The Day After…

By September 16, 2011General

As tradition holds, I like to share some of my favorite DT projects from this release the morning after.  I hope some of the art I selected leaves you as inspired as it did me!

Betsy Veldman made the most incredible project using Bells & Boughs combined with Edgers #2 die.  The little touch of real ribbon and a single jingle bell are just perfect.  And notice how she stamped the music background from opposite sides of the card cover to help balance out the sentiment.  Just fabulous!

Danielle Flanders used Flower Fusion #8 in a really creative way by adding the flowers to circles.  The color scheme paired with the angular way she positioned everything on the card make this a unique piece that is sure to catch anyones eye!

Dawn McVey used bright & bold colors for this happy little holiday card.  I simply adore the way that she layered the Half & Half die under the frame layers from Christmas Labels.  Her use of sentiments from Christmas Blessings and the way she combined two of them to create visual balance is perfectly executed!

Debbie Olson layered the tree pieces from Love Lives Here: Holiday for he focal point on this pastel creation.  She used one of the Damask Snowflakes as a decorative mat for the tree, completely coated in beautiful glitter.  One of the Tiny Tags die cut tags worked perfectly with her card design.

Erin Lincoln paired up one of the outlined frosting images from Cupcake Collection with the new Candy Cane Christmas mug to look like whipped cream!  The little peppermint stick peeping out with the touch of a a die-cut Holly Jolly piece are perfect finishing touches!

Heather Nichols used the new Pine Boughs dies to create her own paper evergreens to accent the frame from Christmas Labels.  She also used one of the sentiments from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday inside the frame.  The use of Background Basics; Woodgrain on the card front really help to reinforce the "woodsy" theme!

Jessica Witty cleverly created lollipops from the large peppermint images in Candy Cane Christmas.  The color scheme is bright and bold and pairing the accents up with the sentiment from Wonderful Words Additions is just perfect.  Those lollipops would look adorable as accents on wrapped gifts for sure!

Lisa Johnson used the distressed reverse snowflake square image from Winter Cheer to create this super clean & simple card.  I love the different colors she chose for the side strip.  Plus the addition of the single sentiment (from Christmas Blessings) on the right was the perfect amount of balance, just what the project needed.

Maile Belles presented this card early on in the Bells & Boughs countdown and it still remains as one of my favorites.  The way she layered the Background Basics: Sheet Music subtly under the bells grounded everything with style.  The two-tone effect created with the boughs.  The bells popped up for dimension.  Everything is just executed beautifully!

Melissa Phillips made this beautiful project with Candy Cane Christmas & Think Big Favorites #8.  The way she layered a lace border over the Mat Stack 2 die is so pretty & clever.  All of the sparkly glitter on the mug is a real show stopper too!

Michelle Wooderson pretty color scheme for this Bells & Boughs project is just so soft and luminescent.  I love how she added the strips of cardstock to the Photo Finish Strip die.  And I also like the way she used the Mega Mat Stack 2 die-cut on a vertical card.  I would have never thought to have done that, but it looks absolutely amazing!  Especially with the stitching!

Aren't they all just amazing?!?!?!  I love each one of these creations so much!  I hope you are really feeling ready to create for the holidays with the past week of projects and those showcased today!  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • 1
    Patty J says:

    This has been my favorite release of the year – so many beautiful stamps and the projects created have been stunning. I so love this Christmas craft season and PTI makes it even more enjoyable. Well done.

  • 2
    Laura Isham says:

    Wow! Great eye candy this morning! I have really loved all of the projects that the DT came up with this this, and every, month! I really appreciate all of the hard work that comes with release time each month! I look forward to it very much.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 3
    see mary stamp says:

    I have been remiss in not previously commenting to tell you how much I enjoy these “day after” posts. It is so nice to get a recap of the sets (after the ordering frenzy of the day before) and have you point out various design elements you like. Thanks for taking the time to do this. It is appreciated.

  • 4
    Allyson says:

    So very beautiful. I think Papertrey has the best design team out there, not to mention the best products around! I seriously love the superios quality in every product I purchase from PTI. And the inspiration provided by the DT is consistently brilliant, original, and simply fantastic. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to receive my package and get playing! 😉

  • 5
    Allyson says:

    (I meant to type ‘superior’!) LOL

  • 6
    Connie F. says:

    What BEAUTIFUL inspiration! I am soooo anxious to get my PTI package and start on my Christmas cards!!!

  • 7

    Wow. I love all of these. I’ve started working on my Christmas cards and now I have to order some more supplies. Don’t be surprised if my DH gives you a call, lol…

  • 8
    Jary Riolo says:

    I look forward to the day after projects!!! I always want “more” wonderful inspiration from all of you talented ladies!

  • 9
    Leah says:

    You all know I drool all over myself when I come over here…LOL!
    Going to an all day crop tomorrow and have some PTI stamps loaded up to work
    on some Xmas cards! Thanks for the inspiration..can’t wait to start!

  • 10
    Linda says:

    how do you keep up the wonderful ideas for new goodies. got to save up for my gift to me….

  • 11
    Troy Louise says:

    These are all fabulous! Thanks for the wonderful release & all of the terrific ideas.

  • 12
    April Z. says:

    The design team’s talent inspires me every month! These cards are all gorgeous!!

  • 13
    janet wilson says:

    Absolutely beautiful, each and every one – Thank you, Ladies for working so hard to bring us all this inspiration :o)

  • 14
    laura l ellis says:

    My two favorite are Michelle Wooderson and Debbie Olson’s cards. The pastel tones are very pleasing to the eye and a refresing diffrence from the normal Christmas pallet of colors but still definetly states Christmas just the sames. Very pretty Girls!

  • 15
    Steph says:

    Love all of these designs. Am especially drawn to both Betsy’s and Michelle’s projects. But whe I click on Michelle’s name and am taken to her blog, I cannot find that card! I would love to know more about thhe background she used for that card.

  • 16
    cindi says:

    These are all amazing cards! good job everyone!!!

  • 17
    Bonnie says:

    Beautiful card, Michelle!! Please share the details of the supplies that were used. The link takes me to your blog, but I can’t find details on the card. Thank you!

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