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Papertrey March release!

Papertrey Ink countdown sneak peek!

I just love this time of the month (as Nichole put it!) The anticipation is building for this month's release and I can tell you that all of us on the design team are just excited to share as you all are excited to see what Papertrey Ink has in store for you this month.

The set that caught me right away for his release is the new Simple Alphabet set. I love alphabet sets for using on scrapbook pages and other papercrafting projects to add my own personalized messages and journaling. The font is so versatile and it is going to work with a wide variety of styles and tastes.

My project to share is a scrapbook page of my Tacy in Grand Marais, MN from the trip that we took last fall. I think I have shared more than once about how much I love it up there. It's such a beautiful area and it's so relaxing to go up and spend time by the lake. I love these pictures of Tacy from that trip - it was such a beautiful day that day and she really loves just hanging out, playing with the rock, and watching the action in the harbor - we all do!


I painted white acrylic paint right onto the photos to create an area to stamp my photo captions. Do you like my paint dish? It's one half of a brad/embellishment package - it works perfectly!

Now, let the paint completely dry before you stamp. The other thing is that if you use an ink jet printer to print your photos, let these completely dry (overnight is probably best) or adding the paint will smear your photo. Do I know this from experience? Yes.


This set will work the best with a grid-lined acrylic block. I am not too picky about my letters being perfectly straight, but it's good to at least not have them going up or down a hill (unless you want it to look that way.) Just put the letters right next to each other on the block to form the words and you will have great spacing between the letters. Be aware that the letters are small, but the patience and time that you take will be worth it!


Here, I am stamping my caption right onto the painted area of my photo.


I did my journaling with the alphabet stamps as well. There are enough extra letters to say quite a bit - I need a longer block!


Stamping the journaling onto the page...


Here is the finished caption and journal stamping.


I added some of the Spring Moss polka dot ribbon, a border around the page with the Faux Ribbon set and some flowers from the new Boxes, Bags & Tags set (just a small peek of that one!)

If you haven't already, make sure to stop by Nichole's blog for her sneak peek!

Tacy - Grand Marais scrapbook page


stamps: Simple Alphabet, Boxes, Bags & Tags, Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink), Whisper White craft (Stampin' Up!), Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)

accessories: Spring Moss polka dot ribbon (Papertrey Ink), brushed silver brads (Creative Imaginations), white acrylic paint, dimensionals