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KS Winter Release Day 1 – Wrapped Up with A Bow, Forest for the Trees & Christmas Shaker Ornaments

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans!  Welcome to Day 1 of the KS Winter release!    We have a HUGE variety of products to share and we’re changing things up a bit this month by dividing the team into two groups!  You are going to LOVE the samples that the entire team created for you!   Don’t forget that we also have a giveaway everyday during the reveals so PLEASE SCROLL THROUGH AT THE END OF THE POST TO FIND OUT HOW TO WIN.


For todays reveal, Team A will be showcasing the Wrapped Up with A Bow Slimline Die, Forest For the Trees Slimline Die and Christmas Shaker Ornaments Die set and some new Sprinkles for your shaker cards and ornament projects!  Here’s what they look like:








We also have two new slimline paper packs that were pre-released called Cuppa Christmas and Sugar Plum Fairies.




Get ready to be wowed by the design team!  Here’s the first one:




For Adam’s first card, he combined both the Wrapped Up with a Bow and the Christmas Shaker Ornament dies into one amazing slimline card!    I love how Adam shaded the bow and made it look so realistic!  Such a brilliant design!

Adam’s second card features the Forest For the trees slimline die and those cute little squirrels are just gearing up to store food for the winter!

Additional supplies used for both cards:

Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies

Sugar Plum Fairies Slimline Paper Pack









Caren just went above and beyond this month with a plethora of designs that just took my breath away!   From her first card using the Wrapped Up with A Bow die, to the amazing Winter-themed slimline card showcasing the Forest For the Trees, plus TWO clever designs using the new Christmas Shaker Ornament diesCaren showed versatility by thinking outside of the box and created some felt Christmas ornaments!

Additional supplies used for all projects:

Stitched Scalloped Nesting Slimline Die

Cuppa Christmas Paper Pack

Condensed Lowercase Alphabet Dies

A Cozy Christmas Paper Pack 

Crafter’s Essentials – Winter Dies

Holly Leaves & Berries Die set

Santa Baby Sprinkles

A2 Acetate Sheets






Jo’s first card is just simply AMAZING!  I love the purple and the white color-combo to create this serene winter scene.  She featured the Forest For The Trees die along with the Sugar Plum Fairies paper pack and new sprinkles.

Jo’s second card features the Christmas Shaker Ornament dies and new sprinkles to create this “magical” card!

Additional supplies used for all projects:

Merry Christmas with Shadow die

Cuppa Christmas Paper Pack

Condensed Uppercase Alphabet Dies

Slimline Acetate Sheets

Double-stitched Nesting Slimline Die

Magical Holiday Sprinkles







Kathy’s first slimline card showcases the Wrapped Up with a Bow die and the Christmas Shaker Ornament dies with the new sprinkles.  I love that she combined both dies to create this amazing Christmas card.

Kathy’s second card features the Forest For the Trees slimline die mixing it with some of the previously released dies, mentioned below.  I love the background colors and mixing it with the gold.  Such a beautiful winter scene!


Additional supplies used for all projects:

Merry Christmas with Shadow die

Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies

Sugar Plum Fairies Slimline Paper Pack

Crafter’s Essentials – Winter Dies

Slimline Acetate Sheets

Dear Santa Sprinkles









Lisa is also a super rockstar this month and just simply wowed us with her amazing designs!   The first two cards showcases the Wrapped Up with a Bow die!  I love that she also used the bows to create a birthday card that showed versatility using the die set!

Lisa’s winter-themed card features the Forest For the Trees slimline die with her fourth and fifth projects showcasing the Christmas Ornament die set.  Wow! Caren and Lisa created these felt ornaments that are so cute, it makes me want to try sewing!

Additional supplies used for all projects:

Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline Dies

Cuppa Christmas Paper Pac

Crafter’s Essentials – Winter Dies

A2 Acetate Sheets

Dear Santa Sprinkles

Other Sprinkles: Hot Pink Confetti, Bright Yellow, Lime Green and Purple







My first project showcases the Wrapped Up with a Bow die and A Cozy Christmas Paper pack is very simple.  This design can be easily mass-produced for the holidays.  This is basically how I wrap my presents each year and since I will mostly be giving cash or gift certificates this Christmas, this is the perfect card!

The second card showcases the Forest For the Trees die set, Sugar Plum Fairies Paper pack along with a few of the previously released stamp sets (mentioned below), to create my winter scene.

