Today I am proud to introduce a new set from Melissa Bickford,
entitled Peaceful Poinsettia. This set gives you several different
options with different sizes and orientations of poinsettia blooms.
With this variety you can apply your favorite techniques to this set,
whether it be paper piecing, coloring, or quick & simple full-color
- Peaceful Poinsettia will be available for purchase on September 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Peaceful Poinsettia contains a total of 19 images (14 images, 1 background building strip and 4 sentiments)
As I said in my introduction in the opening post above, I am keeping it simple this month and showcasing simple designs that can be executed beautifully by any stamper. More importantly, the supplies are limited making them economical and they require very few steps so they will come together quickly and efficiently. My favorite kind of holiday projects!
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To start, here's a super simple project using a bit of an unconventional holiday color scheme, Melon Berry & Spring Moss.
To start, I cut a piece of Rustic Cream carstock to measure 4-3/4" by 3-1/2". I stamped three poinsettias in the upper left corner and one in the lower right. A bit of greenery was added using Spring Moss ink. The sentiment (from Dawn's new Signature Christmas set) was added last in Dark Chocolate ink.
The two left corners were rounded with a corner rounder punch, as well as a bit of bling added to the center of each poinsettia.
The card base was created from our kraft cardstock, cut to 4-1/4" by 11", scored in half at 5-1/2". After adhering the focal point created above, to the cover of the kraft card, it's time to create a fun spine. I simply cut a strip of Spring Moss cardstock measuring 2-1/2" x 4-1/4", scored in half length wise @ 1-1/4". Stamp polka dots (from Polka Dot Basics II) twice with Vintage Cream ink (once on either side of the score line so you don't have to be exact when lining them up). Trim long edges with scalloped scissors. The spine is adhered so that it can be seen on the front & back of the card, giving it a really nice polished look.
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The interior of the card carries over some of the details from the cover. The interior Rustic Cream block measures 4" x 3-1/4". I stamped the a poinsettia & leaf detail in the upper corner and added a sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia set itself in Dark Chocolate ink. A great (and easy) way to complete the inside of the card.
The matching Rustic Cream A2 envelope was stamped with same poinsettia detail in the lower left corner. That special touch with really grab the recipient's attention when they get ready to open their mail!
Not only are these cards simple to make, they use very little supplies, costing a mere 48-cents each to make (including the elegant coordinating envelope!). It will certainly be hard to beat that!
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Next is another simple card that features a bit of a bolder color scheme, Ripe Avocado & Enchanted Evening.
The card base is a standard A2 (5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored @ 4-1/4"), A Ripe Avocado layer measuring 5" x 3-3/4" is stamped using Versamark ink and Polka Dot Basics II. A strip of Enchanted Evening ribbon is adhered across this layer with the ends folded to the back, before adhering to the Enchanted Evening card cover. An extra layer of the ribbon is added with the ends tucked under to form a loop as an added detail, but you could forgo that step if you like.
The focal point image is made up of a series of image building images that Melissa incorporated into this set. It started with the "Season's Greetings" image stamped in Rip Avocado. The space between the first and second line is designed to perfectly coordinate with this little trio of poinsettias. I stamped them in Enchanted Evening, with a little dot of Smokey Shadow in the center done with a Copic Marker. Last, but not least, I adhered a small clear dome sticker (available in our store beginning September 15th) on top of the center flower. I love the detail this added while still being perfectly mail friendly.
The interior uses a solid circle version of the poinsettia inked in Enchanted Evening. A border from Borders & Corners: Circles stamped in Ripe Avocado frames it out. The sentiment, stamped with Ripe Avocado as well, is found in our Holiday Wishes stamp set. All of this was stamped on a 4" x 5-1/4" block of our famous Vintage Cream cardstock and adhered inside.
The matching Vintage Cream A2 envelope is stamped on the flap this time, using the same set of images that was used on the interior of the card.
This card came in just a bit higher than the first, 54-cents each, but still just as much of a bargain!
The last projects I have to share with you aren't necessarily holiday projects, but they showcase the versatility of Peaceful Poinsettia and how it can be used for all four of the seasons.
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While poinsettias are usually only used in conjunction with Christmas projects, Melissa's main floral accent is neutral enough that by just changing out the colors, it can be used for other occasions as well. For my collection today, I decided to illustrate the four seasons. To help me execute my color goals, I decided to use the outline poinsettia paired with Copic markers.
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Winter in Pure Poppy (and another peek at Dawn's new Signature Christmas set!)
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Autumn in Orange Zest.
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Spring in Raspberry Fizz.
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Summer in Ocean Tides.
All of these were so simple to make. Just a bit of Copic coloring on Kraft cardstock, followed by a few touches with a white gel pen. Super easy and fast!
I hope you enjoyed these little tidbits about Peaceful Poinsettia. Can you see yourself making these cards? Which one appeals to you the most? I would love to hear from you! Your feedback is so important! Just for leaving a comment today, you can have a chance at a fabulous prize package!
- Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set
- Holiday Wishes stamp set
- Clear Rhinestones
- Clear Epoxy Dome Stickers
This prize pack has over a $40 retail value, so be sure to play along! You have until 8am EST Friday, September 11th to leave your comment to be eligible to win. One winner will be randomly selected at that time. The winner will be announced before noon EST the same day on our September Release Winners Page. Please play nice, only one comment per person.
Well, enjoy the rest of your day and I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for more sneak peeks of what's to come! Thank you so much for stopping by!
Melissa Bickford has even more projects to share using Peaceful Poinsettia.
Lauren Meader is showcasing a new template along with Peaceful Poinsettia.
Dawn McVey is highlighting her new set, Signature Christmas.
Beth Silaika announces her first set with us, Winter Swirls.
Kelly Lunceford has a sneak peek of one of the new templates for you.
Complete, easy to follow shopping & cutting lists are available HERE!
Tonya Dirk says
Beautiful. I love the non-traditional color schemes you used! Your cards are all SIMPLY gorgeous!
This is lovely, I love that flower, it’s great that you can use it through the year
Another stunning stampset. I love the bold simplicity of the poinsettia – looks like a must have, especially seeing how versatile they are with changingthe colours up.
Lovely! I really like the unusual colour schemes for the Christmas season. Such a change from the traditional red and green. And I just love the idea of the handwritten sentiments – written by someone else! So easy for us to make cards look special.
I am a clean and simple girl through and through, so I love all of your quick and simple designs today. Most of all though, I love the versatility of the poinsettia design as shown by the last project highlighting the four seasons in different colours. Just awesome! I can really see myself using this set with a range of different colours now, and not only at Christmas.
Oh Boy!! It’s so hard for me to choose one. I really like the bold Ripe Avocado With Enchanted Evening. Never thought these colors could look so good together. I really really would love this package but then again it’s the first of many 😉
Chris Blanshard says
The combination of the beautiful flower and the handwritten sentiment is just stunning. I love the quick and easy cards that have maximum impact – these sets will definately be top of my wish list this month!
Lesley Plenderleith says
Hmmm, I am already so hooked on your supplies. I am from Scotland and I absolutely adore everything you sell. I love the simple poinsettia card as it is just so cute and versatile. Fabulous. Look forward to more peeks. Hugs Lesley
Wow! Those are fabulous cards! I know which two sets will be on my “must have” list!
Geri Freeman says
Very pretty, very versatile…who wouldn’t love this set! I like that the solid poinsettia was included…it adds so many more options. Nice job girls.
Wow, super cute projects Nichole! I live the Kraft cards that show the versatility. Can’t wait to see more!
The card using the Melon Berry and Spring Moss is just beautiful. The combination of those colors for a holiday card is so different from the traditional red and green. And I always like anything using Kraft colored paper.
Linda R says
I love them all! But, my favorite is the first one. I really like the detail on the inside of the card and on the envelope. Putting the flowers on the edge looks beautiful! And the spine treatment, wow, thanks for the lesson.
Christine B says
All of the cards are Fabulous, really like the Poinsettia ones they look so good on the kraft with the various colours – such a great idea!
Sandy Warren says
My favorite is the Poinsettia using Melon Berry and Spring Moss on Kraft. Love the ideas for the 4 seasons as well. Thanks!
Karen H. says
I have been waiting and waiting for a Poinsettia set – and this one is awesome! Thanks Melissa for a wonderfully thought out set – I can’t wait to get this one in my hands 🙂
Carol-Ann Torrie says
these are very practical suggestions, and so beautiful too.
I am in love with the simple poinsettia tags at the end of the post – very classic and very pretty!
Elizabeth K says
Love the flower and the fact that it can
be used all year long. Can’t wait to see
the rest of the set.
Julie Carlisle says
Love the simplicity!
k prakken says
All of the cards are beautiful. I like the last set of cards showing how the stamps can be used year round.
Wow, the first project is far beyond beautiful! I love that you thought about mail-friendly cards, I always struggle with them but all of my family lives far away so I often pay almost double the price, just because my cards are bulky. So thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the chance to win!!
Becs Attwood says
Great set and gorgeous projeccts. I love how vibrant all the PTI colours are and how there are so many endless colour combinations to create. Thanks for sharing!
Gina S says
Thank you for thinking of us for easy to make Christmas cards!!!! Papertrey takes a simplistic card to the next level.
Vanessa Menhorn says
Wow, I really love the “nontraditional” colors of your first card! Gorgeous! Thank you for all the fab inspiration, I always have problems finding ways to create fast and beautiful cards! My wishlist is getting longer and longer… Sigh
I like the clean style of the flower image and love that it can be used throughout the year as well. Beautiful cards as always!
Barbara V says
What a fantastic, versatile stamp set! Love the ‘neutral’ designs!
Jannette E says
How can you come up with such beautiful examples? This cards are lovely! I really liked the way you use the set for every season! Gives me another reason for wanting it!!
Ryann Salamon says
I would have never thought a whole stamp set could be dedicated to poinsettias. This is a gorgeous set and the samples are wonderful!
Ahhhh! Nichole, you ALWAYS have a way of making me want to buy a stamp set I initially did not think I “needed”. LOVE they “thriftyness” of these cards, LOVE the “unusual” color schemes, LOVE the versatility you bring to EVERY stamp set!
Love the poinsettia stamp. Can’t wait until the 15th.:)
Your first sample is my favourite. I like the lighter colours and the stamped panel inside the card idea.
sheila gill says
Your company is killing my pocket book. I absolutely love everything about this company!
Sandy Jean says
Beautiful holiday inspiration! It makes me want to listen to Christmas music!!!
I so enjoy the countdowns each month! You’re elegant yet simple syle is something I aspire to. Thanks fot the opportunity to win some Papertrey goodness. 🙂
Love them all and I love that all of them are fairly quick and easy but so beautiful!
Love the melon berry & spring moss card….shows how well this set could be used at any time of year as if the wording was different you would never know it was meant to be for Christmas….great look…..thanks for the chance to win
Love the designs. Especially the mellon berry/spring moss. I love a holiday card with different colours. Thanks for the chance to win. can’t wait for the 15th.
Vicki Stys says
Of course I love the new sets! Dawn’s handwriting is so cool and I love it paired with the classic typed font. I also love Nichole’s projects that are on the simpler classic side. Perfect!
laura j says
Love clean and simple cards and your use of kraft cardstock! Can’t wait to see the rest of the images for the stamp sets!
