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Guest Designer – Shauna

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Hi everybody! We are so excited to welcome back 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 Many Anemones set.

 


 

 

PROJECT Reach Out: Special Delivery

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Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.

ABOUT PROJECT: REACH OUT:

Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.

 

Melissa Phillips is with us sharing a beautiful card showcasing our next theme, Special Delivery

 

I packaged up a few of my handmade cards to give to a friend.  Sometimes knowing how to share happiness and cheer is hard to do under certain circumstances such as these.  But, this was my way of sharing a bit of my heart with her so she could pass her love onto someone else.

 

STAMPS:  To Have and to Hold, Garden of Blessings, Beautiful Bouquet:  Sentiments Mini, Just Sentiments:  To and From
INK:  Autumn Rose, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst 
PAPER:  Vintage Cream 
DIES: Charming Tags 1, To Have and to Hold, Garden of Blessings, Wine Tag 2
OTHER:  patterned paper, trim

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Special Delivery 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 April 24th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

PRIZE

Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


PROJECT: Reach Out: Keep Swimming

By | Design Team Tips, General | 4 Comments

Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.

ABOUT PROJECT: REACH OUT:

Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.

 

Wanda Cullen is back sharing her Keep Swimming card.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WANDA’S BLOG

 

STAMPS: Salt Air Flora and Fauna, Salt Air Sentiments.
INK: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron distress inks by Ranger; Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, New Leaf by Papertrey Ink.
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, White.
DIES: Love to Layer: Notched dies, Salt Air Flora and Fauna.
OTHER: stencils Modern Background, Hexagon

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Keep Swimming 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 April 22nd at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

PRIZE

Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

 

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Guest Designer – Shauna

By | Design Team Tips, General | One Comment

Hi everybody! We are so excited to welcome back 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 two fantastic videos showcasing the Hats Off set.

 


 

 

PROJECT: Reach Out: Missing You

By | Design Team Tips, General | 6 Comments

Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.

ABOUT PROJECT: REACH OUT:

Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.

 

Melissa Phillips is with us sharing a beautiful card showcasing our next theme, Missing You.

 

 

STAMPS:  Joyful Jars, Bon Voyage
INK:  Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Pale Peony, Autumn Rose 
PAPER:  Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Sheer Basics Vellum
DIES:  Tag Creations:  Joyful Jars, Tag Creations:  Blooming Indulgence, Cup of Love, Birthday Bouquet, Border Basics:  Rectangle, Border Bling:  Tin Stitched
OTHER: patterned paper, sequins, trim

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Missing You 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 April 17th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

PRIZE

Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

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

 

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


PROJECT: Reach Out: Sending Hugs & Rainbow Cheer

By | Design Team Tips, General | 2 Comments

Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.

ABOUT PROJECT: REACH OUT:

Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.

 

Kelly Lunceford is here today to share some of her beautiful cards she is sending out.

 

“As I reflect on the types of cards I’m reaching for as I send them out to family and friends during this chaotic time, I’m choosing the ones with the feeling of cheer and happiness! Sunshine and rainbows are symbols of hope  and are so fun to use in cardmaking! I’ve created 2 bright and colorful rainbow designs today to bring a smile to the recipient’s faces! I challenge each of you to create some cards with a rainbow/hug theme to send to the young, old and everyone in between! I know this time can feel scary for children and confusing for the elderly, but with some uplifting cards, you’re sure to brighten their day, week, or month!”

 

STAMPS: Hats Off, Simply Sweet: Sending
INK: Sweet Blush, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Versamark
PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Lilac Grace, Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
DIES: Hats Off, Simply Sweet: Sending, Lovely Layers Notched Dies, On The Border Sunburst
OTHER: jewels, white embossing powder

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Sending Hugs & Rainbow Cheer 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 April 15th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

PRIZE

Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

 

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Melissa’s Fab Friday Feature

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

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“We are living in a historic time, with monumental changes happening daily that are impacting our daily lives and routines.  I find myself wishing for “normal” to return.  One very comforting part of my life that has taken on more meaning is that of creating.  I love the peace and happiness that comes over me as I create.  My desire to reach out and connect with others using my creativity has grown and sharing a special card letting them know they’re not forgotten and that they’re on my mind, brings me a sense of connection…I hope it does for you as well.”

