Introducing Military Hero, Military Stars & Think Big Favorites #17

Today's product introductions are all about celebrating (and reaching out to) the military heros in our lives…..those men and women, whether home or deployed, who make incredible sacrifices for our freedom on a daily basis.  To each of them, and to their families, we say thank you for your service.

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New-Product-Details

Melissa Bickford has created Military Stars, a set that was created to honor all of our men and women in uniform who protect and defend our country. With multiple patterned star images to choose from this set is sure to give you the most beautiful patriotic cards that you can send to show your support for our military troops. The stars coordinate with the smallest die in the Seeing Stars die collection and the Fiskars 2" X-large Star Punch, which will make stamping and creating your projects so much easier. Not only is Military Stars the perfect set for creating and sending cards to our troops but also for creating military or patriotic themed scrapbook pages. A truly wonderful patriotic set that will fill a hole in your stamping supply and bring a smile to those who sacrifice so much!

PLEASE NOTE:  

The stars in this set were designed with a rustic, distressed edge to give them a unique look, however, we realize that this look will not be applicable to all projects.  To make the stars as versatile as possible, they were designed to be just a hair larger than the smallest Seeing Stars die which omits the distressed edge.  If you would prefer to include the distressed edge when cutting these stars out, the Fiskars 2" X-large Star Punch works perfectly and can be found in the store HERE. We hope you enjoy these additional options and the design opportunities they provide.

 

The Details:

  • Military Stars will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Military Stars contains a total of 15 images.  The stars measure approximately 1-3/4” wide x 1-3/5 tall. The circle with the star inside measures approximately 1-7/10. The smallest star measures approximately ¼” wide by ¼” tall.

 

Melissa Bickford also designed Military Hero, a set featuring a wonderful mix of sentiments geared towards supporting all of our military heroes. This set offers a variety of verses to choose from for both outside as well as inside your cards. Whether you have a loved one serving away from home and want them to know how much you miss them or you want to send your thoughts and support to any soldier, airman, sailor, marine or coast guardsman, this set will surely fill that need. Our brave servicemen and women do so much for our country, a card showing your support will surely put a smile on their face and let them know that they are not forgotten.  Melissa is donating all of her proceeds from the sale of this set to the Wounded Warriors Project, which you can read more about HERE.

The Details:

  • Military Hero will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $24.
  • Military Hero contains a total of 36 images.  ‘While you are away from home…’ measures approximately 2-3/4” wide x ¾” tall. ‘Congratulations’ measures approximately 2” wide x ¼” tall. ‘We are so proud of you’ measures approximately 2-2/5” wide by ¼” tall. ‘Soldier’ measures approximately 4/5” wide x 1/5” tall. ‘Thinking of you today and always’ measures approximately 2” wide x ½” tall.

 

Think-Big-17-comparison

This is the seventeenth in a monthly series that includes mega-sized versions of some of our favorite sentiments that were included in previously released sets.  This seventeenth edition stems from the popular Star Prints set.  The extra-large format will provide you with all new capabilities and design options.  And for only $5, how can you go wrong?

The Details:

  • Think Big Favorites #17 will be available for purchase on June 15th.
  • It will retail for $5.
  • Think Big Favorites #17 contains a total of 4 images.  "Enjoy Life" measures 2" x 2".  "Way to Go" measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/4".  "My" measures 1-3/8" x 7/8".  "Hero" measures 7/8" x 1/4".

 

We are also introducing two new Pattern Packs this month!  These new colors will be a wonderful addition to your collection!

PP-Pure-Poppy

Pure Poppy Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

  • Pure Poppy Polka Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Pure Poppy Bitty Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Pure Poppy Damask Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Pure Poppy Leaves Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Pure Poppy Gingham Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Pure Poppy Stripes Singles (18 sheets): $6

 

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Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack (36 sheets, 6 sheets each of 6 patterns): $12

also available….

  • Enchanted Evening Polka Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Enchanted Evening Damask Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Enchanted Evening Leaves Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Enchanted Evening Gingham Singles (18 sheets): $6
  • Enchanted Evening Stripes Singles (18 sheets): $6

Now, before I get into the projects, I thought I would talk a bit about some different ways you can support those serving our country in the armed forces.  So much of our hobby focuses on the latest and greatest, embracing new techniques and the trendiest color combination.  Why not dedicate just a small portion of your talents to supporting the men & women who make the ultimate sacrifice, putting their life on the line to protect the freedom that we all enjoy every day?  

Donations
It only takes a few spare moments, some extra supplies and a big heart to make a commitment to this type of meaningful paper crafting.  In my post below, I share several project & design ideas to help you get started.  There are several ways you can participate through different organizations, but I thought I would highlight one in particular today…

A-million-thanks
This organization is asking for cards, letters, emails, and prayer messages of appreciation for our military, past and present. It is their goal to see that our military – active, reserve, and veterans – receive these messages, whether they are serving at home, abroad, or are injured in hospitals.

A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861

Many of you may have additonal organizations that you already donate cards to.  Please feel free to share other addresses in the comments section of this post.

Now, let me share a few projects with you that can offer up a bit of inspiration when creating for our military.

Hurry Home card
This first project mixes up a few different patterns from the new Pure Poppy Pattern Pack to create some unique stripes.

Star
I created this star embellishment by die cutting two medium stars from white cardstock using the Seeing Stars die collection.  I then used the smallest die to cut out the center of one of the medium stars, creating a frame.  I stamped the "We Support You" star from Military Stars onto the bottom layer with Enchanted Evening ink.  The star frame was layered on top with small pieces of foam tape.

Stripes
For the stripes, I cut 1/2" strips of various Pure Poppy Pattern Pack papers and adhered them onto a block of white cardstock.  A square of Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack stripes was cut for the upper left corner.

Sentiment
 I used a strip of Classic Kraft cardstock in place of one of the upper stripes and heat embossed it with this wonderful sentiment from Military Heros.

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Everything as adhered to an Enchanted Evening card base.

Thank you for Your Service Card
This card shows how you can share your support without using standard patriotic colors.  I paired up Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado & Ocean Tides for a great look.  

Star
I die-cuta 1-3/4" circle from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped it with the star frame from Military Stars in Ripe Avocado.  I then die-cut a Vintage Cream star using the smallest die from the Seeing Stars collection and stamped it with this gorgeous star image from the Military Stars set using Ocean Tides ink.

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The sentiment strip is cut from Classic Kraft cardstock and stamped with another great phrase from Military Hero using Dark Chocolate ink.  The edges are swipes a bit with Vintage Cream ink.  The Canyon Clay background I used a new impression plate, which I will be sharing more about later in the week!

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This is a simple card with just a small focal point in the upper corner.  I started with a Classic Kraft card base, swiped with Fresh Snow ink around the edges.

Focal
I stamped a small square of white cardstock with Bitty Background Blocks in Enchanted Evening ink.  I die-cut a star from white cardstock and stamped it with the "Our Hero" star image from Military Stars.  I heat embossed one of the sentiments from Military Hero onto Pure Poppy cardstock and cut it into strips.  I adhered the strips to a block of white cardstock and trimmed the edge of the block at an angle.  

Miss You Map Card
This is a "Miss You" card that could be used for anyone, military or not.  

Focal
I stamped the US map from Road Trip in Summer Sunrise and trimmed it out.  I added two nesting star images from Super Stars in Hawaiian Shores & Orange Zest.  The sentiment, from Military Hero, was added with Terracotta Tile ink.  I stamped a second sentiment onto a strip of Orange Zest cardstock using Terracotta Tile ink again, trimming the end of the strip with pinking shears.  I stapled a scrap of Hawaiian Shores Twill ribbon at the side of the map and also added a small piece of washi tape.

Background
This cool background was created with the reverse side of the new impression plate I mentioned earlier.  Full details to be revealed later on in the week!

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Everything was mounted onto a Terracotta Tile card base.

To Our Hero card
This card has more of a rustic feel to it.  I impressed the Classic Kraft background using the Guide Lines impression plate.

Focal
I die-cut Doily Details from white cardstock and adhered it in place.  I created a red, white & blue strip with cardstock and Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack bitty dot paper.  I folded it to create a banner of sorts.

Focal down
I die-cut the medium Seeing Stars die from corrugated cardboard from an old box I had laying around and swiped the edges with Fresh Snow ink.  this was layered with the smallest die-cut star, stamped with another fabulous image from Military Stars in Enchanted Evening ink.  A Pure Poppy button was added to the center, finished with the "To Our Hero" sentiment.

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Everything is adhered to a crisp white card base.

Deployment card
My last project is a quick and easy card that could be easily mass-produced.  

Sentiment
I simply cut a white block of cardstock and stamped this star from Military Stars in Enchanted Evening.  I then used a post-it note to mask the right side of the block and stamped one of the stripes from Faux Ribbon in Pure Poppy ink.  For the last touch, I added the perfectly phrased sentiment using Charcoal Palette ink.

Star
I added a bit of Pure Poppy Stitched Ribbon to the side to add some extra detail & texture.

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I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Do you have a loved one in the military that came to mind while reading today's post?  Did any of today's projects make you a bit excited to create something for that loved one yourself?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

The-Grand-Prize
$75 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate 

to spend however you choose!  

You have until 7am EST, June 12 to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our June Release Winners Page before noon EST the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

Creative-Clicks

Heather Nichols will be showcasing more of Military Hero, Military Stars and Think Big Favorites #17 today, as well as her own Framed Out #5.

CLICK HERE to see more from Melissa Bickford.

CLICK HERE to see more from Dawn McVey.

Supplies-&-Tools
WE SUPPORT YOU, HURRY HOME CARD

  • STAMPS: Military Stars, Military Hero (available June 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft, Encahnted Evening Pattern Pack (stripes), Pure Poppy Pattern Pack (bitty dot, leaves, polka dot, stripes & gingham)
  • OTHER: Seeing Stars die collection, Filigree White Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE CARD

  • STAMPS: Military Stars, Military Hero (available June 15th)
  • INK: Ripe Avocado, Ocean TIdes, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay
  • OTHER: Seeing Stars die collection, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle die, Sunrise impression plate (available June 15th)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

OUR HERO CARD

  • STAMPS: Military Stars, Military Hero (available June 15th) Bitty Background Blocks
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Seeing Stars die collection, Filigree White Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

WE MISS YOU

  • STAMPS: Military Hero (available June 15th) Super Stars, Road Trip
  • INK: Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile
  • OTHER: Hawaiian Shores Twill Tape, Sunrise Impression Plate (available June 15th), Washi Tape (Target), pinking shears, stapler
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

TO OUR HERO CARD

  • STAMPS: Military Stars, Military Hero (available June 15th)
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack (bitty dot), corregated cardboard from box
  • OTHER: Seeing Stars die collection, Picinic Plaid impression plate, Doily Details die, Pure Poppy button
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

DURING YOUR DEPLOYMENT CARD

  • STAMPS: Military Stars, Military Hero (available June 15th) Faux Ribbon
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack (bitty dot)
  • OTHER: Pure Poppy stitched ribbon
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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Join the discussion 722 Comments

  • 1

    Nichole, these are wonderful classic patriotic cards! Love the flag with all of the different patterns and the layered star! Great job, Melissa on designing such a special set! 🙂

    PS..the Sunrise Impression Plate is very cool!

  • 2
    Trinka King says:

    Thank you, Thank you…finally some stamps I can use for Military. Love all the possibilities of being patriotic or for a service member. Love the projects!

  • 3
    Jennifer K says:

    Wow! I love that new impression plate. Melissa designed some terrific new military sets – they’re great.

  • 4
    Papercrazy says:

    THese are fantastic cards, Nichole. Thanks for the reminder about donating cards!

  • 5
    Diane Anthony says:

    This set will be a welcome addition! Love the simplicity of the cards and the support for our troops. Awesome once again!

  • 6
    Angela H. says:

    What thoughtful sets — love your samples, too.

  • 7

    Love all the stamps! And I love the idea of donating cards – so simple and easy yet SO meaningful to those who get them…thank you.

  • 8
    angel says:

    Sooooo excited to finally have a military set!! Love it!!

  • 9
    Melissa Ladd says:

    Beautiful! I love how you recreated the US Flag! These sets are perfect for sending cards to the troops.

  • 10
    Deb Else says:

    All beautiful cards again today! I donate cards to Operation Write Home, and these sets would be perfect for those. Thanks to all the men and women, and their families, who serve our country!

  • 11
    Maria E. Benitez says:

    Beautiful cards! Melissa did a great job with the new patriotic sets. You can tell a lot of thought and care went into them.

  • 12
    Sonja says:

    Beautiful. I don’t have any use for this set but I still love all the cards you made with them and I can only imagine how happy all those people are going to be who have loved ones in the army.

  • 13
    Tanja S. says:

    Lovely new sets again today. The think Big stamps are great too.

  • 14
    Kelly St. Pierre says:

    Love the Military Hero – my son is a soldier and they will be perfect to make cards to tuck into those overseas packages. Very patriotic!

  • 15

    Wow…. really great projects using much-needed patriotic sets (lots of wonderful sentiments!).
    Love the new Poppy paper pack!

  • 16
    Terri E. says:

    What wonderful projects.

    Terri e.

  • 17
    Cheryl says:

    Love the Pure Poppy PP, and that new impression plate looks fantastic. Thank you for the ideas for donations, too!

  • 18
    Natasha Kara says:

    Gorgeous cards:) I am very excited to see the full reveal.

  • 19
    Laura says:

    Nichole, what a gorgeous flag card. Love the new PTI patterned papers.

  • 20
    Jade says:

    What a terrific stamp set! The sample cards are so beautiful! I know our service men and women would be so happy to receive an encouraging card made with this set!

  • 21
    Karin says:

    Amazing patriotic cards! Love the red, white and blue with the Kraft color. Such a great color combo. I’m excited about the distressed stars too! Perfect for summer projects along with making OWH cards!

  • 22
    Amy Zwierz says:

    Love the rustic look to it. The cards are beautiful!

  • 23
    Glorie says:

    Love the projects you showed. Those new paper packs looks awesome.

  • 24
    Diane Standish says:

    Beautiful papers, lovely creations! I love the patriotic themes-for some reason I have a hard time finding papers I like w/ the patriotic themes, so I am in love with these! Thanks so much!

  • 25
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    Awesome post today! Many of us including myself have friends and family serving our country, awesome!

  • 26
    Laraine R says:

    Great cards today! Love all the new sets & dies!

  • 27
    Sue D says:

    Great products to make cards for the military. I used to send them through a local USO group but now am considering going through Operation Write Home.

  • 28
    Michelle says:

    Really, really love the new impression plate!

  • 29
    Kelly B says:

    Wonderful cards and what a great specialty set! Very excited about the Pure Poppy patterned paper, too!!

  • 30
    Jennifer says:

    Although I don’t have use for the military set specifically, it is a great set! I love what you did with it. Makes me want to buy it anyway!

  • 31
    Melissa Flieg says:

    Great cards. Love the new patriotic/military sets and the pattern paper colors this month are perfect for these. The new impression plate looks fabulous.

  • 32
    maryrose says:

    Lovely cards! I’m sure our men and women in service would love to receive these!

  • 33
    Mary Millar says:

    I am inspired by the versatility shown with this months sneak peek releases thus far and the marvelous array of possibilities in all the projects shown today. Again, I so look forward to the full reveal at the end of the week and thank you once more for all you guys do!

  • 34
    Barb W says:

    Such beautiful sets for such a wonderful group of men and women that we owe so much to. Melissa did a great job with the sentiments also. Your cards are beautiful and can’t wait to see more with the impression plate.

  • 35
    Sherrie T says:

    I love to see more and more stamp sets that help us create cards for our deployed heroes. I make cards for Operation Write Home and can always use more stamps for making my Any Hero cards!

  • 36
    Christine Dearinger says:

    These sets should make us proud of the sacrifices of our young men and women who keep our countries safe in these troubled times.
    A great addition to any stamp collection.

  • 37
    Betty says:

    being a former air force wife and having a son in the army i really appreciate these new stamps. love the new patterned paper colors too. thanks for everything.

  • 38
    Kim Badelt says:

    Gorgeous striking cards that would be treasured by someone far from home. The paper packs are so versatile and I am eagerly awaiting more on the new impression plate!

  • 39
    Banu H says:

    Gorgeous cards. I always send my cards to OWH – Operation write home. But it is nice to know of another organization as well. Loving the new pattern packs.

  • 40
    Paula Laird says:

    These are wonderful cards and stamps! Thanks for the organization information. I’ll try to get some cards sent out soon!

  • 41
    Cyndie says:

    Wow, you have raised patriotic/military cards to a fabulous new level!

  • 42
    scrapthat/dolly says:

    What a great set of stamps!!
    Love the BIG’s too! TFS

  • 43

    What an incredible way to honor our troops! All of the cards presented today are just gorgeous!

  • 44
    Julie says:

    What beautiful cards! My 4 year old PTI lover thinks so too!

  • 45
    Trina says:

    My parents were both in the service, and I have many friends and family who are still in. As such, I think these are awesome products in this release!

  • 46
    José says:

    VERY inspiring! Those stars and sentiments are just wonderful. The Think Big Favorites are great! I Love the swirly letterytype. I cannot wait to get them!

  • 47
    Deena says:

    Perfect sentiments! And of course, the pattern pack colors are perfect and so timely also!
    That sunburst impression plate MUST be mine.

  • 48
    sano says:

    These patriotic cards are so inspiring. I LOVE the new impression plate shown on some of the cards today. It is a must have!!!!

  • 49
    Detra Parks says:

    Love the stars and military hero!! Great sets, so proud of our military!!

  • 50

    I don’t have anyone in the military, but these beautiful projects literally brought tears to my eyes thinking of how much encouragement they need. Thanks for the examples and the direction as to how to be a part of the support team for our troops!

  • 51
    Cassie K says:

    What amazing stamps and the pattern paper is perfect for this time. I can already tell that the impression plate will be in my cart too, lol.

  • 52
    Emily Hyvl says:

    Loving the new paper packs! Your cards are fantastic!

  • 53
    Sue Ann says:

    I love that you introduced the EE and PP for the paper this month just in time for the 4th 🙂 And I love how you took those papers to bring Old Glory to life in your first card!! Beautiful cards today for the men and women who serve our AMAZING country!

  • 54
    Diana K says:

    Beautiful projects from everyone today – I especially love Dawn’s “Thinking of you today and smiling” card.

  • 55
    Heather Vogan says:

    Loving the new stamp sets and the message to thank our troops; those serving our country now and those that have served their time!!! Thank you!!!!
    Also loving the new impression plate!

  • 56
    Connie K says:

    Beautiful cards today! I hope our service men and women will receive a ton of cards made from this release!

  • 57
    Barbara Ann Cowan says:

    A great suite of products that will come in handy for the fourth of July and for Veterans’ day

  • 58
    Mary Ellen says:

    Wonderful way to remember those that keep us safe without even knowing who we are.

  • 59

    These cards are fantastic and you’ve inspired me to make some with my friends. I love the doily card so much, I may have to totally lift that one just as is. Thank you!

  • 60

    These sets are so well thought out, such beautiful tributes to the men and women who serve our country! I’m super excited about these pattern packs too, just perfect to go with this theme.

  • 61
    Peg Coleman says:

    love the stamp set and sentiments for our service men and women. Thanks for the blue and red patterned paper to use with the stamps. the sun ray impression plate is a must have, too! Thanks for all the goodies.

  • 62
    Chrissy L. says:

    As an Air Force vet, these cards/stamps really mean a ton. What great sets and who doesn’t love red, white, and the blue!

  • 63
    Susan C. says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  • 64
    Katie N says:

    Beautiful samples for these new sets!

  • 65
    macy w. says:

    These projects are great! I really appreciate these newt stamp sets.

  • 66

    this is such a touching set of sentiments! perfect release with independence day soon approaching. beautiful examples as always nicole! 🙂

  • 67
    Sherry says:

    Terrific stamp sets today and terrific ideas for donations! Your projects are awesome! To our military and families….thanks for all you do!

  • 68
    Ted says:

    Nichole, you’ve outdone yourself with these cards. The patterned paper will be in my cart without a single doubt! 🙂 Love it! Thanks for listening to us.

  • 69
    janet wilson says:

    Wonderful cards, Nicole!

  • 70
    Makalah says:

    Hopefully this post inspires people to donate more cards to OWH and other groups!

  • 71
    Carol says:

    Thanks for posting about ‘A Million Thank’, will share this info with my scrappin’ crew! These stamps are just perfect!!

  • 72
    tinamarie40 says:

    WOW! THese are the BEST military support sets I have seen yet! I must have them. THANK YOU PTI!!!

  • 73
    Rebecca G says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing more about the square die cuts.

  • 74
    Donelle U says:

    Really beautiful projects today! I don’t have anyone close in the military but I know there aree so many people who will get so much use out of these sets! And I really can’t wait to see that new impression plate in more detail!!

  • 75
    Ohhh Snap says:

    LOVE that impression plate!! Beautiful cards!

  • 76
    Amy Smith says:

    What a wonderful set to show our loved ones serving in the military that we care! Looks like this set can be used for many other occasions as well!

  • 77
    Cheryl B. says:

    This is a fantastic release for crafting military cards. So glad to see the Poppy red pattern packs.

  • 78
    Kathy W says:

    What a tribute to our military; I really love these projects. Thanks for showing how to create cards using other colors than our traditional red/white/blue. Lots of inspiration here.

  • 79
    Kristy says:

    Beautiful samples! Love the new paper packs too.

  • 80
    Victoria h says:

    You’re team are so thoughtful to also donate the profits.

  • 81
    Michelle W says:

    What a wonderful stamp set! The cards are awesome! Great inspiration, thank-you!

  • 82
    Pamela says:

    Beautiful cards for such a worthy cause to honor those who serve and protect us everyday. I’m loving the paper packs -wish I could have one in every color!

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    Lin says:

    Wonderful patriotic cards! And so pleased to see your continuing release of the printed papers; they are perfect for these kinds of cards and layouts!

  • 85
    see mary stamp says:

    I love everything about today’s post, but the most important part of it is the reminder to put our supplies into action and send cards to organizations who can benefit from our time and talent. Kudos to Melissa for donating the proceeds of her set to the Wounded Warriors project. Well done PTI!

  • 86
    Cyndy G says:

    Beautiful sets! Love the new paper packs, my all time favorites.

  • 87
    Renae Crosby says:

    Love the stamps, paper, and cards! Thanks for the great patriotic theme ideas and products!

  • 88
    beth says:

    WOW!!! This release just gets better and better! I grew up in a military town so EVERYTHING today is on my list to order. I have so many ideas for cards for friends who are stationed away from home, Memorial Day cards for next year, 4th of July invitations for this year and a scrapbook for my Grandfather of his military service.

  • 89
    Helen F. says:

    I am so very moved by today’s post, the “Inspirational” Photos” are so heartwarming. Applauding Melissa and PTI for these much-needed patriotic themed stamps! The projects are awesome.I am adding my sincere THANKS to our Military men, women and their families for all the sacrifices made, past and present!

  • 90
    D Golly says:

    I love the set that supports and respects our country and troops. Thank you.

  • 91
    Cibele says:

    Beautiful cards and a wonderful set to encourage and thank our troops!

  • 92
    Danielle Pajot says:

    Once again, I want it all, I love the new patterned paper packs, hooray for pure poppy and enchanted evening! I really love how you used them to create the flag card! The think big fav’s sentiments are so versatile, too!

  • 93
    Carol says:

    Beautiful cards done with this set!! Love the flag card. Even though I do not have any military family members this set is great!

  • 94

    Great stamps for this theme and beautiful cards you have created!!

  • 95
    Mia says:

    What a fabulous way to show our military heroes that we care!!! Thanks for sharing your creations.

  • 96
    Linda E says:

    I definitely have someone in mind: my hero, my son. He is a SMSgt in the Air Force, soon to be celebrating his 20th year of service. And I would love to send cards to so many members of my family, thanking them for their service to our country.

    Thank you, Melissa, not only for designing these sets, but for dedicating the proceeds from the sale of “Military Hero” to the Wounded Warrior Project, a cause near and dear to my son’s heart.

  • 97
    Leigh Penner says:

    Nichole, I am loving that corrugated star! It’s gorgeous!

  • 98
    Lennie says:

    Thank you so much for designing this set and for telling us ways to support the military through designing cards and donating to Wounded Warriers. As a spouse of a retired soldier I really appreciate it!

  • 99
    Amy O says:

    What a great set to support our military heroes! I love the simplicity of it and the clean design.

  • 100
    cindy c says:

    what a great addition! All the colors look great too…can’t wait to see more!

  • 101
    Mary Lewis says:

    This is a really wonderful patriotic collection. I love the card making idea to show the troops and families how truely grateful we are for their service to our country. Mary

  • 102
    lainey says:

    Thank you so much for creating this stamp set, a perfect addition for anyone who makes cards. All of the cards you made today are just wonderful.

  • 103
    Susan T says:

    I love the military stars. You did a great job with these. I have always been a BIG fan of all things patriotic. Don’t know why…just so drawn to it. Thanks for feeding my passion.

  • 104
    Naz says:

    Beautiful cards. Also love the think big set. The font on this one is one of my favorites.

  • 105
    Carissa says:

    Wonderful releases this month. I love the patriotic theme sentiments. They are so sweet and perfect. It’s just what you’d want to say to a service man/woman. I’m really excited about the hexagon releases too. So versatile.

  • 106
    Janell says:

    Love the cards today. My Dad was a Vietnam vet and I am sure he would have loved to receive one of these cards. My nephew will be deployed in August and I would love to make him some cards. Awesome projects, stamps and dies!

  • 107
    Nancy Penir says:

    Very excited about the new paper packs. Will be great paired with banner dies.

  • 108

    Awesome set and cards!

  • 109
    Andrea B says:

    More amazing projects! Love it.

  • 110
    Deanna Jean says:

    Love the new paper colors and just in time for the upcoming holiday. Wow..what an amazing way to say thank you and to show our support to our troops. Thank you for the information too.

  • 111
    jb says:

    Red, white and blue – couldn’t ask for better colors!JB

  • 112
    TraceyJean says:

    Even though I have a family member serving in Afghanistan, I wasn’t certain the military stamps were for me. However, seeing some of the sentiments (through the projects you’ve created) made me realise I’ll have to give these stamps some real consideration once I see the full reveal on the 15th…

  • 113
    Lisa S. says:

    I love the stars!! The possibilities are endless.

  • 114
    Olendia says:

    Great projects they are all beautiful. Amazing stamps. And it is a great cause.

  • 115
    Norma says:

    What a great way to give tribute to those serving, and who have served, to keep us free. Thanks to all of them. And thanks to PTI for another round of winners. Love the hexagons!

  • 116
    Vicki B says:

    Beautiful cards for a wonderful cause. I love the stamps, papers, texture plate – great releases!

  • 117
    Julie M says:

    Beautiful projects. Great sets as usual.

  • 118
    laurazitzer says:

    Great examples as always. Love the rustic look to them, Liking the new paper packs!

  • 119
    Pam G says:

    I’m so inspired that I’m going to suggest my stamp club make military cards to donate to Operation Write Home. Thank you for so many awesome stamps and ideas.

