PTI Release in Review

I had a ton of fun with this, my first Papertrey Ink release.  TONS.  I've had people ask me which set is my favorite?  That's a hard question.  ALL of it.  So here is a photo-filled post so you can see what I have been up to!  :)  All of these super fun stamps and dies will be available soon!  As in today.  Well, today here in Kansas.  I am going to add a supply list after each card too.  Hope that helps!

OK here is my first card using Wet Paint and Polka Dot Basics III.  I used a Berry Sorbet base and then stamped a Pure Poppy dot on the tops of some of the polkas.  Then I added in a vellum note under the top note.  I had a wooden clothespin and colored it black with a marker...


Stamps: Polka Dot Basics III, Wet Paint
Paper: Pure Poppy Stampers Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: Spiral Notebook Page Die, Black Mini-clothespin

Adore this die and stamp set....these Phrase Play sets are must haves!


Stamps: Phrase Play #2
Paper: Stampers Select White, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
Ink: Fresh Ink Provincial Gray, Amuse Shell Pink
Die: Phrase Play #2

Channeled my inner Laura Bassen for this one....this set called A few Pointers is fun for scrapbooking and cards too...


Stamps: A Few Pointers
Paper: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Dies: A Few Pointers die

Here is a little Gatsby Glamour and Background Basics: Art Deco.  I stamped the card base with the Art Deco set.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum.  I added in another layer of vellum to make the background look a little lighter.  Then I glued it all down edges of the Deco Cover plate....


Stamps: Gatsby Glamour, Background Basics: Art Deco
Paper: Stampers Select White, Vellum
Ink: Provincial Gray Fresh Ink, Versamark
Misc: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Cover Plate: Deco

This is the Birthday Classics: March set....so fun!  I added in some Versamark stripes in the back....


Stamps: Birthday Classics: March, Background Basics: Super Stripes
Paper: Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
Misc: Spiral Notebook Page Die

This CAS card is from Monthly Moments: March.  I used the "date" stamp to make the rainbow, after heat embossing the "hello" with clear powder.  Easy and FUN!


Stamps: Monthly Moments: March
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding
Misc: White Filigree Embossing Powder

Journal Accessories is such a fun new set.  The stamps are big enough to make a good size piece of paper.  I made one up and then added in some flowers from Just Smile, as well as the arrow die from Monthly Moments: March.  


Stamps: Just Smile, Journal Accessories 
Paper: True Black, Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Versamark, Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: Just Smile Dies, Monthly Moments: March Arrow die

Obviously, this plant is not a succulent or a cactus.  I will tell you that I scoured my little town for these things coming up with nothing.  So it's a plant.  But you get the idea!  I added in some burlap and some Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch to decorate this fun little plant.  To top it off, I added in a simple little tag using the new Putting Down Roots set.  I think it would make a fun welcome gift, for sure!  


Stamps: Putting Down Roots
Paper: Rustic Cream
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Misc: Tag Sale #3, Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch Ribbon

Wow!  Did you make it all the way through with me?  So many fun new products this month at Papertrey!  Head on over to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you....

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great day!  


  1. You absolutely rocked it Laurie. Just like I knew you would!

  2. Laurie every single one is perfection! :)

  3. Well done!! You can keep up with the best of them, Laurie. Love your "smile" card the best! Congrats on sailing through your first PTI Design Team Release:)

  4. Fabulous projects, Laurie!!!

  5. Gorgeous projects! So happy to see you as part of the PTI team!

  6. What awesome eye candy for all of us! These are all so gorgeous! You certainly rock PTI!!!

  7. I've been stopping by every day just to peek, and you have ROCKED THIS RELEASE!!! You're such a superstar. Shoes filled and then some. :) Love you!

  8. wow, what a line up! Love them all!!!!!!!

  9. Thrilled for you that you are on the DT team now - they made a great choice! All of your cards are outstanding (although the first polka dot one is my fav!). Congrats!

  10. Absolutely delightful, Laurie--you're a perfect fit for Papertrey!

  11. Gorgeous cards for your first release Laurie - was great seeing your creations along with the rest of the PTI DT! Congrats again xoxo

  12. Glad to see you have had a terrific "first PTI Release" ! Thank you, for all your hard work (even scouring the town for a cactus - above and beyond - LOL)

    Absolutely fabulous work :)

  13. Laurie! I am so happy you have joined PTI and your post today was fabulous! I order every month and I am so happy to have your projects for inspiration!

  14. You did a FABULOUS job on your debut release projects Laurie, love them all!!

  15. Love your cards! You have some wonderful designs.

  16. You've been a BUSY lady! Great mix of cards and all fabulously done. You rocked your first release, my friend :) Hugs to you!!

  17. Way to rock your first PTI release, Laurie!!! Woohoo!!! Awesome projects! I especially LOVE that first card---I'm such a sucker for polka dots and LOVE the BOLD hello sentiment! I also totally ADORE that little tag and plant gift set!!! FANTABULOUS!!!! I'm not supposed to order from PTI this month----since I still have unopened supplies from last month, but I seriously don't think I can resist! Maybe just a small order...hehe!!

  18. Woo Hoo Laurie way to rock out your first month!! xoxo

  19. Fabulous release! You killed it!! Love seeing all your brilliant work :)

  20. If you're gonna cause me to rethink my list I will never be able to visit again...
    stop it!

  21. Okay, I *need* to know how you did the Pure Poppy lines in the notebook paper, because I am definitely going to need to do the same thing!! :) I am doing a happy dance over you being on the DT now! (not just throwing roses, seriously mean it)

  22. Love all your projects and your style! So glad you are on the PTI team now!

  23. Love them all. You have show cased this release to perfection. I want everything.

  24. Awesome cards. I loved your designs.

  25. WOW, Laurie! All of your samples are simply amazing!!! You've had a fabulous debut and you are such a great addition to the PTI team! I'm so proud of you :)

  26. always adore your style. these are fabulous and once again, so well deserved dt spot with PTI!!!

  27. I am just logging on now to see all of this gorgeousness and I could cry over how proud I am of you, Laurie! These are such fabulous cards, as always, and I am just so stinkin' excited that you are a part of this team now!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    Off to check out the full release and all the other posts that I've missed!

  28. Really GORGEOUS cards, Laurie! You rocked this release in such a big way...I'm so glad Nichole asked you to join the team, too...you're a perfect fit with PTI!!!

  29. Wow! Great cards, each and every one. Inspiration abounds.

  30. So glad you are on the PTI design team, love all these!


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