Introducing NEW! Monthly Moments, A Few Pointers, Journal Accessories, Just Smile and Birthday Classics

We've got a slew of new products and projects to share with you today!!  Spring is in the air and whether you've got scrapbooking to do, or spring birthday cards to make, we've got you covered with this fun collection of stylish new products!

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New-products

Monthly-Moments-March-dies

Monthly Moments: March is the second in a series of stamp sets and other coordinating products by Heather Nichols, that are designed to use with scrapbook projects so you can create, preserve, and share your memories or special events and every day moments. Don’t just limit yourself to scrapbooking with this series as it will be wonderful for card making and other paper crafting projects as well.

The Details:

  • Monthly Moments: March will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Monthly Moments: March contains a total of 13 images.  The “march” word is just under 2 3/4” wide and is just over 3/4” tall. The “spring” circle is 1 1/8” in diameter.  The “lucky day” sentiment is just under 1 1/2” wide and is just over 3/8” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies.  They measure  2-3/4" x 3/4" (A), 3" x 5/8" (B).

 

Monthly-Moments-Journaling-Card-2-die

The coordinating Monthly Moments: Journaling Card 2 die will be useful and versatile and you'll love it's gorgeous scalloped detailing!

The Details: 

  • Monthly Moments: Journaling Card 2 will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2 measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".

Monthly-Moments-March-Journal-Pad

We are excited to introduce the Monthly Moments: March Journal Card Pad!  This collection of journal cards is printed on high quality linen cardstock, making your layouts look polished and professional.  A total of 30 (4×6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs.  The pad of cards is gummed together on one side and provides easy, seamless removal.  It also features our signature wrap around cover to help keep all of the cards together for storage while also providing a labeled spine for easy reference.

Journal cards

Seven of the 4×6 page designs actually feature two 3×4 cards which can be left intact or cut in half for double the options.  If you cut the double spreads in half, you will end up with…

  • eight 4×6 card designs (two of each design, making 16 total)
  • fourteen 3×4 card designs (two of each design, making 28 total)

This month's collection coordinates with Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold and Hawaiian Shores.

The Details:

  • Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $9.
  • Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad contains a total of  30 (4×6) sheets are included, two each of 15 designs.

Monthly-Moments-March-Kit

If you love all of the March specific Monthly Moments products above, we will also be offering them as a bundle for your shopping convenience!  This kit is a quick and easy way to shop for everything you need for your March layouts!  Stamps, dies and even the pre-printed journal cards all packaged together in a high-quality zippered clear bag that you can reuse as memorabilia and photo storage!

The Details:
  • The Monthly Moments: March Kit will be available for sale on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $36.
The kit includes:
  • Monthly Moments: March stamp set
  • Monthly Moments: March die collection
  • Monthly Moments: March Journal Card pad
  • Monthly Moments: Journaling Card 2 die
  • Printable March Calendar Download pdf (link emailed after purchase)


We are also offering a few additional sets to the Monthly Moments line-up that can be used all year long on your layouts (and card making too!)

 

Journal Accessories is a wonderful basic can be used over and over again to add journaling lines to cards and scrapbooks alike.  In a new 6" length to accommodate both the 5-1/2" width of A2 card front and the standard 4×6 size of Monthly Moments pockets.  Us the various words and accents to label the tops of your cards.

The Details:

  • Journal Accessories will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $18. 
  • Journal Accessories contains a total of 10 images.  The large solid lines block measures 6" x 1-1/4".  The dotted lines block measures 6" x 1-1/4".  The double solid line border measures 4" x 1/8".  The date label measures 1-3/4" x 1/4".  The date banner measures 3/4" x 1".  "Memories:" measures 1-1/4" x 1/8".  "Notes:" measures 5/8" x 1/8". 

 

 

 

A-Few-Pointers-die

This versatile basic includes phrases that can be added to one of two solid arrow labels.   Paired with the coordinating dies, the layering options are endless.  These phrases would work well for Monthly Moments pages, cards and so much more!  Since the words and phrase are separate from the arrow images, you can make the arrows point in any diection you wish to fit in with your design!

The Details:

  • A Few Pointers will be available for sale on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • A Few Pointers contains a total of 40 images.  Both of the large arrow label images measure 2-3/8" x 3/8" each.  The phrases measures between 3/4" to 1-5/8" long and 1/8" to 1/4" tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die includes 3 wired shapes.  The overall measurement is 2-1/4" x 1-1/8", while a single arrow measures 2-1/4" x 3/8" 

 

Just-Smile-dies

"A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear". Just Smile, by Melissa Bickford, is a fresh and cheery set filled with images and sentiments meant to brighten someone’s day and make them ‘Smile’. Included are a variety of framed focal images, background images and floral images that would make the most cheerful projects used all together or separately. With sentiments that focus on being happy and smiling, this set is sure to bring lots of joy not only to your recipient but also to you. The coordinating dies will make stamping with this set a breeze!

