Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Showcase - Rustic Brick


Happy Saturday to you, friends! The Ink to Paper team is coming together today to showcase one of the new sets that was just released on the 15th … Rustic Brick Background Stamp Set. This is such a fantastic set and perfect for creating masculine cards, as well as more feminine cards, like my card I created below.


To begin, I cut a white card panel down to 3.75 x 5. On that panel, I stamped one of the Rustic Brick Backgrounds that I had inked up with the following colors … Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise. I just love the variety of cheerful colors that were stamped with just that one image.


The large 'hello' was die-cut using the Frame It Out: Wishes. I stamped the rest of my sentiment, 'my dear friend', using the coordinating Frame It Out: Wishes Stamp Set. Those were both attached with dimensional foam.


The flowers and leaves are a mix of two new sets. The flowers are from the You Are My Happy Die Collection and the leaves from Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence. I added those around my sentiment and then finished it off with a few colorful sequins inside my flowers!

There is so much more to see from the rest of the team. Pop on over to the Ink to Paper Blog for more inspiration!

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today. We've had so many rainy, gloomy days here lately that the sun shining today is a very welcome sight!

xo,
Melissa

STAMPS: Rustic Brick Background, Frame It Out: Wishes
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
DIES: Frame It Out: Wishes, You Are My Happy, Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence
OTHER: sequins


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ink to Paper Countdown - Day 4

Hello there! Day 4 of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown is here and today I have two cards to share with you using the following new products … Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence, Just Sentiments, Many Anemones and Loosely Woven. 

**All of the new products you see will be available on the new Ink to Paper website on May 15th at 10pm EST!*


Many Anemones and Loosely Woven are the products featured on my first card. I started by stamping the new background, Loosely Woven, along the top of my white card base. Then I stamped one of the beautiful sentiments in Many Anemones, in True Black, on the left side of my card. 


Now for that beautiful bloom! I chose to use the coordinating die collection to create my flower. I used the inlaid technique and filled in each of the flower petals with the following colors … Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise and Melon Berry. 


I die-cut the flower stem and stamped and die-cut two leaves before attaching them all. I popped up my flower with dimensional foam and added a few sequins to complete it!


I just love everything about this new floral set! The options with both the stamp set and die collection make creating endless and that font … just gorgeous!


More beautiful flowers for card #2. Another new product that I'm smitten with ... Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence. This die collection is FILLED with so many bits and pieces for creating your own beautiful cards and tags!


Everything you see on my card is part of the die collection, minus the sentiment. That is from Many Anemones.


I used Aqua Mist cardstock to die-cut the tag for my flowers to sit on. The flowers are a mix of Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush and Pure Poppy. The banner is two separate pieces. I stamped my sentiment and attached that with dimensional foam and then die-cut the two ends out of Bitty Big: Pale Peony paper and tucked them underneath each side!


That wraps up the countdown for the very first Ink to Paper Release. Tomorrow night is when all of these beautiful new products will be available to you! 

For more inspiration today head on over to the Ink to Paper Blog. Thanks so much for visiting!

xo,
Melissa


YOU MEANS SO MUCH TO ME - 
STAMPS: Many Anemones, Loosely Woven
INK: Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Green Parakeet, Stampers Select White
DIES: Many Anemones
OTHER: sequins

YOU'RE AMAZING -
STAMPS: Many Anemones
INK: True Black
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet
PATTERN PAPER: Bitty Big: Pale Peony
DIES: Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence
OTHER: sequins

Monday, May 13, 2019

Ink to Paper Countdown - Day 3

Hello, sweet crafty friends! Welcome to Day 3 of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown. Before I jump into today's post I just want to take a minute and thank those of you who have left comments and sent messages to me about designing stamp sets again. I appreciate your kindness and support so very much!

There have been some pretty amazing introductions so far, haven't there? We have a few more sets to share before everything you've seen over the past few days will be available. Today we have a new mountain set that I designed, a sentiment set that's all about dad and a fun brick background.

**All of the new products you see will be available on the new Ink to Paper website on May 15th at 10pm EST!**


My first card for today features the first set in a series that I designed … Simply Sweet: YOU is a clean and simple mountain set filled with a variety of images and sentiments perfect for building your own mountain scene.


I used the masking technique to build my card, and then die-cut a few extra mountains to add above the masked ones to give my card a little dimension. I'll list all of the colors I used below.


I stamped the sunburst image above three of the mountains and filled in more of the empty white space with the heart arrow!


Let's go on an adventure together was stamped in white onto black cardstock and then attached with dimensional foam.


I went one layer for my next card. I used that heart arrow once again to create a border around my white card base. I filled in each of the outlined hearts with a rainbow of colors.


In the center of my card front I stamped a single mountain and the sunburst just above. In the center of the sunburst I added a tiny die-cut heart.


And lastly, I added my sentiment. I think positive, uplifting words are so important in life and tried to add many to this new series. I'm very excited to share each of these new sets with you over the coming months!


My last card for today features World's Best Dad and Rustic Brick Background. I'm going to be honest here … masculine cards intimidate me a bit. I don't have many sets geared towards men in my crafty stash. These two new additions are very welcome and much needed in my life! 


