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Nature’s Best

August 15, 2016

What’s that we hear? The distant sound of jingle bells? It must be time to start thinking about those Christmas cards! Well, never fear, we’ve got you covered this year with a new collection of stamps, dies, and stickers, sure to get you “ho, ho, ho-ing” in your craft room. Join us over the next three weeks as we take a look at our two new collections: Magic of the Season and Autumn Wishes. A full reveal of the catalogs and all products will be available in our online store beginning Tuesday, 8/16.


This week we will be taking a peek at the creative possibilties with our newest transparent sets. Let’s begin with some of nature’s best…

Introducing Transparent Stamp Set 30-379 Woodland Beauty


Introducing Transparent Stamp Set 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes


Introducing Transparent Stamp Set 30-376 Snowbursts


Mix and match the images from the stamp sets shown above to create your very own miniature winter watercolor scenes.


Card above features 30-379 Woodland Beauty


Card above features 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes


Card above features 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes, 30-376 Snowbursts, 30-375 Merry Jingle


Card above features 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes, 40-484 Into the Sky, 51-268 A Blizzard

Or combine the bold images from these transparent sets with our detailed scenic Slapstick/Cling stamps.

Transparent Stamp Set 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes and Slapstick/Cling Stamp 40-497 Wintry Trail




Card above also features 30-375 Merry Jingle, 40-496 Rendezvous

OR (yes, there’s more!) create traditional and classic watercolor designs.


Card above features 30-379 Woodland Beauty, 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes


Card above features 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes, 30-382 Yuletide Wishes

The possibilities are endless!


With which stamps do you plan to fill your creative stocking? Let us help you get started with a giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to our online store. And for an extra entry, like our Facebook page and leave a comment there, too. (Giveaway closes August 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.)


We are excited to announce that once we’ve taken a peek at all the new stamps and dies, our designers will be joining us here on the blog, sharing and explaining their techniques with tips, videos, and complete supplies and instructions. So sit back, relax, and create your wishlist now so you can join in on the stamping fun and inspiration to follow. (And there will even be clean and simple cardmaking ideas, too!)








123 Comments leave one →
  1. Tona permalink
    August 15, 2016 12:07 am

    Wonderful cards! I especially like the woodland beauty stamp set.

  2. August 15, 2016 12:17 am

    Such beauty – love Woodland Beauty and Nature’s Silhouettes.

  3. Jane permalink
    August 15, 2016 12:17 am

    Impossible to choose just one set. These are such versatile stamps. Woodland beauty and Snowbursts are particularly attractive.

  4. August 15, 2016 12:42 am

    Looove woodland beauty!

  5. August 15, 2016 1:24 am

    Oh my, I love it all, bith the new stamps and the wonderful inspiration projects!

  6. ireneaddison permalink
    August 15, 2016 1:55 am

    Wow! Great stamp sets coming out…Woodland Beauty and Nature’s Silhouette are stunning. Jill Foster’s samples always inspire!

  7. Holly Saveur permalink
    August 15, 2016 1:59 am

    super gorgeous cards!!

  8. Mary Lehett permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:16 am

    Oh my, these cards are stunningly beautiful! Love nature and wildlife scenes! I follow Jill, Mimi and Birgit on FB!! Love to see what they have created! They are all creative geniuses with stamps and color! Angela Kennedy’s cards are so pretty! Thank you all for your creative inspiration.

  9. Gilda (McStamper) permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:18 am

    Great stamps and the cards are beautiful.

  10. karenajo permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:59 am

    Great inspiration – love the Wintry Trail stamp !

  11. Cathy V permalink
    August 15, 2016 3:25 am

    Gorgeous! Such beautifully colorful nature scenes!

  12. naylogan permalink
    August 15, 2016 3:45 am

    pick one, not many creative possibilities with the new Penny Black images…the loose watercolored tree with the 2 cardinals, really touches my heart…great DT samples..thanks for sharing.

  13. Tricia permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:02 am

    I am waiting for the release with much anticipation. Your cards have been so beautiful. Can’t wait to get started.

  14. Michel E permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:09 am

    Love the cards. Love the nature stamps.

  15. August 15, 2016 4:12 am

    I always love your nature themed stamps… and these are just as fantastic as the older sets. Definitely one’s for my wish list. x

  16. Marilyn permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:17 am

    Love all new stamps and ideas. Another great season!

  17. Lisa K permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:27 am

    Love the nature cards! Great ideas!

  18. Jackie Adair permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:42 am

    Love the trees and your designs!

  19. Julieann permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:50 am

    Love these cards they are amazing and also love the release.

  20. August 15, 2016 5:26 am

    These new stamps are actually getting me excited about Winter! Bring it on!!!

