Monday, July 15, 2013

July Release Projects

Back again for one last post to wrap up the Papertrey Ink July release. I've always found July to be a great time around PTI. It's given us "A Sweet Life", "Half & Half", "Fabulous Frames", and "On the Couch" over the years. I'm thinking that with all the great additions this month, the trend continues.

Let's jump into the last of my projects...

First Place: I had to put this one first because I used those banner strips on so many projects this month. Here, I used them to separate the lines of text of a sentiment from "Inside & Out: Thank You". To add definition to one side, "Square Prints" were cut and stamped in matching ink colors. Very simple (in look, not so much in execution...but it is a good exercise for you to expand your skill set) and striking.

Summer Hills: Ever since I realized we had a series on our hands, I couldn't wait to use them all together. At last, I got my chance. "Summer Hills" is given special treatment when stamped in a darker colored ink (Enchanted Evening vs. Blueberry Sky) and mounted on colored cardstock. You can easily switch this all around to be seasonally appropriate just by highlighting a different main panel and choosing different colors. Sentiment was heat embossed in gold and cut out with the "Limitless Layers: 1.75" Circle Dies".

Wishes Come True:  I couldn't get the vision of a box of birthday candles in a yellow box out of my head. So I just went with it. "Front & Center 2" die helped me out by providing a window. "Birthday Trio Dies" and "By the Number Border Die" got used with a bunch of old favorites to created a collage style sentiment. And there's "First Place" again, put to work building a background with "Sew Simple Borders".

Delightful Dahlia Additions and Mat Stack 7 die: A fun and funky frame to showcase these beautiful flowers in warm colors of Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and Terracotta Tile. And all be darned if that isn't "First Place" again showcasing a sentiment. 

Polka Dot Parade #6 and Scrolling Script: Some of the sentiments in "Scrolling Script" have more of a circular feel than a hexagonal  is that even a word? ha!) shape to them. Which makes them perfect to turn into trees.  More stuff to explore in the vein than I've done here. Maybe team them up with other trees in other sets? Cuts from the "Polka Dot Parade #6" die in Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, and Berry Sorbet help to carry the theme over. 

That's it for me. Want to see more? It's just a click away: 

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

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


First Place
Stamps: First Place, Inside & Out: Thank You, Square Prints
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky Aqua Mist, Hero Arts Charcoal

Summer Hills
Stamps: Summer Hills, Winter Hills, Autumn Hills Spring Hills
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, Enchanted EVening, 
Blueberry Sky
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
Patterned Paper: Enchanted Evening Gingham
Gold Filigree Embossing Powder
Dies: First Place, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle, Pinking Shears Border, Half & Half

Wishes Come True
Stamps: Wishes Do Come True, First Place, Sew Simple Borders, Inside & Out: Birthday 2, Simply You, Calendar Basics
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding
Dies: By the Number Borders, Seeing Stars, Birthday Trio, Front & Center #2 

Delightful Dahlia
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Additions, First Place
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss
Patterned Paper: Orange Zest Bitty Dot, Terracotta Tile Gingham
Dies: Delightful Dahlia, First Place, Mat Stack 7
Dark Chocolate Buttons
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate

Hello There Tree
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #6, Scrolling Script, Polka Dot Basics 
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #6, In the Meadows
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate

Picnic Plaid Embossing Plate


  1. I have been dreaming about putting the four seasons together, too! I love how you did this! :) All of your creations have been wonderful!! Love your creative use of the script sentiments as the tree, too. LOVELY!

  2. Cute, cute, cute. Everyone a winner. Love your candle box and hexagonal tree. Thanks for all the great creations this month.

  3. WOW ERIN!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE of your cards has a SURPRISE ELEMENT to it!!!!!!!!!! I TOTALLY LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!:)

  4. All of your cards are WOW!!!! But the 4-seasons is my favorite can't wait to use the all together also.

  5. WONDERFUL CARDS!!! Love how you showcased all of these wonderful new sets and dies!

  6. Very pretty cards Erin! Love them all. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Great cards. Good ideas.

  8. It is great to see the hills series together. I'm definitely keeping this card in my files. The box of candles is so very clever and fun. And the first card has an understated magnificence to it with its mix of color and patterns. Great release, Erin.

  9. I really love your cards. Such wonderful ideas.

  10. Wow, Erin, all of your samples are amazing, but I especially love the Summer Hills set as part of a progression and the Scrolling Script used with the PDP#6 to make that tree! So Inventive!
    Thanks for a the great ideas to springboard from!

  11. Gorgeous cards! Love them all! Thanks for the great ideas!

  12. Erin this is EXACTLY what I have envisioned for this set since its first introduction!
    Very, very lovely.
    Little Mabel from PTI forum