Thursday, March 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday - Happy, Happy Mother's Day

Happy Spring, friends! I love Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink, as it pushes me to reach back and pull out an older set that I haven't inked up in awhile. There are so many sets that I love, but having the time to create with them all isn't always easy. This is the perfect chance to show some older sets the love they deserve!

A year ago this month Simple Stems was released … a fresh and cheerful floral set with a variety of sentiments perfect for so many occasions. I didn't use them on my card for today, but these flowers fit beautifully inside Vogue Vases.

Let's jump right in...


On a white card base, I added a Stitch in Time Borders frame that was die-cut and stamped in Aqua Mist. That was attached and then set aside so I could work on my flowers.


I've listed all of the colors I used for the flowers below. After they were all stamped and die-cut, I placed them on the Aqua frame until I had them right where I wanted and then adhered them. I popped some of them up with dimensional foam and others I attached directly to the frame.


I stamped 'Happy Happy' in the upper left corner and then stamped 'Mother's Day' on a strip of white and attached that below my flowers. In the corners of the frame, I added tiny flowers that I stamped and die-cut using the Stitch in Time Borders Die Collection.


I hope you enjoyed this throwback, friends. Thanks so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day! 

xo,
Melissa

STAMPS: Simple Stems, Stitch in Time Borders
INK: Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Melon Berry, Lilac Grace, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist
DIES: Simple Stems, Stitch in Time Borders
OTHER: sequins

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday Showcase - You Make Me So Happy


Happy Saturday! The Papertrey Ink team is back for the next Saturday Showcase. Today we are featuring the beautiful Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Butterflies. I'm smitten with this little kit...the butterflies, the patterned papers and the scripty font. I love it all!

I chose to keep my focus on the stamps and coordinating dies, but the other gals are sharing projects using more of the items in the kit, so be sure to check their blogs out.


A green and aqua color combo is what I went with. I started by stamping and die-cutting all of my butterflies. All of the colors I used will be listed in the supply list at the bottom of my post.


Before attaching all of my butterflies I die-cut and adhered the 'So Happy' sentiment. That was die-cut out of Tropical Teal cardstock. I then stamped 'You Make Me' in True Black, die-cut it with the banner die and popped it up with dimensional foam.


Next I attached all of the sweet little butterflies. I attached some directly to my card base and some I popped up with dimensional foam. To complete my card, I simply added a few green and aqua sequins around my sentiment.

You won't want to miss what the other gals created. Their projects are just amazing, as always! Pop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday, friends!

xo,
Melissa

STAMPS: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Butterflies
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Jadeite, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Tropical Teal
DIES: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Butterflies
OTHER: sequins

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Just Because You're Sweet


Happy weekend, friends! It's time for another Saturday Showcase with Papertrey Ink. Today we are featuring Bite Size Tags. This was the first time I ever created with this set and I'm wishing now that I had purchased it a long time ago. It truly is such a sweet set with such a variety of images!


Sweet + simple, with lots of color, is what I chose to create for today. Using the striped arrow in the set I created a border along the left side of my card. I used the following colors … Sweet Blush, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz and Melon Berry.


On the right side, I stamped the apple in Melon Berry and leaves in Green Parakeet. And just below that I stamped my sentiment. 'Just because you're' was stamped directly on my white card base and 'sweet' was stamped in Raspberry Fizz onto Sweet Blush cardstock and then popped up with dimensional foam.


I added a few sequins around my sentiment to give my card just a bit more color and then finished it off with a little white thread tied around the side.


I didn't even begin to show all the possibilities with this set, friends. Mix this with the Bite Size Tags Dies and you will end up with some super sweet projects. Pop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog where the rest of the gals are sharing more inspiration with you!

Thank you for visiting. Have a happy Saturday!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Bite Size Tags
INK: Sweet Blush, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush
OTHER: sequins, white thread

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Caring Heart

Hello, friends! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. There is more snow expected in our forecast which I'm bummed about, but that only means more creative time in my studio which makes me very happy. :) 

Today is Showcase Saturday over at Papertrey Ink and a few of us are sharing projects using Seasonal Borders: Spring. You will want to head over to the Papertrey Ink blog to check out what the other gals have created. Trust me, you won't want to miss it … their projects are stunning!


Anytime I get to create a card with flowers I am a happy stamper, so when this was the chosen set for today I couldn't wait to start working on my project. I love how this set has so many bits and pieces to it and with the coordinating Seasonal Borders: Spring Die Collection the ideas for creating with it are endless.

My colors for today … Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice. A perfect spring palette! 

I started by die-cutting two white borders. Now, I'll be honest, when I first created with this set it took me a minute to figure out exactly where each image fit inside that border, but once I did everything just fell into place. There is a great video that Papertrey shared last year with tips on creating with it that you can find right HERE

I chose to create a border along the bottom and left side of my card, leaving room for my sentiment in the upper right. I attached the borders with dimensional foam and then trimmed the edge off the bottom border.


My sentiment is from Words to Live By: Caring and the tiny heart is from the Bear Hugs Die Collection.

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting with me!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Seasonal Borders: Spring
INK: Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest, True Black, Fresh Snow
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Pale Peony, True Black
DIES: Seasonal Borders: Spring, Bear Hugs
OTHER: sequins

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Just A Note



It's Saturday, friends and time for another Saturday Showcase with Papertrey Ink. Today we are showcasing the gorgeous floral set, Botanical Bounty. If you know me or have been following me for awhile then you know how much I love creating with flowers. This set is one that has a permanent spot on my desk … I love it THAT much! 


I stamped and die-cut a variety of the images in the set … I listed all of the colors I used in my supply list at the end of my post. I wanted all of those colors to POP off my card front, so I chose to use a white card base for them to sit on. I attached some directly to my card base and some I popped up with dimensional foam. I think just popping a couple of images up on any card adds just that little 'extra' you need on a project.


The sentiment 'just a note' was stamped and die-cut using the Botanical Bounty Sentiments Stamp Set  and Botanical Bounty Sentiments Die Collection.


A few clear sequins complete it! No matter if you are creating a sweet and simple card with this set, like I did for today, or something a bit more embellished and layered, you will end up with a beautiful end result!

I hope you enjoyed todays showcase, friends. Wishing you a happy day ahead!

xo,
Melissa



STAMPS: Botanical Bounty, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
INK: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Botanical Bounty, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
OTHER: clear sequins