Introducing Enclosed: Bell, Deck the Halls + String Frames

Deck the halls with boughs of holly!  We're kicking off the holiday crafting season with a bang this month, and we've got so much holiday cheer to share with you, it's just sure to put a smile on your face and get you in the holiday spirit!  Let's dive right in…..fa la la la la!!


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Enclosed: Bell is the eighth in a monthly series of stamp sets designed to coordinate with a monthly set of dies that can be used on cards or in conjunction with the Enclosed: Basic Folded Tag Die, allowing you to make your own custom gift tags and card embellishments for a variety of recipients and gift-giving needs!  Each Enclosed stamp set and die collection feature a different theme and die shape that will work together beautifully to cover occasions throughout the year.  You’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Enclosed: Bell will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Enclosed: Bell contains a total of 15 images.  The holly leaves image measures 1-1/8” x 1”.  The “Joy” sentiment measure 2-1/8” x 1-1/2”.  The “Jingle” sentiment measure 1-11/16” x 5/8”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.  bell (3-1/8" x 3-1/2"), holly (1-1/4" x 1-3/8")




You’ll love decking the halls of your cards and holiday projects with this classic new wreath set!  Whether you like to create clean and simple cards or stack up the layers, this set gives all sorts of options.  Create beautiful cards with ease, featuring the timeless elegance of a holiday wreath.

The Details:

  • Deck the Halls will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Deck the Halls contains a total of 9 images.  The main wreath image measures 2-1/4” in diameter.  The “Joy & Peace” sentiment measures 1-1/2” x 1”.  The long bow image measures 2-1/2” x 1”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.  wreath (2-1/4"), long bow (1-1/8" x 2-1/2"), small bow (1-3/8" x 1")



Tucked In: Get Well is the eighth in a monthly series of stamp sets designed to give you options for sentiments to stamp on the inside of cards.  Whether you don’t know what to write in your card, or you just love the professional, finished look of a stamped sentiment on the inside, the Tucked In series is just what you need to take the guess-work out of what to put in your cards!  The Tucked In series focuses on sentiments for different occasions each month so you’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Tucked In: Get Well will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Tucked In: Get Well contains a total of 2 images.  The “So sorry you’re not  well …” sentiment measures 32-5/8” x 1-1/4”.  The “Heard you’re under the weather.” sentiment measures 2-1/8” x 1-3/8”.


Keep It Simple: Surgery is the twenty-fourth 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 "Healing Wishes" that can be used for friends and family who have recently had  surgery. The font choices will cover everything from modern to playful.

The Details:

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







Erin Lincoln has designed a genius new die collection that will having you highlighting your favorite images with frames of string!

The Details: 

  • String Frames die/collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $13.
  • String Frames contains a total of 3 dies.  large (3-1/2" x 4-3/4"), medium (2-1/2" x 3-7/8"), small (1" x 2-1/4")


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

Joy to the World Card

There is just something about glitter that says "holidays", so I thought it would be fun to pair up the new Enclosed: Bell dies with some bright and festive red glitter!


I die-cut the bell from Pure Poppy cardstock then adhered red glitter onto it, setting it aside a few minutes to dry.  


Two holly images were die-cut, one from Limeade Ice and the other from Simply Chartreuse.  I stamped them with the coordinating image in Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado ink respectively.  Pearls were added to the berry portion of the die-cut for dimension.


A strip of Soft Stone striped paper was added to the top of the card front to help ground the bell.  A bit of baker's twine was also tied around the top.  Not only is this glittered bell great on a card, I bet they would make AMAZING gift tags too!

Wedding Joy Card

The new Enclosed: Bell collection definitely does not need to be limited to holiday projects!  Dawn cleverly added a wedding sentiment too, making it a wonderful when creating greetings for the new couple!


I die-cut the bell frame three times from white cardstock and adhered them together for dimension.  The companion sentiments were added in Charcoal Palette ink.


In the upper corner I stamped several floral images from The Best is Yet To Be using Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush and Spring Moss.  A few adhesive pearls were added as well.


I used the bow from Deck the Halls to embellish the top of the bell.  IT was die-cut from Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped with the coordinating image in the same.  I will be definitely getting a lot of mileage out of this set!

Joy & Peace Wreath Card

For those of you who like to keep your holiday projects super simple with few layers or embellishments for easy mailing, this one is for you!


I inked the wreath stamp from Deck the Halls in Simply Chartreuse and then rolled the edges in Ripe Avocado.  There is so much beautiful detail in this image, the darker color helps to highlight that!  I added the berry sprigs in Autumn Rose followed by some Liquid Pearls.  What I love about those is that they reflect the color they are put upon, so they almost take on an Autumn Rose look.


The sentiment, also from the Deck the Halls set, is added in True Black.


The die-cut bow finishes the project off.  Everything is mounted onto a Soft Stone card base.  Quick and easy to mail!

Copper Christmas Card

It's no secret, I love Perfect Pearls and I knew they would be a good pair with the Deck the Halls set!  I stamped the wreath, sentiment and stars in Perfect Medium.  Then brushed copper Perfect Pearls over the wreath and sentiment and sunflower over the stars (from Christmas Cheer).  

You can see more about this technique in this Make It Monday video I did a couple years ago:


It is really easy, not to mention great for adding shimmer and shine with very little effort!  Perfect Pearls can be found in the store HERE.


After applying the Perfect Pearls, I stitched some copper seed beads in place where the berry sprigs would normally be stamped.


To help add balance to the wreath, I punched two 1/8" holes and threaded gold floss though them repeatedly finishing it off with a knot.  This helped tie in the gold color from the stars as well.


I used a gold paint pen to add emphasis to the edge of the card front.

Relax Rest Recover card

For this last card I got out my Zig Clean Color markers to do a little watercoloring.  


this sentiment from Keep It Simple: Surgery is just the thing when someone is recovering from an injury or medical procedure.  I heat embossed it in white onto a strip of Simply Chartreuse cardstock.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Are you in the holiday crafting mood, after seeing all of today's amazing new products?  Better start making your list and checking it twice!  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, September 11t to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our September 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 Enclosed: Bell.


Melissa Phillips will be highlighting Deck the Halls.


Maile Belles will be showcasing String Frames dies.


Ashley Cannon Newell will be showcasing Tucked In: Get Well and Keep It Simple: Surgery.


CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.


CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.


CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



  • STAMPS: Enclosed: Bell (available September 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Simple Chartreuse, Soft Stone stripes
  • OTHER: Enclosed: Bell dies, adhesive pearls, baker's twine, Palette Stamp + Stick Glitter (bright red)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Enclosed: Bell, Deck the Halls (available September 15th) The Best is Yet To Be
  • INK: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • OTHER: Enclosed: Bell dies, Deck the Halls dies, adhesive pearls
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Deck the Halls (available September 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Autumn Rose
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Deck the Halls dies, Liquid Pearls (white opal)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Deck the Halls, Christmas Cheer (available September 15th)
  • INK: Perfect Medium 
  • PAPER: Pinefeather
  • OTHER: Perfect Pearls (perfect copper, sunflower), copper seed beads, gold floss (DMC), gold paint pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Surgery (available September 15th) Sunflower Bouquet
  • INK: Noir Palette, VersaMark
  • PAPER: watercolor paper, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, ZIG CleanColor markers (036, 042, 043, 046, 052, 061, 065, 072), white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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