Retiring Products 2016, Stampin' Up

Last Call All Aboard The Open Sea, Stampin’ Up

Hi stamping friends! This is a very fitting season finale card for several reasons today. First, it’s been raining here since I don’t even know how long….boo:/  Second, it’s like I’m  sailing into the sunset aboard this beautiful vessel, from the open sea which is retiring in a week or so. Lastly,  this is my last blog post until I return  from vacation, which, by then I will have allllll my new stamping products( so I can WOW ya!!).

This set makes a beautiful Father’s day card, but can easily be converted to a Get Well card  or Sympathy or Thinking of you card. It was so fun to water color it, which seems to be all the rage lately. Water coloring is very relaxing, kinda like coloring with crayons:)

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to follow me here on the blog, and you will be sure to know when I am back if you sign up to follow my You Tube channel, Rachthestamper.

I hope to bring you lots of great new ideas, along with all the new products, stamp sets and techniques.

You all are the REASON I make the videos and blog posts, so I hope you’ll continue to watch and leave me comments. When I am back from vacay, I am going to do a few contests, but you will need to be a follower and leave a comment to W I N !!:) I’ll post details when I return.

I can’t wait to see what new fun things we will discover together :-)…….

X O and Until next time……. Stay Crafty!

On Deck
By Sea
RETIRING Open Sea

 

Supplies:

# 123032 The Open Sea clear mount stamp set

# 140748 Going Global clear mount stamp set (Sentiment)

# 122959 Watercolor Paper

# 124267 Basic Black card stock

# 104199 Linen Thread

# 140931 Black Archival ink pad

Pacific Point marker

Soft Suede marker

Soft Sky marker

Real Red marker

Smoky Slate marker

Pumpkin Pie marker

Designer Series Paper of your choice (I used Adventure Bound)

# 138292 Triple Banner Punch

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 103954 Aquapainter

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up

May 2016, Stampin’ Up: Paper Pumpkin

Hi friends! Hope this beautiful day finds you well. I got the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin in the mail the other day, and I always find it a challenge of mine to think of a card outside of what is suggested. I must say, this one was much more difficult than I thought. Once this set is out for a month or so, there will be a plethora of ideas on Google, Pinterest,you name it, but coming up with original ideas out of the blue, on such a specific card style, was surely not as easy this go round. So what I did was a take on the new craze that is: having a diagonal cut of paper on a card front. It is really a cool look, but this card already has that, so I tried to mimic it on the inside. I also thought that the orange inner portion somehow reminded me of vertical blinds, and I think it’s a really cool part of the card. I still may go back and possibly go over the orange with a brown and make it a window blind……I’ll have to work on it and show you sometime later:)

Onto the ideas I came up with….One really cool thing with this set is the sentiments. I must say every time I get a new PP, I think wow these are great fonts, words, sayings, etc. But, once again wow, LOVE the font, the variance of people included in this set( son, dad, uncle, brother) is really, really inclusive! Plus, all the little doodads are super cute, the blue stars, and all the little extra stamps 🙂

I hope, if you haven’t given Paper Pumpkin a shot, that you will take a second look, or even order a 1 month trial…..I promise, you will not be disappointed.

https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en-us/signup/

Until next time…..Stay Crafty 🙂

 

Supplies:

Paper Pumpkin Kit……yup, that’s right, everything I did in these photos was in the kit ( except I used some snail;-) ). So even if you decide to go outside the box, the Paper Pumpkin box that is, add you need is your imagination, and maybe a little Snail:)

NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

You are Amazing, Stampin’ Up Gift card holder

Hey stampers!! Here is a really great gift card holder, that I retooled from an idea on Dawn Griffith’s website. I changed a few things around including the punch she used to make it a gift card or cash/check holder. I used the Decorative Label punch instead of the Circle Punch, but you can certainly use either 🙂 I also did some Ombre  stamping with the solid color block from the NEW Thoughtful Banners stamp set…….this is one you REALLY NEED to get your hands on to appreciate. It does look great in the new catty, but when you realize just how many different words and word combos are in there….well, I think it might be your new go to 🙂 Also, if you don’t have any, the Color Collections DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really amazing. I LOVE the Brights’ pack, which is shown here, but the Subtles’ collection is just so lovely, I can’t wait to get it. Also the Regals’ collection will give a really great selection for all those manly cards with which everyone has trouble. This card is a cinch to make and will certainly give a real W O W, especially along with a nice gift 😉

Make sure you check out the video for the extra great tips, and if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my You Tube channel…..Rachthestamper.

If you don’t yet have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator…..I would L O V E to be yours <3, you can order through my online store at Rachthestamper.stampinup.net .

 

I hope you like the subtle changes  I made to this already fantastic card…..until next time……

Stay Crafty!!:)

 

 

Bermuda Bay front stand up
Melon Mambo front stand up

 

side view
side view

Card Measurements:

Base: Melon Mambo or Bermuda Bay 4 1/2″ by 1″ scored at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″

Inside base: Melon Mambo or Bermuda Bay 3 1/2″ by 9″, scored at 4 1/2″

Layer Pieces: One DSP piece 5 1/4″ by 4 1/4″(main inside),Two Whisper White pieces at 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″, One Whisper White piece at 4″ by 2 1/2″ and one DSP at 4″ by 2 1/2″. Two DSP pieces at 3/4″ by 3 1/2″, One DSP piece 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″( you will use the Punch on this piece) to make your money/gift card holder.

