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Welcome to another day of Papertrey Ink Anniversary announcements and reveals!  In case you missed it, Papertrey Ink is celebrating 8 years of business with 10 BIG days of new product reveals, contests, and giveaways.  You can visit Nichole's blog for all of the details!

All of the products I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EST on February 15, 2015.  

I'm pretty excited about what we're announcing today. A whole bunch of Make It Market A la Carte items!  Many of you really enjoyed the little house from the Tinsel & Tags kit...I know I sure did.  I had so much fun making the little snow globe domes.  Well, the fun doesn't have to come to an end.  Today we're announcing a new series I've been working on called Petite Places, and it's going to feature dies and $5 stamp sets for creating all sorts of tiny little places!  The first one in the series is a church.  It will be perfect for creating cards, tags and gifts for weddings, baptisms, Easter and more.  It would be really cute for Christmas as well!  It fits perfectly inside the clear domes so you can create jar toppers, keepsake ornaments, tags and more.  

I've also designed a new line of scenery dies called Scene It, which fit inside the clear domes and will allow you to make everyday scenes, much like the wintery scenes that were included in the Tinsel & Tags main kit.  Here is a break down of what's being offered (you can visit Nichole's blog to see graphics of the die collections): 

  • Scene It: Everyday dies - a set of three dies that includes two tree dies and one small hill that can all be layered on top of each other.
  • Scene It: Skyscapes dies - a set of 3 dies with different sky scenes - a sunburst, clouds, and stars.  Any of these can be layered under the trees from the Scene It: Everyday set.
  • Scene It: Basic Backer die - a single scalloped circle die that's sized perfectly to cover the back of the clear domes. If you purchased the Tinsel & Tags kit you already have a backer that you can use.  This one just has finer scallops than the one that was included in the kit.
  • Pop-up Trees dies - a set of three small trees that can be cut from the Basic Backer when creating the upright domes, such as jar toppers.  The base of the trees do not cut, allowing you to pop the trees up from the background. 

So let me show you some projects I created using the new Scene It and Petite Places products!

First is an Easter ornament.  To create my scene I used the Basic Backer as my very bottom layer.  Layered over that is the sunburst from the Scene It: Skyscapes set.  And layered over that are all three layers from the Scene It: Everyday set.  I added color to the trees and hills using my current favorite watercolor smooshing technique.  :-) I tucked the church between the hills.  The Petite Places: Church set contains a "flat" front for the church, which can be used on flat projects like cards and tags, or inside the ornaments like I did here. 


There are a handful of sentiments included in the Petite Places: Church stamp set, all of which will fit on the hill die that's included in the Scene It: Everyday die collection.  I used the Happy Easter sentiment here, but there are wedding and baptism sentiments as well, so it could easily be swapped out if you want to make something similar for a different occasion.  Notice the filler in my globe?  The green flakes are called Terra Textures and those will be available from the Papertrey website on release night as well.  I tossed in a few flower sequins along with the Terra Textures.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Church stamp set and coordinating dies, Scene It: Everyday dies, Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Scene It: Basic Backer die, Terra Textures

For my next project I created a jar topper using the 3D version of the church.  The dimensional part of the church is one die and the flat front (same one used in the ornament above) gets adhered to the front once it's all assembled.  The 3D portion has cut-outs for the windows on the front so that the cut-outs on the flat piece can be lined up.  There are also little dies for the window frames!  


Here I also used the Pop-up Tree dies.  


You can see the trees a little better in this next shot.  You can see how I diecut them from the Basic Backer and then just folded them upright.  I adhered another Basic Backer, cut from Limeade Ice cardstock, to cover the holes that the trees made.  It almost looks like a shadow for the tree!  The sentiment is from the Petite Place: Church stamp set and it's perfect for anything from Baptisms to weddings and more. It's one of my favorite verses.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Church stamp set and coordinating dies, Pop-Up Trees dies, Terra Textures

I have a few cards to show you using these new products as well, but before I do, here's one more dome used as a package topper.  I used the Scene It: Everyday dies along with the cloud layer from the Scene It: Skyscapes set.  I did some paper piecing this time to add lots of color.  It was really pretty easy...I just diecut the tree Scene It: Everyday layers from both Limeade Ice and Kraft cardstock, as well as some Limeade Ice stripe paper for the hills.  Then I just snipped the different pieces apart and layered them, using the Kraft layers as my base for the layers with the trees.


It was fun to play around with ideas for what to put in my scene!  All of the Tiny Treats images work perfectly.  Here I used the bunny from Tiny Treats: Valentine and also a bird from Little Bitty Bird.


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Scene It: Everyday dies, Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Scene It: Basic Backer die, Terra Textures

Now for a few cards!  The Scene It dies are definitely not limited to creating the little domes and ornaments.  Here is a wedding card I created.


I used the sunburst from the Scene It: Skyscapes collection along with just one of the tree layers and the small hill from the Scene It: Everyday die collection.  I layered them all with a bit of low-rise foam tape.  To add color I sponged ink on them using my ink blending tool.  I tucked the little Petite Places: Church in between the hills and added a few sequins to finish it off.  The sentiment is from the The Best is Yet to Be stamp set.  The card base and all of the layers were made from the new Linen Cardstock that's being made available this month as that stuff!


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Places: Church stamp set and coordinating dies, Scene It: Everyday dies, Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock

One more card, this one with a masculine feel using the Scene It: Skyscapes star layer.  I think this one's going to go to my hubby on Valentine's Day on Saturday.  :-)


I cut the Basic Backer from gold metallic cardstock, then layered the Skyscapes star layer over the top, cut from Enchanted Evening cardstock.  Over that is just one of the tree layers from the Scene It: Everyday set cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock. I added the moon, which was cut using the previously released Star Gazer die set.  I took the star cut-outs from the Scene It star layer and adhered them in the background.  The sentiment stamped at the bottom is from the Star Gazer set. 


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Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Scene It: Everyday dies, Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Scene It: Basic Backer die

That wraps up my projects for today, but before I go, I wanted to leave you with a little visual of the Petite Places: Church, highlighting the different ways you can use the stamps and dies. From left to right, they go from simple to all-out.  The church die is super cute on its own, even without any stamping -- the church on the far left is just diecut from Fresh Snow Linen cardstock - no stamping or additional die details were added.  The next one uses just the dies as well, but I added the window frame details. The third church is a combination of dies and stamping.  The windows are a separate stamp - there are two windows clustered on one stamp - so that you can easily stamp them...which goes much quicker than adding the diecut frames.  The fourth house combines all of the stamps and dies for maximum detail.  So it's really up to you how simple or elaborate you want to make them.  If you're mass producing something I'd say skip the window frames.  They're super cute, but in all honesty they are pretty tedious to adhere...they are really tiny!  But they're there if you want them...and I think they're pretty cute for really special projects.  :-)



I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  I'm super excited about the new Petite Places series and the Scene It dies!  I hope you are too.  I'd love to hear from you...what sort of buildings would you like to see?  I've got lots planned, but I'm always open to suggestions!  

I can't wait to see what the other girls created using these new stamps and dies -- I hope you'll hop around with me to their blogs...