Ink to Paper :: February 2021 Release :: Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the Ink to Paper/Papertrey Ink new release introductions!  There's more good stuff in store for you today--including a collection that I designed that I hope you'll find exciting and fun!  We've also got a gorgeous bloom that you're sure to adore!  This will be a long post, so settle in!

Up first is the lovely Lush Bloom set, and it's paired with Inside Greetings: Bloom.  It's all about florals for this entire release, so there is sure to be something you love!!  Lush Bloom is just as described--a single, large, and very lush bloom.  I LOVE it!

I paired it with the Ornate cover plate die in the background, and a Skinny Stitched frame.  'Just because' is included with the LB set, and I chose to put the Inside Greeting on the outside this time.

Stamps: Lush Bloom, Inside Greetings: Bloom
Ink: Honey Nut, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, True Black
Paper: Saffron Spice, Stamper's Select White
Other: confetti sequins

Now, we're looking at the Pop-Up Envelope and Pop-Up Florals stamp and die collection, which were designed by me.  The idea for these, if you can't tell by the name, is create an envelope that opens up to reveal a burst of flowers.  The envelope is easy to put together, and comes with dies to cut tabs you can fold and adhere under your flowers--or other images--to make them spring up when the envelope flaps are unfolded.  I have a few projects to share and I'll offer some hints throughout the post that might help you.

For my first project, I cut the envelope from Honey Nut patterned paper and created a cluster of florals, choosing a softly colored palette.

My sentiment comes from another set we're introducing today--Just Sentiments: Bloom.  Because I used patterned paper for the envelope, I cut a card stock base enclosure and covered it with the same dotted paper as the inside of the envelope.  It makes a sturdier base for the florals.

Don't forget to decorate the outside of the envelope--a few extra florals, some twine, and lace make a pretty package.

A few tips:
1. Patterned paper makes a great envelope and background for these soft-colored blooms
2. You may find it easier to adhere the floral cluster all together, and then attach the pop-up tabs to the group instead of attaching them to each singular die cut

3. For the same soft appearance the florals have, lightly brush ink onto a white card stock tag

Stamps: Pop-Up Florals, Just Sentiments: Bloom
Ink: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Autumn Rose, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Honey Nut, Canyon Clay, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: Honey Nut, Honey Nut, Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Honey Nut Bitty Big Patterned Paper
Dies: Pop-Up Envelope, Pop-Up Florals, Beautiful Bouquet Tag
Other: twine, lace, blending brush

I wanted something a little different for my next project, so I fashioned a gift card enclosure by using the half-circle notch die.  It took a wee bit of measuring and marking, but worked just as I'd hoped it would!

This insert has fewer florals, so I used the pop-up tabs on the individual flowers instead of grouping them together.

I love the look of the white embossing outlines of the flowers for this project!  It repeats throughout the entire design, including the tag on the outside.  Again, the sentiment is from JS: Bloom.

A few tips:
1. Emboss the envelope pieces before the envelope has been assembled
2. Two smaller poppy blooms fitted on the back of a small tag give the appearance of a full bloom

3. Use the half-circle die in the Pop-Up Envelope set to create notches for a gift card enclosure

Stamps: Pop-Up Florals, Just Sentiments: Bloom
Ink: Watermark
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, Autumn Rose, Enchanted Evening
Dies: Pop-Up Envelope, Pop-Up Florals, Tag Creations: Modern Gift 
Other: white embossing powder, white satin ribbon

Finally, I made a card for my final project with this collection, and even though it's covered in florals, the only thing popping up here is the banner with my sentiment on it!

The envelope is tied closed with grosgrain ribbon, and I created a simple tag using a JS: Bloom sentiment and a cute little floral from yesterday's Tiny Blooms set.

A few tips:
1. Create a card that is 5 3/8" W x 4 1/8" H to fit inside the envelope
2. The pop-up tabs can be used to make anything 'pop up'--like the sentiment banner on the card

3. With bright-colored florals, this card POPS in more ways than one!

Stamps: Pop-Up Florals, Just Sentiments: Bloom, Tiny Blooms, Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery
Ink: Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Paper: Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Dies: Pop-Up Envelope, Pop-Up Florals, Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery, Tag Creations: Modern Gift 
Other: Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon, twine

I just wanted to add that there are a couple different means for closing the envelopes, unless you go with an envelope glue instead.  You can die cut a hole in the top flap and string ribbon through it (there is also a reinforcement so your paper doesn't tear) (as in the 2nd and 3rd projects)...

...Or use the half-circle slit die to cut a notch in the bottom flap, then fold the top flap into it (seen on the first project).  You still may need to secure with ribbon or washi tape if your contents are thick, as they may be with the pop-up tabs.

Whew!  That's it for today--thanks for sticking with me through it all!  Don't forget, these products will be available on the 20th at 10pm in the Ink to Paper shop.  As always, the blog today is full of lots of inspiration, so head there next if you haven't stopped by yet.  Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. I love the pop up card and envelope! The Lush Bloom set is beautiful!


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