Introducing Confetti Garland Borders and ‘Tis the Season Sentiments

Today, we're bringing you another lovely mix of products, both for the holiday crafter and the year-round crafter as well!  We've truly got a little something for everyone and we hope you enjoy!


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Many have admired stitched "garlands" added to paper projects, but not many want to bother with the all the work involved.  This new die collection with coordinating stamp set makes it a breeze! The unique "dotted" line that is cut with the die between shapes makes the paper flexible so you can bend it into curves, just like real garland.  The stamp set coordinates with the dies and you can create lots of different color combinations, patterns and even different styles of "string" to go between the confetti!  

The Details:

  • Confetti Garland Borders will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Confetti Garland Borders contains a total of 15 images.  The snowflake measures 5/8".  The circles each measure 7/16".  The hearts each measure 9/16" x 5/8".  The stars each measure 5/8".  The string pieces each measure 5/8".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $16.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.  8-1/2" x 5/8" (A,B,C), 8-1/2" x 1/2" (D)


You can never have enough sentiments for your Christmas cards and tags!  ‘Tis the Season Sentiments, by Maile Belles, features a unique combination of modern and well-loved fonts that you and the recipient are sure to adore.  These phrases can easily be paired with any holiday or Christmas stamp set that’s already included in your stamp collection.

The Details:

  • ‘Tis the Season Sentiments will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • ‘Tis the Season Sentiments contains a total of 9 images.  The “Merry Christmas” sentiment measures 2 1/4” x 7/8”, the “Joy” sentiment measures 1 1/2” x 1”, the “Peace on Earth” sentiment measures 1” x 1 3/8”, the “Let It Snow” sentiment measures 1 5/8” x 3/4” and the “’Tis the Season…” Sentiment measures 2” x 2”.


Background Basics: Evergreens, by Melissa Bickford, is just the tree background set you need for creating a wide variety of projects. With this set you will be able to create cards, scrapbook pages, gift ensembles, pretty packaging, backgrounds, accents and much, much more. Not only will this set lend itself to creating every day cards and projects, but it will also be a perfect addition for creating all of your holiday crafts.

The Details:

  • Background Basics: Evergreens will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $18.
  • Background Basics: Evergreens contains a total of 4 images.  Each background tree strip measures approximately 5-2/5” long by 1-3/20” tall. The individual trees measure approximately 1/2” wide by 1” tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a total of 1 dies (2 wired shapes).  6-3/8" x 1-1/4"



A follow-up to the original, this new border die by Lizzie Jones features two different sizes of "loops" for twice as many possibilities!  You're sure to want to add this goes-with-everything die to your stash!


The Details: 

  • Loop de Loope II Border Die will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Loop de Loope II Border Die measures 8-1/2" x 1/2".

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

Starry Shaker Birthday Card
For my first project today I have a fun shaker card!

To begin, I created the card base and shaker element.  I cut the center from my Smokey Shadow card base using a craft knife and ruler.  I then used Scor-tape to adhere to sheets of Clear Cardstock together, sandwiching these pretty silver star sequins between them.  I then adhered the sandwich to the back of the opening in my card front.  A piece of Soft Stone striped paper was attached to the inside of the back to help add contrast.

For the focal point, I die-cut the "6" from Summer Sunrise and the coordinating mat from Simply Chartreuse.  The "6" was stamped with the star background from Bitty Background Blocks II using Orange Zest ink.  I die-cut Bountiful Banners and stamped it with the coordinating image in Enchanted Evening.  The sentiment was added with VersaMark and heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing powder.  As a finishing touch, I added the die-cut suffix, created with Simply Chartreuse cardstock as well.

I die-cut the star Confetti Garland Border a few times from white cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images.  I placed mini glue dots on the back of each star section and adhered them in place, adding a bit of curve to them and trimming where necessary.  I just love how this turned out!

With All My Heart Card
(click on the photo above for a larger view)

In contrast, here is a very clean & simple card using the new Confetti Garland Border products.  I impressed the heart Confetti Garland Border die a couple times into my white card base.  I then used those outlines as a guide for stamping the coordinating elements using Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet and Melon Berry inks.

The sentiment (from With All My Heart) was added between the borders using True Black ink.  I die-cut and trimmed out one single heart from the border, stamped it with Melon Berry and used a 2-way glue pen to cover it with Prisma Glitter.  I adhered it in place with a small piece of foam tape.

