Guest Blogger: Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink

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Hello and happy Friday! My name is Nichole Heady, and I am one of the co-owners of Papertrey Ink. We specialize in clear stamps along with our own line of exclusive paper crafting embellishments and accessories, all of which are created specifically for stampers, by a stamper. 

We release new product each month on the 15th, with a special countdown on my blog, featuring sneak peeks, beginning on the 10th. I was just thrilled to be asked to participate here as a guest blogger to debut a brand new product that will not be available until September 15! How’s that for exciting? Let’s get started! 

sweet tooth smile layout

Sweet Tooth Smile by Nichole Heady. Supplies Cardstock, ink, ribbon and vintage buttons: Papertrey Ink; Die-cut machine: Cuttlebug, ProvoCraft; Dies: Spellbinders; Border punch: EK Success; Letter stickers: American Crafts (foam) and Making Memories (mini); Rub-ons: American Crafts; Embossing powder: Stewart Superior; Pen:  Uni-ball Signo, Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 

The project I prepared for you today uses one of the ever-popular vintage label shaped journaling blocks. Our new stamp set, Vintage Labels (available on September 15 for purchase), allows you to create four different sizes in any color you desire.  All you need is a little cardstock and some ink. Let me show you how!

stamping outline

Step 1: Stamp the label outline with one of the largest images from the stamp set onto Melon Berry cardstock using our Berry Sorbet ink.  The stamp set includes a total of eight label images in a variety of sizes so there is something for nearly any project!

taping die down

 Step 2: To make it quick and easy to cut our Vintage Label images out, they were designed to coordinate with Spellbinders Labels One die collection. Center the die directly over your stamped image, using a bit of tape to hold the die in place along the outside perimeter.  

finished die cut

These dies are compatible with almost any die-cutting machine. Once you have run the die and stamped image through the machine, you’ll be left with this--a perfect match.

cutting mask

Step 3: Stamp the same label image onto computer paper and use a craft knife to cut out the center to create a journaling mask. (You can easily create a mask like this for each image in the set and save them in the stamp case for future use.)

stamping journaling lines

Step 4: Place the mask over your die-cut label. Use our stamp set Journaling Lines right on top of the cardstock and mask. 

finished journaling block

After removing the mask, you’ll be left with this. (I decided to only stamp the lines on ¾ of my label to allow room at the bottom for some embellishing.)

 stamping letter sticker

Step 5: To customize alphabet stickers, try stamping a pattern on them. Here I’ve used our Polka Dot Basics II stamp set along with Ripe Avocado ink to add some character to these American Crafts Thickers. 

smile closeup

With just a little ink and some basic background building stamp sets such as this, you can really customize nearly anything in your stash.

stitched leaves

Step 6: For added detail, hand-cut leaves and stamp with Text Style using Ripe Avocado ink. Finish by stitching down the center.

I hope you enjoyed some of the things I shared with you today, including the showcase of our new stamp set, Vintage Labels.  Since this versatile set isn’t available for purchase until September 15, I thought I would give you all the opportunity to win it along with a few other complimentary goodies!  Here’s what’s up for grabs:

This prize package has a retail value of nearly $90, so it’s totally worth sharing a comment with us today!  Just drop a line below and let us know what you think of the ability to customize your own journaling blocks with this new product line.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you here today and look forward to hearing what all of you think of this exciting *yet to be released* product!  And don’t forget, even if you don’t win, this stamp set, along with all of its complimentary accessories, will be available on our website beginning September 15.

Nichole

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946 Responses to Guest Blogger: Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink

  1. vivian says:

    LOVE your idea to use these labels as journalling spots! And speaking of spots… they look darling on the thickers!
    Thanks, Vivian

  2. love this page!

  3. love this page!

  4. Cassi says:

    wonderful versatility for projects great for layouts and cards. i love all the PTI sets featured here.

  5. Cassi says:

    wonderful versatility for projects great for layouts and cards. i love all the PTI sets featured here.

  6. Congrats on being the guest blogger!! I absolutely LOVE your page! Stamping on the thickers is an awesome idea. ;)

  7. Congrats on being the guest blogger!! I absolutely LOVE your page! Stamping on the thickers is an awesome idea. ;)

  8. Josiane says:

    I have already fallen in love with Vintage Labels and Polka Dots 2 Basics sets, but the layout has sealed the deal for me! I love the idea of the journaling block and stamping on the Thickers.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  9. Cathy P. says:

    That looks like a great stamp set. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the set looks like. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

  10. Cathy P. says:

    That looks like a great stamp set. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the set looks like. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

  11. guillauma says:

    love these vintage label !
    thanks for the chance

  12. Isabel says:

    This page is amazing, i’m going to scraplift it… but I need these labels !!!

