Sunday, May 31, 2015

Make It Market: Nostalgic Notions...

The next Make It Market Kit from Papertrey Ink will be available for sale on June 1st and is entitled "Nostalgic Notions".  Betsy has always had a way of making the style of the 1940's shine, and this new collection of products really demonstrates that.  From beautiful patterned papers to perfectly selected accents, you will see the 1940's come to life when you open this kit!  She makes it easy to put together coordinated projects that will only take minutes to make!  So prepare to step back into the past and create cards, tags and gifts that will stand the test of time!


  • Nostalgic Notions stamp set (2 sheets)
  • Nostalgic Buttons mini stamp set + label
  • Nostalgic Notions die collection
  • Nostalgic Notions Accessories die collection
  • Nostalgic Notions paper collection, 36 A2 sheets
  • (12) Fold & Go Air Mail Envelope sheets
  • (2) Vintage Paper Lace Trim Strips, 3" x 39" each
  • Blue Floral Crochet Edged Bias Tape, 1 yard
  • Red Dot Crochet Edged Bias Tape, 1 yard
  • (3) Light Blue Resin Bows
  • Nostalgic Button Assortment, 15 buttons total
  • (1) Red Mulberry Flower bouquet, 5 flowers total
  • (1) Yellow Mulberry Flower bouquet, 5 flowers total
  • (2) Denim Mulberry Flower bouquets, 10 flowers total
  • (2) Light Blue Mulberry Flower bouquets, 10 flowers total
  • Notions storage box

  • The total retail cost of the "Nostalgic Notions" Kit is $100. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Monday! The "Nostalgic Notions" Kit will be available for sale beginning on June 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

    Here are some things I made. First, a card with the pretty papers.
    The background is a paper from the kit. I stamped the sentiment and wrapped the little flowers up in a doily from the kit also.
    The little heart is cut out with a die and paper from the kit. And take a peek at those envelopes! So easy, just cut them out and fold!

    Next, a super simple card. I simply stamped the sentiment onto a kit paper.
    Betsy has done all of the hard work for us with these amazing patterns!!

    One more quick one, this is all stamping and die cutting. I used the scallop stamp for a border on white cardstock, then filled in with stamped flowers and dies cut from the papers.

    Then a button from the kit finishes off the corner.

    This kit is most definitely one of my favorites ever, one I will reaching for time and time again!

    P.S. I want to express my thanks to those of you who reached out to me this past month. I really, really do appreciate your prayers and thoughtfulness. My family is going through some very hard times right now. To be honest, for several weeks I just couldn't look at a piece of paper or a stamp. I couldn't even walk into my scrap room. I've cried, I've gotten angry. I have gone through every single emotion a person can go through. A couple of days ago, I found the courage to walk back in and create again. I do miss it. It was my happy place. I hope to try and plow through my feelings of what is happening and get myself back on track. I'm really sorry I don't feel comfortable enough talking about it at this time, but I will eventually...thank you for hanging in there with me. xo


    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    May PTI release...

    Due to some unforeseen family circumstances, I won't be participating in this month's Papertrey Ink release. I will try to create a few things later in the month, if I can. Thank you so much for understanding. You can head over to Nichole Heady's blog to see all of the new May products.

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Elle's Studio: May...

    The next Elle's Studio monthly goodies are now available - a day early - so you can grab them today instead of spending time on your computer on Mother's Day! Here is a peek at the main kit for May and the Good Day stamp set. So colorful and cute as always!

    Here are two cards I made with the May kit and Good Day stamp set. I added a few Cienna items to this card also, the green paper is cut with a Turning a New Leaf die by Papertrey Ink from the Cienna Flowers paper

    The labels are Cienna Blank Labels. I thought it would be fun to use the labels as my background. Also cut a little strip of the vellum Cienna paper to add "this was the best". I love typography and how it adds another interesting detail to the card.

