Hey everyone! It’s the beginning of new releases at Papertrey Ink and today I have a featured post for you showcasing the latest from the Ways To Say series: Sympathy.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

I started by heat embossing my sentiment onto vellum in black powder. I stamped an additional sentiment over and over onto a die cut butterfly to create some texture and add color. To create a two-tone look, I layered a white die cut over kraft cardstock with dimensional adhesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To prevent warping when heat embossing vellum, let your heat gun get really hot for about 30 seconds before you start embossing. This will help limit the time it takes to melt the embossing powder.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy
Ink: Versamark, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum
Dies: Horizontal Stripes Cover Plate, Life is Beautiful Dies
Other: Natural Twine, Black Embossing Powder

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For sympathy cards, I tend to lean towards nature themed, monotones, and ultra simplistic designs. My next card shows off a bit of each of those.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

To create texture without bulk, dry embossing is a great technique as well. Here I used an embossing folder directly onto the card base and layered on top it. To add even more interest, I stamped an additional sentiment right on top of my stamped flower.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Paper: Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
Dies: With Sympathy, Gran’s Garden Dies
Others: Floral Embossing Folder

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

And finally, a gold embossed frame with black and gold embossed flowers. There is something about the sentiment at the bottom of this card that feels so genuine to me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s something I would naturally say or what, but I really love it.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

After die cutting the fun frames die, I rubbed Versamark directly onto the cut piece and then embossed the entire thing. This is a great alternative if you don’t happen to have a color you would prefer in cardstock.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink ways to say sympathy card

Supplies:

Stamps: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Beautiful Brushstrokes
Ink: Versamark, Black
Paper: Stampers Select White
Dies: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Fun Frames Dies
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, White String Twine

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Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my projects as well as the new products released! Have a wonderful day!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey friends! Last time we celebrated a birthday I struggled with making a mountain of thank you cards (because I don’t like buying them when I can make them myself!!). I wanted to make a simple thank you card that was easy to duplicate so I could easily bang out 20 of them, but still be beautiful and make someone smile. So this is what I came up with! It’s a simple card with a little bit of stamping and a sweet Ali Edwards handwritten script stamp. It was basic enough to be able to make a lot of them quickly, but still be lovely to convey how grateful I am to the recipient.

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What do you do when you have a lot of thank you’s to give? Do you make them yourself or buy a set from a store?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey there friends! I put together a couple grateful cards to send out thanks for some awesome volunteers that I work with at our church. I wanted the cards to be very happy and colorful and fun, so I started with this floral background stamp. I used a few different colors and rock n’ rolled them together to create a blended look. I made a couple different versions of the same card.

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I die cut some butterflies out of white cardstock and vellum with Papertrey Ink’s Life Is Beautiful die set and accented them with a few enamel dots.

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The sentiment is stamped in black with Mama Elephant’s Many Thanks stamp set and is popped up with a bit of dimensional adhesive.

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Why don’t we all give out a grateful card today? 🙂 Have a great week everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

Hi there! I’m back with two cards that I made today focusing on condolences. I had to make these at the same time and decided to keep them similar.

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For the first one, I embossed the sentiment in silver and used some Studio Calico pattern paper (my favorite ones!!) layered underneath the die cut frame. I embellished with a white butterfly and some gems from a past SC card kit.

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For this second card I switched out the pattern paper, used different colored gems, and stamped the sentiment in smokey gray.

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Making subtle changes but keeping the design the same, made these cards very quick and easy to create. The only plus side in making condolence cards for me, is hoping they put a smile on someone’s face.

Hoping you all have a WONDERFUL day!

Stephanie

Hey hey hey! Today I have a card to show you using a brand new set I got from Papertrey Ink (I think I’m officially obsessed with their products). This stamp set and coordinating die set are called Life is Beautiful which you can find here. I first fell in love with these because of the butterfly die cuts, but the sentiments that go along with them are just amazing.

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I made this card for my best friend’s birthday and the sentiment I chose was spot on for this girl. The pattern paper behind the stripes (made with a cover plate also from PTI – found here) as well as the beautiful coral cardstock, enamel dots, and patterned vellum are from Studio Calico. The white paper is stamper’s select from PTI and I used black Hero Arts ink for stamping. **Tip: when stamping on vellum, make sure you let it dry completely. It takes longer to dry than standard paper and cardstock.

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Be sure to check out the rest of the positive sentiments you can put together with this stamp set. They will be sure to brighten your day. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie