Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Daydreamer Revisited

Thanks for joining me today for the July Papertrey Ink Senior DT Challenge. This time around we are bringing back Daydreamer!
 This versatile floral set is one that caters to many different styles.  It's super easy to work with and these gorgeous images are timeless.  This is a classic set that will fit in with any stamp collection.  
I've got a couple simple projects that give this set a bit of a modern touch. Check them out!...
An overall black and white color combo with a small pop of color is currently a very modern color trend.  This is the theme I bring you today.  First up the black, white and melon berry combo.
This card began with a polka dotted pattern paper sheet from the Black & White All Over paper pad.  Using melon berry ink I stamped a small grouping of flowers, leaves and dots from the Daydreamer stamp set.  On top of that I layered the hand cut sentiment strips with dimensional adhesive.
I'll finish off today with a black, white and aqua mist combo.  These stems and flowers were a cinch to stamp!  These cool flowers are perfectly modern too!
More hand trimmed sentiment strips, this time attached just over the edge. Here's a Tip: To make room for the overhang I trimmed a 1/4" from the edge of the cards base.  PS... I was in too much of a hurry to even notice my mistake when adhering my sentiment.  Ha!
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 Daydreamer goodness...
Thanks for stopping by today!

Maile




Modern Dreams Card Duo
Stamps: Daydreamer
Ink: True BLack and Melon Berry
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Aqua Mist and Black & White All Over
Other: Black Rhinestones

Monday, June 15, 2015

Papertrey Ink June Release Projects

The Papertrey Ink June 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!...
Make It Market Mini Kit- Still Life: Summer by Betsy Veldman.

Stacked Statements by Betsy Veldman.
Added a little mist of water to the image before stamping.
Good Times by Heather Nichols.
Added a touch of rhinestones to a few of the dots.
Petite Places: Happy Camper by Betsy Veldman.

Caution: Another Year Older by Lexi Daly.
Plus more Good Times by Heather Nichols.
Enclosed: Cupcake by Dawn McVey.


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




Fruity Thanks
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit- Still Life: Summer
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White and True Black
Pattern Paper: Make It Market Mini Kit- Still Life: Summer
Other: Black Rhinestones and Black Baker's Twine

Hello There
Stamps: Stacked Statements
Ink: Sweet Blush, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Water Mister

Celebrate Big
Stamps: Good Times
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Tipped Tops die, Good Times die, and Black Rhinestones

Let The Adventure Begin
Stamps: Petite Places: Happy Camper
Ink: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Petite Places: Happy Camper Die and Scene It: Mountain View Die

Wish Big
Stamps: Caution: Another Year Older and Good Times
Ink: True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst and Sweet Blush
Cardstock: True Black and White
Other: Good Times die

Celebrate
Stamps: Enclosed: Cupcake
Ink: Sweet Blush
Cardstock: White and Shimmer White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum and Make It Market Mini Kit- Still Life: Summer
Other: Enclosed: Cupcake die, Melon Berry Button, and Cream Twine

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Big Balloon Ideas

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

Hooray!!!  Today's group post is all about balloons. And we bring you a great bunch of product!  Balloons can be used to celebrate a number of occasions.  I've chose to celebrate the occasion I create for the most.. a birthday.  Honestly, I could never run out of birthday inspiration.  I hope you'll enjoy what I have for you today.

Here are the items I am showcasing today...
  • Cover Plate: Balloon Bash die
  • Shaker Shapes: Balloon dies
  • Balloon Strings dies
  • Tucked In: Birthday stamp set
Take a look...
I've used the Cover Plate: Balloon Bash die to die cut a piece of Hooray pattern paper and mounted it onto a white card base on an angle.
Using colors from the pattern paper, raspberry fizz and orange zest, I die cut balloons using the Birthday Style die.  I rolled the edges of the balloons in versamark ink for a bit of a shaded look and curled them a bit before attaching them with dimensional adhesive.  From the Shaker Shapes: Balloon dies I used the "hooray!" cut from black cardstock.
I embellished the inside too.  I first stamped a sentiment from the Tucked In: Birthday stamp set and then placed balloon strings on either side, as if to make them appear to have balloons attached that are floating away.  May take a bit of imagination to see it that way though.

