Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Featuring Kelly Purkey │ September Release

Today Kelly Purkey updated her shop with her new releases for September. It is a smaller release this month but its still super awesome as always. There are three new stamp sets and one mini kit called #Hangry that was designed by Peppermint Granberg. The kit is food related which is always something near and dear to my heart but I haven't had a chance to make anything with it yet. I did make two projects featuring her new stamp sets that I want to share with you.

I think my favorite stamp set this month was the My Daily Grind set. Its the perfect stamp set for the seasonal coffee lover so I made this layout showcasing my love of the Starbucks Red Cups from over the years.

I went thru my photo stream from the past few years and pulled any photo of a red cup that I had. It was so much fun looking at all of them again. Clearly I favor a certain photography style when shooting them because they all look like they are from the same day. I used a shipping tag to hold my title and journaling and stamped the title with the new Rio Alpha Set. I love the boldness of this alpha and the cute whimsy that some of the letters have.

I had a few of the star clips leftover from my Holiday Planner so I scattered them throughout. They were cut with the Everyday Clips set from Clearly Kelly. The red glitter paper really picks up the shimmer in my red sequin Starbucks sleeve that I got back in 2011. I carry that sleeve around with me daily but it really gets used a lot in December. I really love the circular stamp that Kelly designed to mimic the bottom of the coffee cup, so clever!

I really cannot wait for the red cups to come out this year, I wonder if they will be as cool as the fall cups this year? I have a feeling they will be.

My next project features the stamps from the Fall Favorites mini kit. I really loved the feather stamps and thought they would add a cool dimensional element to my layout and they really did. It was super convenient that we had just visited Apple Hill so I had some people perfect fall-ish photos to work with. Its still pretty hot here and doesn't quite feel like fall yet but a trip to Apple Hill always puts me in the fall mood. My husband commented that people will think he wore that shirt on purpose but he didn't it was just a random perfect choice. Mine however was planned ;-).

I stamped the feather stamps in black ink and scanned the images to create an offset cut on my Cameo. I then stamped the feathers on the paper prior to removing them from my cutting mat. I find this really helps to keep the paper from shifting while I do the stamping. I then cut along the cut lines and folded them lightly in half to add some more dimension.

I stamped a few little flags to add to two of the photos, the word Pumpkin comes from the My Daily Grind set.

I cut the title the same way as the feathers by stamping, scanning and creating the offset shape. I did weld the two words together before creating the offset so that they would be connected when it was cut.

These feathers can be stamped with any color ink to totally change up the look and I think they would be equally cool stamped on pattered paper for more dimension and texture.

I hope you love the new releases as much as I do, you can see all the new stuff by clicking right here. And make sure you sign up for Kelly's newsletter, she always puts a promo code in it prior to the release which is awesome.

See you soon,
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