Thursday, August 16, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Flipping Out

Hello, friends! Did you see that the new Papertrey Ink release is now live? Make sure to head over to the website to pick up the fabulous Autumn products that the team has been showcasing over the past several days! In the meantime, it's Throwback Thursday and today Dawn, Michelle, and I are featuring the Flipping Out stamp set. This is such a whimsical set, full of playful sentiments and snazzy patterned sandals. It's just right for anyone looking for a bit of cheeky fun in the craft room. And it just so happens to pair perfectly with some of our more recent ocean-themed stamps! I paired it today with Betsy's Text & Texture: Ocean stamp set to create a beachy birthday card.


I began by stamping the Text & Texture: Ocean background onto Aqua Mist cardstock using Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks. I heat embossed the Flipping Out sentiment onto the panel and then splattered Copic Opaque White Pigment to add sea spray speckles.


Next, I xyoned a piece of Fine Linen cardstock and die cut it with the In The Meadow die, adhesive side up. I removed the protective backing and sprinkled the sticky surface with real decorative sand. It sticks about the same as glitter and it adds so much texture! I trimmed the sand dune down a little bit and adhered it to my ocean panel. Then, I adhered that panel to a Classic Kraft card base and used a Pierced Feature Frame to ground the whole scene.


I stamped my flip flops next. I stamped first in Summer Sunrise and then added a bit of shading using Canyon Clay ink. Then, I die cut the straps from Terra Cotta Tile cardstock and adhered those to the sandals. I layered two die cuts on each to give a bit of depth without too much bulk. Then, I used foam adhesive to adhered the flip flops to the front of the card. These flip flops are so charming and come in a variety of patterns, making them perfect for just about anyone. I definitely should pull this set out more often!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Dawn and Michelle to see their projects using Flipping Out. Have a great day, everyone!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Introducing Bold Borders: Foliage And Fence Line: Autumn

Good morning, friends, and welcome to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! I'm back today to share Betsy's new Fence Line: Autumn and my newest Bold Borders die. I love this one to the moon and back, friends (not that I don't love all of them, of course), and I hope you will, too. Let's take a closer look!


I began by sponging Autumn Rose ink onto a Rustic White cardstock panel. I splattered it with clean water and Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel reinkers to add texture. Once it was dry, I xyroned it and die cut using my new Bold Borders: Foliage die.


I textured a Classic Kraft panel with the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate and adhered it to a Rustic White card base. Then, I adhered the Bold Borders: Foliage die cut to the front. Next, I stamped a Pierced Feature Frames panel with a sentiment from Forest Floor: Autumn and adhered it to the center of the card front. The thin mat that the Bold Borders adds around the edge of the Pierced Feature Frames panel is such a nice, subtle detail.


Then, I stamped and die cut the images from Fence Line: Autumn and arranged them using a mix of flat and foam adhesives to give dimension. This set has so many wonderful accessories that you can use to embellish your fence or stamp independently. As a finishing touch, I added a Rustic Cream Button Twine Bow for a bit of softness.

That's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to pop in on Amy, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kelly, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie to see more of Forest Floor: Autumn, Fence Line: Autumn, and Bold Borders: Foliage today. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Gather With A Grateful Heart Card

Monday, August 13, 2018

Introducing Frame It Out: Many Blessings, Simply Gourd-eous, Say It Simply: Giving Thanks, and Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving

Good morning and welcome back to the Papertrey Ink August countdown! We've arrived at Day 4 and today is all about Thanksgiving. We're introducing Rebecca's new Frame It Out: Many Blessings stamps, Betsy's Simply Gourd-eous (and it really is), Dawn's Say It Simply: Giving Thanks Die, and my Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving. That's right - two Sentiment Staples sets this month! You can read all the details about today's products HERE. Let's get on to the projects!

I'm going to start with a fairly simple Thanksgiving card. I love the warm palette with gold accents.


I started by stamping the Frame It Out: Many Blessings frame onto Rustic Cream cardstock using Terra Cotta Tile ink. I followed up by stamping the frame from Forest Floor: Autumn in the center with Ocean Tides ink. I just love those colors together.


Next, I used the small outline details in the Frame It Out set to randomly highlight different elements in the frame. I simply stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed the chosen areas with gold detail powder. Once everything had cooled, I adhered that panel to a Kraft card base.


