Friday, August 12, 2016

Thanksgiving Inspirations




Hello and welcome to the first group post for the August  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on August 15th at 10:00 EST. 

I have so much to show you today that I don't even know where to begin! Everything this month is so beautiful, and I have had so much fun creating with it! Today we're focusing on the Thanksgiving Holiday, which is one of my favorites. I have such fond memories of fixing Thanksgiving dinner with my Mom when I was young. We had these little crystal salt cellars that we weren't allowed to use any other time, but she let me get them out at Thanksgiving, and put one by everyone's place and fill them with salt! I thought that was the most awesome thing! The highlight of my Thanksgiving! 

Now, I have an abundance of Autumn goodness to share with you! 




My first project features Betsy's newest Paper Clippings: Thankful For you. It  is a hostess gift and card that would be perfect to present to your hostess for Thanksgiving dinner.




I created a cute fall themed card to go on a Yankee Candle. I used the Tag Sale #10 die and cut that out of Fine Linen card stock. I trimmed the top and bottom with Canyon Clay card stock and added a tiny strip of Ripe Avocado at the bottom to tie in the green in the sentiment. The paper in the center is from the Twig Wreath paper pack, and the leaves are all from Betsy's Paper Clippings: Thankful For You. I just tied it around the rim of the candle with some tan ribbon.

STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You, Tropics
DIES: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You, Tropics
INK: Orange Zest, Saffron Spice, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado
PAPER: Fine Linen, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado, Stampers Select White, Twig Wreath Paper Pack

OTHER: Tan Ribbon

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And this is the matching card, created on Fine Linen card stock as well. I cut out two of the base die cuts out of white card stock, glued those down, then added the stamped leaves, and other elements on top with liquid glue. 




The wheat stalks are stamped in the luscious new color Saffron Spice! I love it! It's kind of yellowish green and is beautiful for fall projects!


STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You
DIES: Paper Clippings: Thankful For You
INK: Orange Zest, Saffron Spice, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Fine Linen

OTHER: Sequins

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My next card features Betsy's new Color Pop: Autumn Mini Kit. Oh this one is glorious! I have only made one card here with it, but there are so many beautiful things included in this kit, and I have big plans to do some serious playing with it!




My card features only the preprinted papers in the kit. I used one of the background pieces, and cut it off at a diagonal. I glued this down to my card and stamped one of the sentiments from Inspired: Blessed along the edge. I cut out three of the Bountiful sentiments and glued those down along the diagonal edge of the paper. The leaves, flowers and acorns are all from the preprinted sheets as well. I cut these out with the matching dies and added them all with foam tape. This was a really quick and easy card to make!

STAMPS: Inspired By: Blesssed
DIES: Color Pop: Autumnn
INK: Dark Chocolate
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Color Pop: Autumn paper pack
OTHER: Sequins

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Heather's Autumn Pumpkins stamp set is just beautiful! I love all of the little bits of greenery and leaves that you can use with the pumpkins! They made the perfect background for my card. I first stamped all of the little berries and leaves in several different fall colors on watercolor paper. I then just used  a wet brush and went over them lightly to blend a little and give a watercolor effect. You don't want to use too much water when you're doing this, or you will lose the outlines and definition of your stamped images. 




The pumpkins I stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and then watercolored inside the lines with Orange Zest. I was very careful not to touch the lines with my brush because I did not want them bleeding into my painting. I wanted to keep the crisp lines of the pumpkins. I used Ripe Avocado for the stems. I stamped the greeting in Ripe Avocado as well. 

STAMPS: Autumn Pumpkins
DIES: Autumn Pumpkins
INK: Saffron Spice, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor Paper

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This is definitely one of my favorite  projects from this whole release. I really love the way this card turned out. I love this new set from Dawn called Give Thanks. The sentiments are just beautiful! I especially loved this large one, and thought it looked so nice paired with the fall elements along the side.




I stamped the sentiment in permanent black ink first onto watercolor paper, then watercolored with some Distress inks. The acorns and wheat stalks, I stamped using the MISTI creating the ombre look. I then used Maile's new Fancy Foliage Details dies ( Which I LOVE!). I cut them out of some paper that I had watercolored on. I just tucked them in among the other elements, then added a few sequins to finish it up.


STAMPS: Give Thanks
DIES: Give Thanks, Fancy Foliage Details
INK: True Black, Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft, Saffron Spice
PAPER: Stampers Select White
OTHER: watercolor paper

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Maile's new Splits this month is just adorable! I love those swirling leaves! I stamped it in waterproof ink on watercolor paper, and colored it in with my Zig Clean Color Brushes. I then used a wet paintbrush to move the paint around a bit. I added a strip of paper from the Wood Block Prints and the Twig Wreath paper packs along the edge of my card, and then adhered the panel with Fun Foam.




