It's all about birthdays today!!  It's the number one occasion for card-makers and we've got all kinds of new products to help you create in style, for the next birthday on your calendar!  You're gonna want these great new items that you're sure to get a ton of mileage out of!


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Enclosed: Cupcake is the fifth 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: Basic 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: Cupcake will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Enclosed: Cupcake contains a total of 11 images.  The “Celebrate” sentiment measures 2-1/4” x 1/2”.  The cupcake pleats image measure 2-3/8” x 1-1/4”.  The candle image measure 1-1/4” x 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $21.  This collection includes a total of 5 dies.  assembled cupcake measures 3" x 3-7/8"




Caution: Another Year Older is a fun new birthday borders set, complete with party hats, candles, and three caution tapes. From birthday cards and tags to favors and scrapbook pages, these festive borders will add a perfect touch of age-old fun to any birthday project.

The Details: 

  • Caution: Another Year Older will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Caution: Another Year Older contains a total of 5 images.  Each border is approximately 5-1/2 inches wide. The party hat and candle borders are about 3/4 inch tall each, the caution tapes about 1/4 inch tall each.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies.  party hats 5-1/2" x 7/8", candles 5-1/2" x 3/4", strip 5-1/2" x 1/2



Nothing says “party” like crepe streamers! This set embraces celebrations of all kinds and allows you to create colorful scenes and backgrounds with ease. The cheery collection of sentiments gives you the versatility to recognize all sorts of happy occasions. Pair Hooray with balloons and sequins to add even more festive flair. You’ll fall in love with this set and all of its lighthearted options.

The Details: 

  • Hooray will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Hooray contains a total of 13 images.  The wider streamers measure 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" long. The narrower streamers measure 1/5" wide by 5 1/2" long. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 3/5" tall by 2 1/3" wide. The "Not a year older…" sentiment measures 2/5" tall by just over 2" long. The "It’s time to" sentiment measures 3/20" tall by just under 1” wide.



Lizzie has also designed a collection of patterned papers inspired by her awesome stamp set.  There are pastels, brights and even masculine color schemes.  A little something for any recipient!

The Details: 

  • Hooray paper collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Hooray paper collection contains 36 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") sheets, 4 sheets each of 9 designs.
  • Printed on our signature white linen paper.
  • Coordinates with the following color groups- The "pastels" group includes:  Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist.  The "bold" group includes: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold and Hawaiian Shores.  The "boys" group includes: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy.




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: 

  • Good Times will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Good Times contains a total of 19 images.  The confetti background image is 6” wide and is just over 1 1/2” tall. The “celebrate” word is 3 3/4” wide and just under 7/8” tall. The larger outline star image is just over 3/4” in width and height.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies.  celebrate 3-3/4" x 7/8", wish 1-7/8" x 7/8"




Whether it be a special accessory for just the birthday boy/girl or mass-produced for all the guests, these party hats are easy to make with just two pieces. The Limitless Layers 1.75" circle die will layer with the fringed circle nicely.  

The Details: 

  • Party Hat die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $21.
  • Party Hat contains a total of 7 dies.  Party hat die 7-3/8" x 5-3/4", Birthday 3" x 1-1/4", Boy and Girl each 1-1/2" x 3/8", medallion 2-1/2" diameter, large star 5/8", small star 1/4", star frame 7/8".



Add fun detail to your party hats with these trims sold separately.  The fringed trim can be adhered along the center to the bottom edge of the hat, then you can "crinkle" all of the little tabs.  You can layer even more than one for more dimension.

The Details: 

  • Party Hat Trims die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $21.
  • Party Hat Trims contains a total of 3 dies.  star trim & scalloped trims each 1-3/4" x 7-1/8", fringe trim 2-3/8" x 7-1/4"



Stamp and embellish this adorable mini cupcake box for little treats or favors.  It's a snap to put together after you cut two pieces.  Sequin sprinkles anyone?

The Details: 

  • Favor It: Cupcake Box die will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Favor It: Cupcake Box die is a single die.  2 1/2" at base, 2 7/8" wide, 3" tall



The fun fonts for this new text block are great for birthdays of all sorts.  The horizontal orientation is a great new twist that offers up a few new design options too!

