2008 Papertrey Favorites

By December 26, 2008The Inside Scoop

It’s always somewhat sad to see the holidays come to a close.  But on the other hand, it is always nice to get back into a normal routine! I’ve received several emails from those of you who were lucky enough to get a Papertrey gift certificate as a gift, wanting to know what my favorite, must-have Papertrey products are in order to help you narrow down your wish list!  I thought the question was deserving of a blog post, so here it goes!

CLICK directly on each of the large headings to be linked directly to the products mentioned!


Polka Dot Basics


How do I love thee, let me count the ways!  This set is never very far from my reach when I am stamping.  It pretty much lies right next to my adhesive and paper trimmer, really, it’s that important!  Not only do I have six different polka dot styles at my disposal, but the set is also fun & super easy to use.  In fact, there are very few projects where I don’t use one of the images!  If you do not have this set in your collection yet, you are missing out!!!

Guide Lines

Another basic that I turn to quite often.  (Just in case you missed the original introduction to this set and the tutorial on the easiest way to use it, you can find it HERE).I love using the individual elements as focal points since they coordinate so easily with a 3/4″ square punch.  I love using it to create custom backgrounds for each project.  I guess I just overall love discovering new ways to use this amazingly versatile set!  Every time I pick it up I am able to create something totally new and different.  Anything that provides me with variety like that is worth every penny of its cost!

Recipe Box stamp set & Recipe Cards

I think this is one of my favorites just because I am so passionate about cooking & organization, and this fills a need for me in both areas.  I’ve already used the stamp set to create my own recipe organization system along with several little gifts.  And of course, the organization system wouldn’t work nearly so smoothly without the coordinating box & recipe cards.  I love that I can permanently use the same style & size recipe cards without having to change mid-stream.  Having that continuity will really help me to maintain my ever growing collection of recipes, and I seriously need all the help I can get!

Raspberry Fizz

This is my absolute favorite color that we released this year.  It is SO incredibly rich and so much more versatile than I intended.  It is deep enough that it can be elegant an go so well with many earth tones and all your favorite deep colors.  But on the flip side it can be made to look bright and cheerful by pairing it with brighter hues.  I could seriously just eat the Raspberry Fizz ribbons; they are just so yummy!

My Timeless Templates

Love, love, love these.  In a way, they have really changed the way I paper craft.  I always used to pick up interesting candy & other small goodies, thinking I would one day come up with some interesting & clever packaging for them. And there they would sit, because let’s be honest!  Coming up with packaging templates on your own can be really time consuming and such a trial by error kind of deal!  Now that Lauren’s printable templates have been introduced, I have been pulling those tid bits & treats out and just deciding which one of the Timeless Templates would be the perfect fit, then click & print!  It’s inexpensive, easy and in the end provides such a wonderful first impression to the recipient of the gift! 

Bitty Baby Blessings

This was one of my favorite image based sets that we released this year.  I love the versatility of the size of all the cute little animals.  The larger images are big enough that they work well with paper piecing, yet small enough that they are not a chore to color in.  The bitty versions of the images are perfect to use on nugget labels, adorn envelopes, embellish ribbons and so much more.  And I myself have used the set in its entirety for so much other than baby projects..  The images a perfect for children of any age when paired with the right sentiment.  The bunny will even work well on spring and Easter projects in the next few months!

Floral Frenzy


If you are in need of a basic floral set and do not yet own this one, I highly recommend it.  It is neutral enough in it’s basic design that it can be utilized for a multitude of styles and looks successful.  Whether it be vintage, modern, rustic, clean & simple, these images can take on whatever persona you wish.  And as I said earlier, versatility is a characteristic I find to be very valuable in my craft space.


Ocean Tides


This is my second favorite color release this year.  I love Ocean Tides paired with so many of our other colors… Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate and so many more.  It is a color that has no gender boundaries because it can be made to look either feminine or masculine.  Ocean Tides is one color that I am constantly restocking in both cardstock & ribbons!

Quilter’s Sampler3/4″ square punch


This was probably the stamp set that I felt the most excitement about releasing this year.  (If you missed my introduction of Quilter’s Sampler, you can see it HERE).  I love this set because of many of the characteristics I have outlined above with other favorites.  Versatility, since I can use it for feminine, masculine or gender neutral cards along with almost any occasion. I also like that I can use the quilt blocks as either a focal point or background. The blocks are easy to punch out with the coordinating 3/4″ square punch, so I can create quilts of any size or shape I desire.  And most of all the set really quenches my ongoing desire to quilt with fabric.  It’s like I get to participate in this long lost art, only in a quick & easy format that I am already familiar with.

1.5″ wide Scor-tape


So many people have asked me over the years what I use to adhere paper or cardstock to the outside of tins without having trouble with it coming off down the road.  This extra wide Scor-tape is the PERFECT answer and something I can’t live without when it come to any alteration projects.  Because it’s so wide, it takes less yardage to get the job done.  Many of our smaller tins are about 1.5″ high, so one strip of this tape with hold any paper permanently in place.  I prefer using this tape to liquid glues such as Mod-Podge because it is cleaner, easier and there is no drying time required.  And no matter how thick the cardstock you wrap around a tin, this tape with hold the best.  One roll will be enough for dozens of projects!  I highly recommend it!
I hope you have enjoyed a few of my favorite things. Enjoy these last few days of the holiday weekend and be sure to try to get some stamping time in for yourself!!!

To help you get a good start on your stamping with the new year I am offering up not one but

TWO $50 Papertrey Gift Certificates! 

Two lucky winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on this post!  Just let us know what YOUR favorite 2008 product release from Papertrey has been and you can have a chance to win!  Have fun and good luck!


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-01-03 14:03:00 UTC

Comment #464 belongs to:

My favorite for 2008 were the Timeless Templates! What great ideas for everyone to use to make their specail gifts! Thanks for the chance to
win the GC! Happy New Year everyone!!! Hugs Kay

Comment #941 belongs to:

is so hard to decide on my favorite release of 2008–because I love so
many of the Papertrey items. I look so forward to release day every
month! If I have to pick just one item, it would have to be paper. If I
had to pick just one color, it would have to be raspberry fizz! I used
it for cards today, paired up with dark chocolate and kraft. It was a
lovely combo!

Congratulations to both Kay and Sandye! Please email customer service with your email address to have your $50 gift certificates sent to you!  Enjoy your little Papertrey shopping splurge!  And thanks to everyone else for playing!

Fine Print: This contest will close @ noon EST on January 2nd and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter.  The winners will be chosen fromt he comments left on this specific post via the Random Number Generator.  Please play nice, only one entry per person.  Winners are responsible for emailing customer service with their email addresses in order to claim the prizes.


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  • 1
    Theresa Grdina says:

    WOW! #1 usually doesn’t win, but I will post anyway! lol!! My favorite papertrey release is RASPBERRY FIZZ. It was on my Christmas list but Santa doesn’t shop on-line, I guess!! LOL! But maybe now I can order some FIZZ for myself! Gotta love it!

  • 2
    Jamie says:

    Thanks for providing your list, there are lots of great things on it. I love the polka dot basics, I love to use polka dots on everything so it is very fitting!

  • 3
    Sarah White says:

    I have to say that I pretty excited for the Mazel Tov set. It is very hard to find really great Jewish stamps! I have used this set so many times since I have bought it. πŸ™‚

  • 4
    Jana says:

    I guess I would have to say Heart Prints is one of my favorite new PTI releases from 2008, but I also love all the gorgeous new colors with their coordinating pieces!! Keep up the great work Nichole!!!

  • 5
    Cara S says:

    Wow, it’s so hard to choose! I love the kraft paper Papertrey sells. I’m also a huge fan of polka dot basics (everyone should own this!) and Heather’s rustic snowflake set.

  • 6
    Lucille says:

    Love My Timeless Templates, so nice to be able to customize boxes and such for gifts and so easily! In general I love the clean lines and elegance of the Papertrey products…

  • 7
    Cynthia says:

    the new heart set… so cute!

  • 8
    Carla says:

    Wow, great products!! I don’t own any Papertrey Products yet, but I love the polka dot basics. Super cute!

  • 9
    Doris says:

    I like the raspberry fizz paper and the matching ribbons and paper.

  • 10
    stacy says:

    Polka Dot Basics is my all time fave PTI stamp set too! I can’t wait to see what you have planned for 2009!

  • 11
    MelissaC says:

    I think my faves are Rasberry Fizz– I am definitely a bright color lover!! My fave stamp set is also Polka Dot Basics– I LOVE Polka Dots. Finally, I love the Timeless Templates because they have made homemade gift giving so much easier!! Thanks for the cahnce to win!!

  • 12
    Marci says:

    I love all of your choices! I think that giving away two gift certificates is extremely generous, too! Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, and keep those new releases coming!

  • 13
    Chris says:

    Warm Happiness is my favorite — but it is almost impossible to pick a favorite!!

  • 14
    Kim Ross says:

    RASPBERRY FIZZ for sure!! Gorgeous color! My favorite for 2009? That terrific deep grape color. (I can dream, right?) πŸ™‚

  • 15
    Col says:

    I am going to have to agree with Nichole’s number one choice and say polka dot basics as being my favorite. I just got Paper Tray, Polka Dot Basics, Sweet Love, and My Punny Valentine for xmas. I also got Home for the Holiday’s additions, so if I were to win a gift certificate I would purchase some of the lovely papers and Floral Frenzy set.

  • 16
    LizzyM says:

    Ooooh… I LOVE the polka dot basics, but my absolute favorite PT release this year has got to be Guide Lines. I just love how easy it is to make elegant, understated cards with this set. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for 2009!

  • 17
    Julie says:

    Well I just got Heart Prints and Raspberry Fizz and I love them both so much! The hearts are absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to see what you do in 2009!

  • 18
    christine says:

    I look longingly at all the papertrey products but to date I only have the Timeless Templates, which I LOVE. Hope to expand my collection in 2009!

  • 19
    Stacey says:

    Polka Dot Basics – I don’t have it yet but it is on the top of my wish list!

  • 20
    Bonnie says:

    I know it’s a bit early to be talking “New Year’s Resolutions” but mine this year I’ve decided is going to put all our family fav recipes, on cards and save them in one place, all those recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, I do not want them to get lost, so this is my plan for 2009. I was lucky enough, that Santa shops at Papertrey =),so I have the recipe box, cards and stamps to get me started. I can’t wait to get going, I love all these products, their look is timeless and I hope so will my recipe box.

    Thanks, Bonnie

  • 21
    Avital says:

    I absolutely adore your products. Everything is in such high quality.

    My absolute favorite (which I have not yet managed to buy, as it was not available when I placed my order) is the POLKA DOTS BASICS.

    But I am surely going to shop again at your online store πŸ™‚

  • 22
    Michelle A. says:

    I really love the new hearts prints set & raspberry fizz paper… I cant wait to get my hands on them! I also like all of the timelese templates, especially the recipe box. I just found PTI this year so everything is new to me, I love all of your paper – it is fabulous! I also had to get the wise owl set & polka dot basics….love them.

  • 23
    Fleur says:

    The First Fruits set that Becky Oehlers dreamed up it just magical! The acorn, the pineapple; I just love it. Elegant and organic all at once.

    I also deeply love the chocolate and poppy colored papers and inks – delicious!

  • 24
    Fleur says:

    The First Fruits set that Becky Oehlers dreamed up it just magical! The acorn, the pineapple; I just love it. Elegant and organic all at once.

    I also deeply love the chocolate and poppy colored papers and inks – delicious!

  • 25
    Jenn B. says:

    I ABSOLUTELY love My Timeless Templates! Lauren has done such a great job making homemade gift giving easy and special! I LOVE THEM!!!

  • 26
    kathryn h says:

    WOW — how do I choose??

    This was the year that I DISCOVERED Papertrey INk – (July to be exact) I have become obsessed with each months new releases —

    I LOVE the new teacher set — so adorable

    My favorite paper line is Red Poppy– Just love that color- love the ribbon, love the ink,

    My favorite is Rustic Snowflake and Rustic Branches — so FABULOUS!

  • 27
    Katie D. says:

    My favorite release would have to be the Heart Prints set that you just released! I absolutely love it! It’s so versatile because it can be used throughout the year for little love notes or wedding cards.

  • 28
    Christi E. says:

    I think my favorite set of 2008 has to be Silent Night. My father recently became very involved in our church. He doesn’t get too excited about the cards I make but when he saw the Christmas cards I made for him and my mom using the Silent Night set, he was blown away! It really meant a lot to me that he liked them and he thought it was great that I got this set to make cards for them.

  • 29
    Lolita says:

    Polka Dot Basics is my favorite set and is so well used. Quilter’s Basic is another of my favorite sets. It’s so fun to design my own quilts and be able to finish them in one day. I also love all the colors of cardstock and the ribbon. Oh the ribbons is so rich. I can’t wait to see what 2009 has in store for Papertrey.

  • 30
    Loydene says:

    My personal favorite — Polka Dot Basics (tho’ it took me longer to purchase it!) But, I think that your MazolTov set should be a favorite for the “industry”!

  • 31

    Hi Nichole!

    Merry Christmas! I have so many favorite releases, but I really liked the Remember set and Raspberry Fizz (although I haven’t used it yet)!

  • 32
    Jen says:

    I LOVE the new Raspberry Fizz. I can’t wait to get my hands on some – maybe I’ll win the gift certificate so I can! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  • 33
    JTHStamper says:

    Picking a favorite is difficult but I would have to say my favorite is First Fruits. I love the stamp set and the coordinating paper.

  • 34
    leslie says:

    I think I’ll have to go with the Quilter’s Sampler and the Additions set. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 35

    Polka Dot Basics. This is the only polka dot set you will ever need. I love Quilter’s Sampler too and had to have it. I can’t stop thinking about Love Songs so I’ll have to have that very soon!

  • 36
    Judy Stiles says:

    My favorite for 2008 was the Recipe Box Stamp Set and Recipe Cards. I had been waiting a long time for such a set, and Nichole, this is absolutely the best!

  • 37
    Kerri says:

    I think the Raspberry Fizz is my favorite…but I want to try EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for all of the amazing tutorials.

  • 38
    Artyjen says:

    Each new set seems to be my favourite!!!
    If I had to choose, and obviously I do, it would have to be Board & Beams. Who would not be happy to live in a house like that?
    Best Christmas wishes.

  • 39
    Alanna says:

    The Pure Poppy Line is one of my favorties, as well as the stamp set that was released at the same time…..love love love it…..

  • 40
    Tina says:

    It’s so hard to chosse with so many great products; but I will say that Polka Dot Basics is my favorite stamp set ever! It’s so versatile and I think I use it for nearly every card I make. My favorite paper this year is Ripe Avocado, it’s so luscious and beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 41
    t. phillips says:

    I really like the Bitty Baby Blessings. It is on my to purchase list. I have looked into many different baby sets and keep coming back to this one.

  • 42
    Sarah V. says:

    Quilter’s Sampler is my favorite this year!

    Merry Christmas, Nichole! πŸ™‚

  • 43
    Chris says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one favourite from so many great sets of stamps, ribbons and papers – bit for me it has to be Polka Dot Basic – such an inspired set and one I reach for all the time!

  • 44
    nina says:

    Beautiful samples you’ve shown here (as always). I do like the Ocean Tides scheme. It’s so soothing and I love the polka dot ribbon!

  • 45
    Karen says:

    I’ve fallen in love with PTI this year, so I have many favorites. But, if I have to narrow it down, I would probably say the 2008 Holiday Tags stamp set, Guide Lines, and Boxes, Bags, and Tags stamp sets. I also really love Berry Sorbet. I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store for next year!!

  • 46
    charlotte says:

    my favorite is the templates – haven’t tried it yet but looks simple enough to make.

  • 47
    amy G. says:

    My favorite is definalty polka dot basics! I use it all the time. I love polka dots! I think I have them on every card I have made since I bought that set. Seriously!

  • 48
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I am trying to narrow this down to one favorite – I’d have to say the Quilters Sampler and the new addition of quilt blocks and Mixed Messages – I love that font! I hope you and your family had a great holiday season and have a happy new year!

  • 49
    2stampis2b says:

    So hard to pick, but I do love Snowfall, and I just got one of the punches!

  • 50

    It is nearly impossible to pick, but I suppose all three Quilters sets, plus I LOVE Made of Snow, and your ribbon is my FAVORITE. And I LOVE your blog… you are so creative and artistic, and I look forward to every posting, most especially to the monthly sneak peeks.

  • 51
    Dorothy says:

    2008 Holiday tags! Love this set, also Silent Night!

  • 52
    Rachel H. says:

    I am a huge fan of the TIMELESS templates!!! Love em all!!!

  • 53
    Kori says:

    My first purchase from Papertrey included Polka Dot Basics. The versatility is wonderful.I would love to add Raspberry Fizz to my color palette.

  • 54
    Sam says:

    Hi, I think that I have said before how much I like the heart stamps that have co-ordinating punches. If I won the gift certs I think that this would almost definitely be what I get!! Mind you, I’d have to rummage around to make absolutely sure!!

    Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  • 55
    StephG says:

    My favorites are the Warm Happiness stamp set and ALL of the colors! Happy New Year!

  • 56
    Colleen says:

    I love all the wonderful card stock in so many lucious colors. YUM!!
    Hugs and good wishes to all for the new year,

  • 57
    Sue Symens says:

    Wow! What a great line up you have. Thanks for creating such inovative products.

  • 58
    Elaine says:

    Hi Nichole, I love the Polka Dots the very best…they’re so timeless! πŸ™‚

  • 59
    Keri Jackson says:

    I too love the polka dot basics! I don’t own it yet, so to win a gift card would be awesome πŸ™‚

  • 60
    Lisa G. says:

    I have to say that my favorite is Polka Dot Basic, I like you Nichole want to reach for it everytime I want to create something. I think my next fav is Basic Background Stars. I just just received it and only had time to make one card with it but I can see that I will be using it often as well. The reason I like these is the fact I can make my own patterened paper, something that is unique or one of a kind. I’m looking forward to more background sets.

