Saturday, February 7, 2015

Introducing Enclosed

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

First, let me begin by saying... I am so wonderfully grateful for the support and comments you've shown me over yesterday announcement.  Couldn't be more thrilled to know that my excitement for the new year is share with all of you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Today is the first group post and we are all about the new Enclosed series! By Dawn McVey.  This is an amazing concept for the new year, and one that fills a hole in my stamping collection.  I'm already looking forward to the next one! Find more info on this series on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Check out what I've got for you today.  You many notice a few sneak peeks of my new Watercolor Wonder paper pad, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swooth stamp sets too...
First up, the intended use of this months Enclosed: Flower collection.  This gift box was wrapped with two strips (ends tapped together) of melon berry pattern paper.
The "smile" frame was die cut from soft stone and the flower base was die cut from a Watercolor Wonder paper pad sheet.
 The black Baker's twine was attached using a Tiny Attacher.
The Enclosed: Flower stamp set makes great cards too.  The stripy base of the card was created using a Watercolor Wonder paper pad sheet. 
This beautiful focal point was created using the petal pieces included in the coordinating stamp set.  Very clever to include a "smile" circle for a flower center in this versatile stamp set.
Today, I'd also like to feature a second butterfly and its coordinating layers included in the new Beautiful Butterflies Layers.
Two layers are included for this particular butterfly, the outer edges and starburst center. Here the base butterflies (from Beautiful Butterflies) were stamped in one color (harvest gold in this example) and the layers were stamped in the same color too, this layering of a single color gives the butterflies a delicate touch of detail. 
Here I've created a card trio in the colors of sweet blush, ocean tides and harvest gold.  Each one features a slightly different birthday sentiment, each one included in the Swoosh stamp set.  The hearts too.
 This last card uses the same butterfly stamps, but takes a different color approach.
This butterfly was stamped in three different colors... the base in sweet blush, edges in melon berry and both the body and starburst center in berry sorbet.

Well, that concludes my look at the Enclosed: Flower collectionJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 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!


Smile Gift Tag
Stamps: Enclosed: Flower
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Soft Stone and White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Enclosed: Flower die, Black Baker's Twine and Tiny Attacher

Smile Today Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Flower
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry and Ocean Tides
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad

Butterfly Birthday Trio
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen Cardstock (more on this later)

Butterfly Congratulations
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Swoosh
Ink: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and True Black
Cardstock: Kraft and white
Other: Berry Pearls


  1. ACK! These are gorgeous! LOVE them!

  2. Love each and every one of your examples.

  3. Be still my heart. Such beautiful projects. So happy that you are managing the kiddies and designing. I love your additions to the PTI line!

  4. Such lovely projects today Maille! I always admire your restraint. I would be tempted to keep adding more and more, but your cards are just perfect.

  5. Swoosh and Beautiful Butterflies...what a perfect combination, Maile! Just lovely.

  6. Hi Maile Belles,

    Gorgeous cards!!!!!

    María Alba

  7. Stunning samples Maile, loving the butterfly!

    Vicki x

  8. Love them all! Thank you so much for designing those butterfly details; they're gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful cards and tag. Love the pretty butterflies!

  10. Lovely BUTTERFLY cards! So glad you are back. :)

  11. these are all adorable and so well done Maile!
    Nina-Marie :)

  12. All of your card are just WONDERFUL !....

  13. Love your clean and simple style. I am eager to purchase both of your sets with coordinating dies. You are an inspiration!