Introducing Gatsby Glamour & Background Basics: Art Deco

Today, we are pulling out all the stops and putting on the ritz!  We're going GLAM with a nod to luxurious days gone by.  Gatsby is all the rage these days, for everything from party themes to home decor, fashion to paper goods and so much more!  And now, we're bringing you some of that Gatsby Glamour in true Papertrey style.  And not only that, but you'll love how versatile these products can be, when paired with other items from the Papertrey line-up!


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Everything Gatsby is a popular theme for weddings, milestone birthday celebrations and so much more.  Now you can take that glamourous retro look to your paper crafting.  The large frame makes a quick and easy accent or you can use the elegant borders in combination with the sentiments.

The Details:

  • Gatsby Glamour will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Gatsby Glamour contains a total of 12 images.  The large frame measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/8".  "Bride and Groom" measures 1-1/4" x 3/4".  "Best wishes" measures 1-1/4" x 5/8".  The scalloped border measures 2-1/4" x 1/2".  The medallion border measures 2-1/2" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies (1 single shape + 2 wired shapes).  They measure 2-5/8" x 3-3/8" (A), 2-3/4" x 1-3/8" (B).



Stamp your own gorgeous art deco-inspired backgrounds with this stunning new background building stamp set by Dawn McVey!  Use the two stamps separately or use them together for a gorgeously detailed, beautiful look!  You’ll love the classic, yet modern addition these stamps will make when used on just about any project you can dream up!

The Details:

  • Background Basics: Art Deco will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Background Basics: Art Deco contains a total of 4 images.  The long “diamonds” image measures 5” x 3/4”.  The long “rainbows” image measures 5-1/2” x 1-1/4”.  The small “rainbows” image measures 1-1/2” x 1”.  The small “diamonds” image measures 1” x 1/2”.



This is the second in a series allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments in a nice variety of fonts that you can turn to again and again.  With this edition we are focusing on "thank you".  The font choices will cover everything from modern to elegant, masculine to feminine and even cards for kids!

The Details:

  • Keep It Simple: Thank You will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: Thank You contains a total of 6 images.  All six sentiments measure about 2-1/4" wide and between 1/4" and 3/4" tall. 



This new cover plate die will not only work well with the other Gatsby themed products this month, but it is a GREAT classic that can be used in SO many ways.  Create simple monogrammed stationery, card gift sets with basic sentiments added to the center and more.

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Deco will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Deco measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".




You loved the first text block die by Lizzie Jones, released last month, and we are super excited to be releasing another one!  This design embraces friendship, and just like the other, opens the door for lots of different techniques and design opportunities.

The Details: 

  • Text Block: Friends die will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Text Block: Friends die measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".
  • This is sized to fit in your Monthly Moments pocket pages.


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

Ombre Best Wishes Card

For my first project I couldn't wait to try out an ombre look with the new Background Basics: Art Deco set.


I stamped the largest background strip four times, each in a different color (New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist).  I then added the second step stamp of the pattern in the same colors.  I'm in LOVE with how this turned out and can't wait to try it in other schemes!


For the sentiment, I die-cut squares using the Limitless Layers: 1-1/2" Square die collection with white and Tropical Teal cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Gatsby Glamour in New LEaf.


Everything was mounted onto a Tropical Teal card base.  I used a white pen to draw stitching around the perimeter of the card front.

Framed Floral Birthday Card

Now for a more delicate look, I paired the new frame from Gatsby Glamour with the previously released The Sweet Life set.


I stamped the roses in three layers.  First, Sweet Blush, second Berry Sorbet stamped off once, third Berry Sorbet.  The leaves were added in layers of Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse.


I die-cut the frame from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Ocean Tides.  I love all the detail that this frame has, especially with the die cut!  


Everything was mounted onto an Ocean Tides card base.  I think this frame would look amazing on the front of a coordinating envelope too!

Fern Birthday Card

Now, some people may think that these art deco products might possibly be only good for fancy schmancy cards, but they can work really well for masculine projects too!  


I used the ferns from In the Meadow along the bottom portion of this Vintage Cream card base in shades of Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss.


