Winter Window + Blooming Amaryllis + Say It Simply: Merry & Bright

Hey all! Today we have Winter Window by Lizzie Jones, as well as Say it Simply: Merry & Bright and Blooming Amaryllis by Dawn McVey.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink winter window say it simply merry and bright blooming amaryllis

Starting off with Winter Window, Lizzie did such an incredible job designing this set. There are so many options for making the window festive, warm and inviting, and even nice and chilly!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink winter window say it simply merry and bright blooming amaryllis

And a little scenery for looking out the window? She really thought of everything.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink winter window say it simply merry and bright blooming amaryllis

Dawn has some truly beautiful new florals out this month that you will see in a variety of colors from the design team. When combined with this lovely holiday sentiment, you are sure to have a quick yet impressive card on your hands.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink winter window say it simply merry and bright blooming amaryllis

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie

Warm & Fuzzy + Sentiment Staples: Season’s Greetings + Corner Adorner: October + Shape Shifters: Square 3

Welcome to day 2 of Papertrey Ink’s October release!! Today’s products are some of my favorite series that are released each month and I hope I show you why!

Starting off with Corner Adorner: October which has quickly become one of my all time favorite series. This month has a beautiful bow with bells and the sweet and simple “Deck the halls” sentiment.

I created a block in the background of my card using the Sentiment Staples set. The card is finished off with a few black paint splatters.

Warm and Fuzzy is the sweet and cozy stamp set that’s out this month and it comes with many options for different socks and mittens you can put together. I paired mine with the embossing die from Betsy’s Shape Shifters Square 3 this month which I used to create an argyle pattern.

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow!

Xo, Stephanie

Sending Joy + Folded Pocket Tag Die // Featured Post

Welcome to Papertrey’s October release week! We have a super fun line up of products for you this month and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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For my first project I created a tag using the Folded Pocket Tag Die by Lizzie Jones and the Sending Joy set by Kimberly Crawford.

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I loveee the pattern strip Kim included in her stamp set. Its so much fun to use and add interest to your projects.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

My next project is a card I made using the Folded Pocket Tag Dies to create a window.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

I stamped the large “joy” on the inside of my card and accented the front with more images from the set.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

And for my last project I created a gift card holder. I repeatedly stamped “joy” all over my base and used pattern paper and ribbons to finish it off.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink sending joy folded pocket tag die

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you all tomorrow!

Xo, Stephanie

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

Hellooooo again dear crafty friends! I am THRILLED to finally show you this month’s Corner Adorner by my lovely lovely friend, Lizzie Jones. Christmas lights you guys… Christmas lights…

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

For this project I am using the old fashioned larger bulbs, which I heat embossed in gold glitter, in the larger formation… but I used this set on a different project you will see another day that showcases the smaller formation with the newer light bulbs in colors… they are just SO CUTE.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

I really wanted to show off the beauty in this set so I made the background of this card in Smokey Shadow and used the Pierced Feature Frame as a subtle accent. I’m obsessed with this set.

So for another way you can all use the incredible Bold Borders series, I trimmed a piece off to layer the bottom of a tag with. Don’t be scared to move these suckers around, trim them, overlap them, and just get creative! They don’t need to be used as borders every time and I think you will really enjoy thinking out of the box with them.

The latest in Betsy Veldman’s Words to Live By series is Joyful. The fonts are adorable as usual and the sentiments are simply perfect. This series is an always must have that will brighten your stash and add something different to your sentiments on every card.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

Alrighty friends… I am SOOOOOOOO excited to share what I have in store for you tomorrow! I truly hope to see you then!

Xo, Stephanie

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