Meet Our New Designer for {Saturday Creations}!

Hello stampers! Dyane here today sharing an awesome news!^_^ First of all, thanks to Designer Lisa for introducing me to our new talented designer. Loooooooooove her style and her mixed media projects, totally!:)

Let’s welcome designer Sue Lelli for Saturday Creations!

Don’t forget to visit her blog to see more of her work.

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I have been crafting ever since I can remember.  My Mom started me with knitting, then sewing, then sand art, then scrapbooking, and now mostly cards and mixed media.  My blog is called Card Therapy and I LOVE creating while my two kitties watch!

{ Stamp: Positive Thoughts }

Swoon!!!! look at that tag you guys.:) Lovely isn’t it? See more of her work on our next release which is next week and every other Saturday! ^_^

Have a wonderful day!♥

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Inspire Me Friday {a star is born}

Happy to have you here for my last creation with the Little One set today! On today’s project, I’ve put to use a couple sentiments from the set, and that delicate little star border…

…that little thing stamps like a dream!  I was kind of inspired by a Father’s Day card I made for my hubby using a large star die cut and a starburst.  I thought it might be fun to use the little border as the pretty little rays of my starburst.  I just positioned the star first, and marked the center area that would be covered by it later. There was no exact science to how much of the border I inked up each time to create the starburst, so I knew the center might be a little messy.  My markings gave me an idea of how much ‘room for error’ I had.  Then I just inked up longer or shorter portions of the border as needed, and tried to stamp them as symmetrically as possible…didn’t have too many problems with that…

You can see the little banner I created with one of the sentiments.  I’ve found when I need a curved banner (I don’t have any dies for that) it’s easiest to start with a large circle die or punch.  I curved my stamp a little to follow the curve of the circle I cut, then followed that same curve with my scissor beneath the letters I’d stamped, leaving  room on each end for the cutting and folding of the tails.  I just can’t seem to hand-cut a symmetrical curve, so beginning with a perfect circle from a die/punch helps with that.  I also included the ‘Congratulations’ sentiment from the same set at the bottom to finish the card off.

And there you have it for your Friday inspiration…hope you enjoyed it!  We’re all wrapping this Little One set up just in time for a new one Dyane is introducing soon, so stay tuned!!!

Thanks so much for dropping in today!

Geri

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Design It Monday ~ {A Star is Born}

We all know the definition of a star is an object of five or six points. Another being an outstanding performer. But the first definition of this noun is a heavenly body. And what, might I ask, could be more heavenly than the gift of a precious new baby!!??!! Dyane has given us various star images to choose from in the new Little One set. See if you can spot those I’ve used in the card I’m sharing today!

I must say I’m quite smitten with the delicate stars and dashes border from this set. I’ve used them to dangle my layered stars from this soft green scallop border. The stars are layered die cuts and buttons. I saw the flowers as rounded star points! They’re stamped with the polka dot border from the Mom & Dad set then topped with a button matching my cardstock. I like to pull my cardstock color to the front of my card for a more uniformed and complete design.

This darling sentiment tucks into the star perfectly! Not your traditional baby colors here, something more suitable for that up and coming outstanding performer to be!! So happy you could stop by today, take care.

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Gender Neutral Baby Shower, Mason Jar Tags

Hi everyone! It’s Nicole, here again to share my final project with this adorable stamp set, and I couldn’t help myself but make another party decoration using the set, Little One. The, ‘It’s a…Boy? Girl?’ stamp is so cute, and can be used in so many ways for a baby shower, invitations, congratulations card, or announcement. But, I always love using stamps for party decor—so today I’m making a mason jar tag for a gender neutral baby shower. I’ve always noticed that there aren’t that many gender neutral products in the handmade world; so, I thought I’d use this particular stamp for this theme—and it came out so cute! Here’s what I did:

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock, in chocolate brown, Memento Ink, and cut it out along the edge. Next, I applied some, vintage stain distress ink using my ink blender. Next I cut out a piece of yellow and green flower, pattern paper and made it big enough to leave a border around the previously cut sentiment. Once that was finished, I colored in the hearts on this stamped image using a yellow Copic marker.

Next, I thought it would be cute to add some question marks to the sentiment–to indicate that the gender is unknown. I used one of my favorite alphabet sets to do this.

Next, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes into the tag, and I used some twine to wrap it around the top of the mason jar.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my last project; and, I hope you have been inspired! Thank you so much for having me—this was so much fun!

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Project Thursday {sequin bird}

First off, I have to apologize for the poor pictures – my camera simply cannot pick up black, apparently!Moving on…

I used the Positive Thoughts and Little One stamp sets in this card, in a very simple way, but bold way.

This second picture shows the brightness of the bird a bit better…

I used the chic chevron pattern from the Little One stamp set to make a subtle ‘bird tracks’ background.

What do you think?

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

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Tuesday Ideas {faux watercolor effect}

Hello there, friends. It’s Kim here and I am back with another Tuesday Idea. I just love the darling sentiment “a star is born” from the Little One stamp set. For my card today, I am featuring a “star” theme in soft pastels that remind me of watercolors.

First, I used pink ink to distress the cardstock and give it a radiant effect. Next I added washi tape to the bottom of my card. I masked off the wheels from the stroller and stamped the image at the top of the washi tape and replaced the wheels with buttons. I then paper pieced the polka dot patterned paper to give it some color.

Next, I used the dashed border stamp with a star pattern and gave it a careful curve when placing it onto my stamp block. Curving your stamps is a great way to get even more use out of your images in an unexpected way. I also curved the sentiment to follow the curve of the border stamp.