All of this was adhered to a Soft stone card base, allowing the colors of the hearts to take center stage.

'Tis the Season Card
My next project is a festive Christmas card using a bit of an untraditional color scheme.  I started by stamping a block of Lavender Moon cardstock with Background Basics: Super Stripes and Spring Rain ink.  

I die-cut the snowflake Confetti Garland Borders from white cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images using Winter Wisteria and Spring Rain inks.  I then adhered these iridescent sequins to the center of each snowflake using a mini glue dot.  A tiny dot of Liquid Pearls finishes the centers.

The sentiment, from the new 'Tis the Season sentiments set, was heat embossed using White Filigree Embossing Powder.

A Winter wisteria card base finishes the project off nicely.

Hello Ikat Card
You might be looking at this card wondering, what kind of border die is this?  That isn't in the previews at the top of the post?

This strip was part of my leftovers after die-cutting the snowflake Confetti Garland Borders from white cardstock for my card above.  When I spied it laying on my desk, it just looked like it needed some ikat!

I stamped the border using Irresistibly Ikat in Simply Chartreuse, Summer sunrise and Terracotta Tile.  I used the new Stitching Lines die to add holes to the center of my border strip and did some stitching with white crochet thread.  I finished the end off with a simple knot.  

The sentiment, from Boutique Borders: Thinking of You, was added to the Classic Kraft card base using True Black ink.

Smile Banner Card
I always love design ideas that allow me to personalize with alphabet dies and the new Confetti Garland Borders are perfect for that!

I die-cut the circles Confetti Garland Border die from white cardstock and then added the various coordinating elements using New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores and Spring Rain inks.  I matted each circle with a punched circle of New Leaf cardstock.  The Modern Alphabet letters were die-cut from New Leaf cardstock as well and adhered in place to appear to be "hanging" from the garland.

A simple block of Aqua Mist cardstock adhered to the white care base helps to ground the banner.  Just think of all the fun things you could spell out and the personalization you could achieve with this.

Peace & Joy Card
For my last project today I have one more holiday card for you.  This one uses the FABULOUS new Background Basics: Evergreens set.  I just love the shape of the trees and the fact that they are already lined up in a row is a huge bonus.  They can be used to "ground" so many different types of images!  I know they will be getting a lot of use in my studio for projects year round!  Here, I have stamped them in Simply Chartreuse.  I took the time to go back in and die-cut a few individual trees so I could pop them up for dimension.

I set the scene with the deer silhouette from In the Meadow stamped in True Black.  A tiny red rhinestone was added for his nose.  The sentiment, from 'Tis the Season sentiments, was the perfect complement.


The card needed a bit of "weight" at the top to help add balance, so the Loop De Loop II Border die came into play.  I didn't want it to steal the show, so I die-cut it from white cardstock and added it as a fun texture.  Everything was adhered to a Pure Poppy card base.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think?  Which product are you most excited about 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!

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, October 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 October 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 Confetti Garland Borders and 'Tis the Season Sentiments.

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 Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.


  • STAMPS: Confetti Garland Borders (available October 15th) Bountiful Banners, Bitty Background Blocks II
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone Pattern Pack (stripes)
  • OTHER: Clear Cardstock, Confetti Garland Borders die, By the Numbers die, By the Numbers Mats die, Suffix Style die, Boutiful Banners die, White Filigree Embossing Powder, silver star sequins, Scor-tape, craft knife & ruler
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Confetti Garland Borders (available October 15th) With All My Heart
  • INK: True Black, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Berry, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Confetti Garland Borders die, 2-way glue pen, Prisma Glitter
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: 'Tis the Season Sentiments, Confetti Garland Borders (available October 15th) Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria
  • OTHER: Confetti Garland Borders die, Liquid Pearls, sequins, mini glue dots, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Boutique Borders: Thinking of You (available October 15th) Irresistibly Ikat
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Confetti Garland Borders die, Stitching Lines die, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: 'Confetti Garland Borders (available October 15th)
  • INK: New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Confetti Garland Borders die, Super Stars Border die, Modern Alphabet Upper dies, 5/8" Circle Punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: 'Tis the Season Sentiments, Background Basics: Evergreens (available October 15th) In the Meadow
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Evergreens die, Loop De Loop II Border die, rhinestone (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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