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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Happy Beach Critters

Hi there Prickley Pear fans, Charlene here sharing with you this cute little creation using "Happy Beach Critters"  These little critters are absolutely adorable with many possibilities.  I have jumped on the latest thing going and made a memory dex card!  I really like the idea of these as they would be perfect for swaps or just to have on your desk to look through.


 I have colored the images with Copics on Hammermill Color Copy Cover card stock.  I used Graphic 45 "By the Sea" paper.  I hope you all have a great day and find some time to get creative it is good for your soul♥

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Frog Pals Spinach & Ramona

 Hi crafty friends!  Kim here from KimKreates to share this cheerful card starring the adorable Spinach and Ramona! 

I loved staying with my grandparents when I was a child!  My grandpa had a stuffed frog that was always on the pillows of their bed.  When he passed away, my grandma gave me the frog because she knew how much I loved it.  When I saw the Frog Pals Spinach and Ramona stamp set, I knew I needed to create with it! 

I started with a white base cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2" to create a top fold card.  I wanted to use a blue and yellow color pallet, so I dug through my stash for some fun papers, and I trimmed them to the following sizes: 

Yellow card stock - 5 1/4" x 4"

Blue card stock - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"

Blue plaid paper - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" 

Yellow patterned paper - 1 1/2" x 3 5/8"

Blue card stock - 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"

White card stock - 3" x 4"

I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and allowed the ink to dry completely.  I colored my images with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  I used the coordinating Frog Dies to cut out the images and I set them aside. 

Using the 3" x 4" panel, I placed the lily pad onto the panel with removable adhesive and traced around it lightly with a pencil.  I removed the lily pad from the panel, and I began to color my water using Copic Markers, starting with a darker outline closest to the lily pad and moving to a lighter shade, the further away it got. 

I stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner of the white panel in black ink, and I set about to creating my card. 

I adhered the yellow and blue cardstock and the blue and yellow patterned paper together, in that order.  I wrapped a piece of white seam binding around them and adhered to the back.  Using liquid adhesive, I glued those layers down to the front of my card base and then adhered the blue and white panel to the top. Once I had my card built, I arranged my stamped images and glued them in place.  Lastly, I tied a bow from my seam binding and attached it to the card front using a glue dot. 

Copic Colors Used:

Ramona:  G29, YG17, YG25, YG00, R83, C2, C1, C0

Spinach:  G29, G46, G11, YG00, R83

Denim:  B45, B41

Shirts:  Y17, Y15, Y08, Y11

Lilypad:  G07, YG25, YG11, YG00

Lotus:  RV29, RV25, RV21

Water:  B16, B14, B12

Prickley Pear Products Used:  

Frog Pals Spinach and Ramona Clear Stamps

Frog Dies

Thank you so much for letting me spend a few minutes with you!  I hope you found something to inspire you to get crafty! 

Xoxo, Kim

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Wildflowers

Hey there Prickley Pear fans, Charlene here sharing this beautiful stamp with you called "Sketched Florals - Wildflowers"  Who does not love a bunch of beautiful wild flowers....I have also use the coordinating die with this, which also comes with not only the outline of the flowers, it has individual little dies for the butterflies, the bee and some of the flowers so that you can pop them up and give your creation some dimension. 


This image is colored with copic markers.  I hope you find some time to get creative.. it is good for your soul!

He refreshes my soul!

 Hi Prickley Pear fans,

Charlene here sharing this beautiful image with you that I found so refreshing.  I love the simplicity of this and it can be used for so many different occasions. I hope you have an amazing blessed day!


This image is colored with Karin Brushmarkers, I really enjoyed working with these as this was one of my first designs I have colored with them.  These stamps are very user friendly and stamp well on the first stamp.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

 

Flower Hugs and Stick-to-i-tivity!

My Dad used to call it stick-to-i-tivity.  Now I don't know if that's actually a word, but back then, it seemed like a pretty good word.

Dad taught me that if you took on a job, you finished it.  And you did it to the best of your ability.  You didn't give up.  And when the job was done, it was something you could be proud of.

