Introducing Background Basics: Hearts & Be My Valentine Template Collection

It's hard to believe that it is already Day 4 of the countdown!  December is flying by, isn't it?!?! 

Kim I am super excited about my projects today because I got to play with the new templates that Kim Hughes has designed for Papertrey Ink, specifically the Be My Valentine Collection, part of the In Shape portion of the Click Simple library.  (Be sure to read the second post I did today regarding the details of the Click Simple below or CLICK HERE).  The In Shape concept is a collection of shapes that are provided to the customer in formats that are perfect for several different card making applications.  The ideas and concepts behind this are AMAZING and truly limitless.  We know that you all will LOVE this new direction we are taking with the templates!


Each of the In Shape selections (including this month's Be My Valentine Collection) will include a series of FOUR shapes surrounding a single theme along with our traditional design idea download with 5 project samples by our talented team. 

In this month's case, the theme is love & Valentine's Day.  You will get ALL FOUR shapes and ALL of each shapes formats (described below) in one tidy download for only $5.  Once you see all of the possibilities, you will see what a bargain this truly is! 

Each of the four shapes in a collection will have separate folders within the collection download.  Each shapes folder includes the following files:

A shaped card base, allowing you to make unique shaped cards with ease. 

A solid outline that can easily be re-sized and used as an accent or another paper layer for the shaped cards.  This will also include a "mirrored image", so when you print the template, it will be backwards, but this will allow the outline to be unseen from the front once you've completed your desires technique.


  • Cut them out and use them as focal points or for masking techniques.
  • Print the mirror image on the back of your paper and stack it on top of some type of cushion (fun foam, mousepad, etc…) and trace the lines with a stylus to achieve an elegant embossed look on the reverse side.
  • Stamp them and embellish them to your hearts content!


A stitching template which can be easily re-sized to any dimensions you wish.  Sewing can add a wonderful homemade look to projects, so we have included a dotted outline of each shape for easy sewing or paper piercing.  The mirrored image is great for these techniques because the print will be on the back of your paper, so you can choose to poke each dot or skip a few along the way, adding to the versatility of each image.


  • Pierce holes with paper piercer and hand stitch.
  • Pierce holes and connect them with a pen to create faux stitching.
  • Pierce holes then forgo any stitching for a more subtle look.

Pretty exciting, isn't it!  I've created a few projects today that will showcase a few of the aforementioned applications and just how much fun they can be!

Hugs & kisses card

This little number was SO fun to make and it allowed me to use up some scraps that I had laying on my desk!  Don't you just love it!

Blankl heart card

This is what the shaped card base started out as, cut from a single piece of Raspberry Fizz cardstock.  It's obvious that Kim puts a lot of thought into each of her template, which is especially notable here.  The bottom portion of the arrow extends exactly to the same level as the tip of the heart, allowing it to stand upright.  How's that for clever?

Ribbon strips

To embellish the front, I covered a piece of white cardstock with Scor-tape and randomly adhered lengths of ribbon as well as a few strips of some of Heather's new Simple Valentine paper.  I love these kinds of random projects… they allow you to let go and just PLAY!

Ribbon heart
I traced the edge of the card cover on the back of the cardstock and trimmed the shape out with very sharp scissors.  I just *love* the way this turned out.  Such a fun look.

Hugs & kisses card
I simply adhered the ribbon covered element to the cover and added a few other small accents to help convey the message I desired.

Hugs & kisses closeup
The sentiment is from Simple Valentine, stamped onto Stamper's Select White cardstock.  I attached one of our 1/2" epoxy stickers to a piece of Simple Valentine paper to create my own little embellishment.  A few Raspberry Fizz Vintage Buttons accent it as well.  Don't you just want to pull out all of your ribbon and make one of these right now?!?!  🙂

This second project uses a new introduction to the Background Basics collection.  It's all about love and hearts!  With FOUR pattern strips included in this single-sheet set, you can't go wrong!

The details.

  • Background Basics: Hearts will be available for sale on December 15th.
  • It will retail for $15.
  • Background Basics: Hearts includes a total of 4 pattern strips (3 heart themed, 1 text)

I don't know about you, but I always have a difficult time creating a masculine Valentine card for my husband.  I thought I would challenge myself to tackle that very thing today.

Love you card
I figured the best way to approach it was to select a more masculine color scheme.  I chose Smokey Shadow, Scarlet Jewel, Fresh Snow and just a touch of Sweet Blush to soften it.

Back of cutout
I knew I wanted to use the heart window shape that Kim designed, so I printed it onto Scarlet Jewel cardstock.  (While I am only using the solid line image for this project, I had to note that the card template that is included for this shape is AWESOME. It's a little 4×4 card with a window cut from the middle of it in this manner!  I cannot WAIT to use it!  Sorry, I digress!) I trimmed a bit around it to make it easier to work with while I was preparing it for stamping.

Front of cutout

Since I had already shown the other patterns included in Background Basics: Hearts, I thought it would be a good time to use this one.  A text strip that features famous quotes about love in a combination of script and book fonts.  I love the vintage feel it adds.

Head on sparkle heart

I cut along the lines on the back side of the shape and adhered the pieces to my Smokey Shadow card cover.  I used a ruler & white gel pen to draw some *artistic* looking lines to frame the Scarlet Jewel heart accent.  I love how much it pops!

Sparkle heart angle

Last but not least, I heat embossed an appropriate sentiment from Dawn MscVey's Signature Greetings set.  A small punched heart created from Sweet Blush cardstock and a little Prisma Glitter was adhered in place with a foam dimensional.  I just love little details like that!  And I jsut love this card.  I can hardly wait to give it to David!

These projects took me back to my paper crafting
roots, just plain fun to create.  It has been a while since I dabbled in shaped
cards and since Kim's templates make it so easy, they are something
that I am definitely going to start using more often!  We'd love to
hear your feedback about both the Be My Valentine Collection and Background Basics: Hearts!  Or even your comments in general about all of today's projects.   Leave a comment
and let us know! 
Just for taking the time to do so, we are
offering up an AMAZING prize package…

  • Background Basics: Hearts stamp set
  • Be My Valentine Template Collection
  • Heart Prints stamp set
  • Large & Small Heart punches

This prize package has everything you need to make a lot of the projects shown today!!! You have until
7am EST, Monday, December
14th to leave a
and be eligible to win.  Please play nice, only one comment per
person.  One winner will be randomly selected and announced the same
day no later than noon EST.  The winning announcement will be made on
our December Release Winners page.


Want to see more of Background Basics: Hearts?  Stop by and visit Michelle Wooderson today to see what she created using this set!

Kim Hughes has been busy all week providing additional card samples using her Be My Valentine Collection templates.  You can see them HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Visit Heather Nichols today to see even more of Simple Valentine!

Dawn McVey has created some projects to share using her latest stamp set, Say it With Style.

Hugs & Kisses Card

Stamps: Simple Valentine (available December 15th)

Ink: True Black

Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White, Simple Valentine paper pad

Other: Raspberry Fizz Vintage Buttons, 1/2" epoxy sticker, Hibiscus Burst embroidery floss (DMC), Be My Valentine Heart & Arrow template, Scor-tape, Hibiscus Burst twill, bitty dot & grosgrain ribbons, Raspberry Fizz satin, stitched & twill ribbons.

Finished Size: 5" x 5"

I Love You Card

Stamps: Background Basics: Hearts (available December 15th), Signature Greetings

Ink: True Black, Versamark

Paper: Smokey Shadow, Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Select White

Other: Prisma Glitter, small heart punch (EK Success), white gel pen (signo uniball), White

Filigree Embossing Powder, Be My Valentine Heart Window template

Finished Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 541 Comments

  • 1
    Becky Lillibridge says:

    wow, this is just stunning and i’m so excited about the new format of the templates!!!

  • 2
    KimH says:

    The shaped cards are amazing – I cannot believe everything we will get with each download. I’m hooked – cannot wait for the 15th~

  • 3
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    Love it all! I didn’t expect a text strip on the background basics: Hearts. Fun!

  • 4
    Cathy Weber says:

    Masculine cards are hard to make. I really love the new heart text style included. We really will get our money’s worth with the new templates. Great job.

  • 5
    Sunny Penn says:

    My goodness… your sample cards are soooo gorgeous!! I’m really looking forward to the 15th!!

  • 6
    Jennifer K says:

    The shaped cards are a cool idea. They definitely can help you take it up a notch when you need to.

  • 7
    Hlee says:

    The new templates look great! I also love how you used the ribbons to decorate that heart. I have so many scrap ribbons that would be wonderful for this!

  • 8
    Darlene L says:

    I love the concept of the new templates and it is so great that you will be offering them in the 3 formats. WTG!

  • 9

    Wow! The possibilities are ENDLESS!

  • 10
    peggysue says:

    Love that masculine card you created, those are tough. Neat new templates and I’m excited about the heart background text stamp.

  • 11
    Chris says:

    Very fun! I can’t wait to play with everything you’ve shown today. Love the masculine valentine!

  • 12
    Rita says:

    I am so glad I discovered PTI this year. Every month my excitement and enthusiasm grows and grows. Can’t wait for the full reveals and to start shopping! HEARTFELT…Thanks for EVERYTHING!

  • 13
    Karen Wegner says:

    That’s quite a package you are giving away. The new templates look great as well as the ideas for valentines–especially a masculine. I’m always at a loss as what to create for my husband. Thanks for the idea.

  • 14
    Andrea M says:

    Wow! What awesome possibilities! Love your demo projects! Can’t wait to see the full reveal 🙂

  • 15
    GINA says:

    What a beautiful masculine card!

  • 16
    Berns says:

    Love the “I Love You So Much” card and the new background text stamp. Also very excited about Click Simple. I have been holding off on buying SCAL but will be making the purchase soon!

  • 17
    patty thomas says:

    Love, love, love it! I love shaped cards and these are just as cute as can be. I will definitely be adding this to my PTI cart and can’t wait to play! Let me add, I love the background stamp, too. The mixture of script and text is so unique. Thanks for bringing shaped cards back into my life!

  • 18
    N. Gagnon says:

    I think Valentine’s Day is a great day to let all the people in our lives know how much we ♥ them! Thanks for sharing so many inspirational projects.

  • 19
    AnneSATX says:

    The card you made for your honey is incredible. Love it. And the Click Simple templates are going to be awesome!

