Sunday 22 February 2009


Welcome to A Passion for Papertrey! We're thrilled that Nichole Heady has given us her backing for this new venture and so excited to be able to now share our All-Papertrey blog with you!

We've outlined what A Passion for Papertrey is all about on the sidebar to the right. Steph and I met on another stamping forum and thanks to our love of (addiction to?!) Papertrey became friends. Subsequently we decided there should be somewhere where stampers from the UK and the rest of Europe could share their PTI projects, stop by for inspiration and take part in challenges and swaps.

While swaps and challenge prizes will be limited to within Europe we of course in no way want to exclude our overseas PTI stamping brothers and sisters, so if you are from out of Europe please still feel free to visit us! We hope to provide inspiration for stamping with Papertrey products to everyone and indeed will be featuring 'Papertrey stampers' from around the world!

So... what better way to kick off our new blog than with the first of our fortnightly challenges and a GREAT prize!!

Check these out:

Floral Frenzy stamp set

Quick Kit - containing Cardstock, Ink and ribbon in 4 Papertrey colours

We're going to give both of these away to the winner of our first challenge - to create a standard size A6 card using Papertrey products. You could use your favourite Papertrey stamps (with other companies card/papers if you don't have all the Papertrey colours) or even just their papers and ribbon.

When you've uploaded your creation to your blog or online gallery leave us a link in the comments section below. We are planning on utilising the My Linky application on future challenges, in the meantime we will manually add your link to this post from your comments.

You have until 9am on Monday, March 9th to enter when we'll randomly draw a winner, prizes will be shipped within Europe only. Good luck and have fun!

We've both created a card using the Floral Frenzy stamp set that is up for grabs:


Stamps - Floral Frenzy
Card - Stamper's Select White/True Black/Raspberry Fizz/Summer Sunrise
Ink - Raspberry Fizz/Summer Sunrise/Aqua Mist/True Black
Ribbon - Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot/ Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot

Other - blue button, black floss


Stamps - Floral Frenzy/Borders and Corners (square)
Card - Very Vanilla/Dark Chocolate/Aqua Mist
Paper - Chocolate Remix
Ribbon - Aqua Mist Satin

And here's a link to the Floral Frenzy countdown (where Nichole introduces the sets before they are released) and to the PTI Floral Frenzy gallery showing some samples by the Design Team.

Thanks so much for visiting, we'll be back very soon with some more Papertrey projects to share!

Kate and Steph

1. Vanessa's Entry

2. Amanda's Entry

3. Jeannette's Entry

4. Rusty Hammer's Entry

5. Toni's Entry

6. Val's Entry

7. Caryn's Entry

8. Gina's Entry

9. Sally's Entry

10. Sandra's Entry

11. Anne's Entry

12. Tina's Entry

13. Claire's Entry

14. Sandra's Entry (no 2)

15. Michelle's Entry

16.Emilia's Entry


Ali Watson said...

Fabulous cards girls, good luck with your new venture. Looking forward to seeing more of your fab work.

Yankee in England said...

I can not tell you how excited I am! I love PTI and it make me wish I was still living in the US every month when the do a release. Thanks so much for coming up with a great idea!

Steph said...

Congratulations on your new blog. I've had my eye on Papertrey stuff for a long while now but, due to customs taxes on anything over £18, have been unable to buy anything :-( This also means that I can't join in your challenge - double boo hoo :-( Please let me know how you get your stuff - thanks.

Kate Lewis said...

Thanks for the comment Steph - I group together with a few other friends every month to get mine. This really saves on shipping costs and we split any customs charges too.

Do you know anyone else you can share an order with? Maybe through this blog there may be one or two others you can hook up with to make a group order. Nichole actually says on the International shipping section of the website that it's a good idea to share an order with a friend. Hope that helps and thanks again for visiting!

Kate x

Unknown said...

You girls are the best!! I don't have much PTI stuff but I've yearned for it for simply ages. I'm now build up my supplies and I can't wait to join in!!!

Thanks Kate & Steph!!

Jo xxx

Jeannette said...

Good luck both of you with this fab venture. I do have my eye on these fabulous products and as soon as I manage to get my hands on some I'll be joining in on the challenges. However it won't stop me coming to have a look at what everybody else is doing. I might be green though!

curlywhiskersandtwitchingnoses said...

Well done girls! I've no Papertrey stuff (sob, weep, wail) and so can't join in (bigger sob, weep & wail). I will still pop in though and try to keep my envy in check!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on your new blog girls, your cards are gorgeous. I don´t have any Papertrey stash but I will keep checking back. -x-

Mandy said...

Hi Kate and Steph, what a fantastic blog you've set up. I will deffinitely be popping in regularly and taking part in your challenges.

Well done girl, this is just what we need!!


Yankee in England said...

