Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween is Coming!

Here are two adorable Halloween Riley images.  Of course when you pair them with the perfectly fitting Funny Bones sayings...They are more than a little adorable!
 With the Standing Witch Riley, I inked the top part of the saying on a retangular paper.  Then I used the Distress Stain and with the Dauber top, I smashed it to the paper to create the splatter blob.  This was an idea I got from my extreemly creative friend, Michelle! Finally, I used Distress ink and the ScorBuddy with the ScorPal to finish the background piece.  The rest of the saying I then stamped onto a strip of white card stock.  Then I used Removeable tape with distress ink to create the banner.
This Holding Pumpkin Riley is fun to pair with the I love Halloween sentiment.  Using background paper with candy, it fits the Treat or Treat theme too!  Hope you enjoyed some of the Halloween inspiration today.  Be sure to see more great ideas on the Riley blog!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Riley Class 2

Don't you think Riley is the most adorable moose ever??  Pair her up with these Funny Bone Sayings and you have the funniest cards!  Join us for the Riley class we are having at The Stamp Shoppe on Saturday, October 8th. Here are samples of two of the cards we will be making...
 This first card uses the Balloons Riley on a mini wobble that is popped up over the Funny Bones Birthday greeting.  Using the tree frame from Impression Obsession and the grassy border die from Cheery Lynn to finish it off!
This second card used Diet Riley on a flip card.  These flip cards are so easy when you use the Sizzix Flip-Its dies.  Then I used the Lawn Fawn stitched frame die to create a shaker card. with a peek-a-boo window that reveals the No Sprinkles saying inside.  Join us for this fun class!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Desk Calendars

Using the Mushroom Lane Stamps from Riley and Company, I created these Desk Calendars.  I thought they would be great for teacher gifts, or gift for someone when you would like to get them "a little something".  I used the Sizzix Stand-Ups dies to create the calendar stand.  Then I added papers and die elements to create the scene. After decorating the stand, I popped up the Mushroom House as the main image, then added the calendar to the base.
 Here, I added along with the cut out mushroom house, a cute little fox from Taylored Expressions.  Then for some extra dimension, I add some small dragonflies from Impression Obession.
 Finally, I used the same image to make a matching card to go with the little gift.
You can find more of these adorable Mushroom houses at Riley and Company.  They are fun to color with Copic Markers and have a cute, whimsical feel to these projects.  All products can be found at The Stamp Shoppe, in Weston, Wisconsin.  Come in and see us soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Yummy Cupcakes!

Today I am using the Cupcake set from Prickley Pear!  These are so much fun to work with because you can mix and match the different tops with the different cake bottoms!  Then you can make vanilla, chocolate, whipped cream...different frosting...to make delicious treats! Here are a few cards to whet your appetite!

If you like these cards, we are offering a class at The Stamp Shoppe on October 6th, that includes these and one more! Also check out the PPRS blog for more card ideas from the design team!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tropical Riley

Today I am using two Riley Stamps that have a more tropical theme along with two new release funny bones stamps!
 Here I stamped the Be a Pineapple sentiment and cut it apart to place Carmen Miranda between them.  I used a scrap of paper that I cut a scallop circle out of.  Laying it over decorative paper, then adding a piece of pink cardstock make a background for Riley.  Then to finish it off with some pearls I made with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
Here is another funny saying that was just released this month!  This Hula Sophie was perfect with this sentiment!  I stamped her on white cardstock and mounted it onto some blue paper.  Then I placed a wobbles behind the image to create motion.  Just add some palm fronds from Cheery Lynn and die cut poinsettia flowers from Prickley Pear with some Candi and it completes the card. Be sure to check out the Riley blog for more fantastic cards!

Monday, August 29, 2016

I love coffee!

This is one of my favorite sizzix dies.  It's the gift card Flip it Die. I like to decorate the front of the card and when you open it up...it flips over to show the gift card.  Wouldn't it be great to add a Starbuck's Gift Card with this adorable Riley image?  There are some many funny coffee sayings from the Funny Bones collection that would work with this as well!  Come in to The Stamp Shoppe and see our great Collection of Riley images!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gray Skies...

Today I am showcasing the Umbrella Clear set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This set along with the matching dies are so much fun to work it...and the possibilites are endless!

 Once I cut out the umbrella from white cardstock, I used the negative over this decorative paper with the umbrella sections to create a fun look.  These adorable little ducks are included in the set.  These ducks would also be cute for a "Ducks in a Row" card.
Using the Umbrella sections, I popped them up over the cut out umbrella.  Then using the matching flower clusters, also included in the set, as added decoration to the card. Check out the PPRS blog today to see more lovely samples from the talented Design Team!  All the new Clear Stamps are in the store now!