Create It Wednesday ~ Wrapping Paper Ideas

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re preparing to use your crafty ideas to jump into the holiday season. I adore customizing my Christmas present wrappings. It shouldn’t just about what’s on the inside of the paper, let’s see what we can do to the paper 🙂 I’m using the {Happy Mail} and {Oh Christmas} stamp sets for today’s collabo.OhChrHappyMail gift

I’m sure you never have leftover wrapping paper after the holidays right….ha! For this project, I use the bright white, ready to be decorated, reverse side of my leftovers! Because the surface is usually slick and shiny, I use solvent/archival quality inks like Staz-On or Archival Ink.

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Wrap the gift, but don’t tape anything down yet. This is super important! Just crease all of the edges so that you can see the area you want to stamp. Most presents aren’t sturdy enough to allow for a crisp image to be stamped directly onto a wrapped gift, so you’ll need to lay it on a flat desk or table to do your stamping. I used the pine sprigs and date from the {Oh Christmas} Stamp set and the tag, “open me”, and “special delivery” from the newest stamp set {Happy Mail}. And because I looooove embossing powder, the tag is done with both gold and green to match!

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I hope you look at your leftover wrapping paper in a whole new light! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you “create it” in your own crafty way!

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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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Let It Snow! by: Amy Tsuruta

Hello, I’m back featuring my final project as a Guest Designer for the Precious Remembrance Shop!

Today I’m playing with: Oh Christmas, Fall Colors, Coffee Love.

Here’s a quick gift wrapping idea.  I’m a big fan of treat bags and the plain kraft ones are the best for stamping!  Team it up with a card and instant giftie!

I love to give + receive gift cards.  I’ll be the first one to say that I generally tuck them inside a card.  If you slip it inside stamped packaging, it takes it up a notch.  This bag didn’t take long at all to embellish.  The stamps are from the Oh Christmas stamp set.  The speckles are from the Fall Colors set and have been heat embossed in white.

My card combines the Oh Christmas + Coffee Love stamp. A pop of green puts it right into the festive spirit of things.

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!  A big shout out to Precious Remembrance for having me as a guest designer these last couple of month!  Make sure you check out the Precious Remembrance Shop blog!

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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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Inspire Me Friday ~ Holiday Gift Card Holder

Hello, everyone!  It’s Judy here, stopping by with my final project for the “Happy Mail” release.    Have you gotten your hands on this fun set yet?  I do hope so!

Now that Halloween has passed, I will slowly begin working on cards and projects for the holidays.  Today I focused on making a holiday-themed gift card envelope.  I don’t know about you, but I find we give a lot of gift cards as gifts each Christmas!

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I die cut the gift card envelope, then masked the edges.  I stamped the “TO” and “FROM” using the “Happy Mail” set, then took small pieces of masking paper and covered spaces below each heading.  Next, I inked the entire front using Antique Linen distress ink.  After inking, I removed the masks.

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Finally, I stamped the tree from the “Sketchy Christmas” set and added colorful Stickles all over as decorations.

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This holiday project was quick and easy and could easily be mass produced.  Do you ever make gift card holders for the holidays?

I hope you have been inspired by the amazing cards and projects shared by the Precious Remembrance Shop design team.  We’d love to see what YOU create!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Quick & Easy : Last Minute Christmas Card #3

Hello stampers! I hope you had a fun trick or treat last night!:)  Yay! my kids had a blast, and now time to eat those candies & chocolates.lol Eeeek!

I’m back with my 3rd card using our brand new Bits & Pieces – Oh Christmas collection for our Quick & Easy: Last Minute Christmas Card inspiration.

If you missed the first 2 cards, no worries, you may check it here:

Quick & Easy: Last Minute Christmas Card # 1

Quick & Easy: Last Minute Christmas Card # 2

Today’s project is super simple.:) After choosing your background paper. I just combined 3 stars and the sentiment from the collection.

There are 3 sizes of stars to choose from and has 2 color options.

Easy right?:)

I hope you got inspired for today’s project.

