March 15, 2012

March Papertrey Release Projects...

Hi there, today I'm back to share my Papertrey March release projects with you. All of my projects today use my handmade border strips that I showed you in this post. The decorative strips made it so easy to come up with card designs. I'll definitely be using them on more projects to come.

First up is a simple birthday card using 2012 Birthday Tags.
I stamped a few stars on my Rustic White base card, layered on a border strip and tied on some baker's twine. I layered on a dimensional tag made by piecing together different colors of stamped images. By using the new Edgers #5 file folder die, I had the perfect spot for another little sentiment. A few splatters of Mister Huey ink finish off the card.
Here I used Tremendous Treats: Birthday and Heart-2-Heart #2.
I paper pieced the cute turtle shell and colored the rest with Copic markers. Washi tape, some ink splatters and machine stitching finish off the focal point. My border strip features a few of Dawn's dies, the heart and star borders along with ric rac and a scallop.
Up next are some cute gift sacks I created using Medium Glassine Sacks from my shop + Heather's Framed Out #2. I added a few border strips with Scor-Tape, tied on some baker's twine and popped up the colorful, stamped frames. Remember that confetti I showed you in my last post? It's making it's debut here in the bottom of the sacks.
Last week Josey got invited to a birthday bonfire. I always like to send a little gift for Josey's girlfriends but it seems that kids these day just plan events very spur of the moment. Since we live in the country it's not always convenient to make a town run. So I'm making up a few of these gift sacks to have on hand. They're perfect for tucking in a few candy bars that we can pick up at the convenience store on the way to an event. I always find that my gifts are packaged way cuter if I have something made up in advance.
I made a few fancier versions of the gift sacks in case I need a gift for one of my girlfriends too. This time I used my Kraft Sacks as the base, splattered with Mister Huey white ink. Wanting to use my confetti, I thought why not make a "party in a sack"? So I filled some Small Glassine Sacks with confetti (you can see my version in this post) and stitched up the opening with my sewing machine.
These were tucked under my handmade border strips with a hand cut notched banner underneath. Nichole's new set 2012 Birthday Tags was perfect for creating a bright circle embellishment.
I stamped the arrow stamp from Movers & Shakers Sentiments on the sacks, pointing to the confetti sacks. If the recipient wants, they can rip open the sacks for instant fun, confetti spillage.
The "celebrate" is from Think Big Favorites #13. I can't wait to fill these goodie sacks with a special treat for friends.
Here's a gift ensemble I created for my sister for when she comes to visit this week. Her birthday is coming up and she loves my cards as a gift. I'll tuck them all into another "party in a sack" gift bag.
Here's the card trio. By using the colorful border strips I didn't need a lot of other embellishments. I used stamps from 2012 Birthday Tags along with others from Movers & Shakers Sentiments. Ink is the old style Smokey Shadow.
For the tops of the cards I used Kraft cardstock with white ink and the new Background Basics: Wrought Iron set. I love it as a pretty little background.
And here's a close up of the confetti gift sack. This time I used a clear bag to package the confetti. I added in some punched doily pieces and vintage book print. The tag was made with 2012 Birthday Tags in Smokey Shadow and Ripe Avocado.
I hope you enjoyed my projects this month. I think while my work table is still a mess I'll just create some more fun birthday confetti sacks and cards. That confetti IS addicting. :)

Be sure to visit the other Papertrey Design Team blogs for their remaining projects you haven't seen yet this month. Links are on the left. Enjoy!

23 comments:

SammyD said...

I Love, Love, Love those border strips! They look so cool on all your projects in this post. Will have to have a go at making some myself I think ^.^

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fabulous stuff this month! Wow!

christina #4635 said...

Everything is wonderful as usual! I agree with last minute invites and having things on hand to send along with the kids. Love your confetti bag idea!!! So sweet!

Geri said...

Oh, Michelle...everything looks so very pretty! I love all the pretty soft colors and patterns you've chosen, and the way you've mixed and matched all the borders. It all looks so fresh! And I love dressing up the bags, so I'm ALWAYS happy to see more ideas for this! Beautiful!!

Vicki said...

I love your orange baker's twine...so pretty. Love all your projects. Thanks for the idea about the border strips. They will be great for scrapbook pages as well.

jan said...

Love how your border strips came together!! I am going to need a couple more dies!!

Sarah Martina said...

Mkay, you've totally got my happy meter on high! Looove the colors you paired in your projects. Fun!

Amy said...

Hey Mish! Your projects today are just lovely. I particularly love that first card. What color of orange did you stamp the banner with? I may need to add that to my cart tonight! Thanks so much! Have a great day.....it's going to be another nice weather day here in Topeka!

Teri Berrios said...

I ♥ all your projects. Just yesterday I received my order from your store (thanks - everything was so nicely wrapped♥♥) I think I may just lift that border technique from you - it would look awesome in a layout :) I see a big Papertrey Ink order in my near future lol. Thanks for sharing your awesome projects!!
Hugs, T

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE all of your CREATIONS!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Fishtail Cottage said...

so darling!!!!

Lynda said...

Wow, Mish, you have outdone yourself with these projects! I can't wait to try these ideas!!!

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness!! I think I've said that on everyone's blog today...just so unbelievable to see these awesome creations.

Mae said...

Just love the goodies I received earlier this week. I linked your shop/blog to my page with a card I've made using some of your products. :)

http://thelifeofacompulsivecrafter.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-goodies-fun-card.html

Wendy said...

Everything is so pretty...love the fun happy color combination in those first cards and projects.

Julie Boeck said...

Once again, wonderful projects!!! I really enjoyed your "party in a sack" bags!!

boneygirl said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait until tonight!

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful cards Michelle! I love the little bag of confetti attached to the card! xo

Deborah R said...

Adorable! I love glassine bags and confetti is so much fun. I like your idea of making up the border strips. Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas with us!

Judith said...

Michelle, I love all of your projects! You are so creative!

jintyoo7 said...

Oh wow, what stunning projects - love all the pretty soft colours and layering :)

Neno's Pics said...

When I see your projects - they are so good, I give up on my ideas. Your ideas are amazing!

Neno's Pics said...

When I see your projects - they are so good, I give up on my ideas. Your ideas are amazing!

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