Hello creative and crafty friends! Today is day FOUR of the awesome April Release Week festivities for Papertrey Ink! YAY! This new release is beautiful, with lots of florals, pretty sentiments, and all kinds of fun stamps for birthdays. There is also a new kit from the fabulous Betsy Veldman! CLICK HERE to go to the PTI Official Blog to read all about everything going on this week. All of the new products will be available for purchase in the PTI Store on Saturday the 15th at 10pm EST. Wonderful!
Today I'm happy to introduce two new products from the April Release: The Flower Mandalas II Dies, and the Ways to Say Birthday stamp set. I've made three different projects to share with you to showcase the fun and versatility of these new items.
First up is a present topper and matching tag I made using the new Flower Mandalas II Die Collection! WOW! These dies are so cool and pretty at the same time. So many intricate pieces that fit together to make a gorgeous flower. I had so much fun making this! I used the gorgeous and luxurious PTI Felt in my favorite colors of greens and blues. After I made the present topper I made a matching gift tag using the brand new Made with Love Tags and the Ways to Say Birthday stamp set. I used one of the tiny tulip elements from the mandala and glued it to the bottom of a crisp white tag. I first tied the box using beautiful PTI Polka Dot Ribbon.
Here is a close up shot of the finished Flower Mandala. I used black felt as the bottom layer for a punch of class and depth to the project.
I really love to decorate presents and gift bags. One of my favorite things to craft (after cards of course!) It just makes the recipient feel even more special when you take the time and care to decorate a package.
Next up I used parts of the Flower Mandalas II Die collection with paper to make a sunny birthday card in yellow! I die cut out the tulips and leaves from PTI papers and added them to the clean and simple sentiment from the Ways to Say Birthday Die cut and stamps.
This die cut is the perfect size and scale for a card front! I love the font. I attached the tulips with bits of foam tape and added pretty feminine pearls to the flowers. This would also make a nice card set - make the same card in a bunch of different colors....
Bright Buttercup is absolutely the perfect shade of happy yellow!! LOVE.
And finally today a VERY bright and cheery birthday card made using the Ways to Say Birthday stamp set and die. Here I randomly stamped the birthday wishes sentiment in all the colors of the rainbow. Nothing is more cheerful than that! Then I die cut the birthday die out of both red and black paper and layered them together to make a shadow effect. This card would be perfect for any age.
Thank you so much for visiting with me today as I show you part of the awesome new PTI April 2017 Release. I'm so glad you came by. I will have loads more inspiration from this release in the days to come. And, later in the month, we will be launching the wonderful 2017 Anniversary Stamp Set. YEAH! Best wishes for a beautiful Easter weekend. See you soon! XOXO