Introducing Christmas Friends & Background Basics: Diamonds

So glad to see you back here for the last day of the November countdown!  Have you all been enjoying yourselves this week?  Are you excited to fill up your cart with all the brand new Papertrey goodness tonight?

Well, sit back and relax, as we still have two more sets to formally introduce to you!

Tiffany's-headshot Tiffany Pastor is joining us again to present a beautifully executed stamp set entitled "Christmas Friends" The set is intended to be used to create amazing holiday projects, but upon some experimentation, I found that it could really be so much more!

The details.

  • Christmas Friends will be available for purchase tonight, midnight EST.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • It contains a total of 29 stamps (18 images and 11 sentiments).

The second set that I am *officially* announcing is a little background set I designed called Background Basics: Diamonds.  I've been showing you quite a bit of it all week, but I will also be sprinkling a little of it in today's post as well.  It is an amazing essential set that myself and most of the design team could now not live without!

The details.

  • Background Basics: Diamonds will be available for purchase tonight, midnight EST.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • It contains a total of 3 background strip stamps.

Now that we have all those details out of the way, let's move onto some fun projects!

Just Because Bird card

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This first project is probably one of my favorites out of the bunch.  I love how clean and simple it is.  I love the color scheme (even though it was out of my comfort zone at first!).  I also love the little discovery I made.  When you stamp our Fresh Snow ink onto Enchanted Evening cardstock, it dries to match our Spring Rain cardstock!  Pretty isn't it!

Bird rhinestones closeup

The large swirl and birds are both part of Christmas Friends.  Tiffany's style is certainly represented in these.  I added a few clear rhinestones to the swirls as accents.  I love using all three sizes on one project.  It makes it a little more interesting to the eye.  The sentiment is from Giga Guide Lines.  I think the fonts and style of it work perfectly with this new set.  I bet this card would be pretty in several other colors as well!

Christmas Friend card

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Next is the same bird from the first card used on a Christmas card, as it was originally intended.  It is stamped in Dark Chocolate ink and cut out so it can be perched at the edge of the sentiment block.  So, what do you think of these patterned papers?  They are actually from our new paper collection for November, Turning a New Leaf (you can read more about it in the post below).  Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon is tied around the card in a dainty bow. 
Christmas friend sentiment

I love this verse that is included in Christmas Friends.  So sweet and
perfect for holiday cards that are going to dear friends rather than
family.  A few small fern images from Turning a New Leaf are stamped in clusters at the edges of the sentiment block in New Leaf ink, which adds a bit of contrast to the Ripe Avocado found in the patterned paper. 

Merry Christmas card

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Here's another Christmas card using a bit of an nontraditional holiday color, Terracotta Tile.  The new rusty orange color looks AMAZING with gold (and I'm not usually a big fan of gold either, so that's saying a lot!)  The ornaments & sentiment were heat embossed with our Gold Filigree Embossing Powder.  I love that stuff… it picks up detail SO well!  The gold frame was done with one of our Gold Paint Pens and a ruler.

Ornament block

To make ornament placement easy, try placing the stamps face down on your card front, moving them around until you get them just where you want, then pick them up with your block all at once.  All you have left to do is ink and stamp!

Merry Christmas closeup

The Ripe Avocado pine boughs (Martha Stewart punch) are accented by some new rhinestones being added to the store which coordinate well with either Dark Chocolate or Terracotta Tile.  Who knew orange and green could create such a warm and elegant holiday card?

Glitter Flower card

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This is just another example as to how you can "use your noodle" (as I always say to my kids!) and use your stamp images for something other than what they were intended for! 

Glitter flower card fold

To begin, this card is cut a bit different than a standard card.  It is still an A2, but I cut away about an inch from the cover, making it a bit shorter.  This allowed me have the flower overhanging a bit, adding some fun visual interest.  By the way, recognize that sentiment?  Nothing other than part of the new Signature Greetings from Dawn!!!  Yay!  Just love that set!

Circle punch

So now, back to that floral focal point!  Believe it or not, the petals of the flower were created with the Christmas ornaments from the holiday card above!  The largest ornament coordinates with a 1-1/4" circle punch perfectly.  I stamped them in Dark Chocolate ink and colored them with the Berry Sorbet Copic Trio.  The last step was punching the five "petals" out!  Using the circle punch allows you to *punch off* the top hanger portion of the ornament, leaving you with a perfect circle. 

Glitter flower closeup

When you adhere those swirly circles together and add a button to the center, you end up with something beautiful.  Use a 2-Way glue pen to add a bit of adhesive here and there along the swirls, sprinkle on some Prisma glitter and you end up with something fabulous!  Notice the patterned accent strip?  It uses one of the images from Background Basics: Diamonds that I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Thank you trio

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Speaking of Background Basics: Diamonds… how about a little set of cards that focuses on that very set?  I like to call this my Pink Thank You Trio.  (Dawn, wherever you are, this one's for you!)  Each of these cards shows off one of the three patterns included in this new pattern building stamp set.  Did I mention yet how much I LOVE this set?!?!?

Berry thank you

Each of these cards is a tad smaller than 4×4 inches, therefore coordinating with our 4×4 envelopes.  The pattern is stamped with Versamark ink.  The polka dot strip is from Black & White Basics patterned paper collection.  The flower is from Making Memories.  A True Black Vintage Button is added to it's center with a glue dot.  And who can forget the Thank You sentiment (from the new Big & Bold Wishes) stamped with True Black ink.  This here version is done with Berry Sorbet cardstock (that last sentence was said in my best cowboy voice by the way, just in case you couldn't tell).

Hibiscus thank you

…and this is Hibiscus Burst…

Raspberry thank you

…followed by Raspberry Fizz.  Yuuummmmmmmm!

I really enjoyed stamping with these two sets today and I hope you were able to gain inspiration from the projects I created just for you!  Did you learn
anything new today?  See something you
want to try for yourself? We want to know!  Just for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we are
offering up an AMAZING prize package…

  • Christmas Friends stamp set
  • Background Basics: Diamonds stamp set
  • Prisma Glitter
  • Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

You have until 11:30pm EST tonight to leave a comment
and be eligible to win.  Please play nice, only one comment per
person.  One winner will be randomly selected and announced today shortly before midnight EST.  The winning announcement will be made on
our November Release Winners page.


Want to see more of Christmas Friends?  Stop by Becky Oehlers' blog for some additional projects!

Anabelle O'Malley has some STUNNING projects to share using many of the new November sets!  You will NOT want to miss this!!!

Alli Miles is showcasing more from her set, Communique Curves.

Dawn McVey has more to show you with Signature Greetings!

Tiffany Pastor stamped another project to share with you using her new set, Christmas Friends.

Lauren Meader has one more peek to share using the new November Templates!


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

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 578 Comments

  • 1
    Sara says:

    So excited about the release tonight!! I love how you turned the ornaments into the flower – spectacular!!! Looking forward to the awesome PTI goodies being released!!

  • 2
    Jacque says:

    What an elegant set! Love the background set also. Looking forward tonight!

  • 3
    AnnElise R. says:

    I absolutely love the flower you created from the Christmas friends! Your ideas on taking sets out of the comfort zone are always so fabulous.

  • 4
    Susan says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on the background diamonds set. It will be a staple in my collection. I am so excited with all the PTI goodies and am thankful for the change to have these become part of my creative stash!

  • 5

    beautiful!!! LOVE the backgound stamps! They are fantastic!!!!!!

  • 6
    Elizabeth B. says:

    Love these samples!!! Can’t wait for the release Saturday night!!!!

  • 7
    Cassi says:

    Love both of these sets! And the ornaments as flower petals are genius.

  • 8
    Jennifer K says:

    What a great idea to use the ornaments as a flower. But Copics intimidate me so I think I’ll find some fab patterned paper and create the same type of design. I’m loving it all!

  • 9
    Patsy says:

    I love checking in with you each night to see the fabulous sets in store for us this month.

  • 10
    Kerry says:

    Gracious! Every time I come back to your blog there seems to be more eye candy! I can’t stay away – your creations and products are absolutely beautiful!!

  • 11
    Marie says:

    Love it, love it, love it all. Gorgeous stamps and fabulous “add ons”.

  • 12
    Lori W says:

    Beautiful cards! Another wonderful release month! I can’t wait to get my ink on the new background set. I’ve loved every usage I’ve seen of it this week.

  • 13
    Emily W. says:

    Ooh! Very exciting projects! I can’t wait to play with Tiffany’s set!

  • 14
    Sharon D says:

    I love your card with the large ornament flower! You are so creative and inspiring! I said earlier on the forum that I’m so excited about this release I feel like it is Christmas tomorrow. I’m excited about the new rhinestone colors also! Thanks for all the excitement and inspiration.

  • 15
    Sunny Penn says:

    All your sample cards are simply gorgeous! I’m so excited to get Background Basics: Diamonds stamp set. I can hardly wait for the release night! Thank you so much for another fabulous month, Nichole!

  • 16

    Gorgeous creations! That first card is my fav… love the tip about the fresh snow on ee cardstock! I love the diamond backgrounds too… very cool!

  • 17
    Karen says:

    I dont have any background stamps and would love to get these! PTI is an obsession.

  • 18
    Cindy S says:

    Oh, another background set! These are so enticing, because they make such wonderful background papers. And pti style is so classic!

  • 19
    LindaH says:

    Thank you so much for the way you show us different ways to use the stamps…it just makes me want to look at all my stamp sets in that way. The flower card is gorgeous as are all the others! Love everything!

  • 20
    nina says:

    Lovely! That’s a great idea about the stamp placement – yet another reason to love clear stamps. Those backgrounds look great, and I really like that flourish. It could be used for anything! My wishlist is just getting waaaay too long…

  • 21
    Katie Renz says:

    All the samples are incredible. Can’t wait until the full reveals.

  • 22
    Janet says:

    Christmas Friends – – what could be better? Love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win this set!

  • 23
    Jamie N says:

    Wow…I just love that background set. I’ve been waiting all week, since I saw the little sneaky peak preview. And of course its being used here and there in everyone’s sneak peaks. I just love how you used the ornament stamp to make a completely non-xmas but still uber awesome card. I would’ve never guessed that’s what it was.

  • 24
    Deb Zaremba says:

    Love all of the new sets, especially the new background set. Thanks again for sharing all of everyones beautiful ideas.

  • 25
    Lacey says:

    Wow, what a great way to use the background set to look like pieces of patterned paper. That makes it easy for a variety of color options!

  • 26
    Rita says:

    Elegant. Simple. Timeless. Stunning. Diamonds (and gold ornaments) are a girl’s best friend, right? These two sets are testing my power of resistance. I truly want it all…again this month!

  • 27
    Berns says:

    Love the Just Because card. The swirl is just so elegant and definitely very versatile. Love the background stamps as well.

  • 28
    Heather M says:

    I love all the background stamps from PTI! They are soo versatile and I’ve discovered that I like making my own patterns so much that I rarely buy them anymore. That is really saying something cos I am a true paper fanatic 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 29
    Cathy Weber says:

    I am constantly amazed at how my card-making has evolved during this past year. I now love to make backgrounds with stamps instead of always layering paper. I would never have tried it before I discovered the great background stamps of PTI. They are so easy to use and I love the new diamonds. Looking forward to the release.

  • 30
    Cindy Vernon says:

    What a beautiful stamp set and fabulous samples!

  • 31
    Maureen P says:

    seriously, Nicole…how talented are you? That flower made out of the ornament stamp and circles is outta this world!!! Love the new dp….I need 2 shopping carts!! LOL

  • 32
    Carol W says:

    I am even more excited than usual to see the full reveals of these sets! Standing ovation to everyone for the fantastic array of projects this month. You’ve really outcome yourselves in showing so many inspiring uses of the new sets, colours, templates, everything!

  • 33
    GINA says:

    I love the Background set!

  • 34
    Deborah (Glitterati) says:

    Thanks so much for the tip about placing your stamps face down on the card and pressing the block down to set them. The samples are all gorgeous and the gold really does look great with Terracotta Tile.

  • 35
    Dawn Nikol says:

    I really need to take a step back and learn to look at my stamps in a new light… amazing stuff can be done with what I already have on hand! So many possibilities!! Sheesh!

  • 36
    Lindsey says:

    I love your projects with this set, especially the flower made out of ornaments. I forget to look at the images with a more open mind. I love the diamond backgrounds, too! I thought it was new patterned paper when I first saw it used on a card. 🙂

  • 37
    Colleen says:

    Fabulous new sets and great add on goodies to look forward to! It’s definitely Christmas!

  • 38
    Jennifer L. says:

    The versatility of the Christmas Friends set is really surprising. And I must have the new background set! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 39
    Lisa Cole says:

    The flower you created in circles was TOO cool! Love the color combo too with the Berry Sorbet and Chocolate 🙂

  • 40
    Cathy says:

    What a great idea to use the circle punch and the Christmas Friends stamp set to make that beautiful flower. I am inspired to order the Copics for coloring, too.

  • 41
    Sara Spencer says:

    Stunning cards! Love the flower you created with the ornament stamp. The coloring is just so pretty. Thanks for that great idea.

  • 42
    Amy Schultz says:

    I love your simplistic cards! I always end up needing more, but somehow you make your simple cards just pop beautifully! Especially with the tone on tone stamping… so lovely!

  • 43
    Hilde says:

    I love the detail in those sweet little ornaments and how it pops with a little embossing! And. of course, those backgrounds, which I have been patiently waiting to see, do not disappoint! Nichole, your background stamps have become indispensable in my card-making.

  • 44
    TinaH says:

    OMG, you are so creative – this looks like the best release yet! Of course, I think that each month:)Anyway, can’t wait for tomorrow night – LOVE LOVE LOVE the background set, and the Big Bold Wishes, and the new sentiments – too many to list here.

  • 45
    Nancy N says:

    Oh I love the swirl with the little birdie and the backgrounds are awesome. Ideas are just swirling in my head, I can’t wait to get my hands on these two sets!

  • 46
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Another great release!! What a great set and your idea with the circles is a fantastic idea! The new background set is going to be another musht have.

  • 47
    Fee Eadie says:

    More fantastic stamp sets this month and I love them all (as usual). The New Leaf paper is beautiful and will be so versatile.

  • 48

    So lovely, can’t wait to see the whole sets.

  • 49
    Karie B says:

    Beautiful cards Nichole! I especially liked the non-Christmas cards made using the Christmas Friends set. Thanks for helping me see how to use my stamps in new ways!

  • 50
    Becky P. says:

    As usual, I love everything. The new patterned paper is to die for. Great job with whetting my appetite for all things creative.

  • 51
    michelle says:

    Love, love, love the ‘fabulous’ card with the punched flower!

  • 52
    Barbara M says:

    I love the bird. That bird looked like it could be turned to sit right and left, I will looking clloser when the sets come out. The effect of enchanted evening and freash snow looks dazzling and winter cool. I know i will be trying that effect very elegant. Lots of stuff to choose from!

  • 53
    Prairie Girl says:

    Ooh! I *love* the birds and the flourishes! I love that there seem to be birds facing both ways; they would also be cute for a Wedding or Anniversary card! I loved the thank you cards; loved the diamond backgrounds!

  • 54
    peggysue says:

    I really like the thank you card idea, they always come in handy!

  • 55
    Amanda H says:

    LOVE these. I am going to use the sketch you used for your set of three thank you cards tomorrow! You all never fail to inspire me on a daily basis. Thanks 🙂

  • 56
    Amy Kolling says:

    What beautiful stamps and patterned papers!!

  • 57
    Laura B. says:

    Love the Terracotta and gold Christmas card, elegant and simple!

  • 58
    C Burke says:

    My favorite sample is the Terracotta and gold card! This month’s sets look like great ones!

  • 59
    Ida D. says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on both sets!

  • 60
    Camille says:

    These 2 sets look great, and I love it when there’s a $15 background set, especially one that is so versatile. Great samples today – can’t wait to get some of the new sets and start playing…

  • 61
    Val S says:

    Oh my, the Background Basics Diamond stamp set is one that will be a sure hit. I love the backgrounds that you can make with it! The Christmas Friends set is super…love the ornament. It’s a neat idea to line the ornaments on the block. Super cards!!

  • 62
    Kimberly Ann says:

    I love how the Fresh Snow ink turned out on the blue card. That is absolutely beautiful. Such clean lines and a beautiful match to the Spring Rain cardstock. I don’t have Fresh Snow, but now I have to have it.
    Love the little bird too 🙂

  • 63
    Linda w says:

    All of these ideas are simply brilliant. I love the idea of using a stamp for something other than what it was intended for. My cc will be smokin’ tonight.

    thanks much

  • 64
    KimH says:

    I want to get back to using embossing. I haven’t done it for a while but I always think about it at Christmas time. I also love the idea of creating a set of Thank You notes in bright colors with your new Big & Bold Wishes set.

  • 65
    Stephanie P says:

    I love how you showcase the mix of stamp sets to create beautifully unique creations! I love the both of these new sets, as well as all the ones you’ve showcased leading up to this release. The Background Basics: Diamonds are fantastic!

  • 66
    lindsey says:

    Love Love Love the flower from the ornaments…would never have thought of that!

  • 67
    CasieD says:

    Mmmm loving this set and I can’t wait to get the latest patterned paper too!!

  • 68
    Emily S. says:

    I love all of your new releases, but my favorites have to be Dawn Mcvey’s new Signature Greetings, and the new Home Made template and stamp set. Can’t wait to play with all of the new goodies! Thanks for all of the inspiration and fun!!

  • 69
    Karen Rose says:

    I can never have too many background stamps… YAY! Tiffany’s set is really cute too. I like the first card stamped in white. Thanks for all the ideas.

  • 70
    sarah says:

    these are absolutely beautiful samples! i love the fresh snow ink on the enchanted evening card stock, and i can’t wait to see more of the new patterned paper…gorgeous!!

  • 71
    Wahinelei says:

    Thank for showing us how you made that beautiful flower. This is why I love PTI, I always learn something new!

  • 72
    Alyssa B says:

    Hiya! LOVE those beautiful pink cards! Will have to try them for myself!

  • 73
    Deepa says:

    What a gorgeous set – can’t wait to get it for my christmas cards this year!!

  • 74
    Sherry in MI says:

    These new sets are really exciting. Can’t
    wait to get my hands on the Diamonds bg set.
    The thank you cards are just outstanding.
    Looking forward to the full reveal tonight!
    So many colors, so many options. Makes a
    girl dizzy with delight!

  • 75
    kiki.comin says:

    wow…what great stamp sets, once again!:)

  • 76
    patty thomas says:

    yes, I did learn something new today! I need that Martha Stewart leaf punch since I am going to be exploding in leaves anyway! My goodness, what a release. I’m in love with all of it. (You know what button that means).
    I really did learn one thing… lay all the stamps where you want them then pick them up with the block. So simple. Never thought of it.
    Congrats on an outstanding release.

  • 77
    Susan Berkhout says:

    This month’s selection will make choosing tough. Can I possibly have it all?

  • 78
    Alice Roushia says:

    Another beautiful set. This will be another have to get. All the samples are gorgeous. I just can’t wait to see all of the new sets.

  • 79
    Melanie says:

    I love that flower made from the ornament…unbelievable the things you think of!! Thanks for an amazing few days of inspiration and I can’t wait for this release!!

  • 80
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    All the new sets are great, the Design team are excellent in showing different ways to use the same stamp for many occasions. Loving it.

  • 81
    jen shears says:

    That punched flower of ‘ornaments’ is AMAZING! I am loving EVERYTHING (as always!) Thank you and the wonderful design team for so much inspiration to go with these fantastic products!! 🙂

  • 82
    Judy S says:

    Christmas Friends looks like such an elegant set … can’t wait to see the whole collection! And Background Basics: Diamonds…beautiful!

  • 83
    Jean Carlson says:

    I wish I had this much talent. So simple!

  • 84
    Rebekah says:

    Yay! Another background basics set!! i just love creating custom backgrounds..such a great technique for the gorgeous flower.. i might just have to make a couple for my cards:)
    What a great set of stamps this month.. its gonna be SO hard to choose!!

  • 85
    Kristina says:

    I have really enjoyed all the samples using the diamonds BG! Tiffany has such a great style, too. Her swirls are fabulous. I can’t wait to see it all! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 86
    Laurel says:

    Wow – I just love these sets! I never would have thought to make a flowere from Christmas ornament stamps – you are so creative and it all looks beautiful!

  • 87
    Stacy says:

    Love it! I love the background stamps- soo amazing.

  • 88
    Linda R says:

    I love how you’ve taught to lay the stamps down on the card for placement, then to pick them up with the block.

  • 89
    Wendalyn says:

    Gorgeous… I just love these cards

  • 90
    Angie says:

    I love those background basics diamond patterns. How fun! Can’t wait to see the actual set.

  • 91
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    I just love your flower ‘petals’. They really look like you punched them from PP. What a great idea. Love the larger sentiments and the little birds. Also love the new pp because it coordinates with Vintage Cream – hooray!

  • 92
    Susan says:

    Wow Nichole! What lovely samples! The gold embossing powder on the ornaments is so elegant. Both sets are great!

  • 93
    Roxanne says:

    The flourish in the new Christmas Friends set is to die for!!! And I love how versatile you demonstrated this set to be. So many treats this month – where to begin???? 🙂

  • 94
    Edna says:

    Just gorgeous, the backgrounds have really enlightened me, so gorgeous… lovely samples again too!!

  • 95
    Linda C. says:

    Love the Christmas Friends! Quite a lovely elegance. Great job Tiffany!

  • 96
    Nancy Gagnon says:

    Oh how my wish list keeps growing!! I am especially fond of the sweet bird images in Tiffany’s new set. I’m looking forward to the complete reveal. The new Background Basics Diamonds is going on my must have list!! ♥LOVE♥ the new patterns!

  • 97
    jeni allen says:

    this release could be the best yet…delicious!! tonight can’t come soon enough!!

  • 98
    Michelle H says:

    OMG, it’s 3am and I’m supposed to be sleeping but quick glance at these awesome ideas and my mind is running wild! For sure gonna have to order the Diamonds.

  • 99
    Ingrid says:

    Wow…..more gorgeous projects. Can’t wait to see all sets tonight. Thanks so much for sharing. PTI and its DT are a great source of inspiration!!!

  • 100
    Shirley K. says:

    The pink set of Thank You cards is great! I have been thinking of ideas for some card sets I’d like to make and give to some family/friends.

  • 101
    Nathalie in CA says:

    Wow, amazing! I would love to try to replicate the red card with the gold embossing. Simply beautiful!

  • 102
    Patty W says:

    The Christmas Friends stamp set looks very sweet from the sneaky peeks – I love that little bird. And I really liked the color palette of that first card – I am not generally into blues but the card was elegant and classy. Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

  • 103
    lee says:

    Love those little birds and the flourish from Christmas Friends… Oh I just love everything as usual. You are all amazing!

  • 104
    Courtney says:

    I am loving all those rhinestone’s – must have in my next order:) Everything is so pretty, just love all the cards girls:) I’m not sure how I’m going to choose which sets to get as I can’t have them all……oh the choices!!

  • 105
    Wendy T. says:

    I adore how you’ve framed the oval sentiment with the leaf stamps, I can’t wait to try that idea! I love my big oval punch, but I hardly use it because it always looks so stark. Framing it like this just finishes it off beautifully. Thanks so much for the tip!

  • 106
    Colleen says:

    Such beautiful cards, as always! I love the Fresh Snow ink on the Enchanted Evening cardstock – so subtle but gorgeous. And the embossed Christmas ornaments are so elegant. Thank you for providing bountiful inspiration during your countdowns every month!

  • 107
    Jenink says:

    Those backgrounds look amazing. Love PTI background stamps

  • 108
    LisaG says:

    Once again, more gorgeous sets….love the diamonds….very nice….still making it hard to decide what to get! Dang, I may have to get it all!

  • 109
    Diane H says:

    Oh drat…I think I am too late to sign up for this one…..but love your cards…the ones with the flower round circle punchis awesome…love them!

  • 110
    Cheri Howard says:

    Amazing! I’m never disappointed in the inspiration your blog provides! Thanks!

  • 111
    Ann says:

    I just love that little bird – he’d be so pretty on so many occasions other than Christmas too. And what a revelation! – orange, green and gold for the Holidays! Yes, yes, yes!

  • 112
    Karin says:

    The new background set is amazing! Love the stunning samples too!

  • 113
    Cass says:

    Love that flower you created. Thanks for sharing how versatile the sets can be. 🙂

  • 114
    laura j says:

    As usual this month’s release of stamp sets are awesome! The card and project designs from your talented designers never cease to amaze!!

  • 115
    Sandy W, says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire set of Christmas Friends! My favorite card is the birds on Enchanted Evening with the swirl and Rhinestones! I also love the bird layered on the new leaf patterned paper. The verse is perfect! Thank-you for all of your ideas!

  • 116
    Carol Argyle says:

    Can’t believe its the 15th already. What an amazing line up of beautiful stamps to add to the collection. I especially like the Christmas Friends set and the diamond backgrounds. Will be going in my cart for sure.

  • 117
    connie k. says:

    OMG! I love the cute little bird! I may have to get that set just for the bird…

  • 118
    Ange Kelly says:

    I am loving all these new sets!

  • 119
    Penny P. says:

    I love the 5 petal flower made from circles! I will definitely be trying that. And the diamonds are great, a must have for backgrounds 🙂

  • 120
    Maureen says:

    Gorgeous projects today!! The little bird image is so adorable and I absolutely love the Christmas card with gold embossing. The new paper is fantastic, as is the new background set. Phew, can you tell I liked everything?

  • 121
    Cam says:

    Another beautiful Christmas set, another fantastic background set, another five days of great projects and inspiration! I’m looking forward to tonight and loading my cart.

  • 122
    Melissa McF says:

    Christmas Friends is so cute! (especially that little bird). Hope you really stocked up on Background Basics – Diamonds ’cause you definitely have another hit in your hands… LOVE IT!

  • 123
    Martha Levey says:

    I love all of the colors you’re using to create Christmas cards.

  • 124
    Karen says:

    Your ability to change up a stamp (this time the flower) always blows me away! Can’t wait until the full reveal!

  • 125
    Laurie P. says:

    I really love all the samples shown today with the new sets and can’t wait for tonight’s release! Papertrey continues to amaze me with their original creativity each month – way to go!

  • 126
    Wendy H says:

    I really enjoyed all the samples, but the terracotta tile and embossed gold card really wow’d me. Thanks for the chance to win :).

  • 127
    Sandy Kay says:

    My favorite is the Terracotta tile card with Christmas friends! Now you have me wanting that MS pine punch. And those rhinestones…who wouldn’t love those!

  • 128
    Carol L says:

    I love the background set and how you created the thank-you cards. The possibilities are always endless with your stamp sets! TFS

  • 129
    Kim S. says:

    Love, LOVE, LOVE, the new bling! Can’t wait for the big release!!!!

  • 130
    Annette S says:

    Absolutely fabulous! I love the new background set! Thanks!

  • 131
    Charlie B says:

    Love the new sets, can’t wait to get them.

  • 132

    Love these sets and beautiful creations made with them!!!

  • 133

    These cards are SO fun! I love the simplicity and elegance created with these sets! 🙂

  • 134
    Jean D says:

    Love that little bird! The new paper is to die for. My wallet is going to be hurting after this release!!! Thanks again for all your inspiration!

  • 135
    Renee S. says:

    The background stamps are perfect for any kind of card. What a wonderful addition to all the PTI background stamps. I just love it. This is one I must have!

  • 136
    Mary says:

    Beautiful as always!!!

  • 137

    The bird set is killing me and I so wish I had gotten Holiday Button Bits, for no other reason than that Santa is so scrumptious I coulde at him up!

  • 138
    Ann Lind says:

    I love how you made patterned paper with the stamp set and then used it to create floral embellishments. TFS Ann Lind

  • 139
    Dana F. says:

    I’m still drooling over the New Leaf stamps… Love the new background set! Gorgeous!! Thanks for a chance to win:-)

  • 140
    Martha says:

    Great sets! So excited to see more. I love how you made the flower out of the circles punched from an ornament stamp. Can’t wait to try that. Thanks for sharing.

  • 141
    Sandra B. says:

    Ok, I’ve got to have the Diamond background set! I can’t wait until tonight. The new patterned papers look great- love Heather’s style. I am going to have to try the Fresh Snow on Enchanted Evening cardstock. It’s neat how it turns into Spring Rain. Love the look.

  • 142
    Amy s K. says:

    Oh, the Turning a New Leaf patterned paper looks great to have, along with the matching stamp set! The background diamonds look so versatile! And your card with the flower extending over the edge is something I need to try. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 143
    Anya says:

    Beautiful cards! I am looking forward to trying some gold embossing on the Terracotta Tile cardstock!

  • 144
    Danisha says:

    I have to stop looking during releases! Once again I love all of it!!!! Can’t wait untill tonight….maybe I will have won, one of these!!!!

  • 145
    Gerri K says:

    The Christmas friends set is really beautiful. I love the card with the ornaments embossed in gold. And the blue card with the birds and swirl. This set is a “must-have”!! I have all you background sets and the diamonds will be a great addition.

  • 146

    I love this set!! The ornaments are just beautiful! And the background set looks so versatile. Gotta have these 🙂

  • 147
    Kathleen says:

    Nichole–your projects are fabulous—that Orangey (new word!) and gold one is AMAZING! I’m getting this embossing powder in every color you have–I’m never happy with mine, so I’m going to blame it on the powder—I’m SURE that’s what it is! And I love that you showed me a card to make that isn’t Christmasy! Thanks for the constant inspiration~

  • 148

    How cute is that circle punch flower?! And I love the smaller cards with the big, bold sentiment on them. Terracotta Tile looks a lot like Pure Poppy here – – not sure if it’s the lighting….definitely looked more orange on Dawn’s blog though so I get it…and it does really look like those terracotta pots! “see you” tonight!

  • 149

    Cool sets. I am loving this months releases. Mind you I do say that every month lol. Lesleyx

  • 150
    Sarah says:

    What great new sets! Another month of tough decisions. Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to make choices???! Anyway, I really like the ideas you came up with today and would love to have both of these sets. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • 151
    Kristy says:

    Love the background diamond set and the new leaf paper! Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 152
    Sue K says:

    Another creative set, and you use it with such imagination! I flower with the ornament stamp is lovely, and I love the color combination. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 153
    Julie E says:

    The new background stamp set looks so versatile! I am always looking for multiple ways to use my stamp sets. I own quite a few, so for me to want to buy more the images have to be something different and also something I will be able to use a lot. All your images fit that bill, but I consider the backgrounds economical too since I can make my own PP!

  • 154
    annawas says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the background stamps! Your eye for creativity and for combination of stamps amazes me each month! Can’t wait for the big reveal tonight!

  • 155
    Sara says:

    I love all the swirls in Christmas Friends. Seems like a ver elegant set. Love the background diamonds too. Your card samples are incredible — so classic, clean and simple.

  • 156
    Carol says:

    Love all of the new sets, especially the new background set. I love how you made the flower out of the ornament. Thank you PTI for sharing all of everyones beautiful ideas.

  • 157
    Lee Cockrum says:

    All of your samples are so creative and inspiring! I love “just because” for it’s simplicity, and the crazy part is that I am not even particularly into bird stamps, but they look so sweet on that card!

  • 158

    Love all the sets, I can’t seem to decide which one i love the most…..all of them are just a most have.
    Thanks for all the beautiful ideas shared!!

  • 159
    Pamm says:

    This release is so much fun! I can’t wait for the new backgrounds and the new paper and the…..wait! I wasn’t supposed to even spend any money this month…oh well, it has to be done!(Said in my best cowboy voice!)

  • 160
    Susan W. says:

    That circle flower is CUTE! I love, love, love the Diamond background set. Beautifully designed with that PTI touch. It’s a must have for me!!

  • 161
    Melissa sibert says:

    Love the all year round ideas for the Christmas set. I think the flourishes in that set are so pretty. The background set is awesome too. Your ideas are always inspiring and help us make the most of your products.

  • 162
    Tricia Dee says:

    Love the background set – love the Christmas Friends set! Thanks for sharing how you used the ornament stamp to make a flower – really amazing and beautiful!

  • 163
    KellyB says:

    Ohmygosh, I love it all! What another great release. The sets are way more versatile than I could imagine. Thanks for the chance to play!

  • 164
    Regan says:

    WOW!!!! I lovethe new backgrounds so different!
    The Christmas set is beautiful!

  • 165
    Chris Cross says:

    Beautiful and creative projects. Love, love, love!!!

  • 166
    Janet B says:

    Love how you used your ‘noodle’! That brought back alot of memories for me as m y grandad used to say that alot. Thanks.

  • 167
    Maureen says:

    I love the simplicity of all of the samples shown. My favorite technique is how you made the flower. It is so simple and yet so beautiful!!

  • 168
    Linda W says:

    All your samples are lovely. I love how you used the ornament to make the flower. It makes me want to look at my stamps in a new way. Thank you.

  • 169
    yvette says:

    I cant wait to get these new sets. Love all that your ladies share and inspire us to do

  • 170
    cknutti says:

    Love that ornament flower card! Great idea. I’ve also used Fresh Snow on Enchanted Evening and found how it coordinates with Spring Rain. Beautiful.

  • 171

    LOVE that Terracotta Tile card, it’s sooo beautiful! And the two new sets are simplicity at its best…sure to pack a WOW on any card but easy to use! Thanks for a great sneak peek week AGAIN!

  • 172
    kara says:

    The circle ornament design from Christmas Friends is very elegant. I love how you used it to create a flower that has a more fun, youthful feel to it. I’m so excited for the countdown to the reveal. I love when it falls on the weekend so I am able to stay up for it!!

  • 173
    KayS says:

    I think this is going to be one of the best releases ever! SO excited!

  • 174

    Wow, I love Christmas Friends, the sweet bird, the swirl, the ornament all so perfect for Christmas and beyond!

  • 175
    Maureen L says:

    Wow … another fabulous set! Thanks for showing the versatility. NOthing better than a great holiday set you can use all year!

  • 176
    Sharon Knitter says:

    What wonderful sets. They are so elegant. Can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • 177
    Debbie S says:

    Love the new background set, as well as every other new set being released tonight. The new patterned paper is my favorite!!

  • 178
    Janette P says:

    I love them all. I keep thinking I want that one, and that one and that one. You make such beautiful creations with them.


  • 179
    Karen milone says:

    Two more great sets. What a fab month, as usual.

  • 180
    Valerie C says:

    I would like to try the gold filigree powder! Everything is awesome!

  • 181
    Lisa Henke says:

    ooo, another knock out of a release it looks like. I LOVE those new background images-they are perfect! tfs!

  • 182
    Kathyc on SCS says:

    I love that you show us how versatile these sets are; the flower you created from a Christmas ornament stamp is just outstanding! Really gets my noodle working, lol!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 183
    Terri E. says:

    Ohh Love your hope your day is fabulous card!

    It’s a good live!
    Terri E.

  • 184
    Isabel Z says:

    I am in awe once again over the beautiful things you created for this sneak peak. I look at one card and think, “This is definitely my favorite one.” and then comes along the next which becomes my new favorite. I guess I love them all. I especially like the new background set. The detail is amazing and I can’t wait to create with it. At first I thought that I didn’t need another background set but once I saw what you created with it it’s on my lists of must haves. You’ve done it again this month–hit it out of the ball park. I can’t wait to see all of the releases in their entirety but then I get sad that I have to wait so long for the next release. I think I’m a PTI junkie:-)

  • 185
    SusieJ says:

    And I thought it could not get any better! I love the Terrecotta Tile and the background set. I need a job!

  • 186
    Justine says:

    Love this time of the month. Your releases are always so exciting. I am really digging the “Big” Sentiments

  • 187
    Tammy says:

    The “Just Because” card is lucious! The blue on blue with rhinestones is amazingly elegant. Thanks for the tip on the gold paint pen frame. I will definitely give it a try.

  • 188
    Vivian says:

    Ohhhhhhhh I love the card where you “used your noodle” to make the flower.

  • 189
    Rebecca says:

    I love background sets. They are so versatile and really make you feel like you get a bang for your buck.

  • 190

    Turning a New Leaf colored papers are gorgeous. I love the colors in the second card. And that bird is perfection! I can’t wait to see this set and more samples with TANL papers. Happy Saturday!

  • 191
    Geri Freeman says:

    I pull out my Retro basics ALL the time! It’s nice to now have more to choose from. Love those pretty ornaments in Christmas Friends–the details are really pretty. Everything was beautiful again! Thanks for sharing!

  • 192
    Sandye Curry says:

    What gorgeous cards! I love the background set, as well as everything being released this month. I so enjoy seeing all of the wonderful ideas. Can’t wait for this release.

  • 193
    donna calamari says:

    I have been waiting all week to see the gorgeous diamond background set. You did not let me down. I love the scale of the diamonds and the three patterns. I love how your cards use the set front and center.
    Tiffany’s set is fabulous too. I’m loving all the swirls.

  • 194
    glorie says:

    Love the background stamps! And the flower from the ornaments … genius! Great job!

  • 195
    Chelle says:

    Love the TY card trio & the flower made of ornaments. Genius (and beautiful!)

  • 196
    Hanne says:

    I am jumping up and down with delight! Those stamps are so gorgeous!!! I would love to have them, and will buy them lol

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 197
    Kathy Jackson says:

    I just love the gold embossing on that card! I can’t wait to get the new color – looks yummy!

  • 198
    Angela says:

    I LOVE those ornaments and what you’ve done with them!! Can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

  • 199
    Julie W says:

    More great looking sets and projects! I can’t wait for the full reveal!

  • 200
    Melissa F. says:

    Beautiful cards and two more great sets. How am I ever going to choose what to order tonight – I love them all.

  • 201
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Wow, what a fabulous collection! I love these sets, and the background is going to be another GREAT addition to my PTI collection…which is ever growing…ha-ha!! I love these ideas, Nichole! And the new patterned paper is fabulous!

  • 202
    Leora says:

    I love the circle flower with the button center. I will have to try that. Your use of the background set is inspiring. Thanks for sharing…

  • 203
    Sue D says:

    I really like how you made flower petals from the Christmas ornament stamp–very clever!

  • 204
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Both of these look like I NEED them! So many ways to incorporate all the stamps! Wonderful!

  • 205
    Karen J. says:

    Awesome set showcased today! Love the use of the ornaments as a flower! SO creative. Thanks for sharing your cards with us.

  • 206
    Laraine R says:

    Another must haves!! Love all the cards especially the ornament one!!

  • 207
    denise says:

    It’s all beautiful! As usual your team comes up with the best stuff month after month!

  • 208
    Laurie G says:

    I love how you used the ornament stamp in such a different way to create the flower. I never would have thought of that. What great inspiration you continue to bring to us. Thank you for creating and inspiring at such a high level. It is a real pleasure to see what you will create next.

  • 209
    Andrea M says:

    The Christmas friends and diamond background sets looks gorgeous! I’m so excited about the new color, terra cotta tile!!! It does look so amazing with the gold. Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 210
    Stacy H. says:

    It’s simply awesome to see the Christmas Friends stamp set being used for non-Christmas cards. It makes me want to look at all my seasonal stamp sets in an “out of the box” kind of way to see other ways that I can use them. I also love the clean and classic style of all of today’s designs–just up my alley. Thanks for showing so many different card designs!

  • 211
    Karen says:

    Love the idea of using versamark ink for the background diamonds, I also love the diamond patterns you chose. The little bird is adorable! I am wondering what he would look like embossed in gold?

  • 212
    Melisa Hunter says:

    Such pretty cards! I’m always impressed by the designer paper that you make with your background stamps. Tiffany’s new set is pretty, too! So many wonderful products this month…again!!

  • 213
    Debbie Corson says:

    You keep outdoing yourselves. You bring such joy to me with your wonderful products

  • 214
    Shelly says:

    I really like how versatile these stamps are. I especially like the fact that you don’t have to pack them away after Christmas! I’m always looking for background sets and this fits the bill 🙂 Can’t wait to see the release tonight!!

  • 215

    What a great card! I love the flower you made from the circles.

  • 216

    Gorgeous samples (as usual)! I love how versatile you made that ornament stamp by punching it and turning it into a a flower!

  • 217
    Meredith K. says:

    I love how your samples continually demonstrate that classic, elegant cards can be simple and beautiful and don’t need to be over embellished to behead turning. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 218

    Great projects! I love how the Background Basics Diamond set was used. I can’t wait to get this set and try some of the techniques and ideas!!!

  • 219

    Love the Thank You card collection!! And that new background set is beautiful!

  • 220
    Marcie S. says:

    AHHHHH! I just LOVE both these sets! I can’t wait to get them…

  • 221
    mary puskar says:

    I like that idea of placing the stamps face down on the card then picking them up on your block! Cool! What a great set!


  • 222
    Anne G says:

    You always seem to “think out of the box”. Love the circle flower idea.

  • 223
    Mindy says:

    I absolutely love how you show how a holiday set can be used for so much more than Christmas. What a great idea to make the flower from ornaments. Also adore the simplicity of the first card – will definitely be trying stamping Fresh Snow on Enchanted Evening CS. Love the look!

  • 224
    Kristin says:

    I love all of these cards, but especially the gold & orange (who knew?).

  • 225
    Lisa Beeman says:

    Love that little bird from the Christmas Friends, and also how you made your flower out of the ornaments. Oh, I just love everything PTI!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 226
    Avril Tanner says:

    This is a really cool looking set! I am so thrilled with the background stamp sets! They dress up plain cardstock stunningly!
    And Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration that comes along with all the toys… it really helsp to get the mojo going!

  • 227
    Janelle says:

    The new background basics set is definitely a must have. And, I love the way you “use your noodle” to come up with out of the box ideas for stamps — and encourage us to do the same. Thanks for all the inspiration. Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 228
    Suzanne says:

    Awesome new background set!! All sets and samples today are great! Truly inspiring!

  • 229
    Terri Bills says:

    Wow. These projects are beautiful and amazing. I am always so impressed with how easy you make things for us by giving us these wonderful ideas.

  • 230
    Kelly Pitzlin says:

    What another great set of samples! I love the flower idea! I can’t wait to get my hands on Dawn McVey’s new set! I will be up late tonight ordering, for sure!

  • 231
    Sherry says:

    These projects are all fabulous! It is going to be soooo hard to decide tonight!

  • 232
    Erin Mattson says:

    Yet another day of gorgeous ideas! I am loving the new paper and diamond background set – both so verstatile!!

  • 233
    stephanie washburn says:

    Oh… what a pretty set for Christmas- I love all the flourish details! And Background Basics: Diamonds… well what can I say… MUST HAVE! I see myself using the set all the time!

  • 234
    Tami McBeain says:

    I’m counting the hours until the release party tonight. I love your discovery with the Fresh Snow ink on the Enchanting Evening cardstock, it looks so elegant on a beautiful simple card! And those diamand backgrounds are fabulous!

  • 235
    Jill H says:

    I love the just because card.

  • 236
    Julie says:

    I am so impressed with everything this month. You ladies have out done yourselves.

  • 237

    Just fabuuulous! Need I say more?

  • 238
    liz says:

    Two more amazing sets! I love how you used the ornament as a part of a flower. I really like the background basics set!

  • 239
    Lynne says:

    The color combinations and embossing used on these cards are very inspiring!! Beautiful!

  • 240
    Daisy says:

    OMG! How do y’all keep topping yourselves in awesome sets?!? Each day brings a more fantastic, gotta have it one, to drool over. This one tops the whole week!

  • 241
    Diane Anthony says:

    I like the simple texture that the background diamond borders add to the cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 242
    charisse says:

    Wow! Love that background set! So pretty and versatile. Keep it up!!

  • 243
    Holly says:

    Oh wow, I love all of these projects! The one with the flower is so cool – love how you think out of the box! I can’t wait for the release tonight!!!

  • 244
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I love the set of thank you cards – different colors; same design. I also like the look of the swirly ornaments made into a flower; it really is a year-round stamp.

  • 245
    Kelly says:

    As usual everything is so beautiful!

  • 246
    Gail S. says:

    Can’t wait for the release tonite! I love the flower card just using the circle punch – simple and sweet!! Such great ideas.

  • 247
    Kris says:

    Both sets are looking amazing! I love the flower—outside the box thinking—fantastic!

  • 248
    JenniferCR says:

    Such beautiful cards! Love the new sets too! Must haves, that’s for sure! =)

  • 249
    Wendy Beck says:

    I want to make the flower using the Christmas ball stamp. I love the colors that she used in creating it.

  • 250
    Toni Nichols says:

    Never have I see more things pleasing to the eye than the stuff created here, and the designs – you are all amazing, and I thank you for sharing it all with us.

  • 251
    KristenA says:

    Love the flower you made with the little ornaments. This set seems so versatile!

  • 252
    Danielle G. says:

    Another great set! This release is one of the best, in my opinion! I am looking forward to the party tonight (though I’m sure my bank account isn’t – ha, ha!). Thanks to everyone for another wonderful countdown week.

  • 253
    annheidel says:

    That little bird image is adorable! Fresh Snow looks so pretty on Enchanted Evening cardstock and I love how it coordinates with Spring Rain. Love the trio of pink cards too!

  • 254
    Sue Symens says:

    Ideas to try would be stamping on flowers, doing the line frame on the card both I have seen done just have not tried. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • 255
    Jerri K says:

    I loved the card designs for todays samples. I especially loved the color combinations on the first card. The new diamond design is great.

  • 256
    Sallie says:

    I love all my Background Basics sets. I will certainly want this one too! Really inspiring samples in today’s blog. Thanks!

  • 257
    Serendipity says:

    Love all of your samples and those of the design team – you really have set yourself up for another great release party!!

  • 258
    Karen c/ny says:

    Is it midnight yet?? After last month I thought I would have a little less wants this month, but you girls make that impossible. Love the new sets.

  • 259
    Melissa Ladd says:

    Love them! The Diamonds Background is so elegant and a great price!! The little bird in the Christmas Friends set is so cute!

  • 260
    TammyB says:

    Loving the background diamonds sets. Just hads that little extra punch to your card. Loving this release.

  • 261
    Kathy W says:

    I can’t wait for the release tonight! The diamond background basics looks wonderful opening the door to many possibilities of inspiration. Great idea to use the ornament stamp to create a flower. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 262
    Mindy says:

    The flower you created using the ornament stamp and punch is very clever! I really love the big flourish from Christmas friends too!

  • 263
    Jackie W. says:

    I cannot wait for the big reveal – all of these teasers are just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 264
    Deb says:

    Great ideas! I love flourishes & how you used the ornament for the flower. And the use of non-traditional colors for Christmas, pretty fabulous! Can’t wait to see the sets in their entirity.

  • 265
    karen q says:

    I have got to have Background Basics Diamonds! What a versatile set. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. The choices this month are fabulous. Wish I could afford to buy them all.

  • 266

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…I’m loving all of this stuff! The first card, where the white ink looks like Spring Rain, is really cool. I’m pretty sure the background set will be on its way to me soon. I still have to pick from them all! I wish I could get them all, but I can’t find this elusive “money tree”. 🙂 Looking forward to the great release tonight!!

