Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Life is Beautiful

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink May countdown and the second design team group post day. Today's group post is focused on the new set Life is Beautiful and coordinating dies.  I just love how this set and die collection is full of all kinds of possibilities! For today's projects I've combined these products with a bit of felt and a stamping technique to create two unique and simple cards that you could whip up in no time.  

Here's my take on this set...
First up, a touch of felt.  I die cut the butterflies top layer from white cardstock and the bottom layer from melon berry felt.
Adhered both layers together with adhesive and then stapled the assembled piece to a 4 3/4" square card base.
Finished the card off with a sentiment and a rapsberry fizz button.  I just love the pop of color and texture that this little bit of felt adds to the card.  Takes this simple design up a notch.
And lastly, a bit of a techniquey card.  Technique used... generation stamping.
I stamped the focal point butterfly directly onto my card front after inking up my stamp in berry sorbet ink.  Then gradually stamped lighter impression of the same stamp image by stamping off first onto a scrap piece of paper.  Both once and twice.  Finished the card off with a coordinating berry sorbet button tied with silk ribbon and a sentiment.

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 May 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!



  1. Love this set. So much you can do with it. Love your ideas.

  2. Beautiful warm colors, Maile! always love to see your arrangements, so fresh!

  3. Fantastic ideas and beautifully made :)

  4. I really like both cards. The first one is crafty-wonderful with the felt and the button. The generation stamping on the second one is textbook perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Both cards are inspirational, and I love the creativity of putting the colored felt beneath the die-cut butterfly.

  6. So gorgeous,love this new set!

  7. Beautiful indeed, love your designs with this set.

  8. Beautiful cards! I love the stamped butterfly! The colors you used are such happy colors! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful. I like the CAS look.

  10. More great ideas to keep on file for future cards. You've really done a fabulous job of showcasing Life Is Beautiful!