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Saturday Showcase | Birdie

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Let’s take a closer look at the Birdie stamp and die collection!

 

 



 

“My yard is filled with trees and as autumn arrives, I love watching the leaves change colors and begin to fall! For today’s card, I created a “window’s view” type perspective with the depth and size of the branch and leaves! I loved using so many of the new release products on this autumn thank you card!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

“Birdie is such a sweet and peaceful set. I love all of the bits and pieces included for building a beautiful tree branch. But for today, I chose a cheery, non traditional autumn color palette for my card and focused on just the flowers to create a pretty floral border. I also mixed it with a couple of must have dies from a previous release!” 

“Overflowing with flowers, sweet birds, lovely bird cages, and heartfelt sentiments…how can you not be smitten with the new Birdie set?  I created a soft and airy design that would would work for many different occasions.  I combined this charming set with a couple of previously released products that I felt complimented each other very well!”

 

 

 

 

 


Laurie’s Tips | Ink Blended Backgrounds

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Join Laurie Schmidlin today as she shares helpful tips on blending ink to create beautiful backgrounds.


“Ink blending has been crazy popular in the paper crafting community for quite some time now and I don’t foresee that changing any time soon.  With several different variations, this technique is ideal for both beginners and experts!  Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite versions of this technique along with several tips that I have found helpful.”



Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites | CASE

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Welcome to Laurie’s Fabulous Favorites!   Each Wednesday, you have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Join Laurie Schmidlin this Wednesday as shares her favorite card from the August release to CASE.  This week, we are challenging you to CASE a card from our August Release to join along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Wednesday, August 28th, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post.

“Did you all enjoy the August release?  Not only were there amazing new products released, but the DT ladies outdid themselves with gorgeous samples!  As this is the first Wednesday following the latest release, this week’s challenge will again be to CASE (copy and share everything) your favorite project shared during release week!  You can copy the design almost exactly or just draw inspiration from some of the elements,  just as long as it sparks your creativity!” 

Click Here to see the inspiration!

 



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

  • CASE a card from our August Release. 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, August 28th, 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, August 28th after 6am. The winner will be posted on this blog post. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 Ink to Paper gift certificate to spend however they like!

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Michelle’s Transformation Tuesday | Thank You Card

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“I love each Transformation Tuesday post because it provides a chance to revisit a past project, which in this case was a project from the very first Ink to Paper release of May 2019! While my original card used dies exclusively (with the exception of the Just Sentiments: Tags ‘hello beautiful’ stamp), this new card incorporates cooler, more fall-like, colors (PrairieGrass/Pinefeather/Blueberry Sky/Enchanted Evening) and a plethora of stamped and die cut florals and greenery to create the free form wreath. The petite banner from Banner Builder: Basics and the crisp, clean ‘thank you’ sentiment are the finishing touches.”


 

 

 


Saturday Showcase | Bon Voyage + Swirling Clouds

By | General, Saturday Showcase | 3 Comments

Today, we are going to take a crafty fight! Let’s take a closer look at Bon Voyage and Swirling Clouds product collections

 


 

 

 

 

 

I love creating unconventional baby cards tailored to the gift I’m giving, or to the interests of the new parents; in this case, airplanes! The new Swirling Clouds die paired with Bon Voyage worked so well together to say “Congratulations” on their new little bundle!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The new Swirling Clouds dies are irresistible and can be used in so many creative ways.  I love how my watercolor clouds turned out for this card and can’t wait to try them cut from patterned paper and felt!”

Melissa’s Tips | Set of Cards

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Join Melissa Bickford today as she shares easy ways to create a beautiful set of cards.

 

“You don’t need many materials to create a quick and sweet set of cards for a special gift. With the upcoming season of giving and being thankful, I thought Lovely Leaves and Thankful Thoughts were the perfect combination to create a set of my own!”

 

 

 

STAMPS: Lovely Leaves, Thankful Thoughts
INK: Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Fine Linen, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Fine Linen
DIES: Lovely Leaves, Thankful Thoughts
OTHER: Sequins

Monster + Tent Style Packaging + Halloween Fillings + Tagged & Labeled

By | General, New Product Collections | 120 Comments

Welcome to our last day of introductions for the August 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections can be used throughout the year. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

 


STAMPS:  Ghost and Ghoulies
INK:  Orange Zest
PAPER:  Bitty Big Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Terracotta Tile, Smokey Shadow, Stamper’s Select White
DIES:  Monsters Dies, Tent Style Packaging
OTHER:  cellophane bag, sequins, baker’s twine, enamel dots

