Sunday, July 11, 2010

All Booked Up

It's time for this month's group post by the Papertrey Ink design team.  This month, we are highlighting a fun new set designed by Nichole called All Booked Up.  I love to read and this set is perfect to celebrate a love of reading.  I don't know that I could possibly pick a favorite book.  My favorite time spent reading is the time every night when I lay down with my kids before bed and we read for a half hour.  We all love to read and have a huge library of books.  I love spending that time just before bed just curled up together reading.

For our group post, Nichole had each of us create a card and bookmark gift set for all those book lovers in our lives.  I decided to create some custom patterned papers using some of the background stamps in School Time (the apple background, the alphabet background, and the lined background) and Polka Dot Basics II.  I stamped the apples in pure poppy ink on berry sorbet cardstock, the alphabet in ripe avocado ink on simply chartreuse cardstock, the lined background in fresh snow ink on true black cardstock, and the polka dot background in hawaiian shores ink on aqua mist cardstock.  I love this fun color combo paired with kraft cardstock!

I adhered my stamped patterned papers to white and pure poppy cardstock and added some stitching.  As the focal point of my card, I stamped the frame image in pure poppy ink on kraft cardstock that I had cut with the new Mat Stack 3 die.   I added my sentiment and stamped the reading image in white cardstock.  I added a couple buttons and adhered the image using foam adhesive.

I used the new bookmark die to cut my kraft book mark.  Then, I used more of my stamped patterned papers and stitched them to white and pure poppy cardstocks before adhering them to my bookmark.  Next, I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock, punched it out using a circle punch and adhered it to a pure poppy circle and a kraft scalloped circle.  I tied a little pure poppy stitched ribbon to the top of my bookmark to finish it off.  Wouldn't this be a fun little gift for the book lover in your life?!

School Time Day Three

I absolutely loved the fun color combo when I was creating my card and bookmark for the group post so I had to use a similar one (minus the kraft cardstock) on another card highlighting my new School Time stamp set (available July 15th at Papertrey Ink).  I used more of my apple patterned paper stamped on berry sorbet cardstock and some hawaiian shores polka dots stamped on aqua mist cardstock.  This time, I used the simply chartreuse stamped cardstock as my card base.  I added some white and true black layers and some stitching.  Then, I finished off my card with a simply chartreuse circle stamped with a black circle border and sentiment and matted with a white cardstock circle and a true black cardstock scalloped circle.

Be sure to hop around to the rest of the design team ladies' blogs for more sneak peeks at All Booked Up: Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Debbie, Erin, Heather, Kim, Lisa, Maile, Melissa, and Michelle.

Have a great week!


Card and Bookmark Gift Set Recipe
Stamps: All Booked Up, School Time (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, kraft, true black, pure poppy, berry sorbet, simply chartreuse, aqua mist (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: pure poppy, ripe avocado, fresh snow, hawaiian shores, true black (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: simply chartreuse buttons, pure poppy stitched ribbon, rustic twine (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: sewing machine, mat stack 3 die, bookmark die (Papertrey Ink), circle punch, scalloped circle punch

Back to School CardRecipe
Stamps: School Time (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: simply chartreuse, true black, aqua mist, berry sorbet, white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: ripe avocado, true black, hawaiian shores, pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: sewing machine, circle punches, scalloped circle punch


Dawn Easton said...

Niki, these are fabulous girl! Love the colours with the kraft! Your backgrounds are wonderful! Love the new dies and these stamp sets are going to be a must have for me!!

Diane said...

What a great gift set! I love the colors; so bright and cheery! Giving a bookmark is a great way to share your love of reading! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol R said...

Fabulous ideas! I love the cards and your bookmark too. This release is just awesome!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I adore the colors you went with for you fabulous projects! I hope all is going well for you and the baby!

Kathy Martin said...

Just fabulous! LOVIN' the bookmark set! :)

Cassie K said...

beautiful creations and the matching of the two stamp sets is perfect.

Tracey said...

WOW!! Gorgeous work as always Niki!!

Maureen said...

love your strips of paper, Niki :) Love this whole release so far :) Book marks are so fun to make and are easy to tuck into a card :)

Amy Hadley said...

I just love the mix of patterns/colors you used on these. BEAUTIFUL projects and a wonderful release!

Karen B said...

Love your newest stamp set! I think this will fill a need for many stampers! Hope you and your family are doing well!

samara said...

Oh Niki...the bookmark and friend card (most recent on the page) are OUT OF THIS WORLD! I love them and must keep them. Perhaps as my wallpaper!

Stephanie Ellis said...

OMG!!!!! I'm in love with your color combo too........definitely one of my top three! I'm really looking forward to seeing the full reveal of both of your sets. I've had Teacher's Apple on my want list ever since it came out, but I haven't bought it because I only want the sentiments. So far it looks like your sets will be very versatile and work for many projects......just the way I like it!

Noreen said...

I love the look of the kraft cardstock for your card and bookmark set.

Squeaks said...

How cool the way you used the two stamp sets! I just love the colors and the patterns used. I love the matching bookmark. Can't wait to get your stamps.

jeni said...

Those are so cool. I love the card and the bookmark. The dimensions are great. I always lose bookmarks, so I just use a scrap of card. Maybe I should make it a decorative scrap of card.

Alice W. said...

i always love and adore your stamped backgrounds! gorgeous projects!! love them!