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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Create It Wednesday~Spring Cheer

So glad you’re joining me for another Create It Wednesday.  Spring is definitely here in my neck of the woods, so I pulled out a pretty floral embossing folder, pastel Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and the wonderful PRS Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.

PRS DT Alpha One

I positioned the letters in my stamp positioner, but you could easily use an acrylic block.  I held the lid high enough to make a little dab where I wanted each color.  Then I used a waterbrush to pick up each color from an acrylic block & make the stripes.  The letters were stamped in silver, as I love how it looks with pastels.  I cut the piece into a rectangle and mounted it at an angle with foam tape to the debossed side of the white panel.  Little stickers come in handy for small sentiments like the word cheer I used here.  I decided a bit of sparkle was needed, so used glitter glue in the center of each flower.

PRS DT Alpha Close Up

Luckily, this time I didn’t do my usual messing it up before it dried–haha!  The card front was covered with a piece of soft, gray cardstock and it’s ready to mail.  I hope you’ve been inspired to make & send something cheerful for one of your friends.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful products in the PRS Shop and I’ll see you next time.

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{Inspire Me Friday} – Let the Music Play

Happy Friday everyone!!  Rosemary here with my first Inspire Me Friday post using the newly released Daily Thoughts stamp set as well as the new Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces.   As I pondered what to make for today’s post I realized that the little square images in the stamp would be fun to use to create a repeat background.  I combined my background with some Bits & Pieces and came up with my card.

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Using my mini MISTI I lined up all the images and stamped the first row using a light gray ink (it matches the light gray cardstock I used for my card base).  I then lined up all the images in reverse order and stamped again.  Repeated this process six more times to get my background.  The piece was then die cut with a rectangle die.   The Bits & Pieces pack contains these cute little tags so I pulled out one and adhered one of the sentiments from the pack on top.  Some black twine was looped through the hole and the tag was adhered.  I finished with a scattering of stars from the Bits & Pieces pack.  I hope in inspired you to look at your stamps in a new way!

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Have a great day!!

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Create It Wednesday~Let the Music Play

Welcome to another Create It Wednesday.

Today I have a black and white card for you made with the new Daily Thoughts stamp set.  Yes, we still have an old boom box & cassette tapes that hubby uses in the garage!

PRS Daily Thoughts B&W

I started by stamping the cassette tape image randomly across a black panel in Delicata White Shimmer ink.  The trio of stars was stamped in a visual triangle to add interest.  There are so many encouraging sentiments in this stamp set.  I chose one that reminds us it’s good to pause in our busy lives and enjoy the moment.  I love how it goes perfectly with the cassette image.  Tiny black splatters give the sentiment strip a bit less contrast with the black.

  PRS Daily Thoughts B&W sentiment

See the 2 little stars to the right of the big one?  There’s enough space to ink just those 2 and that’s what I did for the left side of the card.

PRS Daily Thoughts B&W side

It ties everything together and makes the black panel pop.  Be sure to check out all the great stamps and other products in the Precious Remembrance Shop store.

Happy Stamping!

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Create It Wednesday ~ {Happy Mail} Snowflakes

Welcome back for another {Happy Mail} stamp set collaboration 🙂 I love when I can add extra touches using small stamps from a set. Check out the center of my snowflakes!
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I wanted to use my {Oh Christmas} stamp set with the new {Happy Mail} set for today’s project and instantly reached for the “let it snow let it snow” sentiment. Of course I needed some snowflakes, so I used some shimmer mists and dies to create some pops of color. Silver embossing is such a classic way to depict ice or frost.

There a small circle stamp in the {Happy Mail} set that says exactly that…and it punches out perfectly with a 1″ round punch! What a sweet detail to add with the silver embossing.

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I hope you’ll think about small ways to add interest to your cards!

Stay tuned for Inspire Me Friday from the talented Judy Marino

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Inspire Me Friday ~ Gift Card Pillow Box

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here with my first project using the new release stamp set, “Happy Mail.”

I love all the little elements in this set!  I must admit, I fell in love with the sweet envelope as soon as I saw it…and that tiny little heart on it? Too cute!

For my project today, I used a pillow box die and cream card stock, then stamped the images using coral and tan inks.  I decorated both sides of the pillow box using the “Happy Mail” set along with a sentiment and little smiley face from the “Coffee Love” set.

