Create It Wednesday~Gift For You

So glad you’ve joined me for another Create It Wednesday post.  There are lots of gift giving occasions coming up including Mother’s Day & graduation.  But it’s also fun to surprise someone with a little something unexpected.  I’ve dressed up a Plain White Flat Paper Bag from the PRS Store.  PRS DT April 1 (1)To begin, I created a tag using the partial die cutting technique with a circle die to fit a Mini White Doilie.  After attaching the doily, I stamped the rest of my tag with the splatters from the Positive Thoughts stamp set using a light green marker.  A scrap of light green cardstock was die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh border die to cover where I cut the doily in half.  Yellow and green Hand Dyed Buttons were easily added with liquid glue.  These beautiful buttons are available in several colors in the PRS Store.  I stamped the letters I needed from the Sketchy Alphabet stamp set in black ink on the green cardstock and punched them out with a little circle punch.  The letters were colored with the green marker and then covered with glitter glue for a fun sparkle. PRS DT April 1 Close Up I had enough of the cardstock left to cut 3 thin strips for the bottom of the tag.  Yellow and white twine was tied in a bow & attached with liquid glue to finish it off.  Before adhering the tag, I stamped a few solid and open hearts from the Love Coupon and the Happy Art stamp sets in yellow ink.  Hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your next packaging project.  Have a great day!

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Plan With Me / Completed Planner Pages: Oh So Fun Sticker Collection + Video!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday!:) Today I will be sharing some pages of my planner using the Oh So Fun Sticker Collection.

These planner pages has been completed last year, but the stickers are not labelled yearly  – so it’s actually perfect in any year!

I plan chronologically , if I have some spaces then I will use stickers or stamp sets to add some fun elements on my pages.:)

This sticker collection matches our Oh So Fun stamp set, but I also used the following stamp sets:

Coffee LoveThis Moment , Love Coupon , & Positive Thoughts

Here are some photos to enjoy & a video to see it up close!:)

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project!:)

Thanks for joining me today & happy stamping!

Dyane

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Great News! We’ve been published!:)

Happy Monday stampers!:) Yay! I’m so thrilled to let you know that we’ve been published again for The Stampers’ Sampler magazine April/May/June 2018 issue.♥ What an amazing surprise to receive a copy of this magazine & all 3 cards are included in this issue. Woohoo!:)

It will be out soon on your favorite newsstands, the entire magazine is fantastic! Tons of talent out there, amazing techniques, and ideas! I hope you can grab a copy.

Here’s a peek of our projects!:)

Thank you so much for your support, and I’m very excited to share this another adventure with you. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Create It Wednesday~Valentine Wrap

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Greta here with a fun wrapped card to tell someone how much you care about them.

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Here are the steps and some pictures to show you how to make this card.  Begin by cutting a piece of pink cardstock into a 4×8 inch panel.  The size is determined by the size of the circle die which in this case is 4 inches.  Measure 2 inches from each end and draw light pencil lines.

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Next use the circle die for partial die cutting on each end.  The pencil line shows you where to position the top cutting plate so only the outer half of the circle will cut.

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Score the pencil lines & then erase them.  Make a white 3 7/8 inch square white top-folding card to attach to the center of the wrap.  Stamp the front of the card using hearts from Love Coupon and Positive Thoughts stamp sets.

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Dry emboss the inside of the card and cut a small rectangle from left over pink cardstock, rounding the corners.  White emboss the cassette tape from the Daily Thoughts stamp set onto pink and white printed paper and fussy cut. PRS Val 5

Attach the stamped image to the cardstock rectangle and to the center of the card.  Add a couple of the sentiment strips from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces.

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To keep the card shut, cut a strip of vellum 3/4 inch by 8 1/2 inches.  Wrap it around the card so it’s loose enough to slide on and off and tape the ends together in the back.  Die cut a black cardstock circle just slightly larger than the circle sentiment from Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces, glue together & attach to the center of the vellum wrap.  You can write your message on the back of the pink cardstock.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to make a wrapped card.  Be sure to check out all the great products in the Precious Remembrance Shop.  You can keep up with us on  Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram , & Youtube.

GG Creations

 

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Project Thursday ~ Chalkboard CAS Card

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Helen is here today with a black and white chalkboard look CAS card showcasing the new Daily Thoughts Stamp Set.

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Creating this card is pretty simple 🙂 I used black cardstock for the card base and chalkboard panel.  And I only use one type of ink pad, Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad.

First, on a piece of black cardstock, I stamped the cassette image with Mini MISTI couple of time using Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad. Since it is an archival pigment ink, it is slow drying ink, so I used my craft heater to dry the ink quicker and move to the next step.

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I stamped the stars from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set on the top and bottom corner of the cassette using the same ink pad. And I also stamped the sentiment and little arrows from Love Coupon Stamp Set on the label space of the cassette image. And then I stamped one more sentiment from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set below the cassette with the same ink.

I dried all the stamped images and sentiments with craft heater. After that, I sponged the same ink on the panel using sponge dauber to give the chalkboard look on it. I started from the edge and worked my way to the middle. I repeated every edge of the panel.

