Hello and welcome to day two of our April Release countdown! We have some more incredible products to share with you today, so get comfy and enjoy!

 

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 Lace has a classic, timeless beauty that never goes out of style. With the Lovely Lace kit you’ll be adding sweet lacy touches to all of your projects!  The pretty frame die can be used to create gorgeous focal points, or frame one of the pretty sentiments from the set.  The lace motif stamp or die can be used as a gorgeous corner element or sentiment topper.  The lace stencils in the kit are perfect for all kinds of different techniques, allowing you to create all sorts of stunning lace effects!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Now you can create custom cards and gift tags for packaging up all of your handmade gifts in style, thanks to the Made With Love stamp set!  Use the coordinating tag dies to create a wide variety of tags that can be attached to your gifts or can be used on card fronts, to let the recipient know that the gift item was not only handmade, but handmade with love just for them!  Whether you’re a baker, knitter or even a gardener, there are many different types of gift items covered.  With so many mix and match options with these stamps and dies, it makes the design possibilities nearly endless!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Designed to coordinate with the Made With Love stamp set, these tags allow you to create custom cards and gift tags for packaging up all of your handmade gifts in style.  Create a wide variety of tags that can be attached to your gifts or can be used on card fronts, to let the recipient know that the gift item was not only handmade, but handmade with love just for them!  Whether you’re a baker, knitter or even a gardener, there are many different types of gift items covered.  With so many mix and match options with these stamps and dies, it makes the design possibilities nearly endless!  And the best part is that you can use these tags on nearly any project, even without the Made With Love stamp set!  A versatile new basic that you're sure to reach for again and again, you're definitely going to want to add these tag dies to your collection!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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A second set of tags to offer even more layering and design options!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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And even a third set!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Keep It Simple: Gift For You is the forty-third in a series of stamp sets allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments, in a nice variety of fonts, that you can turn to again and again. With this edition we are focusing on "gift for you", the perfect thing to add to a tag or a gift card wrap!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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

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I think it is safe to say that nearly every paper crafter dabbles in another hobby or two. Whether it is knitting, baking , painting or any other hand craft, this new Made For Love set from Dawn is a great addition to your collection. 

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I embellished a simple kraft take-out box containing baked goods using the new stamp set and Kay Miller's previously released Flower Mandalas 1 dies. Once I got me design figured out, it didn't take long at all to put together and I know it is something the recipient will love to open.

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This clever tag stamp design has a blank space in the middle that can be filled with several different words contained in the set so you can customize it for the gift. 

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I stamped on the handle of this wooden fork that is included. Little details like this make the wrap look put together and polished.

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With just three layered die-cuts I was able to make this large flower out of Melon Berry cardstock, finishing it with the felt at the center.

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  • STAMPS: Made With Love (available April 15th)
  • INK: Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Smokey Shadow
  • DIES: Made With Love Tags 1 die, Flower Mandalas 1 dies
  • OTHER: Smokey Shadow felt, cream baker's twine, wooden fork

 

 

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I thought it would be fun to use these tags to also create a chalkboard type of  look.

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I heat emboss the sentiment in white, then stamped over that with white ink and smudged it a bit with my finger for an authentic chalk look.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Made With Love (available April 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Fresh Snow, Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse
  • DIES: Made With Love Tags 1 dies, Gathered Garden dies, 
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, white gel pen, baker's twine, Copic marker

 

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Strawberries are just about to come into season here and I can't think of a better gift then to pass some along to a friend.

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I used a mix of Made With Love and Lovely Lace to stamp this tag using blues to contrast with the red strawberries.

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Sponging the top half off the tag adds some nice shading and depth while small accents done with a white gel pen complement the white heat embossing.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Made With Love, Lovely Lace (mini kit exclusive)
  • INK: Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Made With Love Tags 3 dies
  • OTHER: white gel pen, paint marker, mini blending tool, White Filigree Embossing Powder

 

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This is a super quick little tag, proving what Rebecca says, that keeping just some basics on hand and layering things up will make quick work of any wrapping project. The sentiment from Keep It Simple: Gift For You was heat embossed onto a little strip of Sweet Blush. The Aqua Mist tag and the lacy layer created with the Mix & Mat: Scallops are attached with just a single staple.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Gift For You (available April 15th)
  • INK" VersaMark
  • PAPER: Aqua Mist, Stamper's Se;ect White, Sweet Blush
  • DIES: Made With Love Tags 1 dies, Mix & Mat: Scallops die
  • OTHER: gold sequins, gold twine, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

 

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Next up is a card using the new Lovely Lace stamp set. I love all the details in this and how you can experiment with placement and arrangements, getting a different look every time. 

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I heat embossed the elements in white, then sponged over the surface with a mine blending sponge.

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I was careful to get it a little darker over the sentiment so it was easier to read.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Lovely Lace (kit exclusive)
  • INK: VersaMark, Hibiscus Burst
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, mini blending tool, Copic markers

 

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Everything is better in rainbow, including the stamps in the Lovely Lace kit! You could create a similar card with nearly any of the images from this set!

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I started at the top and worked my way down through my selected color scheme.

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The sentiment was die-cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock using the Cornered dies.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Lovely Lace (kit exclusive)
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • DIES: Corners (sentiment)
  • OTHER: black pen

 

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Keeway Tsao is joining me today, featuring the Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Lace.

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Keeway really showcases how you don't need to utilize the whole stencil to make a big impact. The way she used only half of it and faded her ink colors into one another creates the perfect backdrop for her unique multi-layer sentiment die-cut.

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Supply-list

  • DIES: Scripted
  • INK: Bluberry sky, Hawaiian shores, Green Parakeet
  • PAPER: Blueberry sky, Hawaiian shores, Green Parakeet, Stamper’s select white
  • OTHER: Lovely Lace Stencil Collection, Mini ink blender

 

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The embossing paste really showcases every single detail of this particular stencil included in the kit as well. And how clever is it to use an ombré effect with the embossing past on top of cardstock that features a darker ombré look? Utterly stunning.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS:  Initial Sentiments: Happy Birthday
  • DIES: Wet Paints Cuts III
  • INK: Lovely lady, Berry sorbet, Pure poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper’s select white, Gold shimmer, Berry sorbet
  • OTHER: Lovely Lace Stencil Collection , Embossing paste, Mini ink blender. Versamark ink, White embossing powder

 

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It doesn't get more simple than this, as Keeway shows us how to let the detailed dies do the work or us. The small spatters of white ink bring lots of character and style to the piece.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Lovely lace stamp set
  • DIES: Lovely lace dies
  • PAPER: Kraft
  • OTHER: Versamark ink, White embossing powder, White acrylic paint

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  <insert a few happy/cheery sentences about product introduced today>.  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!

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Leave a comment today and you're automatically entered to win a $75 Papertrey Ink gift certificate!

So let's dish! What do you think of the new Lovely Lace mini kit? Aren't the stencils and vellum sheets just dreamy? Do you dabble in other hobbies to create homemade gifts? Is Made With Love right up your alley? And how about all of those new tag dies from Dawn? Are you already picturing all the ways that you would use them? You have until 7am ET, Wednesday, April 12th 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 ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

 

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