  21. Tema permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:27 am

    The tree scene is amazing.Different color backgrounds will create many different scenes.So cool.Thevother stamp sets are also great.Love them all!!

  22. August 15, 2016 5:28 am

    I love these scene-building elements. So many possibilities! Your cards are gorgeous!

  23. Hoosier permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:52 am

    Nature’s Silhouettes is calling my name. Love the birch trees for fall/winter cards.

  24. August 15, 2016 6:11 am

    Beautiful cards! I especially love WOODLAND BEAUTIES AND NATURE’S SILHOUETES!

  25. dlweldon permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:12 am

    I have been in love with this release….the designers have knocked it out of the park with their ideas. I have been enjoying what I’m seeing on the blog and Facebook. I want it all, but the reality is I must pick and choose carefully, and place orders over time, so I don’t spend too much all at once. You make it hard to pick!!! 😉

  26. Cynthia Daugherty permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:13 am

    The Snowbursts stamps are beautifully designed !

  27. Robin Pyers permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:14 am

    I love your new stamps! Your designers are very talented and creative!

  28. August 15, 2016 6:16 am

    Adore Woodland Beauty and will be ordering ASAP! Love those wee birds. I have been waiting a long time for an awesome birch stamp and lo and behold, your Nature’s Silhouettes is perfection. Thank you for continually feeding my creative soul😍

  29. Janet permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:17 am

    Beautiful! I really like the Nature’s Silhouettes. The cards are absolutely lovely!

  30. August 15, 2016 6:25 am

    These cards and images are absolutely stunning and very beautiful!!

  31. Kailash permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:33 am

    These cards are all breathtaking, such beautiful creativity with these images, love!!!

  32. August 15, 2016 6:36 am

    What incredible stamps and cards…. Just as I think I know which stamps to buy for my Christmas cards this year you bring out more wonderful ones and I have to think again…

  33. Renee permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:40 am

    I love birch trees – can’t wait to get these!

  34. Judy Jung permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:41 am

    Incredible variety; awesome artistry!

  35. mjmarmo permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:54 am

    Stunning stamps and inspiration! Works of art!!

  36. Patt H. permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:02 am

    Gorgeous Holiday cards!! I see so much versatility in all these new stamps. Woodland Silhouettes is one of my favorites but then I love them all! The Yuletide Wishes sentiment is beautiful. That one is going on my wish list also!!

  37. Glorie permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:03 am

    Woodland Beauty looks fabulous!

  38. Donna Whitten permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:05 am

    Such beautiful cards! They’re just awesome! Love the new products, especially Woodland Beauty! What a great release! There’s going to be some beautiful Christmas cards made this year!

  39. Marliese Zimmerman permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:16 am

    Wonderful Christmas cards. Love the new releases especially Woodland Beauty.

  40. Lynn Dalby permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:38 am

    Lovely Cards and great stamps.

  41. tish rowe permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:39 am

    More incredible cards and stamps. thank you ever so much for sharing. Will you all please post tutorials on these??

  42. August 15, 2016 7:43 am

    Fabulous cards! Can’t wait for the tutorials/videos as there’s a couple I’d like to try.

  43. Mary Holshouser permalink
    August 15, 2016 7:52 am

    Nature’s silhouettes is fantastic.
    Add in Wintry Trail and you have a wonderful
    masculine card.
    All of the cards are amazing.

  44. Virginia L. permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:02 am

    These nature scenes are perfect for the winter holidays card-making. I love that the images are classy and timeless. Brilliant showcase!

  45. Kate Knutson permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:12 am

    More absolute winners. I can’t even begin to choose my favorite one, they are all so awesome.

  46. Wendy permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:13 am

    Oh my! Beautiful samples!! Love all the stamps especially Natures Silhouettes & Wintry Trail.

  47. Kathy H permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:15 am

    I love that all of these sets go together! Endless fun!

  48. jane harrah permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:24 am

    Wow on all but Woodland Beauty is fantastic. You make it hard on my pocketbook with so many great stamps in this release!!

  49. Judy permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:29 am

    Beautiful cards again! Especially love the birch tree stamp. Has so many possibilities.

  50. August 15, 2016 8:32 am

    It never ceases to amaze me the lovely scenes the DT creates with these fab senery stamps!

  51. Ellen Schmidt permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:42 am

    Hoping to win the shopping spree giveaway! Love Penny Black!

  52. Mary W P permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:47 am

    So far I’m loving everything in this release! Well maybe not everything, but at least 90% of what I’ve seen I WANT! Can’t wait until tomorrow to see the whole catalog!

  53. Denise Bryant permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:52 am

    These are all amazing! Gorgeous sets to create these beautiful scenes! Woodland Beauty is my favorite!

