Thursday, March 13, 2014

Introducing Embellished Elegance...

Hey there friends!  I am still a tad in shock over all that has happened over the last couple of weeks.  Me?  Posting today?  Wow!  This is my first ever PTI DT post and I am so excited!  We are showcasing a gorgeous new set today, called Embellished Elegance.  This set has so many gorgeous parts to it, branches and leaves and sentiments.  I have 3 cards made up for today....just a tag over eager.  This first one was very easy to make.

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I stamped the branch in Versamagic Jumbo Java and the light color is PTI Kraft.  I actually straightened out the branch onto an acrylic block so it would make a longer stamped image.  I popped up the sentiment on white card stock and added in a little piece of Dark Chocolate for some contrast.  I cut out the tiniest little red bird from the Trendy Tree Dies.  I used a little foam tape for her too, so she stands out from the card.  

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For this next card, I used that same straightened out image to create a background on this gorgeous Soft Stone card stock.

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I added in a sentiment from the new Keep it Simple: Thank you set, and then added another layer of vellum behind that.  I added in 3 enamel dots to finish it off.  

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My last card features the die that goes with this same image I have been using.  I cut out a 4" x 51/2" card base in Spring Moss and then cut the top and bottom with the die.  I added in the white panel and 2 full branch dies in Simply Chartreuse.  

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The little flowers are more of the dies from the same set, in Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise.  I popped them up with foam tape and then added in a couple of dots with a black pen.  

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Thanks for coming by today to check out my first PTI post!  I am so happy to be hear and I hope you like my creations!  I know the other girls will have AMAZING projects to see.  Here is a list of where you can go next!

Laura Bassen
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Nichole Heady


All of the new products you see will be available March 15th at 10 PM EST for purchase at Papertrey Ink.  

Hope you have a great day!



Supply List:

Happy Birthday

Stamps: PTI Embellished Elegance
Paper: Stampers PTI Select White, Dark Brown and Pure Poppy
Ink: Jumbo Java Versamagic, PTI Kraft Ink
Dies: PTI Trendy Trees die set

Thank you

Stamps: Embellished Elegance, Keep it Simple: Thank you
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Stampers Select White and Vellum
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Amuse Gray
Misc: Freckled Fawn White Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday

Stamps: PTI Embellished Elegance
Paper: PTI Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Dies: PTI Embellished Elegance Dies


83 comments:

  1. Yay, Laurie!!!!! Three beautiful cards, you were able to showcase different styles so well! xoxox

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  2. A trio of PTI prettiness Laurie!! Love your last card, very pretty design. Congrats again my friend, fabulous debut!

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  3. Off to a great start; 3 gorgeous cards!

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  4. Congrats on your first PTI DT post. I love your three cards. My favorite is the last one in Spring Moss - reminds me spring is coming soon.

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  5. way to rock your first PTI post! Beautiful cards!

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  6. What a great debut! Your cards are beautiful. So happy to see that you're part of PTI.

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  7. Your cards are gorgeous! I love what you've made with these products. Congrats!!!

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  8. Gor-geous!

    Love your style, love your cards!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all three of these cards!!! Way to ROCK PTI!!!

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  10. You fit right in with the PTI design team, Laurie. Love all your cards!! Perfect:)

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  11. Of course your first post is TOTALLY AWESOME just like you. I am so proud of you my fabby friend and I love you!!!

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  12. Oooh - nice! Awesome job on your first DT cards for PTI.....but then I expected you be awesome!

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  13. Congrats again! You are going to enable us to buy way more stamps! Beautiful first post,

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  14. Laurie, these are all just fantastic!! I think you just talked me into buying this set. :)

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  15. Didn't I tell you that you've 'got this'? Proof positive right here. :-) That first card especially - swoon!!

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  16. Yay, Laurie! As always, beautiful cards! Congratulations on your first PTI post!

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  17. What lovely cards for your first post, well done. I love them all, too difficult to pick a fave, I look forward to seeing more and more of your work!

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  18. Beautiful cards!!!! Congrats again!!

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  19. Wow, beautiful cards Laurie :) I love them all and will love seeing your creations every month. Congrats :)

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  20. Beautiful! Congrats sweet lady! ♥

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  21. Fantastic debut! Your cards are simply stunning! Beautifully elegant. Great choice, PTI! Congrats, Laurie! You totally rocked it!

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  22. Congratulations on your first PTI post Laurie. I'm a big fan of yours and I'm so happy that you're part of the PTI team now. Way to go and I love your creations today!!

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  23. Way to go Laurie! Amazing projects!

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  24. Congratulations Laurie...beautiful cards! I am so excited and happy for you...well deserved! PTI is so lucky to have you!

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  25. All are such BEAUTIFUL cards!!! And Congrats, again! You're ROCKIN' it! ;)

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  26. Happy First Day at PTI! Each one of these is so lovely; I'm so happy for you that you've joined the team and can show off your beautiful style!

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  27. Your cards are absolutely stunning, the first two are my favourite. Congratulations on your first day at PTI!

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  28. WOW!! what a fantastic post for PTI! love all three of your cards!

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  29. Great job Laurie!! Beautiful cards full of inspiration.

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  30. Love that you are on the PTI DT. Great cards as usual!

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  31. LB! I knew your debut post as PTI DT would be amazing and of course you did not disappoint. :) LOVING those cards (each and every one of them!) :) Thanks for the inspiration and God bless you as you continue to inspire all of us (in many ways)! :)

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  32. You totally make me want them all! GORGEOUS!

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  33. Oh, my goodness, you totally ROCKED your first PTI design team post, Laurie! I adore all three cards! The perfect stamping and design on the first, the beauty and elegance of the second and the amazing results from the technique used on the third! So happy for you - beautiful work!!

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  34. I love your style Laurie! Great cards, great job!!

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  35. Your cards are wonderful. The first one is definitely my favorite and it looks just like patterned paper on the second. I had to take a second look!

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  36. Whoooooo hooo Laurie! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! You totally rocked your first PTI post!

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  37. Sooooo excited to see your first DT post. And, my oh my, did you hit it out of the park with this one. I can imagine Nicole high fiving all round, congratulating herself on adding you to the team, and kicking herself that she didn't do it sooner. Your style is so unique and fantastic, and I know that you are going to be denting my wallet every month (not complaining about that, haha).

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  38. Laurie, I think your fan base is as excited as you about joining our favorite Design Team! Your work has always amazed me and these first projects really showcase a CAS style all your own! Congrats again on your new assignment!

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  39. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring.

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  40. These are all SO gorgeous!!! I love each and every one. Congratulations again, and what a knockout post to start off with PTI!!

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  41. beautiful designs on each card and the 2nd is so elegant.

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  42. Congrats, Laurie! Gorgeous cards! What a way to start off your new gig! Can't wait to see more!

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  43. YAY!! Way to really make a big splash, Laurie!! All three of your cards showcase the PTI products so well. You've done such a great job with them!

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  44. Congrats on the first post! Huge success!! Your cards are fabulous!!

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  45. Hoorah!! Welcome, Laurie and CONGRATULATIONS on a phenomenal first PTI post. Hope you have wonderful time with PTI, I for one (in a several thousand) are happy to see you here. Stunning and so very elegant cards!

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  46. Welcome to the PTI family! Love all your cards!

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  47. Love these so much. You just convinced me to buy the set. Gorgeous work!

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  48. O my gobs - all 3 of your cards are amazingly gorgeous - you've used (pretty much) 1 design element and turned it into prize-winning cards. You are one VERY talented woman. I know where I'll be going for inspiration most days. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  49. Laurie these are just breathtaking! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  50. GREAT cards, Laurie! You deserve each and every one of the wonderful comments you are receiving, and I concur with all of them. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful work from here on out. Kudos!!

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  51. Beautiful cards! Congratulations!

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  52. You're off to a roaring start, Laurie, with three fabulously different cards in that awesome Laurie style! Soooooo happy to see you with PTI!!
    Hugs!

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  53. Well, for the first time out of the gate, you've done fantastic!!! Love all of your cards and look forward to your "take" in the future!!!

