Introducing Wonderful Words: Memories, 7th Inning Stretch & Boutique Borders: Father

We've got a bit of nostalgia to bring you in today's post as we think about memories, America's favorite pastime and the fathers in our lives.  The wonderful thing about today's product introductions is how versatile they are and while we think you'll be inspired by the masculine products in today's line-up, we hope to show you just how well they work on feminine projects too!


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Heather Nichols has designed the third in a series of stamp sets features one large word that can be used with a coordinating die cut. This set features the word "memories" in a classic & stylish script font.  The companion sentiments will pair up well with the die alone, the stamped word alone or the two used together. 

The Details:

  • Wonderful Words: Memories will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Wonderful Words: Memories contains a total of 8 images.  The “memories” word is just under 3 1/2” wide and is just over 7/8” tall. The “today’s moments are tomorrow’s” sentiment is just under 3 1/2” wide and just under 1/4” tall. The “captured” word is just under 1” wide and is just under 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 3-3/8" x 7/8".



7th Inning Stretch is a sporty set designed to be a home run for any baseball fan, designed by Lizzie Jones. Show off your love of the game by incorporating your favorite team's colors into scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and more! You'll love documenting memories and celebrating victories with these versatile images and sentiments. The set features gender neutral styling, so you can tailor your projects to softball and baseball players alike. The large stitched image was designed to coordinate with any 1 3/4" punch or die to create baseball embellishments that make a statement! You'll have so much fun stamping with these images, you'll be reaching for the Cracker Jacks in no time!


The Details:

  • 7th Inning Stretch will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • 7th Inning Stretch contains a total of 10 images.  The baseball bat image measures 4" long and just under 1/2" high. The cap measures 1 3/4" wide and just over 1 1/4" tall. The "All Star" sentiment measures 1 1/8" long and just under 1/2" tall. The Bryant Gumble quote measures 2 3/4" long and just under 1/2" tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (5 wired shapes).  3-7/8" x 3-1/2" (bat 3-7/8" x 1/2", ball 5/8", hat 1-3/4" x 1-1/4", helmet 1-3/4" x 1-1/2", glove 1-5/8" x 1-1/2"
  • NOTE: The 7th Inning Stretch die collection has encountered a slight delay and will not arrive in time for the release.  They will be made available for sale a few days after the release once they have arrived.



Boutique Borders: Father is the third set in a monthly series designed by Dawn McVey, featuring gorgeous frame images and classic sentiments with beautiful font combinations as well as coordinating dies.  Each month features a new frame image as well as a new sentiment theme.  Use the frames with the Boutique Borders sentiments or use them with any number of sentiments and images from your own stamp collection!  The Boutique Borders series is so versatile you’ll want to collect them all….you’re sure to find yourself reaching for these again and again! 

The Details:

  • Boutique Borders: Father will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Boutique Borders: Father contains a total of 4 images.  The frame image measures 2-1/2” x 1-3/4”.  The “Love You, Dad” sentiment measures 2-1/2” x 1/2”.  The “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment measures 2-1/4” x 1/2”.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This die measures 2-5/8" x 1-7/8".




By customer request, we're thrilled to be bringing you a collection of dies to coordinate with the previously released On the Links stamp set, designed by Lizzie Jones.  Maximize your design options by adding this cute new die set to your collection!

The Details:

  • On the Links die collection will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $6.
  • On the Links die collection contains a total of 1 die (4 wired shapes).  3-3/8" x 3" (cart 2" x 1-1/2", bag 2-7/8" x 1-1/4", tee1" x 3/8", flag 1/2" x 3/8")

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

Way To Go Slugger Card
For my first project, I was excited to pair up the previously released Sentiment Signs stamp set with 7th Inning Stretch.  I think the two complement each other perfectly!

Hat & bats
I die-cut the hat and two of the bats from Vintage Cream cardstock.  The hat was then stamped in Ocean Tides and the bats in Classic Kraft.  Don't you just LOVE the amazing detail Lizzie included in these images?  They look so realistic!

I stamped the Sentiment Signs text onto Vintage Cream cardstock as well.  I inked it with three colors from top to bottom, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain & Ocean Tides.  The edges of this cream colored block were inked with the Tea Dye Duo.

Slugger sentiment
I trimmed a strip of Ocean Tides cardstock to fit along the bottom and stamped it with this cute sentiment from 7th Inning Stretch & Sew Simple Borders using Vintage Cream ink.  I think the stitching added here helps to replicate the stitching found on the hat at the top of the card and add needed balance.

All of this was adhered to a Spring Moss card base.

Grand Slam Card
My next project is the perfect card to celebrate a boy and his birthday!  I started by creating the label at the center of the focal point.  I die-cut Rustic Cream cardstock with a Rectangular Labels die then I stamped it with the coordinating image in Pure Poppy.  I added a background to it using Fine Linen ink and Background Basics: Postmarks.  Numbers were added to form a border using Get to the Point and Pure Poppy ink.

