Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Moments Inked Details



Good morning, Papertrey Ink fans, and welcome to the final April countdown day! Today I have the great pleasure of showcasing some of this month's Moments Inked additions. The Moments Inked line just keeps getting better and better! Each month there's something fresh and fabulous that makes my planner even more practical...and pretty too! I'm so happy to have an easy way to keep my favorite pens close at hand and the new Edged dies are already an essential that I can't seem to put away!


I began by creating a pencil pouch to keep my pen, eraser, and a pencil at the ready. This new die by Erin Lincoln is totally amazing! She has videos on the Papertrey Ink Youtube Channel showing you so many different ways to assemble your pouch. I used the trim die to create a contrasting edge and embellished my little snap covers with tiny flowers from the Quick Stitch: Sewing Staples kit.


I had a tough time finding the Basic Grey magnets locally, so I went a slightly different route, using mini magnetic purse snaps instead. These are the 14mm size (not the standard 18mm size) and they fit perfectly! I followed this video tutorial on YouTube and it truly couldn't have been easier. It was a different brand, but that didn't seem to matter. 


The inside is roomy enough to carry a few choice writing instruments or accessories you might find handy (paper clips, lip balm, hair ties, etc). I used basic white elastic to secure my pencil pouch to my planner. So easy and it looks nice, too!

Another of my favorite Moments Inked accessories coming out this month is the new Moments Inked: Edged die. You may have already noticed that I used it to insert my niece's birthday party invitation in with my party planning lists (HERE in case you missed it). Today I'm using the perforated edge die to create a mini calling card notebook to keep in my planner.


I learned last week that the moment you start tearing up the neighborhood (by putting in a new gas line) all of your new neighbors suddenly want to make your acquaintance. Ha! As a result I've been caught unprepared several times by very nice folks who would like to say hello and gather contact information. I figured, since my planner is often nearby, I could make a tiny notebook that would make handing out names, phone numbers, and email addresses a little easier.


I began by trimming out about 15 little business card-sized (2" x 3 1/2") pieces of Fresh Snow Linen cardstock. I figured that was a good size because it would fit in most wallets easily. I ran each one through my die cut machine with the new Moments Inked: Edged perforated edge die (I used the edge of the die as a guide to make sure they were all the same) and stamped them with assorted images from Seeds of Knowledge (available April 15th), just to give them a little color.


Then I assembled my notepad by adding layers of Scor-tape between each card, taking care to keep the adhesive to the outside edge of the perforated line. I repeated that until I had everything stuck together and then added a chipboard backing under the bottom card.


That chipboard piece then slides into the pocket (I made one just for collecting neighbor info and put it in the back of my planner with the "important contacts." I shortened it by a few holes so the "important contacts" heading would still be visible.) and the cards hang on the outside, unencumbered.


When I need to use a card, I can simply fold along the perforated edge and tear it right off. I can also use these little cards for notes or other little tidbits since they're such an easy thing to recreate and replace when these are used up.


See, it's the perfect place for a blog address (which I get asked about fairly regularly and never have a great place to write it down - now I do!). I'm sure to have fun discovering new ways to use this month's additions to the Moments Inked line! I hope you are too!



I have one last thing to share before I wander off on you today. There's another terrific Quick Stitch kit coming at you on May 1st! Erin has really outdone herself with this newest Quick Stitch kit. These softies are just simply the cutest! There are so many options to customize these little guys; from expressions to accessories and beyond. I can't wait to create a whole herd of adorable stuffed critters!


Make sure to pop over to Nichole's blog for a few more sneak peeks! I'll have additional projects to share with you in just a couple of weeks. See you then!

