monthly moments: april and more
papertrey ink april release wrap up

introducing desktop design and more

Welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink April release countdown. Today is another group post day and the whole design team is sharing projects created with the new Desktop Design set. I have one final project to share that uses my new Monthly Moments set too.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on April 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


The new Desktop Design set is SO cute and fun. I loved stamping all of the elements to create the desk scene and then the die cut for the typewriter especially is just the best with the little slot to slide the cardstock through so it looks like it's going through it.


This card is definitely on the simple side - even with stamping all of the elements on the desk. The images make the card design and that makes putting it all together so easy.

I started with the desk in Dark Chocolate and then add the elements on top of it: the typewriter in Ocean Tides & Smokey Shadow; the phone in Terracotta Tile & Smokey Shadow; the pencil cup in Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise & Smokey Shadow; and then apple in Terracotta Tile & Simply Chartreuse.IMG_9891

I stamped a portion of the handwriting lines to the top right corner and then added the sentiment in Smokey Shadow ink. I attached the stamped piece to and Aqua Mist card base that has polka dots stamped in the same color on the bottom portion.

This card could be given to just about anyone - not just a teacher. Who wouldn't love this cute little desk?


This card reminds me of a vintage flash card. I cut the Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card from Fine Linen cardstock and then added the handwriting lines in Aqua Mist ink. The mini journal card is attached to the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2.


That little typewriter is die cut from kraft cardstock and then stamped in Ocean Tides and Smokey Shadow ink. I added the paper through the slot in the typewriter die cut with the "for all you do" sentiment stamped onto it.

I could die cut and stamp a bunch of those little typewriters to use as embellishments - it is seriously the cutest! Maybe a bunch in various colors to use in my girls scrapbooks or on tags and cards for teacher gifts...


Here is a card that is ready for Spring! I used the new Button Stack II dies paired with the leaves die cut with the Just Smile dies to create this little flower garden. The stems are stitched up with my sewing machine. The "welcome spring" sentiment is from my Monthly Moments: April set.

The flowers are on the Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die and that is attached to the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die so you can see how those look together. Instead of attaching that portion to the card front, you could keep it for a journal card to slip into a pocket on your next scrapbook layout.


Stop by Nichole's blog to see more and to link up to all of design the team members to see their projects created with Desktop Design set.  Be sure to stop by the stamp designers blogs to see what they are sharing with their new sets and products: DawnLizzieMelissaLexi, and Erin.

Tomorrow is release day! I will be back to share the rest of my projects for this April release. Thank you so much for stopping by today!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Thank You Desk Card

size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

stamps: Desktop Design, Polka Dot Basics III

ink: Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow

cardstock: kraft, Aqua Mist

other: corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Typed Thank You Note Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Desktop Design, Polka Dot Basics III

ink: Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist

cardstock: kraft, white, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides

other: Desktop Designs dies, Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Welcome Spring Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Monthly Moments: April

ink: Smokey Shadow

cardstock: kraft, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Spring Moss patterned paper

other: Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1, Monthly Moments Mini Journal Card, Button Stacks II dies, Just Smile dies, Rustic Jute button twine, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)