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Welcome to day 2 of the Papertrey Ink May release countdown! Today I have some project to share that feature the new Colorful Words set and one of the projects also features my new Keep Swimming set.

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


The Colorful Words set features a font that has open areas perfect for adding a little color into. I did that here to the word "celebrate" with my Clean Color markers. I stamped the coordinating script sentiment underneath. Each large word in the Colorful Words set has a coordinating script sentiment.


I added ballons to the top of the word "celebrate" with a die cut balloon that I trimmed from the Best Birthday die in several different colors. Now this card is ready for a party!


For this card, I created a background by stamping the "hello" down the one side of the white cardstock in Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, and Spring Moss inks.


I stamped another "hello" onto a notched banner die (from the Notched Star Banner die collection) cut from kraft cardstock in a waterproof black ink along with the companion " friend" word. I added some white into the letters with a white watercolor crayon and wet brush. A few white sequins were the finishing touch around the main sentiment on the kraft cardstock banner.


And finally, a peek at my new Keep Swimming set! I used the solid whale from the Keep Swimming set and carefully inked the different areas with Hawaiian Shores and Enchanted Evening inks to achieve the multi color effect. I added the whale to a background that I did on some watercolor paper with Aqua Mist ink and some stamped Hawaiian Shores bubbles.


The "thanks" is from the Colorful Words set - painted with some Aqua Mist ink - and then I added the "a ton" to the sentiment by selectively inking the "thanks a ton" sentiment from the Keep Swimming set. That created the perfect sentiment for this card. A few clear sequins were the perfect bubbly finish.


You can see more new products being debuted today for the May release over at Nichole's blog. From there you can link up to other members of the design team who have new things to share with you today too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back very soon with more to share! 


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Celebrate Card

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

stamps: Colorful Words

ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: kraft, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, watercolor (Hobby Lobby)

other: Best Birthday die, Clean Color markers (Zig)

Hello Friend Card

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

stamps: Colorful Words

ink: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: white, kraft, Hawaiian Shores

other: Notched Star Banner die, white watercolor crayon (Stampin' Up!), white sequins (unknown)

Thanks a Ton Card

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

stamps: Colorful Words, Keep Swimming

ink: Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Jet Black Archival

cardstock: white, Hawaiian Shores, watercolor (Hobby Lobby)

other: Keep Swimming die, clear sequins