Wow! I am overwhelmed with the excitement you all have for this month's release! Thank you for ALL of your kind words yesterday! We love being able to provide you with products that get you excited to create like that!
Believe it or not, today I have even MORE exciting product to share with you!
First up is something new from Beth Silaika. If you look through the pages of any paper crafting publication or online with your favorite blogs you will see lots of arrows and other technical typography. Beth's set embraces ALL of that in a fresh, funky way that will have you turning to this set again and again!
- Get to the Point will be available for purchase on May 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Get to the Point contains a total of 43 stamps (12 arrows, 21 punctuation images and the numbers 0-9)
Beth also designed a mini sentiment companion set that will blend seamlessly with the punctuation & numbers, as well as expand the versatility of the original set.
- Get to the Point Sentiments will be available for purchase on May 15th.
- It will retail for $5.
- Get to the Point Sentiments contains a total of 17 sentiment words as well as the letter "s" to pluralize them.
Today I am also showcasing the latest set in the Fillable Frames series from Heather Nichols. This months set is sophisticated & versatile, allowing you even more uses and styles for the sentiments included in the other sets as well as this one.
- Fillable Frames #4 will be available for purchase on May 15th.
- It will retail for $5.
- Fillable Frames #4 contains a total of 6 stamps (1 frame and 5 sentiments)
- A coordinating frame die will be available for $5.
Heather also designed the new patterned paper for this month, which utilizes images from both Beautiful Blooms stamp sets. The vibrant color scheme and bold style are truly show stoppers and the designs will bring your projects to the next level!
- Beautiful Blooms patterned paper pad will be available for purchase on May 15th.
- It will retail for $8.
- Beautiful Blooms patterned paper pad contains a total of 36 (8x8) sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns.
- The patterns coordinate with Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores & Simply Chartreuse.
Now that I've given you all the details of these new products, let's get onto the projects! I have nearly 35 photos in today's post, so be sure to get comfy 'cause you'll be here for a while! :)
I adhered the frame between the two arrows. To embellish the center of the frame I stamped the word "happy" from Get to the Point Sentiments with black ink. I also stamped the number "13" from Get the Point onto a circle of Kraft cardstock. I wanted to create a bit of texture, so I decided to mat the 13 with Simply Chartreuse felt. I cut the felt with the smallest Beautiful Blooms set #2 die. I love what a fun touch this is.
The kraft card front needed a bit of grounding, so I opted to draw two fine-lined frames with a black pen and ruler around it's perimeter. Notice how I purposely skipped over the arrows while drawing to make the project more cohesive.
The "equation" is stamped in True Black ink, while the numbers are stamped in Raspberry Fizz. The polka dots stamped above & below are done in Sweet Blush. I drew the double black lines with a pen and ruler. Love the definition this added.
I used a fine tip 2-way glue pen to apply adhesive to the numbers and then sprinkled on some Prisma glitter while it was still wet. this adds so much definition to the number so that they stand out from the rest of the one layer card front.
I love this particular arrow from Get to the Point with it's bold flourish pattern. I thought it would go wonderfully with a background created with Fancy Flourishes. Also, keep in mind that the "35" could easily be switched out for nearly any other age!
Each of the words shown here can be found in the $5 sentiment set, while the numbers are from the main set. They are inked with Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest & Terracotta Tile. Since each of the words are separate stamps, it was very easy to just stamp one on top of the other. I drew a frame around the outside of the word block with a white gel pen to finish it off.
I love this arrow from the set with it's dotted border. I stamped it in Spring Rain ink and trimmed it out. I added clear rhinestones in a strip down the center, going from smallest to largest to emphasize the point of the arrow. It is adhered in place with a foam dimensional to give it some pop.
The sentiment cluster was created with words found in the $5 sentiment set, while the numbers are from the main set. They are all housed within the Fillable Frames #1 frame and die-cut. I did a tiny strip of paper piecing under "the" to add more interesting detail.
I thought that this card would be great as a thank you card if you put an appropriate sentiment on the interior. The numbers and percent symbol are from the main Get to the Point set, while the "genuine" is from the $5 sentiment set. I stamped them within the boundaries of the Fillable Frames #4 frame. As a tip, you don't always have to die-cut these shapes for maximum appeal.
See the fantastic "rustic" texture that I added to the label I created? This is the same texture that was on my 35th birthday card above. These were created with the canvas side of the Linen & Canvas Impression plate! Isn't it so unique! And it adds just the right amount of subtle aging to cardstock! I like to do the impression plate step AFTER stamping, so that I don't have to worry about the nooks & crannies interrupting the stamped image or distorting it.
You might have noticed the incredible felt border along the bottom of my project. That was created with Lisa's new Eyelet Lace Border Die and the Simply Chartreuse Felt. The fact that I can make as many of these borders as I like in any color I like, in nearly ANY material I desire, just makes me giddy with creative excitement!
The Enchanted Evening card front was impressed with the linen side of the Linen & Canvas Impression plate. I love the combination of the canvas texture on the label and the linen in the background. Fantastic eye candy!
A super simple card composed with three different papers from the collection. I die-cut white cardstock with the Fillable Frames #4 die and then stamped it with the coordinating frame using Pure Poppy ink. The sentiment, also from Fillable Frames #4 is stamped in the center of the frame using True Black ink. After I completed this stamping, I ran the die through my Big Shot with the linen side of the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. This small detail added so much!
Did you notice the envelope in my first shot of this project? Lined perfectly with more of the floral patterned paper? Let me introduce you to my new best friend! The newest innovation from Papertrey Ink, an A2 Envelope Liner die, designed to perfectly coordinate with our exclusive A2 envelopes (available in FIVE colors!). This die not only cuts the exterior of the paper to fit perfectly in place as a liner for your envelopes, it also scores the fold line for you, so you'll get it inserted perfectly every time!
So, from now on you can use a scrap of your leftover patterned paper and turn it into a coordinating envelope liner with only a few cranks of your die-cutting machine! How's that for fun!!!!! No to mention a timesaver! The A2 Envelope Liner die will retail for $18 and will be available on May 15th along with the rest of the new merchandise!
Aren't all the uses for these sets just incredible! I am so excited to get the opportunity to play with them even more! What are your thoughts on all of today's goodness? What project spoke to you the most? Did you learn anything new that you are excited to try? Leave a comment letting us know, and you could have a chance to win a fantastic prize package!
- Get to the Point stamp set
- Get to the Point Sentiments stamp set
- Fillable Frames #4 stamp set
- Fillable Frames #4 die
- Beautiful Blooms patterned paper pad
- A2 Envelope Liner Die
This prize package retails for nearly $70! You have until Wednesday, May 12th, 7am EST to leave your comment. Only one comment per person please! One winner will be randomly selected before noon EST and announced on our May Release Winners page. Good luck to everyone!
Heather Nichols has even more projects to share with you using the new sets showcased today!
Beth Silaika also delves into her new sets, Get to the Point & Sentiments.
Alli Miles is showcasing hr new set, Take Three: Summer on her blog today.
Melissa Bickford has a little something to share with her new Background Basics: Geometrics set.
Lisa Johnson has some exciting things to show you with her new set, Just for You.
Dawn McVey shares her new set, Aloha, as well as her new Color Couture Collection for May
For complete supply lists and dimensions for today's projects, please CLICK HERE.