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lock & key and tag-its #11

It's day 2 of the Papertrey Ink December release countdown! Today I have more to share with my Tag-its #11 set that I introduced yesterday and I am also sharing some projects made with Beth's new Loc & Key set.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM EST, at Papertrey Ink.


First up I have a sweet little Valentine trio. I like to have a little basket of cards and Valentines ready to go. Chad has some coworkers that he likes to bring a little treat too as well as special Valentines for the girls teachers, therapists, etc.

I used the seed packet die to create the envelopes from a patterned paper by Bo Bunny. I have a Valentine themed bin of patterned papers, embellishments, etc. and I grabbed the paper from that as well as the heart brads.


The new Loopsy-Daisy die is so easy, fun, and quick to do. I die cut the flower from patterned paper that you can find in the Holiday Flourishes & Swirls collection. Just for your reference, you can get a total of 2 small loopsy-daisy flowers from one 8"x8" piece of paper. The heart tag that is attached to the heart brad is stamped with a sentiment that is included in the new Tremendous Treats: Valentine set.


Inside the seed packet envelopes is this sweet little Valentine message that features the circle heart frame, small heart & arrow, and sentiment from the Tag-its #11 set. The original Mat Stack 4 die slips perfectly into the envelope.

I used the same technique as yesterday's cards to attach the circle frame and red glitter heart together. I ran the Heart Prints die cut through my sticker machine face down so that the adhesive is applied to the front of the piece. I attached the heart and circle frame together how I wanted them and then added the glitter. 


Next up I have some cards to share that I created using Beth's new Lock & Key set. This is hands down my favorite set that Beth has designed and I really had fun stamping and die cutting the key images and shapes. I really like the sentiments and font combinations that Beth put together for the Lock & Key set.


First up, I die cut 3 of the key shapes from kraft cardstock which I then distressed with some various inks. I tied them all together with a bit of button twine. The filigree lace border on the bottom edge of the card is my very first attempt at playing with misting - so much fun! I know I will doing more of this on cards in the future. I laid my die cut filligree border on the bottom part of the card, sprayed the mist over the top and let it dry just a bit.


The little key that I used with the sentiment is an image from the Tag-its #11 set. I love how it coordinates with the Lock & Key set. Completely unplanned.


For this card, I used the key image stamps stamped in Chai ink onto Rustic Cream cardstock that I had stamped with a text background in white ink first. The text stamped in white resists the Chai ink and so there is a subtle text coming through the key images.


I used a rectangular frame stamp from the Mat Stack 4 Collection in Smokey Shadow to create a base for where I wanted my sentiment to go in True Black. A little key charm I had (I think from 7 Gypsies?) and some washi tape round out the look of the card.


Finally, I used the key die to cut the keys from kraft cardstock for the front of this card. The keys on the die are attached and laid out just like you see on the card. I layered a patterned paper by My Mind's Eye behind the kraft cardstock and it peeks through the key shapes.


I used the text background on this card as well to add a little texture under my sentiment and heart border.

These are just a few of the examples of how I used the Lock and Key set - the possibilities are really quite endless for different themes of cards that the keys can be used for.

There are more fun projects to see today: Nichole is sharing projects made with my new Tag-its #11 set as well as the Lock & Key set. Nichole and Melissa are sharing the new Little Princess set. BethLisa, and Melissa will all be sharing projects made with their new sets too.

There's more tomorrow - see you then!


all supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Seed Packet Valentines

stamps: Tag-its #11, Tremendown Treats: Valentine, Mat Stack 4 Collection

ink: True Black, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow

cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Holiday Flourishes & Swirls, heart patterned paper (Bo Bunny)

other: Smokey Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Rustic Jute button twine, seed packet die, Mat Stack 4 die, Heart Prints die, Loopsy-Daisy die, red glitter (Martha Stewart), pewter heart brad (Creative Impressions), red heart brad (unknown), 1/8" circle punch (Fiskars)

Friendship Keys Card

stamps: Lock & Key, Tag-its #11

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye & Walnut Distress inks (Ranger)

other: Lock & Key dies, Fillable Frames #11 die, Heart border die, Filligree border die, Paper Doily mist (October Afternoon)

Key to a Happy Life Card

stamps: Lock & Key, Mat Stack 4 Collection, Tag-its #11, Background Basics: Text Style II

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo, Smokey Shadow

other: Mega Mat Stack 4 die, vintage brads (Creative Impressions), key charm (7 Gypsies), washi tape (American Crafts)

Key to the Heart card

stamps: Lock & Key, Background Basics: Text Style II

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow

cardstock: kraft, Scarlett Jewel, Pure Poppy, text paper (My Mind's Eye)

other: Heart border die, Lock & Key die