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Introducing Papertrey Ink Four Square

Welcome to day one of the Papertrey Ink January countdown!  We have so many fun things in store for you again this month.  Today I get to help introduce a new set called Four Square.  Four Square is a versatile frame + sentiment set that has so many possibilities both for card making as well as scrapbooking.  There are dies that coordinate with this set as well.

This new stamp set and coordinating dies (as well as anything else I mention as "new") will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EST on January 15th.

Let me show you a few projects I created using the new Four Square stamps (just a note, my dies did not arrive in time, so these projects were all created without the coordinating die).

My first card is a fun happy birthday card that any young monkey lover (like my 6 year old) would love!  The frames in Four Square are perfect for tucking all sorts of images from your stamp collection - I chose the monkey from Tremendous Treats: Birthday to hang around inside the frame.



I backed the Four Square frame with a Limitless Layers: Square diecut.  The Happy diecut is from Tipped Tops and the background was cut using Cover Plate: Center Stage.



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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Four Square stamp set


While it's definitely fun to think about all of the different things you could put inside the Four Square frames, it's also fun to think about things to put outside the frame.  Here I used Bigger Blooms to stamp a cluster of flowers behind the frame. I also turned the frame into a diamond shape for a different look.


Inside the frame are some sentiments that are included in the Four Square set.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Four Square stamp set


For this next card I teamed up all four of the frames from Four Square along with the Stitching Lines dies. I used the Stitching Lines to cut the holes so I could stitch the frames together with some coordinating embroidery floss.



The sentiments in the circle windows are from Four Square and the ampersand is from Grand Ampersand.  I scattered some buttons around inside the frames for added texture and dimension.  A little strip of washi tape along the bottom edge finishes it all off.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Four Square stamp set

My last card has a much softer feel.  The Four Square set was designed by Heather Nichols and she seems to have a knack for designing great basics that can take on many different looks and be paired with lots of other things from your stamp collection.  


Here I heat embossed the dotted frame onto vellum and paired it with some flowers from the Day Dreamer set.  Notice the background?  That's a new set this month and it's super fun!! The sentiment I used here is also from the new sentiment set called Words of Comfort.


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Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Four Square stamp set, Background Basics: Diagonals stamp set, Words of Comfort stamp set