Tuesday, June 27, 2017


July is just around the corner and we've got Canadian and US Design Team members who are getting ready to celebrate their national holiday. 

And so this week we bring you celebrations. 

Not necessarily patriotic celebrations, but celebrations for any special event! 

Turns out what the Prickley Pear Design Team has been celebrating lately is birthdays...

Here is Tracie celebratory birthday card, using the Bold Daisies from our May release. Sentiment is from the Circles Set


Heather has brought out the Butterfly Sentiments and Butterfly Die for this great way to use up your favorite scraps. Did you know the Buttefly Die goes with three other sets besides this one? 


Lisa is getting crafty with the Build a Cupcake set, one of three sets that work with the Cupcake die set.


Inside you'll find sentiments from the same set and a place to tuck in a little gift for the birthday gal or guy. 


And one more from Heather. This overflowing birthday basket is made with the cone from the Build an Ice Cream set. The florals are from the Poinsettia Leaf die. And, sentiment is from the Mini Butterflies 2 set. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. We'll be back on Thursday with a Vintage Viewpoint. 

Don't forget to visit the Prickley Pear Store and Facebook page for all the latest news.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vintage Viewpoint

Vintage Viewpoint is back today with a look at the clear stamp set inventory. One of the things that Prickley Pear prides itself on is the versatility of it's stamp and die options. 

Too often, stamp companies release a stamp set with matching die and..that's it! Nothing more. Prickley Pear is proud of the fact that often, there are multiple stamp sets to go with the die sets, creating more variety and versatility in your projects. Plus, it's just good value for money.
 Today, we're going to take a look at the Dragonflies set. Here is the set right here, which includes four dragon flies, four sentiments and a couple other images too all for $15.99.
 The set pairs with the Dragonfly die set (which will also cut that adorable ladybug in the Dragonfly set). 
Look at these beautiful cards!

Love those Dragonflies so much you're looking for more? No problem! We have Dragonflies 2. Three more dragonflies, plus two butterflies, an additional four sentiments and antenna.
And, here are more beautiful cards with the set.


We'll explore those butterflies in another segment of Vintage Viewpoint. In the meantime, you're welcome to visit the Prickley Pear store and check out all the samples in the stamp gallery. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Brilliant Backgrounds

Do you ever look at your finished project and think "well, that's kinda boring!". Image looks great, sentiment is sweet....but that background is just bleh! 

Here are three ways our Prickley Pear Design Team takes those backgrounds up a notch. 

Irit is the queen of brilliant backgrounds! Remember her super cool canvas piece back in March? She's pulled out the stencils and texture paste again to make this textured background for the Let Your Faith Be Bigger sentiment.

Sharon's sponged a gorgeous scene with Row Houses. I could make my home sweet home in that scene!


And Tracie has done a little repetitive thinking with the Blobby Flowers 2 clear set. I just love how this one turned out! Sentiment is from the same set. 


Thanks for stopping by to visit today. We'll be back on Thursday with a Vintage Viewpoint. 

Don't forget to visit the Prickley Pear Store and Facebook page for all the latest news.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Blog Hop with CardMaker Magazine

Hello Prickley Pear fans!

We are super excited to be joining CardMaker Magazine today for a joint Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and CardMaker Magazine blog hop. 

We're featuring the stamps from our May 2017 release. Some of these projects may be familiar, but many of our designers are back with fabulous new things to show you. 

This is actually the END of the hop, so swing on back to the CardMaker Blog to check out all the fun. 

But, don't forget to comment, because one lucky person commenting on this blog will win a $20 gift certificate to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. Let's go!
Lisa leads us off with one of the three new fairies. This is Cora the Fairy, but you'll also find Lillian and Lola in the store. Also used in this creation is the Bold Daisy image.


 Cora, Lillian and Lola also have a pet dragon, Della the Dragon.  Here, Sharon's has colored up Della in a bright and magical color combination.

Tracie has for us A Mother's Love. This image is one of several new bird images, all of which can be found in the New Releases.

Heidi shows us the Dainty Dragonflies clear set, which has matching dies to cut those adorable bugs out. This card also features the Let Your Faith be Bigger sentiment. 

Irit's created this work of art with one of the other new sentiments, Life is Not About. This sentiment goes with so many wonderful Prickley Pear stamps!

Don't forget the Prickley Pear florals! Here, Michelle has stamped and cut out Petunia for a whimsical Mason Jar of flowers. The Heartfelt Thanks sentiment is also from the Prickley Pear inventory.

And finally, Heather shows us the beautiful Bucket of Tulips.

That's the end of the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

The entire May 2017 New Release is located here in the Prickley Pear store, but there are 100's of other fabulous designs in the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps store

 Thanks for checking us out. Come back Tuesdays and Thursdays for more fun with the Prickley Pear Design Team. 

And, check out our limited edition monthly kits right here!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday Inspiration with the Design Team

Happy Thursday!

Here we are again with a set of fabulous cards from the Prickley Pear Design Team. 

Sharing their projects this week are Heather, Heidi, Irit and Michelle. We've got quite a mix of stamps, from recent New Release products to florals and birds.
Check out Michelle's card using the new red rubber stamps Bicycle and Let Your Faith Be Bigger. Looking for those adorable flowers? She's stamped them from the new Frog on Mushroom image. Clever!
 Heather pulled out her recently acquired Vases clear set. The vase was stamped and then masked in order to add the flowers. The sentiment comes from the Hibiscus 2 clear set.
Heidi's used the adorable Mini Birds clear set, with matching Mini Birds die set. Did you know there are two clear sets that pair with this die? The sentiment is a red rubber option called One Smile.


This set that Irit has featured is also from our recent new release, called Dainty Dragonflies. The color is just beautiful on these bugs, cut out with the matching Dainty Dragonflies die set. You'll find the Congratulations sentiment in the store too!


Such fantastic inspiration! All the products shown here today can be found in the Prickley Pear store.

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