Monday, September 15, 2014

Papertrey Ink September Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink September 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!...
Santa's Sleigh and Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings by Nichole Heady.
Played around with a little bit of clear cardstock to nestle the sleigh between snow drifts, which were die cut using the Snow Drift die collection.
 Phrase Play #8 by Nichole Heady.
Paired with poinsettias from the Bells and Boughs stamp set.
Wet Paint Holiday by Nichole Heady.
 Paired with bells from the Bells and Boughs stamp set.
 Birthday Classics: October by Dawn McVey.
Paired with Autumn Acorns stamp set.  The acorns were inked using the Kissing technique, the polka dots are from Polka Dot Basics II and were inked with pinefeather.

All righty, that's all I've got for you today.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams fabulous projects as well...
Thanks for stopping by!

Maile




Season's Greetings Card
Stamps: Santa's Sleigh and Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings
Ink: Palette Noir and True Black
Cardstock: Rustic White and Clear
Pattern Paper: Sparkle & Shine paper collection
Others: Aqua Mist Button, Cream Baker's Twine and Snow Drift die collection

Joy Card
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: Rustic White and Smokey Shadow
Others: Gray Rhinestones, Phrase Play #8 Die

Merry Christmas Card
Stamps: Wet Paint Holiday and Bells and Boughs
Ink: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, True Black, Scarlet Jewel and Limeade Ice
Cardstock: Rustic White

Celebrating On Your Day Card
Stamps: Birthday Classics: October, Autumn Acorns and Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Limeade Ice, Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate and Canyon Clay
Cardstock: Rustic White

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Introducing Book Club

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink September countdown. 

Today's group post is all about books! The new Book Club stamp set offers so many great jumping points for projects!  The rest of the design team and I have a lot to share with you today.  So, let me get started...
Up first a card using one of the sentiments included in the featured stamp set, Book Club.
I paired this congratulatory sentiment with a single butterfly image from the previously released Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.  Stamped it three times in a color combo of sweet blush, limeade ice and ocean tides.  The sentiment was stamped in pinefeather and the card was tied with matching embroidery floss.
Here's a beautifully simple bookmark, made using the new Basic Bookmark #1 die.
Used the same sentiment as the card above, but this time I paired it with butterflies from the Life is Beautiful.  Color combo here... sweet blush and pinefeather.
Up next, I used the same Basic Bookmark #1 die but this time as a tag.
I've paired it with ornaments from Holiday Cheer and a sentiment from 'Tis the Season Sentiments set.
My son has entered second grade this year.  My, how time flies!  He has also become quite the avid reader over the summer, and for this reason I was excited to put these Stitched Bookmarke dies to use.  My idea for these dies was to create a simple yet cool book marker, one that my son would enjoy.
Personalized with his initials, written by hand.  He is so into marking everything with his own initials.
Here's How: I simply made my color selection of embriodery floss and stitched way, wrapping around and around the bookmark, through the holes and tied the ends together on the backside.  The backside almost looks as cool as the front.  My son love these!  Especially the pure poppy, aqua mist and soft stone combo, it matches his room. 

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... everything you've seen peek of today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Introducing Sparkle & Shine, NEW! Shaker Shapes dies

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink September countdown! 

Today's group post is all about the new Sparkle & Shine and Shaker Shapes dies As a follow-up to her popular Shakers & Sprinkles set, Betsy has designed a new set that features lots of sparkle and shine! With tons of sentiment options and looks to achieve, you will never get bored using this set! The coordinating word and sequin dies are sure to be a hit as well!  What an extremely fun collection of goodies!  These bits and pieces have almost unlimited capabilities.  I had a blast working with only a few of the many ideas that had come to mind when brainstorming the possibilities.

Hope you like what I have to share with you today...
First up, a holiday card featuring a non-shaker use for the dies and stamp set.
I die cut the Christmas tree from pinefeather pattern paper.  I have a new found love for this color!  Pinefeather is such a traditional holiday color and I'm having fun pairing it with other colors to create great (and new to me) color combos, perfect for Christmas or any time of the year.  
The Shaker Shapes: Circle die is perfect for creating balloon shakers!  The addition of a hand trimmed balloon end, tied with twine, is really all you need to turn the circle into a fun new shape. 
This non-holiday version features a great color combo of pinefeather, lemon tart, orange zest and sweet blush.
And a little peek at the inside.  This pinefeather is such a deep and beautiful color, it's a great option for sentiments.