  • 20
    Karen C. says:

    Wow, this is such a clever idea. I love the “guy” card and the card with ribbon. Awesome!

  • 21
    Ngan R. says:

    Beautiful! That card for your husband is just perfect–I might have to imitate it for mine come Valentine’s Day! I can tell Kim and you and your entire team put great thought into this month’s release and I love the outcome! Can’t wait to see more beautiful Valentine themed projects–and make them myself!

  • 22
    Shirley K. says:

    I love the heart window shape cutout card! It definitely can be a challenge to do more masculine cards. I feel like most of my cards are probably too girly to give to a guy.

  • 23
    Melanie says:

    I just love that vintage text in the background set! The samples for the new click simple templates are amazing…I can’t wait for the 15th!!

  • 24
    Michelle L. says:

    I love your masculine card – that is a fantastic color combination!

  • 25
    Sharon D says:

    As always, your projects are totally cute and inspiring! I love the stripes of ribbon and patterned paper. Also love your masculine card!

  • 26
    Janette says:

    I love these ideas. These templates are going to be great!

  • 27
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    Interesting to see the new shaped stuff. Looks like a lot of options in them.

  • 28
    Shannah says:

    wow, I love going back to simple and easy, yet gorgeous cards! can’t wait to try these out, I think the templates are just a fantastic idea!

  • 29
    Lea Lawson says:

    These are just awesome! And I am just LOVING your masculine love card….it is perfect for that special manly man in your life! Kim is a great addition to the team…so glad you snatched her up! 🙂


  • 30
    Mel says:

    Beautiful cards….and I’m so stoked for the heart background basics, this will be a wonderful set to work with, not just for Valentines day!

  • 31
    Chris L says:

    The new background set looks so adorable, and I can’t wait to see and learn more about the Click Simple templates. You guys are trend setters in the industry!

  • 32
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    As per usual the Design Team have come up with some great ideas. Very nice stamp set

  • 33
    Sandye Curry says:

    The masculine card itself makes me want this set! I think masculine cards are much harder to make–and this one is great (as is everything so far!)

  • 34
    Kelly S says:

    I love shaped cards. These will help cut down the time to make them

  • 35
    TinaH says:

    Awesome & creative ideas and products as always! Can hardly wait to see more about how the new card shapes work. Thank you for such great clear instructions and tutorials.

  • 36
    Liz in MO says:

    Love the text background stamp, can’t wait to read what it says! Cute card, I love the cut out. Can’t wait to see what else is made with the new templates.

  • 37
    Clouds says:

    What a great concept! I love that’s it’s easy to cut out and do so many things with it! I love it!

    Clouds 😀

  • 38
    Angela NJ says:

    Be still my heart – if Santa drops these things at my house, it will be a very merry Christmas indeed. Looks like you’re all set to get us in the mood for love on the heels of Christmas spirit. Thanks!

  • 39
    Mary Ashby says:

    Absolutely adorable! Looks like these templates take all the “tough” thinking out of the equation for us — leaving more time to play! Thanks! 😉

  • 40
    Nancy N says:

    The color combination for the masculine card you created is superb. The patterned paper and ribbon heart you created I absolutely love along with the Background Basics Hearts. What will you guys think of next!

  • 41
    Karen H. says:

    I am loving these new templates. The shaped card is so wonderful, and the heart window – so many uses for that!

  • 42
    Judy S says:

    Love the idea of shaped cards and can’t wait to see more. Love your masculine card!

  • 43
    LindaH says:

    These new templates look awesome…I have never tried shaped cards before and I can’t wait… loved the way you used ribbon and scrap pieces for the first heart…it is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!

  • 44
    Mary C says:

    I really like the new template concept. I will be getting these for sure!

  • 45
    Charlene says:

    Oh stop it! You are killing me with this release. 🙂 I just love all of the Valentine’s ideas. And I can’t wait for the availability of SVG templates. Especially, considering I have spent the greater part of this evening cutting out 20 templates for teacher gifts.

  • 46
    Janet says:

    What wonderful projects! I especially love the masculine valentine’s card! I always have trouble making masculine cards. I also love the heart shaped template. Thank you for all you do!

  • 47
    Sarah N. says:

    I LOVE any of your background basics sets! How fun is that text background!?! My fav card today is your take on a masculine Valentine’s Day card! Can’t wait to see the full sets in a couple of days! Thanks for the chance to win – I’ve been wanting Heart Prints for a while now! 🙂

  • 48
    diane mcvey says:

    WOW, this is great! Everything in this release is awesome, as usual!!! How fun all your designs are…just amazing!
    Thank you for the chance to win, too! 😀

  • 49
    Karen Rose says:

    I love your projects and the templates look interesting. Thanks for including a masculine card … always hard to make. I look forward to release night.

  • 50
    Stephanie P says:

    Fantastic to imagine these shapes and reproduce them as downloads. Kim Hughes is brilliant!! The samples you created are so lovely! My favorite template is the word LOVE, I think that would be a terrific valentine or anniversary creation!

  • 51
    Nerina says:

    These new templates look so inspiring! I really loved your masculine card – that vintage text is beautiful! Your “Cupid Heart” card is so happy! Wonderful projects!

  • 52
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    That new text style background looks wonderful. I love those stamps for backgrounds. The new shapes and templates look fun too. Can’t wait to see everything.

  • 53
    Kerry says:

    Wow! I’m amused because I just made a sticky-note cover using that same technique of scraps of paper and ribbon – tonight! I must have been channeling you. 🙂 Everything looks great, and the added text background is wonderful!

  • 54
    C Burke says:

    What colorful and interesting projects! It’s going to be fun to create with this month’s new products!

  • 55
    Natasha says:

    I love the masculine valentine card you created. Your talent amazes me!

  • 56
    Mindy Eggen says:

    What a great new twist to templates! Very excited to get into those next month when everything is “tweeked”. The new stamp sets are wonderful! Your idea of using your left over ribbon is a fantastic idea! I always wondered what to do with that little bit left over on a roll…. thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  • 57
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Your projects are beautiful, as always! I just love your maculine card! The new heart background with the text is going to be a must have set.
    Thank you,

  • 58
    Peyton Baldwin says:

    These are great! And I think you did a fabulous job on a masculine card for V-day. As always, there is SO many possibilities!

  • 59
    Jill H says:

    I love the card templates!

  • 60

    Well, the text strip totally sold me on the background set. Your manly valentine turned out awesome! And that heart card….ooh la la!!

  • 61
    Andrea says:

    The strips of ribbon and paper is awesome. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I, too, enjoy making a shaped card once in a while!

  • 62
    Kristy says:

    These love and hearts templates are going to be so much fun! I love your pretty ribbon heart!

  • 63
    Becs Attwood says:

    Love the shaped cards, & I can always use more background sets! It’s great this set has images & text. And thanks for the masculine card idea – always helpful to have more ideas of cards for the men in our lives.

  • 64
    Kim L says:

    I absolutely love your masculine valentine card. These templates are going to be fun!

  • 65
    shelly k says:

    I love the vintage text…Love just pops from it! The background set is looking amazing!!!

  • 66
    Robb_eeie says:

    I still have Christmas Cards & Tags to be completed, but now my mind and heart is floating around dreaming about heart stamps and heart-shaped cards.

    The *Be My Valentine Templates* has me extremely curious ~~ can’t wait to discover them on the 15th 🙂

  • 67
    Ann Lind says:

    Love all of the projects Thanks for sharing. Ann Lind

  • 68
    Angy Hughes says:

    I really love the look of the Background Basics: Heart – the text is amazing! And the cutout template just really adds so much to the project. You have totally inspired me…

  • 69
    Toni Storie says:

    These are beautiful cards that you have offered up today. I particularly love your masculine valentine because masculine cards are so hard for me, but really necessary!

  • 70
    Val S says:

    The projects are all fabulous! Can’t wait for the release of the new stamp sets and the templates…awesome as usual!

  • 71
    nina says:

    Wow, I {heart} this release! Wonderful sneaks we’re getting with all the hearts. Love that Smokey Shadow/Scarlet Jewel combo – will have to try that soon…

  • 72
    Cheri Howard says:

    What an amazing idea! Love the ribbon-covered card!

  • 73
    Amber Goble says:

    How adorable! Valentine’s are my favorite cards to make!

  • 74

    The shaped cards are so neat! What a clever idea!

  • 75
    Wendy H says:

    I really like the option to pick what file format I like for the templates :).

  • 76
    Melanie Bray says:

    Wow…these look so much fun! The ribbon card DOES just make me want to go and make one now..! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  • 77
    Roxanne J says:

    The text is great and love the idea of using scrapes to finish a template

  • 78
    Deborah (Glitterati) says:

    I love the new templates! The new heart background set is a must have. What an awesome valentine prize package! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  • 79
    Patty W says:

    I am really excited that Kim is now part of the PTI team! The templates look like so much fun and I especially love the masculine card – the colors are very elegant.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Hearts are so much fun!

  • 80
    Elaine says:

    Congrats to Kim for coming up with so many clever looks and that arrow on the heart….love it to bits!

  • 81
    Debbie S says:

    Love the new templates. Your card is perfect for the hubby. What a fun release.

  • 82
    Pam S says:

    This concept is so cool!!! I especially love the heart shaped card with the strips of ribbon and paper. Wicked!

  • 83
    Jenink says:

    the new templates sound very exciting and I know your team will come up with some great ways to use them. Thanks for continuing to explore new ideas PTI.

  • 84
    Courtney says:

    Wow I love that male card – very cool! and that text is awesome:)

  • 85
    sarah johnson says:

    I cannot wait to dive into valentine projects with this month’s releases. i’m prepping my inspirational box (a la mishie)and this new background set will be added ASAP!

  • 86
    Roxanne says:

    The templates are very tempting! I have enjoyed seeing them in action. Very creative! Making me think I could do some of this myself!

  • 87
    Genevieve p says:

    Wow! I love your male card. Neat! All the samples are fab as usual. I love stopping by for the sneak peeks, it’s very exciting! Thanks for another chance to win 🙂

  • 88
    Ange Kelly says:

    Wow! these look fabulous!

  • 89
    Noora says:

    Love all the projects, text background is awesome, all of you guys are so talented!

