I just know you are gonna love this set as much as I do.  The anticipation of the full reveal is just about killing me!  So let the countdown begin, only 5 days until this special spring release from Papertrey will be available for purchase!

This pretty pink card uses one of my favorite stamps in the set, and that is "the boot".  I got inspired to design this stamp by some photos in one of my new favorite magazines called Blueprint, published by Martha Stewart.  This adorable little piece of footwear has polka dots; what’s not to love?!?!  Because I LOVE quick and easy 2-step stamping, the little "boot loop" at the top along with the toe are each separate stamps.  It makes it easy to add a punch of an accent color.  And of course, since these are acrylics, it’s a breeze to line them up. The little background paper was stamped with some flowers included in the set.  When designing my sets, I always like there to be two or three sizes of the same image.  If it is cute, and you love it, the more sizes available means more use and added versatility.  The two larger flowers are on the patterned paper, and the smallest is stamped on the grosgrain ribbon with dye ink.  The two larger flowers have interchangeable centers, which I LOVE.  It makes it look like you paid attention to the details!  As a finishing touch, the perfect sentiment.  You have to have something cute to say to make it appropriate to put a boot on the front of a card!!!  The quote,"You can deal with anything if you have the right shoes." couldn’t be a better pair (no pun intended) for this image. See you tomorrow for #4!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Wendy Sue says:

    cute, cute, cute, cute, cute! I can’t wait to see more!!!! :o)

  • 2
    Stampngokaren says:

    I have been stalking your blog all morning waiting for you to post your card with the new set.

    The card is so cute!! I think you have another winner of a set on your hands!!

  • 3

    Oh the “anticipation” is killing me! This is so cute, I love the boot and the flowers and the saying. I love having great sayings for my cards. Can’t wait to see more from this set. Ida

  • 4
    Ally says:

    You make it so hard to wait, lol. I want this set and I want it now!!!!! I think you have come up with a winner again!!!

  • 5
    Taylor says:

    This is sooooo cute! I love how you stamped the ribbon and the background paper you created is fab! And what’s not to love about this adorable polka-dotted boot! 🙂

  • 6
    Emily says:

    This is darling!!!

  • 7
    Aimee30 says:

    very cute….. i can’t wait for the big reveal.

  • 8
    Michelle Wooderson says:

    Standing in line with my credit card in hand! LOL! I think you guys really enjoy this teasing, don’t you? I love that the boot toe and handle are separate..you DO pay attention to the tiniest details.

  • 9
    Kiko says:

    What a great start to the countdown! I love anything with polka dots. The thought you put into the design details is so appreciated.

  • 10
    Melissa says:

    Well now, isn’t that just the cutest little boot ever?! Just love it!

  • 11
    mj says:

    Sooooo cute! Excited to see what’s next!

  • 12

    Cute!!! And since I’ve just recently given in to the siren song of acrylics (and the fact that I don’t have to use a stamp-a-ma-jig to line everything up!) I’m anxiously awaiting the reveal of the new set!

  • 13
    Lisa Martz says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting today’s post! I like the first taste of this new stamp set! I am just getting into the whole world of acrylic stamps and am liking it! Can’t wait to see more! The verse is so true…the right shoes are EVERYTHING!

  • 14
    Otter says:

    AAACCCCKKKK!!!! I need more!!!

  • 15
    Kellie says:

    Wow, another exciting stamp set that brings out the artist in me 🙂

  • 16
    MichelleY says:

    Too stinkin CUTE! I ADORE the boot and the verse. I have your other two stamp sets and I want this one too. Unfortunately, I’ll be on a cruise come April 1st. I hope there are some sets available when I return. I suspect this will sell like wildfire. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you are doing with stamps, Nicole!

  • 17
    Melissa says:

    Cute cute cute!

  • 18
    Sue says:

    Loving polka dots – looking forward to more stamps.

  • 19
    Stefanie says:

    Great card! Can’t wait til 4/1!

  • 20
    Linda (LSN on SCS) says:

    An-ti-ci-pa-tion! You know the song and this is what I’ve been feeling. Can’t wait to see the other previews. I’m loving what I see thus far!


  • 21
    Joan B says:

    I am almost a complete convert to acrylics. Waiting for more non words and non flowers. This boot is so stinking cute!!!! Thanks for giving us a sneak peak

  • 22
    iralamija says:


    Bety 🙂

  • 23
    Juanita says:

    As usual I can’t wait for the release, I hate to keep rushing these precious moments away but I can’t help it. Maybe your site is supposed to teach me patients, I don’t think it’s working too well yet.
    I ADORE stamps with fashion, furniture, and especially footwear (my sister calls me Imelda). TFS

  • 24
    Linda Beeson says:

    It is so fun how excited you get leading up to these great reveals! Your examples are always way tooooo fun!

  • 25

    Uh oh – you’ve got to stop this Nichole!! You’re going to make me SO POOR, I keep having to buy all of these adorable stamp sets!!! Very cute card, TFS!

  • 26
    Shawna Renville says:

    I am dieing to get my hands on this new set and the buterfly kisses!!!! April 1st Will not be here sooon enough !!!!!
    Shawna R.

  • 27
    Melissa says:

    Nichole…you are KILLING me! This card is so stinkin’ cute. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!! And definitely can’t wait to purchase this next set!

  • 28
    Rose Ann says:

    C-u-t-e! I love the boot and that there are various sizes of the same flower! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s peek.

  • 29
    hb says:

    What better image for spring than an adorable polka dotted boot!!! I’m gonna have to make Papertrey a line-item in the budget! LOL

  • 30

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh love it!

  • 31

    Oh My! I haven’t even see the whole set yet & I’m ready to get it! this boot is darling and the sentiment is perfect. Oh, the anticipation….

  • 32
    Doreen says:

    I bought Butterfly kisses and was so disappointed to not have the stamp that says that ….can you please add it to a set down the line…love the set it really stamps well and I’m used to wood and rubba!
    Looking forward to adding (butterfly kisses) in the future…Thanks D

  • 33
    Sherrie says:

    Oh this is so cute too….talk about building anticipation! The boot would be perfect out here in rainy BC!

  • 34
    Barb g says:

    Definitely cute and looks like I’ll be up late on Mar 30th….LOL…can hardly wait to see the whole thang. Barb g

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