Introducing Quilled Elegance & Heart-2-Heart #11

Curls and swirls, hearts and flourishes……the art of quilling has a bit of romance to it and we're bringing a bit of that same romance to you today!  You will just love how easily you can bring the gorgeous intricacy of quilling to your projects with the latest and greatest set from Papertrey Ink!


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Here’s a pretty set, inspired by the beautiful art of paper quilling and designed by the talented Maile Belles. In addition to the quilled images are solid fillers, designed to be a little off (size wise) to give a project a modern touch of color.  This set features 7 linear images, 10 solid filler images and 4 sentiments.  All coordinate beautifully and come together to form a set that will be a perfect addition to your stamp collection.

The Details:

  • Quilled Elegance will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Quilled Elegance contains a total of 21 images.  The border strip image measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/8", the sentiment frame measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4", the largest flourish measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", the smallest flourish measures 1/2" in diameter and the "Happy Wedding Day" sentiment measures 2 7/8" x 1/2".


Melissa Bickford has done it again this month with another amazing addition to the Heart-2-Heart series.  This is the eleventh 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 #11 will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Heart-2-Heart #11 contains a total of 11 images.  This set comes on a single 3×4 acetate sheet. The hearts measure approximately 1/2” wide by 1/2” tall. The row of hearts measures approximately 1-9/10” wide by 3/20” tall. ‘Handmade with’ measures approximately 2” wide by 1/4” tall.  ‘is in the air’ measures approximately 1-9/10” wide by ¼” tall. ‘L  VE’ measures approximately 1-9/10” wide by 1/2” tall.
  • A coordinating die (3 wired shapes) will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 1-1/2" x 1" (individual hearts 5/8" each).



A new Mat Stack die is in town!  All three of these Mat Stack 6 dies are open in the center and will be offered at a bargain price since they nest and therefore use less metal!  This is the equivalent of the original, Layerz & Mega Mat Stack sizes, all in one nice package.

The Details: 

  • Mat Stack 6 die collection will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $12.
  • Mat Stack 6 die collection contains a total of 3 (nesting) dies.  3-1/2" x 2" (A), 3-3/4" x 2-1/4" (B), 4-3/4" x 2-3/4" (C)

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

Love Is In The Air Card
The new Heart-2-Heart set is so adorable this month, I couldn't help but highlight a few projects I made with it first.  

Sentiment block
I created a colorful sentiment block using elements from Heart-2-Heart #11.  I stamped the bold words three times using Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening & New Leaf.  I then went back in and added the hearts in the same colors, but mixed them up a bit.  I added the script companion sentiment at the bottom in True Black ink.

To go along with the sentiment, I thought I would pull out an old favorite, Up, Up & Away.  I stamped the clouds and balloons onto the Blueberry Sky card base using Fresh Snow ink.  I then went back and swiped a bit of the ink pad directly along the bottom edge of the card to create a softer transition.

I love these two sets paired up together and will definitely be making more!

Love Card
When you think of love & Valentine's Day, the color red and lots of glitter go hand in hand.  I brought these elements together for my next project.

I used the two smallest Mat Stack 6 dies to build my focal point.  The middle is cur from Vintage Cream and the mat from Classic Kraft.  I just adore this new shape!

For the focal point, I stamped the Vintage Cream layer with Background Basics: Newsprint using Fine Linen ink.  I then added the word love in Pure Poppy, followed by a second impression with my Glue Pad and a few sprinkles of red glitter.  I die-cut the heart and repeated the same process, adhering it into place with a bit of foam tape for dimension.

For the background, I placed all three of the hearts in this set onto a single block.  I then stamped them repeatedly to in VersaMark directly onto my Pure Poppy card front.  Vintage Cream ink and Sew Simple Borders were used around the outside edge as a finishing detail.

Everything was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.

With All My Heart Card
Now for a a few projects using Quilled Elegance.  I love how simple it is to get multi-color results with this new set and the style of it is just so unique and so inspiring to work with.

