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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink July Release - Day Five!

 orchid expressions stamp/die collection +
Words to live by : inspire +
Botanical bounty sentiments +
scallop stackers: Medium and Large +
Bitty big: berry sorbet 

Hello and welcome Day FIVE of Papertrey Ink’s July release! We hope that you are enjoying all of the sneak peeks and projects that have been shown and are feeling truly inspired to create..... and then share what you love!
Today we have more new stamps and dies to share with you, including Betsy Veldman's amazing Orchid Expressions stamp/die collection AND the lovely Words to Live By: Inspire collection. Jennifer Campbell brings us a fabulous new sentiment set, Botanical Bounty Sentiments, which compliments her previously released Botanical Bounty I and II stamp sets. In addition, Dawn McVey has designed two new dies - Scallop Stacker: Medium and Scallop Stacker: Large, a beautifully detailed duo with so many design possibilities!
All of the new release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, JULY 15th, at 10 pm ET.


The beautiful Orchid Expressions florals were adapted from original watercolor artwork, thus giving these multi-step florals a hand-painted feel. The assembled orchid, including the pot, measures 2" wide and 4 3/4" tall, and is able to take center stage on your card front. However, for this first card, I've used the separate shorter stem as a pretty cluster..... tied with linen thread and highlighted with a few soft pink sequins.


The pretty Sweet Blush/Spring Moss combination and a beautiful sentiment from Words to Live By: Inspire evokes a soft and subtle feel, with a delicate background created by the new Bold Borders: Prism die. 



My second project highlights the new Botanical Bounty Sentiments, the Scallop Stackers die (LARGE) and the newest Bitty Big color - Berry Sorbet. The beautiful Scallop Stackers dies can be cut apart, much like the Shape Shifter and Mix & Mat dies, so that they can be used together OR independently, to create different looks. For this project I've used the inner die from the larger Scallop Stacker die to create a scallop cut out that allows you to see what's behind.... in this case the pretty Berry Sorbet polka dots.


The beautiful brush lettering of Botanical Bounty Sentiments is the perfect compliment to the pretty blooms from Corner Adorner: February and sentiment from Keep It Simple: Wedding. 


Lots of bright Berry Sorbet, in combination with New Leaf and a few lovely yellow accents (AND the new Pierced Feature Frame die) creates the perfect card for one of our Summer 2018 weddings! 


Here are a few photos of the new Scallop Stackers. Hopefully, this will provide a better visual and will demonstrate the versatility of these new dies!

Below is the Scallop Stackers, LARGE.... all die cut from a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" base. Clockwise from top left: 
1) Large Scallop Stacker die cut with both sections together  
2) LG. base alone (dies have been cut apart)
3) LG. inner die alone (dies have been cut apart) 
4) LG. inner die cut on card front


Below is the Scallop Stackers, MEDIUM...... all cut from a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" base. Clockwise from top left:
1) Medium Scallop Stacker die cut with both sections together
2) Medium base alone (dies have been cut apart)
3) Medium inner die alone (dies have been cut apart)
4) Medium inner die cut on card front



Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate more of the July countdown! Be sure to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kelly, LaurieLizzieMelissa P, Melissa B and Stephanie over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using these great new July Papertrey products. 
Have a wonderful day!!


Friday, July 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink July Release - Day Four!

ombre sentiments: Thinking of You +
pierced feature frames die collection +
glorious globes: July

There's LOTS more inspiration on view today as we present Dawn McVey's a-mazing Ombre Sentiments: Thinking of You. And... TWO designs from Lizzie Jones - the Pierced Feature Frames die collection and a new addition to the Glorious Globes series, Glorious Globes: July.

All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on JULY 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

Today I have the privilege of highlighting the new Glorious Globes: July, which coordinates with not only the Glorious Globes Basics stamp set and dies, but also the rest the fabulous Glorious Globes collection. The July globes feature lush, tropical foliage and a beautiful, multi-step floral globe.



With a Classic Kraft card base, diagonal stripes in the newest Bitty Big color and a few pretty, floral-y globes, this card is sure to bring a smile! 




An abundance of texture/detail on this card......the Pitter Patter tag, Aqua Mist ribbon/coral-y twine, enamel dots and die cut sentiment help to provide lots of interest. Not to mention the lovely, multi-step globes, which are beautiful in SO many color combinations!




Project #2 includes a wonderful Weathervane 5 x 5.25" card base, a bit of background stamping, courtesy of the new Banners & Pennants stamps, and a pair of pretty, pastel-y globes.




I've added a bit of interest with a tiny tag from the Stemmed Statements stamp/die set and a sentiment from the new Banners & Pennants..... all tied up with a snippet of black twine. Isn't that flower-y globe just SO pretty in pink?




The petite Aqua Mist stripe and Sweet Blush strip add a bit of contrast against the Weathervane background and pick up on the globe colors. 




