Grab your party hats, friends, because it’s time to celebrate! Today we’re throwing a birthday bash and you’re all invited! Heather Nichols and Dawn McVey have been busy designing new products that will add a bit of birthday cheer to your collections.

It’s time to party, and what better way to decorate than a bunch of balloons? The balloons in this set have several coordinating patterns that also work with the coordinating die and stencils. Sprinkle on some confetti and glitter and you are ready to celebrate in style!

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


Birthday Strings is a stamp set that will add a fun twist to your birthday projects. These sentiments are designed to be used with the Birthday Balloons Stamp Set and coordinating die as a string for the balloon images and die cuts.

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


This festive stencil collection makes it easy to fill a card front with colorful balloons. Use them with ink blending to give your balloons a realistic translucent appearance or try clear, glossy texture paste for balloons with dimension and shine!

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


You can never have enough birthday sentiments! This set contains a variety of sentiments and words that you can mix and match up to create customized sentiments for cards, tags, wraps, and more. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a friend or family member’s special day!

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!

Amy Sheffer is featuring Birthday Balloons + Birthday Strings

The shading that Amy added to the balloons on her card gives them such fantastic dimension! And her choice to repeatedly stamp the smaller sentiments as an alternate balloon string is so clever!
  • STAMPS: Birthday Balloons, Balloon Strings
  • INK: Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, True Black, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Tropical Teal, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice
  • DIES: Birthday Balloons
  • OTHER: True Black baker’s twine
The cluster of balloons and sprinkling of stars on Amy’s card give such a celebratory feel! Popping up one balloon with dimensional adhesive and adding the darker string is a great way to make it a bolder focal point.
  • STAMPS: Birthday Balloons, Balloon Strings
  • INK: Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Soft Stone
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Round Off Edgers
  • OTHER: clear sequins, Birthday Balloons stencils


This monochromatic masterpiece by Amy proves that limiting your color palette can sometimes lead to creative magic. Adding her sentiment on a bright white banner helps it stand out and draw attention.
  • STAMPS: Birthday Balloons
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Tropical Teal, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White and Tropical Teal
  • DIES: Birthday Balloons, Tag Sale: Quilted
  • OTHER: Birthday Balloons stencils



Keeway Tsao is featuring Never Enough: Birthday + Birthday Balloons Stencils

Keeway’s cheerful color palette and confetti speckles are sure to put anyone in a gleeful mood! The bold black details are a strong, stylish contrast to the bright balloons.
  • STAMPS: Never Enough: Birthday, Birthday Balloons
  • INK: Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Vintage Jadeite, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding, Berry Sorbet, Lovely Lady, True Black, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, True Black
  • OTHER: Birthday Balloon Stencils, White Detail Embossing Powder, Mini Ink Blending Too


The rainbow blending on this card is so soft and pretty. The offset panel in the center of the card is a unique detail that makes the layout feel fresh.
  • STAMPS: Never Enough: Birthday
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Lovely Lady
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Noted: Scalloped A2
  • OTHER: Birthday Balloons Stencils, Twine, Mini Ink Blending Tool


Keeway reinforced her color scheme by using matching ink and patterned paper colors on her different balloon elements. Die cutting the balloons from patterned papers is a wonderful way to add more saturated color that still coordinates with the background.
  • STAMPS: Birthday Balloons
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Harvest Gold, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stampers Select White, True Black, Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Big: Green Parakeet
  • DIES: Hinged Gift Card Box, Birthday Balloons
  • OTHER: White Detail Embossing Powder

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that we have shared with you today! Birthdays are such joyful occasions for creating cards and packaging and these new additions are sure to put a smile on your face while you 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, January 14th 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 Betsy Veldman, 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 Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Stephanie Gold, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Wanda Guess, CLICK HERE.


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 Melissa Phillips, CLICK HERE.

To see more from Michelle Leone, 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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