Inspire Me Friday – {Something New & A Year in Review}

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Rosemary here with my final Inspire Me Friday post for the year.   This post is a little bittersweet as this is also my final post as a member of the Precious Remembrance Design team.  I want to thank Dyane to asking me to rejoin the team this year.  It has been a lot of fun designing with Precious Remembrance Shop stamps over the last year, but sadly I must say goodbye.  My final project is one combining the Everyday stamp set with the Coffee Love stamp set.

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For this card I decided to use a piece of embossed rose gold paper from a pad I recently picked.  The papers are from DCWV and the pad has glitter papers in it, these embossed ones, metallic and several others.  I just fell in love with the embossed paper and had to use it.  I simply cut two pieces and adhered them to a panel of white cardstock that I had die cut with a rectangle die.  To make my coffee cup I first stamped some white cardstock with the swipes background image from Everyday using Memento Desert Sand ink.   I then stamped the coffee cup from Coffee Love over the stamping with VersaMark watermark ink and embossed it using copper embossing powder.  Did that again for the center band of the cup as well as the lid.   I trimmed out all the pieces and before adhered them I stamped the heart circle image from Coffee Love on the band with the Desert Sand ink and then stamped the sentiment from Everyday in VersaFine CLAIR  Nocturne over the top.   The band and the lid were adhered with foam tape and then the cup was attached to the card front.   A clean and simple, but somewhat elegant birthday card!

Now that I have shared my final project with you I would like to share my favorite projects from the last year.   First up is a card I made using the Daily Thoughts stamp set along with items from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack.prs card

This next project uses several different PRS stamp sets.  The fun Sketchy Alphabet, Positive Thoughts and Blossom.  Love the clean and simple design!

Another favorite project from this past year is this card.  This card uses images from DIY and Little Things.

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Do you see a pattern forming?  Most of my favorites center around stamping!  This next project is full of stamping with another favorite PRS set, Fall Colors.

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My last project is probably my most favorite and I think showcases perfectly just how much fun you can have with PRS stamp sets!  This card was made with the Beware stamp set, New Day stamp set and one of my go to PRS stamp sets:  Positive Thoughts.

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I hope I inspired you to pull out your Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets and start mixing and matching to see what you can create!  Have a very happy new year!

Hey There…rosigrl!

ROSEMARY

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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!

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Inspire Me Friday – {Let the Music Play}

Happy Friday everyone!!! I have one last project to share using the new Daily Thoughts stamp set, as well as the new Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces.   I have had so much fun creating projects with the Bits & Pieces that I used a couple more for today’s card!

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One of my earlier cards had this same little tag combo that I just love and so I decided to use it again.  I paired it up with one of the little doilies that you can find in the PRS store.   The background was created by stamping the little stars image from the Daily Thoughts set in a light gray ink on light gray cardstock.  I trimmed that down, adhered it to my card base and then added the doily and tag.  I finished things off with the black twine bow.    After I finished my card I realized that it has little things from each of the projects that I have made over the last two months!!  I hope you enjoy it!!

Thanks for stopping by… hope you have a wonderful day!!

ROSEMARY

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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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Tuesday Ideas {never give up}

Hello and welcome! It’s Kelly here and I’ve got an inspirational card to share with you today. I combined a few sets to create a card for someone who may be going through a hard time. To begin, I embossed the feather image from the DIY Stamp set using gold powder onto vellum. I also embossed a few of the outline star images from the new Daily Thoughts around the feather for some added interest and detail. The smaller  sentiment, which is also from Daily Thoughts, is stamped onto the vellum using Jet Black StazOn ink. I like using this particular ink because it is a solvent ink and it won’t smear on the vellum.

The arrow or chevron image is gold embossed as well onto a strip of coral colored cardstock. I trimmed it down to fit nicely over the vellum piece. I did some loose, messy watercoloring onto a panel of cold pressed watercolor paper and then ran it through my crimping tool for some added texture. I did some creative gluing on the back of the vellum, applying glue on top of the gold stars, the feather, under the coral strip and under the “w” on the word “when”. Once I had the glue in place, I adhered it to the corrugated panel. I applied pressure here and there so that it all stayed in place.

The “never give up” sentiment is stamped in white pigment ink onto  a strip of black cardstock. I added this to the vellum piece using foam squares. This entire focal panel is adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock that has another embossed detail. I wasn’t planning on using a third set for this card, but I just LOVE the small detail that these horizontal lines give the side of the card. This particular stamp is from the Coffee Love set. I added a few clear sequins, which also have glue under them to hold the vellum to the corrugated piece. The finishing touch is a bow of black and white Baker’s twine, which gives it another pop of black! I actually added the “never give up” sentiment over the top of the tail of the twine to hold it in place.  I love how soft and pretty this card turned out…just perfect to give someone for a bit of encouragement!

Kelly Lunceford {Flutter by Atomicbutterfly}

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Inspire Me Friday – {Currently… Thinking of You}

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!!  Have you been enjoying all the fabulous projects that the design team have been creating over the last two months???  I know I have!!  Today I have a little black and white number that uses both the Daily Thoughts stamp set and another item from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack.  I just love that embellishment pack!!

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I started my project by stamping the cassette tape on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then trimmed it out.  I cut a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to a white cardstock card base.  Since I had decided to use the circle sentiment that says ‘thinking of you’ from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack I stamped the word ‘currently’ in VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed it in white embossing powder.  Once that was done I trimmed it out and layered up all my elements just as you see them.   Super clean, simple and fun!!

