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Forget Me Not Notes...

It's time for the last day of product reveals for the June Papertrey Ink release!  The team is here for a group post showcasing a new stamp set I have coming out this month called Forget Me Not.  This set is filled with some sweet Forget Me Not floral images along with some heartwarming sentiments, many of which are perfect for those hard-to-create sympathy cards, plus some general occasions like birthday and thank you.  There are coordinating dies for the florals in the set, as well as a set of word dies (sold separately) containing the words "forget", "forgot", and "forgotten".  

The other big reveal today are all of the new notecard dies I've been using and sneak peeking throughout the countdown.  There are three different sets being offered:
-Noted: Scalloped A2
-Noted: Scalloped A1
-Noted: Scalloped Square

Each of these three sets will cut scalloped card bases, plus they have some stitched dies nested inside, some of which also incorporate a fun scalloped embossing feature.  

We are also offering a set of stitched rectangles that feature the same sort of scalloped embossing feature, these are called Double Ups: Rectangles, and the set consists of three nested rectangles, sized perfectly for A2 cards.  

You can visit Nichole's blog HERE to see the full reveal of the dies.  

All of these new products, as well as anything else mentioned as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on June 15, 2016 from the Papertrey Ink website.

I put together a video showing how the built in scalloped embossing works, as well as a quick tutorial for adding some color to the embossed scallops.


Now for some projects using the new Forget Me Not set and the new dies.  

First is a set of thank you cards where I used all three of the different sizes of Noted dies -- A1, A2, and Square.  I watercolored some paper using Aqua Mist and Winter Wisteria reinkers, then diecut it with the largest plain stitched mat die from each of the three sets.  The scalloped bases were cut from Spring Rain cardstock.


For the A2 card I stamped three bouquets of forget me nots and clustered them around the sentiment, part of which was stamped with one of the senitments in the set, and part was diecut using the Forget Me Not Sentiment dies.  


The A1 card uses one of the forget me not bouquets along with the Big Basics: Thanks die and one of the sentiments from The Skinny set.


The square notecard features the stemmed bouquet of forget me nots and a sentiment that was stamped/diecut using the Don't Forget to Write kit.  The small triple bloom from the Forget Me Not set is tucked under the "note" diecut to balance everything out.


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 Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Forget Me Not stamp set and coordinating dies, Forget Me Not Sentiment dies, The Skinny stamp set, Big Basics: Thanks die, Noted: Scalloped A1 die collection, Noted: Scalloped A2 die collection, Noted: Scalloped Square die collection

My next card is a feminine sympathy card.  I started off by stenciling the large medallion from the Woodblock Prints stencil collection onto a panel of linen cardstock that was cut using the Double Ups Rectangles dies.  I did the stenciling with some Fine Linen ink for a soft look that almost resembles lace.  


I stamped one of the forget me not bouquets, plus some of the single flowers so I could stack them and add some dimension.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the Forget Me Not set using Blueberry Sky ink and adhered the flowers around it. I adhered it to a Spring Rain card base that was embossed with the largest rectangle from the Double Ups set.


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 Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Forget Me Not stamp set and coordinating dies, Woodblock Prints stencil collection, Double Ups: Rectangles die collection

Who says flowers are just for women?  I wanted to challenge myself to use the Forget Me Not set to create a sympathy card with more of a masculine feel.  I started by diecutting a panel of kraft cardstock using the largest stitched rectangle from the A2 die set.  I stamped the forget me not bouquet directly onto the kraft.  After inking and before stamping, I misted the stamps with a bit of water so the image would have a bit of a faded, watercolor look.  


I stamped the sentiment from the Forget Me Not set using Smokey Shadow ink and then backed the kraft panel with a piece of vellum.  The card base was made from Stormy Sea cardstock and stamped with one of the forget me not bouquets to add a bit of texture to the background.  I tied a bit of dark brown twine to finish it off.


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 Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Forget Me Not stamp set, Noted: Scalloped A2 die collection 

In the real world, forget me nots are usually some shade of blue or purple, but here in our stamping world we can make them whatever color we want, right?  For this card, I stamped some bright bouquets of forget me nots in Lovely Lady, Amethyst Allure, and Aqua Mist.  I arranged them around the "birthday" banner, which I trimmed from the oval Paper Clippings: Birthday die and watercolored with my Zig Clean markers.  I added a few individual forget me not leaves and blooms too, to fill in some empty spaces.  


The whole thing was arranged on a Bright Buttercup striped oval, which was cut using the larges oval die from the Noted: Scalloped A2 die set.  The Harvest Gold card base was cut using the same die collection.  The little "happy" sentiment was stamped using one of the Wet Paint sentiment sets, and stamped onto a Countdown Details diecut.


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 Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Forget Me Not stamp set and coordinating dies, Noted: Scalloped A2 die collection, Paper Clippings: Birthday die

My last card uses the Forget Me Not set to create a pretty watercolored look.  I stamped the stemmed bouquet onto watercolor paper using Lovely Lady and Raspberry Fizz inks for the blooms and Green Parakeet rolled in a bit of Aqua Mist ink for the stem/leaves.  The centers were stamped with Bright Buttercup.  Then I took a waterbrush and blended the colors and softened the edges.  


I layered these "painted" forget me nots over a couple of rectangle mats, which were cut using the Double Ups: Rectangles dies.  I added some color to the scalloped edges of the larger rectangle using a brayer, just like I showed in the video.  The sentiment is from the new Graceful Greetings II set and the whole works is layered of some of the new Pale Peony cardstock.  I LOVE this's SO pretty!


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Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Forget Me Not stamp set and coordinating dies, Double Ups: Rectangle dies, Graceful Greetings II stamp set, Pale Peony Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by today to let me show you the new Forget Me Not set and all of the new Noted die collections!  If you want to see more of them in action, you can hop around to the other DT blogs...

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