The feather trend is still going strong with feathers popping up everywhere we turn, from home decor to fashion and more.  We're excited to bring you our own twist, in true Papertrey style!  Sit back and relax, as we present Feather Finery from the whole team!


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Take this stylish feather set from classic to modern with the simple two-step stamping options available.  Just use the graceful feathers as is for a simple, timeless design.  Or add the dotted layer for a trendy take on this popular design element.  The sentiments are a great complement to the images and say just the right thing.

The Details: 

  • Feather Finery will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Feather Finery contains a total of 23 images.  The largest feather measures 5-1/2" x 2-1/4".  The medium feather measures 3-1/2" x 1-3/4".  The smallest feather measures 2-1/4" x 1-1/4".   The largest assembled bird measures 1-1/2" x 1".  The "tickled pink" sentiment measures 1-1/2"  1/2".  "About your big news." measures 1-3/4" x 1/8".  "You be the bird…" measures 2" x 1".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $14.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies (3 single shapes + 3 wired shapes).  2-1/2" x 3-5/8" (A), 3-1/2" x 1-7/8" (B), 1" x 1-3/4" (C), 2-3/8" x 1-1/4" (D)


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

Color My World Card

One of my favorite things about this new set is the size of the largest feather.  It easily can stand alone on an A2 card and fill a lot of space which helps to be able to create relatively simple cards.  On this card I stamped a single large feather in Charcoal Palette ink.


I then added a few strokes of watered down Summer Sunrise ink refill, along with a few splatters.  For additional splashes of color, I stamped various Mini Blooms using Orange Zest, Pure Poppy and Raspberry Fizz.  I love the way these strokes just move your eye across the cover.


This sentiment from Happy Trails was a perfect finish, stamped in True Black.  I also used a ruler and black pen to add two lines underneath to help add visual weight and balance.


A Raspberry Fizz card base finishes it off.  I love how this turned out and I am already thinking about other types of images that could be added to paint strokes in this manner along with the feather.  Like various sizes of stars, hearts, polka dots or letters!

Fly Away Card

I have found myself using a lot of white lately so I wanted to pull out my neglected black.  I've always loved the look of gold embossing on black and kept things simple with that technique on this card.


I designed the smallest feather in this set on a tight curve radius so that it could be used above and below a sentiment like this and form a circle of sorts.  I stamped the sentiment first and then added the feathers.  They were all heat embossed with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.

Glitter edge

I cut the card front a bit short and prepped a separate black card base.  I added Scor-tape to the bottom edge of the card base and pressed crushed glass glitter into it.  


then I adhered the embossed card front in place with foam tape.  The little lip hanging over the glitter edge gives it a nice clean finish.

Your Wings Exist Card

Now for something a bit more simple, a one layer card.


I stamped the large feather in Ocean Tides and the medium feather in Aqua Mist.  I then added the dotted layer on top of each feather.  I decided to experiement and I used Liquid Pearls on all of the dots, which was a bit time consuming.  After I was done and everything had dried, I decided I probably would have had a very similar effect by heat embossing.  So you may want to do that instead if you opt to recreate this design!

Silver floss

I punched a 1/4" circle from the edge of the card and tied it with silver floss.  I purposely cut the ends a bit randomly to have more of a *feathered* look.


The sentiment, also from Feather Finery, was done in Charcoal Palette ink.  And I neglected to mention earlier that this was all done on Rustic White cardstock.

Tickled Pink Card

It still amazes me how many different looks you can get from these feather with just some little touches.


I stamped the medium feather repeatedly on this piece of Rustic White cardstock using a combination of Sweet Blush and Melon Berry inks.  I then went back in and added the delicately striped polka dots.  The stripes that I incorporated into the polka dots are the same weight as the lines used in drawing the feather, so they really look like they are part of the original image.  I used 2-way glue to add a bit of Prisma Glitter to the center of each feather too.


I die-cut a Basic Banner triangle from Melon Berry cardstock and heat embossed it with these fun sentiments from Feather Finery.  I aslo added the two dotted lines between the two using a small image from Star Gazer.  The top edge of the banner was die-cut with Stitching Lines, which I stitched with silver floss.


I cut back the bottom of the feathered front cover block a bit and then created a separate card base from Rustic White cardstock.  Along the bottom edge of this I added stamped lines using one of the little chervons from Background Basics: Diagonals Additions.  That small stamp made that design detail easy and effortless and I will definitely be doing it more often!

Friends Forever Card

For my last card today I decided to pull out my Perfect Pearls and use a peacock feather as my inspiration.


I started with a block of Pinefeather cardstock and stamped the large feather in Perfect Medium.  I added Turquoise Perfect Pearls in a small area up near the tip like you would find on a peacock.  I then added Kiwi and Copper around that.  The single sequin was adhered with a mini glue dot.  I used the dotted layer, originally designed to be used along with the small feather, to add pattern around the feather.  These were brushed with Turquoise as well.


The sentiment was stamped in Perfect Medium as well and brushed with Copper.  I adhered the finished Pinefeather blcok to an Aqua Mist card base.  I just love how these two colors pair up and the way it helps to bring out the Turquoise Perfect Pearls.


Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!  I asked each of them to create one simple card and then a second version of the project with a little extra jazz.  These projects will show you that whether you prefer CAS or more detailed cards, this set is ideal!


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 Dawn McVey.


CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.


CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.


CLICK HERE to see more from Laura Bassen.

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 excited about the feather trend?  Can you see yourself using these fabulous feathers yourself?  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, January 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our January 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 Lizzie Jones.

CLICK HERE to see more from Tiffany Pastor.


  • STAMPS: Feather Finery (available January 15th) Happy Trails, Mini Blooms
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise refill, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: black pen (American Crafts), watercolor brush
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Feather Finery (available January 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: True Black
  • OTHER: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, Crushed Glass Glitter- Champagne (Stampendous), Scor-tape
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Feather Finery (available January 15th)
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Rustic White
  • OTHER: Liquid Pearls (Ranger), silver floss (DMC), 1/4" circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Feather Finery, Background Basics: Diagonals Additions (available January 15th) Star Gazer (lines)
  • INK: VersaMark, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Melon Berry
  • OTHER: Stitching Lines die, Basic Banners die, Prisma Glitter, 2-way glue pen, silver floss (DMC), White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Feather Finery (available January 15th)
  • INK: Perfect Medium
  • PAPER: Pinefeather, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: sequin, Ranger Perfect Pearls (Turquoise, Kiwi, Copper)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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