Friday, February 5, 2016

Papertrey Favorites

Good morning, friends! Welcome to the kickoff for this year's Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities. We're celebrating our ninth birthday over the next week and a half and I hope you'll join us for each and every fun-filled day. Today Nichole is introducing the team and issuing a creative challenge over on her blog, so make sure to check in with her and find out how you can join the celebration!

During the summer of 2011, Nichole, Julie, and Jane took a chance and offered a largely unknown stamper and illustrator a place on their product design team. I jumped at that chance and officially joined the team in February of 2012. Then this year, I was thrilled when those same lovely ladies extended an opportunity to join the Release Team as well. I remember getting that email from Nichole and immediately thinking "Be cool...be cool...be cool..." while being anything but cool. I may have danced. I may have squealed. I definitely called my husband. I am so grateful every day to Nichole, Julie, and Jane for allowing me to continue working with them and all of the other wonderful people associated with this fantastic company. I can't wait to see what the coming year will bring.

We were asked to choose a favorite card from the past year to use as a color challenge. I almost immediately thought of this one:

Confetti Congrats Card

I had so much fun creating that card and it turned out exactly right. I was so tickled when it was finished! You can see the original post HERE, but I'll make sure to mention all of the supplies at the bottom of this post, too, just in case you don't want to hop all over the place this morning.


The colors I'm playing with today are Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet. I just love these bright and sunshiney colors! So much so that I'm playing with them again today.

You've Been On My Mind Card

I began by die cutting the bowls and cherry filler from the Second Helping Of Sunshine set. I stamped those with the coordinating images from that set and the original Bowl Of Sunshine set. Next, I stamped an Aqua Mist panel with the Background Basics: Splats small dots strip in Fresh Snow ink.

You've Been On My Mind Close Up


I stamped the shadow, Outlined frame, and sentiment onto that piece before mounting it to a white card base along with a strip of Limeade Ice Ombre Stripes paper. I finished up by adding the bowls and cherries to the card front with varying depths of foam tape. I love those cure, simple cards that are perfect for jotting a note to a friend, don't you?

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope to see you back here again very soon with more of the Papertrey Ink anniversary countdown. Make sure to check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Kay, Laurie, Lexi, Maile, Melissa, and (of course) Nichole today! You definitely don't want to miss even one moment of this month's countdown! See you soon!

Recipes:
Confetti Congrats Card
Stamps: Confetti Toss, Wonderful Words: Congrats - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Wonderful Words: Congrats Die - Papertrey Ink; Xyron; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

You've Been On My Mind Card
Stamps: Bowl Of Sunshine, Second Helping Of Sunshine, Background Basics: Splats, Outlined - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice Ombre Stripes Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, True Black, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Bowl Of Sunshine Die, Second Helping Of Sunshine Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree

24 comments:

Randi Jones said...

Awesome🙂

Gina said...

Loved that first card - it was so fun and festive. And the 2nd card really calls to me right now because of an idea I have mulling around in my brain (and in my planner) about being more intentional in my card-making this year. I love it. I can't wait to see what you're creating for us this year, Lizzie!!

mn36 said...

Love your fav card too,

Rebecca said...

congrats Lizzie! I'm always skeptical when new designers join PTI and I remember when you were added to the team I felt the same way. Forgive me for that! You are definitely on my "awesome chicks to follow" list. I love your card style. Simple, clean, big impact. So glad you will be staying with PTI for another year. And love the hair. Your new photo is amazing.

Birgit said...

Both of these cards are so fun! I can see why you chose that color palette! The Bowl of Sunshine (1&2) are among my favorite stamps!! Keep 'em coming!!

Geri said...

I've really been enjoying your Papertrey creations this year! Thanks for the inspiration!!! REALLY love the design of your first card...clever and LOVELY!!!

Skrater said...

These are great cards! Can't wait to see more of your work.

Cindy H. said...

Love this sweet card, actually both cards!! :) Love your style, Lizzie, and I'm so glad to see you're back for another year on the PTI DT! I've been an admirer of your work ever since that first stamp set you designed for PTI. Looking forward to more of your beautiful stamps and creative cards in 2016!

artful-notions said...

Your background on the new card looks like designer paper! Lovely card with the sweet bowls! Love your style, your beautiful creations and inspiration!

Nora N. said...

Such fantastic cards. I LOVE the bowls one, though. That stamp set is one of my favorites!!

jan metcalf said...

Those bowls pull my heart strings!

Vicki S said...

Great cards to send to a friend. I love the stacked bowls and color combos.

Kathie B said...

I'm really loving your cards. They are so simple and yet so very effective. Thanks for the inspiration!

merryf said...

I loved that card when you showed it on your blog the first time! I always know if I come to visit you on your blog I will get the itch to create from all your inspiration!

Kathy Mc said...

Loved the simplicity of your Confetti Congrats card, but your second card nailed your color recipe. Everything looks so real. Eager to see your new designs and creations. Keep that wonderful Newsletter (and tips) coming...great job, Luzzie!

Diana K said...

Blushing to admit this, but ditto every word that Rebecca said. Lizzie, I'm truly sorry for having had a question in my mind. You have been a shining example of creativity and hard work and I admire you so much. Thanks for always giving me such inspired projects to look at. Big hugs to you!

nancy jane said...

OK, since everyone is being so honest here, I admit that I wasn't a fan of your original card. The design is fabulous, but the colors seemed so drab. What a difference a card makes! Using an Aqua Mist base just makes the others colors shine. Love it! And I'm looking forward to seeing all you design this year - stamps, dies, cards, etc. Thank you for inspiring, Lizzie.

Holly Saveur said...

great cards..i cased the stamp idea you did on the first one..was much fun to do..but also a bit difficult..
Thank you for all your inspiration!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful card, love these bowls.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So glad you're continuing on the DT, Lizzie! Your confetti card is one of my favorites. I love the sets you design.

see mary stamp said...

Lizzie, I've been a fan since you won the PTI contest and designed Rhythm and Soul. I love your projects, love your blog posts and love your product designs. So glad you are continuing on with PTI. I think your new hair cut (and photo) look beautiful! Happy PTI Anniversary and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.

Sandy M said...

Simple yet memorable. Love both the cards. Can't wait to see more.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this colour combo and both of these fabulous cards. Always enjoy seeing what you come up with each release and look forward to what you have in store in the coming months.

Daša said...

So CAS and so stunning!!! You've inspired me for sure...amazing card