Welcome to Day 1 of Papertrey Ink’s Release Week Countdown! We have some really great things in store for you so make sure you stop by the Papertrey Team Blog to see it all! 😉

Today we are introducing Fiesta Flag: Birthday along with Stencil Basics: Diamonds.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

I used Texture Paste to create the white embossed diamond background on the card and featured bright colors to create the birthday scene on top.

The flag I made was inspired by this pin HERE.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Fiesta Flag Birthday Stencil Basics Diamonds

We are also introducing the new Hinged Gift Card Box as well as the latest Quoted: Friendship sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

The tag is made using one of the dies from the gift box set with the sentiment from the Quoted stamp set on the back.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

The box is die cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock and stamped with the stripes from the Quoted stamp set for a fun striped look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Hinged Gift Card Box Quoted: Friendship

Be sure to check us out all week for more info on the upcoming January release which is live on the Papertrey web site January 15th at 10PM ET. And join Lizzie, Julie and I on our FB Release Party Live right before on the 15th at 9PM ET. Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

Helloooooo all! I am SO honored to be a part of this year’s Advent Extravaganza and felt insanely blessed when I got Taheerah’s message (she’s just the best, isn’t she?!) AND to top it off, my sponsor for today is one of my favorites!!! Lil Inker Designs ya’ll!! This company is incredible and after having the honor of designing for them last year, I am exceptionally grateful to be back using their products again. 🙂 So let’s get to it!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

I created this light and airy Christmas card by first adding texture to the card base using the Lil Inker Designs Stitched Quatrefoil Cover Up Die. Next I added a piece of vellum with the “NOEL” (from the Filled Christmas Tree Stamps) stamped repeatedly across it in cream. I used my Tiny Attacher to adhere the vellum so it would flow at the bottom.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The main sentiment is from the All The Christmas You’ll Ever Need 2 set.

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

The card is finished off with some Natural Twine and red and white striped curling ribbon (from the Papertrey Ink Wonderland Kit).

by Stephanie Gold for Advent Extravaganza Lil Inker Designs

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [sponsor’s name] so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
Merry Christmas!
Xo, Stephanie

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Well friends, today is the last day of the December Papertrey Countdown! Are your shopping lists ready?? We have a few more products to show you and then don’t forget the Release Party Live is the 15th immediately before the Papertrey release goes live!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

Today we are showcasing the latest Keep It Simple… Brighter Days as well as this adorable new set, Stuck On You. I used the brighter days stamp to create little corners in the top left and bottom right of my card base and layered some vellum over top for a softer effect.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

The hearts are die cut with felt and the band aid (SOOOO CUTE!!!!) is created with white and melon berry cardstock. The xoxo die is cut through Bitty Big: True Black.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Stuck on You Keep It Simple Brighter Days

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other projects on the Papertrey Team Blog HERE ! And don’t forget to join us for the Release Party Live, December 15th at 9PM ET here! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Hello Papertrey loving friends! Today is my turn for a featured post and I am showcasing the Fun Lovin stamps and dies as well as the Matchbook die collection.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

These matchbook dies are the PERFECT Valentine’s size. They have so many coordinating options too that you could seriously create completely different looks each time you made one.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

I love the idea of adding it to the front of a card too for a little something special. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

For a much more masculine Valentine, I created a large red stripe in the top panel of my card by repeat sentiment stamping. I die cut the center and created a window and stamped the big, bold, black sunglasses underneath.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

And for my last project, I went bright and sunny with the color combination.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

To create the chevron pattern, I stamped the ice cream cone bottom over and over. The tone on tone hearts add a subtle extra bit of texture and the pink hearts pop off the background.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

Multiple colors of twine add the finishing touch.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other projects on the Papertrey Team Blog HERE !

Xo, Stephanie

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It’s day 3!!! How much are you loving all of the new products that have been released so far?? Well today we are focusing on some new editions in our current series. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

Starting off with the Year of Psalms series, here we have December! I used the new Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores and Soft Stone to accent the card and the newest Edgers Dies from Dawn McVey called Round Off.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

For the next in the Quoted series we have Honeycomb which coordinates perfectly with the newest Stencil Basics: Hexagon.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

Here’s a better look at the stencils ^^^ I added a flower from Farmers Market and stamped the little bee right on top. The plaid strip is from the new Bitty Big: Kraft.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other projects on the Papertrey Team Blog HERE !

Xo, Stephanie

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