I punch the corners of the panel with WRMK Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper and then added the panel on the card base. The card is done. It is not only clean-and-simple, this card is also thin and mail friendly 🙂

I hope this Project Thursday give you an inspiration to create today! And before you go… check out all the new products at Precious Remembrance Shop!

THANK YOU for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

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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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Inspire Me Friday – {totally love you}

Hi friends!!  So excited to be back on the PRS blog sharing a project I made using the super fun Totally stamp set!  I also used the Love Coupon stamp set and some pieces from the Love Coupon Bits  &  Pieces collection.

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I recently purchased a pad of patterned paper from the Prima Zella Teal collection.  I saw another crafter using items from this collection and I just fell in love with it.   As I thought about what I would make for my project I thought about this pad and decided to use some for my card.  I wanted a card that could be given to a man or a woman so I pulled out some paper from the collection that would work for both and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  Some additional paper that has a kraft look to it was die cut with another rectangle die.   Pulling colors from the collection I used some VersaMagic inks in Oasis Green to stamp the border and Wheat to stamp the large word totally.   The sentiment love you is from the Love Coupon set and actually says I Love you, but I masked off the I before inking up the sentiment and stamping it in VersaFine Onyx Black.  The little hearts from the Love Coupon Bits & Pieces collection were trimmed out (they were originally circles) and popped them up with foam dimensionals.  Before layering everything up on my card base I wrapped some black twine around the patterned paper piece and then tied it with a simple knot.    I hope I have given you a good idea for a card to make for a man or woman!!

Rosemary

 

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DIY: Gift Wrapping Idea – Sweet Little Gift!

Hi stampers! Happy Holidays!:)

Today I have another gift wrapping idea for you. Perfect for any occasion.

Look! I can totally see it for Valentine’s Day too. What do you think?

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I stamped the hearts from the Love Coupon stamp set repeatedly on a piece of printing paper.

To add more softness, I placed a white doily on the top along with some white thread for some fun texture.

I stamped my sentiment as my tag from the Happy Mail stamp set, and placed it in the middle of everything.

And then I drew a red heart on one of the boxes.

It goes perfectly with the other gift wrapping ideas that I previously shared. But this one definitely has a sweet touch!:)

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

May you enjoy celebrating this holiday season with family & friends.

It has been an amazing year. Thank you so much for joining us.

Looking forward for another fun adventure next year with you!

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Sneak Peek! We’ve been Published! Yay!:)

The secret is out! Eeeeek!!!!

Hello stampers! Can somebody pinch me? I’m just soooo thrilled to let you know that we made it to Stamper’s Sampler Holiday edition for OCT/NOV/DEC 2017 issue! Yay!

It will be out soon on your favorite newsstands, and the entire magazine is amazing! Tons of ideas & talented people. I hope you can grab a copy!:)

Here’s a sneak peek of our projects using our stamps!

Thank you so much for your support & we are happy to share another fun journey with you!

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Video Tutorial: All Smiles by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m really excited to be joining the Design Team!  I’m sharing my first layout today, and I used the cute heart stamp from the Love Coupon Stamp Set.  I wanted to create lots of little colorful hearts for a background design.  I pulled out some of my Distress Inks and some textured white cardstock.  Sometimes I like going for a distressed and messy look, so using these inks and the textured cardstock is perfect.  I stamped the heart multiple times in various colors, and some of them I overlapped the colors.  I then fussy cut them all out.  I was inspired by my daughter’s shirt and all the fun colors.  I tried to match them all and create a colored heart explosion.:)

I love how all the hearts turned out.  I really love how you can see the texture from the cardstock.  I like when the stamped image isn’t perfect.  I layered all the hearts in groups of the same color to create a rainbow effect.  I can’t resist a rainbow color scheme, especially when it’s in my photo!

I did a little watercolor work on the background before I glued down the hearts.  I used mostly the same color inks as I used to stamp the hearts, and I also added in some other spray inks.  I didn’t want to cover up the hearts too much, so kept most of the embellishing light and below the hearts.  I layered in two big skinny die cut hearts behind the photo and added my title on the bottom of the hearts. I added in a cute Fancy Pants flair button, but the hearts are still visible.

Here you can see the work I did around the photo.  To the left, I added in matching strips of washi tape.  I just wanted splashes of color in a messy & artsy fashion, so I just layered them and tore them.  I used a few colors of thread to machine stitch for added texture and detail, and then added in a few Fancy Pants die cuts.  I found a cute Hip Kit Club puffy sticker and then added a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I stitched through my title and created a little cluster of washi tape and die cuts down at the bottom.  I love the dimension of the hearts!  You could easily do this with any stamp and any color scheme.  I love fussy cutting because then you can move it around anywhere you want.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun background design with a single stamp.  And don’t be afraid to take a little extra time to do some fussy cutting.  You don’t have to just stamp on your background paper.  The possibilities are endless!  You can check out my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together if you’d like.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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