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  54. Love your cards, Laurie! They are each so unique from each other and really make me want the stamp set and dies. Congrats again on making the design team!!

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  55. What a WONDERFUL debut! Your cards are ALL stunning! Well done :)

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  56. Love both the Happy Birthday cards and the colors used. Super designs.

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  57. Wow, I love all your cards for your very first PTI Design Team assignment! They are beautiful and still reflect your Soapbox Style! Have fun and many congrats to you. Can't wait to see your creations each month!

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  58. Such fabulous cards, as I knew they would be! You are such a wonderful addition to the PTI DT! Your first card is my favourite!

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  59. Yay, Laurie! Congratulations on your first PTI design team post! All three of your cards are clever and beautiful!

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  60. Congratulations on your first post! Your cards are wonderful and I look forward to your creativity with each new release! I've always loved your style and so happy I'll get to see it monthly with all the new PTI releases. I'm giving you a standing ovation!

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  61. Laurie, these are all gorgeous! I love your first PTI DT post!!!

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  62. Laurie, your taste is so gorgeous. I'm thinking this comes pretty naturally to you. thanks for the elegance and thoughtfulness of your card techniques.

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  63. Congratulations on your first PTI team post. It's really an amazing one. Love all of your cards. The soft stone card took my breath away. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your goodness. Thanks.

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  64. Fabulous cards for your inaugural PTI dt post! You hit it out the ballpark with these cards.

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  65. Great cards Laurie! I love your last card and the details!

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  66. Yay for your first group post! You knocked it out!!!! I love all of them. That first one, though? Totally sold me on this set.

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  67. Oh my! You ROCK this set, Laurie! Each one is absolutely stunning! I have to do some double/triple takes on them to appreciate all the details. Way to rock your first PTI DT assignment!

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  68. Stunning. Love your cards. Like the thank you card. So elegant.

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  69. Oh so pretty! I love the pop of red on the first card! Stunning!

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  70. I was hoping I could resist this set (my wish lists are always so long), but that hope was dashed by your first card, and by the time I got to #3 you had me wondering how I ever thought I could live without it! :)

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  71. Hi Laurie, Gorgeous cards for your PTI DT inaugural post! True Laurie Style, always beautiful! Congratulations, again on this well deserved assignment! Blessings, Kym

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  72. Laurie I am so so excited for this post my friend! You are the perfect new addition to PTI. Can't wait to be inspired by you! ♥♥♥

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  73. Thought you'd never post! I've been holding my breath in anticipation :) Your cards are wonderful, Laurie, as always! I am totally taken with the last one - love it!!! Thanks for sharing, and again, congrats!!!

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  74. Um hello...and every reason why you belong on this design team...amazing! Your designs are gorgeous as always Laurie.

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  75. Beautiful cards, Laurie. I am looking forward to your additions to the design team!

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  76. Wonderful cards! I love the background stamping on your Thank You card!

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  77. Woohoo, Laurie!!!! Congrats on your first PTI DT post!!! Gorgeous creations and perfect examples of your incredible CAS style!!!!

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  78. Elegance is the perfect title. A beautiful collection of cards, just perfect.

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  79. Beautiful cards! I can't wait to see what all you do with PTI!

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  80. Whoa, loads of eye candy here!

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  81. And your first post is exactly why you are the right person to join the most talented Design Team on the web. What a wonderful simple (uncomplicated - not simple to design) style to highlight just how chic these stamps can go.

    I first got into crafting with tole painting, and so you can guess which card is my favorite. The swag of branches just fits across the card, making your "cut ins" sensational.

    The small black piece of paper underlining the sentiment band is too brilliant. I've ever seen that done, and the card just wouldn't have the same graphical punch without it.

    Your second card would be perfect for every occasion. Can't think of the last time I saw a card that would be a sensational design for a wedding AND a sympathy card.

    Looking forward to see what your pairing with my all time favorite stamp company brings. A hardy welcome to the team.

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  82. DITTO EVERYTHING I WROTE IN MY COMMENT ON THE OTHER POST! I love these cards, and the coin purse too!!!! This is a DT match made in heaven! Just gives me goosebumps and happy happy feelings!!!

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