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Papertrey Ink December Release In Review

Today is release day at Papertrey Ink. I have lots of projects to share with you today with the remaining products being released at 10 pm EST. Lots of love in these projects. Enjoy!

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My first card features The Best is Yet to Be and a coordinating envelope.

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I stamped the border design and heat embossed it. Next, I stamped the sentiment.

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I also added the twine. To keep twine in place, try adding some liquid adhesive to secure it exactly where you want it! I also pinked the edge of the bottom of the card. I added some diagonal stripes to the top.

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Here is the inside of the card, which features The Best is Yet to Be Sentiments.

Supplies

Stamps: The Best is Yet to Be, Super Stripes, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: True Black, Versamark
Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Rustic White, True Black
Dies: Envelope Liner
Other: True Black twine

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For my next card, I combined It’s a Banner Day and Wonderful Words: Love.

I stamped the card front with the floral image from It’s a Banner Day. LOVE THAT stamp! I used the floral center stamp (a dot) to create polka dotted pattern.

I layered a LL: Hearts die cut with a LL: Stitched Hearts die cut. Next, I added three Wonderful Words: Love die cuts. Last, I added the sentiment on the banner die cut.

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Supplies

Stamps: It’s a Banner Day,
Ink: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Rustic White, Fine Linen, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold
Dies: Limitless Layers: Stitched Hearts, Limitless Layers Hearts, It’s a Banner Day, Wonderful Words: Love
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper

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Inspired by those traditional Valentine treat cards I used to pass out and receive in elementary school, I created this design.

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After die cutting the Card Base-ics template, I used Boutique Borders: Valentine as my top focal point. Then, I stamped a polka dotted pattern on cream cardstock and added the sentiment. Last, I adhered a few heart die cuts and added the lollipop.

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Supplies

Stamps: Boutique Borders: Valentine, Inside & Out: Love, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening, Sweet Blush
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold
Dies: Card Base-ics, Boutique Borders: Valentine, Cover Plate: Hearts
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Other: Twine, Corner Rounder

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Focusing on Cupid’s Arrow, I embellished a Valentine’s treat bag.

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Using Tremendous Tag die cut, I stamped the sentiment and hearts.

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I layered a LL: Stitched Heart from felt onto the heart die cut from Cupid’s Arrow. I also added a Cover Plate: Hearts die cut from cork. The arrows steal the show!

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Supplies

Stamps: Cupid’s Arrow
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Rustic White, Kraft
Dies: Cupid’s Arrow, Cover Plate: Hearts, Limitless Layers: Stitched Hearts, Tremendous Tags
Other: True Black twine, Hibiscus Burst felt, Aqua Mist felt, gift bag, adhesive cork sheet

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I’d like to “Propose a Toast” to the newly married couple with this card and send them best wishes for a beautiful marriage! You’ve gotta love it!

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It’s a very simple, yet elegant design. I focused on black and gold – something classic and timeless.

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Supplies

Stamps: Propose a Toast
Ink: Versarmark, True Black, Fine Linen
Cardstock: Rustic White, True Black
Dies: Propose a Toast
Other: gold embossing powder

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For my last card, I used Solid Stitches & Swirls. I love that this stamp set can be used alone or paired with Stitches & Swirls. I paired up my design with a sentiment from Heart Squared.

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Supplies

Stamps: Solid Stitches & Swirls, Heart Squared
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, True Black
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, True Black
Other: May Arts ribbon

Thanks for visiting today. Have a great Sunday! Take care.

Nichole Heady
Cristina Kowalczyk
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders 
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Janet WilsonDecember 15, 2013 - 9:47 am

Wow, fabulous – what a great idea – adding sweet treats :)

jan mDecember 15, 2013 - 1:13 pm

So many fun ideas, “Love will keep us together” is adorable!

Sylvia/LittleTreasuresDecember 15, 2013 - 2:14 pm

I love this new release, and it has been so much fun visiting one and all. Just enjoyed all your designs so much. Thanks Ashley

AileenDecember 15, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Beautiful cards, love them all.

María Alba NegrónDecember 15, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Hi Ashley,

Love all your cards, keep inspiring us!

Cariños,

María Alba
San juan, Puerto Rico

Rosie E.December 15, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Lots of inspiriting ideas!! Thank you!! can’t wait to place my order w/ a few new releases!!

lexiDecember 15, 2013 - 6:59 pm

love your projects, ashley, especially what you did with cupid’s arrow!

NanciDecember 15, 2013 - 8:35 pm

New to your website,can hardly wait to order–so many fresh ideas! Thanks
To all.

DebraKDecember 18, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Oh I just love your snow pics. You look beautiful! Can’t wait to see the new Newell Addition.

As for the cards, they are gorgeous and reflect your personal style I’ve grown to love.

Thanks for sharing.

