Introducing Freshly Fallen, Jolly Holiday and Festival of Lights

The chill of winter can be a beautiful thing with freshly fallen snow, holiday lights twinkling and shimmering and the heart-warming act of giving gifts to others.  Hopefully today's introductions will help you to enjoy these things just a little bit more this holiday season.


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Add the delicate elegance of glittering snow to your projects this winter with Freshly Fallen. These calligraphy-inspired flurries can be layered for more complex snowflakes or stamped individually for simple sophistication. Before you know it, you’ll be stamping a fresh blanket of snow on your seasonal greetings, scrapbook pages, and gift wrap. You’ll just love how easily your projects come together with this fabulously frosty set!

The Details:

  • Freshly Fallen will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Freshly Fallen contains a total of 19 images.  The largest snowflake measures about 1 5/8” x 1 7/8." The smallest snowflake measures just over 1/2” x 5/8.” The “Season’s greetings” sentiment measures 1 1/4” x 5/8.” The “Snowy days” sentiment measures 2 1/2” x 2/5.”
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 6 wired dies.  3-3/4" x 3"




Jolly Holiday is a trendy, fun filled holiday set that is perfect for creating quick and simple one layer cards as well as cards and projects with more detail. It features a clean and simple design and lots of little extras that will make creating your holiday cards and projects extra special. You will also love the coordinating dies which will make stamping and creating a snap. With crisp, clean images and a fun font combination, this holiday set will be perfect for sending and conveying your message during the holiday season!

The Details:

  • Jolly Holiday will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Jolly Holiday contains a total of 18 images.  The striped gift box assembled with the lid and bow measures approximately 1-1/4” wide x 2” tall.  The larger tree measures 1” wide x 1-1/2” tall. The three larger stars measure approximately 3/4” wide x 3/4” tall. The striped wreath measure approximately 1- 1/2” wide by 1-1/2” tall. ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’ measures approximately 1” wide by 1” tall. ‘Have a jolly holiday’ measures approximately 2” wide by 3/8” wide.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 9 wired shapes.  3" x 3"



The perfect little collection of images to create beautiful projects for Hanukkah.  The large Star of David has a coordinating starburst image that can quickly take center stage on cards, tags and more.  The candle images can be used to create a modern take on a menorah, above or behind sentiments.

The Details:

  • Festival of Lights will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Festival of Lights contains a total of 14 images.  The large Star of David measures1-1/4" x 1-3/8".  The star burst measures 1-5/8".  The "Love & Light" sentiment measures 2-3/4" x 3/4".  "Wishing you" measures 1-3/8" x 1/8".  The two candles measure 1" and 3/4" tall, and both are a little over 1/16" wide.  The dot cluster measures 3/8" x 1/4". 


Keep It Simple: Hanukkah is the eleventh in a series of stamp sets allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments, in a nice variety of fonts, that you can turn to again and again. With this edition we are focusing on "Hanukkah". The font choices will cover everything from modern to elegant.

The Details:

  • Keep It Simple: Hanukkah will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: Hanukkah contains a total of 9 images.  All of sentiments average between 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" long.  They average between 1/8" and 1/2" tall.


This mini stamp set contains a small frame and several small sentiments that are meant to coordinate with the label die included in the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe die collection.  Several different fonts were used, so there is sure to be the perfect sentiment, no matter what style project you’re creating.  The snowflake images will coordinate with the snowflake confetti die also included in the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe die collection.

The Details:

  • Snow Globe Sentiments will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Snow Globe Sentiments contains a total of 16 images.  The label image measures just slightly less than 2” wide x 3/8” tall.  The largest snowflake measures just slightly less than ¾” x ¾”.  The sentiments range in size from approximately 1” – 1 1/2” long x slightly more than 1/8” tall.




Erin Lincoln has out done herself with the winter seasonal stitching dies!  Pair them up with any of our other stitching dies and more for gifts and special holiday keepsakes!  The "pinwheel" style die with the Holly can be used to create a 3D holly berry.

The Details: 

  • Seasonal Stitching: Bow die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $13.
  • Seasonal Stitching: Bow contains a total of 6 wired dies.  5-3/4" x 3" overall, 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" assembled bow




The Details: 

  • Seasonal Stitching: Candy Cane die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $6.
  • Seasonal Stitching: Candy Cane contains a total of 3 wired dies.  2-1/2" x 4" overall, 2-3/4" x 1-1/4" assembled





The Details: 

  • Seasonal Stitching: Holly die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Seasonal Stitching: Holly contains a total of 6 wired dies.  2" x 3-1/4" overall, 2" x 1-1/8" (holly leaf)



The Details: 

  • Seasonal Stitching: Snowman die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $11.
  • Seasonal Stitching: Snowman contains a total of 10 wired shapes.  4-1/4" x 4-1/2" overall, 2-7/8" tall x 2-3/8" assembled



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

Winter Joy card

I could hardly wait to pull our Freshly Fallen and put it to good use!  A bit of an untraditional holiday color scheme was used, New Leaf and Aqua Mist.


I triple stamped each layer of the snowflake without reinking to create this softer, generation stamping effect.  The centers of each snowflake were finished with a small gem.


I used the Phrase Play #9 die and the banner portion of it along with Soft Stone cardstock for the top portion of the sentiment.  One of the dies from Holiday Double Cuts in Aqua Mist was perfect underneath that.


Note that I kept the design to three of each snowflake for visual balance.  A quick and easy single layer card!

Peace on Earth Card

For my next Freshly Fallen project I used a lot of soft blues and purples, one of my favorite combos when making snow themed cards!  I started by making off an area on my cover with post-it notes and sponging Spring Rain ink around the exterior of it and blending it inward.


After the post-it notes were removed I was able to add the sentiment and snowflakes.   The sentiment came from Wet Paint Holiday, with the die-cut in Winter Wisteria and the supporting sentiment stamped in Charcoal Palette.


The snowflakes were done in layers of Winter Wisteria and Lavender Moon.  The little dotted accents gave the snowflakes a very different look than those on my first project.  I used a 2-way glue pen to add small dots and adhere Prisma glitter.


The sparkle in person is just so pretty!  The card front panel was adhered with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Christmas Cheer Tag

I have a little tag for you next, perfect for dressing up gift cards this holiday season.  The Stitched Tag dies were cut from Classic Kraft cardstock, the bottom of the front stamped with Polka Dot Basics II using Fresh Snow ink.


I die-cut the Seasonal Stitching: Holly die from Simply Chartreuse and Autumn Rose felt.  The leaves were just stitched down the center with with embroidery floss, but I gathered the tabs of the dimensional berry die-cut into the center to create this beautiful and unique berry accent.  All of these were actually glued into place to help save on time and make the arranging a bit more flexible.  Two small stick pins accent the side of the berry.


One of the large sentiments from Painted Poinsettias was stamped in the upper portion of the tag using True Black ink.

Tag back

I stitched the pocket of the Stitched Tag die onto the back of the tag.  This is sized perfectly to hold a gift card, so this project is very practical too!


I can definitely see mass myself producing these for teacher's gifts this year!  You'll be seeing many fo the other new Seasonal Stitching dies used throughout the week!

Jolly Holiday Card

Melissa Bickford's Jolly Holiday set is so bold and modern, really bringing a fresh perspective on holiday stamping!


Bright colors were on order for this project!  I actually used the back of these tree stamps along with the striped fronts to acheive this look.  I chose a monochromatic look for each tree, flipping the stamp over back and forth as I worked my way across.  Then I added the stars and tree trunks to finish the arrangmeent off.


One of the hills dies from the In the Meadow die set was used at the bottom.  I edged it with a 2-way glue pen and then sprinkled it a bit with Faux Snow.

Striped Gift Card

For my next Jolly Holiday card I created this fun stacked gift using a small stripe stamp in the set along with this fun modern bow.  I used some old-school retro Christmas colors, Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather and Ocean Tides.


I discovered that the new Snow Globe Sentiments set were a perfect fit for these stripes, so I added a few of them in True Black here and there throughout the stack.  Kind of a fun way to incorporate sentiments!  I scattered some silver star sequins around the stacked gift as well, adhering them with Glossy Accents.  Everything is adhered to a Soft Stone card base.

Star of David card

Now onto some Hanukkah projects!


I kept things pretty simple with this design and used the two layer Star of David image from Festival of Lights on the front of this Enchanted Evening card, heat embossing them with Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  Don't you just love all the detail?  I added a few star clusters around it using VersaMark ink.


The sentiment was added using Keep It Simple: Hanukkah.  A bit of gold embroidery floss was tied around the panel to help add balance to the sentiment.

Love & Light Shine card

This design is a nice modern twist on a Hanukkah card, with bold stripes stamped in Spring Rain using Background Basics: Super Stripes.  


The candles from Festival of Lights were added in Enchanted Evening, with the flames added in Charcaol Palette ink.  I heat embossed the sentiments as well as the dot clusters using Silver Filigree Embossing Powder.  Super simple, but really such a dramatic effect!

Hanukkah Candles Border Card

My last card is a great design I like to use with many of the Keep It Simple sets.  I cut the Spring Rain card front into two pieces, allowing enough of a gap to tuck in my sentiment.


The sentiment is stamped in Enchanted Evening and then this cross-hatched Star of David accents the top.



Along the bottom edge I added candles and flames to create a border.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Which holidays will you be celebrating this year?  Will you be crafting for them?  Was there a particular project that sparked your interest 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!


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You have until 7am EST, October 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 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 highlighting Freshly Fallen.

Betsy Veldman will be showcasing Snow Globe Sentiments.

Laura Bassen will be featuring Festival of Lights and Keep It Simple: Hanukkah.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

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  • STAMPS: Freshly Fallen (available October 15th)
  • INK: New Leaf, Aqua Mist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #9 die, Holiday Double Cuts die, adhesive gems
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Freshly Fallen (available October 15th) Wet Paint Holiday
  • INK: Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria
  • OTHER: Prisma Glitter, Wet Paint Holiday die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"



  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias (available October 15th) Polka Dot Basics II
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Autumn Rose Stripes
  • OTHER: Seasonal Stitching: Holly dies, Stitched Tag dies, Autumn Rose & Simply Chartreuse felt, embroidery floss, stick pins, clothespin
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-3/4" x 2-3/4"



  • STAMPS: Jolly Holiday (available October 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: In the Meadow (hills) die, Faux Snow
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Jolly Holiday, Snow Globe Sentiments (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: star sequins
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-3/4" x 2-3/4"


  • STAMPS: Festival of Lights, Keep It Simple: Hanukkah (available October 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening
  • OTHER: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, gold embroidery floss
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Festival of Lights (available October 15th) Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • INK: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Silver Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Festival of Lights, Keep It Simple: Hanukkah (available October 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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