Easy DIY Christmas Card | DIY Holiday Card

Hello friends! Welcome back to our little creative corner! Are you ready for the holidays coming up? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas too! Are your Christmas cards ready to go? If not, no worries!

Here’s a quick video tutorial on how you can create an easy Christmas card using a couple of our stamp sets.

Stamp Sets: Happy Art , Oh Christmas

Thanks for joining me today! If you haven’t already, feel free to subscribe in our YouTube Channel. Happy Stamping!

Continue Reading

Yay! Congratulations!:)

Happy 2020 stampers! Yay! I’m back sharing with you my first project for this year.

My project for today is so much fun to make! I enjoyed mixing the triangle shapes and  paint swatches  in one design.

STAMP SETS: Everyday , Happy Art

I kept my element colors pretty light since I want the sentiment Yay! to be bold.:)

Using just a regular black pen and ruler, I created those corners to add some interest and even added scribbles. Fun!

Oh how I adore this graph paper as well. Those lines are just a perfect touch that I’m looking for.:)

Remember, you can always use this design with different sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for stoppin’ by!

Happy Stamping!


Continue Reading

Remember Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share this fun, mixed media layout I created! I totally had fun with this layout. I started the layout a few months ago. At that time, it was very plain…no paint or stamps. I decided to go back to the layout and doctor it up a bit and I’m so glad I did. I just love this sooooo much.

remember_nicole martel_american crafts 001

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut a large flower from white cardstock. Then I backed up the cardstock using patterned paper.  I used a few strips of patterned paper and stickers to create fun borders around the layout. I added a scribble from the Happy Art Stamp Set at the bottom of the photo to make it a bit messy. I used the following ink pads from the shop- Charming Pink, Warm Breeze, Nocturn.


After I was done placing everything down, I covered the photo with a few pieces of scraps and splashed acrylic paint and turquoise mist all over the layout. Then I used the circles from the New Day Stamp Set to create fun bubbles all over the layout. To help the circles blend in with the layout, I used a black pen to trace the circles.


To fill in the white space at the bottom, I used the “smile sparkle shine…” stamp. Love it!




Thanks for visiting today! What do you think? Are you ready to try using a variety of inks on your next project?


Continue Reading

Memories Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday stampers! For those of you who do not know, I have a 9 year old son. He’s my pride and joy and he LOVES his mommy. Often at times, I’ll come home to find random treasures left on my desk from him to me. It’s so thoughtful and I just love that I’m raising a kind, thoughtful kid. Something we need more of in this world… More KINDNESS.

Memories_precious remembrance shop_july2019

To begin, I splashed green and pink watercolor paint all over the white cardstock. Once the paint was completely dry, I added a few scribbles from the Happy Art Stamp Set.


I used a few Bits & Pieces-Totally to embellish this layout. The touch of black and white really makes the green and pink pop.


After carefully placing the photos down, I decided to use the today and thank you so much stamps from the Thanks Stamp Set.


I used a few embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio to embellish the layout. Totally loving the chipboard frame and puffy sticker word! I tucked a few buttons here and there from the shop. I love buttons because they add a hominess feel to the layout.


Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope I was able to inspire you to use your stamps more often on your next projects!


Continue Reading

LOVE Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi everybody! I’m back with a fun mixed media layout I created using lots of pretty Bits and Pieces Love Coupons from the shop and the Happy Art Stamp Set and the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set.  I used the scribbles stamp and Versafine-Glamorous Ink to stamp several scribbles in the background.

love_precious remembrance shop_july2019 001

Once I was satisfied with the placement of the scribbles, I matted the photo with several pieces of snippets as shown. LOVE THESE!! They are super cute. I added a few more snippets at the bottom to make it more funky. Then I used the heart stamp and triangles to add a few more shapes. I colored them in using markers and jewels. I punched the butterflies from cardstock and used a variety of paint from Bad Girls Couture’s shop to paint them. Then I added some black splatters to break up the red a bit.


This layout is something different for me because I am so not a pink or red girl… BUT I LIKE IT on paper… 🙂



I hope I inspired you today to use lots of snippets and stamps/shapes on your next project. It’s super fun! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Continue Reading

Fabulous Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Wednesday stampers! I’m back with another fun layout I created using the DIY Stamp Set, Happy Art Stamp Set and the Journey Stamp Set. I don’t always plan to use different stamp sets on my layouts, but the truth is, when I’m creating, I don’t have a real plan on the design. I just pull out papers, embellishments and start creating. And while I’m creating, I realize what I need so I look through my stamps to see what I can use to fill in the white space on my layout.

