One of our FAVORITE things to do at Papertrey Ink is to provide you with the tools to create anything but a card!  One of our goals is to bring back into "fashion" the art of showing you care with special handmade touches added to the special moments & holidays in your lives.  At the same time, we also want it to be quick & easy so ANYBODY can execute the perfect project, no matter their skill level or crafting experience.  This brings me to today's stamp set introduction, Boxes, Bags & Tags.

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It is a set that features six frames/labels/tags along with several other bits and pieces.  All of the frames coordinate with your circle punches and/or Nestabilities that you already have in your stash to make quick work of any project.  You may be wondering, why is called Boxes, Bags & Tags if it doesn't literally have any boxes or bags in it?

Well, the answer is quite simple really!  Because we will be introducing several mini  ($5) sentiment sets over the next few months that will coordinate with these frames.  This month we are starting out with a wedding theme for the coordination.  The mini set for March is entitled Favor It Weddings.  "Favor It" because each sentiment paired with Boxes, Bags & Tags, provides you with the ability to make your own stylish favors or small gifts in no time flat. "Weddings" because it contains nothing but adorable, punny sayings to help you to create either the perfect wedding card or favor!  These would work wonderfully for more than just the actual wedding.  Don't forget Bridal Showers & Anniversaries too!

To start things off, I thought I would share a little project I made with both Boxes, Bags & Tags and Favor It Weddings.  I chose to work with the sentiment "A Perfect Pear".  I've always had a fascination with pears.  I think they are such a beautiful fruit (and it helps that they also coordinate with Spring Moss, one of my favorite colors!!!)   When I added this stamp to the set, I figured there could be so much you could do with it.

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Incorporating beautifully ripe pears for guests to enjoy later,  for something a bit sweeter you could feature the chocolate covered variety

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Jelly_beans  pear flavored jelly beans

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Pear_candles pear candles

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pear flavored teas

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or even sparkling pear wine.  Yum!!!  So many wonderful options!

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I ended up deciding on a real pear for my purposes.  I wanted a pretty box for my pear to sit in so there wouldn't be a chance of it rolling off the table.  My box has two pieces to it and I created templates for them both.  Even if the idea of this favor project doesn't fit into your crafting needs right now, there are certainly many other things you could utilize this box for!

Download favor_box.pdf

Scored_templateI scored the base of the box with Spring Moss cardstock according to the template above.

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I pinched the corners (according to the score marks created) and folded the corners inward.

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This box ends up with a really nice finished corner to it and is quite sturdy when made from our exclusive 110lb. cardstock!

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To add a fun twist to my box, I created a lining so to speak.

Download favor_box_lining.pdf

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I cut & scored my lining according to the template, using Stamper's Select White cardstock and stamped it with one of the frames from Boxes, Bags & Tags.  This is my favorite frame from the set and I thought it would help create a fabulous background paper.

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I then added one of the small flowers from the set to the center of each frame.  I think it really completed the look I was hoping for!

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All that was left to do was adhere the lining to the box.  The lining is designed to feature two overhanging flaps that expose the pretty pattern on the outside of the box.

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The last addition was the pear itself, tied with a tag that reads the sentiment that started it all, "Perfect Pear", that originates from the Favor It Weddings set.  The sentiment is combined with another frame featured in the Boxes, Bags & Tags set.

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The finished product is something that would look lovely at each place setting at a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or even the wedding itself.  I asked the design team to create favors for some of the other punny sentiments in the set…

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Debbie Olson created this "Perfect Blend" favor with gourmet coffee inside.  Aqua Mist & dark chocolate brown really make a stunning color combination here.  Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon holds the lid securely shut, while twill tape of the same color is used to edge the lid of one of our tins.

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Lisa Johnson utilized "Mint to Be" with our exclusive heart tins.  She used a crop-a-dile to punch holes around the sides, weave ribbon through and create a hanging loop to adorn each guests chair.  The tin is filled with tasty mints, perfect for after dinner.  She used Everyday Blessings paper to cover the tin carry on her color scheme.

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Becky Oehlers
created a beautifully packaged Bridal Tea invitation, complete with tea bags (Love is Brewing) and honey serving stick (Meant to Bee).  She used our new Simple Alphabet to spell out Bridal Tea on the cover of her invitation as well.  Both large frame images are from Alli's Wedding Day set.  The swirls and flourished leaf on the cover of the invitation are from Boxes, Bags & Tags.

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Geny Cassady
used the "Perfect Match" sentiment and melted a candle to form fit into one of our signature clear top tins.  The single match tied to the top is the perfect finishing touch!  She edged the lid with Berry Sorbet twill tape and tied the tin shut with Sweet Blush satin ribbon.  The floral elements are from Boxes, Bags & Tags.

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Heather Nichols utilized "Cut Out For Love" with two adorable heart-shaped cookie cutters packed in another one of our tins.  The tag she created really sets off the project.  I love how she finished the tag by tying a bow with Berry Sorbet satin, rather than just settling for a knot.  The bow really makes the project.

