Sunday, 11 February 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 5: Retiring Stamp Sets

Today was the day during the annual anniversary celebrations that Papertrey Ink announced which stamp sets would be retiring in May. There are lots of incredible sets on that list, including some that are my very favourite PTI stamps.

For today's challenge, they've asked us to make a card with stamps from the retirement list. I chose to work with a very simple $5 set, Enclosed: Bell, which happens to be one of my preferred Christmas sentiment sets. I made two super simple and quick projects with it. First a card ...

Yes, that gorgeous sentiment (and others) plus that ideal sprig of holly is on that $5 stamp set! Buy it now, thank me later! I also used a Concord & 9th set, Tree Ring Background, to add a soft setting for my sentiment. I cut my panel with one of the PTI Tipped Top dies and added it to a white card base.

Next a super fast wine tag. I have a thing about loving wine tags in green. Don't know why, but I always think they look good hanging on a bottle of either white or red wine ...

I used some lovely Mint Julep cardstock for this one to add to the vintage/retro vibe of that red "Joy". I grounded the sentiment with a light stamping of PTI's Text Style II.


  1. Both are lovely. I especially love the tree ring with Joy!

  2. This is one of my favourite sets, too!! I love the tree ring with it. Great idea! So now you have a card and a tag for next year, already made. Woot!

  3. Beautiful! I was hoping that PTI would have a tree rings stamp this month??? I have this $5 set, and it's also one of my favorites!

  4. You elevated a simple design with the tree ring and the tipped tops die cut! Wow! I have a few of the Enclosed sets and missed this one. It's in my cart!

  5. So clean. So simple . So perfect!


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