Sunday, December 15, 2013

December Release Projects

It's a wrap ladies and gents! We are bringing the December Papertrey Ink Release to a close this morning with one last blog post to show the rest of our design team projects. Thanks for stopping by all week and leaving such nice comments. Makes me smile throughout the day.

Getting right down to it...

Boutique Borders, Happy Hearts, and Cupid's Arrow: I liked the find that two of the pinked squares from Button Boutique can be nicely framed between the brackets on the new Boutique Border set. Also focused on using non-black ink on this project. Instead I used Scarlet Jewel instead for a Valentine's twist. And then there's Cupid's I've been waiting for this set! Love it and as you've seen all week, I've used it a lot.

Propose a Toast. My first thought on this one was a glass tower. And I've found time and time again, it's best to go with your first instinct on things. Why fight it? Three levels of champagne glasses fit on a 7x3.5 card and are filled with pink champagne. My sentiment is from Congrats All Ways and Party Poppers helps me out with some confetti.

Polka Dot Parade #11. Can you believe we are almost to the end of this series? It's been so much fun. I really wanted to work the word on this owl's belly into a sentiment. And since owl's are considered bookish, we've got a little bookmark for my fledgling reader here at home. Books are from Back to School. With all the reds, blues, purples, and pinks I've been using for these Valentine's projects, I felt the burning need to change it up a bit and went with earth tones.

The Best is Yet to Be. A super simple one. I wanted to stamp the beautiful font used in "love over a die cut word. The best way to do that is to inset the die cuts so your stamping has an level surface. I left the "o" open and backed it with BB: Houndstooth for a masculine and eye catching twist.

Cupid's Arrow: My love. Sigh. I masked off the stamped line in the bow so I could use floss instead and pull the arrow back, just like it was being aimed and fired. This card is love related, but I'm betting there are some possibilities for you Hunger Game fans here as well.

Wonderful Words: Love, The Best is Yet to Be, Framed Love: How awesome is that Framed Love die? Seriously. I teamed it up with a phase from Wonderful Words: Love and some floral scatter from The Best is Yet to Be. Lots of play in all three of these products.

Solid Stitches & Swirls: I love the life new addition sets breath back into old favorites. This one will be used a lot for sure. And this card took me a total of 20 minutes to whip up, only because I was looking for ways to make it harder on myself. Surely it was not just that simple?:)

Thanks for stopping by. Remember these and all the other PTI December products (It's a Banner Day, Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches, Valentine's Stitches for example...wink) will be available tonight at 10 EST at to purchase. Happy and satisfied crafting to you!

More release inspiration can be found just a click away:


Boutique Borders
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Valentine's, Cupid's Arrow, Bitty Background Blocks II, Happy hearts
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Soft blush, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: Cupid's Arrow, Happy Hearts Cover Plate, Button Boutique, Love Lives Here

Propose a Toast
Stamps: Propose a Toast, Party Poppy, Congrats All Ways
Ink: Berry Sorbet, True Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
Other: Gems

Polka Dot Parade Owl
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #11, Back to School, BB: Text Style II, Antique Alphabet
Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #11, Bookmark, Bookprint Upper Alphabet, Back to School
Topnotch Twill in Dark Chocolate
Simply Chartreuse Button

Love You
Stamps: The Best is Yet to Be, BB: Houndstooth
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Limeade Ice
Dies: Tipped tops, Bookprint Upper Alphabet, Love Lives Here
Ink: True Black

Cupid's Arrow
Stamps: Cupid's Arrow
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, True Black, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Cupid's Arrow, Double Ended Banner, Heart Border
Patterned Paper: Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
Ink: True Black

Wonderful Words: Love
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Love, Love is All You Need
Cardstock: Soft Blush, Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Autumn Rose
Patterned Paper: Soft Blush Simple Stripe
Dies: Love is All You Need, Framed Love
Canvas Vellum.
Ink: Autumn Rose, Ocean Mist, Scarlet Jewel

Solid Stitches and Swirls
Stamps: Solid Stitches and Swirls, Stitches and Swirls, Happy Hearts, Simply You
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Wonderful Words: Love


  1. Fabulous stamping, love how you stacked the flutes :)

  2. Love your work, always. The last two cards really speak to me!

  3. That owl bookmark is so cute!

  4. Love the stack of champagne glasses!!!

  5. Really some fun variety here. This has been such a fun release and everyone has had such great inspiration. Santa's going to be really busy.

  6. They are all beautiful cards. Wonderful to look at and totally inspiring.

  7. Hi Erin,

    Thanks for always inspiring us with such wonderful cards!


    María Alba
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

  8. What a wonderful variety of fun projects.

  9. love those cupid's arrow cards, erin - so glad you like the set!! and that champagne fountain is such a great idea!!