Words to Live By: Laugh + How Are You Today

Welcome back to another day of an awesome Papertrey Ink release week! Today I am showcasing the latest from the Words To Live By series… Laugh… as well as a brand new set from Rebecca Luminarias called How Are You Today?

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

I first created a background using a tone on tone of Autumn Rose flowers with the outlines in black. I used coordinating cardstock colors from the (SUPER high quality, if you haven’t tried it yet) Perfect Match collection.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

And how CUTE is that sentiment?!! I LOVE it!!! The flower in this set is so darling and there are actually a lot of different pairings you can use to make a whole bunch of different flowers.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

For the inside of my card I played off the front sentiment and used the “you make me laugh” from the Words to Live By set.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another amazingly beautiful set you will love 😉

Xo, Stephanie

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Salt Air: Flora, Fauna, + Sentiments // Papertrey Ink

It’s that time again!! Welcome to Papertrey Ink’s monthly release where we share some gorgeous new products with you that will all be available for purchase on June 15th at 10PM ET.

Today we are showcasing a few sets by Betsy Veldman that are sure to make your summer hearts happy! Introducing, Salt Air: Flora, Salt Air: Fauna, and Salt Air: Sentiments.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Salt Air Flora Fauna Sentiments Betsy Veldman

Now despite this entire collection being friggin adorable, I couldn’t BELIEVE those sweet little faces Betsy made for all the animals! (!!!!!!!!!!!)

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Salt Air Flora Fauna Sentiments Betsy Veldman

I tied in the Tropical Teal on the seahorses with a strip from the newest Bitty Big pattern papers, and brought out the black in the sentiment by adding black paint splatters.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Salt Air Flora Fauna Sentiments Betsy Veldman

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Salt Air Flora Fauna Sentiments Betsy Veldman

Don’t they just make you happy??

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to check out what we have planned for you all week long! Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Tips for New Card Makers + Simple Impressions Kit by Betsy Veldman

Helloooooooooo!!!!! Are you ready to make some friends into new stampers?? Well get ready for the ultimate gift for a newbie card maker! Betsy has put together the essentials for anyone who is interested in learning to make cards and she did it in typical Betsy fashion… beautifully.

But not only did Bets put together a kit, she is also making the stamp set available for purchase separately AND you can buy a coordinating die set separately as well.

Let’s dive into the projects already!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

My first card is showing off how you can use just the stamps and the dies if you don’t get the full kit. I created a little rainbow of candles alongside the right edge and accented them with some popped up balloons. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

Some black and white twine is the perfect way to tie in the black from the sentiment.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

And now for a fun way to use the kit contents!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

I put together two variations of the same card to show you how you can easily take what you made using this beginner’s kit, and move it into different products you either have already, or may be interested in buying.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

This first card is nothing but kit. I stamped the flowers out using colors you receive with the kit, placed them on top of one of the pattern papers, and accented the card with some included sequins. Beautiful right? And so simple! (If there are uber beginners out there who would like a step by step for this card, let me know!)

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

So now that you have made a beautiful card that you are proud of (and should be!!), make it again! But switch just a couple details up. You already have the confidence to make a card you know is attractive, so try some different colors! Try a pattern paper instead of a solid. Add in a piece of colored cardstock like this gorgeous new grey (DID YOU SEE THE NAME ANNOUNCEMENT YET?! I’m obsessed…).

By taking one design that you already know works and changing it up ever so slightly here and there, you will get a ton of practice creating. You will begin mastering stamping a bit and gain even more confidence in your abilities. Once you are satisfied, move on to another design and do it again! Not only will you be a pro card maker in no time, but you will also have a nice stash of cards on hand to reach for when you need one. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Betsy Veldman Simple Impressions Kit

All new products will be available on the Papertrey Ink web site at 10PM Eastern on April 15th. Happy shopping!

Xo, Stephanie

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Papertrey Ink Featured Post // Fence Line Spring + Noted Simply Stitched

Hello again! It’s Day 2 of Papertrey Ink’s April release and we have more fun Betsy Veldman goodies for you today! Introducing Fence Line Spring and Noted Simply Stitched dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

I had to pair this adorable fence with the Farmers Market Florals in at least one card today, aren’t they just perfect for each other?!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

The Noted dies are perfect for adding some structure to a uniquely shaped card as well.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

My next project was really fun… I created an arbor by using two of the fences (or cutting one in half depending on the size you want) with a trimmed Gatsby Glamour frame. I wanted to create an outdoor wedding scene but it would be fun to use this idea to create a garden scene as well!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

The sentiment and banner are from the previously released Choose Joy stamp set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

And finally, some Simply Chartreuse for you. 😉

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

I used multiple dies from the Noted set to create a frame for a fun little spring scene.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

Those rain boots get me every time. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink fence line spring noted simply stitched dies

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will see you again tomorrow. Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Papertrey Ink // Text & Texture Agate + Geode Layer Dies + Glorious Globes April + Sentiment Staples Congratulations

Another month, another Papertrey release! Are you all ready for the next few days filled with incredible paper crafting inspiration?! I sure am 😉 Let’s dive in!

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

My first project is showcasing Betsy Veldman’s new sets… Geode Layer Dies and Text and Texture Agate stamps. This particular card was so fun to put together because my sweet daughter LOVES collecting “special” rocks. We can’t take this girl anywhere without her finding something cool on the ground and her begging to take it home to wash it. She’s just the cutest.

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

My color inspiration came from this image I found on Pinterest…

I used little bits from the Shaker and Sprinkles kit to create the crystals in the center. 🙂

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

My next project is showing off the latest from Lizzie Jones… her monthly Glorious Globes April as well as Sentiment Staples Congratulations.

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

I took this set in a bit of a different direction this time by turning one of the circles into a floral focal point. It’s accents are created with Circle Scribbles dies and Doodlie Do coordinating dies.

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

That’s it for me today! I will see you all back here again tomorrow. Much love.

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