Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Introducing Peonies on Parade, Paper Clippings and Inspired...

Today Betsy Veldman and I are introducing some new products that will be released at Papertrey Ink on Feb. 15th, so let's get started! I can't wait to show you my four cards!

First up, I've used the new Peonies on Parade stamps and dies to create the flowers. The gorgeous sentiment die cut is from the brand new Paper Clippings: Happy Day dies! I love this die!! The font is gorgeous. I trimmed away the little flowers and just used the saying part of the die.

I've used Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet cardstocks and inks for the flowers and Aqua Mist for the leaves with Tropical Teal in the background.

Next, I used the new Peonies on Parade watercolor paper. The stripe and the yellow cardstock are a new color called Bright Buttercup! Looks so pretty with the purple watercolor paint.

The sentiment is again from the Paper Clippings: Happy Day dies.

On the third card, I stamped the "Oh Happy Day" in the center with the Paper Clippings: Happy Day stamps, then used the flowers from the die. I trimmed the flowers off the die and placed them around the saying. I actually cut 3 different colors of them to make a pretty "frame" for the sentiment.

The great thing about stamping in black is if you make a mistake and the stamp doesn't cover completely, you can take a black fine point Sharpie and touch up the words! (Don't ask me how I know. lol)

Last, we have the Modern Background Stencils Collection. I used one of the stencils on this Peonies on Parade watercolor sheet and masked off the flower. I actually painted the flower first, then masked it off and stenciled around it with the Modern Stencils and some Heidi Swapp mist. I trimmed off the sides and placed it onto white cardstock.

The savior sentiment is from the new Inspired: Savior stamps and dies.

Visit Nichole Heady's blog for all of the fun festivities happening each day, as there are challenges and prizes to be won during the anniversary festivities, and visit Papertreyink.com on February 15th at 10pm EST to grab all of these fun new products!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Introducing Tiny Town Series...

Today we are introducing another new series by Papertrey Ink called Tiny Town! These little buildings, houses and churches will be great for building a Christmas village, but can be used for so much more also! I've used my little house on a housewarming gift.

An oven mitt was filled with utensils (and you could include a gift card also to Home Depot if you opted to). Then I added the Tiny Town house that I made with the Tiny Town dies on top and a tag. Come to think of it, this would make a cute gift for a newly married couple as well!

The tag was die cut from the Half & Half dies. I added Autumn Chicken Scratch Gingham paper and some floral washi tape. The sentiment is stamped with Boards and Beams. The little house has two options for the roof, both adorable! I went with the scallop. It also has cute dies for the windows, shutters to add an extra piece of dimension and color to the windows.
Visit the rest of the team to see more ideas with Tiny Town. These products will be available on Feb. 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Introducing Dress Up Dolls...

Today we have a sneak peek of a new ongoing series by Betsy Veldman for Papertrey Ink called Dress Up Dolls. I have made a quick Easter card with the new Dress Up Dolls: Basics stamps and dies and the Dress Up Dolls: Easter stamps and dies.

I've used a Fabulous Frame die with gray cardstock, the Limitless Layers 1.5" Squares dies to trim out the smaller square, the Sweet Life rose and the Bold Blossoms stamps and dies for the leaf. The butterflies are trimmed from the Beautiful Butterfly dies from vellum. And of course, I used the new Dress Up Dolls products on the bunny. Excuse my Copic coloring, I'm not very good at it!

Visit the rest of the team to see more ideas with Dress Up Dolls. These products will be available on Feb. 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink!