Saturday, February 13, 2016

Papertrey 9th Anniversary Saturday Challenge







Mark you calendars/planners for our new hashtag campaign, #saturdaysnailmail. On Saturdays we will share customers photos from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter showing cards you are mailing out to friends and/or family.  This will be ongoing, so don't forget to participate every Saturday!  Today we are challenging to take part, but with a little more focus.  Create a thank you card for our amazing warehouse staff and mail it to them today!  Share your card below in our InLinkz list, but please share it on social media as well using the new hashtag 

I am excited that this challenge will be an on goiong every Saturday.


I am so fond of the Tag Sale: Quilted Die.  I love its size and shape.

SUPPLIES - All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Sending You and Thank You Kindly

Ink
Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Smokey Shadow

Paper
Grey Card Stock (SU), Berry Sorbet Card Stock and White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow)

Accessories
Tag Sale Quilted Die, Sending You Die (leaves), Black/White Twine, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Unknown Ephemera (flowers in center)

Friday, February 12, 2016

Papertrey 9th Anniversary Challenge - 2/12/16


The-challenge






Today we have a special treat in store for you!  Sometimes it's fun to have someone else make all of the choices when it comes to your color combinations!  Below you will find a free printable of a Color Pop Fortune Teller (folding instructions below).  Once you have this folded together, you can use it to come up with fun random color options!  Link to challenge: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01b7c74560b7970b-pi


SUPPLIES (All Papertrey unless otherwise stated)

Stamp Set
Just Smile and other unknown (text - "for you"

Ink
Winter Wisteria, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus, Simply Chartreuse and True Black

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow), Hibiscus Card Stock, Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack

Accessories
Tag Sale #3 Die, Limited Layers 1 1/2" Square Dies, Hibiscus Satin Ribbon, Dimensional, Big Shot

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Papertrey 9th Anniversary 2016 - Challenge 5


The-challenge

In honor of our 9th Anniversary, you are challenged to cut nine 1-1/2” squares from white cardstock, then alter all nine of the squares using a variety of techniques, colors, stamps, etc. Be sure to do something different to each square!  Cut lots of extra squares so you can experiment and have fun!  If you are running short on ideas you can always go through the Make It Monday archives.  Once you have completed them, adhere the nine squares to a 5-1/2” x 5-1/2” square card front and share their masterpiece on our InLinkz list below!

My creation is below.  I used different color Gelatos to color the background of each square.  Some were sprayed with a tiny bit of water and blended in with a sponge and others were just the Gelatos with no water.



SUPPLIES - All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Set
One Big Happy

Ink
Spring Rain, Harvest Gold and Mint Julep

Paper
White Linen Card stock (Fresh Snow) and Spring Rain Pattern Pack

Accessories
One Big Happy Dies, White Seam Binding, Gelatos - Strawberry, Kiwi, Fig and Elderberry, Dimensionals and Big Shot Machine

Monday, February 8, 2016

Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary - Challenge #4

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With all of the new projects shared by our team during the release, we know you are left with lots of ideas and "I have to try that!" moments.  We present the "Create Along With Us" challenge.  This challenge allows you to select something that the amazing team has created during the release that inspired you, and create your own version.  Your project could use a color scheme that inspired you, a technique, revisit an older set, etc...

My inspiration
From LillyBean Paperie - http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/2016/02/introducing-tiny-town-series.html 

My Creation:
I have been addicted to the new pink released by Papertrey Ink (Lovely Lady) and seem to be using it a lot lately.

SUPPLIES - All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Just a Smile (flowers), Scripted (text) and Choose Joy (sun rays)

Ink
Lovely Lady, Harvest Gold, Vintage Jadeite and True Black

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (fresh snow), Lovely Lady Card Stock, Harvest Gold Card Stock and Lovely Lady + White Basics Paper Collection

Accessories
Petite Places Church Dies, White Dollie, White Seam Binding, Dimensional (church) and Big Shot Machine

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Papertrey 9th Anniversary - Challenge #3


The-challenge
 Since we introduced the return of the Grab Bag today, we thought it would be fun to do a "Grab & Craft" challenge!  So, set a timer for 5 minutes and *grab* supplies for your project. Don't think about it too much, just grab what inspires you!  But don't grab too much!  You need to utilize everything you grab to create a project!

