Introducing Botanical Blocks II, Banner Sentiments & Birthday Classics: August

Welcome to the July Papertrey Countdown!  We're kicking things off with stunning images (think lush, gorgeous botanicals) and some classic sentiments and dies that you'll be able to use again and again!

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The second in a series, this gorgeous set of two botanical images provides you with the perfect stamps to create stunning cards, perfect for nearly any recipient.  They are detailed enough that they can be used alone, but they also offer many options for your favorite coloring mediums and techniques, such as Copic markers, watercoloring, heat emboss resist and more.

The Details:

  • Botanical Blocks II will be available for purchase on July 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Botanical Blocks II contains a total of 8 images.  Each of the floral  blocks measures 1-7/8" x 3-1/8".  "With sympathy" measures 2" x 1/8".  "Congratulations" measures 2-1/4" x 1/8".  "Happy anniversary" measures 2-1/4" x 1/8". The "All the best" block measures 5/8".

 

 

Heather Nichols has done it again!  This is a collection of sentiments designed to fit on the larger banner included in the Double Ended Banners die. Use these elegant sentiments with the banner die cut or stamp them on their own as well to say just the right thing on your next card creation. These medium sized sentiments cover a range of occasions that you will find yourself reaching for again and again.

The Details:

  • Banner Sentiments will be available for purchase on July 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Banner Sentiments contains a total of 15 images.  The “happiest anniversary wishes sentiment is just under 4” wide and just over 1/4” tall. The “on your special day” sentiment is just under 2 3/4” wide and is just over 1/4” tall. The smallest flourish included in the set is just over 1/2” wide and is just over 3/8” tall.
  • The sentiments in this set coordinate with the previously released Double Ended Banners die.

 

 

Birthday Classics: August is the seventh 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: August will be available for purchase on July 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Birthday Classics: August contains a total of 7 images.  The “…August Sunshine…” sentiment measures 2-1/8" x 2-1/4”.  The “August” sentiment measures 1" x 3/8".  The “BIRTHDAY” sentiment measures 1-1/4" x 3/16".

 

 

Text-Block-Thankful-die

Another Text Block die from Lizzie Jones to add to the mix, this one is all about being thankful.  The unique holes cut in the center can be used for stitching or can be embellished with brads, a few buttons or even backed with colored card stock.

The Details: 

  • Text Block: Thankful die will be available for purchase on July 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Text Block: Thankful die measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".

 

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

Grateful Peony Card

For my first project I couldn't wait to break out the peony in the new Botanical Blocks II set along with my Copic markers!

Peony

I kept things simple and stamped the image directly onto white cardstock.  A nice soft color was in order so I used tones of Sweet Blush and Melon Berry for the flower and Ripe Avocado for the leaves.

Sentiment

To get more versatility from the Text Block: Thankful die I cut the top phrase from the frame and coated them with a thick coat of Glossy Accents.  

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After that dired I adhered them onto my card front.

All the Best Lilac Card

Now the lilacs needed a turn!

Lilacs

Again, I pulled out my Copics and selcted some bright greens and violets followed by a nice Aqua Mist background.  I followed up my coloring with small dots of white done with a white gel pen.

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To add a bit of texture to the card front I added the Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal die-cut also done in white.

Orange Peony Card

When using images that are colored in like this, I always like to keep things pretty simple. This quick and easy single layer card would be easy to mass produce and even swap out the sentiments for any occasion.

Peony

The peony image is stamped in Fresh Snow.  I then used Copics in shades of orange and red to color the floral image in.  After coloring the leaves as well, I outlined everything with a T1 Copic.

Sentiment

This gorgeous sentiment from Banner Sentiments was added right on tp of the colored focal point using True Black ink.

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I love the way the colors pop from the Kraft cardstock!

Lilac Congrats Card

Next up is a watercoloring card using those gorgeous lilacs!

Lilacs

I used Spash Ink watercolors here and I am just loving the vibrancy of them.

