Introducing Heart Squared, Cupid’s Arrow, Wonderful Words: Love, Boutique Borders: Valentine

Cupid is at it again and you're sure to fall in love with today's new product introductions!  And the best part is that lots of these new goodies can be used year round, to add flair to your love-themed cards, tags and more!


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Heather Nichols has done it again with a sweet new mini set!  This heart patterned frame is perfect for square tag and frame making. It will fit perfectly into a 2 1/4” square, or use the coordinating die cut to create a frame. Use the coordinating sentiments in the set to send a love one that perfect heartfelt greeting.

The Details:

  • Heart Squared will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Heart Squared contains a total of 4 images.  The frame image is 2 3/8” square. The “I heart you” sentiment is just under 1” wide and is 7/8” tall. The “you are my heart” sentiment is just under 1 1/4” wide and is 7/8” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This die measures 2-1/8" x 2-1/8".



Cupid's Arrow is a new valentine set by Lexi Daly, featuring a Cupid theme built around a bow and several arrows. The set includes a handful of fun bow and arrow inspired sentiments, as well as a few hearts and a heart target. Cupid strikes again – prepare to be love struck!

The Details:

  • Cupid's Arrow will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Cupid's Arrow contains a total of 13 images.  The "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment measures about 1-3/4 inches wide and about 1/4 inch tall. The "Love Struck" sentiment is about 1 inch wide and 1/3 inch tall. The bow is slightly smaller than 1 inch wide and 3-1/3 inches tall. And a single arrow is about 2-3/4 inches wide and 1/4 inch tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies (single shape + 2 wired shapes + 3 wired shapes).  1-1/2" x 1-1/4" (A), 3-1/2" x 2" (B), 3" x 1-3/8" (C)




Heather Nichols has worked her magic with this latest addition to the Wonderful Words collection!  This is the eleventh in series of stamp sets features one large word that can be used with a coordinating die cut. This set features the word "love" made up with a classic font with a heart replacing the “o” in the word. The companion sentiments will pair up well with the die alone, the stamped word alone or the two used together. 

The Details:

  • Wonderful Words: Love will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Wonderful Words: Love contains a total of 11 images.  The “love” word image is just under 2 1/2” wide and just under 1” tall. The “will keep us together” sentiment is just under 2 1/2” wide and is just under 1/4” tall. The “always” sentiment is just over 3/4” wide and is just under 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 2-1/2" x 1-7/8". 


Dawn McVey has found the perfect balance between beauty and function with this new set.  Boutique Borders: Valentine is the eleventh 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: Valentine will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Boutique Borders: Valentine contains a total of 5 images.  The frame image measures 2-1/2” x 1-3/4”.  The “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment measures 3” x 1/4”.  The “Be mine, Valentine” sentiment measures 2-15/16” x 1/2”.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This die measures 3" x 1-1/2".



We're thrilled to bring you a follow up to the Notched Star Banner dies we release several months ago.  This hearts banner comes with a beautiful scalloped layer to go underneath.  And the wonderful thing is, the two Notched Banner sets are interchangeable!

The Details: 

  • Notched Hearts Banner die collection will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • Notched Hearts Banner die collection contains a total of 2 dies.  2-1/8" x 5" (A), 1-3/4" x 4-3/4" (B)


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

Bless Your Hearts Card

One of the things I love about Heather Nichols' sets is the simple versatility, which is what Papertrey Ink is all about.  I loved making this card using her new Heart Sqaured set.


I die-cut the frame from a block of white cardstock and set the pieces aside.  On the white card base I watercolor and allowed it to dry.  I then heatembossed the heart frame image with clear embossing powder.


The top layer was adhered over the watercoloring using foam tape for dimension.  The center block was stamped with the coordinating sentiment.  I used one of the tiny heart images from Cupid's Arrow to add an accent in Pure Poppy.  I thought the heart needed a little shine, so I added some glossy accents to it.

It Must Be Love Card

I combined the previously released Watercolor Wonder with the new Cupid's Arrow set from Lexi Daly.  Her clean graphics make it easy to pair up her images with a variety of other things.  The watercolor stripes were added in random directions using Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and Simply Chartreuse.


I then added the bow and arrow images from Cupid's Arrow in true Black, followed by sentiments from Wonderful Words: Love.


Everything was adhered to a Raspberry Fizz card base.  Super easy and all one layer so it is inexpensive to mail!

Chalkboard Love Card

I wanted to go with a bit of a chalkboard look for my next project.  It all started with a block of Smokey Shadow cardstock.


I stamped this GORGEOUS nested heart image from Cupid's Arrow with VersaMark a few times in a scattered pattern and heat embossed them in Rouge Zing! powder.  I then added more and heat embossed them in Grapefruit.  Followed by a few more in Black Filigree powder.


For the sentiments, I used Wonderful Words: Love.  I heat embossed the companion sentiment in White Filigree Powder first.  The I stamped it again in Fresh Snow and smudged it a bit with my fingertip.  The large "Love" was added above that along with one of the trendy arrows from Cupid's Arrow.


