*Official* October Release Party Contest

I am so thrilled to see so many of you here tonight!  This has been a whirlwind week of SIX full days of previews that I can safely say, has inspired all of us to get going on our holiday projects!  Tonight we are giving away this HUGE release to one VERY lucky winner!  

The October "I Want It All" Package (a $182 value!)

You just need to answer the following question:

"What kinds of crafty ventures do you plan on taking on this holiday season?  Homemade holiday cards?  Special heartfelt gifts?  Home decor?  Anything in particular that you saw here within the Papertrey team's blogs?  We'd love to hear about it!"

Leave your comment on this post before 11:30pm EST.  Please play nice, only one comment per person.  At that time, one winner will be randomly selected and announced on this post.  Winner is responsible for contacting Customer Service within 30 days to claim their prize.  Good luck to everyone!



Congratulations to Barbara!  Please be sure to contact customer service with your shipping information so we can get that package out to you!  And a special thank you to EVERYONE, for your kind comments, your support, your ongoing loyalty to our company.  We certainly couldn't keep introducing so many products month after month without you!  Enjoy your goodies when they arrive and enjoy the process of getting all those holiday projects started!

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  • 1
    Mel says:

    Wow, I’m first to comment! I plan on making a couple of mini scrapbooks and several multi-occasion card sets as gifts, especially for my mother who can’t get out and shop for cards for occasions.

  • 2

    I am most definitely going to give some of the cards from this week’s blog posts a try. I love that you provided all of the instructions for them!! Thanks!!

    I am planning to make my own Christmas cards and also cards for my grandma to send out 🙂

  • 3
    Shannah says:

    I plan to do many more home decor projects this season with the help of my daughter. She LOVES buttons so I’m looking forward to the holiday button bits to make new ornaments for the tree and mantle with her.

  • 4
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    I am going to make more of Mish’s notebooks when I get my new stamp set! I love these so much. And this stamp set will just make the task that much more fun. I can’t wait!

  • 5
    smahrty says:

    We are currently under taking a total remodel of our main floor! Hardwood floors are being refinished now, the the painting begins. I cant wait to unpack my crafts in my new spaces and decorate for the holidays!

  • 6
    Mary says:

    I will be making some home decor tiles. I will also be making those quick and lovely to do books for family and friends. I love the idea of grocery lists, birthday lists, etc. I can’t wait to start those. I am also thinking of making the therapy pillows that you showed last month. As always thanks for the great ideas. Keep them coming.

  • 7
    Lindzie H says:

    I plan to get back to crafting some great cards! I’ve been on hiatus since I had my baby back in July. I hope to get some cute cards done and some quilting don!

  • 8
    Michelle Caldera says:

    So excited about Take Note– everyone I know will be getting a custom notebook this year!

  • 9

    I just love this month’s releases. I soooo hope I win!!!!!

    I plan to use the newest template to gift my favourite hot chocolate blend ( in a bag of course!)

  • 10
    Tricia T says:

    My favorite idea is those adorable little notebooks that Mish’s set is for. Great Idea!! Then some cross stitch, some quilting, and whatever else I get done. 🙂

  • 11
    Susie Moore says:

    I have already started working on my Christmas cards, but plan to do lots more between now and then. I have a fall party to decorate for as well as decorating both our home and business.

  • 12
    Kathy McDonald says:

    I plan to make my cards (using your beautiful new sets, of course!), as well as sewing some aprons and bags to give as gifts. I can’t wait to get started!

  • 13
    Maureen L says:

    I always make cards (and cant wait to use this months release for that!) and I always make stocking stuffers with some little chocolate treat in them. I will most likely make note books / holders too and gift card holders because I’ve been so inspired by all the samples in the last week.

  • 14
    Joyce says:

    I plan on making some bags with all kinds of goodies inside it. Like mini versions of the heat pack from this blog, some of the note pads from tonights release and maybe even some note cards. Of course there will be one more release before Christmas so you never know what might end up in the bags.

  • 15

    I plan on making lots of Michelle Wooderson inspired notebooks!

  • 16
    elsie says:

    i am hoping to make home made photo cards this year..wish me luck! pick me pick me pick me!!!
    i want to win something!


  • 17
    Melanie N says:

    I plan on making bags, tags and homemade cards. I recently got in to paper mache letters and I would love to get some of those completed as well. Love the new set from Raspberry Suite, I see lots of ornaments on presents coming from me.

  • 18

    I am making Christmas Countdown blocks!! Super Fun for the Kids.

  • 19
    Martha says:

    I will be doing decorated jars with candy for my SILs and my sis. everyone is getting something homemade 😉

  • 20
    Jody Morrow says:

    I’ll be making covered note pads for everyone on my shopping list (ala PTI stuff) and hopefully making some Christmas cards! 🙂 I’ll be making gifties for classmates for my kids, teachers and all my family. I am attempting to make it a low budget holiday for extended family!

    I love this release. The notebooks by the DT have been SUPER inspiring! I have been ready to shop since I saw all their amazing projects!

  • 21
    Deborah in TX says:

    Everbody I know is getting a Mish notebook!! Probaby more than one! I love them!

  • 22
    Katie says:

    I’m determined that THIS is the year I will finally make my own Christmas cards! I have soooo many Christmas stamps, tons of holiday paper and other supplies, but I always wait until the last minute and run out of time. This year I’m getting a head-start on my cards and will have them done on time! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration, I can’t wait to get stamping! 🙂

  • 23
    LouAnn says:

    Christmas cards for sure are on my list, but also decorations for the tree and around the house. All of your blogs are inspiration for me. thanks

  • 24
    yvette says:

    I will be making the notepads as gifts and I will use them to make some for a craft fair…I will be making my xmas cards too…

  • 25
    Katie D. says:

    I definitely will be making holiday cards, both for myself and for others. I will probably be making notepads for gifts, along with some sets of cards (hopefully packaged in one of Lauren’s wonderful templates). I may make some cookies and other food goodies as well, but I’m not sure if I will have the time yet. I love the wonderful gift ideas that PTI has presented over the past two releases. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 26
    Karen Bates says:

    I am going to make all of my gifts for my co-workers. I am going to give my co-workers handmade Christmas cards. I’ll do that around the first week of December so that they will have time to send them out. Easy, in-expensive, but from the heart. I saw lots of different designs this week that I can use. Thanks to all the designers.

  • 27
    Heidi Stock says:

    I am really excited about making Christmas Tag sets. That is something that I always need and can never find WHEN I need them, but with your tutorial on making the dividers for it, I got so excited to make my own with the Christmas Tag stamp sets! I also want to make birthday and thank you card sets as gifts. That’s the plan anyway… we’ll see how far I get 🙂

  • 28
    Sarah H says:

    I’m being very ambitious this year! Gift tags, home made cards, and I plan on stamping cardboard jewelry boxes, in lieu of wrapping paper, for jewelry gifts that I have made!

  • 29
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    I am going to make some of the gift card holders, along with my Xmas cards, actually I will probably make each of the ideas that you have released this month. Great stamps, great ideas what more can we ask for. Thanks another wonderful release

  • 30
    Catherine says:

    Oh, those little notebooks!! I can’t wait to start making those for everyone’s stockings :0) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 31
    LeAnn says:

    I am actually going to make cards to send out. I always make cards and then friends end up with them to send out. This year is my year. I have also determined to make wrapping paper for at least one gift. I have kraft paper on a roll and plan on stamping the design. Last, all gift cards will be in something hand made, cut, stamped, or crafted. I am trying to decide if I am doing any gift cards. If so, I will be getting Lauren’s newest template. — Great release, btw!

  • 32
    Laurie Dolsak says:

    I plan on making Holiday cards to send out to family and friends. I am also looking forward to making fresh baked holiday treats to give as teacher gifts and I just LOVE the gift card holder, it will make a very nice addition to the baked goodies

  • 33
    Maeghan M. says:

    I’m nearly done with my Christmas cards, but I totally plan on making super cute packaging for all the baked goodies I plan on making this year!!!

  • 34
    Michele says:

    Oh gosh; so many fun things; I loved the Christmas cards debuted today – they were all amazing! And the recipe card to go along with them? BRILLIANT!!

  • 35
    Maria M. says:

    For me, my crafty venture would be to actually make my Christmas cards this year. Every year I say this and every year so far I end up ordering photo cards last minute. You have certainly inspired me with all the exquisite examples this past month and last month as well. This year will be THE year!

  • 36
    Deepa says:

    I’m planning to make a few “Christmas Countdown” calendars, and my christmas cards, and then packaging for some smaller gifts. I’m loving the new cash & carry templates, and see myself using those for sure!!

  • 37
    Jackie W. says:

    I make a ton of cards, so that’s a priority for me. I also have some of your glassine bags and would like to fill those with homemade goodies and decorate with adorable tags! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 38
    Mary Dawn Q says:

    i plan on making photocards again this christmas–and i love dawn’s vintage ornament tree she posted today, maybe for the kitchen

    thanks for the chance to win

  • 39
    Brenda Price says:

    Planning to make lots of yummy cards this season !! I love the vintage ornaments..sure wish I could tie a gorgeous bow like you !!

  • 40
    Ally V. says:

    I cannot wait to recreate a few of this weeks cards! I would love to say I will be making all my gifts this year, but somehow time seems to stand in the way. There are so many wonderful sets being released this month, way to go PTI!!

  • 41
    Kim Jennings says:

    All the stamp sets you have previewed this month have inspired me to not only do homemade holiday cards, but also some homemade gifts, like packages of note cards and pocket journals. Thanks for the inpiration!

  • 42
    Valerie Y says:

    I am definitely making the notepads! It is something that anyone and everyone can use. What a great idea. I can’t wait to get started. I will also be making holiday cards and tags with the Holiday Button Bits set. I hope I get a chance to purchase it before it sells out!

  • 43
    Kerri Michaud says:

    I definitely plan to make some card sets, and now that I’ve discovered your hinged tins, I am definitely going to use them for nugget boxes! I also LOVE Nichole’s idea with the mug and the hot chocolate mix and marshmellows! YUM!!!

  • 44
    Katie says:

    I just started crating this summer, and it has become my obsession. For the holidays, I’ve already started making sets of gifts tags to give to my mom, sisters, and sisters-in-law at our annual Christmas tea. I also plan to make all of my Christmas cards (this may turn out to be a bigger job than I’ve anticipated). Finally, for coworkers, I’m going to make some nugget tins and tea tins full of cookies that I’ve seen on this blog. So cute!

  • 45
    Chris says:

    I’m about halfway through making my Christmas cards. I don’t like to do mass production, so I make two or four of one card and then move on to something else. Lots of fun! I also make a little treat of some kind for the staff at my kids’ school. Two schools this year – eeek! Better get started, huh? I’m also always on the lookout for fun new handmade ornament ideas for our tree and to give as gifts.

  • 46
    Jamie Greene says:

    I plan to make all my Christmas cards for the first time ever! (Seeing that I am new to card making) I also plan on making some holiday decorations! And yes your blog will be offering alot of inspiration to me this year.

  • 47
    Krissa Brown says:

    I plan to make gifts for my girls teachers. I did rub-ons on glass ornaments last year, and loved the video lauren did with making your own rub-ons. May do some with the school mascot on them for some staff at the school, then more personalized gifts for the homeroom teachers. I have also started selling Avon and plan to make some inexpensive thank you gifts for my customers, which will include cards 🙂

    You ladies are SO talented and give such great inspiration….I love visiting all the blogs of the DT!! Thanks so much!

  • 48
    patty says:

    The Notes set really hit it for me. I am a list maker and so are many in my family. Who doesn’t at least need a grocery list? I also make all my holiday cards and have gotten so many ideas this year that I am making sets of 5 in 8 different designs. All do to you, PTI!

  • 49
    Heather Mills says:

    I am planning to make Christmas cards (at least 50) with my new Papertrey paper and ink and maybe even my new stamp set. 🙂 I will also be making some gift packaging. Oh yeah, and making some handmade stationery and boxes to hold them following one of Nichole’s tutorials. Lots of stamping in my future.

  • 50
    Debbie says:

    I have big plans to make around 60 Christmas cards for myself, 40 for the babies in the nicu where I work and I would also like to make cards to give as a set to friends, possibly using one of Lauren’s templates to hold them.

  • 51
    Angela H. says:

    Hooray for holidays! Besides cards (of course), I’ll be making special bookmarks for my coworkers (English teachers all), card sets as gifts, and definitely notebooks! Especially if I win a certain stamp set… 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  • 52
    Cass says:

    I’ll be making lots of handmade Christmas cards, and thanks to Papertrey I have lots of inspiration! 🙂

  • 53
    Amy Ward says:

    You’ve outdone yourself again with Holiday Button Bits. I can’t wait to get that.

    For the holidays this year I plan on making handstamped cards, a baby scrapbook for a gift and baked goods with crafty tags. I’m looking forward to it. I always find unlimited ideas here from the design team. They are fabulous.

  • 54
    Kathy Jackson says:

    I really like the mini note pads – they would make great teacher gifts that you could mass produce quickly! Also for the mail lady, neighbor, etc…. I loved the Holiday cards and can’t wait to get my hands on the new Holiday button set!!!

  • 55
    Karen Mc says:

    I plan on homemade cards and gifts – more than in years past. The inspiration from all of you is getting me going early this year!

  • 56
    Mary Duffek says:

    I am sooo going to be making note pads this year along with home made slippers, rice heating bags and homebaked goodies. Can’t go wrong with homebaked goodies! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and lovey the new stamp sets….pick me! pick me! pick me! Blessings

  • 57
    Daniela says:

    I planned on making the little notebooks and I was so surprised, and happy that I can buy them! I will be making them for my friends!!!

  • 58
    Marie says:

    Since I stocked up on PTI this year, I will make more homemade cards. I already started on my first 2 “designs”. I also like to make the notepads and I was hoping so much I could win, because money is really, really tight this year. It sure would be nice to win…. thanks for giving me a chance.

  • 59
    April Z says:

    Well, I’m still on the fence about cards. For the last few years I’ve just been sending picture cards, but maybe this year I’ll stamp them again. I loved so many of the projects you showcased this year, but the one I’m most interested in copying is your blanket/heat bag. Very practical and cute for my friends here in Minnesota!

  • 60
    Daisy says:

    I loved the coffee cup gift sets! Our local store always runs cheap specials on seasonal colored cups and I can hardly wait to try this out. Loved the memo pad idea also, have been wanting to make pads for some of the ladies at church that take notes during the sermon and this would be perfect!! Thanks for all the great ideas that y’all always come up with especially for those of us who are designer challenged. I so love each and every release party.

  • 61
    Alyssa Pappas says:

    I will for sure be getting Lauren’s cash or charge templates! I love what she’s done with them and they’ll be so handy all decked out to pass around during the holiday season. And perfect for quick,easy little gifties for the UPS, newpaper, and mail men/women 🙂 I’m also planning on trying lots of new, unusual color combos! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  • 62
    Lauren Williams says:

    I am very new to papercrafting, and it has instantly become my favorite thing to do! I am very excited to make homemade gifts this holiday season for all of my friends and family! I have been inspired by all of the fun new things this month, and cannot wait to make stationary sets, fun notepads, and treat bags with all of the neat things pti has to offer! Thanks for being my inspiration!

  • 63
    Aimee G says:

    This year my children and I are in the midst of creating a box of cards for Operation Write Home (formerly Cards For Heroes). We are gathering with some other moms from our church to have a marathon blitz of card making. I am especially focusing on the requests for get well cards for injured soldiers overseas, and plan to make a number of card for those men and women. I was especially grateful for this years editions of Holiday cards, which is an enormous help when planning large batches of cards. Happy Holidays to everyone at Papertrey!

  • 64
    Nicki says:

    I LOVE Mish’s note pads and would like to make lots of those and give them out as gifts to co-workers and friends.

  • 65
    Tricia Dee says:

    I plan to make Christmas cards and gift tags!

  • 66

    Frist will be gift tags, after that who knows! 🙂

  • 67
    Molly B says:

    I am making my Christmas cards using Stocking Prints. I loved Mish’s post with the grocery bag and list so much that I am going to be making those for friends and my son’s preschool teachers this year.

  • 68

    As the economoy is putting a strain on my budget, I’ll be making all of my Holiday gifts this year. I always make cards, but I will be giving away sets of cards (in the Keeping Tabs holder) and notepads made with the Take Note set! I would love to win this set…I’d be that much farther ahead with my Christmas planning!

  • 69
    Loydene says:

    In previous years, I’ve made Christmas cards for people that would “appreciate” them. I’ve also made little composition books to carry around as personal journals. This year … probably a few greeting cards and … something else. I’ve been thinking of the notepad sets… or perhaps just some blank note cards.

  • 70

    While my schooling will get in the way of doing anything too extravagant, I love to make jars full of cookie mixes for my family. The best part about that is they can eat the sugar when they are ready for it….even if it’s months after the holidays.

  • 71
    Chrissy L says:

    I definitely plan on making lots of cards and gifts – including those fun notepads!

  • 72
    Anna Wasierski says:

    You have my head spinning with all kinds of possibilities! I am going to make cards and some gifts for teachers and neighbors. I can’t wait to be creative with Mish’s new set.

  • 73
    laura j says:

    I have a long list for this holiday season…holiday cards, gifts, table decorations, and 3 craft fairs! I love the new take note set as it will enable me to make several cost effective gifts for the girls and guys!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the images in all of the new sets!!

  • 74
    Dianne says:

    I am going to make cards as well as homemade gifts for the special ones.

  • 75
    Stefanie says:

    WoW! I’m the first one here (maybe!!) I have to say that PTI has given me so much inspiration and Christmas is the highlight. I always make my Christmas cards and with the set I got last month and the ones I want this month – it is going to be hard to create just one design. I always make gifts for close friends and family. Absolutely need Mishy’s set to make those adorable note pads. Oh the mind is over loaded with ideas – can’t wait to get started !!

  • 76
    Susan Fenton says:

    I plan on several different gifts – calendars being one of them – but one of the ideas you featured that I especially liked was the gift card holder. It’s the sharpest looking one I’ve ever seen! I love the cute little box and little slot and how completely professional it looks. And downloadable templates!?! SO wonderful! Thanks!!

  • 77
    Margot says:

    My plan is to mass-produce some cards, make a few “special” ones, and to try my hand at making some kind of advent calendar. Sure wish I could sew, because I would LOVE to be able to create the lovely cloth bags that Mishy does!

  • 78
    Renee S. says:

    I’m looking forward to creating those lovely notepads. I love the ideas everyone came up with. The stamp sets will be just perfect! There are so many wonderful things they can be used for: cards, mini books, scrapbooks, decorations, etc. Wonderful!

  • 79
    Cindee says:

    I love love loved Mish’s idea about a small plate,napkin and cup for a special gift. I went out and got myself one and now really enjoy lunch at my desk. I am on the look out for more cute sets to put together for Christmas gifts.

  • 80
    mindy says:

    I will be making my own christmas cards, baking (for gifts and fun!), and mini scrapbooks for family and friends! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas you share!

  • 81
    Kay Tillman says:

    I plan to try to make the blubber stuff that Lisa Johnson made last year for Halloween. I also can’t wait to get Lauren’s newest templates for gift cards and make teacher gifts and lastly I want to get the ornament set for Christmas cards this year. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  • 82
    kris says:

    I plan on making many crafty items. I loved how Dawn decorated the little tree with her ornaments stamps set. I plan on stamping with her sets and having the kids in my sons decorate them and cut them out and hang them on trees for the nursing home we visit. I think they will love them.

    I am also going to make a holiday organizer for myself with that template.

  • 83
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    I love to give sets of cards as gifts…all different ones that I have made throughout the year…and last year I had so much fun sending out handmade Christmas cards to special friends and relatives! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration during the sneak peaks from the color schemes to the images to the group projects!

  • 84
    CarolLynn says:

    I plan on making quilted bags and ipod pouches. The fabric is cut and ready for sewing–I just have to set aside some time. And most important, I have to make my holiday cards.

  • 85
    Caren B says:

    I will be making mini albums for two of my best girlfriends. We have traveled together over the past few years and I want to make memory albums for each of them.

  • 86
    Shelly says:

    I’m making cards and some of Lauren’s great little gift card holders. I’ve scraplifted tons of ideas from the Design Team!! Thank you ladies, you’re all fabulous :-)and a daily inspiration.

  • 87
    Jennifer S. says:

    I will definitely be making holiday cards this year. After seeing the new notebooks and set that goes along with it, I will definitely be adding those to my gifts as well. I can’t wait to see all the new sets!

