Introducing Monthly Moments: April, Simply Framed, Wet Paint II and Phrase Play #3

Today, we've got a smorgasboard of new product to introduce you to!  You're sure to love the variety of new stamps and dies we've got to show you — a bit of something for everyone — so sit back, grab something yummy to drink and enjoy…!


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

The Details:

  • Monthly Moments: April will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Monthly Moments: April contains a total of 22 images.  The “april” word is just over 2” wide and is just under 1” tall. The “welcome spring” sentiment is 1 1/4” wide and is just under 3/4” tall. The earth image is 3/4” in diameter.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 2" x 1".


This month, we're introducing a pocket die that will fit perfectly into your 3×4 slots and a new mini journaling card that will tuck inside of it!

The Details: 

  • Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 1 will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 1 measures 6-3/8" x 4-1/2", assembled size 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".



The coordinating Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die tucks perfectly into the Journal Pocket 1 die.

The Details: 

  • Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $6.
  • Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".



We are excited to introduce the Monthly Moments: April Journal Card Pad!  This collection of journal cards is printed on high quality linen cardstock, making your layouts look polished and professional.  

Monthly Moments April Pad

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.  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.

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 Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold and Smokey Shadow.

The Details:

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


If you love all of the April 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 April 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: April Kit will be available for sale on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $51.

The kit includes:

  • Monthly Moments: April stamp set
  • Monthly Moments: April die
  • Monthly Moments: April Journal Card pad
  • Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 1 Card die
  • Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die
  • Printable 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!)



You can never have enough options when it comes to creating custom Monthly Moments cards for your pocket pages!  This new stamp set paired with the coordinating die give you so many mixing and matching options, you will literally have dozens of designs at your fingertips!  After die-cutting the center portion of the frame in your selected color you can start adding your elements.  It can be just a border or two, an entire pattern block or a collage of labels.  The choice is completely yours!

The Details:

  • Simply Framed will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Simply Framed contains a total of 26 images.  The large pattern blocks measure 2-1/2" x 1-3/4".  The "Documented" label measures 1-3/8" x 9/19".  The large ampersand measures 1-1/8" x 1".  The "Snap shot" label measures 11/16" x  7/16".  The "Remember this" label measures 7/8".  The days of the week/date block measures 1-1/4" x 3/8".  The large sketched star measures 7/8" and the small measures 1/2".  The "For the record" label measures 1-3/4" x 11/16".  The "So (heart) this" label measures 7/8".  The tiny "Memo" and "Noted labels measure 3/4" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  2-7/8" x 3-7/8"


Capture the look of hand painted sentiments with this stylish set that is geared towards your Monthly Moments pages. Achieve lots of variations for preserving your memories with the smaller companion sentiments. The large scale of these words will make it easy to create pocket cards and page titles. 

The Details:

  • Wet Paint II will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Wet Paint II contains a total of 22 images.  Today" measures 2-1/4" x 1-1/8".  "Details" measures 2-1/2" x 7/8".  "Life" measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/4".  "Documented" measures 2-1/4" x 1/8".  "Photo" measures 1" x 1/8".


This is the third in a series of small sentiment sets designed to coordinate with a stylish, trendy phrase frame die.  These particular sentiments finish the die-cut phrase "Hello", giving you lots of design options.  The size of the coordinating die-cut phrase frame will also work well with our Monthly Moments series!

The Details:

  • Phrase Play #3 will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Phrase Play #3 contains a total of 14 images.  "My name is:" measures 1-3/4" x 1/4".  "Little one" measures 1-1/4" x 1/4".  "Birthday boy" measures 1-7/8" x 1/4".  "Friend" measures 7/8" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  2-7/8" x 3-7/8"



Here is a fun stenciled alphabet, all included in blocks.  The cool thing is you can use just the blocks, just the letters or both combined in two different colors or patterns.  These should be great for Monthly Moments pages!

The Details: 

  • Stenciled Alphabet Blocks die collection will be available for purchase on April 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Stenciled Alphabet Blocks die collection contains a single die (28 wired shapes).  6-1/4" x 4-5/8", individual block 3/4" x 1"


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

Hello Birthday Boy Card

Today I thought I would start off with a quick and easy card I created using the new Phrase Play #3 stamp set and coordinating die!  


I started by die-cutting the phrase frame with both Hawaiian Shores and Limeade Ice cardstock.  I popped everything out of the Hawaiian Shores version and added the word and arrow in Limeade Ice.  I added a few diagonal stripes under the card with more Limeade Ice cardstock.  "Birthday boy" was added in the opening using True Black ink.


I found this fabulous silver sparkle foam foam sheet at Hobby Lobby and decided to experiment cutting it with the Cover Plate: Stars die.  It was a success!  


I adhered them in place with mini glue dots in a random pattern on the card cover..

April Photos Layout

I have a couple layouts to share with you as well!  This one is just a fun review layout with several different photos from the first half of April.


Soccer is in full force here and Owen & Hannah are playing together on a co-ed team.  I created a title for this photo using the new Stenciled Alphabet Blocks and Simply Chartreuse cardstock.  I love how easy it is to line these up since they are blocks!

