Introducing Swan’sational, Fresh Bouquet & More

Today's new product introductions are fresh and lovely.  You're sure to be inspired by these gorgeous florals, beautiful swans, a fabulous new color and more!  We're starting things off with a bang this month…..sit back, relax and enjoy!


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This amazing bouquet is already assembled for you and offers you two three ways to use it! Stamp the outline image and bring it to life with the coordinating solid images. Or die-cut the bouquet shape and build your bouquet using just the solid stamps. You can even use the outline image and add your own pops of color using your favorite coloring technique. Pair the florals with the elegant sentiments included.

The Details:

  • Fresh Bouquet will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Fresh Bouquet contains a total of 19 images. The assembled bouquet image measures 4" x 2-5/8". The "Hang in there" sentiment measures 2-1/2" x 1/2". "I'm cheering you on all the way" measures 2-1/2" x 1/4". "Never give up" measures 1-1/8" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $8. It measures 2-1/2" x 4".




The elegant swan takes center stage in this stamp set. The addition of scene building images allows you to hand stamp sensational landscapes or backgrounds to compliment the swan perfectly.  Plus, sentiments for an assortment of occasions! This set will make the perfect companion to your stamp collection. Your'e sure to turn to this set over and over again. 

The Details:

  • Swan'sational will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Swan'sational contains a total of 19 images. The swan images measures 1 1/2" x 1 7/8", the baby swan image measures 3/4" x 1/2", the cat tail trio image measures 1 1/4" x 1 3/4", the water images measures 3 1/2" x 1/2", and the "Congratulations" sentiment measures 2 3/8" x 1/4".
  • A coordinating die collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $9.  This collection includes a total of 7 dies. They measure Swan: 1 7/8" x 1 5/8", Lily Pad: 1/2" x 13/16", Baby: 9/16" x 7/8", One Cattail: 1 3/4" x 1/2", Three Cattails: 1 7/8" x 1 3/8", Flower: 7/16" x 11/16"




Splits: With Love is the eleventh in a monthly series of stamp sets featuring a “splits” focal image, each with their own handcrafted look and theme. Each month will include a different sentiment that is interchangeable between any of the “splits” frame images.  The sentiments will be sized just right to snuggle into the space provided within each frame stamp.  A coordinating die will also be available to make cutting, stamping, and mounting them a breeze. A lot of mixing and matching fun to be had, you’ll want to be sure to collect them all!

The Details:

  • Splits: With Love will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Splits: With Love contains a total of 7 images. The frame image measures 3" x 2 3/8" and the "'With Love" sentiment measures 1 1/5" x 1/2".
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $6. It measures 3 1/8" x 2 1/2".




The Inspired series is a collection of sentiment stamps and coordinating dies featuring inspiring words of faith.  The Inspired series is perfect for stamping meaningful notes of faith and encouragement to yourself or your loved ones.  Use these sentiments in your Bible journaling, the Moments Inked Planner, or on cards, tags, and bookmarks.  The sentiments in the Inspired: Love set are especially fitting for notes of thanksgiving and encouragement, or weddings and anniversaries.

The Details:

  • Inspired: Love will be available for purchase on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Inspired: Love contains a total of 12 images. The large “love” sentiment measures 2” wide and 1” high.  The assembled “Love bears all things…” sentiment measures 2-1/8” wide and 1-7/8” high.  The assembled “Do everything in love” sentiment measures 2-1/2” wide and 1-1/4” high.  The assembled “As I have loved…” sentiment measures 2-3/8” wide and 1-1/2” high.  The “We love because…” sentiment measures 2” wide and 1-5/8” high.  The assembled “Faith, hope, love…” sentiment measures 2-5/8” wide and 1-1-5/8” high. 
  • A coordinating die will be available for sale separately, retailing for $3. It measures 1" x 2".



  Lilac Grace

Color comparison

We are pleased to bring you a new addition to the purple family this month! Lilac Grace is a whisper soft purple, a perfect complement to Winter Wisteria when doing any two-step stamping. Also an amazing choice for baby and wedding cards!

