The big day is finally here!  Tonight at midnight EST the new holiday stamp sets from Papertrey Ink will be revealed in their entirety and available for purchase.  Don’t forget that we are also hosting a Pre-Release Party beginning at 10pm EST.  If you haven’t already, you will want to go HERE and register so that you will be able to participate tonight! 

For this final day of the countdown, I decided to do one project for each of the four sets as a final teaser.

091407_holiday_treats_tinThis project uses the treats set that you saw used on the Hot Chocolate Tin earlier this week.  You will see that the set includes a few new versions of the Avery Label stamps you have all come to love.  In case you missed it in the past, the stamps fit perfectly on a standard Avery address label, which then in turn wraps around a Hershey’s Nugget with ease! 

091407_chocolatesWhat’s unique about this version is that it too features an open frame that a variety of icons can be inserted into!  You’ll be able to customize them to your hearts content!  (FYI, this uses our Clear Top Hinged Tin and holds a perfect dozen nuggets)


INK- Taken with Teal & Old Olive Dye ink from SU!

PAPER- Stamper’s Select White from Papertrey, Old Olive from SU!

STAMPS- Papertrey

OTHER- Avery address labels, ribbon from The Ribbon Jar, jump ring MAking Memories

091407_peace_on_earth_cardThis project uses a non-traditional color scheme.  It is a little bit difficult to tell in this photo, but the pink cardstock has shimmer to it and I used pink Twinkling H2O’s on the berries for the tree.  One tip to point out on the tree.  I stamped it in Old Olive dye ink and then just went back in with a moist paintbrush.  Because the ink is not waterproof, it creates it’s own watercolor effect without having to add any additional ink.  Super easy when mass producing cards!  So guess which set this tree is included in?  You guessed it, the Santa set!  All of the little accessories that go with Santa are also scaled to coordinate with the tree!


INK- Old Olive dye ink from SU!, Pixie Dust Versamagic

PAPER- Mountain Rose Metallic Cardstock and Spring Willow Light Prismatics Cardstock from Prism

STAMPS- Papertrey

OTHER- Satin polka dot ribbon from American Crafts, Apple Blossom Pure Color Twinkling H20’s, Pearl Pin from Boxer

091407_gift_tag_tin_closedHere is another tin project.  It utilizes the 8oz. Square Clear Top Tin.  This is a little gift box full of 2×2 holiday mini gift cards. 

091407_gift_tag_tin_openI cut the scalloped layer and white squares using the Square Nestabilities Dies.  The Giga Scalloped Square punch will work as well.  All of the stamps are from our yet-to-be-released ornament set, except the dotted border.  It is part of or Borders & Corners Square set.


INK- Always Artichoke & Cranberry Crisp dye inks from SU!, Black Noit Palette ink

PAPER-Always Artichoke & Cranberry Crisp from SU!. Stamper’s Select White from Papertrey

STAMPS- Papertrey

OTHER- Page Pebbles from Making Memories, Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

091407_holiday_snowflakes_cardAnd last but not least, here is a card that uses an image from our interior sentiment set.  I just decided to put it on the cover as my focal point for this particular project.  The patterned paper is Northern Exposure from Reminisce and it was the perfect compliment to my project!


INK- Sea Breeze Versamagic

PAPER- Northern Exposure from Reminisce, Perfect Baby Blue Prismatics Cardstock from Prism

STAMPS- Papertrey

OTHER-Ribbon from May Arts, Brads from American Crafts

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the countdown this week.  I know I have!  I look forward to seeing many of you tonight!

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  • 1
    Elizebeth says:

    I REALLY like that tree… were talking!

  • 2
    Tara says:

    WOW…you have outdone yourself again…I can’t wait till I can get my hands on these sets!!! I love all the stamps to do holiday treats with, since that is a big thing at our house!! 🙂

  • 3
    quinnie says:

    what brand of cardstock did you use for the tree & sentiment cards? i really like them! especially the pink shimmering one! great job, Nicole! i can’t wait for tonight.

  • 4
    quinnie says:

    what brand of cardstock did you use for the tree & sentiment cards? i really like them! especially the pink shimmering one! great job, Nicole! i can’t wait for tonight.

  • 5
    Lilian says:

    OMG!! OMG!! I’ll be there!! I’d better order the other stuff in advance! I have been stalking your blog the whole day. 🙂 Yep, you’re a genius!

  • 6
    elana says:

    I’m going to go broke soon – all these sets are fabulous! So many holiday ideas. I must say that Santa and the tree are wonderful – I hope you make more of these “linear” sets.

