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.

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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.)


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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.

You are next stop is Heather’s Blog

Don’t forget to by the Prickley Pear Blog when you are finished hopping and leave comment for a chance to win a gift certificate.




Celebrating Dads with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

With Father’s Day only a few days away, today the DT for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is celebrating all dads. Here is a card I made for my dad (luckily he is not computer guy, so my secret is safe).

To create the image I stamped the Tools ATC and the Any Man Can stamps on black cardstock with Silver Delicata Ink. I used my MISTI so I could stamp them multiple times.

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Karen Burniston is in Cahoots with Riley and Co.

Did you hear the new? Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley & Co. have created a new company, KB Riley LLC. This is where you will find all of Karen’s new Pop Up Dies and Accessories.  Check out the website HERE and the Facebook page HERE. You can pre-order dies through June 1st (orders will start shipping June 1). You won’t miss out on these.

I have always loved creating with Karen’s dies and was so excited to get to play with the new dies.  I stared with the Flower Pot Pop-Up Die Set, Nature’s Edges Die Set, Katherine Label Pop-Up Die Set, and Word Set 1: Greetings Die Set. I use the edges to create the fancy border. For the flowers I used 2 of the big flower to create zinnias. Love how the came out.

Now for the inside…..

Who wouldn’t want to receive a card like this? It just make you want to smile.

Have a great day! I am off to make another card or two.

Riley and Co. May 2017 Card Bonanza

I am back this week with the Riley and Co. Card Bonanza.  I have three fun cards to share this week. First up is a step card featuring Felix with a Balloon, although I did cut off the balloon string and attached it with a wire. I also stamped and cut out additional balloons. I used the Now That I Am Old birthday greeting and cut it up to fit on the card. I think the wiggle eyes make the card fun.

Here I used Tucker the dog and the Aspire to Be sentiment. Tucker is thinking about how good Riley is at horseshoes. It looks like Riley isn’t doing too great with two horseshoes on his antlers from the Sports Accessories Clear Stamps and dies and the Square Word Bubble Dies.

But inside the card you can see that there are 2 ringers.  Everything isn’t always what it appears to be. The Happy Father’s Day is part of the Everyday Sayings.

Last is a slider card that is just fun. The stamp is Balloons Riley. Pull the tab at the top ….

to reveal the sentiment inside.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. Check out the other Design Team members work at on the Riley and Company blog. This week fellow MooseMates Angie and Joy are featured, stop by their blogs too.