Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Leaf Hunter by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy  here, and I am sharing a new layout using the cute mason jar stamp from the Oh So Fun Stamp Set and a small stamp from the Date Stamp Set.  I also used a few of the die cuts from the new Love Coupon Bits & Pieces pack.  I’ve had my eye on the mason jar stamp for a while, but I never really know how to incorporate it onto my layout.  So I decided to just dive right in and use it and make it work for me.  I was in the mood to use watercolors, so I pulled them out and applied it straight to the stamp using a brush.  I love how it came out.  The watercolor look creates a messy effect and doesn’t leave a perfectly crisp edge.  That’s what I love about it!  I used two photos of my daughter looking for leaves because the colors matched.  Leaves and mason jars really don’t have anything in common, but I just liked how it all came together.

Here you can see how beautiful the watercolor looks.  This was a lot of fun to do, and it’s a great way to use your stamps in a different way.  I like to stamp on scrap paper, fussy cut the image out and use it as an embellishment.  I was able to arrange all the jars where I wanted them instead of stamping directly on to the background paper.  Once I stamped the jars, I came back in with my brush and added some shading to make the jars look more realistic and dimensional.  I also added some splatters after gluing them down.  I also added a bit of machine stitching through them all with white thread.  Here you can also see the circle/heart die cuts I added in.  I also fussy cut a few butterflies from a Paige Evans Turn the Page paper to scatter around the page.

I used some Bella Blvd alpha stickers for my title, which I decided to keep small.  Another fun aspect of stamping, watercoloring and fussy cutting is the dimension.  When the shapes dry, they naturally curl up.  That allows for the image to rise up off the page like this.  I love that!

I added a few subtitles here and there from a few sticker sheets that went with my photos.  I really love how the rainbow effect turned out here.  You can easily mix and match colors as well by painting on a few colors at a time onto the stamp.  It would be easy to create an ombre effect with this stamp.

Here’s one more close-up of the stamp’s detail.  The watercolor picked up those details but still blurred them out a bit.  This would look completely different if you stamped with an ink pad.  So don’t be afraid to change things up and get a little messy with your paints!  You could get a different look with acrylics as well.

I hope this inspires you to try watercolors on your stamps.  It was a lot of fun, and I didn’t want to stop stamping those mason jars!  Be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Quick & Easy : Last Minute Christmas Card #2

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic day so far. I’m back with my 2nd card using our brand new Bits & Pieces – Oh Christmas collection for our Quick & Easy: Last Minute Christmas Card inspiration, in which I will be sharing 5 cards total.:)

If you missed the first card here’s the link, I hope you can check it out!

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The featured image is this wreath. It is so much fun and  you can easily color the berries around it, I colored it baby pink.

I want to match it with my background paper color, I went for a non-traditional Christmas colors this time.

Merry & Bright sentiment is raised up using dimensionals. And I rounded the corners too for a softer look.:)

Thank you so much for for stoppin’ bye. I hope you got inspired for today’s project.

3 more to go! Stay tune!:)

Dyane

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Happy Mail / Fall Colors by: Amy Tsuruta

Hello, I’m back featuring a project using some goodies from the Precious Remembrance Shop!   Today I’m playing with Happy Mail + Fall Colors!

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall Colors set in gold on vellum:

Fall Leaves red, orange, yellow, gold beautiful colors

The pattern paper is by Pebbles.  I stamped on both the front and back of the envelope using the Happy Mail set:

Something that I tend to forget but I think is such a nice touch is an envelope liner.  It adds a fun design element for the recipient.

Thank you so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!

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Quick & Easy : Last Minute Christmas Card #1

Hello stampers! Wow… halloween is so close! I’m sure, your treats are all ready. But you still have time to grab some treats for a last minute shopping!:)

Speaking of last minute, I will be sharing 5 projects total with all of you starting this week and so on – for a quick & easy last minute Christmas cards. Sometimes it’s easier to mass produce cards that are easy to make, and all you need to do is to add glue or tape. yay!

I will be featuring our brand new bits & pieces – Oh Christmas in all projects. And some of you grab it already. Thank you so much.

I hope these ideas will inspire you more, these pieces are very versatile and can be use in any projects.

I have to say, it took me only less than 5 minutes to make 1 card.lol I think that’s a record breaking for me, since I don’t really need to add anything except choosing a patterned paper for my background.

The rest are from the bits & pieces, add glue, and done!

It’s optional, but I rounded the corners for a softer look.:)

Easy right?:) 4 more to go! Stay tune!:)

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Dyane

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Inspire Me Friday ~ Halloween Treat Box

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here, with my next project featuring the {Happy Mail} stamp set!

I made one more Halloween project, pairing up the {Happy Mail} stamp set with the fun  {Beware} stamp set and a die cut milk carton (shared with me from my wonderful design teammate Lisa).

I stamped images on each side of the flattened milk carton before assembling.  It was a lot of fun combining images from these two sets (along with some splatters from the {Fall Colors} set)!

Here is the front of the box, followed by views of each side as you spin the carton around:

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I plan on filling this carton with some yummy Halloween treats for one of my little neices or nephews.  What a fun way to receive some goodies this Halloween!

