Whether you’re here for the first time or the 100th time, you’ve probably seen all the awesome creations over the years on our blog. But, what you probably don’t know is anything about our incredibly talented Papertrey Ink team. For the next few months, we’re going to introduce you to each member of our product design team, so you get to know a little about them and their design talents.

Meet Ashley Newell

Hometown: Northern Virginia

Role: Marketing Director

Blog: Paper Suite


How did you become involved with Papertrey Ink? How long have you been part of the team?

I started working with Papertrey Ink as a design team member in 2011.

What is your role?

I facilitate Papertrey Ink’s social media and digital marketing efforts.

What are some of your favorite projects you have been involved in?

Creating with the design team has always brought joy to my heart.

What’s your favorite Papertrey Ink product and/or event?

My most memorable event was a summer CHA event in Chicago where Papertrey Ink was a vendor. As an attendee, I enjoyed meeting everyone, browsing inspirational projects, creating with the team, and purchasing products.

Meet Keeway Tsao

Hometown: California

Role: Design Team Contributor

Blog: Kiwi Concepts

How did you become involved with Papertrey Ink? How long have you been part of the team?

I have always been such as huge fan of Papertrey Ink and their gorgeous designs. I was always lurking on the blog for inspiration from the incredibly talented design team, and never would have imagined I would be part of it someday! When Nichole reached out to me and invited me to join the team in 2017, I could not be more excited. I have been part of the team for just past a year now and grateful every day to be part of this amazing group of gals.

What is your role?

I am a creator! I contribute as a design team member and create projects with Papertrey Ink products.

What are some of your favorite projects you have been involved in?

My favorite projects to work on are Betsy’s Make It Market kits. Many of these kits force me outside of my comfort cardmaking zone and introduces me to other various paper crafting projects. As someone who simply just loves to create, I love to try and learn new things, so these kits are just so much fun.

What’s your favorite Papertrey Ink product and/or event?

Oh, this is always such a difficult question when there are so many favorites to choose! I think I will have to say my absolute favorite and probably the product I use the most is the Noted: Scalloped A2 collection. I love how easy it is for me to create these scalloped edge cards without needing to be creative with partial die cutting or trying to figure out how to line up my edges. And of course, the scalloped edge always adds such a sweet feminine touch to any card, which pairs so well with the gorgeous Papertrey Ink florals. Speaking of florals, I think my current favorite will have to be the Farmer’s Market Florals. They are so beautiful!

Meet Lexi Daly

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Role: Product Designer & Moments Inked Ambassador

Blog: Confetti by Lexi

How did you become involved with Papertrey Ink? How long have you been part of the team?

I was a fan from day one, having followed Nichole from PaperCrafts to her blog and the beginning of Papertrey Ink. I submitted projects for guest star stamper every month back then, getting honorable mention a few times, and finally a win! I loved release night, stamping while waiting for the website to go live to get my order in every month. When Nichole first contacted me about designing stamps, I was under contract with another company. A few years later, once those obligations ended, we reconnected, and the rest is history! I began designing products in 2011 for the 2012 year.

What is your role?

Product Designer and Special Features contributor

What are some of your favorite projects you have been involved in?

Participating in Stamp-a-Faire has resulted in my most memorable projects – traveling back to the 80s with the Trapper Keeper car and channeling Art Masters Mondrian, and Andy Warhol are top of that list. I love creating Make It Monday videos and seeing how our customers put their own spin on my projects.

What’s your favorite Papertrey Ink product and/or event?

As mentioned above, Stamp-a-Faire is my favorite event – there’s always so much energy and excitement, and so much to learn and try! As far as products, Papertrey Ink has the best of the best. From my own personal contributions, Comfort Food remains a favorite along with Zappy Birthday and Superhero. I was also really excited to create the recent Fiesta Flag. It was a really fun challenge!

We hope you love our Design Team Contributors as much as we do! Come back next month to meet three more of our wonderful and talented team members.

Heather Nichols

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • 1
    Kathy Mc says:

    Always enjoy reading the answers to your questions by the DT and feel like I get to know them better!

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    Regina M Dziak says:

    You all do great work, and I truly mean it. Not everything is to my taste, but never the less it all is nice. I seem to be spending more time looking than working.
    I have almost all your flower stamps and dies and really need to to work with them. But there are also other beautiful stamps I like and have from other Companies. And now I will have to slow down. I am giving up my credit cards. But I will still buy off and on, just not as I had been doing.
    I love flowers and birds and small critter. Love to color with pencils, Poly Chromes and also water colored pencils.
    All of you have a great weekend.
    And thanks for all the pretty cards to look at.

  • 3
    April C. says:

    Great feature, it’s nice to get to know more about the PTI team!

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