Introducing Center Style, Watercooler Talk and Southwestern Style

Today, we're covering all the bases with everything from highly requested sentiments to trendy, and stylish images to classic stamps and dies you can use on nearly any card!  Hopefully, there's something here for everyone….!


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If you’ve ever needed to make a card for a co-worker and wished you had just the right sentiment, we’ve got the perfect set for you!  Watercooler Talk was designed to help you create cards for all sorts of office occasions, including promotions, office holidays and more!  Pair these stamps with the Center Style: Masculine or Center Style: Feminine stamps and dies, to create quick, yet polished and professional cards for coworkers, bosses, assistants and more!

The Details:

  • Watercooler Talk will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Watercooler Talk contains a total of xx images.  The “HAPPY” sentiment measures 2” x 1/2”.  The “Wishing you all the best…” sentiment measures 2-1/8” x 5/8”.  The “Employee Appreciation Day” sentiment measures 1-3/8” x 1/4”.




Center Style: Feminine and Center Style: Masculine were designed to give you a quick, yet elegant and professional option for creating cards for co-workers, when paired with the sentiments from Watercooler Talk!  However, these stamps and dies can be paired with nearly any stamps you may already have in your arsenal, making them a great addition to your collection!  Use them to create quick, polished cards or add loads of texture and dimension by using them layered behind other images.  You’ll love discovering all sorts of ways to use these versatile new stamp sets and dies!

The Details:

  • Center Style: Feminine will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Center Style: Feminine contains a total of 9 images.  The largest solid scalloped image measures 2-3/4” x 3/4”.  The long solid image measures 2-5/8” x 1/2”.  The flourish image measure 1-1/8” x 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $11.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.  The main frame measures 3" x 4-5/8".




And here's the masculine version!

The Details:

  • Center Style: Masculine will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Center Style: Masculine contains a total of 5 images.  The largest diamond-patterned image measures 2-1/4” x 1-1/8”.  The solid rectangle image measures 2-1/4” x 1/2”.  The thin chevron image measures 2-1/4” x 1/2”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $11.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies.  The main frame measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/8".


Southwestern Style is a versatile pattern building set.  Build focal points, borders and backgrounds with ease.   With this set a multitude of combinations and color combos are ready at your fingertips.  Mix and match to your heart’s desire.  These pieces were designed so that they could nestle together making it easy to incorporate multiple colors seamlessly.  Southwester Style is a great basic to add to your stamp collection!

The Details:

  • Southwestern Style will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Southwestern Style contains a total of 13 images.  The largest image measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", the largest pattern strip measures 4" x 3/8", the dot pattern strip measures 4" x 1/8", the "Have A Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 2 1/8" x 3/8", and the "Hello" stamp measures 1 1/4" x 3/8".


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

All the Best Card

My first card is a little something bright and cheery for the workplace. 


I used the beautiful new Center Style: Feminine to begin.  I trimmed the top and bottom off and stamped the sentiment (from Watercooler Talk) on the center portion.  The top and bottom were accented with a strip of Summer Sunrise cardstock.  The top portion also has the addition of a paper bow.


I stamped the background myself using the new Plaid Builders set.  Because of the clever way that Betsy designed this set, it came out perfectly and I was done with it in no time at all.  We'll be sharing more details about this set later in the week!


Everything was adhered to a Raspberry Fizz card base.

Welcome Aboard Card

This is another simple card for the workplace.  You could do this with any monochromatic color scheme and swap out the sentiment for anything appropriate from Watercooler Talk.


I used the Center Style: Feminine die again, this time with Hawaiian Shores cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Tropical Teal, along with the frame accents at the top and bottom.


I stamped the pre-assembled floral cluster from Mini Blooms onto the corner of the card and the center frame.  The flowers were accented with a white gel pen.


I like that this card could really be used for just about any type of occasion, which is perfect to be filed away for reference when you need something quick and easy!

We'll Miss You Card

Now for something a bit more masculine.  I kept this design really simple since it is another workplace design.  Many times in the workplace you don't know a lot about someone's personal life, so it is best to keep card designs clean and simple and focus on just conveying the message.  One of my favorite color schemes for masculine cards is Canyon Clay and Ocean Tides.  Here I created the base layer With Ocean Tides Polka Dot paper and cut the Center Style: Masculine frame from Canyon Clay.


I added the Watercooler Talk sentiment to the middle on a second layer of cardstock with Vintage Cream ink.

Cheers Card

The new Southwestern Style set is fun and easy to use with all of the mixing and matching options that Maile built in!


Here I played with several of the border strips to create this trendy stack of tribal accents.  The colors are soft and feminine, even though many of the shapes are geometric.  I used Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening and Aqua Mist.


Everything was simply attached to a Classic Kraft card base.  Nice and flat and super easy to mail!  You could really swap out the sentiment for any occasion on this design as well!

Tribal Father's Day Card

My dad is an avid outdoorsman and sometimes it can be a bit difficult to come up with the design for his Father's Day card each year.  The Southwestern Style set is the perfect answer to that!  I used masculine colors here, Terracotta Tile and Summer Sunrise, stamped directly onto Kraft cardstock.


The sentiment was added in True Black from Keep It Simple: Father.  I accented above and below it with a line of stitching created with my white gel pen.  I also used the pen to accent the southwestern designs.  



I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Is the Southwestern Style calling your name?  Do you make cards for co-workers?  Are you loving the versatility of the Center Style line-up?  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, May 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 May Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!




Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Center Style: Feminine.



Heather Nichols will be featuring Center Style: Masculine.



Dawn McVey will be highlighting Watercooler Talk.



Laura Bassen will be featuring Southwestern Style.



CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.



  • STAMPS: Watercooler Talk, Plaid Builder (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Center Style: Feminine die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Watercooler Talk, Center Style: Feminine (available May 15th) Mini Blooms
  • INK: Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: Center Style: Feminine die, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Watercooler Talk (available May 15th)
  • INK: Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Canyon Clay, Ocean Tides Polka Dot, Rustic Cream
  • OTHER: Center Style: Masculine die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Southwestern Style (available May 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Classic Kraft
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Southwestern Style, Keep It Simple: Father (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: white gel pen, ruler
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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