Design It Monday ~ {Two Peas!}

Hello friends! Lisa here today with another installment of Design It Monday. Once again highlighting the Sketchy Alphabet stamp set, I’ve paired it with the Sweet Pea stamp set. Check it out!

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The color scheme for this card was based on the pretty little yellow doily. These (along with blue, pink & white) are available in the PRS shop. I framed the pea pod in a Polaroid die cut then added it to the card along with a selection of coordinating decorative paper. Using selective inking, I added the ‘two peas’ sentiment. Next came the Sketchy Alphabet letters. After stamping and coloring (Tombow Marker) the letters, I punched them out then added them to the card with foam tape.

Easy peasy ~haha, see what I did there!

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Design It Monday ~ {Bloom in Happiness!}

Hi there! I am so ready for spring, how about you? It’s officially here according to the calendar. But Mother Nature has been playing tricks on too many of us! So how about a little spring in the form of a card today.

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The design team has been given the task of creating words with the Sketchy Alphabet stamp set. As you can see, I’ve stamped the word bloom. Coordinating patterned papers were added to an aqua card base. They’re topped with a trio of  flowers from the Blossom stamp set that have been tucked into the small jar from the Oh So Fun stamp set. I did some masking on the stems so they would extend into the jar further. The blooms are colored with Copics and Wink of Stella was added to just the inner petals. Thick foam dots gave them tons of dimension! The other portion of the sentiment comes from the Blossom stamp set.

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True happiness blooms from within. For me, card making makes that happiness continue to grow and bloom. Through the years those blooms have turned into a garden full of card making blogging friends! Have a delightful day and thanks for stopping by!

 

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Design It Monday ~ {Trevor Documented!}

Hi friends, Lisa here today! I’m sharing a fun little project using six Kraft/Flat Bags from the shop. This is for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They’re retired and enjoying many outdoor adventures with their 2 year old grandson Trevor. This little project is something for them to record some of those adventures, tuck in a photo or two and maybe a pressed leaf or flower that sweet little Trevor discovers! Grab your coffee or beverage of choice, this is a photo heavy post!

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I began with a collection of coordinating patterned paper.

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Then pulled several stamp sets and items from a couple of the Bits & Pieces collections.

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I scored and folded the bags in half then punched holes to tie them together. The patterned paper wraps around to the back of the book bringing a sturdier feeling to the paper bags. Using the Sketchy Alphabet stamp set, I stamped and punched the letters for Trevor’s name. I’ve used stamps from Daily Thoughts, This Moment and Positive Thoughts on the cover.

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This pair of inside pages features images from the Journey stamp set and the large camera (color altered with Copics) from Bits & Pieces: Journey.

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Star clusters from Daily Thoughts and a couple of items from Bits & Pieces: Daily Thoughts  and Bits & Pieces: Journey jazzed up this page.

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This page is my favorite. I like how well the lime green and aqua in the patterned paper coordinated with the aqua from the Bits & Pieces: Journey items. I stamped a sentiment from the Daily Thoughts stamp set on a die cut banner.

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But then again, I like this one too! That glow around the stars on the paper is so nifty! I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set here.

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The left page has a pocket under the patterned paper. It’s decorated with sentiments from Bits & Pieces: Daily Thoughts.  The right page contains a sentiment from the Daily Thoughts stamp set.

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I slipped same file tabbed papers into the bag openings with more journaling spots. I used the Sketchy Alphabet and This Moment stamp sets on them.

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And there you go. A fun little memory book for grandma and grandpa to fill with their cherished Trevor memories. Thanks so much for sticking with me!

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Design It Monday ~ {Volume!}

Hey there stampers, Lisa here with another Deign It Monday post! I have a CAS card to share with you today featuring the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set.

The title for my cassette tape was created using the Date Stamp Set. I jazzed up portions of the cassette with a silver Gelly Roll pen and Wink of Stella.

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What is U2, you might be wondering? That would be the name of one of my favorite music groups ever. I have a CD in my car that I play just about every time I’m out an about. I love a warm day when I can have the moon roof open, all windows down and the volume UP!! I’m courteous when other driver’s are close, but crank it up when I’m on the open road LOL! Yep you might say I ‘enjoy the moment, and let the music  play’…with volume!

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Turning up the glitz volume, I embossed the stars (Daily Thoughts Stamp Set) with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I had not intended to have the sentiment on a banner. But, I dropped my stamp block and had to adapt and overcome!

Your CAS cards can speak volumes with just a pop of color and a little sparkle. The added bonus is that you don’t need extra postage for a flat card!

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Design It Monday ~ {Lack of Color!}

Hello and welcome! I have a card lacking in color for you today. Wait, what? No, I haven’t lost my mind, I’m just sharing a black and white card!

