Today is the day I have been waiting for!  I've spent nearly three months busting at the seams to spread the word about the latest and greatest innovation from Papertrey Ink!  This my friends, is a momentous occasion!  Just the beginning of many exciting things to come with the announcement of our new Button Bits collection!

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It's no secret that I love buttons.  REALLY love them.  I like to look at them sitting in their jars all lined up.  I love the homespun feel they add to a project when they are hand-stitched in place.  I love the variety of textures shapes & sizes.  My passion for buttons paired with this beloved book from my childhood inspired the entire concept behind Button Bits.

In the book, Ed Emberley shows children how to turn their fingerprints into people, animals, flowers and all sorts of fun things. (It's a fantastic series now and I HIGHLY recommend it for any of you that have little ones!) I recently stumbled across some of my thumbprint art from when I was a child and it got me to thinking how fun it would be to have a stamp set that allowed you to apply the same concepts to buttons.

Details.

  • Everyday Button Bits is the first of many sets that will eventually make up the Button Bits Collection.
  • Everyday Button Bits will be available July 15th for the price of $24.
  • It contains 11 images that can be completed with the addition of buttons or circle punches,  along with 17 complimentary sentiments.

I thought I would start with one of the most fun images in the set, and that is of this little birdie.  I know, I know.  You're probably thinking, "THAT does NOT look like a bird!"

Trust me.  Read on for more!

Bird

The bird body is stamped in Noir Black ink onto Stamper's Select White cardstock.  This would be a good time to mention that there are TWO of these little guys in this set; one large and one small.  You can use them separately, as I am here, or they can be friends on a card cover together.

Bird button  

Here is the original bird body with the addition of a stamped grass image from the set.  The grass image can be paired with a number of different images in the set to help *ground* them.  I've also selected a Melon Berry button for his body.  Such a great use for the larger Vintage Buttons that you all are always inquiring about!  I simply used Glue Dots to adhere my button in place.

French knot

I wanted to make him a little eye (he needs to be able to see!) and decided it would be clever to add a french knot with black embroidery floss to the upper right button hole.

 Hey there chickadee card

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There are two wing choices for each of the birds, stripes or polka dots.  The wings are separate stamps so that you are able to cut them out and layer them on top of the button.  They are easy to adhere with Glue Dots.

And something new I've been playing around with.  Remember my PTI/DMC coordinating embroidery floss chart (CLICK HERE if you missed it the first go round!) ?  I've started using the floss as I would ribbon and wrapping it around my card fronts.  I love the tiny punch of color it adds.  Quite a different effect when compared to wider ribbons.

 Bird closeup 

And how about that cute little sentiment?  I happened to be on the phone with my dear friend Dawn when I was finishing up this set and she thought that I should add this, since it is one of her favorite phrases.  I think it pairs so well with this image too! 

Topiary base 

How about an introduction to another image from this set?  This Button Bits image is designed to be used as a topiary base.  I stamped it in Dark Chocolate onto Rustic Cream cardstock.

Picking buttons

One of the fun things about this set is getting to dig through all your Vintage Buttons to find the *perfect* ones for your project at hand!  Notice that I trimmed down the topiary base and added Background Basics: Text Style with Chamomile Tea Dye ink as a background.  I also inked the edges with our Vintage Tea Dye Duo.

Piercing button holes 

If you are wanting to stitch the buttons directly in place, the best way to start is to position them exactly where you would like and pierce through the button holes and therefore down through the paper.  Having a foam mat or mousepad underneath your cardstock will be a huge help.

Tape trick

Here's a little tip.  Whenever I do any stitching I like to secure the ends to the back of my image with Scotch tape.  It's not as bulky as a knot and I know it won't pull back through while I am working.  If you don't do this already, you totally need make the switch!

Stitched topiary buttons

Here are my buttons stitched perfectly in place!

Vine

I felt like I had quite a bit of dead space around the topiary, so I decided to stamp the vine image from Heather's Beyond Basic Borders set on either side of the focal point block.  I LOVE the way it turned out and the ol' wheels are already turning as to what other applications this could have!

Topiary Card

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The finished card.  I matted the focal point topiary with Dark Chocolate cardstock and left a little bit of extra height at the top to trim with pinking shears.  The look kind of reminded me of an old merchandise tag of sorts.

Topiary closeup

I ended up stamping the topiary base a second time and cutting out the pot portion.  I adhered it to the existing one on the card cover with foam tape.  I found that the project needed this to balance the sentiment strip at the bottom that was also adhered with foam tape.

Pleats

For the pleating underneath the sentiment strip, I simply stitched Dark Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon into a random pleated border.  This was achieved by folding the ribbon back and forth as I sewed down the length of the card front.  I chose to stitch it like this so it would stay in place where as adhesive may not have held as well with all those layers.

Twine bow

I tied a bit of Rustic Jute Button Twine around the end of the sentiment strip and finished it off with a tiny little bow.

 Half & half

One more quick little card for you, using yet another one of the many image in Everyday Button Bits.  I started with my background treatment, which I like to call "Half & Half".  I do this technique a lot, especially when I need to change things up from my standard same-old backgrounds.  All you do is select two different background stamps and stamp one half of your card front with each.  I used Versamark ink on Scarlet Jewel cardstock for my sample here.

You're so sweet card

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The cherry stem & leaves is one of my favorites from the set (you may remember it from the sneak peek earlier this week).  I stamped them with Spring Moss ink onto some cotton fabric cardstock I made.  I've make several sheets of this at once by cutting fabric into 8,5 x 11" pieces and adhering it to white cardstock using Heat n' Bond.

Cherries closeup

All I had left to do was add the sentiment with Noir Black ink followed by stitching two Scarlet Jewel Buttons in place to represent the cherries.  A little stitching with the sewing machine around the perimeter followed by a trim with my pinking shears did just the trick.  SO fun!

I've recruited the entire design team to help me showcase Everyday Button Bits to the fullest!  Be sure to stop by each blog and see how they used the different pieces to create their own little masterpieces!

Creative-Clicks

CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Niki Estes.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Becky Oehlers.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Debbie Olson.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Geny Cassady.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Lauren Meader.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.
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CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.
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What an amazing bunch of artists I get to work with, huh?  And I don't think I could ever communicate exactly how magical it is to see all of them use the very sets I design and bring them to life in such a beautiful way!  I hope you enjoyed ALL of the amazing inspiration today! 

We want to know what you think about Everyday Button Bits and the Button Bits concept!  What other images or sets would you like to see in the future following along the same theme?  What image from Everyday Button Bits speaks to you the most as a must have?

Just for sharing your thoughts with us today in the comments section below, we are giving away an Everyday Button Bits prize package!

  • Everyday Button Bits stamp set
  • One bag each of Vintage Buttons in EVERY color we carry, 17 bags TOTAL!

This prize package has a retail value of over $100!!!!

You have until 8am EST Sunday, July 12th to leave your comment. 
The winner will be announced shortly thereafter (by noon EST) on our
July Prize Page which can be found HERE
Please remember to play nice, only one comment per person please.  Good
luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by today! 

Creative-Clicks

And believe it or not, there's still more!

Lauren has an additional post featuring more template sneak peeks!

Dawn put together even more projects using the hip new Mod Squad set she designed.

Lisa pulled out all the stops with her cards today using On My Couch & Additions!

Supplies-&-Tools  

Complete supply lists for all of my projects today can be found HERE.

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  • 1
    Jane says:

    Okay, you blew my socks off! MUST_HAVE_THIS_STAMP_SET!!!! I just love it! All the possibilities and who doesn’t love playing with buttons!!!

  • 2
    Marisa says:

    What a cute set! Love your samples. Can’t wait to get this one, and to see future installments. Is that a second Polka Dots set I see? πŸ˜‰

  • 3

    This set is *amazing* O-M-G! Amazing samples from the DT – I’m am really loving the bird and the hot air balloons. So cute!!

  • 4
    Toni_M says:

    I think you’re genius – so clever. Bravo!

  • 5
    Sylvia says:

    What a sweet set to share with my girls, simple yet so thoughtful. Gotta love those buttons!

  • 6
    lee says:

    This is my favourite of any of the PTI stamp sets ever! What a wonderful idea. I love buttons and I love stamping now I can combine the two. Can’t wait for the 15th to place my order.

  • 7
    Cindy Vernon says:

    I love this! What an awesome concept! I would love to win! I’m buying the set for sure but I sure could use all of those buttons!

  • 8

    Nichole~~~my mind is absolutely REELING from how much I love this set and how freakin’ brilliant you are!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9
    Dana Klinkner says:

    Oh my word – this is absolutely an ADORABLE set! I love this set and what you can do with it – so fun. What about a button bit set for Christmas images – snowmen, Christmas tree (buttons could be ornaments), cookies on a cookie tray, snowballs next to a snowfort or something similar, berries on a wreath, etc. Those are just some ideas off the top of my head. Love this button bit idea you have for multiple stamp sets over the year – how fun!!!

  • 10
    Tina Hale says:

    Holy moses, this is just the cutest. You may have turned me into a button user, love it.

  • 11
    C Burke says:

    The cherries are my favorite although I like all of the images you’ve shown! A snowman family with lots of accessories would make a great set. The faces could be different stamped images and the body segments would be made of buttons.

  • 12
    Robbin Clements says:

    This is the most amazing stamp set!!! It is on the top of my list to buy….can’t wait. I love the balloons, topiary, cherries, flowers….etc!

  • 13
    Maryanne says:

    What a nice new concept for using buttons, very cute. You certainly know how to bring out great, fresh ideas for us crafters. Thanks

  • 14
    Ginny says:

    oh my goodness… this looks AMAZING! i love those cherries, and the topiaries are PERFECT. well, basically what i’m trying to say is that this whole set is RIDICULOUSLY FABULOUS!

    congrats on the great design/ execution πŸ˜€ thanks for the chance to win!

  • 15
    Angela Tuller says:

    This is amazing…love the book and love your take on it. I have visions of Christmas in my head after seeing this – ornaments, snowmen, garland, etc. I love the flower images and the topiary idea; frankly, I just love buttons, too. Thank you so much for sharing another great brainstorm with us!

  • 16
    Shir Benovich says:

    Briliant idea!!! Love it!

  • 17
    Ashley Schriml says:

    Love the new stamps!! I have found a new incredible love for buttons, and I think it has grown even more just by seeing these!!

  • 18
    Linda w says:

    Simply fantastic Nichole!!! I can picture an entire snowman family. Or maybe bears…

    thanks much

  • 19
    Stephanie P says:

    This set is brilliant, Nicole. I am just tickeled by the whimsical, yet delicate and lovely images that can be created. And of course it feeds the button loving frenzy many of us are feeling!!! Woo hoo! Beautiful job!!!!!!!!

  • 20
    Angy Hughes says:

    Oh, I can’t wait. This is definitely on my list for things to purchase this release. And I love that you said this is going to be a set of stamps so I can look forward to more. I got crazy and bought all kinds of buttons, now I know I have a use for them even if I can’t come up with something. You gals are so awesome!

  • 21
    Jen S says:

    I think this is such a smart idea! What a great way to let people be creative and add their own touch to a stamped image… plus, hello! Buttons Rock!

  • 22
    Yvette F. says:

    I’m squealing here. Wow! I have to have this set!!

  • 23
    Laura J says:

    This set is just too cute for words! You are SO talented!!

  • 24
    Amy says:

    Hello! Snowmen!!! This is genius! Totally genius!

  • 25
    Cheree says:

    OMG! How much fun it would be to play with these. Awsome concept!
    Hummm! Off the top of my head other ideas could be snowman set, a ladybug…where you use small buttons for dots, all kinds of animals would work, like a bear (button would be the belly). pig…even people or dolls where small buttons are used for the eyes.
    Oh! I can’t wait to see what all you come up with!

  • 26
    Nancy Gagnon says:

    I absolutely ADORE this set! It definitely made me smile! The cherries really stood out for me, but all the images have great potential! Maybe a set with flourishes that would incorporate buttons would be fun!

  • 27

    That is such an amazing idea! Absolutely love this stamp set! I love buttons! I think I’m in Heaven! LOL!!

  • 28
    Patty W says:

    I absolutely love love love this PTI stamp set and the whole Button Bits concept – I am so excited that there’s actually going to be a whole series of Button Bits stamp sets!!! I have one of those fingerprint drawing books as well and always loved it.

    The cherries and the trees and apples are particularly adorable…what about snowmen? Or Christmas ornaments for those fancy hard to use buttons??? Oooh I can’t wait to see what else is ahead and this is a must have stamp set. Plus I adore buttons, I have a terrible weakness for them!

    Great job Nichole!!!

  • 29
    Belinda says:

    Just when I think there is nothing else new that could possibly be created, you come up with another brilliant, unique idea! Wow!

  • 30
    Sharon says:

    Love the topiary idea and everything about the cherries card!

    You could go nuts on the fruit theme apples, lemons, oranges etc. but by the look of some of the samples, you might be on to that already.

    You could use the topiary stamp as the trunk of a Christmas tree with New Leaf or Ripe Avocado buttons making the “tree” with stamped or bead baubles in amongst them. then there is button tree ornaments… A Christmas button set is a must! – Maybe with a special Christmas selection of vintage buttons – the greens and the reds mixed together in a pack.

    How about a Halloween set released with some darker orangey vintage buttons – who wouldn’t LOVE button pumpkins! Button heads for witches and ghosts??

    You could also do Mr & Mrs Button and Junior Buttons with buttons for heads or bodies of a family.

    I think I talk to much….

  • 31
    Shirley K. says:

    Cute! I keep seeing stamps I want to buy!

  • 32
    Abby V says:

    I love that book too! I need to get that for my kids! Anyway…love the new set! It is ADORABLE!! I can see my kids doing projects with this set!

  • 33
    yuki says:

    This is BRILLIANT!!! Once again, you’ve blown me away. Can’t wait for the 15th!!!

  • 34
    Linda R says:

    Wow, Wow, WOW!
    I just love this set
    The bike and cherries are screaming to me.

  • 35
    Hilde says:

    Nichole- This idea is just darling! Your designs are absolutely adorable! Do you think it is a coincidence that I was just putting a list together of the buttons in your collection that I want to add to mine in my next order? LOL! I think not! I was up to 14 colors! Thanks for the inspiration. I can’t wait to play!

  • 36

    Oh my God, I already love buttons. You know when you need ‘something’ but are not sure what. Well here it is, I NEED these stamps!!! I’m going through a birds and trees phase so i especially NEED these.

  • 37
    Lena says:

    I LOVE buttons and absolutely LOVE everything about this set!! It is a must have. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just looking at all the samples!! You have outdone yourself!! Everyone did a great job on the samples, too. So talented! Can’t wait to see the future sets also. I can see alot of ideas with Christmas. I think fish and ocean life would work well,also.

  • 38
    Amanda says:

    How fun! And not just for me – my little guy would love to play with this set. He loves stamping and I can only imagine the delightful noises he’ll be making with this set. I love cherries and balloons and can’t wait to see future sets!

  • 39
    Melinda Reeves says:

    What an absolutely AMAZING set! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

    I love all kinds of buttons, which began when I played with my Grandmother’s buttons as a child. I remember sitting on her white chenille bedspread, dumping the whole button tin out and playing for hours while she sewed.

    With this new set, I now have more reasons to play with buttons. Gotta have it!!!

    My mind is whirling…how about a holiday Button Bits set with christmas ornaments & snowmen or a halloween set with a spider and a cat. I also think you could make button fish, similar to the birds, but with fins, a tail and maybe fish lips. One last thought would be button bugs, like a caterpillar or ants.

  • 40
    Kim says:

    Love Love Love this idea! I can’t wait to play with these – I bought one of those books for my boys – just a great idea! I think they might even start stamping with this set!

  • 41

    BUTTONS are my favourite embellishment!!! Thank you for this amazing stamps set! I canΒ΄t decide which one I like best… the birds, the tree trio, the flowers ?? Wow, I am so excited to get my hands on this month`s sets! I would like to see some cute animals for a baby card… Again, love the new sets!!!

  • 42
    Joyce W. says:

    This is unbelievalbe. I am basically speechless at this moment. you are amazing….

  • 43
    TinaSpano says:

    Hands down, this is going to be my new favorite set! The 15th can’t come soon enough!You are absolutely brilliant!!

  • 44
    TammyB says:

    This looks like fun – how unique.

  • 45
    Melissa McF says:

    Had to laugh out loud at Lauren’s button bird – she is SO amazingly creative – I would have never thought of giving the bird a turned head with another button!!! I will be using her idea for sure. Can’t wait to your supply list later today Nichole – I spy more polka dots!

  • 46
    Becs Attwood says:

    Such a great idea – love the bike & the balloons – genius! I’m seeing a farm animal set for kiddy cards – legs & heads & tails coming off of a button body…

  • 47
    Ginger says:

    Too adorable for words – these are so very clever – you’re a genius xx

  • 48
    Nina says:

    OMG I am all giddy! Wow. You really hit it out of the park with this one! Seriously, this is too good to be true! Thank you so much!!

  • 49
    Zarah says:

    This is the sweetest set I’ve ever seen! I AM IN LOVE! It would be so fun for kids and parents to stamp together, and think of fun ways to incorporate the buttons…!
    And I am SO gonna get this kit. For sure!

  • 50
    Melody says:

    This is such a creative, original concept. I share your love for buttons and just love the idea of this set. I will definitely be making a purchase.

  • 51
    Ann says:

    This has to be your best idea yet Nichole – how do you do it!!!!! Love it…. will definitely be buying this set on 15th.

  • 52
    KarenY says:

    This is a clever and versatile set. The possibilities are endless. Suggestions: start a new family.

  • 53
    jak says:

    Ohhhh this just has to be the set for Mother and child to play with together, what a fun way to introduce a child into papercraft.
    I can all but hear the giggles.

  • 54
    Lynn R says:

    Amazing! I love the hot air balloon! I think ice cream cones would be fun! And maybe a bug collection…spiders for Halloween!

  • 55
    Wahinelei says:

    How about a caterpillar? The very hungry caterpillar?

    Love the cherries and the topiary! So cute!

  • 56
    Melissa says:

    pick one favourite? not sure that I can! However, I love the bicycle – my brother is a cyclist and I can’t wait to make his next birthday card. I’d love to see a couple more “masculine” images – maybe a set of whimsical vehicles – cute little car, train and carriages

  • 57
    Vina says:

    Adorable set! I especially love the bird! Very creative!

  • 58
    Tonya Dirk says:

    What an absolutely amazing concept and the images that you came up with just have me drooling!!! Another must have set…ugh, my poor wallet!

  • 59
    Kelly Marie says:

    I am SO SO SO in love with this set! It is so fun!! I love the bird, cherries, hot air balloons, bike …. I could go on and on! Other fun images could be a cool vintage car image, or other little animals where the button could be their belly, like a monkey. So excited for this set! Thank you for blowing us all away again!

  • 60
    Sharon Holden says:

    What a fun, unique and gorgeous set. If I don’t win I’ll be definitely buying this at the craft supershow as well as all your lovely buttons – can’t wait πŸ™‚

  • 61
    Teresa says:

    Oh my! I am in *love, love, love* with this set!!! It is pure genius, Nichole! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!

  • 62
    Serendipity says:

    OMG!!!! How ingenious!! Adorable! I lOvE it!!!! Now I MUST have ALL the buttons carried by PTI!!! love, lOvE, LOVE it!!!!!

  • 63
    PF Goh says:

    With this set, thre are no more excuses from stopping me from getting more buttons!

  • 64
    Ange Kelly says:

    Every month my wish list gets longer and longer, I can see this month will be no exception!

  • 65
    Jane Marshall says:

    Oh my goodness, another great set with endless possibilities…and those buttons(sigh)….I just love them.

  • 66
    Sandy Warren says:

    I love using buttons on my cards! Great ideas! Thanks!

  • 67

    You are brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I am excited beyond words!

  • 68
    Tina says:

    Oh my god, thatΒ΄s so genious! What in the world could be better? Nothing, itΒ΄s the perfect set. These cute hot air ballons, oh, I love them. And all the other images too. Thanks so much for all the great ideas you and the team have. ThatΒ΄s stamping with quality, fun and best results ever. πŸ™‚

    Hugs, Tina

  • 69
    Karen H. says:

    This set is so darn clever! I *love* the bird! I can’t believe the variety you’ve included – the hot air balloon and bicycle are great!

  • 70
    Hanne says:

    I love this soooo much! It is beyond words cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 71
    Janice Marcham says:

    What an awesome set! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  • 72

    oh my goodness, this is the most clever thing EVER!!!! I could see snowmen, teddy bears, Santas, pumpkins, turkeys, shamrocks – maybe a holiday extras kit to accompany this one. how fun would that be?!

    but you have most certainly rocked the stamping world with this stamp set! it is just adorable! πŸ™‚

  • 73
    Charmayne says:

    OMG! I must absolutely own this set!!

  • 74
    Elena says:

    You truly are a crafting genius! This set is too too adorable! And the design team samples are awesome!

  • 75
    Jean says:

    What a brilliant idea. I love buttons too and can see endless possibilities.

  • 76
    Adeline says:

    This is totally genious, putting imagination to reality and testing us where our creativity can take us!!!

  • 77
    Cam says:

    So cute and clever! I’m lovin’ the cherries and the bike and the topiaries and the balloons and the…. What fun to play with.

  • 78
    Judith Gowdy says:

    What I love most about this set? – its fun!! Can’t wait to get my own set.

  • 79
    Silvia Mabie says:

    WOW I lvoe this set! I have just recently developed a love of buttons..like this week! (I’ve been borrowing them from my kids Sunday School projects! Shhhh!!!) And living over seas on an Island it’s hard to find something like a bunch of buttons! Ohhh please pick me!!!

  • 80
    Lou says:

    oh my…..this set is SO ‘me’. I LOVE buttons and use them all the time! A ‘sun’ or ‘suns rays’ would be cute with a button centre….have to think of some more ideas πŸ™‚

    Lou

  • 81
    Renee S. says:

    Love buttons! What a great combination of stamps and buttons. Love the designs and possibilities.

  • 82
    Dana says:

    Hee… this is soooo cute!! I’m over the moon excited and can’t wait to see more of your ideas: more cards, more images, more SETS πŸ™‚

  • 83
    krista says:

    Really great concept!

  • 84
    Courtney says:

    Just when you think…they can’t possibly come up with anymore ideas – And then you blow us away with MORE!!! I absolutely adore this set, OMGoodness can it get any better:)

  • 85
    Debbie says:

    Well this is just totally amazing and the most creative thing I’ve seen in awhile. I remember doing those fingerprint images as a kid πŸ™‚

  • 86
    Terri E. says:

    Every month I think I need to hold off and I won’t order that much this month and the BAM another “need” gets created. I adore tihs idea for a set.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 87
    Alice W. says:

    This is waaaaaay cute! Such a genius idea, so creative! Really love this concept, very fun. There are so many possibilities with those stamps.

  • 88
    Maureen W. says:

    What a blast from the past – I *loved* the Ed Emberley books and doing thumbprint drawings when I was a kid!!

    And this set is just genious – you never cease to amaze me with what your brain can think up! LOVE every single image and sentiment I’ve seen and I can’t wait to get this set and play!!

  • 89
    Paula says:

    Great ideas! You and your team amaze me each month. Looking forward to the 15th!

  • 90
    hilary says:

    I love them all but I think the topiary tree is my favorite…. definetly a set that I’ll be looking for on the 15th.

    Thanks!

  • 91
    Babies- Beth says:

    Oh my word, Nichole, I remember doing thumbprint pictures in the early 60’s, and just showed grandchildren how to do them 2 weeks ago… it never occurred to me to make some into cards! Maybe you should make something to go along with fingerprints! And the blue is certainly heavenly, thanks so much for that! Did you see this on my blog? http://bethscards.blogspot.com/2009/06/use-those-buttons.html

  • 92
    Janette Platt says:

    Wow I am blown away by your creativity. The design team have done an amazing job with this great stamp set too!

    Janette

  • 93
    Emma says:

    Wow Nichole, just WOW! This set is so innovative and clever! I love the little hot air balloons – they are absolutely gorgeous. I’m super excited to see what images the other button bits sets will include in the future! This is definitely a must-have.

  • 94
    lynn says:

    wonderful idea! thank you!

  • 95
    Taheerah says:

    I have to say I love the trees and the hot air balloons the most so far, but then again I keep changing my mind with every sample! What addition would I like to see? I know it’s not as revolutionary as bears or snowmen, but how about a set of clothes?! Pretty dresses and shirts and jackets and jeans, all of which could be perfectly accented by the smaller buttons, or even ballgown style dresses made from multiple buttons for the skirt!

    Hope I win!!!

  • 96
    Noora says:

    This is soooo lovely, I love buttons, in fact whenever I dong have a sutable stamp I use buttons..

  • 97
    Linda M. says:

    You are so creative!!! These will make the cutest cards. Thanks again.

  • 98
    Debbie S says:

    Nichole, you are a GENIUS!!!! What an amazing concept. I am totally blown away by your creativity, along with that of your entire design team. My favorite image is the hot air balloons. So cute!!

  • 99
    Marie says:

    Such an innovative idea in stamping! I just love it.

  • 100
    Sandye Curry says:

    Every month you do this to me! I think this will be a catchup month for me–I won’t order any stamp sets. Then you come out with something like this. I have to have it! These cards are adorable.

  • 101
    Billie says:

    I WILL have this stamp set. I love, love, love buttons and have a HUGE collection. Finally, a way to use and share them with people I love. Thank you for creating a wonderful stamp set that will be a joy to use. Also going to need the Bloom set. I can see that it will feed my need for more Copics.
    Billie

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    This has to be one of the cutest releases yet. The design team have outdone themselves and it is a very difficult decision to choose a favourite….although I am pretty smitten by the cherries! Great work Nichole.

  • 104
    Tammy says:

    Your creativity blows my mind. I wish I could have a sliver of your talent. That is what I love about PTI, even those of us that aren’t very creative can make beautiful projects because your products make it so easy. This is my favorite concept yet!

  • 105
    Samantha VanArnhem says:

    Adorable!! I think the cherries are my favorite (with the trees being a very close second). You could do such cute holiday sets this way – winter holiday images (snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, etc.), Easter (bunnies, baskets), Halloween/fall (pumpkins, twigs w/ berries). Such fun!

  • 106
    cwasia says:

    Fantastic set and so many great ideas!
    I just love it!

  • 107
    Maureen says:

    You have got to be kidding me, this set is AWESOME. My mouth is hanging open right now!! OMG, I have to have this set. I LOVE buttons, they are by far my favorite embellishment!! And what a wonderful excuse to keep buying them, in every color πŸ˜‰ I have to hop over and see what your design team did with this set…I’m in awe of you!!

  • 108
    Penny P says:

    OMG! I could never choose just one! They are all so amazing and you are able to use them for so many different things. The bicycle just says “boy” to me and masculine cards are so hard sometimes.

  • 109
    Leslie Caponey says:

    I love this, I can see all the possibilities! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 110

    Love the stamps! I used to have that book as well, and just started doing thumbprint pictures with my two little ones!

  • 111
    Donna Maligno says:

    So many choices! I do love the hot air balloons and the birdie and can see so many possibilities with this very fun and innovative set. Way to go!

  • 112
    Maureen says:

    Wow! I think all I can say is WOW! That set is so cool! I love buttons too and that set would be such a cool way to use them. I think a snowman would be cool in a future set! Can’t wait to visit all the other projects for this set! Keep up the good work.

  • 113
    Mary says:

    Holy cow!!!! Awesomeness, I tell ya! You could use this for a pumpkin, turkey, ornament…just to name a few holiday ideas!

  • 114
    kendra says:

    This is just about the cutest set ever! What fun!

  • 115
    Amy L. Weber says:

    Oh my goodness! What an awesome idea! I’m a teacher, and have done thumbprint animals with my 1st graders. So fun. Love the idea with buttons. Looking forward to seeing more creatures.

  • 116
    Jaime Seiter says:

    Oh Wow! You have outdone yourself this time! It seems like I say that EVERY time…but this is just so outside the box! I loooooove it! Gotta have it!

  • 117
    Andrea Warren says:

    Congratulation, another stamp set that i just have to add to my list… and i love the idea of more sets that interact with this set. Well done..

    Andrea

  • 118
    SueD says:

    WOW – WOW – WOW, I love this idea, can’t wait to place my order on the 15th! You continue to inspire me every month.

  • 119
    jana z says:

    Wow! What an awesome idea! I love the idea of snowmen … how cute would that be with all kinds of different little arms, hats, etc. Thank you for all of your creative ideas and inspiration!

  • 120
    Col says:

    This stamp set looks like so much fun! All the more reason to have a PTI button sampler for those of us with limited stamping space and budgets.

  • 121
    Titta says:

    This is a really cool idea! There are lots of nice images in this set, but the hot air balloon image is my favorite. It’s so cute, but I could see myself using it for a male card as well.

  • 122
    Michelle Balletti says:

    I still can’t believe how many new designs you and your team come up with every month! This set is incredible! I love how many different images there are and with the additions of buttons, hello!!! All you make me wanna do is craft (but with a newborn it’s a little hard to find time) but I tell you I will have to make time! Congrats on what looks to be like another successful month at PTI!

  • 123

    I love this how fun…i have an antique button collection that will work well with this set!

  • 124
    Chris says:

    Just fantastic – I love this idea and can’t wait to put a set of these in my basket on release night!

  • 125
    Bonnie says:

    Well I finally figured it out – you’re a genius. While looking at your blog every day I am constantly overwhelmed by how neat and clean everything is, yet so classy. Some days I think I will sell all my stuff, the whole room full, and just buy everything you have. This new set offers so many chances to free one’s creativity! The birds are my favorite, or is it the cherries, hmmmm. Thanks!

  • 126
    Heidi S says:

    I can’t wait to get this set!! I love buttons and this is fantastic! All the projects are wonderful ladies! You’ve outdone yourselves again. I love the Ed Emberley books and use them in my classroom now that my son is older. It’s so much fun to see that they’re your inspiration.

  • 127
    Tamar says:

    Oh this is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! LOVE it πŸ™‚

  • 128
    Pavla H says:

    This is such a great idea! So simple yet so GENIUS!!

  • 129
    Sherrie says:

    Awesome! What a great set! I already had a list of your wonderful buttons I need…and the set has now been added to the list! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 130
    Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan says:

    My first impression was cute, but as I clicked on each successive idea, I was blown away by the variety of ideas. I actually said, “Get out of here,” when I saw Lauren’s card. They were all unique and innovative. The bike and the balloons were my favorite images. I can see using the buttons as musical notes πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fantastic inspiration.

  • 131
    Bonnie says:

    Oh!, what a great idea. I simply love buttons and this is a great way I could share them with others. Very cute!

  • 132
    Dianne says:

    I love buttons. This set is so amazing. It is a must have. There have been lots of great ideas for xmas & animal sets. You could also design on featuring cars & things that have wheels. How about a wheelbarrow…

  • 133
    Kathleen says:

    Nichole—this is amazing! I just LOVE it—I was just laughing at myself the other day for the sheer number of buttons I have in my stash—crazy! I MUST have this set—which means, I’ll be up late on Tuesday, I guess!! What a creative idea—I’m so excited to get it!

  • 134
    Lynne says:

    Oh my! There is no doubt that this is a set that I must have! And to have a set of vintage buttons to go along with it would be heaven! I can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 135

    Adorable! This set will be so much fun to play with.

  • 136
    Sheryl Welles says:

    What an innovative job, Nichole! SO clever and SO fun to put together. It certainly brings a whole new meaning to buttons!! This set is definitely a MUST HAVE! Thank you for thinking “outside the box” and for bringing it to life for all of us!

  • 137
    Mary W says:

    What a wonderful Whimsical set! Love it!! Snowmen, pumpkins turkeys …. just to name a few!!!!! The design team outdid themselves with this one!! Awesome!

  • 138
    Rita says:

    I Love all the Thumbprint books. I used it in the Kindergarten class to make end of the year gifts. Each child would pick out one design (butterfly, catterpillar, sun, etc.),stamp their thumbprint on a small terra cotta pot with acrylic ink, and draw the design with a sharpie pen. Lastly, fill the pot with a flower and dirt…instant gift any parent would LOVE.

  • 139
    Ellen says:

    What a creative and innovative idea! Just love it and would love this set.

  • 140
    Carol L says:

    You’re always way ahead of your league in creative design, but this set is AMAZING!! It’s a streak of genius you were born with and I’m feeling so blessed to be able to share in your wonderful ideas! BRAVO!!

