The whole team is back today, with projects sure to knock your socks off! Today's focus is the classic nativity scene as well as a whole list of companion products that will allow you to create the most beautiful and inspiring religious-themed projects ever!
O Holy Night brings you a wide variety of Christmas sentiments featuring timeless classics such as Christmas carols, Bible verses and more. Pair these sentiments with nearly any Christmas image you may already have in your collection, to create gorgeous, classic Christmas cards for your loved ones!
- O Holy Night will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- O Holy Night contains a total of 15 images. The “Glory to God…” sentiment measures 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”. The “For unto you…” sentiment measures 2” x 1-3/4”. The “Away in a manger…” sentiment measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”.
Petite Places: Nativity is the latest addition to the Petite Places collection, a series of stamps and dies that will allow you to create your own miniature scenes. These tiny places are sized to fit inside the Clear Tag Domes/Ornaments. The Petite Places: Nativity is perfect for creating holiday cards, tags, jar toppers, and gifts. The stable front can be used alone for flat projects like cards and tags, or it can be used with the dimensional stable die to create adorable miniature scenes inside ornaments and globes. The Petite Places: Nativity stamps and dies coordinate perfectly with the various dies in the Scene It collection.
- Petite Places: Nativity will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $5.
- Petite Places: Nativity contains a total of 17 images. The stable front measures just over 1 1/4” wide and just under 1” high. The larger palm tree measures just over 1/2” wide and 1” tall. The trio of nativity figures measures just over 1/2” wide and just under 1/2” high. The “wise men…” sentiment measures 1 1/8” wide and just over 1/4” high.
- A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $18. This collection includes a total of 21 dies. assembled stable (1-1/4" wide x 5/8" deep x 1" tall)
Here is a short video that Betsy put together showing you just how amazing the new Petite Places: Nativity collection is!
Betsy has also designed a new Scene It collection, a perfect complement to Petite Places: Nativity! The details are just gorgeous!
- Scene It: Bethlehem die/collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $16.
- Scene It: Bethlehem contains a total of 3 dies. 3" diameter each.
You're going to love these amazing new dies that Betsy has designed, which will allow you to create little lanterns/ornaments that can hold the Petite Places line. The rectangle die included can be used to cut vellum or transparency so you can close it in. You could even use cardstock over the openings and transform it into a treat/favor box! Just wait till you see these in use!
- Petite Ornament: Hexagon die/collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $27.
- Petite Ornament: Hexagon contains a total of 3 dies. 3-1/8" wide x 3-5/8" tall (slightly shorter once assembled)
This video from Betsy will open a whole new world for your Petite Places collection as well as other favorite images!
Betsy also designed another version, to give you even more design options! This one is square!
- Petite Ornament: Square die/collection will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $27.
- Petite Ornament: Square contains a total of 3 dies. 2-5/8" wide x 4" tall (slightly shorter once assembled)
And here is a video that Betsy put together for the square version! You are going to love this!!!
Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!
For my first card I wanted all of the detail of the Petite Places: Nativity and Scene It: Bethlehem to really pop, so I opted to keep them simple, clean and white, but place them on a vibrant background.
I started with a block of Tropical Teal cardstock and sponged the top with Enchanted Evening ink, letting it fade out towards the center. Then I Stamped along the faded edge with the star cluster from Christmas Cheer. The beautiful sentiment from O Holy Night is heat embossed in white towards the top of the card.
I layered the City of David die-cut and the palm tree layer from the Scene It: Bethlehem collection. Then on top of that I added a few of the key pieces from Petite Places: Nativity. To add emphasis to the baby Jesus, I stamped that image on it's coordinating cut using Enchanted Evening ink.
It's a simple card to put together, but I think it has a lot of impact.
I was on a Tropical Teal kick so decided to create a little tree ornament using the new Petite Ornament: Hexagon dies. It was super easy to assemble and all of the detail just makes it a special keepsake.
I die-cut the entire Petite Places: Nativity in white, pieced it together and adhered it inside the ornament.
The interior bottom is coated with faux snow for a bit of sparkle and texture. It also covers up the tabs that hold all the little nativity pieces in place.