  • 90
    Julie E says:

    Great samples – the ribbon one is my fave. Great idea to make the shaped cards so versatile for all the hot techniques used today.

  • 91
    Linda R says:

    Your card for David is stunning! I love that the background set is going to include text. I haven’t made the leap to try it yet. Now I can have a taste and see how I like it without committing to a full set.

  • 92
    Sonja says:

    Love what you did with the background stamp on the masculine card, I have to make that one for my husband!!!!

  • 93
    Robbin Clements says:

    I love the Template Collection!! Can’t wait to try it…

  • 94
    ValerieC says:

    Looks like a ton of fun! I can’t wait for the big release! Everything looks so sweet!!!

  • 95
    Alexandra says:

    Wow, I just love your crds anyway but the male card here is just awesome!! The colour combo is great and I lovelovelove the font background!

  • 96
    Alyssa B says:

    hmmm, shape cards, I havent tried one of those in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration, as always, nicole.

  • 97
    Melissa Ladd says:

    The templates are a great idea! I love the text on the hearts background!

  • 98
    Carol says:

    The projects are totally awesome! Your masculine card is great, love the color scheme. I always have a hard time doing masculine cards, thanks for sharing.

  • 99
    Kathleen says:

    Nichole–Valentine’s are my favorite cards to make—I love that you keep making such innovative ways to enjoy this craft and make my projects beautiful~

  • 100
    Margaret C says:

    Oh so pretty !! And versatile !! Love it ! XX

  • 101
    Lisa Swift says:

    Gorgeous! Masculine cards are very hard to create but especially at Valentines. I love the new shapes – they will be so much fun to play with. I think cards that are a little bit different are going to be so 2010!

  • 102
    bonnie says:

    oh I seriously cannot wait for the 15th wow the excitement!! 🙂 Bonnie x

  • 103

    It is soooo hard to make a romantic yet masculine card. You did a great job!! This new set looks awesome!

  • 104
    Susan says:

    The new templates look like fun! Thanks for the new ideas!

  • 105
    Renee S. says:

    Great templates, samples, ideas, colors – great everything! As always, PTI keeps the creativity going.

  • 106
    Heidi S says:

    The Click Simple templates are fantastic! They will be so much fun to use! I can’t wait to have the Hearts Background set. I already loved it but the text you shared today puts it over the top! Your projects are stunning today too.

  • 107
    Cam says:

    I love that PTI is always offering new goals and the tools to accomplish those goals. The templates for the shaped cards is such a great idea.

  • 108
    Ann says:

    Hmm, this looks very interesting. Living in the UK its so frustrating not being able to buy everything I would like every month but downloads makes up for it a bit and allows us ‘foreign’ Papertrey addicts join in all the fun!

  • 109
    Jen A says:

    Wow! I’m going to go broke! This release it full of must have’s! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

  • 110
    Lori V. says:

    Wow! Your masculine card is tremendous! I love your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

  • 111
    Laurie P. says:

    Awesome projects! I really love the color combo on your masculine card, Nichole, and each of the projects shown using these new shapes have been great inspiration. I can’t wait for the release!

  • 112
    Charlie B says:

    The guy card is perfect. The new stamp set looks like alot of fun.

  • 113
    Josiane says:

    I am so glad that you came out with SVG and GSD files. I mass produce cards for family and friends so I try to avoid handcutting whenever possible. Valentine’s Day is one of those card-making/sending occasions so I really appreciate the templates. Love your samples. My favorite stamp in the background set is the text.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 114
    Sallie says:

    A great masculine valentine. I don’t make many, but it’s a stylish ides! : ) Love the new shape templates. I need to get a new printer since my PTI cardstock won’t feed through my current printer.

  • 115
    Melissa McF says:

    Spreading a little love is why I send out the cards I make in the first place – be my valentine shape collection will be used year ’round, not just for Valentine’s Day!

  • 116
    SSR says:

    Love the cards! Beautiful as always.

  • 117
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    Love your sample cards and looking forward to what the Click Simple templates can do for me!

  • 118
    Terri E. says:

    What fun new ideas!

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 119
    Donna says:

    Gorgeous projects! It seems that each month I think maybe this will be a down-month for my wallet, but you guys can’t stop the wonder! The templates have such a WOW factor!

  • 120
    Teresa says:

    These templates would be awesome. I have never had a good play with shaped cards.

  • 121
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    I totally agree about masculine Valentines cards. It is difficult to come up with one. Thanks for sharing.

  • 122

    These templates are ao cute and the projects are amazing!!!

  • 123
    Dorothy says:

    Super projects!

  • 124
    Dana F. says:

    I love the addition of the vintage text stamp to set! Kim’s templates look amazing and so easy to assemble – I can’t wait to see more 🙂

  • 125
    Helen F. says:

    Love the shape card concept. These projects are adorable. The masculine card is awesome! Thanks for inspiring us with your fun ideas.

  • 126
    Maureen says:

    What great projects you made for today! I especially love the masculine card, it is difficult to make ‘manly’ cards!! How interesting the template collection is. It looks so versatile, I can’t wait to try one!!

  • 127
    Mary Duffek says:

    How cool is that! Love Kim Hughes and what an awesome combo…KH and PTI! Whoo Hooo for us.

    Love these new templates.

    Thanks for all the inspiriation!

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    Tracy Engel says:

    Beautiful samples, love the templates. I have been a huge fan of Kim for a long time. You have an amazing group of design team members!!! Love it all, I can’t wait until the 15th

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    jaime aldridge says:

    shaped cards?! how cute is that?! can’t wait to try them out! you are doing just a fantastic job this release. so many new things! i couldn’t wait to see what you had instore for us every morning! love the heart background basics. thank you for your incredible mind!!

  • 130
    Erin says:

    I LOVE the ribbon/scrap paper heart you created! So FUN!

  • 131
    Karen M. says:

    These templates are great!! I love the new direction you are going in.

  • 132
    jeanette says:

    Thank you for the masculine card example. That is my biggest struggle! Your creativity amazes me!!! 🙂

  • 133
    Linda W says:

    Another great sneak peek. The samples are fabulous. And the new background set is definitely calling out to me.

  • 134
    Mimi D says:

    WOW! Ideas are dancing around in my head. Can’t wait to get started!

  • 135
    Roni Caffrey says:

    I am in awe of the cards and other paper crafted items that are shown on this site. Your design team is amazing! I am fairly new to this site, so my wish list is huge! Santa better think I was an awfully good girl this year!

  • 136
    Betty Benton says:

    What a fun set!! So much that you can do with it! Love your ideas for projects. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize package!

  • 137
    Mimi says:

    so excited to see the template section expand! can’t wait to see what you come up with each month!!

  • 138
    Sandy Kay says:

    I’m glad I keep my scraps of ribbon – what a clever way to use them! I too, have trouble coming up with Valentine’s for my hubby – I may just case this one for his card for this upcoming Valentine’s day!

  • 139
    Maureen L says:

    once again its amazing. I love the background basics set and the templates look incredible as well!

  • 140
    Quirky says:

    Very clever!
    I think it will be one of those sets everyone needs 🙂

  • 141
    Karen says:

    Fabulous cards, Nichole, and you’ve done it again with the Click Simple templates. What a great giveaway, too!

  • 142
    Beth Bo. says:

    Beautiful projects!

  • 143
    Lynne says:

    Another day of great samples! I can’t believe that I am so excited for Valentine’s day (thanks to all of you)! Maybe Santa will bring me the “I want it all” option this month…it is going to be too hard to choose!

  • 144
    Shelly says:

    It’s hard to be excited about Valentine’s Day in Dec……but you’ve made it happen!!
    Looks like we’ll have the jump on Feb. :-)Super fun ideas!

  • 145
    Kristin says:

    Fabulous… you keep outdoing yourself!

  • 146
    Barb W says:

    WOW, what a post. I can’t believe all the goodies in this one. Your masculine card is so perfect – I’m heading back to the beginning and re-read it all. So much to take in this morning. Can’t wait until the 15th!!

  • 147
    Avril Tanner says:

    Oh these templates and the stamp set look so cool! I can not wait to see what they are like in person! I just love all the samples the Design Team provide each month along with the release! Thank you so much for all the wonderful inpiration that goes along with the poducts!

  • 148
    Sarah H says:

    I love the background basics and am really interested in the digital templates although I don’t have a Cricut or any digital paper cutter for that matter. I’m wondering if I won’t be as happy cutting the templates out myself. Oh well, I’ll just have to experiment, right??? Love the masculine card!

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    Anette Eakins says:

    I really, really, really like your masculine card! And the text strip background looks wonderful – can’t wait to see the whole set.

  • 151
    Penny D. says:

    The artwork posted in amazing!

  • 152
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Very cool ideas. Having the shaped cards already planned out makes it so much easier to be creative!!

  • 153
    Vivian says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for including an idea for a masculine card. I cannot wait for the release date!

  • 154
    Stephanie Washburn says:

    Oh- these templates look so great! I can’t wait to try them out! And Background Basics: Hearts! A MUST HAVE SET! Thanks again!

  • 155
    esther says:

    I love the ribbons on the heart. Great way to use too short ribbon scraps.

  • 156
    JennF. says:

    I love the shaped card! I can’t wait to see what else Kim comes up with for templates in the future! I also love the text stamp : )

  • 157
    Jamie Greene says:

    Very nice I am going to love the background collection! I would love to win this prize pack I have had the heart prints and the punches in my cart for almost a month now! You did and excellent job of making a masculine card! I always have a hard time with that and your is fabulous!

  • 158
    Julie Smith (grace01) says:

    Gosh! you guys think of everything!!! i feel like a “pampered stamper”! LOL. I am totally swooning on the valentine text also! I can hardly wait to get my hands on it.

  • 159
    Sheena B says:

    Both projects are just gorgeous! I feel a CASE coming on!

  • 160
    Laura says:

    I’m excited about these shaped templates! I admire shaped cards, but haven’t ever made any — what fun! I’ve got to try making one of those ribbon cards — I might try making a Christmas tree one (even I can cut out a triangle, right? 😉 )

  • 161
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Way to Go, KIM! These are fantastic, and you showcased them to perfection, Nichole!

  • 162
    Carla Grace, Middleburg, Florida says:

    The new templates are such a neat concept and what a nice price!! Can’t wait to see the reveal.