  • 7
    Heather J says:

    I will definitely be there – and just grateful it’s a Friday night! I’m so excited to see it all.

  • 8

    OHWOW!!!! Nichole! I am beside myself with excitement! Can’t wait for those sets to be available!! I was checking out your blog several times today!

    🙁 I might have to miss the party (again!!!) as I need to be at my DD’s softball game but as soon as I get home, I hope there’d still be stocks of all 4 sets left! I love them all!!!!!

  • 9

    OHWOW, Nichole! I am definitely beside myself with excitement over those sets! I was checking out your blog several times for the final preview! Those projects are so cool!

  • 10
    Rochelle says:

    I must be disciplined, I must be disciplined… my own rule is that I don’t buy anything Christmas related until after halloween, hopefully you will have some left! My question is what ink did you use for the Hershey nugget tin project (colors and type)?
    Beautiful work, thanks!

  • 11
    Beth says:

    EEK! BLUE RULE ON THE LAST CARD! (Ask Pine about blue rule!)

  • 12
    Joan B says:

    I started a thread on Santa on SCS that went in an interesting direction! LOL So, I won’t start one on this tree, but I LOVE it.

  • 13

    I am in love! We’re going to be really busy tomorrow but hopefully I can hop on first thing in the morning and order the sets!

    And I think I’ve been drawn to those Nestabilities…good thing I have a little part time job so I’m not using diaper money for my Papertrey fix!

  • 14
    Marge Sexton says:

    OMG…I think I said that before….Nichole, you are Awesome! Great previews, can’t wait to see the entire sets!
    See ya tonight!

  • 15
    Lisa H. says:

    Thanks for sharing all the goodness. Looking forward to tonight. Love the pink and green combo on the tree. That’s for me. I have a feeling I’m going to blow my budget. LOL!

  • 16

    Nichole, that tree is to die for and I love the fonts of the sentiments! And I can see I’ll be making a lot of candy nuggets for gifts this holiday season, too! Fabulous stuff!

  • 17
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh my goodness Nicole! I cannot wait until midnight!!! All the projects here today are absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  • 18
    Dana Jones says:

    OMG Nicole…you read my mind…I have been searching for the “perfect tree” and waalah…here it is! Your killing my pocket book! Love your work…it just makes me want to leave my job and stamp all day! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us!

  • 19
    ChristieW says:

    I am thrilled to have found your blog. So much inspiration. I think the versitility of so many items is just wonderful. Can’t wait until tonight!

  • 20
    Tina says:

    I love the sentiments! And I love how you used the pink with the tree. The ornaments really pop! All the projects are beautiful! Cannot wait to see them tomorrow!

  • 21
    Rose Ann says:

    I *love* all of your projects today, and can’t wait to see the sets in their entirety!

  • 22
    Lisa B says:

    I can just tell you have once again outdone yourself–I’m perfectly giddy about tonight’s release!

  • 23
    Kathleen Curry says:

    Can’t wait for midnight! Once again I love all the new sets. You’ve outdone yourself, Nichole. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us.

  • 24
    Michelle says:

    Awesome awesome projects. Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 25
    Crystal says:

    Your work just blows me away!! How can one person be so talented? You truly inspire all us regular people! Thanks, Crystal N.

  • 26
    Naomi Kraenbring says:

    Amazing, as usual. All of it is absolutely beautiful! And I love the tree with the nontraditional color scheme. ~Naomi~

  • 27
    Jen Cozzens says:

    Oh my gosh!! So cute! I love the treat set with the fill-in label! So many possibilities! And the ornament set and the tree! Can’t wait!

  • 28
    CatherineH (Kiko) says:

    Thanks so much for all the sneak peeks, Nichole! See you at midnight!

  • 29
    Theresa says:

    AAAAH! I really dislike when amazingly talented stampers come out with new stamp sets I CAN”T NOT BUY 🙂 🙂
    Keep up the great work. I can not wait to see the full versions of these awesome sets!

  • 30
    Janet Douthit says:

    All of the projects are so beautiful! Question….. I was wondering if these sell out tonight, how long roughly will it be before they are re-stocked? I am maxxed out with all the Nestabilities and may have to wait to purchase until next week.. boo hoo! Obviously I need them all! I too was wondering who makes those beautiful shimmery papers?

  • 31
    Alli Miles says:

    All these projects are out of this world! Not that I am surprised *wink* I can hardly wait to see all the sets! See you tonight in the forum.

