Design It Monday ~ {It’s in the Bag!}

Hello and welcome to another installment of Design It Monday! I have a fun project using one of the Plain White Flat Paper Bags available in the PRS store. These are a terrific size measuring 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″.

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After deciding the positioning of the cassette tape from the new Bits & Pieces: Daily Thoughts, I began the stamping. The two dotted rectangles from the Love Coupon Stamp Set are stamped in Brown Memento Ink. Next came the sentiment and little star clusters from the new Daily Thoughts Stamps Set using Ocean Tides ink.

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I stamped a line border (Holiday Wishes Stamp Set) twice along the top of the bag. There are two small holes punched through both layers of the bag to thread the gold twine through. A felt star and chunky button dress up the closure.

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After stamping the sentiment onto the cassette die cut, it was mounted onto fun foam for depth. I also used a Copic marker to change the color of the tape in the cassette to brown. I attached a length of brown ribbon (using glue dots) to look as though the tape was unraveling. My teammate Kelly did this one of her cards. I was so happy to see someone else remembered this frustrating event with cassette tapes! It always took a little pinky finger or pencil to wind the tape back in. Sometimes it was successful, sometimes not! Oh, the good ol’ days!

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Isn’t this sentiment wonderful? The Daily Thoughts Stamp Set is full of so many like this. I can tuck a special card, inspirational reading or listening material into this bag as a gift to lift someone’s spirits. A little chocolate wouldn’t hurt either!!

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Design It Monday ~ {Thank you!}

Hello stampers! The fun continues here this week as the design team shares Christmas thank you projects.


This card began with a sentiment image from the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set. I trimmed out the rectangle box then added a tag stamped with a thank you sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set. I heat embossed the sentiment in Liquid Platinum to coordinate with the glittered stars on the background paper. Two fussy cut pine trees from the Sketchy Christmas Stamp Set were adhered to the back of the rectangle. A large vellum snowflake was added to the card along with the stamped images.

This card was easy to make and could be quickly mass produced. The time to fussy cut the trees was minimal. Stamp, stamp, snip snip, glue glue ~ viola!!


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Design It Monday ~ {A SimpleThanks!}

Hey there PRS friends! I have a super simple card today that would be a great thank you for one of the guys in your life. So many say they sometimes struggle with masculine cards, myself included. But with a couple of stamps and a bit of patterned paper you can whip one up in no time!

This card begins with a white panel and the two borders from the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set. I randomly stamped one of the borders using a soft gray ink going in two directions and overlapping. Next came the other border using a golden yellow ink. Once again I went in both directions and overlapped. I began my stamping on the diagonal from one of the corners. But you can start anywhere on the paper. If you have stamp blocks with grid lines on them, this is super easy to do. The MISTI tool would work great too.

After trimming down the panel, I added my big thanks sentiment from the new School Days Stamp Set using Versa Mark ink. It’s embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum. I popped this onto my card base covered with some masculine patterned paper. And that’s it…see I told you it was a simple card!


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Summer Fun : Capture it! Smile!:)

Hi stampers!:) Yay! Summer is finally here, I’m sure some of you are travelling soon or even taking a vacation!:) Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture every moment!

For today’s project, it is something perfect for summer!:) Go on an adventure.. have fun is a beautiful ride.. so capture it!:)

I started with my background, using the striped borders from the Holiday Wishes stamp set, I stamped it with 2 light colored inks. Lovin’ the plaid result!:)

Here are the other stamps that I used for the main image:

Journey Stamp Set – Camera , yellow arrow border , smile sentiment.

Border Tape #1 Stamp Set – Yellow Polka Dots Border.

New Day Stamp Set – Life is a Beautiful ride sentiment.

Love Coupon Stamp Set – Pink arrow and diagonal borders.

Thanks again for joining me!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!:)


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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} 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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Valentine’s Day Tag : Do not open until……

Happy New Year everyone! Woot woot! It’s great to be back with some fun and fresh ideas.♥ Did you have time making projects during holidays? Oh I can’t wait to be sharing more fun projects with all of you, specially that Valentine’s day is coming up!♥

I made quite a few projects for you during our Christmas break. And guess what?:)

Here’s the first one!

{ Stamp Set: Holiday Wishes }

Isn’t it sweet?!♥

I love this simple tag! You can make it in less than 5 minutes.:) I used the Holiday Wishes stamp set for my sentiment, however it is not only limited to the Christmas theme projects. With that specific stamp, you can easily use it for gift tags in any occasion!♥

How fun is it to customize your date as well? Love!♥

I hope it inspires you to make and create something special for this coming Valentine’s day!

Thank you so much for joining me and have a lovely day!

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations ~ Merry Christmas Wreath

Hi Everyone! It’s my turn to use the NEW stamp sets from Precious Remembrance called DIY Stamp Set and Border Tape Stamps 1.

I am totally immersed in making my Christmas cards (I need 100! YIKES!) so EVERYTHING looks like an opportunity to make something for Christmas to me ~ even the feather stamp in the DIY set!  (I’ll show you how I used it later in the post.)

 Here’s My Card:

I LOVE how this stamp set is so artsy!

Like I said, the wreath was stamped with the feather stamp and the red “berries” are the medium paint splotches! I LOVE that they aren’t perfect little circles!

I stamped two of the Border Tape stamps, cut them out, and then added the Merry Christmas banner from the PR Holiday Wishes Stamp Set introduced last month.

Here are photos of the stamp sets I used:

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Border Tape Stamp Set 1

Holiday Wishes Stamp Set

Tip – How to make a wreath with the feather stamp:

I cut a small circle out of a post it note (so it would be slightly sticky).

I laid down a mask so just the top of the feather would stamp above the circle.

Then I stamped and stamped until the wreath was as full as I wanted it.

After removing the sticky note, you have a Beautiful wreath ready for the berries!

Why don’t you give it a try?!!

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Christmas Card : Merry & Bright!

Hello stampers!:) Glad to be back sharing another Christmas card for all of you! ♥

{ Stamp Sets: Holiday Wishes, Christmas, Journey }

I made this card SO quickly! I created my background using one of the borders from the Holiday Wishes stamp set. It’s really great for any types of card.♥ I thought it would be fun to add a filmstrip on the side, as well as some thread for an artsy look, what do you think?:)

My simple sentiment is from the Christmas stamp set that I heart SO much!♥

Some of you might be pretty busy with some holiday projects as well. I hope this will inspire you more! Have fun!:)

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations ~ {Happy New Year}

Hello Blog Friends!  Today for Saturday Creations, I used our Holiday Wishes Stamp Set to make a wine bottle tag for a New Year’s party gift!  I LOVE how I could mask some of the words on the stamps so it looks like it was made for New Years!

I created the background with acrylic paints and a gelli plate.

Then I used a rose stencil and molding paste to add that aqua flower.  (I mixed paint with the molding paste before I applied it).  This made the aqua color a focal point that I used all over my tag.  Check out that Pretty aqua bow with the pink button and twine!

I also added some aqua and pink buttons and aqua ink for my Holiday Wishes banner stamps!  LOVE how the white banners just POP off of the bold bright background!

I added white embossed arrows from the PR stamp set called Journey.  LOVE!

I hope I was able to show you how masking a stamp can give you an entirely new direction to follow with your creations!  Also it is so easy to use more than one PR stamp set at a time to make something FABULOUS!

Thanks for stopping by!

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