Inspire Me Friday {August Adventures}

For this week’s project, I did a little layering with die-cut pieces to create a fun, summer-y card using the Calender Stamp Set. I always end up with so many scraps of paper whenever I do any crafting, and I wanted to challenge myself to put those scraps to use. I started off with an A2 card base which I scored and folded. I embossed a strip of white cardstock using an American Crafts embossing folder from the Whimsy duo. These folders look just like Cuttlebug embossing folders, which is great since the Cuttlebug is the only embossing/die-cutting machine I own!

Banners are so popular right now, and I wanted to incorporate the trend into this project. I added a fish-tail end to the white strip, and layered the yellow banner strip under a few die-cut pieces (I used Papertrey Ink’s Double-Ended Banners die). I then used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight dies to die-cut a couple of pieces. I’m so glad I was able to put that polkadotted scrap to use! It’s been in my scrap pile for months, and I’m glad I hung onto it.

For my main focal image, I thought that something floral would be perfect for summer. I used Papertrey Ink’s Rosie Posie stamp set to stamp the flower, which I then fussy-cut with scissors (but you thought it was a die-cut, right?!). For my sentiment panel, I used the Double-Ended Banners die again, but this time cut off the fish-tail ends. I love that the Calendar Stamp Set includes the word “Adventures” and I’ve been itching to find a place to use it. I decided that “August Adventures” would be perfect.

I’d like to challenge you all to put some of your scrap pieces to use. I hope you have a great weekend, everyone!



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Project Thursday {just a note}

Hello there! Did ya miss me last week? 😉

Today I’m here with a card using the Calender stamp set, as well as a little spur of the moment video on the design process behind it. I thought you might like to see my thought process (or lack thereof ;)) when making my cards.

And the video…


So a few extra shots of the things I added on afterwards, as well as why I added them…

Here I changed the twine because I wanted a little more color and I felt the jute kinda blended in with the butterfly. I also changed the gem colors and sizes to match with the patterned paper a little better.

You might also see the faint watermark image of the calender on the tag – a little extra something that makes me feel a bit better about a card. 🙂


I also distressed the edges of the paper a bit with the back of my scissors (so I wouldn’t cut myself or dull my scissor blades), and then added a paperclip…mostly because I think they’re so darn cute. 😉


That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed this little ‘behind the scenes’! Have a blessed one!



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Create It Wednesday {Happy Days}

A perfect day for something special to bloom…maybe a friendship?  Use a few of my favorite stamps from Precious Remembrance Friend Stamp Set.  Recently found these wood frames at a local craft sale and just knew with a little ink, stamps and fabric it was a perfect fit for this week’s project.

By simply stamping the back cardstock to create my own “paper” design, the cute cut out heart stamps glittered and “happy days” turned into a pennant tag…the project comes together for something cheery and full of fun embellishment.

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Cardmaking Tutorial : I’m Here For You

Hello Friends! Wow! you guys rock!^_^ Thank you so much for following and showing so much love. We had a blasts sharing projects using the Positive Thoughts stamp set for this whole month of July. I hope that you had a great time inking up your new stamps and creating with us every week as well.^_^

Today is our last project for this month, but it doesn’t end here! We will still be sharing few projects using our stamps. So stay tune!^_^

Don’t forget to visit our gallery to see all of the projects that we showcased here. Tons of ideas and inspiration for you using each of our collection!

I hope that you’ll enjoy this project , I included a video tutorial for you too. ^_^

Have a great day!

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations {here for you}

Hi, friends!  Elena here, with another Saturday Creations post for you!

I always thought the circle images from Precious Remembrance’s “positive thoughts” set looked like a coffee-mug ring.  When I think of sharing coffee with a friend, I think of chatting about the good, the bad, and the ugly…

I created this card when I needed something flat for mailing, but still wanted it to be special.  I started out with a patterned paper mat and sent it through the die-cutter so that I could stamp the sentiment onto the card-base and have it show through.

Because I’m always holding my breath when I send my cards through the sewing machine, I opted to stamp the stitch line all around the patterned paper.  (When stamping the shorter sides, a little selective inking helps to avoid any overlap.)

