Daily Archives: October 21, 2015
The Devil is in the Details- Miniature Madness
Recently, I purchased Papertrey Ink’s All Through the House Holiday Kit. Usually, I am not much of a kit fan, but this one drew me in from my first look at it on the Papertrey website. Now that I have the kit in my hands, I realize that it is twice as amazing in real life. The attention to detail in the stamps and the preciseness of the dies is truly remarkable. Even more remarkable given that it is all in MINI size. For example, there is a Santa in the sleigh with reindeer that is only 3/4 of an inch tall and 2 inches long and uses 4 stamps to make it and 1 die to cut it out. For a klutz like me, success in lining up 4 stamps should be impossible! But…………you know what………….I was able to stamp and cut it repeatedly with no issues. The biggest challenge was figuring out exactly what all these little dies were supposed to cut out. For a while I was trying to use a die of Santa’s boots to cut out a holly bouquet…………..which did not work out too well, I always have fun when I am playing with paper but this kit is twice as much fun as usual. First it is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, to figure out what all the teenie tiny stamps do, and then you have the fun of creating a complete scene with them. Double the fun! Well triple the fun if you count the fact that you can either stamp your own scenes or use the pre-printed scenes that come on the paper include in the kit. Quadruple the fun, when I take into consideration that I am pulling out of my stash tiny embellishments that seemed too small for anything before.
If you use the kit in an assembly line manner, you could make all your Christmas tags in one day. I was too anxious to see how I could use all the elements so I made tags and gift card boxes one at a time, which takes much longer.
Here is some samples of what I have made so far:
Stay tuned for more boxes, including some with teenie tiny LED lights that light up the windows in the house. They were on backorder but are on their way to me now.