Happy Birthday!

Hi all! Today I have a card for you using some of the Papertrey Ink dies from last week and Studio Calico’s May card kit, Camelot. I have probably said this before, but some of the papers in this month’s SC kit were my favorite. The rustic white wood and the yellow floral… AMAZING. AND we got some delicious pattern vellum too! Paper heaven. 🙂

Here is a quick card I made up the other day. >>

The sentiment and die cuts are from Papertrey Ink’s Embellished Elegance stamp and die sets. All of the papers are from Studio Calico. The little gem stones are from a previous Studio Calico card kit. The ink is from Hero Arts. Everything is adhered together with dimensional adhesive and the vellum is attached only underneath the die cuts so it doesn’t show through.

Thanks for stopping by! Studio Calico’s reveal is tonight so go check out their latest kit and add-ons! Papertrey Ink has a new release on the 15th of each month and they are usually amazing. 😉

Have a great week!


Gimme That!

Hi there! I’m back with a Gimme That! post this week and today I am focusing on Papertrey Ink’s coordinating dies and stamps. The set I am using is called Embellished Elegance and you can find the stamp set here and the die set here. Let’s dive in!


The stamp sets are awesome. They have so many pieces to layer and create endless combinations that will all undoubtedly be beautiful. I have used this set a bunch by now and the stamps all work great each time.

I. Love. These. Dies. My goodness! These cuts come out perfect every time and they have these gorgeous subtle rounded edges that I can’t live without anymore (hopefully I will overcome this…). Hands down, my favorite dies I have used so far. (Which isn’t many yet… I am a beginner after all!)


I had some trouble getting these in the mail. They got lost and went all over the place in the mail and I got a little frustrated with customer service for not helping me out that much (although they were always kind). But in the end, my product finally came and I’m in love with it so I’ll definitely be back.

The back of the stamp sets have a loose and thin plastic covering that I don’t prefer. You’ve probably seen this same backing on other stamp sets (I know I have) but still, not my fave. They do however come in little clear boxes which make my day. 🙂

So not a lot to complain about!! I am obsessed and I think you should be too. 😉 Check out their latest releases here. Here are a couple cards (I made mountains with this set but I didn’t photograph a lot of them) that I made with these. >>

I was using up scraps to make this card and I threw in a couple leaves cut with the dies from this set to add a little something extra. Also, side note, I got a real life sewing machine (I can’t believe I even said that) and I’m practicing still, so cards like this are perfect because my lines don’t go exactly straight yet… understatement haha.

For this one I wanted a super feminine, little bit fancy birthday greeting card. The ink is also from Papertrey Ink (sweet blush) and it’s a little more noticeable in person but definitely keeps that softness. I layered the patterned vellum underneath (from a Studio Calico card kit) and strung together cuts made from the die set.

This last one (excuse the photo… last minute, late night variety) I used two of the die cuts and adhered them to glitter paper. I heat embossed the sentiment from Technique Tuesday in white.

I’ll be back with more photos from some of the cards that I actually created floral stamped die cut arrangements soon. This set is just the bees knees.

Thanks for stopping by!