Friday, June 17, 2016

DT Tips: Layered scallops...

With all of the pretty Noted scalloped-edged dies that just came out by Papertrey Ink, I couldn't wait to use them again after the release. Today I have a few new ideas for you on how to use these dies!

On the first card, I cut a couple of the Noted: Scalloped Square dies out and trimmed a bunch of pieces that were 3 1/4" x 1" from the edge of the die, the stamped them with various stamp sets!

Here is the Noted: Scalloped Square die that I used. I cut a long edge and then trimmed it down into smaller pieces.
The stamp sets I used on the pieces are: Graceful Greetings IIBackground Basics: Super GinghamPolka Dot Basics IIIQuilted: Summer and Stitches & Swirls. Sentiment is from Cross Stitched. Two of the pieces have all of the colors in them, then I pulled those colors out onto the others.

The strips were layered, adhered at the top of each strip, then the scalloped edges pulled up slightly, so you can see the dimension.

On the next card, I cut two Noted: Scalloped Square dies and trimmed them down, then used one as a border, stamped with Quilted: Summer (triangles). The rest is stamped with Stitched Sentiments, Cross Stitched and Graceful Greetings II.

The circle die comes with the Noted: Scalloped Square set. I love those little embossed stitches.

On the last card, I had a little square of one of the Noted: Scalloped Square dies left over, so I wanted to add it at an angle on the top corner of the card. I stamped it with Cross Stitched, then added a sentiment and flowers from Graceful Greetings II.

Underneath, I added a couple more scalloped edges, then on the corner of the scallops, a little twine bow. :) Background paper is Green Parakeet.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. Thank you for popping by today and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Release day...

Today is release day, when all of the new products we have been showing you sneak peeks of this week will be available tonight for purchase at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink! First, I have a card made with Graceful Greetings II stamps and dies (sentiment and flowers) and What the Doodle: Sun stamps and dies. I decided I wanted to use the sun as a flower instead of a sun. Reminds me of a sunflower!

The base was cut with the Noted: Scalloped Square die, but I didn't fold it in half to make a square. I left it long and just trimmed it off at about 5 1/4" high and placed a piece of gingham at the top! I tucked my big flower into some stamped flowers from Graceful Greetings II. What a gorgeous stamp set this is. The sentiment is from Graceful Greetings II also!

Get Well card:
STAMPS: What the Doodle: Sun. Graceful Greetings II
INK: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, New Leaf, Spring Moss
PAPER: white, Chicken Scratch Gingham, vellum
DIES: What the Doodle: Sun, Graceful Greetings II
OTHER: embossing powder, enamel dots.
Last is Splits: Way to Go. I did something different with it...the little shapes reminded me of confetti, so I used them as such on this Congrats card!

The sentiment is from the new Big Basics: Congratulations die. See the swirls? Those are the ones I used on my floral card above from Graceful Greetings II. I thought they would make cute curly streamers.

Congratulations card:
STAMPS: Splits: Way To Go (confetti), Graceful Greetings II (swirls)
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, New Leaf
PAPER: Aqua Mist, white, Chicken Scratch Gingham
DIES: Big Basics: Congratulations die, Noted: Scalloped Square die
OTHER: enamel dot, corner rounder, twine.

Hope you enjoyed this release. What caught your eye this week?
Don't forget to shop tonight 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: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Forget Me Not and New Notecard Dies...

Welcome to another group post for Papertrey Ink! We are previewing some new products for you today, the new Forget Me Not stamps and dies and the new Noted Die Collection! These will be available June 15th at 10pm EST at

First is a little scalloped card set. I used the Noted: Scalloped Square dies to cut the background and plaid pieces. The flowers and sentiment are Forget Me Not stamps and dies, also the Forget Me Not Sentiment dies.
The little embossed stitch details in the Noted dies are so cute, aren't they?
The color combo is Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate and Classic Kraft.

Scalloped Mini card set:
STAMPS: Forget Me Not
INK: Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
PAPER: Chicken Scratch Gingham
DIES: Forget Me Not, Forget Me Not Sentiments
OTHER: none.

My last card was a little more involved. I used the new Noted: Scalloped A2 dies to cut the card shapes. The front was stenciled with the new Woodblock Prints Stencils with Melon Berry ink, then I die cut an oval from the front and backed it with plaid paper. 

