Design It Monday {Love, Joy and Peace}

Hey!  It’s Laurie here with my first guest designer post.  I was thrilled when Dyane asked me to join Precious Remembrance for the month!  I have used their stamps before and I love them!  Today I am showcasing the adorable, Christmas Stamp Set.  The fonts and design elements are so much fun to work with and make for a fun CAS card…

I simply stamped the border images in red and green on the side of the card, adding the scalloped image in brown.

I stamped the sentiment in the same brown, onto a green hand cut banner.  I added in a wood button and twine to give it a more rustic feel.

One thing you can’t see in the picture, is the addition of sparkle gel pen on the green zig zags.  It looks so fun in real life!  🙂

So glad you could join me today!  Thanks for stopping in!

My blog: Soapbox Creations


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Cardmaking Tutorial : Merry Christmas

Hello Stampers! Let’s continue the holiday spirit this week.^_^ Today, I have a cardmaking tutorial for all of you. Something simple and easy to make. If you’re wondering if where I got that cute image, I just cut them out from a scrapbooking paper. Make sure to check all of your christmas paper and see if you have something that you can use as a die cut.^_^ Or you can get something from an old Christmas card.

My sentiment here is from our newest adorable set, Christmas Stamp Set. If you’re new to our blog, welcome everyone! Make sure to check our gallery or pinterest to see the projects that we made for you! And keep tuning in because we have more projects coming up!^_^

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the video!^_^

♥ Dyane

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Inspire Me Friday {MERRY CHRISTMAS}

Happy Friday, everyone!  Geri, here…with my first creation for you all as a guest designer for the holidays!  I was so excited to hold these sweet little images in my hands, {Christmas Stamp Set} and wanted my first project to show off as many of them as possible!  Today’s project centers around the pretty little ornament image in the set.  I wanted to use some soft but fresh colors…

 I began by stamping one ornament on plain paper and cutting it out to use as a mask.  I stamped the one I wanted to be in the forefront first, then masked before stamping the others to make them look like they were dangling behind.  I re-stamped the ornament I wanted to highlight in the forefront, cut it out, glittered it up, added some pretty twine and a tiny pearl, and popped it up with foam.  I also wanted the ‘Merry Christmas’ portion of my sentiment to stand out a little…

…so I stamped it on a little banner and popped it up among the little borders layered above and below it.  (That little cut out sentiment also made hiding all the ‘loose ends’ of my ornament ‘strings’  really easy!!!)  I repeated that pattern of sweet little borders at the bottom of the card, in the opposite corner, with the rest of the sentiment to finish off the project and balance it all out…

What do you think?!?

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit!  Thanks so much for popping in!  I look forward to sharing a new creation with these sweet little images and sentiments next week…hope you’ll join me then!

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Meet Our Guest Designers

Hello Stampers! We have an exciting news to share! Because we love Christmas and it’s getting closer and closer, we want to share with you more fun project ideas using the Christmas Stamp Set. Awesome!^_^

We invited two talented guest designers to show and share with us their take on the newest set. Oh we can’t wait!^_^

Here we go! Get to know our guest designers, Geri Freeman and Laurie Willison.^_^

Don’t forget to visit their blogs and show some love!^_^

Have a great day!

Hey, everyone!! I’m so honored and excited to be creating alongside Dyane and her team this month! I’m a stay at home mom of 3 growing and busy kids (thanks to my wonderful hubby!), and creating with my papers, stamps and ink is like therapy for me. (Without it, I tend to get a little cranky!;) Blogging about my creations and meeting new crafty friends has been a great experience for me, and one that has really brought a lot of extra joy into my life. Challenge wins and publication honors have been a source of excitement, too! But I have to say…for me, the best part of this hobby is sharing it ‘up close and personal’ with others. There’s nothing like giving a gift or card I’ve created from the heart to a special friend or family member. Another great way I share my craft is with residents at a local nursing home. Once a month I take everything needed for about a dozen residents to create a card with me. What a treat…for them and for me!!! Yep…sharing this craft is the best part about it! And I’m so thankful to Dyane that I’ll have the opportunity to be sharing with you throughout the holidays! SO looking forward to it!!!

Hi!  My name is Laurie Willison.  I am a part time SAHM and part time RN.  I have 2 kiddos at home and an amazing husband who puts up with my hobby!  I started scrapbooking in 1997 and was taken over by card making in 2007!  I absolutely love this hobby!  It has given me such an amazing creative outlet and I have met so many wonderful friends because of it!  You can find me over at my blog, Soapbox Creations!  I currently design for Clear and Simple Stamps.  I am also on the DT over at CAS-ual Fridays, Retro Sketches and CAS(E) that Sketch!  I love my Precious Remembrance stamps!  They have such a fun feel to them and are the perfect addition to my crafty stash!  Thank you so much for inviting me to guest with you this month!!


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Saturday Creations {Warmest Wishes}

Hi friends!

Elena here, with what I think is an adorable winter card to share with you today.  When I saw the sentiment, from the “christmas stamp set,” I immediately started layering on cozy & wintery elements:

 – the snowman, in his warm hat and mittens… I bent his arms back to look like he’s clumsily holding onto the sentiment sign.  love that.

 – the nordic-style-sweater background.  sigh…in red and white, no less.

 – the kraft elements… nothing says warm to me like kraft… it lends a homespun quality to projects that I absolutely adore.  I even opted to color the snowman’s carrot nose with a kraft-colored marker… an orange would have totally ruined my look.

 – ric rac… the pinking edged border reminds me of fabric… and, next to the sweater background, can’t help but reinforce the cozy feel.


Thanks for peeking my wintery snowman card!

 Have a great weekend, all!

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Project Thursday {Merry Christmas}

Today I’m popping in to share a nice shabby chic card with you – my cardmaking style is rather bipolar, going from clean and simple (as seen HERE) to shabby and distressed, like now!

The Christmas stamp set is perfect for shabby chic cardmakers, since it’s such an artsy and distressed looking set.

Used a sweet sentiment from the set, than stamped one of the teeny hearts from the “handmade with love” sentiment to really help the banner pop.

As challenging as this may look for you CAS cardmakers, it really wasn’t complicated at all! Here are some key supplies I use with shabby chic cards that may help you;

  • Die cuts – a quick and easy focal point! Or, if you’re a good stamper, a stamped focal point!
  • Doilies – I can’t resist these! They make shabby chic cardmaking a snap!
  • Glitter and/or pearls/gems – pretty little finishing touches
  • Ribbon! Silk and seam binding are by far my faves, but grosgrain works well too.
Thanks so much for stopping in! I hope those couple pointers helped you out!
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