Welcome back to Day 2 of this month’s New Release Countdown! Today we’re sharing birds, blooms, and bible verses (among other wonderful things). Enjoy!

Birds are often a stamper’s favorite, and these sweet birds with an artistic flair will be a beautiful addition to your collection. The simple-to-stamp three-step images come to life with just a few impressions. Bring them to life even more by using inking techniques such as the rock ’n roll technique to add more color and beautiful shading. The sentiments included in the set are perfect for encouragement and sympathy cards.

Available for purchase January 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. January’s featured verse is from Psalm 139:14, and is perfect for birthdays, babies, or just to let someone know they are special and loved. The small floral and star accents provide the perfect finishing touches!

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


Flowering dogwood trees are a familiar sight with the unfolding of every spring. Their elegant blooms add grace and softness to the awakening landscape. Warm Regards embraces those lovely blossoms and pairs them with a selection of beautiful sentiments. The flowing greetings cover gratitude, sympathy, congratulations, and more to give you a wide variety of options. These blooming branches will grow into your favorites before you know it!

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


The Ways to Say series gives you multiple ways to express a certain sentiment. This set features many ways to express the “missing you” sentiment. It’s the perfect way to let loved ones who are not near know that you are missing them.

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


Keep It Simple: So Sorry is the fifty-first 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 “so sorry”, allowing you to offer your apologies during life’s little mistakes.

Available for purchase January 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 Brushed Birds + Year of Psalms: January

Betsy’s use of texture and metallic accents really puts this card over the top. Continuing her design to the inside of her card is a beautiful detail that makes the interior of her project feel more finished and refined.


  • STAMPS: Brushed Birds
  • INK: Fine Linen, Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft, Stormy Seas
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Luxe Gold
  • DIES: Brushed Birds, Cover Plated: Nesting
  • OTHER: Woodgrain Metal Stencil, ink blending sponge, metallic gold shimmer spray
The vibrant colors of this card give it such an uplifting quality. And the birds work wonderfully with the Beautiful Berries: Spring branches. Mixing older sets with newer ones is a fantastic way to refresh the stamps you already have in your collection while also expanding the versatility of your new acquisitions.


  • STAMPS: Brushed Birds, Beautiful Berries: Spring
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Limeade Ice, Bright Buttercup, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Stormy Seas
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Fresh Snow Linen
  • DIES: Brushed Birds
  • OTHER: Ink blending sponge


The watercoloring Betsy did on the botanical die cuts is a perfect complement for her sweet little bird. Her use of the Mix & Mat: Confetti frame almost looks like delicate embroidery surrounding the Year Of Psalms: January verse. The overall feel is so gentle and elegant.


  • STAMPS: Brushed Birds, Year of Psalms: January
  • INK: True Black, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Brushed Birds, Mix & Mat: Confetti, Gathered Garden
  • OTHER: Watercolors



Michelle Leone is featuring Warm Regards + Ways to Say: Missing You + Keep it Simple: So Sorry

Michelle is a master at pairing patterns in fun and playful ways! The dots and stripes are the perfect backdrop for a trio of brightly colored flowers and chipper birthday message. Using the window die on a card is such a creative way to think outside the box (pardon the pun).


  • STAMPS: Warm Regards, MIM Kit: Don’t Forget To Write
  • INK: Amethyst Allure, Summer Sunrise
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Amethyst Allure + White Basics, Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Warm Regards, Hinged Gift Card Box, Mix & Mat: Flourishes, Good Tidings Kit


Michelle used gorgeous, bright colors for the dogwood blooms on this card. The cheerful pink and green flowers are sure to lift someone’s spirit the moment they open the envelope! The softly scalloped edges of the Mix & Mat: Confetti frame are such a nice complement to the blossoms.


  • STAMPS: Warm Regards
  • INK: Green Parakeet, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Bitty Big: Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Warm Regards, Mix & Mat: Confetti
  • OTHER: MFT Stitched Rectangle dies


Using gems to embellish the flower centers is a wonderful way to add texture to a project. Using a simple color palette keeps the design from becoming overwhelming or busy.


  • STAMPS: Warm Regards
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • DIES: Ways to Say: Missing You
  • OTHER: MFT Stitched Rectangle dies

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that we have shared with you today! Can’t you just feel a hint of Spring in the air? 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, January 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 Release Live Broadcast on Papertrey Ink’s Facebook page and posted on the January Release Winner Page on January 15th after the live broadcast.

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

To see more from Heather Nichols, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Keeway Tsao, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Lizzie Jones, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Melissa Phillips, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Stephanie Gold, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Heather Nichols, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Keeway Tsao, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Melissa Phillips, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Stephanie Gold, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.

And finally, a few more pieces of inspiration from our product designers that have new items debuting this month:

To see more from Lexi Day, CLICK HERE.

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