So here it is!  TODAY is the big day!  Can you believe it!  As a reminder, the updated Papertrey website goes live @ midnight EST.  The Papertrey Release Party begins at 11:00pm EST in the General Stamping Forum at Splitcoast Stampers!  I can’t wait to see you there!

081407_birthday_girl_cardI thought I would start off today’s post with a really simple card (sometimes it’s nice to just do simple, right?!?!).  I was able to integrate the stitched border from the Borders & Corners Circle set along with what I have fondly named "scribble flower" images from our new floral set.  There are two scribble flowers, one small + one large, and I just simply layered them on top of one another inside the stamped frames.  Think of all the pretty color combinations you could do this in!  I added the sentiment at the top of my border.  As a finishing touch I added an itty bitty velvet flower with a brad to dot the "i".  (The velvet flower comes from one of the collections we will be carrying as of tonight).

081407_chocolate_sticksSince this is the last day of the countdown, I wanted to be sure to show you one more of my favorite tins that we will be carrying as of tonight.  It will be referred to as a Tea Tin.  It’s tall & thin, making it ideal for packaging unique slender items.  For mine, I decided to use Hershey’s Sticks.  They come in several different flavors, so there is something to suit just about everyone’s tastes!  What other items can you think of that could fit in a can that is about 6-inches tall?

081407_spider_paperTo cover the tin I wanted to create some fun patterned paper.  I decided I wanted my color scheme to reflect non-traditional Halloween colors.  I ended up choosing a light blue-green and chocolate brown combination.  For the paper I just stamped a solid line border (from Borders & Corners Circle) repeatedly all over my cardstock.  After the circles were completed, I added the spiders and a few "Happy Fright Night" sentiments from our new Halloween set.

081407_spooky_spider_tin_2The pretty label on the front was SUPER easy, and actually something I had envisioned when designing the set.  "Spooky Treats" fits perfectly with the largest frames in Borders & Corners oval, and therefore I easily added scallops by using the coordinating giga scalloped oval punch. A little ribbon and a few brads finished off this un-traditional Halloween project.

I look forward to seeing you all tonight!


ink- Toile Pink & Belle Rose Palette inks

stamps- Papertrey Ink

paper- rose red cardstock from SU!, white from Papertrey

other- ribbon from American Crafts, brad from Chatterbox, velvet flower from Maya Road, scalloped scissors from SU!


ink- Burnt Umber Palette ink, Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink

stamps- Papertrey Ink

paper-cardstock from Bazzill

other- Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, tin from Papertrey Ink


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  • 1
    Dawn Thomas says:

    OMG, you must stop! I love the tins, thanks for bringing these out so soon before the holidays…..would be nice to have some of these on hand over the holidays. Love the ideas!
    Thank you, can’t wait for the grand finale tomorrow night. I will be here with pajamas on, visa in hand!
    Dawn T

  • 2
    Lori Craig says:

    Can’t wait to see it ALL! Looks like it’s gonna be a wonderful release!

  • 3

    Get out — I didn’t know Hershey made these sticks! Adorable tin & packaging, love the scribble flower, too!

  • 4
    Joan B says:

    everything you make looks delightful. please tell me that there is a pile of ugly rejects somewhere!!!! LOL

  • 5
    Aussie Kylie says:

    My family are supposed to be moving from the UK to Australia soon but I might have to move to the USA instead to be closer to these wonderful stamps and accessories. I have a stamp similar to your ‘scribble’ flower but it is a wooden stamp not a clear stamp and I can never get the smaller one to line up exactly so (Joan B) I would have a pile of ugly rejects!!! As I am not entirely sure of the time difference, I don’t know if I will be able to get involved in the forum tonight but I will check out the website first thing in the morning. Well done Nichole!

  • 6

    The excitement is killing me! 😉

  • 7
    Heather says:

    I like the pink card– so pretty! the tin turned out great. That ribbon is awesome and I like the non traditional Halloween colors!

  • 8
    Melissa says:

    I just CAN’T WAIT!! The excitement your reveal creates is so fun!!

  • 9
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Love the colors and the lay-out on the card… and the tin… so cute! Love the images and colors… TFS!