The Details: 

Lilac Grace products will be available for purchase on December 15th in the following options:

  • Lilac Grace 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (12 sheets), $3
  • Lilac Grace 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24 sheets), $5
  • Lilac Grace 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (50 sheets), $9
  • Lilac Grace full size ink pad, $5
  • Lilac Grace cube, $2
  • Lilac Grace ink refill, $4


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

Congratulations card

While Maile's new swans can have lots of applications, I think I love the little baby swan included best. It is such a unique and fresh way to make baby cards!


Rather than stamp the swans, I opted to die-cut them. I stamped the small black accent on each and then added a little orange to the beaks using a marker. The water and lily pads were stamped on the Soft Stone card base fist, then I layered the swans on top of that with foam tape.


It's a little hard to tell in this picture, but I applied flock to just the baby swan to help him stand out a bit more from the adult swans.


The sentiment, also from the Swan'sational set, is heat embossed in white giving the card a nice finished clean look.

Be Brave card

Now for a little something with Fresh Bouquet! I wanted to use the new Lilac Grace ink pad so I came up with a color combo that was perfect for that to use as a jumping point.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base using Stormy Sea ink. I just LOVE this sentiment, and know it will be well used in my collection.


The floral arrangement was die-cut first, then I added all the solid elements. I love how I can layer color and make it look almost hand-painted, yet it is all easy with stamps!



I used a stylus to score a frame around the edge of the cover to give things a bit more definition. Super easy to put together, and could easily be done in several different color schemes!

Hang in There card

My next project uses the outline image from Fresh Bouquet. It's fun to experiment with all the different looks you can get from this set depending on how you pair the images together.


The floral image is stamped in black and then watercolored. I purposely went outside the lines with my color to give it a more artsy feel.


This sentiment is another one of my favorites. I added it in between the florals I stamped at the top and bottom of the card. Some black & white baker's twine was tied around the center and finished with a bow.


Smokey Shadow cardstock was used for the card base.

Love You Card

Now for a little something using the new Splits set. I opted to just use the bottom half of the frame and stamped the halves end to end to make a border of sorts. This was heat embossed in white.


I then watercolored over the top of the embossing, allowed it to dry and added black dots with a pen. The leaves were stamped in Simply Chartreuse and accented with a Copic marker.


I used the "I love you" sentiment from Keep It Simple: Love.


The card front was then mounted onto a Lilac Grace card base.

You've Got This card

My next project is pretty bold and bright, but showcases just how you can get playful with this new floral set. This time I layered the outline image with the solid stamps included in the set.


You can see here how the pieces layer together so perfectly, and you have the images "colored" in with just a few quick impressions.


The sentiment was added to a strip of Summer Sunrise cardstock.


Since the images are colored in with solid stamps, it was easy to fill a whole background. Just think of all the fun color combos you could use!

Love card

For my last project today I used the new Inspired: Love sentiment set with some of the hearts that cut out with the Cover Plate: Hearts die. I just adore the long tail in the "love" and how it can be incorporated into all kinds of different designs.


I colored the hearts with Copic markers, then went back in with a Colorless Blending marker and added faint patterns to them.


The "love" was die-cut from white cardstock and the sentiment underneath stamped in black.


Super simple, and definitely something that can brighten someones day during difficult times!

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Didn't we tell you today's post would be full of lovely new products?!  Which ones are jumping out at you most, as we kick off this Countdown week?  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, December 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 December 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 Swan'sational & Inspired: Love.



Heather Nichols will be featuring Splits: With Love.



Kay Miller will be showcasing Fresh Bouquet.



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  • STAMPS: Swan'sational (available December 15th)
  • INK: Green Parakeet, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, True Black, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone,
  • OTHER: Swan'sational dies, orange marker, white flock, corner rounder punch
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Fresh Bouquet (available December 15th)
  • INK: Mint Julep, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Fresh Bouquet die, stylus
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Fresh Bouquet (available December 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, watercolor paper
  • OTHER: ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers, water pen, Black & White Baker's Twine
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Splits: With Love (available December 15th) Keep It Simple: Love
  • INK: VersaMark, True Black, Lilac Grace, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Lilac Grace
  • OTHER: water brush, black pen, Copic Marker
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Fresh Bouquet (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Inspired: Love (available December 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Copic Markers, Inspired: Love die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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