For today’s feature, we’re introducing a collection by Lexi Daly that many of you have been requesting for quite awhile. She has designed a selection of stamps and dies that can be fresh and cheerful or luxuriously dignified depending on your mood of the day. We also have the first in two year-long, monthly series by Lizzie Jones. One will have you decorating your corners in no time at all and the other will help stampers, from beginners to veteran crafters, build up a collection of handy, basic sentiments. Let’s take a closer look!

May you always have just the right sentiment for blessings and luck thanks to the Irish. You’re sure to find what you need in this collection of sentiments both traditional and fresh in a variety of fun fonts. Shamrocks and four leaf clovers in a trio of sizes are also included along with a couple of simple Irish knots for embellishing your designs.

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


A partner stamp set to Irish Blessings, Celtic Knots features a frame and a cross, along with a variety of smaller knot designs. With the exception of the frame which fits on the coordinating die, each image has line and fill images, to layer together or use separately. The two larger medallions fit nicely into the circle on the cross. Create patterns, borders and frames with flair!

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


Dress up your corners with the first set in the Corner Adorner series! These images build to create a beautiful, multi-step floral embellishment that comes together with a few quick impressions. Pair the floral cluster with the included sentiment or select a greeting from your collection to make a delightful project in a snap!

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


This Sentiment Staples: Birthday stamp set is the first in a series of basic essentials for both new stampers and more experienced crafters alike. The font options of the three medium-sized greetings offer flexibility to accommodate a variety of styles while the selection of companion sentiments gives you the freedom to personalize your greetings for everyone you love.

Available for purchase February 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 Irish Blessings + Celtic Knots

Betsy’s first card featuring Irish Blessings is so clean and fresh! The different shades of green keep things bright and cheerful while also giving a simple design plenty of interest. The Mix & Mat: Plaid window also gives her tons of gorgeous texture.
  • STAMPS: Irish Blessings
  • INK: New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Limeade Ice
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • DIES: Irish Blessings, Mix & Mat: Plaid, Countdown Details
  • OTHER: White embossing powder, ink blending sponge
Betsy’s stunning watercolor on this card absolutely makes it shine. Speaking of shine, the Luxe Gold cardstock is a wonderful contrast against the matte finish of the watercolor paper. And the Garden Gate blooms add a delightful splash of color to draw your eye toward her sentiment.
  • STAMPS: Irish Blessings, Home Made
  • INK: Cocoa Bean, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, watercolor paper, Luxe Gold cardstock, patterned paper from the Garden Gate kit
  • DIES: Celtic Knots, Garden Gate
  • OTHER: gold embossing powder, watercolors


This last card from Betsy is as rich and elegant as they come. The gold heat embossing gives her project an opulent air and the watercolored Better Together blooms almost look like a time-worn tapestry in the background. Simply gorgeous!
  • STAMPS:  Irish Blessings, Better Together
  • INK: Soft Stone, Versamark
  • PAPER: True Black, Scarlet Jewel, watercolor paper
  • DIES: Celtic Knots
  • OTHER: Gold embossing powder, watercolor paints



Heather Nichols is featuring Corner Adorner: February + Sentiment Staples: Birthday

Heather gave the images on this card a dreamy, watercolored look that is absolutely divine. The subtle sponging she added behind her sentiment is also a fantastic way to really draw your eye in and focus on the sentiment. And the texture from that watercolor paper…truly luscious!
  • STAMPS: Corner Adorner: February, Penned Elegance
  • INK: True Black, Classic Kraft, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • PAPER: Prairie Grass, watercolor
  • OTHER: clear confetti


The patterned paper Heather created on this card is so cheerful and charming. And by sponging the banner with Prairie Grass ink rather than using solid cardstock she was able to get subtle variations in color that add such depth. 
  • STAMPS: Corner Adorner: February, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
  • INK: Fresh Snow, Cocoa Bean, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, Versamark
  • PAPER: Rustic White, kraft, Prairie Grass, Cocoa Bean
  • DIES: Corner Adorner: February, Keep it Simple Frames, Noted: Scalloped A2
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, clear confetti


The texture Heather achieved on this last card is incredible. From the speckles to the stitched vellum to the contrasting paper colors…everything plays a role in adding interest. Using two of the corner die cuts together is also an excellent way to really draw attention to your greeting.
  • STAMPS: Corner Adorner: February
  • INK: True Black, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Olive Twist, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean
  • PAPER: Rustic White, kraft, Sheer Basics vellum
  • DIES: Corner Adorner: February

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that we have shared with you today! From playful florals to classic celtic knots, we hope there’s a little something to tickle everyone’s fancy! 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!


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

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 Michelle Leone, CLICK HERE.



To see more from Laurie Schmidlin, 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.


And finally, your challenge for the day:

Use Only Dies – No Stamps! Challenge

Did you know the traditional gift for an 11th anniversary is steel? It just so happens that our fabulous, wafer-thin dies are made of American-made steel that is specially manufactured to not warp when it is put under high pressure. That makes it perfect for our much-loved die cutting machines! So in honor of this very special steel we’re challenging you to make a project using dies only – no stamps allowed! Have fun pulling out those sentiment dies and Cover Plates. We can’t wait to see what you create!

If you are joining along, here are the details for this Use Only Dies – No Stamps! Challenge:

  • Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and only dies to create your project – no stamps!
  • Please enter new projects only.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You can also add a comment to this post for a chance to win. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.
  • You will have until 6am ET, Friday, February 16th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
  • Two randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries on Friday, February 16th. Winners will then be posted on our February 2018 Winners Page. Two randomly selected winners will get a $100 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

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