Are you all enjoying the Papertrey count down this month? There are some GREAT new sets and products being released this month. Nichole is counting down to release day, so be sure to check out her blog to see what's cookin'. Today I'd like to show you some samples made with the new set called Out to Sea. Papertrey cruise attendees received this set and now it's available to everyone!
I started out with a birthday card which would be perfect for big or little guys. I stamped and paper pieced images from Out to Sea onto a punched, scalloped oval. The *Ahoy, Matey* sentiment and stars from Out to Sea, and a birthday sentiment from Birthday Basics were stamped onto a Kraft piece of cardstock that has been machine stitched, layered with Scarlet Jewel cardstock and finished off with tied buttons. Men of Life patterned paper, which has the cute little anchors, Enchanted Evening ribbon with twine ties, and polka dots from the awesome new Polka Dot Bascis II set finish off the base card. And if you think it's too girly to add ribbon to masculine cards, zoom in to check out idea on my card. I tied two long pieces of Rustic Jute Twine around a strip of Saddle Stitched Enchanted Evening ribbon.....nothing too girly about that at all.And if you're like me, I like to experiment with all the different images in a new stamp set. Here's a fun way to do just that. Punch scalloped ovals using the Giga Marvy punch. Stamp images from the Borders and Corners: Ovals stamp set using Scarlet Jewel ink.
Play around with various stamp image combinations. I used Scarlet Jewel and the new Enchanted Evening ink. Dress up the images with Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Jute Twine. Adhere the scalloped pieces to 3.25" x 3.5" pieces of stitched Kraft cardstock, inked with Fresh Snow on the edges. Anybody watch Gilligan's Island? Remember when Skipper would say to Gilligan, *Hey, Little Buddy*?
Add some stamped and computer generated sentiments to strips of Men of Life patterned paper and adhere to cardstock fronts. Finish off with various types of Enchanted Evening ribbon. YESSSSSSSSSSS, it's the new color this month! ;)
Put 'em all together and you've got yourself a nice little batch of single layer cards.
Perfect for lunch boxes, little love notes for the dear hubster, thank you notes to slip in a batch of fresh baked cookies......or tie one onto a package of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies......or a package full of Life Savers. You can even adhere to them to full size cards later on. I love having a little stash of these cards in my basket, they come in so handy.
Thanks for visiting today.......and be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see more samples.