After having stamped the coffee ring image, I adhered 2 hearts together, and slid some twine through both the hearts and the patterned paper (I punched a tiny hole right into the image – but it’s so small you can hardly notice it, even in real life.)  I tied a simple knot where the twine joined together.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Saturday Creations all through July! I’ll be back in a few weeks with more 🙂

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Inspire Me Friday {hi}

Happy Friday, everyone! This week I wanted to challenge myself by using multiple crafting techniques in the same project. For this birthday card, I incorporated coloring, die-cutting, embossing and machine stitching into the design. I began with an A2 card base upon which I stamped an image from the Penny Black Betsy Bluebell stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored her in using assorted Copic markers and paper-pieced Betsy’s dress together using a scrap of paper I had from the My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair 6 x 6 paper pad. I then added some Glossy Accents to the balloons and heart-shaped barrettes.

Next, I wanted to create a window to lay over the base of the card. I trimmed a piece of pink card stock down to 4 x 5.25 inches and die-cut the window using Papertrey Ink’s Mat Stack 3 die using my Cuttlebug. In order to incorporate the paper-piecing into the rest of the design, I adhered a strip of the scrap paper onto the bottom of the panel. I then ran this through my Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Lastly, I felt like the window panel needed a border element, so I machine stitched around the edges with teal colored thread. I used foam dots to adhere the pink panel to the white base. Foam dots or foam tape are great for adding dimension to any scrapping project!

Of course, no birthday card feels complete without a sentiment! The “hi” stamp from the Precious Remembrance Positive Thoughts stamp set was absolutely perfect for this card! The dashed lines look like stitching, and the little heart matches the heart barrettes in Betsy’s hair! Furthermore, the sweet font and simple “hi” fit the style of this card beautifully. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip I die-cut using Papertrey Ink’s Double-Ended Banners Die. I added a light blue button as a final touch!

I hope I’ve inspired you to incorporate multiple tools and techniques into a single project. My workstation does get a little cluttered when working with so many different tools, but after everything’s cleaned up and put away, I’m always satisfied with the dynamic project I’ve created!

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Project Thursday {smile}

Hello! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week so far! I’m here today with a pretty clean and simple card that packs a punch.

I used the stitch stamp from Positive Thoughts to make the little clicking rays – perfect, right? 🙂

For the camera, I colored it in using an old thick black Sharpie and some Copics for color. And of course, the perfect sentiment for this camera is the ‘smile’ from the Positive Thoughts – I love the handwriting look of it. 🙂

A large gem tops off the camera, and a black cardbase helps to make the few colors really pop!

Thanks so much for stopping in with me today!


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Create It Wednesday {fold, tuck, embellish}

With so many types of die cuts, paper and trims to choose from these days…I believe in throwing them all together in the ultimate layered card.  Layer on the paper, tiny envelope and tuck in a tag and you have a perfect base to begin adding your favorite Precious Remembrance stamps.

There is something about those little heart stamps that make me smile most of all.  They are sweet, tiny and a perfect addition to any…and for me, every…project.  Used stamps from Positive Thoughts and Calendar Stamp Sets.  So go a little wild with the colors today, maybe add a little heart to your next project.

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Cardmaking Tutorial : You Inspire Me

Happy Monday Stampers!^_^ I’m back with another fun tutorial for you! But first, let me say th♥nk you th♥nk you th♥nk you! For joining us every week, and leaving wonderful comments. We read each of your comments, here and in facebook!^_^ And of course, we love seeing your adorable projects using Precious Remembrance Stamps!^_^ Keep them coming, share it to us in our facebook page.♥ Yay! Lovin’ those hearts icon too.{heehee}

Here we go for another inspiration using the Positive Thoughts stamp set. I had a great time making this card,  don’t forget to watch the video tutorial below and let’s start creating!

Have a great day! Enjoy!^_^

♥ Dyane

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Saturday Creations {Crayon Fun}

Good Saturday morning, all!
Elena here, with another Saturday Creations card for you.  I thought I would break out my sorely neglected watercolor paper, watercolor crayons, and brushes for a soft “get well” card.
I started out by coloring directly onto my heart stamp (from “positive thoughts“) with a watercolor crayon (my set is from SU!) and then spritzing it with water before stamping it down onto my paper.  It gives a beautiful translucent look.  I also stamped the spatter image using the same technique, at the top right.  I don’t know if you can make it out in the photo…

Then, I scribbled some of the red crayon onto a clear block and picked up it with my wet paintbrush.  I created a frame all around the mat, not being concerned with the perfection of the lines.  We’re going for artistry here 😉

After that, I started to create more spatter on the paper – I love this part!  With the watercolor crayon in one hand, and the paintbrush in the other, I picked up ink directly from the crayon and spattered it across the sheet with the brush.  I did this until I was happy with the results.

Once everything was perfectly dry, I stamped the “get well soon” greeting under the heart.

I hope you like it, and this inspires you to use products you have lying around that you haven’t broken out in ages.

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