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Introducing Snowflake Flurries and Over Under Easy + Holiday Additions...

Welcome to the first day of the October 2012 Papertrey Ink countdown!  Today I get to help introduce three new sets to you.  First is a wonderful sentiment set designed by Nichole called Over Under Easy.  The concept is that there are these great sentiments and then there are a whole bunch of different flourish elements that you can use over, under or around the sentiments.  It's great for building big sentiments that can take center stage on your projects, but there are a few smaller sentiments as well, and the bracket images can be used with any other sentiments in your collection as well.  There is also a small $5 Holiday Addtions set that features two holiday sentiments done in the same style.  

The other set I'm previewing today is called Snowflake Flurries and it's a modern take on the snowflake, designed by Maile Belles. There are coordinating dies to go with this one as well.  So let me show you some projects using these new sets...

First up, a project that uses a ton of new stuff, so read carefully!  :-)  This project features one of the sentiments from the Over Under Easy: Holiday Additions set.  I stamped the sentiment in Scarlet Jewel, then added some of the bracket/flourish images from the full Over Under Easy set using Ripe Avocado ink. It's all stamped onto a Mega Mat Stack 5 die.


Notice the background...it's impressed with a new Impression plate called Diagonal Stripes.  I then added some stamping using a new background set called Background Basics: Super Stripes -- which features the new longer background strips...which means they are long enough to stamp diagonal stripes all the way across your project.  yay!  No more trying to line it up...and failing at it.  ;-)  See the mistletoe up in the corner...yup, you guessed it.  You're also getting dies to coordinate with last month's Mistletoe & Holly set.  


My next project uses a sentiment from the Over Under Easy set.  I stamped this sentiment onto several different colors of paper and heat embossed each with white powder.  I then each line of the sentiment apart and pieced it back together, using a strip of each color.  It's all mounted onto a Limitless Layers Square diecut.  


I also used the new Snowflake Flurries set in the background...these modern snowflakes can definitely be used year round.  They have a very medallion-like feel that makes them extremely versatile.  I love all of the layering possibilities.  Crack open your ink pads and just play...so many different looks can be achieved by layering the different elements with different ink colors.  I used Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest and Canyon Clay here.  I also hand-cut the flourishes to add to the top and bottom of my sentiment.


Next up is a holiday card using the Snowflake Flurries set.  I went with a bright, non-traditional color scheme.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Flurries as well, but the flourish underneath is from Over Under Easy...see what I mean?  Those flourish elements can be used with pretty much any other sentiments in your collection.


For my snowflakes here I used the coordinating dies.  But I didn't line them all up.  On the blue patterned snowflakes I stamped the elements more randomly to give a bit more interest and "flow" to my card.  The red/pink ones are lined up...they look so crisp and pretty, don't they?  I'm loving this look a lot.  


Next up is a card that uses the same sentiment as the blue/orange card above.  This time I masked off the word "smile" when I stamped it onto my project (just use a bit of clear tape over that part of the stamp when inking it up, then peel it off before you stamp).  I filled in with some Modern Alphabet diecuts to spell out the "smile" instead.


I used the Background Basics: Super Stripes to add stripes in the same colors as the letters.  I also added an embellishment that was make with the Snowflake Flurries stamps and dies.  In the background is some Limeade Ice Patterned paper...also new this month!


And lastly, I just wanted to show you another quick card that uses the Snowflake Flurries set to create a pretty background.  I stamped the various elements in shades of blue onto an Aqua Mist cardstock panel to create this medallion-like background.  It was super easy and I think it would be pretty in so many different colors.  


For the sentiment, I used another sentiment from the Over Under Easy set and this time I used one of the flourish elements to stamp a frame around it.  Super quick and pretty.  


Well, that's all for today!  I hope you enjoyed today's peek at just a few of the new products being released this month through Papertrey Ink.  They will all be available for purchase as of 10pm Eastern on the night of October 15th.  

Want more sneaks of this month's goodies?  These gals are also sharing some projects today...

Heather, Melissa, Dawn, Maile, Erin, Nichole, Danielle, Cristina


Supplies not linked but available on October 15, 2012 from Papertrey Ink:  Snowflake Flurries stamp set, Over Under Easy stamp set

Supplies not linked but available on October 15, 2012 from Papertrey Ink:  Over Under Easy stamp set, Over Under Easy Holiday Additions stamp set, Background Basics: Super Stripes, Mistletoe & Holly dies
Supplies not linked but available on October 15, 2012 from Papertrey Ink:  Over Under Easy stamp set, Snowflake Flurries stamp set and coordinating dies
Supplies not linked but available on October 15, 2012 from Papertrey Ink:  Over Under Easy stamp set, Snowflake Flurries stamp set and coordinating dies, Background Basics: Super Stripes stamp set
Supplies not linked but available on October 15, 2012 from Papertrey Ink:  Over Under Easy stamp set, Snowflake Flurries stamp set