Papertrey & Pom Poms

By February 28, 2009Group Challenges

If you take a look at the world around you, pom-poms in all different shapes, sizes and textures are becoming so prominent! 

You can find them in fashion, on dresses and scarves



and home decor in the form of trim for pillows and coverlets.



Of course, they can also be found in the crafting world!  I found these adorable pom pom animals you can create with Martha Stewart HERE.


Just in time for spring, pom-pom chicks to add to a pretty spring basket of daffodils.

Daffodils & chicks

Pom-poms don't need to just be made from yarn or string, you can use tissue paper too.  Wouldn't THESE make fabulous party decor, especially if the tissue was stamped with Polka Dot Basics first!

Tissue pompoms

I thought I would challenge our design team gals to see how they could adapt pom-poms to their paper crafting!  You just HAVE to check out their results!!!

Michelle Wooderson


Becky Oehlers


Heather Nichols


Lauren Meader


Lisa Johnson


Maggie Holmes


Dawn McVey


I hope all of their efforts inspire you to experiment with pom-poms yourself!  They add so much whimsy and texture to a project, you never know, it may be a supply you start reaching for on a regular basis!  Happy stamping!


P.S. Have you been itching to see a peek at our exclusive limited edition anniversary set that will start shipping out this month?  The Design Team gals and I have been busy creating a special gallery for all of you!

You can check it out —> HERE

This special gallery also contains the full reveal of the stamp set in its entirety, so if you wanted to wait and keep it a surprise you may want to wait until your package arrives to stop by.

Wondering what this exclusive limited edition set is all about?  Did you miss out on the promotion this year?  Visit THIS PAGE for all the details, and you could earn next year's set!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 36 Comments

  • 1
    Diane L. says:

    They are ALL amazing and beautiful!! I know I have pom-pom’s somewhere. LOL Love them!!!

  • 2
    Susy says:

    Ohhhhh, I’m so excited, that set looks gorgeous.

  • 3
    Jeanne says:

    I am absolutely ecstatic!!!!!!!!!! The anniversary set is sooooooo exciting! I am so excited that March is here and the anniversary sets will soon be on their way! Each image and sentiment are so special and love that there are small ones that would be cute on tags. You think of everything, I don’t know how you can be so creative….but I love every minute of every new release. I ams o excited!!!!

  • 4
    Kim says:

    You should seriously think of selling these – OK, those who bought 12 sets get it free, but for those of us who didn’t, can only cry.

  • 5
    Mary says:

    This Anniversary Set ROCKS!! How exciting! I’ll be anxiously stalking the mailman… 😉

  • 6
    Sheri Watts says:

    thanks for giving us a peek at the anniversary set… I couldn’t help myself I had to look. I love the stars in that set, I use stars alot on cards for men. The set is great…thanks for your generosity, this really shows you all put your heart into everything you do at Papertrey! (even the free stuff 🙂

  • 7
    Maureen W. says:

    LOVE the anniversary set!! I can’t wait to get it in my inky little hands!

  • 8
    Sophie says:

    oh my…the anniversary set is so cute, I can’t wait to get mine.

    Thanks Nichole for this beautiful gift !

    Have a nice day

  • 9
    Allison F says:

    Great cards with the pompoms! I’ve been wondering if they would come into the paper crafting world!

    Love the anniversary set!

  • 10
    ValerieC says:

    I LOVE the anniversary set! I love everything the design team did. Great job!

  • 11
    Erin Bohland says:

    Love the set and also wanted to say thank you so much for the item I won from feb’s giveaways. I was day 10 winner and won the gourgoues framed art . Well I was so happy with just that gift and you sent along the handwritten notes stamp set. That was so nice of you.Your company is really a great company and I will be sharing the great experiance that I had with all my stamping friends.Thanks Again..l.

  • 12
    Elizabeth Knehans says:

    This set is over the top! I can’t wait to get mine. You make being a faithful release night stalker so worthwhile! I love your company and all you do to make papercrafting a source of much joy and fulfillment. You and your team rock!

  • 13
    Kerry says:

    Is there a way we can find out if we qualify for the anniversary set?

  • 14
    Sharron Gregory says:

    Nicole, I absolutely LOVE the anniversary set! It is just perfect–you couldn’t have selected better images–the tea cup, cupcake, bird, star–everything is just wonderful! I found PTI just one year ago and have been so thrilled with everything I have purchased and all the fantastic posts by you and your design team! Thank you so much for opening a whole new world for me! I have so enjoyed each new release and checking everyone’s blogs each day! You are the greatest…….

