Hi there! It’s STILL Papertrey release time (I have such a great time with these extended release periods!!) and today I have THREE projects for you using Initial Sentiments: Birthday, Ways to Say: Birthday, and Kay’s Critters: Cuddly Cat.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Initial Sentiments Birthday

For my first card I decided to attempt a fun cutout around the giant “HB” sentiment for a unique design. I lined the interior with Limeade Ice cardstock for a color pop and used the circular images to add to the sentiment.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Initial Sentiments Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STAMPS: Initial Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Black, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Limeade Ice

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Ways To Say Birthday Gathered Garden

My second card is one of my favorites from this release. I used the “birthday” die from the “happy birthday” die set to create a sentiment window but left it open to show the Hibiscus Burst cardstock show from underneath. The floral Gran’s Garden accents are the perfect focal point to counter the sentiment on top.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Ways To Say Birthday Gathered Garden

FLORAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STAMPS: Ways to Say: Birthday, Gran’s Garden
INK: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst
DIES: Happy Birthday, Gran’s Garden
OTHER: Natural Twine

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Kays Critters Cuddly Cats

For Kay’s Critters dies I found myself increasingly obsessed with my kitty, Gypsy. So much so that I decided to create her a little toy to go along with the gift tag I made. Unfortunately the polka dots that are stamped on the tag in Soft Stone are too subtle for most of my images, but they add the perfect amount of faux texture to my simple kitty tag. I have quite a few friends who have kitties and I love buying them little treats and toys so I will definitely be making more of these. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Kays Critters Cuddly Cats

I made the toy so it separates from the tag easily and can be played with right away! 🙂 I tested this one out with Gypsy and she’s a big fan. She also loves it when you dangle it from a stick hehe

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Kays Critters Cuddly Cats

KITTY TAG

STAMPS: Made With Love
INK: Soft Stone, Black
PAPER: Fine Linen, White, Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding
DIES: Kay’s Critters Cuddly Cat, Lovely Lace Mini Kit, Made With Love Tag Set #1
OTHER: Twine, Ribbon, Feathers, Bell

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If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by Nichole’s blog to see all of the other incredible creations from the Design Team. Have a wonderful week! Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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Oh my goodness, you guys!! I have been keeping this secret for so long and it has been SO HARD!!! I am SO very proud to announce that I am a new member of the Lil Inker Design Team!!!! (shrieking girly squeals of joy… don’t mind me…)

Stephanie Gold Golden Simplicity Lil Inker Designs

You should have arrived here from the super talented and lovely Chrissy Larson’s blog! I have been working all month getting new release projects ready for this hop (and I may have gotten a bit carried away) and I am so happy to share a few of them with you today!!

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Vintage flower stamps and dies and sentiments - Lil Inker Design Team

I thought I’d start out the hop using the Vintage Flower Stamps and Coordinating Dies! These flowers have so much detail, they are absolutely gorgeous! I used a teal ink to stamp the flowers and then wet a paint brush to blend the color in a bit. I used the same technique on the leaves with a green ink. The “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Vintage Label Sentiment Stamps and I made the background with Lil Inker’s Dotted Scallop Cover Up Die which is from a previous release.

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Vintage flower stamps and dies and sentiments - Lil Inker Design Team

I used the same techniques for this second card and finished it off with the Diamond Lace Cover Up Die (also from a previous release).

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Vintage flower stamps and dies and sentiments - Lil Inker Design Team

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Vintage flower stamps and dies and sentiments - Lil Inker Design Team

Aren’t those flower stamps beautiful?? For my last project today I made a little pillow box (I LOVE to use these as gift card holders because you can dress them up and make them so dang cute!!) and fancied it up for a nice gift for Mother’s Day or the like. I used the same Vintage Flower Stamp and Die sets and also the Vintage Label Sentiments and coordinating Die. I love this Label Sentiment set. You could use that baby on cards, on gifts as a gift tag, for scrapbooking, it is SO versatile.

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Vintage flower stamps and dies and sentiments - Lil Inker Design Team

The full release is live NOW and you can find it here!! Here are the full sets I showcased today and you will see plenty more over the next two days!

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Your next stop is the fabulous Sarah Jay’s blog!! But don’t forget to leave a comment on this post because there is a $15 Lil Inker gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky winner who comments along the way!!

Happy crafting friends!! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie