Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Bridal Challenge

Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire day is here!!!  The first challenge of the day...  the Bridal Challenge.  Create an all-white wedding card. Exception to the rule is that the sentiment can be stamped or added in a neutral color.  Check out my submission...
To start things off I stamped the "congratulations" from the Swoosh stamp set in black.
For a bit of white on white layering and texture I die cut branches from polka dot vellum using the Branch Out die and stapled them into place.

If your wondering what's going on today, wondering what the winner of the challenge will receive, or just wanting to participate... check out Nichole Heady's blog for all the detail.  Looking forward to seeing what you all create for this challenge.  If you are familiar with my style, then you know I'm all about the white!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maile





Congratulations Card
Stamps: Swoosh
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: Tiny Attacher, 1/4" White Silk Ribbon, and Clear Rhinestones

Friday, August 28, 2015

SAF Free Exclusive Set!

Have you seen it?!  Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire is tomorrow!  And this is the stamp set to celebrate the occasion...
Isn't it stunning?!  This is the Limited Edition Fashion Sense set.  A little info for you...
Fashion Sense will ONLY be available on Stamp-a-faire day to all customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase. All orders made between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST on Stamp-a-faire Day (August 29, 2015) that total $100 (before shipping) will receive the set for FREE!  You will still earn Rewards Points on your order too, so it's an amazing offer!
So, make your wishlists and plan to participate tomorrow!  In the mean time here are a couple samples putting this beautiful set on the run way.
Here I've paired Fashion Sense with a sheet of pattern paper from the Black & White All Over pattern paper pad and a touch of silver cardstock.
 I love to keep things simple and that's exactly what I've done here. 
The touch of gold takes things up a notch.

Visit Papertrey Ink blog for all the details and to keep up with all the fun.  Also, be sure to visit the rest of the design team.  They are gonna amaze you today with their own Fashion Sense projects...
Thanks for stopping by!

Maile





Friendship Card
Stamps: Fashion Sense
Ink: Sweet Blush and True Black
Cardstock: White and Luxe Silver
Pattern Paper: Black & White All Over
Other: 1/4" White Silk Ribbon


Kindness Card
Stamps: Fashion Sense
Ink: True Black and Gold
Cardstock: White

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink August 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!...
Enclosed: Leaf by Dawn McVey.
I impressed the leaf veins into gold acrylic paint, a technique I share previously here
 Pumpkin Patch and Scribbled Sentiments by Lizzie Jones.

Quilted: Autumn by Betsy Veldman and Keep It Simple: Home by Nichole Heady.

Tucked In: New Home by Dawn McVey on the inside.

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hallows Eve Inspiration

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! 
We're doing Halloween big with one huge dedicated group post! We've all been having fun with today featured products and have come up with fun and fresh Halloween projects.  The design team has got you covered!

Looking for something simple to whip up, check it out!...
 Up first, Petite Places: Spooky Manor and the Scene It: Hallows Eve dies.
A little layering of silver and black cardstock to create the layered background, but all focus is on the two toned Spooky Manor.
Here's a little Make It Market Mini Kit: Halloween Pin-Ups love.
The vampire man was creating using the Halloween Pin-Ups dies and pattern paper pack.  The sentiment was also from the kit, but the bats were cut using the Haunted Headstones die set.
 Next... Haunted Headstones.
A simple one layer card stamped in a color combo of plum pudding, lavender moon and orange zest.  Stamped the row of stones first and then finished the card off with a strip of glitter tape. 
The last one is simple, yet sweet. It features the Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn dies.  In stead of the typical shaker style, I kept things simple by stamping a sentiment between the stacked die cut shaker shapes.  A little wrapping of bakers twine from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Halloween Pin-Ups kit to finish things off.

