Design Team Tips With Betsy Veldman

By September 1, 2017General

Today, Betsy is sharing on her blogsome tips and tricks to use your Papertrey Ink dies with leather to accent all sorts of different projects:


"We had a whole lot of fun with Stamp-A-Faire last weekend, playing around with different materials and creating faux metal and leather looks, all from paper!  But sometimes it’s fun to use the real deal.  I’ve been experimenting with combining real leather with my Papertrey Ink dies to add details not just to paper-crafted projects, but to some sewing and knitting projects as well!  A bit of leather, even a simple tag or label, can really elevate a project and give it a finished, polished look.  I hope you’ll stop by to check out what I’ve been working on!"



  • STAMPS: Kind of Corny
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile
  • PAPER: Rustic Cream, Americana, Kraft
  • DIES: Noted: A1 Scalloped, Leaf Prints, Kind of Corny, In Bloom Impression Plate
  • OTHER: Stencil from the Make it Market: Market Street kit, leather scraps, twine, ink blending sponge



  • DIES: Stitched Pinked Edge Label, Heart Prints
  • OTHER: leather scraps



  • STAMPS: Thanks All Ways
  • INK: Versamark, Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Kraft
  • DIES: Noted: A1 Scalloped, Big Basics: Thanks, Cover Plate: Scroll Frame, In Bloom Impression Plate
  • OTHER: Gold embossing powder, tiny brads, leather scraps



  • DIES: Stitched Circles, Bookprint Alphabet Upper
  • OTHER: leather scraps

Make sure to visit Betsy's blog to see more!

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Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • 1
    Mary W says:

    Oh the possibilities that are out there waiting for me to come play! Leather is the new way to create wonderful boy cards and still have a great time making them.

  • 2
    Mary Lou Kemp says:

    Wow….I would never have thought of using real leather and my dies….such a great idea. I love all the things you used leather on and especially that little tag with the cut out heart. Your right in saying it give it a polished look. Thanks for sharing!!

  • 3
    Wendy says:

    WoW!! This is wonderful <3 Thanks for the GREAT SHARE 🙂 Have a beautiful and Blessed Day!

  • 4
    Ann says:

    Wonderful projects and great inspiration.

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