Melissa's headshot Melissa Bickford has been building quite a following since her very first stamp set released with us, Women of Life.  Both of her new sets this month will be sure to add even more "groupies" to her expanding fan base!  Bird Watching and Bird Watching Additions play homage to the oh-so-trendy birds that pop up on paper crating projects left and right these days. Melissa will by highlighting her use of the sets all week on her blog, so be sure to visit her often!  I created a few things when I was playing with them myself and have put together a fun group of projects to share with you today!

Bird box ensemble

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First up is this adorable house-warming gift set.  Both Bird Watching & Bird Watching Additions contain these fun patterned birds in a variety of shapes and sizes along with mix & match leg lengths!  I just LOVE the way Melissa's designs allow you so much customization!  I was able to create a fun background for the sentiment block by stamping a bird *line-up* with aqua mist ink.  The sentiment that is overlaid on top of them is from Boards & Beams.

New home card

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The card is quite simple in design.  I used the leaf & vine image from Beyond Basic Borders (heat embossed with White Filigree Powder) for the custom patterned paper on the left.

Antiquing & text closeup

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The other side features not one but TWO exciting new products!  One is an all-new background set called Background Basics: Text Style!  (A little bit more about that later in this post!)  The other is a brand new way to antique edges and achieve a vintage tea dye look with just one easy step!


It's called the Vintage Touch: Tea Dye Duo Ink System. This
revolutionary antiquing ink system is a special product developed and
manufactured exclusively for Papertrey Ink! In the past, whenever I
want to add a vintage look to my cardstock, I would use a sponge to
apply ink to the cardstock to achieve a softer look rather than harsh
look that is achieved by brushing the ink pad to the paper. Until now
that is!

Save yourself a step by using these specially formulated ink
cubes that contain a tea dye ink perfect for antiquing almost anything!
The unique sponge material that the ink pad's surface is made from
allows you to achieve that soft sponged look directly to the paper with
the ink pad! You can use both colors together for an even more
realistic aged look. Just start with the lighter color first and follow
up with a smaller layer of the darker hue. This two-toned layering
provides realistic results that only take seconds to achieve!

This ink comes in a set of two 1×1 cubes and will be retailing for $5. This specific duo is designed to work cohesively with our vintage cream and classic kraft cardstocks.  We will be coming out with additional shades in the future!!!  I love this stuff!!!

Final bird box

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Now back to the project!  The second aspect of my ensemble is this adorable little "Bird Box" that I designed.  I thought that the bird seed it contains, paired with a nice bird feeder, would be a great gift for a friend or neighbor who has recently moved into a new home.  I know I would love to receive something like that!  I was inspired by the shape of one of the very birdhouses that Melissa drew for this set when developing this template!  I put together a printable version of the box so that you make your own with ease!


Click on the link below to download your own free copy!
Download Bird Box Template

This Bird Box is super easy to put together, as it is just two pieces!  You can either cut your own straight-edged roof or use the largest Long Rectangle Nestabilties Die (from the Large set) to create a scalloped roof.  There are so many possibilities, I am sure you will have lots of fun with it!

Extra template front

I thought it would be a nice detail to feature some clapboard siding on the front of this birdhouse, so I printed the template a second time on white typing paper.  I cut several 1/2-inch strips of aqua mist cardstock and sponged the bottom edges with fresh snow ink. 

Clapboard front
I adhered the strips to the typing paper template, starting at the bottom and working my way up overlapping them slightly, just like they do with real clapboards.  After I was done, I was able to flip the entire piece over, front side down, and use the edges of the typing paper template as a cutting guide for trimming. 

Threading ribbon

I was then able to adhere the altered front directly to the assembled template, and it fit perfectly!  I filled a bag with birdseed and tied it off with ribbon.  Once the bag is placed in the house, you can see how nicely the contents show through the *window*.  Two holes were made in the center of the roof to allow the ribbon to be threaded through.

Bird box tag

I stamped a tag that coordinated with the card and tied it in place on top of the roof.  Notice the pattern on the roof?  It is created with the scalloped image found in Background Basics: Retro!

Birdhouse thanks card

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Now for another fun project that has a totally different look and feel from the first I shared with you.  This one is very simple & clean, but embraces the *rustic* nature that this set can take on, depending on how you use it.

Text overlay
The detail in this focal panel is what makes the project.  This birdhouse trio image was stamped in Palette Noir ink onto classic kraft cardstock.  I used the Pure Poppy Copic Trio, along with the Dark Chocolate Trio, to color in the houses.  A slight outline with C1 helped to make the image pop from the background a bit.  I stamped a different text stamp (another from the new Background Basics: Text Style) directly over the colored image using Versamark ink. 

Finished text overlay
I am just totally infatuated with the Text backgrounds right now!  This new set contains three different font styles of text that is formatted in long 1 x 4.75-inch strips.  They are so incredibly easy to repeat and fill any size area that you need! 

Peony 2

Last, but certainly not least is one more project that was inspired by the color of my beloved peonies that bloomed this week.  *ahhhhh*  They are truly one of my favorite flowers…

Sugar coated birds

For this project, I did something a bit different with the birds.  They were carefully trimmed out, run through a Xyron Sticker Maker upside down and dipped in our super sparkly glitter.

Birthday Sparkle card

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Summer sunrise twill & hibiscus burst stitched ribbon were used to create the textural borders that finish off this project.  I think anyone would love to receive something with a little shimmer & shine like this, especially on their birthday!  And don't you just love Melissa's font choices for this sentiment?!?!?

I would love to hear your feedback about today's projects.  Your encouragement and opinions are so appreciated!  Especially today!  We had severe weather here in Tennessee, yesterday & last night, with severe winds and what looks to be some tornado activity.  We lost our power and experienced some pretty extensive flooding for a while because of all the rain.  It was a blessing that everyone was safe and sound.  But needless to say, I was worried all day about finishing the preparations for today's post and was so relieved when the power came back on at 5pm!  Just in the nick of time! 

So, just for sharing your feedback with me today, I have a few little goodies for you to have a chance at winning!

  • Bird Watching
  • Bird Watching Additions
  • Background Basics: Text Style
  • Vintage Touch: Tea Dye Duo, Chamomile & Chai blend

That's nearly a $60 value!  You have until 8am EST to share your thoughts here.  One comment will be randomly chosen to win this fun prize package.  The winner will be announced HERE on our May Prize Page, after noon EST, Monday, May 11th.  Please play nice, only one comment per person. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you around the rest of this week!  I thought I would leave you with a few additional peony shots that I took before the storms hit here!

Peony 3

Peony 1 

Peonies in window  


Stop by Melissa Bickford's blog to see what she created using her new sets today!

Lauren Meader not only used Bird Watching in a project she shares today, but she also reveals one of her new May templates!

Kelly Lunceford is sharing a peek at the new template as well!

Lisa Johnson has some fun things to share regarding her latest set, Let Freedom Ring!


CLICK HERE for a complete supply list for all of the above projects.

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 791 Comments

  • 1


    The bird house you made was adorable…as well as the card that went with it. Soo cute, like the sayings too. Can’t wait to see the whole set.

  • 2
    Lee Cockrum says:

    My neighbor LOVES to build birdhouses, and his 80th birthday celebration is in July, I would love to make a card for him, and perhaps some little gift boxes for the guests, made with the little birdhouse template!! That would be so great!

  • 3
    erica m. says:

    I am really excited about the tea dye duo! Those birds are so cute-love the sparkly ones.

  • 4
    Jamie says:

    All three projects are wonderful in a different way! You are so kind to share the bird house template with us. And I’m excited for the text background stamps, as well as Melissa’s bird set! I especially like the color combo of the hibiscus, summer sunrise and kraft…i never would’ve thought of that one!

  • 5

    OMGosh look at that birdhouse you created!! Oh that would be soooo cute for little treat things for the kids too! LOVE IT!! And thanks for sharing the photos of those BEAUTIFUL!!! peonies….luscious!

  • 6
    Cari says:

    You are seriously just way too creative!! I love it all!

  • 7
    Tori Wild says:

    Thanks so much for the template!! Love the birds and that birdhouse is just perfect for it!!

  • 8
    Lolita says:

    The birdhouse is adorable. I have so many ideas of how to use it. I’m thinking of using it for Valentine gift’s for my son’s class next year. Nothing like really planning ahead. The tea dye duo is incredible. And those birds and birdhouse stamps – I’m hooked. Thanks for a wonderful preview!!!

  • 9

    Just when I think you have everything covered you surprise me! Oh and those flowers are beautiful! They are my most favorite as well!!

  • 10
    Deborah says:

    The bird house template and bird house stamps are adorable! Can hardly wait until the 15th!

  • 11
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    I’m speechless, and that hardly ever happens. I am WOWed by everything you shared today. I keep thinking you have thought of everything and then you give us even more! WOW!!! Thanks for all you do!

  • 12

    Those bird houses are too die for. I love everything I have seen so far! The tea ink… that really looks intriguing to me… I think I need to cut back on the grocery bill so I can have more stamp money.

  • 13
    Linda C. says:

    WOW! Love everything on this post! The birdhouses are so unique. The bird house itself is very clever & creative. And, the colors are picture perfect!

  • 14
    Anette Eakins says:

    Adorable projects as usual! I’m really excited about the tea-dye duo. I age my projects more often than not, so anything to make that task easier is more than welcome. Can’t wait to see the rest of the release!!!

  • 15
    Kristi Lewis says:

    Wow, everything your fingers touch, turn to gold. Your projects are adorable. You are such an inspiration

  • 16

    Your sneak peeks are always worth waiting up for. Glad to hear everyone weathered the storm.


  • 17
    Ginaj says:

    As always, I am in trouble. Love the birdhouses! and the new ink looks very cool. Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • 18

    Ohh…beautiful bird inspired projects. I love birds and these are no exception!! This looks like great set; I can’t wait to see the other images.
    I am super excited about the ink duo also…very cool!! Shading with ink can be tricky, so these will be very handy!

  • 19
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Nichole, just when I think it can’t get any better, I am in awe again of all that you and the others come up with. I just love this little bird house. It is adorable!! This is going to be another irresistable month at PTI.

  • 20
    Natasha says:

    These projects are all fabulous! I cannot wait to get the text background set, I know I will love it. The tea inks look really neat too. Can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 21
    Patti says:

    I’m so glad that everyone is safe! Your projects just make me want to swoon. πŸ™‚ The tea dye…the Text Style..the birds..the peonys. Shoot, I am even love with your kitchen. I think I’m sold on white subway tile now! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you have brewing for tomorrow.

  • 22
    Maryann T. says:

    Wow….I love the tea dye and the text background!!!! I CAN NOT wait to get my hands on them. =)

  • 23
    Carol W says:

    So many exciting peeks within this peek! I am really intrigued with the tea dye duo. Hope we’ll get to see some “action shots” of how it’s used during this reveal! I love the clear, step-by-step sequences I so often see here on your blog and those of the design team!

  • 24

    Oh My!! I am in love with the text background. I also loved how you used the retro background to make the shingles. That set is on my list, but it just moved up to the top! Your bird house box is adorable. The Vintage Touch duo sounds intriguing. I love the look of it but have a hard time achieving the soft edges…I definitely want to try this new product!

  • 25
    Kimberly S says:

    The birdhouse is adorable, and Birdwatching was my favorite of the sneak peeks and does not look like it will disappoint…but, wow, I am so excited about the tea dye duo! I am abysmal at antiquing and just stopped doing it, since it seemed like I kept ruining my cards. I think the two complimentary tones will help so much, as well as the built-in applicators. Great idea. Thank you for continuing to innovate.

  • 26

    That bird house is amazing! Can’t wait to see all the new sets! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 27
    Lori Y. says:

    What a beautiful Bird Box. Your projects and colors are always striking! Can’t wait to see what you have in store over the next couple of days. I can’t wait to see Bird Watching and Additions in whole. I LOVE Melissa’s style.

  • 28
    Mandy says:

    Oh my goodness your bird house is just too precious!

  • 29
    Steph J says:

    Think I am going to love this set, of course! Not only is it PTI, but I am curently having quite the love affair with birds! Can’t wait to see more!

  • 30

    I adore the glittered birds! Can’t wait to see what is revealed tomorrow!

  • 31
    Linda H. says:

    I love the text background and the tea dye ink…the birdhouse card is just too cute,and the birds are adorable..I can’t wait to see it all on the 15th. Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  • 32
    Sharon D says:

    This set looks so cute! I LOVE the kraft card with the glittery birds. All of your projects are so amazing and inspiring. The peonies are beautiful too! I hope you don’t have any more bad weather.

  • 33
    Stephanie says:

    LOVE the way you were able to achieve three completely different looks with the same stamp set. Both sets looks like must haves to me! πŸ˜‰

  • 34

    First of all Peonies are one my favorite flowers too…they are beautiful and smell so good! I love your projects and the colors you chose. I am excited to see more of these releases, especially the script set. How fun!!

  • 35
    Joyce W. says:

    Thanks for sharing the bird house template with us. The bird house is absolutely adorable, a perfect gift box.

  • 36
    Shari says:

    Wow – love your creations! I’m looking forward to the stamp sets and the tea dye duo!! Thanks for sharing your template!

  • 37
    Hannah says:

    I am not the first to say what beautiful projects you all made. I am actually going to ‘borrow’ the bird card and try to create something similar for mother’s day. But I’ve discovered I need to add some mother’s day sentiments to my ever growing collection!
    Glad to hear everyone made it through the storms. I actually live a little east of you…you poor Clarksville gals always get the worst of the weather!!!
    I’m sure you are as glad as I am to finally be seeing some sun. Enjoy and thanks for the great inspiration and creations!

  • 38
    Lisa Rae says:

    I am so excited about the text style stamps.. and the tea dye duo. I can hardly wait to get these in my hands!!!

  • 39
    Tonya Dirk says:

    Your birdhouse is one the most stinkin’ cute things I have seen! Love, love, love that you now have a text background basics…YEAH!!!!!!

  • 40
    Maureen P says:

    Love the peony inspiration! It reminds me of the peony bush we had outside our front windown when I was little. Loved them, but hated the ants!! Could that pink be any more fabulous? Love the idea of the antique ink!! You all never cease to amaze me πŸ™‚

  • 41
    Marisa G says:

    From the minute I saw the sneak peek of the little birdies, I new I would want to buy this set. I love what you did with it! Thanks for the clever birdhouse template. Now all I need is to win this prize package! πŸ™‚ Glad you and your family are safe from the storms.

  • 42
    Deborah (Glitterati) says:

    Wow, all the projects are so pretty! I can’t wait to see the rest of the new releases this month. Thanks so much for a chance to win these awesome new products!

  • 43

    Wow! What a bountiful post! The peonies are my fave (carried some down the isle…) but your birdhouse rocks, and the new products — drool! Just love seeing your creativity flow… Hope to win ;^) but feel I always do when I visit your blog.

  • 44
    Cheri Howard says:

    I loved today’s projects….well, every project I’ve ever seen from PTI. The clean style, the gorgeous colors – what’s not to love?

  • 45
    CrazyCurl says:

    My mother-in-law loves birds and bird houses. I’d love to use this set to make cards for her! The tea dye ink looks like such a fabulous idea – can’t wait to use it.

    Those peonies are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • 46
    Barbra says:

    WooWee, I just love birds and I can’t wait to see this set in all its glory. I also love the new ink idea!

  • 47
    cas says:

    I’m soooo into birds right now and the new sets are wonderful! The inks are great for that vintage look I’m after. Thanks so much!

  • 48
    StΓ©phanie B. says:

    It’s only the 1st day and I’m already in love with this new background text….which is going to be so handy, I LOVE it! Want to see more of the birdie the birdhouse a lot. I’m looking forward to use those ink cube on projects!!!

  • 49
    Kellie B says:

    I am in awe over how talented you are! I love everything you have shown today…

  • 50
    Debbie A. Olson says:

    I am so excited about the new text background image. I have been looking for one for about a week now and was so excited when i saw your post. The birds are adorable. I also love your peonies. I’m still waiting for mine to bloom here in Utah. Love your projects. They are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  • 51
    Denean says:

    Adorable projects – can’t wait to see all the little birdies!!
    And can I just tell you how EXCITED I am about that ink??? I love that look, but hardly do it because it is so much work…and you are telling me now I can do it all in one step? You are brilliant Nichole!!

  • 52

    I adore birds, so I’m really excited about this release. Everything I’ve seen so far makes me know these sets are “must haves.” I’m also intrigued by the vintage tea die squares. They sound so easy to use!

