Friday, June 15, 2012

June Release Projects

How about some fun Papertrey Ink shares today?

Let's first start with what I'm calling "My Hexagon Cover Plate Period". "Happy Hexagons" is to-die-for in every way possible. I used the cover plate and stamp set here to create three horizontal lines across the card in the same color, but changed the pattern to create a larger hexagon focal point.

I realized that you could layer two cuts of Hexagon Cover Plates on top of each other and create new patterns. So this card is what happens when you slide one cut directly horizontal over another cut. Sort of a Greek key look. Also uses a fabulous sentiment from "We Go Together". Flower Fusion #7 helped me out here too.

And for a third look, slide the top cut 45 degrees to the right over the bottom cut. You get this star pattern. Kinda neat, huh? I used "Framed Out #5", "Larger Than Life", and "Happy Hydrangeas" stamps and the new Limitless Layers 2.25" Square dies to create a window to showcase that fabulous cover plate pattern.

Who else is completely thrilled with the new Bitty Baby Blessings dies? I've been waiting for these! Love the original stamp set. I hung an onesie from a banner created with the new "Heart-2-Heart #5".

My brother is a naval aviator. He goes on shorter deployments, but it will be just a matter of time before he's gone for longer periods of time. I'll tuck this away until I need it. I'm glad I have "Military Stars" and "Military Heroes" to turn to when I need to make him a card.

"Lovely Layers". This is my favorite of this month's release. You can do so much with it without a lot of effort. Did anybody else think pairing it up with "Modern Basics' might be a good idea. Same shapes. So I had to go with that on this card.

And lastly, "BB: Rainbow". Use it like you would a scalloped die cut border. A nice subtle framing background on this card. Very vintage.

Thanks for joining me this month. :) I'll see you around soon.... next time with a baby announcement. Not much longer now! :)

For more inspiration, check out the PTI blog ring:

Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Ashley Cannon Newell
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders
Debbie Olsen
Michelle Wooderson>Nichole Heady


Lovely Layers
Stamps: Lovely Layers, Modern Basics
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Fizz Gingham
Dies: Pinking Shear Border, Lovely Layers
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow
Buttons: Pure Poppy

Military Hero/Military Stars
Stamps: Military Hero, Military Stars, Men of Life, Road Trip, Framed Out #5, Postmarks, Super Stars, Faux Ribbon
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Double Ended Banners, Seeing Stars, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles, Framed Out #5
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain

We Go Together
Stamps: We Go Together, Flower Fusion #7
Dies: Half & Half Collection, Flower Fusion #7, Flower Fusion Stem
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores
Hexagon Cover Plate

Background Basics: Rainbow
Stamps: Background Basics: Rainbow, Lace Bouquet, Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Dies: Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Soft Blush
Patterned Paper: Fine Linen Bitty Dot, Dearest Jane
Ink: Soft Stone, Fine Linen, Kraft, Dark Chocolate

Heart-2-Heart #5
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #5, Bitty Baby Blessings, Super Star, Tiny Tags #1
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Lavendar Moon, Spring Rain
Patterned Paper: Bitty Baby Blessings
Dies: Bitty Baby Blessings Collection, Heart-2-Heart #5, Limitless Layers 2.25" Squares
Ink: True Black, CTHM Grey Flannel

Happy Hexagons
Stamps: Happy Hexagons
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria, Hibicus Burst, 
Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria
Ink: Hibicus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria
Dies: Lower Case Block Alphabet, Love Lives Here Collection, Hexagon Cover Plate

Framed Out #5
Stamps: Framed Out #5, Larger Than Life, BB: Text Style II, Happy Hydrangeas
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Soft Blush, Berry Sorbert,  Spring Moss
Ink: Fine Linen, Spring Rain, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain
Patterned Paper: Simply Chartreuse Striped Patterned Paper
Dies: Hexagon Cover Plate, Limitless Layers 2.25" Squares, Larger 
Than Life, Framed Out #5, Happy Hydrangea Collection
Fine Linen Button


  1. Wow, Erin! Apparently, pregnancy agrees with your creativity! These are amazing projects-just what I have come to expect from you. Layering the new cover plate? Oh my!!! AND thanks for showing us that the letters fit inside the hexagons! Who else would have thought of that-love it :)

  2. Oh I did not think of pairing Lovely Layers with Modern Basics, but I'm so glad you did!! And the rainbow background stamp is growing on me. Great work, Erin!

  3. Out of allof the design team, you had my very favorite projects for the hexagon set. Beautiful work. I think that you may have convinced me to get it.

  4. Oh my goodness...your cards are absolutely amazing!! I love how you layers the hexagon cover plate!!! What an interesting look!!! I also love how you pulled out some older stamp sets and incorporated them into beautiful creations with the new! Amazing!!

  5. Leave it to you Erin to take it to the next level-genious! Love how you layered the hexagon template, fabulous results. I don't know how you keep coming up with new and creative ideas, but keep doing it!

  6. Wonderful cards, Erin. Love how you've layered the hexagons.

  7. Super creative and inspiring. I was wavering on the hexagon plate until your post. You convinced me. And like the others commented I like how you incorporated other stamp sets into your projects. But what I got a kick out of was with the layering you did on the third card, was that while you saw stars I saw cubes!

  8. Love the lattice look you achieved with the Hexagon cover plate.

  9. Oh, Erin - that window cut out is simply divine!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Erin... wishing you a safe delivery!

  11. Love your projects. I love how you think OUTSIDE THE BOX. Would have never thought about OVERLAPING a cut out! BRILLIANT.
    Can not wait to hear news of the new arrival. I hope it soon!!!!

  12. I love what you have done with the hexagon cover plate. So different and so inspiring.

  13. You are SO CREATIVE!!!!! Love the slidy hexi thing. Looks amazing and BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

  14. All of your cards are super! Love your designs, color combos, use of stamps and dies. I adore the unique talent you bring to the PTI DT. :)

  15. Crash, bang and wallop!! Genius creativity :)

  16. Wowzer, your cards are scrumptious. Love the hexagonal goodies.