The Details:

  • Just Smile will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Just Smile contains a total of 33 images.  The polaroid frame measures 1-3/4” wide x 2-1/10” tall. The dashed square measures approximately 1-7/20” wide x 1-2/5” tall. The long row of flower stems measures approximately 4-7/20” wide x 1-1/10” tall. The larger four petal flower measures approximately 7/10” wide by 7/10” tall. ‘You are simply beautiful’ measures approximately 1-1/4” wide by 9/10” tall. ‘The most beautiful ____ is the one that struggles through tears’ measures approximately 1-1/2” wide by 1-3/10” wide.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies,i open aperture with 5 nested shapes + 1 open aperture with 4 nested shapes and wired single shape.  They measure 1-7/8" x 2-1/4" (A), 2-1/8" x 2-1/2" (B).

 

Birthday Classics: March is the second set in a monthly series by Dawn McVey that features a gorgeously unique birthday sentiment as well as birthday sentiment building options, with each set focusing on a specific month!  Finally, you can create birthday sentiments specific to each recipient’s birth month!  Custom birthday cards just got more fun than ever!  You’ll want to be sure to collect them all to create cards for anyone on your birthday calendar!

The Details:

  • Birthday Classics: March will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Birthday Classics: March contains a total of 7 images.  The “It’s March…” sentiment measures 2-1/8" x 1-3/4".  The “March” sentiment measures 1-1/2" x 1/2".  The “Wishing you an awesome” sentiment measures 2" x 1/8".

 

Dawn is releasing TWO sets this month so they will now be released one month ahead for your crafting schedule.  Birthday Classics: April is the third set in a monthly series that features a gorgeously unique birthday sentiment as well as birthday sentiment building options, with each set focusing on a specific month!  Finally, you can create birthday sentiments specific to each recipient’s birth month!  Custom birthday cards just got more fun than ever!  You’ll want to be sure to collect them all to create cards for anyone on your birthday calendar!

The Details:

  • Birthday Classics: April will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Birthday Classics: April contains a total of 8 images.  The “May April showers…” sentiment measures 2" x 2".  The “April” sentiment measures 1-1/8" x 5/8".  The “Birthdays are the best” sentiment measures 1-3/8" x 3/16".

 

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

April Birthday Card

First up, a quick little single layer birthday card using some of the fabulous florals from Melissa Bickford's Just Smile set.

Flowers

I masked off a strip towards the top of the card front and stamped the flowers and leaves, layering all of the colors to create more interest.  A tiny dot with a black pen finishes the centers of some of the larger flowers.

Down

I then removed the mask and stamped this gorgeous sentiment from Birthday Classics: April in True Black.  The finished card front is adhered to a Summer Sunrise card base.

March Birthday Card

Next, a little something for a March birthday!  I started by die-cutting the new Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2 die from white cardstock.  I love the size of this and I think it is a great size for cards as well as your pocket pages. 

Flowers

I added the stems and flowers from Just Smile, dotting the centers of the flowers with a black pen.  

Sentiment

The sentiment, from Birthday Classics: March, was added in True Black ink.  

Down

I used a pen and ruler to add a partial frame around the flowers.   Polka Dot Basics III was used with VersaMark ink on the Pure Poppy card base before adhering the focal point panel with foam tape for dimension.

Happy Looks Good On You Card

One of my favorite features of the new Just Smile set is this sweet little polka-dotted instant photo frame die.  Can't you just imagine all of the fun things you can tuck inside of it?  I started by stamping the background flowers onto white cardstock.  I used a bright, cheerful color combination to allow them to really pop from the page.

Frame

I die-cut it from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image in Tropical Teal.  This fun sentiment was added inside using True Black ink.

Down

Some white crochet thread was tied around the card at the same angle the frame is positioned in.  A Tropical Teal card base finishes everything off.

Science Fair layout

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Now for a few Monthly Moments layouts!  For my first layout today I used photos from the Science Fair that my kids recently participated in at school.  

Kites & march cards

The Lauren Bacall imagination quote featured on this Monthly Moments: March journal card is what inspired the color scheme.

Good times

I used the yellow floral print from the Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad here and embellished it with a few favorites.  The Monthly Moments: March die is cut from vintage book print that was adhered to cardstock first.  I used A Few Pointers die with Spring Moss cardstock and then stamped it with the coordinating image using Simply Chartreuse ink.  The sentiment, also from the set, was stamped in True Black.  Limitless Layers: 1-3/4" circle die is used with Aqua Mist cardstock, and then stamped with the cordinating label from Limitless Layers: Labels using Hawaiian Shores ink.  Last but not least, I stamped the year from Library Ledger Year Additions.

