I've mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating… my favorite thing to do after all of the excitement from the release winds down is take a look at all the amazing goodies that the team designed using the brand new products.  This month they definitely didn't disappoint and I've been so inspired to get back out all of these new sets and play some more!

Betsy Veldman created lots of soft layers pairing the new Delightful Dahlia set with lots of die-cut vellum layers.  The colors and softness of this project are just amazing and I never would have thought to layer the shapes from the Beautiful Blooms dies on top of the dahlias like this.  Such a pretty look and so much dimension!

Speaking of Betsy, also had to highlight one more project of hers…

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Believe it or not, Betsy created this plaid background using the new Distressed Stripes set!  Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores & Ripe Avocado!  Isn't it so RICH and just… delicious!  So in love with this!!!


Debbie Olson never does anything less than a perfect execution.  This project is just breath-taking.  Her use of the Green Boutique papers paired with the die-cut layers of the Beautiful Blooms II flowers is an amazing combination.  I love the layers she was able to create with the flowers, along with the hint of sparkle with the perfect balance of rhinestones.

You probably already saw this project from Dawn McVey on her blog yesterday, but I just had to showcase it here too because it is one of my very favorites that she made for this release using her new Delightful Dahlia set.  The colors are so citrusy and yummy!  The Distressed Stripes images look so fun & vintage on the Rustic Cream cardstock.  And I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to use line images, like these dahlias, without any coloring.  The layout in general is just divine too.  Love it all!

Erin Lincoln totally hit it out of the park with this one!  She created and entire village deep in the hills, with the new Wonderfully Whimsical stamp set.  The most clever thing she did that really caught me attention was the way she used the flower images from Springtime Doodles to embellish the sky!  The loopy daisy for clouds and the dandelion for the sun!  Now, how's that for smart!

Kim Hughes created this AMAZING & innovative textural background using the Beautiful Blooms II stamp set and dies.  The small pops of Orange Zest & Summer Sunrise provide such a nice contrast, not to mention a sunny disposition!  The letter that form the word "hi" are from the new Outlines Alphabet.  Such a great project!

Heather Nichols put her own rustic twist on Wonderfully Whimsical.  She stamped the houses, hill &  trees onto kraft cardstock using black ink.  She then added just a touch of color here and there with Copics.  I love how simple and easy to replicate this is.  Heather even added some Distressed Stripes in the background using Fresh Snow ink.  Her ribbon treatment is something to take note of too!

Lisa Johnson put Wonderfully Whimsical to work too for this fresh & fun project!  Sometimes I forget how bold and interesting a card can be when using circular focal points rather than the typical rectangle or square.  I love how Lisa did that here and also echoed the shape with her sentiment circle.  The balance of patterns combined from Green Boutique provide the perfect backdrop for these simple images.

Maile Belles created a project that featured one of my very favorite uses of Fillable Frames #2.  I love how it extends over the edge of the card and how she added a bit of a floral accent to the interior of the frame, allowing the sentiment to overlap it.  The flower there helps to break up all the white space and creates a visual triangle between the other Delightful Dahlias stamped in the background.  And don't you love the way she stamped the two Distressed Stripes at the bottom and adorned them with buttons?  Such a great concept!

Melissa Phillips shared this creative take on the new Springtime Doodles set.  Little snails and mushrooms couldn't be more perfectly suited for a baby card, especially when it has a Melissa Twist!  I love the small open circles she stamped around the snails and filled in with glitter.  Just that little bit of sparkle takes the project to a whole new level!

Michelle Wooderson used Springtime Doodles as well for this amazing tag application.  Not only are her colors fantastic, but the use of the Fillable Frames #1 stamp set & die as tags is such a smart idea!  IT would be so fun to have a stash of these little goodies on hand to tie to a gift or merely add to a card cover as a quick focal point.

Niki Estes literally took my breath away with this project she created using Year of Flowers: Daffodils. The soft earth tones she selected to color the flower in with are just perfect and all of the soft distressing she did around the edges of each layer bring a warmth & homeyness that just cannot be compared!  So wonderful!

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While we're talking daffodils, I just had to showcase this second project from Erin Lincoln.  She created a whole bouquet of them, all wrapped up in pretty paper edged with Background Basics: Botanicals!  Notice the Fillable Frames #2 image & die used to frame out the sentiment.  I love how she paired it with two red buttons to fill the empty space at either end.  Just genius!

Kelly Purkey, our Distinguished Guest Designer for this month made this incredible layout with Springtime Doodles and the Outlines Alphabet.

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Not only is the project overall fabulous, but her color scheme is out of this world too!  And what's not to love about that sweet little butterfly?  I just love how Kelly was really able to embrace the whimsy of this set and yet make it look so modern… and so Kelly!

I hope you enjoyed all of this eye candy as much as I have!  So many ideas, so little time, right?!?!?  I hope you all have a FABuLOUS Monday!  Be sure and do something creative!!! 🙂

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 25 Comments

  • 1
    Pamela~ says:

    The first card by Betsy is so soft and beautiful – thank goodness I ordered the Dahlia set at the last minute. Time to be creative…

  • 2
    Diane Hov says:

    I love all of these…so gorgeous and creative…I think you are soooooooo lucky to have the best design team ever…really these girls are beyond the best!!!

  • 3
    Susanne says:

    Are the Die Collections available in the UK? Your shipping is soooo expensive!

  • 4
    Shirley N says:

    Amazing creations by the DT! Every project so beautifully done–amazing!!!

  • 5
    Karen Walker says:

    The creativity of this design team is first-rate! Time and again they blow me away, and this release was no exception. And, I certainly include you, Nicole, on the list!

  • 6
    Mariah says:

    Beautiful work, especially the daffodils. Just gorgeous!

  • 7
    Penny D. says:

    I’ve just submitted my order for the outlines alphabet. It’s so hard to find a good alphabet stamp, I loved this one as soon as you posted it and HAD to have it!

  • 8
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Oh these cards are just beautiful! Erin’s daffodil card made me just gasp out loud! Thanks so much to all of you for making every release so much fun!

  • 9
    Lynne in NI says:

    Yes, I’ve loved all the eye candy, what a talented team! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 10
    Pam T says:

    The first card shown with the layere dahlia and the vellum die cut layers is one of the most beautiful flower cards I’ve seen in a lnog time! Thanks for the inspiration, stamps , and dies!

  • 11
    Lee Anne says:

    Wow! I’m blown away, Nichole! Those projects are beautiful and a great way to wake up on “The Morning After.” I wasn’t able to order last night and read that some popular items are already out of stock! Congratulations! I know that you must be thrilled to have wonderful products to share your love of this craft! I hope to place an order soon…I’m in love with Springtime Doodles!

  • 12
    peggysue says:

    Yup, the eye candy is absolutely beautiful. A day brightener always.

  • 13

    All of these are beautiful. When will all the new stuff be back in stock. It is kind of disappointing to come on here the morning of the release and find everything sold out.

  • 14
    Kathy V. says:

    Nichole, you have, without a doubt, the most creative, talented design team in the industry. How the ladies can create such beautiful samples month after month is a mystery. And the new designers (Erin and Maile) fit in seamlessly. They’re work is so creative and fun! Congrats on yet another great release. I’m not so sure my wallet is as enthusiastic, LOL, but it will get over it. Probably by next month!!!

  • 15
    Ngan Raskin says:

    What a fun countdown again! I love reading the day after post too! But it just made me realized I should have bought Wonderfully Whimsical! I was afraid I would not use it enough, but Maile, Lisa, and Heather’s projects are all so lovely! darn! I will just have to place another order. 🙂 Thanks for a fun release!

  • 16
    Deirdre says:

    What fun projects… all the DT are just amazing. Amazing release too. Congrats.

    Just ordered my first PTI goodies (didn’t wait for the release) did it about 4 hours pre release. Cannot wait for them to arrive….. it’s like Christmas!

  • 17
    AuroraDawn says:

    Gorgeous projects, as others have said the creativity of the design team is just first class, and an inspiration to us all. I think this release has been the best so far, I was lucky got my order in first thing, got up extra early (UK) to do so, well worth it – can’t wait for my goodies to arrive :O)

    Its time now for you (and your very hardworking team) to put your feet up …

  • 18
    Denise H. says:

    what beautiful cards, such talent!! tfs, lots of inspiration!

  • 19
    Susan Berkhout says:

    I love it each time you share all these creations. They are always absolutely first rate and give us such great ideas for using the sets – especially if we have just placed an order the night before!! Makes the wait for the package to arrive more bearable too!!

  • 20

    Totally LOVE these projects. What a fabulous team you have!

  • 21
    Helen F. says:

    AWESOME job, everyone! These are such gorgeous projects…I can’t stop going back over them again and again.

  • 22
    Connie P. says:

    Betsy’s card is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen!

  • 23
    Shauna says:

    Those tags are so cute my husband wondered if I was ok when I saw them (apparently I can make some strange gleeful noises!)

  • 24

    Lovely projects! I LOVE the ‘Day After’ posts! It’s so cool to see everyone’s different takes on a stamp set side by side!

  • 25

    You guys do such a fantastic job with your releases every month – it just keeps getting better and better. The downside of course is that it’s been getting harder and harder to wait until the month’s release. I go into “withdrawal” every month once the “day after” releases are posted and anxiously stalk your blog on a regular basis between now and the first of of the month just in case you happen to post something else *lol*. P.S. I would love it if you would make an Ultimate “Want it All” package that includes absolutely EVERYTHING that you release each month (everything your “want it all” has PLUS the dies and other assorted stuff) – it would make it way faster to shop since I end up buying it all anyways *lol*

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