Day 5: Introducing Make It Monday Challenge & Video Series

By February 4, 2010General

Hello, everyone!  Welcome back to the Papertrey Third Anniversary festivities!

Today I get to announce a brand new program that is replacing our previous Guest Star Stamper contest. Something that's even bigger and better and will reward EVERYONE that participates instead of just a select few.  Something that will bring everyone together on a weekly basis… design team members, customers, beginners and seasoned stampers alike.

I introduce to you…

Make-It-Monday-logo  

Make It Mondays are another special feature that Erin Lincoln & I have been working on (think of her as resident techno guru!).  The Make It Monday challenge series.  Every Monday there will be a technique video posted by a Papertrey Team Member or myself, showcasing a nice balance of basics and new innovations to cater to everyone's skill levels. 

There will then be a special location on our new website that will have a database, similar to Mister Linky functionality, that will allow people to post a link to a project they create using that weeks technique. Erin will then proceed to "tweet" a project of special mention every night Tuesday through Friday, something we are calling "Inspiration Hour".  We will also have a special "Inspiration Hour" forum where people can stop by to chat with one another during that designated time, perhaps even virtually stamp together. At the end of the week (on the following Monday) a grand prize winner will be selected from all the entries.

We will be introducing a "rewards" program that works with a points system. Participants that add their link to our database will automatically get a point just for participating, while someone who receives one of the coveted "Inspiration Hour" tweets would get additional points and the weekly winner would gain even more. These points will be equal to Papertrey cash to be used at their disposal on Papertrey merchandise.  

Free-products
That's right.  You will be able to earn money for your monthly Papertrey purchases just for participating in our weekly challenges!  Now how's that for motivation!

Make It Mondays will begin when our new website goes live this spring!  We will definitely keep you posted with more information as it becomes available!

I thought it would be fun to kick off this announcement with my very own video.  My very first to be honest.  Definitely a bit rough around the edges.  And I still have a lot to learn, so don't be too harsh!  I thought it only appropriate to show you my favorite stamping technique, emboss resist.  Enjoy!

I didn't focus in on the completed card at the end of that video (lesson learned!), so here is a closeup photo of it so you can see all the details.

Emboss Resist Card
I love this card because it could easily be used for either a male or female recipient.  Not to mention, it's quick and easy to make too!  Can't you imagine it in other colors too?!?!

Leaf closeup
The contrast between the shiny embossing and the overall rustic style of the project are really stunning, especially in person.  I love layering monochromatic colors like I did here with the Spring Moss & Ripe Avocado inks.  It really adds a lot of depth and "artistic flair" to an otherwise plain & simple card.  No buttons, no bows, just paper!  Just the way I like it sometimes!

Scallops closeup
As I mentioned int he video, this scalloped edge is created with a brand new, VERY exciting product exclusively by Papertrey Ink, that I will be introducing to you in full tomorrow!  Look how perfect they are… *sigh*.  Just love 'em!  You won't believe what we have to tell you tomorrow! Definitely one of THE most exciting announcements of the entire week!  

A-contest
So, how about a contest?  We want to see what YOU can do with the emboss resist technique!

Emboss-Resist-Challenge
1. Make a project using any form of the emboss resist technique.

2. Upload a photo of your project to you blog or online gallery.  (You can only upload one project, please)

5.  Add the link for your photo(s) to the Mister Linky box below.

6.  Those that leave a comment talking about what type of techniques they would like to see covered in this series, will also be eligible to win.  Those that create a project link in Mister Linky AND comment will have an extra entry. Only one comment per person please.

To give you a little jumpstart with this challenge, here's what a few of our design team members came up with to meet this challenge!

The-prize
Monday's-Prize-ALL 25 of our full-size ink pads in our exclusive colors.

-The complete Filigree Embossing Powder Collection (clear, black, white, silver, gold)

Versamark Ink Pad

(one) FREE Papertrey stamp set of your choice

This is over a $200 retail value!

A-few-things-to-remember
  *You can use any products you like while creating your project(s).

*Don't delay because you only have until Saturday, February 6th, 7am EST to enter.  The randomly selected winner will be announced on our February Release Winners page by noon EST the same day.

I hope you enjoyed today's video as our third anniversary celebration continues!  Now GO GET INKY!!!!  

Supplies-&-Tools
Stamps:
Turning a New Leaf (leaf), Polka Dot Basics II, Through the Trees (sentiment), Background Basics: Text Style II

Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Versamark, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo (distressing)

Paper: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Rustic White, Classic Kraft

Other: corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), craft knife (Fiskars), clear Filigree embossing powder, embossing buddy (Stampin' Up!),

Finished Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 512 Comments

  • 1
    Tanya says:

    Sounds exciting. Love to earn PTI stuff! I’m sure whatever techniques you come with will be fabulous. I love all of your creativity!

  • 2
    Donna de Peyster says:

    I can tell that I’ll be spending a lot more time with you folks! I would love to see a demo of stamping on fabric with hints on type of fabric and how to care for it.

  • 3
    Heather P. says:

    Awesome video, Nicole! πŸ™‚ I love, love, LOVE the new challenge idea and am looking forward to its debut in the Spring!

    *gasp* Is PTI coming out with DIES?? Those scallops are just perfect!

  • 4
    nina says:

    Wonderful! That is such a great technique – I hope I have time to go try it out to upload. Looking forward to many more technique videos from you and your crew. I would love to see some masking demos, & maybe some background building tips. And wow – what a fabulous prize – all those inks!

  • 5
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I’d like to see a video challenge to the DT to see the different cards that each would make w/a prescribed little kit of paper & embellies – each would video from opening the kit to completed card.
    I think the creative process is fascinating.

  • 6
    Marisa G says:

    I would like to see techniques that incorporate sewing and fabric. Love the emboss resist card, and the chance to win a fabulous prize!

  • 7
    Jeanne says:

    Love the idea of a weekly “Make It Monday” for a challenge and contest. Really enjoyed your video…found some of your finishing techniques really helpful and I always LOVE your creations. I shall try this technique. I would love a video on Digi Stamping!

  • 8
    Amy G. says:

    As I sit here trying to come up with a technique that you could teach me, I realize that I can’t even dream up what I don’t know that you do. Maybe I could make a list of the things I do know how to do and let you decide what’s missing! I’ll just take the easy road and say that I’m always looking for new ideas for using your beautiful ribbon.

  • 9
    Jenink says:

    I’m off to get inky RIGHT NOW!!! Emboss resist is MY favourite stamping technique too πŸ™‚
    I am SUPER excited about the videos, b/c they are my favourite way to learn stamping stuff. I might even have to upgrade my download plan LOL.
    AND last but not least, thank you, thank you, thank you for this fantastic new PTI points program. You are the BEST.

  • 10
    Francie says:

    Whatever you show us will be great! You do such beautiful backgrounds with all of the sets in the Guidelines series. I’d love to watch you and DT members create more of those beautiful backgrounds.

  • 11
    Elizabeth B says:

    Videos…how exciting!! How about some techniques with copics? Thanks for making the anniversary celebration so much fun and congratulations on your success!!!

  • 12
    Katie {aka choc0holic} says:

    Wow! I’m so excited for this new addition to PTI! I’m a visual learner, so pretty much anything would be great! I love watching the process from beginning to end of making cards…I’m easily amused, I guess. πŸ˜‰ I would love to see some coloring with Copics…maybe done by Debbie? {crossing fingers here} Another thing I’ve long admired is sponging with nestabilities still in place. I can’t wait to participate in the “Make It Monday” challenges!

  • 13
    Sara Spencer says:

    Such amazing news each day! I love PTI! Getting points for being crafty sounds wonderful. I would like to see video tutorials featuring various ways of coloring.

  • 14
    Julie says:

    I think the Make it Mondays with the videos are a great idea! I love to learn new things and to watch others stamp! You were so at ease stamping! I would definately love to see a video of your scraproom and all those lucious buttons! HINT HINT!

  • 15

    LOVE the points system idea! It sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for keeping it fresh and new here at PTI. Great video! Love emboss resist!

  • 16
    Liz in MO says:

    Copics, copics, copics . . . and I think the video thing is going to be way cool!!!! Can’t wait.

  • 17

    This is my favorite post of the anniversary so far! Make it Monday’s, Video tutorials, ways to gather pti cash!!! I’m almost speechless! And if the new product line is punches, I will be in seventh heaven:) I would love to see any tutorials that the pti stars come up with… they will all be spectacular.

  • 18
    ChrisTea says:

    This is fantastic! Love the Make it Mondays – LOVE getting to earn points – LOVE seeing you in videos. Even right down to, ‘Oh? That’s how she does her adhesives?’ It just gets better & better & better!

  • 19
    Katie Renz says:

    I’m not choosey… any and all techniques are welcome.

  • 20
    Alyssa B says:

    What would I like to see? Hmmm…techniques with chalks…I have some but they never see the light of day. I’m sure that PTI can inspire me to use them!

  • 21
    Sunny Penn says:

    Thank you for wonderful technique video! I’d love to learn about cracked glass technique for vintage look.

    You’re so generous!! What a giveaway!!

  • 22
    KathleenA says:

    I’d love to see some tips for cutting out images. You design teams cutouts always seem perfect

  • 23
    DE Barry says:

    I love the new ideas that are going to start this spring; can’t wait. Any and all videos are welcome- I just love to learn new techniques and tricks. I can’t wait to see what the DT comes up with.

  • 24
    Karen Baker says:

    I’m kind of scared of patterned paper, so I’d love to see techniques with patterned paper-like stamping, layering, punching, etc. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 25
    Mary A says:

    A video! Hooray! Love that you were stamping in warp speed! πŸ™‚ Also, SUPER excited about the Make It Mondays series… MUCH less intimidating than Guest Star Stamper and WOW! did you say we can earn points to spend on PTI merchandise!?!? Just for participating! It’s just like Christmas… sniff! πŸ™‚ On the one hand, I love that you don’t have sales — it means I can shop without any potential for remorse or waiting for the next “deal”… But it’s nice to see that you’ve perhaps discovered a way for us to “earn” some of the products we love too! FANTASTIC!

    I’d also love to see a video on vintage-y techniques… distressing, etc. Shabby chic is not a style that loves me. Thanks!

  • 26
    Valerie H. says:

    I would like to see more tutorials on coloring with copic markers. I am still having problems with shading and color combinations. It would also be great to see techniques done with chalks as well.

  • 27
    Sheila A says:

    Such wonderful new features coming. I would love to see videos on different ways to use copics.

  • 28
    ArlaMo says:

    I’d love to see some Copic videos! Masking techniques would be great as well.

  • 29
    Rachel Bosworth says:

    I would like to see videos on stitching/sewing on cards, including the proper settings on a typical sewing machine. I would also be interested in a video on coloring stamped images (ie copics). I can’t wait to see what is in store for future videos. Oh and the scallops are PERFECT… getting very excited here. πŸ™‚

  • 30

    Love the tutorial!!! You look great and the details… couldn’t have been clearer.

    Make It Mondays sounds like the place I’ll be hanging out. You girls are awesome πŸ™‚

  • 31
    Cathy A. says:

    It will be fantastic to watch the pros design and create with videos. So many of us our visual and really appreciate the time and effort that goes into well produced videos. I do think that the speed on the first one was too fast. I would prefer to watch in real time.

  • 32

    I love seeing videos on making different kinds of embellishments like flowers.

  • 33
    dette says:

    I’m fairly new to stamping, so any tutorials would be welcome. I’d even welcome videos on how to prepare your new stamps for use and how to get nice even images with solid stamps.

  • 34
    Gail E says:

    “Make It Mondays” is the BEST idea ever!!! I will so be looking forward to the weekly video sessions this spring! I am a visual learner so this will be so much fun and all techniques and tricks will be appreciated!

  • 35
    Robbin Clements says:

    I LOVE the video!! Can’t wait to see more…any topics are appreciated (especially using copic markers)!!

  • 36
    CrazyCurl says:

    I would love to a video about sewing/stitching and using embroidery floss as an accent.

    BTW, I love the news about the new point system too!

  • 37
    Wendy T. says:

    AWESOME video tutorial, Nichole! I love your card! I’d love to see tutorials for alternative uses for my inks (other than stamping with them) like the baby wipe swipe background one or brayering techniques. I adore the Make-It Monday concept. Can’t wait for that!

  • 38
    Maureen P says:

    I would like to see a tutorial on using the tea dye inks to show a distressing/vintage look. I’ve been practising, but it still doesn’t look like Dawn’s!! LOL

  • 39
    Kim says:

    I would love to see some masking tutorials. I’m so excited about this new program!!!!

  • 40
    Carla says:

    Thanks PTI this week has been so much fun! I’d like to see a technique video on masking sometime in the future. Is that scallop a die? Kiss my money goodbye if it is! Can’t wait!!

  • 41
    NL Raskin says:

    WOW! I love this video and this technique! I can’t wait to use it myself…and I will be definitely eagerly await the Make it Monday videos! The emboss resist technique was very informative and super easy to do to (now that I know how!). I would like to see a video on use of embellishments like rhinestones and epoxy stickers because I love them so! Actually, any video tutorial on any PTI product will make me swoon! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize package!

  • 42
    Elizabeth S. says:

    Great video, Nichole,
    This is fantastic!! I love seeing videos using different techniques. I am a visual person and it helps alot watching someone do it!
    Any technique video would be great!!

  • 43
    NancyL2648 says:

    Loved the video! I have never tried the emboss resist technique…will have to do that now.
    Can you possibly show how to dye ribbon in one of your videos?
    Thanks so much!

  • 44
    Jenink says:

    I’m not sure if I’m supposed to comment again or not after linking my project…the Mister Linky box requests that I do, but I’m not sure if that will unfairly give me an extra comment.

    Anyway, it was a lot of fun! I love embossed resist, it is just like making lemon invisible ink as a kid πŸ™‚

  • 45
    Amanda H says:

    Anything having to do with die cutting is wonderful in my book. Anything distressed is also wonderful.

  • 46
    Alice Roushia says:

    I loved your video and man do you ever work fast. No wonder you can just whip out those cards :lol. I have been giving air brushing a try. I would love to see a video on this as well as what to mask when making a sky,grass, etc. and also with an image in a nestabilities. Thanks so much for your 1st video, and I look forward to seeing more in the future.

  • 47
    Karen H. says:

    This is very exciting news! I love challenges. The format of your plan sounds awesome. Thanks for doing this!!

  • 48
    carol r says:

    Great video! It has been awhile since I used this tech so I really enjoyed making my card. Thanks for sharing.

    Carol

  • 49
    Anne B says:

    Great video Nichole – nice to see you! Really looking forward to the new Make it Monday challenge. Love watching videos to learn so it sounds just perfect. Some techniques that come to mind are other resist techniques, working with patterned paper, sponging, watercolouring and using the ‘kiss’ technique with PTI stamps (which I tried recently with not much success!) Looking forward to a great year ahead with PTI πŸ™‚

  • 50

    Video’s! You almost made me cry.
    It is nice to see you in person though at the beginning of the video, up till now you were only a picutre at the top of the blog.
    I love technique video’s.
    Eveline.

  • 51
    Helen F. says:

    WOWOW, am I dreaming? What a fabulous concept! Love the “Make it Mondays” and earning points to purchase PTI products. This is just too good to be true…must be dreaming!
    Great job on the first video Nicole, this is a great technique…definitely will make a card to post on your challenge with the hope to win those awesome prizes! Thank you sooooo much for the inspiration to create.

  • 52
    LR says:

    Your first video was great, Nichole! You are a natural! I would love to learn and keep up on all the latest techniques. I especially love cards that move or pop-up, etc.. Would like to incorporate photos in cards. Would also like to learn more about stamping your own patterned paper. Thank you!

  • 53
    Angy Hughes says:

    I love this idea…not only has a way to get my mojo going weekly but as another excuse to stamp :O) As far as what I would like to see? Building fabulous backgrounds, using Copics for blending, sewing on cardstock and anything else that you all come up with…

  • 54
    Kim B says:

    HI Nichole,

    awesome card – I would love anything embossing related, heat or dry and to be honest info about anything. I’m always looking to learn something new. So your Make it Monday sounds like a fantastic idea.

    Kim B

  • 55
    Ana T. says:

    I would love to see some background stamping. Perhaps the way you make flower backgrounds using different stamps.

  • 56

    I always wanted to see a video with you!! You look fabulous and you are even more likeable than I always imagined you to be! Your voice is pleasant, too. The new challenge format sounds great! And I am happy about every video and eager to learn new techniques, just keep them coming!

  • 57
    Lousette says:

    Oooh fabulous. LOVE those scallops and can’t wait to see the new product. I have just bought a whole set of Copics, so anything to do with them would be great. I am also into fabric but have not had much success stamping on it, so that would also be great. Your new ideas are all so fabulous, PTI is just getting better and better.

  • 58
    Shelly Kettell says:

    So many new things happening here at PTI!!!
    Techniques I would like to see…cracked glass – Pine please teach us how you do it!
    The new point system = very innovative! πŸ™‚
    See you tomorrow!

  • 59
    Linda R says:

    Point system! YAY!!! How great is that?!?

    I would love to see how to work with background stamps. Mine just never line up right. My text backgrounds look awful!

  • 60
    Nancy M says:

    Wow, Papertrey has gone techno with video and audio. Great job.

    How-to videos of any sort are appreciated, but the ‘whys’ behind the design would be my request. I realize that some of the creative process is intuitive, but there is also some planning that comes into play, e.g. combining stamp sets, layouts. Also, designs without Copics would be a plus. Thanks and I’m looking forward to more viewing.

  • 61
    Laura.K says:

    I love video tutorial. But I like them in real time, because I’m a visual learner and it’s nice to see all the details.

    And I can’t wait for the Make it Mondays. The idea with those winning points is…………GRATE.

    Wow. And the show go on. I can’t wait to see what you prepare for us tomorrow.

    Thanks.

  • 62
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    Well, right now I just want to know about those scallops! Can’t wait to be able to put those on a card. I would love to see videos on card composition, color selection, even inspiration sources other than cards.

  • 63
    Joan in London says:

    Yipeeeeeeee. I cannot wait for the videos. I love all of your product. I moved to the UK this past summer and still order, heck with the international shipping!!! I would be grateful for more information on Copics, and some general design ideas from your fabulous design team.

    Day 4 is the best announcement thus far! Cannot wait for tomorrow. As always, thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 64
    Linda w says:

    It’s going to take a bit for all of this to sink in. It was great to see you doing your first video. I hope you will do many more. Maybe a video on linking or this Mr. Linky thing would be most helpful for us not so computer savvy people.

    stamp on…

  • 65
    Cheri Howard says:

    I really love the CAS style of so many of your projects, but it would be nice to see some more elaborate, vintage, or colored line art projects, too.

    Great video, Nichole! Not too shabby for a first one!

  • 66
    Yvonne says:

    I’d like to see tips for different colouring techniques and advanced dry embossing techniques.

  • 67
    Taheerah says:

    Wow Nichole, this is such *amazing* news!! I’m so thrilled we’re going to get regular videos of techniques from yourself and the super-talented Design Team! We’ve all got so much we can learn from you girls!!

    I would love to see some techniques focusing on how you pick colour combos using colour theory, how to cut a straight line with pinking shears (something I just can’t seem to do, ha!), Copics techniques (maybe a series of these with a different technique each time?), sewing on cards, background building techniques, how to heat emboss perfectly, how you design your layouts/card composition, and then any and all advanced techniques you can throw at us!!

    Do I spy the possibility of Papertrey dies?!! This was something I requested on the forum a while back so I really hope I’m right!!

    And how exciting is the ‘Make it Mondays’ news?!! I’m so excited to have these challenges on a more regular basis, and to get a reward just for entering, which I can then use towards purchases?!! *Wow*!!! I’ve never felt such love from a company before, I don’t think any other company out there takes such good care of its customers and rewards them so much!!!

  • 68
    Anne-Marie says:

    This is great, looks very easy … I hope it will when I try it! Great video, like the speed too, haha! Love to see more video’s, background stamping would be great, but … everything using PTI would be great! Bye!
    Anne-Marie

  • 69
    Sophie S. says:

    Great news about the videos! I love learning new techniques “visually”. However, I am not a fan of the accelerated speed. It somehow feels rushed and unnatural. Why not show it in real time and for the long repetitive sections, just cut away in the editing process? Just a thought… Thanks again for the great content on your site!

  • 70
    Fiona Yeoh says:

    I would love to see a video on stamping on fabrics? heat transfer & such….more ways to use your PTI stamps! πŸ™‚

  • 71
    Lee Cockrum says:

    Thanks for the fabulous chance to win all the inks!! I really love the monochromatic look cards, and As I already had a full collection of “other” inks, I have not been able to justify buying all of the Papertreyink colors. I’d love to be able to match to my Papertreyink papers!

    As for demo of techniques, I’d love to see more on making patterned papers with your stamps, especially multi-colors!

  • 72
    Betty Benton says:

    I’m loving all this good news you are sharing with us — videos, Make It Mondays, PTI Points Program — all fantastic ideas! I am a bit “color challenged”. I would like to see how you and your team choose and combine colors to make such gorgeous projects!

  • 73
    Jane says:

    Oh….you just made my day!!!! VIDEOS!!! Make it Monday…challenges….earn points!!! WOW WOW! I want to see everything!!

  • 74
    Ann says:

    Good grief – its getting better and better. We’ll never need go anywhere else for inspiration Nichole. I just love craft videos – there’s nothing like watching an expert at work. And then we can earn points to spend – Wow is all I can say!

    I’d like to see more embossing techniques – I never seem to get on with my heat gun very well.

  • 75
    KeeKee says:

    I think it’s safe to say that I will be on this blog 24/7 in 2010!! What an amazing announcement and another genrous giveaway!

    I would love to see stamping incorporated on a scrapbook page. I always find that hard to do and would love to see what the wonderful PTI design team can come up with.

  • 76
    Patty Chalas says:

    That’s sounds fantastic!!! talking about bursting you creativity…and also you can earn points just for participating…WOW!

    I will sure enjoy Monday even more now….

  • 77
    Melissa McF says:

    Ooh – ooh, techniques! My favorite videos to watch! Cutting out tiny things, lining up the background stamps, any and all things done with inks… making stamped patterned paper, sewing on cards… gimme all you’ve got, but most especially ink techniques.

  • 78
    Amber Goble says:

    What a great idea Nicole! Everyone will love learning new techniques and winning free products : ) What could be better?

  • 79
    Christine N says:

    Love this technique. I’ve been seeing a lot around the forums and blogs lately!!! I hadn’t tried it yet so this was a learning experience. Bad thing is that I stay up late so I always read your blog last thing at night. This time I had to stay up to start my card! Now it’s almost 3:30 and I NEED to go to bed!

    I would love to see what and how your team uses for cutting tools, including scissors. Tieing bows and threading buttons are also a great tutorial. I am always interested in new techniques and styles. I would love to hear from Melissa about her shabby style.

    Blessings,
    Christine

  • 80
    Martha says:

    What a neat idea. I’m the kind of girl who needs visuals with techniques so anything will help me! Help with Copics would really be great. They intimidate me. Sounds silly to be frightened of markers. I teach kindergarten for goodness sakes.

  • 81
    Joan says:

    I would love to see techniques on how to work Shabby Chic projects. I love the distress look and would love to see a lot of distress techniques. Thanks for this wonderful week, this is going to be a great year.

  • 82
    Annette S says:

    I would like to see a video using copic markers. This has been great so far! Thank you very much!

  • 83
    Kathleen says:

    I won’t be able to participate in the challenge, so I’ll just tell you some things I’d like to see….I’d like Debbie to tell me how she puts her patterned papers together—I know she probably has the eye for it, but I don’t, so any help would be great. Of course, I’d love to see LOTS of coloring technique videos—since I can’t seem to get into a Copic Class—thanks for asking our opinions—and thanks for the great prize offer–

  • 84
    Wahinelei says:

    Now that you’ve done a video on Emboss Resist can you also do an Emboss Deresist? I think it’d be interesting to do a series of videos on different embossing techniques.

    BTW – great job on the video! Love the editing that made it a super-quick easy video to watch. :o)

    BTW again – Love that I can earn some reward points for this all-consuming, crazy, obsessive addiction I have for all things PTI!! Now I will be even more motivated to make cards every week…that was the plan wasn’t it? You’re so clever!

  • 85
    Carol says:

    How exciting!! How about some techniques with copics and the matching of DP, which I always have a problem with, you design team always makes using DP look so easy to design with even if they are not matchy, matchy. Thanks for making the anniversary celebration so much fun and congratulations on your success!!!

  • 86
    Lee says:

    I am so going to love Mondays. What a great start to the week this is going to be! Can’t wait.

  • 87
    lynn says:

    love the make it monday idea! your video was great and i’m looking forward to future clips!

  • 88
    kara says:

    I’d love to see some Copic techniques. Maybe using the airbrush too! Can’t wait to come home from work and make my project using your featured technique!
    Kara

  • 89
    Melanie Bray says:

    I am SO excited…oh my goodness…I was jumping around when Dawn McVey started doing videos, but now you are too!!! I can’t WAIT to see everything that you have lined up for us….and what a massive privilege to see and watch you work!!! I love the way it was sped up and the way you just talked us through it as you went…this was great…and so lovely to ‘see’ you and hear you speak…it’s funny…but I feel like I know you because I spend so much time pouring over your blog…and I’ve always wondered what you sound like and what it would be like to see you…I was and still am just awe struck by this announcement and this post…the card is beautiful and watching you make it, makes it feel so much more achievable for me to recreate! LOVE, love, love it!!!! And considering this was your first ever video makes it even more amazing! Very polished and professional and I can’t wait to see more!!!

  • 90
    Angela K. says:

    SO excited for Make It Mondays!! I would love to see a video using Scor-Tape. I’ve always just used it to hold together paper, but have seen you use it with glitter, ribbon, etc. So many things I would have never.even.though.of!
    *I’d love to see even more creative options for a product I already have* Lovin’ all the celebrating that’s happening here! Thanks for all the fun and so many chances to win A-MA-ZING prizes.

  • 91
    Marilyn says:

    WoW! This is such a cool new direction for PTI.

    I love the video, video challenge and point system; GREAT ideas and new innovation. I can not wait to view your video challenges every week.

    As to techniques, sharing your tried and true techniques and methodology is enough for me.
    I want to know how you and your DT come up with some of your amazing creations and what your ‘secret’ techniques, that work best for you, are.. in other words “your go to techniques” – ones you use repeatedly.
    I know that whatever you show will be wonderful.
    Please… just slow down the video just a bit. Thank you :O)

  • 92
    Lynne says:

    I’m so excited that you are adding video, too! When you mentioned the podcasts yesterday, I was thinking they sounded like fun, but I really wish I they were doing videos. This is a fantastic idea. I am relatively new to stamping and I am always curious about how you and the design team create some of your elements. I am a visual learner, so I will be much more likely to try a technique if I can watch someone do it first. Thank you!!!

  • 93
    Mariah says:

    Fantastic news…thought this might be up your sleeve with all the DT’s videos on their blogs. I have learned so much form you all, but now to be able to actually *see* the technique brings it to a whole different level. Thanks!!

  • 94
    Terri E. says:

    I like seeing the everyday things. I love that Dawn showed us how she ties a bow. Hello I have saved so much ribbon already in some pretty big projects I had to do. Or how she attaches a button. I was struggling with how to do it by sowing. Perhaps Debbie can do copic tutorials. Maybe you can show how you did the copics on that fun graduated color technique with the great tree set. Just some ideas! I think that elobrate techniques are fun, but a lot of times it is the everyday things that we would use over and over that is fun to see new ways to do it.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 95
    Lisa mosher says:

    I would love to see how to stamp on t-shirts, I think I know but would still like to have a step by step to help me along. I think I will be enjoying Mondays!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 96
    Michelle says:

    Wonderful news!I am so excited about this step you are taking!
    I would love to learn more about masking.
    Thanks!

  • 97
    Pam K says:

    I am so EXCITED about Make It Mondays. I think, for me, this is my favorite announcement so far. Nicole, I loved your first video and, even though I use this technique, it is always interesting to see how another designer does it! Plus, the nightly tweets will finally get me to start using my twitter account. I can’t wait for these weekly challenges to start!

  • 98
    Karen says:

    It gets better and better . . . and I already thought Papertrey was the best! Your first video was great; I’d love to get a card done at that speed. I still struggle to use the background stamps as flawlessly as I’d like, so a video with tips on that would be great. Watching you today, I know I need some more help!

  • 99
    Sallie says:

    Nichole, you did a great job on the video. It is a technique I have enjoyed using and you explained and demonstrated it so well. I hope the tape was slightly sped up OR you are one FAST card maker!! : )
    I don’t “tweet” or Face Book(or want to) so your one announcement has me concerned that I will be excluded from that portion of your website.

  • 100
    Mary Vogel says:

    Seems I will be at PaperTrey more often! LOL I would love to see a video on getting great images using your inks – I find them a little different to work with so that would be very helpful!

  • 101
    Maureen D. says:

    What a great video. I love that it wasn’t too long!! I am such a new and basic stamper, I will love any techniques that are taught. What I would love to see is some basic techniques that don’t need a lot of fancy supplies. Can’t wait to see what ‘s next!

  • 102
    Diane Jaquay says:

    So many exciting things to look forward to Nichole!!! I’d like to see some copic videos in the future!

  • 103
    Elaine says:

    This is very exciting! I’m looking forward to seeing you and the design in action!

  • 104
    Carmen M. says:

    Lots and lots of great news!!! I don’t know how you have time to do everything and still make such amazing cards… I would love to spend a day as a little fly on your wall!

    The technique that I would love to see is cracked glass. It seems like every time I try it, I completely fail when it comes time to crack the embossing.

    Looking forward to the new website and everything that comes along with it!

  • 105
    Jill H says:

    Great video and great idea. I would love to see a video on how to line up stamps when using several together…especially the background stamps.

  • 106
    Janet Goshorn says:

    I just love all the new ideas and cannot wait to see the new web site. As far as ideas for techniques any and all techniques will be welcome but I would like to see a video on the magic reinker technique.

  • 107
    Serendipity says:

    love the video!! I better get hopping to the store – my embossing gun broke when my hubby used it to make his golf clubs this summer…..oh well!!!

    One technique that I love to do is cracked glass….the results are so stunning!

    Thanks again!

  • 108
    Jen Vogt says:

    Wow, great video Nichole! I’m so excited about Make It Mondays, can’t wait to participate!

    A technique I’d like to see is anything vintage-y. I’m just not very good at going in that direction. Maybe some using the PTI templates would be good as well – you all have so many ideas for them that I’d love to see!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 109

    I love the idea of the challenges (and earning PTI bucks!!) and the videos! How exciting! I’d love to see some videos on creating cute little embellishments like Dawn and Mish make.

    Off to make a card with emboss resist!

  • 110
    Rose says:

    Awesome idea. I love that we’ll be able to get to see more talent from PTI fans around the world !!
    Points…points !!!
    I;m very excited about that, As i love the come grow with us promotion, but this year I will have earned 6 free identical stamp sets. It would be great to be able to use the pints for those sales towards some sets from the releases.

  • 111
    Carolyn G. says:

    AWESOME video! You really need to do this more often! Really! Loved it. A video using copics would be great, I think. Thanks for making this so much fun!

  • 112
    Lisa Henke says:

    fabulous card and video! love it. can’t wait to try this challenge.

  • 113
    Margaret C says:

    I LOVE your card !! PTI stuff is so co-ordinatable (new word!) I must have been channeling you guys last wkend as the card I made for my FIL was all PTI stamps AND a resist embossed background. Unfortunately, it scanned terribly so doesn’t look anything as nice as it did in real life ! I am REALLY looking forward to the Monday challenges – YAY !!!

  • 114
    Holly says:

    Yet again, you are leaving the deaf folks out in the cold. Will you provide any kind of transcript to go with the videos so we know what you are saying?

  • 115
    Carol Halvorson says:

    How COOL!!!
    I would love to see a video toot of faux dry embossing. I think that’s what it’s called… when you create a shadow with the same stamp so it looks embossed?

  • 116
    Margaret C says:

    I would love to see a video on how you decide how to layer up your cards. Mine always seem to look like I put some PVA on a card base and threw things at it…!!! Not pretty ! Thanks for the inspiration ! XX

  • 117
    Andrea Scoville says:

    I’d love to see the combo of techniques used to do a sunset/sunrise with a silouette (possibly emboss resist with others). I LOVE the idea of the videos – so personal and fun to watch. I am going to make a goal to start trying to stamp with you each week (stamping sometimes get pushed right off of my to-do list πŸ™ ). Just a little constructive critism – I’d prefer to watch you for a few extra minutes than to watch the video in fast motion – it doesn’t seem as relaxing that way. Thanks for the chance to win such a GREAT prize!

  • 118
    Janet G says:

    I love the video and look forward to all future ones. I love to learn new techniques. Now if I only had the time to try them all out. One I am interested in is anything using reinkers. Thanks.

  • 119
    Carrie Croy says:

    I like the idea of this much better than the Guest Star Stamper and will probably be 100% more likely to participate. I would really like to see different techniques on applying glitter. I’m still trying to find the best method that sheds the least amount of glitter to my card receiver. Call me crazy, but I don’t like things to fall off my cards including glitter. I did buy some scor-tape sheets on my last order but have not tried it out yet. I will be really exited if those work well because that means that I could punch out images too.

  • 120
    Jeni says:

    Great technique & video Nichole! I love the idea of Make It Monday’s. I would like to see more techniques that are simple like this & just use a few basic supplies that everyone has.

  • 121
    JG says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I am new to this and welcome any techniques, even the simple things like how to tie a bow, masking or even how to choose coordinating colors and papers.

  • 122
    jennifer r says:

    are you EVEN kidding?!! hurray!! more motivation to get up on Monday morning!!

    i feel like i know so very little about coloring stamped images well. i would love to hear different team members coach us thru…well…coloring!

    thanks for everything this week!

  • 123
    Janelle says:

    Loved the video (and that it was short — 10 minute videos are usually too long for me)! My biggest current stamping struggle is inking my edges — very scary to me, and I don’t feel like I do it well. Even with the tea dye duo, I just feel like I don’t get the same results as “the pros”. Would love to see a video with pointers.
    Now, to carve out some time to emboss-resist after work today! Thanks for a really big and exciting week — can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

  • 124
    Isabel Z says:

    This is so exciting that I don’t know how you can top it tomorrow. I feel like a little kid anticipating Christmas. This is a great new feature and I love the point system. You do take care of your fans:-) I’d love to see coloring with Copics-a technique that I would love to master. A million thanks for the opportunities this week to win such amazing prize packages.

  • 125
    Jamie Greene says:

    How fabulous! Great video Nicole! I am really loveing the idea of Make it Mondays. I would love to see some tutorials on copics.

  • 126
    Jeannine says:

    thanks for the resist embossing video. i could use a video on basic embossing. not sure what to use. i’ve seen mention of versamark. i’ve been making cards for several years on my computer, but recently started stamping. thanks.

  • 127
    Kerry says:

    Are you sure that was your first video tutorial Nichole??? You did a great job and I loved the technique and the card you made. Monday’s have never been my favourite day of the week but I think that just changed lol!

    Kerry

  • 128
    Kris says:

    These technique videos are exactly what I had been hoping for! I’d be interested in some Copic coloring sessions to get some of the beautiful blending you achieve on your cards.

  • 129
    Deb says:

    Love you video–quick and concise. Lovely colors–can’t wait to get some Papertrey products now…and that scallop edge…hmmmm?! Will have to tune in tomorrow to find out the scoop on that!

    Thanks for all the fun this week! I didn’t realize you had such an extensive product line and I’ve been enjoying your reveals as a new customer!

  • 130
    Sonia Holland says:

    Nichole, please PLEASE please show me how you stamp on your clear cardstock! The effect is so awesome.
    Also, stamping on patterned paper would be fab!
    Thank you for always involving your customers in your exciting new ventures and ideas – It’s great to feel a part of it all!
    Thank you!

  • 131
    Kristin says:

    I love how you are making things “new” and “fresh”- as a business owner myself- you really do it right!

    I would love to see a video tutorial of some of your more “advanced” cards when you pull out the glitter, scor-tape, guidelines, multiple inks, etc. That clean and simple style I can CASE easily :-)… the others… not so much! ha

  • 132
    JeanFB says:

    Fabulous projects, on the video and from the design team! I’d love to see step-by-step Copic coloring, with the whole process, showing which colors are used when. Also, some tips for coloring with Copics on canvas or other materials. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • 133

    I love the fast pace of the video! I’m a little shy when it comes to techniques so aything you offer will be welcome with me.

  • 134

    I’m so in love with making my own patterned paper since getting Polka Dot Basics! I would love to see a new technique spot light each week and love and can’t wait to try both techniques from today. (PTI newsletter and here).

    PTI has always been very clean and crisp (which I love) but I would love to see some techniques to change things up and maybe showcase some grunge type techniques using PTI products and and some ideas using memory mist

  • 135
    Melissa Ladd says:

    What a beautiful card! I loved seeing how you stamp (and your beautiful New Leaf cardigan!). The new challenges sound very cool….can’t wait participate. And those scallops–can’t wait for that too!!

  • 136
    liz says:

    Yay! I’m so excited for Make It Mondays! With sewing on cards being so popular lately, I’d love to see a tutorial done on it. I’ve seen quite a few designers do a quilt-like pattern that I would love to replicate, but I’m not sure how!

  • 137
    Regina M. says:

    There you go…setting trends again! I love the video and the new challenge (not to mention another terrific way to feed my PTI habit!) is wonderful. I don’t think we can wait for spring!

  • 138
    cynthia says:

    Awesome card. I love the idea of make it monday!!! I like the masking technique it looks so professional. Thanks so much

  • 139
    Laurie W. says:

    Any new videos would be fantastic! I always love to see how people use different techniques, so I am ready for anything! I love this video idea and can’t wait to jump in!

  • 140
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    Wow, love the idea of earning pti points for cash, what a great motivator! I am so looking forward to the next year, not only the monthly releases, but every day there will be something new to check out! As for techniques, I would love to upgrade my Copic knowledge and see some demos on coloring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 141
    Barbara says:

    Techniques I would like to see are pattern paper matching, background building, some basics – choices as to what to use to adhere pattern paper to chipboard …ie do you have to modpdge, can you use good snail…..
    looking forward to the videos.

    How about basic design princilples…

  • 142
    Mary Claire says:

    I’d love to see pointers on attaching buttons, tieing bows, or using the guidelines sets.

    I’m very excited about all the new stuff; too fun!

  • 143
    Anika B. says:

    I’m so excited for the videos and weekly challenges. I can already tell it’s going to be awesome! You are the most generous company I have ever heard of – thanks for being amazing!

  • 144
    Shelly says:

    Okay, so I’m addicted to your blog every morning to check out the challenges, sneak peeks then countdowns, and now I’m going to have to add to that the Make It Mondays… you are evil. You know we are all completely addicted to your style and your stuff and this is just more enabling. lol I wonder if you’ll see an increase in divorce rates with this latest venture? lol
    SO looking forward to everything. Thank you.

  • 145
    see mary stamp says:

    Any and all techniques you showcase will be appreciated, from the very basic, how to prep stamps and ink them up for the best image quality, to tying bows or threading through buttons, to more advanced techniques. I tend to “tag” any posts where someone has shared a photo tutorial. Video tutorials will be even better. Thank you so much for all you do to inspire and reward your customers. Make It Monday’s might be just the push I need to “go get inky” on a more regular basis.

  • 146
    Holly Saveur says:

    Love your first video and look very much forward to the ones to come.
    I like the card and techniek very much!
    Thanks!

    Holly.

  • 147
    Maria M. says:

    Techniques! Love it! and a video of how-to to boot! You guys think of everything! I would love to see the faux linen technique. It’s an elegant and subtle technique that falls right in line with your style!

  • 148

    OHHH your a fast stamper hehehehe… and this is one of my fav. techs. too.. I guess I will play along never lucky @ Giveaways but this is an awesome way to get inky! πŸ™‚ I’m game!

  • 149
    jan metcalf says:

    Love videos! I am a visual learner! Would love to watch the gals put together the lovely backgrounds they use with your sets. They are awesome, but something I usually don’t think of doing so myself. Maybe a video or instructional on getting started with a blog…..? Would love to earn points for Papertry products and finally share my work with others!

  • 150
    Laura F. says:

    I love the idea of earning reward points!!! Let me think…. what would I like covered? How about color challenges using all the PTI colors. I love how Nichole, (DAWN TOO!!!) combines colors, both monochromatically and mixed, and I’m always inspired with the combinations they come up with.

  • 151
    Laura Sneden says:

    Is it spring yet? What about now? Good gracious me, I can’t wait to see the rest of these. Fun!

  • 152
    Sally says:

    Great job on the video Nichole! I’ve already learned something today (trim from the back). THANK YOU!

    I’d like to see tuturials on using different material — fabric, acetate, ribbon, etc.

    Thank you!

  • 153

    Great video, so fun to see you “in real life” you are very brave! I would love to see a video on building backgrounds with some of the Guide Lines sets. I would also love to see Flocking, I have never used it but it looks trickier than glitter!
    Love the Make it Monday challenge!

  • 154
    Marcy says:

    I don’t know how to load cards on the internet so thanks for letting me have a chance to win anyway! What a nice give away. This idea may help me learn how. Great stuff cmoing this month!

  • 155
    MaryBeth says:

    I can hardly wait! I would like to know how to bind a mini book with ribbon. Actually, I would love to see any projects that you do. You are incredibly talented and always amaze! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 156
    sandy says:

    I am so loving this anniversary countdown. And the videos is something that I commented on one time that I would love to see PTI incorporate…so I’m real happy about this. I would love to see how you all cut out images with a craft knife or other tool. I struggle with getting a clean cut on images. I’d love to see Debbie Olson do some airbrush copic work on video.

  • 157
    donna calamari says:

    Videos are the best. Being able to watch a technique is so helpful in the learning process. And, what can I sat about “points.” Nothing is as exciting as earning PTI $$$ just for doing what we love best — creating with PTI products.

  • 158
    Pam Wilson says:

    LOVE IT! I am a visual learner, so I am excited that we will be “watching” it right before our very eyes. Thanks so much!!

  • 159
    Susan Block says:

    Love it! Embossing is my favorite technique! It really adds such a punch with very little effort. Thank you for the video.
    I’d love to see a Copic video. I love them and just need more tips and ideas. Off to stamp now πŸ˜‰

  • 160
    Kim M says:

    I am at work and can’t access the video but this idea sounds wonderful. I would consider myself more of a mid-range stamper and would love to learn new techniques and the thought of getting points to use toward PTI merchandise is the icing on the cake. I don’t have anything in particular that I would like to see. I need to learn, so anything that your team comes up with will be sure and benefit me. Congrats on all the new changes, it looks to be an exciting year!

  • 161
    andie... says:

    thanks for showing us your technique, nicole!

    how about “how to sew in a straight line!” haha, i try and try…even draw pencils lines but my sewing machine and my eye/hand coordination does not go swiftly. i guess i’m ok with the “it’s suppose to look that way” messy stitched lines…but c’mon now. some of you are soo good at it, i’d like to see how you do it!

    xoxo andie…

  • 162
    Cam says:

    I’m very excited about today’s announcements: video tutorials–I’d like to see some on using SCAL with your templates, using Copics, any hints that can the designers have; Make it Mondays–great way to involve more people; awarding PTI points–who doesn’t love a way to get more fabulous PTI products!

  • 163
    Sue Symens says:

    What fun we will have. What a great week Nicole! I have seen so many great embelishment ideas from some of you designers. I would love to see more. Embellies as Mish calls them. Thanks so much!

  • 164
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Oh that card is gorgeous! Love the text through the leaves…and WHAT a prize! So generous with your time, creativity, products(and so is your TEAM!)…thanks soooo much!

  • 165
    Christine Rogus says:

    I don’t do this technique, I guess because I’m scared I’ll mess it up. I’m going to try it now though! WOW!! You made it look soooooo easy. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 166
    anne says:

    I would like to see a video on how to create dimension. For instance the stamp set Boards and Beams — how to place the fences and trees. There are so many techniques that I don’t know how to do because I am fairly new in stamping and card making. I can’t wait to go and try the technique you showed us today. Thanks

  • 167
    Mindy says:

    Great video, Nichole! I love the Make It Monday idea… I will definitely be motivated to participate so I can earn some Papertrey goodies! Now I’m off to play with the emboss resist technique!

  • 168
    Tammy says:

    I am so excited that we will be seeing more of the Papertrey team on video. It was so great seeing you in action and I love how we will be able to pick up the experts’ tips. For instance, I am always trying to clean up my edges with scissors. I would have never thought about using a craft knife to cut the excess away!Duh!I would love to see videos about how the whole card comes together from concept to reality, learning each designer’s creative process.

  • 169
    Wendy Beck says:

    I would love a tutorial on creating home made background paper. I can never seem to get mine perfectly aligned.

  • 170
    Kathy says:

    Sounds like a fun challenge each Monday, love the idea. I would love to see some tutorials with a clean and simple feel. I always love your cards and they are clean and simple, but still have a wow factor. I need to learn how to do this. Copic tutorials would be great, too.