I definitely think this stamp set will be in my cart on the 15th! This looks like such a fun set to play with! My favorite project you did was the second one but that could be because Enchanted Evening is pretty much my favorite color.
Tricia Dee says
This poinsettia is just beautiful!!
Becky P. says
I really love all of your color combinations. I think I would duplicate the seasons greetings card, and the cards sets. I think simple and elegant is a great way to go for the holidays this year. I can’t wait to see what you and the DT come up with this week.
Ange Kelly says
Such a lovely set!
As always ALL your stamps are so versatile and gorgeous!! Endless possibilities, in my book they are must have stamps! I gotta start my Christmas list and send it off to Santa asap!!!
What a great set! I love Melissa’s style, and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the images. Wonderful cards, too. I especially love the insides this time.
OMG.. Just lovely.. I love love the poinsettia..!! Christmas cards made with this set are going to be gorgeous.. Hope I can get my hands on this one..!!
Cathy M. (Cathymac) says
Such a versatile poinsettia stamp is much needed to fill a gap in my Christmas collection! I just love all the projects you have created to showcase this wonderful set…can’t wait until the 15th!
Thanks for creating some beautiful samples! Looks like a really nice set that will work for large numbers of cards. Can’t wait to see the rest! 🙂
PF Goh says
Winter sets at PTI is a blast! Can’t wait. Love all the non conventional color combos!
Wonderful cards, Nichole! I loved the bold colors and beautiful but “not too christmass-y” style of your second card. Also, I love that you make us think outside the box (again) by showcasing the stamps’ versatility year round.
Angy Hughes says
I have to choose just one that I would create? Yowza! That is too tough. I really like how versatile the Poinsettas are when colored with copics. I love my COPICS! Then there are the sentiments – really love them as well. Can’t wait to see the rest of the reveal.
Lee Cockrum says
Poinsettias are some of my most favorite flowers! And the clean and simple design is right up my alley. I am really excited about this release!!
Connie G says
Nicole, these are simple but very beautiful. Love the pointsettia image and the sneak peeks at the other images! I also love the sentiments – I need some holiday ones so this is perfect! Thank you!!
Kim W in NC says
All of your cards are absolutely beautiful!! I love how simple yet elegant the first one you showed is with the non-traditional Christmas colors. I also like how you showed us how the poinsettia can be used year round!
Annette S says
I loved the four seasons one! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!
The unconventional colors of Avacado and Enchanted Evening caught my eye with much interest. It’s simplistic elegance is a nice change for the holidays.
Angela H. says
All the samples are gorgeous, as usual! I especially love the details inside the cards — it’s so easy to kinda forget to make the inside as lovely as the outside, but with this set, I’d definitely make the extra effort!
Thanks for showing us some simple and beautiful creations!
Wow Nichole, that is fabulous the way you have broken down the cost of each card. I love the fact that you are keeping the cards simple for mass production…..very appropriate for this time of year. Thanks for such great help!
These are beautiful cards, especially the first one. I love the sentiment in the first card too. Melissa has designed another great set!
Isn’t this set gorgeous. And perfect for Australia too. We don’t have snow at Christmas and all the snowman stamps are wasted here! Can’t wait to see the full set!
Samantha VanArnhem says
I love the last “seasonal” set of cards! I always hesitate purchasing stamps that are very holiday specific but that was a great way to showcase another way to use this set.
Classic! Love all of your samples and the simple clean look.
Oh wow! I never would have thought to use a poinsettia in so many different ways!!!
Love your first card. MB and SM are a favourite combination of mine add the poinsettias and I’m totally smitten!
Charmaine Ikach says
OH, this release looks just fabulous! I LOVE the different colored cards with the Kraft cardstock. . .so simple, but so beautiful and easy to reproduce for a large Christmas list! 🙂
Chris Cross says
I love this time of the month and watching for the new releases. Once again, I am not disappointed!
“Simply” lovely! 🙂
Diane S. (momoffive) says
They are all beautiful! I love the versatility shown in the “season” cards!
Maureen W. says
All the projects are gorgeous, but my fave is the last set – I just love the look of Copics on Kraft!
Carol Ballinger says
I have been waiting for some new Christmas sets and I love the ones you are offering this month.
I love the combination of all the cards that are similar, but use different colors and sentiments, they would be awesome as a gift set:) Papertrey Merry!
Once again love, love, love the new release! Such simple, but beautiful designs. Thanks.
This is such a great-looking set! I love that you showed how it can be used year-round just by changing out the colors. That makes it even more appealing!
Joan E. says
The last set of cards is my favorite. So simple yet so very pretty.
Jeni Barbas says
I really love your first card with the softer colors and especially the stamping on the inside and the envelope…taking it to the next level!
I LOVE the color combo of your first card! I definitely want to try this out for myself. I also like how the cost of making this card came out to $0.48! Nice!!!
Judith Gowdy says
These are so lovely. Can’t wait to start my Christmas projects. Thanks so much for breaking everything down – it makes it very easy for us. Cheers.
Michelle in Boise says
This has been my most fave set of the release this month but because I don’t color, I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t be able to stamp the pointsettias in one color and then do something different with the center. It looks like it may be 2 pieces and/or you have some open centers to put some bling or go for a country feel with a button even. I love that last set with the different seasons; that would be a fantastic, affordable Christmas gift!
Carol (HB) says
I’ve loved every one of Melissa’s sets, and this is a another must have. Owning so many stamps, new purchases must be versatile and as your beautiful creations show, this one totally fits that requirement! YEA!!!
Sandye Curry says
I love all of the cards! The second card, however, is my favorite! Great set.
what beautiful samples… this is a gorgeous set…
Such beautiful cards. I’m glad you decided to display quick and simple to make cards for the holidays. This looks like a beautiful set!
Wow, all your cards look fantastic yet so easy to make. I can’t wait to get my hands on that stamp set. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it!
Terri E. says
This is exciting!!! It looks like it will be so very versatile.
It’s a good life!
What a beautiful, simple and elegant stamp set. I love the way you showed non-traditional colors in the first card and the seasonal quartet. It is my favorite time of the month, LOVE the inspiration you and your team show. Thank you~
Diana Sood says
Christmas is my favorite holiday, where I get to spend more time with the family and get to decorate my house with all the christmas decorations. I love the poinsettia, it is one of my favorite flowers. I love the non traditional cards and all the others, It just bring magic to season. Can’t wait to get this set so I can start doing my christmas cards. Wow! Time is coming so quickly we have to start thinking of the holidays.
Love it!!!! Can’t wait to see it all!!! But I really love your first set of cards, yes they are non-traditional colors, but beautiful just the same.
Kerry J. says
Wow – love this!! My fave is the first one – I just love Kraft these days! I love how a simple card can have so much impact!!
Melissa thanks for making a card that appears to be quick and easy. Something that we all need at holiday time.I have been looking for a a nice poinsetta set. I will have to look no further. You are such an inspiration.
I love your idea of giving us quick and simple and economical! I love the poinsettias – there are so many possibilities!
Debbie Nelson says
Thank you, Nichole. I love all the cards..the simplicity of them and will be so easy to make when you have a very long list to send cards to. You are always so inspiring and I love the Dawn sentiments in her writing..such a nice touch! Also, love the colors and how the poinsettia can be used all year!
I love these cards and how economical they are. I am going to be crunched for time this year too and they look super easy. Thank you so very much for sharing these cards and this set is a must have for a working mom.
Beautiful as always! I’m so looking forward to the next few days of inspiration!
Bonnie Sharp says
I LOVE it! I am so glad you have shown how versatile this set is…….great way to convince my hubby! lol!
Melissa has, once again, designed yet another classic set that will stand the test of time! Very nice!
Erin Mattson says
I was just thinking a poinsetta stamp set would be so beautiful, last week! I’m so excited to see this set and how versatile it is!!
Molly B says
The first card is perfect. I love the spine and those beautiful poinsettia. I could totally make a bunch of those for the holidays. Great job on the set Melissa!
Wow! I love, love, love this set! It’s so hard to choose a favorite, but I love the color combination on the first card, with melon berry. Such a fresh and unusual choice for the holidays. I will definitely be making each and every one of these designs!
Sandra B. says
Beautiful cards! I love that you are showing simple, cost effective cards for the holidays. I can’t wait to get this set and get started on my Christmas cards. My goal is to be done with cards and gifts early this year. I love the first card you showed with the soft colors – simple and elegant. Can’t wait to see the rest of what you have in store for us!
I honestly can’t choose a favorite among these cards, I like them all. The versatility of this set is very promising! I’m partial to poinsettias anyway, but as you said, these images seem generic enough to be used for non-Christmas cards as well. This is definitely going on my wishlist.
Melissa has done it again – fabulous set! Love the colors used in the first card!
I love the simple clean lines of all of the cards that you showed today. I also love the color combination of the avocado and enchanted evening for Christmas, so I will claim that one as my favorite. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us this week!
Marisa G says
All the cards are lovely! I think my favorite is the outline pointsettia colored in Copics on the kraft paper. It is such a bold card, but simple to finish. Great job!
Ginny Schleich says
Beautiful stamp set! I love the quick and easy yet beautiful cards made with this set.
Lisa Henke says
oooo, that new sentiment set is making me giddy! love the set of 4 cards you made, that coloring on the kraft is stunning!
Kim S says
You all have such amazing talent. The stamps that you showcased today are really quite simple, but still manage to take my breath away. The stamps just have a flow and a style to them that make them stand amongst all the other companies. And the cards that are designed with them…there are no words!!! I think the poinsettia set will be the centerpiece of my Christmas cards!
Love the way your cards are not bulky but still look beautiful! I would be inclined to make a card similar to your second one. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!
Wendy H. says
I absolutely love this set, and it is a big help (and selling point) to include how budget-friendly Christmas cards can be!
What a versatile set! Now the next problem: I’m running out of space to store all my PTI sets! : ) Thanks for the preview.
Mandy from Canada says
I love the first sample card the most, I love christmas cards that use untraditional colors and your cards are always stunning!
Tanya Caudill says
Love this set, a must have! Thank you for all the inspiration and your fabulous products!
I love the beginning of the idea week. I need all the goals of your projects:mass porduction, reasonable price and elegant. Thank you for sharing your talent and thoughts!
Gail genrich says
I especially love the versatility of the pointsettia stamp in this set. A great way to use the copics once again!
I love the color combo of Enchanted Evening and Ripe Avocado! It’s so rich and warm feeling!
Simple AND beautiful!! Perfection!!
Leigh Ann Baird says
The bold colors of enchanted evening and ripe avocado speak to me. I also like seeing the versatility of this set, as you’ve shown with the last set of cards. I can already see that I will HAVE to have Dawn’s new set!
Beautiful stamp set! I love how the cards look and how simple they are to mass produce.
Jessica Christensen says
I truly love all the projects you showed today, but I think my favorite was the last one where you used the same sketch/design in different colors. I always like that for some reason. It’s a beautiful set for sure.
Renee S. says
Love the clean designs and looks gotten by using non traditional Christmas colors. PTI always inspires!
Megan Olsen says
I LOVE that you are showing us simple cards this month – that is so important for holiday cards. I cannot wait to see the rest of the countdown!!
