Design It Monday ~ {No tricks, just treats}!

Hey there! It’s Lisa here today sharing a fun idea for a quick and simple Halloween goodie bag. Why buy pre-made bags when you can jazz up one of our Plain-White or Plain-Kraft Flat Paper Bags from the shop.

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First up, I added a strip of Washi Tape to the bag. Next came the stamped star splatters from the Journey Stamp Set. Using a circle die cut border, I stamped three images from the Beware Stamp Set set using a smokey gray ink.  I stamped and punched out two orange Jack-o-lanterns then added them to the strip with foam tape. The strip of circles begins and ends with a star from the Totally Stamp Set. No circle border die, no problem. Just use punches or die cut circles for the same look.

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I finished things off with two Trick or Treats sentiments (Beware Stamp Set) and some glossy bat stickers from my stash.

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Add those treats and you’re good to go!


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Design It Monday ~ {Happy Mail}

Hi friends, Lisa here today! I hope your new year has gotten off to a great start. Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to start thinking about those Valentine projects. I have a fun treat bag for you today.

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I have a recipe for some jumbo cookies that fit into the Plain Kraft/flat bags perfectly. My mom and dad are fond of them, so I thought I would whip up a batch, tuck some in the bag and deliver them some happy mail! To decorate the bag, I started with some patterned paper. Next came stamped and fussy cut images from the Happy Mail stamp set. I added some arrows from the set to the PP. I cut one of the Mini- Yellow Doilies in half adding one piece to each side on the back of the PP panel. Before attaching this to the bag, I stamped the heart trio image from the Happy Art stamp set.

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Here’s a close up of the detail I like to add to the postage stamp image. I use a tiny hole punch along the edges to give the stamp a realistic look. Too cute! And how sweet are the envelopes stamped on PP, love them!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Project Thursday ~ A Coffee Card and A Year In Review

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a fabulous holidays week! Can you believe that a year almost gone by? New year is coming in 4 more days! And it also means that is the end of my term with Precious Remembrance Shop. It has been an amazing year and for sure I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing team, for Dyane, and for her generosity through out the year.


I have one more card to share with you all today. I created this card with the new Everyday Stamp Set and Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped one of the artsy image from the Everyday Stamp Set with Versamark Ink Pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I added some red paint using Sakura Koi Water Colors on the background. The heat embossed image resist the watercolor paint.

I used smooshing technique and splatter technique to add more texture with the watercolor paint. I dried it, distress the edge of the paper, and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.


I stamped the cup from the Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne Ink Pad on a white cardstock and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on the cup with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous and I added the cup on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the other sentiments, they are from Everyday Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous, trimmed it into sentiment stripes, and then I added them on the cup with 3D foam tape.

And… before you all go… Here are my Top 5 favorite cards that I created with Precious Remembrance Shop in this year of 2018:


This card I created using Thanks Stamp SetJourney Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. You can visit this post for details.


I created these cards using the Thanks Stamp SetFall Colors Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. You can read all about them at this post here.


These mixed media ATC cards I created using Little Thing Stamp SetCoffee Love Stamp SetBits & Pieces : Love CouponBits & Pieces : Daily ThoughtsPaper Snippets : TODAY, Buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. Check out the details and how I created them here.


Stamps I use on this card are the Little Things Stamp SetOh So Fun Stamp Set, and Blossom Stamp Set that I stamped with the VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. I also used the mini paper doily on this card. I shared a tutorial here.


And last but not least, these 3 mixed media ATC cards. I used the Sketchy Alphabets Stamp SetNew Day Stamp Set, and the Love Coupon Stamp Set. You can read all about them here.

There all I would love to share with you all… Thank you so much for stopping by today and I would love to wish you all a Happy and Amazing New Year 2019!!!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ Artsy Birthday Bag and Tag


Hello everyone… The “Getting Artsy Week” is continue! Helen is here today and I have an artsy, fun birthday gift bag and tag to share with you all for this Project Thursday.


I use the Plain – White / Flat Paper Bag for the gift bag. I inserted a stamping pad that I made out of fun foam inside the bag for easy stamping. And then, I stamped it with the artsy images from the Everyday Stamp SetHappy Art Stamp Set, and New Day Stamp Set.

I stamped each image in different colors using the VersaFine Clair – CheerfulVersaFine Clair – SummertimeVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Warm Breeze.


Next is creating the gift tag. First, I created the 2 ombre color backgrounds with monoprint technique using acrylic paints and gelli plate. I pulled the print using heavyweight cardstock.

I stamped one of the jars from the Oh So Fun Stamp Set on the green/blue ombre print with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Stamp Set on the orange/yellow print using the  VersaFine Clair – Nocturne. I cut it into sentiment banner and punch a tag hole on it.

I wrapped twine around the jar and then I added the tag and one of the Light Mint Buttons. I use one of the mini wooden clothes pin to add the tag on the gift bag.

I hope this project give you idea how to celebrate someone’s special day in artsy kindda way. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Create It Wednesday~Gift Bag

Hello everyone.  I’ve taken a break from holiday cards today to bring you a fun decorated gift bag.  Mine is for an anniversary, but you could change the sentiment and make this for a birthday or Valentine’s Day.PRS DT Gift Bag

The White Flat Paper Bag was stamped all over in Delicata silvery Shimmer with the cute block of hearts from Everyday Stamp set.  The three strips were stamped with images from Love Coupon Stamp set and the bottom edges were die cut.  I folded over the top of the bag and punched 6 small holes to tie on the black and white twine.  The sentiment from Everyday Stamp set was white embossed on the black die cut tag and attached with a little red clothespin from my stash.  Maybe you need to add some of these great products to your Christmas wishlist!  I’ll see you next time.




