Introducing Scattered Showers

Dawn's headshot Dawn McVey is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after designers for not only customers of Papertrey Ink, but the stamping industry as a whole, as evidence by the orders continuing to pour in for her first set, Damask Designs.  It's no surprise that her latest set, becoming available April 15th, is already gaining a lot of interest just from the sneak peek.

Scattered Showers is a set full of several different types of umbrella images.  Throw in some clever coordinating sentiments and you have an instant winner on your hands!  I can tell you from my personal experience with the set, that I could NOT put it down!  It can have SO many looks (which is proudly one of Papertrey's ongoing characteristics) and really begs you to have fun experimenting and playing with all of the possibilities it holds.

Yellow Showers card
First up is a quick card I created using some simple heat embossing.  It is a super simple layout with a color scheme that just screams spring and sunshine!

Yellow umbrella closeup
The umbrella was embossed with White Filigree detail embossing powder.  To help tie in the yellow color, I added small dots of acrylic paint (using a toothpick) in the center of each flower found in the umbrella pattern.

Ribbon strip
There has been lots of chatter on our forum about making bows with our pretty little vintage buttons tied in the middle.  I am sure every designer has their own way of doing it, but I thought I would share the process I use when creating mine.  First, I attach a strip of ribbon across my card front.  I do not put any adhesive on the front of the card when doing this.  I just use some scor-tape on the back of the card front and wrap the ribbon ends around to it.

Ribbon loop
Next, I take a length of the ribbon and create a loop, like that used for awareness ribbons and such.

Creating rabit ears
Place the crossover point of the loop on top of your ribbon strip and pull the center of the actual loop down to the crossover point.  This will ultimately create two *bunny ears*  for you. Thread a piece of twine or embroidery floss (depending on the look you want) down under the ribbon strip AND loops.  By doing this, it will allow the loops to be attached the ribbon strip securely without having to adhere them on later.

Twine & buttons addition
Thread the ends of twine (or floss) through two of the button holes and knot tightly, cinching the loops and strip as you go along. 

Finished bow
Here is a closeup of the finished bow.  What I like most about this method is after the tying is done, I am free to *move* the bow anywhere along the ribbon strip, like a slider, without any fuss!

Embossed word umbrella
Next up is a quick little card I created using the outline umbrella image that Dawn included with this set.  Not only is the outline good for paper piecing opportunities (can you just picture three different patterned papers, one for each section of the umbrella!!!) but I thought it would work well for a window application as well.  I started by stamping & heat embossing the image on my Melon Berry card cover.

Window cutting
I carefully used a craft knife to cut just within the outline of the top of the umbrella.

Word umbrella interior
By closing the card and tracing the opening onto the card interior with pencil, you can stamp your sentiment perfectly, so that it will line up with the opening.  Here I used a sentiment from Heartfelt Basics ( a favorite set of Jennifer McGuire!) stamped in Dark Chocolate.  I also added the small butterfly image from Tags for Spring (stamped in Melon Berry) to accent the sentiment.  I allowed the ink to dry for a few minutes and then erased my pencil tracings.

Word umbrella closeup
When the card is shut, you can get a little peek of the sentimental wording that can be found on the interior of the card.

Umbrella Word Window card
The completed card looks like this.  I love the way it turned out and am anxious to try it in alternate colors too.  (Think Hibiscus Burst or New Leaf!)

Rain or Shine
This card doesn't really use any special techniques or design elements, but I thought I would share anyway.  I think the polka dotted umbrella in this set is one of my favorites.  This card was a bit of a revelation for me, because I pretty much ALWAYS stamp images perfectly horizontal or vertical.  It's just my personality!  I stepped out of my comfort zone and stamped the umbrella focal point at a bit of an angle.  I really like how it ended up accenting the sentiment block perfectly.

Paint splatter process
Last, but not least, is my personal favorite card that I created with Scattered Showers.  I stamped and then heat embossed this modern striped umbrella image with Filigree Clear embossing powder.  (If I haven't mentioned it lately, I just LOVE this stuff.  It really picks up all the detail of these images!).  I watered down some ordinary acrylic paint (about 75/25) and used a paintbrush to drip & splatter the paint on top of the umbrella.  It was SO fun, like being back in Kindergarten again! 

Paint drops umbrella closeup
To get a bit more opaque look and to help reveal the *resist* technique I was doing with the umbrella image, I gently dropped a paper towel on top of the image while the paint was still wet.  I pulled the paper towel back up and it revealed this!  After it was dry, I was able to stamp the sentiment in True Black ink.

Paint Drops card
I think the final result is a real *artsy* looking card, that really is just the result of having fun playing with a bit of paint!  wouldn't this look great in Ocean Tides too?

So there you have it!  A bit of fun with the new Scattered Showers set!  I hope you found some inspiration today that you feel as though you can use in your own stamping adventures!

As always, I appreciate your feedback on today's post and Scattered Showers in general!  Share your thoughts with us today and you can have a chance to win…

a FREE Scattered Showers stamp set of your very own!

This contest will end at 8am EST, Saturday, April 11th.  The winner will be announced shortly thereafter, by noon EST on our April Release Prize Winner page.  Please play nice, only one entry per person.


Of course Dawn has a few projects today that showcase her new set!

You can see what Lauren has created using Scattered Showers in conjunction with one of her new templates for this month!

Heather has revealed a bit about her new April release today.

Lisa showcased her new set in a special way too!


Complete supply lists for these projects can be found HERE.

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    abby says:

    Love all those card ideas and that umbrella! My fave is the cut-out window one! Thanks for all the inspiration! I love learning new techniques!

  • 2
    ChristaKC says:

    love the stamp set with the adorable ‘brellies! so cute! perfect for so many themes – one i can think of is “sorry you’re feeling under the weather.” what a great set! thanks for the chance to win!

  • 3

    What a fabulous set…I can already tell it’s gonna be a must-have! Love love love that last card…so cool!

  • 4
    Heather Arsenault says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful samples with this oh-so-cute stamp set. I really liked the 2 techniques that you showed today and will have to give them a try.

  • 5
    Marcia Truslow says:

    I LOVE it when it rains! That’s how we get all those pretty spring and summer flowers! I get grumpy when I hear people complain about rain. They need to play with this great umbrella set and discover how much FUN it is to “play” in the rain!!!

  • 6
    Kiko says:

    Wow Dawn! What a great fun set!!! The umbrellas are totally adorable. Your cards are so cute… and I also especially love the last one using acrylic paint.

  • 7
    Emily W (US) says:

    What a smart ribbon technique! And love the acrylic paint look with the clear embossing. Brilliant!

  • 8
    Ginaj says:

    Those umbrellas are going to get me. So fabulous! And the sentiments are perfect. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • 9
    Jenn Fontaine says:

    Wow! This is first on my list for the 15th! Great cards with a great set!

  • 10
    Madeline Hallock says:

    What a combination, Papertrey and Dawn!!! Can’t go wrong. Love the set and the cards are amazing.:)

  • 11
    glorie says:

    I love the card with the acrylic paint. Great idea !

  • 12
    Linda M. says:

    what a darling new set and the cards are marvelous! I especially like the ‘peek-a-boo’ card!

  • 13
    jen shears says:

    This looks like another AMAZING set! Thank you for the fun techniques AND the chance to win!!!

  • 14
    Margaret Peltier says:

    Pre release party has started – been waiting patiently (NOT!) Cant wait to see all the samples, new releases and to place my order right at midnight so I can play with all my “new” toys when they arrive! Thanks for all the great things you and the team create and for the wonderful service that goes with it!

    Happy Easter to all!

  • 15

    This is an awesome set from Miss Dawn. That purple paint splatter thing you got goin’ on there is very interesting. Trying to think how to do that without trashing my clothes or staining my fingers for a week – LOL Lovely cards, Nichole.

  • 16
    Colleen says:

    Cute and fun! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 17
    Lisa Rae says:

    What an awesome set this is!! I really didn’t think umbrella’s would be my thing but after seeing what you and Dawn have done with it so far I’ve got to have it!!!

  • 18
    karen says:

    I can’t wait for this set….Just in time for spring too. I especially love the polka-dotted umbrella. This looks like it will be a must-have for me.

  • 19
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    Me, oh, my! You have my creative juices flowing. What a great set with so many looks and possibilities!!!

  • 20
    sandy says:

    your creativity always amazes me. I really like the different umbrellas so far!

  • 21
    Lolita says:

    So many new ideas and techniques to try. I can’t wait to get started. Beautiful set Dawn!

  • 22
    Ginny says:

    i’ve already told Dawn that she did an AMAZING job… these stamps are just too cool–and yes, super versatile.

    love them, love them. (and the sentiments make me smile.)

  • 23
    yuki says:

    Another must-have set for me! can’t wait!!!

  • 24
    Maureen P says:

    Oh, I love the cutout umbrella…and kraft and yellow…yummo! Congrats on the new releases!!

  • 25
    Si Leong says:

    I’m loving this set!! Dawn is so amazingly talented. I’m so glad she joined the PTI family!

  • 26
    Josiane says:

    I wasn’t so sure about this set when I saw the sneak peek since I am not into cutesy stuff but fell in love when I saw your first card and it only got better when I saw the rest and Dawn’s cards. Sigh… I guess I’ll be ordering this set next week too.

    Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration!

  • 27
    Beth Bo. says:

    Beautiful cards…can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 28
    Michele says:

    Oh my Nichole, your cards are gorgeous; love the umbrellas, particularly the polka dot and modern striped umbrella!!

  • 29
    Jennifer says:

    Well, when it rains it pours…creativity! Who would have thought an umbrella could be so adorable and versatile?! I can’t wait to see what more is in store!

  • 30
    takisha says:

    very cute, can’t wait to see the other sentiments!

  • 31
    Chris L. says:

    Nichole, your cards are adorable–I love the red and black one especially! And thanks so much for the great bow tutorial, can’t wait to try it!

  • 32
    quilter says:

    I like the polka dot umbrella, it rarely rains in TX, but I could still use an umbrella stamp. This week is going to be fun. You’ve got me hooked!

  • 33
    Roxanne says:

    Loved the color combo of Kraft, Lemon Tart and White. So springy!!! And Fresh! Loved the red umbrella at an angle too. Super cool!

  • 34
    Cassi, San Diego says:

    Already on my list of sets I need with this release! Love all of these ideas.

  • 35
    Kelley says:

    Everything Dawn does is wonderful!! Love this set already!

  • 36
    Steph J says:

    Love love love this set! Your cards are so beautiful!

  • 37
    Tracey C. says:

    Dawn has got another great set coming! wow – the possibilities. Loving the sentiments, and I can see many different occasions this set could be used for!

  • 38
    Belinda says:

    We are in our sixth year of drought. It never rains here and I don’t even own an umbrella and yet I will be buying this set. Love it!

  • 39
    Becky P. says:

    What a great idea for a stamp set. I like the last technique, and if you used some light blue paint, it might take on the characteristics of rain. How fun. As usual, great stuff, Nichole.

  • 40
    ElizabethB says:

    What a great idea for a set. Love it! My favorite is the paint drip resist card. WOW!!!! Can’t wait to see more.

  • 41

    Well who would have thought umbrellas could be so fun? Really like what I am seeing here!

  • 42
    Deb C says:

    Very cute set. We’ve certainly been having our fair share of April showers this year. LOL~ An umbrella (or two or three) would come in handy right now.

  • 43
    Sarah N. says:

    Your ideas are amazing!!! My favorite part I’ve seen is the sentiment “I love you rain or shine” too cute!!!

  • 44
    Cynde says:

    I really like the looks you have achieved with this new set of stamps by Dawn. Looks like she has another outstanding Set on her hands! I can’t wait to get it.

  • 45
    spellsong1977 says:

    Wow! I love this set already–great work, Dawn! My favorite card (so hard to choose!) you made was the melon berry one with the umbrella cut out–that was such a clever idea, and I can’t WAIT to try it out! Thanks, Nichole

  • 46
    Jayne says:

    What an adorable set! Dawn is such a wonderful designer – I know this will be a fun one to work with!

  • 47
    Sonya says:

    The umbrellas are soooo cute. I love all the cards but especially like the details about how you tie the ribbon with the buttons. Very cool.

  • 48
    Jennifer L. says:

    I love the cut out card! And thanks for sharing the button tip. Can’t wait for the release…

  • 49
    CrazyCurl says:

    Every card you made is just gorgeous! What a neat set.

  • 50
    Jen Caputo says:

    oh my goodness, who knew a set of umbrella images could be so droolworthy! I adore all of your projects, especially the first with the yellow/white/kraft. Why have I not tried that color combo yet? It’s so classic!

  • 51
    Lizzie Jones says:

    Oh, my Heavens, I think I’m in love! You had me at Lemon Tart meets Kraft and adorable umbrella-y goodness. I can’t wait!

  • 52

    What an adorable set and fabulous samples. My fav. is the last card with the splattered paint. That looks so cute!

  • 53
    Kim J. says:

    These new sets are so beautiful — and versatile! I absolutely love each of the techniques you showed: 10:49 pm and I finally learned something new today. Guess that means I can go to bed, huh? Ha! Not a chance! I have to go stamp now! Just wish I had Dawn’s fab ‘brellies to play with!

  • 54
    Judy S says:

    This stamp set is adorable…and you have showcased it so well with your cute samples! This is definately a must-have!

  • 55
    Hannah says:

    What a great time of the month!! Yay!
    I love the paint spatters…how ingenious!

