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May 2019

Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites | Framed Sentiments

By | General, Laurie's Fabulous Favorites | 3 Comments

Welcome to Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites!   Each Wednesday, you have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Join Laurie Schmidlin this Wednesday as she shares her favorite way to frame sentiments. This week, choose your favorite way to frame sentiments for a project to join along for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Wednesday, June 5th, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post.

“Welcome back to another Favorites Challenge – Summer edition!  While creating this past week, I realized that I love to frame sentiments.  This can be done so many different ways:  with die cuts, frames, stamping, or coloring/ink blending.  This week we are challenging you to create a new project featuring your favorite way to frame sentiments!  Bonus if you tie in the summer theme!  For my card, I chose to frame the sentiment with both ink blending and stamped flowers.  I chose a bright and colorful theme, reminding me of the summer sunshine.”

 




If you are joining along, here are the details for this Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites Challenge:

  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge using your favorite way to frame sentiments. Your project must use at least one Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper product.
  • Please enter new projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Wednesday, June 5th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Wednesday, June 5th after 6am. The winner will be posted on this blog post. The randomly selected winner will get a $100 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER:

Congratulations, Nancy Thomas! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Saturday Showcase | Many Anemones

By | General, Saturday Showcase | 2 Comments

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! To enjoy the holiday weekend from a stamping perspective, we are sharing some cards using Many Anemones stamps and dies. This floral stamp set is amazing and can be used in so many ways. We have a few cards showing some of the ways and we hope they spark some inspiration for you to create your own anemone blooms today.

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“I absolutely love using watercolors on heat embossed line art images. The Many Anemones stamp set is so perfect for this technique because of the delicate results that you can achieve. I kept my watercoloring loose for a soft and subtle effect.”

 

 

 


“I absolutely LOVE how easy and versatile this set is!  Bold and graphic, soft and pretty, as well as elegant are all looks you can achieve just by changing up your stamping technique!  I combined ink blending with a subtle outline color to give my card a softer look.  The two step images make it easy to give the flowers depth and movement!”

 

 

“The beautifully delicate floral dies from Many Anemones and lovely Frame It Out: Wishes sentiments/dies create a CAS card with lots of wonderful white space and subtle striping, while the True Black/Simply Chartreuse accents allow the Anemones to pop off the page! Wouldn’t this simple design be great as a card set….. incorporating each of the Frame It Out:Wishes large and/or small sentiments?”

 

 


“My creative heart is always drawn towards floral sets. Many Anemones is an absolutely gorgeous set filled with a variety of different floral images. The stamp set alone will create the most beautiful projects, but add in the amazing die collection and you’ll never run out of ideas when creating with it!”

 


“I was so excited to see Many Anemones by Jennifer Campbell and it makes the most beautiful blooms!  I highlighted them by keeping this card simple–no die cutting or fancy finishes here; just stamping.  The warm florals and light, soft green leaves in the 2- and 3-step stamps bring the card to life and give the petals movement.  Not only is this a beautiful floral set, but it will always have a place in my heart because my daughter’s name is Anemone!”

 

 


Laurie’s Tips | Adding Texture

By | Design Team Tips, General | 5 Comments

Join Laurie Schmidlin today as she shares how to add texture to your cards.


“There are so many different ways to add texture to your projects!  My card today features a mixture of both visual and tactile textures.  While there is no wrong or right way to mixing textures, I have discovered a few tips that I will share with you.  Head on over to my blog to read more about adding texture to cards!”


Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites | Summer Color Combination

By | General, Laurie's Fabulous Favorites | 5 Comments

Welcome to Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites!   Each Wednesday, you have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Join Laurie Schmidlin this Wednesday as she shares her favorite summer color combination. This week, choose your favorite summer colors for a project to join along for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Wednesday, May 29th, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post.

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“With the warmer temperatures of summer, I find myself reaching for brighter colors when creating.  This year, I have been drawn to orange, green, and teal.  I just love how bright and fun they are and they really do work well together!  This week we’re challenging you to create a new project featuring your favorite summer color combo!”

 

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If you are joining along, here are the details for this Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites Challenge:

  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge using your favorite summer color combination. Your project must use at least one Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper product.
  • Please enter new projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Wednesday, May 29th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Wednesday, May 29th after 6am. The winner will be posted on this blog post. The randomly selected winner will get a $100 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER:

Congratulations, Candy R! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Ink to Paper - Melissa Bickford - May 2019 - Transformation Tuesday - Simply Sweet: You - Graduation Card

Melissa’s Transformation Tuesday | Graduation Card

By | General, Transformation Tuesday | One Comment

Ink to Paper - Melissa Bickford - May 2019 - Transformation Tuesday - Simply Sweet: You - Graduation Card

“With graduation happening for so many I thought Transformation Tuesday would be the perfect time to create a few graduation cards for the special people in my life. I took one of my Simply Sweet: YOU layouts, from the May release, and transformed it into yet another simple layout, but switched up the color scheme, border image and sentiment to fit the occasion!”

