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


  1. Gorgeous color palette for your sweet birthday ensemble, Kay! I am in awe of the fantastic blends you got on the balloons. They look amazing. Everything looks professional and festive. Perfect for a young girl's birthday. I really like the candles stamped on the envelope, too. Just a fantastic project. Big, big hugs! :)

  2. A gorgeous, vibrant, fresh birthday ensemble, Kay! I'm especially delighted to see elements from Stylized Autumn joining the new products; yet more evidence of how versatile this set is (which, by the way, I have in my collection and love x love!). Thank you for the Monday-morning smiles!

  3. My gosh Kay, these blended colors are bright,happy and gorgeous together! The quilted tag is darling and I love every detail on your projects once again!

  4. Love your girly ensemble! The colors and your blending are so wonderful! I love the candles on the envelope too!

  5. Blown away by your bright happy ensemble! Perfection!!!

  6. Oh my gosh, I am totally inspired by all these gorgeous colors, Kay! You have completely out-done yourself with this post, and I can't wait to get my hands on these new goodies! I also love how you included the leaves from Stylized Autumn on your tag...Perfection, my friend!!!

  7. I'm loving the new release and your take on these products is a delight, Kay! I love the delicious colors and delightful shading you've used. Especially happy to see the Stylized Autumn leaves and flowers too. As always, I'm inspired by your amazing designs!

  8. This ensemble is perfect for that girly girl who is all about pink, bows and anything else that lets the world know she is female. How wonderful, especially the blend on your balloons. I've yet to master that even with the MISTI.

  9. Always perfection!

  10. These are sooooo gorgeous, Kay, I just love the bright, cheery colors!!!

  11. So pretty and the colors are too

  12. Loving the Big Basics dies. They bring such a wonderful element to the design of the card. Gorgeous set.

  13. Wow, gorgeous inspiration! Such versatile and happy products!!

  14. Each month I can't wait to see what you come up with and each month you out do yourself!!! Love the bright fun colors and all the different ways you use the products. So glad I already have Stylized Autumn and can't wait to get the new Invitation Basic stamps and dies set.

  15. Beautiful projects, beautiful colors, beautiful designs, beautifully done!!!

  16. Hi Kay,

    Holy Coquito-Puerto Rican Yummy Christmas Drink-the color combo is HEAVENLY! Who said that combining bold colors was a no-no,Girl you proved them sooooo wrong!
    You creations are SUPERB!!!! You go Girl!

    María Alba

  17. WOW!!! So rich in colors!!

  18. beautiful party ensemble - love, love, love the colors and the little details everywhere!!


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