  • 61
    Jeanette says:

    It’s got to be Lauren’s Timeless Templates…I love that they are so versatile.

  • 62
    Mary K says:

    I have a hard time narrowing it down to one favorite thing, but I have to say your kraft cardstock. I used it as a base for my Christmas cards this year and several birthday cards. Now it’s time to restock so a PTI gift certificate would always come in handy. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win and for a great year Nicole!

  • 63
    Crisanne Durrant says:

    Pond life has got to be one of the best masculine stamp sets I have ever seen! It is perfect to create for boys and men!

  • 64
    Kendra in St. Joseph, MO says:

    My favorite release would have to be the recipe set. I haven’t purchased it (yet) but I can’t wait to redo all my recipes and be able to hand beautiful copies to people who request them.

  • 65

    I also love floral frenzy. I don’t have it yet but hopefully I can win and get it!

  • 66

    My favorite is Polka Dot Basics. I just got it, finally, but haven’t had a chance to ink it up yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 67
    Connie K. says:

    Definitely Guidelines set! It is so versatile and classic and elegant.

    Connie K.

  • 68
    Steph says:

    GREAT “Top Ten” list! My favorite product to be introduced this year has been the entire “Perfect Match” line. I LOVE the paper, ink, and definitly the ribbon. I would also have to say that I am in love with Raspberry Fizz.

  • 69
    Joan B says:

    Honey Bees! Love that set. It can be elegant or cute. And Mailbox Greetings. Extremely versatile. I could go on, but I’ll quit at 2!

  • 70
    Chrissy Lux says:

    It’s a tie for me … Quilters Sampler & Raspberry Fizz!

    Thanks for sharing your top 10!

  • 71
    Marsha says:

    I love the new Raspberry Fizz ink, cardstock and ribbons…as well as the Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned papers….they are absolutely beautiful. As far as stamp sets, where do I begin?? I will tell you that I used the stamp sets Snowfall and Snowfall Additions in conjunction with the new snowflake punches for my hoilday cards this year. I just love them!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 72
    Kerry says:

    It’s hard to choose a favorite. I love the Rasberry Fizz paper & ribbon, and I also really like the Quilters Sampler set, as well as the sentiments set that goes with it. But, I love all the other cool stuff that I’ve gotten from Papertrey this year too!

  • 73
    cathier says:

    my life was not complete until I got the polka dot basics set. I love this set and use it all the time!

  • 74
    Maureen says:

    I love Polka dot basics, Heartfelt basics and the Polka dot designer paper. I have Raspberry Fizz in the mail and I’m sure I will love it too!! Happy New Year to everyone at PTI! Thanks for your wonderful products!

  • 75
    Bonnie says:

    I have too many favorites – I think the release I’ve been most delighted with is Home for the Holidays – I loved putting that together with Boards and Beams for Christmas cards. Wise Owl has been another favorite – I’m on a big owl kick lately, and it’s so versatile.

  • 76
    Lisa Foust says:

    I love the raspberry fizz too! My favorite stamp release was Wise Owl – Love it! Got it for my birthday this year!!!!

  • 77
    Joella says:

    Polka Dot Basics is a neccessity! I love that set! Merry Christmas!!!

  • 78

    holy schmoly – we could win a $50 gift card????? how sweet would that be?
    My favorite new thing is probably the quilted sets and sentiments – my mom is a quilter and I love “making” quilted cards for her. I can color them however I wish and the squares are fun to play around with. I also love that it fits into the 3/4″ square punch – how easy!

  • 79
    Lorri says:

    I am with you on the Raspberry Fizz – love the color. Hope you had a great Christmas!

  • 80
    Sharon says:

    Woo-hoo! I actually own one of your top ten: Floral Frenzy. I’ve used this for both sympathy and birthday cards. Love how with different color schemes it is so versatile to fit the occasion needed. One more Christmas get together on the 28th, then I’ll be home free to place an order (want to wait just in case there is a gift certificate for me).

  • 81
    Miki B. says:

    I used this set so much this holiday season and I am still not tired of it. So my favorite is definitely your 2008 Holiday Tag Collection!! I have a feeling though, that if I owned all of the above ones it would be a much harder choice!

  • 82
    Beth D says:

    My absolute favorite from 2008 is the Quilter’s sets. So many things you can do with them!! Wishing papertrey the very best in 2009!!!

  • 83
    Katy Frame says:

    I’d have to say my favorite product released this year was Raspberry Fizz! Pink is my favorite color and I can’t wait to use it! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the chance to win, Nichole! I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings for PTI!!

  • 84
    Michele says:

    Oh your number one and mine are the same!!! I love polka dot basics. It is hands down my number one favorite! My fav color from this year is a tie between sweet blush and chocolate. And of course they look fab together.

  • 85
    Jessica says:

    My favourite? That’s easy: Raspberry Fizz. Yummy!

    Also: Forest Friends and Fresh Snow.

    I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

  • 86
    Kathi says:

    My PTI favorite was Quilter’s Sampler. Couldn’t wait to get that set. But——then you came out with Heart Prints and I really need it & I think I “need” Teacher’s Apple too! Have debated about Polka Dot Basics but may just have to have it. Want to get an order together soon so I can get more stamps and I must have Raspberry Fizz cardstock, ink & ribbon. Another must have was Mailbox Greetings and Boards and Beams. Can’t wait to see the awesome things you’ll come out with in 2009!

  • 87
    Debbie S says:

    I love all the Papertrey products, especially the ribbon. I am a ribbon junkie, and never seem to have enough. My favorite stamp set, at this time, is Rustic Snowflakes. It is a fun set to work with.

    Happy New Year, Nicole.

  • 88
    Maren says:

    My favorite stamp set is definitely the Garden of Life! Pure poppy is the ultimate color released this year. Can’t wait to see what magic you guys will create this year! Thank you!

  • 89
    Linda O says:

    I fell in love with the Rasberry Fizz collection!! ONe of my favorite colors! i cant wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 90
    Lee Cockrum says:

    It is very difficult to choose my favorite set… I think it might be the snowman set, as I love snow men SO much!! Even though it is more of a “seasonal” set.

  • 91
    Dale Anne says:

    All LOVELY choices Nichole!!!
    Lots more on my wish list as well!

  • 92
    jaime aldridge says:

    i would have to say my fav 2008 set is father knows best. i have tons of flower sets and birthday sets, but i have never come across a set like this one. it says everything i want to say to my dad and my husband. i love it! oh, and also, #2 would be teacher’s apple for the same reason, it says it all.

  • 93
    Alanna Moses says:

    My favorite stamp set from the year was Holiday Tags. I absolutely love it. As far as color goes, my favorite was ocean tides. So, so beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great gift.

  • 94

    What a great prize!!!! Thanks for the chance! I’ll tell you I love Guide Lines the best (what a totally unique set!) but my record shows Pond Life is my favorite (as I seem to use it the most often!)

  • 95
    Carol says:

    My favorite set this year is Warm Happiness. It’s perfect for sending warm hugs to a friend, or to decorate special packaging.

  • 96

    My fav would have to be Wise Owl and Wise Owl Bellies. They are sooo trendy!

  • 97
    pam Davis says:

    I love my Polka Dot Basics set! It got a lot of use on my holiday cards!!! I can’t wait to get the Rasberry Fizz ribbon and paper, it will be so perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.

  • 98

    I think maybe my favorite color has been Raspberry Fizz, but I sure wish it had come out a year earlier — it was a perfect match for one of my daughter’s wedding colors!

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    Patricia says:

    my favorite must be teacher’s apple, couse i’m a teacher so love the sentiments!!!

    baci Patricia

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    Emilia says:

    My favourite is Guide Lines, but I also love Remember and Polka Dots. I am happy because this year I worked hard and I managed to be able to buy all my favourite sets… I love the quality and design of PTI stamps!

  • 101
    Sandy Kay says:

    My absolute favorite item for this year is the Guidelines – it creates so many beautiful backgrounds! It it really hard to narrow it down because I like Polka dot basics so much as well!

  • 102
    calliezant says:

    I am new to PTI in 2008 so everything seems to be my favorite….but on top of the list is Guidelines. Without a doubt this stamp set gives me what I’m looking for no matter what the occasion. Perhaps we’ll see an addition to Guidelines in 2009? *wink*

  • 103

    Oh…a favorite, there are so many this year. I absolutely love all of the ribbons and coordinating papers. The matching punches have been wonderful too. I think my favorite stamp set though would have to be Bitty Baby Blessings. I use this set a lot and love it. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 104
    Barb M. says:

    My favorite is the Teacher’s Apple. I am always making teacher gifts and this set is fantastic! I love it and am so thrilled you came out with it!
    Barb M.

  • 105
    Ashley M says:

    Love all your picks! The polka dots are my fav!

  • 106
    cindy b says:

    My 2 favorites….that is hard to narrow down, I LOVE everything from Papertrey….I would have to say the Timeless Templates, which I have used over and over during the Holiday season for many gifts…everyone loves them! My 2nd choice would be the Holiday Tag set, I have used the tag set almost everyday for every gift this year. I will be able to continue using it for other gift tags as I go thru the year, its’ so versitale. thank you Nicole for ALL your hard work! Happy Holidays, Cindy

  • 107
    Jackie says:

    My favorite is the Guide Lines. It’s so versatile and with so many combinations you can make lots of different and interesting patterns and backgrounds. I can see I am going to need the Raspberry Fizz paper and ribbon soon, though, that is a gorgeous color!

  • 108
    sara says:

    Random Number Generator, please pick me as I really want some Papertrey goodies.

    Thank You!

  • 109
    Julie Carlisle says:

    My favorite releases this year are Polka Dots and all the cardstock/ribbons!! I know that is kinda 3 things but you just can’t separate the cardstock and ribbons…KWIM? Blessings for 2009!

  • 110
    Troy Louise says:

    This is a really hard one – I really love everything PTI does. The great coordination of everything, the beautiful colors & fantastic, innovative designs. Thanks for a wonderful year.

  • 111
    LISA says:

    I think that the Raspberry Fizz is definitely at the top of my list…and since I’m at work I couldn’t tell you exactly which stamp set is my fav.

  • 112

    Oh my!! I must have the Raspberry Fizz! I’ve seen it on many cards lately and I must have it! πŸ™‚
    Love that you’ve created products in the same colors – ribbon, ink, paper!!! I might have to make a purchase soon… I can’t hold off any longer! LOL!

  • 113
    Karen Milone says:

    I have to agree with Nichole, my fave is Polka Dot Basics. I use it the most out of all my PTI stamp sets.

  • 114
    Alyssa Walters says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE My Timeless Templates. They have made my gift-giving SOO much easier this year! I love that I can create stunning homemade gifts quickly and simply. Lauren and PTI have outdone themselves with this! I can’t get enough of them! And I must not leave without commenting on the Recipe set and Silent Night. I am absolutely in love with both of these items, as well. Thank you for wonderful inspirational items this year (As always!

  • 115
    Whitney says:

    I love all the new colors of ink. I love to stamp on fabric and the colors are so pretty!

  • 116
    Mandy Kirk says:

    I would have to say the Teacher Apple, I was always in search of a good set for teachers gifts, and now I have one!!

  • 117
    Melanie Douthit says:

    Okay – THAT is a hard question. I guess I’ll say Floral Frenzy – but I could easily choose 5 as a fav. πŸ™‚

  • 118
    teresa says:

    My favorite is the polka dots basic. I just love this line. It’s so verstile.

  • 119
    BeckyS says:

    Hmmmm Hard choice! but I really liked Rustic Snowflakes this year.

  • 120
    Carol B says:

    Hands down, I love the Boards and Beams set. It is fabulous. Every other house stamp or set out there is just too cutesy for my tastes, or there is the other “heavy” extreme of the Thomas Kinkaid house images. PTI’s houses are “just right”! Keep up the wonderful work you do! Wishing you a very successful 2009!

  • 121
    chris says:

    Fresh Fruits by far was my favorite set released this year!! i would love to see Becky do another set {hint, hint}. best wishes to you and PTI in 2009. >”<

  • 122
    karla says:

    My faves are Polka Dot Basics, Warm Happiness, Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado. Actually, I have made many cards/projects with the four of these together. Thanks for a great creative year…Looking forward to see what Papertrey will bring in 2009!!

  • 123
    BarbW says:

    I can honestly say that I love everything I have ever purchased from Papertrey. I just love the quality of all of the products. The stamp sets are amazing, the cardstock is awesome and the ribbons are luscious. Narrowing down to just one favorite is very difficult…but I absolutely LOVE the yummy ribbon Papertrey offers and I so appreciate that the ribbon perfectly coordinates with the cardstock and inks. AHHH! A cardmakers dream!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift certificate…my Wish List is sooo long!!

    Happy New Year!

  • 124
    Janelle says:

    I’m fairly new to Papertrey (just since September), but my favorite set since then is probably Warm Happiness. I love it so much more than any coffee/beverage based set that I’ve seen before. And it’s so versatile, too, since the words are easy to change out based on your hot bev. of choice. While I didn’t receive a gift certificate for Christmas, this post was quite timely as I’ve been planning to spend my Christmas money on Papertrey products. So helpful to know your “must haves.” And thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • 125
    Tabitha A. says:

    Nicole it is so hard to pick a favorite! I love all things PTI. Let me think…okay ready my favorite purchase for 2008 was drum roll please…..Wise Owl! I love putting together the little owls and all the different owl bellies.

  • 126
    Sara Paschal says:

    My fave set of the past year and the one I use the most has been Flower Garden and Flower Garden Sentiments. I so wish to get floral frenzy it is on my shopping list. What a great year for PTI, so many Many Many great items were released this past year and I am so looking forward to 2009.

  • 127
    Dana G says:

    Guidelines! I never knew!! So glad you directed us towards the demo on this as I had no idea!!! My wish list has extended from Polka dot basics to include the guidelines now!! THank you for your innovative stamps. I am already a huge fan of Lauren’s templates too. Keep up the awesome products at PTI.

  • 128
    Erin says:

    I also love Ocean Tides, the whole color collection. I actually love Aqua Mist a little more, but I was not 100% sure if that was a 2008 release though. I have both so I am a happy stamper!

  • 129
    Ellen says:

    I love everything!!! but I’ll narrow it down to My Timeless Templates. Lauren does an amazing job as do all your designers. Thank u, thank u for all your amazing ideas.

  • 130
    krista says:

    Snowfall Basics and Additions are my favorites, and even better, I received them for free on the Cruise! I have been using it for all of my Christmas packaging with craft white ink on my kraft bags.

  • 131
    Judy Miller says:

    It’s not a easy choice but I love Boards and Beams. It’s a very versatile set and fun to play with.

  • 132

    i’d have to say that the polka dot basics was my favorite release, even though i didn’t purchase it. that’s what i’d use the gift certificate for! i’ve been following PTI since you launched, and i’m so happy for your success.

  • 133

    I love the Polka Dot Basics set!! And, my favorite color of ink that I have purchased is Pure Poppy. Lots of great sets, lots of great colors! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

  • 134
    NancyL2648 says:

    My favorite 2008 product release was probably the Holiday Tag Collection….with Pure Poppy polka dotted ribbon being a close second.
    I made quite a few of the Tag collection projects with the nugget tin as gifts. Everyone loved them!

  • 135
    Jeaneen says:

    My favorite release was First Fruits. I especially love the pineapple – it reminds me of a Williamsburg welcome and the year my daughter spent in Hawaii.

  • 136
    Deanna says:

    Well without question it is Polka dot basics but I have already have a huge crush on Out of the Box nd Sentiments!

    I really have to give a shout out to two of my all time favorites Mixed Messages and Faux Ribbon! I used these sentiments all the time and they are definite must haves even thought I don’t think they are from this year!

  • 137
    Jeanne says:

    I absolutely LOVE the stamp set “Sweet Love”! I am so excited to use the Raspberry Fizz for Valentine’s projects and combine with the Timeless Templates. I love customizing the packaging for a special gift. I think Papertrey offers the very best of being versatile. The designs are so classic, clean and fresh. So many things to explore and create with! Thanks!!!!

  • 138
    Alyssa says:

    I love, love, love my guidelines set. I can’t say that I am very good at it yet, but it is so gorgeous and timeless. Thanks for the chance! :o)

  • 139
    Jannette D. says:

    I love the Dots and quilt blocks! And all the ribbons and papers. Who can get just one when ordering.

    Jannette D.

  • 140
    Emily W. says:

    I also really love the ocean tides, but also the antique cream color (I hope that’s the right name; I’m blanking and don’t want to back out of here or I’ll lose the comment!)

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    Katie Skiff says:

    I have to say Quilter’s Sampler and the sets to go with it. What a novel idea that set was. So many options!

    Thanks for the chance!!

  • 143
    Tammy says:

    I agree that polka dot basics is a must have! The only thing I don’t have that you mentioned is floral frenzy and it is on my “want” list.

  • 144
    Shannon says:

    I just found your blog and LOVE it! I enjoyed your Year in Review for 2008 – it inspired me to “dig deeper” into this really cool products. Thanks for blog – I’m a new fan!

  • 145
    Sherry says:

    I love First Fruits, and used it in one way
    or another for all of my Thanksgiving cards.
    I love Polka Dot Basics for its versatility.
    But, I would have to say that my absolute
    favorite new set was Bitty Baby Blessings.
    I love it because I was able to use it for
    cards sent to my first great nephew, born
    10/31/08. Such a sweetie!!! Finally, I love all the colors of cardstock PTI has
    come out with. It’s so wonderful to have
    paper, ink and embellies that all coordinate. Thanks, too, for a chance to win the gift certificate!

  • 146
    Amy McNulty says:

    Really, I love everything on this site. But I really love the look of the Quilter’s Sampler. So versitile!

  • 147
    Tricia T says:

    I just got to spend my first PaperTrey gift certificate right before Christmas. It was WONDERFUL! I bought Mixed Messages and Holiday Treats… both of which I wanted all year. πŸ™‚ I packaged some coffee and banana/chocolate chip bread in the frosted tin tie bags and made quick label tags and got so many comments!! πŸ™‚ I hope I’ll be able to buy more sets soon. πŸ™‚


  • 148
    Jennifer says:

    There are so many to chose from! My favorite though would have to be Polka Dot Basics. I use this set on everything!

  • 149
    Sheri Watts says:

    It is so hard to choose a favorite product. I don’t know how you did it , must have been like trying to choose a favorite child:) If I must choose I would say the Bitty Blessings set , I use that set all the time! I love the images and sayings they are darling. The Quilters sampler and corresponding additional sets are dear to my heart because I have so many talented quilters in my life. I am not a sewer by any means so this allows me to handmake “quilts” for them.

  • 150
    Kryssi says:

    I love all PTI stamps, but my favorite release this year is the dark chocolate card color! I practically use it in 95% of all my projects!

  • 151
    Linda Anderson (studbo) says:

    A chance to win a PTI gift certificate??? Of course I’m there!!! My two faves are the snowflake sets with coordinating punches and ALL of the perfect match colors (sorry but I honestly couldn’t pick just one favorite!).


  • 152
    Mary Cook says:

    I love Ocean Tides and the Polka Dot Basics. I’ve enjoyed all the inspirational ideas and products you’ve had this year.

  • 153
    Katie L. says:

    Let’s see, I love Polka Dot Basics, the new Raspberry Fizz, and First Fruits. I cannot pick a fav but those are my top three. Happy New Year!

  • 154
    Latisha says:

    I would have to say the Quilters Sampler set, I really just love that set, not to mention I just got published (very first time) in the Card Creations vol 7, using that set, so its very dear to me. I would also have to say the satin ribbon (in any color) I can tie the best bows with that stuff, OH and the poppy paper, ink and ribbon! Thank you for bringing us RED!!!
    I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings PTI!

  • 155
    Alice R. says:

    I have so many favorites from 2008, but I think the one of my favorites is Women of Life. I just adore the flowers in this set as well as the words. Also, I am always using the anniversary set from 2008. I use the sentiments ALL of the time. I am glad to have the opportunity to win. Thanks to all of the PTI staff, and may you have a wonderful new year. Alice Roushia

  • 156
    Dottie K says:

    I love the polka dot set, labels set and the baby set. Fantastic cardstock. Would love to add some of the newer colors but the pink is my favorite. Thanks for shaing your favorites and a chance to win. Have a wonderful new year and looking forward to seeing what’s next. πŸ™‚

  • 157
    krista says:

    I’m seriousely having a hard time limiting myself to pick just one-I’m going to be a bit different and say 2008 Holiday Tags. They are so versatile and can be used other times of the year, not just Christmas-I LOVE that about Papertrey Ink-all the sets really are versatile.
    One other comment I want to make is how INCREDIBLE your cardstock is-I cannot get over the quality!!!!! I am so spoiled now:) PS-I love Berry Sorbet-that color is just awesome!!!

  • 158
    Lorie says:

    I’m easily amused and love that you now have your wonderful paper in the Vintage Cream color. Love it! Okay, and Lauren’s templates…those are the bomb too!

  • 159
    Kelly A. says:

    I love Rustic Snowflakes! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 160
    Becky says:

    I would have to say the raspberry fizz paper. I love the framed art that Dawn McVey used making it…makes me want to get motivated to start working on fun ideas!!!

  • 161
    Kerri says:

    The Birthday Basics stamp set has been one of my favorites because it has so many useful sentiments for birthday cards!

  • 162
    Leslie E says:

    I agree Polka Dot Basics is my favorite stamp set. I am also loving the Papertrey Kraft paper, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 163
    Rebecca says:

    I was in a recipe swap with a lady that loves your products (and her cards were always fabulous). So that caused me to come on over and browse through all of your wonderful products. Browsing turned to needing: I have a wish list a mile long that includes lots of the raspberry fizz color!!!!

  • 164
    annabelle says:

    I adore the Timeless Template from lauren. They are amazing and super useful.

  • 165
    Amy Nemeth says:

    I found Papertrey Ink in 2008! It’s been very inspirational to try out your stamps and templates and inks and paper and to receive your newsletter. Hope 2009 is a great year for your company!

  • 166
    Nancy N says:

    Made of Snow was my favorite this year along with Rustic Snowflakes. I have used both sets so much that I was alittle afraid of wearing them out but, no they just keep working! I would love to see some additons to Made of Snow this coming year. Thank you Nicole for your constant inspiration and Happy New Year!

  • 167
    carmen says:


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    Pam Speidel says:

    All your products are on my Wish List, but my all time favorite one is the Quilter’s Sampler sets you released this year. Santa was listening and I received them for Christmas! πŸ™‚

  • 169
    Victoria says:

    I also have Raspberry Fizz pattern papers and ribbons on my Top 10 List! I think I will also “need” Teacher’s Apple for all the end of school gifts, guess that mean I will need Kraft and Red Poppy papers too!

    I would love some Nesties as well.

    Happy 2009 to all.

  • 170
    Becky says:

    Hmmm…very tough question. I don’t own nearly enough of your products, so if I were to win a gift certificate, my first purchase would be the polka dots then the first Halloween set (my FAVORITE holiday). But I would also love ANY one of Pine’s sets. All of her designs are wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win, Nichole!

  • 171
    Pam Speidel says:

    All of your products could be on my Wish List Nichole, but my all time favorite is the Quilter’s Sampler blocks released this year. Santa was listening to me and brought me the set for Christmas! Lucky me! πŸ™‚

  • 172
    Pam Speidel says:

    OOps! So sorry for the duplicate post…I recd an error msg on the first one and didn’t think it went through. :/

  • 173
    Marni says:

    i don’t usually go for the bright colors, but you just about have me convinced on that rasberry fizz! plus – the name is cute! thanks for the chance to win…

  • 174
    Stefanie says:

    My favorite product release this year was the recipe cards and matching stamp set. I made up a recipe box and can’t wait to start transferring my recipes over.

  • 175
    Sherrie says:

    It is just too hard to pick a favorite. I will have to say the Papertrey ribbons. They all are gorgeous. I absolutely love all the ribbons, especially the satin and the polka dot satin. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 176
    Anette Eakins says:

    I have to pick Polka Dot Basics! I just love it! So versatile and who doesn’t love POLKA DOTS??? The next favorite is Warm happiness from Pine. I just love her mugs and the sentiment. The mugs are just the right size.
    Happy New Year and looking forward to another great year Papertreyink releases and inspiration!

  • 177
    Irene Lenihan says:

    I love the scor tape. An essential to making altered items.

  • 178
    Andrea says:

    I am totally in love with (hee, hee) the Heart Prints stamps!

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    Kacey says:

    My favorites this year? GOSH that is really hard… I would go with Polka Dot Basics, Mixed Messages, and the Dark Chocolate paper and ribbons. Those are the things I use the most so I must LOVE them more than the others, but I love it all!

  • 180
    Marni says:

    hmmm – you just about have me convinced on that rasberry fizz – even though i don’t usually go for the bright colors… merry christmas and thanks for the chance to win!

  • 181
    Maile says:

    My favorite stamp sets are Polka Dot Basic & Floral Frenzy (I love the sentiments). My Favorite colors are Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado & Berry Shorebet (I can’t wait to try Raspberry Fizz)and PTI had the best White & Cream inks.

  • 182
    veronica says:

    my fav thing from the past year has been those recipe card sets. i love that i could change the size for the amount to ingredients. way cool! i also love the raspberry fizz and the avodaco. great new colors!

  • 183
    Carla says:

    I love the Timeless templates and your kraft cardstock! I also love the Christmas tag set this year and how they coordinated with the Marvy punch.

  • 184
    Megan Olsen says:

    My favorite this year has been the recipe box, cards, and stamps. I made three for gifts this year – they were awesome!

  • 185
    Peggy Maier says:

    Oh – it’s got to be Quilters Sampler! I really, really, really want this set… if I don’t win, I’m going to order it!

  • 186
    Lori H says:

    Thanks for sharing your Top 10 list. I just received the Raspberry Fizz and I LOVE it!!!! Floral Frenzy is my favorite 2008 release stamp set.

  • 187

    I really love the quilters sampler set…so versatile!

  • 188
    Kristin says:

    Well, I don’t know if the cardstock was released this year, but the ribbon was for sure.

    Vintage Cream… it tops my current wishlist (for the cardstock, ribbon, and craft ink).

    I can’t wait to get this and play!

  • 189
    Sue says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite stamp set is Polka Dot Basics because you can use it for almost anything. My favorite new color is Ocean Tides. It’s unlike any other color I have already and I love all of the matching ribbons, paper, and ink.

  • 190
    melissa h says:

    Lov all your choices. And a chance to get free gift certificate post holiday. WOOHOO!

  • 191

    I love all the new colours…..I am attacted to lots of colours in my scraproom which means lots of cardstock, papers & Ink. My favourite set would have to be floral frenzy.

  • 192
    Linda C. says:

    My favorite is Everyday Blessings.

  • 193
    Paula says:

    I love the Timeless Templates! They make packaging so easy and pretty!

  • 194
    Miriam Fleshman says:

    Thanks for providing your list, there are lots of great things on it and it gives me a few more things to add on to my wish list.

  • 195
    Dianne says:

    My favorite products…I cannot name just one! So I will say is the ribbon…I am a ribbon junky and I love all the different kinds available at Papertrey as well as all the beautiful colours!

  • 196
    Jannica says:

    My favorite is polka dot basics. It is such a versatile set!

  • 197
    heidi quick says:

    It is so hard to chose…but thank you for the teacher set! We love it!

  • 198
    Heather says:

    I have to agree on the polka dot basics. It seems there is just so much you can use it for.

  • 199
    Quinnie V. says:

    I absolutely adore Itty Bitty Blessings! Although, I have no children of my own…yet, I enjoy making these for my nieces, nephews and friend’s kids!

  • 200
    Lisa says:

    Vanilla card stock. I am addicted to it!

  • 201
    Mary W. says:

    My absolute favorite is the Quilters Sampler. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

  • 202
    xiumaiyuki says:

    I love Boards & Beams!!! I love to use them with my Copics.

  • 203
    Si Leong says:

    Please, please, pick me! It’s hard to pick a favorite since I pretty much love everything PTI offers. But my go-to sets are Polka Dots Basic, Guide Lines & Mixed Messages.

  • 204
    terry.royer@hotmail.com says:

    I just finished putting together a recipe box for myself and I love it. It turned out so cute and I love how I can move my headings to the exact spot where I need them. Terry

  • 205
    Tara W says:

    my two favorite things have been polka dot basics and raspberry fizz paper/ribbons. I love them both.

  • 206

    I love the timeless templates that Lauren developed…thanks for sharing and happy new year…looking forward to what is new!

  • 207
    Karen says:

    My favorite would be Boards and Beams and I can’t wait to order Home for the Holidays! I love the detail and the sentiments! Thanks for all your great work!

  • 208
    Laura N. says:

    I too loe the timeless templates… makes handmade gifts look so polished and elegant!

  • 209
    Lizzie Jones says:

    It’s a three way tie between Father Knows Best, Polka Dot Basics, and Rustic Branches. I love all three for different reasons, but I definitely love them all!

  • 210

    Ocean’s tides is so pretty and one of my favorites.

  • 211
    Lola Goldberg says:

    I’ve been pondering my first order for awhile now, and there are so many wonderful choices! Thank you so much for the great products and inspiration — I’d also love to think that a cruise with other crafters might be in my future………….

  • 212
    katja says:

    just wanted to let you know – your work and papercrafts are so inspiring that I went to my local hobby-shop and got myself few rubberstamps and pretty ribbons πŸ˜‰ I’ve never made cards or stuff before but now I’m trying to… this year my family and friends got handmade cards πŸ™‚ I’ve started to keep scraps of paper just because of interesting patterns – just maybe I’ll use them in somekind of paper craft or project πŸ™‚ so.. I have a new hobby – just because of you.
    thank you!

  • 213
    Kathy says:

    I’d have to say my fave release was the Spring Moss collection, I love that color ans use it A LOT!

  • 214
    Cindy says:

    It is very difficult to pick just one! I will have to say Quilter’s Sampler. Is is so pretty and versatile and I love the old fashioned appeal.

  • 215
    LindaSS says:

    I got some money from my mom for Christmas & Papertrey is the first place I thought about so I headed straight for your blog:) Your list of favorites will be so helpful in making my choices. I definitely will buying my favorite papers with the ribbon to match. And Polka dot Basics will definitely be a must. So many decisions:)

  • 216
    katja says:

    oh, and my favorite has to be the men of life set and raspberry fizz ribbons πŸ™‚

  • 217
    katie says:

    it is very hard to narrow a favorite, but I would have to say it is either snowfall (i live in snowy Wisconsin) or Warm hospitality as I am an avid coffee drinker.

  • 218
    Linda w says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one. Ok, I’m going to say the Lavender Moon paper and matching ink. I just love that color.

  • 219
    Daniela says:

    Wise Owl is my favorite!

  • 220
    Kathy says:

    My favorite product release has to be the matching things that go along together!! Ribbon, paper, ink….. Love the idea of buying everything in one place!! Thanks for being so thoughtful!!

  • 221
    Amy says:

    My favorite is Men of Life. Perfect for those masculine cards. I had to turn around and get Women of Life just to have the great sentiments to go with it!!

  • 222
    Linda says:

    Love polka dots and all the new paper/ribbons. Looking forward to all your new releases.

  • 223
    katie says:

    it is very hard to narrow a favorite, but I would have to say it is either snowfall (i live in snowy Wisconsin) or Warm hospitality as I am an avid coffee drinker.

  • 224

    My favorite release is the My Timeless Templates. I love them! They’re such a great time saver. Thank you Lauren!

  • 225
    Kristy Y says:

    I’m with you on the rasberry fizz!

  • 226
    Jerri K says:

    My favorite release is the Christmas tag set. I have had a lot of fun with it.

  • 227
    Ann H. says:

    I love everything about PTI but I have to say my favorite so far has to be the new Raspberry Fizz paper and ribbons. It’s exactly what I have been looking for.

  • 228
    Jayne says:

    This is really hard … I have bought a ton of Papertrey this year and I love everything I have. The colors are so beautiful. I’ll have to say all the sets of Quilter’s Sampler – the main sets, sentiments and new quilt squares. I love the sets, especially how much they inspire my creativity!

  • 229

    I just found PTI this year so my favorite product has been the Teacher’s Apple. I can see using this a LONG time…GREAT sentiments and images. Can’t wait to purchase more πŸ™‚

  • 230
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    Hi Nicole……..
    It has been a pretty amazing 2008 with everything that you have put out for us. I have definately become a PTI Fan…..and I am looking forward to and very excited about what’s yet to come.
    Thank you for a wonderful year of stamping, your great design team, and just for being you!!!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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    I agree with polkadot basics. I don’t know why I even bother putting it away!

  • 232
    Heather says:

    I also LOVE the Quilter’s Sampler set! It has so many possibilities and I have so many women who love to sew in my life.

  • 233
    Sarah says:

    I LOVE all of your products! On the top of my list is the ocean tides paper & ribbons. It’s such a beautiful color!! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  • 234
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    Hi Nicole….
    Thank you for a wonderful year of stamping, your great design team, and for just being you!!
    Wishing you and your’s a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  • 235
    Jeanelle says:

    I’m a big fan of polka dot basics!

  • 236
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    I think my favorite and most used Papertrey Ink item is the Bitty Blessings stamp set – everyone I know has a daughter or son who is having a baby! Thank goodness I have this set!

  • 237
    Acie says:

    This question is tooo hard! decisions, decisions. I love raspberry fizz too but if i really have to choose then i like the recipe box items most.

  • 238
    Jennifer G. says:

    Definitely polka dot basics – it has been on my wish list forever!

  • 239
    Sheila says:

    I love all your products. A lot of your top 10 are the same as mine but I would have to add First Fruits. Very elegant and easy to use. I don’t have Raspberry Fizz but I adore Ocean Tides. I tend to use Berry Sorbet on everything. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2009!

  • 240
    kiki comin says:

    my fav one i own would be the owl set you released and my fav on my wish list is bitty baby. i love all my stamps from you!:)

  • 241
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh boy, could I pick a favorite??? Hmmmm, I might have to pick a category instead of one particular thing and say PTI’s line of ribbon. I just LOVE each one – the colors, the texture, the design – all soooooooo wonderful!! I am totally addicted to PTI ribbon!! πŸ™‚

  • 242
    Michele says:

    I really liked guidelines, it makes great and easy backgrounds!

  • 243
    kisha says:

    my favorite products released this year were the timeless templates – so easy to use and also the polka dots basics. Another I think soon to be favorite is going to be heartfelt basics because I am also truning to that set alot!

  • 244
    Kristi says:

    I loved the recipe stamp set & the cards…I have yet to use them -too much going on Christmas wise and now my husband returning from deployment…but they are on my list to do once things die down!! I also am hoping to add more TimeLESS templates & the men of life set to my shopping cart soon!!
    I just found you in September and I’ve almost earned my free anniversary stamp set already haha I LOVE Papertrey Ink!!!

  • 245
    Karyn says:

    I love it all. I can not wait to see what 2009 brings!!!

  • 246
    Lisa B. says:

    I like the idea of the Scortape and if I win, I might spend the entire $50 on just that!!! Merry Christmas!

  • 247
    Donelda says:

    There were so many great items released this year that it is a bit difficult to pick. I’ve got to admit that I am surprised that you, Nichole, didn’t pick the linen vellum. I LOVE that vellum!! It is truely amazing!! So that is going to be my pick πŸ™‚

  • 248
    Angie DiMeglio says:

    I have to say that I do love all the things that you came out with in 2008 but my all time favorite are the My Timeless Templates. Keep them coming!

