Hey everyone and happy day after Thanksgiving! Did you all stuff yourselves silly?? Take a nap? Hike?? 🙂 Hopefully you all had a wonderful day with family and friends.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Today for Papertrey Ink’s Design Team Tips, I wanted to show you all how I created the heart knot from one of the cards from the last release… pictured below.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

A TON of you wanted some help in achieving this knot and at the last Release Party Live I promised a how-to video… so this one’s for you!! 😉

Now for those of you who prefer more written instruction, below are a few steps to help you while following along with the video.

1 // Begin with your twine in an upside down U shape.

2 // Wrap the right piece underneath the left and lay it down. (Use a piece of washi to tape this piece down while practicing to prevent the pieces getting tangled and confused.)

3 // Wrap the bottom piece through the loop by starting underneath the bottom of the loop. This will create an upside down pretzel shape. (Use a piece of washi tape this piece down as well.)

4 // Using this same piece, wrap back through the loop going over, under, over.

5 // Now you are going to take this same piece and wrap it back around put it through the loop again going under, over, under, over.

6 // Remove your washi and gently pull your knot tight. (If you are using a tougher material like the natural twine, or like the braided ribbon I use in the video, you will need to mold it a bit until it’s tight and in the heart shape.)

That’s it! The more you do it, the easier it gets, I promise! Once the knot is created, you can put it on a card, Bible journal, or even a gift tag like the project I have put together for you below.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I used the magnificent new kit, Good Tidings, to create this gift bag and tag combo (I’m obsessed with this kit). I also wanted to show you how to change the color combination of this kit simply by adding the pink tag and knotted heart with the braided ribbon.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I connected 3 different tags together using twine, ribbon, and tulle along with an eyelet for a super textured and layered look. They are all free flowing tags too, so they have a ton of movement and are sure to catch the recipient’s eye.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this Design Team Tip and I can’t WAIT to see you all try out these heart knots!!! And please keep trying if you don’t get it on the first go! They are definitely a more tricky style. 😉

Much love all! See you next time!

Xo, Stephanie

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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!! 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 😉

Much love friends! Until next time…

Xo, Stephanie

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