Christmas always brings with it a certain amount of nostalgia and happy memories of days gone by.  Today's new product introductions feature some classic types of images that are sure to make you smile.  Perhaps they'll remind you of a beloved childhood Christmas story or even a favorite Christmas card from the past.  Regardless, we think you're going to love these new products we have to share!


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Inspired by vintage greeting cards, the Winter Village set is perfect for creating beautiful holiday scenes. Stamp the multi-step buildings with different shades of ink to create the illusion of light and shadow.  Use a single building, or build an entire village on your next project.  There’s no shortage of sweet details to embellish your scenes — mailboxes, several different trees, a horse and sleigh dashing through the snow, skaters gliding over a frozen pond, and more.  A few sentiments round out the collection, done in a gorgeous font pairing that’s reminiscent of days gone by!

The Details: 

  • Winter Village will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Winter Village contains a total of 29 images. The assembled church measures 2” wide and 2-1/8” high.  The larger house measures 2” wide and 1-5/8” high.  The smaller house measures 1-5/8” wide and 1-14” high.  The pond measures 1-7/8” wide and 1-1/4” high.  The sleigh measures 1-1/4” wide and 3/4” high.  The largest deciduous tree measures 1” wide and 1-3/8” high.  The largest evergreen tree measures 3/4” wide and 1-1/8” high. The “Peace on Earth” sentiment measures 1-7/8” wide and 1” high.  The “Season’s Greetings” sentiment measures 2-1/2” wide and 3/4” high.  The “Merry Christmas” sentiment measures 1-5/8” wide and 7/8” high.  The road measures 2-1/8” wide and 1-7/8” high.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $18.  This collection includes a total of 20 dies.




Inspired by the classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas tale, these little critters are busy preparing for the holidays with a full collection of sweet accessories. Swap out their scarves and sweaters in a variety of colors. The upright mouse can hold a few different goodies such as a wrapped gift, a festive candy cane, the classic sprig of holly and even enjoy a cup of hot cocoa.

The Details: 

  • Christmas Critters will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Christmas Critters contains a total of 21 images. The circle snowdrift background measures 2-7/8" in diameter. The assembled mouse on all fours measures 2-3/8" x 1". The upright mouse measures 2" x 1-7/8". The assembled holly sprig measures 1" x 3/4". The assembled gift box measures 1/2" x 5/8". The cocoa mug measures 3/4" x 3/4". The cocoa steam measures 1/2" x 5/8". The candy cane measures 1-1/8" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 7 dies.



Use these sweet little sentiments to complement the images found in the Christmas Critters stamp set. Or mix and match them with other favorite holiday critters!

The Details: 

  • Christmas Critters Sentiments will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Christmas Critters Sentiments contains a total of 8 images. "Not a creature was stirring…" measures 3-1/8" x 1/2". "Warmest wishes" measures 1-7/8" x 1/4". "Let it snow" measures 1-1/4" x 1/4". "Warm & Cozy" measures 1-7/8" x 1/8". "Holiday wishes" measures 1-3/4". "Just a little something" measures 1-5/8" x 3/8". "Have a holly jolly christmas" measures 1-3/4" x 3/8".




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

Season's Greetings Card

There's something nostalgic about cards featuring snowy village scenes. Perhaps it's because we imagine ourselves inside one of the little cottages, or maybe it reminds us of how things used to be. Here I have used some classic vintage colors to bring back that feeling of days gone by.


The house were stamped in Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite and Hawaiian Shores, the trees added in New Leaf. I masked the bottom portion of the card and sponged it with Aqua Mist ink to help ground all of the images.


Betsy cleverly designed small dies that perfectly cut "snow" for the top of each buildings roof. I cut them out of Rustic White cardstock and layered them with glitter. I love, love, LOVE the detail this adds to the houses!


The font selections Betsy made for this set are spot on, adding the "Season's Greetings" version along the top of the ground for balance was the perfect finishing touch.

Joy to the World Card

The church in Betsy's set was just begging to be featured on its very own card.


I started by stamping a sentiment along with its coordinating frame from Fancy Pants: Holiday Sentiments.


The church was added in Sweet Blush, Melon Berry and Soft Stone. Using Copic markers I added a bit of a glow to the windows, just to make it look warm and inviting.


A few touches of sparkly glitter, a trim with pinking shears and the card front got attached to the Sweet Blush card base.

Not Even a Mouse Card

These sweet little mice are sure to warm your heart while you are creating them, and bring a smile to the face of any recipient!