The glove and ball were die-cut from Rustic Cream cardstock as well.  I stamped the glove in Dark Chocolate and added stitching to the ball with Pure Poppy.  I love how the ball looks here, nestled inside the glove.  And again, that realistic detail from Lizzie's illustrating skills is just amazing!

Chevron arrow
I added a background border using the chevron arrow border stamp from Teach & Inspire using Dark Chocolate ink.

I swiped the edges of the Classic Kraft card base with Vintage Cream ink to help soften it a bit.

Floral Birthday Wishes Card
You aren't going to believe what I used to create the background on this card!  The baseball stitching image from 7th Inning Stretch came into play when creating the "leafy" looking borders!

I die-cut the Boutique Borders: Father frame from Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image using Hawaiian Shores ink.  I added a sentiment from Irresistibly Ikat in VersaMark and heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I added layers underneath it with Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist cardstock strips.  I ended up deciding to adhere all of this at an angle to help break up the "boxiness" of the overall project.

I used the baseball stitching stamp with Raspberry Fizz & Simply Chartreuse inks to create these elongated oval borders.  They are actually really easy to line-up point to point.  I then filled the centers using a small flower fromTo You From Me and some small accents from Fancy Folk Art using Aqua Mist & Hawaiian Shores inks.

To finish off the project, I mounted everything onto a Raspberry Fizz card base.

Father's Day Photo Card
I have a sweet little photo card to share with you next, a little something I put together for my Dad to celebrate Father's Day in a few months.

I added the black & white photo to a block of white cardstock and stamped underneath it with half of the frame from Boutique Borders: Father using Canyon Clay ink.  I also added one of the sentiments from the set using True Black ink. 

I cut a block of adhesive cork and die-cut the bottom with the Wonderful Words: Memories die.  I then actually removed the word and used the remainder of the block and the negative image leftover.  I was really excited about how this looked and the texture it added.

To finish, I added a small clip and some washi tape from Target to the top of the card.

Wonderful Weekend Card
Here is another project using that beautiful new Wonderful Words: Memories dies.  I thought this would be the perfect little card to drop in the mail to someone that might have hosted you for the weekend, perhaps tucking a few photos inside.  I started with a strip of Melon Berry cardstock die-cut with the notched border strip from the Get a Handle On It die collection, stamped with Irresistibly Ikat in Fresh Snow.

I die-cut the Wonderful Words: Memories word from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Berry Sorbet.  "Thanks for the" was added in Charcoal Palette ink above this.

Wonderful weekend
I trimmed a strip of Berry Sorbet cardstock and added the "wonderful weekend" sentiment from Thanks All Ways in VersaMark and heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  The ampersand from Get to the Point was added in Berry Sorbet ink.

I stamped the heart from Simple Valentine in Berry Sorbet and cut it out, mounting it with foam tape to the front of my project as a a finishing touch.

Fore Your Birthday Card
For my last project, I wanted to use the previously released On the Links set along with the new dies we are releasing for it this month.  I put together a really simple, clean card that would be perfect for nearly any guy on your birthday card list.

I die-cut the golf cart from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Blueberry Sky.

I added "grass" underneath the cart using two strips from Watercolor Wonder and New Leaf ink.  The sentiment was added in Enchanted Evening.  


I added the flag using Charcoal Palette ink and Summer Sunrise as well.  Everything was mounted onto a New Leaf card base, featuring an accent strip of Summer Sunrise stripes paper.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think?  Do some of these new products fill a void in your stamping arsenal?  What are you most excited to put to use first?  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, April 12th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our April Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Dawn McVey will be highlighting Wonderful Words: Memories and 7th Inning Stretch.

Cristina Kowalczyk will be showcasing Boutique Borders: Father.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: 7th Inning Stretch (available April 15th) Sentiment Signs, Sew Simple Borders
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: 7th Inning Stretch dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 6"


  • STAMPS: 7th Inning Stretch (available April 15th) Label Basics, Get to the Point (numbers), Background Basics: Postmarks, Teach & Inspire (chevron arrow border)
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Rustic Cream, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: 7th Inning Stretch dies, Rectangular Labels dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: 7th Inning Stretch ("baseball" stitching), Boutique Borders: Father (available April 15th) Fancy Folk Art (leaf & dot accents), To You From Me (flower), Irresistibly Ikat (sentiment)
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Boutique Borders: Father die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Father (available April 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Wonderful Words: Memories die, adhesive cork, clip & washi tape (Target)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Memories (available April 15th)Thanks All Ways, Irresistibly Ikat, Get to the Point (ampersand), Simple Valentine (heart
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Fresh snow, VersaMark, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet
  • OTHER:Wonderful Words: Memories die, Get a Handle On It die collection (notched border), white Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 3-3/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: On the Links, Watercolor Wonder
  • INK: Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: On the Links dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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