September 2017 Release: Day 1

It's hard to believe the Christmas season is only a few short months away! But not to worry, we have some of the best and brightest holiday products coming your way over the course of the next two months! One of the things Papertrey is most well known for is its simple approach to paper crafting. We like to take a classic approach to trends your projects always look the best they can be! Take a look at what we have to showcase for you today!


Brilliant Baubles

One of the joys of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree with glittering ornaments. Brilliant Baubles brings that same festive cheer to your stamped projects. These ornaments were inspired by elegant mercury glass baubles and they simply beg to be adorned with gemstones, glitter, and metallic embellishments! Use the flowers and greenery in the set to give your ornaments a seasonal setting or use those elements to spruce up one of the jolly seasonal sentiments. The generous size of these images makes quick cards a snap, giving you more time to spend with friends and family during the busy holiday season! Pair this set with the coordinating die to open up a world of layering possibilities. You’re sure to enjoy decking the halls with Brilliant Baubles!


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



Mix & Mat

You're going to love the new Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs die collection. This festive addition can be geared toward holiday projects, but it also has plenty of options for winter projects and beyond. Don't forget, you can mix and match the various pieces with other dies in the collection!


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



Very Merry

Get in the holiday spirit with Very Merry! With a wide array of festive ornaments and garlands, this whimsical Christmas tree is sure to charm even the most stubborn Scrooge. This set even includes a trio of little packages to tuck beneath your beautifully decorated tree. The cheerful sentiments are ideal for sending seasonal well-wishes to all of your favorite people. You’re sure to fall in love with Very Merry this holiday crafting season!


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


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

Merry & Bright Card

My first project uses the new Brilliant Baubles set. What I love about this collection is that you can use the sprigs and greenery to customize the die-cut ornaments or just stamp a completed ornament. Here I chose to embellish a die-cut ornament.


By adding little touches of gold, I was able to achieve a festive look. Note the three touches of gold to create a visual triangle between the sentiment, sequin and gold glitter strip.




  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Beautiful Berries: Winter (available September 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, gold glitter paper (Hobby Lobby)
  • DIES: Brilliant Baubles dies
  • OTHER: Gold Filigree Embossing Powder, gold sequin


Ornament Trio Card

I always love a simple single layer card for the holidays, it makes it that much easier to mass produce. The beautiful detail Lizzie designed into these ornaments makes it easy to just stamp and go.




  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, Olive Twist, Dark Indigo
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White


Season's Greetings Card

The Very Merry collection is a wonderful way to keep it classic but have lots of options for decorating a holiday tree. I filled the die-cut with a script sentiment from Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes and then added the decor elements from Very Merry.




  • STAMPS: Very Merry, Brilliant Baubles, Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes (available September 15th)
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Very Merry dies
  • OTHER: Perfect Pearls (perfect gold)


Banner Tree Card

This last card uses an non-traditional color scheme, but still communicates fun holiday cheer. The three steps Lizzie designed for this incredible banner tree makes it easy to utilize a try-colored scheme. 




  • STAMPS: Very Merry, Berry Wreath, Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes (available September 15th)
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: clear sequins



Lizzie Jones is joining me today, featuring Brilliant Baubles and Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs. 


One of the bonuses with the new Brilliant Baubles set is all of the greenery, berries and florals included. The classic approach to their designs makes it easy to mix, layer and build arrangements with them like Lizzie did here on this fabulous wine tag.



  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Keep It Simple: Gift For You
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Olive Twist
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Wine Bottle Tag #2
  • OTHER: Scotch Foam Tape


The light touch of sponging that Lizzie did here with the interior cut from the Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs dies simply brought it to life. I am loving aqua and red together this year and think it was the perfect color scheme choice for this set of coordinating projects.


  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Keep It Simple: Winter Wishes, Gift Card Cozy Sentiments, Polka Dot Basics III
  • INK: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Stormy Sea, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Pinefeather, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy Patterned Paper
  • DIES: Brilliant Baubles, Gift Card Cozy, Wine Bottle Tag #2, Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs
  • OTHER: Filigree White Embossing Powder, Scotch Foam Tape, ScorTape, DMC Embroidery Floss


The bits of pieces included in Brilliant Baubles can also have year round applications like Lizzie did here with this gift card holder. I love how she layers all of the elements together to create a perfectly balances bouquet.


  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Gift Card Cozy Sentiments
  • INK: Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy, Brilliant Baubles
  • OTHER: Scotch Foam Tape, ScorTape, Filigree White Embossing Powder



Heather Nichols is joining me today, featuring Very Merry.

One  of the special aspects of the Very Merry set is the series of three large stamps that you can use to build this multi-colored banner tree. I love how Heather took a traditional color approach with her shades of green. The water splattered background adds a lot of emphasis to the stamped elements.


  • STAMPS: Very Merry
  • INK: True Black, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Cocoa Bean, Versamark
  • PAPER: Prairie Grass, watercolor
  • DIES: Heart Border
  • OTHER: clear embossing powder, wooden stars, gold gilding flakes, glue pen, ink blending tool, water brush 


How sweet are the little gifts scaled perfectly to coordinate with these trees? I just love them! Heather decorated her trees effortlessly and added lots of traditional red and green.


  • STAMPS: Very Merry
  • INK: True Black, Prairie Grass, Pure Poppy, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean
  • PAPER: Fresh Snow Linen, Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Very Merry
  • OTHER: silver rhinestones


The trees also make wonderful tags. The kraft tag background paired with the wooden stars that Heather uses here is an awesome combination. I also love the sentiment banner places across the tree creating a nice balance.


  • STAMPS: Very Merry, Ways to Say: Just For You
  • INK: Cocoa Bean, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewel
  • DIES: Very Merry, Berry Wreath Tag, Tag Sale: Quilted
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, Dark Chocolate baker’s twine, eyelets, wooden stars


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think of the awesome ornaments in Brilliant Baubles? And how amazing are the tree options in Very Merry? Do you think you will be adding the latest Mix & Mat collection to your stash?  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, September 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 September 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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