Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Sunshine

Hello and welcome to the third day of the Papertrey Ink June Countdown and the first Design Team group post. Today's post is all about the new Hello Sunshine stamp set & the new Sunrise impression plate. We each chose an inspiration piece of some sort that serves as a jumping point for a set of cards.  I'm also helping Nichole showcase today products and I've got a lot to share with you today. Let me get started...
First up, the inspiration piece (found via Pinterest here) which inspired the first two cards...
For my first card, I began by drawing inspiration from the umbrella. First, by choosing to use a color combo of Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Melon Berry, Soft Stone, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist.  Which I used when stamping the die cut sun rays.
Second, by arranging the die cut sun rays to form the shape of an umbrella, as if your looking down on one.  Then finished the card off with a sentiment from the We Go Together stamp set. 
The layout of this next card was roughly inspired by the photo above.  I pulled out the clouds and placed the focal point in about the same position as the umbrella.
I began by impressing a Lemon Tart panel using the Sunrise impression plate.  Then stamped the Hello Sunshine sentiment onto a white panel and attached both the a kraft card base.  Finished the card off with a felt circle and a few die cut clouds.
These next few cards were not inspired by the photo above, just pulled them out of my little old brain.  This card began with a sunny topper, which I stamped in Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise inks.
Finished the card off with a few die cut clouds and a sunny sentiment.  All images and the sentiment are from Hello Sunshine.
I love how well these hot air balloons (from Up, Up & Away) pair with the Sunshine impression plate!  I began by impressing a Rustic White panel and then attached it to a Smokey Shadow card base.
Then die cut, stamp (in a color combo of Sweet Blush, Melon Berry & Terracotta Tile) and attach the hot air balloons.  Stamped a Hello Sunshine sentiment and finished the card off with a Smokey Shadow button.
Last, but not least... a little something out of the ordinary.  I took the sun rays and stamped them in a super trendy color combo of Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Melon Berry and Lemon Tart.
Stamped them all along the base and finished it all off with a sentiment (from the We Go Together stamp set) to create a simple and modern card.

Well, there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed! Just remember that both the Hello Sunshine stamp set & the new Sunrise impression plate will be available beginning June 15, at Papertrey Ink. 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!


For The Record Card

Wherever You Go Card

You Bring Sunshine Card

Sending You A Little Sunshine Card

You Make Me Happy Card


  1. As if the sun came out! Love your work.

  2. Really gorgeous, Maile! Hello Sunshine is an amazing stamp set. Love what you've created:)

  3. You so know you are my favorite card maker, period, right?! Wow I LOVED these cards, especially the sunny ones and the hot air balloon one as well!!! Wow... When I grow up, I want to be just like you! LOVE your style!!!

  4. those are stunning, really! LOVE esp the hot air balloon card!

  5. Such a gorgeous card Maile

    Hugs Anita

  6. Special love for your first two cards!! Love the hombre look!

  7. Love, love, love your cards Maile!!! You totally rocked the sunburst!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Beautiful cards, and especially the bottom card with the pastel colors.

  9. i really like this SUNSHINE set from PTI.
    Nice cards Maile!

  10. Gorgeous cards Maile! I just adore the one with balloons, perfect! Hugs! Mojca

  11. love those balloons. your style is so flawless!

  12. Maile - beautiful cards, so crisp and stylish :)

    LOVE the "wherever you go..." card - love how you snipped the lemon tart impressed panel down and added clouds - Marvelous :)

  13. yours cards are so great for special events ,generic but beautiful

  14. That last card just makes me so happy. I really love the way the colors overlap.

  15. Yeah, okay, MUST HAVE! Dang, you are SO good!

  16. I'm so envious of your ability to make such clean and simple cards, I could pull my hair out by the roots. Really! Here's to your talent from a bald person.

  17. Incredible cards. You really show how versatile this new set is!

  18. I absolutely love all your cards, especially the 2nd one, great creativity with this set.

  19. One fantastic card after the next, Maile! Each one is lovely, creative, inspiring! Love this ensemble and it is definitely on my "buy" list! :)

  20. Such SUNderful work Maile! You never fail to inspire me!

  21. Your sunshine cards are GORGEOUS! You have such a unique style, and i LOVE it. I can always expect something truly remarkable from you! What a wonderful talent you have. Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects!!!

  22. Maile-you are so super amazing! I LOVE what you did on the first card, it looks amazing! I love the "rays" of the sun on the second one-so cool!
    The stamping looks wonderful on the third, such great colors! The balloons are so sweet on the fourth card and I LOVE the stamping on the last super gorgeous! You are so very talented!

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