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Papertrey Ink Type Strips – Stamps and Dies

So many crafty goodies this holiday – I am so excited!

Today, I finally got a chance to play with Papertrey Ink’s Type Strips mini alphabet stamps and die. I absolutely love it! I’m forever running out of letters in the right color and this set changes everything.

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The process is very straightforward – stamp, then die cut. My new MISTI tool made things even easier. I have always been obsessed with getting even coverage. With MISTI and a few magnets, the solid stamp image comes out perfect each time. I haven’t had a lot of time to craft recently but I will definitely write up a review of the MISTI with some of my initial impressions soon.

This Papertrey Ink set will definitely be a workhorse for me, especially with project life. How awesome is it that I’ll now have an endless supply of vowels and all the other letters that always seem to disappear first on my sticker sheets! Love mini alphas!

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Papertrey Ink – Tinsel and Tags Ornament Giftboxes

I’ve had so much fun putting these lovely ornaments together with such an eminently customizable kit. We are huge dog lovers in my family and instead of the deer, I used some cute puffy puppy stickers.

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I struggled to find the perfect gift box and ended up resizing a cut file I found years ago in the silhouette online store . I sprayed the white lids with red and misted it slightly with some gold Heidi Swapp mist. I love how they turned out!

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Papertrey Ink Tags and Tinsel – Christmas Card Prototype

I definitely plan on making customized ornaments but thought I’d start out by playing with the metal dies from the Papertrey Ink Make It Market Tags and Tinsel Kit. I LOVE how it turned out. The Merry Christmas stamp, light blue background, silver trees, and bow all came from the kit. I used an old snow emboss folder to create the background on Neenah Solar White paper. IMG_0040Look at that detail. So awesome!IMG_0042I realized that with my last three online scrapbook orders, I went from having no metal dies to almost 40! The tiny little ones in the set definitely added to my burgeoning collection. As a huge Silhouette Cameo lover new to metal dies, I find that there’s something very professional and polished about the edges of metal dies that my dear Cameo cannot replicate. Of course, there are also a million things the metal dies can’t do. Overall, I find that I like metal dies best for really delicate lettering on thinner materials and basically use the Cameo for everything else.

Papertrey Ink – Tinsel and Tags

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I don’t remember how I stumbled upon the Papertrey Ink website last week, but as soon as I read this post, I knew that I had to order the kit. Back in 2011, I created a 12″ diameter ornament with the same dimensional background idea — basically everything was the same except the size and the reindeer! The idea that I could do so on a small scale was so exciting.

This was my first time ordering from Papertrey Ink and it was a smooth and great experience. I ordered on Wednesday Oct. 1, the item shipped on Friday Oct. 3, and received my packaged today on 5 Oct. Everything was packaged beautifully. I have to watch the video on how to adhere the plastic dome to the background paper but I’ve already used the three background layers and I can tell it’s going to be so much fun creating special ornaments for all my special people on a cozy fall afternoon. I’m definitely going to use the metal dies on my Christmas cards too!

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