Introducing Topiary Trio, Cat’s Meow, No Strings Attached and Phrase Play #5

Welcome to the first day of the June Countdown!  We're thrilled to be bringing you a wide variety of new products today with topics covering everything from topiaries to adorable kitties!  Sit back, relax and enjoy today's new product showcase!

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New-products

Topiary-Trio-dies

There is an air of sophistication and elegance that comes along with topiaries and this set captures this perfectly. Not only do the topiaries have a two-step option for more depth and shading, but the coordinating dies (sold separately) cut out each individual leaf so you can fold it forward for dimension and texture. Paired with a few versatile sentiments, this collection would be a wonderful addition to any stamper's arsenal.

The Details:

  • Topiary Trio will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Topiary Trio contains a total of 16 images.  The assembled cone topiary measures 3-3/8" x 7/8".  The assembled single ball topiary measures 1-5/8" x 1-1/8".  The assembled triple ball topiary measures 2-7/8" x 1".  The "Thank you" block measures 3/4" x 3/8".  "Happy birthday to you" measures 2-1/8" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies (3 wired shapes + 3 wired shapes).

 

 

Cat's-Meow-dies

Heather Nichols is introducing a cute little cat character to add to your collection.  This sweet set is just the thing for cat and animal lovers alike! Just the right size for cards, tags and even Monthly Moments pocket inserts.

The Details:

  • Cat's Meow will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Cat's Meow contains a total of 6 images.  The cat image is just over 2 1/4” tall and is just under 2 1/4” wide. The mouse toy is just over 5.8” tall and is just under 1” wide. The “meow” sentiment is 1/2” wide and is just over 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (3 wired shapes).

 

This set gives you the ability to create a a "twine tied" look to any A2 sized card front or postcard. There is even the two-step option to add stripes to make it look like Baker's Twine. The tag can be added to the knot, complete with a drop shadow that can be stamped to make it look more realistic!  A wonderful option for single layer cards!

The Details:

  • No Strings Attached will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • No Strings Attached contains a total of 12 images.  The bow measures 2" x 2".  the knot measures 1" x 3/4".  The longest twine wrap strip measures 5-1/2" x 1/4".  The shortest twine wrap strip measures 4-1/4".  The tag measures 3/4" x 1-1/2".  The tag frame measures 1-1/8" x 5/8".  

 

Phrase-Play-5-die

This is the fifth 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 "Happy", 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 #5 will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Phrase Play #5 contains a total of 22 images.  "So very" measures 1" x 1/4".  "Because…" measures 1-3/8" x 1/4".  "You make me" measures 1-3/8" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This die measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".

 

Block-Talk-dies

These new word dies are unique in that they are embedded in a double frame.  This will allow you to add strips of another color above and below the words if you wish or leave those areas open for a cleaner look.  You can glitter them up, rub them with inks for an ombre finish, layer them with metallic heat embossing, coat them with glossy accents and so much more!

The Details: 

  • Block Talk die collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Block Talk die collection contains a total of 1 die (3 wired shapes).  "Fabulous" measures 2-3/4" x 1", "Celebrate" measures 3-1/4" x 1", "Thanks" measures 2-1/2" x 1".

 

 

Sew-Stylish-Alphabet-1-dies

Sew-Stylish-Alphabet-2-dies

You have been asking and now it is finally here!  Erin Lincoln has designed an alphabet perfect for adding stitched letters to all of your felt projects and more!  The scale of these letters makes them wonderful for monogramming too!

The Details: 

  • Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 die collection (letters with holes) will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $25.
  • Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 die collection contains a total of 1 die (26 wired shapes).  Each individual letter averages about 5/8" x 1-1/8".
  • Sew Stylish Alphabet 2 die collection (holes only) will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Sew Stylish Alphabet 2 die collection contains a total of 1 die (26 wired shapes).  Each individual letter averages about 3/4" x 1".

  

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

Happy Shaker Card

For my first card today I used Phrase Play #5 to create a shaker.  Because the die in all one piece, it is easy and fun to do!  To begin, I stamped the new No Strings Attached in strips of color to create a background.  I used Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal and Simply Chartreuse.  After all of that was stamped, I lightly brushed water over the stripes to allow the dye ink to spread and take on a watercolored look.  When this dried, I added the stamped companion sentiments with True Black ink.

