witticisms by Jess Witty

June 12, 2013

Polka Dot Parade #5

Oh, happy day... it's countdown time to June's Papertrey Ink release :)

Today I'm bringing you a few sneaks of one of this month's brand new sets... Polka Dot Parade #5.
{All of June's new products will be available at Papertrey Ink beginning June 15.}

Let's jump right in, shall we?
Polka Dot Parade #5 features this cutie pie birdie...

I die cut birdie from a piece of text patterned paper, then stamped right over the text.  Love that the text fills in the open spaces of the wing and belly :)

Some shredded paper makes a soft nest for birdie's sweet eggs... found that image in the previously released Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers set.  I trimmed them out by hand... super simple. 

This Polka Dot parade edition has some happy sentiments... this combination is my favorite!  So cheerful.

The larger Sketched Shapes banner die and smaller Countdown Details die strike again ;)
They're basics, folks.  Just give in and get 'em if you haven't already. 
You'll use the heck out of em, I swear.

Next up, Polka Dot Parade #5 goes clean and simple...

The polka dots in this set come in the form of polka dotted wing and belly images that you can add on to the birdie... perfect for a little pop of pattern or color.  This time I stamped the birdie image on a small section of one of PTI's cork sheets with Fresh snow ink... the cork gives the birdie such a cool texture.  A yellow polka dot wing keeps things bright.

The little music notes in this set inspired me to pull out the previously released Rhythm & Soul set for this sentiment.  Love this pairing! 

One more fun one...

When playing around with this set and die it hit me that I could probably use  a die cut and then the reverse of another die cut to come up with a way to have two birdies facing each other.

You know I'm always trying to get the most out of my supplies ;)

Love these dies both with and without the stamps.  I just die cut two birdies, then flipped one over.  I know, I know... the reverse side of a die cut is not the "finished" side.  But by adding some texture with an impression plate (I used Linen) and going around the edges with a bone folder, the birdies start to look much more alike.

My little lovebirds are nestled into the branches from Stitched Sentiments with a little Bountiful Banner beneath.  The sentiment is from the new Bigger Blooms set that's being released this month.

Sweet, right?
I started making it as a wedding card but I have a newly engaged friend and Hip Hip Hooray seems like just the right sentiment to send along to her :)

Nichole and Maile are also sharing sneaks today, so head on over for more June sweetness.

Thanks for stopping by, folks!
More tomorrow, promise :)

{Oh Happy Day} card
Supplies not available now but available 6/15: 
Stamps - Polka Dot Parade #5
Die - Polka Dot Parade #5
Supplies available now:
Stamps - Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
CS - Kraft, Aqua Mist
PP - Text (7gypsies); transparency (Hambly); pink (Basic Grey)
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Die - Sketched Shapes, Countdown Details
{Music Speaks} card
Supplies not available now but available 6/15: 
Stamps - Polka Dot Parade #5
Die - Polka Dot Parade #5
Supplies available now:
Stamps - Rhythm & Soul
CS - White
Ink - Fresh Snow, True Black, Summer Sun (SU)
Other - cork sheet, black rhinestone
{Hip Hip Hooray} card
Supplies not available now but available 6/15: 
Stamps - Polka Dot Parade #5, Bigger Blooms
Die - Polka Dot Parade #5
Supplies available now:
Stamps - Stitched Sentiments, Bountiful Banners, Mini Blooms
CS - White, Sweet Blush
Ink - Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark
Die - Bountiful Banners
Other - Linen impression plate, vintage cream felt, Filigree White embossing powder


Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Love these sweet cards! Great ideas all! Love the idea of turning the die cut and adding embossing! A wonderful engagement card! :)

see mary stamp said...

Well all three of these cards put a huge smile on my face this morning. Just lovely!

BeverlyBL said...

All the little birdies go "tweet, tweet, tweet". Your cards are very "tweet". Love the detail of the scalloped border on the love birds card.

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards!

Connie and Jack said...

i absolutely LOVE the little birdie. Awesome cards!
-- Connie C.

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous, love the newsprint banners :)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Love them all! hugs

Susan Gosman said...

They're all beautiful. I am especially intrigued with the cork and can't wait to give it a go.

Marge Penley said...

Polka Dot Parade #5 is such a cheerful card with the bird singing. Music makes it happy.

TLady said...

YEP!!! TOO SWEET!!!!!!!!!! SUCH A CUTE LITTLE BIRD!!!!!!! :)

Sharon said...

Such cute birdies! And the nest - just perfect!

Deirdre said...

Such gorgeous cards Jess. Your nest is so cute. Love your lovebirds! Beautiful card

15pawsmom said...

Great cards -- love that birdie!!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE ALL of your Creative cards for today!! Such FUN Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess! Love the bird card facing each other. If you die cut the birdie on the opposite side of your cardstock, you won't have to worry about the "unfinished" side. Look forward to tomorrow's post! -Rae

Gabby said...

Delightful card! Like both sets. :)

Jann Gray said...

Absolutely LOVE your cards for today! So fun and fresh! I think the double birdies are just precious! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Mc said...

Such sweet cards, Jess! Love the sentiment of Hip, Hip, Hooray as it works for so many occasions.