CHA – How Cool!!

So I had an awesome opportunity pop up last week and I have been dying to share it with y’all!  I got the go ahead today so here goes nothing!  I have been on Christina Renee’s digital team for a few months as a guest and was recently asked to be a full time member of her Hybrid Team.   Very cool!   (And I’ve got the coolest thing to share with you later on – with a tutorial!)

Well – guess who is debuting a paper line at CHA this week???  Yep, Christina Renee!  And it includes STAMPS!!!!  How awesome is that?  All put out by Prima!  You can see sneak peeks of her scrap sheets and her collage sheets <here>. Well, turns out she lives like 5 minutes from me and she just got the prototype of the stamps and needed help making some samples to show at CHA.  Of course I was all over that – so I picked them up for a day and whipped up a few samples.  And she said I can show them to you!  She’s got a great vintage/ephemera/grungy style that was very different for me – but I really think she has such a wide range to her stamps that there is something for everyone!  My understanding is that they will be clear acrylic stamps on an 8.5×11 sheet…..and the price is quite reasonable!  I’m not sure what all I am at liberty to share, but I’ll ask!  (Dude, the alpha she has is freakin awesome!!!! And totally affordable and BIG!)  Anyway, here’s what I made….I hope that Prima is ok with me sharing these – I asked Christina and she gave me the go ahead…..


I just knew this stamp would see ink first – it totally needed to be on a Fabriano card….beautiful!

supplies: image – Christina Renee Designs by Prima; fabriano notecard; may arts ribbon; silver cord; charm from Joann’s; niji waterbrush; mellow moss, close to cocoa, more mustard and rose red reinkers. 


Totally simple, but I didn’t think it needed anything else!  I know Tiff (my SIL) will love it!

supplies: image by CRD for Prima; white cardstock; palette noir ink; and black grosgrain ribbon.


This is kinda plain, but I wanted to show the pearl-ex on those images.  The strip on the left is similar to the Sassy Lace she sells in her digital shop.

supplies: Images by CRD for Prima; essential glue pad;  always artichoke, vanilla and eggplant cardstock; eggplant and artichoke markers; aztec gold pearl-ex; edge distresser; and dimensionals.

And the last one…


I wanted to do cracked glass (one of my favorite techniques!) because it just went with the whole style of her images.  (And  there are SO many, I have just shown a couple of them.)

supplies: images by CRD for Prima; UTEE; versamark; heat gun; freezer; sponge; edge distresser; pale plum,  perfect plum, vanila and chocolate chip cardstock; brown stazon; perfect plum, close to cocoa, and apricot appeal reinkers; niji waterbrush; and dimensionals.

So there’s a peek at something coming out later this year!

14 comments to CHA – How Cool!!

  • Beautiful!!!

    You’ve won an award over on my site. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Melissa

    I love the paper!!! I also LOVE that Paris card!! Is that one of her new stamps? What’s the name of her line (you probably put it there and i missed it!) I hope my lss is going to carry her stuff!!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the beautiful cards!!!

  • beautiful cards!

    I just saw your mailbox was featured on Tip Junkie blog ( thought i’d let you know incase you didnt know already. 🙂

  • Emily, these images are great. Thanks for giving us a preview. If/when you know they’ve hit the store, DO let us know.

  • Vicki K

    As always, Emily, your cards are beautiful. Always love your interpretations. You’re quite an inspiration!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer

    You totally made it work!! It looks great. The paris card was really pretty. So elegant!

  • Jean

    Emily – you know I love that cracked glass effect. Sooooo elegant. The pearl-ex is an awesome effect, too. All four cards are wonderful. It is really fun to check out your newest creative adventure. Have a wonderful day 🙂

  • Kim

    Congratuations on the design team!! Beautiful cards, will have to keep an eye out for their stamps…ohhh…more things to purchase! 😉

  • Emily! When I saw that first card, I said “Oh is that beautiful!” right out loud to my computer and my dog and cat as they are the only ones home. When and where can we buy these? Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ooops, sorry! I forgot to say congratulations! They are getting a top notch designer!

  • twinks

    Beautiful cards! Congratulations, Emily!

  • Diane Lapointe

    Congrats Emily!!! They are lucky to have you,you are one talented lady!!

  • Congratulations Emily! They are lucky to have YOU! Look at what you have done with thier products already! Woohoooo!

  • Hello Emily,

    I hope you will notice this reply to this 4 year old post! I’m glad I found your blog.
    I recently started making cards and I got some Christina Renee stamps, I would love to have more. (I got no.1, 3 and 5). I can hardly find anything about her on the internet, the websites that I find are empty.
    Do you know her current website or a shop that sells her stamps? (I prefer stamps, not the paper). And also I hope there are online stores in Europe. (I live in the Netherlands.)
    I’ll check your blog out a bit more, from the examples above I think I’ll like it!

    Debbie / Daqa.

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