Create It Wednesday~Year in Review

Happy day after Christmas and welcome to my last PRS post.  I want to thank Dyane for the privilege of being part of the 2018 DT.  Here are 5 of my favorite projects from this year.

PRS DT Alpha One

Fun pastel rainbow sentiment using Sketchy Alphabet.

PRS DT School

Love the pink/orange color combo done with inks and shimmer sprays to showcase School Days.

PRS New Release Blog Hop no wm

Dry and heat embossed hearts, watercolor resist and sheer gold ribbon to celebrate an anniversary using Everyday Stamp Set.

PRS DT Oct last no wm

I’m a fan of cute Halloween cards and the Beware Stamp Set makes them easy to create.

PRS DT Dec Bag no wm

The Plain White Flat bags are really fun to decorate.  Here I used Everyday and Love Coupon stamp sets with one of my favorite color combos: silver, white, black and red.

And here’s one last card from me using Coffee Love and Everyday stamp sets.

PRS DT Final card

The little hearts were white embossed on the travel cup which I stamped in Versafine Clair Onyx ink and fussy cut.  I used gray and red Zig watercolor pens for some ombre coloring.  The sentiment was stamped on a light gray panel splattered with red.   I mounted the cup with foam tape and stamped the little lines on the card front before adding the panel.  Fun to use white sequins for steam.  Wishing everyone a peaceful, crafty 2019.

GRETA

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Create It Wednesday~Gift Bag

Hello everyone.  I’ve taken a break from holiday cards today to bring you a fun decorated gift bag.  Mine is for an anniversary, but you could change the sentiment and make this for a birthday or Valentine’s Day.PRS DT Gift Bag

The White Flat Paper Bag was stamped all over in Delicata silvery Shimmer with the cute block of hearts from Everyday Stamp set.  The three strips were stamped with images from Love Coupon Stamp set and the bottom edges were die cut.  I folded over the top of the bag and punched 6 small holes to tie on the black and white twine.  The sentiment from Everyday Stamp set was white embossed on the black die cut tag and attached with a little red clothespin from my stash.  Maybe you need to add some of these great products to your Christmas wishlist!  I’ll see you next time.

GRETA

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Create It Wednesday~Time for Tags

You’ve probably noticed there is a lot of tag making in blogland right now.  I joined in the craze using 3 Precious Remembrance Stamp sets:  Everyday, Happy Mail and Oh Christmas.
PRS DT Tag Much Better sharperThe sketchy circle from Everyday was white embossed on the large die cut tag to make snowballs.  Team member Lisa came up with that idea and I love it!   Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was used for the emboss resist technique and tiny white dots were added with a pen.   I stamped a branch from Oh Christmas at the top and bottom of a smaller tag using Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio.  The words from Happy Mail were stamped with Faded Jeans and I attached the small tag to the large one using foam tape.  Luckily, this piece of ribbon was just the right color and the dots tied in perfectly.  I thought a bit of sparkle was needed, so finished off with a glittery white dot.  Now I just have to buy the perfect gift!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US and I’ll see you next time.

GRETA

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Create It Wednesday~Christmas Cards

Once again it’s time to ramp up holiday crafting, so I have a couple of Christmas cards for you today.  PRS DT Nov both no wmI used three PRS sets including Everyday Stamp Set, Sketchy Christmas and Joy Stamp Set.  The A2 size card was done by stamping the large background image from Everyday Stamp Set using Distress Ink faded jeans on a watercolor panel.  PRS DT Nov first no wmThen I spritzed with water & let the ink spread on it’s own.  When it was dry I stamped a Sketchy Christmas tree in Distress Oxide lucky clover and Merry Christmas in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  A stitched rectangle was dry embossed for a frame and I popped up the Happy New Year sentiment strip.  To finish things off, I added silver confetti to match the silver mat.  Sometimes it’s fun to make a smaller card, like my second one which is 3 1/2 x 4  3/4.  PRS DT Nov second no wmAgain I stamped the background image from Everyday Stamp Set.  This time I used pumice stone Distress Ink & blended with a wet brush.  Kind of looks like mountains–perfect for a modern, rustic design.  I stamped the triangle tree from Sketchy Christmas three times in lucky clover Distress Oxide and the word Joy from the Joy Stamp Set in Distress Oxide candied apple.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and added a couple extra layers of cardstock for dimension.  I sponged the pumice stone ink on the card front before adding the panel.  Hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your holiday cardmaking.  See you next time.

