There is something so timeless about a beautiful gemstone and now you can incorporate that very image on cards, tags and more!  You'll even be able to add your recipient's birthstone details on your projects, thanks to today's new releases!  Add a little sparkle to your paper crafting this month!

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New-products

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Charmed is an meaningful new way of celebrating monthly birthdays with birthstones. Gemstone stickers and accents have long been counted on as a great basic in a papercrafter's stash of supplies. Play those little beauties up and make them the focus of your project when you team them up with the regally styled birthstone stamps and sentiments in Charmed. Each birthstone has a separate stamp with the corresponding birthstone meaning, so you can add both meaning and depth to your sentiment,on both the front or inside of your card. With uses all year around, this set is sure to become a classic, just like the gems themselves.

The Details: 

  • Charmed will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Charmed contains a total of 28 images. The "Aquamarine" stamp measures approximately 2 and 1/2" wide by 5/8" tall. The phrase "for your March Birthday" measures approximately 1 and 1/2"  wide by 1/5" tall. The phrase "courage and health" measures approximately 1 and 1/2" wide by 1/4" tall. The "to bring you…for when you need it the most" phrase measures approximately 1 and 1/4" tall by 3/4" wide. 
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 12 wired dies.  2-3/4" x 3/4" (longest), 1-3/8" x 3/4" (shortest)

 

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Erin has also designed this amazing frame die to coordinate with the Charmed set or use it on any other project you can dream up!  There are places to inlay adhesive embellishments for perfect placement.  You can use all of the pieces together or separately.  There's just so many incredible options, you won't want to miss out on this!    Be sure to check out all the ways the team used this product!

The Details: 

  • Charmed Frame die will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Charmed Frame die measures 4" x 5-1/4" (large frame), 4" x 2-5/8" (small frame).

 

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Let that special person know just how priceless they are to you with the Youre a Gem set.  Create cards and gifts perfect for weddings, anniversaries, friendship, saying “thank you”, or just to let someone know how special they are.  There are solid and outline versions of each of the gems, opening up lots of design options, from single or two-step stamping, to adding color with your favorite coloring medium. The coordinating die collection (sold separately) will provide you with even more layering options! 

The Details: 

  • You're a Gem will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • You're a Gem contains a total of 30 images. The oval gem measures 1/2” wide and just under 3/4” high.  The “gem” sentiment measures just over 1 1/4” wide and 1” high.  The square gem measures 5/8”.  The “priceless” sentiment measures 1 3/4” wide and just under 1” high.  The corner elements measure 1 1/4” wide and 7/8” high.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 12 wired dies.  5/8" (square), 1/2" (circle), 1" x 3/8" (rectangle), 1/2" x 7/8" (diamond), 1/2" x 3/4" (oval), 5/8" x 1/2" (gem)

 

 

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Betsy has also designed a coordinating cover plate die which provides you a great frame for sentiments from these new gem-themed sets and much more!

The Details: 

  • Cover Plate: Gem Stone die collection will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $16.
  • Cover Plate: Gem Stone die collection contains a total of 3 dies.  4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (frame), 1-1/2" x 1-1/8" (large diamond), 1-1/4" x 7/8" (small diamond)

  

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

 

January

Garnet

There is something so special about receiving a personalized birthday card, something that is created just for you.  Using the new Charmed set is a fabulous way to do this with style.  The font selection is so classic, it is a stamp set that can be used for years to come.

Scroll below to see more details about my project.

 

February

Dawn

Dawn says, "Who doesn't love a little sparkle and shine?! And now, you can add some custom bling to your hand-crafted projects with these gorgeous new stamp sets and dies! And how fun to be able to customize cards with the recipient's birthstone! That's sure to make anyone smile!  I hope you'll stop by to see how I've showcased the February birthstone!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

 

3-March

Laurie

Laurie says, "The new Gem and Charmed sets are amazing and can bring so much sparkle to your cards.  I have a card and a tag to share, showcasing the jewel tone for the month of March."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.

 

4-April

Melissa

Melissa says, “Get ready for some fun!  The new gem inspired products at Papertrey Ink, are beautiful, intricate, and so inspiring.  You’ll find your mind filled with ideas on how you’d like to use your gems and just who your special recipients will be!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Phillips.

