i started off as a papertrey ink customer with nichole’s very first stamp set in 2007, staying up late for every reveal, following the design team members, submitting entries for guest star stamper - the works! in fact, my blog is very much tied to papertrey ink, beginning in january 2007, about a month before the release of paper tray and filled with so much of that first year of stamps before i spent time on a couple of other design teams. so I definitely wanted to play along during today’s walk down memory lane.
some of my favorite sets that year were the various labels sets. hershey's nugget labels were one of my first and often projects when i found stamping several years prior. i stamped "it's a girl chocolates" to give to visitors and staff at the hospital when both of my girls were born, and again for most of my friends, chocolates for back to school teacher gifts, various holidays, you name it! i absolutely loved nichole’s new take on the idea, and couldn't wait to add it to my bag of tricks. I was particularly excited about limitless labels and the coordinating year-round possibilities, so with valentine’s day around the corner, i decided to stamp some labels and relive the sweet magic!
i often gave them in bags or set them out in bowls, but i also enjoyed creating custom class valentines for my girls to give to their classmates, so i pulled out my punny valentine, also released in december 2007, and whipped one up. nuts for you valentine - i just love this squirrel!
and of course i used the cute nugget tins papertrey carries as well. in fact, i paired the two sets together in a tin for a round of "guest star stamper" back in the day and received honorable mention. i also found a halloween blast from the past nugget project using the label stamp from spooky sweets for another 'mention...
so fun! now that i have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! stop by nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what i made. get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!
enjoy the trip down memory lane - ten years, wow! i'll be back a little later in the series to share my favorite pieces of confetti sets beginning with 2012 when i started designing. until then...