Cardmaking Tutorial : I’m Here For You

Hello Friends! Wow! you guys rock!^_^ Thank you so much for following and showing so much love. We had a blasts sharing projects using the Positive Thoughts stamp set for this whole month of July. I hope that you had a great time inking up your new stamps and creating with us every week as well.^_^

Today is our last project for this month, but it doesn’t end here! We will still be sharing few projects using our stamps. So stay tune!^_^

Don’t forget to visit our gallery to see all of the projects that we showcased here. Tons of ideas and inspiration for you using each of our collection!

I hope that you’ll enjoy this project , I included a video tutorial for you too. ^_^

Have a great day!

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations {here for you}

Hi, friends!  Elena here, with another Saturday Creations post for you!

I always thought the circle images from Precious Remembrance’s “positive thoughts” set looked like a coffee-mug ring.  When I think of sharing coffee with a friend, I think of chatting about the good, the bad, and the ugly…

I created this card when I needed something flat for mailing, but still wanted it to be special.  I started out with a patterned paper mat and sent it through the die-cutter so that I could stamp the sentiment onto the card-base and have it show through.

Because I’m always holding my breath when I send my cards through the sewing machine, I opted to stamp the stitch line all around the patterned paper.  (When stamping the shorter sides, a little selective inking helps to avoid any overlap.)

After having stamped the coffee ring image, I adhered 2 hearts together, and slid some twine through both the hearts and the patterned paper (I punched a tiny hole right into the image – but it’s so small you can hardly notice it, even in real life.)  I tied a simple knot where the twine joined together.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Saturday Creations all through July! I’ll be back in a few weeks with more 🙂

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Inspire Me Friday {hi}

Happy Friday, everyone! This week I wanted to challenge myself by using multiple crafting techniques in the same project. For this birthday card, I incorporated coloring, die-cutting, embossing and machine stitching into the design. I began with an A2 card base upon which I stamped an image from the Penny Black Betsy Bluebell stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored her in using assorted Copic markers and paper-pieced Betsy’s dress together using a scrap of paper I had from the My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair 6 x 6 paper pad. I then added some Glossy Accents to the balloons and heart-shaped barrettes.

Next, I wanted to create a window to lay over the base of the card. I trimmed a piece of pink card stock down to 4 x 5.25 inches and die-cut the window using Papertrey Ink’s Mat Stack 3 die using my Cuttlebug. In order to incorporate the paper-piecing into the rest of the design, I adhered a strip of the scrap paper onto the bottom of the panel. I then ran this through my Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Lastly, I felt like the window panel needed a border element, so I machine stitched around the edges with teal colored thread. I used foam dots to adhere the pink panel to the white base. Foam dots or foam tape are great for adding dimension to any scrapping project!

Of course, no birthday card feels complete without a sentiment! The “hi” stamp from the Precious Remembrance Positive Thoughts stamp set was absolutely perfect for this card! The dashed lines look like stitching, and the little heart matches the heart barrettes in Betsy’s hair! Furthermore, the sweet font and simple “hi” fit the style of this card beautifully. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip I die-cut using Papertrey Ink’s Double-Ended Banners Die. I added a light blue button as a final touch!

I hope I’ve inspired you to incorporate multiple tools and techniques into a single project. My workstation does get a little cluttered when working with so many different tools, but after everything’s cleaned up and put away, I’m always satisfied with the dynamic project I’ve created!

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Project Thursday {smile}

Hello! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week so far! I’m here today with a pretty clean and simple card that packs a punch.

I used the stitch stamp from Positive Thoughts to make the little clicking rays – perfect, right? 🙂

For the camera, I colored it in using an old thick black Sharpie and some Copics for color. And of course, the perfect sentiment for this camera is the ‘smile’ from the Positive Thoughts – I love the handwriting look of it. 🙂

A large gem tops off the camera, and a black cardbase helps to make the few colors really pop!

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today!


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Create It Wednesday {fold, tuck, embellish}

With so many types of die cuts, paper and trims to choose from these days…I believe in throwing them all together in the ultimate layered card.  Layer on the paper, tiny envelope and tuck in a tag and you have a perfect base to begin adding your favorite Precious Remembrance stamps.

There is something about those little heart stamps that make me smile most of all.  They are sweet, tiny and a perfect addition to any…and for me, every…project.  Used stamps from Positive Thoughts and Calendar Stamp Sets.  So go a little wild with the colors today, maybe add a little heart to your next project.

