Hello again! Today is the last day of what I lovingly call Papertrey’s “Inspiration Week” and we are talking about the new Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers stamp set in addition to the Pen & Ink: Christmas set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers Pen and Ink Christmas

For the Cloche Winter Fillers I immediately fell in love with these adorable ornaments!! They are soooooo cute!! I went with a blue/green color combination and stacked them high in a simple cloche case on a kraft background. Aren’t they beautiful?

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers Pen and Ink Christmas

Now onto the Pen & Ink: Christmas set which was majorly delayed (but Lizzie and I happened to snag a couple sample sets while we were filming the release party) so there probably won’t be much on these today. However, they are as beautiful as ever and I will forever buy anything that’s created in this font!! πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers Pen and Ink Christmas

I went with a festive, layered look for this card. The sentiment is stamped on vellum and accented with some of the papers from the Wonderland kit. I still managed to keep things airy even with the bold red in the flowers and ribbon and I just love how it turned out!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers Pen and Ink Christmas

And of course that birch paper will always have a place in my heart so I had to put it right on top. πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers Pen and Ink Christmas

Thank you all so very much for joining me today!! I hope you have loved this release!! Please bear with us all as we continue to fine tune the release parties because they are going to be so much fun once we have… you know… sound and picture. πŸ˜‰

Much love friends! Until next time…

Xo, Stephanie

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink to the point edgers pen and ink snowflakes

Hey again!! Today I am focusing on the latest To The Point Edgers 2 Dies! I made this simple card by die cutting a little edger strip and layered it on the bottom of a white cardstock panel that was die cut with the same edger die.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink to the point edgers pen and ink snowflakes

The sentiment is from the new Pen & Ink stamp set and the bottom pattern paper is the new Dark Indigo Bitty Big. πŸ™‚ I also created a fun little winter embellishment by cutting a Silver White Winter die from Aqua Mist felt and layering a beaded wire wrapped in white string (from the Wonderland trimmings kit).

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink to the point edgers pen and ink snowflakes

Thanks so much for stopping by! We will be back again tomorrow with one more post of inspiration from this month’s release! See you then!

Xo, Stephanie

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Repeat Sentiment Stamping

Gooooood morning crafty friends! Steph here with my very first Design Team Tips with Papertrey Ink! I have a little technique to share with you today that is one of my go-to designs and can be a very beneficial approach to keep your back pocket. It’s called Repeat Sentiment Stamping and you may remember seeing it in multiple of my past designs.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

So why am I such a huge fan of this technique? Well for starters…

  1. It can add so much subtle texture to a card without adding a lot of bulk. From distressed sentiments, to tiny ones, giant block sentiments, to frilly script fonts, there is no end to the amount of different textures you can create simply by stamping one phrase repeatedly.
  2. It adds an immense versatility to your stamp sets (especially ones with small sentiments). A lot of people seem to think of sentiments as just that. A stamp that will convey a message, typically to be used once on a card or inside a card and then put back until the next card comes around. But it can do so much more!! Keep that baby out and experiment with how else you can use just one little stamp over and over.
  3. You can use any size sentiment and create completely different designs each time. There are also multiple ways you can repeat stamp sentiments. From overlapping, to creating shapes, depending on the size of the sentiment, there are endless ways to use this technique.

Let’s take a peek at some examples using this approach with large sentiments and small sentiments.

Small Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

For my first example I used a super small sentiment from the latest release, Circled Symbols. Small sentiments are very forgiving in that they don’t have to be stamped perfectly to achieve a fun book print type of design. I stamped the “so blessed to know you” sentiment on top of one of the tags from the Made With Love series and because it added so much interest, I left my card base simply white.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

Tip: Always make sure to offset the sentiments so they never line up perfectly – this layout is more pleasing to the eye.

Because the sentiment is so small and used more as a layer, you now have the freedom to use an additional sentiment with a larger font on top. I used the “I made this for you and prayed for you, too” from the Made With Love stamp set and then of course I finished my card off with one of the gorgeous flowers from the Gran’s Garden set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Circled Symbols, Gran’s Garden, Made With Love
INK: Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Black, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Made With Love Tags #1, Gran’s Garden Coordinating Dies
OTHER: White Twine

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Large Sentiments

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

The large “happy birthday” sentiment is from the Pen & Ink stamp set and it was so beautiful that I wanted to leave it on its own and let it shine. To accomplish this, I stamped it 3 times in different colors of ink. I LOVE how it came out in a graphic style. I added the small “happy” and “birthday” flags from the Initial Sentiments: Birthday set in black and accented the card with black paint splatters to ground the design and tie it all together.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips repeat sentiment stamping

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Initial Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Black, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf
PAPER: Stampers Select White
OTHER: Black Paint Splatter

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More Examples

Now considering this can be used in so many different ways, let me show you some past designs I have created using this design technique:

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink courage and kindness ways to say thank you

celebrate card set - goldensimplicity.com

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Circled Symbols

In a creative rut?

Before I let you go, I wanted to share how I use Repeat Sentiment Stamping to my advantage when I find myself in a creative “writer’s” block. If I am stumped, I place that sentiment stamp on my acrylic block and just stamp it over and over on scrap paper. I stamp it in a line, into a shape, in different colors, upside down and sideways. This shows me different ways it will look together and get my brain moving without structure.

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Well everyone, I really hope you have enjoyed this edition of Design Team Tips. Thank you so much for stopping by and let me know in the comments how you like to use this technique or if there is another one you would like me to cover in my next DTT post! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey there friends! More Papertrey Ink inspiration for you today and I am working with the gorgeous Pen & Ink set today!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Pen & Ink

I started this card off with an Ocean Tides card base. Next I die cut a couple of the lace details dies from the Mix & Mat: Scallops set and cut them apart into separate pieces. I used my Tiny Attacher to regroup them all in a different formation directly onto my card base. The staples allow the pieces to lift up and create extra texture and dimension on my card.

For the sentiment I heat embossed it in white first, and then restamped it in a translucent white off set to create a bit of a shadow effect. To add a little shine, I adhered a few Rainstones to finish the card off.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Pen & Ink

Check out Nichole’s blog for even more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie

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