  • 141
    Patti says:

    This is my very favorite set ever from PTI and I am glad to hear you have additional sets of this in the works. Great idea!
    Can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 142
    Hope Jones says:

    I love the cherry and apple stems/leafs and the topiary and the bike..just WOW!

    Other images: barbell(the bar and have 2 buttons for the weights) maybe used for encouraging someone to “workout”, ice cream cone, car and camper(buttons for tires), maybe a “bouncing” line-have the button for the ball!

    πŸ™‚

  • 143
    Yvette says:

    I love this concept to use all those buttons I have. I knew I loved Papertrey for your uniqueness of product.

  • 144
    angel says:

    This is why I LOVE PTI so much!!! You’re such a creative genius! I can’t wait to get my set-obviously a must have!!!

  • 145
    Patricia C. says:

    I needed a set like this and didn’t even know it until now! Love it!!!

  • 146
    Theresa says:

    i love this set. what a cool idea.

  • 147
    Kalyn Kepner says:

    This is such a genius idea! I already have 4 bags of buttons in my cart waiting for my birthday to click “checkout,” so now I’ll have to add this to my list! Good thing the end of July is coming soon. πŸ™‚

  • 148
    jennifer hayes says:

    awsome set! i am amazed by your design concept.

  • 149
    Sandy in Epping says:

    Nichole, you have completely returned me to my own childhood with this set; fingerprint characters, hand outline animals, shadow puppets. What a clever way to utilize ALL those lovely buttons, too!
    Was all set to sit out this month’s offerings, but NOW???? hooked like a hungry fish in a drought.
    And THEN you show us all of the DT’s examples. Absolute FUN, to be sure and certain. Thanks for all you do.

  • 150
    Veronica says:

    Nichole, If I had 1/4 the imagination and talet that you had, I would be ecstatic! Leave it to you to create a whole new stamping concept. This is why I LOVE Papertrey.

  • 151
    Teresa says:

    Are you kidding me??? I loved the Thumbprint art I used to do as a child!! What a Fabulous idea! This is such a cool idea – and I love buttons!! I can see so many neat animals, snowmen, dolls – oooh – so exciting!

  • 152
    colleen foelker says:

    What a truly clever design Nichole, love buttons and now they can truly be a part of the picture!

  • 153
    Lori says:

    I love the new “innovation!” What a clever idea! I would love to see a snowman that goes with the button idea.

  • 154
    Julie W says:

    Wow, what a creative set! Love your cards and can’t wait to check out what the other ladies have put together.

  • 155
    Elise says:

    oh man nichole…..i thought for sure i would be able to behave and not buy anything this month….no can do now!!! these are the cutest and best!! i cannot wait to get them!!!

  • 156
    Paige says:

    This is a must have set for me as I also love the Ed Emberly drawing books. I use them all in my classroom. This set will be fun to use at home for my cards and as a jump start for my elementary students to be creative.

  • 157
    Jenny Young (Pittsburgh, PA) says:

    Wow, wow, WOW!! This is a must have! You and the design team continue to amaze and inspire me everyday! I love the single little tree and the hot air balloons and I could go on… they’re all awesome. I know just the book that inspired you, I had one as a kid and so do my children. My very favorite mother’s day gift was a spring scene they created on a canvas using their tiny little finger prints to make bugs, butterflies, caterpillars,a tree etc. Which by the way would be great additions – bugs!! Any animal would be cute with these. Ok, I’m so excited I’m rambling – great set, love love LOVE it!!

  • 158
    Laura B says:

    Very cute! What fun way to use my buttons!

  • 159
    CarolLynn says:

    What a unique stamp set–so clever and cute!

  • 160
    Margaret Peltier says:

    What a great idea to use up buttons! My favorite so far is the hot air balloons!!! Can’t wait for the full release! thanks for sharing and the opportunities to win prizes!!!

  • 161
    Sarah A says:

    The Thumbprint Book was our favorite growing up and now both my brother and I use it with our kids!!! I think this is my favorite set ever created!

  • 162
    Amy says:

    OH! I can’t wait for release day! Sign me up for this set–it’s awesome!

  • 163
    Angela (SCS monkeymama) says:

    Great preview! Wow, this set really looks like fun! Another must-have! (I also need to check out the thumbprint art books…my kids would love them!)

  • 164
    Melissa sibert says:

    Wow! I see all kinds of possibilities with this set. Buttons, circle punches, patterned papers cut with circle punches, and even maybe we could use our Polka dot basics with these too. Hmmmm…… I have been needing a reason to get out and use my buttons. Love the fun images with this set. Very kid friendly too.

  • 165
    isabel z says:

    OMG, I’m jumping in my seat with joy. As a child I filled pads and pads of paper with the help of Ed Emberley. I couldn’t draw but Ed Emberley helped me create worlds of animals, city scapes, little people… I have introduced his books to my three children and they too enjoy them as much as I do. I would love to see a holiday button bit set. Oh the possibilities for sets are endless–I’m so excited. I love the topiary that you created as well as the cherries. I could list them all as being my favorites:-) Thank you so much for the chance to win such a generous and amazing prize package.

  • 166
    Dani says:

    Oh my gosh, I was just talking about the thumbprint book with my husband the other day but I couldn’t remember the name of it! *off to buy copy of book*

    The stamp set is adorable! So many different possibilities!

  • 167

    oh my gosh! so cute! i love the little bird, and the topiaries! i can’t wait to get my hands on this set!

  • 168
    Marianne says:

    I hadn’t played with buttons much and now see what I’ve been missing out on. I will have to order some of your gorgeouse colors!

  • 169
    NancyF says:

    Love, love, love this set. Nancy

  • 170
    carmen says:

    I LVE THIS, AN EVERYDAY SET

  • 171
    Liz says:

    No wonder you’ve been wanting to share this with us ! So so so so stinkin’ cute ! I’ll start saving my egg money and eating peanut butter sandwiches so I can get all these cuties (that is, if I don’t win ’em !)

  • 172
    leslie says:

    What a clever idea for a stamp set! And ALL THOSE BUTTONS?!?!? Oooh, thanks for the chance to win!

  • 173
    Cass says:

    What a genius idea! Love it!

  • 174
    Sarah W. says:

    I love this set, such a good idea! and so many amazing ideas from the design team.

  • 175
    stacy says:

    This set looks like it will be wicked FUN! You were right I do have to have this one. Endless possibilities and so versatile. Once again Nichole you have rocked the stamping world. Great job!

  • 176
    Susan W. says:

    WOW!! How adorable!!! Just when you think PTI can’t top themselves, they go ahead and do it…out of the ballpark!!! This is a must have set!!! I can’t wait until the 15th!!!

  • 177
    Amy says:

    Wow! You have out done yourself! Just when I thought I had seen everything, you pull out another must have set! I really love all the images, but the cherries, and flower stems really get me. So adorable, so sweet and something new!

  • 178
    Janelle says:

    Wow! What a generous prize — lucky is the girl who wins it!! All the images are so great, but the bicycle is really unique and something that I probably wouldn’t ever attempt to draw by myself (whereas I could attempt a balloon string, flower stem, or tree trunk). The sentiments look perfect, too, as usual. Another set for my wishlist. πŸ™‚ Maybe you’ll take it to CHA??!!

  • 179
    Genevieve says:

    I will have to put by sewing skills at work but again remember the finger prints and might use it like this as well thank you

  • 180
    Vicki (CraftCrazy98) says:

    Oh…….MY……….GOODNESS……..WOW!!!!!!!! (Yes, I am screaming!). This set is freakin’ amazing!!!!!! My jaw is on the floor from all the creative ideas that the design team showed off!! I am literally speechless!!!!

  • 181
    Karen Milone says:

    OMG. I wasn’t really sure about this when I fisrt started reading but I absolutely love this idea!! The topiary card is great, I can’t watit to see more! I hope there will be a Christmas set or a fall set like this.

  • 182
    Pam Wilson says:

    Please don’t ask me to pick a favorite image – IMPOSSIBLE. This is a totally genius set! And yes, you have amazingly talented ladies on your team.

  • 183
    Linda W says:

    Fabulous! I love it all. I think the bicycle is my favorite. So many possibilities!

  • 184
    Tricia Dee says:

    The bird image has definitely captured my heart! For those of us who love buttons, this set is a must!

  • 185
    Charlie B says:

    Love this set. Reminds me of my childhood too. Thanks for designing these!

  • 186
    Pam Reznick says:

    OMG!!!!!!I’ve just bought jars for all my buttons to go into my new craft room. Now I have soooo many more ways to use my buttons!

  • 187
    Angela says:

    I love this concept. Brilliant!

  • 188
    Carla says:

    Love it, love buttons, can’t get much better than this! Unless I win πŸ™‚

  • 189
    lainey says:

    Who would ever think to use buttons this way? Nichole of course! Your creativity just never stops!

  • 190

    This is the most creative set I’ve ever seen hands down. Every image is just perfect! My son loves cars, so maybe some little vintage cars like an old vw bug would be cute. To add to your bicycle, you could do a “bicycle built for two” for weddings or valentines, and even one built for three to welcome a first baby! So many possibilities!

  • 191
    Pamm says:

    My name is Pamm and I am a buttonaholic! I too love to look at all of my button jars lined up! I HAVE to have this one!

  • 192
    Lori H says:

    This set is just adorable. What a great concept! I really appreciate having another way to use my buttons!

  • 193
    Vivian says:

    Button, button, who’s got the button? LOVE these ideas. Love buttons. Thanks for sharing.

  • 194
    AImee says:

    I hope y’all stocked up on buttons!! This might be one of my favorite preview sets ever. The image that really struck me is the hot air balloons, love that!

  • 195
    kerry davis says:

    Wowzers – I love this set!!! The stuff you come up with is truly amazing. How about images geared towards kids – caterpillars, wagons, trucks, one of those old-time pull toys? I really, really wanna win this!!!

  • 196
    Debbie says:

    Nicole and design team, what a wonderful collection of talent among all of you. This is a super innovative set guaranteed to spark creativity in the simplest of souls. I can imagine all sorts of possiblities for every holiday and celebratory day out there…birthdays, anniversaries, 4th of July, halloween, thanksgiving….
    You hit the mark this time!

  • 197
    Kathy Jackson says:

    What a neat concept!! You are so creative. This set looks like it would be sooooooo much fun to play with!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the reveal!!!

  • 198
    Kim says:

    Wow! I have not been a fan of buttons – I LOVE the way they look, but I hate the extra steps of finding a needle and thread. But it looks like you are going to convert me now that they are an integral part of the image!

  • 199
    Darla says:

    This is SO over the top cute and clever!!! Way to go…I LOVE it!! Oh…the endless possibilities!!

  • 200
    Jeni Barbas says:

    This is fantastic! I love the cherries. I can’t wait to see more of Button Bits in the future…oh the possibilities for the holidays!!

  • 201
    Jonele Gressman says:

    WOW! Another GREAT Papertrey set!!!! I love this! I love all those buttons.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jonelle

  • 202
    AImee says:

    I saw enchanted evening blue!!! It’s beautiful πŸ˜€

  • 203
    Diane Schultz says:

    WoW! This is sooo cute. I just gotta have this set. What a wonderful and brillant idea. Can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!

  • 204
    Laurie Gelo says:

    What a completely unique concept. There is none like it in the whole industry. I love that topiary card that you made. I can’t even begin to imagine what other things there should be because it looks like you have it covered.

  • 205
    Sallie says:

    Clever, clever, clever!!! Can’t wait! Love your samples.

  • 206
    sandy says:

    Wow, this is a wonderful way to use more buttons and in diffrent colors. I love it!

  • 207
    Amy says:

    What a clever idea. My children will be wanting to use this as much as I will!

  • 208
    Molly B says:

    What a great idea! Nichole you are amazing! Because I have a 4 year old son I think a cool set of cars, trucks and tractors would be awesome with buttons as wheels.

  • 209
    Carol says:

    What a awesome set. This set will be a must to use up a can of buttons that my mother gave me! The project the design team did are just totatly off the charts!!!! There are so many more ideas, snowmen, animals, bugs, people, so many!! Can’t wait to see what the papertrey design team come up with.

  • 210
    Teresa H says:

    Such a cool idea! Love the cherries and balloons. Can’t wait to see what comes next!

  • 211

    I am so excited about your latest design concept…I already love the vintage buttons and now I’ll have even more ways to use them! And have I seen little peeks at a new polka dot set and a new color blue?!?! I’m really, really excited to see what you confirm next!

  • 212
    NancyC says:

    Seriously, how in the world do you keep coming up with such great ideas? Is your head just spinning all of the time? These are great – congratulations on knocking another one out of the ballpark!

  • 213
    Lawrie says:

    I absolutely love this set! I’ve never seen anything like it! It definitely tops my wish list.

  • 214
    Carla Grace, Middleburg, Florida says:

    I love the new button bits collection, especially the cherries….what a cheerful concept! I too have a collection of the Ed Emberley books and my girls have used them many, many times to create some really cute masterpieces. I also can’t wait for the newests polka dot designs!

  • 215
    Stefanie says:

    Oh my gosh Nichole, these are too stinkin’ cute! Now I NEED all the buttons too.

  • 216
    Lisa G. says:

    OMG, this set is fantastic. What a clever idea for a use of buttons. I just love all the projects. PTI never ceases to amze me.

  • 217
    Avril Tanner says:

    ok… well… I have to say this set takes the cake! Every month I think to myself how are they going to top last months releasee! This set Rocks!!! And all the card samples are just Amazing! I really can not wait till the 15th to get my hands on it!!!

  • 218
    Donna says:

    Love this set (no surprise here). I so love seeing bathtub pic’s of my granddaughter- she enjoys her baths immensely. They make great scrapbook pages. What about using buttons as bubbles, with outline stamps and cute sentiments to wrap around them? Thanks Nichole!

  • 219
    Ashley says:

    This looks like so much fun! It is so cute!

  • 220
    Amanda C. says:

    That is so Cool! I am so excited about this one set. You can do so many wonderful things. Yeah!

  • 221
    Barb N says:

    What fun!! My kids and I still make thumbprint pictures! I really like the flowers – can you ever have too many flowers? I think not!!

  • 222
    Carolyn G. says:

    Okay, you break me up every month!! What an original idea, and a great set. Your team just can’t be beat, way to go! Would love to win!

  • 223
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Wow, I’m back to leave a comment. I just visited all the blogs to see what they did with this darling set!! What fun!! Nichole, this is another winner and a great idea for using those larger buttons in the sets. It’s going to be another fabulous release!

  • 224
    Katie D. says:

    So cute and innovative! Thanks so much for creating such a cool, creative way to use all those buttons!

  • 225
    Melisa says:

    I have no idea how you continue to make the CUTEST and most versatile stamps, but my goodness whatever it is I hope it stays forever b/c PTI is AMAZING!
    I would SO LOVE to see an OWL added to the Button Bits Collection–maybe a couple of sizes like the birds..and wouldn’t a peacock be fun? Now you’ve got my brain going for sure:)

  • 226
    Kim G says:

    This is so clever!! Lots of possiblities, can’t wait to see it all!

  • 227
    ValerieC says:

    You guys are SO awesome! This set is beyond adorable. I marvel at your creativity and talent!!!! The design team did an AMAZING job! Seriously I am so in love with this set and so inspired after looking at all the projects. Thank you for the wonderful oppurtunity to possibly win it! Just AWESOME!!!

  • 228
    Marci says:

    What a cute concept! Would love to see a snowman!! As always, awesome samples!!

  • 229
    Sarah N. says:

    This is too too cute! I guess in the future I’d like to see some trucks, cars, tractors – things you could use for a boy’s birthday card! I’m sure kids would love the texture of buttons on their cards. I hope I win – I was just wondering which buttons to buy first (I somehow have resisted the urge to buy the PTI buttons and just stuck to the stamps miraculously) so if I won that would solve my problem pretty quick! πŸ™‚

  • 230
    Regan says:

    eeeeek the cuteness is killing me..this is brilliant!

  • 231

    The cherries are AMAZING! What a fun way to encourage kids to stamp. My son would love to make little button creatures.

  • 232
    Vania N. Bell says:

    OOOooh! I love it. But I always love everything from Papertrey and your team. By the way would you know the DMC Floss 3 for Scarlet Jewel? Love that color.

    Whatch out SU! Nicole may just blow your doors away!!!!

    VaniamaybelL@hotmail.com

  • 233
    Lori Washburn says:

    I love this~ any new use for buttons is great in my book. It really showcases the variety of your buttons also. πŸ™‚

    Lori Washburn

  • 234
    Suzanne says:

    OMG! I love the set and all the Design team creations. I think my girls could have a blast with this set. They are 9 & 7… summertime activity!!!

  • 235

    This is absolutely adorable and so innovative! I think my favorite is the cute little bird…and I don’t even really like bird stamps! (plus, I call my sister variations on “chick” alot…and one of them is chickadee!)

  • 236
    Diane D. says:

    I love Ed Emberley’s books. What a good idea to translate the concept to stamps and buttons!

  • 237
    Vania N. Bell says:

    Sorry! I meant the DMC Floss # (number) for scarlet jewel.

    Thank you Vaniamay

  • 238
    Sandra B. says:

    Pure genius! You never cease to amaze me with your innovative ideas! I absolutely love this set and am excited there are more Button Bits sets to come. I would love to see a VW bug car in the future. Oh, and that thumbprint book kept me occupied for many hours when I was a child. I will definitely have to look for that next time I make a trip to the bookstore. Love your samples and the design team’s also – amazing!

  • 239
    jennifer Zimmerman says:

    This would be the prize to win. How totally cute. Love. Love Love

  • 240
    Paula says:

    These are so cute! I have lots of buttons and love them, but don’t seem to use them as often as I should! This would be a great way to do that!!

  • 241
    Tricia says:

    I love the hot air balloons and the bird. those are so cute. I think these are great!

  • 242

    The everyday buttons set is so clever. What a great way to utilize a scrap item in a new way. So cute. What about a summer fun button basics set. Beach balls, Snow cones, Ice cream cones, etc. How cute would that be? The image that I just can’t resist is all of them. The topiary is just so tasteful yet whimsical, the hot air balloons, who could resist that. Oh and the bicycle is just super cute. I could go on and on. Thanks to all the designers at Papertreyink for a quality product.

  • 243
    Sherry says:

    This set is a MUST have! I love buttons and everyone’s samples are fabulous! Thanks Nichole!!

  • 244

    Holy cow! I wasn’t so sure from the sneak peeks, but now that I see your samples, I see that this set is AMAZING! How very clever of you to come up with this. They are all so cute and fun, but the balloons sealed the deal for me! And of course, the birds…cuz of my name, ya see!! πŸ˜‰ Now I just have to figure out how to make a button look like a robin!

  • 245
    Angie Hamill says:

    WOW THAT IS SO COOL. I remember making little mice with my thumbprints… This is such a cool Idea and I loved all of your examples and the girls’ as well. I think my favorite has to be the cherries and with that Scarlet Jewel buttons… OMG beautiful… would love to win this set…=o)

  • 246
    Laura says:

    These are so cute!! I LOVE buttons–how fun to hvae so many ways to put them on your projects!!

  • 247
    Sandy Kay says:

    Just when I thought I had enough stamp sets…you come out with this! If I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the trees…no, the topiary…well, maybe the bike…ahhh, the cherries – oh well, you get where I’m going!

  • 248
    Elaine says:

    Wow, so inventive! What a great way to use buttons. I love the cherry and topiary images!

  • 249
    Sheryl Busse says:

    Absolutely am in love with this stamp set. Every month I think, I need to cut back a little, I have so many stamp sets already. Every month you girls amaze me and I “just gotta have this one too”. THIS one is definately a “must have”. So many endless possibilities. Oh….I love buttons!

  • 250
    Beth B says:

    a very interesting idea. I like the cherries the best.

  • 251
    J Jensen says:

    I’m truly inspired and love this creative idea! You must have been bursting at the seams to keep this until now!

  • 252
    Lizzie Jones says:

    Holy Moses! I’m not even sure what to say. I thought the topiary was amazing and I was totally ready to buy the set after that sample, but then I saw the hot air balloons and the bicycle…I had to pick my jaw up off of the floor and stop squealing long enough to comment (squealing will continue shortly, I’m sure). I can’t really explain how excited I am about this set (and, frankly, I may make like Ed Emberley and employ my thumbs on occasion…just for the fun of it).

    As for additional images, how about an ice cream cone, lollypop, or a wrapped hard candy. Oh, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what you’ll think up next!

  • 253
    Bev says:

    I have played with the thumbprint book too. This new stamp set is a wonderful idea!

  • 254
    Michelle Michael says:

    You never cease to amaze me with all the wonderful ideas from you and your team.Thanks for keeping this world of stamping fresh & new!

  • 255
    Megan Lock says:

    Fantastic concept!! I love these.

  • 256
    Tami F says:

    Wow! What a great idea–I can’t wait to try some of these out.

  • 257
    L@ure says:

    What a wonderful idea ! It’s so simple but it was thinking. This is great. Tnahk’s for this sharing!
    L@ure

  • 258
    Kelley says:

    Oh my goodness! I am so excited about this stamp set…. this is so fun! I will be placing my order at midnight to make sure I get one!!!! You are so creative….

  • 259
    Leora says:

    I love Ed Emberley and I LOVE this set! Amazing! I can’t wait…OH, and other animals and abstract shapes would be fun…

    Good luck to all,
    Leora

  • 260
    iluvpaper2 says:

    Oh, W O W! Your ideas are fantabulous! I love the birds and the topiary. I love your topiary card it is so classy1 I can’t wait till the 15th!

  • 261
    Dottie K says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a great concept! I love buttons and this is perfect. Can’t wait to see whatelse you come up with. This is such a versatile set. The DT did an amazing job and love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win a great set along with all those yummy buttons! πŸ™‚

  • 262
    Kim2 says:

    I have to say, at first, I wasn’t so sure about this set….but after viewing all the beautiful cards…I’m hooked! This set really takes cardmaking to a whole new level! Genius!! Thank you for your creativity!! Kim S.

  • 263
    Meredith says:

    WOW! This set is SO COOL – I too have been fascinated with buttons since I was a child – I had a collection of them in all different shapes, colors and sizes. Such a terrific prize package – THANKS SO MUCH for the chance to win it!

  • 264
    Jennifer Peddicord says:

    This is THE most fabulous stamp set I’ve seen in a while. The possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • 265
    Julia Aston says:

    Just when I think there cannot possibly be anything new – I check your blog and there it is – something new!!! I just love the idea of this and your samples are wonderful – that bird is adorable – off to check out the other ladies now!!

  • 266
    Antoinette says:

    What a great set! This was also one of my favorite books growing up! Great idea, can’t wait to get my hands on this one too!!

  • 267
    Loydene says:

    I also love Emberly’s thumbprint books! But … never thought to translate them into button bits!!

  • 268
    Mindy says:

    I absolutely love HOT AIR BALLOONS. That would be a great set all on it’s own and would be wonderful to be able to have a basket or two for the bottoms and patterned balloons and in the end somehow (even though these don’t have anything to do with each other) add an ice cream cone to the set and use the balloons as the ice cream. Buttons for owl eyes, or just plain circles/scallops with patterns. I think I could go on all day. Thanks for this wonderful set and chance to win!!!!

  • 269
    Rachel says:

    You’ve done it again! I’m so excited to see what you guys come up with each month. Thanks for creating such cute and irresistible stamps! The sample are TOO CUTE!!! Great job! πŸ™‚

  • 270
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Oh my, Nichole, you have REALLY outdone yourself! That little birdie card made my heart sing! For future images, maybe some buggy themes like a ladybug or caterpillar or butterfly!

  • 271
    Denise says:

    This is so cute! I can hardly wait!

  • 272
    Ginny Schleich says:

    What a cute concept! I just love the cherries! And I love buttons! Really? The chance to win 17 bags of beautiful, colorful, wonderful buttons? Thanks!

  • 273
    Leilani says:

    Cute and Clever! I love the bird and the hot air balloons. It’s amazing what goes through your mind. I love it!

  • 274
    Kristy says:

    This set is so cute, I think this release month is going to be an expensive one!! So for I want just about everything!

  • 275
    Kristy Rooney says:

    Wow this set would be perfect for me. I have so many buttons that I never seem to use.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kristy πŸ™‚

  • 276
    Rita says:

    Brilliant concept, Nichole! I love the innovative thinking that goes into the design of PTI stamp sets! You continue to raise the bar in this industry! It’s not just designing “in the pursuit of cute” (even though I love that, too). You are staying true to the vision of simple with endless possibilities! Each month you prove why PTI stands out in the crowd! BRAVO! As far as future sets for the buttons, I would love to see themed sets: animals (penguin, elephant, bear, mouse, monkey, giraffe), transportation (wagon, train, truck, bus), holiday/occasion (ornaments, snowman, ice cream cones), nature (trees, flowers, snowflakes),…LOL…endless possibilities!

  • 277
    stephanie lynn says:

    Absolutely adorable. I plan on using the apple image for my Jewish New Year cards!

  • 278
    Suzy says:

    Ah! LOVE IT! I kept telling my husband…come look..come look! She’s just so clever! I love buttons too! This will be on my buy list FOR SURE!

  • 279
    Cheryl Sims says:

    This is the most creative set I have ever seen. Oh the possibilities!!! Thank you so much for sharing such great ideas. PTI is the BEST.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 280
    lisa k in tx says:

    what a genius way to use up all of those buttons we all have stashes of!! Very clever! thanks, lisa k in tx

  • 281
    Kathy W says:

    This set will fly off the shelves; so fun to incorporate buttons into the images…and I have loved that thumbprint art book for years! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 282
    Joan B says:

    I hope this is available at CHA as I am loving it! You are so clever…

  • 283
    Kim Z says:

    Oh!! I can’t believe how absolutely ingeniously adorable this set is! You ladies ROCK!!!!!

  • 284
    Kate W. says:

    I can hardly wait to use my BBBs (big black buttons) for the bike tires! Lisa Johnson’s card and her idea of using the patterned paper to line the buttons are brilliant. To say that my dad loves bikes is an understatement and I can hardly wait to make him something with this set! The group post today and the stamp set are amazing…that is an understatement as well!

  • 285
    cknutti says:

    Wow! What a creative combination of stamps and buttons. I think you may have me sold on buttons yet…I’ve been hesitant, but you’re changing my mind.

  • 286
    Janet Zeppa says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I’m in love! They are too stinkin’ adorable!!!

  • 287
    kathy logan says:

    what a cute idea…….these are great for so many occasions…….I can see them on place cards at a spring brunch.

    Kathy L……

  • 288
    Amy Hallagin says:

    Oh. My. Goodness!!! What will you guys think of next?!? I just {heart} the vintage buttons!!! What an absolutely PERFECT stamp set for those sweet buttons!!!

  • 289
    Erin Mattson says:

    WOW! Thats about all I have to say – this is an ingenious idea!! I can’t wait to get my hands on THIS set! I love all of the images, so very versatile! You’ve done it again….

  • 290
    Diane says:

    Oh my gosh! You and the design team have outdone yourselves–again! This set totally inspires creativity. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing! Diane

  • 291
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    Wow – all the possibilities. I don’t know what I like the best, although the simple topiary tree has so many options for color and use.

  • 292
    Kacey says:

    WOW – I had no clue what you were talking about with the cherries mage, AWESOME idea!!! As for more images, hmmm… how about a car, maybe a frog or a pig, how about a pretty circular wispy flourishy thingy (how’s that for technical?) so you could add the button to the center?

  • 293
    Sue says:

    WOW- what an awesome idea!!! This are so cute. I just can’t get over all the cool things that you an do, and to think that is is only one part of a future collection

  • 294
    Melissa F. says:

    What a great set and totally unique idea for a stamp set. I especially love the bird and the cherries. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the next set.

  • 295
    AnneSATX says:

    Totally cool! My favorite is the flowers, but they all are so adorable. If you are going to add more, I’d say we need pumpkins, spiders, cats, dogs, mice, … And of course, everyone else is making some great suggestions. Brilliant!

  • 296
    Mary Duffek says:

    ok……how stinkn’ cool is that!!!!! Oh my goodness you totally rock…seriously!!! Wowzers….this is a must have! You’re a genius. I can’t wait to see what other fun things are being released this month.

  • 297
    Deb says:

    What a wonderful idea! The samples show so much imagination. This was one idea I had never even thought of, but now can’t comtemplate how I can be without it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 298
    Mimi H. says:

    I’m amazed at your great ideas. And the design team did a wonderful job showcasing the many possibilities with this set. All the samples are beautiful.

  • 299
    glorie says:

    What a fantastic idea! I love the little birdie πŸ™‚

  • 300
    Sue L says:

    No chance of winning anything as I am in the UK, you ladies are so lucky to have the chance to buy all the beautifull stamps and accessories from Nichole. One day I will get a set of Polka Dot basics which are my very favourite set of stamps.

  • 301
    annawas says:

    This set will be amazing! My mind is already churning with all of the possibilities! Thank you… thank you… thank you!

  • 302
    itsterry says:

    What an absolutely marvelous and innovative idea for a stamp set!! And, I love Ed Emberly and also used his books with my girls. I would say an entire animal set would be possible!

  • 303
    Karen (karenannj) says:

    Love this set. All the images are great. I especially love the bike. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with using this concept.

  • 304
    Deanna says:

    Brilliant, I am in Awe!

  • 305
    Jacque says:

    OMG! How brillant! Love, LOVE, love this set! Too many possiblities, can’t wait to use this set!

  • 306
    Lia says:

    What a cute idea! I’d love to see some Christmas bits.

  • 307
    Julie Smith says:

    GET OUT OF TOWN!!!!!!!!!
    what??? seriously???? i am in total awe!
    amazing. i LOVE it. at very first i thought what the heck. then came that little bird. you are one smart chick ms Nichole.
    as for more images. i think i see Christmas ornaments.

  • 308
    Pam says:

    geeze….another set i HAVE to have *grins* i LOVE buttons!!!

  • 309
    Dianna D says:

    Love this set! How about a family set?

  • 310
    Anne G says:

    This concept is fabulous! It’s making me look at my buttons in a whole different way. Another great idea from PTI.

  • 311
    Katarina M says:

    Amazing idea Nichole! Just wait till you start seeing all the copy cats out there taking off with this ‘new’ idea, I sense the start of a huge new trend!

  • 312
    Megan Olsen says:

    Every single piece of this set looks amazing – I LOVE it!! I think the hot air balloons are really striking me, and I cannot wait to play with this set! You rock!

  • 313
    HeidiQ says:

    oh, my gosh…………this is SO creative – what a FUN stamp set!!!

  • 314
    tracy harp says:

    Love this clever idea!! Your creative well never runs dry, does it?? Can’t wait to see more.

  • 315

    Wow! This looks like such a fun set! Lots of ideas here and even more in my head as I am inspired by the creations from each of the design team members! Thanks for continuing to create such great products for us to enjoy!

  • 316
    Rosemary D says:

    When I saw the sneak peak I knew it was going to be a set to use with buttons!! What a great idea!! Love it!

  • 317
    Kim H says:

    Oh my goodness I am in so much trouble this month! This set is genius! I love all the samples the ladies created and the sneak peeks of the other upcoming sets and colors. I’m super excited for this relese!

  • 318
    Mindy says:

    Oh my! I can see that I NEED to add to my button stash! The topiary & flowers & cherries are fantastic!

  • 319
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    Now the wait is just killing me. I absolutely L-O-V-E this set. I love buttons, too. So, this definitely is a perfect fit for me. For the holidays, I would love to see an additions sets that has arms for a snowman and antlers for reindeer. Oh, I just can’t wait. Thanks, Nichole.

  • 320

    Awesome, Brilliant and Clever! You always make everything look so easy like abc and I can hardly wait to get this totally clever set. So many possibilities!!! Really, you guys are so, so talented!

  • 321

    Oh my Gosh….this set is a definite must have for me….I love buttons and what you have made possible to do with them is amazing….And to won this would be the Ultimate Prize….thanks for this chance…

  • 322
    Laurel Beard says:

    PLEASE stop with the cuteness. My wallet. My poor, poor wallet! I love buttons. As a matter of fact, my son’s nickname is button because he is just as “cute as a button!!!” I see this crossing over into a Christmas/Winter set real soon. Snowman, Penguins, Ornaments….. LOVE IT! Hurry up and get here July 15!!!

  • 323
    Maya says:

    what a cute set! so many possibilities! I think the birdies are my favorites πŸ™‚

  • 324
    Ketha says:

    OH MY…I’m in button heaven. This set is absolutely fabulous. I think your choices are wonderful and can see more coming down the pike. Besides those mentioned, bear, snowmen, etc.. I can see pumpkins, black-eyes susans, hanging Christmas ornaments, old fashioned tricycle (big and small wheel)..the possibilites are endless. Thanks for the opportunity to win…. I want…no…I NEED this set badly.

