For those of you who struggle with making cards and other goodies for the boys and men in your life, we think we just might have a solution for you with today's new releases, particularly if your guys are into cars!  Whether stitching up softie cars for the littles in your life, or making birthday cards for the men you know who have a need for speed, we've got you covered!


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Get all revved up for some stamping fun with the Need for Speed stamp set. Three multi-step race cars will have you creating masculine projects for both young and old in no time flat. These flashy cars zoom across your card front, leaving tire tracks behind. Several speedy sentiments match up with the theme and have you covered for multiple occasions. Need for Speed will race to the top of your stamp pile whenever you need the perfect image for the guys in your life.

Here are some stamping tips fro the Need For Speed stamp set that Erin put together!


This is a stamping chart that illustrates how the various pieces of this set can be used to create amazing cars with lots of color!


The Details: 

  • Need for Speed will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Need for Speed contains a total of 27 images. Each car measures approximately 1"-1/4" x 2-7/8". The tire track stamp measures approximately 5-1/4" x 1-1/8". The phrase "buckle up and enjoy the" measures approximately 2-5/8" x 1/4" and is completed by the word "ride" that is a separate stamp and measures approximately 1-1/2" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a set of 3 dies.  1-1/4" x 2-7/8"




Create custom road signs that are the perfect complement to your next car themed project. Perfect for graduations, new drivers, birthdays, Father's Day and many other occasions. Both young and old will enjoy the sentiments and fun play on words that is included. The coordinating dies (sold separately) make it easy to use and layer on top of your backgrounds or with other die-cut shapes.

The Details: 

  • Road Signed will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Road Signed contains a total of 23 images. "Route" sign measures 1-1/2" x 1-5/8". "Detour" and "Caution" signs measure 1-3/4" x 1-3/4". "Do Not Enter" circular element measures 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". "Stop" sign measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/2". "Yield" sign measures 1-3/8" x 1-1/4". Rectangular sign measures 1" x 1-5/8".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $xx.  This collection includes a set of 5 dies.  stop sign (1-5/8"), yield sign (1-1/2" x 1-3/8"), rectangle (1-1/8" x 1-3/4")



Use this set of numbers to coordinate with both the "Route" sign and "Speed Limit" sign contained in the original Road Signed set. Customize them to feature the age or graduation year of your recipient.

The Details: 

  • Road Signed Numbers will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Road Signed Numbers contains a total of 21 images. The numbers average about 1/4" x 3/4". The sentiment measures 1-3/4" x 5/8".




This simple road die makes it easy to create a perfect road for all of your car creations. It is long enough to be turned at a diagonal on an A2 card front. Cut twice, once from black/gray and a second time from yellow/orange/white and replace the dashes with the alternate color. They will be perfectly centered and all equal cuts!

The Details: 

  • On the Road die will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $9.
  • On the Road die is a single die. 6-3/4" x 1.75"



How fun to create soft felt vehicles for a special little boy in your life? You can even use a roll of Smokey Shadow felt as their road if desired! Create a whole fleet of vehicles in multiple colors, and add details with fun trims or notions!

The Details: 

  • Stitched Car die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • Stitched Car contains a set of 9 dies.
    Car Body: 4-1/2" x 2-5/8"
    Fender: 1/2" x 1/2"
    Running Board: 2-1/4" x 1/2"
    Headlight: 1/2" x 1/2"
    Wheel: 1" x 1"
    Hub Cap: 3/8" x 3/8"
    Front Window: 7/8" x 3/4"
    Back Window: 1-1/2" x 3/4"
    Door Handles: 3/8" x 1/2"



Of course there needs to be a truck version too!

The Details: 

  • Stitched Truck die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $11.
  • Stitched Truck contains a set of 9 dies.
    Truck Body: 4-1/2" x 2-1/2"
    Fender: 3/8" x 1/2"
    Running Board: 2-1/4" x 1/2"
    Window: 1" x 3/4"
    Door Handle: 3/8" x 1/2"
    Headlight: 1/2" x 1/2"
    Tail light: 1/2" x 1/2"
    Wheel: 1" x 1"
    Hubcap: 3/8" x 3/8"

 Here's a short video that Erin put together that showcases how easy the Stitched Car & Truck are to put together!



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

6th Birthday card

I wanted to experiment with creating an entire background out of Erin's new amazing cars for my first project, and I think the results are fantastic! I know any little boy would be thrilled to receive a card like this!


The cars were stamped in Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay and Smokey Shadow. I added a bumper on the front end that technically doesn't perfectly coordinate with this car design (it's meant to match one of the other car models in the set), but I wanted a little something extra at the front, so I went with it. The number is added in Terracotta Tile.