Thanks for stopping by today… I hope you have a wonderful one!!

ROSEMARY

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Project Thursday ~ DIY Kraft Gift Bag

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Helen is here today with a Project Thursday to share with you that I created with Precious Remembrance clear stamps and Gift Wrap supplies.

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To create this gift bag is pretty simple 🙂 It is a project that you can make in short time or mass-produce for your party.

First, randomly I stamped the cassette tape image from Daily Thoughts Stamp Set on all over the front of a Plain Kraft / Flat Paper Bag with similar color dye ink pad. Quick and easy stamping, right 🙂

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Next is to create the personalized mini wooden clip and gift tag.

For the mini wooden clip, I stamped the stars from Daily Thoughts Stamp Set directly on the mini wooden clip using Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad. I set it aside to dry while working on the tag.

I stamped the sentiment box and sentiment phrase from the Happy Mail Stamp Set on a piece of white cardstock using Orange dye ink pad. Then, I trimmed it down and turned it into a tag. You also an use any tag dies if you have 🙂

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I stacked one of the Mini Yellow Doilies, then the gift tag, and twine bow together, and clipped them on the stamped kraft paper bag with the personalized mini wooden clip.

The size of this paper bag is 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ that is ideal and big enough to stuff fun gifts inside and finish it with some white tissue paper.

I hope you all enjoy this Project Thursday this week… and don’t forget to check the Precious Remembrance store for more stamps, embellishments, gift wraps, and more…!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday Ideas {that moment}

Welcome! It’s Kelly here with my latest installment of Tuesday Ideas! I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head for quite a while, so I am excited to share it with all of you! Last time, I shared with you a fun idea for using acetate, and I’m back at it again, but this time I’m also incorporating Shrinky Dinks! I knew that I wanted to stamp the film strip image from the Journey Stamp set onto acetate using Jet Black StazOn ink. I also wanted to incorporate many of the larger images from the set into my design. This would have been impossible with such a small card, but by shrinking them, I have the perfect, tiny embellishment!

The images on the Shrinky Dink pieces are all from the Journey stamp set as well. I created this card to send to the photographer that took my daughter’s head shots and performance pictures when she performed in The Nutcracker this past Christmas season. I can’t wait for her to get it! I really think she will like all of the details that I included on the card. The “click click” and “smile smile” images are heat embossed on the card using gold powder.

I absolutely LOVE how perfectly the “that moment” sentiment complements this design. It, as well as the black sentiment stamped along the film strip, is from the newly released Daily Thoughts stamp set!  It is also embossed in gold for maximum shine! The film strips are stapled to the card and then I added a small pink bow to cover them.  I had so much fun on this design!

Kelly Lunceford

 

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Inspire Me Friday – {A Gift Bag}

Hello PRS fans!!  I’m here today sharing a fun little gift bag that I put together using some pieces from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces pack, stamps from the Daily Thoughts stamp set and one of the white bags available in the Precious Remembrance Shop store.

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I started my project by pulling out some of the pieces that I wanted to use.  The color scheme was based on the color of the stars that appear on the ends of two of the word strips.  I found some patterned paper that was a good match and created a rosette using a die I have in my collection.  To stabilize the rosette I added a circle to the back and then adhered the circular sentiment and the strip sentiments from the Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces collection.  I cut a strip of patterned paper from the same collection as the rosette and stamped it with one of the little square images from the Daily Thoughts set using inks that were a close match to the colors of the stars.  Then I used the star images from the Daily Thoughts set to randomly stamp all over the white bag using the same colors.   Once I had the bag covered to my liking I adhered the stamp strip.  I found baker’s twine in my stash that matched and tied that around the bag making the bow rather large so it would peek out from around the rosette once I adhered it to the bag.   A quick gift bag that you could fill with small goodies to gift to a good friend or family member!  I hope I inspired you to create a gift bag for a special occasion!

Have a wonderful day!!

ROSEMARY

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Project Thursday ~ Chalkboard CAS Card

Hello everyone… Happy Thursday! Helen is here today with a black and white chalkboard look CAS card showcasing the new Daily Thoughts Stamp Set.

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Creating this card is pretty simple 🙂 I used black cardstock for the card base and chalkboard panel.  And I only use one type of ink pad, Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad.

First, on a piece of black cardstock, I stamped the cassette image with Mini MISTI couple of time using Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad. Since it is an archival pigment ink, it is slow drying ink, so I used my craft heater to dry the ink quicker and move to the next step.

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I stamped the stars from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set on the top and bottom corner of the cassette using the same ink pad. And I also stamped the sentiment and little arrows from Love Coupon Stamp Set on the label space of the cassette image. And then I stamped one more sentiment from the Daily Thoughts Stamp Set below the cassette with the same ink.

I dried all the stamped images and sentiments with craft heater. After that, I sponged the same ink on the panel using sponge dauber to give the chalkboard look on it. I started from the edge and worked my way to the middle. I repeated every edge of the panel.

I punch the corners of the panel with WRMK Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper and then added the panel on the card base. The card is done. It is not only clean-and-simple, this card is also thin and mail friendly 🙂

I hope this Project Thursday give you an inspiration to create today! And before you go… check out all the new products at Precious Remembrance Shop!

THANK YOU for stopping by and have a fabulous day.

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