Saturday, April 12, 2014

Introducing Simple Stars

Hello and welcome to the third day of the Papertrey Ink April countdown and the first Design Team group post! 

Today's group post is all about showcasing the new Simple Stars stamp set and coordinating cover plate die. Our challenge today is to create two projects, one feminine and one masculine, using color combo inspiration found online. 

Check out what I've cooked up for you today...
Two identical projects except for the changing out of colors.
First up, the feminine version. Inspiration photo found here.
This design of today's projects focuses on the Cover Plate: Stars die and is accented with a single sentiment from the Simple Stars stamp set.
And begun with color-blocked backgrounds created using strips of colored cardstock, trimmed to varying sizes, and attached to a card base.
Color combo inspired by the inspiration photo above... berry sorbet, melon berry, sweet blush and harvest gold. A little touch of black ribbon and a sentiment finished the card off perfectly.
The masculine inspiration piece can be found here.
I was inspired to use a color combo of... tropical teal, aqua mist, spring rain and soft stone.
This masculine version was finished off nicely with a touch of white enamel dots and a sentiment strip accented with a tiny black star.

Well, that concludes my look at Simple StarsJust remember... this stamp set and die 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!


Wish Upon a Birthday Star (feminine version)
Stamps: Simple Stars
Ink: True Black
Carstock: Berry Sorber, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush and Harvest Gold
Others: True Black Satin Ribbon and Cover Plate: Stars die

Wish Upon a Birthday Star (masculine version)
Stamps: Simple Stars
Ink: True Black
Carstock: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain and Soft Stone
Others: White Enamel Dots by Queen&Co and Cover Plate: Stars die


  1. Love the color combinations and the use of them as background. Very creative!!

  2. The way you color blocked with paper strips makes for a great looking card that's EASY to achieve. The colors in the masculine card are sublime. Hope you and your family, including your newest little one, are all doing well.

  3. LOVE, LOVE both of these cards! Thanks for showing how you used the cardstock to achieve the wonderful colors below the new, fab cover plate! :D

  4. These cards are wonderful. They really make it clear that there is real beauty to be found in simplicity. Such an inspiration!

  5. Both colors are beautiful. Thanks for showing how you got the different colors on the background,

  6. Loved the blocked colors.,the cards are amazing.

  7. I luv what you did with the color blocks - gorgeous and i like that you showed where you got your inspiration from :)