My third project features the Christmas Shaker Ornaments and some of the new Christmas sprinkles!  I will use these ornaments to decorate my craft room tree this year!


Additional supplies used for all projects:

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Gnomes and Merry Critters

Fancy Scalloped Nesting Slimline Dies

A Cozy Christmas Paper Pack

A2 Acetate Sheets

Sugar Plum Fairies Slimline Paper Pack

Sprinkles:  Santa Baby Sprinkles, Frosty Wonderland, Pastel Snowflake, Holly Leaves & Berries Sprinkle, Silver Jingle Bells, Gold Jingle Bells and multi-colored jingle bells.


Would you like to win a $20 Gift Certificate* to the KS store (*the gift certificate will only work with KS products)?   We will pick one lucky winner!
Here’s how to win:
Leave a comment on this blog post and tell us what project/s inspired you to the most today.  You have until November 14th  to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced on Sunday,November 15thAll winners should send an email to: to claim their prize within 48 hours.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!


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  • Reply Lucy E.

    So many inspiring projects! Caren’s Ho Ho Ho card caught my eye. But I think Lisa’s use of the Wrapped up with a bow die for a birthday card is my favorite!

    11/07/2020 at 2:19 AM
  • Reply Dorothy Ayotte

    Fantastic dies and cards and ornaments! I am most inspired by everything. OK so that doesn’t narrow it down- I would like to get the ornament dies and make shaker tags for gift cards and cards this year. And since I don’t have these I am most inspired to get them. I am really inspired by everything LOL!

    11/07/2020 at 2:28 AM
  • Reply Liz B Ford

    All of the projects shown today are inspiring but I think my favorite would be the forest trees die with the sugar plum pepers. 🥰 Thank you team A for the wonderful inspiration! I also like that Santa 🎅 gnome with the twinkle lights!

    11/07/2020 at 3:20 AM
  • Reply Sarah Biswabic

    The project that inspired me was Awe Nuts by Adam. His squirrel card is super adorable!

    11/07/2020 at 4:57 AM
  • Reply Phyllis Zimmerman

    I love all the bow cards. So cute. The ornaments are also adorable. So versatile. The wood land scene was also cute. I just loved them all. Such a talented design team.

    11/07/2020 at 5:42 AM

    All of the projects are just wonderful and I adore slimline cards. The ornaments really inspired me today – takes me back to when we made felt ornaments as a kid.

    11/07/2020 at 5:45 AM
  • Reply Linda-Lee Forgione

    I love the wrapped up with a bow and the forest. Loving the new slimline cards. They gave me inspiration today. Definitely making shaker cards this year.

    11/07/2020 at 5:58 AM
    • Reply Patricia Brown

      The awe nuts card by Adam is adorable, love the little squirrels.

      12/14/2020 at 2:54 AM
  • Reply Amy Cooley

    Awesome projects today! I especially love the Ho, Ho, Ho card with the cute shaker ornaments.

    11/07/2020 at 6:03 AM
  • Reply Jana Gutsch

    I absolutely love all 3 of these dies, so many possibilities with me for all season’s not just Christmas. I can’t even pick my favorite card because they are all amazing.

    11/07/2020 at 6:44 AM
  • Reply Suzanne Harkinson

    It’s so hard to choose! I love to make ornaments for gifts, so I’m going with the ornament dies. I love how the DT used them. Wonderful!

    11/07/2020 at 8:12 AM
  • Reply jean marmo

    Loving the dies and the paper! The shaker ornaments are on the Ho Ho Ho card are so cute!

    11/07/2020 at 8:43 AM
  • Reply Yvette. Novak

    Jo Thompson’s beautifully made Forest for the trees card, with the wintry purple colors, was a showstopper for me!

    11/07/2020 at 9:06 AM
  • Reply Carol Wortman

    Festive and fun! Which one?? That’s like asking which child you love more… great designs from all. I am in love with the forest for the trees! So each time I saw that I stared a little longer. I love how you show the dies derail cut out on their own first. So I think your intro was my fav. Tee hee

    11/07/2020 at 9:42 AM
  • Reply Andre M.

    Lots of lovely inspirational cards from the designers, so much to love! My faves are Caren’s and Lisa’s felt ornaments, and the gorgeous purple winter scene from Jo.

    11/07/2020 at 12:43 PM
  • Reply Denise Bryant

    Fabulous new dies and papers! Jo’s mouse ear ornament shaker card really caught my eye! Love also the way Kathy used the bow die on the diagonal, and Adam’s forest scene is just adorable with the cute squirrels!

