Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Release day...

Have you been following the Papertrey Ink countdown this month? Today is the day all of the new products will be up for sale at 10pm EST! Here are a few more new stamps and dies we were lucky enough to work with this month! First up, I used a new stamp set called L' Shanah Tovah (sentiment and small leaves) paired with Vintage Linens stamps.
On this card, I wanted to try a more neutral color scheme and went for grays, blacks and golds. The wreath is cut with the Rustic Wreath die.

Fruitful Year card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: L' Shanah Tovah, Vintage Linens
INK: True Black,  Soft Stone, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening; Soft Granite by Hero Arts, Versamark - craft supply
PAPER: Soft Stone, white
DIES: Vintage Linens, Rustic Wreath
OTHER: gold embossing powder, sequins.

Next up I've used the new Petite Places: Main Street stamps and the new Graceful Greetings dies.
To create a little home for the cute little shops that were stamped, I cut some of the Limitless Layers 2.5" Square dies and layered them with a Vintage Linen paper and paper from the Sweet Blush Pattern Pack. 

 Hello Miss You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Petite Places: Main Street, Mat Stack 3 Collection
INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Vintage Linens, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack, white
DIES: Graceful Greetings, Limitless Layers 2.5" Square die collection
OTHER: twine, sequin.

Last are the Morning by Morning stamps and dies. 

In the background, I watercolored the paper with gray paint, then added the die cut over the top, along with another Graceful Greetings die cut.

Thanks card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Morning by Morning, Graceful Greetings
INK: New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria
PAPER: Watercolor paper, Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack
DIES: Morning Glories, Graceful Greetings
OTHER: sequins, watercolor paints.

Is there a product you can't wait to get? Visit the PTI team to see more with these new items. Everything will be available on July 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vintage linens...

Today is our third group blog post for Papertrey Ink's July countdown! We are previewing a couple of new stamp sets and dies: Vintage Linens and Embroidered Borders, both of which I loved working with! The new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on 7/15 at 10pm EST.
First, I selected a photo that inspired me. The little flowers caught my eye, especially the blue ones, which you'll see in the second card.

The first card was more simple. I used one of the Vintage Linen papers in the background, then stamped and die cut the flowers to add over the top.
The sentiment is from a new set called Perfect Pairing.

Thinking of You card:
STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Perfect Pairing
INK: New Leaf, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Vintage Linens
DIES: Vintage Linens
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

The second card uses a few more layers. I stamped the background in black with the outline stamps of the flowers.

"Just Because" is from a new stamp set called Keep It Simple: Just Because. 
The frame is die cut and stamped with Embroidered Borders. Really loved working with these products and have quite a few more ideas to use them with!

Just Because card:
STAMPS: Vintage Linens, Embroidered Borders
INK: New Leaf, True Black, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal; gray is Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Vintage Linens
OTHER: none.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Calling all bibliophiles...

We are back with group post #2 at Papertrey Ink for the month of July to show you some new book-related products that will be available July 15th at 10pm EST at

I was inspired by this bookshelf quilt I found on Pinterest and thought the books would be cute on a teacher card! So I added the Apple Prints stamps and dies in with the new book themed stamps and dies. On one of the cards, I used the books horizontally and the other vertically.
On this card, I used the different sentiments on several books to create one big message. Such a cute set of stamps! I really like this idea. Fun way to add lots of color on the differing books.

A Favorite Book card:
(All products by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Bibliophile, Background Basics: Twinkle, Apple Prints
INK: Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist; dark gray cardstock - craft supply
DIES: Bibliophile
OTHER: twine - The Twinery, sequin - Pretty Pink Posh.

Couple of pics of the card set. 
I read the directions wrong and was supposed to make a card with the Book Cover Card dies... ooops! Sorry!!

Think I like the vertical books the best. They look more like books. What do you think?

Books Fall Open card:
(All products by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Bibliophile, Background Basics: Twinkle, Apple Prints
INK: Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist; dark gray cardstock - craft supply
DIES: Fancy Bookends Dies, Bibliophile
OTHER: sequin - Pretty Pink Posh, seam binding - Zipperstop.

To see more book-related projects, visit the rest of the team:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Weather trends...

The Papertrey Ink team is sharing some projects today made with several new fun weather-themed products coming out on July 15th at My first card is made with the new Rainy Day Sentiments stamps.

