Friday, March 27, 2015

On Repeat

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!

Today, I'm putting my sentiments on repeat.  By using them over and over again, creating a neat backdrop for my focal images.  It's a simple technique using only one stamp that can take your project up a notch in an unexpected way.  It works great with pretty much any sentiments already included in your stamp collection!  I found a bit of inspiration via this old card (the one at the bottom of the post). 
Here's how it's done... You stamp once in a bold color (I've used black here) next to your focal image, creating a strong focal point.  Then stamp repeatedly in a much lighter, less distracting color (like soft stone). Easy peasy!
You can stamp your focal point first, like I did here.
Or you can stamp your sentiments first, like on this card.  
And then arrange your arrangement around your sentiment grouping. 
It's a pretty easy going, carefree look that's really hard to mess up.  
Stamp them up, down, straight, angled or all wonky.  It's up to you!


So what do you think?!  You gonna give this on a try?   I sure do hope so!  Well, that's it from me today.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Maile



Just A Note Card
Stamps: Petite Pots
Ink: Soft Stone, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: Cream Baker's Twine

Hello Card
Stamps: Mini Blooms and Swoosh
Ink: Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, New Leaf and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Other: Cream Baker's Twine and white Sequins

You're Quite Wonderful Card
Stamps: Petite Pots and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry and True Black
Cardstock: Soft Stone and White Linen
Other: Silver Sequins, Petite Pots Die and Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Petite Pots Anniversary Set

Papertrey Ink is excited to offer this year's gorgeous new anniversary set! Receive the limited edition Petite Pots stamp set with the redemption of 24 Customer Rewards Points before February 15th, 2016 9:59pm EST. This is a limited edition set and will only be available for twelve months. If you have any questions about Customer Rewards and how you can start earning them today, check out the website HERE.

Here's a sample of this sweet set...
These potted plants are the cutest!
This set features such a fun mix of bits and pieces, I look forward to playing with this one again and again.

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

Maile



Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Petite Pots
Ink: Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, and True Black
Cardstock: Soft Stone and White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder Paper Pad
Other: Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die and Cream Baker's Twine

Papertrey Ink March Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink March 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!...
Retro Style Birthday Sentiments by Lizzie Jones.

Background Basics: Super Gingham by Erin Lincoln and You've Been Framed: Diamond, Hexagon and Oval by Betsy Veldman.

Noted by Heather Nichols.

Retro Style Graduation by Lizzie Jones.
The pattern strip in the opening was stamped by hand, using an image from the set. 

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



Always Room For Cake Card
Stamps: Retro Style Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides, Limeade Ice and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz and White
Other: Pink Rhinestone, Retro Style die and Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die

Celebrating You Today
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Gingham and You've Been Framed: Oval
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, True Black and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and White
Other: True Black Buttons and You've Been Framed: Oval die

Just A Note Card
Stamps: Noted
Ink: Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist and True Black
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz and White
Pattern Paper: Smokey Shadow

Wherever You Go Card
Stamps: Retro Style Graduation
Ink: Limeade Ice, Ocean Tides and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: White
Other: Retro Style die and Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal die

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters (Plus Sentiment Splits Day Five)

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink March countdown! 

Today's group post is all about the new Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters, designed by Betsy Veldman!  What a cool collection!  Clipsters is quickly becoming a new go-to embellishment set for me.  I know it soon will be a go-to for you too!

Check out what I've got for you today.  I've got a bit of my new Sentiment Splits collection mix into the bunch too...
Here I've combined a ton of great elements from Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters with the Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical dies, which I used to die cut panels from shimmer cardstock.
And when I say great, I mean great... Everything you see here is from the Clipster kit (except for the glitter dots).    
Next up, a much simpler take using the same supplies. A panel cut using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die sits at the top of this layout. 
I clipped and embellished it and then finished the card off with a sweet sentiment and tiny flowers from the Clipster stamp set.  
The card above inspired this card here. I grouped and arranged (top and bottom) a few of the same Sentiment Splits die cut pieces on top of an entire sheet of Clipster pattern paper. This is a lot of pattern for me, but I really love the way it turned out.
This sentiment fits perfectly, you could say I love this card lots.  Ha!  The doted piece was die cut from cardstock that had previously been cut by the Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die.
Did I already mention that this clipster kit makes great embellishments?!  Well, I meant it!

Well, that concludes today's look at Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters and Sentiment Splits. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 15th.  More details on these products can be found at the Papertrey Ink blog.

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



It's Your Birthday Card
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White Shimmer and White
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters
Other: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters and Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die
It's A Girl Card
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters
Ink: True Black, Raspberry  Fizz and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: White Linen
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters
Other: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters and Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die

Love You Lots
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters and Sentiment Splits
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters
Other: Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters, Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die and Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die

Friday, March 13, 2015

Introducing Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe (Plus Sentiment Splits Day Four)

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the Papertrey Ink March countdown! 

Today's group post is focused on Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe and its coordinating products, designed by Betsy Veldman!  You're in for a sweet treat!  This collection is as sweet as can be.  Every detail has been so cleverly thought out and it's been a real treat to work with.

Check out what I've got for you today and be sure to hang in there until the end, I've got a couple new sneak peeks of my new Sentiment Splits collection too...
Here's a sweet package for you today!  
This colorful neighborhood was stamped using all four sides of today's featured sweet shoppe.
I accented this colorful block with a few stamped black accents.  Plus, the addition of a Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die cut panel allowed me to stamp a Sweet Shoppe Sentiments sentiment in an unexpected way, just over the edge.
For my dome tag candied stripes was the theme I was going for.  This sheet of pattern paper, from the Watercolor Wonder paper pad, had the strips I was going for and the perfect color combo.
I wanted to be sure the this sweet sweets shoppe would fit tucked in closer to the edge of the dome.  So, I left off the taller store front (a separate piece) and fit the stripped shade at the top edge. It's a bit hard to see in the photo... but all the shop accessories were die cut from white shimmer cardstock.  It's so pretty in person! 

