011208_stampsFor those of you wondering, we will be offering up TWO sets this month!  The last few days I have shown you projects utilizing Out on a Limb.  Today I present you with Mixed Messages.  A whopping 42 sentiments for only $15 (this is a photo taken of the sentiments upside down!  I can’t give away ALL my secrets before the countdown is over, now can I?!?!!)  I designed this set to fill a niche in my personal collection, and I think it will be useful to all of you as well.  There have been SO many occasions where I wanted a small sentiment to use with specific punches.  Something understated and petite.  This set will come to the rescue each and every time!!!

011208_ladybug_wish_cardHere is a little project I whipped up using Little Lady.   Remember that set from WAY back when?  I am always so busy promoting new sets, I thought it would be fun to bring out a golden oldie.  I honestly forgot how FUN this set can be!  The ladybugs made it easy to bring together a quick & easy one layer card together.

011208_make_a_wish_closeupThe sentiment "make a wish, from the new Mixed Messages set, coordinates perfectly with the word window punch from SU!  I just stamped the sentiment on one end of the shape and trimmed a portion of the opposing end off.  I really like the subtle detail that it adds to the project.

011208_floral_fabulous_cardNext up is a project that brings back one of my favorite sets of all time, Beautiful Blooms.  I really like the way the pumpkin & olive pigment inks look on the Kraft cardstock.  Real earthy & stylish, all at the same time.

011208_fabulous_closeupThe sentiments in our new Mixed Messages set are a wonderful companion to those itty-bitty dies in the Nestabilities Collection.  This project used the smallest die in the LARGE Nestabilities Oval Collection.  These smaller dies make it so easy to pull together a real coordinated look.  And I also LOVE the phrase "Absolutely Fabulous".  I have a girlfriend in particular that I plan on sending this to!

I am anxious to hear what you come up with for uses & coordination when you receive your sets!  While playing around tonight I discovered that they also match our smallest Borders & Corners images, along with all the small tag dies designed for the Cuttlebug.   I am quite certain that you will find yourself using these miniature sentiments often!


ink: Purely Pomegranate & Rose Red inks from SU!

stamps: Little Lady & Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

paper: Stamper’s Select White Cardstock

other: purely pomegranate stitched ribbon from SU!, corner rounder punch from Fiskars


ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive pigment inks from SU!

stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Limitless Labels (small flower) & Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

paper: Kraft cardstock from Bazzill, Pumpkin Pie cardstock from SU!

other: Nestabilities


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  • 1
    Barb Schram says:

    Oh my, this is a wonderful set…it is on my list. Barb 🙂

  • 2
    Anne Lawrie says:

    I’ve been wanting “absolutely fabulous” as well, so that is going to be my pet name for this set. A stamper can never have enough sentiments!


  • 3
    Alli Miles says:

    oh Nichole…I just love how you think…because I am almost positive those sentiments are missing from my collection too *lol* Can’t wait until the 15th because I NEED those stamps.

  • 4
    Beth says:

    Definitely on my list! I am always searching for just the right saying and one that fits in tools I already have is “absolutely fabulous!”

  • 5
    Charlene Austin (Willow01) says:

    Wonderful!! If you say I need it….then I do. Heehee. Great cards. Love them!!

  • 6
    niccole-k says:

    Nichole you have outdone yourself this month. I cannot wait for the 15th … you ROCK Nichole ~

  • 7
    Rose Ann says:

    These look lovely! Understated and petite is my favorite!! Yay! Can have too many sentiments. 😉

  • 8
    Heather J. says:

    I was initially thinking that one set would do…but, not so much! I’ll be putting 2 sets in my cart!!! Thanks for incorporating the older sets – it inspires me to whip them out again. Heather J.

  • 9
    Jewels says:

    Just send me the bill (and the sets of course)…no need to see more!!! LOL Can’t wait. I hate trying to sort through my stuff and see what fits what! Great job and B-E-A-UTIFUL Cards!!!

  • 10

    lovin’ those cards with the new sentiments set!!! thanks so much for doing these, Nichole!!

  • 11
    janice says:

    please stop torturing us and release already! RELEASE!! {whimper whimper}

  • 12
    Estivalia says:

    wow, I’ll have to take a look at the other sentiments when it’s released, but so far… it’s already on my list! thanks Nicole! 🙂

  • 13
    Sandy Kay says:

    Oh my, I didn’t order any sets last month because I – like some others, don’t do many valentines. BUT, these 2 new sets are a MUST for me! I love the way you used the previous sets! Can you please make more cards/projects for ALL your stamp sets in the near future??!
    Sandy Kay

  • 14
    Lorien Clark says:

    Love what I have seen of both the sets so far! Please tell me you will have lots in stock or that you will be getting more shippments in before Feb 14th. I need to get the last of my sets to qualify for the come grow with us program and I most likely will have to wait until after Feb 10th to place my order. It’s not in the budget for this month.

  • 15
    Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Looks like a must have set!

  • 16
    Melissa Flieg says:

    I am always looking for new sentements. Love the font you used. Can’t wait to see what all you have included. I’m sure it will be a must have. Maybe with only two new sets this month I can go back and an early set or two that I missed before I discovered PTI.

