Introducing Grand Ampersand, Holiday Cheer, Wonderful Words: Joy, Boutique Borders: Christmas and Global Greetings: Christmas

Once again, we're showcasing quite a few (!!) new holiday goodies with you, as well as a few items that you'll be able to get major mileage out of year-round!  There's sure to be something that will strike your fancy as we reveal today's new releases!

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Grand-Ampersand-dies
So many possibilities are available through this set!  Grand Ampersand includes a fun assortment of ampersands and a number of mix and match words to make the perfect sentiment.  Options for love, marriage, anniversaries and even Christmas are covered.  As an added bonus, combine these trendy ampersands with sentiments from other sets already in your stamp collection!  Create unique patterns and backgrounds or make a statement with a grand ampersand focal point.  This grand set, along with its coordinating dies, will prove to you over and over just how useful they truly are.

The Details:

  • Grand Ampersand will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Grand Ampersand contains a total of 31 images.  The circle ampersand image measures 1 1/4” in diameter, the largest ampersand image measures 1 1/4” x 1 1/2”, the ampersand talking bubble image measures 3/4” x 1 1/8”, the “and” banner image measures 1” x 1/4”, the “Merry Christmas” sentiment measures 11/16” x 5/8” and the “Always” sentiment measures 5/8” x 3/8”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $5.  This collection includes a total of 1 die (5 wired shapes) and measures 3-1/2" x 1-7/8".

 

Holiday-Cheer-dies
Holiday Cheer is a perfectly cheery stamp set.  It’s ideal for whipping up a bunch of holiday cards in a jiffy or for taking your time and enhancing a card with a unique stamping technique.  You can go bold or you can go simple, heavily embellish or keep the bling at a minimum.  With this set the choice is yours!  This holiday season you’re sure to reach for this set time and time again!

The Details:

  • Holiday Cheer will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Holiday Cheer contains a total of 13 images.  The hanging ornaments image measures 1 1/16” x 3 1/4”, the hanging wreath image measures 1 5/8” x 3 1/2”, the tree trio image measures 2 1/8” x 2”, the “Merry & Bright” sentiment measures 1 7/8” x 5/8” and the “Holiday Cheer” sentiment measures 2 1/4” x 1/4”.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.  They measure 2-1/4" x 2" (A), 1-1/2" x 5/8" (B), 1-5/8" x 1-3/4" (C), 2-1/4" x 1-5/8" (D).

 

Wonderful-Words-Joy-die
Wonderful Words: Joy is the eighth in series of stamp sets featuring one large word that can be used with a coordinating die cut. This set features the word "joy" made up of multiple fonts with a music score pattern.  The companion sentiments will pair up well with the die alone, the stamped word alone or the two used together. 

The Details:

  • Wonderful Words: Joy will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Wonderful Words: Joy contains a total of 8 images.  The “joy” word is just over 2 1/4”” wide and is just over 1 3/4” tall. The “to the world” sentiment is just over 1” wide and is just under 1/4” tall. The “is the simplest form of gratitude” sentiment is just under 2 1/2” wide and is just under 1/4” tall.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3.  This die measures 2-1/4" x 1-3/4".

 

Boutique-Borders-Christmas-die

Boutique Borders: Christmas is the eighth set in a monthly series of gorgeous frame images and classic sentiments with beautiful font combinations as well as coordinating dies.  Each month features a new frame image as well as a new sentiment theme.  Use the frames with the Boutique Borders sentiments or use them with any number of sentiments and images from your own stamp collection!  The Boutique Borders series is so versatile you’ll want to collect them all….you’re sure to find yourself reaching for these again and again!

The Details:

  • Boutique Borders: Christmas will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Boutique Borders: Christmas contains a total of 6 images.  The frame image measures 1-1/2” x 2-1/2”.  The “Merry Christmas” sentiment measures 1-3/16” x 7/8”.  The “Happy Holidays” sentiment measures 1-1/8” x 15/16”.
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $4.  This die measures 1-5/8" x 2 5/8".

 

Global Greetings: Christmas Wishes is a holiday companion set to the Global Greetings Sentiment Set series. This set includes Christmas sentiments in Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish that can be seamlessly paired with the holiday sets already in your collection. You'll love being able to create seasonal cards for all of your international friends with this versatile mini!

The Details:

  • Global Greetings: Christmas Wishes will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Global Greetings: Christmas Wishes contains a total of 10 images.  This set comes on a single 3.5"x2.5" acetate sheet. The single line "Frohe Weihnachten" sentiment measures 2 3/8" x 1/4". The double line "Buon Natale" sentiment measures 7/8" x just under 1/2". The single line "Joyeux Noël" sentiment measures 1 1/2" x 3/8".

 

Double-Bow-dies
Lizzie Jones has designed a darling and unique bow die that allows you to create double loops with just a single sheet of paper!  The assembly for this will work best with felt, fabric (that has been backed with something to stiffen it), and patterned paper.  You'll love being able to create your own bows for packages, cards, gift bags and more!

The Details: 

  • Double Bow die collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $26.
  • Double Bow die collection contains a total of 2 dies.  They measure 7" x 5-5/8" (A), 3-1/4" x 3" (B).
  • Finished assembled size of bow is 3-1/2" wide and 4-1/2" tall.

Here is a short five minute video that shows you how easy it is to assemble the new Double Bow die!

 

And here is a quick little gift box I put together using the bow.

Double Bow
The finished bow is a nice substantial size at 3-1/2" wide and 4-1/2" tall.  With this die and some of your paper scraps on hand, you'll never need to buy another self-stick bow from the store again!  And don't forget, you can also use the die with felt and even fabric!

Bow and tag
I love how Lizzie designed the "tails" of the bow die.  Simple yet a little something special.

Tag
I created a tag using the new Boutique Borders: Christmas set as well as Grand Ampersand.  I die-cut the frame shape from Classic Kraft cardstock and added the coordinating frame in Scarlet Jewel.  The sentiment was added at an angle using True Black.  It is tied on with a simple piece of Rustic Jute Button Twine.

Merry Christmas Traingles Card
My next project also uses Grand Ampersand, truly one of my new favorite sets!

Stamping
I started by drawing a few pencil lines to help guide me in the stamping process.   The actual ampersand was added in Charcoal Palette and the companion sentiments in True Black.

Sentiment
I added this patterned triangle from Tiny Triangles in Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest and Raspberry Fizz.

Triangles
As you can see here, I added an outline within a few of the triangles using the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, just to help break things up a bit.

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Everything was affixed to a Smokey Shadow card base.

Have & To Hold Card
Grand Ampersand is definitely not just for the holidays.  You can use it for nearly any occasion!  Here I've used it on a wedding card!

Sentiment
I die-cut an Angled Label and stamped it with the coordinating image from Label Basics using Summer Sunrise ink.  I added the sentiments from Grand Ampersand in Charcoal Palette.  The ampersand was die-cut from Harvest Gold cardstock and stamped in Summer Sunrise.  I added a few flowers from Strawberry Patch in Summer Sunrise as well as a few green tendrils in New Leaf.

Flowers
I die-cut additional flowers from Harvest Gold and stamped them with the coordinating image using Summer Sunrise ink.  I also added a bit of shading around the centers using a Copic marker.  Tiny rhinestones finish off the centers.

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Leaves from Strawberry Patch were stamped onto the New Leaf card cover using New Leaf ink.  Then outlined and shaded with a T1 Copic marker.  If you wanted to create something a bit more traditional, you could definitely swap out the colors of this card for something in pastels.

Baby Joy card
I also used Grand Ampersand to make this sweet little baby card, pairing it up with the new Wonderful Words: Joy.  I stamped "joy" and "baby"  (from Wonderful Words: Baby) in Sweet Blush.  I then added a few of the hearts from Grand Ampersand as well as the speech bubble ampersand in Lavender Moon ink. 

Button
I punched out the center of the "o" with a circle punch.  I was then able to stitch a small Soft Stone button underneath onto the Lavender Moon card base.   I just love the way this little detail turned out!

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To help balance out the button, I added a few stitches to the two stamped hearts using crochet floss as well.

Joy to the World Card
This just might be my favorite Christmas card ever, using the new Wonderful Words Joy.  I started with Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped the Background Basics: Sheet Music along the top in Classic Kraft.

Joy
I then die-cut "Joy" from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating image using Pure Poppy.  I die-cut two holly leaves from Simply chartreuse cardstock using the Holly Jolly dies.  They are stamped with Background Basics:  Herringbone using Ripe Avocado ink.  The leaves were positioned just right under the letter "o" so a stitched button would be their center.

Sentiment
The "to the world" companion sentiment, also from Wonderful Words: Joy, was added in True Black between the lines of music.

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Everything was adhered onto a Pure Poppy card base.

Feliz Navidad Card
My next project pairs up the new Boutique Borders set as well as Global Greetings: Christmas.

Frame
I stamped the frame onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then watercolored over the frame using Melon Berry ink refill.  I stamped two holly accents onto white cardstock using Spring Moss and cut them out. I colored two small pearls with a coordinating Ccopic marker and added them to either side of the frame.

