Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Papertrey Tuesday

I thought I would show you a fun technique today that is an oldie but a goodie - the glitter window. This technique is so easy to do with Papertrey Ink dies. You simply start by cutting and scoring a card base, then die cutting the front with the die of your choice (in this case, I used the new Christmas tree die).

Once you have the front cut out, you are going to need something clear and sticky on one side. Packing tape can be a great choice, but here you would see a seam. There are other products on the market that you can use. But the easiest choice is probably taking a piece of Papertrey's Clearly Creative Cardstock and running it through a Xyron machine. Make sure you put the sticky side up, so that you can simply sprinkle glitter on it. Once you have it covered, sprinkle off your excess and use your bone folder or better yet, your fingers (I know, several of you just cringed!) to really mat down the glitter onto the sticky surface.

So you can see that I have a matching die cut image on the inside. Isn't it pretty to look through the glitter window and see that image? It's from Tree Trimming Trio and is a classic image. The tree die cut coordinates with the Flourish Tree perfectly.

I added a little Scarlet Jewel ribbon, then the sentiment on the front is from Alli Miles' new set, Holiday Spirit Sentiments. I was pleased to find out that it fit in the Jar Label die cut perfectly! (Many sentiments do - it's a great tip!)

To finish the ensemble, I used my Envelope Liner die and created a simple gift tag. The tag was done with the new Tag Sale 1 die (I have used this NON-STOP since I got it!!!! It's a wonderful size!!!) and the stamp from All Booked Up. The to/from is from the 2009 Holiday Tag Collection and the sentiment is once again from Alli's new set. Everything is a perfect fit on that great lil' tag! You could whip out a ton of those for everyone on your gift list in no time flat.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas for your holiday crafting. Have a great day! Be well.

1 comment:

Cathy Weber said...

I ran right home yesterday and made a tag using my All Booked Up set. That's what I love so much from design team blogs, inspiration for using stamps I already have in a way I would never have thought of. Love your card and tag Jennifer.