Create It Wednesday~Gift For You

So glad you’ve joined me for another Create It Wednesday post.  There are lots of gift giving occasions coming up including Mother’s Day & graduation.  But it’s also fun to surprise someone with a little something unexpected.  I’ve dressed up a Plain White Flat Paper Bag from the PRS Store.  PRS DT April 1 (1)To begin, I created a tag using the partial die cutting technique with a circle die to fit a Mini White Doilie.  After attaching the doily, I stamped the rest of my tag with the splatters from the Positive Thoughts stamp set using a light green marker.  A scrap of light green cardstock was die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh border die to cover where I cut the doily in half.  Yellow and green Hand Dyed Buttons were easily added with liquid glue.  These beautiful buttons are available in several colors in the PRS Store.  I stamped the letters I needed from the Sketchy Alphabet stamp set in black ink on the green cardstock and punched them out with a little circle punch.  The letters were colored with the green marker and then covered with glitter glue for a fun sparkle. PRS DT April 1 Close Up I had enough of the cardstock left to cut 3 thin strips for the bottom of the tag.  Yellow and white twine was tied in a bow & attached with liquid glue to finish it off.  Before adhering the tag, I stamped a few solid and open hearts from the Love Coupon and the Happy Art stamp sets in yellow ink.  Hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your next packaging project.  Have a great day!

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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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Great News! We’ve been published!:)

Happy Monday stampers!:) Yay! I’m so thrilled to let you know that we’ve been published again for The Stampers’ Sampler magazine April/May/June 2018 issue.♥ What an amazing surprise to receive a copy of this magazine & all 3 cards are included in this issue. Woohoo!:)

It will be out soon on your favorite newsstands, the entire magazine is fantastic! Tons of talent out there, amazing techniques, and ideas! I hope you can grab a copy.

Here’s a peek of our projects!:)

Thank you so much for your support, and I’m very excited to share this another adventure with you. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Project Thursday ~ Totally Messy Mixed Media Art Journal

Hello Precious Remembrance Shop friends… Helen is here. I am super excited to share my very first project with you all today!

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I created a mixed media art journal using the Totally Stamp Set and Happy Art Stamp Set. This is also my first art journal page of this year with a new mixed media book.

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First, I added the neon acrylic paints (pink, yellow, green and purple) on the page with rubber brayer. Then I grab the toiler paper roll, dibbed it into acrylic paint and stamped couple circles on the page. Last, I added some splatters on the page. Acrylic paint dries quickly.

Once the page is dry well, I started to stamp the sentiments from Totally Stamp Set and Happy Art Stamp Set, and I stamped the brush strokes images from Totally Stamp Set on the page with Black Archival Ink Pad. I added some shadow on the bold sentiment by stamping it again with Memento Rose Bud. Archival ink stays wet for a while, so be careful not smudge the stamped images.

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Using make up sponge, I added some white acrylic paint along the edges of the page. And then using Faber Caste Big Brush Stamper Pen, I stamped the other brush stroke image from Totally Stamp Set on the top left corner and bottom right corner. This brush pen dries permanent and works well on clear photopolymer stamps like Precious Remembrance stamps.

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Remember that I told you that archival inks dries slowly? The quote on this page is still wet, so I sprinkled some of the clear glitter embossing powder on it and heat set it with my craft heater. Result is that now the quote is sparkly and shiny. I also I stamped some stars from the Totally Stamp Set with White archival ink, sprinkled with the clear glitter embossing powder, and heat set it.

Last step is that I randomly sprayed some of the irRessistible Neon Yellow spray. That finished my art journal 🙂

I hope you enjoy this post and are inspired to create today! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day.

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DIY: Gift Wrapping Paper!

Happy Saturday stampers! I’m back with another fun gift wrapping idea!

Have you seen the last one that I made using paper bag? If you missed it, you may check it here.

Today’s project is all about making your own gift wrapping paper – using stamps!:)

Yay!:) If your gifts are bigger, find a roll of plain wrapping paper or a roll of plain art paper that you can easily stamp on. What I made here is a smaller box – like for jewelry. Which you can easily use a printing paper and stamp on it!

STAMPS: Happy Mail , Happy Art, Sketchy Christmas , Joy

Making your own patterned gift wrapping paper is very special and has a personal touch!

It’s a memorable one for sure!:)

Now, are you ready to create your own DIY gift wrapping paper?:)

Share it with us using #preciousremembrancestamps  or #preciousremembranceshop on our instagram page.

Or share it on our Facebook page.:)

So glad you stop by! Thanks for joining me today.

