Friday, May 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind

Welcome to Release Rewind Day with Paper Sweeties!  Yesterday Debbie released all of the new May 2015 products at Paper Sweeties and what a fantastic release full of wonderfully versatile stamps and dies! I  have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of these new items!  So fun!!!

Today all of the Creative Designers are sharing a card or project using the new releases with some of the existing products in the Paper Sweeties catalog.  I cannot wait to see what everyone has made!  Here is what I came up with....

I decided to get a head start on Father's Day and created a fun but fairly simple card.  I started by inking a piece of A2 white card stock with some lovely blue inks to create an ombre area on my card panel.   Then I die cut the "happy" word die into the colored panel and used a piece of scotch tape across the back side to keep all of the pieces from the word intact.

I did some selective inking to obtain the rest of my "Happy Father's Day" sentiment.  The word "Father" is from the "You are the Most Wonderful" stamp set.  The apostrophe was made with a Copic Multiliner in black and the "S" is from the word "Sister" in the same stamp set.  The word "Day" is from the "Hello Friend" stamp set and was selectively inked from the "Celebrate Your Day" sentiment.

I added some pieces of patterned paper to divide the card in three to add to the design....(rule of thirds) and rounded two of the corners to add interest.  I then finished the card off by using some little wood pieces I had in my stash.  I colored them with Copic markers to match the ombre area of the card.  I was trying hard to channel my friend Amy Tsurata who does such an incredible job with wood veneer embellishments and sentiments!  Mine have been sitting in a milk glass jar gathering dust! (A LOT OF DUST!)  Isn't that sad!  I am really trying to "use my stash" this year and am avoiding purchases as much as possible!  I have way too much stuff!  LOL!  If you know Amy then you have seen how well she uses them on all of her gorgeous creations! If you have not visited her blog you are in for a treat!

All righty you are all of the links for today's "Release Rewind" hop:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jill Norwood  (You ARE HERE)
Nancy Penir

I cannot wait to go and see what the rest of my teammates have created!  They always inspire me with fresh and fun ideas that I immediately want to CASE!
Don't forget about the May Inspiration Challenge on the Paper Sweeties Blog.  Their is a $20.00 gift certificate and guest design spot offered each and every month!  We would love to have you join in the fun!

Thanks for all of your lovely comments throughout the May Release festivities! I so enjoy sharing this lovely craft with all of you!
Blessings and Hugs!
Have a GREAT weekend!!!


  1. AWESOME Father's Day Card!! =) I LOVE this!! =)

  2. I really like this Jill :-)

  3. Wonderful man card! Love how you worked your magic with the word 'father's'. Lovely inking too!

  4. Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the stars!!!!!

  5. Great Father's Day card! The colors are beautiful! And I love the stars!

  6. Awesome Father's Day card! Great idea using the "Happy" die to create this wonderful card! Love the coloring and the wood pieces, too...well done!!!:-)

  7. Fantastic Father's Day all those shades of blue!

  8. Gorgeous, Jill! I love all the blues and the Happy die cut left in the paper looks so cool! I don't have any wood embellies, but seeing how you used these makes me think I might need a few...real soon! ;)

  9. Perfect masculine card! Love the blues!

  10. This is a terrific Father's Day card!

  11. Brilliant! This is SO fantastic, Jill! Fabulous masculine card design. Love that inlaid die cutting, and the rounded corners are super eye catching!

  12. LOVE it, Jill! I adore the fun embellishments you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. What a great Father's Day card, Jill! I love these colors and the wonderful design! Hugs!

  14. So fabulous, Jill! Love all the blues and your great inking behind the sentiment. The wood embellishments are perfect for a masculine card.

  15. Fantastic masculine card Jill! Love the various blue hues!

  16. Fantastic masculine card Jill! Love the various blue hues!


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