Introducing Square Prints, Think Big Favorites #24 and Everyday Photo Finishers

Today's product introductions are a mash-up of surprises from things you've requested to gorgeous new products that are sure to become staples in your stamping space!  A little bit of something for everyone, whether your style has a modern flair or you love things with a bit more of a vintage feel, we've surely got just the ticket to show you today.


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Square Prints is another versatile stamp set by Maile Belles that's full of potential! These patterned squares are prefect for quickly building/stamping a background or a fun focal point. Try stamping them in a fun assortment of colors. Or focus on one color, for a monochromatic look. No matter what your style, no stamp collection would be complete without this stamping staple.

The Details:

  • Square Prints will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Square Prints contains a total of 15 images.  The square images measures 3/4" x 3/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This die measures 2-1/2" x 1-5/8" (creating six 3/4" squares).


This is the twenty-fourth in a monthly series that includes mega-sized versions of some of our favorite sentiments that were included in previously released sets.  This twenty-fourth edition stems from the popular Beautiful Butterflies set by Maile Belles.  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 #24 will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Think Big Favorites #24 contains a total of 2 images.  The "Happy Anniversary" measures 3-1/4" x 3/4".  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 3-1/4" x 1-3/8".


Use the Photo Finish Strips die collection year round with these new sentiment stamps that coordinate perfectly with them.  The versatility multiplies when using the dies and stamps as wonderful card accents, even ones without photos.

The Details:

  • Everyday Photo Finishers will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Everyday Photo Finishers contains a total of 19 images.  The "Sending My Thanks" oval measures 1-3/4" x 3/4".  The "Make a Wish" and "Mr & Mrs" ovals each measure 1-3/8" x 5/8.  The "Sweet Little Baby" and "Thanks for Everything"  labels each  measure 1-3/8" x 7/8".  The "Happy Birthday" and "Happy Anniversary" labels each measure 2-3/4" x 3/4".  "Sending" measures 2-1/4" x 1/4".  "You Peace during this difficult time" measures 3-5/8" x 1/8".  




By customer request, we're happy to introduce a die collection to coordinate with the previously released Daydreamer stamp set.  Expand your Daydreamer possibilities exponentially by adding this handy new stamp set to your collection!

The Details: 

  • Daydreamer die collection will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • Daydreamer die collection contains a total of 4 dies (5 wired shapes + 4 wired shapes + 3 wired shapes + 3 wired shapes).  They measure 2" x 3-3/8" (A), 2-3/8" x 1-3/4" (B), 2" x 1-3/4" (C), 2-3/4" x 2-7/8" (D).

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

Happy Birthday Rainbow card
For my first project today I wanted to create a modern pattern with this striped square stamp by rotating it with every other impression.  Combining this with a rainbow of colors made this one layer card a real eye-catcher.

I started at the bottom of the card with Hibiscus Burst and stamped a series of squares along the bottom right.  I then worked my way up the side of the card with Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest.  I really like the "randomness" of the number of squares I did for each color worked out.  I think it eventually gave more balance to the sentiment once it was added.

Speaking of sentiments, I added the large "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Think Big Favorites #24 in True Black ink towards the bottom of the stamped card front.

Happy Birthday Diagonals card
When looking at this particular patterned square from Square Prints, I thought I would try using the lines that made up the pattern to line the squares up on the diagonal.  As an added perk, I was able to pop up the centers with a 1/2" square punch.  

As you can see, the grid for this particular patterned square makes up smaller squares in each of the four corners.  By turning the square and overlapping the corners with each impression I was able to create this pretty pattern, perfectly spaced and straight without any measuring!  The colors I used are Melon Berry, Fine Linen, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and Canyon Clay.  I stamped all the squares a second time on a scrap piece of Vintage Cream cardstock and punched out the centers with a 1/2" square punch.  I adhered them in place with small bits of foam tape.

I die-cut one of the Photo Finish Strips from Classic Kraft cardstock.  I added one of the sentiments from the new Everyday Photo Finishers set using Vintage Cream ink.  The ends of the strip were notched as a finishing touch.

The stamped Vintage Cream card front was impressed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate to create texture and then adhered to a Melon Berry card base.

Sending Thoughts of You card
There is a set of two patterned squares in Square Prints that are designed to work together, a striped corner and a single striped side.  When combined, you can create borders or overall blocks any size you wish.  

