Summertime is in full swing in our product peeks and inspiration for you today!  We're dreaming of lazy summer days and all the joys they can bring.  Grab something summery to drink and kick back for some summertime fun!


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A Second Helping Of Sunshine is a follow up companion to the Bowl Of Sunshine stamp set. This set expands the variety ofthrowback kitchen wares with two additional bowl designs and the introduction of a vintage spring scale. The charming pears and cherries in this set are sure to put a smile on your face, especially when paired with the coordinating die collection. You’ll love how easy it is to create projects full of color and sweetness with these images!

The Details: 

  • Second Helping Of Sunshine will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Second Helping Of Sunshine contains a total of 17 images.  The bowl images measure just over 1 1/2” wide x 3/4” tall. The scale measures just under 1 3/8” x 1 3/4” tall. The pile of pears measures 1 1/2” wide x 7/10” tall. The pile of cherries measures just under 1 1/2” wide x just under 1/2” tall. The “What’s weighing on you?” sentiment measures 2” wide x just over 1/4” tall. The “Hello there, friend” sentiment measures 1 7/8” wide x just under 3/8” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 6 dies. 




Quilts have a classic, timeless beauty!  Now you can recreate the pretty double pinwheel block using the new Quilted: Summer stamp set.  Combining the Quilted: Summer stamps with the coordinating die collection will allow you to quickly and easily create beautiful paper quilts to use on your handmade cards and gifts.  There are lots of summery accents included in the set as well – multi-step pinwheels, flowers, and butterflies.  The sentiments in this set are perfect for sending a little sunshine to someone special.    

The Details: 

  • Quilted: Summer will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Quilted: Summer contains a total of 23 images.  The assembled quilt block, included the die, measures 3 1/8” square.  The larger triangles measure just under 1 ¼” wide on each side.  The smaller triangles measure just over 7/8” on each side.  The larger butterfly measures just over 7/8” wide and ¾” high.  The assembled flower bouquet measures 1 ¼” wide and 1 5/8” high.  The “one stitch at a time…” sentiment measures just under 3” wide and just over ½” high.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $12.  This collection includes a total of 7 wired dies.  The assembled quilt block measures 3".



Plaid is a classic that never goes out of style!  Now it’s easier than ever to stamp gorgeous multi-color plaid backgrounds with the new Plaid Builder set.  Multiple images are grouped together on one stamp, taking the guess-work out of building plaid patterns, and making them come together quickly with just a few impressions.  Options abound – use all of the images to build a complex pattern, or use just a few to create a simpler design.  The stamps are long enough to allow you to easily stamp diagonal patterns that will cover an entire A2 card front.  There is also an optional stitching line that can be added in anywhere to your plaid patterns.  And you’re definitely not limited to plaids – of course this set is great for creating striped patterns too!

The Details: 

  • Plaid Builder will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Plaid Builder contains a total of xx images.  The Plaid Builder strips all measure 7 ½” long.  The overall size of the set of triple stripes measures just under 1 ¼” high.  The scalloped strip measures just over 1/8” high.

 Betsy has all kinds of pointers to show you about the new Plaid Builder set in this short video that she put together!



Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the cards!  Today is all about inspiring you with color and images that evoke sweet summertime. We not only created some summertime inspired projects for you, they have also shared our favorite summertime color schemes.  You can pin the individual color graphics that appeal to you or download all of them in one printable pdf at the bottom of the post! 

Sending Sunshine Card


For my first project I used New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest paired with Betsy's new Quilted: Summer set.  There is just something about this color scheme that makes you smile!

Quilt closeup

I die-cut the quilt block from white cardstock and stamped the bits and pieces with the coordinating stamps from the set using the established color scheme.  To help bring all of the colors together, I created my own custom stamped mix on two of the triangles.  I started with the floral pattern from the set stamped in Aqua Mist, followed by the leaves in New Leaf and some smaller flowers in Limeade Ice.  Copic Markers Y38 and B45 were used  to add pops of additional color to the flower centers.


The sentiment (from the previously released Doodlie-do set) was heat embossed in white onto Aqua Mist cardstock.  I trimmed it down into a block and and added it to the center of the quilt square.


The card base for this was cut down to a slim 4" wide rather than 4-1/4" so that the corners of the quilt block would extend over the edge for added visual interest, while still fitting in a standard A2 envelope.

Hello Friend Card


My next project uses Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal as a fun summertime inspired scheme.  These colors paired up with Lizzie's new Second Helping of Sunshine set make it almost two easy to create a card that makes you yearn for the lazy days of summer!


I did a lot of double inking on this card to help add depth and interest.  Th vintage Pyrex bowl was inked in Aqua Mist and then the top edge was blended with Tropical Teal ink for extra shading.  The cherries were inked with a combination of Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz, then finished with Simply Chartreuse leaves.


I used the large triangles from Quilted: Summer to create a border that grounds the bowl of cherries.  The gingham triangles were first inked in Summer Sunrise and then blended with Orange Zest.  For the floral triangles, I used a similar process as my first card today.  I stamped them with the florals from Quilted: Summer using Hibiscus Burst, followed by leaves in Simply Chartreuse and tiny flowers in Tropical Teal.  I used the Y38 Copic marker to accent the centers of the tiny flowers.  Integrating all of these colors into the triangles helps to bring out the same colors that were used in the bowl of cherries, making everything cohesive.


Everything was adhered to an Aqua Mist card front.  The sentiment (from Second Helping of Sunshine) was heat embossed in white just above the quilted border.  I used a white gel pen to add a line of stitching underneath the border as a finishing touch.

Lovely Day Card


My last card today is actually inspired by a box of fruit popsicles I purchased recently!  And what says summer more than ice cold popsicles!  The scheme is Terracotta Tile, Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise.


This bouquet from Quilted: Summer was inked with Terracotta Tile, Plum Pudding and Hibiscus Burst, followed by the addition of a Summer Sunrise center and Ripe Avocado Leaves.  The sentiment (from the previously released Scrolling Script) was heat embossed onto the Classic Kraft cardstock card front.  White crochet thread accents the little bouquet and I also wrapped some around the card front for additional interest.

Plaid closeup

The background I created using Plaid Builder really helps to bring this color scheme to life.   I was able to create an A2-sizewd sheet of it in a matter of minutes, then cut it into strips so I could create more than one card with it.



Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!  





Amy says, "Pinwheels, sunshine, butterflies, fresh fruit — summer is coming to Papertrey this month! Lizzie's Second Helping of Sunshine is delightful, and Betsy's summer quilt set is utterly charming. What has my heart skipping a beat is the Plaid Builder background set. Endless possibilities for stamping custom plaid patterns!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.




Ashley says, "Summer is my favorite season. I love the warm weather and colors that embrace our presence. Today, I have a couple of cards inspired by those bright, cheerful, summertime color palettes. Stop by to see how I've used Second Helping of Sunshine and Quilted: Summer to welcome the summer season with open arms."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.




Betsy says, "Bright, summery colors and patterns are right up my alley, so crafting at this time of year is just such a joy!  The two sets we’re featuring today just scream summer, and they’re just so much fun to create with.  Come on over and see all of the projects I have waiting for you using the new Quilted: Summer and Second Helping sets!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.




Dawn says, "You are in for a major treat with these darling new stamp sets!!  I'm just in love with the vintage scale image from Lizzie's new set — pair it with vintage bowls and I'm in heaven!  And not only that, but I had a ton of fun creating my own little paper quilt with Betsy's newest Quilted stamp set!  I think you will too!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.




Heather says, "Summer is coming soon and one thing I look forward to is packing up a lunch and taking my family to the park to picnic or spend the afternoon at the lake. I thought of summer picnics right away when I saw the new Quilted: Summer and Second Helping of Sunshine sets and the projects that I am sharing today came together so easily!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.




Laura says, "It is so much fun to customize these new sets with seasonal color schemes. Summer has such fun, vibrant colors that are right up my alley, and the Plaid Builder is a hands down, must-have stamp lovers dream set."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.




Laurie says, "Summer is upon us and there are so many gorgeous colors out there to brighten your day!  I have a couple of very summery cards to share using 3 new gorgeous sets, all using one fabulous color combo!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.




 Maile says, "Indigo is quite the rage in fashion this summer.  The watercolor look in shaded of blue.  Not the typical summer color combo you may expect, but my own wardrobe is filled with shades of blue and I couldn't help but fix my summer themed projects for today's group post on indigo!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.




Melissa says, "There are certain things from my childhood that always remind me of summertime, one is fresh fruit… specifically ripe, juicy cherries.  We picked cherries as a family each summer and what we didn’t enjoy fresh from the tree, we’d bottle.  The new Second Helping of Sunshine is like taking a short trip down memory lane to my childhood and I can already tell this set will be a favorite of mine…not to mention I’m a sucker for vintage scales!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.



CLICK HERE to Download PTI Summer Inspiration Cards


I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are you officially dreaming of summer now, like we are?  Was there a particular project or product that caught your eye?  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 13th 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!




CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.




  • STAMPS: Quilted: Summer (available May 15th) Doodlie-do
  • INK: Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Quilted: Summer dies, white filigree embossing powder, Copic Markers (Y38, B45)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilted: Summer, Second Helping of Sunshine (available May 15th)
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Quilted: Summer dies, Second Helping of Sunshine dies, white filigree embossing powder, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilted: Summer, Plaid Builder (available May 15th) Scrolling Script
  • INK: Terracotta Tile, Plum Pudding, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Quilted: Summer dies, white filigree embossing powder, white crochet thread, white gel pen, corner chomper
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/2"
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