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Saturday Showcase | Rustic Brick Background

By | General, Saturday Showcase | No Comments

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“Rustic Brick Background is one of my favorite stamp sets from the release. I appreciate brick on the exterior and interior of homes, so to be able to make a card with a brick pattern is so awesome. There are a few ways to use the stamp set and I am sharing one way and that is to get a watercolor effect by misting water and stamping on watercolor paper. When stamped in bright colors, the brick pattern really stands out, but I also like it in neutral tones for a subtle background design.”

Ashley Newell

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“Following and implementing home decor trends can be just as much fun on paper as it can be in your home! I used the new Rustic Brick stamp set paired with modern calligraphy and simple greens to create a card inspired by the current trends! It's definitely easier on your wallet and doesn't require months of renovations! Ha ha!”

Kelly Lunceford

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“The new Rustic Brick stamp set is hands down the most versatile and gorgeous background stamp! Not only is it perfect for any occasion (masculine, feminine, baby, birthday, thank you etc.) but works so well for almost any style as well! From soft and sweet to bold and graphic, this is THE perfect background!”

Laurie Schmidlin

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“The Rustic Brick background set is sure to get a lot of love from me in the studio. Masculine cards are always a challenge for me, but this will be just the set I need to easily create cards for the men in my life. It's also perfect for creating more feminine cards, like I did for today. A few cheerful colors and flowers give this background even more versatility!”

Melissa Bickford

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“Rustic Brick is such a fun stamp set to use. I love that it can go from soft and subtle to bold and bright depending on how you choose to use it. I wanted it to be shown off but not overpower the Many Anemones images I used on my card today, so I heat embossed it in white and added a few splatters for character.”

Melissa Phillips

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“Backgrounds are becoming some of my go-to stamp sets for cards these days, and I'm excited to add Rustic Brick to my collection. I love the idea of a party set-up with a brick background, so that's where I drew inspiration for my card today--lots of balloons, pretty trims, happy colors, a big wish, and they're all set up against the backdrop of that great brick design!”

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Rebecca’s Tips | Mix + Match Florals

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Mix + Match Floral Stamp Sets

“One of the best things about the Ink to Paper's May release was just how well all the collections worked together, even though they were created by separate designers. In particular, I loved mixing and matching the flowers from You Are My Happy and Nature's Background Essentials. On the surface, they look like very different sets, each with many distinct elements, yet when used together, they work beautifully! In today's DT Tips post, get the scoop on how I combined these sets to create two seamless floral cards.”

Rebecca Luminarias
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Ink to Paper May 2019 Look Book Cover

May 2019 Release Day

By | General, New Product Collections, Release Day | 209 Comments

It’s official! Ink to Paper’s May 2019 release day is here. Over the past few days, we have shared new stamps and dies as well as amazing projects to inspire you to create and share handmade designs. Today is all about shopping, but first we have some announcements.

HOLD-N-FOLD STORAGE

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Ink to Paper Hold-n-Fold Open Flap Storage2
Ink to Paper Hold-n-Fold Unfolded Storage

This compact case can securely store stamps and coordinating dies in two pockets. A magnetic flap closure safely stores all contents in the case.. Hold-n-Fold storage is made of heavy gauge plastic in the U.S.A.

Size of case when closed – 6 1/2″ Wide x 4 5/8″ Tall
Size of case when opened – 6 1/2″ Wide x 11 3/4″ Tall
Each pocket measures – 6 1/8″ Wide x 4 1/4″ Tall x 1/8″ Deep

RELEASE ORDERING

All of the products we have featured over the past few days will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm ET. Want to know all the details about how our releases work? Check out THIS PAGE.

RELEASE WINNERS

Be sure to check in and see if you were one of the release winners by visiting the May 2019 Winners page!

All winners need to contact Customer Service via email at customerservice@inktopaper.zendesk.com to claim their prize. Your email must include your full name and the email address where you would like your eGift card sent to, the online alias (if applicable) that you used to win the contest, along with the contest or challenge that you won.  You must contact us within 30 days of your win announcement.

LOOK BOOK

Remember the days of thumbing through your favorite magazine, all the beautiful pictures and inspiration?  Well, grab your cup of tea or your favorite mug of java and get cozy!

Ink to Paper’s look book is a great way to review a monthly release or refresh your recollection about a project or product. All of our new and beautiful products are in one place making it fast and easy to find just the right thing to make cards for every occasion.  Take your time to peruse everything, or quickly page through to get an overview of what’s new.  Don’t forget to check out many fantastic projects created by our special project design contributors.  With all that inspiration, you’re sure to find something you can’t wait to make.

Don’t forget, you can click project images to visit blog posts. The look book will be updated after the release with links to shop the products as well.

Now that you have had a chance to see everything revealed, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them?!

Here’s your chance to win a $150 Ink to Paper E-Gift Card for you to spend however you choose!

All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below:

“What is your favorite item from the
May 2019 Release?”

You have until 9:30pm ET today, May 15th to post a comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our May 2019 Winners page by 10pm ET on May 15.  Thank you for joining first Ink to Paper release day festivities and best of luck with the contest!