Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Release day...

Tonight is the night when all of the new releases (stamps, dies and such) are available for purchase at www.papertreyink.com! I have a few new sets to share with you.
Here I've used the new Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun (snowflakes, snowman, mittens, scarf and snowballs) and the new Fill in the Blank stamp set (thank you background).
The background stitching die is cut with Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical dies. "Warm Winter Wishes" was stamped with an older set, Two Feet Deep. I thought the saying would be cute with the snowman.
Warm Winter Wishes card:
STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun, Fill In the Blank, Two Feet Deep
INK: Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, 
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, white
DIES: Noted A2 Vertical 
OTHER: twine, dimensional adhesive.

Next is the new What the Doodle: Piece of Cake and Keep It Simple: Birthday III stamps!
I've tucked the little cake inside the Window Cut Tag die.
Happy Birthday card:
STAMPS: What the Doodle: Piece of Cake, Keep It Simple: Birthday III
INK: Pure Poppy, Versamark
PAPER: Lavender Moon, New Leaf pattern pack
DIES: What the Doodle: Piece of Cake, Basic Cut Tag, Window Cut Tag
OTHER: white embossing powder, Copic markers.
Also, I have some news to share with you all...

With great sadness, and after 6 years with Papertrey Ink, 10 full years of blogging and 1295 posts, I've decided to step down from crafting and all of my design teams. 

As some of you might know, I went through a horrible, unexpected divorce last year. It was the roughest year of my life. Since then, I've hung on to crafting, as it was one of the things I enjoyed the most, and although it was very difficult to craft many days when I had to come up with my monthly projects...it did get me through some very hard times.

Since then, I've been picking up the pieces one day at a time. I bought my home and refinanced it in my name. I paid off my car. I met a wonderful guy who showed me that I'm worthy of being loved as I am. An unexpected opportunity came to me a couple of months ago, working with breast cancer patients. This past weekend, they asked me to become full time, working with these patients, scheduling their surgeries and following them for months as they go through their mastectomies and reconstructions. I love my patients! I feel as though my situation, having changed, is driving me with this desire to help others get through their difficult times! I hope to still have time here and there to make things when the inspiration strikes me, and will continue to post my projects when I'm able. I don't want to give up crafting all together. I hope you will continue to stop by now and then to say hello. I will miss my Papertrey Ink family tremendously! Papertrey Ink has been my life the past 6 years!

Paper crafters are the most kind and amazing people, and I'm so thankful for the friendships I've made over the past 10 years through this hobby.

Visit the amazing design team to see more projects with the November release! Love this group of girls!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Invitation Inspiration...

Today the Papertrey Ink team has more party stuff to show you! We are working with some new dies called Big Basics and the Invitation Basics stamp set. I've made a pre-teen girly party ensemble with an invitation and coordinating envelope and a tag.
The tag was cut with the new Basic Cut Tag and the Window Cut Tag. I stamped on the background tag (Basic Cut Tag) with the Invitation Basics with the balloons. I stamped the Wish Big sentiment with the For You stamps.
The invite is stamped with Invitation Basics and a die cut "You're Invited" is made with Big Basics: You're Invited dies. 
The bow is made with the new Wrap It Up dies.
And last is a stamped envelope to match! I love these products and had so much fun with them!
Party Time Invitation, Envelope and Tag ensemble:
STAMPS: For You, Invitation Basics
INK: Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup, Vintage Jadeite, Aqua Mist, True Black, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf
PAPER: white, Sheer Basics Vellum, True Black Gingham
DIES: Big Basics: You're Invited, Basic Cut Tag, Window Cut Tag, Wrap It Up
OTHER: A2 envelope, sequins.

Don't forget to shop November 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink to get all of the adorable new products we have been previewing this week! Stop by each of these blogs to see more: 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Birthday Wrap Inspiration...

Today we are previewing a new stamp set called For You and some tag dies and Wrap It Up dies! Let's get started! First I have coordinating tag and card set. I die cut the "happy" tag and colored the word with Copic markers in an ombre fashion with red, orange and yellow, then backed it with the pink/red Ombre Stripes paper. It's stamped with For You as well.

Then I have a coordinating card to go with it, with the same design, just a different sentiment from For You, and backed with a Noted: Scalloped Square die cut card base.

Coordinating Happy Birthday Card and Tag:
INK: True Black
PAPER: white
DIES: For You
OTHER: Copic markers, stars from Studio Calico, twine.
Next up are the new Wrap It Up dies, which include this square and adorable 3 layer bow that I cut from the star patterned Sheer Basics Vellum! I used For You again to stamp the sentiment.
I thought this would be fun for a gift card holder. I was going to add the tiny "to/from tag" in the set, but forgot before I took my photos! Darn it! You'll see more of the balloon stamp I used in tomorrow's post!
Don't you think this would make a cute pocket too for a party favor filled with colorful, fun goodies like these straws? A pocket could be made by just stitching or adhering the sides and bottom.
Something For You Gift Card Holder:
STAMPS: For You, Invitation Basics, Polka Dot Basics III
INK: Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, True Black, Vintage Jadeite
PAPER: white
DIES: Wrap It Up
OTHER: gold tape, twine.
Don't forget to shop on November 15th 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: