Project Thursday ~ A Coffee Card and A Year In Review

Hello everyone, I hope you all have a fabulous holidays week! Can you believe that a year almost gone by? New year is coming in 4 more days! And it also means that is the end of my term with Precious Remembrance Shop. It has been an amazing year and for sure I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing team, for Dyane, and for her generosity through out the year.

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I have one more card to share with you all today. I created this card with the new Everyday Stamp Set and Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped one of the artsy image from the Everyday Stamp Set with Versamark Ink Pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I added some red paint using Sakura Koi Water Colors on the background. The heat embossed image resist the watercolor paint.

I used smooshing technique and splatter technique to add more texture with the watercolor paint. I dried it, distress the edge of the paper, and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

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I stamped the cup from the Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne Ink Pad on a white cardstock and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on the cup with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous and I added the cup on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the other sentiments, they are from Everyday Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous, trimmed it into sentiment stripes, and then I added them on the cup with 3D foam tape.

And… before you all go… Here are my Top 5 favorite cards that I created with Precious Remembrance Shop in this year of 2018:

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This card I created using Thanks Stamp SetJourney Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. You can visit this post for details.

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I created these cards using the Thanks Stamp SetFall Colors Stamp Set, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. You can read all about them at this post here.

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These mixed media ATC cards I created using Little Thing Stamp SetCoffee Love Stamp SetBits & Pieces : Love CouponBits & Pieces : Daily ThoughtsPaper Snippets : TODAY, Buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. Check out the details and how I created them here.

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Stamps I use on this card are the Little Things Stamp SetOh So Fun Stamp Set, and Blossom Stamp Set that I stamped with the VersaFine Clair Ink Pads. I also used the mini paper doily on this card. I shared a tutorial here.

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And last but not least, these 3 mixed media ATC cards. I used the Sketchy Alphabets Stamp SetNew Day Stamp Set, and the Love Coupon Stamp Set. You can read all about them here.

There all I would love to share with you all… Thank you so much for stopping by today and I would love to wish you all a Happy and Amazing New Year 2019!!!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ Artsy Birthday Bag and Tag

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Hello everyone… The “Getting Artsy Week” is continue! Helen is here today and I have an artsy, fun birthday gift bag and tag to share with you all for this Project Thursday.

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I use the Plain – White / Flat Paper Bag for the gift bag. I inserted a stamping pad that I made out of fun foam inside the bag for easy stamping. And then, I stamped it with the artsy images from the Everyday Stamp SetHappy Art Stamp Set, and New Day Stamp Set.

I stamped each image in different colors using the VersaFine Clair – CheerfulVersaFine Clair – SummertimeVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Warm Breeze.

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Next is creating the gift tag. First, I created the 2 ombre color backgrounds with monoprint technique using acrylic paints and gelli plate. I pulled the print using heavyweight cardstock.

I stamped one of the jars from the Oh So Fun Stamp Set on the green/blue ombre print with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne and then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Stamp Set on the orange/yellow print using the  VersaFine Clair – Nocturne. I cut it into sentiment banner and punch a tag hole on it.

I wrapped twine around the jar and then I added the tag and one of the Light Mint Buttons. I use one of the mini wooden clothes pin to add the tag on the gift bag.

I hope this project give you idea how to celebrate someone’s special day in artsy kindda way. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards

Hello everyone one… Helen is here. It’s Project Thursday time… And today’s project is a set of mixed media Artis Trading Cards that I created using stamp set, bits and pieces, paper snippets, buttons, and VersaFine Clair Ink Pads from Precious Remembrance Shop.

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On these artist trading cards, I used the Little Thing Stamp Set and the Coffee Love Stamp Set.

I stamped the triangles from the Little Things Stamp Set on tissue paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Black) Ink Pad. This is a pigment ink, so it will take time to dry. I set it aside to dry while I was working on the cards.

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I used watercolor paper 140 lbs for the artist trading cards. To create the background, I use the ink smooshing technique with VersaFine Clair ink pads and Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. Since these ink pads are oil-based inks, water won’t work with them. But the stamp cleaner works like magic!

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The Ink Pads I used on these card backgrounds are:

First, I dab a little bit of the ink on a craft mat, then I spray it with the Staz-On All-Purpose Stamp Cleaner Spray. I smooshed the watercolor paper in the ink. I did one color a the time and then dried them with craft heater tool.

I added thin layer of my homemade texture paste using palette knife on each card. This way give some texture on them and muted the colors a little bit.

After the texture paste dried, I added the pieces of stamped tissue papers on them using gel medium.

Once these cards dried, I added each of them on purple cardstock mat, green cardstock mat, and orange cardstock mat. After that I hand-stitched couple of the edges with white embroidery thread. And I added them again the last 3.5″ x 2.5″ card mats with strong adhesive glue. Lots of layers… I know!!!

Next step, I stamped the cup from Coffee Love Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – ParadiseVersaFine Clair – Green Oasis, and VersaFine Clair – Summertime. I fussy each of the cup with micro-tip scissors.

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On this first artist trading card, I added the blue cup. I added the XOXO word from Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon. I secured it on the cup with mini stapler. I added the cup on the card with strong adhesive glue. I added the sentiment from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) on a white cardstock, trimmed it into paper strip, and doodled the framed around it with Faber-Castel PITT Artist Pen. I embellished this card with some of the Sweet Lavender Buttons.

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On the second and third artist trading cards, I did the same steps that I used to create the first card above.

I also used one of the sentiments from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and one of the card from the Paper Snippets : TODAY. I embellished it with some of the Baby Blue Buttons.

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And on this third artist trading card, I used one of the cute little cassettes from Bits & Pieces : Daily Thoughts to embellish the cup and the sentiment is from Little Things Stamp Set that I stamped using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black). I trimmed the sentiment paper and added on the cassette with adhesive glue. I embellished it with some of the Light Mint Buttons.

For finishing touch, I added some of white gesso on the edges of all the artist trading cards with my finger for extra distress look on them.

Thank you so much for stopping by today… Have a wonderful day!

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Project Thursday ~ Coffee Hugs Shaker Card

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Hello everyone… Helen is here. It is time for another Project Thursday 🙂 Today I have a coffee shaker card to share with you that I created using the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set and Coffee Love Stamp Set, Rose Quarts Buttons, and Sweetheart Sequins Mixed.

I create the shaker window by cutting 2 sizes of squares dies out of white cardstock and white fun foam for the backing. I added the plastic acetate on the square window with double-sided tape, and then I added the fun foam on it. After that I added some more double-sided tape on the fun foam.

I added some of the Sweetheart Sequins Mixed on the card, gathered them in the middle, and then I added the shaker window on the card.

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I stamped the border from Coffee Love Stamp Set with Memento London Fog Dew Drop around the card. And I stamped the sentiment – HUGS under the shaker window using the Sketchy Alphabet Stamp Set with the same ink pad.

For the cup, I stamped the cup on a patterned paper and then stamped again on white cardstock using Nocture VersaFine Clair Ink Pad. I fussy cut the cup with scissors, and I cut out the cup sleeve and lid from the image that I stamped on the white cardstock. I added the sleeve and lid on the cup. And then I stamped the hearts using Pink Charming VersaFine Clair. After that, I added some shadow on the sleeve and lid using Spun Sugar Distress Crayon and watercolor brush. I added the cup on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I finished the card by adding 3 of the Sweetheart Sequins Mixed with the dries-clear adhesive glue.

I hope you all enjoy this card today. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Inspire Me Friday – {for you}

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  I’m here today with one final project using the fun Sketchy Alphabet stamp set.  For my project today I decided to create a gift bag using one of the white bags available in the Precious Remembrance Shop store. 

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My little bag is pretty simple.  I started by creating a rosette from some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye.  I used a small circle on the back to stabilize the rosette and then adhered the rosette to a pink doily that you can also find in the Precious Remembrance Shop store.   Using a neutral piece of paper from the same pad I stamped the words ‘for’ and ‘you’ in pink and then die cut it with a circle die.   The circle was adhered to the rosette and then I added a little bow twine with some paper twine.    To complete the bag I added a strip of coordinating patterned paper to the bag and a pink button (rose quartz from the Precious Remembrance Shop store) to the center of the twine.     I hope you will give this super fun and easy project a try using your Precious Remembrance Shop stamps!  Don’t forget… if you place a qualifying order of $30 or more you will automatically receive 10 stamp storage pouches!

Hope you have a wonderful day… thanks for stopping by!

Hey There… rosigrl!

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Project Thursday ~ Choose Joy Today

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Hello Precious Remembrance friends… Helen is here today with a fun simple way of creating mixed media card with stamping, embossing, acrylic paint and white gesso. First, I crated the background by adding lightly some blue, violet, and yellow acrylic paint on a white cardstock. Using baby wipes, I  soften the colors. After that, I stamped the grid texture image from Fall Colors Stamp Set with Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad. I added lightly some White Gesso with my finger randomly on the paper. And then, I trimmed it bit smaller that the violet card base and added it on the card with adhesive glue.

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I stamped the flowers from Blossom Stamp Set on vellum paper with Versamark Ink Pad, and added some white glitter embossing powder on it, and heat set them with craft heater. I fussy cut them using micro-tip scissors.

For the sentiments, I stamped the words using Sketchy Alphabets Stamp Set on a white cardstock with Gypsy CTMH Dye Ink Pad and trimmed them into word strips.

I arranged the flowers on the card and glued them with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the word strips on the card with 3D foam tape, and then I added the some of the Sweet Lavender Buttons on the card with adhesive glue.

I hope you all enjoy this post today and find inspirations from around you to create today. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Project Thursday ~ Fun Projects With Bits and Pieces, Stamp Set, Buttons and Mini Doilies

Hello Precious Remembrance Fans… It is Thursday and time for Project Thursday. Today I have 2 projects to share with you that I created using the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces, Happy Art Stamp Set, Antique Gray Buttons, and Mini Doilies.

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My first project is a mixed media tag. I started with creating the tag background. I used watercolor 140 lbs paper for the tag because I like it thickness and sturdiness, especially with I works with mediums and water. I added Distress Oxide Inks on my craft mat – one color at a time – then I sprayed with water and dip my tag. I dried the color each time I added color to build up the layers of colors.

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After all colors dried, I added some water splatters on it and dabbed it off with paper towel. Then I added thin layer of white gesso around the edge using my finger. I dried it with craft heater and then I stamped the triangles and hearts from the Happy Art Stamp Set with Black Archival Ink Pad. I dried the ink again with craft heater.

Next, I added some gel medium to cover the tag with foam brush, added one of the Mini White Mini Doilies on top of it and then added some gel medium again all over it. This will glue and seal the doily on the tag. Then I added some more white gesso randomly on the tag.

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Once the gesso is dry, I added one of the big cassette from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces Set with dries-clear adhesive glue. Next, I added the word strips and stars on the tag with dries-clear adhesive glue and I added some mini staplers on them for extra accent.

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I added the buttons strip on the tag with 3D foam tape for extra dimension. And I embellished the tag with more star and buttons. That finished the tag 🙂

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And for my second project it is a Thinking of You card. The front card is a clean-and-simple design. I stamped the scribble and splatter images from Happy Art Stamp Set in the middle of the white card. Then I added the Thinking of You piece on it with 3D foam tape and added the stars with dries-clear adhesive.

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And for the inside, I created this pop-up using this tutorial. For the back of the cassette, I trimmed a white cardstock that the same size with the cassette. I used one of the Mini Yellow Doilies.

I hope you all enjoy today’s projects post. Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Living My Given Life

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Project Thursday ~ Thinking Of You Card Set

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Hello everyone… Helen is here today. I have a set of Thinking of You cards to share with you that I created with two stamp sets and buttons. When I make a set of cards or mass-produce, I like to go with clean-and-simple style 🙂

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First step I created the watercolored backgrounds. I scribble some of the Aquamarine Spectrum Aqua marker on a piece acetate and sprayed with some water. Then I used that acetate to stamp directly on the front of the white cards. I did it couple time to create the layers and dried it every time I added layer of color.

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Next step is creating the flowers. I stamped the petals and stalks from Blossom Stamp Set on patterned papers with Versafine Onyx Black. Then I fussy cut each of them with micro-tip scissors. I added the flowers on the cards with dries-clear adhesive glue.

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After all the flowers added on the cards, I stamped the sentiment from Daily Thoughts Stamp Set with the same ink pad using Mini MISTI. And then I embellished cards with some Simply Butter Buttons. And the cards are done… here are the close up of the cards:

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I love having any type of cards ready in my card box whenever I need them. What type of cards do you like to have them ready in your stash whenever you need it? I hope you all can enjoy this post and inspired to create today.

Thank you so much for stopping today! Have a wonderful day!

Helen Guleltt – Living My Given Life

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