Saturday, February 8, 2014

New from Papertrey Ink! Introducing Monthly Moments...

If you are scrapbooker (or you inspire to give it a try) and love Papertrey Ink's products, I have some fun news for you! Papertrey Ink will be carrying pocket page scrapbooking products...a new line called Monthly Moments, which has inspired me to start scrapbooking in the "pocket page" fashion. Today I get to share with you my VERY first pocket pages!
By sharing my process with this kit, and how I approached it, I hope you'll see how easy it can be! The mini album I'm using is a Snap! 6x8" binder in black, available at Papertrey Ink soon.
When I received the Monthly Moments papers, dies and stamps, I first picked out the papers that caught my eye the MOST: the black polka dot, the gray and white circles and a couple of the heart journaling cards. And the free digital download with purchase of a kit! I placed them in the page protectors, alternating pockets, trying to balance out the colors and visual "weight" of the cards. (For example, if I had a lot of black on one side, I knew I needed some black on the other side to balance it.) I decided the other sections would be filled with photos.
On the left, I placed a 4x6 journaling card and a 4x6 photo of Kati writing out her Valentines the other morning. I journaled on a piece of vellum (a little trick I use when I'm scared of my hand writing and don't want to mess up writing directly on the card itself!) and stapled it onto the card. My approach to this is going to be simple, with a few added embellishments. I don't want it to get too complex. Added some stamping from the Monthly Moments: February stamps and the Monthly Moments: Days of the Week stamps. (The Be Mine circle is from the free printables!)
(She's making the tulle-wrapped treats for her class for Valentine's Day that I posted about HERE!)

On the "Love This" card, I used the new Monthly Moments: Library card stamps and the Monthly Moments: February stamps to document a few details about her grade, teacher and class size.
The new Journaling card die was used to cut out this photo from a 4x6" photo. Love how it rounds the corners for you!

And see the "February"? That is a new die also called Monthly Moments: February die. I tucked it in a little pocket with sequins, die cut arrows from Cupid's Arrow , a piece of flair and a frame cut with Limitless Layers 2.25" Oval dies. (I will be stitching this pocket closed at the top to keep the goodies safely tucked inside.)
February pocket page:
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: February, Monthly Moments: 
Library card, Monthly Moments: Days of the Week
INK: Hawaiian Shores and True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Monthly Moments: February papers, white/Aqua Mist/Classic 
Kraft cardstock, free digital download, vellum
DIES: Monthly Moments: February die, Monthly  Moments: Journal Card die, Cupid's Arrow, circle punch
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, flair by A Flair For Buttons on Etsy, clothespin by Crate Paper, chipboard by Amy Tan, resin flourishes by Melissa Frances, seam binding by Zipperstop, 
washi tape - unknown, black marker by Sharpie.

On the second page spread, I alternated journaling cards with photos again, balancing out the reddish-pink ones and the darker ones. I scrapped pics of both of my girls for a "what I love about you" page. I thought it would work well for a February theme!
I used one of the heart papers from the kit, but instead of using it as a paper, I trimmed the hearts out of it for heart "confetti" and tucked them free-flowingly into the large pocket. The stamping ("favorite photo" and "this is the best") is from a new stamp set called Monthly Moments: Slide Frame. A few flair pieces and wooden embellishments were added from my stash. 
I made some pull-out tags for journaling to tuck behind the photos. "What I Love About You" and the journaling lines are stamped with Monthly Moments: February! The "pull here" stamp is from Movers & Shakers Sentiments.
I don't know if you can tell, but the wooden embellishments are added with glue dots OUTSIDE the pockets! I'm living on the edge! :)

Forever Be My Always page spread:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: February, Monthly Moments: Slide Frame, 
Movers & Shakers Sentiments ("pull here" stamp)
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush inks
PAPER: Monthly Moments: February, Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist cardstock
DIES: Tag Sale #3, Journal card die
OTHER: wooden flags by Basic Grey, flair by A Flair for Buttons on Etsy, sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, twine by Papertrey Ink, washi tape - unknown, Copic marker R20, Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch (tiny hearts).

