Inspire Me Friday – {happy halloween}

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a great week!  I’m popping in today with a fun little Halloween card that I made using four different (yep… four!) Precious Remembrance Shop stamp sets!   The four sets are Beware (currently on sale for $7.99!), Fall Colors, Positive Thoughts and New Day.

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As I thought about what I was going to make for this week’s post I went through all of my PRS stamp sets.  I knew I was going to use the Beware set, but wanted to mix things up a bit and when I saw the Positive Thoughts set I thought the circles image would work perfectly with the icon images from the Beware set.  So I started playing around with those two sets and working out my layout.   As I worked on the design I threw in the dots images from the New Day set and really liked what I saw.  I pulled out traditional fall/Halloween colors and got to work putting together my final design.   Once all the stamping was done I decided that the card needed just a little bit more so I added in the little splatter images from the Fall Colors set using Delicata Celestial Copper ink.  You can’t tell it is copper in the photo, but it looks really pretty in real life.    The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Halloween/spooky so I’m going to add this to their gallery.   And make sure you come back to the blog tomorrow as there will be a fun hop going on to celebrate the release of a new Precious RemembranceShop stamp set!  YAY!!

Have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigrl


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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!

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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.

GG Creations

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Project Thursday ~ DIY Mini Halloween Candy Bags

Hello everyone… Helen is here for a Project Thursday. Today, I have some easy-to-make DIY Mini Halloween Candy Bags to share with you all.

I am using the Beware Stamp Set on this project. It is a fun Halloween themed stamp set for sure!

There is a little girl image in this stamp set and I thought it will be a cute one to use as to embellish these bags.

I stamped the circle image on an orange cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne – Black Ink Pad and then I used my 1″ circle punch to cut out the circles.

I made the paper medallions using halloween scrapbook papers that I cut into 1 1/4″ x 12″ paper strips. Then I scored each of them at every 1/4″, folded, and glued each circle on top of the medallion using strong adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment on a grey cardstock using the same ink pad, trimmed them, and then added on the medallions with strong adhesive glue.

To make the mini bags, it is easy. I used 8 1/5″ x 11″ Black Cardstock that I cut it out into 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, so you’ll get 2 bags from this size of cardstock.

I put the cardstock on score board with 5 1/2″ at the top, then I scored it at 1 1/2″ and 4″. And then I twisted it and scored at 1/4″ for the bottom flap.

Using my micro-tip scissors, I cut off the bottom of the 2 sides and leave the middle one as the bottom flap.

After that I folded the two side flaps and glued them together with strong adhesive glue. And then I closed the bottom flap and glued it with the same glue.

I added each medallions on top of the mini bag using the strong adhesive glue. If you do not have any strong adhesive glue, glue gun works well for this project, too.

This mini bag holds a pack of mini M & M’s, Marties Candy, and Dots Candy. Any small individual wrapped candies will fit in them, I would say 3 candies in each bag.

I hope this project can give you some more ideas for your Halloween party.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Inspire Me Friday – {open if you dare}

Happy last Friday in September everyone!  Rosemary here with a treat bag that I made using the fun Precious Remembrance Shop Beware stamp set.   I must admit that I was inspired to make my treat bag when I saw my teammate Lisa’s super cute little treat box!

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I started with a black treat bag that I had in my stash and created a spider web on it using a spider web doily and Prima Color Bloom Pearl White spray mist.   Before actually spraying the bag I folded down the top of bag.   I created the medallion using a die I have for that purpose and some patterned paper from a My Mind’s Eye Halloween paper pad.   I die cut a piece of coordinating paper with a scalloped circle die.  I used some glue to adhere the medallion to a circle of cardstock and then adhered the scalloped circle to the front.   I stamped the image from the Beware set in orange ink, die cut it with a circle die and then adhered it to the scalloped circle.   The cat and two bats were die cut from glitter cardstock and then adhered to the medallion and the bag as shown.  I stamped the two sentiments on some coordinating paper, trimmed them out and adhered them to the back.    The final touch was to adhered the medallion to the top of the bag.

Have a wonderful day!

Hey There… rosigrl


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{create it wednesday} eeek!!

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!!   I popping in today with a spooky little card that combines two older Precious Remembrance Shop sets (Fall Colors and Beware) with the newly released School Days set.   I love paper piecing the school bus and this time I turned it into a spooky one.

