Introducing Heart-2-Heart #12, Framed Out #12 and Happy For You

Fun, playful, versatile, thoughtful…..just a few words that make us think of today's product introductions!  It's a New Year!  Why not get creative and whip up a few cards to send to loved ones…..just a little something to let them know how much you care.  What we've got in store for you today, is just the ticket for 'thinking of you' in style!


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Melissa Bickford has done it again this month!  Heart-2-Heart #12 is the twelfth set in a monthly series of adorable images, sentiments and coordinating dies. 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 recipients face!

The Details:

  • Heart-2-Heart #12 will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Heart-2-Heart #12 contains a total of 8 images.  The three circles measure approximately ¾”. The stem/leaves measure approximately ¾” wide by 1-2/5” tall. ‘Keep smiling’ measures approximately 1-3/4” wide by 2/5” tall. ‘Thinking happy thoughts of you’ measures approximately 2-3/10” wide by 3/5” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies (set of 2 dies (3 wired shapes + 2 wired shapes)). They measure 1-3/4" x 1-5/8" (A), 1-1/2" x 1-7/8" (B).

This is the twelfth and final set in series of frames that coordinate with a center cut out frame die cut, designed by the talented Heather Nichols. The center cut out can also be used with a coordinating image included in the set. Use the frames by themselves or combine both as well as the sentiments to add  just the right detail to your paper crafting projects. Framed Out #12 features a instant photo style frame that will so much fun on cards and scrapbook pages too. Build your collection and build the possibilities!

The Details:

  • Framed Out #12 will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Framed Out #12 contains a total of 6 images.  The larger frame is just over 1 1/2” in width and is just over 2” tall. The smaller frame is just under 1 1/8” square. The “love life” sentiment is just over 7/8” wide and is just over 3/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  It measures 1-1/2" x 2".


Dawn McVey always has a way with words and this little set is a perfect example of it.  Happy For You is a friendly little stamp set with four over-sized, cheery sentiments that are sure to be day-brighteners!  For sending hellos and even congratulations, this set is sure to be one you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again!

The Details:

  • Happy For You will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Happy For You contains a total of 4 images.  The “I couldn’t be happier…” sentiment measures 2-1/2”x 3/4”.  The “You make my days…” sentiment measures 2-1/2”x 3/4”.  The “Hello, Lovely” sentiment measures 1-3/4” x 1/2”.

Also being released this month….

Hawaiian Shores Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

  • Hawaiian Shores Polka Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Hawaiian Shores Damask Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Hawaiian Shores Leaves Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Hawaiian Shores Gingham Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Hawaiian Shores Stripes Singles (18 sheets): $6

True Black Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

  • True Black Polka Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • True Black Bitty Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • True Black Damask Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • True Black Leaves Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • True Black Gingham Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • True Black Stripes Singles (18 sheets): $6

NOTE: Unfortunately, this month's Pattern Packs were not printed in time for all of the team packages, so you will not be seeing these used within countdown projects.  However, they are all ready for you to purchase release night if you wish.  I am certain you will see them used in lots of future projects from the team!

Love Life card
For my first project I wanted to use the stems included in the new Heart-2-Heart #12 to form a vine border across the card front.

I started by die-cutting the stems from Simply Chartreuse cardstock and stamping them with the coordinating image using Ripe Avocado ink.  I adhered them across my Classic Kraft card front using a 2-way glue pen.  I then die-cut & stamped one of the dotted flowers from Heart-2-Heart #12 on various colors of cardstock using VersaMark ink.  I incorporated a rainbow scheme using Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist & Ocean Tides.  After adhering the flowers in place, I punched an additional 1/4" circle from each cardstock and adhered them to the centers using small bits of foam tape.

I die-cut Framed Out #12 from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image using Charcoal Palette ink.  For the interior of the frame, I stamped the sentiment from the same set in True Black and added the small heart, coloring it in with a Copic marker.

Everything was mounted onto a True Black card base to help bring emphasis to the sentiment so it doesn't get lost on the project.

You Make My Heart Smile card
My next project showcases how you can flip the new Framed Out #12 horizontally for a completely different look.

I started with creating my background and a Vintage Cream card base.  I covered the bottom 3/4 of the card with adhesive and attached diamonds die-cut with the Cover Plate: Harlequin die.  I created an ombre-style color scheme using Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz & Berry Sorbet. 

I die-cut the frame from Vintage Cream cardstock using the Framed Out #12 die and stamped it with the coordinating image using Dark Chocolate ink.  For the interior of the frame, I added the sentiment from the same set using Raspberry Fizz, followed by the stitched frame in Pure Poppy and the small heart in Berry Sorbet.

I love the different looks you can get with this frame just by turning it's orientation.  You could even turn it upside down for even more possibilities.

Thought of You Today card
My next project gives the new Heart-2-Heart set a bit of a folk art look.  

I stamped the stems from Heart-2-Heart #10 in New Leaf ink, placing them on the same block and positioning them horizontally rather than the standard vertical orientation.  I added the small heart from the same set in Hibiscus Burst.  Followed by a small dot from Harvest Berries in Orange Zest.  I punched out a 7/8" circle from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and mounted it between the stems using foam tape.  I stamped the bee from Honey Bees in Summer Sunrise onto Harvest Gold cardstock and cut-out with scissors, adhering it onto the circle.

I created a sentiment strip with Aqua Mist cardstock, adding this sweet sentiment from Happy For You with Hawaiian Shores ink.  Everything was mounted to a Hawaiian Shores card base.

Make My Days Brighter card
For my last project I wanted to take a softer, pastel approach.  I started with a block of Rustic White cardstock and stamped my stems (from Heart-2-Heart #12) along the bottom edge using Simply Chartreuse ink.  Each stem was stamped twice without re-inking to create the shadow effect.  The flowers were added using Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky & Spring Rain, stamping each bloom twice without re-inking as well.  I used a small dot trio stamp from Harvest Berries in the center of each flower using Harvest Gold ink.

Another wonderful sentiment from Happy For You was used here, stamped in Charcoal Palette ink.

I opted to make some cardstock "ribbon" to accent the bottom of my card.  I cut a 3/16" strip of Harvest Gold cardstock and adhered it in place using 1/8" Scor-tape.  I then created the looped potion of the bow, cutting a separate piece to wrap around the center.  I added "ends" using additional pieces.  The paper ribbon was a perfect solution for this project because standard ribbons were much too wide and covered up too much of the floral design.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you itching to get crafty and perhaps do a little 'thinking of you' creating while you're at it?  Did a certain product or project spark a bit of your own creativity today?  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, January 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 January 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 highlighting Heart-2-Heart #12 and Happy For You.

Danielle Flanders will be showcasing Framed Out #12.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #12, Framed Out #12 (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, True Black, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Heart-2-Heart #12 dies, Framed Out #12 die, R24 Copic Marker, 1/4" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Framed Out #12 (available January 15th)
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet
  • PAPER: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream
  • OTHER: Framed Out #12 die, Cover Plate: Harlequin
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/4" x 4"


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #12, Framed Out #12, Happy For You (available January 15th) Honey Bees, Harvest Berries (dot)
  • INK: New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold
  • OTHER: 7/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #12, Happy For You (available January 15th) Harvest Berries (dots)
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Harvest Gold, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Spring Rain, Harvest Gold
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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