Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - With All My Heart + Love

Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's June Release countdown. Today's featured products are Kimberly Crawford's WITH ALL MY HEART stamp set and companion LOVE die; and Jennifer Campbell's BOTANICAL BOUNTY II stamps and dies.

These new products will be available at 10 pm June 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


I've combined all of these featured products for today's card project:


Giant word die-cut + stamped and die-cut flowers -- you could toss these elements up in the air and they'd land into something beautiful! 




The LOVE die is beautifully lettered and generously sized for maximum impact. And I love the font of the WITH ALL MY HEART sentiments -- perfect for stamping onto a narrow banner or for tucking above or below the die-cut.



I picked out one of the sentiments from WITH ALL MY HEART and heat embossed onto vellum so that I could place it right over the die-cut and still have everything visible.



The wide variety of blooms and leaves in BOTANICAL BOUNTY II are also perfect for embellishing this beautiful die-cut. I stamped and arranged three clusters, placing some of the elements behind the die-cut and some in front for a mingled effect.



My final touches were to add some texture to the Classic Kraft card base, both with a stitched perimeter (done with the NOTED: SIMPLY STITCHED A2 VERTICAL die set) and a textured circle detail (done with one of the SHAPE SHIFTERS: CIRCLE 2 dies). I also added some white splatter to help bring out the brightness of the word die-cut.



For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!






Sunday, June 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink Day 1 -- Salt Air: Flora, Fauna, and Sentiments

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's June Release countdown! Today, I'm excited to help introduce Betsy Veldman's Salt Air product collection: Salt Air: Flora; Salt Air: Fauna, and Salt Air: Sentiments.

These new products will be available at 10 pm June 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

My mind has been spinning with all sorts of fun ways to use these sets! For today, I couldn't resist creating a little tide pool to go with the sentiment "High tide or low tide, I'll be by your side." 


I started by ink blending a background using Distress Inks and heat embossing the sentiment in white, then I built my shaker window using the Geode Layers die set.


Then came the real fun -- stamping all the colorful Salt Air: Flora and Salt Air: Fauna images. I think I used half of Papertrey's ink colors on just this one card!



More of those colorful die-cuts.



Here's a closer look at the sentiment from Salt Air: Sentiments. To go with it, I added a pair of fish swimming side by side.



Before I closed up the shaker I, added some Fine Linen ink blending to the outer perimeter of the shaker window and also tossed in a bunch of white, clear and aqua sequins.



I can't wait to play around more with this collection. Both Salt Air: Flora and Salt Air: Fauna are huge sets, too -- lots and lots of variety in for creating just that perfect underwater scene.

Supplies:

Stamps: Salt Air: Flora, Salt Air: Fauna, Salt Air: Sentiments

Dies: Geode Layers, Salt Air: Flora, Salt Air: Fauna

Papertrey Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Americana, Raspberry Fizz, Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet

Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: sequins, foam adhesive, acetate, liquid glue




Check out the Papertrey Ink blog for more details and more project samples. The projects are amazing!

Thanks for stopping in!







Friday, June 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop - Summer Fun

It's blog hop day at Reverse Confetti (always on the 8th). This month, our theme is SUMMER FUN.

I am guest posting on the Reverse Confetti blog for this hop, so please join me over there!


Stamps: Sealiously, Bearing Gifts
Confetti Cuts: Sealiously, Bearing Gifts, Stitched Rays Cover Panel
Ink: Reverse Confetti Buttercup, Sunshine, and Iced Aqua; Versamark
Paper: Cloud White


SaveSave Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Confetti Camera - 3-2-1-Stamp a Royal!


I'm over on the Reverse Confetti blog today to kick off a brand-new Confetti Camera series. What is Confetti Camera? It's a weekly feature, where a Confetti Crew member creates an exclusive project based on a give theme. Our theme this round, called "3-2-1-Stamp," is to use 3 stamp sets, 2 stand-alone dies, and 1 pattern paper pad.

I hope you'll join me on the Reverse Confetti blog for my royal wedding-inspired take on this theme! 

