**edited to add: All photos are now up - thank you for your patience!
***NOTE: Typepad must be having some sort of glitch and I'm having a terrible time uploading my project photos! After many attempts I managed to get a few posted, but will have to try and add the rest sometime in the morning. :-( So sorry!***
Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the April 2015 Papertrey Ink countdown. Today I get to introduce the next destination in the Petite Places line up. This month we're headed back to school! This set has been very much requested, so I hope you enjoy.
I also have lots of new dies to share with you today! There is a set of Number Clip dies, a few new dies for the Scene It collection, and a new Shaker Shape! All of these new products will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EST on April 15th.
On to the projects, shall we?
First up is a dome topper all done up with the Petite Places: School stamps and dies...perfect for end of the year or Teacher Appreciation day gifts. This set is complete with an old-fashioned school house, a picket fence with a flag, a slide, and a swing set. So sweet. :-) The picket fence, slide, and swing set are all designed as pop-up dies, meaning the bottom edge does not cut, allowing you to cut them from the Basic Backer and simply fold them up, no need to figure out another way to attach. Of course a few simple snips allows you to use them as regular diecuts as well. There are not stamps for the slide and swing set as there was not room in the set, but I simply colored the diecuts with my Copics.
On the inside of the dome I stamped the "thank you teacher" sentiment from the Petite Places: School stamp set and filled it with some Terra Textures and also some alphabet confetti from the new Shaker Shape die I'll tell you more about in just a bit! My dome topper is on a cute pint sized container that you'll be hearing more about later on in the countdown.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Petite Places: School stamp set and coordinating dies, pint-size container
Up next is another pint-sized container, but this time I created a little scene using just the front of the school house along with the Scene It: Everyday dies. Just like the other sets we've released so far in the Petite Places series, the school can be used as a 3D version, or the front can be used alone on flat projects. Notice the tag base? That's a new die in the Scene It line up being released this month called Scene It: Doily Tag Base. I have two new tag bases coming out, very similar to the plain circle one that was included in the Make It Market: Tinsel & Tags kit. This one has some pretty scallops and it sort of looks like a doily.
It's the perfect size to fit on the top of the pint-sized container. I just attached it with some Aqua Mist ribbon, threaded through the slits in the sides and tied into a bow.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Petite Places: School stamp set and coordinating dies, Scene It: Doily Tag Base die, pint-size container
Next is a card using the Petite Places: School stamps and dies. I created a "happy back to school" card with a sweet school yard scene along the bottom using the picket fence, swing set, and slide.
The "happy" sentiment was diecut using the Tipped Tops dies. The "first day of" sentiment is from the Petite Places: School set, which I stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. Notice the 3? That's one of the new Number Clips dies. I diecut it from Pure Poppy cardstock and coated it with clear embossing powder to give it a shiny look. Then I used it to attach a "rd" diecut, which was cut using the Suffix Style dies (a perfect companion to these new Number Clips dies!). I wrapped a bit of twine and also stamped the word "grade" which is from the previously released Teacher Tickets set. Oh, and I should mention the notebook patterned paper in the background. That's new too and you'll be seeing more of that in a day or two!
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Petite Places: School stamp set and coordinating dies, Number Clips dies, Pencil Me In Patterned Paper
Here's one more quick Petite Places: School project. This time I used the other new Scene It Tag Base being released this month called Scene It: Scalloped Tag Base. It's a little more basic than the Doily Base, with just some simple scallops. I used it here to create a little gift card holder, simply by sandwiching two of them together with a gift card in between.
I used a little adhesive to attach the gift card to the back Tag Base, just to make sure it didn't fall out, and then tied the two tags together with some twine threaded through the slits in the sides. The sweet school scene was made using the Scene It: Skyscapes dies, the Pop-up Tree dies, and of course the front of the Petite Places: School. The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Petite Places: School stamp set and coordinating dies, Scene It: Scalloped Tag Base
So, let's talk a little more about those Number Clips dies. It's a set of 10 dies featuring the numbers 0-9, each attached to a sort of paper clip. I had fun diecutting them from all sorts of colors. Just cut from cardstock they're a fun embellishment. If you want them to be a little sturdier you could coat them in clear embossing powder or glossy accents. I can see the planner peeps having fun with these in the planners as well, or in scrapbook pages or Monthly Moments projects!
Here's a graduation card I created with a few of the Number Clips strung together to form the graduation year. I also tucked some stars under the clips.
The sentiments are from Enclosed: Graduate (released last month) and the notebook paper is once again from the new Pencil Me In patterned paper pad coming out this month.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Number Clips dies, Pencil Me In Patterned Paper
Here's a little birthday card I put together, also using the Number Clips. They're a great match for the sentiments in the Big Birthday Wishes set. Here I layered them over a Monthly Moments Journal card diecut by clipping them over a strip of dotted vellum. These clips make it easy to customize your birthday cards with the recipients age!
I stamped some candles from the Make It Market: Party Pops kit along the bottom edge of the journaling card. You could use the same idea I use here for holiday cards as well...use the number 14 for Valentine's day, 25 for Christmas, etc.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Number Clips dies
My next card uses the new Shaker Shapes dies being released this month...Shaker Shapes: Pencil! This one is so fun! It features two separate places for filler - one in the top eraser portion, and one in the main pencil portion so that you can add two different fillers. There is a little die that cuts the "metal" eraser holder as well as dies for the pencil tip, lead, and even a little scribble.
And just like all of the other Shaker Shapes dies there are some fun confetti dies nested inside...this one features alphabet and number confetti! There is a complete set of letters, A-Z, and a complete set of numbers 0-9. I layered my finished shaker pencil over a panel of the Pencil Me In patterned paper and added a sentiment from the Petite Places: School set.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Shaker Shapes: Pencil die, Petite Places: School stamp set, Pencil Me In patterned paper collection
For my last project today, I wanted to use that pretty Scene It: Doily Tag Base on a card. I thought it would be pretty paired with one of the sentiments from the Graceful Greetings set.
This made for a quick and easy card...just a little stamping on the center of the tag, and then tie it on with a bit of twine threaded through the slits in the sides. Easy peasy.
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Scene It: Doily Tag Base die, Graceful Greetings stamp set