Welcome to Day 1 of Papertrey Ink’s 5th Anniversary celebration! I’m so excited to have been a Papertrey customer from their first year of opening. I absolutely love creating projects with Papertrey Ink products and have done so since I discovered them around 2007, which of course prompted me to start my blog. I loved the graphic design concepts that went into creating the stamps and the entire product line. So, above are a few of my most current favorite products. The woodgrain impression plate can be added to just about any project. I love how it adds subtle texture to any design, masculine or feminine. Background Basics: Text Style can also be added to just about any project, which is why it is also a favorite of mine. I really like the simple text design and how it can be combine with multiple patterns or left alone. It’s for sure a must-have in any stamper’s supply stash. Tiny Tags is such a fun and wonderful stamp set to have in your collection. The tags can be added to any project by creating a simple banner or adding a sentiment to a ribbon knot. There are a few ways to incorporate those tiny tags to those tiny areas, including cards, mini albums, and even layouts. The Banner Builder dies are so great because you can create a great display for any occasion. You can simply die cut the banner dies from patterned paper to include a fun element into a layout. Lastly, felt is such a great texture to add to paper craft projects to offset the monotony of paper. However, Simply Chartreuse felt is by far my favorite color. You can use it for leaves, flowers, banners, or just a focal point on all projects. The vibrant color combined with the texture really makes me smile and happy! 🙂 I hope you like my five favorite Papertrey products as well! They sure are a joy to work with and use in my designs.
Above pictured is my favorite Papertrey project since being on the design team. It uses just about all of my favorite products. The Tiny Tag stamps (and dies) are showcased with the Banner Builder dies and also felt. I made the felt rosette by hand and displayed the banner on some twine, hanging from safety pins. The background pattern design was stamped using Background Basics: Text Style and combined with Background Basics: Circles and Background Basics: Houndstooth. What I love most about Papertrey Ink is how their products can be used alone or combined together. The versatility and quality that are placed into the product design concepts are such a great value.
Although I’m the newbie on the Papertrey Ink design team, it has already been a wonderful experience. Quite a few memories have already developed since my short time on board from November 2011. One of the funny behind the scenes moments included a forum conversation with Jenn. She was informing me that she was working on making me “green.” When I read her message, I was a bit confused as to why she was trying to make me green, but went with it. She later explained that she was trying to change my forum administrative status to “green,” which allows other forum members to identify a design team member online. Even if briefly, it was a fun laugh. You just have to appreciate those times when a little cloudiness turns out to be a fun discovery.
I have really enjoyed my time on Papertrey Ink’s design team. Thanks so much for visiting today! The 5th Anniversary festivities have just begun, so don’t forget to check back on Nichole’s blog daily for updates!