  • 267
    Mary Ann Hounsell says:

    I love the new background basics: Diamonds set – definitely a must have! And that Terracotta tile paper – beautiful!

  • 268
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    I love both of these sets, I can’t wait for the release tonight! I am in love with the discovery of the white ink matching Spring Rain, what a great idea!

  • 269
    Chris says:

    As usual, you’ve just sold me on a set that I thought I didn’t need to buy. That bird and swirl card did it! And I adore the red and gold ornament card, too. Can’t wait to get my very own set.

  • 270
    Lisa G. says:

    I just love it all. I can’t get enough of all the Background Basics stamps set. I love to create my own backgrounds and these stamps sets make it so easy. All of the projects this week have been amazing.

  • 271
    Sandy Thelen says:

    I really like this background set! Love, LOVE everthing from this month….again!

  • 272
    marilyn says:

    love the new sets…can’t wait until the release. thanks for the chance to win!

  • 273
    Karen L. says:

    oh boy…that flower is awesome….I love the flourish too, and the little bird of course. great ideas.

  • 274
    Josiane says:

    The new background set is so sophisticated and versatile. Love seeing it used in the samples this week. I can’t wait to try the glue pen and glitter technique.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • 275
    Rachel VP says:

    Thanks Nichole! You made a GREAT showcase of how to use those stamps! I love the flower/circle card-truly beautiful. Such inspiration and creativity! Whoo hoo! Looking forward to the release tonight!

  • 276
    Denean says:

    Beautiful AND elegant!! Love the Christmas Friends! And who can resist that background set!!!

  • 277
    Deb says:

    Wow, two more great sets! Background stamps are always so versatile, you can never have too many. As for Christmas Friends I love the saying “Christmas comes all year round”. Can’t wait for tonight’s reveal.

  • 278
    Michelle Michael says:

    Love all the ideas-it’s really getting my creative juices going.Can’t wait for the release-I see at least 2 sets I must have!

  • 279
    Angela H. says:

    As always, I love it all! The pink trio is great – love the layout!

  • 280
    Jeni says:

    Another couple of great sets! I love how you always think outside the box. The ornaments made beautiful flower petals. I’m going to have to give this idea a try.

  • 281
    Remigia Poulo says:

    Love them all! You realy keeps me inspired.Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 282
    Amanda says:

    AMAZING! love the diamonds 🙂 its so creative~!!! And you can do so much with it – can’t wait for the release tonight!!!

  • 283
    Amy says:

    Wow, I didn’t think I needed another Christmas set, but I was wrong! Great projects!

  • 284
    Angie Cortes says:

    Wow!! What an awesome set! Your cards are just amazing. I love the circle flower! Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 285
    Molly B says:

    The flower you made with the ornament is just beautiful.

  • 286
    Kathi says:

    I’m not good with using background stamps. Never seem to like what turns out but this new set makes me want to try again. Love the simple Thank You cards.

  • 287
    Kathy says:

    I love the simple lines in the ‘Just Because’ card, and the background set looks wonderful!

  • 288
    see mary stamp says:

    I really love Tiffany’s flourishes, so elegant, and I have to say all of the different background stamps are growing on me. My wish list just got a little longer. More great releases this month ladies.

  • 289
    Tracey says:

    The Diamond set of Background stamps is a MUST have!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! I am also LOVING Dawn’s sentiments :)))WOW so much goodness to choose from!!!

  • 290
    Sammie says:

    I never would have guessed the flower petals were made from an ornament stamp! I’m not much of a fan of gold either, but you’re cards are starting to change my mind!

  • 291
    annabelle says:

    Love both sets and making the flower with the ornament stamp, awesome and thanks for the tip

  • 292
    Kathy R. says:

    Once again all of your projects are awesome. I especially like how you used the ornament to make a flower … it adds so much versatility to the set. And I can’t wait to get the new Background Basics: Diamond set … it looks like so much fun! Happy Release Day!

  • 293
    Donelda says:

    I love the Berry Sorbet, Black and White color combo you used on the first of you pink trio cards. I also love the simplicity of those cards!! Can’t wait to see the full sets tonight!!

  • 294
    Jamie Greene says:

    Wonderful! I love the flower you created out of the ornament stamp!

  • 295
    Lisa A. says:

    Oh I can’t tell you how much I just love those birds and especially in the flourish. Want it.

  • 296

    I really like the flower made from circles. I’m going to have to make one of those for sure. And always, always I love the glitter.

  • 297
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    I love what you did with the ornaments and the circle punch to make a beautiful flower!

  • 298
    Charmaine says:

    I love the swirl and cute little bird in the Christmas Friends set…and who can resist another background building set. This will be a great release night!


  • 299

    Wow, I love the background stamp! Will be on my list!!

  • 300
    jan metcalf says:

    Creative ones! Like how you used the ornament stamp for the flower petals! And the background set is nice too!

  • 301
    Allison T. says:

    My favorite technique that you do is making cards slight variations in color and/or pattern. I loved the group of cards with the Background Basic: Diamonds!

    Tiffany’s flourished images are just great! I can’t wait to see the full reveal of this set!

  • 302
    Lesa says:

    I had planned to not order any stamp sets this month since I have already ordered enough for 4 anniversary sets and needing to use my extra cash for Christmas gifts. But after seeing all the great sets this month I think the extra cash will still be spent on Christmas gifts but they will be PTI gifts for me. I can’t wait to open my gift packages.

  • 303
    Theresa Grdina says:

    These are lovely samples!! I can’t wait to see the whole “shebang”!!!!

  • 304
    judy samples says:

    I LOVE the terra cotta tile and gold card. I thought that I could hold out and not get Christmas Friends, but your wonderful samples have won me over!


  • 305
    Monika Davis says:

    Fabulous stamps! I love those swirls. Great sample cards. TFS!

  • 306
    Deb C says:

    Very cute sets! I love the flourshes on the ornaments.

  • 307
    Patty J says:

    Wonderful projects using a Christmas set for all seasons. LOVE the diamond background set – so cool!

  • 308

    Wow, so many wonderful projects to look at today. I love all the new rhinestones. It’s hard to find that kind of selection in a store. I’m in love with all the new stamps. It’s going to be a very hard choice to narrow it down. Thanks for all the inspiration all week long!!!

  • 309
    Rhonda says:

    I love the flower made with the ornament stamp!! I always need the ideas that help me use a set in a different way! Thanks so much.

  • 310
    Tabitha A. says:

    Great idea to stamp fresh snow on Enchanted Evening and end up with Spring Rain! Totally fabulous!!!

    This is going to be an expensive release for me LOL!

  • 311
    TracyTracy says:

    Again with the rounded corners… I am loving it. And everything so far this month has been wonderful. I liked the three shades of pink cards- beautiful.

  • 312
    Laura says:

    All the sets are wonderful. Looking forward to the release party.

  • 313
    Pam says:

    I love the ideas on how to use holiday stamps in a non-holiday way. And the background stamps look like so much fun. And versatile.

  • 314

    I love that first card with Tiffany’s set. Very striking and would be GORGEOUS in all of papertrey’s CS colors. Love the gold and terracotta tile color. The background set looks fab! Dawns set is fab! and can’t wait for that big and bold sentiments. This release is looking so amazing!!

  • 315
    Peg C. says:

    OMG, what a decision it will be tonight. I love it all!

  • 316
    Colleen Wold says:

    I just love all of these samples! I can’t wait to get my hands on that Backgrounds set! I am addicted to backgrounds!

  • 317
    Diane says:

    Wow! These cards are another great example of the versatility of PTI stamps. Such inspiring ideas…yet again! Thanks for sharing! Diane

  • 318
    Jacki Tobin says:

    What gorgeous cards! The Ornament card is my pick – those are the best ornament stamps I’ve ever seen- so elegant! I do ornament Christmas cards every year, because decorating my tree is my favourite part of the Holiday.Can’t wait! Your Background Basics stamps are a way to ensure you always have patterned paper in just the colour you need. Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome prize package, Nichole…

  • 319
    Tina Hale says:

    I am so excited about this month’s release, the background stamp set most especially. It’s always inspiring to see all the projects and ideas.

  • 320
    Candyf says:

    I love the flourishy style that Tiffany has and I can’t wait to see the full reveal on the diamond background set.

  • 321
    Tammy Harp says:

    I am really loving how you use the background stamps to create subtle and beautiful backgrounds. I have always shied away from background stamps, thinking that I’d rather spend my money on image stamps, but the way that you all use these background stamps really completes the look. The cards and projects wouldn’t be the same without them, as they add so much dimension and interest. I think I’m going to get this new diamond background set and give it a go. 🙂 Thank you for the constant inspiration!

  • 322
    Carmen says:

    Love the new background set, and would love to try that “flower” made out of ornaments. I’m usually not really into the orange color, but your new color is beautiful! I have loved every card you’ve made with it.

  • 323
    Kari D says:

    I thought October’s reveal was amazing. THIS month has been spectacular! Each day I could hardly wait to see what you and the DT have come up with! Today was no different. LOVE these projects. The swirl is wonderful, the ornaments so pretty, and the backgrounds are to die for! woo hoo, can’t wait to chat and order tonight!

  • 324
    Barbra says:

    Fanditastic! I think this is the best month of stamps to date. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 325
    Tracy says:

    I think the part of your style that I like most is your attention to detail while maintaining the clean and simple look. For example, in the circle of dark chocolate behind the button at the flower on the “hope your day is fabulous” card. I love this months releases!

  • 326

    I love the swirls on Christmas Friends! I’ve got a pretty good feeling they can go from elegant to spunky with just a color change!

  • 327
    Jennifer Smith says:

    Wow! More fabulous projects. All of these sets are must haves! I can’t wait to get them tonight!

  • 328
    Nancy B says:

    Great! I loved the ornaments stamped and then copic-ed. I thought it was new DSP. Great use of the stamps and great technique.

  • 329
    Barbara Howell says:

    Oh so many fantastic ideas this month. I cannot wait to see the full stamp sets. Today the two ideas that really caught my eye were to place the stamps on the card where you want them and then pick them up with the block – genius. The other one is the punched flower. It looks great. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

  • 330

    Oh I just love that little bird. The diamond backgrounds look really intriguing as well. Lots of good projects today.

  • 331
    Laura R says:

    Oh my word … how great is this month’s release?! I always love seeing the sneak-peaks and the creative ways the new stamp sets are used. Can’t wait for the release tonight.

  • 332
    Belinda says:

    Love how you used your noodle! 😉 Fun fun way to think out of the box!

  • 333
    Rikka D says:

    I am contiually amazed at how you “use your noodle” Nicole and come up with new uses for every design. Wow!!

  • 334
    Helen F. says:

    BEAUTIFUL! These cards are amazing, Nicole. Love all of the new sets and your fabulous ideas this month have me totally in awe of your creativity and artistic talent (again)!

  • 335
    Marge R. says:

    The absolute LAST color I’d have reached for to make a Christmas card would have been Terracotta Tile, but I have to tell you that combined with that gold filigree EP your card is just stunning! How FUN to add a new color twist to our cardmaking fun!!! It goes without saying (but I will anyway) that BB: Diamonds will be a fabulous addition to our stamping aresenal — can’t wait to make it mine!!!

  • 336
    Penny J. says:

    Am loving everything that I have seen this release. The versatility of the two Christmas sets is amazing!

  • 337
    Valerie Johnson says:

    Love Tiffany’s set way more than I thought I would. It’s on the list for sure. The patterned paper is to die for this month. Another awesome month. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • 338
    takisha says:

    I love the terracotta tile nd gold card!
    I can’t wait for the release tonight.

  • 339
    Alyssa S says:

    I absolutely love the flower you made out of the Xmas ornament – it really shows how you can utilize your stamps all year round!

  • 340
    Regina M says:

    I really can’t believe how many different things you managed to introduce in one post! I want to try it ALL, so I can’t pick just one thing. The backgrounds are terrific, and I love the tidbit about the Fresh Snow drying to match Spring Rain. Love it!

