Sweet Holiday Inspirations

Welcome to Papertrey Ink’s October 2016 Release. Today, the design team is showcasing an array of new holiday products. I have the privilege of featuring Betsy’s latest issue of the Dress Up Dolls series, Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake. Food during the holidays is always a memorable experience. Many times, we have traditional foods, especially when it comes to sweet treats. I’ve created a project to share how to gift chocolate pecan turtles in a unique and special way. All new products will be available on October 15 at 10pm ET at Papertrey Ink.

Project by Ashley Cannon Newell for Papertrey Ink - October 2016 - #PaperSuite #PapertreyInk #AshleyCannonNewell - Dress Up Dolls: Basics + Dress Up Dolls: Let

I have a little confession. I love Betsy’s Dress Up Dolls collection WAY more than I thought I would have. I’m not a big fan of coloring stamped images or stamping people, but there’s something about these dolls that make me smile and enjoy the process of creating with them. I made a swim coach card a couple of days ago. Did you all see that post?!


This holiday season, I’m bringing back homemade pecan turtles. I made them as gifts years ago and they were a huge hit, but never made them again. I’m not sure why because they’re super easy to make and people love receiving them. After all, the holiday season is about filling are hearts and stomachs, right?!


My project features the new Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake along with the previously released Dress Up Dolls: Basics. I drew the lines on the shirt and the dots on the apron and chef’s hat to get those patterns. I even hand drew some “curls” using a black Copic fine line marker on the hair.

For the tag, I used the Tasting Tag die. I stamped whisks all over it to create a baking themed pattern. I also used the previously released Canned stamps to feature “homemade” and “goodies” is from the new Let’s Bake set.


I added the tag to a pint container that is dressed up with polka dotted patterned paper. The pint container can hold lots of pecan turtles. The top of the container is embellished with a tissue paper flower using the Tissue Paper Favor die.


 Pecan Turtle Recipe

Supplies*all supplies are available at Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake, Canned

Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, True Black, archival (Ranger), Copic markers

Paper: white, Green Parakeet polka dot

Dies: Dress Up Dolls: Let’s Bake, Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Tasting Tag, Jar Bonnet, Pint Size Wrap, Tissue Paper Favors #1

Other: pint containerspure poppy baker’s twine, red tissue paper (Spritz)


Thanks for visiting to see my projects! Don’t forget to check out Nichole Heady‘s blog to see more details and links to other design team members who created projects to share!

Nichole Heady

Amy Sheffer

Betsy Veldman

Danielle Flanders

Dawn McVey

Heather Nichols

Kay Miller

Laurie Willison

Lizzie Jones

Melissa Phillips

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  • Keri - Such a cute gift idea, Ashley! I had forgotten about that floofy gift topper. Will the recipe for the pecan turtles be available for sale on the night of the 15th too?? They sound yummy! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Carter - Great gift idea! I would love to have your pecan turtle recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Lempinen - Love your packaging and stamping, I had totally forgot about the die to make the tissue paper flower, it looks like a poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - This is so adorable and I absolutely love the flower you made for the top, so creative!!ReplyCancel

  • Noreen - What a fun tag to use on a gift of goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Debra - What a great idea for a gift! I may have to make some turtles myself for gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy M - Anyone would enjoy a container of turtles if they were packaged like that. I know I would.ReplyCancel

  • Kari D - I just love today’s project, Ashley! Such a thoughtful way to package up turtles (please feel free to send those MY WAY if you need a recipient! I am HERE.FOR.YOU)ReplyCancel

  • Becky Green - CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! 😉ReplyCancel

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