Throwback Thursday // Splat

Hey there folks!! Welcome to this week’s Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink! Today we are revisiting the stamp set Splat.

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The rougher edges of these circular stamps made me think they were perfect for an artsy card. After stamping onto watercolor paper, I added water to each circle with a paintbrush and let it drip down the front of the card.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Splat throwback thursday

Give it some time to dry and then add a few black paint splatters to hammer that artsy look home. The twine ties in the black color for consistency.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Splat throwback thursday

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Throwback Thursday! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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 // 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 πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ™‚

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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Corner Adorner: February + Sentiment Staples: Birthday

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Welcome to Day 2 of the release countdown with Papertrey Ink! I am so happy to be here with you all to help showcase another couple of lovely new sets this month. πŸ™‚ Today I am featuring Corner Adorner: February + Sentiment Staples: Birthday.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink corner adorner february sentiment staples birthday

I created this card using a bit of a grunge mix of colors. I love how they end up looking when all the colors blend together. It has a relaxed feel to it that I appreciate. πŸ™‚ The sentiment was created by first generation stamping the “sending you sunshine” from corner adorner and then using a deconstructed happy birthday sentiment popped up on top of that.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink corner adorner february sentiment staples birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by! Looking forward to showing you the rest of the release!! πŸ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Featured Post // Confetti Sentiments + Mix & Mat: Confetti

It’s the last day of Papertrey Ink’s Release Week Countdown! Make sure you stop by the Papertrey Team Blog to see all the new projects from the DT! πŸ˜‰

Today we are introducing Confetti Sentiments and Mix & Mat: Confetti.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

My first project is an envelope made from striped vellum with a gatefold card made from the Mix & Mat die inside.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

My second project shows a more dramatic approach with color.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

The sentiment and accents are embossed on a dark background for maximum effect.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

And my last project shows a light an airy card for the clean and simples out there. πŸ˜‰

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

I used the center of the Mix & Mat die to create a stencil out of thick cardstock and then used texture paste to add a bit of a snow effect.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Confetti Sentiments Mix & Mat Confetti

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