To give it the watercolor effect, stamp off the star image onto a scratch piece of paper first to remove the excess ink, then stamp directly onto your project without re-inking. This will leave the remaining ink a softer, more subdued style similar to watercolor. I think chalk inks work best for this effect. Last, I used a glitter pen to trace the edges of a few select star images. I think it adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Well, that brings an end to my project for today. I hope you’ll give this technique a try with your stamps. Thanks for much for visiting!

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A Congratulations Card using the, Little One, Stamp Set

Hello! I’m back again with another project; and, this time around, I’m making a ‘Congratulations’ card using the super cute stamp set, Little One. I just love how versatile this stamp set is—I can use certain stamps to create party decorations, I can go with a traditional card (like the one shown above), or you can even make a gift tag out of the teddy bear image. The possibilities are endless.

To start I cut an A2 size card base, and flipped through my 6 x6 pattern paper pages to found a really cute floral pattern, and a pink ledger paper pattern—pink ledger paper?! So cute, right? I cut the floral and ledger paper at 4 ¼ x 5 ½, and I adhered the floral piece to the white card base. Next, I used my edge punch to create this notebook effect on the ledger paper and applied vintage edge stain to the edges of both pieces. Once that was done, I grabbed the stamp set, and inked up the ‘Congratulations’ sentiment and stamped it at the top of the card stock.

Next, I wanted to add some hearts to this design, so I cut one of the hearts out of the ‘Welcome little one’ sentiment, and used that to create the background. What I love about cutting pieces off of clear stamps is that you can easily put it back together when you’re done.

Using some pale pink card stock I stamped the bear and chocolate brown ink, and colored in this face and tummy with a pink marker in a shade slightly darker than the card stock. Next I used some pink hemp twine and created the sweet little bow right above his belly. After cutting the out the bear I used a piece of scrap paper to create the waving banner and used the ‘Bundle of Joy’ sentiment and used some dimensional adhesive to attach it to the bear.

Once bear was finished I added it to the card using some more dimensional adhesive, and finished it off by rounding one corner with my corner chomper.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card tutorial!

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A star is born and a goodbye {saturday creations}

Hi friends!

Let’s get the goodbye part out of the way, shall we?  I have had the honor, over the past year, of working with Dyane of Precious Remembrance.  It has been a pleasure to have been there with her from the beginning – for both of us!  PR was my first design team, and you never forget your first 😉  I cannot wait to see who takes over {Saturday Creations} and what amazing stuff she (or he) will create!

 And now, for my final PR card:

 

A star is born.  in there.

Do you ever crane your neck to check out a baby rolling by?  I often do.  And if they are less than a few months old, they automatically get a little coo.  It just happens.

You may notice (and if you aren’t noticing, I’m pointing it out) that the pram is closed on both side.  Look at my card, and then at this image of the stamp set to compare.

 

 See?  A little selective inking allowed me to close up the sides.  The yucky parts got covered by the pretty patterned paper.  That’s how I roll… everything looks pretty on the outside, just don’t go poking around too much or you’ll find my messy secrets (my friends are giggling right now, because my house is like that too – so neat and tidy until you open a closet… ha.)

 

I used the little knitted background strip to build a soft pattern all over my circle, and then curved the sentiment to fit around its curve.  (The arrow image is from a Mama Elephant set.  I stamped that once everything was adhered to my card, and held my breath until I pulled up and made sure everything was stamped ok.)

I hope you like my card!  Have a great weekend!

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Inspire Me Friday {Soft and Sweet}

Hello, everyone!  I’m so happy to be back sharing today…seems like forEVER since I last posted, so…I’m EXTRA happy to share a soft and snugly creation with you today.  I’m sure you’ll recognize this little guy from the Little One set…

I stamped him on some wool felt, fussy cutting his top half (Be careful…let the ink dry!) and adding just a dab of chalk to his face.  Then I carefully cut up the line of his tummy/arm so I could tuck him in ‘bed’ and let his little arm out from under the covers to hold his little message.  The ‘I {heart} HUGS’ sentiment is on the bear’s tummy in the set, but I’ve cut it out here to use it separately.

You can see I’ve stitched a felt star border on the top edge of his ‘comforter’, and stitched around the edges to form a pocket.  A tip for that…You don’t want to stitch the pocket totally flat, or it may be difficult to tuck the bear in.  I put just a dab of adhesive in each bottom corner of the pocket to keep it in position, and then folded a scrap of felt in half and tucked it in the middle of the pocket while sewing.  Then…after stitching…I pulled out the scrap, positioned my bear under his cover just the way I wanted him, and adhered.  I also stamped one of the delicate little borders from the set at the top, and used the ‘congratulations’ sentiment at the bottom.  And I think that covers it!  I hope you enjoyed this extra soft creation and are inspired to incorporate a little extra softness into your next project for any little ones you may be welcoming into the world this summer!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

 Geri

 

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Cardmaking Tutorial: Simple Father’s Day Card

Hello my friends! Stoppin’ by today with a quick video tutorial in making this card. Father’s day is coming up! so I thought showing a little more project using the Mom & Dad stamp set is just perfect.

If you’re new to cardmaking, this will be a great way to start. Since there’s not so much layers going on, how simple is that? ^_^

What are you guys up to? what have you been making lately? I hope you’re enjoying this set as much as we do! If you haven’t seen the stamper’s corner  lately, I added few more cards made by our creative fans!^_^ So if you have one, don’t forget to share it to us. It really makes me so happy seeing your creations using Precious Remembrance stamps. You guys are soooo creative! ♥

Here’s more father’s day cards that was made by the DT last few months. So if you’re looking for more inspiration. Check this out!♥

Alright my friends, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I’ll see you guys next time!

Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day!

♥Dyane

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