December 2011 Release Projects | Papertrey Ink

Today, I’m sharing a lot of cards for the December 2011 Papertrey Ink release.  All new release products will be available for purchase tonight, December 15 at 10 pm EST. Take a moment to get a glimpse of the wonderful stamps, paper, ink, buttons, and dies I’ve used. I’ve added instruction for each card below the photos as well as a supply list. For those items not yet available at the time of this posting, they are listed below the linkable supplies. Thanks so much for taking a peek today!

Trim patterned paper to about 4″ x 5.25″, then stamp tree images.


Die cut castle, then stamp castle silhouette, then the outline. Voila, no need to color! Also, dab a bit of pink marker to the hearts and upper windows. To finish it off, add stickles to the roof, windows, and flags. Adhere to patterned paper between trees with foam adhesive.


Hand cut a circle and spiral cut it out, then assemble rosette. Die cut two leaves. Cut one in half and add to each side of rosette to the front, center of castle. Finish off with pearl.


Add ribbon treatment. Assemble another rosette and adhere to ribbon knot. Again, cut leaf die cut in half and adhere under rosette.


Stamp sentiment.


Adhere patterned paper to simply chartreuse A2 card front.


Add zig zag border stitching and extra stickles to trees.



Die cut two mega mat stack 4 from aqua mist cardstock, then dry emboss one die cut.


Score a ¼” from the top of one die cut, then assemble to the the other die cut to create a card shape.


Stamp sentiment in smokey shadow ink.


Die cut keys from shimmer cardstock, then stamp images with smokey shadow ink and adhere to card front with foam adhesive.


Die cut heart and adhere with foam adhesive.



Trim pink cardstock to about 4” x 5.25”.


Die cut circle, stamp image and sentiment.


Die cut scalloped circle, then mat circle on top of it using foam adhesive.


Die cut leaf, then stamp image. Adhere to pink cardstock using foam adhesive, then add scalloped circle die cut.


Add ribbon treatment with button and twine.


Adhere to white A2 card front.



Die cut seed packets, snowflakes, and tags in various colors. Also, die cut snowmen, scarves, and hats in rustic white cardstock.


Stamp text on snowflake dies or add glitter. Add assembled snowmen die cuts to snowflakes, then adhere to seed packet die cuts.


Die cut hearts and “you” for two seed packets and adhere.


Trim slits into tags. Add lollipops (covered with tissue paper and ribbon), then insert into seed packets.


Additional Supplies: Made of Snow Mini, Made of Snow Mini dies


Trim kraft cardstock to about 3” x 5.25”, then hand draw a squiggly line in pencil. Using a piercing tool, pierce holes, then hand stitch floss.


Stamp airplane on white cardstock and color. Cut out airplane and adhere to cardstock with foam adhesive.


Stamp sentiment.


Die cut heart trim, then adhere behind kraft cardstock to create a decorative border.


Adhere kraft cardstock to white A2 card front with foam adhesive.



Trim patterned papers to fit an A2 card front. Die cut book print using pinking shears die, then adhere as a border between two patterned paper panels.


Stamp flower on white cardstock, then cut out. Adhere to patterned paper horizontally with foam adhesive.


Stamp sentiment.


Stamp birthday sentiment and adhere to paper with foam adhesive.


Stamp tulip dots over top portion of patterned paper.


Add ribbon treatment. Adhere to hibiscus burst A2 card front.




Adhere decorative trim and doily half onto journaling card. Also, add ribbon treatment.


Stamp tree (twice for full coverage) onto doily and journaling card.


Adhere buttons, then add stickles over all buttons.


Stamp sentiment on journaling card at an angle.


Mat journaling card on black cardstock.


Stamp Tree Tops pattern on a 4” x 4.25” rustic white card front. Then, adhere journaling card to card front.


