Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2011

2011

Today we are diving into the year 2011!

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After 25 years, countless nuggets of wit and wisdom, tens of millions of dollars worth of "Oprah's Favorite Things" giveaways, and a star-studded farewell concert, The Oprah Winfrey Show ended on May 25. The "brave" final show starred no one but the Queen of Talk herself, as she thanked her viewers for their support and extolled a few final life lessons. Winfrey signed off by saying, "I won't say goodbye. I'll just say until we meet again." Oprah is no doubt hoping that her legion of fans will follow her to the floundering Oprah Winfrey Network, the ratings-challenged cable channel she launched.

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After selling 450 million books, raking in $6 billion at the box office, and becoming an inextricable part of an entire generation's childhood, one of most popular franchises in history came to an end when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 hit theaters in July. The film earned rave reviews from critics, adding another $1.3 billion to the series' box office total. But with a revolutionary new website, amusement parks, and countless fond memories, it's likely that the Boy Who Lived won't die out soon.

 

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Background Basics: Newsprint is the ideal stamp set for creating your own vintage looking newsprint! Whether creating large patterns to use on cards and scrapbook pages or smaller embellishments with touches of newsprint, Background Basics: Newsprint makes it so easy to recreate the look of an old-time newspaper any time youโ€™d like. Use just one of the stamps on your project or mix and match the pieces to build your own newspapers! 

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Background Basics Newsprint - Dawn

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Background Basics Newsprint - Dawn 2

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Background Basics Newsprint - Dawn 3

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Background Basics Newsprint - Nichole

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Background Basics Newsprint - Lizzie

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Background Basics Newsprint - Melissa

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Dawn says, "Whether you go for a black & white color scheme and make a more realistic looking newspaper background, or stamp the newspaper in color, this set just makes the most interesting and fun backgrounds!  I love that you can layer it behind virtually any stamp images and that you can use it on either masculine or feminine cards!  This one's got a timelessness about it, which means you can keep using it again and again for years!"

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Winter Penguin – How cute is this fun little penguin? This little guy will be perfect on wintery themed cards and projects and just add in some snowflakes for an instant blizzard!

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Winter Penguin - Heather

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Winter Penguin - Heather 2

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Winter Penguin - Ashley

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Winter Penguin - Danielle

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Winter Penguin - Nichole

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Winter Penguin - Nichole 2

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Winter Penguin - Melissa

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Heather says, "The cute little penguin from the Winter Penguin set is the first of a bunch of fun characters that I have designed for Papertrey Ink. I have done so many fun projects with this set and it was so much fun to pull out and revisit again!"

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Year of Flowers Collection – You loved them large and now you can enjoy them in a much smaller scale as well. Our Year of Flowers series has now been reduced by about half the size and combined into a single set. This smaller scale opens a whole new realm of design possibilities and allows you to create coordinating items with ease. This new version is also a great way to try the flowers out, pick a favorite or two, and purchase the full-size versions of those particular sets. Either way, the fantastic detail and gorgeous illustrations make this set worth every penny!

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Nichole

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Nichole 2

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Andrea

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Danielle

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Debbie

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Year Of Flowers Collection - Melissa

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Laurie says, "I have always loved the Year of Flowers series and I remember being so delighted when the Year of Flowers Collection set released! With the many new coloring tools available now, these timeless flowers are even more fun to create with today!"

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Garden Variety – This beautiful, subtly vintage stamp set is dedicated to the art or gardening. With classic gardening accessories and a customizable seed packet frame, you will adore all the mix and match options available. The heartwarming sentiments that Melissa Phillips developed as companions for these darling images will be the perfect thing for so many occasions. Be sure to consider the coordinating die for this set to make it even easier to work with. 

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Garden Variety - Melissa

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Garden Variety - Dawn

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Garden Variety - Nichole

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Garden Variety - Jess

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Garden Variety - Betsy

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Garden Variety - Mish

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Stephanie says, "So I am basically the worst gardener ever but this set has always been my stamp crush. Gardening never goes out of style and this set is the perfect example. That seed packet gives me all the heart eyes!"

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Tremendous Treats: Valentine – We have super-sized many of your most well-loved images from the Tiny Treats: Valentine set along with a few basic sentiments. Not only has the size been multiplied, but the amount of uses and applications has as well! 

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Nichole

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Danielle

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Betsy

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Debbie

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Melissa

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Tremendous Treats Valentine - Jess

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Wanda says, "This stamp set is so adorable. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite crafting holidays! The stamps in this set are great for Valentine's, or any other time you need to give someone a treat."

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Future

Now it's time for the future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!

-Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust them off and make an all new project using it!

-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in todays' post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

-Share your new project with us in the Inlinkz list below and you will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! Only one project entry per person please.

For an alternate/additional way to win, leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite 2011 Papertrey stamp set is and why. It can be one of the sets shown today, or you can check out the "Stamps by Release" section of our store HERE. We will randomly select a winner from the comments for an additional $25 gift certificate. 

-You have until 7am ET, February 21st to add your project and/or comment. Winners will be selected that morning and posted on a special "Celebrating the Past, Present & Future: Winners" post the next morning, 7am ET, February 22nd. We can't wait to see your projects!

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  • 1
    Lori Cullen says:

    I absolutely love the winter penguin set. I have used it to make calendars, Christmas cards, and even a set of number magnets for my preschool class.

    I also use the seed packet die all the time for gift cards. It’s the perfect size!

  • 2
    Linda C says:

    I have a lot of stamp sets from 2011 but none of the illustrated ones although the year of the flowers collection is on my wish list. I use Inside and Out Birthday all of the time and then Nativity Silhouettes for my Christmas cards a lot.

  • 3
    Isabel Z says:

    I love my winter penguin set and use it all the time. No dust on him! He has taken center stage on birthday cards wearing a little party hat, graduation cards with a little diploma tucked under this wing, and of course Christmas cards. He still makes me smile.

  • 4
    Karen says:

    I have both the Year of Flowers and Garden Variety. Today’s post is inspiration to dust them off and get them back into stamping rotation!

  • 5
    Amanda says:

    Tremendous Treats is the only one of these sets that live in my home, though two of the others just found their way into my cart. Tremendous Treats: Valentine needs no dusting off! It was on my counter yesterday. I guess it will be coming right back out today.

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    Cyndie says:

    Year of Flowers Collection was my favorite set of 2011; it has so many wonderful images that have so many applications–cards, seed packets, jewelry (using shrink plastic) to name a few.