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Create It Wednesday~Happy Halloween

Welcome to another edition of Create It Wednesday.  I’ve had a little 3×4 inch black bag in my stash waiting to be used for several years.  The adorable PRS Beware stamp set inspired me to turn it into a goodie bag for a friend.

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I stamped the Trick or Treat border 4 times in black ink and Happy Halloween 3 times in purple ink.  I trimmed each into strips and attached them to the bag front.  The cute Jack O Lantern image was stamped in orange ink onto the little scalloped circle die cut.  For a bit of sparkle I added orange glitter glue to the eyes and mouth.

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A white crochet thread bow was tied onto the die cut before attaching it to the bag.  Black, purple and orange twines were tied in a bow around the handle to finish it off.  Now I just have to find my shreds and add the candy!

Are you ready for Halloween?  Why not grab one of these sets for yourself while they’re on sale for just $7.99.  I’ll see you next time.

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Project Thursday ~ Sweet Treats Tags and Bags

Hello everyone… Helen is here. Fall is on its way and the next Holiday is Halloween which my daughters do not stop talking about their costumes and treats! I tell you… they cannot wait for that day to arrive.


Today for our Project Thursday, I have treat tags and bags to share with you all. On these tags, I created a watercolor look background using smooshing technique with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads and stamp cleaner. It is very easy and fun technique.


First, I tapped some of the VersaFine Clair – Summertime and VersaFine Clair – Cheerful on the craft mat and sprayed it with the Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner. I blended them with brush and I smooshed the tag in the ink. I did it one color at the time and dried it with craft heater tool at each time I added the color on the tag. The ink dried permanently.


On this tag, I use the Beware Stamp Set. I stamped the halloween images on orange cardstock using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black), dried them with craft heater, and then I cut them with circle die.

I stamped the sentiment “sweet treats” on purple cardstock using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and I trimmed them into sentiment strips.

I added the sentiment strips on the tag with adhesive glue and I added the images with 3D foam tape.


I added the tags on the Mini White Doilies, and then I added the twine bows. I clipped them on top of each of the Plain Kraft/Flat Paper Bag.

These tags are quick and easy to make for mass-produce, especially when you need to make lots of them. I hope this give you an idea for this Holiday.

Thank you all for stopping by today!

Helen Gullett

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Design It Monday ~ {Thank You}!

Hello! I’m a bit late for Christmas in July, but I suppose it’s never too early to get started on Christmas projects. I’m sharing a thank you note card and coordinating tag today using three PRS stamp sets.

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First up is the 4″ x 4″ thank you note. After adhering the polka dot paper to the card base, I added the thank you sentiment border from the Thanks stamp set. The star splatters (Journey stamp set) were stamped onto the sheet music patterned paper before die cutting the focal ornament. Stamped (Oh Christmas stamp set) and punched pine sprigs were tucked behind the ornament along with a few buttons.

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While I had all of the supplies out, I created a coordinating tag using die cuts and all of the same PRS images.

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A stack of Christmas cookies or candies would fill this little treat bag for the perfect sweet treat thank you!

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Design It Monday ~ {Thankful}

Hi there! Lisa here today with a fun thank you project to share. I’ve created a tag, decorated a bag and made a little swag to tuck inside of it!

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Isn’t this feather paper fun!  I die cut a tag from it then stamped the smaller coordinating tag using the Fall Colors stamp set. I thought one of the leaves resembled a feather! I’ve also used the grid image, speckles and a portion of a sentiment. The tag is topped with a pair of punched leaves, a tiny bow and one of my favorite Seaside Buttons.

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I kept things simple for the Plain White /Flat Paper Bag since the tag had a lot of pattern happening. A single die cut border was all it needed. The cute green and white patterned paper is the reverse side of the feather paper!

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And that fun little some somethings tucked inside is a Post-It Note holder! The flap was stamped with a thanks sentiment from the Thanks set. To jazz it up a bit, I stamped and fussy cut two leaves from the Fall Colors set then added some speckles. The heart  is from the Thanks stamp set too. And then of course I added another of those sweet Seaside Buttons!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this bit of whimsy I’ve created. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Create it Wednesday~A Little Something

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project using PRS Little Things and Coffee Love stamp sets.  I began by stamping the fun circles from Little Things multiple times using VersaMagic Persimmon and Pink Grapefruit.  Glad I still have all my punches as it was a quick way to cut them all out.  I folded the top of the Plain White Flat Paper Bag and attached the circles across the bottom.

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Next I made a matching tag big enough to decorate the rest of the bag.  The smaller tag was dry embossed with a polka dot folder and I swiped the edges of the larger one with the Persimmon ink pad.  Then I attached the tags together and added the circles across the bottom.

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The sentiment from Coffee Love was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on a white scrap.  I used a piece of Washi as a mask so I could add the Pink Grapefruit ink to the top and bottom edges before adding it to the tag with foam tape.  Finished off with a white grosgrain bow and now my summery gift bag is ready to give a friend.  Hope I’ve inspired you to check out all the great products in the PRS shop.  See you next time.

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