Frame detail
I went back in with a more saturated brush to add shadow and definition to different areas of the frame.

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I adhered the card front to Spring Moss cardstock to finish it off.

Holiday Pearls card
Sometimes a holiday card cannot be complete without a little shimmer so I pulled out some Perfect Pearls for my next project.  I started by die-cutting the new Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die from Ocean Tides cardstcok.  I stamped the top portion with snowflakes in VersaMark and brushed them with Perfect Pearls (in perfect pearl color).

Striped hills
For the bottom portion, I popped out the two hills and stamped them with the striped block from Bitty Background Blocks using VersaMark again and brushing with Perfect PEarls.  After I removed the extra powder, I positioned them back into the Cover Plate.

Sentiment
I die-cut the Boutique Borders frame from Smokey Shadow cardstock and added both the frame and sentiment with VersaMark and Perfect Pearls.  

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A bit of silver floss tied around the top adds the perfect touch of balance.

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The new Holiday Cheer set is very cleverly designed and I thought I would kick things off with this wonderful tree border tat has openings to add your own custom colored ornaments/lights.

Trees
I stamped the trees in Simply Chartreuse and then added the ornaments in Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores and Hibiscus Burst.  Tiny Star sequins grace the tops of each tree.

Sentiment
A block of Hibiscus Burst cardstock was angled and stamped with the sentiment along the edge in Pure Poppy.

Wreath Card
My last card for today uses the stunning wreath image from Holiday Cheer.    I stamped the background using the striped block from Bitty Background Blocks alternating Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist.

Wreath
I die-cut the wreath in two pieces.  The piece underneath features the stamped bow in Ocean Tides, then the second layer for the top includes just the wreath in Ripe Avocado.  It makes it so easy to create amazing focal points with these dies.  A rhinestone accents the center of the bow.

Background
The sentiment was added under the blocks using Charcoal Palette ink.  Definitely a simple, clean & modern card that would be easy to mass produce.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Whew!  There are quite a few amazing new products to chat about!  What sparked your interest most?  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 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 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

Heather Nichols will be showcasing Wonderful Words: Joy and the Double Bow dies.  

Dawn McVey will be featuring Boutique Borders: Christmas and Global Greetings: Christmas. 

Maile Belles will be showcasing Holiday Cheer and Grand Ampersand.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

Supply-List
BOX & BOW WITH TAG

  • STAMPS: Grand Ampersand, Boutique Borders: Christmas (available September 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Autumn Rose Pattern Pack (bitty dot)
  • OTHER: Boutique Borders: Christmas die, Double Bow die, Rustic Jute Button Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" (bow), 1-5/8" x 2 5/8" (tag)

MERRY CHRISTMAS TRIANGLES CARD

  • STAMPS: Grand Ampersand (available September 15th) Tiny Triangles
  • INK: True Black, Charcoal PAlette, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

TO HAVE & TO HOLD CARD

  • STAMPS: Grand Ampersand (available September 15th) Strawberry Patch, Label Basics
  • INK: New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Harvest Gold
  • OTHER: Grand Ampersand dies, Angled Labels die, Strawberry Patch die, rhinestones (Paper Studio)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

BABY JOY CARD

  • STAMPS: Grand Ampersand, Wonderful Words: Joy (available September 15th) Wonderful Words: Baby
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Lavender Moon
  • OTHER: Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star), Soft Stone button, white crochet thread (DMC), paper piercer, 5/8" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

JOY TO THE WORLD CARD

  • STAMPS: Wonderful Words: Joy (available September 15th) Background Basics: Sheet Music, Background Basics: Herringbone
  • INK: True Black, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Wonderful Words: Joy die, Holly Jolly dies, Pure Poppy button, Rustic Jute Button Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

FELIZ NAVIDAD CARD

  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Christmas, Global Greetings: Christmas (available September 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Spring Moss, Melon Berry refill, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, watercolor brush, pearls 
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

HAPPY HOLIDAYS PERFECT PEARLS CARD

  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Christmas, Two Feet Deep (available September 15th) Bitty Background Blocks II
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow
  • OTHER: Boutique Borders: Christmas die, Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die, silver floss (DMC), Perfect Pearls (perfect pearl)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

PEACE LOVE JOY TREE CARD

  • STAMPS: Holiday Cheer (available September 15th)
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst
  • OTHER: silver star sequins
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

MERRY CHRISTMAS WREATH CARD

  • STAMPS:Holiday Cheer (available September 15th) Bitty Background Blocks
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado
  • OTHER: Holiday Cheer dies, rhinestone
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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