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I die-cut the Phrase Play #5 from white cardstock and die-cut another layer of double stick foam to go underneath that and create the shaker element.  I filled it with a bit of shaved ice, using enough so it would cover "for you" and allow the recipient to shake the card to reveal the remaining part of the sentiment.  The shaker element was then adhered to the card front.

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I just love all the bright white and pops of color on this card!

Happy Birthday Star Card

The new Phrase Play #5 die also works well as a mask since it is a single piece.  

Happy detail

I die-cut the shape from scrap paper and placed it in the lower corner of the card.  I then placed a few small star stamps from Super Stars on one block and started stamping over the mask with Tropical Teal and New Leaf inks, making sure to stamp repeatedly over the word "happy" to give it lots of definition.  The mask was removed and I stamped "birthday" in True Black ink.

Wooden star

I used the Sketched Star die with wood veneer to create a small accent for the focal point.

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A simple card that would be great for even masculine birthdays!

Topiary Hello Card

I was inspired by a catalog I recently received from MacKenzie & Childs for my next card, which uses Topiary Trio.  I love the sophistication of the bold black checks with the topiary.  I started by stamping the check border from On the Farm in True Black ink at bothe the top and bottom of the card.

Topiary

The topiary was die-cut from white cardstock and stamped with Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.  I just love the detail that the second step leaves  add to the top postion of the topiary.  To add a more definition, I sponged a bit of Ripe Avocado ink around the edges.

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The sentiment, also from Topiary Trio, was added underneath the with True Black ink.  It was also mounted onto a True Black card base.  I can totally see giving a set of these as a gift!

Monogram Stationery Set

Speaking of sets, I have a beautiful stitched monogram set to show you next!

Monogram

I stamped the triple ball topiary this time.  I began with the pot first, stamping it in Melon Berry.  Next came the first part of the trunk in Classic Kraft, then the topiary in Limeade Ice.  I added the second step leaves with Simply Chartreuse.  Last, I filled in the two remaining pieces of the trunk.  I just love these colors together!  The monogram letter was cut from Classic Kraft cardstock.  I stitched it in place with embroidery floss, overlapping the monogram just slightly.

Set

It was easy to stamp coordinating envelopes with the topiaries as well.

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Note that I cut a block of cardstock slightly smaller than the card front to do the stamping and stitching so that I could adhere it to a card when completed, thus covering up my stitching on the back.

Birthday Topiary Card

I have another Topiary Trio card for you, this one using the unique second layer die that cuts all of the individual leaves for added detail and texture.

Leaves

I started by die-cutting the whole topiary from white cardstock and stamping just the trunk in Dark Chocolate.  I then die-cut the shape again from Hawaiian Shores and trimmed the pot off.  I then stamped the pot with Tropical Teal ink.  I die-cut the second layer of the topiary from Ripe Avocado cardstock and adhered it in place, being careful not to apply adhesive to the back of any of the leaves.  After it was mounted, I used the tip of a craft knife to lift each of the leavs and fold them back slightly.

Sentiment

I added the sentiment underneath, onto Aqua Mist cardstock, with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

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It needed a little bit of visual balance, so I added a strip of Tropical Teal cardstock to finish the card.

Tied Take Note Card

I am really excited about the next set I have to share with you!  No Strings Attached is a great way to add the look of string or twine without the bulk.

Sentiment

I started by embellishing the lower corner of my card with a few bits and pieces from On the Farm.  The chicken was stamped with Charcoal Palette ink onto Classic Kraft cardstock.  I then added the "Take Note" sentiment in True Black.  

String

The twine was stamped along the top in a few steps.  I first stamped the crossed straight portion in Fresh Snow, then added the bow at the intersection.  Next I added the striped layer in Pure Poppy.  A small Pure Poppy button finished the center of the bow.  It almost looks realistic when you're done!

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I used a black pen and a ruler to draw a black border around the card front, being careful to avoid the areas stamped with twine.

Tagged Thank You Card

Here is another card using No Strings Attached.  This time I also used a small tag, shadow stamp and knot that are included in the collection.  I stamped the twine with Berry Sorbet ink and then added the tag in Harvest Gold.  I also added the drop shadow for the tag in Soft Stone.  I think the little drop shadow really elevated the tag to a new level!

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I embellished the tag with a frame included on the set and elements from Garden Grace.

Envelope

The little tag and other elements from the set also look great when added to the front of an envelope for framing the recipients name!

You Make Me Happy Card

If you really want your stamped string to pop you can heat emboss it on darker cardstock.

