April 2017 Release: Day 1

Hello! And welcome to the April 2017 Release from Papertrey Ink! We are SO excited to kick things off, there's lots of pretty things this month and we can hardly wait to get started, so here we go!!!

 

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Cloche Quarters progress

Clear domes called cloches have been very popular in home decor for the last few years.  Filled with beautiful seasonal things, they are a fun home decor accent.  Well, now you can take this trend into your paper crafting.  This Cloche Quarters set is filled with two different sized domes and three different bases to mix and match.  The coordinating seasonal Cloche Quarters Fillers sets will be released throughout the coming year, and contain all sorts of fun things to put under the domes.  You’ll have fun digging through your current stamp collection for other things that can be put inside the domes as well, such as the entire Petite Places collection!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers progress

This Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers set is filled with pretty springtime things to put under the domes from the Cloche Quarter set!  Pretty daffodils, a bird house, potted flowers, and succulents remind us of the joys of spring, but can stretch through the year as well.  The multi-step images make it easy to create colorful images, no coloring required!

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Mix & Mat Scallops progress

You'll love this new die collection that is the next set in Betsy's series. The lacy interior will offer tons of options, possibly to even coordinate with elements of the new mini kit. Of course the basics of the scallops and the stitching will be something you can turn to again and again.

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Pen & Ink progress

Brushed lettering is al the rage and now you can bring that look to all of your paper crafting. Whether it be cards, tags, gift wrap or anything else you dream up, you will love all the possibilities and themes this collection provides.

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Available for purchase April 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

 

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Daffodil Card

My first project uses the new Cloche Quarters collection, and let me tell you, this is amazing to work with! As usual,Betsy has thought of every single detail so everyone can look like an impressive artist!

Side

I kept things really simple, stamping and die-cutting the stand, sentiment banner and daffodils. Don't you love this little sentiment banner? Normally it might be a bit tricky to add the sentiment to a project using this kind of focal point, but Betsy thought ahead and included this banner and a few little sentiments to coordinate with it.

Banner

The cloche itself is just die-cut from our Clear Cardstock, giving it a realistic glass look.

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Embossing

I embossed the Mix & Mat: Scallop dies right into the Classic Kraft card bas to help ground the focal point.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cloche Quarters, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers
  • INK: Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow (stamped off)
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Cloche Quarters dies, Cloche Quarters: Spring dies, Mix & Mat: Scallops dies
  • OTHER: Clear Cardstock, Glossy Accents (adhesive)

 

Ensemble

This wooden base is another favorite from the Cloche Quarters set, and in fact inspired this little keepsake too.

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The card started with a Spring Rain card base. Mat

Then a die-cut mat using the Mix & Mat: Scallop dies and vellum.

Violets

The gorgeous pot of violets included in the Spring Filler set is really beautiful and I love it paired with the Spring Rain card base.

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Wood keepsake

I stamped this little wooden ornament with dye inks, using Pen & Ink sentiment set as well as the floral cluster from last month's Botanical Letters set. It was easy to do and will make a great gift!

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cloche Quarters, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers, Pen & Ink, Keep It Simple: Gift For You (available April 15th) Botanical Letters
  • INK: Dark Indigo, Amethyst Allure, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain, Vellum cardstock
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops die
  • OTHER: wood ornament (Hobby Lobby), Copic markers, black pen

 

Card

The intricacy of the new Mix & Mat: Scallops die lends itself to so many things and allows you to keep it simple since it offers so much detail.

Detail

I watercolored a background using Zig Markers, then adhered a white Mix & Mat: Scallops die-cut on top of it. So easy yet so beautiful. This really lets the details pop.

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Sentiment

I tucked one of the large sentiments from Pen & Ink onto the interior of the card. I used a bit of an ombré technique with the inking of this, using Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink (available April 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Dark Indigo, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops die
  • OTHER: Zig Clean Color Markers, water pen

 

Blessing Card

Here is another example of simplicity with this die, this time creating an intricate window.

Window

To help maintain the intricacy of the die-cut area, I used a vellum strip to house the sentiment from Pen & Ink.

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Side

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink (available April 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Lilac Grace, Stamper's Select White, Vellum cardstock
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops dies
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, white gel pen

 

Card

I have one last card fro you today using Pen & Ink, this is actually one of my favorite sentiments from the set.

Flowers

I stamped florals from Courage & Kindness in dye inks, then watercolored over them with a water brush. I added a bit of shading with Zig markers and watercolored a second time.

Sentiment

The sentiment was heat embossed onto the watercolor paper, allowing it to be used with the emboss resist technique.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink (available April 15th) Courage & Kindness
  • INK: VersaMark, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet
  • PAPER: Soft Stone, water color paper
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Zig Clean Color Markers

 

Betsy-Veldman

Betsy Veldman is joining me today, featuring Cloche Quarters and Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers. 

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Betsy created this gorgeous spring project with the daffodils and butterflies from the Cloche Quarters collection. The colors she used are vibrant and such a testimony to spring!

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cloche Quarters, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers (available April 15th)
  • INK: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Cloche Quarters dies, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers dies, Mix & Mat: Scallops dies
  • OTHER: Mini ink blending tool

 

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I love how Betsy thought to add the pot of flowers beside the cloche stand, this creates a really great scene that has lots of detail and just wants to make you smile!

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cloche Quarters, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers, Pen & Ink (available April 15th)
  • INK: Soft Stone, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky
  • PAPER: Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Cloche Quarters dies, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers dies, Mix & Mat: Scallops dies
  • OTHER: Clear Cardstock

 

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Loving the colors used on this one! So unique and fabulous! The little strip of paper at the bottom is such a nice touch and really adds a lot of balance to the card.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cloche Quarters, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers (available April 15th) Bitty Bouquets
  • INK: Autumn Rose, Amethyst Allure, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Vellum Cardstock, Stamper's Select White, Mint Julep Pattern Basics
  • DIES: Cloche Quarters dies, Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers dies
  • OTHER: Mini ink blending tool

 

Dawn-McVey

Dawn McVey is joining me today, featuring Mix & Mat: Scallops die collection as well as Pen & Ink stamp set. 

Pen&InkHappily

The delicate features of Dawn's card are gorgeous and so easy to recreate. layering the two doily style cuts from the Mix & Mat: Scallops dies is just pure genius.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Gran’s Garden (available April 15th)
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, copy paper (Target)
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops, Gran’s Garden, Noted: Scalloped A1

 

Pen&InkThankYou

The bright colors used here are one of the first things that grab you. There's a wonderful sense of texture from the woodgrain background to the twine and layered flower.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Gran’s Garden (available April 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Ranger Jet Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise bitty dot, watercolor card stock (Michael’s)
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops, Gran’s Garden, Made With Love Tags 1 
  • OTHER: Woodgrain Metal Stencil, Vanilla/Tan Embossing Mats, True Black baker’s twine, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, water brush

 

Pen&InkHappy

This bright and cheery creation allows the sentiment to take center stage. The little detail of the embossing with the Mix & Mat: Scallop die is a fabulous finishing touch.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Pen & Ink, Gran’s Garden (available April 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Green Parakeet, Ranger Jet Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Kraft, Vellum
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Scallops
  • OTHER: Vanilla/tan Embossing Mats

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Have today's products have you feeling inspired? Is there anything particular that is speaking to you?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

Release-giveaway

Leave a comment today and you're automatically entered to win a $75 Papertrey Ink gift certificate!

You have until 7am EST, Tuesday, April 11th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

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Betsy

Be sure to check out Betsy's blog for a bonus project using the Mix & Mat: Scallops dies!

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