Today you are in for a real treat! When pairing gorgeous florals, delicate frames and pretty script sentiments, you are destined to create some beautiful cards. The design team has done just that and we can't wait to show you!

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New-products

Better-Together-dies

These whimsical floral illustrations will bring joy to nearly any recipient, especially when paired with these thoughtful sentiments. Use your favorite coloring techniques to add bold definition to the bouquet, or leave it as it for a simpler look.

The Details: 

  • Better Together will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Better Together contains a total of 23 images. The large bouquet measures 3-1/4" x 4-1/2". The largest single daisy measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/2". The smallest single daisy measures 7/8" x 7/8". The daisy buds measure 1" x 1" each. "What would I do without you?" measures 2-7/8"x 1/4".  "I'll do everything I can to make things better." measures 2-1/8" x 1/2". "You're one of those people…" measures 2-1/2" x 7/8".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $21.  This collection includes a total of 9 dies. Large Cluster of Flowers: 4 5/8" x 3 3/8", Stem with Two Leaves: 1 3/16" x 1 5/16", Stem with one large leaf and one small leaf: 7/8" x 1 1/4", Small Full Flower: 15/16" x 15/16", Large Full Flower: 1 5/8" x 1 5/8", Small Flower Petals: 3/4" x 5/8", Medium Full Flower: 1 1/4" x 1 1/4", Large Half Cluster of Petals: 1" x 1 1/8", Small Half Cluster of Petals 15/16" x 1 1/16".

 

 

Inspired-Mercy-die

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.  The sentiments in the Inspired: Grace set are especially fitting for notes of thanksgiving, encouragement, or sympathy.

The Details: 

  • Inspired: Mercy will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Inspired: Mercy contains a total of 10 images. The large “mercy” sentiment measures 2-1/4” wide and 3/4” high.  The assembled “Act justly…” sentiment measures 2-1/4” wide and 1-7/8” high.  The assembled “Blessed are the merciful…” sentiment measures 2-1/4”  wide and 1-1/2” high.  The assembled “Surely goodness…” sentiment measures 2-1/4” wide and 2” high.  The “He is rich in” sentiment measures 1-1/8” wide and 1/8” high. 
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3. It measures 7/8" x 2 1/2".

 

 

Leaf-&-Sprig-Frames-die

Are you ready for a new favorite? This single die cuts five individual frames in various sizes that features an intricate leaf and berry sprig design. They look beautiful as is, or you can add pops of color to the individual design elements. The largest frame is perfect for adding a little something to your full card front, and the smallest frame can accent an individual sentiment or word die. With all the sizes in between, you will always have the perfect thing to coordinate with your projects!

The Details: 

  • The Leaf & Sprig Frame die will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • The Leaf & Sprig Frame die measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" overall, but cuts 5 individual frames in various sizes. They measure: (A)4-1/4" x 5-1/2", (B) 3-1/2" x 4-3/4", (C) 2-3/4" x 4", (D) 2" x 3-1/4", (E) 1-1/4" x 2-1/2".

 

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

Without You Card

For my first project I wanted to make the large bouquet from Better Together the central focal point. I stamped it in the center of my Kraft card front with VersaMark and heat embossed it with White Filigree embossing powder.

Floral

I added color with Copic markers, adding a bit of shadow with my T1 marker around the outside edge for some extra pop.

Sentiment

The sentiment, also from Better Together, was stamped in black on a thin strip of white cardstock.

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This image was SO fun to color in, I see myself stamping several and coloring them at my leisure and just keeping them on hand for easy card fronts.

Everything Better Card

I thought it might be fun to do some colored pencil coloring on dark cardstock. I stamped the bouquet image a few times at the top of the Smokey Shadow cards front using Fresh Snow ink.

Sentiment

I used colored pencils to add some bright pops of color. 

Floral

You have to use a bit of pressure, but the color shows up nicely and provides a pretty dramatic contrast.

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The sentiment was added in the lower corner, also stamped in Fresh Snow ink.

Wish Big Card

With all of the gorgeous texture that the new Leaf & Sprig frames create, I decided to create a monochromatic project that lets all of the details shine on their own, no stamping involved.

