Introducing Polka Dot Parade #4 and everything baby!

There's just nothing like a new baby……whether it's yours or someone elses and we're celebrating those tiny miracles today, with a plethora of new baby products to share with you!  These products will allow you to create one darling baby card or gift after another and you'll love the way so many of these new items work together seamlessly!  


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Melissa Bickford has designed Polka Dot Parade #4.  This is the fourth set in a monthly series of fun polka dot images, sentiments and coordinating dies. Each set features adorable designs 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 polka dot fanatics stamp collection!

The Details:

  • Polka Dot Parade #4 will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Polka Dot Parade #4 contains a total of 15 images.  The bear measures approximately 1-1/4” wide by 1-2/5” tall. The stroller all assembled measures approximately 1-3/10” wide by 1-2/5” tall. The bow measures approximately 3/10” wide by 3/10” tall. ‘BABY’ measures approximately 1-3/4” wide by 2/5” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (4 wired shapes).  2-3/4" x 1-3/4"




This is the fourth in series of stamp sets features one large word that can be used with a coordinating die cut, designed by none other then Heather Nichols. This set features the word "baby" in a polka dot 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: Baby will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Wonderful Words: Baby contains a total of 14 images.  The “baby” word is just under 2 1/2” wide and is 1 3/4” tall. The “congratulations on your new” sentiment is just under 2 1/2” wide and is just under 1/4” tall. The “welcome” sentiment is just over 1” wide and is just under 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  2-1/2" x 1-3/4"





Dawn McVey has definitely done it again! Boutique Borders: Baby is the fourth set in a monthly series of 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: Baby will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Boutique Borders: Baby contains a total of 6 images.  The frame image measures 3” x 1”.  The “Beautiful new Baby” sentiment measures 2-3/8” x 3/8”.  The “new little bundle” sentiment measures 2-3/4” x 1/8”.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  3-1/8" x 1-1/8"






After much customer request, we're happy to be bringing you a coordinating set of dies to be used with the previously released, and very popular Baby Button Bits set!  All kinds of new design options will be at your disposal with these fun new dies!

The Details: 

  • Baby Button Bits die collection will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • Baby Button Bits die collection contains a total of 2 dies.  (5 wired shapes + 4 wired shapes) 4" x 3-3/4" (A), 3" x 3-1/8" (B)



Plum Pudding Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

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


Lavender Moon Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

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

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

Baby Shower Invitation
For my first project, I thought I would create a baby shower invitation that has a unique twist.

Peas closeup
My focal point on the cover was created with Mini Blooms and Baby Button Bits.  I stamped the various elements from Mini Blooms directly onto my white card front using New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst and Aqua Mist inks.  I then die-cut the Baby Button Bits pea pod and added the coordinating image in New Leaf.  The Aqua Mist buttons were stitched in place to represent the peas.

Card front down
I die-cut the Wonderful Words: Baby word from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Hibiscus Burst.  It was adhered directly to the white card front and this allowed me to add the smaller companion sentiments from Wonderful Words: Baby in True Black around it.  Three of the edges of my card front feature some "stitching" added with Aqua Mist ink and Sew Simple Borders stamp set.

Tag peek
As you can see here, the green tab at the side can be pulled out to reveal all of the invitation details.

Pocket side
I adhered Hibiscus Burst cardstock to the back of the white card front on three sides using 1/8" Scor-tape, creating a pocket.  The Hibiscus Burst layer is cut slightly larger than the white layer and trimmed with scalloped scissors after everything is assembled.  I used a 3/4" circle punch to notch the white cover.

Tag pulled out
The tag inside was created with a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock stamped with Background Basics: Super Stripes.  I added the By Invitation main block image to white cardstock using Aqua Mist ink.  A similar arrangement of flowers & leaves from Mini Blooms was also added to two of the corners.  "You're invited to:" was added at the top with True Black.  I die-cut a Mini Tab from New Leaf cardstock and added it to the top of the tag.

