Friday, July 1, 2016

Super Stars revisited...

Today the Papertrey Ink design team is revisiting an older stamp set called Super Stars to give you a few fresh, new ideas for using it on your cards and projects! This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets! I love the movement that the wavy sentiments give to a card: it's very free-form and fun! I have mixed the older Super Stars stamps with a few newer products from Papertrey Ink: the flowers from the Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write kit preprinted papers and the What The Doodle: Butterfly dies.

On my cards today, I wanted to use the wavy dotted lines to resemble butterfly trails. I stamped the dotted lines and sentiment from Super Stars, then added a floral die cut from the Don't Forget to Write kit papers. There is a die in the kit that trims out the florals perfectly from the pre-printed papers! I stamped a few stars from Super Stars also. The butterflies are die cut with What The Doodle: Butterfly from the Sheer Basics Vellum.

After finishing the card front, I adhered it to a Pure Poppy + White Basics paper (stripe).

On the next card, I used the dotted lines again as butterfly trails, but used a different sentiment from Super Stars. I've used the same design essentially, but positioned my card vertically instead of horizontally and used a different color scheme.

Again, I cut a pre-printed floral design from the Don't Forget to Write kit, stamped some stars, and added the vellum butterfly layers. The finished card front was added to a Tropical Teal patterned paper.

Really hope you enjoyed these ideas and cards today, now I'm off to see what the other ladies have made! It's always like Christmas for me to see everyone's projects made with the same products. :) Have a great day!!

Now visit...Betsy, Dawn, Heather, and Melissa for more ideas!

Friday, June 17, 2016

DT Tips: Layered scallops...

With all of the pretty Noted scalloped-edged dies that just came out by Papertrey Ink, I couldn't wait to use them again after the release. Today I have a few new ideas for you on how to use these dies!

On the first card, I cut a couple of the Noted: Scalloped Square dies out and trimmed a bunch of pieces that were 3 1/4" x 1" from the edge of the die, the stamped them with various stamp sets!

Here is the Noted: Scalloped Square die that I used. I cut a long edge and then trimmed it down into smaller pieces.
The stamp sets I used on the pieces are: Graceful Greetings IIBackground Basics: Super GinghamPolka Dot Basics IIIQuilted: Summer and Stitches & Swirls. Sentiment is from Cross Stitched. Two of the pieces have all of the colors in them, then I pulled those colors out onto the others.

The strips were layered, adhered at the top of each strip, then the scalloped edges pulled up slightly, so you can see the dimension.

On the next card, I cut two Noted: Scalloped Square dies and trimmed them down, then used one as a border, stamped with Quilted: Summer (triangles). The rest is stamped with Stitched Sentiments, Cross Stitched and Graceful Greetings II.

The circle die comes with the Noted: Scalloped Square set. I love those little embossed stitches.

On the last card, I had a little square of one of the Noted: Scalloped Square dies left over, so I wanted to add it at an angle on the top corner of the card. I stamped it with Cross Stitched, then added a sentiment and flowers from Graceful Greetings II.

Underneath, I added a couple more scalloped edges, then on the corner of the scallops, a little twine bow. :) Background paper is Green Parakeet.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. Thank you for popping by today and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Release day...

Today is release day, when all of the new products we have been showing you sneak peeks of this week will be available tonight for purchase at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink! First, I have a card made with Graceful Greetings II stamps and dies (sentiment and flowers) and What the Doodle: Sun stamps and dies. I decided I wanted to use the sun as a flower instead of a sun. Reminds me of a sunflower!

The base was cut with the Noted: Scalloped Square die, but I didn't fold it in half to make a square. I left it long and just trimmed it off at about 5 1/4" high and placed a piece of gingham at the top! I tucked my big flower into some stamped flowers from Graceful Greetings II. What a gorgeous stamp set this is. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings II also!

Get Well card:
STAMPS: What the Doodle: Sun. Graceful Greetings II
INK: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, New Leaf, Spring Moss
PAPER: white, Chicken Scratch Gingham, vellum
DIES: What the Doodle: Sun, Graceful Greetings II
OTHER: embossing powder, enamel dots.
Last is Splits: Way to Go. I did something different with it...the little shapes reminded me of confetti, so I used them as such on this Congrats card!

The sentiment is from the new Big Basics: Congratulations die. See the swirls? Those are the ones I used on my floral card above from Graceful Greetings II. I thought they would make cute curly streamers.

Congratulations card:
STAMPS: Splits: Way To Go (confetti), Graceful Greetings II (swirls)
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, New Leaf
PAPER: Aqua Mist, white, Chicken Scratch Gingham
DIES: Big Basics: Congratulations die, Noted: Scalloped Square die
OTHER: enamel dot, corner rounder, twine.

Hope you enjoyed this release. What caught your eye this week?
Don't forget to shop tonight at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink to get all of the new products we have been previewing this week! Stop by each of these blogs to see more: