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It's already group post day #2 for the April Papertrey Ink countdown!  This release is just flying by...and I have so much I still need to finish up! yikes!  :-)

Today the team is showcasing projects using a new set called Desktop Design.  This set was designed by Nichole and is full of all sorts of different elements you might find on your desk + lots of great coordinating sentiments.  There are coordinating dies as well. 

My favorite image in this set is the typewriter.  How cute is that little guy?! Nichole did a great job designing it.  I couldn't wait to stamp it in Aqua ink.  The coordinating die cuts a little slit in the typwriter so you can slip the little piece of paper in it (also a die included in the set).

Desktop Aqua Hello 

I paired my aqua typewriter with the Bigger Blooms set and the diecut "hello" which is new this month from the latest Phrase Play die.

Desktop-aqua dtl 

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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on April 15, 2014 at 10pm EST:  Desktop Design stamp set and coordinating dies, Phrase Play #3 die, Simply Framed die 

My second project using this set is a quick and easy set of note cards.  

Desktop Letterpress Set1 

I used the Impression Plate from the Luxe Letterpress kit and stamped the typewriter in the center label portion. 

Desktop Letterpress Set7 

When I ran the Impression Plate through my machine I also placed the typewriter die in the opening of the Impression Plate so that the outline of the typewritter would be embossed to further the whole "letterpress" look.  After running it through my diecut machine I stamped the typewriter inside its embossed outline and used an xacto knife to handcut the slit to slip the typing paper into. Kinda fun, huh? 

Desktop Letterpress Set6 

When I was finished with the cards I made a really quick wrap for them as well.  I just wrapped a strip of kraft cardstock around the bundle of cards and envelopes.  I wrapped some Orange Zest twine around and created a coordinating tag using the typewriter stamp and die.

Desktop Letterpress Set8

Here's a quick shot of how I used the typewriter die inside the Letterpress Impression Plate cut-out...

Desktop stepout

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Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on April 15, 2014 at 10pm EST:  Desktop Design stamp set and coordinating dies, Phrase Play #3 die, Simply Framed die

To see more projects using the new Desktop Design stamp set and dies, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls to see what they've whipped up...