I love how this turned out and can definitely see using this scheme to create a whole party ensemble, right down to cute favors!

Baby Bear Card
My next project uses the ADORABLE little teddy bear image from the new Polka Dot Parade #4 set. 

Focal closeup
I started by die-cutting the bear from white cardstock and stamping him with his coordinating image using Melon Berry ink.  A Limitless Layers 2.25" Circle die was used with Harvest Gold Stripes paper to create a background for the bear to sit on.

I die-cut Bountiful Banners from white cardstock and stamped the coordinating image with Harvest Gold ink.  I then was able to add the sentiment (from Wonderful Words: Baby) in Classic Kraft ink to the banner by curving it slightly on the block to match the curve of the banner.   I adhered either end of the banner with a bit of foam tape, allowing the middle to curve upwards slightly.

The polka-dotted "baby" from Polka Dot Parade #4 was added underneath the banner using Fresh Snow ink.  Small Melon Berry buttons were added to either end to help add visual weight and balance.

Baby Buggy Card
I decided to use a bit of an untraditional baby color scheme for this clean & simple card.

I stamped the baby buggy (from Polka Dot Parade #4) directly onto my white card front using Pure Poppy and True Black ink.

I die-cut the Boutique Borders: Baby block from Simple Chartreuse cardstock and heat embossed it with the coordinating image using White Filigree Embossing Powder.  The beautiful sentiment (also from Boutique Borders: Baby) was added with True Black ink.  

The sentiment block was added just underneath the buggy with foam tape.  Super simple design that you could easily swap out in a variety of colors, depending on the recipient and the gender of the baby.

Sweet Baby Card
For my last project I just had to pull out one of my favorite images of all time, the sweet little cupcake from Baby Button Bits.  With the new coordinating dies, there are so many awesome design options now.

I started by creating my own background paper, beginning with Soft Stone cardstock.  I added Background Basics: Super stripes using Charcoal Palette ink and Fresh Snow  ink.  This created a gingham plaid background of sorts.

Cupcake closeup
I die-cut the cupcake from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Charcoal Palette.  I then added just a few touches of color using Copic Markers.  I glittered the "frosting" layer of the cupcake with Prisma Glitter and a 2-way Glue Pen.  I also stitched a Lavender Moon button in place to represent the "cherry" on top.

I die-cut a Photo Finish Strip from Classic Kraft cardstock.  The pretty sentiment was added from Everyday Photo Finishers stamp set using Fresh Snow ink.  The bottom half of the card cover was accented with Lavender Moon polka dot paper.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are there any new babies soon to make their arrival in your life?  Are you already making a list of baby projects you need to whip up?  Were any of today's products something you just can't wait to get your hands on?  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, May 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 May 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 featuring Polka Dot Basics #4 and Wonderful Words: Baby.

Ashley Cannon Newell will be showcasing Boutique Borders: Baby and the Baby Button Bits die collection.

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: Wonderful Words: Baby (available May 15th) Baby Button Bits, By Invitation, Mini Blooms, Sew Simple Borders, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Wonderful Words: Baby die, Baby Button Bits die, Mini Tab die, Aqua Mist buttons, white crochet thread (DMC), scalloped scissors (Fiskars), 3/4" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Baby, Polka Dot Parade #4 (available May 15th) Bountiful Banners
  • INK: Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Polka Dot Parade #4 die, Bountiful Banners die, Limitless Layers 2.25" Circle die, Melon Berry Buttons, white crochet thread (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Baby, Polka Dot Parade #4 (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Boutique Borders: Baby die, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Baby Button Bits, Everyday Photo Finishers, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Classic Kraft, Lavender Moon Pattern Pack (polka dots)
  • OTHER: Baby Button Bits die, Photo Finish Strips die, Lavender Moon button, Prisma Glitter, Copic Markers, white crochet thread (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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