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Weekend by: Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today combining two stamp sets and some of the new stickers and die cuts available in the shop.  I always look through my stamps and see what inspires me at the moment.  For this page, I began with my photos.  They’re of my girls about to ride our 4-wheeler, so I wanted to create a messy and somewhat muddy layout to showcase them.  I knew the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set would be perfect, so I chose that to use on my background.  I also used a sentiment from the New Day Stamp Set.  I incorporated some of the new Coffee Love Stickers and Journey Bits & Pieces on the page as well.  The pink in those helped me with my color scheme.  I didn’t use any patterned paper on this layout, and it was a lot of fun to just use stamps and embellishments along with watercolors and sprays.

I absolutely adore this scribble stamp.  It’s perfect for so many things, and it symbolizes mess and dirty for this page.  I used a thick smooth cardstock without any gesso.  I used some brown distress inks as well as some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some Shimmerz.  I thought adding some pink would add a feminine touch to the brown splotches.  My title is one of the stickers, and I simply adhered it to some cardstock and then cut it out so I could move it around.  I glued it to my photo and then machine stitched through it with gold thread.  A lot of the gold embellishments around the page are from my Crate Paper stash.

Here are a few of the fun stickers.  These are perfect for planners, but I like the challenge of making them work on a layout.  I used them as layers and smaller subtitles.  Here is where I used the New Day Stamp Set.  This quote was just right for these photos.

I really love how the pinks and browns look together.  I don’t normally go for browns, but the pictures suited it.  I used one of the camera die cuts here available in the Journey Bits & Pieces.  There are three different sizes of these cameras!  Again, the other embellishments are from various Crate Paper collections.

Here’s a closer look at the camera and the background stamping.  Stamping doesn’t always have to be front and center;  you can use them for subtle elements, too.  I did more machine stitching here to add more pops of shiny gold.

I hope this has inspired you in some way to create a fun layout using your stamps!  And be sure to check out the shop for all the new stickers and die cuts.  They’re very versatile and can be used in so many ways.  Also, be sure to check out my process video if you’d like to see how I created this page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sneak Peek! We’ve been Published! Yay!:)

The secret is out! Eeeeek!!!!

Hello stampers! Can somebody pinch me? I’m just soooo thrilled to let you know that we made it to Stamper’s Sampler Holiday edition for OCT/NOV/DEC 2017 issue! Yay!

It will be out soon on your favorite newsstands, and the entire magazine is amazing! Tons of ideas & talented people. I hope you can grab a copy!:)

Here’s a sneak peek of our projects using our stamps!

Thank you so much for your support & we are happy to share another fun journey with you!

Happy Stamping!

Dyane

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Scrapbooking Layout + Video Tutorial: Sisters Love! by Missy Whidden!

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using stamps from four different stamp sets.  I combined the Blossom Stamp Set, the Fall Colors Stamp Set, the Happy Art Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set on this page.  I began with the flower stamps from the Blossom set, some black Archival Ink and a scrap sheet of white cardstock.  I created several flowers and then added color to them using some Prima Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut them all out and arranged them around my photo as separate embellishments.  I used a light pink cardstock for the background and played off several shades of pink throughout the page.  I used a few random patterned papers as layers behind my photo and tucked the flowers in around it.  On the background, I added a bit of white gesso first and then I used a few stamps in a random way along with some gelatos.

Check out how awesome these flowers turned out!  They’re from the Blossom Stamp Set.  Cutting them out and using them as embellishments really creates some nice dimension.  It was really easy to color them in with the colored pencils.  You could do this with any type of mixed media products and any color scheme.

Here you can see the stamping on the background.  I used a messy grid stamp from the Fall Colors Stamp set, and I just held it in my hand instead of sticking it to a stamping block.  I was going for a bit of messy texture, and this stamp worked great.  I traced a big circle behind everything and machine stitched around it.  I also added some black tangled thread behind the photo and layers.  I embellished with a few Me & My Big Ideas stickers, and my title is from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection.

Here’s another look at the flowers.  I really love how they turned out.  There are stems with leaves in the Blossom Stamp set as well, so you could add those to the flowers and get a totally different look.

Down at the bottom I used the grid stamp again.  I also used some of the small open triangles from the Happy Art Stamp Set to create some subtle shapes on top of the big circle.  I used a pink Prima chalk ink for those.  I drew some lines and added my journaling down below everything.

I hope this inspires you to mix and match your stamps!  And don’t be afraid to use them in a different way.  It’s fun to get creative with them!  I hope you’ll check out my process video to see how I created this.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Paige’s World – Scrapbooking Layout // Guest DT- Missy Whidden! + Video Tutorial!

Hi stampers! Thank you all so much for joining us & letting us share our project ideas using our Date stamp set.  We hope that you got inspired and enjoyed every projects. As we continue sharing more creative ways in using our stamps, we  are very excited to introduce a very special & very talented guest designer who will inspire us more with a total of 3 amazing projects – today & in the next couple weeks.

