Introducing New! Prairie Grass, What the Doodle, Splits and Big Basics!

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We have another exciting day of product introductions for you today! Birthdays are one of the most popular occasions for card makers to get crafty for and we have lots of new products that will make creating them fun and fresh!

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Coloring isn’t just for kids!  The What the Doodle series was inspired by the current coloring craze.  Stamp these intricate images over and over and color ‘til your heart’s content.  Use your favorite medium – markers, colored pencils, pens, or watercolor.  Or go for a completely different look and just stamp or heat emboss the outline images and skip the coloring!  The images in the What the Doodle: Piece of Cake set are perfect for birthday, wedding, and anniversary cards, tags, and more!  Collect all of the What the Doodle sets and create your own coloring books to give as gifts, or enjoy for yourself!

The Details:

  • What the Doodle: Piece of Cake will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • What the Doodle: Piece of Cake contains a total of 7 images.The slice of cake measures 2” wide and 1-1/2” high.  The plate measures 2-7/8” wide and 1-3/8” high.  The fork measures 2” wide and 7/8” high.  The rosebud measures 1/2” wide and 3/8” high.  The candle measures 1/8” wide and 1” high.  The “happy birthday” sentiment measures 1-3/8” wide and 1/2” high. 
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 8 dies. Cake (2” x 1-1/2”), plate (2-7/8” x 1-1/2”), fork (2-1/8” x 5/8”), cherry (1/2” x 1/2”), rosebud (5/8” x 3/8”), candle (1/4” x 1-1/8”)




Splits: Happy Birthday is the tenth 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: Happy Birthday will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Splits: Happy Birthday contains a total of 4 images. The frame image measures 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment measures 2 1/4" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5. 



We are pleased to bring you a new addition to the Big Basics collection! This "Wish Big" is the perfect addition to birthday cards, large enough for a cover focal point or as an interior sentiment!

The Details: 

  • Big Basics: Wish Big die will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • This is a single die that measures 2-7/8" x 2-3/8".


Prairie Grass


The Details: 

I have felt that we needed an additional soft green in the same family as Spring Moss for some time, something that would work well with it for two step stamping. Prairie Grass does just that. It is slightly darker than Spring Moss and has a tiny bit more of a blue undertone rather than yellow. This pairs up with a lot of the pastels beautifully, without being as overpowering as Simply Chartreuse or Ripe Avocado.  It also looks AMAZING with Classic Kraft. Prairie Grass products will be available for purchase on November 15th in the following options:

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


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

Birthday Chalkboard Card

First up is What the Doodle: Piece of Cake. I wanted to do something a bit different so I decided to do a chalkboard technique with it. All of the What the Doodle sets have the perfect style for this type of technique.


I stamped several images from the set along with a sentiment from For You (more about that later in the week) in Fresh Snow ink onto Smokey Shadow cardstock. Then used my finger to smear small amounts of white ink around the images to give them that chalk look.


I added a banner with some colorful triangles of cardstock and a bit of black & white baker's twine.


Super easy and very festive results!


The Big Basics dies are such a great size and can really serve as a great focal point on a card.


Here I cut Big Basics: Wish Big from white cardstock and popped it up with foam tape over a Copic colored rainbow on the card base.


A few jewels were scattered around it for a confetti kind of look.

Stripes Birthday Card

I love the new Splits set, especially for it's masculine applications.


I just stamped it in black ink and added a few pops of color with Copic markers. The coloring is very freeform to give it an artistic feel.


You could use any color combination and make it more feminine or even child-like.

Wish Big Masculine Card

Here I used just one side of the Splits frame to stamp around the edge of my card front.


I used the Big Basics: Wish Big again, this time colored with Copics in an ombre scheme that coordinates with the colors that I stamped the frame in.


There are a few little lined bits and pieces included in the stamp set, and I was able to go back in with two additional colors to add to the stamped edges.


The end result is very modern looking, and gives you more design options for the set.

Wish Big Pastels Card

You can also double up the frame and stamp two impressions end to end like I did here.


This creates an extra long sentiment strip that can complement nearly any sentiment in your collection. I flipped the small striped triangle from the set over to the back side to add some solid spots of color.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  There's nothing better than stamping cake images, all the fun an calorie free.  What were some of your favorite things shown today? Do you create a lot of birthday cards? And what about Prairie Grass? 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 ET, Saturday, November 12th 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 ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!




Melissa Phillips will be highlighting the new Big Basics: Wish Big die.



Heather Nichols will be featuring What the Doodle: Piece of Cake.



Danielle Flanders will be showcasing Splits: Happy Birthday.



CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.




  • STAMPS: What the Doodle: Piece of Cake, For You (available November 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: Black & White Baker's Twine, 1/8" hole punch
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Big Basics: Wish Big die, Copic Markers, jewels
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splits: Happy Birthday (available November 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splits: Happy Birthday (available November 15th)
  • INK: Prairie Grass, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Prairie Grass
  • OTHER: Big Basics: Wish Big die, Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splits: Happy Birthday, For You (available November 15th)
  • INK: Melon Berry, Pale Peony, Canyon Clay
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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