Papertrey Ink January Release in Review

Today is release day at Papertrey Ink. That means at 10 pm EST all the new stamps and dies will be available to purchase. Until then, you can hop around the design team blogs to see what else we created.


Boutique Borders: Friend is another great addition to the series. I layered the stamped die cut with Mat Stack 2 die cut and Ad Sense die cut. After adding patterned paper and ribbon, it all came together.  A perfect friendship Valentine’s Day card.


Stamps: Boutique Borders: Friend
Ink: Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Flea Market)
Dies: Mat Stack 2, Ad Sense
Other: Raspberry Fizz saddle stitch ribbon, Fine Linen button, Jute Twine


Polka Dot Parade #12 really ended with a bang, right?! I love the size of candles and the word WISH can be paired with anything you can dream of with the new Polka Dot Parade Alphabet! For this shaped card, I stamped polka dots, added the candles, stamped the sentiment and added “BIG” using the alphabet stamps. I just love that you can personalize a card using the new alpha stamps by adding the recipients name to the card design.


Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #12, Polka Dot Parade Alphabet, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Limeade Ice, Pinefeather, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, White
Dies: Mega Mat Stack 5


Four Square is such a great stamp set because it has the basic square shape. If you want to layer it or even to keep it simple, it’s all up to you! I chose to layer it. I used the circle die from First Place to be the sentiment focal point.


Stamps: Four Square
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, White, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Flea Market)
Dies: Ad Sense, First Place


Here’s simple card design using Life’s Music. I love how you can stamp individual notes and have a card designed in a breeze. I paired this set with Words of Comfort – perfect for the person going through something who loves to sing.


Stamps: Life’s Music, Words of Comfort
Ink: True Black, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Lavender Moon
Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Berry Sorbet stripes


For my last card, I used Wonderful Words: Friends and paired it with Background Basics: Diagonals. First, I stamped the background pattern, then I added Background Basics: Diagonals Additions for a pop of color. Last, I stamped the sentiment from Wonderful Words: Friends. For the embellishment, I layered a few felt die cuts together and added a chipboard die cut and a button with twine.


Stamps: Wonderful Words: Friends, Background Basics: Diagonals, Background Basics: Diagonals Additions
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen, Aqua Mist
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Felt: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Doily Details, Notched Flowers
Other: Crate Paper (Bundled Up) chipboard die cut, Fine Linen button, Jute Twine

Thanks so much for visiting today and throughout this month’s release. I hope you enjoyed the fabulous new line up of Papertrey Ink products. Here are a few links to my teammates’ blogs.

Nichole Heady
Cristina Kowalczyk
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders 
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles (not posting this month)
Melissa Phillips
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  • Connie MacFarlane - You have showcased all of these new sets beautifully Ashley! I especially like the bold and graphic thank you card using Four Square. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Diana K - Love all of your cards Ashley! I agree that the one featuring Four Squared is simply amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - BEAUTIFUL cards, Ashley. You had an amazing release post!
    Thanks for sharing

  • StephH - Ashley, I’ve long been drawn to your design style and attention to detail. (Even before you joined PTI). I always learn something from your posts, like using a Mega Mat Stack as a card shape. Love that birthday card!ReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise - Beautiful array of cards. Love your first card – such a great combo of colors & dies. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey McNeely - All lovely cards Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Davis - Love, love, love your work. I could look at it for days!

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