The mice are stamped in Fine Linen and Pale Peony. I love the way I can layer the color on the ears and even add that sweet little noose in an alternate color. I accented around the mice with holly, complete with Glossy Accents for the holly berries for extra texture.


The mouse accessories were added in Aqua Mist, the little details and patterns really pop.


Finally, a sentiment from the coordinating mini set not only grounds the mice, but provides a nod to an old Christmas favorite.

Warm Birthday Wishes Card

I have one more project for you today, this one for winter birthdays. These mice don't need to be reserved just for Christmas creations!


I stamped the background circle in Fresh Snow, then added the details of the mouse on top. Always let the Fresh Snow ink dry just a bit before layering color on like this.



I was able to add snowflakes on top of the background circle, the subtly white on white doesn't overpower the mouse image but provides nice contrast.


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



Amy says, "There's something so heartwarming about classic Christmas imagery. Those cozy, snow-covered village scenes from old Christmas cards somehow bring the past back to life and wrap us in the warmth of our own Christmas traditions and memories. Stop by today for a peek into some of my favorite Christmas memories and see how I've used them to inspire my card making."

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "When I think of the holiday season, I seem to always think about my childhood and memories as I grew up. Some memories stand out more than others, but those traditions of the same Christmas tree decorations or baking "Santa" a coconut cake, knowing that only my dad ate that really are special moments in time for me. Papertrey Ink has done an amazing job designing classic holiday stamp images to capture those memories. Stop by my blog today to see how I've been inspired by the traditions of Christmas and transferred those into card designs."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "I know you’re all probably pretty well aware of my love of vintage illustration styles from the early to mid 1900s, so today’s post has me really excited!  With Nichole’s adorable mice and my Winter Village set, capturing this iconic vintage look has never been easier.  I hope you’ll stop by to check out my projects today!”

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Danielle says,"Today we are sharing a bit of holiday nostalgia with you, with stories of our past and how they inspired our projects! We hope you will swing by for lots of holiday inspiration."

CLICK HERE to see more from Danielle Flanders.



Dawn says, "There is such a sweet, nostalgic feel to the stamp sets we're showcasing today and they bring back some great memories of favorite family traditions from my childhood.  Pop over to my blog and I'll tell you about them and show you the cards I whipped up with these lovely stamp sets, too!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "There are certain images and memories that just really take me back to the Christmases when I was growing up. I was inspired by a few of these things when I created the projects that I am sharing today…"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Kay says, "The mice in Nichole’s new Christmas Critters set are so darling, and I love that you can dress them up in scarves and sweaters! Betsy’s beautiful new Winter Village reminds me of those lovely vintage Christmas cards, that my Grandmother had in her Cedar Chest. I love it that I can now replicate some of them! Stop by and see how I used these fabulous new sets!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.



Laurie says, "When I saw little, we always loved opening the mail everyday to find beautiful Christmas cards from friends and family.  These new stamps that we are showcasing today, definitely took me back!  I had lots of fun creating these vintage themed cards."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Lizzie says, "The sets we're introducing today remind me of classic holiday stories and the tiny vintage town that my grandma would set up on her mantle every Christmas. Such nice, warm memories that keep me smiling all through the busy holiday season. You won't be able to keep from smiling either once you see these beautiful new sets. I can't wait to share!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



Melissa says, “I am in awe and in Christmas stamping heaven :).  The new Winter Village and Christmas Critters stamp sets are so different from one another, but both so incredibly inspiring once the stamping begins.  I love watching the village components come to life as stamps are layered one on top of another and the scene starts to take place.  The same is true for the tiny Christmas mice….so endearing, enchanting, and a true delight to create with."

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!  Did any of these new products bring back happy memories for you?  Are you planning to use some of these new goodies on your holiday cards and projects this year?  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 14th 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!



CLICK HERE to see more from Erin Lincoln.



CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.




  • STAMPS: Winter Village (available September 15th)
  • INK: Vintage Jadeite, Mint Julep, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Mint Julep
  • OTHER: Prisma Glitter, ink blending sponge
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Winter Village, Fancy Pants: Holiday Sentiments (available September 15th)
  • INK: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Melon Berry
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
  • OTHER: Prisma Glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, Copic Markers, pinking shears
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Christmas Critters, Christmas Critters Sentiments (available September 15th)
  • INK: Fine Linen, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Glossy Accents
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Christmas Critters, Christmas Critters Sentiments (available September 15th)
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Stormy Sea, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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