Introducing Counting My Blessings, Sunflower Bouquet & Heart-2-Heart #7

Being grateful at heart is a precious thing and today's product introductions help to remind us of how truly blessed we are and how much we have to be grateful for.  With beautiful images and meaningful sentiments, we hope you'll be feeling grateful and inspired all at the same time.


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A mini set designed to complement the new Counting My Blessings die collection.  These partial sentiments will help turn the single die-cut words into sentiments appropriate for cards, layouts, tags and more.

Several of the sentiment options will allow you to "fill-in the blank", perfect for providing a journaling starter for a scrapbook layout or allowing you to personalize a card even further.

Here is a list of some of the combinations you can create with this stamp set paired with the Counting My Blessings die collection (the die cut words are represented in uppercase, stamp set in lowercase).

  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL 
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to have you in my life
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to call you my friend
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL for all you do
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL today because…
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for…
  • Feeling so incredibly GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for you
  • I am GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to have you in my life
  • I am GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to call you my friend
  • I am GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for all you do
  • I am GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL today because…
  • I am GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for you
  • So very GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to have you in my life
  • So very GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to call you my friend
  • So very GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL for all you do
  • So very GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL today because…
  • So very GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for…
  • So very GRATEFUL/THANKFUL for you
  • GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to have you in my life
  • GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL to call you my friend
  • I am GRATEFUL/BLESSED/THANKFUL beyond measure

The Details:

  • Counting My Blessings will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Counting My Blessings contains a total of 11 images.  "Feeling so incredibly" measures 2-1/4" x 3/8".  "I am" measures 5/8" x 1/4".  "beyond measure" measures 2-3/8" x 3/8".  "today because…" measures 2-3/8" x 3/8".  
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies. The dies measure 4" x 1-3/8"(A), 3-3/4" x 1-1/4"(B), 4-3/8" x 1-3/8"(C).




The sunflower image from the previously released Autumn Abundance has been a long-time favorite with all of our customers and over the years there have been numerous requests to make that image available in a larger scale.  We are happy to make this wish come true with this new release, which includes a "grounding" oval as well as a few super-sized sentiments.  At over double the original size, there will be all kinds of new design opportunities for this image.

The Details:

  • Sunflower Bouquet will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Sunflower Bouquet contains a total of 7 images.  The sunflower bouquet measures 3" x 3".  the grounding oval measures 2-1/4" x 3/4".  "Autumn Blessings" measures 2-1/8" x 3/4".
  • The original sunflower image in Autumn Abundance measured about 2" tall, whereas this new enlarged version measures about 3-1/4" tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  The die measures 3-1/4" x 3-3/8".




Melissa Bickford has done it again with a wonderful addition to her Heart-2-Heart series.  Each set features a clean and simple design and a fun font combination that you will love mixing and matching. The coordinating die will make stamping a breeze and give you a perfect image every time you use it. A super fun series that will be a welcome addition to any stamp collection and put a smile on any recipient's face!

The Details:

  • Heart-2-Heart #7 will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Heart-2-Heart #7 contains a total of 10 images.  The large flower measures approximately 9/10” wide by 9/10” tall. The small flower measures approximately 3/4” wide by 3/4” tall. The tallest flower stem measures 1-3/4” tall.  The striped leaves measure approximately 1-1/4” wide by 3/5” tall. ‘I miss you’ measures approximately 2-1/4” wide x 1/2” tall. ‘and I’m thinking of you …always’ measures approximately 1-9/10” wide by 1/2” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  The die measure 2-1/8" x 2-1/8" total (1-1/8" large flower, 7/8" small flower).



After many customer requests, we are pleased to bring you the Autumn Abundance die collection, to coordinate with the previously released Autumn Abundance stamp set.  Multiply the possibilities and breathe new life into this popular stamp set by adding the new die collection to your stamping arsenal!

The Details: 

  • Autumn Abundance die collection will be available for purchase on August 15th.
  • It will retail for $6.
  • Autumn Abundance die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  The dies measure 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"(A), 1-3/4" x 1-7/8"(B), 1-3/4" x 2"(C).

 Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

You're the Best Card
For my first projects I was excited about digging out my Copics to use with the new larger Sunflower Bouquet .  There is SO much detail in this image and it is difficult to capture the depth and dimension when coloring the smaller version.

I die-cut the bouquet shape and stamped it with the coordinating image with Black Noir Palette ink.  I then colored the image with Copic markers (list of colors used provided in supply list at bottom of post).  I stamped the new grounding oval in VersaMark directly onto the Kraft card base to help anchor the bouquet to the card.