I hope you have been inspired by the design teams’ projects this week.  Be sure to share your creations with us using #preciousremembrancestamps on your social media pages!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {Happy Mail} Snowflakes

Welcome back for another {Happy Mail} stamp set collaboration 🙂 I love when I can add extra touches using small stamps from a set. Check out the center of my snowflakes!
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I wanted to use my {Oh Christmas} stamp set with the new {Happy Mail} set for today’s project and instantly reached for the “let it snow let it snow” sentiment. Of course I needed some snowflakes, so I used some shimmer mists and dies to create some pops of color. Silver embossing is such a classic way to depict ice or frost.

There a small circle stamp in the {Happy Mail} set that says exactly that…and it punches out perfectly with a 1″ round punch! What a sweet detail to add with the silver embossing.

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I hope you’ll think about small ways to add interest to your cards!

Stay tuned for Inspire Me Friday from the talented Judy Marino

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Design It Monday ~ {Special Delivery!}

Hidyho stampers! Lisa here today with a fun little Halloween treat bag that’s super easy to make. If you have a Misti you can knock several of these out in no time!

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I lined up all of the circle images from the Beware stamp set on my Misti then stamped them with black ink. Next came the Open Me sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set. Keep in mind how you want the bag to be opened when stamping this image. I colored the images with Tombow Brush Markers then added some glitter to the outer circle with a Gelly Roll pen. I decided to make the date image pop a little more, so I stamped it on purple cardstock then punched it out. It’s added to the bag with a big foam dot.

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The envelope from the Happy Mail stamp set was stamped twice onto the textured lime green cardstock then fussy cut. I added more of that Gelly Roll glitter on the teeny hearts. After die cutting a banner, I stamped the deliver sentiment (Happy Mail). I added this to the tag then tucked the two envelops in.

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I gussied up the tag with a fun junk bow then addressed it. This will go to the two little kiddos across the street. I’ll tuck it into their mailbox as a fun surprise on Halloween since Trick or Treat takes place the weekend before. Word has it they’re crazy for suckers! Looks like they’re getting treats from us twice this year. Its okay, they’re a pair of cutie patooties and totally worth it!

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Weekend by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today combining two stamp sets and some of the new stickers and die cuts available in the shop.  I always look through my stamps and see what inspires me at the moment.  For this page, I began with my photos.  They’re of my girls about to ride our 4-wheeler, so I wanted to create a messy and somewhat muddy layout to showcase them.  I knew the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set would be perfect, so I chose that to use on my background.  I also used a sentiment from the New Day Stamp Set.  I incorporated some of the new Coffee Love Stickers and Journey Bits & Pieces on the page as well.  The pink in those helped me with my color scheme.  I didn’t use any patterned paper on this layout, and it was a lot of fun to just use stamps and embellishments along with watercolors and sprays.

I absolutely adore this scribble stamp.  It’s perfect for so many things, and it symbolizes mess and dirty for this page.  I used a thick smooth cardstock without any gesso.  I used some brown distress inks as well as some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some Shimmerz.  I thought adding some pink would add a feminine touch to the brown splotches.  My title is one of the stickers, and I simply adhered it to some cardstock and then cut it out so I could move it around.  I glued it to my photo and then machine stitched through it with gold thread.  A lot of the gold embellishments around the page are from my Crate Paper stash.

Here are a few of the fun stickers.  These are perfect for planners, but I like the challenge of making them work on a layout.  I used them as layers and smaller subtitles.  Here is where I used the New Day Stamp Set.  This quote was just right for these photos.

I really love how the pinks and browns look together.  I don’t normally go for browns, but the pictures suited it.  I used one of the camera die cuts here available in the Journey Bits & Pieces.  There are three different sizes of these cameras!  Again, the other embellishments are from various Crate Paper collections.

Here’s a closer look at the camera and the background stamping.  Stamping doesn’t always have to be front and center;  you can use them for subtle elements, too.  I did more machine stitching here to add more pops of shiny gold.

I hope this has inspired you in some way to create a fun layout using your stamps!  And be sure to check out the shop for all the new stickers and die cuts.  They’re very versatile and can be used in so many ways.  Also, be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to see how I created this page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Special Delivery by: Amy Tsuruta

Hello, I’m back featuring a project using some goodies from Precious Remembrance Shop.

Today I’m playing with Happy Mail + Beware:

Here’s how I was inspired!  I inked up those fun circle images from the Beware set in a charcoal ink.  It gives it a worn look and just what I was looking to complement my design.  I wanted to have a handful of the images included on my card so I staggered them with spacing and foam adhesives.

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I managed to include two sentiments, one from each stamp set.  The Happy Mail set is perfect for card + envelope designs:

This has already gone postal and hopefully it will brighten the recipient’s day!

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!

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Letters & Mails!

Hi stampers! Yay!:) Holiday season is fast approaching, we will be giving gifts , letters, or any happy mails soon. Busier months are definitely coming! Are we ready yet? Hmmm….. a lot of things to prepare for sure! And one of those things is to make sure it’s a special one. But it’s the thought that counts!:)

Today, I have another project idea using our brand new set Happy Mail Stamp Set.

I created a cluster of stamped images, the & is from a fiskars punch. The mini doily behind it adds a little softness to this card, I love that size, it’s cute and delicate!

The stamped border on the side adds a pop of color as well. And to make it more interesting, I drew a straight line just beside it.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you got inspired with my simple card!:)

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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