Recipes:
Felt Pencil Pouch
Dies: Pencil Pouch (available April 15th), Pencil Pouch Trim (available April 15th), Sewing Staples: Floral Cluster Die Collection - Papertrey Ink
Other: Mini Magnetic Purse Snaps - Everything Mary (found at JoAnn's in the teenager purse design aisle); Floss Colors 504, 742, pure white - DMC; White Fold-over Elastic - Dritz

Calling Card Booklet
Stamps: Seeds Of Knowledge (available April 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Summer Sunrise Polka Dot - Papertrey Ink; chipboard
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Moments Inked: Edged Die (available April 15th), Moments Inked: Pocket Page Die - Papertrey Ink; Scor-tape

Monday, April 13, 2015

Moments Inked: Party Planning

 


Good morning, All! It's my week to share how I've been using my Papertrey Ink Moments Inked planner lately. This planner and the accessories came in super handy while putting together my niece's recent first birthday bash. I wanted to make sure it was extra special (you only get to celebrate your first birthday once, after all), so I used a few of the Moments Inked stamp sets and dies to create lists that were both functional as well as cute enough to add to a scrapbook now that the party has come and gone.


I began by creating daily task lists for the days leading up to the party. This allowed me to break down the workload into manageable chunks, so I never felt too overwhelmed.


I used the Moments Inked: Divided die to cut the pages from Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock and then trimmed two of the rounded bits from each page to achieve the small tabs. I embellished each tab with a circle cut from one of April's colors that was stamped with the first letter of the days of the week.


I used the new Pencilgrams mini set (available April 15th) for the letters. Another handy thing about having lists like this available is that when someone asks you how they can help, you just direct them to the list! No more fumbling for an answer...it's all right there in black and white.

The next page is a decorative way to break up the lists a little bit. It's one of those piece that could easily be removed and used in a scrapbook with just a quick trim.


I simply die cut the largest Basic Page shape from polka dot vellum and added a Text Block: Let's Party die on top. We used a good bit of pink in the decor, so this will blend in perfectly with the photos from the big day.

I found these next lists essential for keeping track of important details in the days leading up to the party.


I used the Moments Inked: Tabbed List Die to create a series of stair step lists. In order to get them layered like this, I simply trimmed off the bottom two, four, and six holes on the bottom three pages. I also needed to trim ever so slightly up by the tab, but it was a minimal adjustment and well worth the effort.


I decorated the "Guest List" page with the streamers from Birthday style.


The "Shopping" page was perfect for any non-food items I needed to pick up. I just added to the list as things occurred to me. I decorated this one with a balloon from Balloon Bash.


The "Menu" page gave me a place to write everything down which triggered the items that I needed to put on the grocery list. I thought this cupcake from Blue Skies was the perfect embellishment.


The "Groceries" list seemed to keep growing and growing! The candles from Wishes Come True added just enough whimsy to this page.


I also inserted the party invitation into my planner with help from the new Moments Inked: Edged Die (available April 15th).  It was a breeze to die cut that edge and pop the invitation in there with everything else.

I think all the planning paid off. Look at that happy, little (sugar-covered) face!


So there you have it! In the past when I've organized similar events I've had everything written out on little scraps of paper that inevitably get lost right when I need them most. The planner and the coordinating dies and stamps made it easy for me to keep everything in one place...and it's cute to boot!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I'm sure you have plenty of countdown to check out, so I won't keep you. Have a wonderful week!



Recipes:
Daily Tasks Tabbed Lists
Stamps: Moments Inked: Listed, Pencilgrams (available April 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Terra Cotta Tile, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Moments Inked: Divided - Papertrey Ink

Vellum Divider Page
Cardstock: Sheer Basics Patterned Vellum, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Moments Inked: Basic Page Die, Text Block: Let's Party Die - Papertrey Ink

Party Details Tabbed Lists
Stamps: Moments Inked: Listed, Birthday Style, Balloon Bash, Blue Skies, Wishes Come True - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen,
Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Sweet Blush, Canyon Clay, Melon Berry, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Moments Inked: Tabbed List Die - Papertrey Ink

Invitation Page
Dies: Moments Inked: Edged Die (available April 15th) - Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Color Play

Good morning, Friends, and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature! This month we're playing with a color palette of Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, and Enchanted Evening inspired by this photo from Style Me Pretty:


Isn't that gorgeous?! I’ve been having a serious moment with coral. It’s so pretty and it looks lovely with so many other fabulous colors. Perhaps because of my recent coral-crush, when I saw this photo I knew I wanted to use it as the inspiration for this month’s color scheme.