For this layout, I used Pinkfresh Studio’s Joyful Days collection to embellish this layout. To begin, I stamped the scribble circle from the HAPPY ART STAMP SET onto white cardstock in two spots. I had a general idea as to where I wanted to place the photo so I was careful where I stamped because I wanted the scribbles to peak out behind the photo.

fabulous_precious remembrance shop_june2019 001

I used the tiny paint splatter stamp from the DIY STAMP SET at the bottom just below the enamel dots.


Preciouse Remembrance Shop has buttons and Bits and Pieces to help embellish any project. I used them on here.




What do you think? Are you ready to add to your stamp collection? I am slowly building up my stamp collection and inks!

Thanks for visiting today!


Continue Reading

I Love It Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi friends! Nicole here with a colorful layout I created using the Happy Art Stamp Set and Journey Stamp Set. I love how FaceBook shows my favorite memories over the years. This photo popped up in my feed from almost 8 years ago and it’s still a favorite of mine! Edward has always been a HAPPY boy even as a baby. And he absolutely loves the beach! I get my best photos when he’s at the beach. 🙂

totally_precious remembrance shop vid 001

To begin, I used the stars stamp from the Journey Stamp Set to create a fun background for my layout.


Once I was happy with the background, I used used the scribbles stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set to add a few scribbles. I love this stamp set! It’s my favorite.


Since I did not have lime green cardstock, I used lime green ink to stamp around the edges of a 3 1/2″x 31/2″ piece of cardstock. It totally worked!


I stamped the film strip image from the Journey Stamp Set onto white cardstock and then cut it out with a pair of scissors to create a fun, side border.


To complete the layout, I added some snippets here and there along with a few other embellishments I found in my stash!


Here is a video so you can see how I created this layout from start to finish. Super simple, but fun!

Thanks for visiting today!

Continue Reading

Design It Monday ~ {Spring}

Hi there! I hope all of you who celebrate Easter had a day filled with happiness and joy, We were blessed with a lovely family day. Lots of food, lots of fun!

Spring is definitely in the air here in Ohio. That was the inspiration for today’s card where I’ve used the Happy Art and Sketchy Alphabet sets.

Project_20190410_0004 copy

I started by stamping the scribbles (Happy Art) on a leaf die cut then dry embossing it with a flower petal embossing folder. The tag is popped up with fun foam. Next came the letters (Sketchy Alphabet). They were stamped with Versa Mark ink, heat embossed in gold, then punched out.

Project_20190410_0003 copy

The final touch of spring came in the form of vellum butterflies. I stamped the splatter image (Happy Art) onto the vellum then punched the butterflies. It’s bright , cheerful and in the hands of a dear blogging friend!

My Paper Tales

Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by!

Continue Reading

Design It Monday

Hi PRS friends, Lisa here today! I have a fun masculine card to share featuring the Happy Art and Sketchy Alphabet stamp sets. Lets get to it!

Project_20190406_0004 copy

My thought process was to make a wreath from the splatter image (Happy Art). I began with the large circle (Happy Art) stamped with light gray ink. Using the same ink, I stamped four splatters trying to keep even intervals. I followed suit with the green, then light and dark aqua inks. I liked the way it looked but thought the open triangles would add even more interest. It’s personalized with numbers (Sketchy Alphabet) for a birthday, but a sentiment would look terrific in the center too.

Finally I adhered some light gray patterned paper to ground the image. It also brings out the light gray on the front of the card a bit more. And well, if you know me, you know I like patterned paper!!

My Paper Tales


Continue Reading

Mixing Stamps

Hi everybody. Today I’m sharing a layout I created using two different stamp sets and papers and stickers from Studio Forty! Before I started this layout, I went through my stamps, searching for word phrases and shapes that I wanted to include on this layout. That is one thing I love about stamps; you can use them for any project. They are great for when you are limited on embellishments too!

love you_studio forty_precious remembrance shop_nicole martel 001blog

I really love the tiny trio of hearts in the Sweet Pea Stamp Set so I wanted to try to find a way to use them. I decided to add a row of hearts at the top, next to the flowers as well as the bottom of the layout. They add a nice touch.


I fussy cut the flowers from patterned paper and then layered them together using foam squares.


I used the paint splatter stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set to add some splatters and scribbles. This is my favorite stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop. Here is a closer look at the scribbles and paint splatters. 🙂 Aren’t they fun?


I used the “Love you” sentiment stamp from the Sweet Pea Stamp Set for the title of my layout. Love this font!


I added a variety of scraps, tucked behind the photo to add dimension.



I stamped some triangles here and there as well. I just couldn’t stop adding stamps…LOL.



Thank you for visiting today!

siggy2 650

Continue Reading
1 2 3 7