  • 88
    Stampin Pam says:

    I’m working on some holiday coasters, assorted Templates from Lauren for gifts and MAYBE holiday cards… I do’nt usually stamp my own cards cause of the time BUT I LOVED today’s post about holiday cards, lists, supplies needed etc so I just might LOL

  • 89
    Barbara Hale says:

    I’m really looking forward to the Take Note set. I think this would make some really great personalized gifts for teachers, co-workers, etc. And I am so glad to see all the holiday card ideas. I still haven’t started on my holiday cards yet. All the previews are so exciting.

  • 90
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Cards. cards. and more cards. I’ve made quite a few but have been not-so-patiently waiting for Dawn’s ornaments and the new button bits set. And the giga guidelines set – and, oh heck, I just love it all! Thanks for the new tutorials also. They are divine inspiration!

  • 91
    loretta says:

    christmas cards, baking, maybe making some holiday gifts.

  • 92
    Sarah D says:

    i have decided to make all my sister in laws crafted gifts this year! I will be making notepads for sure along with other many cute ideas that you crafty gals have shared with us! Thanks so much and can’t wait to order!

  • 93
    Teresa Farmer says:

    I give lots of gift cards each year and I plan to make special holders and decorative bags for them!

  • 94
    MadMoose says:

    With all of the inspiring ideas at Papertrey I will be making homemade cards for the first time! I’m becoming a stamp addict and it’s all your fault! 😀

  • 95
    Penny P. says:

    I already made card boxes using Lauren’s all boxed up template. 13 cards in each of 11 boxes. Will make Christmas cards as well. Would love to make the rice heating pillows but as usual time will be a factor. Thanks for the chance to win

  • 96
    Beth Puckett says:

    This holiday season I plan on making greeting cards and gift tags. I also just love the trio templates this month. I can see those as part of my holidays, too. Every month the releases are better than the last and I am continuously amazed! Love this stuff!!!

  • 97
    bernadette says:

    Etched glassware, homemade calorie laden goodies and the covered notebooks faithfully copied from your blogs!

  • 98

    I’ll be making Christmas cards and some gifts for family. I LOVE the notepad stamps and will be ordering them. I had planned on doing the jr legal pads but now I love the new notepads you have. Thanks for all the inspiration this past week. It was wonderful and definitely got me in the mood for Christmas.

  • 99
    Teresa says:

    I am making more gifts than I typically do this Holiday Season. I am making 2 Card Keeper boxes with cards and a wedding album for family. I have a few nephews that are hard to shop for and will be giving them gift cards – and using Lauren’s new templates cause they are the coolest I have seen! Also, I loved the Take Note set and the covered pads, so I’m going to make some of those for teacher’s gifts this year. And, I always make my own holiday cards – so most of the sets released this month would work perfect for that!

  • 100
    Rita says:

    I am planning a very special gift for my niece who loves to stamp with me. The templates, notepads, and new stamp sets are just what I need to make all her dreams come true.

  • 101
    Maureen P says:

    This Christmas I will be making cards like every year. I usually come up with 4 or 5 designs and make about 25 cards. I like making different cards so I don’t get bored with the assembly line 🙂 I also bake cookies, ginger sparklers, sugar cookies and sometimes biscotti. Congrats on another wonderful release and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • 102
    Cindy S says:

    Banners. I’m making banners for every season. I love decorating the house and it’s so much better when I can point out to my husband that I used my craft supplies to make it!!! Justifies more spending!!

  • 103
    Lennie says:

    Funny you should ask, I started working on Christmas cards today. I made a couple of design and am still trying to decide on the final card. Love all the new stamps and hope you pick me!!

  • 104
    Connie G says:

    I just love love the new releases this month – I have been drooling over everything- There is SO much- it will be hard to decide so I JUST WANT IT ALL!! I plan on making my holiday cards as always but want to try my hand at some of Mish’s notepads. Who can’t use one of those???? Great ideas, wonderful inspiration and I will just die if I win! Thanks Nichole and to the whole design team!!

  • 105
    Donna Simpson says:

    I will be making some notepads and also making gift card holders with the new template. Love that. Donna – Gilbert, AZ

  • 106
    Linda w says:

    I think I should start making Christmas cards. I am only a few years behind. Homemade gifts are a must here with dh being laid off so much.

    thanks much

  • 107
    Kacey says:

    I may be able to handle the cards again this year, however, since we are kind of in limbo (moving out of state and living in temporary housing) most of my stuff is packed in storage. I am starting to really need therapy here 🙂 I don’t plan to do much this year except make some homemade ornaments with the kids for our makeshift tree. Perhaps the few stamps I have here with me (all PTI of course) will come in handy!

  • 108
    Stacy Trimble says:

    Having a one-year-old daughter often changes what i “plan” to do, but this year I HOPE to make holiday gift tags for gifts and homemade treats for the neighbors using many of the new Papertrey holiday stamps. I can’t get enough of these christmas stamps. LOVE THEM!!

  • 109
    Robyn says:

    I would love to make the notepads for gifts. I also have some holiday cards to make. I love these sets – thanks for the chance to win!

  • 110
    Sue Lelli says:

    I definitely plan on making my own Christmas cards like I’ve done for the last three years. Now everyone is spoiled and would be disappointed if I bought cards! I’d also like to make Christmas cards for the residents in an old folks home close to where I live who are kind of in the middle of nowhere and somewhat neglected. I made each one of them a Valentine’s Card this last year and it meant so much to them.

  • 111
    Kristie Yuen says:

    I will be make Christmas cards and Christmas tags this year. My Christmas tags will be for my Christmas goodies I make every year!!

    I will also be baking tonnes of cupcakes and using the cupcake stamps from Papertrey!!!

    I love Papertrey and am so excited for the new stamps 😀 !!!

  • 112
    Nichole Gerllays says:

    My husband is going back to school in a couple of weeks and so we will be down his income until the end of Dec. I have decided to make everything this year. Cards, gift tags, gift wrap and boxes, as well as some Aqua Mist ornaments for my tree. I have 3 young kids and I think this will be the best Christmas ever!!!

  • 113
    Megan LaBelle says:

    DEFINITELY homemade cards, and I’m trying to figure out a great homemade gift as well. I loved the fleece blanket idea you showed us – maybe if I can learn to sew. 🙂

  • 114
    itsterry says:

    Christmas cards for sure! Can’t wait to make some of Mish’s notebooks this year, and I want to use Dawn’s ornament set to make Christmas tags. Will also use some of Lauren’s templates for gift packaging. I think I will be making totes and aprons for some of my gifts this year. Sounds like a nice ‘homey’ thing to give.

  • 115
    Marge R. says:

    I ALWAYS make all my holiday card – all my cards are homemade actually. I’m also wanting to do the fabulous notepads you ladies created — fabulous!!! Also maybe some covered/embellished tins for gifts! LOVE everything this month & last; today’s posts were FABULOUS — so much to see & dream of making!!!

  • 116
    BethieJ says:

    Oh I am super EXCITED for tonites release (I say this every month and MEAN it! LOL!) I just LOVE all the samples.. the color combos.. the fun ideas.. EVERYTHING that was shared.. I wish I had time to create it all! But for sure.. I will be making cards, gifts, packaging to give the gifts.. so cant WAIT!
    Another GREAT release PTI!!! (clap clap!!)
    back to the party…… til we can shop!

  • 117
    emily cossins says:

    I’m going to make holiday cards and some small gifts. Can’t wait to use some PTI on both!

  • 118

    The holiday season is such a busy one for me. I participate in several craft fairs and along with that I always try to make family members a special gift. I truly love this months button stamp set. I can just see little gift tags from this set on all of my gifts this year. I can’t wait to get started 🙂

  • 119
    Marisa G says:

    I will be making homemade holiday cards, as I do every year. Sometimes they turn into New Year’s Cards! 😉 I will also make some of the notepads up for co-workers. That will be a useful but inexpensive gift for them. And, I’ll make some additional cards and ornaments with the Vintage Ornaments sets.

  • 120
    Emmy says:

    Well this is the perfect question for me this season. I plan on making stockings for my family, holiday cards, tags for goodies and sewing gifts for family and friends. I really like the cards I have seen and plan on using them for inspiration in my cards making venture. As always it has been full of crafty inspiration. Thanks!

  • 121
    Vivian says:

    I plan on making most, if not all of my Christmas cards. I also want to make the notebooks for several people. The gift card holders are at the top of my list. Now to just get started!

  • 122
    Angela Laurie says:

    My family has commited to a Handmade Holiday season since money is tight. I will be making loads of bags for my sisters and nieces and I love the notepads that were made on the blogs!! Thank you so much for the inspiration. The design team is amazing! I am hooked!

  • 123

    I will be trying some of Lauren’s templates and fill them with lots of goodies. Also, I love Mish’s note pads and will be making a ton of those for my workout buddies at the gym. The trouble is I have so many ideas and so little time … 🙂

    Thank you so much for all of your creative ideas and wonderful products!


  • 124
    Betty says:

    I have just started making Christmas cards and hope to be able
    to give everyone on my list a hand-made card this year. Thanks
    for the chance to win!

  • 125
    Mary W says:

    I’m going to try the notepads for sure!!! Also plan on making some holiday cards! So many good samples shown this week. Can’t decide which stamp sets to use!!! They’re ALL great!! Also will be making some goodies using Lauren’s templates!

  • 126
    Becky H says:

    This will be my first purchase and I am going to make all my Hoilday cards this year with Papertrey and I am also going to make some to send to my mom for her to mail out. I love this company and I can’t wait to get my order.

  • 127
    Pamelamma says:

    Teacher gifts! I plan to use Lauren Meader’s My Timeless Templates along with PaperTreyInk stamps to create containers for holiday treats and matching cards. I also plan on altering notebooks as gifts for teachers, coaches, babysitters, and all the special people in our lives. I’d like to make the nifty notebooks that I saw on the blog using Take Note stamps and Paper Basics Notepads. Those are so clever! Thanks for always giving such inspiring ideas and wonderful products that can be used over and over again. -Pam

  • 128
    Kelly B says:

    We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year! I love everything about the holidays … the decorating, wrapping, gifting, cooking and more. For the first time, I’ll be making all my holiday cards (well over 100) and I can’t wait to get started!

  • 129

    I had sworn off making my own christmas cards this year, because I was convinced I wouldn’t have the time… but now I *know* I must have Dawn’s adorable Vintage Ornaments stamp set – its just perfect for clean, but stunning cards!

    And, of course the note pads and Take Note Set! I’m a childcare provider, so I’m always trying to think of personal, thoughtful an inexpensive gift solutions around the holidays for my clients. (Many of which are stampers, so they *love* crafted gifts!)

  • 130
    Anne says:

    I am going to make MORE cards. I thought I would be smart and started my cards in August and thought I had them all done. After seeing the new releases I have changed my mind sooooo I am going to send the cards I have made to one of the organizations that you all sponsor. I always decorate A LOT so this is my favorite time of the year. If you sit still too long around here you might end up with ornaments hanging on you.

  • 131
    KristenA says:

    I loved the notecards Nichole made with the orange element from Giga Guidelines with the matching case! Perfect gift! I also usually make holiday cards, monogram note sets for the teachers and picture ornaments for grandparents. I also loved all the ideas using Mish’s adorable notebook set, so I may have to try that, too! Vintage cream with dark chocolate lines–sounds good enough to eat!

  • 132
    Barbra says:

    I’ve already started to make my holiday cards! Our son is now 4 and I’m finding it a little easier to get to the craft table now and then. I’m so excited to get back in the swing of things. Finally a chance to use all of the fantastic Papertrey goodies I’ve been getting! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing package!

  • 133
    AnnElise R. says:

    This year I will be making all the Christmas cards that I send out. I was also really inspired by Dawn McVey’s Tree Trimming Trio post last month where she decorated the mini loaves of bread with tags. I plan on making those for friends and co-workers because it is such a cute and simple way to dress up yummy baked goods! Now that there’s a stamp set to make Michelle Wooderson’s notepads…well I will just have to get on to making those too!!!

  • 134
    Nimue says:

    I’ll definitely be making cards. I’d like to do some ‘mass producing’ but I make a card for the person so all mine are different. I know it’s not efficient but it’s the only way I can work. I may make up a set of cards as a gift for a close friend though. I’ll definitely be making some note pads for my special friends and for myself. I can see myself having notepads in every strategic place in my house. This is a great release. I know I’ll be buying in spite of all my resolve to ‘cut back’. My daughter is almost as ‘hooked’ on Papertrey as I am so it’s a special bonding occasion tonight – Nimmy

  • 135
    Mary says:

    I always have BIG plans for the Holiday season… I really think the key is starting early (and you gals are SO inspiring in that regard!).

    I may try to do a little “December Daily” project this year — my kids are growing up so fast… I REALLY want to scale back on the busy-ness to enjoy their sweetness.

    Christmas would REALLY come early this year with an “I Want It All” (and I DO!) package… 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  • 136
    Wendy says:

    I usually send out over 100 Xmas cards, so that is nothing exciting but I really hope to make more hand made gifts for my friends as I think it means so much more. And I am sure it will be with some of the new sets this month!

  • 137
    Brenda says:

    I plan to utilize the Guide Lines stamp sets to create Christmas colored pattern paper for my Christmas cards. I love those stamp sets!

    I am also in the process of creating my craft room, and using a lot of ideas from your stamp studio. I just love your room!!!

  • 138
    Kelly says:

    I’ll be making Christmas cards and would like to make the gift card holders and Mish’s notebooks. Love everything!

  • 139
    Jodie says:

    My plan is to make some holiday gifts for my daughter’s teachers & bus driver. I think that the note card set may be the way to go – thanks for the ideas.

  • 140
    Susan McRae says:

    I will be making cards to send to friends and family. I also make bookmarks as stocking stuffers and I also like to stamp some gift wrap. I think I will try and make some of Michelle’s altered notepads for stocking gifts as well. Thanks for the lovely inspirations at PTI!

  • 141
    Nancy N says:

    What a great release, there has been so much wonderful inspiration. I plan on making the rice warmers for friends,the little junior notepads, Holiday cards and yummy sweet treats packaged in one of the templates.

  • 142

    I will be making holiday cards for sure! I always aspire to make holiday tags, gifts & other goodies. But my aspirations are higher than my energy level after days spent chasing 3 lil boys. PTI’s fabulous design team always makes it seem so effortless. It’s holiday magic in itself.

  • 143
    Karen G says:

    I plan on making cards and those adorable notebooks. I can’t wait to get that set with the new notebook paper. Love all the ideas. Thanks you so much for the great inspiration.

  • 144
    Debra B. says:

    I make homemade caramel corn for friends and the kid’s teachers. I’m looking forward to making some fun new gift tags for the tins of popcorn.

  • 145
    Heather P. says:

    All of the above. 🙂 I love making cards (LOL, okay, no brainer there), and homemade gifts for any reason and even when there may not be a reason. It just makes me happy to know that I’ve brightened someone’s day. 🙂

  • 146
    Suzy Coborn says:

    I will make all my Christmas cards, as I do every year. I will MOST DEFINITELY be using the new holiday stamps!!

  • 147

    I am working on a couple of advent calendars, but I lost my mojo. I need to get in gear and finish them up. I will probably also make a few Christmas cards for family members. Thanks for the chance to win it all. I just love someing to the blogs during release week to see what everybody has come up with.

  • 148
    Kelly says:

    For the past 10 years I’ve made handmade cards and this year will be no exception. Last year I was SOOOO excited to see Silent Night by PTI and I knew it had to be used for my cards. I’m holding off on designing this year’s cards, anticipating the October PTI release — especially the new giga set! I’ve bookmarked some of my fave ideas the girls have posted using the new sets! What a talented group you are!

  • 149
    jen del muro says:

    This holiday season, I plan to do handmade cards as well as handmade gifts for neighbors and DD’s teachers. I will probably combo the paper crafting gifties with yummies fresh from the oven.

  • 150
    Mindy says:

    I’ve already got my Christmas cards about half done from last months releases. After seeing the awesome notebooks, I MUST make some of those for gifts. I’d also going to put all of the gift cards in Lauren’s new template for this month. Love it!

  • 151
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    My hopes for Christmas crafting are: some of Mish’s notebooks for my pals, a few cards, & if I really get it together…a styrofoam cone button tree.

  • 152
    Judi Rose says:

    Definitely handmade cards (and you had so many great ones posted!) and the notepads would make great gifts.Thanks for all the great ideas. PTI rocks!

  • 153
    Morgaine says:

    I am making holiday cards for as many as I can think of. I am sooo trying that cute hot chocolate set that I saw here on the blog, and I think I’m gonna try my hardest to make all the tags for our xmas gifts too. I want it to be a homemade Christmas in the house- possibly the gifts too! I love the .pdfs of the bulk holiday cards the design team just did. Love it- it’s so helpful! Thanks for all the ideas and fun inspirations!

  • 154
    cynthia says:

    I will be making my cards as usual. But I would like to make a couple of your Cozy Blankets and pillows, maybe a few note pads and a set of cards for my mom for the year. I’m sure I will find something else to make too. Thanks Cynthia

  • 155
    Emily W. says:

    I defintely plan to make some cards… I know my friends are looking for them. And some coworkers are likely to get nugget tin treats!

  • 156

    I plan on making all of my Christmas cards (of course) and I just completed my first ever craft fair, went very well and now I have lots of requests to make others Christmas sets too. I can’t wait to see what is available for the Holidays!

  • 157
    Amy G. says:

    I’m definitely going to make Christmas cards. I’ll also make gifts for my son’s daycare teachers, Sunday School teachers and other church activity leaders. I think I’m going to choose one of Lauren’s templates for those gifts … or the new notepads… or both… decisions, decisions! And then there are my library volunteers (I’m a school librarian). Oh, no! I’m getting stressed just making this list. I’d better start now! I’m so glad I have PTI as a resource for great products and amazing inspiration!

  • 158
    Donelda says:

    I am making all of my Christmas cards this year and I am so excited that you posted the Christmas card making 101 ideas!! What a great way to get my creative juices flowing!! I can’t wait to get started….now if only I had all the sets….wait, maybe I’ll win them all!!
    🙂 Crossing my fingers.

  • 159
    Emily S. says:

    I’m hoping to make Holiday cards for all of our friends and family this year. It’s such a big job, but so much fun!! Oh, and I can’t forget baking! There’s nothing better than fresh baked goodies and a hand-made Holiday card. It’s the best! Thanks for all of the fun!

  • 160
    Belinda says:

    I’m hoping to try my hand at some sewing projects this winter… but we’ll see… I might be taking on more than I can chew! 🙂

    Definitely will be making Xmas cards as well – just have yet to come up with a design. Will have to get some ideas from Holiday Cards 101! 🙂

  • 161
    krolski (kathy) says:

    I am definitely going to make my Christmas cards. I love Heather’s tree cards!!

  • 162
    Kathleen says:

    hmmmm, I’m already doing my cards–I always make Christmas cookies and package them. Last year I bought the tag set and made all my tags, so I’m doing that, too—I don’t do a lot of home decor….but I do alter a lot of journals and things, so I’ll keep that up—I’ll likely end up buying the take note–even though I don’t need it—it’s too perfect for all those journals and lists I make!!

  • 163
    Erin says:

    I’m planning on making some wonderful homemade gift items for a local organization who helps women recovering from addiction! I will use several of Lauren’s templates, but narrowing down my ideas will be difficult, especially b/c of all the amazing ideas you all have posted recently!
    And, of course, homemade Christmas cards too!
    Thanks for the opportunity each month to win free stamps!

  • 164
    Judy Cook says:

    I plan on making blankets for my sisters. I got the idea from you Nicole. I’m excited to make these gifts and see their reactions. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 165
    Wendy Beck says:

    With goodies to deliver, the focus will be on name tags–something I can personalize for each recipient, but all tied to a central theme.

    Happy holidays!

  • 166
    Jennifer C says:

    I’ll be making some cards for sure. I’m also going to work on gift tags with my kids, make a card box full of homemade cards for the whole year for my mom, and neighbor gifts. Can’t wait!

  • 167
    Barbara says:

    After seeing all of your inspiring projects this week, I’m definitely making personal HANDMADE gifts for everyone on my list. They’ll never forget it and they’ll appreciate the effort! Thank you for the inspiration. Very much. I can’t wait to see all of the stamp sets…and the notepads! There’s never been a list I didn’t like! 😉

  • 168
    Karen A says:

    Cards (using the great inspiration everyone on the design team have given me) and neat ways to package the book store gift cards I give my grandchildren.

  • 169
    Debby says:

    Brand new to the world of paper crafting! I am excited to try some of the Christmas cards and tags for gifts this year for the holidays. Thanks for inspiring me.

