Sentiment Signs Revisited...
Introducing Paper Clippings: Birthday, Graceful Greetings II, and Inspired: Grace...

Introducing The Skinny, Big Basics dies, and What the Doodle: Sun

Hello and welcome to the first day of the June Papertrey Ink countdown!  I couldn't wait to get creating with this month's products!  Lots of great stuff coming your way again this month...it's going to be a fun 6 days of projects and product reveals, with all of the new items going up for sale in the store at 10pm Eastern on June 15 on the Papertrey website.

Today I get to help introduce a very versatile sentiment set by Dawn, called The Skinny.  It's filled with great one-line sentiments that cover so many different occasions and will be great paired with so many different things in your collection.  

I'll also be showing you some new large-scale sentiment dies by Nichole, called Big Basics, and they cover a variety of everyday occasions.  Great for focal points and combining with your favorite stamp sets.

I'll also be showing some projects today using the latest in my What the Doodle series.  This month's featured image is a bright, beautiful sun!  There are stamps, dies, coloring sheets, and watercolor sheets in the What the Doodle: Sun collection.

I also have some new basic dies coming your way this month that I used on several of my projects, and you'll be seeing and hearing more about those more as we make our way through the countdown!

Ok, I think it's time to move on to the good stuff...projects! 

First up is a pretty simple card using the new Big Basics "thanks" word die and a sentiment stamp from the new The Skinny set.  I started off with some of the new dies that I mentioned you'd be seeing!  The card base was cut from Green Parakeet cardstock using the new Noted: A2 dies, which give you a pretty scalloped card base. The oval window was cut with some dies that come nested in the A2 set, which cut basic stitched ovals and rectangles, but also feature a scalloped edge on the backer of the die, allowing you to use them along with your embossing mats to create a pretty embossed scallop edge around the opening.  If that doesn't make a whole lot of sense right now, never fear...a video is coming your way a bit later in the countdown!

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Like I said, the "thanks" was cut using one of the new Big Basics dies and some Pure Poppy cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped using The Skinny set - I did do a bit of simple masking, as the original sentiment reads "So grateful for all the ways you've blessed me", but I decided to shorten it a bit to fit inside the oval and go a little better with the "thanks".  The pretty flower cluster above the sentiment was stamped and diecut using the small flowers included in the new Graceful Greetings II set, also coming your way this month.  I covered the oval window opening with some Chicken Scratch Gingham paper.

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Products not linked, but available for purchase beginning at 10pm on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Big Basics Thanks die, The Skinny stamp set, Graceful Greetings II stamp set and coordinating dies, Noted: A2 die collection

My next card uses the Big Basics: Thinking of You die, paired with another sentiment from The Skinny set.  I again used the Noted: A2 dies to cut the card base and the pretty frame, all from watercolor paper.  The sentiment was diecut from some Pale Peony cardstock and sponged with some Berry Sorbet Ink.  Before adhering the diecut words and stamping the other sentiment, I added a bit of soft watercolor using Berry Sorbet and Limeade Ice reinkers.  

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I embellished the sentiment with the same flowers I used above, from the new Graceful Greetings II set.  I used Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, and Stormy Sea inks.

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Products not linked, but available for purchase beginning at 10pm on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Big Basics Thanks die, The Skinny stamp set, Graceful Greetings II stamp set and coordinating dies, Noted: A2 die collection

My next card uses one of the sentiments from The Skinny along with one of the coloring sheets from the new What the Doodle: Sun.  I love the sun coloring sheets - there are some really fun designs.  I curled up in my chair a few nights this week with some Copics and watercolors and had fun coloring some of them.  It's such a relaxing thing to do when you maybe aren't quite in the mood to haul out the stamping supplies.  They're great for on-the-go projects too.  My daughter has been taking them along to do in the car on the way to games and swim practice.  

Soak-Up

This coloring sheet was done with Copics.  I added a few stamped and diecut clouds above my sentiment using the What the Doodle: Sun stamps and dies. There are solid cloud dies as well as these cute little open clouds so you can layer them if you wish!  I just used the open here so the coloring sheet would show through. The sentiment was stamped on a Double Ended Banner diecut and sponged with some Bright Buttercup ink.  It's the perfect sentiment to go with the sun theme!  I trimmed my colored panel down and adhered it to a Noted: A2 card base, which was cut from Bright Buttercup cardstock.  I added a few clear sequins for a little sparkle, too.

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Products not linked, but available for purchase beginning at 10pm on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:   The Skinny stamp set, What the Doodle: Sun stamp set, coordinating dies, and coloring sheets, Noted: A2 die collection

Up next is another What the Doodle: Sun card.  This time I used the stamps and dies to create something a little more layered.  I used both the open and solid sun dies from the set and colored them with Copics.  The clouds were colored with Copics as well.  I embellished the open areas in the center of the sun with clear sequins.  

Sending-sunshine

The base of the card was cut using the Noted: A2 die, cut from Stamper's Select White cardstock.  Before adhering the layers I stenciled some rays using the Sun & Surf stencil collection that was released last month.  The Aqua Mist frame was creating using some of the dies in the Noted: A2 die collection.  

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Products not linked, but available for purchase beginning at 10pm on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:   The Skinny stamp set, What the Doodle: Sun stamp set and coordinating dies, Noted: A2 die collection

One last card for you today!  When I was drawing the images for the What the Doodle: Sun set, I really wanted to create an image that could be both a sun and a sunflower, depending on how you color it.  I was excited to try that out and I think it turned out pretty fun. I used the solid sun die, and colored them with Copics.  I added the leaves from the What the Doodle: Apple set. 

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I stamped and colored two suns, trimming one so that I could use part of it up at the top of the card.  I adhered all of them to a rectangle that was cut using some new dies coming your way called Double Ups: Rectangles.  They are similar to what I've been showing using the Noted: A2 dies in that they emboss a scalloped edge.  The Double Ups set consists of three stitched rectangles with the scalloped embossing feature built into the backer of the die, just like the extra dies nested inside the Noted collections.  You'll be hearing more about this later, and there will be a video too.  Here I also added some color to the embossed edge by inking the die with a brayer (I have a video coming to show this, too, promise!). This was all done on a panel of watercolor paper which was colored with a bit of Aqua Mist reinker.  The "get well" sentiment is from the new Graceful Greetings II set.

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Products not linked, but available for purchase beginning at 10pm on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:   What the Doodle: Sun stamp set and coordinating dies, Double Ups: Rectangles die collection, Graceful Greetings II stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you want to see more projects using these new products and more, Nichole will be sharing some projects, Heather is showcasing What the Doodle: Sun, and Dawn will be showing off more of The Skinny.  See you back here tomorrow!  

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