Introducing Love Potion and Think Big Favorites #23

Love is brewing this month, at Papertrey Ink and we can't wait to show you what we've cooked up!  We're bringing a little romance to your craft room and hope to inspire you to pull out all the stops with your Valentine crafting this year!


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Embrace your inner nerd with this scientific love set designed by none other than Lizzie Jones! Perfect for geeky Valentines and quirky love notes, the images in this set are versatile enough to create projects for your chemist cutie any time of year. The trio of beakers can be combined with several corresponding formulaic fillers, both solid or detailed with love bubbles. Use with the coordinating dies for endless possibilities!

The Details:

  • Love Potion will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Love Potion contains a total of 17 images.  This set comes on a single 4" x 6" sheet. The "great chemistry" sentiment measures 2" long by just under 1/4" tall. The "Our bond" sentiment measures 1 1/4" long by 3/8" tall. The large, bulb-shaped beaker measures 1 1/4" wide by about 2 1/8" tall. The coordinating fillers measure 1 1/8" wide by just over 1/2" tall. The chemical bond image measures 1 1/8" by just over 1/2" tall.
  • A coordinating die (3 wired shapes) will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  The die measures 2-1/4" x 2-7/8" (large rounded beaker 1-1/4" x 2", small square 3/4" x 1", triangular 1" x 1-5/8").

This is the twenty-third in a monthly series that includes mega-sized versions of some of our favorite sentiments that were included in previously released sets.  This twenty-third edition stems from the popular 2010 Love Tags set.  The extra-large format will provide you with all new capabilities and design options.  And for only $5, how can you go wrong?

The Details:

  • Think Big Favorites #23 will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Think Big Favorites #23 contains a total of 6 images.  This set comes on a single 3×4 acetate sheet.  The script "love" measures 3" x 1-3/8".  The large single solid heart measures 5/8" x 5/8".  The dotted circle "Love" sentiment measures 3-1/4" x 3/4".  The smallest solid heart measures 1/4" x 1/4".  "Be mine" measures 1-1/4" x 3/8".


The XoXo Border die is an adorable border, perfect for all of your "love" themed projects!  Add cute little x's and o's to cards, Valentine gift tags and more and with just a $5 price tag, you can't beat this darling addition to your crafty stash!

The Details: 

  • XoXo Border Die will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • XoXo Border Die measures 7-1/2" x 5/8"



By popular request, we're thrilled to bring you this collection of dies to coordinate with the previously released Tremendous Treats: Valentine set.  These dies will open up all kinds of new design options, not to mention making mass producing a bit faster and easier!

The Details: 

  • Tremendous Treats: Valentine die collection will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Tremendous Treats: Valentine die collection contains a total of 2 dies (6 wired shapes + 6 wired shapes).  4-1/2" x 3-1/2" (A), 4-1/4" x 4-3/4" (B)  individual shapes average between 1-1/4" and 1-3/4"

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

Together Forever Card
I thought I would start off with a project that is pretty in pink!  The large script "love" sentiment found in the new Think Big Favorites set is large enough to take center stage as I am showcasing here.

I stamped the word onto white cardstock first using Raspberry Fizz ink.  I then stamped it a second time with a Glue Pad to adhere the pink glitter.  I repeated the process on a heart die cut with the new Limitless Layers 2-1/4" Heart die from Hibiscus Burst cardstock.  I carefully adhered the text on the heart with the word below when I adhered it in place with some foam tape.

I added this sentiment to the corner from Love & Marriage using True Black ink.  

On the Raspberry Fizz card base, I added diagonal stripes using Raspberry Fizz ink and the Background Basics: Super Stripes stamp set.

Love Card
Here is another simple project, this time with a softer color scheme.  I started with the famous couple text block from Love & Marriage, stamped twice using Melon Berry ink onto Vintage Cream cardstock.

I then stamped the love circles sentiment from the new Think Big set onto Classic Kraft cardstock using Vintage Cream ink.  I punched out the individual letter using a 7/8" circle punch.  I added as small hand-cut heart from Melon Berry Stripes paper.

This card could easily be adapted for an wedding, and anniversary or even anniversary congratulations!

