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It's hard to believe we've come to the end of another Papertrey Ink countdown!  It's been a fun 5 days of projects and product reveals. I have quite a few more projects to share today using the new March stamps and dies.

Of course, tonight's the night!  All of the new products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm EST tonight, March 15, on the Papertrey Ink website.  

Now for the rest of my projects.  First up is a card using Maile's Splits set for this month.  I thought that pretty ribbon label would look great with the tulips from last month's Tulip Time.  


I stamped the tulips onto a panel of Linen cardstock using Green Parakeet and Ripe Avocado inks for the leaves/stems, and Bright Buttercup and Summer Sunrise for the blooms.  I stamped the Splits: Celebrate ribbon frame onto watercolor paper using a Soft Stone ink, then watercolored it with my Zig pens.  I sponged a bit of Hibiscus Burst ink in the lower corner as well, to help set everything off.  The sentiment is from the new Keep It Simple: Encouragement set.


Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on March 15, 2016:  Splits: Celebrate stamp set and coordinating dies, Keep it Simple: Encouragement stamp set, Green Parakeet ink

My next card uses the new Best Birthday dies.  I always loved this balloon pattern from the Black & White All Over paper pad, so I think it's awesome that we have a die now!  I decided to pair it up with that paper and the big "Congratulations" diecut from the new Paper Clippings set.


I diecut the balloon cluster from watercolor paper and used my Zig pens to color it, then adhered it to the matching patterned paper.  I popped some of the balloon insides up with foam tape.  I diecut the Paper Clippings: Congratulations from black cardstock and then trimmed away all of the stars and flourishes so I could just use the sentiment on its own.  I also cut it from white cardstock and snipped it apart so that I could use the little stars and flourishes as embellishments around the balloons...they were so fun to tuck here and there!  I added a few colorful sequins for a bit of sparkle too.


Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on March 15, 2016:  Best Birthday die collection, Paper Clippings: Congratulations die

Next is a card that uses Dawn's new Ombre Sentiments: Birthday set, paired with my What the Doodle: Feather set.  I started by stamping one of the birthday sentiments from the set onto a panel of Linen cardstock.  I inked it up with a few shades of ink - Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, and Canyon Clay for an ombre effect.  After stamping the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed several feathers with Versamark ink and white embossing powder.


Then I sponged ink onto the background.  I used Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz, and then deepened the color a bit on the top and bottom of the panel by using Scarlet Jewel and Canyon Clay.  Along the bottom is a bit of patterned paper from the What the Doodle: Feather coloring pad.  I colored it with my Copics in colors to match my sponged background.  Some cotton twine adds a bit of texture, and a few small sequins add some shine.  


Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on March 15, 2016:  Ombre Sentiments: Birthday stamp set, What the Doodle: Feather stamp set and coloring sheets

My next card combined the new Shaped Sayings: Birthday die with my new Bloomin' Cute stamps.  I started off with a panel of white cardstock and used a pencil to trace a circle slightly larger than the birthday diecut.  I used this pencil line as a guideline for stamping the floral clusters.  


Once I had the flowers all stamped, I added a bit of shading to a few of them with a Copic marker.  Then I diecut the Shaped Sayings: Birthday from Spring Rain cardstock and sponged it with some Blueberry Sky ink.  I just adhered it over the stamped panel and attached everything to a Berry Sorbet card base.  It would be fun to play around with different color combos of this same design!


Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on March 15, 2016:  Shaped Sayings: Birthday die, Bloomin' Cute stamp set, Green Parakeet ink

For my last project to wrap up the release I got a bit artsy with the new Script Swirls: Birthday set.  I started by doing a bit of watercoloring on a panel of watercolor paper using some blue and green Zig pens.  Over this watercoloring I layered a Limeade Ice Scribbled Circle diecut and a vellum Scene It: Basic Backer diecut which was stamped with one of the Script Swirls sentiments and heat embossed with white powder.  I also tucked in a few star/flourishes which were snipped from the Paper Clippings: Congratulations die.


The sentiment is from Wet Paint.  The "birthday" was stamped onto a couple of Countdown Details dies, which I used two and layered them because one wasn't long enough.  When I had this kind of artsy cluster all finished I added some stamped brushstrokes and splatters from the Script Swirls: Birthday set.  



Supplies not linked, but available from Papertrey Ink on March 15, 2016:  Script Swirls: Birthday stamp set, Paper Clippings: Congratulations die collection

 Well, that's a wrap!  :-)  Happy shopping tonight!  To see the rest of the March projects by the other DT girls, be sure to hop around to their blogs...

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones
Kay Miller