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June Papertrey Ink Release in Review

Today is the day! Papertrey Ink’s June products will be released at 10 pm EST. I have a few more projects to share with you today.


My first card uses Friendly Flowers. This stamp set is a great floral set to add to your collection. I used it to create a wallpaper for my card design. I paired it with a Framed Friends die cut. I offset the hawaiian shores die cut with a true black die cut for a shadow effect.



Stamps: Friendly Flowers
Ink: Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores
Cardstock: White, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Dies: Framed Friends



I used Topiary Trio on this card. The coordinating dies are simply genius! I love the texture added to the trees.



Stamps: Topiary Trio
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, White, Pinefeather
Dies: Topiary Trio, Giga Guidelines 1 Impression Plate


This card uses No Strings Attached and Keep It Simple: Wedding. I can’t believe how the simple lines and bows in this set really make it look like twine is tied around the card. It allows you to make one-layer card with absolutely no bulk.



Stamps: No Strings Attached, Keep it Simple: Wedding
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Cardstock: Rustic Cream


On this card, I used The Cat’s Meow. I paired it with Super Stripes. This card screams 1980s to me. I love the stripes and the pink cat.



Stamps: Cat’s Meow, Super Stripes
Ink: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist
Cardstock: White
Dies: Cat’s Meow, Tipped Tops

Thanks for visiting today! For more creative ideas on ways to use Papertrey Ink’s stamps, visit the following blogs:

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Pat WhitleyJune 15, 2014 - 7:42 am

Ashley, your Friends card is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous! Wow!

Diana KJune 15, 2014 - 8:58 am

I love your pink cat card, and I’m not even a big cat person. It is just so kitschy!

GraceJune 15, 2014 - 9:13 am

Wonderful cards. I love the wedding card

CindyJune 15, 2014 - 9:28 am

I love the friends card! Beautiful!

maryJune 15, 2014 - 9:29 am

My fav. Meal for summer events is baked beans with lots of bacon on top.
I love your style. So simple and elegant.

Holly SaveurJune 15, 2014 - 9:31 am

great cards..and loved the photo’s from your sweet girl during the release…

Stephanie HiltJune 15, 2014 - 9:55 am

Beautiful projects Ashley! Your Friends card is especially striking!

Kathy AJune 15, 2014 - 10:58 am

I had to make some wedding cards this week and oh how I wish I would have had some of these sets

janetJune 15, 2014 - 11:55 am

Fabulous, Ashley – love the colour combination on the marvelous friends design. The subtle texture on the topiary card base is really pretty too! Gorgeous post – Thank you :)

Susan BeauchaineJune 15, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Ashley, stunning cards! I adore the Friends card!!!
Thanks for sharing

Tammy WJune 15, 2014 - 11:12 pm

Ashley, I really thought I did NOT need another flower stamp set, BUT your Friendly Flowers card totally pushed me over the edge! Love it!! Great color combo and I love the shadow effect with the Friends die (luckily I already have that so I “saved” some money tonight! lol)

Introducing Bowl of Sunshine

Today, Papertrey Ink is showcasing Bowl of Sunshine. It’s a new stamp and die set that will will be released June 15 at 10 pm EST. Perfect for summer, the stamp images allow you to create perfect cards (and more) that bring a little sunshine into others’ lives. Check out what I’ve created.


I made a gift ensemble using Bowl of Sunshine stamps and dies and paired it up with the new Berry Basket II. It’s the perfect gift to let a friend know you’ve been thinking about them during a difficult time. And who doesn’t love lemonade? Bring over this gift, make them some lemonade and offer a listening ear, advice, support, or whatever they need.


I used Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal on the A2 card front. I also used Polka Dot Basics stamp set.


I really love the color combination: hawaiian shores, pure poppy, and lemon tart.


In the basket, I tucked in a tag that included a sentiment and images from Bowl of Sunshine. To coordinate with the card, I stamped the polka dots.


The new Berry Basket II is too cute! I tied a bit of pure poppy saddle stitch ribbon around it for a pop of color.


I didn’t forget the sweetener! I added a few packs of organic stevia for a healthy lemonade!


The basket has great scalloped edge and faux stitching. It’s super easy to assemble. Simply die cut it four times and adhere, fold at the scored lines, and adhere them together.

