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 ~ 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 ~ 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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Inspire Me Friday – {too cute}

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a lovely week!  I’m stopping in today with one last project using the new Little Things stamp set.  My niece recently let us know that she is expecting a little boy in November and with that in mind I thought the Little Things stamp set would be perfect for making a little boy inspired card!  Simply change the colors to create this card for a little girl or to make it gender neutral.

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My sweet friend and fellow design team member, Greta, sent me a lovely card for 4th of July and in that card she included some sweet little die cuts in a square and circle format.  I pulled out one of the circular images from the Little Things set and saw that it fit perfectly inside the circle.  I stamped the Too Cute image on the die cut with a medium blue ink.  The polka dot strip was stamped using the same blue ink and then I stamped the large triangle image, as well, but only after stamping off once so that the triangles are very light in color.  I die cut the panel and then adhered the panel to a cardstock base that matched the ink I used.  The circle was adhered along with some sweet little blue buttons that can be found in the PRS shop.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Hey There… rosigrl

ROSEMARY

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Project Thursday ~ Monochromatic CAS Card Set

Hello everyone… Helen is here. Today, I have a set of monochromatic, clean-and-simple card set to share with you all. It is very simple and quick to make them.

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I go with white and kraft color theme for this card set.

For the background, I use the DIY Stamp Set. I stamped feather and splatter dots on 4” x 5.25” kraft cardstocks with VersaMark Ink Pad, and I added some super fine white embossing powder, then heat set them with craft heater.

I distressed the edges of the background cardstocks with distresser tool (or you can use scissors for this technique).

I added all of them on A2 white cards (4.25” x 5.5”) with permanent adhesive runner.

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I stamped the sentiments from Little Things Stamp Set on white cardstocks using similar ink pad to kraft background. After stamping them all, I trimmed them with paper trimmer into sentiment strips. And then I added them on each card with 3D foam tape to give little dimension to the card.

I like make card set as gift to others. How abouy you? Do you like giving handmade gift?

I hope you all like this project… Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Helen Gullett

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Create it Wednesday~A Little Something

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project using PRS Little Things and Coffee Love stamp sets.  I began by stamping the fun circles from Little Things multiple times using VersaMagic Persimmon and Pink Grapefruit.  Glad I still have all my punches as it was a quick way to cut them all out.  I folded the top of the Plain White Flat Paper Bag and attached the circles across the bottom.

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Next I made a matching tag big enough to decorate the rest of the bag.  The smaller tag was dry embossed with a polka dot folder and I swiped the edges of the larger one with the Persimmon ink pad.  Then I attached the tags together and added the circles across the bottom.

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The sentiment from Coffee Love was stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on a white scrap.  I used a piece of Washi as a mask so I could add the Pink Grapefruit ink to the top and bottom edges before adding it to the tag with foam tape.  Finished off with a white grosgrain bow and now my summery gift bag is ready to give a friend.  Hope I’ve inspired you to check out all the great products in the PRS shop.  See you next time.

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Project Thursday ~ Rainbow CAS Card

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Hello everyone… Helen is here today. I hope you all are having great week so far… Today, I have a fun rainbow CAS card to share with you that I created with Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets and VersaFine Clair ink pads. Clean-and-Simple card is one of my favorite style to make, and this is very easy and quick to make!

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When I saw the fun circle images from the Little Things Stamp Set, I just have to use them. I picked the one circle that has Favorite printed on it. I started stamping it in the middle of a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair ink pads: Cheerful, Summertime, Glamorous, Charming Pink, Purple Delight, Paradise, Warm Breeze, and Green Oasis. I overlapped each circle to create that rainbow rings border.

After that I trimmed it into 3.75″ x 5″. Then I cut a black cardstock into 4″ x 5.25″ to make it as a mat. I added the black cardstock on a A2 white card base with adhesive glue, then I added the white panel on it with the same adhesive.

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I added one of the heart circle from Bits & Pieces : Love Coupon in the middle of the red circlewith 3D foam tape for extra dimension to it.

