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PTI Celebrating 2016: The Past, Present & Future

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Woosh! The past 9 days of 9 years of Papertrey Ink posts sure flew by so fast. We are on our last day of the 10 year celebration…2016!

2016

Every year, Papertrey Ink comes up with more and more amazing products. I am just absolutely astounded every release and how incredible and unique their designs are. Today I decided to feature the Love Story die and stamps. From the first time I saw this, I have always found this set jaw dropping beautiful!

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I first die cut the Love Story die on white cardstock. I ran it through my die cutting machine a few times just to make sure I get all the intricate lines perfectly cut. Then I colored the story book with my copic markers. Then I stamped the words ont he book with dark brown dye ink.

Next, it’s all about the background and giving it enough color so that the sentiment can shine! I created a soft blend of watercolors for the background. I chose colors that I felt were romantic, violet, pink, and a hint of orange for variety.

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Once it was all dry, it was ready to glue my intricate die cut directly to my background. Gorgeous isn’t it? I don’t think it’s possible to ever make a bad card with this die!

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!

Cheers,

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PTI Celebrating 2014: The Past, Present & Future

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Hello and welcome back! Today we are revisiting year 2014 in our 10 year celebration over at Papertrey Ink!

2014

There were so many great products in 2014, I had a pretty difficult time narrowing down which one I wanted to work with. But one set that really stood out for me was the Embellished Elegance stamp set. I absolutely love the details in the large happy stamp and those leafy ends make it so unique!

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I thought it be fun to do some multicolor stamping on the happy by using warm colors. I treated ‘happy’ as my centerpiece flower, and surrounded it with a leafy wreath. For the larger leaf pieces that created the wreath around the ‘happy, I also added a little detailed coloring with a copic marker and a white gel pen for little white dots. I wanted to little details to match the details in the happy!

To really bring out the happy, I ink blended a blue background behind the word.

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A little white splatter onto the background and foam tape to adhere all the pieces together was all I needed to finish up the card.

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!

Cheers,

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Neat & Tangled: Hey Chickie Happy Easter!

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Hey chickie! Easter is just around a corner and I just had to make an Easter card today with the adorable, newly released Cottontail Cuties from Neat & Tangled. This may the cutest stamp set for the Spring thus far!

I decided to pair this set with the older Scandinavian Prints to create a whimsical, pastel floral background for these little cuties. It kinda reminds me of Alice and Wonderland. I added a little extra embellishment with my white gel pen and copic markers, and then did a light blend of green and blue on the top and bottom edges of the card.

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My images are colored with copic markers and die cut out with coordinating dies. I love her little pink polka dot boots! I’ve been eyeing on a pair of rain boots that look just like that, haha! Unfortunately since it rains so rarely in California (although this may be the wettest season in awhile), I can’t seem to justify myself in buying a $80 pair of rain boots I may only get to wear a few times. So I guess this is all I get to do!

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I love plaid. I couldn’t help but add some thin strips of it to the card as a final touch as I was putting it all together. And my characters are adhered with foam tape to finish up the card. Easter may be still 2 months away, but crafting season is always early right? Time to get started!

Hope you enjoy today’s post and look forward to seeing you again next time!

Cheers,

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PTI Celebrating 2012: The Past, Present & Future

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Welcome back to the 6th day of Papertrey Ink’s 10th Annivesary Celebration! Is it just me or does every year cause more and more awesome?!

2012

Today we are celebrating 2012 and I have chosen to feature the Sentiment Signs stamp set that I absolutely adore so much. I am a huge fan of Papertrey Ink’s gorgeous sentiment sets, and this set is one of my all-time faves. You know a sentiment set is amazing when the sentiment itself can stand out on a card as a star!

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My card is clean and simple today, and definitely something that I would mass produce or a make a full boxed set with! I first heat embossed the sentiment in white onto watercolor cardstock. Then I started watercoloring streaks of color over the words in varying colors, and adding splatter as I go. (Just a tip: Make sure your paint is pretty dry so that you can get a strong impression!)

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I made sure that none of the strokes of color touched each other because I didn’t want any mixing to happen. I picked out strong, bright colors, cause there’s no better way to add more impact to these words! I was able to create both these cards at the same time, and definitely plan to use the RSVP sentiment block and the same look the next time I create invitations to a party! Doesn’t it just looks 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!

Cheers,

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PTI Celebrating 2010: The Past, Present & Future

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Welcome back to day 4 in PTI’s journal into the past for their 10 year celebration! Today we are celebrating 2010!

2010

In 2010, PTI began a series of beautiful floral set called Year of Flowers. Each and every one of these sets are absolutely beautiful, but I especially loved the Sweet Peas stamp set, and wanted to feature them in today’s project.

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The stamps in this collection are large, crisp images, and just wonderful to color. I decided to work with watercolors today to color these sweet peas. I stamped the image in hybrid ink along the left side. Once I was done, I die cut it out with a stitched frame and adhered to a light grey card stock A2 veritical fold base with some foam sandwiched in between.

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I used the sentiment in the set, heat embossed in white onto purple card stock, and snipped the edge at an angle, and adhered it to the card with foam tape.

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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!

Cheers,

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