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PTI Feature: Sing a Song of Christmas

Happy Monday! I’ve had quite a busy weekend of crafting and can’t wait to share all the projects with you this week! Now that all the Papertrey Ink October Release products are available now in the shop, I can share with you all the many projects I’ve created with this latest release. Today I will be featuring cards with Sing a Song of Christmas and this month’s Ways to Say: Christmas.

The Sing a Song of Christmas stamp and die set may be my favorite of this month’s release. I love music! I play the piano and and the flute and any music themed set will definitely catch my attention. This set is so beautifully designed and so unique. It is perfect to create very lively holiday cards!

I stamped die many instruments and musical symbols from the set and stamped them up. I like to use a sponge dauber to add some variants in my stamping colors to create some gradient. I stamped my song lyrics in True Black dye ink onto watercolor paper and watercolor on top of it with matching colors.

I arranged all the pieces surrounding the lyrics to create this musical party on my card. I just love all the pieces of this set! I will likely go back and create similar cards for each of the lyrics. It would make such a wonderful Christmas greeting card set.


For my next card, I am featuring this month’s Ways to Say: Christmas. To help highlight this sentiment, I brought back last month’s Beautiful Berries: Winter to frame the words.

Again, I decided to work with a soft watercolor background that closely matched the colors that I used on my winter berries. I die cut my the winter berries first and then stamped in all the different layers with a MISTI tool.

I die cut a simple scallop frame out of a latte colored card stock in my pile of scraps that I adhered to the center of my card. I then heat embossed the ‘merry christmas’ in copper in the frame, leaving some areas for my berries so that they do not cover the sentiment.

I adhered the berries surrounding the frame either directly to the card or with foam tape.


Hope you enjoy today’s projects and look forward to sharing more with you all this week!


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  • 1
    Mary W says:

    This card is so soft – like the white fur around a winter jacket I had as a child that kept my neck, face, and head warm. It is a beautiful card and I think this soft technique will work well into the spring.

  • 2
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Keeway! I’m such a fan of yours! I LOVE music too and my 2nd daughter also grew up playing the flute and piano. She took a Master’s class in college with her favorite flutist, James Galway. She was in 7th heaven and said he was every bit Irish. 🙂 I’m going to FINALLY get more serious about water color backgrounds, because I LOVE your “music party” ! And your berries! Your cards always evoke happiness! Thx Keeway.

  • 3
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Love your two cards ! They’re gorgeous !

  • 4
    Sherri Scott says:

    Keeway, nice to meet you. Your work is beautiful I will continue to follow you.

  • 5
    Tara Prince says:

    I love the musical one!!

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