The stitched oval was cut out and added over the top with some Forget Me Not flowers and sentiment.

Forgot Your Birthday card:
STAMPS: Forget Me Not
INK: Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
PAPER: white, Chicken Scratch Gingham
DIES: Forget Me Not, Forget Me Not Sentiments
OTHER: Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Woodblock Prints Stencils.

Don't forget to shop June 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: 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Introducing Woodblock Prints...

Introducing the new Woodblock Prints stamps, papers and stencils by Papertrey Ink! These will be available at 10pm EST on June 15th! Let's get started. First is a card using the stamps. I created a diamond pattern with the pretty block stamp.

After stamping, I die cut the center with the Center Style: Feminine die and popped it up. The little flower is from a new set called Graceful Greetings II, and the die cut is a new one called Big Basics: Love You die.

Love You card:
STAMPS: Woodblock Prints, Graceful Greetings II
INK: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Green Parakeet
PAPER: white, Stormy Seas, Pure Poppy
DIES: Center Style: Feminine, Big Basics: Love You
OTHER: none.
Next is a quick card using the pretty Woodblock Prints papers. I don't do simple all that well, but I thought I would keep this one simple and let the pretty patterns do the talking. :)

The papers were cut into squares and then trimmed in half with scissors. I machine stitched over the top. The sentiment is from a new set called The Skinny.

Sorry I missed Your Birthday card:
STAMPS: The Skinny
INK: New Leaf, Tropical Teal
PAPER: Woodblock Prints, white cardstock
DIES: square punch
OTHER: enamel dot.

Last is a card with the Woodblock Stencils in the background. I stenciled over it with Lovely Lady and Melon Berry inks.

The sentiment is stamped with Inspired: Grace. This one was extremely quick and simple to make!

Amazing Grace card:
STAMPS: Inspired: Grace
INK: Pure Poppy, Lovely Lady, Melon Berry
PAPER: Pale Peony
DIES: none
OTHER: none.

Don't forget to shop June 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: 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Need for Speed...

Today the Papertrey Ink team is previewing Need for Speed, Road Signed and a few new dies! These will be available June 15th at 10pm EST at!

First, a birthday invite. I used the Card Base-ics Die #2 as the base and stamped it with By Invitation. Then added some yield signs and "birthday boy crossing" from Road Signed. The car was die cut and stamped with Need for Speed.

Birthday Boy Crossing Invite:
STAMPS: By Invitation, Need for Speed, Road Signed
INK: True Black, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, New Leaf by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white
DIES: Card Base-ics 2, Need for Speed, Road Signed
OTHER: twine

Next a cute little stitching project. I created a felt truck with the new Stitched Truck dies and used it as a tag to adorn a gift bag. These would be cute as party favors to give to guests.

Felt colors used are Tropical Teal, Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold and Smokey Shadow. HERE are all the pretty felt colors that Papertrey Ink offers! I didn't have any black felt for the tires, but the Smokey Shadow worked out nicely!

You are a Classic Party Bag:
STAMPS: Need for Speed
INK: Versamark
DIES: Stitched Truck
OTHER: tag - DIY Shop by American Crafts, felt by PTI, glassine bag, white embossing powder.

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Introducing Paper Clippings: Birthday and Birthday Details...

The Papertrey Ink team is back to introduce you to a few new products coming out this month on June 15th! Today I get to show some sneak peeks of the new Paper Clippings: Birthday stamps and dies, absolutely love these!

First, a card made with the stamps! I stamped the "happy" and the balloons, the stamped the "birthday", trimmed it out with Paper Clippings: Birthday Details dies, then popped it up with pop dots.

This one was quick to make and fell together pretty easily. I love the big sentiments, really makes the card!

Happy Birthday to You card:
STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Birthday
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist
PAPER: white
DIES: Cover Plate: Pretty Frame, Paper Clippings: Birthday Details
Next up are some quick birthday to/from tags made with the new Keep It Simple: To & From stamps and Paper Clippings: Birthday. I used the Folded Tags die for the base. The insides were stamped with stars from Paper Clippings: Birthday. 

The to/from are all from the Keep It Simple: To & From set! Several fun fonts in that stamp set!

