Monday, March 20, 2017

Papertrey Ink: Release In Review-March 2017

Spring has sprung and Papertrey Ink is celebrating with a final day of projects using the new March release products! Hopefully, everyone has enjoyed the new and innovative way that Papertrey has approached their March 2017 monthly release ...... with fantastic extra project photos, sneak peek videos, supply lists/ simple instructions for many of the lovely projects, and additional post-release inspiration from the 16th through the 20th of the month! It has certainly put me in the mood for a little frenzied crafting (and perhaps more than a bit of pinning and CASE-ing too!).
Anyway...... I am jumping in with a plethora of photos, highlighting many of the fabulous stamps and dies from the March 2017 release!

More March Release - Day 1: 
Courage & Kindness/Courage & Kindness Die, 
Year Of Psalms: February

Courage & Kindness includes a beautiful bouquet and additional blooms and leaves, which create an amazing floral arrangement in any color! Just take a peek at the tester blooms in Berry Sorbet and Hibiscus Burst all ready for my next flower-filled card! Oh, ....... and you musn't forget the inspirational and thoughtful sentiments that are included with Courage & Kindness! So lovely.

The Year of Psalms: February is perfect for celebrating the coming of Spring. I've used beautiful, soft watercolored blues and greens for this card, which is enhanced by the lovely Mix & Mat: Flourishes  die (love, love this three part frame die... together or separately).

More March  Release - Day 2: 
Inflate + Celebrate, 
Shadowed Sentiments

Inflate & Celebrate is a great mini set, which includes a variety of words and phrases in fantastic fonts! This creates a fabulous invitation OR celebration card..... masculine or feminine. Combined with the All Tied Up die, a bright orange balloon and a bit of rustic twine I'm all ready to celebrate any special occasion! 

The Shadowed Sentiments stamp set is bold and beautiful in shades of green! Combined with the oh-so-versatile Multiply dies, black accents, a bit of twine, and the three-step sentiment, this card is appropriate for any celebration. I had way too much fun trying both the 'Hello' and 'It's Your Day' stamps in varying color combinations!

More March Release - Day 3: 
So Sweet, 
Carrot Box Die

So Sweet is THE cutest set...... just look at that adorable little bunny face and the variety of wonderful sentiments! This sweet springtime set had me reaching for the beautiful Pale Peony + White Basics patterned papers (in my very favorite polka dots!), Kraft card stock, and soft pinks and browns. Lots and lots of ideas for tags, Easter basket treats and baby cards are dancing in my head!

And......  this Carrot Box die coordinates not only with the So Sweet bunny stamps and dies, but with the Butterly Hope die too. So, so lovely with a Carrot box tag and some spring-y aquas! And those color-coordinated peanut M&M's? Yup, long gone!

More March Release - Day 4:
Beautiful Berries:Spring

Betsy has designed another amazing stamp and die set in Beautiful Berries: Spring.  There are so many possibilities with these lovely berry clusters and the perfect-for-any-occasion sentiment. And the easy to stamp, multi-step berries/greenery create THE most beautiful stamped backgrounds. Ahhh... love at first sight!

More March Release - Day 5: 
Butterfly Hope/Butterfly Hope Cover Plate, 
MIM:Bloom & Grow, 
Flower Mandalas

 I had SO much fun creating with Heather's Butterly Hope and the coordinating Butterfly Hope Cover Plate. Butterfly Hope has images that can be stamped in countless ways, and in endless colors. Soft and ethereal OR bold and bright, these lovely butterflies can do it all! 

AND..... then there's the a-mazing MIM: Bloom & Grow! There are stamps, stencils, dies and the most amazing Bloom & Grow patterned papers. Swoon! Beautiful spring colors and that lovely linen texture. I could play with this set all day and still not exhaust all of the creative possibilities! 

And, as my finale......Flower Mandalas 1, designed by the always a-mazing Kay Miller! Such a great concept (and so anxious to see what everyone else creates with these innovative dies!). Obviously, there was quite a lot of experimenting going on here, with an abundance of color and a bevy of beautiful die cut Flower Mandalas. 

Well, that's all for now! Hopefully, your March 2017 Papertrey Ink stamps and dies are on their way to you OR in your creative hands at this very moment! Ahhhh..... the joy of new stamps, dies, papers, stencils, ribbon, etc.! 

See more of the Papertrey Ink March 2017 release over at Nichole's blog, where you'll also find additional inspiration from the other DT members!

Happy First Day of Spring and many thanks for stopping by to take a peek! 

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Karen said...

Truly, I love every one of these cards; I could list a top 5, but couldn't possibly pick just one fave! I'm so glad I picked up the Mix and Mat: Flouishes die after seeing the multiple ways you've used it.

Susi said...

Truly a smorgasbord of stunning cards, Michelle - so inspiring seeing you on the PTI DT!

LisaBee17 said...

Your PTI cards are just over the top lovely!! So happy that you're on the Design Team. :)

Marybeth said...

Michelle these are all beyond gorgeous!!!!! Your bloom and grow card is darling and so is your beautiful carrot box! I do love that! You are awesome and a great pick for Papertrey Ink! Hugs!

Pam Sparks said...

I LOVE what you did with Kay's dies and so many of your other cards! Beautiful cards Michelle!

Kathy Mc said...

WOW, Michelle, you are already a real asset to the PTI Design Team! I am in love with your style and hope to learn lots of new ideas from you. Can't pick a favorite because they are all fabulous. Have to admit though that the Kraft and Orange Zest Inflate & Celebrate card with the balloon is so STRIKING! You nailed it also showcasing Kay's new Flower Mandalas dies.

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Where to begin Michelle,...they're all spectacular! PTI has a gem in you!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful....what an incredible collection of amazing cards and projects. LOVE them all!

jan metcalf said...

I am just loving your butterfly cards!! Great inspiration!

Kim S said...

I just realized that every card I pinned to my wishlist came from you!! LOVE what you've done with this release. From big bold flowers and butterflies to the lovely, soft card with the psalm.

merryf said...

oh wow, these are all fabulous!