Victorian charm, fabulous colors, gorgeous homes oozing with style, rooms with the perfect blend of textures and patterns…..these are the things we're dreaming of as we bring you today's featured products!  These Victorian-inspired florals have a touch of whimsy and yet even a hint of a modern flare….they're loaded with style and the perfect new addition to our crafty arsenal! 


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Ruby Rose dies


Dawn McVey has brought her love for floral images alive with her newest set, Ruby Rose.  It is a gorgeous new floral set with both a touch of whimsy and a bit of Victorian charm!  Inspired by vintage wallpaper, these flowers can be mixed and matched to create gorgeous focal points, backgrounds and so much more.  Pair the flowers with these stylish sentiments and you’ve got a match made in Heaven!  

The Details: 

  • Ruby Rose will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Ruby Rose contains a total of 14 images.  The largest flower image measures 2 1/8” x 2”.  The pair of leaves image measures 1” x 1”.  The birthday sentiment measures 2 1/8” x 1 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 9 dies.  2-1/4" x 2-1/8" (A1), 1-1/4" x 1-1/8" (A2), 7/8" x 3/4" (A3), 1" (B1), 5/8" (B2), 1-1/8" (C1), 3/4" (C2), 1" x 1-1/8" (D), 1" x 1-/8" (E)


By customer request, we are proud to offer an entire alphabet & number set based on the large focal point words found in the original set, Stitched Sentiments.  Now you can personalize and customize any project that you wish with this signature style!

The Details: 

  • Stitched Alphabet will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Stitched Alphabet contains a total of 48 images.Each individual letter averages between 3/8" to 1/2" wide and 1/2" tall. 

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

Baby Card
For my first project I couldn't wait to pair up the new Stitched Alphabet with Dawn's gorgeous flowers.  I stamped the background on Vintage Cream cardstock using various images from Ruby Rose using one of my favorite color combos… Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise & Harvest Gold.

I die-cut the In Stitches die from Vintage Cream cardstock as well.  The embroidery hoop portion was stamped with the coordinating images from Stitched Sentiments using Classic Kraft & Charcoal Palette.  For the inner circle I added the word baby using Stitched Alphabet utilizing the same colors that were used in the background.  I love how the separate letters in the new alphabet set allow me to incorporate multiple colors like this.

After stamping the background, I impressed it with the Aida Impression Plate.  This helps tie in the theme with the embroidery hoop and stitched letters.

Everything was mounted onto a Aqua Mist card base.

This is the Life Card
For my next project I wanted to do lots of layering with the Ruby Rose dies & images.

I die-cut the Fabulous Frames from Classic Kraft cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Fresh Snow.  I die-cut several flowers from white cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images using Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose & Sweet Blush inks.

I added the banner accent from Fabulous frames underneath the frame in Autumn Rose.  The sentiment was added in Dark Chocolate.

It was finished off with a Sweet Blush card base.

Happy Birthday to You Card
You know a stamp set is designed flawlessly down to the last detail when you can create a black & white background that stands out from the crowd.

I stamped several of the elements from Ruby Rose onto white cardstock using True Black ink.

Red embroidery floss was used to form a border.  Five strands were strung across, with the ends tucked around to the back on either side of the card front.


And I can't fail to mention the gorgeous sentiments included in Ruby Rose.  They add a wonderful finishing detail to your projects!

Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.


CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Have you fallen head-over-heels in love with Ruby Rose like we have?  Are you chomping at the bit to add this gorgeous new floral set to your collection?  Was there a particular project that stood out to you 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, May 15th 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!


CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Ruby Rose, Stitched Alphabet (available May 15th) Stitched Sentiments, Bitty Baby Blessings
  • INK: Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: In Stitches die, Aida Impression Plate
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Ruby Rose (available May 15th) Fabulous Frames
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose,Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Ruby Rose dies, Fabulous Frames die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Ruby Rose (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, True Black
  • OTHER: embroidery floss (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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