  • 170
    Glee says:

    You all have inspired me so much in the past few months; somethings that were shown, I tried and am absolutely delighted with each one. This month, though, the Christmas card ideas are at the top of my list for working on during this time. I love how you give us the “plans,” give us the “recipes,” and as a result, we create something fabulous!

  • 171
    Jean in NH says:

    This year things are different because of the change in the economy. After 9 years at the same job, I was laid off in June. I was fortunate to land another job offer 2 days later but it involved a 30% cut in pay. I am hoping my gift receipients enjoy their coordinating note card sets packaged nicely thanks to Lauren Meader’s Timeless Templates.

  • 172
    Amanda Pedro says:

    this year, we are continuing our homemade jars of food. So your tag set will be perfect! And I’m making ornaments from microscope slides. Such fun to make your own presents and your team certainly inspires!!
    Thanks so much.

  • 173
    Myrna says:

    I plan on making my own Christmas cards, and I love the new templates for Gift Cards so I am now thinking that will also end up on my list. Plus, I have been working on a huge set of handmade cards for a very dear friend! I have found so much inspiration on Nicole’s blog and the rest of the PTI team which helps me stay motivated to get these projects done, even with a busy school, work and family schedule. Thanks for all you do!

  • 174
    Karen says:

    I always make all of my Christmas cards. I have about 15 made already that I’ve made for a variety of challenges. The rest will be one of two designs (or similar) to cards posted this morning. LOVE them. I’ll be making the usual cookie trays for friends and family, and hope to make notepads for 10 of my friends and colleagues. Can’t wait to get this month’s order!

  • 175
    katie lyn sherry says:

    I will be making Christmas Cards this year and also making gift sets of all purpose cards for friends. I can’t wait to see the new releases and KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

  • 176
    Hope Jones says:

    Mish inspired notebooks…that is what I plan on making. In doing that spending time with all my crafy friends!! Good times!

  • 177
    Stacy H. says:

    I love, love, love the Holiday Button Bits and plan to make lots of Christmas and Winter-themed cards with that stamp set. I’m eagerly awaiting the big release this evening so that I can get the set and the Holiday Button Sampler. I’m so inspired by all of your creativity! Thank you for the amazing ideas!

  • 178
    Linda C. says:

    I will make Christmas cards for sure. I have my eye on Mish’s notepads for gifts.

  • 179
    Theresa Martin says:

    My girlfriend who introduced me to PTI, just discussed making gifts using the cute tins here on PTI filled with candies, decorated with the with the gorgeous rustic holdiay paper. I will also be cardmaking all of my holiday cards and finally…. I am nurse working taking of the elderly and every I am in charge of the craft table for our annual party, so I am going to have them make ornaments using mostly scrapbooking supplies. I love the holidays and I love crafts!

  • 180
    Colleen K says:

    I will try to make some cards for Christmas and then some more thank you cards for after.

  • 181
    Sharon D says:

    I will be making card sets for some of my female relatives, and I hope to be able to get some paper-crafting time with my sister (she’s a scrapbooker–I just make cards) when we are together this year.

    I am so excited about Giga Guidelines–it’s sort of like damask, only not as formal. I especially loved the Orange Zest notecards you made. Thanks for all the inspiration! You and the entire design team are amazing!!

  • 182
    sandy says:

    I plan on making cards and a bunch of the notebooks that Mish makes. I am so so happy that the Take Note stamp set is coming out. What a great surprise. I am always amazed at every release and just in awe that every month you all do such a wonderful job of putting out more great products!

  • 183
    Sarah says:

    As usual my list of things I want to make is longer than the time I have available…but that never stops me:-) I’ll definitely be making cards…I know I’m going to use Tree Trimming Trio…and maybe, just maybe Holiday Button Bits. Also, I was inspired by Nicole’s post last month where she made the blanket and heating pillow…so I am trying my hand at making some therapeutic neck wraps from organic fabric with the message “Be Well” stamped on muslin and adhered in the corner. And that’s just for starters…
    I may have to make a few notebooks, too! Sure would be nice to win it all…thanks for the chance!

  • 184
    Maria says:

    I plan to make Xmas cards this year! I’m looking forward to your new release, so that I can add it to my collection. Cheers!!!

  • 185
    Katerfly says:

    Well I have actually already made a few stocking templates for gifts and have also reused my PTI Stamp boxes for little gift packages. I always put together homemade gift ideas. I especailly look forward to making notepads for the women on my side of the family. I have been looking for notepads around town, but no one is willing to cut them down, or has the right size. I have so many ideas running through my head tonight. My list contains packaging items like Kraft bags, nugget tins, tea tins, and the notepads. I love the season of Christmas. I think I enjoy making the gifts, cards, and packages more than I like Christmas day!!!!

  • 186
    Jeni Barbas says:

    I will be making tags for wrapping presents and I also give some to friends and family to use on their gifts. I did this last year with Holiday Tags 2008 and it made me feel so accomplished and “crafty”. Can’t wait to get Holiday Tags 2009!!

  • 187
    Kathy says:

    I know I will do a lot of baking, so I’ll probably use some timeless templates to package that up. I also plan on doing some of Michelle’s notepads for teachers, they will make such cute little gifts. And I can’t wait to get the Vintage Ornament set, the ideas for cards are just swirling in my head. Your week of sneak peaks really got me in the mood to start my holiday projects.

  • 188
    Linda O says:

    i will be making holiday cards, for myself and family and also some homemade goodies. i love this time of the year!

  • 189
    Darla says:

    I want to make all of our gift tags this year and also Christmas cards. Thanks for all the inspiration I get from PTI!!

  • 190
    Danielle G. says:

    I will definitely be making holiday cards again this year – I just can’t decide which set to use! I also am hoping to make sets of notecards for stocking stuffers. I really loved Nichole’s card set created with Giga Guide Lines. I know my sisters-in-law would love to get that in their stocking this year!

  • 191
    Kathy Jackson says:

    The notepads will make great gifts and the holiday button set is my must have!! I love Lauren’s gift card holder!

  • 192
    Katie Renz says:

    My thing is always holiday cards… love to make them, but always go simple.

  • 193
    Rhonda M. says:

    I plan on making holiday cards and thank you cards for myself and some note card sets to give as gifts to others. I hope to have time to make some notepads and packaging for some holiday treats, but it will depend on how busy this season gets! I loved your posts on simple holiday cards last month and may have to go back and check them out again to help me maximize my time! Thanks for all the holiday inspiration!!!

  • 194
    Ketha says:

    With the economy the way it is, this will be a “homemade Christmas” for me. I will be making special cards for special people in my life…homemade goodies with homemade tags…(PTI tags) and other personalized gifts such as the notebooks, stationery, etc. I’m thrilled about the selection that we have… Hope I win… I have something in mind for all the different sets.

  • 195
    Susan W says:

    There is just so much I want to do, but am trying to remain practical! I’m due with our 3rd little boy on Thanksgiving- although I don’t want to set my standards too high for Christmas crafting, I will need some “me time”, right?!?! I’ve been sketching out some designs for some Christmas photo cards and coordinating baby announcements & would love to use some of the new sets with those. I’m really excited about the Take Note set and the sweet shopping bag Mish made to coordinate with hers. Many of my girlfriends and female relatives need those as gifts this year!

  • 196
    Sharon says:

    I will be making all my Christmas cards and with your company’s wonderful ideas and supplies-it is sure to be terrific. I also bake holiday platters of goodies for the wonderful people who help me out all year long ie: mailman,nail person, hairdresser an all the folks in my husbands’ office ! Thanks for all you do !

  • 197
    Jacque says:

    I will be making all my Thanksgiving and Christmas cards this year. (That will be a first for me.) I will also be baking goodies and making jewerly gift sets for my family and friends.

  • 198
    Judy S says:

    I always make my holiday cards every year. Plan on mostly giving gift cards this year, so am looking forward to getting Lauren’s new templates. Also want to make a bunch of the Take Note notepads for gifts. And a Christmas cookie exchange this year! It’s gonna be a busy holiday season!

  • 199
    Robbin Clements says:

    I plan on making some Christmas cards with the Button Bits set which I love!!! Also making some cute notepad stocking stuffers as well as Lauren’s template for gift cards!! I love everything in this release…I feel so inspired!

  • 200
    Michele Swanberg says:

    I usually make 75 to 100 handmade Christmas cards each year. I also have a couple of quilts and a couple of aprons on my to do list for this christmas. I think I better get started!

  • 201
    Martha says:

    I am trying to get motivated to do my holiday cards. Been a busy fall and have not found the time. I also want to do gift tags to include with the 40-50 containers of homemade candy my hubby makes each year. Thank you for the Holiday Card Making 101 post it gave me lots of ideas.

  • 202
    Rhonda says:

    I’m planning on making Mish’s notepads with my new stamp set. I am also planning on using some of the fabulous templates, especially the gift card holders. Love PTI!

  • 203
    Cherie says:

    One of the things I appreciate about Papertrey is how I can use stamps from last year and this year and everything in between.
    I have a huge Christmas party I am helping with at my church this year. I am planning on making menu’s, placecards, invitations, signs for different table displays. I have so many ideas rolling around in my head and I see guidelines, and the new Giga along with all the holiday ideas. So many things to choose from and I love it all!

    All of the women on your design team are so talented and I know that I just have to look at their ideas for a jumpstart on my own.

    Thanks Papertrey!!

  • 204
    Jerri K says:

    I have plans to make my own Christmas cards and some homemade gifts such as the notebooks, cookie jars, etc. I have always enjoyed making gifts for Christmas presents.

  • 205
    Kathy Hering says:

    I saw many things I’d like to make from the design team blogs but I don’t have enough time to do them all. Definately will be making some homemade cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!!

  • 206
    Rebecca says:

    I’m definitely going to do Mish notebooks! Love those. Also, will be making desk organizers for the teachers. Lastly, I am going to case an idea from my neighbor – music cd’s. That was one of the nicest gifts I have ever rec. She made a disk of her favorite Christmas music and gave them away in early Dec. We still listen to it every year and enjoy more each time we do. Decorating the cases will be fun, especially with all my wonderful PTI sets!

  • 207
    Kimberly S says:

    I think Giga Guidleines was made for home decor projects, and plan on making those candles that you wrap in tissue paper, and possibly some kind of matching frame. Great job this month, as always!

  • 208
    Connie Fisher says:

    I am definitely making Christmas cards using inspiration from the blogs this week! I am also making 2010 calendar books for some family members and card sets/boxes for my secretaries at work. I have a lot of work to do; but I have received so much inspiration from everyone this month with the new releases that I have a great start. And, if I get some extra time, i would love to make some of the cute,cute notebooks!

  • 209
    Diana Sood says:

    Well, I will be making cards from the wonderful PTI stamp sets, since I got the wonderful instruction and ideas. Also I be making gifts and sweets for the family and friends. I will be using some ideas, for tags and decoration at my new Clinic that my husband and I just opened up.

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    Emma says:

    I will definitely be making holiday cards this year. I haven’t decided on the exact design yet, but the samples from the DT will surely provide some much-needed inspiration! I also love preparing homemade treats and will be packaging them to give to friends as gifts using Lauren’s timeless templates.

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    Mindy says:

    As usual I’ll be making Christmas cards for friends and family (hopefully using some of the products released tonight!). I’m also excited about the new notepads and Take Note. Can’t wait to try some of those projects!

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    karen q says:

    I am itching to make the notepads. I can think of quite a few people that will love them. This is a fantastic idea. I will also make my Christmas cards and a few calendars for my stamping buddies.

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    Carmen says:

    Every year I make around 90 Christmas cards, and this year I will again. I just need to pick a design!

    I also plan on making a few blankets like the one you made for last month’s release, and giving them to my friends as Christmas gifts.

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    Becs Attwood says:

    I’m hoping to make lots of card sets to give as gifts – all packaged in one of Lauren’s Templates of course! And everything the PTI design team does is inspiring – when I’m stuck for ideas I can open any one of your blogs and get a layout or colour scheme to get me going again! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Dotty says:

    I have made my Christmas cards for several years and plan to make them this year. I am also making little note books inspired from Lisa Johnson’s blog using mini composition books. I love Mish’s notepads also and loved all the ideas from everyone. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

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    Carol R says:

    Besides making lots of cards, I will be making peppermint bark and packaging it up in a nice Timeless Template. Which one? I don’t know as Lauran makes so many fabulous ones! I also have added making those adorable notepads! Thank you PTI team for giving us so many beautiful options to choose from for our holiday gift giving this coming season.

  • 217
    Tessie Collier says:

    OMG!!! I want to make a little of everything that each of your design team members came up with. They all are amazing. I want to make some notepads for sure. I need to work on my christmas cards. i haven’t even started on them.

  • 218
    Lisa G. says:

    Nichole, I loved your idea last month of the heat pillows so I’m in the process of making them for each adult family member. I also plan on making note pads for the girls in the office and lots of gift tags. My Christmas cards are done (yea) and I plan on getting the Cash and Carry Trio template for gift cards.

  • 219
    Rosemary Eagan says:

    Well, my Christmas cards for sure. I also think I could make some great wrapping paper with the Giga Guidelines. And I loved the Cash or Charge gift card enclosure–perfect for the gift cards for books stores I always give my kids. I really am getting in the mood for the holidays already.

  • 220
    lee says:

    I’m planning on doing photo cards this year. As many of our friends have emigrated or moved far away, we haven’t seen each other for quite some time and I think they would appreciate a keepsake photo. Haven’t done this before so I’m looking forward to it, especially the photo shoot LOL!

  • 221
    Karen Ramsey says:

    I have some wooden letters that spell out JOY and I am covering them with fun Christmas paper and ribbons. All of my friends and family are getting these for Christmas. I also make my cards every year. I have them done already (darn, I should have waited for the new PT stamps to come out). But now I have several ideas for next year. The design team has outdone themselves this month!!

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    Kay Sibley says:

    For Thanksgiving, I’m going to bake for numerous teachers at my son’s school. I’m going to make tags using the Vintage Labels stamp set and then attach them to the packaged goodies!

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    Tammy says:

    I will be making a lot of Michelle Wooderson’s notebooks this holiday season. I have been inspired by the “Cards 101” post and am committed to giving it a try. This year I also plan to use my FABULOUS PTI supplies to make hand bound blank journals for loved one. Thanks!

  • 224
    KimH says:

    Oh boy, I will make about 40 handmade cards like I do every year but I also plan to make some ornaments by stamping on fabric. I have some sewing projects planned ( I loved Nichole’s fleece blanket ensemble) and in December my kitchen becomes Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory as I start my holiday baking and candy concoctions. Last year I tried Debbie Olson’s homemade Mounds Bars and they ROCK!

  • 225
    Cammy says:

    Love the new sets! I will definitely be using Lauren’s newest templates. Love them both!

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    Lisa Smith says:

    I really want to make the To do Note pads and gift card holders with Lauren’s template. I can’t wait to see the entire release so I can make my choice of what to buy so I can start to work. Thank you for making my week so fun. I couldn’t wait to get home from work and log into your blog to see what your amazing team had created.

  • 227
    Jody M says:

    Wow, what great ideas you have had this time, (but you always do) I love it all! What am I making?? Home made cards of course, Mish’s notepads, stamped candles, and some quilts. Hope I can get it all done. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Romaine says:

    Agh!! I have tried 5x to get on and my server keeps dropping me! There were no posts when I started, lol! This goes FAST! I plan to do baking as I usually do, but would LOVE to try out some of Lauren’s darling templates! LOVE all the card ideas and the stamp sets and paper a BEAUTIFUL! I hope to try out some of the girls’ great card lay-outs!! I can’t wait to see Lauren’s newest template for gift-cards-the sample on the blog was gorgeous!! So many beautiful products!!

  • 229
    Leslie says:

    I work at a school and I’ll be sharing Holiday Button Bit gift card sets and the Mish notebooks with our teachers and staff members! Thanks for making my shopping easy and for a chance to win it all! LOVE PTI!!

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    Kate says:

    At this point, my plans are still BIG – homemade cards, gift tags, lots of homemade gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. No doubt the list will get pared down as the holidays approach, but right now, I’m still planning for a homemade holiday season!!!

  • 231
    Shyra says:

    my favorite time of the month! i’ve got a whole list of things to make – clipboards, cards, post-it note books, scrapbooks….it’s a never ending list!

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    Avril Tanner says:

    This is my ultimate favorite time of the year! I am hoping to make my own Christmas Cards this year along with Tags for family presents. I am also hoping that for the first time this year I can find some time to try making my own Christmas Home Decor items! I Continue to be inspired by your team every month… I find it hard to beleive that you can possibly top the previous months release and inspirations but find myself continually surprised each month! Thanks!

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    Victoria C says:

    I will be making notepads and a bag with the word ‘Books’ on it to match my ‘Books to Read’ notepad. Then, I will fill it up with gently used books from our local library sale and give to my best friend. I cannot wait to get these products. I think it is the best PTI release ever! I also plan to make snacks for the kiddos at school using the Holiday tags collection 2009 with yummy M&Ms in the bags.

  • 234
    Sharon says:

    I am going to make gift sets containing gift cards… Love love love the kraft ones that Dawn featured on her blog during the countdown.

  • 235

    I will be making lots of Christmas cards.

    I’m always so inspired by what I see here, but never quite achieve the looks. You all set the bar so high!

    I’ll get there one day 🙂

  • 236
    Jo Ann says:

    I have already made several of the beautiful “Christmas Lists” made with the mini composition books to give to family & friends. I saw it on the PTI Tips and started on them right away! I so look forward to seeing the projects each day so I can make them myself using your brilliant ideas. Thank all of you so very much! I love papertrey and all of you designers! I feel like I know each of you.

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    Laurel S says:

    Along with making my Christmas cards, I want to be Lauren! I am hoping to package all my homemade kitchen goodies and such in some fabulous templates!

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    Christy Q says:

    I’m going to be making a few quilts as gifts as it is a new hobby and passion I’ve recently cultivated. Each quilt will get a handcrafted card to match so I’m definitely looking for inspiration from the cards premiered during this release. Thanks so much for providing so much inspiration through your samples and your awesome DT!!

  • 239
    Tracey McNeely says:

    Definitely making all my tags this year, some of the fabulous card ideas from this weeks posts. I just purchased the Tucked Away template and plan on making treats for the Christmas dinner table.

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    Karen Rose says:

    Every year I make holiday cards but I’m really looking forward to making the notepad gifts. Thanks to you and Michelle (and the rest of the design team) for the set and ideas to go with it. I also really like Dawn’s ornaments and would like to try making a little tree full of ornaments. It would be exciting to “have it all” this release!

  • 241
    Becky P. says:

    I am planning on making all of my Christmas gifts this year. Scrapbooks for my family members, homemade cards, advent calendars for my nephews, and altered frames for the men in my life. Your team has given me tons of inspiration to choose from, so I will definitely be busy.

  • 242
    Liz says:

    I’m planning on making cards and hopefully using some of the examples the design team used! I know I’m using a few of Lauren’s templates to make boxes to put sets of cards in. And I’m planning on doing some vinyl on wood for decorations. I think I need to get busy! 🙂 Thanks for all the awesome ideas this year and last with the Holiday Card Making 101!

  • 243
    Jo Eades says:

    I will definately be making Christmas cards. Hopefully I’ll be able to order Take a Note and the matching notepads – they will make great gifts for my son’s Nanas.

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    Karen says:

    I usually make 60 or so Christmas cards each year. What I’m especially excited for this year is to make those cute notepads for anyone I can think of…myself, family, friends, children’s teachers, sunday school teachers….I love those notepads!

  • 245
    Charlie B says:

    I always make cards and I loved the samples that the designers made. Also love the notepads. I will give the stamp sets lots of use.

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    Kathy L says:

    I’m thinking this is going to be one of my favorite releases 😉 I love the original guidelines so this giga one is going to be awesome. I’m also looking for fun little thank yous to give out to parents that help out with my son’s sports teams, the Take Note will be perfect!! Thank you ladies for some beautiful designs. Can’t wait to order them or maybe win them 😉

  • 247
    Tammy Harp says:

    I’m definitely inspired to make my own Christmas cards, and I’m also looking to create some small gifts to give to friends and neighbors this year thanks to all of the great ideas I’ve seen on the blogs this week. Really amazing presentation of everything.

  • 248
    Sandra D says:

    I have already started making my Christmas cards using some inspiration from this week’s listings. I am new to using buttons on my cards and am looking forwart to the new release to see what’s in store.

  • 249
    Melissa Fech says:

    I plan on making holiday cards for myself and gift bags for my mom. She has lots of friends at work that she’d like to make baked goods for. I LOVE the ideas I’ve gotten already so I’m ready to put this thinking cap to good use. Thanks for all of your hard work and time you girls put into this. As a new mother, I look forward to checking out all the PTI designer blogs while the baby naps! 🙂

  • 250
    Brenda Lee says:

    Hello everyone. I was introduced to Papertrey not very long ago and have fallen in LOVE with EVERYTHING!!! Being fairly new to the stamp world (started at the beginning of this year) any thing I do will be a crafty venture. My plan must include Papertrey as I have seen some AWESOME items. I help out with kids and seniors at my church and plan on making some wonderful cards and treat bags for them. What I love about stamping is that I can “give” and “give” something that I have comed to love (and honestly, is now an addiction). What I find most rewarding is that the giving is part of my imagination, work, and heart. I am truly looking forward to this holiday season.


  • 251
    Adam says:

    I’m making nugget tins and cards. That’s all I can do this Christmas.

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    Anya says:

    Christmas cards for sure and I am definitely going to make a stack of notebooks!

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    Heather B. says:

    I plan to use Lauren’s gift card templates for my niece & nephew’s gifts this year. They are at the age where I can no longer buy them stuff! So sad! I hope to make beaded bracelets for my sisters & mom! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Heather B.

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    Hilde says:

    Since Christmas is my favorite time of year, I was already planning to make cards, as I always do. But you PTI folks in your infinite creativity, have inspired me to also make festive notepads for favorite co-workers, to give alongside a homebaked treat of some sort. I have enjoyed seeing the ideas all of you have come up with this past week and anticipate a busy and fun season playing with all my new goodies. Thanks for another great release!

  • 255
    Odette says:

    Christmas cards for sure are on my list,I love that you provided all of the instructions for them!! Thanks!!
    Can’t wait to buy the new sets!!!

  • 256
    Diana says:

    I’m planning on making a bunch of notebooks, and doing some card-making with my daughters…hopefully start knitting some winter socks, and do some embroidery on tea towels…

  • 257

    OMGosh! Everything that I see here is everything I want to try! I know, without a doubt, that I can always come here for inspiration and ideas whenever I feel the urge to create something by hand. I am definitely going to make handmade Christmas cards as I do every year. I am dying to try Lauren’s new template. I’ve been wanting something that would be really special to present a gift card in because my sons and nieces and nephews are getting old enough now that they want to pick out their own gifts, so gift cards are GREAT for that! Now I have a way of presenting them in a special way which hopefully will let my family know how special they are to me!

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    Sherry says:

    I plan to make cards for the special people in my life. I was never a card maker before I discovered PTI. The design team is the BEST and they so inspire me. I am also going to package all my gift cards in My Timeless Templates. I also hope to make a bunch of notebooks and cannot wait to get the stamp set. I hope to sell some at a local craft fair.

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    Jennifer S. says:

    So far the only thing that is planned is a bunch of us girls are getting together do start on our Christmas cards. But I want to make some of the Take Note Notebooks for gifts! What a great idea. I also want to create some card sets to give to the grandparents-they can always use some handmade cards;)

    Enjoying the release party!

  • 260
    Trish says:

    I haven’t purchased any Papertrey Ink stamps in quite a while, but the Just A Note Stamp set is luring me in. I would also love to try my hand at soldering some elegant Christmas ornaments and package tie-ons. I guess the inspiration you all provided was enough to loosen the purse strings! Thanks to everyone for sharing such great projects.

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    Julie L. says:


    I plan to make handmade X-mas cards for everyone this year. I also just started working at a scrapbook store part-time, so I will definitely be making fun holiday gifts for the girls there. Of course, I plan to use some of these great new products!! Thanks for the chance to win

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    marilyn says:

    I will be making Christmas cards (with the new Button Bits!)…and definitely ornaments too (thanks to Debbie’s inspiration). I’ll be using Lauren’s templates to package gifts in. I love Mish’s new set and hope to make notepads. It will definitely be a Papertrey Christmas!

  • 263
    Rachel says:

    My goal is to actually make Christmas cards this year and you girls have made it easier to see that I CAN make really pretty cards in simple designs. Those notepads are a GREAT idea! I’m getting inspired just thinking about the possibilities! Thanks for providing oodles and oodles of super-cute samples. 🙂

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    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I have been making our Christmas cards for the last few years. Last year I made some other decorative holiday items that went to family members, and I think I’ll be doing more this year.

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    Anne says:

    I started my Christmas cards and plan to make some paper quilled snowflakes, tags and some homemade food gifts. Thanks to all your inspiration I started early this year so I have a shot of finishing everything in time for the holidays!

  • 266
    Diana Yockey says:

    I am so excited about this release! I’m afraid my pocket book isn’t as large as my “Oh, my gosh, I have to get that list”. I wish I could afford to “get it all”, so I’m hoping against odds to “WIN IT ALL”!
    You are all so talented and an inspiration to all of us! Thanks to all of the design team for sharing your never-ending talents–you are all truly amazing!

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    Michelle Romero says:

    I bought the Tree Trimming Trio,Signature Christmas and Winter Swirls. For the first time I plan on making holiday cards for everyone. I’m gonna try to make some of the ideas you had on your blog this week.

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    Meredith K. says:

    I ALWAYS make homemade holiday cards to send to my relatives and friends. I think my relatives would be offended if they ever received a store bought card from me at this point. I love to make homemade gifts as well!! I adored the marshmallow dreidels tutorial you had last year and hope to try them this year. I want to send extra homemade cards packages in one of Lauren’s templates to my family members and plan on making coaster calendar magnets as well. Becky Oehlers has a FAB tutorial on her blog for acrylic coasters that I have been meaning to try. Lastly, since my hubby will be deployed at that time, I will be making TONS of homemade treats for him and his buddies overseas – so I look forward to seeing what other projects and gift ideas you and the talented ladies of the DT have in store for us as well. You ladies ROCK! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Tracy Y says:

    I will be making Mish’s wonderful notebooks again this year for the women in my family. I’m still trying to figure out what “neighborhood” gifts our family will be giving out this year, but one of Lauren’s templates might just come in handy!!

  • 270

    I really want to branch out and sew some homemade gifts for the holidays. I love incorporating my stamping with other crafty ideas. I also would love to learn to quilt, but I’m not sure that can happen before Christmas!

  • 271
    Jamie Nania says:

    I cannot wait to order the new Take Note set tonight. It would be so great to win this package!

  • 272
    Rebekah says:

    Christmas cards are a definite make this year, for myself and a few friends…gift tags using the Vintage Labels from last month for all the Christmas presents, and a few templates for Christmas baked goods for co-workers… loved all the ideas from the PTI team… keep up the great work!

  • 273
    Melissa says:

    I have a list as long as my arm of things I need to make before Christmas. Am looking forward to some quick and simple solutions and will be adapting a couple of designs from the holiday cards 101 for quickly produced all occasion cards, that will be packaged in one of lauren’s templates (too many choices for me to have decided yet!)

  • 274
    Lynne says:

    I love the blanket from last month’s release – I need a new sewing machine, and that project moved it to the top of the priority list! Also, I plan on making some of “Mish’s notebooks” for the girls in the office – they will just love them! The usual cards and tags. And maybe some tile coasters stamped with Christmas designs. Of course, I probably won’t get through this whole list, but a girl can dream! Thanks for another great month of inspiration!!!

  • 275
    Rieca says:

    I am blanning on making some of Laurens templates, I am going to make my cards of course, baking, and some decorations. I am really looking forward to using some of the new sets to make my own patterned paper, like the GIGA, and polka dots 2.

  • 276
    bridgette says:

    Homemade holiday cards, note pads, and some hand embroidered towels, probably packaged in one of Lauren’s templates. 🙂 I love the inspiration that I get here! 🙂

  • 277
    Lee Anne says:

    Hi, Nichole! All of your examples have inspired me so much. I love the cards and I am seriously considering making some this year, thanks to you. Your ideas, price lists and supply lists are so helpful that I don’t know what will hold me back now! NO EXCUSES!! Thanks for all of the fun with this release!

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    Sallie says:

    I will spend time on special gift-wrapping and tags(I have not joined the “bag-brigade”). I love beautifully wrapped packages. My other holiday activity will be baking and decorating elaborate snowflake cookies. I have the old Martha Stewart copper cookie cutters which are marvelous. It takes me several days to do them. They are put into individual, decorated cellophane bags and given as gifts. Friends tell me they hang them on their trees. My Christmas cards are already done…I don’t like to be rushed! : )

  • 279
    Melissa says:

    I am planning on making gift tags, holiday cards and thank yous. I am also an avid scrapbooker and hope to incorporate some of the new release items into upcoming holiday layouts. I am SO excited for the release and the holiday season.

  • 280
    kerry davis says:

    Yes, yes, yes – I DO plan on making homemade goodies this year. It’s my favorite thing. I am making bookmarks, backpack tags, sets of notecards, bracelets, decorative boxes to store miscellaneous goodies in. For teachers, I will bake something and put it in one of Lauren’s amazing templates…. I’ve got lots more, but I’ve got a contest to enter! 😉

  • 281
    Allene Frederick says:

    I will be making holiday cards and gifts for teachers. I cannot wait to see the holiday set with the buttons. I have the Everyday Button set and love it!

  • 282
    Nathalie in CA says:

    I plan on making holiday cards for my family and friends. I love the series you and the design team posted.

  • 283
    Sheila A says:

    I make Holiday cards for my very close friends and Holiday food goodies for my “stamping group”.

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    Charlene says:

    Such a good question! Just today I was telling myself that I needed to make a list of the various gifts I want to make for the holiday seasons. So far on my list are: holiday cards, 2010 calendars, those cute notepads that you and Mish designed, and a brag album of my niece for my sister.

  • 285
    Lorena says:

    This is my 1st ever Xmas after discovering that I love stamps and paper, so it’s going to be soooo fun!!! I plan to do homemade cards, lots of gift tags, stanped gifts and maybe some home decor too.
    Thanks for all the inspiration, I drool everytime I see Nichole’s and the rest of the girls blogs!

  • 286
    Cindy K says:

    Other than making my Christmas cards, my major crafty adventure this year will be to sew the cute bag and make the note books Mish showcased on her blog. I’ve only used my sewing machine on paper, so it should be interesting.

  • 287
    Suzanne says:

    My crafty venture involves making homemade Christmas cards for about 100 family, friends, and co-workers. I fell in love with the Holiday Button Bits holly card with the nontraditional berry sorbet and spring moss color scheme. The emotion that the color combination and card design evoked in me is exactly what I wish for all the people who will receive our card.

  • 288
    Samantha says:

    This holiday season, I’m taking part in a craft fair. I’m making a bunch of papercraft items like bookmarks, cocoa mix holders, picture frames, etc. I’m also going to make my Christmas cards this year and I really want to try out Michelle’s new notebook stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • 289
    Lisa says:

    Current Holiday Project Plans:
    – mini-albums for my parents, brother and sister
    – homeade holiday cards for myself
    – homeade holiday cards for my parents
    – note sets using the new TAKE NOTE stamp set and notebooks!!!! (I am so in love with this!)
    – homeade gift tags
    – ???

    I am loving soooo much about tonight’s release! Can’t wait for 12:00!!! I have things to buy even if I WIN IT ALLLLL!!!!!!

  • 290
    calliezant says:

    I plan to send cards ‘made with love’ this year. I always bake for friends and neighbors but plan to improve the packaging…Thanks always for the inspiration.

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    peggysue says:

    The notepads for sure, also some stamped photo frames for each of the kids with a picture of all of us at our favorite vacation spot. I’m going to knit socks for the girls too . . . but I didn’t see socks on anyone’s blog, however, gift tags to help wrap them will work!

  • 292
    Harriet Skelly says:

    I will be making holiday cards for sale at a holiday boutique as well as sets of cards to sell. I also make card sets to give as gifts to family and friends. I love the holiday card samples from last year and this year from the PTI design team.

  • 293

    I plan on making some fun new notepads to give away at my first annual create or write your Christmas cards party! I think they will be perfect for managing the holiday to do lists!!!

  • 294
    Cynde says:

    I love the cards you have all made this week. I also loved the new buttons set cards. The whimsey and the beautiful! Then came the beautiful notebooks…Love all of those things. Want to use alot of the ideas and work them into gifts to give this season. (Or maybe keep one Also!) Thanks for all the inspiration…Another great reveal!!

  • 295

    Ok, I seriously have some visions of all these grand things I want to do…an advent calendar, holiday cards and thank you’s, little hand made treats for my son’s kinder class, etc. I’ll probably only get the cards done though. I’ll still pat myself on the back! 🙂 lol!

  • 296
    Carol T. says:

    I always make around 60 Christmas cards of around 4 different designs. The notebooks are an interesting gift idea. Lots of great ideas.

  • 297
    Debbie Barnhart says:

    Hi there….I plan on making homemade cards, holiday treats and using all my new PT stamp sets that I purchased last month and the ones I purchase tonight! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and ideas that your design team provides!

  • 298
    Deborah Samuelson says:

    I’ll be making loaves of The BEST Pumpkin Bread, wrapped in beautiful tea towels with coordinating gift tags and cards 🙂 for everyone in my office this Christmas and all of my Christmas cards — all with Papertrey goodness of course!

  • 299
    Ginny Schleich says:

    Along with my Holiday cards, I plan on using some of the Timeless templates for some of my gift giving goodies. And I plan on using Mish’s notepads to make shopping lists for everyone! All of the ideas this past week have been awesome!

  • 300
    Lindsey says:

    I plan to do a bunch because my side of the family is only doing homemade gifts. I’ve already made some tutu’s and notepads(now I can use PTI’s to make the rest!). The notepads were inspired by Mish, Becky, and Lisa. I’ve also made 2 wreaths so far, and I plan to make more…I’m addicted. Eventually I’m going to make Christmas cards (greatly if not entirely inspired by PTI’s design team), gift bags (inspired by Dawn), and I totally plan to use the treat ideas you’ve shown….I still can’t get over the cute marshmallows on a stick. 🙂 And lastly, I think I’m way past due buying one of Lauren’s templates, so I’m going to do that, too. You are all so talented. Thank you SO much for sharing your ideas!!!

  • 301
    Betz61 says:

    I’ve already been working on sets of cards for all my sister in laws 12 of them so I have my work cut out I love how you break down card costs. I also do ornaments every year for all our children 7 of them so hope to do a couple of button characters. I will do all homemade tags also so can see that set being a need.

  • 302
    Sandy Kay says:

    Lots and lots of nice cards, thanks to all the wonderful inspiration here! I also plan to use your idea with the chocolate covered marshmallows and hot chocolate mix with mugs for gifts this Christmas!

  • 303
    Nita says:

    After taking a break for a couple of years I am going to make my Christmas cards again. I loved the card on your blog made with the scarlet jewel and ripe avacado with touches of gold. I think that is THE one for me this year. Also last year I made some calendars which were a huge hit. I will probably do that again and throw in some glass etched gifts that I have been wanting to make. I’d better get busy.

  • 304
    Antoinette says:

    I always make my Christmas cards, but this year with the help of some of Lauren’s templates and all the wonderful PTI stamps, everyone is getting everything handmade, aside from the cards, homemade truffles and hot chocolate sets included!! I can’t wait to see the sets this month and have them in my hands.
    Thank you for the great inspiration from all of you ladies, and for the chance to win!

  • 305
    Cathy Weber says:

    I can not wait to try to make the notepads. I have been a big fan of Michelle Wooderson’s cards and the cute gifts she makes. I had been trying to figure out how to make a note pad and now I know! Can’t wait.

  • 306
    Alice Roushia says:

    I have already made about 30 of the notebooks, and now I am working on Tuckedaway templates. So far I have made around 50 of those. I have 4 craft shows coming up besides all the gifts for friends and family, so I am busy, busy, busy. I love the Holiday Button Bits, so I have to get that one to make other gifts with. I’ve been working day and night making all of the supurb sets and templates that you have introduced. Thanks for the FANTASTIC ideas and KUDOS to you and your DT.

  • 307
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Oh, I have so many ideas running through my head but those note pads are looking like they may be on the top of my list. Also Dawn’s Vintage Ornaments would make such great extra’s as tags for those gifts.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  • 308
    Julia Aston says:

    I will be making my Christmas cards and crafts to sell at church for Christmas – and I plan to make a lot of journals with your new notebook set!

  • 309
    Tami Grandi says:

    well other than my cards I may end up decorating a table for a holiday event at church and then gifts for friends and family.

  • 310
    Jessica ML says:

    I will be making holiday cards, some gift tags. I am inspired by the team’s blogs and the steps in mass producing cards and tags. I’m looking forward to incorporation some of this releases stamps.

  • 311

    This holiday season I will be making cards mostly. A few tags to go with cookies I make for my neighbors, but NO home decor this year. Toooo busy!

  • 312
    Chrystal Hovaldt says:

    I plan to make most of my presents this year. Most of my friends pretty much wish for it, and expect it. Most of them will be alter home decor of some sort of fashion. I will also be making lots of card sets for my sons teachers. One thing I couldn’t live without and plan to use are Lauren’s timeless templates! They are the perfect touch for any and every gift!!!

  • 313
    Lori M says:

    Every year I make cards, I LOVED your post last month about the quick easy cards!! I mass produce all of mine so that was so helpful, THANK YOU!!! I also make calendars, my family loves them!!!

  • 314
    Sue says:

    I love making crafts. I have been working on some Halloween decor crafts and I’m currently making Nicoles’ Spooky Treat Idea. i also want have to start working on some Christmas cards and have gotten some great ideas from the post earlier today. I also want to start to make small scrapbooks for Halloween and Christmas and possible Thanksgiving that are put out each year and added on to with new pictures from the previous year. That way it is part of the decor and a way to capture the moments of life.

  • 315
    CrazyCurl says:

    I plan on decorating gift bags and making some holiday cards. Can’t wait to get started!

  • 316
    Carol L says:

    I am definitely going to make some of those adorable notebooks that Michelle came up with! I can’t wait to get started on them – after ordering them of course! LOL

  • 317
    Quirky says:

    hey, I just refreshed the page a few minutes ago and there’s alreayd 140over comments??? These girls are super fast!

    I don’t get to play on the forum cos it’s banned from the office so this will be my only chance 😛

    I’ll be making some handmade cards to go with some gifts I’m planning to give to church friends, some notebooks and hopefully some mini albums for my family 😀 It’s daunting, I know…. so I’m taking leave soon 😛 HAHA…

    Can’t wait to order some of your new sets (plus some older ones)!

  • 318
    Katie in UT says:

    I’m definitely going to play around & make some notebooks. I’m almost done painting a wood shelf for my living room/entryway with some pegs…I’m hoping to make a few cute banners for that. In my ideal world I’d find the time to make a few quilts as well, as that’s my second addiction, but I have 4 young kids, so I need to be reasonable! The best thing about PTI is that I can get something done in just a few minutes of ‘me time’ and feel like I’ve done something that will brighten someone’s day!

  • 319

    I am making Christmas cards, homemade cookies and fudge, and want to make the notepads along with the gift card template for gifts. This is the first release for me, and I am blown away by all you have to offer. Thanks for all you do!!!

  • 320
    lynn says:

    i’m planning on making xmas cards, which will include (dawns) plaid background, and decorating one tree with papercrafts. i always wrap presents in kraft paper and then paint snowmen on the paper. i loved last months stamps, and this month is wonderful!

  • 321
    Linda S. says:

    When I see all the beautiful creations you have inspired us with, I want to do all of them. Of course, time is of the essence, so…..I’ll probably be able to make some cards, a few notepads, a couple of totes filled with biscotti (my specialty)and maybe a calendar or two. Jeez…I’m behind already!

  • 322
    Skye D. says:

    My goals this year are to make all my gift tags by hand and to do more crafts with my kids. I usually buy the supplies, but the holidays get so busy, I forget to take to time to sit down with my boys for crafting. It’s a big priority for me this year!

  • 323
    Cyndi says:

    My head is just spinning with all of the inspiration I have received over these past 6 days–thanks to all of the designers! I am hoping to make seasonal and occasion gift bag and tag sets to give as gifts this year. I have in mind including a bag and tag set for each season, plus birthday and thank you. I think everyone can appreciate coordinated sets that they don’t have to run out and purchase. I also fell in love with Lisa Johnson’s Christmas card, so I think that will be my card for this year. Thanks Lisa!

  • 324
    Lisa mosher says:

    I always make christmas cards, and plan on making homemade treats as well, I will be using the hot cocoa with chocolate dipped marshmallows for sure, and hope to make some notebooks too, thanks for all the great ideas, and for a chance to win!

  • 325
    Kathyellen says:

    I will definately be making cards and I am so excited to try the shortbread cookies in the tall tea tins. Love, love, love to bake. The templates this month by Lauren will really be useful for the holidays. Everything and everyone of the designers are so inspiring.

  • 326
    Natasha says:

    My goal is to make some of the cute notepads and some homeade cards to give as gifts. I also want to dress up some jam I made this summer to give away as well. I have a new baby due soon so let’s hope I accomplish all of these things!

  • 327
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I would love to make card sets for gifts, as well as some of the note pads. I also want to sew bags to put my gifts in, rather than using wrapping paper. I love the trend towards reusable bags, they can be so pretty and so much fun.

  • 328
    Holly says:

    Oh, I’m definitely making lots of hand-stamped Christmas cards this year. I’m also inspired by the notepads in the sneak peaks this week – I really want to try making some of these to give away to my gramma. She’s always making lists for everything – grocery list, recipe lists, medicine lists, to do lists, cooking lists (what time she put something in the oven, what time to take it out…), and lists of birthdays (so she can mail cards out on time). She would get such a kick out of some personalized notepads. 🙂

  • 329
    Cindy F. says:

    Love all the stamps this month. Everyone on my list will be getting a Mish notebook!

  • 330
    Nancy says:

    For the holiday season I always start with a unique indoor wreath for our home. I’ll also continue my tradition of sharing something I love (often something I make) with my 6 sisters-in-law. This year they’re getting stemless goblets if I can master the pottery wheel in time. The PTI design team’s blogs are such an inspiration for cards and pretty packaging. And if I run out of time, Lauren’s Cash or Charge Trio templates are just the ticket for everyone else on my list!!

  • 331
    Gina Kozuch says:

    I will be making a ton of craft items using so many of PTI stamps and casrdstock, love all of your stuff. Keep them coming you and the design team are amazing.

  • 332

    I’ve already made my Christmas cards using Stocking Prints. Now I’m in the middle of making favor boxes for teachers, family & friends using the Tucked Away template and am going to fill them with chocolate. Of course, now that I’ve seen the cash or charge trio templates, I suppose I’ll be making some of those for gift cards too. PTI is keeping me busy!

  • 333
    kara says:

    I’ve already started thinking about how I am going to package all my gifts this holiday season. Lauren’s templates and PTI new (and old)stamp sets will make it a snap!

  • 334
    Lori Y says:

    I will definitely be making some holiday cards for family, friends and teachers. I also love baking homemade goodies to give away(and the kids love helping with that). And I will probably make all of my gift tags again this year–it adds such a nice touch to a pretty package. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 335
    Karen H. says:

    I’ll be happy to get cards done this year! I love all the samples – especially the easy ones – that were posted this month and last on your blog.

  • 336

    I will absolutely be using some Timeless Templates to package Christmas gifts this year. I’ll for sure make several cards based on many I’ve seen during this release. Oh, and those notepads are going to be great stocking stuffers!!

  • 337
    Jessica says:

    Holiday cards for sure is on my Christmas to do list. And I’m planing on pairing it with the super cute and clever little pouch you designed for tea packets. I might do a few with hot cocoa as well 😉 Thanks for your continual inspiration!!

  • 338

    I am going to make my own Christmas Cards for the very first time! I am very excited and so happy so have found PTI! I love all of your Holiday Card making tips, there are so many great ones I haven’t decided which one to do, but I really like Debbie Olsons card and also like Heathers card! I am really looking for something simple and cute and those two are perfect examples!!

  • 339
    Jackie Pedro says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the notebooks so that I can make them for my girls’ teachers and for some of my organized and not so organized friends!!

  • 340
    Jennifer K says:

    Definitely homemade Christmas cards. I’m going to model mine after one I saw Melissa Phillips made. I’ll also likely bring food treats to the neighbors. But this year, instead of wrapping them in ugly tin foil, I’m going to pretty them up with PTI goodness!

  • 341
    Peggy says:

    I got such a kick start for holiday crafting ideas from all the new release peeks this month. What an awesome week it has been.
    I am going to do the notepads (thanks to Mish) and I even went and found the tote pattern.
    Now if I only had a sewing machine….:)

  • 342
    Corina T says:

    This holiday season will be filled with Home/Heart/Handmade gifts. Your blog is full of great gift ideas. I want to try them all! At the very least, I plan on making my own Christmas cards and will be baking A LOT!

    Thanks for the chance to win. I can’t wait to see all the PTI goodies!

  • 343
    Lori W says:

    I’m geared up to start making some notebooks 🙂 I’ll also be card making, sewing, and baking. I just love giving homemade gifts! They make the holidays so much more special. Just this morning, I found out we are expecting our third baby! I am praying for lots of energy the next few months to get everything done that I want to. The first trimester usually wipes me out!

  • 344
    Jennifer Speanburg says:

    I can’t wait to get some of the new notepads and make some gift sets for my family. I know my MIL and mom would love to get some of those notepads. I also have a few people that I plan to make tile coasters for. This release gave me so many ideas, I can’t wait to get started!! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

  • 345
    Terri Moore says:

    I plan on making, holiday themed boxes, bags,tags and cards.

  • 346
    Kelly Pitzlin says:

    The notebooks from Mish were just adorable! And, of course the holiday button bits. I will be able to come up with so many great things with the button bits set!

  • 347
    Deborah (Glitterati) says:

    I will be making Christmas cards and gift items. I wish I could get everything this month but I especially love Mish’s notebook set and Dawn’s ornament set. I am going to branch out and order some of Lauren’s templates to use to make gifts this year. It’s going to be a PTI Christmas!

  • 348
    Ivette Melzer says:

    I will be making Christmas card this year, like I always do. I thought this year I would also try one of the templates to package up some goodies for family and friends. I also want to get one of the new templates for packaging gift cards. All the samples have been inspiring me to get working on it!

  • 349
    Charmaine says:

    I will definitely be making cards. And with all the holiday sets from PTI this year…I have plenty of images to choose from! I am also hoping to make some homemade treats for gifts and use some crafty packaging to wrap them all up in!


  • 350
    k prakken says:

    I am making cookies in a jar for my stamping friends this year. I will also make my Christmas cards and I love the ideas I get from you and the design team.

  • 351
    Pat Bracy says:

    I plan on making cards using the button bits set. They are absolutely precious. I have been watching the blog all week and rereading and drooling over the snowman, santa, and ornaments cards that Nicole designed. I hope to use those ideas in some cards of my own.

  • 352
    Tami McBeain says:

    I’m planning on making several homemade Christmas gifts this year. Starting with the new Take Note set and the little notebooks. I’m also going to give sewing a try and make the little set that you showed us Nichole, such a cute idea! Thanks for all the great inspirations.

  • 353
    lainey says:

    I’m making my usual handmade cards and cookies. I also want to make note pads to give as gifts, so I can’t wait to use the new Take Note stamp set. There are so many other ideas I want to try from Nichole’s blog…too many to list. There just isn’t enough time to do it all! I really need to start in January next year! lol

  • 354
    Regina M says:

    The DT’s Holiday Card Making 101 has really inspired me – I know I can make something simple and elegant…on a budget. This year, money is pretty tight, but I think my friends and family will appreciate sets of cards they can then send. Who doesn’t love getting a handmade card? I don’t know where I would be without the ideas and tips from the gals at PTI!

  • 355
    Shannon Roberts says:

    OH I SO NEED THIS!! I plan to make cards & fun gifts using your new notepads & I wanna try & make fun decorative blocks!!!

  • 356
    Teresa says:

    I definitely plan on making my own Christmas cards again this year. I would also like to make gifts for my work colleagues and possibly some calendars for family. One fabulous idea I saw this week was using the new Cash and Carry templates. Those are a must have for sure!!!

  • 357
    annheidel says:

    I’m doing holiday cards of course, but I also plan on making a few gifts for close friends this year instead of flaking out like I usually do. All the design team’s notebooks were adorable, so I may make a few of those or some candy boxes. The hardest part is deciding what to do! I’d love to do some home decor stuff. I never have anything I make because I usually give it away!! lol 🙂

  • 358
    TracyTracy says:

    Well, I always kind of avoided gift cards, even though I KNOW in my heart that my teen relatives would use and be happier with a giftcard than whatever I come up with. So this year I might get some gift cards, but package them up in a special way, with a little bling, or other ideas from the site. I think maybe its time to let my pre-Christmas prep be a little easier, and gift cards might just be the key. Thanks

  • 359
    Julie E says:

    I will be making Christmas cards and as many gifts as I can fit in. All the PTI designers are so inspiring, I will be taking a second and third look when I design my own Christmas cards. I also love the white note card set shown on Nichole’s post yesterday, I will have to give that one a try, it will make wonderful gifts!

  • 360
    Claudia says:

    I guess it doesn’t hurt to try. Can’t wait to see what I’ll be buying in a few hours!

  • 361
    Kelli says:

    I plan on making several scrapbooks as gifts this year. I plan to do it every year, but always seem to run out of time. Not this year though!

  • 362
    Sharon says:

    Every year I make homemade chocolate-dipped biscotti and chocolate-covered pretzels. I’ve always just put them in cellophane bags and then tied them off with pretty ribbon, but this year I want to make the packaging more special. I’ll also do our traditional papercrafted Christmas cards with a photo on the front. I’ve been brainstorming for an idea that will be simple (for mass production), but will still have the wow factor. This year I’ve promised myself that I will start my Christmas projects earlier so that I have plenty of time to enjoy being creative!

  • 363
    Tina Masters says:

    I’m excited to purchase the notepads and new stamp set! I was looking for something like this for our annual Christmas craft day at church as well as share the idea in a couple of classes for our Women’s retreats next year! I will be placing my order ASAP! Thanks for so many wonderful ideas!

  • 364

    I always make notebooks, Mish Style, and I will be sewing tote bags and aprons. I probably will try to do a few altered frames for Grandparents.
    Snowman Soup for all the neighbors.
    I love handmade gifts. PtI makes it so easy to make them special and personal.

  • 365
    Tracey says:

    I definitely will be making Christmas cards 🙂 I would also like to try some of those note books…all the designers gave us such wonderful inspiration…THANKS!!!!

  • 366
    Mary B says:

    This year I’ll be making all our Christmas cards again, as well as gift card holders. We have two kids in college, so I’ll try my hand at making some type of packaging for homemade goodies for their suitemates. The sneak peeks this week have given lots of ideas. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  • 367
    Steph W. says:

    I will be making my holiday cards as usual this year, but I usually mass produce one design (I generally make 150 cards a year). This year there were so many great examples of great sets that I bought too many and for the first time will be making a few different card designs. I also plan on using a bunch of the MTT for gift packaging as well! SO glad to have all the options we have with those. I also hope to either make some personalized notecards or cute tea gifts for my Aunts. Here’s hoping I don’t run out time!

    Thanks again to everyone for a fabulous release!

  • 368
    Ronna E. says:

    I definitely plan to make several of my gifts this year rather than purchase them. I especially was inspired by Nicole’s orange zest thank you set and will be making a version for some family members. Can’t wait to add the Giga guidelines to my collection.

  • 369
    little one says:

    I’ll be making my holiday cards once again. Hopefully, I’ll also be making some small gifts in order to use some of the wonderful craft supplies that I’ve hoarded over the last year.

  • 370
    Julie Batta says:

    I will for sure make cards and some stocking stuffers. I just love the stamp set for notepads. That is so awesome. I see that getting a lot of use for teacher gifts and stocking stuffers.

  • 371

    Plans for Christmas include some cards but mostly tags! And the Take Note set looks like a lifesaver to help with all those little remembrances for various friends and neighbors–what a fun and cost effective idea! Plua I love Lauren’s templates for packaging gift cards and food items, etc.–did lots of those last year. Gee, I am so glad to have discovered PTI! You all are the greatest!

  • 372
    Kathi says:

    Have 1 more Thanksgiving card to make.
    Almost have all my Christmas cards finished. Have made 15 sets of monogramed note cards for grandchildren’s teachers. I’ve made Mish’s notebooks in the past for teacher gifts but can’t wait to get the new stamp set to make more, oh and the notepads too. It cost me a fortune at the printers to have the legal pads cut in half!

  • 373
    Mimi H. says:

    This holiday season, I plan on creating desktop 2010 calendars with my Bind-It All, and giving them as gifts. I’m glad you will be selling the notepads. I might send those out as gifts as well. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 374
    patty says:

    I am so excited about the Notes this month. I am such a list maker and so is most of my family. Who doesn’t need a grocery list, at the least? I also am doing all my cards and have gotten so many ideas from PTI that I am doing 5 cards in 8 different designs! You have all given me so many ideas.

  • 375
    Bonnie H. says:

    Hello ladies, Well I planned on doing alot of things but….. My grandson (Micky) was over with me yesterday and he has decided we should make your Take along Tote. lol, It was the one you made for Valentines day !!. So we are going to make it for Cupcakes. He said it would be Great to make for his class for Christmas. lol(He is 6 yrs). He loves to do crafts and helps Nanny all the time. So we went shopping for boxes of cupcake mix (lol) and sprinkles. I love your Ideas, and creativity. You guys are always coming up with something new. What an awesome!!! Family Team you are!!!

  • 376
    wendalyn says:

    Of course Holiday cards but I also would like to make some of the beautiful notebooks you showed this week. What a great small gift idea. I would also like to make my own tags this year also. And maybe some gift bags.

  • 377
    Monica L says:

    This will be the third year for Christmas cards. The team’s mass production ideas were very very helpful. I plan to include stamps from this release in this years cards.

  • 378

    OH those notebooks is what I am planning on doing! Those just ROCK! As all of the new stamps …cant wait!

  • 379
    Ange Kelly says:

    I will definitely be making my own cards! and hopefully all my teacher/friend gifts …

  • 380
    Sharolyn says:

    I’ll be making my cards, just have to decide which one is my favorite! They’re all great!

  • 381

    I always make homemade holiday cards and make a little gifty sweet for my coworkers. Love the holidays!

  • 382
    Cindy J. says:

    A friend of mine makes the cutest note pads, and I’ve been wanting to try them, but I’ve not taken the time to go out and look for the pads, etc. When I saw yours, and the cute set to go with it, I was so excited because it would make doing note pads so easy! I want to make note pad sets for my some of my kids’ teachers and other special people who have made a difference in my life.

  • 383
    barbara says:

    This has been a difficult year for me. I am finally getting life back together. Working on creative things has helped me the most. I have been making cards, banners, and holiday treat boxes. I look forward to making Christmas cards. I love the notepad idea and plan on many of those for family and friends. I also want to do some stamping on tiles. I am so glad a friend recommended Papertrey to me. The ideas are just flowing! Thank you to all of you who provide us with such gorgeous ideas.

  • 384
    Michelle Payne says:

    For Christmas, I will be making some of those beautiful notebooks for the teachers in my English department. I can’t hardly wait to get started!

  • 385
    Pattie Brown says:

    Wow, this has been an amazing release. My first project is making gift tags for my families gift exchange. I love the Rustic Snowflake patterned paper. I have several ideas for the Holiday Button Bits, can’t wait to see the complete set. And the Giga Guidelines…..woohoo!!!

  • 386
    dee koncinsky says:

    First I want to thank you for the chance to win some really wonderful stuff!
    I am making cards for 120 friends, co-workers and family. I will also be making treat containers for all! No, I haven’t gotten started, LOL, I’ve been waiting for this release!

  • 387
    C Burke says:

    I always make cards, homemade candy and cookies. I have fun making or finding a unique ornament of some sort to add to the packaging. Some examples are papercast Christmas images, pine trimmings and red ribbon for my giant “pizza cookies” which were presented in pizza boxes, and miniature lemons to tie on the packaging for lemon bread. I plan to use my new Papertrey purchases to make cards and decorate gifts this year.

  • 388
    Isabel Z says:

    I was so excited when I saw Mish’s new set-Take Note–because I am getting ready to start making gifts for my children’s teachers and my co-workers. A personalized notepad for each person using this new set will be a perfect start to my gift making. I also plan on creating Christmas cards for the special people in my life and I can’t wait to play with the newest button set–the Santa and snowman are absolutely adorable. Lauren’s templates will come in handy for the hard to buy nephews and nieces who are thrilled to receive gift cards now that they are teens. PTI, you make it so easy.

  • 389
    Linda L says:

    As the world’s best/worst(?)procrastinator, I have BIG plans for the holidays! I hope to use one of the small size Picnic Basket templates for Thanksgiving table settings, make a stack of notepads for little gifts and of course Christmas cards. Those are the plans anyway! Crossed fingers, toes and eyes!
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration this month = it’s been a joy!

  • 390

    I always make my own cards and often like to make a few decor items to add to my growing collection. This week’s blog projects were fantastic! I especially enjoyed the projects with the note pads. I can definitely see myself making some of those for my kids’ school teachers.

  • 391
    Janette says:

    I am planning on making my own Christmas cards this year… after looking at your blogs I decided I could actually do it simply and beautifully. I am also planning on making some decor. I just love Christmas.

  • 392
    Tara says:

    I am especially excited about making holiday cards this year with all of my new (and old!) PTI goodness. I was especially inspired by the ‘clean and simple’ cards you featured last month, but I might have to try some notepads this year too!

  • 393
    Elaine says:

    I’m setting aside time to make some of the gifts we will give this will complement my husband’s work over the summer in our garden – all of the canned and pickled goodies…and homemade breads and such..I can’t wait! PTI definitely inspired me for the upcoming season. Instead of stressing at the mall and in traffic, I’ll be enjoying time at home with friends MAKING heartfelt gifts! THANKS so much for a fabulous week of releases!

  • 394
    Denise says:

    Okay, I want it all this time! It all is great! I plan on making homemade cards for the Holidays, homemade gifts thanks to papertry ink for the great ideas that are so easy and won’t break the budget! Then a girlfriend saw some stuff, nonstamper and wants me to make stuff for her hostesses… So I am going to be very busy and buying a lot of papertry ink products. I can’t wait to get my order in soon!! I know everyone says I want it all, but I love this release!! Thanks you girls ROCK!!

  • 395
    Sarah N. says:

    I am looking forward to making some of those notepads. I have to make Niki’s exact one! I LOVE it so much!!! Ok maybe not exactly but close!

  • 396
    Gail Genrich says:

    I’ll start by making literally hundreds of christmas cards using all my new sets, then go onto note pads of course and if time allows, I’ll decorate my new cabin in the woods for Christmas!

  • 397
    kari says:

    After seeing Nichole’s tea tin, I will be definitely be making those for Christmas gifts for friends and family. They are so elegant looking and I know that my family and friends will love them.

  • 398
    Sheri says:

    Of course holiday cards! I love the Take Note set and all of the amazing ideas the PTI team created. The notepads definitely provide a classy finish. These will make great gifts for teachers, friends and family. Other 3D items for gifts and decor elements too. Thank you for creating such an awesome product, great teachers, amazing instruction and endless inspiration. Building upon set after set and upon tools makes this “addiction” affordable. An “addiction” that brings nothing but JOY!

  • 399
    Beth Smith says:

    I will be selling at quite a few craft fairs this year since I was laid off in May…..can’t wait to pick up some – ok…who am I kidding! Pick up ALL of the new sets!

  • 400
    Elizabeth B. says:

    Well, now I know that I will be making cute notepads!!!!! I plan on making cards also. I wanted to do recipe books, but I think I waited too long! I also plan to bake some homemade goodies to give. I can’t wait to get in all the goodies that I order (OR WIN!!) tonight!!!

  • 401
    Patty W says:

    I am definitely going to make holiday cards for special people in my life and hopefully I don’t procrastinate this year! I would really like to think of and try to make a special holiday present for my sweet daughter’s grandparents incorporating lots of photos – she is at the precious age of almost 2 and they love to see photos of her since they live so far away!

    Thanks for the lovely eye candy and the chance to win!!!

  • 402
    chong says:

    Handmade holiday cards for certain. Then, some mini notepads, thanks to new Take Note sets coming out this month!

  • 403

    Great release this month! Unfortunately when I moved recently, I lost my username so I can’t play on the forum tonight. But to answer your question…silly girl that I am, I signed on for a Market Bazaar at the University where my husband is teaching…yikes! So I’m in the process of (trying) to make all manner of goodies (cards, deocorated boxs, bags, etc.) and I know that Dawn, Heather’s and the Holiday Button Bits will come in very handy for some wonderful creations. Oh yeah…and I’m hoping to make my own holiday cards.

  • 404
    Jacqueline says:

    Wow, I’m getting started with my Christmas cards! More great ideas by all of you talented women. Thank you!

  • 405
    cindi says:

    I have been making my Christmas cards every
    year for about 10 years now!
    I would like to try my hand at the beautiful gift presentations that you show us!!!

