I’m so excited it’s time for the Papertrey Ink July Release, how about you? This month is bursting with the most beautiful and inspiring products and ideas and I can’t wait to start sharing with you what we’ve been up to. Let’s start with our Day 1 products, the new Into the Blooms: Orchids Dies, Love to Layer: Ovals Dies, and Mini Picket Fence Dies. Prepare to fall head over heels in love!
I am smitten with our new Into the Blooms: Orchid dies. I’ve used them here in one of the two pots available in this new die collection. These dies are so easy to assemble. All that’s missing is the color, and you can easily solve that by die cutting from colored cardstock, patterned paper, or simply sponging ink over each die cut surface.
I sponged ink over my die cut pieces, then followed up with a light spritzing of water, Distress spray, and then used colored pencils to bring in more of the embossed details that the dies so beautifully add. Behind my orchids, you’ll notice our new Love to Layer: Ovals dies. These are so welcome in my crafting stash. I love the way the edges each have a different embossed or die cut edge and they look so beautiful on their own, or layered such as I’ve done here. I cut my base oval from white corrugated paper, and my top layer from Sweet Blush cardstock. They provide such a wonderful, behind the scenes focal point.
Our new Mini Picket Fence dies are irresistible and versatile. They come with two options of how you can use them. One is the criss-cross center such as I’ve used here and the other are straight picket fence pieces you can build your fence with. Whichever way you choose to use them, you’ll adore the size and scale of this new die collection. The sentiment used on my card is from the new Just Sentiments: You’re on My Mind, which you’ll be hearing more about very soon!
Thoughts of You Card
STAMPS: Just Sentiments: You’re on My Mind, Go-To Gift Card Holder: Book Scrolls
INK: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Honey Nut
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Fresh Snow Linen, Bitty Big: Pale Peony, Sweet Blush
DIES: Grassy Edge, Mini Picket Fence, Love to Layer: Ovals, Into the Blooms: Orchids, Border Bling: Tin Stitch
OTHER: Clouds Stencil Collection, Moonshine Sequins: Melon Berry
I’ve created my second card making sure the new Into the Blooms: Orchids die takes center stage. I colored it the very same way as my previous card but placed it with its beautiful simplicity in the center of my card.
You can see the three different ovals included in the Love to Layer: Ovals die and even see their beautiful details. The largest oval has a beautiful diamond shaped embossed design around the edges. The center oval has the sweet scalloped edges, and the smallest oval has a delightful pierced outer edge. These are so fun to used with different colors and elements. I’ve used vellum, corrugated cardstock, felt, patterned paper, etc.
I added photo corners from the Vintage Blooms die collection on all four corners of my card, which further highlights my orchid in the center of my card. The sentiment is once again from the new Just Sentiments: You’re on My Mind stamp set.
You’ll have so much fun with these new products. I can just envision you crafting the afternoon away, creating beautiful orchids!
You Are My Happy Place card
STAMPS: Just Sentiments: You’re on My Mind
INK: Amethyst Allure, Autumn Rose, Lilac Grace, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Lovely lady
PAPER: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Paper Basics: Vellum, Bitty Big: Lilac Grace, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold
DIES: Love to Layer: Ovals, Love to Layer: Aztec, Into the Blooms: Orchids, Vintage Blooms
OTHER: Moonshine sequins: Lovely Lady, patterned paper, corrugated paper, Distress ink
- Add Fresh Snow White Pigment ink to the tips of your flowers to create some highlights and depth
- Use pastel inks to create a soft leafy background frame to ground your flowers.
- Layer portions of the Mini Picket Fence Die to create a table top to ground your potted Orchid flowers.
- Use only a portion of a stencil on a diagonal to create soft background texture.
- Use a Copic Marker to create orchid variations with the dotting technique.
- Use only one of the stencils from Weathered Tile Stencils to get a different look.
Next up on Day 1 of our July Countdown, I get to introduce you to our newest Vase Collection…can’t wait! Introducing the new Vase Collection 11 stamp set and dies, Sprigs & Sprays: Fall, and Weathered Tile Stencils.
This beautiful, new clay pot is the latest featured shape in our Vase Collection series and I am in love! Wait until you stamp with it! It comes with a solid image, detailed image, and three, darling accents you can add to the front, meant to resemble an embossed portion of the clay pot. And, my favorite part of all are the tiny words you can stamp inside these accents. Have I intrigued you yet?
I filled my pot with images from the gorgeous, new Sprigs & Sprays: Fall stamps and dies. Envision all the gorgeous colors and greens of fall, and you’ll have them all wrapped up in this one set. I love the sunflowers and pumpkin added to make this set even more delightful and desirable. I’ve filled my pot and left some around the base to further embellish my card. I love the simplicity of the clay pot with the delicate, and intricate images of the blooms and greens.
It’s almost PUMPKIN season, can you believe it? How fun to have a few fall images to stamp in the heat of the summer. You’ll notice I have used the new Love to Layer: Ovals behind my vase, and behind the ovals you’ll see that I used the new Weathered Tile Stencils to create my heat embossed background. I am in love with this new stencil set. Just wait until you see the colorful backgrounds our designers have used creating with them. LOVE! I’ve also used photo corner dies from the Vintage Blooms die collection. I can’t quite put them away!
Grab a cup of something warm and sit back and enjoy the gorgeous projects our designers have created using these new sets. I know you’ll love them just as much as I do.
STAMPS: Vase Collection 11, Sprigs & Sprays: Fall
INK: Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Autumn Rose, Ripe Avocado, Saffron Spice, Olive Twist, Honey Nut
PAPER: Fresh Snow linen, Spring Moss, Paper Basics: Vellum
DIES: Vase Collection 11, Sprigs & Sprays: Fall, Love to Layer: Ovals, Vintage Blooms
OTHER: Weathered Tile Stencils, Moonshine sequins: Melon Berry, Stickles Crystal Glitter, white embossing powder, cardboard
- Use the mini picket fence as a cute background detail
- Layer the ovals for added interest
- Tuck the pumpkin inside the flower arrangement for something fun
- Find a suitable sentiment to fit between the truck tires
- Arrange flowers and foliage around the oval for visual movement
- Add chrome details to the truck for realism
- Try using the Orchids with a different container
- Add some moss or terra texture on the leaves for a realistic detail
- Use tone on tone paper and ink for a true terracotta tile look
We hope you have enjoyed all the beautiful projects that we have shared with you today! We would love to hear what you think of everything we have introduced! Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you like the most and why, and you will be eligible to win big!
Leave a comment today and you will be automatically entered to win a $50 Papertrey Ink gift certificate! You have until 7am ET, July 19th to leave your comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be posted on the July Release Winners Page by 11 PM ET on June 21st.