  • 341
    lainey says:

    I can’t wait to see this entire set! You just keep amazing me month after month. And I have to find that Martha Stewart pine bough punch too! lol

  • 342
    Sheryl says:

    Gorgeous creations! That first card is my fav… love the tip about the fresh snow on ee cardstock! I love the diamond backgrounds too… very cool!

  • 343
    Christy B. says:

    Wow! LOVE them both! I think I will be broke again after this month’s release! So many awesome sets!! 🙂

  • 344
    Lorelei says:

    I love all the samples for today. The images from Christmas Friends look delightful. I cannot wait to see the whole set.

  • 345
    Alanna says:

    I’m so excited that tonight’s the night. Great cards today using those sets. I can’t wait to see all the sets in their entirety.

  • 346

    I think today has really shown me how you can utilise a stamp set – Christmassy or everyday! And I just can’t wait to get my hands on the new backgrounds – they are just so pretty.

  • 347
    Ted says:

    I especially like the Christmas friends stamp set… how awesome! 🙂 I can see many uses for it and it’s all about versatility! 🙂

  • 348
    Kathy Steele says:

    Yeah! Its release night at last. I love this month’s releases and can’t wait for the terra cotta paper and background diamonds and…oh just ALL OF THEM!

  • 349
    Barbara Ax says:

    I am excited about tonight’s release! So many great sets, it will be hard to choose.

  • 350
    Nancy L. says:

    a lot of amazing cards!! loving that background diamonds set!! can’t wait to get a set of those 🙂

  • 351
    Sharon says:

    I would love to try embossing–a bit scary ? thanks for all the ideas!

  • 352
    Carrie T says:

    Those cards are so elegant and beautiful!Thanks for sharing them! I so love the simple and elegant cards that you design, Nichole!

  • 353
    Rosemary D says:

    More lovely sets! I don’t know how you do it, but you do! Wonderful!

  • 354
    Bonnie says:

    OOOOHHHH !!!! I think Christmas may come early at our house, like tonight…I am just loving everything in this months release, what a great pattern paper line and I especially love that these stamp sets are so versatile, more bang for the buck is always a good thing! TFS

  • 355
    Brenda R says:

    You’ve got so many give aways, I almost don’t know where to sign up. I want it all! I look forward to seeing all the stamp sets after midnight!

  • 356
    Kathy G says:

    Love the diamond backgroud set. The flower card made with the circles is waaay cool. When I first looked at the picture, I thought you stamped and embossed it on decorative paper. I’m going to have to try this with my Copic markers.

  • 357
    smahrty says:

    all i can say over and over is wow o wow o wow! So amazing the talent!

  • 358
    MaryBB says:

    I’m especially drawn to the understated elegance of your first card today. Who wouldn’t love that new designer paper on your second card. And finally, the Tercotta Tile and gold for a holiday card is genius.

  • 359
    Necola says:

    Oh my! I just discovered PTI last month and have purchased several goodies. I just love, love, love it. Good thing Christmas and my birthday are coming up or I could not justify all that I plan to buy tonight.

  • 360
    Holly Field says:

    Going to have to show some constraint tonight, but oh how you and your team make that difficult. I’ll be staying up for that “Want it All” contest for sure!

  • 361 says:

    i LOVE the flower made from circle punches. soooo clever!!
    your sets are absolutely the BEST, and i am looking forward to another purchase soon.
    thanks! thanks! thanks!!
    marty ferraro

  • 362
    LizzieD says:

    Wow- the beauty never ends! I am looking forward to the release tonight!!!

  • 363
    Diana says:

    I love the look of the Background Basics set! Can’t wait for tonight…

  • 364
    Lea Lawson says:

    I am really loving that ornament card…it is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!!


  • 365
    tchrtiff says:

    Love the thank you note cards you created! I want to try something like that. Thank you for all the great inspiration this week!

  • 366
    Lisa says:

    Loving these new sets! You always find such creative ways to demonstrate their uses to us. That amazes me. I would just LOVE to spend a day observing you in your design studio! Wonderful!

  • 367
    Shelly Kettell says:

    Love your backgrounds!!
    That pink trio set is my fav of the bunch!
    You are truly amazing!
    I hope to make it tonight…hate the time diff!

  • 368
    Anne says:

    Lots of creative ideas today. Love the white ink on blue background paper – simply stunning! looking forward to the reveal tonight.

  • 369
    Susan McRae says:

    Wow, gorgeous cards today! Love the Christmas ornaments, they are so elegant and I can’t believe the swirly flower is made using the same stamp! I’m so glad you showed that card and how to use a holiday stamp on an everyday card!

  • 370
    Mel says:

    I can’t wait for tonight…I really enjoyed seeing the same card in the different colors…amazing how different it can look from one color to the next. I’m very excited about this release…looks like there’s so many cool new sets!

  • 371
    Lennie says:

    Totally amazing! You are all so talent. I just love seeing what you come up with each month.

  • 372
    Mary says:

    great new sets!! love ’em both!! Can’t wait for tonight

  • 373
    Paula Laird says:

    Love your first card! So elegant and pretty! the rest are all great,too, but that one’s my favorite! I can’t wait to get the new background set! I love backgrounds!!!

  • 374
    Elena Lin says:

    All of the new sets and examples have been fabulous!

  • 375
    Yvonne C says:

    More and more fabulous goodness! I love the new background set! Very cool!

  • 376
    Tracy Y says:

    I love how you used your “noodle” to create the Dark Chocolate and Berry Sorbet circles. You continually inspire me to think “outside the box”! Your gold and Terracotta Tile card is stunning as well!

  • 377
    Sarah H. says:

    Love the Background Basics Diamonds! What an elegant set and they would be lovely to emboss!

  • 378
    Cathy Whiteman says:

    I learned so many things: I need to stamp with my white ink on different colored CS to see what I get, I need to make some flowers out of ornaments and I need to go stamp some gorgeous black/white and pink cards right now! whoo-who!

  • 379
    Cheryl Sims says:

    Wow, you and your design team have really outdone yourselves this month. What a wonderful Christmas present for all of us PTI lovers. Thank you so much.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 380
    Cindy H. says:

    All your cards are just beautiful!! I especially love the flower card made with ornaments of all things! I’m also looking forward to using the Background Basics: Diamond as your samples were so gorgeous.

  • 381
    Natalie says:

    oh my goodness!! the ornaments are gorgeous and love the flourish!! and that new orange….oh that new orange…sigh

  • 382
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Oh YESSSSSSS! That BIG circle flower absolutely blew me away. It’s clear to me that MY noodle is on vacation. I would never, ever have thought of making a gorgeous flower with an Xmas ornament that way. love, Love, LOVE that!

  • 383
    Lori M says:

    Both sets are fantastic Nichole!!

  • 384
    Andrea says:

    I love the idea of cutting the cover of a card smaller to let your flower hang off a bit. That adds a ton of interest. And your flower rocks!

  • 385
    Kelly says:

    Every month you wow me with what you create. Everything looks beautiful.

  • 386
    Donette B says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower you made using the ornament stamp and circle punch. It’s absolutely stunning! I think all the cards today are gorgeous and now I’m going to have a tough time choosing what to get. Thanks so much for sharing; it’s very inspirational.

  • 387
    Clare says:

    I just love all of these sets, and it’s great when you make new discoveries, your passion for your product is SO inspiring. Wish I had LOTS of money!! C x

  • 388
    Becky H says:

    What can I say. I ordered my first stamps last month from you and was wowed by the quality not only of the stamps but the CS, DSP, buttons, ribbon, everything. I love how these sets are so versatile and I love them. You always give great ideas so the sets can be used thru the year. Love the flower.

  • 389
    kim jennings says:

    I love the background stamp AND the Christmas friends since I am a sucker for anything with birds in the set.

  • 390
    Marcy says:

    Wow great ideas. I never would have thought to take a round bulb ornament and make it into a flower. You are so clever.

  • 391
    Loydene says:

    Looking forward to this release — and, as always,love your “simply elegant” look!

  • 392
    Shay says:

    Wonderful stamp sets of course! I love the flourishes, ornaments & birds in the Christmas Friends. I am so excited about the diamond backgrounds!!! Thanks for chance to win.

  • 393
    Mendi M says:

    I can’t wait to add this new background set to my collection!!

  • 394
    Paula says:

    Those ornaments are lovely. You did a great job on that card, too. It’s fairly simply, but looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 395
    Tracey A says:

    Pretty! I just love the flower card made with circles…so clever!! Can’t wait for tonight’s release!!

  • 396
    Claire says:

    Gorgeous cards, as ever. And that little birdie looks so cute! Can’t wait to see the sets in full

  • 397
    Katie says:

    Beautiful!! I especially LOVE that large flourish stamp! Can’t wait!

  • 398
    Rhonda M. says:

    Wow! Another great day of inspiration. I am amazed at your projects each and every day and can’t wait for my order to arrive so I can use your inpiration! I love the background set and the unique ways you used the Christmas Friends set!

  • 399
    Lisa Smith says:

    I love this beautiful set and can’t wait for the release party tonight. Your design team is so amazing and their samples are breathtaking. Thank you!

  • 400
    Kristy says:

    This is a great BG set! I love the sample Christmas card with the gold embossed ornaments. Oh, and I just have to say how much I have enjoyed all your different ways to use glitter. Love the sparkle!

  • 401
    Lori Hofferbert (loricabo) says:

    I have been yearning for that background set all week. The mini set of cards is just way too cute, and would make a great teacher gift. And who knew that Terracotta Tile would make an awesome color for Christmas cards??? Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!

  • 402
    Theresa says:

    I love all the projects and can’t wait until tonights release party! Another fabulous sneak peaks from PTI! Thanks for the chance to win such great sets.

  • 403
    Jeanne says:

    The Terracotta Tile really looks terrific with the gold heat embossed ornaments. Loved the added dimension of the green with the bright rhinestones. I like the idea of using the gold pen to make the border. That is a new technique that I should try. For any new PTI fans, the gold pen is the absolute best I have ever used. Of course, you know if it is brought to you via Papertrey Ink, it has to be good.

  • 404
    Angy Hughes says:

    Really clever to think outside the box and punch circles of the ornaments. Yet another idea I need to remind myself of. I also love the color combinations you used. Pretty and very eye-catching.

  • 405
    Jayne says:

    Backgorund Basics: Diamonds is a must-have! And I love the look of Terra Cotta Tile and Gold! Stunning combo!

  • 406
    V Reed says:

    I love how you show fabulous ideas that think outside the stamping box. It makes the stamps wonderfully multipurpose! I love the idea of using Christmas ornaments as flower petals! That’s a must try!

  • 407
    Kriss says:

    I love using the ornament to punch out and make a flower! Love it when my stamps are very versatile! Also, love the coloring detail on those “petals” Nichole!

  • 408
    LuAnn says:

    wow..fabulous samples! I esp. love seeing the pine boughs throughout your samples! Love the Christmas friends! definitely on my must-have list!!

  • 409
    Olivia M. says:

    This set is great and versitile. Another one for the wish list.

  • 410
    Emmy says:

    Your cards are beautiful!

  • 411
    Monica L says:

    WOW!! The ornaments are lovely themselves then seeing how you used the large one to make the flower petals is truly inspiring!!


  • 412
    Nina says:

    I looooove the diamond background set! And the Christmas set is so pretty and elegant! Can’t wait for the release!!

  • 413
    Jessica M L says:

    Love the diamond backgrounds!!! Seen several during the sneek and similar effects elsewhere. What versatility!! I love the concept on making my own backgrounds. Thanks for so many wonderful background stamps.

  • 414
    Anika B. says:

    Loving these sets too! I especially love the flourish in Christmas Friends, definitely a stamp I will use a lot!!

  • 415
    Darla says:

    More great sets–can’t wait til the reveal!!

  • 416
    Tammy says:

    I love the new background set and cannot wait to get my hands on it! I also loved the flower you made out of the swirly ornament image. Counting down the hours until I can purchase these amazing new sets.

