Get Limited Edition Funky Florals FREE!

By December 15, 2012Just Cards

We are very excited to announce a holiday special we are running, beginning TONIGHT at 10pm EST and continuing through January 14th!  

Funky Florals (a $15 value) will be available for customers as a FREE bonus with qualifying orders placed between 10pm EST, December 15th and 11:30pm EST, January 14th.

To qualify for the set, the order total needs to equal $100 or more before shipping and without Rewards Points discounts. Funky Florals is a limited edition set that will never be available for purchase, so be sure to get yours while they are available during this special holiday promotional period!

Today I have a few projects to share with you using this fantastic new set!  One of the best things about this new set is that is coordinates with the previously released Notched Flower dies.  The stamps bring these incredible floral shapes to a whole new level and makes them even more fun to use than before!  

Celebrate Card
My first project shows how you can create a dimensional flower accent for your projects with a combination of the Notched Flower dies and the new Funky Florals stamp set!

I die-cut the large & medium flowers from Berry Sorbet cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images using Berry Sorbet ink. For the center on the smallest flower, I stamped the dotted center and solid center on top of one another using a Glue Pad and sprinkled on some blue glitter. I used small scissors to cut slits at each of the notches, carrying the slit almost to the center of the flowers.  I bent each flower petal upwards slightly, cupping the flowers upward.  I then adhered them together, finishing the center with a clear rhinestone.

I used the previously released Celebrations stamp set to add sentiments to a strip of white cardstock, using Enchanted Evening & Berry Sorbet inks.  The leaves for the flower were die-cut using the Sending You dies from New Leaf cardstock and stamped with the coordinating images from the Sending You stamp set in New Leaf ink.

For the background of the card, I stamped Background Basics: Super Stripes on the diagonal onto Enchanted Evening cardstock using Enchanted Evening ink.  Everything was mounted onto a Classic Kraft card base.  Can't you just see making these flowers in every color of the rainbow?!?!?  Love it!

Happy Birthday Card
Now for something with a bit more of a soft vintage feel.  I decided to stamp directly onto my card front and forego the dies this time.  I trimmed the bottom edge of the Vintage Cream layer with the Edgers #1 die.

I used the rock-n-roll technique when stamping my flowers from Funky Florals, inking the whole flower with Autumn Rose and then rolling the edges in Scarlet Jewel.  I stamped a second time, just slightly off center for each bloom, without re-inking to create a shadow effect.  The leaves (from Turning a New Leaf) were added with Ripe Avocado ink, and they were double-stamped too.  I used the dotted centers from Embroidered Blooms with Dark Chocolate inks to accent the centers of the flowers.  I also added a few small accent flowers from Embroidered Blooms as well.

The sentiment (from Embroidered Blooms) was added in Dark Chocolate ink to the side.

The focal point was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base, which has been swiped with a bit of Vintage cream ink around the edges.

Smile That Bursts Card
Now for something really bright & bold!  I die-cut the Fabulous Frames shape from Summer Sunrise cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating polka-dotted frame from the Fabulous Frames stamp set using Orange Zest ink.

I die-cut the Notched Flowers from Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist & Harvest Gold cardstock.  They were then stamped with the new coordinating images from Notched Flowers using Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise inks.  The dotted centers of the flowers were added in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.  

I finished the centers of the flowers with buttons in their respective colors.

This fun sentiment (from Funky Florals) was heat embossed at the bottom of the frame using White Filigree Embossing Powder once again.

Definitely a card to brighten someone's day!

Grateful Card
I've had a bit of a fixation on black lately and this card totally embraces that!  I started by stamping the background with Polka Dot Basics II onto Smokey Shadow cardstock using True Black ink.

I die-cut the Notched Flowers from Pure Poppy cardstock and stamped the Funky Florals images in VersaMark.  As a fun little twist, I stamped the dotted flower centers twice in True Black ink, turning the stamp slightly for the second impression.  This creates a whole different look!   Rhinestones were added to the flower centers as a finishing touch.

I die-cut "grateful" from the Counting My Blessings die collection from True Black cardstock.  I then swiped a touch of Vintage Cream ink onto my Linen & Canvas impression plate and impressed the word with it.  The word was adhered over the flowers with small bits of foam tape.

The leaves were simply hand-cut from old book print.  I added a stitching detail down the center of each leaf with Sew Simple Borders using True Black ink.

Thinking of You Card
For my next project, I decided to try my hand at a single layer using Funky Flowers.  I pulled out an old favorite, Asian Fusion, to pair up with this new freebie.