Sentiment banner

I die-cut the smaller banner from the Double Ended Banner die in Soft Stone and then stamped it with one of the new Banner Sentiments in VersaMark and heat emboss it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

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A Soft Stone card base finishes the project off!

Special Day Lilacs Card

I used some darker tones that I mixed up with my Splash Inks to paint this lilac image stamped onto Classic Kraft cardstock.

Lilacs

You can really see how dense these colors are when they are applied to Kraft cardstock like this!  After the image dried I stamped this sentiment from Banner Sentiments in VersaMark and heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

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The cropped block was adhered onto a Classic Kraft card base and I used a white gel pen with a ruler to add a frame around it.

August Rainbow Birthday Card

My next project uses the GORGEOUS main sentiment from Birthday Classics: August.  

Sentiment

I stamped the sentiment in True Black and then added these stripes from another new set, Note Niblets (more about it later in the week!).  All of these rainbow hues just make you smile!

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To add a bit of visual balance I tied the bottom of the card with some black twine.

Vellum Peony Card

Here is another card using Birthday Classics: August, pairing it with Botanical Blocks II.  

Peony

I stamped the peony block with Soft Stone ink so that the lower edge was hanging off.  I colored the leaves in with a light green Copic.  I stamped the peony on vellum cardstock and heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I colored the BACK of the vellum with some bold pink Copics.  Since I was coloring on the back I worked backwards and did the shading first followed by the main color.

Sentiment

The sentiment from Birthday Classics: August was added to the right in True Black.

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To help add visual balance I wrapped some white crochet thread around the top portion of the card a few times and finished it with a knot.

Grateful Stripes Card

I love all of the Text Block dies because they really allow you to create super quick and easy cards, doing almost all of the work for you!  This card uses just the die and a few cardstock colors!

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I die-cut the die five times, each from a different shade of cardstock.  I cut the top off of the Limeade Ice die-cut and used that to mark the New Leaf, etc… working my way down.

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 Everything was mounted onto a white card base.

Grateful Chevron Card

Here is another Text Block: Thankful card for you.  This one uses just cardstock again but has a few more layers to it.

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I die-cut the text block from Tropical Teal cardstock and added stitches to the holes in the center with crochet thread.  The ampersand was die-cut from Simply Chartreuse and added in place.

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A Cover Plate: Chevron Vertical die-cut done in white was added behind the Text Block for added texture!

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Have you fallen in love with peonies and lilacs as much as we have?  What product particularly sparked your interest today?  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, July 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 July 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 Nichols will be featuring Botanical Blocks II + Banner Sentiments.

Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Birthday Classics: August.

Ashley Cannon Newell will be showcasing Text Block: Thankful.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supplies

GRATEFUL FOR YOU PEONY CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II (available July 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Text Block: Thankful die, Glossy Accents, Copic markers (R01, R02, R05, YG95, YG97)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

ALL THE BEST CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II (available July 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Horizontal, Copic markers (BG23, BG11, BV02, BV13, BV17, YG23, YG25, YG17), white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

ORANGE PEONY CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II, Banner Sentiments (available July 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Copic markers (YR15, YR18, R24, YG95, YG97, T1)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

ONGRATULATIONS TO YOU LILACS CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II, Banner Sentiments (available July 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Double Ended Banners die, Splash Ink watercolors, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY LILACS CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II, Banner Sentiments (available July 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Splash Ink watercolors, Filigree Embossing Powder, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

AUGUST SUNSHINE CARD

  • STAMPS: Birthday Classics: August, Note Niblets (available July 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: black twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

AUGUST BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks II, Birthday Classics: August (available July 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Vellum cardstock
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, white crochet thread, Copic markers (RV04, RV19, YG11)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

GRATEFUL FOR YOU STRIPES CARD

  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening
  • OTHER: Text Block: Thankful die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

CHEVRON GRATEFUL CARD

  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Text Block: Thankful die, Cover Plate: Vertical die, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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