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It's already day 5 of the Papertrey Ink November release countdown! Today is another design team group post and we are all sharing projects made with stamp sets from Dawn's new Signature Series sets. Dawn's recognizable handwriting is definitely her "signature" style. I know that so many of you out there have requested more sentiments that include her penmanship. Your wishes have been granted!

My project today uses the Signature Style: Butterfly set and coordinating die cut. After my group post project, keep reading for one last card project with my new Warm Happiness Too set.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available for purchase on November 15th (tomorrow!) at Papertrey Ink.


I did a distressed look on my card and tag set and played around more with the emboss resist technique - the bold shapes in the Signature Series sets are perfect for this technique. I also used the Tag Sale #1 die along with my new Fillable Frames #10 set and die cut to create the tag. After I had my tag designed, it was easy to transfer the tag right to the card front.


You can see the text showing through the butterfly shape. I stamped the text right on the kraft cardstock in Fresh Snow ink, let the ink dry, embossed the butterfly in clear over the top of the text, sponged Fresh Snow ink over the top of the image, wiped away the excess ink, and then crumpled the butterfly to distress it.


I used the same color combination to create this vintage look card with my new Warm Happiness Too set. I used the new Mat Stack 1 Collection set behind the main image and paper pieced the cup with paper from the Library Ledger patterned paper set.


If you haven't seen the other design team members projects, make sure that you head over to Nichole's blog to link up to all of the team.  Lisa and Alli will also be sharing more about their new sets on their blogs and Dawn will be sharing her new sets and this months Color Couture on her blog.

Tonight is the night! You will be able to order all of the new stamp sets and projects at midnight ET tonight. And be sure to join the countdown release party over in the Papertrey forums from 10PM - midnight ET tonight. I am on vacation with my family in Florida visiting Mickey this week, so I will stop in and say "hi" if I get a chance!

Happy shopping and thank you so much for visiting my blog during this month's countdown!


all supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Distressed Butterfly Dream Card & Tag

stamps: Signature Series: Butterfly, Background Basics: Text Style, Fillable Frames #10

ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, Rustic Cream, Library Ledger

other: Aqua mist twill, Fillable Frames #10 die, small scallop border die, Tag Sale #1 die, Signature Series: Butterfly die, white button, Rustic Jute button twine, clear embossing powder, 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), sewing machine/thread (White/Coats & Clark)

Vintage Tea Cup Card

stamps: Warm Happiness Too, Mat Stack 1 Collection

ink: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream

cardstock: Rustic Cream, kraft, Aqua Mist, Library Ledger

other: Ocean Tides twill, Mat Stack 1 die, Limitless Layers die, Eyelet Lace border die, 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), sewing machine/thread (White/Coats & Clark)