I stamped these blocks first onto my white card front using Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose and Lavender Moon.  I stamped another patterned square the has a bit of a chevron-like pattern to it onto a separate piece of white cardstock using the same colors.  I then punched a 1/2" circle from each of the squares, being careful to line up the center of the pattern within each circle.  I lined up each of the circles between the two squares of the same color and adhered them in place with foam tape.

The sentiment, from Everyday Photo Finishers, was added in the space between the squares with Charcoal Palette ink.

All of this was adhered to an Autumn Rose card base.  A simple design that could be done in SO many different color schemes that would be easy to mass produce.

Simply Amazing card
I was anxious to try watercoloring over one of the stamped squares to get a softer, less modern feel and here are my results.

I started by stamping the three squares, using the pattern within it to line them up corner to corner.  They are stamped in Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and Winter Wisteria.  I then added a set of stripes from Background Basics: Super Stripes to the left of each square, inking the stripe with all three colors to create an ombre effect.  When doing this, it is best to ink the whole stamp with the lightest color, then add the medium color with several light taps to try to fade the transition a bit, followed by the darkest color in the same manner.  

I then wet a paint brush and added some moist strokes to the stamped images, allowing the die ink to bleed a bit.  The effect wasn't quite as bold as I wanted to I picked up some ink from my ink pads with my brush and added some bolder strokes with the additional color from my brush.  I even added a few droplets and drips for a more authentic artistic look.  A sentiment in my own handwriting from the previously released Handwritten Notes set was added in True Black after the paper had dried thoroughly.  It was finished with a Winter Wisteria card base.

Thanks for Everything card
For my next project I wanted to break in those new Daydreamer dies!  I started by creating my background.  I cut a block of white cardstock for my cover and impressed it with the Cover Plate: Quatrefoil by using the same sandwich I would normally use for an impression plate.

I die-cut the flowers from Orange Zest cardstock and the stems & leaves from Simply Chartreuse.  The flowers were stamped with Terracotta Tile ink and completed with a small black rhinestone to the center.  I stamped the coordinating stems & leaves with Ripe Avocado ink.  All of these pieces were then artfully arranged to create a balanced floral cluster.  This is so easy now that we have the dies to do all of the cutting for you!


I die-cut a Photo Finish Strip from Soft Stone cardstock and stamped it with a coordinating sentiment label from Everyday Photo Finishers in Charcoal Palette ink.  

I just love how easy it is to "ground" my projects with these strips.  They add so much more than just a regular straight strip of cardstock.

Make a Wish card
For my last project, I wanted to try out scoring and folding a Photo Finish Strips to create a dimensional banner type look.  

I started by stamping my background using the Daydreamer stamp set.  With Vintage Cream cardstock, I stamped various flowers with Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores inks, with a berry cluster in Summer Sunrise.  The leaves were added with Simply Chartreuse, sometimes stamped a second time without re-inking to create a lighter shadow.

I die-cut a Photo Finish Strip from Berry Sorbet cardstock and stamped it with a coordinating sentiment label from Everyday Photo Finishers using Pure Poppy ink.  I added two little decorative accents also from the set on either side of the oval.

Folding strip

The Photo Finish Strip was scored and folded to create a dimensional banner type look.  I notched the ends to help carry through the look.  All of this was adhered to a Pure Poppy card base.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  And what did we tell you?  A little something for everyone, yes?  Did you see something that especially caught your eye?  What are you most excited about from today's post?  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 13th 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!


Maile Belles will be highlighting Square Prints and Think Big Favorites #24.

Cristina Kowalczyk has additional projects to share using Square Prints.

Erin Lincoln will be showcasing Everyday Photo Finishers.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Square Prints, Think Big Favorites #24 (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Square Prints, Everyday Photo Finishers (available January 15th)
  • INK: Melon Berry, Fine Linen, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Canyon Clay, Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Photo Finish Strips die, Linen & Canvas impression plate, 1/2" square punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Square Prints, Everyday Photo Finishers (available January 15th)
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Lavender Moon, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Autumn Rose
  • OTHER: 1/2" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4"


  • STAMPS: Square Prints (available January 15th) Handwritten Notes, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria
  • OTHER: watercolor brush & water
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Everyday Photo Finishers (available January 15th) Daydreamer
  • INK: Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Daydreamer die collection, rhinestones (KaiserCraft), Cover Plate: Quatrefoil
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Everyday Photo Finishers (available January 15th) Daydreamer
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet
  • OTHER: Photo Finish Strips die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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