I stamped the largest flower from Funky Florals in Ocean Tides and the flower center with Canyon Clay.  I added a solid flower from Asian Fusion to accent the middle of the large flower, using Dark Chocolate ink.  I die-cut a mask for the flower and added the leaves from Leaf Prints using Simply Chartreuse ink.  The branches from Asian Fusion were also added using Canyon Clay ink.  I added a few accent dots using a brown pen.

The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #7, which features mega sized version of the original sentiments in Asian Fusion.  The sentiment was added in Dark Chocolate ink.

I used a craft knife to cut around each of the leaves slightly so that I could curl the tips up for dimension.  The edge of the focal point was swiped with Tea Dye Duo ink and then the whole piece was mounted onto an Ocean Tides card base.

To the New Couple Card
I have one last card to share with you today!  Something soft & pretty, perfect for celebrating a wedding!  I started with a Soft Stone card front and stamped it with the leaves found in Embroidered Blooms using Charcoal Palette ink.

I die-cut the Notched Flowers from white cardstock and stamped them with the coordinating images from Funky Florals using Lavender Moon & Sweet Blush inks.  The dotted centers were added with Charcoal Palette ink as well.  Various sizes of rhinestones were added over the dots to add lots of sparkle and shine.

The sentiment as well as a few strategically placed butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies, were stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing Powder.

Everything was arranged onto a Smokey Shadow card base.

I hope that you enjoyed the inspiration I shared with you today using this new, limited edition set.  As you can see, Funky Florals is an amazingly versatile set that can be paired up with so many different elements from previously released sets!

We would LOVE to hear what you think of this new set and the fact that you will be getting it for FREE with a qualifying purchase!  What previously released sets do you think you would pair up with these gorgeous blooms?  What color combination do you think you might want to try with them?  

The Design Team will be sharing additional creations made with Funky Florals a bit later in the week, so we will be bringing you even more inspiration and ideas that you can use!  Thanks for stopping by!



  • STAMPS: Funky Florals (limited edition freebie) Background Basics: Super Stripes, Sending You, Celebrations
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Glue Pad
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf
  • OTHER: Notched Flower dies, Sending You dies, blue glitter (Doodlebug), rhinestone (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Funky Florals (limited edition freebie) Embroidered Blooms (available tonight), Turning a New Leaf
  • INK: Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • OTHER: Edgers #1 die
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Funky Florals (limited edition freebie) Fabulous Frames
  • INK: Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse Pattern PAck (stripes)
  • OTHER: Notched Flower dies, buttons (Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest), Sending You dies, Fabulous Frames die, White Filigree Embossing Powder
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"



  • STAMPS: Funky Florals (limited edition freebie) Asian Fusion, Think Big Favorites #7, Leaf Prints
  • INK: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, Tea Dye Duo
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Ocean Tides
  • OTHER: brown pen (American Crafts), craft knife (Fiskars), corner rounder punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"


  • STAMPS: Funky Florals (limited edition freebie), Embroidered Blooms (available tonight), Beautiful Butterflies
  • INK: VersaMark, Lavender Moon, Sweet Blush, Charcoal Palette
  • PAPER: Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White
  • OTHER: Notched Flower dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, rhinestones (KaiserCraft)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 3-3/4" x 6-3/4"
Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 70 Comments

  • 1
    Linda monroe says:

    This set is darling. I leila ink it up with bright colors like orange and yellow.

  • 2
    LisaD says:

    I love these new sets. Can’t wait to place an order.

  • 3
    Kelly says:

    Very nice. I appreciate the free gift with purchase. I love how you use Funky Florals with other sets and dies. Thanks.

  • 4
    Adrienne says:

    Wonderful! Just beautifully done. And timeless! Lucky us!

  • 5
    Donna Bowman says:

    Awesome cards! This was the set I wanted – excited to get it free with purchase!

  • 6

    Not funky at all, a very pretty little set, thanks for the opportunity to own it! Very pretty cards.

  • 7
    Sandy Kay says:

    Beautiful cards with this set! I love how you mix and match sets! I loved how you presented the word “grateful” At first I thought there was a new textured cardstock. Very clever!

  • 8
    Donna M says:

    What a pretty set, & I’m grateful for the gift. I just keep going back to see all the details, trying to decide which card is my fav. Love the blue glitter, & the texture on “grateful”. The use of Asian Fusion (one of my fav’s) is a nice surprise. Sooo pretty!

  • 9
    Michele L. says:

    Thanks for the sweet holiday gift offer. That is just so sweet and unexpected!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  • 10

    Ok…seriously so excited because I have a large order planned already…this is icing on the cake!!!

  • 11
    Diana K says:

    Nichole, each and every one of your Funky Flower cards is so creative. I am especially drawn to the Smile card for its cheerfulness and the Grateful card for its colour combo. Pure genius this morning!

