Oh my goodness all. I am THRILLED to be able to participate in this incredible blog hop. My Sweet Petunia was exceptionally generous with us Unity ladies and we hope we can show off the MISTI and Unity products to their best abilities!!

Also, don’t forget to leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop!! This will enter you into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner’s choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. More details below. Let’s get to my project!

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company & MISTI

I created this card using the 2 step flower stamp from Unity called You Are This. I adore the sentiment in this kit as well but I went with a sympathy sentiment from another kit for this particular card.

To create the flower I began by using my Mini MISTI and stamping the 2 step flower petals and leaves. I chose different inks for each stamp (for a total of 4 inks) to really accentuate the extra details.

The added detail in the 2nd step of the flower is so beautiful and distressed that it gives the perfect amount of imperfection for your design. Angie Blom did an incredible job designing this image.

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company & MISTI

The leaves around my flower are from the Peace, Courage & Memories kit which is also where I got my sentiment “with sympathy.”

by Stephanie Gold for Unity Stamp Company & MISTI

To enter to WIN >> Please leave a comment by May 30th at noon central time to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

Here is the list of designers participating today. I know it’s a big group but trust me, we have TONS of projects to inspire you. πŸ™‚

Much love and happy crafting friends!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey everyone! It’s the beginning of new releases at Papertrey Ink and today I have a featured post for you showcasing the latest from the Ways To Say series: Sympathy.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

I started by heat embossing my sentiment onto vellum in black powder. I stamped an additional sentiment over and over onto a die cut butterfly to create some texture and add color. To create a two-tone look, I layered a white die cut over kraft cardstock with dimensional adhesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To prevent warping when heat embossing vellum, let your heat gun get really hot for about 30 seconds before you start embossing. This will help limit the time it takes to melt the embossing powder.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy
Ink: Versamark, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum
Dies: Horizontal Stripes Cover Plate, Life is Beautiful Dies
Other: Natural Twine, Black Embossing Powder

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For sympathy cards, I tend to lean towards nature themed, monotones, and ultra simplistic designs. My next card shows off a bit of each of those.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To create texture without bulk, dry embossing is a great technique as well. Here I used an embossing folder directly onto the card base and layered on top it. To add even more interest, I stamped an additional sentiment right on top of my stamped flower.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Paper: Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
Dies: With Sympathy, Gran’s Garden Dies
Others: Floral Embossing Folder

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

And finally, a gold embossed frame with black and gold embossed flowers. There is something about the sentiment at the bottom of this card that feels so genuine to me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s something I would naturally say or what, but I really love it.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

After die cutting the fun frames die, I rubbed Versamark directly onto the cut piece and then embossed the entire thing. This is a great alternative if you don’t happen to have a color you would prefer in cardstock.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Beautiful Brushstrokes
Ink: Versamark, Black
Paper: Stampers Select White
Dies: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Fun Frames Dies
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, White String Twine

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Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects as well as the new products released! Have a wonderful day!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey friends! Steph here with another monthly Traveler’s Journal Feature with Papertrey Ink. Today we are showcasing a brand new die collection called Traveler’s Journal: Accessories. I am building onto the album I started in last month’s feature – if you are interested in that post, you can find it here. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

The great selection of shapes and sizes and truly makes this die collection versatile and a must have. I went back in with the album I am creating as a gift and added to many of the pages I had already put together. In addition, I used the dies to make even more pages for this album.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

I LOVE how easy these dies make it to add pattern and specialty papers to your albums.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

And this frame!!! Eek!! I can never have enough frame dies but this one is perfect to use as a subtle accent as well as to frame a photo. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

I hole punched through an entire page of my album to string together a couple of these fun tags.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

And finally, here is this awesome pocket die – which I am exceptionally happy about because I am always trying to make pockets and this worked sooooo much easier. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

I have more to show you as I wrap up this album so stay tuned in the next couple months for the next Travelers Journal Features! πŸ™‚ And don’t forget, all new Papertrey products go on sale on the 15th of the month. Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

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It’s a party ya’ll!!! Reverse Confetti is celebrating 4 wonderful crafty years and I am so grateful to be able to participate in their FIRST of 4 days worth of fun and their Countdown to Confetti!! The CardMaker Magazine ladies are joining the RC team and together we have some incredible projects to share with you!!

by Stephanie Gold for Reverse Confetti CardMaker Magazine

I have the pleasure of working with the Think Pink stamp set and these flamingos are too too cute! When I saw the “hey there, beautiful” sentiment, I already knew what I was going to do – tutu that mingo. πŸ˜‰

by Stephanie Gold for Reverse Confetti CardMaker Magazine

The background of the card is made using a light grey cardstock and a grey ink on top. I repeatedly stamped the sun image as well as the decorative “dots” that were originally made for the flamingo’s wings. Together I think they added a bit of muted paradise to help frame my tutu’d friend.

by Stephanie Gold for Reverse Confetti CardMaker Magazine

Well my dears, you have ONE more stop on this hop and that is the CardMaker Magazine Blog. If you happened to get lost or want to start back at the beginning go ahead and click HERE to start back at the Reverse Confetti Blog. Thank you SO very much for stopping by! Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Today is the last day of full product reveals before everything goes live in the Neat & Tangled store tomorrow! Woo hoo! Have you enjoyed the release so far??

by Stephanie Gold for Neat & Tangled Succulent Cover Plate

The thin lines on this succulent are so lovely that I really wanted to double them up. I used two beautiful green cardstocks and overlapped them for a fun netting look. They are adhered to the card base using staples only so the pieces can move about freely and add texture and movement to the design.

by Stephanie Gold for Neat & Tangled Succulent Cover Plate

by Stephanie Gold for Neat & Tangled Succulent Cover Plate

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog for today’s full reveal and leave a comment for your chance to win the Succulent Cover Plate!Β  πŸ™‚

Remember all new products will go live for purchase in the shop TOMORROW Friday, May 5 at 8am EST! Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜‰

Xo, Stephanie

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