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

STAMPS:  Caught In My Web
INK:  New Leaf, Versamark
PAPER:  True Black, Green Parakeet
DIES:  Tagged & Labeled, To Die For Sentiments: Halloween
OTHER:  Clear detail embossing powder, True Black polka dot ribbon, Trim

 


 

 

 

STAMPS:  Halloween Fillings, Caught In My Web, Lovely Leaves
INK:  Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, True Black, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Honey Nut, New Leaf
PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Tropical Teal, True Black
DIES:  Tagged & Labeled, Tent Style Packaging, To Die For Sentiments: Halloween
OTHER:  Glitter, Twine, Mini clothespin, White paint

 


 

 

 

STAMPS:  Just Sentiments: Grateful Heart, Lovely Leaves
INK:  Pale Peony, Harvest Gold, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Kraft, Versamark
PAPER:  Winter Wisteria, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Stamper’s Select White, Luxe Gold
DIES:  Tagged & Labeled, Lovely Leaves, To Die For Sentiments: Sweet Blessings
OTHER:  White detail embossing powder, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Sequins, White paint, Stencil Basics: Diamond

 




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

You have until 7AM ET, August 15, 2019 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the August 2019 Winners page by 10PM ET on August 15, 2019.

Ghosts & Ghoulies + Ghosts & Ghoulies Sentiments + Caught in My Web + To Die for Sentiments: Halloween

By | General, New Product Collections | 121 Comments

Welcome to our fourth day of introductions for the August 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections can be used throughout the year. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

“Halloween is a fun time for packaging so shaker tags were in order using one of the large ghost dies from the Ghosts & Ghoulies collection. Either ghost shape will work and all you need are some acetate sheets and 3-D foam dots, plus the filling. I chose black sequins to shake around in my tags; what will you choose?”

STAMPS: Ghosts & Ghoulies, Ghosts & Ghoulies Sentiments
PAPER: Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, White, Bitty Big: Limeade Ice
INK: True Black, WaterMark
DIES: Ghosts & Ghoulies, Essential Tags
OTHER: black embossing powder, acetate sheet, 3-D foam dots, sequins, ribbon, twine

“This is a fun take on a family Christmas card. There are people who celebrate Halloween the way some celebrate the December holiday, complete with greeting cards. I thought this was a cute idea, using the smaller ghosts as children and giving each ghoulish die cut a happy face. It just needed a frame and a great Happy Halloween sentiment for the complete look.”

 

 

 

 

STAMPS: Ghosts & Ghoulies, Twinkling Trees

INK: Limeade Ice, Pale Peony, Lilac Grace, True Black

PAPER: True Black, White, Orange Zest Bitty Big, gold glitter

DIES: Ghosts & Ghoulies, To Die for Sentiments: Halloween, Geometrix: Oval, Diagonal Banners


 

 

“Background stamping is a tried and true method to add interest to projects. Here, I’ve created a pattern with the smaller ghost stamps. With it being Halloween, black embossing seemed fun and offering a hint of shine to the already dark Royal Velvet panel, it’s almost like a specialty paper. The white ghosts and word bubbles stand out in contrast to the dark background, too.”

STAMPS: Ghosts & Ghoulies, Ghosts & Ghoulies Sentiments
PAPER: Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice, White, Lilac Grace Bitty Big
INK: Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, True Black, WaterMark
DIES: Ghosts & Ghoulies, Geometrix: Oval, Geometrix: Hexagon, Geometrix: Rectangle
OTHER: black embossing powder

“What could be cuter than a smiling ghost in a bow tie saying,”BOO!”? The new To Die For Sentiments make a statement in a big way! I’ve had so much fun adding them to these Halloween designs!”


STAMPS: Caught in my web, Ghosts and Ghoulies
INK: True Black, Royal Velvet, Versamark
PAPER: Royal Velvet, True Black, Bitty Big: True Black, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
DIES: Caught in my web, Geometrix: Oval, Ghosts and Ghoulies
OTHER: White embossing powder, Crystal Glaze

“Nothing says Halloween more than ghosts, webs, and spooky things! This card uses the perfect balance of spooky and sweet that’s sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face!”


STAMPS: Ghosts and Ghoulies, Caught in my web, Lovely Leaves
INK: True Black, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White Cardstock, Weathervane
DIES: Lovely Leaves, Ghosts and Ghoulies, To Die For Sentiments: Halloween
OTHER: Woodgrain impression plate, rhinestones

“Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and Halloween papercrafting tops the list, too! I love using the traditional orange and black, with touches of pattern to create fun and classic designs!”