Additional Supplies: Tree Tops, Love & Marriage


Don’t forget to stop by the other designers’ blogs (if you haven’t already) to see what they created! I am so excited to see too!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Jessica Witty
Lisa Johnson
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
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  • Karen - What wonderful projects! I love them all, but my #1 have is the cute valentine with the stitched trail.ReplyCancel

  • Linda in Aus - Stunning cards Ashley, so much inspirastion. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Noora - Beautiful projects!! loved all of them, so much inspiration in one place!ReplyCancel

  • June K. - Beautiful. I especially love the tags and the stickled button card. I’ve never even thought of adding stickles on buttons. I have to try it. Thanks for the tips.ReplyCancel

  • Hollie - Really enjoyed seeing your projects this release!ReplyCancel

  • lainey - Ashley, your cards are stunning! This is the first time I visited your website and love how you list the instructions how to make the cards! They are so easy to follow – thanks for taking the time to do it.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi e - I love your combo’s. The snowman tags are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Beth SIlaika - Ashley – the projects came out awesome! I especially love the lock and key projects!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Norwood - Love all your cards and tags! Your website is just full of inspiration! Happy Holidays to you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Annette A. - wow I am so stunned right now…all of these projects are amazing and super fun. Love your creativity…THanks for sharing…I LOVED IT ALL…

    Merry Christmas..ReplyCancel

  • Sioux - It’s been lovely seeing all your creations in one place today….and love the new release time slot…..I’m in the UK so it suits me fine:)
    xoxo SiouxReplyCancel

  • Jennifer K - Great projects but I love the last one best – love the idea of glittery buttons. Why have I never thought of that before? Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne - Beautiful projects. So glad you joined Papertrey ink. I’m getting a lot of great ideas from your lovely work! Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa - Your projects are so inspiring and gorgeous–So happy to have you join the design team line-up! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susie Lessard - Bright, fun, romantic, and sweet. All “a very good thing.” I’m in DC for the holidays and a long way from Arizona. No crafting for me this holiday season, but, I can sure enjoy all the fabulous cards and projects from the PaperTrey Ink DT.ReplyCancel

  • Tina B. - The December release is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Carol W - Gorgeous! I love the stickles on the buttons of the last card. Makes them even prettier!ReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise - Love all of these. Your snowflake tags are really fun & the stickled buttons on your tree are too cute. Funny, I was just smearing some stickles on a few snowflake buttons this morning to see if it would work. You’ve confirmed it! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - OMGOSH! This entire post is PURE DELIGHT! I love every single one of your projects! From the cards to the lollipop packets … your talent is amazing Ashley! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Wow Ashley! An amazing post. Everything is so cute but your little seed packet pops are ADORABLE! So, Tag Sale #3, that I own and LOVE, will fit into the Seed packet? Hum, that die might need to go on my order tonight! Those are so darn cute! And… putting stickles on buttons, seriously! I thought those were glitter buttons! WOW!
    Thanks for all of your fantastic inspiration!

  • Suzanne Russell - I’m so glad you are on the Papertrey Ink design team-I loved seeing all of these December release projects at a glance. You do brilliant work!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi - what beautiful cards & such an organized and great presentation!
    you nailed the cards & the presentation!! you are now ‘bookmarked’!

  • Tracey McNeely - Ashley, your projects are absolutely stunning. I am so amazed that you did a tutorial for each of your projects. Your work is so inspiring. I wish you could bottle some of your energy up for me.ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Ann - Ashley, I love your work! It’s great for a newer stamper like me that you take the extra time to give instructions. Sometimes I wonder “just how did they do that?”. I appreciate that you spell it out! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Donna Mayer - Loved all your projects with the December release, they are very inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Marlena M - Ashley, your projects are beautiful! I LOVE the button tree. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Your cards are amazing Ashley! I’m so glad you’re part of the team…what an inspiration you are!

  • allison - I just have to tell you how much I love the way you’ve listed products & ‘how-to’ instructions. So perfect!ReplyCancel

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