Monday, April 15, 2013

April Release Projects

And another Papertrey Ink Release comes to a close. It's such a sprint from around the 8th to the 13th for us. A fun one. In about a week, I'll be craving to do it all over again. But until then, there's laundry to be done, long walks to take, movie nights to cuddle through with the littles. But before I hit all that, I'm here to post the rest of my release projects. 

Happiness In Bloom.  I went all bold with this one. With a lot of the multi step florals being released (Sweet Life, Rosie Posie Two Step) I'm going to explore the idea of stamping the second layer stamp with Versamark and heat embossing with clear powder. I did that here on the leaves. Lots of possibilities there I think. 

Sketched Shapes. Oh, I know you all love this one! The more you use it, the more you like it. In fact, I don't even think this set was assigned to us for an individual project. And here I made one anyway. It is just irresistible. 

On this one in particular I stamped a pattern with the large triangle. First in Melon Berry, then rotated it 90 degrees counterclockwise and stamped in Berry Sorbet. I die cut a third triangle out of white cardstock. The patterned just got repeated and this is the result. Sentiment is from Tweet Talk

Handy Hardware. This was a fun pairing with Handy Hardware and the manger stamp from Nativity Silhouettes. I drew in the nails with a pen. I showed Matt, all proud of myself for making this tremendously masculine card. He snorted and said, "No Dad would make a house that looks like that." Whatever! So literal those guys sometimes. 

7th Inning Stretch. Lizzie is the go-to-gal for guy themed sets. Try cutting the bat out of balsa wood and wrap the handle with washi tape for a realistic touch. 

Boutique Border: Father. I was totally inspired by Cristina on this card by just die cutting one side of the frame at a time. It allowed me to make a larger frame. This way, you can custom fit any of the fabulous Stylish Sentiment stamps. 

I created a frame and did some stamping with the banner stamp from Sketched Shapes set. Stars die cut from Star Gazer dies. ( fab are those...the perfect little stars.). I recently bought these large packs of rhinestones from Michaels. They are the store's Recollections brand. In the pack, are the smallest rhinestones I've ever seen. They fit nicely on the stars I think. 

Wonderful Words: Memories. I'm saving this one to give to Sassy Pants. If ever there were a truer sentiment. Just looking at all those photos on an index print makes me grin like an idiot. Nice pairing with Big Ticket Basics, no? And just a little glimpse of my beloved Shutterbug Special poking out the side. And there are those itty bitty cute stars again. 

Thanks for hanging in with me this week. And for all the wonderful comments. They make me smile too. Maybe not as big as that chubby cheeked little girl of mine, but pretty darn close. 

More release projects linked below. All the new products available tonight at

Maile Belles
Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Ashley Cannon Newell

Happiness In Bloom
Stamps: Happiness In Bloom
Dies: Beautiful Blooms 2
Paper: Pure Poppy, Royal Velvet, Stamper's Select White
Ink: True Black
Embossing Powder: Aqua ZING!, Clear
Soft Stone Buttons

Sketched Shapes
Stamps: Sketched Shapes, Tweet Talk
Cardstock: Soft Blush, Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet, Memento London Fog
Dies: Sketched Shapes

Handy Hardware
Stamps: Handy Hardware, Sketched Shapes, BB: Farm & Barn, World's Greatest, Navitivy Silhouettes
Ink: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy,Memento London Fog
Dies: Sketched Shapes, Handy Hardware
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy

All Star
Stamps: 7th Inning Stretch, Half & Half, BB: Stars, Bountiful Banners
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Half & Half, 7th Inning Stretch, 1.75" Limitless Layers Circles, Star Border, Bountiful Banners, Star Gazer
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaft, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
Other: balsa wood and washi tape

Boutique Borders
Stamps: Boutique Borders, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Sketched Shapes
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: Boutique Borders, Star Gazer
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate

Stamps: Wonderful Words: Memories, Big Ticket Basics, Shutterbug Special
Dies: Wonderful Words: Memories, Fabulous Frames, Big Ticket Basics, Star Gazer
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse
Other: Echo Park Paper


  1. Love the 'house' built around the tools!! Clever.

  2. Great idea for the baseball bats...and my favorite card is the boutique border! Terrific color combo, and the detail is marvelous!

  3. Love your cards!

  4. Love the way you used the triangle in the Sketched Shapes card!

  5. Beautiful! I love your sketched shapes card. I just kept staring at it.

  6. How creative you are!!!
    Loved them all.

  7. loved the framed pictures of the baby with the camera and ticket. Very creative! Since I have no idea what all the profiles are below, I just selected anonymous. Hope that doesn't make me anonymous for the drawing. :-)
    Sherri in Phoenix

  8. All so bright! Love the baseball card, and the tool set!

  9. I can not but love those incredible works.Nice!