It's nearing that time of year when graduation season will be upon us!  Whether you know someone graduating from kindergarten or college, today we bring you a host of new products designed to let you celebrate the graduates in your life with ease….and with a heavy dose of style, of course!  

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New-products

 

 

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This retro signage set greets your graduate with throwback style. These vintage signs feature unique messages designed to delight and draw attention, just like their classic counterparts! The outlined images can be used with their coordinating accessory images or alone for paper piecing and coloring techniques. Pair these images with the Retro Style Birthday Sentiments set and cover an even wider range of occasions!

The Details:

  • Retro Style Graduation will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Retro Style Graduation contains a total of 33 images.  The large sign with curving arrow measures just under 1 7/8” wide by 2 1/8” tall. The three arrows on a pole image measures 1 1/4” wide by 3” tall. The sign with the rectangle & circles measures 2” wide by 2 1/8” tall. The “Class of” sentiment measures 1 1/8” wide by 4/5” tall. The “Bright future” sentiment measures 1 3/10” wide by 3/5” tall. The “You Did It” and “To The Grad” circles measure 3/5” in diameter.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $19.  This collection includes a total of 16 wired dies.

 

 

  Retro-Style-Birthday-Sentiments

These classic birthday sentiments are designed to coordinate with the Retro Style Graduation stamp set and Retro Style dies. Mix and match these fun sentiments to create a lighthearted collection of messages sure to charm your special someone.  

The Details:

  • Retro Style Birthday Sentiments will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Retro Style Birthday Sentiments contains a total of 25 images.  Winged circle image measures 1 3/5” wide by 3/4” tall. The “Happy” sentiment measures 1 1/8” wide by 3/4” tall. The sentiments in circles measure 1 7/10” wide by 3/5” tall. The stacked “birthday” sentiment measures 3/5” wide by 2/5” tall. The “to someone special” sentiment measures 1 7/10” wide by 1/8” tall.
  • Coordinates with the Retro Style Graduation stamp set and the Retro Style die collection.

 

 

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Tucked In: Congratulations is the second in a monthly series of stamp sets designed to give you options for sentiments to stamp on the inside of cards.  Whether you don’t know what to write in your card, or you just love the professional, finished look of a stamped sentiment on the inside, the Tucked In series is just what you need to take the guess-work out of what to put in your cards!  The Tucked In series focuses on sentiments for different occasions each month so you’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Tucked In: Congratulations will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Tucked In: Congratulations contains a total of 2 images.  The “Congratulations on your big news…” sentiment measures 2-1/2” x 1-1/4”.  The “Congratulations!  I’m just so happy…” sentiment measures 2-3/4” x 1-1/8”.

 

 

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Enclosed: Graduate is the second in a monthly series of stamp sets designed to coordinate with a monthly set of dies that can be used on cards or in conjunction with the Enclosed Folded Tag Die, allowing you to make your own custom gift tags and card embellishments for a variety of recipients and gift-giving needs!  Each Enclosed stamp set and die collection feature a different theme and die shape that will work together beautifully to cover occasions throughout the year.  You’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Enclosed: Graduate will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Enclosed: Graduate contains a total of 21 images.  The “Congrats” sentiment measures 2-1/4” x 3/4”.  The tassel images measure 1-3/8” x 1-3/4”.  The year sentiments measure 3/8” x 1/8”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 4 wired dies.  The cap measures 3-7/8" wide and 2-1/4" tall.  The tassel measures 1-5/8" x 2".

 

 

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Keep It Simple: Graduation is the eighteenth in a series of stamp sets allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments, in a nice variety of fonts, that you can turn to again and again. With this edition we are focusing on "Graduation". The font choices will cover everything from modern to elegant.

The Details:

  • Keep It Simple: Graduation will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: Graduation contains a total of 8 images.  All of sentiments average between 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" long.  They average between 1/8" and 1/2" tall.

 

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Text-Block-You-Did-It-die

Text Block: You Did It die is the newest in the Text Block die series from Lizzie Jones!  Not only will this die work well for graduation projects, it can also be used for general congratulations!

The Details: 

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

 

 

 

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

2015 Grad Pop Up Card

The cover of this grad card is super simple.  It features a strip of white cardstock stamped with one of the great font choices from Keep It Simple: Graduation.

2015

I added custom numbers using a variety of patterned papers.  They were layered three times using white cardstock, then the patterned paper layer on top

Full interior

When you open up the card, you see this!