  • 120
    Julie B says:

    WOW…. great set and super cool that they can be used for other purposes too. Love that new impression plate.

  • 121
    Marty B says:

    These cards are beautiful and thank you so much for mentioning “A Million Thanks”. This is something I want to definitely get involved in and is the least I can do.

  • 122
    SueB says:

    They don’t come any better than you, Nichole. Thank you so much for supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. This set will definitely be on my order and I will send cards to the address you posted.

  • 123
    Yolanda D says:

    I can’t wait until these sets come out! I am a military mom and also love donating my cards to our troops through http://operationwritehome.org/

  • 124
    Karen says:

    These sets will be perfect for cards sent to Operation Write Home. Can’t wait to try out some red, white and blue designs!

  • 125
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    WOW!! Such a versatile set for sure!! Awesome inspirational projects again :)Thanks!

  • 126
    Tina B. says:

    I love the military themed stamps. With so many men and women serving and protecting us, these will be useful in thanking them.

  • 127
    Luanne Ford says:

    What a wonderful way to support our service men and women! Beautiful projects ~ Thank you!!

  • 128
    Cindy H. says:

    These are such wonderful patriotic stamps that Melissa has created and I love all the cards that you created with them! I’m so looking forward to the introduction of that beautiful new impression plate, too 🙂

  • 129
    Holly Saveur says:

    STUNNING cards……!

  • 130
    kathy marr says:

    My husband served for 20 years, I wish I’d had these stamps back then. They are spot on for our military families!

  • 131
    Jessica C says:

    I love all these thank you cards for the military! What a great set to come up with!

  • 132
    Tracey C. says:

    Absolutely LOVE these sets. Another void in my stamping arsenal filled :). Great sentiments -and classic style, perfect for our military heros. LOVE the new pattern packs this month too!! Hooray for the red, white and blue!! 🙂

  • 133
    Nancy Guse says:

    Yes we all need to support our troops and bring them home safe!! Nichole I love your patriotic cards!

  • 134
    Susan says:

    Gotta say, I love the sunburst texture on your cards. I’m definitely adding that to my collection!

  • 135
    Susan P says:

    I just love these military sets! I do not personally know anyone serving in the military now, but both my dad and uncle served in WWII. I can see sending my uncle one of these to show my appreciation for his service. My dad has passed away, but he would have loved one too. Thanks to Melissa for designing these sets and for donating her proceeds to the military organization!

  • 136
    Smooches H. says:

    What a wonderful, patriotic, stamp set. Perfect to salute our military. Thanks for creating this.

  • 137
    Lisa Johnson says:

    Love these new sets. My son is doing early enlistiment to the Marines and will go to boot camp next summer. The stamps are perfect!

  • 138
    Katie B says:

    these cards are beautiful and a stamp set for the military is most welcome.

  • 139
    Karen R says:

    Love all the patriotic cards and the wonderful sentiments in the Military Heroes set. Thank you for this meaningful set.

  • 140
    Pam A says:

    Great sets and beautiful cards!

  • 141
    Robin says:

    Great cards! My daughter and I have been sending cards to Operation Write Home for the past three years. It allows the service men and women to send cards home to thier loved ones.

  • 142
    Donna Hoppe says:

    I can’t wait to use the new heros set for project Write home.

  • 143
    Barbra says:

    Love all of the fabulous work all of you did today with the military theme. Truly wonderful!

  • 144
    Rhonda H says:

    Wonderful sets. I’m so excited that Melissa is supporting The Wounded Warriors Project. Way to GO!!!

  • 145
    Miriam Prantner says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate our heroes! Great set and great sentiments!

  • 146
    sandye Curry says:

    Fantastic cards! I donate cards every month to our military, and this will be an excellent set to use.

  • 147
    Colleen C. says:

    Love all the projects and the new products.

  • 148
    Teresa B says:

    Nichole, you did an amazing job with your creations today! WOW! I am loving that new impressin plate that you used.

  • 149
    Maryse N says:

    Love the new paper and love all the cards you created.

  • 150
    Paula says:

    This is a beautiful set along with wonder sentiments. Thank you for the address to send cards as well. Great job ladies!

  • 151
    Allyson says:

    I just LOVE these products from Melissa Bickford! I love her fabulous style, and these will fill a huge gap in a lot of stampers’ supplies, I would imagine. Fantastic cards samples today, as always. And thank you for the tips on how to use our creativity to support the military.

  • 152
    shelly k says:

    Way to go Melissa! Thanks so much!
    I LOVE anything patriotic and am looking forward to July 4th! It looks like it will be used for many things including our military!
    Another awesome release PTI!

  • 153
    Teresa P says:

    The patriotic creations are great. Thanks

  • 154
    LeAnn says:

    Wow! Just stunning!! I love the patriotic things to show support for our military personnel. Perfection!!

  • 155
    Felicia says:

    O-M-GEEE! This Military Starts Set is sooo Perfect. This is a definite Must Have for ME! Thanks for creating this one. All the sentiments are just what I need to say.

  • 156
    maria f. says:

    I have to admit I was most taken with the Think Big favorites. Those fonts are so lovely.

  • 157

    Wonderful sets today! I’m loving the new patterned paper packs and having the ability to make such lovely patriotic cards! I also love the newest Think Big favorites!!! Your cards are so inspiring!

  • 158
    Beth says:

    What FABULOUS sets! A perfect way to Thank our military service people! As always the sample cards are FABULOUS! (and a big YEAH for the new paper colors!)

  • 159
    Judy Workman says:

    With a few tweeks, like color changes, the military themed cards will also work for my friends who take short term missions trips. They need some love and support, so I need this set, even though I don’t think I have much use for it in a military fashion.

  • 160
    KnitterPam says:

    Loved how you used the Guidelines impression plate for the kraft background (gotta get that plate!). And your first card with the red stripes was my favorite – great for scraps too.

  • 161
    Kristii says:

    Whooo hooo! Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening Patterned Papers!! I love these stamps!! My son is in the National Guard and sending cards to the troops is one of the most wonderful things people can do!! Thank you also Melissa for donating proceeds!! You are amazing!!

  • 162
    Gabriela says:

    Just lovely. The cards are amazing and I really like the stamps. I especially love the map, I already have a use for that one!

  • 163
    Hlee says:

    Great projects Nichole. I love this set and it’s very much needed military set. I don’t have anything like this so it’s a great addition to my stamping collection!

  • 164

    Beautiful cards! Kudos to Melissa for donating her profits to Wounded Warrior. What a wonderful thing for her to do.

  • 165
    DiAnn says:

    What an awsome set. We owe them so much for their service to keep us safe. Thank you for the link. I have only sent cards to them once. At the end of the year I sent all of my cards that I had made all year and didn’t use to them. I think I will do that again this year. I think the stamp set is a perfect way to help thank them for their service to us.

  • 166
    Barbara says:

    LOVE all of the Patriotic inspired cards today, Nichole. My brother, who recently passed away, was a tireless advocate for Veterans and your cards really reflect that sentiment.

  • 167
    Ruth Allmart says:

    Wonderful projects today. I can think of so many uses for this collection of products 🙂

  • 168
    Sara Mac says:

    These sets look wonderful! Each of your cards is classic and beautiful.

  • 169
    Beverly BL says:

    Beautiful projects by everyone today, as usual. Nichole, you have some really great and creative creations. Lots of good ideas.

    I’m very excited about the new “sunburst” impression plate. I love that look so much. Thank you.

  • 170
    Denise Poshard says:

    Aww, these military sentiments brought tears to my eyes – well done!

  • 171
    Mendi M says:

    I am so excited about the Pure Poppy paper!!

  • 172
    Sue Symens says:

    Have you ever really noticed how when a person “really” cares, it just shows in their work. Well Nicole, you showed us that you care in your work and we are thankful!

  • 173
    Bette manning says:

    Love it all. The papers are so great. Glad for the reminder to donate cards! Thanks

  • 174
    Chris Cross says:

    Love these new items and appreciate the tribute to patriotism!

  • 175
    Susi K says:

    What a lovely, thoughtful release! The inspiration pieces are all so very classy.

  • 176
    nina says:

    What an inspiring set – the sentiments are so touching and meaningful. Happy to see new papers, and I just love the sneak peek at the new impression plate.

  • 177
    jan m says:

    So nice to honor our troops!! Love the poppy and enchanted evening patterned papers!!

  • 178
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I’m very happy w/the patterned paper color choices for this month. These sets will be great to make cards for Operation Write Home.

  • 179
    Louise High says:

    I love our country an all those who serve with much sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Any small way we can express that is a good thing. Your cards today are an inspiration to that end. TFS!!!

  • 180
    Colleen says:

    Awesomeness…if that is even a word…it describes all your projects today showing the new reveals! And YEAH, thanks for more colors in the Pattern Paper!

  • 181
    Tina says:

    Such beautiful patriotic products…..and I love all the inspiration.

  • 182
    Jen says:

    What a wonderful set with so many options for creating cards for our Service heroes.
    And I love the papers!
    Thank you for all you do and share.

  • 183
    Linda says:

    Each month you WOW us with new creative items to add to our wish list. I always think what could I really need and then the release comes out and I need it all. Thank you, Linda

  • 184
    Crisanne D. says:

    Star prints is a favorite of mine, and I can’t wait to incorporate Military stars with it! I absolutely love creating things that celebrate our country, and those brave men and women who sacrifice so much to ensure my freedoms. Thank you for creating a set that honors these heros.

  • 185

    Such beautiful sets! I love that proceeds are going to such a wonderful organization. Super excited about the pattern pack colors this month!

  • 186
    Linda Monroe says:

    What an awesome stamp set. I work with a non-profit organization ‘cards for soldiers.’ We make cards (blank on the inside) for occasions (birthday, anniversary, holidays) that we send to troops serving overseas. They use these cards to write home to their families.

    http://cardsforsoldiers.blogspot.com/

    Pam accepts cards (without glitter, standard size with envelopes) and handles the shipping to the bases.

  • 187
    Pat Baker says:

    Love this release so far – I’m going to get a LOT of use from the new impression plate, too!

  • 188
    Kerri L. says:

    Hello girls. Love the new colors of paper packs. Our stamp club occassionally sends military cards and I always struggle with them. This sure would take the struggle out. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 189
    Karen R says:

    Fantastic set to use for making cards for the men and women serving our country! Thank you!

  • 190
    Amy Kolling says:

    That new IP rocks! Fabulous patriotic projects!

  • 191

    What a great idea…all the patriotic stamps, I love ’em all. Another great idea about sending just one hand-made card to the organization “A Million Thanks”,it’s so important for our troops to know how much we support them, Veterans too.
    Thank you!

  • 192
    JoAnn Dettbarn says:

    Nice ideas! I just love the red and the blue papers. Great job.

  • 193
    Kim Heggins says:

    Love the new patterned paper and those impression plates, wow!

  • 194
    Riette says:

    It’s hard for us non-USA’ers to know what it must be like for families with loved ones in war zones. May everyone be blessed and safe.

  • 195
    Heather Lusk says:

    Very thoughtful stamps. I especially like the new impression plate.

  • 196
    Angela NJ says:

    I’m so excited about the Pure Poppy paper – thank you for making this color available in plenty of time for the holidays! Also, star prints is one of my favorite sets, so I’m happy to see more items to complement that collection.

  • 197
    Cindy O says:

    Love the patterned papers with these cards. The patriotic sentiments and stars are beautiful. Very inspiring! I make cards for deployed troops for Operation Write Home “supporting our nation’s armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.” Here’s the link for more info, FAQs, guidelines (no glitter, and a few more) and shipping:
    http://operationwritehome.org/welcome/

  • 198
    Kathy V. says:

    Looks like another great release. I LOVE that Sunrise Impression plate, WOW!!!!

  • 199
    Lori H says:

    Gorgeous samples today! My brother is in the military, thankfully at home currently. I know a simple phone could change his status.

  • 200
    Hannah Aitken says:

    I can see how you could adapt this for birthdays, thank yous and just generally sending support cards. 🙂

  • 201
    Candy says:

    Hurray for the red, white and blue (and Kraft). Great patriotic ideas

  • 202
    Aussie Emma says:

    Loving those paper packs especially the blue. Thanks

  • 203

    I donate cards to the dansih Operation Write Home, and these sets would be perfect for those too. Beautiful work

  • 204
    Kris E. says:

    Awesome and amazing as always! I’ve been totally inspired to make some cards to share. Thank you for providing the info needed so I can send some cards to spread the PTI sunshine across the world to our wonderful military!

  • 205
    Elizabeth says:

    I enjoyed seeing the patriotic card designs. Donating cards is such a nice idea. I especially like the rustic look of the “Our Hero Card”. The script used in Think Big Favorites #17 is one of my favorites. As “Enchanted Evening” is an especially nice blue color, I was pleased to see that it now has its own patterned paper pack.

  • 206
    Carolanne says:

    These cards were so inspiring! Love the pride and honor they communicated to our military! Amazing use of Papertrey products.

  • 207
    kristinkat2 says:

    Thank you for creating the sets for the military. May we ever forget how much they give in service to us. And thank you again for inspiring such creativity!

    PS. I am sorry that yesterday, my comment got posted three times … it never showed up at the bottom of the feed after I hit enter, and I thought I was typing the messages / codes wrong. I am so sorry.

  • 208
    Isabel Z says:

    I don’t have anyone in the military but have a huge respect for those men and women and their families who give so much for the rest of us. I am glad to see them honored through a hobby that I love.

  • 209
    wendy says:

    oh my so many gorgeous creations , so full of pride too another great sneak peek day at Papertrey!

