A few of my favorite things…

By October 15, 2009The Day After

"The morning after" is always one of my favorite times of the big release week.  When I get up, I make myself a cup of tea and hop on the forum to see everyone's reaction to the new products released the night before.  And this is also when I take a look at all the Design Team galleries.  Have I ever mentioned that I get to work with the best designers in the business?  Really, they're just the cream of the crop. They make magic with our products and I get SO incredibly inspired every time I see their latest creations! 

In fact, their galleries were looking SO good this month, I thought I would share a few of my favorite projects, just in case you happened to miss them!

Betsy
 
Betsy Veldman made the most incredible gift packaging using Vintage Ornaments for some 3D tags to adorn the new Around Town Tote!

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Mish

I love the way Michelle Wooderson used Giga Guide Lines along the spine of her card, plus the grosgrain ribbon stamped with the snowflakes from 2009 Holiday Tag Collection is to die for!

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Melissa

Melissa Phillips created these darling little tags using the gingerbread man from Holiday Button Bits.  I love the way she slipped them into the embossed glassine bags!  Such a special touch!

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Niki

Niki Estes used Flower Soft for snow under the little snowman from Holiday Tree.  I love the way her scalloped border made from Holiday Vintage Prints paper accents her color scheme!  Such a fantastic execution!

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Lisa

Lisa Johnson made such an artistic statement with the little clusters of snowflakes stamped around this Holiday Tree.  Love the bling added to their centers too!

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Lauren
Lauren Meader used the beautiful mistletoe tag from 2009 Holiday Tag Colelction as the focal point for one of her versions of Cash or Charge #2.  (Did you know you get THREE templates for the price of one with the Cash or Charge Collection…such a bargain!)  I loved the way she used Background Basics: Retro as a border through the center of the front.  The Copic coloring really echos the leaves of the mistletoe so well!

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Heather

Heather Nichols paired so many of my favorite things to make these beautiful little cards!  2009 Holiday Tag Collection was used for the focal point, then she used papers from In Bloom, Bitty Dots & Green Tea Leaves and Polka Dot Basics II stamp set to create the patchwork strip down the side.  The little hint of Text Style II is a perfect compliment too!

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Geny

Geny Cassady perfected the art of layered images with her card here.  Giga Guide Lines on top of patterned paper from Holiday Cheer and even over Text Style II.  Love the artistic, stylish look this created!

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Debbie
Debbie Olson worked her magic with Vintage Ornaments.  She rally highlights how beautiful the patterns in Holiday Cheer can work together too!  Love the richness of this project!

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Dawn

Dawn McVey used one of her signature bright & bold color combinations with Holiday Button Bits.  the single border from Polka Dot Basics II is an awesome look that I look forward to trying myself!  I love how simple this project is, perfect for mass producing but maintaining a high level of style!

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Becky

Becky Oehlers created colorful snowdrifts for this little Holiday Tree out of Bitty Dot Basics papers.  I love the way she layered the sentiment with the ribbon, button & twine too!

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I hope you enjoyed all of these as much as I did!  Have fun getting started on all those holiday projects you have been planning!

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Join the discussion 29 Comments

  • 1
    Quirky says:

    Am I the first to comment? WOW 🙂
    I can’t make it for the release at the forum as I’m working at that time… but I did come to your blog…Unfortunately I don’t win anything…LOL….I’m not that lucky sort… but I’ll continue to try 😀

    I can’t wait to place my order and start playing again… 🙂
    Thanks for all the wonderful designs!!!!

  • 2
    Melissa says:

    This month was incredible and you’re right, you have the best designers in the business! And the nicest too! I can’t wait to get my new goodies!

  • 3
    barbara says:

    This morning I am still completely overwhelmed that I won! Thank you so very much to you and everyone at Papertrey! I continue to be inspired by the beautiful work. I think I am going to have to create a lot of different cards this year. There is too much inspiration to just make one design. I guess I can’t say that I never win anything any more. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you!!!!!

  • 4
    Susan says:

    Wow – the projects are AMAY-ZA-ZING!
    I went in to order some stuff at papertrey and a lot of the buttons and cream twine are out…any idea when you will get more?

  • 5

    I can comment again! Yeephee! I loved the projects of all DT members! Awesome work!!

  • 6

    I’m so glad I’m a fan of PTI. All this lovely work to look at.
    Eveline.