Now on to a few Sentiment Splits samples...
This one features both cuts from the Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal die. The larger size cut from pattern vellum and the smaller from white linen, which was stamped with this stunning floral from Brushed Blooms.  I played around with the arrangement and tweaked the angles a bit.  Kind of a funky layout, but I kind of like it!
Finished the card off with a couple buttons, a satin bow, and a Sentiment Splits sentiment.
This card was really hard to keep under wraps.  I love this one!  I took the Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical... and flipped it. The sentiment is now at the top of the layout.  Not in the split, but above it!
Got a dot theme going on over here... dots in the butterflies, on the pattern paper, and the button is a dot itself. 

Well, that concludes today's look at Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe and Sentiment Splits. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 15th.  More details on these products can be found at the Papertrey Ink blog.

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



Something Sweet For You Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe and Sweet Shoppe Sentiments
Ink: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Other: Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe die and Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die

You're Sweet Dome Tag
Stamps: Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe
Ink: Sweet Blush and True Black
Cardstock: White and White Shimmer
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder Paper Pad
Other: Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe die and Scene It: Basic Baker die

So Happy For You Card
Stamps: Brushed Blooms and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Hawaiian Shores
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: True Black Buttons, 1/4" White Silk Ribbon and Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal die

Celebrate Card
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold
Cardstock: Linen White and Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Smokey Shadow 
Other: Smokey Shadow Button, Cream Baker's Twine and Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Introducing Chicken Scratch (Plus Sentiment Splits Day Three)

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink March countdown! 

Today is the first group post and it's all about the new Chicken Scratch Collection by  Erin Lincoln! This fun set is unlike any other!  It's an amazing concept and I had a blast working with this set!  I may have taken a step out of the box with today's feature, but that just expresses how versatile and great this set truly is!

Check out what I've got for you today.  Be sure to hang in there until the end, I've got a few new sneak peeks of my new Sentiment Splits collection too...
How fun is this Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die?!  This was the base for my stamped panel, I just trimmed off the outer edge before attaching it to my card base.  
Using one of the stitched images, I stamped an ombre heart using these colors... hibiscus burst, melon berry and pure poppy.  Added a few matching embroidery floss stitches and a Sentiment Splits sentiment. 
This stylish flower was stamped using one of the large stitched formations.  Stamped first in pure poppy, rotated, stamped in hibiscus burst, rotated, and stamped in melon berry. 
Finished this one-layer card off with a Sentiment Splits sentiment.
Now on to a few Sentiment Splits samples.
This simple card features a bit of layering, using one portion of the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die.  Smokey shadow under a bit of Gold Luxe Foil pattern paper. 
This second card is virtually the same card as above.  In fact the card above was the start of this one.  This is one versatile layout!
A bit of floral stamping to take this card up a notch!  I'm just loving the melon berry, ocean tides and gray/black combo these days.
This card split was created from a smokey shadow topper and a white linen bottom.  I just flipped the die cut panels around and this not only gives me another look, when using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die, but also allows me to stamp the sentiment front and center.  The curve in the Sentiment Splits sentiments fits in the very center of the cut out when placed at the top. 
A beautiful bouquet to fill in the space.  A touch of Wink of Stella and a melon berry button to finish things off.

Well, that concludes today's look at Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 15th.  More details on these products can be found at the Papertrey Ink blog.

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




XOXO Heart Card
Stamps: Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Other: Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die and embroidery floss

Best Birthday Wishes Card
Stamps: Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen

A Lovely Hello Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Gold Luxe Foil

A Lovely Hello Floral Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits and Quilted: Spring
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides, and Melon Berry
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Gold Luxe Foil

Bouquet Thank You Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits and Bitty Bouquets
Ink: Limeade Ice, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Other: True Black Buttons, Melon Berry Button, Black Baker's Twine and Wink of Stella clear

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sentiment Splits Day Two

Hi there! Welcome to day two of the March Papertrey Ink countdown.  

Today my newest addition to my Stamping Simply line up, the Sentiment Splits collection, is officially being introduced on the Papertrey Ink blog.  Be sure to get all the detail there!  Also, Laura Bassen is focusing on Sentiment Splits too!  I shared a couple project yesterday, featuring these new products of mine.  Today I bring you a couple more...
Yesterday I shared the Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die with you here. Today I bring you the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die.  The obvious focus of this die and its coordinating sentiments is the curve.  There are two panel sizes that can be die cut using this die, the largest size allows you to cover the entire card front.
I die cut my panels from a sheet of Watercolor Wonder paper pad.  Once the panels were attached to the Smokey Shadow card base I heat embossed a coordinating sentiment.  
Here I've used the same Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die, but applied it to a horizontal layout.  This card design utilizes the smaller die cut panels, which were cut from pattern vellum.
I layered the vellum over stamped butterflies and nestled a coordinating sentiment into the open curve. Embellished the card with a few buttons, which also helped hide my adhesive to hold the vellum in place.  I also folded the top portion of the vellum over the edge of the card and adhered the excess to the back side. 

Well, that concludes today's look at Sentiment Splits. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 15th.  Don't forget to stop by Nichole Heady's and Laura Bassen's blogs for more Sentiment Splits details and ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile


Thank You Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder Paper Pad
Other: White Embossing Powder, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die, Cream Baker's Twine and Black Baker's Twine

Butterfly Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Winter Wisteria and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Linen White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Others: Smokey Shadow Buttons, Cream Bakers Twine and Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die
 
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