Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Release Projects

Without any adieu of any kind, let's just get right to the good stuff.

Comfort Food. So, this one really sort of cracks me up.  I was inspired by the fact that Matt and I have been known to share a pint of ice cream. Just the two of us sitting on the couch with a couple of spoons, a movie, and no bowls. Back in the day when we were young, dumb, and had excellent used to be the super premium Ben & Jerry's. We could polish off two pints during a movie. To no ill effect. Not so much any more.I thought it would be a super lovey card to make to give to the hubby if the two spoons were in the pint of ice cream together.

It reads a little differently, right? Not something I noticed. Matt said something. It looks like to people like to scream "I Love You" to each other. Snicker. Guess it doesn't work so well.

Take away this. The Harlequin Cover Plate over the Aida Impression Plate makes a good stand in for an ice cream cone. And you can cut of the lid of the ice cream and put in two spoons. After that, it's more of a love/hate relationship.

Hope it made you laugh.

Hanging By a Thread, Stitched Sentiments, and Sew Simple Borders. Try wrapping patterned paper around those thread cards instead of just trimming to fit. Gives it a more polished look.

Buttoned Up. I was inspired by a sweater my son has to use BB: Striped Sweater to make this background. There's a cascade of buttons in the same color as the stripes. Bitty Baby Blessings helps to bring forth the baby boy theme.

Heart-2-Heart #10, Sentiment Signs, and Circle Cover Plate.  I was playing a lot with the colors here. Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, and Limeade Ice. I love how the double butterfly looks over the banner from the In Stitches Die collection and a Half and Half die.

Framed Out #10 and Background Basics: Inspiration. Another fun color combination that I'll be going back to--Hawaiian Shores, Soft Stone, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, and Soft Blush. Also some fun layering with the Framed Out # 10 die in Soft Stone underneath a Framed Out #4 cut.

Thanks for joining me this month. Remember, all new supplies featured will be available 11/5 at And there are more release projects just a click away at the following blogs:

Papertrey Ink Supplies 

Comfort Food
Stamps: Comfort Food, Tremendous Treats Valentine's, Polka Dot 
Basics I, Fillable Frames Additions 1
Cardstock: Kraft, Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: Comfort Food, Limitless Layers 3.5" Ovals, Fillable Frame #1, Harlequin Cover Plate, Small Border Die, Love Lives Here
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist Patterned Paper Collection
Aida Impression Plate
Harvest Gold Button

Hanging By a Thread
Stamps: Hanging By a Thread, Stitched Sentiments, Sew Simple Borders
Cardstock: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: Fine Linen, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Simply 
Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening Collections
Dies: Thread Cards, Love Lives Here
Ink: Kraft, Pure Poppy, True Black
Aida Impresson Plate
Pure Poppy Button

Buttoned Up
Stamps: Buttoned Up, Background Basics: Striped Sweater, Button Boutique, Mega Mixed Messages, Bitty Baby Blessings
Cardstock: Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
Dies: Button Card, Plain Buttons, Bitty Baby Blessings Collection
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Scarlet Jewel, Soft Stone

Heart-2-Heart #10
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #10, Sentiment Signs
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Hawaiian Shores
Patterned Paper: Dearest Jane, Hawaiian Shores Collection
Dies: Heart-2-Heart #10, Half and Half Collection, In Stitches 
Dies, Circle Cover Plate
Impression Plate: Inspiration
Ink: Scarlet Jewel

Framed Out Tag
Stamps: Framed Out #10, Background Basics: Inspiration
Dies: Framed Out #10, Framed Out #4, Tag Sale #7
Ink: Scarlet Jewel
Patterned Paper: Soft Blush, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores
Ribbon: Soft Stone Satin Ribbon
Button: Scarlet Jewel


  1. Super cute cards!

  2. WONDERFUL PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOVE your Ice Cream story! (That's what we did too! Can't do it anymore either! :( ) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  3. You always use the best color combos. These projects are just another example of your talent.

  4. i love the ice cream pint for two and the story that goes with it! and the aida/harlequin pairing for the ice cream cone look is so clever!!

  5. Lots of lovely details and colours, Erin :)

  6. These are wonderful, all of them - and I think the ice cream one has such a sweet story to it. The one inspired by your son's sweater is so cute too! Always can use inspiration for boy cards and tags!

  7. So cute! I love these, especially the colors in the second card - just scream my name!! Excellent work!