  • 56
    lee says:

    This umbrella set is simply stunning. So many possibilities.

  • 57
    Jessica says:

    I wish I could be 1/10 as creative as Dawn!!

  • 58
    Kellie B says:

    I adore Dawn & her designs! I love the umbrella! Living in Washington state, we use them A LOT!!

  • 59
    LuAnne says:

    April showers bring May flowers! What cute umbrella designs and creative uses for them! Can’t wait to see your future releases!

  • 60
    Kerry A says:

    ADORABLE! I love the cards you created with this cute new set…very inspirational! πŸ™‚ I just received Dawn’s first set in the mail today and would love to have this set too! πŸ™‚

  • 61
    Christine says:

    This looks like a fun one! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 62
    k prakken says:

    I love the umbrellas and all of your cards. Just beautiful.

  • 63
    Jeanelle says:

    I ADORE this set! That first umbrella with the flowers is my most favorite.

  • 64
    Emilia says:

    Wow, I love this cute umbrella. I love Dawn’s style, I have just received her first set!!! So classy!!!!

  • 65
    Nancy Gagnon says:

    This set looks completly adorable & you have showcased it so well! I especially like your first card using the yellow, white & kraft combination…..simply FABULOUS!!

  • 66
    Naomi says:

    Oh my I really love this set!!!!! Everything Dawn touches turns to gold!!!!

  • 67
    Cindy O says:

    Well, I never thought I would want umbrella stamps, but was I ever wrong. LOVED all your cards and can’t wait for the release.

  • 68
    laurie hunt says:

    Very cute! I like all of the cards that you showcased, and I thought you really did a great job of showing the versatility with all the different ideas that you showed. Good luck on set number two!

  • 69
    Susan H says:

    Dawn, the umbrellas are just great! Can be used for so many occasions! Love the sayings that I’ve seen so far. Another must have set.

  • 70
    Maryann T. says:

    Oh my gosh… cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on this set!

  • 71
    Sheila stamp mom says:

    sweet umbrellas, and I LOVE the watered down paint – looks like so much fun!

  • 72
    Ida says:

    These are great. My “favs” are the Polka Dot and Modern Umbrella’s. Hey I thought I was the only one who had trouble “angling” images. It looks great though.

  • 73
    Lori W says:

    Beautiful cards! I’m feeling inspired! Love the set!

  • 74

    All of the umbrella cards are super cute. I think my favorite is the black and red one “stamped off the edge.” Makes it so whimsical and can be translated into so many other stamp images. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration!
    Carol Scheevel
    Lakewood, Ca.

  • 75
    Renee (happystamper05) says:

    Our Dawn has done it again! I love how you showcased her new set especially the cut-out umbrella one!

  • 76
    TinaH says:

    I can see plenty of uses for this set – rain or shine, party times, cheer you up – plenty of uses! Thanks for the sneak peek.

  • 77
    Kristina says:

    Oh goodness! I’m lovin’ this set so far! My head is swimming with all of the fun possibilities! Thanks for some great demonstrations on ways it could be used!

  • 78
    Melanie says:

    Those umbrella’s are too cute! What a unique set! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  • 79
    sarah says:

    Dawn rocks! She is so creative, I cannot wait until I get to see what all the other amazing crafters out there do her newest set.

  • 80
    CAS says:

    I love this set… looks wonderful and I can’t wait to see more of it!

  • 81
    Kelly Marie says:

    This is so cute and different! I love it! Umbrellas are so fun!

  • 82

    Lovely– you cards are great. I can’t wait to see more:)

  • 83
    Maile says:

    This set will be so much fun to use! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 84

    Some great inspiration with simple but stylish and achievable results! Thanks for sharing

  • 85
    Anne Lawrie says:

    Looks like a fun set! I look forward to seeing what the DT members have come up with as well.

  • 86
    Allison Cope says:

    What a fabulous and versatile set! I love the acrylic paint technique with the embossing resist! Very cool! Congrats Dawn on another wonderful set!

  • 87
    Paulina says:

    Wow, this set is so adorable! Living in Seattle, I can see this set coming in very handy. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win, and also the amazing samples!

  • 88
    Robb_eeie says:

    This Umbrella Set, aka *Scattered Showers* is beyond perfect for my personal use! WOOOOooHOOOooo! For whatever strange reason, I adore stamps that have umbrellas as well as rubber boots ~ meaning, I collect them. Sounds strange huh? I just feel you can’t go wrong with either of these elements and they always make me smile πŸ™‚

  • 89
    Kim says:

    I love it! I can’t wait to see more ideas. I never would have thought I would fall in love with umbrellas!

  • 90
    Sylvia says:

    My daughter and I look each day together at “what’s new” on capture the moment . Today she said “Mom look what Miss Nichole did, can we paint too!? Where’s the umbrella stamp?” I said it’s not the 15th yet, and heard “how many days?” My sentiments exactly.

  • 91
    Desiree says:

    What awesome cards!!! I can’t wait to see the entire set!

  • 92
    Cindy Vernon says:

    I love this set! I think the polka dot one is my favorite too!

  • 93
    JeanMarie Breslin says:

    I like this set. I really like the card with the top of the umbrella cut out. Look forward to the release.

  • 94
    Deepa M. says:

    Love the umbrellas – I think the flower one is my favorite! I’m liking that there are so many different occasions to use the images for, get more bang for your buck!

  • 95
    Renee Powell says:

    Oh, I love that resist technique! I think I’m going to have to try it out tomorrow! Love the umbrellas too!

  • 96
    jeanie nieva says:

    this is so adorable. thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • 97
    Lynn R says:

    This is a must have for me here in Oregon! I always have an umbrella with me! Can’t wait for this one!

  • 98
    Linda w says:

    It’s raining great ideas down on us today. I can’t wait until the entire set is revealed just like a rainbow after the rain.

    thanks much

  • 99
    PF Goh says:

    I love every single image I’ve seen. April showers! So spring-y

  • 100
    Tricia Dee says:

    What a great new set! I just love the card with the cutout umbrella!

  • 101
    Melisa Hunter says:

    This set looks like so much fun! I would love to play with it!

  • 102
    Karie B says:

    Another really cute set! I can’t wait to do some paper piecing with it. Thanks for sharing!

  • 103
    Jan Brooks says:

    My goodness, the first Countdown stamp set for the month, and I’m already in love! Beautiful and creative examples, Nicole! I can’t wait to play with Scattered Showers, so thank you for the opportunity to win this set. I’ll be crossing my fingers for the rest of the night. LOL

  • 104
    Arlana says:

    What a darling set!!! I just love the way to did the card with the embossing and the drops of paint!!! Thanks for sharing your darling creation.

  • 105
    Sheri says:

    I absolutely love how you show variations on how to use all of your stamps. It’s so inspiring! Thank you Nichole!

  • 106
    Sheri Watts says:

    Those umbrellas are so adorable. Love the card where the umbrella is cut out….

  • 107
    Clouds says:

    The set is pretty cool! I like the ‘artsy’ umbrella card! Looks very fun and creative!

    Clouds :o)

  • 108
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    This is sure a Pacific Northwest set if I ever saw one! Love it:)

  • 109
    Laura Palmer says:

    I’ve never done much stamping, but I can tell you now… I’m thinking I should really start now!! What gorgeous stamps, I love the card with the sentiment showing through the cut out – fantastic!!

  • 110
    Tori Wild says:

    What a fun new set— I loved the artsy card with the spatters— the sentiments look fun too! Thanks for the tutorial on the ribbon– that made it look SO much easier than what I was trying!

  • 111
    Geralyn says:

    What an awesome set! Thanks for all the inspiration πŸ™‚

  • 112
    fiona y says:

    a cute umbrella set?? yes for me!!! love pti πŸ™‚

  • 113
    Becs Attwood says:

    Such a cute set – Dawn has done a great job. And your cards are gorgeous (as always!). The last one – genius…can’t wait to get some paints out & play!

  • 114
    JudiBlue says:

    I just adore the “scattered showers” cards. How simple and yet unique! I just love the pattered umbrella. I think this is a “must have”. Yikes – there goes the budget – again.

  • 115
    Alyssa B says:

    Love the ‘Splatter’ Card that is beautiful! And I find it hard to stamp on an angle also…seems we have alike

  • 116

    I learnt a lesson with Damask Designs – order Dawn’s sets straight away or you have an agonising wait until it comes back in stock. This will be first in my basket this time – love the samples of these beautiful umbrellas!

  • 117
    Heather D says:

    It’s grey and lashing rain here at the moment so it’s lovely to see all the bright, cheery, colorful umbrellas. Thanks for all the great ideas. My favorite is the cut out umbrella – it’s so cute. Now why have I never thought of doing that with my stamps?! Thanks again.

  • 118
    Charlee Gunderson says:

    I love what you did with this set. Can’t wait to see the whole set. I’m thinking this is going to be a ‘must have’ set.

  • 119
    Peggy says:

    Congrat on the new release. I love the resist and the window cutout! You all are so amazing!

  • 120
    TraceyB says:

    Love the Window card, just wish i was as good with a craft knife !!!!

  • 121
    Alex says:

    Ohhhh, I love this set! Another Must-Have! Especially like your splatter paint card, such a special effect! Looking forward to seeing all the new sets!
    By the way, I received my last order this week and am absolutely DELIGHTED with it, can’t wait to play with all my goodies!
    Love, Alex

  • 122
    Genevieve says:

    I love love the cutout umbrella, just fab. Looks like a fun set.
    Happy Easter πŸ™‚

  • 123
    avina says:

    I really appreciate the great ideas that you present – for this post i especially like the last technique. Papertrey stamp sets are gorgeous!! And this is no different. Classy and versatile

  • 124
    Cheri Howard says:

    Lovely set! And I love the idea of cutting a small window on the front to see the sentiment inside!

  • 125
    Andrea C says:

    Those umbrellas are cute! Dawn did an awesome job again. Beautiful cards Nicole!

  • 126
    Amy says:

    These are adorable. Love the umbrella cut out. The resist technique is cool . . .I need to try that! Thanks for the great ideas.

  • 127
    Justine says:

    What a very clever and fun new set. Love the simplicity.

  • 128
    Sue B says:

    What a fun set – something we can definitely use after so many months of cold and snow.

  • 129
    Judy Miller says:

    What a nice stamp and wonderful ideas for using it. Great job Dawn!

  • 130
    Serendipity says:

    PERFECTION! I was just searching my stamp collection for an umbrella stamp last week when I was making baby shower invitations and lamenting about how I don’t have one! I can’t wait to add this to my collection of stamps! Thank you!

  • 131
    Adeline says:

    This set is sooo gorgeous…as like the rest of your sets. Every month I have to restrain myself from buying more!

  • 132
    Joan B says:

    I can’t get over how perfectly you cut out that umbrella window. Now that’s genius!!

  • 133
    Amber says:

    I love the card you made using the Dawn’s Scattered Showers stamp set and the Filigree Clear embossing powder. This set is going to be a big hit. -Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 134
    Dizzy Broad says:

    I am going straight to the poor house after this month’s PTI release. Congrats, you ladies have done it again!

  • 135
    Jo Goodman says:

    Wow, one thing I think sets PTI above other companies is the unique-ness of some of your sets! You have done it again!!

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    tiffany johnson says:

    very cool, love the umbrella’s!

  • 138
    Gina says:

    This is such a cute set, and I love what you’ve done with the cut out card with the sentiment showing through the window!

  • 139
    Debbie says:

    OMG i love this set – in fact i love every set!! lol


  • 140
    Jessica says:

    Wowee, I LOVE this idea – so original! I love paper piercing, and you’re right, that outline image would be perfect.

    Congrats Dawn, another amazing set!

  • 141
    Heidi S says:

    What a cute set! So fresh and fun! Your projects are beautiful as always Nichole! Thanks for the bow and button tutorial.

  • 142
    Linda aka Oz says:

    Wow, love the little umbrellies! oh gosh I can see a lot of possibilities already. thank you for this chance to win ’cause the cards are backing up in my head ….hehe Linda aka oz

  • 143
    Deenie says:

    Looks like another MUST HAVE!! Too Cute!

  • 144
    Felicia Lie says:

    can’t wait to see the full reveal! *yumz*

  • 145
    Abby V says:

    Okay, between you and Dawn’s samples, this set is growing on me. That’s what I love about PTI stamps–the versatility is endless!

  • 146
    Titta says:

    Lovely cards, lots of great ideas to try! I was intrigued by the sneak peek, and this post that has me adding Scattered Showers to my wishlist.

  • 147
    Wahinelei says:

    Wow loving this set! Totally need my own now!

  • 148
    Angy Hughes says:

    Wow, this is so cute! She really is talented. I love how you at PTI consistently bring us new and exciting and VERSATILE sets. Yeah! 15th can’t come soon enough.

  • 149
    Joyce says:

    The cards, as usual, are stunning, no other word comes to mind. I would love to have this set…thanks for the opportunity.

  • 150
    Jaime Seiter says:

    I expected nothing less than an absolutely precious set from Dawn…and of course she delivered again! It’s so cute! And I am loving that bow technique! I’m totally going to try that this weekend!

  • 151
    lainey says:

    Hmm, when I first saw the umbrella I thought, what would I do with an umbrella stamp? And then I saw the ideas here, and of course, now I must have this stamp set too! LOL

  • 152

    I so love this set! It will be quite useful as my daughter and her friends are of the age of getting married and having children! My favorite card is the resist.