  • 325
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    oh, Wow! Wow! Wow! If this isn’t the most darling set. Nichole, once again you breathed new life into my stamping. I can’t wait to see it in it’s entirety as well as the upcoming sets. Oh, WOW! Thank you.

  • 326

    Wow! This is just amazing, Nichole! SO creative and fun – the possibilities are endless!

  • 327
    Holly Field says:

    I LOVE IT!

  • 328
    Cathy Green says:

    Oh, My! This is such a great idea! What a fabulous way to use stamps and buttons together! Love this!!!

  • 329
    Conniecrafter says:

    such a cute set, love your idea of the floss instead of ribbon too, being a cross-stitcher I have alot of that in my stash!

  • 330
    LizzieD says:

    This set is fantastic and very versitle. I love it!

  • 331
    Winnie says:

    Great idea! It will be great to make cards for people who don’t “craft” as I haven’t seen anything like this so I am sure they haven’t. It will help me use my button stash! I have a suggestion for you too..Have you given any thought to selling a bag of various color buttons as like a grabbag idea? So far I purchased a few bags of your buttons and love them, but would love to have some more colors but feel guilty getting more at this time as I have so many of the 2 colors.. Just a thought I thought I would share..
    Thanks for this great set idea…Can’t wait.

  • 332
    Betty Keefe says:

    I am a children’s librarian and the Ed Emberly books have always been a favorite of mine for coordinating reading and a craft for children. Also am a button lover and stamper – what more could I ask for!!

  • 333
    Theresa says:

    OMG so SO cool, and another excuse to keep collecting buttons!

    LOVE it

  • 334
    Mindy says:

    What a COOL idea!

  • 335
    Trish says:

    I am in awe of the incredible talent you and everyone on your design team have. This set is absolutely sure to fly off the shelves. Thanks for the inspiraton.
    Trish

  • 336
    Jackie says:

    What an innovative idea! I love buttons but am usually at a loss as to how to use them on a card and this set solves that problem very well!!

  • 337
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Fabulous set! I love buttons too and these are the cutest little images to use with buttons! Love the sample cards! TFS!

  • 338
    Kristy says:

    This is my absolute favorite and inventive set from PTI. I LOVE it and I can’t wait to order! I bet these will sell out fast. Just incredible!!!!!!!!

  • 339
    Chelle says:

    Wow.za. What an awesome set!! Looks like I could be making my first PTI purchase awfully soon (I’d rather win though!)

  • 340

    I absolutely LOVE this! I think the little birdie and cherries are my favourite images I have seen so far…… My mind is spinning to use the millions of punches I have too!

  • 341
    Wendy Todd says:

    Oh my goodness, Nichole, what an AMAZING concept! So simple, and yet, I never would have thought of something like this in a million years! I already adored buttons, now I am just not going to be able to get enough of them! I am adding this set to my ever growing wishlist!

  • 342
    Wendy H. says:

    This is my absolute favorite set you’ve come out with! I love the idea and I LOVE buttons!

  • 343
    Chrystal says:

    Cool!

  • 344
    kara says:

    The bicycle and the hot air balloon really made this set a must have for me. What a great concept!
    Kara

  • 345
    Pattie Brown says:

    Nichole – You are the “Queen” of design. This is the most amazing set ever……I can not wait to get it. I love buttons too! What a great combo!!!

  • 346
    Becky C says:

    This truly is an incredibly genius idea, LOVE it!

  • 347
    Samantha T. says:

    Wow, this is amazing. I think this is an awesome, awesome idea. Wow!

  • 348
    Janis says:

    Awesome concept! This is such a unique idea and I’m glad to hear there will be a series of sets, not just this one. Love that the idea came from the thumbprint book!

    Bravo!

  • 349
    Amykae says:

    Omgosh! How crazy-cute! I luuuuvvv the topiary and the cherries. I think I’d also have a great time using circle punches and DSL in place of the buttons for another look. Seriously, too cute!

  • 350
    Connie M. says:

    what a creative concept and a versatile set. Love the balloons and the topiary-can’t wait to get it!

  • 351
    Tammy says:

    Wow! how completely innovative of you! I am now looking at my collection of buttons in a whole new way…….

  • 352
    Kari Eklund says:

    Very creative! You’ve done it again, Nichole:)

  • 353
    betty lou says:

    As a button freak that loves to stamp, this set makes me soooooooooo happy! I try to place at least one button on the cards I make, but now…….oh, my!!! Thanks for the chance to win the set AND buttons:D!!!

  • 354
    Heather Curoe says:

    This is THE coolest set ever. I really love the sentiments. I love reading everyones comments. It seems like this set is creating a lot of great ideas! Can’t wait!

  • 355
    Judy S says:

    Nichole, you are absolutely a STAR! I LOVE this idea! And to think you will have additional sets with this same concept …. just wonderful! Your projects are all so cute, and the design team has done an exceptional job as well!

  • 356
    Kelly B says:

    Love this … another must have set!! I could use this over and over. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 357

    This is a super fun set — again right up my alley for someone who doesn’t color images…AND who loves BUTTONS!! Yippeee — what a winner, Nichole.

  • 358
    Laurel S says:

    OMG, what a darling set! A great excuse to buy more buttons! Love it!

  • 359
    Laurel Beard says:

    By the way Nichole, I just bought the entire collection of Ed’s books off of Amazon! Couldn’t choose between each of them so I took them all! πŸ™‚

  • 360
    Corryn Morris-Fisco says:

    That is just adorable. I love it!

  • 361
    Tracey Adams says:

    What an AWESOME set! And the ideas you all provided…amazing!! This is a must have for sure!!

  • 362
    alanna says:

    So innovative. I’ve been wondering what this set would be like ever since the sneak peek of it. So cute and endless possibilities. And I love buttons as well.

  • 363
    Mona says:

    I’m always amazed each month what you come up with for new sets!! I love buttons too and will love playing with this set as I do with all the sets I purchase from PTI! Thanks for all the inspiration from you and your design team.

  • 364
    Tamara W says:

    OMG! This is SO totally amazing I could hardly stay in my chair!! I am not a person that usually NEEDS to order on the 15th but this month sure is different!! I also love buttons but have a hard time using them . . . until now. Thanks so much for this “so cool” set. I am not all that creative but what about a snowman or cat and dog set? Can’t wait to see more . . .

  • 365
    Jerri K says:

    Buttons have always been one of my favorite things. I have often gone to auctions and bought jars and tins of buttons. This set will be wonderful to use with my collection.

  • 366
    Maureen L says:

    When I first saw this I thought hmmmm … but as I look at all the options I really love it. I LOVE buttons and having ways to integrate them into the card is so cool.

    Thanks!

  • 367
    Katie L. says:

    What a clever–and cute–idea. I love the bird and the flowers and topiary. The cherries, too!
    Although it doesn’t have anything to do with the button concept, I would love to see Papertrey do something with reading/books.

  • 368
    Lola Goldberg says:

    I will never understand how you all manage to create such amazing products and projects month after month! These buttons are just lovely. I’m thinking the buttons could lend themselves to a set involving Christmas ornaments — that could be fun.

  • 369
    khadijah says:

    I just recently discovered you and I am simply WOW’d by the creativity here. The buttons and bits set is soooo cool!

  • 370
    Angie Cortes says:

    Pure genius!! This is a set I will reach for over and over!!

  • 371
    Jean in NH says:

    What an awesome concept!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the topiaries!!

  • 372
    Melisa Hunter says:

    What an awesome stamp set! You have the most incredible buttons! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and thanks for the chance to win.

  • 373
    Lee Anne says:

    I’m still in shock over all of this! This is an absolute amazing stamp set and your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I can already see that this may be an “I Want It All” month – which scares me quite a bit. I’ve never pushed that button!

  • 374
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I can’t decide if the topiary or the hot air balloons are my favorite.
    17 bags of buttons would be heaven!

  • 375
    Stacy says:

    All I can say is, WOW. These samples have me counting down the days til the 15th! I simply MUST have this set, and a whole bunch of buttons! You truly have outdone yourself this time!

  • 376
    Lisa B. says:

    What a fun and clever idea for buttons!!! I love your collection of buttons so this would be a GREAT prize to win!

  • 377
    charity says:

    oh my goodness! these are adorable! love them! my favorite is the tree! i loved becky’s card! snowmen and ornaments would be awesome! a caterpillar, ant, car, truck (buttons as tires on both of those), other fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, grapes, onions), bubbles, etc. this will be tons of fun!
    what a great idea!!!

  • 378
    Sue says:

    This is the cutest idea for a stamp set EVER! I can’t wait to get it. I love, love, love the cherries! Brilliant Nichole!

  • 379
    TracyTracy says:

    Well, I was really wondering after the sneak peek, and now I know and I love it!! Especially the topiary, all very cool.

  • 380
    Denise January says:

    Ohh my gosh! This is TOO fabulous! I am a button fanatic and love, love, LOVE this! Brilliant!!

  • 381
    pj says:

    oh waaaaaaay fun!! thanks so much for creating this for us to play with!!!

  • 382
    Charlene says:

    Oh my word! I was so excited about this set just after seeing your examples. But then to see what the DT did as well. This is a definite must-have set. And I love how all of the images are not one theme – making these set super versatile. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  • 383
    Ruth Allmart says:

    OMG I remember getting that thumprint book from the library as a kid and loving it too πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get my hands on this set! I love the tree and topiary images and the bicycle too, heck I love ’em all. I would love to see zoo animals, bugs and people, a whole family. Nichole you rock!

  • 384
    Jennifer M. says:

    Oh wow, this is so CLEVER! I will be stopping by the DT’s blogs to really investigate this set. Great job.

  • 385
    Alyssa says:

    What a great set! I think Christmas ornaments would be cute and snowmen :o)

  • 386

    This set is just too cute! My daughter would have a blast with this one!

  • 387
    Lauri Gulotta says:

    Well, I didn’t think you could possibly get any more creative, but boy, was I wrong!! I am just amazed at how clever and cute this concept is, and can’t wait to have this set. I think the cherry is my favorite image, as I’ve been vacationing in Door Co., WI, since I was a little girl, and Door Co. is all about cherries! My mom will love a card set made for her using that image, as she now lives there in the warm months.

  • 388
    Laurie W. says:

    This is amazing! And a MUST HAVE! I can’t wait to see more!!! πŸ™‚

  • 389
    Gail says:

    Wow! I can not wait to start playing with this new set! This is why I can’t wait for the count down every month–such unique and creative ideas! I am going out to the library in search of Ed Emberley’s book for my kiddos! They are at the perfect age to start enjoying making some thumbprint characters!! Thanks Nichole!

  • 390
    Staci Miserlian says:

    Oh, yeah, this is cute to the max!! I was thinking snowman first off, which I see others have said. How about a dinner plate at a place setting? Wheels on a wheelchair for a “get well” card or just “thinking of you” for someone who might be wheelchair bound? It’s a great concept, that’s for sure!

  • 391
    Jana says:

    I think this is about the cutest stamp set I have ever seen. Brilliant! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Sure hope you’ve made alot! πŸ™‚

  • 392
    Linda B says:

    Oh wow! This is the cutest idea ever! So creative! Seriously, genius.

  • 393
    Donna Goodell says:

    This set is brilliant!!!!!!!! There is nothing out there like this. I have to have this set, and now I can easily use buttons as a focal point. I am in love xxxxoooo

  • 394
    Wendy says:

    I’ve been holding out on getting the buttons, but this set is definitely going to push me over the edge!

  • 395
    Alyssa B says:

    I am lovin that little chick! I cant wait to get my hands on these stamps!Thankyou papertrey ink!

  • 396

    THUD!! OH MY WOW, Nichole!! I am stunned into complete stamping bliss!!! AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!!!! How do you stand yourself? πŸ™‚

    One of my buttons looks like a baseball…maybe an All Star Addition with buttons for the sports balls?

  • 397
    saral says:

    WOW! I love this set. I really liked the cherries and the flowers, although the bird is super cute too. This is such a cool idea Nicole. Once again, you have out done yourself!

  • 398
    Melissa H says:

    This is an awesome concept! I am going to have to have this set for sure. For future sets it would be fun to see a snowman, the sun and grapes. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 399
    Tracey Anderson says:

    This set is amazing. Who doesn’t love buttons? This is definitely a must on my list!

  • 400
    Jennifer says:

    To cute! Love it!

  • 401
    Gwen Snater says:

    Oh wow!…I am in love (AGAIN) LOL!!! seriously though…this set is amazing!!

  • 402
    Sheena B says:

    What a lovely concept! Makes we want to go see how many buttons I have hiding in my craft room!

  • 403
    Candyf says:

    This is a genuinely brillant idea. I’ve used buttons on stamped images before but never would have thought to create an entire stamp set around the concept — just brillant!

  • 404
    Peg says:

    This is amazing! It’s a “gotta have!” Can’t wait to get it.

  • 405
    Kelly R says:

    wow, wow, WOW! this set looks so fun! and i was absolutely amazed at all the sample cards! i think i have to go back now and drool over it some more. πŸ˜‰

  • 406
    Reebs says:

    This set is incredible! I love it when you can add dimension to projects.

  • 407
    Kelly Pitzlin says:

    Simply put, AMAZING!!!!!!! I just came across this book not that long ago, and never, in a hundred million years did the thought of doing something like this, occur to me! Simply Amazing!

  • 408
    Sue D says:

    Very clever! I have one of the thumbprint books–I will have to bring it out. Of course Christmas is a great theme for buttons–trees, wreaths, jingle bells etc. More animals would be cute too–how about a cute pig?

  • 409
    Sue C says:

    This has to be one of the greatest ideas yet. I have not purchased any buttons, but now I have a list of colors to order.
    What a wonderful idea.

  • 410
    Jennifer says:

    So fabulous, so truely unique!!

  • 411
    Lisa Henke says:

    omg! that is such a way cool set. I’m lovin’ it!

  • 412
    Danielle G. says:

    This set is SO adorable – what a brilliant idea! And, giving away 17 bags of buttons – be still my heart!

  • 413
    Jackie W. says:

    WOW!!!! I absolutely love this idea and will get it for sure! I love the birds the most, but also the topiary…all of them are amazing! I hope I win it, but if not I will get it myself. Thanks for this great set!

  • 414
    Maile Belles says:

    What a fantastic idea!!! You are one talented lady! Can’t wait to try this set!

  • 415
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    Wow, what a great idea! It’s simply amazing at what you are able to come up with, I am in awe! I would love to see some holiday themed sets using this concept, Christmas (snowmen obviously), but Halloween pumpkins, Valentine candies, Easter bunnies…the possibilities are endless!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 416
    Christine Rogus says:

    WOW!!! SO AMAZING!!! I am so excited because I want everything so far that’s been peeked, but so sad because I am on that darn budget my husband says!! DARNIT!! Great job!!!

  • 417
    Laura says:

    The birds are darling! What a great idea. Can’t wait for the release in just e few short days!!!

  • 418
    Cindyc says:

    Very clever… can’t wait to see what other ideas you can come up with!

  • 419
    Barbra L. says:

    Woopie! Love this concept! I just won a fingerprint “button” book at a tricky tray and imagine my surpize when I saw this set! How fab and fantastic! Looking forward to seeing the whole set!

  • 420
    Kristina says:

    This set is BRILLIANT! I can’t believe what the design team has done with it! Love the Look, the feel and everything about it.

  • 421
    Kimber says:

    Love it, love it, love it. Your talents are endless Nichole. This is a “must have” in my book.

  • 422
    Julia Diane says:

    Is this just the most adorable concept ever!?!!! Way to go, Nichole! This set is gonna be so much fun… I’m gonna bet this one sells out immediately!
    Thanks for the chance to win BIG!!

  • 423
    k prakken says:

    What a cool concept. I love the images you designed to be used with the buttons.

  • 424
    Angela H. says:

    This set looks awesome! I had a ton of Ed Emberley books as a kid and was equally inspired by them…
    I can definitely see holiday images working — pumpkins, ornaments, wreaths, etc. Fun times!

  • 425
    Angela says:

    Absolutely LOVE this!!! I need to get my hands on this!!!

  • 426
    Tensy Bodker says:

    This stamp set is so darling…what an original way to use buttons on cards!

  • 427
    Sandy Thelen says:

    Just when I think you have come up with the coolest thing ever go show us something even better! I LOVE THIS!!!!

