Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mini Blooms Revisited

Thanks for joining me today for the March Papertrey Ink Senior DT Challenge. This time around we are bringing back Mini Blooms!
I'm so excited that this month feature is Mini Blooms.  This stamp set is very near and dear to my heart, since it's one of my own designs.  I've been wanting to bring this set back out to play for quite some time now.  And now that I have I'v tried real hard to use this set in new ways.
First up, in a heart formation.
I drew a heart with a pencil, filled it with tiny images from Mini Blooms and erased.
Second, stamped in black. 
A sentiment, flower and ribbon were stamped on top of a colorful faux watercolor background (created using stamp images from Watercolor Wonder... inked, sprayed with water using a Mini Mister, stamped and then re-stamped).

Well, that's it from me today. Hope you enjoy this month feature! Now be sure to visit the other Papertrey Ink senior design team girls for more Mini Blooms goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!

Maile



Hello Card
Stamps: Mini Blooms
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, and True Black
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen
Pattern Paper: Vellum Pattern Paper Collection
Other: Melon Berry Buttons and Black Baker's Twine

Thinking Of You Card
Stamps: Mini Blooms & Watercolor Wonder
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, and True Black
Cardstock: Fresh Snow
Pattern Paper: Vellum Pattern Paper Collection
Other: True Black Buttons, Black Baker's Twine, and Mini Mister

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Papertrey Ink February Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink February countdown is about to come to an end and I'm here to share my final projects with you today. But, before I do, let me remind you that everything you've seen peeks of will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink beginning 10 pm EST tonight.

Now, let me get right to it!...
Quilted: Spring by Betsy Veldman and Swoosh.

Easter Alleluias by Betsy Veldman and Beautiful Butterflies Layers.
 And some Luxe Foil Gold Paper Collection.
 Bitty Bouquets by Betsy Veldman.
And some Watercolor Wonder paper pad.
Etched Easter Eggs by Lizzie Jones and Monthly Moments: Year Round by Heather Nichols.
And some Watercolor Wonder paper pad.

Well, that about covers it.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams fabulous projects as well...
Thanks for stopping by!

Maile




With Love Card
Stamps: Quilted: Spring and Swoosh
Ink: Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Other: Quilted: Spring die

For He Is Risen Card
Stamps: Easter Alleluias, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Ink: Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Luxe Foil Gold Paper Collection

Hello Card
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets
Ink: Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Gold and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Luxe Gold
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Keep It Simple Frames Dies and Bitty Bouquets Die

April Blessings Card
Stamps: Etched Easter Eggs and Monthly Moments: Year Round
Ink: Sweet Blush
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Keep It Simple Frames Dies

Friday, February 13, 2015

Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels (Plus More Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh)

Everyone at Papertrey Ink is excited to share the news of Betsy Veldman's new Make It Market Mini Kits!  The first one being released this weekend, on Sunday, February 15th.  To help celebrate, the entire design team is participating in a little scavenger hunt!  Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for all the details so you can play along!  EIGHT $80 Papertrey Gift Certificates will be awarded to the participants!

Hello and welcome to day 9 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

Today is another group post day and our focus is on the new Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels bBetsy Veldman!  I just love this new mini kit!  Such a fun mix of goodies that I'm sure you'll fall head over heels for, just like I have!  Let me get right to today projects...
One of the coolest items in this months kit is the laurel die. I used it along with a sheet of my favorite piece of pattern paper from the kit.  
I love how, after trimming away the edge under the laurel, the pattern paper peeks out from the edge as well as under the die cut laurel.  The Luxe Gold bow is pretty perfect too!
Here's a bit more of a softer look.  This time the laurel was stamped, without the use of the die, just over the edge.
I just love these darling flower sequins.  They are like little cups, ready to be filled with glitter!  I used a bit of glossy accents to... First, attach the flowers to the card.  Second, fill another dot of glue inside and cover with glitter.  So lovely!
I couldn't leave today without a couple samples using my new Stamping Simply product for the month.  I grabbed a sheet from the Watercolor Wonder paper pad to create a more masculine birthday card. 
Trimmed it into two pieces to fit a sentiment inside.  Embellished with a stamped gold anchor circle and gold dots, both are from the Bountiful Banner stamp set.  Super simple!
This one on the other hand... not so simple but, oh so beautiful!
It all began with this hand stamped pattern.  Images are from the Beautiful Butterflies (solid butterflies), Beautiful Butterflies Layers (butterflies details) and Swoosh (tiny heart) stamp sets.  Here's How:  I began stamping this random pattern from the bottom right corner and moved my way all the way up.  Once all butterflies covered the cardstock I filled in all space with the tiny heart. 
The vellum was attached with a bit of adhesive, hidden behind the frame.
The striped vellum allows the pattern to show through, but it also softens up the bold color combo of limeade ice, winter wisteria and Hawaiian shores.
Finished off the inside with a fitting sentiment from the Tucked In: Mother stamp set

