**SPOILER ALERT** 2010 Anniversary Set

By May 26, 2011Just Cards

***The following post showcases some projects I created with the 2010 Anniversary set as well as a full reveal of the images.***

Many of you have eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the 2010 Anniversary sets.  These sets are earned by loyal customers for every 12 qualifying stamp sets they purchased between February 2010 and February 2011.

If you are not familiar with our FREE Anniversary set program from last year, you can read about it HERE.

This new process for earning next year's set is outlined HERE (scroll all the way to the bottom of the post).  

The 2010 Anniversary sets began shipping out with the May release packages and will continue through the June release orders, with ongoing shipments continuing into the summer.  So, if you haven't received your set yet, we ask for your patience as we work through our lists as quickly as we can.

The 2010 Anniversary set is entitled Botanical Silhouettes.  It is an elegant floral building set that allows you all kinds of custom options, mixing & matching.  The large size of the images makes it quick and easy to fill and entire card front. And I am also totally smitten with the font combination for the sentiments.

The details.

  • Botanical Silhouettes is a FREE Limited Edition stamp set circulated to loyal customers who purchased 12 qualifying stamp sets between February 2010 and February 2011. (Read HERE for more details.)
  • You do nothing to "order" this set, it is automatically shipped to you either by itself or along with an order.
  • Botanical Silhouettes will never be something we make available for sale.
  • You will not receive tracking information or confirmation of your Anniversary Set shipment.  It is intended to arrive as a "surprise" in your mailbox! 🙂

Here are a few things I have created with this set that will hopefully leave you inspired!

Just a Note Card
This is one of my favorite projects from the bunch I created.  Lots of bright colors and sunshine!

I thought I would show you a bit of the building process I used to created my focal image for this project.  I stamped the stem bunch with Simply Chartreuse and then added some splatter images from Grunge Me using Lemon Tart.

Step 1
I layered dandelion images from Botanical Silhouettes on top of the splatters using Orange Zest ink.

Step 2
These large flowers were added with Hawaiian Shores, with the centers being stamped with Aqua Mist.

Step 3
Finally, I added the "circular" flowers in layers using Plum Pudding and then Elegant Eggplant (SU!).  The little dot trio buds were stamped in Pure Poppy.

Finished focal
To finish, added small dots to the centers of some of the flowers with a black pen and added the sentiment with black ink.

Stripes closeup
Before adhering the focal panel to my card front, I drew a series of stripes across my card front with a variety of black pens and a ruler.

I rounded the corners of the focal point and adhered it in place with foam dimensionals.

Love You Card
I wish you could see this card in person!  The Vintage Cream & Raspberry Fizz together is just fabulous!  You'll have to give it a try yourself!

The focal point of this project started with this stem bunch, stamped in New Leaf. I added the poppies in Hibiscus Burst and then stamped dots in Raspberry Fizz. The sentiment was stamped next in True Black to the side of the bouquet.

I used a black pen to draw a frame around the card cover and add small dots to the flower centers.

Thinking of You Card
This is an example of a monochromatic card you could create with this set. Think of this same design in pinks or purples or greens!

Sentiment closeup
I stamped the stem bunch in Spring Rain and the poppies in Enchanted Evening.  I also added some of the paint splatters from Grunge Me with Spring Rain to help balance everything out.

Finally, the sentiment was stamped in Smokey Shadow.

Thank You Card

I have one last project for you today.  I decided to try stamping on Sweet Blush cardstock for my focal point and I was really pleased with the results.

Sentiment closeup
I stamped the stems in Ripe Avocado and the flowers in Berry Sorbet.  The flower centers and some of the accents were added in Pure Poppy.

I added adhesive pearls to a few centers to add texture and detail.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  I loved having the opportunity to work with these images.  They truly make everything so easy!  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy stamping!



  • STAMPS: Botanical Silhouettes, Grunge Me
  • INK: Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, True Black, Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse
  • OTHER: black pens (American Crafts), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Botanical Silhouettes
  • INK: New Leaf, Hibiscus Birst, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz
  • OTHER: black pens (American Crafts)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Botanical Silhouettes, Grunge Me
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"


  • STAMPS: Botanical Silhouettes
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, True Black
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy
  • OTHER: adhesive pearls (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 48 Comments

  • 1
    Sandy Kay says:

    What a day brightener these cards are! I can’t wait to CASE these – every one is just lovely!

  • 2
    Meredith says:

    Oh, I just *love* how you combined the blooms to create such neat effects… I can’t wait to get mine and play!

  • 3
    Serendipity says:

    All the cards are so sweet! Thanks for sharing them!!

  • 4
    Vicki B. says:

    Beautiful set, and what a great “surprise” gift!

  • 5
    Cindy H. says:

    OMGoodness, these images look like so much fun to use…and, they’re so beautiful! Your cards are just gorgeous, Nichole!! Can’t wait until I get the anniversary set in my hot little hands 🙂 (Fingers crossed that I counted right!)

  • 6
    Melissa Ladd says:

    All your cards are gorgeous! I always look forward to seeing your class, elegant take on each stamp set. I’ve really enjoyed this set already, and can’t wait to make more with it!

  • 7
    Leigh Penner says:

    What beautiful cards you made with this fabulous set! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 8
    Sharon D says:

    Beautiful, Nichole! You’re amazing, as always! My fave is the second, the Rasp Fizz and Vintage Cream–but I love them all! Thanks so much for this set–I love it!

  • 9
    Keva Brown says:

    Wow. Each of these cards is truly gorgeous and fabulous. Love them!!!

  • 10
    Dana says:

    Oh my word. You are so creative and really know how to bring out the beauty in your stamps Nichole.
    The ink on these look really great…solid and clean.

  • 11
    Renee Lynch says:

    All them…

  • 12
    Lynn D says:

    so fresh and modern…love these cards you made!

  • 13
    see mary stamp says:

    I was very excited to see the anniversary set(s) in my May shipment. My friends, who order with me each month, and I will definitely have fun playing with these. Many thanks.

  • 14
    Renee S. says:

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait for this wonderful set to arrive in my mailbox. What a treat.

  • 15
    lesa wolfe says:

    I love this set, and it was a total surprise! I thought they made a mistake and accidentally sent me something extra! Thank you so much Papertrey Ink, I am happy to be one of your customers!

  • 16

    Gorgeous cards! I just received my free set today, and it is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much!!!!

  • 17
    Jill Norwood says:

    Nichole these cards are so fresh and beautiful. I love your style! I learn something from each one of your posts! And I have learned to just pull up your blog any time I need a little mojo to get my current card-making session off the ground. Thanks for all you and PTI do! 🙂

  • 18
    Jen Carter says:

    These are just really gorgeous!! The first one with all the colors is my favorite of the group! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set so much!! You did a beautiful job illustrating it!

  • 19

    Oh, cool!!! I do hope that my anniversary set is with this release, soooo exciting!! Your cards are fabulous, Nichole! Love the colors!!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 20
    Artyjen says:

    I can’t wait to receive that set what a thrill 🙂 Love the soft flower images.
    xoxo Sioux

  • 21
    Karen Murray says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • 22
    Cammie says:

    Gorgeous, fresh cards! I can’t wait to ink my set and CASE some of your cards. Thanks to PTI for the wonderful gift and to you for you beautiful designs.

  • 23

    Lovely cards!!! I just love those all flower cards.. Those colors are looking beautiful and lovely.. This is simple and elegant cards. Thanks for this great post.

  • 24
    Annie says:

    wowwee… this set is so gorgeous.. cant wait to receive mine 😀

  • 25
    Luanne Ford says:

    SO totally bummed that I wasn’t buying PTI till this year…This is a fabulous set! Your samples are divine!!

  • 26
    Anne G says:

    I’m so disappointed that this set isn’t available to purchase. It’s fabulous!

  • 27
    Dianne Jenkins says:

    How beautiful those cards all are! (Now I’m wishing I had paid more attention and ordered MORE of your stamp sets!) I’ll have to be mindful of that THIS YEAR!

    Thanks as always for sharing your samples with us for our inspiration.

  • 28
    Kari D says:

    I have been chomping at the bit since I saw the Anniversary Set shown in the Gallery! OH MY! this only makes it worse! Can’t wait to get my set (I KNOW that I ordered at least 12 stamp sets) and get inky! THANKS for such a wonderful treat for your customers. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  • 29
    Linda says:

    Love all your cards. I can’t wait for my set to arrive and be able to create simple cards with these beautiful images.

  • 30
    jan m says:

    Wonderful stamp set!! Just shy of the required stamp sets here, have been ordering the dies instead….. (:
    Your ‘I love you’ card is fab!!

  • 31
    Susan H says:

    Oh Nichole! Your cards are so beautiful. I love how you design your stamp sets with so many separate elements so it’s simple to add color.

  • 32
    diane oliver says:

    OMG these are GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous set and the font is to Spectacular! I sure hope I’m a lucky one… my pocket book says it should be true…. either way.. Hugs.

  • 33

    What a gorgeously beautiful stampset. Or do I mean the cards you made with the set? Anyway, I love it.

  • 34
    Haley D. says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  • 35
    Kelly in Canada says:

    Can’t wait to get my Botanical Silhouettes set! These are gorgeous cards, Nicole and I absolutley LOVE the font on the greetings–so classy and elegant!

  • 36
    Rachelle says:

    so wish I was getting this set. love it! gorgeous samples.

  • 37
    Mary P says:

    What a fabulous stamp set – can’t wait until I receive mine.

  • 38
    Tammy W. says:

    Absolutely stunning cards Nichole – as always!! You have such a talent. Thank you for sharing it with us and being such an inspiration!

  • 39
    Alessandra Loiacono says:

    I just got my set today and oh my, every single piece is gorgeous, I love it!!
    Thank you PTI, you guys ROCK! 🙂

  • 40
    Carol says:

    What gorgeous inspiration! I hope I hope I used the same email address for all my orders this year because I suredo LOVE this set.

  • 41
    Deirdre says:

    Wow, amazing set, amazing creations.

  • 42
    diane mcvey says:

    BEAUTIFUL CARDS! I can’t wait to get my set. I hope it’s coming with my order! hehe 😀 Your inspiration is much appreciated. It’s a beautiful set! Thank you all!

  • 43
    Sandi D says:

    Can’t wait to receive my set in the mail! This is destined to be one of my very favorite stamp sets!!! Thank you so much for your creative genius . . . PT always makes me look good when I send cards to my loved ones. Just perfect!

  • 44
    Laura Beck says:

    I love this set and wish I knew how many sets I ordered last year! Is there any way to find out?

  • 45
    Tamara W says:

    Received mine – awesome! Thanks!! On your pink poppy card I can not believe the difference little black dots make – who knew?!?!? 🙂

  • 46

    Great post! Very interesting.

  • 47
    Pat Cirrincione says:

    Thank you for such wonderful ideas – just received my first ever thank you set – which means a lot! and thank you for remembering your clients – it’s very special:)

  • 48
    term papers says:

    Amazing post! Thanks a lot.

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