    I’m so glad the storms didn’t turn into tornadoes and that you got your power back. It’s so scary to go through something like that. Mother Nature is really something, isn’t she? Terrible weather (at times), but breathtaking beauty in the form of your peonies. Actually, it’s all God’s beauty taking various forms.

  • 53

    love the bird house template! πŸ™‚

  • 54
    Gail says:

    I look forward to the 10th every month. Your projects are wonderful-I am going to use the set to make some gifts for our new neighbors that just moved in!

  • 55
    jeanie nieva says:

    this is fantastic!i will use the tempate for some of my wedding projects. πŸ™‚

  • 56
    sarita says:

    what a fun project the bird house is – a sweet new home gift..and i will now have to order the sparkly glitter!! wow!! thanks for the chance to win some papertrey ink candy!

  • 57
    Lizzie Jones says:

    That birdhouse is amazing! The tall, narrow card is incredible, too! I look forward to your projects every single month. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us, your happy customers.

  • 58
    calliezant says:

    Love the Text Backgrounds!…and the new cubes for inking…Awesome!

  • 59
    Lindsey says:

    So many amazing new things. I’m really excited about the tea dye duo. Can’t wait to try it. And I can already think of people that I would love to make something for using this new stamp set. So fun!

  • 60
    Karen says:

    Love the scored siding on your birdhouse! And my, oh my, that text background set…sigh. I already know I love it! Thanks for sharing your peony pics! They are so beautiful and quite a nice breath of spring! :>

  • 61
    Emily W (US) says:

    Wowee– look at all those fun new goodies! I am such a big fan of the bird motif and I love them dipped in the glitter! The tea cubes look fun, too… I’m definitely into learning a new technique!

  • 62
    Yvette says:

    Love love love your glittered birds! The template is sooo adorable. This stamp set is a must have and can be used ALL year long!

  • 63
    Susan H says:

    Fantastic sneak peaks!!! It never ceases to amaze me what you and your DT come up with! The birdhouse box and cards are beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 64
    Tammy says:

    Day 1 and I am already worried about my bank account! I didn’t think I would “need” the bird sets but it looks like I was wrong. I love the new products!!!

  • 65
    Erika Taylor says:

    Ok that is it… I’m taking the Template plunge. these are beyond sweet.

  • 66
    Debbie S says:

    I can see that I am going to be in trouble again this month, as I love everything you presented today!! I have been looking for a birdhouse set. The background set is a must have. It looks like you and your team have done it again, Nichole!! Your peonies are gorgeous. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into these releases. I am glad you are all safe!

  • 67
    Julia says:

    I absolutely love this set of stamps!! Your projects were beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • 68
    Steph Connor says:

    Just when I think there can be no more sets that I possibly NEED, you have to make such beautiful projects that change my mind altogether:) Your colors for the birdhouse are so soft and vintage. Also, I looove the new text stamps. I see another big order in my future!

  • 69
    Michelle says:

    What a fabulous collection of projects, Nichole! I can’t wait to make my own birdhouse with that terrific template. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • 70
    cheryl says:

    Your peonies caught my attention right off. My uncle has a couple of plants he recieved when my aunt passed and he has had beautiful blooms for years from them. According to plant maps they aren’t suppose to do well in our area but they have.
    Your little birdhouse house warming gift is absolutely brilliant. I love it. I had extra large windows put in my house so I could enjoy the birds so things like this always catch my eye. The ink color is unexpected and lovely. The card with the trio is pretty too. Everything here is sweet and endearing. Thank you for sharing, ms.cheryl

  • 71
    jen shears says:

    Another fantastic tease! I’m really liking what I see so far- and am a bit gaga over the text backgrounds myself! πŸ™‚ Stay safe in that crazy weather!

  • 72
    Janis says:

    All of these items look terrific, but I have to say I am especially excited about the text background set!

  • 73
    Kelley says:

    I love all the new additions. I am particularly pumped about the background set. I love background sets! Can’t wait to make a purchase!

  • 74
    Renee V. says:

    I’ve been following the weather reports in your area and I’m so glad you are safe.
    What a great post today…. so many things to be excited about!!!
    Once again, I’m eagerly awaiting the 15th!

  • 75
    BeckyS says:

    I love all the little details that make everything so perfect. I can’t wait to see what else you have to share this month πŸ™‚

  • 76

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I’m really excited about the new stamps coming out this month. I love Melissa’s set and Birdwatching seems likes something I cannot wait to get my hands on.

    Your pictures of your peonies are truly amazing!!!!!!

  • 77
    TinaH says:

    OMG Nichole, you are so creative! I don’t know how you do it, and you have such a great team of designers! Love the sets this month, and wondering how in the world I missed the super great glitter? Will have to try that this month too! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 78
    Val S says:

    Your birdhouse and cards are wonderful! They are just so cute! The glitter birds are wonderful too, not to mention the peonies. I love peonies, but we are a month away from any peonies right now! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 79
    Debbie Lee says:

    The tea dye ink duo sure looks like a great new product… I love the effect of distressing my paper. I think it lends a beautiful element to the projects. And, Nichole, your birdhouse is amazing – I can’t wait to make one. Thank you for all of your beautiful peeks and also the chance to win these awesome new goodies!

  • 80
    C Burke says:

    I like the birdhouse project too! Thanks for sharing the template with us. The antiquing cubes are going to be one of my purchases this month since I like the look of antiqued edges on my cards. And the background text stamps look interesting as well! By the way, your peonies are gorgeous! Ours will be blooming three or four weeks from now in Colorado. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 81
    lee says:

    Everything was awesome today. This bird set was my favourite peek and so far has not disappointed. I am so excited about the text backgrounds too! Loving it all.

  • 82
    Andrea McCulley says:

    WOW! Everything looks great! Love the birdhouse box, especially the clapboard technique! Thank you for the free template. Loved the glittered birds too! I would love to try the tea dye ink! I cannot wait to see the rest of the Birdwatching set and the Text Style Background Basics-I love that look and you can use them with anything! I am new to Papertrey Ink and can’t seem to stay out of the blogs and products pages! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  • 83

    I am really excited about any stamp set named birdwatching since I love to watch birds. How fun!!!

  • 84
    Emilia says:

    I love background stamps and I am happy that you are releasing the text style set. I find PTI background stamps very versatile and I use them a lot. Also, I like the new vintage inks.
    I needed to make some gifts for my friends, I have already printed the bird house template. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 85
    Tasha says:

    The birdhouse you created is over the top cute! I love all your projects today and all the glimpses of fun new product for this release!

  • 86
    cindy Vernon says:

    What a wonderful project. While I am excited about the new bird set the new text set really has me excited. Can’t wait to see it.

  • 87
    Jessica L Purvis says:

    Thanks for the free birdhouse template. Very cute! I’m looking forward to seeing more about the new text backgrounds and the tea dye duo ink cubes. I think those are going to be must haves!

  • 88
    nina says:

    Gorgeous projects as always! Really looking forward to seeing the full reveal. Hope you are all drying out now – hope you see some warm sunny weather soon!

  • 89
    Charlene says:

    I can not wait to order the tea dye inks. They sound absolutely fabulous! And the Text Background Basics – I think that is going to have to go on my must have list (sight unseen). You always come up with such creative designs.

  • 90
    Kristina says:

    Wow. I love that first project. I will definitely be trying out that adorable birdhouse in the near future! Thanks for some great sneak peaks of the set!

  • 91
    LT says:

    Just too cute!

  • 92
    Amy says:

    Awesome projects once again!! Thanks Nicole!!

  • 93
    alanna says:

    These samples are so cute. I especially love the happy birthday card with the two pieces of ribbon spanning the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 94
    Nancy N says:

    Everything is Simply Awesome! First let me say the background text style I love love! All your project are fabulous. The Peonies are beautiful, I wonder if Peonies grow in California I’ve never seen them anywhere.

  • 95
    diane mcvey says:

    Wow, I love everything! And the tea dye duos look AWESOME! I can’t wait to see the releases every month; it’s better than Christmas! PTI ROCKS!!! πŸ˜€

  • 96
    Debbie says:

    Love, Love, Love the bird house box, sooo cute! Everything was beautiful, especially your peonies. I look forward to every month when you show us your fabulous new releases.

  • 97
    Wendi Parlee says:

    I just recently made my first purchase from PTI and I am more than satisfied. The images are so crisp and the colours are so true. This month’s release looks great. I can’t wait to see the full sets. The bird watching stamp set reminds me of building my very first bird house when I was young with my dad and he taught me to use his scroll saw. We even had a sparrow nest in there that season. I can’t wait to see more!

  • 98
    Penny says:

    The birdhouse is just too cute. I am so excited about the Vintage Touch duos. How cool is that? I’m so looking forward to the next sneak peek. Already have my heart set on the new Text style set!!

  • 99
    KarenScraps says:

    I just love the birdhouse box, matching card and the birds card, too. The birdhouse just has those lovely Tiffany colors and such a soothing curve to the house shape. I love just how clean in design these are. Same with the last 2 birds card – very lovely card with such wonderful simplicity. When I try to do “simple”, it ends up looking “basic” – kwim? I always get great ideas and inspirations here at PaperTrey Ink. TFS!

  • 100
    Sarah A says:

    I, too, love peonies and just had them bloom yesterday. Exquisite! I will add some to my craft room for inspiration. I love the text backgrounds and can’t wait to see them up close!

  • 101
    Alyssa says:

    Amazing projects – all of them! The 1yr anniversary of the tornado that rocked my world is fast approaching, so I feel your anxiety! Glad to hear everyone is safe and sound – take care! :o)

  • 102
    Michelle A. (NY) says:

    I Iove your birdhouse… It’s so adorable!! The bird set looks awesome and I love text backgrounds! Very excited! Definitely loving the tea dye inks too!!!

  • 103
    Renee says:

    Amazing again! Love the glittered birds!

  • 104
    Michelle Caldera says:

    I have never been a ‘bird’ person, but I am so intrigued/excited about the tea dye duo and especially the text background stamp set; can’t wait to see more!

  • 105
    Angy Hughes says:

    Can I just say WOW!!! Where to start? I thought I might be possibly interested in the bird set. Now I am sold. Definitely going to invest in the tea dye duo, I love the look of antiquing and text background – Love it! I think my Mother’s Day gift to myself is going to be a big order this month. Unless of course, I can win part of it ;>)

  • 106
    Belinda says:

    The birds and birdhouse are just gorgeous but my absolute favourite from today’s release is the text backgound stamp. Just BRILLIANT!!!!

  • 107
    Susy says:

    I’m excited to see there is a new background set, a girl can never have too many of these. Your peopies are simply beautiful.

  • 108
    Alyssa B says:

    So glad to hear that you are safe and sound!The birdhouse is adorable, and the Birds are the nicest that I have seen! I am so excited for the release, cant wait for the new product!

  • 109
    Maureen W. says:

    WOW! You sure packed a lot of punch into one post here! Love all the new products – Melissa’s set, the inking duo, and especially the text background!! I can’t wait to see more!

  • 110
    Jen says:

    more wonderful creations Nicole. I too love LOVE love the text background … and the glittered bird are just Gorgeous!
    the new colors are so wonderful.

  • 111

    What an adorable bird house! This new set is going to be perfect for me to make cards for my DH – we have a garden full of feeders to attract the birds as he is a mad keen birdwatcher. Gorgeous peonies – I wish mine were as far along as yours and I do so hope they survived the bad weather.

  • 112
    fiona y says:

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!! i love everything that is shared today, and thank you so much for sharing the bird house template πŸ™‚ can’t wait to get my hands on these sets !

  • 113
    Linda aka Oz says:

    Although I like the the bird set, I am truly excited about the text background and the new ink. Can’t wait to see more. Linda aka Oz

  • 114
    Deb C says:

    Very cute projects. I’m loving the tea die inks. Heck, I’m loving it all!

  • 115

    Oh. My. Goodness! I thought I was going to get away with a small order this month…the sneaky peekys weren’t getting to me. But then this post – oh my! I absolutely love the backgrounds set, the tea dye duo and Melissa’s birds set. It was the image of the bird houses on a post that sent me over the edge. Red, kraft and inked edges…almost as good as eating chocolate:)

  • 116
    Roxanne says:

    Really looking forward to all the new stuff – gotta GOTTA gotta have that tea dying set – that rocks! And I must have Melissa’s new set too. That bird house and flower are too dang cute! Love that copics that match everything also. It is so nice having everything that matches….

  • 117
    Jayne says:

    First sneak peek and I am hooked. More, more!

  • 118
    Rachel Bosworth says:

    I think the text background and bird watching sets look great! PapertreyInk offers so much inspiration each month with project ideas and versatile stamp sets. I can’t wait to see more!

  • 119

    I am planning a bird themed baby shower and have been looking for the perfect favor. I think I just found it! I cannot wait to print up the bird house and try it. Thanks SO much!

  • 120
    PF Goh says:

    I love the new inks! can’t wait to try it. And I am a sucker for backgrounders! But I much prefer birds with no legs….just me….

  • 121
    BarbW says:

    I am a bird lover, so this set is right up my alley! I love what you’ve done with the birdhouse template…and I can’t wait to make some of my own to give as little ‘thinking of you’ gifts to my friends. I am also really excited about the Vintage Touch duos! I love the look of aged edges and this product will help me achieve that look quickly and easily. I can not wait for the new release! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome prize package.

  • 122
    Christi E. says:

    Oh wow! I love, love, love the bird set. The samples today are absolutely gorgeous and I would love to have these sets in my collection! I also love peonies. I actually just planted four more at my house today. Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful ideas and great stamps!!!

  • 123
    Debbie says:

    Is it possible to be in love with stamps?! Well it is now, ive fallen head over heals for this set!! SO CUTE!!

  • 124
    Linda R says:

    How fabulous! My DH and I are birders. I just love that bird house. Thank you for the template!

  • 125
    gina says:

    glad you made it through the storm safely!! Ilove all of your projects; especially excited to hear about the vintage inks! you always put together awesome projects and thanks for the template; cool technique to make the clapboard siding. you are so creative!!!

  • 126
    JudiBlue says:

    I just love the “shiny” birds! How cute is that. I’m gonna have to give this one some thought. The houses are also cute!

  • 127
    Annette S says:

    I love all of the projects. They are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 128
    Brooke says:

    I don’t think I can ever comment on a Papertrey Ink stamp set and NOT use the word versatile!! I love how you can use this set with rustic style, or not. The glittery birds are just beautiful and thank you so much for giving us the bird box template, it’s too cute.

  • 129
    Cathy M. (Cathymac) says:

    Your projects and the new products displayed are amazing! I love everything! Melissa’s new bird set is adorable and the text background is a perfect complement! Each release gets better and better!

  • 130

    As usual I am in awe of your skill – everything you make is just adorable and the wee birdies are cute too!!

  • 131
    kate lewis says:

    Fabulous projects Nichole…as ever!! I just ADORE the birdhouse and thank you so much for the template I can’t wait to try it! I’m loving the look of that bird set! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s installment! Kate x

  • 132
    Kelly Marie says:

    I am in love!!! The background text, a bird set, ink pads that give the aged look!!! Did you read my mind? You must have! I am so excited! I am also in love with the little bird house! I can’t wait to make one!

  • 133
    Heather says:

    What a cute birdhouse. I’m itching to make one now. Thanks for the pattern and for all of the other inspirational projects. I hope the weather has improved in your area. We’ve had a couple of showers of hailstones this week – and this is May!

  • 134
    Maryanne says:

    I love how you come up with ideas to make stamping more interesting and easier. Keep up the good work.

  • 135
    Col says:

    I really love the bird set. My daughter, who is 2, is absolutely coo-coo for birds and loves to add feed to our birdfeeder and see the cardinals and robins visit. Now I can make her a little bird house and she will flip!

  • 136
    Linda Price says:

    So excited about the tea dye duo and the new backgrounder. They are going on my wish list. The birdhouse is darling.

  • 137
    sarah says:

    Wow! And just when I thought I wouldn’t “have” to buy anything this month! Your creativity is phenomenal, and I love Melisa’s work, too. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these new, fun products!

  • 138
    Heather J. says:

    Nichole, you never cease to amaze me. Each project is wonderful and I can’t wait to get my hands on that new background set!!!! Thanks for continually inspiring me. Heather J.

  • 139
    Cassie Brumbaugh says:

    I love the bird set!! The bird house box is so precious! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing.

  • 140
    Amanda says:

    I can’t believe it’s time for another release – not that I’m complaining! I love this time of the month. That bird house is adorable. So creative. I am loving this set and also the new text background. The new ink pad sounds genius!

  • 141
    Amber says:

    Oh wow! I’m so excited for this release, especially now that you have the first peaks out! I’m most excited to see that text set, I need a good one, perfect timing!