  • 210
    Kerry says:

    I appreciate the wonderful sets for the military. As a military kid, it’s nice to have good choices when making a card for a soldier, veteran or their families. Thanks Melissa!

  • 211
    Juli says:

    These cards are all so classy and inspiring! I love the new pattern pack colors that are coming up-perfect colors for this time of the year!

  • 212
    lisa808 says:

    Awesome new products & card samples!

  • 213
    Gladys says:

    Love the new impression plate! can’t wait to see the full reveal!

  • 214
    Lisa F. says:

    I am loving this!!

  • 215
    sandra m says:

    Love that “To Our Hero” card! Great new colors on the papers too.

  • 216
    Bonnie says:

    What an amazing Patriotic release!! I love the papers!!! Great projects again, Nichole.

  • 217
    C. Hill says:

    I love the military sets. My church family sends out cards to those who are deployed in our church, so these will be a great addition to making cards for them. Plus, they make me want to start decorating in red, white and blue!!!

  • 218
    Elizabeth V. says:

    I love your samples today…thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  • 219
    Terri Bills says:

    I really love the patriotic stamps and cards. They are awesome.

  • 220
    kristinkat2 says:

    Oh no! HUGE typo in my earlier comment. I am sorry again! That should say, “May we NEVER forget how much they give in service to us.”

  • 221
    Sammie says:

    Beautiful! Anther day of great card inspiration. I especially love the new paper packs. I’ll definitely be getting those.

  • 222
    Lori Oglesby says:

    Love, love, love today’s peek! I love the military set. I have so many former students in the military all over the world. This set will be awesome to make cards for them.

  • 223
    Lyn says:

    Beautiful cards for those serving in the military .. And I am so happy to see the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening papers .. Looking forward to the 15th!

  • 224
    Connie F. says:

    The Military sets are awesome and so are all the cards & layouts created by you talented ladies! Love the new impression plate too.

  • 225

    My BIL got home from a tour in Afghanistan a year ago in August. He’s going to be home for a while, but I know he’s itching to go back as soon as possible, and he just keeps getting promoted (darn overachiever), so we know he’s going to be a VIP. These will be perfect to send cards within his care packages. And I knew it was going to be Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening! Not only will we be able to make patriotic-themed cards, but we will also be able to start on Christmas cards. 🙂 Yay!

  • 226
    Linda in aus says:

    Oh great idea, I must check the message boards to see if anyone knows where to send Aussie cards.

  • 227

    What a wonderful idea to donate proceeds to such a worthwhile organization! Very impressive! These are some very heartfelt sets and the cards will be well received and loved.

  • 228
    Yvonne F. says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the new paper packs and I also like the new Impression plate.

  • 229
    Christine N. says:

    Soooo excited about the military sets! My hubby is in the Air Force and it will be sooooo nice to have more choices for making military cards, scrapbooks and gifts. Way to go Papertrey!!!

  • 230
    Susan Rob says:

    Gorgeous cards! Beautiful color combinations and a military inspired set is an amazing idea.

  • 231
    MOI says:

    Love it all. Would love to have it all. Awesome.

  • 232
    Vickie R. says:

    Military Stars is looking like a great and versatile set! Thanks for so much inspiration!

  • 233
    Osito says:

    Love the hexagon plate!

  • 234
    Angela Graves says:

    Thank you for the patriotic theme!! We definitely need to show our respect for our military. Your team does so in a very elegant and meaningful way!!

  • 235
    Maureen P says:

    what lovely sentiments and so many ways to use them 🙂

  • 236
    Anne-Laure says:

    Hi. I am very impressed with both your cards and your initiative… it’s so important to comfort soldiers away from home

  • 237
    Lemur says:

    As a teacher in a military town, I appreciate how these images and sentiments will comfort not only the soldiers, but the families who deal with deployment. Beautiful images!!!

  • 238
    Jeni says:

    All of the projects today really get you in the patriotic mood. What a couple of great sets to honor those heros in our lives.

  • 239

    I really enjoy the monthly countdowns and all the great PTI ideas and products. This announcement goes a lot farther than that for me. I needed a new purpose for creating cards and making them for our troops is so meaningful and important. Thank you for the opportunity you have identified, for the group that collects and distributes them, and for the mathematics and bold number of what PTI followers can accomplish if they are determined.

  • 240
    Amanda says:

    These are great stamps and beautiful projects. That is generous of Melissa to donate to wounded warriors.

  • 241
    Amy Hadley says:

    Fantastic! These are so versatile.

  • 242
    janet mack says:

    God Bless the men and women who serve our country. What great stamp sets. Pure poppy is one of my favorite colors, glad you made the DP in that color.

  • 243
    Kelly Braund says:

    Wow! Lots of great cards!

  • 244
    Stacy W. says:

    I can’t wait to see the sets! Great projects too! I am in need of some new stamps like this, I donate cards to our local VA. I have made cards all the Vets who are in the hosptial over Veteran’s Day for 3 or 4 years now. I usually end up making around 125 cards and I love it! Thanks for all the great inspiration 🙂

  • 245
    Sara P says:

    So excited after seeing the awesome projects created with these!

  • 246
    MelTallman says:

    How can I resist that sunrise impression plate? As always your samples always make me drool.

  • 247
    Kathy Mc says:

    You’ve made lots of followers happy with the new paper packs ~ heard a lot of wishes for Pure Poppy & Enchanted Evening. Little did we know Melissa had military sets up her sleeve. She did a super job of showing CAS cards for mass producing to honor those serving our country…and even more. TBF has some great sentiments as does Dawn’s We Go Together. Your cards remind me once again how blessed we are knowing so many heroes are sacrificing their lives for our freedom. Just sayin’….

  • 248
    Dawn K says:

    Great set to celebrate the military, and everything USA!

  • 249
    JoAnn H says:

    Nice patriotic cards.

  • 250
    Dana says:

    Donating cards is such a great cause!

  • 251
    Judy Stiles says:

    Beautiful cards! The new paper pack colors are perfect for these military sets!

  • 252
    Kristen says:

    I **love** the sample military appreciation cards. My cousin is deployed and I regularly send cards to him, my aunt, and my cousin’s wife&children to show our support for their hardship and commitment. Can’t wait to add these stamps to my collection to show appreciation for our military. Thank you!

  • 253
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    Papertrey Ink you never disappoint!!! I really am looking forward to using the octagon die and making cute cards like your samples!!!

  • 254
    Pam H says:

    Not only beautiful designs and colors but the thought behind them sends all of the samples through the roof.

  • 255
    Keri says:

    Love the patriotic stamp sets. I will get a lot of use out of these.

  • 256

    Love the patriotic stamps and the tribute to our men in service. Thank you Melissa!

  • 257
    Lee Cockrum says:

    It is so great to have PTI products to use to make cards to honor our military people. And I am so happy that Melissa is donating to such a great cause.

  • 258
    Amy Martinez says:

    Love military hero. My grandpa served in WWII and I have old pictures of him in his uniform I can see scrapbook pages coming together already.

  • 259
    paula e. says:

    amazing patriotic card samples, nichole! looking forward to adding the pure poppy and enchanted evening paper packs to my supplies. another great month from pti.

  • 260
    Scrappin Aggie says:

    These are stunning! Thank you for recognizing our military!!

  • 261
    JenCozz says:

    Nice to see a set like this that I can use for our family member who just lost his legs in Afghanistan.

  • 262
    Denisse Cherry says:

    I am very touched by the projects that were showcased to day. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone participate. We need to be there for each other and encourage the people that sacrifice their lives everyday for our freedom.

  • 263
    Linda S says:

    I love everything about these military sets! Your cards are all just beautiful!

  • 264
    LynneZ says:

    Love the new stamps and papers. This hero set reminds me that my father served in WWII and father-in-law also. I am thankful for their service and proud that they were willing to put themselves in harms way to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

  • 265
    SuzRstamps says:

    I love this set! I recently was able to prove my lineage for membership with the DAR and we do many different projects throughout the year to show support for our active military, veterans and their families. I know I will use this set enough to wear it out! Wish I could afford 2!

  • 266
    KayA says:

    I love the Military Stars. The military certainly deserves our support and gratitude. From my perspective, they are all “stars!”

  • 267
    Renae Roberts says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the sentiments that come with these new sets.

  • 268
    Vanessa says:

    What a great set. And thank you for sharing that particular organization. It gives me additional meaning and purpose for creating cards this summer.

  • 269

    Nicole,
    All of today’s projects are “STARtacular”! Each one has an amazing sentiment.

  • 270
    Sibylle says:

    Love the new stamp sets and paper packs! And I can’t wait to get my hands on that new impression plate!

  • 271
    RedGem says:

    Wow what wonderful stamp set and a great ideas for military cards as well as 4th of July! Tks for the inspiration.

  • 272
    Sue McRae says:

    Great projects today and love the new color additions to the Pattern Packs!

  • 273
    Amelia says:

    I love that new impression plate and the patriotic cards are all great inspiration!

  • 274
    Jamie Greene says:

    Beautiful cards! I do have a loved one in the military, my Husband. This is a great stamp set!

  • 275
    Carrie T says:

    What AWESOME, AWESOME cards! They are so thoughtful, patriotic and inspiring!

  • 276
    Sara Spener says:

    Beautiful set. I love the thought behind it. Encouraging those in service with a card is such a simple thing to do. And I don’t know a single person that doesn’t need an encouraging word. Really wonderful.

  • 277
    Cindy Otto says:

    Love the new patterned paper in those colors! Also, the military stars and sentiments were a great idea! I want to share my cards with that group. Great samples. Thanks to your team for such an inspiration.

  • 278
    Vicki says:

    I love the blue and red pattern paper packs. They will make excellent 4th of July cards. I love how you made the flag card.

  • 279
    Amy Dann says:

    Wow, Nichole. The more cards I see from you, the more I want everything! I’m so excited for the two new paper packs and the military sets are gorgeous…Melissa did a beautiful job designing these! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 280

    Love these! I am a Military wife so this set will get lots of use from me!

  • 281
    Super Jen says:

    I am inspired by the variety of patirotic cards you’ve displayed. And for a good cause, too. Will be sending some their way for sure.

  • 282

    What a thoughtful set that Melissa has created to support and honour the men and women who are sacrificing their lives for liberty. What suitable paper pack colours you are releasing this month, the Pure Poppy fits right into Canada Day and the service men and women deployed from Canada.

  • 283
    Tammy W. says:

    Absolutely LOVE the new military sets! My husband retired from the Navy, after 20 years of service, as a disabled vet. It really means a lot that Melissa’s proceeds are being donated to such a worthy cause. I recently ordered the Operation Write Home rubber stamp (it’s FREE and they want the back of their cards marked in some way with OWH). These stamp sets are just what I needed to get started making cards for OWH. Thank you PTI!

  • 284
    Gina says:

    My dad is a veteran, as is my brother-in-law, both uncles, and many friends; so were my father-in-law and his brother (both deceased). As a result, I love anything that recognizes these men and women. I love these sets. And I love the PP & EE paper packs!! The projects today are fantastic!

  • 285
    Cece says:

    Thanks to the volunteers who protect us! Way to express It

  • 286
    tee tee says:

    What a beautiful way to honor all the men and women who serve our country.

  • 287
    Denise E says:

    So much goodness. Love, love, love the military sets. I’ve always loved stars and am so happy to have sets that will be encouraging to the troops. I’m also very excited that this month’s pattern packs are pure poppy and enchanted evening. I was just making some cards last night and thought “Oh, I wish I had some pure poppy patterns to use on this card!” So, my wish is coming true. Thank you! I loved all your cards, especially the first one with the patterned ‘stripes’. Awesome! =o)

  • 288
    Brenda Torgerson says:

    Just love this time of the month, so many inspiring cards and ideas. The new poppy paper is amazing!

  • 289
    julie coit says:

    I am in love with that impression plate! Awesome stuff, love the military cards.

  • 290
    Nicole Maki says:

    These are wonderful! I have a dear friend whose husband is due to be deployed to Afghanistan and this would be perfect for making them cards.

    I also thought of how great it would be for Operation Write Home “Any Hero” cards.

  • 291
    Tammy B says:

    These are very nice cards, although I don’t know anyone in the military either. I love the impressions plate though! So many options!

  • 292
    Janet says:

    I absolutely live your first card! The others are also wonderful! I wish I would have had these stamps when my son was isrving in Iraq. His friends all looked forward to seeing the cards that I sent because they were all handmade. Thank you for thinking of those who served and are currently serving our country. It is not easy for them — even trying to deal with the va is a challenge once they are no longer active duty.

  • 293

    Great cards from the DT! TFS =)

  • 294
    Emily W. says:

    Melissa’s new sets are great. How wonderful that she is choosing to donate her proceeds from one of them to the Wounded Warrior Project!

  • 295
    Caren B says:

    Wonderful cards today and thanks for sharing the A Million Thanks organization information.

  • 296
    Anja curvers says:

    Beautiful papers and I love the big sentiments. Some really great patriotic cards love them all full of inspiration.

  • 297
    Sarah sills says:

    I love these military cards – the doily die is great as are all the rustic touches. All of the messages are perfect too!

  • 298
    Cathy Weber says:

    Your cards choked me up a bit today Nichole…thought of my two nephews who served in Afghanistan and how many cards we sent to them to cheer them up. They both said it meant the world to them, what a beautiful set and the sentiments are beautiful and heartfelt. Selfishly, I am thrilled to see the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening pattern packs too! Yay!

  • 299
    Carrie P says:

    What lovely sentiments and images for our dedicated military personnel. I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

  • 300
    joy says:

    These new releases are just perfect for military cards, Nichol! I love the red and blue papers and the stars and sentiments are fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome products!

  • 301
    Krista W says:

    Thanks for the inspiration – these colors and stamp sets are a great addition for creating cards to support the military.