  54. Suzanne Tonjes permalink
    August 15, 2016 9:11 am

    Love these stamps and the ideas given for using them. Penny Black has the best stamps and dies!!1

  55. Sue D permalink
    August 15, 2016 9:15 am

    Love all these woodland scenes!

  56. August 15, 2016 9:29 am

    All are gorgeous but Nature’s Silhouettes is yelling at me to purchase it.

  57. barbara lassiter permalink
    August 15, 2016 9:48 am

    Oh wow! Have I mentioned that before? LOL! All of these are stunning. Woodland Beauty and Nature’s Silhouettes might have to end up in my shopping cart!

  58. Carla Hundley permalink
    August 15, 2016 10:02 am

    Wonderful stamps and I
    love the Nature’s Silhouettes
    set Beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

  59. NGCARDS permalink
    August 15, 2016 10:18 am

    These are all stunning and would be great for creating a quick set of cards! xxx

  60. August 15, 2016 10:26 am

    All are beautiful, but my fav is Woodland Beauty.

  61. Angie Hall permalink
    August 15, 2016 11:51 am

    Every day I think the most beautiful stamps have been shown and the next day there are more beautiful ones appear.. Any of today’s would make gorgeous Christmas cards.

  62. Carmen permalink
    August 15, 2016 12:06 pm

    Absolutely love the Wintry Trail Is absolutely gorgeous specially when you pair it with the birch trees from the Snowbursts stamp set, just the perfect card for a Christmas or winter greeting card

  63. deborah345 permalink
    August 15, 2016 12:50 pm

    Love all these cards. gotta have 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes first because I can use this for fall, spring and summer and of course winter scene cards.

  64. August 15, 2016 12:55 pm

    Wow, gorgeous cards and new stamps set–I love wintery trail, it’s gorgeous!

  65. Karen Lingel permalink
    August 15, 2016 1:18 pm

    I love love love those aspen tree trunks. Want!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  66. Meg Crawford permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:05 pm

    I’ll take of everything, please!

  67. Carine D permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:11 pm

    Que de belles cartes et tellement d’inspiration… Mon préféré? Woodland Beauty 😍

  68. Deb Hurtig permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:18 pm

    Lovely as the winter’s day that inspired!

  69. August 15, 2016 2:18 pm

    Wow, these cards are beautiful works of art! I love the woodland set 🙂

  70. Brooke Clevenger permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:38 pm

    I want them all…they are unique and gorgeous! Love em!

  71. Maureen Murdock permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:47 pm

    The collection is awesome, I’m a fall and winter person . I love woodland beauty and natures silhouettes.

  72. Nancy F permalink
    August 15, 2016 2:50 pm

    Penny Black stamps are gorgeous and they always have great ideas how to use them

  73. August 15, 2016 3:17 pm

    I have a hard time picking just one. My two favourites are Woodland Beauty and Nature’s Silhouettes but if I have to pick one, it would be the Nature’s Silhouettes…I think.

  74. Elena permalink
    August 15, 2016 3:26 pm

    I love all the stamps. So difficult to choose so might have to get several. Fantastic designs from the creative team 😊

  75. August 15, 2016 3:35 pm

    Great cards. Wonderful designs, it is hard to chose only one.

  76. August 15, 2016 3:36 pm

    I love the Woodland Beauty set . Got to have my pine trees!

  77. Claudia Zimmerman permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:04 pm

    ‘ve literally been counting the days to the 16th due to the gorgeous sneak peak samples I’ve been seeing here and on FB! Can Not Wait to get my hands on some of these gorgeous new stamps and dies!

  78. Faith permalink
    August 15, 2016 4:05 pm

    How can you choose just one? All are so pretty!!

  79. August 15, 2016 4:19 pm

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Love the Woodland Beauty set ….the fir tree is stunning x

  80. Dorina D permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:02 pm

    Stunning – each project is better than the last and they all are so amazing. Love the Woodland set. Great work.

  81. Sharon Gullikson permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:04 pm

    Woodland Beauty is my favorite. SO wonderful!

  82. Brian Poteraj permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:05 pm

    Those are some great stamps. I need them for my cards.

  83. JaneenK permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:06 pm

    I love the woodland beauties set. All the cards are A+++++

  84. Lori permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:12 pm

    I LOVE the Nature’s Silhouettes set!

  85. Dianne King permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:20 pm

    Beautiful stamps and beautiful cards!

  86. August 15, 2016 5:33 pm

    I love the Nature’s Silhouette set!

  87. Jeanne Kelly permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:45 pm

    I really like “wintry trail “

  88. Cynthia Cole permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:48 pm

    I’m loving Nature’s silhouettes!

  89. Clelie permalink
    August 15, 2016 5:57 pm

    The birch bark trees are incredible and would work so beautifully with my Penny Black forest stamps!

