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: A Beautiful Ride

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa returning with another Tuesday Ideas post!  Today, I’m highlighting the School Days stamp set one last time!

I had this idea come to me as I was looking through my stash of Precious Remembrance Shop stamps & saw the sentiment (New Day set)!  I went searching for the perfect paper to use for paper piecing!  Isn’t it great how the school bus in this set can quickly become any kind of bus you’d like it to be?!  I have so much patterned paper that this bus can take on whatever paint job it wants for months!  I used Stampendous Dots for the headlights this time as they are flat and shimmery pink in color.  I popped up the finished bus with foam dots to add a little dimension.

I hope autumn is treating you well!  Cooler days usually mean more time to stamp, right?!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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{create it wednesday} awesome…

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!  Rosemary here with my last post showcasing the new School Days stamp set.  But fear not… there are plenty more design team posts scheduled using this fun new set and something new coming really soon {wink}!   Today I went clean and simple for my card and used the primary colors of green, red and blue.

After die cutting a panel of white cardstock I stamped the three circle images from School Days using the red, green and blue inks and then punched them out.    Two of the sentiment from the set (I’m so proud of you! and You are awesome!) were stamped on white cardstock and die cut using a banner die.  All of the icons were arranged on the cardstock panel and then the banner adhered on top as shown.  Like I said… clean and simple!

Thanks for stopping by today…

 

Rosemary

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Tueday Ideas: Simply Thanks

Hello everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  Today, I thought I’d share a simple thank you card using the wonderful School Days set!

I don’t know how many times I’ve wished I had a stash of simple thank you cards on hand to quickly grab from!  This  design is so easy to reproduce that I’ll soon have a nice little supply of thank you cards ready and waiting to be used!  I stamped the fabulous, bold thanks first in black and then added the smaller sentiment below it with green ink.  To add a little interest, I placed three green gemstones along the left side of the larger sentiment.

Ready to quickly add some thank you cards to your card supply?  Try this design!  You can vary the color of the smaller sentiment and gemstones for a little variety!

Until next time, happy stamping!

 

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by today….

 

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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} thanks…

Hey PRS fans!!!  Happy Wednesday to you!!  Rosemary here with a fall thank you card that I made using School Days (just released!) and the lovely PRS set Fall Colors.   I just love the sketchy leaves and the sentiments in that set.  For my card I used the large “thanks” from School Days and the three leaves from Fall Colors.

I started by watercoloring three fall colors (red, yellow and light brown) on a piece of watercolor paper using my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolors.   After the piece was dry I stamped the leaves using a kraft colored ink and the “thanks” using a dark brown ink.   I then die cut the piece using a rectangle die that leaves a nice pierced edge around your piece.   A second larger rectangle was also die cut and some dark brown hemp twine was wrapped around that panel.  I adhered the “thanks” panel on top and then adhered the whole thing to a card base.  Some additional dark brown twine was tied around the wrapped string and the ends adhered to the card for a little finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today….

Rosemary

 

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Tuesday Ideas: Grounded

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!  A new school year has started and I’m loving the new School Days set so much!  I’m often in need of school themed cards throughout the school year and this set has so many possibilities!

Today, I’m sharing a clean & simple congratulations card.

I stamped the dashed outline image in black ink first, using it to ground the three circle images.  I’ve found simple border or background images work so well for grounding elements on a card design!  The three circle images were stamped in three different colors and cut out using a 1-inch circle punch.  Foam dots were used to attached them to the card base.

This could be used to congratulate a young student during the school year or as a graduation card!  I’m even thinking about making several of these and giving a set to a teacher as a gift this year.

I hope your summer is winding down smoothly and you’re beginning to ease into the idea of autumn!  I’m thinking a season change sounds rather nice right about now!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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{create it wednesday} so proud of you…

Hey PRS fans!!!   Rosemary here and I am super excited to be back on the PRS blog sharing a little card I created using the newly released School Days Stamp set.  I totally love this new set… oh wait… I totally love all the PRS stamp sets, lol!!  But this one will be perfect for creating teacher thank you notes and little cards to tuck into your kiddo’s lunch box.  My first project is a card that is perfect to give when your child accomplishes a school related goal or when they need a little “pick me up”.   And with the neutral tones it works well for a boy or a girl.

I started by die cutting some patterned paper using a little notebook die.  I stamped the 123/abc image on the grid patterned paper using grey ink and then added the sentiment using black ink.  The A+ image was stamped and punched out with a corresponding circle punch.   After layering up the two notebook “pages” with a strip of patterned paper I added the little A+ image.  Super simple, but rather cute don’t you think???

Thank for stopping by today…

Rosemary

 

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