  • 142
    Dana F. says:

    Hee, that birdhouse is so adorable! It’s always so much fun to see your sneak peeks!! A whole new tea-dye, the birdies, text backgrounds… I can’t wait until release night (and in the meantime I’ll explore the garden because of your lovely peonies)!!

  • 143
    Ange Kelly says:

    Wow! I have only just placed an order for my ‘mother’s day’ present….and now there is more stuff I will have to put on my wish list!!! (my wish list gets longer on the 15th every month LOL!)

  • 144
    Edna says:

    Totally bird-a-licious!!! I love the bird sets and the text background will be a great addition to my creative space… love the idea of the new inks, the colours are to die for!!! Looks like we are heading toward another wonderful release, thanks for sharing!!!

  • 145
    Laurel Beard says:

    Oh, to have your gift and talent Nicole! Glad you all weathered the storm and hope the sun shows itself for you all today!

  • 146

    So… you’re basically saying that you created that birdhouse from scratch? Did I read that correctly?!

    I am in total awe….

    And I LOVE those background stamps!!!

  • 147
    SueD says:

    WOW – the birdhouse is so adorable and the birds are just perfect. Can’t wait till the 15th.

  • 148
    Vanessa says:

    I love it! Once again, you have taken a set that I thought…”maybe I don’t need that one” and made me have to have it. The projects are stunning and I especially love that little birdhouse. Adorable! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • 149
    antjeegypt says:

    Thanks for sharing the bird house – it is so, so sweet and I am sure, thats gonna be used soon! Love your clean card style, you made that set very tempting for us!!!

  • 150
    Justine says:

    Great job ladies. Love the bird house. Thank you so much for the free Template. Can’t wait to print it out. With Birds being all the rage right now, this should be a lot of fun to play with. I am super excited about the new tool or way to Antique. Look forward to finding out what that is all about

  • 151
    Linda says:

    My husband is an avid birdwatcher, so I know I’ll need to order these. They are so beautiful!

  • 152
    Emma says:

    the set looks fantastic, but I am really excited about the tea dye due. Can’t wait!

  • 153
    Belinda says:

    Oh love the idea of the text background stamp set!!! What a cool idea! I think I’m still a little confused on the antiquing concept but I think I just need to go back and read it again. But love love love the birds as well! Glad that you guys are ok with the weather being as crazy as it is over there!

  • 154
    Mary says:

    I’m in Ohio and the weather was fierce here too – glad you’re safe and sound! I love your peonies but especialyy love the birds!!!! What a great set!

  • 155
    Laurie Gelo says:

    I am so unbelievably excited about the “text style” stamp set because I LOVE that look of just a bit of text in the background. I can only imagine using that set on all kinds of embellishments too like buttons and flowers. How exciting.

  • 156
    Elise says:

    oh nichole….as usual, your projects are just so wonderful… are one talented lady….the bird set is really cute and the antique inks rock!!!

  • 157
    Sandye Curry says:

    What wonderful prjects! I love the birdhouse especially.

  • 158
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Ah Nicole….a fabulous set to be sure! Melissa has created a winner! So sorry to hear of those dang storms….spring storms are so magnificent in their beauty and strength but sometimes a worry for sure!

  • 159
    Christa Clinemyer says:

    I love the little birdhouse. What a cute idea. I know I will use it a bunch! Thanks

  • 160
    Karen A. Wegner says:

    Oh my goodness; your birdhouse is adorable. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. Your peonies are lovely. I appreciate that little breath of spring time. I’m in Michigan and we have only buds at this time on the peonies. After seeing your peony blooms, I know there’s hope for ours.

  • 161

    Wow! What great projects. the bird house is adorable, and I reallly like that background text.

  • 162
    Kathleen says:

    Nichole—Melissa’s set looks gorgeous! And your projects are amazing! I LOVE the birdhouse card—it looks so simple and yet so beautiful—the birdhouse, too. Where DO you girls come up with this stuff? πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 163
    Kim Robin H. says:

    Love the birdhouse template. That is so cute, especially with the clapboard. My other love was the glittered birds card. The colors, the bird shapes, the GLITTER….ah. Perfect!

  • 164
    Karen Milone says:

    Looks like another great month. I can’t wait to see more on the text background, and the birdwatching sets look like must haves.

  • 165
    Kathleen says:

    I am in love with the birdhouse. Your creativity is beyond my imagination.

  • 166
    Arleen says:

    Nicole, you’re awesome! The birdhouse is just so beautiful… wish I have the creative mojo that you have and thank you for sharing your great ideas… πŸ™‚

  • 167
    Renee Shlachter says:

    Your peonies are gorgeous. I can’t wait for mine to bloom.
    Love the text background and the Vintage Touch look! Wouldn’t mind being able to do this easily. What a great idea.

  • 168
    Mary W says:

    Oh Wow! This giftset is adorable!!! Love your flowers too! Beautiful! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us in May!

  • 169
    Janelle says:

    How can I not love every little thing you introduce? I’m not sure what from today is my favorite, but I think those birds have captured my heart. Glad you all are safe. We drove through NC, TN, and KY this weekend and the weather everywhere was a little dicey much of the time; definitely lots of dark skies, swirling clouds, and torrential rains. Spring in the south…
    Storms, but also lots of beauty — like your lovely peonies. Thanks for all you do!

  • 170
    Sandy Warren says:

    I love that you put siding on your birdhouse. So creative! Looking forward to seeing the background basics text style. I’m also thinking about how the freedom ring will make great cards for male birthdays with those stars and stripes on the candles.

  • 171
    Judy L says:

    What wonderful projects!…now you make me have to decide between the text and the bird stamps!…just lovely!

  • 172
    Titta says:

    I especially like the birthday card. It’s so seemingly simple, proving that the design makes a card, and the sparkly birds are so cute. I’m excited about the text background stamps, too. Looking forward to seeing more projects with them.

    You peonies and photos are gorgeous!

  • 173

    This looks like a wonderful set! That birdhouse is just the cutest thing! You are always coming up with the greatest ideas! I love coming here to get new inspiration! ~~Pam

  • 174
    Catherine says:

    Those same storms came through here in North Carolina! It’s the only time I’ve put my children in a hall way while trees were being blown down all around us! Glad you guys are all OK! I love the idea of the new ink…and I love the new Background Basics! I’ll be buying those for sure!

  • 175
    jaime aldridge says:

    as always, nichole, the sneak peaks are amazing!! can’t wait to see the complete text background sorry to hear about the bad weather by you! hope everything is ok.

  • 176
    Marcie Sharp says:

    I just love this set! How cute!! The font is actually what caught my eye first…I love the combo of swirly-ness (is that a word??) and crispness.

  • 177
    Cindy C says:

    Love the birdhouse…. would have been a great project for my MIL for mother’s day! Love the colors too!

  • 178
    CarolLynn says:

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects. I love the projects and most of all the color combination used in the last card.

  • 179
    lisa k in tx says:

    what great new products!! I just love those birds and the text backgrounds seem so versatile! can’t wait til the 15th! lisa k in tx

  • 180
    Gigi says:

    Since almost all of my projects are sponged to soften white cs, I’m definitely interested in the Vintage Touch duo! The birdhouses are too cute and the job you did with the glitter is outstanding! I envy your imagination and creativity, but then, if I had it, I might be the co-owner of Papertrey…ha ha!

  • 181
    Michelle Michael says:

    You just have a way of making such fresh looking cards and now with the Vintage Touch duo you have a way of making it even easier!

  • 182
    Maureen says:

    Oh, I love everything!!! The birdhouse trio is right up my alley and the antiquing ink…omg!!!! And the bird images are adorable. I can’t wait to see what else you release this month πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win all this awesome loot πŸ™‚

  • 183
    Carol (HB) says:

    YEAAA! I’ve been wanting someone to create a set with birdhouses! Thank goodness it is PTI! (LOVE PTI!) Your creations are always so amazing Nichole!

  • 184
    Emy says:

    OMG!! Nichole you are killing me.. All those cute and nice stuff is driving me crazy.. And the Bird House WoW really cuuuute, love it..

    Keep on giving cause we will keep takeing :p

    Take care

  • 185
    Lori WASHBURN says:

    I love the birdhouses and overstamping in versa mark~ that is so much easier than masking. Thanks for the great idea. πŸ™‚

    Lori Washburn

  • 186
    Rhonda C says:

    Thanks for your sneak peeks — they are so worth waiting for! I’m always amazed at the clever ideas you and the design team comes up with!!

  • 187
    Natalie S says:

    I can’t wait to make a masculine version of the birdhouse for my dad. He loves to feed and watch the birds in their backyard. I love your attention to detail with all your projects. The clapboard design on the birdhouse was great and I love the pierced line under the birds on your sparkly card. Kraft cardstock is the best ever so seeing the color combinations rocks, too! I think anything goes with kraft! LOL! Happy Mother’s Day and thanks for the chance to win these awesome new goodies!

  • 188
    Jennifer M says:

    OH! MY! GOSH! Nichole, I am speechless (but my fingers are not)! I love it all! I love using your first birdhouse template and now – so sweet! The colors, and oh my, the clapboard siding – love it love it! ALL OF IT. Melissa is a fantastic designer – want all her sets! What a great gift it would be to win for my birthday this week! It’s my granddaughters birthday this week also – what fun we can have together!

  • 189
    Barbara says:

    Well first I have to comment on those peonies.They too are my favorite flower. i live in the northeast and there season is so short. I have one bush that my late father planted for me. The pure white flowers that come each spring remind me of him.

    I cant wait to get the text style backgrounds.
    and retro backgrounds have become my next set to get. Papertrey has encouraged me to create my own designer paper. Love your projects

  • 190
    Sandy Kay says:

    Love all these projects – wonderful color combos and layouts and ADORABLE bird house!

  • 191
    Julie W says:

    I love the birds. A definite must buy for me! Thanks for the birdhouse template. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • 192
    Adeline says:

    I love love love the birdhouse and the vintage inks!!!This set is going to be another must-add to my collection!

  • 193
    hadley says:

    Lovely collection <3

  • 194
    Linda W says:

    Everything is fabulous! I love the Background Basics Text style and can’t wait to see more of the set. The new Antiquing stamps sound wonderful and are on my list to try. Your products just keep getting better and better!

  • 195
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    OMG can I just click the prize list and have it be mine NOW? The projects are gorgeous, Nichole, and thanks SO much for the sweet birdhouse template! Awesome job, Melissa…love these sets! So glad everything is safe and sound at your house, Nichole!

  • 196
    Holly Field says: made my Mother’s Day…love it all…I wasn’t sure about another bird set, but I am sold now….each month you guys just step it up another notch!

  • 197
    Stephanie Washburn says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this package! And the new inks! They are definitely coming to my house! I’m so excited for this release!

  • 198
    Verda says:

    Your projects are just great. I am really very interested in the tea dye duo that is something I have not heard about anywhere to date. The sneak peeks are wonderful, can’t wait to see the whole sets.

  • 199
    Wendy Harr says:

    I am absolutely in love with your birdhouse template! Everything you make is gorgeous!

  • 200
    Veronica H says:

    Nichole, Papertray is my FAVORITE everything! The 10th – 15th is like Christmas every month. I can hardly wait to see all the new products.

  • 201

    As usual, the creativity and innovation from you and your team is amazing! I particularly like the last card, with the white lines and piercing. But the text background is da bomb! The print is small enough to stamp a larger sentiment over without competing with it. That little birdhouse card with kraft on white with red coloring is so stylish looking!

  • 202
    Sallie says:

    Looks like it is again going to be a month’s offering of wonderful temptations!!! Loved your projects!

  • 203

    The whole set is adorable! I love the three houses in a row, that is my favorite image so far.
    I also cannot wait to see more from that text background! You used it to make just the right finishing touch, which I love.

  • 204
    heidi quick says:

    I’ve made a type of birdhouse before, but you always kick it up a notch by adding the great details. Always love your color combos too!

  • 205
    Nica says:

    Wow! Those projects look sooo amazing! I just can’t wait to try out those new products! I got my first order of PTI goodies a few days ago and I must say I’m in love with them! I really really cannot wait until the releases on the 15th! Yay!!!

  • 206
    Molly B. says:

    Glad to hear that everyone is ok after the storms. So scary! I am SO excited about the text background stamps and Melissa’s birds. That birdhouse card is wonderful! OH and the photos of your flowers are beautiful, the one of your sink looks like it belongs in a fancy magazine! Happy Mother’s Day. -Molly B

  • 207

    The tea dye duo sounds awesome and I can’t wait for the text backgrounds! I love my script font background from SU, so I know this one from PTI has to be added to my collection!

  • 208
    Amy Wanford says:

    I adore these projects – all amazing! I’m a huge fan of bird themed stamps, I promised myself I didn’t need anymore but after seeing these projects I think I do now LOL!
    The birdhouse is sooooo cute! I also love the different looks you can achieve with the birds, so flexible and versatile I love it!

  • 209
    Isabel Z says:

    This is my favorite time of the month–a new PTI release–and as always I am excited to see all of the new sets and products. I love the sneak peeks and am really looking forward to working with the tea dye duo.

  • 210
    Cyndi says:

    First of all, Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for the pictures of your gorgeous peonies–how beautiful they look in your white vase! And, second of all, thank you for the template for that ADORABLE bird house–my sister is moving at the end of the month, and I’ve already made her some “just moved” cards using the Boards and Beams set, and am excited to make her one of the bird houses as part of her New Home gift. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity!

  • 211
    C. Hill says:

    I loved the cute birdhouse! I am also starting to love Kraft cardstock. Will have to get some soon.

  • 212
    Gerri K says:

    All 3 of these projects are beautiful! I am a ‘Melissa Fan’ and love the new Bird set. And the tea dye inks are fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. It looks like this month will be an extraordinary release!

  • 213
    Diane says:

    I love everything you did.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 214
    Sharron Gregory says:

    Thanks so much for the darling birdhouse template. And Melissa’s set is just perfect. I loved it the minute the first hint was posted. With the addition of Vintage Touch and Retro Text this will be a fantastic month! Can’t wait to make my special birdwatching friend something special!!

  • 215
    Diane Anthony says:

    What a fun template. I love the look of the second card! The text background have me excited! Love the white line around your card on the kraft color one. And the simple circle with piercing. Love all of the ideas I see on this site! Really enjoy watching and feeding the birds in our backyard too!

  • 216

    I love the bird set and the teaxt, too. That birdhouse is so darn cute! It will be a great party favor for a ladies luncheon.

  • 217
    Teresa says:

    These sets are so stinkin’ cute! I love the different bird designs and your bird house is adorable! I’ve not tried the antiquing yet – but this method sure looks easy! Thanks for the chance to win this great package!

  • 218
    verna says:

    As always totally stunning projects, products and ideas!

  • 219
    fjola duncan says:

    I can’t wait to see more! I am putting your idea to use…I printed the template right away and will be busy assembling later today (just wish I had the stamp set too) and making a little something for our new nextdoor neighbors.

  • 220
    Genevieve says:

    Happy that the rain has stopped and hasn’t hurt anyone Amazed by your projects but really looking forward in being able to purchasee the aqua mist and spring moss inks that have been backordered for a while . Hoping the sun will shine your way as much as the sun that you bring in our lives.

  • 221
    Jane says:

    How BEAUTIFUL! Your standards are so high and you deliver every time!! I love the colours…..I love everything! And I’m so excited because I should be getting my very first package from Papertray Ink soon (that I ordered on-line)!

  • 222
    Maureen L says:

    These projects are stunning! The text backgound is going to be a great seller – I love that look. The bird watching set is really piquing my interest now that I’ve seen more. I am really excited for the full reveal.

  • 223
    April Z says:

    When I saw the sneak peak of these birds earlier in the week I was very excited and now after seeing the projects you’ve created with them I feel like I need this set!! Your projects are amazing as always.

  • 224
    Rose says:

    I love waking up in the morning to hear the birds singing so happily. The American gold finches are beautiful! This looks like its going to be such a fun set and the bird house idea is fantastic. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to get the set and start stamping!

  • 225
    kara says:

    I love birds!! I will have to have this set. WOW!

  • 226
    Kacey says:

    I really think this set will be a big hit! I adore the pink and yellow bird card! Very excited about the tea dye sponge ink too, that is a definite must have! Hope your peonies survived the storms – they are beautiful! My flowers took a bit of a hit this past week with all the rain we’ve had, hoping my daisies come back to life πŸ™‚

  • 227
    sheila gill says:

    You and your group of designers are insane! I know everyone LOVES yours stamps as much as I!