I also splattered just a tiny bit of brown ink around and added a few orange sequins to this one.

STAMPS: Splits: Giving Thanks
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Twig Wreath Paper pack, Woodblock Prints paper pack
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Zig Clean Color Brush markers

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That is all I have today! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with some fun Halloween projects to share with you! 
All of the new products will be available at   Papertrey Ink  on August 15th, at 10:00 EST!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


29 comments:

  1. Kay... as always, your work is an inspiration. All of your projects are beautiful and warm and cozy. Perfect for the holidays. Cheers.

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  2. Wonderful cards Kay! Really great colours and layouts and great new stamps and dies. Love your work!

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  3. Loving the paper clippings, and the way you layered, but those signature watercolors knock your socks off! Just gorgeous Kay!

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  4. Your water coloring continues to amaze me. Striking, gorgeous projects today!

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  5. Well Kay, I absolutely have no idea where to start. Each card and tag you have made here is gorgeous. I could comment on each one, but that would mean I write a book. Not sure you'd like that. Ha, ha! Your cards evoke a sense of home and comfort and coziness that is perfect for the Fall season. Your work is mesmerizing and inspiring. Thank you SO much for all that you share. And I loved your story about the salt cellars. :) Hugs! Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Hi Kay...so very happy that you are a part of the Papertrey design team. I love your work and the watercolor techniques you use. Also your color combinations! Yay for Kay!!! I look forward to everything yo will be sharing with us...Thank you!

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  7. Love the colors on these cards!

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  8. Your creations are lovely and so inspiring. They bring out the beauty the creator had in mind I'm sure!!

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  9. What a beautiful collection, Kay! Your water coloring continues to amaze me! I love it all!

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  10. Lovely cards for Fall, great colors, your water coloring is amazing, but I especially like the pumpkin card!

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  11. So many lovely cards today, Kay! Love them all but I have to say the greatfull heart card Ina's to be my favorite today! Love that fancy foliage!

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  12. WOW! Breath taken away with the array of Thanksgiving beauty you've created for us! I'm heading back to gaze and admire more closely! Grateful that YOU share your artistry and creativity with us!
    Hugs~c

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  13. I'm so much in awe of ANY of your watercolored cards ... stunning!

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  14. All beautiful things, but the Give thanks with a grateful heart...OVER-The-TOP!

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  15. I am giving thanks that you are so generous and share with us. Your work is not only gorgeous, but inspiring. I see it and I think that maybe, if I practice and try very hard, I might one day make a pretty Kay card that I'll love. Thank you. :)

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  16. Honestly, I don't know where to begin, Kay...This is such a GORGEOUS showcase of cards! The beautiful autumn colors with your designs is just amazing! I can't wait to fill my cart with some fabulous goodies...thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!

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  17. Ditto to all the sentiments expressed above. Your cards, the design, and use of color are an inspiration.

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  18. So pretty, Kay! Love how you move color around! ;-)

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  19. What loveliness in one post! Adore each and every card today, and the stamps and dies you used together with your watercolor techniques are just plain GORGEOUS!!!

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  20. The "so thankful for you" die is amazing. All your creations are great, you have a perfect touch with water colors!

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  21. Hi Kay,

    Oh you CUTIE PETTUTIE (term conjured by Rosie O'Donnell that the dictionary REFUSES to acknowledge to my dismay and makes it IMPOSSIBLE to spell check), magical fairy! Your PRECIOUS cards place a smile all over my face every single time and today is no exception! PERFECT AWESOMENESS!!!!!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  22. Oh Kay, they are all beautiful cards, so amazing!

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  23. An array of beautiful projects, Kay! They are so stunning!

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  24. You have me longing for autumn with all of this gorgeousness!! They're all so warm and inviting!!

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  25. You are the "rock star" of the world, of incredible art! Everything you do is just gorgeous!

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  26. I absolutely love coming to your blog because your work us over-the-top gorgeous, Kay. I idolize your creativity and you never disappoint. Your watercoloring techniques are spot on. I'm just certain I can feel the movement. Gorgeous, Kay!

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  27. Kay what a fabulous post! All of your cards are so gorgeous thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays, it,comes early in Canada the first Sunday of October. You have inspired so many projects for me today, thank you. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  28. Your cards are all beautiful, but I can't take my eyes off the last 3! So inspiring, Kay!

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