If there is one author that is read time and time again by many, it's Jane Austen. Her classic views of love and family have stood the test of time. Her masterpieces have spawned interpretations on screens both big and small, as well as a whole genre of post-Austen novels. We all have our favorite Austen novel, but up until now, we didn't have much to use in our paper-crafting that reflected that Jane Austen style.

Writing desk
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Pink books

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Pemberly
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Simply-Jane-dies
Simply Jane is a beautiful set that pays tribute to Jane Austen and the wonderful contributions she made to the literary world. With delicate silhouettes, a beautiful scrolled frame and other regency touches, you will never tire of the possibilities. All of the quotes were thoughtfully selected to represent important occasions that are celebrated often through card making.

The details:

  • Simply Jane will be available for sale on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • The oval frame measures 2-1/4" x 3". The large cameo silhouette measures 1-1/8" x 1-3/4". The small cameo silhouette measures 3/4" x 1-1/8". The female friend pair measures 1-1/4" x 2". The "There is nothing I would not do…" sentiment measures 2-3/4" x 1". The "Every moments has its pleasures…" sentiments meaures 2" x 5/8".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $12.  The die collection contains a total of 5 dies.

Cover

Spine
The final introduction for today is the patterned paper collection called Dearest Jane by Dawn McVey. This patterned paper introduces a new chapter (forgive the pun, I couldn't resist!) in Papertrey Ink patterned paper. Dearest Jane features two different papers, one script and one book print, straight from the pages of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. It is Dark Chocolate words printed on Vintage Cream paper, and it's 8-1/2" x 11". We know this paper will become a staple in our paper crafting, and expect that you will come to feel exactly the same way!

The details.

  • The Dearest Jane patterned paper pad will be available for sale on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • The Dearest Jane patterned paper pad contains a total of 36 (8-1/2" x 11") sheets, 18 sheets of book print and 18 sheets of script.

Chapter 1
Script
Chapter 2
Book print
Now for the fun part, the projects!

Love You Card
I thought I would start off today with a bold card that uses one of my very favorite Jane Austen quotes from Pride & Prejudice.  

Focal
I started by stamping this couples silhouette in Dark Chocolate ink onto the new Dearest Jane script paper which was die-cut with the Limitless Layers 2.25" Oval die.  The frame was die-cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock and heat embossed with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  A Dark Chocolate button was added to each side of the frame.  

Spine
The sentiment was added to a strip of Classic Kraft cardstock that protrudes from the left of the frame.  This unique card base was created with two pieces of Canyon Clay cardstock that are held together with a spine made from Smokey Shadow cardstock that has been stamped with Background Basics: Gingham in True Black ink.  I also added some stitching up either side.

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The edge of the front cover is cut with the Edgers #3 die and also impressed with the Lace Impressions die.

Thank you card
My next project showcases how many of the sentiments were specifically selected for card making occasions from the broad collection of Jane Austen quotes available.

Focal
The frame was die-cut from Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped with VersaMark.  The smaller cameo silhouette was die-cut from Aqua Mist cardstock as well.  

Buttons
Three Harvest Gold buttons were added to the top of the frame with rustic cream button twine.

Sentiment
A decorative strip was added under the frame made from white cardstock and stamped with Background Basics: Gingham using Aqua Mist ink.  A bit of the Pinking Shears border die in Aqua Mist was added at the bottom edge.  The sentiment (another one of my favorites) was added using True Black ink.

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The Harvest Gold background was impressed with the Lace Impressions die and stitched around the border.

Missed You Card
This card & sentiment are perfect for sending a girlfriend who may live far away or any other recipient you can think of.

Focal closeup
The frame was stamped onto the Fine Linen card front with Fresh Snow ink.  Layers cut with Limitless Layers 2.25" Oval dies were added on top of that.  Stamped with the large cameo image in Haystack Palette ink.  The rose was die-cut from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped with the coordinating image in Sweet Blush & Spring Moss.  I added a bit of 1/8" silk ribbon underneath the rose for added texture.

Sentiment
The sentiment was stamped in Smokey Shadow and the decorative accents on either side in Spring Moss.  I finished them off with a small adhesive pearl.

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All of this was adhered to a Sweet Blush card base.

Birthday Card
I have something a bit more bright and bold for this birthday card.

Focal
I impressed the Cover Plate: Quatrefoil die into Simply Chartreuse cardstock for the cover.  The frame was die-cut from Classic Kraft cardstock and stamped with VersaMark.  The sentiment, another one of Jane Austen's famous quotes,  was stamped in Smokey Shadow &  Summer Sunrise.

Backgroubd
I added these roses in two layers, stamped in Summer Sunrise & Simply Chartreuse.

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Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Ribbon was wrapped around the card and tied at the side to keep it closed.

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The remarkable design team has put together some fantastic projects for you. Just take a look!

Ashely
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

Betsy
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

Danielle

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

Dawn
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Erin
CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

Heather
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

Jessica
CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

Lisa

CLICK HERE to see more from Lisa Johnson.

Maile
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

Melissa
CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

 I hope you have enjoyed all of the gorgeous projects today. We would love to hear your initial thoughts on the new products we introduced today. Take a moment to share them with us today and have a chance at winning this amazing prize package!

  • Simply Jane stamp set
  • Simply Jane die collection
  • Dearest Jane patterned paper collection
  • Background Basics: Gingham stamp set
  • Vintage Cream cardstock (24 pack)
  • Fine Linen cardstock (24 pack)
  • Fine Linen Vintage Buttons 

You have until 7am EST, January 15th to add your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our January Release Winners page no later than noon the same day.  Thanks for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

Melissa Bickford is sharing more with Flower Fusion #12.

Heather Nichols is showcasing Tag-its #12.

Dawn McVey is showcasing her new Celebrations set.

Supplies-&-Tools

ADMIRE & LOVE YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Simply Jane (available January 15th) Background Basics: Gingham
  • INK: True Black, Dark Chocolate, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Canyon Clay, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Simply Jane dies, Edgers #3 die, Black Filigree Embossing Powder, Dark Chocolate buttons, sewing machine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

 THANK YOU CARD

  • STAMPS: Simply Jane (available January 15th) Background Basics: Gingham
  • INK: True Black, Aqua Mist, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Simply Jane dies, Pinking Shears Border die, Lace Impressions die, Harvest Gold buttons, Rustic Cream Button Twine, sewing machine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

MISSED YOU SO MUCH CARD

  • STAMPS: Simply Jane (available January 15th) 
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Haystack Palette, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush, Fine Linen
  • OTHER: Simply Jane die, Limitless Layers 2.25" Oval dies, pearls (KaiserCraft), 1/8" silk ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Simply Jane (available January 15th)
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Simply Jane dies, Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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