Introducing Elves, Gifts of the Season and Holiday Swoosh and more!

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Don't you just love it when Papertrey comes out with new products that you've been asking for?  We've got just the thing for you today, as well as a few other items up our sleeve that we think you're going to love as well!  Sit back and relax!  Let's get this holiday party started!!


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If you loved playing with paper dolls as a child, here’s your chance to enjoy them all over again in your paper crafting!  The Dress Up Dolls: Elf set contains all of the fun accessories you’ll need to get your Dress Up Dolls ready for some mischievous holiday fun!  You can use the Dress Up Dolls: Basics and accessory sets, along with their coordinating dies, to create your very own set of paper dolls, but of course they’re perfectly at home on cards and tags, too.  The fun and playful images are just right for creating paper-crafted holiday tags and treats, Elf on the Shelf fun, and more!  More accessory sets will be released throughout the year, so you can watch your collection grow!

The Details:

  • Dress Up Dolls: Elves will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Dress Up Dolls: Elves contains a total of 12 images. The assembled dolls wearing head-to-toe elf costumes measure approximately 2” wide and 4” high. The stack of presents measures 5/8” wide and 1” high.  The candy cane measure 3/8” wide and 7/8” high.  The “Merry Christmas” sentiment measure 1-1/8” wide and 5/8” high.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6.  This collection includes a total of 8 dies.



The Elf Sentiments set is perfect for creating cheeky little notes for your favorite elf to leave behind!  The striped frame fits nicely on several of the Tag Sale dies, or turn it into a sign for your elf to hold.  Add these sentiments to cards and tags as well, or pair them with the adorable Dress Up Dolls: Elves set for some cute paper crafted treats!

The Details:

  • Elf Sentiments will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Elf Sentiments contains a total of 6 images. The striped frame measures 3-1/2” wide and 2-1/2” high.  The “you are elf-tacular” sentiment measures 1-1/2” wide and 5/8” high.  The “you are on the nice list” sentiment measures 1” wide and 7/8” high.




Celebrate the true gifts of the holiday season with this charming stack of patterned presents! Gifts Of The Season features a pile of pretty packages that can be stamped with just a few quick impressions to create clean and simple cards or make shapely gift tags. Switch up your color scheme and this set is even great for birthdays, baby showers, and other gift giving occasions. This set also pairs with the coordinating die collection to make adding dimension to your projects a snap!

The Details:

  • Gifts Of The Season will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Gifts Of The Season contains a total of 13 images. The large stack of gifts measures just over 2 3/4” wide by 3 1/2” tall when both layers are stamped together. The “Do Not Open” sentiment measures 1 3/8” wide by just under 3/8” tall. The “Until December 25th” sentiment measures 1 1/5” x 1/10” tall.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $7.  This collection includes a total of 5 dies.




Holiday Swoosh is the perfect addition to your holiday stamp collection!  I bring you this wonderful stamp set, featuring four versatile and beautifully scripted holiday themed sentiments, inspired by the previously release Swoosh stamp set.  Supporting these swooshes is additional wording, made for mixing and matching to create the perfect phrase. Let these swooshes take center stage or create whimsical backgrounds with ease. This set will pair perfectly with almost any holiday stamp sets already in your collection!  So many possibilities you'll never grow tired of this beautiful, yet useful set.

The Details:

  • Holiday Swoosh will be available for purchase on September 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Holiday Swoosh contains a total of 10 images. The "merry" swoosh measures 5 1/2" x 1/2", the "merry & bright" swoosh measures 5 1/2" x 3/4", the "wishing you a" sentiment measures 1 7/8" x 1/4", and the "cheer" sentiment measures 3/4" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $13.  This collection includes a total of 4 dies.


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

Elf Games Begin Card

For my first project, I couldn't wait to play with the adorable elf ensembles that Betsy has designed for the Dress Up Dolls. They are so festive and can be used in so many ways. I opted to make a little card that can be delivered with our "elf" when he comes back on December 1st. 


This striped frame from Elf Sentiments was stamped in Pure Poppy and then I added the sentiment from the same set just to the left. I love this phrase and know the kids will love it too!


I stamped the doll and elf outfit in Noir Palette ink and colored the image with Copic markers. Betsy thinks of every detail when designing her images, right down to the stitching detail on the trim of the elf outfit and the pointed shoes.


A few clear rhinestones were scattered around the elf, while everything was adhered to a Green Parakeet card base.


For a completely different look, I discovered that the elves look adorable when used with polyshrink! 


Here is the comparison of a full size elf next to the polyshrink version. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities when you have two sizes to play around with like this.


I kept this card super simple so the elf would be center stage. The sentiment was stamped on a white card base, then I adhered the shrunk elf just above that.

Merry & Bright

I loved Maile's original Swoosh set, but this holiday version is pretty darn amazing too. I love how it instantly provides balance and a "grounding" element for your images.


On this project I added one of the dogs from Come All Ye Faithful and added the light string from the coordinating companion set. I love how the Swoosh sentiments kind of echo the look of the Christmas light cording.

Gifts of Friendship Card

For my last project, I created something quick and simple that can be easily mass produced for your friends! Using only two colors, Vintage Jadeite and Hawaiian Shores, I was able to create this beautiful stack of presents. Many of the bows are accented with a clear sequin for added texture.


I love this sentiment that is included in Lizzie's new Gifts of the Season set. It was the perfect addition to the card to add balance.


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Was there a new product introduced that you've been hoping for?  What about something you saw that you didn't even know you needed until today?  *wink!*  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 11 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 Gifts of the Season.



Dawn McVey will be highlighting Holiday Swoosh.



Kay Miller will be showcasing Dress Up Dolls: Elves & Elf Sentiments.



CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols. 



CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



CLICK HERE to see more from Maile Belles.



  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Eves, Elf Sentiments (available September 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette, Pure Poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Green Parakeet
  • OTHER: clear sequins, Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Eves, Elf Sentiments (available September 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Translucent Polyshrink (Lucky Squirrel), Copic Markers
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Holiday Swoosh (available September 15th) Come All Ye Faithful & Additions
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Gifts of the Season (available September 15th)
  • INK: Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: clear sequins
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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