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Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Today, I wanted to remind everyone to check out Nichole’s blog. On Monday, there was a new Make It Monday video tutorial posted and I shared how to weave paper. You can use scraps or start from scratch. You can also add this to cards, pocket pages, or scrapbook layouts. Here are a few photos and a link to the video.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday: Paper Weaving Video Tutorial

I made this scrapbook layout using the paper weaving technique. You can use patterned papers, cardstock, or a combination of the both like I did in this example. All tips and tricks are explained in the video.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday: Paper Weaving Video Tutorial
Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday: Paper Weaving Video Tutorial
Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday: Paper Weaving Video Tutorial

In the video, I show how I weave these patterned papers. You can add them to your card as a backdrop or to a die cut like I did in this example. It’s all up to you!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday: Paper Weaving Video Tutorial

Hello there friends! It’s Monday and the 15th, which means it’s Papertrey Ink’s release day. Tonight at 10 pm EST, you can shop ’til you drop in the store to purchase all the new stamps, dies, and paper that are available. To tie you over, I have created a few more cards to share.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first card uses Birthday Classics: October. I really wanted to create a mail-friendly one-layer card. I read a lot about how many people on the Papertrey Ink forum are always looking for more one-layer designs.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

The leaves add a pop of color to the design.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Leave It Be, Birthday Classics: October

Cardstock: Vintage Cream

Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Classic Kraft

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My next card uses Wet Paint: Holiday (sentiments). I paired it up with Peaceful Pinecones.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Here’s a tip: I made my own custom ink color by inking my pinecone stamp into classic kraft ink, then a little in dark chocolate ink, then again in classic kraft. You get a unique color and something more natural like you would fine on pinecones.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Peaceful Pinecones, Wet Paint: Holiday

Ink: Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, gold

Cardstock: Rustic White

Other: corner chomper

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Christmas will be here before you know it, so I wanted to make lots of one-layer card designs. I paired up Season’s Greetings with City Scenes Sentiments and Note Niblets. This design can be something you use on the exterior or interior of your holiday card designs.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Note Niblets, Season’s Greetings, City Scene Christmas Sentiments

Cardstock: White

Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Sticking with the one-layer theme, I designed this fun card. I chose to use a unique color for a Christmas card. Although it’s a simple design, the extra heat embossing step makes it so divine.  I coupled O’Tannenbaum with Keep It Simple: Merry Christmas.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: O’Tannenbaum, Keep It Simple: Christmas

Ink: Versamark, True Black

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores

Other: gold embossing powder

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I wanted to add some layers for this card, so I used patterned papers and some square die cuts. I paired Santa’s Sleigh with Keep It Simple: Season’s Greetings. I heat embossed the reindeer image on vellum.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Keep It Simple: Season’s Greetings, Santa’s Sleigh

Ink: Pure Poppy, Versamark

Cardstock: Pinefeather, Fine Linen, Rustic White, vellum

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Bundled Up)

Dies: Limitless Layers: Squares

Other: white embossing powder

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My last card uses a unique color combination for a holiday card. I used Phrase Play #8 with Sparkle & Shine patterned paper. I die cut the Phrase Play #8 die twice and swapped the colors between hawaiian shores and raspberry fizz.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Phrase Play #8

Ink: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores,

Dies: Phrase Play #8

Patterned Paper: Sparkle & Shine

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today. I hope you enjoy your time shopping at Papertrey Ink for these lovely, fun, and every-so-desirable new products.
Here are links to the rest of the design teams’ blogs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
  • GraceSeptember 15, 2014 - 8:13 am

    Wonderful cards. Beautiful . Clean and simple.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen FSeptember 15, 2014 - 9:21 am

    LOVE your one layer cards, Ashley!! Great inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • nkmacSeptember 15, 2014 - 11:04 am

    Gorgeous Ashley!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!ReplyCancel

  • TrevaSeptember 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Love your cards, clean and simple; just my style!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MSeptember 15, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Quick & easy Christmas cards. Great for mass producing.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.September 15, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    Loved all the cards especially the one layer cards. The embossed tree on blue cardstock was my favorite – simple yet so elegant. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn SSeptember 15, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    I just luv the blue Christmas card with the gold embossing. So simple but so beautifulReplyCancel

