Introducing Delightful Doilies, Background Basics: Newsprint & Hello Friend

Here we are! The final day of our 4th Anniversary festivities has arrived!  But that doesn't diminish the amount of excitement around these parts!  I still have some amazing things to share with you today!

Dawn's headshot
Dawn McVey has been a busy bee while preparing for this months release!  With three stamp sets and four die collections, you just aren't going to be able to resist her creative contributions!

First up is Delightful Doilies, a beautifully executed doily building stamp set.  You will love being able to customize your projects with any color and style doily you wish!

The details.

  • Delightful Doilies will be available for purchase on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Delightful Doilies contains a total of 14 stamps (3 large outer ring quadrants, 3 medium rings and 8 small centers).
  • A set of three coordinating dies for this set (1 for each size ring) will be available for purchase separately for $18.
  • The largest doily die (A) measures 4" in diameter, medium (C) 2-1/2" in diameter, small (B) 1-1/4" in diameter.

For the occasions where you just want a detailed, cut doily to layer on your project, Dawn also designed Doily Details.  This set of three intricate die shapes is perfectly sized to enable lots of layering.  They coordinate well with 1-3/4" circular images in the center as well.

The details.

  • The Doily Details die collection will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • The Doily Details die collection contains three dies, all measuring 2-1/2" in diameter.
  • Coordinating Punch-out Tools for these three dies will be available for sale separately.  The individual Punch-out Tools will retail for $6 each.

Metal shim
If you are planning on purchasing the Doily Details dies, or if you have ever had trouble with one small portion of your die not cutting completely through the paper, we have a new addition that's perfect for you.  I must say, it has completely changes things for me and given me better, crisper cuts every time.  This Metal Shim just needs to be inserted in your sandwich on the BACK flat side of your die (you don't ever want the cutting blades pressing into the metal shim).  

The details.

  • The metal shim will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • The metal shim measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and it is made from solid steel.
  • Please note, this item has sharp edges and should never be handled by children.

Also from Dawn this month is an amazing, new background building set!  Newsprint is all the rage right now in paper crafting and now Dawn has given us all the tools to create our very own!

The details.

  • Background Basics: Newsprint will be available for sale of February 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Background Basics: Newsprint contains a total of 3 stamps (1 headline strip, 1 text strip and 1 ad strip).

If all of this wasn't enough, Dawn actually has one more stamp set and coordinating die releasing this month!  Hello, Friend contains extra large word-collage flower images that are so fun & funky!  They integrate so well with many of her other offerings this month!  You're gonna love 'em!

The details.

  • Hello, Friend will be available for sale on February 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Hello, Friend contains a total of 10 stamps (3 flowers & 7 sentiments).
  • There is a coordinating Friendly Flower die available for sale separately for $5.  It measures 2" in diameter.

Let me show you a few of my creations using these fabulous goodies!

Beautiful Day Card
I used a little bit of everything for my first project today!

Doily closeup
I die-cut a piece of Ocean Tides cardstock with the largest Delightful Doily die.  I then stamped the doily layers onto it using Fresh Snow ink.  I cut the doily in half and applied the halves to either side of the card.

For the sentiment block, I die-cut Fillable Frames #6 die from white cardstock and stamped it with the new coordinating frame from Fillable Frames Additions 1 using Ocean Tides ink.  The sentiment (from Hello, Friend) was added in Smokey Shadow.  Background Basics: Newsprint was used on the front of the Spring Moss card base using VersaMark ink.

Hey There Card
This is a very simple single-layer card that I am just smitten with.

Focal closeup
I stamped one of the flowers from HEllo, Friend in Berry Sorbet onto my Vintage Cream cardstock.  I then stamped a few leaves from Turning a New Leaf in Spring Moss.  The final addition was the Summer Sunrise flowers, which are actually pieces from Delightful Doilies!  

A small rhinestone was placed in the center of each flower and I also added some random stitching along the bottom to act as a subtle border.

Life Card
How about something a bit more "earthy"?

Focal closeup
I die-cut Melon Berry cardstock with Mat Stack 4 die and stamped it with the new herringbone frame from Mat Stack 4 Collection using Terracotta Tile ink.  I then followed up with a few of the small botanical images from Life using VersaMark ink.  Lastly, I added the sentiment using True Black.

