October 16, 2011

Papertrey October 2011 Release Projects..

Edit: The white spray mist that I used is from Studio Calico. The white is unfortunately being retired.....however October Afternoon makes a white version of their mists also. You could also dilute some acrylic craft paint (in the little bottles from Walmart or any craft store) with water and splatter on with an old toothbrush.

Edit: Yvonne asked what I usually give for gifts that I package in the Kraft boxes. Typically it's a homemade treat like a stack of cookies, homemade truffles...or sometimes just store bought candies like truffles. They make great little teacher treats, bus driver gifts, etc. :) If I think of anything else, I'll post here on the blog. Your suggestions are certainly welcome too.

Hi there, back today to show you some of my gallery projects from this month's Papertrey release. We spent a busy Saturday at both of the girls' volleyball tournaments then made a trip to the city for new basketball shoes, a trip to Michael's and out to eat for our anniversary. A great time with my little family.

Here we go for the projects. First up is cheery holiday card featuring Christmas Poinsettia. I created the variegated flowers by first stamping the flower in Sweet Blush and then tipping the edges with Pure Poppy ink. I then misted the flowers with Studio Calico white spray ink. The inspiration for my poinsettia was from this pin in my Pinterest boards. Patterned papers are the Candy Cane Prints and others from October Afternoon.
Love the dimension that you get from the layered dies.
Next up I have a small Kraft gift box that I embellished with Pine's Tag-its #9 stamp set. I stamped the tag, punched it with a 1-3/4" circle punch then popped it up on a Crate Paper chipboard piece.
For all of my holiday packaging this year, I'm using Kraft boxes, bags and wraps with bundles of sprigs, jingle bells, ribbons and more. Each piece will also be wrapped with sheet music, old book paper, newspaper, etc. I sprayed the boxes with more white mist to resemble snow flakes.
Here I have another series of embellished boxes that use the Shape Up Snowman Accessories stamp set.
Each little snowman face was layered onto a Kraft Tag Sale #5 die that has a layer of patterned paper. I used a 1-3/4" circle punch to create the snowman faces. Hats were paper pieced using the coordinating Shape-Up Series: Snowman Die Collection. My favorite part....the red and white twine that I used to make the ties for the stocking caps.
This was a fun release to get the holiday mood flowing. I'll be creating more tags and boxes to have on hand....they make the perfect little treat boxes for bus drivers, teachers and all of those unexpected little gifts you find yourself needing each year. :)

Coming this week:

Papertrey release projects: I'll be posting more of my projects from my gallery this week.

Holiday Journal Kits-These are now sold out in the shop and I'm almost ready to ship them out. Stay tuned for more blog posts on how to assemble your kits and ideas for some of the kit contents.

Bags-More of the Chevron, notebook paper, grid paper and Kraft polka dot and striped bags will be listed in my Etsy shop this week.

Noel Notions: I'll be busy working down in the Craft Department on little holiday notions to add to your Christmas crafting. Look for vintage candy canes, jolly jingle bells, sparkly snow, holiday notebooks and more. :)

11 comments:

Sue Ann said...

Great post today Mish ...so happy I got the snowman!!!!. I hope the bus door does not close without me again this week with the bags!!!

Yvonne..... said...

Can't wait to read about your Noel Notions! You always have such good ideas on "sprucing up" packages! LOL! Love your little snowmen tags - too cute! One question - what do you usually put in the little kraft boxes for gifts? Do you do candy or do you have any other ideas?

sarita said...

please - what kind of white spray do you use? thanks for sharing.

I'm Renee said...

I love how you used the snowman for that adorable tag...
eeekkk!
And Happy Anniversary!
I adore that you took the girls with you out to dinner to celebrate...
my husband and I do that.
Some think it's a little strange...
but our children are testament to our marriage and commitment to each other...
19 years this past June.
And we're more than just a couple...
we're a unit...
a family.

Serene said...

Are you making anymore christmas journal kits? I have been looking for them in the shop daily since you said you were going to put some more in there but I haven't seen them yet, so did I miss out?

Amy Papale said...

Super cute projects! I just ordered the tag die too and can't wait to start creating! Your projects have certainly inspired me.

Debbie R. said...

I really loved your card and tags today. So cute! When you do the post about the Noel Notions, could you show us how you physically put together the holiday sprigs, jingle bells, etc.? I never know how to bundle things together to look as good as yours do! Thanks!

sarita said...

thanks for info about the white spray paint..

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love it all Mish!! I didn't even notice the toque (that's SO Canadian - haha) ties until you pointed them out, but SO adorable!! You are such a constant source of inspiration - thank you!!

Shirley said...

Love your boxes today. The splatter look is perfect for that snowy feeling. Question: Where did you get those frosted bells? They are a wonderful addition to your package. Really looking forward to all the holiday ideas you share.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Sharon said...

Oh WOW, these are absolutely stunning. I just love reading your posts to see what new things you've created!

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