  • 163
    yvette says:

    The projects are so inspiring but I really like the templates as well to use with different projects…..

  • 164
    Mindy says:

    Thanks for showing us how to create the card with the strips of ribbon & paper. When I first saw it, I thought that it was gorgeous but too hard for me to do. Once you explained it and showed the pictures, I thought – wow, I can do that! The masculine card is perfect. Romantic yet manly.

  • 165
    Kristy says:

    Love the new templates! Going to be a lot of fun playing with those!

  • 166
    Loydine says:

    The card templates seem like they will be very versatile and a great value. Love that Love template card!! And, the BB-Hearts is just the best Valentine backgrounder. I may have to make my hubby a card for every day so I can use everything!

  • 167
    kara says:

    It’s really great to finally have so many options for using templates. Print and cut is great, but digital cutting truly makes them quick and easy to make and to mass produce!! Can’t wait to have these files in my collection!

  • 168
    Tracy says:

    i love shape cards but don’t make them enough – with these templates it would make it soooo easy! love all the stamps and would love to get my valentines underway soon too!

  • 169
    Anya says:

    Wow, I am really excited about these templates! Shaped cards are something I don’t normally do – but with all the thought that has been put into these templates it will be so easy! Thanks for the expansion of your templates in this direction!

  • 170
    Wendy Beck says:

    The shaped cards are adorable and will work perfectly for large amounts of Valentine cards.

  • 171
    Janelle says:

    I’m very “untechnilogical” so these templates, while really cute, scare me a little. Love the projects that I’ve seen, though, so I may have to leave my little box of safety and try them out!

  • 172

    Love, love, love the hearts!

  • 173
    Linda says:

    I can already tell that this release is going to be one of my favorites. I love Valentine’s Day and this release truly seems to have something for everyone! I love the new shaped template concept.


  • 174
    Susie Johnson says:

    As usual, I am in awe of all your talent. Love the masculine card and the heart card with ribbons. I can’t wait until the 15th.

  • 175
    Loydene says:

    This sounds like an exciting concept — my eye was caught by her “Love” template … that may have been an early peek?!

  • 176
    Sherry says:

    Everything is sooo wonderful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects!

  • 177
    Holly says:

    How fun! These look like some wonderful templates for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries and “just because” cards.

  • 178
    donna calamari says:

    My head is spinning from all the new wonderful products!!! I just love the IN SHAPE templates — what a great idea. And, of course, all of the PTI background basics add so much to a design layout. FABULOUS projects too!

  • 179
    mandy says:

    what a great idea I can’t wait to see this months reveal.

  • 180
    Kelly Pitzlin says:

    Nichole, what a great spin on the templates! I am very much like you, never using shaped cards, but I think I may become addicted! I also loved your masculine card today, I struggle with that also! You knocked another one out of the park!

  • 181

    Gosh, that card for David is gorgeous! What a great template Kim! I also love Michelle’s projects…she can never do just one… I love it!! Can’t wait to get back to my roots too.

  • 182
    Kathyc on SCS says:

    You are going to make creating Valentines so easy this year with all these fun new products, especially the wonderful, shaped templates for cards!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 183
    Chris Cross says:

    Love the new template concept! So cute!

  • 184
    Rebecca says:

    Love, Love, Love the shape card concept. This is going to be a great Valentine’s Day!

  • 185
    care-in says:

    Very inspiring…thank you! I {heart} templates! I absolutely love all the choices PTI gives.

  • 186
    Lisa mosher says:

    these are great samples love the background hearts and text set, I also like the masculine card color combo and the ribbon strips are a great idea thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win!

  • 187

    I love the card you made for your husband!
    The ribbon card is so sweet and you could use that same concept on so many cards!

  • 188
    Amy Coose says:

    Your projects never cease to amaze me!!! LOVE this new set!

  • 189

    That ribbon card is GORGEOUS! And stitching templates? I LOVE it – what a cool idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 190
    Pamm says:

    I am holding my breath every day to see what you girls have come up with! The templates are awesome! Can’t wait to play!

  • 191
    Sue D says:

    very cool shaped cards and I really like the masculine card.

  • 192
    ER says:

    Love the heart shapes – hope there’s more shaped cards to come!

  • 193
    Lisa Henke says:

    just fabulous and another great addition to the PTI lineup! super cute cards, love ’em all!

  • 194
    Deb says:

    The masculine card was surely my favorite of your projects, but I’m also excited about the new templates. Great job!

  • 195
    Mia says:

    The masculine card is great, & I LOVE the new background text… really a beautiful combo of font styles… so different!

  • 196
    Peg C. says:

    oh dear, I’m in trouble! You have too much cute stuff! I’m in love with the text background, & can really use the masculine card and the card template The templates are really interesting to me…

  • 197
    Chelle says:

    super fun! I love that ribbon-covered card!

  • 198

    This looks like alot of fun and I sure do have ribbon scraps I can use up to cover some card bases. What a great idea!

  • 199
    Kathy D says:

    Great idea with the templates. All the guesswork is taken away. Really makes things so much easier.

  • 200
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    I am loving that script background stamp, so clever to use quotes all about love! I can’t wait to see the reveal!

  • 201
    Sara Paschal says:

    Very cute how you laid out the ribbon for the heart card. Great projects and shape downlaods.

  • 202
    Julia Aston says:

    Wow – these new templates look so interesting and versatile! Love the Valentine’s you have created here Nichole!

  • 203
    Penny J. says:

    Love it ALL!

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    Pam says:

    I love the way you popped your image with the use of the white gel pen to outline your masculine card. It also reinforced to me that details like this don’t need to be symmetrical or exact in where they stop and start to look OK. The color choices are a great combination for that masculine feel that you wanted. Thanks for sharing!

  • 205

    simply stunning, as always! I love all these ideas for valentines!!

  • 206
    Lee Anne says:

    Great projects today and I love the shapes! Can’t wait to see what everyone does with those and to see what more the DT comes up with for the Click Simple line. I also love all the text backgrounds you have brought to us! I didn’t even think there would be one with the hearts background…pure brilliance!

  • 207
    Tiffany Johnson says:

    wow. love the valentine card. love the fact that heart and arrow stand up. can’t wait to see it all!!

  • 208
    Mandy Kirk says:

    Wow how fun, love it! Thanks for the idea for a “man” card, it was awesome and those are always hard to come up with!

  • 209
    amber r. says:

    oh, how fun! i love all the options this provides!

  • 210
    Laura.K says:

    I love that masculine card. Is so beautiful.

  • 211
    Ginny Schleich says:

    I have never used shaped cards before but I definitely want to try that heart shaped card out! Love all the leftovers you used to make a beautiful card!

  • 212
    tanna says:

    Looks like you are opening up a whole new world of card making possibilities. Cannot wait to see the templates! I also love the text backgrounds with a love theme. It will have many uses.

  • 213
    Regan says:

    I am in such AWE of these cute!!

  • 214

    Can’t wait to see more of the background basics set! The templates look pretty cool too.

  • 215
    Lori W says:

    I often see fun shaped cards in magazines and struggle with recreating them. Kim’s new template downloads sounds right up my alley. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with.

  • 216

    The new templates look cool! Love your masculine card! Wow!

  • 217
    Rikka D says:

    Wow! Such fun projects today…..thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 218

    Wonderful samples–especially love your masculine card. Kim’s templates look fabulous–great addition to the PTI line!

  • 219
    Colleen says:

    I love the card you created with your scraps of ribbon and paper! So sweet and fabulous! Looking forward to playing with these templates and background stamps!

  • 220
    Andrea says:

    I love that masculine card that you created! It’s perfect for any dh! Great giveaway, too!

  • 221
    Teresa says:

    Wow, those card templates look so fun! And I *love* the new heart background set!!! What a neat idea to include the script!!!!!

  • 222
    Clare P. says:

    awesome – the ribbon idea is so cool! definitely going to try that out! 🙂

  • 223
    Tracey says:

    LOVE both of these releases!!! Your cards are such wonderful inspiration and teases all at the same time 🙂

  • 224
    lynn says:

    a very thought provoking concept, these templates, nichole! i love the versability of them.

  • 225
    Patty Chalas says:

    I love the masculine card you made… fantastic color combination!!

  • 226
    Tammy Harp says:

    Holy Cow… I can hardly wait to get started! Come on, December 15th!

  • 227
    Denise says:

    Wow, very pretty love the new templates! They will be so fun to play with, I can’t wait! Thanks for keeping up with the times!! Denise

  • 228
    LeAnn says:

    I totally adore the background stamp with the words. I have wanted to try the background texts and didn’t know if I would want them or not. This is the PERFECT solution. Papertrey at it again!!

  • 229
    Janice says:

    I really like all the possibilities that this new set provides. I especially liked your masculine card. Those are always the hardest for me!

  • 230
    Laurel S says:

    Looks like so much fun! I LOVE your masculine card!

  • 231
    Paula Laird says:

    So cool! Love your ribbon card!

  • 232

    Fun, fun!! And I especially like the idea of a text strip in the Background Basics: Hearts set! To quote Taco Mayo, “That was unexpected!”

  • 233
    Angela H. says:

    Love today’s projects! I’m excited about the re-sizing option on the template files! And the background set is definitely a must-have! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  • 234
    Anika B. says:

    Oh, what to buy?!? Instead of checking things off my list, it just keeps growing! Thanks for more great products and inspiration!

  • 235
    Rose antonopoulos says:

    I love the ribbon striped paper!! This is the set I was most excited to see and I’m not dissapointed!!

  • 236
    Carrie T says:

    Everything is amazing, but I have to say that masculine card is GREAT! The colors and the style really appeal and I’m sure that your husband will love it!

  • 237
    Terri Bills says:

    How adorable. I am so excited for all the Valentine items. I just love making little things for this time of year.

  • 238
    marilyn says:

    As always…I love the projects you show… love the new sets and templates. Can’t wait until the 15th!

  • 239
    Janis says:

    Loving these hearts! Can’t wait to see the full set of Background Basics!

  • 240
    Kathy W says:

    Love your samples and projects. I can’t wait for the release!

  • 241
    Jennifer Bradley says:

    These projects are gorgeous!!!

  • 242
    jan metcalf says:

    Awesome idea with the ribbons! There are so many possibilities with digital…..

  • 243
    Tabby says:

    Those are great! I love the new lovey background text!

  • 244
    Susan McRae says:

    Lovely heart cards! The ribbon one is so pretty!

  • 245
    TracyTracy says:

    These projects are wonderful – I almost (almost !!) would hurry this Christmas thing along to get to V-day – except I have an idea that Santa might have some PTI for my stocking this year…. and I need some time to enjoy that!

  • 246
    Rosemary D says:

    I have never really been into making valentines, but all the new sets and ideas coming out this month make me want to sit down and make some!! The templates look fabulous!

  • 247
    Deb Curtis says:

    SO cute! I’m very excited for the release tomorrow night.

  • 248

    I am so excited about these new templates. I’ve been debating getting a Cricut and I think you just gave me a great reason to go ahead with this purchase. Thanks Nichole!!!

  • 249
    Alyssa S says:

    Wow! I <3 that valentine card for your husband!! Your ribbon/paper strips card is adorable too! These new templates look like a ton of fun

  • 250
    Lisa says:

    These samples are fantastic! I am loving the different options available with the downloads…having the piercing option is a great idea! The masculine card is my favourite…so clean and simple! Love it!

  • 251
    Laura M says:

    These projects are simply gorgeous. I especially love the first one with ribbons and patterned paper, the heart with an arrow through it! I can’t wait to get my hands on more of these supplies to try them out. My Papertrey wish list is getting longer all the time!! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 252
    Sharon says:

    pretty projects-Hurry dec. 15th ;D

  • 253
    Dawn Nikol says:

    I’m over the moon that Kim is a part of the PTI team! She’s so creative and has such great ideas. These templates are amazing & I love the examples you’ve created for us. I can’t wait until the full release!!

  • 254
    KristenA says:

    Wow! Kim’s templates are so cute! And I love the elegant look on your Valentine card, Nichole! Perfect as it’s not too girly! And that background text–be still my heart!

  • 255
    Connie Fisher says:

    I love the templates, the background basics and your cards! They will be great additions to my ever growing PT collection. Can’t wait to get them all and start on my Valentines!

  • 256
    Elizabeth Guerra says:

    Super cute! Love the cut-outs!

  • 257
    Patty J says:

    So many possibilities – so many colors to try them all in. Fabulous!

  • 258

    The new templates are amazing. The projects that you made with them are so innovative and stunning. I love following your blog because I love all of the new ideas that you give me for using my basic supplies…ideas that I’d never think of on my own. I have a Cricut with the Design Studio software, but I may have to invest in Sure Cuts A Lot after seeing your new template format!

  • 259
    Melanie D. says:

    Absolutely fantastic! I just love kim’s templates and the projects you made with them are awesome!

  • 260
    Myrna says:

    I have been tempted by a couple of the downloads and have not tried them yet, but these adorable Valentines are going to make me take the plunge! Love the samples, especially the masculine card you made for David! Can’t wait to get my hands on the background stamps – LOVE the one with the text, I am so addicted to words! Thanks so much for always coming up with such great products and ideas on how to use them.

  • 261
    wendy mcgaffey says:

    whow what another great release can’t wait to get my hands on some

  • 262

    I absolutely love the Background Basics line, and am thrilled that Hearts has been included! Love, love, love that text strip!! I am intrigued by the new line of In Shape templates. Very curious about how to re-size and use the mirror images. Can’t wait for the upcoming tutorials that will show us how to use all the different formats!

  • 263
    Ted says:

    I love the masculine Valentine’s card and especially that cut-out window. Gorgeous!

  • 264
    Kelly B says:

    Ohmygosh …. just beautiful! I love the shaped cards and especially can’t wait to try building the background with paper and ribbons. What will you think of next?!

  • 265
    Barbara V says:

    Awesome templates! And your projects are, as always, over the top.

  • 266

    I love the direction you are going with all of this. And I LOVVE the ribbon card. Always such beautiful work. Can’t wait till the release!

  • 267
    Christine Rogus says:

    This is just a fantastic release!! I have been itching to get my hands on some Valentine’s day stamps. Believe it or not I don’t have any. I would love to add these to my stash of stamps!! They look so fun to use!!!

  • 268
    Nancy L. says:

    I just “LOVE” the card you made for your hubby! The shapes are just so adorable! Can’t wait to play with some of these goodies!

  • 269
    Sara Spencer says:

    Love the shaped cards! That looks like a lot of fun and a refreshing change from the basic card shape.

  • 270
    Charmaine says:

    Love the card you created for David. Would love to replicate it!


  • 271
    Janet B says:

    I just LOVE this! It’s definitely going to be in my cart.

  • 272
    Kari D says:

    I am so thrilled with the new templates. How fun that they can be used as elements on cards as well as shapes FOR cards. Love the projects on everyone’s blogs using the hearts backgrounds! SO wonderful to have the perfect background stamp to go with all of the heart images for anniversaries, wedding, and engagement cards as well as Valentine’s Day! What a wonderful prize today as well!

  • 273
    Barb Moyer says:

    These are amazing! I love the samples! The ribbon stripes are my fav!
    Barb M.

  • 274
    Alanna says:

    What fun templates. I love how you made the heart with all the ribbon lengths on your first card.

  • 275
    Debbie Lee says:

    What a fun new addition to some already fun stamp sets! Love it!! 🙂

  • 276
    Alison Yarrish says:

    I love the maculine card idea! What great templates! Thanks PTI!

  • 277
    Joan Schmaltz says:

    It’s hard for me to imagine how you are able to come up with such great products each month. I allot myself a sizeable amount to spend at Papertrey each month. Yikes!! I might just have to raise that amount. Thanks for all your wonderful work.

  • 278
    Wendy says:

    The shaped cards look fun & easy- love it!

  • 279
    Cindy Marquis says:

    I can not wait to try the new card styles. Great work!

  • 280
    Kristina says:

    I love how you use your scraps. I haven’t tried this yet. The templates are very cute. I am excited about the SVG files!

  • 281
    Karin says:

    Amazing projects and the new heart shaped templates are so innovative! Another winner!

  • 282
    Katerfly says:

    Love how you used up your scraps to create the first card. I sometimes forget about my scrap ribbon pieces. And the colour combination for the masculine card is wonderful.

  • 283
    Ally V. says:

    I just love the card you created for David! I cannot wait for the hearts background set!

  • 284
    Karen L says:

    Love the ribbon/paper idea using scor-tape. I have a question about printing the templates – what printer do you have? I have two HPs and I cannot get them to work with any of the PTI cardstock. The paper is front fed and james the printer. I have to go across town to a Kinko’s and I would rather print at home. Am I doing something wrong?

  • 285
    Jennifer S. says:

    I love all of today’s projects… Fabulous!

  • 286
    BethieJ says:

    Oh I am LOVING all the hearts this month!! Love the new templates too! How FUN!! So cant wait to PLAY!!! Off to check out what the creative DT shared with us!!

  • 287
    Kelly Braund says:

    I’m loving the hearts background set! I was very excited as soon as I first saw the hint abut it, it’s a perfect addition to all the other PTI backgrounds I have & I canj’t wait to add it to my collection!

  • 288
    Theresa says:

    As soon as I saw the sneak peak with the basic hearts background I knew that would be a must have for me! I can’t wait to order mine tomorrow night!

  • 289
    Marianne says:

    Perfect –what else needs to be said?

  • 290
    Ann H. says:

    I love the idea of the shaped cards. I can see myself getting hooked.

  • 291
    Allison B says:

    Wow! Totally amazing and inspiring projects! I never would have thought to make a shaped card covered in ribbon but it’s stunning! That masculine card is amazing too – I find them so difficult but you’ve got it mastered!

  • 292
    Renee W. says:

    Wow! I am so excited about this release! I adore all things related to Valentines Day and I cannot wait to get my hands on these wonderful new sets. Awesome job, ladies 🙂

  • 293
    Mary Ann Hounsell says:

    I love them all – but my favourite has to be the text background – you are all so creative – and that allows me to be creative with your designs!

  • 294
    Carmen says:

    Beautiful cards!

  • 295
    LouAnn says:

    What a great masculine card. Love the use of ribbon on the shaped cards.

  • 296
    Nita says:

    Always in need of ways to use scraps, I love the card you made. And there are few masculine ideas out there, too. So thanks!

  • 297
    Donelda says:

    this is such an exciting new feature to look forward to each month!! I love your projects!

  • 298
    Mary H says:

    The new templates look fantastic! I recently bought a Silhouette and am looking forward adding to my design stash!

  • 299
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Valentines, Hearts, Sweet Sentiments were all a definite NO for me… well… that is, until I kept reading all about this release. You could entice the meanest, nastiest person alive to become sweet and loving with all your tutorials on these hearts! Love the ribbon card – just so colorful and fun! There goes my wallet again — empty!

  • 300
    Lori Hofferbert (loricabo) says:

    The card templates are so exciting. I haven’t done shaped cards before, so I especially appreciate how easy the templates will make the process. Your masculine card is stunning!

  • 301

    Your shaped card is simply amazing; it looks much more complex than it really is.
    I also adore the masculine card you made, I can’t believe how “polished” the card looks with just the addition of a simple white line.
    I am just in awe of all of the projects you come up with, and your products CANNOT be beat.
    Papertrey Ink is without a doubt my favorite. company. EVER.
    Thank you so much for all you’ve done this month, and all you do every month.

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    Jeni says:

    What a great set of templates! This idea is such a great addition. I can’t wait to see what new ones are introduced each month.

  • 304
    carmen says:


  • 305
    Becky H says:

    I love the idea of Click Simple. Your cards are so elegant yet seem easy to make. Love it!

  • 306
    Inkylin says:

    Ok I am so ready for somethihg other than Christmas cards. Love hearts anyway.

    thanks much

  • 307
    Karen Ramsey says:

    It’s so much fun to see the beautiful samples that you all come up with. It helps get the creative ideas flowing. I just love the masculine card. It’s just perfect for the special man in my life.

  • 308
    Belinda says:

    Totally adorable! 🙂 Love the text in the background set and the samples for the new templates are awesome! 🙂

  • 309
    Melissa F. says:

    The templates look great can’t wait to give them a try. I also love the text stamp included in the heart background stamps.