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Jennifer Ellefson used the original disposable camera packaging to create a template and re-create it with some of our new Pink Patterns Collection patterned paper (you'll see more peeks of the papers in the collection in coming days).  She paired it with Berry Sorbet satin polka dot ribbon.The "Picture Perfect" sentiment could also be used for a small picture frame favor.

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Lauren Meader created an entire party ensemble, using the sentiments "Love Blooms" and "Two Hearts, One Love".  All of the floral & swirl elements are from the Boxes, Bags & Tags set.  She also used the new Simple Alphabet set to label her place card.  Her small heart-shaped favor (pictured on the lower-left) actually holds flower seeds, a perfect companion for a "Love Blooms" theme.

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Taylor VanBruggen utilized "Espressing Our Love" paired with chocolate covered espresso beans. She used whie StazOn on the clear top of one of our tins.  She paired a bit of our new pink polka dot paper with Sweet Blush polka dot ribbon.  Her simple design application could be easily reproduced.

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And last but not the least, Lynn Mercurio used one of our glassine bags filled with Hershey's Hugs & Kisses to coordinate with her chosen sentiment "Hugs & Kisses for the Mr & Mrs".  (Lynn also uses some of our new patterned paper along with Berry Sorbet satin ribbon and accents from Boxes, Bags & Tags set.)  This particular favor would prove to be inexpensive yet sophisticated & stylish at the same time.

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Do you still want to see more?

Amy is under the weather, so Lauren stepped up to the plate at the last moment to provide you with another packaging tutorial/sneak peek using It's a Celebration.

Lisa also has an amazing sneak peek showing you how you can customize our twill tape.  It's a fantastic look that you will want to try TODAY!

Alli Miles has been busy with her new set, Wedding Day.  Be sure to stop by and visit her to see what she has up her sleeves.

Candice Aguilar has also been sharing some insight into her thought process behind her It's a Celebration set being released this month.  It's very interesting reading so don't miss out!

NICHOLE'S PEAR BOX SUPPLY LIST:

Inks- Spring Moss & Burnt Umber Palette Inks

Stamps- Boxes, Bags & Tags & Favor It Weddings from Papertrey Ink

Cardstock- Spring Moss & Stamper's Select White from Papertrey Ink

Other- Spring Moss satin ribbon

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  • 1
    Kris Tolman says:

    WOW! ALL of the projects are amazing! I can’t wait to see more. Great Job!

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    Kiko says:

    All of you have OUTDONE yourselves!!! These projects are gorgeous and the ultimate in creativity. It’s almost too much to take in!!! As usual, I’ll be anxiously waiting for the magical midnight hour with credit card in hand (ouch!) on the 15th.

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    HOLY SMOKES!!! Its funny, I just finished a weekend of caoching my BFF of 25 years through the birth of her very first child (incredible experience) but now I suddenly find myself in need of someone to coach me on my breathing….LOL Everything is so fabulous!!! ***THUD***

  • 4
    Steph says:

    All I can say is WOW..these projects are so creative and beautiful!

  • 5
    Katie says:

    WOW!! These projects are AMAZING! Makes me want to get married all over again!

  • 6
    ScrapNStampinMama says:

    OH WOW! Everyone did an AMAZING job on their projects I LOVE IT!!! I am anxious to see what wlse comes these last couple days of teh REVEAL!!!

    ~Monica~

  • 7
    Victoria says:

    Wow! All the samples are GREAT! I can’t wait to see the whole set! What creative ladies!!!!

  • 8
    Heather J. says:

    I love it all! The projects and tutorials are wonderful. Great job inspiring our creativity. Have a great day. Heather

  • 9
    Candice says:

    Stunning ladies! Great job all of you. So beautiful.

  • 10
    Jessica Kuzelka says:

    This is fantastic. I love all you and your team have done!! You continue to WOW us time after time. My shopping list keeps growing 🙂 Also, Thank you for the template downloads. I love being able to have them to make my version of your projects.

    ~ jess k

  • 11
    Anya says:

    I am floored. It is all incredible!

  • 12
    Karen Cole says:

    More wedding stamps – double wow! Im getting married in march 2009 and these sets will be perfect. The colours this month will co-ordinate with my flowers! I sooo want these sets now! x

  • 13
    Morag says:

    WOW! Ladies you have created a visual feast that begs to be emulated! Thank you so much for sharing all that creativity… a little overwhelming all at once but I cannot wait to get that stamp set and start playing.

  • 14
    Dawn says:

    Like everyone else has said WOW!!!! These are all abosultely gorgeous!! I can’t believe all the beautiful samples this morning! Way to go ladies, FABULOUS job:)

  • 15
    Sara Paschal says:

    Speachless, so many wonderful ideas! Love these colors and this set so ROCKS!

  • 16
    Cyndi Johnson says:

    I am absolutely in awe of the incredible talent of this group–these projects have absolutely blown me away this morning!!!!!! What is even more incredible to me is the fact that you all are willing to share your incredible talent; your ideas; and your templates with the rest of us–to say thank you just doesn’t seem like enough! I love countdown weeks!!!!