  • 15
    Melissa says:

    The pompom cards are so cute, I don’t own any pompom trim, but I’m definitely inspired to get some now thanks! LOVE the anniversary set!

  • 16
    Maile says:

    I love everyones pom-pom cards! I am so excited about the anniversary set, I can’t wait to get mine! Everyones anniversary samples are so inspiring. I would also like to thank you Nichole for featuring one of my Green Thumb cards in the Newsletter, it was such a nice surprise and I am truly honored.

  • 17

    Nicole—that anniversary set kicks butt!!!!!! OMG!!

  • 18
    Adoree says:

    OMG! I’m excited….this anniversary set is fantastic! Can’t wait to get mine!…mine all mine…yummy, yummy, yummy!!!!!

  • 19
    cindy b says:

    Love the Anniversary set!!!!! I can’t wait to receive it!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • 20

    eek! the link to the gallery isn’t working on my computer right now and i am DYING to see the anniversary set!!!! OY! I don’t know if I can wait for my post man.

  • 21

    ok, finally got it working and this set IS AWESOME!!! And the DT has done it again. Such great cards!

  • 22
    Robb_eeie says:

    I have always loved Pom-poms … do you remember making them to put on yourice skates!!!

    My Godson who is almost 13, surprised me before the Holidays, by making a comment that “Pom-Poms Rock!” [meaning they are cool]… all the kids here have them on their winter hats, on their tennis shoes, up along the sides of their winter boots ~ and I’m talking about 11 yrs. old and up 🙂

    And now I’m going to have to go and check out Martha Stewart’s blog for those stunning tissue flowers ~ pray they are easy to make. HA !

  • 23
    Julia Aston says:

    I just love all the pom pom cards – what a fun idea – so colorful and snazzy!

    and I adore the anniversary set! !! I am so excited that I’m going to get this set – your samples are super! what a wonderful variety of stamps this has!!!!

  • 24
    peggysue says:

    These pom pom cards are so cute, what a fun challenge! And I’ll have a peek at the anniversary set, no spoiler for me since I won’t be getting one this year! 🙁 But what a fine treat for those who are, and so nice of you to do this.

  • 25
    Crafty Math Chick says:

    I LOVE this set Nichole – THANK YOU!! Can’t wait until it arrives! Goddy, goody, goody…

  • 26

    Those pillows were great!

  • 27
    Sarah Fisher says:

    Thanks for sharing the anniversary set with us! It looks awesome! I can think of so many uses for it and now I can hardly wait for it to arrive. Thanks for showing your appreciation for customers!!

  • 28
    Sarah says:

    Yay for POM POMS!!!

    And I am SO sad I only discvored PTI late in 2008! UGH!

    The things I could do w/that Anniversary set!


  • 29
    Kristina says:

    Oh my stinkin’ cute Anniversary set! YAY! I can’t wait to get it. :0) BTW, I LOVE what everyone did with the pom-poms!

  • 30
    Willireb says:

    Many, MANY thanks for the Anniversary Set. As so many have said before me “I can’t wait to get my hands on it”.

  • 31

    I am really looking forward to receiving my anniversary set. I was wondering…do you have a tea stamp set? I see a tea cup in the anniversary set but I would love to see a victorian tea set of stamps on PTI. Thanks for all you and your design team do!

  • 32
    jules p says:

    Oh I LOVE pom-poms! They are so sweet and fun!

  • 33
    elaine says:

    I think you have a very inspiring website here! Your work is amazing!

    I was wondering if you could help me out with storage… I read under “the studio” on this site, “To the right of my workspace I keep all of my embellishments. They are in plastic compartmentalized boxes ($1.95 ea. from Wal-mart) by color. ” Would you be able to post as a comment what brand those boxes are and their dimensions? I have been searching for similar storage for a while, and have only found a $5 box that comes close to what I need. What you have seems just right and is much cheaper! Thank you!

  • 34
    Ashley M says:

    Thanks for inspiring me to use pom poms!!! Love them!

  • 35
    deb says:

    so are we getting pom poms in PTI colors???!!!!

  • 36
    Lucia says:

    I like the pompons. They give the items a different look.

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