Throwback Thursday // Counting My Blessings

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink! Today, Betsy, Melissa Phillips and I are revising the Counting My Blessings stamps and die set.

бледно-желтый, бордовый, вишневый, коричневый, красный, оранжевый, оттенки желтого, оттенки осени, палитра для осени, подбор цвета, подбор цвета для осени, фиолетовый, шафрановый, яркий красный.

I used this color scheme as inspiration for my card, coordinating the Papertrey colors: Royal Velvet, Amethyst Allure, Scarlett Jewel, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold. Obviously the colors aren’t a complete match but they are similar enough to where the color scheme still works. If you are ever in need of some color inspiration, don’t be shy to search them up on Pinterest!! There are so many out there that are sure to lend some spark for your imagination.

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I used the colors on the border from Seasonal Borders: Autumn and coordinated the sentiments above and below (from Counting My Blessings).

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink throwback thursday counting my blessings

I kept my background relatively light by cutting the Stitched Cover Plate from Rustic White card stock and layering it atop Bitty Big: Kraft. All together I think it turned out just lovely and festive.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I will see you soon with this month’s new release!! 😉

Xo, Stephanie

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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.

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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

Fairy Tale Christmas // Papertrey Ink Christmas Kit

Hey all! It’s officially that time of year when we all get giddy over the release of Betsy’s Christmas kit! This years is so sweet and homey it’s something you will love to create with and definitely love to giveaway. Let’s go ahead and check out some of the projects.

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Starting off with my favorite type of creation… a card! I used a mixture of the pattern papers, stamps and dies to create all of the different elements on this card. The snow the kids are stepping on is made from tiny sparkly beads which is also included in the kit!

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I decided to emboss the Santa sleigh in glittered gold for a whimsical feel and kept my color pattern simple and airy.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

The penguins and florals are actually die cut from pre printed papers so if you are in a hurry, you can make something special in a flash, or do as I did here and combine them with stamped pieces as well.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

My second projects comes in the form of a tag.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

This tag is created using multiple dies from the kit cutting whites, soft stones, and golds. The paste on the tag is actually Nuvo gold mousse which is also included!!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

I adhered faux snow around the circular cutout for a fun and fluffy touch.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

My final project is a light up ornament!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

Betsy cleverly designed these kits to have multiple interactive elements that you can combine or use separately. In this ornament I used the baubles to create a fun shaker center that also had a clear background so you can light the lights up behind it as well.

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The deer. The squirrel. The mushroom. Gahhhhhh

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

I used some of the red ribbon to create the ornament holder and it fit perfectly into the box so it’s neat and tidy.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink fairy tale christmas kit betsy veldman

The kit comes with multiple shaker inserts (faux snow, sequins, beads, etc) and even those adorable little door knockers so your fairy tale books have the perfect openings. Pair them with the included magnets for an easy open, yet very secure, box.

Thank you all SO much for stopping by. I hope all of the projects shared today have gotten your creative juices ready and make you want to join in on all of the Fairy Tale Christmas fun!

Kits go live on the web site October 1st at 10PM ET! Happy shopping!

Xo, Stephanie

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Poinsettia & Pine Mini Kit + Seasonal Borders: Winter + Penned Elegance: Christmas

Hello all and welcome to the final day of Papertrey Ink’s September countdown! How are you wishlists looking so far?! 😉

We have a MINI kit for you from Betsy Veldman to share today as well as a beautiful Christmas edition of Jennifer Campbell’s Penned Elegance. And last but definitely not least is the Winter edition of Betsy’s Seasonal Borders series. You ready?!

I’m starting off with the clean and simple Christmas card I made using one of my favorite holiday sentiments (and songs), “O Holy Night” from the Penned Elegance set.

I didn’t create the entire border on my card but simply used the accent pieces and stamps to make a beautiful pop of color with subtle background snowflakes for the perfect understated card.

As for the Poinsettia and Pine kit, I wanted to show a beautiful more masculine way to create a gift so I kept my color choices to blues and greens with a hint of Honey Nut. 🙂 The Honey Nut accent is actually a die from Lizzie’s Ornament Stitching set releasing tomorrow!

Simple and layered, this package looks classy and festive, and still took very little time to put together. I hope all of you really enjoy working with it because it makes creating gift packages during a very busy season, that much more stress free.

Well, that’s it for this release! I can not WAIT to see all the beautiful projects you create with this month’s goodies!!! And of course, don’t forget that Betsy’s annual Christmas kit is coming soon! Until next time. Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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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.

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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.

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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! 😉

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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.

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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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