  • 310
    Amanda says:

    The new templates look fab! I love how your used strips of ribbon and paper to make the heart shaped card. It’s gorgeous! I also very much like that a text background is also included with the BB:Hearts. I can’t believe there is only one more day until the release! Woo-Hoo! Can’t wait to place my order.

  • 311
    Amber E says:

    I really like that a text strip was included in the Background set. I also really adore the paper. The designs are so cute. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

  • 312
    Stephanie S. says:

    Although I am not usually a “hearts” person, the unique PTI take on the theme has converted me. I look forward to seeing more of these new products.

  • 313
    Beth M. says:

    Love all the valentine’s goodies this year! Patiently waiting for the 15th. 🙂

  • 314

    Loads of possibilites ! Can’t wait to see more

  • 315
    liz says:

    I love how you can use the templates for more than just packaging now! The cards are amazing, especially the heart shaped one!

  • 316
    Jana says:

    WOW! Love these projects, and the new templates look like lots of fun!! Can’t wait to play with them all!

  • 317
    Regina M says:

    Very fun new templates! I love that ribboned project. What a terrific idea.

  • 318
    Linda E says:

    What a fabulous masculine card. I absolutely love it!

  • 319
    Cindy Vernon says:

    How fun. I can’t wait to play with these!

  • 320
    Jennifer S says:

    I was a little worried about the templates, with Lauren “retiring” from PTI. But these new templates are fantastic!!! Kim did a fabulous job with them. I think I may just need to get a Cricut so I can get the svg file versions of the templates from now on!! Thank you!

  • 321
    Sara says:

    So inspiring and beautiful {as always}! Love it all….

  • 322
    alyssa Pappas says:

    I adore your masculine card you made today! These shapes look like pure fun to play with I’ve been getting really excited all week seeing the design team’s and Kim’s projects using them! Hope I win!

  • 323
    Michelle I. says:

    Amazing projects! Love the templates!

  • 324
    SMK says:

    such amazing projects! so unique, love it!!

  • 325
    Melisa Hunter says:

    Such cute ideas for Valentine’s Day cards! What a great prize! So many of your stamp sets work so well together!

  • 326

    I love all things “hearts” so to me this is a great collection!!!

  • 327
    Laraine R says:

    Love this set!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • 328
    Maureen P says:

    wow! interesting idea…I’m looking forward to seeing more of these.

  • 329
    Merry Sixt says:

    I love anything valentines. Your projects are totally inspiring!

  • 330
    Joyce says:

    Very cute, love the ribbon. So festive!

  • 331
    Kathy says:

    The ribbon striped project is so fun and different! Love it.

  • 332
    Karen says:

    Love that mixed font background!! And I think you totally nailed the masculine Valentine/I love you card!!! Looks like a lot of heart filled fun this week! :>

  • 333
    Julie says:

    Very cute and I love anything for Valentine’s day! Love hearts!

  • 334
    Sandra B. says:

    I love the shape templates you will be offering. I think it’s great that you’ll be offering your templates in svg format. Thank you! The new Background Basics set will be a must have for me. Love the “love text”!

  • 335
    Heather M says:

    How sweet is this idea!! I love getting Valentine’s cards- and love giving them, too. These ideas will make it a breeze 🙂

  • 336
    Michelle Michael says:

    The new templates are so creative and work perfectly with the new stamps & paper!

  • 337
    Martha says:

    Love the options with the templates. Very innovative. How exciting for you as a creator and us as your customers!

  • 338
    Jessica says:

    Wowee – I just love your masculine card! Text background stamps are always so much fun.

  • 339
    Lynda says:

    What wonderfull cards! Can’t wait for the new templates. So versatile.

  • 340
    Harriet Skelly says:

    Great projects – I love the templates that I’ve seen and they look easy to use! I definitely want to get these and try them out.

  • 341
    Kimberly S says:

    The smokey shadow, white, and scarlet jewel combo is fantastic, and the “Love” template is so neat! I’d never try that wothout have a printable template.

  • 342
    Rhonda says:

    Love the new background text stamps!! December is flying to fast for me but I’m glad the Papertrey team is ahead of the calendar so I’m ready for next year.

  • 343
    librarylinda8 says:

    Pink and red…two of my favorite colors! Loved all the examples. Thanks for sharing.

  • 344
    elana k says:

    Totally in love with that love text background and I am inspired to maybe try a shaped card…Fabulous samples, as usual!

  • 345

    Love both of the previews! And your cards are amazing! The heart-ribbon one is beautiful, and the masculine one is perfect.

  • 346
    Lori M says:

    I am so excited about the new backround set!!! Your projects are outstanding Nichole and I love the color combo for you husbands valentine!!

  • 347
    Kris says:

    I just love everyone’s ideas! All of you are amazing with what you come up with. Just when I think I can live without something, someone comes up with yet another tempting idea and I have to change my mind!

  • 348
    Kristina says:

    What a nifty idea. The project samples were amazing to day, Nichole! I loved your masculine carde with the reversed heart… What a fantastic idea!

  • 349
    Allison says:

    I am excited to see a text strip in the background set. The shaped cards will add a whole new element to my card making abilities!

  • 350
    Brenda says:

    Such choices, such possibilities; it all looks great!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • 351
    Denise Erickson says:

    I love the masculine card as they can be so challenging. These templates look very versitle and I can see how you will use them over and over. I also love that they come in different formats.

  • 352
    caroline says:

    I just had to bloghop on over here from Dawn’s blog when I saw the background stamp. It’s going to be on its’ way to me very very soon.
    thanks again for the inspiration, as always your creations are amazing

  • 353
    Carol R says:

    I’m absolutely LOVING this new concept! Your cards are always the best. These templates just add another dimension for all of us to create with.

  • 354

    Love the new templates and all of the sample cards. I am going to have to add these new PTI items to my Christmas wish list!

  • 355
    Anne says:

    love all of the valentine’s projects! very pretty and pink!

  • 356
    Jameela Banu says:

    ohhhh… sweet!!!! love ur cards!!!

  • 357
    Cassi says:

    Can’t wait for the release this month – so many different styles!

  • 358
    pam Davis says:

    Love the new templates!! Can’t wait to download them.

  • 359
    Monica Jantz says:

    I’m loving the new templates that Papertrey is introducing this month! It will be so much fun to be able to create cards (and projects) that aren’t just the normal A2 size! Love the background you created with ribbon and paper and the masculine card is just divine! I think I might have to CASE it for my sweetie!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 360
    Kathy G says:

    I love the color combination and the design of the masculine card.

  • 361
    Annette S says:

    I love the shaped cards and am very excited that they will be available in svg files. Thanks for all of the ideas!

  • 362
    Suzanne Daniels says:

    You guys just rock. Each month you come up with the most fantastic stamps and as always, they are so interchangeable with all our other papertrey goodies. They are just the most perfect stamps. My youngest daughter and I are already in the midst of stamping her Christmas treats for school and I showed her the valentine set, that’s all she has talked about. Keep up the good work.

  • 363
    pegg says:

    This is a very cool idea ! I love how there are different formats. The stitching one interests me a lot!! Love your samples.

  • 364
    Marica G. says:

    These templates look like so much fun and I can’t wait to see more ideas using them! I love your creativity and innovation… always inspiring!

  • 365
    Cheri Mosgrove says:

    Oh these are FUN! I’m a big Kim Hughes fan so this is a great addition to PTI! Thanks so much!

  • 366
    MelissaT says:

    Great colour combinations once again. I love the ribbon card – it’s so cheerful and the little details to help it stand are a nice touch!

  • 367
    Angela says:

    I love it. The projects are so cute!

  • 368
    Barbara M says:

    Great idea making card templates/ designs this is what we really could use more. So now I will reading the “click easy” to really see how easy is easy! I love this small change going onat PTI keep my intrest up. Thanks.

  • 369
    Jan Ledman says:

    Loving all the Valentine ideas and can’t wait to try the new downloads!

  • 370
    Jannette E says:

    Nice templates!! I really like your samples! thanks or a chance to win!

  • 371
    Alice Roushia says:

    Love all the samples!!! Great ideas with the templates

  • 372
    Kelly says:

    Love your card for David. A beautiful masculine design that I’m probably going to copy. Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 373
    Shay says:

    I love those new templates–really an extraordinary contribution to Papertrey Ink’s already awesome products! I also love the new script in the new backgrounds basics. Another winner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 374

    Beautiful! Give’s me ideas to look forward to, once this holiday season is done.. great job!

  • 375
    Sheila A says:

    Everything looks so wonderful!!! The masculine card is a great idea.

  • 376
    julie coit says:

    Once again you gals rock! The great ideas u all come up with blow my mind! Keep up the good work and we will keep buying!!!!

  • 377
    see mary stamp says:

    Excited about the variety of template designs coming our way. Glad to see you included another text background in the Background Basics: Heart collection.

  • 378
    Jeanne says:

    How fun to see some of these new templates! I especially love the masculine card idea! Putting many of the fun Papertrey Ink sets and ideas together! Thank you. I am so eager for this release to come!

  • 379
    JenniferCR says:

    I love the idea of shaped cards! The masculine card you made was my favorite! I always have a hard time with those so I was happy to see you “tackle” that card and share it with all of us! =)

  • 380
    Karen c/ny says:

    These templates look like they will be fun to use. I have always enjoyed the timeless templates so I’m sure this will be no exception.

  • 381
    Julie Masse says:

    Such pretty projects! The templates look like fun and the new Background set is so wonderful!!

  • 382
    Michelle says:

    Oh be still my heart!
    Love it all!

    Michelle Benoit

  • 383
    Kim FAucher says:

    completely amazing.. I am actually really excited about this shapes thing.. I think they will be much more versatile and easy to use than some of the previous templates.. I just invested in a scoring board which will make folds much easier!!

  • 384

    I can pretty much say I “heart” it all!! (insert cheesy joke groan here…) Thanks for sharing these awesome projects Nichole!

  • 385
    mrstran says:

    I’m so excited for EVERYTHING in this set. I cannot wait until the 15th!

  • 386
    Nica says:

    I think I’m gonna really like the new concept of the templates! I think they’ll be great to use as accents on scrapbooking pages too! I can’t wait to try them out!

  • 387
    Corina T says:

    I’m loving the click simple templates and everything you showed in this post. I can’t wait to get started on the Valentines Day projects!