  • 406
    sunghee says:

    Really. This year I WILL decorate my fireplace mental. I’ve been so busy (more like lazy) with other things and didn’t really paid much attention to holiday decoration, but I’ll do more for my kids sake.

  • 407
    Linda W says:

    Definitely cards and some of the Take Note pads. But everything goes on the back burner for now since 8YO DGD just asked for a quilt. Why not. You can’t say no to your beautiful granddaughter. What am I, crazy?

  • 408
    Sonia Holland says:

    I will be making cards for sure…like many I have fallen in love with Michelle’s notebooks so those are on my list of “Must haves & must try”…I have made about 50 cards so far – but I think the ones already made will be set aside and I will only send out my PTI’s :0
    Happy crafting!!

  • 409
    Angie Lutz says:

    Oh…I plan to do sooooo much. Handmade cards (I liked Lauren’s and Michelle’s from the post today) Gift packaging (using Lauren’s templates!) Teacher, neighbor, mailman, etc gifts with template packaging. All kinds of stuff! With the economy the way it is right now, I need to use up my “stash” (which never stops growing) before I add anymore (with the exception of some more STAMPS and TEMPLATES!) Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to will all the GOODNESS!

    Angie Lutz

  • 410

    I will be making christmas cards again! I am trying to think of what I’m going to make my nieces this year for christmas. I think I’m decorate wooden picture frames with funky papers and embellishments to reflect each ones individual personalities 🙂

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    Michele says:

    I am going to make holiday cards and glitter/reinker ornaments. I am undecided what I am going to make everyone at work…I was going to make pillow boxes but I saw a great idea for christmas crackers (like they have in England) the other day, so I am considering that.

  • 412
    Deb Z says:

    I love making cards for the holidays. My Mom and I get together and share ideas and make cards. It is very special and lots of fun. I love the PTI templates and will be making some and filling them with gifts for friends and family for the holiday. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and creativity with us.

  • 413
    Christine McMullin says:

    We just took our family Christmas picture so I’ll be designing a Christmas card to work with the picture. I often make Christmas presents for those I care about (last year was soldered Christmas ornaments), but I’m at a bit of a loss for a specific idea this year. I’ve been collecting fabric like I used to collect papercrafting supplies (LOL – I actually went through a brief phase where the supplies were just too PRETTY to actually use!)…so I think whatever project I cook up will involve sewing. Cook up…mmmmm….maybe I can make some cute pot pinchers to go with a PTI inspired recipe box?!? Now if only I could learn how to cook before Christmas….:)

  • 414
    Kristy Y says:

    I plan on making gift tags this year–however I’ll be sure to reclaim them after gifts are opened so they can be reused again next year! I can’t bear to part with all that hard work!

  • 415
    Toni says:

    Cards. This year for sure! The time seemed to get away from me last year, but I will be on it this year with your Holiday Button Bits. Your Holly and Ornament countdown samples were THE BEST!!

  • 416
    Eileen M says:

    I always make my Christmas cards, usually at the very last minute! I am inspired to start early and try the elegant yet simple style you share! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 417
    shiloh says:

    i am planning on making a gift for most of my famliy members this year. The new gift card template will be great to make all those fift cards a little more special.

  • 418
    Laura Sneden says:

    I’ve got to make some of those adorable notepads!

  • 419
    KariLynn says:

    I am going to buy the stuff I need to make the notepads and the cards that use the Giga set. I want to make some holiday cards, just not sure which set I am going to pick until I see all the new releases tonight. So many inspiring ideas on the blog the last few days that if I had enough money I would buy all the supplies I needed to make it all. So elegant and amazing.

  • 420
    christinem says:

    I will be making some Christmas cards and also some cards to give as gifts. The blanket and heating pad will be gifts also. I will also be making some goodie baskets using some of the templates. Thanks for a great and exciting countdown!

  • 421
    Jan Ledman says:

    I really want to have a homespun Christmas this year, more on the thought and less of the $$$! Plan to do lots of knitting and papercrafting.

  • 422
    Macy says:

    I love love love papertrey ink stamps and cardstocks. you guys are oh so crafty! You guys do magic with stamps, ink and paper. thank you for inspiring me to be a better crafter!!

  • 423
    Karyn says:

    I will definately be making holiday cards and tags! Plus lots of homemade baking to give to family and friends. Thanks for all of you excellent products and inspiration!

  • 424
    Mary from OH says:

    Besides all the beautiful cards I am ordering a ton of cardstock so that I can make a bunch of Laurens templates for packaging and I HAVE to have that tag set for a finishing touch. Can’t wait to try your color combo of berry sorbet you previewed this week Nichole!! What great inspiration from the greatest designers I have found!!

  • 425
    Jada says:

    This holiday season I would love to make handmade gifts for friends and family. I have searched for many months to no avail for notepads like these. The 2.5X8 size is PERFECT!!!! I cannot thank you and Michelle enough for bringing these to the stamping industry!!!! How many times have we been out somewhere and ran into an old friend and needed pen and paper or been on the phone and there’s no pen or paper anywhere? These would also be perfect to carry around while in stores to write down colors we see to create a color palette for our cards or just to write down random ideas for our next stamping or scrapbooking project. PTI is one of the most innovative companies who ALWAYS bring fresh, new ideas, stamps and concepts, etc… to the stamping industry. A HUGE thanks to you Nichole for taking this dream and running with it!!! Another HUGE thanks to all of the PTI DT members for continuously inspiring us addicts…um…I mean stampers with your beautiful works of art!!!

  • 426
    sarita says:

    oh what a night!!! of course i will make cards – this year i’ll be making some home made goodies – i have found some great recipes and ideas at Mish’s blog!! i appreciate all of the sharing that stampers do with and for each other.

  • 427

    Christmas card making is on the top of my list! There are so many beautiful choices PTI has given to us lately that narrowing them down is going to be hard! I also want to use Lauren’s Timeless Templates and Mish’s notepads as gifts…all so crafty and creative. Thanks, PTI, for the inspiration.

  • 428
    Tina H. says:

    Wow, 10 minutes in and already 220 comments. What an amazing release this month. I have been busy this entire evening preparing for my first craft fair next month. I’m altering clipboards and clothespins and making magnets and bookmarks. Cards are next. I love giving homemade gifts over the holiday season. In preparation for this upcoming year, I recently made-for the first time-hot pepper jelly. I think it means so much more to give something you’ve put thought and effort and hard work in to. I love this entire release. It’s impossible to narrow one or two items that stand out. I want them all!

  • 429
    Danielle says:

    Homemade cards and hopefully a bunch of homemade gifts including baking with scrapbooking labels.

  • 430
    Natasha says:

    I plan to make my Christmas cards. I do every year, but all the design team’s ideas really make me want to get started! It’ll be hard to narrow down just one design- maybe I’ll go with several!

  • 431
    Amber A says:

    I plan on making my own holiday cards. I also will probably utilize Lauren’s templates to dress up gifts and gift cards. I would love to make some note card sets, but I will see what time allows :). You would not have any time for sale the next few months would you?

  • 432
    Gabriela says:

    First off, let me say that your blog and all the project featured here inspire me to create every day. I will make holiday cards. I also plan on making chocolate covered apples to give to friends. Of course, they will be paired with little tags.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

  • 433
    michelle says:

    I love to make all kinds of crafty holiday stuff! This year I’ll make some card sets – PTI card boxes make them look so nice for giving. I’ll also make my holiday cards, some ornaments and maybe some gift tags. That should be enough to keep me busy. 🙂

  • 434
    Shirlann says:

    SNOWMEN holiday cards are always first on my list, using Lauren’s template for a gift card holder for the paperboy, Mish’s notepads for stocking stuffers and for my colleagues at work. Boy, I’m going to be busy!! Thanks for an awesome release!!!

  • 435
    Jil L says:

    I am planning to have several stamped items around this Christmas. First, my tree is all stamped items. I have tags & snowflakes that I punched & glittered on my tree from years past. This year, I’ve been making new ornaments with the build a flake 1 spellbinders set. I’m having a blast with that. I’ll be making some as gifts. I was very inspired by the design team. I plan to make several sets of cards as gifts & will be giving them out in the card holder from last months release. I just love that template. I have already stamped up most of my cards. It’s been a busy last month getting all ready for Christmas & I’m almost there!

  • 436
    Shelly says:

    I think I will be making holiday gift card sets for those that I know will use them. Al these new sets will definitely have my creative juices flowing, I’m lovin’ what I’m seein’!

    Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration and the opportunity to be a part of it!

  • 437
    lilian says:

    we’re expecting a baby in december, so i won’t be making any holiday cards this season. however, my sister is getting married and i am working on her bridal shower invites! she chose butterfly kisses… so i am looking forward to making beautiful invitations using that stamp set. =)

  • 438
    Mindy Eggen says:

    I’m definately going to make my own cards this year. The stamps and papers are wonderful! I’m going to also try to make some decorations for the Christmas tree this year. I was an old-fashioned-everything hand-made Christmas tree. Of course my 3yr daughter will help stamp which makes it all the more special! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! This is the best blog ever!

  • 439
    J. Harmon says:

    I am going to make my own Christmas cards and gift tags this year. I also loved the Papertrey note pads, they would make wonderful gifts for neighbors and teachers! Thank you for the inspiration, I can’t wait to get started!!

  • 440
    Amber E says:

    This holiday season I am making xmas cards as well as some home decorations. I also plan on making some gift containers for candy or cookies to give out as gifts. All I need is some time to do this between student teaching and getting sleep. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and I am looking forward to ordering stamps this month.

  • 441
    Catherine says:

    I am so excited to make all kinds of fun things this holiday season! I have been stocking up on lots of your holiday stamps and will continue with the releases this month. I am planning on making Christmas cards, gift tags and fun little gifts for as many people as I can think of! Thanks for all of the wonderful and inspiring ideas 🙂

  • 442
    Rose antonopoulos says:

    NOTEBOOKS!!! I’m definitely going to be making notebooks- along with cards and card sets for family.

    I also make ornaments with my son- every year we make an ornament to put on our tree, and a couple for grandparents. I love to see the progression of his motor skills !!

  • 443
    Holly Field says:

    As always Christmas cards, but I was planning on packaging in PTI style, of course, Lisa’s caramels (soo good) and my hot cocoa mix. Now with the new note pad stamp set…hmmm…is there enough time…but they would make great teacher gifts!

  • 444
    Melissa Cox says:

    I plan to make some of Mish’s notebooks for some friends before Christmas. Who can’t use a cute to-do list during the busiest time of the year! My husband usually gives gift cards to a couple of his employees so I’m going to use Lauren’s new Cash and Charge trio template to make a boring gift card more exciting too.

  • 445

    I plan on making notepads and homemade cards!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 446
    Beth W. says:

    Holiday cards are number one on my list – loved Lisa Johnson’s Jolly Holly cards and the Holiday Buttons Bits stamp set. I also have plans to make some of the gift set ideas that were posted earlier. I have some great ideas brewing for my holiday crafting get together with my girlfriends – we bake cookies and have a cookie exchange and spend the night making a variety of Christmas ornaments – Great Fun! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 447
    Paula Laird says:

    I want to make some holiday cards and maybe some card sets as gifts. I love making notepads and I’d love to try the kind Michelle makes! Definitely some baking, maybe soe bath items, jewelry, and sewing, but we’ll have to see. I’m not super-organized especially with two boys under two! lol! I think I’ll be coming here a lot for ideas this season!

  • 448
    Cori says:

    Urgh, I always have big plans, but never seem to get them done. I would love to get all my Christmas cards done this year, in addition to gifts for my son’s teachers.

  • 449

    Every year I make my own Christmas cards so I know I’ll be doing that. I’ve been doing more gift items as well – purses, note cards, photo cubes, etc. so I’ll have those as well. As far as your products go each and every release I’m blown away by the fabulous samples that you and the team showcase. Of course, there are tons of things that you’ve done that I want to try as well so winning the I want it all package would help me out TREMENDOUSLY!!!

  • 450
    Mary Claire says:

    This holiday season I’m participating in a 12 days of christmas craft exchange and plan on making felt needle books for that (embellished with PTI buttons of course!) I’m also going to make some card sets for gifts using PTI stamps and templates! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  • 451
    Julie K says:

    I’ve been inspired by all those cute tags out there. It seems we never have tags come “wrapping” time and it kills my to buy those cheapy ones at Target when I can make something so much cuter. I’m hoping to give tins of tags as teacher gifts this year.

  • 452
    Jennifer Cruz says:

    I’m in the process of moving so I can’t wait to get my scrap room up and running… I AM GOING TO MAKE CHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR 🙂 I say that every year, but this time I mean it. I am so inspired by the PTI design team that I can’t wait to get started.. and thanks for the chance to win the “I want it all” package.

  • 453

    Christmas cards as always…..and stamped xmas wrap on Kraft paper with pretty bows and tags…..

  • 454
    tanna says:

    I will be making Holiday present tags with Vintage Ornaments!! I am so excited! I also plan to make cards with Giga Guidelines and Christmas tags. I am so excited to start that I am looking at days to take off work, so I can begin work! Thanks for making my month, PTI!

  • 455
    Anika B. says:

    I will be making many coordinating notebooks & tote bags and a half dozen of hot cocoa mugs with the cute dipped marshmallows! So excited to pick out fabric!

  • 456
    Donna says:

    I plan on making some special gifts combining some great PTI supplies with some pictures of my two boys. Some special heartfelt gifts I think the grandparents will truly love!

  • 457
    Tanya says:

    I am currently making frames and mirrors (inspired by Lisa Johnson). I am stamping Christmas cards and tags and knitting some mittens. I am sure I will also undertake many of the wonderful ideas from you and the design team.

  • 458
    naomi chokr says:

    like everybody else….im planning to tackle christmas cards. I’m also lso looking forward to cooking and decorating the house this year! im so excited to see the new stamps!!

  • 459

    Seeing all the blog posts has been so inspiring!! *It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas*. I want Christmas to be here already! I can’t wait to get started on making my Christmas cards, gift packaging and keepsake decorations for my daughter.

  • 460
    Christi Snow says:

    I plan on making all my cards and I also am so going to create some of those wonderful little notepads that the team created. I am sure that I will have lots of other crafty things going on, but nothing definitely planned at this point in time. smiles…

  • 461
    Susan says:

    Over 100 handmade cards, as usual. I have quite a few done already. Also, more home decor than I’ve attempted before. Also, some digi-scrapbooking now that I have TWO beautiful little granddaughters!! But mostly paper, stamps and ink as usual!!

    I LOVE the new guidelines set, and several others! Oh, and Mish’s awesome new set with those adorable little pads!!!

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

  • 462
    Jan Larson says:

    I’ve got to try making some of those notepads for gifts. I’m constantly making lists, and I know many of my friends and family do, too. So many great ideas this release; thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 463
    marycstamps says:

    Greetings all fellow PTI lovers. What a great release this month. OK – the releases are great every month, but I love holiday sets. Hmmm – holiday crafting – I hope to use the holiday tag sets (2008 and 2009) to embellish some vases I’ll be giving my staff. I also hope to work on one of the Christmas quilt kits I have. It’s always fun to read Michelle’s posts about the crossover loves of quilting, stamping and cardmaking. Many thanks for all the great inspiration to you all.

  • 464
    Mona P says:

    Oooh, gonna make notepads for sure! Also homemade Christmas cards with Holiday Button Bits! Haven’t seen the whole set yet, but I’m sure I’m gonna LOVE it! All the design team’s inspiration has been awesome!

  • 465
    PennyH says:

    I will of course be making christmas cards. My daughter and I are in 2 craft sales in November so we are busy making lots of cool things. Notebooks like Mish makes will definitely be on the list. Love the sneak peeks of all the stamp sets

  • 466
    Carol says:

    So much to do and so little time! I will be making my Christmas cards from today’s samples. I will also be making those adorable notebooks, some gift card holders from Lauren’s templates and food items decorated with 2009 tags to sell as fund raisers for our Relay for Life team.

  • 467
    Tamara says:

    I plan on doing cards for all of my contacts, note books and/or stationary for many of my friends, homemade salsa and cookies, and using many of Lauren’s templates.

  • 468
    Jolene S says:

    Thank you, PTI, for this opportunity to win all these WONDERFUL goodies!!!

    I’m planning on making my own Christmas cards along with a few gifts and some gift tags. I can’t WAIT to get started!!!!

  • 469
    Patsann says:

    Wow! This months selection is really going to be what is needed to get my Christmas Cards done. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing. The PTI team is the greatest and they always have new ideas and techniques. I really appreciate the Holiday Card Making 101. You have different levels for beginners to pros. So there are cards for all of us to give it a try. I am also going to try to make the Note Pads as gifts. They are awesome..

  • 470
    JenMarie says:

    I’ll definitely be making my Christmas cards… and maybe some packaging for candy and/or homemade goodies!

  • 471
    Courtney says:

    I have started my Christmas cards and hope to make some lovely festive lollie jars this year to give to friends. I love using papertrey stamps for all of my seasonal gifts and cards. I have quite a few different papertrey ink Chrissy sets so will be using these for sure:)

  • 472
    Maureen says:

    I definitely plan on making Christmas Cards… I usually do for my family and business, but this year I’m going to make them for my father to sent out (it’s his first year to send them himself, since my mom passed away in June).
    I also plan on making some of the great notepads that were featured this week – Teacher’s Gifts!! I want to make sure the staff at my kid’s school know their appreciated, but with funds tight – if I don’t make them something, I won’t be able to give them anything.
    I guess I didn’t need to share so much… I’m just excited to be at my first PaperTrey Release “party”

  • 473
    Jeanne says:

    I will be making lots of gift tags. I plan on gifting sets of them as hostess gifts in the Nugget Tins. Of course, Christmas cards will be handmade. My husband is my biggest coach and encourager to complete them ahead of time! I have so many ideas flowing through my head….now to decide. I want it all and would love to create every waking moment!

  • 474
    KatyM says:

    I think I’ll try to make vintage Christmas ornaments using the “Vintage Ornaments” set to hang on a vintage theme Christmas tree strewn with old lace and antique ribbon. And for work, some homemade food gifts with colorful PTI tags and ribbons !!!

  • 475
    Sandye Curry says:

    Of course I will do homemade holiday cards. I usually do about 50. I will give several gifts of sets of cards (for teachers)–and now for sure I will be doing notebooks! We have a 17 year old, and when she saw the post with the notebooks, she asked for 10 for her friends. Guess I will have to get busy!

  • 476
    Kellie says:

    I am making the pointsettia cards in Hibiscus Burst and Ripe Avacado. I am also in love with the little notebooks. I have already bought the office supply brand paper pads but I will be loading up (or maybe not if I get lucky tonight) on the new fancy ones! PTI has been such an inspiration I am so thankful. You can never have crafter’s block with them around!

  • 477
    Kellie B says:

    I will definitely make fun notepads for teachers & co-workers prior to the holidays. I was looking at last years photo cards & think I will get started on that—maybe I will be done by December!

  • 478
    andie... says:

    happy release party! this year i will be making handmade christmas cards for all of my family, as i did last year. also, we are almost done remodeling our living room…which means i have a new fireplace! so i am going to make a cute banner to hang from the mantle. i can’t wait! oh and there will be lots and lots of cookies!!!

    xoxo andie…

  • 479
    SMK says:

    definitely doing lots of handmade cards 🙂 and lots of handmade gifts as much as possible. my cousins and I are likely doing a “homemade gift” exchange too!

  • 480
    iris d says:

    I am starting on my cards as we speak..well starting to think about them. I want to order the Take note set and make a bunch of those to give away and that might be all I have time for.

  • 481

    I made cards last year and everyone loved them- which was before my friend turned me onto Papertrey. So my excitement for this year’s holiday cards is through the roof! And I really can’t wait to get started on gifts and packaging with Lauren’s Timeless Templates. I hope to use everything I’ve learned this year to wow my family and friends and really make this Christmas season sparkle! Thanks Nichole and everyone at PTI!

  • 482
    Sara Spencer says:

    I am making apple butter and plan to incorporate the ‘holiday treats” labels and a hand made card to present my gift PTI style.

  • 483
    nina says:

    Well, definitely some Christmas cards to sent out, possibly modelled after one of Nichole’s… I have also started an advent calendar; I need to find something appropriate to glue all the square onto, then attach my little tins. I also have a Build-Your-Own-Snowman in the works, using a PTI set! I’ve coloured a bunch of body parts, & plan to run them through my sticker maker, then create a scene for my boys to play with! I just hope I can get it all done…

  • 484
    Nichole Carbajal says:

    I plan on making some homemade drink cozies (like the one Becky made) for the teachers at my boys’ school. They will be perfect to wrap around a starbucks cup with a gift card to say thanks for all their hard work. Also, a card making kit for my Mom and some fun “to do” notebooks for my sisters – and one for me too! Love all the great ideas this month!

