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 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 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 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!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Now onto day Four!!
 Today I am showcasing this Ice Cream Clear Set from Prickley Pear.  This is so versatile and so fun to use!!

Here I made an ice cream sundae/float boat.  Add some strawberry, vanilla, mint and chocolate with some whipped cream and a cherry on top!  Life IS happier with ice cream!

If you prefer a cone, just add as many scoops as you want with as many flavors as you want...YUM!  This reminds us of Briq's...the place to be in the summer here in Weston, Wisconsin.  This is the place of the 1# cone!
Then with summer winding down, Fall is just around the corner.  Make these scoops into a carmel apple (also a Briq specialty).  Add some Crystal Lacquor on top and it looks so gooey, tasty and Carmelly good!!  I love, love, love these new clear stamps from PPRS.  Be sure to check out their blog and the blogs of the design team...Lots of great cards!  Prickley Stamp Sets will be in The Stamp Shoppe soon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Meet Burt the Cat and Friends!

Welcome to day of the Riley and Company release week!  Did you know that they have more than just that cute Moose?  Although he is loveable, they also have these Burt the cat stamps that are full of spunk and attitude. 

Here is the cat in the graveyard, just perfect for Halloween...which is right around the corner.

This little guy is a hoot and works great with the snarky sayings that you find in their Funny Bones collection.  Be sure to check out the incredible samples that will feature this kitty in a variety of different situations.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and leave us some love if you like what you see! 
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Prickley Pear is Back!

Prickley Pear is back and is under new ownership!  This week we will be featuring some stamp sets that are new and just released.  Whether you celebrate the Day of the Dead or Halloween, this new Skull set will help you make the perfect card. These sets have matching dies to make it east to cut and pop onto your project.  Be sure to check out the PPRS blog to see other great ideas for this set as well as all the new clear sets that have just been released!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Riley and Company Release!


This is the week you've been waiting for! The new Riley and Company/Funny Bones stamp release is this week.  Be sure to check out the fabulous cards that the Design Team has been creating for you!  Here is Floating Riley that I am using today.  There are so many funny sayings that are perfect for this image.  I chose the one about Retirement for this card.  Retirement sayings are hard to find and these hilarious sayings are great for the occasion. New cards of inspiration will be shown all be sure to check back every day!

This week Riley and Company is having a sale to celebrate this new release!  Spend $25 and get free shipping on your order.  Just put in the code FREESHIP when you checkout.

We will be carrying stamps from Riley and Company in our store soon!  So be sure to stop in to see our selection!