Then, I heat embossed the greeting from Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving onto a Dark Chocolate banner (I double cut it to get the "V" shape on both ends). The "we're" is a separate stamp so you can swap it out with the "I'm" that's also included in the set to complete the phrase for an individual or a couple or group. I simply adhered the banner to the card front with foam tape to finish it off. It's simple, but I love the graphic nature so very much.

Next up, I've paired Simply Gourd-eous with the Say It Simply: Giving Thanks Die.


I began by sponging a bit of Aqua Mist ink onto a Rustic White card base. I masked off the edges so they would be protected though. Then, I stamped and die cut two of the gourds and stamped another directly on the card front.


Next, I stacked two of the large Pierced Feature Frames that I cut from Kraft cardstock. I like that the two layers gives a bit more texture than one by itself, but it's much more subtle than foam tape or other dimensional adhesive.


After adhering the frame to the card front, I die cut a piece of xyroned Terra Cotta Tile cardstock with the Say It Simply: Giving Thanks die. I adhered that into the center of the frame before adding my extra gourds with foam tape. I just love them, don't you?!

That's all I have to share with you today, friends, but I'll be back tomorrow with more of the August countdown. In the meantime, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, KellyLaurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie all have inspiration to share with you today. Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Giving Thanks For You Card

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Introducing Words To Live By, Text & Texture: Leaves, Seasonal Borders: Autumn, and Shape Shifters: Circle 3

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown! I have so many of Betsy Veldman's great new products to share with you today. Her Words To Live By: Gratitude, Text & Texture: Leaves, Seasonal Borders: Autumn, and Shape Shifters: Circle 3 will all knock your socks off! So you don't need me to babble on and on...there are projects to see!

First up, I have a thank you card that pairs the gorgeous Text & Texture: Leaves background with the Words To Live By: Gratitude set.


I began by sponging a Rustic White panel with Saffron Spice, Harvest Gold, and Simply Chartreuse inks. I just sponged on areas of color without any specific rhyme or reason. The whole idea was just to add depth and variety behind the stamped leaves. Then, I stamped the Text & Texture: Leaves backgrounds, one in Canyon Clay and the other in Terra Cotta Tile.


I trimmed out that background and matted it with a Ripe Avocado Pierced Feature Frame die cut. Then, I stamped the "with" from Words To Live By: Gratitude in Dark Chocolate ink and wrapped that panel with Rustic Jute Button Twine. I added a faux button (you can read about how I made it on this post) and tied the jute in a simple bow.


I attached that to a Rustic White card base with foam tape and then added another Pierced Feature Frame die cut from Rustic White, this time with coasters underneath to give more subtle dimension. Then, I die cut a few of the Words To Live By greetings from xyroned Dark Chocolate cardstock and stacked them to create a nice, sturdy word. I adhered that to the card with a small piece of foam tape and some Multi Matte Medium. It makes me look forward to when the leaves start to fall around here!

Next up, I have a wine bottle tag pairing Seasonal Borders: Autumn, Shape Shifters: Circle 3, and a sneaky peek at this month's Bold Borders: Foliage. This project is quick and easy and would be perfect for taking to the upcoming Autumn celebrations for your host or hostess.


I began by die cutting a Wine Bottle Tag #2 shape from the new Bitty Big: Ocean Tides patterned paper. I love that our patterned paper is heavy enough that it can handle being a single layer on its own, by the way!


Then, I die cut the two center layers of the Shape Shifters: Circle 3 inside a plain circle die from my collection to create a focal point. I also die cut a plain circle from vellum and adhered that to the back of the Shape Shifters layer with foam tape before adhering both to the wine bottle tag.


Next, I die cut a few of the "for you" greetings from the Bold Borders: Foliage die from xyroned Americana cardstock. I sponged one with the matching ink to give the phrase a bit of depth and then stacked them to create dimension. I continued by stamping and die cutting the Seasonal Borders: Autumn images. I assembled them on the tag and adhered with a mix of flat and foam adhesive before attaching my greeting. I can imagine making several of these to have on hand this year!

Well, friends, that's all for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with more of this month's release! In the meantime, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie all have their beautiful work to share with you today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you soon!

