It's day 4 of the Papertrey Ink March release countdown. Today is a group post day and the whole design team is sharing projects created with the new 2012 Birthday Tags and By Invitation sets. I also have another project to share that uses my new Little Bitty Bird Additions and Framed Out #2 sets.
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on March 15th, 10PM, at Papertrey Ink.
My project took on an elegant, and a little bit vintage, look. Most of the time, birthday makes you think of bright and bold colors. That doesn't have to be the case. Looking at the little ensemble that I created, I can already envision Aqua Mist napkins and balloons to decorate for this party!
For the background on the kraft cardstock, I stamped an image from Giga Guide Lines. I chose the image that I stamped in the background because it is repeated in the Mat Stack #1 Collection image that I used. The solid star border in Aqua Mist is stitched to Smokey Shadow grosgrain ribbon. and runs across the card base. I used Smokey Shadow ink to stamp the background and all of the images on the tag elements, the Mat Stack image is stamped in Aqua Mist, and then I inked the edges of all of the pieces in Fine Linen ink.
I created the coordinating tag similar to the main image on the card, except I used just the cake tag image. The base of the tag is the new Tag Sale #6 die. I added the solid star border behind the tag image and over the mat image in Aqua Mist.
For the invitation, I used the By Invitation set stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and tucked into one of the new Card Base-ics dies that I die cut from kraft and also stamped with the Giga Guide Lines image stamped in Smokey Shadow. I added the star stitched on ribbon border across the bottom of the invitation to pull in the color from the card and tag set.
Next I have a project to share that uses both Little Bitty Bird Additions and Framed Out #2...
I am currently part of a book study with my church and with that we have some accountability/prayer partners. I wanted to make a little something for the girls that I am in a mini group with just to let them know that I am thinking of them during the week in between our group meeting nights. I made up little envelopes wit the seed packet die out of a patterned paper. I added their names on circle tags.
I cut a 2 1/2" circle from white cardstock and also from some of the kraft cardstock that I had printed with the Wrought Iron impression plate in Fresh Snow ink (you saw some of this in my post from a few days ago.) I then took the Framed Out #2 die and cut an opening into the kraft circle. The larger frame is stamped in Ocean Tides and the smaller in Raspberry Fizz - a color combination taken from the patterned paper. I stamped the names with the Simple Alphabet set in Smokey Shadow ink.
Inside the seed packet envelope, is a little prayer card. The bible verse on the card is from the Beautiful Blessings set. I added a border at the bottom of the card with a strip of the kraft paper printed with the Wrought Iron impression plate. I added a little bird (Little Bitty Bird) colored with the solid bird body and polka dot wing from the Little Bitty Bird Additions set.
You can also see how I closed up the little envelope. The button twine is secured under the circle tag on the front and then I simply tied the envelope shut on the back side with the twine. That way the envelope can be opened and closed easily.
I am sure that this won't be the last little prayer cards that I do, it certainly was fun to make them and think about the recipients that they went to as I put them together!
Make sure to stop by Nichole's blog where you can link up to all of the design team members projects created with 2012 Birthday Tags and By Invitation. Melissa and Lizzie will also have projects to share on their blogs created with their new sets.
I will see you tomorrow for the last day of the countdown. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Elegant Damask Birthday Ensemble
stamps: 2012 Birthday Tags, By Invitation, Giga Guide Lines, Mat Stack #1 Collection
ink: Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Fine Linen
cardstock: Rustic White, kraft, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist
other: Smokey Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Super Stars border die, Mat Stack 1 & Layerz dies, ticket border die, Card Base-isc die, Tag Sale #6 dies, 1 1/4" & 1 3/4" circle punches (EK Success), tiny attacher (Ranger), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), rope twine (Stampin' Up!)
Bird Prayer Cards & Envelopes
stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Little Bitty Bird Additions, Framed Out #2, Beautiful Blessings, Simple Alphabet
ink: Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Fine Linen
cardstock: white, kraft, patterned paper (Little Yellow Bicycle)
other: Rustic Jute button twine, Framed Out #2 die, 2 1/2 circle Limitless Layers die, seed packet die, Little Bitty Bird die, Wrought Iron impression plate, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)