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I started with a black panel then heat embossed the sentiment using Versa Mark ink and white embossing powder. All of the words come from the Daily Thoughts stamp set. Combing the words from the set to create a customized sentiment is super easy with the Misti. Don’t you love the mix of fonts!

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I added the Xs border (Thanks stamp set) and a strip of die cut hearts to balance out the design. I popped this onto my card that had been covered with a panel of black and white patterned paper.  It still seemed to be needing just a little something else. The tiny winking face from the Coffee Love stamp set filled that void perfectly!

Just because a black and white card lacks color, doesn’t mean it has to lack personality! Thanks so much for popping into the PRS blog. We always love hearing from you.

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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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Design It Monday ~ {Total Happiness!}

Hello and Happy New Year! Lisa here today with my first 2018 installment of Design It Monday. Today’s card is all about the stamping!

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I drew a couple of light pencil lines on a 4″ x 3 1/2″ rustic ivory panel to help line up the fun graphic images from the Totally Stamp Set. Next came the sentiment using a combination of images. I did some selective inking on the word ‘totally’ and ‘me/you’ (Totally) then added the word ‘happiness’ from the Blossom Stamp Set. After die cutting a pair of file tabs, I added two more words from the Totally Stamp Set.

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The design was modern and fun, but still a little too plain. So, I added a trio of flowers from the Blossom Stamp Set using a light green ink. I wanted the look to be subtle but add interest. To connect the rosy pink color throughout the card, I added the splatters (Positive Thoughts) using second generation stamping.

Just a little something funky and fun to brighten your day!

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Design It Monday ~ {Just for You!}

Hi friends! I have a project just for you today to inspire your Christmas gift wrapping this year. PRS has several Christmas stamp sets that will let you put personal touches on your gifts.

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This little brown box had some kind of part we ordered through the mail. I love the cute size and decided to dress it up for Christmas. It started with the wreath from the Joy Stamp Set. After stamping it on a die cut circle, I added the small pine sprig from the Oh Christmas Stamp Set. One row along the outside of the wreath, one along the inside. I stamped them off first to give them a softer appearance. Next came the ‘Special Delivery’ sentiment (Happy Mail Stamp Set).

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The focal of the wreath consists of three fussy cut stars (Oh Christmas Stamp Set) and a little stamp (Happy Mail Stamp Set). I used a tiny hole punch on the stamp to give it a realistic look!

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The gingham and twine bow was jazzed up with a few fussy cut pine sprigs (Oh Christmas Stamp Set). Those teeny berries on the wreath were calling for some of my favorite aqua rhinestones. The paper doily adds a feminine touch. but you could leave this off if you need a masculine look.

Now what to put in this little box…hmmm…

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Design It Monday ~ {Special Delivery}

Hi stampers, Lisa here today! I’m taking a slight departure from fall and holiday projects to share a pretty little tag made with the Happy Mail and Sweet Pea stamp sets. Another example of how the PRS sets coordinate so beautifully together!

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This began with stamping the pea pod (Sweet Pea) and envelope (Happy Mail) images. They were colored with Copics and fussy cut. Wink of Stella was added to the pea pod and a glitter jelly roll pen was used for the teeny heart on the envelope.

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The flowers (Sweet Pea) were stamped onto my die cut tag then the postal lines (Happy Mail). After coloring the flowers, the envelope and pea pod were added with foam tape. The sentiment and arrows (Happy Mail) were stamped onto a banner before adding it to the tag. A few teeny hearts (Sweet Pea) were added along with sequins as accents. A junk bow and chunky button top everything off!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Design It Monday ~ {Special Delivery!}

Hidyho stampers! Lisa here today with a fun little Halloween treat bag that’s super easy to make. If you have a Misti you can knock several of these out in no time!

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I lined up all of the circle images from the Beware stamp set on my Misti then stamped them with black ink. Next came the Open Me sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set. Keep in mind how you want the bag to be opened when stamping this image. I colored the images with Tombow Brush Markers then added some glitter to the outer circle with a Gelly Roll pen. I decided to make the date image pop a little more, so I stamped it on purple cardstock then punched it out. It’s added to the bag with a big foam dot.

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The envelope from the Happy Mail stamp set was stamped twice onto the textured lime green cardstock then fussy cut. I added more of that Gelly Roll glitter on the teeny hearts. After die cutting a banner, I stamped the deliver sentiment (Happy Mail). I added this to the tag then tucked the two envelops in.

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I gussied up the tag with a fun junk bow then addressed it. This will go to the two little kiddos across the street. I’ll tuck it into their mailbox as a fun surprise on Halloween since Trick or Treat takes place the weekend before. Word has it they’re crazy for suckers! Looks like they’re getting treats from us twice this year. Its okay, they’re a pair of cutie patooties and totally worth it!

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