  • 17
    CherylQuilts says:

    Fabulous! Wish I were getting married this year! 🙂

  • 18
    Wendy says:

    This set is awesome – and just not for weddings – I know absolutely NO ONE getting married – but to use it for sooooo many other things!! LOVE THIS ONE! and so many awesome ideas for these – all the creations are fabulous!

  • 19
    Tracey says:

    Woo Hoo! Love the patterns & colors of the new patterned papers…and what AMAZING projects from the design team!

  • 20
    Carol says:

    I can only say a resounding WOW!! What gorgeous projects, each and every one! TFS!!

  • 21
    Ann Lind says:

    Wish I had a wedding in the near future but the favors will do for many occasions. As usual your designers have outdone themselves. Thanks so much for the templates they will be wonderful for future refernce and will save a lot of time and paper trying to get it right. Can’t wait till tomorrows sneak peek. TFS Ann

  • 22
    Julia S says:

    Thanks for sharing all the beautiful projects!

  • 23
    Starla (star) says:

    *thud*
    I wish I was getting married again!(not really, I just want to try all these cute wedding ideas!! hehe!)

  • 24

    WOW..what neat ideas…4 years ago my wedding favors were chocolate pears with the same saying!! If only I could go back with this new set..it would have been even more perfect then!!! The possibilities are going to be endless with this set!! So excited!

  • 25
    Kat says:

    Amazing, stunning, gorgeous, creative, ingenious….pick one! Beautifully done ladies, just beautiful!

  • 26
    Inkylin says:

    I am so totally in awe over all of these fantastic artists’ creations.

    -*Linda*-

  • 27
    CrazyCurl says:

    Wow! What beautiful projects. Can’t help but be excited for the 15th 🙂

  • 28
    Laurie G says:

    This was such a beautiful sneak peak. There is such a great array of talent on your team Nichole. You have chosen well. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Emily says:

    So cute!! I love all the punny sayings! I like how you’ve used some new ones along with some “old favorites”!

  • 31
    MIchelle says:

    Absolutely ADORABLE!!! They are all AWESOME! Love every single one!! Great job ladies! That Glassine bag is so simple but amazing. I MUST make some for a Birthday, or some other special occasion. Just Fabulous!

  • 32
    Bee says:

    Those projects are all GORGEOUS! (well as always!). I love everything I saw, the stamps, the paper, the colors.
    It is interesting to see how Heather’s project’s picture came very orange, when the other ones finally have the pink berry color I was expecting from the name of the ribbon (and that so far I couldn’t see on my computer)!

    Everything is so elegant and beautiful… Thanks for the eye candies!

  • 33
    Juanita says:

    Every beautiful creation is.. SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPILAIDOCIOUS! TFS.

  • 34
    Sandy Kay says:

    Everything is so beautiful – so glad to see the colors showcased again – they are so luscious they almost make my mouth water – lol!

  • 35
    Granna on the Go says:

    Absolutely fabulous!!!!! Each project is so unique and detailed. The possibilities will be endless!!!!! Thanks also for the templates. I am really excited for this release (I say that every month and it is soooo true!).

  • 36
    Granna on the Go says:

    Thank you again for the links for items used in the projects. A terrific resource and all with such quality. THANK YOU!

  • 37
    Sharon in NE says:

    So much creativity! I love it. You know how to pick ’em, Nicole. These women are incredible!

  • 38
    ElizabethB says:

    This is a ‘must have’ set. I am so excited to see this month’s selections and I am in love with the new colors. Keep the great ideas coming.

  • 39
    Kim Leach says:

    Sigh. Speechless again.

    How DO you do that?

    What wonders!
    Thank you.
    Kim

  • 40
    Isabel says:

    Just when I think you’ve done it all and can’t possibly top what has come, you do it again!!!! Papertrey just gets better and better. I can’t wait for this unveiling and am sure that many of your new goodies will be on my wish list. You are an amazing group of truly talented ladies!!!!

  • 41
    Ramona West says:

    Nicole, Your marketing strategy is about to kill me!!! I love the excitement and curiosity when I go online to see what you are coming up with next. I am already in love love love. Plus I gotta have more of those fabUlous egg boxes already. You will hear from me on the 15th. BYW…I want to congratulate the person who won a years worth of featured stamp sets. I also want to say thank you for th beautiful paper that I won. I have enjoyed it and Can wait to get my hands on more of your stuff. If you ever go to a home based company…give me a call…I am your gal!

  • 42
    Charmaine says:

    Oh I so love all of these ideas! I can’t wait to make some of these projects. Super talented group of gals!

    Charmaine

  • 43

    The flu bug hit me on reveal day one so I am catching up now! WOW! Worth the wait!!!

  • 44
    Sharyn Davis says:

    I think I died and went to heaven. I found you tonight. I forgot to watch T.V. and its hours and hours after my usual bedtime!

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and giving others a place to spend time and be creative. I cannot tell you how happy I am!

    I also see that there is a cruise coming up…..how does one know in advance when the next one is scheduled?

    thank you …….thank you……good night.

  • 45

    Who would have thought you could work so much magic with a pear! Genius. Great post!

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