Introducing Happy New Year, Pom Pom Pals, Fair Isle Motifs and Holiday Thanks

We're celebrating the holidays in style with a wide variety of new products today, all designed to help you create gorgeous holiday — and winter — cards and other projects with ease!  Sit back, relax and enjoy….!


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A brand new year is a time to celebrate and make resolutions for the year to come! There is so much included in this set  by Heather Nichols.  Wish family and friends a Happy New Year, create invitations for New Year’s Eve celebrations, and document your celebrations in your scrapbook albums.

The Details:

  • Happy New Year will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Happy New Year contains a total of 28 images.  The “happy new year” sentiment is 2 1/2” wide and just over 1/4” tall. The clock face image is just over 1 5/8” in diameter. The largest star image is 1/2” wide and just under 1/2” tall.
  • A coordinating Banner Journal Card die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8.  It measures 2-7/8" x 3-7/8".



These playful pals are the perfect theme to embellish both winter and holiday projects.  They were designed with the intent of adhering actual pompoms in the appropriate places, something both adults and children would love!  The images are sized to coordinated with the Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle dies, so you can add them to cards and tags!

The Details:

  • Pom Pom Pals will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Pom Pom Pals contains a total of 10 images, 3 pals and 7 sentiments.  The images all measure about 2-1/8" in diameter.  "Hello there" measures 1-1/8" x 1/2".  "Something special" measures 1-1/2" x 1/2".  "Season's greetings" measures 1-5/8" x 1/2". 


This fun set allows you to create backgrounds and borders for your winter projects, taking on a cozy Fair Isle feel! Inspired by traditional Fair Isle designs used on sweaters and other knitwear, you will love having the ability to mix and match different pieces and using multiple colors.

The Details:

  • Fair Isle Motifs will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Fair Isle Motifs contains a total of 12 images.  The largest snowflake image measures 2-5/8" x 2-5/8".  The smaller snowflake image measures 1-3/4" x 1-3/4".  The diamond border measures 1-3/4" x 5/8".  A single reindeer measures 1" x 1".   


Holiday Thanks by Dawn McVey is the ideal stamp set to help you create thank you notes for the wonderful gifts you’ve received each holiday season!  And not only that, but Holiday Thanks has many sentiments perfect for year-round application as well.  Send gorgeous thank you greetings in style, with this fabulous new set!

The Details:

  • Holiday Thanks will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Holiday Thanks contains a total of 21 images.  The “Thank you Your kindness touched me” sentiment measures 1-1/4” x 3/4”.  The largest “Thank you” sentiment measures 1-3/4” x 5/8”.  The “I can’t thank you enough” sentiment measures 2-1/8” x 1/8”.


Keep It Simple: New Year is the twelfth 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 celebrating the "New Year". The font choices will cover everything from modern to elegant.

The Details:

  • Keep It Simple: New Year will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: New Year contains a total of 7 images.  All of sentiments average between 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" long.  They average between 1/8" and 1/2" tall.


Birthday Classics: December by Dawn McVey is the eleventh set in a monthly series that features a gorgeously unique birthday sentiment as well as birthday sentiment building options, with each set focusing on a specific month!  Finally, you can create birthday sentiments specific to each recipient’s birth month!  Custom birthday cards just got more fun than ever!  You’ll want to be sure to collect them all to create cards for anyone on your birthday calendar!

The Details:

  • Birthday Classics: December will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Birthday Classics: December contains a total of 7 images.  The “Celebrating your birthday…” sentiment measures 2-1/4” x 1-1/2”.  The “December” sentiment measures 2" x 1/2“.  The “jolly” sentiment measures 5/8” x 3/8”.



These mini versions of Sketched Stars dies will be wonderful for any New Year's projects you create, or anything that is celebratory!

The Details: 

  • Small Sketched Stars die collection will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $6.
  • Small Sketched Stars die collection contains a total of set of 7 wired dies.  1-1/8" x 1-1/4" (large), 7/8" x 1" (medium), 3/4" x 3/4" (small)



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

Reindeer tag

The new Pom Pom Pals set is so much fun to work with!  Whether you opt to add a real pom pom or not, they realy are adorable little critters!  

Reindeer closeup

I die-cut a circle and stamped the reindeer image in Noir Black.  I used Copic markers to color him in, going back in with a colorless blender to add "snow" to the navy sky.  The pom pom was then adhered in place.  I used a 1/2" pom pom here because I liked the nose to look a bit more exagerated, but a 1/4" would work as well.


I stamped "to" at the bottom of the tag and then added the recipients name with Type Strips, a new product line you will see more of later in the week!


The tag base was created with the Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 die.  A bit of baker's twine was tied to the top and finished with a mini clothespin.