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    Debbie P says:

    I have a 4 year old grandson so I love all the Boy Basics sets especially Out of This World.

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    Cindy C says:

    So many great sets released that year! My favorites are Ad Sense, Hanging Out (my favorite baby set) and In the Meadow

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    Donna Gourley says:

    Garden Variety would have to have my vote today for my favorite set of the year. I love to spend time in my flower beds and this set reminds me of the joy I receive from working in the yard.

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    Imke Ludwig says:

    I had to have “Year of Flowers” at the time, but I rarely use it. I do not know why. Thank you for the inspiration. I especially like Andrea’s card. I will try that.

  • 11
    Donna Phelan says:

    LOVE that Garden Variety! My wish list grows from day to day!

  • 12
    Luanne Ford says:

    I’ve always loved Garden Variety! I can’t believe I don’t own it! That watering can is the cutest!

  • 13
    annheidel says:

    Nativity Silhouettes and its Additions set. I also love the Tag-Its series that was released in 2011.

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    Crisanne D. says:

    I was thrilled when you released the Boy Basics groups and Grunge Me! These stamps filled a huge hole in my collection, and are still my favorite to use for cards and tags for my boys!

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    Diana K says:

    There was lots to love in 2011, but Rosie Posie takes it all! Other favourites are Bells & Boughs and Mehndi Medallion. And you’re making me all nostalgic for inked edges; they made everything look better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Victoria h says:

    I started stamping in 2011. Love the garden variety set- the sentiments are versatile and images are timeless.

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    Melissa S. says:

    The whole April release of Boy Basics sets and masculine sets were my favorites as well as Tag its sets, friendship jar fillers, daydreamer, and the Christmas sets release. I bought a lot of stamps in 2011. Too many.

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    Joyce says:

    I feel like I’m a broken record saying friendship Jar fillers so I’ll switch it up and go with an awesome stand alone set, Harvest Berries! There are so many great sets in 2011. It’s hard to pick!

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    jan metcalf says:

    Garden Variety is an all time favorite!! Also have the penquins! Now I need to stroll through the memories of year 2011… to see what I have loved and what I still need, HA!

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    GinaEgg says:

    2011 is the year I finally got to order from PTI! I cannot tell you how excited I was to get that box in my hands – after following the DT for what seemed like *forever*! ๐Ÿ™‚ BB: Newsprint is my absolute favorite background. It is a great classic.

  • 21
    Shelly says:

    My favorite stamp set of 2011 is Mehndi Medallion Mini. I love the techniques like emboss resist that can be done with this set!

  • 22
    Vicki A says:

    I have a couple of the stamp sets highlighted today, I think I need to revisit those sets! Love the past and the present cards! Although there are not any new introductions, this has been a fun event month! Thank you!

  • 23
    Dana Kirby says:

    Another year of Wonderful stamps!! I love garden variety but I think I will use that cute little penguin today- it is always a good day to make a Christmas card! Thanks for the fun!!

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    Leigh Penner says:

    My favourite set released in 2011 is Garden Variety, which, ironically enough, I only purchased last year!

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    Holly Saveur says:

    I do have lot from 2011..and also Garden Variety and Year of Flowers Collection and also background Basics Newsprint!
    They are all SO well used the dies too..!!
    I love this going back in time..such a GREAT idea..makes me want to take them out and start playing with them for sure..i am so happy with all my PTI stamps … LOVE them ..they are SUPER!!!

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    I love Winter Penguin! I need to get it out again to play with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Vicki Finger says:

    Mega Mehndi Medallions is my favorite set from 2011 and is one of my favorites any time! I love doing Emboss Resist and Emboss techniques using this set!

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    Cindyblizzard@aol.vom says:

    2011 I was adding to my collection at a steady pace I think I’ve collected every love set possible.

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    Natasha says:

    My favorites from 2011 are the It’s a Jungle Out There set (I have such a soft spot for animal stamps), Harvest Berries (this one was so unlike any other leafy line art that I had seen at that point), and Rosie Posie (with the mix of bold floral and geometric shapes this one is an amazing staple)

    After seeing today’s features, I think I may pull out the Year of Flowers Collection. I own it, but am not sure that I’ve ever used it!!

  • 30
    Christine Nixon says:

    I bought Garden Variety and it is still one of my favorites!

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    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    For 2011, it’s a toss up between Modern Basics and Harvest Berries. Opposite ends of the spectrum, but the images in each will always be useful.

  • 32
    Cindy O says:

    I’ve always loved the cards made with Year of Flowers and the Year of Flowers collection – and those are my favorites today. Of the 2011 sets that I have (none of the 5 featured though) my favorite is Peaceful Garden.

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    I really like the year of the flowers collection since you can customize the card to the recipient’s favourite flower.

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    karen h says:

    Ack, these picking favorites posts are so challenging! I narrowed 2011 down to Autumn Acorns and Bells & Boughs. I use both of these sets frequently. I love how many different shapes of Acorns there are (and the patterned tops are fun). The Bells can be used for so many different occasions; and the greenery is perfect for adding touches to any card.

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    Sharri Reeves says:

    Garden Variety. I didn’t purchase it right away, maybe not even for a year or two, but once I gave in and had it come live at my house, I never regretted it. Love the versatility of this set, love making shakers with the seed packet. I have lots of other sets from this year, but Garden Variety is my favorite.

  • 36
    Terry says:

    While I have Year of Flowers and enjoy using it, my favorite of 2011 is Mendhi Medallion, One of the best sets ever!

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    Judy Stiles says:

    Garden Variety is such a beautiful set, and is still a favorite of mine to this day!

  • 38
    Jennifer T says:

    How is it that I’ve never seen Winter Penguins before?! I absolutely love it…amazing cards ladies!

  • 39
    Kristina says:

    Garden variety is definitely a favorite! Love having the walk down memory lane!.

  • 40
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Garden Variety is one of my favorites! Love the distressed look on the images and the coordinating die! Fantastic samples ladies with all the different sets.

  • 41

    I am happy that most of the stamp sets you showcased today are happy living with me! My favourite of them is Tremendous Treats. Such a sweet set and so many possibilities. Cheers.

  • 42
    Jeni says:

    My favorite set from 2011 has to be Friendship Jar Summer Fillers. Friendship Jar Summer Fillers was the first set I bought from the jar series & I was hooked on them after that. Placing objects in that cute jar is just so much fun.