Beautiful stamp set! Thanks for showing the set with the non-traditional poinsettia colors.
Kelly Schirmer says
Oh I LOVE that first one, so peaceful and elegant! And the way you used them for all four seasons, so cool!
Sandy Kay says
The color combinations are outstanding! Who wouldn’t love getting any of these cards!
Very pretty! I like the sentiments included and how versatile this set is–the flower can definitely be used year round!
Wow Love the colors you used for all the cards. The Poinsettias are awesome. I didn’t think I needed another Christmas set, guess I was wrong!!! Thanks so much Cynthia
Christy B. says
Beautiful! What wonderful color schemes you used on the cards. And, it does look to be a versatile set (even though it is designed for Christmas), which is fabulous! Thanks for breaking down the cost to make the cards – very helpful!! I especially liked the card with ripe avocado and enchanted evening – I love these colors together!!
Amy P. says
Poinsettia’s are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love how the last card example shows such dimension with use of the copics. This is a must have set, beautiful!!!
Dana Grothaus says
Wow! Talk about inspiration overload. I love seeing all the holiday card ideas. They really are inexpensive, but still look elegant and classy. Thanks for the great sets this month.
Tracey Cuccia says
Beautiful — What I truly love about your posts, is that you show true versatility. You can always find a way to use something that seems to be for a specific purpose, and turn it in to something else. Just terrific! Hope you had a great birthday celebration with your friends this past weekend! 🙂
The blue and green card is just stunning! What great ideas for making quick and easy cards.
Rhonda M. says
Wow! This looks like such a great set. I love your use of non traditional colors for Christmas and the versitility you showed for all year long. Looks like Melissa has another great set on her hands! Thanks for the ideas!
Leslie E says
I love each of the projects and the versatility you’ve shown with this set. I think the cute scallop spine is one of the first things I’ll do on a card. Thanks for the chance to win!
jaime aldridge says
i am in love with the season’s greeting card! thank you nicole for doing the break down on costs. what a great idea! can’t wait to see more over the next few days. the 10th of the month is my fav day!!
I see lots of fun possibilities with the poinsettias. I really liked the little poinsettia circle framed with the dotted circle from Borders and Corners Circle set. Love the coordination!
Its SOOOO lovely and elegent…really represents PTI ..amazing..Good Job PTI team
Connie G says
Nichole, this is so simple yet so pretty. I just love the pointsettia image and the sneak peek of the other stamps. Need holiday sentiments too. This is a must have!!! Thanks for the peek.
You’ve done it again – another must-have set! We host a holiday party every year for my DH’s direct reports and thought I am in love with all things Christmas, the invitations must be HOLIDAY. I think Melissa’s set might be perfect for our invitations! I think I may take your last example turn it longways and use the large poinsettia as the topper of a 4×9 invitation (I’d love to see you sell envelopes for that size). Simple and elegant.
Lynn Brown says
I love the idea for all of the seasons. Very pretty!
Fabulous cards Nichole. I’ve been waiting for this day since the last release.
You’ve done it again! I wouldn’t have bought this set without your samples – you guys are creative geniuses – thinking outside the box and using images in ways I couldn’t have imagined! That’s why I’m so stuck on Papertrey.
I love how versatile that flower is!! I’ve often thought that a pointsettia should be usable for more than just christmas cards. Love your set!!
Laurie Gelo says
I love all the projects that you did today but I especially love the last one. I like the size of the cards because it appears that they could be used as gift enclosures or as place setting cards. Just adorable.
April Z says
I love that you’re focusing on simple cards for the holidays! The cards you’ve created show that cards don’t need to be elaborate to be beautiful. I’d love to win this Poinsettia set!
Love how simple yet elegant the large poinsettia is. Great new set!!
Marge Sexton says
The Four Season Card set is my FAV!!! I Love the versatility of this set! Lately I have been awed by any and all projects using Kraft, and paired up with beautiful PTI colors….WOW! Thanks PTI…
Julie Cameron says
So far I am loving Melissa’s pointsettia set and dawn’s new sentiment set (I see you gave us a peek..) can’t wait to see the rest. Bring it on baby!
These are just gorgeous cards!
Love the flower and that you can use it all year long! 🙂 So awesome!
Val (Mom2Men) says
Of all the previews, I think this set is my favorite. Can’t wait to see the full set.
Jamie Greene says
I love how versitile this set is! My fav project would have to be the 4 seasons!
Karen S. says
I love all the different looks you can get from this set!! I especially love the colors you used on the first card.
Lisa Nixon says
Wow – who would have thought to use a Christmas theme stamp for all the seasons! That is a wonderful idea!
aaaah…Dawns set is amazing…that is a for sure purchase for me, my favorite card is the spring moss and melon berry holiday card..love the non traditional colours!
They all appeal to me because of their simplicity, and I’ve also fallen head over heels for Kraft card recently and I can’t stop using it! So anything simple, striking and making good use of Kraft gets my vote.
Diane Anthony says
I love the look of the card using Melon Berry and Moss. I think I would change to more traditional colors. Love the look of the sentiment peeks too. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Susan aka Crunchy says
Simply beautiful!! I love the look of the pointsettas. And Dawn’s new set is a must have already!!
Sara Kuberski says
I love the first one. I can definitely see myself making that card. Can’t wait to add these sets to my collection!!
CherylQuilts at SCS says
What a beautiful set…and so versatile! Great job, Nichole, and thanks, Melissa, for a wonderful new design!
Stephanie S. says
Nice to see a twist with the poinsetta. Many ideas come to mind. Look forward for more ideas with this set.
Linda E says
These sets look fabulous. I can’t wait to see them in the store. Thanks for sharing some fabulous designs for us busy stampers.
Rose Antonopoulos says
What great holiday option, love the colours you used….holiday cards can be beautiful AND match your personality AND be reasonable…Love how you demonstrated all of that!
Beautiful. I love that you are showing us economical Christmas cards, I definitely need that this year.
Jerri K says
This set puts you in the Christmas mood for sure. I love all the different color ideas and the simplicity.
Leah C. says
Fabulous set, love the versatility! Lovely projects to showcase easy holiday giving.
Wow this post has really opened me up to a pointsettia set! Gorgeous.
I especially love the last set of cards with the different colors and the kraft mixture all set off but the touch of crisp white… great!
Audrey T says
Wow, I wasn’t expecting to be so taken back by this set! I love the versatility and use of other colors for Christmas instead of the normal red and green that you see everywhere. Looks like a really great set! 🙂
I love your set of seasonal cards — the colors are so vibrant. I also really like the Melon Berry poinsettias. What a great set!
Great cards! So classy, yet easy to make – look forward to seeing more releases.
This set looks so elegant for Christmas but the way you used it for other occasions makes it even more attractive. It’s the 1st day and I’m already so impressed.
Marica G. says
I love the simplicity and elegance of your cards. Great style and economical. I love Melissa’s new set and can’t wait to see the rest of it on the 15th… as well as all the other sets!
love this set! I love it when I can use a Christmas set at other times of the year. I love all your cards today and will definitely be trying them out.
The color combinations in all the card designs today are beautiful! I especially like how versatile this set can be. I would have never thought of using a poinsetta to make autumn and Easter cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity Nichole!
Loving these cards! I really like the different colors picked for Christmas. Year after year you get tired from using red and green.
I love the flower, can’t wait to see the other images in the set.
Carol L says
Magnificent!!!! I love poinsettias, and I love all the amazing, thrifty and gorgeous cards you’ve made with this set! It’s definitely a must-have for me!!
Love the first card … and the colors are fresh and striking … another must have 🙂
Katie Rivera says
I love the simple style of all of these cards – if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the first 🙂
Stephanie Joseph says
Love the poinsettias! Can’t wait to make some cute Christmas cards with this set! And can’t wait to see Dawn’s new set, too!
Janet S says
I love the spine you put on the first card. Never thought of that but such a pretty, elegant look. Melissa’s set is terrific as usual. Looks like a great September release.
Pam D. from MI says
I love this stamp set. It totally amazes me how you and all your designers come up with such wonderful ideas and stamp sets. I now have a category in my budget just for Papertrey Inc. Love you guys!
I love this time of month. So much to see, so much to buy. Love the way you show the versatility of each set and this is no exception. The colors are amazing. Thanks
Alyssa b says
I love the colourful ones, they are just divine!
Kimberly S says
All of these are beautiful. I will definitely be doing something similar to the non-Christmas cards. I love how the white is popping out from the frame and flower center…
Stephanie Higgins says
Wow I love the various options for the poinsettia. I would have never thought to use them this way. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love the idea of making them fast and easy! I can truly see myself making any and all of these wonderful creations!
Katie D. says
Such a beautiful set! Love the Season’s Greetings card!
I really love the first card. Such a simple one with a big effect! You make everything look so easy!
So beautiful! Every card! Each is simple and affordable yet so elegant. I really love your all season set.
Carrie T says
Those cards are beautiful!!!! I love how you created the cards for each season. When you share your ideas for thinking outside of the box like that, you sure kick start my creativity! Thanks!!:)
Melanie Bray says
Wow…these were stunning…all of them…and when I look at every sample, I think, yep – even I can do that!! The enchanted evening one is my favourite…just beautiful and simple…love it! And thank you so much for the costing of each…very helpful. You are amazing…this is my favourite time of month…I SOOOO look forward to this every month!!! Thank you!!! Mel 🙂
Hard to choose! I love them all. But I could see myself making one similar to the first card. Looking forward to seeing what’s to come tomorrow!
Stephanie Washburn says
They are all so beautiful! Such a great idea to provide ideas for simple and easy holiday card projects! You think of everything!
What a beautiful stamp set! I swore I wasn’t going to buy any holiday sets but after seeing this one I guess I’ll be rethinking that decision (LOL). Thanks for the chance to win one.
Lori McAree says
I really like the last set, the poinsettia colored differently looks like different flowers and I love that!! Thanks Nichole for a chance to win!!!
I love Dawn and Melissa’s sets and can’t wait to see the others. I really appreciate you breaking down the costs for us to see how what a value making the cards are.
Neat set! I love the simple cards you did in the four color schemes. Kraft makes some beautiful holiday cards!
It’s so hard for me to choose one. I really like the bold Ripe Avocado With Enchanted Evening. Loving these colors together. I love this package so much simplicity.
Andrea M says
Wonderful stamp set! I’m so excited for the release – more stamps to color with copics!
Thank you for showing how versatile the set is and including cards for each season. I love to make little notecard sets, and it is great to see how this stamp set can be used for that!
i like the simplicity of it…thanks for including a card cost breakdown. It really helps to see the numbers when thinking about mass producing.
I love these flowers and your idea to use them all year long! Absolutely beautiful!!
Melissa F. says
I love them all but I especially love the set of 4 colored with the copic markers. They are just beautiful.
Julia Aston says
This looks like a wonderful versatile set Nichole! love your all your beautiful samples!
Judy in Indiana says
Now you are singing my song, Sister! easy enough to make and flat enough to mail, it is a breath of relief for us all.
Thanks so much for showing how easy it would be to adapt the set to each season! One of the things I look for when purchasing – is how often could I use the set? This could be used all the time!
Love the set – its gorgeous – and the cost breakdown – shows why making my own holiday cards is the way to go!
