Introducing Script Swirls, Botanical Blocks IV and Sprig Wreath

It is time to continue the most wonderful paper crafting time of year with even more incredible new holiday products from Papertrey Ink! We have a little something for everyone, no matter your style today. Just wait until you see what we have to share!


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Sprig Wreath is a beautiful holiday wreath perfect for so many projects. The larger size wreath is perfect for quick and easy cards or you can get more detailed with the detail elements included in the set. Beautiful holiday sentiments finish off this set that is perfect for cards, tags, scrapbooking, and more.

The Details:

  • Sprig Wreath will be available for purchase on October15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Sprig Wreath contains a total of 13 images. The wreath is 3 1/2” wide and just over 3 1/4” tall, the “Believe” word is 1 3/4” wide and just over 1” tall, the larger pinecone is just under 1/4” wide and is just over 3/8” tall.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 7 dies.




This gorgeous set of two botanical images provides you with the perfect stamps to create stunning cards for nearly any recipient for the holidays. Featuring poinsettias and holly, these will work beautifully for winter-themed projects. They are detailed enough so they can be used alone, but they also offer many options for your favorite coloring mediums and techniques, such as Copic markers, water coloring, heat emboss resist and more.

The Details:

  • Botanical Blocks IV will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Botanical Blocks IV contains a total of 6 images. Each of the floral blocks measures 1 7/8" x 3 1/8". The "Peace, Joy, Love" sentiment block measures 5/8" x 5/8". The "Season's Greetings" sentiment measures 2" x 1/8".
  • The floral blocks in this set coordinate with the previously released Botanical Blocks Basics die collection.



These script swirls are so versatile; you will find all kinds of uses for them in your Christmas creations! They can be used as focal points or backgrounds, especially when paired up with all the holly and snowflakes included in the set. You can also use these swirls as a mat of sorts for your favorite Christmas images.

The Details:

  • Script Swirls: Christmas will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Script Swirls: Christmas contains a total of 11 images. The script swirls measure about 2-5/8" each. The holly leaves measure 1-1/8" x 1/2". The large snowflake measures 3/4", medium snowflake 1/2", small snowflake 1/4".



Keep It Simple: Just a Note is the thirty-eighth in a series of stamp sets allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments, in a nice variety of fonts, that you can turn to again and again. With this edition we are focusing on "just a note", it's the perfect thing to keep on hand for everyday cards for family and friends

The Details:

  • Keep It Simple: Just a Note will be available for purchase on October 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: Just a Note contains a total of 7 images. All of sentiments average between 2-1/4" and 2-3/8" long.  They average between 1/8" and 3/8" tall.


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

Holly Blessings Card

How about we jump right into some coloring projects using Botanical Blocks IV? 

>>>TIP: I've always liked the size of these blocks because they are a great size for a card front, and they also make great tags as is, which is a nice feature for the holidays. Here I have just used them on cards, but imagine taking the colored block off the card, adding a simple eyelet and stringing it with some baker's twine? 


I colored the holly with Copic markers. Around the outside edge of the greenery I added a few scribbles of BG11, then around the outer edge of that I scribbled with the Colorless Blender for a soft look.

>>>TIP: For something a bit different and to help reduce the bulk of my card, I cut the cardsotck around the holly image a little larger than the frame, and colored from the edge to the frame with R29, then added a touch of shading along the frame edge with R59. The result is the look of an extra layer of red cardstock.


I used one of the sentiments from Botanical Blocks IV under the colored panel, stamping in VersaMark and heat embossing in Gold Filigree. Simple but classic.


>>>TIP: Heat embossing can sometimes cause a little bit of warping to cardstock, and if you have ever tried to use a warped card base, it just never stands up correctly and looks flawed. When I want to heat emboss on the main body of a card, I cut an extra panel the same color as the card base and heat emboss on that. It actually gives it a bit of a sophisticated look to have the double layer and it gives you the option of adding extra adhesive to attach it securely and eliminate that warped look.

Poinsettias Note

My next project uses the poinsettia block from Botanical Blocks IV. I drew this in such a way that it can be interpreted for year round use, like I did here with this project.


I colored the flowers with Copics, using a nice contrast of pale pastels for the florals and leaves, then bold dark colors for the background. This adds a bit more drama and emphasis I think. I used some Glossy Accents on tome of the exterior berries for dimension.

>>>TIP: For the tiniest berries in these images, don't try to color around them. Just color over them and then add a darker color to the berries. Or if coloring a dark background like I did here, go back in with a white gel pen to make the berries white.


The sentiment I used is from Keep It Simple: Just a Note. I love this simple serif font and think it has such a classic look to it. You could make the same project more casual, playful, etc, just by picking one of the other fonts in the stamp set.


I opted to run everything horizontally on this card, but you could totally do it vertically too if you like. It would give you a whole different look with the same supplies!

Believe Wreath Card

Wreaths are such a beautiful part of the holidays, and Heather's new Sprig Wreath is a perfect addition. The detail she has incorporated into the images of this set is just awesome.


>>>TIP: I have been experimenting a lot lately with VersaMark resist. I like the idea of it for mass producing and holiday projects because it saves a step without having to heat emboss to get similar results.

Here, I stamped the wreath in versa mark and sponged Simply Chartreuse ink over the image. To help add contract, I added a few stamped individual boughs in Ripe Avocado, as well as some berry clusters in Pure Poppy.


I am obsessed with the font styling and sentiment choices that Heather used for this set. It makes it easy to add a special flair to a project with little effort. I stamped this one in True Black.


I roughed up the edges of the white block with my fingernails to give it a more rustic look, then adhered that to a kraft card base.

Ornaments Card

For my last project, I created a little ornament trio with a few Copic markers and the new Script Swirls: Christmas stamp set.


I traced the three circles for the ornaments using a drinking glass and then colored them in with the appropriate Copic markers. Using the Colorless Blender, I added dots to the teal one and stripes to the pink one.


For the orange one, I stamped Script Swirls: Christmas in True Black. By adding a few lines with a black pen, I was able to "hang" the ornaments from the top of the card. A few stamped sprigs of holly help set a holiday tone!

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Florals for the holidays are a personal favorite, how do you feel about them? And are you as excited about Heather's new Sprig Wreath as I am? And how versatile are the Script Swirls: Christmas? Which one of these will be jumping into your cart first?  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 ET, October 11th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our October Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!



Betsy Veldman will be featuring Sprig Wreath.



Heather Nichols will be highlighting Script Swirls: Christmas.



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  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks IV (available October 15th)
  • INK: Palette Noir, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Dark Indigo
  • OTHER: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, Copic Markers (YG95, YG97, BG11, R59, R29, B99, 0)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Botanical Blocks IV, Keep It Simple: Just a Note (available October 15th)
  • INK: Palette Noir
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Glossy Accents, White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), Copic Markers (BG78, BG75, YG95, YG93, R20, R33, R05, R89, E57)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Sprig Wreath (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, VeraMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Sponge
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5" x 5"


  • STAMPS: Script Swirls: Christmas (available October 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse 
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Copic Markers (YR18, E08, R89, RV17, RV19, BG23, BG49, 0), black pen (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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