  • 417
    Traci Major says:

    I learned how beautiful and stunning just a couple of touches with embossing powder and a gold paint pen can be!! Thanks for sharing these sets with us!!

  • 418
    Amanda says:

    I love the backgrounds! And the ornaments in the Friends set are to die for! So many ideas…so little time.

  • 419
    Kristina says:

    Wow! I am in awe of the way you used you noggin’ to show us the endless possibilities of this set! Gorgeous. I love the little Christmas card with the bird and the new dp. So elegant.

  • 420
    Kerry says:

    I love the Thank You note card set! And the Fabulous card! And the ornament card! And the Christmas Friend card! And the Just Because card! Ok…I love them all lol…it’s too hard to choose a favourite. Thank you for all the new products each month…just when I think they can’t get any better you up your game! Fantastic 🙂

  • 421
    Beth C says:

    Great sets!!! I loved the coloring on your circle flower. That was beautiful and so helpful to see “outside the box”.

  • 422
    Linda L says:

    I know it’s been said, but the word ‘Elegant’ is just perfect for the Christmas Friends set. What a beautiful release all the way around. Tonight will be fun!

  • 423
    Allison Cope says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! I love the beautiful details on the ornaments!

  • 424
    Meghan Spaulding says:

    I love everything from today! Love the diamond backgrounds and how you cut the card a little shorter… what a great idea! Cant wait for tonight.

  • 425
    elana k says:

    I love this background set and didn’t think I would be into Christmas friends, but I LOVE what you’ve done with it! Can’t wait to put these both in my cart tonight!! 🙂

  • 426
    Valerie Y says:

    Love the new background sets. Can’t have enough of these. Great ideas as always…

  • 427
    BethieJ says:

    I LOVE the ornaments as a flower.. but then again I LOVE every thing you share! LOL!! so excited for release nite… I have warned my family… mama is BUSY tonite! 🙂

  • 428
    Sarah H says:

    Wow! Definitely putting the background basics in my shopping cart tonight!

  • 429
    Jessica says:

    Wow, you make it look so easy! I love the Terracotta Tile/gold combo. So original and eye-catching!

  • 430
    marla H. says:

    WOW what awesome projects and a SUPER versitle stamp set!! I think it is one everybody needs!!

  • 431
    Merry Sixt says:

    What an awesome background set! I get so much inspiration from the DT’s creations. This set has my name on it too!

  • 432
    Jen says:

    The “Just Because” Christmas card is beautiful – and unique! Thank you for sharing these ideas, and the background stamp tips!

  • 433
    Caren says:

    What an elegant set! That little bird is to die for! 🙂 There are some great ideas swirling around in my head for this one….and the background set, perfect! Can’t wait to see them all tonight!

  • 434
    Heather Arsenault says:

    My fave today is the way you used the ornament stamp for the flower petals. Very cute and great coloring.

  • 435
    Marisa says:

    What a lovely array of samples and upcoming products! Love that flower you made from the circle punches.

  • 436

    I really like the idea of using my “noodle” to think of outside the box uses for stamped elements. Genius!

  • 437
    Miki says:

    Love the creative way to make your own flower from the punched circles! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set and I love the background too!

  • 438

    What neat sets! Can’t wait to see the complete sets tonight!

  • 439
    April Z says:

    I can honestly say that I still haven’t seen a Papertrey set that I didn’t like. You guys are an amazing group of designers! I love the flower you created with the circles. I really appreciate all the creativity you share every month.

  • 440
    Janine says:

    WOW!! It just gets better and better!!

  • 441
    Robbin Clements says:

    I love the Christmas Friends set and the gold embossed card!!!

  • 442
    Sara Paschal says:

    Pretty flower you made with the circles, I love that;)

  • 443
    Michelle Ward says:

    The Terracotta Tile with gold is soooo elegant. I normally wouldn’t think of using that color combination either, but now I can’t wait. The new paper to match the new Leaf set is definitely a must have:0)

  • 444
    Mary A says:

    It really is wonderful (though BAD for the budget! 🙂 ) that you have found so many wonderful products to coordinate with your fantastic stamps… And I love that you think like a stamper as you add to the store! Thanks for all you do!

  • 445
    Mary B says:

    This new background set is going to get a lot of use, the flower made out of ornaments is a fabulous idea, and the set of pink thank you cards is beautiful! Really looking forward to tonight, and thanks so much again for the chance to win!

  • 446
    Sue says:

    More amazing stamp sets and projects. I can’t wait for tonight!!!

  • 447
    Jennifer Wilcox says:

    Wow!! What great sets you keep coming out with! I love both sets, especially the background set. Can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • 448
    Sue Woods says:

    I absolutely love the thank you cards. I like giving card sets as a gift and those cards lend themselves to gift sets. Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 449
    Kerri Michaud says:

    The diamond background stamps are just gorgeous, and I LOVE the birds and ornaments from the Christmas Friends set! I can’t wait to see the rest of that set and I can’t wait for tonight!!!

  • 450
    Rieca says:

    My goodness you lasies are so talented. HOw do you find the time? I can not wait to get my hand s on these sets I have many ideas in my head that i want to try.
    Thanks for another great release!R

  • 451
    Wendy says:

    I’ve never been a fan of gold, but now that I see your ornament card, I am going to have to try it. It’s beautiful! I just love the background sets and can’t wait to see all the new diamond images.

  • 452
    Maria M. says:

    The Hope your Day is Fabulous card taught me some new perspectives. Making a flower out of circles with a pattern provides a new twist to the flower as well as cutting the A2 card just a tad to add that little bit of interest. Excellent composition and execution!

  • 453
    Kris says:

    Cutting away the side of the card and keeping it an A2 was a great new idea for me…awaiting the release with anticipation!

  • 454
    Kim Z says:

    oooohh more flourishes!! I LOVE flourishes! Such elegance combined with sweet simplicity, words escape me to define such a lovely set. Thank you PTI!

  • 455
    Julia Aston says:

    I love the fonts on the sentiments – and punching the ornament to make the flower petals – and the wonderful bg stampings!

  • 456
    Lynn Brown says:

    Beautiful cards as usual! I can’t wait for the full reveal tonight!

  • 457
    Jonelle Gressman says:

    Wow, what a nice set, that background is also great. Can’t wait until tonite.

    Thanks for the great ideas.

  • 458
    Stephanie S. says:

    I love the flourish w/ the birds-just up my alley. Great samples.

  • 459
    Sue H says:

    I love background sets, so fun to play with! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Can’t wait until midnight.

  • 460
    Julie says:

    I’m loving all the new sneak peeks! The designs are really nice! Can’t wait for the actual reveal!

  • 461

    Oh dear me, how will I ever be able to choose! Everything is amazing, as always. PTI rocks!!! Love your samples, Nichole. You make it look so easy!

  • 462

    I love all of it! The new background set it awesome.

  • 463
    Terri B. says:

    The sets this month are amazing! I can’t wait until tonight. I love all the different ways that they have been used.

  • 464
    Sharon B says:

    More fab samples! And interesting sets!

  • 465
    Yvette says:

    love it all! Especially making the flower card with the ornament design! Awesome!

  • 466
    Winnie says:

    Wow.. they are both great sets…I love the way you made the flowers! Such possiblities…

  • 467
    Monica says:

    You had me at Just Because! My goodness I need to get my hands on theses new sets asap.

  • 468
    carmen says:


  • 469
    Connie G says:

    Nichole, you are always so great at showing us how versatile stamp pieces can be. I always seem to look at my stamps at face value and that is it. You always amaze me with your creativity and your ability to think outside the box. I love PTI!! Can’t wait for tonight!

  • 470
    Natasha says:

    I love these sets too. So many great things to choose from! You keep surprising me!

  • 471
    Randi says:

    These are all beautiful! I love the flower you created! The new rhinestone colors are gorgeous! Looking forward to the big reveal tonight!

  • 472
    Aimee G says:

    This is the sneak peak I’ve been waiting for. I’m absolutely crazy for the diamond backgrounds and that beautiful Christmas set. I hadn’t settled on my Christmas card designs yet, but these stamps have given me at least a couple really solid ideas that I’m going to go with. And just in time for Christmas! You’ve really pulled out all the stops this release – very happy with everything!

  • 473
    Amy says:

    OMG how clever! Way to use your noodle with that background set! What beautiful samples!

  • 474
    Katie M says:

    Yea! More stamps to love! I didn’t know that the white would take on blue like that and match spring rain so well. So pretty!

  • 475
    Cynde says:

    Absolutely love the new sets…all of them! You do it bigger and better every month. I don’t know how you can, but you never disappoint! I really love Dawn’s new sentiments. Also like the card with the ornaments punched with a circle and made into the beautiful flower card…Gorgeous! Thanks for all the new ideas and all you do!!!

  • 476
    Maeghan says:

    I love the way you used the ornament to make a flower! How clever!

  • 477
    Laura.K says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I love your elegant cards.
    Those sets are so versatile.

    I have them already on my wishing list. Let’s see when I can get them.

  • 478
    Kacey says:

    I really like the swirls on the ornaments – very pretty! What an ingenious idea to use them as petals! I can’t wait for the background set too – love it!

  • 479
    Lisa mosher says:

    love how you turned the ornament stamp into a flower, it is so pretty, can’t wait to see the whole set! thanks for a chance to win

  • 480
    Becs Attwood says:

    I’ve been enjoying the peeks of the new diamond backgrounds this week – I can see this set would get a lot of use at my house! And the Christma Friends set looks delightful – love the flower you made with the ornament – so innovative.

  • 481
    saral says:

    The background set is so beautiful. Can’t wait to try it out. I also really liked how you made the flower from the ornament stamp. What a neat idea. Thanks for a great week of ideas.

  • 482
    Kelly says:

    Once again I’m in love with the background set. Such beautiful samples. This time of the month is so much fun!

  • 483
    sheila.gill says:

    Such a nice set and versatatile too!

  • 484
    Nancy says:

    sometimes the simplest things are the hardest…duh…the flower on the card that you cut shorter…one of those “Y didn’t I think of that ???” Love it!!

  • 485
    Margaret Peltier says:

    I love the Gold embossed Christmas card – clean, crisp elegant and you can whip up a slew of them in no time – can’t wait to see everything in its entirety!!

  • 486
    Kimberly S says:

    I love that partridge and flourish combo! I realy like the card sets I’ve been seeing where you keep the stamping the same and change the color as you did for the Thank You set. I’m going to try something similar for the Christmas gifts.

  • 487
    Dorothy says:

    Great new background set! Wish I was better at making my backgrounds look even.

  • 488
    Giovana says:

    SOOOOO Pretty!!! I love them all. Your cards are so inspiring.
    God bless

  • 489
    Terri Moore says:

    Cool idea for making the flower. I especially like the diamond background set.

  • 490
    Jennie C says:

    I’m so glad it is finally the day to find out everything! I love all the peeks at Christmas Friends and can hardly wait to see the whole set tonight. I particularly liked the circles punched from the ornaments–so very different and perfect!

  • 491
    sara says:

    Once again, the examples of the new products are just gorgeous!

  • 492
    Peg says:

    Wow! With every release I think “it can’t get better than this”…and it does.
    The products and ideas are moxie fab. Thank you for your innovation and inspiration.

  • 493
    Christy Q says:

    Awesome sets as always – looking forward to the release tonight!

  • 494
    Laura says:

    I love every single card you’ve shown us in this post. The gold ornaments on the terracotta are stunning and I’m completely infatuated with how much use I could get out of the diamond backgrounds with Versamark. Great, great stuff.

  • 495
    Jean in NH says:

    I LOVE the Terra Cotta Tile color with the gold! Hmmmmm…..I was looking for a new color to paint my living room. I might be on to something here!

  • 496
    Betty C says:

    I love the way you make your own background paper….and what a clever idea to make a flower out of circles! I can’t wait to see what else you have for us!

