Introducing Painted Poinsettias, Merry Kiss-mas and Phrase Play #9 + Holiday Double Cuts

Christmas is in the air, today at Papertrey Ink!  Think bright red poinsettias, sweet kisses under the mistletoe and frosty, snowy nights!  We've got all that and more to warm your heart today, and this holiday season!


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Create elegant, multi-layer poinsettias with ease using the detailed images in this gorgeous set.  The hand-painted style of the artwork adds to the beauty of the set.  Classic sentiments are also included, making this a great go-to set for all of your holiday projects.

The Details:

  • Painted Poinsettias will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Painted Poinsettias contains a total of 29 images.  The largest assembled poinsettia measures 2-1/2" x 2-1/4".  The smallest assembled poinsettia measures 2" x 1-7/8".  The largest single leaf measures 2" x 3/4".  The smallest single leaf measures 1" x 1/2".  The "Holiday Joy" sentiment measures 1-7/8" x 7/8".  "Christmas Cheer" measures 1-7/8" x 3/4".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $10.  This collection includes a total of 9 wired dies. 3" x 4-1/4" overall




Merry Kiss-mas is a fun new Christmas set, focusing on the classic tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. A sprig of mistletoe is the main image, with three ways to tie it for added detail: a bow, a ribbon, and a wrap of thin ribbon or twine. There are several kissing related sentiments included, beginning with the set title, as well as a couple more general Christmas sentiments to go with them. Remember: what happens under the mistletoe, stays under the mistletoe!

The Details:

  • Merry Kiss-mas will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Merry Kiss-mas contains a total of 20 images.  The mistletoe a little smaller than 2 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches tall. The more solid bow is a little more than 1 inch wide and 3/4 inches tall. The Merry Kiss-mas sentiment is 2-1/2 inches wide and about a1/3 inch tall, the Leaves and Berry sentiment, 2 inches wide and 3/4 inches tall.
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a total of 5 wired dies.  2-3/4" x 3"




This is the ninth in a series of small sentiment sets designed to coordinate with a stylish, trendy phrase frame die.  These particular sentiments finish the die-cut word "Winter", giving you lots of design options.  The size of the coordinating die-cut phrase frame will also work well with our Monthly Moments series!

The Details:

  • Phrase Play #9 will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Phrase Play #9 contains a total of 11 images.  "Wonderland" measures 2-1/8" x 1/4".  "joy&peace" measures 1-3/4" x 1/4".  "is warmed by friendship" measures 2-1/4" x 1/8".  "wishes & kisses" measures 2-1/8" x 3/16".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  2-7/8" x 3-7/8"




These unique word dies allow you to create beautiful layered die cut words.  You can opt to cut the two layers in different colors or the same color for a monochromatic look.  Just wait until you see these in action!

The Details: 

  • Holiday Double Cuts die collection will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Holiday Double Cuts contains a total of 6 wired dies.  1-7/8" x 1" (joy), 2-3/4" x 1" (noel), 4" x 1" (merry)


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

Holiday Joy Card

For my first card I kept things simple and let the beautiful poinsettia image take center stage.


I built the floral image on Sweet Blush cardstock, cut with the coordinating die.  The layers were done in Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy then the center in Scarlet Jewel.  The leaves were stamped directly onto the card base in Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.


The senitment was stamped dirctly onto the card front as well using True Black ink.


This would be so easy to mass produce for the holidays, not to mention adapt to a tag design!

Christmas Kiss Card

Lexi's new mistletoe set is so pretty and also gives such a fresh twist to the holidays!


I inked the mistletoe image in Simply Chartreuse and then dabbed a little Ripe Avocado ink along the bottom portion of the leaves to add shading.  This was stamped onto a white die-cut.  The bow was cut from Pure Poppy cardstock and stamped with the coordinating image in VersaMark.


Tiny adhesive pearls in two different sizes were added to represent the beautiful white berries found on living mistletoe.


The sweet sentiment was heat embossed onto the Soft Stone card front using White Filigree Embossing powder.


I also added a stitched border around the edge using a white gel pen.

Merry Christmas Card

This next card kind of has a fun retro feel about it and uses the one of the fabulous new Holiday Double Cuts dies.


I stamped the base of the poinsettias with Vintage Cream ink onto Classic Kraft cardstock so that other colors would pop on top of it.  The second layer is Menon Berry and the third layer Berry Sorbet.  The leaves started with Vintage Cream as well, but I stamped the large solid leaf a second time on top of that in Spring Moss.  The other colors used were Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.


I die-cut this "Merry" die from Holiday Double Cuts collection in Vintage Cream three times and glued the layers together.  Look at all that detail!  I just love it!  Note that I used just the top layer of this word die, there is also a solid layer I could have added underneath, but it didn't fit into this particular design.  I love this kind of versatility!


I did some selective inking and was able to add "Christmas" under the die-cut in Scarlet Jewel ink using a stamp from Painted Poinsettias.

Winter Friendship Card

I have one last card for you today, this one using the new Phrse Play #9 die and stamp set.  The main cut was made from Ocean Tides cardstock.


I die-cut the snowflake three times from white cardstock and adhered it into the appropriate spot on the card.  A scattering of sequins provide a unique "snow flurry" look.  The Winter banner was cut from Spring Moss and adhered with a bit of foam tape.



The sentiment block at the bottom was cut from Soft Stone and the sentiment was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you feeling inspired to start holiday crafting right away?  Are you looking forward to cold winter nights, tucked inside with your stamps and ink to keep you warm?  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 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 October Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Phrase Play #9.

Dawn McVey will be showcasing Painted Poinsettias.

Ashley Cannon Newell will be featuring Merry Kiss-mas.

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

CLICK HERE to see more from Lexi Daly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.



  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Limease Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
  • OTHER: Painted Poinsettia dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Merry Kiss-mas (available October 15th)
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: Merry Kiss-mas dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, white gel pen, adhesive pearls
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias (available October 15th)
  • INK: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Simply Charteuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream
  • OTHER: Holiday Double Cuts die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Phrase Play #9 (available October 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Phrase Play #9 die, sequins (Shakers & Sprinkles Kit), White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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