Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Holiday Tags

I wrapped up Christmas gifts for my grand kids early since they are known to check out Nana's closets and now the 7 year old can read which means I have to wrap things asap! 😂 I just love the new Holiday Cheer Tag dies and also the Holiday Cheer Overlay dies that were part of the November release at Papertrey Ink! It makes it very quick and easy to produce a great tag without putting a lot of time into it. The red and ecru twine with a touch of gold is a beautiful way to tie things up! It's now available in the PTI store. BTW...have you checked out the new and revised PTI website? It's great and as far as I can tell, is doing well since it's debut yesterday!

Gotta run and meet the grands as they get off the bus. Thanks for stopping by.   ~Wanda

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge

Welcome to another Fusion Card Challenge! I was inspired by the geometric rug designs and the large tree with stars and went with a newly released stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Adorning Trees. I did not use the sketch this time.

The trees were die cut from Rustic Cream card stock and stamped with snowflakes using Hawaiian Shores ink. The tree outlines were stamped with Dark Chocolate then Classic Kraft ink was blended over it. The zig zag lines were stamped with Simply Chartreuse - all dye inks from Papertrey Ink.

STAMPS: Adorning Trees, Joyful Snowman (sentiment) - Papertrey Ink.
PAPER: Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores, Rustic Cream, Luxe Gold (PTI); Glitter gold (? source).
INK: Versamark; Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate (PTI).
DIES: Adorning Trees, To the Point: Edgers (PTI).
OTHER: Queen's Gold embossing powder by Ranger. 

That's all for today! Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Color Throwdown #670

Happy Thanksgiving Eve day! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown challenge. Yours truly is hosting this week and I've chosen this awesome bird photo with the colors of blue, red and yellow. It shows a little green in there so I had to add some greenery to my card.

I pulled out some old favorites for another card to add to my Christmas stash. I'm still way behind on holiday cards so will need to hustle once Thanksgiving is over. 

I added fine glitter to the starflake dies and layered two sentiment die cuts to give it more dimension. Isn't this little chubby feathered friend just the cutest?! I also added Ranger Grit Paste to the branch to give it the illusion of a heavy frost/light snow.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 8, Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, True Black, Olive Twist, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Limeade Ice, Bright Buttercup, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening.
PAPER: Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, White (PTI).
DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 8, Springs & Sprays: Holiday, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Border Bling: Joy Frame, Starflakes (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things). 

That's it for today. We'd love to have you play along with us!  ~Wanda

Monday, November 22, 2021

PTI November Release Day 2

 Did you like yesterday's post with new goodies? There are more "must have" stamps and dies in today's reveals from the November release at Papertrey Ink! We are introducing you to Adorning Trees stamp set and dies + Inside Greetings: Heaven & Nature Sing stamp set + Feathered Friends 17 dies + Feathered Friends Mini 17 stamp set and dies.

I love the classic use of black, white and gold together, so went with a very simple design that lets the gold glitter be the star attraction.

STAMPS: Adorning Trees, Inside Greetings: Heaven & Nature Sing

INK: True Black
PAPER: True Black, White; Glitter Gold
DIES: Adorning Trees, Love to Layer: Notched

For my next card, I'm featuring the newest Feathered Friend die set. This turkey is a fun one and though he's a little late for this year's Thanksgiving season, you'll be ready for it next year!

I seem to be on a roll with using strips in my backgrounds, but they are fun to use and are visually striking in my opinion.

I cut all the turkey parts from white paper then color blended and assembled.

STAMPS: Fall Bouquet
INK: Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy, Weathervane, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, True Black
PAPER: Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Rustic White, White
DIES: Feathered Friends 17
OTHER: Master Layouts 8 (Gina K Designs)

Lastly...I have three cards featuring the newest Feathered Friend Mini 17 stamps/dies.

I took the color cues from the patterned papers and created this vividly colored bird!

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 17, Just Sentiments: Appreciation
INK: True Black, Fine Linen, Pure Poppy, RIpe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay
PAPER: Text-Style: Fall Prints + Patterns, Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado
DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 17
OTHER: Stitched rectangle dies; Oval dies

This card is a mini slimline version that pairs a more whimsical turkey with these textured trees. I loved using Ranger Grit Texture Snowfall paste along with Nuvo glitter paste. Use a small palette knife to apply the paste. After spreading over the area, raise up the knife in short motions to give it a raised appearance (think popcorn ceilings) :-)
The snow drift has fine glitter added using a Zig 2-way glue pen.