Then I simply added the frame from Gatsby Glamour in Dark Chocolate along with the happy birthday sentiment.  I love how I can just add the frame and it is *enough*, no need for embellishing or anything like that!


Such a simple one layer card, and I really think the frame can totally work for guys too, depeding on the colors you select!

Deco Border Thank You Card

My next card uses a border from Gatsby Glamour to achieve a more modern look.


I stamped the two borders in Summer Sunrise then added flowers and leaves around them using Aqua Mist and Charcoal Palette. (The floral and leaf images are from a new set, Just Smile, which we will be sharing more about later in the week!)  I added a small dot of Liquid Pearns to the center of each flower.


I cut a strip of white cardstock to fit in between the two borders and stamped it with this "thank you" sentiment from Keep It Simple: Thank You.  Everything was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.

Bride & Groom Card

How about a dreamy iridescent wedding card?  I stamped a long narrow strip of Winter Wisteria cardstock with Perfect Medium and Background Basics: Art Deco, then brushed over it with three shades of Perfect Pearls, giving it an GORGEOUS iridescent ombre look.  


I just wish you could see this in person!  The shimmer and shine with the soft color transitions is just beautiful!


I die-cut the new Cover Plate: Deco from Silver Shimmer and Cream Shimmer cardstocks, cutting the shapes in half.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Gatsby Glamour with Silver Filigree Embossing Powder.

Monogram Notecard

Here I have used the new Cover Plate: Deco again.  What I love so much about this die is that you can create really quick and simple projects using smaller focal points, without them feeling like they need something to ground them or the addition of mats.  The die does all the hard work for you!



I started with a plain white card base and die-cut the frame from Simply Chartreuse cardstock.  I adhered it in place using a two-way glue pen.


I die-cut a monogram using the Bookprint Upper dies and adhered it in place at the center of the card.  I stamped two small flourishes from Take Note on either side of the monogram using Charcoal Palette ink.  I think this looks like the type of notecard you might find at a fancy boutique!  Definitely great for creating gift sets for teachers or holiday gifts!

Red Thank You Card

I have another project using the new Background Basics: Art Deco.


I started with Melon Berry cardstock for the card front then stamped the main part of the background in Berry Sorbet.  The smaller details of the background were added with Pure Poppy.  Goodness, I just love this pattern and it is super easy to line-up too, making it perfect every impression!


I die-cut the borders from white cardstock and stamped them with their coordinating images from Gatsby Glamour using Pure Poppy ink.  I cut a block of white cardstock to fit between the borders and stamped my sentiment in Pure Poppy as well.


To finish everything up, I mounted it all to a Pure Poppy card base.

Text Block Friends Card

I have one last quick and easy card for you using the new Text Block: Friends die.  What I love about this series of dies that Lizzie created is that once you die-cut the text block, you practically have your card completed, depending on how simply or complex you want to get.  I opted for a simple look today with some bright stripes behind the die-cut for contrast.


I grabbed several shades of cardstock and cut it into random widths.  I then adhered them all in place onto a Classic Kraft card base.  You could do this with any random scraps that you have to make a bright and cherry project!


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think of the art deco style?  Are you loving the classic looks you can create with these new products?  Are you seeing a void in your stamp collection, that some of today's new items could fill?  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, March 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 March 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 featuring Background Basics: Art Deco, Gatsby Glamour and Cover Plate: Deco.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.



  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour, Background Basics: Art Deco (available March 15th)
  • INK: New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers: 1-1/2" Square dies, white pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour (available March 15th) The Sweet Life
  • INK: Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Gatsby Glamout dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour (available March 15th) In the Meadow
  • INK: TDark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour, Keep It Simple: Thank You, Just Smile (available March 15th)
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour, Background Basics: Art Deco (available March 15th)
  • INK: Perfect Medium, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Silver Shimmer, Cream Shimmer
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Deco die, Perfect Pearls (Forever Violet, Blush, Perfect Pearl), Silver Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 8"


  • STAMPS: Take Note
  • INK: Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Deco die, Bookprint Upper die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gatsby Glamour, Background Basics: Art Deco (available March 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melon Berry, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Gatsby Glamout dies, pearls (KasierCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Text Block: Friends die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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