Friday, February 28, 2014

Mini Tags by PPRS

Have you ever wondered what to do with the Scalloped Circle and Scalloped Oval Clear Sets?  One day I sat down and made a bunch of these cute little tags.  Using a variety of sets along with mini stamps and the matching Scalloped Circle Die and Scalloped Oval Die I made these:
When I wanted to add color behind the decorative shapes, I used the new Scalloped Oval nesting dies and Scalloped Circle Nesting dies to create a colorful piece.  Now I have all these cute starters...What can I do with these?
Now I can add these mini embellishments to a card that I want to make.  Here I used the mini Snowman with the Scalloped Circle die.  Next I added some extra flowers, foliage and the Frosty advertisement to complete the card.  So grab a set of these fun stamps, create a bunch of minis and your on your way to making some cute cards with a "little" help!  Tomorrow I will show how you can take these pre-made pieces and make cards...Fast!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Just Ducky!

I am in the mood for Spring and nothing says "Spring" like this duck, Bonnie.  Bonnie is a new release stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  Just add some springy flowers from PPRS, leaf flourishes, a lacy border die, Candi and some bright paper...and now you have Spring!!  Check out the PPRS blog for more bright and cheery designs!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Things that Flutter!

Today I am again following the Dreamweaver February challenge.  What are things that flutter?  Birds, Hearts, I decided to use some of each!  First I used the Ruffled Heart stencil.  I embossed the heart with my cuttlebug and the Rubber Mat.  I left my stencil over the paper and used a large stencil brush and pink pigment ink to color the heart.  I removed the stencil and placed the birds and blossoms stencil over the heart.  I got out my old Light Box and a styllis to dry emboss the bird and the flowering branches.  I then left the stencil over the  image and colored the bird, flowers and leaves with pigment ink.  I also used the Picasso stencil shield to color only what I wanted colored.  I cut out the leafy branch with the new Dreamweaver die used only the part of the cut out to decorate my card.  See more beautiful creations the will be sure to set your heart a flutter!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hopping out to Say...

Today I am using this new cute little bunny from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  Here I used Nibbles in to very different ways.  The first card is more soft with the grey and green hues.  I also used these new nesting dies for the background.  These fit perfectly with the Scalloped Circle die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. This second card has more is more fun and bold with the primary colors.  I love the flowers from Prickley Pear that add just the right accent to a card.  These flowers can be colored any way you like or you can stamp on some patterned paper for another fun look.  Now hop on over to the PPRS blog for more fun ideas!

Monday, February 10, 2014


 I love this simply adorable Penelope cat!  This is a new Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp image.  I stamped her on white card stock and cut her out with the shape die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I then used the fence, grass and flower dies also from Cheery Lynn as accents for the card.  Finally, I finished it with the PPRS Sentiment and some Candi.
On this second card I made Penelope into a Christmas Cat!  Each time I look at this card, it makes me smile.  I used the branches die that comes with the flowers that I used in the first class to make reindeer antlers.  Then because she looks like she is caroling, I add the Fa La La La La onto a banner.  Then I added the holly sprig from Cheery Lynn and the Poinsettias that I cut out with the Poinsettia Leaf Die from Prickley Pear.  Today is Monday, so there is lots more inspiration to be found from our talented Design Team on the PPRS blog!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February Flutters

Are you ready for the new Dreamweaver challenge for the month of February?  It will be a short month of post for the Design Team, but we're pretty excited to share with you our versions of "February Flutters", meaning anything that flutters.  Hearts that flutter, wings that flutter, breezes, sails, etc. So come along for the ride and link your own "flutterings" to the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice.  Meanwhile here is my "fluttering" for this week:

Who doesn't love the flutter of butterflies?  Today I am using the Butterfly stencil that I first dry embossed.  Then I used Purple VersaMark Pigment Ink over the design with the stencil still over the paper.  Then I removed the stencil and pinched UTEE clear powder over some of the inked image.  Once the UTEE is heated, apply a second layer over the image with the stencil back in place.  This second application was done with a Navy Blue Pigment ink.  Apply the entire image with regular clear embossing powder.  For the background I used the new Floral with Dots stencil.  I lightly spritzed the cream card stock with alcohol then I embossed it through the Cuttlebug machine with the Rubber Embossing Mat.  Finally, I used the vertical Friend stencils which I just colored with the matching pigment ink and created a banner!
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Monday, February 3, 2014


This is one of my new favorite stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  Penny is simply adorable.  I stamped her on white card stock, then colored her with Copic Markers.  The first image I cut out, then used removable scotch tape around the edges and inked the paper with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The second image, I fussy cut Penny out and popped her up over the card.  Check out more beautiful cards on the PPRS blog!