Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wishing You Were Here

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink July countdown! 

Today's group post is all about the Pack Your Bags, Get Lost and These United States stamp sets, plus coordinating dies Not only has today's theme had me crafting with paper, but also crafting up ideas of all kinds of fun summertime travels.  I'm ready to hit the road and so is the assortment of cards I've made. They're perfect for sending a special someone on their way.

Hope you like what I have to share with you today...
Here's a unique birthday card perfect for a birthday girl who loves to travel or one who has grand plans of taking a fanciful trip on her big day.
The bottom suitcase was the feature that initiated this color combo.  It was stamped in harvest gold and then inked with melon berry polka dots using the stamp kissing technique.  The other two suitcases were stamped to match making the perfect traveling girls matching set.  This sentiment is from the new Birthday Classics: August stamp set.
Being a California girl I just had to let my home state shine by.  I began by piecing die cut states together on a portion of this card front.  
The individual united states dies are obviously not sized to fit perfectly together like a puzzle, but you easily get the idea.  I kind of like how the imperfectness gives this card a bit of a quirky and unexpected look.  Finished the card off with a heart over home and a coordinating sentiment.
Using the new Get Lost stamp set I stamped a colorful pattern onto a die cut tag (cut using the new Tag Sale #11 die).
Two card stock strips across the front for the sentiment, a few enamel dots for embellishment and this card is ready to go.

Well, that concludes my look at Pack Your Bags, Get Lost and These United StatesJust remember... these stamp sets and other product I've used today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning July 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!


Wishing You A Wonderful Birthday Card
Stamps: Pack Your Bags & Birthday Classics: August 
Ink: Melon Berry, Harvest Gold and True Black
Cardstock: White
Others: Enamel dots and Pack Your Bags die

Home Is Where The Heart Is Card
Stamps: These United States
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist & Limeade Ice
Others: These United States Die Collection

The Places You'll Go Card
Stamps: Get Lost
Ink: Soft Stone, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold & Aqua Mist
Cardstock: Kraft & White
Others: 1/4 White Silk Ribbon, Tag Sale #11 die and Enamel Dots


  1. Just love your cards, Maile! I love the summer color scheme you used!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful cards, Mailes :)

  3. Oh, the places you've gone on these projects. Great layouts and colors. Good job.

  4. What fabulous cards!! I love the colors that you used and the thought that went behind each. I think my favorite is the "home is where the heart is." That would be so clever to make a set of these to give to someone.

  5. Great CAS cards. Like how you stamped the sentiments on the cards. Made a great dp.

  6. Wonderful cards. Loved how you used the state dies

  7. Your CAS style is so different than mine, yet I love what you make. The last card with the tag is just calling out to me.

  8. Three great cards! The suitcase card is such a cute and uniques birthday card. My favorite is the state card...maybe it's speaking to the Social Studies teacher in me!

  9. I always love what you create!

  10. Perfectly executed, Maile! Love how you add enamel dots in just the right places…each and every time. : )