Category Archives: Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

I was working on my blog earlier this week and realized that I hadn’t posted a couple Prickley Pear creations! Normally, I post the same time they appear on the blog. But, for whatever reason I must have scheduled them for the company blog and totally forgot to do my own post. Whoops!

So, here are a couple of projects that I missed posting.

On July 4th, we posted our Stars and Stripes inspiration. We’re a pretty global Design Team, so not all of us were thick into Fourth of July celebrations. As an alternative, I used stars and stripes in my creation.

The star centre tag was made by combining four banners cut from the Banner Die Set. I then layered on pieces of the Row Houses clear set, cut out with the lovely matching dies. The edges were distressed and inked up, too. This was a Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch, but of course…late to post, late to the party (aka link up).

My other card today is a Christmas card because it’s never too early to think about those, right?

This card uses the Three Part Tree clear set. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Banner set and has been stamped onto the matching Banner dies.

There’s more great inspiration from the Design Team if you swing by the Prickley Pear blog, so swing by and check us out! While you’re there, feel free to browse the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Celebrations with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Hey all, just a quick card today featuring stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. Tuesdays are theme day over at the Prickley Pear blog and today’s theme is celebrations.

I tend to use alot of birthday cards and I wanted something quick and easy that I could whip up when I needed it. The other thing I have plenty of is scraps, which I fall in love with and can’t seem to part with. So this was the perfect way to feature some of those patterns and get myself a quick and easy card.

I cut out the squares in various sizes from four patterns. Then, I stamped my Butterfly Sentiments happy birthday sentiment onto coordinating cardstock and cut it out with the Butterfly die. Add a couple of pearls and a fun swirl and off I go to the post office with this pretty card.

This card was helped out by a sketch somewhere, so if you recognize it, thank you for the inspiration.

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!

Hop with Prickley Pear and CardMaker!

Hello Everyone!

Today we are having a Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and CardMaker Blog Hop featuring the Prickley Pear stamps released in May 2017! We’re thrilled to be partnering again with CardMaker and hop you’ll take the time to hop along with us.

You should have arrived here from Katie’s blog, but you can also head back to the very beginning at the CardMaker blog and make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Leave a comment on your way, including on the Prickley Pear blog at the end. One lucky commenter will receive a $20 gift certificate to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Today I have a new project, but I also have a couple of projects from back in May during our New Release week.

This card has been sitting on my desk, partially finished for a few weeks. Finally got it done! The image is Large Birdhouse, but you can also get this cutie in a small size (check out the card on Heidi’s blog as you hop through to see the small size in action). The sentiment is from Row House Clear set.

Speaking of Row House, I love this adorable new set! The pieces are interchangeable, giving you multiple options and there are matching dies to cut even the ittiest of bits out.

And these adorable sheep are another favorite. Three barnyard animals now occupy the Prickley Pear Store – Prissy the Pig, Bessie the Cow and this image, Sammie the Sheep. There are a number of matching sentiments, including this one “I Miss Ewe”.

Check them all out in the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps New Release section.

Okay, now you’re on your way over to Rebecca’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Hello Everyone! I am two days early with my Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps post, because it’s a busy day on my blog on my regular Thursday post day and I thought this weeks’ cards need their own time to shine.

I’ve got two projects today. One is for our “For Dad” theme special on the blog this morning. Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and many of us will need to break away from those florals and cuteness to find those masculine options.

I decided to work with the Hot Air Balloons set from Prickley Pear. There is so much I love about this set, from the plane to those adorable pattern pieces! Today’s card uses the plane, which I colored in a bold yellow/orange combo. This was used together with the Happy Fathers Day sentiment, which was the perfect size. Thanks to the Paper Craft Crew for this awesome sketch (which I did not link up in time).

My second project today is this pretty card. This was done with my new Vases stamp set.  There is a matching die, but I didn’t use it this time. This time I inked up the vase, then masked it off to do the flowers, colored it up, inked the edges and..voila! A beautiful front panel. The sentiment comes from the Hibisicus 2 stamp set.

