Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summertime Inspiration

Welcome to the first group post for Papertrey's May release. Today is all about summer! We're featuring three new stamp sets -- Second Helping of Sunshine, sequel to Bowl of Sunshine; Quilted: Summer, the newest in Betsy's seasonal quilt stamp line; and Plaid Builder.

All of the new products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on May 15 at 10 pm. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog today for product details, giveaway info, and inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, this pitcher of white sangria was the inspiration for my first card. The perfect summertime beverage!

I used Plaid Builder to make a warm, summery plaid pattern using colors from the photo: Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, and Limeade Ice. I added some Berry Sorbet for good measure. 

The individual stripes in the Plaid Builder set were surprisingly easy to line up. Think of all the fun you can have playing with the colors and arranging the lines to make your own custom plaids!

For the focal image, I stamped a yellow Pyrex bowl from Second Helping of Sunshine and filled it with some yummy pears. I think my mom has a bowl just like this! Behind the bowl and sentiment is a frame done with Tag Sale #10, and along the bottom is a scalloped edge done with Edgers #3.

Next up is a card made with Quilted: Summer. And here is my inspiration:

Does that look delicious or what?! Here's what I came up with:

I love the pinwheel configuration of this summer quilt! Both the large and small triangles in the quilt stamp set have four different patterns to choose from. 

I assembled my quilt using pieces stamped in Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice and True black. Behind the quilt is a piece of Black and White all Over paper.

I added a sentiment and flower to the center and that was that!

For more summer inspiration, please visit the design team:

Thanks for visiting today!


Second Helping of Sunshine Card
STAMPS: Second Helping of Sunshine, Plaid Builder
DIES: Second Helping of SunshineTag Sale #10, Edgers #3
INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, True Black
PAPER: Berry Sorbet, White, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy, and Limeade Ice card stock
OTHER: vellum, linen thread, button, foam tape

Quilted: Summer Card:
STAMPSQuilted: Summer
DIES: Quilted: Summer
INK: Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold, True Black
PAPER: Limeade Ice and white card stock; Black and White All Over patterned paper
OTHER: button, black and white twine, foam tape


jan metcalf said...

Your quilt card is so sweet!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

the quilt die is def my favourite, but i've enjoyed this blog hop very much, my brain is buzzing now with ideas, so thank you for your fab creations! i would prob never have put all these colours together if it weren;t for that jug of lemonade

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous, Amy!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy your. Odours and design are perfect for summertime!

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty love your color combos!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous cards Amy! Love the colors and inspiration photos that inspired you!

Tracy said...

just so pretty - both of em!

Tammy J said...

O these two sets are magnificent. I can't wait until they release. Gorgeous cards.

Grace said...

Love the cards

Grace said...

Love the cards

June Houck said...

Oh my goodness, these are both super sweet in design and color. Fabulous, Amy!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous cards.Love the bowl of pears with the sentiment and your pretty quilt square.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love both of these - the color combinations are really yummy! Thanks so much.

Diana K said...

Just beautiful. Your details are just so gorgeous.

Nora N. said...

Wow!! Both these cards are stunning!!! LOVE the colors you used.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Simply SPECTACULAR cards, AWESOME color combos and details!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

María Alba

Pet73 said...

These are fabulous!!!