Stampin’: Old and New

Last night I decided to brainstorm a few ideas , since Sale A Bration is ending and the new catalog will be coming out soon. We don’t know which sets will stay and which will go, but I found a new one that has really won me over in versatility, and an old tried and true to show off!  The Hello, Sailor is sadly retired, but there are several other sea themed sets( and you know I own them all), that would substitute beautifully! The Hardwood Background stamp is so cool….use it as a fence, floor, deck….it’s really interchangeable. Also, just in the different types of wood it could be!

The first card has a Mint Macaron base of 4 1/4″ by 11″ , scored at 5 1/2″ , so it is a vertical stand card. I used a piece of the Perfectly Artistic DSP, that is in the SAB catty. I used the greenish shade as I thought it went the best colorwise, and attached with Snail adhesive. It’s cut at 4″ by 5 1/4″. I added strips of Mint Macaron, 4 to be exact, measured at 1″ by 4 1/4″ and sponged the edges in Mint Macaron as well, placed on again with Snail. Then I used a piece of Watermelon Wonder 2 7/8″ by 4 7/8″ , sponged in the matching ink and a piece of Whisper White at 2 6/8″ by 4 6/8″. I stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron, and flower in Watermelon Wonder. These were attached with Snail as well. I used the 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch in Watermelon Wonder, and the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch in Whisper White. I popped each of those two up on dimensionals. Then, finally added a bow in the Whisper White Stitched Satin ribbon. Also, my new FAVORITE, Wink of Stella on the Mint sweep.

Side note: I am not a glitter fan…..for me it never ends up where I want, so it’s usually all over me. HOWEVER…..I LOVE the Wink of Stella, I truly have added it to almost every new card I’ve made since it was delivered……and even re-embellished a few old cards too!

OK, back to our regularly scheduled stamping….. 🙂

For the second card, I used Tempting Turquoise as the base, again a vertical card.

Base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Second layer: Crumb Cake 4″ by 5 1/4″, I used the Hardwood Background stamp in Early Espresso and sponged the edges as well.

Top Layer: 2 1/2″ by 4 2/8″ piece of Crumb Cake, stamped again with the Hardwood, but this time in Crumb Cake, sponged the edges as well. I cut a notch to make it a banner style layer.

I used a piece of the Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon, and used my dauber to add Tempting Turquoise until I got the shade I liked.

I also used a piece of Crumb Cake on the inside to keep the more masculine tone of the card.

Again, sadly the Hello, Sailor set is RETIRED :(….but there are many other Nautical or Nature stamp set you could substitute in…..Sorry about that!

Hope these hold you over until tomorrow….I have a really cute video to share with Y O U!!

Till next time;)

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Number of Years

 

 

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# 133032

 

Retired Hello, Sailor

 

Supplies:

# 141021 Perfectly Artistic DSP…FREE Sale A Bration, ends TODAY 3/31/16

# 140653 Number of Years, Photopolymer stamp set

# 133032 Hardwood Background stamp, wood

# 138339 2015-2017 In Color card stock, includes Mint Macaron & Watermelon Wonder

# 102067 Tempting Turquoise card stock

# 138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

# 138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

# 126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

# 120953 Crumb Cake card stock

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

#138429 Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon

# 119850 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

# 118874 23/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

# 141897 Wink of Stella Clear

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 101610 Stampin Sponges

# 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block  starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Stampin’ Up Tips, Newbie Info and Sale A Bration Ends

  

Gate Fold card

BASE: 4 1/4″ by 11″ , score at 2 3/4″ on both long(11″) ends of the card,

SECOND LAYER: 2 6/8″ by 3 7/8″ piece , you need two of these

TOP LAYER: 2 5/8″ by 3 6/8″ piece, you will also need two of these

For the base I used Delightful Dijon,

second layer in Mossy Meadow,

top layer in Whisper White, one was the Thick WW, one was regular,

I used Archival Black ink pad for the bird and sentiment.

