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Introducing Love Potion & Think Big Favorites #23...

Hello all and welcome to day 1 of the Papertrey Ink December countdown!  I'm here to share a few new stamp sets with you that Papertrey will be releasing for the month of December.  These new stamps will be available for purchase starting at 10pm EST on December 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.  

The first set I'm showcasing for you today is called Love Potion.  It's a cute, punny set geared towards love and Valentine's day.  There are coordinating dies as well.  The other new set I've incorporated into a few of today's projects is this month's Think Big Favorites.  The sentiments in Think Big Favorites #23 were originally released in the 2010 Love Tags set.  

So let's get to the projects.  First up is a fun little number that uses the new Love Potion set.  How cute are those little beakers with the heart bubbles?  I used a couple of sentiments from the set as well.  The "we have great Chemistry" is from the set, as are the "you" and "me", although they are part of a larger sentiment that I broke up to use this way (masking it off when inking using the scotch tape method).


I used the parenthesis from the Script Alpha die to create my love equation.  :-)  The little dotted heart border is from Simple Valentine, which was released a few years ago.  


Up next is a funny little number.  I had an idea to create a lab coat using the Shape Up Sweater die that was released last month to use along with a beaker and the "love potion no. 9" sentiment.  I simply hand-cut some lapels and added a "shirt" underneath to turn the sweater into a lab coat.  Very simple.  


I couldn't resist adding some heart buttons and the script "love" down the side is from the new Think Big Favorites #23.  Notice how I used the Simple Alphabet to tuck a little "dr." inside the heart of love.  hee.  :-)


Next, I used lots of images from the Love Potion set and played around with my chalk art technique.  I thought it would make an adorable Valentine card for a teacher.  I combined a few older sets as well.  The spinning atoms image was made using a dotted oval from the Borders and Corners: Oval set.  The scripty elements are from BB: Postmarks.


I added some hand doodling with a white pencil as well.  The "be my valentine" sentiment is from Tremendous Treats: Valentine and the "teacher" is from Teacher's Apple.


Up next I combined some of the elements from Love Potion along with the Cover Plate: Hexadon die.  I thought with some creative trimming it would resemble a chemical formula.  


The little hearts and the chemistry sentiment are from Love Potion...the little script words are from Simple Valentine.  I also added a subtle graph pattern to the background using BB: Geometric.  


And last but not least, is a little number that uses several sentiments and hearts from the new Think Big Favorites #23.  This set packs a lot of punch.  There are the main sentiments and then there are also several different sized hearts to fill in and accent with.  Lots of different things to play around with!  Here I took the script love sentiment and stamped it around the edges of my card using lots of bright inks.  I then went back with my blending/sponge tool and rubbed those same ink colors into the background.  It resulted in a fun graffiti totally reminds me of something my 9 year old daughter would love!


I also stamped a little bit of Grunge Me in the background.  The heart window was cut using the new Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Hearts die collection, which is also a new product for this month.  Hearts...yay!  I've been waiting from some LL hearts.    


That's all for my projects today...thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today's peek into a few of the new Papertrey products being released this month!  Stay tuned for more countdown posts as the week goes along.  

Love-Potion Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Love Potion stamp set and coordinating dies, Think Big Favorites #23 stamp set 

Great-Chemistry-dtl Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Love Potion stamp set and coordinating dies

Chalkboard-valentine Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Love Potion stamp set
Love-Formula-dtl Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Love Potion stamp set
Love-Graffiti Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Think Big Favorites #23 stamp set, Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Heart die collection