So here we are, officially kicking off the countdown towards Papertrey’s big HOLIDAY DEBUT!  We have a whopping four sets to share with you and we are SO excited about the possibilities they hold!  I think I would even go as far to say that they will change the way you stamp!!!

I have been stamping for several years and have made many LARGE batches of Christmas projects.  Whether they were cards, tags, or gifts, I always had lofty goals during such a busy time of year.  The stamp sets I am about to introduce to you this week take stamping to a whole new level. 

-They are EASY to use in production-line style stamping.  Meaning you can make a hundred Christmas cards in no time flat!  Or even stamp labels for the 25 home-baked cookie packages you hand out each year, during the commercials of your favorite holiday flick.

-They coordinate with inexpensive accessories.  I don’t know many people who can afford to spend $5 on embellishments for each of the 50 recipients on their holiday mailing list.  Or $10 to create a cute package for special homemade treats. 

-Fresh, fun looks & fonts.  We have something new to bring to the Holiday scene.  You’ll love the trendiness side of everything we will have to offer, but at the same time you can appreciate the classic staying-power each set holds, making them something you can turn to year after year.

First up is my favorite set of the four.  (Don’t forget, this set and the others mentioned in the next few days, will not be available for purchase until September 15th, 12am EST, on Papertrey’s website) It contains a whopping 35 images for only $24, an AMAZING value!  And you know with THAT many pieces, there will be lots of versatility.

091007_branch For today’s project, I stamped this simple branch.  It is substantial in size, measuring about 4-inches long.

091007_leaf_stamp I then stamped the leaves.  They are SUPER easy to do in a separate color, because they are incorporated into ONE large stamp.

091007_leaf_stamp_on_branch Aligning PERFECTLY with the branch!  Talk about quick & easy!

091007_center_of_ornament Next up is an ornament to decorate the branch.  I first stamped this fun retro dot center for my ornament in green.

091007_entire_ornament Followed by the solid circular base, which has a stripe carved through the center, leaving plenty of room for the dotted strip to show through.  Viola, duo-colored ornament!

091007_threaded_ribbon To help create balance for my turquoise ornament, I decided to add two brad flags to the edge of my card.  Brad flags a re a fun, easy detail to add to any project. It is helpful to do this technique on top of a foam mat or mouse pad. First, create a slot for your ribbon (you can use the slot punch from Stampin’ Up or one from Making Memories).  Thread your ribbon through the slit.

091007_ribbon_pierced Fold the ribbon over and pierce through both layers of ribbon.  Wiggle the piercer around a little to help create an opening for your brad.

091007_brad_inserted Insert the brad right through the ribbon and into the foam mat.

091007_back_of_brad Flip your project over and fold over the back tabs of the brad.

091007merrybrightcard Here’s the finished project. (Please note, the ornament hook is stamped in silver, and didn’t get picked up by the camera very well!)

091007_page_pebbles Did you notice a little dimension to the ornament?  We made it EASY for you to achieve the same look!  I designed the majority of the ornaments in this set to coordinate perfectly with the circular Page Pebbles from Making Memories!  They are clear dome stickers, all you need to do is stamp your ornament, then peel & stick the pebble on top!  They add just enough dimension, while still being lightweight and easily mailed.  The best part?  The Page Pebbles are only $2 a sheet (15 pebbles per sheet) which equals a mere 13-cents each!  Totally affordable, without increasing your postage!

A few more details about this set…

-there a three additional "pattern strips" for the ornament demonstrated above.

-There are 7 ornament/ornament combinations that coordinate with the Page Pebbles.

-We have already anticipated the popularity of the Page Pebbles in conjunction with this set, and have as many sheets in stock as we do stamp sets, so NO worries!

-There are 8 additional ornaments in this set that do NOT coordinate with the page pebbles, offering a little variety to the set.

-The set also includes 10 sentiment stamps.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow, as I share some tidbits about yet ANOTHER amazing set by Papertrey Ink!  See you then!


INK-Landscape, Cote d’Azure, Chartreuse & Cognac Palette inks, Silver encore ink

PAPER- Prism

STAMPS- Papertrey Ink

OTHER- Ribbon from The Ribbon Jar, brads from Paper Studio, Page Pebble from Making Memories

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 43 Comments

  • 1
    CatherineH (kiko) says:

    Nichole… This looks like a wonderful set! I love the tree branch and leaves. Can’t wait to hear more! Very cute card!

  • 2
    Beth says:

    Nicole- Wow! Wow! Wow! How completely clever. You’ve given new meaning to the 10th of the month… I love the countdown almost as much as receiving my orders. In a moment of insanity, I signed up to work Saturday until 1am central time. I hope everything is not on backorder by the time I get home!!!!

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    Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) says:

    I have so been counting down the countdown!! LOL. How lucky I am I that you are early!?! This set is FAB. I absolutely love it and I just know I am going to need them all. I can’t wait to see the rest. Great job, Nichole

  • 5
    Daisy says:

    I can’t wait to see all the surprised you have in store for us. Fabulous sets… I am sure they will be!

  • 6
    Alli Miles says:

    I look forward to all the posts over the next 5 days. I too believe the 10t of the month has new meaning *smiles*…can hardly wait to order these sets (see I haven’t even seen them all and I want them *lol*)

  • 7

    pure genius! can’t wait for the rest of the sets!!!!

  • 8
    Maureen M. says:

    Love this set – you are so creative and innovative! I’m already thinking I’m going to NEED all 4 new sets!!

  • 9
    Rose Ann says:

    This looks like another “must have” set! I love it!

  • 10
    Aimee says:

    beautiful… looks like I will be getting another couple of papertrey sets in my near future.

