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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.

Create with Riley & Company

Hello, Everyone! A Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. What do I love? Well, the stamps at Riley & Company, of course!

It is my monthly post day over at Riley and Company and, once again, I have two amazing creations for you. And, if you’re not amazed then I will refund your admission and try again next month. 😉

Last month we had a brand new release at Riley & Company and this stamp, Nap Time, was includes. This is definitely a truth at my house! With a 2-year-old and 4-year-old, the cookies sometimes find their way into my mouth once those two beautiful heads hit the pillow. The sentiment has been paired with Couch Riley.

And, my other card today features a little old, a little new. This is Smiling Burt with accessories from the new Dress Up Riley Accessories (with matching dies!).  The sentiment is called Fine Line and has been framed with one of the brand new Word Bubble Square Dies. These dies are the perfect size for the Funny Bones and are great quality with great stitching detail around the edges.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! There are so many great 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.

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!!

I hope you stopped by my blog yesterday to check out the new releases from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I’ve hit “pause” on my New Release posts today to post a couple of new creations with Riley & Company.

Did you check out the Riley & Company New Release last week? The Design Team made over 140 samples with the new products. Scroll back through the blog posts to see what we created, or head right to the new release section of the Riley & Company store.

There are many fabulous things about this new release. But, I think my favorite might be the new Word Bubble dies. Oh, word bubbles…where have you been all my life?? This is followed closely by the new Dress Up Riley. So, of course I have to use both in my first post for you today.

This utilizes the larger of the two Word Bubbles – Circle. I’ve mounted it onto a simple, white embossed background. Then I took the heart from the new Valentine/St. Patty’s Dress Up Set, cut it out with the new dies and then stamped some of the sentiments from the same set in red ink to make my candy hearts….love this look!

My second creation also uses new product. This is one of the new Funny Bones sentiments, You Remind Me. I chose to watercolor this sentiment. I stamped it in versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I watercolored my six colors onto the sentiment.

Once dried, I cut it out with my stitched rectangles, mounted it to another stitched rectangle cutout and added the flowers, rhinestones and sequins…so easy and super elegant.

Thanks for stopping by to see my new creations with Riley & Company. Head on over to the Facebook page or Blog for more inspiration.

Craft on, friends.

St. Patrick’s Day with Riley & Company

Welcome back to my blog again! Today is the final day that the Design Team is posting projects for the Riley & Company January Release.

Just a quick recap of what we’ve featured this week:

  • NEW!! Dress Up Riley, including three clear accessory sets and two basic Riley’s WITH matching dies;
  • NEW!! Word Bubble Dies. Three versatile new options;
  • 14 new Funny Bones;
  • 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses

There is so much great new product! While you contemplate what’s on your shopping list, let me show you today’s project.

This is a St. Patrick’s Day treat basket. The template was cut with my Silhouette from a Silhouette store cut file. I assembled it and then got down to decorating.

The front side features one of the two new Basic Riley’s. This guy is waiting for you with open arms. I used accessories from the Valentine’s/St. Patty’s Accessory Die set. This set comes with the plaid shirt, the clover and the hat.

On the backside of the basket I’ve used the other Basic Riley, but he’s already found the beverages and is ready to celebrate. I’ve added a few more shamrock die cuts here as well and outlined them in gold viva pen.

My favorite part of the whole project is this tag. This wonderful blessing is one of the 14 Funny Bones stamps now available. A “must have”! **Spoiler Alert** See those adorable mini shamrocks? Come check out my blog next week. We’ll be celebrating the Prickley Pear New Release and I’ll tell you where you can get them (or have I said too much already?).

Thanks for letting me share with you this week. Remember to visit my fellow DT members and the Riley & Company Facebook page for more fantastic projects. And, don’t forget about the four New Release specials in the Riley & Company store!

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

Take care, moose fans!

Celebrate Love with Riley & Company

I hope you had a terrific time yesterday with the Riley & Company/CardMaker Magazine blog hop. There are so many great products being released this week and the talent from the Design Team is amazing!! Don’t forget to check it out.

Today on my blog I’m featuring some of the new Valentine themed products available. Let’s start with this adorable Valentine mailbox, perfect for passing notes to your special someone.

This box has been decorated with a selection of images from the new Dress Up Riley Clear sets. Two Basic Riley images have been released, along with three accessory die sets AND matching dies. The possibilities are endless.

I affectionately call this guy Open Arms Riley. He’s put his favorite sweater (Winter Accessories Die Set) on to present you with his Valentine. Won’t you bring him home to your craft room?

Of course, Sophie is off to mail her valentine too. Wait? Is this Sophie? Could be. It’s the second Basic Riley image being released and all you have to do is fancy it up with this dress from the Winters Accessory set and a bow from the Dress Up Accessories Kit and…ooh la la!! Whose Sophie sending her Valentine to?

Possibly Mr. Moose in the top hat? Looks like he’s off to make someone’s day special as well. Mr. Moose has put on his best ruby scarf (Winter Accessories set) and fancy top hat (Dress Up Accessories set) to mail his heart away.

