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August 2012 Release Projects | Papertrey Ink

Today is the day that all of Papertrey Ink’s new products will be available to purchase at 10 pm EST! It’s been an exciting release – full of all things autumn, halloween, Thanksgiving, and back to school. I have a few more projects to share with you all, so here they are!

I really love the Counting My Blessings word dies. This one is my favorite, so I wanted to make it work on a card. I think it also works great with photos. I think this card would be great to give someone who has accomplished something. Instead of saying congratulations, you can remind them that their achievement is such a blessing. Love that!

I feel blessed beyond measure – for my health, family, friends, and the opportunities that have been bestowed upon me throughout my life. There are times of course when I feel a bit down, but I quickly remind myself of all the blessings in my life. Even little things that others may not see as a big deal, I am ever so grateful for them.

Do you have any blessings beyond measure? I’m sure you do! We all do! And I hope you are blessed even more so than you are today.

Oh yeah, you wanted to know about the card, right?!

It’s fairly simple. I stamped the image onto vellum and added color using Copic markers. I’ve discovered that I like coloring freely, which means that I purposely do not color in every corner and if I color outside of the lines – it’s OKAY!   I like the watercolor effect the style gives. I stitched it to some aqua mist cardstock and trimmed the edges with pinking shears. Next, I adhered it on top of some patterned paper, then added the “blessed” die cut and stamped the sentiment. I adhered it all to a kraft card front. The card measures about 4 x6.

Don’t forget to count your blessings!

New Supplies: Autumn Hills + Counting My Blessings (stamps/dies)

Ever go out to dinner with friends? We do! So, I thought I’d make a card to thank them for a great time. This card could also easily be transformed into an invitation to ask friends to dinner as well. And who can resist that turkey?!

I die cut the circle and stamped the coordinating image. Next, I die cut the turkey and stamped it then layered it on to the circle. On a piece of cardstock, I stamped the herringbone pattern once, trimmed the edges and added a bow and the circle embellishment. Then, I die cut Card Base-ics #2 and inserted everything in there.

Now, where do I put that sentiment? Oh yeah, right here on the bottom! The inside can be a note of gratitude or an invitation to a great meal! So, you have a couple of choices there with this one sentiment stamp!

Don’t forget to enjoy your time with others in fellowship…have dinner with friends!

New Supplies: Foodie Fun + Background Basics: Herringbone + Think Big Favorites #19 (stamps/dies)

Heather’s new Framed Out set made me think of a wizard, so I went with a Halloween theme for this card.

I die cut the frame and stamped the coordinating image in plum pudding ink. On the card front, I stamped the background pattern twice (only the top portion), then stamped the spider webs randomly. Next, I stamped the sentiment in the center and added the frame die cut. I tied a bow using grosgrain ribbon and adhered it to the edge of the die cut. The spider was stamped and hand cut. The edges are distressed with some ink as well.

The card measures about 3.75 x 4.25 or so – a small little thing!

New Supplies: Framed Out #7 (stamps/dies)

For this card, I wanted something striking, so I went with black flowers. I know…black flowers…yeah that’s crazy, but I pictured something more graphic than anything. After stamping the flowers (and even die cutting the larger one and popping it off the card front), I added the leaves die cut from various pieces of patterned papers.

Here, you can see a few of the stamps from Thanks All Ways. I added “meal” to the sentiment. I just eyeball where I want to add the extra word, but you can definitely mark the right spot with a pencil and ruler as well.

Those leaves are just so pretty! The coordinating stamps give you so many more stamping options as well. I can’t wait to use them more.

New Supplies: Heart-2-Heart #7 + Thanks All Ways (stamps/dies)
That’s all I have to share today. I hope you enjoyed the projects and the photos. I try to get differing angles so you can see the projects in detail. To see more inspiring ideas, check out what the rest of the team has presented today! Have a great time shopping!!

  • tinaAugust 15, 2012 - 8:17 am

    great cardsReplyCancel

  • Marlena MAugust 15, 2012 - 8:47 am

    A girl like me~coloring outside the lines! I love your blessed card Ashley, it’s beautiful! Fantastic projects. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Holly SaveurAugust 15, 2012 - 10:18 am

    Stunning cards Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Amm WoollumsAugust 15, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Really like the cards. The Autumn Hills set is great.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineAugust 15, 2012 - 11:05 am

    Awesome cards, Ashley! I scrolled back so I could pick my favorite but gave up on that! I LOVE them all! Your little black bows add so much, you ALWAYS rock those bows!
    Thanks for sharing
    SusanReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandAugust 15, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Love all this new stuff you demonstrated on beautiful cards!!! I will have to case some!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gemiel MAugust 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    Ashley, you are blessing me beyond measure by sharing your beautiful cards and other projects with us!! They are such an inspiration. I’ll definately be shopping from this release :).ReplyCancel

  • DebstampsAugust 15, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    A lovely range of offerings Ashley–from understated elegance to homespun to strikingly bold! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • GabbyAugust 15, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Great assortment of cards! I especially lke the “Blessed” and “Thanks” cards. :)ReplyCancel

  • LynneAugust 16, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    Ashley – What lovely creations you made. Can’t decide which one I like the best as they are all fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • CloudsAugust 19, 2012 - 10:37 pm

    hey there Ashley,

    Lovely card, clean and simple! Luv the pop on the flowers! Congrats are in order on your new DT post @ Crate Paper – can’t wait to see more of your projects!

    Hugs,
    C :)ReplyCancel

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