Are you enjoying the peeks of the upcoming Papertrey Ink  Release?

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to share in Day 3 of the PARTY!!!

As you may have read, this month is a Celebration theme for the release. What better way to celebrate than an all occasion party themed card and matching gift bag!

You know how much I love co-ordinating cards/gifts. I especially love one’s that can be easily created.

Papertrey Party Package


When I saw the set’s to be released this month I was absolutely ecstatic! (OK I know that is every month, but seriously!)

I fell in love with It’s a Celebration by Candice Agulair.

The adorable pennants just screamed PERSONALIZE ME!

Then, when I saw the Simple Alphabet- I screeched! YEAH! This is just perfect. I have been dying for a quality mini clear alphabet set. This has upper & lower case letter’s, as well as number’s and punctuations. It will retail for only $15! A MUST have. It stamps like a DREAM! No squishy unclear letters. FINALLY!

Throw in the New! Color’s Sweet Blush & Berry Sorbet, and I can’t get any happier! Well I can ,once I saw the patterned paper………………..:D

OK enough rambling! Let’s get to the details!

Party Pocket


Now this one is FUN!!

Supplies for Pocket

Scor-Pal, 8 1/2 X 11 piece of Spring Moss card-stock, ruler, hobby blade, redline tape, and Berry Sorbet grosgrain.

Directions for Pocket-click photos to enlarge

1) Take Spring Moss card-stock, and along the 11 inch side-score at 5, and 6 inches.


2) Turn paper to 8 1/2 inch side, and put top corner at the 8 1/2 inc mark, while bottom corner is at an angle, against the edge of the Scor-Pal (or 101/2 inch mark if you don’t have a Scor-Pal). Score at 7 1/2, 8 1/2, then 9 to the center score line for bottom. Turn card-stock and repeat step for all 4 corners.


3) Cut excess cardstock away. Score bag edges. The wide end, folds in, and the little fold, folds out. Trim excess at bottom panel as well.


NOTE: PrintableTemplate below for quick reference-click and print.

party-pocket.JPG If you are unsure what to cut off get rid of the dark gray!

4) Fold the ends, into the center. Take a ruler, and hobby blade. Trim excess card-stock. This is so you get even sides.


5) Apply adhesive to sides. Tuck in bottom folds first. Then fold pocket in half to adhere end pieces evenly.

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6) Cut 2 even pieces of wide Berry Sorbet Grosgrain, and apply red-line tape to bottoms. Adhere inside bag. Then attach your pennant to the front.

Supplies for Pennant

Banner stamp in plain and stripped, ink of choice (spring moss, berry sorbet, sweet blush, old olive, and black), 1/16 hole punch or paper piecer, Needle, silver cord (or color of choice)and glue dots.


Directions for Pennant-click to enlarge

Figure out how many pennants you want for your banner. Choose your colors/and or word to be spelled.

1) Stamp the MIDDLE pennant FIRST! Then work your way from there out. This will ensure an even banner.


2) Use your Simple Alphabet, then stamp desired word. In our case P A R T Y.


3) Use a 1/16 hole punch, and punch holes on either side on the pennant corners. You may also use a paper piercer. You want your holes to remain small, so it appears that your pennants are hanging from the cord!


4) Thread your cord through the holes. Adhere to back.

5) Tie 2 separate bows using silver cord, then adhere to banner ends with glue dots.


6) Layer onto Berry Sorbet card-stock with dimensionals, then attach to the bag! DONE!

For the card!


Finished size- 4 1/2 X 5 1/2. Card base made with Spring Moss card-stock.

I followed the directions above, and created the exact same banner for this card.

I used the Pretty Pink Polka Dots, from the Pink Patterns Collection. I thought it made the perfect “gift”, tied nicely with my Berry Sorbet grosgrain.

 The patterned paper is YUMMY!!! You know how much I LOVE pink!!

Once the reveal hits, you will be able to see just how much I enjoyed using it. FYI-MORE tutorial’s to follow too!

I LOVE the color’s and assortment of design’s offered in the set. I especially LOVE the option of buying 6×6 or the 12 x 12. As you can see by the photo, the paper is a Perfect Match (HE!HE!HE!) to the ribbon and ink.

One question I have been asked is how does the Berry Sorbet’s paper/ink/ribbon compare to Stampin’ Up! Groovy Guava-since that was not a color compared on Nichole’s original post.

Here is a photo:

Top Layer on Left is Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet.

Bottom Layer on Right is Stampin Up! Groovy Guava


As you can see they are VERY different. Guava being more orange in tone.

Well that is it for me! I am so honored to have been able to take part in this today! I really hope you enjoyed my part of the peek!

Make sure you check Nichole’s blog each day till the release! There will be sneak peeks, as well as an additional daily sample, provided by an assigned Senior Design Team member!

Lisa’s stamped twill-HERE


Pine’s scrap page-HERE

Till tomorrow!