Good day to you! It's almost the official first day of Spring! And I have lots more Spring inspiration for you! Does it seem like I made a ton of PTI projects this month already? Well, that's because I did! And today I have even more! YAY! If you want to see my other posts, just scroll down in my blog after this post. Lots of good stuff for us to stamp and create with. What a joy! I have been having a lovely weekend - continuing to organize, and enjoying some sunshine around here. And I took a nice long nap yesterday too. Now it's time to get busy back in the studio. I have loads of ideas...in fact, an entire sheet of a legal pad! I have been brainstorming and planning. Organizing helps me clear my head and make way for creativity and I can feel it happening. Hope you are in a creative groove right now!
Today there are two projects made with the brand new Papertrey Ink March stamp release. It's all about beautiful florals! And, one of my favorite color combinations: pink and green! I made one birthday card to show you, and a set of pretty custom note cards I made for one of my best girl friends. I'm featuring the new stamp sets called Beautiful Berries: Spring, and Botanical Letters. I hope you find something to inspire you today! Thank you for joining me along this journey all week! It's been really fun and exciting to share with you!
First up is a clean and simple birthday greeting made with Beautiful Berries stamps and matching dies. I started with a card base die cut with one of my favorite PTI products - the Noted A2 Scalloped Die! This die makes a card! You place the top edge of the die on the card fold, and run it through your big shot, and end up with a gorgeous card. The inner layer stitched die is included with the set! Clean and elegant and quick to make!
This is so lovely! I adore the graphic nature of these florals and leaves!! This would be pretty stamped in any color. I used brown for the branches. At first I tried a dark green, but I ended up liking it better in brown. The dies are a perfect match. I stamped and die cut two pieces for the front of my card. When I attached them to the card I used foam tape.
I used one of the stamps that is the flower centers to add some green dots around the stems after I attached them. The sentiment is stamped in dark chocolate ink, off center towards the bottom of the card.
Next up today is the project I made with the new Botanical Letters stamps! EEEEEEEK! I love these so much! I knew right away I wanted to make a note card set for one of my best friends. She is a great pen pal and correspondent and always sends beautiful notes. I cut out cream linen cardstock and rounded the corners to make flat note cards. Then I used the Botanical Letters stamps to spell out her name at the top of each note.
When I packaged the notes and enveloped to give her as a present, I used the Flower Mandalas Dies for a pop of interest attached to some pretty PTI ribbon..... So feminine and pretty. Here you can see that I matched the envelopes to the green ink, and I made some letter seals for the backs of the envelopes!
These Flower Mandala dies are gorgeous! I die cut one from gingham and one from green paper and layered them. Then attached a pretty pink center with foam tape.
Here is a close up of the letter seal. I die cut the right size circle using circle dies, then stamped the first letter of her last name in the center. Using the tiny floral stamps, I added green, pink and brown to the letter. On the back I put some double sided tape and left the backing on it so she can easily adhere them to the envelopes.
The Index Sheet for the stamp set is super helpful for placement of the tiny stamps. No need for a stamp positioner. It was very easy to get the flowers in the right place. Start with the leaves first! You can see in each letter, there are grooves for the leaves to fit into! Genius! Once you have the leaves stamps, the other stamps fit right in. And, if it's not perfect, it still looks great. I can't wait to stamp this in Christmas colors!!!
For the finished project, I made four note cards, and four letter seals. I wrapped it with green matching envelopes for a pretty presentation.
Thank you for stopping by today! It's so nice to have you here! Welcome new readers who have found me via Papertrey Ink! We are going to have a fun year of stamping together. Happy First Day of Spring tomorrow! XOXO
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