Friday, June 16, 2017

CardMakers Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us today for the CardMaker Blog Hop.  If you have been following the hop, you should have come from Rebecca's blog.  We are continuing to showcase some of the new images from Prickley Pear, so we hope you enjoy being inspired!!
One of my favorite new image are these Bold Daisies. I had some small ladybugs that I stamped and die cut using the Dainty Dragonflies and matching die sets.  They added a touch of whimsy to these adorable flowers.  Then I used the saying from and older Butterflies clear stamp set.
Summer is in full bloom with this Large Birdhouse.  I cut off the small post and fussy cut around the bird, to have the bird perched on a hanging birdhouse! I used a Taylored Expressions branch embossing folder and colored the embossed image with Copic Markers.  Then I stamped the small flowers from the Flowers 2 Clear Set and cut them out with the matching die.   I love these small flowers because they add so much to a card.
Here I add more of the flowers to this cute Kitty card.  This little kitten is so adorable!  It will brighten anyone's day!  Then I added the sentiment from the Dragonflies 2 Clear Set.  I hope you are enjoying all the great new images from Prickley Pear and all the beautiful creations.  Your next stop on your hop is Irit's blog. She uses some of these same images in more of an artistic, shabby chic way!  You will love her inspiring works of art.  When you are done hopping, be sure to leave a comment on the Prickley Pear blog for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate.  Prickley Pear will be picking a random winner from all that leave a comment!  Until next time...and Good Luck!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Introducing Karen Burniston Dies!

I can't wait to share with you these dies from Karen Burniston.  Karen Burniston and Riley & Company are together to bring you fun and innovative dies!  Here is the Flower Pot Pop Up die...
I love the way the flowers burst out of the card when you open it!  It is a fun surprise for the receiver.  These flowers, leaves and bee all come as part of this set, so...use them in the pot, or use them for other neat accents on another card!  I am also am using the Word Set 2: Birthday die set for my sentiments on both cards.
Don't want to make a pop up card?  Use the die cut the pot, fold it and glue the flap to the front of the pot to create a pocket.  Use the pot accent die to make a sentiment tag.  Decorate the top of the tag and slide it into the pot.  I used some mounting tape on the inside of the pot and on the tag to create a stopper.  This way the tag can't be pulled all the way out of the pot. The oval frame was made with the Nesting Ovals with Pierced Dot die set from Riley and Company.

I then wrote PULL on the tag so the receiver knows what to do!  Put out the "dirt" and see the hidden message.  This is a great die set to have.  It's fun to make interactive cards and also use the element dies to enhance any card.  These are available to pre-order now, so check out their store now today! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Prickley Pear Spring Release...Day 5

Welcome back to day five of our New Release! I hope you have enjoyed seeing the beautiful stamps and ideas, but we aren't done yet!  We still have more to show you!
I am using the Dainty Dragonflies again today with the Matching Dies.  They accentuate the Riley Sentiment that was just released last week.  The Pierced Nested Circle die from Riley was used to make the purple ring.
I paired the new bicycle with the Life Doesn't have to be perfect sentiment.  Then to add a bit more to the card, I stamped the Petunia and cut it out to pop up onto the card.  The Lattice background was cut with a die from Our Daily Bread. Don't get free shipping over $15. See more cards on the PPRS blog too!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prickley Pear New Release...Day 4

One of the many things that I love about Prickley Pear is their flower stamps!  This release is no different!  These Bold Daisies and Jar Full of Daisies are my favorite from these new stamps!
 Using another Die Background from Our Daily Bread, I wove two strips of brown paper through the lattice to create my fancy background.  Then I stamped the Bold Daisies onto white paper and colored them with Copic Markers.  I added the Mini Butterfly and Happy Anniversary Banner for a little more dimension.
This second card uses the Jar Full of Daisies that I cut out and popped in front of the oval frame.  I added the Die Cut Background from Our Daily Bread behind the oval for some texture and interest to the opening.  Finally I stamped from the Blobby Flowers 2 Clear Set.  I hope you love these cards as much as I loved making them!  These stamps are so easy to use and will be "go to" images for many occasions.  There are more great ideas on the PPRS blog, so stop on over to check them out!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Prickley Pear Spring Release...Day 3

You can probably see that I love these new Dainty Dragonfly stamps and dies! I thought they added a little extra to the cards that I made today! 
 This first card uses the Frog on Mushroom with the word Faith from the  Let your Faith Sentiment.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then some Crystal Accents to the mushroom dots to add a 3-D effect.  The die background was from Our Daily Bread.  I cut some of the flourishes to tuck the image among the swirls.
This Card uses the entire Let your Faith Sentiment as the focus of it. Then I used the Bucket of Tulips in the oval frame, which I colored with Copic Markers.  Then I popped a Dainty Dragonfly to the frame.  I just love this new Prickley Release and I hope you enjoy all the inspiration that the talented design team has created to share with you.  If you haven't checked out the PPRS blog yet, be sure to check it out!  We will be getting many of the new stamps in our store shortly too, so come in to check out our extensive collection!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Prickley Pear New Release...Day 2

Today, I am using the new Dainty Dragonfly Clear Set and Matching dies.  These Dragonflies are so whimsical and fun!  
 On this card, I paired the dragonfly with the new Dance in the Rain Sentiment.  I added some leaf dies and wire die cuts for an outdoor feel.
I used three different dragonflies here, coloring them in the pastel color tones.  Then I added the Pierced Oval die from the new Riley Release to the background. Top it off with some floral vines for filler.  Finally, I cut apart the new Let your Faith sentiment and added them to the card.  These are great add-on elements for any card or as the focal point.  Hop on over to the blog and see great card ideas from the other designers.  Remember...order $15 of product and receive free Shipping until midnight May 14th.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Prickley Pear Spring Release...Day 1

I hope you enjoyed all the new Riley and Company cards that we brought to you last week.  This week we have an all new release from Prickley Pear.  These new stamps are simply adorable, so be sure to check them out each day this week. Today I am featuring the new Row Houses clear set and matching dies.
 This first card, I only used the house and roof to create this cute house.  Adding some of the other elements of clouds, trees and the little bird from this set to create a simple scene.  I used the new Riley Pierced Oval Die to create the frame, then embossed the frame with a classic cuttlebug embossing folder.  The Taylored Expression clouds were embossed on light blue paper, then I rubbed Memories white dye ink over the clouds to help them stand out. Finally I used the Home Sweet Home sentiment that is included on this set to create a banner.  This would be perfect for someone moving into a new home!
For this card, I used the extra floor piece to make a second story house.  You can mix and match elements to create the perfect custom house.  I made a watercolor background as the backdrop for the house.  Using a cut out frame that I had laying on my desk, I popped it up onto the card and added all the pieces into it.  Notice the little kitten sitting in front of the house?  Isn't she adorable?  This kitty is also part of this set.  This also has a die included in the matching die set, so it is easy to cut her out and pop her into the picture!  Finally, I stamped the sentiment under the frame.  
I enjoyed stamping, cutting and coloring many of these pieces, then when I was ready to make the cards, I could start mixing and matching all the pieces.  So fun!!  Check out the PPRS blog for more adorable cards.  Order $15 or more this week and receive free shipping.  Just use FREESHIP as the coupon code to get this offer!  Hope you have a fantastic week!