Quick Crafts for the Holidays...
Introducing NEW! Mini Kit: Holiday Hugs...

Sweet Holiday Inspirations...

Good morning and welcome to group post day #2 for the October Papertrey Ink countdown!  We have lots of sweet things to show you today.  Here are the new things I'll be using in today's post...

Tiny Town: Gingerbread and Tiny Town Holiday Yard - new accessory dies for our Tiny Town collection!  This die set includes lots of little accessories for turning the Tiny Town Basics dies into a sweet gingerbread house.  The Holiday Yard dies have two different size trees, and a fence, along with a wreath and garland to embellish the fence. 

Sweet Holiday Wishes - a cute set that helps you create cute holiday cut-out cookies.  The coordinating dies give lots of different layering options - really fun to play around with!  

Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake -- some cute baking accessories for the Dress Up Dolls - a baker's hat, apron, mixing bowls, and more.  

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

So first of all, I have a cute holiday centerpiece using the new Tiny Town: Gingerbread and Holiday Yard dies.  I will have a video for you on assembly, but did not get a chance to get that finished for you today - I will edit my post to add it when I have it ready. :-) 

I started by creating a platform using a full 8-1/2' x 11" sheet of cardstock.  I scored it at 1" and 2" from each edge, on all four sides.  Then I snipped the corners and folded the scored flaps to create a base for my scene. (one of the awesome PTI customers sent me a link with some Tiny Town projects she had done and she used this platform idea, which I thought looked so cute!  If you are her, and wouldn't mind leaving a comment, I'll add your link here **edited to add:  It was Birgit!  Check out her projects HERE...so cute!)


The gingerbread house features a cute little front porch with candy cane pillars, tiny peppermint flourishes, a beam-like detail for the peak of the roof, a chimney, and even a little sign to go out front. 


The Holiday Yard dies have two different sized trees.  To make them into dimensional stand-up trees, just diecut two, then use a scissors to cut a slit in the center of each - one half way up from the bottom, and the other halfway down from the top.  Slip the two together and you'll have a cute little 3D evergreen.  I also used the fence, garland, and wreath from the Holiday Yard die set.  For the roof of the gingerbread house I used the Scalloped Shingles die and actually filled in all of those scallops with different colors of cardstock. The red banner on the front was cut using the Paper Clippings: Joy to the World Detail dies.  The sentiment is from the Keep It Simple: Merry Christmas set.


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Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Town Gingerbread dies, Tiny Town Holiday Yard dies, Paper Clippings: Joy to the World Detail dies

 Next I have a project that uses the new Sweet Holiday Wishes set.  Here I used all four of the different cookie shapes found in the set.  The coordinating dies let you layer the extra details, or use the detail dies to create a cut-out in the interior of each shape, like I did with the candy cane here.  


There are lots of little details you can use to further embellish the cookies - snowflakes, holly, a tiny star, and even frosting for the tree-shaped cookie.  The "sweet" sentiment is from the set as well, which has a coordinating die.  I used the Loop-de-loop border die as a finishing touch across the top of the card.


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Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Sweet Holiday Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies 

 My last project for today uses the new Sweet Holiday Wishes set along with the new Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake set.  She looks so cute in her chef's hat, don't you think? :-)  I used the star-shaped cooked from Sweet Holiday Wishes and topped it with some faux sprinkles from the Shakers & Sprinkles mix.


Our little lady is decked out with her chef's hat, oven mitts, and her apron (which is hiding behind that giant cookie).  I also added a couple of bowls and a rolling pin from the Dress Up Dolls set.  Again the sentiment is from Sweet Holiday Wishes.


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Supplies not linked, but available on October 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Sweet Holiday Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies, Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake stamp set and coordinating dies

Thanks so much for stopping by today, everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the peeks into some of this month's new goodies!  If you'd like to see more (we're all using different things today!) you can click around to the links below...

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