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Good morning!  It's the first group post of the Papertrey Ink July countdown!  

Today the team is featuring a "sweet" line-up of new stamps and dies!  Here's a quick run-down of what's being shown today...

~Colorful Sweets stamp set and coordinating dies designed by Erin, which is filled with cut ice cream cones, cupcakes, and cake.  Perfect for coloring!  

~Cover Plate Awning die by Erin

~Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies designed by me - a cute addition to the Tiny Town Basics, which will turn the Basic structure into a cute bakery, candy shop, or more, all depending on how you accessorize it!   

All of the stamps and dies I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10p Eastern time on July 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.  

Before I get into the projects, I have a video for you that shows you the cutting and assembly for the Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe...


I'm excited about this new Tiny Town addition and I can't wait to show you some projects!  Up first is, of course, a sweet shoppe ensemble.  I used the dies to create a little cupcake decorating kit, along with a tub of frosting, which could be given along with a cake mix for a fun gift.  My younger daughter would love this - she loves to mess around in the kitchen!  Of course, just like the other Tiny Town addition sets, you'll need the Tiny Town Basics set for the building base. The Sweet Shoppe dies have a fun awning that can be added to the roof.  There are new windows in a different shape than what we have so far in the Tiny Town collection, some cute window boxes, and flowers to fill them!  There's also a small hanging sign that can be added to the side of the building. 


I pulled out my Sweet Shoppe Sentiments set, which was released last year when we released the Petite Places Sweet Shoppe dies.  The small food icons fit perfectly on the little hanging sign.  I used the cupcake here.  I also added one of the sentiments from the Sweet Shoppe Sentiments set to the front of the awning, stamped on a Jar Labels II diecut.  


There are some test tubes filled with a few different kinds of sprinkles.  I used a 1/2" circle punch to punch three holes in the roof so they could be slipped into the holes and stand upright.  For size reference, the test tubes I used are the same size as those that were included in the Shakers & Sprinkles kit.


When you open it up, there is a small stack of cupcake liners way in the bottom, along with a small tub of food coloring, and some candles.


Just enough ingredients to have a little fun decorating.  


The matching card was made using Erin's new Colorful Treats stamps and dies, along with the new Cover Plate: Awning dies.  I stuck with the same color scheme as I did for the treat box.  The cupcake was colored with Copics and layered over an oval diecut from the Noted: Scalloped A1 set.


The Cover Plate: Awning die has separate dies to fill in the stripes, making it super easy to create a colorful awning!  To decorate the cupcake, I used the small flowers that are designed to fill the window boxes from the Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies.  I cut them from white cardstock and colored the individual flowers with Copics, and also added some glitter.  The sentiment (from the Colorful Treats set) was stamped onto the banner from the Paper Clippings: Birthday Detail dies.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies, Colorful Treats stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Awning die 

My next project also uses the new Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies, but this time I turned it into a little fabric shop.  It's just large enough to hold a couple of fat quarters (if you're strategic in folding them), which would make a fun little gift for a friend that enjoys quilting or sewing. 


I cut the base of the Tiny Town building from Mint Julep cardstock.  The window frames and door were cut from Rustic White cardstock.  The awning was done with Rustic White and True Black cardstock for a fun vintage look.  


I pulled out the Button Boutique set and stamped the "vintage style" sentiment onto an oval that was cut using the Noted: Scalloped A1 die collection to look like a vintage sign.  The little hanging sign on the side was stamped with some small buttons from the Button Boutique set.  The flowers in the window boxes were cut from white cardstock and colored with Copics.  The whole ensemble matches the fabrics tucked inside.


Like I mentioned, it took a bit of strategic folding to fit both fat quarters inside, but I was excited that I was able to make it work.  It's a tight fit, so I did add a couple of removable glue dots to the flaps at the roof, just to help hold everything in place.  Here's a shot of the fat quarters tucked inside.  I tied them up with some baker's twine to hold them together tightly, and also so they would be easier to pull out of the box.


I created a matching gift card too, using the Noted: Scalloped Square dies and the oldie, but goodie, Quilter's Sampler set.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe dies

That's all for today's "sweet" projects - I have one more Tiny Town project that I'm really excited to share with you tomorrow! wink!  Before I sign off today though, I have a few more projects using some of my other sets coming out this month.  

First is another card using this month's Paper Clippings set.  Here I used the main die along with the stamp set to add color.  I used an ombre of Raspberry Fizz and Amethyst Allure inks on the main sentiment portion, then did the flowers in pinks, purlples, and green.  


When I was finished stamping on the diecut, I layered it over a panel of linen cardstock that was sponged with some Bright Buttercup ink.  


I adhered the finished panel to a Raspberry Fizz card base, which was also finished on the inside using elements from the Paper Clippings: Done In Love set stamped onto a Double Ups: Rectangle diecut.


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Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Done In Love stamp set and coordinating die

 Next I have a couple of cards that use elements from the new Dress Up Dolls: Rainy Day set in a bit of a different way.  I love rain boots, they're so cute, especially filled with flowers.  Here I diecut and stamped several of them, colored them in bright colors using Copics, and filled them with the small flower bouquet from the Sunshine & Rainbows mini kit.


That little flower bouquet is the perfect size to tuck in the boots!  I paired it with a sentiment from the Garden Variety II set, which I stamped in waterproof ink, then watercolored over the top with some Limeade Ice reinker.  The base of the card was cut using the Noted: Scalloped: A2 set.


After filling up all of those rainboots, I decided it would be fun to fill up the umbrella, too!  I used the same little bouquet from the Sunshine & Rainbows mini kit, turned the umbrella upside down, and filled it up.


The sentiment I used here is from Dawn's new It's the Thought set.  I stamped it onto a Noted: Scalloped Square diecut. I added a bit of watercoloring in the lower left corner before adhering the umbrella and flowers.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: Dress Up Dolls: Rainy Day stamp set and coordinating dies, It's the Thought stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my projects today!  If you'd like to see more of the Tiny Town Sweet Shoppe and Colorful Treats sets in action, you can 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
Kay Miller