Absolutely gorgeous cards! I too love the color combinations! Love the use of the kraft cardstock with these! Simple and clean and absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Very wonderful images!! I love making a simple & quick cards for Christmas and this set will work wonderfully!! And I’m a big fan of Mellisa’s work, too!!
Michelle Michael says
These cards are fabulous and the instructions make it even better! Thanks for understanding your customers needs and making it easy for us to make beautiful cards!
Michelle L. says
I love your style Nichole. Quick, simple and easy…that is my kind of card. You always make me want it all!
Your cards are simple, yet elegant. I like that this set can be used all year round!
Samantha T. says
Wow! Simple, elegant, easy to make, and still a “wow” when you open it!
Barb B. says
I love the simplicity and elegance of the pointsetta set. And, I’m so looking forward to the holiday wishes set.
Kathy W says
I love this clean and simple look, and I appreciate how this set can be used all year round. Thanks for the beautiful examples and inspiration.
Awesome post, Nichole!!!! I love that you kept the cards simple and mail-friendly – that is what most people think about when deciding on a Christmas card design. I also love that you made the card “insides”, just like traditional Christmas cards. Oh, and beautiful bold, non-traditional color schemes! I think so far I am most excited about the Signature Christmas set – gorgeous!
Lisa G. says
Oh my gosh, I love that poinsetta. I’ve been waiting for a set like this. thank you for all the lovely projects.
julie coit says
looks like another great month and we’ve only seen day one boy are we in trouble love love love the cards esp the ones with the different color schemes
Barb W says
So hard to choose, but my favorite is the first one. I love the poinsettia stamp and Dawn’s handwritten stamps are always top on my list. I love what that adds to my cards. I also appreciate your ‘what you call simple’ ‘I call fantastic’ ideas using the stamps. Another exciting month of wonderful stamps. Thanks ladies!
Judy L says
Thank you for showing us the versatility of the set…it looks “simply mahvalous darling!”….who wouldn’t love such a set?!
Sue in Grapevine says
I like the first card & see the design being useful for any occasion. The spine cover is especially clever.
I also like that the flower evokes the poinsettia, but isn’t locked in to being only that flower.
Diane U says
I love the poinsetta set! I always buy a new stamp set for the holidays and this set might be the one. I have been making Christmas cards for a co-worker for the past 2 years and he will love this set too! I’d love to win it!!!
I just adore the Season’s Greetings card. The last set would make great placecards for the table too. I am so excited for this reLEASE!
Wow great set of cards! I love the seasons greeting one… 🙂
Looks like a great set! I looooove that first card you made – would be nice and easy to replicate many times for Christmas.
I just love them all!! But my favorite would be the last group of cards you made. I just love how versatile this set could be.
Judy S says
I love the simple lines of the cards … just great for mass producing! And thanks for showing us different color combos … it’s always hard for me to think outside the box!
Diana Blessinger says
I love the different options we’ll have when using the Poinsettia’s. I absolutely adore the text however. PTI does it again!
Wow! I’m sold on this set already. I love the ripe avocado and enchanted evening card. I usually don’t buy Christmas stamp sets because we order photo cards. Our list is huge! However, I see great versatility in this set. I can also use the sentiments to make a few special cards for friends this Christmas season.
Kelly Braund says
Looks like a great set! Can’t wait!
Linda Anderson (studbo) says
Wow…need I say more!!! Absolutely stunning cards Nichole!!!!! Lovin’ the simplicity, something I’m forcing myself to do with Christmas cards so I don’t need to spend $$ for the additional postage!!! Can’t wait to get this set and play!
I *adore* when you make multi colored sets using a single stamp set. It’s so simple and beautiful!
Mendi M says
I loved your first card. The spine idea is one that I will really put to use. Thanks, Nicole!
What a fun new set, I really like the first card. The use of non traditional or more muted colors is a great idea. Love the fonts that you have included with this set.
How simple yet beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest! Of course, I say that every time, but ya’ll do such a great job!
HOLY WAH! (an upper Michigan exclamation of great surprise) These are just fantastic! I like the design of the first card, which I think I would like to make using the colors of the second card. The inside of the second card is very elegant.
LOVE the card with Melon Berry and Spring Moss! Perfect for South Florida. Your concept would be beautiful for gift wrapping too!
I absolutely love the last set of cards you made, and I REALLY love all the previews I’ve seen of the handwritten sentiments! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
I’m glad to see you focusing on how “I” could use your products! “I” am not as creative as you … and while I LOVE your usual classically elegant look, too often it isn’t something I could replicate!
Thanks for thinking of greater uses!
Melissa Cox says
Melissa hit it out of the park again! Her new Peaceful Poinsetta paired with Dawn’s Holiday Wishes looks perfect for tons of holiday projects! I really LOVE the look of the Ripe Avocado with the Enchanted Evening – kind of a traditional Christmas color mixed with a traditional New Year’s color. So many inspiring ideas today!!!
I love making Christmas cards, and this would be the perfect stamp set.
Kristin Bueter says
I’m so intrigued by the new stamp sets. I already feel like I need all of the sets you’ve made samples for! Love that you are offering a set featuring Dawn’s writing. She has the perfect penmanship for today’s fun, bubbly yet pretty font that is so sought after.
All of your cards are stunning. I love the sample of the seasons using Peaceful Poinsettia, and the non-traditional color scheme you used for your Christmas card. The Enchanted Evening card is stunning as well…so elegant.
As always, thank you for inspiring me.
Great ideas! Love ’em all.
I LOVE this set! What sold me on it is the sentiment with the Poinsettia strip in the middle. It’s gorgeous! all of your samples are fantastic.
This is so inspiring! I am looking forward to purchasing my very first PTI product. Thank you Nichole!
stephany zerbe ♥ ♥ ♥ says
Stunning projects!! Thanks for the chance to win! I love this time of the month!!
Oh, How I love Christmas!!!! This is my favorite time of the year. This will be my first time to create holiday greetings to send out to my loved ones (I finally graduated from college, YIPPEE!). I am looking for the perfect card and this poinsettia would be amazing!
Barbara DeBose says
The poinsetta reminds me of my grandmother. She always had a poinsetta every year at the holidays. I especially like the coloring on kraft cardstock!
I love this set I can tell by the sneak peeks I am gonna be broke this month. This one is just lovely and I love what you did with the envelopes…
I love the simplicity of your ideas. Love that these sets can be used for multiple occasions. Traditional meets fun in the new Peaceful Poinsettia set! 🙂
Mary Ann says
Simple, clean, and elegant. That’s what I think when I see these cards. Love this set!
Love this set!! The first card is my favorite! Can’t wait until the 15th! 🙂
Another wonderful set! I can’t wait to start making my Christmas cards with it!
Tami McBeain says
Love all the simple cards, the ripe avacado and enchanted evening card is so elegant yet so simple. The little dome sticker really adds a nice touch!
Jackie Solomon says
I love everyone of the cards. The colors in the second one are the most striking to me.
Poinsettias are one of my favorite parts of the holidays!
Alice Roushia says
Looks like an outstanding set. What clean and simple cards, but yet elegant. It is hard to choose which one I favor the most, but I really was taken by the last set. You can see all the various ways this set can be made with mass production. Stunning~! Alice R.
Ronna E. says
I love the approach you have taken to the presentation of the product – simplicity, ease of production, and cost effective. In today’s times that is so relevant to all of us. Also like the non-traditional use of color.
Ann C. says
So classic and simple – everyone will love it! I think it will be a winner when it comes to trying to save on postage to mail handmade cards.
I would definitely like to use this set to create some of my holiday cards this year. Love the mixture of the traditional (poinsettia) with non-traditonal colors (Melon Berry and Sping Moss).
I’m loving everything I have seen so far with the poinsettia set. I own all of Melissa’s sets so I know this one will be a must for me as well. I really liked the color combos you used today. Looking forward to the rest of the peeks.
Victoria C says
I love poinsettias! I even use Poinsettia wrapping paper so everything matches in my home. I love going to church and looking at the big tree that is made from using Poinsettias. Yeah, love this stamp set so much! It’s perfect for so many things – not just Christmas. Very creative and lovely!
wanda bingaman says
What a nice looking flower (the large stamp)- I mean it’s such a happy looking flower!! I hope this makes sense……. The color combos are divine!!!!
OMG, I am IN LOVE! Poinsettias are my absolute favorite Christmas motif and I NEED this set!! And the set with Dawn’s handwriting?? I love her handwriting so much and am so excited about this set! Darn you PTI, this is going to be a dangerous month again!
I love the example of using this stamp all year long! The colors are great. I’m excited!!!!
Cheryl M. says
I look at alot of sites and I always come back to yours for the best ideas and most beautiful supplies. Love the simplicity of the projects and the sincerity in which you represent your company on your blog. Thank you.
MeShellaBella (aka Michelle) says
I’m loving the very first card you made. It’s a very “soft” version of Christmas. And I’ve always loved the pink poinsettias I’ve seen in my Mom’s Christmas decorations. She uses them because they match her living room and they make it beautiful and soft. Another beautiful set by Melissa! 😀
I love this set! I’m so excited about ALL the holiday sets and your insipiration!
Kris McGinn says
I love them all. I am always very particular about the sentiment on my Christmas cards, and it looks like this set will have some good ones. I can’t wait to see all the choices. Thanks again for a great set and awesome examples. You come through every time!
Chris L says
I love all the cards, but my favorite I think has to be the first one. I love the spine idea you’ve done, it is such a finished look. Plus I love the bling :).
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
mary puskar says
This set sure has versatility and I love how you used colors not usually seen at christmas time. It’s refreshing! Can’t wait to see the rest of the new sets.
I love your first card and how you took the pointsetta and used it for non-Christmas cards. Just love the flexibility of your stamp sets.
Anne S says
Okay, you got me! Absolutely took my breath away with the first card! DEFINITELY ordering this set! Why oh why do we have to wait to the 15th?!
Erika Hyde says
Can I cheat and say I love them all?! I love the color combo in the first one, and then I love the design of the inside of the second one and the set is just so darn cute! I hope I win so I can try all of them! 😉
Simply beautiful! I appreciate seeing cards that would be easy to mail.
Oh, I’m loving the “simple” theme you’ve chosen and the poinsettia stamp set looks fabulous! Great card designs – can’t wait to see what else you’ve got in store this week…
karen b says
Once again you hit it out of the park! The samples from you and the design team are always great, and today’s are no exception. I felt I needed no more holiday sets, man was I wrong! Can’t wait until the 15th to place an order.
Cathy Hansen says
Fantastic! I have been wondering what to do with all my kraft card stock.
VERY EXCITED ABOUT THESE NEW SETS ! YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE !!!
Wow they are all stunning, im not usually a flower girl but this set is top of my wish list!!
Deb C says
How cute! I almost bought a poinsettia stamp from another company and now I’m so glad that I waited. I love this set!
Meredith K. says
Melissa has such a clean classic style! My favorite is the second card – with the seasons greetings in the middle. I am just a fan of symmetry. Can’t wait for the full release!
Rachel Bosworth says
The first card appeals to me most. I love the spine idea, that it is mail friendly and the nontraditional colors. I definately see myself recreating that card. And I love Dawn’s handwriting. Thanks for the chance to win!
