{Create It Wednesday}… happy thanksgiving

Hello PRS fans!!!   Fall is definitely on its way.  As I walk my little guy to school in the morning I’m noticing that the leaves are slowly starting to change colors.  I have a little project to share today that features some handmade falling leaves using the Fall Colors stamp set.

Mini bags still seem to be rather popular and I purchased some quite awhile ago.  I haven’t used them a lot, but found that they were perfect for creating some little Thanksgiving bags.  I can tuck a gift card or some candy treats inside and give them to my kiddos and nieces this Thanksgiving.  I started by inking up the little bags using some Ranger Old Paper distress ink.  I then added stamped the bags with the grid image from Fall Colors using some red/brown ink.  Bits of coordinating washi tape were adhered and then the sentiment “happy thanksgiving” was stamped at the bottom of the bag.  I stamped the sentiment multiple times without reinking to get that shadowy effect.  The leaves were inked with sunflower and rust inks, stamped on some thin cardstock that had printing on it and trimmed out.  I crinkled up the leaves and then inked them with burgundy ink.  Finished off the little bags with some burlap twine.

I hope you enjoy my little project and thanks for stopping by…

hey there… rosigrl 

 

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Inspire Me Friday {December 25th}

Hi everyone! I hope your Octobers are going well. It’s still a bit warm where I live, so it doesn’t feel like fall has crept up on us just yet, but I’m definitely getting myself in the mood for the holiday season by crafting!

I’ve been having a ton of fun with the Christmas Stamp Set since it features so many adorable holiday sentiments. For the card above, I created a “snow drift” by cutting out a strip of curved paper and using it as a stencil. I then got a white ink pad and gently rubbed it against the stencil. I added some glitter for a little extra sparkle. I used Papertrey Ink’s Winter Penguin Stamp Set and coordinating dies to create the adorable penguin. As a finishing touch, I added some red and white gingham ribbon to the top.

As for the sentiment, it was a little difficult to choose which of the sentiments I wanted to go with. You really can’t go wrong with any of them! I embossed the “December 25th” sentiment in white Zing embossing powder. I hope you like the finished product!

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Inspire Me Friday {Wedding Card}

Happy Friday, everyone! A friend of my family is getting married tomorrow and I thought the Calendar Stamp Set would be the perfect tool to personalize a wedding card. I started off with a dark blue card base and stamped a panel of cream colored cardstock with flowers from the Papertrey Ink (PTI) Pretty Peonies stamp set.

I then stamped and embossed a small die-cut panel with the “new couple” sentiment, which is from the PTI Beautiful Butterflies stamp set. Underneath this sentiment, I stamped the couple’s wedding date. Blue ribbon and a couple of buttons pull this card together!

I also decorated the inside of card with a few flowers and the date stamp again. I hope I’ve inspired you to look for ways to add personalization to your projects by means of adding a date. The Calendar Stamp Set is perfect for this and I’m so glad I have it to use for future weddings, birthdays and graduations!

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Inspire Me Friday {Halloween Card}

Happy Friday, everyone! Since autumn is quickly approaching, I decided to make a Halloween-themed card and put my beloved Calendar Stamp Set to use! I started off by adhering panels of polka-dotted scrap booking paper to my card base and covering the seams with orange rikrak.

I used a Spellbinders Labels 8 die to die cut the kraft panel and used the die from the Papertrey Ink Little Princess set to die-cut the “haunted” castle. I used the PTI Holiday Button Bits stamp set to stamp to stamp the bat wings, which are actually mistletoe leaves! I added a pair of hole-punch eyes and my bat was complete!

I stamped a mini tag with the October 31st date and strung it with some twine and a button as a finishing touch. I hope I’ve inspired you to embrace our upcoming autumn by creating some seasonal craft projects of your own!

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Inspire Me Friday {Just a Note}

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another Inspire Me Friday Project using the calendar stamp set! Since we do have a little bit of summer left, I thought that a card featuring yellow would be perfect. I’m still getting plenty of sunshine here in California!

I began with a light blue A2 card base, which I cut and scored to size. I then stamped a white panel with a hexagon design from the Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie stamp set. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a strip using the Papertrey Ink Filigree Border Die, and finished off the design with a strip of ribbon and a flower embellishment by American Crafts. I used a rainbow striped piece of scrapbook paper for the filigree die-cut, and I love how the colors mimic my hexagon pattern!

Last but not least, I added the adorable “just a note” sentiment from the calendar stamp set. I love the casual font that looks like handwriting. I think it fits this card just perfectly! Happy crafting, everyone!

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Inspire Me Friday {Smile}

For this week’s project, I chose do create one of my favorite things: gift tags! The Positive Thoughts Stamp Set works perfectly with the whimsical pink and white color scheme I chose, and I love how the typography resembles handwriting.

I started off by die-cutting the tag base using Papertrey Ink’s Tag Sale #3 die. I’ve used this die countless times and find it to be the perfect size and shape, plus, the embossed border adds an elegant touch. I added a We R Memory Keepers eyelet (great quality eyelets and very easy to set) to the top of each tag and strung about 6 inches of grosgrain ribbon through.

Now, for the actual scrapping and stamping! I started off looking through my scrap pile and picked out some papers that I had left over from another project. All the paper used is from the My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair 6 x 6 paper pad. I punched out some circles and did a bit of machine stitching to create the background. At this point, I knew I wanted to stick with reds, pinks and corals for my color scheme, but I had no idea what type of embellishments to add! I spotted some floral embellishments by Sassafras in my craft drawer that I had been holding onto for a while. Please tell me I’m not the only one who “saves” embellishments, and then feels guilty for not using them. Well, I’m really glad I put these to use!

The Positive Thoughts stamp set worked incredibly well with this project. The sentiments are inspiring yet lighthearted, which works well with the muted pink colors and floral embellishments. I used Papertrey Ink’s Double Ended Banner Die to create the banner strips that I used for two of the sentiments. The final result is a set of layered, three-dimensional tags which I think these would be great to package a spring or summer birthday gift. Also, they look a bit like Valentines and if I don’t find a way to put them to use anytime soon, these tags will be making a reappearance in February!

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