Saturday, February 18, 2017

Celebrating The Past, Present, and Future: 2014

Good morning and welcome back to Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary swing down memory lane. We've reached 2014 and this time I'm switching things up a little bit. Instead of revisiting an old stamp set, I'm revisiting my Text Block: Birthday Die.

The Text Block: Birthday was my first in the series, so it holds a special place in my heart. I loved how quickly I could create cards with a simple die cut! If you're anything like me, sometimes you unexpectedly need a card in a jiffy. These dies were a game changer for creating something fast, but still handmade and special.

10th Anniversary - Text Block Birthday Card

To create today's card I began by sponging a panel of white cardstock with Aqua Mist ink. I stamped that layer with a few of the Confetti Toss dots using the same ink and then set it aside. Next, I stamped a variety of the streamers from Hooray using Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and Vintage Jadeite inks. I hand-cut the streamers and then layered them over the sponged panel, using flat and foam adhesives to add dimension.

10th Anniversary - Text Block Birthday Close Up

I die cut the Text Block: Birthday shape from Tropical Teal cardstock and layered it over the streamers panel. I adhered that piece to a white card base that I'd textured with the By The Numbers Impression Plate. I love this plate for birthday cards and the bold numbers add nice, deep impressions.

Want to see more of the Text Block: Birthday Die? Here are a few projects I've made in the past.

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On this card I created a confetti-style border around the edge. This was before Confetti Toss came out, but that would be a much easier way to achieve the same look.

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I paired the Text Block: Birthday with Dawn's Leave It Be stamp set and Woodgrain Impression Plate. All those natural textures are great for masculine cards.

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I used an ombré glitter technique on these two. Just a little simple stamping with Polka Dot Basics and Background Basics: Chevron Stripes finished these off quickly.

And one last card:

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I used a camouflaged die cut technique with a Just Desserts sprinkle cake to create this one. That technique is so fun!

Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to check in with Betsy Veldman, Keeway Tsao, Melissa Phillips, and Michelle Leone to see which 2014 sets they're revisiting today! See you soon!

Stamps: Confetti Toss, Hooray - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Vintage Jadeite - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Birthday Die, By The Numbers Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; 

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