Today, I have a few projects to share featuring Dawn McVey’s Book Club stamps and die and also Erin Lincoln’s stitched bookmark dies. These stamp and dies really have me thinking I’m missing out on a book club and now I want to start one. I’ve created a few bookmarks, a tag, and a card. The new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on September 15 at 10 pm EST.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first project uses the Stitched Bookmark Collection. I die cut the bookmark from lavender moon and harvest gold felt. I personalized the bookmark by stitching Lauren’s name using the Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 dies.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I used a blanket stitch technique to for this bookmark and added flower clusters from Polka Dot Basics #6.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On the back, I added more felt flower clusters.  I love how the bookmark is reversible and personalized.

Supplies

Dies: Stitched Bookmark Collection, Polka Dot Basics #6, Sew Stylish Alpha 1

Felt: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Lavender Moon, Hawaiian Shores

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My next project showcases the Book Club stamps and dies. I made an anniversary card and coordinating tag.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

For the card, I used Bookmark #3. I trimmed the top off a bit and added the gold doily.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I layered heart die cuts and added a few gold sequins.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On the tag, I used the same Bookmark #3 die, but I cut it in half and overlapped it to make it shorter for a tag. To coordinate with the card, I added the doily and a heart die cut.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Book Club

Ink: gold

Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, Linen Vellum

Dies: Stitched Hearts, Limitless Layers; Hearts, Bookmark #3

Other: doily, sequins, twine

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My last project is a traditional bookmark. I used Bookmark #3 again and stamped mums on it.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I also made a tassel from embroidery floss and baker’s twine.

Supplies

Stamps: Book Club, Mum’s the Word

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Gold

Cardstock: White

Dies: Bookmark #3

Other: embroidery floss, twine

Thanks for visiting today. Make sure you check out the bookmark projects on my teammates’ blogs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
  • Holly SaveurSeptember 14, 2014 - 7:36 am

    Very sweet items…ReplyCancel

  • Ruth GSeptember 14, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Your felt bookmark is very cute! I love all the flowers you decorated it with! I just love the color combination and how you used the dies on the anniversary card! Your paper bookmark is lovely with such perfect image, sentiment and color choices! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalfSeptember 14, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Sweet looks!ReplyCancel

  • JillSeptember 14, 2014 - 8:37 am

    Beautiful my dear! Love the touches of gold and your sweet bookmarks!ReplyCancel

  • GraceSeptember 14, 2014 - 9:27 am

    I love your bookmarks and tags. The flower touches are beautifulReplyCancel

  • NoreenSeptember 14, 2014 - 10:08 am

    I love the blanket stitching, the gold doily, the colors. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Donna KSeptember 14, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Beautiful projects. Love the anniversary card – it could easily be changed to be a Valentine or Wedding card. Very versatile layout.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy TSeptember 14, 2014 - 10:58 am

    I love the bookmarks. They are adorable. I really like the one you put together with the name on it.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MSeptember 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

    Awesome book marks. Especially the one for Lauren. So cute. Love the color choices, too. Of course anything in the purple family is good with me.ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 14, 2014 - 11:40 am

    The bookmarks are so cute! What a wonderful gift to ourselves or to a loved one. I really liked the color combinations also.ReplyCancel

  • Janet WilsonSeptember 14, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful, Ashley – Lauren’s bookmark is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie BSeptember 14, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Love your bookmarks! Your Lauren bookmark is a great inspiration to make a similar one for the Lauren in my life. (She just turned 30 yesterday!)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy KrugSeptember 14, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Love all the beautiful projects, but the anniversary tag with the touch of gold is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesSeptember 14, 2014 - 1:53 pm

    I love your bookmarks, great colors & details. Gonna add these dies to my ever growing shopping list…:-)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy L.September 16, 2014 - 9:05 am

    OMGoodness!!!!! Lauren’s bookmark is just ADORABLE!!!!!!!ReplyCancel