I decided to use these beautiful colors to make a Mother's Day card for today. Obviously I was inspired by more than just the photo's colors. I brainstormed for days, but in the end I couldn't get the idea of a cluster of flowers out of my head. I went with it and I'm glad I did!


I began by doing some test stamping with the Sweet Life stamp set on a sheet of scrap paper. I wasn't sure how best to achieve the depth of color I wanted, so playing around with it really helped. I found that generational stamping was a wonderful way of getting the different colors I needed without introducing additional ink colors.

My final roses are stamped like this:

  • Base: Melon Berry stamped off once
  • 1st Layer: Berry Sorbet at full strength
  • 2nd Layer: Melon Berry at full strength

The stamped off Melon Berry is much pinker than the full strength version, so it was the perfect base for Berry Sorbet. Then, the darker, more orange full strength Melon Berry finishes the blooms with a bit of a shadow effect.

My leaves are stamped like this:

  • Base: Ocean Tides stamped off once
  • 1st Layer: Ocean Tides at full strength

The leaves look almost sage when Ocean Tides is stamped off and the full strength leaf detail has an almost vintage appearance.


I die cut my flowers and leaves and stamped them with the combinations that I've detailed above. Then, I stamped the frame from Boutique Borders: Thanks on a white panel. I knew I needed extra space between the borders, so I masked off one of the sides of the stamp and stamped the other image twice, leaving plenty of space between. I added the sentiment and adhered the panel to an Enchanted Evening card base.

I mounted the flowers and leaves with flat and foam adhesives and curled the leaves upward. The card still needed something, so I went in with a fine point glue pen and added glitter to places where dew might rest. It's not much, but that tiny detail adds a nice bit of sparkle and interest. I love it when a card turns out exactly how it appeared in my imagination! Don't you?

Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me for this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play! I'll see you again soon!

Recipe:
Stamps: The Sweet Life, Keep It Simple: Mother, Boutique Borders: Thanks - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sweet Life Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Glue Pen; Scor-Tape

Monday, March 16, 2015

My Very First Make It Monday!

Good morning, all! Are you all tired of me yet? I sure hope not, because I'm sharing my very first Make It Monday for Papertrey Ink this week! The technique is called Confetti Cluster Stamping and it's a great way to use those tiny accessory images you often have in stamp sets.


Check out the video below for the how-to and supply info and then head over to Nichole Heady's blog to link up your own project!


Remember, the participants are entered into a drawing to win a $25 Papertrey Ink gift certificate each week.


I hope you'll play along! I can't wait to see your projects!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

More Moments Inked


Good morning, friends! I'm back for one last day during this, the March Papertrey Ink new release countdown. Today the Moments Inked Team is sharing projects featuring the handful of fabulous new stamps and dies that Nichole Heady has designed to help you get the most out of your Moments Inked planner. These new products include the Divided stamps and dies, the Pocket Die, and the Listed stamps and Tabbed List die, and the Boxed dies.

I tend to collect little bits of paper, so this month's new Moments Inked products are right up my alley. I now have pretty, labeled pockets to keep all of my receipts and clippings organized in one place. It feels so good to get everything coordinated!

I chose to create pockets for receipts, coupons, and recipes because those are categories that encompass most of the little bits that I tend to find floating around my purse, car, laptop bag, etc. Having one place to corral these items will be invaluable for sure.


