The morning after…

By January 16, 2011The Day After

Even though it is technically a day late, I am pleased to share with you my very favorite design team projects from the January release!  Sit back and prepare to be inspired!

Betsy Veldman created a beautiful encouragement card with a few unique twists.  She used the damask frame from Mat Stack 3 Collection sideways on each side of her background, which she matted with one of the decorative layers from Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle Die Collection.  The sentiment, from Healing Touch Sentiments, is underlined with a decorative edge cut by our new Edgers #1 Die.

Dawn McVey used the polka dot frame from Mat Stack 3 as the basis for her bright & cheerful project.  Her candy-striped background paper is from her January Color Couture download.  I also love how she layered the butterfly dies (Signature Series: Butterfly die & Love Lives Here Die Collection).  The little "happy birthday" sentiment is from Inside & Out: Birthday.

Debbie Olson took Year of Flowers: Carnations to a whole new level with this stunning project.  The layered background was given a bit of shading for amazing depth.  And then the way she paired it with the Mat Stack 3 Collection damask frame is just really beautiful, capturing the natural beauty of a carnation.

Erin Lincoln made a stunning card as well using Year of Flowers: Carnations.  The layers of stamping she did is nothing short of amazing!  From the Background Basics: Text Style to the addition of Turning a New Leaf, the combination could not be more perfect.  The small frame and sentiment are from the Mat Stack 3 Collection.

Heather Nichols made a beautiful card with the Mat Stack 3 Collection as well, paired up with Healing Touch Sentiments.  I love how she masked the frame to add the sunflowers from Autumn Abundance in the center.  It looks as though they were just meant to coordinate!


Jessica Witty used Simple Sentiments to create a modern, clean card that would be so easy to mass produce.  I am just smitten!  The single carnation stamped in the corner is such a nice touch, with the style of it complementing the font used in Simple Sentiments so well.

Lisa Johnson created this cutie-pattotie card with Way to Go, Kiddo!  I love, LOVE, love the way she stamped these flowers with white ink onto Kraft cardstock, then did her coloring.  It just makes everything pop.

Maile Belles used Way to Go, Kiddo! as well to assemble this adorable little project!  She stamped the journaling line block from the set repeatedly up the side of the card cover to form a "strip".  The way she arranged the images and sentiments after that is just icing on the cake!

Melissa Phillips always creates the most amazing things with hears and this project is certainly no exception.  She paired the Heart Prints & Banner Builder dies to create her cute banner.  All of this was offset with the "love you" sentiment from Simple Sentiments.

Michelle Wooderson combined several fun products fro this festive birthday card!  She discovered that several of the Tiny Treats images will fit in the frames that are part of Just a Ticket.  I don't know about you, but that opened up a world of possibilities for me!  She also creatively used Simple Sentiments as background strips, accented by her Cupcake Collection treat!

Niki Estes used Mat Stack 3 Collection paired up with her previously released set, Butterfly Kisses, to create this masterpiece.  I love her color combination and the border strip she created with twine and patterned paper.  It adds so much balance!

I hope you enjoyed all of these projects as much as I did!  Each and every designer brings so much creativeness to the table!  You can't help but want to go to the studio and get a little inky!  Thanks for visiting today and have a fantastic week!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • 1

    Once again you and your DT have knocked my socks off!!! LOVE ALL of the samples you’ve shown throughout this entire release! Looking forward to my upcoming birthday so I can order some of the things on my mile long wish list!

  • 2
    nancy nelson says:

    I think I’ve said this before but I’m going to say it again I think you have the best Design Team in the papercrafting industry! I just adore everyones projects!

  • 3
    Charlene says:

    These samples were worth the wait! They are sooo Beautiful. Your design team is Awesome! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 4

    Awesome Job everyone…..thank you all so much!!! great ideas..

  • 5
    Renee Lynch says:

    All of the DT did an incredible job…
    truly inspiring…
    every one.
    But Heather’s card struck me hardest on this one…
    LOVE it beyond words.

  • 6
    Sara says:

    Wow, everything looks beautiful! I’m going through all the DT’s blogs tonight checking out all the great inspiration!

  • 7

    I love the morning after post. So much super cards together.

  • 8
    Theresia says:

    You all did it again, such a great release and such a great, beautiful terrific cards, Thanks, keep up the great inspiration.

  • 9
    Gabby says:

    Every month during the new release, the DT fills my cup with inspiration. Then the “morning after” projects never fail to add more inspiration, which overflows my cup! So many styles and such great use of products … my head is spinning all over again! Heehee! 🙂

  • 10

    The inspiration on this blog is just more than I can take.

    Sensory overload!

    But so appreciated and so inspiring.

    Thank you ladies.

    I say you are the best in the industry.


  • 11
    Helen F. says:

    Beautiful cards (NO surprise!) from the oh-so-talented Design Team! Awesome inspiration, ladies THANK YOU :o!

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    katevdp says:

    That card by Betsy is just absolutely stunning. It truly takes my breath away. I can’t wait to get my hands on some new PTI goodies to give it a go myself. Divine.

  • 14
    Lani says:

    Ladies, you’ve outdone yourselves again!

  • 15
    Meital says:

    Wow… so many wonderfull cards – as usual 🙂

    (I just wanted to mention that I unsubscribed from the blog’s updates only because I’m now following you from google-reader).

  • 16

    I love the theme of nature in your work. This is indeed a great moment to show your creativity. Thanks a lot for the photos. I really like them. More power and keep up the good job.

  • 17
    Bethann says:

    Hi Everyone, I have to say that I’m just tickled pink with each and every card here!!! I love them all. They are all so very different and yet each and every one of them speaks out for itself! They are all so very creative! I love all of the color combos and the layouts! Thanks for sharing ladies!

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    Pat Cirrincione says:

    Could these cards be any prettier?

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