It’s Papertrey Ink’s 7th Anniversary! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the festivities and the team this year. In the above graphic, I’ve selected seven of my favorite projects since joining the design team in November 2011. It was hard to pick just seven projects, not because I think I can make awesome projects, but because Papertrey Ink has the best stamps and crafting supplies in the industry and makes it super easy to make creative projects.
Starting on the top row on the left, I personalized some soda bottles using Celebrations stamp set and the coordinating die. I used adhesive sheets to stick the label die cuts to the bottles. I embellished the bottle with die cut flowers and ribbon. This project is perfect for any event you’re hosting to customize it and make it a bit more special.
My next favorite is a card using The Sweet Life stamped on vintage book print paper. The highlight of the card is the camera from Shutterbug Special. I paired it up with a sentiment from Think Big Favorites #5.
I surprised myself when I created the next sweet little princess card. I just love how feminine it is. I used Little Princess stamp and die and embellished it with a felt handmade rosette. I created a scene by stamping trees on patterned paper.
I adore the next featured project. They are custom vellum birth announcements. The pre-printed birth announcements are awesome, but these will surely wow your close family and friends. I used the seed packet die to create the envelope to insert a small photo, which is displayed through the vellum. I used Garden Variety II, Heart-2-Heart #3, and Baby Face stamp sets to embellish it. To personalize the announcement, I used Script Alpha dies.
Everything about the next card screams LOVE, which is why it’s a favorite of mine. I love the simple layout and color combination. Using Think Big Favorites #23, I stamped the LOVE element and hand cut it as an embellishment. I die cut the heart from the Heart-2-Heart #11 collection. The little pennants on each side are from the Countdown Details die collection. The background is stamped using Framed Out #11.
My last favorite card uses last year’s anniversary set, Birds & Blooms (stamp and die). Taking the clean approach, I die cut two floral spray shapes and stamped the coordinating image. I adhered them to some rustic white cardstock – making sure to allow some of the shape to naturally pop up. Next, I stamped the swirly flower images directly onto the cardstock. Then, I stamped some larger flower images onto coordinating die cuts and adhered them overall the floral spray with foam adhesive.
Over the past two years, I’ve had a lot of great memories as a design team member with Papertrey Ink. In the last year, I’ve had some great supportive and encouraging memories from my teammates regarding my expecting baby girl. I struggled with making a public announcement, but knew that the cat would be out of the bag eventually. So, I toyed around with the idea of “showing” my small baby bump of a belly during my Stamp-a-faire video. For fear that my bump would be interpreted as a gut, I scratched that idea. It was fun to film some outtakes! Not only is Papertrey Ink a great company that produces great stamps and products, but they are also a great company to design for. I can’t truly express how much I love it!
I hope you all enjoy all the anniversary festivities. Please visit Nichole’s blog to see details on today’s contest and how to win the huge prize.