  90. Sherry Lowmaster permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:14 pm

    I like the 30-380 Nature’s Silhouettes and the 30-379 Woodland Beauty

  91. Jane Schroeder permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:20 pm

    I love this time of year when all the fall and winter stamps come on the market. My mind just goes on and on of all the ways I can make cards!

  92. Korner Wilson permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:32 pm

    Nature’s bountiful blessings! #alllove

  93. Monica Hurcombe permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:33 pm

    I love woodland beauty. Please enter me in the giveaway

  94. dap permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:41 pm

    Wintry Trail makes me think of walks in Michigan woods…

  95. Pat permalink
    August 15, 2016 6:47 pm

    I am going nuts waiting for all these beautiful stamps to come out! And the catds re jut so gorgeous and inspirational. I especially love the one using Nature’s Silhouette &
    Wintery Trail!

  96. August 15, 2016 6:54 pm

    With such beautifully done cards how can we pick just one. I will be getting all except the snowflakes (I have one similar to it which will do the same thing) since they all have sooo many possibilities. My pocketbook will be much lighter after these new releases are ready!!!

  97. August 15, 2016 7:19 pm

    I ❤ Yuletide Wishes…. and all of the new beautiful designs!

  98. August 15, 2016 8:00 pm

    Love Nature’s Silhouettes, but love the rest of the new release, too!

  99. August 15, 2016 8:02 pm

    I adore Natures silhouette and woodland beauties both! So much beautiful examples here!!!

  100. Brenda Lilley permalink
    August 15, 2016 8:09 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!! Love them all!!! So many artistic possibilities. Have no idea how to decide which ones to get first as funds for my “addiction” are limited. 🙂

  101. Judi Szyndrowski permalink
    August 15, 2016 9:24 pm

    These creations are just stunning. I will be adding Nature’s Silhouettes and Woodland Beauty to my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  102. Jan Castle permalink
    August 15, 2016 10:19 pm

    Great stamps….especially like the nature theme – so versatile – will enjoy the versatility when creating cards
    Paper hugs,

  103. Renate Skielka permalink
    August 15, 2016 11:59 pm

    Wow, those new stamps are just wonderful. I love the Nature’s Silhouettes and the Wintry trail. 🙂
    Sending hugs from Germany,

  104. August 16, 2016 4:41 am

    Your nature stamps,are so beautiful!

  105. Linda F permalink
    August 16, 2016 5:11 am

    All the nature scene stamps are gorgeous. Jill, Birgit and Angela created stunning cards.

  106. theartfuldoodler permalink
    August 16, 2016 6:00 am

    I’m already a follow on Facebook, and would love to win this shopping opportunity – love the woodland set!

  107. Marilyn C. Lojek permalink
    August 16, 2016 7:50 am

    Gorgeous! You inspire me!

  108. August 16, 2016 8:19 am

    These stamps are amazing!!!

  109. August 16, 2016 8:43 am

    The nature scenes are spectacular. Would be a thrill to win a stamp set.

  110. Natalie Kershaw permalink
    August 16, 2016 9:50 am

    OMG!!! LOVE!

  111. Miriam Prantner permalink
    August 16, 2016 10:31 am

    You guys do trees and silhouettes so well! Love these images!

  112. Tami B permalink
    August 16, 2016 1:06 pm

    All these nature stamps will be wonderful for making scenes.

  113. Amy Marshall permalink
    August 16, 2016 6:23 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love wintery trail.

  114. August 16, 2016 6:24 pm

    Love the inspiration today, the winter scene cards, are stunning!

  115. Pai Meng permalink
    August 16, 2016 8:07 pm

    love woodland beauty

  116. joy meadows permalink
    August 17, 2016 1:28 pm

    Gorgeous cards!! I love the whole collection; it is too difficult to choose just one.

  117. karenladd permalink
    August 18, 2016 3:39 am

    LOVE those birch trees in Nature’s silhouettes!

  118. August 18, 2016 5:11 am

    Gorgeous trees and foliage in the Woodland Beauty and the Wintry Trails as a backdrop with the Natures Silhouettes….those beech trees are beautiful! x

  119. Karen Bricker permalink
    August 18, 2016 5:22 am

    Love love Woodland Beauty! It’s a must have!

  120. Mel H permalink
    August 18, 2016 5:46 am

    Natures silhouettes are beautiful.

  121. Jill Sharp. permalink
    August 18, 2016 2:19 pm

    Great new stamps and beautiful samples.

  122. CathyL permalink
    August 22, 2016 11:30 am

    Lovely new stamps!

  123. Ginny L permalink
    September 5, 2016 6:55 am

    Cannot tell you how much I love your stamps. Problem is, which ones to buy!

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