Friday, December 2, 2016

12 Days Of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

Hello! I am super excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Tags with a Feminine Twist  again this year! Each day one of their talented designers and a guest designer will be showing off their tags created from a different theme. Today  I am the guest designer for the very talented Julia Stainton! I have created a tag with products from  My Favorite Things using a glitter  theme!

You can see all of the beautiful tags in the Ellen Hutson Classroom!!

I hope you can see my glitter. I promise I used glitter on this! To create my tag, I used a scalloped circle die and glued a round tag on the back so there would be a hanger at the top. I then used the pierced circle dies to cut out the patterned paper for the background. I colored the cute little elf with Copic markers and I glittered up his hat and the white on the stocking with Crystal Stickles from Ranger. 

I stamped the pine from Lawn Fawn, cut it out and tucked some behind the little elf, along with a couple of snowflakes from MFT. The sentiment is heat embossed with white on black card stock. I also added glitter to the pine and the snowflakes! It's Christmas time! You can't have too much glitter! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Kay :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Botanicals

Hello! I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a good one! We had two wonderful ones with lots of family and friends.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I made with a cute stamp set from Memory Box called Christmas Botanicals.

I have been wanting to try coloring on kraft card stock for some time now. I've seen so many pretty cards done this way, so I finally found some time to give it a try. I stamped the wreath with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added some white highlights with a white Prismacolor pencil. I also speckled it with some white acrylic paint when I was finished. 

 I stamped the sentiment in the center of the wreath... very carefully... then I cut the whole panel out with a stitched rectangle die,  and layered it onto a card that I had covered with some red gingham paper. 


And here is another one I did in more Kay style :) The background is Peacock Feathers distress ink on watercolor paper. Again, I colored the wreath with Copic markers, and added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint. I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die. I created some background paper to mount this on by randomly stamping images from this set in red ink onto the coral card stock.

I added a few clear sequins and a sentiment in black!

Here is a photo of a couple more backgrounds I created with some of the stamps in this set. So fun! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet though! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! The products I used are listed and linked below!


Kay :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink Release In Review

Hello and welcome to the Release in Review post for the November Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on November 15th at 10:00 EST!

My first card uses the new Fill In The Blanks stamp set and matching dies by Erin. This is a really fun set and I can see so many possibilities with it! I stamped the frame with Stormy Sea, cut it out, and adhered it off the edge of my card base. I then stamped the just because word background with Taken With Teal and New Leaf inks, cut that out, and adhered it with foam tape. The flowers are from Fresh Floral Wraps and the leafy thing is from Songbirds. 

I embossed the Just because sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder, then adhered that with foam tape too.

STAMPS: Fill In The Blank, Fresh Floral Wraps
DIES: Fill In The Blank, Fresh Floral Wraps, Song Bird
INK: New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Stormy Sea
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow
OTHER: Sequins


This one was created with Maile's new Splits: Happy Birthday set and dies, along with Betsy's new Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Dies. I love the tiny scalloped stitching on these! The Happy Birthday was stamped with Raspberry Fizz, and the outer part with Hibiscus Burst. I cut the inner part of the scalloped die out of some watercolored paper, I had watercolored with Hibiscus Burst. 

The White leaves are cut with the die from Songbirds. I'm really getting a lot of use out of that one these days :)

STAMPS: Splits: Happy Birthday
DIES: Splits: Happy Birthday, Noted: A2 Scalloped Vertical, Songbird 
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white

OTHER: Watercolor paper, sequins


Oh I love the newest addition to the Dress UP Dolls! Winter Fun is so cute! I especially love that little snowman! Had so much fun coloring these! I used some Distress inks to created my background on watercolor paper. I used the smallest snowflake from Fancy Flakes dies to cut out the snowflake. The snowdrift is cut with the Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical. 

The sentiment is from Cozy Christmas stamp set.

STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun, Cozy Christmas
DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun, Fancy Flakes, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Copic Markers, Distress Ink  


This was a fun one to make, and I did it a little bit different than I usually do. I first stamped the plate directly onto my card base. Then I cut a mask out with the die for the plate and put that over it. I put painter's tape across where I wanted my horizon line and then blended some Aqua Mist ink below it. After that, I colored everything with Copic markers and added them with foam tape. The sentiment is from the new Keep It Simple: Birthday lll.

STAMPS: What The Doodle: Piece of Cake, Keep it Simple: Birthday III
DIES: What The Doodle: Piece of Cake
INK: True Black, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White 


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the fun and exciting new things! 
All of the new products will be available at   Papertrey Ink   tonight, at 10:00 EST!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Invitation Inspiration

Hello and welcome to our final group post for the November  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on November 15th at 10:00 EST!

