Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Peonies On Parade, Paper Clippings & Inspired



Hello, and welcome back to day five of the Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary Festivities! There are lots of fun challenges and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

We have more amazing products to share with you today! This is such an awesome release! Dawn has a beautiful new flower set called Peonies On Parade and Betsy has even more fun things with her new Paper Clippings series, Inspired By: Savior ( which I peeked yesterday) and stencils!

My first card up is using Dawn's beautiful Peonies On Parade stamp set and matching dies!



I watercolored. This set just screamed watercolor at me, but I can see it done beautifully with Copics too. I watercolored my background first with Peerless watercolors. The flowers I watercolored with my Zig Clean Color brushes, then cut them out with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the Scripted Dies.




I layered three of the scripted die cuts for dimension and added a few clear sequins to finish it up!

STAMPS: Peonies On Parade
DIES: Peonies On Parade, Scripted Dies
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Waterproof Black Ink, Master’s Touch Watercolor paper, Peerless Watercolors, Clean Color brushes



This card features Betsy's new Paper Clippings: Happy Day. This die is just amazing! It is so intricate and gorgeous! I watercolored my background first then cut the die out of Stamper's Select white card stock. I used my Copic markers to lightly color the flowers and leaves. 


I blended some Hawaiian Shores ink along the bottom edges of the words so that they would stand out on the white watercolor paper.



I also added a few little white dots to the centers of the flowers with my white gel pen. I am in love with this die! 

STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Happy Day
DIES: Paper Clippings: Happy Day
INK: Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White card stock
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors, Copic markers

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow as we continue to showcase the amazing new products for the Anniversary Release! 

Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)







Penny Black Sneak Peek!



Hello! I have a new card up on the Penny Black Simplicity site today! It's that adorable little Mimi again! I can't get enough of her. Here is a peek!



To see the whole card and read about how I put this together, hop on over to the Penny Black Simplicity site!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

MFT February Release Replay



Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things Release Replay challenge where the design team is challenged to use some of the new products from the latest release!

 Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

I am using the adorable Farmtastic stamp set and matching Die-namics!



I watercolored a background for my fun little farm scene here. I didn't use the tractor on any of my release cards, so I definitely wanted to use it, because it's just too cute! So I created a little scene with the tractor riding along the edge of the fence along with the rooster watching guard and the little bird out for a ride on top. Everything was colored with Copic markers, cut out with the matching Die-namics and adhered with foam tape. 


The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black licorice card stock and cut out with a stitched fishtail flag die. 

Be sure and stop by the MFT blog to see what all the other design team members have done with this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)







Introducing What The Doodle, Keep It Simple & Frames



Hello and welcome back to day four of the Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary Festivities! There are lots of fun challenges and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

We have a plethora of fun and beautiful things to share with you today! Plethora, I like that word. That's one of those fun words, you look for opportunities to use.  So glad I got that chance today! :)




First up is a card I created with a fun new stamp set called What The Doodle: Butterfly, which is the first in a new series by Betsy Veldman! This set is so much fun to color! It's much like the adult coloring books which are so popular now. I sponged some Hawaiian Shores ink onto the white card base for a subtle background, then  I stamped and cut the swirl out with the  Fancy Flourish stamp set and dies and glued that down flat to the card. I colored everything with Copic markers, cut them out with the matching dies and adhered them with foam tape. 




The sentiment is included in this set. I stamped it with black ink and embossed the "This Special Day" with white embossing powder.

STAMPS: What The Doodle: Butterfly, Fancy Flourishes
DIES: What The Doodle: Butterfly, Fancy Flourishes
INK: Hawaiian Shores, True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Smokey Shadow






My next card features a new stamp set by Heather Nichols called Be, which is full of fun flowers and so many wonderful sentiments! I watercolored my background with Peerless watercolors. The flowers are all stamped, cut out with the matching dies and adhered with foam tape. 




I layered the Be die cut three times for dimension and embossed the "yourself" with white embossing powder.

STAMPS: Be
DIES: Be
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Smokey Shadow







This card features one of the two new frames Cover Plate: Scrolled Frame Die, along with a peek of Inspired: Savior stamps and dies, and Bunny Basket. The sentiment was sponged with Hawaiian Shores ink and cut out and layered three times. The white scroll part of the frame was adhered with foam tape. 






I added the Easter eggs from Bunny Basket and the greenery is from Embellished Elegance. One of the things I so love about this frame is that it is built of several pieces that you can take apart and cut out in different colors. Makes them really versatile!




And on the inside I stamped one of the sentiments from Keep It Simple: Easter and added another egg and a flower and greenery from Embellished Elegance.

STAMPS: Inspired: Savior, Bunny Basket, Embellished Ellegance, Keep It Simple: Easter
DIES: Inspired: Savior, Bunny Basket, Embellished Ellegance, Cover Plate: Scroll Frame
INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Aqua Mist



That is all from me today! I'll be back tomorrow as we continue to showcase the amazing new products for the Anniversary Release! 

Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)






Reverse Confetti February Release Blog Hop






It's time for the Reverse Confetti February Release Blog hop!! All of the amazing new products we've been sharing over the past three days are now available in the Reverse Confetti Store!

If you've been following along the hop, you should have arrived here from Lisa Henke's blog. If you are just starting out, you can head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to begin! From here you will be heading to Amy Rohl's Blog.

My project today is using the Clear Designer Bag, In The Bag, Bow Tie Confetti Cuts, and the new and beautiful Garden Bunch stamp set!





I made a beautiful little gift bag for a friend and filled it with butter mints. I cut the bottom portion out of some green gingham paper I had in my stash and added a little piece of it to the bottom of the tag and along the top as well.


The piece of green along the top is actually the bottom piece for the bag. I just cut another one  and cut off the scalloped edge and glued that across the top of the bag. I thought it made it all tie together nicely. The tag is made from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts and stamped with a sentiment from the new A Friend Like You stamp set. I added a little strip of pink polka dot paper to the bottom piece, across the tag and I also used it on the bow at the top. 


I put the mints in a clear cello bag before adding them. I adhered the bow at the top with foam tape and added a little threaded button as well. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful things made with the new Reverse Confetti February release! All of the new products are available NOW in the store at Reverse Confetti!

Here is the entire line up for the blog hop! Next on your stop is the amazing Amy Rohl

Susan Liles 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

Kay :)






















Sunday, February 7, 2016

Introducing Tiny Town Series

Hello and welcome back to day three of the Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary Festivities! There are lots of fun challenges and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

Do you love everything Betsy makes like I do? Sigh.... today is the introduction of a brand new series called Tiny Town with the very first being an adorable little church! These are quite a bit bigger than the little houses that make up the Petite Places series, so they are perfect for hostess gifts, ornaments ( yeah that's me ) table centerpieces, gift boxes, and I am sure the other design team girls have come up with many more inspiring possibilities!



I don't know why it is that for some reason, I want to turn everything into an ornament I can hang on a tree?? :) I think it is because of my love for Christmas and the wonderful memories I have of crafting ornaments with my Mom each year.  We would cover the dining room table with a big heavy blanket and then a plastic table cloth usually sometime in October, and she would let me spend my days in there crafting away until we had to clean it all up so we could use the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I just loved that time. I made many an ornament, that I still have, and love showing to my kids each year when we decorate our tree.


Okay enough of my nostalgic step back in time :) You probably want to hear all about this adorable little church die and how I put this ornament , yes ornament together.  I cut all of the Tiny Town: Basics pieces along with the church front out of Sweet Blush card stock. The roof is cut with the Tiny Town: Scallop Shingles out of Soft Stone card stock. The windows and door frames were all cut out of Stamper's Select white card stock and glued to the shapes before assembling.  I then assembled the house shape and glued on the roof and the church front. I left the bottom open so I could insert a tea light inside. 


I inserted a white ribbon through the shingles at the top for hanging. I then stamped, cut out, and then glued all the little vines and flowers onto the outside. 


This was such a fun project to put together, and you should have heard my daughter oohing and aaahing over it as it all came together! I can't wait to see what Betsy has next in this adorable new series!! 



Tiny Town Church Supplies:


  • STAMPS: Embellished Ellegance
  • DIES: Embellished Ellegance, Tiny Town Church, Tiny Town Basics, Tiny Town Scallop Shingles
  • INK: Spring Moss, Lovely Lady, Sweet Blush
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone


Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Saturday, February 6, 2016

Introducing Dress Up Dolls


Hello and welcome back to day two of the Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary Festivities! There is a super  fun challenge and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

Do you love paper dolls? Oh I sure did when I was young! I remember many a summer afternoon sitting outside in the yard cutting out the clothes for my paper dolls. When I was a kid  you could get a book of paper dolls at almost any grocery store. My mom would always pick me one up while we were grocery shopping, and I could not wait to get home and start cutting out all of their clothes! Then I would play with them for hours changing their outfits for every occasion I could think up :)

So today we have paper dolls! Betsy has designed the most adorable set of paper dolls with cute little clothes and accessories. But guess what? You don't have to sit outside and cut the clothes out, because we have dies now! haha! And  with her first set there is also a coordinating Easter set! 





So for my first project with these adorable little people, I created two Easter cards, one for a girl and one for a boy. 


I colored and cut out  the basic doll, then  colored and cut out one of the cute little Easter outfits from the coordinating Easter set. I then dressed them up and glued the Easter basket and pigtails to this little girl. 


I added the little bunny and eggs to my scene from LIzzie's new Simply Spring Borders stamp set that's coming out too. The Happy Easter sentiment comes with the coordinating Easter paper dolls set.


And here is my little Easter boy! I used backgrounds from Betsy's Petite Places Background paper collection to create an outdoor springy looking scene and added a few sequins as well.


Easter Paper Doll Cards

  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Easter
  • DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Easter
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select , Petite Places Patterned Paper Collection


Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)