The morning after…

By October 15, 2010The Day After

As tradition holds, I always enjoy browsing through the Design Team gallery the morning after the release to see all of their new creations for the first time.  I have assembled some of my very favorites to share with you today!  Enjoy!

Betsy Veldman cleverly used sparkly pompoms as snowballs in her Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers project.  I also love the blue & purple color combination!  So fresh and fun!

Dawn McVey combined one of the new Vintage Ornaments dies (and the Vintage Ornaments stamp set of course!), and Holly Jolly to create this fabulous card.  I love how she paired the holly leaves with the button trio as a layer on op of the ornament.  So pretty!

Debbie Olson blew me away with her coloring skills on this Year of Flowers: Marigolds card.  It looks SO realistic!  And I can't get past how great her clear card base works with this project too!  I just adore everything about this!

Erin Lincoln made a pretty pair of ice skates look right at home dangling from the top of this fabulous On Ice card.  If you look closely, you can see the Fancy Flourishes & snowflakes behind the skates.  I just love this layout and design so much!

Heather Nichols wowed me with her use of Holly Jolly, Merry Little Christmas and Big & Bold Holiday Wishes.  The little birds sitting on top of the large-scaled word is just an incredible detail!  I will definitely have to try to recreate this myself!

Kim Hughes created an AMAZING patterned border along the side of her card using the tree from Merry Little Christmas.  I never would have thought of this myself and I just love the look of it!

Lisa Johnson's bold Year of Flowers: Marigolds project has such a unique color scheme and I just love the layout!  The small detail of the twine ties to the end of the Eyelet Lace border is a fabulous finishing detail!

Maile Belles created something really special by pairing Background Basics: Text Style, Framed and the new Year of Flowers: Marigolds.  The button addition to the Framed image is just perfect!

Melissa Phillips created this adorable Holiday Sparkle project using some of the new Limitless LAyers dies. Her combination of Christmas Prints paper is fabulous as well!

Michelle Wooderson wowed me with this On Ice project that she created.  I love all the buttons lined up long the rickrack!  And the chunky glitter and jingle bell…need I say more!  Just love it!

Niki Estes' Big & Bold Holiday Wishes card was able to utilize one of the beautiful sentiments and frame from Mini Scrapbook Series: Journaling Circle.  I also love the way she used the negative "leftover" pieces from the Victorian Lave Border die along the edge of her card!


One last note today!  We are starting a new series at Papertrey, just in time to help you with the holidays and into the future, throughout the entire year!

A newfound interest in creating heartfelt, handmade gifts has developed amongst crafters of all levels. We at Papertrey Ink, with help from the talented Michelle Wooderson, are developing this one-stop resource for your inspiration.  Not only will the projects shared here be quick & easy to create, but they will also be inexpensive so you can stretch your dollar even further, essentially allowing you to make and save.  We look forward to adding to this resource often and building a plethora of projects to choose from year-round.  

Michelle Wooderson will be doing random, unscheduled blog posts throughout each month, focusing on quick & easy gifts for the Make & Save series.  These projects & blog links will be updated on our website HERE, complete with a supply list & instructions.  And the best part?  You will be able to add the supplies directly into your cart from this page, making it easy to shop for upcoming occasions!

Michelle has updated with her first project for the series, Candy Cane Christmas.  You can read her blog post HERE and access the project page on the website HERE.  

The link to the Make & Save page is built right into the front page graphic this month, so you can access it anytime you like to see if there are updates.

Thank you to everyone for another fabulous month here at Papertrey!  We appreciate all of you SO much!  Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 21 Comments

  • 1
    Emily Keaton says:

    This is a super idea!! I’m always looking for low-cost ways to give gifts, and handmade is the best. I love Michelle’s projects–can’t wait to see what she’ll whip up for us!!

  • 2
    Kathy H says:

    You really know how to read your customers! What an idea, Make and Save and to be able to shop for the elements right from the page is…just…Wow! All the designers creations are just fabulous-can’t wait to start creating!

  • 3
    Kari D says:

    Such an amazing release! AND the gifts just keep on coming! THANKS Nichole and the DT for a great October….still singing caroles and looking for marshmallows for my cocoa!

  • 4
    Katherine says:

    I checked out the project page and it’s lovely. Really well done, especially with being able to order straight from the project window. I really look forward to updates to this page throughout the year.

    Can we send ideas of what we would like to see?


  • 5
    Danielle says:

    What a great idea! so helpful!

  • 6
    Pattie J. says:

    this is exciting. I am looking forward to many more of the project page. sometimes everything is so over whelming with ideas and beauty, we just need to take a moment and see things accomplished, for clear thinking, and budget concerns. thank you, thank you.

  • 7
    Sharon B says:

    Love this idea of having a ‘make and save’ project and all the supplies listed and available to buy on one page. Great starter project (just bought some candy canes today – so a fab choice of project to start with)

  • 8
    Laura Isham says:

    What an amazing release! I wasn’t able to buy last night, but I have my list ready and waiting for pay day! I hinted to my hubby that a PTI gift certificate would be the best Sweetest’s Day gift (or any gift) EVER!

  • 9
    Helen F. says:

    All ideas for Holiday gift giving are gratefully accepted! Super projects for the Morning After post too, Nicole.

  • 10
    Judy S says:

    Love this new concept. That’s why I love PTI so much … you’ve always got the customer in mind!

  • 11
    Alison Behan says:

    I LOVE the ‘Make and Save’ idea. I think the fact that you have all the supplies LINKED to your cart right under it is nothing short of GENIUS!! Seriously, it’s GENIUS!

  • 12

    beautiful cards. The snowballs are inspired and Erin Lincoln’s card is absolutely stunning.

  • 13
    see mary stamp says:

    Phenomenal projects. The best design team in the biz! Love the idea of the Make & Save projects. Looking forward to future blog posts for this.

  • 14
    Mariah says:

    The Make and Save concept is such a great idea! I look forward to further posts! And the DTs work is unbelievable, as per usual…just gorgeous!

  • 15
    Shannah says:

    What a FABULOUS selection!!! I love them all – what a talented bunch!

  • 16
    Brooke says:

    Fantastic projects! I’ve always loved your cost breakdown of Christmas cards and your new Make and Save idea sounds like lots of fun. Sometimes making it yourself is much cheaper, and of course a lot more thoughtful.

    Will you be revisiting the photo finish cards you did last year?

  • 17
    Christine Herrington says:

    Your cards on your blog are so beautiful and professional! Great eye candy!

  • 18
    Alex says:

    Hi nichole! I was just wondering, has the Tiny Treats Christmas set already sold out?! I already have the other 2 tiny treats sets and am hoping to get the new one soon, they are so fun to work with! Do you know when it might be available? Thanks!

  • 19
    Trinity says:

    This is so cute. Love it.

  • 20
    Elisa K says:

    Love all the inspiration & new releases.. Thanks for sharing

  • 21
    Carolee Jones says:

    I TOO, want to know when the ‘Tiny Treats: Christmas’ stamp set will be back in stock! I waited ONE hour later than anticipated to order & it was all gone :o( so sad. I had plans for cute projects & now I’m checking back daily to see,& yes I’ve already signed up to be email reminded when things are back in stock. JUST frustrated cuz I LOVE that set & had my heart set on using them for some affordable bag&tag kits to sell at a craft baazar in just a few weeks. PLEASE SAY the “Tiny Treats: Christmas” stamp set (along with the cute Favor It Box2 will be in stock soon!……

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