Monday, February 8, 2016

Introducing What the Doodle, Keep It Simple, and Frames



Welome to Day Four of Papertrey's Ninth Anniversary celebration! 

Today, we are featuring several new products, including a new series by Betsy Veldman called What the Doodle. Think adult coloring pages for cards! The popular Keep It Simple line continues into this year, with two new sentiments being released this month: Easter and St. Patrick's Day. Along with those products are two beautiful new frame dies, Pretty Frame and Scroll Frame, by Erin Lincoln.

[Updated to add: I forgot to include Be by Heather Nichols, which is surprising because I used it to decorate my Bible verse in my planner last week, and have been anxiously waiting to share! Look for that and some other planner goodies later in the week!]

These, and all of the February release products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store at 10 pm EST on February 15.




I didn't set out to specifically use something from each of those product groups on today's card, but it worked out that, so yay, I get to show you all three! 

What I did set out to create was a birthday card for a friend whose birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day. She loves everything about sharing her birthday with the holiday, so I went all-out with the green. I used only a handful of green Copic markers to color one of the What the Doodle: Butterfly papers, then used Maile's Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical dies to cut the diagonal panels. Both top and bottom panels are mounted on foam tape for dimension, and the sentiment is stamped, two-toned, in the space between. I accented with a few gold sequins and some True Black baker's twine. The colored panel is the star here!



On the inside, I custom-stamped a St. Patrick's Day birthday sentiment by combining some different Keep It Simple sets (Birthday II, St. Patrick's Day, and Baby), along with the Birthday Cheer set. The "and" image is from Phrases & Praises. Around the sentiment is Erin's Pretty Frame Cover Plate. I cut three of them, white, Pinefeather, and Mint Julep, then inlaid them back together on the Pinefeather card base.

I think the recipient is going to love this, and I can't wait until it's time to mail it!



   
Stamps: What the Doodle: Butterfly, Keep It Simple: Birthday II, Keep It Simple: St. Patrick's Day, Keep It Simple: Baby, Birthday Cheer, Phrases & Praises

Dies: Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical, Cover Plate: Pretty Frame

Ink: Pinefeather, Mint Julep, Soft Stone, True Black

Paper: What the Doodle: Butterfly patterned paper; Pinefeather, Mint Julep, and Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: True Black baker's twine, gold sequins, Copic markers


   
For a list of designers showing projects today, visit Nichole's blog. That's where you'll find the daily announcements and giveaways, too. Thanks so much for visiting!


20 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

the second card looks elegant enough to be a wedding invitation!

jan metcalf said...

Sweet to make a special card for someone special! Love the Pretty Frame Cover Plate!

Birgit said...

So pretty!! I love that elegant frame die and your creative sentiment is awesome! Your friend is sure to be thrilled!!

Linda said...

Like how you did the inside of this card-inside should be as cute as outside

Gina said...

Fabulous! I love how you used the coverplate on the inside of the card! Such a great idea. And I am super impressed with your mixing and matching sets to create such a fun greeting for the interior as well.

artful-notions said...

I, too, love making and sending out St. Pat's cards, and love your super idea! the inside as special as the out makes it doubly delicious! Love that frame!

Cindy O said...

This is gorgeous - inside and outside - and your friend will love it!

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! This is stunning!! I LOVE that pattern and the frames are just breathtaking. You rocked these products!!

Diana K said...

Very pretty! I also love how your inside is as special as the outside.

Kris said...

Love the sentiment combination on the inside...classy!

Maureen said...

oh, Amy, this is fantastic! Being a St. Patrick's Day baby myself, I know for sure she will love it! ox

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

How lucky is your friend to receive such a GORGEOUS card like this for her birthday!
Keep inspiring us with your AWESOME talent!

Cariños,
María Alba

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Amy, I think your friend is going to love her birthday cad! I do!!!

Evelyn vasquez said...

I love that the inside is just as pretty as the outside.

Betty Wright said...

This is so perfect I thought it was designer paper! I went back to the blog to see what I missed. I realized you colored it! WOW! Stunning as always, Amy!

Linda Droege said...

Inspirational, as always, Amy. I thought the same thing as Betty, that the St. Pats' card was made with DSP. Such perfection!

MTPatB said...

Your friend will love that card. The frame die is fabulous!

Oliwiaen said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the frame die!

Jenny said...

Greetings from Ireland Amy....I'm GREEN with envy at your talent!