the Morning After…

As I've said in the past, one of my favorite things to do the morning after a release is to get the opportunity to see what all of the team members have created with the new sets.  I've happily clicked through all of their marvelous creations and I thought I would pop in and share a few of my favorites with you!


Betsy Veldman created this stunning card using the new Flutterby Friend set.  I love the softness of the color scheme, all of the different textures she added and the way she playfully integrated the butterflies throughout the piece.  It's hard to believe she used the same exact butterfly images for both her focal points and the background.  Such an amazing card!


Dawn McVey used the Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger paired with a few older sets to make this fun card.  Did you notice she used the new Library Card Page Die to create her card base?  Just a little stitching across the top and a ribbon through the holes, and you are ready to go!  Other stamp sets that Dawn incorporated were Get to the Point Sentiments, Star Prints and the new Night, Night Moon!  Not to mention that the background paper is from the new Library Ledger pad!


Debbie Olson showcased Year of Flowers: Roses in the most breath-takingly way possible.  Couldn't you just stare at this card for hours?   I know I could!  Debbie did some paper piecing with this bloom, but added a bit of sophisticated shading using Copic markers.  I love the addition of the faint script overlaid on the rose along with the other million and one special touches she added to make this project spectacular!


Erin Lincoln created this special baby card using the new Flutterby Friends, paired with Fillable Frames #5 and a sentiment from Baby Button Bits.  I love how simplistic she kept everything, but yet the project is far from bland.  I find that the touch of satin ribbon just makes it thoroughly stunning.  Definitely a "must try" moment for me.  I'm thinking that there are oodles of sentiments that would work well within that frame and be cohesive with these images.


Heather Nichols used the new All About You to created this soft, understated project.  I love how she stamped the Fillable Frames #5 stamp first, added a die-cut mask, then stamped her flowers.   Once you remove the mask, I am sure it's just like magic, revealing all that hidden beauty!


Kim Hughes showcased Tea for Two Additions in this hip & modern way, something I hadn't seen done with it before.  I love the colors she chose along with the different directions she rotated the cups in. Just a fabulous sense of style that can be recreated in so many ways.


Lisa Johsnon created this cream & red concoction with her new Fluttery Friend set, paired up with A Little Argyle.  One of my favorite design details of hers are the small knots of rustic twine around the center of the Mat Stack 1 frame.  It adds just the right little something without being too much.  


Maile Belles used Flutterby Friend as well.  I love how she created the single panel of Simple Chartreuse towards the left.  I love the floss tied around this, the pop of the white heat embossing, But most of all, the way she cut the butterfly in half and then put it back together on top of one another to make it look as though they are a couple.


Melissa Phillips showcased Tea for Two Additions as well.  I love the mat she was able to create with felt along with our Mat Stack 1 die.  The sweet little cross-stiched corners are just the right detail.    And what's not to love about a delicate paper doily, such as this?!


Michelle Wooderson created this amazing project and is so good, you can almost smell the tea brewing.  I love the way she colored everything, the way she incorporated the Moroccan Motifs.  The strips of patterned paper across each teacup.  All of it is just fabulous!

By the way, be sure to check out the amazing NEW project Michelle added to her blog yesterday using her new Friendship Jar set, if you haven't already seen it!


Niki Estes used All For You here.  I love the cleanness  & the boldness of the center panel.  Green is a fantastic color to pair up with floral sets, because it makes a natural background.  I also love the glaze she has added to the flower center . Very realistic!

Aren't these all just SO inspiring?  Sigh… makes me want to dive right back into the studio and get inky again!  I hope you're feeling just as inspired as I am and decide to get creative today!  Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • 1
    Antoinette says:

    Wow!! I am blown away by the creativity the team has!! Seriously, they are all gorgeous cards, but some of them are outright amazing…breathtaking!!!!

  • 2
    jan says:

    Everyone is so talented! Wonderful creations!!

  • 3
    Tracey says:

    WOW!! Absolutely stunning!!

  • 4
    Mariah says:

    What a great release and day after post! Cannot wait for my order to come!!

  • 5
    Pam T says:

    Each one more beautiful than the next…

  • 6
    Lin says:

    As a newbie to PTI, I am so impressed with your design team! Oh my, what gorgeous works of art they create!

  • 7
    Ellie says:

    Doing the happy dance… This release has been amazing! I love all the inspiration these past few days and can’t wait to be able to play with these amazing goodies myself! Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!

  • 8
    Kathy Martin says:

    All of these projects are top notch! Love them! 🙂

  • 9
    Tracey McNeely says:

    I just love every creation the design team has put together. This month has been one of my favourites, it just keeps getting better and better.

  • 10
    LollyChops says:

    I love these creations!!!!

    oh and I just got my cloud dies and I heart them BIG time! They are sooo sweet!

  • 11
    Sonia Holland says:

    amazing stuff! I am still trying to process all the cards from the release, and I am overwhelmed by the team’s use of colour, texture and the great mix of stamp sets!
    You guys rock!

  • 12
    CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    What a wonderful release, Nichole! Extra special with wonderful inspiration from everyone at PTI! Now I am eager for my order to arrive!

  • 13
    Wahinelei says:

    Every month I am impressed by the great job done by the DT but I have to say this month I am BLOWN AWAY! So much gorgeousness! LOVE what Kim did with the tea cups and Betsy’s card has so much eye-candy going on. You really do have the best DT in the business! I love how each of them will take the same stamp set and create their own magic with it. And the best thing for me is that they willingly share all that magic with us. You and the DT keep me inspired in this craft. Please keep up the good work and thank you for all that you do.

  • 14
    Dana says:

    They’re all so fresh, fun and beautiful!

    Just an FYI that Lisa paired her Flutterby Friend with Argyle rather than Background Basics: Tin Types.

    Also, Erin used Fillable Frames #5, not #6 (whoops!).

    Thanks for inspiring!

  • 15
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    Aaaah, pure JOY. I can’t get over all the wonderful ideas and inspiration! TFS.

  • 16
    Angela W says:

    These are all awesome! Thanks so much DT!

  • 17
    Lisa K says:

    Wow! These are all gorgeous! The Design Team just gets better and better each month. I always look forward to “release time”.

  • 18
    Sue Lelli says:

    Each card is more FABULOUS than the last one! I kept thinking they couldn’t get any better but they were all truly AMAZING! PTI has the BEST design team!!!

  • 19
    Helen F. says:

    You all are so incredibly talented ladies! I know I say this every month but, I am totally amazed at the creations here at PTI!!

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