Papertrey Ink Countdown Day 1!! We have a huge amount of inspiration and new products to show you today and I’m simply in love!! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our brand new Papertrey Team Blog HERE and keep an eye out in upcoming months for some super fun changes, improvements, and more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Project numero uno is a lovely light and airy hugs card. ๐Ÿ™‚ The background is made with the latest Bitty Big series in Soft Stone (YASSSSS!). These new florals by Dawn McVey may be my favorite floral stamps EVERRRRRR. They are called Farmers Market Florals and I’m friggin obsessed.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink huge sentiments farmers market florals soft stone bitty big

The new Mix & Mat: Hearts is as lovely as you would imagine it to be. It’s perfect for Valentine’s, anniversaries, weddings, or even just fun feminine cards. I love a good heart and the addition of the arrows has my heart fluttering. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink huge sentiments farmers market florals soft stone bitty big

The sentiments are created with two new sets, Huge Sentiments and Everyday Affection. You want these. You need these. You will USE these.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink huge sentiments farmers market florals soft stone bitty big

My second project is more of those florals (because… FLORALS people!!) and those Huge Sentiment Dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink huge sentiments farmers market florals soft stone bitty big

I created a soft background using neutrals with the Farmers Market stamps and then accented them with a larger floral in Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal. The sentiment is a two layer die in Soft Stone and Hawaiian Shores.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink huge sentiments farmers market florals soft stone bitty big

Goodness!! Are you preparing your lists?? There’s so much more to come hehe and I’m so excited about all of it!!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey loves! Happy December! How are you all liking the new Papertrey Team Blog so far? I know there has been a lot of change going on lately, but rest assured that everyone behind the scenes is working together to make sure everything continues on smoothly for you. Let’s get into today’s projects.

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We are working with Journal Covers today and I have two projects to share very different ways of using them. To start off I put together this felt Cover Pocket by die cutting the cover and hand sewing the two sides. I have an advent tag craft inside and they easily slip in and out of this fun pocket.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

Using the felt gives a truly homey touch and keeps it bendable enough to make the advent tags go in and out very easily.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

My second project uses pattern paper to create a traditional journal cover. I really wanted a more structured feel to it though so I added a second layer of white cardstock along the inside to keep it nice and sturdy.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

There won’t be any bends or tears with this cover and it was so easy to make. Being able to use a piece of pattern paper to create your own journal cover is one of my favorite things about these sets.

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Thank you all for stopping by! Make sure to head over to the new Papertrey Blog to see everyone else’s projects for today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey everyone and happy day after Thanksgiving! Did you all stuff yourselves silly?? Take a nap? Hike?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you all had a wonderful day with family and friends.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Today for Papertrey Ink’s Design Team Tips, I wanted to show you all how I created the heart knot from one of the cards from the last release… pictured below.

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by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink

A TON of you wanted some help in achieving this knot and at the last Release Party Live I promised a how-to video… so this one’s for you!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now for those of you who prefer more written instruction, below are a few steps to help you while following along with the video.

1 // Begin with your twine in an upside down U shape.

2 // Wrap the right piece underneath the left and lay it down. (Use a piece of washi to tape this piece down while practicing to prevent the pieces getting tangled and confused.)

3 // Wrap the bottom piece through the loop by starting underneath the bottom of the loop. This will create an upside down pretzel shape. (Use a piece of washi tape this piece down as well.)

4 // Using this same piece, wrap back through the loop going over, under, over.

5 // Now you are going to take this same piece and wrap it back around put it through the loop again going under, over, under, over.

6 // Remove your washi and gently pull your knot tight. (If you are using a tougher material like the natural twine, or like the braided ribbon I use in the video, you will need to mold it a bit until it’s tight and in the heart shape.)

That’s it! The more you do it, the easier it gets, I promise! Once the knot is created, you can put it on a card, Bible journal, or even a gift tag like the project I have put together for you below.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I used the magnificent new kit, Good Tidings, to create this gift bag and tag combo (I’m obsessed with this kit). I also wanted to show you how to change the color combination of this kit simply by adding the pink tag and knotted heart with the braided ribbon.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

I connected 3 different tags together using twine, ribbon, and tulle along with an eyelet for a super textured and layered look. They are all free flowing tags too, so they have a ton of movement and are sure to catch the recipient’s eye.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips Heart Knot YouTube Process Video

Well that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this Design Team Tip and I can’t WAIT to see you all try out these heart knots!!! And please keep trying if you don’t get it on the first go! They are definitely a more tricky style. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Much love all! See you next time!

Xo, Stephanie

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It’s the last day before RELEASE DAY!!!! Have you been making your lists?! Are you ready for what will hopefully be a successful Release Party Live event?! I AMMMMMMMMM ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The set we are showcasing today is one of a kind and it was designed by a one of a kind designer!! Our very own Dawn McVey may be recovering from her intestine transplant but we are all thinking of her while creating with this incredibly unique stamp and die set. I mean, HOW CUTE IS THIS??? And genius really…

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink This Just In

“This Just In” has so many different options for sentiments and it’s just the cutest. The background on my card was created using one of the TWO stencil options available. I tried to make my card a bit more masculine (which this set easily accommodates) but there are some really cute more feminine ideas I have kickin around for this one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog for everyone elseโ€™s projects!

Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey hey hey!! Welcome back!! Today I am focusing on the Flower Power stamp and die set along with the new Window Works die collection.

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Starting things off with all the Flower Power goodness!! I stamped my flowers on kraft cardstock and then colored over top of them with colored pencils. I masked off the edge of one side of the flowers so I could stamp my sentiment along a straight line.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Flower Power Don't Forget to Write Window Works Keep It Simple Congratulations

And for something completely random that I’ve never done before… I outlined my stamped images in black and then used white to accent them a bit. Can’t tell you why, just thought I’d try it out! haha

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Flower Power Don't Forget to Write Window Works Keep It Simple Congratulations

And finally these Window Works dies… THEY ARE THE COOLEST!!! Now I love a good frame/window/design detail die so these are like gold to me. I used the circular one for this card and the Keep It Simple: Congratulations sentiment in the background for a bold pop of dark.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Flower Power Don't Forget to Write Window Works Keep It Simple Congratulations

The paper is the new Bitty Big: Aqua Mist (all together now… YAYYYYYYYYY BITTY BIG AQUA MIST!!!!) and the floral group is from a past Make It Market Kit: Don’t Forget to Write. I accented the card with seam binding and a bit of Smokey Shadow Twill Tape.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog for everyone elseโ€™s projects!

Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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