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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Say it Simply: You & Yours + Sweet Stitching

Well helloooooooooo there crafty friends! Today is the kickoff of Papertrey Ink’s September release countdown and boy oh boyyyyyyy do we have a lineup for you this month!! I am SO excited to show you all we have in store for you, but today just a few items. ๐Ÿ˜‰

stephanie gold for papertrey ink say it simply you and yours sweet stitching

The lovely Dawn McVey designed the products I’m showcasing for you today starting with the incredible, Sweet Stitching stamp set and impression plate. I stamped my card base first in five different colors creating a little pattern and then ran it through my Vagabond with the impression plate afterwords.

The sentiment is the latest in Dawn’s series, Say it Simply, and this one is called You & Yours. I cut mine from 4 pieces of Soft Stone cardstock and layered them to create a chipboard effect. I love the light and airy feel this card finished with.

stephanie gold for papertrey ink say it simply you and yours sweet stitching

Thank you all so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all this week for nonstop crafty goodness you will definitely not want to miss!

Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Throwback Thursday // Splat

Hey there folks!! Welcome to this week’s Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink! Today we are revisiting the stamp set Splat.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Splat throwback thursday

The rougher edges of these circular stamps made me think they were perfect for an artsy card. After stamping onto watercolor paper, I added water to each circle with a paintbrush and let it drip down the front of the card.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Splat throwback thursday

Give it some time to dry and then add a few black paint splatters to hammer that artsy look home. The twine ties in the black color for consistency.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Splat throwback thursday

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Throwback Thursday! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie

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Forest Floor + Fence Line + Bold Borders

Today is all about new releases in a series! We are exploring fun ways to use the latest editions in the Forest Floor, Fence Line, and Bold Borders stamp die series.

Starting off with the new Bold Borders and Fence Line. I die cut two separate Bold Borders and laid them down in opposite directions. This gave those beautiful leaves a chance to sit about each other as opposed to simply on top ofย  one another, and show off two different, beautiful cardstock colors.

I chose to use just a few of the accent pieces from the Fence Line set as a way to bring in more fall colors, but truly let the dies from Bold Borders take the lead. Also, I’m obsessed with those teeny tiny birds. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mushrooms!!!! Lizzie made the cutesttttttttttt little mushrooms for this season’s Forest Floor set so obviously I had to stamp them a bunch of times. I went with a clean and simple design for this set, opting to let the images create dimension by masking them off before stamping, and keep the card as flat as possible.

They are just so cute (and after I stamped them in red I keep picturing Toad from Mario lol… I don’t know why, but I digress…) I wanted the sentiment to stay tiny so I built one out of a few of the smaller stamps and kept them deconstructed in my design.

You all ready to shop tomorrow?! It’s going to be a great one so be sure to get your cart ready tomorrow the 15th at 10pm ET, on Papertrey Ink’s web site!

I hope you enjoyed everything from this release and I will see you all again before you know it ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving + Frame It Out: Many Blessings

Welcome to Day 4! Who is loving the new products so far? Didn’t the Product Designers knock it out of the park? (As per usual… but I’m biased lol). Let’s keep the momentum going!

I have one card for you today showcasing the beautiful new set, Frame It Out: Many Blessings. I dry embossed the die from this set directly onto my card base and heat embossed over top using white embossing powder. The “blessings” sentiment is created using black embossing powder and the sweet mini sentiment is from Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving.

I love how nice and simple this card turned out.

Tomorrow is Day 5 and you won’t want to miss it!!

Xo, Stephanie

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