November 2017 Release – Day 1

Hello and welcome to the first day of the incredible December Release! We have some amazing goodies and inspiration to share with you today. Let's dig right in!



You’ve heard of a pick-me-up, well, how about a lift-me-up?  This sweet stamp set is perfect for lifting up the little (and big!) ones in our life.  Send a heartfelt note of encouragement to prayer partners, Sunday school students, and more.  Wrap up simple treats, and add a tag stamped with one of the sentiments from this set to let them know they are special and loved!  Many of the sentiments are great for other occasions as well, such as baby, baptism, graduation, birthday, and more.


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




Easily create beautiful, rustic backgrounds with this birch background stamp.  The generous size allows you to fill a standard A2 card base with just two impressions.  The design matches from side-to-side and top-to-bottom, allowing you to stamp repeatedly to create backgrounds of any size.  The Background Basics: Birch set is perfect for winter and holiday projects, as well as masculine projects, and more!


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




The new Mix & Mat: Plaid die collection is definitely a must have! This versatile set will be an amazing asset to the rest of the Mix & Mat collection that has been released thus far! As always you can mix and match the frames and decorative center die with others. Use your favorite coloring mediums to add an entire color scheme to the plaid portion. The branch frame can be suitable for any season based on what you pair it up with. The possibilities are definitely endless with this one!


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




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.  November’s featured verse is from Psalm 105:4, and is perfect for the giving encouragement and comfort.  This set is ideal for get well, sympathy, and encouragement projects.


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


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



Stephanie Gold is featuring Little Lift Me Ups & Background Basics: Birch.


Stephanie's bold color scheme is an excellent way to bring attention to these amazing sentiments included in the new Little Lift Me Ups set. The focal point is slightly softened with the grays that were used to stamp the birch background. And how can we not mention that knot! I know many of you will be adding those to lots of different projects as you create this month! Definitely a showstopper!


  • STAMPS: Little Lift Me Ups, Background Basics: Birch
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, True Black, Tropical Teal
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: Natural Twine, Tiny Attacher Staples


This tag is simple and sweet, but would be easy to mass produce for gifts. I love how she added dimension and focus to the sentiment by cutting each line of the sentiment into strips and then adding it to the tag. The doubled up ribbon in two contrasting colors is also a special touch!


  • STAMPS: Little Lift Me Ups, Background Basics: Birch
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, True Black
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, True Black
  • DIES: Tag Sale #8
  • OTHER: Smokey Shadow Twill Tape Ribbon, Aqua Mist Twill Tape Ribbon


The new Background Basics: Birch stamp is a classic beauty, but as Stephanie showcases here, don't be afraid to use it in non-traditional colors too. The pink works well with the pretty floral element.


  • STAMPS: Little Lift Me Ups, Background Basics: Birch
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, True Black, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bloom & Grow Pattern Paper
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Plaid, Bloom & Grow Die
  • OTHER: Natural Twine



Melissa Phillips is featuring Mix & Mat: Plaid dies & Year of Psalms: November.

Melissa really put the plaid center portion of the Mix & Mat: Paid dies to work on this project. She was able to create a gorgeous color scheme by coloring the various lines of the plaid in different colors. By adding it under the vellum, she was able to soften it a bit and still have the sentiment as her focus.


  • STAMPS: Background Basics:  Birch, Year of Psalms:  November, Flower Power, and Holiday Greens Borders
  • INK: Pale Peony, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass, Mint Julep, Melon Berry
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Vellum
  • DIES: Mix & Mat:  Plaid, Holiday Greens Borders, Flower Power


What better to be paired with both the branch frame included in Mix & Mat: Plaid and the new Background Basics: Birch, than a cozy winter scene with evergreens and deer silhouettes! Melissa really created a scene of serenity that is a great match for the Year of Psalms verse this month. The small snowflakes added to the upper part of the frame really help to add balance and carry the eye down to the festive scenery.


  • STAMPS: Background Basics: Birch, Year of Psalms: November, Make it Market Kit: Wonderland
  • INK: Olive Twist
  • PAPER: Stormy Sea, Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Mix & Mat:  Plaid, Make it Market Kit: Wonderland


If you look closely you can see the awesome treatment Melissa gave to her Mix & Mat frame. She stamped the text from Year of Psalms all over it to serve as a background element, then did some cool heat embossing techniques to look like freshly fallen snow. The gingham paper and the plaid in the Mix & Mat is such a great way to take a theme and run with it.


  • STAMPS: Year of Psalms:  November, Little Lift Me Ups, Flower Power
  • INK: Autumn Rose, Harvest Gold, Scarlet Jewel. Stormy Sea, Olive Twist, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Fine Linen, Stamper’s Select White, and Saffron Spice
  • DIES: Tremendous Tags, Mix & Mat:  Plaid, Flower Power, Fall Foliage


I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  What do you think of Little Lift Me Ups and who do you think you might use it for? Are you as crazy about the new Mix & Mat: Plaid dies as we are? And how about the Background Basics: Plaid stamp?  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, November 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 November Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

And now for even MORE inspiration from the rest of the team! 




To see more from Betsy Veldman, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Heather Nichols, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.





To see more from Betsy Veldman, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.

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