Prickley Pear September ’17 Release Week: Day 1

I can finally share what I have been hard at work on for the last 2 weeks! This card set is perfect for Tina. It is the new Tea Set Clear Stamps and coordinates with the Coffee Cup Die Set. The circles are from the Scallop Circle Nesting Die Set. I even colored the envelopes to match with colored pencils. I used a post-it note mask to create the overlapping cups.

Check out more inspiration on the Prickley Pear Blog.

All the dies and stamps can be found at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps under New Releases.

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Check back tomorrow for more new cards.




Riley and Co. Release Week Day 4

Okay so I can’t count (and I am a little behind). It is Day 4 of Release Week over at Riley and Co. You can check out the hard work from the Design Team here.  The team has been very busy.

Here I created a shaker card featuring the Happy Pumpkin Spice Day! (As I am writing I am enjoying my own pumpkin spice coffee. Happy me!)
This card was fun to create. I used the Nesting Ovals with pierced dots to create the pumpkin, Karen Burniston’s Tree Pop Up Die Set for the pop up feature (I used it twice) and the stem (the tree trunk) and Nature’s Edges Die Set for the grass. I used my MISTI to divide the sentiment Advice from a Pumpkin between the front of the card and inside.
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Check back tomorrow for more inspiration.






Riley and Co.’s Card Bonanza for August is Here!

I love working with the Dress Up Riley Stamps and Dies.

Here I started with the Red Rubber Basic Stamps and Dies. I added the ice skating dress from the Winter Accessories and topped it off the with the skirt from the Summer Fun Accessories. For fun I layered the pinwheel with a small brad so that it will move and added a popsicle. All of this is layered on the Nesting Ovals with pierced dots.

Next up is Balloons Riley floating on by to say Happy Birthday.


And of course, I have to include one of the Mushroom Lane.

This is the House with Shed. I never get tired of coloring these.

Good thing next week is release week at Riley and Co. I will need some new houses to color. Check back Monday August 21 for all the goodies.

Today though check out the Riley and Co. blog for inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.



Prickely Pear is All a Flutter

Things are all a flutter with Butterflies over at the Prickley Pear Blog today. The team has worked on a variety of cards using butterflies and a few dragonflies.
I used the Dainty Dragonflies Clear Stamps and Die and Butterflies 2 and Die. I stamped at the images on both paper and a piece of plastic film. I colored them with my Copic markers. I stapled the plastic to the cardstock and covered the staple with Stickles.

I used the Mini Butterfly Clear Stamp Set and Mini Butterfly Die The flowers were stamped on prints made with my Gelli Arts Gel Plate and the butterflies were die cut from papers created with ColorBursts.

Check out the Prickley Pear Blog for additional cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Inspriation Aug 2017


You never really want to need sympathy cards, but it is part of the circle of life. To create this card I used the Tree 2 Die and the Memory Becomes a Treasure stamp. I used the negative space left from die cutting the trees to ink the trees in the background. Using my MISTI,  I was able to split the sentiment between the front of the card and inside.

Check out the Prickley Pear Blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Riley and Co. Card Bonanza

I don’t know where July went, and can’t believe it is already August. I totally forgot to post my cards for July. So let’s just rewind a bit.

Of course I have another Mushroom Lane House, today is the Library. The colors were influenced by a recent visit to the local children’s library.

My next card features Riley Dress Up Stamp and Die, the barbell and shorts come from the Sports Accessories Clear Stamp and Die, the sentiment is Abs are Great and two of the new Karen Burniston dies Cup Cake Pop-Up Die Set and the Tree Pop-Up Die Set. (I used the Pop-Up feature for the tree to make Riley pop up.)


Check out Riley and Co.’s Blog for more inspiration.

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is Celebrating the Holiday with Stars and Stripes

When thinking of stars and stripes, many people think of red, white and blue. I picked a more colorful palette.  On the 4th of July, hand churned ice cream (we had a hand cranked ice cream maker and everyone took a turn) was always a part of the celebration. So in honor of the tradition I chose the Build an Ice Cream Cone Clear Stamp Set and matching die.

Check out the other Design Team members take on Stars and Stripes theme for today on the Prickley Pear Blog. All these stamps can be found at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.


It’s a Celebration at Prickley Pear

You can never have too many birthday cards on hand. This fun card uses the Build a Cupcake Clear Stamp Set and the coordinating die.

On the inside I used VersaMark Ink to create a subtle background paper. To make the card gender neutral I stamped the sentiment with out the flower flourish at the bottom. I also add a small pocket to hold a gift card. Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving this card.

Check out more Celebrations inspiration with the Design Team on the Prickley Pear Blog.






Riley and Co. Card Bonanza for June 2017

It is a card bonanza over at Riley and Co. I have loved using the summer time images of Riley. Here I used the Dress Up Riley Stamps and Basic Die Set, the Riley Sports Clear Stamps and Sport Die Set, the waves from the Summer Fun Die Set, the Nesting Ovals with dots and Moose Sayings 1.

This card with BBQ Riley makes a great guy card. It can easily be changed to a Father’s Day card.

For the front of the card I used Dress Up Riley Stamps and Basic Die Set, the Summer Fun Accessories Clear Stamps and Summer Fun Accessories Dies, and Plant a Seed of Kindness. When you plant a seed of kindness it is fun to see what happens. The inside of the cards is a surprise.

This is one of the new dies designed by Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley. I have loved woking with Karen’s new dies. This is the Flower Pot Pop-Up Die Set. On the front and inside I also used the Nature’s Edges Die Set, and the label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up Die Set.

Check out the Riley Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Stay tuned for more inspiration.



CardMaker Blog Hop with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is excited to be blog hopping CardMaker Magazine.

If you are following along, you should have come from Stephine’s Blog

If you are lost here is the complete list.

CardMaker Magazine

Katie Gehring

We are sharing some of our projects with featuring the stamps and dies released in May.  These stamps and dies were so much fun to work with. I think the birdhouses and tulips were my favorite.

To create this card I started by stamping the Spring Tulip Large, (masking as needed). Then I stamped the Tiny Tulip (again masking as needed). I created the paper fence mask and taped it over the card. The Large Birdhouses and the Small Birdhouse were stamped next. Leaving the masks in place it inked the background. I used Prisma Colored pencils to color the design.


What a great encouragement card this would make. I used the Cora the Fairy and You Are stamps. I stamped Cora 3 times to create the layers and added Wink of Stella to the wings.

Thanks for stopping by.

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