  • 485
    Stacy says:

    I plan on making my Christmas cards this year – I usually just order shutterfly ones with my kids pics. I have fallen in love with Lisa Johnson’s Holly Jolly card – thanks for the card info!

  • 486
    betty lou says:

    I will be making all of my Christmas cards, and hopefully, some homemade gifts. Your designers’ cards and projects are so beautiful and inspiring! You have the best group in design blogland!!

  • 487
    Jean Carlson says:

    I planned my Christmas cards a couple of months ago when I was inspired by the PaperTrey Design Teams Tips e-newsletter by Heather Nichols for cracked glass technique. As for gifts, I’m still debating on making the card set or note pads from earlier posts, or a calendar notebook stuffed with b-day cards in them. You are all so inspiring that I’m indecisive!

  • 488
    Mary Ann Evans says:

    I’m hoping to do gift cards using tonight’s Timeless Templates new release and PTI’s new holiday Holiday Button Bits

  • 489
    Susan B says:

    Cards,of course, that goes without saying, but it is becoming more difficult to decide what card I want to make with so many choices. I will have to use the new Take Note set to make some notepad gifts – it is just too cute and useful. I always make some candy and baked goods for friends and family, so they now expect them – gotta decorate my packaging as well. I love how Papertrey helps me through this season of creating.

  • 490
    Anette Eakins says:

    I have all kinds of projects planned- the note pads are on the top of my list. Also planning on making some hair bows for my niece’s little girls, some bookmarks and book plates in tins and some containers or bags/boxes for homemade treats. I just wish there were more hours in the day.I’m sure I’ll be thinking of more things as soon as the next Papertreyink countdown begins ;0)
    Great release- as usual! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 491
    MeganJ says:

    I plan on making Christmas cards, gift tags, and some heartfelt homemade gifts. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to start crafting to get the season started early.

  • 492
    Angela Lemmons says:

    Every year, I see 1000 projects I’d love to make and every year, I’m too overwhelmed to do even one!! Not this year!! I plan to makae Christmas cards for speecial friends, ornaments, and teacher gifts. I ALWAYS find inspiration on the PTI website and design team members’ websites. Thanks!!

  • 493
    Mary says:

    I’ll be making holiday cards and coordinating tags as well as card gift set for my mom, sister, sister in law, niece and special girlfriends. (I better get busy!!! – LOL)

  • 494
    Lesa says:

    I am already working on my Christmas cards using examples from the PTI team. I also plan to get Michelle’s Take Note set and make some of those.

  • 495
    Anita says:

    I will definitely be making Christmas cards and these cute little notebooks with the PTI stamps. I am also planning on making some gifts with Christmas tea bags (Santa and his sleigh on the tea bag wrappers) I found at Ross today and PTI templates and stamps. I can’t wait to get started!

  • 496
    Eileen says:

    I’m planning on making my own Christmas cards this year, and hopefully even a notebook or two.

  • 497
    Dottie K says:

    I’ve already had my cards complete for the holidays. I’m also giving card sets as gifts and there done. I’m looking for ideas for next year. I did notepads and hot cocoa packets and used the glassine bags for packaging – so cute. We’ll give cookies and my tags are ready for the tins. I love seeing all the holiday ideas and will gather things to work on during the winter for next year. I like a stress free holiday and really enjoy the season. That’s what it’s all about. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 498
    Kristy says:

    I plan to make cards & gift tags. I love all the tutorials on Christmas cards! I am also making quilts (hopefully I will get them done) for our 3 grown children!

  • 499
    barb schram says:

    I am going to make those yummy marshmallows Nichole showed us…I make homemade hot chocolate as gifts…and this will really add something a bit different! LOVE all the ideas and inspiration!

  • 500
    Sarah A says:

    Every Christmas I make one full size quilt for someone in my life. This year it’s for a great friend who also happens to be the mom of my daughter’s best friend. In honor of the tradition, I think I’m going to make my Christmas cards using the quilt stamp sets this year. Little notebooks will definitely be office and stocking gifts. And I always make sets of decorated blank cards for folks- your clear boxes are perfect for gifting these!

  • 501
    Gail says:

    Cards for sure, notecard sets packaged in one of Lauren’s fab templates and lots of gift tags and other fun packaging.

  • 502
    Shirley says:

    The first time I had seen cards using Holiday Button Bits, I was hooked. I am definitely getting this set to make my Christmas cards this year. I also plan to make little bags of instant coffee mixes and attach a little tag using this stamp set. I plan on making notepads for the teachers with a gift card. Thank you for all the great ideas!

  • 503
    Sarah says:

    I am planning on making holiday cards. I also love, love, love Mish’s new set, I can’t wait to make the notebooks for teachers and friends. So cute.

  • 504
    saral says:

    I am planning on making our Christmas cards. After seeing the Take Note set and Mish’s notepads, I am thinking I will make those for my friends and my kids teachers. If time allows, I hope to make some tags, nugget tins, cookies, maybe a little sewing thrown in as well!

  • 505
    Laurie G says:

    I definitely plan on making cards but I also would like to make some card sets to have for Hostess gifts. I too would love to try my hand at some of those Notebook pads that Mish has showed us. I can’t wait to get started on my holiday crafts.

  • 506

    I plan on making cards and lots and LOTS of notebooks! Can’t wait until Midnight!! 🙂

  • 507
    GINA says:

    I plan on making about 250 holiday cards. I wish I could be more crafty, like making home decor and baking.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  • 508
    Chris L says:

    My plan is to make some holiday cards, to make some holiday gift sets, some notebooks, and I really really want to try that project you posted last month, with the blanket and the little bag. I also want to use Lauren’s template for gift cards too! I just hope I get it all done . . . . Thanks for offering such innovative stamps and such practical ideas–you guys are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 509
    Wahinelei says:

    This will be the first year that I am making handmade gifts and cards to match. I am so glad that I found PTI with your quality products, easy to follow tutorials, and wonderful DT that makes handmade gift giving so easy to do!!

  • 510
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Well… since you asked… 🙂
    I’m definitely getting Lauren’s template for the gift cards. I usually give a few of those for the holidays and presenting them so elegantly will be so much fun.
    I’m also going to make my Christmas cards – however I’m having a difficult time deciding on which one since they’re all so beautiful!
    Holiday Hugs,

  • 511

    The cards gave me some really good ideas but I am definitely going to be making note pads and hopefully a nice little tote to go with it…. I am loving the Notes Set…..

  • 512
    Robbie Stockton says:

    I plan on making Christmas cards as well as ornaments. Every year family members receive a new ornament that will reflect their accomplishments or interests of that year. By the time the kids leave home they take a treeful of ornaments with them. I also am planning on making most of my Christmas gifts this year as $ is tight. Looking forward to a back to basics Christmas and enjoying the true REASON for the SEASON. I’m excited to make lil scrapbooks for the granddaughters of all the family members. We are very spread out and the girls are young. Hopefully this will help them know their cousins, aunts and uncles.

  • 513
    Gail White says:

    I will be making up some kits for my crafty friends. You have made it so easy for me with the Holiday Card with supply list. And lots of tags. I may even do a tag making session after Thanksgiving dinner. Laurens templates are tempting me also.

  • 514
    BelindaB says:

    I always create a mini album for my parents with pictures of my children from thoughout the year. This year I am planning on creating a few ‘Michelle inspired’ notebooks for teachers, neighbours and friends too. And of course I will be making all my Christmas cards.

    Great release this month!

  • 515
    Cassi says:

    I am absolutely planning on some homemade gifts, but haven’t nailed down the specifics yet. I loved all of the DT ideas for tags a while back, and can’t stop thinking about the flannel blanket set. I’ll have to juggle this with the cards I’ll make this year for our growing list of family and friends. My husband and I have been married for 4 years and the list has gotten exponentially bigger every one of those years. Can’t wait to get started!

  • 516
    Bethany says:

    I plan on handcrafting my Christmas cards as usual this year including making my own envelopes which always adds a particularly festive touch with some fun holiday paper. I too plan on making notepads for the family which I will distribute while we are in western New York for Thanksgiving. Lastly, as I do every year, I will make handmade holiday tags for each gift as I consider this as part of the overall package itself!

  • 517
    Sally says:

    Holiday cards got me started with all this stamping stuff, so I will be making those. I am also planning some gift baskets with some home made jellies and jams with cute labels. I have lofty dreams of making calendars and now I’ll have to make some notepads because they are SO adorable. I have a stash of wood picture frames that I plan to embellish. Maybe an ornament or two and I have some students graduating in December, so I hope to craft some grad gifts. Now, if I can find the time for all the FUN!

  • 518

    As usual, I’ll be making my own holiday cards, and the cards that my stepfather and my best friend will send out. I’ll also be making some card sets as gifts. The ideas that you and your team showed this past week will certainly go a long way toward inspiring my final designs. Thanks!

  • 519
    Susanna says:

    At the moment I’m busy making items for our annual Christmas Church bazaar. Thanks to the wonderful design team PTI is always my first stop every morning for ideas and inspiration. Next on my list is holiday cards for my family to send, a few decorative frames and I’m definitely adding Lauren’s new template release to my list tonight. Love the gift card template! So cute and with a bunch of teenagers in the family it’ll be the perfect package to deliver the goods.

  • 520
    Kiera says:

    Definitely holiday cards, but also some notepad sets (!!) and some bookmark/”this book belongs to” sets for the kids.
    Super excited about them all…with so many great ideas coming from the PTI crowd! Thanks!!

  • 521
    Jamie says:

    Definitely making holiday cards, card sets to give as gifts, and packaging/tags for gifts. PTI design team blogs are inspiring for their color combos, as well as how they use the stamps. And the best part, is that I’m mentally transported to the holiday season (the best time of the year) when I view their blogs.

  • 522
    Geri Freeman says:

    My goal will be hand made teacher gifts for all my kids’ teachers. I love embellishing notebooks so I loved those inspiration ideas, along with the Take Note set. Those would go along well with what I already had in mind (embellished clipboards and a couple other desk accessories). I always enjoy making special holders for gifts of cash for adult nieces and nephews. I think you’ve offered more than enough ideas to help me out with that project, too! Can’t wait to see every last detail this month’s sets have to offer!

  • 523
    Sharon says:

    This is going to be one fun holiday! I’m must have the Take Note system(?). Hand over the Holiday buttons, stamps, ribbon. I WANT IT ALL!!! LOL!
    Sharon L

  • 524
    Amy O says:

    I always make our Christmas cards, so I’ll definitely be doing that again. I’d love to make some of the notepads Papertrey-style for teachers’ gifts. And for Christmas baking, I’ll be using some of Lauren’s templates for my packagaing. Love this time of year!

  • 525

    I’m definitely interested in making notepads and holiday cards. Holiday cards may not sound like much, but I never make them; each year I run out of time!

  • 526
    Kimberly says:

    I plan to make Christmas cards with Stocking Prints and Dawn’s new Ornament sets! Can’t wait to get my hands on them. I am also going to make some notebooks … love Mish’s inspiration. I am also tackling a family tree for my Aunt Toots. I’ve got to get busy!

    Thanks for all of your inspiration … you gals rock!


  • 527
    Keisha HD says:

    I’m thinking of doing my own Christmas cards this year. I don’t know if I’m up for it though! LOL. Also, those Take Note notepads would be great gifts for the adults for Christmas. We really only buy for the kids, but it would be nice to give them a little something cute! 🙂


  • 528
    Donna C says:

    All of my Christmas cards are handmade. I generally do several gifts for friends, co-workers, and others. Everything on the countdown blogs was just so exciting! I particularly love what Pine came up with this month. So versatile and her use of color is just so fresh.

  • 529
    Necola says:

    Holiday Cards definitely. Using the Tree Triming Trio and Take a Bough stamps. Also I will make a few homemade christmas gifts for my co-workers. Just found your website and I am now so inspired.

  • 530

    Goodness, I have so many ideas for this holiday season. I would like to make some tree ornaments, some gift card holders (Lauren’s), some of those pennant flag banners for the mantle. And of course, I’ll be making my own holiday cards using some new pti supplies!!!

  • 531
    Pat says:

    Cards, gift bags and boxes will be homemade this year. The Holiday Card Making 101 post has given me so many great ideas for cards and matching bags/boxes. Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

  • 532
    Latisha says:

    I plan on making some really nice well thought out, home made gift. I have noticed those are the ones that my family really love the most, versus something bought. I really want to make both my children a quilt.

  • 533
    AnneSATX says:

    I’m hoping to make cards for my close friends and some co-workers. I’d also like to make some notebooks for the teachers I supervise. And of course, it would be SO much easier if I were to win tonight! I love all these sets, they are so inspiring, as are all the wonderful samples from the last several days. Thanks, everyone!

  • 534
    TammyB says:

    I already made some x-mas tags inspired by Dawn McVey that we will use for my family exchange. I have to make my x-mas cards and I will probably make some gift sets of cards and/or notepads for some of my hard-to-buy-for family members. For home decor, I purchased some 12″ wooden snowflakes in last year’s x-mas clearance that I need to decorate. (Better get started!) Thanks for all the inspiration and awesome ideas!

  • 535
    quilter says:

    I want to make some of the Christmas cards from the Tree trimming trio. So I am a month behind in doing my ordering, but I’d also like to do a few of the button Christmas cards too. I have to work like crazy to get a Christmas quilt finished by Thanksgiving and my Christmas card making can’t start until after the kids have come home for Thanksgiving. Thanks

  • 536
    Jen Tapler says:

    I’m planning to make lots of little home-made gifts – some all-occasion card sets, some of those fab new notepads with the Take Note set, etc.

  • 537
    Michelle H in IL says:

    I plan on doing cards and gifts this holiday season. I do mostly homemade food gifts and do all the packaging myself. My PTI stamps will see plenty of ink and I use the gallery on the forum as well as your blog for most all of my inspiration. Thanks for sharing so many of your great ideas!

  • 538
    SusanH says:

    I will be making holiday cards with my daughter, and our family has decided for this year we will only gift each other with gifts that we have made ourselves.

    Thank you very much for all the inspiration you and the team have provided.always show us. The stamps as always are fantastic!!!

  • 539
    Savannah O'Gwynn says:

    I am going to do something for myself- I want to make a quilt. This is a BIG task….so I hope the holiday break will allow some time for this craft:) I also will make cards and homemade gifts…but the one thing I want to focus on is my quilt!!!

  • 540
    Brenda says:

    I always make a bunch of cards and if I have time I love to make little gifts, mostly candy type holders. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 541

    The DT’s post this week definitely put me in the holiday spirit so I started working on my Christmas cards. I always make baked goods to pass out to friends and neighbors and I love making containers for them using the Holiday Treats set. This year I would love to make some holiday tags to put on my gifts. I really love the tags that Pine always comes up with!

  • 542
    Pam Wilson says:

    I make my own Christmas cards (thanks for all the ideas 😉 and will be making a few handmade gifts.

  • 543
    Kathy W says:

    I am determined this year to send everyone on my list a handmade holiday card. This would be a first. I’ve got a great start, though, making at least one card a day…and I started in August. The design team has been incredible inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and congrats on this exciting release.

  • 544
    Kris says:

    Definitely note cards with “Take a Note” and gift packaging with Laurens templates! I always make homemade food items for gifts and am looking forward to using some of the new stamp ideas.

  • 545
    Michelle says:

    I’m planning to make close friends notepads for their Christmas shopping excursions! I will also make all of my Christmas cards and gift tags using PTI stuff!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  • 546
    Karen Christensen says:

    I hope I’m not too late. Just read about your give-away and want to add my name to the pot. I’m in the process of mass producing my cards. After making one of Lauren’s gift packages, I don’t want to give anything without using her patterns. they are such fun.

  • 547
    Colleen says:

    Decorated tiles, custom notebooks, tags, and card sets all wrapped up and presented in some of Lauren’s Timeless Templates! My mind is spinning with ideas. Now if you could show me a way to make TIME STAND STILL to get this all done . . . .
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 548
    melissa sibert says:

    I have made my Christmas cards for about 5 years now. I make almost all the Christmas gifts I can too. I made homemade jams and jellies this year so I am making some of the MTTemplates to put those in with scone or muffin mixes or cookies. And I made hot chocolate blocks and will make chocolate covered marshmallows for gifts too ( the hot chocolate blocks are made but go in the freezer till Christmas time). And I have coffee lovers on my list, so they will get a gift box with Mish’s coffee to go stuff and biscotti. I am a pastry chef and stamper, so my gifts usually involve food and cards. Gotta make a few gift card holders too. Love all the PTI ideas. I will be using several of them this year and next.

  • 549
    Leilani says:

    The PTI gals have gotten my wheels turnin’…..I have some fun and wonderful ideas for home decor for the holidays. In particular some handmade ornaments that my daughter and I can work on together. Perhaps the cute snowman with the button body would be perfect in a winter wonderland scene with the wonderful tree stamps that’s coming out on this release! Oh truly…the wheels are turnin’!

  • 550
    Amanda M. says:

    My holiday crafting plans include handmade Christmas cards and altered notepads ala Mish style. I also hope to try out altering photo frames. Oooh and I can’t forget homemade goodies packaged in one of Lauren’s genius templates. After this release I should have everything I need to get started!

  • 551
    Sandy Thelen says:

    Homemade cards for sure. Cookies-no question about it. But gifts-I’m not sure. You all have had some great ideas this last week…maybe there will be time to get some note pads made up. Thanks for all the ideas!!

  • 552
    Edie says:

    I always make all of my Christmas cards and gift tags. Can’t wait for the new sets. I’m behind in my crafting because of a recent move and these sets are just the inspiration I need to get me motivated! Thanks…

  • 553
    Bryana says:

    I have enjoyed seeing the beautiful Christmas cards made with the new items. Lisa Johnson’s Jolly Holly is what I will be making this year! Soooo very cute!

  • 554
    jackie M. says:

    One of the things I will be having a class of card and gift making with a small circle of my friends. Definately will be using “take note” set to demonstrate wonderful gifts. Will also be giving the cute “note books” as gifts. I think I might even get out my sewing machine and make the cute market bags for my sisters-in-law. So many great ideas and so little time. Thanks for all the wonderful samples.

  • 555
    Christie says:

    I always make handmade cards. About 100 of them. I think I need to start soon! And last year, I found some white vinyl on clearance right after Christmas and I plan on makings tons of vinyl snowflakes to cover my walls. Should make things nice and festive. And I also plan on making those cute notepad covers for teacher gifts. 🙂

  • 556
    Dawn G. says:

    I will be making Christmas cards as usual. I just love all of the ideas for the button set. They are so cute and simple! I will also make card sets and candy boxes for gifts. Just getting started, lots to do.

  • 557

    I’ll be making lots of cards and tags! I’d really love to try some notebooks, too, for little gifts. I loved all the samples with this release! Thank you!

  • 558
    Samantha VanArnhem says:

    Holiday cards for sure! I just have to put that vintage ornament set to good use!

  • 559

    We’ll see what time allows, but I’ll definately be making our Christmas cards. I like to make card sets for the people whom I know will appreciate and use them. Also, I’ll be making gift card holders with Lauren’s templates. I always make the gift tags and can’t wait to get the new tag set.

    I’m totally in inspiration overload and can’t wait to get started!

  • 560
    Sunny Penn says:

    I plan to make my own holiday cards. I’m also going to bake some cookies, cheesecakes and breads as gifts for family and friends. I’m so excited to get your Holiday sets! I can’t wait to see my loved ones’ faces when they receive them. Thank you for another wonderful month!

  • 561
    SuzanneM says:

    Absolutly love the christmas card options with instructions. I send out so many it is nice that they are all planned out with the supply list included. As for the Take Note notepads everyone at work will be happy with their gifts! Keep up the great ideas!

  • 562
    Suzanne Daniels says:

    Most years I either knit my presents or sew something. My brother lives in Berlin and waits anxiously for my stock of hand knit socks I send over. However, this year I am very proud to have my own handmade tags courtesy of the Quilter’s Sampler. This Year I’m starting early and fully intend on making all my cards, and I just love the tutorials that were just posted.

  • 563

    My big craft thing is cards – – every single person on my list is getting a different Christmas card this year – – no mass-producing for me. I thought I had about 60 and then when I added in teachers and work people, I’m at about 80. So 80 different Christmas cards!….all of them with some sort of Papertrey goodness on them *wink*

  • 564
    Heather Curoe says:

    I was inspired by Lisa Johnson’s Hymn book last year. I have been putting together a book with the history of Christmas hymns that has been so much fun. We plan to compile it with a CD for a neat gift! It has been so interesting and crafty at the same time! Thanks as always to PTI for the inspiration! Blessings!

