Hello everybody and Happy Papertrey Ink Release Week. I know it's Christmas and most people consider it the most wonderful time of the year. I've always thought of the 10th-15th of every month to be just like Christmas, only with the added advantage of coming around every thirty days. So release week in the middle of the actual Christmas season? Almost too much excitement for this little mama to handle.
I've been entrusted with sharing the next addition to the Year of Flowers series with you. There was no doubt in my mind it was going to be the lovely poinsettia. It's as synonymous with the month of December as Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Nichole did a beautiful job illustrating it for your stamping and coloring pleasure. Has definitely made me very merry as I've spent the last few days working with it.
I've got three cards for you today. First up is a flat stationary offering. I wanted to take the idea of a traditional card and mix it up a little bit. In this case, all the art work is on the envelope liner. A nice surprise for when the recipient opens up their message. For my note, I stamped a sentiment and Polka Dot Basics II in Summer Sunrise for a little interest. Perfect for a quick little note to somebody.
For my second project, I discovered that the Mat Stack 3 die can be transformed into the perfect pocket for a gift card. The poinsettia is colored in delicate shades of peachy blush. I love this color effect (R000, R01, R02) against Smokey Shadow cardstock. I added some adhesive silver accents to the flower center. Just something I feel constantly compelled to do when it comes to poinsettia images.
Lastly, I went out on a limb with the color combo. Red ink is stamped on the Shimmer Gold cardstock. It's really quite striking and modern in person. The new Fillable Frame #11 (can you believe we are almost at the end of these?) is filled with a sentiment from Inside/Out: Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this holiday post. Be sure to check out Heather, Nichole, Dawn, and Melissa's projects tonight as well.
Kraft A2 Envelopes
Polka Dot Basics II, For the Graduate, YOF: Poinsettia
Scarlett Jewel Copics
Scarlett Jewel and Summer Sunrise Ink
Envelope Liner die
Gift Card Pocket Card
Smokey Shadow and Stamper's Select Cardstock
2010 Holiday Days and YOF: Poinsettias
Linen Textured Vellum
Melon Berry Grosgrain Ribbon
Limitless Layers and Mat Stack 3 Dies
Tis The Season
Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, and Shimmer Gold Cardstock
True Black and Pure Poppy Inks
YOF: Poinsettia, Big&Bold Wishes, Fillable Frame #11, Inside/Out Christmas
True Black Vintage Buttons
Fillable Frame #11 die
Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon