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It's time for the first group post of the April Papertrey Ink countdown! Today we're featuring some fun products for the guys, and some cute treat wrap ideas for guys and more.  

I also have a few more projects featuring some of my new sets for April at the end of this post.  

All of the products mentioned as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase on the Papertrey Ink website, beginning at 10pm Eastern on April 15th.

First up today is a Father's Day card and gift card card holder using Lizzie's adorable new King of the Grill stamps and dies, along with her new Favor It: Fry Box die.  Such a fun set of products for those hard to craft for guys!  I stamped and diecut the burger and layered it over a black cardstock panel for a chalkboard-like effect.  I did a Pinterest search for "burger poster" and there were so many cool looking burger posters that incorporated the chalkboard look in one way or another, and that's what inspired this card.  


Besides that cute burger, there are a few other new products here too.  The kraft frame around the outside was cut using the new Delightful Cover Plate.  The words above the burger are from the new Treat Box Tag Lines stamp set.  I heat embossed them in white and used a white pencil to draw lines to them from the burger.  I also used a white pencil to draw a border just inside the frame.


I made a gift card holder using the Fry Box, complete with felt french fries!  :-)  The box was stamped with another new set called Boxed Background Stripes and it coordinates with both the fry box and the new popcorn box die coming your way this month.  The "fresh & tasty" sentiment and frame is from the new Treat Box Tag lines set and is stamped on the coordinating die.  I created the black text background by stamping a few of the sentiments from the Treat Box Tag Lines set repeatedly until the whole box front was filled.


To make the felt french fries I used the Rainbow Stripes die and just did a partial cut on Harvest Gold felt so that the stripes stayed connected at the bottom.  I diecut the Rainbow Stripes twice across two widths of the felt so that I had two strips of "fries".  I stacked them on top of each other, along with a strip of cardstock (to give it a bit of structure at the base), and used my sewing machine to stitch them all together.  Then I just simply folded it around my gift card and used a glue dot to secure.  It was such a fun project!


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  King of the Grill stamp set and coordinating dies, Boxed Background Stripes stamp set, Treat Box Tag Lines stamp set and coordinating die, Favor It: Fry Box die

 My next project uses another new set of treat wrap dies coming your way this month, designed by Erin, and called Snack Cup Holder.  It does just as the name implies...hold two of those little clear plastic snack cups that you can pick up just about anywhere.  I decided to combine it with my new Tiny Town School dies - happy coincidence that they fit perfectly on the front of the Snack Cup Holder!  Couldn't have worked out better if we had tried.  :-)  


I was even able to position the little partitions so that they aren't visible through the windows or doors of the schoolhouse.  I stamped the "just for you" on the top portion using the new Keep It Simple: Just for You set coming out this month.  The "teacher" sentiment is from the new Paper Clippings: Thank You set, as is the little yellow scalloped border.  The snack cups are dressed up with patterned papers which were cut using another new die called Snack Cup Wraps...and yes, you guessed it, they cut a perfect wrap to go around the outside, as well as a circle to cover the lid.


I filled the cups with embellished paper clips that I made using elements from the Clipsters mini kit that was released last year.  The little apple one was stamped with the apple from the new Dress Up Dolls: School Days set.  I was thinking that instead of covering both of the snack cups with paper, it might be fun to leave one plain and drop a little battery operated tea lights (they fit perfectly in the snack cups) to create a cute luminary.  Going to have to try that!!  


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Snack Cup Holder die, Snack Cup Wrap die, Tiny Town School die, Keep it Simple: Just for You stamp set, Paper Clippings: Thank You stamp set, Dress Up Dolls: School Days stamp set

Now I have a few more projects using some of my other new sets coming out this month.  First up is a teacher thank you made with the new Paper Clippings: Thank You die, along with What the Doodle: Apple.  I started off my creating a green watercolored background using my Zig pens.  When it was dry I added the "thank you so much" diecut - I trimmed off the flowers, etc. that are part of the diecut so that I could just use the words. Not hard to do at all, just a few snips.   


I layered that jumbo diecut over the watercoloring and then added the smaller apple image from What the Doodle: Apple, which I colored with Copics.  The "teacher" sentiment at the bottom is from the Paper Clippings: Thank You stamp set.  It's fun to think about what other things could be tucked into that little spot where I put the apple -- maybe a bird from Spring Woods, or a pretty flower.  Might have to play around with some of those ideas soon!  


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Thank You stamp set and die, What the Doodle: Apple stamp set and coordinating die

My last card for today is probably one of my favorites I created for this entire release.  I used the new Inspired: Faith stamp set along with some bits and pieces from the new Color Pop: Butterflies kit, which you'll be seeing more of very soon, I promise!  This sentiment is one of my favorites from the set because it's a great reminder for all of us.  I thought the garden tools and gloves from Garden Variety were the perfect complement to this sentiment.


I stamped and stenciled several of the small flower clusters from the new Color Pop: Butterflies kit around the sentiment, and also a few of the small butterflies.  I diecut the garden tools and gloves and added those in as well.  I love how fresh and garden-y it turned out.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on April 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Inspired: Faith stamp set, Color Pop: Butterflies mini kit

Well, that wraps up today's projects!  We'll see you back here again tomorrow for another group post. Be sure to hop around to the other DT blogs to see their adorable Father, Food & More posts!

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