  • 12
    Kristie says:

    So very pretty! Love each and everyone of your cards, especially the “grateful” one.
    Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!

  • 13
    Greta H says:

    Beautiful flower set–love that the die goes with it. Great cards!

  • 14
    Wendy H says:

    Gorgeous set. I can’t wait for the release.

  • 15
    Allison says:

    This set is gorgeous, I can’t wait to place my order. Such simple elegance, love how you popped the centre just by embossing.

  • 16
    D Golly says:

    I just LOVE this new free set. I can see all kinds of ways to use it. Thanks for such great products.

  • 17
    Nancy says:

    Since I was on a mission to view the latest release, I wasn’t reading when I first starting scrolling through your blog. Because of that, my initial reaction to Funky Florals was, “Nichole made a mistake. This set wasn’t included in the release.” After reading, I was happily surprised by this offer.
    Because the notched flower dies are ones that I reach for quite often, it is great to have a coordinating stamp set. It looks incredible with Asian Fusion; love that card. I think it would go nicely with Hello Sunshine. And the flower centers would make great fireworks.
    Thanks for this unexpected gift.

  • 18
    Tracey Kuzniak says:

    Awesome inspiration with such beautiful cards!!!!

  • 19
    Carrie P says:

    I love that you are offering up a gift that coordinates with dies that I already own!! The two inner-flower stamps remind me of dandelion wishes, so I’d love to pair that image up with one of your great “wish” sentiments!

  • 20
    Linda says:

    Love the Funky Flower stamp set and how you showcased it on all your cards. That black and red one really jumped out at me. Hope I can get my hands on this one.

  • 21

    This is a lovely set, and what a great little gift! I like your bold color choices the best.

  • 22
    Connie F. says:

    Love this set. This is just part of the reason PTI is such a huge success – you are so nice to your customers and we can tell you appreciate our business. I appreciate that you give us so much inspiration every single month and that you design new stamps to coordinate with previously released stamp sets and dies. Since the set is “Funky” I think I will try some “60’s” color combination – bright and fun. Thanks again for this free gift. Can’t wait to see more creations from the design team.

  • 23
    Dana says:

    I’m so stoked that there is now a coordinating stamp set for the Notched Flowers dies! They were a must have for me and this set goes fabulously with them!
    Your projects are GORGEOUS! They showcase the versatility of this set, from funky to memorial… I am in love!!

  • 24
    Toni Storie says:

    What a cute set! I love the different flower centers included. It’s great to get a free set, makes a customer feel appreciated!

  • 25
    Donna K says:

    Love Funky Florsl. It’s so cool how you made it suit 4 different color combos. I always love to see ways to build using other sets as well. I plan to reaquaint myself with some old favorites while I have time off for Christmas. Can’t wait to get some of this month’s products too.

  • 26
    Victoria h says:

    Hmmm… A tempting offer!

  • 27
    Cindy Coutts says:

    Love it and the examples. The set is the perfect compliment to the rest of your line. I appreciate how you’re step pig up the current line.

  • 28
    MOI says:

    Everything is just gorgeous. Love the “freebie”. Fun and funky as the name implies. Thanks for another month well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 29
    Debbie says:

    I love this new set, and can’t wait to place my order, so I can have one to play with!

  • 30
    Teri says:

    Love the color schemes and versatility of the funky florals. I appreciate the free gift with purchase. I love how you use Funky Florals with other sets and dies. Thank you!

  • 31
    Kathy P says:

    Love flower stamps and this is no exception. Love how you have used this set.

  • 32
    Marlena M says:

    Wow, a free set? That is so generous!!! I can see pairing this with Hello Sunshine…the sentiment and circles would compliment it perfectly.

  • 33

    What a wonderful and generous surprise you presented me with. I love this new set, and will be pleased to receive it. I could see pairing it with some of the flowers from Sending You. I still love that set, and those flowers are really so unique.

  • 34
    Bee says:

    Nice, the red poppies card was my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 35
    Charmaine says:

    Very cool…can’t wait to make a purchase to get this freebie!

  • 36
    maria f. says:

    Those blooms are so cute especially in bright, bold colors. Love that sentiment!

  • 37

    I am very excited to see this FREE stamp set with $100.00 purchase. I have the notched flower dies and with the release this month of Embroidered Blooms I was thinking how great it would be to have a stamp set that coordinated with the notched flower dies, and here they are!

  • 38
    Karen says:

    So cool. Can’t wait to order!

  • 39
  • 40
    Marisa says:

    Such a fun set! I love flower sets and can never have enough. Great sentiment about the laugh and smile!