The Details: 

  • Text Block: Horizontal Birthday die will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $8.
  • Text Block: Horizontal Birthday die is a single die.  2-7/8" x 3-7/8"



By customer request, we're bringing you these fabulous new stitching dies!  They're great for adding ages or birthdays to projects!

The Details: 

  • Sew Stylish Numbers die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $14.
  • Sew Stylish Numbers die/collection contains two sets of 9 dies (18 dies total).  Each die averages about 1-1/8" tall x 7/8" wide


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

13 Birthday Girl Ensemble

Hannah will be turning the big 13 in August, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to make her a special party day hat and card.

Birthday Girl Card

I challenged myself to use the dies from the Party Hat & Party Hat Trims die collections to make the card.

Card trim

I cut a piece of Orange Zest Polka Dot paper with this Party Hat Trims die, then inlaid a piece of Raspberry Fizz cardstock cut with the same die in place.


The sentiment was die-cut with the words found in the Party Hat die collection, "Birthday" having two layers for more dimension.  I did some partial inking with one of the "praying for you" stamps from the Keep It Simple collection, using True Black ink.

Party Hat

The party hat came together really quickly and I just know that Hannah is going to love wearing it on her birthday.  I made the base of the hat from Orange Zest polka dot paper.  I highly recommend using patterned paper for the hat rather than cardstock, it bends a lot easier so the hat is easier to assemble.

Hat medallion

I added the medallion to the front of the hat by die-cutting two layers of Summer Sunrise cardstock using the medallion die from the Party Hat die collection.  The Limitless Layers 1-3/4" circle die fits nicely in the center.  The new Sew Stylish Number dies were the perfect thing to add to the center of the medallion and make it more personalized for Hannah.

Party hat trim

I added this die-cut Party Trim to the bottom, using Raspberry Fizz cardstock.  I recommend adhering the two party hat bases together flat and then adhering the trims while everything is still flat.  It's way easier this way!


I added a white pompom to the top of the hat.  I found the easiest thing to do was to use a needle to thread a piece of crochet thread through the pompom and adhere the tails of thread inside the hat.  It took just a few seconds and made the pompom nice and sturdy.

Hooray 40 Card

I just love the new paper pad that Lizzie designed to coordinate with her Hooray stamp set!  These streamers are just so fun and festive!  I went for a quick and easy card that could be customized for any age!  You could even swap out the paper for one of the designs that has more masculine colors if you wanted to make it for a guy!


I die-cut the age from the side of the paper using the Sew Stylish Numbers dies.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from Hooray onto Raspberry Fizz cardstock and trimmed it into strips.  These were adhered above the die-cut numbers.


To add a little more interest, I added some shimmer to all of the streamers using a Gelly Roll pen.


I adhered the paper to a white card base so the contrasting color showed through the holes that make up the numbers.

Cupcake Ensemble

The new Enclosed: Cupcake and Favor It: Cupcake Box dies are a match that is just made to be fabulous!

Celebration Cupcake Card

I started by stamping some flowers from Mini Blooms in two of the corners of the card front.

Cupcake bottom

I then added the Enclosed: Cupcake details.  The main cupcake was cut from Sheer Basics bitty dot vellum, then layered with the cupcake celebrate frame cut from white cardstock.  The cupcake liner, complete with the score lines detail Dawn incorporated into the die, is the last layer.


I die-cut and stamped a birthday candle to add to the top of the cupcake.  Sprinkles of Faux Snow provide a nice sparkly finish.

Cupcake top

I cut the cupcake box from white cardstock and stamped some of the top tabs with the same flowers as the card.  I cut extras of the box from Aqua Mist and trimmed the bottom off with scalloped scissors to create a cupcake liner.  I used the tag from Ahoy (cut from Hibiscus Burst) to stamp the "Enjoy" sentiment from the Enclosed: Cupcake set in Pure Poppy.  This was attached with a Pure Poppy button and Baker's Twine.


A sweet little ensemble to celebrate a sweet birthday!

Confetti Trio Cards

For my last projects today I have a quick little trio that take no time at all.  You could easily mass produce these in a variety of colors to keep on hand for those last minute birthdays!