Lace edge
I used the Edgers #2 die on the bottom edge of the card.  I love the delicacy of the final look.

I stamped Backgrpound Basics: Newsprint on the card base using VersaMark ink.  A bit of gingham ribbon and a few buttons were added around the focal point for balance.

Celebrate Card
This simple Celebrate card would be perfect for anyone on your mailing list that loves pink!

Focal closeup
I die-cut Kraft cardstock with the Friendly Flower die and stamped it with a flower from Hello, Friend using Fresh Snow ink.  That flower was layered on top of one of the Doily Details dies shapes.  

The Sweet Blush background was stamped with Background BAsics: Newsprint using VersaMark ink.  All of this was adhered to a Fine Linen card base.

You're Too Kind Card
I have one last card for you today and this one has a little video to go along with it.

The rest of the team is focusing on all of Dawn's new doily products today!  You will love how they integrated all of this lacey goodness into their projects!  And just to give you a heads up, you will want to be extra attentive while visiting everyones posts.  There is a little treasure hunt with an amazing incentive that you will want to read more about at the end of this post!

CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.

CLICK HERE to read more from Danielle Flanders.

CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.


CLICK HERE to read more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols

CLICK HERE to read more from Jessica Witty.

CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson

CLICK HERE to read more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.

CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.

Aren't all of their projects just drop-dead gorgeous?  So much inspiration al in one place!  Now, about that contest I mentioned earlier…

Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to visit each design team member’s blog above and locate the main photo of their doily project, which will be watermarked with the official Doily Hunt logo.  Search each of the ten photos (one per team member) for a small doily that looks like this:

DO NOT count doilies that are part of the project or stamped (solid or in color) or ANYTHING other than this particular doily.  Only the white outline doily images will be included in the final count.  Be forewarned that some photos may not have any doilies hidden within them and others may feature as many as three!  Use the downloadable checklist below to keep track of your progress.

Download Doily Hunt Checklist

Once completed, calculate your final grand total and add your official entry to the comment section of this post!  Your comment should include your *final* answer as to how many TOTAL doilies you found hidden between the ten photos.  Most doilies are pretty easy to find, but there are a few that could be a bit tricky, so look carefully!

So, what's in it for you, you're wondering?  A fabulous anniversary size prize package of course!

One lucky winner will win this amazing Doily Prize Package with over a $160 value!

  • Delightful Doilies stamp set
  • Delightful Doilies die collection
  • Doily Details die collection
  • set of three Doily Details Punch-out Tools
  • Edgers #2 die collection
  • Edgers #2 Punch-out Tool
  • Parisian Lace Doily die
  • Parisian Lace Punch-out Tool
  • Background Basics: Newsprint stamp set
  • Hello, Friend stamp set
  • Friendly Flower die


  • This contest ends at 11:30pm EST, tonight, Monday, February 14th.  
  • One winner will be randomly selected from the CORRECT answers submitted in the comments section.
  • Only one entry per person please.  The winner will be announced by midnight tonight on our February 2011 Release Winners page.

Be sure to stop by Melissa Bickford's blog to see what she has created today with Flower Fusion #1!


  • STAMPS: Delightful Doilies, Hello Friend, BB: Newsprint, Fillable Frames Additions 1 (available February 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss
  • OTHER: Delightful Doilies dies, Fillable Frames #6 die, Ocean Tides buttons
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Delightful Doilies, Hello Friend (available February 15th), Turning a New Leaf
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Kraft
  • OTHER: rhinestones (KaiserCraft), sewing machine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: BB: Newsprint, Mat Stack 4 Collection (available February 15th), Life
  • INK: Terracotta Tile, True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Terracotta Tile, Melon Berry
  • OTHER: Edgers #2 dies, Mat Stack 4 die, True Black buttons, True Black Gingham ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Hello Friend, BB: Newsprint (available February 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, Fine Linen, Kraft
  • OTHER: Doily Details die, Friendly Flower die, sewing machine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Delightful Doilies, Think Big Sentiments #1 (available February 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Filigree White Embossing Powder, Scor-buddy
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


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