Join Betsy Veldman today as she shares some great die cut layering tips and tricks:

“Papertrey has released so many great die basics recently – the Mix & Mat collection, Shape Shifters, Feature Frames, Scallop Stackers and more!  They’re all great on their own, but they’re even more fun when you start playing around with mixing and layering the different sets!  The product designers rarely collaborate on the different designs we produce, but since all of our dies are based on a standard A2 card size, there’s bound to be some amazing coordination between the various die collections!  I had fun playing around with some of the different options for combining die sets for a few projects today!”


  • STAMPS:  Orchid Expressions
  • INK:  Lilac Grace, Raspberry Fizz, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Lilac Grace
  • DIES:  Pierced Feature Frames, Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, Orchid Expressions
  • OTHER:  sequins, ink blending sponge


  • STAMPS:  Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • INK:  Pre Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Limeade Ice, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet
  • DIES:  Scallop Stackers: Medium, Pierced Feature Frames, Mix & Mat: Plaid, Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical, Fruit Salad Pineapple, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • OTHER:  Ink blending sponge


  • STAMPS:  Botanical Bounty II, Botanical Bounty Sentiments
  • INK:  Bright Buttercup, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Dark Indigo
  • PAPER:  Stamper’s Select White, Dark Indigo, Pale Peony
  • DIES:  Scallop Stackers: Medium, Shape Shifters: Oval 1, Pierced Feature Frames, Botanical Bounty II

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  • 1
    Mary W says:

    The purple card is gorgeous and I have so many of the dies. Can’t wait to make a stack o’ wonder, myself. The day after Nichole Heady left, something happened to the access to the blog and I was unable to open any links or even my mail. I emailed Betsey on her blog and she said no one else had these problems. Well the next week, I was unable to get into the store, I couldn’t see my account, I could not order anything. I tried every month when the individual designers had posts but still I had no access. Then for some reason, a week ago I found a link in Betsey’s blog to an old post which provided me access. I was so happy and saved her post since I wanted to get in to shop again. Then this morning I was able to open normally, just like it never happened. I don’t know what upgrade you all just finished but I’m able to once again, shop and see all the designer,s inspiration. I love PTI and my account shows how much I used to buy. I’m so happy!(There was no other site or blog or whatever that I was unable to get into except PTI’s. That is how I know it was not my problem but had to do with something that changed when Nichole left.) Just had to let you know how great it is to be able to see and spend again – maybe I shouldn’t be this happy, LOL.

  • 2
    Cindy H. says:

    Oh what loveliness Betsy has created! I’m especially fond of the orchid card. I’m so glad I ordered all of the mentioned stamps and dies for this card…and, they arrived yesterday! 🙂

  • 3
    Linda says:

    I really enjoy all the creative talent the design team and Papertrey provides. My wishlist is forever being added to but there is a persistent problem. Most of the items I want to buy are out of stock and have been for a long time.

  • 4
    Becky Green says:

    BEAUTIFUL WORK, Betsy!!! I LOVE ALL of the dies PTI has. I actually LOVE the dies more than the stamps! LOL I’m with Linda too. There are MANY items I want, but they’re still out of stock. Is there a problem with the people that do the dies? I’ve found, if I don’t order on release night, I can’t get them, sadly.

  • 5
    Suzette says:

    I agree with the posts by Linda and Becky. It is extremely disappointing when the items I want are out of stock, and not just temporarily, it seems, but indefinitely. I have ordered many times over the years, and I try to save on shipping by ordering $80 at a time. The items on my wishlist often are out of stock, so that I have difficulty making the minimum order because so many of the things I really want are out of stock. It seems someone could do a better job of predicting the appeal of the dies and making sure an adequate number are in stock. If this happens occasionally, it is understandable, but it seems it is the rule rather than the exception.

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