  • 249

    It is so hard to choose a favourite, I’m so impressed with all of them but the one that tickles me most is Boards and Beams – absolutely love it!!! MAny thanks for the opportunity to win!! Merry Christmas.

  • 250
    Linda says:

    My favorites are the Polka Dot Basics and the Scor-tape in terms of utility. But then again, I’d have to add the new set I just got, Heart Prints, and the punches to my list of favorites. It is really beautiful. I love your site☺

  • 251
    Janine says:

    Well I think I have just about all the new releases from this year but my favorite has to be the 2008 Holiday Tag collection.
    I love making tags for gifts and this set was fabulous for that.

  • 252
    Mary Kelly says:

    Wise owl has been my favorite! It’s so much fun and useful!

  • 253
    Carolyn Y says:

    My favorite is 2008 Holiday Tag Collection (which I have) and Boards & Beams (on my wish list). It was hard to choose from all PTI sets since I love them all.

  • 254
    Emily says:

    Hard to pick, I’ve really liked several of the stamp sets released this year because of their different look. I think Birds of a Feather might be my favorite one. I love the graphic look of the birds and the sayings that are paired with them.

  • 255
    Kristen Carpinello says:

    My favorite Papertrey product hands down is the Stamper’s Select white cardstock. It is so thick and substantial – just perfect for card bases. I will not use anything else! Once you try it, you won’t go back to other brands.

  • 256
    Carmen says:

    I love the Plum Pudding! I was hopping to get it all for Christmas, but no such luck. Hopefully I can get it soon.

  • 257
    Jen D. says:

    I love the polka dot basics and all of the new coordinate ink, paper and ribbon released this year. What a great give away!

  • 258
    Maureen says:

    I think my faves have been Heather’s stamp sets – they just so match my style. I have the rustic branches and am biding my time til I can get the snowflakes and warm kindness coffee cup set.

  • 259
    Gloria says:

    I don’t have any sets from Paper Trey…yet!!! Love your blog!!

  • 260
    Heather Curoe says:

    Pick just one! Polka Dot Basics and the recipe cards with the recipe set! I love it. Also home for the holidays- I told you that I could not pick just one! Thanks for the contest! Blessings!

  • 261
    Kerry from PA says:

    The guidelines and polka dot basics are two of my favorite sets, if I really have to pick just 2. The two purple colors (lavendar moon and plum pudding) are my favorite colors although the new raspberry fizz ranks right up there too. Let’s face it, I’m a papertrey junkie!!!

  • 262
    Daniela says:

    My favorite, too, is the Polka Dot Basics Stamp Collection. It’s so versatile! Actually, this set is the reason I found the way to your fabulous blog & company… and now I cannot help but stopping by almost daily πŸ™‚

  • 263
    Terri E. says:

    I am in love with the new cream & white ink pads. I have others, but none as nice as these. I can’t wait for your next year!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 264

    Do I have to pick just one? I love Silent Night, Floral Frenzy and Warm Happiness sets, the chocolate,kraft and poppy colors. I can never have enough ribbon and the egg boxes ROCK!

  • 265

    I am very happy to say that I already have a couple of these favourites (& love them!), but I will deffinitely be getting ‘rasberry fizz’. This colour is absolutely gorgeous!

  • 266

    I loved Wise Owls. I love how versatile this set is and trendy. I have used it for many types of cards.

  • 267

    Do I have to pick just one? I love Silent Night, Floral Frenzy and Warm Happiness sets, the chocolate,kraft and poppy colors. I can never have enough ribbon and the egg boxes ROCK!

  • 268
    Bree says:

    Polka Dot Basics is such a classic and it is diffinitely my ‘goto’ set! And now after reading about your favorites list, I am feeling the irresistible pull of the Guide Lines and Recipe Set.

  • 269
    Karen Briggs says:

    I have loved using the recipe box and stamp set. I am currently making recipe cards with my family’s favorite recipes. Using this set has surpassed my original expectations. It has turned out so beautiful. I am laminating each one so that they will last for years to come. I also love that there are soooo many recipe cards…no fear of running out or having mis-matched ones:)

  • 270
    BarbaraB says:

    So many to choose from…
    Well this year I really like your Perfect Match line. I found myself ordering these products the most. I just have to have all the colors. Right now I am behind on some of the latest colors, like Pure Poppy and the new Raspberry Fizz. Keep up the good work and give us more beautiful colors. πŸ™‚

  • 271
    Liz says:

    My favorite release for this year is the Raspberry Fizz line of paper and ribbons – so pretty! I love bright colors! I plan on ordering some of those goodies soon! Timeless Templates are also another fav – Lauren makes us all look great with these! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2009!!!

  • 272
    Maureen W. says:

    I can’t narrow it down to just one! I *loved* all of the colors that were released this year – all yummy and so much fun to create with!!

  • 273
    Cher says:

    I absolutely LOVE Teacher’s Apple! It is perfect for all those times I couldn’t figure out what set to use for one of the kids teachers when I needed to say thanks. I am looking forward to using it for a little notepad for school-end gifts this year. The sayings and apples are all diverse enough that you can use it 3 or 4 times per teacher and it can be so different each time!

  • 274
    Chrystal says:

    Wow! I usually don’t win anything but since there are 2 chances I will enter πŸ™‚ Love your products!

  • 275
    Shelia says:

    Even narrowing down to those, it still would be a hard choice. I think Santa lost the list with what I wanted with your name on it. Maybe, I’ll be lucky and he’ll make a special trip after New Years. I love your site. Your work is beautiful.

  • 276
    Alison says:

    I love the snowflakes that coordinate with the snowflake punches… you’ve had such fabulous samples all year with so many nice sets. I don’t know if I could pick one favorite! Thanks for the giveaway op, and Happy New Year!

  • 277
    Mona says:

    I don’t have any favorite, I love everything I have purchased this year!! I just put in an order for more, can’t wait to get them. After reading this, will have to look into purchasing the Guide Lines. Thanks for all of your ideas, it really helps when I’m not feeling very creative.

  • 278
    Claudia F. says:

    The Ocean Tides colored everything hands down is my very favorite.

  • 279
    Robin O says:

    Love the Recipe stamp kit & recipe cards.

  • 280
    Jen Tapler says:

    Really?? I have to pick just ONE product? Impossible. So I’ll go with my CURRENT favorite (it changes by the week)! I’m loving Quilter’s Sampler – it was in my stocking this year and I plan to get it inky this weekend!! I personally don’t quilt, but my Mom, Grandmother and Mother-in-law do so I see this set being well-loved in 2009!

  • 281
    annette says:

    It is hard to narrow it down. I probably use polka dot basics the most. I really like quilters sampler as well.

  • 282
    Giovana says:

    I love the ribbon!!!! I have tried some of PTI ribbon and is awesome!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    God bless

  • 283
    Nancy C says:

    Okay, gotta say the Polka Dot Basics but I love the samples I have seen the Design Team create with Boards and Beams and if I could only recreate those, then that may be my new favorite.

  • 284
    buzzy says:

    Favorite color is hands down, Raspberry Fizz! It is simply delightful. I think that Polka Dot Basics was designed especially for me. It is a fun set that has found many unusual uses in my crafting. My favorite set from Papertrey is Garden of Life though. I have enjoyed everything I’ve done with it

  • 285

    Ooh, I’d have to say the 2008 Holiday Tag collection- it made creating Christmas tags so easy and I just love each one- especially the warm winter wishes!

  • 286
    kristi reynolds says:

    I love alot of the new sets this year, but what I turn to the most are the new Papertrey cardstock,ink, and ribbons. Love sweet blush! I also just adore Birthday Basics. I love Nichole’s font choices.

  • 287
    Kathy Logan says:

    My favorite product released this year is the one(s) I just received yesterday (Christmas)! My husband bought me the recipe sets and some of your recipe cards. Today I’m happily “playing” with my new toys. Thanks always for the fantastic products.

  • 288
    Rach says:

    Ohh to choose only one….. I do also LOVE the raspberry fizz, such a fun vibrant color.

  • 289
    Marianne says:

    I love the Silent Night set and have
    received rave reviews on the cards I
    created with it this year. I need to order the raspberry fizz paper, because I love the way it looks on the computer–need to see it in real

  • 290
    little.one says:

    My favorite release this year was the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. I love the rich brown color which works well with so many other colors.

  • 291
    Cindy Coffman says:

    It is so very hard to pick just one favorite……I love them all!! Thanks for the chance! :o)

    Cindy C.

  • 292
    MaryR says:

    I have always loved Spiral Bouquet andalways love seeing cards created with it. Beautiful set!

  • 293
    Marie says:

    Great list! My favorite product this year is the Vintage Cream pigment ink. Although I had found other white inks that were workable, creams never came through. The one you released is great! Thank you!

  • 294
    Michelle C says:

    Heart Prints! This set totally rocks, I must have it!

  • 295
    Susan Hall says:

    My favorite release would be Laurens My Timeless Templates. I just love them. Susan

  • 296
    Jo Goodman says:

    My favorite thing is Ocean Tides – it’s a gorgeous blue and really fills a gap in my color collection!!

  • 297
    Lu Davis says:

    I would have to say my favorite would be the “Quilter’s Sampler” and the 3/4 punch. I really have gotten good use from my set. I have used it so often, especially for my family members. I have to keep a record of what I have sent to whom, so I don’t send duplciates to someone! Now that is getting the “Bang for the Buck”. Holiday Greetings!

  • 298
    Jacki Jones says:

    Flower Garden is my favorite set. What I use the most of is the Dark Chocolate ink and cardstock.

  • 299
    Betty C says:

    I love dots so I would have to say the polka dot stamp set is my favorite so far this year, even though I don’t own it yet. I hope to order it in my January order. I love all of your products and have been with you from the beginning.

  • 300

    I think my absolute favorite product this year was the Lemon Tart anything….. cardstock, ribbon, ink! It is my favorite, go to yellow!

  • 301
    Charlotte says:

    I love all the Paper Trey products. My favorite would have to be the recipe box stamp set and recipe cards. I can’t wait to see what will be presented in 2009!

  • 302
    Lisa Dickinson says:

    I love all the packaging options PTI offers from Lauren’s patterns to the tins and boxes and all the inspiration Nichole and the design team shares.

  • 303
    Mandy says:

    Wow! What a perfect post. I did get a totally unexpected gift card from a friend to PTI and I have been dying to try everything I have seen this year, but I have not been able to yet. Thank you for reminding me of the Polka Dot Basics! I think the Teacher’s Apple set is SO functional. It can be used year after year to make special gifts for all those teachers in your child’s life & even if you do not have children, chances are you have a sister, uncle, or friend who is a teacher themselves & would appreciate a gift using this set!

  • 304
    Linda says:

    Polka Dot Basics is at the top of my wish list right now….thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate!

  • 305
    Alyssa says:

    Gridlines! Gridlines! Gridlines! I am IN LOVE with this set. I use it continuallly! It has been my best stamping investment by far. Thankyou so much Nicole for designing this set and I was wondering…any chance of a complementary additional set? I would love some more little design elements to play with! Wink

  • 306
    ljurecek says:

    First of all, I have to say that I can’t pick one! So many great things this year!!! But if I have to choose, the item that I’ve gone to again and again is your gorgeous ribbon. No, I can’t pick just one color. I LOVE them all!

  • 307
    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    Hard to choose, and I do agree with many of your top items… The releases each month have been just amazing! I do love Boards & Beams — and I LOVE that you added new designers to the Papertrey mix this year! Fun, fun!

  • 308
    Jenn says:

    My favorite go to set is woman of life… I just love it!

  • 309
    Teresa says:

    My fave is number one on your list too – POLKA DOT BASICS!! I love how you can stamp a whole sheet of polka dots because they fit like a puzzle. And name one person who doesn’t love polka dots…….

  • 310
    Nina says:

    My absolute favourite was the “Men of Life” set, I have always been looking for a nautical set, I never found one. So actually you’ve fulfilled one of my long-felt wishes!

  • 311
    Rosemary says:

    Favorite release, probably Floral Frenzy or Guidelines. I haven’t used either alot, but they are such neat sets. Happy New Year!

  • 312
    MakiJ says:

    I absolutely love your products since your store was open!! My favorite product this year is Quilter’s Sampler. The set is awesome!!

  • 313

    This is a tough question! The ones I use most often are Father Knows Best, Everyday Blessings and Birds of a Feather. I LOVE the Quilter’s Sampler samples, but I have been too chicken to ink it up yet (same is the case with Honeybees)! Oh – my Out on a Limb and sentiments are favorites too! I can’t pick just one – or 5, for that matter! HAHAHA! Thanks for sharing such wonderful stamps with us! I really love ALL the designs!

  • 314
    Katie says:

    My fave is the coffee set Warm Happiness – I absolutely L-O-V-E it! Thanks to Heather for creating such a versatile and adorable stamp set!

  • 315
    Amber says:

    I have to say that I agree with your list! So many awesome releases this year:) Thanks so much, looking forward to what 2009 brings from PTI!

  • 316
    Dawn Hoffman says:

    Hi Nichole–Love, love, love the Quilter’s Sampler and the additional sentiments as well as the new “Teacher’s Apple” set. I just ordered them and can’t wait to get home from my vacation to play with them!

  • 317
    Kim says:

    I have so many PTI products yet only two things on your list. I guess my wish list is going to expand. I LOVE playing with my quilt set – it can be elegant and it can be cute and sweet. Did all the colors come out this year – because my chocolate paper shows up on every other card I do. SOOO yummy!

  • 318
    Marge says:

    Of the few sets I have, Wise Owl would have to be my fav & I actually won it from Alli Miles on World Cardmaking Day! Lucky me!!! I hope I’m lucky again, as I have a “few” sets on my Wish List!!!

  • 319
    Tanya says:

    Hands Down! The SNOWFALL stamp set is my favorite. I love those mittens!

  • 320
    Penny says:

    Wow Nichole, I just love that post. Thanks for sharing a list of your favorites πŸ™‚ I’m sure it was hard to do as you are passionate about all your products and only release the absolute best. My favorite color this year was definitely Raspberry Fizz (agreed that it’s the best color out there!) I also really enjoyed the Holiday Tag Collection–it was a must have this year. I loved how several designers pitched in so there were a few different styles all in one set. Thanks for a chance to win, I would have no problem picking out more PTI stuff! Happy New Year.

  • 321
    Morgan says:

    I LOVE Raspberry Fizz paper – such a rich and regal color that goes with almost everything!!

  • 322
    Emily says:

    I LOVE Wise Owl! I don’t have it yet, but that one is definitely my favorite! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • 323
    AnneSATX says:

    Wow. I’d have to say that so far my favorite (after looking at all the various samples in the gallery) is First Fruits. No, wait. 2008 Holiday Tag Collection. No, that’s not it. My Timeless Templates. No, Guidelines! No, Recipe Cards!! Oh, shoot. I can’t decide. I guess I’ll just have to work on buying them ALL. πŸ™‚

  • 324
    Regan says:

    Oh definately Polka dot basics- I use it ALL the time, although it is hard to choose just one- I love everything you release- The ocean tides and ripe avacado—love it!!

  • 325
    Joan E. says:

    It’s hard to choose one item, but I would say the Timeless Templates. It’s so much fun to make these boxes and containers.

  • 326
    Jodi Herchold says:

    Just one thing? I loved all of it, especially the paper, ink pads, and ribbon. But if I have to choose one stamp set it would be Polka Dot Basics-it is just so easy to use!

  • 327
    anita says:

    My favorite product was the Mazel Tov set and additions. People like me needed a set like this to be released….thanks a million!

  • 328
    Aimee says:

    I would have to say your new white ink is myall time favorite along with lauren’s templates…

  • 329
    Rebecca says:

    There is no way that I can pick between all the releases, but I loved Bitty Baby Blessings, everything that Heather Nichols came up with and Lauren’s templates are so cute and versatile.

  • 330
    Rebecca says:

    There is no way that I can pick between all the releases, but I loved Bitty Baby Blessings, everything that Heather Nichols came up with and Lauren’s templates are so cute and versatile.

  • 331
    Rebecca says:

    There is no way that I can pick between all the releases, but I loved Bitty Baby Blessings, everything that Heather Nichols came up with and Lauren’s templates are so cute and versatile.

  • 332
    P Myers says:

    I have so many that I love, but the one that comes to mind for me right away is Merry and Bright with the additions. I have gotten so much use out of this set this year with my Christmas cards. It is a simple design, yet it looks great using it many different ways and with many different color combo’s and DP’s.

  • 333
    Carol Scovel says:

    Polka Dot basics wins it for me…..I use it all the time – the possibilities are limitless!
    Thanks so much for ALL your wonderful stamps, ideas and customer support! You’re great!
    Happy New Year,
    Carol Scovel
    PS – I can’t wait to see what the free bonus set is this year!!! It won’t be long now! : = }

  • 334

    I love all of the ribbons… the AWESOME white CS… and especially Lauren’s templates!!!

  • 335
    KristenA says:

    I adore Guide Lines and the Ocean Tides color. Haven’t put together my order of Raspberry Fizz goodness yet, but I can’t wait!

  • 336
    AmandaCalloway says:

    Ocean Tides hands down as it reminds me of little boxes with jewerly in it!!! One of my favorite presents my husbands get me sometimes.

  • 337
    Karen Sullivan says:

    My favorite right now is the Ocean Tides. This and parchment will be the colors for my son’s wedding invites, favors, etc. That being said, Raspberry Fizz is gorgeous as well. And the Chocolate … Oh My! What can I say? I love them all!

    Thank you for the opportunity and genrous offering from Papertrey. Happy Holidays!
    Karen S

  • 338
    Sarah Peale says:

    My favorite this year was the Ocean Tides collection. I love the ocean and this is the color I dream of painting my kitchen when we get to own our own home!

  • 339
    Ann C. says:

    I have the Polka Dot set and love it – now I’ll have to have all the Raspberry Fizz paper, ink & ribbon…it’s beautiful!

  • 340
    Lori says:

    Mazel Tov is my favorite. I’m so glad to finally have a stamp set that lets me create special cards for occasions that my family and many of my friends observe.

  • 341
    Sandra says:

    I would have to say all of the quilting stamps as well as guidelines. I just bought from you the three quilting stamp sets the other day. Now all I need is guidelines.

  • 342
    Michelle A. says:

    My absolute FAVORITE is Heather’s(aka Pine) Rustic Branches set. I love it! πŸ™‚

  • 343
    Natalie Wilson says:

    I love the Timeless Templates! I have to say I have used them at least once a week the past few months. They really do save me time! I check Lauren’s blog daily to see if she has created anything new with the templates. I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings.
    My second is the Polka Dot Basics set.

  • 344
    Dawn says:

    It was great reading through and seeing what your favorites are. I am not too surprised that there are only a few items on your top ten list that I don’t have πŸ™‚ After a not-so-great 2008, I am hoping for a better 09 and can’t wait to see what Papertrey brings our way.


  • 345
    Kara says:

    My mom is a quilter so I’d have to say the quilt set is one of my favorites. I don’t sew, but love to create with paper.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 346

    I can’t pick a favorite. they are all so awesome. I can feel the creativity just brimming!

  • 347
    Monique says:

    I loooove the Fresh Snow ribbon, crisp white ribbon is so versatile!

  • 348
    Christine McMullin says:

    I guess I’m a Ripe Avocado girl…love, love, love this color. It has been my go to color for Christmas and it coordinates so well with the other color releases. Yum.

  • 349
    Stephanie Bleeker says:

    I used the 2008 Holiday Tags set so much this Christmas. I just love them and will never ever part with this set. I also love every one of the cardstock colours, but am especially thrilled with the neutrals. They are simply the best weight and texture. I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed in a Papertrey Ink product and hope to be able to order lots more in 2009!!!!

  • 350
    Terri Moore says:

    It is to hard to choose just one favorite. The Raspberry Fizz and Silver Shimmer colors are at the top of my list along with the Mazel Tov set. Thanks for the chance to win one of these.

  • 351

    love it all. hard to pick a favorite!

  • 352
    cindyc says:

    my favorite 2008 release is the dark chocolate line…. the paper, ribbon & ink. Very rich & very beautiful!

  • 353
    Elena says:

    My favorite so far has been guide lines. I really like the many different looks I can get from it, and it is fun to just play with it–more than any other stamp set I’ve had.

  • 354
    noelani says:

    Polka dot basics is my favorite I think…and all your inks…I love the quality of them and the matchy colors to your papers!!

  • 355
    Reynna says:

    The heart prints set was my favorite set you released this year. I loved the look of all the different hearts and how it coordinated with the punches. A must have in my book as I despise cutting.

  • 356
    Cindy K. says:

    Thank you for creating such wonderful things in 2008. Looking forward to all the great and creative things to come in 2009!

  • 357
    pesc says:

    The quilt stamps are my favorites!! Thanks for the chance to win! :0

  • 358
    MissyC says:

    An unexpected fave for me – the kraft cardstock. It’s just so cool & works with everything else.

  • 359
    karenannj says:

    Definitely Polka Dot Basics….it is the perfect staple for my card making collection.

  • 360
    Julie from MI says:

    I love and often use the Polka Dot Basics. It is such a fun set and I have an addiction to dots, so it is a beautiful thing!

  • 361
    Tina says:

    I do love so many of papertrey products. At the moment my favorite is Teacher’s Apple. As I am a beginning teacher the sentiments with this set really touch my heart. I also made some wonderful Christmas gifts for my son’s teachers with this set– and it’s definetly one I plan on using year after year.

  • 362
    Emma says:

    With out a doubt the rustic snowflakes and rustic branches. Love them both!

  • 363
    lisa Henke says:

    ooo, how can I pick just one? I have to say my favorite, go to stamp set is polka dot basics. I think I could use dots on every card. My favorite color release is Ocean Tides. I just love it, and can’t stop using it. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

  • 364

    I’m a sucker for all things pink, and I LOVE hearts, so Raspberry Fizz and Heart Prints are definitely my favorite releases this year!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 365
    Jennifer says:

    Wow, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one favorite, but First Fruits stands out to me. I used it quite a lot this Fall and found it to be a versatile set with tons of possibilities. I’m still looking at it now, for all the thank you cards I have to write!

  • 366
    Jennie says:

    I love my made of snow tamp set. I used it a lot this holiday season for gifts!

  • 367
    Elaine Allen says:

    Hmm –
    Awfully hard to decide Nichole. There are way too many super things. But I do love Heart Prints, Love Songs, anything Rasberry Fizz, etc., etc., etc. – LOL
    See, told you it was too hard.

    Elaine Allen

  • 368
    Jackie W. says:

    My favorite of the year is the stamps with the birds (I can’t think of the name right now, and I’m too lazy to look it up!). It’s SO beautiful!! I think the images in that set really complete the whole concept of bird images, meaning that there are a lot of whimsical images out there, but these are so elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 369

    My favorite item is on the list, the Quilters Sampler set. I can use it for everyone, just by varying the colors on the project.I also love the clear plastic card boxes. They are a must have for gift giving card sets to friends.

  • 370

    What a hard decision to make! LOL! I guess I will go with Quilters Sampler and Sentiments…those mean so much to me since everyone in my family quilts and has for generations, except ME!! LOL!

  • 371
    Amy says:

    I love everything, but it’s really no contest–Made of Snow!!!!

  • 372
    Deborah Long says:

    Wow, this is a tough choice! I especially love Quilter’s Sampler. Guide Lines is also really awesome. Actually, I love everything PTI releases! I just wish I could afford all of it. I’ve got a really big wish list already and it just keeps getting bigger!

  • 373
    Cara says:

    I also LOVED the raspberry fizz when it arrived. I am gonna use the crap out of it!!

  • 374
    Tami Brown says:

    Honey Bees was my first stamp set but so far Holiday Treats is my most used stamp set. We are always cooking. I cannot wait to get the recipe cards & boxes.

    As far as colors my favorite is rasberry fizz.

    I love it!

  • 375

    I would have to say that the Quilter’s Sampler & 3/4″ square punch was my favorite.


  • 376
    Lori says:

    I love the rustic snowflakes and the punches that go with it. i used this so much this christmas. it is so hard to pick, everything from papertrey is my favorite!!!

  • 377
    Lauree Myler says:

    i would have to say that *finding* pti has been my favorite thing in 2008, although my bank account doesn’t think so…
    as for my favorite product, POLKA DOT BASICS and TIMELESS TEMPLATES!
    i {heart} these two things so very much!
    happy new year!


  • 378
    Michelle H in IL says:

    That’s really tough to pick just one from all the fabulous PTI products!!! I love them all!!! If I have to pick, I would have to say First Fruits is the one that I’ve used the most – love, love, love that pineapple!!!

  • 379
    Angie Britt says:

    I think that I will have to say that the My Timeless templates are awesome. Love everything you all come up with:)

  • 380
    SueB says:

    What do you mean, “holidays come to a close?!” New Years, MLKing’s b’day and Valentine’s day are right around the corner and I for one am just getting started, LOL!

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you kind folkes offer THIS year, but for now my $50 gift certificate, should I be lucky enough to win one, would go towards the Rustic Snowflakes, Snowfall Additions, Quilter’s Sampler, Quilter’s Sampler Additions, and Quilter’s Sampler Sentiments stamp sets and Night Sky, Gold and Silver shimmer cardstock!

  • 381
    Becca Feeken says:

    Oh my, so hard to choose, but I love Boards and Beams. So much centers around our house and home and the stamps serve as wonderful icons of what we treasure. The set is so universal that it can be used for almost any occasion!

  • 382
    Cammy says:

    I haven’t been able to order any yet, but I absolutely love the Raspberry Fizz. The color is just gorgeous!

  • 383
    Jeni says:

    Well, I think my favorite set is a tie between Quilter’s Sampler & Guidelines. Both of these sets are just so versitle, I find myself using them alot. I got the addition to Quilter’s Sampler for Christmas & I sure it will become one of my favorites as well.

  • 384
    Jeni says:

    Well, I think my favorite set is a tie between Quilter’s Sampler & Guidelines. Both of these sets are just so versitle, I find myself using them alot. I got the addition to Quilter’s Sampler for Christmas & I sure it will become one of my favorites as well.

  • 385
    Kimberly says:

    Definately Raspberry Fizz!!!! πŸ™‚

  • 386
    Kathy D says:

    Oh, I love it all…but my favorite is Raspberry Fizz. I LOVE fuschia. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 387

    I have to say that the most recent release tugged at my Heart Strings…sorry had to say the pun. The Heart set and coordinating punches paired with the raspberry Fizz is to die for. I also really love the egg boxes, the templates and the teachers apple set. I hope you have/had a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!!

  • 388
    Christine David says:

    Gotta say that I love that Floral Frenzy. So versatile! Hard pick though, because I love it all. πŸ™‚

  • 389
    Dawn Nikol says:

    I have to say, I just started stamping/scrapbooking this past February and Papertrey Ink was one of the very first companies I purchased stamps from. I adore them, so thank you so much.

    It’s really a toss up for me… the recipe set, Love Songs, and (this is a shocker) the Heart Prints. I’m not normally a “heart” person EVER, but I am in love with this entire set.

    Can’t wait to see what 2009 holds for PTI! Thanks so much, ladies.

  • 390
    Anna D says:

    So many great goodies that were released in 2008 but one that went to the top of my wishlist was Teacher’s apple.

  • 391
    Anna D says:

    So many great goodies that were released in 2008 but one that went to the top of my wishlist was Teacher’s apple.

  • 392
    Anna D says:

    There were so many wonderful goodies released in 2008 but Teacher’s apple was on top of my wishlist. It is the best product that I have seen available for this theme.

  • 393

    Hi my name is Ellie and I am polka dot addict! so when I saw that set I was over myself it is so much fun and its a wonderful go to :)and Laurn’s Templates everytime I have used them it always blows me away how it can be so easy to create something so easy but have something so special to share. Every gift I have made w/them as thus far gotten a WOW how did you do it! πŸ™‚

  • 394
    Lisa says:

    Love Love LOVE Floral frenzy and Remember and Guidelines. As for colors I love all the varieties of chocolate–especially the ribbon!

  • 395
    Christie E. says:

    My favorite is the polka dots basics. Love this set. My very close 2nd place choice would be Rustic Snowflakes. That set played a huge part of my Christmas cards this year.

  • 396
    Tracy says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!! I love love love the polka dot basics!

  • 397
    Sheryl Welles says:

    There are SO many new stamps, paper, ribbon, etc. that I love that it’s hard to decide on just one, but the one I know I will use the most often is Polka Dot Basics. Who doesn’t love polka dots?? Thank you for a year of great ideas, new products and encouragement! I’m looking forward to next year!

  • 398
    Kristy says:

    My favorite stamp sets are Women in My Life and its companion words. I find myself reaching for these over and over. I also love, love Guide Lines. It is so much fun to create my own background paper with this fabulous set!

  • 399
    Jody Marcelis says:

    So many choices, but I think my favorite is the Quilter’s sampler. I love the books you based the stamps on and quilting is my second passion(after stamping of course). Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and products. Keep up the good work!

  • 400

    OOh, thanks so much for this post! There are only 1 or 2 of those goodies I don’t have yet so I’ll definitely need to add them to my next PTI order πŸ™‚

    Now, as to my 2 favorite, I will definitely back you up on Ocean Tides. It is just soooooo fabulous (and I adore pairing it with ripe avocado!). The 2008 Holiday Tag Collection was so well used over the past 2 months that I think I must name it my favorite. I can’t wait to see more tag collections from PTI πŸ˜‰

  • 401
    Karen Q says:

    I love the chocolate ink, paper and designer paper. I can pair it with any other color and it always looks fabulous.

  • 402
    Christine Dol says:

    What to choose as my favourite! Oh my…
    I have so many that I fell in love with/
    I love the Quilters Stamp, Home for the Holidays and I absolutely love Boards and Beams!! I love all the ribbon, the gold embossing powder. If had lots of cash I would probaly by all the stamps Nichole has. Yes all of them.

  • 403
    Caren says:

    There are so many great things from you guys this year. It is really hard to pick just one. Floral Frenzy was my favorite flower set and Polka Dot basics is a great all around set too! As far as color Rasberry Fizz will be on my list for my next purchase. I always find myself using your sets more then anything else. I hope to see alot more next year. Keep up the great work!!!! πŸ™‚

  • 404
    Kate says:

    Wow! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It is SO hard to choose just one thing but I think my favorite PTI product this year was the Vintage Cream paper. I’ve been waiting SO long for a good vanilla cardstock and this hit it dead on.

  • 405

    This completes my first year as a Papertrey customer and addict. It’s difficult to say what my favorite item would be since I have so many and love each dearly. The colors are to die for, the coordinating tools, containers and accessories and heavenly. And of course the stamp sets are perfection. But for certain, the most used item of the year has been Polka Dot Basics and Stampers Select White CS. They are both classics, and I will adore them forever. thank you….

  • 406
    Tessa says:

    The masculine sets, Father Knows Best, Men of Life and Pond Life! Everything of yours is fabulous but there is such a need for great masculine sets!

  • 407
    Jessica V says:

    The Raspberry Fizz collection is my favorite!!! I love the color!

  • 408
    Kathy G says:

    I love all of the satin ribbons. It is the most luxurious ribbon I have found, and it always looks fantastic

  • 409
    Yvonne says:

    I would have to say the Grid lines set. That was the first set I ever ordered from you. Love IT!

  • 410
    Gail says:

    I absolutely love all of the Paper Trey products. It is hard to pick one favorite-but I definitely love First Fruits. I used it numerous times during the Fall season-especially for Thanksgiving projects ( placecards, …)

  • 411
    Kerry says:

    I just love that Bitty Baby Blessings – the images are just so adorable! Makes me wish I knew someone who was expecting so I could make them a card with it!!

    Kerry Morgan

  • 412
    Julie Howard says:

    I think that Polka Dot Basics is my absolute favorite but I LOVE them ALL!!!

  • 413
    Ally V. says:

    How is a girl to choose??? One of my faves this year has definitely been the recipe box set. I’ve yet to purchase this set, but it is definitely on my list!! Thanks to you and all the other designers so much for all the great releases this year and all the best in 2009!!

  • 414
    Vivian says:

    Favorite? We have to pick a favorite? The Timeless template, Every color and kind of ribbon, and the beautiful papers to match.

  • 415
    Holly Field says:

    Wow! I may not win, but a couple of my favs made Nichole’s list.. I love Pokla Dots Basics,My Timeless Templates (yes, I own them all) and Bitty Baby Blessings. My PTI collection grew this year and look forward to see what the ladies have in store for 2009!

  • 416
    Kelly P says:

    My favorite this year was the Recipe Box and Label set! Love, love, love it!

  • 417
    Kiera says:

    I’d have to say the Kraft cardstock is my fave…especially when paired with the Fresh Snow ink and the Polka Dot Basics stamps!!!!

  • 418
    Charlene says:

    Well, my UPS man just showed up (I thought he was suppose to have today off), finally able to get through the snow to deliver this month’s goodies and I have to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Raspberry Fizz ribbon. It is just gorgeous and I can not wait to use it.

  • 419
    isabel z says:

    Do I really have to pick only one favorite? That’s absolute torture because I have soooo many PT favorites. If I had to choose one it would be the recipe box stamp set and cards. For years I have been wanting to preserve my mother-in-law’s recipes–the ones that make all of us remember family gatherings and times spent together. This set will enable me to make a recipe box for each family member and it will also help me organize the many many recipes that are scattered about on recipe cards that are too small, clippings from the newspaper, recipes scribbled on little pieces of paper…. So this set is at the top of my wish list!!!!

  • 420
    Carolynn F says:

    My favorite is Bitty Baby Blessings. It is so sweet, simple and versatile. You can really change it up with paper piecing and different colors and there is never a shortage of need for baby cards!

  • 421
    Mollie says:

    While I haven’t been able to purchase them yet, my favorite release in 2008 were the Heart Prints stamp set and coordinating punches! I cannot wait to get them:o)

  • 422
    Toni says:

    I just love Guidelines! I often see it used in my daily browsing of blogs and galleries! It’s just so pretty!

  • 423
    Amypcd K. says:

    I love the Ocean Tides color! Your products are amazing and all the ideas and designs you share are truly inspiring! Thank you for all your efforts!

  • 424
    Jennifer Speanburg says:

    WOW!! What a fantastic opportunity! I think many of your favorites are also mine. I must give that tape a try though! Thank you for the chance to win a great prize!!

  • 425
    Christy says:

    My favorite release is the Boards and Beams set – it is so versatile! I don’t own it yet but love every card I see using it. It’s on my list to order soon – hopefully, very soon. πŸ™‚

  • 426
    Sharon D says:

    I love everything Papertrey, but I think my favorite thing from the past year has to be the shimmer papers. They are gorgeous!

  • 427
    Jo R. says:

    Polka Dot Basics is on my wish list. I love versatile!

  • 428
    itsterry says:

    Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your list of 2008 favorites! LoVe Lauren’s My Timeless Templates! I have so many favorites — I also use Polka Dot Basics quite often, and I really enjoyed creating for the holidays with the 2008 Holiday Tag Collection! I am sooooo looking forward to what’s to come in 2009!

  • 429
    Heather M. says:

    Hmmm, it’s a tie between polka dot basics and gridlines. I loved both!

  • 430
    Sharron Gregory says:

    So hard to select a favorite! My most used stamp set has been the Holiday Tag Collection–just fabulous! But the cardstock is just the greatest–the quality is the best ever and it is a dream to work with! Wonderful colors but I love, love, love Spring Moss and Ocean Tides!!

  • 431
    Kim P says:

    I can’t choose just one. I love so many! Polka Dot Basics is high on my list as is Heart Prints and Teacher’s Apple. I made some teacher gifts with Teacher’s Apple this month that came out well and I know I’ll be going back to that set throughout the year. Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to seeing what new things you have in store for 2009!

  • 432
    Pamela says:

    My first PTI stamp set purchase was Silent Night. This stamp set is just beautiful. The verses are perfect for cards or layouts. I’m looking forward to scrappin’ this year’s Christmas photos and included several of the verses.

  • 433
    Michelle says:

    Ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon!
    I adore having Papertrey’s perfect match ribbon that easily bumps up my cards a notch and makes me smile at their finished look. No more digging through ribbon bins trying to find something that looks compatible!

  • 434
    Mimi H. says:

    The raspberry fizz is such a rich beautiful color. I’d love to add that to my list, along with Bitty Baby Blessings and Polka Dot Basics.

  • 435
    Elizabeth says:

    Polka dot basics is a definite must-have for me!!! I also can’t wait to order some raspberry fizz…the color is so scrumptious!!!

  • 436
    Tamikko Gordin says:

    My favorite is the Raspberry ribbons and paper. However, I love the recipe box you made and am getting organized more and more everyday. I’ll just have to buy myself a few of your favorite things, as I’m drooling over them all right now.

  • 437

    I definitely LOVE polka dot basics!! I use it on almost all my projects somehow or another. I know that I’ll be getting lots of recipes at my upcoming shower so I’ll have to consider getting the recipe set so I can treasure my new recipes for a long time!

  • 438
    Barbara B. says:

    I am so overwhelmed by the fabulous choices! My wish list is for vibrant colors and Rasberry Fizz is at the top of the list! My DH is going to realize that if he doesn’t get this for me, he will be on the couch till Valentine’s Day! Desperate times mean desperate measures! He-He!

  • 439
    Ana T. says:

    I absolutely love Bitty Baby Blessings! I have used this set over and over again.

  • 440
    Sandy Rails says:

    No doubt about it! The Raspberry Fizz is awesome! I visited Seattle this year and went into a Paper Zone store and saw this color in paper…almost hurt myself trying to purchase some. Then this came out and it is on the top of my list for myself now that Christmas is over!

  • 441
    Cassie Brumbaugh says:

    I love the new My Timeless Templates!!! They just make gift giving so yummy! I also love the Polka Dots stamp set. I love Papertry Ink!!
    Cassie B.

  • 442
    Jodie says:

    It is definately your latest release – the hearts!

  • 443
    k.,m. says:

    I would have to say that my favorite set this year is “Quilter’s Sampler” & “Quilter’s Sampler Sentiments”. This is such a fun set to play with……and the sentiments are so nice.

  • 444
    MaryBB says:

    PaperTrey is definitely my top pick of the year for my crafting supplies. My favorite set is Floral Frenzy. The floral images look sooo beautiful on shimmer paper! Thanks for the opportunity Nicole.

  • 445
    Michelle in Boise says:

    Hands down – the December release…Raspberry Fizz…the papers…the punches….the RIBBONS! Ohhh it was a GREAT month and I am so enjoying it all. Already made Valentine’s for my son’s 1st grade class with the set!

  • 446
    sarah johnson says:

    absolutely, my favorite is polka dot basics. i literally squealed with delight when that set was revealed. it is muuuuuch loved. thanks nichole!

  • 447
    fiona y says:

    i’m loving the new raspberry fizz colour collection, how pretty is that colour??? and you definitely cannot find them anywhere else!
    my fave stamp set i bought this year would probably be polka dot basics & mixed messages. there’re so many i can’t really just pick one!
    thank you for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  • 448
    Tabby says:

    Well, my favorite that I have is First Fruits, however, I just ordered Polka Dot Basics today and I am sure it will take the favortie spot from First Fruits! I can’t wait for it to get here!

  • 449
    Colleen says:

    There’s so much to choose from and I love everything Papertrey Ink has offered…but the Ocean Tides color is so rich and beautiful and the My Timeless Templates are awesome. And I just love the idea of the multi-step stamping options available in Warm Happiness. [Would love to see even more designers incorporate that multi-step option into the sets] And I am a huge fan of the holiday/wintry sets! See, I can’t just pick one!

  • 450
    rieca says:

    I love the reasberry fizz. Oh my goodness the clour is so incredible and goes with everything!

  • 451
    Abby Valencia says:

    My favorite set has got to be Bitty Baby Blessing too. I just enjoyed working with the images and I love that there are sentiments that are in the set so it’s “complete.” I also loved the Everyday Blessings Patterned paper–love the colors and the patterns! I have been on a “spending freeze” the past couple of months so I haven’t gotten any new sets, but since it’s been “lifted” Polka Dot Basics and Guidelines are a definite purchase, as well as Heart Prints and Heart Prints Sentiments!

  • 452
    Lori-Anne says:


    I just LOVE the Ocean Tides too! What a fabulous color!! I’m working on my recipe collection, box, and all! Can’t wait to fill it with all of my family’s favorite receipes!


  • 453
    Cindy Vernon says:

    Wow, I love all of your favorites too! I don’t own all of them but hopefully soon!

  • 454
    Steph Connor says:

    It is impossible for me to pick a favorite stamp set from this year, but my favorite colors have definitely been ripe avocado and pure poppy. I have had to replenish my ribbon and cardstock supply of both already! I can’t wait to see what’s on deck for January 2009!

  • 455
    Maeghan says:

    I really love the Raspberry Fizz color set too! I got some of the ribbon and cardstock as a gift, and WOW is it amazing! Thanks for this opportunity!!!!

  • 456
    TRace says:

    Wow what great ideas! My favorite new release would have to be the new heart stamps, but I am in total love with the ocean tides ribbon and paper!! Thanks for a chance to win πŸ™‚

  • 457
    Angela says:

    My favorite release this year was the Guide Lines set. I’m an engineer, so I love all things linear. I find myself daydreaming of the different things I can do with that grid. Now I just need to find as much time to actually play with the set.
    Thank you for a year of wonderful possibilities; I can’t wait to see what 2009 has to offer. Happy New Year!

  • 458
    Margaret Moody says:

    I liked so many of the new releases this year, but I have to say, Spooky Sweets II is one of my top favorites!

  • 459
    Heather J. says:

    I love, love polka dot basics!!! It’s my go to set. Heather M.

  • 460
    Sheila says:

    It has to be all the cardstock. I love the thickness and the quality of it. I cannot wait to see what new colors get added each month.

  • 461
    elisabeth geers says:

    BEAUTIFUL Nichole! I love all of them but I especially like what you did with the Father set! LOVELY! cannot wait to see what 2009 has in store for us and PTI! πŸ™‚ Elisabeth

  • 462

    I absolutely love Raspberry Fizz and the gridline is also great. So many wonderful things it is hard to narrow it down to two.

  • 463
    CarolLynn says:

    My favorite for 2008 is the Snowfall/Snowfall additions along with the coordinating punches. Also, I cannot forget to mention the Timeless Templates as a favorite.

  • 464
    Kay Mespelt says:

    Hi- My favorite for 2008 were the Timeless Templates! What great ideas for everytone to use to make their specail gifts! Thanks for the chance to win the GC! Happy New Year everyone!!! Hugs Kay

  • 465
    Correna says:

    oooh loving the polka dots, loving anything birdy and swirly too. I wish we had papertrey here in the uk πŸ™

  • 466
    Julia Diane says:

    My vote is definitely the Polka Dot Basics set… but I’m sure eyeing that Raspberry Fizz collection!!

  • 467
    Lorraine (Australia) says:

    Bitty baby blessings!!! I have used and used them. (Seems to be lots of babies at the moment.) You don’t have to be extra fancy with this set, in fact I like them rather plain with the pretty PTI papers and of course ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 468
    Susiejo2 says:

    I love the polka dot basics. Aqua Mist is my new favorite color. I reach for it often. Can’t wait to see what 2009 brings.

  • 469
    Suzanne says:

    I love your monogram alphabets. I have both and use them all the time. Thank you for all the inspiration. Your blog is a favorite product too!!!!

  • 470
    Kim Getchel says:

    I really like the Timeless Templates, I made several of the stockings at Christmas and they were adorable. I am now ready to make the purse one. I can’t say I have one favorite stamp set, like them all. Yes, I really do like the raspberry fizz color, can’t wait to really use it on a card.

  • 471

    I love the Quilter’s Sampler set. I am an SU! demo and this is very different from all the other sets we have. I love sets that you build something new with. I can’t wait to see the new sets for January!

  • 472
    Julie W says:

    Heart Prints gets my vote! Although there are so many others that I love!!

  • 473
    Karen says:

    So hard to pick just one favorite! Ocean Tides has to be one of my favorite colors….seems I am always using some shade of this in whatever I do. I also just love polka dots so that would probably be my favorite stamp set. I don’t have either…yet! They are both on my wish list.

  • 474
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    My favorite 2008 Papertrey product is Teacher’s Apple. I am a teacher so of course I love it. There aren’t usually many teacher sets out there. This one takes the teacher’s apple and fancys it up. I love it!

  • 475
    Sallie says:

    I enjoyed reading your list…..and discovering that many were my favorites too. Happy, healthy New Year!

  • 476
    HOPE J says:

    I have to say my favorite product would have to be the teachers apple set!!! I have young children and I always love making a little something to send to the teacher to say THANKS! But close seconds are MY Timeless Templates and warm happiness!! I love the sets that can be “paired” up with a little treat. Happy New Year!!

    Hope J

  • 477
    Kathy Jackson says:

    I would have to say the Teacher stamps! Finally a set I can use for the teachers all throughout the year!! Truthfully I love it ALL!!!!!

  • 478
    Etha says:

    Wow that IS a hard question. I’ll go easy on myself and exclude the beautiful stamp sets, I would say “Aqua Mist” is my favorite color!! At first I had issues using it but now that we’ve warmed up, I don’t wanna stop πŸ™‚

  • 479
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Wow…that’s a tough question! My favorite set in 2008 has been Quilter’s Sampler, but there are so many others I love too…Floral Frenzy, Polka Dot Basics, Garden of Life, and my go-to for birthday sentiments…Birthday Basics…but I did just get Heartfelt Basics. LOL! So I love so many, but the quilting theme was so unusual and fun to use…as a quilter. Thanks and Happy New Year to all at PTI…you’re the tops!

  • 480
    SmilynStef says:

    I do love that raspberry fizz … so bright and cheery.

  • 481
    Cheryl Sims says:

    Mine has to be Everyday Blessings. I can’t tell you how many time I have used the elegant cross and the heartfelt sentiments in this set. It is my “go to” set. Thank you so much. Keep up the wonderful work.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 482
    Holly says:

    My favorite color release is the Dark Chocolate – so yummy!!!!!!! My favorite stamp release is the quilting sets – love all the infinite possibilities with those two sets.

  • 483
    Janet Rohde says:

    I find it difficult to pick just one but I think Lauren’s templates are wonderful.

  • 484

    I pick…oh this is tough! If I had to pick one thing it would be the vanilla cream ink. When it came out I screamed ‘FINALLY!’

  • 485
    Marilyn says:

    You have AWESOME products… how can I just choose one fav?!
    I love your Butterfly Kisses, 2008 Holiday tag Collection stamps and your papers (esp. your KRAFT paper)! LOVE the weigh and crispness of your papers!

  • 486
    Melissa Sibert says:

    My favorite products are “all” of them. I love your stamps for their ease of use, crisp clean images, versatility and their classic images. I love all the greeting sets, and most importantly I love the sets made for gifts and packaging. I love the ribbons, inks, egg boxes, tins, your white cardstock… see I really love it all. You have become my favorite stamping company. Keep up the good work and I hope to be able to stamp along with you all year long.

  • 487
    Sheila Gill says:

    I LOVE Polka Dots Basics…. just an all-time winner….!

  • 488
    sally says:

    Because I LOVE holiday sets, I can pretty much say all of the new ones are my favorite, but I really love Merry and Bright! Bitty Baby is also a favorite. Thanks for shanring and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • 489
    Dianal says:

    I keep looking at all your wonderful designs and, in particular, the receipe box. There are so many stamps sets that I love that I have promoised myself I will order after the holidays. Thanks for sharing all your great designs.

  • 490
    Lisa says:

    I truly believe you are the MOST innovative stamper/company out there! I LOVE your stamps sets and the hardest decision is figuring out which ones I want NOW! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 491
    Lisa says:

    Okay…my FAVORITE product released is the Timeless Templates AND the Guidelines Stamp Set…I LOVE geometric.

  • 492
    MeShellaBella says:

    WOW! Really, Nichole? Just ONE fav thing? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Home for the Holidays add on to Boards and Beams because it’s just SOOOO clever! I love Pure Poppy, it’s my FAVORITE red so far! I LOVE the Fresh Snow velvet ribbon that I just got! It’s hard to limit myself, I LOVE everything I’ve ever bought from PTI! PTI gets a good chunk of my DH’s $$$! Hee, hee!

  • 493
    Ruth says:

    I think my favourite product released this year would have to be your white ink. Thanks again for all you do Nichole and I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!

  • 494
    MarlaIf says:

    Choose just one? Are you kidding? That’s like torture!!! But if I have my pick my ‘favorite of favorites’, I would say it’s Polka Dot Basics….it’s gender neutral, and goes with so many different styles to change up the look and feel of what you are doing.

    All the best for 2009…and keep those great new releases coming!

  • 495
    Sandy says:

    My ‘go-to’ set just has to be the original Out On A Limb set–inspirational, versatile, and all-around uplifting messages to blend with the various seasons. It has seen a LOT of use since I got it this year, and I need to get the newer editions to complete the arrangement.
    Although I am not a “blue” kind of gal by nature, the Aqua Mist card stock and ribbons seem to get the most use; but all the colors that have been introduced have made their mark on me. A truly great find for me in 2008. Thank you Nichole, and Papertrey INK.

  • 496
    Helen Reiters says:

    The Itty Bitty Blessing Stamp Set is my favorite release from this year. My niece has just had her first baby – a little girl – and I used this set to create a beautiful card for the new arrival.
    Helen Reiters.

  • 497
    Diane Cooper says:

    Your Vintage Cream cardstock… Once I found your white paper and how nice and thick it was, I have been waiting for a cream version of it! Thanks for giving it to us! It was the star of my Christmas cards this year!
    All the best in 2009 Nichole!

  • 498
    kathyc on scs says:

    I just adore your cardstock! I found myself using a ton of Kraft and Cream this holiday season; I’ll be needing to stock up soon!!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 499

    I really really love Teacher’s Apple & all the paper & ribbon this year have been yummy!

  • 500
    Ann Lind says:

    My favorite would have to be the Rasberry Fizz Patterned Paper. My next favorite would be Lauren’s Timeless Templates. Ann Lind

  • 501
    christinem says:

    I love all of your stamp sets, but my favorite stamp set from 2008 is Quilter’s Sampler. I wish you continued success in 2009.

  • 502
    Ingrid says:

    I loved the “everday blessings” set and have used it time and again. I also love the raspberry fizz intro – what a perfect bright pink. Thank you for all the skill and effort you put into your products – they are a delight!

  • 503
    Tonya A says:

    I adore your Polka Dot Basics! It’s my fave!

    Great list…so many things on my want list!

  • 504
    Kathy W says:

    My favorite PaperTrey of 2008 has been the cardstock and ribbons, especially Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, and Ripe Avacado. My supply of these have diminished rapidly!

  • 505
    chris says:

    I just found Paper Trey this year, so everything is my favorite!!! I especially love Boards and Beams and Home for the Holidays… I used the combination for my Christmas card this year. Since all my adult children and spouses were coming home for Christmas, the sentiment,”there’s no place like home for the holidays” was so meaningful this year!

  • 506
    Tammy Murphy says:

    I love the floral freenzy stamps…. I would love to start the new year with these stamps!

  • 507
    Sheryl says:

    I don’t know when it was released, but it’s what brought me to Papertrey! I love everything about Everyday Blessings. I use this set more than any other I own! Thanks for sharing your creativity with others!

  • 508

    I absolutely love Teacher’s Apple & all the gorgeous paper, ink & ribbon that you brought out this year!

  • 509
    Helen Reiters says:

    I have bought lots of your products this year but my absolute favorite is the Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set. My niece had her first baby in November and I used this set to create a beautiful welcoming card. Helen Reiters

  • 510
    Tricia Dee says:

    WOW! What a difficult question – it’s like asking which is your favorite child! Well, maybe not THAT hard! Anyway, I love Polka Dot
    Basics – that’s a staple. But I think my heart belongs to Silent Night.
    I love Christmas and I’ve used that incredible flourish on so many cards – even non-Christmas cards. And – I love all the “Pine” sets – Rustic Branches, Rustic Snowflakes, etc.

  • 511
    chris says:

    I just found Paper Trey this year, so everything is my favorite!!! I especially love Boards and Beams and Home for the Holidays… I used the combination for my Christmas card this year. Since all my adult children and spouses were coming home for Christmas, the sentiment,”there’s no place like home for the holidays” was so meaningful this year!

  • 512
    Barbara says:

    I would have to say that Polka Dot Basics is at the very top of my list! What a wonderful set!

  • 513
    Shawna says:

    You want just one favorite? Surely you jest!! πŸ™‚ Honestly, I can’t pick JUST one, you have SO MANY wonderful things. But the score-tape is way up there. Happy New Year everyone!

  • 514
    christine says:

    have to say the holiday tags collection. I LOVE making special tags for all my gifts πŸ™‚

  • 515
    Janet Zeppa says:

    I don’t own any Paper Trey products(sniff sniff)so I would love to play with any and all on your Top Ten list.