  • 228

    What an excellent post! From the darling birdhouse template, the elegant colors of the ribbon and CS, the stacked birdhouses card, to your peonies and BD card! Thanks for the template too! This is exactly what ditinguishes your blog and products from all the rest!

  • 229
    Katarina M says:

    Beautiful projects, I love the birdhouse template, thanks for sharing with us! The distress ink cubes sound interesting, I think I would like to try them.

  • 230
    Vicky says:

    This is so cute! I love all of these sets, but I particularly can’t wait to get my hands on the text backgrounds! You can never have too many background stamps! Thanks for such wonderful projects, Nichole!

  • 231
    Karen B says:

    The birdhouse is darling! Every project you and the design team create are so inspiring. I am not sure how you manage to make each month better than the last! Love the peonies, they are simply one of the best flowers ever!

  • 232
    Amy says:

    I love all these projects! Thank you for the bird house template, and your peonies are beautiful.

  • 233

    What can I say??? You’ve done it again. Amazing talent! I might have a hard time not pressing the “I want It All” button this month. Thanks for sharing.

  • 234
    Kim Getchel says:

    Every morning we wake up to chirping birds, you know spring is here!! Like the idea of the tea dye duo, can’t wait to see it in real life. Loved your birdhouse and the last card with Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Burst and Kraft!!

  • 235
    amber says:

    oh, i love this post…so many fun ideas. i think my fav is the sparkling birds. i can’t wait to see the fullset! and i’ve already got an idea of who i can make the bird box for. so fun!!!

  • 236
    Debbie Nelson says:

    I love the birds, the bird house and the background…you never cease to amaze me!

  • 237
    Morgan says:

    Nichole you’ve done it again – your projects are always adorable and I can’t WAIT to try out the bird house – I can think of several people who would flip for a gift packaged like that!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  • 238

    Your birdhouse is adorable! This new bird set looks so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 239
    Mary Duffek says:

    It’s day 1 of previews and I am jumping out of my seat….I love all the amazing, creative stamps and tools that PTI makes…can’t wait for release day!

  • 240
    Erin Mattson says:

    That birdhouse template came JUST in time for Mother’s Day!! My mom loves birdhouses, I think I can whip one up in time for dinner together tonight! Thanks so much for the chance to win and Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • 241
    Sheryl says:

    First of all, I’m glad you and your family are okay after the storm! I LOVE these new sets and products!!! The birdhouse trio is adorable and I can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • 242
    Mindy says:

    The birdhouse is wonderful! Hope all is well now that the storms have passed. They can get really scary at times. Love the new Bird set and all of it’s possibilities.

  • 243
    Carolyn Y says:

    I love your projects. The birdhouse is so cute. Can’t wait for the 15th.

  • 244
    Susan says:

    What a great New Home gift set. It’s so cute!!! That birdhouse is adorable. Thank you for sharing the template with us!

    The text style background set is calling my name! It’s gorgeous!! I will definitely be adding that one to my collection.

    Those storms are so scary. We recently moved to an area where there are tornado warnings with almost every thunderstorm. We had a scare last year and I found myself in the bathtub with my two little girls at 4am. Thank goodness the tornado missed us. Lots of prayer in that tub kept me sane. So glad you are safe and sound.

    Can’t wait to see the the rest of the sneak peeks!!

  • 245
    Leora Henkin says:

    Sorry about the weather/flooding. I am sending good vibes. Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day! I love the projects. Beautiful and a I can’t wait to try the tea dyes. Ingenious.
    Thanks, Leora

  • 246
    Margaret S. Romero says:

    I really LOVE your birdhouses!!! Please keep your birdhouse designd coming….they are adorable and so appealing to paper crafters. I LOVE everything shown in this part of the sneak peek release!!!

    This looks like a “must have set” for sure!
    Great stamps, as usual!!

  • 247
    Loydine says:

    I love the little bird house treat bag! So many new toys–bird and bird house stamps, text background and the antiquing ink. Looking forward to the release!

  • 248
    Carole S. says:

    What neat projects and I’m very excited by these sneak peeks – the antiquing ink and the text stamps look like absolute *must haves*…
    Thanks so much!

  • 249
    Sherry says:

    Thank you for the birdhouse template! It is the cutest little house for some cute feathered friends. I am excited to see the bird set as it is my new obsession. Looooooooove the summery colors of the last card.


  • 250
    Ruth Allmart says:

    I’m so glad you and your family are safe. Tornados are so scary! This is going to be another fabulous release πŸ™‚ I am in love with that text background stamp set. Can’t wait to see all the ingenious ways you think of to use it! I also love that antique ink. What a fantastic idea! Can’t wait to play with it. Thanks Nichole for the chance to win some fantastic goodies πŸ™‚ Stay safe.

  • 251
    Kristy says:

    I am thrilled with the tea dye duo and the new paper! Your samples are so cute, I’m excited to try the new bird house template!

  • 252
    Angel says:

    You never disappoint with all the new great and creative possibilities you guys come up with!!! Thank you for helping me push my creativity to new levels-nice way of saying enabling πŸ™‚

  • 253
    Ronna E. says:

    I just love the birdhouse you created and your color choices. I can’t wait to see the entire collection!

  • 254
    Deb Hoekstra says:

    Love the bird house!! I’m excited about the birdwatching set. The stacked birdhouse card is adorable!

  • 255
    Candyf says:

    Wow — I love birds and this looks like it is going to be a great set!

  • 256
    lainey says:

    Oh, thank you so much for sharing the bird box! I’m already thinking of ways I can use that! And how did I miss out on the sparkly glitter? You always come up with such great ideas!

  • 257
    Anne Johnson says:

    Very cute projects! Always an inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.

  • 258
    Lori H says:

    These projects are adorable! I can’t wait to see the sets in full, especially the text background. And the tea dye duo looks like a must-have item as well. I hope you have a better weather day today!

  • 259
    Cindy K. says:

    As always you do a wonderful job with your prjects. I can’t wait to get my hands on these new stamp sets, and the antiquing kit.

  • 260
    Pat Myers says:

    I love it all and this is just the beginning of more great things to come. Judging from the sneal peeks, this is going to be another one of those months when I want it all!

  • 261

    I’m super excited about the Text Style Background set! Oh, and the Bird Watching set!

  • 262

    Wow! You have out-done yourselves yet again! I especially love all the birds and birdhouses. The new ink seems revolutionary and I can’t wait to hear more about it. Great job this month, as usual!

  • 263
    Barb N says:

    What fabulous ideas. I love the “clapboard” bird house – such a great touch!

  • 264

    Amazing! I cannot wait to see the rest of this set. Your template for the birdhouse is, well, I am speechless!!! My oh my you are talented!
    The new product, the tea dyeing ink pads sound very intriguing and should be quite easy to use because of the small size. Thanks so much for all of this excitement and cleverness!

  • 265
    Serendipity says:

    I’m in love with the birds! This looks like another wonderful set and I can’t wait to see the whole thing! The projects you did were very nice. Thank you for the birdhouse template!

  • 266
    Kim H says:

    Cute projects! I wasn’t sure at first that I really needed a bird set but your projects convinced me otherwise! The mix of images and sentiments look so pretty. The text stamps are something I’ve wanted for a while and I love the antiquing duo. Thanks for sharing the birdhouse template too. Wow, you went above and beyond this month!

  • 267
    Felicia Lie says:

    oh my oh my!
    love the tea dye duo!

  • 268
    Michelle H in IL says:

    wow!!! Beautiful sights this Mother’s Day morning! The birds are so cute and fun. I love the tea dye set. What a great idea. I also really love your bird house template – thanks for sharing it with us all! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  • 269
    Andrea C says:

    What awesome new products, and it’s only day 1! The birdhouse is adorable, so many possibilities. Cannot wait to see these new sets in their entirety.

  • 270
    SueB says:

    You’ve such a knack for picking projects, girl! I’m LOVIN’ the bird house, and like that you made siding for yours! I’m curious to try the tea dye duo – interesting! TFS!

  • 271
    AnneSATX says:

    Oh, I LOVE peonies, too! Unfortunately, we can’t grow them in south Texas, where I moved 20+ years ago. Thank you for sharing your photos of them with us.
    All of these new stamps look fantastic. It’s funny how I think I’ll be able to resist — then I see your projects and add THOSE stamps to my list, too! Thanks so much!

  • 272
    Tina says:

    Wow-o-Wow! Papertrey never ceases to amaze me with their new releases! These are just great–I love the tea ink set and the new background basics–they go so well together. And the birdies are just adorable.

  • 273
    Stacey says:

    Once again – love it all!

  • 274
    JanetS says:

    Your peonies are gorgeous, mine are yet to bloom being I am farther north. I have one that is white in the center with pink edges, it is my favorite. I just love Melissa’s sets and this bird one is for me. Your birdhouse is so cute, thanks for sharing the template. Also that antiquing duo looks interesting. Your ideas are so refreshing, thanks.

  • 275
    Janine says:

    Once again simply amazing!! I love the birdhouses.. They are perfect!!

  • 276
    Jerri K says:

    I love the new projects and the antiquing inks you are introducing. I am anxious to try making the birdhouse.

  • 277
    Pattie Brown says:

    Nichole – Your projects are amazing. I’m lovin the Bird Watching set. And the antique look dye…wow! I can’t wait to get that. Another great month for PTI.

  • 278
    Lee Anne says:

    You’re projects are beautiful and I love the new techniques you showed. You sure did reveal a lot today! Peonies remind me of my mother. She had peonies in our yard my whole life and I know she would be thrilled to see them blooming. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 279
    Amy O says:

    What a perfect little birdhouse. Can’t wait to try one! The text backgrounders are so exciting!

  • 280
    Janet Zeppa says:

    Your projects are adorable! I love the little birdhouses and the birds! I’m glad that you are safe and sound and i can’t wait til my peonies are blooming too. TFS!!

  • 281
    Vicky Sitterly says:

    I Love all of it……..I think I was just pushed over the edge on the Templates. I love the birdhouse!!
    Thank you for all that you do and your creative team!!

  • 282
    Jo Goodman says:

    I love the bird watching sneak peeks! I can already tell this is a set I must have. I love that you have birdhouses and not just birds!!

  • 283
    Dana Jones (Stamp Maniac II) says:

    The birds are gorgeous…also love Lisa’s set. Glad you are all OK! Thanks for sharing all the creations.

  • 284
    Chrissy L says:

    These projects are beautiful! I am really excited about the text background stamps. Thanks for sharing the birdhouse template!

  • 285
    cindy b says:

    I just love the birdhouse! and the birds! Once again, you are outdoing yourself with these releases..I can’t wait until the 15th!

  • 286
    Cassi says:

    Love the projects — birdhouse is precious. My favorite card is the last with the glittery pattern birds and great mix of color on kraft!

  • 287
    marilyn says:

    love the tea dye colors…thanks so much for sharing your birdhouse template…it’s adorable!

  • 288
    Kelly W. says:

    I love the sparkly birds! They remind me of Peeps at Easter. πŸ™‚ I also love the template for the birdhouse, and can’t wait to use it in math lessons with my students!

  • 289
    karenannj says:

    What a fun set and I love the birdhouse trio image…Thanks for all the great projects.

  • 290
    Kristy Y says:

    I’m just always amazed at your creativity! Keep up the good work!

  • 291
    Kathy Pennington says:

    This is going to be a great month. I love the look of the new sets and products you are introducing. And the birdhouse is so darling. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

  • 292
    Nicole Zemla says:

    What a lovely set. I cant wait till the 15th! I get so excited to see what you create with these sets. You are such an inspiration!!!

  • 293
    Michelle Balletti says:

    I really like the tea-dye ink. I think it really helps when you want to give that really light stamp in a background kinda way….and of course, PTI rocks!!

  • 294
    Sophia C. says:

    The birds are adorable, especially with a bit of sparkle! I especially love the text background stamps. Can’t wait to see more!!!

  • 295
    Aimee says:

    love your bird house and those dye pads are so yummy looking…

  • 296
    carmen says:


  • 297
    Tanya Caudill says:

    Wow! I love the new stamp set, will be a must have for me! PTI is such an amazing company, always on the cutting edge. Thank you for a chance to win!

  • 298
    Barb W says:

    Love the birdhouses. I can already picture using Bird Watching and Wishing You flowers with it. Anxious to see more about the paper also. Looks like something I HAVE TO HAVE!

  • 299
    sandy says:

    I love everything you showed today. I have wanted a text-type stamp set for so long…yea! The peonies are so pretty.

  • 300
    glorie says:

    That birdhouse is so cute! Love the birds too.

  • 301
    Stephanie (steffie1027) says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest of these awesome sets! The BG words looks interesting! Adorable birds, Melissa!

  • 302
    Kiera says:

    That Text Style set has me freaking out! I love it!!! I mean, everything is lovely, but I can’t wait to get my hands on that set!!!

  • 303
    Jennifer S. says:

    I just knew you would come up with the perfect text background set!! I can’t wait to buy it! Although winning it would be even better.! The birds and birdhouses are adorable. Melissa has such a fun and unique style. I love all of her sets! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has to offer!!

  • 304
    Jeneen Lloyd says:

    I love the way you do your countdown, you share so much and I love visiting here.

  • 305
    Amy Hallagin says:

    Growing up, my Mom was ALWAYS “crafting”. She would always use birds or birdhouses or nests, and I just didn’t like them. But as I grew older & got into “crafting” myself, I decided I LOVED anything to do with birds. I can’t hardly wait until Friday!! I’ve already downloaded the birdhouse template & you can bet, that stampset (along with that fabulous tea dye ink) will be in my cart–first thing!!

  • 306
    Christi Snow says:

    What an incredibly inspirational post today. I love the new stamps/products. Your projects are just gorgeous and I love the photos of the flowers…everything is just beautiful! smiles…

  • 307

    Fantastic, Nichole. What an adorable birdhouse and this set just really is the perfect match. Thanks for sharing this template with us all.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 308
    Carol W. says:

    Yet another awesome set from PTI! I love birds, and I think the bird houses are just adorable. Also, the new inks you introduced are great because I can’t seem to make any card these days without some sort of inking around the edges!

  • 309
    Jennifer says:

    Tea Dye duo…you never cease to amaze! Love working with your products. Makes me look like a pro.

  • 310

    Love the pictures of your peonies!

    The bird set looks like so much fun. You are right Melissa always does a wonderful job creating sets that are so customizable.

    Love the little bird house. Just so cute and a perfect gift for my Grandpa on Father’s Day! Thanks for sharing your template and wonderful ideas!

    I hope the weather gets better and your family is safe!

  • 311

    LOVE this set – then again I am a bird lover!! My friends all laugh becuase every time I see any craft item w/ birds on it I must buy it!!! LOL Love the projects, TFS!!!!

  • 312
    ER says:

    I’m excited for text stamp & glitter!

  • 313
    Terri E. says:

    I got a bird bath for Mother’s Day this year, so I think a bird set would fit the theme just fine LOL!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 314
    Marica G. says:

    The projects made with Melissa’s new set is just too cute for words! I’m also intrigued by the Tea Blend Duo inks. As always, you amaze me with your work and talent! Can’t wait until the 15th!

  • 315

    *sigh* Beautiful. All of it. As always. My poor wallet! lol

  • 316
    Donna Crum says:

    You are a great pattern maker yourself, Nichole! Thanks for making that available for download! I am anxious to see the new text backgrounds and the tea dye pads!

  • 317
    Rosemary D says:

    The bird/birdhouse set looks so cute. I love peonies, too. We just planted some in our newly landscaped yard! I can’t wait for them to bloom. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 318
    Nina says:

    Wow, very cool!! This is definitely a must-have set for me, as well as the tea dye set, it is such a great idea to be able to sponge it directly onto paper, love that! And thank you so much for sharing the birdhouse templatew with us! So looking forward to the release!

  • 319
    Kathyc on scs says:

    Nichole, you continue to amaze us each month with your preview samples! I honestly don’t know how you do it; your designers must be so proud when they see what you do with their creations. You all make an unbelievable team! I can’t wait to see each of these sets in full!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 320
    Sandy says:

    I am a huge birder, with many bird feeders in my yard. I love your template for the bird house! All of your projects are beautiful, you have done such a great job. I just love your inspiration and ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win the set.

  • 321
    itsterry says:

    Oh my! The birdhouse you created is absolutely wonderful! The Vintage Touch ink sound like a dream–truly looking forward to that. And, thank you for sharing your template. You peonies are beyond beautiful!

  • 322
    Angie Cortes says:

    Wow…This is just amazing!! Everything is just fantastic and I can not wait to see the whole set!!

  • 323
    Kathyellen says:

    Glad to hear that all are safe & sound. I grew up with peonies and also love them. Too hot here in Louisiana for them so enjoyed seeing yours. The birdhouse template looks like fun and can’t wait to see more the background sets.