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For the sentiment, I stamped one of the sentiments from Positive Thoughts Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) on the right side, at the bottom of the circles. The card is done. Yes, as simple as those steps!

I hope you all like it and be inspired to create with Precious Remembrance Shop products and some colors. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful, colorful day!

Helen Gullett

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Create It Wednesday~Paper Weaving

Hello everyone & welcome to another Create It Wednesday.  It’s been a long time since I’ve made a card with paper weaving and I thought the polka dot strip in the new Little Things stamp set would be fun to use.
PRS DT June oneMy inks are Delicata Sapphire Blue and Ruby Red which provide a lovely shimmer.  I stamped the image multiple times in each color.  Then I added some repositionable adhesive to the top of a panel of cardstock and lined up all the red strips side by side.  Next I began weaving with the blue strips–fun and easy!  When all the pieces were in place, I attached it with permanent adhesive and trimmed off the edges to the size I wanted.  The woven panel was added to a slightly larger white card.PRS DT June one close up

I used the same inks for my sentiment, stamping the big word from Happy Art onto a die cut vellum circle.  The encouraging words from Little Things were stamped & trimmed into a small strip which I attached over the circle.  This flat, cheerful card could be for a guy or a gal–maybe for someone who just got a promotion or is starting a new career.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful products in the PRS Store and I’ll see you soon.

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Project Thursday ~ You’re A Fantastic Friend

Hello everyone… Helen is here. For today Project Thursday, I have a fun black and white card for a fantastic friend to share with you all.

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Stamps I use on my cards today are the new Little Things Stamp Set, Oh So Fun Stamp Set, and Blossom Stamp Set. I started with creating the black and white polkadots and tripes background.

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I stamped the polkadots stripe stamp from Little Things Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad with MISTI and Creative Corners. I stamped one stripe, and then move up the cardstock 1 inch and then stamp again. I repeated the step until the whole panel stamped.

I trimmed the background panel very slightly smaller, I added one of the Mini White Doilies on it, bit off the edge and wrapped it on the edge of the panel,  and added it on an A2 White Card with dries-clear adhesive.

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I stamped the flowers from Blossom Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink Pad on a piece of Vellum Paper, then sprinkle them with White Embossing Powder that I mixed it with some Holographic Embossing Powder for extra sparkle. I heat set them with craft heater. Then, I fussy cut the flowers with micro-tip scissors. I used one of them on the jar.

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Then I stamped the jar and sentiment from Oh So Fun Stamp Set and also one of the sentiment from Little Things Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad on a different white cardstock using MISTI. After that, I fussy cut the jar with micro-tip scissors and trimmed the sentiments into sentiment strips with paper trimmer. I added someVersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad on one of the sentiment strips using Sponge Dauber.

I added the jar on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue, next I added the flower on it. Then, I added the sentiment strips on the card with dries-adhesive glue, and the other one with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

My black and white card is done 🙂 I hope you all enjoy it today. THANK YOU for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

 

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Tuesday Ideas {hi there!}

Hello! It’s Kelly here with another Tuesday Ideas post! It seems like I’ve been away for a while since the Blog Hop and new release! Today my card uses the newly released Little Things stamp set paired with the Fall Colors stamp set. I thought it would be fun to combine the two for a summer look, rather than fall, and I love how it turned out!

To begin, I stamped the three different leaf images using three different green inks here and there. I tried my best to create visual balance between the colors and shapes. I also added the little “splatter” images using grey ink around the leaves to add some detail.

I also stamped the grid image and sentiment border in gray ink as well. I wanted those elements to be soft. The “hi there” sentiment is stamped in black, and is from the Fall Colors set. The cute circle that says “favorite” and the “You’re a fantastic friend” sentiment is from the new “Little Things” and those are both stamped in black.

I added a few Seaside Buttons for some extra color and detail. I cut this panel slightly, because I wanted to add the polka dot detail to the right corner. I used my MISTI stamping tool and stamped it a few times for nice saturation onto a Kraft cardbase. I love how this card turned out! I hope you will try using some seasonal stamps in an unexpected way!

 

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