  • 153
    Marilyn says:

    Ooops! Dawn did it again!:o)
    Beautiful and versitile set with an abundance of possibilities!
    I love these kinds of stamp sets.
    Crossing fingers that I win… Marilyn

  • 154
    Carol says:

    What another cute set! I love the samples that were shown. I will have to try the paint technique. Can’t wait to see the other samples with this set.

  • 155
    Melissa McF says:

    ANY stamp with polka dots is a must have! Then I realized that any motif can be put on an umbrella and the ideas started rolling… another expensive PTI month for me!

  • 156
    Sarah A says:

    Thanks for showing so many different techniques with this set, not just the images. I adore everything you create and can’t wait to use both this set and your techniques!

  • 157
    Lori says:

    Oh my! I was actually hoping not to like a lot of sets this month, but I am already sold on the Scattered Showers set after seeing the first day of your projects, Nichole! What an adorable set! I also love the font in the sentiments! Thank you for sharing so many adorable projects today and for the chance to win this terrific stamp set!

  • 158
    Sandye Curry says:

    Love the cards you made with this set! I would have a hard time choosing a favorite. Can’t wait for the 15th.


  • 159
    Rita says:

    April Showers bring may Flowers! What a beautiful vintage umbrella set. Is this a preview to matching May flower set?

  • 160
    Ashley says:

    What a great looking set!

  • 161
    Lori Y. says:

    Wow! I’m so excited to see the whole set. Can’t wait until the 15th. It looks like congratulations are in order for Dawn who has created another amazing set!

  • 162
    Andrea says:

    Love this set! The last card is such a great idea!

  • 163
    Jean Dominguez says:

    It looks like Dawn is 2 for 2 with her stamps sets being soo amazing! Can’t wait to order this one. It seems like it is going to be another great release.

  • 164
    Renee Shlachter says:

    Endless possibilities with this set. Love all the color combos and techniques!
    Renee S.

  • 165
    Lisa Hoag says:

    I love this set. It’s great and you shared several GREAT techniques here too! You rock!!

  • 166
    Stephanie L. says:

    I wish I needed to use my umbrella here in Texas! Great set with lots of versatility! Lemon tart and kraft – awesome combo!

  • 167
    Kathleen says:

    Nichole–what a fun set~I can’t wait to zip over to Dawn’s blog to see what she’s come up with. This looks like another winner!! Thanks for the chance to win it~

  • 168
    Sarah says:

    This is gorgeous, I love the that you can create different patterns on the umbrella!

  • 169
    Mary says:

    Yow! This is too cute!!!!!

  • 170
    Linda says:

    Just loving the cards coming from this set.
    Gotta have it!

  • 171
    Aimee says:

    This set looks amazing and the samples are gorgeous…. can’t wait to see the whole set.

  • 172
    Molly B. says:

    I LOVE that umbrella cut out card. But the yellow one is pretty adorable too. Looks like a super set. -Molly B

  • 173
    Karen says:

    I’m actually hoping for extended sunshine in this part of the world, but I do love umbrellas. My favorite is a polka-dot one so I was happy to see that image, but my favorite card is the one you cut out to see the message behind! Your creativity is amazing, and I so look forward to each month’s release to see your fabulous work!

  • 174

    This will be so much fun to work with. On the wish list it goes.

  • 175
    Maureen L says:

    What a cute set … my favorite of your samples is the painted on … the dripping was such a cool accent!

  • 176
    susan says:

    Too cute and so Dawn. I can’t wait to see the rest of the set.

  • 177
    Becky W. says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the umbrellas!!! Great job Dawn!!

  • 178
    Angela H. says:

    These samples are awesome! Who knew umbrellas were so versatile — and so cute?! And thanks for the bow thing – I’ve been wondering about that. Great job, as always!

  • 179
    Martha says:

    Unbelievable! I never thought you could do so much with an umbrella! Thanks for sparking my imagination!

  • 180
    Connie K. says:

    You always make the BEST samples! Love the red and black card. Can’t wait for the new release!

    Connie K.

  • 181
    Maureen Labanowski says:

    Wow, this looks like a great set! I wish I
    had a smidgen of this talent.

    Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

  • 182
    Terri E. says:

    Dawn is amazing!!! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for us this week.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 183
    Mary Duffek says:

    yeppers….a total winner…how fun is that! Thanks for a chance to win some PTI goodness.

  • 184
    Lacey says:

    I’m glad you stepped out of your comfort zone with that tilted umbrella. It looks like the wind caught it and blew it into the air—so whimsical!

  • 185
    debb says:

    wonderful cards! I love them all! debb

  • 186
    Holly F. says:

    The set is so unique and what I have come to expect from PTI. I LOVE the paint card….such a neat technique and so simple. Easter wishes to the PTI team…working over Easter. Can’t wait until the 15th! Thanks as always for the great opportunities to win these great stamp sets.

  • 187
    JoyC says:

    Thanks so much for the ribbon tutorial! This set seems very versitile, thanks Dawn πŸ™‚

  • 188

    Great projects! My favorite one today has to be the drip & splatter card! What a great technique that really does have a big WOW factor!

  • 189
    Debbie S says:

    Your cards are great, and I love Dawn’s new set. Happy Easter!!

  • 190
    carmen says:


  • 191
    Elise says:

    darn it darn it darn it!!!! i thought i would be able to avoid an order this month, but now that is impossible….this set is toooooo cute and i love what you did with it, nichole!

  • 192
    Kelley J says:

    This is a gorgeous set!! I love umbrellas πŸ™‚

  • 193
    Ramona West says:

    Now all I have to do is wait until THE 15TH to be able to BUY up this grand set. This is JUST the MOST AWESOME umbrella made even MORE AWESOME by all the cute things that you have showed US to do with it. Now, I will be checking this blod 20 times a DAY waiting for the next tidbit. You guys sure to know how to cause a little excitement around my house!

  • 194
    Daniela says:

    Dawn’s new set is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for sharing your bow making technique! They look so perfect – will try this instantly.

    PS: Did I spot aqua mist buttons on one of Dawn’s cards? :-))

  • 195
    Jacque says:

    How cute! So versatile! Love it! Thanks!

  • 196
    Barb W says:

    I so love this set – and Dawn’s work. I have been a follower of her work for a LONG time and can’t wait every morning to see what she has to share. (I feel like a stalker) Pairing her with PTI was one of the best things every done. I’m waiting, but not patiently, for the 15th. HURRY!!

  • 197
    Kristy says:

    I Love this set! My daughter’s wedding shower is next month…..perfect timing!!!

  • 198
    denise says:

    I’m one of those people who loves thunderstorms/rainshowers. So naturally I think these umbrellas are just adorable! Great set!

  • 199
    Sharon Knitter says:

    This set is so springy. I can’t wait to play with it!

  • 200
    Shelly says:

    How fun!! I can’t wait to make cards with these πŸ™‚

  • 201
    Cyndi says:

    When I first read your introduction to Dawn’s stamp set, I didn’t think I would like a set just of umbrellas. But, I have to say that the set started to grow on me, the more I saw of your different samples. I especially love your last sample, Nicole, with the acrylic paint splattered over the embossed umbrella. Thanks for taking the time to showcase the set in so many different ways, and thanks for the chance to win the set.

  • 202
    Carolyn Y says:

    How cute are Dawn’s umbrellas. I love it.

  • 203
    Lennie says:

    Love the stamps and your creative use of them!

  • 204
    Melissa says:

    Oh my! These umbrellas are adorable! Thanks for showing us these cool techniques!

  • 205
    Gerri K says:

    This is a beautiful set! I love the umbrellas with flowers, polka dots and stripes. So many possibilities!!! This looks like it will be a great week!

  • 206
    Heather Curoe says:

    I LOVE this set. You examples are wonderful too! They are all cheery and happy! Thank you for the give away! Way to go Dawn!

  • 207
    Anna says:

    Oh wow! This is so cool and you samples are amazing! I love the cutou umbrella. I always find so much inspiration in you mr and the design teams projects!!!

  • 208
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Oh Dawn, what a FUN set, just like you! And I love all the samples, Nichole…especially the Lemon Tart and Melon Berry ones!!!!

  • 209
    Stampin Pam says:

    Oh goodness this set is adorable. Since I have a daughter who just got engaged I can imagine all KINDS of ideas for shower cards. I love the one you did Nichole with the cut out and the peak at the words underneath – very clever.

  • 210
    Donna says:

    Love all the samples, and the set will be one we ALL must have! Dawn does a wonderful job creating versatile and lovely sets! Thanks for the chance.

  • 211
    JanetS says:

    This looks like a cute set to play with. I love how you did the cut out with the words showing thru from the inside. I need to try that. Looks like another fantastic release. Thanks

  • 212
    Connie G says:

    This looks like such a fun set! Love the whole umbrella thing and the sentiments are adorable. Thanks for showing us the button /ribbon trick. I can’t wait to try it!

  • 213
    verna says:

    What a great CLASSIC style this set has! I can’t wait to see more!!

  • 214
    Chrisd says:

    Woo, how you tempt all of us with yet another “gotta haves”. Looking forward to seeing more !
    Hugs from Michigan

  • 215
    Susan Garner says:

    I just recently discovered your wonderful products…and the more I see, the more I like (want)!!! Can’t wait to get my first order. The new umbrella set is super!

  • 216
    Sara says:

    This set looks adorable and unique! So many possiblilites.

  • 217
    Lisa Bohler says:

    I HAVE to be in this drawing…super cute idea for a set, Dawn! Love the projects you did with them, Nicole!

  • 218
    Jeni Barbas says:

    Lovin’ this set! Thanks for so many different examples using a variety of techniques. You always inspire me!!

  • 219
    Carol L says:

    I learn something new everytime I visit here. I love the way you attached the bow and button, and especially the umbrella cards! There must be countless ways to use that cute umbrella! You’re all so talented and creative at PTI, and a big, warm welcome to Dawn πŸ™‚

  • 220
    Erin Mattson says:

    I am LOVING this set so far! It would be perfect for baby and wedding showers, too!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 221

    Five words: I must have this set!

  • 222
    Avril Tanner says:

    This set is absolutely Adorable!!! and the cards… are just too cute!!

  • 223
    KayS says:

    It’s raining outside right this very minute, so I’m thinking that I “need” an umbrella! This stamp set is great and I love your examples, especially the window card!

  • 224
    Barbara says:

    April is my favorite month of the year! I love April showers. This set is another reason to love spring, April, sun, showers. Think of the possiblities!! Thanks Dawn!

  • 225
    Julie says:

    I love your last card! Looks like an awesome new set!!!

  • 226
    Kathryn says:

    Wow! Who would think an umbrella could inspire such creativity. I can’t wait to get my stamp set!

  • 227
    Karen Wegner says:

    Another set that looks like fun and is more versatile than I originally thought when I first saw the umbrella. Thanks for showing us so many samples! I’m anxiously awaiting the 15th of this month!

  • 228
    Pamm says:

    The set is so pretty and I can think of a million ways to use it! Thanks for the chance to win. You girls rock, as always!

  • 229
    Christy Francis says:

    This set is extradinary! I love the possibilities!

  • 230

    THIS SET IS AMAZING! I love the peek-a-boo card.. oh wow.. I love Dawn and always love to visit her because I know there will be a ohh and ahhh because of her creations! πŸ™‚

  • 231
    Jamie says:

    This set is great! I especially love all the coordinating sentiments. And thanks for showing us some techniques.

  • 232
    Sheena says:

    These cards are all beautiful!

  • 233
    Marcie Sharp says:

    AAAAHH! I love it! All your projects are fantastic Nichole- they give me great inspiration for when I buy that set for myself! πŸ™‚

  • 234
    Barbra says:

    Just can’t wait to see the whole set. Release time is always so much fun!

  • 235
    Danisha says:

    I can’t put my finger on why, but I love PTI products! The stamps, the colors, the sneak peaks, buttons…EVERYTHING!

  • 236
    Pam Wilson says:

    OMW – leave it to Dawn to come up with such a cute and whimsical set. Such a different look from her first set. Looks like my Raspberry Suite stamp collection is going to grow.

  • 237
    jenndiaz says:

    Love, love, love those super adorable umbrellas! I can’t wait to get my hands on this set….too cute! πŸ™‚

  • 238
    Cathy Green says:

    Love the umbrella! And in the spring it is very appropriate! The cards are fantastic! Thanks for sharing them with us! Cathy

  • 239
    Minnie says:

    I love the new umbrella set, it is so versatile.

  • 240
    Shelley says:

    What a cute set. And I love how you did the button bow. Can’t wait to see more.

  • 241
    Amanda says:

    Oh my! I can tell this will be such a fun set. Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards, the paint splattered one is my favorite also. I can’t wait to try that technique, and I’m loving your way of tying bows. Thank you!

  • 242
    Marge says:

    Absolutely beautiful work by Dawn….I didn’t expect anthing less. Can’t wait to see the entire set; especially the sentiments. Thanks a Bunch!

  • 243
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Wow, this is a great set! I have always loved umbrellas and parasols since I was a little girl, so this set is a “must” for me!

  • 244
    Carolyn G. says:

    What a wonderful peek! Can’t wait to see the whole set. I’m going to have to get a second job to support my PTI habit. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 245
    Sharron Gregory says:

    Your examples are all just fantastic–such great ideas! The ‘resist’ technique is just perfect with the umbrella to give that rainy feel! And Dawn’s set is amazing and will be so versatile for so many themes! So exciting…

  • 246
    Mary Ann says:

    I don’t know which of your techniques I like best, probably all of them! Would love to get my hands on this set. Wow!

  • 247

    these are the cutest umbrella stamps i have ever seen! way to go dawn and papertrey ink!!!

  • 248
    Michelle Michael says:

    This whole set looks like so much fun to play with-I’m looking forward to seeing the whole set!

  • 249
    April Z says:

    I absolutely love the cards you’ve created with these images! Every month I’m blown away by your creativity. This set is adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 250
    Deb says:

    Great set just in time for lots of spring cards! Can’t wait to check out all of the other ways to use this set.

  • 251
    Kara says:

    This is such a cute set. The embossing and acrylic paint technique is so cool!

  • 252
    cards4u says:

    This is just the sweetest set – so many possibilities! Looks like a must have : )
    Thanks for the chance to play!

  • 253
    Sally says:

    Loving the umbrella set, and all your wonderful cards.

  • 254
    Christy B. says:

    Wow! Loving the set! Definitely a must-have!! And what great cards – I can’t wait to try the techniques you showed today!

  • 255
    Denean says:

    Adorable set and so unique!!

  • 256
    cknutti says:

    What a great set! I was just thinking the other day that I needed a cute umbrella set. I can see so many possibilities…

    My favorite card is the fizz one with the pink “rain”. Love it!

  • 257

    OH, already I love this set!! It looks fab with such a modern clean design!

  • 258

    eeee gads!!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on this set. The water color resist has to be the coolest thing yet.

  • 259
    Jen Book says:

    Great Set Dawn – so versatile and can be used for so many occasions!! I LOVE going for a walk in the rain with my Umbrella!! This has gone on my must have list. The last card is fabulous – definitely going to try that later today – Thanks Nicole! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!

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    Stacy says:

    I love it! What a beautiful set!

  • 262
    Laurie Gelo says:

    What a really cute set. I love the versatility that you showed. And cutting the umbrella out and showing some of the inside sentiment is so stinkin’ cute.

  • 263
    lisa k in tx says:

    cute cute umbrellas!! πŸ™‚ great set! thanks, lisa k in tx

  • 264
    Kelley says:

    I have to say, when I first read “umbrellas” I wasn’t excited….WOW was I wrong!!! I love the cards you created (esp. the cut out one) and the projects on Dawn’s blog were amazing as well. It goes to show that seeing samples made with products can make a HUGE diference! I’ll be lining up to get one of these sets.

  • 265
    liaS says:

    Umbreallas? WAY KOOL! I can’t wait to see the set! LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!

  • 266
    Leslie McLaughlin says:

    Yes Dawn is so talented! Thanks goodness b/c we all get to benefit from it. This set looks like it could be great fun to play with.

  • 267
    Katie says:

    Absolutely love this set! So clever and versatile!

  • 268
    Rachel says:

    Beautiful cards! I can see you had a blast playing with the new set! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to see the set in it’s entirety. Blessings. πŸ™‚

  • 269
    Artyjen says:

    Fabulous image and sentiments too. How could a girl resist? Although I can see masculine opportunites too.

  • 270
    Diane Anthony says:

    Love the look of the yellow card with this set. Thank you for the mini tutorial on the ribbons and buttons attachment. How clever with the umbrella window card too! Fun set.

  • 271
    Wendy Beck says:


    This is a really cute set. TFS all your great ideas!

  • 272
    Amykae says:

    What an adorable set! I look toward to every month’s release- all the sets and projects are so inspirational.

  • 273
    Joan E. says:

    Cute examples of a fab set. The last card is really striking. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 274
    Carol Hinton says:

    Congrats to Dawn for designing a fabulous set of stamps! Umbrellas can be used in so many different ways on cards. These stamps will be fun to play with. I’m looking forward to the release this month!

  • 275
    Kristine says:

    I’m so excited about this new set, and of course, the big release on the 15th. Your samples are gorgeous!

  • 276
    Lauri Gulotta says:

    THis is too cute–can’t wait to get my hands on it!! You go, girl!

  • 277
    Regan says:

    Ilove love love this set and what you did!!

  • 278
    Charlene says:

    Yet another cute set! I really liked how Dawn used the Raspberry Fizz paper to create different designed umbrellas. I never remember to do things like that.

  • 279
    Alanna says:

    What great samples using such a cute set from Dawn. An instant winner, I’m sure. I can’t wait to see what the next few days have in store. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 280
    Laurie P. says:

    Once again, you’ve managed to inspire with your amazing samples and wonderfully creative stamp sets. I can’t wait for the release this month! I’m so ready for spring and these sets look fantastic for some great spring cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 281
    Diane says:

    Great new set, as always! I love the simplicity of the cards–very easy to do, but so elegant looking when finished. Thanks for sharing! Diane

  • 282
    liz says:

    Thank you so much for sharing how you do the bow and button! I’m really liking the cutout umbrella you did. Cute!

  • 283
    Bridget says:

    I love that darling umbrella..the detail on it is so cute! Great cards Nichole..I love how you cut out of the umbrella to reveal a bit of the sentiment..Thanks for sharing!!

  • 284
    Karen S. says:

    I love the cards you have made today!! Thanks too for showing how you made your bow. I’m off to check what the others have done! Papertrey continues to amaze me!!

  • 285
    Amy says:

    Love this set! Such cute and elegant images.

  • 286
    Laura Sneden says:

    Another great set from DAwn! And these samples are just amazing! So exciting.

  • 287
    Kris says:

    You keep raising the bar and challenging me. Well done Dawn and PTI!

  • 288
    Beth Mak says:

    Love the sneak peeks! The Scattered Showers set looks terrific. Your sample cards are gorgeous.

  • 289
    donna calamari says:

    Fabulous design by Dawn and fabulous samples! They all use the umbrella image yet they all have such different looks. Another great Papertrey set.

  • 290
    Angie Hamill says:

    OK this is a MUST have set… as opposed to a Must have set or a must have set… I MUST have this. LOL… I love the last card too, think it is my favorite as well. Going to have to try that tech. =O)

    Can’t wait to see the rest.


  • 291
    Staci Miserlian says:

    I totally ADORE the stamp set & all of the great sentiments! Love your samples, of course. Pick me! Pick me!

  • 292
    colleen says:

    What a truly stylish set. So many different uses. Can’t wait to get my hands on it !!

  • 293
    Amy Hallagin says:

    What a FABO set!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this set!!

  • 294
    stampsinblue says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire set! Thanks for sharing so many different tips and techiniques in your examples!

  • 295
    Linda W says:

    Wonderful images. And so versatile. Wouldn’t mind an announcement from a family member that a sprinkle of good wishes might be in the forecast.

  • 296

    Wow! Dawn has done it again. I love love love it! Can’t wait to order this one.

  • 297
    Jane says:

    love it, love it, LOVE IT!

  • 298
    Teresa says:

    This set is adorable! Love the different images – how cute and trendy it is!! Love your cards -especially the last one with the splattered paint – so pretty!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 299

    Oh what a fun set! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the full set!

  • 300
    Carol W. says:

    I absolutely LOVE this set! So cute, and versatile, I can’t wait till the 15th (or sooner if I win the set!) πŸ™‚

  • 301
    Jennifer says:

    What a great set! I have so many baby and bridal showers coming up that this set would be great for.

  • 302
    Jeni says:

    What a cute set! It has so many possibilies. It would work perfectly for wedding or baby shower cards/invites.

  • 303
    Pam Reznick says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!Can’t wait to see and get the whole set. Your samples remind us the beauty and creativity we can have with simple.

  • 304
    Annette S says:

    This is absolutely fabulous! I love it! When I first saw the sneak peek, I thought that I didn’t need it. After seeing your designs and techniques, I absolutely want it!

  • 305
    Ketha Verzani says:

    Thunderstorms are one thing I miss by living in Vegas… and I love this new set. Perhaps it will bring more rain and storms to this area if I had it. The possibilites are endless.

  • 306
    Pat S. says:

    OMG! What an adorable stamp set!
    My fav is Lauren’s box…too cute!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 307

    Everything Dawn does, I want! I love her creations and her sweet spirit… thanks for adding her to the design team!

    And the bow tying technique is getting put to use TODAY!

  • 308
    Katie Skiff says:

    Oh I love them all…but that splattered paint one is my personal fav too!! Very cute umbrellas!! Thanks Nichole and Dawn!!

  • 309
    Debbie says:

    What a great set! I would never have imagined that an umbrella could be so versatile! Dawn, you have done it again…what an asset you are to the Papertrey team!

  • 310
    Mary says:

    How cute! My 2 year old is really into umbrellas for some reason right now πŸ™‚

  • 311
    Betty-Ann says:

    This set is beautiful…I’m a big “Dawn” fan! I love how versatile these umbrellas are. Thanks for sharing your techniques in detail.
    “Happy Easter”!

  • 312
    JeanFB says:

    What a cute stamp! And you’ve made it so versatile… I especially love the cut-out one and the splattered one!

  • 313
    ljurecek says:

    Nicole, those cards are pure genius! I know it helps that the stamp set you used is really incredible, but your cards for this peek are so inspiring.

  • 314
    Rhonda M says:

    Dawn has created a wonderful set in classic Papertrey Ink style. I’m looking forward to seeing all the sentiments that go with this set. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • 315

    I’m loving the fringe on the umbrella! I was a fan of Dawn’s work before she came on board with PTI and I am not surprised her stamp sets are flying off the shelf.

    Your cards are stunning!

  • 316
    Allison T. says:

    What an interesting set! I can’t wait to see all of the sentiments that go along with the umbrellas.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 317
    Lesa says:

    Dawn has come up with another great set. I can’t wait to get my hand on it. I love all of the samples shown today.

  • 318
    Tracey says:

    Dawn’s new stamp set is so adorable and versatile! Thanks so much to the tutorial on the bow making….I was in much need of it LOL. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  • 319
    Pam W says:

    Ohmygoodness!!! I love the cut out umbrella card, but of course I love them all. You are so talented with your art.

  • 320
    jaime aldridge says:

    oh, my!! what a great idea for a stamp set. i can’t wait to see the rest of it. better yet…i can’t wait to get one and “play”!! thanks for the chance to win this cute set!

  • 321
    Kim Z says:

    That’s what I love about PTI stamp sets…the versatility sombined with elegant yet simple designs.

  • 322
    Emma says:

    That umbrella image is just so cute! Dawn is really an amazing designer and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with in the future.

  • 323
    Noelle says:

    Pretty set! I love the yellow card, so cheerful.

  • 324
    Loydene says:

    You imagination is, once again, amazing! I love to see everything you create!

  • 325
    JenMarie says:

    Oh this is justs FABULOUS!

  • 326
    Donna Goodell says:

    Another great set from Dawn!!!!!!!! Love the card ideas. I see many options with this super cute set, and just in time for April showers!!!!!!!

  • 327

    Oh my gosh…it just keeps going, doesn’t it?? Truly very nice set… I’ve always wondered how you get your bows with buttons SO nice looking!!

  • 328
    Debbie says:

    Another great stamp set! I am amazed at the talent of you gals! Thanks for all you do!!!

  • 329
    Amy O. says:

    Dawn is amazing! And I LOVE your cards you made with her awesome umbrellas! CAN NOT wait to get my hands on this set!

  • 330
    Amy Hadley says:

    Oh I love this set! Your examples are so inspiring, I especially love the umbrella cutout where you can see the text. So cool!

  • 331
    sheila gill says:

    Dawn is right on the money with her desiging. Can’t wait to get my hands on this set!

  • 332
    Amy P. says:

    The umbrella’s are awesome! And thank you so much for sharing your ribbon technique…can’t wait to try both!

  • 333
    Wendy Harr says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set! It’s just in time too! My sister is having a baby in August, so I’ll be sending out shower cards soon!

  • 334
    Melissa F. says:

    Wow love all the different umbrellas and the samples you showed. I especially like the one where you cut out the inside of the umbrella so the words from the inside showed through.

  • 335
    Margarita says:

    I LOVE UMBRELLAS, this set is so amazing. I can wait for the 15 put my hands on this set.

    I just start collecting your stamps and papers, They are amazing, I am in love with your comapny.

    Thank you

  • 336
    Melanie Bray says:

    Wow… love the cutout window umbrella card… that’s a great idea… looks great… does this set come with any rain drops? Maybe it would be cool to create a ‘shower’ with stitching or something?? Hmmm….my mind is already off and racing!

  • 337
    Sue Symens says:

    Good morning! When I first saw the umbrella I thought “Now how versitile can that be?”. Well you guys are fabulous again. Great ideas. Thanks so much!

  • 338
    Mary Ellen says:

    You’ve done it again! Absolutely adorable!

  • 339
    Tracey Adams says:

    Happy Spring! What a great set to use especially to welcome spring! Cute, cute, cute! Great job, Dawn!

  • 340
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Omgoodness! Fabulous again and love all the different techniques you have used!!

  • 341
    Jenn B. says:

    I was just telling my friend the other day that I wanted to add an umbrella set to my collection and now Papertrey is going to have one!

    I LOVE IT!

  • 342
    care-in says:

    This is going to be a great set. I just love how you do your bows. I have trouble tying them but your way is so easy! Thanks for sharing.

  • 343
    Ruth Allmart says:

    This is a must have for me! I am imagining this set with the boots from Green Thumb. Can’t wait to play with it πŸ™‚

  • 344
    Tami McBeain says:

    I love the cards you’ve made with this set! Looks like Dawn and Papertrey have another winner!

