Thursday, April 13, 2017

Signs of Spring

Tulips and young chick are signs of spring!  Today I am using Easter Flowers and the Pond of Duckling stamps from Prickley Pear.

I add some banners I made with the Love Banner Set and matching Banner Dies to add some accent to this Easter Card.  Around the image, I used the removable tape around the edges and sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The Embossing folder is Loopy Loops from Taylored Expressions.

This last card used some plaid paper from Bo Bunny as the background paper,  I used the ScorBuddy and the ScorBug to create the fake stitches around the edge.  The Easter Flowers were stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  I added a tab and mini butterfly that I die cut from the  Kensington Branch die from Memory Box. 

 Hope you enjoyed a little Spring today and I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flying by with a Bright Hello!

 Today I am using the Plane Riley today along with the Lawn Fawn Slide on Over dies to create this slider card.  Just pull out the tab to reveal the hidden message!  I also used the sun and cloud dies from Lawn Fawn and the hill dies from My Favorite Things to make the scene.  The sentiment is from Prickley  I love the plaid decorator papers from Lawn Fawn as well. 

Have a wonderful day...And thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Day 5

Just like I promised... I will show you the fun I've had with Banners!  

First of all, I stamped oodles of different banners on a variety of coordinating decorator papers, and cut them out with the matching dies...which makes it super simple and fast!  Then I colored some, and found images that I wanted to used with them.  Once the images were all colored, I planned my layouts from sketches I found on Pinterest that had banners in the sketch. Then it was time to create and it was as quick and east as 1...2...3...!

Just added a hint of banners to this card.  Then I used the "Blessings" from the Easter Blessings sentiment and the "Spring" from the Happy Spring.  Both sentiments are also in this Spring/Easter Clear Set.
More Easter Banners paired with this adorable Bunny Cart stamp.  Not only are the banners totally cute, but the sentiments are amazing too!  
 Then I made a mini Twist Pop-Up card with some of the banners.  The card directions and dimensions are found on this YouTube Video.  Maymay makes these cards so simple to create!
I used a banner on each of the panels.  Then I used the tiny stamps that are also included in this set, to add as toppers for the banners.  The extra banner that I cut off, I then used as a border at the bottom of the card.  The Happy Spring sentiment I separated to go above and below the panels.  

This isn't the following weeks, I will be showing more cards using these fun stamps!  Not only are there these new Valentine and Spring Banner Sets, but also a great Christmas Banner set from the last release.

Check out the Prickley Store for all the new stamps!  Take advantage of the great sale this week. These banners are well worth the investment! I hope you enjoyed the cards and ideas this week, but we aren't done yet!  So hop on over to the blog and get inspired again! Prickly Pear stamps makes stamping cards so much fun!  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Day 4

Today I will be featuring the new Valentine Cupcake Clear Set!  Super adorable and...don't they look yummy!?  
I used the cupcake top as a layer over another frosting top, making a double dipper ice cream cone!  This Ice Cream Cone stamp set was release this past fall and works great to interchange with the Cupcakes! And chocolate icing!! What better way to say "I love you than that?" I added a bit of sparkle to the hearts too. 
 Using the Cupcakes in a more traditional way, I added some of the banners from the Valentine Banner Clear set to make additional accents to the card.  These banners were stamped on decorative paper, so not much more was required for coloring!  Then I added on of the sentiments and used one of the banners as a mat.
I first stamped the cupcake pieces onto white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I have started to do more Zen-doodling lately, because it is so relaxing and it can change stamped images into a whole different look.  This frosted cupcake makes for a perfect image to doodle on!  I used the heart die from the Cupcake die set to accent this sweet treat.  I finished it off with more banners.  

There are now several new banners and they are great to add to cards. Get all 3 Clear Sets for only $40...a 20% savings! Order them from Prickley Pear today! Tomorrow I will be showing you more fun ideas with these border, so be sure to come back!  

The design team has been hard at work creating beautiful works of art this week!  You can see all there great work on the PPRS blog!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Day 3

Now for some Easter Stamps and sentiments!  There is a little something for everyone!  There are some religious images and well as the sweet, whimsical images that are uniquely Prickley Pear!
This beautiful cross, I stamped three times and cut out the various elements and popped them up to give a greater dimension.  Then I used the Easter Blessings greeting from the Spring/Easter Banner Set on the banner.
Here is the adorable Bunny Cart image.  I used a previously released flower stamp that matched the flowers in his cart for the background paper.  You can find all these images on the Prickley website. Get all 8 of the Easter stamps for only $45 and get a free duck die.  And of course...more great ideas on the PPRS Blog

Have a wonderful day and we'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Day 2

After Valentine's Day, we are moving on to St. Patrick's Day!  In the new release there are five great stamps for this Irish holiday.
I really love this Irish Blessing.  This can work for Graduations and Wedding cards as well.
I used the Shamrocks on white cardstock, then overlayed it with vellum that I had embossed the sentiment on.
I paired this Pot of Gold and flowers with the Shamrock banner from the Spring/Easter Clear Set.  You will find this great sentiment included in the set too!
(There is more cards with Banners to come in future posts)

See the entire new release on the Prickley Store Page. Do you love all the St. Patrick's Day images and want them all?  You can get all five for $32, Saving you $6.  There are more lovely cards on the PPRS blog, so be sure to head over there!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Prickley Pear Release Week is Here!

Prickley Pear has a great new Release this week! I love, love, love these stamps.  And there are some great specials that I want to extend to you!

Today I am using the Love Birds and the Happy Valentine's Day Banner.  

I cut around the banner to use it as my sentiment on this card and on the card band that I used on the second card.
 I used the Small Swirl Heart to use as a "latch" on this card. The front of the card is rather simple, but on the inside...
There's an element of surprise!!  Inside is the Pop Up Book Card.  I found this idea on Pinterest and decided that I needed to try it!  Here is the site with very clear and easy to follow directions.  The There is only one Happiness sentiment worked great with this image!!

Be sure to check out all the new images on the Prickley Pear website and take advantage of the great specials!  Want more inspiration?  Check out the Prickley Pear blog and see the beautiful cards the Design Team made!!  Hope to see you back tomorrow for more Release week fun!