  • 497
    Rebecca J. says:

    I use my text background set a lot for backgrounds. I don’t do polka dots very well, but these diamonds have me intrigued! I love the “pink thank you trio!” Those colors look so gorgeous in a set like that.

  • 498
    Deanne says:

    The new Christmas Friends set looks awesome! Actually, all of the new sets look fabulous this month! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize!

  • 499
    Betty C says:

    I love all of the sets but I keep coming back to the large sentiments as my favorite.

  • 500
    Katie Haymore says:

    This is a beautiful set! Definitely on my “to get” list! I am so impressed with this release. So many wonderful stamp sets! Thanks ladies!

  • 501
    Jessica says:

    These are lovely!! Lately I find myself using more and more background stamps. Not only because they’re fun and versatile (especially if you have a color scheme in mind or season) but they are cost effective. These are definitely no exception. I’m still saving up to get me some PTI goodies maybe for christmas 😉 In the mean time eye candy is always good it helps get my creative juices flowing.

  • 502
    Michelle A. says:

    Yay! Another fabulous background… I love it! Love how you used Christmas friends with the circle punch too, what a great result! I’m excited for both of these sets. Your cards are beautiful.

  • 503
    Carol R says:

    I always seem to learn a new tip from you and the other designers. Love how the circles came together to make that pretty flower. I love all the new sets shown over the last few days.

  • 504
    Maria BF says:

    Love all of it! PTI has the greatest designs! Best of all are the background sets! No need to worry that I don’t have the “right” patterned paper for my project. I always know I can whip up a background in no time!

  • 505
    Sam says:

    I’ve said it before and I am quite sure I’ll say it again – I love love love the stamps on this site!!

  • 506
    laurie hunt says:

    The diamond background set looks like a great basic to have!

  • 507
    Lisa HR says:

    Just love the card with the circle flower, both the flower and the idea to cut off part of the front … I’m headed off to make one as soon as I log off!

  • 508
    Banu H says:

    WOW beautiful projects. Loved them all…:) My wish list for this release is getting bigger.

  • 509
    Sarah Fisher says:

    What fun new stamps and original ways to use them!

  • 510
    Tracey McNeely says:

    I love the flower technique, such a great idea and the Background Basics: Diamonds stamp set looks fabulous!

  • 511
    Marla says:

    The samples look great! I can’t wait to see everything altogether.

  • 512
    Amy L. says:

    I’m so excited about the Background Basics: Diamonds! I think the patterns you’ve created are so classic and elegant.

  • 513
    Heather schlagel says:

    I love the background sets! The flower is so awesome! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • 514
    Pam Alexander says:

    Wonderful set with so many possibilities, my budget just went out the window, I must have them all!

  • 515
    Carol says:

    ah, you have me wanting to try “fresh snow” on all my darker cardstock – what a cool effect.

  • 516
    paula e. says:

    i don’t know where to begin – i love the blue “just because” card. the birds are so cute and the swirls/rhinestones add a great touch…. the christmas card in terra cotta (such an unusual color for this occasion) with the ornaments and the gold embossing is simple but fabulous…. the diamond background basics will be a wonderful addition to my repertoire (i may be able to give polka dot basics a rest…) again, pti is the best and i am addicted to your stuff. it only gets better and better. thanks for your creativity.

  • 517
    Colleen K says:

    Love ’em all! Great job creating such awesomeness! Hope I win!

  • 518
    Sandie Luck says:

    OH MY MY!!! After “noodling” around the PTI site just now I am so convinced that if ever I have to give up all my other stamping/paper crafting stores/sites I can survive in style with PTI!!! SO FABULOUS everyone! All you who put sooooo much effort into making all these delightfully creative and inspiring ideas for “us” are so very appreciated. Your love just shines through! Blessings to each and everyone one of you for sharing so generouslyl!
    ~Sandie Luck

  • 519
    Judy Walsh says:

    Oh, my! And I was just looking for some ornament stamps! You enabler, you! Love the colors used, too.

  • 520
    jaime aldridge says:

    The ONLY thing that I learned today from this post was that PTI is the BEST stamp company out there!!! LOVE the background diamond set as well as Tiffany’s new set. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  • 521
    Beth M. says:

    I love the bird card! Can’t wait to get that set!! Also, I love the pink trio card set!!

  • 522
    Julie Batta says:

    Wow, I am at a loss for words, this month is full of great new stamp sets. That background stamp set may be my favorite one though. PTI always amazes me.

  • 523
    Sharon D. says:

    Just when I thought it couldn’t possibly get any better, you outdid yourself once again. PTI deserves to be the top company…..keep going girls! LOVE it all.

  • 524
    Teresa Blue says:

    Absolutely love the red and gold Christmas card! I don’t usually emboss, but this card gets my creative juices flowing and makes me want to give it another try.

  • 525
    Susan says:

    Thanks again for the beautiful projects. It’s great to see how the sets can be so versatile. I am really anxious for tonight. It’s a wonderful collection to choose from.

  • 526
    Deanna says:

    Gorgeous, so excited for tonight! Def needing the new diamond backgrounds!

  • 527
    CrazyCurl says:

    Words cannot express how much I love the the new diamond background stamps. I simply MUST have that set!!! Beautiful cards today 🙂

  • 528
    Lolita says:

    I love all the new sets! It will be so hard to pick only a few. Oh who am I kidding. I wanted it all!!

  • 529
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    I really like the just because card. I especially how the jewels really spiced it up. I need ideas like this one, an easy to make card that’s super nice by just adding a few gems.

  • 530
    Maureen W. says:

    All of your projects are just stunning and I LOVE all the swirls!!

  • 531
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    I luv the stamp placement tip. Honestly we do these things and don’t always think of the easy way, lol! The flower is so cute and just made of circles, oustanding. Thanks for another great post. This has been an inspirational week!

  • 532
    Karen Murray says:

    I love the diamond background basics set! Your ornament-turned-flower is just fantabulous!! Oh how I would love to be a papercrafting genius like you!

  • 533
    Linda Anderson (studbo) says:

    Oh my goodness, here you go again, offering such wonderful projects to make me NEED these stamp sets!!!!!! I can’t wait for the new release!!!

  • 534
    Christine McMullin says:

    With every new release, y’all amaze me. I think I am most surprised by how much I LOVE the new Terracotta Tile – I thought it was a great color when you first introduced it, but I never would have thought about it as a Christmas color. Thanks for always showing us amazing examples and for pushing us to think outside our comfort zone.

  • 535
    Debbie Lee says:

    Another beautiful set that is so versatile! LOVE it!

  • 536
    Cheri says:

    Tiffany is the best! Love Christmas Friends!

  • 537
    Beth W. says:

    Again you and your designers have outdone yourselves with these stamp sets and the ton of inspiration that you sjare with us each month!

  • 538
    k.,m. says:

    The Christmas Friends set looks like a great set……can’t wait to see the set in its entirety.

  • 539
    Joan Schmaltz says:

    My favorite thing in your cards today was the flower made out of the ornaments. How do you think up these things? Again, all the ideas are fantastic and I love seeing everyone’s individual style.

  • 540
    kathryn says:

    Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to get my paws on these awesome stamps!

  • 541
    Lee Anne says:

    Wow! You are truly amazing with your ideas you have in your “noodle!” What a wonderful display of versatility with Christmas Friends and then you throw in that incredible background set! Wow, Nichole, you have gone over the top once again!

  • 542
    Oralia says:

    The sets are wonderful! I’m drawn to the Diamonds Background set bc I love making my own ‘designer’ paper. 😉 Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  • 543
    Daniela says:

    Love all the creations! Can’t wait to see the full set.

  • 544
    Barb Moyer says:

    Amazing! Looking forward to the release! I love the ornament stamp!

  • 545
    Melissa Cox says:

    Can’t wait for the new Diamond background set! Endless possibilities! I’m sure it will be used just as often as my favorite Polka Dot background set!

  • 546
    misse336 says:

    I love the flower that you created and punched out! Cutting a little bit off of the edge and hanging the flower over it really makes the card.

  • 547
    CarolLynn says:

    Can’t wait for tonights release!! I really like the new paper and background stamps.

  • 548
    Dawn says:

    I really like that the ornaments can be punched out. This makes the set much more versatile.

  • 549
    Cari says:

    All are winners in my book!

  • 550
    Jen P says:

    All the samples are so gorgeous! Love the bird card in brown – I’ve been loving browns lately and that’s such a great non-traditional Christmas card! Can’t wait to see the whole set!

  • 551
    Tammy W. says:

    Loving the new earthy rich color, will definitely be trying some of that, not to mention a list of the “gotta have” new stamp sets that keeps getting longer and longer. Love PTI!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 552
    Sarah Kegley says:

    Classic Papertrey: elegant, simple, the “little black dress” of the stamping world.

  • 553
    Peggy says:

    Love all the ideas and stamps. God bless!

  • 554

    I love how the fresh snow ink changes to match the blue cardstock!! brilliant!

  • 555
    Heather Mills says:

    Another great set! I love the flower made with the circle punches. Awesome

  • 556
    Christine says:

    I’ve always loved ALL of the background basics sets! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one, too!

  • 557
    Julie Carlisle says:

    Another beautiful new set….love those little birds!

  • 558
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonderful job AGAIN, Nichole! Such fun inspiration!

  • 559
    tanna says:

    I am in love with these backgrounds! Oh my! They are so PTI and so simple, but make the biggest splash on a card! They will add elegance to any card for any occasion. I cannot wait to add them to my collection! Thanks!!!

  • 560
    Rose says:

    Beautiful !! So excited about the diamonds, I’ve been waiting all week to see them !!

  • 561
    Dawn Madigan says:

    Oh the inspiration, forget about getting caught up on laundry tomorrow, i have to stamp something!
    Love the background stamp, adding that to my list.
    Dawn M

  • 562
    Nicki says:

    I am so excited for all these wonderful sets!! I love what you did with the punched circles to create the beautiful flower card~ So creative!! The versatility definitely sells this set~ A must have for me!

  • 563

    Love all of these stamp sets! Can’t wait to see them at the release!

  • 564
    Susan B says:

    Love the samples you have created and can’t wait to see the full release. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 565
    Dawn Mc says:

    i love these stamps. where do i get them lol

  • 566
    cynthia says:

    I really like the background images. Can’t wait to see the whole set.

  • 567
    Donna Garvin says:

    I love the first two cards. They are just beautiful. Can’t wait to see all of the stamps sets tonight.

  • 568
    Judy says:

    I absolutely love the bird card! I can’t wait
    to see the entire set.

  • 569
    kprakken says:

    I love the Terra Cotta Tile card that you made using Christmas Friends. Beautiful.

  • 570

    LOVE the background basics: Diamonds! I don’t have any of your background basics stamps, but I LOVE them, and one of these days, I’m going to get some! As always, I love everything you’ve done!

  • 571
    Jessica M says:

    I LOVE all of these! I love how you turned the circles into a flower. I definitely want to try that out!

  • 572
    AnneSATX says:

    Wow, I really love the Hope Your Day is Fabulous card — that flower made from the ornament is delicious! The colors are so perfect. And of course the tip about placing the stamps before sticking them to the block is brilliant. I also like how you outlined the terracotta tile card with the gold line. I’ve got to try that sooner rather than later. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 573
    Kevy says:

    I love how the background set looks like its paper. A much cheaper way to add some patterns without buying a bunch of patterned paper! How versatile.

  • 574
    Jessica says:

    Beautiful new sets! I love the diamond backgrounds and the swirls in Tiffany’s set.

  • 575
    Bev S says:

    I love the simple accents that make the cards look so elegant–tape to add glitter border, or the gold pen to make a border. Such elegant touches that really dress up the cards. Everything this week has been wonderful, as usual!

  • 576
    stampyblock says:

    I can’t wait to try the flower made out of circles!

  • 577
    Betty B says:

    Love, Love, Love these stamps! What clean and simple lines that are so elegant. I will be getting this set.

  • 578
    Yolanda B. says:

    Wow beutiful and simple cards. Like the idea of creating a flower with a circle punch. Thank you.

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