Introducing Walk by Faith, Inspired: Praise, Paper Clippings, Splits & More

We've got an inspiring post ahead, filled with faith, encouragement and lots of ways to let your loved ones know they're in your thoughts today!  Sit back, relax and welcome to the May Countdown…!



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This set includes a collection of sentiments that features inspiring words of faith. It is perfect for stamping notes of encouragement and faith for yourself or for loved ones. Use them for Bible journaling, in your Moments Inked planner, or on cards, tags, and bookmarks.

The Details:

  • Walk by Faith will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Walk by Faith contains a total of 15 images. The “My God is mighty to save” sentiment is 1” wide and just over 1 1/2” tall. The “sing praises” sentiment is 1” wide and just under 1/2” tall. The “walk by faith…” sentiment is 1 1/2” wide and just over 1 1/8” tall.




The Inspired series is a collection of sentiment stamps and coordinating dies featuring inspiring words of faith.  The Inspired series is perfect for stamping meaningful notes of faith and encouragement to yourself or your loved ones.  Use these sentiments in your Bible journaling, the Moments Inked Planner, or on cards, tags, and bookmarks.  Many of the sentiments in the Inspired: Praise set are especially fitting for times of praise and thanksgiving, as well as encouragement.

The Details:

  • Inspired: Praise will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Inspired: Praise contains a total of 11 images. The large script “Praise” sentiment measures 2-1/8”wide and 1” high.  The “Let everything that has breath” sentiment measures 2” wide and just under 1/2” high.  The “He is worthy” sentiment measures 2” wide and just over 1/8” high.  The flourish measures 1-1/8” wide and just under 1/2” high.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This collection includes a set of 3 wired dies.  Praise (2-1/2” x 1-1/4”), exclamation point (3/8” x 1”), flourish (1-1/2” x 1/2”)




Splits: Thank You is the forth in a monthly series of stamp sets featuring a “splits” focal image, each with their own handcrafted look and theme. Each month will include a different sentiment that is interchangeable between any of the “splits” frame images.  The sentiments will be sized just right to snuggle into the space provided within each frame stamp.  A coordinating die will also be available to make cutting, stamping, and mounting them a breeze. A lot of mixing and matching fun to be had, you’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Splits: Thank You will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Splits: Thank You contains a total of 5 images. The frame image measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/8" and the "Thank You" sentiment measures 1 1/2" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This die measures 2-5/8" x 3-1/2".






Scherenschnitte, which means “scissor cuts” in German, is the art of intricate paper cutting.  Now you can easily capture a similar look in your own paper crafting with the Paper Clippings series of stamps and dies.  The Paper Clippings: Thinking of You stamp set includes an oversized sentiment, perfect for letting loved ones know they are in your thoughts.  The generously sized wreath can be embellished with the floral images from the set, or it would pair beautifully with other floral or bird images from your collection.  Use the stamps with the coordinating dies, or on their own for lots options!

The Details:

  • Paper Clippings: Thinking of You will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Paper Clippings: Thinking of You contains a total of 14 images. The “thinking of you” sentiment measures 3-1/4” wide and 2-5/8” high.  The wreath measures 2-3/4” wide and 3-1/2” high.  The larger flower measures 1” wide and 7/8” high.  The “today and always” sentiment measures 1-3/8” wide and just over 1/8” high.  The “of” banner measures 1/2” wide and just under 7/8” high.
  • A coordinating Paper Clippings: Thinking of You die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $14.  This is a single die.  Thinking of you wreath/sentiment (4” x 5”)  
  • A coordinating Paper Clippings: Thinking of You Details die collection will also be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a set of 8 wired dies.  Large flower (1” x 1”), small flower (7/8” x 3/4”), banner (1/2” x 3/4”), largest leaf (1/2” x 3/4”)




This new die collection is a nice basic that can be used to frame large sentiments and so much more.  You can use the leaves alone, layer two cut from different colors and offset them slightly, or embellish with the flowers included or florals from previously released dies. For a little texture you can bend the tips of the leaves upwards and of course, you can add color with ink blending, watercolor or whatever else you can dream up!

The Details: 

  • Garden Garland die collection will be available for purchase on May 15th.
  • It will retail for $13.
  • Garden Garland contains a set of 8 wired dies. Garland (5" x 3-3/4"), largest flower (1"), smallest flower (1/2")



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

Walk By Faith Card

One of the things I love about having great basics like the Garden Garland die collection is that it's easy to plug in a favorite new color scheme, and then just add an appropriate sentiment for the occasion. I did that here with this Walk By Faith card.


The entire garland was cut from white cardstock, then I added my colors to the various pieces with Copic markers.

TIP: You could get a similar effect by cutting them from various colored cardstocks and adding a bit of sponging with ink a shade darker if you aren't much of a colorer.


I used a fine tip black pen to add a few details to the centers of the orange flowers. If you were using darker colors, you could use a white gel pen for a different look.


Walk By Faith, the new sentiment set from Heather Nichols is really gorgeous and easily sets off a project, not to mention it delivers a powerful message as well. I stamped this particular sentiment in True Black at the center of the garland frame.

Praise the Lord Card

Another easy technique you can do with the Garden Garland dies is to keep everything monochromatic. For this project I stuck with white, but you really could do it with any single favorite color.


For the sentiment, I die-cut the word "Praise" three times from white cardstock and adhered the layers together for dimension. Same thing with the flourish. These were colored with Copic markers, blending the two colors together in the middle. The companion sentiment was stamped in Charcoal Palette ink.


As I mentioned before, all of the elements of the garland were cut from white cardstock. Small iridescent sequins were adhered to the centers of the flowers for a little added sparkle.

TIP: When creating a monochromatic card, it is important to emphasize texture so that the details still gain attention rather than fade into the background. With dies especially, adhere the centers only so you can go around with your fingers and gently curl the various details forward. This small step makes a big difference.


The completed crisp, white card really grabs your attention despite the lack of color. You could play around with different Copic duos for the focal point word to give you even more options.

Thinking of You Card

Betsy's new addition to her Paper Clippings line is really gorgeous. The details in the main die are especially stunning. I opted to keep things simple and work with a few layers of kraft.


All of my color was added with Copic markers. I always have fun coloring on kraft cardstock with these because you can get some really fun results and it kind of gives you a whole new palette to work from.

TIP: Create a kraft Copic swatch page to keep on file. It is amazing how different some colors look on kraft vs. traditional white cardstock. Having a small swatch page where you have tested things out will make it easier to pick out appropriate color combos and stay away from colors that might not work well with this type of cardstock.


The flowers tucked into the corner of this wreath are my favorite. You get to watch all of the detail come to life when you add color. Not big on coloring? Don't worry, Betsy has you covered! The coordinating stamp set has stamps to match many of these details so you can just stamp and go.


With the Copics I was able to add some pretty shading to the lettering to make it jump from the kraft background.


I left the "twig" portion of the wreath plain, I love the way it blends seamlessly with the matching card base, but it visible as a textural element rather than contrasting in a different color. The small "I've Been" companion sentiment was stamped at the top of the wreath with True Black ink. For the record, there is also a "We've Been" stamp included in the set, which I just LOVE and am anxious to use!

Watercolor Thank You Card

This thank you card came together quickly and it quite easy to create. With the new Splits collection from Maile, she has all of the hard work down for you!


I stamped the new Splits: Thank You frame onto white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white filigree embossing powder. I then colored over the images using ZIG Watercolor Markers. After applying the color, I brushed over them using an aqua brush pen making it easy to control the amount of water I used. Once dry, I added some black dots with a fine tip pen.

TIP: If you want to apply a second contrasting color, like I did here by adding teal to the green leaves, add it after you have watercolored with the first base color. On the leaves here, I added water to the green layer first, let it dry slightly. But while the paper was still slightly damp, I added a stroke of the teal color. By adding just a little more water, it blends nicely but doesn't get lost in the original darker color.


I cut the white panel in two and used it as a reference to mark the Tropical Teal layer for sentiment placing. The phrase was heat embossed with white filigree embossing powder as well. The white panels were adhered with foam tape for dimension. I wrapped the bottom panel with a little white crochet thread finished in a bow as a finishing detail. 


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you feeling as inspired as we are after seeing all of these gorgeous new products and projects?  Is there something you can't wait to get your hands on first?  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 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 May Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!




Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Garden Garland dies, Walk by Faith and Inspired: Praise.



Dawn McVey will be highlighting Splits: Thank You.



Danielle Flanders will be showcasing Paper Clippings: Thinking of You.



CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.




  • STAMPS: Walk By Faith (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Garden Garland
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (YG97, YG95, R59, R32, R29, R85, YR12, YR18), black pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Inspired: Praise (available May 15th)
  • INK: Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Inspired: Praise, Garden Garland
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (BG11, YG11), 5mm irreidescent sequins
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splits: Thank You (available May 15th)
  • INK: Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: ZIG Watercolor Markers (Olive Green, Dark Pink, Persian Green, Purple), aqua brush pen, black pen, white rocket thread, white filigree embossing powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Thinking of You (available May 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • DIES: Paper Clippings: Thinking of You
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (Y35, YR18, R05, R29, YG95, YG97, BG75, B99, BG23)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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