  

  

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Supplies:

# 141291 Honeycomb Happiness clear mount stamp FREE!! ends 3/31/16

# 138700 Best Thoughts clear mount stamp, Hostess set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 140272 Whisper White thick card stock

# 138338 Delightful Dijon card stock

# 133676 Mossy Meadow card stock

#141897 Wink of Stella clear glitter brush

# 133654 2014-2016 In Color markers, includes Tangelo Twist

# 140931 Black Archival ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102845 Blender Pens

# 103954 Aqua Painters

# 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block  starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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One Big Meaning, Stampin’ Up

Hey Stampin’ friends…..wishing us all a sunshiney spring! This set is one I really needed to get, especially since I saw a Stamp friend of mine use it….I HAD TO HAVE IT!

I thought I would try something I’ve never done before, which is combine a lot of stamps onto one clear block. One thing though,  they all needed to be similar and I really didn’t have a large set like that, so that also lit a fire under me…..I think it’s a neat idea to do a monochrome-ish style, with a pop of color. At first I thought that the bright words would do it. Then,  I added dimensionals.  Then I  thought the coordinating paper trimmed and layered really did it for the look I wanted…..Hope you enjoy it too!! 🙂

 https://youtu.be/LukEvFUTFAk

I started with Very Vanilla,  truly because I think it gives a really expensive look to the card, if that makes sense.  Whisper White really didn’t give the finished look I had in my head. I decided to do two layers and then it ran away with me….

So as always,  start Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ for a vertical card, or 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at  4 1/4″ for a horizontal card. An extra layer of Very Vanilla 4″ by 5 1/4″, and then from there it’s up to you….

#1 card has a 1 1/8″ by1 3/8″ piece of Very Vanilla layered onto a 1 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ piece of Blackberry Bliss.

#2 card a 1″ by 3 1/8″ piece of Very Vanilla on top of a 1 1/8″ by 3 2/16″ piece of Cucumber Crush, I also sponged the edges of the main panel in Tip Top Taupe.

#3 card is a fussy cut of whichever sentiment you love the best, with a pearl for good measure 😉

#4 which is my FAV, has a 1″ by 3″ piece of Very Vanilla, 1 1/8″ by 3 1/8″ piece of Watermelon Wonder, and a 1 2/8″ by 3 2/8″ piece of Cucumber Crush on the bottom. Also a little pearl in the curl, and some Crystal Effects on the heart <3.

Can’t wait to hear which is your favorite!!! Drop me a comment:)

 

Till next time……

 

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Supplies:

# 139420 One Big Meaning clear mount stamp set

# 133675 Blackberry Bliss card stock

#100730 Whisper White card stock

# 138334 Watermelon Wonder card stock

# 138335 Cucumber Crush card stock

# 138324 Cucumber Crush ink pad

# 138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

# 133642 Blackberry Bliss ink pad

#126985 Wisteria Wonder ink pad

# 133644 Lost Lagoon ink pad

# 138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

# 138325 Tip Top Taupe ink pad

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 101055 Crystal Effects

# 119247 Basic Pearl Jewels

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block  starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Six Sided Sampler version 2.0, Stampin’ Up

I found this simply, beautiful card on Pinterest. It is so pure and light and airy I just had to make it, and I finally got my Wink of Stella brush in the mail….. I just couldn’t resist!

 

Card base is Tip Top Taupe cut at 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, second layer is Marina Mist cut at 5 1/4″ by 4″, then Whisper White cut at 5 1/8″ by 3 7/8″. I stamped 5 hexagons of the various patterns from the Six Sided Sampler onto Whisper White, and punched them out with the coordinating Hexagon Punch. I tested out the arrangement of the hexagons,  then stamped the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures in Tip Top Taupe. I secured them all down with Snail adhesive, then I cut a piece of the clear glitter tape( which came today as well) in half lengthwise and slipped it right along the bottom edge of the hexagons. I went back in and added some Wink of Stella through the splattered areas. I thought the small heart punch was cute but decided to curl the whole heart with my bone folder to rough it up. On card #1 I actually worked the card stock hard enough,  that I was able to split it in half and put the rough or “suede side” facing up. On card #2, I added a second heart in Marina Mist that I roughed up with the bone folder as well. All the hearts are popped up into dimensionals with a few Pearls on the solo heart!