    The second card was made with mostly the May kit, with the addition of the green polkadot paper cut from the Cienna Flowers paper again.
    Sunshine is stamped with the Good Day stamps and all other pieces were from the main kit. I added the seam binding and sequins for a dash of dimension.

    Super cute stuff, right? I always love the die cuts and colorful pieces by Elle's Studio. They are just so easy to create with. Here are the links for easier shopping. There are also exclusive cut files and printables. Be sure to check out the gallery by the team also. Happy creating... and Happy Mother's Day to all you special moms out there who do so much for your family. You are loved!

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Quick and easy baby cards...

    Looking for baby card inspiration? I've assembled two really quick cards with Elle's Studio's Cienna line. Hop on over to see them HERE. Wishing you a beautiful and creative day. xo

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    Gossamer Blue: May and a winner!

    First, I need to announce the winner of the Cards With Dimension Craftsy class from my last post. Thank you to ALL who stopped by and said hello. Love to hear from you always! A random winner was chosen, and it is...petunia670! Email me at to claim your free class! (You can still get the class for 1/2 off by clicking the link in my last post.)

    Couple of quick cards to share with you today made with the Gossamer Blue kits for May, available now. The first one is a mix of the Bits & Pieces kit, the Life Pages kit and the Life Pages Themed Add-on. Love them all! The papers are from Crate Paper Confetti line, one of my very favorite paper pads ever. Such beautiful patterns.
    Added a bit of Graphite Glimmer Mist sprinkled over the top by Tattered Angels. (It's an older mist from my stash).

    Next, this one is mostly the main kit (papers, bow clip and hello chipboard).
    The today and happy day stickers are from the Life Pages Themed Add-on. 

    Check out the Gossamer Blue GALLERY for more inspiration with these kits! The team does such amazing work.

    Happy NSD! *Giveaway now closed*

    Well, hello there! A few of my scrapbooking and cardmaking friends and I have put together a fun blog hop in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Are you getting crafty today? There will be a few giveaways and special things along the hop, so be sure to hop along, get to know all of these creative people, and see what they are up to!

    First, we thought it would be fun to share a little bit about each of us. Please feel free to play along and post your favorites too! Currently...

    1. Favorite YouTube clip: Jimmy Fallon's Ew! 9 year old daughter, Kati, and I laugh and laugh! We love Jimmy Fallon!
    2. Listening to: Pandora on my iPad - Today's Hits Radio.
    3. Watching: Game of Thrones.
    4. Reading: I'm not much of a reader, just online news and blogs!
    5. I can eat this everyday: definitely chocolate.
    6. Favorite drink at 4pm: Diet Dr. Pepper.
    7. On my wishlist: a Heidi Swapp Minc machine and some foils to experiment with.
    8. Enjoying: time with my husband before he starts his new job.
    9. Favorite quote right now: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." I always like to have an optimistic outlook on things!
    10. Smiling about: Spring and all its beauty.
    11. My favorite project for the year is...

    Probably my workshop that came out in January! It's called Cards With Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures and Embellishments.  (Today I'd love to offer you 50% off my class! Just click on the class title link above to get 1/2 off.) I teach tips on working with patterned papers, layering with vellum, choosing and placing embellishments, other ways to add texture and dimension, stitching - hand and machine, and more. You'll see over 70 cards throughout the class. If you'd like to read more about it, you can see my original blog post here. Here are some samples from the class.
    Love me some layers!

    Now, before I go, a few things...Wilna has graciously offered a freebie for us to share with you, which you can download here.  See image below. She also has a new class with Craftsy titled Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts. Be sure to check it out, it's fantastic! She's so creative.

    And one last thing...I'd like to give away a spot in my Cards With Dimension class!

    If you are interested, please leave a note and tell me what you would most like to learn or improve on in your card making or scrapbooking. I'll choose a random winner by May 4th. Have a happy and creative day!

    Danielle Flanders (you are here!)