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March 2020

Guest Designer – Shauna

By | Design Team Tips, General | 4 Comments

Hi everybody! We are so excited to introduce Shauna with The Foiled Fox. As you may know, the Foiled Fox is one of our retail partners and we are continually amazed by the beautiful projects they create with Papertrey Ink’s Ink to Paper Collection products. Shauna has created a fantastic video showcasing the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set and the Go-To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot die.

I know for me, I have such a hard time picking out the perfect present for family and friends, but I know where they love to shop! Shauna is going to share with you the perfect way to give a gorgeous hand-made gift, as well as, a little something extra so the recipient can shop at their favorite store (online of course)! You will be able to create the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, just because, anniversaries, and so much more! Enjoy!

 


 

 

 

 

March Release Day

By | Release Day | 110 Comments

Ink to Paper’s March 2020 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.

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 March 2020 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.

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:

You have until 9:30pm ET today, March 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 March  2020 Winners  page by 10pm ET on March 15.  Thank you for joining Ink to Paper’s March release day festivities and best of luck with the contest!

Hats Off + Inside Greetings: Graduation + Beautiful Bouquet: Teacher + Love to Layer: Notched

By | New Product Collections | 75 Comments

Welcome to our final day of introductions for the March 2020 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections are all about Spring! So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

Hats Off Stamps + Dies

 

Inside Greetings: Graduation Stamp

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Hats Off
INK: True Black, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Bean, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Honey Nut
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
DIES: Hats Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Hats Off, Celebrating You
INK: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
DIES: Hats Off
OTHER: sequins

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Inside Greetings: Graduation, Hats Off
INK: True Black, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
DIES: Layered Notch, Beautiful Bouquet Outline, Hats Off
OTHER: sequins

 

Beautiful Bouquet: Teacher Stamp

Love to Layer: Notched Die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet: Teacher, Beautiful Bouquet
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black, Pale Peony, New Leaf, Green Parakeet
PAPER: Kraft, Pale Peony, Silver specialty, True Black, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
DIES: Go-To Gift Card Holder: Pencil, Love to Layer Notched die, Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bouquet Background, To Die For Sentiments: Thanks
OTHER: sequins, Crystal Glaze

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet: Teacher, Beautiful Bouquet
INK: True Black, Pale Peony, New Leaf, Pure Poppy
PAPER: Lemon Tart, Pale Peony
DIES: Love to Layer Notched dies, Beautiful Bouquet Background, Beautiful Bouquet
OTHER: fabric, key fob hardware, sequins,sewn labels, sewing machine, thread

Leave a comment today to enter to win a $75 Ink to Paper eGift card!

You have until 7AM ET, March 15, 2020 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the March 2020 Winners page by 10PM ET on March 15, 2020.

 

A Mother’s Love + Charming Tags + Go-To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot + Beautiful Bouquet: Mother

By | New Product Collections | 88 Comments

Welcome to our third day of introductions for the March 2020 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections are all about Spring! So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

A Mother’s Love Stamps + Dies

 

Charming Tags Die

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  A Mother’s Love, Just Sentiments: Mother’s Day
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Green Parakeet, True Black
INK:  True Black, Kraft, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet
DIES:  A Mother’s Love
OTHER:  Corner rounder punch, Glitter, Sequins, Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon, Twine

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  A Mother’s Love
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Green Parakeet, Gold Luxe
INK:  Aqua Mist, True Black, Fresh Snow
DIES:  A Mother’s Love, Charming Tags, On The Border: Floral Bliss
OTHER:  Stencil Basics: Dots, Sequins, Gold paint, String

 

 

Go-To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot Die

Beautiful Bouquet Mother Stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet: Mother, Beautiful Bouquet
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Olive Twist, New Leaf, Autumn Rose, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, True Black, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, Sweet Blush
DIES: Go To Gift Card Holder: Flower Pot, Beautiful Bouquet: Background, Big Apple, Banner Basics
OTHER: sequins

 

Leave a comment today to enter to win a $75 Ink to Paper eGift card!

You have until 7AM ET, March 14, 2020 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the March 2020 Winners page by 10PM ET on March 15, 2020.

 

Garden of Blessings + Beautiful Bouquet Background + Beautiful Bouquet Outline + Hers + Just Sentiments: Mother’s Day

By | New Product Collections | 88 Comments

Welcome to our second day of introductions for the March 2020 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections are all about Spring! So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

Garden of Blessings Stamps + Dies

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Garden of Blessings 
INK:  Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Olive Twist, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise 
PAPER:  Fresh Snow Fine Linen, Chicken Scratch Gingham, Bitty Big Spring Rain
DIES:  Garden of Blessings, Charming Tags
OTHER:  sequins, button 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Garden of Blessings 
INK:  Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy 
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush
DIES:  Love to Layer:  Notched dies, Garden of Blessings 
OTHER:  Melon Berry and Harvest Gold felt, sequins, baker’s twine, embossing powder

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Garden of Blessings 
INK:  Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Autumn Rose, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Summer Sunrise, Olive Twist 
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big Spring Moss 
DIES:  Garden of Blessings, Love to Layer:  Notched dies
OTHER:  sequins

 

Beautiful Bouquet Background Die

Beautiful Bouquet Outline Die

 

Hers Stamp

 

Just Sentiments: Mother’s Day Stamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  Hers
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Tropical Teal, Gold Luxe, Patterned paper
INK:  Pale Peony, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Versamark
DIES:  Beautiful Bouquet Background, Beautiful Background Outline, Banner Builder: Basics
OTHER:  White detail embossing powder, String

STAMPS:  Beautiful Bouquet, Just Sentiments: Mother’s Day, Hers
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Vellum Cardstock, Bitty Big: Blueberry Sky
INK:  Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Harvest Gold, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Versamark
DIES:  Beautiful Bouquet Background dies
OTHER:  Gold detail embossing powder, Gold sequins

 

Leave a comment today to enter to win a $75 Ink to Paper eGift card!