While sitting on my front porch on a cloudy, overcast day back in the fall, I looked into a tree just beyond our driveway and spotted one, single obstinate cluster of leaves that seemed to be defying nature. I snapped a picture.  This cluster of leaves seemed to say that no matter how hard the wind blew, they just weren't turning loose.  No matter how many leaves left all around them, they were not going anywhere!  They had stick-to-i-tivity!

It reminded me of times in my own life when I felt like giving up on a project because it just seemed hard or even, impossible. That may have been the easy thing to do, while hanging in there and finishing the project was so challenging.  However, through those challenging times, I've gained patience and learned that many times, all it takes to find a solution is to find a place to be quiet, to be alone.  To be able to pray, meditate, or even be able to create something.  And then listen and receive those needed 'next steps' in my spirit so I could move forward. 

What about you?  Has your stick-to-i-tivity taken a vacation without you?  Do you feel like giving up on something you're working on?  Are you in a place where you can't see those 'next steps'?
 
When was the last time you scheduled an appointment just for yourself?  Perhaps it's time to go sit in the sun, take a walk in the woods, stop and smell the new flowers that are waking from winter's long sleep and springing up to greet the warm sunshine.  Why not make a pretty card just for yourself and put it in a place where you see it each day?  Do something you love.  Do something... just for you!  Create.  Celebrate... YOU!  

When you refresh yourself and find the motivation to complete those unfinished projects, you will feel lighter and more ready to tackle the 'next step!' 

 

Cards made with our Prickley Pear CLR201 Flower Hug For You Coneflower clear stamp set. 

Happy Spring and Happy flower hugs to You!

~ Sharon


Friday, October 22, 2021

Fun fold with Ornament focal!

Hello Prickley Pear Stamps fans! Happy Fri-YAY to you! Leslie here, from Love To Scrap 2, sharing another fun fold with you today! This one is a triple pocket twist card which opens to reveal three small cards in the inside pockets. I created the focal on the front of the card using the Ornaments 2 stamp set and coordinating Ornament die



Cut the base from ivory cardstock at 8-1/4" x 8-1/8" and score at 4-1/8" on the 8-1/4" side. Rotate and score at 1/2", 2-7/8", 5-1/4" and 7-5/8" on the 8-1/8" side.

Now, turn the base piece clockwise just a tad and score diagonally from the top of the 1/2" score line down to the bottom of the 5-1/4" score line. Score again from the top of the 2-7/8" score line down to the bottom of the 7-5/8" score line.

On the 8-1/4" side of the base piece with the 1/2" margins at the top and bottom, trim away the top left 1/2" portion to the 4-1/8" score line and miter the corners. Next, trim away the bottom right 1/2" portion from the 4-1/8" score line out to the right edge, and miter those corners as well. This will leave 1/2" flaps on the top right and the bottom left; apply double-sided tape to the flaps. Fold on all score lines in both directions, back and forth, so the base piece is flexible.

Fold the base piece in half (down the center of the 8-1/4" side on the 4-1/8" score line), remove the liner from the double-sided tape and fold the flaps inward, and adhere. This will form a large pocket (opening at the top) with a left, middle and right section. The left section does not have a diagonal score line. The middle and right sections do have diagonal score lines. 

Cut one 4" x 2-1/2" rectangle from patterned paper and adhere to the left section (the large portion that does not have a diagonal score line). Next, cut two 3-7/8" x 2-1/4" rectangles from patterned paper and cut each into two triangles (from the top right down to the bottom left) so you end up with four triangles. Adhere two of these triangles to the bottom portion of the middle and right sections (on the same side as the larger rectangle). Flip the base piece over (opening at the top) and adhere the other two triangles to the upper portion of the middle and right sections - this step is not shown in the photo.



Pinch the middle section and bring the left section over toward the right to form the first twist. Then pinch the right section and bring the left portion over toward the right again to form the second twist.

Using the Ornaments 2 stamp set and coordinating Ornament die, create a focal image for the front of the card. Wrap ribbon around the card and tie in a bow, adhering the ribbon to the back of the card and adhering the stamped and die cut ornament to the front of the ribbon.

Cut the three small cards for the inside pockets at 4" x 2-1/4" from burgundy cardstock along with patterned paper and ivory cardstock layering panels 1/8" smaller. Add sentiments to the small cards to complete the project. 



Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Ornaments 2 stamp set 
Ornament die

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie