Today, we're dreaming of walking on the bustling streets below, while Big Ben chimes out his timely tune and double decker buses pass us by.  We're dreaming of a late night night coffee, while bundled up and snuggling with a loved one, sitting under the Eiffel, watching her twinkling lights and feeling like the night is pure magic.  Whether you've caught the travel bug, love the hustle and bustle of the big city or dream of picnics in Paris, today's post is sure to make you smile!  

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City-Scene-dies

 

This collection of buildings, landmarks and vehicles gives a shout out to three major cities, London, Paris and New York.  There are literally hundreds of combinations you could make based on the different components, many of which are two-step.  With the combination of the additional coordinating sentiment sets (sold separately) you really can cover nearly any occasion year round.

The Details: 

  • City Scene will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • City Scene contains a total of 41 images.  Big Ben assembled measures 1/2" x 2-7/8".  The Eiffel tower measures 1-1/4"2-7/8".  The Chrysler Building assembled measures 5/8" x 3".  The "streets" each measure 3-1/4" x 3/8".  The largest Christmas tree top measures 3/4" x 1".  The largest assembled all-season tree measures 5/8" x 1-1/2".  The New York checkered cab assembled measures 1-1/4" x 3/8".  The London double-decker bus assembled measures 1-3/8" x 3/4".  The Paris Fiat taxi measures 1-1/8" x 5/8".  The moon measures 1/2" x 5/8".  The assembled sun measures 7/8". 
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $17.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies (5 wired shapes + 2 wired shapes + 4 wired shapes + 4 wired shapes).  2-3/8" x 3-1/4" (A), 3-7/8" x 1-3/4" (B), 3-3/4" x 3-3/8" (C), 3-1/4" x 2-7/8" (D)

 

This fun collection of sentiments pairs perfectly with the City Scene stamp set.  With the large variety of occasions here, you can create cards for nearly any recipient.  Many focal words can be combined with companion sentiments for lots of color and design options.

 

Here are the occasions/combinations possible with this set…
  • Fancy a friendly chat? (Miss you)
  • Blimey! I forgot your birthday (Belated birthday)
  • Totally gobsmacked (Happy for you/congrats)
  • Pinkies up! It's your day! (Birthday, Wedding)
  • Keep calm and carry on (Encouragement)
  • C'est la vie (That's life, Such is Life)
  • Bonjour (Hello)
  • Merci beaucoup (Thank you)
  • Just call me and I'll be there in a New York minute (Friend)
  • The skyline is the limit (Graduation, You Can Do It)
  • YOLO you only live once (Birthday, Encouragement)
  • I {heart} you from here to London/Paris/New York (Love, Bon Voyage)
  • We'll always have London/Paris/New York (Anniversary)
  • I {heart} London/Paris/New York (Travel, Bon Voyage)

 

The Details: 

  • City Scene Sentiments will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • City Scene Sentiments contains a total of 32 images.  "London" measures 1-3/8" x 1/4".  "Paris" measures 1" x 3/8".  "New York" measures 1-7/8" x 5/8".  "We'll always have 2" x 1/8".  "Gobsmacked" measures 1-7/8" x 1/4".

 

This collection of Christmas sentiments pairs perfectly with the City Scene stamp set.  You will love having the option to create such unique holiday cards!  Many focal words can be combined with companion sentiments for lots of color and design options.

 

Here are all of the sentiment combination options for this set…
  • Sending you holiday CHEER
  • CITY sidewalks dressed in holiday style
  • It's Christmas time in the CITY
  • merry & BRIGHT
  • All is merry and BRIGHT
  • Santa Claus is coming to TOWN
  • It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS

 

The Details: 

  • City Scene Christmas Sentiments will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • City Scene Christmas Sentiments contains a total of 14 images.  "Cheer" measures 1-1/8" x 1/4".  "Christmas" measures 2" x 1/4".  "Santa Claus is coming…" measures 2-1/4" x 1/8".  "All is merry and…" measures 2" x 3/16".  The reindeer and sleigh measures 1-3/4" x 1/4".

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

New York Minute Card
For my first project today I just wanted to show you one of the MANY options you have for creating projects year round with this new collection.

Sentiment
I stamped the sentiments onto a strip of Sweet Blush cardstock using Melon Berry and Charcoal Palette ink.

Clock
I thought incorporating a clock into my card would be appropriate with the "New York minute" reference in the sentiment.  So I dug out an old favorite, Hands of Time.  I started by die-cutting Soft Stone cardstock with the 2-1/2" Limitless Layers Circle die.  I stamped the clock face and numbers with Charcoal Palette ink.  To finish, I heat embossed the clock hands with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  The clock face was cut in half and adhered above the sentiment strip.

Buildings
I stamped various building, including the New York Chrysler  Building around the curve of the clock face.  These awesome two-step images give you SO many amazing color combination options.  I used a mix of Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Lavender Moon, Spring Rain and Sweet Blush.

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I die-cut the trees and stamped them with the coordinating images using Spring Moss & Charcoal Palette.  Everything was adhered to a Soft Stone card base.

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This next project showcases how you can bring a little New York to your Christmas cards too.

