Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

Hellooooo again dear crafty friends! I am THRILLED to finally show you this month’s Corner Adorner by my lovely lovely friend, Lizzie Jones. Christmas lights you guys… Christmas lights…

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

For this project I am using the old fashioned larger bulbs, which I heat embossed in gold glitter, in the larger formation… but I used this set on a different project you will see another day that showcases the smaller formation with the newer light bulbs in colors… they are just SO CUTE.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

I really wanted to show off the beauty in this set so I made the background of this card in Smokey Shadow and used the Pierced Feature Frame as a subtle accent. I’m obsessed with this set.

So for another way you can all use the incredible Bold Borders series, I trimmed a piece off to layer the bottom of a tag with. Don’t be scared to move these suckers around, trim them, overlap them, and just get creative! They don’t need to be used as borders every time and I think you will really enjoy thinking out of the box with them.

The latest in Betsy Veldman’s Words to Live By series is Joyful. The fonts are adorable as usual and the sentiments are simply perfect. This series is an always must have that will brighten your stash and add something different to your sentiments on every card.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink Words to Live By: Joyful + Bold Borders: Yuletide + Pierced Feature Frames: Oval + Corner Adorner: September

Alrighty friends… I am SOOOOOOOO excited to share what I have in store for you tomorrow! I truly hope to see you then!

Xo, Stephanie

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Seasonal Borders + Shape Shifters + Words to Live By + Text & Texture

It’s day 3 of Papertrey Ink’s August release and today we have some lovely Autumn themed products for you. πŸ™‚

Starting off I have a card featuring predominantly fall themed products, but I wanted to show you a way to use them a little bit different so you don’t feel like you only can use them one season per year!

I went with a monochromatic color scheme using greys and blacks for my leaves on the card base. The shape shifters is so beautiful, but I wanted to show it off in a way that doesn’t create a focal point so I left it all white and accented my sentiment with a big pop of color. And of course… a little twine to finish it off… you know me. πŸ˜‰

The next Text and Texture from Betsy Veldman is, Leaves! She did such a beautiful job designing a background stamp that almost creates a rubbing feel. I used a couple different greens on my background and kept the front of my card nice and simple.

Thanks for stopping by! Much love all.

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Transformation Tuesday // Papertrey Ink

Hey friends! Welcome to another fun edition to Papertrey Ink’s Transformation Tuesday series! Today I am sharing a card I made from the most recent Papertrey release and how I changed it up and transformed it into something new!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink transformation tuesday orchid expressions words to live by inspire pierced feature frames

The card on the right is my original card. The Pinefeather cardstock background is so beautiful, but I tend to lean more towards lighter colors, so I decided to go back in for a redo!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink transformation tuesday orchid expressions words to live by inspire pierced feature frames

Since I liked my original layout and design, I kept it the same for the most part. I switched up the outside frame and made it a different color from my inside panel and I decided to make my orchid colors pop more.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink transformation tuesday orchid expressions words to live by inspire pierced feature frames

I also went with more matching colors for the background repeated sentiment and the die cut focal sentiment, as opposed to the quite different, black and chartreuse, in the original. Anyone else still fawning over the new Weathervane grey??? I’m obsessed. It goes with everything. πŸ™‚

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink transformation tuesday orchid expressions words to live by inspire pierced feature frames

By using a white panel in the background instead of a matching Spring Moss panel, the repeated sentiment pops more and creates added texture and interest behind the focal point. This draws the eye in and that orchid locks it down! πŸ˜‰

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink transformation tuesday orchid expressions words to live by inspire pierced feature frames

Thank you so much for stopping by! For my last Transformation Tuesday, see here.

Is there a card in your stash you think could benefit from a little transformation?? Don’t wait until next Tuesday, give it a shot now and be sure to enter the contest on the Papertrey Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store. πŸ™‚

That’s it for me today! I can’t wait to see your newest creations! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Botanical Bounty 2

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

Welcome welcome! Today for Papertrey Ink’s release we are talking all about the second edition of Jennifer Campbell’s gorgeous floral collection, Botanical Bounty 2.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

Jennifer has done it again and made even more beautiful flowers. For this rainbow card I used some additional ink on a paintbrush and made some outlines around the edges for a more distinct detail.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

And who doesn’t love a good rainbow???

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

A good tip for this technique is to use an ink color two shades darker than your flower for the outline color.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

You all know I am all about the light and airy cards. For this one I used my favorite technique of spraying the ink on the stamp before pressing it to the paper. It gives such a soft look and blends ink colors seamlessly.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

For a fun added detail, I punched small holes around the bottom of my floral bunch and tied twine through them. I thought it turned out so cute!

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

That pattern strip in the background is the newest Bitty Big, Tropical Teal.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

For my final project I really want to show off all the stamps together. I used a wholeeeeee bunch of different ones from the set in coordinating colors to create this beautiful background.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

The tag is made from Harvest Gold Bitty Big and the background color is in Berry Sorbet. It adds such a nice pop of color for a truly springy card.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink botanical bounty 2

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed everything I created today! Much love all.

Xo, Stephanie

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Words to Live By: Laugh + How Are You Today

Welcome back to another day of an awesome Papertrey Ink release week! Today I am showcasing the latest from the Words To Live By series… Laugh… as well as a brand new set from Rebecca Luminarias called How Are You Today?

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

I first created a background using a tone on tone of Autumn Rose flowers with the outlines in black. I used coordinating cardstock colors from the (SUPER high quality, if you haven’t tried it yet) Perfect Match collection.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

And how CUTE is that sentiment?!! I LOVE it!!! The flower in this set is so darling and there are actually a lot of different pairings you can use to make a whole bunch of different flowers.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

For the inside of my card I played off the front sentiment and used the “you make me laugh” from the Words to Live By set.

by stephanie gold for papertrey ink how are you today words to live by laugh betsy veldman rebecca luminarias

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another amazingly beautiful set you will love πŸ˜‰

Xo, Stephanie

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