{Crafty Sunday} tis the season with clay

The time has come to begin tackling the annual Christmas gift and card list.  What gifts to get, which photo to choose for the card, are there any handmade gifts to be made?  Taking it one day at a time.  Have you started your countdown?  Recently I have been posting ideas on my blog, specifically about clay.  Find it difficult sometimes to work with polymer clay so I am attempting air dry clay from Martha Stewart.  The project I am sharing today uses one of the star shapes I am working with.

Supplies: stamps, air dry clay, roller, cookie cutter, twine, hole making tool and twine.

Once the piece was air dried for over 24 hours I stamped the front using the newest Precious Remembrance stamp set, Joy.  Used the solid border stamp to create a subtle checkerboard background and the word “Joy” in a bolder pink.  Added twine and glitter for a complete embellishment or ornament.  Added this element to the card created using embroidery thread, cardstock and the stamp “greetings”.

This clay is very light weight and perfect for embellishments on project.  Actually quite amazed how well the stamping turned out on it.  Enjoy your day and tackling your Christmas list as well!

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{Crafty Sunday} let’s do plaid

When I think of fall plaid comes to mind.  Flannel shirts, the wool plaid blanket we used to cuddle up by the fireplace with growing up and walking into the Pendleton factory where my grandfather worked at for over thirty years.  This is the time of year to start pulling out those things to keep us comforted and warm during the cool days.  Today I wanted to take it to the paper and create my own version of plaid in colors I love.  Here is the breakdown of  my stamping steps.

Did you know that Precious Remembrance has such an amazing variety of border stamps that you can probably mix and match the stamps each and every day for something completely new?  Now you can experiment with stamps and colors in a whole new way.  Try fall or Halloween colors and just see how so many new color layers come out as you stamp your plaid!

Stamps: Border Tape #1, Coffee Love, Fall Colors, Positive Thoughts, Holiday Wishes.

Thank you for popping by…

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{Crafty Sunday} ’tis near halloween

Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays in the past couple of years.  The season, picking out costumes, hosting a party for the neighborhood kids and just having fun with it all.  When the new Beware Precious Remembrance set came out I was in love all over again and motivated to get our party planning underway.  This week I wanted to share a little project which kind of remind me to trading cards, these ones being all about Halloween.  All you need is your PR stamps, ink, cardstock and some fun Halloween poems and you are ready to create!

Each tag was created using the following stamp sets: Beware, Border Tape #1, Fall Colors and New Day.  To top it all off I stamped a polka dot pattern onto a small clothes pin with black ink.  Stick these in goody bags, your child’s lunchbox or use them in your next scrapbook or craft project.  Took less than fifteen minutes to create these and that is what I love the most.  With almost twenty kids last year and a haunted house to decorate, these are the projects I adore.

Are you ready to October and Halloween?

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{Crafty Sunday} it’s how you celebrate

The past month has been filled with birthday’s around here.  Friends, family and soon I will officially be one more year older.  What better way to celebrate than with a few balloons and greeting cards.  The first card above was created using a few familiar Precious Remembrance stamps to create something unique.  Beginning with one of my most favorite background stamps from the Mom and Dad stamp set, I used a soft pink to create a polka dot background.  I then used the rings from the Positive Thoughts stamp set to create the balloons.  From here, use your PR border and border tape stamps to create your own colorful bundle of balloon designs.  The dash border stamp was used as the string, added the balloon detail to the bottom of each with a pen and drew a bow at the base.  Finished it off with a sentiment from the Oh So Fun stamp set.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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{Crafty Sunday} picture perfect fall

Fall is coming, our most favorite time of the year!  The crunching of leaves that have fallen to the ground.  The gentle breeze that is welcomed back into the air after a long humid summer.  Don’t forget about the changing of your decor too, those boxes that have been sitting around through three seasons just waiting to be used once again.  With the new release of the new “Fall Colors” stamp set I thought I would add a personal touch to my decor this year.

Seem to have a number of shadow box frames around the house and what better way to fill them then with a dimensional, floating collage of stamped goodness.  Where to start, you may ask?  It begins with creating a stamped background using the text box from the “Fall Colors” stamp set.  The finished product looking a little like stacked stone or bamboo.  Used a soft orange to allow it both to show, but not to overwhelm when adding the other elements.  You could also use the leaves, sentiments or paint splatters for your repetitive patterns.  The possibilities are endless.