  • 345
    LucyL says:

    As always your work is so so beautiful!!! And papertray stamps keep the trend in the industry!!! Congrats for such success

  • 346
    Christine says:

    The cut out umbrella card with the words showing is just the cutest. All of the cards are very fabulouse. Thanks for the chance.

  • 347
    Jenny4wheel says:

    I totally love that paint splattered card. Such a unique look! I would never have thought of it and really like it. It kind of reminds me of those ink blot tests! πŸ™‚

  • 348
    Rikka D says:

    The umbrellas are adorable! Cogratulations Dawn on another fabulous PTI addition!

  • 349
    Stephanie (steffie1027) says:

    Your samples are beautiful! I love bold image sets & Scattered Showers fits that bill! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 350
    peggysue says:

    I love a pretty umbrella! You showed a few simple techniques today that I’ve never tried, so cute!

  • 351
    Christie E. says:

    I love the umbrella! And the splatter card is so cute!

  • 352
    Jessica L Purvis says:

    My favorite of the ones shown are the striped and polka dot umbrellas. I really like the paint technique and can’t wait to try it. And thank-you Nichole for sharing how you make your button bows. I will be using that too!

  • 353
    Amy says:

    Fun! Fun! Fun! I love these cute images and sentiments! Great samples!

  • 354
    karenannj says:

    So adorable! I love all those umbrellas, and I can’t wait to see the entire set. Your cards for this set are awesome!

  • 355
    Barb B. says:

    Another winner of a set! What a perfect image for this time of year.

  • 356
    Anne says:

    I have to admit, I wasn’t sold on the sneak peek, but after seeing your samples, Scattered Showers has found its way onto my must have list! Thanks for the great inspiration! Now, to get the gallery fixed πŸ˜‰

  • 357
    Mandy from Canada says:

    This set looks so great, I can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  • 358
    sally says:

    Fantastic set and AMAZING cards! Love the different techniques you used and shared with us. I know what I am doing with my tax return, shopping at PTI!

  • 359
    Theresa says:

    i love the umbrellas and all the possibilities with them.

  • 360
    Chrissi says:

    Wow! These are very cute projects!!! I don’t think I would have chosen to use an umbrella, until seeing these! Now that inspires me! Very springy!

  • 361
    Sue says:

    I love this stamp set already. There are so many ideas running in my head. Thanks

  • 362
    tanna says:

    Dawn, Thank you sooooo much for sharing your way of making the bows with buttons! I cant wait to try it!

  • 363
    cindy b says:

    I love this set! Dawn is certainly an amazing talent! I visit her site daily! Thanks for the chance to win! Cindy

  • 364
    Jamie says:

    I love this set!! I really love the first card, the colors are beautiful together. Thanks for showing how you tied your bow, they always look so perfect!!

  • 365
    Tessa says:

    What a fun cute little April set! I love the cut out! Dawn you did great!

  • 366
    Dana says:

    This set is amazing, I love Dawn’s work! I watch for updates on her blog daily with her unique and gorgeous projects. I am so glad you invited her to be a stamp designer!

  • 367
    Debbi says:

    Love all the samples! The window and the paint splatter are great ideas, thanks for sharing them with us. And kudos to you Nichole, for recognizing, encouraging, and supporting Dawn’s talent!

  • 368
    Courtney says:

    It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to play with it.

  • 369
    Jennifer M. says:

    This is such a great sneak peek! I love the modern stripes card you did with the paint wash!

  • 370
    Chandra Hough says:

    Oh, what a fun set this will be! All of your cards were great! Thanks for sharing!

  • 371
    laura rangel says:

    I have to say that this is a very nice and unique stamp to play around with. I actually do all types of invitations and this will work perfectly if I had a chance, but they ROCK in your cards and Dawn’s. I think I found myself a new technique – YAY!!

    Wonderful cards…

  • 372
    Sue Lelli says:

    I honestly didn’t think I would be excited about a set with umbrellas until I saw what you had created with it! Wow! I especially like the detail of the fringe on the one umbrella. Dawn McVey rocks!

  • 373
    Kacey says:

    Well of course this one is bound to be a hit too! I love Damask Designs and this one is too cute to pass up! Love all the designs on the umbrellas.

  • 374
    Carol says:

    Ditto on what everyone is saying regarding this new set. Love starting my mornings on the 10th through the 15th of each month because of PTI!

  • 375
  • 376
    Kris A says:

    It’s raining here right now and I’m from rainy Seattle. Love these umbrella’s. Love all your cards but the window card is my fav.

  • 377
    Sarah H. says:

    I love the idea of an umbrella set. This would be perfect for baby/bridal/wedding showers as well as spring-y birthday cards!

  • 378
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    I can see that this set is a MUST HAVE………
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  • 379
    Mary H. says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire set. Love what I’m seeing so far!

  • 380
    Marie Miller says:

    What a pretty set. I love the cut out umbrella card and the card with acrylic paint the best. Looks like a great set.

  • 381
    Chrissy L says:

    Wow – this is awesome! I am so excited that this s not just for baby & wedding showers – I can’t wait to get one and play with it. Thanks for showing us so many ways to use it.

  • 382
    Dawn says:

    Dawn’s done it again! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

  • 383
    Amy says:

    Ah! Love it! Thanks for sharing such a wonderfully diverse set of cards. I can’t wait to see the whole set!!!

  • 384
    Julia Aston says:

    I love all your samples Nichole! the embossing – the cut out – the polka dots and the wonderful splash painted one! this looks like a really fun set!

  • 385
    Andra Donbrook says:

    Wow! What fabulous projects! I love the one with the saying “peeking” through the front of the card. Adorable! πŸ™‚

    Looks like another fabulous new set!

  • 386
    Mary Lasse says:

    These cards are unique and beautiful – it’s great knowing that you can achieve so many different looks with one set! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 387
    Amypcd K. says:

    All the different umbrellas look so fun, and the cut-out is great! Thanks for showing your bow and button technique.

  • 388
    Lisa G. says:

    What an adorable set, how fun is that umbrella. Great projects, thanks for sharing and giving us the opportunity to win this set.

  • 389
    Monique says:

    Those are some very beautiful cards! They really show the versatility of the stamp set. And thank you for showing some of the steps used to create some of the cards, it’s so nice to get inside tips like this! Thanks for a wonderfully inspiring blog!

  • 390
    Jerri K says:

    I love the umbellas and the designs you have done with them. They make the day brighter even though it may be raining like it is here.

  • 391
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    Oh, this is just tooo fun. Dawn has done it again. And I loved your examples, Nichole. Beautiful..Beautiful.

  • 392
    Marisa says:

    Too CUTE!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set!

  • 393
    Kelly K. says:

    Love it!! Can’t wait to see the complete set.

  • 394
    Judy says:

    I love your card samples! You always show
    the endless possibilities of a set. The cut
    out umbrella is really sweet.

  • 395
    Colleen Wold says:

    So at first I thought, maybe I don’t need this set, as cute as it is…um NOPE! All of your cards and the other DT members have showcased this set wonderfully! It’s on my MUST have list now! Counting down the days until the official release!

  • 396
    Melissa C says:

    What a cute set! My favorite is the polka dot umbrella. Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 397
    Malissa A says:

    I LOVE the last card design – I’m just making a set of cards for someone and will have to incorporate that technique! As always – thank you for the wonderful ideas and inspiration!

  • 398
    Jackie W. says:

    Oh, I’m gonna want that set JUST for the umbrella with flowers on it! Too cute! I can’t wait to see the whole set…better yet to win it!! Great projects, Nicole!

  • 399
    annheidel says:

    This is a super cute set! I never anticipated multiple umbrella images from the earlier sneak. How totally fun! Love the polka-dot card and the one with the cutout opening. I also love how Dawn made one of hers with a damask pattern!

  • 400
    moodyblue says:

    Wow! Love the different looks. So many ways to use these.
    I especially love the red and black and white card – how striking!

  • 401
    Elizabeth S. says:

    This looks like another great set!! I really like all of your cards but I really like the last card with the resist technique.

  • 402
    Jennifer Bradley says:

    I absolutely love the umbrella – it is definitely a must have for a stamping collection!

  • 403
    Debbie Fisher says:

    WOW! I love all your projects. As I read about each one, the next one became my favorite. When I got to the next to the last card, I was thinking there was no way the last one could be better and then BAM! That watercolor idea is awesome! Thank you for sharing so much with us! I love that each project is “doable” for us.

  • 404
    Sandi Ragusa says:

    I already think this is a great set. I can’t wait to see the other stamps.

  • 405
    Karen says:

    the cut out umbrella card is too cool!

  • 406
    Christine says:

    OOOOOOOH!! I love umbrella’s!!!

  • 407
    Margaret S. Romero says:

    This umbrella set is “da bomb”!!!! Love it…love it….!!! Dawn is such a GREATLY talented designer!! Must have it…again!

  • 408
    Peggy S from Ohio says:

    Just love Dawn’s work! New releases look great!

  • 409
    Christina says:

    Thanks for sharing how you create a bow. I’ve been wondering how ppl did that & it always looked so pretty! I love the new umbrella images. They are perfect especially for this month but it looks very versatile. And thanks for showing us to think outside of the box by cutting a window in the umbrella. I don’t think I would have thought to do that myself. πŸ™‚

  • 410
    Mary B says:

    I love all the different cards created with this set, you’ve showcased some techniques I’ve forgotten about. You’ve made it a ‘gotta have’ set =)

  • 411
    Jess says:

    Oh my gosh, what a FUN set!! And that cutout umbrella with the sentiment showing through?? My jaw dropped!!

  • 412
    Mary Lou Kleveland says:

    I love what you did with this set, Nichole, especially the card with the “see through” umbrella. That could be used for so many occasions. Obviously, Dawn did awesome in creating another stamp set!

  • 413
    Mary K says:

    Looks like Dawn has designed another winner! I hope to try out the clear embossing resist technique you showed us soon. Thanks Nichole!

  • 414
    Carrie Mathison says:

    being a painter i really enjoyed the heat embossed resist that you did especially the a typical colors. Thanks for your work!

  • 415

    I just love Dawn’s style and this set is a must-have for me!

  • 416
    Kiera says:

    You stamped at an angle?!?! My world is turning upside-down!! Ha! Dawn is a pretty amazing stamp designer if she can get you to do that!!
    Lovely cards as usual…but I have to say that tilted umbrella one is my favorite!
    Can’t wait to see the rest of the sets!

  • 417
    Jolene S says:

    ME ME ME ME ME!!!! PICK ME!!!!!!!! I love this set!!! You girls just amaze me every month with all of your talent and inspiration. I’m going to have to stop looking at the releases here at work and do it while I’m at home instead because as soon as I see this and get all inspired, I want to go and CREATE!!!

  • 418
    Lee Anne says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful set that has so many possibilities. I love the versatility that you are showing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 419
    Mimi H. says:

    What a wonderful stamp set. There isn’t another one like it around, which is terrific. Great job to Dawn.

  • 420
    Olivia M says:

    This is such a cute set! Looks like a lot of fun!

  • 421
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    So many neat ideas. Love the paint technique!

  • 422
    Sally says:

    WOW! You keep coming up with great stamp sets, Dawn is one talented gal. I love visiting the blogs of the design team. They are all so inspiring . I think this set is super cute and would love working with it.

  • 423
    Lynne says:

    This set looks like a “must have” – your cards are beautiful.

  • 424
    Susan C. in NY says:

    So cute. Love the cut out card and your “artsy” card too. Can’t wait to see all the new sets.

  • 425
    Efrat K says:

    Wow, this set looks great! I would have never thought about a set of *umbrellas*! And these cards are so beautiful! I love the Kraft + yellow in the first card, I love the interesting result of the second, the colors in the third one are so fun and the forth card is… gorgeous! *Beautiful*! Love them all, but especially the last one!! (and the first one. and the second one. and the third one too.) πŸ™‚
    Efrat K.

  • 426
    heidi quick says:

    This is adorable. Wow Dawn, you should be so proud!

  • 427
    Ang says:

    The little details really make this set. I love the fringe!

  • 428
    Trish says:

    What a lovely set – I never would have thought you could do such cute things with umbrellas! Creativity abounds at PTI.

  • 429

    I love this set! I make and sell hand-made cards and my customers are always asking for shower invitations! Yeah PTI!

  • 430
    Michele Swanberg says:

    I love those umbrellas! Your cards are beautiful as always. You just have talent oozing out of you! Dawn is also amazing. I loved her first set and I can’t wait to get my hands on this set. Is it the 15th yet?

  • 431
    Ann Lind says:

    What a cute set! I love the variety of looks for the umbrella and the sentiments rock. TFS Ann Lind

  • 432
    Kate W. says:

    I love the variety of the card styles you posted today. You always provide me with several new ideas/techniques to try. I also appreciate the tutorial on tying the button bow. Thank you for sharing your creativity! I am thinking how cute this umbrella would be turned upside down with hearts or flowers falling into it!

  • 433
    krista says:

    what a darling set-so unique and springish!!! Love it-great job Dawn.

  • 434
    Diane Du says:

    Thank you for sharing your ideas and teaching us new ways to use our stamps. You really do help us get more value from our craft dollar.

