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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Good morning internet friends!! I am always excited for the 8th of the month because I get to share some really fun Travelers Journal projects with you! Heather, Andi, Amy, and I all have lots of fun up our sleeves so be sure to start HERE and check it all out.  🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

Today we are discussing the Page Blank Booklets and I put together a gift to show you one way you can use these inserts all on their own. For starters, I decided to remove the kraft cardstock and leave the cover simply light and white to show you how versatile these booklets truly are.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

By leaving off the cover (made with a separate die), I allowed for a smaller book to be made. This adds many options for giving and packaging the gift and even storing it… but I’ll get to more on that in another feature 😉 I am using florals and polka dots throughout my journal with a set color scheme to keep it consistent and cohesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

I used one photograph per page spread and did zero layering on those specific pages to keep the journal relatively flat. I left my texturing and embellishing to the opposite sides where I could really have fun with the journaling aspect of my project.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

By using the actual booklet pages as my base, I am able to keep a light and consistent feel to my interior pages as well. The texture on the Page Blank Booklet papers are so beautiful (I think its linen?) that they can really add so much just on their own. This made for an easy way to add simple stamping and journaling while still giving off a very full, interesting page spread.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

This is one of my favorite layouts. 🙂 I incorporated multiple stamp sets that had similar sentiment vibes as well as using some of the Travelers Journal: Adventure stamps on almost every page. I distressed the stamps a bit to add an even more unique look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope you all are enjoying this new feature and give it a go! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Hello again and welcome!! I wanted to start this post out by saying a massive thank you to all of you. It’s been a whirlwind of a start with Papertrey and really wonderful. You have all been so kind and supportive and I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am! Alrighty… let’s get on to today then… 2015’s set You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon:

You've Been Framed: Hexagon Mini Stamp SetPapertrey Ink - You've Been Framed: Hexagon Die

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

This set is so much fun to work with. The way the die cuts a thin outline allows for so many opportunities to mix and match pieces and create different designs. I also adore how the shape of the hexagon can be transformed into a really masculine design very easily or a very feminine design as well.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

My first card is created by repeatedly stamping flowers on my card base and then layering the thin Hexagon frame on top. I kept the colors light and neutral for an airy feel.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

THANK YOU HEXAGON CARD:

STAMPS: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Beautiful Brushstrokes

DIES: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon

INK: Smokey Grey, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold

PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Soft Stone

OTHER: Natural Twine

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

My second card used Polka Dot Basics on Aqua Mist cardstock to create a pattern paper effect for the top of the Hexagon. I stamped the inside of the Hexagon in Soft Stone for a subtle texture and accented the entire card with a bit of grey paint splatters.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

HEXAGON HELLO CARD:

STAMPS: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Rosie Posie, Polka Dot Basics

DIES: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Rosie Posie

INK: Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Black

PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Soft Stone

OTHER: Grey Watercolor, Seam Binding

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Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it’s your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole’s blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!

Thank you for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey everyone! Continuing on with my resolution to begin entering card making challenges, I have my entry into the Seize The Birthday Challenge: “Anything Goes”!

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I seriously love flowers. I think I put flowers on all of my birthday cards haha. Be sure to check out the other entries of this challenge because there are some very beautiful cards to see! Have a wonderful weekend and check out some of my other card making challenge entries here.  🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Hi there! I have a couple more cards to show you today using Papertrey Ink’s Beautiful Brushstrokes kit (I’m a little obsessed). The first card (above) I tried to make as flat as I could so it would be an easy
mailer. The black polka dot background is one of the pattern papers from
the kit and the flower and hello sentiment was stamped using the
included stamp sets (yes, multiple stamp sets… seriously love this
kit).

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For the second card I made (below), I stamped the leaves onto a piece of canvas paper and attached it to my card base. I put a few pieces of the polka washi tape in the center and adhered the stamped sentiment on top using dimensional adhesive.

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I tried to keep each of these cards pretty simple and I liked how they turned out!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Stephanie 🙂