  • 43
    Megan Carroll says:

    My favorite 2011 set is the Holiday Stylish Sentiments set!

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    Becky Green says:

    It HAS TO BE “A Year of Flowers!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOOOOOVE FLORALS! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 45
    Jill S says:

    Lots of great stamps from this year. I love the tag it series, the friendship jars, modern basics… If I am reading through the blog correctly, I think the very first PTI item I purchased was from 2011, “By the Numbersโ€ number dies

  • 46
    Sue McRae says:

    There really was a lot of fabulous releases in 2011. I loved the ginkgo leaves in the Harvest Berries set, the wonderful wording and style of Simple Sentiments and all the detail in the Mehndi Medallion set.

  • 47
    Julia Aston says:

    I have the Tremendous Treat Valentine set of those shown today – love the tiny images with so many ways to use them! of 2011 I also love Boys Basics Truck it, Happy Trails, It’s a Jungle out there (love the 2 stamp stamping with this fun set and the dies!) Harvest Berries (beautiful images) and one of my all time Christmas favorites – In the Meadow along with the dies!

  • 48
    Pam Hollie says:

    Tremendous Treats Valentine is one of my all time favorites. So many ways to use it and it’s so fun to play with!

  • 49
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    I own all, but 1, of the sets highlighted today. Background Basics: Newsprint and Garden Variety will forever remain favorites.

  • 50
    DGolly says:

    Gotta say this is so much fun strolling down memory lane. It’s got me excited to take out the these stamps sets and play.

  • 51
    Maureen P says:

    Okay, today is easy! I still have Dawn’s background basic newsprint set. Timeless and classic and will never leave my studio!

  • 52
    Marianne M says:

    I’m surprised how many of the 2011 stamps I have in my stash! My favorite is the Bells & Boughs stamps and dies! I’ve made beautiful cards with them; am also planning on making some Christmas tags.

  • 53
    Linda Lander says:

    Love the gardening set…someway I missed that one when it was released… Again, I hate to keep saying this, but this release is just plain fun…I look forward to it everyday..

  • 54
    Karen says:

    I find it funny that there are so many sets of PTI I still have never even seen. The penguin set is one of them. It is just absolutely adorable! Garden Variety was one of the first PTI sets I had to own.
    Karen

  • 55
    Peggy S says:

    So many great sets released on 2011, but favorites are Garden Variety, In the Meadow, and Inside & Out Birthday. I use the Birthday set ALL THE TIME.

  • 56
    Lisa G. says:

    I think Rosie Posie and Think Big series were two of my favorite from that year.

  • 57
    Sandy S. says:

    I don’t have any of these 2011 sets (yet!), but I love Garden Variety. It’s now in my wish list!

  • 58
    Sandy S. says:

    Oh, was Rosie Posie 2011? That, with the Step II additions, is my favorite PTI set ever!

  • 59
    Greta H says:

    I discovered PTI in 2011 & have quite a few sets from that year including Year in Flowers Collection. Very hard to pick a favorite–love Tiny Tags, Rosie Posie, Harvest Berries & the other sweet little floral sets I have. Fun looking back & now I want to use all my stamps!

  • 60
    Linda Reilly says:

    2011 was a great year of releases. Think Big Favorites, In The Meadow, Nativity Silhouettes and many more fantastic sets. How can I pick just one favorite?

  • 61

    Just had to quickly chime in that the wedding date for William and Kate was actually April 29th (not the 22nd) – I remember it well because I married on April 30 of the same year.

    I adore that winter penguin as a favorite, but really loved some of the “boy basics” sets released that year as well!

  • 62
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the Winter Penguin set! It is so charming! Great sentiments, pretty snowflakes, and a darling penguin!

  • 63

    I really love the Tremendous Treats Valentine because it really can be used all year long and the images are so stinkin’ adorable!!!

  • 64
    BeverlyBL says:

    I always loved Heather’s “Winter Penguin”. He is just the cutest.

  • 65
    Carol Blaisdell says:

    I must say that I am SO enjoying this “look into the past” of PTI stamps, and I am spending WAY too much time on the computer looking at all of the samples. Most of these stamp sets are “new” to me because of having my head in the sand, BUT my favorite would have to be Garden Variety, and the sweet touch of Melissa!

  • 66
    Rebecca F. says:

    I love the year of flowers! So many beautiful ways to use these florals!

  • 67
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    I love Garden Variety!

  • 68
    Jennifer Thompson says:

    My favorite set from 2011 is probably Bells & Boughs.

  • 69
    JanetB says:

    Again, it is so fun to see all these sets in use, again. I love my Garden Variety, and In the Meadow sets from 2011.

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    Barb says:

    This was a great year for the stamp sets as I think I have them all… I’ve used the year of the flowers collection several times for so many occasions and any of the tiny and tremendous treats are fitting as well. Sooo cute.

  • 71

    Oh my goodness…AGAIN! 2011 was a VERY good year! I have a lot of the sets. But when I saw Rosie Posie…hands down my favorite of the year. Love that set! I’m busting it out for the challenge!

  • 72
    LindaM says:

    I think this was the year I started stamping and one of the Papertrey Ink stamp sets that caught my eye was Garden Variety. The design did such lovely things with this set and I was impressed I started ordering from Papertrey Ink.

  • 73
    Michelle Michael says:

    Garden Variety is at the top of my favorites list- always surprise myself with how nice my creations looks using this set!

  • 74
    Mutzy Mia says:

    My favorite of 2011 is the Harvest Berries set. I like the unique leaves which always adds additional interest on a card. In going back and looking at looking at all the releases a couple more sets have been added to my list…both of which were featured today. Thanks for giving us time to look back…I really appreciate having no release this month and focusing on what has come before and what we can do with what we already have.

  • 75
    Sherrie M. says:

    My absolute favorite, hands down, from 2011 is Mehndi Medallion. It never leaves my craft table, its so great for classy, elegant cards for birthdays, sympathy, thinking of you…

  • 76
    Cindy H. says:

    So hard to pick a favorite but my most used is probably Tremendous Treats – Valentine. Love that set and I have used it for different occasions, too.

  • 77
    Kathy Mc says:

    That little penguin is so cute but my favs from 2011 include Harvest Berries, In The Meadow and Rosie Posie. I own those and use them frequently. Fun countdown of the past!

