Februrary 2012 Release Projects | Papertrey Ink

Today wraps up all of the February release festivities for Papertrey Ink. I hope you enjoyed all of the anniversary challenges and opportunities to win some great prizes. Without further ado, here are my remaining projects using products that will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm EST. If some supply links do not work, please bare with me as I will be updating links to coordinate with Papertrey Ink’s newly released web site.

Maile’s Beautiful Butterflies set is amazing. I love the variety of butterfly silhouettes and the great sentiments in combined fonts. This set is for sure a must-have in any stamper’s collection to design projects for any occasion. The coordinating dies make the design possibilities endless.

Die cut boxy banners from cardstock.


On small boxy banner, stamp butterfly pattern in various ink colors.


Stamp sentiment.


Add border stitching to boxy banner and assemble to large card front boxy banner.


Die cut banner border and adhere, then add ribbon treatment.


Additional Supplies Released on February 15: Beautiful Butterflies stamp set + Fine Linen ink


Melissa Bickford designs some amazing sets and Lighten Up is one of them. I love the patterns on the lamp shades and the lamp shapes. Using this set reminded me of one of my many visits to HomeGoods, a home store spin-off by TJ Maxx. I decied to cluster the lamps together, just like how you may see them on display with a variety of styles and colors all-in-one!

Trim patterned paper to about 3.75” x 4.75”.


Die cut lamps and shades and stamp all lamps and assemble stamped die cuts onto patterned paper.


Trim a doily and adhere around patterned paper edges.


Mat onto black cardstock, then adhere on card front.


Additional Supplies Available February 15: Lighten Up + Lighten Up Sentiments + Lighten Up Dies


Nature at its finest, Lovely Leaves, designed by Nichole, is an amazing stamp set. I really like the versatility in the leaf stamps. From solids to outlines to dotted, it is all covered here, right along with sentiments.

Stamp leaf pattern on white card base.


Die cut half and half die, then adhere cardstock strip. Adhere to card front.


Stamp sentiment on cardstock block. Add cardstock strips and adhere to half and half banner.


Additional Supplies Available February 15: Lovely Leaves


Flowers! They are always welcome in my stamp collection. I don’t think you can have enough. Tiffany designed some great flowers with fun patterns. From backgrounds to embellishments, these stamps along with their coordinating dies really can make an impression for any project.

Trim patterned paper.


Die cut mat stack and flowers.


Stamp flowers and adhere to mat stack. Then embellish with a button.


Trim cardstock strip and stamp sentiment, then adhere to mat stack.


Adhere mat stack to patterned paper. Then, add to square card front.


Additional Supplies Available February 15: Frilly Flowers + Frilly Flowers Dies


Simply You really helps you design cards for those special occasions. The variations of “you” can be added to any paper crafting projects, including scrapbooking. You always have to love when you can use stamps for multiple projects!

Stamp medallion background in blue and red inks.


Adhere ruler to card front.


Stamp sentiment on cardstock block, then adhere over ruler.


Die cut pinking border from red cardstock, then adhere behind yellow cardstock.


Stamp sentiment below cardstock block.


Additional Supplies Available February 15: Simply You + Background Basics: Medallions


Oh my Pinefeather! Heather is designing another year-long series. I’m so excited about each of the Framed Out stamp sets that will be introduced. Frames are so fun to incorporate into any design. So, I used home decor as my inspiration for this card. You know those picture frame clusters everyone is pinning on Pinterest? Well, here’s a card version!

Die cut some frames and stamp coordinating images.


Adhere frames to card front; some with dimension, some without.


Stamp sentiment on inside of one of the frames.


Add embellishments to other frames. Stamp and cut star. Wrap twine around mini clothepins. Die cut and stamp butterfly. Hand cut and roll felt flower.


Additional Supplies Available February 15: Framed Out #1 + Framed Out #1 Dies + Beautiful  Butterflies + Beautiful Butterflies Dies
This release is jammed pack full of exciting new stamps, dies, patterned paper, and more! I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to participate in the anniversary festivities and release as a design team member. It is so much fun to work with all of the new products. Although it can be a bit difficult to think of so many new ideas when you get so many great new products, I love challenge and how it forces me to dig deep for my creativity. Thanks Papertrey Ink for another great release! I hope you all have enjoyed the projects I designed to showcase these innovative new stamps and dies! Thanks so much for your visits!
Please make sure you visit the rest of the team’s blogs as well. Here are a few links in case you have not stopped by there yet!


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  • SueB - You have been busy making these fabulous cards!!!! Ok, I’m convinced I really need that lamp set. Wonderful design work and you are so thoughtful to give directions. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Wanford - Stunning projects! That first beauty took my breath away with the awesome colour combo and unique shape!

  • Kathy H - Girl! you rocked this release!! Where do I begin? they’re all so awesome:)ReplyCancel

  • jan m - Awesome cards Ashley! Love the colors with your butterflies, the doilies with your lamps, the negative and positive with your frames, so many great looks!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Annette A. - wow you have been a busy crafter…I love all these amazing cards…ReplyCancel

  • StephH - You have been such a delight to follow on the design team Ashleigh. Love your concepts and designs. Your take on the Pinterest rage is so innovative! What a great way to use Framed Out!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Amazing Ashley! I love your spin on each of the sets. Your style is just so unique and creative!

  • jeni allen - oh my ash!!! you rocked these all!! beautiful cards!!! i love the boxy banner…SO clever girl!!ReplyCancel

  • conil - Boy are you talented. These cards are gorgeous. I am sooooo impressed.ReplyCancel

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  • Kay Ahlberg - Ashley, I’m so glad you have joined the design team. You’ve quickly become one of my favorites. I love your work. You are one talented lady!ReplyCancel

  • betty lou - Wow!! All of your cards are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly - What a beautiful group of projects. Great job. You always go above and beyond. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Bev W. - Wow! Love them all….I have to say my favorite is the You Brighten My Day…LOVE those lamps! Tfs!ReplyCancel

  • janet Wilson - Gorgeous and so colourful!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghigliotty - Hi Ashley,
    Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for including the ‘Recipe’ for how to create them!ReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise - Ashley – These are all fabulous! Love that ruler card. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Kari D - I am always so impressed with the way you work with color and the details you put into each and every card or project. LOVE each and every one of these cards today! THANKS so much for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie B - I really like the colors you use. Those are my favorite colors also.ReplyCancel

  • Clouds - I luv the last card, luv luv the frames and the color combo, lovely!

    C 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Wenrich - I just wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying your design contributions to Papertrey. I just love your work and your blog is fresh, bright and inspiring. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kris - What satmp did you use for the frames in the last card? I ddin’t see that border stamp in the framed out set. Dying to know! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Amazing cards, Ashley! Love your sketches, use of stamps, colors, and your combinations of design elements on each card. You are such an inspiration. TFS the basics on how to make each card, as well. 🙂ReplyCancel

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