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Welcome to the last big group post for the September Papertrey Ink countdown.  We have some fun things to show you today (but don't we always?!?).

Today the team is showcasing the next set in the Petite Places series...a nativity set!  We're also showing a great sentiment set by Dawn that is the perfect companion...O Holy Night.

AND there's a new set of Scene it Dies to coordinate!  Scene It: Bethlehem is the perfect backdrop for all of the new Nativity stamps and dies.

AND we're revealing something else today that I'm pretty excited about...a whole new way to display your Petite Places...ornaments!  The Petite Hexagon and Square ornaments are designed to be the perfect size to hold a Petite Places scene.  The design was inspired by the popular terrariums that people are filling with all kinds of scenes...I just love how that looks and wanted to be able to do something similar with our tiny Petite Places.  But they're going to be great for so much more, too...turn them into treat containers, luminaries, and more.

All of these new products will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website beginning at 10pm Eastern on September 15th.

I have lots to show you today, but first I have some videos.  This first one guides you through putting the Petite Places: Nativity stable together...

 

This one shows you how to assemble the Square Petite Ornament...

 

And this one will walk you through assembling the Hexagon Ornament...

 

Now let me show you all of my projects!

First up is an ensemble I created using the new Petite Places Nativity, O Holy Night, Scene It: Bethlehem, and the Petite Square Ornament dies.

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The card uses one of the gorgeous sentiments from the O Holy Night set.  I did a little masking so I could split it and stamp part above and part below the circle cut-out on the front of my card.  I stamped it in Classic Kraft ink on a Soft Stone background.  I used the star/circle die from the Scene It: Bethlehem set to cut the circle window from two layers of Soft Stone cardstock (making sure the circle was in the same place on both).  

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I diecut all three layers of the Bethlehem dies (star background, city scape, and palm trees) from linen cardstock and stacked them all up.  I also added the stable from the Petite Places: Nativity set, and the nativity trio, stamped in Fine Linen ink.  I sandwiched all of those layers between the two panels of Soft Stone cardstock, dropping the stack of diecuts down slightly so I could catch the bottom edges in between the two layers. It makes for a kind of cool peek-a-boo effect.  The inside of the card is a panel of Luxe Gold cardstock -- I cut it about 1/2" taller than my Soft Sone panels, scored it and sandwiched that extra 1/2" in between the soft stone layers.  

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Let's take a look at the ornament!  I diecut the Square Petite Ornament from white cardstock and assembled it.  I filled it up with a complete nativity set.  Notice something else kind of fun...in the background of the ornament you can see the star and city layer from the Scene It: Bethlehem dies.  The arch of the circle fits just nicely in the arch of the opening of the Square Ornament.  I just had to trim off the bottom and a little on the sides.  I sponged it with some Enchanted Evening ink to give it a little color.  Each ornament die includes a pretty border that can be added along the bottom edge if you like.  I cut it from white and added it along the bottom edge.  I also glued some small silver beads to the bottom of the ornament to look like "feet".

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Next in the ensemble is a quick and easy tag.  I started off with Tag Sale #4 cut from Night Sky Shimmer cardstock.  I layered just the city scene from the Scene It: Bethlehem over the top and stamped the wise men along with one of the sentiments from the Petite Places: Nativity set in Soft Stone ink.

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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Ornaments Square die collection, Petite Places: Nativity stamp set and coordinating dies, O Holy Night stamp set, Scene It: Bethlehem die collection

Next up is another Nativity ornament.  This time I cut the square ornament from Smokey Shadow cardstock and created the stable in black and kraft carsdtock.  All of the nativity figures were stamped in True Black ink on linen cardstock.

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On each side I stamped a sentiment from the O Holy Night set onto the acetate covering the opening using Staz On ink.

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 Here's a quick view of the other side with another sentiment.  I love how that looks!

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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Ornaments Square die collection, Petite Places: Nativity stamp set and coordinating dies, O Holy Night stamp set

Up next I wanted to create a couple of different scenes inside the ornaments using some of the previously released Petite Places sets. I really wanted them to resemble the terrariums that are so popular right now, so I cut them from Smokey Shadow carstock.  I spritzed them with some shimmer spray and also added a few other details -- I found these metal ribbon slider beads that I've had in my stash forever and decided they would make cute "door handles".  I also added some beads for "feet".  The sides of the ornaments are all enclosed with clear cardstock.

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The square ornament is filled with the Petite Places: Church along with the pick-up from City Station.  The little tree that's loaded on the pick-up?  That's from Maile's new Treetops Glisten set.  It's perfect!  

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Here's a little of a side view where you can see that I added some Scene It: Mountain View dies to the back side of the ornament.

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This next one uses the Hexagon Ornament and I filled it with a Sweet Shoppe scene.

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The car, stop light, and little bistro table are from Petite Places: Main Street.

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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Ornaments Hexagon die collection, Petite Ornaments Square die collection

Next I thought it would be fun to turn the ornaments into luminaries.  I put a battery operated tea light inside each ornament.

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I diecut the ornaments from white cardstock and covered each window opening with vellum.  I stamped some snowflakes from the In the Meadow set using White Staz On ink.  I added one of the borders to each ornament along the bottom, cut from Pure Poppy cardstock.

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I added some name tags to them...wouldn't they be SO fun to use at each place setting for a Christmas dinner?  Or maybe even a wedding?  I embellished each name tag with a couple sprigs of greenery and the cardinal, all from the Holiday Folk kit.

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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Ornaments Hexagon die collection, Petite Ornaments Square die collection, Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Folk

The Petite Ornaments can be used as treat containers or wraps, too!  Just cover the window openings with patterned paper or cardstock.  Here I created a trio of them.

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The green hexagon box was stamped with some images from the Treetops Glisten set.

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A fun thing I discovered is that the sentiments from the Minute to Make: Holiday Tags set fit nicely inside the opening of the Square Ornament!  For this red box I used the pretty "peace" sentiment.

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For the aqua box I used that fun "merry" banner, again from the Minute to Make sets.

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Supplies not linked, but available on September 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Petite Ornaments Hexagon die collection, Petite Ornaments Square die collection, Minute to Make: Holiday Tags stamp set, Treetops Glisten stamp set

 That wraps up my projects for today!  I hope you enjoyed.  Want to see more?  Be sure to hop around to the other DT girls...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones

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