Poinsettia & Pine Mini Kit + Seasonal Borders: Winter + Penned Elegance: Christmas

Hello all and welcome to the final day of Papertrey Ink’s September countdown! How are you wishlists looking so far?! 😉

We have a MINI kit for you from Betsy Veldman to share today as well as a beautiful Christmas edition of Jennifer Campbell’s Penned Elegance. And last but definitely not least is the Winter edition of Betsy’s Seasonal Borders series. You ready?!

I’m starting off with the clean and simple Christmas card I made using one of my favorite holiday sentiments (and songs), “O Holy Night” from the Penned Elegance set.

I didn’t create the entire border on my card but simply used the accent pieces and stamps to make a beautiful pop of color with subtle background snowflakes for the perfect understated card.

As for the Poinsettia and Pine kit, I wanted to show a beautiful more masculine way to create a gift so I kept my color choices to blues and greens with a hint of Honey Nut. 🙂 The Honey Nut accent is actually a die from Lizzie’s Ornament Stitching set releasing tomorrow!

Simple and layered, this package looks classy and festive, and still took very little time to put together. I hope all of you really enjoy working with it because it makes creating gift packages during a very busy season, that much more stress free.

Well, that’s it for this release! I can not WAIT to see all the beautiful projects you create with this month’s goodies!!! And of course, don’t forget that Betsy’s annual Christmas kit is coming soon! Until next time. Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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Dashing Through the Snow // Featured Post

Today is the day!!!!! I am SO excited to share this post with all of you. Betsy Veldman has done it again with her magical creations and I have 3 different projects to share with you all showing off some of her goodies.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

The first project I have for you is a 3D sleigh which I created in a vintage vibe. I used Smokey Shadow and True Black cardstock with a pop of Pure Poppy for a beautiful, old fashioned look.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

One of the main things I have to mention not only about this sleigh, but also about all of the other 3D dies that Bets’ has put together, is the fact that they are exceptionally simple to put together. Do not be dismayed if you open your dies and feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Just cut out all of your pieces (even in cheap cardstock for a mock up to feel more confident first) and start bending them at their seams. You will very quickly realize how natural they feel to create.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

The other thing I really wanted to point out about the sleigh in particular is the gorgeous details that Betsy has included. Use your metal shim for the delicate parts and they will cut like butter. These very simple projects look so spectacular and impressive when complete. They also take very little time so you will be sure to use them again and again throughout the holidays.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

The next 3D gift project I made was the Train! I wanted to do a more childlike presentation of this one so it felt more playful… also I was inspired but my littlest’s love of trains and of course… gingerbread!

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I used Pure Poppy Bitty Big and Kraft cardstock to create a gingerbread and peppermint feel and accented the train with white Puff Paint for some faux icing.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

Betsy has outdone herself with all of the details and added stamps for these dies – look at that smoke stack!!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

And to top this puppy off, she created a way to make it a little gift box, simply by lifting up the top of the back of the train.

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Such a genius that one…

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

And of course, there is the pickup truck. Now I fought off every urge I had to make a 3D version of this one for you because I LOVE trucks!!!! (Pat, I see you!) But I really wanted to show you how easily these can be made flat to put on cards as well so this one’s for you guys! 😉

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

The little lights from Lizzie’s latest Corner Adorner set are the perfect embellishment to the bed of the truck and I filled it up with some trees from Heather’s Winter Fox stamp set.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink dashing through the snow sleigh train pickup truck betsy veldman

So there you have it folks. I. Am. So. Excited. Once you get these dies, please, please, pleaseeeeeeee share what you make!!! I am way too thrilled about watching what you all have in store for these sets. 🙂

Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Say it Simply: You & Yours + Sweet Stitching

Well helloooooooooo there crafty friends! Today is the kickoff of Papertrey Ink’s September release countdown and boy oh boyyyyyyy do we have a lineup for you this month!! I am SO excited to show you all we have in store for you, but today just a few items. 😉

stephanie gold for papertrey ink say it simply you and yours sweet stitching

The lovely Dawn McVey designed the products I’m showcasing for you today starting with the incredible, Sweet Stitching stamp set and impression plate. I stamped my card base first in five different colors creating a little pattern and then ran it through my Vagabond with the impression plate afterwords.

The sentiment is the latest in Dawn’s series, Say it Simply, and this one is called You & Yours. I cut mine from 4 pieces of Soft Stone cardstock and layered them to create a chipboard effect. I love the light and airy feel this card finished with.

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Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all this week for nonstop crafty goodness you will definitely not want to miss!

Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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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Neat & Tangled // November Release

Hey friends! It’s Day 4 of the Neat and Tangled November Release Week! Today I have a sweet project for you today along a similar theme as yesterdays. 😉

by Stephanie Gold for Neat and Tangled Warm Winters Joyful Sentiments

So you see now… I continued on with the black and gold color scheme for this card and I’m OBSESSED. This is the new Warm Winters Scene Die and it’s so dang cute. I cut the entire piece from black cardstock and popped out all of the pieces. Then I went through and made sure each house had all of the windows popped out as well and then I spray painted all the houses and trees gold.

by Stephanie Gold for Neat and Tangled Warm Winters Joyful Sentiments

I placed each piece back inside it’s original hole when mounting it to the card front. I love the contrast. 🙂 And then some twine and a timeless sentiment from Joyful Sentiments finishes the card off.

by Stephanie Gold for Neat and Tangled Warm Winters Joyful Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Neat and Tangled Warm Winters Joyful Sentiments

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog for today’s full reveal of this set and leave a comment BELOW for your chance to win one!  🙂

Remember all new products will go live for purchase in the shop Friday, November 10th at 8am EST! Have a wonderful day!!!

Xo, Stephanie

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