  • 435

    This looks like such a fun stamp set – just ideal from little miss sunshine herself!! (Dawn) Lol,but she is, isn’t she!!? Lol. Many thanks for the opportunity

  • 436
    krista says:

    Oh, just when I know I don’t need any more stamps, I’m blown away with your cards, the stamps, and the possibilities. Wow!

  • 437
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I soooo appreciate the bow w/button instructions.
    I have always loved umbrellas & the ones you put in this set are great — esp. the one w/the fringe.

  • 438
    Monica Jantz says:

    Wow, I’m blown away by these cards! Love those umbrellas! The yellow and kraft one is so darling! Love them all! Thanks for a chance to win! Monica

  • 439
    Cassi says:

    Thanks so much for the Ribbon Tying Tutorial it was awesome. I’m totally in love with Scattered Showers and I’ve been dying for an umbrella stamp for the last 6 weeks looks like I’ll finally get my chance.

  • 440
    Tamara says:

    Thanks for the great inspiration.

  • 441
    Angie Cortes says:

    Wow…What a awesome set!! Definitely a must have!! Can’t wait to the rest of the new releases!!

  • 442
    Karen RI says:

    Wow!! What a fabulous stamp set! I’m definitely getting this one even if I don’t win it! πŸ™‚ Your cards are beautiful, as always!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 443
    Melissa (smileytexan) says:

    Very cute set with the umbrella! And I love all of the different card ideas shown. It would be a fun set to win!!

  • 444
    Tabitha A. says:

    Nichole fabulous cards as usual. I really like how you used the acrylic paint on the raspberry fizz card. What a fabulous idea and a breathtaking card.

    Love all the different patterns on the umbrella’s. I think your four cards have already sold me on this set, but I am still hoping I win it!

  • 445

    This is really an amazing new set! Dawn has hit it out of the park (again!). Nicole I just love all your samples… if I could have just one ounce of your creativity!

    You rock and so do these new stamps!

  • 446

    Oh my goodness gracious. I love all your cards and simply can’t WAIT to see this set in its entirety!

  • 447
    Elizabeth V. says:

    What a cute set! I continue to be amazed by the versatility of your sets. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us and offering the great prize!

  • 448
    Nancy says:

    I love this set and the card you made with the umbrella cutout. What a great idea!

  • 449
    Anne G says:

    So many possibilities! Another great set from Dawn.

  • 450
    ER says:

    Now I can’t wait to create shower invites!

  • 451
    Leah says:

    What I see so far is just adorable! So many uses:)

  • 452
    Katie says:

    The umbrellas look intriguing. Can’t wait to see the rest of the set.

  • 453

    Oh, I just LOVE this set! So cute! I have been wanting something like this. Just love it! Of course, I love EVERYTHING that you guys do. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 454
    Anna Wasierski says:

    Can’t wait to see the whole set- it looks like so much fun!

  • 455
    Peggy W. says:

    What great and fun ideas. I love stamps more and more with all of your creative ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 456
    Kim Sheller says:

    It is an ADORABLE set with MANY possibilities! Can’t wait to see more artwork with it πŸ™‚

  • 457
    Sammie says:

    Such a creative way to use paint! It really does give it an artsy look! Beautiful!

  • 458
    Julie Smith says:

    oh wow! this is adorable so far. cant wait to see all of the sentiments too. i love the one dawn used in her sample. cheer up buttercup. i call people that all the time!!!

  • 459
    Shay says:

    Adorable stamps and wondrous examples as usual! It is such a fun and sweet looking set. Thank you for a chance to win!

  • 460
    Candyf says:

    This looks like it is going to be a great set for any occasion!

  • 461
    Yvette says:

    I love all of your ideas and this is a must have set!!

  • 462
    manybooks (Linda) says:

    That umbrella is SOOOO adorable, and the sentiments are fantastic! What a fun set!

  • 463
    Lynn Brown says:

    This set looks so fun! I love all of the cards that you created with it.

  • 464
    Sue says:

    I love, love, love this set. Dawn’s got another great one! Your cards are great Nichole, especially the last one. Can’t wait to see the rest of the sets this month.

  • 465
    pam Davis says:

    Another fabulous set from Dawn. I love the technique with the acrylic paint Nicole! Of course, all your samples a beautiful.

  • 466

    SO great….this set is fresh, fun….Fabulous!! Kuddos to Dawn, she is so talented!!

  • 467
    Kim says:

    Love the umbrellas.

  • 468
    Tara says:

    I was the one who asked about the ribbon-bow-button technique on the message boards, so I’m thrilled to see your tutorial here! Plus, of course, the umbrella images are adorable.

  • 469
    Agustina says:

    WOOO HOOO!! I am sooo exited about this set. I love umbrellas! (even though I don’t like the rain, how weird is that!) Dawn’s stamp set is soooo cute. I would really LOVE to win this set. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 470
    Deanna says:

    Gorgeous and I was just saying the other day… I wish I had a super cute umbrella stamp! Love it!

  • 471
    Kris Reynolds says:

    Wow Nichole!
    Those cards are so cute.
    I love the last one, very original.

  • 472
    Cari says:

    Aww, what cute umbrellas! Go Dawn!

  • 473
    itsterry says:

    What a fabulous set–Dawn has done it again!

  • 474
    Gail White says:

    Love all the cards you created, thanks for another wonderful must have set!

  • 475
    Tanya says:

    I so need this set!!!! It is perfect πŸ™‚ I can see so many possiblities with all different reasons to use it, cant wait to order.

  • 476
    QTPie says:

    April showers bring may flowers??? Can’t wait to purchase this stamp set. I think I am a Papertrey addict. Do they have self help groups for people like me????

  • 477
    Joanne Boys says:

    Absolutely adorable – a must have as usual

  • 478

    Cute, cute! My favorite sample is the red, white and black one. Darling! I’m giving a bridal shower for the daughter of a friend of mine – this will be PERFECT for the invitations! Sooo talented!

  • 479
    Kris Tolman says:

    I am IN LOVE! You have done an excellent job with your samples. The versatility is awesome! I’m giddy!! :0)

  • 480
    Lorie says:

    I just love this set…so far! I can’t wait to see the rest of it! :o)

  • 481
    Lori says:

    all i can say is……. i can’t wait!!!!


  • 482
    Sara Spencer says:

    wow! That looks like an awesome set. So fun and cute! I can’t believe all the talent I see here every month! thank you for all the inspiration!!

  • 483
    Julie Batta says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to see the whole set. This is great, loving the umbrella.

  • 484
    june says:

    wow, your last card is really imaginative~
    it looks like little hot pink raindrops burst onto the card.

  • 485

    What a great set! I definitely will have to get this one. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

  • 486
    Corrine Ann says:

    Great set…all the umbrellas are my favorite! Cute, cute cards!

  • 487
    Teresa says:

    Wow, what a great set Dawn has created!!! And your cards are as fabulous as ever Nichole!

  • 488
    Kathy D says:

    This set looks to be adorable. Love the flowered umbrella. Very versatile. Finally an accessory for the cute boot in Green Thumb. Can’t wait to see more of the set.

  • 489
    Janet B says:

    Wow–what great ideas you’ve shared! Thanks.

  • 490
    Sarah Fisher says:

    What a neat set! I’m seeing umbrellas in a whole new way.

  • 491
    Lori McAree says:

    I am loving this new set!! Looks like a must have!!!
    THanks Nichole!!!

  • 492
    Patricia C. says:

    Love the variety of cards you made with this set. My favorite is the cut out umbrella.

  • 493
    Linda Snoek says:

    thanks for the cute bow tying tip! I love it!

  • 494
    Gail says:

    It has been raining here for 2 days in MO-what a perfect set for spring!

  • 495
    Giovana says:

    Wow!!! great cards and those umbrellas areadorable!!
    I hope I win.

    Thanks for the chance.
    God bless

  • 496
    Colleen K says:

    The umbrella is so cute. And thanks for the bow and button how-to. This looks like a set that could be used quite a bit. I like it.

  • 497
    ChrisTea says:

    I like the ‘artsy’ look best – your comment got me thinking, what is the difference between art and craft?

  • 498
    Crisanne Durrant says:

    I absolutely love the emboss resist with the paint! Gonna have to go try it…

  • 499
    Crafty Math Chick says:

    I lve how all your projects illustrate how much versatility there is in a set. I really like the design. Looking forward to the full release of the set!


  • 500
    Joyce W. says:

    Dawn is a super star. I am always amazed with her creativities. She and Lauren, what can I say? My life would be less colorful without them. Thanks, Dawn, and thanks, PTI.

  • 501
    Tamikko Gordin says:

    I think it’s a great stamp set. A must have and very versatile.
    I agree, Dawn is very talented. I love the white resist umbrella with the great splash of pink πŸ™‚

  • 502
    Barbara V says:

    What a magnificent set! Those umbrellas have unlimited possibilities. Dawn is a true asset to your team.

  • 503
    Amber says:

    Wow…you guys keep outdoing yourselves…this is such an awesome set…I love the different umbrellas. It is way cool that it can be used for so many other things than just spring.

  • 504
    Vivian says:

    Love the stamp image, love the verse, love the sample.

  • 505

    This set is wonderful! Love all of your samples with it.

  • 506
    Lynn P says:

    Another winner! I really love the resist and the one you cut out – so very pretty. Thanks for showing your ribbon technique too.

  • 507
    Joyce C. says:

    This is a great new set! Awhile ago I started noticing that many of the cards I admired in various magazines were crafted by Dawn. This is the perfect set for April.

  • 508
    stampinwithbeth says:

    What a great set! There are so many things you could do with this set! I love the last card with the resist!

  • 509
    Acie says:

    Set is adorable and seems very versatile. Good stuff! πŸ™‚

  • 510
    Nicki says:

    Oh, I’m so excited! This is such a perfect set for Spring! Dawn is so talented~ I LOVE the colors used for these cards! Can’t wait!

  • 511
    Sherri P eh says:

    This set is intriguing and I love what you’ve done with it! Every month sees me becoming more addicted to PT!

  • 512
    Marge says:

    With DD out of work & the economy “raining on my parade” this set is perfect right now. The sentiments Dawn revealed really hit home with me also! Such a lovely versatile set I can’t live without!!!

  • 513

    Oh my goodness does this set look awesome! SO ADORABLE! I love your samples! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 514
    Linda H. says:

    What a fun cute set…and as usual your creativity just shows them off perfectly. Thanks and I cant wait to see all of the new items.

  • 515

    I just love this set! This is a must have. I love the sentiments with the retro font. Dawn really hit this one out of the park!

  • 516
    pegg says:

    Such different cards – such possibilities!!! I love the images and the fonts are beautiful!!

  • 517
    Winnie says:

    Perfect set for April (especially seeing that we are having a rainy day today!) I think the possiblities are great with this set! Happy holidays everyone.

  • 518
    Terri Bills says:

    What an adorable set. I can’t wait to see the entire set.

  • 519
    Lisa Henke says:

    wow! looks like a fun set. your cards are beautiful and thanks for the ribbon tutorial, I always use glue dots to attach my buttons, I’ll have to try your technique.

  • 520
    GINA says:

    What beautiful projects! Of course I could only thought of baby and wedding showers!

  • 521
    Marty says:

    You gals are SO creative- I love to see what you all come up with each month. This looks to be a very versatile set and in today’s economy that’s a huge plus, in my opinion.

  • 522
    Penny says:

    Another fun set from my fave gal, Dawn McVey!! Can’t wait to see more samples.

  • 523
    Dana G says:

    Super cute! These umbrellas have hit the mark once again. I am loving the sentiments that o with that you have shown so far. They really expand the versatility of the set. Can’t wait to see it all πŸ™‚

  • 524
    Sheryl says:

    Super Cute and Fun! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 525
    Anthonette says:

    Congrats on the new set, Dawn! What amazing inspiration to draw from, Nichole! I can never get enough of your creative style.

    Thanks for a chance to win this set!

  • 526
    Kristin Z. says:

    How fun!! I can already picture adorable wedding and baby shower invites being made with this set!

  • 527

    Oh I can already tell this umbrella set’s got my name written all over it! It’s definitely going on my Must Haves list. It’s precious!

  • 528
    Kelly B says:

    Beautiful! I love the artsy look of the last one the best. You are so talented!

  • 529
    Tamara L says:

    As always, this is one of my favorite times of the month! It so exciting that there is a company out there that has monthly new releases like Papertrey! How great is that?!?! πŸ™‚

  • 530
    Teresa says:

    Oh, that last card is great! I’m going to have to try that technique for sure!

  • 531
    Andrea M says:

    Loving the new set! It versatile and reminds me so much of spring — I NEED spring, we still have snow and brown everywhere! Thanks for the chance

  • 532

    Wow–another great set by Dawn! Lots of versatility and will definitely be a “must-have” for me!!

    Suzanne Dean

  • 533
    Loretta says:

    Who would have thought umbrellas could be so much fun!! Love the paint idea.

  • 534
    cheryl says:

    The umbrella set is so amazing. I can imagine a variety of cards and all of them so cheery. I would love to have this set!

  • 535
    StacyC says:

    I just love those umbrella’s too cute!!! Love the card with the resist.. Thanks Dawn!!!

  • 536
    Steph W. says:

    I really love this set. I especially liked the last card with the resist on it. Dawn’s sets are right up my alley and are just beautiful to look at.

  • 537
    Harriet Skelly says:

    What a fun set with so many possibilities!! I’d love to win this set!

  • 538
    Kerry from PA says:

    My mind is whirling with all the possibilities for this set. It is fabulous! I am definitely addicted to paper piecing so I’m sure I’ll be stamping that outline umbrella on a ton of papers. Thanks for the chance to win this great set!

