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PTI Throwback Thursday: Enjoy the Ride

It’s time for Throwback Thursday at Paptrey Ink and today I will be bringing back the Enjoy the Ride set. This set features this classic car that can be either colored or just stamped with the solid image filler. I love to color, so that’s exactly what I did in today’s project!

When I was in high school, the Volkswagen beetle was like “the car” to have. Though I didn’t even drive during high school, the parking lot was always filled with these cars. I colored my image in red, and decided to stamp the license plate with ‘college bound’. I couldn’t find my die cut, so I actually fussy cut the image out, but there are coordinating dies for this image.

For the background, I reached for the Cover Plate: Angles Die. I die cut it once over white card stock, and another over a piece that I blended with red, yellow, and green inks. I wanted to use those colors to represent the traffic light colors, in a way hinting that the car is zooming off to college! I then inlaid a few of the ink blended pieces into my white angles frame.

I reached for the ‘you did it!’ sentiment that I heat embossed in white over black cardstock and fussy cut this one out as well. I adhered the car and the sentiment with foam tape.

Hope you enjoy today’s post with a little old and a little new. It’s always fun to bring back old sets and see how they can pair with some of our newer ones in a brand new way. Thanks for joining me today, and hope to see you next time!


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Neat & Tangled Make a Splash

Good day! I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today sharing this a project with this sweet rhino totally geared up the summer! This adorable rhino from the June Release Beach Day set. I just had to color him cause he’s so cute! I love each and every one of the beach critters in the set, especially the elephant. But, I hadn’t had a chance to share a project with this sweet rhino, so he’s here today to make an apperance.

I stamped my images in black hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut all the images with the coordinating Beach Day dies.

For the background, I masked off diagonal lines with different widths of washi tape across a piece of white cardstock. Then I blended Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Tea Dye distress inks from bottom up. Then I removed the washi tape carefully, leaving three beautifully clean diagonal stripes across the background. Reminds you a bit like Adidas shoes, right?

Lastly, we need a place for our sentiment, so I brought out the Scalloped die set and die cut the wavy fishtail strip on kraft cardstock. I knew that I may fail to align the sentiment a bit so as a fool proof way to make sure I get all of it visible, I stamped it once directly onto my background, and once on the kraft fishtail strip. The MISTI tool assisted me in stamping the same place twice.

Now we’ve got all our pieces completed, so we can finally assemble it all onto the card with some foam tape. All done!



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PTI Feature: Jungle Buddies

Jungle buddies! So cute! Welcome back to another day of Papertrey Ink June Release Day 5 and today I’ll be sharing my card with the new Jungle Buddies! It’s no secret that I love working adorable critters so I was incredibly excited to play with these new products.

As you can see, these are solid image stamps that you layer and build your animals with. I simply used a little copic coloring for touch ups, such as adding a little color to the lion’s mane, some blush in the cheeks, and the coloring in the eyes.

I also used the new cover plate, Mighty Jungle that not only has this beautiful frame with vines hanging, but also comes with additional vines, large leaves and grass. The large leaves didn’t make it in my card today, but I used everything else! I blended a piece a cardstock with some distress inks before die cutting my frame out. I also blended another piece for the background with lighter, but similar shares of colors with distress inks.

And finally, the assembly! I adhered my frame directly onto the background, then heat embossed my sentiment in copper. Next, I adhered the grass with foam tape, and then my critters last. I think this is a perfect card for a kid birthday or event, don’t you agree? Such an adorable set!

Hope you enjoy the past few days with me featuring PTI products. It has been a joy to share my projects with you!


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PTI Feature: Cutaway Tags Summer, Petal Box, and Garden Party

It’s going to be a very packed post today! I have three projects to share with you featuring some of Papertrey Ink’s June Release products.

First up, is our new petal box die. This pretty box make lovely gift boxes! In fact, I just ordered a bunch of these a month ago in preparation for my wedding favors, and if I knew this die was going to be released, I would have waited!

To create the petal box, you use the die twice that you’ll adhere together. I was able to easily isolate each side/flap with some masking take add dye ink blending, and some splatter.

This die also comes with 3 various tag shapes to use with your petal box. I chose to work with the rounded square tag, and die cut it twice out of white CS and a small piece of just the bottom out of gold mirror CS.

One tag was used to stamp my sentiment and heat emboss in gold. The other tab was purely decorative, and I stamped it with various leaves and flowers from new Garden Party stamp set.

My second card features the second release within the Cutaway Tag series, this time for summer! This beautiful intricate die comes coordiates with the stamp set that matches all the details of the die. Although I colored the details of my die with copic markers here, I used the stamps to add flowers that were adhered with foam tape for interest.

I created a soft blended background with dye inks that matches the colors of my flowers. I then die cut the angled stitched edge with our new To the Point Edgers Die. I also die cut a scalloped edge to adhere beneath from the same die set.

I can’t wait to see what fall has to offer!

Last up is a card featuring the Garden Party stamp and die set, and Ways to Say: Hello mini stamp set. These gorgeous flowers allow for stamping and diecutting of each circular layer of the flower. Because I was able to die cut each layer, I was also able to add a lot of depth.

I used some kraft and black striped pattern paper to create a slant across my card. For the sentiment, I reached for this month’s Ways to Say series and stamped the large ‘hello’ along the slanted line. I added a secondary sentiment from the same set onto the kraft side.

Lastly, I assembled the flowers and leaves to finish up the card. Thank you for joining me today! Be sure to check out Nichol’s blog to see more projects from my fellow designers. We will be back more for more projects!



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PTI Feature: Make it Market Mini Kit Herb Garden

This month’s Papertrey Ink Make it Market Kit: Herb Garden is filled with everything you’ll need to create many different occassions. The stamps feature beautifully illustrated images of rosemary, thyme, parsley, and mint, paired with a few puns and what the herbs mean. My personal favorite part of this set is the two stencils that have brushlike edges.

I have a clean and simple card design for you today. I started with the rectangular stencil and blended an ombre of Lavender Moon and Winter Wisteria dye inks. I added some Winter Wisteria splatter. Then I heat embossed the sentiment ‘thyme’ in white and the remainder of the sentiment I stamped in Stormy Sea dye ink.

I stamped my herbs with some ombre stamping with various green and turqouise dye inks to get some interest in the leaves. Then I die cut with coordinating dies. The kit also comes with pre-printed images of the herbs if you are short on time to stamp your own images!

As a last minute touch, I used a warm gray copic multiliner to draw freehand lines across each side. If you’re one for very even straight lines, of course a ruler would be handy here, but I thought the freehand lines matched the sketchy edges of the stencil better!

I’ll be back soon for more projects!