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introducing baker's dozen + more monthly moments: january

introducing secret agent & zappy birthday + more monthly moments: january

Welcome to day 4 of the Papertrey Ink January release countdown. Today is a group post day and we are all sharing projects created with the new Secret Agent and Zappy Birthday sets. I also have a card to share today that is created with my new Monthly Moments: January collection.

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


Playing around with the new Secret Agent set and coordinating dies was just so much fun! I have a nephew that is going to be head over heels for this birthday card that comes with the secret glasses to decode his birthday message.


I used the Edgers #5 die and the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 3 dies to give my card a "secret, confidential file" kind of feel.


The secret message is stamped in Smokey Shadow that I stamped off once so it was a bit lighter and then added the cross-hatching over the top in Pure Poppy and New Leaf ink to hide it.


I made the cool spy glasses and added the Pure Poppy and New Leaf transparency films to each lens so that when you put them on, the secret message is revealed - too cool! I honestly can't wait to see his reaction to this card!


 And how about another perfect set for creating another birthday card for another one of my nephews? Actually all 4 of my nephews are crazy about comics and super heroes - really, let's be honest and say that my husband and his brother and very into that too ;) I think what I am saying is that I have a pretty big group of family members who would love to get a card using this set...!


I made a border with the patterned papers in the new Comic Strip paper pad  and added the die cut words and balloons across the card front. I added the saying below in one the longer speech balloon and a few more stamped below that. A few sequin stars were perfect touch to finish off this card.


And finally, here is a card that I put together using my new Monthly Moments: January collection. I stamped the little 2 step snowman using the body outline and detail in black ink and then added a bit of watercolor with Aqua Mist to shadow the snowman and then snowdrift that I added using the In the Meadow die. I had to add a little sparkle with some glitter too!


I used the Monthly Moments: December speech balloon die to add the "brrr..." above the snowman and stamped a few snowflakes in Aqua Mist Ink. Everything is attached to a Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die cut and then added onto a kraft card front with the "baby, it's cold outside" sentiment stamped at the bottom.

Stop by Nichole's blog to link up to the whole design team to see their projects created with the Secret Agent and Zappy Birthday sets. You will also be able to link up to the stamp designers who have new products to share this month.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with more to share with you!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Classified Birthday Message Card & Glasses

card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/5"

stamps: Secret Agent, Simple Alphabet

ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, New Leaf

cardstock: white, kraft, Fine Linen

other: Edgers #5 die, Secret Agent die, Secret Agent Glasses die, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 3 die, New Leaf & Pure Poppy transparency film, metal fasteners & brads (unknown)

Wow! Zap! Bam! Birthday Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

stamps: Zappy Birthday

ink: True Black

cardstock: white, kraft, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, Comic Strip paper pad

other: Zappy Birthday dies, star sequins

Brrr... It's Cold Outside Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/5"

stamps: Monthly Moments: January

ink: True Black, Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist refill

cardstock: white, kraft, Monthly Moments: January journal card collection

other: Monthly Moments: January die, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die, In the Meadow die, Prisma glitter