Monday, January 27, 2014

PPRS Blog Hop Day #3

Welcome to Day Three of our Spring Release Hop!  We hope you have enjoyed all cards and projects we have shared with you...

Here are two cards made with the Cally Lilies stamp from Prickley Pear:

Calla Lilies are one of my favorite flowers.  I had them for my wedding and each time that I see them, I remember that special day! I love this Cally Lily stamp.  It is the perfect size and so quick and easy to color too.  For the first card, I used the new Flourished Oval Die to cut out the image.  For the second card, I fussy cut around the flowers and popped them up over the fancy doily that I cut out with a Cheery Lynn Die.  It's fun to make very different looking cards using the very same stamp.  

If you are just joining the hop, you may want to start at the beginning with the PPRS blog.
Otherwise, to continue the hop, hop on over to Tracie's blog to see more...

Don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win great prizes that include product from this new release! 

 The winners will be selected on Sunday, February 2 and the winners will be announced on the PPRS blog on Monday! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Upcoming classes!

Love is the Air class on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:30

 The first three cards feature stamps from Endless Creations
 This card uses the heart branch from Prickley Pear with a Distress Ink Background Technique.
This card uses the heart border stamp from Memory Box and the Bow Die from Cheery Lynn Dies.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 Penny is coming from Susan Louise to teach two classes.  The first class is at 10:30 and the cards below are samples of what will be made in the class.

The second class will be at 2:30 and will be using her flowers and bird designs.  Space is limited, so call today to reserve your spot, 715-355-6735.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

PPRS Blog Hop Day #1

Welcome to our Spring Release Blog Hop. You may have come from the PPRS blog!  We have lots of fun stuff to show you, inspiration...and some awesome prizes!
Here are two of my creations:

 I am using the new Daisies in Boot stamp.  This is such a gorgeous stamp and can be used in so many ways! These stamps will be available soon!  Now hop on over to Angela's blog for more peeks at what is new!

Also don't forget to leave some comments along the way for you chance to win prizes. Prickley Pear is giving away two prizes, valued at $75 each.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance to win!  We love to hear what you like about the release and what you enjoyed about our creations.  Now here is a peek at what you could win:
Be sure to join our hop for the next two days for more inspiration and chances to win!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Distress Ink Tutorial

Today I am doing a tutorial with Distress Inks on the new Ranger Specialty Stamping paper!
Here is what the finished product looks like:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Birds on a Wire

I am using the Birds on a wire stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I stamped the image in black, then added some clouds to the background.  Once I cut out around the image, I matted it onto purple card stock.  The die that I layered this on was the Timeless Rectangle from Spellbinder.  The background paper was from Memory Box  Then I used the Scor-Buddy to add the embossed lines around the edges of the decorative piece.  Lightly sanding the lines make them more visible.  Finally I cut out the Poinsettias and leaves, then stamped the matching images over the cut pieces.  These embellishments were colored with Copic Markers.  Now hop on over to the PPRS blog for more inspiration!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Letterpress Technique

Today I am using the Letterpress technique for the background of this card.  I used the new tile background.  I love this stencil because has so many fun uses.  First of all I sprayed the stencil with Merlot Memories Mists spray.  Then I placed a thin paper towel on my A plate of my Cuttlebug.  I laid the sprayed stencil onto the towel, then white card stock over the stencil.  Place a embossing rubber mat over the paper, then lay the two B plates over the top.  Once you run this through the Cuttlebug, you can remove the paper and you will have an embossed background with the ink in the grooves.  Next I placed another piece of white card stock into a box and laid the clean stencil over the paper.  Then I sprayed the mist over the paper, keeping the spray about 12 inches away from the paper and sprayed 3 - 4 times.  Remove the stencil and you now have a negative image.  I lined up the images, then I trimmed down the pieces to size.  I used the black matte paste to emboss the Thank You sentiment.  Once the paste was dry, I used the Plum Royale F/X powder to add the metallic color.
See more Clean and Simple creations using Dreamweaver Stencils and Accessories:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Class

 Saturday, January 25, 2014, we are having a class using the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.  Beth Wagner from Endless Creations is coming to The Stamp Shoppe to teach this creative card creations class!  She will be demonstrating how to use a tool that was created to make envelopes, but can also make some incredible party favors, gift card holders and cards.   The class will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 25.  Sign up today!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Frosty the Snowman

I love this little Frosty!  Isn't he just adorable.  Today I used him on two different cards.  The first was using more the pastel colors and the second uses more primary colors.  For accents on the card above, I also used the Snowflake corner folder from Darice and the Snowflake die behind the sentiment from PPRS.
All the Dies used on this card were from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Then I used the Vintage Candi on the card for a little more pizzazz.  The frame around the snowman was made using removable Scotch Tape and Distress Ink.  This is fun to do to add some dimension to the paper.  Check out more Winter creations on the PPRS blog!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dreamweaver CAS Cards

 This technique is the Molten Image with F/X powders and Pearlescent Paste.
 Above I am using the Double Stencil Technique.  Below, I am using the Letterpress Technique.
Here are three cards, with three different Clean and Simple techniques.  I love this new butterfly stencil from Dreamweavers.  The possibilities are endless.  This butterfly was designed for Zentangle, but I love all the techniques that work with this.  We will be making these three cards in my new CAS Dreamweaver class starting Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30.  If you are interested, give us a call or email us!  We will be getting some of this new release in the store soon!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Card Starters Class

We are offering a new class at The Stamp Shoppe.  I am using what I like to call "card starters".  These are pre-printed images and pre-cut.  All you need to do is punch them out and make a card.  How easy is that.  Here are some samples of what we are doing in the class.
There are six images in the package.  You will make four cards in the class and have two to take home to make more cards!  This class is next Thursday night, January 16 at 5:30.  Hope you can join us!

New Designs by Dreamweaver Stencils

Dreamweaver Stencils has done it again with beautiful new designs!
Today I am using two of the new images using this month's theme of Keeping it Simple.

 This first card I made is using the Sailboat, which I used the Matte white stencil paste.  For the waves, I added a bit more paste to the waves to give them some added dimension.  Then once the paste was dry, I add some color with the Splendor Ink Pad.  Now you have it a CAS masculine card!

Here I used the new Swirly Heart Stencil.  I pasted it with Pearlescent Paste on white card stock.  Then I used the Thank you stencil with the Pearlescent paste too.  When I popped up the sentiment, I placed it so the Y matched up with the swirl of the hearts.  Finally I added some score lines around the white paper, then layered onto a light pink card stock.  This makes beautiful, yet quick Thank You cards for the Bride and Groom.

There are many great stencils in this release and the possibilities are endless!  Be sure to check out the other beautiful creations and various techniques used by the Design Team!

Pam Hornschu
Cherylynn Moser

Also...check out the new Dies!