Good morning! I'm excited that today is September 10th! You know what that means?! We're kicking off one of my favorite times of the year...the beginning of the Papertrey Ink holiday releases! I love holiday crafting, it's my absolute favorite, and so of course having lots of awesome new holiday products to work with makes me even happier!
I get to help introduce a few of the new sets today coming your way from Papertrey Ink. Here's what I'll be showing today...
Gifts of the Season stamps and dies, designed by Lizzie. This is a fun set filled with holiday gifts and packages - very versatile and fun to stamp with!
Dress Up Dolls: Elves designed by myself, contains all of the fun accessories you need to get your dress up dolls ready for some holiday mischief.
Elf Sentiments - a little $5 set of sentiments that can be used with the Dress Up Dolls: Elves, or on their own. They'll be great for creating little notes and such for your cheeky elf if you're into that, or for cute cards, tags, and more. I'm going to have a bit of fun with Elf on the Shelf this year with my kids. My youngest is going to LOVE it.
These new stamps and dies, along with anything else I may mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on September 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.
Without further ado, let's get on to the projects!
My first card uses the new Gifts of the Season stamps and dies in an elegant way - this fun stack of presents can take on lots of different looks, depending on colors and embellishments. I stamped the first layer using Fine Linen ink, then stamped the second image with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold powder.
I added a few greenery sprigs from the Holiday Folk mini kit that was released last year, along with some tiny flowers from the Stacked Statements set. The sentiment was diecut and stamped using the Christmas Cheer set. The oval layer is from the Noted: A2 set, and the rectangle was cut from gold shimmer cardstock using the Double-Up Rectangles dies.
Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Gifts of the Season stamp set and coordinating dies, Olive Twist ink
Next, I used the Gifts of the Season stamps and dies to create some fun tags. I started with the Tag Sale: Quilted die as my base, cut from Stamper's Select White cardstock. I was able to add multiple colors to the stack of gifts by inking the first image with Aqua Mist and New Leaf inks, and the second with Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy inks. I used my MISTI to help so I could do multiple impressions.
The "do not open until December 25th" sentiment I used here is also from the Gifts of the Season set. I stamped it on the banner from the Tag Sale: Quilted die set and trimmed it down to create a little flag instead. I used a pencil to curl it a bit, then glued the top end down and embellished it with some baker's twine and the same sprig of greenery from the Holiday Folk kit that I used on the card above. The "to:/from:" stamps are from the Keep It Simple: To and From set. I also added a few of the little bows and package toppers from the Gifts of the Season set popped up with foam for dimension.
Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Gifts of the Season stamp set and coordinating dies
Next is a fun and colorful card that uses both the Gifts of the Season set and the new Dress Up Dolls: Elves. I took the time to do some masking on the Gifts of the Season stamps so I could create a colorful stack of presents. I started at the bottom of each of the two stamps used to make the present stack, and worked my way up the stack. While inking up the stamp, I used tape to mask off the presents on either side of the ones I was currently inking up, then pulled the tape off before stamping it onto my diecut. It took a bit of time, but the result is pretty fun.
I tucked the girl elf from the Dress Up Dolls: Elves set and tucked her behind the stack. She's holding her own little stack of presents, which is a stamp from the Dress Up Dolls: Elves set. The "you've been a good girl" sentiment is also from that set. The elf girl was colored with Copics.
Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Gifts of the Season stamp set and coordinating dies, Dress Up Dolls: Elves stamp set and coordinating dies
Next I have another card that uses the new Dress Up Dolls: Elves set along with the new Elf Sentiments set. I used both the boy and girl, and dressed up all up in their cute elf gear. I placed them inside the wreath from the previously released Rustic Wreath set. I embellished the wreath with some small flowers and sprigs from the previously released Cup of Cheer set.
The candy cane and ornament that they're holding are from the Dress Up Dolls set also. The sentiment is from the new Elf Sentiments set, which is fun for cards, tags, or daily holiday elf mischief. I thought this might be a super cute card for a teacher...they look so happy tucked in their holiday wreath!
Supplies not linked, but available on September 15th from Papertrey Ink: Dress Up Dolls: Elves stamp set and coordinating dies, Elf Sentiments stamp set
Last, but not least -- have you noticed my cute little holiday helper in some of the photos in today's post? He's going to be up to some elf-ish mischief each day of the countdown. There are five different sentiments in the new Elf Sentiments set and each day he's got a little something planned to go with each sentiment. He was busy making signs using my Noted: Square dies and some paper straws...I wish he would've cleaned up after himself. ;-)
Today he's wondering if you're ready? Let the Elf Games BEGIN! Oh, and he told me he's got his eye on you...better stop back tomorrow to see what he's up to. ;-)
If you'd like to see more projects using the Dress Up Dolls: Elves and Sentiments, you can visit Kay Miller, as she'll be showcasing more projects using these. Lizzie will have more projects using Gifts of the Season, and Nichole will have some projects and more thorough product introductions as well!