With Gratitude Card

For You Wine Bottle Tag

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Introducing Saying It Simply: Wishing You A Lovely Birthday Die & Scallop Stackers: Small

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink August new release countdown! Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Dawn McVey's new Saying It Simply: Wishing You A Lovely Birthday Die and her Scallop Stackers: Small die. Both of these products are absolutely going to be staples in your crafting collection. We can all use tools to make birthday cards quicker and easier! Let's get on to some projects, shall we?

My first card was inspired by a vintage hanky. You all know how much Dawn loves her vintage linens, so I thought it was totally apropos inspiration.


I began by covering a white card base with Bitty Big: Spring Rain patterned paper before setting it aside. I wanted to do a little something different with the Scallop Stackers: Small shape, so I cut off the top and the right edge so I could align it in the top corner of the card. I think this helps with the hanky effect.


I started by stamping the Corner Adorner: May image a couple of times directly onto that shape and then stamped and die cut a separate one to have layered on top. I used a blending sponge to add in darker areas of color both on the flowers and the ribbon. I adhered those bits to the card base with foam adhesive.


Then, I xyroned and die cut three of the Saying It Simply sentiment shapes from Enchanted Evening cardstock. I sponged one of the die cuts with Dark Indigo ink to give it an ombré effect and layered all three to give the greeting depth. This sentiment die is nice and big, so it really commands attention, but it's not so huge that you can't still fit some other pretty elements on your cards. This one is definitely going to become a staple.

Next up, I have a more autumnal project to share. I had a heyday on this background!


I began by stamping the Cover Up: Grid onto a Terra Cotta Tile card base using the matching ink. I set that aside and went to work on that background. I stamped the leaves and acorns from the Forest Floor: Autumn set (you'll see more about this later in the countdown) using a variety of inks. I used blending sponges and a stamp platform to give each leaf plenty of color and dimension.


Once that background was finished, I die cut it using the Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical die. I used the Scallop Stackers: Small to add a scalloped detail to the bottom edge of that panel before adhering it to the card base with foam tape. I really like that trim and think it adds so much to soften the straight lines of the rest of the card.


Then, I die cut a Pierced Feature Frame from Olive Twist cardstock and backed it with vellum. The vellum softens the leafy pattern without completely covering it up. Then, I xyroned a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock, front and back. I die cut the Saying It Simply greeting and pulled the adhesive backing off of the front. I sprinkled Martha Stewart Brownstone glitter over the entire sticky surface. After burnishing it and using a paint brush to remove any loose bits, I adhered that to the center of the Olive Twist frame. The glitter is so striking on that beautifully designed sentiment die!

And lastly today, I have another sweet, feminine card. This time I used just the outer edge of the Scallop Stackers to create a solid layer without the eyelet detail. I really love that Dawn designed these dies with the flexibility to have that option.


I began by sponging a piece of Fresh Snow Linen cardstock with the Stencil Basics: Diamonds and Aqua Mist ink. I kept it nice and light so it wouldn't be too busy once I had my sentiment in place. Then, I die cut using the Scallop Stackers layer and added the pierced oval detail from Shape Shifters: Oval 2 die to really define my focal area.


Next, I stamped and die cut several flowers and leaves from Botanical Bounty 2, using blending sponges to add depth to each image. I also stamped a couple of the greenery bits onto the Scallop Stackers layer directly. I like the dimension this achieves once all of the florals are assembled together.


Then, I covered a piece of xyroned white cardstock with the Luxe Gold Adhesive paper. I die cut that and two additional white pieces with the Saying It Simply die and layered them together. That mirrored gold finish is so lovely with this die! It almost looks like it has been heat embossed, but the stacked die cuts make it so much more dimensional. I adhered that to the card front and embellished with a handful of clear sequins. The flowers paired with the soft blending and the gold greeting are so feminine and dainty.

That's all I have to share with you today. I hope you've enjoyed this peek at Dawn's new dies. I'm positive you're going to love them as much as I do! I'll be back tomorrow with more projects, but in the meantime, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie all have their beautiful work to share with you today. Have a wonderful Saturday and I'll see you soon!

Bouquet Birthday Card

Autumnal Birthday Card

Watercolor Floral Birthday Card