  • 388
    Susan Winslett says:

    Wow. Can’t think of much else to say! So excited for the new template formats and options. May have to break down and buy a Cricut soon… The card you made for your hubby is *perfect*. Looking forward to making one myself!

  • 389
    Melissa Cox says:

    Really, really love the masculine card today. I too struggle with making masculine cards so thanks for the beautiful example!

  • 390
    Karie B says:

    I love the shaped cards! Thanks for sharing something that I could never come up with on my own. Can’t wait to play with this one.

  • 391
    cynthia says:

    I’ve been a Kim Hughes fan for a while now so I was so excited to see her join PTI. This looks like an interesting concept can’t wait to try it out. Thanks Cynthia

  • 392
    Katie M says:

    So cute! I love the versatility and would love to play with these!

  • 393
    Nancy M says:

    Great combination of ribbon and paper. The templates are so versatile.

  • 394
    Lacey says:

    These are so fun and seem very easy. I can’t wait to try them out. Will these also come in SVG files or will they just be printable?

  • 395
    Elaine Allen says:

    Nichole –

    What a fantastic combination of products! I love the templates and the heart basics, I see lots of uses aside from Valentine’s day. What great techniques you’ve shown us today – I love the ribbon heart.

    Elaine Allen

  • 396
    Sarah Fisher says:

    I have been eagerly waiting for the background preview since I saw the sneak peek. You have done a great job of introducing new sets this month and all sorts of fun new products!

  • 397
    tchrtiff says:

    I love these projects! The shaped cards are wonderful! I can’t wait until the 15th!

  • 398
    emily cossins says:

    I really like the templates with the holes, so you can pierce or sew. Love doing that on my projects.

  • 399
    Banu H says:

    Wonderful. Loved the strips of ribbon and patterned paper.

  • 400
    Caren says:

    I just love creating with shaped cards. They just give you a little ‘somthin’ ‘somthin’ to your projects. I can’t wait to see more from Kim!

  • 401
    Melissa McClary says:

    Oh wow, the card for your Husband is stricking! Not fussy, but it really gets the point across!

  • 402
    Kathy V. says:

    Shaped cards are fun, but have always been a bit too fussy to do very often. Kim’s templates should change that situation! Love the samples, too.

  • 403
    Amy P. says:

    PTI has done it again! The shaped cards are awesome. I cannot wait to get started!

  • 404
    Tracy Y says:

    I am really intrigued with the new shaped templates and their new formats(especially the .svg option), which will soon be available. I loved the Valentine’s card you made for David. Masculine cards are always a struggle for me to create. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 405
    Serendipity says:

    How exciting! These cards are all so cute!

  • 406
    Peggy says:

    Love the idea with the ribbon strips with the heart template. Also enjoyed Mish & Pine’s ideas. God bless!
    Peggy A

  • 407
    Zena says:

    Absolutely love this combo…and the masculine card is incredibly creative!

  • 408
    Eileen Balgaard says:

    The valentine sets are full of exciting possibilities! Winter and Valentine’s Day are such a great time to make cards and lift others out of the winter blahs!

  • 409
    Sharon B says:

    Love the samples. This set of templates looks good.

  • 410
    janet dowell says:

    I love the shaped cards – definitely see that in my future! Great projects, as always!

  • 411
    CindyE says:

    I love your card for your husband. Great inspiration. Thank you!

  • 412
    Julie Carlisle says:

    I {heart} all the possibities with this new set!

  • 413
    fishinkitten says:

    Beautiful creations yet again! Thanks for sharing…and for the chance to win 🙂

  • 414
    Shirlann says:

    Thanks for the great idea for a masculine card, sometimes the hardest to create.

  • 415
    Isabel Z says:

    I just love all of the projects that showcase the new stamp sets, patterned paper, and the templates but especially love today’s masculine card. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the newest cutout templates but after seeing the samples I’ve decided that I do like them. I am thrilled that they are going to be offered in an SVG format!

  • 416
    Barbara Ax says:

    LoOve these sets! you make it impossible to stick to a stamping budget.

  • 417
    rebecca keppel says:

    I just LOVE everything heart so I really really want to win this one 🙂 Love the shaped template and the text background.

  • 418
    CarolLynn says:

    Super cute projects. I’m a big fan of the template downloads. I really like the design ideas that accompany the templates.

  • 419
    Elizabeth K says:

    Usually after Christmas I get into a no stamping mood. NOT THIS YEAR! You’ve inspired me to start on my valentines as
    soon as I can get this set in my hands.
    LOL I usually have a hard time with masculine cards. Thanks for the great

  • 420
    Holly Field says:

    Wow! Can’t wait for the 15th! Another amazing month from the PTI team.

  • 421
    CrazyCurl says:

    I love these new templates… especially the different formats they come in. And your husband’s v-day card is so great!

  • 422
    Kathy R. says:

    Everything for this December release so far looks exceptional. I’m really looking forward to add the new Background Hearts set to my collection and the Click SImple templates are definitely calling my name! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 423
    Diana J. says:

    This is such a great idea! I really like your sample cards, too. Especially the masculine one…the colors and layout are perfect.

    Can’t wait until release night!

  • 424
    Kearneykrafter says:

    totally cute! I love the off-set heart! THanks for the chace and Happy Holidays!

  • 425
    melanie says:

    Love all things hearts, want the whole package!

  • 426
    Robyn W. says:

    I really love the text from the background set. I think I may have to have that set. I love seeing your projects each day. Thanks for sharing!

  • 427
    Rachel VP says:

    You and your designers come up with such creative ways to manipulate card stock and accessories. I like your simple touch of just adding white lines as a border for your masculine card. It really works! Sometimes I forget to go back to my artsy roots and use those simple artistic touches, so I’m glad for the reminder! That’s why we need other creative people like you to help remind us! Thanks a bunch! 🙂

  • 428
    Emmy says:

    Cute cards. The heart with the scraps is adorable!

  • 429
    Allison Taylor says:

    What super great projects! I am really looking forward to the expanded offerings the Click Simple products!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 430
    Kim says:

    AWESOME projects!

  • 431
    Sandy L says:

    I am so new to card making. And I have never worked with a template before. It’s really fun to see all of the step-by-step projects you have made. They are really inspiring. I know I can always find cute ideas here in Papertrey. 🙂

  • 432
    Cheryl I. says:

    I love these templates and can’t wait to use them! Masculine cards are so difficult to make and this one is just stunning. I would love this prize package to get started on my own!

  • 433
    Stacy says:

    Love all of the great valentine ideas. So cute and fun! The ribbons look so cool.

  • 434
    carisa says:

    Wow, those look so fun!!

  • 435
    Lisa HR says:

    I’m not usually into the ‘hearts’ thing, but this month’s stamp and template designs have won me over! I’d be thrilled to win this give-away!

  • 436
    Liz Jones says:

    Beautiful as always!!! Would love to win this set…Nichole’s card for her husband is really nice!! I always have such a hard time coming up with masculine ideas…great job!

  • 437
    Melinda Wilson says:

    I totally love this masculine card!!! It is so hard to find something for my husband and I love this!

  • 438
    Linda C. says:

    Everything looks exciting & quite loverly!!

  • 439
    Donna Garvin says:

    Love these stamps and the new templates. Cant wait to see the whole release

  • 440
    Terri Moore says:

    I love shape cards. Your first heart card is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win these.

  • 441
    misse336 says:

    I love your masculine card. Can’t wait to see the rest of the set revealed.

  • 442
    Verona H says:

    Since I’m a quilter, I’ve made cards by sewing strips of cloth together for the heart, but I really like your ribbons, hadn’t thought of that. Lots of cute ideas and it’s definitely “lovable”

  • 443
    Jerri K says:

    I loved the cards your made from the new templates. The backgrounds are great. They are a great inspirations for new cards.

  • 444
    Maripat says:

    These new shape cards are totally awesome as are the whole lines being released this month. thanks for sharing all the great ideas and projects….all the designers are such an inspiration. i’m still fairly new to all that PTI has to offer but am very glad that i have joined the ranks! i love, love, love it all! blessings and thanks for the chance to play.

  • 445
    smahrty says:

    so very cool, once again, not enough words to describe how awesome!

  • 446
    Sara Mac says:

    Wow!!! Great samples. I didn’t think I needed background basic: hearts until I saw the heart text stamp. Love it!!!

  • 447
    jen shears says:

    What inspiring projects! Kim is always so innovative- a perfect addition to PTI! 🙂

  • 448

    Love this concept! can’t wait to see more!

  • 449
    Janet L. says:

    Great cards, both of them! Masculine cards are hard for me, too, and I really, really like yours!

  • 450
    Sarah H. says:

    Love the shaped card concept! Shaped cards always have a greater impact than just regular square or rectangular cards. Can’t wait to see more.

  • 451
    Tricia Dee says:

    I love the ease of the In Shape template! and thanks for bringing us a new backgrounds set!

  • 452
    bumblesnbees says:

    What great, fun shapes!! Love the idea!!! Love the cards you made!!

  • 453
  • 454
    Tracey says:

    Fabulous stuff, as always!!

  • 455
    Leslie W says:

    Nichole, the first thing I plan to do with this set is make cards for you and your DT to tell you how much I love each one of you for all the inspiration you bring to us each month. You are all amazing! Hoping Santa will put PTI sets under my tree and in my stocking!!

  • 456

    I LOVE that text for the background. It is gorgeous. And seeing scarlet jewel together with the smokey shadow and white is awesome!

  • 457
    Heather Mills says:

    Can’t wait to see what the new in shape templates have in store for us. They look really fun.

  • 458
    Giovana says:

    So awesome!! Love it a lot!
    Thanks Kim for the awesome projects!

    God bless.

  • 459
    Kellie says:

    I am a fan of anything for Valentine’s Day! I had a V-Day baby! I have also been waiting for the cricut cutting option.

  • 460
    Mary H says:

    How great!! Absolutely love it! It is so smart that so many parts of older sets are incorporated – the possibilities are totally endless!! Thank you for the examples that get my creative juices flowing.

  • 461
    April Z says:

    I love that masculine card you created. The cutout is so fun! Can’t wait to see more samples!!

  • 462
    Teresa says:

    Love Valentine’s Day and love all these idea!

  • 463
    Sue Woods says:

    Love the new ideas….looking forward to the release!