Well, that concludes today's look at the new Halloween products. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning August 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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Introducing Choose Joy + Twig Wreath

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! 
For today's group post we embrace rustic simplicity and messages from the heart.  When you've got a great image and a heartfelt sentiment, not a whole lot more is needed to create the perfect card.  Thanks to today's featured sets, Chose Joy and Twig Wreath, these necessities are easy to come by.
And so, I've created a simply designed card duo for you.  My inspiration can be found here.
A little black and gold can go a long way, both pop off of a white card base beautifully.
Here's a shot of Choose Joy in action. Here's a Tip:  Stamp the sentiment first and use it as a guideline when stamping your image and placing your sentiment strips.
Next, a one layer card featuring Twig Wreath.

Well, that concludes today's look at the new Choose Joy + Twig Wreath stamp sets. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning August 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




Black and Gold Card Duo
Stamps: Choose Joy and Twig Wreath
Ink: True Black and Gold
Cardstock: White
Other: Black Rhinestones

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Autumn Style

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown!
Today is the first group post and it's all about updating traditional autumn looks in a more trendy, modern way.  The new Brushed Off stamp set makes it all happen, and what a cool and trendy set this is!  Perfect for fall, or any season.  Just change up the colors of your favorite design and you've got yourself a new, cool card.

We are also pairing this set with new dies, Leaf Silhouettes die set and Branching Out die.  Check it out!...
Let's begin with these marvelous colors.  I mean, bring on the sweaters!  Kraft, scarlet jewel, autumn rose and orange zest make for such a cozy color combo.  I love it!
Here's How:  I started with the summer sunrise and overlapped the edges of one of the Brushed Off image each time I stamped from one color to the next.
This one features the Branching Out die and the Super Swoosh "hello" die.  Cutting them from neutral colors allows them to pop off the colorful backdrop.  A few tiny staples hold everything into place.
Same idea as the first card, just swapped sides.  This simple stamped design could easily be recreated in any color combo you desire.
Here I've used the Leaf Silhouettes die set and the Super Swoosh "congratulations" die.  Again, a few tiny staples hold everything into place.
Well, that concludes today's look at the Brushed Off stamp set, Leaf Silhouettes die set and Branching Out die. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning August 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






Autumn Style Card Duo
Stamps: Brushed Off
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose and Summer Sunrise
Cardstock: Kraft, White, and True Black
Other: Leaf Silhouettes die set, Branching Out die, Super Swoosh, and Tiny Attacher

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fall Florals

Hi there! Welcome to day one of the August Papertrey Ink countdown.  

So glad you could join me!  Today I bring you a look at one of Dawn McVey's new sets. Fall Florals... A gorgeous new floral set that's perfect for fall, and honestly... all year around!  Create some unique floral accents with this set of products. Play with layering for lots of options. Give it an autumn look with oranges and yellow, or experiment with pinks and purples for looks appropriate for other seasons.
My first sample is perfectly suited for fall.  It's muted color combo of tropical teal, true black, autumn rose and gold inks look perfectly cozy on a sweet blush card base.
A few black rhinestones and a sentiment from the Scripted stamp set finish the card off perfectly.
Today entire ensemble sticks to an overall color theme of pinks, oranges, and teals.  Yet, it lends itself to two completely different looks.  Proving just how versatile the Fall Florals stamp set truly is.
My first card yields a softer look, these two are a bold contrast. They feature a color combo of black, tropical teal, Hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, and orange zest that pops off of the white card base.
As for the ink application, this one features a bit of stamping with water.  Here's How:  I inked up the solid flower bases, sprayed it with a bit of water, and then stamped.  Over that I stamped the dots in the same color.
Here's How: I embossed the sentiment in black and then simply stamped the solid circles over that.  Here's a Tip:  To prevent smearing, press a paper towel onto the embossing to pickup the excess ink.

Well, that concludes today's look at Fall Florals. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning August 15th

Now, be sure to visit Papertrey Ink blog for more details on today's featured new product.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile




Hello There Card
Stamps: Fall Florals and Scripted
Ink: Tropical Teal, True Black, Autumn Rose, and Gold
Cardstock: Sweet Blush
Other: Black Rhinestones

Bold Birthday Duo
Stamps: Fall Florals
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, True Black, Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: White
Other: Black Embossing Powder and Black Rhinestones
 
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