  • 539
    Karen says:

    Such a cute set and I loved the fun ways you used it! I love the cut out umbrella and the splashed paint!!! And the colors from the red, black, and white off center one is so strikingly cute!!! :>

  • 540
    Cloverdilly says:

    Ooooo looks like a unique must have set! Love the red and black umbrella card!!

  • 541
    Patty D. says:

    Oh my goodness, I really wanted a stamp wet with an umbrella. I hope there’s a baby/bridal shower sentiment included!!

  • 542
    Beth C. says:

    The set looks super cute. Funny tho, the card I am drawn towards the most, is the black and red one. I think I just love polka dots.

  • 543
    Angela says:

    What adorable umbrellas!! I need them all. I LOVE that window card — what a great idea! And the emboss resist card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 544
    Nancy L. says:

    LOVE IT! Wow, its just amazing! Both the cards and the stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 545
    Tabby says:

    This set is great! It will definitely be added to the wish list!

  • 546
    Heather M says:

    How adorable!! I see the fun is just beginning- again πŸ™‚

  • 547
    Margaret says:

    These are soooo cool. Great job!

  • 548
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    What a great set! I am sooooo ready for spring and this set is perfect for it! Way to go Dawn and Nichole!!!!

  • 549
    Kathleen Curry says:

    Can’t wait to see the full set. Love the embossed umbrella card!

  • 550
    Cara says:

    I am so glad that you have Dawn on your design team! I think I will want every single stamp set she creates! The cut-out umbrella is SUPER cute.

  • 551
    Lynne says:

    Oh, no! Day 1 of the countdown and I already need to spend money! Dawn’s new set is fantastic! And I love the way that Heather’s set works with some of the other stamp sets.

  • 552
    Lori H says:

    This set is adorable! I can’t wait to see the rest of the sentiments.

  • 553

    thanks for the bow & button tutorial, can’t wait to try that….

    WOW!!!…dawn has done it again!!!…i have the damask designs set & absolutely love it…i would love to win this set, if not i will be buying it!…(great cards, too!)…

  • 554
    Susan Wolf says:

    the creativity with this set, is quite inspiring…..
    Susan Wolf

  • 555
    Samantha says:

    I think this set will be a must have for all those spring cards and scrapbook pages. Thanks for bringing the best designers to Papertrey. I love seeing their different styles and being inspired by their work.

  • 556
    Cindy H. says:

    This set is adorable!! Love your samples! Ideas are already racing through my head for a wedding shower I’ll be attending this year πŸ™‚

  • 557
    teresa says:

    What a fabulous set! Who doesn’t love umbrella? Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 558
    Jillian Winters says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this set. I have been wondering exactly what stamps to use for Spring and this set is simply perfect! Def a must have for this release!!!

  • 559
    cher says:

    ok ok ..this one is just too darn cute…love the cut out…but I can think of a bazillion uses for that umbrella! Dawn is quite the talented one. Congrads to her…and ty for any consideration to win…I do follow and subscribe if that ups my chances πŸ™‚ Thanks again, Cher

  • 560
    Alyssa P says:

    Dawn is just wonderful! This set is so cute, fresh and fun! I just love it!

  • 561
    Jayna Lou says:

    I absolutely love your Enjoy umbrella card! Makes me want to jump in mud puddles with some cute rain boots on!

  • 562
    Miki says:

    What a fun set and I can’t wait to see the rest! I love all the ideas with different colors…so many uses and color combos!

  • 563

    I am loving this set and I love your samples. Thanks for the inspiration! Way to go on the design Dawn!!

  • 564
    joannp says:

    what a beautiful set of cards, I love them all but the first was especially pretty. well done.

  • 565
    Rieca says:

    I absolutely love what I have seen so far of this set. Dawn you bring such a fresh look to this set.

  • 566
    Julie says:

    Your cards are always beautiful and these are no exception! I love the umbrella – it is super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • 567
    carisa says:

    Oh wow, I love that splatter effect! I am SOOOO gonna have to use that on my cards. What a great new set! Love it.

  • 568
    Sally N. says:

    VERY cool set…didn’t realize an umbrella had such endless possiblites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 569
    Kristy says:

    The umbrella stamp is so dang cute! I can’t wait to try your ribbon/button technique; it’s awesome!

  • 570
    Jaime O says:

    Oh my gosh the umbrella set is adorable! Good job Dawn! And I love the kraft and yellow together!

  • 571
    BeckyS says:

    Gorgeous cards Nicole! I need this set πŸ™‚

  • 572
    Nancy N says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing the different techniques! I can’t wait for the 15th!!

  • 573
    Susan MC says:

    I can’t wait to see the rest of this set. Looks so cute and unique. You keep surprising us!!!! πŸ™‚

  • 574
    Barbara Howell says:

    What a unique set. I love all the possibilities with the umbrellas and I have nothing like this in my collection. As always, your cards are amazing. You always inspire me to try new things. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • 575
    Julie Carlisle says:

    What a cute, cute set!! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

  • 576
    Kari D says:

    Oh my goodnesses! Like many others I LOVE the paint splatter card! So pretty! BUT my mind is going into overdrive with the cutaway card. I am used to showing images behind the cut-out, but never words. I really like the way it looks! AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! I do love this time of month. I know how crazy you all must be getting ready for it, but I think you can tell from out comments how much we look forward to seeing what you all come up with next! THANKS so much for another inspirational day…

  • 577
    Michele F says:

    The set looks awesome! I an so excited for the release. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 578
    Cynthia says:

    Great set and I love your card samples!

  • 579
    Patricia says:

    love the set and the ideas for it.

  • 580
    Mindy says:

    The window card is brilliant! This looks like such a cute set.

  • 581
    Tina says:

    Yet another adorable set from PTI! Very exciting!!

  • 582
    Terri Moore says:

    I was just looking for a rain stamp set last week. I am really glad I didn’t buy one. The cutout umbrella card you made with the sentiment showing through is really cool. I would love to win this set. If not it will definitely be going in my cart Tuesday night. Thanks for the chance to win it though.

  • 583
    MollyK. says:

    Absolutely simple but so versatile & perfect, especially in rainy Seattle! MollyK.

  • 584
    LindaM says:

    How fun! Love the bow technique. The kraft and yellow colors are so springy and fresh–gotta love them too!

  • 585
    Lisa HR says:

    I love the window card – so clever! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set!

  • 586
    Kristi Z. says:

    I’ve been trying to think……and I realize I’ve never seen an umbrella set before! This is awesome! Thank you for thinking of such a great idea.

  • 587

    I love the graphic look of the umbrellas…very fun and fresh.

  • 588
    Trudy in Virginia says:

    Great set, thanks for the opportunity to win! You always have great cards!

  • 589
    Emmy says:

    I love this set! Thanks for showing how to make the bow with the button. I always love your work.

  • 590
    mae says:

    I love the resist technique–I want to try it using Ocean Tides!

  • 591
    Brittney Mitchell says:

    I can already vision the baby shower, bridal shower and under the weather cards that are gonna be made with this set. Another great PTI set.

  • 592
    Anya says:

    What a cute set. So creative!

  • 593
    Lynette says:

    Oh goodness, these cards are ALL so super awesome!!! Love the way you did the ribbon and button.

  • 594

    The last card you posted was my FAVORITE!! This looks like a great set …one I’ll have to add to my ever-growing PTI collection. Can’t wait until the release!! Thanx for the chance to win!!

  • 595

    love, love, love it! Sooooo cute!!

  • 596
    Jen S says:

    So cute!! I love how many different uses I can think of for this stamp set, plus the bonus that you are kind enough to share some great techniques with us while showing off the stamps! Love it!

  • 597

    the card samples you made are all adorable! and how clever with the paint! although I love the cutout umbrelly as well…… gosh, who wouldn’t want ANY of those cards?!?!

    what a fun and versatile set!

  • 598
    Janet says:

    The cut-out umbrella is so cute. This is another ‘must-have’ set. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • 599
    Melissa D. says:

    How cool is that. I didn’t think you could use an umbrella for so many occasions. I love the cards you made with it as well. So neat. TFS!!!

  • 600
    Michelle A. (NY) says:

    Very cute projects! I would love to win this set.

  • 601
    Kat says:

    Umbrellas certainly fit in with the weather I’ve been experiencing lately. Very cute!! I can already think of so many ways to use this new set.

  • 602
    Candice says:

    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful card ideas with us – the stamp set looks like it’ll be very versatile and fun!

  • 603
    Amanda says:

    I’m am loving this set so far. I can’t wait to see all of the images and sentiments. Your cards are fabulous, as always. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 604
    Jackie Matheney says:

    Very cute stamp set and I love all the samples. Thanks for sharing.

  • 605
    Rose Antonopoulos says:

    THE CUTOUT UMBRELLA !! To die for !! I love how gorgeous the elemeants are that you don’t need much, a little white brad..a little splatter of paint….
    This is my first stamp release party……i’d love to win !!!!

  • 606
    -mary says:

    Wow! There are almost 600 comments already! Your umbrella cards are adorable.

    I love the Seattle/Redmond area (two children live there)so umbrella images are always a favorite. But did you know that you rarely see anyone in Seattle actually using an umbrella? Their rain is mostly light drizzles – no umbrella needed! Just a fun fact…

  • 607
    Hope Jones says:

    Love each month’s countdown!! I love the red polka dot umbrella with the bitty dot paper even though it didn’t use any special techniques it still is a GREAT card.

    Hope Jones

  • 608
    Diana says:

    I love the umbrellas in this set! I especially like the Kraft/yellow combination; so refreshing!

  • 609
    Barb S says:

    Always an exciting time of the month! I love the umbrellas, especially the way you cut out one of them, Nichole. Can’t wait to see the rest of Dawn’s set πŸ™‚

  • 610
    Marla says:

    What a cute set. Looks like Dawn has out done herself on this one. Thanks for sharing the cute cards you made with the set. I love the paint splaterd one.

  • 611
    Cari says:

    As always, you are wowing me!

  • 612
    Stephanie says:

    I LOVE images that can easily be used for paper piecing. The umbrella’s are adorable.

  • 613
    Lacy says:

    I love rainy days and I LOVE this set!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • 614
    Katherine A. says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire set! The sneak peek images look so cute and versatile.

  • 615
    cindy e says:

    Oh I just love umbrellas. How fun!

  • 616
    Janice says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting this set since you posted the initial “sneak-peak” and I have not been disappointed! I LOVE it! Thanks Dawn and PTI!

  • 617
    Barb says:

    This set looks amazing. I love the card with the cut-out umbrella. Dawn is so talented. Thanks So Much for sharing!!

  • 618
    sarah johnson says:

    i enjoy dawn’s personality that comes through with her blog posts and her card designs. i am excited to see more of her happy nature in this adorable stamp set!!!

  • 619
    Amy L. Weber says:

    Love the set preview, love the cards, and would love to win!

  • 620
    LyndaC says:

    Those umbrellas are darling! I can’t wait to get a set. I have so many ideas…

  • 621
    Jan s says:

    Love the new release, Scattered Showers. So many ideas of what I can do with it! This one is a keeper for sure!!

  • 622
    Becky C says:

    I love this set, wonderful!

  • 623
    Beverley says:

    Wow! I’m loving the possibilities of this set. I was going to place an order this weekend for Dawn’s Damask set, but after seeing todays post I am going to wait and order this set too!! Roll on the 15th!

  • 624
    Leora Henkin says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL! And thanks for sharing how you do the bow with the button. I love it!

    Happy Spring, Leora

  • 625

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration you showed with Dawn’s new stamp set. Looking forward to another month of sneaks & releases!

  • 626
    Jada says:

    Congrats Dawn!!! Keep up the gorgeous work! Love the cards!!! Never thought something as simple as an umbrella could make such beautiful cards. I cannot WAIT to see the rest of the set!!! Is it the 15th yet? lol

  • 627
    Tracey McNeely says:

    Umbrellas put the cute into spring. I love the cards you created to share with us and I can’t wait to see the whole set. Thanks Dawn.

  • 628
    Tracy says:

    These umbrellas are adorable!! I never would have thought umbrellas could be trendy or fresh but these certainly are.

  • 629
    Dally says:

    I have been TOTALLY IN LOVE with your site for the last few months. I’m impress with the beautifull work you and your team create every month at Papertrey. This new set of stamps is not the exception. Great, great job. Congratulations. Looking forward to start using some of them …

  • 630
    Lisa Kind says:

    I love this set already! I can see so many uses for it! And I love your kindergarten project! LOL! Such creativity here at PTI!


  • 631
    StΓ©phanie Bonniot says:

    Oh my ….I love it ….great job Dawn …

  • 632
    Laura B says:

    never fails, every month i promise myself i’m going to be good…but my list keeps growing!

  • 633
    Chelsea A says:

    I love the stamp set, especially the second card!

  • 634
    Vanessa says:

    So cute! I love the way you used the set and thanks for the tutorials. Another great PTI set that needs to make its way into my collection.

  • 635
    Michele Huey says:

    I really love the simplicity, verastility and clean lines of this set. I can’t wait to see the rest!

    thanks..michele h..

  • 636
    Cindy says:

    I am loving this set, thanks for the chance to win.

  • 637
    Dorothy says:

    I love the card where the umbrella is cut and the sentiment peeks through!

