Welcome to Day 1 of Papertrey Ink’s Release Week Countdown! We have some really great things in store for you so make sure you stop by the Papertrey Team Blog to see it all! 😉

Today we are introducing Fiesta Flag: Birthday along with Stencil Basics: Diamonds.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

I used Texture Paste to create the white embossed diamond background on the card and featured bright colors to create the birthday scene on top.

The flag I made was inspired by this pin HERE.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

We are also introducing the new Hinged Gift Card Box as well as the latest Quoted: Friendship sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

The tag is made using one of the dies from the gift box set with the sentiment from the Quoted stamp set on the back.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

The box is die cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock and stamped with the stripes from the Quoted stamp set for a fun striped look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

Be sure to check us out all week for more info on the upcoming January release which is live on the Papertrey web site January 15th at 10PM ET. And join Lizzie, Julie and I on our FB Release Party Live right before on the 15th at 9PM ET. Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

Hey friends! It’s the first Travelers Journal post of the New Year but the last of the Papertrey season! Today we are talking about how to use sketches in your travelers notebooks. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Above you see 6 different sketches that you can use for your Papertrey travelers journals. For my first layout I chose the middle-left one.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

I used the left page to decorate and have a little fun with, and the right side for my image, title, and any journaling I wanted to add.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Sketches can be interpreted in so many different ways and are a great technique to use when you are just getting started, need a little inspiration, or even if you are dying to finish an album in a short amount of time.

My second layout uses the bottom-right sketch.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

I actually sliced my photo on the left into fours to add a bit of a mosaic/tiled feel while still using just one image.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

And then the right side of my layout is used for decoration, title, and journaling.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

These are just two examples but you could honestly make an entire mini album or travelers journal based on these 6 sketches alone!!! And don’t be afraid to use your own previous layouts as inspiration for new layouts you will be creating. Your very own sketch inspirations. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Thanks so much for stopping by! Can’t wait to share this month’s Papertrey release with you all! 😉

Xo, Stephanie

Hey all! Today is Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink and I am so excited to show you the project I made for today. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday phrase play 9

I created a card with coordinating gift box using mainly JUST the Phrase Play #9 stamp and die set. By running the die through multiple times in different colors, you create different colored snowflakes and sentiment strips with ease. I went with traditional Christmas colors but you could use any colors you’d like!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday phrase play 9

By using the Bitty Big: Soft Stone in the large plaid, I added extra texture and interest in the gift box. And to keep things coordinated, I stamped on the card using the Soft Stone Ink as well.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday phrase play 9

I tried to make it easier to see in this picture but the “greetings” sentiment strip has a background stamped purely in Soft Stone “treats” to tie in the Soft Stone color. I also ran the card base through with the Woodgrain Metal Stencil for added texture on my card.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday phrase play 9

The “WINTER” sentiment is backed with vellum and popped up with multiple layers of foam tape. The vellum adds just enough fade so you can’t see the adhesive underneath (this helps so you don’t have to get super picky in adhesive placement). 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink throwback thursday phrase play 9

That’s it for me today!! Do you like putting together coordinating cards and gift boxes?? I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Helloooooo all! I am SO honored to be a part of this year’s Advent Extravaganza and felt insanely blessed when I got Taheerah’s message (she’s just the best, isn’t she?!) AND to top it off, my sponsor for today is one of my favorites!!! Lil Inker Designs ya’ll!! This company is incredible and after having the honor of designing for them last year, I am exceptionally grateful to be back using their products again. 🙂 So let’s get to it!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

I created this light and airy Christmas card by first adding texture to the card base using the Lil Inker Designs Stitched Quatrefoil Cover Up Die. Next I added a piece of vellum with the “NOEL” (from the Filled Christmas Tree Stamps) stamped repeatedly across it in cream. I used my Tiny Attacher to adhere the vellum so it would flow at the bottom.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The main sentiment is from the All The Christmas You’ll Ever Need 2 set.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The card is finished off with some Natural Twine and red and white striped curling ribbon (from the Papertrey Ink Wonderland Kit).

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [sponsor’s name] so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
Merry Christmas!
Xo, Stephanie

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Well friends, today is the last day of the December Papertrey Countdown! Are your shopping lists ready?? We have a few more products to show you and then don’t forget the Release Party Live is the 15th immediately before the Papertrey release goes live!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

Today we are showcasing the latest Keep It Simple… Brighter Days as well as this adorable new set, Stuck On You. I used the brighter days stamp to create little corners in the top left and bottom right of my card base and layered some vellum over top for a softer effect.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

The hearts are die cut with felt and the band aid (SOOOO CUTE!!!!) is created with white and melon berry cardstock. The xoxo die is cut through Bitty Big: True Black.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other projects on the Papertrey Team Blog HERE ! And don’t forget to join us for the Release Party Live, December 15th at 9PM ET here! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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