  • 41
    Lindsey says:

    What a fun set. I love that it pairs with the notched flowers dies (which I already have, yay!). I can see all sorts of color comos in this sets future…one of my firsts will probably be raspberry sorbet and lemon tart….and maybe hawaiian shores and new leaf, too.

  • 42
    Jeannie L says:

    What a lovely stamp set. Totally love your cards!

  • 43
    Debbie S says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful gift. Your cards are just amazing. I really enjoy when you and your design team incorporate new sets with previously released stamp sets.

  • 44
    Meghan says:

    I LOVE that it coordinates with the notched flower die [one of my all-time PTI faves]. What a nice little holiday surprise for us Papertrey Ink fans!

  • 45
    Joan B says:

    beautiful set and beautiful cards! as always!

  • 46

    What a wonderful surprise this is!! I love this set and especially how it works with the notched flowers!! Your cards are amazing again, Nichole, love the color combinations!!

  • 47
    Sharon D says:

    What a nice surprise Funky Florals is! Thank you so much! I love your bold color choices–Berry Sorbet and Enchanted Evening, and Pure Poppy and black–so dramatic!

  • 48
    janet wilson says:

    Fabulous “Funky Floral” set = the glittered centers are so pretty! Lovely “Christmas gift”, to get with a very easily attainable shopping amount ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!!!

  • 49
    Mateja says:

    Lovely set ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 50
    Geri G says:

    What a very generous offer! The cards that you made to showcase Funky Floral are sure to have everyone ordering over $100!!!

    Happy holidays!

  • 51
    Robbin Clements says:

    This set is so pretty!!

  • 52
    see mary stamp says:

    What a lovely set and such a nice surprise add-on to qualifying orders this month.

  • 53
    Laura Boyd says:

    I love this set. When I saw the picture I thought of the notched flower dies. Then I read the description. I love that you made stamps to go with the dies. What a generous gift. Thank you.

  • 54
    Kathy H says:

    I love all of the stamp sets and every one of the cards you and your DT have created! True Love….. sigh!

  • 55
    DeAnna L says:

    way cool! the funky floral will be a great addition.

  • 56
    Tanja S. says:

    The new funky floral set is great – thanks for giving us so much inspiration with the lovely projects!

  • 57
    Renee Brantner says:

    wow, thanks for the free offer

  • 58
    karenb says:

    This new set is so nice! I love how it coordinates with the notched dies. Your cards are amazing!!

  • 59
    Sheryl says:

    Love all the different looks you get with the Funky Florals…so creative!

  • 60
    Teresa Blue says:

    Funky Florals is too cute!

  • 61
    Angel says:

    Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you! Nothing better than a free gift with purchase, and one that is actually AWESOME! I love all the cards you made combined with older sets. I would like to try embossing the funky florals in white on to a kraft base. Can’t wait to place my order!

  • 62
    Mitzi says:

    What a fun set, can’t wait to order. Thanks for shaing all your great ideas.

  • 63
    Helen F. says:

    What a fun and “funky” set ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE the bright and cheery card samples you showcase here. Thank you so much for all the inspiration with the December release, PTI!!

  • 64
    Kathy Mc says:

    Hmmm, now I have to think about all the sets in my stash to decide which ones would coordinate with your “free” Funky Florals. As always, Nichole, your creations are fabulous and what a wonderful release!

  • 65
    Joan V says:

    I love that Funky Floral set. These cards are so cheery. Thanks for sharing.

  • 66
    Carol Wilson says:

    Funky Florals is fun! (And I see fireworks in there too!)

  • 67
    Kim G says:

    Love this set, can’t wait!! Thank you very much! Merry Christmas to all of PTI nation!!

  • 68
    Pam W. says:

    WOW! I am so excited to have a set that will go with the Notched Flowers dies. And FREE????!!!! How very kind of Papertrey to give us this gift. Thank you! As for your samples……OMW! I love each and every one of them. I can’t wait to see what the DT comes up with.

    Happy holidays to all of the Papertrey family!

  • 69
    Christine Sudmann says:

    Iยดd love to use the funky florals for 4th of July cards in classic red, blue and white or perhaps silver. The remind me of fireworks!

    Greetings, Christine

  • 70
    Erika T says:

    LOL LOL OMG!!! I totally am surprised because when I saw my invoice I saw the Funky Florals and I thought to myself, now I didn’t order that stamp set so I ran over to the link where you can see all the names of the stamp sets and I didn’t see it. Then the light bulb came on!! I am soo tickled with this stamp set!! Totally awesome especially since I don’t use my Notched die very often even though I love it. Now it gives me more incentive to use it. Thanks soooo very much for this wonderful surprise.

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