October 2017 Release – Day 3

Have the past few days put you in the holiday spirit? We have even more exciting things to share with you today, just you wait and see!



Dash Away

The Christmas season is a magical time in which a jolly, bearded man travels the globe delivering gifts, snowmen come alive, and reindeer take flight. Dash Away All embraces that special holiday joy. The snowy background in this set creates wintery scenes for your reindeer as they soar across the sky. These versatile images can go from playful, colorful designs to luxurious, elegant projects with ease. And the selection of complementary greetings is ideal for sending festive wishes to those you love.


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



Mix & Mat

You are just going to love this month's Mix & Mat collection! The unique snowflake pattern in the center is gorgeous and gives you lots of options for layering colors and patterns behind it. The two frames included with it are such versatile accents, you will love mixing and matching them with the other collections in your stash!


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



Keep It Simple: Joyeux Noel is the forty-eighth in a series of stamp sets allowing you to build a collection of basic, medium-sized sentiments, in a nice variety of fonts, that you can turn to again and again. In this set we are focusing on “Joyeux Noel”, a perfect way to add a little something special to your Christmas projects.


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!



Wanda Guess is featuring Dash Away All. 

Wanda successfully achieved a gorgeous night sky within the black circle that mats her reindeer. The stamp included in the Dash Away All set makes it so easy to achieve this look! The bright red nose is made brighter by the addition of red polka dot paper, your eye automatically sees more red because of that patterned strip. Genius!


  • STAMPS: Dash Away All
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, True Black
  • PAPER: Kraft, True Black, Aqua Mist, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Dash Away All, Circles
  • OTHER: Enamel Dot


I love how Wanda used the reindeer name collage to create an entire background on the lower half of her card. It is a wonderful way to ground the reindeer without adding something ordinary like a strip of solid cardstock. The diagonal red stripes around the edge give this card just enough trend to make it current.


  • STAMPS: Dash Away All
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Dash Away All
  • OTHER: Rhinestone


Wanda was able to achieve a completely different look on this project with lots of watercoloring and softness, as well as pastels. The way she stamped snowflakes in two opposing colors and then "connected" the two areas with a few splatters of watercolors is a great way to build a background that frames a large focal point like this die-cut reindeer.


  • STAMPS: Dash Away All
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate, True Black
  • PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, Watercolor
  • DIES: Dash Away All, Noted: A2 Scallop Card Vertical
  • OTHER: Rhinestones



Keeway Tsao is featuring Mix & Mat: Snowflakes & Keep it Simple: Joyeux Noel.

The wide open spaces that the new Mix & Mat: Snowflakes creates is the perfect way to highlight an artistic backdrop like the one Keeway  made here. A beautiful way to display watercoloring, blending and more, all in your favorite color schemes.


  • STAMPS: Dash Away All
  • INK: Enchanted Evening
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Mix & Mat Snowflakes, Banner Style
  • OTHER: Distress Oxide Inks, Mini Ink Blending Tool


I love thy way these two die-cut frames work together from the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes collection. They offer such detail but at the same time a classic look that is destined to never go out of style. Keeway had plenty of room around the outside of the largest frame to add some stamped snowflakes to highlight her message.


  • STAMPS: Years of Psalms October, Silver White Winters
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Snowflakes
  • OTHER: Mini Ink Blending Tool


Keeway showcases that you can also add fun pops of color to the snowflakes themselves from this new die-cut. Having the most bold colors at the center of each snowflake and then softening towards the edges adds a lot of emphasis just where it is needed.


  • PAPER: Silver Shimmer Paper, Watercolor Paper, Vellum
  • DIES: Mix & Mat Snowflakes, Ways to Say: Just For You
  • OTHER: Watercolor

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Isn't Dash Away so fantastic? I love the fonts used for the reindeer names, so incredibly stylish! And the new Mix & Mat collection is amazing, isn't it? I love how detailed the snowflake cut-outs are, there's so many beautiful things you can do with it!  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, October 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 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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