Sunday, January 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release In Review


Hello! I'm back to share a few more of my projects with you for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 



For this card I used the Medallion Trio dies and the inlaid technique. I really love these stamps and dies, and plan to have some fun with them when I have more time to spend. I am fascinated with radial symmetry and love to play around with different designs! I cut the main outline out of white card stock and inlaid the different colors inside. The background is Soft Stone. I also added some white dots with acrylic paint when I was done. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on Royal Velvet card stock.


Medallion Trio Card
  • STAMPS: The Skinny
  • DIES: Medalion Trio, Tag Sale #10
  • PAPER: Honey Nut, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Amethyst Allure, Lilac Grace, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: VersaMark ink, white embossing powder


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I used the new Splits: Hello there and Boho Rounds for this card. I stamped the Boho Rounds in the background with Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores. I stamped the Hello There in True Black, cut it out with the matching die, and adhered it with foam tape.



Hello There Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds, Splits: Hello There
  • DIES: Splits: Hello There
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one was created with the adorable new Dress Up Dolls: Birthday along with the cute little puppy from Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love. I added a bit of color to the images with Comic markers, but I wanted them to be light, so I left lots of highlights. The background was done by blending distress ink and splattering some drops of water. I added a few white sequins too.




Dress Up Dolls: Birthday Card


  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Distress Ink
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This is one of my favorites again. I am trying to make my cards a little flatter these days, so they mail easier, so I stamped the paisley designs from What The Doodle: Paisley right onto my card base with Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony. I then colored in some of the areas with matching Copic markers. The sentiment is from Fancy Pants Sentiments and the round bursty thing behind it is from Snowflake Flurries.




What The Doodle: Paisley card


  • STAMPS: What The Doodle: Paisley, Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • DIES: Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Ripe Avocado 
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one I did similar to the one above, stamping everything straight onto my card base. I stamped all of the medallions from Boho Rounds, then added lots of fun details with my Copic markers. For the sentiment, I cut the parentheses off of the edges and used just the sentiment. 






Boho Rounds Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds
  • INK: Honey Nut, Simply Chartreuse, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, Soft Stone, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  The new products will be available at  Papertrey Ink   
tonight, January 15th, at 10:00 EST!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Inspiration


Hello and welcome to the first group post for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 

We have several new products we are sharing with you today, but I am focusing on the beautiful new Palm Prints and dies by Lizzie Jones.



This is one of my all time favorite cards I think  have ever made. I just love the colors. Not sure how I came up with that particular color scheme, but it works for me! I randomly stamped the leaves along the right side of my panel in Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and the new Honey Nut. I layered the Daughter die three times and glued that over the leaves. I then cut out a small banner with the banner from the Tag Sale #10 die and stamped the I Love You and added that with foam tape.




STAMPS: Family Ties, Palm Prints
DIES: Family Ties
INK: Honey Nut, Amethyst Allure, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace

PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more inspiration using the amazing new products coming to   Papertrey Ink   January 15th, at 10:00 EST!

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

Melissa Phillips

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Introducing Floribunda Frame and Inspired: God



Hello and Happy New year! 
It's been a while since I've posted. I've been happily creating, but I'm afraid that I have not been able to let go of Christmas, so I haven't been posting my projects, because I figured everyone would be tired of Christmas stuff and ready for Spring. Not me though, nope, I'll be making Christmas cards for the next couple of months at least! 

Along with my Christmas cards, though I have had the pleasure of working with the beautiful new January release from Papertrey Ink! Today I'm showcasing the new Floribunda Frame and Inspired: God stamp set. 

The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January 15th at 10:00 EST. 


For my first card, I used watercolor paper and blended some distress inks in purple, blue and green. I then sprinkled it with water and some of the darker ink. I cut the Floribunda Frame out of Stamper's Select white card stock and layered this over my watercolored panel. I then cut out three of the God sentiments, layered them together and glued that down, then stamped the "is love" right underneath in True Black ink.





STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Inspired: God, Floribunda Frame Die
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress Inks

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For this one, I cut the frame out of white card stock and used small sponges to add color to the flowers and leaves with dye ink then speckled with water. For the background, I sponged some green ink around the edges of a piece of white card stock and then splattered some of the green ink onto it afterwards. I adhered the Floribunda Frame to my background, then stamped the sentient inside.


STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Floribunda Frame Die
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Orange zest, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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For this card, I took watercolor paper and blended distress inks onto it and then cut the Floribunda Frame out. I cut the frame apart so I just had the side and lower portion and glued this down to my white card base. The sentient is sponged with Raspberry Fizz ink and layered three times before adhering down, and the rest of the sentiment is stamped with Raspberry Fizz.



And then I had the other half of this beautiful frame I had created, so I made a bookmark with it using the Basic Bookmark III die! I love the way it turned out! I stamped the sentient with Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz using the MISTI to get the ombre effect.



STAMPS: Inspired: God
DIES: Inspired: God, Floribunda Frame, Basic Bookmark III
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress ink, Baker’s Twine

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow for the first group post!

For more amazing inspiration visit Nichole and Heather's blogs!


