Monday, August 7, 2017

Pop Out Cards

I'm having so much fun with these Karen Burniston dies.  I will be having a class tomorrow at The Stamp Shoppe using the Twist Panel Pop Up Die and the Twist Snowman Circle Die Set.
This first card uses the Prickley Pear Build a Cupcake stamp set with matching die colored with Copic markers. 
Frames and Rounded panel are also included in the die set.
The second card front uses the Prickley Pear Christmas Banner stamp set and matching die. Keeping the front simple because most of the work is found on the inside. 
Watch the little Penguin twist and pop up as you open the card.  The Roly Poly Penguin is from Taylored Expressions.  This cutie fits perfectly with the circle die included in the stamp set.  The frame is from the KB Riley Katherine Label Pop Up die. The sentiment is also from Prickley Pear. The snowy border is from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges Die Set.  If you are interested in taking a class, call us at 715-355-6735. If you just want to make some of these cards, you can find them all at The Stamp Shoppe!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Celebrations!

Today I am doing a different take on Stars and Stripes.  I am using the Build a Cupcake clear stamp set and matching die as my focus on the card. 
Then I used the Spellbinders Nested Stars to cut small and medium size stars of color that match the decorator paper.  The paper is striped and then I cut them into strips to make the background.  The sentiment comes in the stamp set.  Add a little stardust glitter to the frosting to add to the festivities!  Check out the PPRS blog today for more new creations.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Memory Box Class

We are having a Memory Box class in our store on July 20th and we want to show you what we are making! We are mixing Poppy Stamps Dies and Memory Box Dies in the cards that we are creating.  Here are two of the cards...
 This first card uses the Poppy Stamps Stick frame and the corner Thanks together with the Tender Tulip die.

Using the Floral Dotted Border from Poppy Stamps to create a decorative border, then cutting off some of the flowers for additional accents on the card.  I added a pop of color with the Memory Box Isabella and Pippi Butterfly dies and  Leafy Branches.  Plus we will be making a christmas card as well!
 Look for new Holiday Memory Box and Poppy Stamps coming the first of July!  

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 forget...you 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!