Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Papertrey & Project Favorites...

This month marks the 6th anniversary of Papertrey Ink, one of my very, very favorite companies. To celebrate, we'll be having some fun festivities for you over the ten days! Today the design team members are each to choose 6 of their favorite projects. You will choose one that inspires you to create something. One lucky winner will win their wish list (up to $300 value)! Visit Nichole's blog for more information!
Choosing just SIX projects is really hard. My very favorite projects are mostly the ones that I put so much heart and soul into like my mini albums, my Garden Variety mini album, my Teach & Inspire mini album, the Strawberry Patch basket, my Desktop File project, etc. BUT having said that, I think for today's post I am going to choose SIX CARDS to inspire you. The reason being that I already shared a lot of those other big projects as my favorites last year, and I want to share something different for today's post!

Here we go, SIX of my favorite cards!



1. This first card from May 2012 is made with Rosie Posie, one of my very favorite sets by Papertrey Ink! I also used a Doily Details die. Loving this combination! The Doily Details really is a great backdrop for any die and has great layering potential. Here is the post that tells more about how I made this card: Rosie Posie revisited.
2. Next I have some "berry sweet" invites that I made for my daughter's 7th birthday in June 2012. LOVE that she wanted a strawberry party after she saw these cute stamps and dies arrive at our doorstep! (Strawberry Patch and Strawberry Patch Sentiments!) These were so easy to make and everyone loved them!
My daughter was so excited about her strawberry themed party, so we made a list together of all of the fun strawberry related things we could do and make for the party. HERE is my post from her party. And HERE is the post about the party favors. We had fun making everything together - felt strawberry rings, strawberry headbands, strawberry pencil toppers and little notebooks, etc. It was wonderful to get her involved in making her own party favors.

3. This XOXO card makes me smile. I love how the colors just pop out against the gray cardstock and the gradient of color. You can never have too much color. I used the XO Border die with strips of Papertrey Ink cardstock to create the colorful border! You can read more about this card and the technique HERE.

Of course I had to add a die cut word from Wonderful Words, another one of my favorites!

4. The "I'm Here for You" card was made with Beautiful Blessings and Think Big Favorites #4. I took 2 pieces of patterned paper and stitched them together to form a flat pocket for a tag to slide into. Love how the felt adds softness and a comforting feel. Such a great set for sympathy and thinking of you cards.





5. This was one of the first cards I made after joining the team. I love how it turned out! It also began my love of Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy together!

Dies are the Doily Details die collection. HERE is my post explaining more about this card. I love the tone-on-tone effect you get with Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores!!


6. Last but not least, a more recent card made in June of 2012. Hmmm. I am seeing a trend here. Many of my favorite cards were made in the spring/summer! I think my happiness and creativity really come alive when spring arrives. I used Background Basics: Rainbows in different colors and We Go Together sentiment, along with a cloud die and a heart die from Tiny Tags!
HERE is my post about this card!


I have been with Papertrey Ink for exactly 2 years now, since February 2011. Being on this team has really helped me grow as a designer and pushed me in creative ways I never thought possible. Each month I am still so excited to see what's new. To me, Papertrey Ink really drives the trends in the paper crafting industry - the trendy, elegant stamp designs are one of a kind that you just don't see in other companies. I have truly loved getting to know the girls on the team, between the phone calls with Dawn and emails with Melissa and Jessica and the other team members! Jessica and I are always reminding each other of the deadlines and helping each other out, and of course having lots of laughs. She is awesome. The comradery of the team is amazing, and I can tell you that each one of the Papertrey Ink ladies is as genuine as can be. I lift my hat to Nichole as well, she continually amazes me with her talent and devotion.

I hope these cards make you happy and inspire you -- and to Papertrey Ink, may you have many more years of creating products that inspire us all!



24 comments:

Jana said...

Thank you for the inspiration. Your work is amazing. I look forward to seeing what you come up with each month.

Leigh said...

I think you're such a wonderful asset to the PTI DT, Danielle! I always look forward to seeing your projects!

June K said...

Gosh, you have so many of my favorites here I don't know which is my #1 fave.

Cindy said...

I love how you combine so many different elements on your cards...between stamping, die cuts and the different embellishments, they're all so beautiful...totally different than anything I could ever dream up! Thanks for sharing!

artful-notions said...

Oh, Danielle, sunshine and lollipops at every visit! Simply in love with your posts. You never fail to inspire the empty head. Thank you, and congrats! Lucky us to have you!

pamela said...

I love the 3rd card! The XO's stand out so much against the black. To another year of PTI from you :)

Morag said...

Danielle - though I am hard pressed to pick a favourite from amongst your colourful cards I really love the XOXO card! Thanks for another year of inspiration... and really looking forward to seeing what you have to share in 2013

Susan Gosman said...

Not too shabby, Danielle - but very chic!!

Cindy Liebel said...

you make the best cards in the industry, i'm just sayin'!!!! LOVE your work!

Anonymous said...

I'm just so happy that you're on the team for another year! Your work is amazing and so inspiring.

Diana K

bfncp said...

Your cards always make me happy and are inspiring. Looking forward to another year of inspiration.

Laura Jane said...

Choosing 6 must have been VERY difficult! My favorite ones are those with all the FLORAL LAYERS and doilies! SCRUMPTIOUS!! Have a Happy PTI 2013!

Nicki Lundeen said...

Your cards are beautiful...thanks for sharing.

resmith said...

Beautiful! Love them all.

Janice W said...

So much talent to look at.

Suzanne said...

Danielle, your cards always make me happy and inspire me, and I am so glad you're on this DT. I have some ideas on what to make based on your first card.. :) Thanks for sharing your favorites with us!

Diana Fisher said...

Love your favorites and congrats on your 2 year anniversary with PTI!

Jodi_E said...

Danielle, "you make me happy". By being part of the team here. Thanks for sharing your talents.

see mary stamp said...

Love these projects. The XOXO and Background Basics: Rainbows cards are amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Greta said...

Loved seeing these cards--some of which I'd missed. You are an inspiration--thank you!

Holly Saveur said...

Loved the one you choose..really admire your work and use of colors and items!

Peggy said...

Love your style and projects. Thank you for your contributions to PTI this year.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Jill Norwood said...

Here, here! Very well said! Your cards are a constant source of inspiration! Thanks for all you do to inspire!!!

nancy jane said...

When you joined PTI, I wasn't familiar with you or your blog. Two years later, you and your blog are where I turn when I need inspiration. While I'm not a scrapbooker, your layouts usually have some little something that make me wonder how I can use it on a card. And your cards and mini-books are truly favorites. Your style, both in your words and your projects, makes me smile. So glad that you are staying on the DT.