And last, but certainly not least, is a stripped down version of Glorious Globes: July.......using a single Monstera image from Glorious Globes: July in a few bold blues and greens.




The new Pierced Feature Frames (which are sure to become a staple in my/your collection!) provide a bit of subtle detail and a beautiful background for the magnificent Monstera leaves and a simple sentiment from the new Yellow Sunshine stamp set.



The Vintage Cream card stock is a smooth and perfect base for the five, multi-hued leaves and a simple 'hello' sentiment, stamped in triplicate.




Well.... that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the JULY countdown. Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, HeatherLaurieLizzieMelissa PMelissa B and Stephanie to see a plethora of fabulous creations using these great new July Papertrey products. You will surely be amazed, inspired and WOW-ed in every way!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink July Release - Day Three!

Kit 'N caboodle +
sentiment staples: thinking of you +
shape shifters: square 2

Yay!! It's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's July 2018 release and there is much more to share with you! The introductions begin Lizzie Jones' a-dorable Kit 'N Caboodle stamp and die collection. In addition, Lizzie presents her latest designs in the Sentiment Staples series..... Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You.  AND, here's another fabulous Shape Shifters die to add to your collection - the NEW Square 2 design!!

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on July 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


There are three fluffs living in my house, Mowgli, Otto and Bella, so Kit 'N Caboodle in right up my kitty loving alley! Lizzie has designed THE cutest cat images with lots of layering options and some really great sentiments! I'm telling you..... these kitties have purr-sonality!


This little grey kitty combines purrfectly with the new Bitty Big color, and creates the cutest greeting.  Yup, another clean and simple one!


I love how you can layer the cat images to reflect your cat's purrsonality. Change up the color combo, or the positioning and your kitty reflects a whole different cattitude. OK. No more punny stuff.


Lots of bright and cool hues in this second project, featuring the new Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You AND the newest in the Shape Shifters series, Shape Shifters: Square 2. LOVE how you can interchange all of those tiny pieces for a totally different color look OR keep it clean and simple in a solid color.....beautiful both ways!


Pretty greens (Green Parakeet/New Leaf) and blues (Hawaiian Shores/Dark Indigo) help to create the bold color scheme on this 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.... with a simple greeting and a few pretty blooms from Botanical Bounty II.


Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the July countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie,  Melissa PMelissa B and Steph to see their fabulous creations using some of the latest and greatest new July Papertrey products. You will surely be inspired!!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink July Release - Day Two!

yellow Sunshine collection+ 
Bold borders: prism + banners & pennants

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's July 2018 Release - Day 2! There are MANY more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek..... including Rebecca Luminarias' fabulous new Yellow Sunshine collection, the beautiful new Bold Borders: Prism from Lizzie Jones AND a wonderful Banners & Pennants stamp/die combination from Heather Nichols!
Hope that you will be quite excited about all of these new additions to the Papertrey lineup!

All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on JULY 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


Today I am highlighting the Banners & Pennants Stamps and coordinating Banner Die, which will create great cards, tags and banners but will also be perfect for your scrapbook pages, planners and Travelers's Journals! 


Today's project is a little banner, which I've created with my DD in mind. She been off on a great adventure these last eight months and has been employed as a 'First Mate' on a 57 foot catamaran, sailing the US and British Virgin Islands. This nautical flag themed banner will eventually be framed and will make it's way to the boat, Tabula Rasa


Lots of bright and white, highlighting the beautiful stamps/sentiments from Banners & Pennants! The two nautical flags to the right and left of the center 'N/E/S/W' banner, represent the letters 'T' and 'R' to reflect the boat's name. The seafaring colors of Dark Indigo, Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise just pop on the pure white banners!

So very glad that you stopped by! There's SO much more to see from the Papertrey crew..... so be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration using these fabulous new July products.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow! 



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink July Release - Day One!

CORNER ADORNER: JULY STAMP/DIE COLLECTION +
FENCE LINE: SUMMER STAMP/DIE COLLECTION+
NEVER ENOUGH: THANKS

Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's July release- Day 1! Oh.... SO much to show you, and just wait until you see what the rest of the amazing Papertrey Ink team has created!
Today we have the pleasure of introducing Lizzie Jones' beautiful addition to the Corner Adorner series... the July edition! Betsy Veldman has more beautiful designs in the new Fence Line: Summer collection too!. Oh.... and a fabulous sentiment set from Dawn McVey, the Never Enough: Thanks stamps!

All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on July 15th at 10PM ET, on the Papertrey Ink website.



Such pretty embellished edges in the sixth set in the Corner Adorner series! This month's edition includes two delicate lace designs, although I've used just one of the lace-y beauties to create this trio of tags.



Pair these images with the included sentiment or any of the greetings already in your collection to give your cards a graceful elegance. This trio, in Simply Chartreuse, Dark Indigo and Berry Sorbet will be perfect for decorating a few of those wedding gifts (or cards) some time this summer! Are you noticing a new Bitty Big color??



