Release in Review

Hi all! I’ve got a bunch of projects to share today for Papertrey Ink’s September release in review. Let’s just jump right in, shall we? First up is the Polka Dot Parade set designed by Melissa Bickford.
PTI-Polka Dot Parade #8I’ve been wanting to try this die cutting technique ever since I saw JJ Bolton work her magic on this card. I love how Maile did this, too, on this card.
PTI-Polka Dot Parade #8Speaking of Maile, she designed this next set, Holiday Cheer.
PTI-Holiday CheerI wasn’t about to part with that many enamel dots at one time, so I used white liquid pearls and then colored them with Copics.
PTI-Holiday CheerAnd here’s another card from the Holiday Cheer set.
PTI-Holiday CheerI colored the wreath in with Copics and then added glossy accents.
PTI-Holiday CheerNext up is this beautifully ornate set designed by Dawn McVey called Boutique Borders.
PTI-Boutique BordersI stamped the frame and used an Xacto knife to cut slits along the sides to thread some ribbon. That decorative ribbon is quite old and from Hobby Lobby. Does anyone else get stuck in a trance while visiting the Hobby Lobby ribbon isle?
PTI-Boutique BordersThis next Stained Glass set was designed by Lexi Daily.
PTI-Stained GlassI felt that this image was fitting for a bookmark. I don’t have a bookmark die, so I just trimmed a piece of cardstock and rounded the edges with my scissors. The image was colored with Copics.
PTI-Stained GlassKid Kudos, designed by Erin Lincoln, is perfect to use for little lunchbox notes and pillow-box treats.
PTI-Kid KudosAnd lastly, Holiday Home, designed by Melissa Bickford, is a perfect companion to the Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die.
PTI-Holiday HomeAre you still with me? Are you still breathing? Everything ok? Good. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

pumpkin tag:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: polka dot parade #8
ink: orange zest, classic kraft, new leaf, true black
dies: tag sale #2, block alphabet dies
orange baker’s twine

trees card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: holiday cheer
ink: limeade ice, true black
dies: holiday cheer-tree
white liquid pearls, copics

wreath card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: holiday cheer
ink: memento black
copics, glossy accents

boutique card:
cardstock: rustic cream
stamps: boutique borders
ink: true black, spring moss, raspberry fizz
spring moss ribbon
decorative ribbon, glossy accents

cardstock: enchanted evening, stamper’s select white, true black
ink: memento black
baker’s twine, copics

pillow box:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: kid kudos
ink: true black, new leaf, pure poppy, classic kraft
dies: pillow box

holiday home card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, simply chartreuse
stamps: holiday home
ink: true black, pure poppy
dies: cover plate: snow drifts

61 thoughts on “Release in Review

  1. Hit. It. Out. Of. The. Park!

    So many gorgeous creations here Laura – I am in eye candy crafty Heaven! I will remember the tip about liquid Pearls and Copics, and I love the wreath, and the bookmark, and, and… well, you see what I mean!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! I color pearls and rhinestones all the time with Copics, but never thought of making the same with Liquid Pearls. What a great tip, Laura!

  3. Good heaven’s, girl…this latest release is such a perfect complement to your style! Great job on the technique you used for your “Pumpkin Tag”, and I love the idea of coloring liquid pearls with Copics…Genius!!! Really gorgeous cards and tags, Laura, and I love the pillow box, too!

  4. Great tags and cards Laura .. I had not thought of colouring the liquid pearls .. thank you for the tip and , I too have been mesmerized in the ribbon aisle and sometimes cannot resist just ” one more ” … LOL .

  5. I think everyone has said it all……………….great release! Your cards and tags are right on!!! Love the colors and the idea of coloring the liquid pearls with copics. I’m going to give that a try today. As always………………..BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing and have a great day! Ciao:)

  6. Absolutely stunning Laura, all of them! Love the technique you used on the pumpkin tag. The glossy accents makes that holiday wreath say Wow! and the ribbon running through the Boutique Borders image is gorgeous. Love your work. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Hey, did I mention you’re my new FAVORITE member of the PTI DT?
    Love EV. ER. Y. THING you have made here! That pumpkin tag? Excuse me while I pick up the chunks of my brain and stuff them back in. Whoa!

  8. Everything looks so wonderful. My jaw dropped at the “Merry and Bright” card. The glossy accents really, well, accent it. And the colored liquid pearls is such a great idea. I’m just loving everything about this post.

  9. Congratulations on your first release with PTI, Laura! All of your projects were so inspiring!! Especially loved your photo card with the enamel dots and that sweet home for the holidays card!

  10. Laura these are all incredible! I love how you colored the liquid pearls! Congratulations on your first release posts! So happy you are part of the team! 🙂

  11. Laura, every project is simple gorgeous! I think my favorite is the die cut trees where you have used the liquid pearls and colored in with copics!!! BRILLIANT!!!

  12. Welcome to the PTI team! Your cards are wonderful and I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve in the upcoming months. Great job!!

  13. I have a feeling that PTI is soooo happy they have you on their team! These cards and projects are sheer perfection, Laura! Hope you know just how talented you are! ♥

  14. you did such a wonderful job on all of these projects! I really Love the wreath card and the stained glass coloring and ……

  15. what a lineup of joy and beauty, Laura! There was never a doubt why Nichole put you on the team ASAP 🙂 I had to laugh at the enamel dots mention…I agree and you came up with the perfect solution!

  16. I love all the cards, but especially the ones with Holiday Cheer. The enamel accents on the trees is so great! Love the idea.

  17. So many tips and ideas you shared are going to be so fun to try, cards are great and since I have so many reading friends bookmarks here I come

  18. Everything is beautiful! I’ve got to get more information on how you did the pumpkin tag. You’ve save me money, too! Now I don’t have to purchase the enamel dots.

  19. Boy oh boy!! I hope you have had a great time doing your first PTI release, Laura! You are a genius and your work is ALWAYS perfectly and beautifully done 🙂 Absolutely LOVE how the coloured perfect pearls turned out!

  20. Boy have you been busy!! The new releases are incredible and so are your cards. I love the first tag, how did you line up the stamp over the letters? Amazing! And what a great idea to use instead of enamel dots. And I just love the treehouse stamp, need to get my hands on it somehow!!

  21. Amazing projects – all of them! I love the colored liquid pearls on the trees. And the book mark is so cute 🙂 Thanks especially for sharing the die cut technique.

  22. Hi Laura, such fabulous cards! Do you have any tips for lining up the tree trio stamp set and the die cut on the Holiday Cheer card?

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