Everyone knows that great dies can not only make creating so fun but also so easy!  Today, we're showcasing some new dies that we think you're going to have a ball playing with!  Mix and match them with other items in your existing stash for tons of creative options!  These are gorgeous new dies you can use again and again…..always a great investment! 

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New-products

Cornered-dies

The new Cornered dies offer a unique way to add basic sentiments to a card. Place the die cut in the lower left hand side of a card front and embellish as you please, or you can get creative and find other ways to use these dies too! Think stenciling, embossing paste, inlaid looks, coloring, glittered, metallics…the possibilities are endless!

The Details: 

  • Cornered die collection will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $14.
  • Cornered contains a total of 2 dies. Both measure about 3 9/16" x 3 3/4".

 

Grand-Botanicals-dies

We're thrilled to bring you these extra large layered floral elements for your paper crafting adventures!  Cut them from colored card stock and accent the edges with sponging, watercolor the pieces and add emphasis with multi-colors or combine fun patterned papers. You're sure to have fun with these, there are so many options!

The Details: 

  • Grand Botanicals die collection will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $27.
  • Grand Botanicals contains a total of 13 dies. Small Leaf: 2 5/16" x 1", Group of Small Flowers: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", Branch: 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", Large Leaf: 3 3/16" x 1 7/16" , Stem: 1 3/4" x 5/8", Medium Circular Flower: 1 1/8" x 1", Bottom Layer of Circular Flower: 9/16" x 5/8", Large Flower Outline: 1 7/8" x 2", Large Circle: 2 3/4" x 2 7/8", Flower Insert: 1 11/16" x 1 9/16", Small Flower: 3/4" x 3/4"

  

Banner-Style-dies

Customize the coordinating double-layered banner die (sold separately) with this array of flourished sentiments. There are a variety of phrases to cover all kind of occasions so this will surely become a go to set in your collection!

NOTE: Unfortunately, the design team and myself did not receive this die in time to showcase it in action, but we will all be sure to use it future projects! Meanwhile, you have the opportunity to purchase it release night and start using it on your projects right away!

The Details: 

  • Banner Style will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $15
  • Banner Style contains a total of 8 sentiments, each measuring about 2-1/2" x 1".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for purchase separately for $6. Top Layer Banner: 1 1/8" x 2 5/8",Bottom Layer Banner: 1 1/4" x 3 3/4".

 

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

Grateful For You Card

It's easy to make a stunning card with the new Grand Botanicals dies. They are generously sized so they fill an entire card front very easily. The cards practically come together by themselves!

Florals

For this first card I opted to gut all the pieces out of white cardstock and sit down with my Copic markers and play. It was so fun to experiment with different color combos using all the various layers and such.

White pen

I used a white gel pen to add a few special details here and there.

Sentiment

The sentiment from Banner Style was heat embossed just to the side of the kraft card base.

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Trust me, you will have a BLAST with these!

Best Sister Card

For a simpler approach, you can just cut the dies from a variety of paper colors. I used a slightly nontraditional color scheme here which gives the card a bit of a modern feel.

Florals

I added a few leaves from he Gathered Garden die collection using Dark Indigo cardstock.

Sentiment

Family Ties looks gorgeous with these new floral dies, here I used the "Sister" die cut along with the stamped phrase from the coordinating stamp set.

Side

The texture you get when you layer the pieces is just awesome.

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There are so many fun color combinations you could play around with for a layout like this!

Birthday Watercolor Card

Creating watercolored backgrounds like this are right on trend and now you can let them shine through with the new Cornered dies! 

Sentiments

I cut three layers of the birthday Cornered die from Lilac Grace cardstock and adhered them together using a two-way glue pen. 

Watercolor

I scribbled watercolor markers onto a piece of acetate, spritzed and smoothed my watercolor paper into the puddles to get this effect.

Sentiments side

Note how you can see all that pretty watercoloring right through the letter openings, I love that!

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A super simple card that definitely has a lot of pizzazz!

White & Gold Hello Card

I achieved a gold foil look without any effort be adhering a piece of our gold foil sticker sheets underneath a Cornered die-cut.

Florals

The background of the card was created with all the Grand Botanicals dies. I just cut them from white cardstock, adhered them to the card front and trimmed anything extending past the edge. All the great detail really pops when they are used monochromatically like this.

Sentiments

The gold foil behind the sentiments is so pretty, would definitely look wonderful in silver too!