Now comes the fun part.  Stamp leaves, bubbles (“New Day” stamp set) and hearts (“Positive Thoughts” stamp set) in a variety of colors.  Trim, punch and cut them to prep them for placement.  I added orange thread first, sentiment strip next followed by the stamped pieces.  Varied the number of foam dots under each piece to give them a layered effect.  Finally, added glossy glaze and beads to complete the look.  There you have it.  A new piece to hang come fall.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and see you back at Crafty Sunday soon!

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{Crafty Sunday} bundle of joy

Happy Sunday!  Time to begin another week to work a bit, hopefully laugh a bunch and don’t forget your creative side.   This past week I spent a little time working on this card set, using as many stamps as I possibly and loving it.  From the border stamps to the cute baby buggy and stars, think I may have fit in just enough, so lets break it down.

Here are the sets that I used to create this card:

To begin stamp the base of the card/cardstock with layers of border stamps and paint splatter stamps.  Paint and stamp the chipboard piece and add rope to the top corner then adhere to the front of the card.  Lay thread on top of chipboard piece before pocket is added. Stamp and adhere kraft pocket on top of chipboard piece.   Stamp tab using border tape stamp, but out and staple to pocket.  Stamp stars and buggy onto cardstock, cut out and adhere to front of card.  (Note:  I used a border tape stamp on the buggy to add more detail.)  Thread and Adhere buttons to the buggy.  Stamp “celebrate” onto cardstock, cut out and adhere to card.  Add beads to card.

Created a gift pocket for the card using a brown paper bag using similar sets, but also used the “Holiday Wishes” set to stamp white on the bag.  That completes this project.  Hope you are having a relaxing day and enjoy your week.

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{Crafty Sunday} good in everyday

Welcome fellow crafters to my first “Crafty Sunday” post!  So excited to be back to creating with my favorite stamps along with so many amazing designers.   When sitting down in my creative space with all of the Precious Remembrance stamps at my finger tips my mind went in a few different directions.  Today I wanted to share one of the ideas with you using basic supplies with the stamps to create something with a lot of color and spunk.

With just a cardstock mini album, paper, tape, thread and a few other items you can quickly create your own.  Begin by cutting paper to fit the outer cover of the album, stitch layers and adhere to the ablum.  Add tape at the binding.  Stamp paint drops from the DIY stamp set (in red).  Add glittered resin embellishments.  Stamp sentiment from the New Day stamp set, cut and adhere to the front of the album.  Lay thread on front of album.   Stamp pinwheels using the Oh So Fun pennant stamps, cut and adhere using foam dots.

One of my most favorite stamp sets, if I had to pick one which is nearly impossible, is the Border Tape #1 set.  Used these to create flag tags to add to each page.

There you have our first “Craft Sunday” project.  Hope you enjoyed this post and you are finding a way to add a little craftiness to your day!

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Meet our new designer: Look who’s back! + Projects!

Hi stampers!:) I have an exciting announcement for you today!:)

Do you guys remember  these pretty projects when Precious Remembrance just started back in 2012?:)

If you do..then you probably know by now that she’s one of the most talented crafter out there!:)

I’m one of her biggest fan! And if you followed her blog too, you know that she’s back in the blogland after a year off. I can’t believe and SO happy when I saw her post  in her blog!Yay!:) The secret is out! I’m VERY excited to let you know as well that she’s back in Precious Remembrance as a designer and she’s gonna showcase lots of awesome projects for you guys every other Sunday during the release, which is new and we call it “Crafty Sunday”. Hooray!

Please welcome back designer Andrea Budjack along with her first project for us!

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My name is Andrea, stay at home mama to a house of all boys in the sunny (and very humid right now) state of Florida.  With over ten years of crafting under my belt it is one passion that I cannot seem to stay away from for too long.  Things I cannot live without in my craft space: sewing machine, fabric and stamps.  Let’s just say there are touches of these elements in everything I create. 

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With so many border stamps to choose from, why not use them to create your own background design?

Using one of my favorite border stamps from Precious Remembrance, Mom & Dad polka dots, I created a repetitive polka dot stamped background on a die cut cardstock label.  Next, folded in half, I and added stamped images from both the Friend and Oh So Fun stamps sets in black ink.   I then die cut white sketch paper in a small label die cut (approximately five cut in all).

To create the book, layer the sheets of paper and stamped outer label and sew down the fold to attach it together.  Fold it and press down to create the book.

I completed the look using heart stamps from Positive Thoughts and Love stamped onto cardstock, cut out and adhered to the front of the book.

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Swoon!!! Oh how cute!!! LOVE!!!

Tons of ideas coming, so stay tune for more upcoming updates.

Thank you for joining us today!

Dyane

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