I have lots of business receipts that need to be managed, so this pocket is going to get its share of use. I've gotten better at keeping track of my receipts, but there is always room for improvement. Now I'll know exactly where they are when Sean, my favorite CFO, asks me to hand them over. No sweat, Honey Bunny!


I created pockets using the new Pocket Die and the full-page die from the Divided Die. I used Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest, and Aqua Mist patterned paper for the pocket pieces and Fresh Snow Linen cardstock for the page parts. I added tabs to the pockets using the Divided Die and labeled them with circles of White Adhesive Sheets that I'd stamped with headings from the Divided mini set. I put the pockets all in the front of my planner and made the tabs double-sided so I could easily find which pocket I needed no matter which side of them I was seeing at any given time. 


Here's the Coupon pocket. I decided to create a handy shopping list to go along with this pocket. I die cut it from Fresh Snow Linen cardstock and stamped it with the lines from the new Listed set. The heading was stamped on a die cut label of White Adhesive Sheet paper.

This way I can write out my list and then check my coupon file for relevant coupons. When I have a coupon for an item I can mark it with a little star so I remember to use the coupon when I'm at the store. And this way I only buy what we need. I have a tendency to go "off list" if I have the whole file with me. It feels like I'm saving money even though I'm really just buying things we don't need. This is how a person ends up with a year's worth of fabric softener. Not that I have experience with such things. Heh.


My plan is to remove the list and the clipped coupons as I get to the store, so I don't have to carry around the whole planner or the whole file while I'm shopping. Then, after I've checked out, I have a handy place to put the register coupons (because there seem to always be register coupons) for safe keeping until I get home and can put them into my file.


I'm actually really excited about the Recipe pocket. This is a great place to store recipes that I find in the newspaper or magazines. We're a family riddled with food sensitivities, allergies, and restrictions, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to add to our regular rotation (even I get bored with black beans and sweet potatoes after awhile). I created some custom recipe cards to use on those occasions when I find a recipe that I can't clip (not my magazine, for example).


I cut these 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" cards from the Fresh Snow Linen cardstock and stamped them with images from Listed, Posted and Journal Accessories. It turns out that the lines in the new Listed set have the same spacing as the lines in Journal Accessories, so whipping up these cards was super easy! I color coded the labels so I know at a glance what sort of recipe is on each card. Simply Chartreuse cards are entrees, Summer Sunrise cards are side dishes, and Berry Sorbet cards are Sweets & Desserts (that cake is awesome, by the way). The great thing about this system is that it's open enough to include more categories with a simple addition of colors.

ETA: Here's the link to the cake recipe. I add the vegan chocolate chips, but they're not in the original. I did it once and now they're in every time. I think they make the cake richer and a little bit fudgy. They're not even that hard to track down anymore. You can even find them at Target!


I'm can't wait to use these new systems in the real world. The coolest thing about the Moments Inked products is that they're so versatile they can offer different functions for different people, depending how you use them. I can't wait to see how you all use these new tools!

That's all for me this countdown, but I'm sure we'll see each other again soon. Make sure to check in with the Nichole for a full introduction of these new products and then check in with Ashley, Audrey, Laurie W.Stephanie, Suzanne, and Tara for more inspiration. The rest of the Papertrey Ink team is also sharing their release wrap-up post with you today, so make sure to check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, LauraLaurie, Maile, and Melissa  as they share the rest of their March release projects. Take care, everybody!

Recipes:
Receipt Pocket
Stamps: Moments Inked: Divided (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet Polka Dot Paper, White Adhesive Sheet - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink
Other: Moments Inked: Divided Die (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Pocket Die (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Scor Tape

Coupon Pocket
Stamps: Moments Inked: Divided (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Listed (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Planner Banners - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Orange Zest Stripe Paper, Berry Sorbet, White Adhesive Sheet - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink;
Other: Moments Inked: Divided Die (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Pocket Die (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Tabbed List Die (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Scor Tape

Recipes Pocket
Stamps: Moments Inked: Divided (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Listed (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Posted, Journal Accessories - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Paper, Orange Zest, White Adhesive Sheet - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Moments Inked: Divided Die (available March 15th), Moments Inked: Pocket Die (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Scor Tape

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 5

Good morning, friends! Welcome back for Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink March new release countdown! I have a few final projects to share with you today featuring the Retro Style Graduation, Retro Style Birthday Sentiments, and Text Block: You Did It die. Let's get to it, shall we?

