Monday, November 30, 2015

Using Sentiments As Focal Images!

Karla here today, and I sure hope all of my US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We put up our tree and decorated for Christmas on Friday while we listened to Christmas music and had some very yummy snacks!

I'm sharing these cute cards and boxes today, and I wanted to let you know how I made them. I've been using a lot of the Heidi Swapp Believe paper this year and have also been enjoying the One Sheet Wonder video instructions by Angie at My Chic'n Scratch. I love that you can take one sheet of patterned paper and some cardstock to create all these projects!!

I used the sentiments from the Nativity 1 and Nativity 2 stamp sets, as well as one on the inside of my card (bottom photo) from the Oh, Christmas Tree set, by Pretty Cute Stamps as my focal images. They are beautiful sentiments and are printed in wonderful fonts. I absolutely love the adorable images, but I really wanted to focus on these amazing sentiments this time!

I love these cute little folded bags! The video link above shows you how to cut and fold all the pieces using just a scoring board and cutter. I love how CAS the cards are and even though I usually struggle with that style of card I am really happy with how they turned out. I think the sentiments really show up using these layouts. Below each card (bottom row) I've shown the coordinating inside sentiment.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to check out our Gift Giving Challenge at this month and you could win yourself a fabulous gift certificate!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Birthday Gift Tag

Hi, and Happy Sunday!

Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot. I hope everyone is doing well.

Today I would like to share a Birthday tag I made using PCS "Dino-Mite" stamp set. I colored the dinosaur image with zig clean color real brush markers and used a fiskars x-acto knife to cut around his arms so that he could hold the DINO-MITE! I used white embossing powder for the "Hope your day is" and the sentiments are also from  PCS "Dino-Mite" stamp set.

Also don't forget this month theme challenge is Gift Giving. For more info and to link up your project click HERE.

Stamp set I used:
 PCS "Dino-Mite" stamp set

Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Joy to The World

Hello Pretty Cute Stamp fans & Happy Saturday! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing a festive holiday card featuring stamps from the Nativity 2 stamp set. I've used this stamp set quite a bit since its release in October and I still can't get enough of it. The images in this set are just too cute! You can check out the entire stamp set below. 

I stamped one of the wise men in the middle of a white die cut circle and added the "Joy To The World" sentiment all around the outside edge. I colored the cute little guy with some Close To My Heart markers and a gold Gelly Roll pen. After I had my image all colored I adhered the die cut circle to some red cardstock and some striped patterned paper. Before adhering all the layers to my cream card base I stapled some white ribbon to the right side and added a bow. I also added a cute little 3-D gold sticker to go along with the gold I added to his crown and treasure box. 

I hope you enjoyed my festive little card today and don't forget you can share your Pretty Cute Stamps projects on the Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook Page or in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group. Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: Cardstock- White, Red, Cream / Die Cuts With A View Patterned Paper- Christmas Mat Stack / Pretty Cute Stamps Stamp Set- Nativity 2 / Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black / CTMH Markers / Gold Gelly Roll Pen / Sandylion Essentials Sticker- Christmas Presents / Offray Ribbon- White / American Crafts Mini Stapler & Mini Gold Staples

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pumpkin Bread Basket

Happy Thanksgiving! Debbie from The Paper Garden here to share today. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Since this is preposted, I'm not sure what we will be doing for Thanksgiving this year. I usually have it here, but my side of the family is just out growing our home and it doesn't seem fair for the littles to not be able to run around (and for the adults to deal with all the noise). Plans are to go to my niece's on DH's side, but there is bad weather in the forecast, so we will just have to see.

I have a quick and easy project that would make a lovely hostess gifts. I created this fun little basket from cardstock. Basket idea and how to make can be found here. I used the sentiment from Thanksgiving Eats. Can you tell this is one of my favorite sets?! LOL

Inside the basket is a mini loaf of pumpkin bread. I love how it fits perfectly in there! I lined the bottom with wax paper and then used 2 kraft colored coffee filters, before setting the bread in. I will wrap the bread in clear plastic wrap before gifting.Thanks for stopping by. Take time today to count your blessings. You will find them to be many.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank you!!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!  
Amy here today sharing a super cute card I made using Thanksgiving Eats!!!