  • 32

    Nichole, do you mind sharing your source for the shimmery pink & blue cardstocks? They are gorgeous and I love shimmer!


  • 33
    Nicki Lundeen says:

    Nichole – I was wondering where you purchased your solid pink shimmer cardstock. Thanks.

    Nicki Lundeen

  • 34
    Debbie Olson says:

    Wow! Fabulous, Nichole! [Pretend that you hear sounds of “You are my in-spir-a-tion” playing in the background! ;-)]

  • 35
    Julie Brooks says:

    You are simply awesome! Today’s projects are the best!!! I will spend just as much buying Hershey nuggets!!!LOL! Can’t wait till midnight!

  • 36
    Gail says:

    I’ve enjoyed the build up, but the hook was not set until TODAY! Can’t wait to get my hands on those little darlings.

  • 37
    Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) says:

    OMGosh…AMAZING Nichole!!! I am SOOOOO excited. I totally thought the release was tomorrow night. Thank goodness I caught my error. I will so be home tonight for this!!!

  • 38
    Tracey says:

    I LOVE these sets. I was thinking of just getting one or two, but I may have to spring for all of them!
    What Nestability circles would coordinate with the round tag that is in the first picture?
    I have started a Nestabilities collection–and maybe that would be my next addition so I can make the cute tags!

  • 39
    Kimmie says:

    Great projects – looking forward to tonight!!!

    One thing I would love – a word/phrase set. Maybe one for girls and one for boys.

  • 40
    Kat says:

    I’m such a freak-I didn’t look at the blog until yesterday, because I can’t take it. Waiting 5 days doesn’t seem fair, so I broke down and looked yesterday, this way, I only had to wait a day to BUY! As usual, totally beautiful. I hope you ladies are so PROUD of where you have come in a year. Very cutting edge-GORGEOUS products! So proud of you. I can hardly wait!!!!

  • 41
    Juanita says:

    OH MY GOODNESS, what fabulous samples!! When I enlarged the tree card the pink shimmer showed SO well, it’s so doggone beautiful!! You are the quintessential artist. Talk with you tonight, I hope, lol. TFS.

  • 42
    Amy G says:

    Oh my word!! the card with the tree, in pink and green. GORGEOUS!!! I love your stamps, especially the Christmas ones. They totally rock

  • 43
    diane mcvey says:

    KUDOS to you, you are ONE GREAT DESIGNER!!! I am WAY too excited to see the sets tonight…you have outdone yourself! These creations are FABULOUS, and I can’t wait to see each and every image in the sets!!!!!
    Good thing I have lots to do today, it will help pass the time more quickly! YOU ROCK!!!

  • 44
    Carolyn King (Cammie SCS) says:

    Pick me up at midnight so i can order!

  • 45
    Kacey says:

    All I can say is *WOW*! I am so excited; I can’t wait to see the full sets! My birthday is in 12 days and I have already asked my DH for PT stamps and more White Cardstock – love it all!

  • 46
    Kathy says:

    Boy, I LOVE, LOVE all the ribbon you used in the projects!! I hope you are going to be carrying these! You have great taste!! THanks for sharing.

  • 47
    Jenn in GA says:

    you are SUCH the tease and an excellent marketing guru-ess. I’m lovin’ the line art Santa–your style matches my simplistic nature. Can’t wait to see everything, and I hope my MIL takes my HUGE hint and gets me a gift cert to spend…

  • 48
    Danielle says:

    Wow! These samples are just beautiful and so inspiring. I just love the cards and how you use all of the tins!

  • 49
    Aimee says:

    Thats it you pushed me over the edge. I will be up late tonigt to place my order. The santa set is a must have and will have to choose from the others for now…

  • 50
    genevieve says:

    Absolutely love your projects! I’m so looking forward to tonight!

  • 51
    Marlene says:

    Your work and ideas are incredible! Thanks for offering a product for those of us who do mass production and who find coloring out of our comfort zone. Love the idea of Santa without hands so an object can easily be put in his hands. Thanks for everything!

  • 52
    Elaine says:

    You’re killin me here!! I love these projects and your stamps!! GAWD – stop already! LOL

  • 53
    Kim says:

    I just ordered the stamps to make my Christmas cards like the tree one but I am having trouble finding the twinkling h2o’s. Can you tell me where I can purchase them?
    Can’t wait to get my stamps and start creating!
    thanks so much!

  • 54

    I gotta check it out in more details tonight. Secondbrain sounds very useful to me.

  • 55

    Thats a great article. Thanks a lot.

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