Pop up closeup

The new Text Block: You Did It die works great as a pop up feature.  By using scor-tape on the left and right sides and doing the appropriate scoring, this easy card feature can take your projects to a whole new level!  I cut the die from Summer Sunrise cardstock and then cut just the triangular banners out using patterned papers.

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I used the same patterned papers to accent either side of the Text Block.

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This can be customized for other congratulatory occasions as well just by swapping out the sentiment on the front!

Congrats Grad Card

My next grad project uses the new Enclosed Graduate set.  I love this extra large cap die, it is such a great focal point.

Congrats

I die-cut the hat from True Black cardstock and then also cut the congrats cap frame.  With a few snips, I cut the "congrats" from the frame and adhered it to the cap.  The word was then coated with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry.

Tassel

I made my own gold tassel with embroidery floss and attached it to the cap with a gold brad.

2015 border

The small "2015" in the Enclosed: Graduate stamp set is great for creating borders like this.

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The Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal was the perfect background for this card.  I was able to create an ombre effect with a variety of cardstock colors.  You could also use school colors for the background stripes.

So Proud Card

I have another easy grad card to share with you.  This one is great for showcasing school colors with pride, here I have used Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise.  I cut the Pure Poppy card front twice with the Enclosed: Graduate die and adhered the whole piece to my white card base with foam tape.  I love the dimension this adds!

Congrats closeup

The Enclosed: Graduate congrats frame was cut three times from Smokey Shadow cardstock and sandwiched together.  I stamped the "So proud of you" sentiment from Enclosed: Graduate in True Black and then added the die-cut tassel.  It was stamped with the coordinating image in Orange Zest.

Interior

The interior of this card is stamped with one of the fantastic sentiments from Tucked In: Congratulations.

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A super easy card design that can totally become one of you "go-to" layouts whenever you have graduations to celebrate!

Bright Future Card

I could hardly wait to break out Lizzie's new Retro Style Graduation set.  It is SO fun to use and really holds so many possibilities.

Sign closeup

This sign configuration is just one of many options in this set!  I stamped the various parts using Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise and True Black.  The grad portion was die-cut from Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped in Tropical Teal.

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I added some die-cut Sketched Stars in Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise and Tropical Teal to help accent the colors of the sign.

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A Smokey Shadow card base seemed like a great "retro" finishing touch.

Retro Birthday Card

 Using the same sign from Retro Style Graduation, I was able to add in some additional stamps from Retro Style Birthday Sentiments to create a great birthday card.  I love getting versatility from my stamps like this!

Stripes

I cut a block of Summer Sunrise cardstock at an angle and stamped it with Background Basics: Super Stripes using Orange Zest ink.

Sign closeup

This time the sign was stamped in Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse, with "cake" cut from Hibiscus Burst and stamped in Pure Poppy.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Do you have a graduation coming up that you'll be celebrating?  Do you already have a list of graduation cards and other projects you need to make this year?  Can you see these products helping you tackle that list?  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, March 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 March Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

More-inspiration

 

Betsy

Betsy Veldman will be featuring Retro Style Graduation + Birthday Sentiments.

 

Heather

Heather Nichols will be highlighting Text Block: You Did It die + Tucked In: Congratulations.

 

Maile

Maile Belles will be showcasing Enclosed: Graduate + Keep It Simple: Graduate.

 

Dawn

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

 

Lizzie

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

My-supplies

YOU DID IT POP UP CARD

  • STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Graduation (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Summer Sunrise Polka Dot, Hibiscus Burst Bitty Dot, Limeade Ice Gingham, Hawaiian Shores Stripes
  • OTHER: Text Block: You Did It die, Book Print Numbers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

GOLD TASSEL CARD

  • STAMPS: Enclosed: Graduate (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, True Black
  • OTHER: Enclosed: Graduate dies, Cover Plate Stripes Horizontal, gold floss, gold brad, Glossy Accents
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

SO PROUD OF YOU GRAD CARD

  • STAMPS: Enclosed: Graduate, Tucked In: Congratulations (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Enclosed: Graduate dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BRIGHT FUTURE GRAD CARD

  • STAMPS: Retro Style Graduation (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Retro Style dies, Sketched Stars dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

MAKE WAY FOR CAKE CARD

  • STAMPS: Retro Style Graduation, Retro Style Birthday Sentiments (available March 15th) Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Retro Style die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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