Monday, February 13, 2017

New Valentine Animals from Pretty Cute Stamps!

Hello! I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend :) We had a great weekend here - the weather has finally warmed up a bit, and we watched the movie Trolls over the weekend for our Family Movie night and our girls loved it!! It's so funny how many older songs are on the new kids' movie soundtracks now. I feel kinda cool knowing all the words ;) lol. We also did a bit of shopping and went swimming at our local YMCA. And, of course, I fit in some crafting!

I am so super excited to share some of the new designs that Lisa at Pretty Cute Stamps has come out with!! She put these adorable images in the shop this week and I thought they'd be perfect to whip up some adorable Valentines for some little family friends. I started off by opening up PicMonkey (one of my fav tools to work with digi stamps!) and adding a white jpeg. I simply saved a project life card to my computer and use it as a base. Then, I add layers to the white background by choosing to 'add an overlay' from my computer. I choose the PNG versions of the stamps and sentiments I want to add and arrange them as desired. Using the PNG version allows you to layer the images as if you were 'masking' them in regular stamping - but way easier! You can even change the colour of the image with a click! I coloured my sentiments and printed my animals in black. I even added a second adorable ostrich to the card on the bottom right and clicked the arrow button to flip him so they were facing each other. Easy peasy! I then used my new Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils to colour in my images, adding some shading in different areas.

I used these wonderful food-safe Mini Glassine Bags from SpiegelMom Scraps to fill with some Conversation Hearts and added part of a doily, some red twine and a sequin heart from the Love Beats Sequin Mix.

I stamped Happy Valentines Day from the Be Mine Pretty Cute Stamps clear stamp set on the back of my cards and attached the goodies to the top of the card with a couple glue dots.

Here's a look at these amazing new digital stamps available right now at Pretty Cute Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful Monday! 

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Fav Tool - Using the PicMonkey Program and my printer for digi stamps!
Craftaholics R Us - Love/Romance
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday


  1. These are all so adorable, Karla!! I love the images you used and the fun sentiments!! The treat bags are so fabulous!! Love them all!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh how sweet your cards are and I love the treat bags with the candy hearts showing through! Just adorable! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Challenges!

  3. This is really great!! I love Karla, I love those little glassine bags and the cards too cute
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #198- “PINK and/or RED or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Your cards and Valentine bags are so sweet. I love the images and cute sentiments and the treat bags are so pretty. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Sooooo Darn Ca-UUUTE!!! The cards are just adorable Karla and the treat bags look awesome!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. Such a fun and cute way to package a Valentine treat. I live the ostriches. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

  7. These are adorable! I love the treats on the backs. Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us!
    ~Owner/DT Janis