Today we’re introducing a very exciting Make It Market Mini Kit from Betsy Veldman. The Simple Impressions: Celebrations kit includes everything a novice stamper needs to hit the ground running! It has all the basic necessities in one place so you can introduce your friends to this hobby we all love and make a genuine connection through crafting. It makes a wonderful gift for someone who has perhaps expressed an interest, but been afraid to take the plunge.

This kit is also perfect for busy stampers on the go who want to be able to grab a collection of supplies to take along on a trip, to a crafty get-together, or whenever you’d like to stay active away from home. You can easily create lots of cards for the most popular occasions – birthdays, graduations, babies, weddings, anniversaries. The stamp set and coordinating die collection will also be available separately for those of you who already have the basics on hand. Let’s take a closer look at this fantastic kit!

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

 


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

We are happy to introduce 3 new colors collections in our Bitty Big patterned paper line. These collections are offered in single color packages, with a few new colors being introduced each month. Each package contains 3 patterns: stripes, dots, and gingham. The three patterns are printed double sided, with one side featuring a small version of the pattern and the other side featuring large scale. So you get two options for your designs with less sheets to invest in!

  • Each collection includes 24 sheets (8 sheets of each double-sided pattern).
  • Each sheet features the bitty version of the pattern on one side, and the reverse features the big version.
  • Printed on smooth 8-1/2″ x 11″ text weight paper.
  • The collections will be available in Smokey Shadow, Olive Twist, and Honey Nut on April 15th.

 

And now, for a very special announcement about our new gray color that we introduced to you on April 1st…

We went through all 874 color name submissions (wow!) and after lots of discussion, we have chosen the name “Weathervane” for our new gray color name. The winner of our contest for her fantastic suggestion is Hannah Atkinson! Hannah, please contact Customer Service (support@papertreyink.zendesk.com) via email to claim your $100 gift certificate!

We are incredibly excited to announce that our new Weathervane cardstock will be available to purchase on April 15th! For years, our customers have been requesting the perfect, mid-tone gray; a gray that hits an ideal note, beautiful with both bright and pastel colors. We heard loud and clear that you wanted a gray that would perfectly complete your spectrum of neutral basics and be flawless on masculine and feminine projects alike.

This month the cardstock will be available and the coordinating Weathervane ink color will be coming your way soon!

Weathervane cardstock will be available to purchase in the following options:

  • Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (12 sheets), $3
  • Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (24 sheets), $5
  • Weathervane 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock (50 sheets), $9

 

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

Melissa Bickford is featuring Simple Impressions: Celebrations kit.

Melissa’s lovely baby card proves that repeat stamping can make a big impact, especially when it’s done in such fresh, bright colors. Cards don’t have to be complicated to be impactful. Sometimes the beauty of a single image can really carry the day.
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy, True Black
  • PAPER: Simple Impressions: Celebrations Kit
Alternating colors, like Melissa did on this card, can keep things interesting when you’re using an image repeatedly. And creating a coordinating envelope is another way to make a simple card feel extra special.
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, True Black
  • OTHER: Simple Impressions: Celebrations Kit Sequins

 

Melissa used the tried-and-true design principle of using odd numbers to keep her festive birthday card interesting. Note the three candles, five star sequins, and three lines of text. She also incorporated the dominant color in her card (the red) three times and it really draws her design together.
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, True Black
  • PAPER: Simple Impressions: Celebrations Kit
  • OTHER: Simple Impressions: Celebrations Kit Sequins

 

Heather-Nichols

Heather Nichols is featuring Simple Impressions: Celebrations stamp set & dies.

Heather’s shaded balloons and real twine strings give her project so much depth and character. She also stamped the star clusters slightly off the edge of her Kraft mat which grounds them just enough. The sprinkling of sequins adds to the cheerful nature of her project and makes it feel like a party!
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, Simple Impressions: Celebrations kit
  • DIES: Traveler’s Journal: Accessories, circle die
  • OTHER: Rustic Jute button twine, sequins – Simple Impressions: Celebrations kit

 

Heather has a way with speckles and this card is a prime example. The little dots of white almost feel like confetti in her graduation scene. You could recreate this card in school colors to personalize it for a particular graduate or create several in a neutral palette like Heather has to keep on hand when the need unexpectedly arises.
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK:Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow, Honey Nut
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft, new gray
  • DIES: Simple Impressions: Celebrations, Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical, Angled Labels

 

Stamping a background is a great way to make use of smaller images in your sets that you may not use regularly. Heather used both sizes of butterfly to give her pattern a bit more interest. She also used bolder colors for the images she used to accent the sentiment which kept them from blending in to the background too much. Beautiful!
Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • INK: True Black, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Prairie Grass, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Kraft
  • DIES: Simple Impressions: Celebrations
  • OTHER: sequins – Simple Impressions: Celebrations kit

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that we have shared with you today! Who will you invite to join you in your stamping hobby? Is there someone you’ve always wanted to persuade? Maybe this kit it just the ticket! 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 ET, Sunday, April 15th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our Release Live Broadcast on Papertrey Ink’s Facebook page and posted on the April Release Winner Page on April 15th after the live broadcast.

And now for even MORE inspiration from the rest of the team! 


To see more from Betsy Veldman, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Melissa Phillips, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Stephanie Gold, CLICK HERE.

 

To see more from Betsy Veldman, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Dawn McVey, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Keeway Tsao, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Stephanie Gold, CLICK HERE.

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