I would be very interested in joing a share group I know you get a discount for ordering over $100 and so on. My mom is getting tired of posting my stuff to me as I only let myself order once or twice a year, or when I know I am going home.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, Kate.... lovely, I have so much of the PTI stuff, and stalk their US websites, its lovely to have some where common for the UK PTI Lovers!!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Congrats Kate and Steph!
I don`t think I have any Papertrey products, but that won`t stop me from visiting and trying your chalenges :-)

Vannessa said...

Hi girls, What a fantastic idea for us all PTI lovers over here in the UK (and Europe). I'm gonna get on to this card challenge this week and have it up and posted for you! I don't think my new PTI order will be here in time so I'll have to use some of my current stuff instead.

Emma said...

Congratulations Kate & Steph. You girls are just the best. I love your both projects and even though I dont have any papertrey products yet I know this sit e wil be a great success. Dont forget about us over on the other site though.

Kate Lewis said...
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Kate Lewis said...

Vanessa's entry is here:

For some reason she had problems leaving a comment here. Thanks for playing Vanessa! Kate x

Pensieri Danzanti said...

Happy new blog!!!!
Unfortunately I don't even have a PTI products so I can't take part in the challenge..but it is a great idea!

GEMMA said...

Congratulations on the new blog, I love papertrey stuff but don't own anything yet, I'll keep my fingers crossed that one day I will! I look forward to seeing all the new ideas you will come up with.

Anonymous said...

Blog looks great - good luck with your new venture!

Debbie said...

Yayy congratulations :D Cant wait to take part!

Monika Reeck said...

I have no papertrey paper but this is a nice blog...will see if this papertrey paper also sell it in Germany..Hugs, Monika

lalalla said...

I have no papertrey products yet, but love them all! greetings from Poland:)

Julie said...

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I love Papertrey Ink and so will just love this blog and challenges. You have it well organised and it sounds like you are going to have such fun. Congratulations and here's to your success.


Tina Spohn said...

I just found you and I´m so glad!!! On Tuesday I got my very first PTI-sets and they are so great, even the packaging is simply brilliant, the cases for the stamps are within an I am so happy with every single set. And now I found your website in coincidence. It´s just perfect, isn´t it? I´m from Germany and I hope, my English is good enough. I´d love to take part in the challenges. This weekend is gonna be a PTI-weekend. I´ll be back, I promise... :)

Tina :)

Marlou McAlees said...

delighted to find your blog :) I have one set of papertrey {green thumb} and just love them, got a new set shipping my way pretty soon and cardstock & ribbon :) :)

Mandy said...

Hi Kate and Steph, have popped a card on my blog for your challenge.


Jeannette said...

Well guess what!!! I have some bits and gorgeous bits they are. So Here's my Card for the challenge. Thnak you very much.

Toni said...

This is a such superb idea as i love papertrey products off to play now and hopefully come back with something for the challenge thanks Toni x

Rustyhammer said...

I've entered the challenge too - I have limited supplies, and its a very simple card. Looking forward to more challenges.

Gina said...

Wow I just love the cards you have made, they are gorgeous, Congrats on your new blog, I look forward to coming back again and again. I only have a set of sentiments from PTI so can not join in yet, but if anyone wants to share orders to keep the cost down give me an email,
Gina xxx

ella bella said...

beautiful card love the colour combo and the gorgeous papers.
Tracy x

Toni said...

Well I had to enter the challenge girls its on my blog
hugs Toni x

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Ladies,I have done this card using the gorgeous Papertrey bits i was lucky enough to win on Steph's blog, i'm afraid these are the only Papertrey items i have so far, so i used a Tilda image hope thats ok.
Your creations are fab and hope to join in more of your challenges:)
Here is my entry.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Caryn said...

Have had a great day playing with these fabby products and have made a couple of C6 cards. There is also a square one in this link but just pretend that one's not there!!!

Great to be joining your first challenge.
Caryn xxx

Here are my cards!

Gina said...

Hi Steph and Kate, I have made a card for the challenge on my blog, sorry I only have a small sentiment :)
Gina xxx
Here is my card, thank you for looking xx

Sally said...

Ooooo that was such fun! Thank you for letting me play! I don't have any sentiments so used one from Stampin' Up!....hope that's ok! My entry is

Anne Jagger said...

I love your blog and I would love some Papertrey stuff. Thank you for starting this blog.
Here is my effort:

Tina Spohn said...

Finally I got my card done for this challenge and I´m sooo nervous... :) :) :)

OK, here is the link:


Unknown said...

At last got some cards done for this challenge - Many thanks for the chance to win - looking forward to watching the blog grow!! Here's my cards:

Michelle Short said...

Hi Steph & Kate, thanks so much for setting up this blog, it looks great so far and I love the design! I have added my card to my blog Here I have a few stamp sets but I only have Aqua Mist & Spring Moss CS and ribbon, I so want more but haven't ordered for a while cos of the shipping costs, I think I am going to have to order soon though! Thanks for the chance of winning the fab goodies, The Floral Frenzy set is on my wish list :0) xx

Emilia said...

I am so happy I have discovered this blog.
I am not alone anymore, I am happy there are other PTI addicts in Europe.
This is my entry: