Your turn…

By September 14, 2007General

Have any pressing Papertrey questions?  Ask them here!  I will answer them all evening!

–>Suzy asked: I asked in the other post sorry – but wanted to know what fonts you used this time around. They are fontastic!

Quite a few!  Here is a sampling of the really unique ones…

Natalya

Bodoni Classic Chancery

–> Tracey asked:  For the round tag in your first picture of the last reveal… what size Nestability circle do I need to recreate it?
I love it!

I’m not sure whcih specific grouping of the Nestabilities circles you would need for this, because I have all of mine together in one case.  I will try to go through and divide them so I can get that answer for you tomorrow.  Check back right here later!

–> Valerie asked: I was wondering if you got the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies in yet, or are they still on Pre-Order?

They are still available for pre-order only.  We do not have an official inventory count yet and want to be sure it is accurate before we make them available for immediate purchase.

–>Teresa asked: Ok – so we haven’t even seen the September sets yet … what do you have planned for the October release? I can’t imagine September being topped but you always amaze me!

We actually will have a little hint on our website once it uploads tonight.  Be sure to check out the World Card Making Day page that will link from our home page after midnight.

–> Deidra asked: I am also trying so hard to create the letter container that you have in your scrap room, I have bought the freezer tubes at Walmart, but cam not get the letters to stay on. Please help!

I used American Crafts rub-ons on circles that I punched from cardstock.  I atached the cardstock to the front of the tubs using Terrifically Tacky Tape from Provo Craft.  I hope this helps!

–> Heather asked: I saw before the site crashed that the tins would be back in stock on Thursday…any idea when the cardstock will be back in stock? Thank you!

The cardstock is not out of stock!  We actually have plenty to go around!  That may have been an error earlier due to our server issues!  Thanks for checking!

–> Niki asked: Oh, I forgot, do you already have an idea about what you are doing for the anniversary set? I can’t wait to see it (like all the sets lol)!

I got a little inspired just the other day for somthiong REALLY special.   If it all works out as it looks "in my head" then I think you all will love it!  🙂

–> Lisa asked: You told us the websites you use for the fonts for your stamps when you were on SCS forum last month, I believe. Can you tell us what they were again? I can’t seem to find that info on SCS. Thanks!

My favorite site to buy fonts is www.myfonts.com.

–> Kathy asked: I love all the tins and containers that you have. Are there are different ones in the future?

Not in the near future.  We want to have a better handle on our inventory of what we are already carrying before we  add more to the mix.  KWIM? 🙂

–> Kathy also asked: And just out of curiosity (ok i can’t spell) how far in advance do you have your releases set? Like, do you already have the next couple of releases done?

I have October completed and November in the beginning stages of planning, but that is as far in advance as we are working right now!  We would like to get a little further ahead, but there always seems to be a lot to do in keeping a growing little company running smoothly!

–> Carole asked: What would be a good punch to start with? I’m looking for one that would be the most versitile to start along with one of the stamp sets that coordinate with the punches. I will add them all eventually thanks to my OCD about stamping/scrapping supplies but I need a starting point…thanks!!

Ask yourself what you would like to use the punch for.  Do you want to use it for sentiments?  You might want to go with something on a smaller scale, in an oval or rectangle.  Do you want to use it to ounch out your focal points?  In that case, something larger may be the perfect fit for you and your stamping style.  Square or circle would be a good bet too!  I hope this help you make your decision!

–>Elizabeth asked: I am wondering if Papertrey will be growing anytime soon? For example, have you thought of working with guest designers for special theme sets or collaborations?

We have spoken to a few people that have caught my eye in one way or another to see if they would be interested in designing stamps for us.  These designs may be something that you see in the future at Papertrey Ink!

–> snarflemarfle asked: Will any of the little stamps from the Spooky Sweets fit in the frame of the label stamp from the treats set you showed today?

I don’t have a spare minute right now to try it offically, but I would say that the smallest spider *may* fit with a little leg overhanging the frame.  I will do a test run tomorrow and poat my results RIGHT HERE! So be sure to stop back by!

–> Jen asked: If you’re releasing Christmas now what next? Valentines Day? Did I miss a Fall set in my collection?

I promise you didn’t miss anything!  We released Spooky sweets as our "Fall release" this year.  We have heard everyone loud and clear that they would love to see a strictly Autumnal set, so it is soemthing we will definitely do next year.

–>Donna asked: I’d like to know when the Spellbinders Wizard Embossing Kit is going to be available again.

Spellbinders has told us that they will not have these available until late October.  In turn, they have offered us a set that contains only the two polymer mats to retail for $7.  We have taken them up on the offer and they should arrive within the next two weeks.