  • 171
    Gabi MeWi says:

    Congrats for your first video – exciting and very easy to follow.A great help!Stunning inspiration for stampers.
    And all the prices and chances to win – IΒ΄m speechless.
    I would like to see coloration possibilities and cutouts.
    Thanks and wishing you all the best, Gabi

  • 172
    Kelly Braund says:

    So fun! I love learning new card folds and also sketches (which isn’t really a technique- but fun none the less!)

  • 173

    This week just keeps getting better — how many new things did you all invent for us?! I love the idea of a weekly technique video and that I can participate in the challenge, too. There are so many techniques and tricks I’d love to see…one in particular is the multi-inked stamp technique (I don’t even know the name for it!)…adding/layering various ink colors onto one image for a subtle rainbow effect. The results are so stunning, so I’d like to learn how to add it to my repertoire.

  • 174

    Oh, Nichole.. You’ve done it again! I’m SO excited!! πŸ˜€

  • 175
    Peg C. says:

    I’m so excited to see more videos. You always inspire me and now I will be able to see how you “do it.” What do I want to see on your videos, I can’t think of a thing that I don’t need help with. I know I will love anything you or your DT will come up with.
    Thanks for helping me grow as a stamper!

  • 176
    Sandy Kay says:

    Thanks for showing us a video Nichole – it is awesome! These challenges really help me to be creative! Looking forward to the future challenges! Whatever you come up with will be fantastic!

  • 177
    Amy says:

    Great First Video, Nichole!! I really like how the video portion was sped up and the audio was normal speed — this is a very efficient and effective use of the video time. I already picked up a few pointers that I want to use. I have always cut all the card stock to the desired sizes before I stamped and adhered it. Stamping, adhering, and then trimming to size will save me time and angst! I would like to see more short-cut pointers like those. It was great to see you live! Thanks for the planned Make it Monday challenges.

  • 178
    Judy S says:

    Love all the new changes to Papertrey! You surely have the customer in mind! Emboss resist is a technique that I sometimes forget about so it will be fun to get out the supplies and give it a try!

  • 179

    This technique looks very fun, can’t wait to try it! I would love to see some brayering on here and maybe some stamp “kissing”

  • 180
    Leora says:

    Great video. I love to see you in action. I think I would like to see some techniques related to working with your wonderful ribbon and twine. You are the best!

  • 181
    Mary says:

    I would love to see demos on masking and on all of the little finishing touches you seem to put on your cards to make them look fabulous and “complete”. Thank you for the chance to win yet another amazing prize.

  • 182
    Colleen says:

    OMG!!! I am going to explode with excitement! Challenge Mondays with my favorite PTI products and peeps? And earning points toward PTI MERCHANDISE??? I am just so excited!
    I would love to see a video/tutorial on stitching…with or without sewing machines. I am always in awe of people’s projects with stitching.

  • 183
    Tiffany N says:

    WOW! Again, you have blown us away! Of course we are all unbelievably happy to earn PTI points and I can’t wait to get up tomorrow and see which new product you have in store for us. Who knew this week was going to be THIS exciting? I loved that video and can’t wait to see more. Maybe a few on making your own embellishments (like Dawn films sometimes) or on cutting out your stamps so perfectly. Thank you, everyone involved in this company. You are truly the most customer oriented company I have ever had the pleasure of purchasing from and it just keeps getting better!

  • 184
    Katie M says:

    How exciting! I need inspiration to create on a more regular basis! It will be fun to try new things. I would love to see some techniques related to the Scor-Pal and some of the scoring you have shown on your card designs before. I would also love to see something with bow tying and more ideas for buttons.

  • 185
    Tracey McNeely says:

    This has been such an exciting week. My morning is not complete until I visit the PTI blog. So much inspiration and creativity. The Make It Monday Challenge and Video Series is going to be fabulous just like all PTI.

    I am excited to see more techniques demo’d and in use. I know a lot of techniques but need to be inspired by seeing it in action. Thanks for the change to win such a great prize.

  • 186
    Be(e) says:

    Can’t wait for those challenges to get started!! I love stamping videos! I definitely would like to see the kissing technique featured.

  • 187
    Monica L says:

    So many exciting new developments at PTI, WOW. Make IT Monday will be fun, I’m not a tweeter so that may be problematic, but earning PTI bucks is great. I’m looking forward to what tomorrow brings. Oh yea, a video on distressing either with inks or tools would be informative.

  • 188
    Angela says:

    Thanks for that great video and the promise of more to come. Part of me liked that your hands moved so fast with the voiceover, but part of me felt a little breathless when it was finished. Regardless, I’m looking forward to more, and I would also enjoy seeing the rest of that room you were sitting it. I liked the shelves with the jars. Thanks again!

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    Sally says:

    Such great stuff! I would love to the see videos on stiching on cards, paper piecing, using dies and different cutting/embossing systems, making embellies… that should be enough to start. Love the points and the monday challenge.

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    Jessica ML says:

    I’m so glad that I embrace change because so much of it is taking place at PTI. It easy to embrace all the goodness that comes from PTI! I would like to see a video of basics of layouts, how to pull the pieces of a card together because sometime I can’t decided if the card needs just one more little thing to make it better.

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    Susan B says:

    Ummm…you said this was your first video and you could tell? I thought it was great! I learned a bunch more than just emboss resist (like how you trim from the back and the craft knife that fits on your finger). Nice job!

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    Laura says:

    How fun! I’m just starting to get “brave” enough to try a few challenges here and there, so it’s great that Papertrey will have one on a regular basis. Since I’m pretty new to this hobby, I look forward to whatever techniques you want to show us! πŸ™‚

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    Bridget says:

    What a great idea!! Looking forward to Make it Mondays..and getting points towards products…even better!!! I guess I would like to learn more on the rule 3 when making cards..Thanks!!

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    Allison Taylor says:

    I love that PTI is taking a turn to really encourage folks to USE their supplies not just be a collector! What great incentives to be creative and share!

    I would defintely like to see Patterned Papers created, the rock and roll technique, COPICS, colored pencils, gold leafing (I still haven’t quite gotten the hang of that from First Fruits!). I am looking forward to another great year from PTI!

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    Toni Storie says:

    I would love to see a video using some of the amazing background stamps and also would love to learn more about how to achieve the vintage or Shabby chic look! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

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    Caren B says:

    I would love to see techniques involving different ways to use ribbon.

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    Nysse says:

    Yeah…videos make it so much easier and personal…I am definately going to have to get my blog going…a bit technologically challenged..but I will learn!

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    Banu H says:

    ooh!! It was very nice to see this technique video. Thanks a lot and this feature is for sure a welcome idea πŸ™‚

    It would be nice to see videos on different ways to use the same stamp, techniques to line up sentiment stamps perfectly πŸ™‚

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    Sara Mac says:

    Nichole this sounds like so much fun! I’m finally starting a blog just because of these wonderful PTI challenges. I’ve followed PTI from the beginning, but have never taken the leap into the blogoshpere. Can’t wait for the make it mondays series! I would love to see techniques on coloring with various mediums: pencils, copics, chalks, reinkers, etc. That’s one area where I really need practice.

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    Patty J says:

    LOVE the speed of the video, quick is great! I would love to see you “fix” cards that need help by adding/subtracting elements or shifting things around. I think this would help us that are layout challenged get better.

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    Krista says:

    I love, love, love this technique but have yet to try it. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Some techniques I’d like to see include: coloring with Copics or any other coloring tool, creating background images with stamps, and any tips for sponging/distressing!

    Thanks for all this!

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    StephG. says:

    Yay! Video!!!!
    I can’t wait for the fun new website!

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    I am so excited about Monday challenges & can’t wait to play. Getting points for participating??? That’s the best idea ever!! πŸ™‚ Would love to learn more about coloring with Copic. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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    Susan says:

    OMG, what will be next? You are amazing. I would like to see masking, reverse masking, stamping with bleach, using pastels and using colored pencils with gamsol. Maybe a tutorial on placement of sentiments. Thanks for asking.

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    Dawn Nikol says:

    Awesome! Is it really silly that I want to see how everybody is able to use their Scor-Pal to score something other than just a card fold? I seriously haven’t been able to get the hang of mine and I dislike that you can only make “certain” folds because of the number of markings.

    Can’t wait to see more!!

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    Lennie says:

    Loved the video, it was so nice to see how something is made and put together! I would love to see how you sew on the cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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    Melanie says:

    I just can’t get over all of the changes and new concepts…this is going to be an amazing year for PTI! I’m so excited for you and your team! As far as techniques to cover in this new series…hmm. I would love to see anything Copic related, masking techniques, or any distressing tips. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to Make It Mondays! Yay!

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    Sandra B. says:

    Great video! I can’t think of any specific techniques, but I always learn something new when I watch a video. I can’t wait to hear about the scallop product!

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    Rosemary D says:

    Love your new challenge idea! Haven’t done too much emboss/resist. I think a video on stamping on fabric would be fun to watch.

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    Jennifer S says:

    Wow, this is exciting news! I can’t wait to see what you come up with each week. I would love to see some different techniques using copic markers. I know how to color with them, but would love to learn different ways to use them. Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize package!!

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    Darla says:

    Wow! I am loving all of the new PTI stuff! Absolutely anything you do as a tutorial is a huge help to me, since I am a bit of a newbie at all this!

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    April Z says:

    I love that card! So pretty and classic. Thanks for sharing in the form of a video. I can’t wait to see more!!!

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    Linda L says:

    Wait? We get weekly inspiration, on Mondays no less – worst day of the week – and instruction, AND we get paid to participate? It doesn’t get any better! I’d love to see lots of help with coloring. Using inks, markers, chalk, anything – but step by step coloring would be huge. Thank you so much for all you’re doing. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (can you hear the singing?) tban Papertrey Ink!

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    Julia Diane says:

    How exciting! A video series by Papertrey!! I can’t wait! I would love to see tips for using vellum …from stamping on vellum, to scoring vellum, to coloring on vellum… you get the idea. It’s beginning to sound like 2010 is gonna be a Papertrey Party all year!! Thanks for the inspiration and excitement!

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    Jeni Barbas says:

    This is the best anniversary celebration yet! Love the video Nichole!!! I have 3 video ideas: 1. Putting together a scrapbook page while incorporating PTI stamps, 2. Stamping on fabric, and 3. A video of how you use the illustrator program to design stamps–just curious about the process!

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    peggy says:

    Move over, Martha! Seriously though, it’s a great video and a wonderful way for us to learn. Appreciate this one and am really looking forward to more!

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    Sarah H. says:

    Love the concept of adding videos! I would like to see a one-sheet wonder technique that results in beautiful cards. I have tried various OSW templates and didn’t really like my end products. (This problem could also be due to lack of creativity on my part!)

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    Cathy says:

    I am CRAZY about the idea of Make it Mondays! Love the video tutorials and the point to redeem for merchandise! How exciting!! The great ideas keep coming!! You must be thrilled to watch your company blossom and bloom in ways you never imagined three years ago. I’m in awe of your vision and creativity.
    Thanks for keeping stamping and creating so much fun!
    Cathy

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    Danielle says:

    That’s such a great technique and one that I need to revisit! Thanks for sharing this and the great DT projects!

    I’d love to see a great variety of techniques…I love distressed and aged, and love paper piecing!

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    Barb Foster says:

    I can’t wait to read about the scallop border… could it be a die?! I’d love to see a video with the Gridlines series of stamps!

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    Karen Rose says:

    Hi Nichole … Are we lucky OR what!! You made a fantastic video and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of you in the future. I liked seeing the way you do the emboss resist. The “point” system sounds interesting. What a good idea! I’m looking forward to any technique that your group wants to share with us. If I think of a specific one, I’ll let the group know in the future. I have loved every day of your celebration so far. Thanks for expanding the PTI experience!! Karen

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    Make It Monday is such an amazing, wonderful concept! Wow! I am always looking for weekly challenges and for PTI to have their own is like a dream come true! Then in true PTI fashion, you are adding the point system as a special bonus for your fans. You guys are just the best! I would love to see a Copics video, something on stitching on cards and just whatever fabulous ideas you come up with. Oh, and a note on the scallops. Is PTI going to add punches or dies? I had to find a Stampin’ Up rep to buy a punch and die that I wanted that were exclusive to them. If PTI starts selling their own, I will be in heaven!! Thanks again for making every day this week like Christmas!

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    Lesa says:

    I would love to see some videos on distressing things. I love all the ways the design team uses this technique on their cards. Also I love the new way to earn points to purchase PTI goodies. Money is tight now so that will help me get more PTI this year.

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    Paula Laird says:

    Wow! I am SO stoked about the point system! How exciting!!! i am also wondering if pti is getting dies! Can’t wait to find out!

    Video techniques – copic coloring, ribbob treatments, and decorative scoring! I have a scor-pal but i seem to have mental block when it comes to using it for anything other than templates and card folds.

    And, just a suggestion, I’d rather see it in real time even if that means the sentiment is prestamped or things like that. Thanks for all you do!!

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    Denise Erickson says:

    One of the strengths on your blog is showing a lot of different ways to use products and truthfully it is rare I do not walk away with an “aha” moment. I am still a bit intimidated with sewing on my projects and would love to see more on that technique. Also how about more techniques for using transparencies? I love the added dimension they give to a project.

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    Kerry says:

    fI love this! I was so excited to hear about videos from all our favorite designers! I’d love to see a tutorial on how to emboss! You showed part of the process here, but I don’t know how to do the heating part – maybe a step by step and show us the products we need?

    I am really excited about this new challenge idea.

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    Laurie says:

    Actually, the resist technique is one of my favorites, but to come up with another…distressing is always a favorite; using burlap on cards; and I also could use some help in cutting out images to look GOOD!
    Thanks for all the fun!

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    Lori M says:

    This is so exciting Nichole!! I cannot wait for the challenges to officially start!! I love watching how you girls make cards, I learn so much from that along!! πŸ™‚

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    Kris Lindsay says:

    WOW!!! Am I excited now or what – I’m going to have to warn my boss that I am “unavailable” on Monday mornings until after I watch the Make It Monday video clip a half dozen times or so. What a great idea. As far as techniques – anything would be fantastic because you and design team always put your extra special touch on everything you do and I know I’ll be blown away by the results.

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    Laura says:

    Love the idea of Make it Mondays, the more PTI the better. I’d love to see a video on how to design an appealing card, the rule of 3, color choices, etc.

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    Betz61 says:

    Way to go Nicole!I would love to see copic coloring techniques, Ghosting,Punch Art, Distressing Techniques, Storage techniques, New Background Techniques, How to start a blog of our own or where to go for help when just beginning one. You’ve got a wonderful group of ladies so let’s see what they’ve got this is certainly a supreme challenge.

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    Lindzie H says:

    I need to see some techniques with Copic markers. I’m still trying to figure it all out! πŸ™‚

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    Jen P says:

    Wow – another awesome way to keep all of us stamping! πŸ™‚ It’s always nice to see a new technique…I’m not sure I can say any specific ones…I’d love to see them all!! πŸ™‚

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    Mendi M says:

    I would love to see videos from the various design team members using their Copic markers. I still feel like I’m lacking the skills to really make my colored image pop. Thanks for the chance!

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    Traci Major says:

    Wow, how fun to see you in “person” Nichole, I really like that personal touch and learned something new just watching your video!!
    Here is something that is so basic, but I constantly have a difficult time with, card matting measurements! I would like to see how you or your team cut your cards to get such perfect mats when matting a single, or double matting and layering cards. I spend more time on that than any one thing.
    Any techniques, but especially background layering and also a few using your different inks on fabrics or other medium would be helpful!

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    Debbie says:

    I love seeing how different people use different mediums so im happy to see any technique and hopefully pick up lots of inspiration along the way πŸ™‚

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    Rita says:

    No more Sunday-night blues! I will be excited for Make it Mondays with PTI! This is the best news. I’d love to see your techniques and tips for choosing and coordinating colors/pattern papers for cards and gift sets. Thank you…thank you…THANK YOU!

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    Carol H says:

    Love your blog. I would like to see more background techniques. Really like how you incorporate your stamps into a background.

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    melissa sibert says:

    This is a fabulous idea!! And free papertrey points/bucks to spend in the store just for participating… Wow! Hmmm, will have to get training for that:) I would love to see any techniques that help us use your fabulous products to their fullest. Stuff to do with buttons, stamping on fabrics, tips and tricks for using the packaging templates, and really any “old” stamping technique you all highlight will become a new ooh and ahh for all of us because you all execute things with such a clean and fresh perspective. Love it!

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    Michelle LL says:

    Wow!! I LOVE everthing you’ve presented so far and can’t wait to see how you make those PERFECT scallops.
    Any and all techniques are appreciated, although I would also like to see more on the “rule of threes”.
    Guess that I’ll be spending even MORE time at PTI! Thanks so much!

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    Janet S says:

    I love today’s announcement about Make It Mondays, sounds great. I love videos on stamping techniques or how to make a certain project. I find them so helpful. I loved your video how you talked so slowly but did fast forward on the video as we all know how to glue etc. Hope to see more of this in the future. And what a great idea of earning points for free PTI merchandise, YEAH!!!

  • 242
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    Oh wow! Make it Monday’s is FABULOUS!!! I am so excited to be able to watch videos made by your PTI DT!!! (Nicole, you are a natural at making video’s! Loved your first video!)
    I am more of a visual learner, and to be able to watch videos of techniques made by your DT would put me in heaven.
    I am so EXCITED & HAPPY about PTI’s growth, and all of the new additions you are making at PTI.
    My favorite technique that I would like to see is making your own embelishments/adding details to your cards.
    I can’t wait to see what is next for your 3rd anniversary celebration… you just keep amazing me. πŸ™‚

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    Tammy W. says:

    WOW! PTI continues to amaze me, constantly coming up with something new and exciting! Really looking forward (and very curious!) to tomorrow’s announcement! Those scallops look dee-lish! I will be up early with my cuppa java tomorrow morn!

    I would love to see some videos on coloring with copics. The artists on the Design Team do some breathtaking coloring – their cards are little mini masterpieces of art!

    Awesome prize! Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Miki says:

    The videos are going to be great! I love having my morning coffee and watching them. I would love to see a video on coloring in simple images. Not everyone has (or can afford!) the copic markers, so I would love to see some other ideas on coloring with on-hand supplies or more accessible ones. I get so lazy and never color anything in!

  • 245
    Elizabeth Burke says:

    WOW..videos… Points Program….New products…..What more could a girl ask for!!!

    Can’t even think of a specific technique…Just can’t wait to see what you guys are going to bring us next!!!

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    Kathy McEntyre says:

    Oh, I’m soooo excited about the Make it Mondays video series!! this will help us beginners a lot. You all are just full of good ideas. Anything with Copics is what I’d like to see. I’m in the process of buying a lot. Thanks again!

  • 247
    Melissa King says:

    Love the new tutorial video! It’s always so exciting to learn more stamping techniques. One suggestion would be tips on working with buttons and ribbon/fibers. I always have a hard time tying bows and getting buttons attached in an attractive way. A tutorial would be so helpful.

  • 248
    Pam L. says:

    OOOHHH OOOHHH OHHHHHHH My heavens! Nicole everything sounds so exciting! OK this is going to sound really weird. I have been “collecting” my Papertrey Ink Stamps for some time now. I usually stamp with stamps that require coloring. So stamp and go stamps so to speak are out of my comfort zone, but I am crazy about the look. As a matter of fact, I get Papertreys post, plus that of DT members in my mailbox. I am just afraid my cards won’t turn out as fabulous as the DT gals without coloring. (I am not saying mine are fab with my coloring by any means.) I just have to take the plug hug? Well with your new video’s, challenges and ways to earn “points” to buy PT stuff how can I not? I am soooo hooked on EVERYTHING PT! The whole line is the best! Ok I am off to be inspired some more. I have more DT reading to do!
    Kind Regards to the whole gang,
    Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

  • 249
    Valonda says:

    Embossed resist is one of my all time favorite techniques. I love that you are highlighting this one…

    I would love to see you show some ideas using metal…stamp an image onto metal, use tools to add dimension and add to a card or something. Metal is such a fun medium.

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    I LOVE this new idea! What an incentive, who wouldn’t want to earn PTI merchandise?! As for techniques, that’s tough, your DT does a pretty good job of explaining a lot of what they do. I would say some Copic tehcniques would be helpful and ways to use patterned paper too (I have a lot of it, but often don’t know how to use it).

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    Maureen says:

    I don’t know how you do it. Papertrey is already awesome, now an updated shop, radio, rewards…I didn’t think it could get any better and you keep doing it, every single day πŸ™‚ Thank you for caring so much about your customers!!! Oh, and I LOVE your card!!! I haven’t had a chance to watch your video yet, but I’m sure that rocks too!!!

  • 252
    Lee Anne says:

    How fun! Your video is great! I needed to know details on how to do that technique! I would love more vidoes of any techinique…I’m really trying to learn here! How about some videoes on masking, rock/roll and color combos!
    Thanks, Nichole!

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    Noora says:

    I am so excited about Monday Videos, watching you stampin is my dream come true!, emboss resisting technique is definitely one of my favorites, I would love to see anything that is related to embossing , actually, I would love to see and learn anything PTI..:)

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    AWESOME video Nichole! It was so cool to have a voice to put with your face! I loved your idea of trimming the strips from the back like that – terrific idea! What a treat to see you in action.

    ~Meredith

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    Chris L. says:

    Nichole,

    Everything sounds like so much fun! Just getting to watch you work was a treat. What kinds of videos would I like to see–everything that you and the design team make is so wonderful that I think anything you do would be amazing. Just watching someone work you learn something new, even if you thought you already knew how to make that item.

    Thanks for such a wonderful anniversary celebration–I look forward to your post each day!

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    Kay Sibley says:

    Make It Mondays – What an AWESOME idea!!! YAY!!
    Nicole, how about a video tour of some of the designers studio space and how they stay organized? I would LOVE that!!!!

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    Jackie says:

    Thank you for that great video! I never thought of using a paper towel to apply the ink but it works great judging by your result, That card is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to seeing more videos in the future :-). I need that set with the leaves!

  • 259
    Cathy Weber says:

    I loved the video. I actually got to see the way you ink up your stamps and how you trim the edges. I still wonder what kind of mat you use underneath to stamp on. What was that powder thing you used? I have one similar, but the powder goes everywhere. I would love to see a basic, basic,basic beginner class on stamping on your videos for those of us who are really beginners. I bet there are more beginners out there who don’t speak up on the forums because they are afraid they might seem stupid. I know I don’t. This is going to be so helpful to so many people. Thanks. You did a really good job.

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    Michelle A. says:

    How exciting… I loved to see your video & you in action :). Excited about the points system too! I would love to see custom background paper designs, gradient color blending techniques, copic coloring tutorials, using products in unique ways (like using ribbon differently… not just for tying a bow), using punches to create other images. Cant wait to see the new Monday it Monday features!

  • 261
    Natasha says:

    Yay! I love videos! I wouldn’t mind seeing some of the templates put together on a video. Sometimes instructions and the final product image aren’t quite enough.

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    Leah C. says:

    Fabulous news each day! So exciting…love the point system. A technique I’d love to see covered is making your own pattern paper with stamps. I love doing this and would love more ideas:)

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    first off, let me tell you I have tears in my eyes… the idea of “earning papertrey ink dollars makes me soooo happy”.

    I also love love love love the idea of Monday videos and challenges and can’t wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for showing us how to use emboss resist. I am going to try to make a card today using this technique.

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    Pat says:

    Thanks for the awesome video. I would love to see videos by the design team. Even though I may know how to do that technique, it seems that someone else may have a different way of doing the same technique and sometimes it may be quicker, easier or have a little different twist to it. I can wait to play along with the Make It Monday Challenges!

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    Loved the video! I grabbed some items from my desk, created a card, and posted it on my blog. I used Mr. Linky for the first time ever and that was so easy. I’m loving my daily check-ins with you! Anne, yourmainestamper

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    Lacey says:

    I would love to see more techniques using embossing powder (crackle, faux alligator, etc.) because it’s always a great easy way to wow people when they see a card with embossing.

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    Angi - Mistress of Mayhem says:

    I have always loved your blog! The Monday challenges sound like so much fun! Can’t wait to play and see the inspiration…

    Hmmm…techiniques…I love the look of vellum. I’d love to see how to layer/stamp/design more projects using it.

    Thanks!

  • 268
    Shirlann says:

    Nicole your video was so awesome! I really like the way it was sped up so you get the point and the finished project right away! Great to put your voice to your picture. Something I would like to see are techniques using tips on how to use your inks in creative ways. Love your idea for Make*It Mondays! I’m having a super time following your blog this week…and last week, and the week before last…!

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    Melissa F. says:

    Make it Monday’s sounds like it’s going to be so fun. Can’t wait for it to start. I’m sure any videos that you and the design team make will be great. I’d love to see a video on making your own background papers since PTI has such great sets for that.

    Can’t wait to see what the new product is tomorrow. Looks like it may be some kind of die with how crisp it is.

  • 270
    Becky says:

    Oh my goodness,Nichole! You never cease to amaze me with all of your great ideas! I am thrilled with the Make It Monday idea…and we get to earn free products just for trying our hand at it. Holy moly! This is fabulous and sooooo motivating! I would love to see some techniques on layouts, like how to balance everything, you know the rule of 3’s, stuff like that. Thanks for everything!
    Becky
    Becky

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    Jennifer S. says:

    I just love the idea of the new challenges and points system. I can’t wait to see all the new changes.

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    Carissa C. says:

    I would love to see a tutorial done on making your own embellishments or even some tips on card design itself. I’d love to hear color combo suggestions from each of your designers–they each have such an eye for great looks, but all have their very own style. Love it!

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    Julie E says:

    This is so fun!!!! I love challenges and learning new techniques. Even if it is a technique I am already familiar with I anticipate that you and your design team will have a different spin on it! In the future I would love to see more coloring techniques – I own very few copics and have no idea how to use them to achieve shading, but I am sure there are lots of other coloring mediums out there.
    Thanks!!!!

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    anne manninen says:

    Love it!
    I would love to see more non-card projects. I make loads of cards, and would like to find other useful items to craft.

    Thanks!

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    Tracinachtrab@gmail.com says:

    I would like to see videos of the extra little touches (bows, buttons, punches) that u feature on your awesome projects. Sometimes it’s not appArent how those are done. Thanks!

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    Kim Howard says:

    to be honest, any technique will be great! I’m trying to branch out this year and try some more techniques!

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    Susan McRae says:

    I love videos, so happy you’ll be having one a week and the points system sounds like a great idea! I’d like to see videos on coloring with different supplies like copics, colored pencils, watercolor etc. I’m terrible at mixing patterns together and would love a video on how to do that and also tips on designing a card, what to do to make a card go from good to great! Emboss resist is one of my fave techniques, how great would it be to win this prize package!

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    Penny J. says:

    This is exciting news! What fun to see video tutorials by the PTI team and the chance to earn points! I agree with another poster about PTI not offering sales and being able to shop anytime without remorse that maybe I could have gotten it cheaper later. The point system seems like it will be a fair trade off where everyone can get involved. Another thing, I LOVE how PTI listens to its customers.

    Think it would be fun and interesting to learn more about sewing and stamping on fabric.

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    Anne S says:

    SO excited for the video series! I thought that it was absolutely hilarious when you were stamping at Mach 8, then did a voice over! It really helps shorten the videos by a TON! AWESOME idea! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store.

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    I think Make It Monday sounds awesome! I always do better if I can actually see a person doing a technique, and the steps involved. And what in the world could be better than earning points towards purchases from Papertrey?! πŸ˜‰

    I would love to see someone demonstrate how to use both the Chai and Chamomile distress ink pads together to make such a flawless-looking vintage-y look around the edge of cardstock. Thank you!

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    I would like to see videos on cards for those occasions usually not addressed..death, divorce, job loss, get well. These are times a meaningful handmade card would be really appreciated.

    hybrid scrapping, aged look, and different ways to use my printer are also things I am interested in.

    BTW loving this site, so glad I found it last week!

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    Andrea McCulley says:

    I am beyond THRILLED about regular video tutorials! First PTI radio, and now PTI tv…I am never going to want to leave your blog! As a beginning card-maker I would like to see anything and everything! Of special interest would be anything to do with fabric, machine and hand stitching, stamped background paper, and handmade embellishments! I am so appreciative of all the things I have already learned from your blog and am so excited about learning even more!

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    jen shears says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this technique!!! Hope to give it a try today- thanks for all the CONSTANT inspiration!
    Great video! πŸ™‚

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    Catherine says:

    I would love to see videos on taking an inspiration piece, then creating a card from it! I hope I get a chance to play:0) Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Anna Wasierski says:

    Loved the video! Can’t wait for make it Mondays.. it will force me to get moving! Thanks for your continued inspiration!

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    Patti Cain says:

    I’m really excited about your Make it Monday videos. I would like to see topics such as color theory, painting with bleach, and copics 101 (I don’t have any yet – but love the results I see online). Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter your contests!

  • 287
    Tonya Peters says:

    This was a most exciting post! Video! A way to earn points to use in the PTI store! My heart skipped a beat! Wonderful video Nichole! Good job on the first one, I’m looking forward to seeing more in the future. Exciting!!!!

  • 288
    Connie G says:

    This is such a great idea Nichole! I love challenges but I never upload my work. Perhaps this will help me to get over that I-am-not-good-enough-to-share feeling!!I will watch for details!

  • 289
    Sharon D says:

    I will love seeing whatever you show us! I will watch it all! But I would definitely like to see coloring with Copics, cutting out things (like the leaves from Turning a New Leaf), learning how you settle on a layout–anything! Thanks for ALL that you have put into this release–it is AMAZING!

  • 290
    bridgette says:

    Would love to see some Copic tutorials. Loving what they add to my stamps lately, but I need to do more than just coloring an item in one solid color. LOL πŸ™‚

  • 291
    janelle says:

    Wow! Where to start??? First, I’m super excited about the Make It Mondays & can’t wait for those to start… Next, your video was great. (thank you) I actually tried this technique last night & not too successfully. I’m going to try the paper towel tip next time. Lastly, I don’t want to make this too long. So, I want to say ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’. This week has been so much fun!

  • 292
    sarah says:

    i can’t wait to watch the video and look forward to more videos about anything!! distressing…chalks…creating patterned paper…i’m open to learning about anything these designers want to share. even little specific things that they like to do on their projects. all of them are so talented that whatever they do can be a learning experience for us. this is a great idea, thanks!

  • 293
    marla H. says:

    LOve watching technique videos. Cant wait for more of them.!! I would love to see backgrounds being made also and some perfect pearl techniques or distressing!!

  • 294

    First, let me just say “thanks”, for an awesome anniversary celebration. I’ve had so much fun “hanging out” with you and the design team this week. As for techniques, I would like to see something done with copics. I’ve just purchased some and trying to learn how to use them. Practicing with them has been very theraputic though! I forgot how much I like to color!

  • 295
    Suzy says:

    This is the best week ever!! I would like to see more Copics! Thing like blending and coloring images with multiple colors.

  • 296
    Stacy says:

    I love all of the exciting additions, maybe I’ll even try uploading a project. This is all new to me and ohh so fun. I would love to see some masking, crackle or distressing on cards and containers.

  • 297
    pegg says:

    What a fun new challenge! I can’t wait to see the videos. I would love to see a video on how to make the crochet flowers that you posted about. I tried to follow the directions, but could never get a flower made. Bought all the PTI thread colors and still haven’t made 1 flower LOL!

  • 298
    Carla Grace, Middleburg, Florida says:

    Can’t wait to see ideas for copics. Whatever you show us will be great! I love the new challenge idea.

  • 299
    iheartart says:

    I am so glad that you will be doing video tutorials now. I love learning techniques. The techniques I would like to see are ones that are not very well known. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 300

    I’m gonna start looking forward to Monday’s now!!! I really love that there will be an accompanying video. I loved that we could see you in the video in the beginning. Also, I’ve been pronouncing your name wrong for YEARS!

  • 301

    You guys are just SO business savvy! I know this is going to be such a big HIT! Loved the video and the speed of it. It really kept my attention. Can’t wait to see more about those scallops! πŸ™‚

  • 302
    Tracey says:

    Fantastic video Nicole…you are a “natural”!! I would love to see the “kissing” technique demonstrated please πŸ™‚ LOVE this new format for Mondays…finally something to look forward to on a Monday!!! AND the added bonus of accummulating points for product=AMAZING!! Thanks!!!!!

  • 303
    Becky P. says:

    Yay! This is great news. I would love to see a tutorial on creating your own background papers, I am a visual person, so seeing the technique live from start to finish, would be a great learning experience.

  • 304
    Rhonda says:

    It just keeps getting better! Using Copic Markers, design ideas, sketch books, whatever you guys think up to showcase I’ll love.

  • 305
    Gail White says:

    Thanks for the video. It was fast but I like it that way. I would like to see embelishment making techniques. Looking forward to picking up some new skills from the great team you have assembled. Papertrey Rocks it when it comes to celebrating!

  • 306
    Kristy says:

    You did a great job on your video! I’m excited for the Monday challenges, too!

    I am copic challenged – I just can’t seem to get the hang of coloring. I would love to see some videos showing coloring techniques, especially blending.

  • 307
    Belinda says:

    What a fun idea! I can’t wait to see all the great techniques showcased! I’d love to see things covering the basics in a fun, fresh way! I think it’d be a great reminder for everyone! Also, it’d be fun to see some non-card projects as well!

  • 308

    Papertrey Radio is sheer genius! And I am so pleased to see that Nichole and her production team had the foresight to speed up the video. There’s nothing worse than to wait for glacially slow speakers to get to the point. This video was succinct and to the point. Aptly written and very well produced. My hat’s off to you Papertrey. I’d love to see you work with more buttons.

  • 309
    Beverley says:

    Hi Nichole! FAB video! I’m loving every minute of the celebrations and I can’t wait for Make it Mondays! Thanks also for the chance to win some FANTASTIC prizes! I’d love some Copic videos!

  • 310
    Glenda says:

    I love this resist technique using embossing powder. I can’t wait to see more techniques using embossing powder! I’d love to win because this package is amazing!

  • 311
    Debra says:

    I would love, and REALLY appreciate, any videos on coloring/shading utilizing copic markers.I am sooo Copic challenged!! Thanks, Nicole for all the wonderful celebratory activities.FUN FUN FUN!!!

  • 312
    Jen A says:

    I would like to see something on Flowersoft. Honestly this stuff frustrates me but I believe it’s because I don’t know how to use it. I love all the beautiful things others do with Flowersoft. Flock falls into this catagory also.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 313
    Jan says:

    Love the video! Want to see more of your room – the buttons and punches on the shelfs behind you look great. And how about design principles.

  • 314
    Barbara M says:

    The video thing will be helpful! We will become experts! You could any one of stampng layering things… well really aren’t possibilities endless!

  • 315
    Emmy says:

    I would like to see how to use the stamps to make backgrounds. I would also like to see some scrapbook pages. I loved watching you make the card. I learn so much just by watching. Thanks! I am so excited for more videos in the future!

  • 316
    Barbra says:

    I loved the video! Looking forward to more. I would love to see techniques with Copic markers.

  • 317
    tanna says:

    I am sooo excited about the videos! I was so hoping for them. Today’s was great and I learned so much! I am so looking forward to learning and growing in my obsession. I would love to learn more about designing a layout, sewing on cards, using tea dye inks. Thanks so much!

  • 318
    Penny P. says:

    Wow such a beautiful card! I haven’t tried that technique yet but I will now! I would like to see tutorials on stamping on fabric and masking, thanks for the chance to win!

  • 319
    Susan H. says:

    Great video Nicole! I would be very happy with any technique video you would present, however I need the most help with Copics and vintage looks. Your ideas are just fab!

  • 320
    Crisanne says:

    Make It Monday’s are going to make my week! I am thrilled with the weekly challenge idea. Thanks for having us go back to an oldie and goodie -emboss resist-. I haven’t done this for a while, and had a blast making my very boyish card.
    I would love to see video’s on cutting with dies. I can’t figure out what machine to get, or what dies… and I really need to *see* how to use them with Vintage Labels!

  • 321
    cy says:

    great video! i forgot how fun this technique is and itching to try it again. Hope i can get some time to work on a card to submit.
    thanks for the inspiration.

  • 322
    Heather Mills says:

    Nicole, you are awesome! Any of your techniques (specially using glitter) would be worth watching in a video. Your first video was great–maybe a tad quick, but then, no need to drag it out. Thanks a bunch.

  • 323

    I’d love to see some how-to’s and challenges using Copic markers! Mine intimidate me, I’d love to become really comfortable with them!

  • 324
    Dixie C. says:

    This is a great idea! You guys are so smart! I would like to see layering stamped images on patterned paper (not necessarily embossed). I also would like to do shabby chic better. Helps in that category would be great.

  • 325
    Kim says:

    What a great video. I would love videos on some of the basics like using copic markers in card design, cutting our images and using ribbons and punches, or what ever the designers at Papertrey chose. Thanks for all your get ideas and beautiful cards.

  • 326
    Susanna says:

    Great post today! I’m really loving the Make It Mondays addition. Sounds like fun and a great way to learn new techniques. And speaking of techniques…I’d love to see some instructions on masking as well as creating backgrounds. I always see lovely cards with beautifully colored backgrounds using inks or markers and can never, never, never seem to duplicate the results. There are tricks in there somewhere…please share!! :0)

  • 327
    Kat Gomez says:

    SWEET, I am such the visual learner..and love to watch video’s !! and how awesome that we can also earn points towards products, what an awesome incentive for us customers. I can’t wait for the Monday challenges to begin =) also thanks for the chance to win such awesome gifts.. tu amiga Kat..

  • 328
    Lorena says:

    Having a weekly challenge is such great news!! I don’t know where I’ll find the time between my job and toddler, but I’ll sure try πŸ™‚
    Regarding the techniques, I’d love to see more Copics stuff and yet more ways to stretch the PTI stamps.
    Happy 3rd birthday, PTI!
    HUgs from Spain!

  • 329
    Dana F. says:

    Wow!! I love the whole concept of the MiM-Videos and will sure play along often with the challenges. What I would like to see is tips on coloring stamped images, e.g. how to give shading/dimension to images with Copic markers.
    Oooh, and that scalloped border has me all intrigued! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s post πŸ™‚

  • 330
    Bonnie says:

    I’d like to see the kissing technique demonstrated, and anything that uses pattern (patterned paper, or stamped patterns combined with stamped images). Make it Mondays are going to be fun!

  • 331
    Ginna G says:

    You guys!!!!!!! This is just the most exciting news! “and the best is yet to come”!
    I can’t stand it. Such exciting stuff.
    I thought Papertrey Ink was already the best company, website and designers.
    This is just so wonderful.
    YOU GUYS ROCK

  • 332
    Perla R. says:

    Im so excited to learn new techniques through your videos! yay…I would love to see all kinds of different ways to make vintage looking items!

  • 333
    Linda W says:

    I’d like to learn about masking. I read the term, but have no idea how to apply it. I’m sure it will be a “duh” moment. Thanks for all you do to help us grow in this hobby.

  • 334
    LeAnn says:

    I am excited to play along each week. I have been looking for more ways to get inspiration with PTI products!!!! YEAH!! — Oh, on a more personal note. I do NOT like heat embossing. πŸ™‚ I am totally deficient at it but played along anyway in the spirit of the celebration. And yes, still deficient at it. πŸ™‚

  • 335
    elana k says:

    Wow! This is just fabulous!! I like this idea even more than guest star stamper (since I never really get around to linking AND seeing videos from lots of PTI team members, plus points for free stuff–too fantastic! I can’t wait to watch the video and make a card–and for the Mondays to begin!! πŸ™‚

  • 336
    Heather C says:

    Great video Nichole! I didn’t think it seemed “rough”- just as polished as you always are! Great job!

  • 337
    YISHAN L says:

    I would like to see how to sew (do stitches) with and without a sewing machine. And also tips for different colouring techniques. In fact, I know very little about fancy stamp techniques, so any tutorial will be great for me. Ps. I love your today’s video.

  • 338
    Kelley says:

    Coloring !! Please… coloring with copics! πŸ™‚

  • 339
    TammyButz says:

    Love the video – and that we will see more. I don’t know what it is – but, I’m not liking what I’m coming up with for the emboss resist. I’m trying not to copy and made the mistake of checking out all the ideas out there. Here is what I’d like to see:

    1. Using Copics
    2. Buttons (outside of your awesome button stamp sets).
    3. Sewing
    4. Using layers – including with your awesome patterned papers.
    5. Using multiple stamp sets on the same card (images – not taking the sentiment from one set an image from another).
    6. Cards on the inside and out (hoping that there are more stamps sets for this).

  • 340
    veronica says:

    i would love to see a tutorial on sponging, i know you showed using a papertowel in this video, but do you use sponges or tim holtz sponge tool? i can’t get the hang of that one.

    i would also love to see how you decide what to create as a stamp set. from beginning on drawing out designs, to matching other stamps within a set. i think that would be cool.

  • 341
    Cindy S says:

    Looking forward to seeing more videos! Thanks!

  • 342
    C Burke says:

    I would like to see any and all stamping techniques featured. I enjoy vintage style cards so techniques used in that style would be especially welcomed. Thanks!

  • 343

    I’d love to see different hand made paper flower techniques.

  • 344
    Tracy says:

    Great video! I would love to see any technique videos you can think up. Maybe some on coloring with copics would be nice.

  • 345
    Kim R says:

    Love hearing about the Make It Monday plans! I think one thing I’d like to see is more creative uses for background stamps. For some reason I’m addicted to them, but don’t think I use them enough.

  • 346
    Peggy says:

    First, thanks for the first video on emboss resist. I can’t play the challenge because we are in transition and my heating tool is packed away somewhere and can’t be found. I would like to see video techniques on different types of coloring mediums: watercolor pencils, distress inks, copics etc.
    Blessings.

  • 347
    Marie says:

    Not sure I’ll have time to make a card this go-’round. But I would *LOVE* to see a series of videos with simple Copic tips. I really struggle with coloring!

    Oh, and I saw someone else suggested a video on cutting out images. I’m always especially amazed by some of the cut-outs that Dawn does. Maybe she can offer up a tutorial for us!

  • 348
    Kristi says:

    This is a new technique to me and I’m so excited at how cool it is! Thanks for posting it and thanks for the Make It Monday idea! I’m sure it will help me grow leaps and bounds! Thanks!!

  • 349
    Steph W. says:

    Wow. I’m very excited for videos. It will be really, really awesome to watch everyone (and your first video was great!) I like pretty much all techniques because I think it is always good to watch how people make things. I’d love to see some videos with copics in them though. That would be neat! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

  • 350
    Stacy S. says:

    I can’t wait to see more videos and I love the new challenge idea of giving points! Thanks for all you do!

  • 351
    Holly Field says:

    OMGosh…first radio and now video…WOW! I thought you did awesome on your first try out. Love the emboss resist..and your card is so crisp and classic. Can’t wait to see what else you are going to show us this year. Make It Monday..means a lot of us are going to be busy with PTI stamps this year:)Another fun way to bring us PTI fans together. Thank you!

  • 352
    Deb W. says:

    I would love to see some sewing and fabric techniques. I have been loving this PTI anniversary celebration!

  • 353
    Sue M says:

    I would love to see how to shade with the Copics. I learn by seeing so your tutorials are very helpful!

  • 354
    Carol L says:

    I LOVED your first video and especially enjoyed those finners of fury whipping up that fabulous card! LOL I couldn’t resist playing along (pun intended) so I made a card for this challenge. I love the idea of a new weekly challenge and I love the visual side of creating by following a video. I’d love to see you do a video on any technique, because I love it all! That new punch is awesome! Your entire celebration has been fabulous!!!

  • 355
    Jude says:

    This is a great new addition to the site. I like videos of techniques (personally, like “real time”…but I’ll get used to the “fast forward” speed, LOL!)

    I’m not sure it’s a technique, but I’d love to see how to mix patterns and choose colors.

    So fun to hear Nichol’s voice! The writing on the site always sounds so formal to me – the video was so warm and friendly and wonderful – and I completely understand the technique.

  • 356
    Vladuska says:

    I just love Distress Inks, so I love to see techniques where you use it in different ways.

  • 357
    Amy Wanford says:

    Awww, it’s so lovely to SEE and HEAR you, Nichole! Your video was fab!
    I’m a huge fan of embossing with those polka dots but rarely do the emboss resist technique. Wish I could have produced something for today’s contest but alas, life is getting in the way!
    Something I’d like to see is inspirational ways to use ribbon ooh and ways to use dry embossing would be super too!
    Looking forward to Mondays now! I used to dread them LOL!
    x

  • 358
    Deanna says:

    So excited about this new adventure! I love all your challenges and participate almost all of the time! Yippee!

    I would love to see some copic tutorials! πŸ˜‰

  • 359
    Joan B says:

    Oops. I linked my card, but I think I did it twice by mistake. I’m sorry. Great challenge. Awesome week.

  • 360
    Rhonda Zamora says:

    I would love to see more techniques. I would like to see more background and Copic techniques.