Love is in the details…

Hey there! Welcome to another great day over at Papertrey Ink. Today, the design team is focused on the details of the dies being released December 15 at 10 PM EST. There are so many Valentine’s Day inspired dies being released this month, which means countless of creative ideas you can use during the season of love and technically year-round. I’ve created three projects to share with you today. Enjoy!

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I’ve created a fun Valentine’s project to share first. I used the small cotton bags in the boutique as my Valentine treat bags. I dip dyed the bags in sweet blush and raspberry fizz inks to get a bit of a gradient effect.

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To dye the bags, I used two disposable cups. I filled both cups (about 1/3 c.) with of water. Next, I added the ink colors, using reinkers.

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Next, I dipped each bag into the sweet blush cup. Then, I dipped each bag into the raspberry fizz cup, but did not apply the dye as high.

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After filling my bags with treats, I secured them closed with Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches. I die cut each from kraft cardstock.

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I stamped each heart die cut with a sentiment from We Go Together.

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I also added the arrows from Valentine Stitches. To get the arrows to fit on the heart die cuts, I cut the arrows in half and adhered them to the back of the heart die cuts. Voila, longer arrows!

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Here you can see the ombre effect of the dip dyed bags a bit more!

Supplies
Stamps: We Go Together
Ink: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Kraft
Dies: Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches, Valentine Stitches
Other: small cotton bags, twine

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Next, I designed an anniversary card. Something sweet, yet simple.

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I used a Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches die as the focal point for the sentiment. It’s just a a stitched heart-shaped outline, which is perfect for allowing the sentiment steal the show. From With All My Heart, I stamped the sentiment and embellished the card with flowers. On the backside of the card front, I added a piece of rustic white cardstock, so the dotted hearts would appear white!

I just love this color combination! It’s so unique to pair of the dark green hue with the soft peach shade. I think some gold would pair up with this palette fabulously too!

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Supplies
Stamps: With All My Heart
Ink: Melon Berry, Pinefeather
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Rustic White
Dies: Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches

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For my last project, I created a card and coordinating kraft bag envelope for a newly married couple. Inspired by a wedding invitation I recently received, I chose the color palette of navy, “gold,” and white. I added the pop of pink even though it was not on the invitation because I just had to!

To make the shaped card, I used Notched Hearts Banner die and cut it three times. I adhered it to a 5.5″ x 5.5″ card front. Next, I hand trimmed the pennant edges on the bottom and any excess from the edge(s). Voila, a shaped notched heart banner card!

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Although not photographed with the card inserted, the card certainly fits in the kraft bag. I used the same color palette on the custom envelope to coordinate together.

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As a second focal point on the card, I used the Framed Love die. Instead of keeping the die cut in the frame, I hand trimmed the word from the frame (twice – once from fine linen and again from white cardstock). I layered the words together for a shadow effect.  Next, I added the sentiment from Lock & Key and a couple of heart die cuts (from Cover Plate: Hearts).

I wanted the card to focus on love, one of the most important things in a marriage (I think).

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On the bag, I stamped the stripes on the diagonal.  I love all those bags out there on the market, but honestly you can stamp your own pattern and customize it to your liking. On the back of the bag, I stamped the hearts using Background Basics: Hearts.

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After inserting your finished card, fold the top of the bag over and secure with some twine. I used Stitched Pinked Edges die to create the tag. I stamped the sentiment using Love & Marriage.

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I just love the way the hearts and the stripes coordinate so well.

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Next, I added some pink pine, a button, and heart die cuts.

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Supplies
Stamps: Love & Marriage, Background Basics: Hearts, Super Stripes
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: Rustic White, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Stitched Pinked Edges, Cover Plate: Hearts, Pine Boughs, Notched Hearts Banner, Framed Love
Other: kraft bag, twine, fine linen button

I hope I’ve left with you some ideas you can use this Valentine’s Day and beyond. There’s so much more to see from the team. Here are a few quick links! Have a great Saturday and take care.

Nichole Heady
Cristina Kowalczyk
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Joan BDecember 14, 2013 - 7:22 am

absolutely love those dip dyed bags! everything you made rocks!

Kathy HDecember 14, 2013 - 8:05 am

Love those sweet dyed bags, Ashley! And your color combo for the love you with all my heart card is awesome. I do love that color combo and can very well see it with some gold details!

Connie MacFarlaneDecember 14, 2013 - 9:19 am

Absolutely beautiful projects today Ashley! Love the dip dyed bags and the pretty envelope you created for your third card. I think my favourite is the Melon Berry card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvia/LittleTreasuresDecember 14, 2013 - 9:43 am

Lovely variety used for the fun new products.

jan mDecember 14, 2013 - 10:01 am

Great variety of looks!! Love it all!

Cindy ODecember 14, 2013 - 10:39 am

Love your card with the 3 heart banners – fun edge effect! and the feathery pink pine boughs on your package! Thanks for all the creativity in your beautiful projects.

