The morning after…

By November 15, 2010The Day After

Another amazing release has passed by in a whirlwind!  The team worked so incredibly hard this month and I know from your comments that you noticed how everyone took it to another level.  As tradition holds, I am sharing with you some of my favorite team projects from the new gallery using the new November products… *sigh* it just makes a gal want to get inky!

Betsy Veldman created an amazing holiday bouquet using the new Larger Than Life stamp set and coordinating die.  I love how she used the various sizes of pearls on the greenery.  The red just pops from the project and helps to balance the red found in the ribbon and sentiment.


Dawn McVey created this adorable Warm Happiness Too project.  I love the little heart floating up fro the cup and the way everything is perfectly balanced on the slightly distressed Notebook Page die-cut.  And the color scheme of Pure Poppy & Berry Sorbet?  Fabulous!

Debbie Olson created and amazing hot cocoa holder using Warm Happiness Too as well.  Note how she stacked the new Fillable Frames #10 on top of a Mat Stack 1 die.  And I also love the way she curved the sentiment to match the curvature of the teacup.  

Erin Lincoln created this for the group post yesterday, but just in case you missed this little gem, I thought it was worth repeating!  I love, LOVE, love the way she layered the Text Style II pattern with the Fillable Frames #10 shape & frame.  Also, the way she used the frame vertically is so clever.  What could be a more perfect backdrop to Signature Series: Dress Form?

Heather Nichols used the new Border Builder set paired with Fillable Frames #10, as well as the golden oldie Teacher's Apple to create this amazing layout.  I love how she used a variety of borders from the Banner Borders die end to end to create an eclectic mix.

Kim Hughes used a gorgeous color scheme of Orange  Zest, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and True Black to create this beautiful representation of Larger Than Life.  I love the pure simplicity of it.  And I am always a sucker for a row of text at the bottom of a project!


Lisa Johnson hit it out of the park with this Take Three: Winter creation.  I am totally inspired by the way she stacked the three squares at the side and then embellished each with a variety of rhinestones.  And the use of the Mat Stack 1 Collection is just awesome!

Maile Belles took my breath away with this Year of Flowers: Mums project.  The simple masking she did to imbed the Fillable Frames #10 within the folds of the mum images is just fantastic.  The way she positioned the buttons is especially stylish and makes you take note of the simple details.

Melissa Phillips created a really unique Larger Than Life project by die-cutting bookprint and then stamping the flowers on top of that.  The soft effect her color scheme has is just stunning!  


Michelle Wooderson put together this notepad using Warm Happiness Too.  I am totally in love with the Fillable Frames #10 cut from cork.  And the pencil added to the front of the mug?  Totally clever.

Niki Estes always amazes me with her bold designs and this project is definitely no exception!  Her use of the Year of Flower: Mums is truly spectacular.  I adore how she kept the background a stark black & white and then added some amazing yellow color pop to the focal point.  Just a fantastic project!

I hope you have enjoyed my favorites here!  Be sure to stop by the individual team members blogs today to thank them for all their hard work this month!  I know I could never thank them enough for all the inspiration they provide me!  As always, all of the new release items can be found on our "What's New" November page!  Happy stamping!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 15 Comments

  • 1

    Stunning projects by all DT members. What a fabulous release. I really look forward to receiving my November release order.

  • 2
    Amy Main says:

    Oh my – looks like I have to do some more damage to the old debit card! I LOVE, LOVE the Christmas card at the top….now I need the Larger than Life stamp and die set – plus a few other items shown. I was dreaming about my purchases all night! First time for me shopping at Papertrey Ink – I think I am ADDICTED already!

    Thanks for so much fun!

  • 3
    kristii says:

    Absolutely amazing release and the DT totally knocked it out of the park!!!! PTI rocks in every way possible!!! Thanks for encouraging, inspiring, and enabling us all!!!!

  • 4
    Helen F. says:

    WOW, what fabulous projects, Nicole. Love the “Morning After” almost as much as the night before :o) Such a fun November Release~Thank you so much for sharing all of your creative talent, PTI!

  • 5
    Nancy M says:

    In this case, the morning after was even more satisfying than the night before. 😉 I always enjoy seeing which DT projects you’ve chosen to highlight and comparing them to my picks. There are so many beauties from which to choose, that it is hard to narrow it down to one per talented designer.

  • 6

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful sampling of projects – how inspiring! What a great release! My only regret is we just had to unexpectedly replace our furnace but Christmas is coming : )
    Thanks for all you do!

  • 7
    Artyjen says:

    So enjoyed…as per usual….the inspiration! Have now placed my first (rather large) order and hope it will be with me by Christmas….it has got to come to the UK after all! It’s a pressie to myself as it’s been a tough year with my husband passing away….so looking forward to all the goodies I’ve been saving up for for so long! 😉
    Thanks again
    xoxo Sioux

  • 8
    Bev says:

    I absolutely love Betsy and Melissa’s take on Larger than Life. They are both fabulous. Makes me want to go back and revamp my order.

  • 9
    Linda in FWB says:

    You and your team are amazing! I so enjoy seeing everyone’s creations and reading each blog post. One of life’s little pleasures.

  • 10
    Brooke says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. I’d love to have Betsy’s card as my Christmas card this year. Just so lovely.

  • 11
    Janine says:

    Once again another fabulous release and I ordered it all!!
    However I was on at 12:02 and all the banner dies were gone….
    Hope they come back in SOON!!!

  • 12
    jan metcalf says:

    I am swooning over your Christmas card and Melissa’s thank you card!!! You are very talented ladies!

  • 13

    Your tips are really great except the one suggesting to steal our competition articles haha . Nice tipps, thanks!

  • 14

    it makes you wonder where people get the idea that short-term planning will yield immediate rewards.

  • 15
    Pat Cirrincione says:

    Can your cards get any more beautiful, gorgeous, and make my fingers itch to create them? Ahhhhh…the joy:)

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