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.

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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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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. 🙂 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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Ombre Sentiments Thinking of You + Pierced Feature Frames + Glorious Globes July

Welcome to another release day at Papertrey Ink! We have some super fun new products to share with you today from Dawn McVey and Lizzie Jones.

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Kicking things off is the card I made using July’s Glorious Globes set. One of the things I have really loved about Lizzie’s Globes series is all the nature she incorporates into many of the globes. From flowers to leaves, they always make me happy to look at and play with.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink glorious globes july

This month’s may be one of my favorite sets so far and I had a ton of fun creating this card that didn’t even use them in the intended globe format.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink ombre sentiments pierced feature frames

For my next project I really took the Ombre idea to heart. I used three different ink colors and blended them together on my stamp before pressing to the paper. The repeat stamping made for a fun background/sentiment and I used the Pierced Feature Frames dies in Melon Berry to bring in more color from the sentiments.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink ombre sentiments pierced feature frames

That’s it for me today! I’ll see you back here tomorrow 😉

Xo, Stephanie

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Kit N Caboodle + Shape Shifters Square 2 + Sentiment Staples Thinking of You

Hey all! Do we have a treat for you today! Lizzie Jones has and ADORABLE new set called Kit N Caboodle and it. is. darling.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink kit n caboodle lizzie jones

I created a purely clean and simple card for this set and I tried to make the kitty peeking out look just like mine. I have a kitten named Gypsy and she’s a torti so I mixed blacks, browns, and tans to create the color.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink kit n caboodle lizzie jones

Here’s a picture of my kitty for you guys. 🙂 I made a scrapbook page about her a while ago haha. I love her.

by stephanie gold for clique kits scrapbook page kitten

We also have a new Sentiment Staples and a new Shape Shifters for you today!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink shape shifters square 2 sentiment staples thinking of you

I used the Shape Shifters square die to cut 4 times right next to each other and then turned it on it’s side to make a diamond. I layered it over top of some of the new Bitty Big Berry Sorbet and used some black paint splatters to compliment the sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow 😉

Xo, Stephanie

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