Well, that concludes today's look at the good old balloon. As for my new set... Ahoy, I just plum ran out of time to create a card to share in today's blog post.  So sorry.

However, just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning June 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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

More Birthday Inspiration

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

Today's group post is focused on birthdays!  I bring you a look at the Hooray stamp set and papers by Lizzie Jones. This is an occasion to celebrate!  Every item being showcased today, by the PTI design team, is something to get excited about.  You're gonna love it all!  
Check out the birthday ensemble I've assembled for you today, and be sure to hang in there until the end, I've got a peek of my new Ahoy stamp set too.
This adorable party hat is perfect for the star of the day.  It was created using the Party Hat die and embellished with a few stamps from the Hooray stamp set.  It was topped with an adorable little poof created with a bit of black baker's twine, here how to make one of your own.  Also stapled a couple ribbon ties into place before embellishing.
The aqua mist grossgrain ribbon was glued and scrunched into place with some hot glue.  Black die cuts, from the Party Hat die, were used to finish off this special hat.
This Cupcake Box die is the cutest!!!  It was cut from pattern vellum, wrapped with raspberry fizz baker's twine and topped with a die cut "birthday".  The black cardstock sentiment was simply tied into place with the bow.
A matching card to finish off the ensemble. 
My inspiration for today blog post actually began with this little link, or the photo above. It sparked the card design, the colors used, and the pop of black that I chose to work with.  
The Hooray stamp set and papers were a perfect match.
These die cut layered stars are from the Party Hat die. 
As I mentioned above, here a quick look at my new stamp set... Ahoy.  This picture does this simple card no justice, the watercolor stamping for the waves look so much better in person.  I've got to catch the sun in just the right spot during the day to get the best photos, I obviously caught it at the wrong time for these shots.  Anyways, the waves were stamped in a color combo of aqua mist, spring rain and smokey shadow.
I topped it all off with a die cut rope and anchor and finished the card off with a sentiment.  All done up in smokey shadow ink.

Well, that concludes today's look at the new Hooray stamp set and papers, and the Ahoy stamp set. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning June 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



Birthday Ensemble
Stamps: Hooray
Ink: Berry Sorber, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and True Black
Cardstock: Linen White, White, True Black and Summer Sunrise
Pattern Paper: Hooray Pattern Paper Pad
Other: Black and Raspberry Fizz Baker's Twine, Aqua Mist Ribbon, Cup Cake Box Die, Party Hat Die and Tiny Attacher

Anchors Away Card
Stamps: Ahoy
Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Rain and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: White
Other: Ahoy die

Friday, June 12, 2015

Inspiration By the Sea

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

Today is the first group post and it's all about gaining inspiration from the sea. We are showcasing two new sets today... Guiding Light and Ahoy.  Along with other new coordinating items... the Cover Plate: Waves and Light of Life sentiment stamp set.

Take a look...

Most of you are already pretty familiar with my new stamp set, Ahoy, since I've already been sharing samples over the last couple days.  Today I bring you one more!  The focus this time... the ship.  The sails are together in one stamp and the base/pole are another.  I carefully inked each sail a different color, soft stone and spring rain. 
I nestled the tiny boat, rope, and tiny anchor into a portion of the die cut Cover Plate: Waves.  Then finished the card off with a Keep It Simple: Praying For You sentiment.
Here's a look at Guiding Light and Light of Life, they pair perfectly together. 
These waves are leftover pieces from the Cover Plate: Waves die cut used on the card above. With the use of an enchanted evening ink pad I watercolor each piece with the smooshing technique.

Well, that concludes today's look at Guiding Light and Ahoy. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning June 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




Praying For You Card
Stamps: Ahoy and Keep It Simple: Praying For You
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Soft Stone, and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Cover Plate: Waves and Ahoy Die 

John 1:5 Card
Stamps: Guiding Light and Light of Life
Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black, Enchanted Evening, and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: White
Other: Cover Plate: Waves and Guiding Light Die 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ahoy

Hi there! Welcome back for day two of the June Papertrey Ink countdown.  I am so excited to feature my newest set again today... Ahoy.  

