Introducing Mat Stack 7 Basics, A Cheerful Heart and Phrase Play #10

Today's post is all about a collection of products you'll be able to use year-round for a wide variety of occasions!!  You're sure to find yourself reaching for these new beauties time and time again!


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Take your Mat Stack 7 dies (sold separately) to the next level with this basic set of frames.  The patterned topper can be used above and below a sentiment within the frame to help add a pop of color and fill in the space.  The scrolled accent also tucks in nicely into the frames.

The Details:

  • Mat Stack 7 Basics will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Mat Stack 7 Basics contains a total of 11 images.  The large frame measures 2-3/8" x 2-3/4".  The small frame measures 2" x 2-3/8".  The hexagon patterned topper measures 2" x 7/8".  The leaf patterned topper measures 1-3/4" x 3/4".  "Birthday wishes" measures 1-3/8" x 5/8".  "Celebrate measures 1" x 1/4".


Dawn McVey has made sending encouragement a whole lot easier, thanks this fabulous new stamp set featuring a wide variety of encouraging passages from the Bible as well as gorgeous sentiments to let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them.  With stylish font combinations and meaningful messages, you’ll love sending uplifting cards filled with hope using A Cheerful Heart.

The Details:

  • A Cheerful Heart will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • A Cheerful Heart contains a total of 22 images.  The “For I know the plans…” sentiment measures 2” x 2-3/8”.  The “A cheerful heart…” sentiment measures 1-3/4” x 1-1/8”.  The “Sending you a bit of encouragement” sentiment measures 1-7/8” x 7/8”.




This is the tenth in a series of small sentiment sets designed to coordinate with a stylish, trendy phrase frame die.  These particular sentiments finish the die-cut word "Life", 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 #10 will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Phrase Play #10 contains a total of 8 images.  "Is beautiful" measures 1-3/4" x 1/4".  "Is better with you by my side." measures 2" x 1/2".  "Is good" measures 1-1/2" x 3/8".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  2-7/8" x 3-7/8"




The four "flaps" that get cut out at once with this die are designed to be adhered around the back of a  4" x 4" square of cardstock and folded over to meet in the center.  You can use the flaps on all four sides or on just two sides for different looks.  You can even add string or ribbon closures too!  These dies were designed to work well with the sentiments in A Cheerful Heart! 

The Details: 

  • Floral Flaps die collection will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • Floral Flaps die collection contains a set of 4 wired dies.  4-7/8" x 4-7/8" (overall), 4" x 2-1/4" (individual flap)




This gorgeous new cover plate is sure to bring you joy just working with it!  With tons of ways you can use this beauty, we can't wait to see what all you'll come up with!  And pair this new die with the A Cheerful Heart stamp set, for a gorgeous pairing!

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Peony die will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Peony die measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".





By customer request, we're pleased to bring you dies to coordinate with the previously released Wet Paint III set!

The Details: 

  • Wet Paint Cuts III die collection will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Wet Paint Cuts III die collection contains a set of 5 wired dies.  2-3/8" x 5/8" (celebrate), 2-3/8" x 7/8" (sending), 1-3/4" x 7/8" (smile), 2-3/8" x 1-1/8" (congrats), 2-1/4" x 1-1/4" (friends)



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

Life is Better With You Card

First up is a quick and easy project made with the new Phrase Play #10.  I die-cut the main Phrase Play #10 frame twice, popping out the word and vine on both versions.  I then adhered the two layers of the frame together.


One of the vines was then colored with Copic markers, giving it a soft effect. 

Floral closeup

I used a white gel pen to add a bit of detail to each of the blooms and also added a few "berries" using tiny adhesive pearls.


The companion sentiment from the coordinating stamp set was heat embossed winthin the opening of the frame.


Everything was layered onto a Spring Rain card front.  This collectin is just so fun to use!  What do you think you'll do with that gorgeous little vine first?

Fruit of the Spirit Card

One of my favorite images ever is the peony image from Botanical Blocks II, so I was excited to have the opportunity to turn that stamp into a gorgeous cover plate die.  I decided to use a technique similar to the one I used in the Trick or Treat card HERE with the Candy Corn Collage die.  I impressed the cover plate die into white cardstock using the same sandwich I would use for embossing.  I then was able to use all of those lines as a guide to color in the flower and leaves.  


When I completed the coloring I adhered a die-cut version of the cover plate over the colored layer, giving the flowers and leaves that gorgeous definition.

Petals closeup

After I completed coloring each petal with Copic markers, I followed up with a colorless blender to add stripes for a bit of visual interest.


This beautiful sentiment from A Cheerful Heart was stamped onto a square of vellum and stitched onto the edge of the card using one of the Stitching Line dies and white crochet thread.


By keeping everything clean and white, the detail of the peony is really able to pop.

Floral Smile Card

Another way you can use the Cover Plate: Peony die is snip the flower from the frame and apply color directly to it.

Side 2

Here I sponged Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores onto the floral portion and Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado onto the leaves.


I sprayed the back of the pieces with spray adhesive to easily adhere it to my card.  The detail and texture on this is just incredible.


I die-cut the Wet Paint III sentiment from Tropical Teal cardstock and adhered it to the corner of the card.


A simple design with a lot of impact!

Trust in the Lord Card

I'm excited to show you these new Floral Flaps dies as well!  They are such an easy way to add a statement to your projects!  They were designed to fit around the sides of a 4" x 4" square card, but here I opted to just add them to two sides of a 4" x 5-1/4" card.


The flaps were die-cut from Melon Berry cardstock, with the edge adhered to the back of the card with Scor-tape.  The flap can then easily fold over the front of the card.  You can finish the flaps anyway you wish.  I ended up using silver eyelets and some Soft Stone Bitty Dot ribbon.

Flaps open

When the flaps are untied, it reveals the interior.


At the corners of the interior I added flowers and leaves using Embellished Elegance.


This scripture from A Cheerful Heart adorns the center of the card, stamped in Classic Kraft.


These flaps really open up a whole new world of possibilities!

Love You Card

For my last card I have a quick and easy project created with the new Mat Stack 7 Basics set.


I die-cut and stamped the smallest Mat Stack 7 die with Autumn Rose.  The pattern blocks were stamped separately onto Summer Sunrise cardstock using Canyon Clay ink, then trimmed out. 


By adhering them with foam tape it adds a bit of dimension to the project.



The white scrollwork, also included in this set, was added on either side of the frame using Fresh Snow ink.  I also did some faux sitiching around the perimeter of the card with a white gel pen.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  With so many options to choose from, hopefully there was something in today's post that caught your eye!  If so, what was it?  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, November 12th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Laura Bassen will be featuring Phrase Play #10.

Melissa Phillips will be highlighting A Cheerful Heart and Floral Flaps dies.

Ashley Cannon Newell will be showcasing Mat Stack 7 Basics.

Maile Belles will be highlighting Cover Plate: Peony.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



  • STAMPS: Phrase Play #10 (available November 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #10 die, Copic markers (B45, B41, YG21, YG25), adhesive pearls, white gel pen, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: A Cheerful Heart (available November 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, vellum cardstock
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Peony, Stitching Lines die, white crochet thread, Copic markers (YG95, YG97, RV10, RV13, colorless blender)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Peony die, Wet Paint III die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: A Cheerful Heart (available November 15th) Embellished Elegance
  • INK: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melon Merry
  • OTHER: Floral Flaps dies, Soft Stone Bitty Dot ribbon, silver eyelets
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Mat Stack 7 Basics (available November 15th)
  • INK: Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: May Stack 7 die, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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