Tuesday Ideas: A Holiday Thank You

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here with my final post for Precious Remembrance Shop.  I am stepping down from the design team and continuing on in my creative journey.  I have truly enjoyed my time spent with Dyane and her amazingly talented team and will sincerely miss being a part of all the wonderful creativity here!

For my farewell post, I created a holiday themed thank you card.  At season’s end, we’ll all need a few of these!

2016-dec13

I used one of the pine images from the Oh Christmas set to decorate the fun coffee cup from the Coffee Love set.  I love the clean fonts of the sentiments in the Thanks stamp set and selectively inked one to label the cup.  The trio of stars are also from the Oh Christmas set and I stamped and then embellished them with a gold Wink of Stella brush marker to add a touch of festive sparkle.  The green chevron washi tape I found in my stash and used it to ground the coffee cup (please excuse the pun).  The cup is popped up with foam dots for dimension.  This design is a very simple one to create.  I love the sparkle of the stars (they remind me of Starbucks’ gold stars…)!

I hope you’re well on your way to finishing up your holiday cards.  Don’t forget to make a few thank you cards while you’re at it!

Wishing you all the best in the new year ahead!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Save

Save

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: School Themed Christmas

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more inspiration for Tuesday Ideas!  This week, I’m sharing a school themed Christmas card which uses two stamp sets from the Precious Remembrance Shop store:  School Days and Oh Christmas.  This time of year, school children often take a little something to school for their teachers and this clean and simple card is just perfect for the occasion!

2016-dec6-space

I had so much fun making this card!  I found some fun, plaid washi tape recently and adhered it to the bottom of the card .  The “MERRY” and “Christmas” are both partial sentiments from the Oh Christmas set.  I inked up selective portions and stamped them.  I fussy cut the letters in “MERRY” and drew little red polka dots on them to add a little festive element.  I arranged them randomly to make them come alive and popped each one up with foam dots for dimension.  The school bus was stamped in black ink also and left uncolored to keep the overall design simple.  I can see this going to a bus driver!  They need a little of our gratitude too!

I hope you’re making progress in your holiday card making!  Isn’t it crazy just how quickly time goes by this time of year?  With clean and simple designs, you can get your cards made and in the mail on time!  I hope this inspires you somehow as you are putting things together this holiday season!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Holiday Simplicity

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more clean and simple inspiration using the Oh Christmas stamp set!  For today, I created a very simple, one layer design.

2016-nov1

I stamped the sentiment first in black.  A trio of pine boughs was stamped on either side of the sentiment in green.  I added a touch of sparkle to the words using pearlescent watercolors.

Yet another design that is easily mass produced in time for the holidays!  How are your cards coming along?

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: A Little Christmas Sparkle

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the wonderful Oh Christmas set!

2016-oct18

In addition to lovely sentiments in this set, there are some wonderful pine twig and star images!  I used them to create this one layer holiday design.  I stamped the sentiment first in black ink.  The pine twigs were stamped in green and then the stars were stamped and embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder for some festive sparkle.  I love having the sentiment as the focal point on this.  That script font is just beautiful, isn’t it?!

Enjoy the rest of your October and until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Save

Save

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Color Blocked Christmas

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa and I’m back with another clean and simple holiday card idea for you!  Once again, I’m using the beautiful Oh Christmas stamp set.

2016-oct4

I decided to use one of the fantastic sentiments in the set as the focal point and this is what transpired.  I used two different bright colors to create a color block beneath the main panel.  These were mounted on a piece of black cardstock for a little more contrast.  The assembled piece was popped up with foam dots for dimension.  You could use any two colors you wanted and even vary colors from card to card for a wide variety of holiday cards!  So simple and so fun!

October is here and the countdown continues.  I hope you’re getting a head start on your card making and crafting!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Framed

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration!

The Oh Christmas set is in the spotlight again this week and I created yet another clean and simple design for you!  This time, I used one of the pretty pine bough images to create a frame for the sentiment.

2016-sept20-tuesideasxmas

I stamped the pine boughs around the edge of the card, varying the height and double stamping each one to achieve richer color.  I then used a white glitter Wink of Stella brush to apply a layer of sparkly frost to the stamped images.  The sentiment was stamped in black inside the frame.  The main panel is popped up with foam dots for dimension.

If you’re looking for some quick holiday cards to make this year, this may be the design you need!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Grounded

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with more clean and simple inspiration for Tuesday Ideas!

As I’m looking toward September, I’m adding coffee to my grocery list, knowing my consumption might soon be increasing ever so slightly as days turn cooler!  That said, I chose a coffee theme for today’s card using stamps from the fabulously versatile Totally stamp set as well as the coffee cup image from the Coffee Love stamp set.

2016 Aug30

Am I the only one that feels like this with a cup of liquid magic in hand?  Life just seems a bit more manageable with a little coffee consumption!  Know what I mean?!

The background is an image from the Totally stamp set, stamped three times to ground the main image.  I stamped and fussy cut the coffee cup, paper piecing the middle with kraft cardstock & popping up the assembled image with foam dots for dimension.  The “whatever” sentiment is also from the Totally stamp set.  So fun!

Here’s to cooler days, warmer drinks and a slower pace (hopefully)!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: One Layer Encouragement

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  This week, I decided to make a one layer encouragement card.  Rainbows are a favorite of mine, so I went for a multi-colored look!

2016 Aug16

I used the brush stroke image stamp from the wonderful Totally stamp set, inking it in five different colors, stamping it five separate times.  I stamped the large sentiment from the same set at a diagonal and then added the smaller sentiment from the Blossom stamp set.  I added a little sparkle to the rainbow rays using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.  One layer simplicity!

I hope your summer is coming to a smooth close.  It’s so hard to believe three months can go so quickly, isn’t it?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Fill in the Blank!

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  Using the newest stamp set, Totally, I created a fun, clean & simple card design.

2016 Aug2

I’m so in love with the larger sentiments in the Precious Remembrance Shop store and the ones in the Totally stamp set are no exception!  I chose to showcase this big, bold word from the set!  I cut apart the “you’re” and the line so I could insert the “totally” in between the two.  It’s so fun to think up words to fill in the blank!

With school days soon arriving, I can see this being used as a teacher card.  Black, white and red color combinations work well for school themed cards!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Continue Reading

Tuesday Ideas: Washi Tape

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here today!  It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, but that’s given me some time to build up some creativity!  This week, I’m sharing a clean & simple card using the newest stamp set, Totally!

I’ve been wanting to use a little copper on my designs lately and did so on today’s card!  I even found some washi tape with copper accents!

2016 July19

I stamped the bold sentiment first in copper ink and then added the subtitle in black ink.  The “us” was simply circled with a black, fine tip marker.  This is where I stopped and stared at the card.  An idea finally struck and I dug out some pretty washi tape with matching copper accents, adhering it to the bottom of the card base.  Then, things felt complete!  So simple and trendy!

I hope you’ll give this new set a try!  It’s got endless possibilities and you can find more inspiration on its very own Pinterest board!

Until next time, happy stamping!

MELISSA_DT1

Save

Save

Save

Continue Reading
1 2 3 7