STAMPS: Oh, Holy Night, Feathered Friends Mini 17, Grand Christmas Sentiments
INK: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, True Black, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface
DIES: Oh, Holy Night, Feathered Friends Mini 17, Grand Christmas Sentiments
OTHER: Distress Texture Paste - Crackle, Nuvo Glimmer paste, Mini Slimline Essential Bundle (Pinkfresh Studio)

I chose to create a background by color blending over an Aspen Trees stencil. I then added fine glitter to the edges of the trunks and to the starflakes.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 17, Feathered Friends Mini 8 (branch), Effortless Beauties (sentiment)
INK: Speckled Egg, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain distress inks by Ranger; Sweet Blush, Honey Nut, Saffron Spice, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, True Black, Weathervane
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; White, Saffron Spice
DIES: Starflakes, Feathered Friends Mini 17, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles
OTHER: TCW Aspen Trees stencil; Stitched rectangle dies; Fine glitter

That is the end of our two day, jam-packed reveals of the November release. You will be able to shop for new items on the 23rd at 10PM ET. Happy stamping!    ~Wanda



Sunday, November 21, 2021

PTI November Release Day 1

Hello everyone! It's time again for the new monthly release at Papertrey Ink. Once again, manufacturing delays made it occur later in the month, plus...we will cover everything in two days instead of the usual four days. Posts will be rather long, but hang in there...there are lots of awesome new products coming!

Today, we are introducing Joyful Snowman stamp set and dies + Corner It: Festive Holiday stamp set and dies, Holiday Cheer Gift Tags dies + Holiday Cheer Overlay dies + Just Sentiments: Holiday Tags stamp set, Joyful Florals stamp set and dies + Large and Small Dimensional Bow dies, Into the Blooms: Peonies dies + Just Sentiments: Heaven & Nature Sing stamp set. 

I love snowman images and had a lot of fun using a textured grit paste along with fine glitter to add some pizzazz to this chilly guy! I was unable to stamp the facial features due to the roughness of the paste, so added eyes with tiny hole punched dots with white gel pen centers and added the mouth using a black gel pen.

STAMPS: Joyful Snowman
INK: True Black, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Fine Linen, Cocoa Bean
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; White, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy
DIES: Joyful Snowman, Border Bling: Postage Frames, Mix & Mat: Plaid, Pierced Feature Frames
OTHER: Ranger Distress Grit Paste Snowfall; Fine glitter

Next is a set that has lots of fun little Christmasy floral images for you to arrange to your heart's content. I embossed the sentiment on vellum with Rose Gold EP to match the embossed torn edges layers.

STAMPS: Corner It: Festive Holiday, Just Sentiments: Heaven & Nature Sing
INK: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Saffron Spice, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado; Versamark
PAPER: White, Sweet Blush, Bitty Big: Sweet Blush
DIES: Love to Layer: Torn Edges; Cover Plate: Quatrefoil; Corner It: Festive Holiday
OTHER: WOW! Rose Gold embossing powder

This tag set is very versatile and can be used on cards in addition to making quick and easy tags! I was inspired by many cards online using different colored strips for the background and went with some of my favorite colors.

The snowflake vellum panel behind the plaid die was from MANY years ago when Stampin' Up carried this item. The two snowflake dies in this set are so beautiful and useful to add as embellishments!

STAMPS: Inside Greetings: Heaven & Nature Sing
INK: Dark Indigo
PAPER: Dark Indigo, White, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal
DIES: Holiday Cheer Gift Tags, Holiday Cheer Overlay, Border Bling: Joy Frame, Mix & Mat: Plaid

There is a wonderful new coordinating set with inside greetings to finish off your design...inside and out! 

Below is an idea for attaching a tag to a sweet treat for someone! 

Next up are some more florals and some bow dies for endless creative possibilities!

This gift box is one of my favorite options to gift something! The new Joyful Florals are perfect to pair with the wreath as is the small bow die set.

STAMPS: Joyful Florals, Wreath Favor Box Sentiments
INK: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, True Black, Scarlet Jewel
PAPER: Text-Style Candy Cane Prints, Aqua Mist, White
DIES: Wreath Favor Box, Small Dimensional Bow, Joyful Florals
OTHER: Silver floral wire










Next we have a new flower to add to the Into the Blooms series and this time it's peonies! 

My layout is very simple. I added a bit of dimension by sponging the edges of the flowers and leaves. Some moonshine sequins and black twine are finishing details to the design.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Heaven & Nature Sing
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Bitty Big: Aqua Mist, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady
DIES: Into the Blooms: Peonies, To the Point: Edgers
OTHER: Black twine, Moonshine sequins

I'm really loving the unique options for sentiments in this release! This one sums up the real reason of the season! 



That's it for today...tune back tomorrow for the second and last day of reveals!  ~Wanda