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On The Farm

Thanks so much for visiting yesterday to preview Framed Out #4 and Fillable Frames Sentiments! Today is the third day of Papertrey Ink’s May Release and the design team is showcasing On the Farm + Background Basics: Farm & Barn + Chicken Wire Impression Plate + Shape Up Series: Barn and more! Although I don’t consider myself a farm girl, I do have a bit of a country side. This set really is a lot of fun to use. Mix and match it with other sets and you will not be let down. Now, let’s move on to the projects so you can see what I mean!

I chose a country-chic styled design for this baby card. It has so many farm fresh elements, but maintains a fresh, clean style. I kept the colors soft and gender neutral.

First, I stamped the chicken wire pattern at the top portion of the card front. Next, I trimmed the patterned paper strips to about 1/2″ or so and adhered them to the card front at an angle. Then, I added the sunburst stamped die cut.

Here, I stamped the sentiment at an angel to follow the lines of the patterned paper and stamped the chickies and checkerboard pattern. I finished it off with a bit of twill tape.


This card was super fun to create. You just can’t resist this cute barn shape. Instead of making a barn shaped card, I decided to use it as a focal point on a traditional A2 card front. It fits perfectly.

On the barn die cut, I stamped the wood boards, then the sentiment and rooster.

Next, I die cut Mat Stack 4 and embossed it with a chicken wire pattern. I stamped the sentiment on a cardstock strip and adhered it to the label with foam adhesive. After die cutting the new peony, I stamped the coordinating images and adhered it to the label as well.


And I couldn’t leave you here today without a bunch of colorful fun. So, I decided to mix it up with some coordinating patterned papers and layers.

I stamped “howdy” on a gift card envelope and grouped that with a stamped embellishment featuring rolling grass hills and a sunny skyline with a cow. I added another sunburst die cut (love that stamp the most).

I also added a kraft tag behind the envelope and some twill tape too!

Alrighty, that’s all I have to share today. I’m photographing a wedding today, but will be back making more paper crafting goodies in the evening. I’ll be back with more to share soon! To all my “mom” readers, I hope you have a fabulous Mother’s Day! If you need more inspiration, check out everyone else’s blogs too!

  • Gerri KMay 12, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Ashley, You amaze me. You can take a stamp set about a farm, and make the most beautiful cards!!! I love them! Thanks for always sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • LennyMay 12, 2012 - 7:49 am

    Nice new cards!
    Love ‘em all!
    Nice stamps and gorgeous color combo!ReplyCancel

  • SusanMay 12, 2012 - 8:08 am

    These are all just gorgeous!! I love how you incorporated the flowers in the cards. I never would have thought to do that with a farm set! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerMay 12, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Awesome projects Ashley! Love the little chicks on your baby card, but that cow one stole my heart :)!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne RussellMay 12, 2012 - 8:57 am

    I LOVE your city-girl take on this new collection! So fresh and fun and yes, sophisticated country!ReplyCancel

  • DawnMay 12, 2012 - 9:08 am

    I have been waiting for a stamp set like this..SO excited :) beautiful cards, love them all!ReplyCancel

  • CarolMay 12, 2012 - 9:34 am

    Oh Boy. Ashley, you create such beautiful cards. “On the Farm” items are perfect for me. So much can be expressed w/them. Keep creating Ashley, your work is inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.May 12, 2012 - 9:39 am

    Love your cards!! I didn’t think as a city-girl I would need this set but you changed that:)ReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineMay 12, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Ashley, your cards look like you are quite comfortable on a farm! I love them all. I did grow up on a farm in Southeast Kansas and these images are very nostalgic. You have 3 amazing cards, especially the 2nd one!
    Thanks for sharing

  • PendraMay 12, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    Simply adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marlena MMay 12, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    All of your cards are delightfully fun Ashley! I love each one. You sure know how to make farm animals classy. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jen AdcockMay 12, 2012 - 8:12 pm

    Love, love, love the New Roost card. All your cards are a delight but this one is too fabulous. The yummy ink colors as combined are so eye catching. Love the rustic look. Totally inspired I am by this card. Hat’s off to you!ReplyCancel

  • Renee LMay 12, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    Love all of the projects…
    but the new roost is stunning!
    LOVE the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy McMay 12, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    Ashley, they are all adorable but your “New Roost” card is my favorite. I’m not a farm gal either but know my creations wouldn’t hold water to yours. Great sets though with obviously lots of versatility.ReplyCancel

  • Cary MaendlMay 13, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    Love your cards!!! Great Job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy CoignardMay 13, 2012 - 12:33 pm


    Your cards are so adorable and beautifully made. I am a
    want-to-be farm girl and love the fresh country look on all the cards.ReplyCancel

  • F BondMay 13, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Wonderfully done! These nstamps and dies will be my mother’s day gift!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacMay 13, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    These cards are just amazing. Love the colors and the idea of useing the farm stamps for baby cards is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • jan mMay 14, 2012 - 10:11 am

    Sweet card designs Ashley! Love this new set by PTI!!ReplyCancel

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