Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mighty Oak

It's the last day of the Papertrey Ink August countdown and I'm back with some beautiful and rich color schemes to match up with Nichole's new Mighty Oak stamp set and Mighty Oak Cover Plate. Both are absolutely gorgeous products. Puts me right into the fall mood.

My first project features both the stamp set and cover plate. Holy heat embossing Batman! I die cut the cover plate out of scratch paper and laid that over a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock. I think used the openings in my scratch paper to place Versamark leaves and tree trunk. I heat embossed in clear power once I removed my scratch paper mask. Then cut the cover plate again out of Canyon Clay and glued it in place, allowing all that beautiful heat embossing to show. I love how it is both graphic and detailed at the same time. All those different shaped leaves give you so many options.

The sentiment from Might Oak was heat embossed in white. A little heart from Love Lives Here collection hangs from cream colored button twine.

Next up, I used just the leaves in this feather arrangement. A few of PTI's stamp sets have line images, like the one I used for my stem from Green Thumb, so I'm sure you can find something in your stash to work the same way. I choose to stamp an ombre look in shades of Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Raspberry Fizz, and Scarlet Jewel. 

This sentiment from Basket of Blessings (also an August release) was heat embossed in gold on Dark Chocolate cardstock. All ready to be sent out for Thanksgiving.

And how about one more coffee cozy before the release is over? I couldn't resist.

I cut two of the larger sized halves of the Coffee Cozy Collection dies out of Raspberry Fizz felt. I ironed on fabric cuts from Beautiful Bloom #1 dies. They are easy to run through your die cut machine with clean cuts if they have Heat-N-Bond on the back. Great way to utilize other dies in your collection.

Soft Stone buttons are hot glued on the front. Easy piesy.

That's it for me today. I'll have all my release projects up tomorrow morning. Thanks for all the kind words and enthusiasm this month over the coffee cozy product line. Makes me happy to know you are happy! Remember, the release products will all be available on August 15th at

More Mighty Oak inspiration can be found just a click away.

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


Strong Roots Card
Stamps: Mighty Oak
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Might Oak Cover Plate, Love Lives Here 
Clear and white embossing powder
Cream Button Twine

Thanksgiving Card
Stamps: Basket of Blessings, Green Thumb, and Mighty Oak
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Raspberry Fizz, and Scarlet Jewel
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate
Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

Coffee Cozy Collection Dies, Beautiful Blooms #1
Raspberry Fizz Felt
Soft Stone Buttons


  1. There are some great sentiments you used with Mighty Oak!

  2. Heat embossing is the coolest way to see the pattern in these leaves. Fabulous card, Erin. Your other Mighty Oak project today inspires and challenges me to "doodle" more with my stamps...look for the ways to use them that I don't quickly see. I'm crazy about the new coffee cozy dies. Thanks again for adding beauty to my life!

  3. I'm feeling fall, even if it's 90+outside! Beautiful textures on the first card, and colors on the second. Those cozies are just too cute!

  4. Love the colors and embossing, amazing projects :)

  5. Love your projects!! Your style is so recognizable and out of the box, I am a fan!!

  6. Fabulous projects! Your tree in the first card looks like it's made of chocolate! Yum! ;)

  7. I love how you put the leafs together & made a tree on the Tjhanksgiving card. Linda Gibb

  8. The colors of your Mighty Oak cards are so perfect for fall/Thanksgiving!

  9. I love the clear embossing you did on the tree: beautiful!! and the other card is lovely too, and the coffee cozy from felt is so fun!!

  10. You're KILLING ME HERE ERIN!!!!!!!!!:) (SUCH A GOOOOOD SALESMAN/ DESIGNER! ) :) LOOOOOOOVE this Great Oak plate!!!!!! AND STAMP SET TOO!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!:) This looks like it would be a PERFECT SET to create goodies for the Thanksgiving Table!!!!!:)

  11. OK Erin, you knocked my socks off today! That clear embossing is incredibly rich and gorgeous, and the colors are just perfect.

  12. Love the cards and the techniques.Love the projects.

  13. The tree card is amazing! The embossing really makes it zing! The phrase from the stamp set is lovely.

  14. Cannot wait to try out Might Oak - I love what you did with the embossing.

  15. Wow, your mighty oak tree card just screams Autumn - love the color choices and embossing.

  16. I love your embossed card best! A true stunner!

  17. Absolutely lovely, love all the embossing on your wonderful tree :)

  18. Love the texture of the heat embossing, nice touch!

  19. Love the heat embossed tree -absolutely stunning! Gorgeous cards and coffee cozies! I cannot wait!

  20. I don't understand how you achieved the embossed look with your leaves. Can you explain what is meant by scratch paper and how you did these step by step? Thank you kindly.

    I absolutely love this card! Thanks again, Sue