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!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mushroom Lane

I love these charming Mushrooms...new to Riley and Company.  They are so fun to color with Copic Markers!  These stamps have so many adorable little details with each of the different structures.  Here I am using the Polkadot House and the Post Office

 I stamped extra flowers from this stamp to use as extra accents on the card.  I fould this purple paper in my stash of scraps that included Garden Words that fit perfectly with the Mushroom House.
With this Post Office, I used some brown Decorator paper to make a little dirt mound for the image to sit on.  Then I used some strips of paper for banners and punched 3/8" circles that I formed with my flower shaping tool to create "Candi" to match the background.  Finally, I used some small cut out letters to make the HELLO greeting.  These are so fun to color with Copics!  They are whimsical, allowing you to be creative with color choices.  Hope you are having a great week!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Have a very Smurfy Day!

It's Friday and the final day of the new release week!  Isn't this just a flash from the past?? Do you remember the smurfs?  When I saw this litte gnome, I thought...Papa Smurf!! So I made a little scene from Smurfville on this card using the new Gnome Homes clear stamp set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.


Don't forget that Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is offering free shipping on orders over $25.  Just type in FREESHIP into the coupon bar!  There are more card ideas on the PPRS blog...so check them out! We hope that you enjoyed this week and were inspired!  Be sure to like us on Facebook.  Also...we love to hear your feedback!