We're going tropical today, with a focus on some creative Latin-inspired products as well as a collection of gorgeous palm branches that you'll be able to use on so many different types of cards!  You're going to love all the different ways you can use these fun new products!  Take a look!


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Add a tropical twist to your projects with Palm Prints! This set includes every exotic botanical you could ever need all in one place! These leaves, many of which are two-step, can be layered by themselves or paired with your favorite floral sets to create lush greenscapes on any project.

The Details: 

  • Palm Prints will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Palm Prints contains a total of 18 images. The large circular palm measures 1 5/8” in diameter. The assembled large monstera leaf measures 2 5/8” long by 1 3/4” wide. The banana leaf measures 2 5/8” long by 3/4” wide. The Alocasia leaf measures 2” long by 1” wide.
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $27.  This collection includes a total of 10 wired dies. Small Circle: 1 5/16" x 1 5/16", Large Cirlce: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4", Banana Leaf: 2 3/4" x 7/8", Fan Leaf: 1 7/8" x 1 1/4", Needles: 2 3/8" x 1 1/4", Long Leaf: 2 1/4" x 1", Short Leaf: 2 1/16" x 1 3/16", Small Split Leaf: 1 7/8" x 1 1/4", Large Split Leaf: 2 3/4" x 1 7/8", Leaf: 2 5/16" x 1 3/8"



There is something unique and special about Latin art and this set is inspired by several artists that work in this style. The bold colors, the signature style, the symbolism all come together beautifully. This collection embodies this style and can be adapted for many different occasions and recipients. The two-step images offer lots of design possibilities.

The Details: 

  • Latin Motifs will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Latin Motifs contains a total of 31 images. Square decorative tile measures 1-5/8" x 1-3/8". Assembled sun measures 1-3/4". Large bird measures 3-1/2" x 1-3/4". Small bird measures 3/4" x 3/8". Large flower measures 1". Medium flower measures 3/4". Small flower measures 3/8". Berries measures 2-7/8" x 1-3/4". Leaf measures 1" x 1/4". Decorative corner measures 3/4" x 3/4". "Thought" measures 1-5/8" x 1/2". "About you today" measures 1-1/2" x 1/8".
  • A coordinating die/collection will be available for sale separately, retailing for $18.  This collection includes a total of 11 dies. Scalloped Rectangle: 1 3/4" x 1 7/8", Triangle: 15/16" x 15/16", Small Flower: 3/8" x 3/8", Large Flower: 1 1/8" x 1 1/8", Sunburst: 1 7/8" x 1 3/4", Medium Flower: 3/4" x 3/4", Leaf: 7/8" x 5/16", Small Bird: 3/8" x 3/4", Large Bird: 1 3/4" x 3 9/16", Stem of Flowers: 2 7/8" x 1 3/4"



Keep It Simple: Retirement is the forty-first 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 "retirement", the perfect thing to celebrate as someone leaves the workforce for good and begins their permanent vacation!

The Details: 

  • Keep It Simple: Retirement will be available for purchase on January 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Keep It Simple: Retirement contains a total of 8 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!

Brighter Days Card

One of the most notable things about traditional Latin art is the colors! It is all about bright, vibrant schemes that almost emit their own sunshine! The Latin Motifs set I designed has lots of bold, two-step images that allow you to really layer the color on!


Here you can see all the detail in the images and the laters of color. I especially love the scalloped detail layer for the bird.


The main sentiments are done in a fun "paper cut" style that echoes the boldness of the images. There are separate companion phrases created in a nice clean font for contrast. I heat embossed this sentiment on a strip of Raspberry Fizz cardstock.


It's hard to believe, but this card is made entirely with the Latin Motifs set! There are so many images included it can really stand alone!

Be Okay Card

Here's a more simplified card using the flower specifically from Latin Motifs. I paired them up with another new sentiment set, Banner Style (more about this tomorrow).


I stamped the two-step flowers and leaves in a way that complements the sentiment flourishes and lines.


These decorative corner stamps included in Latin Motifs are a great way to give a project a finishing touch without adding too much.


The kraft card base was stamped with polka dots using the center of the sun from Latin Motifs.

Border 2

Everyone loves a good rainbow card! Take a look at this one inspired by the Mexican blankets that are on display in street markets! This little stripe accent may be a small stamp in the collection, but it can provide a lot of pop! With just one impression with each color, you can get that pretty variegated effect that is found in these traditional blankets.


The birthday sentiment is from Latin Motifs and added in True Black.


The card needed just a little something, so I finished the bottom of the card with scalloped scissors.

Hola Card

My next project uses the pretty two-step Latin tile pattern stamps.


I stamped the main potion of the tiles onto Simple Chartreuse cardstock using Ripe Avocado. I then heat embossed the second step with Zing! embossing powder in a pretty turquoise color. 

Embossing details

A white gel pen was used to add small dot accents.


The sentiment is from a new die that I will be sharing with you tomorrow! Perfect for the theme of this card!

Retirement Card

Palm Prints is an AMAZING set full of perfectly executed two-step palms. I love how easy these come together and how gorgeous they are when stamped.


After the palms were stamped, I added the flowers from Latin Motifs. A few accents were added using a white gel pen.


The sentiment from Keep It Simple Retirement was heat embossed, followed by some lines drawn above and below with a white gel pen as well.

Thought About You Card

Don't be afraid to go with non-traditional color schemes when playing with these palms. Here I combined some pretty blues and pinks for a really different look.


The flowers and leaves seem to rain down from the top of the card.


The sentiment, another one from Latin Motifs, was added in the lower corner using the boldest color in the scheme, Enchanted Evening.


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



Amy says, "Latin Motifs and Palm Prints are beautifully designed sets that capture the warmth and vibrance of Latin Art. I had so much fun building a background pattern with Latin Motifs and layering colors on my palm leaves! Hope you'll stop by for a peek!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Amy Sheffer.



Ashley says, "Latin art is so colorful and powerful. The bold prints of Latin Motifs and Palm Prints allow you to use latin art as inspiration for projects as I have done today. I hope you get a chance to visit my blog today to see my cards and hopefully they'll add a little color to your life today."

CLICK HERE to see more from Ashley Cannon Newell.



Betsy says, "Both the Latin Motifs and Palm Prints sets are so pretty!  I had fun stamping all of the beautiful foliage from the Palm Prints set — come see how I used them to create a pretty frame!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.



Dawn says, "I have to tell you that I had so much fun making the cards for today's post!  If you are thinking that palm leaves and Latin-inspired images might not be for you, you might want to think again!  I found these stamp sets to be super versatile and can't wait to play with them some more!  Pop over to my blog to see the birthday and thank you cards I created to show you!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.



Heather says, "Bright colors like reds and greens stood out to me as I took a little time peruse some Latin art inspiration. It's always a good thing to go outside of the box, explore, and try something new when you are creating projects – I always surprise myself!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.



Kay says, "If you think that leaves come in only shades of green, well think again! I have created a fun card with the new Palm Prints, in the loveliest shades of purples, pinks, and  the new Honey Nut, which looks amazing with them! This is a very versatile and classic looking stamp set that I can see myself reaching for time and time again!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Kay Miller.


Laurie S

Laurie Schmidlin says, "Today we are featuring two brand new sets! Palm Prints (designed by Lizzie Jones) is bold, fresh, and fun!  These unique foliage images shine on their own, or work well paired with other sets!  The second set featured today is Latin Motifs, designed by Nichole Heady.  Think old world Latin art, but with a updated modern look! "

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Schmidlin.



Laurie Willison says, "I have one card to share today using 2 new sets, Palm Prints and Splits: Hello. I got an email the other day with a picture of a calendar.  When I saw the calendar, I was instantly inspired to re-create the same look.  Come check out my interpretation."

CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie Willison.



Lizzie says, "I love the bold and graphic look of the stamps we're introducing today. They encourage the use of such bright and cheerful colors and who doesn't love that?! This time of year, that flash of vivid color can go a long way to add happiness to a gray day. So I hope you'll pop over to my blog for a dose of happiness today!"

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.



Melissa says, "The sets being introduced today, Palm Prints, and Latin Motifs, are so full of possibilities and versatility!  Whether your style is soft and subdued, bright and dynamic, or earthy and natural, these sets will provide you with so much fun as you experiment and and get creative."

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!  Are you as excited about these fun new stamps and dies as we are?!  We just know you're going to blow us away with all the amazing projects you'll come up with, once you have these goodies in your hands!  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, January 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 January Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!


We are continuing our sneak peeks of our big pre-anniversary sale which will begin taking place on January 15th at 10pm ET! Today I want to share details today about our high quality, 100% wool felt available in most of signature colors!

Select colors of our felt will be marked down drastically to only $3 per roll! CLICK HERE for a list of the felt colors that will NOT be on sale. If the color does not appear on this list, then you will be able to purchase it during the promotional period at this bargain basement price! This is a great opportunity to try our felt if you haven't done so yet! You can also stock up and be prepared for making homemade gifts, creating your own custom embellishments and more!

 Wondering what kinds of things you can create with our felt? Here's a quick look at some of our favorite ways to use it. You can also check out our entire Pinterest board of "Stitching Projects" for even more ideas and details!


From baby booties


to broaches, you can create custom gifts for everyone on your list!


Put together a set of coasters

Coin purse

or a coin purse.


A coffee cozy to make the daily routine brighter


Decor to grace a table

Framed decor

or personalized framed keepsakes,


or even hoops to coordinate with any room.

Finger puppets

A basketful of finger puppets as an Easter surprise.

Hair clips

Sweet little hair clips, complete with packaging.

Holiday ornaments

Get a head start on ornaments for the holidays.

Key chains

Personalized key chains are always appreciated

Makeup bag

As are make-up bags


Use miscellaneous dies to create a fun monster


or make a softie that is sure to be loved.

Planner clips

Custom paper clips for your planner or projects

Stitching kit

Put together a stitching kit as a gift for a crafty kid.

Superhero mask

Make dress up a little more fun for your little super hero.

Tag accents

Accent a tag with felt and stitching

Without stitching

or even a no-sew option.


Tassels for a tag or bookmark are easy to create.

Card accents

Or simply substitute felt for paper with you favorite die-cuts on your card creations.

As you can see, there are endless ideas for our high quality felt! Be sure to stop by and shop beginning January 15th, you won't want to miss these special low prices!




  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs (available January 15th)
  • INK: Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst, Amethyst Allure, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs, Banner Style (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Orange Zest, Melon Berry, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: black pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs (available January 15th)
  • INK: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Amethyst Allure, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, New Leaf. Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: scalloped scissors
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs (available January 15th)
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Simply Chartreuse, Canyon Clay, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: Zing! Embossing Powder, white gel pen, Cornered dies
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs, Palm Prints, Keep It Simple: Retirement (available January 15th)
  • INK: New Leaf, Pinfeather, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Dark Indigo, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"


  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs, Palm Prints (available January 15th)
  • INK: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Melon Berry, Pale Peony, Lovely Lady, Enchanted Evening
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
  • OTHER: white gel pen
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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