PTI Countdown Day 1...

Welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown.  I have a fun new background stamp to share with you today.  Lexi designed this amazing alphabet background with lots of different fonts all combined to create a fun background.  It's called Alphabet Soup.


For my first project, I stamped the image in black ink and then cut out a portion of the large image with Tag Sale #3 die.  Next, I used the same tag to cut out a vellum tag.  I used a sentiment from Apple Prints stamp set and heat embossed it on the bottom of the vellum tag.  I die cut and stamped an apple and stem from the same set.  I added that to the tag with a piece of foam tape for some dimension.  I finished the tag off but layering them with a piece of black twine.  Perfect for upcoming teacher gifts!


For my next project, I wanted to showcase the entire image...


I heat embossed the stamp on watercolor paper and then did a simple wash with three colors.  After it dried, I got brave and went in with some splatters of the pink watercolor.  I cut the image out and popped it up on fun foam on the card base, after I stamped the sentiment from Keep it Simple: From All of Us.  


I thought I would throw one more teacher card into the mix.  This one is a super simple card that would be easy to mass produce.  


I used a Soft Stone card base and stamped Alphabet Soup twice in Fresh Snow ink.  Then I used Enclosed: Apple for a quick and easy die cut sentiment.  


I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today.  There are so many fun things headed your way this week, so stay tuned! Head over to Nichole's blog to see some more sneaks for today!

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  1. Laurie what a wonderful set of projects! Perfect for back to school! :)

  2. Love all your creations, alpha soup is so versatile for a variety of techniques!

  3. Wow on all of them, Laurie. But my oh my that last one is stunning in its graphic simplicity; love it so much.

  4. I immediately thought of the 2 apple sets when I saw the alphabet stamp, but I admit your ideas far out-strip mine! Love the white on stone stamping.

  5. wow, so much cuteness - love all of these laurie!!

  6. Laurie, your bg's are wonderful. Love how you used each one in a different style to max it's versatility!

  7. These are wonderful! I still love that Apple Prints set. Great for Fall and Teachers!

  8. Love the the alpha soup and all your cards today!

  9. Laurie, you are a definite out-of-the-box stamper using products in such unique ways. As I've mentioned several times before, I love your style. Your tag and cards are just awesome. Lucky teachers who receive these!

  10. The different approaches you took with the alpha set are fabulous, Laurie. I especially like the black and white tag and how absolutely graphically gorgeous it is.

  11. You have me singing the alphabet song Laurie, these are FABulous!!

  12. Great back to school projects! Love that new alpha background!

  13. Such a charming tag and I love your cards, Laurie! LOVE how you played with this background stamp...Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  14. Fabulous projects - all three of them :-D

  15. You showcased this bg stamp beautifully! I live each and every one!


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