 I would appreciate any recommendations for photographing your creations.  Mine are just so so and I need help.

SUPPLIES  - All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Just Smile (text) and Winter Woods

Ink
Pure Poppy, Vintage Jadeite, Dark Chocolate and True Black

Paper
White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Pure Poppy + White Basics Paper Collection

Accessories
Dies:  Tag Sale Quilted Die and Winter Woods Dies, Black/White Twine (The Twinery), Dimensionals, Big Shot
 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Papertrey 9th Anniversary Challenge - #2

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In honor of Betsy's new Dress Up Dolls, go through your closet or explore a favorite clothing store online and select a piece of clothing or outfit to use as inspiration for a project.  Whether you select something simple or a bit more complex, this is sure to be a fun one!  Be sure to share a photo of your inspiration somewhere in your blog post too!

My Inspiration:
Gotta a invite to a wedding party? Here comes your perfect solution. The dress,ONLY $25.99,featuring front sweetheart neckline and slim waist. Get it now at CUPSHE.COM:

My creation:


SUPPLIES - All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Out of the Box (text) and Fashion Sense (2015 Stamp-a-fair stamp set)

Ink
True Black, Purse Poppy and Fresh Snow

Paper
White Linen Card Stock  (Fresh Snow). Black Card Stock and Pure Poppy + White Basics Paper Collection

Accessories
Tag Sale #10 Die, White Lace (unknown origin), dimensionals and Big Shot

Friday, February 5, 2016

Papertrey Ink 9th Anniversary Challenge #1



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My inspiration was from a card made by Betty Wright.  However, I used different colors, stamps and papers and added the black/white gingham ribbon.  Her creation may be found at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/440578776027442811/

SUPPLIES - All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Happiness In Bloom (text) and Embellished Elegance

Ink
True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Blush

Paper
White Linen Card Stock - Fresh Snow, Black Card Stock, and Sweet Blush Pattern Pack

Accessories
Embellished Elegance Dies, Sponge, Black/White Gingham Ribbon (SU), Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Granddaughter's 8th Birthday

Not the best photos but wanted to memorialize the occassion.  Can't believe 8 years have gone by already.


Typical Face When With Papa

Gift from Grandpa Stewart and Kay





Always Thinking Of You

SUPPLIES - All products Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Set
Brushed Blooms

Ink
Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Spring Rain, Mint Julep, Mellow Moss (SU) and True Black

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (fresh snow), Sweet Blush Pattern Pack

Accessories:  
Taffeta Ribbon (Pretty in Pink-SU)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch 578

SUPPLIES - All papertrey ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Set
Be Mine Valentine

Ink:
Lovely Lady, True Black

Paper:
Going Grey Card Stock (SU), White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow), Lovely Lady Card Stock, and Lovely Lady + White Basics Paper Collection

Accessories:
1" Circle Punch, Dimensional, Banner Striped Flag (Maggie Holmes) and Score Pal

Papertrey Make It Monday #238

Papertrey Make It Monday Challenge #238:  Valentine Ombre Stamping

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets:
Happy Hearts (Sentiment) and Sweet Love (Center of Vellum Butterflies)

Ink:
True Black, Versa Mark

Paper:
Lovely Lady, White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow), Vellum

Accessories:
Butterfly Layers and Beautiful Butterflies Dies, Copics R65 (Rose Red), R83 (Rose Mist) and R20 (Blush), Filigree Fine Art Embossing Powder (White), Embossing Buddy, Embossing Heat Gun, Big Shot

Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Valentine

This card was inspired by Mellisa Phillips creation which may be seen at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/440578776027098404/

I used some of the same stamp sets but with different embellishments and colors.