Love Forever Card
It's always fun to use unexpected color schemes for traditional holidays such as Valentine's Day and that is just what I have done with my next project.  It all started with my floral background which I created with Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush and Spring Rain.  I used stamps from Daydreamer & Turning a New Leaf to create the pattern.  When I completed the stamping, I impressed the card front with the Picnic Plaid impression plate.

I used the large script "love" from Think Big #23 again, this time stamped in Spring Rain, with the solid heart for the center of the heart-shaped "o" added in with Sweet Blush ink.  I also added the word "Forever" from Love & Marriage.

The XoXo Border was die-cut from Pure Poppy cardstock and then I added red glitter to it for some added sparkle.  The border was adhered across the bottom of my card.

Everything was mounted onto a Sweet Blush card base.

You + Me Card
I now have some "chemistry" cards to share with you!  

For this one, I heat embossed the sentiment in White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then stamped several of the beakers across the Classic Kraft block using VersaMark ink.  I also added a small heart to each one for a bit more interest and to reinforce the theme.

I heat embossed the sentiment tiles onto Simply Chartreuse & Ocean Tides cardstocks as well and carefully trimmed them out.  I mounted them in place with a bit of foam tape.

The Classic Kraft focal point was edged with a bit of Fresh Snow ink to help soften the edges.

Our Bond Card
This next card is one of my favorites for today.  I stamped the small chemical build diagram repeatedly across the length of the border strip using a rainbow of colors.  

I then added tiny rhinestones in coordinating colors at various points along the border for dimension and interest.  The sentiment was added with True Black ink.

The border was adhered to a Pure Poppy card base with foam tape.

Great Chemistry Card
For this card I decided to go with one of my favorite color schemes, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise & Orange Zest.

I started by stamping the beaker outlines in True Black ink, followed by their coordinating liquids.  I just love the patterns that Lizzie incorporated into the liquids, so much detail and whimsy!  

I used the chemical build diagram on either side of the beakers in Soft Stone ink.  The sentiment was added to a small strip of Soft Stone cardstock using True Black ink.

Everything was affixed to a Smokey Shadow card base.

Great catch valentine
For my last project today, I pulled out the valentine favorite, Tremendous Treats: Valentine.  Now that there are coordinating dies to go with these adorable images, it is so easy to mass produce your favorite designs.

I created my own bag topper her by cutting a 4-1/4" block of cardstock and cutting on edge with the Edgers #4 die.  I stamped the Pure Poppy bag topper with Background Basics: Super Stripes using VersaMark ink.

For the focal point, I stamped Tag-its #10 with Hawaiian Shores onto white cardstock that was die-cut with Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die.  I die-cut the fish from Summer Sunrise cardstock and stamped him with the coordinating image from Tremendous Treats: Valentine.  I stamped the fish with the heart bubbles a second time onto the tag and filled in the heart centers with red glitter.  The die-cut fish was added on top with foam tape.  I added the sentiment from Tiny Treats: Valentine.  The "ribbon" accents at the bottom were added with Summer Sunrise cardstock die-cut with the new Countdown Details die.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  With Christmas just around the corner, it may be hard to think about Valentine's Day, but perhaps this is the perfect time to ask Santa for a few new Papertrey items for Christmas!  *wink*  Are there any new items from today's introductions that you can already tell you're going to need?  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, December 11th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our December 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 be sharing more with Love Potion and Think Big Favorites #23.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.


  • STAMPS: Think Big Favorites #23 (available December 15th) Love & Marriage, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Glue Pad
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers 2-1/4" Heart die, pink glitter (Doodlebug)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Think Big Favorites #23 (available December 15th) Love & Marriage
  • INK: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, Melon Berry Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: 7/8" Circle Punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Think Big Favorites #23 (available December 15th) Turning a New Leaf, Daydreamer, Love & Marriage
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Spring Rain
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: XoXo Border die, Picnic Plaid impression plate, red glitter (Martha Stewart)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Love Potion (available December 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Love Potion (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Love Potion (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Tremendous Treats: Valentine, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Tag-its #10, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Tremendous Treats: Valentine die, Edgers #4 die, Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die, Countdown Details dies, 2-way Glue Pen, red glitter (Martha Stewart), medium white glassine bag + goldfish crackers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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