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!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Hello Everyone! Today I have some projects using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. We’ve changed our schedule a bit over at the Prickley Pear blog. The Design Team Inspiration on Thursday continues, alternated with a Vintage Viewpoint post that looks at some of the older stamps in inventory, and creations from Design Teams past.

On Tuesday’s, we’re now posting a theme post, with various techniques, themes, colors, etc. If you have something you’d like to see from the team, shoot us a comment on the Prickley Pear blog and we’ll see what we can come up with.

Last week our Tuesday post was Lace. I had quite a bit posted on my blog last week, so I chose to delay that post until today.

This card was created with a few stamp sets. The card base is stamped with Coffee Stain. I love this stamp! it makes a great accessory, background addition or whatever else you want it to be.

The panels were done on a lined pattern paper with a faint pattern. I added some brown reinker to my transparent gloss paste and applied the arrow stencil to various parts of the panel. After letting it dry, I then stamped the diamonds from Hot Air Balloons. Then I took the coffee beans from Coffee Cup Clear set to finish the panels.

The cup, sentiment and steam are all from the Coffee Cup Clear set and then punched out with the matching Coffee Cup die set.

This week, we have another theme up on the blog – Watercoloring. Watercoloring is such an fun technique, and easy to learn. I’m still relatively new and I love figuring out which colors go best together and watching my backgrounds emerge.

This background was created by stamping Hibiscus 2 in versamark on my watercolor paper. I then added distress inks in my chosen colors. The picture frame die was colored in the same distress ink colors.

The sentiment oval comes from one of my new favorite stamp sets, Scalloped Circle and Oval 4 – Floral and is cut out with the Scalloped Oval Die. The sentiment within the well as the umbrella comes from Build an Umbrella clear set and the Umbrella die set.

There is more great inspiration on the Prickley Pear blog, so swing by and check us out! While you’re there, feel free to browse the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hey all! Thursday is post day over at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog. You’ll find fantastic new projects from the Prickley Pear Design Team. We rotate weeks, so you’ll also find a post here from me once per month and today happens to be that day!

I had a card earlier this week for our Wicked Washi feature, so today I have just one creation for you. This was actually a New Release project that didn’t get completed quite in time for posting – but that’s okay, because here it is today!

The card features the new sentiment, Life is Not About.

I’ve paired it with the Build an Umbrella clear stamp set and matching dies that I picked up with the March Card Kit.

If you haven’t checked out the Prickley Pear card kits, you should! The March kit happens to now be sold out, but you can check out the April Card Kit, which still has a few available and the recently released May Card Kit. This Umbrella set is one of my favorites in the Prickley Pear inventory, but that Coffee Cup set is probably on the top ten list as well and $29.99 USD for the stamp set and die set, plus extras, is a great deal.

Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great projects. Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Wicked Washi with Prickley Pear

Hey Everyone! It is not my usual Prickley Pear day, true. But, we have recently introduced some new theme posts on Tuesday over at the Prickley Pear blog and since I have something created for that theme, I thought I’d stick it here on my blog too.

Tracie came up with this weeks’ cool theme, to use washi tape in your creation. I decided to call it Wicked Washi. Now, I actually do not have much washi tape in my craft room. But, since I’m a curious sort and always down for a good theme, I decided to give it a go.

Oh. My. Someone needs to tell me where there is a washi sale RIGHT NOW!! I need it ALL!!

If you are looking for a quick and easy option, washi is for you I was surprised at how quickly this card came together (plus two other bases that I haven’t finished with yet). It’s fun, colorful…what’s not to love?

Here, I’ve used the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Butterfly die. These are great dies! It’s a solid die, so it doesn’t bend or warp. It’s the perfect size for a card and it easily cut through the two rows of cardstock – even those finicky corners!

The sentiment comes from Scalloped Circle & Ovals 4 – Floral, which is quickly becoming my new favorite stamp set. I needed a little decoration and the options in this set weren’t quite right for the space I had, so I found that adorable flower in the Hot Air Balloon stamp set.

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!