Sunday, May 10, 2015

Enclosed: Star and Southwestern Style

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

I am so excited about today feature!  Today I bring you a look at Dawn's new set... Enclosed: Star.  Stars are so versatile and that is proven true with this new enclosed set. Embellish the star by stamping the patterned points multiple times. Use the word frame and companion sentiment stamps to customize it for the occasion. Have fun layering or keep things simple, the choice is yours!

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

I've got quite the assortment! Check it out...

This super star takes center stage.  It was stamped using two inks... hawaiian shores and enchanted evening.
As a guide, I embossed the "Super" star die onto the card front and stamped within the lines.  Then topped it all off with a die cut silver star and embellished with a few embossed silver tiny stars.
Here's an out of the box idea... I took the star points and hand stamped a bold border pattern.
Then layered black accents to create an even bolder focal point, emphasizing the sentiment. 
Here I've paired the word frame with a sheet from the Black & White All Over pattern paper pad.  The tiny star from the Enclosed: Star set was stamped in coordinating colors onto each balloon.
The frame was die cut from shimmer cardstock and then colored using the watercolor smooshing technique.
Up, next... Southwestern Style.  Southwestern and tribal patterns and motifs are popping up all over in both the fashion and decor industries, and this set will let you apply it to your paper crafting projects too!  Layer these fun patterns and designs with clever color combinations.  Make entire backgrounds, borders and focal points.
Here's a bold black and white pattern stamped using three of the pattern strips included in the set.
A sentiment (also included in the set) and a tiny strip of gold to finish this card off beautifully. 
Focal points are a cinch with this southwesterny focal images.  It comes in two pieces, perfect for creating a multi-color look.
This is a pretty color combo of gold, melon berry and kraft.  A sentiment a few strips of gold cardstock stapled into place to finished the card off.

Well, that concludes today's look at Enclosed: Star and Southwestern Style. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning May 15th

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Super Star Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Star
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, True Black and Versamark
Cardstock: White, Enchanted Evening and Luxe Silver
Other: Enclosed: Star Die and Silver Embossing Powder

A Super Day Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Star
Ink: Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding and True Black
Cardstock: White
Other: Black Rhinestones and Enclosed: Star Die

I Think You're Super Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Star
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice and True Black
Cardstock: White and Shimmer White
Pattern Paper: Black & White All Over
Other: Enclosed: Star Die

Cheers To You Card
Stamps: Southwestern Style
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White, True Black and Luxe Gold
Other: Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die

Have A Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Southwestern Style
Ink: True Black, Kraft, and Melon Berry, and Gold
Cardstock: White and Luxe Gold
Other: Tiny Attacher


  1. Envious of the way you make patterns with random stamp elements!!!

  2. Only you could have made these fabulous cards. Sigh.

  3. Smooshing on shimmer cardstock? Brilliant!

  4. Your out of the box star points are just great! Such an inspiration.

  5. Maile, you are the best random image stamper I know. Your "out of the box" star points look awesome. Glad I don't have to pick a favorite because each card is brilliant.

  6. Love how you used the large star over the background stamping.

  7. Wow awesome cards, love that Star!!

  8. Love your 'super' style, Maile! Gold, melon berry & kraft... awesome in your hands!

  9. Hi Maile Belles,
    I would LOVE to see a MIM video of you teaching us to do this GREAT work!

    María Alba

  10. Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!!