–>Julie asked: Do you have any plans to carry shimmery white cardstock?

Not at this time! 

–>Melanie asked: Any word on when Borders and Corners Circle will be available?

That was a small error on our part.  We neglected to update the buy now button for that particular set, as we got some in earlier this week.  They are now available. 

–>Tracy asked: If you sell out of these new sets, how long will it take before you have more in? Who are we kidding…you know they will be a sell out! 🙂

  It normally takes us 2-3 weeks to get a new batch of stamp manufactured and back in stock on our site!

–>Sara asked: I was wandering around Splitcoast and the project idea for the week is stamping on tiles – and they used Stazon to color the tile. Can you use Palette inks for that or do they dry too fast?

I don’t feel comfortable answering your question because I have not personally tried this technique before!  I would hate to guess and give you an incorrect answer!

–> Karen asked: What size scalloped circle punch did you use on the teal and olive holiday treat tin?

Extra Jumbo!

–>Julie asked: Do you have any plans for Cardstock in different colors? We love the Stampers Select White!!

This is a project we are currently working on, but it may be some time before we have official offerings for you to purchase on our site!

–>Angie asked:I love to make gifts and bake for the holidays so which set would you suggest for a novice like me? 

Holiday Treats would be perfect for you to start out!!!

–>Not really sure if you’ve answered this before or not, but are the tins going to be restocked anytime soon?

We are getting a HUGE shipment of Tea Tins & Clear Top Hinged Tins on Thursday!

–>Linda asked: Where can we buy the prism cardstock that you used for your cards today?

I did a quick google search and came up with this for the Mountain Rose Metallic and this for the standard Prismatics.

–> Adelina asked: How many designers help you design the stamps? Or do you do it alone?

I do them all by my little ol’ self!

–>Wendalyn asked: How do you get your images so sharp. I have problems when i stamp with the polymer sets that it isn’t solid when stamping? I am sure i am doing something wrong just not sure what. Its like it pulls off some of the ink when it stamps. TIA

First, make sure you ink evenly.  I like to do a lot of tapping to be sure that the image is inked up evenly.  Second, they will stamp better with more use.  My favorite images that I have used the most, also stamp the best.  You can speed up this seasoning process a little bit by rubbing a white eraser over the surface of the stamp and cleaning them thouroughly on you stamp scrubber.  This will help to remove any residue on your stamp leftover from the manufacturing process.  Also, I have heard of others having luck with placing a sheet of fun foam underneath their cardstock.  The pressure added to the stamp from the thickness of the foam may make it easier for you to get a crisp image.  I hope some of these tips help!

–>Clara asked: I thought of another question – Have you ever considered making your stamps in unmounted rubber? Being new to clear stamps, I’m still working to get my images really nice, clear and crisp. Yours are by far the best ones that I have ever used, but I find that clear stamps in general just require a different "touch" than my rubber stamps with my SU! ink and I’m still working on getting it right everytime.

We will not be doing unmounted rubber.  See post above for some inking tips!

–>Kristyn asked: okay, I missed the hint on the "World Card Making Day" site. Where on that site was I to be looking. I looked under papertrey, papercrafts…where?

You can read our little hint at the end of the page HERE!

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  • 1
    Suzy says:

    I asked in the other post sorry – but wanted to know what fonts you used this time around. They are fontastic 😛

  • 2
    Tracey Andrews says:

    For the round tag in your first picture of the last reveal… what size Nestability circle do I need to recreate it?
    I love it!

  • 3
    Janette R says:

    How do you decide what sets to do? Do you have a list of favorite things?

  • 4
    Valerie says:

    I was wondering if you got the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies in yet, or are they still on Pre-Order?
    Thanks

  • 5

    Ok – so we haven’t even seen the September sets yet … what do you have planned for the October release? I can’t imagine September being topped but you always amaze me!

    Teresa

  • 6
    Deidra says:

    How do you get so creative! I am also trying so hard to create the letter container that you have in your scrap room, I have bought the freezer tubes at Walmart, but cam not get the letters to stay on. Please help!

  • 7
    Niki says:

    I know you don’t want to give away future stamp set ideas, but I would love to see a snowman set and a baby set. Thanks!

  • 8
    Heather B says:

    Hi Nichole – I saw before the site crashed that the tins would be back in stock on Thursday…any idea when the cardstock will be back in stock? Thank you!
    Heather

  • 9
    Niki says:

    Oh, I forgot, do you already have an idea about what you are doing for the anniversary set? I can’t wait to see it (like all the sets lol)!

