September 2017 Release: Day 2

We are back with day two of the awesome new product introductions for our popular holiday release! We have all sorts of goodies for you today, including some fun ways to package up gift cards! Scroll and enjoy!



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Package your gift cards in style with the Gift Card Cozy and Gift Card Cozy Sentiments! These sentiments cover a wide array of events from holidays and graduations to thank you gifts and more. The stamped ribbons in this set can be used together or individually to create a variety of styles to fit every occasion. Or use the layered ribbons on die cuts to make charming paper packages for all of your stamped creations!


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



Gift Card Cozy

The new Gift Card Cozy die is a fantastic basic that you will find so many uses for! Cut this versatile envelope pocket from just a half sheet of cardstock, then embellish it to suit the season or recipient! One pass through your die-cutting machine and you are ready to fold and go!


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


Watch this quick video for an overview of the new Gift Card Cozy die!




Accent your Gift Card Cozy with this fun bow. It can be used as a stand alone die-cut, stamped with the coordinating image in Gift Card Cozy Sentiments. We know you will find loads of uses for this versatile die!


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


Tabs dies labeled

Lizzie has even more options for you when it comes to presenting gift cards! Two new options that cut tabs to hold a gift card in place. The clever designs also offer embossing details that will frame out the gift card. Two different styles available!



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




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



Berry Wreath

Berry Wreath is a rustic wreath that includes greenery and berries perfect for the holidays or it can be customized for other times of the year. The outlined images are perfect for many different coloring techniques. Wonderful holiday sentiments finish off this set which can be used for cards, tags, scrapbooking, and so much more.


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




This simple stitched tag is the perfect size to hold the new Berry Wreath, but it is also a wonderful basic that is truly timeless. Its generous size gives you plenty of space to embellish and stamp nearly anything you can think of!


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




The Ways to Say series is a set that gives you multiple ways to express a certain sentiment. This set features many ways to express the “just for you” sentiment. The sentiments are perfect for adding to cards or creating tags to attach to a special gift or message to a friend or loved one.


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!

Gift Card Cozy

This Gift Card Cozy die is potentially one of the most genius little dies ever. It is so easy to use and it provides a nice blank slate that you can embellish any way you wish!

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I opted to make mine with a Christmas theme to get a head start on the holidays. The front is stamped with the ribbon and bow from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments. I then added a little hand cut tag stamped with a sentiment from the same set.


I lined a small piece of Pure Poppy cardstock with the scoreline of the flap of the de and cut a second flap. This was stamped with Fair Isle Motifs using Pure Poppy ink.

Flap insert

Don't forget to decorate the inside of the flap too!




  • STAMPS: Gift Card Cozy Sentiments, Berry Wreath (available September 15th) Fair Isle Motifs
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, True Black
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy die, Berry Wreath dies
  • OTHER: adhesive jewels


Treat Yourself Card

The new Gift Card Cozy Tabs dies are simply genius and allow you to add a gift card securely to the inside of a folded card. What makes these especially clever are the embossing edges that help to add a little pizzaz to your project. I accented the top half of the card with one of the fun sentiments from the coordinating Gift Card Cozy Sentiments set, along with some greenery from Cutaway Tags: Winter (more about that set later in the week!)


My results here are just from running the die as you would normally with cutting plates! You could get an even more distinct impression if you ran it back through a second time with an embossing mat.



  • STAMPS: Gift Card Cozy Sentiments, Cutaway Tags: Winter (available September 15th)
  • INK: Prairie Grass, Melon Berry, Pale Peony, Stormy Sea
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Stormy Sea
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy Scalloped Tabs die


Joy to the World Tag

Another beauty this month is the Berry Wreath set designed by Heather Nichols. I love the style of this and it just invites you to get a bit artistic with it!


It fits perfectly on the coordinating Berry Wreath Tag, and many of the sentiments in the stamp set nestle in nicely in the center of the wreath. I heat embossed everything in white and watercolored around it to accent the details.

Tag closeup


  • STAMPS: Berry Wreath (available September 15th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Berry Wreath Tag die
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, watercolor brush, velvet ribbon




Dawn McVey is joining me today, featuring Berry Wreath and Ways to Say: Just For You


All of the color Dawn showcases here is just gorgeous and gives you a completely different look at how incredible the Berry Wreath collection can be. The addition of the bold red button is such a nice finishing detail.


  • STAMPS: Berry Wreath & Ways to Say: Just For You
  • INK: Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, watercolor card stock
  • DIES: Berry Wreath, Berry Wreath Tag
  • OTHER: Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, water brush, Pure Poppy baker’s twine, Pure Poppy buttons, White embossing powder


I love how the Berry Wreath Tag tucks nicely onto the front of a card too. The pink and red together makes such a festive statement. The small touches of glitter and rhinestones adds some awesome texture too.


  • STAMPS: Berry Wreath
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, Pure Poppy & White pattern pack
  • DIES: Berry Wreath, Berry Wreath Tag, Noted: Scalloped Square
  • OTHER: Prisma Glitter, Clear Rhinestones, Lipstick Red Copic Marker, Raspberry Fizz baker’s twine


Dawn is the queen of creating backgrounds with her stamps and she put together an especially great one here. I love how she paired up both words and sprigs from Berry Wreath to create this.


  • STAMPS: Berry Wreath
  • INK: Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Versamark
  • PAPER: Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, watercolor card stock
  • DIES: Berry Wreath
  • OTHER: Baker’s Twine-cream cotton, Gold embossing powder



Lizzie Jones is joining me again today, featuring the Gift Card Cozy Collection.


The simple red and green color scheme is both festive and eye-catching on this Gift Card Cozy. I love how she got the bold red contrast with the stamped ribbon using the red embossing powder.




  • STAMPS: Brilliant Baubles, Gift Card Cozy Sentiments
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Bitty Big: Simply Chartreuse, white
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy, Gift Card Cozy Bow
  • OTHER: Rouge Embossing Powder, Multi Matte Medium, Scotch Foam Tape, ScorTape



It is always great when you can get extra mileage from your supplies and this set offers just that. Whether you want to create a little token of appreciation or something special for the holidays, the Gift Card Cozy Sentiments set has a little of everything. Lizzie showcases how you can create some packaging that works year round here.




  • STAMPS: Gift Card Cozy Sentiments, Berry Wreath
  • INK: Spring Rain, Dark Indigo
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy, Petal Box
  • OTHER: Fine Crystal Glitter, Glue Pen, White Crochet Thread



By adding a die-cut mat to the front of the Gift Card Cozy, you really open a whole new world of possibilities. You can achieve this with all kinds of different shapes and themes.




  • STAMPS: Gift Card Cozy Sentiments
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES: Gift Card Cozy, Truffle Tote Box
  • OTHER: ScorTape, Filigree White Embossing Powder

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Do you think you would get a lot of use out of the Gift Card Cozy die? How gorgeous is the embossed details from the new Gift Card Tabs dies? And I don't know about you, but Berry Wreath will surely be a favorite!  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 12th 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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