WOW! All of these samples are simply beautiful but my faves are the cards for the different seasons. I never would have thought of that and it shows how versatile this stamp set truly is. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
I love the versatility of this set. Beautiful cards can be made so simply and economically….yet unique and pretty. Something we all look for in the “hustle and bustle” of the season… Thanks for sharing.
Michele aka Derbylea says
Your first card is exquisite! I can totally see making something like that!
Michelle E. says
Great cards! I love the kraft card. And how I would love to do cards with my own handwriting. It gives it that personal touch. But mine is not so great. Now with this handwriting sentiments set you can add that personal touch. Fabulous colors!…You’ve done it again. :O)
Sunny Penn says
I love all your cards as usual. I really like the last cards since I can use the set all year long. They are simple as you promised, yet still gorgeous! I can’t wait to get this set and stamp away.
You do such a wonderful job showcasing your new releases each month. I just “discovered” PTI within the last few months and find myself getting caught up in the excitement of seeing the beautiful new things.
melissa sibert says
I love the look of your first two projects. Very nice color combinations that make them stand out from other Christmas cards. I love the look of these and their simplicity. Thank you for trying to help us keep it simple and economical this year for the holidays.
Carrie D says
I like them all, there is rarely a card that you create that isn’t appealing to the eye.
Great set, can’t wait to see the rest!
Stephanie Williams says
I love this set. The poinsettia is so pretty and versatile. It looks great in every color. Gorgeous cards!
Love the simplicity of the cards you made. Also love how you showed using the stamps for different seasons.
Sharon Knitter says
Poinsettias are so much fun and work for whatever winter holiday you celebrate. Love this new set!
Lori H says
You completely addressed my desire to make simpler cards this year, but still have them look stunning. I really loved the Ripe Avocado and Enchanted Evening color combo – so elegant!. I also appreciate the “other season” ideas. This set looks to be another winner from Melissa!
Kris A says
Simple is BEAUTIFUL!! Love all your samples….especially the last samples showing cards for the whole year. Love them ALL!!
Wendy Fox says
I love the ocean tides version – so pretty. I can definitely see myself making both of the holiday cards – and thanks for adding the “recipe” for your creations Nichole!
Michelle Caldera says
I am so excited about Dawn’s sentiment set! Always love more sentiments, and the handwritten/font combo looks so fresh and custom 🙂
WOW! What a beautiful set and I love all of your cards (as usual)
I absolutely love the simplicity of these cards. Thanks for always sharing your new, fresh ideas!
Remigia Poulo says
I love the quick and simple designs. Can be used for everyday. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.
Isabel Z says
What caught my eye was the use of nontraditional colors. I really like the finished look and will be incorporating this into my Christmas card making this year. I also love that the image can be used for other seasons so that the stamp set doesn’t sit on my stamp shelf waiting for a once a year use–that would be too sad.
Emily W. says
Oh, I just LOVE the top card! I would totally make that christmas card but I just love the layout… I might make some all purpose cards following that setup!
Fran Camero says
Love the different ways you used the stamps. Beautiful cards. Thanks for including me in the drawing of the prize
Denise January says
I look forward to PTI releases each month – this is by far going to be the BEST! I LOVE the holidays!!
’tis the season to be joly… falalalala-la-la-la-ls
Katie M says
Wow! My favorite one is the first one. The colors are very “me”, but I also love that they aren’t the standard Christmas colors. I really love poinsettias and think these are beautiful. I make so many Christmas cards to send that these would be fairly simple yet still have a wow factor for the recipient. Love them!
Denise Prosser says
I love this set~ I always trying to come up with new ideas for cards for the holidays.. This set would totally help! I can’t wait, this is a must have! You gals rock at Papertry ink as usual!! Denise
janet dowell says
I love the polka dot card! Non traditional colors make me think outside the box! I need to do that more often! I also like that you posted the actual cost of each card. These are simple and elegant!
Kelly Fehr says
Love the simple images, allows for so much more personal expression. Thanks for the Christmas card ideas, I like them both, but would have to say poinsetta is my first choice.
Wow, I´m loving the versatility of this new stamp set. I´m already thinking of the holidays and this set is making my brain to think of holidays ideas, thanks nicole for the the jumpstart of ideas.
i love the excitement of the holiday season! your stamps are gorgeous and the card ideas are super cute and look very do-able. thanks!
SIGH…I LOVE it.. everything is WONDERFUL you shared.. cant wait to see what the DT shares with us!! I ADORE PTI.. and one of the many reasons is your ALWAYS thinking of US! and that makes your company TOPS in my creative book! 🙂 THANKS Nicole, and all PTI team members!!!!
Off to more peeks.. oh I LOVE this time of the month! 🙂
Patty J says
Oh my, I am making my wish list now and this was a great way to start! It’s all lovely.
Danielle G. says
These projects are beautiful! I have a feeling this release will definitely get me in the holiday card making spirit! Hopefully I’ll get them done early this year. Looking forward to seeing more of the release.
Michelle Ip says
I love the poinsetta Christmas card! I love the simplicity and the colors you used. And the stamps are beautiful!
I love the Copic colored flowers. I adore your style–and find it mirrors my own stamping style so well.
Michelle W. says
Gorgeous! Loving all the Christmas card inspiration.
I love all of the samples and the versatility of this set.
Mary Duffek says
Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration and I love it when you do the cost break down…I am nerdy like that. LOL!
I love the nontraditional colors in the first card…very pretty!
I hope I win this….Thanks again!
As usual I love them all…what great work. I really love the first card…the soft colors are just so pretty..and the spine treatment is something I will be using. Thanks for all of the inspiration.
Monica Jantz says
Oh wow, you’ve totally inspired me to get busy on my Christmas stack NOW! I love the non-traditional colors of the first card and the detail of the polka dot spine (on the fold). All the cards are great and I can’t wait to have this set in my hands! Love Dawn’s signature style in the handwriting, too! Thanks for sharing!
Amy O says
I love quick & easy! You make them look so beautiful!
I really love the blue and green cards, the ribbon is beautiful and it is such a classic design! All of them are really great though and any one of these I could see myself using as inspiration! Thank you so much for the chance!
What a pretty set! Can’t wait to see the entire set. Love the quick and easy projects!
Jennifer Carter says
I love your samples!! What great ideas to use the stamps in non-traditional colors!!
Heather P. says
Oh wow, how beautiful! I love each and every card you’ve presented today, especially the first one… Totally something I would make myself (albeit not as gorgeous as yours! *smile*)! LOVE the unusual color schemes!
These are great cards. They remind me how elegant and sophisticated cards can be even when the production is simple. With all the papers, colors, embellies…I loose sight of how to be successful on a limited budget and with limited supplies. If anything, it is causing me to get bogged down in design and loose my creative mojo. Thanks for the aha! moment.
Marge R. says
Oh, I can see this set will make some very classy, yet inexpensive Christmas cards, and that it could so easily be VERY versatile! Looking very much like a “must have”; sooooo excited to see all the rest!!!
Kim Ross says
All these cards are beautiful! Can’t wait until the set is revealed. I’m sure it’ll make it onto my wish list. My favorite card was the first one, and it’s because of the spine wrap. I love that look!
Christine Schultz says
Wow!!!!!!! Just the other day I was thinking about what to make for Halloween treats for the kids to hand out. Now I want to make Christmas cards! I’m so looking forward to the next 5 days.
Colleen Wold says
Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for showcasing some clean, simple, and inexpensive projects! It’s perfect for the holidays and also because of the economy right now!
This set is just gorgeous! I can’t wait to see it in it’s entirety!
Wow. awesome stamp set. I really liked the last set of cards. The bold colors and simple design are perfect for mass producing.
elana k says
I love that first card with the nontraditional color scheme–just beautiful! And perfect for a holiday season here at the beach (where it never snows)! The wheels are turning….love this!!
Jennifer Delaurier says
I love the clean and simple look of this set, and that way that you can bling it up too if you desire! And what versatility, that’s amazing!
Thanks for showing how it’s possible to extend the use of a holiday set into the other seasons during the year!
Gorgeous set and I am super excited about Dawn’s new set! Wish my handwriting looked like that!! Thanks for the chance to win!
I love the enchanted evening, ripe avocado card! I can’t wait to start planning my Christmas cards for this year!
Tessa Wise says
How pretty! Not only could you use them for beautiful Christmas cards, they are so elegant that you could use them all year! I love the multicolored set you where you did just that!
Jessica Purvis says
I LOVE that first card! Simple, elegant, and easy to mass produce, and mail. Wrapped spine, decorated inside, coordinating envelope. Perfect!
And thank you for sharing the price breakdown. It helps to see that handmade doesn’t have to break the bank.
I love all of the cards, but I think the soft colors of the first one caught my eye the most. Love the idea of using the stamp on the inside of the card and on the envelope. Also really liked the “spine” idea. Great color combos on the last set of 4.
Linda M. says
How beautiful and so versatile! Thanks again!
Love the enchanted evening, ripe avocado card. I particularly like the inside sentiment with the image. Very classy.
I think they are all fabulous but my favorite is Autumn Blessings. Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I love how this set can be adapted for different seasons.
I LOVE the ‘Tis the Season card. Very beautiful yet simple. I think this would make a great Christmas card as I generally do about 40 so simplicity is important. Wow, I can’t wait to see the rest of the samples with this stamp set!
I love the multi-colored poinsettia cards on the kraft paper. The colors just pop!! All are really fabulous samples. Thanks for the chance.
Kim Howard says
Nichole: I love your creations, and a fan of your company, but most of all what I love is that you show both simple and intricate cards for stampers of all levels.
C Burke says
What fabulous samples! I like this new set. Christmas will be here before we know it so it really is time to get started on cards and gifts now.
Love the elegance and simplicity this set offers! Thank you, once again, for the inspiration!
Mary H. says
I love the unexpected colors used in the Christmas/season’s greetings cards. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the entire release!
What a great poinsettia! Melissa does it again!
Wow Nichole, these are amazing! I’m partial to the first. That scalloped edge and color scheme sings to me. Early signs point to a fabulous release!
Michelle A. says
These are all so pretty! I really love the simplicity but fabulousness of the last cards, your seasonal showcase. I see how this set can be very verstaile & used all year round!
I am SO excited about this set! A while back you asked what we would like to see in a holday set this year, and I said poinsettias. Well, here they are, in Melissa’s beautiful and versatile style. Thank you so much.
Banu H says
WOW, this set is awesome. Cannot wait to see the entire set.
Connie F. says
Wow! I love the poinsettia set and signature sentiments. And, I love the easy, inexpensive cards you created. The Pure Poppy Tis the Season is my favorite, or maybe the Seasons Greetings in Enchanted evening and avacado–they are all beautiful.
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win these awesome stamps!
Very cute! I especially love the last set you did!
Your designs are classic and lovely, just like always! I love how you showed the versatility of the poinsettia, by making it work for all seasons. This is definitely a set that needs to be in my collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win one.
Terri Bills says
Wow! What beautiful projects. I can’t wait to see the whole sets.
I love the set of cards in different colours!! Poinsettias are one of my favourite Christmas symbols…beautiful! Dawn’s set is going right into my cart…I hope I get one before they sell out!!
Love the non-traditional colors. Thank you for giving us so many ideas that are not so complicated. Papertreyink Rocks!