The sentiment, also from Sunflower Bouquet, was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder onto a strip of Scarlet Jewel cardstock.  I also added a line of metallic gold at the top and bottom using a gold paint pen.

For a finishing touch I swiped a bit of Fresh Snow ink around the edges of the card.

Blessed Card
My next project pairs up the new Counting My Blessings stamp set & dies with Heart-2-Heart #7.  I die-cut "blessed" from Melon Berry cardstock and stamped it with one of the small blocks from Background Basics: Herringbone in Berry Sorbet ink.

I die-cut the various Heart-2-Heart #7 shapes from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images from the set.  I used Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest & Berry Sorbet.  I love how the leaves are die-cut in duos like this.  It makes it SO easy to design with them.

All of this was adhered to a Summer Sunrise card base with a Vintage Cream card front.

Thank You Card
I decided I wanted to also watercolor the new Sunflower Bouquet.

I used ink refills to to the watercoloring (Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, Smokey Shadow).  After it was dry I ruffled the edges of the paper a bit with my fingernail.

It was adhered to a Blueberry Sky card base.  I followed up by stamping the Thank You sentiment from Think Big Favorites #19 in True Black and then adding a frame around the sunflowers using a silver paint pen.

Thanks for Dinner Card
My next project revisits the previously released Autumn Abundance, especially now that we are introducing dies for it.  I created my background by stamping with Turning a New Leaf onto Canyon Clay cardstock with bleach.  After that was dry, I then followed up and used a small stitched leaf from Stitches & Swirls to add Scarlet Jewel to some of the larger bleached leaves.

I die-cut the Autumn Abundance shape and stamped it with the coordinating image.  I colored it in using Copic markers, adding a bit of shimmer to the acorns using a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  I added the tag image from Tag-its #7 behind the bouquet, stamped in Scarlet Jewel.

For the sentiment I used the new Thanks All Ways set (more about this later in the week) with Scarlet Jewel & True Black inks on a strip of Scarlet Jewel cardstock.  I added small dots of gold to the centers of each letter to help add visual interest.

Everything was adhered to a Scarlet Jewel card base.

Grateful card
For my last project today, I decided to pair up the new Counting My Blessings stamp set & dies with the previously released The Sweet Life set.  I stamped the rose layers in the background using Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria Plum Pudding.  The leaves were done in Simply Chartreuse & Ripe Avocado.  I added small black dots to the center of each flower to help set off the darkness of the sentiment.

I die-cut "grateful" from Smokey Shadow cardstock and adhered it with foam tape.  The secondary portion of the sentiment was stamped directly onto the card using True Black ink.


I added ticket style corners to the card front using a 5/8" circle punch.  This was adhered to a Winter Wisteria card base.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  I can't wait for you to get these products into your hands and see the magic that you will create with them.  Is there a particular new product that you're especially excited about from today's preview?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, Saturday, August 11 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our August Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Betsy Veldman will have more Counting My Blessings and Heart-2-Heart #7 inspiration to share with you today.

Ashley Cannon Newell will be sharing more with Sunflower Bouquet.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.


  • STAMPS: Sunflower Bouquet (available August 15th) 
  • INK: Noir Black Palette, VersaMark, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewell
  • OTHER: Sunflower Bouquet die, Gold Paint Pen (Marvy), Copic Markers (R89, YR15, YG95, YG97, E57, R29, E19, YR18, Colorless Blender), Gold Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Counting My Blessings, Heart-2-Heart #7, Background Basics: Herringbone (available August 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Counting My Blessings die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Sunflower Bouquet, Think Big Favorites #19 (available August 15th) Autumn Abundance
  • INK: Noir Black Palette + reinkers for watercoloring (Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, Smokey Shadow)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky
  • OTHER: silver paint pen (Marvy)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Thanks All Ways (available August 15th) Autumn Abundance, Turning a New Leaf, Stitches & Swirls (small single leaf), Tag-its #7
  • INK: Noir Black Palette, Scarlet Jewel, bleach
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Scarlet Jewel
  • OTHER: Autumn Abundance, gold paint pen (Marvy), Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen, Copic Markers (E19, E99, YR18, Y26, R89,E57, E08, E59, YR12)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: SCounting My Blessings (available August 15th) The Sweet Life
  • INK: Noir Black Palette, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Winter Wisteria
  • OTHER: Counting My Blessings die, 5/8" circle punch (corners)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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