Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hands of Time

Alright Papertrey Ink fans, do we have some fabulous product introductions for you today! I'm so inspired by the Hands of Time Collection (stamps & dies) and just how easy it is to create with them. And for those of you who are looking for the perfect masculine themed set, you've got to look no further. This one has that all locked up.

But first, how about something girlie and a touch more whimsical for my first project? The new Hands of Time stamp set features very ornate, vintage inspired clocks. But with the right color choices, there's no reason why you can't do something a bit more mod and feminine like I did here on this layout featuring my daughter on her 1st birthday.

I stamped a Hibiscus Burst sheet of cardstock with the smaller clock image in Raspberry Fizz. I added the roman numerals in Fresh Snow. I also softened the edges of the layout by rubbing my Fresh Snow ink pad across the edge.

Here's a close up of my Clock Face die cut. The center piece die cuts separate so you could either cut out of a different color and/or mat it from behind like I did in Classic Kraft cardstock and the 1.75" Limitless Layers Circles. Nice fit. I'm seeing lots of possibilities of swapping that middle out with any of the vast collection of 1.75" circle images. I wanted to include some hardware on my layout, so I dug out some metal arrows from Tim Holtz to use as my clock hands.

And to girlie this up as much as possible, I stamped the circles from the clock cut with Buttons and Bits cover-plate style and then placed them back in place on the die cut.  The numbers were die cut with the Number Time Trio dies. I was initially intimidated by their small size, but with the right adhesive (a ball point glue pen), they are a breeze to use. The nice edge that die cuts have on them is very pronounced on these because they just aren't that thick. It's quite lovely and dimensional.

The new Tremendous Tag dies and a sentiment from Framed Out #11 add a fun detail as well.

And a fun find to share with you--the combination of the Countdown Detail Dies with  Journal Tabs Dies. Love it!

And lastly, a card using some of the same elements I used in the layout, but for a masculine birthday card. Keep the colors simple and neutral for a no fuss look. Here I used Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, and Rustic Cream. I used the same Clock Face die with the Number Time Trio and the Hands of Time clock hands. So very intricate. The sentiment reads "Time spent living life to the fullest will only inspire great things. Happy Birthday." I think this would be a great card to give with a gift card to the recipients favorite activity.

I hope you enjoyed. Check out the following links for even more projects using all these fabulous time related projects:

Maile Belles
Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Danielle Flanders


Time Card
Stamps: Hands of Time
Paper: Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Rustic Cream
Ink: Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate
Dies: Number Time Trio dies, Hands of Time, Clock Face
Other: Brad

Timeless Layout
Stamps: Hands of Time, Men of Life, Women of Life, Framed Out #11, 
Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger Additions, Bits & Buttons
Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Fizz Simple Stripe, Summer Sunrise Polka Dot
Dies: Number Time Trio dies, Clock Face, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles, Gratitude Journal Tabs, Tremendous Tags, Block Alphabet dies, Christmas Countdown
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise


  1. My goodness the cuteness of your little one on the scrapbook page you created. Loved how you used Hands of Time. Beautiful card too!

  2. Love these! Thanks for the tip about using the limitless layers dies too. :)

  3. You are a regular detective when it comes to finding unique ways to use dies AND stamps! Both of these projects are great. I love the detail of patterned paper behind the numbers on the clock face. Very cool!

  4. Love your girly page! The colors are so wonderful and I love all the fabulous details! The card is amazing! Perfectly elegant! TFS!

  5. Love how you showed a girlie look with the Hands of Time!

  6. BEAUTIFUL card and scrapbook page Erin! I just LOVE them both. :)

  7. I love the way you customized the stamps for your scrapbook page - such creativity!

  8. Great cards. Both of perfect examples of how versatile this set is.

  9. Love your scrapbook page! I just wish that I had gotten into scrapbooking (when my kids were little). But I am still not good at scrapbooking and they are all grown with families of their own.

  10. Whay a lovely scrapbook page, if you don't mind, can scraplift it? :) of course, after I order those dies!!!

  11. Sweet, sweet, scrapbook page! Colors are great!

  12. Great projects, Erin, showcasing Hands of Time! You gals all showed so many different ways to use the set & dies ~ AWESOME!

  13. Wow! You really knocked it out of the park today with both of these projects! Both such different looks, but yet I love them both! I am particularly crazy about your layout and your fun color scheme and layout design! :)

  14. Hi Erin, I'm Sarah from

    This is one amazing card, Erin! I love the vintage clock on it and the girly theme is just awesome (I didn't know that will work) and you managed to put everything and melded together beautifully! How creative! Thank you for sharing!

    By the way, I was wondering if you got our email about our Design Team invitation? It would be fabulous to have you in our team - we would love to see more of your creativity being unleashed with our eKits! Please do let me know, ok? xoxo