Not to be outdone, Mr. Classy is headed out to deliver his gift. I’m not sure those balloons should go in the mailbox, Mr. Classy. Mr. Classy shops for his wardrobe at the Dress Up Riley Accessories Set.

All the Valentine’s objects in these photos are available in the Valentine/St. Patty’s Accessory set.

If this post has made you positively giddy about the dress up potential of our favorite moose, then make sure you check out the New Release Special. All three clear sets, two basic Rileys and matching dies for all of them for only $100, a savings of almost 253%!! (Regular price, $127.77).

My Design Team friends have done amazing things with these new sets, so make sure you swing by the Riley & Company Facebook page and the blog all week to see what they’ve been up to. Before you go, here are the New Release Specials:

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

See you again tomorrow with more Riley & Company fun!

Riley & Company New Release and CardMaker Blog Hop

I am super excited that you are here, because it’s a double celebration today. First of all, Riley & Company is celebrating their January 2017 New Release and the new products are fantastic! Plus, the Design Team at Riley & Company are bringing you a blog hop with the team over at CardMaker Magazine.

If you’re on the hop, you arrived here from Angji’s blog and I’ll post the next blog at the bottom of my post. If you get lost along the way, simply return to the CardMaker Magazine blog and the entire hop list is posted there.

Now, onto the Riley & Company new release. If you are a fan of the adorable moose himself, you’ll be super excited to see what’s in store this week. But don’t you FunnyBones fans be disappointed. We have hot new Funny Bones for you too.

Today I have for you this set of goodies. Isn’t it adorable?

WARNING: Many cupcakes were harmed in the making of this project. I’m sorry, it just had to happen. And they were yummy.

Here’s a closer look at the card in this set. The sentiment is “Abs are Great”, which is being released today. I’ve stamped it on designer paper and then cut it out with this great word bubble. Where can you get this fabulous word bubble?? That’s right, Riley & Company!!

We’re so very excited to launch a new line of dies at Riley & Company. These are terrific quality, reasonably priced and work great with the Funny Bones line. I love the stitching details on them. The die above is the medium size from the Square Word Bubble Die Set (middle package). Check out the specials on these sets at the bottom of my post.

Here’s a quick look at the Happy Homemaker up close. She is modelling the latest accessories over at Riley & Company. This week, we’ve released Dress Up Riley. Three sets of clothing and accessories and two basic Riley’s, all with matching dies. I’ve taken the mitts from the Winter Accessories set and made them into oven mitts. The cupcakes baking away in her oven also come from this same set. The possibilites with this set are endless! Please swing by my fellow Design Team members blogs and see what can be done with these great sets.

And, one final look at my cupcake gift box. The oven door opens up to reveal the goodies inside. This box comes from a cut file in the Silhouette store and I used parts of it to make the oven on my card as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you’re continuing on the hop, you can visit Stephanie’s blog.

* * * * * New Release Specials! * * * * *

Check out these fantastic New Release Specials!

Details on the Riley & Company website

Dress Up Riley Package: SUPER DEAL! Get all three clear sets, all three die sets, the two basic Riley’s and matching dies for only $100!! (Reg. $127.77) That’s 41 dies, 3 clear sets, 2 rubber stamps.

Word Bubble Die Package: Get all three new Word Bubble Die Sets for only $40.00! (Reg. $9.85).

Funny Bone Package: Package deal on the entire Funny Bones release of 14 red rubber stamps. Unmounted is only $50.00 (Reg. $70.00) or get them mounted on foam for only $75.00 (Reg. $91.00).

Mushroom Lane Package: Get all 5 new Mushroom Lane Houses for only $45.00 (Reg. $52.50).

More great Riley & Company New Release creations will be posted all week on the Riley & Company Facebook page, the Riley & Company blog or the blogs of my fellow Design Team members’; they are all listed to the left. Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see you again tomorrow.

Have fun, moose fans!

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! Christmas has come and gone and it’s time to get crafty with the new goodies that Santa brought you. Good thing that there is plenty of new inspiration today over at the Riley & Company blog.

Today, I have two card creations for you. I puzzled over whether to finish off the year with a couple more holiday cards, but in the end I reached for some non-holiday sentiments.

This first card uses the sentiment “I Never Realize“. I found an old sketch from the Paper Craft Crew archive and used the front and back-side of some two sided papers to play with patterns on this one. I thought the green was a little unusual with the brown  and pink, but love how it turned out!

This next card was alot of fun to make! This was also based off a sketch I found, though I can’t remember exactly which one. From there, I decided to get a little creative with the colors. These definitely aren’t colors I’d normally put together, but they worked out quite beautifully. I added a little wink of stella to the “sparkle”, but it’s tough to see. This sentiment can be found in the Riley & Company store. It’s called “Leave a Little Sparkle“.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! We’ll see you in a few weeks for another creation with Riley & Company. Head no over to the Facebook page or Blog for more inspiration.