 

 

 

STAMPS: Caught in my web, Lovely Leaves
INK: True Black, Harvest Gold, Canyon Clay
PAPER: Orange Zest, True Black, Bitty Big: True Black
DIES: Lovely Leaves, To Die For Sentiments: Halloween
OTHER: Crystal Glaze, sequins


 

 




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

You have until 7AM ET, August 14, 2019 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the August 2019 Winners page by 10PM ET on August 15, 2019.

Birdie + Sweet Tweets + It’s a Sign: Love & Kindness

By | General, New Product Collections | 112 Comments

Welcome to our third day of introductions for the August 2019 Release! Today’s new stamps and dies in this month’s collections can be used throughout the year. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

“Pretty branches and petite birds aren’t just for spring…… I’m loving the use of soft jewel tones and creamy browns with the cute Birdie stamps/dies and the lovely coordinated sentiment set, Sweet Treats.”

STAMPS: Birdie
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Bitty Big: Scarlet Jewel
INK: Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Cocoa Bean
DIES: Birdie, Shape Shifters Circle 2, Swirling Clouds
OTHER: misc. twine, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Dark Walnut, dimensional tape

 

STAMPS: Birdie, Sweet Tweets
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: True Black
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, New Leaf
DIES: Birdie, Mix & Mat: Scallops
OTHER: Clear embossing powder, Nuvo Gloss-black, dimensional tape

STAMPS: It’s A Sign: Love & Kindness
INK: Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Pale Peony, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua MistDIES: It’s A Sign: Love & Kindness, It’s A Sign: Beautiful

STAMPS: It’s A Sign: Love & Kindness
INK: Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Lavender Moon, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, True Black
DIES: It’s A Sign: Love & Kindness
OTHER: Bitty Big: Smokey Shadow paper

 

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

You have until 7AM ET, August 13, 2019 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the August 2019 Winners page by 10PM ET on August 15, 2019.

Thankful Thoughts + On the Border: Fall Foliage + Sweet Blessings + Inside Greetings

By | General, New Product Collections | 108 Comments

Welcome to our second day of introductions for the August 2019 Release! There are more fantastic new stamps and dies in this month’s collections that welcome the fall season. Today, we are thankful for fall, sweet blessings, and much more. So, let’s get going to and preview the new must-have stamps and dies.

“The On the Border series of dies has quickly become a go-to when I need a quick, easy, and elegant card.  I just die cut the cover frame, add a sentiment, and it’s done!  This time around, though, I spent the extra time to fill in the negative space with pieces of Honey Nut and Sweet Blush cardstocks, and the effort paid off.  With a helping of Plum Pudding and a big, gorgeous sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set embossed in the center, this one-layer card is packed with color and detail.”

STAMPS: Thankful Thoughts

INK: WaterMark

PAPER: Honey Nut, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, White

DIES: On the Border: Fall Foliage

OTHER: white embossing powder, sequins

 

“While it might sound kind of funny, this card very much reminds me of a blustery autumn day.  Everything flows on it, like the blowing leaves of the Fall Foliage borders and wind gales you can almost see in the ‘Grateful’ sentiment flourishes.  The colors are traditional for a fall card–dark and moody with a soft gray background akin to an overcast sky.  The addition of the clear droplets might be reminiscent of some cool weather rain.  Who would have thought you’d be able to imagine a rainy October afternoon in a greeting card?”

STAMPS: Thankful Thoughts

INK: WaterMark

PAPER: Scarlet Jewel, Melon Berry, Soft Stone, Dark Indigo, Honey Nut

DIES: On the Border: Fall Foliage, Thankful Thoughts, Diagonal Banners

OTHER: white embossing powder, clear droplets

 

“I frequently struggle when writing a ‘quick’ note of thanks, but the Inside Greetings: Gratitude set makes this SO much easier. And…. the lovely To Die For Sentiments: Sweet Blessings are the perfect added touch.”

STAMPS: Inside Greetings: Gratitude, Just Sentiments: To & From
PAPER: Lilac Grace, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: Lilac Grace, Bitty Big: Sweet Blush, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold
INK: Weathervane
DIES: To Die For Sentiments: Sweet Blessings, Nesting Basics: Pierced Circles,  Tag Creations: Blooming Indugence
OTHER: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch, gray/white twine

 

STAMPS:  Inside Greetings: Gratitude
INK:  True Black
PAPER:  Luxe Gold, Stamper’s Select White, True Black, Canyon Clay, Pinefeather, Classic Kraft
DIES:  On the Border: Fall Foliage, To Die For Sentiments: Sweet Blessings, Lovely Leaves, Banner Builder: Basics
OTHER:  button, twine, fabric, sequins

 

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

You have until 7AM ET, August 12, 2019 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the August 2019 Winners page by 10PM ET on August 15, 2019.