Papertrey Ink September Countdown Day 4: Dashing Through the Snow, Glorious Globes, Shape Shifter: Oval 3 + More!
Good morning! Welcome to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink September countdown! I have SO much to show you today...whew! I told you I was marathon crafting over here and I wasn't kidding. ;-)
I'm really excited about today's product reveals...a new Oval Shape Shifter, this month's Glorious Globes, and a new die collection from me called Dashing Through the Snow, which consists of three adorable 3D vehicles...a train, a sleigh, and a pickup!! Yay! Remember the little red pickup from last year's big holiday Make it Market kit? Yup, I've designed a full sized pickup like that itty bitty one, large enough to hold some treats. So cute for Christmas, or fun masculine projects throughout the year.
So let's get started! I've got tons of projects and THREE videos!
Let's start with a Glorious Globes project. Ever since Lizzie started this series, I've been excited to see the Christmas set, and I was not disappointed.
I really wanted to play around with the pop-up slider idea that I did for a Make It Monday video last week with the pop-up pumpkin. I made the largest globe into a pop-up with the "peace" sentiment on the outside and the "on earth" under the pop-up flap.
I embellished the pull-tab with some small leaves and berries from the Twig Wreath set as well as the small berries from the new Seasonal Borders: Winter set. I grouped a couple of smaller globes around the larger one to finish it off. The base of the card was cut with the Noted: Scalloped Square die.
Here's the pop-up in action!
Next I have a couple of cards using my new Shape Shifters: Oval 3 die. This new oval has a pretty ribbon border, a stitched frame, and an inner plaid pattern. I used it here in combination with that cute tree from the Winter Fox set.
I diecut the Shape Shifter: Oval from Raspberry Fizz Cardstock as well as Saffron Spice. I trimmed the ribbons from the Saffron Spice diecut and layered them over the Raspberry Fizz cut. I also cut a solid Raspberry Fizz layer, omitting the plaid cut-out, and trimmed off just the lower part to create a kind of "pocket".
I stamped a "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Sentiment Staples: Christmas set. I tucked three trees from the Winter Fox set into the pocket, as well as some pine sprigs and berries from the Seasonal Borders: Winter set.
Next is a simple card using the plaid cut-out from the Shape Shifters: Oval 3 die, directly onto a card front.
I pulled out the previously released What the Doodle: Ornament set, which I heat embossed with gold powder, then watercolored in shades of bright red and pink. I also added some splatters with red and gold.
Now let's get into the Dashing Through the Snow collection! I'm so excited about these! First, let me start with the train, which is definitely the most intricate of the three. But what good is a train if you can't deck it out with all the details?! You can choose to go all out, or keep it simpler, whatever you'd like, but it's all there for you in case you want to really go all out!
Here's a video that shows how to assemble the train...
And now for a few train projects! I had so much fun putting these together in all kinds of colors, from more traditional holiday colors, to pastels, and even a more elegant gold and white one!
The peppermint on the front, as well as the "north pole express" sentiment, are both from a coordinating little $5 stamp set that has some sentiments that match the different vehicles. The box portion of the train has a roof that can be opened to put some small treats inside. This one is filled with peppermints.
I filled this one with some Bon-bons. Do you have these little candies by you? We love them! They're from a candy distributer right near us (right next to where we go to the dentist...how convenient! :-) )
The little sentiment here was again from the Dashing Through the Snow Sentiments set, which I stamped onto a small oval label. There is one of these little oval dies included in each of the three different vehicle die sets so you can add the matching sentiments.
The train is obviously super fun for Christmas, but what about other things? Birthdays or babies? Absolutely! I really wanted to create a baby version, and thought it would be fun to fill it up with animals, so I pulled out the Jungle Buddies set and was so excited that it worked perfectly!
I diecut the train is bright pastels and stamped the pieces with some Polka Dot Basics II and Super Gingham background to add some fun tone-on-tone patterns. I tucked the giraffe, lion, and elephant inside the box portion of the train.
So, you can tell I was having a blast playing around with that train, How about some projects with the pickup? I have a soft spot for this one, and I think it might be my favorite of the three. Here's a video detailing the assembly of the pickup...
Here are some projects up close! So this first one is your classic vintage red pickup truck!
The little pick definitely doesn't have to be just for Christmas! It's perfect for guy birthdays too! Here I put a gift card in the back, which was wrapped up with the Gift Card Cozy die. I grunged up the pickup a bit by sponging with a glue pad and dusting with some coppery pigment powder to give it a little rusted effect. The sentiments used on the door and the gift card wrap are both from the DTTS: Sentiments set.
I added a fun little touch to the tailgate on this one - a sentiment from the Petite Places: City Station set. So fun!!
I also couldn't wait to try out a fall version filled with pumpkins! This pickup was cut from Americana cardstock, and grunged up a little for a rustic look. I added some "wood" braces to the box, cut with the Picket Fence die. I had to trim off one picket to make it fit, but otherwise it works just perfect for this!
And of course, we can't forget about the sleigh! The sleigh is definitely the simplest of the three when it comes to assembly. Here's a video that details the assembly...
I put together a couple of sleighs. This first one is bright and fun holiday colors...
My next sleigh is a little more elegant looking. I cut the main part of the sleigh with Scarlet Jewel cardstock, and added the details cut from Luxe Gold adhesive sheets.
Phew! See? I told you I had so much to show you today! It was a big product reveal day for me today and I hope you're as excited about these new products as I am! Thanks so much for stopping by to check everything out. I'll be back tomorrow for one more day of reveals!