We have winter on our minds today, as we bring you a collection of products all with a winter theme, featuring gorgeous images that can be mixed and matched to your heart's content.  When the winter wind starts blowing, these gorgeous new products will keep your hands and heart busy crafting all winter long.  And the best part is, you just might be surprised at the all-through-the-year use you can get out of some of these beauties!


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Have you ever seen the art of Charley Harper before?  I recently discovered it and am in awe of his talent, his style, his use of line and shape.  This style was a jumping point for my latest set, Winter Woods.


Create stylized, modern birds and woodland backgrounds as their perch with these multi-layer stamps.  Includes a few popular bird species that usually stick around in the  winter, the cardinal, chickadee and bluejay.  All three birds can be created with just two impressions.  There is a single tree trunk here that can be customized with branches and a birch bark pattern, as well as a 2-step pine bough. 

The Details: 

  • Winter Woods will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Winter Woods contains a total of 23 images.  The assembled cardinal measures 2-1/2" x 1-5/8".  The assembled chickadee measures 1-5/8" x 1".  The assembled bluejay measures 1" x 2-1/4".  The large thin stripe measures 5-1/2" x 3/8".  The assembled pine bough branch measures 4" x 2-7/8".  "Birthday wishes" measures 1-7/8" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 8 dies.



These gorgeous snowflakes are sure to become a favorite…use them as gift toppers, add them to cards, winter scrapbook pages, gift tags and so much more!  You’ll love mixing and matching them and even layering them with the coordinating dies for a stylish addition to your projects!  There are so many applications for these timeless, classic images with a fresh, new twist!

The Details: 

  • Fab Flakes will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Fab Flakes contains a total of 9 images.  The large lines-only snowflake image measures 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”.  The two smallest snowflake images measure 5/8” x 5/8”.  The “A Winter Hello” sentiment measures 1” x 1/2”.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 8 dies. 



Designed to coordinate with the Winter Woods stamp set, the birch pattern stamps can be used on the trees on this coordinating cover plate.  And whether you choose to stamp on this cover plate or not, the design options are nearly endless!

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Winter Woods die will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Winter Woods die measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".





This paper collection is just the thing to create quick and easy cards, providing the perfect backdrop for your winter birds!

The Details: 

  • Winter Woods paper collection will be available for purchase on November 15th.
  • It will retail for $10.
  • Winter Woods paper collection contains 36 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") sheets, 4 sheets each of 9 designs.
  • Printed on our signature white linen paper.
  • Coordinates with the following colors - Smokey Shadow, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, Canyon Clay, Melon Berry.


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

Just a Note Card

This card literally took less than ten minutes to make thanks to the new Winter Woods paper pad!


I die-cut the chickadee from white cardstock and then stamped the two layers in Soft Stone and True Black.  The sentiment is added right underneath in True Black.


The linen texture in the paper is so perfect for this theme.  I just adhered this piece right to my white card base and I was done!


A little thread, finished with a bow, was a nice finishing touch!  You could easily crank these out in a variety of colors and mix and match the birds and sentiments.  A great basic to have on hand that's great for both men and women!

Bird Birthday Trio

This little birthday card trio was a fun way to try out all three of the birds.

Cardinal Card

Fab Flakes made it easy to create a stunning background in Soft Stone.  The size of these flakes is just perfect!

Cardinal down

A single branch supports the cardinal stamped in Pure Poppy and True Black.

Bluebird Card

Here is the bluejay in Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening.

Bluebird down

The birthday sentiment is from the new Keep It Simple: Birthday II set.

Chickadee Card

The chickadee is done in Stormy Sea and Smokey Shadow.  All the different species just come together magically because of the two-step stamping!  Just wait until you give it a try yourself!

Chickadee down


Now that you have seen a few of my creations, here are some of the amazing things that the team has created!


Amy says, "Nichole’s Winter Woods collection has a wonderful modern minimalist look, yet maintains a beautiful traditional appeal as well. The cover plate and patterned papers, along with Dawn’s Fab Flakes, are especially suited for scene cards, which continue to be a hot trend in card making. I had so much fun exploring the different looks you can achieve with these products. Stop by my blog to see more!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "Winter Woods and Fab Flakes are the perfect combination. I've always had a love for crafting with birds, so Winter Woods is a personal new favorite. The two-step stamping for the birds creates amazing results. Fab Flakes are beautiful snowflakes. Add them to any design for added embellishing. Visit my blog to see how I've paired some new patterned papers, dies, and stamps to create two completely different cards."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, “Wow, Nichole did such a fabulous job creating the whole Winter Woods collection. The stamps and papers have this super cool trendy feel, but classic at the same time.  I had so much fun creating with this collection – my favorite card for today pairs the previously released Leaf Silhouettes dies with the new Winter Woods set…I think they’re a match made in heaven.  I hope you’ll come check it out, along with my other projects!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.




Danielle says, "What a fun set of wintery products that can really be used for any time of year! The two-step birds are so cute! Hop by to see what I've made!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



Dawn says, "I had the best time making these cards….all of the elements just came together so easily, thanks to a group of products that are all so lovely and work together so well, to create beautiful bird scenes.  Goodness, these could be used for all sorts of cards year-round.  I created one with a winter twist and one with a fall spin!  I hope you'll pop over to check them out!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "I adore this bird set with its whimsical and rustic charm. I am right in my element with the projects I am sharing today with lots of Kraft cardstock and white ink to create winter woodsy scenes to go along with these beautiful birds."

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Kay says, "I am head over hills in love with the the new Winter Woods stamp set, featuring stunning graphic illustrations of winter birds and birch trees! This is a beautiful set that lends itself perfectly for winter birthdays, events or the holidays! I’ve created three cards to showcase how versatile and fun this set can be!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.



Laurie says, "Winter is just around the corner and these new stamps and dies are just in time!  There are so many possibilities with these stamps.  Come check out the backgrounds I have created using a cover plate and a little watercoloring."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Lizzie says, "We just so happen to live in the woods, so this set is right up my alley! I think I love the birds most in the winter because they add cheerful activity and color to a largely gray landscape. Winter Woods gave me a great, big smile as soon as I took it out of the box. I'm sure this is a set I'll be using time and again for a very long time."

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



Melissa says, "I love it when stamp sets inspire me to try new things and set outside of my comfort zone.  That is just the case with the both the Winter Woods and Fab Flakes collection of products.  From 2-step stamping to dimensional stamped accents….there is so much fun waiting to be had with these new products!”

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!  Whether winter has arrived in your neck of the woods yet or not, don't these gorgeous new images just warm your heart?!  Will you be adding some of these items to your shopping cart this release, so that you can use them all winter long?  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 13th 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!



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  • STAMPS: Winter Woods (available November 15th)
  • INK: Soft Stone, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Winter Woods paper collection
  • OTHER: Winter Woods die, white crochet thread
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Winter Woods, Keep It Simple: Birthday II (available November 15th)
  • INK: Pure Poppy, True Black, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stormy Sea, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Stormy Sea, Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Winter Woods dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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