  • 361
    Kathy says:

    Thanks so much for the great challenge and prizes. I would love to see some projects using paper piecing. It’s a new technique to me and would love to see how it can be used.

  • 362
    Elaine Allen says:

    Hi Nichole –

    What a great idea! I’m really looking forward Make It Monday videos. Really cool! As for techniques, I’d love to see distress techniques, techniques that show us how to get more from our stamps. I’d love to see a technique, I think its called Kiss). Its were you take a plain stamp with no image and create images on it with other stamps before you stamp it on paper. I saw it once years ago, I think what happens is when you ink the stamp with the image on it and then stamp it onto the plain block stamp it a transfers to the block and allows you to create basically a scene. I’m not sure if I’m explaining it correctly. I’d also love to see some videos on different storage ideas for ribbons, stamps, inks, cardstock, etc.
    Have a great weekend.

    Elaine Allen

  • 363
    Mindy says:

    What a wonderful idea – videos! I’m a visual learner so videos are my favorite. I know I will love whatever ideas your team comes up. Instructions on various methods of tying buttons on ribbons and how to tie different types of bows and knots would be so helpful. Would also like to see the rock & roll method (?) that people talk about demonstrated (haven’t quite figured out what it is!).

  • 364

    Great challenge! I finally got a chance to participate! Love the idea of all of these make it mondays series! Love to see how your team cuts images so perfectly!

  • 365
    CKH in Tulsa says:

    I would like to see examples for various methods of incorporating ribbon: knot, bow, fold over, etc. and also to see tips for making bows.

    I appreciate the incidental tips we get like when you turned your card over at the end and trimmed the overhanging paper with a finger tool – I’ve always wondered how to use that tool!

  • 366
    Chrissy L says:

    What a neat technique! I have never tried this one before, but had fun doing so this afternoon! πŸ™‚ So excited about the points system and about that scallop-making product!
    I’d love to learn more about different ways to distress and create that vintage look that is so popular right now.

  • 367
    joanna says:

    Great video – I think you are a natural! I hope to see you more in video format! I think it is a great idea.
    Happy friday
    Jo

  • 368
    Barbara says:

    Your card is gorgeous! I’m a first-time project poster. Hope you like it! Emboss resists is among my favorite stamping techniques…it creates such depth and richness! Thank you for the video…I can’t wait to see more!

    Lord bless you and yours,
    Barbara

  • 369

    This is such a fantastic new programme and I so wish I had time to make a card. I would love to see as many videos as you can make on colouring with Copics and other mediums.

  • 370
    Hlee says:

    Oh wow! I’m so excited about the video series! PTI is really doing some awesome things this year! What fun!

  • 371
    Dana Klinkner says:

    Awesome video – love this new feature!!! I would love to see video about layering & using all kinds of accessories on cards. Also, how to tie bows and buttons w/bows, etc. Oh and one more, how about ideas for making your own patterned papers. Thanks for all of these amazing giveaways and fun every day during this anniversary celebration – I’m loving it! πŸ™‚

  • 372
    Debbie says:

    How exciting. I think you did wonderful on your fist video. Thanks for sharing this technique. I love learning new things and am excited to see any videos you post.
    Thanks

  • 373
    Nancy L says:

    I’m about to try this technique! Love the video and the idea for the challenge on the PTI blog!!

  • 374
    Lori Hofferbert (loricabo) says:

    This is really exciting news, and I am looking forward to this new feature. I would love to see tutorials on Copics and distressing. I have the distress cubes, but never seem to get the beautiful look I see on others’ cards.

  • 375

    Wow we are getting audio podcasts and videos both…. I love everything PTI so to win anything would make me so happy…. Beautiful company and beautiful products.

  • 376
    Amy O. says:

    I would love a video on Copics. πŸ™‚ I love all the stuff you’ve done with them.

  • 377
    Rebecca says:

    I can’t wait to see the techniques you have in store for us. I am game for anything you offer up!

  • 378
    Judy says:

    I love the weekly video idea! I would love
    to see a variety of techniques from embossing
    to unusual folds for cards. I would also love
    to see a video with tips on different ideas
    for making cards look more polished and finished, something that Nichole does par
    excellance!

  • 379
    Connie F. says:

    Make it Mondays is a wonderful idea. Can’t wait for them to start. I love tutorial videos—sometimes things don’t really click for me until I actually “see” them done. Since I am fairly new to stamping and very new to stamping backgrounds to make my own patterned paper, I would like to see more tutorials on that technique as well as other stamping techniques. Thanks for sharing your embossing video. I love your all paper card!

  • 380
    Suzanne says:

    I love this idea!!! I am always challenged my your inspiration so I am sure a video will be icing on the cake. I am so excited about the next year!!!

  • 381

    Wow, you’ve offered all your fans so much in the past few days! I look forward to Make It Mondays and love video tutorials. Anything you show us will be inspiring and definitely appreciated!!

  • 382
    Mimi H. says:

    Looking forward to your Make It Monday series. I would like to see how your team comes up with pretty pattern paper through combining different stamps and inks. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

  • 383
    Wanda50 says:

    Your first video was great! You did a fantastic job! I love this site. Thanks for teaching and sharing.

  • 384
    Megan LaBelle says:

    Love your first video and can’t wait to see more! I would love to see a video on mirror stamping!

  • 385
    BarbW says:

    I’m very excited about this new addition…Make It Mondays! I love having video tutorials too. I would like a video that shows background building using those fabulous background stamps you sell. I’m not picky, though and I am sure that I will learn something from everything that you share.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize package.

  • 386
    Mary B says:

    Everything revealed so far in the countdown has been exciting! You and your team always think of things before I do, so I will leave the list of video projects in your capable hands. Looking forward to future great things, and thanks for the chance to win!

  • 387
    Robyn W. says:

    This announcement is so exciting, I can’t believe something more exciting is being announced tomorrow. I really love watching videos when I’m learning a new technique. It makes a lot of difference when you can see it in action. Thanks!

  • 388
    Sharon Knitter says:

    I love the idea of videos. I would love to see videos on coloring techniques, layouts and color usage.

  • 389
    Amy says:

    I love all the new things happening at PTI! Your team amazes me with their creativity. I would like to see a video using Guide Lines, Guide Lines Two and Giga Guide Lines.

  • 390
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    I would love to see a video on the different ways to attach buttons to a card, and to ribbon used on a card. I would also love to see videos on making background papers using any of your sets, but especially Guide Lines, or Giga Guide Lines. (These are two of my favorites)

  • 391
    k prakken says:

    Monday Video Techniques and Challenges. What a great way to start off the week. Although, I do think I will have to up my caffeine intake to keep up. LOL

  • 392
    Sarah says:

    The video was great…and I loved that you just got down to business:-) ! I’m looking forward to more lessons. I would love to learn more about masking techniques…and anything else you come up with. You are the master, we are the grasshoppers!

  • 393
    Leslie says:

    I loved your video. It’s so helpful to watch someone perform a certin technique. I would love to see a tutorial that uses fabric and some sewing. And maybe one with different glitter techniques. Thanks!

  • 394
    Rachel VP says:

    All these new developments sound so exciting. I’m looking forward to the new Make It Mondays reward program. Free points towards PTI merchandise!?! OH YEAH! This will be incentive to get involved and get crafty. Sounds so fun. Looking forward to the announcement tomorrow! I’m at the edge of my seat in anticipation! πŸ™‚

  • 395
    Christy B. says:

    I’d love a demo on stamping on fabric (in particular, baby onesies!). I am SO excited for these videos! What an awesome idea!!! πŸ˜€

  • 396
    Deanne says:

    Love the video Nichole! I would love to see tips on stamping backgrounds. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize.

  • 397
    Tricia Dee says:

    Great video, Nichole! I would love to see something on coloring with Copics. What a great week – keep it comin’!

  • 398

    Wow!
    Loving all the new exciting things in store!
    I would love to see any technique videos you do. You think you know them all and then someone comes along with a slight twist and it’s like its new again! πŸ™‚

  • 399
    Gracie H says:

    I would love to see a project using a distressing tool. I have seen many cards using this tool.

  • 400
    Winter says:

    What a great video! I love that technique, and I can’t wait to try it! πŸ™‚

  • 401
    teresa says:

    Great idea! I would like to see a Video about Shabby Chic style that Melissa Phillips is so good at it. I just adore her vintage/collage looking cards so much.

  • 402
    Katie K. says:

    Great idea for a video series. I’d love to see faux batik techniques, ideas for using kraft cardstock and layering stamp images. Thanks!

  • 403
    Anemone says:

    I’d love to see a series on different colouring techniques, using different mediums.

  • 404
    Marge R. says:

    I’d like to see videos on shabby chic — I’m always drawn to Betsy Veldman’s cards, but have no clue how to pull that look off myself! Love the new Make It Monday Challenge as GSS was quite intimidating & hard to figure out. Being able to earn rewards points will be AWESOME too!!! Love that you’re sharing your success with us in this difficult economy!!!

  • 405
    Debbie says:

    I’d love t learn more about pop-ups. It’s all very exciting.

  • 406

    This is SO exciting! I would love to see a video showing techniques with scoring. I’ve seen some beatiful cards with scoring detail, but I’ve not been able to do any that I like lol.

  • 407

    OMG I’m so excited about these new challenges!!! I would love to see you all do..not really a technique…but maybe a sketch layout..would be great to see what each individual person comes up with!

  • 408
    Karen G says:

    Oh so excited about the points system….sounds like a fun way to earn our way to some of our favorite PTI goodies! I’m open to seeing what everyone creates with all kinds of techniques. I think it would also be fun to tackle some using non-traditional supplies. I love my PTI stamps and really enjoy expanding on the ways I can use them!

  • 409
    AnneSATX says:

    Oh, wow, this is wonderful — videos, points for participating, and mysterious new PTI product! As for what I’d like to see in videos, I’d like to see the designer explaining her thought process as she works on the project. I love seeing new techniques with coloring mediums — chalks, inks, pencils, markers, embossing — I love it all! Thanks!

  • 410

    Love your first video tut. I can’t believe that’s your first……you’re a “natural” & boy were you flying. I wish I could craft that fast.
    I would love to see watercoloring with distress inks, paper piecing, paper piercing, paper distressing (edges) & on & on.
    I can’t wait to see your new product tomorrow.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron β™₯

  • 411
    misse336 says:

    I would love a tutorial on how to tie different types of bows and how to incorporate ribbon onto cards. Can’t wait to try this technique tomorrow.

  • 412
    Sue D says:

    I’m excited about Make it Mondays. Any techniques using your stamps would be great–even things like chalking and planning layouts.

  • 413
    Lesley Hassenrik says:

    Love seeing all the talent on here. I have a closet full of card making supplies and am having the hardest time getting to it with three small children. Loved the emboss resist video. I would love to see some tutorials about dry embossing too!

  • 414
    Amy says:

    I’m really excited about the videos! I learn alot from watching different how-to videos on different sites and I can’t wait to see them done in true PTI style!

  • 415
    Kerri Michaud says:

    I cannot wait to see what product made that beautiful scalloped border!!! Absolutely gorgeous card, Nichole! I would love to see more tutorials on creating your own dp/backgrounds. I have a very hard time with that! Looking forward to earning PTI bucks!

  • 416
    MadMoose says:

    THANK YOU so much for the high speed video! It makes it so much easier!!! I love and hope all of them will be that way! If you get a chance, what is the little pouch you padded on the paper?
    Cheers!
    Q!

  • 417

    I’m excited about the video series! Can’t wait to see what you have in store! I would be interested to know if you can use the bleach technique with the clear stamps and if so, is it the same as with rubber?

  • 418
    Kimberly L says:

    I thought you did a great video – one of the better ones I’ve watched! And I’m off to try this technique now…looks wonderful and I hope I can get something by the deadline in the morning. Great again!

  • 419
    Renee says:

    What a terrific video! I’d love to see more uses for ribbon!

  • 420
    Sandy Rails says:

    Ooooooooooooh…I would LOVE to see some vintage/collage looks coming from your beautiful stamps!

  • 421
    Heather says:

    I enjoyed your video and like the idea of Make It Mondays. I would like to see something on adding sewing/stitching to cards and scrapbooks. Thank you!

  • 422
    Wendy H says:

    Awesome video :). I would really like to see some masking and distressing style cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 423
    Angela Oberly says:

    WOW!! I am a beginner here, and my favorite thing about your store and blog Nicole, is all the ideas and tutorials!!! The video idea is AWESOME!!! I love learning new techniques. I have never posted any of my work here, and I do not have a blog, but I’m seriously thinking about it. I just ordered my first stamp set from PTI this week and I can’t wait to get started!!! Thanks for inspiring us all everyday!!

  • 424
    shannon z. says:

    love the video! i have not tried this technique, so i’ll have to get to it soon!

    i would love to see more stamp work with copic markers. i still haven’t decided if i should dive into the world of copics. it’s quite an investment!

    i am very excited to see more videos from you guys!

  • 425
    Michele L. says:

    I would like to see how Dawn made those poofy ruffly flowers that are do cute!

  • 426

    What a great idea to have technique videos. I just love it. The card you have made is just gorgeous – so elegant. I’d like to learn more about watercolouring – particularly the difference between using dye ink markers and “Copic” markers.
    thanks!!!

  • 427
    Britiney says:

    What a terrific idea! I can’t wait to see all of what I’m sure will be amazing videos. I’d love to see more ideas for using all of your terrific colors and interesting color combinations. Thanks so much for all of your amazing inspiration!!

  • 428
    Kimberly Ann says:

    I love all the new ideas – and I really love the video (so great for sharing techniques).
    As for techniques I like to see? Anything that makes a project look “antiquey” or “vintagey”, how to’s on making your own embellishments, or unusual twists or ideas with Papertrey products.

  • 429
    Rieca says:

    I would love to see anything to do with utilizing your punches and stamps together. I love punches, and sometimes, I fall short on thinking of new uses for them; ways to incorporate stamping with them.
    R

  • 430
    Cathy says:

    I love the idea of the video tutorials. I’d like to see some on different colouring techniques and using copics.

  • 431
    Emm (meme) says:

    The technique that I would like to see showcased is airbrushing. I have seen Debbie and Nikki both use airbrushing on their cards with their copic markers and airbrush system. Mine just never turn out right. I would love to see a video of how they get the subtle airbrushed look on their cards. I am hoping if I can see one of them actually doing it, then I can figure out what I am doing wrong.

  • 432
    Carol R says:

    Just finished posting my embossing project. This was great! I loved the video and seeing this done vs. snapshots. I’d like to see a video with masking too. Thanks so much for everything you do for us. It will be another great year for PTI!

  • 433
    Becs Attwood says:

    OK- I think I just posted my entry- so glad I got a chance to play along. I’m excited about the new videos & challenges – every week yay! I’d love to see videos on coloring techniques- pencils, watercolour, copics etc – I need all the help I can get in that area!

  • 434
    Marie B. says:

    Holy cats! When you gals celebrate, you really go all out!!! I can hardly believe all that you are giving away! Personally, I would love to see videos about coloring…shading, specifically. I have NO CLUE what I’m doing in that department! LOL

  • 435

    What a great idea!! I’d love to see more about the background stamps and how you make such beautiful patterns with them – it looks so time-consuming!!

