Saturday, January 12, 2013

Introducing Everyday Photo Finishers

Hello Everybody and welcome to the Papertrey Ink January Release. I'm here today to show you some projects using the new Everyday Photo Finisher Stamp set that is being released on January 15th. It's a companion set to Holiday Photo Finishers and the Photo Finisher dies. I've always believed that the Photo Finisher dies are an absolute must have tool. The way they span the width of a card, the amazing embossing detail that have, and the perfect home for a sentiment have made them one of my most used sets of dies. So I'm thrilled that we now have sentiments that match the curves and shapes of them to use with them year around. Let's get started.

First up, I have an example of how you can use the framed sentiments with your Copics. There are a few that are completely closed in, allowing for this look. Makes it easy to match the tone you set with other colored images on your card. This one in particular is a little preview of Fancy Folk Art stamps and dies you'll see later in the countdown. Everything is mounted on a Mega Mat Stack 3 die cut out of Spring Rain Gingham.

You might have noticed a surprise introduction today on Nichole's blog--Daydreamer dies! A dream come true. That stamp set is going to get a workout from me now. I framed my Photo Strip die and happy birthday sentiment in a floral motif in Aqua Mist, Ocean tides, and Simply Chartreuse.

The sentiments work well without the dies as well, as seen here. I teamed up a get well wish with a grid of stamped square motifs from Maile's new Square prints. Very masculine.

And lastly, I just let myself see where some creativity would take me in using the anniversary sentiment. I first stamped the sentiment in Simply Chartreuse onto Limeade Ice cardstock and trimmed out. I also stamped Raspberry Fizz ink on Hibiscus Burst cardstock and cut away just the banner, laying it on my original Limeade Ice sentiment. I was interested in playing off the reference to time in the sentiment, so I used some of the new Hands of Time collection of products. I'm sure you'll be blown away when those are revealed during the group projects this month. Consider this just a bit of a teaser.

Hope you enjoyed my projects. Remember, everything new will be available at on January 15th. I'll be back over the next three days to show you new release projects using all the rest of the goodies. In the meantime, take a gander at what the other girls have been up to...

Maile, Nichole, Heather, Dawn, Melissa


Thanks For Everything Card
Stamps: Everyday Photo Finishers*, Fancy Folk Art*
Dies: Fancy Folk Art Collection, Mega Mat Stack 3, and Photo Finisher Strips
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Spring Rain Gingham Patterned Paper
Copic Markers
Herringbone Impression Plate

Happy Birthday Card
Stamps: Everyday Photo Finishers*, Daydreamer, BB: Houndstooth
Dies: Daydreamer Collection*, Photo Finisher dies
Paper: Classic Kraft, Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist Simple Stripe Patterned Paper
Ink: Fresh Snow, Hawaiian Shores, Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen

Sending Get Well Wishes Card
Stamps: Square Prints*, Everyday Photo Finishers*
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Scarlett Jewel
Dies: Square Prints*

Anniversary Card
Stamps: Everyday Photo Finishers*, Hands of Time*, Framed Out #12*
Paper: Soft Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice
Dies: Hands of Time*
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibicus Burst, Simply Chartreuse

*Available January 15th, 2013 at


  1. Oooh.. just love your projects today Erin! I can't wait to get my hands on those Daydreamer dies. :) You always do such a great job of finding interesting ways to use the new products - today is no exception. My favorite one is the daydreamer one, although the new Time one is a close second.

  2. Wow, I don't know which card I would call my favorite because they are all lovely. I guess I will have to buy the Daydreamer set along with some of the new releases because I just love it and the new dies to match also. Help! I want it all.

  3. Love all of your projects today, Erin! The "Thanks for Everything Card" really blew me away with the circular arrangement framing the Photo Finisher strip. I love using my Copics, too, so this one really tickled my fancy! " Sending You get Well Wishes" is such a great masculine card...pinning that one now. Thanks!

  4. Beautiful projects - I can't pick a favorite! Thanks for all the Photo Finish ideas. I'm intrigued by the peeks of Folk Art Florals and Hands of Time.

  5. Wow! Love, love, LOVE your projects today as always! Thanks for the sneaky peaks too!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff, Erin!! I particularly love that Daydreamer one... such a pretty layout!

  7. Just love every card in today's post. I especially like your get we

  8. Your work is always lovely and inspirational

  9. These cards are gorgeous. Love the squares and photo finishers.

  10. I'm so glad there's now another set of stamps to use with my Photo Finishers dies! BTW, your cards are ALL great, but the one with the squares blows me away.
    -- Connie C.

  11. Love all your cards!
    Great designs...

  12. Gorgeous, Erin! Now I need to add the photo finisher dies to my wish list as gotta have these everyday sentiments. Your color choices and designs are very cool and "out of the box." Just. love. it!

  13. Erin all of your projects are gorgeous, love that first card.

  14. Fabulous creativity - LOVE the "Byzantine" look of the focal ,point on first card :)