Saturday, September 12, 2015

Your Holiday Table and Papertrey Ink

Here we are, halfway through the September Papertrey Ink countdown. Going strong with the Christmas Tree Change Up Collection that I have releasing on September 15th at Papertrey Ink. Back today to show you how you can use it to decorate your holiday table.

Christmas Tree Change Up Box and Stamps Place Card Holder

This is seriously a case of something that was meant to be purely functional, turning into something much, much more. I needed to put a slot at the apex of my Christmas Tree Change Up Box to help with the folding up of the sides. And I was looking at it when I was designing things and had a lightbulb moment. I could totally use that slot for something!

Yesterday, you saw how I put a red star atop my tree using that now extremely functional slot. Today, I'm placing the rectangular label there, also included in the Christmas Tree Change Up Box Dies. Suddenly, our little tree made from the Christmas Tree Change Up Box  is now a place holder for your holiday table. I have it stamped with one of three sentiments included in the Christmas Tree Change Up Stamp Set. But you could easily forgo those and write/stamp in a name.

Also of note, yesterday the sides flared out. All four sides of the box were the same because of it. Today, just by folding the flaps a certain way, I create more of a back and front to this place holder. And I used the triangle die from the Christmas Tree Card Dies, placed on front, to give our tree a two tone look.

Set your holiday table with the Christams Tree Change Up Collection and Beaded Holiday Quick Stitch Kit

A place holder would look great on a holiday table along with a stocking created with the Beaded Holiday Quick Stitch Kit to hold utensils. With everything color coordinated, your table will be stunning. Side note: I think I'm all about red gingham this Christmas. So very cheery.

String Frame Dies by Papertrey Ink strung with sequins

Moving on to what is now one of my go-to basics: the String Frame Dies. Here I use the smallest of the three dies included in the set. They fit really well on the Fillable Frame 1. And seeing how the Fillable Frames all seem to be around the same size, I think there is lots of play in this combination.

I used my Building Blocks Dies and Stamps for the sentiments. And I also strung sequins on the string frames! Love it.

Dawn helped me out yesterday when she said just to tape the string on the back of your project. Duh! I was tying them up until now. A little washi takes less time, is easier, and totally works. It made quick work of this card for me.

Florals and sentiment nicely framed off with String Frames Dies by Papertrey Ink

And lastly, the card I had envisioned when I designed the Sting Frame Dies. Using florals does not come naturally to me. The String Frames really helped me out. Here it helped me define an area for Garden Grace to be used.

Sentiment is from A Little Inspiration and that butterfly is from Flower Favorites.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you like what you see. All the new products I'm releasing and more will be available on September 15th at 10 PM EST at

For more inspiration, click on over to Nichole's blog. A happy creative world awaits.


Holiday Place Setting
Beaded Holiday Stitch Kit
Stamps: Christmas Tree Change Up
Dies: Christmas Tree Change Up Box and Card Dies
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, True Black

Sequin Strung String Frame Card
Stamps: Fillable Frame 1, Building Blocks
Dies: String Frames, Fillable Frames 1, Scribbled Circles, Building Blocks
Cardstock: Soft Blush, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet
Ink: Soft Blush, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, True Black, Stamper's Select White
Other: Adhesive Silver Cardstock and sequins

String Frame with Garden Grace
Stamps: A Little Inspiration, Garden Grace, Flower Favorites
Dies: String Frame, Flower Favorites
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain


  1. Now I know I need The Box. You just had to go and choose a Christmas tree shape, didn't you?!

  2. Simply stated, you're a genius! Love the "slot". I was on the fence about the String Frame Die until you used it will Fillable Frames. Sold!

  3. Love the tree and a place card and the stocking is so cute to hold the utensils. Fabulous designs.

  4. Love all your projects, they are great!

  5. Hi Erin,

    Just one word..................IMPRESSIVE!!!!!

    María Alba

  6. The box, the frames and the Christmas kit... the lottery would come in so handy about now lol