The heart theme in the Feb. Monthly Moments kit and products (which can be bought together or separately) could be used to scrap anything...what you love about something, a moment that meant a lot to you, recipes/food you love, pets, etc. Even if you don't have children, it is very versatile in that respect! 

These products will be available on Feb. 15th at 10pm EST at To see more with these products, visit Nichole HeadyMelissa PhillipsAshley Cannon Newell, and Heather Nichols.


jan metcalf said...

Oh what fun! Wish I had this available when the twins were young, life flew by too fast for us! No scrapbooks here. But I think the elements will work great on cards too!

Taheerah said...

Happy sigh. See, this is why every single word I wrote about you yesterday is completely justified, and more. These are so so beautiful and so special. This line was really made for you Danielle!! I really hope we'll get to see you create some mini albums with these supplies too? Please please please pretty pretty please? :-)

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! Just love this look-you certainly kept it your style...and embellishments outside the pocket are cool!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your album looks amazing, Danielle! I love everything you've done with the new PTI products! Fabulous!

Mamashops said...

Danielle, I love your pages! I have never thought of stitching a 3 x 4 pocket so that it can hold confetti.
I've been doing PL for 2 years, and my pages pale in comparison to yours- but then you make everything look great! Have a great weekend!

Diana K said...

So creative! Gorgeous with so many fun things to look at. Love.

Susan said...

Beautiful pages!!! I am so excited to see how you design these pocket pages using PTI products!

Diana K said...

Oh, forgot something. Danielle, I love your journaling on vellum trick and will be doing this lots! Thanks for the tip.

Gina said...

Danielle! I love, love, looooooo-oooove how you did your album! So much inspiration here for my albums. I love the sequins in the pockets and stitching it closed. Love the tag behind the photo for journaling. I hope we get to see this every month from you!!!

Tracey said...

Love these new goodies and what you did with them! Gorgeous work!!

Danielle Flanders said...

Gina, yes! I will be on the Monthly Moments team for the year, so I'll be sharing pocket pages and layouts all year! I am excited to get back into scrapbooking again with these fabulous products!

Thank you, everyone for your kind comments!

maria f. said...

Yay for you! You make me want to consider this smaller format of pocket pages - not as overwhelming. I love the pages with B/W photos, and your idea to write on vellum instead of the card.

Anonymous said...

Your pages look incredible! I can't wait to get my hands on this kit!!!!! So excited about this addition to PTI's lineup. You did such a beautiful job!

Linda Nicholson said...

Love your pages Danielle! I am beyond excited that you're going to be on the scrapbooking "team" for Heather's products as I love your style and take so much away from it. In fact, while the men in my life are camping this weekend (Freeze-O-Ree at the USAFA here in Colorado Springs) I'll be working on a few of my December Daily pages using a few tricks that you showed us today.


Morag said...

Loving that you are loving (the excitement is both evident and infectious!!) what you have created with the new stamps, dies and pocket scrapping card pad! I have a beaming smile on my face after admiringly perusing your creations!

Karen said...

I'm so excited to see these products, and LOVE what you've done with them!

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful! I am so in need of something like this. Seeing what is being done with line gives me hope that I might be able to do this.

Megan Carroll said...

Ahhhhhmazing!! I have never scrapbooked before... Can't wait to get started!!

Lindsey said...

I just knew your pages would be fabulous! I especially love your writing on vellum tip.

Sharna W. said...

wow this is so great! Its right up my alley. I haven't tried the pockets yet, but the idea of monthly instead of weekly appeals to me so much more.

claudia shadler said...

so cute! luv the little wood banners! luv the layouts!

C :)

Suzanne said...

SO SO perfect!!! Danielle, you rock the pocket style albums, too! LOVE them!

Shelley Haganman said...

Simply gorgeous!! Thank you for including my flair with your beautiful designs Danielle!!!