I used my fingertip to add a bit more Fresh Snow ink around the edges of the card cover to give it more of  a chalkboard look.  It was then mounted onto a white card base.

Rainbow Love Card

Next up is one of my favorites from today, super simple and easy to recreate.  

Love closeup

I started by watercoloring a block of white cardstock in a rainbow of ink refills.  I allowed it to dry and die-cut the Wonderful Words: Love die from it and set it aside.  I cut a block of Soft Stone cardstock for my card cover and die-cut the word from it as well.  The companion sentiment was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder, just above the die-cut opening.  I adhered the Soft Stone cardstock to my card cover, being sure to adhere all of the delicate areas around the opening.  I then nested the word into place.


I punched two small notches on either side of the white card base to use to house my white crochet thread.  I wrapped it around three times and finished it with a bow.


I think this would be a fabulous layout to use for nearly all of the Wonderful Words sets!

Be Mine Valentine Card

Next up is a few more of my favorite things!  The new Boutique Borders: Valentine collection along with the Notched Heart Banner dies.  I love that these new Notched Banner dies are interchangeable with the previously released star version.  Makes for lots of fun mixing and matching between the plain mat and new scalloped mat!


I die-cut the Boutique Borders: Valentine frame from white cardstock and then added the coordianting image in Simply Chartreuse.  The sentiment tucked in nicely using Hawaiian Shores ink.


I die-cut the scalloped layer of the Notched Heart Banner die collectionfrom Hawaiian Shores striped paper.  The top layer was cut from white cardstock and adhered in place.  I just love the detail that all of the die-cut hearts add to this project.  A lot of pop for hardly any effort!


Everything was mounted onto an Aqua Mist card base.

Love Struck Card

I have another project for you mixing the new Heart Squared and Cupid's Arrow sets!  


The frame was just begging for a bit of an ombre treatment, so I die-cut it and heat embossed it using white filigree embossing powder.  I watercolored over the top of the embossing using Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Burst ink refills.  


In the center of the frame I added the nested hearts image from Cupid's Arrow in Summer Sunrise, followed by a solid heart in the center using Hibiscus Burst.  The sweet "love struck" sentiment was the final addition in Charcoal Palette ink.  The arrow (from Cupid's arrow as well) was die-cut and added on top of the frame.  I think this could be adapted to amke some realy cute Valentine tags as well!

With All My Heart Card

Sometimes it's fun to do something in an untraditional color scheme for a "love" themed card.  I thought I would put together Smokey Shadow, Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores & Aqua Mist for this particular card.  I stamped across the card front with the nested hearts image from Cupid's Arrow in True Black to begin.


I did something a bit different with the frame this go around.  I notched the four corners of the die-cut with a circle punch to give it a slightly unique shape.  I inked the frame stamp with a mix of Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening, allowing the two colors to fade into one another.  The frame was then coated with a thick layer of glossy accents and allowed to dry. The sentiment, from the previously released With All My Heart set, was heat embossed with White Filigree Embnossing Powder.


I accented the frame with some white crochet thread around the edge, finished with a bow.  Everything is adhered to a white card base.

Arrow Note Card

I have one more quick and easy note card to share with you today.  I wanted to showcase how the trendy arrows in Cupid's Arrow can be used for more than just love themed projects.


I stamped the arrows in a row  using Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise and Melon Berry inks.  A small pearl was added to each one for dimension.  The sentiment, from Fillable Frames #12, was the perfect touch between the arrows, stamped in Charcoal Palette ink.  These would be easy to mass produce and give as a gift set!


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Love is definitely in the air!  What are you loving 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, December 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 December Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Heather Nichols will be highlighting Wonderful Words: Love, Heart Squares and Notched Hearts Banner Die.

Dawn McVey will be showcasing Boutique Borders: Valentine and Cupid's Arrow.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.



  • STAMPS: Heart Squared (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, ink refills (Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Heart Squared die, glossy accents (Ranger), watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Cupid's Arrow, Wonderful Words: Love (available December 15th) Watercolor Wonder
  • INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Aqau Mist, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Cupid's Arrow, Wonderful Words: Love (available December 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER:  Zing! embossing powder (rouge, grapefruit), Filigree Embossing Powder (black, white)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Love (available December 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Wonderful Words: Love die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, 1/4" circle punch (EK Success), white crochet thread (DMC), watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Valentine (available December 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Boutique Borders: Valentine die, Notched Hearts Banner dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Heart Squared, Cupid's Arrow (available December 15th)
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Charcoal Palette, ink refills (Summer Sunrise & Hibiscus Burst)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Heart Squared die, Cupid's Arrow dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Heart Squared, Cupid's Arrow (available December 15th) With All My Heart
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Heart Squared die, glossy accents (Ranger), white crochet thread (DMC), White Filigree Embossing Powder, 5/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Cupid's Arrow (available December 15th) Fillable Frames #12
  • INK: Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: pearls (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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