  • 10
    Lisa says:

    You told us the websites you use for the fonts for your stamps when you were on SCS forum last month, I believe. Can you tell us what they were again? I can’t seem to find that info on SCS. Thanks!

  • 11
    Kathy Jackson says:

    I love all the tins and containers that you have. Are there are different ones in the future? And just out of curiosity (ok i can’t spell) how far in advance do you have your releases set? Like, do you already have the next couple of releases done? And what foods do you eat that give you all that creativity!!! I need to be eating it!!! You are an awesome designer!!

  • 12
    Carole says:

    I’m new to Papertrey and dying to recreate so many of the projects you have featured. I’m a little overwhelmed though so I’m glad you’re taking questions. Here’s mine:
    What would be a good punch to start with? I’m looking for one that would be the most versitile to start along with one of the stamp sets that coordinate with the punches. I will add them all eventually thanks to my OCD about stamping/scrapping supplies but I need a starting point…thanks!!

  • 13
    Elizabeth Jones says:

    I am wondering if Papertrey will be growing anytime soon? For example, have you thought of working with guest designers for special theme sets or collaborations?

    -Elizabeth

  • 14

    Will any of the little stamps from the Spooky Sweets fit in the frame of the label stamp from the treats set you showed today?

  • 15
    Jen Stevenson says:

    If you’re releasing Christmas now what next? Valentines Day? Did I miss a Fall set in my collection?

  • 16
    Donna Baker says:

    I’d like to know when the Spellbinders Wizard Embossing Kit is going to be available again.

  • 17
    Marge Sexton says:

    Hi Nicole, I don’t really have any questions, but I would like to let you know how much joy you bring to many of us with your creativity. Not only the lovely sets that you design, but your wonderful customer service, and your great packaging, you wonderful previews. You know how to do things right. Thanks for the Inspiration! You are a blessing!
    Hugs,
    Marge

  • 18

    Do you know when paper will be back in stock? I wanted to order some tonight! 🙁

  • 19
    Wendalyn says:

    I just want to know how you come up with so many great idea’s my head would hurt from trying to think them up. Everything you do inspires me. I color everything and never use colored inks but your examples are great with no coloring…

  • 20
    Julie C. says:

    Do you have any plans to carry shimmery white cardstock?

  • 21
    stacy says:

    Do you have any plans for creating larger font sentiments? Some that maybe have 3 or 4 lines but with a font of 24-30pts or larger? Even a sentiment with a mixed sizes (large & small) would be great! 🙂

  • 22
    Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Hi, I just left these in the chat forum, are we supposed to be over here? condfused! anyway:

    Any word on when Borders and Corners Circle will be available?

    Any update on when Nestabilities will be available? (I think the blog still says Sept 10 but the ordering page still says preorder…)

    Also, just curious how it works for the Guest Star Stamper prize during a month when you have multiple stamp sets released? Do you choose a set for them or does the winner give a preference? Just wonderin’…

  • 23
    Julie Masse says:

    I am just wondering when you’re coming to Maine? 🙂 Seriously though, what more big releases are coming up – can you give us any hints??

  • 24
    Michelle says:

    Hi Nichole,
    I was hoping for the following sets:
    – a Thanksgiving set (will there be one for the next release?)
    – a Back to School set (I know school has already started, but I just started my scrapbook pages)
    – an alphabet set would be lovely (you have such a nice way with fonts)
    – a General journaling/scrapbooking set for scrapbookers
    I know, I know I’m asking a lot 🙂

  • 25
    Tracy says:

    If you sell out of these new sets, how long will it take before you have more in? Who are we kidding…you know they will be a sell out! 🙂

  • 26
    Sara says:

    Nichole,

    I was wandering around Splitcoast and the project idea for the week is stamping on tiles – and they used Stazon to color the tile. Can you use Palette inks for that or do they dry too fast?

  • 27
    Karen Lazar says:

    What size scalloped circle punch did you use on the teal and olive holiday treat tin?

  • 28
    Julie Brooks says:

    Do you have any plans for Cardstock in different colors? We love the Stampers Select White!!

  • 29
    Suzy says:

    12:20 am here in Halifax – so tired but hanging in for Santa! I feel like a kid again.