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    Nancy says:

    So nice to see older sets re-visited and such great inspiration. Unfortunately I’m not where all my supplies are at this time, so I’ll keep this post to refer back to.
    I do have the Background Newsprint set which I’ve used many ties for baby and birthday cards, but now I see other ways to use it too.
    I also have the Valentine stamp set, which I had forgotten about, h’mm could have used it yesterday, darn!
    I also have the Garden set which hasn’t seen too much use, but will after seeing all of these adorable cards the team has created.
    Thanks for re-visiting older stamp sets.

  • 79
    Adele Holcomb says:

    I do have one of the featured sets! Garden Variety is a favorite, that keeps coming out to make pretty cards with seed packets.

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    Noreen says:

    I like the Nativity Silhouettes for its simplicity and timelessness. I’ve always loved the newsprint background, too.

  • 81
    Carrie P says:

    My favorite stamp set from 2011 is Think Big Favorites #2. I just love that Thank You sentiment! It’s the perfect size and design for perching my favorite critters upon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karen B. says:

    Winter penguin is so fun! I love all the sets though!

  • 83
    Mel H says:

    Year of Flowers was a set I ordered almost the second it came out. It was one I just had to have.

  • 84
    Helen F. says:

    My favorite set of stamps/dies form 2011 is Rosie Posie! The flower images and bouquet arrangement designs create such classic and elegant cards for any occasion you can imagine. I constantly reach for that set, it’s timeless ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sharon J says:

    I have always coveted the Year of Flowers series. I didn’t realise there was a whole set of mini versions. Another thing to add to my “wish list”! Thanks for the trip down memory late to review all these past beauties.

  • 86
    Linda says:

    I think 2011 is the year I really started my obsession with PTI as I have many stamps from that year. Couple of favorites: Rosie Posie, Daydreamer, Harvest Berries. I guess it’s more than a couple.

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    Terri E says:

    The tiny treat valentine set is fantastic and one I have really used a bunch

  • 88
    Jayell says:

    I have a few of these sets but I really love Background Basics-Newsprint. It’s great as either a subtle background or a focal point and especially useful for men’s cards.

  • 89
    Rachael Burdick says:

    I have so many stamp sets from 2011 it’s hard to choose. I think my favorites are Boy Basics and Congrats All Ways. I still use these stamps today!

  • 90
    Pat A. says:

    I love all of the Think Big Favorites. I’ve used them over and over again!

  • 91
    Kathy Krug says:

    Love the background newsprint stamp.Of course, the design team makes every stamp a must have.

  • 92
    Beverly Perdue says:

    My favorite stamp set from 2011 is the Inside and Out Birthday set. I use this set often and I love it! It’s great to be able to stamp a message inside the card. Thanks for all the great inspiration for all of the older stamp sets.

  • 93
    Nancy M says:

    The Tag-its series is my favorite from 2011. I reach for those little images all the time to add a special extra touch to a card.

  • 94
    Kathryn A says:

    I loved the Tremendous Treats Valentines and the Winter Penguin stamps, and have used them to death! Terrific stamps!

  • 95
    Debs says:

    March 2011: Tiny Tags Stamp set is my favorite. Another great example of why PTI is…tag your it…the best in the business.

  • 96
    Becs Attwood says:

    My favorite set released in 2011 was the Modern Basics set – I loved Maile’s style right from the start & this set is so versatile & fun to play with.

  • 97
    Pat Whitley says:

    I do not have it, but I do love Year of Flowers!

  • 98
    Sherry G says:

    My favorite set shown today is the Garden Variety. I love the seed packets Betsy made, and the amazing chocolate cake-filled garden pots Jessica made.

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    Leanne S says:

    The winter penguins set is adorable.

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    Lorraine says:

    My favorites for 2011 were all of the Boy Basics stamp sets, Grunge Me & In the Meadow!

  • 101
    Nancy Wilcox says:

    The Year of Flowers is a favorite of mine.

  • 102
    Sandy Dayhoff says:

    I have Winter Penguin and Garden Variety – both very timeless sets!

  • 103
    Jeanne H says:

    Delightful looking at all the cards with the old sets. Love the penguin ones, and especially the newspaper box card by Lizzie.

  • 104
    Julie says:

    The Think Big Favorites are some of my most used sentiments. Love them!

  • 105
    Steffi H. says:

    The winter penguin is one of my all time favs. I own the matching die, too, and I use these items very often.

  • 106
    Barbra Lawson says:

    I just love the Tremendous Treats Valentines! I have used it every Valentine’d Day since I bought it. My boy is moving on to 6th grade next year and exchanging of the valentines has come to an end. (Having a bit of a pity party right now!) I will not give up this wonderful set though. So many of the images are wonderful for other occasions.

  • 107
    lainey says:

    No question about it – Harvest Berries is my favorite from 2011. I use that set all the time!

  • 108
    Anne B says:

    So many favourites here, but I’m going to pick Winter Penguin. I’ve used it so many times – particularly for a friend who’s really into penguins. Just love the images!

  • 109

    Thanks for this wonderful peek into the past and the stunning inspiration cards. My favorite set of 2011 is the Background Basics: Newsprint. I love large background stamps and this one is just fantastic. Also love the beautiful inspiration cards.

  • 110
    Keri says:

    Definitely the Love Lives Here Holiday stamp set is my favorite for 2011. I love the “homey” down to earth feel of it. Especially for the Christmas season.

  • 111
    LauraJane:) says:

    Daydreamer Stamp Set is my favorite from 2011!

  • 112
    Debbie says:

    Winter penguins are absolutely adorable. I have been inspired to pull out my Year of Flowers Collection and Garden Variety after seeing todays lovely post.

  • 113
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    Ohh, so many cute sets today! I think I have almost all of these! Lol. I love Garden Variety – I have used it over and over again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 114
    LR says:

    I love Button Boutique and Garden Variety and have enjoyed using them and the recipients of the cards that I make with them, love them, too! I would like to get Newsprint, which is on my wish list!

  • 115
    S. Molinari says:

    My favorite is Button Boutique! I love all things sewing!

  • 116
    Kris says:

    Oh, yea…..my favorite all-time EVER craft project were the Garden Variety peat pots from Jessica Witty (and by the way…still miss her immensely!). I made decadent brownies rather than cakes and served them up at a backyard “girl” boutique party for my friends. Gotta say “WOWED” them all! Thanks to Jessica and the PTI products…so fun!