  • 638
    Mary says:

    Love your samples as always — it’s nice to see some elegantly simple cards, each with its own “wow” factor (in signature PTI/Nichole Heady style!). Thanks!

  • 639
    sandra says:

    Great spring designs! I dont have any “rain” stamps–will definately need this one.

  • 640
    Jayne says:

    This is really a fun set and I love, love, love the card with the splashes around it. You’re so creative. Thanks for sharing a peek. I can’t wait.

  • 641
    Alyssa says:

    Thank you Nichole! I always love your posts because you share so much – not only in inspiration but in tutorials and little hints too! Fabulous set! Love that lemon and kraft card! :o)

  • 642
    Darlene says:

    Oooh, I like this set so far. Can hardly wait to see the rest.

  • 643
    Charmaine says:

    Great set…I can see using this for baby shower and bridal shower cards.


  • 644
    Lesley Clark says:

    This looks like such a cute set. I’d love to win it!

  • 645
    Shelly Kettell says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your way of button/bow tying…much easier than my way!
    I loved the cutout…the yellow centers of the daisies…and resist painting – how fun! Great look for a pool/water party…thanks for the inspiration!!!

  • 646
    SueD says:

    Love the umbrella – Dawn is an amazing designer. Can’t wait for this set.

  • 647
    Amber E says:

    What a cute stamp set. I can’t wait to look at all of the other other releases.

  • 648
    Lauren says:

    This set is very unique. I love Mary Poppins so this set will be on my wish list!

  • 649
    pam says:

    What a darling set. The possiblities are endless!

  • 650
    Tammi says:

    OMG! That’s gorgeous!!

  • 651

    Okay, this set is definitely a “must have” and will go in my basket this month! I love the window technique, and thanks for the bow tying tip. It looks much easier than the way I’ve been doing it.

  • 652
    Daniela says:

    Nichole, I always love your creations! So many new ideas. I can’t wait to see the full set.
    Beautiful stamps Dawn.

  • 653
    Brenda says:

    What beautiful ideas, different yet so simple. I think you’ve got a winner!

  • 654
    Elena says:

    It amazes me how the designers think up sets that I would never dream of. I love the different looks of these umbrellas and can’t wait to see the sentiments that go with them!–Elena

  • 655
    Barbara Hale says:

    Is the timing on a set featuring umbrellas just perfect for spring? How cute is that? A very cute set and it will be so much fun go play with.

  • 656
    Kayla Driesen says:

    Another great set by Dawn! I can see myself having so much fun with this set!

  • 657
    Cori Bravo says:

    Oh my goodness, aren’t these the cutest stamps. Did it again PTI…ooh I can hear my checkbook screaming. I thought I could hold out until I saw the cut out card…it did me in. πŸ™‚

  • 658
    Janet L says:

    Love the umbrella cards! So many ways to use those cute umbrellas! Wonderful stamps!

  • 659
    Kelly Braund says:

    Love it, of course! πŸ™‚ I’m so excited for Dawn and this looks like a great classic set!

  • 660
    Pat B. says:

    I love the last umbrella card with the splatter paint! It is so awesome.

  • 661
    April Gould says:

    The card looks great I can’t wait until I can see the set in it entirety.

  • 662
    Erika Hyde says:

    SO adorable! can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!! As always, Dawn’s creativity amazes me!

  • 663
    Angela says:

    Just when I think it isn’t possible to more excited with each release, y’all have done it again. The card with the cutout umbrella is adorable, and Dawn’s card with the trio of umbrellas is lovely.

  • 664
    rebecca k says:

    I LOVE that umbrella, what an adorable set!

  • 665
    colleen foelker says:

    I love what you have done with a couple of these umbrellas, and since I live in Oregon, they would be perfect!!

  • 666
    Jessica K says:

    The cards are so beautiful you created with Dawn’s new set! It so inspires me! The umbrellas are very cute and look like so much fun to work with! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • 667
    Linda C. says:

    Looks like another PTI “hit”! Love the look of these creative examples!

  • 668
    Jeanne says:

    Wow, could I use one of those umbrellas today? Love the cheerful ideas and varied sections of the umbrellas. Loved the window card! What a wonderful opportunity to have a chance to win with Scattered Showers.

  • 669

    What a fun set! Nicole the window card is fabulous – I love the modern look of the writing showing through. The paint over embossed is a fun technique for an umbrella image. The possibilities with this set is endless.

  • 670
    Jennifer says:

    LOVE this set! I can see some awesome cards with this set.

  • 671
    Sara Paschal says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire set, all of your cards I LOVE THEM. Great job with this set.

  • 672
    Kathie in Vegas says:

    As usual what great samples. I love the cut out card and the paint spatter card. I am still loving your Damask stamps. I copied one of your cards from last month and made it in 3 other colors combos and they turned out fabulous! Thanks for the great inspiration!!

  • 673
    Paula Kay says:

    What a great stamp set. Right in time for those April Showers that bring May flowers. I like what you did with this stamp set and how verstile it is. Another great new set.

  • 674
    Chrissy O says:

    I just love the pretty rain resisters, Oh so much fun!!

  • 675
    Cindy K. says:

    Dawn is so talented, I can’t wait to get this set.

  • 676
    Amy says:

    What a cute set! I didn’t even know I liked umbrellas. Go figure! I love the window you created with the outline image and how well it worked with the stamped sentiment inside. Now I’m going to be looking for other outline images that’ll work with. πŸ™‚

  • 677
    jennifer Zimmerman says:

    I love the paint spatter card. Can’t wait to try it

  • 678
    doramiyi says:

    Another great set from PTI, I absolutely adore this stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

    doramiyi at gmail dot com

  • 679
    Deborah D says:

    I love this new set! The paint splattered card is really unique. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 680
    RuthJ says:

    Woderful designs – and so versatile!

  • 681
    Mary B says:

    Looks like another great set! I love the white embossed umbrella with the yellow centers in the flowers, and can’t wait to see the whole set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 682

    OMG! My brain is in creative overload right just thinking of the possibilities of this Oh So Cute stamp set!!! Today’s technique’s were to die for, I especially love the artsy umbrella image with the acrylic paint wash…so unique! Dawn is the best, can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

  • 683
    karla says:

    This set looks fantastic! You (as always) have done a great job selling it!!!

  • 684
    Meghan S says:

    So loving this set, super super cute. I love the way that Dawn designs her stamps with the “stamper” in mind, so versatile. Great!

  • 685
    jenink says:

    I would never have thought a set of umbrella stamps could be so versatile, but you have proved me wrong! I love ALL of your samples.

    I think the polka dot and plain are my favourites, and thanks for the ribbon tips πŸ™‚

  • 686
    Kori says:

    Looking forward to the full reveal. I love the look that the watered down paint achieved. Great match for this stamp set.

  • 687

    The umbrella set is a definite have to have one! You did a fabulous job showing the different techniques and ideas using this cute set.

  • 688
    Cassie says:

    I really liked the paint technique you used on the last card. I can’t wait to try it out myself. The stamp set is too cute with lots of designs that it can be used for.

  • 689
    Gail Genrich says:

    FINALLY-umbrellas. I love the window design. I can’t wait to purchase this Wednesday, but winning it would be nice too! Thanks for the chance and keep those ideas coming!

  • 690
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh my this set looks just PERFECT!! Love the images you’ve shown Nichole and your cards are just wonderful!! Can’t wait for release day! πŸ™‚

  • 691
    Kris says:

    Wow! I can’t really say which one is my fave because just when I thought I liked the one I was looking at the most, I’d like the next one just as much! Creativity at its finest!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • 692
    Rebecca says:

    I love all of Dawn’s designs!

  • 693
    Margaret C says:

    I LOVE !!! that dropped ink technique – so simple and effective!! Bookmarked to try it with some of my other stamps (but if you wanna let me play with these babies, I wouldn’t say no !!) xx

  • 694
    Amy Hayes says:

    What a wonder new set! It’s not something I would normally be drawn to, but all the projects that the design team have come up with are very imspiring and I can already see all the fun I would have with that set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 695
    Amy Hayes says:

    What a wonderful new set. It is not something I would normally be drawn to, but all the creations the design team has come up with a really inspiring. I can already see all the creating I will do with that set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 696
    Shiloh says:

    This image is so cute, and the font is great! This set looks really fun!

  • 697

    I love it! So many different looks, like you said! Way to go, Dawn!

  • 698
    Wendalyn says:

    What a gorgeous set can’t wait to see the rest…

  • 699
    Rita says:

    Oh wow, Wow, WOW!!! I luv this set, can’t you see how excited I am? I want this set so badly…it’s perfect for the bridal shower we are planning for my soon to be daughter-in-law! These cards are all Amazing!!!! I can’t believe how excited I am over this set!!!!

  • 700
    Linda Price says:

    I love the umbrella set, especially the cut-out. Your creativity is amazing.

  • 701
    Alice Roushia says:

    What a darling set. I love each card that was done. can’t wait to see the rest. Alice R.

  • 702
    Peggy Sue says:

    Another must have set. I need to work over time!!!! The cards are all so pretty. What a cute idea,cutting out the umbrella with words behind. Your ideas always amaze me.

  • 703
    Marcy says:

    What a cute umbrella! This is my favorite time of the month..waiting to see what is new.

  • 704
    Eileen Balgaard says:

    What an adorable set! Love all the creations given for us to enjoy!

  • 705
    MaryK623 says:

    I liked each card you did, especially the one where you cut out the umbrella to give a glimpse at the inside sentiment.

  • 706
    Laura Bassen says:

    You NEVER STOP suprising me with your creative ideas and techniques!! I absolutely love all the embossing and resisting and use of acrylic paint! How fun! Can’t wait to try all these new techniques. Love those umbrellas, ofcourse Dawn would come up with something spectalular!

  • 707

    Oh man, Dawn did it again! What an awesome set, I can’t wait to get mine!

  • 708
    Kathy Pennington says:

    The cut out umbrella card is just the cutest. Can’t wait to get the set.

  • 709
    Brenda says:

    Love this set, and the cards are all beautiful!!!

  • 710
    wanda bingaman says:

    I am so in love with everything PTI!!! This is the first stamp company in 5 years to turn my SU head!!!!

  • 711
    Lori A. says:

    Awesome cards!! This set looks adorable! I just love everything Dawn does!

  • 712
    Shelby says:

    Looks awesome! Pick me please, and save me a few dollars on my next order! πŸ˜‰

  • 713
    Stephanie says:

    What a cute “springy” set! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • 714
    Colleen says:

    I love the cards you made using the umbrellas. I especially like the card with the white embossed umbrella with the little flowers on it – so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win – I love seeing all of your ideas leading up to your releases every month. You are incredibly talented!

  • 715
    dougnat says:

    thank you so much for the button tip!! and I LOVE Dawn’s stamps!!!!

  • 716
    Kim M says:

    Love all the great inspiration and another great stamp set!

  • 717
    Mary says:

    What a good time of the year to come out with a set like this. Lovely set!!

  • 718
    veronica says:

    i absolutely love the black/white & red card. it is wonderful. then i saw your pink painted one. it is very artsy! i so love that too.

  • 719
    Debbi says:

    I love the Scattered Showers preview!! I especially liked the dripped Acrylic/Water over the embossed image. And the cutout umbrella with the words inside… *thud*

  • 720
    Mary C. says:

    Love the paint technique! Thanks for the great samples.

  • 721
    Kelly says:

    I adore this set and can’t wait to see some of the sentiments that go with it. Can’t wait to see what Dawn and the other girls have done with this set!

  • 722
    Lyne Huneault says:

    Very evocative of the softness of a Spring rainy day. Can’t wait to see more creations! Thanks!

  • 723
    Carol B says:

    This is really a fabulous set! And, I haven’t seen all of it! Wonderful card samples too…simple, but great!

  • 724
    Courtney Ferguson says:

    I think maybe Papertrey needs to start selling shares;) Ohhh I love this stamps set, just beautiful and oh so many possibilities too.

  • 725
    Mary Merrifield says:

    Looks great. Can’t wait to see all the new releases. There is always something I have to have each month. Thanks for the inspiration.


  • 726
    Jodie Hein says:

    Loved the painting technique! The umbrella stamp set was a perfect use!!

  • 727
    Dana says:

    I was so shocked to see your off-set stamped umbrella on that third card Nichole! It looks fantastic! What a glorious set Dawn has created for this month’s release.

  • 728
    Helen F. says:

    OMG what beautiful cards! I love this set already ~ and I haven’t even seen the whole set :^) Thanks Nicole for the chance to win this awesome set

  • 729
    cindyc says:

    This set looks so cool…. can’t wait to see all the sentiments!

  • 730
    Sara says:

    Love all the cards, but my favorite is the last one with the watered down acrylic paint! Such a great technique. Thanks for the inspiration. I would LOVE to win this set. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  • 731
    Sara Klick says:

    You are so lucky to have Dawn as part of your creative team! She really is a wonderful addition to your fabulous group! I can’t wait to see what other images you have in store for us this month!

  • 732
    nicole says:

    What a wide variety of stamps this time! I can not wait to play! Thank you for all the hard work you guys put into making these beautiful samples!

  • 733
    Tina J says:

    What a great set, you can use that for so many different things!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

  • 734
    Denise Kincaid says:

    I love this set. ‘Can’t wait to be able to get it. The projects are beautiful.

  • 735
    Deborah S says:

    Dawn, I think you’ve hit it out of the park again!

  • 736

    Oh, the umbrellas are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win, Nichole!

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