The top filigree cut-outs and the ornamental trim you can add are so beautiful. It's dies like this that make me a happy paper crafter because I can make as many of these as I want, in whatever color I want, forever and ever! No hoarding allowed! :)
I wanted to pull out my Perfect Pearls one more time this month and pair it with the color of the day, Tropical Teal. I stamped all of the elements from Petite Places: Nativity and O Holy Night in VersaMark and brushed over them with Perfect Copper and Sunflower Perfect Pearls.
I stamped all of the elements from Petite Places: Nativity and O Holy Night in VersaMark and brushed over them with Perfect Copper and Sunflower Perfect Pearls.
I love fading one Perfect Pearls color into another like I did on the sentiment here.
I used a gold paint pen to add a fine border around the exterior as a finishing touch.
Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!
Amy says, "I'm thrilled to pieces to have a nativity in the Petite Places line. The scenes may be tiny, but they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in a big and powerful way. Stop by for some projects ideas that really stretch the creative range of these products!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.
Ashley says, "Celebrate the reason for the season with Petite Places: Nativity and O Holy Night. Bring life into traditions and make your projects become more than just paper and ink. Stop by to see how I've created cards and three dimensional projects to bring the reason for the season to life – through paper and ink."
CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.
Betsy says, "I am just so excited about everything we have to show you today…the new Petite Places Nativity, some new Scene It dies, and a whole new way to display your Petite Places Scenes! I am having SO much fun with these new Petite Ornament dies — just wait until you see all of the uses for them. Come on over and check it out!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.
Danielle says, "Are you in the holiday spirit yet? If not, today's group post will have you creating tags, cards and 3D ornaments/decor pieces with the beautiful new nativity stamps and dies."
CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.
Dawn says, "Celebrating the reason for The Season is easier than ever, thanks to a collection of new products, all with a nativity theme. Can't wait for you to see the nativity ornament I've created, as well as a slew of other cards and tags too! Stop by and check it out!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.
Heather says, "This month's Petite Paces is just perfect for the season. The little nativity scene is just the sweetest and I love all of the details and extras so you can build your scene how ever you want. The possibilities are endless!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.
Laurie says, "I collect Willow Tree and so my favorite type of Nativity is a very simple one. In searching Pinterest for inspiration, I kept seeing the Willows, along with many silhouette versions of the Nativity. I decided to go with that same simple look with a few bold images. Stop by and check it out!"
CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.
Lizzie says, "Anyone who loves the nativity story is sure to find joy in the sets we're showcasing today. The beautiful images and sentiments are perfect for meaningful Christmas crafting. If religious projects are at the top of your list this Christmas, you're sure to enjoy today's inspiration."
CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.
Maile says, "This collection is beautiful! Perfect for Christmas projects of all kinds. I hope after today you are inspired to create your own heartfelt crafts this holiday season."
CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.
Melissa says, "I love focusing on the “true meaning” of Christmas and for me, the new Nativity inspired sets and products are really, very special. They cause me to stop and think and reflect upon the wonderful meaning and message of Christmas and this makes creating for and giving to others, even more special."
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! What products are you most excited to play with yourself? Was there a project from today, that you just can't wait to recreate for yourself? Or are your creative wheels turning for how you would use these new products in a new and different way? 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 15th 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!
CITY OF DAVID CARD
- STAMPS: Petite Places: Nativity, O Holy Night, Christmas Cheer (available September 15th)
- INK: Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
- OTHER: Petite Places: Nativity dies, Scene It: Bethlehem dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, ink sponge
- FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal
- OTHER: Petite Places: Nativity dies, Petite Ornament: Hexagon die, Prisma Glitter, Faux Snow, Fresh Snow Velvet Ribbon, 1/8" Scor-tape
- FINISHED SIZE: 3-1/8" wide x 3-5/8" tall
AWAY IN A MANGER CARD
- STAMPS: Petite Places: Nativity, O Holy Night (September 15th)
- INK: VersaMark
- PAPER: Tropical Teal
- OTHER: Perfect Pearls (perfect copper, sunflower), gold paint pen
- FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"