Tuesday, November 1, 2016

More October Release Inspiration

Hello! Welcome to some fun inspiration from the Papertrey Ink October release! We had a little bit more time this past month to play with all of the wonderful products from the October release and it was so nice! I have lots of fun projects to share with you today!

First up is this cute little treat bag I created with Betsy's Sweet Holiday Wishes stamp set and dies. I love this set! Layering those cute little cookies was enormous fun! I have made these little bags before out of a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. They are so easy and so fun to decorate! You can find the Youtube video HERE.

STAMPS: Sweet Holiday Wishes
DIES: Sweet Holiday Wishes
INK: Vintage Jadeite, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean, Pale Peony
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Vintage Jadeite + White patterned paper
OTHER: Baker’s Twine, Pink 12 x 12 Card stock


Next up is a card created with the new Dress Up Dolls: Let's Bake! Such fun! I paired this adorable little girl  up with some left over cookies from my gift bag and came up with this cute card! 

STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Elves, Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake, Sweet Holiday Wishes
DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Elves, Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake, Sweet Holiday Wishes
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black, Vintage Jadeite, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy + White patterned paper


And then... Erin's new Gingerbread Stitching dies!! Oh how I love them! These may be my favorite of all the stitching dies! I had to make one of each! I would love to put them in that cute gift bag and give them to someone, but I don't think I am going to be able to part with them. They need to be on my tree :)

I used brown sequins for their eyes. I tried everything and I thought the brown looked the best :)

And Miss Gingerbread lady all decked out in her fancy apron! Love her!

DIES: Stitched Gingerbread Basic, Stitched Gingerbread Mister, Stitched Gingerbread Miss
FELT: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Snow White


And this one was created with the new Quick Notes: Holiday stamp and die. For the background, I took a piece of Pure Poppy card stock and splattered it with white acrylic paint!

STAMPS: Quick Notes: Holiday, Cup of Cheer
DIES: Quick Notes: Holiday, Cup of Cheer, Snowflakes
INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy
PAPER:Stampers Select, Pure Poppy
OTHER: white acrylic paint, sequins


For this fun card, I used Heather's new Sprig Wreath along with Dawn's Cozy Christmas! Those thermoses are really fun! I love the plaid! 

STAMPS: Sprig Wreath, Cozy Christmas
DIES: Cozy Christmas
INK: New Leaf, Pinefeather, Dark Indigo, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Smokey Shadow + White patterned paper


For this card, I paired up Betsy's Inspired: Hope stamps and dies with her What The Doodle: Snowflake set. I embossed the snowflakes onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder and then watercolored over them with Peerless watercolors.

STAMPS: What The Doodle Snowflakes, Inspired: Hope
DIES: Inspired: Hope
INK: Pinefeather
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors, white embossing powder, sequins


For this one I used the new Cover plate: Cozy Christmas 1 die along with the Jingle All the way stamp set and matching dies. The heart is from an older set called Heart Prints, and the leaves are from Happy Notes.

STAMPS: Jingle All The Way, Happy Notes, Heart Prints
DIES: Jingle All The Way, Happy Notes, Heart Prints, Cover Plate: Cozy Christmas 2
INK: Pure Poppy, Stormy Sea, Spring Rain, True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Stormy Sea


Okay I just love the way this card turned out! And it's almost totally flat, so it would mail so easy! I might have to make a few more of these for sending out! I used the new Script Swirls: Christmas from Nichole. I stamped the round sentiment in the center on watercolor paper with waterproof black ink. I then stamped the leaves, berries and snowflakes with dye ink and used a little bit of water in my brush to blend them and make them look watercolored. When they were dry, I speckled a little bit of each color onto my card.

The two little candy canes are from the Dress Up Dolls: Elves set.

STAMPS: Scripted Swirls: Christmas, Dress Up Dolls: Elves
DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Elves
INK: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, sequins


This one I created with Maile's new Shaped Sayings: Christmas. I love that it came with the pine and berries separate! I cut everything out of watercolor paper that I had used Peerless watercolors on. The background I blended some Aqua Mist ink onto and then did some splatters too.

DIES: Shaped Sayings: Christmas
INK: Aqua Mist
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors, sequins


I used Maile's newest Splits: Tis The Season for this one. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with waterproof black ink and watercolored it with my Zig Clean Color Brushes. I used a piece of paper from the Woodblock Prints paper pack for my background.

STAMPS:Splits: Tis The Season
DIES: Noted: Scalloped A2
INK: Black Permanent 
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Woodblock Prints Paper pack
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Zig Clean Color markers, sequins


Okay, I hope you have made it all the way down to the bottom of this post, because I saved one of my very favorites for last! I really love the way this card turned out! Now you really can't go wrong with Betsy's Paper Clippings sets and dies, they kind of make the card all by themselves, but I'm going to give myself a little bit of credit here for the colors and stuff :) I used Distress inks on watercolor paper for the background, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. I splattered with water and then again with some of the same color ink. The earth was stamped in the new color Dark Indigo, and the banner I colored in with a light blue Copic marker. 

Yes yes! I do like this one! And even though it has a lot of detail, it is surprisingly flat and should send without extra postage! Yay!

STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Joy To The World
DIES: Paper Clilppings: Joy To The world
INK: Dark Indigo, Royal Velvet
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Distress Inks, Sequins


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to use some of the many beautiful things that were released during October! This is my favorite time of year for card making and crafting, so I'm going to be creating up a storm!

All of the products I used on these cards can be found at Papertrey Ink!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


  1. This post is jam packed with pure visual delight, Kay! There is no way I can comment on each of these fantastic projects, but suffice it to say my smile kept getting bigger as I read through the post. Just all around fantastic work, my friend! After not seeing much for a bit with you being busy and on vacation and all, this is was a definite feast for the eyes. Looks like a great release adn it sounds like you have plans for many more wonderful projects. Excellent work! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy hugs to you! :)

  2. How wonderful! I so love everything you do, & this post is full of goodies! I just keep going back to see all the lovely details, & now the Scripted Swirls: Christmas is on my wish list (that card is my fav)... your cards are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Of COURSE I made it all the way to the end of this fabulous post - I wouldn't miss a single one of your lovely cards! Such creativity & inspiration, Kay - TFS

  4. OH WOW!!! Everything you showcased here is just amazing! I need those gingerbread men/women dies and some felt! So stinkin' cute!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  5. I was admiring your gingerbreads, the thermos card... and then Scripts blew me away! I love it too Kay!

  6. Wow, Kay, what a fabulous showcase!!! You are amazing :)

  7. Oh you're a terrible (or should I say, terrific) enabler! I held back from getting the sweet Christmas cookies, until I saw your project. Now, do I really need the thermos set??? ...sigh, not good at holding back. Btw, ALL gorgeous, but then, always are!

  8. These are awesome Kay!!! But you know I LOVE everything you make! :-)

  9. Wowsza! You sure make me feel like I need more stamps and dies! PTI really taps into the things I find charming. Thanks for the cheery, inspiring post!

  10. These are all beautiful! There are so many terrific cards here! I am so blown away!

  11. Holy moly awesomeness!! I did make it all the way to the bottom and loved everything I saw! From the cookies to the gingerbread men, to those delightful thermoses and Betsy's Joy to the World Clippings is my fave, too! Hugs!

  12. WOW! wow! wow! Kay! You make Christmas so much fun! LOVE all the inspiration you share! Thank you so much! Never stop! lol

  13. Amazing cards! Each one different, and so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Im not even sure where to start,Kay! Jaw dropping beautiful cards and projects! I'm with you, keep the perfectly stitched gingerbread people they are darling!!!!!!! Love the bag with cookies good enough to eat and I think your favorite is mine as well.......such a beautiful background on a one layer card! Gorgeous!!!!!!!

  15. It is completely amazing what you do with paper and ink - WOW!

  16. Oh WOW!! Your cards are just STUNNING. What one is my favorite? It is so hard to pick!! I love your little gingerbread people. They are just too cute. The thermos card is AMAZING!! I just love every one of these creations!!

  17. I love visiting your blog Kay because there is ALWAYS so much inspiration to be had!! These are ALL marvelous!!

  18. Lots of beautiful creations with the new products! I most especially love the Joy to the World one with the wonderful background colors :)

  19. Wow its always amazing what you come up with...gorgeous series of cards!

  20. Wonderful release!!

  21. What a treat to the eyes this post was Kay! I adore all the projects you've made and even more, your amazing photography skills! I love the sweet treat bag you made. I'm always looking for fun ways to give small gifts and goodies. So fun!!

  22. So much inspiration and all just beautiful! I truly love your treat box at the top. All of my favorite colors blended to perfection. AND the gingerbread ornaments .... just TOO CUTE! Love the water colored one too!! Gosh, just can't pick a favorite.

  23. You've made so many beautiful samples for us, Kay! You know I love pink and green, so your Holiday Treats card is super sweet to me, and so exquisite! I love the watercolored cards too, especially the last one, which is so elegant. Amazing work as always, Kay! Hugs to you~

  24. I just got around to checking out the blogs today and I must say that you could have tried harder, LOL. What?!!!! Unbelievable, each and every one. Love the colours on your gift box and gingerbread people but my absolute favourite has to be the Christmas Swirl card. Magic. Perfect. Stunning.

  25. You certainly have been having fun creating, Kay! So many gorgeous projects, that I can't even choose a favorite :) Your treat boxes are so cute...thanks for the link to the video, and I love your Gingerbread boy and girl...so sweet! Really beautiful cards, too...you always know how to bring images and dies to life...I'm so impressed! And, so glad I stopped by :)

  26. Hi there Kay! Really nice post. I can almost feel the fun you had with your projects, but of course we know it comes with work. I loved your Christmas swirls very much too, it almost looks like it's lit with lights. Then I when I saw your "Joy to the World" card, I said out loud "oh wow!". I'm just over the moon about your work. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed & Happy Thanksgiving. :) (hopefully this will only post once, ha ha)

  27. Hi Kay! Been a busy time around our home but I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Your post was so much fun and "Christmas-sy" Your Christmas swirls look like they're "lit" up, so pretty! You've been a blessing for me this year with your always beautiful cards and inspiration,thanks Kay. :) Happy Turkey day!

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie for all of the sweet comment you have left on my blog! They are so appreciated! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! :)


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