Monday, March 19, 2018

Hello Love

Happy Monday, friends! Pop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to see more of this sweet card that I created for today!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Day 5 - Words to Live By: Learn + Stitching Garden + Glorious Globes: March + Shape Shifters

Welcome back for Day 5 of the March Papertrey Ink Release Countdown! It's been such an amazing week of sneak peeks and beautiful projects!

**Just a reminder that all of the new products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on March 15th at 10pm EST.**

We have a few more peeks for you to see today, so let's jump right in...

Up first is this gorgeous floral set, Stitching Garden. I adore flower sets and can't wait to spend more time creating with this one. Also included is a sentiment from the new Words to Live By: Learn stamp set.

I started by stamping my sentiment onto a white card base, in crisp black ink. Next, I added two strips of Hawaiian Shores cardstock, one along the left side and one along the bottom. Now it's time for those beautiful flowers. I used the coordinating Stitching Garden die collection and stamped/die-cut all of my flowers and leaves before popping them up on my card front with dimensional foam. 

A few clear dew drops were added to some of the flowers to finish card #1. 

Card #2 features the new Glorious Globes: March stamp set and Shape Shifters: Oval #1 die. I started with a Lilac Grace card base and attached a strip of Hibiscus Burst and Bright Buttercup along the left side. I then die-cut my oval, from the Shape Shifters: Oval #1 collection, out of white cardstock and attached it to the front. Next came the globes. This new set coordinates with the Glorious Globes: Basics set and Glorious Globes: Basics die collection. After stamping and die-cutting each one I added them to the center of my oval.

More clear dew drops and white twine were added to complete this card!

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink blog for more inspiring projects!
Thanks so much for visiting with me today! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Day 4 - Bold Borders - Diagonal + Sentiment Staples: Thank You

Hey there, friends! Welcome back for Day 4 of the March Papertrey Ink Release Countdown. It's been an absolutely amazing countdown so far, hasn't it? Today, I'm thrilled to be sharing my very first featured post with you, using the new Bold Borders: Diagonal + Sentiment Staples: Thank you.

**Just a reminder that all of the new products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on March 15th at 10pm EST.**

The second I saw the new Bold Borders: Diagonal die I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I love, love, love color and love filling in the negative spaces of dies to create the most colorful projects. That's just what I did with this new die. I simply die-cut five of them, one out of white to use as my base, and four more colorful ones to fill in those empty spaces in the white one. 

I chose Melon Berry, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart and Green Parakeet for my color combo. A nice springy color combination! The easiest way to fill in the empty spaces for me is to flip the main die-cut image over so it's face down on my work surface. In this case it would be the white one. Then I just start filling it in with all the colorful diagonal pieces. I usually do a few at a time and then to secure them in place add a strip of scotch tape. I keep repeating the process until it is completely filled in!

Before adhering it to my card base I added dimensional foam on the back to give it a little lift. I then started working on embellishing with butterflies from Butterfly Blooms and a sentiment from the new Sentiment Staples: Thank You

Using my white gel pen I added polka dots to the bodies of the butterflies and a few clear and hot pink sequins around my sentiment!

Sticking with the same color combination, I created this second card doing something a little different with the Bold Borders: Diagonal die. I die-cut it four times, in the same colors I did on the first card, and then cut them up so I could create a multi colored frame. 

After creating my colorful frame on the front of my white card base I moved onto the center. I stamped the butterfly from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms and just below stamped the 'thank you' from Sentiment Staples: Thank You. I stamped the remainder of my sentiment onto a strip of white cardstock and popped it up with a strip of dimensional foam. 

I then attached the whole rectangle to the center of my frame with more dimensional foam and finished it off by adding a few clear sequins to the body of my butterfly. 

I kept my last card for the day super sweet and simple using the Sentiment Staples: Thank You stamp set. There wasn't a whole lot needed to create this...just a few strips of colorful cardstock and a simple flower die. 

I used two of the 'Thank You' images in the set and stamped each one twice. I popped them up on my card front with dimensional foam ( I LOVE dimension...can you tell? ;) and then stamped the remainder of my sentiment in black ink onto a strip of white cardstock. That was also popped up and then a flower (from Butterfly Blooms die collection) was added. 

A simple pink sequins added to my flower was all I needed to complete it! 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. I know I enjoyed creating and sharing them with you. Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with me. I sure do appreciate you!

And please be sure and pop on over to the Papertrey Ink blog and visit my talented teammates. You won't want to miss what they are sharing. 

Have a great day, friends!





Monday, March 12, 2018

Green Week at Honey Bee Stamps

**This is my second post for today. You can scroll down to see Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink Countdown!**

We're painting Instagram GREEN this week at Honey Bee Stamps

I'm up on the blog sharing my take on green with the Curious Kitties collection! You can read all about it over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog. Stop by and get the details on how you can #BEEgreen and enter for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the shop!

Enjoy your day!

Day 3 - Corner Adorner: March + Penned Elegance + Dream, Fly, Soar

Happy Monday to you, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of this month's Papertrey Ink countdown. Today we are sharing projects using three new sets ... Corner Adorner: March, Penned Elegance and Dream, Fly, Soar!

**Just a reminder that all of the new products will be available March 15th at 10pm EST!**

Let's jump right into what I have to share today ...

First up, Corner Adorner: March! I love the concept of these little sets and can't wait to see what the remainder of the year will bring for designs. I chose one of my favorite color combos to create with. I trimmed a piece of white cardstock, slightly smaller than my card base, and stamped the main border four times in Pure Poppy. I went back over each of the borders and filled in the swirls with Hawaiian Shores and Pale Peony. Next came my sentiment and a few sequins surrounding it. I attached the card panel to my base and then wrapped white twine around to complete it. 

Up next, Penned Elegance! No doubt this set is going to get a lot of love from me (and so many others)! I love a white background with lots of color popping off the front and that's what I did here. I started by stamping 'hello friend' using the lowercase letters in the set. Around that I stamped the butterfly, from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms, in a variety of bright + happy colors. I also created a matching envelope for a special touch.

Last up for me today is Dream, Fly, Soar ... LOVE the large, bold font in this set. I started by stamping the 'Fly' onto white and then did a little die-cutting to embellish around that. There are a few different kite images in the set and I focused on just one of them. After die-cutting them all, I used the small star trio image and stamped each one. Those were attached randomly around my card front, a few popped up with dimensional foam. Along the right side, I added a strip of white cardstock that I had stamped with 'spread your wings'. To complete it, I added a few black bows to my balloons and clear sequins.

That brings Day 3 to a close for me, but there is still so much more to see from my inspiring teammates. Pop on over to the Papertrey Ink blog to read the full post and see all of the cards created for you today. 

As always, I truly appreciate you taking the time to say hello! Have a wonderful day, friends!