  • 7
    sarita says:

    yes nichole – you do have THE BEST working with papertrey! the first blog i go to in the morning is Michelle’s. The second i go to is Melissa’s! Lovely blogs, and lovely ideas and cards at those blogs! thank you to both of them for inspiring me..and thank YOU nichole for papertrey and giving me stamps and “things” to make lovely cards with..YOU are an inspiration to me also.

  • 8
    Cindy H. says:

    Wow, every one of these cards are gorgeous!!! Love the new releases!

  • 9
    Sandy Brown says:

    Thanks for posting so much amazing inspiration. Your DT rocks. I’m so glad I waited up until midnight to be sure everything I wanted from this release was in stock. Can’t wait for it to arrive.

  • 10
    Maureen says:

    Wow, everything this month was amazing and it was so difficult to choose!!! I did finally decide on Holiday button bits, I just couldn’t resist. Although Giga guidelines and Dawn’s amazing vintage ornaments are calling my name. I can’t wait to get my order 🙂

  • 11
    Elizabeth S. says:

    These are some amazing projects!! Thanks for showcasing them again. I am so hooked on PTI that I always look forward to seeing everyone’s projects and of course the new releases every month. You are all an amazing group!!

  • 12
    Sharon D says:

    These are some stunning projects! I can’t wait to get my new goodies!

  • 13
    Roxanne says:

    Thank you for sharing these. I thought I looked at each persons pages every day so I don’t know how I missed all of these! I’m obviously not lookin’ in all the right places! Another fabulous release. Mishy’s set really did it for me this time. It’s a classic!

  • 14
    Joanne says:

    All of you are exceptionally talented and so inspiring. I think this month’s creations are over the top – I would give anything to just sit for days making projects that you have shared. I am literally IMPRESSED to the MAX. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

  • 15
    Isabel Z says:

    I just placed my order and I can’t wait for the postman to deliver it to my door!!!! As always PTI has outdone itself. I don’t know how you do it month after month but keep the sets and ideas coming. You are a talented group of women and I can tell from your blogs that you are also the nicest group of people. One of my favorite things about PTI is that not only do you have top-notch, creative, and unique stamps and accessories but you provide idea after idea on how to use them. A million thanks for all of your hard work.

  • 16
    April Z says:

    Thanks for sharing these amazing projects. Your blog and the blogs of PTI’s creative team are the first places I go for inspiration! This month’s releases blew me away ~ you guys are awesome!!

  • 17
    Sally says:

    Thanks for the hard work!

  • 18
    Shelly Kettell says:

    A great release and LOTS of talent shared! I’m so sorry I missed it last night…one of these months I’ll get to be home! Congrats!

  • 19
    Allison B says:

    These are all fantastic! There was a ton of amazing stuff to see this month!

  • 20
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Beautiful projects with truly amazing stamp sets. What a fantastic release this was. Can’t wait for my purchases to arrive so I can work with some of the ideas you have posted. I love all the projects you and your DT have shared with us. What a fantabulous company is PTI! YEA!!!

  • 21
    Christine says:

    Wow, love seeing them all in a row. Yes, you do have the best team. They are so talented. I just love everything they do!
    xoxo, Christine

  • 22
    Diane H says:

    I have to agree, your DT is just the best, the designs for this release were outstanding! I am placing an order, but now just have to choose which ones….I want them all, how to choose?? Glad you posted some of these, as I did miss a couple of them….so when is the next release…just kidding!!!

  • 23
    ValerieC says:

    They all really went all out this month and I have enjoyed it completely! I can’t wait till I hear the postman’s footsteps with my box of Papertrey Ink goodies!!! Then I can’t wait to sit down and CREATE!!! Thanks ladies!

  • 24
    Karen from Ontario says:

    what beautiful creations….so inspiring….thanks….

  • 25
    Rita says:

    Simply stunning…which is why I love PTI. So much inspiration, great products, generous spirit…Thank you, to Nichole and to the design team. You are simply…THE BEST. Congratulations on a spectacular release of goodies this month.

  • 26
    irasema says:

    WOW this is such great inspiration!

  • 27
    Stephanie S says:

    They are all so fun, cute and hard to take just one.. Thanks ladies for your fun ideas.

  • 28
    Jeanne says:

    Yes, this Design Team is over the top with talent and creativity! Love all o these samples and look forward to others with the new patterned paper. Wonderful release! You should feel very happy with all of the samples and ideas.

  • 29
    RuthJ says:

    Charming details. You are puting me in a holiday crafting mood!

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