Introducing Layered Postmarks, Beautiful Blessings: Holiday, Heart-2-Heart #9 & Think Big Favorites #21

We're so thrilled to have you back for Day 2 of the Countdown!  You'll soon see that today's product introductions cover a broad range of interests and uses!  We hope to leave you inspired and excited to put these new products to use in your own crafty projects!


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Heather Nichols' application of vintage postmark-type patterns in her work has become well-known.  This new set includes 3 common holiday shapes with coordinating overlays featuring her signature vintage postmark pattern. Perfect for so many winter and holiday applications where you want something simple, but elegant. The two step stamping possibilities are endlessly perfect for quick holiday stamping.

The Details:

  • Layered Postmarks: Holiday will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Layered Postmarks: Holiday contains a total of 11 images.  The solid tree image is just over 2 7/8” tall and just over 2” wide. The solid holly leaf image is just under 2 1/4” wide and just under 1 1/4” tall when horizontal. The “a merry Christmas to you” sentiment is just over 1 1/4” wide and just under 5/8” tall. 
  • The star image coordinates with the Seeing Stars die collection.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 2 dies.  They measure 2" x 2-7/8"(A), 1" x 2"(B).

Beautiful Blessings: Holiday features a beautiful collection of faith-based verses & scriptures (in the King James Version) that you will love integrating into your holiday projects.  The clean & modern font combination is a perfect complement to many different styles and will work well on so many different types of projects.

The Details:

  • Beautiful Blessings: Holiday will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Beautiful Blessings: Holiday contains a total of 16 images.  Luke 2:11 measures 1-1/2" x 2".  Isaiah 9:6 measures 1-5/8" x 3-1/4".  Isaiah 7:14 measures 2" x 2-7/8".  2 Corinthians 9:15 measures 2-1/4" x 1".  "Peace" measures 7/8" x 1/4".  "May you know his Peace…" 



Melissa Bickford has designed a wonderful little set that is perfect for weddings, but can also be adapted for birthdays and more!  Heart-2-Heart #9 is the ninth set in a monthly series of adorable images, sentiments and coordinating dies. Each set features a clean and simple design and a fun font combination that you will love mixing and matching. The coordinating die will make stamping a breeze and give you a perfect image every time you use it. A super fun series that will be a welcome addition to any stamp collection and put a smile on any recipient's face!

The Details:

  • Heart-2-Heart #9 will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Heart-2-Heart #9 contains a total of 10 images.  The cake measures approximately 1” wide by 1-2/5” tall. The birds measures approximately 3/5” wide by 1” tall. The row of hearts measures approximately 1-1/4” wide by 3/20” tall. ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ measures approximately 1-1/2” wide by 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  The die measures 3" x 1-1/2" total (single dove 1" x 3/4", cake 1" x 1-3/8").


This is the twenty-first in a monthly series that includes mega-sized versions of some of our favorite sentiments that were included in previously released sets.  This twenty-first edition stems from the popular Bells & Boughs set designed by Maile Belles.  The extra-large format will provide you with all new capabilities and design options.  And for only $5, how can you go wrong?

The Details:

  • Think Big Favorites #21 will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Think Big Favorites #21 contains a total of 4 images.  "Greetings of the season" measures 2-1/4" x 3/4".  "From our family to yours" measures 2" x 7/8".  "Peace on Earth" measures 2-1/8" x 7/8".  "Tis the season" measures 2-1/4" x 3/4". 



By customer request, we're thrilled to be bringing you dies to coordinate with the poinsettias from the Bells & Boughs stamp set that was released last year.

The Details: 

  • Bells & Boughs Bloomers die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $4.
  • Bells & Boughs Bloomers die collection contains a total of 2 dies.  They measure 1-1/2" x 1-5/8"(A), 1-3/8" x 1-1/8"(B).




The Mistletoe & Holly dies are here!!  Designed to coordinate with the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set that was released last month, you'll love all of the design possibilities that these dies will open up for you!

The Details: 

  • Mistletoe & Holly die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Mistletoe & Holly die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  The measure 3-3/4" x 3-1/4"(A), 7/8" x 7/8" (seven 1/4" circles, B), 3" x 3" (C).