Kay :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Little Snowy Tree

Hi all! This is the final week before Christmas and probably my favorite week of the whole year! My shopping is done and the cards have been sent. I just need to wrap the presents and I have a little more baking to do, but for the most part, I get to do lots of fun Christmasy things and play. The kids and I are making gingerbread houses today!

I made so many Christmas cards, but just haven't had the time to get them posted, but I'm going to try to get a few up here before Christmas.

This is one I made with the cute Patchwork Tree die from Impressions Obsessions, and those fabulous mountains from the Tim Holtz Snow Globe Dies.



The tree is cut from the Patchwork Tree die from Impression Obsession. This die does not include the snow drifts. I made them with the stitched Slopes and Hills from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the tree out of green and white. Then I took the snow drifts dies and cut the top part off of each layer of the tree to make the snow. 




The mountains are from the Tim Holtz Snow Globe dies, and the little snow white snowflakes dots are cut with the Hero Arts Circle Confetti Fancy Cuts die. I glued each one of those on separately, a labor of love :) The sentiment is from the Presents & Ornaments stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

All of the products are listed and linked below! 

Thanks so much for stopping by during this busy holiday season!! Enjoy!

Kay :)




Saturday, December 17, 2016

Simon Says Hey Love


Hi there! I have a card to share with you today that I made with the new Simon Says Hey Love release! I love all of the new stamps and dies!





I used the new Clipping Heart die for this card. The background is watercolored with Peerless watercolors, then speckled with the same color and some white acrylic paint. I cut the Clipping Heart Die out of of the watercolored background and again out of white card stock. 



I then layered the pink watercolor piece over another piece I had watercolored with blues and purples, and then glued the white outline back down into the cut out. I stamped the Love you sentiment from the Hello Friends stamp set in Simon Says Black ink and added some Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops and some Marshmallow sequins.





Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the whole Hey Love Release! There are some really fun new products for Valentines day or any special occasion!





Kay :)







Thursday, December 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink Release In Review



Hello and welcome to my Release In Review post for the December  
Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on December 15th at 10:00 EST!

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My first card is using Maile's newest Splits: True Love along with the new Thick & Thin: Hello dies. These dies are really very clever! I love the many different looks you can get with them! I also used the Fancy Foliage  Details dies to cut out a few leaves to tuck in.
For the flowers, I embossed them with white embossing powder, and blended Lilac Grace and Lovely Lady die ink over top. The back part of the Hello was cut out of Lilac Grace Card stock, and the inner lines Stamper's Select white.  Everything was mounted to a white card base with foam tape.




I also added a few white sequins to finish it up!

STAMPS: Splits: With Love
DIES: Splits: With Love, Fancy Foliage Details, Thick & Thin: Hello
INK: Lilac Grace, Lovely Lady
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Sequins

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My next card features the new She Moves stamp set and matching dies. I sponged some Raspberry Fizz ink onto my background, and then cut a piece of white card stock at an angle and glued it over top. I added a small strip of Amethyst Allure striped paper along the bottom, and stamped the sentiment from Making Strides in True Black.  I cut the running girls out of different colored card stocks, and glued them along the diagonal edge of the card stock.



STAMPS:  Making Strides
DIES: She Moves
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Amethyst Allure + White paper
OTHER: Sequins

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So this pretty is going to my niece who is getting married this coming Sunday! Such perfect timing on a wedding set :) I'm taking the pictures for the wedding too. It's going to be a small wedding ( I'm so glad) No pressure right? Eek!

Okay on to the card! I blended the background with Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf ink, then sprinkled a little water on top for the white spots. I then stamped the cat tails, water, little lily pads, and sentiment. I stamped the swans in Spring Rain, cut them out with the die, and added them with foam tape.




STAMPS: Swan’sational
DIES: Swan’sational
INK: Spring Rain, Prairie Grass, Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white

OTHER: Bristol Board, sequins

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So then there is this one. I combined Betsy's newest Inspired: Love stamp set and die, with Nichole's new Stroke Speak, which has some wonderful sentiments in it. I blended some Pale Peony for the background, and I used the flower stamps and dies from the Don't Forget To Write Make it Market kit. The heart is from an older set called Heart Prints. I layered and adhered everything with foam tape. The sentiment from Stroke Speak was stamped with Amethyst Allure directly onto my background. 



STAMPS: Inspired: Love, Stroke Speak, Don’t Forget To write, Heart Prints
DIES: Inspired: Love, Don’t Forget To Write, Heart Prints
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Amethyst Allure, New Leaf, Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite, Spring Rain
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Sequins

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And then for the finale I have this colorful creation made with Betsy's new Paperclippings: Love Story. The background is blended with Distress inks, Chipped Saphire, Worn Lipstick, and Tattered Rose, a really pretty combination. I cut the Paper Clippings die out of white card stock, and glued that down to my blended piece. I then stamped the book with sentiment, cut it out with the dies, and adhered it with foam tape. And that was all it needed I thought!



STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Love Story
DIES: Paper Clippings: Love Story
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Amethyst Allure
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Distress Inks

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Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog during the Papertrey Ink release countdown and thank you ever so much for the sweet comments you leave along the way! They are read and appreciated more than you know!

Enjoy the moment!

Kay :)

For more inspiration check out these talented girls!

Melissa Phillips