Ink to Paper :: March 2020 Release :: Day One

Hello all!  It's the kickoff to one of the best times of each month--the Ink to Paper release introductions!  Woo-hoo!  March is a really good one (in my very humble opinion, since a large portion of this month's designs are by me--tee-hee :)  There is so much to see today and we're even welcoming a talented new member to the team, so you will definitely want to swing by the Ink to Paper blog and get the full scoop.

This month we're introducing Beautiful Bouquet, which is a pretty huge collection of stamps and dies that coordinate together for lots of versatility.  It's my first-ever floral set, so I'm pretty excited about it, and I hope you all like it, too!  It started out as an idea to add to the Go-To Gift Card Holder series--a flower pot (that holds the gift card) and the bouquet of flowers on top of it)--and somewhere, it just sort of took off and became much more than that.  There is still a gift card holder, which will be revealed later this week, but today we're showcasing the individual floral stamps and dies.

These flowers fit together kind of like a puzzle.  (*There's a reason they do, which will come to light in a couple of days!)  There are large and small blooms with stems and leaves and branches.  I was inspired by autumn colors, believe it or not, with my first card today, arranging the stamped die cuts on a lace and gray background.

I embossed the sentiment 'with love' in gold; it's part of the set, and fits neatly on a stitched rectangle frame from It's A Sign.

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Scarlet Jewel, Honey Nut, Pinefeather, Watermark
Paper: Weathervane,White
Dies: Beautiful Bouquet, It's a Sign: Stitched Frames
Other: gold embossing powder, lace, sequins

We're also introducing Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments stamp set and a Beautiful Bouquet Tag today, as well.  The sentiments from the larger floral set fit on the tag, which can accompany the flowerpot gift card holder.

I used the BB florals to create some custom gift wrap, stamping a pretty pattern on plain white copy paper, then wrapping up my box.  This is probably one of my most favorite things to do with floral stamps!

After tying Pure Poppy grosgrain ribbon around the boxes, I added a trio of tags, all stamped with messages (and accented with rows of tiny dots) from the BB: Sentiments Mini set.

A few tips:

1. Stamp a colorful background to create your own wrapping paper
2. Save time by designating one color per image when creating the paper pattern
3. Introduce more colors by using multiple tags

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments
Ink: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Watermark
Paper: Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, White
Dies: Beautiful Bouquet Tag
Other: Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon, twine, white embossing powder

Next up, more tags--larger ones this time, that feature the adorable large tag from the new Charming Tags die collection.  I did not design these, but I wish I had--they are fantastic!

I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamps and dies again to embellish these tags and make them bright and colorful for spring!

A few tips:

1. Pair a smaller tag with a larger tag to create layers
2. Heat emboss with white powder on colored cardstock to create an eye catching sentiment
3. Finish off with a trio of different trims for lots of texture

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet, Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Watermark
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, White
Dies: Beautiful Bouquet Tag, Beautiful Bouquet, Charming Tags
Other: white embossing powder, trims, sequins, 1/4" hole punch

Finally, I wanted to use the BB Tag and sentiment stamps on a card.  You don't have to save your tags just to use on packages!  There's a little bow stamp included in the Sentiments set and I created more patterns with it on 3 tags.  On the 4th one, I stamped 'Happy Birthday' and used the rows of dots to frame it.  Each tag is accented with a resin flower in a matching color.

Under the tag you'll find a swatch of lace with some silver thread, and a Sweet Blush color-washed notched layer over a Mint Julep card base.  The notched panel is another peek at a new set of dies coming in a couple of days!

A few tips:

1.  When stamped repeatedly, even a small image like this bow can create a big pattern
2.  Choose bright colors to naturally move the eye around the entire card
3.  Use small embellishments to cover the tag hole--sequins, buttons, twine bows, resin flowers, etc.

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiments
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, True Black
Paper: Mint Julep, White, watercolor
Dies: Beautiful Bouquet Tag, Love to Layer: Notched
Other: Sweet Blush re-inker, lace, silver thread, resin flowers

Thanks for stopping by today!  Again, head to the Ink to Paper blog for full details on today's introductions and especially to see what the other gals on the team have created!  All new products will be available on March 15 at 10pm EST in the ITP shop.  See you again tomorrow!


  1. Thanks so much, Rebecca, for the warm welcome to the team! I love your unique color combos and especially love the idea of creating your own wrapping paper! I love flowers and it's usually my first 'go to' image when I start a card, so this release was an exciting one!


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