  • 30
    Angie Warren says:

    I have to be honest I have not yet purchased any Papertrey stamps. It’s not that I don’t LOVE them, it’s just that I don’t know how to use clear stamps. I know I am probably the last person on earth that hasn’t tried them, but I have all wood mounted stamps. I read your blog a short time ago about this very subject and have decided to get one and try it out. I love to make gifts and bake for the holidays so which set would you suggest for a novice like me? It really is funny though, I have this really ginormous shopping cart over at Papertrey, that has like $500 worth of stuff in it! I really do want it all!!!! I love so many of your stamp sets and the Nestabilities are totally to die for!! I want the scalloped punches and inks. Well let me know what you think. Have an awesome night I know these new sets will be another huge success for you!!
    Angie

  • 31
    Angie Warren says:

    I have to be honest I have not yet purchased any Papertrey stamps. It’s not that I don’t LOVE them, it’s just that I don’t know how to use clear stamps. I know I am probably the last person on earth that hasn’t tried them, but I have all wood mounted stamps. I read your blog a short time ago about this very subject and have decided to get one and try it out. I love to make gifts and bake for the holidays so which set would you suggest for a novice like me? It really is funny though, I have this really ginormous shopping cart over at Papertrey, that has like $500 worth of stuff in it! I really do want it all!!!! I love so many of your stamp sets and the Nestabilities are totally to die for!! I want the scalloped punches and inks. Well let me know what you think. Have an awesome night I know these new sets will be another huge success for you!!
    Angie

  • 32
    Jenn Hardie says:

    I placed the first half of my order and I got some of the clear top hinged tins. The button said order but when it went into my cart in the ‘in stock’ column it said no that it’s not in stock. Was the backorder button just not on or is it not a backorder item yet?

  • 33
    Madisson says:

    Not really sure if you’ve answered this before or not, but are the tins going to be restocked anytime soon?
    Madisson

  • 34

    I love the new forum you set up, I know its not working, but it happens to the best of us. I love your sets, do you have any plans on creating a stamp set for Breast Cancer Month or any other specialty causes?

  • 35
    Karen Johnson says:

    Are you planning on doing a young girl/young boy set? I would love to have this kind of a set to use in my scrapbooks.

    Karen

  • 36
    Linda says:

    Where can we buy the prism cardstock that you used for your cards today?

  • 37
    Adelina says:

    This is my first time waiting for the big release! I would like to see some stamps for use with scrapbooking.

    How many designers help you design the stamps? Or do you do it alone?

  • 38
    Wendalyn says:

    I do got one more question. How do you get your images so sharp. I have problems when i stamp with the polymer sets that it isn’t solid when stamping? I am sure i am doing something wrong just not sure what. Its like it pulls off some of the ink when it stamps. TIA

  • 39
    Cindy B says:

    Do you have any plans to make stamps that are larger in size?

  • 40
    Kristyn says:

    This is more of a comment.

    My mom and I have had several discussions re: you…were your ears ringing? lol We have decided you use both sides of your brain. Now don’t laugh…that is really quite unique. You definately, and we will all agree, that you use your creative side. And You also use your analytical side. We think you have some “engineer” in you…for you to be able to come up with such detail..all fitting together so perfectly. Whatever it is about you, it is a “good thing”. We love your style. After using PT, all other sets become just sets. Your’s grow and change with my creativity flow. Toooooo cooool! Thanks for energizing the stamping world.

  • 41
    Beverly Ray says:

    Ithink the ornament set has me the most intrigued.

  • 42

    I know it’s probably too late to ask this, but I was wondering if you’ve thought about doing a Thanksgiving set? Like with pilgrims, a cornucopia, food feast, cute sayings about blessings, etc. I wanted to make Thanksgiving cards this year and I’ve only found a handful of sets that aren’t just pumpkins or fall leaves.

  • 43
    Beth M says:

    Just wondering if you’re going to do a countdown to the realease. This is the first time I’ve been present for the release!

  • 44
    Bobbie says:

    Hi!
    Ever think you might have release party ‘on site?’ I think I’d drive to cincinnati for that… it’s only 1 1/2 hrs away from me!! One can hope lol.

    Bobbie *Ü*

  • 45

    I thought of another question – Have you ever considered making your stamps in unmounted rubber? Being new to clear stamps, I’m still working to get my images really nice, clear and crisp. Yours are by far the best ones that I have ever used, but I find that clear stamps in general just require a different “touch” than my rubber stamps with my SU! ink and I’m still working on getting it right everytime.

  • 46
    Kristyn says:

    okay, I missed the hint on the “World Card Making Day” site. Where on that site was I to be looking. I looked under papertrey, papercrafts…where? Come on, give me more help…..please…(graveling now)
    Thank you ahead of time.

  • 47
    Donna says:

    If your order went through and you paid for it, how will you know if any items are backordered, slowing your order down?

    I am in a hurry to get mine, but am afraid the red primas, which appeared to be in stock when I ordered, but seconds later said backordered, will hold up my order. Maybe I got the last bottle of them and everything will be fine? If not, can I have another color of primas substituted so my order ships right out?

  • 48
    Sonja says:

    Are you releasing gingerbread sets next?

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