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Honoring Moms! (and introducing Bitty Bouquets!)

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Hello again!  I hope you're not getting tired of me popping up in your inbox or on your feed reader!  We're celebrating Papertrey Ink's 8th Anniversary, and that means I'll have a new post introducing new products every day until the 15th!  

Today's theme is Honoring Moms!  We have lots of great mom-related products to introduce to you today, along with some great every day basics that I think you're going to like. All of these new products will be available to purchase from the Papertrey Ink website beginning at 10pm EST on February 15th. 

I'm excited to introduce one of my new Make It Market A la Carte stamp sets being released this month, called Bitty Bouquets.  This $15 set contains all the bits and pieces needed to assemble four different little floral bouquets.  Remember the little flower cluster that was in the Make It Market County Fair kit?  That was the inspiration for this stamp set.  I found myself reaching for that little bouquet time after time - it's the perfect size to tuck around a sentiment, or embellish a corner...and I found myself wanting more and different little bouquets, so Bitty Bouquets was born.  There is a set of coordinating dies as for each of the four bouquets.  

Let me show you some projects using Bitty Bouquets along with several other new products...

First up is a set of gift tags.  This set shows all four of the bouquets found in the Bitty Bouquets set.  There are tulips, hydrangeas, roses, and another little flower that I'm honestly not sure what I intended it to be, I just thought it was fun...kind of looks like a poppy maybe?  I dunno.  :-)  There are a few sentiments as well, like the "enjoy" I used here.  


So, a little about the Bitty Bouquets stamps - many of the images are grouped together onto one stamp, making it quick and easy to stamp these little multi-colored bouquets.  Take the tulips for example - all of the greenery (stems and leaves) are one stamp, the tulips are clustered with the small berries onto one stamp, and the tiny flowers are all clustered onto another stamp.  So you will just need to stamp three things in order to create the whole bouquet...quick and easy, but still lets you create multi-colored images. The coordinating dies make it even easier to line everything up.


I used the new Enclosed: Basic Folded Tag as the base for these.  They're done up in one of my favorite spring/summer color combos...Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, and Summer Sunrise.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bitty Bouquets stamp set and coordinating dies, Enclosed: Basic Folded Tag 

My next project uses a new Text Block: Mom die being released this month.  I "smooshed" some Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise inks onto a panel of white cardstock.  I love that very technical term.  :-)  I layered the Text Block: Mom diecut over top and embellished the corners with the roses from the Bitty Bouquets set.


Such a pretty die, and the little rose bouquets are the perfect size to cluster around the corners. 


On the inside I stamped a sentiment which is found in a brand new monthly series by Dawn called Tucked In.  It's a little $5 set that contains just a few nice verses to stamp on the's going to be one of those great basics for sure!  I'm sure she'll have lots of great variety for us in the coming year.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bitty Bouquets stamp set and coordinating dies, Text Block: Mom die, Tucked In: Mother stamp set

For my next card I used the little rose bouquet again, this time I stamped it several times around in a circle for form a wreath.


I didn't ink up the whole length of the stem so that I could position them closer to each other.  I experimented on a piece of scrap paper first to get my placement the way I wanted. I used Tropical Teal ink for the stems, which is such a pretty color for floral stems and leaves - some of them were stamped second generation (meaning I stamped them a second time without re-inking the stamp) to give them a lighter color.  I filled in a few areas by stamping some berries (they're actually the center for the roses) and some small flower clusters (which actually go with the tulip bouquet).  A bow of True Black baker's twine finishes it off.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bitty Bouquets stamp set

For my next card I paired Bitty Bouquets with Mega Gracious Vases.  I used the hydrangeas, tulips, and roses to make a pretty mixed bouquet.


I layered a pretty diecut underneath, sort of like a placemat. This is from a new set of dies being released this month called Keep It Simple Frames - yep, you guessed it...designed to be used with all of the Keep It Simple sets.  Of course they can be used for so much more too, like I did here.  The "hello" sentiment is from Bitty Bouquets.  I layered everything over a panel of the new Bitty Dot Vellum.


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 Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bitty Bouquets stamp set and coordinating dies, Keep It Simple Frames die collection, Bitty Dot Vellum

And a couple more quick cards for today using the hydrangea from Bitty Bouquets...


I always love Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain, Limeade Ice, and Blueberry Sky together.  Royal Velvet is perfect for stamping sentiments to go along with this color scheme.  The sentiments here are both from the Bitty Bouquets set as well.  I used the banner die from the new Keep It Simple: Frames set to create the embellishment up in the corner, along with some twine, a round clip and a few rainstones.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bitty Bouquets stamp set, Keep It Simple Frames die collection 

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the Bitty Bouquets set along with all of the other new stuff I snuck in there!  :-)  See you back here tomorrow!  In the mean time you can hop over to Nichole's blog if you haven't already, where she'll be showing lots more projects and she'll also have lots of links to send you about to see even more.