Sharon MattinglyDecember 14, 2013 - 11:03 am

Great projects! Love the little bags!

Lindsey L.December 14, 2013 - 11:10 am

These are all amazing! Definitely a post full of “wow!”

ParkerDecember 14, 2013 - 11:38 am

The anniversary card has so much sweetness to it with being punched and the white showing through. Great looking and a technique I will use.

Janet WilsonDecember 14, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Fantastic, Ashley :)

StephHDecember 14, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Everything you create has such great detail! I absolutely love your little ombré dyed gift bags! And your beautiful heart card. But your wedding card is over-the-tip perfect! Presentation is everything and your “envelope” is so perfect!

KristyDecember 14, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Love your projects Ashley!!

BirgitDecember 14, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Beautiful projects!!! Love the colors and creations!

BevDecember 14, 2013 - 3:22 pm

I think your projects are lovely, Ashley.

Becky GreenDecember 14, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Ashley! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your little Treat Bags!!! :) AND they’re decorated PERFECTLY!!! :)What a SWEET TREAT for someone SPECIAL!!! Your second card is FABULOUS TOO!!! TOOO SWEET!!! AND you last project is a STUNNER!!! LOVE EVERYTHING you’ve done!!!!!! GORGEOUS CARD & ENVELOPE!!! WHAT A TREAT FOR SOMEONE/S SPECIAL!!!!!!!:) SUCH INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!:)

Susan GosmanDecember 14, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Spectacular – just spectacular!

AileenDecember 14, 2013 - 7:31 pm

So many beautiful projects. I want them all

Introducing Happy Hearts

Hey there! It’s Friday and today I have a special Papertrey Ink post to share with you today that features a new stamp set and die. Happy Hearts is a great way to add lots of heart designs to your collection. Not only are there great heart images, but also sentiments. And just to put the cherry on top, there’s a Cover Plate die that coordinates with the heart images. Use the Cover Plate die with the stamp set or alone and you can drum up so many paper crafting projects. Both new products will be available on December 15th at 10 PM EST. Here’s what I’ve created…

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For my first card, I used the Cover Plate:Heart die as the focal point. I stamped the polka dotted heart image in different ink shades. To align them, I dry embossed the cover plate hearts pattern on the cardstock, then stamped the hearts over the embossed hearts, and added the adhesive cork die cut over top. Last, I stamped the sentiment and added the twine. Since the sentiment was about note taking, I added the pencil from Teach & Inspire. Definitely a way to pull together a bulletin board and note taking…but this time about the heart! aaaaaaw!

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Supplies
Stamps: Happy Hearts, Teach & Inspire
Ink: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Fine Linen, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, True Black, Winter Wisteria
Cardstock: Rustic White
Die: Cover Plate:Hearts
Other: Adhesive Cork, True Black Twine

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On this design, I used the heart die cuts you get from the Cover Plate:Hearts die. I stamped the images in different inks and strung them on some twine. I added the heart garland to cardstock with a decorative Edgers #2 border. After adding the sentiment, I adhered it to an A2 card base.

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Supplies
Stamps: Happy Hearts
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, True Black, Snow White, Winter Wisteria, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst
Cardstock: Rustic White, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Cover Plate:Heart, Edgers #2
Other: True Black Twine, Tiny Attacher, Adhesive Cork

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I’ve left you with some inspiration on how you can use Happy Hearts and the new Cover Plate: Heart die. There’s more to see on my fellow design team members’ blogs too. Here’s some helpful links.

Nichole Heady
Cristina Kowalczyk
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips

Jennifer KDecember 13, 2013 - 7:35 am

I love all those patterned hearts hanging on the string just like a clothesline. So pretty!

Connie MacFarlaneDecember 13, 2013 - 9:11 am

Beautiful cards Ashley! Love what you did with the cork on the first card and love all of those pretty and colourful strings of hearts on the second.

Dana JoyDecember 13, 2013 - 9:24 am

Oh I love your cards Ashley especially that cork one. Fabulous!!

kellyDecember 13, 2013 - 11:22 am

I love this! I want the pencil too!!

SueDecember 13, 2013 - 11:28 am

Your cards absolutely rock! I love the colors and designs you have created.

Susan GosmanDecember 13, 2013 - 1:04 pm

I Heart your cards!!

Susan BeauchaineDecember 13, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Your cork board is SO CUTE!!! Oh boy, Ashley you have a LOT of those types of things in your future!!!;)
Thanks for sharing
Susan

BeverlyBLDecember 13, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Both cards are so cool. Love’m.

Sylvia/LittleTreasuresDecember 14, 2013 - 9:45 am

I think this Happy Hearts set will make my Heart Happy…

ParkerDecember 14, 2013 - 11:41 am

I like how that cover plate card is corky and pencil. Looks fantastic. I never realized just how much I like cover plate until this set.