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


We are celebrating 10 years at Papertrey Ink and today we are looking back to the year of 2009. I went back to all of the sets to revisit from that year and chose the Simple Valentine stamp set to create a new project to share with you today. I was designing stamp sets by this time and this set is one of my designs. 


Think the thing that I love about the Simple Valentine set is how it has so many great basics for creating Valentines and sending your love. The set is timeless in that way and I loved creating with it once again.


One thing I noticed about the projects that I created when the set first came out is how I was very into layering the elements of the set to build images and patterns for my projects. I did that here on this new card to create the custom stamped background paper. I stamped the hearts in Pure Poppy, added a Fresh Snow polka dot border heart in each one, and then layered a Scarlet Jewel heart in the center of the hearts. Fresh Snow ink has always been a favorite ink of mine and I love how it brightens a pattern that is stamped onto a colored cardstock. 


I added the sentiment onto a die cut heart and created some accent embellishments with a border images in the set. The heart patterned banner was stamped in Scarlet Jewel ink onto Pure Poppy cardstock and then die cut out. The "hugs & kisses" sentiment border is embossed in white onto True Black cardstock. Creating custom embellishments for projects is one of the very best things that I love about stamping.


Love You Card

stamps: Simple Valentine

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: white, kraft, True Black, Pure Poppy

other: Heart Prints dies, Tag Sale: Quilted (banner), white embossing powder

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


Some sweet valentine heart flower cards. I was doing stitching on felt before it was cool ;)


Some fun valentine tags for my girls. I also designed the patterned paper that coordinated with the Simple Valentine set.

Simple valentine3

This was a sort of mini scrapbook card that I made for Chad. Each page has an envelope to open on it...


And inside the envelope was a picture for him. This one is of my Tacy. You might remember this project because that was the time I offered the free library card download. You can still get that free download on that post. That library card came around again as a stamp design: Library Card and then made another appearance to coordinate with the Monthly Moments collection: Monthly Moments: Library Card.


Here's a sweet little trio of valentines.


A card perfect for sending your love to your valentine.


Valentines that I made for my girls to give to classmates in elementary school.


Here's some valentines that I made for my girls where I used the circle sentiment borders from the Simple Valentine set around the mini images inside the valentine.


A fun valentine packaging idea - I love that stamped tissue paper inside the see through bag.


And finally, some more valentine tags.

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 Simple Valentine 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!