  • 302
    Andrea r. says:

    These cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 303
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wow wonderful cards…love all the creative ways to honor our heroes and encourage them.

  • 304
    Debbie says:

    Thanks for sharing the info about the organization A Million Thanks. Operation Write Home is another that I think very worthy! Your new sets are perfect and I love the sample cards you made. Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 305

    It is great of your company to design a set for the military. I love the new papers too!

  • 306
    Donna K says:

    Wonderful, patriotic cards with such variety. thanks for the reminder to make cards for the troops. it’s so easy to forget all they sacrifice as we go about our daily lives. conveniently you have great red and blue paper packs available this month!

  • 307
    Tracy S. says:

    Love the samples, and I really like the impression plate!

  • 308
    Darla says:

    I know those beautiful papers will be coming to my home, as they are 2 of my most used PTI colors!

  • 309
    Pat Whitley says:

    Beautiful cards and even more wonderful are the sentiments. I, too, love the patriotic theme.

  • 310
    Birgit says:

    What a wonderful tribute for our service men and women. Just perfect set and perfect cards.

  • 311
    Lisa L. says:

    Love these cards and this set! The Enchanted evening is such a pretty color too! Thank you!!!

  • 312
    Queen Mary says:

    Humorously, I am a “peacenik” from way back. My brother was a Marine however and my niece is in the Navy, having graduated from the USNA. I think her brother will also go there. I also had one girl scout who joined the Army. I also live outside of Washington, D.C., so there are tons of military totems. So, people in my family came to mind as did my reaction to all these prototypical notions of patriotism. I think peace is patriotic and one of these days I’m going to make that card and post it somewhere…. These stars are perfect for it! And the sentiments are perfect for sending to Walter Reed Army-Navy Hospital in Bethesda. The Nationals invite patients from Walter Reed to every home game and after the 4th inning, we all stand to recognize them.

  • 313
    Lisa says:

    The star dies have been on my wish list for too long, you’ve inspired me to move them to my shopping cart!!

  • 314
    Linda Grady says:

    Awesome set for the military cards; been a long time in coming. Jjust love them.
    Linda Grady

  • 315
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Papertrey has really filled a void with the military stamp sets. While I do not currently have family serving in the armed forces, I look forward to adding these beautiful sets to my collection so that I can make and send cards to some of the organizations listed by you and the design team members. I’m also very happy to have two more paper packs to work with! They’re beautiful.

  • 316

    What great sets to have in my arsenal. Our military deserve heartfelt support from us all. BTW – what a great photo of the baby touching her daddy’s hand!

  • 317

    These are wonderful stamp sets. So much thought and care went into them. I’m so happy that red and blue were introduced before July 4th.

  • 318
    Zena B. says:

    What very special sets these are…very inspiring!

  • 319
    Cheryl I. says:

    These are terrific sets…so warm and beautiful. Melissa did a wonderful job! I love all the card samples you provided. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 320
    Tricia says:

    Nichole, these are amazing cards! Love the new Military Stars and Military Hero!

  • 321
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    Love the patriotic themed stamp sets! I am so grateful for all the brave men and women who serve our country so we may all enjoy freedom and democracy! Beautiful cards created with these sets! Thanks so much for posting “A Million Thanks” address so we can send cards to them. 🙂

  • 322
    Lynne in NI says:

    Oh wow, what a wonderfully inspiring set, gorgeous samples too! LOVIN’ your new DP!

  • 323

    My friend and I were just discussing how there’s not enough stamp out there that’s dedicated to military family and then this come out!! The sentiments are so perfect!

  • 324
    Shannon M says:

    Beautiful and classic! Excited to see the new impression plate, too!

  • 325
    Kanani says:

    What fabulous sets and I LOVE that the pattern paper release this month goes so well with Independence Day next month!

  • 326
    pamela says:

    Thank you for making this amazing set!

  • 327
    Bee says:

    Beautiful cards and such a meaningful set! 🙂

  • 328
    Jayne K says:

    Oh, man, I have stars in my eyes from this reveal. I’m really loving this new batch of products.

  • 329
    Kris says:

    Military Stars and Hero sets will really fill a niche. We have two young men from our church in the service right now. I was really scrambling to make just the right card to send during basic training and deployment. Thank you…..

  • 330
    Marilyn C says:

    You got me on the Impression plate! Cool Stars!

  • 331
    Liliana says:

    So awesome to have a military set! A must-have for me since my hubby is military. TFS.

  • 332

    Those pictures put a tear in my eye! The cards are AMAZING! The stamp sets are incredible and LOVE the new color packs!
    Susan

  • 333
    Julie Carlisle says:

    Patriotic cards always look so crisp and clean….like their dress uniforms!! Beautiful cards!

  • 334
    Wendy Beck says:

    Very cute military set. I love the patterned paper in the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening colors.

  • 335
    Gina Shao says:

    Love the new colors and stars! I love the mix of different patterns and templates. Good work, PTI!

  • 336
    Stacy Simpson says:

    Wonderful examples – I especially love the card with the cardboard star. My brother was in the Navy and was in Iraq in 2003. I love the idea of the proceeds going to help our veterans and that these sets will make perfect cards to send to our brave soldiers. PTI hit a home run with these sets! Thank you!

  • 337
    Marybeth L. says:

    Love the beautiful kind hearted projects that we shared. Thank you!

  • 338
    June K. says:

    I like Melissa’s Military Hero set. I’m looking forward to seeing both her military sets. Good choice of pattern paper release for June with 4th of July coming up.

  • 339
    Krystal says:

    As the wife of an active duty Air Force guy, I thank you for this set, this post, the charity you focus on, the beautiful & inspiring cards – all of it. It touches my heart to know that the sacrifices he makes and we make as a family are remembered and honored in this way. Thank you.

  • 340
    Teri says:

    Terrific patriotic cards today! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 341
    Gabby says:

    All of your patriotic-themed cards are top-notch, Nichole! TFS these fantastic samples. The new sets are great. Can’t wait to get the new imp. plate. 🙂

  • 342
    Theresa says:

    I love the new colors and dies! I just discovered PTI and now it’s on my agenda to check the blog EVERYDAY!

  • 343

    Wonderful creations, Nichole! Love the red, white and blue!!

  • 344
    Teresa Zuehls says:

    Thanks Nichole for this post and great card ideas. Here is another wonderful organization that collects handmade cards for our military men and women who are overseas and in need of cards to send to their spouses, family and friends to keep in touch: http://www.fromourhearts.info/ They need cards for all occasions as well as all the holidays. They also take card fronts and turn them into cards. Thanks

  • 345
    Kathryn says:

    Beautiful sentiments and papers! (Can’t wait to hear more about that new impression plate, though!)

  • 346
    jeannine says:

    i love stars, especially with a patriotic theme. how wonderful these sets are for remembering our military or other heroes in our lives. thanks also for letting us know about a “million thanks.”

  • 347
    Sandy Vincent says:

    Beautiful projects! I am intrigued by the peek of a new impression plate…

  • 348
    Kerry H says:

    Not being a U.S. citizen, it’s still impossible not to feel stirred by American Patriotism. These cards are wonderful and very encouraging. Kudos to Melissa for her design and donations!

  • 349
    Chris Hortin says:

    What a fitting tribute! Thank you

  • 350
    Chunyuan says:

    gorgeous cards. love the non-traditional colored cards.

  • 351
    Deborah H says:

    I always get inspired coming here. I am addicted to impression plates! I want the hexagons and the sunburst looking one. I also like the paper colors. Thanks again

  • 352
    cassi says:

    Thank you for showing such great examples with alternate color palettes. I love adding Kraft to these patriotic cards.

  • 353
    Renee says:

    Love all the amazing projects today…
    especially the “drop” flag…
    so simple but yet so stunning!
    And what a great month for these colors to have their paper packs released…
    perfect for so many patriotic projects!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 354
    Chris K says:

    Love the new Military sets! Can’t wait to order on the 15th.

  • 355
    Andrea McCulley says:

    Love the Pure Poppy patterned paper and all of your red, white, and blue (and kraft too) cards!

  • 356
    Kayla says:

    Thanks for making a set to honor our Military! Beautifully done and I am thrilled to have the patterned papers available in those colors too!

  • 357
    Mary K says:

    Love the stars. Great for summer scrapbook pages. My favorite card is the one with the doily and banner… such great texture!

  • 358
    Karen B. says:

    I love the patriotic theme to your projects. I also love the idea of sending cards to our military men and women who give so much for all of us.

  • 359
    Sherrie M. says:

    Such great cards. I especially like the card with the non-traditional patriotic colors. This is a perfect set for the cards I made for Operation Write Home.

  • 360
    Jen Carter says:

    These sets are wonderful! I am glad to see that there is such a classy sets avaialable made for those serving our country!

  • 361
    Kristina says:

    ALL of theses cards are AMAZING!!!!

  • 362

    THANKS so much for sharing!! I LOVE ALL of the creations!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  • 363
    Sharon D says:

    Love all your projects! I’m especially excited about the Pure Poppy patterned paper too!

  • 364
    Laura Boyd says:

    Beautiful samples. I really love the first one, the flag. I think I need to “borrow” that idea. Great job as always.

  • 365

    Your sample cards today totally left me with a lump in my throat — what perfectly fitting tributes to those true male/female heroes who so bravely serve in our Armed Services so that we can enjoy our many blessed freedoms here at home! BEAUTIFUL cards/FABULOUS way to honor these great American heroes!!! love today’s release!

  • 366
    Marla H. says:

    Very wonderful patriotic projects and wonderful cards to help celebrate those who are making sacrifice to keep our country safe!!!

  • 367
    Mimi says:

    Wonderful patriotic cards! Love all of the new paper packs as well!

  • 368
    Rosemary D says:

    lovin’ these new patriotic sets… super cool!!

  • 369
    Noreen says:

    I did enjoy your cards. I LOVE the red, white, and blue, and I’m glad to see patriotism becoming more and more important again.

  • 370
    Zehra says:

    Beautiful cards, i love the colors and the designs, the stars go so well with the theme, love the new impressions plate.

  • 371
    Bernadette M. says:

    Love that a whole stamp set is dedicated to our heroes. Thank you!

  • 372
    Caroline says:

    So glad to have ideas for sending cards to our troops. Hope everyone makes a card and donates it. Especially love the flag card.

  • 373
    Chrissie says:

    Fantastic projects, can’t wait to see more of the new impression plate !

  • 374
    Karen says:

    Really nice. I’m looking forward to making and donating cards to the military.

  • 375
    candice a says:

    Wow what a wonderful and unique sets! I’m loving them all!

  • 376
    Wilber says:

    This month’s release if off to another wonderful start. I love the projects and the new papers are awesome. Thank you for another chance to win more PTI products!!

  • 377
    Iris says:

    Beautiful cards, so much inspiration! Thanks so much!

  • 378
    Greta H says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your unending creativity! Love every one of these projects! Great release, I can tell already!

  • 379
    Carolyn R. says:

    I love the patriotic themes and the support for our military! I think you came up with a wonderful set that is both classy and fun. Thanks!

  • 380
    beth says:

    As always I like all the ideas!

  • 381
    Annheidel says:

    Well-designed cards! Can’t wait to see more of these sets.

  • 382
    conil says:

    Amazing cards. Beautifully constructed and truly heart-felt. Thanks so much for the Wounded Warriors info.

  • 383
    LR says:

    What a wonderful way to honor our brave troups and to say thank you! The stamp sets and dies and projects are very well thought out (as usual!!)!

  • 384
    Rebecca W says:

    Love the support of the military. Thanks for being patriotic.

  • 385
    teresa says:

    Beautiful cards!!! What a perfect patriotic set ! Love it!

  • 386
    Renita Y says:

    Your cards are so gorgeous! I love how you incorporated so many different styles in each of your cards.

  • 387
    Eva Dobilas says:

    This set is perfect for the season and the samples are gorgeous!!!

  • 388
    Marisa says:

    Great tribute to service men 🙂 Love the script of the sentiments too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 389

    I am simply stunned by these wonderful cards! So very needed and so very special! Thank you to all who serve!

  • 390
    Linda says:

    I love all these idea and the fact that you are honoring our soldiers. Thank you!

  • 391
    Mary Lee K says:

    Thank you so much for honoring our Military w/ these incredible stamp sets & dies! My Dad was a WWII & Korean Naval Vet. My Husband is a Vietnam Marine Vet and my Daughter is an Iraqi Freedom Naval Vet.

    I look forward for a chance to win these, but either way I WILL be using these frequently!

  • 392

    Beautiful cards! Super excited about the cardstock!

  • 393
    Nancy S says:

    Awesome stamps! I just met a soldier who will be deployed to Afganistan. I will definitly be sending him some cards.

  • 394
    Kathy V. says:

    Thank you for creating this wonderful set for our service men and women. Finding appropriate stamps has been a challenge so this set really fills a need. And I encourage everyone to also consider Operation Write Home as a worthy organization for all those beautiful cards!

  • 395
    Ngan R. says:

    WOW! Military Hero and Military Stars are great stamps and can help us create something special to thank the military persons in our lives. I think it is wonderful that PTI is releasing these (along with other fabulous products). Thank you also for the card drive information!

  • 396
    Cammie says:

    Wonderful patriotic designs and inspiring projects!

  • 397
    Elizabeth S. says:

    These are perfect stamp sets for making cards for the military! Wonderful job Melissa on designing some much needed sets! Beautiful projects!!

  • 398
    Monika Davis says:

    Absolutely fabulous patriotic/military images and colors. Perfect way to honor our heros!

  • 399
    Martha D says:

    Fantastic! This will be a great set to use and support our troops. Love that some of the sentiments could be used for a regular missing you card.