Thank you so much for joining me. We have 2 more to go! Stay tune!:)

Dyane

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Leaf Hunter by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy  here, and I am sharing a new layout using the cute mason jar stamp from the Oh So Fun Stamp Set and a small stamp from the Date Stamp Set.  I also used a few of the die cuts from the new Love Coupon Bits & Pieces pack.  I’ve had my eye on the mason jar stamp for a while, but I never really know how to incorporate it onto my layout.  So I decided to just dive right in and use it and make it work for me.  I was in the mood to use watercolors, so I pulled them out and applied it straight to the stamp using a brush.  I love how it came out.  The watercolor look creates a messy effect and doesn’t leave a perfectly crisp edge.  That’s what I love about it!  I used two photos of my daughter looking for leaves because the colors matched.  Leaves and mason jars really don’t have anything in common, but I just liked how it all came together.

Here you can see how beautiful the watercolor looks.  This was a lot of fun to do, and it’s a great way to use your stamps in a different way.  I like to stamp on scrap paper, fussy cut the image out and use it as an embellishment.  I was able to arrange all the jars where I wanted them instead of stamping directly on to the background paper.  Once I stamped the jars, I came back in with my brush and added some shading to make the jars look more realistic and dimensional.  I also added some splatters after gluing them down.  I also added a bit of machine stitching through them all with white thread.  Here you can also see the circle/heart die cuts I added in.  I also fussy cut a few butterflies from a Paige Evans Turn the Page paper to scatter around the page.

I used some Bella Blvd alpha stickers for my title, which I decided to keep small.  Another fun aspect of stamping, watercoloring and fussy cutting is the dimension.  When the shapes dry, they naturally curl up.  That allows for the image to rise up off the page like this.  I love that!

I added a few subtitles here and there from a few sticker sheets that went with my photos.  I really love how the rainbow effect turned out here.  You can easily mix and match colors as well by painting on a few colors at a time onto the stamp.  It would be easy to create an ombre effect with this stamp.

Here’s one more close-up of the stamp’s detail.  The watercolor picked up those details but still blurred them out a bit.  This would look completely different if you stamped with an ink pad.  So don’t be afraid to change things up and get a little messy with your paints!  You could get a different look with acrylics as well.

I hope this inspires you to try watercolors on your stamps.  It was a lot of fun, and I didn’t want to stop stamping those mason jars!  Be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to watch how I made this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Quick & Easy : Last Minute Christmas Card #2

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic day so far. I’m back with my 2nd card using our brand new Bits & Pieces – Oh Christmas collection for our Quick & Easy: Last Minute Christmas Card inspiration, in which I will be sharing 5 cards total.:)

If you missed the first card here’s the link, I hope you can check it out!

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The featured image is this wreath. It is so much fun and  you can easily color the berries around it, I colored it baby pink.

I want to match it with my background paper color, I went for a non-traditional Christmas colors this time.

Merry & Bright sentiment is raised up using dimensionals. And I rounded the corners too for a softer look.:)

Thank you so much for for stoppin’ bye. I hope you got inspired for today’s project.

3 more to go! Stay tune!:)

Dyane

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Happy Mail / Fall Colors by: Amy Tsuruta

Hello, I’m back featuring a project using some goodies from the Precious Remembrance Shop!   Today I’m playing with Happy Mail + Fall Colors!

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall Colors set in gold on vellum:

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The pattern paper is by Pebbles.  I stamped on both the front and back of the envelope using the Happy Mail set:

Something that I tend to forget but I think is such a nice touch is an envelope liner.  It adds a fun design element for the recipient.

Thank you so much for stoppin’ by today!!!!

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Quick & Easy : Last Minute Christmas Card #1

Hello stampers! Wow… halloween is so close! I’m sure, your treats are all ready. But you still have time to grab some treats for a last minute shopping!:)

Speaking of last minute, I will be sharing 5 projects total with all of you starting this week and so on – for a quick & easy last minute Christmas cards. Sometimes it’s easier to mass produce cards that are easy to make, and all you need to do is to add glue or tape. yay!

I will be featuring our brand new bits & pieces – Oh Christmas in all projects. And some of you grab it already. Thank you so much.

I hope these ideas will inspire you more, these pieces are very versatile and can be use in any projects.

I have to say, it took me only less than 5 minutes to make 1 card.lol I think that’s a record breaking for me, since I don’t really need to add anything except choosing a patterned paper for my background.

The rest are from the bits & pieces, add glue, and done!

It’s optional, but I rounded the corners for a softer look.:)

Easy right?:) 4 more to go! Stay tune!:)

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Dyane

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