  • 464
    Tammy W. says:

    Another winner! PTI always comes up with something new and exciting every month. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  • 465
    Lacey B says:

    I am loving the templates!! How fun! The text strip in the new background hearts looks so awesome as well! Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 466

    Oh, I am so excited about the new click simple line! I can’t wait to see more!

  • 467
    Becky says:

    What!?!?! Just when I think you cannot be any more clever, you come up with this! Unreal! I am in LOVE with your ribbon card. I am definitely purchasing these “in shape” templates. What a bargain! I soooo hope I win prize package this time. 🙂

  • 468
    CKH in Tulsa says:

    What a cool concept to coordinate printables with stamps – sure to be a hit, especially in this super fun theme!.

  • 469
    katia says:

    I love this set so much. The ribbon idea is
    fantastic, I can,t wait for the release night!

  • 470
    Chris says:

    Fantastic cards and I love the new templates! I already have some of the timeless templates, they’re great but I’m delighted to see that you’ll soon be offering SVG files…..can’t wait for those 🙂

  • 471
    Donna says:

    The Background Basics Hearts set looks fabulous! I love that it has image choices AND a text option!

  • 472
    Tabitha A. says:

    Your masculine Valentine card is quite simply stunning!

    What a neat idea and I love the addition of the text background stamp with the heart backgrounds! Brilliant!!

  • 473
    annie says:

    I am very excited about all the new products for this release. The templates are sure to be a favorite. I like the addition of the text strip used on the Background Basics set.

  • 474
    Oralia says:

    WOW!! What awesome ideas! I LOVE the versatility – not to mention the price! Your samples are wonderful and I especially love the masculine card.

  • 475
    Kerri Michaud says:

    I just love the shaped templates that Kim designed, and your masculine card is stunning, Nichole! How clever to outline the square with a gel pen! The white totally pops against the Smokey Shadow! Your hubby is sure to love it too : )

  • 476
    conniemelancon says:

    I love this set!

  • 477
    lainey says:

    What a great idea – this month’s new sets are looking better and better!

  • 478
    Stacy says:

    Love everything as usual – hoping a PTI gift card is waiting under the tree for me!

  • 479
    Lori Y says:

    I am so excited about the release of this background basic stamp set! The text image is so elegant–this one will be used on my husband’s valentine’s card. The template package will also be very useful for me. My parents’ anniversary is on Valentine’s Day and I always struggle with a card design. These should suffice for a couple years at least. Nichole, your combo of ribbon and paper is beautiful. I’m feeling very inspired! Thanks PTI

  • 480
    saral says:

    You are a true inspiration. These cards are wonderful. I really like the masculine hear card and the idea for the heart card using the ribbon and patterned paper. How amazing!

  • 481
    paula says:

    love this masculine card! is is okay to say that it is beautiful? great details and i’m sure your husband will appreciate it. as always, nichole, you never let me down and keep coming up with more and more wonderful stuff that i “must have” (not just want)

  • 482
    Lindzie H says:

    Love hearts and text and buttons…love it all!!

  • 483
    Tonya Peters says:

    I love these new templates! I’ve been watching them on Kim’s site and they are adorable. also the background set of hearts!! Now who can beat that! Love it, Love it, Love it!

  • 484
    Lynn Brown says:

    I love all of the cards you created. Very inspiring! And the templates are great, too!

  • 485
    Christine says:

    OMG! The projects today are just wonderful!! I can’t wait to see all the new sets and templates. I love the chunky love letter template, how fun is that?
    Thanks for the chance!

  • 486
    Cathy Hansen says:

    I never thought I could be so excited to make Valentine’s Cards, bring it on 🙂

  • 487
    Kathy says:

    I love your cards. The ribbon heart card is adorable.

  • 488
    Mary B says:

    The Smokey Shadow and Scarlet Jewel card is just perfect! There are so many options and ideas in this release. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  • 489
    Paula says:

    I love the look of the text background. Your samples are fabulous, as always.

  • 490
    Jewels says:

    Those are FABULOUS!!! My daughter goes to a small school of only about 90 students from K-6 and this year with those templates and all the quick and easy papers, stamps etc I think I may do cards for the whole school. I love that all the designs compliment each other!!!

  • 491
    V Reed says:

    The heart prints text background stamps look incredible. I can’t wait to see the full set on that. I know it’s going to be a must have for me!

  • 492
    Gail S. says:

    What wonderful ideas! I love the masculine card – they are always so hard to come up with. Thank you for giving me a chance to win the bundle!!!

  • 493

    Those are so cool. I love v-day stuffs.

  • 494
    Sara says:

    I love this!! The card you made with the ribbon and paper was TOO cute! I am so excited to go look at the other DT’s blogs to see what they created!! Only ONE more night – I know I can wait that long! 🙂

  • 495
    Susan B says:

    Love the valentine for your husband using the new In Shape template. What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 496
    Jennifer L. says:

    Love the card with the ribbon strips! I’m glad to see the background set. I seem to have a hard time finding simple hearts for a background. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 497
    Wendy says:

    Masculine cards are really tough – I love your color combination Nichole!

  • 498
    Marsha says:

    Love the concept of the shaped cards, the possibilities are endless. The color combination used for your masculine card is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 499
    Kathy says:

    I absolutely love your masculine Valentine Card! How perfect!

  • 500
    Jennifer says:

    looking forward to all the cute things I can make with all this new stuff!

  • 501
    Jacque says:

    What beautiful creations! You guys simple amaze me. Thanks for all you do.

  • 502
    Cynde says:

    Love the beautiful HEarts! Love the strips of hearts designs across the front of the heart card. Also love the heart printing backgrounds..Lovely!

  • 503
    Lesa says:

    I am looking forward to the new Background Basics Hearts set. I love what you did with it on your masculine card, I always have problems with those cards too.

  • 504
    Summer says:

    Wow, I love it all! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 505
    Jessica says:

    Cute templates! I love the heart card with the strips of patterns.

  • 506
    laurie hunt says:

    I love what you did with these templates! I have followed Kim’s work and was always amazed at the shapes she would frequently come up with for her cards. She is amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to check these out!

  • 507
    Deb Zaremba says:

    Just beautiful! I love the background set.Thanks again.

  • 508
    Amy s K. says:

    The new Background Basics: Hearts looks great for using with all the other PTI heart stamp sets. So fun! Your masculine valentine is wonderful also!

  • 509
    Skye D. says:

    The templates are such a good idea. The ribbon card is very cute, too!

  • 510
    Hanne says:

    I love your ribbon shaped heart! You totally make me want to buy this set and the paper! I would love to receive such a card as well, if only someone would make me one lol

  • 511
    Hilde says:

    Another must-have background basics set! I think my favorite is the vintage-y text. Fantastic for all occasions celebrating love!

  • 512
    Penny says:

    Love the PTI background stamps. The text stamp in this new set looks so beautiful. Can’t wait to see the whole set on the 15th

  • 513
    Staci Miserlian says:

    Great samples & intriguing ideas for the shaped cards & accents.

  • 514
    Kathleen Pennington says:

    This is going to be so much fun. I am excited for the release party.

  • 515
    Heather Arsenault says:

    Very cool shapes! They are going to be so much fun to use. And the Hearts Background set – love what you have done so far – really, really cute!

  • 516
    Jo R. says:

    Wow, your masculine valentine card is just stunning. The colours just pop together!

  • 517
    Samantha says:

    I love all of your projects using the new In Shape concept! It looks like a very promising new idea, and I can’t wait to see it fully. The background stamp set looks really fun, too! You can never have too many background stamps 🙂

  • 518
    Taheerah says:

    I’m so thrilled to see the famous love quotes as part of the backgrounds, just perfect!!! Loving the whole set in fact, I know this will find uses in so many different situations.

    So excited about the templates too – I’d never wanted an electronic die cutting machine before but now the Cricut Expression and SCAL have gone on my wishlist!!

  • 519
    J. Harmon says:

    I love the shaped card with the ribbon, brilliant!

  • 520

    Stunning ideas with hearts…. wow… love them all.

  • 521
    Cia Tate says:

    I like these new ideas.

  • 522
    Kim Jennings says:

    I love the shaped cards. So many possibilities…. and your cards are beautiful.

  • 523
    Jean D says:

    I love the color combo of the masculine card. Looking forward to trying out the shaped cards.

  • 524
    Maureen Ferguson says:

    LOVE your masculine card – everything about it is just perfect! Next favorite is the rainbow hearts card – too cute. Thanks for sharing!

  • 525
    Danisha says:

    Love the hearts. Don’t have anything for that holiday yet….sure would be great to win! Good luck everyone!

  • 526
    Laura B says:

    What fun and simple cards! These look so great and can be custom made for any recipient!

  • 527
    Diane Jaquay says:

    I adore this new background set Nichole! Your creations are fabulous, as always! I also love the new templates and can’t wait to give them a try!

  • 528
    Maria M. says:

    So Cute!!! Can’t wait to play!

  • 529
    Deanna says:

    Wow, never been more excited for Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  • 530
    Barb Buckton says:

    You continue to create such wonderful things! I love all of your new products! Can’t wait for the release.

  • 531
    Michelle says:

    So adorable! What a great way to send love to all you friends!


  • 532
    Stephanie S. says:

    The use of the ribbons is a wonderful idea and I am sure to use this for other holidays.

  • 533
    Amy says:

    These projects have some fun new ideas that I just may have to try out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 534
    LR says:

    Be still my heart!! Love all the hearts and the creative and wonderful ideas!! Thank you!!

  • 535
    Andra Donbrook says:

    I’ve always loved Kim Hughes’ work and I’m so excited that she’s part of PTI now! Yahoo!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 536
    Giselle says:

    This is so great..!!! Love Valentine..!!

  • 537
    Julia Muscari says:

    Cute! Love the heart card template….

  • 538
    Rieca says:

    So cool love this idea, your girls are amazing.


  • 539
    Sheryl Welles says:

    I love your creativity and what you are putting together at Papertrey! So clever and inventive! These new templates are great! I can’t wait to get them!

  • 540
    Kelly R says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon heart card – so sweet!!

  • 541
    Kay Sibley says:

    These are beautiful and so original! I love all the ribbon you used on the shaped heart. I’ve got tons of ribbon scraps I can use!!

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