Today the team is using some fun new birthday products to create a party invitation ensemble! The products I'm showcasing today are the Invitation Basics stamp set and dies, Big Basics: Save The Date Die, and  Big Basics: Surprise die. And I am creating an invitation and tag for a young girl's birthday party.

Here is the card that I created. I stamped the balloons with the MISTI so I could blend my colors a bit. I stamped the packages, cut them out with the matching dies and stacked them up, and put a bow at the top. I added a couple of the flowers from Stylized Autumn, and a strip of yellow striped paper along the bottom.

I cut out the Big Basics: Save The Date die three times, glued those together and adhered it across the balloons at the top.

I also created a cute matching envelope by stamping the candles from the Invitation Basics stamp set in different colors along the bottom.

STAMPS: Invitation Basics, Stylized Autumn
DIES: Invitation Basics, Stylized Autumn
INK: Prairie Grass, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bright Buttercup + White patterned paper
OTHER: Clear sequins


I used the Tag Sale: Quilted die for my tag, and the stitched square background is from the Noted: Scalloped Square dies. I blended some of the new Prairie Grass dye ink along the bottom of the stitched square before adhering the greenery and cake. 

I cut the Big Basics: Surprise die out of Hibiscus Burst card stock  three times, layered those together, and glued them along the top of the stitched square. I added a few clear sequins and a ribbon at the top tied with silver thread.

STAMPS: Invitation Basics, Stylizled Autumn 
DIES: Invitation Basics, Stylized Autumn, Big Basics: Surprise, Tag Sale: Quilted, Noted: Scalloped Square
INK: Prairie Grass, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Hibiscus Burst
OTHER: Clear Sequins, ribbon, silver thread


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of my projects for the release! All of these beautiful products will be available at  Papertrey Ink   November 15th, at 10:00 EST!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!

Melissa Phillips

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Birthday Wrap Inspiration

Hello and welcome to the second group post for the November  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on November 15th at 10:00 EST!

I have some fun birthday themed projects to share with you today! The team is showcasing For You Stamp set and dies by Lizzie Jones, Basic Cut Tag Die, Window Cut Tag Die, and Wrap It Up Dies.

Since I am so in a Christmas mood right now, I decided to do a Christmas themed birthday! I have several friends who have birthdays in December and even a couple who's kids birthdays are on Christmas day! This would be so perfect! 

For my first project, I created a fun little gift bag using the new Wrap It Up Dies. I love them!! The bow looks so real, and I adore the stitching! It creates the cutest little wrapped up package! I used some paper from the Holiday Plaid paper pack for the box, then Pure Poppy card stock for the bow. I created the little box with the same tutorial that I use all the time. You can find it HERE.  It's easy and fun, and I love it! 

After I had assembled everything, I cut the Big Basics: Wish Big die out three times, glued those together and glued that down to my package. 

DIES: Wrap It Up, Big Basics: Wish Big
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Holiday Plaid Paper pack


Next I made a card using the new For You Stamp set along with the Big Basics: Party Tie die, and a few other Christmasy things. The trees are from Tiny Town: Holiday Yard, and the Candy Canes are from Sweet Holiday Wishes.

I added a little strip of Pure Poppy + White patterned paper underneath the Pure Poppy card stock for a little interest. The candy canes are layered over a snowflake from the Fancy Flakes Dies.

STAMPS: For You, Sweet Holiday Wishes
DIES: Sweet Holiday Wishes, Big Basics: Party Time, Fancy Flakes, Tiny Town: Holiday Yard
INK: Pure Poppy
PAPER: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy + White paper pack
OTHER: Clear Sequins


For my last project, I created a matching tag using the For You stamp set, For You Dies, Window Cut Tag, and Basic Cut Tag. I cut the background die out of the red polka dot paper,  the middle of the tag is cut with the Happy die that comes with the For You Dies, and the green layer on top is cut with the Window Cut Tag die. These are really fun with the way you can layer all the pieces!  

Then I Christmas-ed it all up with some greenery from Winter Woods, Candy canes from Sweet Holiday Wishes, gold stars from Star Scribbles and a big snowflake from Fancy Flakes!

STAMPS: For You, Sweet Holiday Wishes, Star Scribbles, Winter Woods
DIES: Basic Cut Tag, Window Cut Tag, For You Tag Dies, Fancy Flakes, Winter Woods, Sweet Holiday Wishes
INK: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white, Pure Poppy + White paper pack, New Leafll
OTHER: Gold embossing powder, Baker’s Twine


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with another look at some of the fun new products coming to   Papertrey Ink   November 15th, at 10:00 EST!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!

Melissa Phillips