  • 400
    Cathie says:

    I salute you on another day of beautiful cards, patterned papers, and inspiration!

  • 401
    Alyssa S says:

    So many possibilities with those amazing stars! Great projects!

  • 402
    Lisa Harris says:

    Lovely new products today as usual and Nichole, your projects are as gorgeous as always.
    I’m Canadian, so I’m hoping someone out there can provide links for some international card sharing organizations. All of our troops get lonely while on deployment and wouldn’t it be wonderful if every single one of them received a card while away from home, regardless of what country they come from?
    Your projects have definitely inspired me to find answers to my own questions. Thank you SO much for reminding me to turn my focus further outwards more often. 🙂

  • 403
    Vicki A. says:

    What stunning cards you have created and shared! They are beautiful! Thank you.

  • 404
    DebbieD says:

    Terrific release! Well done.

  • 405

    Wonderful new stampset and wonderful work.
    Eveline.

  • 406
    Joni Andaya says:

    Love all the projects! I can finally have something to use for our service men and women out there Papertreyink style 😉 Thank you!

  • 407
    Dori says:

    Great sample cards! I think I am definitely going to need the new Pure Poppy paper. Love it! Thanks!

  • 408
    Maria F says:

    What a beautiful tribute to all those serving in the military.

  • 409
    Laurie Hunt says:

    What a wonderful batch of patriotism!

  • 410
    Clare says:

    Awesome stamp sets, and great projects! Think I like the new impression place the best 😉

  • 411
    Joyce says:

    What great photos, stamps and projects! So much inspiration!

  • 412
    Becky Carafa says:

    Love these sets geared towards our military heroes!

  • 413
    Sandy Kay says:

    What a fantastic release – and this is only Day #2! Nichole, you have been blessed with such fabulous talent! I just love your products!!

  • 414
    Kelly says:

    Again another great job by the PTI designers. I love the patriotic theme. I can see many uses. I also love the pure poppy paper pack. Thanks.

  • 415
    April W says:

    Just amazing!!!

  • 416

    Beautiful papers, the patriotic theme is fabulous. Will be so much fun to use the new goodies.

  • 417
    diana says:

    Great new products with a wonderful theme to use to thank those who serve. TFS 😉

  • 418
    Lydia Madara says:

    Loving the new Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening papers…just delightful. Also I am anxious to see the Military Stars. Several years ago I created a mini album for my Dad recording the time he spent in the Navy. This would be a great way to add onto his album.

  • 419
    Dally says:

    Nichole, Heather, Melissa and Dawn: you girls are genious! All your cards are brilliant and inspiring, even brought some tears to my eyes. Great job!!

  • 420
    jolin says:

    Love the cards and the new paper line, but I love the idea of Thank-You’s going to our soldiers alot more. I applaud you for creating a stamp set just for them.

  • 421
    Alessandra Loiacono says:

    Beautiful new products!
    And thank you so much for telling us about A Million Thanks, I will for sure help, thanks again!!!

  • 422
    Voegelchen says:

    Again, wonderful samples today – thanks for the inspiration

  • 423
    Alanna says:

    I’m so in love with everything, especially the new papers. Can’t wait to order on the 15th.

  • 424
    Nancy L. says:

    Love all the creations and inspriation!!! Great organization!

  • 425
    Patty J says:

    Fantastic idea to thank those that work so hard to keep our freedom. These are such important sets to create and I thank you for supporting all who serve. Such fabulous and inspriational samples too. Awesome!

  • 426
    Liliana Worley says:

    Lovely! Great for all those serving our country 🙂

  • 427
    Tara S. says:

    I am so in love with Hexagons! I have wait to add this to my collection!

  • 428
    Paulette S says:

    I love the patriotic sets! What a lovely tribute to our service men and women and their families.

  • 429
    marilyn says:

    I didn’t think I needed a military set…until today. Just fabulous. Love the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening paper packs as well. Love the new impression plate too!

  • 430
    Susan in AK says:

    What a beautiful set! Love your projects with this set.

  • 431

    So thoughtful! This would be a great addition to my many scrap pages that honor my husband’s continued service in the Army!

  • 432
    Laura K says:

    Thanks a lot! Now I am all teary eyed. My husband was in the Army so this is something that is close to my heart. Thank you so much for thinking of all the Military families around our great country. It does mean a lot.

  • 433
    laura j says:

    gorgeous samples for the patriotism themed sets! they will make wonderful cards and projects for the men and women who are serving their country!

  • 434
    Imke Ludwig says:

    Another lovely new set today ! Great projects from the team !

  • 435
    katie f says:

    Those patriotic cards are so so lovely! As always your release has been very inspiring!

  • 436
    Joy Hadden says:

    The Military Hero and Military Star sets make me cry because of the good it can do to encourage those who serve our country – thank you for making this meaningful set. I look forward to making some of your 180,000 cards.

  • 437
    Noora says:

    The stamp sets are so pretty, and I love the new impression plate, the new PP are awesome too, I am loving your unique layouts!

  • 438
    Barb says:

    Your cards are very nice today Nichole. I can’t wait to see the full reveal.

  • 439
    April Z. says:

    The new stamps are great and I really love the impression plates! As usual, I’m very inspired by your projects.

  • 440
    Aman says:

    What an inspiring stamp set! Perfect to have for July 4th!

  • 441
    miriam says:

    the sentiments are so touching and so sincere!

  • 442
    Julie Learned says:

    I can’t wait for this release to come out! The projects you have created thus far are just fantastic! Friday can’t get here soon enough!!! 🙂

  • 443
    Carol B says:

    Beautiful patriotic set! Very versatile and classy. Love the new patterned papers, too…yummy!

  • 444
    Mindy says:

    Gorgeous cards! My favorite one is the first one – We Support You.

  • 445
    Rema Timm says:

    The cards are simply wonderful! I need to add these stamps to my collection as I have family members in the Air Force….

  • 446
    jelenzini@att.net says:

    Beautiful recreations of our flag! Love the rustic look!

  • 447

    I absolutely love what I seen today. I love all of the red, white and blue. I can’t wait to get this set! Thank you so much for creating it… it will get LOTS of use at my house!

  • 448
    Nita k. says:

    I love the ideas! And thanks for the information on the organization. it certainly sounds like something I could contribute to.

  • 449

    I don’t have any family members who are deployed, but this is a fabulous set.

  • 450
    Andrea says:

    What a much needed, amazing set! The patriotic themes are heard to come by. Beautifully done!

  • 451
    Beverly Perdue says:

    I love the pure poppy and enchanted evening patterned papers. I also love the stars and the sentiments.

  • 452
    Ryan says:

    What a wonderful collection of items.

  • 453
    Linda w says:

    All of these cards are so awesome. My nephew is on a ship somewhere out there. Thank you for creating these images for our military.

    gettin’ inky…

  • 454
    Suzeyq says:

    I thought each and every one of these projects were fabulous! I will be using these to spark my imagination and try something similar!

  • 455
    Sarah Fisher says:

    Very nice projects today! I like the PTI’s team commitment to doing things for our troops. Makes me happy to be a PTI customer!

  • 456
    Barbara Axmacher says:

    Really great cards for this set. I love the background impressions you’ve used and the designs are lovely.

  • 457
    Lori Campbell says:

    Oooo! First the hexagons and now sunburst impression plates? My goodness…can it get any better? Can’t wait to place my order on the 15th!

  • 458
    Janet S says:

    We certainly appreciate our military and all the sacrifices they have made for our freedom. These two sets will definately make beautiful cards for them, thanks Melissa for designing these wonderful sets. The sunburst impression plate looks interesting too.

  • 459
    Mary B says:

    The new patriotic sets are beautiful, as well as all the cards made with them today. And the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening paper – gotta have it (as well as the new impression plate)! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome gift certificate!

  • 460
    Jenn Copeland says:

    I sooo appreciate the patriotic cards and themes! My nephew is in boot camp and I can’t wait to get these stamps to let him know how much we love and appreciate him! PTI does it again!!

  • 461
    M says:

    Thanks once again for the beautiful cards and ideas. Can’t wait to order.

  • 462
    Helen says:

    Love the paper packs. Thanks for encouraging support of our military. Love the inspiration!

  • 463
    Erika T says:

    What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do to honor our men and women in the service for our country. Hope you sell lots and lots of stamp sets!!

  • 464
    Becs Attwood says:

    Lovely sets for a great cause. I love the red, white & blue color scheme in so many of your projects.

  • 465
    Sue says:

    Fabulous cards!! How great to recognize the men and women who serve in our military. Love the new colors.

  • 466
    Julie Rae says:

    So taken with all the samples in this post! Gee…could it have anything to do with my being a ‘firecracker’? (Born on the 4th of July!) We have an active local group for troop support and they will love the cards we make with these stamps. Thank you so much for remembering our troops.

  • 467
    Connie C. says:

    Awesome cards. Love, love, LOVE that we can honor our American heroes with this new set of stamps. Thank you!
    — Connie C.

  • 468
    StepH says:

    This set and projects are so inspirational! Love your support to A Million Thanks, and this is the perfect set to express our thanks for our servicemen and women who are dedicated to insuring our freedom. I am also gaga over another Think Big Favorites from Star Prints! That is the best font, EVER! 🙂

  • 469
    Diane says:

    Love your cards and color combination. Thanks for sharing.

  • 470
    pegg says:

    These sets are perfect – I know it’s hard to put into words when making cards for the military – love these sentiments! I think donating cards is such a great idea for us crafters!

  • 471
    Amie says:

    Beautiful cards! I love all things patriotic. And I’m loving the Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening paper packs. Definitely making their way into my cart on the 15th!

  • 472
    Cynthia B. says:

    Wonderful creations today! Your inspiration photos touched my heart, especially the one of the baby high-giving the computer screen (*sob*).
    Love the 3D star on your flag card and the rays on the background of the “We miss you” card – perfect touches for perfectly touching cards!

  • 473
    Pat says:

    My son is in the Navy and is stationed stateside but as far away on the lower 48 as possible! I also periodically send a packet of cards to my daughter’s college friend who is deployed in Afghanistan. Thank you so much for designing these sets! Sending a card to our military is the least we can do to thank them for the sacrifices they make!

  • 474
    Beth S. says:

    Operation Write Home is another great organization – would love to see you all post for them too. I love these stamps – what a great tribute.

  • 475
    Carol S says:

    What inspiring samples today and I love the paper packs being released this time!

  • 476
    cindy Vernon says:

    Beautiful sentiments in this set!

  • 477
    Sheryl B. says:

    I’m really liking the military stars set…..didn’t think I’d be needing that one! Can’t wait to get the Pure Poppy Patterned Paper pack home with me!

  • 478

    Oh, anyone would love to receive one of your cards! Great work!

  • 479
    Carolyn says:

    So glad to know where to donate these cards. I LOVE these new papers too. So beautiful and versatile!

  • 480
    Lisa M. says:

    This is a beautiful set! I love the stars and all the wonderful sayings! Perfect!

  • 481
    Ruth Gauss says:

    I’ve always felt that soldiers and veterans deserve lots of respect and encouragement. A number of my younger cousins are serving in the military (on both sides of my family) and I really appreciate these products created with those serving our country in mind. You did a wonderful job of creating fabulous projects to celebrate and show appreciation for all of the sacrifices they make! Thanks!

  • 482
    Susan O says:

    One of my first PTI orders included Star Prints. I love stars and this will be a great companion set!

  • 483
    Ally V. says:

    Such beautiful sets today! I just adore all your samples and how wonderful of Melissa to donate her proceeds! Can’t wait to see all the images on release!

  • 484
    Tiffany H says:

    I am SOOO excited for this release! Can’t wait to see more of that sunburst impression plate and stamps…

  • 485

    So fresh and clean! Awesome additions to anyone’s stash!

  • 486
    Sharon B says:

    Beautiful patriotic projects! Pure poppy and enchanted evening look amazing teamed together like that. Love the simplicity of the ‘our hero’ card.

  • 487
    Dee Rose says:

    Nichole, I am a military mom and your post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for encouraging your readers to support our troops. These products are wonderful and so meaningful.

  • 488
    Priscilla from California says:

    I got teary-eyed looking the the “military hero” cards you made. I make cards for “Operation Write Home” (http://operationwritehome.org/) and will make some for “A Million Thanks”, too.

  • 489
    Lynne Phelps says:

    Love the new sets. My father was in the military during an era when that was not popular. It is wonderful that people are now so supportive of our troops whether or not they believe in the war. Kudos to Melissa for donating her proceeds to such a great cause!

  • 490
    Melissa C says:

    Having parents in the military, I really appreciate these new patriotic sets

  • 491
    Alice Carman says:

    Loving all the samples. Great stuff!

  • 492

    I love that the patriotic style can be used for the UK with the red, white and blue – the british charity Help for Heroes does a fantastic job.

  • 493
    Gerry says:

    What a great assortment of cards. Many different ways to use everything.

  • 494

    My husband serves in Afghanistan – I cant tell you how much I appreciate this sets now!!!! Just THANK YOU

  • 495
    Michele L. says:

    Hi!
    Today’s showcase is just beautiful, and a tribute to the most wonderful people that protect us!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • 496
    Emma Bourke says:

    Love the new patterned papers and impression plates 🙂

  • 497

    Your cards are gorgeous, Nichole! More fabulous stars and the funny thing about stars (and butterflies! 😉 is that you can never have enough stamps of them!!! I also loooove the new impression plate, can’t wait to see more about that!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 498
    Hannah Mize says:

    I love all of these cards and this new set. My brother just to back from afghanistan this last April.

  • 499
    Kate C. says:

    The new patriotic set is so inspiring! You guys really think of everything!