Here is one side of the pillow box:

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PRS Happy Mail Project 2-2

Here is the other side of the pillow box:

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These PRS stamps make it so easy to decorate pillow boxes, and if you give a lot of gift cards (or cash, candy, or small gifts), this is an easy way to jazz up your packaging!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  My next “Inspire Me Friday” post will focus on Halloween inspiration with this set!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Inspire Me Friday ~ Congrats, Grad!

Hello, everyone! It’s Judy here with my next {Inspire Me Friday} project using the new “Sketchy Alphabet” stamp set.

It is graduation season, and I am in need of several high school graduation cards this month.  With three teenagers of my own in high school, I find that they are invited to a lot of graduation parties as their older friends graduate.  Their high school color is green, so I used my “Sketchy Alphabet” set and added some green to the sentiment using colored pencils.

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The lovely green sequins are from our very own Lisa Elton’s “Sweet Pea” mix, and the graduation cap is a sticker.  I love the texture it adds to my card!

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I hope you are enjoying all of the Design Team projects using the “Sketchy Alphabet” set.  Be sure to share your own projects with us by tagging them #preciousremembrancestamps  or  #preciousremembranceshop…we’d love to see them!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Create It Wednesday ~ Desktop Calendar

I’m wrapping up my Create It Wednesday posts using the new {Date Stamp Set} with some mixed media crafty goodness! I wanted to create a desktop monthly calendar for my craft room using this awesome newly released set. Here’s the finished product.
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I started by using some spray inks…lots of spray ink lol…and a mix of several graphic stamps from other PRS sets {Happy Art and Positive Thoughts}. I stamped them in archival ink and colored them in with some heavy body acrylic paint in similar colors.

Mixed media postcard

(Yes, I did have an art oopsie and had to recreate the background…more time to play right??) Next I marked the calendar grid on some acetate and stamped the days and dates with StazOn ink (made to use on non-porous materials). To mute the background, so the numbers would pop out, I cut a piece of vellum and ran it through my sticker machine and adhered it to the card. I repeated the sticker making with the acetate calendar I made…you don’t even see the adhesive!

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I adhered a strip of plain white cardstock behind the days of the week then stuck it all on the “vellumed” background. I added a flag with the month and year and mounted my finished calendar with some removable adhesive to a media board for sturdiness.

I can’t wait to make one for every month of the year!! I hope you’ll give this a try. Thanks of joining me while I shared some ideas for using the new PRS {Date Stamp Set}.

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{Inspire Me Friday} Daily Goodness

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here with my next installment of {Inspire Me Friday} featuring the new “Date” stamp set!  Are you enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration by our Design Team and awesome Guest Designers this month?  I hope so!

For my project this time around, I decided to make a quick and easy one-layer card and I paired up several PRS stamp sets.  I couldn’t help but think that the days of the week in the “Date” stamp set would go perfectly with the sentiment from the “New Day” set.  Of course, the pretty flowers from the “Blossom” set” go well with any stamps!

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The fun dots and brushstroke are also from the “New Day” set, stamped in Scattered Straw distress ink.  The days of the week were stamped in a Soft Granite ink so that the main sentiment in black ink would really stand out.  The flowers were watercolored using distress inks for a soft look.

For a final touch I added three sequins and ran my blue ink pad along the edges of the card to frame it.

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Be sure to check out our Instagram page as well as our Pinterest board for more inspiration using this fun “Date” stamp set!

Have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday ~ April Flowers

Hey hey! It’s Deidre, back with another Create It Wednesday and today I’m sharing a birthday tag using the {Date Stamp Set}.

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How cool is it to mingle the special day for the person getting a tag or card right into the artwork itself? I used these stamps to do just that, as the stems and leaves of the flowers. Can you see they read “Saturday, April 15”? The flower blossoms come from another one of my favorite PR sets, the {Blossom Stamp Set}. My background is a combo of Victorian Velvet, Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks and the hearts are stenciled on with the crayon.

April flowers

The graphic look the date stamps bring to this project really made me smile. I know she’ll love it (it’s for my mom)! Hopefully, you’ll give this a try. You can customize it for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day…the list is endless.

Join us again on Friday for more great inspiration using the {Date Stamp Set}. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to get email notification so you don’t miss a minute with us. Check the top right hand sidebar. Until next time 🙂

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