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!!


jan metcalf said...

I am liking your Mr and Mrs card just because it is so different from the usual! Weddings come with all kinds of individuality!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Michelle! First I want to thank you for a FABULOUS week! Along with your visuals of the scalloped frames. They are VERY helpful! I love both of your designs but I have to say, your wedding card is amazing. Seriously! The scalloped frame cut from pp is beautiful and INSPIRING! Thx for making our week so much fun. :)

nancy said...

Thank you for sharing a visual on the scallop dies; it's quite helpful. And the card you made with that die is delightful. Pairing red with white is a classic, yet looks so fresh in your design.

Sue in Grapevine said...

Thanks for the pics of the scallop dies.

Andre M. said...

Your cards are so elegant and the colours work beautifully with this new range of products.

Kelly S. said...

AMAZING samples for this release, I love them all! That wedding card is spectacular and I may have to take notes for a wedding I have coming up on July 28!

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE all your sweet cards, those scallop dies are just as amazing as your wonderful cards.

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Karen said...

"Pretty in pink" comes to mind the minute I see the first card. The red and white is so fresh on the second one, and now I'm taking another look at those sentiments. This one is so gorgeous on your card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Michelle!