Well, that concludes my look at the new Make It Market Mini KitsJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile


Just For You Card One
Stamp: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Ink: Smokey Shadow and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: White Linen and Luxe Gold
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Other: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels dies

Just For You Card Two
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Ink: Smokey Shadow and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels
Other: Palette Glitter, Make It Market Mini Kits: Lovely Laurels dies and sequines

Anchor Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Bountiful Banner
Ink: Ocean Tides and gold
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Gold Enamel Dots

Happy Mother's Day Card
Stamps: Beautiful ButterfliesBeautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Vellum Pattern Pack
Other: Keep It Simple Frames Dies and 1/8" Scor-Tape

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Introducing Blue Skies (Plus More Beautiful Butterflies Layers & Swoosh)

Hello and welcome to day 8 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

Today I'm excited to share with you samples using the new Blue Skies collection bBetsy Veldman!  Blue Skies in not only an amazing stamp set, but a few other fun products were created to coordinate with it perfectly!...
  • Blue Skies stamp set & dies
  • Cover Plate: Blue Skies die
  • Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays die

Find more info on these products on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Let me get right to it...
First up, a little something for those times when we forget.  The "birthday" is from the new Swoosh stamps set.  Everything else is from Blue Skies!
The air plane was rolled into both blueberry sky and enchanted evening inks. The planes contrail was created using the "birthday" sentiment from Swoosh, I simply tweaked the ends as I applied it onto my acrylic block.  Finished the card off with a strip of Luxe Gold cardstock and enamel dots.
This bright little number utilized the extra long triangle image.  Instead of creating sun rays with it, I stamped a cool rainbow!
The clouds were cut using the Blue Skies dies, from the new pattern vellum pack.  A little trick... the dimensional adhesive was hidden behind the white cardstock pieces. 
This one's sure to brighten any gloomy day.  I used the new Cover Plate: Blue Skies and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays dies.
The Luxe Gold cardstock really shines as it peeks out from the die cut polka dot vellum.  Birds and sentiment from Blue Skies stamp set.
I used the extra long triangle die, included in the Blue Skies die set, to die cut strips from Luxe gold cardstock and the Watercolor Wonder paper pad.
Topped them off with a "thanks" from the Swoosh stamp set and some cream baker's twine. 
Finishing things off today with a card centered around one of the new Luxe Foil Gold papers.
I carefully masked off a portion of the circle to allow me to stamp a butterfly within the gilded circle.  The butterfly was created using images from both Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers.  I touched up the butterfly wings with a bit of Wink of Stella clear and then stretched a Swoosh sentiment across the front. Check out that shimmer!  I'm loving all the shimmer I've had to share with you today!

Well, that concludes my look at the Blue Skies stamp set & dies, Cover Plate: Blue Skies die and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays die.  And of course a few samples of my new lineup for the month... Swoosh, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Watercolor Wonder paper padJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

I'd love to know what you think of today's creations.  I enjoyed Blue Skies so much! Even more than I initially thought I would.

Anyways, you won't want to miss any of today festivities.  So be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile




Out of the Blue Card
Stamps: Blue Skies and Swoosh
Ink: True Black, Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: White and Luxe Gold
Other: Blue Enamel Dots

The Sky's the Limit Card
Stamps: Blue Skies
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist and True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum

You Are My Sunshine Card
Stamps: Blue Skies
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Luxe Gold and White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: Smokey Shadow Button, Cream Baker's Twine, Cover Plate: Blue Skies and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays dies

Thanks Card
Stamps: Swoosh
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Luxe Gold
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Cream Baker's Twine

Congratulations Card
Stamps: Swoosh, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Ink: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper:  Luxe Foil Gold Paper Collection
Other: Swoosh Dies, SC Gem, and Wink of Stella Clear

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Introducing Petite Places (Plus More Beautiful Butterflies Layers & Swoosh)