Katie M says
Wow, this looks like another fabulous set! While I loved all the cards I am particularly impressed with the 4 Season samples. In different colors the flower could pass for Zinnias, Marigolds etc. which makes this set a year round great value.
This set, along witht he peeks for the other sets, have me absolutely itching to create homemade Christmas cards this year!!
I’m wondering if the blocks from Sign Language will fit inside the “Season’s Greetings” builder stamp. That would be so cute with the little mittens and package and snowflake and such.
LOVE these posts every month, they are SO inspirational!
So helpful to see the color variations that expand the utility of this set!
shari walker says
I love all the cards, clean and simple and thats what I seem to have time for nowdays.I love all the non traditional colors, I can’t wait to order the new sets…
Kristi Lewis says
Beautiful cards-love the stamp set. You never cease to amaze me.
Diane Du says
Thank you for the simple designs. I have three small girls that like to help and simple designs are perfect for them to create. They love it when their projects look like adults did it!
Peg C. says
I always love your examples of the sets and your right, they always make me want to buy them. Love that you showed the inside elements and envelopes, too. Great set!
Simplicity is the name of the game for me this year, and these cards fit the bill! Perfect!
Katie in UT says
I’m so excited for this month’s release! Thanks for showing how the Borders and Corners Circle set can be used with this new one from Melissa. As always, coordination and versatility is appreciated SO much!
SPEAK TO ME!!! Oh MY!!! Can’t wait for the 15th!!!
Thank you for the “simple” examples Nichole! The simplicity of these projects really lets the sets speak of their beauty themselves. Sometimes with all the other “stuff” the beauty of the sets gets lost. Wonderful cost-efficient projects!
Linda M says
Beautifully done Nichole! I love the symmetry on the avocado card. Yummy!! Thank you for showcasing quick, beautiful cards made with limited supplies– so important all the time IMO but especially this year!
kristie larsen says
i love how you can use this image for more than just christmas. that definitely ups its value and i love how simple these are to create but SO cost effective! Something i am definitely looking for this year. i do love this set and the small peeks I see of Dawns set too!
Love the image that is on the inside of the Season’s Greetings card as well as on the envelope flap!!! Also, I really like seeing how it can be used year round…makes for Great inspiration! :>
Margaret C says
I love the fact that stamped with Christmas sentiments, it’s clearly a poinsettia. otherwise, not so much !!! Thanks for the showcase – off to bloghop the others !!
Elizabeth V. says
I love your elegant cards. They are really very simple but WOW are they fabulous. It is so easy to be drawn into the thought that a cards needs 49 layers to be gorgeous and that is just not true. Thanks for offering the great prize!
Simply beautiful! Simple inspiration during these simple times! Simply fantastic!
Sharon King says
I love this set and would have a great time playing with it. Thank you again for the chance to win this set.
Melissa McClary says
I adore the cards stamped on kraft and colored with copics. It’s amazing how vibrant the ink is.
Karyl Lee says
WOW!! Another awesome set that I MUST have! I love the versatility of this set and so many of the other Papertrey sets. No wonder I look forward to the 15th of every month!!
I really liked the Season’s Greetings card you made. The colors used aren’t the traditional Christmas colors, so it was nice to see a holiday card that is a little out of the box.
Nancy N says
The Enchanted Evening and the Ripe Avocado is a rich combination. What great inspiration!
Lynn P says
Christmas – my favorite. Love the simplicity – my favorite was the 4 seasons
Tracy Y says
My favorite is the Season’s Greetings card. The focal image really appeals to my style of card-making. I also love Dawn’s new handwritten sentiment set!!
Teresa F. says
Love the way you used the poinsetta for seasonal cards! I hate putting away my Christmas stamps and with this set you don’t have to.
I really love your all season cards! I can’t wait to get Dawn’s handwritten sentiment set…I love her handwriting!
Mary H says
Absolutely in love!! This is a definite “must have!!” Had my Christmas cards already planned – but just changed my mind!! Will go so well with your cardstock I just got. Can’t wait!
Carol R says
Love your simple, yet elegant looking cards and the ideas to make them. Sending handmade cards to family and friends is so rewarding during the busy holiday season. They really appreciate what has been done especially for them.
Kimberly O'Rosky says
Gorgeous samples and I love the non traditional colors plus the fact that you could use the poinsettia all year round. LOVE Dawn’s new set too!!!
Maile Belles says
I love the simplicity and beauty of all of them. But my most fav one is the first one. Love the colors and such a fabulous layout, Love it!!!
So awesome!!!! I LOVE ther versatility this set provides. It is diffenetly a must have. I really like the ones you created for each season, very cool.
those last four cards would make a nice little gift for someone..maybe make two of each color…thank you Nichole giving us products and ideas to make us better stampers.
Elizabeth B. says
Oh oh… I can see already that I’m going to get myself into trouble this month!!! I love your samples! I’m so glad that you’re showing easy projects because time is always short around the holidays!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the sneak peeks!
Elizabeth S. says
Another great set of stamps! I love all the different color schemes. So simple but elegant at the same time. I can’t wait to see wait to see the whole set.
Wow, totally loving the non traditional colors, love the melon berry! Looks to be a super versatile set, love it!
Sara Paschal says
OMGoodness I LOVE the second card the color combo, ribbon treatment and images are very very nice. Glad to see some acrylic stickers coming back, hopefully you have found some great larger ones also (my fingers are crossed).
Love the price breakdowns also, that is a nice treat.
Heather M says
How beautiful! I can hardly wait to make my purchases (yes it an intended plural)and am happily adding these lovely holiday stamps to my list. Joy begins at home, I say 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!
Stephanie J says
Oooo, this set looks like it will make for some very quick & easy, but still absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards!
I love the new take you have on making less complicated and more economical projects! I also love your non-traditional color schemes along with the lovely stamp sets by Melissa Bickford and Dawn McVey. Thank you for the chance to win!
Pamm Bonn says
Poinsettias at Christmas is a must in my house. I love the new stamp set, and Dawn’s sentiment set is gorgeous. I really like your first card showcased. I love how you carried the green border onto the back of the card and how you simply, yet perfectly, carried your them on to the inside of the card as well.
Another incredible stamp set.
I love the enchanted evening/ripe avocado combination..so dramatic, but unexpected and beautiful. I also like how inexpensive these cards are, and easy to mass produce.
Barbara Howell says
I love your first project today. It made me think that I need Peaceful Poinsettia for my Christmas cards this year. All of your projects are beautiful though. Thanks for sharing all your creativity and for the chance to win these sets.
Sharon D says
I love, love, love both of these sets! The poinsettia is so elegant, and Dawn’s handwriting is so perfect. I love the top card, with the paler pinks and greens–and the polka-dotted spine! You’re so inspiring, as always, Nichole!
Lynn R says
I really love how simple these cards are! I know I don’t have time to make elaborate cards to send at Christmas…these are just the thing! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Crisanne Durrant says
I absolutely love the seasons greetings card using avocado and navy. I love using ribbon on my cards, but have issues with it mailing. Wrapping it around the avocado piece gives it that bit of something extra, but without all the bulk for mailing. And I love the cost breakdown you gave! A beautiful homemade card does not have to be costly!
Lisa mosher says
oh wow such beauful but simple cards love them, I especially love the four seasons set. thanks for a chance to win a great prize
I love the simple, repeatable, and economic designs on the samples. It sure helps when you have 80 cards to make (or more!) One of the details I like about this set are the variety of coordinating images and especially the image with the words that coordinate with the line of 3 small poinsetta’s. A great concept I’ve enjoyed in other sets. Thanks for a great prize pack offering. I love this company!!!
Steph W. says
I love these cards and this set!
I think it is really nice for you to continually give us info on how to make the cards and their costs. It really does help when you are looking at making 150 Christmas cards.
I really love those cards with the Kraft paper for all seasons too. Great idea and wanted to ask if that is just copics colored right on the Kraft? I just can’t believe how well they cover the Kraft! Looks wonderful. Would love to make a bunch of these cards.
Thank you for the chance to win!
Tracey A. says
What a lovely set…definitely something I would use for my Holiday creations! Nichole – I just love your use of Melon Berry & Spring Moss…what a beautiful color combo! Can’t wait to see what else is coming this week!! 🙂
Janin Huerter says
Great stamp set! Christmas is my favorite time of year for making cards. This would be a great stamp set to have. I love the 10th – 14th! I can’t wait to see all your projects.
The first card is my very favorite…I love how the scallop edge wraps around the back of the card. Beautiful!
Kerry from PA says
Very cool – love the ease yet elegance of these cards. LOL – now if I only got myself organized I really could make my Christmas cards for less than I could buy them.
This is so so pretty! Love the soft colors!!!
Wow. What a set….covers all the holidays. Thanks Nicole for helping us think outside of the box!
What a great site – I will become a follower!!! I didn’t realize that you were part of PTI – which I love! So thanks for the opportunity – it looks like a terrific stamp set!
KraftyChick from the Cricut MB
Hollie Shepard says
I love all of these sets, but I am really looking forward to purchasing Dawn’s new set! I love her handwriting and it would give a personal touch to any Christmas card!
Kim Jennings says
What a beautiful set and it goes great with Dawn’s new set. Perfect!
Elaine P. says
I love this one! And I’ve got some birthday money just waiting to be spent… (i.e. burning holes in my pockets)
Sherry Cartwright says
Beautiful cards. I love the versatility of the images paired with sentiments. That flower is awesome!
Karen L. says
Love your samples and the use of “non-traditional colors. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win these great products!
I could see myself making all of these projects, but I loved the first one because of the unique colors. Thank you for showing us how to make inexpensive, but lovely presents that the recipients will truly enjoy and cherish.
Both of your cards are “simply” beautiful! I can definitely see myself using those as inspiration to make my own. As ALWAYS, I LOVE Melissa’s stamp sets and your choice of color combinations are very refreshing. 😉
I love this set! Now I am so torn about what my holiday card will be this year there is too much to choose from!
Gail White says
Love the cards you made with this set. Definitely going to be in my cards to make file. I always love when you give nontraditional uses for your products. If I was on the fence I am not anymore. Thanks
Michelle Ward says
I just love the poinsettias and the creative ways you used the set. As always,your ideas are inspiring! Where do you find the time?!
Carol B says
Just LOVE the poinsetta colors…all on kraft! I’m thinking this is an awesome color for my Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration! And, that poinsetta set is fabulous! I think it’ll be a must have!
oh I love these sets, so simple and with many possibilities, love it!
I love how the simple elegance of the set allows simple to look ‘wow’. I can see that this set will be used a lot – Nimmy.
Lizzie Jones says
I love that you’ve showed the versatility of Melissa’s new set. Not only are the holiday samples different styles, but the set of seasonal cards are super cute, too! I’m really looking forward to the sets this release. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!
Barbara Ax says
Wow! I am feeling ready to commit to our Christmas card design. Love the sample projects you shared. I am looking forward to the release party.
Beautiful! I love that you showcased ways to take a typical Christmas/holidays set and used it throughout the year!!
Wendy H says
I can definately see myself making these types of cards. I especially liked the four seasons set of cards. I can’t wait for peaceful poinsetta to be available :).
Tabitha A. says
Love all the cards you made. The colors were just beautiful and some really excellent color combinations!
Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize package. What I like the most besides everything is the thoughtfulness that goes into every one of your releases. You are so right about keeping things simple and economical for everyone at Christmas. You have shown us that we can create beautiful gifts at a great price. Thank you.
I love nontraditional colors for Christmas cards so the mellon berry and spring moss is my favorite. It’s so pretty and so simple, big WOW factor with that one.
Julie E says
I agree that keeping it simple is the way to go, especially when mass producing Christmas cards. Your cards are simply beautiful!
wow, looking forward to this release! I do enjoy the pointsettia, especially since you could layer it and have it be dimensional, but not too bulky! Also love the sentiments! You always have wonderful sentiments. The holiday-themed sentiments seem that they would say it all! Thanks for the chance at wonderful goodies and good luck with the release!
I love the melon berry card- so natural and pretty!
Andra Sterzik says
I like the first one, with the alternate melon and moss colors. Its nice to see something with soft colors and the coordinating envelope and inside prints. Lots of stamping AND fast- perfect Christmas card.
Donna G. says
Oh no I see another month coming where I want it all. Love the poinsettia image and would not have thought of using the non traditional colors but I love it. I can already tell my pocketbook is in trouble.
Eve Harman says
I love the way you used the set to show its versatility. I’m always glad to find ways to use my favorite “holiday” stamps at other times of the year.
emily cossins says
I like the first card very much and can see myself using that same design, especially the spine portion. Thanks for the chance to win
Ok Nichole, you just made my Christmas card making a WHOLE LOT easier! I love the non traditional colors you used in the first card. BEAUTIFUL! I also love the versatility of this stamp set, that you showed by using different colors and sentiments. You are absolutely brilliant and I love the sets you showcased here. I’m gonna go broke! lol
Merry S. says
I love this set. It can be used all year and is so versatile. The cards are beautiful.
Jennifer Hollett says
I think I am most excited by this set!!!!
Ali G. says
I like the four seasons. It is amazing what a little change of color does.
Cara Staten says
I am so excited for Christmas now! Gorgeous cards!
Christina L. says
Beautiful cards, Nichole! I absolutely love the “season” card set- another example of how versatile PTI stamps can be. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love the versatility of this set…that Easter card really caught my eye!
I can’t believe how PTI out do themselves every month! I love these stamps so easy to coordinate and the sentiments are so elegant and perfect. I cant wait to get started on my Christmas cards. :o)
Thanks so much for providing samples that are quick and easy! Loved the spine on the first card–what a fun touch! Using non-traditional colors and the set of four seasons really highlight the versatility!
You’re right – clean and simple is IN. I’ve been somewhat disappointed that the magazines don’t feature this style as much, but are showing many more shabby chic/fussy cards. THANK YOU for reminding us that simple CAN be beautiful!!!
I love this set! It is so versatile and the samples show so many ways to use it for all the seasons. Can’t wait to see the other new sets.
This is SO getting me in the early Christmas mood. I’ve never made my own Christmas cards, but this just might be the year! What a great set!!
Beautiful samples! Very easy to mass-produce.
I love the sneak peek for this set! Your non traditional color scheme using the melon and moss are amazing! I like the versatility of changing the color of the flower to make it appeal to occasions other than Christmas.
Ruth Allmart says
Of course I love them all but if you’re going to make me pick just one then I would have to say the ‘Seasons Greetings’ design. It is so elegant and crisp and clean and I just love thatunexpected colour scheme. Can’t wait for the big reveal (as usual). Thanks Nichole.
Beautiful Set! Love the multiple ways to use the set for all of the seasons.
Kellie B says
I think all your cards are AMAZING! I love the first card. The bold, clean every season cards are extremely cool! You inspire me!!!
Very beautiful stamps and creations! Sure does put me in the holiday spirit!!
Melissa D. says
Talk about a great versatile set. This is awesome. I love all the colors you are using and the many variations you were able to get with just a few supplies.
Lisa Hjulberg says
So simple and yet so elegant! Way to go girls!!!
Amy Kolling says
Oh, these samples sure show the versatility of this set….I wouldn’t have thought of any of these!! I especially like the “spine” touch on the one card. I will sure to use that idea!! Fab job!
Beautiful! I just love that you included the price breakdown.. The colours you used show the versatility of the stamps.. how i love the first card!! This gives me tons of ideas for all of my christmas cards.. Im itching to get started! Thanks for sharing!
i love the four seasons card set!! So simple but nice!!!
Your cards are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite! The color combo on the second card is gorgeous. Luck has never been in my family when it comes to winning things, so I’ll just add them to my wish list! 🙂
LOVE the Cards!! I think my favorite is the first one. I love the “nontraditional” colours!!! Can’t wait to see what else you have cooked up for us this week!!
Jennifer Holmes says
I think the poinsettia is a beautiful image for the holidays, so classy and elegant. I also like seeing it used for other times of the year – as usual, PTI stamps are so versatile. I can’t wait to see the rest of the sneak peeks – I just love this time of the month!
These stamps are great for the holidays!
Harriet Skelly says
I think my favorite is the Kraft card set for all seasons – showing the versatility of the poinsettia flower! I love the cleand and simple look!
Shannon T says
Looking forward to the rest of the release.
OM gosh, those year-round cards are KILLER; I so love them!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the new stuff!
Thanks for the great inspiration Nichole!!
Suzanne J Dean says
Another beauty of a set–love the versatility of the images & beautiful cards you’ve made! Add this to my cart on the 15th,hee hee!
Suzanne J Dean
Terri B says
Beautiful new sets that I can’t wait to purchase. I love the “nontraditional” color combinations – very inspiring. I love the simple and elegant look that Papertrey creates!
I definately need simple for the holidays this year! Your projects are beautiful and can easily be reproduced quickly!
Andrea McCulley says
What a lovely set of cards! The melon berry and spring moss card is incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for including the sizes of all of the cardstock pieces…such a time saver! I am thrilled you will be carrying the clear dome stickers! I have been looking all over for them with no luck until NOW!!!
Lori A. says
Everything is beautiful! I loved seeing how versatile the set is with the different seasonal cards. Awesome!
Deepa M. says
That is a beautiful set, and I love that the flower can be used all year round because of it’s stylized look. Great set!!
I loved all the samples and the versatility of the sets. That is my favorite thing about your stamp sets…I don’t use them once and tuck them away.
K Griswold says
It’s hard to pick one favorite as all your samples are beautiful! I guess the color combination of the “seasons greetings” card most caught my eye. Can’t wait to try this new set.
Heather in FL says
Every time I think “maybe I won’t love everything from Papertrey this month,” y’all come out with your samples and make me want everything. I know that’s the point, lol! But this looks like something I might just have to have. And I love how you showed the versatility of the set with other colors and holidays. Really cute!
Penny J. says
Nichole, your cards are beautiful as always. I love the non-traditional colors along with the simplicity of them all. Thank you for all your hard work and yet your willingness to share so freely all the details with us. Just one more testament to why Papertrey is so loved. Kudos to Melissa on another great set. The versatility of this set to be used for any occasion is such a plus in my book!
Maeghan M. says
Please please pick me!!! I love the Poinsettia set… and it definitely is one that can be used for more than Christmas cards, too!!!
First of all, you had my very favorite Christmas song at the beginning of your blog! I like the last set that shows the different seasons, just because I love being able to use a stamp set for multiple occasions. But, I love the Season’s Greetings card…I absolutely love the inside of the card – it really put a finishing touch on the card! Can’t wait to see the whole set!
Chrissy Lux says
Of course, I liked all the samples today! 🙂 However, I really like the last set of cards in the different colors and with different sentiments. Not only does it show the versatility of the image, it also showed how easy it would be to crank out a few extra cards in that same layout to have some “all occasion” card sets to give as gifts!
How elegant & simple :0) I love your creations Nichole, and the fact that you’ve utilized my FAVORITE Kraft Cardstock!!
OMG!! I LOVE THAE LAST SET OF CARDS, CAN YOU GIVE THE MEASUREMENTS FOR THEM
LOVE the price per card idea…Really helps in the planning process and the non traditional use is awesome!
Kelly B says
Thanks so much for all the easy, step-by-step directions! The non-traditional colors are so pleasing and would be sure to make your cards stand out from the rest. Love the new stamps!
Another great set! I love the card examples you made & how you included the costs of each. I’m definately liking Dawn’s Signature stamp set. I can’t wait to see more of it.
Vanessa Cadman says
OMG, Nichole, as usual, another gorgeous feast of ideas!! CAS definitely works for especially when mass-producing. Thanks (can’t wait to see the rest).
Connie Carroll says
The cards and envelopes are just BEAUTIFUL! I love making my own cards and these would be so simple, I especially love how the poinsettia can be used for all the seasons:)
Thanks for the inspiration!!!
I cant say it enough…just when I think I have seen it all you come up with even more ideas and creatives ways to showcase your talent. I LOVE the poinsettas used as the 4 seasons accents! Thanks for sharing.
Cindy S says
Cindy Vernon says
I love all your ideas, especially the different color combos.
Heather J. says
What a great set – I love the sentiment that comes with it as well. I’m thinking the “I want it all” button will be used this month! Heather J.
I have never made my own Christmas cards before. Seeing todays post inspires me! This set makes me believe that I CAN do it! Great set done with classic PTI simple elegance!
Lee Anne says
My mother had poinsettias throughout the house each Christmas as I was growing up. Since she passed, my dad sends me a poinsettia every year for my December birthday to remember her. This would be a great set for me to use to make cards for those people that knew and loved my mother. I like how you showed the versatility in the set, but I’ll probably just save it for Christmas use to remember her as I make cards. She is on my mind this month since her birthday is next week. Thanks for the great chance to win and the great memories you have started.
A beautiful set! There is such versatility built into it. I love the coordination when mixing elements for card, envelope, etc. I am also one who loves to use unusual color combos for Christmas cards. One year, (before I found Papertrey) I mixed bright pink, red, and bright orange on my Christmas cards. They were a big hit! So this year, I am thinking Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, and Poppy as an encore!
Loving the stamps and the color combinations you chose!
krolski (kathy) says
I love ALL the cards today! Especially love the spine on the Christmas card. Going to have to try that. And I just love the 4 seasons cards. They are all so pretty, but yet look different just by changing the colors. Great idea! Such great new stamp sets!! Thanks!
Beth Puckett says
Love the simplicity and versatility of this set! It will definitely be a go-to set way beyond the holiday season!
Rebecca Ednie says
Since I don’t celebrate Christmas, I appreciate you showing a non traditional use for this set!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Beth Bo. says
I’m loving all these ideas for Christmas…anything that helps me to think cool thoughts as I slow bake out here in Niger. 🙂
I love clean and simple! They are beautiful, economical and perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win the package. Happy Holidays to you!
Regina M says
I love this set, but I love the simple elegant designs of the cards even more. The Thrifty Holiday cards breakdown is wonderful – anyone could afford to make their own special cards at a price like that! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Kim S. says
I love how the stamp set can be used all year long for different holidays. Such a fun new set.
once again you’ve shown the versatility of your stamp sets. and i appreciate the fast and easy approach, i will hopefully be making my own christmas cards this year and this is great advice!