To/From Birthday Tags:
STAMPS: Keep It Simple: To & From, Paper Clippings: Birthday
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady
PAPER: white
DIES: Folded Tags die
OTHER: twine.
Last a tag made with the Paper Clippings: Birthday dies. The whole piece is die cut in white, then I stamped it with the stamps and backed it with Classic Kraft cardstock. These are such super fun products that make creating easy, and they pack such a punch!

Happy Birthday tag:
STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Birthday
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady
PAPER: white and Classic Kraft
DIES: Folded Tags die
OTHER: twine.

Don't forget to shop June 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink to get all of the new products we have been previewing this week! Visit Nichole Heady's blog to see more!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Make It Monday video tutorial: shading with Copics...

Recently, I purchased a few more Copic Markers to add to my stash and have been having fun with using them in different ways! Today is my day for a Make It Monday video over at Papertrey Ink, so I've made this card with shadowing under the die cut. I'd love if you would stop over to watch the video at Nichole's blog, give it a try, and let me know what you think of this technique!
I've used a Pure Poppy die cut, trimmed from the Framed Friends die by Papertrey Ink, then a light pink R20 Copic marker for the shading under the word. In the video, I will show you other samples of cards I've made recently with the same technique. Word dies work excellent for this, but you can shadow under other die cuts as well!

I've used Tulip Time and Wonderful Words: Friends stamps also.

Swing by Nichole's blog to watch the full Make It Monday video on how to recreate this card! Have a fabulous day, and don't forget to play along in the shadowing challenge for your chance to win a Papertrey Ink gift card!

So Glad We're Friends:
(All Supplies by Papertrey Ink Unless Otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Friends, Tulip Time
INK: Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
DIES: Framed Friends, Tulip Time
PAPER: Stamper Select White, Pure Poppy cardstock
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


I love the quilted look and am a quilter myself, so I thought it would be fun to bring this look to a card again for today's Scrapbook Expo cardmaking post! I grabbed the Quilted: Summer stamps and dies to make my card. It came together so quickly, just love this set!
First, I die cut the frame and stamped all of the fun triangles! I left some of them white to make it look like a pinwheel. You could also take the frame off and just use the pinwheel, with a stamped stem using the stripe in the stamp set! I die cut a flower and stamped it also.
Then I attached these pieces to a white card base, added the flower over the top. The larger pinwheel pieces are popped up with dimensional adhesive.

The Scripted stamps were used for a sentiment at the bottom.

Hop over to the Scrapbook Expo post to read more about this card. Happy "almost" summer!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sentiment Signs revisited...

Today the senior design team is revisiting an older stamp set at Papertrey Ink to show you some new ways to use this set! This set is called Sentiment Signs. I've used it as a backdrop on my cards today, as I just love the graphic look of the block text!

My first thought was to stamp the Sentiments Signs block text and frame it with the new Garden Garland die. Well, sometimes things happen as happy accidents! I pulled out a white scrap from my scrap box to stamp the Sentiment Signs on, and it already had little gray butterflies stamped in the bottom corner with a red Swoosh stamp across it. (Not sure why I put it in my scrap box when it was already stamped on, but that gave me an idea!) I could add the Super Swoosh dies over the Sentiment Signs stamps! So that's how my design began.

Next, I played around with stamping the Sentiment Signs onto white cardstock with a dark color of ink, then layering vellum over the top. Ultimately, I decided I didn't want a white background, I wanted the aqua background and the polkadot background. So I decided to do the Sentiment Signs over the TOP of the vellum instead of underneath.

The Sentiment Signs were stamped onto Papertrey Ink's Sheer Basics Vellum. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Love how it stands out on the vellum! The vellum is attached just at the top with a strip of washi tape on each card.

Then I added color with some pretty background cardstock and patterned paper, and a flower from the Quilted: Spring stamp set and dies.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Be sure to visit Betsy, Dawn, Heather and Melissa to see more fresh ideas using Sentiment Signs stamps! 

Sentiment Signs cards:
STAMPS: Sentiment Signs, Quilted: Spring
INK: Lovely Lady, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening
PAPER: Sheer Basics Vellum, Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy cardstock, Lavender Moon Pattern Pack
DIES: Garden Garland, Quilted: Spring, Super Swoosh
OTHER: washi tape, sequins, embossing powder.