Please welcome Missy Whidden with her first layout + video tutorial! Yay!:)

Hey there!  I’m Missy Whidden from sunny Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for 17 years, and we’ve been together since I was 18.  We have two beautiful little girls, Reese and Paige.  They are both autistic and nonverbal, so life around our house is never boring.  They keep things interesting and are usually the subjects of my scrapbooking.  I have been scrapbooking for over ten years now.  My mother-in-law got me started when I helped her make a scrapbook of my husband’s baby photos and I was instantly hooked.  My style has changed quite a bit from stickers, paper and deco scissors.  I  have gravitated toward mixed media, and I love using paints, watercolors, spray inks and gelatos on my projects.  I also love machine and hand stitching, incorporating die cuts from my Cameo and using bright and bold colors.  I guess you could call my style “organized chaos” since I love a messy and artsy look while still making sure every little detail is in place.  I’m so excited to be guest designing here this month!  Thank you so much for having me!

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I was immediately drawn to the scribble stamp from the Happy Art Stamp Set.  It reminds me of my youngest daughter, Paige.  She’s wild and crazy, and her personality is full of spunky rambunctiousness!  She has unruly wavy hair, and her life’s mission is to make huge messes.  I had to create a layout that fits her, so I created a photo strip of photos of her.  I wanted the look of messy scribbles coming out from behind the photos with lots of splotchy color.  I decided where the photos were going to go and then used black archival ink to stamp a bunch of the scribbles around that area.  I used plastic packaging and various spray inks to create some watercolor areas on the background.  I used some of the Amy Tangerine On a Whim collection for the rest of the design.

I absolutely love this stamp!  It’s so fun and messy, and it’s perfect for my style.  I incorporated a few other stamps on the layout as well.  I used this fun ink splatter from the Happy Art Stamp Set around the page a few times.  It’s the perfect splatter.  I added some more black ink splatters as well as some tangled thread peeking out from behind the photo.

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I added more of the ink splatter stamp on this side of the layout.  I added some fun die cuts around the page as well as this cute flair button.  I love adding tangled thread to my pages, and here I used a few colors.

I wanted to create a sub title, so I stamped this sentiment from the Happy Art Stamp Set and then fussy cut it. I wanted to lay the words out differently than they were on the actual stamp, so cutting each word out worked out great.  Plus, it said exactly what I wanted it to about my sweet girl!  For my main title, I hand drew the letters of her name on some of the Amy Tan papers and cut them out.  I traced around them with black pen to make them pop a little more.

I used even more stamps down at the bottom.  I created the date using the Date Stamp Set, which I love!  I also used the fun brush stroke stamp from the New Day Stamp Set, and I used a Heidi Swapp ink pad in Mustard for that.  I also used a fun sentiment from the Totally Stamp Set.  I love how versatile these stamps are!  I added another die cut here at the bottom and then machine stitched through it.

Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together.  I had a blast making it, and I hope it inspires you in some way!

Stay tuned for two more of my projects coming your way soon!  Have a great day!

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Stamped Backgrounds // Guest Designer Erica Thompson

Hey everyone I am back with another guest designer post using some fabulous Precious Remembrance Stamps! Today I will be using the Happy Art, Positive Thoughts and New Day Stamp Sets! I had so much fun with these stamps and created 3 fun cards to share with you today!
The first stamp set is the Happy Art stamp set

I started by spraying some of my Shimmerz paint onto my non stick mat and using my favorite stamp in the Happy Art stamp set and stamped it out on a white piece of cardstock that I will be using for my card front. Once I stamped it out in two different colors I added some splatters some black threads and then a few layers of pattern paper!

So fun and super quick to create some great cards!

I used this sticker from Bella Blvd. as my sentiment! Here is a look at the final card!
My next card I used the New Day stamp set and used the three circles to create a background! I used Versafine Black ink to stamp the images!


Next I added some black threads and then some fun pattern papers in my favorite colors!

I love these papers from Bella Blvd. Addison collection! The colors are so fun and look awesome with the black polka dot stamped background! Here is a look at the final card!

The last card uses the Positive Thoughts stamp set! I used the solid heart to create a pattern on the lower part of the card front!


I used more paper from the Addison collection from Bella Blvd and a piece of ephemera from the die cut pack!

I stamped out the word Hello from the Positive Thoughts stamp set on the ephemera piece and I think it looks adorable!

Here is a look at the final card!


Here are all three cards using the Precious Remembrance Stamps! I have had so much fun being guest designer! I hope have enjoyed my projects this month! Remember to stop by the Precious Remembrance shop to pick up these fabulous stamps and also their Facebook page! Have a great day!

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