Saturday, April 30, 2016

Game On

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I have a fun little mini card and matching gift bag to share. My card & gift bag features a bunch of different stamps from the Game On stamp set below. You can find the stamp set I'm using today in the shop HERE.

I used the fun little PlayStation controller and the "Game On" sentiment from the set for the front of my mini card.

I stamped the controller in black onto some teal cardstock and added my sentiment right below it in the same black ink. I distressed the edges of my teal cardstock before matting it with some textured black cardstock. After I had my stamped panel matted I adhered it to a 3 x 3 white card base.

For the inside of my card I stamped the "I love you more than you love video games" sentiment in black and added a few of the little mini stars that are included in the Game On set.

I thought it would be fun to create a little matching git bag so I stamped one to match. I started with a plain white mini gift bag from Canvas Corp and randomly stamped the front of it with some controllers and stars. After I had the front of my gift bag all stamped I added the fun little sentiment that reads "To my control freak" to the upper left side of my bag. I attached my sentiment with a staple and then added a mini black clothespin and some twine. I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thanks for visiting!

Supplies: Cardstock- White, Black, Teal / Pretty Cute Stamps Clear Stamp Set- Game On / Canvas Corp Mini Gift Bag-White / Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black / CTMH Ink Pad- Ocean / Canvas Corp Mini Clothespin- Black / We R Memory Keepers Black & White Twine / CTMH Edge Distresser

Friday, April 29, 2016

*BIG* Announcement!!!

TGIF, everyone! I hope you're all having a fabulous Friday, so far. I have a bittersweet announcement for you today. As you may know, I've been designing stamp sets for PCS for almost two years now, and I have loved every minute of it. But, the reality is that getting stamps manufactured is pretty expensive, and the cost of manufacturing photopolymer stamps has really taken a toll on our family (and our bank account, unfortunately). Just keeping it real for you guys. So, I've made the difficult decision to stop getting the photopolymer stamps manufactured. So, in other words, I'm not making any more clear stamp sets. :( I know. I'm so sad about this. Believe me...the decision didn't come with out lots of sleepless nights and worries. The bottom line, though, is that this is the best thing for my family (who will have some teen drivers and college tuition to worry about in the not too distant future). So...there's the bitter. Where's the sweet?

Well, the thing is...I'm not going to stop designing stamps. I've just decided to start selling my designs as digital stamps. So, all new releases will consist of digital stamp sets. I know not all of you like or are familiar with digital stamps, but I hope you'll give them chance. They are pretty just download the stamps, print them out, and color them. Easy peasy. Plus, you can layer the stamps and play around with them to create scenes or put accessories or faces on images before you print them. The sky's the limit!

So, what happens to all of those clear stamp sets that are already in my store? Well, you can still buy them, while they last. They are still's just that my new stamps will be digital stamps.

So, now that I've shared some bitter and some sweet...I also have to share some sad news. Because of this change, I've offered to let my Design Team members step down from the team, if they want to (since they signed up to design with physical stamps and may not do digital stamping). So, unfortunately, five members will be leaving the team. We will miss Dawn Mercedes, Janna Williams, Jen Davis, Joann Lopez, and Jessica Pascarella so, so much, but I know they will keep on inspiring us from their amazing blogs.

Okay...whew! Lots of information today, huh? Anyway, be on the look out for the May DIGITAL Release, which is coming soon. I hope you'll stick with Pretty Cute Stamps during this transition and give digital stamping a try. I'm so excited to share the new designs with you.

Thanks for reading my novel of a post today. :) Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thank you for...

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

 I would like to share a Rainbow card I made using PCS "Rainbow" stamp set. I'm so loving this cute little Rainbow! The sentiment is also form PCS "Rainbow" stamp set. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Color Markers to color the Rainbow and cut it out by hand ( yes the crazy in me likes to have a little fun every now and than). Lisa does have a SVG Outline file that you can find HERE
The rectangular paper shapes are cut from MCT Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.
The Pretty Cute stamp set I used:
PCS "Rainbow" stamp set

Also we have a "Just for Her" challenge going on over at Pretty Cute Stamps. For more info and to link up your project click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Under the Weather

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!  
Amy here today sharing a super cute card I made using Rain or Shine!!!

I decided to make a sort of "Get Well" card for a friend and thought the perfect stamp set would be "Rain or Shine".  I stamped out a few of the clouds and colored them different shades of grey and cut them out.  I layered them onto some white card stock and stamped the rain drops coming down from the clouds.  I popped the card stock onto a piece of black card stock and then onto my card base. I think it turned out cute!!!

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 and don't forget to join us for our monthly challenges!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thank you so much...

Hi crafty friend! 
Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot. I hope everyone is doing well.

Today I would like to share a little Thank You gift box I made for our cousin who took care of our Fur Baby while we were out of town. To make the box I used the We R Memory Keepers box punch board, stamped it with the Paw prints from PCS Fur Baby stamp set using versamark stamp pad and clear embossing powder. The cute little dog is stamped from PCS  Doggone It! stamp set and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Color Markers.

To create the sentiment phrase I combined a few stamps from PCS Many Thanks and PCS Fur Baby stamp set.
  The hearts are stamped from PCS Grow stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Color Markers.
PCS Stamps I used:

PCS  Doggone It!

PCS Fur Baby

PCS Grow
Also we have a "Just for Her" challenge going on over at Pretty Cute Stamps. For more info and to link up your project click HERE.
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a great week.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Two of my favs!