SUPPLIES-All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Sweet Love (text) and One Big Happy

Ink
Lovely Lady (my new favorite color recently released by PTI), Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse and True
Black

Paper
White Linen (fresh snow), Lovely Lady Card Stock and Lovely Lady + White Basics Patterned Paper as well as Striped Vellum (lower part of image below heart die)

Accessories:
Metallic White Pearl Strand (found at Joanne's Fabric), One Big Happy Dies, Journal Card #2 Die, Tag Sale #2 Die and a Heart Die (sorry do not know which stamp set as I put all my valentine dies together in one box), Spring Mix Vintage Button Collection, White Seam Binding (Hug Snug), White Gems (Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company), Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge 568

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets
Fab Flakes and Scripted (PTI)

Ink
Lovely Lady, Lemon Tart and True Black (PTI)

Paper
White Linen (fresh snow - PTI), Lovely Lady (PTI) and True Black (PTI) as well as Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)

Accessories
Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (MFT), Fab Flakes Dies (PTI), Pink Twine and Dimensionals as well as Big Shot

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Splitcoaststampers Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge 577

SUPPLIES - All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Petite Places:  Home and Garden and Twig Wreath (text)

Ink
Going Gray, True Black, Lovely Lady and Spring Moss

Paper
Going Grey Card Stock (SU), Lovely Lady, Homespun Gingham 6 X 6 Paper Pack (MFT)

Accessories
Petite Places:  Home and Garden Dies, Stitched Fishtail Die (MFT), Nestabilities Oval Die, White  Sequins, Bling Zots, White Seam Binding, Big Shot, Dimensionals, score tape

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hello There

I have been stuck on certain colors lately so my goal this morning was to use a color that was different.  I chose a purple/periwinkle color pallet.  I also wanted to ink up my newest stamp set Bold Blossoms.

SUPPLIES  *Note:  All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Bold Blossoms and Scripted

Ink
Vintage Jadeite, Ripe Avocado, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Blueberry Sky, Starry Night, Lemon Tart and True Black

Paper
White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack

Accessories:
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (Bluebird - SU), Bold Blossoms Dies, Quilted Tag Die, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Papertrey Ink January 2016 Blog Hop

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The challenge this month is to create a card that was inspired by the below photo.  The layout and shapes were something from the 60's.  I didn't at the time and still don't like this style.  Therefore, I made my card from the inspiration of the colors.  Here is the inspiration photo:January inspiration



Here is my creation:

 

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets
Phrases and Praises and Bold Blossoms

Ink
True Black, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Mellow Moss, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (fresh snow), Tropical Teal Patterned Paper (polka dots), Strips of Unknown Orange Shaded Pattern Paper

Accessories
Bold Blossoms Dies, Glossy Accents, Enamel Dots, White Seam Binding (ribbon), Striped Vellum, Big Shot, Dimensional, Circle Die

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SC576-Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch Challenge

SUPPLIES (All Papertrey Ink Unless Otherwise Noted)

Stamp Sets
Sweet Love (hearts on pink panel), Second Helping Sunshine and Bowl of Sunshine

Ink
Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist, True Black

Paper
Homespun Gingham 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT), Lovely Lady Card Stock and White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow)

Accessories
Second Helping Sunshine ad Bowl of Sunshine Dies, Bic Mark It Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker (Pink Flamingo), Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black/White Twine (The Twinery), Zutter 1/2" Corner Rounder, Rub On (Text - SU), Score Tape, Big Shot

Monday, January 18, 2016

Matchbook Valentines

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #237:  Matchbook Valentines

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets
Heart Prints and Happy Hearts

Ink
Pure Poppy and True Black

Paper
Pure Poppy Card Stock

Accessories
Small White Doily, White Seam Binding, Red Checked Washi Tape, Staples, Heart Print Die, Big Shot Machine

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Isabella 2016

If anyone can tell me how I take a photo of a card that has acetate without getting reflections of the camera or other light sources, I would love to know.

SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets
Little Princess (text), Ballerina Beauty

Ink
Going Grey, Mellow Moss, Lemon Tart, True Black and Cameo Coral

Paper
Cameo Corral and White Linen (Fresh Snow) Card Stocks and Unknown Designer Paper

Accessories
Simply Framed Die, Acetate, White Doily, Sequins, White Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Creamy Caramel Stampin Write, Peach Perfect Bic Pen. Copic Sketch Neutral (for blending), Big Shot

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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SUPPLIES

Stamp Sets
Fabulous Frames (Polka Dot Pattern), Heart-2-Heart #1, and Latte Love

Ink
Cameo Coral, True Black and Enchanted Evening

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow) and Cameo Coral Card Stock as well as Patterned Paper from the 2015 Stamp A Faire Kit

Accessories
Heart-2-Heart Die, Large Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot Machine, White Pen, Dimensionals, Maggie Holmes Ephemera Circle With Heart in Middle