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!

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

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.

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

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! πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚

Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Winter Fox + Text & Texture: Wood Slices + Sending You Comfort + Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window

Welcome to the second day of the Papertrey Ink September release countdown! How did you like everything we shared with you yesterday? Are you ready for even more fun and adorableness today??! (totally a word…)

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Winter Fox + Text & Texture: Wood Slices + Sending You Comfort + Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window

Starting out with Winter Fox by Heather Nichols and Text and Texture: Wood Slices by Betsy Veldman! This little fox is so. dang. cute. I was so excited to work with him! I blended a couple different colors together to get the red I really wanted for his fur and I love how he turned out.

I chose to create the wood slices in Soft Stone on Soft Stone for a really subtle texture in the back. It’s a little more prominent in person but still very soft. πŸ™‚ And those greys… Weathervane ya’ll!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Winter Fox + Text & Texture: Wood Slices + Sending You Comfort + Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window

Next up is an interesting combination of a brand new sympathy stamp set called Sending You Comfort by Kimberly Crawford… and a new window die for the previously released Hinged Gift Card Box called Christmas Window, by Lizzie Jones.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Winter Fox + Text & Texture: Wood Slices + Sending You Comfort + Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window

I decided to create a card with these combos and I’m showcasing the “So Very Merry” sentiment die from Lizzie’s set. The other die says “From Santa” and is SO CUTE!!! You will love both of these. They will look adorable on tags too!!! Not just cards and gift boxes! So definitely don’t write this one off if you don’t have the coordinating box die yet.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Winter Fox + Text & Texture: Wood Slices + Sending You Comfort + Hinged Gift Card Box: Christmas Window

I hope you have loved all of the products showcased today! Stay tuned for every more loveliness tomorrow! See you then!

Xo, Stephanie

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Yellow Sunshine + Bold Borders Prism + Banners & Pennants

Hey friends! Today is Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink July Release! Today we have some fun new products to share with you from Lizzie Jones, Heather Nichols, and Rebecca Luminarias.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink yellow sunshine bold borders prism lizzie jones rebecca luminarias

This card showcases the very unique and happy set Yellow Sunshine by Rebecca Luminarias. I decided to use this adorable sentiment and accent it with a rainbow and a few raindrops on the ends.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink yellow sunshine bold borders prism lizzie jones rebecca luminarias

The background has the Bold Borders Prism peaking through.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink yellow sunshine bold borders prism lizzie jones rebecca luminarias

I love the light and airy feel that came out from this!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink banners and pennants heather nichols

This next set by Heather Nichols really hit me in all the right places! I am not a big pennant person in general but you can use these sentiments for anythinggggggg. They are so dang cute and I’m OBSESSED with the compass and “go your own way” types of sentiments. Amazing.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink banners and pennants heather nichols

I definitely tend to do my own thing whether that’s good or not lol so I loved the message this card gave out.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink banners and pennants heather nichols

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow πŸ˜‰

Xo, Stephanie

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Papertrey Ink // Travelers Journal Feature

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s August already?! This year is FLYING by!! Today I have a Bullet Journal layout for you using the brand new set, Travelers Journal: Bullets, by Heather Nichols.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

I have always wanted to try bullet journaling but the perfectionist in me was too afraid to try. I mean have you seen the layouts on Pinterest?? They are PERFECT. So when I saw the new stamp set, I was SO HAPPY!!! It was the perfect way to make a journal like this work, even for someone who has shaky hands like me. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

For my first layout “bullet style” πŸ˜‰ I wanted to create a little checklist for beating some bad habits. I am a chronic, up all nighter (and not because I have insomnia), I am always anxiously picking at my nails, and leaving clean folded laundry in bins instead of putting it away… don’t judge me!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

For my first week I set my expectations by creating a “notes” section with everything all laid out. I think my favorite thing about this stamp set is the faux highlighter stripe… it’s so fun!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

The last thing I did was add a little motivational quote to keep me going. I love how easy it is to lay things out. It ends up looking so professional.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog for everyone else’s projects!

Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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Papertrey Ink Feature // Courage & Kindness, Ways to Say Thank You

Eeek! I am so thrilled to be here today with my very first new release Papertrey Ink Feature!! Today I am showcasing 2 brand new stamp sets, Courage and Kindness, and Ways to Say: Thank You, both designed by Heather Nichols.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

This first card really shows off the big beautiful script font in some of the sentiments from the Courage and Kindness set. I used the gorgeous florals to accent the message by layering them behind the frame and chose a fun blue/green color combination.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

BE STRONG & HAVE COURAGE

PAPER: Stampers Select White, Simply Chartreuse
INK: Enchanted Evening, Tropical Teal, Ripe Avocado, Black
STAMPS: Courage and Kindness
DIES: Courage and Kindness
OTHER: Gold clip, Natural Twine, Glossy Accents

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I really wanted to show off the versatility of the florals in this set so I decided to use a greyscale bouquet in the forefront of my next card, accenting with vibrant pops of color in the background. To make the card even more unique, I used a dark Smokey Shadow cardstock base to show off the color even more.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

IF YOU CAN BE ANYTHING, BE KIND

PAPER: Stampers Select White, Smokey Shadow, Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz
INK: Black, Smokey Shadow, Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbet
STAMPS: Courage and Kindness
DIES: Courage and Kindness, Horizontal Cover Plate

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And finally, I created a window with one of the dies and chose a repeated stamping technique to even more stress how much you can do with just two simple sets. I put together a folded tag card used as a hostess gift – which the Ways to Say: Thank You set is especially perfect for.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

THANK YOU

PAPER: Soft Stone, Stampers Select White, New Leaf
INK: Smokey Shadow, Black, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf
STAMPS: Courage and Kindness, Ways to Say: Thank You
DIES: Courage and Kindness, Ways to Say: Thank You, Don’t Forget To Write Kit
OTHER: Natural Twine

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So those are my projects for today’s first release post!! I hope you are enjoying the new format. Make sure to stop by Nichole’s blog to see what her and Dawn have cooked up for you with their new release products as well! πŸ™‚ Much love everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

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