    11/07/2020 at 1:33 PM
  • Reply Gayle Bartholomew

    Great release and projects. I think my favorites are the felt ornaments.

    11/07/2020 at 1:57 PM
  • Reply Scraporcraft

    I like the gift and the trees. So many great looks with each.

    11/07/2020 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Sharon Gullikson

    The felt ornaments are what inspire me. I would love to make some as tags, and the recipient can use it on their tree…..

    11/07/2020 at 3:31 PM
  • Reply Penny Estrada

    Love the winter scene by Kathy. Love all the new products.

    11/07/2020 at 4:45 PM
  • Reply Cindy Holmes

    BEEEEEEAUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL CARDS! it so hard to pick just one inspirational card because they all are! But I guess I will say that the one with the deer and the forest that says Happy Holidays by Lisa is very gorgeous!

    11/07/2020 at 5:34 PM
  • Reply tina z

    wow, everything is so beautiful!
    I love Kathy’s forest card.

    11/07/2020 at 9:40 PM
  • Reply Mary-Anne V

    So many fabulous projects Wit these new dies. Love Adam’a Awe Nuts card…so cute.

    11/07/2020 at 10:13 PM
  • Reply Lynn Gauthier

    I’m inspired today to make Christmas Cards…the Gnome Santa, reindeer and little birdies are so amazing. There’s some serious talent going on here!!! I love it all!!!

    11/08/2020 at 1:57 PM
  • Reply Sunshine HoneyBee

    Inspired by Jo Thompson creation of Mickey Mouse Magic. I worked at Disney World in FL thru high school & college. Always liked all things Disney.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    11/08/2020 at 2:30 PM
  • Reply Lori

    Lisa’s card showcasing the Christmas ornament die set has me inspired!
    I LOVE both of her cards but especially the creative way she turned it into a shaker with the Santa Baby sprinkles in the center.
    What a fun new release this is! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

    11/08/2020 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply Kristin Johnson

    Forest for the Trees is awesome! Love silhouetting it against some blended backgrounds!

    11/08/2020 at 3:05 PM
  • Reply M

    What wonderful DT creations! Really like the Shaker Ornaments, along with the slimline dies!

    11/08/2020 at 5:06 PM
  • Reply Tina Herbeck

    All the projects are just wonderful!! I especially love the projects by Maria! So much inspiration by all the designers!!

    11/08/2020 at 11:44 PM
  • Reply Suzanne Hue

    It’s ALL a wonderful release. Just in time for Holiday crafting. Thanks for making such great, essential Slimline dies!!! I love them and these new ones do not disappoint. Great job!

    11/09/2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Reply Eulanda Silvey

    WOW WOW WOW!! I’m loving everything!! So, it was kind of unfair for you to ask who inspired us the most because they all did!!! 🤣🤣 I got it narrowed down to 4!! LOL!! It took me awhile to go back and forth between them but I finally decided on Jo Thompson’s card. It’s because I LOVE seeing non-traditional colours for Christmas cards and I love scene cards so the card was a winner for me!! I really have to push myself to actually create a non-traditional coloured anything. And why is that anyway? I have enough of them to make and never duplicate my cards. It’s like this little fight I have with myself. 🤦🏼‍♀️ LOL!! I also love that it’s a shaker and I’m loving all your shaker contents. Soooo fabulous!! Oooo and those new pads? Brilliant, fun and colourful! 💕💕💕

    11/09/2020 at 6:15 PM
  • Reply Dorothy Ayotte

    All the cards are so incredible. I have come to be a fan of the bow die and cards. I love Kathy S’s package with the clever bow placement and then the beautiful paper, glittery sentiment, and little ornament on the right. Amazing! And Caren Bartholomew’s Hohoho card is so fun- to see and make! I really love those ornament shaker dies.

    11/09/2020 at 11:40 PM
  • Reply Janis in ID

    Everything is soooooooooo adorable! I love the Forest for the Trees Dies. Love Jo’s purple card!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    11/10/2020 at 2:13 AM
  • Reply Heather Mills

    Oh, my!!! These products look amazing! And the team did such an amazing job! I’m sorry, I can’t pick just one project–I’m inspired by them all!!

    11/10/2020 at 3:43 AM
  • Reply Jennifer Young

    So many great ideas. I love using the sprinkles as card enhancements not just as shaker card – thats great.

    11/10/2020 at 10:26 AM
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