I started by stamping the main border image in Canyon Clay ink.  I then added color to the various patterned areas using the coordinating solid "fill-in" stamps, using Summer Sunrise & Harvest Gold inks.  I added just a bit of shimmer with a Stardust GellyRoll pen.  The sentiment (from a new set being introduced later on this week) was stamped onto Canyon Clay cardstock with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I punched it out with a 1-1/8" circle punch.

I created my own paper "ribbon" strip using Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise cardstock.  A 1/2" strip fits perfectly between the lines that are incorporated into this border image.

To finish, the card front was adhered to a Canyon Clay card base.

I'm Here For You Card
One thing I discovered about this new set was how much fun it can be to pair it up with Copics!

I stamped this border with True Black ink and a second time with a VersaMark pad and heat embossed with Clear Filigree Embossing Powder.  (Note: you don't want to do this with black embossing powder because it can discolor the tips of your Copics).  I then used various Copic Markers to color in different aspects of the open areas.  Once completed, a few rhinestones were used as accents.

The sentiment was added just above the line from Think Big Favorites #4.

I rounded the corners of the focal point and adhered it in place onto a Simply Chartreuse card base.

For my next project I thought I would show you how you can create softer, vintage looks with this gorgeous set.

I used the largest Mat Stack 6 die to die-cut Vintage Cream cardstock and added a bit of Tea Dye Duo ink around the edges.  The sentiment (from We Go Together) was added in Dark Chocolate ink to the center.

Stamped quills
I stamped quilled flowers onto each end of the focal point in Classic Kraft ink.  I then went back in and added color with the various solid fill-in stamps using Melon Berry & Spring Moss inks.  I love the soft elegant feel I was able to achieve.  To finish the card, I added a Dark Chocolate button tied with twine to each end.  Melon Berry striped paper and Spring Moss satin ribbon are the finishing touches to the Classic Kraft card base.

I got inspired to create this card after a recent shopping trip to World Market and a few colorful scarves I saw that were made in India.  I loved all of the rich, bold colors and the touches of gold and thought it was a great look that could easily be achieved with this new set.

I stamped this border strip on Royal Velvet cardstock and heat embossed it with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  I notched the end of the strip to make it look a bit like ribbon.

The sentiment (from Script Sentiments) was embossed as well onto a piece of Simply Chartreuse cardstock that was die-cut with the Christmas Label die.  A few small accents were added to either end of the sentiment from Mat Stack 1 Collection along with a few purple rhinestones.

The background of the card was impressed with the Moroccan Motifs impression plate to help reinforce the theme.

Thank You Kindly Card
I have one last quick & easy project for you using Quilled Elegance.

I stamped this border image repeatedly, one impression under another, using Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry & Raspberry Fizz inks.  I then went back in with the dotted line stamp from Faux Ribbon and did the same thing above each center line of the borders.  I just LOVE the way these look when layered like this.


To finish the project, I added one of the sentiments from Quilled Elegance in True Black ink at the top of the card and highlighted the sentiment with a few rhinestones.  This makes a gorgeous little 4-1/4" square card.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  With gorgeous new stamps, fun additions to existing collections and fabulous basics, we think there's a little something for everyone in today's product introductions!  What are you most excited about?  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, December 13th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our December Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Maile Belles will be sharing more with Quilled Elegance.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #11 (available December 15th) Up, Up & Away
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Heart-2-Heart #11 (available December 15th) Background Basics: Newsprint, Sew Simple Borders
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, VersaMark, Glue Pad
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Mat Stack 6 dies, red glitter (Martha Stewart)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilled Elegance, With All My Heart (available December 15th)
  • INK: Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, 
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embosing Powder, 1-1/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilled Elegance (available December 15th) Think Big Favorites #4
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (Ocean Tides & Ripe Avocado Trios), rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilled Elegance (available December 15th) We Go Together
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Melon Berry Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Mat Stack 6 die (mega), Dark Chocolate buttons, twine, Spring Moss Satin Ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilled Elegance (available December 15th) Script Sentiments, Mat Stack 1 Collection
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, rhinestones (KaiserCraft), Moroccan Motifs impression plate, Christmas Label die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Quilled Elegance (available December 15th) Faux Ribbon
  • INK: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 4-1/4"
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