Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday Style Group Post

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink March Countdown and the second design team group post day. Today's group post is all about showcasing the new Birthday Style, To You From Me along with the Get a Handle On It die collection. I've already been showcasing Birthday Style over the last few days, but for today I as well as the design team have a bunch more to share with you using these new sets!
It's celebration time!  I've got a birthday party ensemble to share with you today that's perfect for such an occasion.  Let me show you what I'm talking about...
Here's a fun ensemble themed around a color combo of mint/aqua, navy and orange.
Let me begin with the festive invitation/birthday card.  Here's a Tip:  As a guide, before stamping the streamer images across the top, I lightly drew a pencil line to mark the placement of the pattern paper strip.
After stamping I could position the pattern paper strip with ease and embellish with a couple coordinating Studio Calico gems.  Then finished the card off with a Sentiment Signs sentiment.
As a parting party gift, here's a happy party favor created from a medium sized glassine bag.
I began by die cutting the notched border strip (included in the Get a Handle On It die collection) from pattern paper and then drew by hand a curly balloon string.  The sentiment strip was stamped with an fancy border (from the To You From Me stamp set) and a "Celebrate" (from the Bountiful Banners stamp set) and then attached to the die cut strip.
Once the notched border strip was fully embellished I used it to seal the glassine bag closed.  Here's How: this was done simply by scoring, folding and attaching up and over the top of the folded glassine bag, using large glue dots.
And then finally... the thank you note.
Featuring a simple and easy to duplicate design.  Here's How:  After trimming a cardstock block to measure  3 7/8" x 5 1/8" I inked the edges by rubbing them across the top of an ink pad.
Using the same ink pad, I stamped a "Thank You" (from the Bountiful Banners stamp set) and a bow (from the Birthday Style stamp set).  Then finished the card off with a tiny rhinestone.

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... Birthday Style, To You From Me along with the Get a Handle On It die collection  will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 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!


Party Card...

Party Favor Bag...

Thank You Note Card Set...


  1. Love. All. Of course. Especially the inky edges of the stationery. I'd forgotten that trick.

  2. Love it so much! THe clean and simple white space it fabulous!

  3. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! And like Cristina, I love the inked edges - so perfectly coordinated. Thanks for your inspiration, Maile!

  4. Oh my this is so gorgeous Maile!!!! you are such a brilliant designer. Hugs! Mojca

  5. Nice cards and party favor bag! Love the sentiment on the b.d. card and the balloon on the tag w/the sentiment over it looks great. Simply sweet t.y. notes. I often use white on white, inking the edges of the top panel for definition. I've never inked them as thick/bold as you have. I love the look and will give it a try. TFS :)

  6. SUPER JOB on your Birthday Stamp Set Maile!!!!!!!!!!!!! (CREATING IT!) It looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Streamers!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND your Thank you card is GREAT TOO! :) LOVE the little edge of color on your paper! (Makes you think there's more paper behind there!)

  7. Beautiful! Your Thank You cards are just stunning.

  8. I love those thank you cards - and plan on making them for my granddaughter. She will need them for her upcoming wedding. Thank you so much for the great idea and the inspiration.

  9. The glassine bags are such a great idea for party favors, and love how cool they look with the banner folder over and the ballon on it! More and more ways to use this clever set - wonderful, thank you!

  10. What a SUPER FUN party ensemble!!! LOVE the color combo, those simple yet AWESOME thank you notes, and the adorable favor bags!!!!!!!

  11. Awesome cards and treat bag! I am in love with this set! A must have!
    Thanks for your wonderful designs and inspiration!

  12. The balloon on the glassine bag is gorgeous. What color ink is that?

  13. I love your birthday party set! It's just adorable! I adore that new Birthday Style stamp set...can't wait to get that one!

  14. Oh la!! So very pretty, Maile :)

  15. "Because we could all use a few more thank-yous, Southern Living is kicking off its first ever Write a Thank You Note Day on Wednesday, March 20th. Mark the first day of Spring with a note of gratitude to a friend, relative, or even the coffee barista who always gets your order just right." Your darling cards would be perfect for Thank You Note Day.

    1. Beverly, that's so good to know. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. Just delightful, Maile. I love those fun banners. Perfectly designed.

  17. Nice birthday style gift bags. I like it very much.

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