Here's a quick look...
This time I've got for you two one-layer cards, and the anchor takes the show.
I quickly stamped an anchor pattern using the colors blueberry sky, soft stone and spring rain.  A focal point was created using the rope image and sentiment.
This back drop was created using the second wave option included in the Ahoy stamp set.  The first wave option was showcased yesterday, here.
Here's a quick rundown of what you get in the Ahoy stamp set...
  • 2 build-able boat parts
  • 2 types of waves
  • 7 supportive images
  • 7 sentiments
All are made to coordinate seamlessly. 

Well, that concludes today's look at Ahoy. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning June 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




Anchor Card Duo
Stamps: Ahoy
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Soft Stone, and True Black
Cardstock: White

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bloomers, Scripted, and Ahoy

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

I am so excited about today's feature!  Today I bring you a look at a couple of Dawn McVey's new sets. Bloomers... A gorgeous new floral set that will leave you smitten!  Scripted... Script style sentiments that are a bit unique compared to others on the market.  You can stamp them directly onto your card, or make a bigger impact with a larger version of the dies. It's especially nice that you can still use the companion sentiments with the dies even thought they are larger!

After that, I'll have for you a peek at the next design in my Stamping Simply line up... Ahoy!  Hang in there until the end, you won't want to miss it.  

I've got quite the assortment! Check it out...
"Many Blessings", from the Scripted stamp set, was stamped repeatedly onto a die cut Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical panel in soft stone ink, using the same idea I previously shared here.
Over that, I layered the Bloomers images in melon berry, winter wisteria, aqua mist and true black.  Mounted the stamped panel using dimensional adhesive, and then finished the card off with gold dots and a sentiment (also from Scripted).
This simple little number focuses on the floral starburst center image from Bloomers. I stamped it in gold onto the other half of my die cut Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical panel, left over from the card above.
I mounted this stamped piece flush against the card base, then for a bit of dimension I attached the "Just Because" die cut (from Scripted) using foam adhesive.  A simple design, but the gold and black really make it pop.
For this project I pulled out a pattern paper sheet from the Black & White All Over paper pad.
Stamped a few Bloomers, attached a "Birthday Girl" (from Scripted), embellished with rhinestones, and added a black cardstock corner. A few easy steps and two great stamp sets helped me transformed this simple piece of paper.

Next, let us move on to the newest stamp set and die combo in my Stamping Simply lineup... Ahoy.
This nautical set is perfect for creating projects for all ages. With the neat ocean elements, stylish sentiments and nautical icons, you will be able to create all kinds of different projects. 
This one's great for a graduate, a friend setting off for vacation, someone who's about to embark on a new path in life, or even for a birthday as they begin another fun year in life.  Just a note... the circle and rope are both separate dies, I just layered the two together.  Also, keep in mind as we progress through this release week, that this one rope image will prove to be a very versatile piece.
I used the same waves as above, but this time stamped this strip three times in enchanted evening, blue berry sky and spring rain. 
I then mounted a tag with staples and stamped a sentiment.  This tiny tag is a much smaller version of the Tag Sale #5, it also comes with a matching image. Isn't this font just too much fun?!

Well, that concludes today's look at BloomersScripted and Ahoy. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning June 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




On Your Birthday Card
Stamps: Bloomers and Scripted
Ink: Soft Stone, Melon Berry, Winter Wisteria, and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Gold Dots and Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die

Just Because Card
Stamps: Bloomers and Scripted
Ink: Gold
Cardstock: White
Other: Scripted Die and Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die

You are Such A Joy Bloomers Card
Stamps: Bloomers and Scripted
Ink: Melon Berry, Winter Wisteria, and True Black
Cardstock: White and True Black
Pattern Paper: Black & White All Over
Other: Black Rhinestone

Enjoy The Adventure Card
Stamps: Ahoy
Ink: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Blue Rhinestones and Ahoy Die

Ahoy Little Sailor Card
Stamps: Ahoy
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, and Spring Rain
Cardstock: White
Other: Tiny Attacher, Red Baker's Twine, and Ahoy Die
 
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