  • 117
    Joyce M. says:

    Now we have arrived at the time where I started stamping. I have so many of these sets. What a treat to pull them out again and see them in use.

  • 118
    L. Sunn says:

    Grunge Me is definitely my favorite from 2011 and I still use it quite often. It makes masculine cards so much easier.

  • 119

    I love the seed packet stamp set, they are just lovely! However, the newsprint set is one I bought after the release, because I just so want to have it badly, LOL!

  • 120

    My favourite it Tremendous Treats Valentine – so versatile and useful.

  • 121
    Dolores says:

    I didn’t discover PTI until about 2 years ago so I don’t have any of these sets. I really love Garden Variety. That would be a great addition to the flower stamp sets I do have.

  • 122
    Catherine Milne says:

    Everybody always talks about Tremendous Treats and I don’t have that set. Never gave it much thought actually. But now I can see it has lots of uses and it just may be mine someday soon.

    Garden Variety has my heart though. Paired with Year of Flowers and it’s the hands down winner.

  • 123
    storymusicgirl says:

    The Boy Basics sets have been great. I have a son and lots of nephews so I get a lot of use from Frog Hop, Game On, Out of This World, Rock On and Skater Dude!

  • 124
    Dee says:

    Great year for stamp sets. I do own a few from this year. I couldn’t resist the flowers of the month.

  • 125
    Cindy Otto says:

    I love Garden Variety, Button Boutique, and In the Meadow, BUT the all time PTI classic has to be Rosie Posie!

  • 126
    Carmela Hubler says:

    Wow, some fabulous sets and projects. Love the year of flowers and the darling little Winter Penguin. The Basic Newsprints is quite unusual. I haven’t seen a stamp like that before. I really like that as well!

  • 127
    Lee Anne says:

    Tiny Treats! This was a great release for me and I remember using a gift card I received for Christmas to purchase it. I have used it on many projects besides just Valentine’s Day! Can’t wait to pull this one out again!

  • 128
    Noelle says:

    Wow…what fun sets and amazing inspiration. My girls and I would have been temped to get that cute Penguin set!

  • 129
    Martha says:

    Garden Variety is my favorite 2011 stamp set. Thanks, Melissa, for the darling images and sweet sentiments in this set.

  • 130
    Colleen F says:

    I love the Friendship Jar stamps as well as Bells & boughs…I use that a LOT for Christmas as well as the Tremendous Treats Christmas, which has been seen on a lot of tags over the years!

  • 131
    Kathie B says:

    Harvest Berries from August is a special favorite of mine. The leaves are so graceful and elegant..it mKes me happy just to look at them!

  • 132
    Judie Attard says:

    The Tremendous treats valentine is way too cute I love it!! Thanks for all this awesome inspiration!

  • 133
    Jill A says:

    I love the Year Of The Flowers collection and the little penguin is so cute!!!!!

  • 134
    Kim Badelt says:

    I think I have all of the 2011 showcased sets today ๐Ÿ˜ฎ it was obviously a great year and makes it really hard to choose a favourite. But if I have to I will go with Tremendous Treats Valentine – the images are adorable and versatile for so much more than just valentines.

  • 135

    I am adding a lot to m wish list Love the Garden Variety set. I have the Harvest Berries and need to use them more.

  • 136

    Loved Button Boutique so much! Always have to mention Christmas sets, too, like Love Lives Here Holiday and In the Meadow!

  • 137
    Iris Shubert says:

    I love “Winter Penguin” . I have it, it is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 138
    LaFaunB says:

    I love the Winter Penguin!!

  • 139
    Lauren Yo. says:

    I fell in love with Garden Variety because of the seed packet & frame & I still love the set so much today!

  • 140
    Lori B says:

    I think the set that gets the most loving from 2011 is the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers. I use those little stacked hearts every year for Valentine cards & still love, love, love those tulips.

  • 141
    marcy says:

    I have always enjoyed the Newsprint stamp. It can be used in so many ways. I love it for announcements. When it first came out I thought it was such a clever stamp.

  • 142
    Vicki Smith says:

    Garden Variety is my favorite and I started shopping on line in 2013 so I don’t have any products from 2011. Very happy I found PTI when I did!

  • 143

    My favorite from 2011 is Simple Sunflower! I LOVE that set! Part of it is that I am a Kansas girl and sunflowers are so beautiful to me. This set made creating with them so easy!

  • 144
    Laraine R says:

    I love winter penguin & Year of Flowers Collection. Both are fabulous sets! This is so fun going back and see what was released and the great card samples!

  • 145
    Stacy Simpson says:

    2011 was a great year. Many favorites… In the Meadow, Shape up Snowman, Winter Penguin, but I love the Boy Basics stamp series!

  • 146
    Penny P. says:

    I love garden variety!

  • 147
    Becky M says:

    It’s a toss up between Daydreamer and Rosie Posie – I just can’t resist those florals!

  • 148
    Deb Hudson says:

    I love Garden Variety! But how can I leave out Harvest Berries, In the Meadow, and Year of Flowers and Friendship jar fillers? I’m enjoying the past and present examples presented each day.

  • 149
    Janet Mack says:

    My favorite from 2011 besides the Friendship jar fillers is the Year of Flowers. I love using them in birthday cars.

  • 150
    Jennifer says:

    Background Basics: Newsprint is it for me. Anytime I’m not sure what to use for a background, I reach for this, tone on tone, it’s subtle and I love it!!

  • 151
    Tanja S. says:

    I always admired the background basics newsprint collection.

  • 152
    janet GOSHORN says:

    Such a hard choice but Year of Flowers is one of my favorites sets ever

  • 153

    Ahh – too many choices — the penguins, year of flowers collection, and tremendous treats valentine — all awesome

  • 154
    Tina B. says:

    I love the years in review. I enjoyed reading about the Basic Background: Newsprint trivia from Dawn. It makes me love this set even more.

  • 155

    I too have a lot of 2011 Papertrey Ink stamp sets, in fact I own 4 of the 5 that were showcased today. I love the Garden Variety stamp set. It is always a great go to stamp set.

  • 156
    Angela Pearcy says:

    Garden variety is a set that I would love to have! Who doesn’t love seed packets? It’s definitely on my wish list!

  • 157
    Heather says:

    I liked the Think Big and the Boys’ Rock On from 2011!

  • 158
    Terri W says:

    I absolutely love Year of Flowers and it is a great addition to other sets I have.

