Star Gazer...
Out to Sea Revisited...

Papertrey Ink April 2013 Release...

Well, today is the big day!  All of the April Papertrey goodies we've been sneak peeking over the last week will go up in the store tonight at 10pm EST.  Happy shopping!  

I'm here to share the remainder of my April projects with you.  

First is a card using the new Polka Dot Parade #3.  This set has a cute little retro t.v. image that I wanted to put to use.  I started thinking about retro things, which led me to looking around at retro signs like these...

Retro signs
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And that inspired me to create this card with my own version of a retro tv billboard...


This is not one of those frugal stamp and cardstock only cards...sorry.  :-)  I had fun piling up a bunch of different dies and stamp sets.  In the background are some clouds from Up, Up and Away.  The background of the sign is from Ad Sense, the arrow is from Get to the Point, the letters are Headline Alpha dies, and the "you color my world" (with color masked out and replaced with diecuts) is from Happy Trails.  Sitting on top of it all is the tv from Polka Dot Parade #3, complete with a colored screen reminiscent of the "this is only a test" screen.  The abstract city scape along the bottom edge was just something I cut free-hand.  



Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Polka Dot Parade stamp set and coordinating dies

Up next is a much simpler card using the new Handy Hardware set.  I used the saw image from the set and embossed the blade with silver embossing powder, which I pressed against a piece of scrap paper while it was still warm to add a little distressing.  I layered it over some woodgrain patterned paper in which I cut a slit to make it appear as if the saw is cutting. 


I used the new Sketched Shapes to stamp the triangle border.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white powder.  Just a quick and easy card that would be perfect for a masculine birthday!



Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Handy Hardware stamp set and coordinating dies, Sketched Shapes stamp set

Next is a Father's Day card using Dawn's latest installment of Boutique Borders.  For some reason this one reminded me of the label you might find on the back of an expensive tie, so I went with that as my inspiration for this card.


The elements on this card were easy to create, but still give the illusion of a suit, tie, and fancy cuff.  The tie was cut from some of the new Sapphire Shimmer cardstock.  I stamped the solid strip image from Sketched Shapes onto it using Enchanted Evening ink.  It looks just like a silk tie!  I wondered if the ink would dry on the slick shimmer surface, but I hit it with my heat gun and let it set for a bit and I'm happy to report that it did indeed dry.  


Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Boutique Borders: Father stamp set and coordinating die, Sapphire Shimmer Cardstock


Next is a boy-ish birthday card using 7th Inning Stretch.  I stamped the bats at an angle across the center of the card, then added strips of cardstock and some patterned paper to the corners. 


The Pure Poppy cardstock strips were stamped with the small chevron image from Sketched Shapes.  The small stars are from the Star Gazer Die collection. 



Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  7th Inning Stretch stamp set and coordinating dies, Sketched Shapes stamp set, Star Gazer dies


Last, but not least is a project using this month's Wonderful Words: Memories set.  I decided to get a jump on journaling our upcoming summer vacation by creating a travel journal/album.  I used a Fancy Pants Brag Book as the base for this project. 


I stamped the map image from World Map onto iron on transfer paper, then ironed it onto some canvas fabric.  I added ink shading, then adhered it to the front of the album.  I added the diecut "memories" using the new Wonderful Words: Memories die.  I also stamped "captured", which is from the coordinating stamp set.  I stamped the year using Library Ledger Year Additions.  I also added some images from the Postmarks set.  I brushed over everything with some Decoupage glue to make it sturdy enough to take along on our trip.


Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink:  Wonderful Words: Memories stamp set and coordinating dies


That's all for my projects for this month! If you'd like to see more, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls that are sharing the rest of their projects today as well...