Hello and welcome to day 6 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

Today is another group post day and our focus is on the new Petite Places: Church and Scene It collections by Betsy Veldman!  A unique and interactive tag is sure to make an impression.  And this new series is sure to be a highlight of every release.  Each piece is so versatile and I hope to show you what I'm talking about.  Find more info on these products on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Let's get right to it...
A dimensional dome tag is a great way to dress up a simply wrapped package. And Petite Places and Scene It collections make this possible.  This month the focus is on a church, great for weddings, baptisms, Easter and so much more. I've gone with an elegant wedding theme. 
Inside the dome you will find a few Scene It: Skyscapes die layers.  First, the clouds cut from white cardstock.  Second, golden sun rays.  This layer adds such stunning shimmer. Third, a few more die cut clouds (left over from the first layer).  The church front and sentiment top off the layers. Before attaching the dome lid, a bit of floral sequin confetti finished this tag off beautifully!
Speaking of versatility, these Scene It: Skyscapes dies are perfect for card fronts too. Creating a focal point is a breeze!
Using the same sun rays circle as above, I was able to quickly create a simple backdrop for a Beautiful Butterflies butterfly.  This butterfly was stamped with an additional coordinating layer from the Beautiful Butterflies Layers stamp set, in a color combo of berry sorbet and raspberry fizz.  And this gorgeous sentiment is from the Petite Places: Church stamp set.
I'll quickly move on to a card duo featuring my newest Stamping Simply sets... Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh.  Also, a bit of Watercolor Wonder paper pad too.  Both cards were creating using a single piece of pattern paper (measuring 5.5" by 4.24" from the paper pad), which was die cut into two pieces using the "hello" Swoosh die.

Here's How:  I die cut the "hello" die from the pattern paper at a slight angle. Then, when attaching the pieces to the card fronts, I made sure to line up the die cut edges along the stamped "hello".  The stamped "hello", being stamped nice and straight, causes the pattern paper to have to be attached at an angle. The edges will hang over the edge, but they are easily trimmed away.
This card features the bottom portion of the die cut pattern paper.
I finished the card off with a "from me to you" sentiment strip and a wrapping of cream twine. 
This one features the top portion of the die cut pattern paper.
The top was embellished with a "happy" sentiment strip and a coordinating wrapping of more cream twine.
The final touch is a layered butterfly, using images from both Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers.  Plus a smokey shadow button.

Well, that concludes my look at the Petite Places and Scene It collectionsJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile




Congratulations Dome Tag
Stamps: Petite Places: Church
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: White and Gold
Others: Clear Dome, Floral Confetti, Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Scene It: Basic Backer die and Pink Twine

This Is the Day Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Church
Ink: True Black, Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: White Linen
Others: Scene It: Skyscapes dies, Beautiful Butterflies Dies and Basic Grey Gold Glitter Dots

Hello Card Duo
Stamps: Swoosh, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Ink: True Black, Sweet Blush and Melon Berry
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Others: Cream Baker's Twine and Smokey Shadow Button

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Introducing Enclosed

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

First, let me begin by saying... I am so wonderfully grateful for the support and comments you've shown me over yesterday announcement.  Couldn't be more thrilled to know that my excitement for the new year is share with all of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Today is the first group post and we are all about the new Enclosed series! By Dawn McVey.  This is an amazing concept for the new year, and one that fills a hole in my stamping collection.  I'm already looking forward to the next one! Find more info on this series on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Check out what I've got for you today.  You many notice a few sneak peeks of my new Watercolor Wonder paper pad, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swooth stamp sets too...
First up, the intended use of this months Enclosed: Flower collection.  This gift box was wrapped with two strips (ends tapped together) of melon berry pattern paper.
The "smile" frame was die cut from soft stone and the flower base was die cut from a Watercolor Wonder paper pad sheet.
 The black Baker's twine was attached using a Tiny Attacher.
The Enclosed: Flower stamp set makes great cards too.  The stripy base of the card was created using a Watercolor Wonder paper pad sheet. 
This beautiful focal point was created using the petal pieces included in the coordinating stamp set.  Very clever to include a "smile" circle for a flower center in this versatile stamp set.
Today, I'd also like to feature a second butterfly and its coordinating layers included in the new Beautiful Butterflies Layers.
Two layers are included for this particular butterfly, the outer edges and starburst center. Here the base butterflies (from Beautiful Butterflies) were stamped in one color (harvest gold in this example) and the layers were stamped in the same color too, this layering of a single color gives the butterflies a delicate touch of detail. 
Here I've created a card trio in the colors of sweet blush, ocean tides and harvest gold.  Each one features a slightly different birthday sentiment, each one included in the Swoosh stamp set.  The hearts too.
 This last card uses the same butterfly stamps, but takes a different color approach.
This butterfly was stamped in three different colors... the base in sweet blush, edges in melon berry and both the body and starburst center in berry sorbet.

Well, that concludes my look at the Enclosed: Flower collectionJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile



Smile Gift Tag
Stamps: Enclosed: Flower
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Soft Stone and White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Enclosed: Flower die, Black Baker's Twine and Tiny Attacher

Smile Today Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Flower
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry and Ocean Tides
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad

Butterfly Birthday Trio
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen Cardstock (more on this later)

Butterfly Congratulations
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and True Black
Cardstock: Kraft and white
Other: Berry Pearls


 
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