Introducing Dress Up Dolls...
Introducing What the Doodle...

Introducing Tiny Town Series...

Ann logo

The whole team is playing along with the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration today with a group post!  We have some fun (I hope!) things to show you today.  So many of you enjoyed my Petite Places series from last year and were sad to see that come to an end.  There have been several requests over the past year for something similar in a larger scale.  Well, today I'm excited to show you what we've come up with to fill the request.  Introducing the Tiny Town Series!  

Tiny Town will be a series of dies that will allow you to create larger scale village pieces, treat boxes, and favors.  I have put together a video that explains the dies in detail and shows how everything works together. 


To kick off the Tiny Town series we are releasing a few different die collections, as shown in the video above, but here are the details just in case...

Tiny Town: Basics includes the main structure that will act as the main building block for all of the different accessory sets that will be released.  It includes some window and door cut-outs and details that will turn the basic structure into an adorable little house.  There is also an optional handle that can be added to the roof.  I show this in the above video as well.

Tiny Town: Church includes all of the accessories needed to turn the Tiny Town: Basics set into a sweet little church

Tiny Town Square and Scalloped Shingles - these are two different roof styles being offered for those that want to use the Tiny Town as actual little village pieces - these roof panels can be added to the top of the basic structure and will give a more realistic roofline.

All of these new dies will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website beginning on February 15th, 2016 at 10pm EST.  

Now let me show you a few projects!  I had so much fun putting these together.  So many possibilities.  I can't wait to dress these up for all of the different seasons!  First up I used just the Tiny Town: Basics set along with the Scalloped Shingles die to create some sweet spring treat containers. 


I used a combination of both the handle option and the roof option.  I trimmed the Scalloped Shingles die in half and adhered one side to each side of the roof of the box, with the tabs/handle in between. 


I kept the boxes pretty simple...they're pretty cute on their own and don't necessarily need a lot of embellishing.  I just put the flower cluster from the Quilted: Spring set on the roof of each, along with a tag, which was stamped with a sentiment from a new set coming your way this month, which you'll hear more about later!



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town: Basics die collection, Tiny Town: Scallop Shingles die, Simply Spring Borders stamp set

My next project uses the Tiny Town Basics die collection along with the Tiny Town: Church additions to create a baptism ensemble.  I created a gift box along with a matching card.  The matching card uses the Petite Places: Church stamps and dies.  I thought it was fun to see the size comparison and just how much bigger Tiny Town is than the Petite Places!  


I diecut the church from white cardstock and the window frames from Sweet Blush.  I didn't use any of the optional roof dies this time, I just tucked the flaps inside and then  tied a pretty ribbon around the whole thing.  


The tag was cut using the Jar Labels II die and stamped with a sentiment from the Petite Places: Church set.  The little flowers are from the Mini Blooms set. 


It makes for a memorable way to package up a piece of keepsake jewelry or other small gift.


The card was made using the notecard die from the Party Pops kit along with the sunburst from the Scene It: Skyscapes die collection.  The banner was trimmed from the Scene It: Celebration die and stamped with the Congratulations sentiment from the Petite Places: Church set (I curved it on my block to fit the banner and also used a piece of tape to quickly mask off the "on your wedding day" that's part of that sentiment).



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town: Basics die collection, Tiny Town: Church die collection

My last projects for today use the tiny Town dies to create a couple of little putz-style spring houses.  I had so much fun putting these together.  Wouldn't they be fun all done up for different seasons?  Pumpkins for fall, maybe some sledders from In the Meadow for a winter many fun possibilities!  I used the Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle die to cut holes in the bottom flaps so I could set them over top of a couple of battery operated tea lights.  I show this in the video at the top of this post too, if you want to see how that in action.


I started off by cutting a couple of the largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle die collection to use as the bases for the houses. This gave plenty of extra room to add some other details. I didn't glue the houses to the bases, they're just sitting there so that I could lift them up and turn the tealights on and off.  I used the Picket Fence die, which was a little bit large, but worked well once I trimmed off the bottom of the pickets, then folded it at the bottom crossbar and used that crossbar to adhere it to my base.  I used the Rectangle Shingles die on top of the church and also added some scallops to the roof and front peak using the smallest Scalloped Border die.


I used the Scalloped Shingles die for the roof of the house and also added some scallops, again using the Small Scalloped Border die.  For a fun touch I cut up some paper straws (these were from the County Fair kit) and added them to the room and the corners of the house.  I cut the straws in half lengthwise as well, so they kind of hug the corners.  I also put some small hearts cut with the Heart Prints dies at the peak of the roof.  The lamppost is from the All Through the House kit.



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town: Basics die collection, Tiny Town: Church die collection, Scallop Shingles die, Rectangle Shingles die


 Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in the Anniversary excitement!  If you'd like to see more of the Tiny Town dies in action, be sure to hop around to the other team blogs...

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