Ethan & Hannah cards

The next two cards feature photos of Owen and Hannah with their projects.  For each of the kids, I created a custom monogram with the Block Alphabet Upper die and Spring Moss cardstock.  The letters were then stamped with Bitty Background Blocks using Simply chartreuse ink.  They also each have a die-cut Star Gazer button star stitched near their monogram.

Ethan

This is another design found in the Monthly Moments: Journal Pad.  I adhered the photo and monogram in place and then stitched the star as a finishing accent.  The photo is labeled with a black journaling pen.

Hannah

For Hannah's, I cut a strip of graph paper from one of the Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad cards and created a small banner along with her monogram and stitched star.

Owen & banner cards

At the top of the second page are Owen's card and this sweet banner card.  Heather really hit the designs for this month's pad out of the park!  I know you will love incorporating these into your pages!

Owen

This pre-printed card already had  an area for journaling, so all I had to do was adhere Owen's monogram and stitch his star in place.

Journal card

For the main journaling card I started with a pre-printed card, but added my own journaling lines using the new Journal Accessories set and Charcoal Palette ink. I was then able to add my journaling with a black pen. 

Title

The Script Alphabet dies and Aqua Mist cardstock were the perfect thing to create my title.  I scattered a few more stitched stars, being sure to use one as the dot of the "i".  I also cut a few rectangles from the graph paper of one of the journal cards and stamped them each with letters from Antique Alphabet in Charcoal Palette ink, making them look a bit like trendy alphabet stickers.

Spring Layout

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I have another layout for you, this one is all about spring and welcoming the warm weather!

Journal card

for the top journaling block I started with Classic Kraft cardstock and stamped my own lines using the new Journal Accessories set and Vintage Cream ink.

Chicken ticket detail

I created this little accent using the Big Ticket Basics die and Vintage Cream cardstock.  I trimmed the edge of one of the tickets with pinking shears and added the date vertically (Mini Scrapbooking Series: Journal Circle and Library Ledger Year Additions).  Then the chicken from On the Farm was stamped in Tropical Teal along with the small label in Hibiscus Burst.  "Happy Spring" from Monthly Moments: March finishes the detail with True Black ink.  I stapled the ticket accent into place on the journaling card.

Installation photo

I let this photo of David and his father installing my cupola and weathervane stand alone in the upper corner.

Weathervane & 2014 cards

To begin the second row I have another photo, a close-up of the weathervance and a card I created featuring the year.  It was cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped with the striped arrow from Monthly Moments: March in Hibiscus Burst.  I die-cut the numbers from By the Numbers Border die with Tropical Teal cardstock and adhered them in place.  The sentiment from Monthly Moments: Days of the Week was added underneath that in True Black.

Butterflies & plaid cards

Next is a card I created with vintage book print and one of the Monthly Moments: March journal cards cut down and die-cut twice with one of the Beautiful Butterflies dies.  The next card is Classic Kraft cardstock stamped with Background Basics: Super Stripes in Vintage Cream, forming a plaid of sorts.  I stamped Vintage Cream cardstock with Classic Kraft ink and the circle from Mini Scrapbooking Series: Journal Circle.  I then added the quote from the same set in Tropical Teal  The tiny heart from  Phrase Play #2 is underneath that in Hibiscus Burst.

Flower embellishment

To accent the butterfly card I di-cut this small "today" banner from Four Square, stamped with Tropical Teal ink.  I created a small floral embellishment using the new Bitty Button Stacks die and Hibiscus Burst Gingham paper.  The stack was finished with a small Hibiscus Burst button and white crochet thread.

Panoramic garden card

The bottom row begins with another gorgeous pre-printed card that already has a spot for journaling built-in.  David took this cool panoramic shot of the yard, chicken coop and winter garden while he was on the roof of my gardening shed installing the weathervane.  I stamped "garden" using Antique Alphabet and added "the" from Monthly Moments: Library Card.

Spring makes me happy closeup

I stamped this "spring" circle from Monthly Moments: March in Hibiscus Burst and ounched it out.  The srrow was die-cut with A Few Pointers, with a frame stamped in Tropical Teal and the sentiment added in True Black.

Tulips card

The last card features an Instagram photo I took of a welcome bouquet of tulips.  I stamped a portion of the Monthly Moments: Library Card to the side in Tropical Teal ink.  Monthly Moments: March was die-cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped with the coordinating stamp in Hibiscus Burst.  "Take note" was added to the top of the card in Hibiscus Burst as well.  I completed a little more journaling with a black pen.

Date night layout angle

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I have one more layout for you today.  This one captures a few fun memories from a recent date night.