Sorry for the photos - was in a hurry to get these posted before I ran out of daylight! The umbrella is cut with Scattered Showers dies and stamped with Background Basics: Twinkle.

Weather the Storm Together card:
STAMPS: Rainy Day Sentiments, Background Basics: Twinkle
INK: Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Sweet Blush, True Black
PAPER: Lavender Moon, white, Aqua Mist
DIES: Scattered Showers
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Next, a sunnier card made with Enclosed: Sun stamps and dies (sun) and the So Striking dies (cloud). Also stamped the sentiment with Tucked In: Thinking of You.

The sun was cut from vellum and then I used three Zing! embossing powder colors to stamp and emboss the different rays (Apricot, Mustard and Blush) with Enclosed: Sun stamps. I trimmed the sun in half.

Sending You Some Sunshine card:
STAMPS: Enclosed: Sun, Tucked In: Thinking of You, Background Basics: Twinkle
INK: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Versamark
PAPER: white, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack
DIES: Enclosed: Sun (sun), So Striking (cloud)
OTHER: vellum, sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, Zing embossing powders - Apricot, Mustard, Blush.

To see more weather related projects, visit the rest of the gals:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Want to win a Craftsy online class?

Welcome to a special blog hop hosted by instructors at, an online classroom platform that includes classes on scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting and much more! 
Spend a little time getting to know each instructor on this list and the classes they teach through Craftsy. You'll discover that some of your favorite teachers are now offering classes through this incredible platform. Look for special giveaways from the instructors and leave a comment on the participating blogs for your chance to win! Then join us on Craftsy for inspiring new ways to craft and learn!

A little about me:
Many of you have been blog readers of mine for some time now, but for those of you who are new to my work, I'd like to take a minute to introduce myself! My name is Danielle Flanders, and I've been paper crafting for about 15 years now. It all began when my first daughter was born. I wanted to document her life as a baby and create a memory book for her. Since then, I've worked for many paper and stamp manufacturers and am so grateful to have had my work published numerous times. Cardmaking is a favorite pasttime of mine as well. I love to send happy mail to make people smile! I would say my style is trendy, light and airy, clean - yet layered, girly and colorful.

About my Craftsy class:
The class I'm teaching with Craftsy is: Cards With Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures and Embellishments.  By clicking the link, I'm happy to offer 1/2 off my class today! Sign up and watch the class anytime, at your own pace. Ask questions of the instructors and post pictures of your cards in the class platform as well! It's a great way to work on your cardmaking skills and gain feedback from the Craftsy instructors. You can read more about the class HERE. In the class, I focus on creative and simple ways to add texture to your cards with embossing, stitching, embellishing tips and ways to use vellum, tips on layering patterned papers and much more!

(Photos shown are actual cards from the class.)
Would you like to win a spot in my online class? Please leave a comment. Let me know what would you would like to learn the most from an online paper crafting class? Giveaway will end Thursday, July 16 at midnight EDT. Next, hop on to the other instructors' blogs for more giveaways:

Danielle Flanders (you are here!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stamping patchwork...

Well, hello there. My friend Claudia came over last weekend, and we were able to do some stamping and card making! So I decided to make a few things with the Quilted: Summer stamp set and dies by Papertrey Ink just for fun. I am a quilter at heart, so I just love this set and the fun patterns you can make with it. The design for these cards was originally by Betsy, which you can see in this post. I just used some different colors, added a little bit of Enchanted Evening, a pretty navy blue. Love how it looks with the Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy.

The red borders were stamped with a little dash line from Quilted: Summer. I think it was meant to be a stick for the pinwheel, but it sure looks cute as a border also!
Ended up making 3 of these with different sentiments and just love how they turned out! I've used different sentiments on each. "Just because" is from the Scripted stamp set. "Warmest thanks" is from Bloomers.

The "sunshine" sentiment is from Quilted: Summer.

These were quite easy to do after I had the first one done and could copy where all of the colors would go. The trick for me was to start with the aqua one in the top center. That way I could center the triangles on the card quite easily. Added some twine and a flower die cut from Quilted: Summer. Might have to make more of these for little card sets!

You might have noticed at the top of my blog, I've started a "SHOP" link. Be on the look out for some cards for sale soon! :) Bye for now!

Quilted: Summer cards:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)STAMPS: Quilted: Summer, Scripted, Bloomers
INK: Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Quilted: Summer
OTHER: twine.