  • 428
    danni says:

    absolutely brilliant! this is a must-have, can NOT wait.

    christmas, definitely. snowmen, ornaments, triangle trees (i have a couple of triangles in my assortment of pti buttons), gifts under the tree, swooon, definitely christmas.

  • 429
    Natalie S says:

    This is so completely original! Love it! I love buttons, too, and this is really “out of the box” and a great way to showcase all those fab buttons! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 430
    Debbie says:

    This set is a definite MUST HAVE!!! I love all the stamps as well as all the examples.
    You gals are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!{:O)Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 431
    Colleen says:

    Holy Button Bits! This set is freakin’ FABULOUS!!! The DT made such awesome creations with this set….time to start investing in all the buttons from PTI…I’ll be needing this one!

  • 432

    I would love to see the 2008 colors in a mixed button pack – to match all the fun pattered paper I’ve been buying!

  • 433
    Jennifer L. says:

    Sooooo cute and clever! Can’t wait to get this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 434
    RenΓ©e K says:

    All I can say is ….GENIUS!!! What great samples from your team, too.

  • 435
    Jeni says:

    I think this set is one of my absolute favorites! I can’t wait until the 15th. Around here golf is a favorite summer time activity. A little tee would be cute so that you could put a button on it for the golf ball.

  • 436
    Myrna Holstrom says:

    I have always struggled with using buttons, but this set just may break me out of my box – I love all of the buttons in the PTI collection, but was not sure how to use them. Another creative breakthrough!!! Endless possibilities…

  • 437
    Jess says:

    WOW! When I saw that cherry stem sneak peek, it never occurred to me that the gray circles would be buttons! So clever!!!

  • 438
    Marie says:

    Oh my gosh – this is just one of the most ingenious/original stamp sets EVER!! I love it and of course it goes perfectly with all of your lovely buttons. Thanks for the chance to win it and them. This is fabulous!!

  • 439
    Kathyc on SCS says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the cutest set EVER!!! I cannot wait to have it in my collection! I LOVE the cherries and the hot air balloons; now I’m off to all the blogs to drool over the other samples!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 440
    Renee V. says:

    Oh. My. Goodness.
    What an absolute fun set! The images (all of them) just make me smile!
    I wonder if you could do a holiday themed set…. pumpkins for Halloween, bunnies for Easter, snowman for winter…
    Hugs!
    Renee

  • 441
    cindy e says:

    This has got to be the most ingenious use of stamps ever. I adore it! Pick me, pick me:)

  • 442

    I’m LOVING this set, Nichole! You never cease to amaze us!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 443
    Kristi H. says:

    WOW! That’s all I have to say – Wow!

  • 444

    Wow – Nichole – this is such an awesome idea! I love all the designs – with my favorites being the balloons and bicycle – I can’t wait to use these stamps. One of my most prized possessions is a thumb print pictures my son did in preschool – he’s 27 now – and I still have it proudly displayed on our wall. It brings back the greatest memories. This set would be great fun to do with kids of all ages. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • 445
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    Just totally FUN! What a creative mind you have. You have my wheels turning already with so many possibilities!!! Can’t wait to see what all comes in this set or those that will follow.

  • 446
    Melissa (smileytexan) says:

    Oh my goodness. . .this set is simply ADORABLE!!! I love Ed Emberley’s books and your creations from this idea are fabulous!! This is number 1 on my MUST HAVE list for sure!! So cute!!

  • 447
    CrazyCurl says:

    Can you believe I still haven’t tried using buttons? This is such a cute idea… I think you may have won me over πŸ™‚

  • 448
    Gina Sisco says:

    Once again, over the top fantastic. Thanks for keeping us inspired Nichole.

  • 449
    Kimberly S says:

    I’ve been singing the old partridge song “I think love you” in my head, since I spied that cute little button birdie. he is perfect!

  • 450
    Lindsey Larsen says:

    This set is incredible! I’m absolutely dying to get it, and I’ve never wanted to win a prize package so bad. πŸ˜‰ The cards the designers made were all so different and beautiful in their own way. I love the fruitful set, but I was wishing there was a cherry…now my wishes have been fulfilled. So for ideas…off the top of my head..pregnant belly, pumpkins, cauldron, spiders, bats, candy, ice cream cone, bugs, (snail, ladybug, beetle, etc.) bears (or other animals), cars, tractors, fish, snowmen, Christmas ornaments, etc. Oh, you could (and I’m sure will) do so much with this.

  • 451
    Lori says:

    What a fabulous idea for incorporating buttons! The birdie is just the cutest!

  • 452
    Katie says:

    What an wonderful idea! You’re amazing, Nichole!

  • 453
    Jessica says:

    Wow!!! What a fantastic idea for a set!! I always loved those Ed Emberly thumbprint pictures! I can’t wait to see this set!! I’m off to go look at all your fabulous designers’ cards!

  • 454
    Chantel says:

    Oh my gosh… this is the most DARLING concept! There are so many possibilities – I love it! Absolutely a must-have and I can hardly wait till the 15th!

  • 455
    Kiera says:

    How fun is this?!?!?!
    I agree that snowmen (& snow-women) are a must and I’d love to see maybe a back-to-school bus!
    Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  • 456

    What do I think??? I think it’s fabulous and different! I have to have this set!

  • 457
    Shawna Renville says:

    Oh my goddnes I LOVE this set and all the great things that could be done. Oh Please pick me !!!!!!! Shawna

  • 458
    Janet S says:

    How creative. I love Heather’s apples and the hot air ballon is so cute. What a great set to use up all those buttons. My granddaughter will love coming over to play with this set (and me too)! This company is on the cutting edge of this industry. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 459
    Liz says:

    This is the coolest new set! I love how you can use different sized buttons and use all the big ones that you might not normally use! Thanks for listening to your customers!!!

  • 460
    Karen C. says:

    OH my Heaven’s this is the cutest thing ever! So creative and so genius! I LOVE THEM!

  • 461
    LindaH says:

    I love this set…I always have trouble placing buttons…this is just right up my alley! Love the concept and all of you and the design team’s wonderful projects. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!

  • 462
    Marge says:

    WOW, you’ve turned cutesy into CLASSY with this concept! The possibilities are just endless here — you’ve done it again!!! Amazing!!!

  • 463
    sara says:

    Once again, I love everything….it’s just beautiful!!

  • 464
    Cassie says:

    I am absolutly LOVEing this set. It looks like so much fun. It’ll be the first thing I buy this time πŸ™‚

  • 465

    Oh my GOODNESS! I love this so MUCH! My mom used to make little thumbprint creatures for us and we loved them. This set brings back great memories. I must have it! =)

  • 466
    Yvette says:

    This is a brilliant idea! I may have to place my first order with your company for this set (and some buttons of course LOL)!
    Thank you

  • 467
    Anna says:

    What a wonderful idea, Nichole!!! I’d love to own this set as buttons have recently become one of my fave card embellishments!!! Beautiful work by DT, too!!!

  • 468
    mary puskar says:

    What a clever idea! You girls continue to amaze me. I’d love to win this prize since I have buttons galore.

    Mary
    http://www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

  • 469
    Heather B. says:

    OH.MY.WORD!!! Are you serious….what an AWESOME stamp set! I love that you take the time to design sets to work with all PTI products. This is a MUST HAVE set and I can not wait to have it in my hands! Hope ya ordered a ton of them! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Heather B. in Ohio

  • 470
    pam Davis says:

    I think this might be my all time favorite set!! There are so many unique sets coming in this July release. The Papertrey design team is so talented, they never cease to amaze me!

  • 471
    Amy P. says:

    I am speechless, what an awesome set!! And how great to have more to come. I can’t WAIT to get this one!!!

  • 472
    Mishy says:

    OMG!!! Your right this is EXCITING! What an innovative concept. I LOVE this…

    Mishy

  • 473
    jaime aldridge says:

    Oh my goodness!! one word:BRILLIANT!!

  • 474
    Lori W says:

    Wow this is amazing! I’ve always loved thumbprint animals too. What a unique and charming set! And what a fantastic prize!

  • 475
    Tara says:

    Wow – so cute! And the variety of images! Hot air balloons, topiary, cherries – I never cease to be amazed by your creativity. I’m also glad to see how the sentiments match the fonts on Picnic sentiments – I love being able to coordinate two sets so effortlessly!

  • 476
    Lennie says:

    Your talent is so amazing and I am so grateful that you choose to share it with us! These are adorable!!

  • 477
    MaryBB says:

    Wow! When I saw this peek I immediately thought buttons, but never imagined the set could be this darling. I see more PTI buttons in my future.

  • 478
    Kathy Malott says:

    I can honestly say that Button Basics is one of the coolest concepts I have ever seen!! It would be soooo fun to to hunt for buttons to use with it.

  • 479
    Theresa says:

    What a huge prize! I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw we could use PTI’s vintage buttons with it! The creations the design team made are amazing as well.

  • 480
    JudyK says:

    Oh my…..I can’t wait for these sets. They look like so much fun!!

  • 481

    That is just adorable! I just bought that book for my kids at a garage sale for .10! They use it to make decorate cards for their cards for people now.

  • 482
    Joslyn says:

    So dang cute!

  • 483
    Janice says:

    Oh WOW!! What an amazing concept! You ladies are just so imaginative. My first thoughts for additional ‘button’ items are animals and fruit. You’ve received quite a few additional ideas before mine and they all sound like excellent ideas.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this set and ALL of those luscious PTI buttons!!

  • 484
    Tami McBeain says:

    I am totally blown away with this set, your design team has created some amazing cards using this set! I’m so excited to get this set!

  • 485
    Jackie Pedro says:

    I am completely blown away by this month’s sets! The button bits set is adorable! There are a few images that speak to me…the birds, the bike and the flowers that Debbie used!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

  • 486
    Lupe Rocamora says:

    I love buttons – and now there’s a stamp set that was designed just for buttons – WOW!!! Great idea! I can’t wait to get my set.

  • 487
    Tanya says:

    Genius. LOve this. Got to have this.

  • 488
    donna calamari says:

    When I saw the preview, I knew that you would have a suberb embellishment for your PTI images. I love the idea of buttons. They are beautiful in their own right and make the image both classic and trendy at the same time. BRILLIANT!

  • 489
    Monica L L says:

    What a neat idea! Great fun! Easy stamping, and wonderful use of all the buttons I can’t seem to resist!

  • 490
    Catherine says:

    We had the whole series of Ed Emberley’s books too – my girls (and me!) loved them. All of your images are so fun – can’t wait to play!

  • 491

    WOW!!! This stamp set is SUPER cute!!! Can’t wait to see the whole set…I especially like the bike!

  • 492
    Rachelle says:

    I absolutely love this concept. I’ve recently started doing thumbprint pics with my 2 boys. I love the bicycle! And anything that incorporates buttons is a winner to me.

  • 493
    Anika B. says:

    How fun! I have been covering parts of images with buttons already – but a set designed for that, well that’s fabulous! Thanks for another great month of Papertrey goodies!

  • 494
    Jana Amundson says:

    How about a button snowman…wrapped candy…a pumpkin…a turkey…animals…a baby’s face peeking out of a blanket…chocolate chips in a cookie…a penguin…an old fashion bicyle…a lightbulb…a four button butterfly…bugs…grapes…!!! Can’t wait to play with this one!

  • 495
    Diana says:

    This is such a cute set! My favorite is probably the flowers and stems images…it’s just what I think of when I see buttons. I think it would be cute to somehow have an image for baby cards with the sentiment “cute as a button” or something…
    Just love the concept behind this set!

  • 496
    Vicky Gina says:

    Love this set!!!! SO cute and so versatile! Definitely a must have set!!

  • 497
    Linda Roberts says:

    This is a must have set, I love buttons.

  • 498

    I too love that ed emberly book! This set is genius Nichole. You really know how to think out side the box.

  • 499
    Susan C. says:

    This stamp set is really cute! I also loved the thumbprint art when I was little. Brings back memories! I love what you’ve come up with so far. How about owls (a large + small one)? I loved reading some of the other suggestions… you could probably do a great holiday set with this idea!

  • 500
    Tracy says:

    This is so cute! I can’t believe all the unique ideas like hot air balloons and the bike wheels.

  • 501
    Angie E says:

    Oh, WOW!!! This is such a clever, creative idea! Wonderful samples from your team. Brilliant!

  • 502
    Mary Brothers says:

    Amazing!!! What an innovative idea and a must have set.

  • 503
    marilyn says:

    you’ve done it again Nichole….I just love, love, love this! I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried! I cross stitched for many years and it just got to be too time consuming, but I love adding the little stitched touches to cards! Thanks for the chance to win..I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  • 504
    Anita says:

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I am so excited to get my hands on one of these sets. What a super idea. PTI has outdone themselves again.

  • 505
    Natalie Wilson says:

    This is a great set! How did you ever think of this??? I love buttons and can’t wait to get my hands on this set. I was hoping to not like anything this month!!! Like that would ever happen!! I love the cherries and the bird. Now I am going to have to stock up on some more of the buttons.

  • 506
    Patti Gingrich says:

    Very unique set that would be a welcome addition to any stamper’s collection.

  • 507
    Linda G says:

    oooh! they are so dang cute!! flowers with button centers would be cute.

  • 508
    Jill H says:

    What a great idea! I loved those finger print books when I was little.

  • 509
    Dawn Nelson says:

    I love buttons! I will be getting this set for sure and I can’t wait to play!

  • 510
    Michele says:

    This set looks interesting! Now I just have to get some buttons… πŸ™‚

  • 511
    Tabby says:

    Holy cow!! What a GREAT idea!! I absolutely love the concept and images!

  • 512
    Karen says:

    What a clever concept! Both you and the designers showcased this set with so many exciting ideas; can’t wait to try it. And I sure would like to own all those buttons!

  • 513
    Marica says:

    Wow! When you posted the sneak peek of the cherry image and said you were introducing a new concept, I would’ve never guessed that buttons would be the answer. Amazing! All the projects from the DT are so cute and just so creative… As always, I’m in awe of the talent!

  • 514
    Denean says:

    Oh.my.GOSH! I am totally jumping up and down over this set!! I LOVE those books!! I just love the balloon ideas – so adorable!! I would love to see some bugs, some more flowers (stamp the petals and the buttons could be centers)… the possibilities are endless!!

  • 515
    Cammy says:

    This is fantastic! What a great set! Love the topiary and flowers!

  • 516
    Jayne says:

    Wow! what a fantastic new set…and so creative. I love all the ideas everyone is generating. I really need this one. Thanks for your generous give-away.

  • 517
    Mary K says:

    I am almost speechless at the creativity that flows from you each month. This set is genius.

  • 518
    Chery Bolton says:

    So cute! Just an idea for sewing on buttons. The idea to use tape is good, but I use a technique that doesn’t require tape or knots and is less bulky than both. Start with your floss or thread twice as long as you would normally use. Fold it in half meeting both ends together and creating a “loop” at the bottom. Thread the needle with the cut ends. Starting from the back of your project pull your needle through project careful not pull thread all the way through, leaving the “loop” on the back. Then insert your needle from the front of the project to the back, sliping the needle through the “loop” voila, your thread holds itself! Now just sew as normal. When finished slip your needle under all the stiching on back of project and snip off your excess thread. The previous stiches will hold the tread in place! No knots no tape and no bulk.
    Chery Bolton

  • 519
    Mary Ann says:

    I’m always looking for ways to add buttons to my cards so this set is absolutely perfect! That Ed Emberley book was a big hit for many years in my first grade classroom. The kids couldn’t believe that I’d let them put their fingers in my stamp pads. Lots of fun memories. Nichole, you knock my socks off every month!

  • 520
    Lacey says:

    This would be a great set to introduce young children to stamping. Even a VERY young child who can’t do the stamping could help you pick out the buttons to use for the project. What a great idea! Also, thanks for the info about the thumb print book. I might have to pick that one up.

  • 521
    sandra says:

    I am so amazed at the ideas that keep happening! I LOVE BUTTONS! This set is the very coolest idea yet. I have a huge stash of buttons from my 96 yr old grandmother–cant wait to use them.

  • 522
    Melissa C says:

    Wow! You all are so creative. My favorite is the topiary but I can see myself using the other options as well. Great job Design Team! The only ideas I had for another button set was a sun and an ice cream cone with ice cream scoops on top.

