Sunday, February 25, 2024

PTI February Release Day 3

Welcome back to day three of the February release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Reflections: February stamps and dies + Spring Silhouettes dies.


No surprise here that I used the Wild Blooms stencil set as a backdrop to this great Easter verse! I kept it simple with some layering over striped paper. The verse was popped up with a foam layer.

STAMPS: Reflections: February.
INK: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Lovely Lady, Simply 
Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado; Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink
PAPER: Bitty Big: Smoky Shadow, Stampers Select White, True Black.
DIES: Love to Layer: Decorative Brackets, Tag Sale: Quilted.
OTHER: Wild Blooms stencils; Thread; Enamel dot.

This was a fun shaker design to create! The new Delightful Bunnies stencil is so adorable with using texture paste for the bunny tails! I layered up two of the skinny hearts frames together to make it more sturdy.

The Spring Silhouettes die set is a sweet set! I kept the bunnies white with paper pieced eyes in gray. I added Nuvo Dream Drops: Cloud 9 to the centers of the little flowers.

INK: Lovely Lady, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse; Lost Shadow distress ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lovely Lady, Weathervane, Amethyst Allure; Patterned paper.
DIES: Spring Silhouettes, Border Bling: Hearts, Larger Than Life: Spring.
OTHER: Crackle paste; Beads; Nuvo Dream Drops: Cloud 9.


Only one more day of reveals, so be sure to check back tomorrow. Release day will be Tuesday, February 27.  Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Saturday, February 24, 2024

PTI February Release Day 2

Hello again and welcome to day two of the February release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Into the Blooms: Spring Nest dies and stencils + Delightful Bunnies stencils + Easter Buddies stamps and dies.

I am totally loving this bird nest die set that has four different layers! There are eggs, flowers and leaves you can use as accents.
With the many birds in PTI's inventory, this nest will be a great die to use over and over to pair with the birds.

STAMPS: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments.
INK: Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Mint Julep, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso distress inks; Versamark.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Light blue (? source), Fine Linen, Share Your Heart Basket of Blossoms patterned paper.
DIES: Festive Birds, Into the Blooms: Spring Nest, Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Cover Plate: Beautiful Quilt.
OTHER: Enamel dots, Fine gold embossing powder.

Check out these fun new Easter Buddies stamps and dies! You can create multiple personalities depending on the eyes/nose/ears/feet combination you choose.

I started with some patterned papers from PTI's Text-Style Egg Hunt 8x8" pad.

I chose to make a trio of bunnies and added accents from On the Bunny Trail stamp/die set. This little basket can be used year round and can be filled with all kinds of seasonal dies.
STAMPS: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Easter Buddies, On the Bunny Trail.
INK: Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, True Black.
PAPER: Text-Style: Egg Hunt 8x8", Stampers Select White, Amethyst Allure, Fine Linen, Soft Stone.
DIES: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Easter Buddies, On the Bunny Trail, To the Point Edgers.
OTHER: Copics, White embossing powder.

Next up I have a 5"x7" card using all three of the critter options! That cow and kitten are just the cutest!

I dug into the archives and used these Elegant Eggs dies layered over alcohol ink scraps. I also included patterned papers from another 8x8" pad called Text-Styles: Road Trip.
STAMPS: Easter Buddies.
INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Canyon Clay.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Text-Style: Road Trip 8x8" patterned paper; Yupo. 
DIES: Easter Buddies, Love to Layer: Squares, Pierced Feature Frames, Elegant Eggs.
OTHER: Alcohol inks; Copics; Stitched rectangle die.


That's a wrap for day two. Come back tomorrow for a new entry into the Reflections series plus some great silhouette dies!  ~Wanda

Friday, February 23, 2024

PTI February Release Day 1

Hi crafty friends! It's time for the monthly release at Papertrey Ink and we have some incredible spring and Easter goodies for you! Today, we are introducing you to Weather It Together stamps and dies and stencils + Thoughts of Spring stamps and dies + Flutter Flowers stamps and dies + Radial dies.

This set is so much fun to create a huge variety of umbrellas that you can fill with flowers or simply invert them and use by themselves!
I stenciled the dotted background then added a doily edge die cut. I framed it all using the largest of the pierced feature frame dies.

STAMPS: Thoughts of Spring Sentiments, Weather It Together.
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, True Black, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse; Versamark.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lovely Lady, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist.
DIES: Weather It Together, Pierced Feature Frames, Elegant Edges: Doily.
OTHER: White embossing powder; Playful Dots stencil.

I smooshed some distress inks onto the background then layered the beautiful new Radiant Radial die over it. I lightly brushed Spring Rain ink over the edges.

Love the option for a tiny spring sentiment that is part of the Thoughts of Spring set.

STAMPS: Flutter Flowers, Thoughts of Spring.
INK: Salvaged Patina, Brushed Corduroy, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness distress inks; Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet.
PAPER: Stampers Select White.
DIES: Flutter Flowers, Radiant Radial, Love to Layer: Soft Scallops.
OTHER: Stitched Sentiment Strips die.


That's for day one! Tune back in tomorrow for more great things!  ~Wanda

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Color Throwdown #781


Welcome crafty friends! It's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge with peach, yellow and green. I had a really easy time with my card after discovering two leftover peonies in peach and yellow! I die cut a trio of leaves and added a quick sentiment and I called it complete! The background is a beautiful debossing die from Altenew.

STAMPS: Weekend Doodles (Altenew).
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Canyon Clay, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, True Black.
DIES: Peony Dream 3D die, Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover die (Altenew); Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border (Papertrey Ink). 

We'd love to have you join in the challenge! What will you create using peach, yellow and green?  Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, February 18, 2024

PTI January Surprise Box

You still have time to purchase the January Surprise Box at Papertrey Ink! Here are two cards using the stamps/dies/stencils that are part of the ensemble. 

I especially love the background stencil that has 3 different sheets to create these fun florals!

STAMPS: January 2024 Surprise Box, Birthday Your Way II, Iconic Birthday.
INK: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tide, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Bitty Big: Mint Julep.
DIES: January 2024 Surprise Box, Iconic Birthday, Perfect Present, Love to Layer: Decorative Bracket.
OTHER: Stencils from January 2024 Surprise Box; Stitched rectangle die.

STAMPS: January 2024 Surprise Box.
INK: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold.
DIES: Wrap It Ribbons, January 2024 Surprise Box, On the Edge: Scallops Collection.
OTHER: Oval dies (Hero Arts); Stencils from January 2024 Surprise Box.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember...when these boxes are sold out they will not be restocked. If there is something you love, snag it now!  Happy stamping! ~Wanda

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Color Throwdown #780

Hello crafty friends! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and yours truly is hosting. I've chosen red, kraft and white for the colors and am hoping you will join us and play along!

I need to get some Valentine cards ready to mail, so these colors worked well to get another one created.

The Love to Layer: Hearts dies from Papertrey Ink were the starting point. I then added a mini collage of elements from the With Love stamp set. The patterned papers are from an old pad called Martha Stewart Holidays.

The heart was popped up on foam tape to add more dimension.

STAMPS: With Love (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Pure Poppy (PTI); Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Martha Stewart Holidays mat pad; Stampers Select White (PTI).
DIES: Love to Layer: Hearts, With Love (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Jute twine, Moonshine sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Wanda