Ink to Paper May Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

 HI and welcome to Day 1 sneak peeks at the Ink to Paper May Release Sneak Peeks. May's release is full of sunshine, shells, and all the signs of summer, although with pretty flowers and a new vase collection.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM EDT on May 15th!

First up is a look at the new Message in a Bottle Stamp Set and Dies. This is such a fun, creative idea! I combined the stamp set with the new Summer Shells Dies and the Just Sentiments: Summer Stamp Set. 

The first step is to create the background. I cut a piece of Stamper's Select White Cardstock to fit the card front. Then I blended Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, and Aqua Mist Ink to create the feel of sand and water. Then I splatter gold paint on the background. 

I die cut the bottle and stamped the details on the bottle with Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I blended Aqua Mist Ink over the embossing. I used one of the stamps in the set to create the scene in the bottle. Then I added the seashells around the bottle.

You can add a message to the bottle with the stamps and dies in the set. Such a cute idea! The sentiment at the top of the card is from the new Just Sentiments - Summer Stamp Set. 

Here is another way you can use the bottle. The Message in the Bottle Die Set included the dies to cut the flowers, leaves, and stem, making the bottle perfect for a vase. I stamped the sentiment on Vellum so that you could see the other details in the bottle. 

The sentiment at the top is from the new Inside Greetings: Summer Stamp Set. I also a few shells with the Summer Shells Die Set. 

At the bottom I added the woodgrain panels with the Woodwork Die and added jewels to the center of the flowers. 

Here is another idea for the new Summer Shells Dies. I die cut the shell from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and then blended ink on the shells and highlighted the details with a white gel pen. In the background I stenciled the sun rays and added Blueberry Ink at the bottom. 

I stamped one of the great summer sentiments from the Just Sentiments: Summer Stamp Set in Dark Indigo Ink on Classic Kraft Cardstock. 

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Inside Greetings: Summer Stamp Set in Blueberry Sky Ink. 

Thanks for taking a look! I will be back tomorrow for Day 2 of sneak peeks. Stop by the Papertrey Blog for more more inspiration with the new products.


  1. Your cards are a fantastic showcase of the new release, great use of the bottle with the florals. Those summer shells are fabulous!

  2. Love the message in a bottle as a vase as well as at the bottom of the sea. :)