  • 516
    lgulota says:

    The snowfall set and coordinating Marvy punches are one of my favs for this year. I’ve really loved all of Heather’s sets, as we have a similar style πŸ™‚

  • 517

    It is so hard to choose just one product because everything you produce is so great, but if I had to narrow it down to just one, I would choose Heartfelt Basics stamp set. I have been looking for a good sentiment set for a long time and I have been using this one constantly since I got it. It is wonderful!

  • 518
    peggy sue says:

    Must say I like all of the stamp sets. Each one is unique in its own way.
    Being my Great grandmother, Grandmother, Great Aunt,Mother, myself & now my Granddaugher love quilting my favorite of course is quilt sampler. So many possibilities are available and much faster than making a real quilt.

  • 519
    stephanie says:

    My favorite is Quilter’s Sampler- I love that set! And I was so excited for the Pure Poppy ink, cardstock, AND ribbon- I love that color!

  • 520
    Steph says:

    i found PTI in August so I haven’t been around for the whole year, but I have enjoyed back reading the blogs and looking at all the sets that have come out this year as well. I think my favorite new color is the ripe avocado. I really loved everything created with it. For my favorite stamp set, that is tough, but I love the 2008 holiday tags set. I love that they are all a little bit different as a joint effort by several of the design team. I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings! Thanks =)

  • 521
    Christi says:

    For me, my favorite 2008 PTI release is the fabulous color line! The ribbon is amazing and the colors are fantastic!!! There were so many more faves for me but this has to be at the top of my list. πŸ™‚

  • 522
    Jess says:

    Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I can pick one favorite thing! Pretty much everything you mentioned is in the running, but to pick something you didn’t mention, the Home for the Holidays set to go with Boards and Beams is just phenomenal. I got more compliments on the cards I made with that set than any other Christmas cards this year. The detail you put into it is just amazing!

  • 523
    Jennifer Kirk says:

    I don’t feel that I could possibly pick just one – but if forced, I guess I have to say it’s ‘Birds of a Feather’. I love birds and I also love the font used for the sentiments in this set.

  • 524
    dougnat says:

    EEK! too many wonderful things to choose! I love Chocolate collection!

  • 525
    Holly says:

    What a hard question to answer! I really do love the Timeless Templates. It makes making complicated things so much easier! My brain doesn’t hurt when I’ve finally got it figured out and I don’t have to waste tons of paper while I’m trying to figure it out!

  • 526
    Dawn says:

    Ooh – so many fun goodies to pick from! I really like those Guide Lines and the Timeless Templates sound wonderful. Would love the chance to try out some more of your stuff!

  • 527
    Kim P says:

    I love the Quilter’s Sampler set and the Quilter’s Sampler additions. Of all my PTI sets, I have used these two the most.

  • 528
    Karen says:

    I can’t pick between First Fruits, because Fall is my favorite season and Thanksgiving is very special to me, and Warm happiness because that polka dot cup makes me smile.

  • 529
    April Z says:

    I’ve had the Polka Dot Basics on my wish list for awhile, but I’d also love to get the Heart Prints set and the matching punches. The cards you created for the release are so cute!

  • 530
    Liz Suarez says:

    Polka Dot Basics was my first stamp set from Papertrey. I can’t even count how many times I’ve used it since. I just ordered the Heart Prints, and I can’t wait to get those! I’ve got my eye on the Gridlines set, sooooo versatile! Love the stamps! Thanks!!!

  • 531
    judith samples says:

    Hmmm…. tough question to answer! I really like the versitility of the polka dot set, but guidelines is great and I’ve used my anniversary set a lot and I bought the recipe box label set and…. Whew! Too many goodies to mention! Can’t wait to hear ( and see) what’s in store for next year!


  • 532
    Maribeth says:

    My favorite set is Warm Happiness paired with Ocean Tides and Deep Chocolate cardstock, ink, and ribbons!

  • 533
    verna says:

    My favorite is the first anniversary set Simple Little Things – great design and so useful!!

  • 534
    karen says:

    My first set was Everyday Blessings and I still love it – it’s so versatile. I’m hoping to get Polka Dot Basics soon since I love all polka dots ! Every papertrey set is a winner though, waiting for the next release is always so exciting !

  • 535
    Kerry J. says:

    I have to agree with the Quilter’s Sampler. I love this set and use it often! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 536
    Betz61 says:

    My favorite is birds of a feather and pond life with ocean tide, avacado, and poppy being my favorite color releases I love the weight of all the paper and hope this doesn’t ever change.

  • 537
    Penny J. says:

    Do I really have to pick just one? That is impossible as I love it all and am working very hard to acquire it all. Still have a ways to go but I will get there one day!!

  • 538
    Angelina Leonard says:

    I so love the Quilter’s Sampler and sentiments. I reach for them all the time. My next favorite is Boards and Beams. Such a unique set.


  • 539
    Dianna D says:

    I’d have to say Father Knows Best is a favorite. Just love that tree!!

  • 540
    Susan says:

    My fav release this year is the Ocean Tides color selection! It’s gorgeous and the perfect subtle color for so many projects. Thanks for a chance at blog candy too!

  • 541
    Amy A says:

    I too loved the recipe card box this year!! I’m a foodie as well as love crafting, but since I already have quite a few projects going, I never found myself ordering it.

  • 542
    Jenn Fontaine says:

    POLKA DOT BASICS!! Without a doubt, I run to this set. I’ve gotten rid of all my other polka dot sets!

  • 543
    Colette says:

    My favorite is definitely Quilter’s Sampler. It reminds me of my mom, aunts and grandmother.

  • 544
    Kimberly says:

    I love, love, love the quality of your paper! It’s the only option when using “clear” stamps! I can’t wait to see what kind of goodies 2009 will bring!

  • 545
    Margaret says:

    At the moment, Snowfall has to be my favorite for all the time it saved me. So easy to stamp with and background’s looked awesome. And I really like the packaging of the stamps, such a space saver!

  • 546
    Shawna Renville says:

    recipe box is my fav this year … so much you can do with it !!!!

  • 547
    Linda Wright says:

    You are so talented. Just love the polka dots and the quilt stamp. They are my favorites. Keep inspiring all of us out here. Thanks for all you do.


  • 548
    Kara says:

    I think my fav has to be the latest Love Songs!! That’s what I would get if I won, for sure!! Polka dot basics is awesome too. Just got that for myself last month!

  • 549
    Val S says:

    Without a doubt, my favourite set this year is Polka Dot Basics. Love the versatility of this set. Another favourite is Out On a Limb. Absolutely love this set!! Thanks Nichole for these wonderful sets and for all the wonderful products. Looking forward to another year of fabulous stamp sets, colours, ribbons, inks…..

  • 550
    Liann M. says:

    it would have to be the new white ink..and the CS..so lovely….

  • 551
    Suzanne says:

    Thanks for your list….it reminded me about my Guidelines set that has gotten buried under all the new stuff and MUST come back out! Of the wonderful 2008 releases my favorites are the Quilters Sampler and Sentiment sets. As a long time quilter turned stamper I love using these sets for cards and gift items for all my quilter friends.

  • 552
    annheidel says:

    My favorite release from this year is Boards & Beams with the Home for the Holidays addition. I really hope to see more additions to this set next year! Another top favorite is Quilter’s Sampler with its additions. πŸ™‚

  • 553
    Carol says:

    I have to say that the color combinations I see on your site are my favorite! They are always so pleasing to my eyes and heart! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 554
    Susan G says:

    I love Quilter’s Sampler and Polka Dot Basics. I belong to a quilter’s group and make each person a birthday card so the stamps set gets a lot of use. Thanks for sharing your favorites from the year and the chance to win a prize. What a great way to start off the new year!

  • 555
    crystal birr says:

    I LOVE all the yummy ribbon colors- those are my fav products but my fav stamps set right now is the wise owl- hoo cute!! πŸ™‚

  • 556
    Lori A. says:

    I love the Timeless Templates! I haven’t had the opportunity to purchase any yet but am excited to try them. I also love all the new colors. Mmmm!

  • 557
    Elizabeth S. says:

    It is so hard to choose just one thing, everything is so great!! I would have to say I love the Quilt Sampler and punch to go with it because it incorporates one of my other hobbies which is quilting.

  • 558
    Bee says:

    I would have a hard time picking up just one thing… but I just bought polka dots basic to make my (soon to come) baby’s birth annoucements/thank-yous… πŸ™‚ I also really love all those coordinating ribbons+cardstock+ink! Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  • 559
    Sherri Alspach says:

    Wow!!! After looking over all the great cards and ribbons— I think I have to go STAMP!! I love the little animals and the flowers— they are soooo versatile and can go with so many different themes. Thanks for the chance at the gift cert. I hope I win so I can get my hands on some of the great stuff!!!
    Sherri Alspach

  • 560
    Christine says:

    How do I choose? I just love all of your products including the yum-o paper!! I really heart Love Songs and Heart Prints as hearts are my favorite!! Thank you for sharing your list and for the chance.

  • 561
    Katie says:

    That is a really hard question…there’s so much to love! If I had to choose just one thing, it would definitely be the Bitty Baby Blessings set…I’m expecting my 4th in April and am planning on using this set quite a bit for the baby announcements!

  • 562
    Carrie says:

    I love it all and wish that I could buy everything on my “wish list” at once, but I have to be pratical and clothe my kids first!!! My very favorite, though, is Rustic Snowflakes. I love cards with snowflakes and I love the old fashioned feel that I get from this set. Living in Michigan, you have to love snow!!

  • 563
    Shelly says:

    Hmmm, difficult to choose just one! But I have to say polka dot basics – I use it all the time.

  • 564
    jules p says:

    That is a hard one..but I have to agree with your #5 pick. I love the timeless templates.
    Lauren is great at making those templates really neat.

  • 565
    Deidre Mooney says:

    My favorite Papertrey? So hard to choose, but bitty bleassings and the quilt set are in a tie as is all the yummy colors you guys released this year..see…too hard to choose! Thanks for all the great ideas! Deidre M

  • 566
    Stephanie Sheridan says:

    OH wow with all the new releases I think the best I saw and first would be Holiday Tags. All the sets have been great and look forward to the New Year.

  • 567
    Kellye says:

    I think the My Timeless Templates and the Floral Frenzy Stamp set are my favorites. I love all the beautiful colors of paper and ink this year too though. Very difficult to just pick two favorite things!

  • 568
    Linda Duensing says:

    I don’t know where I have been, but I have just found your website. It is wonderful and I love the Raspberry Fizz paper and the Polka Dots. I love Polka Dots and anytime I find polka dots paper, I purchase it. I also love the Fresh Snow ribbon. I know white ribbon is white ribbon, but this looks like fresh snow. Thanks for the wonderful products.

    Linda D.

  • 569
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    I love love love my Quilter’s Sampler set! I do not quilt (far too impatient!) but I love that I can make a gift for all the quilters in my life with this set! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  • 570
    Karolyn L. says:

    Oh my gosh . . . #567 – what are the chances?!! Just wanted you to know how much I love all of your products and would be completely unable to choose just one or even five of my favorites. Can’t wait to see what 2009 has in store for Papertrey Ink! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 571
    Kim Dickirson says:

    Can’t wait to get my tax return done now!!!
    :)= $$$

  • 572
    Mandy says:

    I love everything really but Bitty Blessings is a favorite.

  • 573
    Chris L. says:

    My favorite set was Women of Life, because it is so versatile . . . .my hubby says his favorite was Guide Lines, he just thought it was cool!

  • 574
    Debra says:

    It’s so hard to choose because there are so many fabulous items that have been released this year, but an absolute favorite would have to be the Snowfall or Snowfall Additions sets which coordinate with the snowflake punch.

  • 575
    Chris R. from Iowa says:

    I am not sure if this is my favorite but I do have the quilter’s sampler and have used it several times. I wish my cards were as elegant as yours but for now – they have brought some smiles and some great comments from friends in my quilt group. There is just so much to choose from it is hard to come up with THE favorite! Thanks for all your great projects. I do think the snowflakes will have to be my next purchase!

  • 576
    Becky P. says:

    My favorite papertrey product this year has definitely been the craft paper. However, the stamp set I use all the time is the polka dot basics. I would have to say, after seeing your favorites of the year, my wish list just got longer.

  • 577

    One of my favorites is the Quilter’s Sampler set…so much fun!!

  • 578
    Tammy D. says:

    I love everything PTI! Love the website with all of the wonderful examples and ideas…love the designer’s websites for the same reason…love the quality of the PTI products!! But I’d have to say the product I’ve used the most and REALLY LOVED this Christmas was the Timeless Templates…made a TON of For Keep{sake} boxes and filled them with candies for all of the teachers, service people, neighbors, friends, etc…GREAT gift idea! Thanks Lauren and Nichole…looking forward to 2009!

  • 579
    cori Bravo says:

    Ooh my gosh, one? Well, I suppose if I have to choose one I would say the Just Hatched stamp set and egg boxes…whoops, I guess that’s two. he he

  • 580
    Tricia says:

    I love the rasberry fizz also & the recipe stamps.

  • 581
    Tricia says:

    I love the rasberry fizz also & the recipe stamps.

  • 582

    My favorite would have to be guidelines! My Timeless Templates and Raspberry Fizz would come in a close second and third!

  • 583
    stamperjack7 says:

    …i would have to say the cardstock in the various colors…papertrey cardstock is absolutly the best anywhere at any price…looking forward to many more colors…

  • 584
    Susan C. in NY says:

    Well, all the PTI stuff is wonderful, but I guess I would pick My Timeless Templates. Lauren has done an unbelievable job with these. A great addition to the PTI collection.

  • 585
    trinka king says:

    my favotite is the recipe colection. Second choice would be your new timeless templates.

  • 586
    Kris says:

    My favorites from the year have been the Quilt sets and the Ocean Tide cardstock!! But I do love it all!

  • 587
    Debbie McKelvey says:

    I think my ultimate favorites are the My Timeless Templates, all the ribbon, Floral Frenzy, Polka Dot Basics and Made of Snow. Actually I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite as Papertrey is the best! Happy New Year!

  • 588
    Nancy says:

    2008 was the year I discovered Papertrey. My favorite of the year has to be the quilt sets. I have more than one quilted project that sits unfinished….

  • 589
    Carrie says:

    Love Rustic snowflakes!!! I adore snowflakes on cards and these are beautiful!

  • 590
    ElizabethB says:

    The Vintage Cream cardstock was the best addition to Papertrey’s paper line-up. I use cream 9 out of 10 times that I stamp. πŸ™‚ Made of Snow is my favorite stamp release of 2008. The versatility of this set was exactly what I have been looking for in a snowman set. I look forward to seeing what every release holds. Here’s to a successful 2009! πŸ™‚

  • 591
    Janet Hoffman says:

    I love the 1.5 scor pal tape. Actually, I love all the scor pal tape sizes. I use it for many, many projects.

  • 592
    Diane Anthony says:

    Love my quilt sampler. The Papertrey ribbons are also a favorite. So easy to use.

  • 593
    Peggy W. says:

    I love the timeless templates. You have great products and I love seeing the projects that you make with them. Thanks for the contest.

  • 594
    Marisa says:

    Love the heart prints. On my birthday wish list πŸ™‚ Love the different patterns on the hearts – great variety. Timeless Templates are a close second – great add on! Thanks fro the chance to win some goodies and may 2009 be a wonderful year for you πŸ™‚

  • 595
    Samantha Stobbe says:

    I love the Kraft paper as it stands up so well as the base compared to the other Kraft I have. I also love pure poppy and lemon sorbet. My latest favorite stamp set is Rustic Branches. I wish the Papertrey family a very Happy New Year!

  • 596
    Kris Tolman says:

    I would have to say My timeless TEMPLATES!!! They are awesome! So many uses and fast and easy, too. I frequently turned to these over the holiday season for easy gift ideas. I also love Polka dot basics and guide lines.

  • 597
    Marcy says:

    It is too hard to choose. I love all the new colors. Ocean Tides especially. Polka dot Basics is wonderful!

  • 598
    Linda Palmer says:

    Wow!! 593 comments already. I love the quilters sets. Your Big Chocolate cs is awesome and so is the Ocean Tides. I really like all the CS and dp. Thanks for the opportunity to win some more PTI products.

  • 599
    Kathie says:

    Well, it is so difficult to choose just ONE thing! I will have to say the Timeless Templates – they are so affordable, ever useful and instantaneous that you simply can’t go wrong! (I do{heart} Raspberry Fizz, though)!

  • 600
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite is probably the Aqua Mist collection. It really made me glad to see a color I like EVEN MORE than SU!’s Cool Caribbean!!

  • 601
    Becs Attwood says:

    I really liked Heather Nichol’s Rustic Branches set – I love how the elements fit together and I think it is very versatile for both Christmas & everyday use.

  • 602
    Joanne says:

    That is a hard question, because I am addicted to Papertrey. The sets I go back to over and over are Floral Frenzy and Women of Life. I am also so excited that Papertrey released inks, ribbon, and matching cardstock

  • 603
    Nichole Carbajal says:

    Polka dot basics is my favorite for this year. Spiral bouquet for last year. I was never really a polka dot person before this set. I used to use stripes almost exclusively. But the polka dot basics set has changed all that. Now I create my own polka dot backgrounds making them exactly the color(s) I want. This set is soo much fun!

  • 604
    Barb W says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, unless it can be 12 of them, one for each month. Rustic Branches heads to the top right now. Tomorrow it may be another one. I love them all.

  • 605
    Karen R says:

    I love all of the PTI stamp sets, but my favs are Guide Lines and Boards & Beams.


  • 606
    Alberta says:

    My favorite 2008 product release from Papertrey would have to be the Polka Dot Basics. The stamps are so versatile and the possiblities are endless.

  • 607
    saral says:

    My favorite is probably the Snowfall set, maybe because I was using it so much recently. Polka Dot Basics is at the top of my wish list, and I am excited to see that it was at the top of your list. I can’t wait to try it out!

  • 608
    Bonnie aka raduse says:

    My favorites have been My Timeless Templates, Pond Life and Ocean Tides.

