Seasonal Borders + Shape Shifters + Words to Live By + Text & Texture

It’s day 3 of Papertrey Ink’s August release and today we have some lovely Autumn themed products for you. 🙂

Starting off I have a card featuring predominantly fall themed products, but I wanted to show you a way to use them a little bit different so you don’t feel like you only can use them one season per year!

I went with a monochromatic color scheme using greys and blacks for my leaves on the card base. The shape shifters is so beautiful, but I wanted to show it off in a way that doesn’t create a focal point so I left it all white and accented my sentiment with a big pop of color. And of course… a little twine to finish it off… you know me. 😉

The next Text and Texture from Betsy Veldman is, Leaves! She did such a beautiful job designing a background stamp that almost creates a rubbing feel. I used a couple different greens on my background and kept the front of my card nice and simple.

Thanks for stopping by! Much love all.

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Papertrey Ink // Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2007

Hey everyone! I am SUPER excited to share my very first Papertrey Ink post with you today!! We are celebrating PTI over the years this month and today is all about 2007! I am working with the gorgeous Beautiful Blooms set below:

The Vault - Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set

For my project I created an almost one layer card. 🙂 I started by stamping those big beautiful branches of leaves in Limeade Ice and accenting them with Simply Chartreuse dotted leaves. One of my favorite things about this set is the added whimsy that the dotted accents and the outlines provide. It totally brings this set to a whole new level and completely increases it’s usability.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Beautiful Blooms

My sentiment is stamped on a piece of Soft Stone cardstock and adhered with dimensional adhesive. I love accenting cards with rainstones because they add so much interest to a project without distracting from your overall focal design. 🙂 And seriously… how fun are those flowers?! It amazes me how fresh and on trend this set is when it was created in 07! <3

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Beautiful Blooms

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Beautiful Blooms


STAMPS: Beautiful Blooms

INK: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening

PAPER: Soft Stone Cardstock

OTHER: Rainstones


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!

Much love dear crafters!

Xo, Stephanie

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Giveaway Winner & a Surprise!!!


Oh man… I’m starting to think you guys like Papertrey as much as I do!! So let’s start off with the SURPRISE! You all were so awesome with this giveaway that I decided to make it a double! That’s right… I’m now going to be giving away TWO $50 gift certificates to Papertrey Ink. I’ve randomly selected two winners and they are…

  1. @creatingjoyfully
  2. @rahzicrafts

Congratulations!!! Winners, send me an email at with your address and I will get your certificates out ASAP.

Everyone else, thank you SO MUCH for participating. That was too much fun not to do again, so keep an eye out. Let me know in the comments where you would like to see a gift certificate for next time or if there is any one product you would love to win. 🙂

Thanks again, friends! Much love!!

Xo, Stephanie

$50 Papertrey Ink Giveaway

Papertrey Ink Giveaway

Hey guys!!! November is sort of known for Thanksgiving and being grateful (in the US) & I have been feeling so thankful for all of my new followers and the awesome creative people I have been meeting lately. I decided I need to show some gratitude and what better way to do that than to have a giveaway?!?!!

Papertrey Ink is one of my absolute favorite online crafty stores and I use their products in almost every thing I make, so it was an easy choice to make a Papertrey Ink giveaway. I know you will love them, if you don’t already. 🙂

Here are the super simple details:

Follow my Instagram page & tag some friends in the comments section of my giveaway post (one tag per comment please, but comment as much as you’d like!; only comments on the giveaway IG post will be entered). The more people you tag, the more chances to win! A randomly selected winner will be chosen on Friday, November 13th.

So get to taggin’ friends! I can’t wait to see who wins!! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie