Monday, April 14, 2014

Desktop Design

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink April countdown and the second design team group post day. Today's group post is focused on the new set Desktop Design.  Nichole Heady has done a stellar job with this unique idea! It's been fun working with this set and coming up with two card designs, one simple and one complicated. I've also challenged myself to incorporate both a traditional and non-traditional application into both.   

Here's how I was inspired to use this set...
Here's a happy duo.  I stuck with an elegant color combo of gold, true black, smokey shadow and soft stone.
First up, a simple design featuring a unique use for the school paper lines.  
I stamped them in soft stone as a base to help ground the telephone as well as the sentiment.  I just love the touch of gold for the phone, kind of gives it a more realistic look.
This next one, even though still simple, features a few more touches that add to the complexity of this card.  I've also used the desk here for its traditional purpose. 
The desk was heat embossed in white onto a craft paper die cut.
A touch of class was added by pulling out the gold ink again for the typewriter and desk draw pulls.

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... everything you've seen peek of today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning April 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!


Happy Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Desktop Design
Ink: Soft Stone, True Black and Gold
Cardstock: White

Hello. Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Desktop Design
Ink: Versamark, True Black and Gold
Cardstock: Rustic White
Pattern Paper: Smokey Shadow
Others: White Embossing Powder and Desktop Design Die Collection


  1. Simple and clean. I like the look of the desk being vintage; so appropriate for the stamp set being used.

  2. Love the distressed paint job on your desk and touches of gold. Fun!

  3. Love your color choices and fun designs.

  4. Such great cards. So bright and cheerful and the beauty seems to lie in the creativity...

  5. Fantastic designs, Maile! Love the color combos---especially the touch of gold---fabulous!

  6. What wonderful cards, Maile!! Love your CAS take with the Desktop Design set/dies--Stunning! XOXO-Shari

  7. I very much like your choice of colors. Very pretty.

  8. Super cute cards! I love this retro office set!

  9. Love all your gold details. Makes a really classy card.