Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Release Projects

And another month has flown by with Papertrey Ink. Impending deadlines tend to do that to a person. HA!

Seriously, it is always a joy every month that we, as design team members, get to do this. I wrap up this final blog post with a smile on my face, eager to do it all again next month.

So without further adieu, the rest of my projects.

Side by Side Sentiments and Butterfly Kisses Die. I've been waiting for this die forever! Yes! Three butteflies flitter between two leaf sprays from Turning a New Leaf. I accent the leaves with Copics and itsy bitsy little expoxy dots from Michaels. I embossed with clear powder a border stamp from BB: Retro. A sentiment from Maile's set is stamped below.

A close up to show some detail of the butterfly die and stamp set it action. I stamped the solid butterfly directly on my white cardstock panel. I stamped the more linear butterfly on the die and then just glued one wing down, allowing the opposing wing to fold up and show off the image below.

Wonderful Words: Baby. Just a lovely excuse to use the Baby Button Bits dies and Tremendous Tags. Blocks are from Strawberry Patch. I liked that I was able to use three supportive words with the "baby" die to make a longer sentiment.

Boutique Borders: Baby. I am in love with this card. So very vintage. Has to do with the colors. I found a new combo that I like...Ocean Tides and Pinefeather on Aqua Mist cardstock. A Sweet Life roses and sentiment from Stylish Sentiment: Birthday (embossed in gold) help support my 1940's vibe. 

I created corner accents using only one side of Dawn's Boutique Borders: Baby set for the month. Just another idea for you. 

Red, White, and Blue. Being a 4th of July baby, I particularly like this set. Last month's Star Gazer dies are a perfect match for the trailing streamers of fireworks. 

Polka Dot Parade #4. I think all teddy bears need to arrive with heart balloons, don't you? All the better if they are holding up an adorable basket from Vintage Picnic.

Tiny Triangles. A very masculine card. I used the Triangle Cover Plate to place my rows of triangles in Blueberry Sky, Orange Zest, and New Leaf. In the spaces in between,  the triangle strip from last month's Sketched Shapes stamped in Dark Chocolate on Dark Chocolate cardstock add a little interest.

And that is all folks. More inspiration is just a click away. Thanks for joining me this month.

Maile Belles

Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell


Get Well Butterfly Card
Stamps: Side by Side Sentiments, Butterfly Kisses, Turning a New Leaf, BB: Retro
Cardstock: True Black and Stamper's Select White
Dies: Butterfly Kisses
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Winter Wisteria, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Accents from Michaels

Baby Boy
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Baby, Strawberry Patch, Baby Button Bits
Dies: Baby Button Bits, Tremendous Tags, Star Border
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Kraft, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss
Ink: Spring Rain, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky
Spring Rain Striped Patterned Paper, Blueberry Sky Bitty Dot
Blueberry Sky, Simply Chartreuse, and Harvest Gold Vintage Button Collections
Cream Rustic Button Twine

Boutique Borders
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Baby, A Sweet Life, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream
Ink: Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold
Melon Berry Bitty Dot Patterned Paper
Gold Filigree Embossing Powder
Dies: A Sweet Life Collection

Oh Snap
Stamps: Red, White, & Blue
Carstock: True Black, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, PUre Poppy, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Star Gazer Collection
Red, Turquoise, and Royal Blue gems
True Black Ink

Polka Dot Parade
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #4, Vintage Picnic, Strawberry Patch, Heart-2-Heart #2
Dies: Polka Dot Parade #4, Vintage Picnic, Heart-2-Heart #3, Clouds
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Lavendar Moon, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Plum Pudding
Patterned Paper Collections: Lavendar Moon, Sweet Blush, and Lemon Tart
Cream Button Twine

Stamps: Tiny Triangles, Sketched Shapes, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Blueberry Sky, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky
Triangle Cover Plate


  1. Really really love your butterfly get well card Erin. The solid stamp under the die cut is so effective - so glad I kept my Butterfly Kisses set!

  2. Your baby cards are super sweet!!

  3. Great cards, Erin! I especially love the little bear in the basket with the balloons-- so sweet!

  4. Wowiedoodle! Love all your GREAT cards. The butterfly card is spectacular. LOVE it! The little tag baby card is so very cute. All are just wonderful. Thanks so much.

  5. Love your cards, but especially the Baby Button Bits tags!

  6. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your cards Erin!!!!!!!!! I SQUEELED when I saw the Teddy Bear in the Picnic basket with a Balloon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) SOOOOO ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  7. Beautiful job Erin. The butterfly card is so delicate in appearance. Love what you did with the tags on the baby card. Your retro card is absolutely gorgeous and the teddy bear in the picnic basket--what a stroke of genius. Love your work!!!

  8. WOW gorgeous cards!

  9. Gorgeous cards one and all! I especially love your Butterfly Kisses card and the Retro Colors on your Sweet Life roses!


  10. Oh My... I love the all! But had t say that "Baby Boy" is adorable!!!!!!!!!!

  11. All great cards - but have to say - LOVE the butterfly card!

  12. I love the butterfly cards. The baby cards especially the bear in the basket seems so real.

  13. Just love the way you stamped the solid butterfly and then let one wing float above it. ooooo! perfect!

  14. Great projects, Erin.