October 2017 Release – Day 1

Welcome to the kick off of our fabulous October Release! We have some pretty dawn awesome things in store for you over the next few days, starting with a couple of our favorites!


Sing a Song of Christmas

Christmas songs and carols are such a big part of our Christmas celebrations and traditions.  This set features four different sentiments based on popular Christmas songs.  Each can be embellished with one of the four different musical images in the set.  The modern brushstroke style can take on many different looks, from fun and happy to elegant, depending on your design choices!


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



Ways to Say

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 “merry christmas” sentiment. The sentiments are perfect for adding to holiday cards and gifts to celebrate the season with friends and loved ones.


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


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



Betsy Veldman is featuring Sing A Song of Christmas.


There is something special and unexpected about using shades of pink on your holiday cards, and this beauty is definitely no exception. I love the way Betsy incorporated the sheet music impression plate with her Sing a Song of Christmas set, the texture and theme are a perfect complement for this oldie but goldie.


  • STAMPS: Sing a Song of Christmas, Beautiful Berries: Winter
  • INK: Mint Julep, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Saffron Spice, Fine Linen
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet
  • DIES: Sing a Song of Christmas, Beautiful Berries: Winter, Mix & Mat: Snowflakes, Sheet Music Impression Plate


The way Betsy used black as her card base really makes the piano keys and other black details pop. Of course trendy metallics like the gold used here are a great way to add a festive touch.


  • STAMPS: Sing a Song of Christmas
  • INK: True Black, Versamark, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Sing a Song of Christmas, Make it Market: Wonderland
  • OTHER: gold embossing powder, patterned paper from the Wonderland kit


How sweet is it that the Holiday Hugs snowman is just to the right scale to be paired up with elements from Sing a Song of Christmas? The heat emboss resist that Betsy did with the sentiment is such a nice way to bring attention to it, without overwhelming the white snowman too much.


  • STAMPS: Sing a Song of Christmas, Holiday Hugs
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Versamark, Pure Poppy, True Black
  • PAPER: Fresh Snow Linen, patterned paper from the Holiday Hugs mini kit, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Sing a Song of Christmas, Holiday Hugs mini kit, Tag Sale: Huggable
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, ink blending sponge, clear sequins



Heather Nichols is featuring Ways to Say: Merry Christmas.

There is so much to love about this card! The partial emboss resist with the splatters adds such a nice rustic touch to the project, and it's a great way to get more mileage out of your sentiments!


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: Merry Christmas
  • INK: True Black, Honey Nut, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Honey Nut, Olive Twist
  • DIES: Small Sketched Stars, Christmas Tree
  • OTHER: clear embossing powder, clear confetti


There is a wonderful balance created here with the three snowflakes in the background. I love how Heather also stamped snowflakes around the trees for the focal point, they help to connect the stamped trees and sentiment so they don't feel too disjointed. 


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: Merry Christmas, Traveler’s Journal: December
  • INK: True Black, Fresh Snow, Prairie Grass, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Classic Kraft, Prairie Grass
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Snowflakes, Frosty Flakes


Heather always creates the most incredible tags. I can just picture these added to some simple kraft wrapped packages! The pair of mittens and string is one of the most adorable accents ever! The fonts in Ways to Say are such a nice clean simple look, they can really be used almost anywhere!


  • STAMPS: Ways to Say: Merry Christmas, Traveler’s Journal: December
  • INK: True Black, Prairie Grass, Pure Poppy
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist
  • DIES: Berry Wreath Tag, Silver White Winters
  • OTHER: red twine, cream twine, eyelets


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that we have shared with you today!  What did you think of Betsy' incredible new Sing a Song of Christmas collection? So unique and gorgeous, right? And I love how Ways to Say: Christmas is such a great basic, between the die and stamp set there is really so much you can do with this!  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 ET, October 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 October 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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