Papertrey & Project Favorites

AshleyIt’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.

On the next card, I used Floral Foliage stamp and die. I paired it up with sunshine dies and Signature Greetings II. You can’t go wrong with a handwritten sentiment, meadow hills, and polka dots.

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 IIHeart-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.

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  • Hollie - You are one of my favorite designers! Every time I visit your blog I come away with inspiration. My favorite of your top 7 is the Shutterbug card. You always make such a statement with color!
    Thanks for sharing your projects!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Penir - Oh Ashley, I couldn’t possibly pick only 7 of your creations! But these are among them!
    Honestly love them all! Thank you for always inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - Hi Ashley! Congrat on your little bundle of joy!

    Thanks for sharing your 7 favorite PTI projects. I’m a huge fan of your work! I was so happy to see you included the Shutterbug Special Congrats card as one of your favorite projects. This project and the your Shutterbug Special Mini Wedding Album inspired me to create a similar mini wedding album for my best friend.

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful project with us!

  • janet - Super Seven – are your choices. LOVE your work, Ashley and look forward to hearing of the safe arrival of your precious bundle 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Becky P. - I was so excited to learn you were on the DT two years ago. Everything you create is fresh, fun and beautiful. I look forward to your creations every release. Congratulations on your baby girl. Try to enjoy every minute of her young life, they grow up so fast.ReplyCancel

  • karen h - Thank you so much for your projects and inspiration! I’m so not good with packaging and when I need to do it, I come here!ReplyCancel

  • Polly Lemire - Ashley, your cards are always so classy! The last one in today’s post is my favorite and all are great sources of inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • susan h. - Your creativity with Paper Trey’s great products are sooooo inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • beth - Each and every one of you gals on the DT have your own style that I look forward to each month and your designs are a definite check out. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas also.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer K - Such wonderful projects! I was so glad to hear that you’re staying on for another year. Congratulations and I’m looking forward to more fabulousness in 2014.ReplyCancel

  • SentSue - Congrats on your years with PTI! You always have a fresh twist on things. Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Saveur - Gorgeous cards..the last one with the Birds and Blooms stamp is my favorite from all the ones you choose…ReplyCancel

  • Kari D - I remember seeing these cards of the MANY you have shared. I love your sense of style and the layers of imagery you put into each product. One of my favorites is not here, but I still go back to look at it when I craft. I love your mini-scrapbook projects. They pack such a huge punch and you make them seem doable even for a non-scrapper like me!

    Woo hoo! Here’s to another year of great PTI inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Awesome projects. I remember wishing you were on the design team and being SO excited when I heard you were going to actually do just that!
    I am so happy every day you post! You are a joy to everyone of us!
    Thank YOU for being here!

  • see mary stamp - Congratulations on the pending arrival. Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - Love all your cards. I love the color combinations. Thank you for the inspirations.ReplyCancel

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