  • 523

    OMG! This is so cute. I love it, I love it, I love it. Especially the topiarys! I am totally addicted to PTI because you all ROCK! Thank you I know what will be included with my next order.

  • 524
    nancy n says:

    What FUN!! I love this set, I also have a button addiction and I know this set will only add to it. This is one phenomenal Set.
    So stinkin Cute!

  • 525
    Helen F. says:

    OHHHH MY~~This is super AWESOME! What a clever, ingenious idea. Love all of your cards, Nicole and just about fell off my chair at the design team’s projects. Thank you for this oh-so-versatile set.

  • 526
    Diana says:

    What a fantastic idea. I bought a couple of these Hembly books for my granddaughters and they were as thrilled with them as I was. What an inspiration! And now you’ve given us even more inspiration. I giggled out loud when I saw these cute projects. Can’t wait to start using them.

  • 527
    Julie Martin says:

    these are so awesome – i love every single one! you all are so creative and talented, thank you for the inspirations and the great products you create each month!! i just have to have it all!

  • 528

    OH MY GOODNESS! This is so much FUN! I’m in love!

  • 529

    Wow I definitely have not seen anything like this!!! I can’t wait to own it!! What an awesome concept!!

  • 530
    Casie says:

    WOW!!! I don’t know how you keep doing this! You never stop surprising us all with these great ideas. Love the Little Bits set and can’t wait to see more of them in the future!

  • 531

    This is so innovative! The designers have all outdone themselves again. how do they do that?

  • 532
    Donelle Underwood says:

    This is one of the cutest, most versatile stamp sets I have EVER seen! AND I loved all the thumbprint books by Ed Emberly as a child too – I bought them for my own children!

  • 533
    Jamie Greene says:

    If there was a contest I wish I could win the most, this is it! I adore this new stamp set! All of the examples are wonderful!

  • 534
    Ellen says:

    What a cute set!
    Love the samples!!!!

  • 535
    Lynn Brown says:

    This set is genius! I absolutely love buttons, and this set is calling my name!

  • 536

    I am just about peeing in my pants…this set is the most amazing thing I have seen in ages…all of the images are sooo awesome! I’d love to win this package!

  • 537
    Tamara says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

    I am totally *blown away* by the genius of this stamp set. I *love* the idea of “forcing” people to use those fabulous PTI buttons, and what a great whimsical feel it gives all of the projects.

  • 538
    Sharron Gregory says:

    You are amazing–what a fantastic new set! I love it! Possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to play! The hot air balloons, bicycle, cherries are just perfect—so fun!!!

  • 539
    Natasha says:

    What a cool idea! I really like the bicycle, it’s such a cute image!

    Other button ideas I’d like to see- caterpillar, snowman, wagon, car, wreath.

  • 540

    I am absolutely blown away by this set!! This is totally worth staying up late for!

  • 541
    Lea Sorley says:

    I am so excited to start using my big buttons, they too are my favorite embellishment (and my 4 year olds!). This will be a stamp set even my 4 year old can use to make cards! Love the endless possibilities this inspires.

  • 542
    Marcy says:

    Wow what a great idea! I sure have this on my list! I love the cherry.

  • 543
    Erika says:

    OMG! This set is so versatile! And the images are beautiful…that cherry stamp is TO DIE FOR! Love the versatility….one of the many reasons I love Papertrey!

  • 544
    Liz R says:

    This is an amazing concept. I remember having that thumbprint book as a child. Will definitely have to have this set and more buttons in my cart this release.

  • 545
    erica m. says:

    I am absolutely getting this set! Did you say this is only the first in a series?! What a fabulous prize today, too!

  • 546
    Carol Hinton says:

    This is the most unique set of stamps I’ve ever seen!!! Thumbs up to Papertrey! Although I like all the stamps, my favorite images are the cherries and the hot air balloons. Some future designs I’d love to see are a vintage clock set with time sayings, a circular set of stamps that have seasonal/special occasion sayings around the inside perimeter of the circles, snowman, pumpkin and stove. Thank you for all the beautiful ideas and the opportunity to win this exciting contest.

  • 547
    Jill says:

    This is such a cool idea!!! I am looking forward to trying it all out. The possibilities for future sets are so fun to imagine, animals, toys, cars… such fun!

  • 548
    Jennifer R. says:

    I love this-what a wonderful idea. I have a hard time using buttons on my projects. I think button people would be cute. πŸ™‚

  • 549
    Leslie Moore says:

    This is an awesome set and a definitely “have to have set”. I look buttons too and can’t wait to use this adorable set.
    Leslie

  • 550
    Christie says:

    I LOVE this set! OMG! This is the greatest idea ever! A definite must have! Thank you!!! You are a genius!!!!

  • 551
    Lori McAree says:

    I had no idea what you had up your sleeve Nichole but I just LOVE this, so much fun!!!!

  • 552
    Becky P. says:

    I cannot believe how great a concept this is. I figured it would be cute, but not amazingly cute, I WANT THIS. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the images, but the hot air balloons are the cutest!!! Yes, you work with an amazing group of women who provide me daily inspiration. Polka Dot Basics 2?? You are making it very hard to be good. :0)

  • 553
    Amy s K. says:

    I have always liked the thumbprint drawings. How fun to have stamps to make them with all of the wonderful buttons!

  • 554
    Meghan Spaulding says:

    This is one stamp set that I HAVE TO HAVE. Love, love, love it. Cant wait till the 15th. And now I have to stock up on buttons.

  • 555
    Whitney says:

    This is the cutest new thing I have seen in a long time!! I have to have this set!

  • 556
    annie says:

    I love, love this set. So much inspiration from the samples. This set is a must have. I am especially partial to the hot air balloons.

  • 557
    Rhonda says:

    This is a gotta have set!!! Jumping up and down here!!!

  • 558
    Kristen Allen says:

    Wow! I am saving up to catch up on all the buttons and now I must have this new set. So very clever!

  • 559
    kayla says:

    These button bits are the bomb…way to go!!!

  • 560
    broni says:

    Wow! This has got to be one of the cutest and most versatile sets I’ve ever seen! Incredible, Nichole! You never cease to amaze me!

  • 561

    Oh, my gosh! I love — LOVE — this set. I have a dear friend in my cardswap group who loves buttons, so I am constantly trying to come up with creative ideas for her to use buttons with. Your set is over-the-top amazing! I love the topiary, the flowers, and the balloons especially.

    Lollipops, ice cream cones, cupcake tops maybe — could use buttons with some of your other sets already in existence.

  • 562
    BarbaraB says:

    What a cute idea! You got me with the topiary card. It is nice to know that you will be adding to the set later on. I’m sure there are tons of ideas for this.

  • 563
    Carrie D says:

    What a brilliant idea!! I love it! Can’t wait to try it!

  • 564
    Linda L. Anderson says:

    Did you hear me scream in delight with each and every project using the buttons and stamp set!! I love it and I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!

    Linda

  • 565
    Maryann T. says:

    What an amazing idea!!!! I love it. I can’t wait to try it.

  • 566
    Anya says:

    What a genius idea! I can’t wait to see what other images are in the set! I love the idea of sorting through all my buttons looking for the perfect ones to coordinate with the images!

  • 567
    peggysue says:

    Okay, first off, what a great set! I like looking at my buttons in their jars too, but they bless others more when we use them! πŸ™‚ This opens it up so much more for a greater variety of use of hte buttons. Which image do I like best so far? Hmmm, the cherries and the topiary I think, but they’re all cute! I think you could easily make a snowman, a snowcone, musical notes maybe? I’m sure others have really creative ideas.

  • 568
    Susan Hall says:

    What a lovely set. I really like. Cool prize.Hope I get picked. Could use all those buttons.

  • 569
    Dotty says:

    WOW, you are so amazing! Another “gotta have it set”! Love, Love, LOVE it!

  • 570
    Karen says:

    I can’t tell you how impressed I am by this set. What a wonderful idea! You made some great cards as did the other designers. I want to win!

  • 571
    Jessica L says:

    What an adorable idea. The creativity is amazing! Can’t wait.

  • 572
    Michelle says:

    Yikes! This is way too awesome! I love how there are so many possibilities for creativity. I love buttons also! Great ideas….great inspiration! Thanks!

  • 573
    Karen RI says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I’m afraid if I don’t stay up until midnight on Tuesday I’ll miss this set!!! This is pure genius!!!!!! Can’t wait to get it!!!

    Karen RI

  • 574
    Karen N. says:

    This new set is so cute! The possibilities are endless for creating unique and colorful cards.

  • 575
    Shelly Kettell says:

    Awesome! Brilliant! Amazing! I’m so excited for this set!!! I am going to make it fit in the budget! My daughter would love it too! We do lots of thumbprint art around here with 3 little ones!
    Nichole you are genius to bring your ideas to life!
    Thanks!

  • 576
    Karen Briggs says:

    You had me at cherries!! I am soo excited to get this set.

  • 577
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Holy Moley – must, Must, MUST have this set!!! Too cute for words. I love buttons too, as does a granddaughter of mine. She takes (with my permission) the prettiest ones she can find in all my jars and finds a way to use them all. WE need this new Button Bits set to soothe our button craze! Gotta’, gotta’, gotta’ have it!!!

  • 578
    SUZANNE MILAM says:

    WOW…LOVE WHAT YOU ALL HAVE DONE WITH THE BUTTONS….CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE SOME OF THESE…YOU ALL AMAZE ME. THANKS FOR THE OPORTUNITY TO WIN…

  • 579
    Mindy Eggen says:

    What an exciting and interactive stamp set! Big surprise I’m adding this to my wish list also!

  • 580
    jennifer says:

    i love this idea…just another excuse to use buttons…but this time in a less abstract way. thanks!!

  • 581
    BethieJ says:

    OH MY GOSH… (sorry to yell!) BUT OH MY! is this not the cutest EVER..(I say this about all the cute stamps at PTI… and MEAN it!) What a FUN idea… so cant WAIT to put this cutie in my cart… now my mind is really thinking… what else can she do with buttons and stamps… pumpkins, animals…monkeys, kittys , bears..oh my…..I LOVE it.. I am off to peek at the DTs work!!!!

  • 582
    tanna says:

    You guys are really amazing! I have no idea how you do it!!! As far as some other ideas…button as the center of a flower, button as the head of a mushroom, buttons as eyes to a gnome, bunny, sheep, OWL,
    Buttons as train wheels, baby carriage wheels, the center of a clock, what fun!!!!

  • 583
    Madhvi says:

    I’m loving the hot air balloons! Another great set and idea from PTI!!

  • 584
    Dawn W. says:

    Pure GENIOUS! I can’t wait to get this set, I live them all. But that bird is just too fun!

  • 585
    ashley harp says:

    I cant wait to play with this set!!! You ar ea clever very clever lady!!

  • 586
    Rachel H. says:

    This is simply amazing!!! What a wonderful idea.

  • 587
    Marci says:

    This is pure genius! I love Emberley’s books also and really love your new idea for stamping! How unique! I would love to win this set. Thanks!

  • 588
    Angie Lutz says:

    WOW!!!! I have to have this set! It will be my first ever PTI set (although, there are so many more that I want!) Such cool ideas from the design team, too! I cannot wait for the release day!

  • 589
    Anne says:

    This set is fabulous!!! Buttons are some of my fav embellishments. I can’t wait until this comes out πŸ™‚

  • 590
    Katie Skiff says:

    Omigosh. That is the beat idea ever!! Wow – I can’t even imagine what else you could do!!

  • 591
    Vicki says:

    I am totally loving the cherries. And the row of flowers. And the bird. Oh, heck, I love everything I’ve seen! This is definitely a must-have set.

  • 592
    Mary says:

    WOW You continue to amaze me Nicole! I am looking for some great ideas to make cards that look stunning, but easy to make in order to mass produce for ministry – what better than this!!

  • 593
    Tabitha A. says:

    Oh man Nichole this is such a totally cute, creative, and neat idea!! I just love that little bird!!!!

  • 594
    Kristie says:

    Oh. My. Word!! You’ve taken a concept that we as papercrafters use often (incorporating buttons in projects) and totally taken it to the next level. Pure genius!! This set is definitely on my list for this month, and I’m sure it will be a real go-to set for me.

  • 595
    Ferah says:

    Cute idea. Can’t go wrong with buttons.

  • 596

    My daughter just gave us a card using the thumbprint idea – so adorable – and this button take is unique. I could see future button ideas to make turkeys, snowmen, guitars, clovers, headphones or an ipod, or the olive in a martini!

    Thanks for the chance to win all those buttons and the cool new sets!!

  • 597
    Karen Rose says:

    Hi Nichole … you’ve done it again! This is just a fabulous concept and proves to me that when you’re creative, the ideas just never seem to stop!! THANKS for all you give us! I’m excited to start using my buttons in a different way!

  • 598
    Rieca says:

    My jaw is dropped wide open. Brilliant, simple and fun.
    OMG!
    R

  • 599
    Crisanne Durrant says:

    I am so excited for this set! I have been searching for the *perfect* bicycle stamp for ages, and now PTI has it! This entire line is going to be so much fun! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store in coming months!

  • 600
    ChrisTea says:

    I’m almost hyperventilating. I LOVED that book as a kid (green cover – still have it).

    Darn it. I planned to go on a stamping budget hiatus, but now I MUST have this.

  • 601
    Tammy W. says:

    You are amazing!! This is such an awesome and diverse set. I am thinking of all kinds of things to do with this set. Loving the flowers, trees, topiary! MUST HAVE!!!! Can’t wait until the 15th!!!!

  • 602
    Melissa says:

    What an amazing idea! Love all the images- the hot air balloons are my fave! And the balloons- this set is so versatile! I’m sure it will be a best seller!! I can definitely see a Christmas set with this- wreaths with button berries, snowmen, ornaments etc!

  • 603
    Deborah (Glitterati) says:

    This is such a great concept and the samples are adorable! It’s such a fun way to use all those delectable buttons. The hot air balloons are especially adorable. A masculine set with cars, trucks, tractors, trains, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc., would be a great addition to make cards/gifts for the guys in our lives. Nichole, you’ve done it again!

  • 604
    SMK says:

    oh my gosh, these are fantastic ideaS!!! i totally have to try them, especially the adorable chickie πŸ˜€

  • 605
    Lynn Swanson says:

    you all continue to outdo yourselves. My must have list just keeps growing.

    thanks

  • 606
    Brit S. says:

    I LOVE this concept! The images are so playful and perfect for cardmaking. I really can’t wait to own these! There are so many options for where to go next. There are other types of birds (maybe you could include one in each set?), bouquets of flowers, and anything with wheels- cars, motorcycles, and even maybe trucks. Every little boy card needs a truck. πŸ™‚ Thanks for showing so much inspiration. Just when I thought I had found my new favorite PTI set (the In Bloom set), I think this one might take the cake. Thanks for sharing!

  • 607
    Connie G says:

    HOLEY MOLEY! What a brilliant concept!! I “sew need-l” this set! If I won I would think I had gone to button heaven and then would need to start stiching my ideas together!!! Am I SO lucky??

  • 608
    Colleen says:

    Nichole, you’ve hit it out of the park again! What an awesome idea! I can see fruits and vegetables with button accents . . . bees, even sentiments with the “o” in a word a bit larger to accomodate a button like “so, it’s your birthday”, or “congratulations”, or “it’s a BOY!”
    I’m going to need more buttons . . .
    Hugs,
    Colleen

  • 609
    Sammie says:

    This is such a great idea for a stamp set! It’s so unique!

  • 610
    Jayne says:

    This is so clever and innovative! I don’t know how you do it month after month, but please don’t stop. I’m addicted!

  • 611
    Aimee says:

    This is too cute… and great way to use the buttons… maybe even use some pompoms in the place of the buttons…

  • 612
    Linda says:

    I remember that fun thumbprint book when my boys were little and you have taken the idea to a whole new level. Can’t wait to get my hands on this set!

  • 613
    Lorelei says:

    This set looks fabulous! Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  • 614
    karen q says:

    This is so exciting. I love the cherries and the bird the most. Can’t wait for the release.

  • 615

    This set is so clever!! Just Darling!!

  • 616
    Bethieh says:

    Tee hee! I am all giddy! I absolutely love this. Can’t wait to have it in my hands. A freebie is a nice gesture – but I plan on buying this one!

  • 617
    Christine McMullin says:

    once again, WOW! these are so stinkin’ cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • 618
    Pam Speidel says:

    Nichole, this has to be one of the greatest innovations yet! I’m in awe of all the creations you’ve shared with us today. The possibilities are endless! Love, love, love it!

