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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!

Monthly Moments: June

It’s Papertrey Ink release time! Today, I have a couple of spreads showcasing the new Monthly Moments collection. The new items will be released June 15 at 10 pm EST. The new collection highlights summer. On my pages, I journal about what I am looking forward to this summer and documented the little adventures we have experienced so far.


The full layout of the Simple Stories SN@P 6×8 pages. I embraced the warmth of the color combination in the Monthly Moments: June journal card collection. Can’t you just feel the heat?!


I used the new Phrase Play #5 stamps/die on the lower pocket. I added some floral die cuts from the new Friendly Flowers Extras set. A Journal Card Border die cut is peeking from the side too in Pure Poppy.

For the journaling, I used my typewriter. I stamped some images from Monthly Moments: June as a watermark pattern in the background.


I used the slide frame die cut to showcase the photo of Lauren in some noise canceling headphones. Her facial expressions crack me up! You would think she was listening to music…or something!


Here, I used Back Pocket Basics die to feature the new Monthly Moments: June stamp images. I layered it on Limitless Layers: Circles die cut.


In this pocket, I used the new Monthly Moments: Right File Card die. On the tab, is a stamp image from Monthly Moments: June. I added the enjoy Wet Paint Cuts.


To add more journaling, I printed text onto a vellum strip. I really like how you can still see the image and the journaling on this page. At the top, I trimmed a portion of a journal card and adhered it to the top layer of the pocket pages.


Here is a photo of my next 6 x 8 spread. I’m loving all the orange.


The coolest thing I learned about the file card die cuts is that you can use them front/back! I simply added a photo to the backside of the die cut from the above spread and embellished. The tab is a stamp image from Monthly Moments: Tabbed. I used a polka dot arrow image from Monthly Moments: June and paired it with the March die and Just Smile stamp set. I also used Just Smile on the the other pocket page.


This bold journal card was perfect for this spread!


On this pocket, I layered the photo on a journal card and used a new Journal Card Border die to embellish the top. I added some stitching and a sentiment from Monthly Moments: June.


Using my computer and printer, I added text to the journal card. I also added the June die cut on the border.


On this pocket, I used the Monthly Moments: Tabbed die cut/stamps to indicate the day of the week this photo was taken. I find that the quicker you document the photos and adventures, the more details you can add to your pages – making them much more memorable.

Check out what the rest of the team designed today too!

Nichole Heady, Heather Nichols, Danielle Flanders, and Melissa Phillips

Suzanne RussellJune 12, 2014 - 7:22 am

I love your monthly moments posts. The projects are great, but I love watching this sweet baby grow! She is clearly the most loved little girl ever!

Karen WalkerJune 12, 2014 - 8:31 am

Love what you’ve done with June’s Monthly Moments. I think this month is my favorite so far!

DebsJune 12, 2014 - 9:43 am

Such a sweet little one. Love your color combinations!

Tracey McNeelyJune 12, 2014 - 9:52 am

Ashley what a sweetie, I bet you are just so darn happy! Beautiful pages!

MarybethJune 12, 2014 - 9:56 am

All I see is your adorable baby girl!

GraceJune 12, 2014 - 10:12 am

Love your layout. What a beautiful daughter

Pat WhitleyJune 12, 2014 - 11:22 am

Ashley, I so look forward to these posts featuring your little model, Lauren! She is so cute.

Oh, I love your layouts, too. ;)

Kathy KrugJune 12, 2014 - 11:45 am

I never took up scrap booking,but the pages in your book make me wish I had. What wonderful memories you are creating. Love the sunshine orange.

Diana KJune 12, 2014 - 12:55 pm

The pink preppy dress! The grey chevron chair! Plus the sweetest layouts! Love all the gorgeous details you’ve added to your pages.

DianeJune 12, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Your baby is so adorable, love these beautiful pages!!

Ellie AugustinJune 12, 2014 - 1:35 pm

WHAT is not to love about this! So sweet!

teriJune 12, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Your pocket pages are so fun! And she is just precious!

Kathie BJune 12, 2014 - 2:41 pm

What happy pages in your journal! So many lovely details as one looks from page to page.

PS. Your Lauren is a real sweetheart and joy…Congratulations!

NoraJune 12, 2014 - 6:38 pm

What fun pages. I love to see your little sweetie-Lauren is absolutely beautiful! I love the journaling too!

BevJune 12, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Your pages are so sweet. Baby Lauren is so photogenic and a beautiful subject for your pages. Motherhood suits you well. You are blessed.

Kelli B.June 12, 2014 - 10:59 pm

What a sweet album! I love the colors you picked! Very happy!

Make It Monday: Baby Wipe Stamping Video Tutorial

Hey everyone! Although it’s not Monday, there’s still time to check out the video tutorial that is posted on Nichole’s blog. I share how you can use baby wipes to create your own custom ink pad and stamp to your heart’s desire. If you are like me, you have plenty of baby wipes on hand. Not because I just had a baby, but because I use them to clean my stamps! So, get out those baby wipes and use them for a new purpose in your craft room today. Here are a few stills of my project and a link to the video.


The result of this technique creates a multi-colored inked display, similar to tie-dye.


Check out the video for all information and a list of supplies!

I’ll be back with posts for the remainder of the week for Papertrey Ink’s June release!

Pat WhitleyJune 11, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Love the look of this technique. I have a question. Can you get more than one generation out of your wipe?