 

5-May

Kay

Kay says, "These new products by Betsy and Erin will definitely make your projects shineI just love how I can personalize my birthday cards with the individual birthstone stamps, and the gemstones will add just the right amount of bling to any project!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.

 

6-June

Ashley

Ashley says, "Charmed and You're A Gem are great stamp and die collections to have in your supplies to use throughout the year. They are perfect for making cards for birthdays, friendships, and much more. I think the gemstones and wording would be perfect to add to a pocket page for scrapbooking too to showcase a new month.The dies make it super easy to use ink sponging or watercolor techniques. Visit my blog today to see a little sparkle!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.

 

7-July

Danielle

Danielle says, "These precious gems stamps and dies will have to excited to create your next anniversary, wedding and true love cards! Stop by to see more!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.

 

8-August

Heather

Heather says, "The new gem inspired sets that we are sharing today just called for a bunch of sparkle! I really had a great time creating sparkle and shine on the cards that I am sharing today with you."

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

 

9-September

Amy

Amy says, "Betsy's and Erin's gemstone-themed designs are a trendy, yet timeless way to spread a little sparkle and shine. You'll love being able to customize cards by including the recipient's birthstone along with its meaning. September's beautiful birthstone, the sapphire, is my inspiration for today. I hope you'll stop by for some ideas for creating a deep, rich sapphire blue, as well as fun ways to add sparkle!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.

 

10-October

Lizzie

Lizzie says, "Gemstones have been all the rage lately and it's no wonder why. These natural works of art are so versatile! They're great for birthdays, thank you notes, even love letters! The sets we're featuring this morning are sure to get you excited about designing with gems, so I hope you'll stop by and see what I have to share with you today!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

 

11-November

Citrine

You're a Gem literally gives you all the tools you need at your fingertips no matter what type of techniques you are wanting to do with the gem trend.  Both outline and solid images, solid shape dies and frame dies.  There are so many possibilities!

Scroll below to see more details about my project.

12-December

Betsy

Betsy says, “I’m so excited about the new stamps and dies being shown today!  After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?  These gem-themed products might just be a paper crafter’s best friend.  I had fun playing around with different ways of adding sparkle and shine to all of my projects today.  My favorite might be this card where I used Charmed along with the You’re a Gem dies to create a pretty realistic Turquoise stone all done up in a traditional “setting”…I hope you’ll click over and check it out!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman. 

Here are a few more details on my personal creations!

Garnet Birthday Card

This garnet birthday card was super easy to create, and you could easily do it for any of the birthstone colors.  I created my card base from Scarlet Jewel, which is a close match for a true garnet color.

Garnet closeup

I die-cut the sentiment from Charmed and stamped it in Scarlet Jewel.  The companion sentiment was added underneath in black.

Garnet gems

I cut all of the solid jewel shapes from the white yardstick layer and adhered the whole card front with foam tape for dimension.  I then cut the small gem frames (You're a Gem dies) from our gold adhesive sheets and adhered those directly to the Scarlet Jewel card base.  The dimension of the gems, along with the shine of the gold is such a nice touch!

Citrine Treasure Card

This treasure card is done in shades of citrine gems, which cover a range of oranges.  I started by stamping the sentiment from You're a Gem in black ink.

Citrine sparkle

I then created an sunburst type of arrangement with stamped gems in black ink,  I colored them with Copic markers.  The center gem is the lightest color and then I worked my way outwards darkening the hues.  I used a pen to add some shimmer over each gem.

Citrine sentiment

I hope you have enjoyed all these amazing creations that both the team and I have shared with you today!  Are you a big birthstone fan?  Or maybe just a fan of sparkle?  Can you see yourself using these new stamps and dies to create cards for your loved ones?  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!

Grand-giveaway

$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, December 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 December Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

More-inspiration

Erin

CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.

 

Maile

CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.

 

My-supplies

GARNET BIRTHDAY CARD

  • STAMPS: Charmed (available December 15th)
  • INK: Scarlet Jewel, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Scarlet Jewel, Gold Luxe Label Sheet
  • OTHER: You're a Gem dies, Charmed dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

CITRINE TREASURE CARD

  • STAMPS: You're a Gem (available December 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette Ink
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (Y32, YR12, YR15, YR18, E08, T1), Galaxy Gellyroll Pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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