Thursday, March 12, 2015

Introducing Chicken Scratch (Plus Sentiment Splits Day Three)

Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink March countdown! 

Today is the first group post and it's all about the new Chicken Scratch Collection by  Erin Lincoln! This fun set is unlike any other!  It's an amazing concept and I had a blast working with this set!  I may have taken a step out of the box with today's feature, but that just expresses how versatile and great this set truly is!

Check out what I've got for you today.  Be sure to hang in there until the end, I've got a few new sneak peeks of my new Sentiment Splits collection too...
How fun is this Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die?!  This was the base for my stamped panel, I just trimmed off the outer edge before attaching it to my card base.  
Using one of the stitched images, I stamped an ombre heart using these colors... hibiscus burst, melon berry and pure poppy.  Added a few matching embroidery floss stitches and a Sentiment Splits sentiment. 
This stylish flower was stamped using one of the large stitched formations.  Stamped first in pure poppy, rotated, stamped in hibiscus burst, rotated, and stamped in melon berry. 
Finished this one-layer card off with a Sentiment Splits sentiment.
Now on to a few Sentiment Splits samples.
This simple card features a bit of layering, using one portion of the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die.  Smokey shadow under a bit of Gold Luxe Foil pattern paper. 
This second card is virtually the same card as above.  In fact the card above was the start of this one.  This is one versatile layout!
A bit of floral stamping to take this card up a notch!  I'm just loving the melon berry, ocean tides and gray/black combo these days.
This card split was created from a smokey shadow topper and a white linen bottom.  I just flipped the die cut panels around and this not only gives me another look, when using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die, but also allows me to stamp the sentiment front and center.  The curve in the Sentiment Splits sentiments fits in the very center of the cut out when placed at the top. 
A beautiful bouquet to fill in the space.  A touch of Wink of Stella and a melon berry button to finish things off.

Well, that concludes today's look at Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits. Just remember... all that you have seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning March 15th.  More details on these products can be found at the Papertrey Ink blog.

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!


XOXO Heart Card
Stamps: Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen
Other: Cover Plate: Chicken Scratch die and embroidery floss

Best Birthday Wishes Card
Stamps: Chicken Scratch and Sentiment Splits
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen

A Lovely Hello Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Gold Luxe Foil

A Lovely Hello Floral Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits and Quilted: Spring
Ink: True Black, Ocean Tides, and Melon Berry
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper: Gold Luxe Foil

Bouquet Thank You Card
Stamps: Sentiment Splits and Bitty Bouquets
Ink: Limeade Ice, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush and True Black
Cardstock: White Linen and Smokey Shadow
Other: True Black Buttons, Melon Berry Button, Black Baker's Twine and Wink of Stella clear


  1. Lots of creativity on display here :) great job!

  2. Love your clean and simple designs.

  3. Hi Maile Belles.

    You thinking out of the box......Me loving it!!!!!

    María Alba

  4. Great "chicken scratch," Maile! Must say you thought of everything when coming up with your new Split Sentiments so we get more bang for our buck. Love it!

  5. I love the sentiment splits. You have given us so many ways to use them for different looks.

  6. Your sentiment splits set these cards off beautifully!

  7. Your cards are gorgeous!! Love them!!

  8. WOW all of these are stunning.

  9. Wow.. what a beautiful cards are this. Greetings Janny

  10. great this is fab. I am a follower of you blog and put a link to blog to. great inspiration