My first project today is a birthday card that highlights the year the recipient was born. This is particularly great for milestone birthdays.


I began by die cutting the sign from Aqua Mist cardstock and stamping it with Tropical Teal and white heat embossing. Then, I traced the arrow with a glue pen sprinkled on a bit of glitter. I then die cut the rectangle from white cardstock and stamped it with the pinstripe using Lemon Tart ink and the winged circle with Summer Sunrise. I stamped a 3/4" white circle with the birthday sentiment using Hibiscus Burst ink and mounted it in the center of the winged image with foam tape. The "it's your" shape was cut from Tropical Teal cardstock and heat embossed with white powder. I mounted the rectangle to the larger sign shape with foam tape and added the sentiment shape with flat adhesive.


Next, I die cut the Skyscapes sun burst shape from Hibiscus Burst cardstock and mounted it to a Xyroned white scalloped layer. I sprinkled glitter onto the exposed adhesive to make the negative space shimmer and added my sign with foam tape. I mounted that whole focal piece to a card front layered with polka dotted Summer Sunrise cardstock. It's nice and bright and cheerful. After all, you're only as old as you feel and sunshine and perky colors are sure to add a little skip to anyone's day.

This next one is a graduation card using the multi-directional arrow from Retro Style Graduation.


I began by stamping and trimming the arrows image from white cardstock. I stamped the same image onto polka dotted Aqua Mist patterned paper and mounted the arrows into place with foam tape. Then, I die cut a New Leaf hill using the In The Meadow dies and stamped it with Background Basics: Woodgrain for some grassy texture. I then heat embossed the sentiment with white detail powder and mounted the hill to the Aqua Mist piece with foam tape.


I textured a piece of white cardstock with the Sunshine impression plate and adhered it to an Aqua Mist card base. I tied waxed white twine around the base and mounted my focal point with foam tape. Simple. I like simple.

Speaking of simple...it doesn't get much simpler than this last card, but I love it!


I began by stamping a white card base with rainbow stripes using the Background Basics: Super Stripes set. Then I die cut the Text Block: You Did It shape from a piece of Luxe Gold Adhesive sheet that I'd stuck down to a piece of white cardstock (for stability).


I mounted the Text Block shape to the card front with foam tape. So easy, but the metallic gold against the rainbow stripes makes me very happy.

Alright, friends. That's all for me today. It's another group post day, so make sure to check in with Nichole, AmyAshleyBetsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Laura, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for even more inspiration. I'll see you again soon!

Recipes:
It's Your Birthday Card
Stamps: Retro Style Graduation (available March 15th), Retro Style Birthday Sentiments (available March 15th), Polka Dot Basics III - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Hibiscus Birst, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Retro Style Die Collection (available March 15th), Scene It Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Skyscapes Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron

Wherever You Go Card
Stamps: Retro Style Graduation (available March 15th), Background Basics: Woodgrain - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Paper, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, True Black, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Retro Style Die Collection (available March 15th), Sunshine Impression Plate, In The Meadow Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; White Waxed Cord - May Arts

Rainbow Hooray Card
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: You Did It Die (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 4

Good morning, everyone! Welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink March new release countdown. I have a few more projects for you today featuring the Retro Style stamps and dies, so let's get to it!

My first project is a graduation ensemble. Many of my projects this week have featured retro-inspired color schemes, so I went a little more "modern guy" with this one.


Do you ever get stuck on an idea and fuss with it until you can make it work? That's pretty much exactly what happened here.