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Postmarked Tree Card
I am head over heels in love with Layered Postmarks: Holiday and could hardly wait to ink up the tree specifically.  It has such a wonderful classic shape to it, with almost a primitive type style.

To create my focal point, I started by punching twenty 3/4" squares from Vintage Cream cardstock.  I swiped each of them with Tea Dye Duo Chamomile ink.  I then adhered all of them together onto another piece of Vintage Cream cardstock.  I stamped the solid tree image in Ripe Avocado and then the postmark overlay in Pinefeather.

I die-cut Vintage Cream cardstock with the Postage die and stamped it with various images from Postmarks using Pure Poppy & Ripe Avocado inks.  I stamped the holiday cancellation image from Postmarks with True Black ink.

I added the "Must arrive by December 24th" from Santa Stationery image to the lower left corner with Pure Poppy ink.  I adhered the focal point to a Classic Kraft card base, swiped with a Vintage cream ink pad.  Finally, I wrapped a bit of Pure Poppy Baker's Twine around the card front and finished it with a bow.

For my next project I decided to create a beautiful tri-fold card using Beautiful Blessings: Holiday & Nativity Silhouettes.

For the cover, I cut a rectangular window with a craft knife & ruler.  I stamped the palm trees with Soft Stone ink and the figures & stars with Ocean Tides (all images from Nativity Silhouettes & Additions).  I heat embossed the sentiment onto a block of clear cardstock using Silver Filigree Embossing Powder, moving constantly as to not warp the clear cardstock too much.  

Half open
The clear cardstock was adhered to the back of the rectangular opening using Scor-tape.

First flap open
The top edge of the card is watercolored with a bit of Ocean Tides ink refill.

Inside of front cover
I cut a frame to cover up my adhesive on the back of the front cover, using Ocean Tides cardstock.

When all of the panels are opened, this interior sentiment & images is featured.  The sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings: Holiday, stamped in Ocean Tides.  The angels are from Nativity Silhouettes and stamped in Soft Stone.

The base of the card is created with two A2 Rustic White cards, adhered together.  With special cards like this, its all about the details.  As you can see here, I stamped the figures & trees to wrap all the way around to the back.  

Unspeakable Gift card
My next project using Beautiful Blessings: Holiday is more modern in style.  I stamped Scarlet Jewel cardstock with Background Basics: Super Stripes using Scarlet Jewel ink.

I used the angle of the stripes on the background to adhere the sentiment strip, stamped with Scarlet Jewel ink onto Autumn Rose cardstock.

The touching manger scene depicted in the previously released Star of Wonder image was stamped in Scarlet Jewel ink onto Vintage Cream cardstock.  Both of the layers of the medallion were die-cut with the Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies.  Everything was adhered to an Autumn Rose card base.

Peace Love Joy Card
I used the new Mistletoe & Holly dies to create this bright & bold holiday card.

I die-cut the mistletoe shape from Classic Kraft cardstock and then impressed the die-shape several times to fill the rest of the block, using the proper impression plate sandwich with the die rather than the cutting sandwich.  I adhered the Classic Kraft cardstock to a Vintage Cream block and stamped the mistletoe image with Simply Chartreuse ink.  I stitched a few Raspberry Fizz buttons into place using floss & a needle.

I also cut away a strip from the Classic Kraft layer to allow room for the sentiment.  These words are from Beautiful Blessings: Holiday and stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink, with Peace and Joy being stamped off once first.

The edge of the Classic Kraft block was swiped with Vintage Cream ink to help soften it.  It was then adhered onto a Raspberry Fizz card base.

Tis the Season card
This next card uses the popular previously released stamp set, Bells & Boughs.  Now that we are introducing the Bells & Boughs Bloomers dies, it is even easier to create beautifully layered focal points.

I stamped the boughs in Ripe Avocado and added a few swipes of YG95 Copic Marker on top of them.  I die-cut the bells from Gold Shimmer cardstock and heat embossed them with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  The poinsettia shapes were die-cut from Pure Poppy cardstock and stamped with the coordinating images in Pure Poppy.  A few small rhinestones were added to their centers.