GRETA

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Create It Wednesday~Almost Halloween

Can you believe it’s almost the end of October?!  That means Halloween is just a few days away.  I have a fun card for you using the darling Beware stamp set which is currently on sale for just $7.99.
PRS DT Oct last no wmI picked 4 of the 9 circle images in the set and stamped each one in black on a kraft die cut square.  Then I glued them onto a white card.  It needed something, so I stamped 4 more and attached them on top with fun foam.  Just right!PRS DT Oct last close upThe sentiment from the same set was heat embossed & embellished with tiny black gems.  Better get it mailed and I’ll see you next time.  Happy Halloween!
GRETA

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Create It Wednesday~Happy Halloween

Welcome to another edition of Create It Wednesday.  I’ve had a little 3×4 inch black bag in my stash waiting to be used for several years.  The adorable PRS Beware stamp set inspired me to turn it into a goodie bag for a friend.

PRS DT Halloween Bag no wm

I stamped the Trick or Treat border 4 times in black ink and Happy Halloween 3 times in purple ink.  I trimmed each into strips and attached them to the bag front.  The cute Jack O Lantern image was stamped in orange ink onto the little scalloped circle die cut.  For a bit of sparkle I added orange glitter glue to the eyes and mouth.

PRS DT Halloween Bag Close up

A white crochet thread bow was tied onto the die cut before attaching it to the bag.  Black, purple and orange twines were tied in a bow around the handle to finish it off.  Now I just have to find my shreds and add the candy!

Are you ready for Halloween?  Why not grab one of these sets for yourself while they’re on sale for just $7.99.  I’ll see you next time.

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Create It Wednesday~Happy Halloween

Fall has arrived in our neck of the woods and that means it’s time to get some Halloween cards made.  I chose three of the images & a sentiment from the super fun Beware stamp set.PRS DT Oct Halloween no wm Each circle was stamped in black ink on white cardstock.  I punched three circles from a scrap of plaid paper and then lined up the images attaching them to a white panel.  The plaid piece was attached with foam and the whole piece was matted with a black cardstock panel.  I white embossed the sentiment on a thin black strip and finished off with a few black Pico Embellisher dots.  Hope you’ll check out all the great products in the PRS Store and show us your Fall cards.

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Create It Wednesday~Thank You In Green

I’m easing into Fall today with a color combo of ivory, two shades of green and soft gold.  I began by repeatedly stamping an image from the Thanks stamp set in light green ink on an ivory panel. PRS DT SeptThe focal point was made by stamping another image from the same set in a darker green ink on a strip of light green cardstock.  By using a stamp positioner, I was then able to stamp with Versamark and emboss with clear powder.  The mat is a slightly larger strip of  darker green cardstock.  I colored the three hearts with soft gold glitter glue for a touch of sparkle. PRS DT Sept close up I wanted a fairly flat card to mail, but needed some dimension since the card and background are both ivory cardstock.  This was easily done by adding a couple extra cardstock layers under the panel.  I did use foam tape for the green strip for even more interest.

Always good to have thank you cards on hand, so why not head over to the shop and pick up this fun set.  While you’re there check out all the great stamps and products.  See you next time.

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Create It Wednesday~Thank You So Much

It’s always good to have some thank you cards on hand.  For today’s cards I used stamps from two PRS sets:  Thanks and Oh Christmas.PRS DT August 3 again better (2)Just changing colors gives the same design a totally different look & keeps it interesting to stamp multiple cards.   I began by die cutting two white and one kraft note cards.

My first card has an elegant feel using metallic green and gold inks.  You could add some gems or sequins, but I decided just to tie on some white and gold twine. PRS DT August Elegant again (1)
The other white note card is a Christmas thank you with it’s red and green color combo.  This time I stamped the sentiment in black & colored in the little hearts with a red marker.  Again I left off embellishments simply tying on red and white twine.
PRS DT August Christmas no wmThe kraft note card gives a totally different look which I think is especially nice for Fall.  I first stamped the branches in white pigment ink and rubbed lightly with my finger.  Then I stamped again using the same brown dye ink as the sentiment.  Instead of coloring the little hearts, I just added dots with a fine point white Sharpie.
PRS DT August Kraft no wm

So there you have it–three different looks using the same images.  So many options I can make a lot more and never get bored!  Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time.

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Create It Wednesday~Thanks

Welcome back to another edition of Create It Wednesday.  This month we’re focusing on the terrific PRS stamp set called simply, Thanks.  Lots of fun images to use for a wide variety of card styles.  The darling circle with hearts caught my attention, so I used it for the focal point. PRS DT August
I stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & used a circle die to cut it out.  I inked a slightly larger circle die cut with the same ink & added the heart circle using foam tape.  For the background I stamped a frame in Brilliance Starlite Black using the thank you border stamp.  I used VersaMagic Oasis Green to stamp the little thanks, except for the tiny heart which I stamped in the poppy ink.  PRS DT Aug close upThe splatters are done with stamps in the Fall Colors stamp set using the green & poppy  inks.  I added Stickles to the white heart as well as a few dots on the background.  A soft gray cardstock was attached to the card front before adding the stamped panel.  Hope I’ve given you some ideas for thank you cards using Thanks and other great PRS stamp sets.  See you next time.

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