Category Archives: Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Welcome back to my blog, everyone! Today is Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps day! This week, only have one card for you, but I will be back soon with more creations. I’ve been getting inky in my craft room and will make sure I share with you here on the blog.

Today’s card is inspired by the March card sketch challenge over at Stick it Down. I saw their neat-o sketch and had to try it out for myself!

The background is created with the Happy Birthday to You red rubber sentiment. I thought it needed just a little more, so I added the Shamrocks image. Despite the name, I think this image is very versatile as an adorable wildflowers image. I’m willing to color it whatever color strikes my fancy. Doesn’t it look like a forget-me-not today?

Check out these fabulous stamps and much more in the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Create with Riley & Company

Hello, Everyone! Today I have some new projects using the fabulous stamps of Riley & Company.

First up is a shaker card. The template for this cupcake card came from a Silhouette cut file. I modified it slightly to suit my purposes, as I wanted the cupcake in the lower corner to fit the Lick The Cupcake sentiment.

A couple of other interesting things on this card. The background behind the cupcake is a piece of watercoloured background that I didn’t use on an earlier project. Rather than having a plain backing, I used it to add more interest to the card, plus used up a scrap I couldn’t bear to throw away.

The white background was done with a simple gel pen. After completing the card, I didn’t like the plain background, so added the random pattern.

The other project I have today is a gift box. The actual box was also a Silhouette cut file. Once assembled, I decorated the front by adding Toasting Riley, cut out with my Prickley Pear Flourished Oval Nesting Die.

On the tag, I used You Have Survived and the new Word Bubble Dies – Circles. I just love the stitching detail on these new dies!

Here is a look from the side. You can see that I used a small plastic bag to wrap up some werther’s caramels and then closed them into the box with the ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! You will find all of these adorable stamps in the Riley & Company store, so stop by and check them out! For more inspiration, head on over to the Facebook page or Blog for more inspiration.

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Welcome back to my blog, everyone! Today is Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps day! There’s plenty of great inspiration up on the Prickley Pear blog, plus I have three cards for you today!

You’ll find this first card featured on the blog this week. It uses the Coffee Cup clear set and matching die set, which is one of my favorite to play with. This week, I stamped the sentiment directly on my background and then stenciled around it. I then added the yellow border using a straight cut piece of paper with some punched circles. The ribbon cleverly hides where they join. Add my coffee cup and some java beans and…ta da!

My stash of birthday cards is growing slim and I need a restock. So, I pulled out my various Prickley Pear sets tonight to come up with some ideas. Steampunk isn’t normally my thing, but this Steampunk Gears 3 set really caught my attention. Today, I layered it up a bit, using different inks to stamp the images directly onto my background paper. Then, I used the Steampunk Gears Die and Gears 2 set to add some embellishments.

This sketch is from this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge (#199). Thanks for the inspiration!

And, I also got my mojo on with the Mojo Monday sketch. This one uses the sentiment from the clear Build an Ice Cream set and the flowers come from the Flowers 2 set. The dies used on this one were the Mini Hibiscus and Flowers die set.

As mentioned, this card comes from the Mojo Monday sketch (#484). I’m also entering this one over at Crafting When We Can (Flowers, #137).

If you’re in need of birthday cards, these are great, quick options for you. Check out these fabulous sets and much more in the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Prickley Pear January Release, Day 4

It’s the end of another week and I’m glad to see you here for another day of creations with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Yesterday’s post featured three of the five St. Patty’s Day red rubber releases. I mentioned that there are two more great stamps included in the New Release Sales Special #3.Today, I show you one of those stamps and two options for it.

When I first saw this image, I didn’t realize it was Shamrocks. I just thought they were beautiful wildflowers. Since I had my watercoloring out already, I watercolored this one up too. This took away some of the detail on the image and made it less identifiable as shamrocks. Not what I necessarily intended, but I wasn’t unhappy with the result either.

I chose to go with a more generic thank you card with this, proving that a “holiday” image can be much more versatile if you look at it in a different way.

Here is another example. Again, I’ve colored up the Shamrock image here. I added a simple “blessings” sentiment (available in the Spring/Easter Banner set) for a sweet thinking of you card. I love this new image! But there are other gems in this release too. Swing by the Prickley Pear store and the New Release section to see what else we have for you.

Once again, here are all the Specials, available until January 29th. Visit the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check more inspiration and make sure follow us to get all the latest and greatest information.

Thanks for being here this week, with my creations from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. See you again soon!

Happy crafting, friends.

