Papertrey Ink :: Throwback Thursday :: How Are You Today?

Back when the How Are You Today? stamp and die collection came out, I couldn't carve out as much time as I would have liked to play with it, so Papertrey Ink's Throwback Thursday was the perfect opportunity to give it some love.  I chose a simple color scheme to accompany this set of simple images and created a card that speaks to the idea of the set design: a quick note to brighten up someone's day.

After creating cards for last week's DT Tips, I decided to push the boundaries of my comfort zone again and this time, I die cut a round frame into a 4.25" square card.  I even added a pierced border!  I wanted to use the set's flowers in some capacity, whether it be stamping or die cutting them, and in the end, die cutting won out.  The flower bloom comes in 6 different sizes for layering and I layered mine in Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus Burst, and Dark Indigo.

I die cut stems and leaves, too, stamping the outline of the leaves with WaterMark ink for subtle depth.  After choosing an arrangement I liked, I adhered my flowers and then stamped my sentiment.  In Bright Buttercup ink, I laid out the message on 2 different skinny strips of white paper.  They are 'tucked in' and arced to give them some lift.

A pink twine bow provides the only non-paper texture I have here, which is very surprising if you know me at all!

I forgot how much I love this little set.  I haven't been able to use it often, but when I do, I end up loving what I've made with it.  I hope you do, too!

Stamps: How Are You Today?
Ink:  Bright Buttercup, VersaMark WaterMark
Paper:  Dark Indigo, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup, White
Dies: How Are You Today?, Nesting Basics: Circles, Nesting Basics: Pierced Circles
Other: pink twine


  1. Hi Rebecca! I thought I had left a comment, but I wanted to stop by and say again, I LOVE YOUR DESIGN! You have a GORGEOUS style and I usually tell when a card has been designed by you. Your colors and layout is beautiful in every way! Thank you for such wonderful,inspiring work! 😊


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