  • 324
    Sheryl Cook says:

    I am so excited to see all you have to offer this month. Every month I tell myself there is no way they can out do this! And every month you DO!!! Not only do you come out with great stamps, you are ALWAYS coming up with great accessories! I appreciate so much all your creative ideas, you and your whole team are AMAZING!!!

  • 325

    WOW! LOVE the birds and the birdhouses and the ink! OH, and the papers too!! WOW!

  • 326
    Artyjen says:

    What a great line up…….it was worth working through the storm…hope it has passed by now.
    Love that bird house and thanks for the template… for everything else? What’s not to like as they say!!

  • 327
    Banu H says:

    I was thinking anoter bird set, but I see that this is truly beyond the ordinary bird sets. You are soo right, we will defenitly become groupies of Melissa. Loved your projects.

  • 328
    LIZA says:


  • 329
    Lola Goldberg says:

    The new text background and tea-dye duo are fabulous, wonderful, terrific, and any other superlative you might want to add. Yummy to the max. Okay, I’ll try to contain myself. Thank you, as always, for providing such amazing goodies for all of us to enjoy!

  • 330
    Cynthia Thyfault says:

    Oh my gosh…that bird house is adorable!! and so is the card that goes with it! I cant wait to try it myself! Thanks!

  • 331
    Jeni Barbas says:

    Every month I am amazed by the stamp sets and the inspiration! Love the Birdwatching set, but the Text set was such a surprise….it looks so cool!! Can’t wait.

  • 332
    Jill says:

    Another exciting start to the release! I love the bird house, thank you for sharing the template with us. I am looking forward to dreaming up projects for these new sets!

  • 333
    melissa sibert says:

    What cute projects. Totally unique styles. I love all the new things revealed today. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  • 334

    I love text as a background. I just think it adds so much and yet is so subtle. Your birdhouse box is just adorable!

  • 335
    Yvette says:

    That birdhouse is adorable….You truly are the Martha Stewart of Card and Gift making but we wont tell her. Thanks for the chance at this great blog candy and I love the new product….

  • 336
    Sandi Ragusa says:

    I’m so excited about the birds and the background text! You guys are amazing as always. I can’t wait for the release.

  • 337

    OH goodness about your weather! Glad to hear that everyone is safe!!!

  • 338
    Andrea says:

    Can’t wait for the release of the new sets. The previews only heighten the anticipation πŸ™‚

  • 339
    QTPie says:

    Oh my goodness, this set is just toooooo tweet. I can think of endless possibilities with this one. Way to go PTI!

  • 340
    Oralia says:

    The bird house is precious – the siding genius! πŸ™‚ I too luv the background script and the birds are adorable! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  • 341
    Marge says:

    You’ve done it again – I need a stimulus package for my PTI Wish List! Melissa’s bird set & new backgrounds – MUST haves! Really adore your birdhouse and I’m excited to try the tea inks, too! Thanks so much for sharing your peony photos as having left the Midwest many years ago, I miss their magnificent beauty!

  • 342
    Mimi H. says:

    I love that you come up with something new on an old idea. Can’t wait to try the tea dye inks. Also love the new stamp sets too.

  • 343
    Barbara Howell says:

    Your projects are fantastic. I love the bird house, thanks for sharing the template. I think it will be necessary to have the Bird Watching stamp set to go with it though. Your Peonies are gorgeous, that color is gorgeous.

  • 344
    Sharon King says:

    I love the 10th of each month to see what great goodies that PTI has come out with. The tea dye ink is very interesting and will have to put that on my ever growing wish list…now if I only had enough money I wouldn’t have a wish list. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.
    Sharon King

  • 345
    danni says:

    THAT birdhouse, wow! love birds, love text, love it all!

  • 346
    Janice says:

    Wow your Peonies are stunning! I hope the storm wasn’t too hard on them.
    I love all the new stamp sets that are coming out this month. You guys sure do come up with some neat ideas! Thank you for the chance to win some great prizes too!

  • 347

    All of the projects showcase the upcoming releases very well. I love the birdhouse — thank you for the download — and love how you used Background Basics Retro for the roof. The text backgrounds look very intriguing! Can’t wait to see what else is coming. πŸ™‚

  • 348
    Rikka D says:

    The birdhouses are adorable! I am so excited to see the rest of the set….I think I need it!

  • 349
    Terri Bills says:

    Wow Nichole. Your projects today are amazing. I cannot wait to try the bird box. Thank you for sharing the template and for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  • 350
    Rose says:

    Love the tea dye duo… Can’t wait to use it on my tea leaves paper!!!

  • 351
    Lori McAree says:

    So glad you and your family are ok Nichole!! I LOVE all of your projects and excited about the new inks!!
    Thanks so much Nichole!!

  • 352
    Marci says:

    Your creativity continues to amaze me month after month! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us! Such an inspiration!!

  • 353

    Thank you so much for the birdhouse templete. That is a prize all by itself πŸ™‚


  • 354
    cknutti says:

    Beautiful projects and beautiful peonies! I am always amazed at the freshness of your creativity. There is always something new and different, but at the same time, I always ask myself, “why didn’t I think of that?” Thank you for your inspiration, as always, and I hope you are warm and dry!

  • 355
    Erin says:

    Lots of surprises here! Fun!

  • 356
    Sandra B. says:

    Glad you are safe and sound. That birdhouse is too adorable! I’m loving what you’ve shown and can’t wait to see the rest of what you have in store for us this month. The tea dye duo will definitely be a must have for me!

  • 357
    Crisanne Durrant says:

    I was so excited when this post kept going and going! So many new great products! I am already *over the moon* over background basics: text style! And I am so excited about the vintage touch blocks. No more sponging! Horray!

  • 358
    Patti Bishop says:

    Once again – super great projects and I am always amazed! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  • 359
    Margaret Peltier says:

    Wonderful projects as usual – can’t wait to see what is ahead for the week! The inks looks wonderful, waiting patiently to make my purchases on Friday!!!

  • 360
    Kaye says:

    My favorite is the birds covered in glitter card. It is so pretty!

  • 361
    Lorie says:

    The text background looks quite intriguing! And, the new inks would be a great addition to my collection! :o)

  • 362
    Julie Smith says:

    holy WOW!!! I am not usually a bird person but i am in love with this set so far!!
    and i wanna see more of that textile background! wooohooo!

  • 363

    I am so excited about the tea dye inks and the text background set! Your blossoms make me wish I had a garden!

  • 364

    New sets are great…can’t wait!!

  • 365
    Katie D. says:

    I love the bird house! Totally looking forward to getting my hands on this set! Also excited to see another background set, especially one that uses text.

  • 366
    Amy says:

    What a beautiful set! The tea dye colors are lovely.

  • 367
    Sue C says:

    Once again I thought, well this month I won’t order, well quess again. In one preview I am thinking about the “I want it all button”. I love templates and the birdhouse is great. Can’t wait for the other previews.

  • 368
    Jeni Benson says:

    I love the little bird house you made today. Too cute! I can’t wait to make one of these for my Mom’s birthday, she collects birdhouses. I can’t wait to get the tea die ink! These look like they work perfectly. And the stamps sets…oh my poor bank account this month πŸ™‚

  • 369
    Winnie says:

    Wow! Great projects…I LOVE your peony’s! I hope they will inspire a stamp set of their own some day!

  • 370
    Robyn W. says:

    That bird house is amazing – so darling! And the new text set and those birds will be mine – freakin’ love them! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Awesome! I hope that you are safe – will be thinking of you! Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 371
    Nancy says:

    Such wonderful projects!! one can never have too many bird stamps :). I love the template and thanks for offering the tea dye duo at such a value. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the release!

  • 372
    Charmaine says:

    First of all…your peonies are gorgeous. I loved the birdhouse project and can’t wait for that set to be realeased. And the new background text set…I’ve been holding out forever in buying one…now I know why…I get get it from PTI!


  • 373
    Regan says:

    OMG OMG…everything is amazing…I am in total AWE!!

  • 374
    Karen says:

    I anxiously await each month’s release projects and each time I think they’ve really outdone themselves. There’s no end to that. These projects are simply wonderful. I love the bird set. We’ve just gotten involved with tracking the birds at our feeder after attending a bird watching class with friends. I know exactly what my friends will be getting very soon. Thanks, too, for the template. Your generosity is so appreciated.

  • 375
    Jenn B. says:

    This is the most beautiful birdie set that I have seen in a long time! Melissa did a wonderful job designing it. I can’t wait to seeing it in it’s entirity!

  • 376
    Linda says:

    All your projects are so inspirational that you make me want it all. Your sneak peak process really grabs us in with anticipation for all the new products and you never disappoint. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects and ideas. I can’t wait to see the entire sets.

  • 377
    Melissa F. says:

    Your projects are wonderful and I love all the new products you showed. I must say your photos of the poenies are absolutely beautiful. Glad you made it through the storms okay.

  • 378
    Kathy W says:

    Thanks for the birdhouse template! I love your project and card. Very pretty flowers; glad to hear that you are ok with severe weather. Thanks for the chance to win; looking forward to seeing all the stamp sets!

  • 379
    Sherry H says:

    This is my first time on your site and I know I will become a regular. Your projects are adorable and I am planning on making my first purchase this month!

  • 380
    Laura B says:

    Tbe new text background is great!

  • 381
    Victoria Hassink says:

    I love the peonies, they are my favorite, tied with Gerber daisies!
    The bird house is precious and I know my daughter and I will be making some very soon. I amexcited to see the background basics Text, it sounds very versitile…that is the beauty of PTI designs, there are so many options in every set!
    Happy Mother’s Day.

  • 382
    Shelly says:

    In surfiing SCS I noticed that all of the PTI entries are so clean and elegant. You guys really have made a name for yourselves – and it is reflected in the thought and design in your stamp sets and your adoring audience. Keep up the great work!

  • 383
    erika hyde says:

    I love love LOVE the birdhouse. So adorable. I will definitely be re-creating that!!
    P.S. Your peonies are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • 384
    Sara Spencer says:

    This looks like an amazing set! I can’t wait to see the whole thing. And the birdhouse…how do you come up with ideas like that? So cute and fun! =)

  • 385
    Danielle G. says:

    Wow! I love all of this! Can’t wait to see more as the week goes on.

  • 386
    Janet B says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win—this set is wonderful…I love the bird house template.

  • 387
    Lisa says:

    OMG…that birdhouse is adorable! Thanks as always for sharing. I’m jealous my peonies are still not ready…I too wait for them EVERY year.

  • 388
    Karen says:

    I absolutely love this time of the month. You always come up with something new that I must have.

  • 389
    Lennie says:

    Love the templete, thank you for sharing it with us! The stamps are awesome, but I must admit that the pictures of your peonies are beautiful and my favorite!!!

  • 390
    elana k says:

    I love what I see of these birds and even more excited about the other releases you announced: the antiquing ink and the background text stamps! Love to add both of these looks to my projects and you have made it easy. As usual, I can’t wait to see what else you all have in store for us!

  • 391
    Suzanne W. Skeels says:

    Hello Nichole,
    Think I like your tea dye idea. Giving Tim Holtz and Ranger a little competition- good.
    Lovin’ your product lines more and more. And your choice of colors is spot on for my tastes. Thank you. Lov, Suz

  • 392
    Josiane says:

    Great projects as usual! The Vintage Duo sounds intriguing. But I can’t wait to see more of the text backgrounds in action. I love using the ones I already own, and I am so glad that you are branching in that direction.


  • 393
    moodyblue says:

    I am blown away by the projects you created! So very cool. I can’t wait to see what else has been done with these stamps and products.

  • 394
    Hope Jones says:

    Glad to hear all is safe! I love all of today’s projects! I love the 10th of each month to see all the sneak peaks-thanks for sharing all your amazing talent with us!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • 395
    Carol R says:

    What a wonderful stamp set. I love birds and have a yard-full of feeders and homes for them. AS I type this a Bullock’s Oriole is feeding from one of the hummingbird feeders. This set will be a must to add to my growing collection of PTI stamp sets.

  • 396
    Christyn says:

    You peonies are gorg! I have a special place in my heart for them too. Very excited for the new release.

  • 397
    Taheerah says:

    Thanks Nichole for bringing us yet more amazing treats! This is my first experience of a countdown and I literally cannot wait, I am so excited!!! I love the look of the Tea Dye Duo as I love to distress things! Keep up the fantastic work, you are such an inspiration!

  • 398
    Marilyn says:

    Wow, Nicole, I love each and every one of the projects that you made. I have long been a fan of script background stamps, and am so glad to see a Papertrey one! The tea dye ink pads look very interesting, too – right up my alley. You always seem to be a step ahead with your innovations, and we are so blessed to be the receipients of your inventiveness. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  • 399
    Kelly Davidson says:

    Love, love, love it all! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • 400
    Dawn says:

    Looks like another FABULOUS release is coming! Sheesh, how do you guys keep doing it?

    The birds are fabulous and that text backround is *amazing*. Can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • 401
    Kelly says:

    The birdhouse is adorable. My mother-in-laws birthday is in July and she loves to feed the birds and watch them. This will be the perfect addition to the birdfeeder that we always get her! Cute and simple. I also have a love for birds, so this months release is calling my name!! Thanks for all you offer us!

  • 402
    sharon says:

    I love the birdhouse it is way too cute.the Vintage duo sounds great, I can’t wait to play with them

  • 403
    Kathryn says:

    Wow! I can’t believe how every month Papertrey just wows me! There is always something new and fresh! Which in turn means I must have it all!!

  • 404
    Clara says:

    I am loving these designs! I’m way excited about the birdhouse template! What a perfect housewarming gift! I am also excited about the tea dye duo. It will be great to cut out the extra step of the sponges!

  • 405
    TracyTracy says:

    I love this new set. However, I am sure many of us agree that the next time there is a big storm headed your way, the last thing you need to worry about is your post- take cover and do two the next day!! thanks

  • 406
    Kelly B says:

    ohhhhh … i love it all! My husband used to say i spent more time & effort feeding the birds than feeding him (not true! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 407

    Oh my goodness…you have blown me away this morning! The birdhouse is adorable…Thank you for sharing the template! The sneak peeks into the new stamps sets look amazing and I am excited to see the whole sets.

  • 408
    Barb S says:

    Beautiful peonies! I love type/font stamps so this set will surely be on my wish list for this month. Great work!

  • 409
    Katie L. says:

    I love that background text stamp, not to mention the birds. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 410
    Amy says:

    Sorry to hear about all the bad weather woes. You sure wouldn’t know it from this post — the samples just exude spring serenity! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the release has in store for us!!!

  • 411
    karen q says:

    I love the birdhouse you made and I adore the birdhouse stamp. I think birds are so popular now because they can be used for any season. I love Melissa’s sets and am excited to get the new ones. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the designers.

  • 412

    these are all so beautiful!! I cant wait to get a hold of some~

  • 413
    Gina S says:

    I have a need for the antique-ing ink!!! Yeah Papertrey.

  • 414

    As always, I love everything!! Can’t wait for this release! πŸ™‚

  • 415
    Nancy L. says:

    Nichole, you are just amazing!! Your project today are just beautiful and creative! I love them all!
    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • 416
    Maile says:

    Your projects are always amazing. I can’t wait to try these new stamps out.

  • 417
    Teresa says:

    Oh my, the birds are fabulous and I am lovin’ the Text Style backgrounds!!! Adorable bird house template too, Nichole!

  • 418
    Kathie in Vegas says:

    The peonies are just beautiful! They remind me of my late grandmother who lived in Conneticut and grew some beauties. I am already loving the sneak peak sets. I think this bird set is going to be a must have. I can’t wait to see the rest of the new background set! πŸ™‚

  • 419
    Tamara says:

    These are all gorgeous projects. I love the little birdhouse you created, and I really appreciate that you shared the template with us. I love the bright colours of the last card, but I would be so scared that the glitter would come off. Is xyron sticky enough to keep it on? I have never used xyron.

  • 420
    Steph W. says:

    I’m not a bird person but how can you not love this? PTI sets have a way making me have to have something I wouldn’t have looked twice at in a stamp catalog or a craft store.

    I’m way excited about the text backgrounds and the distressing inks. Looks like it will be another wonderful release as always!

    Your flowers are beautiful and glad to hear that everyone has made it through the rough weather. Thanks for sharing everything with us.

  • 421
    JenMarie says:

    Oh, how sweet…..wonderful creations!!!

  • 422
    Veronica says:

    ADORABLE describes everything on your post today! I love anything birdies, and your birdhouse with the bird seed for a housewarming gift is a great idea! I especially love the glittered birdies. Your peonies are beautiful too!

