Tuesday Ideas: Gold Blossom

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with one last clean & simple card idea for the new Blossom set!

This week, I used gold tinsel embossing powder on one of the blossoms in the set to give it a little sparkle and shine.  I used one of the circles in the New Day stamp set as a flower center, popping it up with a foam dot.  The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts set.  I used a stitched border die to dress things up a bit and added more dimension by popping up the entire main panel using foam dots.

This set has so many possibilities and I love that it works so well for clean and simple design!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Color with Spray!

Hello, everyone!  It’s time again for Tuesday Ideas using the newest Blossom stamp set!  I created another clean & simple card design to share with you.

I tend to forget I can use my shimmer sprays to color images, but remembered when planning today’s post!  I stamped one of the pretty blossoms in the set on white cardstock before spritzing it with purple and gold shimmer sprays.  After it dried, the image was fussy cut and a clear gemstone was added to the flower center.  I die cut the stitched circle and stamped the three words on it.  The flower was then attached to the circle using a foam dot.  The assembled piece was popped up on the card base using foam dots.  I’m thinking this card will go to one of my crafty friends!

I hope you’re having a great start to your summer!  I’m still adjusting to having four kids home all day, every day!

Until next time!  Happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Little Dimension

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas and this week, I’ve got another simple idea for you using the beautiful Blossom set!

Do you have some patterned paper stashed away somewhere?  This set is perfect for using it on the blossoms!  I stamped two simple flower images in black and then fussy cut & layered a paper pieced flower, popping it up with a foam dot on top of the other two blossoms.  A little dimension goes a long way on a clean & simple design!  This set really has endless possibilities when you use patterned paper to embellish the blossom images!

Until next time,

Happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Simple Blossoms

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  I’m here to share a simple, clean and simple design today using the new Blossom set.

Have you ever found yourself in love with a stamp set, but not sure you want to attempt coloring the images that it contains?  Why not use a little sparkle to simplify things?!  I simply stamped the flower and stem images in colors I liked and then filled in the flower petals with sparkle from a Wink of Stella brush marker.  Adding a simple clear gemstone to the center added just enough interest to this simple design and the fantastic sentiment is so appropriate for all the sparkle!  This is basically a one layer card with a simple gemstone added for an embellishment!

This stamp set has so many possibilities!  You can color, paper piece or simply add a little sparkle to the blossoms to create endless designs!

Until next time,

Happy stamping!

 

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Tuesday Ideas: Word Play

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa here today showing you more possibilities for your Precious Remembrance stamp sets!  I decided I’d play with words this time around since there are so many fantastic sentiment & font choices available in the Precious Remembrance collection!

I used a combination of stamp sets for this card.  The cute jar is from the Oh So Fun set and was stamped first.  I then filled the jar with the days of the week using the This Moment stamp set.  The larger sentiment was created by combining two separate words from the same set.  I stamped a single red heart from the Love Coupon stamp set in the bottom of the jar and applied some sparkle using a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The entire panel was then popped up using foam dots for a white on white design.

There really are endless possibilities when you start combining words within stamp sets!  Give it a try and you’ll find exciting new ways to use yours!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Last Minute Mini Valentines

Hello everyone!  It’s Melissa here today and I’m sharing some mini valentines to help you with those last minute preparations for Valentine’s Day!  We all know how the last few days leading up to a holiday can be!  I was trying to think of something to create that could easily be put in a lunchbox or slipped in with a gift and came up with these mini valentines!

I used the new Love Coupon stamp set to create this set of cards.  These are 3.5 x 5-inch cards and are perfect for gift giving or a simple token of love!  You could even use these throughout the year to surprise your loved ones with fun little messages!

For this one, I stamped a partial heart image along the bottom edge of the card in red and then added the simple LOVE sentiment off to the right.

This card uses the the ticket image which has been lightly sprayed with a yellow shimmer spray and decorated with a red pearl heart.  The finished ticket was then popped up with foam dots.

For this card, I stamped the coupon outline image first and the filled in the rectangle with a collage of one of the heart stamps in two slightly different colors.  I then stamped the bold sentiment in the middle of it all.

This last one may just be my favorite.  I just love the romantic font of the sentiment!  I replaced the “coupon” portion of the sentiment with “you” from one of the other sentiment stamps in the set.  I added a heart image right on top of the sentiment.

As you can see, there are so many different ways to use this set for sweet little valentines!  Stop back tomorrow as Rosemary will be sharing even more last minute Valentine’s Day ideas!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Super Simple Valentine

Hello everyone!  It sure feels like it’s been a while since I last posted here, but with the holidays and the beginning of a new year, time flies!

I wanted to share a very clean & simple valentine card with you today to get you started thinking about your valentine projects (if you haven’t already)!  This card was created with my hubby in mind.  We all know our men prefer simplicity and not a lot of extra fluff with most things in life.  I think this card might just fit the bill!  What do you think?

So many times, you can create an effective design using the simplest of elements!  I applied a touch of Crystal Effects to the heart and that little bit of shine added just the right amount of interest, eliminating the need to add a lot of embellishments!  It’s the little things with clean & simple design!  I used the new Love Coupon set to create this card.

I hope your February is starting out smoothly!  January always seems to be a catch up kind of month for me, but with February’s arrival, I finally begin to feel like things are slowing down and easing back to something more like normal!  Be sure and check out the newest releases (Love Coupon & This Moment) in the shop if you haven’t already!  They are perfect for both Valentine’s Day and scrapbooking projects you may have going!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Last Minute Holiday Card

Anyone that still has holiday cards to make, please raise your hand!  Christmas is just over a week away and it’s crunch time on our craft tables.  If you figure in the time it takes for mail to reach its recipient, that figures out to be less than a week to finish up those cards and get them ready to go to the post office!

I’m here today to show you a really quick, clean and simple card idea that takes only minutes to make!

Using the Joy stamp set, I stamped the wreath image and the JOY sentiment side by side on a panel of white cardstock.  I dressed up the wreath with some simple red gemstones and added a touch of sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The panel was then popped up, off center, using foam dots and I was done!  How’s that for a quick and easy, last minute holiday card?!

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Border Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another clean & simple idea using the newest stamp set, Joy!

Ever found yourself trying to find ways to make use of border stamps found in stamp sets?  I decided to try using them as the main attraction on a card!  I used three separate, but similar, border stamps to create this clean and simple design.  I stamped them parallel to each other on the main panel and then popped up the panel with foam dots.  Three gold star sequins were added for a little shine and interest.  How’s that for a simple holiday greeting?!

I hope you’re bravely facing the beginning of December!  It’s a bit hard to believe the new year will soon be here, isn’t it?  Enjoy the weeks ahead and remember to savor each day as 2014 comes to a close!

Until next time, happy crafting!

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Tuesday Ideas: Creating a Simple Holiday Star

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa here, back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!

How many of you have ever looked at a stamp set and wished you could figure out ways to use it other than the obvious?  I had a light bulb moment recently with the new Joy clear set & wanted to share it with you today!  It occurred to me that I could single out a portion of the larger image in the set to create a unique and fun holiday card!

Who knew trees could be used to create a holiday star?!  I stamped and fussy cut five tree images and arranged them to create a star, popping them up for dimension.  I added gemstones to give it a little sparkle.  The sentiment is also a portion of the larger image in the stamp set, also cut out and popped up with foam dots.  Such a simple holiday card, but that’s a good thing with days seeming shorter and schedules feeling fuller!

I wonder if some of you have already figured out other unique ways to use this stamp set?!  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time, keep taking these busy days one at a time!  The new year will be here before we know it!

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