Good morning internet friends!! I am always excited for the 8th of the month because I get to share some really fun Travelers Journal projects with you! Heather, Andi, Amy, and I all have lots of fun up our sleeves so be sure to start HERE and check it all out.  🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

Today we are discussing the Page Blank Booklets and I put together a gift to show you one way you can use these inserts all on their own. For starters, I decided to remove the kraft cardstock and leave the cover simply light and white to show you how versatile these booklets truly are.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

By leaving off the cover (made with a separate die), I allowed for a smaller book to be made. This adds many options for giving and packaging the gift and even storing it… but I’ll get to more on that in another feature 😉 I am using florals and polka dots throughout my journal with a set color scheme to keep it consistent and cohesive.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

I used one photograph per page spread and did zero layering on those specific pages to keep the journal relatively flat. I left my texturing and embellishing to the opposite sides where I could really have fun with the journaling aspect of my project.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

By using the actual booklet pages as my base, I am able to keep a light and consistent feel to my interior pages as well. The texture on the Page Blank Booklet papers are so beautiful (I think its linen?) that they can really add so much just on their own. This made for an easy way to add simple stamping and journaling while still giving off a very full, interesting page spread.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

This is one of my favorite layouts. 🙂 I incorporated multiple stamp sets that had similar sentiment vibes as well as using some of the Travelers Journal: Adventure stamps on almost every page. I distressed the stamps a bit to add an even more unique look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope you all are enjoying this new feature and give it a go! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Alrighty! I’m back with ROUND 2 of my Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit: Don’t Forget to Write posts! Here are the next 2 cards I whipped out with this baby!

by Stephanie Gold - Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Don't Forget to Write - Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold - Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Don't Forget to Write - Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold - Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Don't Forget to Write - Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold - Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Don't Forget to Write - Golden Simplicity

So I have been pairing this kit with the PTI stamp set “Phrases and Praises” which I also love. (heart eyes!!) Please forgive my photos lately. It seems the lighting has changed for the season and I need to adjust my photography times!

Well I hope you are having a wonderful week! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

***Edited to correct the name of the stamp set: A Cheerful Heart.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink - rosie posie - phrases and praises - goldensimplicity.com

Hello dear web friends!! I don’t share a lot of personal posts but here and there I will give you a little update on my sweet family and the happenings in our lives and mine. Well one thing you may not know about me is that I make cards like the ones I am sharing with you today, and I donate them to our family’s church. I love this so much. It is so much fun to make cards that I can merely donate and that I know will be going towards people I know and love. 🙂 Today I have 2 coordinating cards to show you using Papertrey Ink A Cheerful Heart stamp set as well as Rosie Posie.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink - rosie posie - phrases and praises - goldensimplicity.com

I painted little white polka dots that are very subtle in person and give the sentiment strip a bit of added texture.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink - rosie posie - phrases and praises - goldensimplicity.com

I love how the colors of the large flower pop off the white background on this one.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink - rosie posie - phrases and praises - goldensimplicity.com

A Cheerful Heart is one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets. There are many beautifully laid out verses that truly touch my heart and hopefully the hearts of the recipients. I’m all about spreading the love!! 🙂 Here is another set of cards I made for our church. Have a wonderful day guys!

Xo, Stephanie

Hey everyone! This is my second blog post for today, check out my first one with a couple simple birthday cards here. 🙂

One of my 2016 New Years Resolutions (I know, some of you might think they are pointless or dumb hehe) is to start entering card making challenges! So today is my entry into CASology’s Week 179: Simple challenge. Here it is:

stephanie gold - casology challenge entry - papertrey ink phrases and praises stamp - goldensimplicity.com

This was a really fun  CASology challenge for me because I typically find myself adding mountains of layers on my cards, so trying to pair everything down and just get to the heart of it was definitely a welcomed challenge. 🙂

stephanie gold - casology challenge entry - papertrey ink phrases and praises stamp - goldensimplicity.com

What do you think? Also, be sure to take a look at the other entries submitted. There are some seriously talented CAS card makers out there. Much love!

Xo, Stephanie