  • 565
    Lea Ann H. says:

    I’m in the midst of making several gift boxes full of all occassion cards for my neighbors. I think that creating a special occassions notepad will be the perfect way to finish off the gifts, and help the recipients to keep track of cards to be sent. So much fun, and practical all at once!

  • 566
    Lisa J says:

    Not sure yet on my plans… I need to take a moment and read through all of these (600+!!) comments to get some good ideas! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 567
    Sara says:

    I love checking out the DT’s blogs. I always get great ideas, or just stuff to CASE 😉

    Don’t know that I have any particular plans for this holiday craft wise. But I’m always busy in there

  • 568
    Joella says:

    I am making holiday cards & maybe some vinyl art as well. I’m excited to try the new vintage labels… maybe for some of the holiday goodies I make!

  • 569
    Kim FAucher says:

    pretty much everything!! lol
    I make all my own handmade cards… usually a few cards and I will probably use the templates for the store bought gift cards.
    The ideas on the blog are always very helpful to get myself in gear early so Im not waiting till the last minute!!
    Thanks Paper Trey


  • 570
    SusanH says:

    I’ll mainly do cards but I have a couple of ideas for some calendars for gift ideas – maybe I’ll try those!

  • 571
    Kerry says:

    I am already making my cards, from a design that was made in last year’s Holiday Cards 101! Next year I will probably make one of this year’s designs. This way I can start in August or September and make a few at a time until I’m up to the total I need. I will also be making everyone card sets this year, and packaging them in several of Lauren’s amazing templates! And now, probably notepads too!

  • 572
    Jewels says:

    I am entering a craft show this year for the first time ever! I know that with Papertrey Products (including ones from this release)at the helm of my crafting, I will do very well. I can not wait until shopping time!!!

  • 573
    Heidi U. says:

    I am going to be purchasing the note pads and stamp set and make christmas shopping list books for my friends. We usually get together around Thanksgiving for brunch, and I am going to give them out then. I will also be making my holiday cards as well, and I usually try to make something fun as a centerpiece for meals over the holidays. Busy Busy Busy!!!!

  • 574
    Jamie Nania says:

    I need to still do my holiday cards so I’ll be ordering some stamps for that…even though I did last month as well:)

  • 575
    Tanya says:

    i am really going to try and make homemade gift for everyone. So I need to get started NOW, LOL!!!! I can’t wait for this release tho, notebooks, Christmas cards, oh Dawn’s new set, I have an idea for one of those ornaments, cant wait to try it 🙂

  • 576

    I’d love to make something handmade for my family and extended family this year. I love the idea of the notepads, incorporating family photos… not sure! So many ideas… OH! I love the tags that Pine creates for Thanksgiving to pick names for the Christmas exchange gifts! Doing that this year, for sure! 🙂

  • 577
    B Carey says:

    Using the templates and all the great ideas, I plan on some homemade gifts along with holiday and birthday cards. You and the design team have given me so many ideas all I need now is time and a few new stamp sets, of course.

  • 578

    My co-workers and I are in the middle of making 400 candy corn bags…inspired by last years PTI projets…with the Halloween tags for our indoor trick or treat night. We decorate our section for a kid friendly halloween carnival complete with a mini golf course, pumpkin bowling and a candy corn toss… Then to make christmas cards for friends and family. Thanks PTI for inspiring my creativity!

  • 579
    Beth B says:

    I want to create some decorative packaging this year. I’ve gotten alot of good ideas from the design team.

  • 580
    Cindy C. says:

    I will definitely be all over the notepads this christmas they are awsome, and the ideas the wonderful creative team came up with are out of this world! I am also eyeing up the templates by Lauren, I haven’t yet tried them but I plan too!!Thanks for all the inspiration !!!

  • 581
    Dee Dee says:

    I am sending list books to my friends! It will be a fun gift as they always make fun of me for my slightly OCD tendencies. 🙂

  • 582
    Christy B. says:

    I think the answer to that would be a little of everything! 🙂 Cards for sure. Probably some decorations for Thanksgiving, which we host at our house. And some homemade gifts as well. I get so many wonderful ideas and so much inspiration from your blog and the blog’s of the other PTI folks – I can’t thank you all enough!!

  • 583
    Heather Arsenault says:

    Nicole, your style is so inspiring. I plan on making cards inspired by your designs here on this blog. I also love Heather’s style and like to use bits of her designs in my cards and papercrafts. Thanks for all the sharing.

  • 584
    Joan E. says:

    Besides papercrafting I love to make decorated cookies and cakes. So I plan on combining the two by making decorated cookies using Christmas ornament cookie cutters and making matching holiday cards using Dawn’s vintage ornament stamp set. I will probably use one of Lauren’s templates to hold the cookies. I can’t wait to get started.
    Thanks for all the great ideas this month and every month.

  • 585
    Michele L. says:

    This year the theme is handmade cards and home made gifts, something straight from the heart!

  • 586
    Jen H says:

    I plan to make some homemade Christmas cards this year! Also, I love the notepad idea for some gifts too. Thanks for always inspiring me!

  • 587
    Jennifer L. says:

    I plan to make advent calendars (which I planned to make last year!), gift tags sets, packaging for treats, and probably some cards. This release is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 588
    Teresa E. :) says:

    I’m making all of my friends handmade cards. Wish me luck!

  • 589
    Laura D. says:

    I’m going to make some holiday cards for close family and hope to also make some small gifts for work friends. I’m the most inspired by Vintage Ornaments, but all the holiday sets are great. 🙂

  • 590
    Toni_M says:

    I definitely will be making Christmas cards for my friends and for myself. The more – the better 🙂
    This blog and the blogs of the design team will be my main inspiration.

  • 591
    Chelle McMaster says:

    I’m excited to begin making my Christmas cards again this year with the help of all the incredible ideas that I always find from Papertrey Ink and Nichole’s awesome blog! This will be my second year mass producing my cards (I usually send out about 60) and this year there are so many gorgeous stamps and card ideas that my head is swimming… I just might have to split my production to include three or four different styles of card!! Thank you for sharing the creativity :o)

  • 592
    Carrie T says:

    I’ll be making gifts, gifts, and more gifts especially the note pads! They are such an easy and useful gift and I adore Mish’s designs for the notepads.

  • 593
    Polly says:

    Of course I’m making my own Christmas cards! I will also be embroidering kitchen towels as gifts and most likely making cards for others to use throughout the year. And right now I’m making tags to give to relatives to adorn their holiday packages! I’m sure I will borrow a few ideas from PTI 🙂

  • 594
    Robyn W. says:

    This would be a dream! 🙂 I plan on doing some homemade gifts for family and friends…still on the fence about holidays cards. I’ll probably just do some for family…time always goes by too fast! 🙂 Love the sneaks so far!

  • 595
    joyce wood says:

    I will be making many cards and gifts to give to our neighbors at our Christmas Open House…I am sooo excited. I love PTI and am so grateful for all of your creativity and work! You are FAB!!!

  • 596
    Gail says:

    My Christmas gifts are usually always handmade and this year will be no exception. I’ve already made card sets packaged in Timeless Templates, made my Christmas cards, journal for my niece, and am also doing a lot of sewing. I loved Michelle’s bag and notepad idea and plan on making several of those also. I have truly loved this release and appreciate the inspiration.

  • 597
    Wendy F. says:

    My plan this year is to do photo wallets for the grandmas & great grandmas. I know that all four would really appreciate the pictures of their grandson from birth to age [almost] five so I better get started! I’ll also be putting together some cookie packages. I’m actually hoarding lots of ideas from previous Papertrey releases for this pupose. Here’s hoping I get it all done!!

  • 598
    Kristin says:

    I make handmade cards every year… but this year I am the Room Mom for my son’s kindergarten class. That means gifts for teachers and his classmates too! Lots of things that are debuting tonight are on my wishlist!! 😉

  • 599
    Mary Ann says:

    I’ve been making my own Christmas cards for five years now. I send out about 50 cards and no two are the same. I usually start in Sept. I also make homemade goodies and pop them in some decorated glassine bags. All of the design team ideas really get me going. I couldn’t do it without you!

  • 600
    Sue Plote says:

    As always, I will be making our holiday cards. Of course, I will use some great inspiration from the PTI team! I have also ordered some great flannel to make the blanket and warming bag from Nichole’s blog. Can’t wait to make those for our daughter and nieces. Lots of baking, too and those will be presented with some great tags, also inspired by the team. I will be also be making some of those great notebooks that Michelle makes. Can’t wait!!

  • 601
    Jen P says:

    I plan on making tons of Christmas cards – for my mother and also for myself! I loved a card Heather made with the Winter Swirls set so I’m hoping to make something similar. And I also fell in love with the Holiday Button Bits set – the Santa is so cute – so I’m hoping I win! 🙂

  • 602
    melanie l says:

    I just moved into my new apartment and am looking forward to working on holiday crafts…I think I am going to create gift packs for friends and relatives this year that they can use to give a homemade touch in their gifts…can’t wait!!!!

  • 603
    Tina says:

    I have started making Christmas cards now but I’m also planning to make ocassions cards to give as Christmas gifts. I love Mish note stamp set, great ideas for gifts as well. I can’t wait!!!

  • 604
    Andrea C says:

    I have plans to make my cards, tags and some ornaments this year. I also plan on making some cards sets to give as gifts.

  • 605
    Kelly says:

    I am definitely taking inspiration from papertrey and all the designers. I’m making cards and gifts for family and friends. (Fingers crossed!)

  • 606
    Lisa Cole says:

    October is my most favorite month of all -how wonderful it would be to win this AMAZING package this month! Beautiful products!

  • 607
    Susan Hall says:

    I am going to make my own Christmas cards , I am going to use Laurens timeless templates the money holders for my nieces and nephews gift certificates. Also going to be makin some of those to do list that were on Mish’s website. Susan

  • 608
    Cindy says:

    I will be making all my cards AND gifts this year. This month’s release has some wonderful things and I’d love to re-create some of the things that the design team members have posted.

  • 609
    Amy s K. says:

    I plan on making Christmas cards, some card sets for gifts, using some Timeless Templates for packaging – the new gift card holders look great, and some notepads for gifts as long as the stamp set and notepads don’t sell out too quick! I will make some cards like Heather’s from Holiday Card Making 101. What a fun release with so much inspiration! Thanks!

  • 610
    wida miller says:

    I have this ready made stash and every year I say I am going to use them, but then something catches my eye and I handmake them again. I like to hear what people have to say about them and the feedback I get is exciting. I like Mish’s note set and can’t wait to see all the sets in their entirety. thanks for making such great products.

  • 611

    Hi everyone at PTI – I am planning on making papercraft items for our church’s Holiday craft show. I love handmade desk calendars, cards, giftcard holders, and bookmarks. It’s pretty small but with all the great items and stamps out there – and of course the ones I already have – my job will be easy – just super busy until the first weekend in December. Enjoy your crafting everyone!!

  • 612
    farrah says:

    I have already started my holiday cards for my whole family, but i am waiting to finish with the new PTI stamps. I also plan on sewing a fabric photo album for my nieces and nephews documenting the first year of their lives. :o)

  • 613
    Janet Douthit says:

    I saw so many ideas it is crazy. With the economy the way it is, I have had to be very selective in my purchases this year. I have to say this time I cannot decide which one I cannot live without. That said, the button people crack me up, and I have made arrangements to buy everything I need to send those to friends and relatives as well as co-workers and customers. I thank you ladies for all of your hard work and efforts.

  • 614
    Silke Ledlow says:

    I’ll definitely will tackle some handmade cards and treat bags for teachers, neighbors etc. I’m also looking forward to more fabulous ideas from your DT…I think I’ll try a notepad for sure!!! It’s always a pleasure to stop by and get inspired!!! Hugs ~S~

  • 615
    Martha Stanley says:

    I plan on making card-sets, ornaments, gift tag sets, tags for baked goods and any other irresitable idea I find between now and Christmas!

  • 616
    Michelle Michael says:

    Definately handmade cards and gift tags. Also special gifts for our secretary’s.They always love when I make something special just for them!

  • 617
    Melissa says:

    I definitely plan to make some little notepads for gifts this year! Probably decorate some templates and gable boxes for gifts as well! Love all the new stamps!!

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    Deanna says:

    Definitely the marshmallow on the stick set… like stunning!

    I work at a tech company with a lot of guys so I am going to be bringing my cards in incase they need some for their wives so I realy liked Pine’s clean and simple christmas cards that could easily have a masculine feel. And can we switched up fairly easily to look completely different!

    Sorry for the long post!

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    Homemade cards for sure, hopefully some homemade gifts too.

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    Dawn Nikol says:

    So far I’ve only started on my Christmas tags and onesies for my daughter. The plan is to do tags, albums, and more personalized onesies for her. We’re just kind of waiting to see how big she’ll be since I’m only 37 weeks along and she’s already almost 9 lbs!

    The projects that have been posted over the past few days have definitely been some awesome inspiration for me. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Jana says:

    Lots of holiday cards!

  • 622
    Michelle Ward says:

    You had so many wonderful card ideas I don’t think I can settle on just one, so I’m trying to narrow it down to 4 or 5 to mass produce. The adorable notepads are now also at the top of my list for homemade holiday gifts! Your gift ideas will keep me inspired for quite a while:)

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    Family Gal says:

    My goal this year is to make gifts for my friends to be able to use throughout the coming year; a card set with various cards they can send out to others. I also like to make fun and meaningful gifts like Nicole’s blanket and rice bag for close friends. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Linda M says:

    I plan on making some covered notepads, and a few holiday cards to send to family members. I also (always) give food gifts to teachers and neighbors, so will be packaging those up in *Papertrey style*! You and the team are so very inspiring, I know it’ll take me a few more days to focus my ideas—

  • 625
    Kelly says:

    I love to give cookies as gifts. The tins and templates are perfect for packaging.

  • 626
    Kelly says:

    I plan on making some cards to go in one of the many fabulous templates Lauren has created for our Christmas exchange with some friends. There is 10 of us and we all bring something fun to exchange in Dec and I thought homemade cards would be fabulous!!

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    Jaime O says:

    I am all about the notepads! what a great gift idea!

  • 628
    judy says:

    I plan on making cards and a few mini scrapbook for gifts. I’m now a grandma of two little ones.

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    carole kerr says:

    I can’t wait to make cocoa containers using lauren’s templates. I love the idea of dipping large marshmallows into chocolate and including them in a cup with a little milk carton of cocoa. I’m also dying to get my hands on the holiday button bits set. I plan to make all of my gift tags with it. Thanks for the great ideas.

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    Vanessa says:

    I am planning on making my Christmas cards and now because pro I would like to give some fellow workers handmade notepads.

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    Carrie P. says:

    I am planning to make my Christmas cards this year and I love all the inspiration that I rec’d from PTI’s blog. I would love to make some gifts for friends and family. Money is tight and home made gifts are more special to me anyways. I think they will enjoy them. I would love to create them some to do list pads. I know that I use them frequently. I like practical gifts. Thank you so much for the chance to win and for the fabulous sets. They just seem to keep getting better and I’m not sure how that is possible.

  • 632
    Cheryl M. says:

    I plan to make homemade cards this year – no matter what! 🙂 I also love the notepads from Michelle. Last year I decorated desk calendars for my teacher friends. May do that again this year.

  • 633

    I will most definitely be making my cards this year — I didn’t last year, and felt a TON of guilt about it — if I don’t make gifts, I will at least make packaging, thanks to Lauren’s FABULOUS templates! Thanks for the opportunity — and congrats on another terrific release!!

  • 634

    I will be making my holiday cards as I do each year, but I will be simplifying them. I am really starting to love the clean and simple (PTI style cas) and have seen many beautiful samples on your blog and the team members. I will also be packaging up some peanut brittle and mini pumpkin breads. They of course will have beautiful tags! I am also in the process of making mini calendars as they are easy to mail and I have a lot of friends in Canda and I am in Austin, so putting on a couple of extra stamps is much easier than completing custom forms etc. Thanks for all of the inspiration you so generously give to us each month!

  • 635
    Sandrine P says:

    I am going to make Christmas cards, especially for my family and my friends who live in France.
    Thank you for this contest, I loove so much your stamps, your DT and this blog ;o))

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    Sarah F. says:

    I have plans to make so many projects for this holiday season… let’s hope I get them all done. I plan on using many of the beautiful cards I’ve seen on the countdown as inspiration for card sets I’m making or my co-workers. Also, love the timeless templates for quick and cute wrapping!!

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    Debbie Griffin says:

    I plan on making my own cards and a few ornaments for our tree. I have definitely appreciated the last group post on simple and easy to mass produce cards. They were full of great ideas and inspiration! I love the new note pads and ideas, too.

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    Julie Brooks says:

    This year I’m all about a homemade Christmas. As I get older and look around my house at the things that mean the most it’s not the gifts that were bought it’s the homemade quilts from my grandmother, the homemade christmas ornaments from my mom and hand written recipe cards from my great grandmother and mom. It’s the homemade things that have so much meaning and heart put into them. This year our family decided not to draw names instead we are all making homemade gifts for each other. 🙂 I better get started now!

  • 639
    Carol says:

    I love all of the sets. Notepads and handmade Christmas cards are at the top of my list. I will be making lots of items to sell at our church for our Relay for Life team as well.

  • 640
    Mara says:

    I love Mish’s notebooks and the cards you all shared. I always make thank you cards for my family as gifts and I can’t wait to turn some of the Christmas card designs into thank you cards. Thanks for all the great inspiration this week!!!

  • 641
    Bernadette says:

    Where do I begin? Will definitely be making Christmas cards using several of your new Christmas stamp sets. Will also be making notepads for my kids’ teachers and gifts (either tile coasters or sets of cards) for my tea group.

  • 642
    Maria Yap says:

    This holiday season I plan on making holiday cards for all of the special people on my list. I think that the button Santa and button snowman will look awfully cute as the focal point. And, of course, I will have to use the new Christmas pattern paper which is perfect for what I have in mind.

  • 643
    Cathy says:

    Looking forward to making Christmas cards. Love all the new ideas and candy tins. Thank you for all of the wonderful cards and supplies! Can’t wait to get stamping.

  • 644

    Lots of homemade gifts this year. I’ve already started, and can’t wait to get this years tag set to just stamp tags and send out! I steer away from edible gifts, and this year I am giving out heating bags to all the neighbors. Similar to the rice bags, but I use feed corn. When you heat them in the microwave it smells just like popcorn!

  • 645
    Kathy says:

    I plan on making cards, and handmade gifts for my family. Love all of your stamps.

  • 646
    Alecia says:

    I’ve been working on holiday cards and our yearly scrapbook calendars. Thanks to Betsy’s blog, I have also expanded my Christmas Craft List to include using those same stamps on fabric.

  • 647
    Aimee Foley says:

    planning on doing my christmas cards and a few holiday gifts maybe even some decorations.

  • 648
    Teresa says:

    I’d like to do some more home craft – banners, wreaths etc.
    thanks for the inspiration you provide month after month!

  • 649
    LindaH says:

    I always make cookies to give as gifts to the people I work with…and you have given me so many wonderful ideas on how to package them…I also will use Laurens templates for the gift cards I give my nieces and nephews. I just can’t thank you and the design team enough for all of the inspiration.

  • 650
    Kathy Steele says:

    I am definately making cards and hope to fit in the notepads as gifts for my stitching friends. I can see some more fabric purses in the mix…they become addicting!

  • 651
    Lizzie Jones says:

    I plan to send holiday cards and gift tags for sure. I think I’ll also be making several sets of the button necklaces & bracelets that Heather showcased last month in the group post. I think a garland and paper ornaments using the Holiday Tags and Dawn’s Vintage Ornaments sets will be awesome, too! I’m so inspired I almost don’t know where to start!

  • 652
    Nanette in Wa says:

    I’ll be making Christmas cards this year. I also will make the traditional “tags” for my son. I make about 5 different tags with rhymes as to where my son can find the next Christmas tag and it eventually leads to his “big” Christmas present. He looks forward to this every year. 🙂

  • 653
    Valerie says:

    I always make handmade Christmas cards and am so grateful that you all put together instructions for lots of fabulous cards. I may also make some notepads for all of my girl friends as we are all very busy moms and could use someplace to jot down our to-do lists as we think of them. Thanks for another wonderful release and the chance to win it all!

  • 654
    anne in california says:

    What can I say . . . Paper Trey hit another homerun!!! The new sets are so adorable. It is hard to decide which to purchase and still stay in my budget. Hope to win!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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