Introducing Knit Bits, Purls of Wisdom & Handle With Care

This month at Papertrey Ink, it's all about staying in, getting cozy and getting crafty.  We've showcased new products that give a nod to several hand crafts, such as embroidery, sewing, and counted cross stitch this week.  Today, it is our great pleasure to focus on another timeless craft — the art of knitting.  With fall in the air and winter fast approaching for many, we pull out our yarn, dust off our knitting needles and cozy up in front of the fire to create something beautiful and warm.  Whether you love to knit yourself or have a knitter in your life that you'd love to create some paper-crafted items for, we've got you covered!  Cards, gift tags, and even washing instructions for your precious hand-made items are easier than ever with today's product introductions!  You'll be able to add that extra special touch to your hand-crafted gifts this holiday season!


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Knitting is a popular pastime and now you can integrate your love for the hobby into your paper crafting with this warm & cozy collection of images.  With a large cable that can be used for backgrounds and borders, knitting needles in two sizes and even a few knitting projects, you will find many ways to use this set to create a homespun feeling.  The handmade for you label is the perfect way to finish off a hand knit project or to add to the back of a card.  Even more possibilities are created when pairing this set with the Purls of Wisdom sentiment set.

The Details: 

  • Knit Bits will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Knit Bits contains a total of 12 images.  The cable border/background strip measures 5" x 3/4".  The knitting block measures 1-1/2" x 2".  The assembled sock image measures 1-5/8" x 1-1/8".  The yarn ball measures 1/2" in diameter.  The large knitting needle measures 2" x 1/8".  The small knitting needle measures 1-1/4" x 1/16".  


This collection of "knit wit" sayings is the perfect companion for our Knit Bits stamp sets.  With a sentiment for nearly every occasion, you will find yourself turning to this set again and again for a variety of projects.

The Details:

  • Purls of Wisdom will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Purls of Wisdom contains a total of 20 images.  "Wishing" measures 1-1/2" x 1/2".  "Life" measures 5/8" x 1/2".  "…you well as you tie the knot." measures 2" x 1/4".  "…spent knitting is worth its weight in skeins of cashmere." measures 2-1/2" x 3/8".  The small heart measures 1/4" x 3/8".

 You put a lot of love & effort into creating handmade wearables and now you can create special care instruction tags for the recipient to handle their garments with the appropriate guidelines.  All of the symbols you need are here for you to compile customized care instructions for all of your creations, leading to years of wear by the blessed recipient.

The Details: 

  • Handle With Care will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Handle With Care contains a total of 26 images.  The symbols each average about 1/4" x 3/8".  Each "care instructions" measures about 1-1/8" x 1/8".  "Made with love" measures 3/4" x 1/4".



The Shape Up Series: Sweater die collection is a fun group of dies that can be used to turn the edge of a card front into a sweater.  Complete with ribbed trim to layer at the edges to make it look more realistic!

The Details:

  • Shape Up Series: Sweater die collection will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Shape Up Series: Sweater die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (A), 1-1/8" x 1-7/8" (B), 3/8" x 5" (C)


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

Warm Thank You Card
I decided to put the new Shape Up Series: Sweater die to good use first.  I die-cut the shape from the front of a Winter Wisteria card base.  I then added the cables on the front with Fresh Snow ink.  After adding this pattern I was able to adhere all of the ribbed trim pieces, also die-cut from Winter Wisteria.

For the sentiment strip, I stamped the script word in Spring Rain and the companion sentiment in Charcoal Palette.  I then stamped little knit hearts onto Winter Wisteria & Spring Rain cardstocks and cut them out, accenting the end of the sentiment with them.

Small Winter Wisteria buttons finish off the front ribbing, making this look like a cardigan sweater.

I adhered some Blueberry Sky Striped paper to the interior of the card to help make the shaped front cover pop.

Tangled Card
This next project is clean & simple  with just a few small finishing details that really take it up a notch.


The knitting was stamped in Simply Chartreuse, with the knitting needles added last in Charcoal Palette ink.  I then added the knotted string and the ball of yarn.  The ball of yarn coincidentally coordinates with a 5/8" circle punch.  I accented the left edge of the card with the cable border stamp in Soft Stone ink.

The sentiment from Purls of Wisdom was added in the the lower right corner in True Black.  Everything was adhered to a Smokey Shadow card base.

Perfect Fit Card
For my last project today, I wanted to pair up elements in Knit Bits with Button Boutique to make a special card for a dear friend of mine.

I stamped the rectangular frame from Button Boutique in Melon Berry then added the top and bottom sentiments in Classic Kraft.  The socks are two-step images and I added those using Melon Berry & Fine Linen inks.  The knitting needles were stamped in Classic Kraft.  I edged the card with a bit of Tea Dye Duo and matted it with Melon Berry cardstock.  The top is finished with a silk ribbon bow.

I die-cut a few sizes of flowers and stamped them with the coordinating flower images from Beautiful Blooms II in Melon Berry.  I then added buttons from Button Up & Button Boutique to the centers using Classic Kraft ink.  I pierced holes for the buttons and added tiny stitches with Rustic Jute Button Twine.  The leaves were die-cut from Fine Linen stripes paper using the Turning a New Leaf dies.


The Classic Kraft card base was accented with cables stamped in Fresh Snow.

Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!  Another side note today I am afraid.  Dawn McVey did not receive the stamps for this group challenge in time to participate.  We will do a special focus on her projects a bit later on in the week.

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

CLICK HERE to see more from Cristina Kowalczyk.

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Jessica Witty.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are you just itching to pull out those knitting needles or a crochet hook and spend a cozy evening IN?!  Perhaps you're feeling inspired to take a class or learn to knit online?  Or are you adding some of today's new products to your wish list, so you can do a bit of paper crafting?  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, November 15th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Knit Bits, Purls of Wisdom (available November 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Shape Up Series: Sweater dies, Winter Wisteria buttons, needle & thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Knit Bits, Purls of Wisdom (available November 15th)
  • INK: Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: 5/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Knit Bits, Button Up (available November 15th) Button Boutique, Beautiful Blooms II
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Melong Berry, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Beautiful Blooms II #2 dies, Turning a New Leaf dies, Rustic Jute Button Twine, 1/4" silk ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
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