Embossed bow

I started with Smokey Shadow cardstock and stamped the string and the bow in VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed it with Zing! embossing powder (Cricket).  I also heat embossed the companion sentiment from Phrase Play #5 in White Filigree Embossing Powder.  

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I stamped random polka dots using a small dot from Phrase Play #5 with True Black ink.  I die-cut the Phrase Play #5 from Hibiscus Burst cardstock and trimmed the ends of "happy" out so I could use it alone without the frame.  I then adhered it in place and completed my card.

Purrfect Day Card

I have a cute little kitty card for you next!  Who can resist this sweet cat!  I thought I would watercolor her for my next project.

Closeup

I stamped the cat and ball of yarn with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then watercolored them using Smokey Shadow and Hibiscus Burst ink refills.  When the cat was still wet, I went back in added dots of more concentrated Smokey Shadow, allowing them to bleed a bit naturally.  After it was completely dry I added a few small dots with a white gel pen. 

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I used the small star and scattered dots from Phrase Play #5 to add Summer Sunrise accents around the cat.  To kind of represent wrapped yarn around the Hibiscus Burst card base, I stamped No Strings Attached  with Rasberry Fizz ink.

Copic Cat Card

Of course I had to try my hand at coloring the cat in with Copic markers as well.

Cat

After coloring the cat, I added some stripes with a darker Copic.  I just love that the basic outline of this image allows you to add personality and customization with different fur patterns.  I added a few accents around the cat using Little Bitty Bird since it was drawn in a similar style by Heather.  The little flowers and bird were the perfect finishing touch.  Small dots of glossy accents were added to the nose and eyes.

Sentiment

I die-cut one of the new Block Talk dies from wood veneer and left all of the interior pieces in place.

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The sentiment block was the perfect thing for the cat to stand on.

Fabulous Card

I have one more project for you today using another one of the Block Talk dies.  I stamped a few of the larger butterflies from Life is Beautiful onto white cardstock using Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Berry Sorbet.

Fabulous block

The Block Talk die was cut from white cardstock and layered with Prisma Glitter.  It's just gorgeous when it is embellished this way!  The entire card front is adhered to a Summer Sunrise card base.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Whatever your interests, hopefully we've shown you something that's left you feeling inspired!  What product jumped out at you?  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, June 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 June Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-clicks

Betsy Veldman will be featuring No Strings Attached.

Heather Nichols will be highlighting Cat's Meow.

Laurie Willison will be showcasing Phrase Play #5.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones

Supplies

HAPPY SHAKER CARD

  • STAMPS: No Strings Attached, Phrase Play #5 (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Clear Cardstock
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #5 die, Shaved Ice (Stampendous), watercolor brush, double-sided foam sheet, Sketched Stars die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STARS CARD

  • STAMPS: Phrase Play #5 (available June 15th) Super Stars
  • INK: True Black, New Leaf, Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #5 die, wood veneer
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

TOPIARY HELLO CARD

  • STAMPS: Topiary Trio (available June 15th) On the Farm
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chatreuse, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, True Black
  • OTHER: Topiary Trio die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

STITCHED MONOGRAM SET

  • STAMPS: Topiary Trio (available June 15th)
  • INK: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Sew Stylish Alphabet dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BIRTHDAY TOPIARY

  • STAMPS: Topiary Trio (available June 15th)
  • INK: Tropical Teal, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Topiary Trio dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

TIED TAKE NOTE CARD

  • STAMPS: No Strings Attached (available June 15th) On the Farm
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Pure Poppy button, black pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

TAGGED THANK YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: No Strings Attached (available June 15th) Garden Grace
  • INK: True Black, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

YOU MAKE ME HAPPY CARD

  • STAMPS: No Strings Attached, Phrase Play #5 (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Zing! Embossing Powder (Cricket), White Filigree Embossing Powder, Phrase Play #5 die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

PURRFECT DAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Cat's Meow, No Strings Attached, Phrase Play #5 (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark, ink refills (Smokey Shadow, Hibiscus Burst)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, white gel pen, watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

COPIC CAT CARD

  • STAMPS: Cat's Meow (available June 15th) Little Bitty Bird
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Block Talk die, Copic Markers (E19, E97, BG72, BG75, T1, Y35, Y38), Glossy Accents, wood veneer
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

FABULOUS BUTTERFLY CARD

  • STAMPS: Life is Beautiful 
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Block Talk, Prisma Glitter
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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