Simple. Pure. Beautiful.

Just as life should be, Enjoy your day!

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Splatter stamp

Supplies:

# 130956 Six Sided Sampler clear mount stamp

# 140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp

# 141020 Glitter Tape SAB free with $50 purchase only thru 3/31/16

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 138422 Tip Top Taupe card stock

# 119682 Marina Mist card stock

# 111351 Pink Pirouette card stock

# 126956 Pink Pirouette ink pad

# 126962 Marina Mist ink pad

# 138325 Tip Top Taupe ink pad

# 141897 Wink of Stella

# 130919 Hexagon Punch

# 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Honeycomb Happiness, Stampin’ Up

Hey friends, hope you had a great holiday!

The title I really wanted to use for this post was, In a World of Vanilla , BE Watermelon Wonder;  but, that seemed a little long winded :), so I went with Honeycomb Happiness.   HAPPINESS in itself is AWESOME, and contagious!
There’s a limited time left to get this free SAB set. Thursday is it folks…. No more freebies until next year😩. It’s too cute not to get….now onto the card.

I started with a Chocolate Chip base card of 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″, added a Crumb Cake layer of 3 3/4″ by 4 1/2″, and finally used Very Vanilla cut square at 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″. You’ll also need a small piece of Very Vanilla if you’re going to stamp and fussy cut the ice cream top, to pop up on a dimensional. I also positioned the layers up near the top in case you wanted to add a sentiment piece. Really simple and fun, plus you could use any happy cheery color for the ice cream!

 

watercolored ice cream

 

Honeycomb Happiness

 

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Supplies:

# 141291 Honeycomb Happiness clear mount  FREE with $50 purchase, only thru  3/31/16

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

#102128 Chocolate Chip card stock

# 120953 Crumb Cake card stock

# 126978 Soft Suede ink pad

# 126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

# 138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

# 131261 Stampin’ Write Markers Neutrals, includes Soft Suede marker

#138333 Stampin’ Write Markers, In Color 2015-2017 includes Watermelon Wonder

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 103954 Aqua Painters

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 101055 Crystal Effects

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block  starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

Visit my online store at the link below

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Blog —> Rachthestamper.wordpress.com

Email me —> Rachthestamper@gmail.com

 

Circle Punch card, Stampin’ Up

Such a simple card to do…..fun, quick and cute!

 

Start with a 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ piece of Mint Macaron card stock , add  a 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of Watermelon Wonder card stock, and finally a 3 3/4″ by 5″ piece of Whisper White. I basically punched out several different sized circles, from Mint Macaron, Whisper White and the Designer Series Paper, laid them out on my base to see if I liked how they were arranged,  then adhered them down with Snail adhesive. I punched out the 2″ circle and cut it in half, putting one half on each end. I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch and layered it onto a 1 1/4″ circle of Mint Macaron, popped up on a dimensional.

Just too easy to be true!

B U T!!!! Hurry, Sale a Bration is coming to a close on March 31st. You will not be able to get these stamps, paper,  etc.  anymore once it is finished…..so get to my Online Store…PRONTO!! 🙂

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Supplies:

# 141021 Perfectly Artistic DSP…free with $50 purchase through 3/31/16

# 141327 Party Pants clear mount stamp set….free with $50 purchase through 3/31/16

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 138337 Mint Macaron card stock

# 138334 Watermelon Wonder card stock

# 138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

# 133782 2″ circle punch

# 119850 1 3/4″ circle punch

# 119860 1 3/8″ circle punch

# 119861 1 1/4″ circle punch

# 119868 1″ circle punch

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block  starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

Visit my online store at the link below

Online Store—>http://rachthestamper.stampinup.net/

Blog —> Rachthestamper.wordpress.com

Email me —> Rachthestamper@gmail.com