  • 159
    Susan P says:

    I have used Tremendous Treats on many cards for my grandchildren! It has got to rank up there with my favorite 2011 sets!

  • 160
    Tammie J. says:

    Year of the flower! And while not a stamp set, it just goes so well with that seed packet die…..

  • 161
    Donna M. says:

    2011 fav? Big Birthday Wishes- I have used it sooo many times. Just this past week in fact. Love it!!! So many other fav’s too…

  • 162
    Jan Pufall says:

    Garden variety has always had the basics, with clever options to make use of them. Best of both worlds.

  • 163
    Lisa R. says:

    One of my favorites from this year is the ‘In The Meadow’ set. It makes a beautiful Christmas card.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 164
    Katherine says:

    Love garden variety!

  • 165
    Chris L says:

    I love Tremendous Treats–that series is one of my favorites!

  • 166
    Janet Sisk says:

    I don’t have any stamp sets from 2011, but I really like the “Inside & Out: Birthday stamp set”. I am always looking for stamps for the insides of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 167
    RedGem says:

    Year of Flowers is my favorite.

  • 168
    Amy Cooley says:

    Oh goodness, I love those penguins!

  • 169
    Lindsey L says:

    My favorite set from 2011 is Star of Wonder. I loved both the images and the sentiments and still pull it out every year for Christmas cards.

  • 170
    Sue LD says:

    I am a gardener so I like the Garden Variety set.

  • 171
    Karen Jones says:

    It would have to be Garden Variety, it is already on my wish list!

  • 172
    Emma Sleppy says:

    I have used that Winter Penguin so much -I should probably get a new one. It will never go out of style for my winter projects!!

  • 173
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I love the Think Big Favorites — they help to bring a card together so quickly. When making cards away from home, I can just grab some of them & be ready for most any kind of card.

  • 174
    Vikki H says:

    I don’t have anything before 2012 so these are new to me. I think basic newsprint would fill in a hole in my stamp categories.

  • 175
    see mary stamp says:

    The question to ask me is not do I own all 5 of the sets featured today, but which sets released in 2011 I don’t own. Hint – it’s one less than the 5 featured here today. That’s right 144 of the 148 sets released in 2011 are happily residing in my craft room. Five years in to this trip down memory lane, my count is 406 sets owned of 444 sets released. PTI fever in full force! Winter Penguin is absolutely a favorite. I love the Think Big Favorites and Flower Fusion series (huge shout out to Melissa Bickford!) Also special recognition to Lizzie Jones who I’ve been following since she won the opportunity to help design a stamp set for PTI resulting in the Rhythm and Soul set. It’s so much fun to revisit all of these designs.

  • 176
    Cynthia says:

    Gosh…. Tag-Its, Whale Wishes, Winter Penguin, and so many more!!

  • 177
    Mimi R says:

    I have two of the sets that you showcased today, year of flowers and tremendous treats valentines! Love both sets so much!

  • 178
    Annette says:

    The Tiny Treats Valentine set goes right on my wishlist because of that cute little dog.

  • 179

    I have the newspaper set. I’ll be pulling it out to play along soon!

  • 180
    Cheryl F. says:

    Garden Variety is one of my favorite sets of all time.

  • 181
    Angela W says:

    I have a tie for my favorite sets from this year. Stitches and Swirls is a wonderfully sweet set that I love. It was one of my first PTI sets that I bought when I found PTI in 2015. I love how delicate and versatille it is. I also love In the Meadow which is hands down one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets. It is also super versatile because the solid images lend themselves to so many different techniques. There are dozens and dozens of beautiful cards on pinterest made with this set. It was another one of my first sets that I got from PTI. I don’t regret that for a second!

  • 182
    Sharon D says:

    Bells and Boughs is a great set! It’s good for Christmas, but also much more. I use the Bells for wedding cards, and the bow for many things. If you stamp the flowers in other colors, they don’t have to be poinsettias.

  • 183
    Kathy W says:

    I loved the Flower Fusion and Tag It series. My favorite holiday stamp sets, though, are In The Meadow and Winterberry.

  • 184
    Lisa V. says:

    I started with PTI in 2010 but I seem to have quite a few sets from 2011. I love the Winter Penguin. I have used this set to make winter/holiday themed cards as well as birthday cards. Very versatile!

  • 185
    Sandy W, says:

    Oh my gosh! Looking at all of these sets from 2011 makes me realize how many I would still like to order! I love the variety of mini sets. My own favorite is Out of this world. I have made cards for my grandsons with this set. Thanks!

  • 186
    Annette Snyder says:

    I love tiny treats Birthday! I have used it so much!

  • 187
    Chandana says:

    I love all going back in time that PTI is unfolding everyday. How I wish I had at least something from it…. Thank you PTI for sharing.

  • 188
    Dianne S says:

    The Year of Flowers set is the one I want to get and I have the Tremendous Treats: Valentine set which has cute images – love that tiny heart in each figure.

  • 189
    Nancy Penir says:

    2011 was the year I found PTI. First order… September. Haven’t missed a release since! It’s been such fun to remember each sweet set and the joy they’ve brought to so many! Thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you, and with each other! xxx

  • 190
    Rosemary D says:

    my favorite set from 2011 is harvest berries… love that beautiful set!

  • 191
    pmm says:

    Love the Year of Flowers Collection- need to pull that out and get stamping again!

  • 192
    Sarosa says:

    I loved the Basic Backgrounds: Newsprint images! What fun! While I would want to use them for backgrounds or vintage elements, I absolutely loved what Lizzie Jones did with making it into packaging! That was wonderfully creative!

  • 193

    Oh, my goodness! ‘Garden Variety’ plants so many ideas in my heart. Gardening is my passion and I just can’t wait until springtime to tend my perennials and herbs! I adore this set from 2011. โ™ก

  • 194
    Janis in ID says:

    I am a nut abt text backgrounds, so I LOVE the Background Basics: Newsprint!!!
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  • 195
    KAtherine says:

    I love year of the flowers set.

  • 196
    Keysha Sain says:

    Background Basics: Newsprint is one of my all time favorites! It creates such a versatile background for my cards…

  • 197

    One of my favorite stamp set was released in 2011- Lisa Johnson’s Boy Basics: Simple Circles. So many fun possibilities this set has offered:)

  • 198
    Betty N says:

    My favorite set from 2011 is the Year of Flowers Collection- so much you can do with this set!
    ThanK you for the chance to win!