Cindi B. says
Wow– I really love those cards at the end that are not even Christmas! What beautiful colors! The simplicity of these designs is what makes them so beautiful!
Efrat Kashat says
Oh! How I love those long beautiful posts! And the Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz and Ocean Tides are so pretty together!
Pam Douglas says
these are wonderful. I love your color combos…especially the ripe avocado and enchanted evening. I can’t wait to see more of the Holiday Wishes stamp set.
I want them all….is it the 15th yet? Just beautiful.
Kerry A says
Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose! I am definitely going to be doing some shopping on the 15th! 🙂
I love the single flower with the various sentiments!
Wow! I love the crisp, clean look of these images.
Love the colors and stamps you used on these cards. Any one receiving a card using them would greatly be impressed.
I love the Enchanted Evening and Ripe Avocado card. Who would have thought the colors would go so well together. Great set, I can’t wait to see it all.
Debbie Jensen says
Absolutely beautiful!!! And thanks for the reminder that I need to get started on Christmas cards!
Patricia Tempelaars says
they are GREAT again!!! love the stamps!!
Lori W says
Wow beautiful cards and beautiful stamps. I especially love your second card Nichole. The colors are fantastic and I’m so excited you will be carrying the dome dots. Will these coordinate with the ornaments in Take a Bough?
Val S says
While all the cards are wonderful, I really love the one using the Melon Berry and Spring Moss…very soft, peaceful colours! Awesome set!
Shelly Kettell says
Wow! It’s a great set! Good job Melissa! I love the added touches to the envies…it’s the little things that make a big difference! Can’t wait to see everything!!
Debbie Reaves says
You’ve convinced me I need this stamp set.
Your cards are truly beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win something.
Mary Cook says
Thanks for thinking of our budgets. We are really looking at all aspects of cutting costs and this helps.
wow i LOVE all the cards! I love how you use different colors that all convey a holiday message! Sometimes red and green just get a little tiring! And the sentiments are lovely! My favorite part of the cards!
I love the card with the melon berry. It is so simple yet so elegant and not the traditional holiday card. But I must say I love all of them. I can see myself making a bunch of cards early this year and maybe even mailing them before the new year! Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!
Sheena B says
I must say I love the final set of cards – showing how you CAN use a christmas stamp at other times of the year.
Linda C. says
Clean, fresh & beautiful inside & out!
I love this set. I had told myself I don’t need a holiday set this year but now after seeing this, I want to make all of the cards! Thanks so much for showing fast easy cards that would be quick & economical to reproduce.
Tricia T says
Thanks for sharing easily reproducible cards! I’d love to give those stamp sets a home!!! 🙂
Melon Berry & Spring Moss for Christmas? Who would of thought of that? Of course, Nichole would. I love that combo. The Poinsettia stamps are a “must have”.
Peyton Baldwin says
WOW! All of these ideas are wonderful and I love, love, love the poinsetta! I can’t wait to get my hands on this set!
Love the sentiments using a combination of text and Dawn’s awesome handwriting. I also love the use of nontraditional colors for Christmas cards.
Angie Hamill says
I love how verstile you showed this set to be. Great Set. Love the rhinestones too. =O)
I love the middle one! Blues and greens together are always my fave color combo and this would definitely be easy to make!
I Love the second card “Seasons Greetings” Its simplicity is beautiful!
I love the flower & the fact that it can be used all year long! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set 🙂
Stephanie Niavez says
I love your beautiful, simple ways of creative inexpensive cards, and the approximate cost for each one. Super cool!!!!
Oh, if I EVER wanted to win a PTI set, it’s this one! It’s beautiful, so versatile and clean-lined. Just love it.
Maria Frieden says
I love the versatility of this stamp set! Looks like it can even be layered very nicely. Great job!
Barbara Hale says
OMG! Can it really be time to start on all those Christmas cards and holiday projects. Great projects and I am looking forward to seeing the sets in their entirety.
Stefanie Staniak says
Nichole, your simple cards are stunning. I’m so in love with this pointsettia that I will get it for sure. Winning it would be wonderful but purchasing it will be a must. Thanks for all your inspirations.
Mary B says
I love poinsettias, and have several stamp sets of them. This one looks like a must-have, too! Using them as non-Christmas flowers is a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
I love the seasonal card set you came up with-what a way to use what is traditionally thought as only Christmas through the year!
Nancy Gagnon says
YES, I can definitely see myself making these cards!! I am partial to the ones made with the kraft cardstock, only because I really like the look of cards made with kraft cardstock. They are all very nice & the coloring on the set of 4 is gorgeous!!
Just love the simple beauty of this set, the colors you used were inspiring.
Lori Y says
WOW! Melissa has done it again! Her stamp sets are incredible and I cannot wait to see this complete set. Pretty sure it will be in my cart on the 15th!
judy samples says
Lovely! Can’t waait to see the rest!
Beth C. says
They’re all beautiful, but I like the softness of the melon berry and spring moss on the first one the best.
Crystal M. says
I love poinsettias!! I can’t wait to see the rest of this set. And I really love the color combos you used.
Beautiful sample cards of using nontraditional colors for Christmas cards. Thanks for the chance to win.
Hope Jones says
Love how you showcased it being used all thru the year! Great!
Love the Avocado & Enchanted Evening card! It could be that my favorite color is blue and I somehow use blue in most of my holiday creations every year!
Heather Curoe says
I like the Melon Berry and Spring Moss card the best- followed closely by the craft cardstock cards. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. You all continue to amaze us all!
Carolyn Y says
I have to admit, I’ve never seen stamps in Poinsettia. This is what makes PTI so great, they create stamps you wouldn’t normally find anywhere. Love the cards done with this stamp set.
I’ve always loved a dark blue for Christmas, but you’ve made it so elegant and simple. Can’t wait to try this one.
Love Love Love the first card! I think I am going to have a hard time choosing what stamp set to use for my Christmas cards! 🙂
Lisa HR says
I’m a big fan of Melissa’s stamp designs/sets and this one promises to be another favorite! Your projects are beautiful. I would love to play this set.
Beautiful! Who would have thought that poinsettias would be so pretty in those colors?
I LOVE the poinsettia image and how you adapted it to every season, so versatile! Thanks for the chance to win!
Avril Tanner says
I just love the Holiday wishes stamp set! and those pointsettas are just too cool! Thanks for all your inspiration!
What a great set, I love how the simple designs all make gorgeous cards.
Jill H says
How cute! I love all the different colors of cards!
Lovely poinsettia set. I really like the first design – it would look great in red. or maybe pink – Hey, I’m a traditionalist 🙂
Amy s K. says
Thanks for all the design ideas, great for Christmas cards – and gifts of card sets! I really like the card spine idea!
Tricia Dee says
I loved the Seasons Greetings card – the combination of Enchanted Evening and Ripe Avocado is a favorite!
Angela R. says
all beautiful cards! wow! love that you show how versatile each set is!
Brandi W. says
Wow, I love the Ripe Avocado and Enchanted Evening color combo, what a gorgeous card.
Cheri Howard says
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the simplicity, and the bargain hound in me loves the savings!
I love how versatile the set is; especially how the poinsettia can be used as a flower year round.
Anne M. says
I love the green and blue color combo on the second card. The stamps are all beautiful!
Natalie S says
I love the color combo of the first one. It’s an elegant, yet simple design. I can use kraft with every project, so that alone is a winner in my book. Love that all your samples used kraft and thanks for showing the versatility of the second design.
Just love the Peaceful Poinsettia!
I appreciate you showing us how simply and cost effective cards can be. I love to see your works of art.
I LOVE the layout of the set at the end and I LOVE the colors of the second card shown!
Lovely image, too! And simple embellishments can really make a card pop!
I love the second one. I like the rich colors and simple design.
Mary Kelly says
I’m enjoying the clean and simple style. No fluff. It’s very refreshing!
I really like the poinsetta cards. How you made one for each season. I also like the easyness of the first card, just stamp and cut paper and you have a card. Great holiday card ideas.
Margaret Dinn says
I love the colours used they are so vibrant. It is interesting the use of the poinsettia. Looking forward seeing the rest of the stamp set.
Roxanne Stevens says
Oh my … I can definitely see me making cards like this … simple and elegant. I love them all but the Ripe Avocado & Enchanted Evening card is especially appealing to me. Thanks for the chance to win!
Stacy W. says
I love your card layouts! I tend to stick with the simple and quick because that seems to be the only way I get to make a card these days. I love the layout of your first card and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lovely set! I really like the layout and color scheme of the first card. Can’t wait to see the rest of the set.
Beautiful cards! Thanks as always for a chance to enter and possibly win.
jen shears says
These are all great & inspiring examples!! I like your card, Nichole, the best today- the ‘not-quite-traditional’ colors really worked for me! 🙂
I love the enchanted evening / ripe avocado combination. I never would have thought to put these together (especially at Christmas!) but they work brilliantly 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.
Helen F. says
OH MY GOSH! These cards are all so beautiful, Nicole~ I love the classic and simply elegant feel to them. Also how you made the envelopes and insides of the cards coordinate with this gorgeous new stamp set :o)
I think Dawn’s handwriting is just beautiful! I really like the sentiments from that set and can really see myself using them a lot.
Thank you for the chance to win something yummy from PTI!!
Marcia Truslow says
The first card by far – colors are dreamy and would be a standout in any pile of holiday cards.
Wow! What a great set. I love the way you make all of your sets so versatile. Poinsettias are so great for the holidays and are great for any person, no matter what they celebrate. Love it.
Diane Aubrey says
Another stamp set to add to my cart –your monthly releases are all “must haves”
Alyssa Pappas says
The simplicity yet elegance of the poinsettia set is just gorgeous! And of course, in true Papertrey style, it is just SO VERSATILE! wow. this is going to be a great release! I can’t wait to try some of your card ideas 🙂
Certainly could see myself making cards with these stamps. The versatility throughout the seasons just adds to the impressiveness. All of the samples are great.
Beautiful set, beautiful samples…looking forward to seeing more! Thanks for the chance to win…
I love the simple cards and handwritten verses. I’m ready to make Christmas Cards!!
These are all beautiful!!! I would have to say the ones that speaks to me the most is the second one with enchanted evening and ripe avocado…I love the rich colors!
Maria M. says
All the cards are fabulouso but I think I would find myself making the 1st card with the unconventional color schemed poinsetta. I love the design elements used within the card as well as out. I usually only focus on the front of the card but it now gives me inspiration to also think about the inside.
Margaret Peltier says
Can’t wait to see the rest of this set – I love the different colored poinsettia cards – those are on the to make list!
Cannot believe it already time to start thinking of Christmas cards. Melissa’s new Christmas set is a must have for me. I look forward to seeing the rest of the sets during this month’s countdown.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Robbin Clements says
I love this set….can’t wait to try it out for Christmas!!
Christi E. says
Love this set! I just got some copics and am itchin to use them! Thanks for the beautiful ideas!
I absolutely love the first card. From the kraft cardstock to the inks used to stamp the poinsettia, it makes me want to buy the set even more. I’m not the best stamper, but the simplicity of the card makes me feel like I can do it.
I think the pure poppy is my favorite! I love how all of them are quick and easy to do!
Laraine R says
I love your 4 seasons cards!! Great idea!! I will have to remember this!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Jessica L says