Next up was all the fun road sign details. The Route "06" is perfect for a 6th birthday, stamped in Ocean Tides and Canyon Clay. The Birthday Zone sign was added in Terracotta Tile and Smokey Shadow. Last but not least I added a small strip of Terracotta Tile cardstock with the word Detour stamped in Smokey Shadow. All of the signs were adhered with foam tape for dimension.


This card could of course be personalized for any age when using the coordinating Road Signed Numbers set!

Graduation Zone card

At first glance it may seem like these new transportation themed images are for little boys, but they really have many applications for any age, especially grads and dads. This is a simple and quick graduation card. I don't know about you, but it seems like every time I need a graduation card, it's fifteen minutes before heading out the door to their celebratory party!


I stamped the background with "2017" as a graduating year, using Road Signed Numbers and Fresh Snow ink. I then added two thin strips of cardstock representing school colors.


The sign was stamped and die-cut using Road Signed. As a special touch, I went in with a fine tipped pen and drew a graduation cap onto the silhouette on the sign. Easy peasy!


You can customize the graduation year and the school colors to personalize the project for nearly any graduate!

New Driver Alert card

My last card is simple an straight forward as well, great for a new driver or a 16th birthday.


Since the elements are simple, I wanted to add a little pizzazz to the "Do Not Enter" sign, so I heat embossed the whole thing with clear embossing powder to protect the ink from bleeding, then added Glossy Accents on top of that. It's just a little something, but it makes the sign look more realistic and it grabs your attention.


Underneath the sign I stamped the "New Driver Alert" sentiment along with an arrow, both in True Black. Since everything is on a Pure Poppy card base, the finished project is bright and bold.


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



Amy says, "Transportation themes are always fun ways to craft for the men and boys in our lives, but these new June products take it to another level! Erin's age-defying multi-step cars are perfect — not too grown-up for the little boys, yet sleek enough for teens and men! There are so many possibilities for the stitched car and truck, and the clever sentiments add a versatility you may not have expected!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "The Need for Speed and Road Signs are perfect for little boys, but little girls like them too. Lauren is loving my Stitched Truck. I'm definitely going to have to make another. They're so much fun and super cute. So make a pit stop to my blog to refuel your creativity."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "What little boy (or big one for that matter!) doesn’t love cars?  The new Need for Speed set from Erin is just so cute and clever.  Stop over and see how I created an interactive magnetic card that will bring a smile to any little birthday boy!  Plus I used the new Stitched Truck dies to create a cute gift card holder…come on over and check it out!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Danielle says, "Vroom, vroom! The boys in your life will love cards and projects with the new car-themed products today! I've made a birthday invite and a cute little stitched truck, hope you will swing by for some speedy ideas for your next party!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



Dawn says, "The car-loving guys in your life are in for a treat, with the addition of these new car-themed products!  Whether you're making softie cars and trucks for the littles or race car cards for the bigs, there's a little something for them all!  Pop over to my blog to see the stuffed truck and birthday card I made for my nephew, Benji!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "I am constantly impressed by the variety of products that Papertrey Ink offers to appeal to the men and boys in our lives. This month's offerings are a fabulous addition! Cars and trucks rank pretty high on the list of several special people in my life and so with this month's car themed sets and stitching dies I was able to create a few extra special gifts."

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Kay says, "These fun new products from Erin are perfect for creating projects for the guys in your life! They can easily lend themselves to cards and tags for all ages, and they coordinate so wonderfully together. Stop by to see what I’ve made with the amazing race cars and the fabulous new stitching dies!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.



Laurie says, "Today is all about cars!  I come from a Mustang family so these new sets will get lots of use.  I have a quick and simple card for the new driver in your life.  I also did a little stitching today with a car theme.  Come check them out!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Lizzie says, "I don't know about you, but it seems like the fellas in my life all have a soft spot for anything with a V8. The products we're featuring today are sure to rev their engines! I hope you'll stop by to see how I'm creating for both little guys and more mature gentlemen with these wonderful stamps and dies!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



Melissa says, "Love, love, love creating for the boys :)….it’s always so much fun to step out of my normal crafty comfort zone and create for the men in my life.  The new car-themed products from Papertrey Ink make creating such a joy.  Each is completely darling, unique, and full of endless possibilities."

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!  Are you so excited to bust out your needle and thread and get to stitching?  Or are you more excited to stamp up some race cars in all different colors?  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 13 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 ET 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 Maile Belles.




  • STAMPS: Need For Speed, Road Signed, Road Signed Numbers (available June 15th)
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Smokey Shadow Ocean Tides
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Terracotta Tile
  • OTHER: Road Signed dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Road Signed, Road Signed Numbers (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Fresh snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: Road Signed dies, black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Road Signed (available June 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Road Signed dies, Glossy Accents, Clear Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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