Sweet Treats + Big Ice Cream Cone + Bold Borders Shine // Featured Post

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

Hey all! I’m up for a featured post and I am alllllllllll about the ice cream today! 😉

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

How adorable is this set, you guys?! I’m dying over here. I knew right away I wanted to make a monster of an ice cream cone (inspired by the giant eyes of my children at our local creamery) and I wanted as many flavors/colors as possible on my cone!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

And this card of course had to use the “here’s the scoop” sentiment and I embossed it in black to make it pop on top of all the colors.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

And finally, I popped that whole panel up on top of the latest gorgeous bold borders dies. These border dies are so much fun and really take your card up a notch.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

My second card really shows off the Bold Borders die and you can see exactly why it’s called “Shine.” I used Vintage Jadeite cardstock (which reminds me of a sorbet color).

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

The sentiment is an offset in Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

And finally this ice cream cone was created using the faux sprinkles from the previously released Shakers and Sprinkles set (still available! click link below!). I covered the whole scoop in the sprinkles and I LOVE how it turned out! 🙂

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

And last but not least I used the Big Ice Cream Cone die to create this modern ice cream card.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

I created the black watercolor stripes for a bold background and to accent the sentiment.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sweet treats big ice cream cone die bold borders shine

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We will see you all the rest of this week for more fun new product introductions!

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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 Featured Post // Year of Psalms: October

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

And just like that it’s Papertrey release week again!! First off, a huge thank you to Julie, Lizzie, and everyone who joined us for the very first Release Party Live! Event when launching Betsy’s latest Make It Market Kit. It was such a blast!!

Second, I wanted to let you all know that I have been crazy sick on and off for like 3 weeks and now I’m fighting a sinus infection, so if you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so quiet on the platforms, I am just trying to get my family through each day right now haha. I’ll be back in good shape soon though I’m sure!

Alrighty!! Onto the fun! I am pleased to be able to showcase the latest Year of Psalms set with you today and this first card may be my ultimate fave.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

I obviously went for a very clean and simple vibe and I honestly couldn’t be happier with it. The twine wrapped around the holly adds some earthiness and the holly itself is the perfect pop of color.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

I decided to only use part of the sentiment because I thought it worked perfectly by itself and helped add to the simplistic design.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

My next card is super simple as well as a perfectly flat card!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

I used the tree from the newest Traveler’s Journal: December set to create the large tree by spritzing the stamp with water before pressing directly onto watercolor paper. Let those water bubbles work for you! As they dry, you get a beautiful texture.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

For my last card I put together a much less simple design. I wanted the tag to act as a faux present feel and I think the Folded Tag Die gave it the perfect amount of movement.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

The sentiments are split up so the first one is the focal point and the second one makes the perfect background texture by repeatedly stamping in a soft, subtle color.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink year of psalms PTI Christmas Wonderland Kit

So that’s all for me today! Thank you SO much for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you soon! *wink wink*

Xo, Stephanie

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CardMaker Mag // Gift Tag & Card Set

by Stephanie Gold for CardMaker Magazine and Papertrey Ink

Hello loves! I am on the CardMaker Magazine Blog today with a fun coordinating gift tag and card! Check it out please and thank you!!!!! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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