And PS, I think I say this every time I see a close-up of my coloring -- it's time for glasses! I can't stay in the lines because I can't see them! 😆


3 Stamp Sets: Magical Day, Hanging Blooms, Bitty Banners
2 Confetti Cuts dies: Stitched Rays Cover Panel, Pierced Round Top Layers
1 Paper Pad: Fun Times


Monday, May 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Corner Adorner + Glorious Globes

Welcome to Day 5 of Papertrey Ink's May Release countdown! Today's featured products are Betsy Veldman's Corner Adorner: May and Lizzie Jones's Glorious Globes: May

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm tomorrow, May 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


I've been inspired by all the baby-themed products from this release, so I've combined the Corner Adorner: May bouquet and Glorious Globes: May with some of the sweet Pitter Patterns sentiments and tag diecuts shown earlier in the countdown.



I started with a pair of tags that I diecut with one of the Pitter Patterns tags, one in white card stock and the other from one of the Bitty Big: Limeade Ice patterned papers (also releasing this month). 


I did some ink blending in Harvest Gold and Melon Berry along the bottom of the white tag, then added a stamped and die-cut Corner Adorner: May image to the bottom. The flowers are inked in Harvest Gold, then sponged with Melon Berry ink. I used orange and white colored pencils to add some petal detail, then stamped the centers with Stormy Sea ink.



Next I added a stamped and die-cut Glorious Globes: May image and sentiment to the top right of the tag. The "welcome to the world" sentiment is part of the Glorious Globes: May set, and the "sweet baby" that I stamped onto the globe is from Pitter Patterns.


For some fun little details, I also stamped the darling "xoxo" and a scattering of little heart images from Pitter Patterns to the card base.

That pinked and stitched border around the card base was done with the new Noted: Pinked A2 Vertical die set, which is part of this May release. I kept the die in place while I did the ink blending, which allowed me to add some color without adding a layer.



Supplies:

Stamps: Corner Adorner: May, Glorious Globes: May, Pitter Patterns

Dies: Corner Adorner: May, Glorious Globes: Basics, Pitter Patterns

Ink: Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Stormy Sea, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Smokey Shadow

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock, Bitty Big: Limeade Ice collection

Other: Havest Gold button, white linen thread, colored pencils, sponge daubers, ink blending tool/foam, foam adhesive



For more Corner Adorner: May and Glorious Globes: May inspiration, as well as a look at some other products being introduced today, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for stopping by!






Friday, May 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Hashtag Everything + Shape Shifters

Hello, and welcome to Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's May Release countdown! Today I am helping to introduce several new products. First is Lexi Daly's Hashtag Everything collection, which includes the Hashtag Everything stamp set, as well as two companion die sets: Hashtag Everything: Icons and Hashtag Everything: Text Bubbles (all sold separately). Second is the latest in Betsy Veldman's Shape Shifters die series: Shape Shifters: Circle 2

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm May 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


Hashtag Everything is so fun! The set includes oodles and oodles of hashtag sentiments, as well as different eye, mouth, and face options that you can mix and match to make all sorts of emojis.



I thought it would be fun to make emoji balloons, so I gathered up three of them and placed them onto a Balloon Strings die-cut. In the background, I added some festive "confetti" texture with the Shape Shifters: Circle 2 dies. 



I stamped one of the many, many Hashtag Everything sentiments onto a Hashtag Everything: Text Bubbles die-cut and then "liked" the hashtag with a die-cut heart.




Supplies:

Stamps: Hashtag Everything

Dies: Hashtag Everything: Icons, Hashtag Everything: Text Bubbles, Shape Shifters: Circles 2, Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical

Ink: Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, True Black

Paper: Fresh Snow Linen, Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, and Aqua Mist card stock



For more Hashtag Everything and Shape Shifters: Circles 2 inspiration, as well as a look at some other products being introduced today, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti May Release Hop


Hi all! I'm so excited to see Reverse Confetti turn FIVE this month! What a milestone, and a huge congrats to my friend and RC owner Jen del Muro!

The fabulous 5th birthday release is now available in the Reverse Confetti store.