  • 609
    Ilene B. says:

    I don’t have them but I would love to try the timeless templates! Looking forward to it! Thanks for some awesome products!

  • 610
    traci nachtrab says:

    What a great way to wrap up the PTI year! Love all those stamps.

  • 611
    Sue D says:

    If I have to choose just one I will pick Quilter’s Sampler–I love quilts and the sentiments make the set very useful for many occasions.

  • 612
    Jennifer says:

    Oh wow, I can’t choose so I’ll give you my TWO favs…polka dot basics & guide lines. I have been wanting these so badly, but I just haven’t had the money. (crossing my fingers!!!)

  • 613
    Barb B says:

    I have two favorites from 2008…..Polka Dot Basics and Floral Frenzy. Both are wonderful sets!

  • 614
    Kathyl says:

    There are so many good products to name but I would have to say that my favorite is the Birthday Basics set. I’m always in need of a birthday card and this set is perfect!!

  • 615
    donna Vere says:

    Great suggestions. Polka Dot Basics is my favorite as well . Thanks for the great suggestions…Donna

  • 616
    Kristi Hovenga says:

    My favorite stamp set is Warm Happiness. I used it over and over again this Christmas for gift certificate holders to hot chocolate and cappucino packets. I love all the Papertrey products from the stamps to the templates to the paper and ribbon.

  • 617
    Jean in NH says:

    I am SO right there with you with Raspberry Fizz! It has always been my favorite color on the planet and now the possibilities are an open road before me!! Thanks for a wonderful year!

  • 618
    Natasha says:

    I have to say that Wise owl is my favorite set from this year, I love to build my own owl every time. Very close comes the inspiration I found on the design team work! Great Job Ladies…

  • 619
    Cathy Whiteman says:

    I love Quilter’s Sampler. I used to quilt a lot but since I started stamping, I just don’t have time to do it all. This way I feel like I’m enjoying both crafts at the same time. and…it’s so darn cute!

  • 620
    Amy Hallagin says:

    My absolute favorite would be Polka Dot Basics, BUT, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the perfect match cardstock, ink & ribbons!! I love them so much that it will not hurt my feelings to let my SU! demoship go! Can’t wait to see what 2009 brings to Papertrey Ink!

  • 621
    Diana says:

    I would have to say Rustic Snowflakes has been my favorite set and Ocean Tides my favorite color. It’s hard to narrow down to a couple of favorites, since I am very happy with all the products I have from Papertrey.


  • 622
    Rhonda M. says:

    I would have to agree with Nichole! My favorite 2008 product would have to be Polka Dot Basics. It is a go-to set for me. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s coming out in 2009. Thanks!

  • 623
    Holly Stever says:

    My favorite stamp is the Quilter Set. But I do love the colored paper (have already been a fan of the white) and the matching ribbons, too!

  • 624
    Donna says:

    I would have to say Made of Snow, or rustic Snowflakes, so hard to choose.
    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
    Donna Coffman

  • 625
    Verda says:

    Thank you for the great chance to win a gift certificate. I think my favorite set is polka dot basic. I seem to reach for that set the most.

  • 626
    Laura says:

    Loved Polka Dot Basics & Guide Lines. They are great sets that can be used on almost any project! Thanks for the chance & keep the terrific sets coming in 2009!

  • 627
    Stephi D. says:

    My favorites are the holiday tag stamps! LOVE them!

  • 628
    Juli Fish says:

    I love Polka Dot Basics – I can see me spending hours using it. Of course then I’m gonna need some new ink. πŸ™‚

  • 629
    cynthia says:

    I love all of Papertrey products but my favorite for this year would have to be Father’s Knows Best. It is my most go to set that I have. I love the trees and all the sayings.

  • 630
    SusanB says:

    Oooh, just one product? Seriously?! Okay, okay….Snowfall stamp set is the one I’ve used most often. BUT I think my very fave is the matchy-matchy ribbon! Love it!

  • 631
    pegg says:

    What a year! Hard to pick a favorite but I love My Timeless templates. It’s such a great idea – what a nice way to finish off a handmade gift. It’s such a great idea and Mytime is so talented!

  • 632
    JoAnn Williams says:

    It is very hard to say what my fav product is! I love all the ribbon but I would have to say my most loved set is Polka dot basics! Please keep the new stuff coming!!!

  • 633
    Gina D. says:

    My favorite is Made of Snow. I love how you can create so many snowmen with the set!

  • 634
    MichelleH says:

    I love so many PTI products, but my hands down number one fave is Guide Lines. This set is unsurpassed in versatility for me. Love it, love it, love it!

  • 635
    Kathy V. says:

    Oh my gosh, only one favorite? Gee, Polka Dots and Gridlines are timeless, Board and Beams is so much fun, Silent Night is beautiful, Quilter’s Sampler is so versatile. Then there’s the beautiful Raspberry Fizz, the fun Kraft, and Ocean Tides. Ok, let me think, uh, phewy I can’t pick just one! Does that mean I can’t play? LOL Now I’m keeping my fingers cross that I’ll win–I have some more shopping to do!

  • 636
    catlover6 says:

    Polka dot basics is probably my all time favorite! So versatile and yet so FUN!!

    Thanks Nicole and all the team for great stamps and for all your products!

  • 637
    ResaH2 says:

    I might have to get the polka dot set – I don’t have many background sets.

  • 638
    Philomena says:

    My favorite product released this year was the recipe box set and accessories. My other favorite pastime (besides stamping) is cooking and baking so this set is perfect. It also is GREAT for making gifts!

  • 639
    nicole cooper says:

    I really love the polka dot basics set. So versatile for backgrounds or design elements. It is on my wish list for 2009.

  • 640
    Vicki (CraftCrazy98) says:

    Great list, Nichole! I have to say I am an absolute sucker for sentiment sets and I just LOVE Heartfelt Basics and Birthday Basics. I use them all the time!

  • 641
    Theresa says:

    I love the new raspberry fizz paper. I also love pure poppy. My new favorite stamp set is heart prints, I love anything hearts.

  • 642
    Deane says:

    I agree…the quilter’s set is a must. I’m ordering my set now as hubby gave me Christmas money to buy what I want. Isn’t he great?!!!

  • 643
    Lou Belle says:

    I love so many of the stamp sets…but the guidelines set intrigues me the most. The possiblilities seem endless and I have seen so many masculine cards made with this set…I don’tknow about you, but I am always in need of nonfrilly cards for the men in my life. I also love the rustic snowflake set that can be used with a punch…I have hand cut out too many snowflakes to count and this set would really make Christmas decorating so much easier!

  • 644
    Charlene Williams says:

    It’s nearly imposible to chose my “favorite” 2008 product released from Papertrey. I simply love, love, love everything! But my most current favorite would have to be the Warm Happiness coffee/tea/cocoa set. I love all things coffee. My best friend and I meet (when ever we can) for coffee so the set reminds me of her πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see what 2009 brings!

  • 645
    Janet says:

    My fav is the Love songs stamps–I can hardly wait to get them.

  • 646
    Janet says:

    My fav is the Love songs stamps–I can hardly wait to get them.

  • 647
    Gail S. says:

    My favorite release was the quilt stamp set. I do actually quilt and I thought this set was going to be a perfect addition to my stamp collection. I could make cards and gifts not only for my fellow quilters but hopefuls also.

  • 648
    Joeylynn says:

    I love polka dot basics, it’s on my wish list. Once I have it, it will get a lot of use for sure!

  • 649
    Theresa says:

    I love heart prints!!! I couldn’t wait to receive it and the the coordinating punch. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2009. Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  • 650
    chucksue says:

    I love the Timeless Templates and I love “Itty Bitty Blessings”. I used the “Itty Bitty Blessings” to make baby shower gifts. The Mom to be just loved the
    onesies I created. I just love the products from Papertrey!

  • 651
    Sherry says:

    My favorite is Pure Poppy!! I have the whole collection and will have to replenish my stock very soon!

  • 652
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    I have to say that I RUSHED to buy Guide Lines…only to find it was sold OUT! So I tried again in a week or so, and luck would have it, I GOT my set! Though I may not be perfect with my technique, that set is the best thing since the invention of the wheel AND sliced bread, hee! And in the paper category, nothing beats PTI Kraft!

  • 653
    Jeanine says:

    I so love the recipe card box and especially the recipe cards. Of course my second choice is the Quilt squares, I have all of them and love to build quilts with these sets.
    I love Papertrey!!!

  • 654
    Carol L says:

    My favorite is the Quilters Sampler set. It’s the most unique stamp set I’ve ever seen and I love how you can mix and match the great designs in the set!

  • 655
    Shelley says:

    I don’t own any PTI yet, but guidelines is at the top of my wish list. Maybe that’s what I need to spend my christmas money on. πŸ˜‰

  • 656
    Deenie says:

    I LOVE polka dot basics. It’s a must have….and I use it all the time!

  • 657
    Kathy McDonald says:

    I have lived for the 15th of the month all year! If I have to choose just one favorite, it would be First Fruits. It’s different from anything else I have, and I love using this set. I also use all of the beautiful ribbons introduced this year. I have made very few cards without ribbon since getting hooked on these great products.

  • 658

    I have soooo many favorites from PTI that were released this year, it’s hard to choose. I’ll go with the two stamp sets that I use all the time: “Father Knows Best” and Lisa Johnson’s “Flower Garden”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Father Knows Best, and Flower Garden has come to my rescue several times!

  • 659
    Kelly Braund says:

    I really love my Pond Life set. I’ve already used it a lot, mixed with the Father’s knows best and used for some cards for guys, I just love it!

  • 660
    Deborah D says:

    My favorite release from this year was guide lines and a close second was the yummy dark chocolate ribbons!

  • 661
    Lori W says:

    Polka Dot Basics, Birds of a Feather, and Wise Owl were my favorite stamp sets of 2008. My favorite part about a new year… the anniversary set is not far away!

  • 662
    Faith B. says:

    I can’t pin my favorite down to one, but I do love the new cardstock w/ matching ribbon, inks, etc. They are too tempting, I want them all and I’m working on it!

  • 663
    Melissa in NC says:

    Warm hospitality is my favorite 2008 release. It is versatile in so many ways. I love that I can use it for cards as well as home decor projects.

  • 664
    moster says:

    I am a diehard of all things PTI, but Bitty Baby Blessings is hands down, my favorite 2008 product. I have made countless onesies, baby shower cards, baby congrats, etc. I LOVE THIS SET! (… I also LOVE Raspberry Fizz but I somehow forgot to order the solid paper and the ink. I only got ribbon and the patterned paper, but I love it so much I’ve got to believe RF will become a close second in a matter of weeks!)

  • 665
    Kristin O says:

    This is a tough one – what great products! I love the ribbons, they are amazing and there is one for every style! Pure Poppy is my favorite color (but I don’t have Raspberry Fizz yet) and Bitty Baby Blessings my favorite set. Little onesies are so cute with the images! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 666
    Anne Lawrie says:

    Guide Lines! It takes so long to draw the lines by hand.

  • 667
    Steph says:

    Definitely Boards & Beams — and I love the holiday add-on! Oh but how can I forget about Birthday Basics? I turn to that set constantly! I REALLY hope I win one of these gift certificates! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  • 668
    Kym says:

    Super easy- polka dot basics! LOOOOVE it!

  • 669
    CrazyCurl says:

    I have to go for Polka Dot Basics, which I don’t own (yet)!

    I also love all of the colors – can’t wait to get some more of them.

  • 670
    Leana says:

    I love Polka Dot Basics!

  • 671
    Denean says:

    Love Love LOVE Guide Lines – hands down the best stamp set EVER!!

  • 672
    Sibilance7 says:

    Wow, what a hard question to answer! I just found PTI in 2008, so I have my whole collection to think about! I think I would have to agree with Nichole, though, that Polka Dot Basics is my favorite. I don’t know how many times I’ve been working on a card that needed “something” more, and Polka Dot Basics was the answer! It’s so versatile and understated that it works with a huge variety of projects.

  • 673
    MaryK623 says:

    I love Lauren’s My Timeless Templates. They are so versatile and really make it easy to cut and score the cardstock.

  • 674
    Lesa says:

    I love every one of the sets I have ordered this year (working on anniversary set #3). But I think the one that has seen the most ink would be Everyday Blessings. I love the Bible verses and would love to see more this next year. I also want to say that I loved your Holiday Card Making 101 this year. I made several cards from the ones shown and got lots of compliments on them. I hope you do this again next year. Thanks for all the great inspirations you and the design team give me daily.

  • 675
    Maya says:

    My favorite set is Mazel Tov because it is so unique and so useful for me. My other favorite is Birds of Feather because it is just so adorable.

  • 676
    Jeni says:

    My absolute favorite would have to be the My Timeless Templates by Lauren. It’s so nice to be able to just go to the computer and print them off. The hardest part is deciding which one to use.

  • 677
    Dotty says:

    So hard to choose as there are so many! I do however LOVE warm happiness and guidelines. Thanks for a chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • 678
    elizabeth says:

    I love the polka dot set, and I love ALL of the colors!!! It really is hard to choose because you have so many wonderful products!!!

  • 679
    Penny H says:

    My favorite set this year is Quilter’s sampler. Love it!!

  • 680
    Michele S. says:

    Everything is great! My favorite is a toss up from the recipe box and the Timeless Templates. They are both Great and Beautiful! Thank you for all you do!

  • 681
    babies~ Beth says:

    When I opened the box with Ocean Tides and Ripe Avocado inside, it was almost magical! Both colors are so lush, and are truly elegant together! I confess, but it’s no secret, Bitty Baby Blessings is my go to set, lol!

  • 682
    Judith Novak says:

    I am hard pressed to pick a single favorite, as there are so many that come to mind. Kraft paper, Polka Dot Basics, and the Aqua Mist ribbon. It will be fun to see what 2009 holds from Papertrey. With that in mind, wishing the entire Papertrey family a happy and prosperous New Year!

  • 683
    Roxanne J says:

    If you had asked me this questiom before this months release my answer would have been the kraft paper but now I am a big fan of Rasberry Fizz.My goal for 2009 is to be more like Nicole.Thanks so much for all you do and your endless ispiration

  • 684
    Debbie Nelson says:


  • 685
    Melanie Bray says:

    Wow…I would have to say the Guide Lines set…just amazing and so very different from anything else out there…and I love that! Each card or project is entirely unique. It’s just fantastic!

  • 686
    Danisha says:

    I only have 3 sets, Father Knows Best, Birds of a Feather and the Owls. I love them all. But I have to say that I have reached for over and over again the Kraft Cardstock. I am working on expanding my stamp collection!

  • 687
    cassandra says:

    So hard to choose! I’ll say Heart Prints and matching sentiments! Lots of amazing releases in 2008 and I’m looking forward to see what’s coming in the year ahead!

  • 688
    Lia S. says:

    The recipe set! I love this idea! It will make the perfect gift for my cousin wedding shower! I can’t wait to create it! And it will be decorated with raspberry fizz paper, her favorite color and her bridal dresses color! πŸ™‚

  • 689
    Lisa L. says:

    Definitely the Bitty Baby Blessings set.

  • 690
    Rike says:

    I really like the hearts print, so many ways to use them and in combination with the raspberry colours…. mjum… 2008…. a wonderfull year…
    I’m wondering what 2009 will bring!!

  • 691
    Mary B says:

    There’s no way to narrow the list down to just one favorite – so the Guidelines set and all the new colors of cardstock and ribbon would top my list. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 692
    Lisa R says:

    I only just discovered PTI in the fall of ’08. My first purchase was the Guide Lines set and I love it! PTI clear stamps are the best I have ever used. I also love the way my purchases from PTI come so nicely packaged! There are several PTI sets on my wish list … so, I really hope I score one of the $50 give aways!

  • 693
    Laura G. says:

    I’ve bought so much…all of it wonderful…how can I pick a favorite. I love Quilter’s Sampler, but would have to say Mazel Tov simply because it filled a void for this type of set. Great job, Nichole! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2009.

  • 694
    Mindy says:

    I have really enjoyed getting my Papertrey box of goodies this year and have enjoyed using the stamps, but even more so the paper and inks and ribbons. Thank you all for your continued inspirations and ideas. I look forward to checking your blogs each and every day!!

  • 695
    Elizabeth Vollmer says:

    I really love the quilters sampler set. It is allowing me to make great cards for all the quilters in me life. Happy New Year and thanks for offering the great prize!

  • 696
    Deb S. says:

    Since I am an avid gardener I would have to say anything floral would be my choice. All your sets are very versatile and give endless possibilities for projects.

  • 697
    Rita says:

    It was tough to narrow it down to one favorite product; but since I must, I have to say it is the First Fruits stamp set. I love how sophisticated it looks when used with gold leaf and your designer paper.

  • 698
    Diana B. says:

    I just love Bitty Baby Blessings, I have used it for several different projects throughout the year!

  • 699
    jennifer ferrell says:

    Ever since I found your website about six months ago I have to look at it to see what’s new everyday. I am so amazed with everything you and the people you work with have done. I am inspired to do and create more. Thank you for all you do!

  • 700
    Charlee Gunderson says:

    It was really, really hard to narrow my choices down to just one, but I have to agree with you Nichole, POLKA DOT BASICS is my go to set all the time. Followed closely by Bitty Baby Blessings. Oh gosh
    I Love them all!!!!!!

  • 701
    Jessica L says:

    I love the polka dot basics. They are so versatile. I am also very symmetrical so they work well in my world.

  • 702
    elana k says:

    I just recently found Papertrey stamps and am quite impressed, jut don’t know where to start buying! I am loving the new hearts release for Valentine’s, so maybe there…thanks for the recommendations. πŸ™‚

  • 703
    Joan Brelsford says:

    My favorite set right now is Rustic Snowflakes-I loved using it for Christmas cards and packaging!

  • 704
    Alicia Chaparro says:

    Timeless Templates are my absolute favorite! I love how you can create so many different projects from one template! Lauren has gone above and beyond for this one!

    Hugs and Blessings