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Cardmaking Tutorial : You Inspire Me

Happy Monday Stampers!^_^ I’m back with another fun tutorial for you! But first, let me say th♥nk you th♥nk you th♥nk you! For joining us every week, and leaving wonderful comments. We read each of your comments, here and in facebook!^_^ And of course, we love seeing your adorable projects using Precious Remembrance Stamps!^_^ Keep them coming, share it to us in our facebook page.♥ Yay! Lovin’ those hearts icon too.{heehee}

Here we go for another inspiration using the Positive Thoughts stamp set. I had a great time making this card,  don’t forget to watch the video tutorial below and let’s start creating!

Have a great day! Enjoy!^_^

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations {Crayon Fun}

Good Saturday morning, all!
Elena here, with another Saturday Creations card for you.  I thought I would break out my sorely neglected watercolor paper, watercolor crayons, and brushes for a soft “get well” card.
I started out by coloring directly onto my heart stamp (from “positive thoughts“) with a watercolor crayon (my set is from SU!) and then spritzing it with water before stamping it down onto my paper.  It gives a beautiful translucent look.  I also stamped the spatter image using the same technique, at the top right.  I don’t know if you can make it out in the photo…

Then, I scribbled some of the red crayon onto a clear block and picked up it with my wet paintbrush.  I created a frame all around the mat, not being concerned with the perfection of the lines.  We’re going for artistry here 😉

After that, I started to create more spatter on the paper – I love this part!  With the watercolor crayon in one hand, and the paintbrush in the other, I picked up ink directly from the crayon and spattered it across the sheet with the brush.  I did this until I was happy with the results.

Once everything was perfectly dry, I stamped the “get well soon” greeting under the heart.

I hope you like it, and this inspires you to use products you have lying around that you haven’t broken out in ages.

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Inspire Me Friday {Smile}

For this week’s project, I chose do create one of my favorite things: gift tags! The Positive Thoughts Stamp Set works perfectly with the whimsical pink and white color scheme I chose, and I love how the typography resembles handwriting.

I started off by die-cutting the tag base using Papertrey Ink’s Tag Sale #3 die. I’ve used this die countless times and find it to be the perfect size and shape, plus, the embossed border adds an elegant touch. I added a We R Memory Keepers eyelet (great quality eyelets and very easy to set) to the top of each tag and strung about 6 inches of grosgrain ribbon through.

Now, for the actual scrapping and stamping! I started off looking through my scrap pile and picked out some papers that I had left over from another project. All the paper used is from the My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair 6 x 6 paper pad. I punched out some circles and did a bit of machine stitching to create the background. At this point, I knew I wanted to stick with reds, pinks and corals for my color scheme, but I had no idea what type of embellishments to add! I spotted some floral embellishments by Sassafras in my craft drawer that I had been holding onto for a while. Please tell me I’m not the only one who “saves” embellishments, and then feels guilty for not using them. Well, I’m really glad I put these to use!

The Positive Thoughts stamp set worked incredibly well with this project. The sentiments are inspiring yet lighthearted, which works well with the muted pink colors and floral embellishments. I used Papertrey Ink’s Double Ended Banner Die to create the banner strips that I used for two of the sentiments. The final result is a set of layered, three-dimensional tags which I think these would be great to package a spring or summer birthday gift. Also, they look a bit like Valentines and if I don’t find a way to put them to use anytime soon, these tags will be making a reappearance in February!

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Project Thursday {Cherish Take Two}


I’ve hope you’ve had an awesome week so far – I’m excited to have you here as I show you my second take on the ‘cherish every moment’ stamp!

Like I said in my first post on the blog, this sentiment from Positive Thoughts is awesome for graduation cards, and, as I also mentioned, I need so many in the summer!

So here’s my second take on the ‘cherish’ sentiment, as well on the hearts…

To create this border, I sewed (without thread) down the paper, making sure the holes were very close together so I could rip the edge off like in a real notebook.

Then, I punched holes in the side, cut little slits, and oila! Notebook edge looking border!


Butterflies (representing growth), notebook edge, paperclip, sentiment – everything fits the graduation occasion perfectly! And to make it more appealing to the recipient, you could change up the colors to that of the school colors!


Finally, for the butterflies, I just stamped two hearts together to make wings. You may notice the Positive Thoughts stamp set only has one solid heart, so when using the smaller outline hearts, I just added glue to the inside as well with a paintbrush. Here’s a videoon how I did the glitter…


Thanks so much for stopping in with me today, and have an awesome weekend!


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Create It Wednesday {with heart}

It’s time to create something special on this Wednesday…maybe with a little “heart”.   Here to share a card set that is full of “Positive Thoughts“, heart and color.

By simply stamping each sentiment on cardstock, stitching it onto slightly different color/textured cardstock, it creates the focal point of the card. Added additional color and sparkle with glitter and markers.  Also used heart and number stamps from the Calendar Stamp Set.

Now to create your own card set from the heart…

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