Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing Holiday Spirit Sentiments

Welcome to the official start to the September countdown!! I am always thrilled to be able to give you some sneak peaks before the unveiling of a new stamp set.  The winter holiday season is quickly approaching.  I know some of you are probably saying "Hey Alli, slow down now..." but as you are well aware there is Halloween and Christmas paraphernalia on the shelves at the big box stores already!!  I always feel like it gets earlier and earlier.  Well I don't know about you but I actually start my Christmas cards in January so new winter themed stamps sets in September are just perfect for me :)

The newest release from the Urban Design collection is called  Holiday Spirit Sentiments.  It is a collection of warm and cozy sentiments you can use for all of your holiday creations.  I can hardly wait to show you some of mine.  It will be available through Papertrey Ink on Sept 15th, 2010.

I am happy to share a quick and easy combination you can give your neighbour, postal worker, co-worker or friend!  I love giving candles to people and even better I love decoration candles and creating a matching card to coordinate with it.

I used a technique called one sheet wonder where I did some repeat stamping on a single sheet of paper using two different colours of ink.  Next I cut various strips and pieces and crafted them into two separate projects.  I am really pleased with how they turned out.

  1. Repeat stamping on a sheet of cardstock.
  2. Cut layers and strips of cardstock.
  3. Stamp sentiment use die cut.
  4. Stitch cardstock.
  5. Adhere remaining layers.
  6. Attach to cardstock
  1. Repeat stamping on a sheet of cardstock.
  2. Cut layers and strips of cardstock.
  3. Stamp sentiment.
  4. Stitch cardstock.
  5. Thread button,  and attach thread.
  6. Adhere remaining layers.

Stamp Set(s):  Holiday Spirit Sentiments by PTI available September 15th, Turning a New Leaf by PTI
Cardstock: Kraft by PTI, Stamper's Select White by PTI, Scarlet Jewel by PTI 
Ink: Snow Cap by PTI, Scarlet Jewel by PTI, True Black by PTI
Accent: Linen Thread, Button by PTI
Tool: Sewing Machine

I'd love to hear what quick gifts you make for your neighbours, friends etc. Thanks again for stopping by.  I'll see you back for Day 2 of the previews!



Laura Isham said...

Stunning project, Alli. This would be a perfect gift for many in my life. Can't wait to see what else you are going to show us this week!

Glenda said...

Rich and stunning... and in my favourite colour. Beautiful as always...

Katherine said...

You can see what a lovely set this will be by today's project. I love that you shared something outside of a card with us. I have a friend who loves to receive candles so you're starting my ideas going there!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these Alli! I love the rich burgundy with kraft and white and the peaky into your set looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it on the 15th- so far it's AMAZING and a must have. Hugs to you!

Ann said...

Simply everyone loves candles and they are so appropriate for Christmas. Love this gift idea Alli - thanks for the inspiration.

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome projects. Love the nice rich colors you used.

Kelly S. said...

Love that candle with these colors and the stitching, Alli! Awesome new set!!

Ted said...

Awesome set, Alli...I so can't wait to get my grubby hands on it! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

I'm loving this new set Alli, and it will definitely be going in my cart! Your gift items are just beautiful! I give little gifts at Christmas such as candies, homemade treats, hand made card sets, etc. With a hobby like ours these gifts are a perfect excuse for us to have fun CREATING ;)

Noreen said...

I love the colors, and the little sprig you stamped on the sentiment shape.

Dana said...

Oh Alli, your candle gift and card are so beautiful. The stitching is fab. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this set of yours!

Jessie said...

Love this set!! I can think of so many ways to use it!

Anonymous said...

Great sentiments... I need to start my holiday cards, and this set will be perfect1

Antoinette Seminario-Skinner said...

I love this color combination Alli!! Can't wait to see the whole set!!