Introducing Great Card Making Basics!

Card making basics are invaluable to paper crafters!  They're the type of product you can reach for again and again, for years to come, and can get not only a ton of mileage out of, but also a great return on your crafty investment!  We're happy to be sharing with you today, a whole selection of great new card making basics, that you're sure to want to add to your paper-crafting stash!

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New-products

  Brushed-Blooms

Brushed-Blooms-dies

With the new Brushed Blooms set you don’t have to be an artist to create beautiful artwork with a hand-painted or watercolor look!  Let Brushed Blooms do all the work for you!  Stamp the flowers and leaves with their two-step brushstroke layers to create realistic shading, or combine this set with your favorite technique to really bring it to life!  Use the blooms with the large stem to create a pretty pre-arranged bouquet, or use the blooms with the individual leaves to create your own custom floral accents and backgrounds. 

The Details:

  • Brushed Blooms will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Brushed Blooms contains a total of 24 images.  The assembled bouquet, as shown, measures just under 2 ½” wide and just over 4” tall.  The largest flower image measures just under 1 3/8” wide and just over 1 3/8” high.  The “always” sentiment measures just under 2 ½” wide and ¾” high.
  • A coordinating dies will be available for sale separately, retailing for  $11.

 

Sentiment-splits

Sentiment Splits was made to coordinate with the Sentiment Splits die collection.  These phrases fit perfectly into the space provided by the die cut panels, once they are in place.  Fun and bold fonts were selected to allow these phrases to really stand out.  Use the sentiments without the dies too; they will look great layered on top of or next to any other images already included in your stamp collection.  

The Details:

  • Sentiment Splits will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Sentiment Splits contains a total of 13 images.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 3" x 1/2", the "Thank You" sentiment measures 2 1/8" x 3/8", the "You're Quite Wonderful" sentiment measures 2 5/8" x 3/8" and the "Just A Note" sentiment measures 1 7/8" x 3/8".

 

 

Maile Belles is famous for her split card front technique and now she has designed a collection of dies perfect for recreating the look with just one cut!  With two sizes included in each die set you can mat the layers or use them separately for different looks.  The sentiments in the coordinating stamp set will tuck perfectly in the opening created with the dies!  There are four styles to choose from!

Sentiment-Splits-Curve-Vertical

The Details: 

  • Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die collection will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die collection contains a total of 4 wired dies.  The largest top die measures 4-1/4" x 4-1/2", the smallest top die measures 3-7/8" x 4-1/4", the largest bottom die measures 4-1/4" x 1-1/4", the smallest bottom die measures3-7/8" x 7/8".

  

Sentiment-Splits-Curve-Horizontal

The Details: 

  • Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die collection will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal die collection contains a total of 4 wired dies.  The largest top die measures 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", the smallest top die measures 5-1/8" x 3", the largest bottom die measures 5-1/2" x 1-1/4", the smallest bottom die measures 5-1/8" x 7/8".

 

Sentiment-Splits-Angle-Vertical

The Details: 

  • Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die collection will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical die collection contains a total of 4 wired dies.  The largest top die measures 4-1/4" x 4-1/4", the smallest top die measures 3-7/8" x 3-3/4", the largest bottom die measures 4-1/4" x 1-1/4", the smallest bottom die measures 3-7/8" x 1".

 

Sentiment-Splits-Angle-Horizontal

The Details: 

  • Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal die collection will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $17.
  • Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal die collection contains a total of 4 wired dies.  The largest top die measures 5-1/2" x 3", the smallest top die measures 5-1/8" x 2-5/8", the largest bottom die measures 5-1/2" x 1-1/4", the smallest bottom die measures 5-1/8" x 7/8".

 

 

You've-Been-Framed

You've-Been-Framed-Diamond-dies

The You’ve Been Framed collection is the perfect basic to add to your stamp collection!  Use the various triangle elements in this set to turn your favorite sentiments into pretty focal points.  The elements in this set are also designed to coordinate with any of the Keep It Simple sentiment sets.  The various triangle designs will also make beautiful borders and backgrounds. 

The Details:

  • You've Been Framed: Diamond will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • You've Been Framed: Diamond contains a total of 10 images.  The solid/scroll triangle measures 1 7/8” wide and 5/8” high.  The “thinking of you” sentiment measures 1 7/8” side and just under ¾” high.  The “enjoy your special day” sentiment measures just under 1 ½” wide and 7/8” high.  The smallest triangle measures just under ½” wide and 3/8” high.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $15.  This collection includes a total of 6 wired dies.  The overall frame measures 3-3/4" x 5".  The center diamond measures 3-1/8" x 2-1/4"

 

 

You've-Been-Framed-Hexagon-dies

The images in this set coordinate with the You’ve Been Framed: Hexagon die collection.  Use the large label and coordinating triangle images to create multi-color frames for your sentiments.  The elements in this set are also designed to coordinate with any of the Keep It Simple sentiment sets.  The large label image is also ideal for creating tags! 

The Details:

  • You've Been Framed: Hexagon will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • You've Been Framed: Hexagon contains a total of 9 images.  The large hexagon frame measures just under 3 1/8” wide and 1 5/8” tall.  The “thank you” sentiment measures just over 1 ¾” wide and ½” high.  The triangle images measure just under 1 ¾” wide and ¼” high.  The banner measures just under 1 ¾” wide and ½” high.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $15.  This collection includes a total of 4 wired dies.  The overall frame measures 3-3/4" x 5".  The center hexagon measures 3-1/8" x 1-3/4".

 

 

You've-Been-Framed-Oval-dies

The images in this set coordinate with the You’ve Been Framed: Oval die collection.  The half-ovals can be stamped above and/or below your sentiments to create multi-color frames.  The leaf and flower images can be mixed and matched to achieve many different looks.  The elements in this set are also designed to coordinate with any of the Keep It Simple sentiment sets.  All of the sets in the You’ve Been Framed collection are ideal for creating tags as well!

