Introducing Summer Sweetness, Birthday Classics: June, Phrase Play #4 and Splat

Summer is at the forefront of our thoughts today at Papertrey Ink, and we're thrilled to be bringing you some summertime fun!  Grab a popsicle and soak up some sun while you browse today's new product introductions!


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There's nothing better on a hot day than a refreshing popsicle! Summer Sweetness, designed by Lizzie Jones, is the perfect set for celebrating summer with a frozen treat. This set includes three generously-sized ice pops and ten charming sentiments, ranging from a simple hello to sweet thank you and birthday greetings. Many of the sentiments even coordinate well for inside and out companion messages. Pair these images with the coordinating die collection for easy-to-create dimension and expanded versatility.

The Details:

  • Summer Sweetness will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Summer Sweetness contains a total of 20 images.  The popsicles measure 4/5" to 1 1/10" wide x 2 2/5" tall. The "enjoy Summer" sentiment measures 1 1/4" wide x 1/2" tall. The "treat yourself" sentiment measures just over 3/4" wide x just under 1/2" tall. The "your kindness…" sentiment measures 1 1/4" wide x 3/5" tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a single die (3 wired shapes).  2-1/2" x 3-1/2"



Birthday Classics: June, designed by Dawn McVey, is the fifth 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: June will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Birthday Classics: June contains a total of 7 images.  The “Summertime fun…” sentiment measures 2-1/16" x 2-1/8”.  The “June” sentiment measures 1-3/16" x 5/8".  The “birthdays are the most fun!” sentiment measures 2-1/8" x 3/16".




This is the fourth 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 "Enjoy", 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 #4 will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Phrase Play #4 contains a total of 10 images.  "This special moment" measures 1-1/8" x 3/4".  "Your big day" measures 5/8" x 3/4".  "Your birthday" measures 1-1/4" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This die measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".


Add some artistic flair to your next project with these bold reverse sentiments!  You are going to love how easy it is to add pops of color to your projects, all while sharing exactly what you have to say!  The words and phrases included will work well in both card making and scrapbooking applications.

The Details:

  • Splat will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Splat contains a total of 8 images.  Each of the large circular sentiments measures 1-5/8” in diameter.  The two small ampersand circles measure 5/8” in diameter.


Create trendy, stylish backgrounds for your cards with just a few quick impressions using this new background builder.  The extra large background strips easily cover the 5-1/2” width of an A2 card cover, making it easier than ever to use.  The smaller strip is great for tags, Monthly Moments pocket page inserts and so much more!

The Details:

  • Background Basics: Super Chevron will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Background Basics: Super Chevron contains a total of 3 images.  The largest background building strip measures 6” x 1-1/2”.  The medium background building strip measures 5-3/4” x 1-1/4”.  The smallest strip measures 3” x 1/2”.


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

Layered Chevron Card

For my first project I pulled out the new Background Basics: Super Chevron set.  One of the things I love about this set is the ability to stamp two stripes at once.  Not only does it make it fast and easy to fill a card front, but it also makes it a breeze to keep everything straight and opens up opportunities for fun techniques as well.  Check out this video to see how easy it is to create this look!


Background closeup

By stamping *in between* each set of stripes with a variety of colors, new shades of each color were created where the impressions overlapped.  I can't wait to play with this technique using other color combinations!


At the bottom of the card I added a fun sentiment using Dawn's new Birthday Classic: June set.  I love that this particular set includes the word "summer" as well so you can make a seasonal themed birthday card rather than month specific.  The card front was mounted onto a Soft Stone card base.

Wish Big Card

This next project uses the new Splat sentiment set, one of my favorite new products from this release! 


I stamped this "Wish Big" splat in the corner of my white card front first.  It is inked with Hibiscus Burst, and then the edges rolled in Raspberry Fizz to create a bit of a shaded effect.  I then added a variety of layered dots from Polka Dot Basics III, stamping each color twice without reinking to get a shade lighter with the second impression.


I used a two-way glue pen to add dots of adhesive that I sprinkled with Prisma Glitter.  Super easy, but bright and colorful all at the same time!

Hello Scribbles card

This was another quick card I put together using the Splat set, this time pairing it up with Circle Scribbles.


I stamped the "hello" splat using Tropical Teal, then added the Circle Scribbles in Simply Chartreuse and Hawaiian Shores, stamping each scribble twice without reinking.


I trimmed the stamped front panel and trimmed it down then adhered it onto a white card front.  This could be done with any of the Splat stamps in any color scheme to create cards for a variety of occasions!

Celebration Stars Card

One of the fun things about reverse stamps like the ones found in Splat is trying out techniques, such as emboss resist like I did here.  I started by stamping several of the small stars from Super Stars in a cluster using Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Simply Chartreuse inks.


I then heat embossed the "celebrate" splat on top of the stars using VersaMark ink and Clear Filigree Embossing Powder.  I used a sponge in small circular motions to rub Simply Chartreuse ink over the embossed area, bringing the sentiment and the exterior edge of the splat to life.  


I tied a bit of Orange Baker's Twine around the Classic Kraft card front to finish it off.

Enjoy Your Big Day Card

The new Phrase Play #4 die and stamp set are unique in that you can use them horizontally or vertically.  For my next project I opted to use it in more of a horizontal orientation, tilted at a slight angle.  I have really enjoyed the simplicity of using lots of white in my projects lately, and I embraced it in this project as well.


After die-cutting the Phrase Play #4 frame from white cardstock, I left the letters in place and colored over them with Copic markers to create an ombre effect.  I die-cut the frame a second time and replaced the letters with the colored version.  All of this was adhered to a white card base.


The sentiment was added to the interior of the frame using True Black ink.  I also added the star that was popped out from the letter "o" just to the side of the stamped sentiment.

Summertime Fun Card

One last card for you today, this one with a summer theme.  This large sentiment from Birthday Classics: June paired up with one of the popsicles from Lizzie's new Summer Sweetness set are just the perfect match.  I started by stamping the sentiment in Raspberry Fizz.


The smallest chevron stripe in Background Basics: Super Chevron was the perfect thing to add above and below the sentiment in Limeade Ice.


I die-cut the popsicle and stamped it in Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Classic Kraft.  Just look at all the detail that Lizzie incorporated into this set!  I love the woodgrain on the popsicle stick so much!  I also stamped the sentiment a second time on scrap cardstock in Limeade Ice and punched out the center of the sunburst with a 1/2" circle punch, adding it to the card here.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  We can't wait for summer and we're so happy to have these fun summer-themed products to play with in the coming months!  What about you?  Are you getting excited for summer after 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, May 11th 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!


Heather Nichols will be featuring Summer Sweetness and Birthday Classics: June.

Maile Belles will be showcasing Phrase Play #4.

Laura Bassen will be highlighting Splat.

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.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.Supplies


  • STAMPS: Birthday Classics: June, Background Basics: Super Chevron (available May 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splat (available May 15th) Polka Dot Basics III
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: 2-way glue pen, Prisma Glitter
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splat (available May 15th) Circle Scribbles
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #4 die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splat (available May 15th) Super Stars
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Clear Filigree Embossing Powder, sponge, Orange Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Phrase Play #4 (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #4 die, Copics (BG23, YG23)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Birthday Classics: June, Summer Sweetness, Background Basics: Super Chevron (available May 15th)
  • INK: Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Classic Kraft
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Summer Sweetness die, 1/2" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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