Panoramic card

The top card on the first page of the spread features another panoramic shot David took from our hotel room balcony shortly after sunrise.  It is mounted onto New Leaf cardstock and is accented with a few embellishemtns done in Enchanted Evening.

Hello weekend detail

I heat embossed "hello" directly onto the photo with VersaMark and White Filigree Embossing Powder.  Then I die-cut this large arrow from Monthly Moments: March die collection using Blueberry Sky cardstock and stamped with Enchanted Evening ink.  I heat embossed the "weekend" stamp from Monthly Moments: Days of the Week onto to the arrow after letting it dry completely.

Date banner

I love this little date banner from Journal Accessories.  It is stamped in Enchanted Evening and adhered to the top corner of the photo block.

Coaster card

Underneath that, I started with a plain white journal card.  I saved a coaster from one of our stops on our date night and trimmed it down a bit to add to the card.  I stamped my own lines using Journal Accessories in Charcoal Palette ink.  A few leaves and a flower from Daydreamer were added in New Leaf and Enchanted Evening in the lower corner.

We were here arrow

I die-cut this arrow using a Few Pointers and stamped it with the coordinating frame in New Leaf.  The sentiment was added in True Black.

Loews cards

The top row on the second page features two 3×4 cards.

Room key card

I saved the small folder that our room key came in, cut the cover off and mounted it onto New Leaf striped paper that was die-cut with Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1.

Notepad journal card

For the second card, I started with a piece of the stationery from the desk in the room and and adhered it to white cardstock for stability.  I then die-cut it with the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die.  I stamped my own lines using Journal Accessories and Charcoal Palette ink again.  Daydreamer accents adorn the corner.

Love cork embellishment

For this fun little homemade embellishment I used a sharp craft knife and cut a slice from the cork I saved from the bottle of wine we had with our dinner that evening.  A small circle from Sending My Love was stamped in New Leaf and punched out with a 1/2" circle punch.  I adhered it in place on the cork slice with a glue dot.

Love story card

 

The bottom card was created with Enchanted Evening polka dot paer.  I die-cut a Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle from New Leaf cardstock and heat embossed it with a sentiment from Sending My Love.  It was the perfect phrase to sum up the amazing time we had!

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Have we got you thinking spring?  Are you already dreaming of scrapbook pages you'll make or cards you'll create for the loved ones on your list?  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!

Grand-giveaway

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, March 13th 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!

Creative-clicks

 

 

Heather

Heather Nichols will be featuring Monthly Moments: March products, Journal Accessories and A Few Pointers.

Melissa

Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Monthly Moments: March.

Danielle

Danielle Flanders will be showcasing Monthly Moments: March.

Laura Bassen will be featuring Just Smile and Birthday Classics: March & April

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supplies

APRIL BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Just Smile, Birthday Classics: April (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

MARCH BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Just Smile, Birthday Classics: March, Polka Dot Basics III (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2 die, black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HAPPY LOOKS GOOD ON YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Just Smile (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: Just Smile dies, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

SCIENCE FAIR LAYOUT

  • STAMPS: Monthly Moments: March, A Few Pointers, Journal Accessories (available March 15th) Limitless Layers: Labels, Bitty Background Blocks, Antique Alphabet, Library Ledger Year Additions
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, vintage book print
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: March die, A Few Pointers die, Block Alphabet Upper dies, Limitless Layers: 1-3/4" Circles die,  Star Gazer die, Script Alphabet dies, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: double 6" x 8" layout

WELCOME SPRING LAYOUT

  • STAMPS: Monthly Moments: March, A Few Pointers, Journal Accessories, Phrase Play #2(available March 15th) Monthly Moments: Days of the Week, Monthly Moments: Library Card, Antique Alphabet, On the Farm, Four Square, Mini Scrapbooking Series: Journal Circle, Background Basics: Super Stripes, Library Ledger Year Additions
  • INK: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Classic Kraft, Tropical Teal, Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Monthly Moments: March Journal Pad, Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, vintage book print
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: March dies, A Few Pointers dies, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 2 die, Big Ticket Basics die, pinking shears, stapler, By the Numbers Border die, Beautiful Butterflies die, Four Square die, Bitty Button Stacks die, Hibiscus Burst button, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 12" x 12"

DATE NIGHT LAYOUT

  • STAMPS: Monthly Moments: March, A Few Pointers, Journal Accessories (available March 15th) Daydreamer, Monthly Moments: Days of the Week, Sending My Love
  • INK: True Black, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Charcoal Palette, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf Pattern Pack (stripes), Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack (polka dots)
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: March dies, A Few Pointers dies, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 1 die, 1/2" circle punch, Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle die, white filigree embossing powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: double 6" x 8" layout
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