witticisms by Jess Witty

November 14, 2011

November Release Projects

Hello, there, everyone!

We're starting up something new tonight and bringing you a bonus post from the Papertrey Ink design team.  This way you can check out all of the projects we've created for each month's release right away.

Soooo... here goes :)

Starting out with one of my favorites this time around... a combination of Flower Fusion #10, Glory Be, and Background Basics: Circles...

The black, white, and gray combo is broken up by the new Circle background (love using that set with white ink!) and the whole thing is set off by the bright pop of color from the flower and the felt.  The little frame for the heart was made from a Love Lives Here die cut - I die cut it and then used a circle punch on it to get the heart within the circle.  It serves as the "dot" on top of the "i." 

Totally loving the new Alpha Block die :) I have a few other cards in mind with that one, so more to come there.  I could have die cut another letter from the new Alpha Block die for the "i," but I had already used the Flower Stem die with some black felt so I just went ahead and cut the stem part off to make the "i" instead.

A little Glory Be sentiment grounds everything at the bottom.  I love how happy this one turned out :)

Speaking of happy...

Could that little banner from Tag-it's be any cuter?  I just kept connecting them for a little party look. I masked one tiny spot where they overlap... super easy.

Some simple Copic coloring brightens everything up.

 I added it again right under the sentiment... just couldn't help myself :)

And I couldn't let it go even when I moved on to Winter Penguin...

It's just the right length for little penguin there!

The wrap is actually a Tag Sale #1 die.  I just scored it and folded it around the rock candy treat.  I used the hole that's at the top and a standard hole punch to make a second hole in the back, then tied the ribbon through to hold everything together.  Very simple and a nice way to get a different use out of those handy tag sale dies.

I used the Winter Penguin die for penguin guy and his hat, then set him on top of a little snowy (glittery) background.

I traded the happy banner for a happy cupcake on this one...

Kind of sweet, right?

The stamps are from the new Birthday By the Numbers set.  In my mind, a cupcake is nothing but a delivery method for the icing, so I stamped the icing in a pretty pink and topped it off with a big ol' "frosting" flower. 

Can you guess what I made the cupcake liner out of?
I'll give you a hint... it was something I had on hand.

Hey, gotta put those Starbucks sleeves to use somehow, right? 
I just stamped the liner image on the front of the liner, then cut it out and flipped it over to under my cupcake.  A little glitter on the edge fancies it up.

And for the final trick on this card, I put the new Quatrefoil Cover Plate die to use as an impression plate instead.

I layered the vellum with the embossing mats to get the embossed image.  I have a big Shot and had to play around just a bit with the right combination of the bottom layer with a few thin cardstock shims.  I love the look of it, though... you can really get two uses out of it instead of one. 

A little clear cardstock overlay adds to the depth and gave me a spot to add the gold embossed sentiment.

My project using November's Willow set has a bit of embossing as well... 

I love how the trunk and the leaves are two separate images.  I'm always on the lookout for a different way to pair things up with images like that and I thought that the new Mega Mehndi Medallion set was just the right size. 

I embossed the medallion on a piece of patterend paper.  I knew I wanted to pair it with this sentiment, so I wanted it to look unique and special.

Bonus in that the Mega Mehndi image also fits nicely on top of the Mehndi Impression Plate. 

And, finally... a tiny project using Tiny Tags II.
It starts with cake pops.

I made some cake pops this week to send off to a baby shower and had a few left over. A bit of paper and some tiny tags to dress them up turns them right into some quick mini thank you gifts.

Seriously... don't you think that the wrapping really makes a simple gift something more than it started as?
I have a theory that every gift is better in a glassine bag :)

Therefore, I wrapped each one in a glassine bag, then wrapped a simple strip of patterned paper around it. I punched a hole in the center and tied my ribbon around to hold everything together.

A little baker's twine and a few flowers dress up my tiny tags.

And that's super embellish-y to me.
I kinda love them, though, so I guess a little voyage out into Embellishment Land does me good, sometimes :)
So, there you have it!
Everything I've got for the November release.

And, now, for all the November projects the rest of the design team has, head on over...

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Erin Lincoln
Maile Belles
Lisa Johnson
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Michelle Wooderson
Danielle Flanders

Thanks for stopping by!
Any thoughts on your favorites from this release?

{i just love you} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #10, Glory Be, Background Basics: Circles
Cardstock - Smokey Shadow, White
Ink - True Black, Fresh Snow, Summer Sun (SU)
Dies - Block Alphabet, Flower Fusion #10, Flower Fusion Stem, Love Lives Here
Other - Pure Poppy felt, True Black ribbon

{Happy Winter} candy wrap
Stamps - Winter Penguin
Cardstock - Soft Stone, White
Ink - Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, True Black, Fresh Snow
Dies - Winter Penguin, Tag Sale #1
Other - Rasberry Fizz ribbon, Silk Ribbon, Aqua Mist buttons, Summer Sunrise buttons, Prisma glitter

{Happy Birthday Banners} card
Stamps - Tag-its #10
Cardstock - White, Aqua Mist
Ink - True Black, Copics
Die - Double-ended Banner

{Happy Birthday Cupcake} card
Stamps - Birthdays By the Numbers
Ink - Versamark, Pretty in Pink (SU)
Cardstock - White, Clear, Vellum
Die - Mat Stack 5
Cover Plate - Quatrefoil die
Other - Cream ribbon, Filigree Gold embossing powder

{Never Forgotten} card
Stamps - Willow, Mega Mehndi Medallion
Ink - Spring Moss, Versamark
Cardstock - Soft Stone
PP - Mix & Match (Basic Grey)
Die - Love Lives Here
Other - Filigree White embossing powder, Autumn Rose

{Vintage} pop wraps
Stamps - Tiny Tags II
Inks - Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Tea Dye Duo, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Cardstock - White
PP - Prairie Grass, Eat at Joe's, Farm Fresh Eggs (Basic Grey)
Die - Tiny Tags
Other - Small glassine bags, baker's twine; Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, & Ripe Avocado ribbon


jan metcalf said...

I too am a Starbucks recycler! Love the little edge of glitter and the flower embellie on top of the cupcake! All your little banners are sweet and I do like the color combo on your first card, something different for me!

Julie Aldridge said...

I don't wanna comment on just one, but the opening one with the "hi" is adorable!

Flor said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love the way you decorated the cake pops! Super cute! I see a project in my very near future! Thanks for sharing!

conil said...

You are seriously talented. Golly, am I impressed.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Fabulous projects, Jess! I love your use of the banner stamp and you're such a genius with clear cardstock and vellum! Love it!

jintyoo7 said...

Yikes - amazing and you make cake pops too???

Amber said...

That "hello" card is everything to me! So graphically perfect. Loves it.