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Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink May countdown!  Today I get to help introduce a new stamp set and some coordinating dies designed by Lexi Daly.  The Superhero line-up includes a $15 stamp and coordinating dies, as well as two different full-sized mask dies.  The stamp set is a great follow-up to Lexi's previously released Zappy Birthday set.  

I'm also going to sneak in some peeks of one of my new sets being released this month called Plaid Builder.  It's a set that's designed to make stamping your own plaid designs quick and painless.  The strips are long enough that you can even stamp a diagonal plaid pattern corner to corner on an A2 sized card -- yay!  

Let me show you my projects using these new products...

First up is a fun Father's Day card, perfect for any Super Dad.  I started off with a sheet of red sunburst paper from the Comic Strip paper pad. I layered one of the new Superhero Mask diecuts over the top and trimmed off the excess from the edges.  


I added a few diecut stars from the Tipped Tops die set, along with a sentiment from the new Superhero set.


 On the inside I stamped one of the new Tucked In: Father's Day sentiments being released this month.  I added a few "burst" images from the previously released Zappy Birthday set.  I also added a small mask diecut from the new Superhero die collection.  The Tucked In sentiment goes perfectly with the hero theme!


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Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Super Hero stamp set and coordinating dies, Superhero Mask 1 die

Up next is a card that would be perfect for any young superhero's birthday.  I started off of blending some Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise inks onto a panel of white cardstock.  Then I stamped over it with the dotted background image included in the new Superhero set using Summer Sunrise ink.  



Over my background I layered a Scene It: Skyscapes sunburst diecut and the boy superhero silhouette image from Superhero. The diecut words are from the new Superhero die collection - I stamped the dotted background from the set on them as well.  The fun sentiment stamped at the bottom is also from the set.


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Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Super Hero stamp set and coordinating dies

Up next is a super quick and simple card with a little surprise inside. On the front I stamped the dotted background from the Superhero set using Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks.



Over the top of the dots I put three hero icons from the Superhero set and stamped the first part of the "a good friend is..." sentiment.


 On the inside I stamped the rest of the sentiment "...a superhero in disguise" and added one of the Super Hero Mask diecuts.  To do this I just scored the mask down the middle and attached it to the inside of my card with Scor-Tape just at the sides.  This way it kind of pops up when the card is opened.  Just adhere the ends so that the fold of the mask is not quite nestled back against the fold of the card base, if that makes sense.  That will allow it to pull away from the card at the center when it's opened.  I added a few diecut words from the Superhero set around it as well as some burst images from the Zappy Birthday set.


Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Super Hero stamp set and coordinating dies, Superhero Mask 1 die

All good superheroes have an alter-ego, right?  That was the inspiration behind this next card.  I started off with the Envelope Zipper die to create my front panel.  I stamped the top portion with my new Plaid Builder set using Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, and Classic Kraft inks.  I diecut the Envelope Zipper from a panel of kraft cardstock as well and tore away the top portion so that all I had was the bottom, which I adhered to my plaid panel.   


I stamped the solid double stripe from the Plaid Builder along the bottom, creating the perfect spot for adding my sentiment -- the "dad" is from the new Superhero set.   I added a diecut neck tie which was cut using the Tie die.  I also added a little button to the tab of the Envelope Zipper.


 When the Envelope Zipper tab is pulled away it reveals the superhero in disguise.  :-)  I just added the pentagon symbol from the Superhero set - diecut from Harvest Gold and stamped with Pure Poppy ink.  I also heat embossed the "you're my hero" sentiment using white embossing powder.  


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Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Super Hero stamp set and coordinating dies, Plaid Builder stamp set

Speaking of the new Plaid Builder set, here's one more card to show you a little more of this set.  The stripes used to build the plaid pattern are grouped together onto a single base so that it's really easy to line everything up.  I'm hoping to put a video together this week to show you how it all works.  Basically you start with the "outer" stripes in the plaid pattern and then work your way in.  The outer-most lines are the finer lines in my design - there are two sets of three fine lines on a single stamp with a gap in between that gets filled in with the other stripes in the set.  


On this card I played around with creating a rainbow plaid...I really didn't have any idea how this was actually going to turn out, but I think it ended up looking pretty cool!  It's definitely a fun set to play around with.  I'm loving how it looks stamped on colored cardstock as well, with some Fresh Snow ink thrown in the mix...I'll have some examples to show you a little later on in the countdown!  The sentiment on this card is from the Noted stamp set and dies, layered over a Keep It Simple Frame diecut.


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Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Plaid Builder stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed these first peeks into what's in store for the Papertrey Ink May line-up.  There's so much more to's going to be a fun one!  See you back here tomorrow.  :-)