The Details:

  • You’ve Been Framed: Oval will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • You’ve Been Framed: Oval contains a total of 14 images.  The “happy birthday” sentiment measures 2 5/8” wide and 3/8” high.  The striped half-oval measures just over 2 7/8” wide and just under ½” high.  The smaller multi-floral swag measures just under 2” wide and just over ¼” high.  The circular flowers measure just under 3/8”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $15.  This collection includes a total of 5 wired dies.  The overall frame measures 3-3/4" x 5".  The center oval measures 3-1/8" x 1-3/8".

 

Noted
 

Noted-die

This set has everything you need to create a wonderful stationery ensemble. There is a background image, a larger script sentiment, smaller coordinating words & sentiments, and several images to use on your creations. 

The Details:

  • Noted will be available for purchase on March 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Noted contains a total of 13 images.  The chevron background image is 6” wide and is just over 1 1/2” tall. The “hello” word is 1 1/4” tall and is just under 2 1/2” wide. The largest heart image is just over 5/8” tall and just over 1/2” wide.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 2-1/2" x 1-1/4".

 

 

 

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

You're Quite Wonderful Card

My first project uses one of Maile's new Sentiment Splits dies.  I just love how quick and easy it is to get this effect, and I know the sentiment will fit within the opening perfectly every time with no guesswork or measuring!  I cut the largest Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical from Tropical Teal cardstock and then edged the pieces with a gold paint pen using a ruler as a guide.

Flowers

The new Brushed Blooms dies are cut from Raspberry Fizz and New Leaf cardstocks.  I stamped the flowers with the coordinating shading images using Pure Poppy ink and accented with dots from a white gel pen.  The leaves were stamped with Pinefeather and also accented with a white gel pen.

Sentiment

The sentiment tucks in nicely right in between the two pieces, stamped in True Black directly onto the white card base.

Side

The Sentiment Splits pieces were adhered with foam tape so there is more emphasis on the layers.

Always Here For You Card

My next project uses the new Brushed Blooms exclusively.  This set makes it so easy to create a beautiful watercolored look.  I couldn't help but dream of even more color combinations!

Flower

I stamped the leaves in Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse.  The large blooms are done in Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz.  The smaller flowers in Hawaiian Shores.  And here's a little tip.  To get more of a soft watercolor look without havign to add water, stamp repeatedly without re-inking.

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The sentiment was stamped in the center in True Black ink and this is balanced with a few wraps of gold thread that is finished with a bow.

Sparkle Hello Notecard Set

Next up is Heather's fantastic new Noted set.  The huge chevron border looks stunning when you ink it in an ombre effect.  Here I used Hawaiian Shores and Blueberry Sky.  

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The "Hello" was die-cut from white cardstock and colored with a copic marker and then covered with Prisma Glitter.

Sentiment and flap

You may have noticed the pretty envelope in the background.  I edges the envelope with a copic marker using a ruler.  Then followed up with 1/8" Scor-tape and Prisma Glitter.  The end result is an amazing envelope that looks very expensive and will certainly impress the recipient!

10 Minute Birthday Card

My next three cards are the results of having 30 minutes until dinner would be ready last night and challenging myself to use all three of the new You've Been Framed sets within that remaining time.  I'm pleased to say that because of Betsy's awesome new collection, I was able to get them all done, taking a mere ten minutes each!  This is a birthday card that uses the Oval set.

Focal

The center oval is die-cut from white and then stamped with the coordinating images.

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Spring Rain striped paper was die-cut and used at the top and the bottom.  Tip: when placing the pieces, go ahead and use the frame as a guide for placement, even if it won't be staying permanently. 

10 Minute Thinking of You Card

Here's a Thinking of You version using You've Been Framed: Diamond.

Focal

The center was stamped in Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet.

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Aqua Mist Polka Dot Paper is added as an accent above and below the focal point.

10 Minute Thank You Card

One more for you! Who doesn't need a constant supply of thank you cards?

Focal

I stamped the focal point in Ornage Zest, Summer Sunrise and Ocean Tides.  Summer Sunrise Striped cardstock is used as the accent.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  We told you we had a lot of great new basics to introduce!  Are you just chomping at the bit to add some of these new items to your stash?  Which ones do you see yourself getting the most use out of?  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 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 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

 

Melissa

Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Brushed Blooms.

 

Laura

Laura Bassen will be featuring Sentiment Splits.

 

Dawn

Dawn McVey will be highlighting the You've Been Framed Collection.

 

Danielle

Danielle Flanders will be showcasing Noted.

 

Betsy

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

 

Heather
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

 

Lizzie

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

 

Maile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

 

My-supplies

ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Brushed Blooms (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream Linen Cardstock
  • OTHER: gold thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

YOU'RE QUITE WONDERFUL CARD

  • STAMPS: Brushed Blooms, Sentiment Splits (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical, Brushed Blooms dies, white gel pen, gold paint pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HELLO NOTECARD SET

  • STAMPS: Noted (available March 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Noted die, BG23 Copic Marker, 1/8" Scor-tape, Prisma Glitter, ruler
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

10 MINUTE BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: You've Been Framed: Oval (available March 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain Stripes
  • OTHER: You've Been Framed: Oval die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

10 MINUTE THINKING OF YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: You've Been Framed: Diamond (available March 15th)
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist Polka Dots
  • OTHER: You've Been Framed: Diamond die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

10 MINUTE THANK YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: You've Been Framed: Hexagon (available March 15th)
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise Stripes
  • OTHER: You've Been Framed: Hexagon dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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