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Papertrey Ink August 2014 Release Wrap up...

We've come to the last day of the August Papertrey Ink countdown!  I hope you've enjoyed all of the warm and cozy, spooky and scary projects we've shared with over the past 5 days.  All of the new stamps and dies will be available for purchase tonight, August 15th, starting at 10pm Eastern time from the Papertrey Ink website.

I'm here to share the rest of my release projects with you, plus I have a little bit of news about myself at the bottom of this post.  

I'll start off with a couple more Halloween projects.  The first one uses Heather's new Happy, Spooky Halloween.  I just love this set.  The little characters are so cute I couldn't decide which one to use, so I decided to use them all...they're even cuter when they're all together.


I diecut them with the coordinating dies and stacked them all up.  I like the way the cat's tail is wrapped around the ghost.  :-)  I put one of the Haunted Borders along the bottom.




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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Happy, Spooky Halloween stamps and coordinating dies, Haunted Borders stamps and coordinating dies

Next is another Halloween card, this one using several new products.  I created another shaker card (I know...someone stop me!)  This time I enclosed a few of the spiders from Along Came a Spider.  For the front I used the new Text Block: Halloween die backed with some clear cardstock.


For the background I used the web die from Along Came A Spider that just cuts the holes for the web.  I backed it with white cardstock so the design would show.


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th: Text Block: Halloween die, Along Came A Spider stamp set and coordinating dies

Next I have a few autumn/thanksgiving cards.  I'll start with this September birthday card which uses the latest installment of the Birthday Classic series.  I placed that lovely block sentiment inside a Slide Frame diecut, then surrounded it with the pretty leaves from the new Autumn Adornments.


The Slide Frame was stamped with BB: Herringbone.  I added the chain-like border from Haunted Borders along the bottom edge and a bit of cotton button twine around the top (rouged up again, using the same pulling technique I talked about the other day).


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th: Birthday Classics: September stamp set, Autumn Adornments stamp set, Haunted Borders stamp set and coordinating dies

My next card is a Thanksgiving card in a totally non-traditional Thanksgiving color scheme.  I used the new Phrase Play #7 die and coordinating stamps.  I really like the leaf image on this's fun to do add color by piecing different colors back in the diecut openings.  I stamped the background of the diecut with various words from the Phrase Play #7 stamp set.


The background was stamped with BB: Diagonals using Tropical Teal ink, onto the same color carsdtock.  "happy Thanksgiving" was stamped along the bottom using the new Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving set.


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 Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th: Phrase Play #7 die and coordinating stamps, Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving stamp set

My last card today uses Dawn's new Tick Tock set.  How fun is this set?  I just love it.  There are so many different looks you could do with this adorable clock.  I went for a bright folk art look...


The sentiments are just too cute too.  In the corners I stamped the pretty dotted flourish from Autumn Adornments...I thought it fit perfectly with the folk art feel of this card.


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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on August 15th:  Tick Tock stamp set and coordinating dies, Autumn Adornments stamp set

To see more projects using the new August stamps and dies, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls...

That's all for my projects today, but I do have a bit of news to share with you.  As you probably know, I've taken on a new role with Papertrey this year in the way of product design with the Make It Market kits.  I love it and it is going well, but it has also made this year an extremely busy one, when combined with the fact that I have a busy, growing family!  My kids are involved in more and more activities, and you know how that goes...lots of those activities also involve Mom!  It's for this reason that I've decided to step down from my position as Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.  It was not an easy decision, but one that has been weighing on me for a while.  I just love the whole crew there, as well as my fellow Go-to Gals.  I consider them to be not just crafting friends, but real-life, true friends, and it will be hard to not work with them in this capacity.  That was by far the hardest part of the decision.  I love these crazy girls and all the good times we've had together!

Go-to gals

I want to thank all of the folks at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking for the opportunity to work with them for the past 6 years as one of their Go-to Gals.  The industry has been through a lot in that time and we've had some great times and some rough patches, but we got through them together.  You won't be seeing me around as a Go-to Gal anymore, but that doesn't mean we'll be strangers.  :-)  

Take care and thanks for stopping by today!