Sentiment
I stamped this sentiment onto three separate strips of Vintage Cream cardstock using True Black ink.  I adhered them onto a block of Classic Kraft cardstock.  I then added black dotted lines (from Star Gazer) between the sentiments with True Black ink as well.

Taxi
I die-cut the taxi and tree from white cardstock.  The taxi is stamped with Summer Sunrise and True Black ink.  Seriously, I think this NYC Taxi is one of my favorite parts of this set.  When you add all that detail to the taxi with one impression, it just makes you smile!  I adhered the tab of the tree die-cut behind the taxi, lining everything up so it appeared as though the taxi was hauling the tree on the roof.  I added small red ornaments to the tree with a Copic Spica Pen.

Santa
I die-cut some of the New York building silhouettes from old bookprint and adhered them above the sentiment strips.  I stamped santa and his team across  the top of the building with True Black ink.  I also added a few scattered stars to the sky

Santa Coming to Town Card
One last detail to point out.  I cut back the card cover about 1/8" from the edge, then added a thin strip of Pure Poppy cardstock to the edge of the back cover.

Paris Starry Night Card
This card shows how you can use the building silhouettes without the stamps for even more design options.

Sky
I started by creating the sky.  I heat embossed several different constellations from Star Gazer onto white cardstock using White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then sponged Royal Velvet and Spring Rain inks over them creating this pretty ombre look.  The buildings were die-cut from white cardstock and assembled together to form a city skyline. 

Sentiment
I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of Royal Velvet cardstock and then added "Paris" to the main card front with True Black ink.

Interior
For the card interior I stamped a fitting sentiment from Star Gazer in Royal Velvet, then added a moon and a few stars around it using Winter Wisteria ink.

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Everything was adhered to a Winter Wisteria card base.

Merry & Bright Card
Now here's an Eiffel Tower holiday card!

Tower
The Eiffel Tower was stamped in Soft Stone.  I placed a post-it note on either side of  the tower to serve as a mask and stamped the pennant banner from the set in both Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores.  Note the star at the top of the Eiffel Tower, making it look like a *Christmas tree*.

Trees
Speaking of trees, I added three of them around the base of the tower using Simply Chartreuse ink.  One of them was die-cut and popped up with foam tape.  I added colored lights to the trees with Copic Spica pens.

Sentiment
The sentiment was added with Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores inks just under the tower.

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I added a layer of Soft Stone striped paper to the white card front to help carry the eye horizontally over the project.

Blimey Belated Birthday Card
I'm always on the lookout for clever belated birthday cards and this one fits the bill perfectly.

Buildings
I cut the block of white cardstock for the card front at an angle.  Then stamped all of the buildings, including Big Ben, using Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Berry Sorbet.

Sentiment
The sentiment was added using White Filigree Embossing Powder as well as True Black ink.

Stitching
I used the Stitching Lines die to add this stitching with embroidery floss that coordinates with Berry Sorbet.  Really gives a bit of pop to the project.

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The white building block was impressed with the Linen Canvas Impression plate for added texture and definition.

Keep Calm Card
this card showcases how you don't ALWAYS have to use several elements from City Scene to create a stunning card.  You can pick and choose to use things individually as well, like this London double-decker bus here.

Bus
I die-cut it from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating images in Pure Poppy, Ture Black and Summer Sunrise.  I then went back in and stamped the whole thing with VersaMaark and heat embossed it clear to make it look glossy.

Sentiment
The sentiment, which is very British, was heat embossed with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  I used a strip of Smokey Shadow Stripes paper to divide the bus and the sentiment, and also to resemble a bit of a road.  Everything was adhered to a card base of Smokey Shadow cardstock.

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Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

Ashley
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Cristina
CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

Danielle
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Heather
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

Laura
CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.

 
Maile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Has today's post given you a bit of wanderlust?  Are you itching to visit the big city or perhaps just create your own with these fabulous new products?  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, October 15th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our October Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

 

Supply-List
NEW YORK MINUTE CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Sentiments (available October 15th) Hands of Time
  • INK: Aqua Mist , Melon Berry, Lavender Moon, Spring Rain, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Charcoal Palette,VersaMArk
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Sweet Blush
  • OTHER: City Scene dies, Limitless Layers 2-1/2" Circle die, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 6"

SANTA COMING TO TOWN CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments (available October 15th) Star Gazer (double dotted lines)
  • INK: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, vintage bookprint
  • OTHER: City Scene dies, Copic Spica pen (ornaments on tree)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5"

PARIS STARRY NIGHT CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Sentiments (available October 15th) Star Gazer, Star Gazer Additions
  • INK: True Black, Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet
  • OTHER: City Scene dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

MERRY AND BRIGHT CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: City Scene die, Copic Spica pens (lights on trees)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BLIMEY BELATED BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Sentiments (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: City Scene dies, Stitching Line die, Linen & Canvas impression plate, White Filigree Embossing Powder, embroidery floss (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CARD

  • STAMPS: City Scene, City Scene Sentiments (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Smokey Shadow Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: City Scene die, Clear & Black Filigree Embossing Powders
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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