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You could try the same design except all of the white elements replaced with Smokey Shadow; I'm sure it would be dramatically stunning as well!

Rainbow Birthday Card

You can also use the Cornered dies for other purposes than just the standard triangle die-cut. 

Side

Here I impressed the die into my cardstock and used the lines left behind to create outlines for coloring with markers.

Sentiments

The outline was done with a white gel pen.

Down

If you wanted the same effect without coloring, you could die-cut all the letters in the various colors and use the negative as a guide to adhere the individual letters in place!

Hello Card

I also made a fun discovery that the letters stencil beautifully through the die-cut, here I used that technique with modeling paste.

Side

I colored the paste with reinkers and spread it out over the words letting the colors blend as I worked.

Sentiments

The effect is really quite beautiful.

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

Amy

Amy says, "Arranging, layering, and manipulating die-cuts is one of my favorite things about designing cards. The new Cornered die collection is especially intriguing and unique. I hope you'll stop by to see the colorful rainbow birthday card I've put together for today!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.

 

Betsy

Betsy says, "The Grand Botanical dies make quite the grand statement!  All of the bits and pieces are so fun to arrange into beautiful bouquets.  I hope you'll stop by to check out my project using them!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

 

Heather

Heather says, "It's amazing how popular dies have become – and no wonder since they are so versatile and fun to create with. I have projects to share today that use some of the new dies making their debut this month and I hope you are as excited as I am about the possibilities!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

 

Lizzie

Lizzie says, "I have a serious soft spot for clever dies, especially those featuring words or phrases. So the products we're introducing today had me at "hello." I hope you'll stop by my blog to see these fabulous new dies in action!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

 

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Can't you see these new dies become staples on your craft table — dies you can use again and again on so many different projects?  Don't you just love products like that, that allow you so much bang for your crafting buck?  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 ET, January 15th 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 ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

More-inspiration

  Maille

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

 

Pre-anniversary-Sale-Logo

As promised we are highlighting even more goodies to be included in our BIG pre-anniversary sale! We will be celebrating ten years in business and YOU get all surprises!

 

Ink

For this limited time only sale we will be discounting all of our teardrop ink pads down to $1! These pads contain the same amazing dye ink you have come to love in our current oval shaped pads, the actual pad is just shaped differently. So these will work with the current ink refills we sell. If you have a few colors you need to add to your stash or your a new stamper just getting started, this is an amazing opportunity!

I also wanted to share with you that select styles of packaging that will be marked down for this extra special sale!

  • Large Heart Tins & Small Heart Tins only $1
  • Tin-tie Bag Collections only $1
  • Trendy Tube Collections marked down to $1
  • 8oz and 4oz Tins (Round and Square) only $1

 

Here are some specific links as well as a walk down memory lane with some project ideas from the past! You can click on any of the photos for a larger view.

Large heart tin 1

Large heart tin 2

Large heart tin 3

Large Heart Tins only $1
Small heart tins

Small heart tins 2

Small heart tins 3

Small Heart Tin Collection only $1.

8 oz round tin

8 oz. Round Tin Collection only $1.

4 oz round tin

4 oz. Round Tin Collection only $1.

8 oz Square Tin

8 oz. Square Tin and 4 oz. Square Tin Collections, only $1.

Trendy tubes 1

Trendy tubes 2

Large Square Trendy TubesLarge Round Trendy TubesSmall Round Trendy Tube Collections only $1.

Clear coffee bag

Large Frosted Tin Tie Bags and Small Frosted Tin Tie Bag Collections, only $1.

 

My-supplies

GRATEFUL FOR YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Baner Style (available January 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Grand Botanicals dies, white embossing powder, white gel pen, Copic markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BEST SISTER CARD

  • STAMPS: Family Ties (available January 15th)
  • INK: Dark Indigo
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Dark Indigo, Saffron Spice, Spring Rain
  • OTHER: Grand Botanicals dies, Family Ties die, Gathered Garden die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

WATERCOLOR BIRTHDAY CARD

  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Lilac Grace, watercolor paper
  • OTHER: Cornered dies, Zig Clean Color brush markers, water pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

WHITE & GOLD HELLO CARD

  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, Gold Foil 
  • OTHER: Grand Botanicals dies, Cornered dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

RAINBOW BIRTHDAY CARD

  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Cornered die, Copic Markers, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

STRIPED HELLO CARD

  • INK: Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist (ink refills)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: Cornered dies, modeling paste
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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