  • 423
    carol fun says:

    The little birdhouse just makes my heart sing! I have been anxiously awaiting the PTI spin on birds and I love what I’m seeing. Every month I tell myself I’m going to be good and then you go and bring out the most marvelous stuff –I can’t help myself. The new “text” style and the tea dye product will also be on my must have list!!

  • 424
    Barb B. says:

    Love the ink cubes. The bird set looks like a lot of fun also. You keep coming up with great ideas!

  • 425
    Ally V. says:

    Wow! I love today’s projects! That new home gift set it so amazingly adorable!! Thanks so much for the download as well. The tea stain inks sound fabulous and I can’t wait to try them out. As usual, you’re the boss at whetting our appetite, lol!

  • 426
    Shelby says:

    Wow, this looks like such an exciting release already! I *love* the birds, and that birdhouse is SO CUTE!

  • 427
    Vanessa Cadman says:

    Wow Nichole, Papertrey just seems to get better and better!! I love following your blog and just being inspired by your work. Thanks so much for always being so generous about sharing! I love background text stamps and to have one in clear acrylic will be amazing!!

  • 428
    Jennifer G. says:

    I love the birds – I don’t have any stamps like this yet.

  • 429
    Lori says:

    Oh my! This is going to be an expensive PTI month for me! It’s only the first day of projects, and I am already sold on the two new bird sets, the background stamp, the distressing ink, some Copic markers, etc. It would save me a lot of money if you weren’t so creative Nichole! All your projects are fantastic! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!

  • 430
    LyndaC says:

    Your projects and new stamp releases never fail to disappoint, Nichole. But honestly, it’s such more more important that you and yours are safe. Weather can be a very scary thing! I absolutely love the birds and can’t wait to try them out myself. I dipped my big toe in the PTI water last month with a couple of templates, and this month I’m going to get some stamps, ink and paper. Can’t wait to play along at the release party. Thanks for keeping us inspired! Oh, and H.M.D.

  • 431
    Andrea says:

    Thanks for sharing that birdhouse template with us!! It’s so cool!! I also love your sparkly bird birthday card!! It’s so sweet!! I just LOVE your products . . .they are so awesome!!

  • 432
    Katie says:

    First, Happy Mother’s Day and Second, all the projects are awesome! Birds are such the rage and that little house is delightful. The antiquing inks look very, very interesting.

  • 433
    Amber E says:

    Everything is very cute. I love the template.

  • 434
    Juanita says:

    What a great stamp set! I am dreaming up all manner of fabulous projects with this.

  • 435
    Kris says:

    I was trying to decide which card/project I liked best but I truly loved all of them! The bird house is so cute with the added details and the tag. I love the color choice as well. The new inks have me intrigued. I can’t wait to see more about them!!

  • 436
    chris says:

    these are all fabulous!! i will be definitely buying all of these!! love the birds and the text backgrounds!! >”<

  • 437
    Paula says:

    Looks like another great set. I love your sparkly bird card. Love your style!

  • 438
    k prakken says:

    I love how the birds have a pattern. It makes them very unique. I am looking forward to seeing the whole set.

  • 439
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Ohm’gosh, you are so clever with all your projects that you keep presenting to us! LOVE the birdhouse, and the adorable little birdies from Birdwatching set. Another “must have” from PTI!

  • 440
    Linda w says:

    What beautiful projects Nichole. You know I might just have to give up my stamping only on cards and try some of these projects. I can’t wait for the party on Thursday evening which happens to be my birthday also.

    thanks much

  • 441
    Sammie says:

    These are adorable projects, I especially love the bird house box.

  • 442
    Melisa Hunter says:

    I love all the sets! What creative projects you have made!!

  • 443
    Lori says:

    OMG!!!! I love this little birdhouse. It is a must have those stamps, inks, everything!!!!
    Can’t wait.

  • 444

    I love the birdhouse! thanx for the free template! I’m very exited about all the new sets!

  • 445
    Santina Turturro says:

    That birdhouse is so cute! Thank youfor sharing the template. I am so excited about this set.

  • 446
    Janie C says:

    I am so excited about the May releases! This first set looks adorable. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • 447
    Kathy V. says:

    The text backgrounder is wonderful, and the birds are adorable, but I’m really excited about the tea dye inks. I have always been frustrated trying to get my edges antiqued “just right”. Sounds like you may have solved the problem. Can’t wait to try it!

  • 448
    Ketha says:

    Birds… I love sitting in the evening watching the birds “flutter” around. This set will add to my nature collection… and the new ink colors…YAHOO… Nicole, you never cease to amaze me with your color choices and the designers stamp sets. I’m so glad I found PTI

  • 449
    Donna Garvin says:

    The birdhouse is awesome. I love it. Can’t wait to see the entire bird stamp set.
    I got a gift certificate from Papertrey from my Daughter today for Mothers Day and will be saving it for the big release. Can’t WAIT!!!!!

  • 450
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    Gorgeous, once again Nicole! I love all your creations, I can’t wait to see what’s next. You continue to inspire!

  • 451
    Jodi Herchold says:

    I love the birds and this time of month. I am excited to also try out the new ink-just what we have needed!

  • 452
    Peggy Sue says:

    That bird house is adorable. You never fail to amaze me. You are blessed with a great talent.

  • 453
    Lisa*A. says:

    Oh my goodness… the birdhouse template is so sweet and the cards are gorgeous. I love birds and the Bird Watching set is right up my alley!!! I could see using it for so many things.

  • 454
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    Oh, I can’t wait to try the bird house. But, not until I can get my hands on those cute little birds. They are great. I also love how you glittered them and made them extra cute.

  • 455
    Anna Wasierski says:

    So excited to see the whole set! Birdhouses are a perfect summer treat! Also love the new paper- a great way to add the look I like to use for my cards.

  • 456
    Beth Silaika says:

    these projects are FANTASTIC!!!

  • 457

    this is absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait for this set to release! I just recently moved and have really been enjoying all the new birds i have seen this spring. Plus I love Melissa’s Style!)

    I also really love the first glimpses of the text set. I have been debating a lot about getting some text background stamps and only have so much money to go around. this way I can get a few different styles all in one set! Thank you for the wonderful bird house pdf. my friends think I am SO creative when I present them with your gifts that you so generously provide here. you make me look like a rock star!! (THANK YOU!) I hope all is well in your area and you, your family and friends are kept safe. praying for you!

  • 458
    Michelle says:

    I’m amazed at the new products you continually show us! The creativity is overwhelming What an awesome company and design team you have. Thanks!

  • 459
    Kim L says:

    I love your ideas. What a treat it would be to have this set. Can’t wait to see both birds and text background in their complete sets.

  • 460
    Joanne says:

    I love everything to do with birds and birdhouses. The template is wonderful and I am so excited to purchase this set.

  • 461
    Cara says:

    I love sets with birds! I can’t wait to see what else is included in this set.

  • 462

    OH MY!! Nichole….I am IN LOVE with Melissa’s set. I am such a bird girl and this is just a must have. I am super excited about it. And of course the Text background stamp…..brilliant! Your projects are wicked!

  • 463
    Jennifer M. says:

    Another round of awesome projects! I love the versatility and can’t wait to make a bird, wait I mean gingerbread house for my mother (she loves all things gingerbread) it will of course, wait to be given until the appropriate time (is halloween too early?)
    I’m glad to hear you are all safe -Spring time storms can be very intense.

  • 464

    First, that ink duo is genius! And I am really excited to see the text background set. I love making my own backgrounds. Once again, you have us anticipating this month’s release like children at Christmas.

  • 465

    These projects are all adorable! The birdhouse home warming gift is a great idea – unique and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing the template and your endless creativity!

  • 466
    Theresa Grdina says:

    Let me start by saying the bird set(s) look fabulous! With the tiny sneak peek we have had, it appears that there will be something for everyone. Now, the templates….I LOVE THEM BOTH!!! The bird house is too cute! That would make such a wonderful center piece, wouldn’t it? And as for Lauren’s suitcase! WOW! I love it too!!! Finally, your tea dye colors…man oh man…where do you think of this stuff. I really like this month’s releases so far!

  • 467
    Laraine R says:

    Love it all!! Great samples!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  • 468
    Beth C. says:

    Everything looks great. But I’m most excited about the tea dye duo and text background stamps. I can’t wait to see more with those. And thanks for sharing the peonies. In Atlantic Canada it will be a little while before those pop out.

  • 469
    Christy says:

    Your flowers are beautiful and these projects are just adorable! I love the little bird house! Im also very excited about the tea dye duo! Cant wait to get my hands on those!

    Thanks soo much for the chance to win!

  • 470
    karen L. says:

    I love the bird projects…we have our first bluebird couple nesting in our houe this year. We are anxiously awaiting the hatch of 5 little blue eggs. Anyway, love the tea stain ink set and text backgrounds too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 471
    Tricia Dee says:

    What a great new set from Melissa! I love the birdhouse box. We study birds in my First and Second Grade class and I’m thinking this box might be a cute way to package the end of the year gift for each child! Thanks for all you do, Nichole – your peonies are gorgeous!

  • 472
    Elizabeth B. says:

    Holy cow!!!!! LOVE the birdhouses & I can’t wait to try the tea dye duo!!! You never cease to amaze me!!!! Off to another great start!!!! Sorry to hear about the bad weather, and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!

  • 473
    Angela H. says:

    I love every one of these projects — and the new stuff used to make them, of course! I birds — watching the real ones and stamping the cute ones!

  • 474
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Nichole, your projects are amazing! I love every one of them. The birdhouse trio stamp was what put me over the top in knowing that I NEED this set. Great job!

  • 475
    Dizzy Broad says:

    Must have all these!! I have loved all the sets that come out every month. So much so sometimes that I dip a little in our food budget to purchase these beautiful sets :-)!

  • 476
    Angie Tieman says:

    What beautiful cards and projects! I can’t wait to see more of that bird set when it’s available…it is looking super cute!!

  • 477
    Jacque says:

    Wow! There is so much to love about this release…Birdwatching, test background, the tea due…the list goes on an on. Thank you for all you do!

  • 478

    Love, love, love the darling birdhouse project, and am infatuated with bird images so that set will definitely be making its way to my house at some point. I’m totally intrigued by the antiquing ink set – what an interesting concept. Your projects always blow me away. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!

  • 479
    Melissa says:

    Love it all! The text backgrounds are fabulous as are all the birds and birdhouses! I really enjoyed making your little birdhouse Xmas tree ornament, and this birdhouse looks fun too! The tea dye set is very intriguing as I love to sponge the edges of everything! So excited!

  • 480
    SSR says:

    I love the birdhouse!! We are having a very wet Mother’s day. It started raining yesterday morning and hasn’t stopped yet. The birdhouse is just the perfect pick me up project for today! I can’t wait to get started. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  • 481
    Angela says:

    Love the new backgrounds.

  • 482
    liz says:

    I love the tea dye! I love antiquing my cards and love that PTI will be offering a product that does it easily. The background basics text seems really cool…can’t wait to see what else is with it!

  • 483
    Shiloh says:

    I just love the birdhouse examples in this set. They are so cute. Thanks for the great examples! I love release week… so many great ideas every month!

  • 484
    Merry Sixt says:

    Wow! That birdhouse is so sweet. Thank you so much for the free template. I have been waiting for the perfect stamp set with birds, and I have finally found it!

  • 485
    Paulina says:

    Those birds are just too cute for words! I love how they have patterns- so unique!

  • 486
    Jackie W. says:

    Just adorable! I can hardly wait to see the rest of her sets – I just love birds!!! Fantastic projects!

  • 487
    Dotty says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so excited for the background basics text style and the tea dye duo!! Love the birdhouse set and the sparkly birds as well, very nicely done!

  • 488
    Jen D says:

    I just love that birdhouse, and am so excited you shared the template.
    I love peonies too – I have all colors of pink in my garden and have been waiting for them to bloom!
    Happy mother’s day!

  • 489

    Wow! The birdhouse is just Mmmmmaazing! Love that and who can’t resist those glittery birds and the striking patterns on them. I’m sooo excited for this release!

  • 490
    Chandra Hough says:

    Nicole: What a lovely housewarming gift you made! It’s precious! And I can’t wait to get the Background Basics: Text Style! Woohoo!

  • 491
    Colleen says:

    It looks like Melissa has hit another home run with her Bird Watching sets! I can’t wait to see the entire offering.

    Nichole, so glad the storms didn’t do more damage. They can be very scary.


  • 492

    I adore both of these sets your showing—as always I will buy them all, LOL! Will have to make one of these adorable birdhouses, so cute & you make the most fabulous projects!


  • 493
    BarbaraB says:

    The birdhouse set is so adorable. The siding technique is such a neat idea. Way to go Nichole.

  • 494 says:

    I’m already in love with this set! The bird house is just beautiful! I hope to get the chance to win!
    Sandy C

  • 495
    Avril Tanner says:

    I can not believe how cute that birdhouse is… and again… The stamp sets are beautiful… Just another set I can not wait to get my hands on!!

  • 496
    Anne-Marie says:

    What a wonderful project shared today … again! I wish I was able to save more money every month (and not spend it all in the scrapstores!!!) so I can afford to order a huge order and the shippingcosts to the Netherlands!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 497
    Heather Curoe says:

    I am thrilled about the tea dying duo and I love the red bird house card. The projects ate so well done! Thank you for the time and energy to show us how to do it too! Way to go and thank you for the give away!

  • 498
    Jodi says:

    Fabulous! I’m so excited about the text bankground stamp. Can’t wait to see what is in store tomorrow.

  • 499
    Terri Moore says:

    The birdhouse is super cute. From what I have seen of this set so far it will most likely be going in my cart Thursday night along with the text stamps. By the way your flowers and the photos you took of them are beautiful. I am glad the weather did not do any damage either.

  • 500
    Michele Swanberg says:

    Wow! I love everything! That birdhouse is so cute and your cards are beautiful as always. I can’t wait to try out those new inks. I also love the background stamp – the script is so delicate and subtle. I am really jealous that your peonies have already bloomed. I am still waiting for mine to grace me with their beauty. My grandma had the most beautiful peonies in her flower garden when I was growing up. They are one of my favorite flowers because they remind me of her.

  • 501
    Melissa McF says:

    I can’t afford everything that’s in my cart right now… and obviously I’ll be adding a whole lot more! I want it all. Love, love, love Birdwatching and the additions. I’m a nut for backgrounds so the Text Style will be a must have. I’ve nearly ruined cards trying to get a subtle distress edge – can’t wait to try the Tea Dye Duo. And this is only the beginning for the month! I’m really in trouble now…

  • 502
    Ying Ho says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! Beautiful birdhouse. Love the tea dye duo and the text stamps.

  • 503
    Alice Roushia says:

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! I just love Bird Sets, and these are going to be fun~~fun~~fun. You’re flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. Alice R.

  • 504
    Barbara says:

    I love what I have seen of this set! Get wait to own it! I enjoy feeding birds all year long. (my daughter in law got me into bird feeding and watching) I can’t wait to make her your beautiful bird house for her birthday with this wonderful set.
    I am also a huge fan of peonies. We have a beautiful Peony Tree that is over 40 years old and still blooms!

  • 505
    stampngokaren says:

    I love the bird images too!! I am so glad there are birdhouses to color as well!! Looks like another nice line up up stamps this month.

  • 506
    Wendy Beck says:

    I love the bird house project. It is so cute! I can’t wait to make one myself.

  • 507
    Mary Cook says:

    I don’t know how you do it each month. You rock Nichole! So imaginative and love the birds! Glad everyone is safe and take care!

    Mary C

  • 508
    MakiJ says:

    All of the projects are so wonderful! My wish list is going to be longer again, LOL!

  • 509
    Michelle Martin says:

    I just love the birdhouse! And the bird stamps are the cutest. I can’t wait to see the full set!

  • 510
    Gail Barbosa says:

    Don’t know which was more impressive – the clapboard technique or the beautiful photos of the peonies. Your talents are many!

  • 511
    Eileen M says:

    This looks like one of the cutest bird sets ever! As always you have awed me with your creativity and talent! Look forward to seeing more of the text background, and the Vintage touch duo looks like it would make antiquing a snap. Can’t wait to see more!

  • 512
    Charlee Gunderson says:

    I love the birds, they are so trendy now. And the birdhouse is adorable. But I was delighted about the tea dye duo. That’s already on my wish list.

  • 513
    ChrisTea says:

    Nichole, thank you so much for everything you do. I’m new to this crafty community, but I’ve gone head first down the rabbit hole πŸ™‚ 100% of the credit for my re-discovery of creativity goes to you and Papertrey.