  • 17
    Sara Paschal says:

    I love how you have made them to go with the smaller punches and dies, that is great no more breaking out the markers to color one word at a time. Great job!

  • 18
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Can’t wait…Can’t wait….Can’t wait!
    I love sentiments. IMHO, you can never have enough!
    Thank you too, for showing off older sets. I’ve overlooked one thinking that I probably could do without it (I know, the horrors). Now, I’m seriously reconsidering……
    You rock my world, Nicole! Can’t wait…can’t wait…can’t wait…

  • 19
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    I’m sorry I spelled your name wrong…..typing too fast for my own fingers!

  • 20

    great cards!! I love the one layer simplicity of both cards!! I’m always trying to create layer after layer – these show how beautiful one layer cards can be (and easy to create as well)! love the one rounded corner too – can’t wait for these sets to be available!!

  • 21
    Becky says:

    Can’t wait to see them all!

  • 22
    Beth Silaika says:

    Oh Nichole! You get my stampin’ buzz up! (that’s a good thing for me – bad for my DH’s wallet!)

  • 23

    Beautiful cards and I can hardly wait to see the new sentiments…..


  • 24
    Starla (star) says:

    I love both of your cards!! I’m sooo drawn to the more simple, yet elegant layouts! I can hardly wait for the release!

  • 25
    Donelda says:

    Nicole, I just have one thing to say…. you are amazing!!!


  • 26
    Wendy says:

    Great examples! Thanks so much for sharing these with us :).

  • 27

    Beautiful! I can hardly wait! I just bought those tiny Cuttlebug tags a few weeks ago and have used them lots already. It will be great to have some sentiments stamps that really fit on them well! 🙂

  • 28
    Sue Lelli says:

    I LOVE that you are making cards using old stamp sets with brand new sentiments. I am new to Papertrey and all of your stamp sets are new to me. I have looked at ALL of your Archives and found some fabulous ideas but I think it would be great for you to challenge your designers and others to periodically go back to a previous set. This might make others buy an oldie but goodie they didn’t buy before plus inspire new customers to buy more than just the new sets.

    Your site, your stamps, your ideas are simply amazing! I am so glad I found you!!

  • 29
    sarah c. (WAstamper on SCS) says:

    Love the mini messages. And thanks for pulling out the old sets. Just what I needed to decide which to order to get my 12 sets before Feb. 14th:) Yup, I’m one of the few who hasn’t gotten there yet!

  • 30
    Geny says:

    Beautiful cards, looks like a great sentiment set the I will just have to order!

  • 31
    Colleen says:

    Another must have set, Nichole !I love the way you utilize Stampin’ UP! punches and Cuttlebug dies. It makes life easy and adds to the incentive to buy LOL!
    If I hold a mirror to the monitor, do you think I can see the other sentiments? BWAAHHAAAAAAAA!

  • 32
    Granna on the Go says:

    Just what I have wanted. So often, I can’t find the right expression or word to fit the situation that I want for a card. You have come to the rescue! Thanks again. I am getting so excited!

  • 33
    Sarah says:

    Awesome. I can already tell this is a must have set that I will use constantly. Thank you for your creativity.

  • 34
    Paula says:

    Oh wow – fab! Can’t wait til the release!

  • 35

    Oh, thank you thank you for another set with little words, this is going to be great!

  • 36
    Julie Masse says:

    Nicole! These sets look to be another great release! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got coming up!!

  • 37
    Kacey says:

    You are killing me! 🙂 Thank God for that gift certificate!

  • 38
    Donna says:

    I am just so excited about these sets!

  • 39
    Chris says:

    Can’t wait to get both of the new sets!!!! I’m so excited!!!! These look FAB!!!!

  • 40

    Stunning cards and projects Nichole, Jennifer 🙂

  • 41
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Love the ladybug card! I have that set and I might just have to CASE this fabulous card! TFS!

  • 42
    Debbie Barnhart says:

    The thing I love most about PT stamps is the wonderful designing of each and every stamp! I have 15 sets already and every set is detailed to perfection!! Thank you so much, Nicole and team!!!

  • 43
    MaryEileen says:

    I love the simple beauty of all the stamps.
    They just seem right for so many occasions, and I’m happy to send the cards I make with the Papertrey sets. They are all my favorites. MaryEileen

  • 44
    Sandy says:

    I purchased merchandise from your site for my daughter and she loves everything. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • 45
    Stephanie Ellis says:

    I LOVE PTI’s simple and clean style. Because the stamps are so versatile and pretty, anyone can make a beautiful card or any other paper craft project. Can’t wait to get the sentiments set!!!

  • 46
    Trish says:

    Your customer service is great …and of course, I love your stamps and creative projects. Thanks!

  • 47
    Dana says:

    I vote for the card that Niki Estes sent in. It is fabulous. Barb Schram would be a close second. Thanks girls for the great ideas.

  • 48
    linda mccrea says:

    loved Barb’s key cards very creatinve

  • 49
    Nancy says:

    I vote for Barb Schram’s smartie airplanes. What a cute idea!

  • 50
    linda mccrea says:

    I vote for Barb Schram and the key

  • 51

    Fantastic handy work and I can think of so many uses for such stationary, like wedding invitations!

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