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Introducing Heart-2-Heart #7 and Counting My Blessings...

Hello there and welcome to the first day of the August Papertrey Ink release!  Yes...August already!  Today I get to help introduce 2 new sets in the Papertrey August line-up!  Both stamp sets I'm featuring today are $5 sets.  Tons of value and versatility in these little sets, I tell you!  

All of the products I mention as new will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm Eastern time on August 15th, 2012.  

So...first set tonight is the next in the Heart-2-Heart line up.  Heart-2-Heart #7 is a cute little floral set.  It contains two different size flowers and three different leaf sets in various sizes and patterns.  For my first card I used the set to create a colorful background for a birthday card.


I used the coordinating dies to cut some flowers and leaves from felt and used them on a topper for the Celebrations frame.  Notice how I also stamped the leaves on the Harvest Gold band across the center.  I love the pattern they created when stamped that way!  The sentiment is a combination from the Celebrations set (happy) and Birthday Basics (birthday).  


Up next is another card using the Heart-2-Heart #7 set.  There are also two different size stem stamps in the set.  I used them here in an unconventional way...they were used to create the square frames.  


I embossed a square using the Limitless Layers Square dies and used both size stems, stamped four times around in a square inside my embossed line.  I then used some sticky notes to mask off around the frames so I could stamp the smaller flower to fill in the border.  I diecut and stamped the flowers in Raspberry Fizz and stacked them up, topped off with a gem.  I also diecut and layered all three leaf sizes as an accent.  The sentiment is from this Heart-2-Heart set as well.


The next set I get to show you is along the same lines as the popular Wonderful Words series...where the dies are actually more of the focus than the coordinating stamp set.  The die set and coordinating stamps are called Counting My Blessings.  The die set includes the words "thankful", "grateful", and "blessed".  The coordinating stamp set is a small $5 set with words to coordinate with the dies to create sentiments.  

For my first card, I used only the Counting My Blessings dies and combined them with a set from last year, Gratitude Journal, to create some word art on the front of my card.


I stamped lots of different words from Gratitude Journal in the spaced between my diecut words.  I also added some diecut leaves from Autumn Acorn.  The happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from the Autumn Tags set.


Lastly today, I have a card in which I combined both of the sets I'm showcasing today.  I stamped the flowers from Heart-2-Heart #7 and created stripes by stamping the leaves repeatedly.


One other thing to note is the way I diecut the patterned paper along the bottom.  I diecut the word "thankful" from gold patterned paper and then again from a floral.  I used the negative part of the floral piece and trimmed away the top portion.  I could then line this up with my diecut word for a neat effect.  The small "so very" and "for you" are from the coordinating $5 Counting My Blessings stamp set.



That's all for today!  Lots more good stuff coming in the next few days though, as we work our way through the August countdown!  Thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Birthday-Flowers-dtl Finished size = 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Heart-2-Heart #7 stamp set and dies

Miss-You-dtl Finished size = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2
Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Heart-2-Heart #7 stamp set and dies

Thankful-Word-Art-dtl Finished size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Counting My Blessings dies

So-Thankful-dtl Finished size= 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Supplies not linked, but available on August 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Heart-2-Heart #7 stamp set, Counting My Blessings stamp set and dies