Friday, March 29, 2013

Weekend Inspiration!

Happy WEEKEND to you!  We have some inspiration for you!  Enjoy!

Designer: Heidi Erickson using CLR032 Spring Crosses and D032 Cross Die

Designer: Lucy Chesna using D027 Scalloped Oval Die, GG0167 Duck With Bib

Designer: Steph Ackerman using CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals, D033 Flourished Oval Die

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Inspiration!

Happy Thursday!  Spring has supposedly sprung, though some of us in the colder regions wonder!!
There are new things popping up everywhere with Prickley Pear! a fresh new springy blog look! a NEW Facebook page!!  Check us out and LIKE us...we will be updating frequently and there will be contests and fun of that sort! some new boards on Pinterest!  Keep your eye peeled...I'll be on a pinning spree soon...and lots of inspiration will pop up for you to enjoy! some design team inspiration!

Designer: Lucy Chesna using FF0116 Symphony.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We have a NEW facebook page

Hi All,
Happy Tuesday! We have a new facebook page. Look for it to be updated often and look for fun contests that we will be having (details to come soon). We had to start from scratch, so if you had liked us in the past, please go through and like us again. Thanks all! And happy stamping!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Flower Tutorial using Cross Die!

Cross Die Flower Tutorial

Rejoice by Lucy Chesna 

Step 1:  Die cut 9 crosses onto double sided pattered paper or cardstock

Step 2: You want to remove the long part of the cross. Take one of cross die cut and put it over another one, overlapping each other. Trace the curve shape and trim it off.

Step 3: Repeat this step for all 7 cross die cuts and it will look like this.

Step 4: Curve the edges of each petal and punch a hole in the middle of each one. 

Step 5: Layer 3 of these flowers on each other and insert brad to keep it together. Move them around to your liking. Repeat the step to make flowers.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Tutorial from Jessica!

Welcome Prickley Pear fans! Have you ever wanted to create a background in the white space of certain stamps, but don't have the advance coloring skills to do it with markers?

I am excited to show you a quick and simple technique that adds color to your background on your clear stamp creations.

First step:
- Flip the clear stamp over and ink up the smooth back.

- Stamp the back image onto your cardstock.

- Clean and air dry the back of your clear stamp. Once it is dry, flip the stamp over and ink up the image. Stamp onto the background stamp.

- Cut out the stamp using either a die-cut or hand-cut,

- If you are interested, stamp image onto patterned paper for the paper-piecing option.

- Create your card :)

Thank you for stopping by Prickley Pear! Have a great day!
Jessica Pascarella

CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals Clear Stamps
D033 Flourished Oval Die
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Lily Bee Design Papers

Friday, March 8, 2013

Altered Coaster Tutorial

Good morning Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, fans and followers. Today I have a fun altered coaster tutorial. Perfect for a friends birthday, or maybe even a teacher gift.

The coaster I used in this tutorial has a finish so I primed it. But if you are using a pressed paper coaster from a local eatery, then you can skip step 1.

Hope you all will try this fun and easy gift idea!