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Happy Monday!! I have my very first Make It Monday Video on the Papertrey Ink Blog right now and it has a coordinating challenge to go with it! You can watch the video below but be sure to head over to Nichole’s blog to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink!

Have a great week!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hello again and welcome!! I wanted to start this post out by saying a massive thank you to all of you. It’s been a whirlwind of a start with Papertrey and really wonderful. You have all been so kind and supportive and I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am! Alrighty… let’s get on to today then… 2015’s set You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon:

You've Been Framed: Hexagon Mini Stamp SetPapertrey Ink - You've Been Framed: Hexagon Die

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

This set is so much fun to work with. The way the die cuts a thin outline allows for so many opportunities to mix and match pieces and create different designs. I also adore how the shape of the hexagon can be transformed into a really masculine design very easily or a very feminine design as well.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

My first card is created by repeatedly stamping flowers on my card base and then layering the thin Hexagon frame on top. I kept the colors light and neutral for an airy feel.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Beautiful Brushstrokes

THANK YOU HEXAGON CARD:

STAMPS: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Beautiful Brushstrokes

DIES: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon

INK: Smokey Grey, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold

PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Soft Stone

OTHER: Natural Twine

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

My second card used Polka Dot Basics on Aqua Mist cardstock to create a pattern paper effect for the top of the Hexagon. I stamped the inside of the Hexagon in Soft Stone for a subtle texture and accented the entire card with a bit of grey paint splatters.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team You've Been Framed Hexagon Rosie Posie

HEXAGON HELLO CARD:

STAMPS: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Rosie Posie, Polka Dot Basics

DIES: You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon, Rosie Posie

INK: Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Black

PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Soft Stone

OTHER: Grey Watercolor, Seam Binding

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Thank you for stopping by!

Xo, Stephanie

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So you may have noticed I have been making quite a few “matching” cards recently with a kraft version and a white version. I LOVE giving out cards and sending happy mail and I always need an extra one here and there so I started doubling up and making 2 at once. Today I have a couple cards with stamped floral frames.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

I can’t get enough of these Rosie Posie stamps from PTI. They are one of my favorites. So for these cards I used sympathy sentiments and kept them relatively simple.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

I used a masking technique to create the rectangle frame in the middle and other than the twine, they are one layer cards.

stephanie gold - papertrey ink rosie posie - stamped floral frames - goldensimplicity.com

Do you ever make multiple cards at once? Or do you prefer to make each card completely unique and individual? For a few more ideas on sympathy cards, check out some of my other posts here.

Hoping you have a wonderful week!

Xo, Stephanie

 

Hello dear blogland friends! I put together a couple floral cascade thank you cards the other day and I adore them oh so much. I whipped out the lovely Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie stamp set and used a thank you sentiment from an Ali Edwards set from a while back. I tried to keep the floral stamping simple and flat to bring a bit more attention to the sentiment and finished the cards off with a little twine bow.

stephanie gold - Papertrey Ink rosie posie stamp set - ali edwards thank you stamp - handmade stamped card - goldensimplicity.com

stephanie gold - Papertrey Ink rosie posie stamp set - ali edwards thank you stamp - handmade stamped card - goldensimplicity.com

Here is the second version using kraft cardstock and blue flowers. I added a sweet mini flower stamp to this one as well.

stephanie gold - Papertrey Ink rosie posie stamp set - ali edwards thank you stamp - handmade stamped card - goldensimplicity.com

stephanie gold - Papertrey Ink rosie posie stamp set - ali edwards thank you stamp - handmade stamped card - goldensimplicity.com

Thanks for stopping by & happy Monday!! Make it a good one. 😉

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