Join the Confetti Crew today for a blog hop to celebrate. The hop begins on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have arrived here from Melissa Phillips's blog.  and you'll head to Tricia Barber's blog next. (The full hop order is down below, too.)


My project today combines the MY TRIBE sentiment set and a tiny peek of PATTERN BLOCKS.
I started by watercoloring a background, then heat embossed a MY TRIBE sentiment in white.



I built a shaker over top the sentiment by stacking a bunch of frame diecuts from the SCALLOPED SQUARES Confetti Cuts set. I used one of the PATTERN BLOCKS images to stamp a pattern onto the top layer of the frame using SUNSHINE, FLAMINGO, and WINE inks.




MY TRIBE has the most amazing sentiments. I'm in LOVE!




That's it for me. Here's the full hop order -- enjoy!

Amy Sheffer <--- you're here
Carly Tee Minner - 'Fetti Friend
Tatiana Trafimovich - 'Fetti Friend


Thanks so much for visiting!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink April Release - Text & Texture: Agate and Geode Layers

Today is Day One of Papertrey Ink's April release countdown, and I am thrilled to help introduce two new, super cool agate and geode products. The first is the Text & Texture: Agate stamp set, and the second is the Geode Layers die set.


All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET April 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.



My first project features the Text & Texture: Agate stamp set and some ink blending in shades of blue and green. The background stamp is a generous 5 3/4 square, so not only does it cover the full background, but you also have some choice about which parts to show. Also included are a handful of sentiments, the one shown here plus several phrases built around the word "rock." 


This background was super fun to play with! I decided to ink blend the concentric circles in different shades of blues and greens, starting with a light Aqua Mist and finishing with Dark Indigo. I added some water splatters and ink splatters for texture. Next, I used some metallic watercolor to paint one of the rings a shimmery gold. The effect in real life is so pretty! I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink, heat embossed in gold, and stitched it onto the background with gold thread. 



I wanted a little more gold, so I added some gold glass glitter around the gold painted ring.


Supplies

Stamps: Text & Texture: Agate

Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Versamark

Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone, and vellum card stock

Other: gold and white embossing powder, gold glass glitter, metallic gold watercolor


  

Next is a look at the Geode Layers die set. For this card, I die-cut the layers from different shades of blue card stock, as well as white and the new gray. I kept my die set together as opposed to snipping the individual rings apart. This allowed me to easily inlay all the rings back into a one-layer geode.



I added a coating of clear glass glitter to mimic the crystal interior of a geode. 



And last is a two-toned sentiment from Text & Texture: Agate that I stamped onto a Tremendous Tags die-cut.


Supplies

Stamps: Text & Texture: Agate

Ink: Aqua Mist, Dark Indigo

Paper: Stamper’s Select White, Fresh Snow Linen, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, New Medium Gray, and Soft Stone card stock

Dies: Geode Layers, Tremendous Tags

Other: clear glass glitter, silver embroidery floss




For my last card, I die-cut a full geode (dies still attached, not cut apart), then watercolored the different Geode Layers rings using reindeers in different shades of purple, along with a hint of metallic gold. I also die-cut a whole bunch of extra geodes from white card stock, then proceeded to "reverse layer" the geode so that the outer rings are raised and the center is recessed. This created a cavity of sorts, which I filled with clear glitter and sequins to make a shaker.


I stamped the Text & Texture: Agate sentiment in white Staz-On onto the acetate layer right over the geode interior. Here you can also see the beautiful gold watercolor shimmer on that one ring.



I placed the finished geode shaker onto a Royal Velvet background stamped with the Text & Texture: Agate background.


Supplies:

Stamps: Text & Texture: Agate

Ink: Lavender Moon, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet; White Staz-On

Paper: Royal Velvet card stock, watercolor paper

Dies: Geode Layers

Other: clear and gold glass glitter, clear sequins, acetate, Mister Huey Opaque White



That's it for me today. Be sure to head over to the Papertrey Ink blog for a look at the rest of today's featured products and lots more inspiration from the design team!