Introducing Phrases & Praises, Tucked In: Sympathy & Cover Plate: Sunflower

The November Countdown is officially underway and we are so excited about the items we're introducing today!  We think there's something here for just about everyone and we hope you'll be pleased!  Grab a cuppa, get cozy and enjoy Day 1 of this month's product introductions!


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The Phrases & Praises set is filled with single and multi-step inspirational sentiments that will allow you to add a heartfelt touch to cards, tags, bookmarks, and more.  Done in contemporary font combinations, this set has several sentiments that are large enough to use as focal points, plus several smaller sentiments that can be paired with your favorite images.  This set is also perfect for adding to planners and Bible journals.  It covers a wide range of occasions, with sentiments appropriate for sympathy, wedding, baptism, anniversary, thank you, encouragement, and more.

The Details:

  • Phrases & Praises will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Phrases & Praises contains a total of 21 images.  The “let go and let God” sentiment measures just under 1 1/2” wide and 1 7/8” high.  The “This is the day…” sentiment measures just over 2” wide and just under 2 3/4” high.  The “cast all your cares…” sentiment measures 1 1/2” wide and 2” high.  The “heart” measures 1 1/4” wide and 1” high. The “He restores my soul” sentiment measures 1 3/4” wide and 7/8” high. 



Tucked In: Sympathy is the tenth 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: Sympathy will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Tucked In: Sympathy contains a total of 2 images.  The “I can’t begin to know…” sentiment measures 2-1/2” x 1-5/8”.  The “Praying for you…” sentiment measures 2-1/2” x 1-5/8”.




The detail in this new cover plate will certainly be inspiring to work with.  Whether you "piece" colored card stock into all of the openings, use it as a stencil, or color the various parts of the frame directly, there are TONS of options with Cover Plate: Sunflower! 

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Sunflower die will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Sunflower measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


Stormy Sea

We are pleased to introduce a new color to our spectrum, Stormy Sea.  It will be available in both paper and ink on November 15th. This is a soft gray blue that falls in the same family as Ocean Tides.  It takes on more of a gray tone when paired with grays and a blue tone when with blues and greens.

Color comparison

Also, in order to provide full disclosure, we wanted to let you know that several of the colors we plan to release this year (including Stormy Sea) are considered stock colors from some of our manufacturers.  They are significantly more inexpensive than creating custom colors because the formula is already established and we can purchase a smaller opening inventory.  This means that the colors are something that the manufacturers developed over the years and offer to all wholesalers.  It also means that you could possibly stumble across the same color at office supply stores or other craft retailers.  While we will still introduce and develop our own exclusive colors as well, we wanted to provide you with as many new colors as possible throughout the year and supplementing with these stock colors helps us to fill in our spectrum.  We look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide high quality color products at an affordable price.

The Details: 

Stormy Sea products will be available for purchase on November 15th in the following options:

  • Stormy Sea 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (12 sheets)$3
  • Stormy Sea 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24 sheets)$5
  • Stormy Sea 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (50 sheets)$9
  • Stormy Sea full size ink pad, $5
  • Stormy Sea cube, $2
  • Stormy Sea ink refill, $4



We are also pleased to introduce the new Stormy Sea + White Basics pattern pack.  These include a few basic patterns printed in bright white with Stormy Sea on our famous white linen textured paper.  With a large polka dot, bitty dot, thin stripe and diagonal stripe, you will have all of the basics covered and find yourself using them time and time again!  

You will see the team and I using these all week! 

The Details: 

  • Stormy Sea + White Basics paper packs will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $9.
  • Stormy Sea + White Basics paper packs contains 12 (8-1/2" x 11") sheets, 3 sheets each of 4 designs.
  • Printed on our signature white linen paper.


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

Restores My Soul Card


One of my favorite things to do with Cover Plate dies that are done in this style is to dig out my Copics.  I die-cut the sunflower from white cardstock and then impressed it into a second piece of white cardstock using an embossing mat.  


I decided to color the actual die cut sunflower in darker tones and then the embossed areas on the second layer in lighter colors.  The contrast really creates a beautiful look, and it's easy to do too.


This little sentiment from Phrases & Praises tucked in nicely onto the left, stamped in black ink.


You could also change up the colors on this for more options, like Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy or even Aqua Mist!

Rejoice Sunflower Card

My second card is really simple as well, something I seem to gravitate towards more and more lately!


I die-cut the sunflower from Summer Sunrise cardstock, trimmed it out and adhered it to more Summer Sunrise cardstock.  I then used a sponge to apply some Canyon Clay ink to the center of the flower, just to highlight the detail of it and create some balance.


I added another one of the gorgeous sentiments from Phrases & Praises, this time inking half of it with Canyon Clay and half with Terracotta Tile, blending them slightly in the middle for this pretty ombre look.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Didn't we tell you there was something for just about everyone?!  What new item are you most excited about?  Is it a stamp set?  A die?  Or perhaps that gorgeous new color?  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, November 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 November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!




Betsy Veldman will be featuring Cover Plate: Sunflower and Tucked In: Sympathy.



Dawn McVey will be highlighting Phrases & Praises.



CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.




  • STAMPS: Praises & Phrases (available November 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Sunflower die, Copic Markers (YR18, YR15, YG95, YG97, E59, E19)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Phrases & Praises (available November 15th)
  • INK: Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile
  • PAPER: Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Sunflower, sponge
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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