Ink to Paper :: September Release :: Day Three

Wow!  Is it Day Three of the Ink to Paper September release introductions already?!  I hope you're making a list and checking it twice, keeping track of what interests you this month.  There's more fun stuff today and I've got a lot to get through!

If you make a lot of treats for the holidays, I hope you're going to love the Scallop Top Bag die.  I designed this and created some smaller shaped dies in order to create a window in the box.  The star and Christmas tree dies are separate, so you can use them on the bag if you'd like to, but you don't have to.  Use them on other projects, too!  To assemble, you'll need to cut two copies with the bag die and then it's pretty easy to put together.

Along with the bag, I'm using the Joy Everyday stamp and die collection, which is a really cute set with a little distressed background stamp that I used a lot with my projects today and love!

I created some simple treat bags with the Scallop Top Bag dies and wanted to add some details to the front of the boxes, aside from the tree cutouts.  The greens on the white bag are courtesy of Sweet Orange Christmas, while the dots on the pink bag are from a set I'll be talking about a little later on called Winter Wonder.

I filled the bags with some chocolatey/nutty goodies in a cello bag, then threaded ribbon through the holes at the top to close them up.  The Joy die is another one I'll be mentioning later in this post, but I used the distress stamp on the trees to make it appear like they're snow-covered.

'To the world' is a sentiment from Joy Everyday, while 'sending you' is from Just Sentiments: Warmth.  They are stamped on the little arrow banners that are part of the Joy Everyday die collection.

Stamps: Joy Everyday, Sweet Orange Christmas, Winter Wonder, Just Sentiments: Warmth
Ink: Pinefeather, watermark
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, White, Luxe Silver
Dies: Scallop Top Bag, Joy Everyday, Border Bling: Joy
Other: Sweet Blush grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder, silver thread, treat bags

Next up is a set of easy tags that feature these items, as well.  I didn't use the bag, but I used the tree die to cut out a window in some simple tags.  These were so fun to create and I love the way they turned out!

A few tips for these tags:

1. Use the stitched dies to create unique tags
2. These folded tags are 2” W x 4 ¼” H, and sized for the back to hang below the front, leaving the perfect spot for a small sentiment
3. Adhere a different colored die cut tree to the inside; it will show through and add extra color and detail to the tag

Stamps: Joy Everyday
Ink: Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, New Leaf, Ocean Tides
Paper: White, gold glitter
Dies: Scallop Top Bag, Joy Everyday, Border Bling: Joy
Other: twine

Finally, you don't have to use the Scallop Top Bags just for holiday treats.  These are favors for a baby shower, featuring the star cutout and making use of the sweet sayings from Joy Everyday.

A few tips for these bags:
1. Adhere acetate to the inside of the bag, covering the star cutouts to keep your contents safely inside
2. Use the bag with the included star die to create party favors for baby showers and birthdays
3. Punch a hole in the Joy Everyday rectangular die to make it a tag

Stamps: Joy Everyday, Playful Patterns, Joy of Noel
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal
Paper: Sweet Blush, Tropical Teal, White
Dies: Scallop Top Bag, Joy Everyday, Playful Patterns, Joy of Noel
Other: twine, acetate sheets

My final card for today features all kinds of new things for September!  Winter Wonder stamps and dies, O Holy Night stamp, and my Border Bling: Joy frame are all on deck for the day.  I've only just scratched the surface on all these new goodies, so please be sure to check out the Papertrey blog for a lot more projects and ways to use the products.

I started with a white Joy frame, which is a bit difficult to see in the photos, but it is there!  I changed my mind about the way the card would come together about halfway through building it, or I would have cut the frame out in a different color.  I next made a trio of fir trees with the Winter Wonder stamps and dies, which you can see behind the vellum sentiment panel.

O Holy Night will cover your whole card front (if using 4.25" x 5.5" size); I heat embossed it in gold powder, then added a pink Border Bling: Skinny Frame border (that's what the foam tape is hiding under!!).

Stamps: Winter Wonder, O Holy Night
Ink: Pinefeather, watermark
Paper: Sweet Blush, White, vellum
Dies: Winter Wonder, Border Bling: Joy, Border Bling: Skinny Frame
Other: gold embossing powder

Ok, just one more day of project-posting for this month!  All items will be for sale in the ITP shop on the 15th at 10pm EST.  Thank you so much for spending a little of your Sunday with me :)


  1. Love that rainbow twine on the boxes.....where can I find it??

    1. Yes... I love that twine too! I'd love to get some!

    2. Oh, gosh, I've had this twine for years and years! I got it Joann and I don't even have the packaging anymore to tell you who makes it. It was in the yarn/crochet section, though...maybe you can try your luck there?! I hope!

  2. Love your projects today, especially the tags!!

  3. Awesome creations! Love the first card with that beautiful sentiment and pretty background! O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song!

    1. Thank you Denise! It's definitely one of those songs that moves you, isn't it?


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