Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Kit at Paper Popsicle

Hi everyone! Today is the first of September! Hard to believe --- the summer just seemed to fly by! The new September kits are now available at Paper Popsicles!! There is a great digital stamp kit designed by Cheeky Radish available; I wanted to share the projects I created with them.

There are 3 terrific sentiment sets in the kit. With digital stamps, you can size them however you want. On my first card, I wanted to create a "scrappy" card and have the sentiment be the main focus.
This is an odd sized card - 4 1/2 x 6. I paired the sentiment with some Basic Grey paper which you can also find in the store. (You can just browse all the collections or you can sort by manufacturer which is really nice - I know *I* appreciate being able to do that!)
You also get a collection of household items - including these lamps! I lined them all up before printing them out. I wanted to pair them with the "You Light Up My Life" sentiment and really wanted to convey that the person was super special to me. So I left all the lamps black and white except for one. What do you think? I personally love how it looks and can't wait to use this method again in the future!! The polka dot paper is Cherry Arte Vanilla Vintage Count - isn't that a fun name? I love polka dots!! And I am seriously in love with the Cherry Arte line. If you aren't familiar with it - go check it out!! (Here's a direct link so it's easy for you!)

I added the sentiment to the inside and tried to create a similar layout with the polka dot paper and the punched border. It's all signed and ready to mail even!

Another sentiment in the kit is Shine On --- pairs great with the lamps. I chose to pair it with some Scenic Route paper that features lots of candles! There is a card and a matching gift tag!

I trimmed out one candle and popped it up for some added interest on the tag!There is a terrific image of sunflowers in the kit. I was born in Kansas so sunflowers have a special meaning to me. They are so cheerful looking - especially the kinds you see growing in the fields with their massive heads! When hubby and I were dating, his parents lived in Kansas and we took some pictures on the edge of a sunflower field. He still has that pic on his desk at work.
I wanted to show how you can manipulate digital images and create rows and patterns, just like you can with a "real" stamp. HERE you can see the original image --- I resized them then copied and pasted a row of them across the bottom edge of my document. I printed them out and then copied them onto a transparency. You can get transparencies to run through your printer which would save a step but I didn't have any of those handy.
This card will fit in a business sized envelope. I paired it with some BOLD and GRAPHIC paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. Some of you may be thinking "Gee, that's something I've never seen her use before!" And it's true - I love the way these papers look and how others use them but it's not something that I gravitate to and buy. However, it was in the stack that Melissa sent me and I thought the sunflowers looked awesome laid over the yellow print. So I went bold and just used the reverse for the base of the card.
I don't know if you can really see, but I used the brads to attach the transparency to the yellow paper. I wanted the clear layer to stand up a bit so I put some pop dots under the brad to help keep it elevated some.
You can check out all of the Monthly Kits HERE at Paper Popsicles. There is a great one with some fun Basic Grey paper but my favorite is the one that features Jenni Bowlin papers and stuff. SO FUN!!!
Here is the link to the Paper Popsicles Gallery - you can see all the projects that the design team created with the various kits. I hope you'll check them out and join the forum too! It's a fun, happy place to be!!


Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are great! very colorful. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! You have been one busy girl!! Love all the cheery colors and designs, Cassie!!!

Danni said...

Wonderful projects!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Cassie,what BEAUTIFUL,i love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the lamps! Really cute with only one coloured in.