 

STEP 1: Stamp the brick background stamp on white cardstock using watermark ink.  Using a heat tool, emboss powder to set.  Use Lemon Tart and Sweet Blush ink to create a soft, emboss resist background.

STEP 2: Spritz background with water to create a soft, watercolor feel.

STEP 3: Stamp with step 2 of the Rustic Brick background stamp using Classic Kraft ink.  Die cut using Nesting Basics:  Pierced Rectangles die.

STEP 4: Create card base from Sweet Blush cardstock and adhere patterned paper to card front..

STEP 5: Adhere brick background rectangle to card front.  Wrap baker’s twine around card and tie on the left.

STEP 6: Die cut oval from white cardstock and stamp wreath from A Mother’s Love stamp set using Classic Kraft ink.  Begin stamping flowers around wreath using flowers from Blossoming Branches stamp set.

STEP 7: Stamp sentiment from Essential Sentiments to center of wreath using Pale Peony ink.  Stamp second sentiment below the first using Olive Twist ink and the Frame It Out:  Wishes stamp set.

Step 8:  Finish building wreath by adhering die cut and stamped florals.  Adhere to card front and embellish with enamel dots or sequins.

 

 

 

 

 

STAMPS:  A Mother’s Love, Blossoming Branches, Essential Sentiments, Frame it Out:  Wishes, Rustic Brick Background
INK:  Lemon Tart, Classic Kraft, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Olive Twist, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado  
PAPER:  Sweet Blush, Stamper’s Select White
DIES:  Nesting Basics:  Ovals, Blossoming Branches, Nesting Basics:  Pierced Rectangles
OTHER:  white embossing powder, baker’s twine, enamel dots

 

This week we are making Melissa’s feature part of our Project: Reach Out Challenge, so please send your project out to someone you are thinking of during this time!

PRIZE

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

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a Thinking of You project, send it to 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 April 10th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

CHALLENGE

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

Congratulations, Chris Lawlor! 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


PROJECT: Reach Out: Just a Little Thank You

By | Design Team Tips, General | 8 Comments

Hi everyone, we’re so glad you’re here!

We are very excited to introduce Project: Reach Out. Below, you can find details about this great new feature.

ABOUT PROJECT: REACH OUT:

Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are separated from our family and friends which in some cases has caused feelings of loneliness, boredom, depression, and maybe a bit of frustration being stuck at home! This is the perfect time to reach out and touch someone to let them know how important they are to you or to let someone in your community know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. With that in mind, Project: Reach Out was created.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each week a member of the design team has identified a theme as a challenge for you to create something based on the chosen theme. Once you have completed, please upload a photo of what you created via InLinkz and of course make sure you send it out. If you don’t have anywhere to send your project, send it to us, and we will make sure it gets to just the right person!

Kindness and appreciation go such a long way, sending a beautiful hand-made card is the perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you find enjoyment while participating in this new series of challenges. We are excited to see what you create and to also uplift our communities the best we know how…sharing our love of crafting.

 

Wanda Cullen is kicking us off with three different projects using tags to show a little appreciation.

The You’re a Lifesaver tag is attached to a small white paper bag and filled with a variety of lifesavers to be gifted to a health care worker.

The Hang in There tag is attached to a small kraft envelope and will hold either some money or a gift card. Plans are to give it to a family that has had a significant cut back in work hours…and all too frequent occurrence during this pandemic crisis.

The You Are a Blessing tag is attached to a mini loaf of banana bread and will be gifted to a random person as a random act of kindness.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT WANDA’S BLOG

 

STAMPS: Blossoming Branches, Infinity Frames Sentiments.
INK: Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Black, Brown.
PAPER: Kraft, White, Amethyst Allure, Bitty Big: Aqua Mist, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold, Bitty Big: Amethyst Allure.
DIES: Charming Tag Dies
OTHER: Aqua Mist satin ribbon, purple sheer ribbon, Jute twine, Enamel dots, crimper, staples.

RULES

To enter, participants are required to create a project using the theme Just a Little Thank You 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 April 8th at 6am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.

PRIZE

Each week, a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink or Ink to Paper.

EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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!