Don’t forget to see what the rest of team created. There are so many more ways to use this set!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
GraceJune 14, 2014 - 10:29 am

Love the gift idea. Wonderful.

Janet WilsonJune 14, 2014 - 11:03 am

Wonderful :)

Renee VanEppsJune 14, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful, love the red stitched ribbon with the beautiful teal basket!

ParkerJune 14, 2014 - 1:05 pm

I like how your Bowl of Sunshine lemon card matches the contents of the Berry Basket. I like both of these sets, and you’ve done a lovely job on both projects.

Kathy KrugJune 14, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Love the basket full of lemons and how you coordinated it with your card.

NoraJune 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm

This is so sweet!! I love the colors you used and the layering on the card. Such an adorable project!!

Cheryl StaufferJune 14, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Terrific – love the set and your project.

Kathy McJune 14, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Gorgeous, Ashley ~ love your color choices. I always forget to use my Polka Dot stamps. Thanks for the reminder and the cool gift idea!

Kathie BJune 14, 2014 - 10:13 pm

What a wonderful collection! I so enjoy seeing how you’ve created all these wonderful matching elements…

JudyJune 15, 2014 - 10:14 am

Love the clean look of all your creations!

Introducing Ombre Builder

Ombre Builder is being featured today by the Papertrey Ink design team. It’s a very unique stamp set with lots of different designs that allow you to create ombre designs and much more. It will be available for purchase on June 15 at 10 PM EST.

For my first card, I used one of the designs in Ombre Builder. I chose a purple gradient for my card and love how it turned out.

This stamp set is super easy to use, simply ink and stamp. For the sentiment, I used Thank You Kindly.

For my next card, I used Ombre Builder to create a Fourth of July birthday card. I love how you can use some of the images, like this one to make a flag. This would be a great idea for graduation cards. You could use the school’s colors.

To stamp the lines, I used ink for red and blue and heat embossed the white. For the stars, I masked the the stamped stripes and stamped the star pattern. I used Red, White & Blue stamp set for the stars. For the sentiment, I used the new Birthday Classics: July. I hand cut the sentiment.

To see more ideas for Ombre Builder, visit the design team’s sites.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Sherrie M.June 13, 2014 - 7:18 am

WOW Ashley! Love today’s creations. Your 4th of July card is gorgeous. Great idea to add stars to the bottom.

Cindy H.June 13, 2014 - 7:30 am

Beautiful cards! Love them both.

TracyJune 13, 2014 - 8:00 am

that 4th of July card is just such a beautifully designed card – its a little bit of wonderful

SharonJune 13, 2014 - 8:42 am

Love the thank you card!

Jane C.June 13, 2014 - 8:59 am

Two really great cards today. Love them both. Thanks for sharing your creativity especially when I’m sure your busy with your little cutie patootie!

Nita K.June 13, 2014 - 9:00 am


janetJune 13, 2014 - 9:06 am

Fabulous cards, Ashley :)

Kari V.June 13, 2014 - 9:23 am

Wow! These cards are stunning. LOVE them!

GraceJune 13, 2014 - 10:16 am

Love the cards. What beautiful effects you can get with the stamps

Susan BeauchaineJune 13, 2014 - 10:35 am

FABULOUS!!!! That is enough said!!!
Thanks for sharing

karen hJune 13, 2014 - 10:47 am

Love the 4th of July card!

Shari T.June 13, 2014 - 10:57 am

Fabulous cards, Ashely!! LOVE your Red, White & Blue Patriotic July B-Day card!! FUN FUN FUN!! XOXO-Shari

Ann wJune 13, 2014 - 11:07 am

Love the purple card.

Kathie BJune 13, 2014 - 11:13 am

Both cards are really wonderful. I love the deep purple ribbon finishing off the ombre effect and the birthday card is perfect for anyone celebrating a July b-day.

Kathy KrugJune 13, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Both cards are fabulous. I love that they have the look of many layers but not the bulk.

ParkerJune 13, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Gorgeous Purple card is striking, and the birthday card is so….. Independent. :) Good work.

Pat WhitleyJune 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm

I am a goner for all things purple, so that top card sings to me. And, how can you NOT love the patriotic card. Beautiful, Ashley!

jan metcalfJune 14, 2014 - 7:28 am

Adore your 4th of July card!