Good morning! I know lots of you are getting your latest Papertrey Ink orders just about now, so I thought I would show you a couple of fun ideas for Stocking Prints today.
One of my responsibilities with Papertrey is to proof the sets, so I really get to see what is coming a fair bit ahead of time. (And no, I'm not currently accepting bribes!) When I saw Stocking Prints, I knew that I was going to be using it for the majority of my family's holiday cards this year. It has enough versatility to keep me from tiring of the same design, and it has great possibilities for little extras. What little extras, you may ask? As you may know the Design Tips for this set mention adding trim to the cuffs; when Nichole and I were discussing this set, we took off on a brainstorming session that had me rifling through my trims drawer! What did we come up with? Take a look:
Baby ric rac! (Imagine the possibilities for color with a Copic Airbrush system! Buy one little package of white and you're all set!) Added bonus: no mailing problems.
1/4" pom pom trim - don't you love it?! This is from Maya Road:
And my personal favorite - little strung pearls! These are from Darice, and I found them in Pat Catan's, but I'm sure you can find them in other craft supply stores, too. Check the trim section or the wedding section! These have airbrush possibilities, as well. Unfortunately, though, this style will probably have to be reserved for cards that I personally give to people; I don't think they will mail very well.
Of course, all my images are framed with the fantastic new set Vintage Labels. It adds so much to the card, I believe! The border stamp is from Martha Stewart, just in case you were wondering. Let me know if you have any other questions on these!