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Friendship Quilt

>> Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I'm pleased to show you my most recent card made with using the Designer Quilt Square.  I started by stamping some squares on white paper and then coloring them with a red & pink Copic marker.  After fussy cutting them, I decided they looked a bit plain, so I embellished them with stripes and dots. 
Wanting to pair it with the new Good Friend Warm Quilt Greeting, I chose an embossed heart background and decided I needed a few extra hearts.  I colored and cut out the hearts from the
Heart Swag Snowman stamp, and added them to the centers of my quilt squares. 
The greeting was die cut and attached with dimensional foam dots and I added lace, twine and a red flower shaped gem to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting us here at the DRS Designs blog, and click here to check out the current color challenge!


Autumn Greetings

>> Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall is such a fun time of the year. I love seeing the beauty of the leaves changing colors and going for walks in the cooler temperatures!! My card today celebrates fall.

I began by stamping the lady scarecrow in Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring her with Copics and die cutting her with some nesties. She's layered on some die cut Bravo Burgundy CS. The background was created by stamping the bottom of the So Saffron layer with the new Silhouette Corn Stalk in VersaMark ink, then I embossed the top of the panel with the CB swirls folder. The strip of Bravo Burgundy was punched with a border and then the ribbon was added. A leaf button and some baker's twine were added to the ribbon. The Autumn Greetings was stamped with black ink and die cut with the same type of nesties to complete the card. Hope you like it. I think this scarecrow is so cute and can be colored to match whatever paper/design you're going with!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Daily Thread

>> Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall has arrived in Georgia, with cool night and mild days. It's my favorite time of the year. I love sleeping under a quilt the was made by my mother and her sisters, it so warm and comforting. There really is nothing like a homemade quilt.

For my card today I used the new Designer Quilt Square  from DRS designs. I stamped it three times with black ink and colored it with Copic markers then fussy cut. These were layered onto a dark eggplant paper.

I stamped the Daily Thread Greeting  and added some paper piercing and pen stitching. The background was embossed in a embossing folder.

Have a wonderful day,



A Warm Quilt

>> Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello friends!! What a great fall day! Love this cooler weather, don't you?
DRS stamps: Designer quilt square 166D, A Good Friend 169G
I used a stamp aligner to stamp nine Designer Quilt Squares on white cardstock then used a paper piercer and ruler to pierce all the holes you see thread in.  I used embroidery floss to sew around the edges and then to make all those French knots.  Next, I die cut this pretty purple oval shaped panel and foam taped it to the quilt.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white and sponged some orange Brilliance on before removing the die.  The ribbon for my bow is actually where I got my inspiration for the colors of my quilt..  Hope you like it!
I'm off to teach a class today at a local stamp store and my images...3 DRS Christmas stamps!! I think the ladies are going to love them and love coloring them too!!
Well, I have to get movin along so I'll good bye till next time and happy trails to you...Hahaha! I just had to say that, sorry!


Thanksgiving Candle

>> Friday, October 17, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Today I'm using this lovely sunflower hurricane candle image. And unintentionally continuing the plaid theme we seem to have going this week. I had this leftover little white frame w/ the big circle cut out of it and noticed that it just fit around my candle. So after coloring the candle, I used a craft knife to cut around a couple of branches to lift them on top of the frame. Then I used the woven plaid image to stamp on top of the frame before attaching it on top of my candle.

I stamped the greeting on a golden strip of card stock and stamped more of the plaid on a leftover piece for my punched leaves. A couple of chocolate brown layers & a little gold stickles in the flower centers & flame finished it. The card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Be sure to check out the DRS Thursday's a Color Challenge this week.
paper: white, chocolate brown, golden tan
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circle & square dies, maple leaf & oak leaf punches, acorn die, stickles


Challenge #144 - Inspired by Color Challenge!

>> Thursday, October 16, 2014

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our winner from last week is....

Congratulations! You are the winner from our I'm So Hungry! Challenge! 
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

 This week's challenge is our...
Inspired by Color Challenge
The theme for this challenge is Sunny Fall colors!
 (use some of the colors inspired by this picture somewhere on your creation)
You don't have to use all of these colors, or only these colors.

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, Oct 22, at 6 pm EDT. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing. From all of the entries, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive their choice of 2 stamps from the online catalog at!

And here are some wonderful color inspired cards from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!




Plaid Tutorial

>> Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Every now and again I get lucky and get to spend a weekend at a stamp show.  Yeah!!  This past weekend I was in York PA demonstrating how our Woven Plaid stamp makes a quick and easy plaid.  The fun part was after spending so much time doing the quick and easy plaids I still had time to try stamping the plaids a little different, and boy was I pleased with the results!!  Today I'm going to share some of those results with you!  

Are you ready???

Let me start by saying that I was using a cling mounted stamp instead of my usual mounted version.  Because of this I was able to cut my stamp in 3rd's.

Here's what our Woven Plaid stamp looks like, 

and here's where I cut apart my stamp... (hint... when I cut any stamp apart I usually add a notch or zigzag so when I want to put the stamp back together they fit together like puzzle pieces)

Here goes....

I started by putting just the biggest section on my acrylic mount and inking it with a taupe dye ink

my favorite plaid is a diagonal so I started by angling across the center.

I changed the angle of my card making the stamped image straight and then filled the card above the single stamped image leaving about 1/8" in between each image (hint - I always stamp ABOVE the first image so I can see where to place it easier) I did have to rotate it half way through to finish

After choosing a green dye ink as my second color I once again stamped it at an angle in the center, crossing the taupe lines

and again changed the angle of my card to stamp above the center green image leaving 1/8" between images

till I filled the card again!

Now it was time to remove the widest part of the plaid stamp from my acrylic mount and replace it with the smallest piece.

Using a black dye ink pad and the smallest section of the plaid I stamped it in the center of the widest part of the taupe plaid images

till I stamped over all of them...

and then started stamping on top of the green images as well...

till I had filled the entire card.  I have to add here how freaky it was stamping on top of the taupe and green, because it kept changing the color of my black ink.  Okay not really, but the colors are seriously different depending on whether you've stamped on the taupe or the green or the combination of'll see :)

To finish my card I stamped our Hayrides Harvest Sentiment on white card stock using brown dye ink, overstamped it with our Pumpkin with Leaves and orange dye ink and added 

the flourish from our Handmade Fragile stamp before die cutting it with an oval nestie die and then layered it with a green scalloped die cut.

So, what do you think?  Talk about a whole different look for our plaid stamp right?  Oh, I should mention that this whole plaid took less than 10 minutes to make.  It was so quick I was able to do these as well....

Thanks for visiting!!


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