    I’m also a mom, and hubby just told me to spend the rest of the afternoon ‘doing my crafting’. Woo hoo!!

  • 514
    Wanda says:

    Great projects. I love your clean design lines. The birdhouse is adorable. Great idea for us bird lovers. I am excited to see the text backgrounds.

  • 515
    Kerry Messer says:

    Love the set and the colors!!! Feels so springy. I always know spring is on it’s way when I hear the birds chirping bright and early in the morning.

  • 516
    Deborah Samuelson says:

    The collective creative talent at Papertrey never ceases to leave me with my jaw hitting the keyboard at this time of the month. Superb!

  • 517

    Wow! I am not even sure what to comment on first!! The birdhouse template is awesome! The new bird set and text backgroud set is unbelievable!! Not to mention your gorgeous flowers! Wow!
    Can’t wait to see the other new sets πŸ™‚

  • 518
    Marty says:

    LOVE the text backgrounds- so versatile and timely for today. I am intrigued by the tea dye trio, also- sounds like a time saver-I’m all for that!!

  • 519
    Mandy from Canada says:

    So beautiful, but that is no surprise. Your stamps and designs are so elegant it always puts me in the mood to stamp!

  • 520
    Tracy E says:

    BIRDS!!! I love birds. Last year I just started watching the birds and feeding them and so enjoy watching them, just as I will enjoy this awesome package! You are truely a talented gal!! I have to “try” to make that adorable little birdhouse.. beautiful job! Fabulous!

  • 521

    Oh my GOSH! This birdhouse is adorable! I love the peeks of the new bird set too. I’d love to see more info about the ‘antiquing’ inkpads!

  • 522
    Jean in NH says:

    Thank you SO much for the download of the birdhouse box!! It’s irresistable and I am planning to use it for teachers gifts at the end of what has been a very LONG school year!

    It is very scary to lose power – ours was out for over a week in December and I felt like one of the walking wounded by the end of it all. Stay safe!

  • 523
    Chris says:

    What fabulous birds! I have pet parakeets, plus a yard full of outdoor birds that I feed. These stamps are definitely on my “must buy” list!

  • 524
    JoAnna says:

    These are wonderful new sets!!!! I must have them πŸ™‚ I know some of my friends, love birds and this is gonna be perfect for some gifts for the end of the year!!

  • 525
    Shannon T says:

    The bird house is adorable. Looks like a great release.

  • 526
    Becs says:

    So much fun new stuff! Love the beautiful Aqua Mist bird house and card combo. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 527
    Tamara W says:

    I don’t know how you guys out-do yourselves each month! The tea-dye duo is totally awesome, can’t wait to see more about that. The bird houses are a MUST for me – my house is decorated in birdhouses, nests and other garden goodies. Come on 15th! Thanks, Tamara

  • 528
    Patty J says:

    I wasn’t sure I would need a bird set until I saw your post – now it seems so versatile and necessary addition! Beautiful projects!

  • 529
    BethieJ says:

    OHHH How fun! LOVE the goodies you shared Nicole.. the ink looks FABULOUS!!
    So looking forward to a fun week!!!
    Happy Mothers Day!!

  • 530
    Lisa G. says:

    Love that birdhouse, thanks Nichole for creating a download for us for FREE! All you projects today are adorable. I am glad to hear that you and your family are OK after the storms.

  • 531
    Elaine says:

    Love the projects. Especially the birdhouse – our family has so many birding fanatics and the packaging is so fun for a l’il something!
    AND I’m totally excited about the new concept in your tea dye sponge inks… can’t wait to see them in my house! lol
    Very nice card with sparkly birds too…it’s all so professionally done!

  • 532
    marycstamps says:

    I’m loving the Background Basics: Text Style. I’m also excited about the tea dye duo. You girls just keep coming up with the best stuff. Glad to here the severe weather passed and you are all okay.

  • 533
    shanshan says:

    the bird house template is great and adorable! I am gonna off to play with that!!! love it love it

  • 534
    Pam says:

    Love the birdhouse you made with the new stamps. The stamps are great. Can’t wait till the 15th!!


  • 535
    melissa says:

    All so cute must haves.

  • 536
    Mary Wilson says:

    I absolutely love the designs and projects. Your inspiration never ceases to amaze me. Great job.

  • 537
    daizelsgrandma says:

    I love the birds and birdhouses! What fun it would be to win this package πŸ˜‰

  • 538
    Peg says:

    Wow! Another triple whammy! I have been way into the sentiment backgrounds and this looks just like what I was looking for. I can’t wait to get the tea dye and try it out. Love the birds, too!

  • 539
    Amy P. says:

    Another wonderfully versatile set! The bird houses are too cute. I just love the use of the retro background for roof tiles!! Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  • 540
    Katie M says:

    Cute projects! I really love the text background especially. And the idea of the dual color antiquing set is wonderful! I can’t wait to get my hands on that!

  • 541
    saral says:

    I love the birdhouse. What a great thing to give to a new neighbor. I also am really excited about the tea dye duo and the text backgrounds. Looks like it is going to be another exciting release.

  • 542
    Efrat K says:

    How many wonderful things in one post! The cards and the bird box are so *lovely*! I am sure these sets are going to be really really great and the ‘vintage touch’ is brilliant! Oh, and the photos of the flowers are so adorable!
    Thank you for sharing all these beautiful things with us! πŸ™‚

  • 543
    Kris says:

    Nichole…you always come through just when needed! The birdhouse is the PERFECT idea for the table favors at a bridal shower I’m having for my neighbor this weekend. The tags will say “Katie & Jon, The Perfect Mix”. Filled with birdseed, they’ll be environmentally oriented and locally sustainable. I can’t wait to get started on this project and get the tables set!

  • 544
    Jennie C says:

    I really like the versatility of the tea dye duo and the background text set. I never seem to have any inspiration for this look, but I love it. I’m glad that you are making it easier for me. Your weather reminds me that sometimes the little joys we experience, like flowers blooming, sometimes become more significant when other things in life become difficult. Your pretty cards are always a bit of joy in my life that I can come back to and enjoy all over again.

  • 545
    Tara says:

    Thanks for the birdhouse template. I am anxiously awaiting the 15th to see this entire set. I have been intrigued since the sneak peek.

  • 546
    Shay says:

    Gorgeous prjects and flowers! All of the new products and stamp sets sound amazing which is what I have come to expect from Papertrey Ink. I am glad the power came back on and you are safe! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 547
    Mary K says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the bird set from Melissa. Looks like a lot of possibilities. Thanks Nichole!

  • 548
    Martha says:

    I love the thank you card. It is so clean and simple, but beautiful. Love the birdhouses. The text background sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to see what else you have for us. Oh, and the peonies are stunning!

  • 549

    Cute, cute, cute. I’m excited for this adorable bird set. Thanks for sharing the template, too. Looking forward to the wonderful releases this month.

  • 550
    Peggy Taylor says:

    Love the birdhouses! Looking forward to seeing the whole set!

  • 551
    Andee says:

    Oh, I love birds, and this set will be so versatile. Definitely have to add this to my shopping cart on Friday, along with the font background (unless I win it, of course :o) You know, I’m never going to catch up with all the PTI sets if you keep releasing new things to buy!

  • 552
    Linda M. says:

    Oh the tea dye duo looks fantabulous~~can’t wait!

  • 553
    Debbie Fisher says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this template with us. What a fun project!

    I love the tea stain ink pad idea. Very clever!

    I also love the pictures of your flowers and your glittery cards.

  • 554
    Kelly Braund says:

    Wow, those flowers are gorgeous! My husband & kids are digging a garden for me for Mother’s Day right now! πŸ™‚
    LOVE the birds – looks like a super cute, fun, gotta have set!

  • 555
    Daniela says:

    I love birds and that little house is adorable. The background stamp, I love, can’t wait to see more.

  • 556
    Stephanie Higgins says:

    Just love the birdhouse template. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • 557
    Angela says:

    Thank you for sharing so many clever ideas, especially in light of horrible weather that was all around you. It was a nice reminder that all of your hard work and effort is in addition to your everyday responsibilities, too.
    I can’t decide if I’m more excited about the Text Backgrounds or the ink duo or the photographs. The flowers are stunning, and I would love to know about your camera and settings should you ever have a minute to share that information. Also, I’m wondering about the glitter on the birds – does it flake off after it’s applied. I’m afraid to try this technique for fear of getting glitter everywhere.
    Thanks again for your endless inspiration!

  • 558
    Kelly S says:

    Wow, I absolutely love this project!! My sister just(last week) moved into her very own condo. She is only 22 and got financing and everything all by herself, my parents didn’t have to co-sign or anything. I am so proud of her and this set would be perfect to make her a card and I was thinking a frame of some sort too. I love teh tea dye duo. I ahven’t bought much from PTI before becasue I find the shipping to Canada to be very expensive, but I just may have to forget about that for this relase casue it looks awesome so far!!

  • 559
    ElizabethG says:

    ohhhh…. I love the birdhouse with seeds – what an fun gift to receive!! Also those text background set looks amazing!! I can’t wait to see what is ahead the next couple days!

  • 560
    Michelle says:

    Every month, I see your awesome projects and I am inspired to create.
    Thanks so much!

  • 561
    Heather P. says:

    Wow! Love what you created with Melissa’s new set… And the birdhouse is fabulous!

  • 562
    Becky C says:

    I squealed when I saw the peaks for these sets, they look wonderful!

  • 563
    Wendy says:

    As usual, you’ve inspired me to go do some stamping! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store this month. Hope you are enjoying Mother’s Day!!

  • 564
    Angie Hamill says:

    Love the Background Set. And the Duo Ink is so cool. =O) Can’t Wait

  • 565
    Helen F. says:

    Ohhhh Nicole, your bird house and cards made with Melissa’s set are just amazing! I love these birds ~ they are truly one of God’s most beautiful creations (next to your peonies, that is :)! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspirational projects!

  • 566
    Jess says:

    Yay! My favorite time of the month! Gorgeous projects today as always!

  • 567
    Susie Moore says:

    That birdhouse is so super cute. And the colors are wonderful.

    As always, your work amazes me.

  • 568
    Karen RI says:

    Amazing projects, as usual! I especially love the birdhouse! The new text backgrounds look very interesting as well!

    Karen RI

  • 569
    Jennifer Rhome says:

    I have always loved birdhouses. The birds are just Fab.

  • 570
    Debbie says:

    I loved the bird house – can’t wait to try it out. Also can’t wait to see what other new things are in store for us!!!

  • 571
    peggysue says:

    I really like the peony inspired card, I bet the strong winds you had blew away some of the pretty petals! Glad you’re all safe though. The tea dye sounds super neat, looking forward to trying it out.

  • 572
    Jody says:

    As always your projects are beautiful. I love the card with the bird houses. So simple but effective.

  • 573
    Cass says:

    Love the two birds on the card! So soft and pretty.

  • 574
    Nicki says:

    I love all these projects! They are so cute and it’s so fun to have such a versatile bird set! The tea dye set is awesome too~ I’ve always wanted to do that!

  • 575
    LeAnne says:

    Absolutely sweet projects! I cannot wait to see these new sets….just wonderful ideas!

  • 576
    Darla says:

    Love the adorable bird box and card set! The colors are so soft and pretty too!

  • 577
    Kellie Montgomery says:

    Loving your countdown once again! I don’t know how you keep topping yourselves month after month!

    Just love the adorable birdhouse template! So adorable!

  • 578
    Corrina Holloway says:

    this set is just beautiful, when i first saw the peek i was a little unsure but now – wow!

  • 579
    Tami McBeain says:

    I totally love birds of any kind, so this set will be perfect for me! I love your projects and can’t wait to get my hands on the new distressing ink you’ve developed, it sounds great! Your peonies are beautiful, here in MN I have a while before mine bloom.

  • 580
    annheidel says:

    How super adorable!! Thanks for sharing the birdhouse template. This looks like a cute set, and I can’t wait to see more of the text backgrounds. I am very intrigued by the tea dye duo. Can’t wait to try it!

  • 581
    Jen A says:

    Fabulous! I love that background basics text style! Awesome!

  • 582
    Judi Merryman says:

    I am so totally astounded with what you’ve come up with for this countdown, Nichole! And the birdhouse template is so cute! The idea of the tea dye due ink cubes is intriguing – and yea! a backgrounder font/text stamp! I am in heaven! Thank you for the opportunity to win these goodies, but most of all, so glad you survivied the storm! (And your peony’s are sooooo lovely!) Blessings to you!

  • 583
    Theresa says:

    I love today’s projects! The birdhouse looks like so much fun to make! Can’t wait to see more projects tomorrow πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win such great sets!

  • 584
    Marla says:

    Nicole I love the little bird house template. What a cute idea for a bridal shower. The tea stain duo if a fabulous idea.

  • 585
    Shelly Kettell says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    The project is amazing. I love watching all the new goodies come to life! LOVE the text backgrounds!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 586
    Mendi M says:

    I love your birdhouse! And I also love the fact that you are always so willing to share templates with us!!

  • 587
    NavyWyf says:

    I love the projects, but I can’t hardly WAIT to order the Tea Dye Duo!! The birdhouse is so clever – and I’m already loving the Text stamps. I look forward to this month’s release!

  • 588
    Melissa C says:

    Glad you all are safe!! Thank you for sharing your birdhouse template and the idea of the slated sides is awesome! I love the text background and can’t wait to see more. The antique ink technique looks like a most have too!!

  • 589
    Kerry says:

    Your designs are amazing! I’m a new Papertrey Ink fan, but I have quickly fallen in love with your wonderful products. I really appreciate all the information and projects you share on this blog. Thank you!

  • 590
    krista says:

    I would love to make my sister-in-law a set of cards using the new bird house and bird set. Adorable!

  • 591
    Lesa says:

    When I first saw the sneak peaks for this month I thought I was going to be able to get buy with buying just a little this month. But with this first day of the full sneak peak I am already in trouble.The bird house set and the text background sets are going to be great.

  • 592
    Kat says:

    It sure is the most wonderful time of the month. I always look forward to the PTI sneek peaks. And I absolutly just love the bird house you made, thank you for being so kind to offer the template for free. I know I will put it to good use!!

  • 593
    Betty says:

    GASP!!!!! SQUEALING!!!! GASP!!!!

    First, I must addresse the beautiful card and birdhouse project!!! FABulous!!! Love the script, vintage edging, and birdies!!!! Which leads me to my next comment. I am absolutely thrilled about the text background and the antique/vintage ink pads. All you have to do is check out my blog banner and know that that LOOK is my absolute favorite!!!! The cute birdies and addition sets are just iciing on the cake!!!! Wondeful!!!!!

    Thank you so much for an opportunity to win these fabulous items.

  • 594
    Karen says:

    Wow! I love all the projects as I always do. Can’t wait to see all the new releases. Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration. Also thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful package.

  • 595
    Stacy Trimble says:

    I’m soo in love with the new bird set and can’t tell you how excited I am about the new background stamps. You guys always do such a BEAUTIFUL job!!! Thank you for the beautiful eye-candy.

  • 596
    LizzyM says:

    Oh, I love all your projects, but the 2nd, more rustic one is my favorite of the 3 you showcased today. Gorgeous! And the text background set looks amazing. I’m not 100% sure I understand how the antiquing ink works, would love to see more examples!

  • 597
    Cindy S says:

    Wow, this looks beautiful!!! Can’t wait!

  • 598
    Cathy says:

    What a an awesome set – the birdhouse is the best!

  • 599
    Sue says:

    I love this new set! I can’t wait to see what other surprises you have for us this month. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

  • 600
    Eileen Balgaard says:

    All your projects and ideas were adorable–love the bird house filled with bird seed! I am truly excited about the text background stamps–it’s something I’ve “needed!”

  • 601
    Barb Moyer says:

    Looks like another must have set! The birdhouse is adorable.
    Barb M.

  • 602

    Gorgeous projects, as always! I love this set. But, I absolutely love the text backgrounds and the inking set!!

  • 603
    Emily says:

    That house template is darling! I just love the designs on the birds!

  • 604
    Rebecca says:

    Wow! I love the stamp set and the beautiful peony pictures!

  • 605
    Judy says:

    I love your projects!! I especially love the
    birdhouse and bird themed cards. I am looking
    forward to Melissa’s new set and the background basics (text style). I love the
    look of text for backgrounds and think it will
    be a very versatile addition to Papertrey Ink

  • 606
    Tracie Clary says:

    Wow – The bird house is adorable. I am new to your website and I am so amazed at your creativity. Please keep up the good work. Also just sent in my first order from PaperTrey. Looking forward to working with the stamps.


