September 2017 Release: Day 3

If you still are undecided on what you will be using for your holiday cards and tags this year, we have even more gorgeous options for you. Just wait until you see what we have prepared for you today!

 

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Berries

Winter is the season when nature rests, but beauty still abounds!  Shades of evergreen color the landscape, often covered in frosty crystals.  Although not as abundant as in other series, some berries can still be found, such as these pretty juniper berries.  Stamp them in their appropriate shades of green and blue, or feel free to go outside of nature’s bounds and stamp them in more festive green and red.  Embellish the branches with glitter to create your own frosty wonderland!  Use them on cards, or create tags and wraps for holiday gifts.

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

 

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Psalms

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 beautiful font combination.  September’s featured verse is from Psalm 126:3 and is perfect for the holiday season and beyond!  The brushstroke vine can be used to frame the verse.  This set is perfect for creating tags, cards and projects for Christmas as well as other joyous occasions all year long.

As a special note, Betsy will be donating her profits from the sale of this set towards purchasing goods for Operation: Christmas Child again this year! She will also be donating her proceeds from the sales from ALL of her Year of Psalms sets sold between now and Christmas. I personally am also committing to match the funds she donates to double the gift! So pick up this set and maybe a few others from the Year of Psalms collection you've had your eye on, and you will be helping a child in need this Christmas!

 

I stumbled across this video a few weeks ago featuring this woman's work with Operation: Christmas Child and found it so inspiring. Maybe you will to!

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

 

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Cutaway tags

Accent the detailed Cutaway Tags: ​Winter die (sold separately) with these coordinating stamps and sentiments. As an added bonus, the stamped elements can also be used alone to create different scenes and focal points.

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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!

Peace & Joy Card

There is something about snow laden boughs that just says "Christmas" to me and I tried to achieve a unique approach to that look with my first card today. I heat embossed the boughs with clear embossing powder, then sponged Fresh Snow ink over them. I stamped the berries in Versamark and added Perfect Pearls (Merriment Red). Because the white ink was slightly tacky, it added a soft "glow" around the stamped berries. I followed up with the berry shading stamped in Scarlet Jewel. The Perfect Pearls caused the ink to bead up slightly, but I kind of liked the artistic look this created.

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I splattered white ink around the edges of the card front to resemble snow fall. Then adhered a few clear rhinestones to add shimmer like real snow.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Winter (available September 25th)
  • INK: VersaMark, Fresh Snow, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Stormy Sea, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Perfect Pearls (Merriment), white ink, sequins, Clear Filigree Embossing Powder

 

Layered Berries Card

I thought the Beautiful Berries: Winter paired up beautifully with the previously released Cover Plate: Winter Floral die. The simplicity and "blank space" around the sentiment heat embossed onto the Berry Wreath Tag help keep everything balanced with the business of the background.

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The Rainstones add such a nice touch and are the perfect size for the berries included in these images.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Winter (available September 15th)
  • INK: Olive Twist, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Americana, Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Beautiful Berries: Winter dies, Berry Wreath Tag die, Cover Plate: Winter Floral die
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Rainstones

 

Peace Love Joy Card

One of the great things about the Cutaway Tags is that they are perfectly suited for both cards and actual tags. Here I decided to add it as a feature on a card front. I die-cut the tag from white cardstock and colored in all of the elements with Copic markers. 

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cutaway Tags: Winter (available September 15th)
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, glittered paper (Hobby Lobby)
  • DIES: Cutaway Tags: Winter die
  • OTHER: Copic Markers

 

Christmas Tag

On this tag I actually stamped all of the elements with the coordinating stamp set, and added just a few special touches with markers. I discovered that the Berry Wreath Tag is a nice pairing for the Cutaway Tags and I liked the contrast of a dark layer behind the detailed image.

Glossy closeup

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Cutaway Tags: Winter (available September 15th)
  • INK: Prairie Grass, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Scarlet Jewel
  • DIES: Cutaway Tags: Winter die, Berry Wreath Tag die
  • OTHER: Copic marker, Glossy Accents

 

Michelle-Leone

Michelle Leone is joining me today, featuring Beautiful Berries: Winter and Year of Psalms: September. 

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I love the look of these colors, they would look amazing tied onto gifts simply wrapped in kraft paper. The Beautiful Berries: Winter stamps look so detailed, yet they only take minutes to assemble. Just one little sprig can take a project to a whole new level, as Michelle did here.
 
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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Winter, Year of Psalms: September
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Dark Indigo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Prairie Grass, Ocean Tides, Dark Indigo
  • DIES: Beautiful Berris: Winter, MIM Mini Kit: Holiday Tag Along
  • OTHER: glitter, misc. twine (cream)

 

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How sweet is this wine bottle tag? I am loving the strip of striped paper she added up the side, it adds a nice balance and serves as a great design element too. The berry boughs look awesome grouped together and finished with a bow.
 
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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Beautiful Berries: Winter, Gift Card Cozy Sentiments
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Bitty Big-Simply Chartreuse Stripe
  • DIES: Wine Bottle Tag #2, Beautiful Berries: Winter, Gift Card Cozy Bow
  • OTHER: Moonshine sequins

 

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This month's Year of Psalms set is a showstopper and can really command attention on the front of a card. The die-cut branches paired with the small french knots are so dainty and delicate. This would definitely be something that any recipient would be proud to receive and display!
 
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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Year of Psalms: September
  • INK: Versamark
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Winter Wisteria
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs
  • OTHER: White embossing powder, Nuvo glitter drops, mis. Beads misc. twine (violet/white), sparkling H2O (green) paint, fun foam

 

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think of the verse Betsy selected for her Year of Psalms set this month? Will the new Cutaway Tags set be coming to your house? Aren't the Beautiful Berries: Winter products just stunning?  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!

Release-giveaway

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

You have until 7am EST, September 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 September Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

 

More-inspiration

 

Psalms

CLICK HERE to see more from Betsy Veldman.

 

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather Nichols.

 

Lizzie

CLICK HERE to see more from Lizzie Jones.

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