Hi there! I'm so happy to have you visit today. I get to introduce a new Papertrey Ink stamp set as well as a new set of dies. All of the new products you see here over the new few days will be available to purchase April 15th, 10 pm EST at the Papertrey Ink store.
The set I'm showcasing is the new Initial Thoughts stamp and die collection, a wonderful basic set to have on hand for just about any occasion. What I love about it is that you can pull out your favorite existing sets and use them as accents to compliment the desired sentiment...lots of fun. It seems like sympathy cards are the last type of cards I want to make, don't know why, but I avoid them. So, I challenged myself to get to work and create one using this new set. I stamped my Initial Thoughts sentiment on white cardstock cut using the Double Ended Banners die and layered the coordinating image from the Initial Thoughts set over the top. The coordinating dies come with one solid rectangle block and one with a window. I love using the window and layering it over other dies, paper, etc.
For my focal point, I used the Friends 'Til the End stamp set and paper pieced the floral image using paper from the Pretty Pastels paper pad. I paired this set with the Leave it Be stamp set that you can see peeking out from beneath the flower. I embellished the center of my flower with vintage trim cut using the Seasonal Stitching: Clovers die, and felt flowers cut using the new Button Stacks II dies.
I stamped my sunflower image on Kraft cardstock using watermark ink, then embossed it using white embossing powder. I then used my Copics and Faber-Castell markers to add color to my image. Before attaching it to my card front, I added a Classic Kraft felt border down the right cut using the Be Happy die.
Next up is just a fun Best Wishes card...I love this particular sentiment because it can be used for many different occasions. Once again I layered the image from the Initial Thoughts set over my stamped sentiment which I stamped on a Double Ended Banner cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.
I layered this over Limitless Layers: 2 1/4: Hearts and Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches dies and dressed it up with more sweet Buttons Stacks II dies and white silk ribbon. Everything is layered over paper and hearts cut using the Cover Plate: Hearts. My paper is all from the Crate Paper Styleboard collection.
And lastly, a simple baby card using the Initial Thoughts set with images from the Night, Night Moon stamp set. I trimmed the solid initial thoughts die to form more of a banner and tucked it under my Tremendous Tag. The Limitless Layers: 2 1/2" Circle dies form the base layer of my focal point. The paper used on this card is all from the Road Trip paper pad. Such a fun color combination for a new baby boy, don't you think? My glitter star accents are from Freckled Fawn.
That's it for me, but follow the links below to see more projects from other designers using these new sets (and others) too. Thanks for visiting!