Introducing Background Basics: Stitching, Holiday Home and Stained Glass

Well, the time has finally come to begin thinking about the upcoming holiday season!!  To that end, we're excited to be bringing you a bevy of holiday inspired products this month, as well as a few classics that you'll be able to put to good use year-round.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax and enjoy this first day of the Papertrey September countdown…!



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Stitching-impression-plate
Create your own custom background patterns by giving them a stitched look with Background Basics: Stitching!  Whether you’re a stitching pro or not, you’ll love adding the feel of a bit of hand-stitching to all your paper-crafted projects with this fabulous new stamp set!  Add some “stitching” to backgrounds, embellishments, gift tags and more with Background Basics: Stitching!

The Details:

  • Background Basics: Stitching will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Background Basics: Stitching contains a total of 4 images.  The chevron border strip measures 5-11/16" x 1 3/16". The checkerboard strip measures 5-3/4" x 1-1/4". The two small scale rectangles measure 1-1/2" x 1" each.  
  • A coordinating impression plate will be available for sale separately, retailing for $16.  This impression plate measures 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".

 

Holiday-Home-dies

Holiday Home is just the set you’ll need to convey the special message that there truly is no place like home for the holidays. It features a clean and simple design and lots of little extras that will make creating your holiday cards and projects extra special. This set also has coordinating dies that will make stamping with these images a breeze and allow you to add lots of dimension to your projects.

The Details:

  • Holiday Home will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Holiday Home contains a total of 26 images.  The larger church measures approximately 1-7/10” wide x 2-1/5 tall. The larger house with the porch measures approximately 1-1/10” wide x 1-1/2” tall. The smaller church measures approximately 9/10” wide x 1” tall. ‘H  ME’ measures approximately 2” wide x 1/2” tall. ‘May your home be filled with family…’ measures approximately 3-2/5” wide by 1” tall. ‘There’s no place like ____ for the holidays’ measures approximately 2-3/10” wide by 1” tall. The patterned circles measures approximately 3/5”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (7wired shapes). It measures 3-3/4" x 2-3/4".

 

 
Stained-Glass-dies

We are so thrilled with this new holiday set designed by the talented Lexi Daly!  Stained Glass is a new Christmas set inspired by the beautiful, colorful windows that surround many churches, often illustrating the Christmas story. The lines of these windows are clean and simple, making the images easy to color. Pair it with the coordinating dies to create a variety of Christmas projects – cards, tags, ornaments – all in stained glass.

The Details:

  • Stained Glass will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Stained Glass contains a total of 8 images.  The "Merry Christmas" sentiment measures almost 2 inches wide and about 1/4 inch tall. The "Peace • Joy • Love" sentiment is about 1 inch wide and 1/3 inch tall. The Cross window is slightly smaller than 1-1/5 inch wide and 2 inches tall. And the Angel window is 1-1/5 inches wide and 2-1/5 inch tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This collection includes a total of 3 dies.  They measure 1-3/8" x 2-7/8" (A), 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" (B), 1-1/2" x 2-1/4" (C)

 

 
Cover-Plate-Snow-drifts-die

We're so excited to be bringing you a fabulous new winter-inspired cover plate die!  This cover plate will allow you to create the *perfect* snow scene for several of the sets being released this month as well as many you may already own!  You can layer a "top" to any of the trees in an alternate color simply by using the small companion die. 

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die collection contains a total of 2 dies (1 single and 3 wired shapes).  They measure 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (A), 1-3/4" x 5/8" (B).

 

 
Nativity-Silhouettes-Additions-dies

Bust out your Nativity Silhouettes Additions stamp set because we've got welcome addition for you — coordinating dies, at last!  After many customer requests, they're finally here and you can now cut & layer even more of the components of the sets.

The Details: 

  • Nativity Silhouettes Additions die collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Nativity Silhouettes Additions die collection contains a total of 3 dies (2 singles + 3 wired shapes).  They measure 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" (A), 3" x 2-3/8" (B), 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" (C).

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

Sending You Love Card
For my first project I could hardly wait to pair up the new Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die with Holiday Home.  I die-cut the plate from white cardstock and then popped out the two hill pieces.  Setting those aside, I impressed the main part of the die-cut with the new Stitching impression plate.  I knew this would add some amazing textural contrast when I put the hills back in place.

House & impression plate
I die-cut the tree tops from Simply Chartreuse felt and adhered them in place with bits of Scor-tape.  The house was die-cut from Classic Kraft cardstock and stamped with the coordinating image from Holiday Home using Classic Kraft ink.  I cut out the tiny heart from Pure Poppy cardstock and adhered it to the house.

Sentiment & twine
The sentiment was stamped with Charcoal Palette ink onto the bottom hill section.  I pierced holes in that section and the one above and threaded them together with baker's twine, finishing it with a bow.

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I love all the textures on this project with the felt and impression plate.

From Our Home to Yours Card
My next project could be used as a holiday card or as an everyday type project.  I started by stamping the Melon Berry strip with the new Background Basics: Stitching set using Melon Berry ink.  

Focal
I added the sentiments using Dark Chocolate.  The "o" was stamped onto a die-cut piece of Classic Kraft cardstock using Dark Chocolate ink as well.

Stitching
I pierced holes along the top edge and added stitching using white crochet thread, pulling the ends up through the front and finishing it with a bow.

Houses
I added a row of stamped houses along the top edge using Simply Chartreuse ink.

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All of this was mounted onto a Spring Moss card base.

Watercolored Hills Card
For this project I wanted to experiment a bit with using a cover plate as a guide for watercoloring.  I impressed the die into white cardstock, using the same sandwich I would use for an impression plate.  I then used ink refills to watercolor the background.

Watercoloring
It was SO much fun and I love the results.  Here you can see how the colors kind of "run" into the divot created by the die and it becomes a bit darker along that line. Try this technique for yourself and you'll see what I mean!  After that dried I added a bit of sparkle with a Gelly Roll (Clear Star) pen.  The buildings from Holiday Home were also added, using Soft Stone ink.

Sentiment
I added the sentiment to the top of the card using Charcoal Palette ink.  To help create balance, I added snowflakes using Soft Stone ink.

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I finished things off by mounting this to a Aqua Mist card base.

Child Is Born Card
I kept this card really simple to allow the focal point to take center stage.

Window closeup
I stamped this stained glass window image onto the coordinating die-cut using Noir Black ink.  I then colored it with Copic markers.  I wish you could see this in person, but I added a layer of clear cardstock over the top of the image to make it more realistic and have a glass-like shine.

Frame
I colored the die-cut frame brown and added it over the clear cardstock.

Sentiment
The sentiment was added underneath the focal using Noir Palette ink as well.  I just love this font and think it complements the idea of a stained glass window so well!

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Because of the added durability with the clear cardstock, you could totally make this a removable ornament or magnet of come sort.

Gilded Window Card
My next project features a festive Scarlet Jewel & Gold color scheme.  

Window
I die-cut the window shape from the front of my Scarlet Jewel card base and reserved the frame.  I heat embossed the angel glass window onto clear cardstock using Gold Filigree Embossing powder and adhered it behind the window.  

Sentiment & stripes
I pressed the window frame along with tsome this strips of cardstock into VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in gold too.  They were all adhered in place with a 2-way glue pen.  I added the sentiment underneath the lines with heat embossing as well.

Interior
I used a perfectly coordinating sentiment from Nativity Silhouettes for the interior of the card, heat embossing it as well.

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I love how realistic this looks with the clear cardstock lining the opening and will definitely have to experiment with this some more!

Romans 12-12 Card
The new Stained Glass set doesn't just have to be used a Christmas time.  You can use it year round, especially paired up with Beautiful Blessings.

Window
I heat embossed this stained glass image with White FIligree Embossing Powder and watercolored it with Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist and Summer Sunrise ink refills. 

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The sentiment was added to the right using True Black ink.  Everything was mounted onto an Aqua Mist card base.

Glory of His Star Card
For my last project I wanted to use the new Nativity Silhouettes Additions dies.  I thought the new Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die would pair up well with this so I die-cut it from white cardstock and popped out the two hills pieces.

Sun
I then stamped the top horizon line with the sun from Nativity Silhouettes in VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I watercolored over it using Summer Sunrise refill.  I also added a few splatters of color before the paper dried.

Silhouettes
The palm trees were die-cut with the new Nativity Silhouettes Additions dies and stamped with the coordinating images using Soft Stone ink.   The silhouettes were also die-cut and stamped in Canyon Clay.  I love how the Cover Plate: Snow Drifts helps to ground everything.  Not to mention it made it easy to "set the scene".

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Hopefully we've gotten your wheels turning a bit, as you start to prepare for the holidays yourself!  What product or project from the team inspired you most today?  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!

The-Grand-Prize
$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, September 11th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our September Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

Betsy Veldman will be showcasing Background Basics: Stitching, Holiday Home and the Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die.

Melissa Phillips will be featuring Stained Glass.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Tiffany Pastor will be showcasing more of Nativity Silhouettes Additions a bit later this week, so be sure to stay tuned to her blog!

Supply-List
SENDING YOU LOVE CARD

  • STAMPS: Holiday Home (available September 15th)
  • INK: Classic Kraft, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Stitching impression plate, Holiday Home dies, Cover Plate: Snow Drifts dies, Simply Chartreuse felt, Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HOME FILLED WITH LOVE CARD

  • STAMPS: Holiday Home, Two Feet Deep (available September 15th)
  • INK: Aqua Mist refill, Simply Chartreuse refill, Soft Stone, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die, watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS CARD

  • STAMPS: Background Basics: Stitching, Holiday Home (available September 15th)
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Simple Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Holiday Home dies, paper piercer, crochet thread (DMC)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

A CHILD IS BORN CARD

  • STAMPS: Stained Glass (available September 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, clear cardstock
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (BG18, BG75, YR24, YR12, Y21, E55, E57, E59, E08, YG95)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

GILDED WINDOW CARD

  • STAMPS: Stained Glass (available September 15th) Nativity Silhouettes
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream, clear cardstock
  • OTHER: Stained Glass dies, Gold Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

ROMANS 12:12 CARD

  • STAMPS: Stained Glass (available September 15th) Beautiful Blessings
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Aqua Mist refill, Simply Chartreuse refill, Summer Sunrise refill
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

GLORY OF HIS STAR CARD

  • STAMPS: Nativity Silhouettes, Nativity Silhouettes Additions
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Canyon Clay,VersaMark, Summer Sunrise refill
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die, Nativity Silhouettes Additions dies, Nativity Silhouettes dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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