  • 500
    Anne B says:

    Georgeous projects Nichole, and what inspiring sets. Love those new paper pack colours too. What a great month 🙂

  • 501
    Toni Storie says:

    Love the new sets, these cards and your motivation behind them. All my loved ones are at home, safe and sound, as a result of our service men and women!

  • 502
    Meghan says:

    Great projects today. Very patriotic colours.

  • 503
    Tracy Ercole says:

    What great sets and I LOVE the papers!

  • 504
    Chris L. says:

    Such inspiring projects today Nichole! Just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed reading today’s post–thank you!

    Chris L.

  • 505
    Paula I says:

    Melissa has done it again, just great sets and how wonderful it is that all the proceeds from one of her sets is going back to the Wounded Warriors Project, so cool! I love the new paper packs, but really anxious to see more from the new impression plate…looks awesome!

  • 506
    marlo says:

    Once again, you hit the ball out of the park! I LOVE your first card Nichole with the American flag done in the pure poppy and enchanted evening paper! beautiful

  • 507
    Geri G says:

    Although I personally don’t have anyone with a military background, my admiration for what the service men and women do cannot be put into words! And yes, this post has inspired me to connect to others through my card making.

  • 508

    These are wonderful sets! I’m thankful to Melissa for adding just the right touch of sentiment and patriotic feeling. Your projects really did them justice. Well done!

  • 509
    Marcy says:

    This is a nice set for a great cause. Sending encouraging notes to our troops is a very thoughtful idea.

  • 510
    pam alexander says:

    Another unique set that I have to add to my collection

  • 511
    Donna M. says:

    What beautiful patriotic cards! Thank you for providing these great stamps- you guys have done an awesome job, & I’m looking forward to a fun release!

  • 512
    Mary says:

    loving the new impression plate!

  • 513
    Viki says:

    Great projects today! I love the red, white, and blues!

  • 514
    lisa m says:

    love all your cards, looks like and awesome stamp set to add to my collection, love red white blue and kraft together thanks for the insperation!

  • 515
    Barbara M. says:

    Another awesome day – can’t wait for the full reveal! All the projects are wonderful – the new stamp set is such a great idea!

  • 516
    Laura says:

    I’m very intrigued by the sunburst impression plate!

  • 517

    Wow…some amazing inspiration today!

  • 518
    Kate L says:

    Oh wow, all these cards are so inspiring. And very creative!

  • 519
    Linda Richmond says:

    We have had 7 of our family in the service. How great it would have been to use this set. I love the cards!

  • 520

    Wow! What a great way to show our love of country and pride in our servicemen and -women. Love.

  • 521
    Whitney says:

    What a great idea! The patriotic papers are perfect!

  • 522
    Martha says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

  • 523
    Teresa F. says:

    Love the distressed star look and the many examples using these new sets! Thanks for offering a military stamp set 🙂

  • 524
    Kathyl says:

    Some really beautiful inspiration with the Military stamps. This line will be an awesome addition.

  • 525
    Dee in NH says:

    Beautiful cards!!!! Love the new Think Big set!!

  • 526
    Amanda says:

    These are the stars I have been waiting for – I just didn’t know it. Star Prints was never quite right for me, but these fill the void I was feeling. There are perfect for what I want stars for and being a military family, they are going to get tons of use! These cannot get to my front door fast enough!!

  • 527
    Erin T says:

    Fantastic! Words cannot express….

  • 528
    Dana Klinkner says:

    I love all the military & patriotic themed stamps! And I also love it that you are releasing the pure poppy & enchanted evening papers at the same time – just perfect! The card ideas are inspiring & so creative – love all of them!!!

  • 529

    Wow.. these are awesome. My husband is in the Army (24 yrs), my dad is retired Army (24 years), my brothers are in the Army (one 20 yrs retired~the other is still active at 23 yrs)… and a son in the Air Force (4 yrs)… so I love to make “patriotic~military” cards. I would so love to be a winner.. so I could add this to my collection.

    Thank you for making such a great set.. sets like these are hard to come by these days.

    blessings ~ Pam

  • 530
    Jayell says:

    What a wonderful idea for this set and I love the projects. These will mean a lot to so many people

  • 531
    Susan B says:

    Such wonderful projects. Love the patriotic theme. Thank you for your support of our troops.

  • 532
    Julie Call says:

    What classic and heartfelt collection! I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for anything and everything patriotic, and everything here will definitely be in my cart for release! Amazing!

  • 533
    Peggy Allen says:

    Great cards. I would like to personally thank each man and woman who sacrifices daily for our freedom. Thank you, thank you, thank you. God bless the USA.

  • 534

    Beautiful creations one and all! PTI always comes up with great sets that fill those gaps in our stamps!

    Linda

  • 535
    Leslie says:

    I love the military theme! And your projects are great! And I am so excited for the Patterned Paper this month! Pure Poppy is the best!

  • 536
    Sandy P. says:

    I’ve been meaning to create cards and mail them for our military. Thank you for this blog post. It gave me that extra push I needed. Loving the new patterned paper.

  • 537
    Karen Smith says:

    Not only a wonderful set and beautiful cards, but what a fabulous challenge you have set for us. It’s a fun and easy way to show our appreciation for our brave and hardworking military.

  • 538
    Dana W says:

    What a great stamp collection for our military!! Can’t wait to see it all!

  • 539
    Donna Martin says:

    I’m so proud of PaperTrey Ink! You come up with the MOST amazing sets.

  • 540
    Janet Goshorn says:

    I have been waiting forever for a patriotic set with such wonderful sentiments. Great designs today, love them all

  • 541
    Irene S says:

    I love all the designs, especially the recreated flag card. I can’t wait to make them to donate!

  • 542

    you’ve outdone yourselves! this is amazing! well done!

  • 543
    Kristin K. says:

    What a lovely set! I love the sneak peaks of more things to come.

  • 544
    Emily says:

    Love the cards!!

  • 545
    Jodi B. (Jodi&jade) says:

    At first I wasn’t interested in this patriotic theme. I love what you all have done with them! My thoughts have changed and they will be in my cart. I’m in awe with what the DT comes up with. PTI absolutely has the very best DT around! Hands down. Oh and the sun ray IP amazing!!!

  • 546
    beth h. says:

    WOW!
    All the cards are just wonderful!
    You have been very busy!

  • 547
    Margaret says:

    After seeing yesterday’s ideas for the hexagon cover plate I decided to try it with the Quatrefoil cover plate and I am loving it! It is so much fun filling in the blanks with patterned paper.

  • 548
    Karen B. says:

    I love those impression plates! Great samples today!

  • 549
    Grá O'Neill says:

    Great cards, love the new products especially the star 🙂

  • 550
    Ramona West says:

    These are awesome cards. I am happy to see the sentiments for family and friends who are dearly missed. We have 8 kids, 3 of whom served in the military. My husband is retired Navy. I have many friends who’s children are serving. This is going to be a popular set.

  • 551
    Cynthia B :) says:

    I really like that star frame! And, I’m intrigued by the new impression plate…looks pretty cool!

  • 552
    Suzie says:

    What an amazing release day for PTI! I love having so many options to create artwork to say thank you to all the men and women serving our grand country! Thank you PTI for providing these options! God Bless You!

  • 553
    stampyblock says:

    Love the patriotic products this month, they are amazing and so hard to find. I love the flexibility for current and past military. Wonderful! Thank you for filling such an important void in my stamp collection.

  • 554
    Meagan says:

    Being a Military wife I know how much it means to our service members to get something from back home while they are away and these products would be the perfect thing to put a smile on all of their faces. Thank you Papertrey Ink and to the many organizations that help support our troops!!

  • 555
    Krista says:

    i really like these patriotic sets. and i especially love the option of the die or punch to get the look you prefer.

  • 556
    Angie Tieman says:

    Love the military and patriotic set, a wonderful tribute!

  • 557
    Lauren says:

    These are beautiful sets!! Any military personnel would be so touched to receive a card specially made for them. And a big thank you to Melissa for donating her proceeds!! 🙂

  • 558
    Mary Ann T says:

    I just want to say thank you to Papertrey Ink for not forgetting our soldiers.

  • 559

    Beautiful sets! I’ve been wanting a set like this and can’t wait to get it to use!

  • 560
    Laura says:

    Gorgeous projects. Love it all.

  • 561
    Amy Papale says:

    What a wonderful set! Love all of the cards!

  • 562
    annawas says:

    Wow! I love the way you have put together such great cardss! Very inspiring!

  • 563
    Serendipity says:

    Nice to finally see a military set!

  • 564
    Peggy Sue says:

    What a wonderful idea. Love to support our military. It means so much to me that they give of themselves to keep us safe. My husband served in Viet Nam, I know first hand how much he appreciated mail.
    Thank you Nichole for recognizing theose who serve our country.

  • 565
    Sue S. says:

    Love that you created these patriotic sets!! The projects are so awesome! I wrote the address down for A Million Thanks and will definitely make/donate cards for this important cause!

  • 566
    Brenda says:

    What a beautiful way to show our love and appreciation to our beloved troops. Just another outstanding release from PTI!

  • 567
    Cindy S. says:

    Loved these patriotic cards! Wonderful job and can’t wait to use these myself!

  • 568
    Pam Young says:

    I love all the projects presented here!! I really like the new paper packs as well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the military stamps, especially the sentiments. Praying daily for the safe return of our troops, and the sacrifice these families have all made for our freedom!!

  • 569
    Liz R says:

    What inspiring patriotic cards you’ve created. Love the patterned papers.

  • 570
    kim dalton says:

    I really love making cards to send to my Dad, he is a Vietnam Veteran, and I think that the stars and stripes always make a great statement of America, and what he fought for, and how lucky we are that we live here. Thanks for designing such an awesome inspiring set!

  • 571
    Wendalyn says:

    What a great set..

  • 572

    I love the new papers and that star fits so nicely with other sets! Very versatile!

  • 573
    Barbara T says:

    The cards are nicely done, some very patriotic and others simple and heartfelt.

  • 574
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    Love the sentiments and images in this set, great projects today!

  • 575
    Eva M. says:

    Love all the patriotic papers and stamps. They are beautifully designed and very meaningful. Love them!

  • 576
    KellyG says:

    Love the military set! Great job!

  • 577
    Jill Norwood says:

    A beautiful post and thank you for the information on where we can send cards for military personnel. Love everything you made and all the new products!

  • 578
    Molly B. says:

    Beautiful cards! Awesome set by Melissa!

  • 579
    Sheri Elmont says:

    I am so proud of and thankful for our military and their families. My Dad was in the Korean War. So glad we have a set to make cards and layouts to express that appreciation. Thanks Melissa!

  • 580
    Linda S. says:

    Your cards are such a tribute to all those who serve. Like the patriotic themes. I really love the pattern paper in Pure Poppy Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 581
    peggysue says:

    Fabulous set of patriotic cards and it looks like very usable sentiments in those sets too. Always like seeing the red, white and blue so gorgeously displayed!

  • 582
    Peggy Nickelson says:

    The set is so wonderful. We all need to express our gratitude for our men and women who serve our country.
    Peggy N

  • 583
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    I love this. It’s so important to pay tribute to the men and women and who keep our borders safe. Thanks for such awesome sets that allow us to honor those most deserving.

  • 584
    Linda Friend says:

    Nichole, love all the patriotic cards! As you mentioned, these sets will be great for donating cards.
    Great idea!

  • 585

    I think these sets are so awesome! I would have loved something like this when my husband was in the Marines. I especially love that all the proceeds are donated…makes it even more appealing!

  • 586
    Ann Marie says:

    Love the versatility of the stars, and gorgeous cards, BTW. Also love LIVE those think big favorites, love them all, especially at that price. 🙂

  • 587
    berryblue says:

    I love Enchanted Evening and am so happy to see the patterned paper pack! My favorite card was the Kraft with the white doily circle. So crisp and striking!

  • 588
    Karen Ramsey says:

    Thanks Melissa for this wonderful set. It fills a void much needed for those of us who have friends and family in the military. The cards are wonderful…so many great ideas.

  • 589
    CarolLynn says:

    Love the red and blue paper and the lovely cards.

  • 590
    Heather Mills says:

    Thes sets look so amazing!! Perfect for all those serving our country in the military. Both my grandfathers are Vets as is one uncle and a cousin. And I’m so excited to hear the profits are being donated to Wounded Warrior. I can see these sets being used for so much more, though.

  • 591
    Marlene V. says:

    I love your first card with the stripes made out of the Pure Poppy pattern pack. Great idea!

  • 592
    Kaylene M. says:

    I just love the hexagon stamps and die cut. You see them every where right now. A lot of the stamp companies are introducing them. I don’t really know how to use them but the tutorial yesterday was so creative and informative. I have so many ideas coming to mind.. I’m so exited

    P.S. I love the puffy fabric star.

  • 593
    Anne Marie Knizek says:

    Thank you for the inspiration, love the patriotic cards!

  • 594
    pmm says:

    Thank you for helping to get more people supporting our troops. I feel so good when I am making cards for Operation Write Home, or sending cards or packages, or even just emails, through Adopt a US Soldier (www.adoptaussoldier.org/). The troops are so very appreciative too! These new sets will definitely be in my cart on the 15th, especially since the profits will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you!

  • 595
    Connie G says:

    Love the patriotic projects! Thanks for providing the address to “A million thanks”. Great cause. That impression plate intrigues me also. Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  • 596
    LaurieJ says:

    Gorgeous creations! The last card, especially, is spectacular.

  • 597

    Beautiful cards, Nichole, and Melissa’s sets are just awesome! Love that you released the perfect patterned papers for this theme and I adore the the impression plate! Great job!