I began by stamping the brick pattern using Terra Cotta Tile ink onto Canyon Clay cardstock. I trimmed that with a Tipped Tops die and textured the resulting pieces with the linen and canvas impression plate. I mounted the outer piece to a card front that I'd textured with the Sunrise Impressions 1 impression plate using foam tape. The inside piece was trimmed to fit on the front of a white pillow box.


Then, I created the signs using striped Spring Rain patterned paper and white and Enchanted Evening cardstocks. I stamped the white parts with the coordinating images using Simply Chartreuse and Harvest Gold inks. The numbers were added with Enchanted Evening ink and the sentiments were heat embossed on the Enchanted Evening bits with white detail powder.


I added a Terra Cotta Tile sentiment circle to the pillow box and assembled all of the pieces with a combination of flat and foam adhesives. I created tiny brackets with strips of Enchanted Evening cardstock and adhered the signs into place with foam tape. All-in-all I think a young fella would appreciate this ensemble...especially if there was a gift card for food, gas, or books inside that pillow box. Or, who am I kidding, cash. If you're heading off to college (or out into the real world after college) you appreciate the rare sensation of having a little mad money in your pocket. Not that I remember what that feels like or anything. Heh.

Ok! Next, I have some gift tags to share.


I started with Spring Rain striped paper cut at different angles. The color gives them continuity, but the angles keep them from feeling too similar. I mounted the patterned paper to white cardstock to give them a little heft, but that's maybe an unnecessary step. I heat embossed the poles onto the tags with white detail powder and then began building my signs.


On this one, I die cut the arrows from Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, and Tropical Teal cardstocks. I heat embossed the sentiments and added pattern with Bitty Background Blocks II. Next, I cut the "Happy" shape and stamped it with Royal Velvet ink. To finish, I simply attached the bits to the tag with foam tape and added a length of waxed white cord for tying. Easy!


Here, I cut the large sign shape from Winter Wisteria cardstock and stamped the neon arrow image using Royal Velvet ink. I die cut the bubble shape from Limeade Ice and stamped it with a Tropical Teal sentiment before sticking it in place with foam tape. Then, I die cut the rectangle from white cardstock and stamped it with Limeade Ice and Royal Velvet inks. I adhered it to the larger sign shape and added a the "Make" that I'd die cut from Tropical Teal and heat embossed with white powder. Instead of using all of the layers, you could stamp the outline image on the sign shape and use the bubble shapes or rectangle to add someone's name, age, year of birth...whatever you like!


Here's the last one! On this one, I die cut the large sign shape from Limeade Ice. The pinstripes were stamped in the same color and the sentiments were heat embossed with white detail powder. The arrow and rectangle were die cut from white cardstock and stamped with Tropical Teal and Winter Wisteria inks. I added the sentiment to the rectangle with Royal Velvet, but again, if you wanted to customize, this would be a great place to stamp or write someone's name. I die cut the "Happy" shape and stamped it with Royal Velvet before adhering it into place with foam tape. Such a fun way to dress up a package!

That's all I have today. Thank you for stopping in and I'll see you again tomorrow. In the meantime, there's another group post today, so  Nichole, Amy, Ashley,Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Laura, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa all have projects to share that you won't want to miss. I'll see you soon!

Recipes:
Brick Wall Grad Ensemble
Stamps: Retro Style Graduation, Home Made - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain Stripe - Papertrey ink; white
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening, Terra Cotta Tile - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Retro Style Die Collection, Essential Pillow Box Die, Tipped Tops Die Collection, Sunrise Impressions 1 Impression Plate, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; 5/8" circle punch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Birthday Tag Trio
Stamps: Retro Style Graduation, Retro Style Birthday Sentiments, Bitty Background Blocks II, Background Basics: Super Stripe - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Spring Rain Stripe - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Retro Style Die Collection, Tag Sale #10 - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Waxed Cord - May Arts