Introducing Sketched Shapes & Handy Hardware

We're turning to geometrics today with a look at classic shapes with a trendy, sketched twist.  Items with a geometric flare can be found everywhere you look these days, from fashion to home decor and more.  We think you'll love our take on this popular trend!  And not only that, we've got a little something more for the handyman (or woman!) in your life…..we're bringing you all the "tools" you need to get crafty!  ;)

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New-Product-Details

 

Sketched-Shapes-dies

In true Maile Belles style, her new set Sketched Shapes is not your typical stamp set.  It features a unique sketched look that's been applied to some traditionally basic shapes. This combination of sketched and solid shapes makes for many fun layering possibilities.   It's perfectly capable of handling many stamping techniques as well.  Sketched Shapes is sure to quickly become your new stamping staple.

The Details:

  • Sketched Shapes will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Sketched Shapes contains a total of 15 images.  The largest banner image measures 4" x 5/8", the largest triangle measures 2 1/8" x 1", the largest circle is 1 1/2" in diameter, the triangle border measures 2 1/4" x 3/16" and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 1 1/4" x 11/16".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (10 wired shapes). 4-1/8" x 3-7/8" (large triangle 2-1/8" x 1", small triangle 1-1/2" x 3/4", large circle 1-1/4", small circle 1/2", arrow1" x 1/2", short banner 1-7/8" x 1", hexagon 3/4", thin banner 3-7/8" x 3/8", wide banner 3-7/8" x 5/8")

 

 

Handy-Hardware-dies

Handy Hardware is a tool-themed set designed to make projects for your favorite Do-it-Yourself enthusiast, designed by Lizzie Jones! The sentiments in this set cover a wide variety of card making needs while the simple shapes and textural details make this set perfect for any weekend warrior. Increase the versatility by pairing this set with the coordinating die collection to create layered and interactive projects.

The Details:

  • Handy Hardware will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Handy Hardware contains a total of 15 images.  The bolts border image measures 5 1/2" long and just under 3/8" high. The saw measures 2 1/2" wide and just over 3/4" tall. The "Thank You" sentiment measures 1 7/8" long and just over 1/4" tall. The "I Screwed Up" sentiment measures 2" long and just over 1/4" tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (4 wired shapes). 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" (hammer 2-1/8" x 7/8", screwdriver 1-5/8" x 1/4", saw 2-1/2" x 7/8", wrench 1-1/2" x 1/2")

 

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Screwed Up Card
For my first project today, I decided to pair up Handy Hardware and Sketched Shapes.  They really complement one another quite well!

Background
I started with the background.  I stamped the largest circle from Sketched Shapes in Pure Poppy, forming a polka dot background.  I then flipped the stamp over and used the back of it to create the solid shadow behind each dot using Berry Sorbet ink.  This little trick will work with nearly all of the shapes in this new set, so it's almost like getting double the stamps!

Focal
I stamped a border from Label Basics onto Summer Sunrise cardstock using Orange Zest ink.  I then added the clever sentiment with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I die-cut the screwdriver twice, stamping the coordinating image on both, one with Charcoal Palette ink and the other with Pure Poppy ink.  I then cut the handle off of the Pure Poppy version and adhered it on top of the Charcoal one. 

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To create the tiny screw, I stamped the smallest circle from Sketched Shapes twice in Charcoal Palette, rotating the sketch lines 90-degreed before stamping again.  I then inked a single stitched "x" from the Sew Simple Borders  set to add to the center to give it the look of a screw.  I punched it out with a 1/4" circle punch.  Everything was adhered onto an Orange Zest card base.

Nailed It Card
My next project pairs up Handy Hardware and Sketched Shapes once again.

Hanner
I repeated the same process that I used for the the screwdriver above, this time using Vintage Cream cardstock along with Canyon Clay and Orange Zest inks.

Sentiment
I arranged a few different images from Sketched Shapes to build a cool focal point around the clever sentiment from Handy Hardware.  I used notes of Canyon Clay and Ocean Tides to bring everything together.

Down
To finish off the project, The focal point was mounted onto a Classic Kraft card base.

Babber Birthday Card
My next project is super simple and would be easy to replicate in a variety of your favorite color schemes!

Focal
I used the long banner image from Sketched Shapes in an overlapping pattern using Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado inks.  I loved what the intersecting areas looked like and the effect it created.

Down
I stamped the "HB" circle from Bountiful Banners with Charcoal Palette ink and punched it out with a 5/8" circle punch, adhering it with foam tape where the stamped banners intersect.  I also added the "happy birthday" sentiment in the same Charcoal Palette ink.  Everything was attached to an Ocean Tides card base.

Rainbow Birthday Card
I got inspired by a rainbow color scheme for this cheerful birthday card.  I stamped the largest triangle from Sketched Shapes down the edge of the white cardstock block using New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold. 

Triangles
 I repeated the same colors with the smaller triangle just on the other side of the first row of triangles.  To help break things up and add some interest, I stamped some numbers down the left side of the block, overlapping and using the same colors.

Sentiment
The birthday sentiment (from Embroidered Blooms) was added in True Black just to the left of the stamped triangles.

Down
Last, but not least, I mounted the focal point onto a True Black card base.

Hello Friend Card
After seeing what a unique look I could achieve with the overlapping sketched banner strips above, I though it would be fun to experiment with the same technique using the circles.

Circle
I stamped the small circle first in one direction and then rotated the largest circle 90-degrees and stamped it over the smaller circle.  I love the mix of "textures: this creates, without being too bold.

Sentiment
I stamped all of the circles in a row using Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, and Enchanted Evening onto Aqua Mist cardstock.  

Down
I added the sentiment and arrow border using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed them with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  Everything was adhered to a white card base.

Triangles Birthday Card
For my last card I wanted to achieve a really modern look with the smallest triangle image from Sketched Shapes.  

Pattern closeup
I rotated and stamped several triangles across the front cover of this white card base using Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise and Melon Berry inks.  I just love the randomness of it.  I die-cut a few triangles and added them in here and there with foam tape to help create some texture and dimension.

Sentiment
The sentiment, also from Sketched Shapes, was added in True Black.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you ready to dive into the geometric trend?  Or are you just itching to whip up a project or two for the DIY-er in your life?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

The-Grand-Prize
$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, April 13th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

Maile Belles will be highlighting Sketched Shapes.

Jessica Witty will be showcasing Handy Hardware.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supply-List
SCREWED UP CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes, Handy Hardware (available April 15th) Label Basics, Sew Simple Borders
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Charcoal Palette, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Handy Hardware dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

NAILED IT CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes, Handy Hardware (available April 15th)
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Handy Hardware dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BANNER BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes (available April 15th) Bountiful Banners
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: 5/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

RAINBOW BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes (available April 15th) Embroidered Blooms (sentiment), Get to the Point (numbers)
  • INK: True Black, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, True Black
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HELLO MY FRIEND CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes (available April 15th)
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"

TRIANGLES BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Sketched Shapes (available April 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Sketched Shapes dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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