Hello There Card

Next up is this sweet little penguin waving hello!  I kept this card simple so the pom pom detail would take center stage.

Penguin closeup

The image was stamped in Noir Palette ink and then I used Copic Markers for the coloring.  A white pom pom finishes the hat.  Isn't he just the cutest!


I stamped the sentiment just to the side of the finished penguin. To help break up the squareness of everything, I rounded the corners of the card front.

Snowman Card

Now for the last character in the Pom Pom Pals set!  This snowman has fuzzy ear muffs that you can leave as is, or adhere real pom poms to if you wish!


I stamped the bottom portion of the kraft card front with the new Fair Isle Motifs set using Fresh Snow ink.


I die-cut this circle and then added the snowman with Noir Palette ink.  I colored the scarf, earmuffs and frame with Copics then used a cotton swab to rub Fresh Snow ink over the areas of the snowman.  A white gel pen made quick work of adding a few stitched around the edge of the circle.

December Birthday Card

Here I have used another pattern from the Fair Isle Motifs set to complement a December birthday card!


I stamped the main motif in Tropical Teal onto Hawaiian Shores cardstock.  A few additional details were added in Fresh Snow.  The detail in this set is just incredible!


This gorgeous sentiment from Birthday Classics: December was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.   I then stamped it again in Enchanted Evening onto a scrap of cardstock and trimmed out a portion of the sentiment and adhered it to the appropriate place.


A bit of white crochet thread was then tied around the spine.  Think of all the colors you could create these in!

Holiday Thank You Card

For my next project I decided to bring ombre and the Fair Isle Motifs together.

Fair isle

I stamped this design in rows, inking each row with two colors, allowing them to fade in the middle.  From the bottom to the top I used Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest.


I die-cut this banner (from the Tag Sale #10 die collection) using Rasberry Fizz cardstock.  The thank you sentiment from Holiday Thanks was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  Underneath that I stamped the companion sentiment in True Black.


I love the way this ombre turned out and I'm looking forward to experimenting with other color combos!

Dream Big This Year Card

Now to switch gears to a few cards made with Heather's Happy New Year set!


I die-cut the Banner Journal Card from white cardstock and then popped out the individual banners and stamped them with the coordinating stamp.  A countdown was created using the number stamps.  I also wrapped a bit of white crochet thread around the side, which was finished with a bow.


The other corner of the card is accented with a stamped clock face from the set as well as one of my favorite sentiments.  A Soft Stone card base was added, stamped with Polka Dot Basics III using Fresh Snow ink.

Happy New Year

For my last project I took advantage of the black and gold color scheme that is popular for New Year celebrations.


I heat embossed the main sentiment in Black Filigree Embossing Powder onto the Smokey Shadow cardstock.  

New year embossing

A strip of gold label paper is heat embossed with one of the sentiments from the new Keep It Simple: New Year set.


I also cut a few gold stars from the gold label paper, making it easy to stick them in place.  A few small star images were stamped and scattered around the gold stars.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  We hope you're feeling festive and ready to get crafty!  Which products excited you the most 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, November 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 November Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


Betsy Veldman will be featuring Holiday Thanks and Pom Pom Pals.

Heather Nichols will be highlighting Happy New Year, Banner Journal Card die and Keep It Simple: New Year.

Dawn McVey will be showcasing Fair Isle Motifs and Birthday Classics: December.



  • STAMPS: Pom Pom Pals (available November 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: 1/2" pom pom, Copic Markers (B41, B45, BG11, BG13, BV31, BV02, BV13, Y32)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Pom Pom Pals, Type Strips (available November 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, white sticker sheet
  • OTHER: Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5 die, Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle die, Copic Markers (YR18, YR15, YR24, R29, R59, E99, E97, E19, G28, YG97, B99, B97, colorless blender), mini clothespin, baker's twine, 1/2" red pom pom
  • FINISHED SIZE: 2-7/8" x 3-7/8"


  • STAMPS: Pom Pom Pals, Fair Isle Motifs, Holiday Thanks (available November 15th)
  • INK: Noir Black, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Limitless Layers: 2-1/2" Circle die, white gel pen, Copic Markers (YR15, YR18, BG13, BG18, YG25)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Fair Isle Motifs, Birthday Classics: December (available November 15th)
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Fresh Snow, VersaMark, Enchanted Evening
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Fair Isle Motifs, Holiday Thanks (available November 15th)
  • INK: True Black, VersaMark, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Tag Sale #10 die (banner)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Happy New Year (available November 15th) Polka Dot Basics III
  • INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Banner Journal Card die, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Happy New Year, Keep It Simple: New Year (available November 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, True Black
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, True Black
  • OTHER: Small Sketched Stars dies, gold sticker sheet (Luxe Letterpress Kit), Gold & Black Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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