I started by trimming down five strips of cardstock in the following colors … Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet and Simply Chartreuse. After cutting them all, I stamped them with the Rustic Brick Background. They were all attached to my white card base and then I moved onto my sentiment.


I used the Nesting Basics: Oval Die Collection to die-cut the base for father, paper and dad. I added those to the front of my card with dimensional foam and then added the rest of my sentiment just below. To complete my card, I added three die-cut hearts from the Simply Sweet: YOU Die Collection.

There is still so much more to see from the other ladies. Be sure to pop on over to the Ink to Paper Blog to have a peek!

Thanks so much for visiting today, friends!

xo,
Melissa

ADVENTURE TOGETHER -
STAMPS: Simply Sweet: YOU
INK: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Lilac Grace, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, Fresh Snow
PAPER: Stampers Select White, True Black
DIES: Simply Sweet: YOU
OTHER: sequins

HIGHEST MOUNTAIN - 
STAMPS: Simply Sweet: YOU
INK: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Lilac Grace, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Hibiscus, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet
DIES: Simply Sweet: YOU

FATHER PAPA DAD - 
STAMPS: World's Best Dad
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Fresh Snow
PAPER:Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse
DIES: Nesting Basics: Oval, Simply Sweet: YOU
OTHER:

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Ink to Paper Countdown - Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Ink to Paper Release Countdown! Today we have 3 more amazing new sets to share with you ... You Are My Happy, Frame It Out: Wishes and Celebrating You. All three of these sets are jam packed with so many stamping possibilities!

**All of the new products you see will be available on the new Ink to Paper website on May 15th at 10pm EST!**


Up first is a set that I designed … You Are My Happy! I'm so happy to be back to designing and what better set to kick off this new release with then one filled with lots of happy! It's filled with a mix of fun sentiments, both big and bold and script. And flowers, lots of sweet flowers!


I chose the following colors to use on my first card … Melon Berry, Hibiscus, Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores. I stamped the large HAPPY, in each of those colors, down the center of my card. Along the left side, I stamped 'wishing you a' vertically, in black. To finish my sentiment, I stamped 'BIRTHDAY' underneath, also in black.


Around my sentiment I added flowers that I had stamped and die-cut using the coordinating You Are My Happy Die Collection. Those were popped up with dimensional foam.


I added a few die-cut leaves and die-cut circles for my flower centers to complete my first card!


Up next is Frame It Out: Wishes


I started by die-cutting the two leave bundles in the set and stamped the outline in black. I then went back and filled each leave in with the following colors … Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet and Simply Chartreuse. 


I arranged those around my white card base, leaving room for my sentiment in the center. I love that this set comes with a sentiment shadow die!


To complete my second card I simply added a few orange sequins around my wreath! 


My final card for today features the new Celebrating You set. There are so many fun elements to this set. I chose the heart balloon to use on my card!


Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores are the colors on this one. I simply cut down a white card panel and stamped the balloon outline across the front. I filled in each of those with the colors I just mentioned and then stamped the strings.


To create polka dot balloons, I stamped the two circle images in Fresh Snow ink. I added die-cut bows to each of the balloons and the large Happy Birthday sentiment. That was stamped on an oval I die-cut with the Nesting Basics: Oval Die Collection.


I hope you enjoyed my projects for today. Is anything standing out to you so far this month? I would love to know! 

Pop on over to the Ink to Paper Blog for more details on all of these wonderful new sets!

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms, stepmoms grandmas, sisters, aunts and friends!

xo,
Melissa 


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ink to Paper Countdown - Day 1

Hi there, crafty friends! It's been awhile, but I'm happy to be back and am excited to share some new products that will be coming soon. You've all been so patiently waiting for this big day and we thank you so much. Ink to Paper is a new brand of Papertrey Ink and we have a whole lot of goodness coming soon for the very first release! Today, we have three new sets to announce … Nature's Backgrounds, Essential Sentiments and Watercolor Backgrounds!

**All of the new products you see will be available on the new Ink to Paper website on May 15th at 10pm EST!**  



I just love each of these new sets and loved mixing them together to create this bright and cheerful card. To begin, I chose one of the background images from Watercolor Backgrounds and stamped it repeatedly on a white A2 card panel. I used the following colors … Hibiscus, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest and Sweet Blush. After I finished stamping, I die-cut the center out using the Nesting Basics: Rectangle Dies.


I attached that card panel to the front of my white card base and then set it aside so I could focus on my flowers from Nature's Backgrounds. Those were all stamped on Aqua Mist cardstock and then die-cut using the coordinating dies. 


I attached them all to my card front, some using dimensional foam and then tucked a few leaves underneath some of them.


And last, but not least, I added a sentiment from Essential Sentiments

I just barely scratched the surface of these beautiful new sets. I'm really looking forward to inking them up again and showing them more love. Be sure to visit the new Ink to Paper Blog for more inspiring projects!

Thank you so much for visiting with me. I'll see you right back here tomorrow with more new product announcements and projects!

xo,
Melissa


STAMPS: Nature's Backgrounds, Essential Sentiments, Watercolor Backgrounds (available May 15th)
INK: Hibiscus, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet
DIES: Essential Sentiments, Nature's Backgrounds (available May 15th)
OTHER: sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)