June 2012 Release Projects | Papertrey Ink

Well, this is it…my last few projects for Papertrey Ink’s June release. This has been one exciting release – packed full of great new concepts and products. All new products featured will be available June 15 at 10 pm EST (tonight)! I won’t bore you with more chit chat…here are the photos…


For this card, I combined Rosie Posie, Polka Dot Basics, and the new Happy Hexagons cover plate. I stamped the hexagon pattern, then added Happy Hexagon die cuts (from patterned paper) to some of the hexagon centers. I also stamped some of the hexagon centers with solid hexagons from Rosie Posie.

With the top and bottom borders full, I stamped the polka dot pattern in the center and stamped the bold sentiment from the new Think Big Favorites #17 set.


The Heart-2-Heart collections really help me make a card super clean and simple. I used the triangle shaped stamped to create a top border in a fun color palette.

Last, I added some ribbon and stamped the sentiment and hearts.


Since I come from a military background, I love the new Military Stars and Military Hero stamp sets. Back in college, I scanned a bunch of old photos from my parents’ albums. It was probably the most time-consuming task, but most important. I kept all the photos on a CD and recently added them to a portable harddrive. I’m so grateful I have these photos of my dad who retired from the Air Force. Since these photos were taken way before I was born, I treasure them – thinking about the young man he was and the life he lived. He passed away around Christmas time in 2007, and I started this blog very soon after.

I designed a memorabilia that I will most likely hand off to my mom. I think she’ll like it! The receipt holder is by 7 Gypsies.

 For each quadrant, I added patterned paper (stripes and polka dots) from the new Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy collections. I die cut the pinking circle and circle and layered it with a stamped star. The photo is a 2″ x 3″ print layered on the new desktop file die (left). On the rolodex die cut, I stamped the background pattern and added “remember to the tab.

 In this section, I stamped “airman” from Military Hero and added a photo of my dad!

In this photo, you can see a couple of photos of my dad. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. I stamped “hero” from Military Hero stamp set.

Last, I die cut Tag Sale 6, stamped the stars to make a pattern and popped some hand cut stars off the tag.

The entire receipt holder has striped ribbon tied around it. I was inspired by the “Support the Troops” yellow ribbon, but had to settle for this pretty red and cream striped ribbon I had in my stash!


For this month’s Framed Out #5 set, I decided to stamp the images directly on my card front. I included a couple of the sentiments since they worked well together. I also stamped the sun bursts in soft stone for a subtle pattern.

To work off of the journey and dreams theme, I decided to have a ladder of bows for the card front! haha

Lovely Layers is a beautiful stamp set and die collection. I decided to heat emboss some of the decorative details onto the die cuts, then layer them together.

The set was so easy to compile. I finished it off with a bit of patterned paper, cardstock strip and a sentiment!

I hope you’re not overloaded with projects. I’ll take a break for a few days to recoup! In the meantime, there will be plenty of projects to browse on my teammates’ blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Karen R - Love your designs! Are you teaching classes anywhere? I would love to attend if you are.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H - Oh Ashley, these projects are stunning! I love the tribute to your dad. My dad was in the Air Force as well, so I grew up all over the place-I’m sorry to hear your dad passed away-at 78 mine is still alive and now riding with his local Viet Nam Vets chapter for funerals of soldiers, raising money for the families left behind, etc.
    I love your Lovely Layers card-such pretty colors. You seem to be able to do any style, shabby chic, modern, CAS, and everything in between!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - Everything is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Gerri K - Ashley,
    Your creations are always SO beautiful!! Thanks for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • scrapcat - wahouuuuuuuuuuu je suis fan !!! I love it !!! bisous !! smack !!ReplyCancel

  • Lani Giovanetti - Beautifully executed as always.ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Penner - Gorgeous cards, Ashley and I especially love the military project you made!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Russell - Great projects, Ashley! I know your mother will cherish the beautiful tribute to your dad-such a handsome young man! Thanks for reminding me how fun and cute “Happy Spots” paper is and my fav of the day: “Celebrate” for the wonderful color combo and innovative design.ReplyCancel

  • Anita R - Ashley, I’m so envious of your eye for color and design. These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Each card is a delight! Great designs, colors, stamping, use of die-cuts. Love your Military Hero project, featuring your Dad. Surely your Mom will treasure it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tracey McNeely - Ashley all of projects are fantastic. You always inspire.ReplyCancel

  • janet Wilson - Beautiful, beautiful. The dedication to your dad is wonderful, your mum will treasure it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brenda B - Ashley, these are such beautiful, creative projects. You have an amazing eye for color and texture. Each of your projects is so unique and full of inspiration.ReplyCancel

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