  • 619
    MeShellaBella (aka Michelle) says:

    Oh how WONDERFUL! I made thumbprint reindeer Christmas cards one year inking up DH, DD and my thumbs a LOT! They were super fun and cute! This set is the same way! Love, love, love the flowers, tree, topiaries, hot air balloons! What a WONDERFUL set! Any sort of animal could be done with this almost!

  • 620
    Michelle A. says:

    wow! What a fantastic, creative idea… I love all of these ideas, I love playing with buttons! I think other addition could be cars, insects, snowmen, a big flower using a cluster of buttons, cluster of clouds, sun image… Can’t wait to see more and get this set…what a fabulous idea!

  • 621
    Sonya says:

    Awesome. Just when I think you couldn’t be more visionary. What great product synergy. Great buttons in fantastic colours and now stamps to make then more than pretty embellishments!

    Brava!

  • 622
    Debra B. says:

    This set looks like so much FUN!! It will be so versatile!

  • 623
    Ana T. says:

    What a cute set. I love your samples. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 624
    Bernice says:

    This is such an amazing concept! Other ideas… maybe some boy themes – like vehicles, but I’m excited to see what else you have in store! And I absolutely must have the topiary base! Too cute!

  • 625

    Super, super idea and I love how you put it together! I will definitely be adding to my button collection with this order!

  • 626
    Carol W says:

    Wow, talk about innovative!

    This is just so clever. I can’t wait to see the whole set when it is fully revealed! Of course, I’d love to see it fully revealed in my hands if I’m lucky enough to win. πŸ™‚

  • 627
    Sharon D says:

    This is so clever! I love it! My favorite images are the bird and the topiary, but I always love trees and flowers and fruit. What a fun set this will be!

  • 628

    Wow, I don’t know where to start! This set is so intriguing! It’s almost as if I HAVE to buy it just to see what I can do. The possibilities are endless!!!!

  • 629
    Anne Lawrie says:

    Such a wonderful idea! Looks like a lot of hand-delivered cards coming up.

  • 630
    Joan Brelsford says:

    OMG-what a fabulous idea and a fantastic set!! You have outdone yourself again! Can’t wait to get one and start playing.

  • 631
    Gerri K says:

    Nichole, you are a genius!! Stamping has always been fun but you just keep making it better! I love using your buttons just as accents but now they are part of the focal point. I love, love, love this!

  • 632
    laurie hunt says:

    Nicole, what a great idea this is! I just love it and can’t wait to see what other images you might have! I also like the “hey there chickadee” sentiment. Thank your friend for me!

  • 633
    Amy O. says:

    I am just beside myself I’m so excited about this new set!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it…and I’d give all those buttons a really good home! πŸ˜‰ Since so many of your sets can be used for girls…what about a set for little boys. A button set where all the tires to cars and trucks were made of buttons!

  • 634
    karen white says:

    What a novel idea and so much fun ! Great use of all those odd buttons we collect.

  • 635
    Patti Bishop says:

    Wow – totally love all the ideas – PICK ME!

  • 636
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Ok, another fantastic set!! I just love the topiary and of course the cherries using buttons if fantastic. It would be great to have leaves or stems to use the buttons as flowers.

  • 637
    Sara Spencer says:

    What a fun set! I love it and can picture bumblebees other little farm animals. Can’t wait to see what you might come up with for Christmas with this one. =)

  • 638
    Kelly W. says:

    I love it!! My daughter loves the thumbprint books, so I called her in to see the stamp set. She wants it as well! So, I might have to fight my 8 year old to use it! What a neat and unique idea this set is!

  • 639
    Jastyl says:

    Wow! What a genius concept you have! I am in total awe when I saw those lovely cards. What an amazing group of talent you have. You did a fabulous job on the cherry card, that is by far my favorite one. This set would very popular. Great job!

  • 640
    muriel says:

    What a wonderful stamp set Nichole, I just love the cherry, and the tree…everything looks great. You are so creative !!

  • 641
    laulief says:

    I am so excited about this set! It will be a must have for me this month! Can’t wait to use this set to decorate some homemade jam I am giving for christmas gifts this year! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 642
    ljurecek says:

    This is just pure genius! I cannot wait to play with this set! Those birds are just the most clever thing ever, but every design is just amazing!!!

  • 643
    Andrea M says:

    OMG — i love this set! I love buttons, but always find that for some reason i leave them in my jar…now there’s no excuse for me to be selfish! Thank you for this MUST have set.

  • 644
    Emily W. says:

    I love me some buttons! Whoo hoo!

  • 645
    Ashley M says:

    This may be my favorite set EVER! Love it!

  • 646
    Sue Kment says:

    oh…oh…oh…I think this is just so exciting! All the DT’s designs are so grand!

  • 647
    QTPie says:

    What an amazing stamp set. I love buttons as much and maybe even more than you do. I can’t wait until it is released!!

  • 648
    Jessica Purvis says:

    I love this! At first I wasn’t sure, but after seeing everyone’s designs – I LOVE IT! What an awesome idea!! Can’t wait to see more button bits in the future.

  • 649
    Joanne says:

    Unbelievably awesome. I just can’t wait to play with these stamps. Absolutely incredible idea.

  • 650
    Stacy W. says:

    What fun! I love this set and all the possibilites it has. I would love to see insect pieces to go with it, butterfly wings, bee and fly wings. Oh, and catterpillar feet would be adorable! I remember doing fingerprint art as a kid. I do it with my two young boys. In fact we just made a frog book 2 weeks ago (the boys were into frogs then…now we’re onto bats). Anyway, on each page we stamped a number and then they stamped their finger print onto the page and drew on wings to look like flies. So if it was 4, they stamped their finger 4 times and we read it as “the frog ate 4 flies”, etc. etc. Thanks for sharing all your great projects.

  • 651
    Laraine R says:

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

  • 652
    Marla says:

    That is just the neatest thing since sliced bread! I saw the bird right away – I love that you included the wing to add to the bird. This set looks like so much fun!
    Marla

  • 653
    Kathy McDonald says:

    At last I will be coaxed into USING my beautiful Papertrey Vintage Buttons! Nichole, this is pure genius, and I can’t WAIT to get my hands on this set! I love every single image, but if I MUST choose one favorite, it would have to be the bicycle. I look forward to seeing where your brilliant, creative mind takes us next!

  • 654
    Cari says:

    What a cute idea! I didn’t think I would like the “button bits” concept, but I really do!

  • 655
    ER says:

    Honestly, I am blown away. This is incredible! And give me a use for buttons, which I’ve been scared to use, since I don’t/won’t sew.

    Must say – I *love* it’s use as an apple – perfect for Rosh Hashanah, and gorgeous in scarlet jewel.

    Ugh oh – sounds like an expensive month for me πŸ™‚

  • 656
    Melissa Bratland says:

    Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how much I love this set! Buttons and stamps–a match made in Papertrey heaven! Love them!

  • 657
    Judy L says:

    What a great idea for a set…and wonderful way to use buttons!

  • 658
    Susan says:

    What a great set Nichole! You did it again! The possibilities for this set are endless.

  • 659
    cindyb says:

    Wow! What a super idea!!!! Leave it to you Nicole to come up with the most creative way to use our button stash!!!

  • 660
    Kellie B says:

    Totally amazing! I love what each one of the designers has done! I have been amazed at the buttons I have purchased from Papertrey as well, they are so pretty & inspiring!

  • 661
    Carol (HB) says:

    THE most innovative idea I’ve seen in a long time! I cannot wait to see what people do with this set (myself included!)

  • 662
    Kathyellen says:

    Button Bits looks like it would be so very fun. The bird, the tree and really love the cherries. the sentiments are great too. A definate must have set.

  • 663
    Val S says:

    What an awesome set and a totally fabulous idea! The use of this set is endless!! Can’t wait for the release!!

  • 664
    marydon ford says:

    This is EXQUISITE! What gorgeous creative creations. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

  • 665
    Catherine says:

    Oh…we play with that book too! My kids are a little too young to really get it, but we try :0)

    I’d love to see a butterfly (large a small buttons to make the wings) and a caterpillar! How about candy? A lollipop? Ice cream cone? Oooo..how about a hard candy wrapper, like peppermints?

    I could keep going….a fantastic idea!

  • 666

    WOW I am in love with this set, it is awesome! Great job, & can’t wait to see the other sets! Now, how about a variety pack of buttons?????

  • 667
    Renate Hill says:

    I’m familiar with the book and have used my granddaughters’ thumb- and finger prints for cards for their parents many times. I always save a set just to see the growth. I think the finger prints would be very cute with this stamp set. Mom and Dad will be in for a sweet surprise!

  • 668
    Gail Genrich says:

    Nicole – you have absolutely knocked one out of the park with this set! It is ADORABLE! and undeniably the most versatile set you’ve created to date. Thanks so much

  • 669
    Gena C. says:

    I’m so excited to see the new stamp sets this month! I can’t wait for the 15th…new stamps and it’s my birthday! Thank you for your wonderful, creative ideas.

  • 670
    Diane M says:

    Wow! What a fun and creative idea.

    Diane M
    aka detour3 on SCS, PCP, StampTV and many others

  • 671

    Oh my word– that is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I have bags and bags of buttons laying around– I think this set would make me use them. All of the gals who played around with it came up with adorable projects. I agree with the other ladies that a snowman would be a great addition to the line.

  • 672
    cas says:

    Oh my gosh….love, Love, LOVE this set…..can’t wait until the 15th….well, unless I’m the LUCKY winner….my mind can’t stop thinking of possibilities for this one! Wonderful!

  • 673
    Cynthia says:

    What an amazing idea, and incredible prize package!!! I can’t wait to check out everyone’s ideas.

  • 674
    Chris L says:

    This set is adorable . . . as to which images are must haves, I think all of them! It is so unique, I can’t wait to play with it. Hats off to you for another awesome idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 675
    dbeesmith says:

    This looks like so much fun and I love buttons! There will be endless possibilities to what can be made,but I must have and absolutely love the cherries! A lot of fresh ideas here.

  • 676
    Rachel Bosworth says:

    Oh my… I really love the topiary and cluster of balloons. I can’t wait to see future button bits sets. This set is definately a must have for me, but you also have me looking at the stamps I currently own in a whole new light!

  • 677
    Kristi Lewis says:

    Wow-you absolutely amaze me each and every month.What an awesome set-cannot wait to get my hands on this set.

  • 678
    Janet B says:

    What terrific ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 679
    Ann Lind says:

    What a wonderful innovative set!! I really need this set to use some of the beautiful PTI buttons I have been hoarding. I can’t wait to see the whole set. Ann Lind

  • 680
    Heather P. says:

    This is so cool!! What a great way to showcase buttons! πŸ™‚

  • 681
    Amy Hadley says:

    I just love the whole idea!! I am a huge button freak, and this just opens up a whole new world my friend. β™₯β™₯β™₯ As far as other ideas for future button sets, how about a tree with button fruits? I love trees!

  • 682
    Onita says:

    this is SUCH a creative idea! i love buttons too and love the idea of this set! πŸ™‚

  • 683
    Andrea says:

    What a great idea!!! The possibilities are endless – I find myself repeating that statement on a monthly basis =) I can’t wait for the 15th – DT, you are amazing!

  • 684
    Yvonne says:

    Wow! I LOVED the chickadee card. What a great idea for a stamp set!

  • 685
    Marty says:

    Too cute! Love the little bird. You all amaze me every month…how do you do it? Always coming up with the latest and greatest ideas-

  • 686
    Carrie T says:

    This is sooooo cool! I don’t even have the words to say how awesome that I think this set is! I’m saving my money for this one!!!!

  • 687
    Gatormom3 says:

    AWESOME! And more collections to follow!?!? Better still! My husband’s counting the days until July 15th for Harry Potter – I’m more excited about Button Bits! Come on Wednesday!

  • 688
    Lisa Rogers says:

    This has to be your best invention yet Nichole!! Oh my I love this!!! LOVE IT!

  • 689
    Leah says:

    Simple, whimsical and a must have for my growing collection of PAPERTREY stamps! LOVE IT!

  • 690
    Jennie C says:

    This is so clever! I bet those thumbprint books have lots more ideas for using buttons. I particularly like the wide variety of ideas in this set.

  • 691
    Shay says:

    What a fantastic and innovative way to use buttons! I especially love the hot air balloons, topiary and all those trees (okay, it all looks fantastic!). Just another way that Papertrey Ink is incredible! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 692
    Michele Swanberg says:

    Wow! You are so clever. This set is going to be way too much fun to play with. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • 693
    Chris says:

    Wow! I’m so excited that you’ve come up with a perfect way for us to use all of the beautiful buttons that you sell. I couldn’t choose a favorite image if I tried! Other ideas – snowman, ladybug, caterpillar, lollipop, balls, bubbles – I was going to say that I didn’t have any ideas, but once I got started, there they were. Fun!

  • 694
    Rose says:

    Oh my goodness what a set!! I love all the possibilities, and see so many other options. How about a great little boy set- cars and planets and oh how about a little monkey with a round button for his tummy?? Thanks for the chance to win

  • 695
    Elaine P says:

    Oh, these are just TOO cute. My girls and I will have a great time with them!

  • 696
    Barb W says:

    WOW, it’s all been said. This set is absolutely amazing and so many possibilities. My aunt (now 93 years old) was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and I can remember her teaching my sister and I how to make the fingerprint animals. So enjoyed the memories and have to have this set!!!!

  • 697
    Kathy V. says:

    How stinkin’ cute! So many possibilities with just a little ink and some thread…my mind is whirling with ideas. Now if I could just feel the same about sewing missing buttons on a shirt!

  • 698
    MakiJ says:

    I think this is so fun!! I think my DD would love this more than me πŸ™‚ More mom & daughter time for us!!

  • 699
    ElizabethB says:

    Where to begin? πŸ˜‰ This set is pure genius!! The bicycle, the hot air balloons… I love them! Buttons are a must have for all of my sewing and papercrafting. Melissa’s embroidered cherries sealed the deal for me. πŸ™‚

  • 700
    Margaret K. says:

    Oh, I just love this set. I have a big stash of buttons, that I would love to use with this wonderful new set!

  • 701
    Sarah H. says:

    What a fun set! I love the hot air balloons! What a creative way to use up my button stash!

  • 702
    Sue C says:

    I love to use buttons on my cards and scrapbook layouts, so this is something that really interests me. You and the design team did a terrific job with your projects demonstrating the new set.I can’t wait until it is available so that I too can create!

    Oh, by the way the book was one of my favorites growing up. I love to use my finger and hand prints to create things (since I can draw very well). Checking out Amazon to get a copy so I can “draw” with my niece.

  • 703
    Karen S. says:

    I love buttons too…you are a genius!! Such a great prize today!!

  • 704
    Jen says:

    This is fantastic! I, too, was an Ed Emberley fan as a child! Thank you for sharing these ideas, and for offering a great prize opportunity.

  • 705
    Cindy H. says:

    Fabulous concept! I especially like the birds, the bicycle, the cherries, the topiary, oh darn…I like them all!!! Your buttons are to die for, they’re just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize, too!

  • 706
    Pat Marsh says:

    Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Now, what else can make a card POP as well as personalize it, BUTTONS! Buttons and ribbons are my favorite emblishments. This month’s designs are extra special to me – why, you ask – it’s my birthday month!!!

    Pat

  • 707
    Sheryl says:

    This set is just too cute for words! You are SO talented!!

  • 708
    Penny J. says:

    OMG how AMAZING is this!! I LOVE this set. What a great original concept. Your creativity just always blows me away!

  • 709
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    Wow! Just amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on this set and play. So much fun. What an amazing idea. Love it!

  • 710
    Amanda says:

    OH MY! This is amazing! who knew buttons could be so FUN! πŸ™‚ great job

  • 711
    Sunny says:

    Nicole, you’re a genius!! Everyday Button Bits are just brilliant! I love your tree stamps. I would love to make Christmast tree with button ornaments witht the set. I guess I need to get more buttons from PTI.

  • 712
    Allison says:

    WOW WOW WOW! I can’t wait til the first second I can see the whole set! This set is so cute and perfect since I LOVE LOVE LOVE to use buttons!!
    LOVE the hot air balloons. Those are by far my favorite!
    My Fingers are crossed for this most generous giveaway!

  • 713
    Martha says:

    Oh, I have to have this set. These are so cute. I can’t wait to get this. You guys are amazing with an abundance of creativity!

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