Here we are, kicking off another fabulous release here at Papertrey Ink! We have some awesome new things to show you, so let's dig right in!


Ivy & Bloom progress

This new ivy set gives you everything you need to keep things simple or intricate, all with the same set of images. Use just a few sprigs of ivy or the coordinating full A2 ivy frame, then add florals to your delight. The unique stitched oval frame die allows you to use just the solid interior oval or cut an opening int he center of your card front.


Available for purchase May 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.



Ways to Say progress

The Ways to Say series is a set that gives you multiple ways to express a certain sentiment. This set features many ways to express the sentiment “with sympathy”. The sentiments are perfect for adding to cards to send to loved ones to express your sympathy and support.


Available for purchase May 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.


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

Birthday Wishes Card

My first project uses one of my favorite color schemes, bright yellow greens and oranges together. The dies from the new Ivy & Bloom collection do just about all of the word themselves!

Floral closeup

The ivy frame is just lovely with all the detail it holds. The florals are a little bit different tin that you stamp the darker shadows. When using the dies, it is easy to die-cut the main flowers and then just add the stamped darker portion.

Down 2

I used the oval die included in the set to create this pretty frame. Little details like this are what help bring a project to life.


The sentiment is just stamped onto the main white card base, and then the frame was postponed so that it peeks through the frame.




  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom (available May 15th)
  • INK: Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Bright Buttercup, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom
  • OTHER: foam tape


Floral Sympathy Card

There is a stem and individual leaf images included in the set so you can customize your look even further, which I did here.


I used the new Mix & Mat: Herringbone die to create my own stencil, which I sponged Aqua Mist ink through, being sure to let it fade out at the bottom.


I used Copic markers to add an ombré look to the die-cut words.




  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom, Ways to Say: Sympathy (available May 15th)
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Herringbone


For You Card

Here is another quick card for you using the Ivy & Bloom images, this time inside the frame.


The tiny bird included is a wonderful way to add some fun detail to a project.


I used Fresh Snow ink to stamp a few random polka dots onto the aqua mist frame.




  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom (available May 15th) Polka Dot Basics
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist, Prairie Grass, Lilac Grace, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep
  • DIES: Ivy & Bloom, Especially You



Lizzie Jones is joining me today, featuring Ivy & Bloom.

Birdy Birthday Wishes Card 2

Lizzie allowed the little bird in Ivy & Bloom to take center stage with this sweet project. She emphasized how versatile this collection can be by using the die cut vine alone with a little sponging. 

Birdy Birthday Wishes Close Up

Birdy Birthday Wishes Card Flat


  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom, Songbirds – Papertrey Ink
  • PAPER: white
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Vintage Jadeite – Papertrey Ink
  • OTHER: Ivy & Bloom Die – Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape – Scotch


Floral Birthday Wishes Card 2

The small floral stamps in this cluster so well together, and Lizzie demonstrates that here. The unique nature of their design brings a clean, graphic look to a project.

Floral Birthday Wishes Close Up

Floral Birthday Wishes Card Flat


  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom – Papertrey Ink
  • PAPER: Green Parakeet Patterned Paper – Papertrey Ink; white
  • INK: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Green Parakeet, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow – Papertrey Ink
  • OTHER: Ivy & Bloom Die, Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection – Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape – Scotch; Crystal Fine Glitter – Martha Stewart Crafts


Ivy & Bloom Thank You Card

This little peek-a-boo card front is a great way to showcase a pattern stamped with these beautiful florals. I love the way the little pops of white in her stamped pattern pop from the earthtone scheme she selected.

Ivy & Bloom Thank You Card Flat

Ivy & Bloom Thank You Card Close Up


  • STAMPS: Ivy & Bloom, Keep It Simple: Thank You II – Papertrey Ink
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Ripe Avocado – Papertrey Ink
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Olive Twist, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate – Papertrey Ink
  • OTHER: Keep It Simple Frames Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine – Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape – Scotch



Stephanie Gold is joining me today, featuring Ways to Say: Sympathy.

Butterfly Sympathy

Stephanie is always thinking outside of the box, and I love how she used these sentiment stamps to accent a die-cut shape like this. It's something easy to do and adds a really unique look to focal point.

Butterfly Sympathy Close 2

Butterfly Sympathy Close 1


  • STAMPS: Ways To Say: Sympathy
  • INK: Versamark, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup
  • PAPER: White, Hibiscus Burst Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum
  • DIES: Horizontal Stripes Cover Plate, Life is Beautiful Dies
  • OTHER: Natural Twine, Black Embossing Powder


So Sorry

These feathers are a wonderful choice for a sympathy card, especially with the touches of gold. The simple color scheme allows the card to to focus on the message.

So Sorry Close 1

So Sorry Close 2


  • STAMPS: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Beautiful Brushstrokes
  • INK: Versamark, Black
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White
  • DIES: Beautiful Brushstrokes, Fun Frames Dies
  • OTHER: Gold Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, White String Twine


With Sympathy

The idea of stamping text over a floral image like this is fresh and fun. You could do this with several different kinds of stamped focal points and even swap out the message.

With Sympathy Close 2

With Sympathy Close 1


  • STAMPS: Ways To Say: Sympathy, Gran’s Garden
  • INK: Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
  • DIES: With Sympathy, Gran’s Garden Dies
  • OTHERS: Floral Embossing Folder

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think of Ivy & Bloom? Isn't the detail in the dies just awesome? And of course, Ways to Say: Sympathy is wonderful too. What do you think of the companion phrases Heather included in the stamp set? Did you have a favorite project today that has left you feeling inspired?  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!


Leave a comment today and you're automatically entered to win a $75 Papertrey Ink gift certificate!

You have until 7am EST, Thursday, 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!





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