Well, that concludes my look at Sparkle & Shine and Shaker Shapes diesJust remember... these products will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 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



Holidays Shine Card
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine and S&S Holiday Additions
Ink: Pinefeather, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: Rustic White
Pattern Paper: Pinefeather Pattern Pack
Others: Shaker Shapes: Tree Die

It's Your Birthday... Card
Stamps: Sparkle & Shine
Ink: Pinefeather
Cardstock: Rustic White and Lemon Tart
Others: Shaker Shapes: Circle Die and Cream Baker's Twine

Friday, September 12, 2014

Monthly Moments: September

Hi there! Welcome to day three of the September Papertrey Ink countdown.  I'm joining the design team today in sharing sneak peeks of the new Monthly Moments: September.  This month's Monthly Moments collection is just fabulous! The stamp set has so many cute images and phrases, perfect for school and all things fall. 

So, let me get right to today's project...
I kept thing super simple, creating a autumn themed one-layer card.
I let this lovely "Autumn" sentiment take center stage and used the tiny leaves to draw your eye right to it. 

Well, that concludes today's look at Monthly Moments: September. Just remember... this set will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

O'Tannenbaum

Hi there! Welcome to day two of the September Papertrey Ink countdown.  I'm here today to share a few samples using one of this months new stamp sets... O'Tannenbaum. This collection of multi-step holiday trees gives you tons of options for Christmas and winter projects! This set allows you to add color and detail quickly and efficiently, especially when mass producing. Pair them up with this great handwritten font and everything will come together perfectly!

Keep in mind that these items will be available for purchase beginning September 15th at Papertrey Ink.  Plus, more info and a detail look at these items can be found on Nichole Heady blog today.

So, let me get right to today's projects...
This first card sets the color theme of my cards today... a combo of ocean tides, pinefeather, gold and rustic white.  A rustic yet traditional color scheme, which I've paired with a few modern touches and layouts.
To give this simple card a bit of interest I stamped the tree base image using the Rock-n-Roll stamping technique.  The gold touches spiff it up a bit. This sentiment is from the soon to be released Keep It Simple: Christmas.
This next card lets the gorgeous handwritten font take center stage.
I randomly stamped the "Season's" portion of the sentiment in the colors of pinefeather, ocean tides and limeade ice.  Honestly, any pretty looking sentiment could be used in the same fashion. A few stamped stars and a gold strip finish this card off perfectly. 
A fun angled edgy look helps to modernize the look of this color combo and card.
I inked up this tree using the same technique as on the top card, giving this tree a two toned look.  Finished it off nicely with a touch of gold inked stars.  The sentiment is from the soon to be released Season's Greetings.

Well, that concludes today's look at O'Tannenbaum. Just remember... this set will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning September 15th

Now, be sure to visit Nichole Heady for the details on today's featured new product.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile

Monday, September 1, 2014

Harvest Berries Revisited

Thanks for joining me today for the September Papertrey Ink Senior DT Challenge. This time around we are bringing back Harvest Berries
Autumn (my favorite season!) is quickly approaching.  Almost no better way to bring in the new season than with the feature of the wonderful Harvest Berries stamp set.  This "oldie" is one that has proven to be very versatile over the years.  
Our goal this month is to share with you just how versatile this set truly is by creating both a traditional autumn themed card and an everyday/year around application of these images.
After browsing Pinterest I chose to work with this photo as my jumping off point for my autumn themed card.
Drawing inspiration from the colors... black and orange with rustic white cardstock.  It's a simple yet bold color combo.  
Typical Halloween colors, but I wanted to challenge myself to use them in a more formal way.  I stamped a background using both the outline and solid leaf images, and then polished the look off with a few large rhinestones.  And that completes the autumn look.
Now, drawing inspiration from my first card I created a second project featuring more of a everyday look.  One that's perfect for use in any season of the year. I stuck with the same basic layout, images, sentiment and embellishment type.
I rotated the layout and changed up the colors to limeade ice, ocean tides and black.

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 Harvest Berries goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!

Maile

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Time After Time Challenge

Hey there! Hope your busily enjoying all the festivities from today... Papertrey Inks Stamp-a-faire!

Our current Time After Time challenge is all about pulling out our early cards, the more amateur the better, and updating them with a more modern look and style.  Here's an oldie of mine...
This stunner (ha!) can be found here.  I've recently had to severely pare down my crafty supplies and card stash to make room for a new baby boy (hard to believe he is nearly 8 months old already) so I no longer have any of my ancient cards on hand and so I turn to my early blogging years for reference. 
I pretty much stuck true to the original mono chromatic melon berry color scheme and basic layout. I updated the pattern to a more modern triangle and polka dot theme.
Angled the sentiment strip and changed out the lace detail for something more clean and simple.  I'd say this card pretty much sums up my current style pretty well.  Quite a change over the years!  Still staying true to clean and simple yet keeping up with the fads.    

It's been fun returning back to the old days!  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
 
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