papertrey ink - celebrating 10 years!
papertrey ink - celebrating the past, present, and future: 2009

papertrey ink - celebrating the past, present, and future: 2007


We are celebrating 10 years at Papertrey Ink and today we are looking back to the very first year: 2007. I went back to all of the sets to revisit from that year and chose the Green Thumb set to create a new project to share with you today.

I think for many stampers floral sets are a favorite. For me, if you add in a few gardening elements then it moves that set up on the list of favorites - and that is exactly what the Green Thumb set is!


One of the greatest things about revisiting older sets from the Papertrey Ink beginnings is being able to use all of the wonderful ink colors and cardstock that we have now (when I stamped back then, we didn't have all these coordinating colors and products...) The Green Thumb set has all sorts of elements so you can build all sorts of great images for your project and I stamped up a fun terra cotta pot full of flowers for the card I created today.


I looked back on some of my project that I created in the past with this set and noticed that I created coordinating stamped patterned papers to use on my projects. I wanted to do that for this project and so stamped a tone on tone floral print on Aqua Mist cardstock with Aqua Mist ink. It's actually stamped right onto the front of the Aqua Mist card base and then I attached the main stamped piece onto the right side of the card front. I added the sentiment onto a banner die cut piece in kraft cardstock and then sprinkled a few sequins around the image to finish it off.


Sweetest Flower Card

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

stamps: Green Thumb

ink: True Black, Canyon Clay, Prairie Grass, Amethyst Allure, Pale Peony, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise

cardstock: white, kraft, Aqua Mist

other: sequins

I thought it would be fun to take a look at a few of the projects that I created in the past with the Green Thumb set. (Please excuse my photo quality with these pictures. Obviously that has greatly improved with time!)


A sweet watering can with some flowers in it stamped on kraft along with a coordinating stamped patterned paper with the flower and polka dot images from the set.


Some flower clusters stamped on kraft cardstock for the focal point image and a stamped border of flowers along the bottom edge of the card front (I really like this detail and think I need to use it again on a future card creation!)


Here's a scrapbook page I made featuring my daughter Hana. I stamped up strawberry and polka dot patterned papers and used them to frame my photos and used the polka dot one along the bottom edge of the page. I love the sentiment stamped with a few strawberries that I used for the title of the page. My Hana is 13, turning 14 very soon - she was 3 almost 4 in these pictures.


And here's a card from a little later when we revisited the set for a senior design team challenge. I used a small flower punch to add a fun pattern to the boot image and even punched the flower design right from stamped boot images. I love the strip of patterned paper made form extra punches too - so fun!

Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you made with the Green Thumb stamp set, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!