Thursday, November 24, 2016

Designer Highlight: Heidi Erickson!!!

Hello everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! For today's Prickley Pear Designer Highlight, it is my pleasure to showcase Heidi Erickson. She is a super fantastic designer and I love love love drooling over her projects. Take it away, Heidi....


Hello, I am Heidi Erickson. I love rubber stamping and making cards. I have been stamping for 20+ years. My Mom was the one that got me started with the craft. I will have to admit that I was less than favorable to the idea. I thought, what can you really do with a rubber stamp? Boy I had another thought coming!! What you can't do with a rubber stamp and ink! I have been stamping ever since. I love how the stamping world has evolved and all the wonderful products that are out there to enhance these creations. I enjoy finding new folds and designs for cards and unique ways to use my stamps. I own a Stamp and Scrapbook store, The Stamp Shoppe, in central Wisconsin with my Mom. We opened our doors in 1997 and strive to inspire our customers still today!

Today, I decided to try making a Twist Pop Up card. We got some snow last night, and what better way to celebrate than to make a snowman! A snowman card that is! And I knew just the stamps that I wanted to use. 

First of all, I cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/2"x10 3/4". Placing the 8 1/2" side along the top of my ScorPal, I scored at 2 1/4", 4 1/4", and 6 1/4". Rotate the paper with the longer side along the top and score at 3 7/8", 5 3/8", and 6 7/8". Now cut the four rectangles at the four corners off. Cut along the scored lines. Place a bone folder where the two center scores intersect. Take the left flap and fold down at an angle lining up the center score line with the center vertical score line. Then repeat with the right flap, folding it at an angle lining up the center score marks. Fold in the two flaps. 

Cut a panel 3 1/2" x 11 and score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4". Fold along the scored lines. Cut four panels of paper for each panel 3 1/4" x 2 1/2". I cut out white paper with a rolling hills die. Then I stamped the Frosty the Snowman to make a banner for the first panel. For the second panel, I stamped the Three Marching Snowmen, which I cut off the last one to fit on the panel. I cut out the Tree 2 die from brown cardstock and adhered it to overlap both of the center frames. I stamped the Let It Snow sentiment on the snow of the third panel. The for the last panel, I stamp the Three Snowmen Standing, I cut out the images and colored them with Copic Markers. 

To glue together the Pop Up Mechanism, apply glue to the left flap from the center score line and DOWN, the adhere the first panel making sure that the fold line of the panel is just past the side of the white card. Then apply glue to the right flap from the center score line and UP. (This is very important to glue opposite sides, or the panel will not flip). Again, make sure the fold of the last panel is just past the edge of the white card. 

I cut plaid paper to glue to the top and bottom of the inside of the card. The corners that I cut off, I then used on the front of the card. I stamped two Snowflake banners from the new Christmas Banner Set and I also used the sentiment from this same set on the front of the card.

Glue this white folding mechanism into the inside of the blue card that was cut 4 1/4" x 11. 

I found this video to be the most helpful when making this card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and wishing you a fantastic Thanksgiving day!


I told you that Heidi does beautiful work, didn't I?? Here are a few more of her drool-worthy projects.

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Sale going on now! Also, be sure to follow Prickley Pear on Facebook for even more inspiration!

See you next week!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Release Week! Day 4!!

Hello again everyone! Ready for some more Prickley Pear New Release inspiration??? I know I am! Although, I do have to tell you, today is the last day of blog posts. BUT the release is still going strong on the Prickley Pear website and you can still get free domestic shipping with the code FREESHIP until November 21! Also, don't forget to check out the CLEARANCE sale going on too!

One more time, from the wonderful design team to you, here are their beautiful projects:

Donna Idlet featuring Flourish Angel with Trumpet & Sentiment from Victorian Ornaments 2

Donna Idlet featuring Tea Time

Heidi Erickson featuring Christmas Cupcakes, Cupcake Die Set, & Flourish Die

Heidi Erickson featuring Weeping WillowWith Sympathy 

If you aren't inspired, I don't know what to tell you! The design team knocked it out of the park! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until next week,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Release Week! Day 3!

Hello everyone! How did you enjoy yesterday's beautiful projects?? Our design team is FANTASTIC! 

View the whole New Release by clicking HERE. Don't forget: use the coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping until November 21!

Also, our clearance sale is still going on. Be sure to grab all of the goodies that tickle your fancy. Once they are gone, they are gone for good!

For today, I offer you even more gorgeous projects to drool over! 
Check it out:

Donna Idlet featuring Christmas Cupcakes & Cupcake Die Set

Donna Idlet featuring Ornate Bell & Sentiment from Christmas Banners

Heather Bolli featuring Giant Tree & Kindness Is Like Snow

Heidi Erickson featuring Three Piece Tree Set & Sentiment from Christmas Banners

Heidi Erickson featuring Coffee

Katie Skiff featuring Coffee

Sharon Smith featuring Weeping Willow

Told you our design team was wonderful, didn't I? Be sure to check back tomorrow for even more inspiration! Need even more Prickley Pear in your life? And who doesn't? Follow us on Facebook too!

Until tomorrow,

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Release Week! Day 2!!

Welcome back!! I have even more New Release goodies to share with you today! Don't forget to enter the coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping until November 21. Also, be sure to check out the CLEARANCE sale going on as well. Once they are gone, they are gone!

Look at these beautiful projects!

Donna Idlet featuring Coffee Red Rubber Stamp

Donna Idlet featuring Little Drummer Boy and Celebrate the Season

Heidi Erickson featuring Christmas Cupcakes and Cupcake Die Set

Heidi Erickson featuring Three Piece Tree Set and Sentiment from Christmas Banner Set

Heidi Erickson featuring Gnome Homes Fall/Christmas and Sentiment from Christmas Banner Set

Katie Skiff featuring Snowflake Corner 

Katie Skiff featuring Christmas Banner Set

Michelle Pearson featuring Three Piece Tree Set and Sentiment from Christmas Banner Set

I swear the projects get more beautiful every day! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Until tomorrow,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Release Week-Day 1!!!

Hello everyone! It's going to be a great week! Do you know why? It's time for a new Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Fall/Winter Release, that's why! Be sure to check out two whole pages of new goodies! AND you can get Free Shipping until November 21! All you have to do is enter the code FREESHIP at checkout. Look at the new pretties!

Angji Pruente featuring Christmas Banner Set

Donna Idlet featuring Flourished Wise Men

Heather Bolli featuring Little Drummer Boy & May the Spirit 

Heidi Erickson featuring Christmas CupcakesCupcake Die Set

Heidi Erickson featuring Gnome Homes Fall/Christmas & Gnome Home Die Set 

Heidi Erickson featuring Tea Time

Katie Skiff featuring Ornate Tree & Celebrate the Season

Be sure to come back tomorrow for even more inspiration. We are just getting started! Don't forget the coupon code FREESHIP is available until November 21!

See you tomorrow!