  • 436
    Syeda says:

    Really looking forward to “Make it Mondays”. I already know it’s going to be a hit. I really love your first video on emboss-resist. I learned that embossing powder can be used other than the together with the heat tool. I always learn something new when I come here. Thank you Nichole and your awesome team for making learning so much fun. I would love to see a lot of techniques videos. Because consider me a newbie when it comes to the amount of techniques there are out there. Lots to learn. Super excited!!!

  • 437
    PinkPug,INK. says:

    Love your card! I’m very excited about Make It Mondays…I’m pretty new to card making, so any techniques you guys decide to feature will be helpful & inspirational to me!

  • 438
    Beth M says:

    Love the video tutorial! It’s so great to be able to watch someone demo a technique rather then trying to read the steps and try to match them up with photos. There are so many techniques out there that a person tends to forgot them. I love the cracked glass technique and think a tutorial on that would be fun! Love all the changes I’m reading about for Papertrey. Very exciting!

  • 439

    Great prize pack! I would like to see some coloring techniques with Copics and in particular, shading techniques, or working in the same color tones.

  • 440
    Shelly Guthrie says:

    Nichole, this is the best! We can learn from the masters πŸ™‚ I may never get to work on time now! Thank you for great prizes and incentives that challenge me to create!

  • 441
    Yvette says:

    Wow, you girls are really stepping things up! LOVE it. I would love to see different techniques using Nestabilities. They are so versatile, and I love them–but am always on the look out for more ideas for using them. I also love dimension, and depth! Whatever you do…I look forwart to seeing it.

  • 442

    I posted a link to a card I created. It is on line 167. Thanks for all the wonderful anniversary post. Keep ’em coming!

  • 443
    Lori V. says:

    Oh my! I love that we are going to be able to view technique videos every week! How exciting! Your first video was absolutely terrific!

    I would like to see a video on coloring with Copics.

  • 444
    Rhonda M. says:

    I really love the idea of videos showing how to do techniques. I often get stuck in a stamping rut and showing off tecniques, old or new, will challenge me to try something different. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you! Thanks for all the opportunties to win your great products!

  • 445
    teresa kline says:

    I really like this technique, I will have to keep practicing, though. I would luv to see more 3D projects or tutorials….thanks for asking!

    enjoy *~*

  • 446
    Candice W. says:

    I can hardly wait for this video series! I would like to see a video on lining up the background stamps. I always have a tough time with that πŸ™‚

  • 447
    Wendy F. says:

    I would love to see Nichole demonstrate the guidelines sets and I’d also like to watch Heather Nichols do just about anything!

  • 448
    Lizzie Jones says:

    I would love to see videos that specifically address the tip sheets you already write for each set when they’re released. Sometimes it’s just so helpful to actually see suggestions rather than read them. Videos like these might be super helpful to folks that are just starting out as well as being a refresher to those of us that have been here for awhile. I can practically feel the “ah-ha!” moments brewing. I know whatever you do will be amazing! Thank you so much for asking your customers for input!

  • 449
    Lisa Dolson says:

    Videos! Wonderful! How about ideas for creating background papers – Debbie Olson style, maybe. Or how to adhere different ribbon applications. Thank you.

  • 450
    Christy-Lynn says:

    Very excited about the Make it Monday challenges! I would love to see some new techniques for using ribbon. Im looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Also- I love the points system… Great idea!

  • 451
    Laura says:

    Nichole, the Mister Linky box says to leave a comment after linking up. . . so I’m doing so here!

  • 452
    Rose A says:

    Actually what I’d really like to see is how the DT and Nichole dissect a stamp set. What you do with it to come up with such amazing and out of the box ideas!’
    thanks
    Rose

  • 453
    Sammie says:

    I absolutely love that we will be able to earn points to put towards PTI purchases. I’ve been wishing for a long time that PTI would offer occasional discount codes or something similar, so this is great! As far as techniques, I’d like to learn more about coloring with copics, colored pencils, and watercoloring.

  • 454

    I LOVE the video. I went right to my desk, pulled out some supplies and went to work. I posted my card on my blog (http://notesfromthewoodshed.blogspot.com) this morning. I love this technique, and actually taught an emboss resist class last Monday. We also did an emboss resist technique using waxed paper and the Cuttlebug. Videos are great–I actually learn better by watching someone more than just reading directions. I can’t wait to see all that PTI has in store for this year!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

  • 455
    Yvette F. says:

    Busy working today, so I can’t create a card. But I love this idea and the videos really help explain things.
    I’d watch any video you all created! Here are some ideas…using glimmer mist with stamping, how do you think of design layouts?, choosing colors, copic markers and stamping, chalks and stamping, organizing tips.
    Thanks,

  • 456
    Jennie C says:

    I’m too scared to try the copic markers, so I would love to see them used. Another thing I just can’t seem to get to work is sewing on cards with a sewing machine.

    What was the cutter you used to trim the extra strips off of your card from the back? It was a fun video to watch!

  • 457
    Amy s K. says:

    I can’t wait to see the videos! How about a video on putting the labels and stamps on the CD case, for new customers. Also, any techniques you like would be wonderful to learn. Thanks!

  • 458
    Joni Kix says:

    I would love some lessons on coloring images with copics!

  • 459

    You always inspire me, and have done it yet again πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  • 460
    Lorraine N says:

    Wow, this is great! I love seeing this on cards, but was thinking it would be too difficult to try. Would love any videos showing how to color backgrounds. Also how people cut out detailed stamped images to pop off the page. Thank you!

  • 461

    Glad to see the videos! Seems you can learn so many more tiny tips in a video. I’d love to see videos on using your background stamps. I have so much trouble aligning them, although it’s better after Dawn’s video. I’d also like to see a video on layout design tips. I always seem to struggle with the layouts of my cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 462
    Jackie Barry says:

    Well I have learn’t a new stamping technique today. As a beginner, I love browsing this blog to pick up new techniques, hints and tips. I just love the emboss resist technique.

    Thanks for all you do.

  • 463
    Lori W says:

    This is wonderful! I love it! And every week!?!?! One question on today’s technique… what is your favorite heat set tool? Any tricks for ensuring little blobs of embossing powder don’t end up places they are not supposed to?

  • 464
    Crystal M. says:

    I love the video you did! I am so excited for Make it Mondays! I would love to see techniques with Copics. Even just the basics for using them.

  • 465
    JenniferCR says:

    I loved your video Nichole! You did such an amazing job considering that was your first one! I am so excited about the direction I see PTI headed in! oh..as far as techniques go, I know there are a few girls on the DT that are very good with the vintage feel on cards. I love to see more techniques related to anything vintage! And. I also love how some of the DT girls make their own wmbellies…very cool and very economical! Whatever you all come up with, you can be sure that I’ll be along for the ride! Thanks! =)

  • 466
    Melinda Wharton says:

    Hi! I would love to see techniques for stamping on fabric, including types of inks to use, as well as sewing on cardstock. A bit of both worlds!

  • 467
    Tracy says:

    I’d like to see a tutorial on making the very cool, very blended sunset type backgrounds. I’ve seen quite a few using “Through the Trees”. I have the set, but my blending just isn’t turning out well.

  • 468
    Melisa Hunter says:

    Great video! I had so much fun with the emboss resist technique… I hadn’t tried it in awhile and now I want to play with it! I’m looking forward to this new feature! I’m sure it’ll be inspiring!

  • 469
    Jill says:

    How cool! One technique I’d love to see is stamping with the long, rectangular stamps (like background basics) over a whole piece of paper without messing it up. If the ink is light or is watermark (which I often use) I have the hardest time lining them up evenly!

  • 470
    Maria H says:

    I love the video… Looking forward to seeing many techniques. I loved that you sped up the video. Great idea.

  • 471
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    Way cool, again! I love this make it Mondays idea. I love new ideas and tecniques. Just watching you make that card, I learned more than just resist-stamping. I saw that your pieces are larger than the card size and you cut them down once you have it all tacked down. That was soooo cool to see. That makes for your great placement of scallops etc. See, there is alot to be learned from all of ya. Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!

  • 472
    Victoria S. says:

    Love your blog. WOuld love to see each of your design team’s scrap spaces – love to get ideas for storage- your button shelf looks amazing! Tutorials on ribbon usage.

  • 473
    Opal A. says:

    Thank you for adding videos to the mix! This video was a great introduction to the new mixed media your team is introducing. Can’t wait to see more!

  • 474
    Tina H. says:

    I love this new feature. Can’t wait to see and learn different techniques. Way to go Nichole!

    Tina H.

  • 475
    Shay says:

    I loved seeing you in your first video! I can’t wait to see more. You even inspired me to submit to a challenge for the first time. Yikes! I would love to see stamping on all sorts of different materials like glass, fabric, etc. Also spotlighting, fun with masking, making backgrounds and pattern paper and the like. I know you have many more ideas than I do and I would love to see anything you do! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 476
    Amanda M. says:

    This is such a fantastic idea and I can’t wait to join in and learn new things. I’d love to see videos using Copics, altering 3D items, gift ideas, creating our own embellishments, paper piecing, and using products in ways other than it’s initial purpose.

  • 477
    Leigh Ann says:

    I would like to see a tutorial on Copics.

  • 478

    Eeeekk! ALL OF YOUR INK PADS. SHUT UP! πŸ™‚ Ahh it’s only day five and i’m already sleep deprived. I’m not sure how much longer I can keep this up. To quote my daughter, “Be brave Barbara, be brave!”

  • 479

    thanks for the video! I’ve never tried this technique before, and I really like it! I love what you guys are able to do with your sewing machines, please show us any secrets you have when you add stitching to your cards. I’d love to see it:)

  • 480
    genevieve c says:

    WOW, I loved this technique. I would like to see some copics videos and also, designer tips on where to put what, I always seem to have trouble finding the right place for my buttons.

    TFS
    Genevieve

  • 481
    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    So much excitement! I would love to see videos highlighting some of the tools and gizmos that you sell in your store. It would be helpful to see the products actually being used. Thanks for asking!!!

  • 482
    StampinPam says:

    Nichole – what a great idea – how fun fun fun! I would love to see a video on bow tying or getting the thread to look good in a button – I am bow challenged LOL. What a great opportunity!

  • 483
    Mary C says:

    Wow, the edges on the scallops are perfect. Could it be an exclusive nestie border die? I would love to see more techniques utilizing inks to make textural interest on backgrounds and such. Thanks for am chance to win too!

  • 484
    LindaH says:

    I would love to see a video on coloring with Copics…but anything you would put together would be great. I love the idea, and can’t wait to see what else is yet to come.

  • 485
    Smriti says:

    I would love to see techniques that can be done using materials that we commonly have. That helps me get a new look with my existing supplies. And techniques for creating new backgrounds is also very helpful!

  • 486
    Dawn T says:

    Just love the embossed resist technique. Thanks for the challenge and your video was great.

  • 487
    Nerina says:

    This is like a dream come true – having you, Nichole teaching us in the comfort of our own homes! I’m so thrilled and excited by this announcement! I know it means a LOT of extra work for you – and it is truly appreciated! THANK YOU!

  • 488
    Jessica says:

    How exciting! I can’t wait for all the new challenges.

    I’d love to see different colouring techniques, lots of ideas for using buttons, combining colours, just about everything you guys do!

  • 489
    Anthonette says:

    I love that you are starting to do videos! So exciting.

  • 490
    Paloma Gomez says:

    Thank you for wonderful technique video!

  • 491
    Kelli B. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I am a little new to stamping so any techniques you share would be great. I would like to see stamping the background stamps (like 3 different designs on a cardstock). I tried it today w/ the PTI background stamps I bought, but it didn’t work out so good. Thanks!

  • 492
    Ellie B says:

    Great idea…can’t wait for the Make it Mondays series to begin. I would love to see videos from the DT on their thought process for creating a card- do they choose the color scheme first or the stamp set, etc.

  • 493
    Amy says:

    Great contest! I would love to see some more distressing techniques.

  • 494
    Charmayne says:

    fantastic video & the point system for Make It Mondays is a super duper great idea! Would love to see video tutorials on colouring & distressing. Thanks!

  • 495
    haejin says:

    I would love to see more techniques with which inks go best with which paper/project. (ie: for coloring with colored pencils+gamsol) I think generally, I just go for my Stazon, but I’ve been unhappy with the Stazon black ink..and I’m looking for new inks to play with~

  • 496
    Jo Eades says:

    Oh my gosh I think this is going to be close. I shouldn’t try & work out time differences in my head, lol. All techniques are interesting so I’m welcome to see whatever comes up

  • 497
    Alyssa S says:

    I would love to see Debbie do a Copic tutorial coloring the flowers from Friends ’til the end and In Bloom.

  • 498
    Hanne says:

    What a great idea!! I really really love that we get to be challenged and even more so, that we get rewarded!

    Wonderful!

  • 499

    Love the idea of Monday challenges and the incentive to earn PTI products, even better! I will be here and looking forward to seeing whatever you guys dish out!

  • 500
    Cathy Peper says:

    I would like to see a video on coloring with copics. Also fun, fru-fru type cards–by this I mean using lots of emellishments.

  • 501
    Melissa Hungria says:

    I have never tried emboss resist on my own. Only in a stamp class. I will try tonight! My friend and I really like Melissa Phillips’ vintage style, but have no idea how to pull it off. I’d like to see that as a technique, if possible. I also haven’t tried dry embossing. Or “flat” cards. I guess I don’t do simple either. Thanks for getting me motivated to get in my stamp room at least once a week!

  • 502

    I would love to see the spotlighting technique. You all come up with amazing cards! Thanks for the continual inspiration! I can’t wait until our move is over & I can unpack my stamping supplies & play along!!

  • 503
    Susan says:

    I love the fact that you “speeded up” the video during the card making process just a bit rather than leaving it in real time. Show me whatever techniques you want, but please keep the format the same. Other demonstration videos can be painfully slow going……..

  • 504
    Lupe Rocamora says:

    I made a card but was unable to load it to Mr. Linky. I think it’s becuase I don’t have a blog. Oh well, it was fun making my card.

  • 505
    Kathie says:

    When making your videos, it would be helpful if you would include all the sizes you are cutting, either while you are talking or listed after the video. It was a fun video. Thanks.

  • 506
    Bee says:

    Resist is one of my favorite techniques, and the 1st one I ever tried. Too bad I don’t have time to participate in the challenge. But I wanted to tell you that I Love the video Nichole, especially the fact that it was fastforwarded. Efficient, straight to the fact, and no loss of time! Genius! πŸ™‚

  • 507
    JennyP (UK) says:

    Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to earn your products! I’d love to see a video on distressing techniques, and collage stamping.

  • 508
    Trinh says:

    I’m so excited about all the changes you are making! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us and inspiring us to be more creative.

  • 509
    Geri Greening says:

    I have become a copicaholic so needless to say, any kind of video tutorial would be great. I am always looking for color combos/techniques for coloring hair.

  • 510
    D Golly says:

    Love this idea! It will be a fun way to post projects.

    Also, The technique I would love to see is coloring with copic markers. I love the look of cards made with them, but I am unsure how to start and what is the best way to go about coloring in images to use them.

  • 511
    jani says:

    Thank you so much for these learning oportunities! love the video’s

  • 512
    Laurie says:

    Love the video and the new Monday challenge!

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