  • 598
    Gail Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the heads-up on where I can send more cards. Last year I sent quite a few, and I got the children in the neighborhood together to make some. These new stamp collections will be just perfect for making new cards to send and I got so many new ideas from the beautiful projects you shared. I’m also looking forward to that new impression plate you mentioned … looks very interesting!

  • 599
    Jean says:

    They are wonderful stamps and projects for those serving our country ~ what a wonderful tribute to them. Love all of the inspiration.

  • 600
    Shirley Rea says:

    Simply beautiful..makes us all stop and remember

  • 601

    What wonderful new products!!

  • 602
    Jen Rzasa says:

    Love the impression plates that you used on these cards! What a wonderfully sentimental theme too. Love it!

  • 603
    Deb F. says:

    Such wonderful stamps to make cards for our military.

  • 604
    aram21@aol.com says:

    I’m always amazed at all the new ideas PTI keeps coming up with. My wish list keeps getting longer and longer because I want everything! Kudos to you all!

  • 605
    Diana F says:

    Love the military stamps. Great for showing how much we appreciate all that they do for us. The card examples are absolutely wonderful. Love them all. Great inspiration.

  • 606
    Kara says:

    Love the sunburst impression plate!

  • 607
    Anne G says:

    Such wonderful sentiments in this set! Love the red, white and blue samples!

  • 608
    Jenny J. says:

    *Loved* the cards today. Welcomed products for support the troops/patriotic cards!

  • 609
    saral says:

    Beautiful cards. The sentiments are wonderful.

  • 610
    Lesa W says:

    Melissa’s new stamp sets are wonderful and that she is donating her proceeds is icing on the cake. I am also looking forward to the full reveal of the new Sunrise Impression plate.

  • 611
    Kristi says:

    I am so excited about these products! Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Thanks so much!

  • 612
    Lindsey says:

    What beautiful sets. Your cards are absolutely amazing! Really, some took my breath away. I wish I had all these sets right now because in two days a group of 300 youth that I work with are doing various service projects and one of them is to make cards for our military men and women. These sets would have been perfect. I guess we’ll just have to make cards for them again. 🙂

  • 613
    Linda Carson says:

    Inspiring artwork! I like sending patriotic thank you cards to vets that I know. Thanks for the address to A Million Thanks.

  • 614
    Carol R says:

    Wonderful cards. Love the new impression plate used on a few of them. Great designs and inspiration to send off to our military.

  • 615
    Jovan says:

    I love how patriotic this is! I can’t wait to see the full set! LOVE IT!

  • 616
    Jodi e says:

    I am in love the pattern paper. Perfect timing too. Love the creations too. I always love this time of the month.

  • 617
    sanketi says:

    Love the new collection!
    beautiful projects too!

  • 618
    Lin says:

    Loving all of the projects and new patterned paper! You folks never cease to impress me!

  • 619
    Cynthia Burke says:

    I love this theme and all of the samples!

  • 620
    Cara T says:

    Beautiful new products to add to the PTI line. And ones that honor our military is such a wonderful bonus and much appreciated and needed! Thanks so much!

  • 621
    Marianne Blauvelt says:

    love all the projects and the new stamp sets. The new papers are also awesome. Very patriotic!

  • 622
    Jennifer bradley says:

    I love all the creative ways you have shown in your projects to give thanks to our military!

  • 623
    Lady Kady says:

    I love the new patriotic possibilities!

  • 624
    Linda Kennedy says:

    Love all the beautiful projects! And all the projects were just amazing! Thank you for the reminder to send cards to our service men and women. I know they would love that.

  • 625
    Holly F. says:

    Can’t wait to add these to my military collection. Between my husband and sister-in-law’s deployments, they will certainly get a workout. From one military spouse, thank you PTI for supporting the troops!

  • 626
    Heather says:

    Love these sets – thanks for acknowledging those who dedicate their lives to serving our country.

  • 627
    Amber R. says:

    Wonderful cards and this is a fabulous release! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 628
    Pat A. says:

    Your sample cards are wonderful. Can’t wait to get that new impression plate in my cart!

  • 629
    Billie says:

    Nichole, you have such a gift for making every single stamp look great, and you use them in ways I wouldn’t always expect – Amazing job today, I can’t wait to see more of that new impression plate!

  • 630
    June C says:

    This a great way to say thank you to those in the military. They are all heroes. I think this set is one of those that will have a lot of surprise uses. Great set Melissa.

  • 631
    Bobbi Schesser says:

    I can’t think of a more appropriate and useful set than the My Hero set! I always look forward to the 15th day of the month. Can’t wait to see the entire release!

  • 632
    Lea Ann says:

    I am loving the impression plate sneaks. And you can’t go wrong with the military/stars sets. The new paper pack colors are perfect for this summer season. Thanks!

  • 633
    LaceyNB says:

    Wow, I’m really excited to see that new impression plate in action! Stunning projects.

  • 634
    Betty says:

    Awesome cards! So patriotic! Beautiful paper packs too!

  • 635
    peggy says:

    Wonderful group of papercrafting items dealing with a patriotic theme.

  • 636
    Darlene Placito says:

    I don’t even know where to start ordering with this release- WOW!!!

  • 637
    Helen Lebrett says:

    beautiful sets: love the sentiments that are expressed for our servicemen and women 🙂

  • 638
    Helen says:

    love this set.. The fourth of July is such a summer favorite of mine. These are such cute cards.

  • 639
    angie price says:

    I just love all those stars! I can’t wait to get my hands on those!

  • 640
    Nicky Hsu says:

    Love these patriotic theme stamps and the information about A Million Thanks. It a great way to show our appreciation to people who protect our freedom.

  • 641
    Jennifer L. says:

    Love the first flag card made with patterned papers. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

  • 642
    Yvette F. says:

    love the new military hero set and the new patterned papers!

  • 643
    Cynde says:

    Love all the military and patriotic stamps that Melissa has designed. Looks like she did an excellent job with the sayings and designs. Can’t wait to see all of them. Love the Paper packs with Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening. They are so Beautiful!!! The new Think big favorites look great, and the sneak peek of the impression plate look Fabulous! Nichole, your cards you put together for us are “Out Of the Park Delicious”. They are so Beautiful I would like to just frame them for the art in a room! Thanks for all the beautiful designs you put together with the Great sets by Melissa!!

  • 644
    Suzanne Mooney says:

    I love these stamps. I work alongside a large number of military families and these stamps will be wonderful.

  • 645
    Josiane says:

    The samples are so striking but easy to mass produce. I am looking forward to getting these sets so I can CASE these cards.

    My favorite card is the ‘We Miss You’ card, which showcases the versatility of these sets. I am so excited that one of my favorite stamp sets – Road Trip – was used in it. I want to CASE this card for friends and family who live far away.

    Thanks for designing such amazing products!

  • 646

    I love those stars! WhAt a great addition to the stAr sets you already have!

  • 647
    Alyssa says:

    Such beautiful patriotic cards. Also love the new Think Big Favorites.

  • 648
    Emily Keaton says:

    I am bowled over by these fantastic projects!! What serviceperson wouldn’t love to receive a handcrafted card like one of these? Your creativity in designing unique products never ceases to amaze me!

  • 649
    Chloe Western says:

    I am so incredibly inspired to donate cards made using the Military Stars set to support the military. It is the very least we can do to honour their bravery and selflessness.

  • 650
    Victoria in OHio says:

    I love all of the patriotic cards – love the stars and the one with the white doily especially but they are all fabulous!

  • 651

    The paper packs look like so much fun and coordinate so well with the colors of ink. I really like the stars and hero sets…can’t wait to see more!

  • 652
    Laurie Christen says:

    Love everything about these! Can’t wait to get started using them!

  • 653
    BarbaraB says:

    Love the patriotic cards, especially the red, white, and blue ones; such great designs.

  • 654
    Debra N. says:

    I think our veterans deserve all the recognition they can get. We owe them so much. Thank you for providing us with ways to honor them.

  • 655
    Dee says:

    These projects are great! I really appreciate these new stamp sets.

  • 656
    Kegbo says:

    LOVE the think big sentiments. The military set is sure to touch the hearts of many – it’s so YOU to think of it!

  • 657
    Pat from sd says:

    I am loving the new pattern papers. So fun and easy to coordinate with the new sets being released.

  • 658
    Cathy P. says:

    I love the papers – they go so perfectly with Melissa’s set. My card club often makes a second card that we send off to Operation Write Home. It’s a great way to spread some cheer and do what we love.

  • 659
    Ann says:

    Wow, amazing patriotic cards. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

  • 660
    Patty says:

    Cute cards. This is going to be an expensive month again. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 661
    Krissie says:

    Wow, these are awesome cards. So fitting for our many troops away from their families.

  • 662
    Lori Weinberg says:

    I love your cards! Very inspiring!

  • 663
    Michele B says:

    Great set and very patriotic cards! I can see replacing the star with a maple leaf for our Canadian troops, but the sentiments ring true whatever nationality. Thanks again for your creativeness.

  • 664
    Shirley K. says:

    I’m loving the new impression plate that will be introduced!

  • 665
    brianna b says:

    This is such a nice set! Love the patriotism!

  • 666
    Jessica Canham says:

    Lovely cards. The military sayings are really nice and I like the stars with the star stamp.

  • 667
    Karen S says:

    Love the impression plates and the patriotic themed stamps! Your cards are incredible!

  • 668
    Cassie Brumbaugh says:

    Awesome! What a great idea to make and donate cards to encourage “our heroes”! I just love it! Thank you for providing an address to us so we can get invloved.
    I also love the new gorgeous papers!

  • 669
    Danielle says:

    I love this new stamp set, I have friends and family who serve in the military and I just know they’d really appreciate a patriotic themed card. Can’t wait for release day to get my hands on this set 🙂

  • 670
    Jan in Tucson says:

    These RED, WHITE & BLUE cards are great inspiration for all the cards I send to our troups here in Tucson. Can’t wait to get my hands on these new stamps.

  • 671
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    This post put a little lump in my throat. We have so many heroes among us. Your projects are beautiful. The “Our Hero” is my very favorite.

  • 672
    Megan says:

    Love the cards, very patriotic! Can’t wait to see more of the impression plates 🙂

  • 673
    Julie says:

    More wonderful new sets and papers…love them!

  • 674
    Jenink says:

    Some great ideas in these cards, thanks for sharing them. I love that you’ve branched out from the classic red, white and blue for some.

  • 675
    Piali says:

    Beautiful creations!! Love the new paper packs!! Great new release…can’t wait for it!

  • 676

    Even though the Military Hero set is of no relevance to me, I think it’s a wonderful stamp set and the cards you’ve created are great. Love the strong colours of the red, white and blue against the kraft.

  • 677
    lesa wolfe says:

    I love the patriotic stamps! Think Big Favorites are great, like always!

  • 678
    Connie Smith says:

    I have definitely been thinking of my son with this months sneak peaks. I posted earlier when I first saw the military themed items and this is what I wrote: [ I’m very excited to see the military themed release this month with stamp sets I can use for cards and scrapbooking for my son, my hero, our soldier. Our son joined the army almost 4 years ago and my biggest fear came true when he was sent to Iraq for a year. Even though he has served his year in the war and I would have loved to have these stamps to correspond with him then, I still can’t wait to get my hands on these stamps. I can send him and a few others we know in the military, all kinds of cards and other hand made items I can personalize with these stamps to include in the care boxes I send to him regularly. He is stationed over 1,200 miles from home and I get so lonesome to see our boys face. It’s my way to send a little love from home and let him know how much he is missed! These stamps will be ones I reach for over and over again. Thank you so much for putting this set together Melissa. ] Your cards were so inspiring Nichole! I love so many elements. I am going to try some of them and incorporate some of them with the cards and DIY projects I send off to my son this summer.

  • 679
    Kathy R says:

    Such beautiful cards for a very deserving group of heros. The patriotic colors and themes are wonderful.

  • 680
    Alexandra says:

    Loving the distressed edged stars! And the new patterned papers are gorgeous!

  • 681
    Pam says:

    These cards are fabulous! Can’t wait for the 15th!

  • 682
    Marion says:

    Having just celebrated our Queens Diamond Jubilee last week, it’s lovely to see all the red, white and blue again – this time for all the heroes and for 4th July celebrations. Have a great day next month!
    Marion

  • 683
    Jeannie L says:

    Awesome cards! I love the significance of this stamp set. Love the sentiments. Awesome Day 2.

  • 684
    Anette Eakins says:

    Love this set, the new paper pad and what you created with it! My husband was in the Army (which is when is when we met) and my oldest was in the National Guard. So, this set hits close to home for me.

  • 685
    Dawn F. says:

    Great projects!

  • 686
    Marilyn says:

    What an encouraging and uplifting set to honor those who serve so unselfishly to protect our freedoms. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • 687
    Sandy W, says:

    I especially like the military stars, and can’t wait to see more of the new impression plate that is used on the canyon clay card! Thank-you!

  • 688
    Sheila says:

    Love the new stamps and that paper is just wonderful. Can’t wait to get my hands on it all!

  • 689
    Tracey says:

    These are such amazing creations!! WOW!!

  • 690
    Kathi says:

    Love the new sets!! What an awesome idea. :). The card samples are amazing and I love them all, some very unique color combos as well. I have one friend’s husband in the military and I know he would appreciate any cards that were made for him! Thanks for all of the inspiration your cads rock…as usual. 😀

    Kathi

  • 691
    Just B says:

    Do they want the cards personally signed and written in, or do they want them blank to do with as they please?

  • 692
    Debee Meyer says:

    My list just keeps getting longer and longer. I’m amazed every month with the new products and samples.

  • 693
    Lauri Gulotta says:

    Fabulous items today to honor our military heroes, and yet be useful for other occasions as well. I also appreciated learning about Wounded Warriors and Operation Write Home today.