Tuesday, May 3, 2016

4x4" Mini Cards...

Happy Tuesday! It's my turn up at the Scrapbook Expo blog again today, and I really love my job over there, because I get to create whatever I want. Fun! I couldn't help but to play with my Don't Forget to Write kit by Papertrey Ink again! I just love these products!! It looks like the kits are still available, if you want to grab one here!

So I made some little 4x4" note cards. I'm not sure I'll be able to give these away. Ha. Aren't they pretty? I tell ya, it's so easy to create with such beautiful products. Makes my job super easy! I wanted to try the square on the diagonal this time and create a diamond shape. I trimmed the card bases with the scalloped card die, then cut and stamped the frames and flowers. Next, I stamped "birthday cheer" in Pure Poppy ink.

The red looks pretty with the aqua watercolor striped paper in the kit. I did some ink blending with a sponge tool to get the gradient effect on the "sending" die cut.
Then of course, I wanted to make another one in different colors, so I made "Just a Note" with Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal and New Leaf inks with Summer Sunrise ink blended onto the sentiment die cut.

Stop over to the Weekly Scrapper blog at Scrapbook Expo later today to see the full tutorial! Have a happy day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

City Scene revisited...

It's the first of the month (yay for May!), and that means we are bringing you some fresh inspiration with an older Papertrey Ink set.  Today we are working with the City Scene stamps!

I've used the Tag Sale #4 die, one of my very favorite tag shapes, an added some buildings from City Scene. I've mixed in City Scene Christmas Sentiments stamps also and the Christmas Cheer dies over the top!
On each of the tags, I've sprinkled on some Faux Snow!
These are so quick to make and would be a cute set to give away to someone, or to use on gift bags or boxes.

Visit Betsy, Dawn, Heather and Melissa to see more fun ideas with these sets! I can't wait to see what they've made! Thanks for swinging by today, have a happy and creative day!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write...

The next Make It Market Kit by Papertrey Ink will be released on May 1st, and it is entitled "Don't Forget to Write".  There is nothing quite like that feeling when you open your mailbox and experience opening a handwritten letter from a loved one. With this kit, you can create beautiful letter-writing necessities for yourself or as a gift. 
There is a shaped notecard die, monogram stencils, pretty label stickers and envelope seals, gorgeous envelopes and SO much more! Betsy has integrated so many amazing details into everything here, not only will your projects be beautiful, but quick and easy to put together too.  From stationery sets as gifts, pretty notecards to have on hand, and even monogrammed tags, you will never run out of options with this kit! You will have fun experimenting and playing with all of the contents once they show up at your door!

Let me show you some things you can make with the kit! First, I've made a card using the kit stamps. I die cut the circle and stamped the details and sentiment onto it, then die cut the pre-printed flowers and added them over the top. See the red border? I used the scalloped note card die, but didn't fold it in half, just left it long and used the edge! Don't you love these stamps? Oh my goodness, they are beautiful. The fonts in the sentiments are amazing! I did add a few sequins from my stash. The pretty envelopes come in the kit too (30 all together)!

Next up is a note card set. I created a boxed set and added a few coordinating cards to tuck inside... each with a similar design, but different sentiment, which I'll show you!

For each of the three cards, I used a white card base, then used the scalloped note card die to cut a long piece and trimmed it down to fit over the card front to add a scalloped layer in white. Then I cut a white frame and stamped on it with the kit stamps.

The flower is die cut from the pre-printed papers, making these quick and easy! I stitched the scalloped layer onto the card front on top.

Here is the second card in the set, "A Gift For You" card. I used the same design with slightly different colors and sentiment, so it coordinates with the rest of the cards.

"Gift" is die cut from one of the kit papers.

Here is the third card in my stationery set, "Sending Hugs". Again, I used the same design, yet different colors and sentiment.

The top flower is die cut from the pre-printed papers, the frame stamped with the kit stamps. "Sending" is cut from a kit paper.

So those are the 3 cards I put in the stationery set!

Next up is a little scalloped note card set. These next 2 cards measure 3.75" x 3.75" and there are 4" square envelopes included to go with them!

This card set was die cut with the scalloped note card die, then I added patterned paper, a circle sticker and die cut the "Note" and "Sending" to go on top of these.

Now that you've seen a few new projects, what do you think? 
Are you as in love with this kit as I am?! 
Here is a bit more info:


-Don’t Forget to Write Stamps- 2 sheets w/ labels
-Don’t Forget to Write Basics die collection
-Don’t Forget to Write Extras die collection
-Monogram Stencil Collection (set of 2)
-A1 Paper Collection- 1 sheet each of 6 patterns
-A2 Paper Collection- 1 sheet each of 10 patterns
-Enclosure Collection- 1 sheet each of 6 patterns
-Sticker Sheets- 2 sheets each of 4 designs
-(10) A1 Gold Seam Envelopes
-(10) 4x4 Gold Shimmer Envelopes
-(2) A2 Gold Shimmer Envelopes
-(2) A2 Lovely Lady Envelopes
-(2) A2 Winter Wisteria Envelopes 
-(2) A2 Hawaiian Shores Shimmer Envelopes 
-(2) A2 Mint Julep Envelopes
-Custom "Don't Forget to Write" Imprinted Pen

The total retail cost of the "Don't Forget to Write" Kit is $110. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Sunday! The "Don't Forget to Write" Kit will be available for sale beginning on May 1st at 10pm ET, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions. Be sure to grab a kit, you won't regret it!!!