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Time After Time Challenge

Hey there everyone! I hope you are having a great day at Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-faire. I’m sitting down right now making a project to hopefully post tonight (if not tonight, then by tomorrow)! I’ve seen so many new and fresh ideas presented by the design team that I’m floored and inspired to create. But first, there’s one more challenge for the night. It involves taking a look back at some of our first cards and bringing them up to date.

Here are some details from Nichole’s blog:

A new twist on the popular “remix” feature we have had every year during SAF!  This year everyone has the opportunity to make-over one of the first cards they every stamped!

Look through your card stash or even call your mother or best friend to see if you can get your hands on one of your very first handmade cards. The more *amateur* the better! Your challenge will be to make a new card that is a “made-over” version of your first card. Polish it up, make it current and now, but try to maintain some of the original “threads” of your early attempt at design.

Ashley

Old Papertrey Ink Card in 2010 by Ashley Cannon Newell - REMIXED to 2014

Here’s my choice! Although this isn’t my first card I made using Papertrey Ink products, it is one of my earlier ones I made in 2010. I remember making this card and thought it was so awesome, but when I was browsing my files, I now think differently. Styles and trends have changed and so have I. I used the same stamp set and incorporated similar elements into the design.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

The focal point of the original card was a spiral notebook paper. I recall using a spiral notebook punch to create this paper. Today, there’s a die for that! Ha! So, that is the first change I made and boy have we progressed since 2010 to have dies.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I sort of used the same color palette, but I updated it with my current bright and cheery style. I kept the blue and orange theme, but chose a brighter blue hue and added a pink. I felt the original card could’ve used a third hot air balloon and another color as well.

Speaking of the hot air balloons, I also cut them out completely. On the original card, I stamped the basket on the notebook paper and popped the balloon off. I like the entire balloon raised as opposed to a portion of it now.

I also chose to make the clouds a bit more realistic and used a blue hue instead of a khaki hue. We were really into distressing in 2010…that’s evident! I used aqua mist to stamp the clouds, but I stamped off first to get a lighter cloud color.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

For the sentiment, I wanted it to pop a bit more, so I broke it up. I stamped it on two lines and added it to a pennant banner I hand cut. I like the way the banner adds another layer and element of design to the layout.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My last update to the card design was to use a confetti inspired polka dot stamping technique rather than a polka dotted dry embossed background. I think this really makes the card trendy and fit right in with 2014. The only thing I didn’t add as a clip and the jute twine. (Sidenote: Who remembers those mini library clips??!!) I felt the card had enough going on without adding those two additional embellishments.

Supplies
Stamps: Up, up & Away, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise
Cardstock: White
Dies: Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook

So, what do you think? Does my new card look like it fits in 2014 than the original?

Now, let’s see how the rest of the team brought their old card designs into 2014!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
BeverlyBLAugust 23, 2014 - 10:41 pm

I like the lighter, brighter feel of your new card. A nice update.

Carol HeldAugust 23, 2014 - 11:15 pm

These cards are spectacular …thanks for the inspiration!

Danielle FlandersAugust 23, 2014 - 11:25 pm

I wonder what it was about the grunge style that we all loved? I had to ink everything up too. Your second card is amazing! So bright and fun!
Danielle

Linda EAugust 24, 2014 - 1:42 am

Love your updated card, Ashley!

LercyAugust 24, 2014 - 3:53 am

I remember a time when all I created was dark and distressed. I have since moved on to brighter work. Your remake is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Cherie CostarAugust 24, 2014 - 6:53 am

Loooove the new card. The colours, dots and banner are so 2014!!

Holly SaveurAugust 24, 2014 - 10:22 am

GORGEOUS..love the old and new one..!

BobbyAugust 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

As much as I love distressing, I can see where your updated card is more in line with your style and the trend. It so bright and cheery.

janetAugust 24, 2014 - 11:45 am

Beautiful, Ashley! Your original is gorgeous but love the white and sorbet colours of the updated version :) Great make-over!

Susan BeauchaineAugust 24, 2014 - 11:56 am

Well, the new one is GORGEOUS, but… the old one looks pretty good. I just like your “cleaner” colors better. Funny to see how tastes have changed.
I LOVE all you do!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

jan metcalfAugust 24, 2014 - 1:08 pm

I like the old style just as much as the new card Ashley!

Sheila HAugust 24, 2014 - 4:19 pm

I live the fresh and airy feel of your redo. It’s pretty, bright and fun.

Alison BrownAugust 26, 2014 - 4:53 am

Hey great work. loved the creativity and colour combinations in the new version.

SilvanaAugust 27, 2014 - 2:17 pm

card very beautiful, original and cheerful !!