Frame

Just look at the frame. If you want to pop out the details, use the die with a metal shim. If you want them to stay intact, leave the metal shim out of your die machine sandwich.

Sentiment

I added an extra rectangle of cardstock in the center followed by the Big Basics: Wish Big word die cut.

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You could create these in any color that you think would suit the recipient! And even swap out the sentiment!

Mercy Card

I have one last card for you, this one using Inspired: Mercy.

Border

Instead of leaving the new Leaf & Sprig frame whole, I cut little strips for the top and bottom of my sentiment block. Comic markers added a bit of color to all the pieces, bringing them to life.

Sentiment

The sentiment was stamped around the die-cut "Mercy". I used two layers for the cut out to help add dimension.

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

 

  Amy

Amy says, "Beautiful florals and heartfelt sentiments are always such welcome additions to my stamp collection! Nichole's Better Together set, with one large flower arrangement and numerous individual florals is so striking and elegant. The sentiments are so gracious, warm, and hope-filled. I hope you'll stop by today to see how versatile this set is!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.

 

Ashley

Ashley says, "Creating with beautiful images is not only fun, but inspiring. Better Together offers lovely floral designs you can use multiple coloring techniques with or leave them plain. I have three projects to share how they can be used alone or coupled with other stamps and dies. Visit my blog today and see what I've been up to!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

 

Betsy

Betsy says, "The Better Together set is just absolutely gorgeous!  I love how the large bouquet makes it so quick and easy to make beautiful cards using simple stamping, or you can amp it up with your favorite coloring method.  I used my favorite watercolor medium and I love how it turned out – I hope you'll stop by to check it out!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

 

Danielle

Danielle says, "This floral set is full of possibilities! Whether you enjoy coloring the florals in with watercolors, Copics and other mediums, or whether you just enjoy stamping them, you'll be delighted with the different looks you can get! I have three totally different cards made with this set to share with you today to show the versatility that I was able to achieve with just one stamp set. I hope you'll swing by!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

 

Heather

Heather says, "Florals are always a favorite of mine and I love the new Better Together set. It is perfect for watercoloring with lots of details or you can stamp a quick and easy card with it too. Either way the results are beautiful!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

 

Kay

Kay says, "I do believe I love flower stamps more than any other, and if you are like me, you will absolutely adore this new set, Better Together, by Nichole! I spent some time coloring some of the images in with Copics, and also did a couple of faster cards by stamping the images and just watercoloring over them. I love the results of both!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.

 

Laurie

Laurie says, "Today's new products are so beautiful and make for fun and easy cards.  I love this big bunch of flowers which has endless possibilities.  I have 3 different cards to share, all 3 very different!  Stop by and say hi!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

 

Lizzie

Lizzie says, "I love creating with florals. They can be soft and delicate, bold and lively, or anywhere in between. Today I'm reveling in a garden of pastels. I hope you'll stop over to my blog and join me!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

 

Melissa

Melissa says, "This set is perfect for trying out many different types of stamping and paper-crafting techniques.  I've chosen to use paper-piecing on my first card, mixing and matching colors and patterns to form these fun, patchwork flowers. Stop by to see this and some other projects I have put together."

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!  Which do you like about Better Together, the florals or the sentiments? And how about those Leaf & Sprig frames? Do you think you would use the largest size the most, or maybe some of the smaller ones? And how about the script that Betsy used for "Mercy"? Isn't it gorgeous?  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!

Grand-giveaway

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, Sunday, November 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 November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

More-inspiration

 

Erin

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

 

Lexi

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

 

Maile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

 

My-supplies

WITHOUT YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Better Together (available November 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

EVERYTHING BETTER CARD

  • STAMPS: Better Together (available November 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Scarlet Jewel
  • OTHER: Prisma colored pencils
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

WISH BIG MONOCHROMATIC CARD

  • PAPER: Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: Leaf & Sprig Frames die, Big Basics: Wish Big die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

MERCY CARD

  • STAMPS: Inspired: Mercy (available November 15th)
  • INK: Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pale Peony, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Leaf & Sprig Frames die, Inspired: Mercy die, Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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