Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 2016 Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us

I'm guessing that it won't be too hard to figure out who inspired me for this June 2016 edition of the Papertrey Create Along With Us Challenge.  I always love and enjoy all of the cards and projects that are seen but Betsy's card made me say "WOW" even though no one was home to hear me. I have loved these tulips since their introduction a couple of months ago and I've used them quite a few times by now. This is the first time that I've used them directly on a white panel without die cutting them first.  I (somewhat surprisingly) like the look.  And isn't that banner die incredible?

Since Pink is my favorite color, I am excited to be able to order the new color, Pale Peony, tonight. It should come as no surprise to those of you who have been to my blog a few times that Pink is also my most used ink color.  In fact, I use it so much that I feel the need for ink refills to be on hand.

I am totally smitten with this scalloped card die that is part of a new series by Betsy Veldman called "Noted".  So far there is A1 (also called 4 bar), A2 and Square. There are several dies included in each set but I confess, it's this A2 size card that has me swooning. Nichole posted yesterday with this image and these details:
I want all three of the sets, but I'll have to acquire them one at a time.  The great thing (or maybe not so great) is that the A1 dies don't work with the A2 dies or the Square and Vice-Versa.  I like knowing that up front before I order because it is very frustrating to think they all work together and then when they get to your door, they don't.  Betsy let us know on the forum that they weren't designed to work with the other sets.  Each set has its own included dies which is why they are at a higher price point.  I think it is a very good value for all that you are going to get with each one.  There are a total of 9 dies in the A2 set.  If you decide to get this set, you will need the extended cutting pads if you own a Cuttlebug.  I had gotten one with the Don't Forget to Write Kit.

For my card this evening, I got as close to that scalloped notecard as I could with a die from the WPLUS9 Design Studio Sunshine Layers Die Set.  I started with a Stamper's Select White 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel and stamped the tulips directly to the panel using my MISTI.  Oh how I love her.  I only stamped one panel with the tulips using Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz for the blooms and Vintage Jadeite and New Leaf for the leaves and stems.  I don't have the banner that Betsy used on her card (yet) so I stamped the greeting in Versamark on Stamper's Select White and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I die cut it with the coordinating dies and adhered it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Once I had that done, I die cut the panel with the Sunshine Layers Scalloped & Stitched Rectangle Die.  Using an ink blending tool, I went all around the outside edge with the leftovers from Pure Poppy that I used on another project earlier today.  There was plenty still on the pad to give this panel a pretty inked up edge.  Then I adhered that to an A2 Top Folding Notecard.  Here is my finished card:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope my card inspires you as much as Betsy's did me. I like this so much, I am planning to do a few versions in a few colors over the next few days. For now I just want to get it posted over at the challenge at Papertrey Ink. 

* Edited to link the supplies now that the release is live. *

You can find all of the supplies I've mentioned at the Papertrey Ink Store. There's a blinkie in the sidebar to the right.  Enjoy the rest of your evening and come back soon to visit.  


  1. Beautiful card Vicki! I absolutely love how you did your scalloped edges...perfect framing for those gorgeous tulips! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  2. You did a fabulous job, Vicki, and your card is gorgeous. Your stamping of the tulips is amazing and, yes, I'm happy to hear that you'e enjoying MISTI. I love her too :)

  3. I agree...I have to purchase the PTI scalloped die set slowly, too. However, I love, your die set...and your card is fantastic!!

  4. Stunning, Vicki! Love the pinks you used. I also will try to get the die sets one at a time. Also started with the A2 size. Can't wait!

  5. Such a lovely card! Your inked border looks great with those tulips.

  6. Your card is simply beautiful!! I also love the new scallop dies. But your scallop rectangle inked like that looks like frosting on a cake! : )


  7. this is so beautiful, Vicky! Love the ombre look on the "Grace". Stunning cards!


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