  • 199
    Teddra says:

    I recently purchased Postmarks and it’s quickly become a favorite. I love the vintage feel of the images, which it completely outside my usual style.

  • 200
    Teresa Currie says:

    For 2011, my favorites are Postmarks, Bundle of Love, Hanging Out and Bells and Boughs (a very recent acquisition). Also need to include Happy Day that I just used with Tremendous Treats Valentines.

  • 201
    Connie G says:

    The tremendous treats sets are all so fun to create with. Those sweet little images are great for tags, note cards and envelopes!!!

  • 202
    Sandy C. says:

    In the Meadow is one of my favorites from 2011. It makes really pretty Christmas cards and can be used for winter scene cards too.

  • 203
    lisa808 says:

    Door to Door is my favorite 2011 stamp set because it looks so fun to stamp with.

  • 204
    AllysonA says:

    Hands down: Simple Sunflower, for me. In fact, this is quite possibly in the running for all-time favorite in my book. Love, Love, LOVE this sweet little sunflower stamp set! I have had so much fun with it over the years, and it always makes me smile when I pull it out to use it.

  • 205
    PT says:

    My favorite from 2011 is the “Happy Trails” stamp set. I love how the images compliment the sentiments.

  • 206
    Victoria Nelson says:

    Harvest Berries was one of my favorite sets released in 2011.

  • 207
    josiane says:

    The only set highlighted today that I don’t own is the Tremendous Treats: Valentines stamp set though I own the Tiny Treats version. I have so many favorites from 2011: In the Meadow, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, Peaceful Garden, Love & Marriage. But my absolute favorite HAS to be Rosie Posie.

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I love these posts revisiting sets from each year and getting previous and new inspiration for the many unused sets in my collection.

  • 208
    Kristen says:

    The flowers and seed packets are beautiful! Love their possibilities

  • 209
    Titta says:

    Winter Penguin is not just my favorite PTI stamp set of 2011, it’s my favorite PTI stamp set ever! I’ve used it every single Christmas from 2011 to 2016 – if not for cards then at least for tags. Every Christmas I make a special monogrammed tag with the year added on there for my son with the penguin image. I love the combination of cute penguin and pretty snowflakes, and the price is great.

  • 210
    Linda F says:

    My favourite stamp set from 2011 is Harvest Berries. I have this set and its still in my top ten I reach for and I have a lot of stamps.

  • 211

    My favourite from 2011 was Boy Basics. Out of this World – such a fun set.

  • 212
    Melissa Friedrich says:

    So fun to revisit these older sets! My favorite is the Winter Penguin, I just used that set to make my holiday thank yous for 2016 and some winter birthday cards. LOVE!

  • 213
    Ohhh Snap says:

    It’s getting more and more difficult to choose favorites, but 2011 is probably Autumn Acorns. They are just so versatile. I even used the set to make an April Fool’s Day card. http://ohhhsnapper.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-corny-card.html

  • 214
    Linda R. says:

    My favorite has to be the Year of Flowers set. They are just beautiful. Maybe my favorite Papertrey ever!

  • 215
    Pai says:

    hands down my favs from 2011 were the boy basics collection since i have a boy and was/am always on the hunt for boy stamps!

  • 216
    Kristin R. *jcmom04* says:

    From these sets, my favorite is Winter Penguin. I have passed it down to my daughter because her love for stamping and card making/crafting has grown!

  • 217
    Susan in AK says:

    Tremendous Treats: Valentine is one of my favorites because I actually use it year ’round!

  • 218
    Paula e. says:

    So hard to choose one favorite. I love that I can combine sets – like Year of the Flower Collection with Garden Variety. I have used images from Tremendous Treats Valentine on numerous projects and I still reach for it!

  • 219
    Kelly G. says:

    I am not a color-er nor a gardener, so I choose Tremendous Treats Valentines from today’s selections. I loved almost all the cards featuring that set, and it is pretty versatile.

  • 220

    I love the happy trails and the Mehendi medallion set!

  • 221

    SQUEAL!! LOVING the Look back and the AMAZING Insiration!! The Tag its sets, friendship jar fillers, daydreamer, and the Christmas sets release are ALL my FAVORITES!! I bought a lot of stamps in 2011. Too many!! LoL =)

  • 222
    Danielle Dietz says:

    Too many great sets to chose from! Garden Variety and Winter Penguin are my favorites.

  • 223

    I love seeing new ideas for stamps I haven’t used recently, this is been my favorite release ever.

  • 224
    Becca Yahrling says:

    Winter Penguin is so adorable! And everyone’s projects … I want to CASE them all. I also love Stiches & Swirls … so pretty & elegant and so versatile.

  • 225
    D.Ann C says:

    My fav is the Year of Flowers collection – there is nothing nicer than to have lovely flowers for cards as they work for any occasion!

  • 226
    Marcy says:

    I have 3 out 5 sets shown today. My favorites of 2011 have to be Garden Variety and Stitches and Swirls.

  • 227
    Jill Norwood says:

    I have so many stamps from this year! How does one choose a favorite! LOL! But since I am an avid gardener I will choose “Garden Variety”! I just love all the sweet gardening scenes I can create with this set and the other PTI sets that go so well with it!

  • 228
    Crystal M. says:

    It is so fun looking back on all these sets… so many memories! My favorite for 2011 actually isn’t just one set, it’s the series of Think Big Favorites! I love big sentiments!!

  • 229
    Leslie L. says:

    My favorite and most used from the 2011 release is Congrats All Ways and Library Ledgers Year Additions.

  • 230
    Sadie says:

    I absolutely love Danielle’s past penguin card! So cute! My favorite set from this year would probably be Garden Variety with the Winter Penguin being another one that would be a near favourite.

  • 231
    Lisa P says:

    I will have to get the Year of Flowers and Garden Variety for gardening journals and coloring journals.

  • 232
    Rita says:

    2011 was a very good year! Love the Year of the Flowers collection and I still adore that penguin. You’ve highlighted some of my most used sets in today’s post.

  • 233
    Oliverw says:

    Search no more … This is the year of Garden Variety. I have seen so many beautiful cards made with this set by Melissa Phillips. I will just pretend that I will one day own the whole set and all that goes with it … AND be able to make a card in her style!

  • 234
    Kristie H says:

    So many great stamp sets from 2011! Some of my favorites are the Boy Basics series, Mehdi Medallion, and In The Meadow!