I added this sentiment from Think Big Favorites #21 in Dark Chocolate ink.  Since the sentiments in this set are larger versions of the originals found in Bells & Boughs, they are a perfect complement to the images.

I notched the corners of the white card front with a circle punch and adhered it to a Simply Chartreuse card base.

You Can Do It Card
I have always loved the artistic look to the flowers in Bells & Boughs and decided to use them in a versatile year-round application.

I die-cut white cardstock with the Bells & Boughs Bloomers dies and the leaves from the Rosie Posie die collection.  The leaves were stamped with New Leaf, and the flowers in Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores & Plum Pudding.  flicks of color were added to the centers of everything with Copic markers.  I added rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and finished the arrangement with a few pearl stick pins.

I heat embossed this sentiment from Over Under Easy in the lower corner of the Royal Velvet card front using White Filigree Embossing Powder.

Tri-star birthday card
With this happy birthday card I wanted to show how the new Layered Postmarks: Holiday set can be used for year-round projects.  

Stars closeup
I stamped the stars onto Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist & Limeade Ice cardstocks.  I stamped the stars in the same color as the cardstock they were added to and then used a shade darker for the postmarks overlay.  I trimmed the layers so that they stars stair-stepped.

I added the sentiment three times on the edge of the card using Soft Stone & Charcoal Palette inks.

Everything was adhered to a white card base.

Happy Couple Card
Heart-2-Heart #9 is the perfect set to keep on hand for quick and easy wedding cards & tags.

Here, I die-cut the cake from white cardstock and stamped the coordinating image in Melon Berry ink.  I stamped the small heart on a scrap of cardstock with Aqua Mist ink and cut it out by hand.  I added the small flower from Love Lives Here in Hawaiian Shores ink.  The doves were stamped in Berry Sorbet ink and cut out & mounted on foam tape.

I used the small heart banner to create a scalloped border using Berry Sorbet ink on Sweet Blush cardstock.  I trimmed the edge under the border with scissors and layered it over Melon Berry Striped paper.  

Everything was mounted onto an Aqua Mist card base.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  There was definitely a little something for everyone in today's post! With so many new products to choose from, which one has you most excited?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, October 12th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our October Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Heather Nichols will be featuring more with Layered Postmarks: Holiday and Think Big Favorites #21

Jessica Witty will be featuring more with Beautiful Blessings: Holiday

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



  • STAMPS: Layered Postmarks: Holiday (available October 15th) Postmarks, Santa Stationery, Background Basics: Sheet Music
  • INK: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Postage die, 3/4" square punch (EK Success), Pure Poppy Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Beautiful Blessings: Holiday (available October 15th) Nativity Silhouettes, Nativity Silhouettes Additions
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: Clearly Creative Cardstock, Silver Filigree Embossing Powder, watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Beautiful Blessings: Holiday, Background Basics: Super Stripes (available October 15th) Star of Wonder
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Beautiful Blessings: Holiday (available October 15th) Mistletoe & Holly
  • INK: Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Mistletoe & Holly die, Raspberry Fizz buttons, embroidery floss (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Think Big Favorites #21, Heart-2-Heart #9 (available October 15th) Bells & Boughs
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Gold Shimmer
  • OTHER: Bells & Boughs Bloomers dies, Bells & Boughs dies, YG95 Copic marker, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, rhinestones (Paper Studio), 5/8" circle punch (for notched corners)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Over Under Easy (available October 15th) Bells & Boughs, Rosie Posie
  • INK: New Leaf, Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Royal Velvet
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Bells & Boughs Bloomers dies, Rosie Posie dies, pearl pins (Dritz), rhinestones (Kaiser Craft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Layered Postmarks: Holiday, Over Under Easy (available October 15th)
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: craft knife, ruler
  • FINISHED SIZE: 6-1/4" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #9 (available October 15th) Love Lives Here
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry Stripes
  • OTHER: Heart-2-Heart #9 die, rhinestones (Paper Studio), Sending You die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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