I thought I would create a duo of cards from two of my favorite sets from
Pretty Cute Stamps.

My first card uses one of the earliest sets from PCS...

Squeal! Don't you love these fun fruit faces?
BTW, the party had comes from Hamster Cutie.

Next up...a newer set called Sunshiny Day.
The sentiments are upbeat and happy...
great for cards and tags!!

Oh...and that cloud is from Rain or Shine...

What are two of your favorite sets from Pretty Cute Stamps? 
What images would you love to see in an upcoming set??

I'd love to hear...
and come visit me at my blog, Sunnyside Up.

Have a fantastic week!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Coffee and Friends

Happy Saturday crafty friends! 

Joann here today sharing a fun card that I made using PCS Coffee Faces and Coffee Sentiments stamp set!

I stamped my coffee cup from the Coffee Faces stamp set several times to create my background. I then took a few sheets of pattern paper, stamped my image onto them and cut a portion from the cup to help add a fun look to them.

To finish my card I took a sentiment from the Coffee Sentiments stamp set, stamped it to some black card stock and scattered a few sequins to add a little sparkle.

Well that is all that I have for you today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

You Mocha Me Giggle!

Hi Stamper Friends!!
How cute is this miniature coffee cup?!!
It is the perfect size for filling with your favorite candy goodies
or maybe a Kcup of your favorite brew.  I think it would be awesome
to put a mocha flavored truffle in there and give it 
as a fun little "just because" gift.
Attach a coffee gift card for a really special little treat!

You can find these cute little cups online.  I used the coffee bean stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps Coffee Sentiments set and some cocoa colored ink to make the design on the cup.  Even though the cup is curved, it was easy to stamp.  I created the coffee sleeve with some corrugated cardstock.  After punching out the green scalloped circle, I punched out the smaller white circle to stamp the design onto.  I used a sentiment from the Coffee Sentiments set and the cute face is 
from the Coffee Faces set.
I thought it turned out really sweet.
You can find both of these fun sets in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fiesta Time

Hello friends. Larissa here with you today with a fun card to celebrate Fiesta in my home town.
San Antonio Texas is celebrating Fiesta for ten days. My card today shows some of the food they serve at the events.

I stamped the images on a piece of white card stock and colored them using my Copic markers. I used E21, E23, E50, G02, G05, R35, R46, E44, Y15. Y17, V01, V04, C9, BG13, and BG15.

I added a little shadow under the images using W1 and W3. To finish off the card I added a few candy dots. I matted the card front onto a piece of black cardstock and then adhered it onto a white card base.

Pretty Cute Stamps products used:
Taco Time  Stamp set

Other Products used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
White Cardstock
SU Candy Dots and Basic Black Cardstock 
White Gelly Roll Pen

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

Larissa Pittman
"Muffins and Lace

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Poppin' by to say...

Hello, Pretty Cute Stamp fans! We have been experiencing some heavy rain and flooding here in Texas. Perfect weather to stay inside and work in the craft room!

Today I am working with the super adorable Snack Time stamp set.

I grabbed a few prints from a 6x6 paper pad and used a few to cover the front of an A2 card base. I used a circle die to cut a circle out of white cardstock. I used the popcorn images from the Snack Time stamp set and stamped them randomly onto the circle. I also stamped the bucket of popcorn and colored it in with markers. The image is cut out and attached to the card using a foam dot. A sentiment is stamped onto a strip of cardstock and attached to the card. To finish the sentiment, I used foam alpha stickers.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Pretty Cute Stamps - Snack Time

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cookie Jar Card!

Happy Monday! Karla here today, to share with you this cookie jar card I made using my Cricut and some of the adorable stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps Milk and Cookies stamp set.

I love these happy little cookies with their cute little faces! I bet they'd also look cute as white chocolate chips with cranberries... Hmmm, now I'm getting hungry!

I used my Cricut to write the sentiment inside the card and added some cute baking supplies diecuts.

I used the heart stamp from the set on my little tag tied with twine and included a Biscotti Tea to send along to a friend - 'cause who doesn't love cookies and tea?!!

Here's a close up of this sweet stamp set. I love all the cute accessories they have!
Milk and Cookies 

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to check out our current challenge - Just For Her, and have a happy, crafty week!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Just for Her Challenge

Happy Saturday, everyone! Welcome to another Pretty Cute Stamps Challenge. This month, we'd love for you to share projects you create using Pretty Cute Stamps that are Just for Her. So, anything you create for a lady in your life. My amazing Design Team has come up with some awesome projects to inspire you.

So, here are the DT sure to check out these ladies' blogs to find out the details about their projects.

 Joann Lopez ~ Many Thanks and Spring Flowers Stamp Sets

Amber Rasmussen ~ Happy Hour Faces and Happy Hour Sentiments Stamp Sets

Amy Ottmers ~ Work It and Totally Rad Stamp Sets

Gloria Zuniga ~ Many Thanks, Spring Flowers,
Awesome Arrows, and Sip Enjoy Relax Stamp Sets

Aren't these projects so FUN??? We'd love you to play along with our challenge. Here are all of the details about the Just for Her Challenge.

  1. This month's challenge theme is Just for Her. So, create any project using Pretty Cute Stamps that you create for or about a lady in your life. A Pretty Cute Stamp must be used to create the project.
  2. Please link to your actual blog post or Facebook photo...not to your blog or entire Facebook page. 
  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, May 7, 2016.
  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, May 21, 2016.

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