Thursday, August 15, 2013

August Release Projects

Time to share all the goods for the August Papertrey Ink release. It was a fun month to create. I'm 100% a summer person and dread cooler weather coming, but I have to say, all these autumn stamps and colors really have put me in the right state of mind for back to school, pumpkin patching, and apple picking. Life imitates art, I suppose.

Mum's the Word. It was fun to play peek-a-boo with the blossoms and leaves of the open aperture Mat Stack 6 die.

Boutique Borders: Sympathy. I have been needing a stamp that says "I'm here for you". So often I just want to let people know they have my support. I teamed it up here with Coffee Cozy Detail Collection dies, the Aida Impression Plate, and the hoop from Stitched Sentiments. I had envisioned doing this particular treatment ever since I learned those dies were going to be released. Two inks of the frame from this month's Boutique Borders embellish my Topnotch Twill and Lace Bouquet helps to give it a bit of asymmetry, which was what was needed to break up all that evenness.

Basket of Blessings. Seriously, the spray of flowers is so appealing in it's folk art goodness. I stamped two in mirror image along a horizontal plane, and embossed resist in blue and gold. A die cut (Boutique Borders: Thank You) covers up any messy overlap of the images. A blue Copic marker added interest to just the leaves.

Apple Prints and Trick or Treat. I had to team these two up just because of the apple bobbing reference. As you can see, my apple is a little rotten at the core.:) The spider button (bought at Joann's last fall) works so well because you can almost be fooled into thinking his legs are the seeds. Only they aren't! Creepy. I stamped my apple in Scarlet Jewel over Pure Poppy cardstock to give it a more of a "poisoned apple" look. 

Nuts for You and Autumn Pattern Pieces. A scattering of fall themed  items. I took the face image from this month's Polka Dot Parade #8 to give that one little nut with something to say a personality.

Bubble Talk and Wonderful Words: Thank You.  This came together in like 5 minutes flat. Got to file that away for a time when you need it. Coffee Cozy Detail Collection dies hang off the side to match the heart in the bubble.

Polka Dot Parade #7, Notched Star Banner, and Tricky Trio Dies. This was a fun one to create using Gold and Black shimmer paper, Tremendous Treats: Halloween, and the new Tremendous Treats: Halloween dies. Seems I have a thing for heat embossing this month.

That's is all she wrote. No time to rest, time to dive right into final preparations for Stamp-A-Faire! So much fun and goodness there.

Click on over for my August release projects at the other PTI DT blogs:

Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Ashley Cannon Newell

All new products featured in this post will be available at 10 PM EST tonight at See ya'll soon.

Mum's the Word
Stamps: Mum's the Word, Mat Stack 6 Collection
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Fine Linen, Winter Wisteria, Vintage Cream
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Royal Velvet, Blueberry Sky, Classic Kraft
Dies: Mum's the Word, Mat Stack 6, Sketched Shapes, Pinking Shear Border
Royal Velvet Simple Stripe Patterned Paper
Blueberry Sky Buttons

Boutique Borders
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Sympathy, Lace Bouquet, Stitched Sentiments
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Fine Linen
Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Stitched Sentiments, Aida Impression Plate, Coffee Cozy Detail Dies
Aqua Mist Topnotch Twill and Vintage Button
Terracotta Tile Felt

Basket of Blessings
Stamps: Basket of Blessings, Boutique Borders: Thank You
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Boutique Borders: Thank You
Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

Apple Prints
Stamps: Apple Prints and Treat or Treat
Carstock: Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Apple Prints and Notched Star Border
Cream Button Twine
Ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel

Nuts for You
Stamps: Nuts for You, Polka Dot Basics: #7, Autumn Pattern Pieces, Bubble Talk
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Scarlet Jewel Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft
Dies: Bubble Talk, Nuts for You
Canvas Tag

Bubble Talk
Stamps: Bubble Talk
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: True Black
Dies: Bubble Talk, Coffee Cozy Detail Dies, Wonderful Words: Thank You
Black Glitter Paper

Trick Or Treat
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics #7, Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Ink: True Black, Versamark
Dies: Notched Star Border, Tricky Trio, Polka Dot Basics #7, Tremendous Treats: Halloween
Gold and Black Shimmer Paper
Cardstock: Royal Velvet and Stamper's Select White
Other: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder


  1. I love every single card! The folk art with gold embossing and blue leaves me weak in the knees, and that adorable Halloween card with Spook and those great images from 'Tremendous Treats'! Can I be your child - just for Halloween? (I would enjoy it year round, but rumor has it you already have that job covered.) Thank you for sharing your creative light with the world - again.

  2. Love the gold embossing with the blues!! So trendy!

  3. Love the way you embossed the Basket of Blessings

  4. Love all of your projects! You totally rocked this month's release!

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    1. creativity continues to astound! You Basket of Blessings card sold me on this set today. And your Coffee Cozy dies are a definite must-have. Nice work Erin!

  7. SO, yeah, what Steph said! Plus! Your work always makes me smile, Erin. Your sweet spirit comes right through!

  8. These are ALL gorgeous! Love your Halloween card in particular, it's this card that cinched my needing to purchase the TT stamp set and dies. Great mix of the old with new on that one! Also seriously love the bubble talk card above with those little tag detail dies. LOVE! You're such a wonderful inspiration!


  9. WOW ERIN!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE ALL of your creations!!!!!!!!!!:) You're making me DROOOOOL HERE!!!!:) SUPER WORK!!!!!! Your FIRST THREE CARDS are TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!:)

  10. Erin, seriously! I kept thinking "this is my favorite, no this is my favorite!" Love them all.

  11. Love your Baskets of Blessings and Bob for Apples cards--really clever.

  12. What a plethora of absolute gorgeous creativity :)