Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink & My Favorite Things

Let the festivities begin!!! It's Papertrey Ink's 5th anniversary and today marks the start of the countdown celebration. I am super excited to be apart of the design team for yet another fun year! Today, we each bring you our Top 5, five of our favorite Papertrey Ink products. My list consists of...
  1. 1/4" White Silk Ribbon, because I can't get enough of this stuff. This ribbon adds just the right amount of detail to any simple project. It can easily be wrapped around a card base once (or even twice), colored with Copic Markers (to match any color combo) or threaded and tied through a button.
  2. Buttons (of any and all colors), these are my go-to embellishments. I love to finish a card off with a trio of these little treasures.
  3. Rustic White Cardstock, perfect for a neutral card base and I go through this stuff like crazy.
  4. Rosie Posie, one of my current faves. Love that this set includes many versatile flower images plus background building strips.
  5. Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, because Chevrons are everywhere these days!

So that's my list. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Teams Top 5's...

Are you up for a fabulous prize package? Be sure to stop by Nichole Heady's blog and leave her a comment for a chance to win the Design Team Favorites product collection.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Such a pretty card! Love the chevrons and the circles.

  2. AMAZING card - love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing your top five faves with us all. Thanks also for the amazing inspiration.

  3. Wonderful card - love the bright colors with the craft cardstock! Thank you so much!

  4. Thank you for sharing your top 5 favorites, Maile. Your cards are always my greatest inspiration, your blog is my go-to when I need ideas!

  5. Beautiful card, Maile! I am a HUGE fan of your classy work--clean & simple cards are my absolute faves!

    Are you on Twitter by any chance?

  6. Like you I go like crazy through my rusric white the card!

  7. Such a fabulous card, Maile! I'm with you on the buttons - such a fun finish to any project.

  8. Hi Maile!

    Happy Pti anniversary! I'm happy that you are in the DT, 'cause I really love your style of card-making and it's different from the rest of the DT. It's always so wonderful to see how many projects styles there can be created with the same sets of stamps! I love the stamp sets you've designed the past year and I hope there will be more. For the challenge today, I used your card! That's certainly one of my faves as well! You can see my post here:
    It was so lovely to make it! But yours is better! :-D
    Wishing you a lovely day and thanks for all the inspiration!

    Hugs, Wendy

  9. Maile, you've added so much to truly are an inspiration. :) That is why it shouldn't come as much surprise that I chose to use your project to inspire me. :) Thanks again!

  10. This is such a fabulous card Maile! You were my choice to create a card from! Yours is way better than mine but I wanted to say thank you for the inspiration!! You are an amazing talent!!

  11. I think your work put CAS design on the map! Love your gorgeous, clean designs!

  12. Beautiful, Maile! Love your style! I was inspired by this and made a card of my own:

    Can't wait to see all your projects this month!

  13. Love your strong simple style. Every time I try to CASE your work, I realize how hard it is :)

  14. I wanted to let you know that I am very inspired by your talent and creativity. I love your clean style. I like it so much that you were my inspiration for this week's PTI anniversary contest. Imagine my surprise to see your kind comment on my blog!! I am looking forward to seeing all of your new creations for the coming year! Thanks for all that you do!

  15. I am a blog subscriber and I absolutely love your art and your sets that you design! I cased your card and it can be found here:
    I used your Modern Basics which is my favorite set of yours!

  16. Hi Maile,
    More of a lurker here but have come out from hiding to share the love for PTI's birthday :)
    You blow me away with your use of stamps every month - what looks like a simple card is much more. Simple needs to be perfect in color and placement/design and you ROCK at that BIG TIME! (You've MADE me buy SO MANY sets of stamps I didn't think I needed LOL)


  17. where can I get more info on Movers and Shakers products, and the "poppers spiral"