  • 235
    Jen shears says:

    Garden variety is my fave for sure- also love pairing it with the year of flowers!!! Fun to see tremendous treats today- used my tiny treats for valentines again this year!!

  • 236
    Manda says:

    I love Winter Penguin – it is so cute and versatile!

  • 237
    Stephanie says:

    Year of Flowers Collection – I tend to gravitate to flowers – love this set

  • 238
    Miriam Prantner says:

    I love Wonderful Words Additions – I get a lot of use out of that 2011 set!

  • 239
    Cheryl I says:

    Year of the Flowers and Garden Variety! So pretty and so many possibilities!

  • 240
    Sarosa says:

    Usually I just choose a favorite from the sets featured in the post. Today I had some time for browsing, and so I looked at all the 2015 sets. I absolutely love the quilted sets. They are fabulous, and I hope eventually to own them all.

  • 241
    Sarosa says:

    Whoops, somehow this ended up under the wrong date. Must have scrolled to the bottom, thinking this was a single post, rather than the entire blog. Sorry about that!

  • 242
    merryf says:

    2011 started the Think Big series! I have a bunch of these and use them all the time. They are so perfect for just about any card.

  • 243
    Sarah T. says:

    I loved the tag-its series; I collected all of them. Postmarks is still a great set.

  • 244
    Amy Klin says:

    I didn’t get to buy it till later, but Gratitude Journal is a favorite, so versatile.

  • 245
    ionabunny says:

    Beautiful cards from the dt. Winter penguin is so cute. Hugz

  • 246
    Cynthia Rose says:

    The idea of making little seed packets – whether filled with seeds or candies – is so fun. Garden Variety is still on my wish list.

  • 247
    Cindy G says:

    The Mega Mehndi Medallion is so on trend today. Plus, it’s beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  • 248
    MaryB says:

    I have 4 of the 5 shown today, and of those Garden Variety would be the favorite. The Newsprint set is so useful for great backgrounds, and now that we’re into grandparent years, all the Tremendous Treats sets will get more use. Thanks again for this trip down memory lane with showing all these cards again, plus the new ones!

  • 249
    Michelle Benoit says:

    Oh the Spring Fillers for the Friendship Jar is so awesome and fun to use! Love it!

  • 250
    Bonnie W. (Cardm8kr63) says:

    Favorites from 2011 were Stitches and Swirls and grunge me. I just bought Stitches and swirls last year before it went in the vault and I love it. It is so Me if that makes sense. I make a lot of masculine cards and Grunge me is perfect for them.

  • 251
    Rebecca B. from FL says:

    Stitches and Swirls and 2011 Holiday Tags.

  • 252
    Rose Noelle says:

    What a memorable year. I really love and continuously use all the Tag It’s sets. So versatile.

  • 253
    Rita Wright says:

    I think my favorite from this year was the Mehndi Medallion set. It’s beautiful and so affordable.

  • 254
    StephH says:

    Loved the Tag-It’s series from 2011. I think this was my first “series” I collected from PTI and still reach for some of these sets regularly. Great seasonal images.

  • 255
    Joni M says:

    My favorite was the “Year of Flowers Collection”… the selection of flowers was FANTASTIC and I find that I can never have too may flowers!!!

  • 256
    Jacquie says:

    Stylish Sentiments: Holiday Stamp Set is one that has proved to be timeless. Love pull it out every year for more Christmas tags & cards!

  • 257
    Jackie L says:

    I just started to learn about PTI in the later part of 2011 but in 2012 and beyond I fell hard. Easily my favorite stamp company!

  • 258
    Karyn S says:

    Garden Variety, Background Basics: Newsprint, est 1776, Button Boutique, Postmarks, Wildflower Garden, Year of Flowers Collection and Autumn Acorns would be my favorites. I am a gardener and so I do love flowers, but I love sets that expand on flowers too.

  • 259
    Dennisonka says:

    This was the year I discovered PTI and started stamping in earnest … until now, it had only been something I dabbled in. This year and PTI changed how I viewed this hobby. So, I have to pick only one favorite???? Sorry … I just can’t pick one. So, I will pick a bunch. It is a toss up between Daydreamer, Happy Trails, and Mehndi Medallion. Love Papertrey and the great products and inspiration you regularly put up!

  • 260
    Barbara Martin says:

    Rosie Posie and Think Big Favorites are my favorites from 2011 but there are many others that I love too!

  • 261
    Linda (LSN) says:

    So many favorites from this year! Garden Variety and ALL of the Year of Flower sets that go with it come to mind as some of my most loved stamps of all time!

    Linda

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    Lori Lehanne says:

    Friendship Jar Summer is my favorite of 2011. Oh that Hydrangea!!! I’ve painted it dozens of times and still love it! Simple Sunflower also has a special place in my heart.

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    Diana F says:

    The Year of Flowers Collection is my favorite for 2011. I don’t have any of the large flowers and this set was a good way to enjoy all of those flowers but on a much smaller scale. This set can accessorize a card rather than be the focal.

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    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    The Boy Basics – Rock On and Game On sets were awesome – love the options for teen boys…and the Mehndi Medallions – a very different set – but oh, so lovely and detailed – were awesome too!

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    $5 Stamp Sets are my favorite and I have lots of them. Complete sets of Tag-Its and Flower Fusion.

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    Rebekah says:

    I have created lots of cool seed packets with Garden Variety over the years- definitely a classic!

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    Tammy W says:

    Year of the Flowers are the best sets for playing with coloring or painting, so fun!

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    super stick chick says:

    My favorite set is the Years of Flowers, so beautiful and so much creativity with this set. Love the DT examples too.

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    Janet W says:

    I have a lot of the 2011 stamp sets, but my all-time favorite is the Winter Penguin – love at first sight!
    A close second, and probably my most used from that year is the Tremendous Treats Valentine – I never get tired of those images, especially the cat and dog!

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    Anne says:

    Absolute firm favourite for me this year is Year of the flowers. Just beautiful and so versatile.

  • 271

    Winter penguin is just so darn cute!!

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    Elizabeth Marie says:

    I have to say, all the Tremendous Treats sets are wonderful. Stamp & cut a pile of them. Then let the kids have their way with the markers. Put each die cut on a card to Grandma and BAM, your kids have just made a card that will brighten someone’s day.

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    beatrice W. says:

    Garden Variety is my favorite stamp set

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