My second project incorporates beautiful images from the new Fence Line: Summer and the new Never Enough: Thanks sentiment set. Such a pretty combination....... delicate seaside vignette and the perfect 'THANKS' greeting.


Soothing colors, in Blueberry Sky and Prairie Grass help to create this subtle palette. Kinda makes me wish we were enjoying a little beach time about now!


The new Never Enough: Thanks set contains a variety of words and phrases that you can mix and match to create a wide variety of customized sentiments for cards, tags, wraps, and more. I've chosen the beautiful font of the 'Thanks' sentiment to accompany this seaside card.


Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out today's introductory post over on the Papertrey Ink blog and then check in on Betsy, Dawn, HeatherLaurie, Lizzie, Melissa Phillips, Melissa Bickford, and Stephanie to see how they've used these great new July products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #279


Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #279 AND another of our throw-back/'Retro' Sketches.... a timeless design by the fabulous Chrissy Larson. See the originals from March 2016 HERE. You'll surely find lots of inspiration from both 2016 AND 2018, so please play along!
Lots of lovely white space here.... with some beautiful Fabriano card stock, a cute orange umbrella, dainty raindrops, a petite sentiment and a polka dot lined envelope - clean a simple all the way! 
There are many wonderfully designed creations from the DT, so be sure to take a peek and then join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #279!
P.S.- Happy belated 4th of July greetings to all of those celebrating in the US!!


Fusion Card Challenge - Cactus Door


Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge -'Cactus Door'. The soothing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try??
The soft and subtle hues of the fabulous photo helped to create this card.... with a beautiful arrangement of plants (from The Stamp Market) in shades of green/soft teal and a neutral brown, along with a classic stripe patterned paper. The crisp clean sentiment is the finishing touch.
The DT has provided some amazing inspiration, so be sure to HOP on over and join the party!
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!




We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!



PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Papertrey Ink - Transformation Tuesday!

Papertrey Ink's transformation tuesday!

Good morning, friends, and welcome to this week's Papertrey Ink Transformation Tuesday. This week I thought it would be fun to take bold/bright/graphic project that I created waaaay back in May of 2012 and give it a softer, more feminine makeover.

Here's my original card (click HERE to see the original post):



Although I still love the original Simply Chartreuse/Pure Black combination, I thought that I'd lighten things up a bit by using a palette of Pale Peony and Smokey Shadow. Clearly, this 4.75" square card remains very CAS, with a pretty Flower Power bloom as the focal point.


Once again, I've used a coordinating combination of patterned papers.... this time from the Bitty Big: Pale Peony collection. The sweet sentiment is from Kimberly Crawford's Envelope Envy Kit.


The floral focal point is a pretty bloom from the Flower Power set and is stamped in Smokey Shadow.  I've added a bit of dimensional tape in order to highlight this little polka dotted flower. 


Thank you so much for joining me for this week's Transformation Tuesday! I hope you'll head over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to link up your own project for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Papertrey Ink - Bold Basics Stamp Set and Color Block Stencils


 bold basics STAMP SET
+color block stencils 
+ more PAPERTREY INK: SUMMER PERKS!! 

Happy Saturday and welcome to a bit more of Papertrey Ink’s June release! Today we are highlighting the newest designs from the oh-so-talented Kimberly Crawford: the Bold Basics stamp set and the coordinating Color Block Stencils!
In addition, Papertrey Ink is introducing the third in their Summer promotion series - 'Summer Perks'!  With today's Bold Basics/Color Block Stencils release you can purchase this beautiful bundle as part of this special promotion (for a limited time)! 


Now..... on to the projects! The first is bright and bold, using beautiful yellows, greens, corals and pinks to stencil and create this petite 4.75" card. The sentiments from the Bold Basics stamp set are so versatile and cover all of the bases - birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc. and could be considered a great basic 'kit' (much like the Simple Impressions: Celebrations)! AND there's a trio of little stars to accent those clean and simple sentiments.



My second project is a little bit more feminine, using the great diamond image - stamped in Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet, creating a stylish argyle pattern. The pretty blooms from Botanical Bounty II and the perfect sentiment, embossed in white, finish off this lovely 'thank you' card. 





Project #3 incorporates the single triangle stencil, ink blended in a blue/green/yellow palette to create this simple 'I Love You' greeting (with a tiny Spring Rain heart). 


           

And here are a few more miscellaneous projects using the Bold Basics stamps and Color Block stencils! Bright, modern and graphic OR soft and pretty...... Kimberly's designs can do it all! 










Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate Kimberly Crawford's fabulous NEW Bold Basics/Color Block stencil releaseBe sure to check in over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see more fabulous creations using these great new June Papertrey products AND take a peek at Kimberly's amazing video, highlighting these new stamps and stencils!