  • 11
    Lisa Henke says:

    lookin’ good. Can’t wait to see what else you a bringing our way 🙂

  • 12

    This set looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • 13

    ohmigosh! This set looks *too* cute! I can’t wait to see all of them! 😀

  • 14
    Barb says:

    OK, can I order all my sets NOW??! I want them as soon as I can get them!!

  • 15

    Very fun! I love Christmas almost as much as I love Halloween so I am eagerly anticipating what you have to offer 🙂

  • 16
    Michelle S says:

    YAY!!! I have been counting down to the countdown. I can tell you have been very busy…this set looks AWESOME. I can’t wait until your post tomorrow…can you do it now???? My wallet is very afraid.

  • 17
    K Ostvig says:

    Very nice I love the clear pebbles with the ornaments, I guess I need to start saving until the 15th!

  • 18

    AAAACK! What a cute sample. I can’t wait for the release! 🙂

  • 19
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh Nicole I cannot wait to see the rest of this set – looks fabulous!!

  • 20
    Julie Brooks says:

    OMG!!!! I am in love all ready! You rock girl!! Here goes my budget!!! :0)

  • 21

    Oh, my . . . I can tell already these holidays sets will be fabulous, Nichole — looks like you’ve outdone yourself yet again! Anxiously awaiting the rest of your previews! A-dorable card, too, love those ribbon tags.

  • 22

    Looks like another must have set! Can’t wait to see the rest of the sets!

  • 23
    Tandra Boyer says:

    Oh I am so excited to see the holiday set!!!
    BUT, and I quote you here-lol-
    “We have already anticipated the popularity of the Page Pebbles in conjunction with this set, and have as many sheets in stock as we do stamp sets, so NO worries!”

    Now you KNOW that isnt gonna be ENOUGH Page pebbles dont you???!!! LOL We are going to put at LEAST 2-3 pkgs in our carts, so those will be gone in a NY minute!!! LOL
    Please get more!!! NOW!! lol
    5 days to go-I can hardly wait!!!

  • 24
    Alana says:

    Wonderful! I love the ornament and page pebbles! I wonder if the ornaments will work with the Amuse pebbles (I can’t think of their name right now)?

  • 25
    Sandy Kay says:

    Oh my, I have to get rid of my “other” stamps – yours are all I will need! So much easier to use and store!
    I hope my credit card doesn’t run away and hide – I am going to NEED these stamps!
    Sandy Kay

  • 26
    Angie DiMeglio says:

    Love this set … can wait to see others. They 10th of the month does have a new meaning! Does the ornament in this set coordinate with the marvy circle punch? Thanks so much — I totally love the countdown!

  • 27
    JudiBlue says:

    Nichole, Nichole, Nichole – Don’t ya know you shouldn’t do THIS to a 70 year old woman? I might not LIVE till the 15th! I need them NOW. Yes, I am one of those “virgin” clear stamp persons. I LOVE your stamps, every thing about them is so simple, easy, convenient and affordable. (course I don’t know if being on a fixed income will allow me to buy all four, but we’ll see. I could stand to go without eating for a day or two – lol). You are truly a wonder. Thanks again for your wonderful company. I’m so glad I found your blog.

  • 28
    Niki says:

    This set sounds and looks so neat! I can’t wait to see the other sets. Christmas is my favorite holiday!

  • 29
    Robin Schick says:

    QUESTION: On the card you made with the tree.
    Did you use a punch for the holes that the ribbon are threaded through? Or did the card come that way?
    Thanks so much, Can’t wait for the holiday stuff.

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    Starla (star) says:

    Ohhhhhh……….I think I’m in love with this whole idea!! I usually end up making about 100 (yes….100!!) holiday cards and soooo need something that will make it easy!!!
    5 more days…..

  • 31
    Amanda vp says:

    I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. The anticipation will kill me…

  • 32

    Yea! I can’t wait to see all the sets!

    So, will the Making Memories page pebbles stay clear? I have some from K&Co. and they’ve already started to yellow…

  • 33
    Susan H says:

    AHHHHHH!!! The waiting is killing me! I’m in love already!


  • 34
    Jean says:

    drool, drool……..

  • 35
    TJStamper says:

    NOW I’m excited about making my Christmas Cards this year! I can’t WAIT for the reveal on the 15th! I’m so glad it’s on a Saturday night! And now I know why I have FIVE packages of “Page Pebbles” … they had a higher purpose!! ha ha!!! Can’t wait to put ’em to good use!

  • 36
    Eleanor Jenkins says:

    Nicole, This set is amazing! Love, love, love it! Can’t wait to see the others!

  • 37
    genevieve says:

    I foresee another big purchase in my future! My husband is taking his mom and great aunt on a previously promised trip to New Orleans while I stay home with the kiddos, so I’m not getting any lip from him on my spending! Good thing!

  • 38
    Erin K says:

    I love it! I totally love it.

    so many colors we can use, I must have it!!!

  • 39
    Jenna says:

    Okay, Okay, wait, wait……I still haven’t bought the sets from the last release.
    OHHH! I can’t keep up. I can’t wait until Saturday!

    Jenna Hipps

  • 40

    I’m so excited to add you to my blogs I read. You’re so talented and you have great tutorials. Thank you very much!

  • 41
    Aggie says:

    ACCCCKKKKK! Christmas already!
    Ok, now you have me thinking…..and I really think I need these!

  • 42
    Debbie Barnhart says:

    Nicole, you do the most intriguing designs I have found!! Just love your work and am looking forward to all the new sets!!

  • 43
    shelley says:

    I am so curious about the Nestabilities but am afraid as soon as I buy them the price will drop or for some other reason I will regret the purchase. Tell us what you really LOVE about them besides storage, size, affordability vs. buying lots of punches…. Sell me on those things Nichole!

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