Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 1 of Party Poppers and Favor It Box #8

Happy! Happy! It's Papertrey Ink release time again. And for the second month in a row (what a whirlwind of creativity!), I have some new product offerings for Chapter 3 Stamps. I'll be coming at'cha for six days in a row with super fun and celebratory projects featuring the Party Poppers stamp set and Favor It 8 Box, as well as the usual projects as a member of the design team. All new products this month are being released on November 15th, so if there is something you like, you don't have to wait too long to order.

Are you all ready? Let's get going.

Party Poppers came from the idea of wanting to include some festive paper crackers on my projects. They are synonymous with parties and celebrations. You can't help but smile with anticipation when seeing one. They can be used for a wide range of celebrations including birthdays, like in this card. I stamped the striped body and the ends (all three pieces are separate dies) in Hibiscus Burst ink with the band in Aqua Mist and the star in Royal Velvet. A large confetti cluster is also included in this set and I stamped that in Royal Velvet ink on the main panel of the card. Heather's new Sentiment Signs made up my background when stamped repeatedly. 

Next up, some fun with the new Favor It 8 die cut box. Man, this thing is roomy. Assembled it is 8.25" x 1.5"x 1.5". The space you have to store goodies or a gift is 4"x1.5"x1.5". And guess what? It's adjustable. I'll be back later this week with a video on how to make it even bigger. But for now, I assembled it how it was originally intended. 

I found that Sentiment Signs fits nicely on the main body of the box. I wonder what is inside?

The die consists of two pieces, an edge and the middle. You cut and use two edges on each side of the middle to make this long tube. With all the score lines folded and things morphed into place, you have "pinched" middles that you can tie with ribbon to keep closed. There is a small opening left on the inside at the "pinched" portion. I had a 1.5" inch square punch that helped close it off nicely when I have contents that are small enough to fall out.

Inside these particular poppers I have glitter, confetti, and a scroll. Untie one ribbon side to get to all the goodies.

The scroll is opened to reveal an invitation to a New Year Eve Bash using By Invitation, Over Under Easy, and a sentiment that is included in Party Poppers. What a fun way to receive an invite. Just imagine what else you can put in the box for creative presentation? Oh I have some fun stuff to show you. See you tomorrow.

That's it for me today. Be sure to check out more projects at the following blogs:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Cristina Kowalczyk
Heather Nichols
Melissa Bickford


Stamps: Party Poppers and Sentiment Signs
Dies: Party Poppers, Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles, Star Prints
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist Collection
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist
Other: Glitter paper and My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper Pack

Stamps: Party Poppers, Star Prints, Sentiment Signs, By Invitation, Over Under Easy
Dies: Favor It Box 8, Star Prints
Patterned Paper Collections: Enchanted Evening and Royal Velvet
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Royal Velvet and Winter Wisteria
Ribbon: Satin Ribbon in Winter Wisteria and Royal Velvet
Winter Wisteria Buttons


  1. Erin, this is genius! Thank you for making this into a die!!! I can't wait to put cash inside!!! You always inspire me!!

  2. Erin, Congrats on the release of your Party Popper set and die! I am astounded at your innovation and creativity, thou I don't know why, as all of your projects are always outstanding. I look forward to using this die for party favors in the coming year! Thank you!

  3. This popper favor it die is so fun! Love it. Didn't realize I needed it... ;)

  4. LOVE THIS.... looks like I need this set

  5. An awesome new stamp and die set just as unique as you, Erin. Love it!!

  6. Such a fun design! Thanks for showing how the box opens and closes. The box and images give me a lot of ideas.

  7. Awesome, awesome! I can't wait to play with the poppers dies - totally genious. Would love to see a video on how to put these together!

  8. What great ideas! It makes me want to have a new years party!

  9. LOVE the colors you chose. Great projects.
    -- Connie C.

  10. Erin,
    I love this stamp set. Looking forward to seeing more!

  11. Great new release. Love the party poppers and the opportunity to make it a gift presentation.

  12. Great job! What a fun project! Hugs, Pat

  13. These are awesome Erin! I love your creativity in coming up with these fun items! Your samples are wonderful!

  14. Woo hoo!!! Looking forward to the second video on how to expand this already rocking template!

  15. Very clever, Erin ~ love your "poppers" and color combos ~ wonderful inspiration!

  16. Great! Erin! It's so fun seeing you bring your special creativity to your stamp and die designs as you have all these years to your projects.

  17. I am very excited about this set. I like to make little gifts for my grandchildren to give at different holidays to their classmates. This party popper stamps and dies will be great for this.

  18. Loving this set and different variations you all have come up with. Your colors are so striking, too!

  19. Amazing - LOVE the pink and purple combination :)