  • 10

    I love the tin, but I LOVE the birthday girl card even more! It’s gorgeous!

  • 11
    flossie says:

    So great, can’t wait. I have one question though, is there any way to find out the size of the stamp itself, or get a rough idea of the size of the stamp set?

  • 12
    Estivalia says:

    I am so loving the flower set!! And I was thinking that you can use the tins for Pocky! 😀 (Pocky is a japanese snack, it’s made in all kinds of flavours, yum!)

  • 13
    Julie Brooks says:

    What a cute tin!!! You are the bomb girl! See you tonight on SCS! BFF!! :0)

  • 14
    genevieve says:

    OMG! I can’t wait until these go on sale! These look like such fun stamps! You make the cutest little projects! I’ll see you guys tonight!

  • 15
    Kerry says:

    I am completely hooked and you can be sure I’ll be hanging out tonight waiting for those two hands on the clock to hit 12 (so long as I don’t fall asleep in front of the pc :0).

    I have just one question. How do you get your circles/designs lined up? Do use a stamp-a-am-jig or something? I love making custom backgrounds with stamps, but I don’t seem to have much success getting things even/level, even with a SAMJ. Any hints/tips? Thanks!

  • 16
    Alli Miles says:

    You KNOW I will be stalking the site tonight! Love the “treats” you share with us.

  • 17
    Melissa says:

    This is absolutely darling! I love the blue & brown non-traditional Halloween colors!! Where did you get that ribbon?? Love it!!


  • 18
    Kendra Giles says:

    Nichole these are absolutely adorable! I have all of your sets and this new set release will definitely land in my hot little hands! 🙂 gaawwwwgeous!

  • 19
    Kendra Giles says:

    Nichole these are absolutely adorable! I have all of your sets and this new set release will definitely land in my hot little hands! 🙂 gaawwwwgeous!

  • 20
    Karen says:

    Love the scribble flowers!! And they totally would coordinate with a bunch of Headi Grace papers- like this one:

  • 21
    mary rose says:

    Love all your enticing samples, but it’s those too-darn cute velvet flowers that will have me at my computer first thing in the AM! I think those coffee bags will be calling my name as well. Thanks for expanding your accessories line (LOVE your white CS!).
    mary rose

  • 22
    Debbie Olson says:

    Nichole, this is gorgeous! I’m also wondering how you do such a fabulous job of lining up your circles so perfectly–that’s quite the trick!

  • 23
    Barb Mann says:

    Okay Nicole,
    I love it all!! I just have one question tonight. What kind of adhesive do you use when applying the scalloped oval to the non-traditional Halloween colored tall tin? I notice you have brads there too. Please let us readers know. We are waiting on your every word Oh Fabulous ONE!! I’m a Stampin’ Up demonstrator & you are taking me to the poor House Girl Friend!! Like I said – I Love It All.

  • 24
    Beth says:

    Good Question Barb – ask it tonight at the release party!

    I swear Nicole, you are a genius! I am in awe of your ideas and designs!


  • 25
    Peg Graham says:

    I can’t wait to see the Halloween stamps!!!!

  • 26

    All of your wonderful creations inspired me and I made my order this morning! I can’t wait to play. Thanks so much for all your creative inspirations :O)

  • 27
    Donna Maligno says:

    On 8/23 I emailed you inquiring about the use of Archival Inks. I had used archival on one of your stamps and let me tell you… what a nightmare! I was really disappointed that you did not respond to my email as I am a teacher in a “gold” scrapbooking store in Massachusetts and I wanted to recommend your line to the owner. I will also be teaching cardmaking in the Continuing Ed Department at a local college next year and am in a great position to support favorite stamp lines, etc. I need answers to my question if a product association is to be made with Paper Trey. Thank you.
    Donna Maligno

  • 28
    Angela (monkeymama) says:

    My 9 year-old daughter thought Pixie Stix would go well in the tin! Can’t wait to see the new releases—will be staying up late to stay tuned!!!

  • 29
    Manda says:

    OH my…my jaw is on the desk in awe of these great items you have made so far to show us… Love the Tea Tin esp. filled with goodies… so need to have new tin ideas, and this is wonderful!

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