  13. Isabel says:

    This page is amazing, i’m going to scraplift it… but I need these labels !!!

  14. alexandra says:

    I love the idea of staming on thickers
    i’m gonna try this technique

  15. alexandra says:

    I love the idea of staming on thickers
    i’m gonna try this technique

  16. isadona says:

    love the stamping on chipboard alpha and love the dots

  17. Jan Kelley says:

    Can’t wait for the releases. Loved your tutorial.

  18. Debbie says:

    I love the versatility and how they work with the spellbinders dies!

  19. Tonya Peters says:

    Love PTI and Nichole. The idea for the jounaling block it great. Then you can customize your own blocks based on your color/themes of your pages!

  20. Tonya Peters says:

    Love PTI and Nichole. The idea for the jounaling block it great. Then you can customize your own blocks based on your color/themes of your pages!

  21. Cindy Vernon says:

    Fabulous idea. I love the versatility of this new set!

  22. Cyndi says:

    I love how you “hand made” all the details using some fab tools…the new stamps, the spellbinders, great papers, sewing, inking the alphas! Fabulous!

  23. Cyndi says:

    I love how you “hand made” all the details using some fab tools…the new stamps, the spellbinders, great papers, sewing, inking the alphas! Fabulous!

  24. Amanda says:

    I love the versatility of this set and also that it coordinates with Nesties! Your layout is fabulous!

  25. Amanda says:

    I love the versatility of this set and also that it coordinates with Nesties! Your layout is fabulous!

  26. Ashley B says:

    I love the Polka Dot Basics II stamp set. I love Papertrey Ink. They have some of the neatest stuff!

  27. Laura Bruynell says:

    Love all your ideas!

  28. Laura Bruynell says:

    Love all your ideas!

  29. Renee says:

    WoW! I’m not sure what I like better that cool label with the matching die cut or how awesome those thickers turned out. Both of them are wonderful!

  30. These ideas are just gorgeous!

  31. Karen Wegner says:

    I love, love, love Nichole’s new Vintage Labels set. How cool is it that she designed it to use with Labels 1. Please do more sets like this!

  32. Karen Wegner says:

    I love, love, love Nichole’s new Vintage Labels set. How cool is it that she designed it to use with Labels 1. Please do more sets like this!

  33. Georgia M says:

    Loved these ideas. Can’t wait for the vintage label.

  34. Jacqueline N says:

    Beautiful layout, love the tutorial also. Good luck to all!

  35. Jacqueline N says:

    Beautiful layout, love the tutorial also. Good luck to all!

  36. Brenda says:

    WOW!!!! What great products. And the tutorials gave me so many ideas. Can’t wait to find some time to scrapbook.

  37. Brenda says:

    WOW!!!! What great products. And the tutorials gave me so many ideas. Can’t wait to find some time to scrapbook.

  38. Sandy Kay says:

    Is the contest still open? I wanted to order the vintage labels but they are OUT! I love how it’s used in this post – so versatile!

  39. Sandy Kay says:

    Is the contest still open? I wanted to order the vintage labels but they are OUT! I love how it’s used in this post – so versatile!

  40. Ruth Allmart says:

    Totally love this idea. Can’t wait to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing with us Nichole :) I love this layout. I love how you stamped on the letters too.

  41. Sammie says:

    I love that these stamps coordinate with the nestabilities! So many options for customizing them too!

  42. Sammie says:

    I love that these stamps coordinate with the nestabilities! So many options for customizing them too!

  43. Ramona P says:

    Love those stamping products. They really do dress up the stickers.

  44. Marcy says:

    Loved the how-to’s! I can hardly wait to try some homemade journaling blocks of my own! Thanks for the great ideas-and for the giveaway!

  45. Marcy says:

    Loved the how-to’s! I can hardly wait to try some homemade journaling blocks of my own! Thanks for the great ideas-and for the giveaway!

  46. Piali says:

    Love the polka dot letters…What a cool idea to make our own journaling spots…We can make it any size required…Thanks for sharing the idea. Great project.

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