DonnaKAugust 30, 2014 - 9:35 am

The first card is nice but the clean, white is so much fresher and light looking. A more “uplifting” card (sorry for that pun). Color combo is just so pretty. Nice job. thank you for sharing.

SAF Free Exclusive: Filled With Joy!

Tomorrow is Papertrey Ink’s 2014 Stamp-a-faire event! It’s all about traveling through time and stamping, which are two of my favorite things to do in life. Today, I have a card to share with you using this year’s exclusive stamp set. It’s called Filled With Joy and I’m sure it will fill your crafting heart with lots of stamping joy!

Filled-With-Joy-webview

Saturday, August 23rd marks the day you can earn the Stamp-a-faire exclusive stamp set, Filled With Joy ($15 value).  This stamp set will be available for free on Stamp-a-faire day (August 23, 2014) to all customers who make a qualifying purchase of $100 or more between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST, limit one per customer.

  • Filled With Joy is limited edition for this years Stamp-a-faire event.  It will never be made available for sale.
  • Filled With Joy can be earned for FREE on Stamp-a-faire Day only, August 23rd, as a freebie to all customers placing an order of $100 or more, limit one set per customer.
  • Qualifying orders need to be placed between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST that day only.

 

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Since this stamp set is filled with so much joy, I chose very bright and cheery colors. I stamped a few of the flowers and leaves and clustered them as a border.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I added buttons to the flower centers. I also used linen vellum on the left side of the flowers.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I stamped the sentiment in true black ink on harvest gold bitty dot patterned paper.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I hand cut the flowers, stamped in hibiscus burst, aqua mist, limeade ice, and melon berry inks.

Here’s a full supply list!

Stamps: Filled With Joy

Ink: aqua mist, melon berry, limeade ice, hibiscus burst, true black

Cardstock: white, linen vellum

Patterned Paper: harvest gold bitty dot

Buttons: limeade ice, aqua mist, melon berry, hibiscus burst

I hope to see each of you tomorrow in the forum! Now, let’s check out what the rest of the great design team created!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Hilt StephanieAugust 22, 2014 - 10:23 am

I love this Ashley, your beautiful,elegant style. Your fussy cutting is so perfect,mi briefly thought hat maybe there are dies for this set ;)

LynneZAugust 22, 2014 - 10:52 am

Ashley – Love your card. I totally love how everything at Papertrey Ink is coordinated – it all looks sooo beautiful together.

Diana KAugust 22, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Wowzers, Ashley. I love the colours you use. I want to CASE every single card you make!

Carolynn WilsonAugust 22, 2014 - 4:36 pm

So, so pretty… a lovely start to Stamp-a-Faire

Papertrey Ink August Release in Review

Hey there! Tonight is the night you can purchase all the new products the design team has been revealing the past few days. I have a few more cards to share with you and I hope you like them!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My first card uses Phrase Play #7 and Autumn Adornments.  I created a stamped background with a leaf from Autumn Adornments. I also used a journal card from this month’s collection as gridline patterned paper.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Phrase Play #7, Autumn Adornments
Ink: Finen Linen, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, White
Patterned Paper: Terracotta Tile, Monthly Moments: August journal card
Dies: Phrase Play #7
Other: mini clothespin, doily

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

On this clean and simple card, I used Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving and Autumn Abundance. To get a variety of fall colors into this image, I inked my stamp using summer sunrise first, then bits of it in terracotta tile. Love this result!

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving, Autumn Adornments
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Kraft, White

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

This card uses Birthday Classics: September along with Tick Tock. I love how you can align the sentiments in Birthday Classics as you see fit. I butted them against each other on this card.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I stamped the cuckoo clock onto its coordinating die cut and layered it on some circle die cuts.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Birthday Classics: September, Tick Tock
Ink: Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Pure Poppy, Fine Linen
Dies: Tick Tock, Limitless Layers: Circles

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

My last card combines Along Came a Spider die cuts with Happy Spooky Halloween images.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

I love the Along Came a Spider web dies! The dotted outlines they create are perfect for background designs. And I just love the fun colors of Halloween. These bats are the cutest and I’d never think I’d say that about bats! It’s such a fun card design.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink

Supplies

Stamps: Happy Spooky Halloween
Ink: Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Summer Sunrise, True Black
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Soft Stone, White
Dies: Happy Spooky Halloween, Along Came a Spider

To see what the rest of the team created, click on over to their blogs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
jan metcalfAugust 15, 2014 - 7:08 am

Thankful for all you do is a sweet card!! Love the blue and orange together.

Denise GAugust 15, 2014 - 9:21 am

Lovely cards — the gingham background really makes the cards pop.

Susan BeauchaineAugust 15, 2014 - 10:49 am

GORGEOUS cards, Ashley
Thanks for sharing
Susan