Nature-Themed Press Plates You NEED to Add to Your Stash NOW!

by Irick Arbuso

press plate bundles for paper crafting and card making

Hey there, crafty friends! Are you looking for a new way to add stunning and intricate designs to your handmade cards, DIY crafts, and scrapbook pages? Look no further than our new Press Plates! With four unique designs to choose from, you can add a touch of elegance and beauty to your crafting projects in no time.

In this blog post, we'll introduce you to the latest additions to our growing Press Plates Collection: Billowing Flower Press Plates, Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate, Wild Daisies Press Plate, and Classical Sentiments Press Plates. We'll also provide some tips and hacks on how to use press plates in your cardmaking and paper crafting projects. Are you ready? Let's dive in!

Elevate Your Crafting Game with NEW Nature-Themed and Sentiment Press Plates

BetterPress compatible press plates for crafting featuring a billowing flower with a sentiment

Billowing Flower Press Plates

The Billowing Flower Press Plate is perfect for creating beautiful floral designs. With its gorgeous petals blooming outward, this press plate captures the beauty of nature in all its glory. Use it to create beautiful backgrounds, borders, or focal points on your projects.

Altenew Billowing Flower Classical Sentiments1 Lien Leysen

Here's a fun card idea by Lien Leysen featuring the Billowing Flower Press Plates. We love how the blooms just pop off the page!

BetterPress compatible letterpress plates for crafting featuring a hummingbird design

Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate

The Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate is a beautiful design that features a hummingbird and a stem of foxglove flowers. This intricate design is perfect for creating unique and eye-catching elements on your projects, whether it's a card, a scrapbook page, or a DIY gift.

Altenew Hummingbird Nectar Tahitian Terrace Dual Tip Pens Jaycee Gaspar

Simple but elegant! Jaycee's thank you card features the foxgloves flowers in the Hummingbird Nectar Press Plate. Hope this inspires you to grab this press plate and create your own unique design!

BetterPress compatible press plates for crafting featuring a wild daisies

Wild Daisies Press Plate

The Wild Daisies Press Plate has a versatile design that can be used in a variety of ways. Featuring two beautifully intertwined stems of daisies, this set will produce unique and vintage focal points for your projects. You may leave it as is, or color it in with a compatible coloring medium. Whether you're looking to create a border or a focal point, this press plate will add a touch of charm to your project.

Altenew Wild Daisies Ornate Nesting Dies A Seeka

Seeka's monochrome “hello” card is a thing of beauty! The lovely detail and texture from the die-cut panel added that extra WOW factor!

press plates for crafting featuring classical sentiments

Classical Sentiments Press Plates

The Classical Sentiments Press Plate Set is perfect for adding heartfelt messages to your paper crafting projects. With phrases like “I believe in you,” “Love you,” and “Have a beautiful day,” these press plates will add a thoughtful touch to your handmade cards and DIY gifts.

ALT Wild Daisies BP Classical Sentiments BP 1 Emily Midgett

We love how Emily added the same ink-blended colors to her Classical Sentiment – finishing the overall design nicely! She also used the Wild Daisies Press Plate in her card.

Not sure if press plates are for you? Watch the video below to learn more about these crafting must-haves!

Compatibility with Spellbinder's BetterPress Letterpress System

Our new Press Plates are compatible with Spellbinder's BetterPress machine, making it easy to create professional-looking designs with ease. Only four easy steps for professional results!
1. Place the BetterPress Press Plate onto the Chase (magnetic platform to hold the press plate).
2. Next, tape the Card Panel on the Platen (clear top plate with registration marks).
3. Apply Ink onto Press Plate.
4. Make a Letterpress Sandwich and run through your manual die-cutting machine.

A Wildflower Waltz Press Plate Bundle

Tips and Hacks for Using Press Plates

Now that you got a closer look at our new press plates, let's dive into some tips and hacks for using press plates in your cardmaking and paper crafting projects:

1. Experiment with different colors and textures – One of the great things about press plates is that you can experiment with different colors and textures to create unique designs. Try using watercolors, inks, or embossing powders to add some depth and interest to your designs.

2. Use multiple press plates together – Another way to create unique designs is to mix and match your press plates. Try layering different designs on top of each other to create a one-of-a-kind look.

3. Use press plates for other projects – Press plates aren't just for cardmaking and paper crafting! Try using them to create unique home decor items or DIY gifts.

4. Create your own custom sentiments – While the Classical Sentiments Press Plates come with pre-made sentiments, you can also create your own custom sentiments using other press plates, stamps, or dies in your stash.

5. Clean your press plates regularly – To ensure that your press plates last as long as possible, it's important to clean them regularly. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or baby wipe after each use to remove any excess ink or dirt.


We hope these tips and hacks have inspired you to try out our new press plates in your next crafting project.

Which press plate caught your eye? Share them in the comment section!

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1 comment

Dorothy A December 17, 2023 - 5:14 PM

All are beautiful but I would buy that hummingbird set first. Gorgeous!


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