thank you SO MUCH!
the winner and Maggie Holmes!

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Are you ready? Today kicks off the countdown to Papertrey Ink's 2nd anniversary! You are going to love all of the exciting things - sneak peeks, suprises, announcements, new products, new stamp designers, and lots of give-aways!


Today the design team is sharing our favorite past Papertrey set. There are so many sets that I just adore and use all the time, but I have to choose my very first set that I designed & released this past summer, Rustic Branches. From the designing, to Papertrey's acceptance, to finishing up the details, to getting projects ready and stamping with my set for the first time, and to celebrating with my friends during release night... I can't help but hold a special place in my heart for this set.

For this card I used the smaller heart from Heart Prints to create sweet heart flowers perfect for giving to a loved one for valentines day.


I created so many fun projects with the Rutic Branches set:

this photo canvas project...

my grandma loved this envelope book  that I created for her birthday...

cards created featuring the branch stamp...

projects featuring the leaf border stamp like I used on my card today...

cards using the wreath stamp...

and this card using the emboss resist technique to kick off the countdown that month...

Make sure that you visit all of the other design team members blogs to see their projects: Nichole, Lisa, Michelle, Debbie, Becky, Dawn, Niki, Geny, Betsy, Melissa, & Lauren.

AND... the give-aways start RIGHT NOW! Leave a comment on my blog now until midnight EST (February 2) and one person will be chosen randomly to win your very own Rustic Branches set! The winner will be listed here and on my blog after 12PM EST on February 2nd. Good Luck! Make sure you check out the other designer blogs - everyone on the team is giving a set away today!

Check back again soon! More exciting things to come!


stamps: Rustic Branches, Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow, True Black (Papertrey Ink)

carstock: kraft, white, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)

other: Berry Sorbet polka dot ribbon (Papertrey Ink), medium heart punch (EK Success), scallop edge punch (Stampin' Up!), linen thread, buttons, dimensionals