Sunday, March 10, 2013

Introducing Polka Dot Parade #2

Hello Papertrey Ink Peeps. It's our favorite day of the month (mine included!)--the Release Week Kickoff. I'm here featuring the new Polka Dot Parade #2. Sweet little flowers with matching dies. There's room in everybody's collection for this one. Let me so you what I mean with a trio of cards.

The sentiment this time around is "sending a happy HELLO". I was inspired by this project last month to stamp the word "hello" repeatedly on an angle in Blueberry Sky ink on Aqua Mist cardstock. Love that color combination. You wouldn't think it wold work, but it does. Between my "hellos" I have stamped a pinked border from Sew Simple Borders. Just to break it up a bit and add interest. The focal point sentiment is broken up between two cuts of Double Ended Banner and framed with Daydreamer stamps and dies. A fresh look for spring, don't you think?

 Next up, I have a fanciful scattering of flowers cut with the new Polka Dot Parade #2 dies and stamped with the outline flower stamps. Lots of different colors and patterned papers going on here. Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, and Winter Wisteria all mounted on a Sweet Blush panel. I'm using Sweet Blush a lot lately as more of a neutral like I would Aqua Mist.  I've stamped everything in Enchanted Evening ink. To add an additional element and carry over the outlined look, I pulled a stamp and die from Butterfly Dreams on Enchanted Evening Polka Dot patterned Paper. The sentiment is from the upcoming Spring Hills. 

And lastly, I've got this tri-color card using Berry Sorbet, Simple Chartreuse, and Blueberry Sky on Smokey Shadow cardstock. There is a stamp with four flower stems on it included in Polka Dot Parade #2. . I stamped only three of them on each of my colored panels and topped with polka dot blooms stamped onto flower die cuts. The word "hello" is from last month's Wonderful Word series. There's also a new die here I used...we'll leave that up to guesses:). 

Feeling springlike? Or just wanting to hunker down and stamp? There's four more days of inspiration left, so I hope we can get both feelings inspired over the next few days.

In the meantime, there are more previews at the following blogs:

Maile Belles
Nichole Heady
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Melissa Bickford

Supplies for today's projects. New products available at Papertrey Ink on 3/15/13.

Diagonal Hello
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #2, Sew Simple Borders, Daydreamer
Paper: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White, New Leaf
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf
Dies: Double Ended Banner, Daydreamer Collection
Other: Basic Grey PB&J 6x6 paper pad (for diagonal border)

Happy Spring Birthday
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #2, Spring Hills, Butterfly Dreams
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Soft Blush, Winter Wisteria, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
Patterned Paper Collections: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #2, Butterfly Dreams

Tri Color Hello
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #2
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, 
Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Polka Dot Parade, Wonderful Words: Hello, Get a Handle On It 
Other: Adhesive Pearls


  1. Your first card is giving me lots of inspiration for angle, dies and colors. My favorite is your last card. Love the panels.

  2. Love your last card. The new die? I must have it.

  3. great cards. must try the color pannels.

  4. Love your hello cards! That is a beautiful color combo that you used in the last one.

  5. FABULOUS CARDS ERIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) It ALWAYS AMAZES ME, people with the SAME STAMPS come up with cards SOOOO DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!! :) FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  6. All are so cute. I love your "Happy Spring Birthday" card. Such a happy little card. The polka dot butterfly is the cutest.

  7. Loving the cards, Erin. Liking the blue combos of the hello card. The spring birthday card is so happy and I love the bright color combo on "hello" (and a new die? squee!)

  8. Gorgeous work, Erin. In particular, I like the oblique angle of the images on the first card and the trio of big banners on the third :)

  9. I'm going to try the tri-color design,would never have thought of this and it is fabulous! I especially love the little butterfly stamp in blue, such a lovely touch!

  10. I'm always inspired by your cards. Looking forward to the release.

  11. Love your last card! A larger banner die :). Can't wait to see more of it. Your first card with the diagonal hellos is fantastic.

  12. Spying the new die here, Erin, and it's very cool. Great cards but have to agree with some others that your tri-color Hello is my fav. Looking forward to the days ahead to see what else you've got up your sleeve.

  13. Stunning. Love the cards and especially love the banner one. The colors are so bold and striking.

  14. Love your hello banner card! Such a fun look! :)

  15. your tri-color was an "ah" moment as I was scrolling down the page. Can't wait to use that great layout!

  16. I love those polka dot flowers. They've so cute and add so much.

  17. I love the tri colour card. The tone on tone along with the flowers reminds me of spring. Love the simplicity.

  18. Nice samples using the new polka dot set and dies! Like the blue/green color combo on the first card. I like the split sentiment. LOVE the colored banners with the dotty flowers on the ends. Fab! :)

  19. All of your samples are GREAT but I absolutely LOVE the last one!

  20. Fantasic cards but your 3rd card with that Hello is superb so colorful. I Love it. Those small flowers are so cute too.

  21. Love the cards especially the Hello

  22. Your cards are always awesome and today's are no exception! Love the fun colors and I'm so excited about this month's release.

  23. Hi Erin! I love your fresh style. These cards are great. Please add email subscription to your blog. The reader does not send me a message that there is new content on ipad. I eventually get here when other PTI team members post links to your blog. I'm new to blogging, but I think you have to go the dashboard and request it, like you would a new widgit. Thanks