Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Release Projects

This it...the last act for the March Papertrey Ink Release. But before I get to the rest of my projects, I just wanted to say thank you for the overwhelmingly positive...and enthusiastic...response yesterday to the Coin Purse Dies. It makes me downright giddy to know that you are as excited about them as I am. Looks like coin purses are going to be made up all over by lots of very creative people. Which makes me happy. So thank you! Can't wait to see your creations. Be sure to post links to them on the message board so I can peek at  your wonderful creations!

For the rest of the release, I've got plenty of pretty projects to share.

Putting Down Roots: Great concept by Lizzie. I did a little masking on one of the sentiments so I could use the One Liner Happy Dies.

Wet Paint: I did a lot of coloring over ink with Copics to get this watercolor look. Pulled in Butterfly Dreams and stamped it in Fresh Snow ink to get an interesting background.

Monthly Moments: March: Love that "Happy St. Pat's" sentiment. This was my first time using the Rainbow Stripes dies. Perfect for this card.

Phrase Play 2: This whole series are going to be instant classics. So easy to make a great card. I experimented with using the 4 inch zipper die from the Coin Purse Dies to make this open spine with the Medium Scallop Border sticking out. Seasonal Stitches: Butterfly in vellum helps carry out the open dot theme.

Gatsy Glamour and Cover Plate: Art Deco: Seriously the most beautiful stuff ever. I'll be using this set a lot I think.

Just Smile: We got our dies a little late this month. But I wanted to get to work early with the stamps. Great things come from finding solutions:). I love the patterned paper I created with the flowers. The color combo on Soft Blush in particular. I'm always tickled to find good pairings of ink and colored cardstock.

Birthday Classics: March and Journal Accessories: This is the second time in as many months that my Birthday Classics card has been put in the mail for somebody before the release is over. That's saying something about how great this series is going to be! I used the Journal Accessories and Copics to create that rainbow. Just experimenting.

Thanks so much for joining me. Not much longer to wait until you can add these wonderful products to your collection. They'll be available tonight at, 10 PM EST. YAY! More inspiration below.

Danielle Flanders


Putting Down Roots
Stamps: Putting Down Roots
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Tropical Teal, Terracotta Tile
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Tropical Teal
Patterned Paper: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot and Simple Stripe
Dies: Putting Down Roots, Happy One Liners, Cover Plate: 
Horizontal Stripes

Wet Paint
Stamps: Wet Paint, Butterfly Dreams, Polka Dot Basics II, Happy Trails
Dies: Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Hawaiin Shores, Fresh Snow
Other: Copics
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Stamps: Monthly Moments: March
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White
Canvas Vellum
Dies: Rainbow Stripes, Clouds
Ink: True Black
Other: Shamrock gem, yellow glitter paper

Phrase Play
Stamps: Phrase Play 2
Cardstock: Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, True Black, Limeade Ice
Hawaiian Shores Simple Stripe and Bitty Dot
Dies: Phrase Play 2, Coin Purse Dies, Seasonal Stitches: 
Butterfly, Medium Scallop Border

Gatsby Glamour
Stamps: Gatsby Glamour
Dies: Gatsby Glamour and Cover Plate: Art Deco
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse
White Embossing Powder

Just Smile
Stamps: Just Smile
Cardstock: Soft Blush, Lavender Moon, Stamper's Select White, Fine Linen
Melon Berry Simple Stripe Patterned Paper
Ink: Melon Berry, Autumn Rose, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding
Dies: Filigree Border, Be Happy
Autumn Rose Button
Gold Embossing Powder

Birthday Classics: March
Stamps: Birthday Classics: March, Journal Accessories
Cardstock: True Black, Stamper's Select White


  1. Just way too much brilliance for one post! Your color sensibilities knock my socks off. Your "colorizing" of the "Gatsby" Best Wishes card, leaves me breathless. That set can be so reserved (I love it), but your take makes it happy and hip.

    While I have the time to comment.......oh my goodness! It's just not possible you're not an avid hand sewer. All of the versatility you have incorporated into the coin purse die is not to be believed. Details like making the sewing holes work out perfectly (coming AND going), are what separates good dies from great dies. All the wonderful thematic decorative dies, are a must have, whether or not the purses are made.

    You truly have an engineering mind as well as a off-the-charts creative brain. Your felt dies must have radically increased Papertrey's felt sales. I have been using Papertrey dies with felt for years now, to make all sorts of things, and I'm so happy that they (you) are starting to play up that capacity.

    I don't get to say it often enough, but thank you for being part of my creative life. I'm truly grateful!

  2. Fabulous post, so much to "ogle" over - especially LOVE the butterfly and Gatsby cards :)

  3. Wow. Love all your cards. Your color combinations are amazing.

  4. Glad to have another idea for a Rainbow Stripe die. I have made quite a few and love having another.

  5. Your creativity is just off the charts this release. I love the way you colored Gatsby, and I'll be counting the minutes until I can play with coin purses :-)

  6. I love all your cards but your thanks and just smile cards blew me away. I can't wait to get your coin purse dies and start making some!