August 2017 Release: Day 5

We're showcasing some fun new products today, including something you all see to have fallen in love with using — stencils!!  Not only that, but we've got you covered for "thinking of you" and "all occasion" cards!  You're in for a treat….hope you enjoy!




We are excited to launch an all new line of stencils that are sure to quickly become favorites!  They will be sold in sets of two, making them economical and easy to collect!  Use them in a variety of ways, with any of your favorite coloring mediums such as ink blending or watercolor.  Have even more fun by mixing texture paste with your ink, to create textured dots!  The collection will be covering lots of great basics that are versatile must-haves! Stencils measure 6×6 so they can work well in any orientation on an A2 card.


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



Thinking of You

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 to someone that they are on your mind with the “thinking of you” sentiment. The sentiments are perfect for adding to cards to send your congrats to friends and loved ones.


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



Hey Stacks

We all have someone we want to say "Hey There" to now and again. Now you can do so for a variety of occasions and recipients with this versatile mix and match sentiment set. Start with the large "Hey There", then add to it. Add below, underneath or even beside. Use one companion sentiment or five! The choice is yours! As an added bonus there are several stripes included that can be added behind or under any of the sentiments. Lots of room for customization here!


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





We are excited to introduce you to the new Bitty Big line of basic patterned papers. We heard our customers loud and clear and you love to have the basics on hand, but you don't want to spend a lot of money to invest in all the colors. These collections will be offered in single color packages, with a few new colors being introduced each month. Each package will contain 3 patterns, stripes, dotes and gingham. The three patterns are printed double sided, with one side featuring a small version of the pattern and the other side featuring large scale. So you get two options for your designs with less sheets to invest in!

  • Each collection includes 24 sheets (8 sheets of each double-sided pattern). 
  • Each sheet features the bitty version of the pattern on one side, and the reverse features the big version.
  • Printed on smooth 8-1/2" x 11" text weight paper.
  • The collections will be available in Canyon Clay, Orange Zest and True Black on August 15th.


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



Keeway Tsao is featuring Hey Stacks.


Keeway really showcases how you can use the stripes behind, above and below the various stackable sentiments included in this set. When you are designing with basics like this, a whole world of possibilities is at your fingertips.


  • STAMPS: Hey Stacks
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: True Black


You definitely don't have to be limited to stacking these sentiments vertically, they work horizontally too! You can fill a strip like Keeway did here, or even an entire card front.


  • STAMPS: Hey Stacks, Sunflower Harvest
  • INK: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Honey Nut, True Black
  • PAPER: Limeade Ice, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Sunflower Harvest
  • OTHER: Foam tape


I love how she put everything at an angle here.The bold colorful stripes really help to draw the eye in and around the project. The addition of the basic stars helps to break things up so they aren't too symmetrical. The thin black lines she drew provide a nice element that ties in the black sentiments.


  • STAMPS: Hey Stacks
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Washi tape, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Black Sharpie, Ruler



Melissa Phillips is featuring Stencil Basics: Dots + Ways to Say: Thinking of You.

Don't you just love the mixture of textures and color here? Melissa did an amazing job putting all of these elements together! The stenciling she did with the polka dot background is gorgeous, I love how each dot is slightly shaded to help add some depth.


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say:  Thinking of You,  Bite Size Tags, Beautiful Berries:  Autumn
  • INK: Olive Twist, Prairie Grass, Spring Moss,  Autumn Rose, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow, Honey Nut, Fine Linen, Sweet Blush
  • PAPER: Fresh Snow Linen, Honey Nut, Autumn Rose, True Black, Basic Printed Patterned Paper
  • DIES: Stencil Basics:  Dots, Bite Size Tags, Mix & Mat:  Pinked Edge, Beautiful Berries:  Autumn
  • OTHER: Twine, sequins


Of course the stencils work beautifully when used with multiple colors too, like Melissa did here with this ombré effect. So clever to bring together all of the colors used on the card with the dots, it can help to unify nearly any color scheme you dream up.


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say:  Thinking of You, Sunflower Harvest
  • INK: Olive Twist, Prairie Grass, Spring Moss, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Lemon Tart and Fresh Snow Linen 
  • DIES: Sunflower Harvest, Stencil Basics:  Dots, Truffle Tote Box, Brushed Off
  • OTHER: Twine, metal snaps


The new Ways to Say: Thinking of you set has some fabulous sentiments included, a lot of them I know I will use often. Melissa used many of my favorites on her projects today. The fonts Heather selected for the design of this set go with so many things, so you can reach for them often and be confident they will be the perfect finishing touch for your project.


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say:  Thinking of You, Kind of Corny, Beautiful Berries:  Autumn
  • INK: Olive Twist, Prairie Grass, Spring Moss,  Autumn Rose, Berry Sorbet, Honey Nut, Fine Linen,Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Fresh Snow Linen, Kraft, Bitty Big Canyon Clay, Stormy Sea
  • DIES: Mix & Mat:  Pinked Edge, Beautiful Berries:  Autumn, Kind of Corny

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you excited to start collecting the Stencil Basics collection?  How do you plan to use the dot stencils first?  Are you already collection the Ways to Say stamps and dies?  Don't you just love how fun and versatile the Hey Stacks set is?  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, August 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 August 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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