  • 607
    Dorothy says:

    Gosh, I thought I was going to be able to pass on this set, but you have so many great ideas. Love the birdhouse!

  • 608
    Julie Masse says:

    The set looks wonderful!! Love the mixture of line art and solid images! Melissa’s style is wonderful!! I love your little birdhouse – it looks just like the stamped one! So sweet!! Your peonies are so beautiful – they look just like some I had back in NY! πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to you Nichole!

  • 609
    Teresa says:

    Wow! I love the tea dye ink duo idea. Love the retro background for the birdhouse roof. Thanks for the template. Can’t wait to get this set and try myself.

  • 610
    Barbara Hale says:

    I can hardly wait to see the text background stamp set. And the birds and birdhouses – oh so cute.

  • 611
    Laura Palmer says:

    I love your little birdhouse, thanks for sharing the template – can’t wait to make it up!! And your flowers are gorgeous (we’re going into winter so it’a all dying off over here, great to see fresh colour!).

  • 612
    Emily says:

    I love bird stamps, as nearly every female in my family likes feeding them – very neat take on them.

  • 613
    Bridget says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the adorable bird is so cute..I look forward to trying it out!! Love this new set..

  • 614
    Acie says:

    Lots of exciting stuff going on i duno where to start but im really looking forward to this release.

  • 615
    Mel says:

    What a great set…the bird house was so pretty, but I’m really excited about those new inks. I also love the colors in the card…peonies are so beautiful (if we could only get them without the ants!)

  • 616
    Tara says:

    Wow – I never thought I’d be so into birds but this set is adorable! And the text backgrounds?? Fantastic — I nearly bought a script background from another company and decided against it – now I can order one ‘PTI style’!

  • 617
    Vivian says:

    I LOVE the little birdhouse box. What a wonderful gift this is going to make. You just amaze me month after month after month. I am thankful for you and the entire design team.

  • 618
    Jo R. says:

    Well Nichole, I believe I have just found my most favourite stamp set, EVER! I love birds, birdhouses, nests, etc so I can tell this one is going to be a MUST-HAVE!! Don’t care what the exchange rate is, I am going to have to have it!

  • 619
    Michelle L says:

    I love the birds and I can’t wait to see how the tea dye duo works. It sounds much easier than sponging. I’m anxious to see all the new PTI products and seeing the fabulous inspiration you provide us with every month.

  • 620
    Sarah Fisher says:

    The Birdwatching set is so cute! I am VERY excited about the background text stamps and the new antiquing set. Your new products always amaze me!

  • 621
    Jen says:

    Thank you for sharing these projects and the template, Nichole! I never even considered running an item through the Xyron, and adding glitter. Thank you for sharing this tip! ~ Jen

  • 622
    Suzy Coborn says:

    You come up with the cutest projects!!! Love the birds!

  • 623
    Kim FAucher says:

    wowweee!!! I m gonna go broke with this release!!!
    I love the birdies.. and the tea dye inks.. I love the subtle effects they create!!
    I can’t wait to use the text backgrounds.. I have so many ideas for that!!


  • 624
    Susan says:

    I love these sets! I have a friend that creates bird sanctuaries for nursing homes – I can’t wait to make her some cards. Who could resist these cute little birds?!?

  • 625

    Loved everything about these projects – down to the patterned roof! Since discovering Papertrey I’ve had something to look forward to every month with all the new releases. Thanks!

  • 626
    cynthia says:

    Looks like another fabulous release. Loved all your projects. Can’t wait to try the ink cubes. Happy Mother’s Day and stay safe and dry.

  • 627
    Stefanie says:

    What a great set! I love your bird house & the sparkly card. They are so cute. Thanks for the template! I’m really intrigued by the ink cubes too. My PTI wish list is getting huge!

  • 628
    Sara says:

    Wow Nichole! Those projects look great. I love text backgrounds, so this is right up my alley.

  • 629
    Amrita says:

    These projects are absolutely beautiful! I love the tea dye inks! I hope that you show some more pics soon using this technique.

  • 630
    Jennifer says:

    Wow, I absolutely love this!!! All gorgeous projects.

  • 631
    Dally says:

    I love your site, and all the beautiful creations you and your team prepare each month. This month’s set is adorable, and the birdhouse is the cutest! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Stay safe with the weather …

  • 632
    Kerry from PA says:

    We love birdwatching so I think Melissa’s new set will be a must have. Our peonies aren’t blooming yet but I must agree that they are fabulous flowers. I just wish they bloomed all summer long.

  • 633
    Louchia says:

    The bird house is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing the template, I will use it to create a card for father’s day, my dad loves bird watching.

  • 634
    Sharon Knitter says:

    I LOVE bird watching!

  • 635
    Lacy M says:

    Love bird watching…can’t wait to see the rest of the set! Also, LOVE the text backgrounds!! Amazing job on the birdhouse. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 636
    jennifer Zimmerman says:

    I can’t wait to try the template

  • 637

    Oh, what a great sneak peek! I love my “birds of a feather” set and I look forward to possibly using this set with it!

  • 638
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    I love the birdhouse! I can’t wait to make my own. I also can’t wait to get my hands on the new set by Melissa. Love those birds!

  • 639
    Jewels says:

    Wow!! I cant wait for this release. I LOVE the new sets and that template is WICKED!! Thanks Nichole!

  • 640
    Jackie says:

    As always…you have me hooked! I always look forward to the 15th of each month. All of the new products look fantastic!

  • 641
    Elena says:

    That clapboard is too much–beautiful touch, and one that would be waaaaay too time and labor intensive for me to tackle. Love the color combination and striking layout on the sparkly bird happy birthday! Elena

  • 642
    Mindy says:

    I’m so excited about the antiquing inks! And I love the bird houses… the template is too cute.

  • 643
    jenink says:

    How gorgeous! The pattern silhoutte birds are wonderful.

  • 644
    Lisa Kind says:

    What great cards and fun project, Nichole! I don’t think there’s a set I DON’T like of PTI’s! Great work everytime! I hope the weather has subsided and that you and your beautiful peonies are safe and sound (I HATE any kinds of wind…they scare the pants off of me)! The peonies are beauties! Thanks for offering up the chance to win!

  • 645
    Carmen says:

    I love the birdhouse. What a great way to give homemade treats to someone.

  • 646
    Sara says:

    Wow, so many amazing new products revealed in one post. I love the long image of the birdhouses. The bird house box template is amazing too. Everything looks wonderful!

  • 647
    Nimue says:

    The projects are great! Love the birdhouses. I’m so happy to her about the ink duo. I have a real problem getting my antiquing to look ‘natural’. I can’t wait to give this a try. – Nimmy

  • 648
    Christine McMullin says:

    Each year for Mother’s Day, my stepson has painted a new birdhouse for the front porch. I love this new set – and all the accessories that goes along with it. As always, y’all are tempting me. πŸ™‚

  • 649
    Mara says:

    That birdhouse template is amazing, I can think of so many uses for it!! I can’t wait to see the whole set, looks great already.

  • 650
    moster says:

    I wish someone could explain why I am so drawn to all the birds in stampin products right now! I am not a bird watcher and really don’t have much interest, but I LOVE all the bird images I see. This one is, of course, no exception. I’m guessing it will be in my shopping cart very soon!

  • 651
    Stephanie says:

    Wow, I love everything bird-like and these stamps would be a great addition to my bird collection!! The tea-dye duo is an inspired idea. I love your pink peonies. Mine are in bloom also here in the UK, but mine are yellow! Thanks for the chance to win, Stephaniex

  • 652
    Jan says:

    I too love peonies! Can you believe they survive our 40 below zero winters? Ours bloom in late June. Can’t wait to see more for influences they make in your product line.

  • 653
    Jennifer Newmeyer says:

    I will definately be using the xyron trick with glitter… I love that look.
    Jen N

  • 654
    Joan E. says:

    The bird house is so cute, all the neat details make it one sweet project. Looks like another winner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 655
    Sheri Watts says:

    I love bird stamps, I really like the last card, the pink and yellow one with the glittery birds that is so chic and adorable!

  • 656
    Anya says:

    Fantastic as always! I love the birdhouse image, and can’t wait to see more of the text backgrounds!

  • 657
    Rieca says:

    I can’t not believe how gorgeous this set and template are. I can not wait to get my hands on them.
    Thanks so much from initial concept, right up until the launch. We love all of your work Mel and Nichole, as far as that goes the entire PTI team!
    Happy Mothers Day!

  • 658
    Robb_eeie says:

    Hi Nichole~~Can I win your Peonies too as part of your blog candy? *smile* They are MY MOST favorite flower too, except our area of the world doesn’t allow these beauties to bloom ’til late June πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait for Peony blooms and PTI’s May Releases!

  • 659
    Crystal Bishop says:

    OH… I may be in LOVE…:0) The little bird box is about adorable… I must try this one. Nichole you inspire me so much… Along with your whole team. Great job ladies.. I am so excited..

  • 660
    Mary says:

    So pretty. Are those new buttons I see, or am I just really tired and needing to go to bed!

  • 661
    Nancy Panko says:

    OMG! I can’t wait to see the whole set! AWESOME projects! LOVE LOVE the little bird house and can’t wait to print it out so my little craft buddy (my 6 year old daughter)can make it! What a fun project for summer, she is going to love it! Thank you for the great ideas and for the free template, I love your company!

  • 662
    Nancy B says:

    How timely! We are having a sister daughter reunion this fall and birds are our theme. Yeah! Also your peonies are beautiful! Ours bloom in Kansas around Memorial Day.

  • 663

    I just love how you girls come up with something so different everytime. I love how every stamp collection works with other stamp collections and we are only limited by our imaginations! Keep up the great work.

  • 664
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I love bird houses. I also like the tea dye inks you will be offering.

  • 665
    Debi H. says:

    Thanks so much for the template and the ideas and projects are nothing less than inspiring as usual!

  • 666
    Pamm Bonn says:

    Love the bird set and the way you used it! You women are so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 667
    Amy says:

    I wasn’t excited about the birds until I saw the bird houses. You do this to me on purpose!! Love the bird houses. Love the text backgrounds. …I’m sure I’m “doomed” to love everything you show me this week. πŸ™‚

  • 668
    Tracey C. says:

    What a GREAT set. I don’t have too many birds, but I can see that this would be ‘the’ set to have! That birdhouse is just TOO much! The new text BGs…wow. And the inks…Your peony pics are just LOVELY. Hope you stay safe, and the weather settles down in your area. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 669
    Trudy in Virginia says:

    What a neat set of stamps! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 670
    Sue Symens says:

    Wonderful as always Nicole! Love the tea dye ink. Cna’t wait to play!!!

  • 671
    Amanda Pedro says:

    it’s that time of the month all right, time to start drooling again!

    love ’em all. thanks for your inspirations

  • 672

    WOW! Adorable! I can’t wait to play and try one! Thank you so much for the download! Oh my goodness, your flowers are GORGEOUS!

  • 673
    Rachel says:

    Aww, I love the bird house! I’ll be linking to this.

  • 674
    Jaime Seiter says:

    Peonies are my favorite flower too! And your are GORGEOUS! Wow! Your projects were all wonderful too…I love the xyron/glitter technique, what a great idea!

  • 675
    Deb V. says:

    I was just watching our resident chickadees at our window feeder today. I’m loving this new stamp set.

  • 676
    Amykae says:

    I’m absoluty infatuated with birds and would Love Love Love to add these birds to my collection. I’m also very excited about the new antiquing product- very cool

  • 677
    JTHStamper says:

    Another great release! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the vintage touch duo.

  • 678
    Anna says:

    Your projects make everyone one of those stamp sets a must have! Thank you for the fantastic inspiration and products! Oh, and those flowers are stunning!!!!!!!

  • 679
    Aimee says:

    Great preview. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of the text style backgrounds. Those tea-dye sponge cubes are super, a “must have” item for sure.

  • 680
    Sue says:

    I love the birdhouse and can’t wait to see the rest of Melissa’s set and the background set. I’m very excited about the tea dye duo. Wonderful idea! I can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 681
    Lisa HR says:

    My backyard is 60% garden – flowering trees and shrubs and lots of bird friendly plantings. Lots of bird feeders and bird houses, too. If any stamp set was made for me, it was this one!!! I would love to win this set!

  • 682
    Jen Book says:

    Amazing Job as usual Nichole. LOVE the birdhouse box. I am definitely going to be making some of these!!! Thank you so much for the pattern. I love the text background stamps and can’t wait to play with them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 683
    Rhonda M. says:

    I love your projects for this set! And all the new products. Oh I can’t wait to see what else is in store for us this month. Thanks for all the hard work you put into each month’s countdown. I look forward to it every month!

  • 684
    Romaine says:

    WoW!!!!! These are sooooo fabulous and sweet!! LOVE them!! I LOVE the birdhouse and thank-you for sharing the download with us!! The birdhouse stamps are adorable! Off to check out some of the other girls’, blogs!

  • 685
    Lehanne24 says:

    What a perfect finish to a perfect day taking a peek at the may countdown. I love love love the birds AND the text back ground. Looking forward to checking out the new antiquing ink too.

  • 686
    Donelda says:

    wow. I am always amazed at how you guys just keep making it better and better!! I love love love the new tea dye set!! And bird stamps are some of my favorites!! WOW!!

  • 687
    Skye D. says:

    Wow, look at all those new product sneak peeks in one post! I’m amazed by the wonderful new things the design team thinks up each month. I’m thrilled abut the tea dye duo. WHat a great tool that will be. Those birds and the birdhouse are too cute!

  • 688
    Amypcd K. says:

    I’m glad you’re all safe from the storm! The text background set looks wonderful and I can’t wait to use the tea dye duo! Your projects are spectacular as always. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration.

  • 689
    Brenda says:

    Im eagerly waiting to see the text blocks! I love text backgrounds πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your fun projects.

  • 690
    Kathy G says:

    I love it all! The birds with all the different length of legs, the tea dyed duo, and I really like the text style background basics. I am very jealous of your peonies. Here in Alberta, mine have just broken through the ground!

  • 691
    Kristina says:

    I am so excited about the solid and coloring images! I can’t wait to see more of this set. I am also excited about the antiquing inks in two colors!!! Awesome!

  • 692
    Elizabeth V. says:

    Wow…love the tea dye duo on the kraft cardstock. Really, I love it all! I eagerly wait for your previews each month and it never fails…I get lots of new ideas to try. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Thanks for sharing your peony pictures…those are the flowers I miss most now that I live in the desert. Yours are gorgeous!

  • 693
    Sherri P eh says:

    The 15th has become my favorite day of the month — every month! It keeps getting better and better and my list is getting longer and longer! Great stuff!

  • 694
    jen says:

    I am super excited about “let freedom ring”!! I also love the birdhouse images. The peonies are beautiful too. I hope they and all of you weathered the storms well. Happy Mother’s Day!!

  • 695
    sarah says:

    I love the ink concept. And the birdie house are adorable.

  • 696
    Staci Miserlian says:

    So sorry for the severe weather! Glad you are OK.
    I love the idea for the duo ink pad with sponge tops – GENIUS for antiquing!!

  • 697
    Dana Klinkner says:

    Wow! I LOVE all of this new “bird” stuff – love, love it! And the tea dye duo sounds wonderful. PTI never ceases to amaze me – you guys are so creative and make it possible for all of us to create right along with you – thank you. πŸ™‚

  • 698
    Katie says:

    Oh, WOW!! I’m sooooo excited for thi set! I can’t wait to get it!

  • 699
    Jaime O says:

    I love the sparkly birds! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 700
    Kristy says:

    So pretty! I love your peony inspired projects! Peonies were my grandma’s favorite flower, and they always remind me of her. She had a garden full of pink and white, and she would cut them on Memorial Day to take to the cemetery. Wonderful memories!

  • 701
    Jackie Pedro says:

    Your projects are so inspiring and I love that you share the templates. Today’s projects using Melissa’s new set are fantastic!! Keep up the good work!

  • 702
    Sarah N. says:

    Cute cute set!!! The birdhouse is beyond adorable too! Thanks for offering the template free – I’m positive there are more people than me that will be excied about that! Looking forward to seeing more done with the Tea Due due as it sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome products!

  • 703
    Patti Gingrich says:

    Looks like another exciting month at PTI! Looking forward to the reveal! πŸ™‚

  • 704
    Judy S says:

    Love the cute birdhouse…your projects always amaze me!

  • 705
    buzzy says:

    Your birdhouse is amazingly versatile. I can’t wait to give it a try! I’m glad your extreme weather is over and you all came through OK.

  • 706
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    Oh, wonderful projects. I love the text print set&#