Introducing Go For the Goal & Thanks Coach

We're happy to be bringing you a group of new products today, that will hopefully fill a bit of a void in your stamping arsenal.  Whether you have a little (or big!) one in soccer, who could use a note of encouragement now and again, or you know a coach who deserves some appreciation, we've got you covered!  We think you'll 'have a ball' creating with these new sports-themed goodies!


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Soccer is enjoyed worldwide by fans and athletes of all ages. Go For The Goal celebrates the sport with quotes and iconic imagery familiar to devotees of thepitch. The set includes a multi-step jersey, quotes from two of soccer’s finest, and a miniature field for drawing up your next play. Pair this set with thecoordinating dies to add dimension and interest to all of your all-star projects. Make sure to add Go For The Goal to your starting lineup today!

The Details:

  • Go For The Goal will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Go For The Goal contains a total of 14 images. The jersey measures just under 1 3/4" x 2". The “Thank You, Coach” sentiment measures 1 1/10” x 1/2”. The Pelé Quote measures 3 1/5” x just over 1/2". The field measures 1 1/5” x 2”. The"Go For The Goal!” sentiment measures 1 1/10” x just over 3/5”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies.  1-7/8” x 2-1/4” (jersey), 1-1/4” x 2” (field)





It is always a nice gesture to thank a coach at the end of a sports season after all of their time and dedication.  Use this set to say just the right thing on a thank you card from an individual player or a whole team.  Easy to customize for any sport based on what you add for finishing details or backgrounds.

The Details:

  • Thanks Coach will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Thanks Coach contains a total of 12 images. The large script “Coach” measures 3-1/4” x 1-1/2”.  The sans serif “Coach” measures 1-1/2” x 1/4”.  The serif “Coach” measures 2” x 1/4”.  The “is difficult to find, etc…” sentiment measures 2-1/8” x 1-1/4”.  “Thanks for your encouragement” measures 3-3/8” x 1/4”.  “We had a ball this season” measures 2-3/4” x 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 3-1/4” x 1-1/2”.




Create pennant flags for all of your sports themed projects with this die collection.  The script words can be layered right onto the flags.  Make these extra realistic by cutting them from felt!

The Details: 

  • Pennant Flag die/collection will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $13.
  • Pennant Flag die/collection contains a total of 8 dies. 4-3/8” x 2-1/4” (assembled pennant flag), 1-5/8” x 3/4” (yay), 2-3/8” x  (way2go), 2-3/8” x 3/4” (go team), 2-1/2” x 7/8” (all star), 2-1/4” x 5/8” (coach)




There’s something so charming about quirky, irregular backgroundsBackground BasicsSplats has just the right amount of whimsy for all of your paper crafting projects. The large patterned strips make full backgrounds or unique borders a breeze while the patterned mini blocks allow you to add a reverse design to smaller elements. You’ll fall in love with these delightful dots in no time at all!

The Details:

  • Background BasicsSplats will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Background BasicsSplats contains a total of 4 images. Both the thick and thin stripe pattern measure approximately 5 3/4" x 1 1/2". Both small patterned stamps measure approximately 1" x 1 1/2".


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

Coach Card

For my first project I wanted to keep the background a nice crisp white to let the ombre "coach" stand out.


I die-cut several of the new Pennant Flag shapes and phrases, all from white cardstock, and angled them all over the cover to create a textured background.


I just love the way it turned out!


"Coach" was die-cut three times and adhered together, then the top layer was sponged with an ombre created with Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and New Leaf.


A versatile card that could even be customized with school colors!

Great Season Card

The new little Pennant Flag dies also look amazing when cut from felt!!!  Totally a min version of the real thing!


I die-cut this one from Ocean Tides and Canyon Clay.


A sentiment was added in the lower corner with the Thanks Coach stamp set in True Black ink.


The Classic Kraft card base kept everything neutral without being overpowering.

Striped Coach Card

This project was really quick and easy.  I just selected five colors I wanted to work with and created 1" strips.


Two of the strips I cut the word "Coach" from, keeping all of the little pieces gathered up using Press & Seal.


This allows the Classic Kraft card base to show through the word opening.


I added a stamped companion sentiment from Thanks Coach on the stripe below that.

Ultimate Champion Card

For my last card I wanted to use Lizzie's new Go For the Goal set, which celebrates the sport of soccer specifically.  I always like to try to use school colors when creating projects like this and the 2-step jersey really allows you to do that easily.


I stamped the main part of the jersey in Scarlet Jewel, then added all of the accents in Summer Sunrise.  A touch of gold seemed like just the thing, so I used the Headline Numbers dies with Gold Foil Adhesive Sheets to add these to the jersey.


I die-cut this frame from Outlined (more about this later in the week!) and added the sports quote from Go For the Goal inside of it using True Black ink.


I created a background by stamping the soccer ball repeatedly in True Black ink onto a Smokey Shadow card base.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Is there a soccer player in your life?  Or a coach who deserves some thanks?  Or perhaps you're drawn to those splats which can be used on so many different types of projects?  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, January 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 January Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!



Heather Nichols will be featuring Go For the Goal + Thanks, Coach.



Dawn McVey will be highlighting Pennant Flag dies + Background Basics: Splats.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



  • INK: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Pennant Flag dies, Thanks Coach die, sponge applicators
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Thanks Coach (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Pennant Flag dies, Felt (Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay), Scor-tape
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Thanks Coach (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Thanks Coach die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Go For the Goal, Outlined (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Gold Foil Adhesive Sheet
  • OTHER: Go For the Goal dies, Outlined die, Headline Numbers dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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