Orange Confetti Card

The gorgeous full length confetti stamp allows you to get this popular look with just ONE impression!  I thought it would be fun to ink the stamp in an ombre fashion using four ink colors.   Here I have used Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay and Summer Sunrise.  I made a second impression, slightly off drom the original impression, without re-inking to give it a more artistic look.

Orange celebrate

The word "celebrate" was die-cut twice, once from white cardstock and once from Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets.  The white version was sponged with the same ink colors used on the card.  I adhered the gold version to the card first, then added the ombre version on top of that, creating a slight "gold" shadow.  The companion sentiment was added underneath in True Black ink.

Pink Confetti Card

Pink celebrate

This version uses Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry and Summer Sunrise.

Green Confetti Card

Green celebrate

And this uses Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Ripe Avocado and Limeade Ice.


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



Amy says, "Birthdays are without a doubt the most fun stamping occasion, and even more fun with all the new goodies this month. The party hat die and cupcake favor box will have you creating the most adorable, custom ensembles for all the birthday boys and girls in your life! And Dawn's new Enclosed set is the icing on the {cup}cake!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.




Ashley says, "Birthdays are one of the main reasons I make and give cards. The new stamps and dies are not only fun to work with, but make you look like a birthday party planner gone wild. Using a beautifully designed room, I was inspired to make a confetti style card with the new Good Times stamps and dies. Visit my blog to see Lauren wearing a birthday hat and also check out the super cute Cupcake box that is perfect for party favor boxes."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "I got to work with Dawn’s adorable Enclosed: Cupcake stamps and dies for today’s group post.  I just LOVE that cupcake!  Stop on over to see the image that inspired this pretty watercolor version.  I also have a sweet party hat to show you…complete with tissue paper fringe!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Danielle says, "I couldn't wait for today's post! It's all about birthdays and color and FUN! You'll love these new trendy products to create for your next party…hope you'll stop by to see what I've made and what inspired my projects today!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



Dawn says, "With all of these new streamers, party hats and adorable cupcake goodies, you'll be able to make your next birthday party — or gift — the cutest one ever!   Stop by my blog to see how I put these new items to use on a fun little birthday ensemble I created just for you!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "I don't think you can ever have too many ideas for birthdays! Wait until you see the cutest party hats and cupcake boxes and there are so many great birthday stamp sets to choose from too! "

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Laura says, "It's a party waiting to happen! These new products have everything you need to make a fun & festive party for anyone & any occasion. Shimmy over to my blog to see what I've created."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.



Laurie says, "When I saw all these new dies and stamp sets, I instantly thought I needed to have a Gold and Black party in my craft room.  I have a super simple card and an even more simple party ensemble to share with you today.  Between the Gold in the set and the details in these new goodies, they are perfect additions for your party stash!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Maile says, "Today is an occasion to celebrate!  Every item being showcased today is something to get excited about.  You're gonna love it all!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.



Melissa says, "It’s time to celebrate!  Whether you’re planning a party, preparing a handmade gift, or celebrating a special occasion, the new birthday products from Papertrey Ink are just as sweet as can be!  You’ll love creating handmade party hats and cupcake boxes, special cards, and all things in-between!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.


I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Hopefully we've showcased an item or two that will freshen up your birthday stash and make it just a tad easier to create custom birthday cards for all the loved ones in your life!  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, June 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 June 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: Keep It Simple: Praying For You (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest Pattern Pack (polka dot)
  • OTHER: Party Hat dies, Party Hat Trims die, Sew Stylish Numbers dies, white pompom, needle & twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (card), 6-1/2" tall x 4-1/4" wide (hat)


  • STAMPS: Hooray (available June 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Hooray patterned paper pad
  • OTHER:  Sew Stylish Number dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, Sakura Gelly Roll Shimmer Pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Enclosed: Cupcake (available June 15th) Mini Blooms
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, New Leaf
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Sheer Basics Vellum (bitty dot)
  • OTHER: Enclosed: Cupcake dies, Favor It: Cupcake Box die, Ahoy die (tag), Pure Poppy button, Baker's Twine, scalloped scissors, Faux Snow (Art Glitter), black pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (card), 2 7/8" wide x 3" tall


  • STAMPS: Good Times (available June 15th)
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise (orange card) Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise (pink card) Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Ripe Avocado, Limeade Ice (green card) True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheet
  • OTHER: Good Times die, corner rounder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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