I stamped the bus on some patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Happy Hauntings 6×6 pad and then trimmed out the entire bus, as well as the windows on the bus.  The little zombie doll image, as well as the spider web image from Beware was stamped on some additional paper, trimmed out and then adhered in the open windows.   For my little scene I created “trees” using one of leaves from the Fall Colors set.  I inked up the leaf using grey ink, wiped some of the ink off and then stamped.   The “moon” was created using the “October 31st” image from Beware and stamped in yellow.   The “eeeks” were added by inking up another image from Beware, wiping off the parts that weren’t needed and then stamping.   I added a hazy/foggy look by inking up the cardstock with some Ranger Pumice Stone Distress ink and Memento London Fog ink.   Finished off the card by adhering my spooky bus with foam dimensionals.

hey there… rosigrl

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Tuesday Ideas: Spook Bus

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  This week, I thought I’d use the School Days set to create a mini Halloween card.  It’s always fun to stick a little note in with Halloween treats and this little 2.5 x 3.5 card will be perfect for that!

I used a black marker to ink all but the ‘School’ sign on the bus.  I wanted to replace the sign with a Halloween themed one!  I grounded the bus & framed the sentiment using the border stamp in the School Days set.  I used the ‘Beware’ sentiment from the Beware stamp set to transition the school bus into a spo0ky bus.  The little spider is from a portion of one of the circle images in the same set.

Have you started on your Halloween cards & gifts yet?  Next week, October arrives and then it won’t be long before little ghosts & goblins are knocking on doors asking for sweet treats!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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{Create It Wednesday} Sip… if you dare!

Hello PRS fans!!  Rosemary here with my last {Create It Wednesday} post using the Beware set.  I don’t know about you, but I have had loads of fun making different projects using this versatile little set.   The project I’m sharing today is actually the first one I made when I received the set, but saved it until the last!   A friend gave me some Halloween related goodies one day and one of the items was a pack of black and white straws.  When my Beware set arrived in the mail I just knew I had to create something for those straws.  This is the results:

I die cut some patterned paper from the October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper pad using a Spellbinders lacey circles die to create my rosettes.  (Each rosette takes two die cut circles to create.  If you are interested in how I made the rosettes, just let me know and I can do a tutorial on my blog.)  Once I had my rosettes created I stamped the icons using orange and purple inks, punched them out and then adhered them to the rosettes.    I used my hot glue gun to adhere the finished rosettes to straw to give them a bit strong attachment.   Here is a close up of the rosettes.

I love how they turned out and as you can see from the first picture, they go perfectly with the little wrapped treats that I created for my previous {Create it Wednesday} post.    Thanks for stopping by… and Happy Halloween!!

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Tuesday Ideas

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  I hope your October is going well for you and you’re feeling like you’re almost ready for Halloween!  I’ve been working on a few clean & simple Halloween cards and thought I’d share a couple of them today!  Both were created using the new Beware stamp set.

For this card, I used a die cut to create a simple country scene and, after stamping the sentiment, popped it up on top of a black panel of cardstock.  The moon was stamped using the Spooky circle image in the stamp set and a 1-inch circle punch was used to cut it out.  Using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker, a thin layer of sparkle was applied to the moon.  Once dry, the moon was popped up using a foam dot.  The entire main panel was also popped up using foam dots.

For my second card, I created a simple, one layer design.  Using the dotted border image in the stamp set, I stamped the left three lines of dots.  Then, the dated circle was stamped in black and a little orange ink was sponged onto the words.  Finally, the three lines of dots on the right were stamped.

A classic black and white color scheme provides endless possibilities when designing a card, especially if you use a small pop of color (as seen in the second card)!  When I think of Halloween, I automatically think of black, orange, green and purple!  What colors do you think of when making Halloween projects?

The circles in the Beware set can be used for so many different things!  I used one for the moon in the first card & Halloween themed lollipops in this post!  What other creative uses can you think of for these cute images?

Beware Stamp Set

The border stamps in this particular set offer lots of options.  You can create your own borders, frames or use them as random lines in your designs!

Until next time, have fun finishing up your Halloween projects!

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{Create It Wednesday} Spooky Treats!

Hello PRS fans!!  Rosemary here to share a fun little treat wrap that I made using the newly release PRS set “Beware“.     These little wrap are so easy to create using multiple stamps from the set.  To make the wrap you will need a sheet of Avery (or other similar brand) #5260 mailing labels, some inks of choice and your stamps.  This label size is perfect for wrapping around a Hershey’s Nugget candy.

I started by stamping the “trick or treat” line image along each long side of the label using black ink. ( Note:  when making the wraps do one column of labels at a time and make sure to not stamp on to the labels in the adjoining column.)  I then stamped one of the little washi tape images on either end of the label using orange, green and purple inks.  The center was left unstamped because that will be covered up.  Below is a photo of a completed label.   Stamping the labels can get a bit messy so don’t be surprised to find ink all over your fingers and hands!   The icons were stamped using the orange, green and purple inks, punched out, Glossy Accents applied and allowed to dry.   I wrapped  each candy with a label and then added the little icon.  And there you have it.  A fun little treat for Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by…

hey there… rosigrl 

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