Thanksgiving in America is upon us and I will be celebrating it with my family tomorrow so I thought making a cute hostess card would be perfect for my post this week.  This stamp set is perfect for cards all year long, you could use the pumpkin for Halloween and use the pie for a birthday card.  I love it when you are able to use stamp sets for more then just one occasion.
I enjoyed fussy cutting out that piece of pie and coloring it up with my copic markers, I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card, there were so many to choose from on this set but I liked this one the best it was perfect for what I had in mind for my card. 

I hope you have enjoyed some inspiration today and to find this set and other fun stamp sets please visit us at Pretty Cute Stamps!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Giving Thanks!

Hey PCS fans, Melissa here today to give thanks.  Or rather to show you an easy way to give thanks. During holiday and family times we often get so caught up in all the activities we just say 'thanks' and move on.  This holiday take the time to create a simple 'thank you' card or tag.  The recipient will have a lasting smile remembering that you thought enough to give a special thanks to them.

I used stamp set Thanksgiving Eats.

Thanks for visiting today!  Don't forget to check out the PCS store to see the November release stamps!

Monday, November 23, 2015

In search of...

You are probably searching all over for the new blog post today!
Look no further...
Here is a card featuring Pretty Cute Stamps.

The Write Stuff set can also be used for a jet-setter in your life!
This card hints at Amore...without the pink and feminine touches!

Just check the calendar (more often than I have recently),
Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
So, while you finish up tying those Christmas Bows, be sure to
head on over to  the Pretty Cute Stamps Store...
and think out of the box this year when it comes to sending heart felt notes of love!

Thanks for joining me today!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Make GNOME Mistake...

I think you're GREAT! I love the Gnomies stamp set so much! So many cute images in this set! I double stamped the girl (once on patterned paper) so that I could cut out her apron and hat and have it have the floral design. She is just so sweet don't you think?

I added a little glass gem for the top of her hat and a wee bit of sparkle to her hair and she was just the way I wanted her!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

PCS Gift Giving Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone! It's time for another Pretty Cute Stamps challenge. This month's theme is Gift Giving, and my amazing Design Team has come up with some awesome projects to inspire you. Here they sure to check out these ladies' blogs to find out the details about their projects.

 Debbie Fisher ~ Cool Chick and Currently Stamp Sets

Gloria Zuniga ~ BOTday and Wish Big Stamp Sets

We'd love you to play along with our challenge. Here are all of the details about the Gift Giving Challenge.

  1. This month's theme is Gift Giving. So, create any Gift Giving themed project using Pretty Cute Stamps. A Pretty Cute Stamp must be used to create the project.
  2. Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the current Monthly Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group.
  3. You can enter as many different projects that follow the monthly theme as you want for more chances to win.
  4. The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
  5. One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen. The winner will be announced before the next challenge starts on Saturday, December 19, 2015.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We can't wait to see what you create with your Pretty Cute Stamps! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

SALE!!! and a PCS Thank You Challenge Winner

TGIF, everyone! Guess what!?!?!! There's a SALE going on right now at Pretty Cute Stamps!!!! Yep! I would usually wait for the weekend of Black Friday for a sale, but I know we are all super busy then. So, I thought I'd have it early this year. Now through Monday night, everything in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store is 30% off. YEP! How exciting is that?

I also have a winner of the Pretty Cute Stamps Thank You Challenge. The randomly chosen winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store is:

Congratulations! Email me at lisanorris at prettycutestamps dot com to claim your prize!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge! YAY!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Merry Christmoose

Hello friends. Larissa here today with a new Christmas card. I think this is one of my favorite card making holidays. I actually am using three different sets for this card. 
I am using 

So I stamped all the images on to a piece of white cardstock and colored them using Sprectrum Noir markers. I cut each one out using a pair of detailed scissors. 

I took a piece of watercolor paper and trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4. I used a few different shades of Artist Loft watercolors to make my background. 

I adhered the images to the watercolor paper using liquid adhesive and then popped the Igloo up with foam tape. 

I added a few snowflakes and a sentiment to the card front using white embossing powder. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today.
Have a wonderful day friends.