Prickley Pear January Release, Day 3

Welcome back to another day of new release creations with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

I mentioned yesterday that today’s creations use two of my favorite new red rubber stamp options. Have you been impatiently waiting to find out what they are? I won’t keep you in suspense!

My maternal great grandmother was Irish, so this verse appeared a few times in our house. It’s one of my favorite blessings. In addition to Irish Blessing 2, this card features the new Celtic Border and Pot of Gold and Flowers. The  Celtic Border fits on an A2 card and the Irish Blessing fits right inside.

I watercolored the image and background on this one and LOVE how it turned out. I hope you adore it too.

You can get all three of these St. Patty’s themed stamps, along with two others, in New Release Sales Special #3. And, the other two stamps are just as beautiful as these ones.

This new release has quite a number of Valentine images available as well. This Love Birds image really caught my heart. This was another attempt at watercoloring. I stamped the image in a lighter ink that tended to fade a bit with the watercoloring. To bring back some of the detail in the face and feathers, I carefully used an ink pen on the key areas and re-stamped again.

Here are all the Specials for the week. There are some great savings here, including free domestic US shipping! Visit the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check more inspiration and make sure follow us to get all the latest and greatest information.

Last day of Release week is tomorrow and I’ll be back two final creations for you this week from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. See you then!

Prickley Pear January New Release, Day 2

It’s New Release week over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and they’ve got some fantastic new crafty options for you.

I had a blast playing with the new Valentine Cupcake and Love Banner set. Both are clear cling sets and are available as one of the New Release specials, along with the Spring/Easter Banner set. Check out Sales Special #5.

I wanted to come up with something unique to make with these sets and I was inspired by the “Save the Date” sentiment in the Love Banner set. I came up with the idea of throwing my two little Valentine’s a special tea.

First, the invites. I took a 6″ x  5″ piece of cardstock and backed it with some pretty Valentine paper. I used my computer to print out the “Mommy and Me” invite portion and cut it into a circle. The banner, love birds and Save the Date come from the Love Banner set.

No tea is complete without cupcakes, so I also included a cupcake from the new Valentine Cupcake set. The tea cup comes from the Coffee Cup Die set (one of my favorites) and I’ve added a little decoration from the Love Banner set.

The cupcakes make a repeat appearance on my placecards. Here, I didn’t want them all to look the same, so I added some variety. Claire’s a pink/purple girl, while Nathan would stick to the blue/green options. These were quick and easy and look FABULOUS!

Next up, treats for my little Valentine’s. I found this heart box in my silhouette library.  It was so easy to put together and makes a sturdy little gift box for a few chocolate treats. I stamped the heart banner from the Love Banner set onto pink patterned paper and colored it up. Then, added a second banner with the Be Mine sentiment.

Here’s a closer look at the windows and the banners on those cute boxes.

Here is the complete package! All I need is a tea pot and two little guests. Hope they accept my invite!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. I sure had fun making it! Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great creations from the Design Team. Here are the release week specials, including free domestic US shipping.

I’ll be back on tomorrow with two of my favorite new red rubber releases from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. See you then!

Prickley Pear January New Release, Day 1

Hey Everyone! My blog was busy hopping last week for the Riley & Company New Release and now it’s a week for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Prickley Pear has a fantastic variety of images, including both rubber and clear cling. This week, we add 22 new red rubber options to the catalogue, and 3 new clear sets.

The Design Team has been really busy with this release and has so many fabulous samples to show you! Make sure you visit the Prickley Pear blog and Facebook page for new posts twice a day, all week.

Today on my blog, I’m focusing on some of the new spring time and Easter releases. This card features SIX of the new red rubber releases and one clear set. Don’t believe me? Check out the New Release section of the website and see if you can prove me wrong.

That’s right, I’ve used all three Swirled Hearts (Small, Medium and Large), plus Jumping Bunny, Left Bunny and Right Bunny.

The sentiment on the above card comes from the new Spring/Easter Banner set. You can see the banners from this new clear set below (which pair with the Banner Die Set). The adorable centre image is Bunny Cart and he is a red rubber new release product.

I’ve also used the Spring/Easter Banner set on this card. The set comes with these super adorable chick, bunny, tulip and carrot stamps, so I’ve stamped a background image with it. Adorable, right?

This card was made with this weeks sketch over at Paper Craft Crew. So I’m going to pop over there and link this up. The sketch was PCCC227, shown below.

Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great projects. Here are the release week specials, including free domestic US shipping.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with some more January new release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. See you then.