Soccer closeup

I also added a little "memo" label from Simply Framed in Summer Sunrise.  Several white stars die-cut with the Cover Plate: Stars die were adhered randomly around the title.


This details card was created with the new Wet Paint II set.  I inked the word "details" with Summer Sunrise and then just tapped the top edge with a bit of Orange Zest ink to give a slight ombre look.  The circles and arrows along the edge are from Simply Framed and they were added with Simply Chartreuse ink.


Little Ethan started reading his first chapter books and has started reading over breakfast in the morning.

Reader closeup

The label added here is from Simply Framed and stamped in Simply Chartreuse.  Just like the soccer section, I added white stars die-cut with the Cover Plate: Stars die.


Saturday morning omelets have become a bit of a tradition in our house.  One of my favorite things to look forward too!

Omelets closeup

This card was designed with the Simply Framed line-up.  I die-cut the frame four times and adhered them on top of one another for thickness.  The interior card was stamped with various elements from the set.  I loved being able to add these bits and pieces in any arrangement and colors I wished!  

April photos

This block uses the new Monthly Moments: April die and coordinating stamp set.  I also added the banner from Fabulous Frames along with the word "photos" from Wet Paint II.

Egg Hunt Layout

Next, a layout all about the egg hunt Ethan had with his class on Friday, which also happened to be his 8th birthday!  Where has the time gone!


The Monthly Moments: April die-cut and coordinating stamp tuck nicely into the upper corner of the class picture.


Ethan and some of his best buddies.


One of my absolute FAVORITE things from the April Monthly Moments collection is the new pocket die and mini journal card die.  It is the perfect size to tuck into your 3×4 pockets!  I cut this one from Harvest Gold gingham paper.

Mini journal card

The mini journal card was cut from Classic Kraft cardstock.  I added a scrap from one of the pre-printed journal cards as a border along the top edge.  The "welcome spring" image is from Monthly Moments: April and is stamped in Ocean Tides.  I had Ethan do a little journaling here in his own handwriting.

Egg hunt

This little chicks card from the Monthly Moments: April pad is just the sweetest thing ever!

Egg hunt title

I added a title using the new Stenciled Alphabet Blocks again.  Antique Alphabet and a small label from Simply Framed finish it out.

Chick closeup

I cut out the chick from the second journal card in the pad and added it over another one with foam tape for dimension.

So cute

I pulled out Doily Details die collection to complete the layout.  The "so cute" sentiment is from Monthly Moments: April.  I also added a small flower from my stash, held in place with a tiny brad.

So cute closeup

Now that you have seen everything I made, just wait until you see what the Monthly Moments Promotional Team created!


Ashley says, "This month's Monthly Moments features great new additions for April, including Easter. Even if you don't have Easter photos to document, there's always the every day moments that deserve to be remembered. Stop by my blog to see what's been going on in the Newell home and how I've documented them. Lots of baby photos, that's for sure!"

CLICK HERE to see more layout details from Ashley Cannon Newell.


Danielle says, "The April Monthly Moments products are perfect for all your Easter pages or spring events! I've scrapped some photos of my girls playing in the sprinkler back in April 2009, and just love how all of the April products work together so well to add lots of interesting detail to cards, pocket pages and layouts!"

CLICK HERE to see more layout details from Danielle Flanders.


Heather says, "I have a bunch of inspiration to share today for the Monthly Moments: April collection. This month's collection is so perfect to catch up on your Easter scrapbook pages and also for scrapbooking your everyday moments as well. As I add another page into my album, the feeling of satisfaction I feel is huge. I can't wait until you have the opportunity to get this month's collection into your creative hands!"

CLICK HERE to see more layout details from Heather Nichols.


Melissa says, "Welcome Spring!  Such a fun time of year to capture daily moments.  Let your camera take you outside to snap shots of blossoms and branches that aren’t quite so bare, the blue sky, and other things that mean spring to you.  The April Monthly Moments line-up of products will leave you inspired and ready to create."

CLICK HERE to see more layout details from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Is your head spinning with all the possibilities that these amazing new products provide?  What are you most excited about?  Are you looking forward to using these new products in your Monthly Moments albums or on cards?  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, April 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 April 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 Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



  • STAMPS: Phrase Play #3 (available April 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #3 die, Cover Plate: Stars die, silver sparkle foam sheet
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Simply Framed, Monthly Moments: April, Wet Paint II (available April 15th) Fabulous Frames
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Simply Framed die, Monthly Moments: April die, Cover Plate: Stars die, Stenciled Alphabet Blocks dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 12" x 12"


  • STAMPS: Simply Framed, Monthly Moments: April (available April 15th) Mini Scrapbooking Series: Library Ledger, Antique Alphabet, Monthly Moments: Slidde Frame
  • INK: True Black, Ocean Tides
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold Pattern Pack (gingham), Monthly Moments April Journal Pad, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: April die, Monthly Moments: Journal Pocket 1 die, Monthly Moments: Mini Journal Card die, Stenciled Alphabet Blocks dies, Doily Details die, Teepee Time die (arrow)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 12" x 12"
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