August 2017 Release: Day 2

We're back for Day 2 of the Countdown and we have more Autumn-inspired stamps and dies to show you, that you're sure to love!  And not only that, there are some new dies that are amazingly versatile!  Stay tuned!  Plus, the newest Year of Psalms installment is here….you won't want to miss all of today's introductions!



Kind of Corny progress

Capture some of autumn’s rustic beauty with the Kind of Corny set. You’ll have fun experimenting with color combinations for the multi-step Indian corn, which ranges in color from bright golds, to rich reds, and even deep purples. The fun shaped sentiments can be incorporated into a cluster of corn, or used on their own for a simpler look. The pretty bracket can be used to create a frame, and the sentiment label that coordinates with the smaller sentiments is the perfect finishing touch!


Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.



Psalms progress

The Psalms are filled with verses of thanksgiving, praise, encouragement, and comfort.  Each month, the Year of Psalms series will feature a verse set in a beauti-ful font combination.  Year of Psalms: August contains two verses —Psalm 65:11 and Psalm 107:1.  The former is perfect for autumn and thanksgiving cards and projects, while the latter will work wonderfully for showing appreciation throughout the year.


Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.



Autumn Scarecrow progress

This cute scarecrow will be perfect for sending autumn and halloween wishes and he has a bunch of pumpkin friends to help! The outline images in this set are perfect for so many different coloring techniques!


Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.


Brushed Off progress

Inspired by the stencils included in the Herb Garden mini kit, these dies give you the option to create both negatives and positives of basic "brushed" edged shapes. They are a great way to frame any of your favorite images, ground entire scenes, cutting your own masks and stencils, creating unique card windows and SO much more! 



Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.




Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.




Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.




Available for purchase August 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.


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

Happy Thanksgiving Card

I kept this design pretty simple so the detailed corn image could be the center of attention.

Glossy accents

The way the Kind of Corny multi-step images come together is truly magical. Note all of the gorgeous layers and details here. After I was done stamping the corn, I added small dots of Glossy Accents on the contrasting corn kernels.


This bow is one of my favorite parts of the Kind of Corny set. I can see pairing this up with things from other stamp sets as well.


I die-cut a window using the small Brushed Off: Square die. I love the detail of these and how it gives a different option other than the traditional plain basic shape.




  • STAMPS: Kind of Corny (available August 15th)
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Stormy Sea, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terra-cotta Tile, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Kind of Corny dies, Brushed Off: Square die
  • OTHER: Glossy Accents


Hello Fall Card

Isn't this little guy just the sweetest! I love him! Heather has such an intriguing way about adding personality to the characters she illustrates.


I die-cut a mat layer using a Brushed Off: Rectangle die, sponging the top edge lightly with Spring Rain ink.


I colored the scarecrow with Copies. After I had completed the coloring portion, I went back in with a colorless blender and adde the plain pattern to the jacket and polka dots to the bandana.


The sentiment was added in the lower corner of the mat, with a few stamped leaves around it as an added detail.




  • STAMPS: Autumn Scarecrow (available August 15th)
  • INK: Noir Palette, Spring Rain
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Autumn Scarecrow dies, Brushed Off: Rectangle die
  • OTHER: Copic markers


Bounty & Abundance Card
When you have large sentiments full of style, its easy to pull off great designs like this one.


The sentiment was inked with an ombre look using Pale Peony, Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel together.




  • STAMPS: Year of Psalms: August, Beautiful Berries: Autumn (available August 15th)
  • INK: Pale Peony, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Prairie Grass, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Autumn Rose
  • OTHER: Liquid Pearls


Give Thanks Card

For my last project today, I focused on the large Brushed Off: Square die. I love how this looks with some pretty ink blending to help show off the pretty rustic edge of the die-cut.

Corn closeup

Again, the corn images from Kind of Corny are SO detailed, look here ate the multi-layers corn husk topper.


The background was stenciled using the new Stencil Basics: Dots and Fresh Snow ink.




  • STAMPS: Kind of Corny, Year of Psalms: August (available August 15th)
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terra-cotta Tile, True Black, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Kind of Corny dies, Brushed Off: Square die
  • OTHER: Ink Blending Tool, Twine, Stencil Basics: Dots



Heather Nichols is joining me today, featuring Autumn Scarecrow + Brushed Off Die Collection 

Heather is definitely showing off her amazing watercolor skills with this card. The depth and color of the images is really spot on. I love all of the pumpkins added under the scarecrow as well. It helps create a lot of balance.


  • STAMPS: Autumn Scarecrow
  • INK: Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Enchanted Evening, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
  • PAPER: Canyon Clay, Bitty Big: Canyon Clay, watercolor (Hobby Lobby)
  • DIES: Autumn Scarecrow
  • OTHER: water brush


The clever way Heather used the Brushed Off: Circles here to represent bales of hay is purely genius. And the paper piecing with the denim patterned paper and plaids helps to showcase how great this scarecrow can look even if you prefer not to do any coloring.


  • STAMPS: Autumn Scarecrow, Circle Scribbles
  • INK: True Black, Honey Nut
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Bitty Big: Canyon Clay, patterned papers
  • DIES: Autumn Scarecrow, Brushed Off: Circle
  • OTHER: colored pencils (Prisma)


I love how you can use the pumpkins as a stand along image as well. These pumpkins are particularly good ones, especially with the different faces you can add if you like. So perfect for Halloween cards and tags.


  • STAMPS: Autumn Scarecrow
  • INK: Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)
  • PAPER: True Black, Canyon Clay, watercolor (Hobby Lobby)
  • DIES: Autumn Scarecrow, Brushed Off: Rectangle
  • OTHER: wooden stars, water brush



Michelle Leone is joining me today, featuring Kind of Corny + Year of Psalms: August

This corn looks perfectly at home laid at the bottom of this card. It helps to add weight to the bottom of the card and lead the eye down from the window sentiment. The twine is a lovely touch as well.


  • STAMPS: Kind Of Corny, Year of Psalms: August
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile , Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Classic Kraft, Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES: Kind Of Corny 
  • OTHER: stitched circle die, misc. twine (kraft/ white), craft foam


Who knew you could use the corn husk toppers to create a sunflower image? I love the way this turned out, and the contrast with the black & white stripes is modern and fresh.


  • STAMPS: Kind Of Corny, Year of Psalms: August
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Versafine Onyx Black
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White,  Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES: Kind Of Corny


There is something so calming and intriguing about the simplicity of this. I love how Michelle just used the main portion of the corn in such a unique way. The soft orange hues and the way they blend together for this emboss resist technique is really special.


  • STAMPS: Kind Of Corny, Keep It Simple: Blessed
  • INK: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Strathmore Bristol
  • DIES: Double Ended Banners
  • OTHER: White embossing powder, Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, craft foam

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  How cute are the new scarecrows and Indian corn?!  And don't you just love the new Year of Psalms set?  And of course we can't forget the Brushed Off dies, which you'll be able to use on just about any project!  Do you have a favorite shape from that collection?  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!


Leave a comment today and you're automatically entered to win a $75 Papertrey Ink gift certificate!

You have until 7am EST, August 12 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our August Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!



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