Let it Snow Mixed Media Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Sunday stampers! Today I’m sharing a layout I created using the “Oh Christmas Stamp Set” and “Sketchy Christmas” stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop. I took these photos of Edward in January. He was so excited that we finally got a little snow… he was even dabbing in the snow. Silly kid.

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To begin, I sprayed three different Coloration Sprays from Art Anthology (Juicy, Salmon, and Raider) onto white cardstock.

I matted three 2″x2″ photos on patterned paper and placed them on the layout to determine a design I was happy with. Once I had the placement of the photos finalized, I stamped the trees to frame the photos and added lots of pretty embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio.

 

 

 

I really like the font of this stamp. Isn’t it pretty!

 

I did not include any journaling since most of the embellishments used, included sentiments. ūüôā

 

Thanks so much for visiting today! Come check out my video to see how this layout came together!

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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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Project Thursday ~ Mass Produce Thank You Cards For Winter

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Hello everyone! Helen is here again today with mass-produce card ideas for this coming Winter / Christmas season.

Every month starting November 2018 until May 2019, I make 60 Thank You cards for donation at a Kids Camp programs. When comes to making a lot of cards or mass producing, I like to use clean-and-simple (CAS) style. I use these three CAS card designs for Winter camp which I made 20 cards for each design.

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On this first one layer & CAS design, I used the Sketchy Christmas Stamp Set and the Fall Colors Stamp Set. I stamped the trees and dots with white archival ink pad to create the background. And then I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Stamp Set under the trees with VersaFine Clair РGlamorous.

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On this second CAS design, I use the Joy Stamp Set and Everyday Stamp Set. I stamped the wreaths with white archival ink pad to create the background, and then I stamped the Joy word inside one of the wreath with VersaFine Clair РGlamorous. For the sentiment, I stamped it on white cardstock with Memento Desert Sand ink pad, trimmed them into sentiment banner, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

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And for this third CAS card, I use the Oh Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped the evergreen leaf with white archival ink pad on the top of the card to create the background border. And I use the Everyday Stamp Set for the sentiment that I stamped it on white cardstock VersaFine Clair РGlamorous and trimmed it into sentiment banner. I wrapped the twine around the card, added the sentiment banner, and tied it up a bow. I added a little bit adhesive glue on the back of the sentiment banner to keep it stay on top of the twine.

These cards are done and ready for the kids at the camp to write thank you notes.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Helen Gullett

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Inspire Me Friday – {let it snow!}

Happy Friday everyone!¬† Rosemary here with a new Inspire Me Friday post. ¬† I’m sharing a card today that I made using the Everyday stamp set along with the fun Oh Christmas stamp set.¬† My card isn’t a Christmas card, but one that you could send out at any time during the winter season.

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I started with a A2 sized piece of white cardstock and stamped the background image from the Everyday stamp set that looks like a snow flurry across the top of the piece in watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.¬† I then pulled out my Distress Oxide inks and lightly inked up the top of the panel where the embossing is with Broken China distress oxide ink and fading it out toward the middle of the card. ¬† I placed my panel in my stamping tool and then using a scalloped rectangle die as a guide I placed the sentiment from Oh Christmas on the panel.¬† I removed the die and then stamped the sentiment in VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink.¬† The panel was then die cut with the scalloped rectangle die. ¬†¬† I set aside the die cut rectangle and then adhered the panel to a white cardstock base.¬† The rectangle was then adhered using foam dimensionals.¬† I finished with some white baker’s twine tied in a bow. ¬†¬† I really like the way the stamped image looks like a flurry of snow!

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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.
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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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Tuesday Ideas: A Holiday Thank You

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa here with my final post for Precious Remembrance Shop.¬† I am stepping down from the design team and continuing on in my creative journey.¬† I have truly enjoyed my time spent with Dyane and her amazingly talented team and will sincerely miss being a part of all the wonderful creativity here!

For my farewell post, I created a holiday themed thank you card.¬† At season’s end, we’ll all need a few of these!

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I used one of the pine images from the Oh Christmas set to decorate the fun coffee cup from the Coffee Love set.¬† I love the clean fonts of the sentiments in the Thanks stamp set and selectively inked one to label the cup.¬† The trio of stars are also from the Oh Christmas set and I stamped and then embellished them with a gold Wink of Stella brush marker to add a touch of festive sparkle.¬† The green chevron washi tape I found in my stash and used it to ground the coffee cup (please excuse the pun).¬† The cup is popped up with foam dots for dimension.¬† This design is a very simple one to create.¬† I love the sparkle of the stars (they remind me of Starbucks’ gold stars…)!

I hope you’re well on your way to finishing up your holiday cards.¬† Don’t forget to make a few thank you cards while you’re at it!

Wishing you all the best in the new year ahead!

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Tuesday Ideas: School Themed Christmas

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa back with more inspiration for Tuesday Ideas!¬† This week, I’m sharing a school themed Christmas card which uses two stamp sets from the Precious Remembrance Shop store:¬† School Days and Oh Christmas.¬† This time of year, school children often take a little something to school for their teachers and this clean and simple card is just perfect for the occasion!

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I had so much fun making this card!¬† I found some fun, plaid washi tape recently and adhered it to the bottom of the card .¬† The “MERRY” and “Christmas” are both partial sentiments from the Oh Christmas set.¬† I inked up selective portions and stamped them.¬† I fussy cut the letters in “MERRY” and drew little red polka dots on them to add a little festive element.¬† I arranged them randomly to make them come alive and popped each one up with foam dots for dimension.¬† The school bus was stamped in black ink also and left uncolored to keep the overall design simple.¬† I can see this going to a bus driver!¬† They need a little of our gratitude too!

I hope you’re making progress in your holiday card making!¬† Isn’t it crazy just how quickly time goes by this time of year?¬† With clean and simple designs, you can get your cards made and in the mail on time!¬† I hope this inspires you somehow as you are putting things together this holiday season!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Holiday Simplicity

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa back with more clean and simple inspiration using the Oh Christmas stamp set!¬† For today, I created a very simple, one layer design.

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I stamped the sentiment first in black.  A trio of pine boughs was stamped on either side of the sentiment in green.  I added a touch of sparkle to the words using pearlescent watercolors.

Yet another design that is easily mass produced in time for the holidays!  How are your cards coming along?

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Little Christmas Sparkle

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa back with more Tuesday Ideas inspiration using the wonderful Oh Christmas set!

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In addition to lovely sentiments in this set, there are some wonderful pine twig and star images!¬† I used them to create this one layer holiday design.¬† I stamped the sentiment first in black ink.¬† The pine twigs were stamped in green and then the stars were stamped and embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder for some festive sparkle.¬† I love having the sentiment as the focal point on this.¬† That script font is just beautiful, isn’t it?!

Enjoy the rest of your October and until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Color Blocked Christmas

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa and I’m back with another clean and simple holiday card idea for you!¬† Once again, I’m using the beautiful Oh Christmas stamp set.

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I decided to use one of the fantastic sentiments in the set as the focal point and this is what transpired.  I used two different bright colors to create a color block beneath the main panel.  These were mounted on a piece of black cardstock for a little more contrast.  The assembled piece was popped up with foam dots for dimension.  You could use any two colors you wanted and even vary colors from card to card for a wide variety of holiday cards!  So simple and so fun!

October is here and the countdown continues.¬† I hope you’re getting a head start on your card making and crafting!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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