You have until 7AM ET, March 13, 2020 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the March 2020 Winners page by 10PM ET on March 15, 2020.

 

Beautiful Bouquet + Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments + Beautiful Bouquet Tag

By | New Product Collections | 70 Comments

Welcome to our first day of introductions for the March 2020 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections are all about Spring! So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

Beautiful Bouquet Stamps + Dies

I focused on a smaller bouquet option (from the same set) for my second card and am highlighting a wonderful new set of dies called Love to Layer: Notched Dies. I used all three sizes and popped up a couple of layers with foam tape to add more dimension. You’ll hear more about the sentiment stamp and “mom” die on a later date, but thought this Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die was perfect for this design! I cut out and layered the “mom” die three times to give more dimension. The background was fun to create by smooshing distress oxide inks onto an acrylic block then “picking up” the ink by tapping watercolor card stock over the block then splattering with a darker color after it was dry.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WANDA’S BLOG

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Just Sentiments: Mother’s Day (Ink to Paper).
INK:
Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord distress oxide inks (Ranger); Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER:
White, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink); Water color CS (Ranger).
DIES:
Beautiful Bouquet, Love to Layer: Notched Dies, Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die, “MOM” die from A Mother’s Love (Ink to Paper).
OTHER:
Twine, Black Enamel Accents. 

 

I used two ink colors when I stamped most of the images to give a little variegated effect by stamping with the lighter shade and “kissing” the edges with a darker shade. I wanted more definition with the petals, so I used a white gel pen to trace over the fine lines.

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WANDA’S BLOG

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper).
INK:
Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER:
White, True Black (PTI), Vellum, Patterned stripes (MFT).
DIES:
Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper).
OTHER:
Gold embossing powder, Enamel dots.

 

Beautiful Bouquet Sentiments Stamp

Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bouquet Sentiments
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Watermark
PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, White
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet Tag, Beautiful Bouquet, Charming Tags
OTHER: white embossing powder, trims, sequins, 1/4″ hole punch
STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bouquet Sentiments
INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Watermark
PAPER: Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, White
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet Tag
OTHER: Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon, twine, white embossing powder

 

 

 

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments
INK: Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, True Black
PAPER: Mint Julep, White, watercolor
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet Tag, Love to Layer: Notched
OTHER: Sweet Blush re-inker, lace, silver thread, resin flowers

 

Leave a comment today to enter to win a $75 Ink to Paper eGift card!

You have until 7AM ET, March 12, 2020 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the March 2020 Winners page by 10PM ET on March 15, 2020.

 

Melissa’s Fab Friday Feature

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Hello, Everyone! Welcome to Melissa’s Fab Friday Feature

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Before we get started, we want to congratulate SANDY DAYHOFF for naming this wonderful feature!  Sandy, please email customer service to claim your gift certificate!

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“Today I’m using the Bold Blooms stamp set to create a soft, watercolor effect on a thank you card for someone special.  If you don’t have Bold Blooms, no problem, use your favorite Ink to Paper floral set and follow the steps below.”

 

STEP 1:  Stamp flowers on Stamper’s Select White cardstock or watercolor cardstock if you have some.  The Stamper’s Select White will react to water just fine and give you the watercolor look you’re hoping for.  I used my MISTI stamping tool to create darker edges on my flowers and leaves, but it isn’t necessary.

 

STEP 2:  Die cut your flowers from the cardstock base.  If you don’t have the coordinating flower dies, no problem there either, you can easily cut each image using your scissors.  I learned that it’s easier to die cut first before adding water.  Now that your flowers have been cut out, spritz them lightly with water and let dry.  The more water you use, the more your colors will fade and look too washed out, so just a little water will do.

 

STEP 3:  Use the Border Bling Chain die (which will be back in stock later today) to cut a beautiful frame for your sentiment and flowers.  Save the inner portion and stamp your sentiment near the bottom edge.  I stamped in Prairie Grass and Summer Sunrise.

STEP 4:  Create your card base from white cardstock and add coordinating patterned paper to the bottom third and upper two-thirds, selecting patterns that are not too busy and won’t detract from the flowers used.  Adhere your frame and stamped sentiment layer to the center of your card.

 

To finish, add your florals using dimensional adhesive, arranging them in such a way that they arch over your sentiment.  Embellish with sequins in colors that compliment your card and add just a touch of shine.

 

 


PRIZE

One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate.

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a soft, watercolor effect Thank You card with your favorite Ink to Paper floral set for someone special and share it via the link below. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Only one entry per person and the deadline is March 10th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

CHALLENGE

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Luanne Ford! 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