Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Tote Bag

Last year Mae Armstrong created a tote bag using PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps for us that we just LOVE and really out did herself with her Easter projects. We had to share a few this season! The first one is a stamping and sewing project.  If sewing intimidates you (like me!) have no fear, Mae has made it really simple to follow on her blog with a step by step tutorial.  Hop on over to her blog for all the details on how to make.

Easter Tote Bag Potrait2

Be sure to check out her Easter treat packaging ideas, too AND her paper carrots! 

Bunny Tails - Treat Packaging Idea3

Bunny Tails Potrait

She's one talented lady, that Mae Armstrong! We sure do miss her on the team with her innovative projects. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stacking Boxes

Today we I am sharing a project by Ginger Snap Crafts that we just love because it's educational, seasonal and fun for kids!  Ginger created a project to teach numbers using jelly beans and stacking boxes.  This creative Momma really knows how to come up with cute kids projects.

jellybean stacking boxes

Using her Silhouette, she used Easter craft paper to create stacking boxes.

psa stacking boxes

Then she filled the first one up with jelly beans.

jelly bean box

Using her PSA Funky Numbers Peel & Stick stamp set, she stamped numbers on paper, punched out and then adhered to the boxes.  This way the kids can count and sort their jelly beans into the stacking boxes.   What a fun activity for the kids.  My daughter Molly would love this!

psa essential numbers stamp

When she was finished, she tied it all up with twine from The Twinery!  It's an adorable addition to Easter baskets this year.

jellybean stacking boxes

What are you working on with your kids this year for Easter? 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Easter Cards We Love

Paper Crafter's rejoice in today's post chalk full of beautiful handmade cards and tags for Easter. These works of art by our design team showcase PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps, which are perfect for creating cards, layouts, gifts and more.  

Anthonette Chavez created this Easter Egg heart using our egg stamp from PSA Topiary Peel & Stick pack. We simply adore the detail.  She stamped "Happy Easter" from PSA Topiary, as well. 

Kelly Eubanks created this trio of bunnies using PSA Little Bunny Peel & Stick pack in a clean and simple card design.

Anthonette Chavez creates this card and tag using PSA Little Bunny for the rabbits and "Happy Easter" from PSA Topiary.  


Which one is your favorite? What are you working on for Easter? 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PSA Stamp Sale: 35% OFF

I had to share PSA Essentials is having a 35% OFF SALE on all personalized stamps! 35% OFF means you save $14 each on every stamp design we offer and pay just $26 each stamp.  The sale ends Saturday, so head on over and shop now.  Stock up for Mother's Day, or they make great gifts for housewarming or weddings.  Even our newly released designs are on sale!
Start shopping here

Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter is on it's way!

Anyone who knows me knows that Easter is just about my favorite holiday!  Warmer weather (not too hot in South Carolina!) and longer days -- Easter in Springtime brings such freshness and life!  I love the colors of Easter and all the wonderful opportunity for kids crafting.  Each year, my mother and I host an Easter Egg Hunt at her home.  For weeks leading up to the party, my daughter Molly and I work on a variety of Easter projects.  I'll be sharing them over the next few weeks!

Are you ready to get started on Easter?  Save this when you are ready to decorate eggs!  Stamped eggs are a great way to decorate.   Use a variety of stamps, ink colors, and get creative!  This idea is a monogram egg and several dozen would surely make an impact on a table.   You could also use these as "place cards" at the table to indicate where people should sit.

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Gina at the Shabby Creek Cottage stamped some eggs for Easter using her PSA Essentials Vanilla Peel & Stick stamps.   She placed the stamp on an acrylic block and dipped it in a black ink pad.  Then she carefully stamped on the egg.   Since the surface is round, a perfect impression is hard to achieve.  She colored in the stamp with a black marker to get rounded and perfect edges.   Let it dry before touching! 

What are you doing to get ready for Easter?  We can't wait to hear! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stamped Shamrock Pin

Rubber Stamped Shamrock Pin

Our fabulous and talented design team member, Mrs. Green, created a quick and easy, pin for St. Patrick's Day! She did a GREAT tutorial with lots of product photos and step-step instructions. Visit her tutorial here!

shamrock rubber stamp

stamped shamrock pin

The shamrock stamp is from PSA Mixed Holiday Peel & Stick pack! This pack by PSA Essentials has a variety of holidays, one for each major holiday of the year.  Perfect for crafters who just want to get one pack for all holidays!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at PSA Essentials!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sugar Scrub Gift

Diana at The Girl Creative made the most divine looking Sugar Scrub to give as a gift.  Give this to a friend who needs a little pampering, to your babysitter, or to your mother-in-law so she can relax and put her feet up!  (Oh, heck -- make it for yourself!)  A small, homemade gift really shows you care.  (Some girls need a little pampering!)  Diana calls it "Winter White Sugar Scrub" and she's used a snowflake from PSA Whimsy Flakes as a tag to dress it up. 

Winter White Sugar Scrub

Doesn't it look amazing? Good enough to eat! 

Sugar Scrub

I absolutely adore the stamp tag tied perfectly with twine. 

DIY Sugar Scrub

Here's the recipe: 

1.5 C of white granulated sugar
1/4 C of baby oil
1 tbsp of vaseline
1 tbsp of hand soap
Just mix it all together and spoon it into your jar. The amount of each ingredient can be tweaked to your liking. Diana used baby oil but you can use any oil that you have on hand.  See her round up of 15 different sugar scrubs -- if this is your thing, be sure to check this post out! 
Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes
Head on over to Diana's blog and check out all her amazing DIY projects, round ups and ideas. Read her full tutorial with more pictures of her Winter White Sugar Scrub that includes a FREE printable or Read all 15 recipes of Homemade Sugar Scrubs here

Monday, March 10, 2014

50% Peel & Stick sale starts today!

If you aren't 100% sure what PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps are, watch our video.  You will see that most stamps are glued directly onto the stamper.  Not PSA -- we have patented technology where our stamp dies are SUPER sticky, you can PEEL off your design, STICK on a new one, and then repeat.  The dies never loose their stickiness.  We have THOUSANDS of Peel & Stick stamp collections.   This means you can change up your personalized address stamp middle (your last name, your monogram...) and add in a cupcake.  Or a Christmas tree.  Or an American flag.  You can get creative with your correspondence.  I always change up my middle to suit the card, invitation, or even bills I am sending.   For my daughters birthday, I use "your invited" or a cupcake. It makes sending mail just a bit more fun!

Our Peel & Stick stamps also work alone, on an acrylic block, so you can use our stamps just like any other clear rubber stamp.  Create cards, scrapbook layouts, DIY home decor, gift wrap, gift tags, and much more. This blog is dedicated to the use of Peel & Stick stamps -- we have thousands of projects and ideas for you! If you are new to this blog, be sure to search our archives and use the search box to find what you are interested in.

This card was created using the butterfly from PSA Cupcake, one of our best selling collections.

Today and tomorrow, PSA Essentials is having a 50% OFF SALE on all Peel & Stick stamps! A pack of 10 stamps usually retails for $15, but today and tomorrow, is just $7.50 each.  Visit this site to get yours now!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

FREE Lucky Printables

Reasons to Skip The Housework has created FREE printables for you for St. Patrick's Day! And she's provided an excellent garland/banner tutorial using PSA Essentials to make your house extra festive.  She's used the shamrock stamp from PSA Happy Holidays collection (our mixed holiday set of Peel & Stick stamps which includes a stamp for various holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day.)

First, download your free printable.  Then you will need to do some stamping! Gather your supplies.

Look how adorable this turned out! Full tutorial can be found here. 

Thanks to Melanie, PSA Essentials Design Team Member, for creating these free printables and tutorial! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's coming! March 10th & 11th

For those of you that know me or have been reading this blog for the last four years, you know I love to craft! I've been so lucky to work for a stamp manufacturer and have thousands of stamps available to me for various projects.  If you have been eyeing any of our Peel & Stick stamps, our interchangeable middles that can be used with your personalized stamp, or alone, you have to get ready to buy March 10th and March 11th! Retailers will have ALL Peel & Stick packs on sale for 50% OFF. 

In the history of working for PSA Essentials, I can't recall a sale this size.  A pack of Peel & Stick stamps includes 10 stamps: 9 middles and 1 outer ring.  They usually retail for $15.  For 2 days only, you can get the stamps for $7.50!  Time to stock up. 

Either use the Peel & Stick packs for your correspondence -- switch out your monogram for a Christmas tree for your holiday cards, a cupcake for a birthday party invitation, or "thank you" sentiment when sending a thank you note.  

Or get crafty!  Make cards, scrapbook layouts,  DIY gift wrap, tags, canning jars, home decor projects, kids projects and so much more.   This blog is dedicated to all things crafty using our Peel & Stick stamps. Stay awhile and check out our great projects from our design team! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekend Recap

We had a wonderful weekend enjoying family time! It was action packed but relaxing at the same time, a perfect combination and just the way I like it.  Saturday morning we started by making a birthday card for our friend, Jettie, and then headed off to a FROZEN themed birthday party! We used a cupcake from PSA Whimsy Cake Peel & Stick stamps by PSA Essentials and Molly colored it up.... (Connor was a mess with crafts and markers as usual...)

This Frozen party was epic.  An incredible dessert bar, massive cake, bounce house, make-your-own Olaf marshmallow treats, face painting, microphones for a sing-a-long, and wine for the adults!  It was at Corks in Bluffton

On Sunday, we went to Three Sisters Farm to pick daffodils! We went with our friends the Spencers and enjoyed a sunny Sunday morning running through the fields of beautiful blooms. 

Ready now for a busy work week! What are your week plans?