Scrap of Whisper White for the banner punch piece( which I hand cut here) and for the 1″ Circle Punch, and scrap of Main card stock color for the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.

 

open inside
gift card pocket

 

Supplies:

**NEW **Thoughtful Banners photopolymer stamp set

#138434 Brights DSP stack

# 100730 Whisper White  card stock

# 119868 1″ Circle Punch

# 127811 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

# 115320 Melon Mambo card stock

#126948 Melon Mambo in pad

# 131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

# 131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool

# 120907 Decorative Label Punch

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up

CELEBRATE! Stampin’ Up: Paper Pumpkin, April 2016 alternate ideas :)

Hi stampers! Just thought I’d show you a quick and cute alternative card I designed for the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit leftovers. This was the kit with the really cute wreath. It seems a lot of people had some extra pieces left and needed ideas of how to use them up. My first thought when I opened my kit was, that  the wreath leaves reminded me of grass….and off I went.

Be sure to check out the video for a few extra tips, and just a reminder, the current catalog and the occasions catalog are ending May 31, 2016. So if you are on the fence…..you’d better jump over and get the stuff while the gettins’ good 😉

Also, you can order the old kits and refills on the Paper Pumpkin site. It can take a bit for the prior PP’s to become available, but they almost always do 🙂 Click the link below

https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en-us/signup/

Till next time, Stay Crafty 🙂

 

Card Base: Peekaboo Peach (NEW IN COLOR!!) 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″

Layer: Whisper White 5 1/4″ by 4″

Inks are the NEW 2016-2018 IN COLORS!! 🙂

 

 

Supplies:

NEW 2016-18 In Colors Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo & Emerald Envy

NEW 2016-18 In Color Peekaboo Peach card stock

April Paper Pumpkin Scraps

NEW Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 103683 Mini Glue Dots

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Hello Friend, Stampin’ Up: Garden in Bloom

Hey Stampers! Another really cute idea today from the NEW 2016 Stampin’ Up catalog!! I thought I could give you a peek at some of the new ideas without showing you the actual catalog…..like what I did there 🙂

This is a really cute card, however once I covered up the images with the vellum, I JUST HAD TO make another without the vellum;) So, tell me, which is YOUR favorite? Either version was quick, simple and most of all cute.

These new few videos will be my last for a bit, I am going on vacation for about a week, BUT when I return, I will finally be able to show you the new catalog, and ALLLLLL the great new stamps and accessories. New ideas and stamp sets, and of course our tried and true stamp sets…..hopefully some varied and exciting techniques. Don’t worry…..we will still find a way to BRAYER 😀

And, if you have any older stamp sets, that you’ve run out of ideas for, drop me a comment, and I will GLADLY try to make you a video if I own, or can somehow acquire the set you want to see.

I am here for you, I do TRULY LOVE to make cards, boxes, One Sheet Wonders, really anything crafty……all you have to do is ASK!

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!!

 

Measurements:

Card base: Basic Black or Dapper Denim 5 1/2″ by  4 1/4″

Layer: Whisper White 5 1/4″ by 4″

Layer: Vellum 5″ by 3 3/4″

Scraps of Whisper White for Decorative Label  Punch and thin banner cut piece

 

Without the Vellum

 

Supplies:

# 139433 Garden in Bloom photopolymer stamp set

NEW 2016-2018 In Colors 🙂 Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo

NEW Dapper Denim card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

# 101856 White Vellum card stock

NEW Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon

NEW Thick White Baker’s Twine

# 120907 Decorative Label Punch

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 103683 Mini Glue Dots

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up, Watercoloring

My Sweet Friend, Stampin’ Up: Helping me Grow

Hello stampers! Today’s card is one I stumbled upon in the NEW 2016 catalog. Of course, I cannot share the catalog with you just yet, but I sure can make a copy card and show you how you can make it too! If you haven’t gotten your hands on a NEW CATTY yet, drop me a comment or an email, and I’ll tell you how to get one FREE 🙂 This is such a beautiful card, and really, too easy to make. You could also do the flower in SO many different color schemes. This would also make a simple and meaningful sympathy card, or  a just thinking of you card. We all need someone to think of us now and then, right?

Plus, if you’ve never done it, the video shows how to get that cool splatter technique on the card. It really gives it a homey, loved feeling. I think it reminds me a lot of a card stock Stampin’ Up made a while back, one that I really miss. So now we can make our own 🙂

If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for my YouTube channel, Rachthestamper. I will be doing some new videos with the NEW catalog stuff in early JUNE!!!! You don’t want to miss that, do ya?

I just can’t wait…..how about you?

Hope to hear from YOU soon……until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

Sweet Friend

Measurements:

Card Base: Crumb Cake 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″

Layer: So Saffron 5 1/2″ by 2″

Layer: Watercolor Paper 3 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

 

 

Supplies:

# 140764 Helping me Grow photopolymer stamp set

# 140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set

# 126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

# 122959 Watercolor paper

# # 105118 So Saffron card stock

# 126975 Crumb Cake card stock

# 103954 Aquapainter

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 135346 Project Life Corner Punch

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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2014-2016 In Colors, Retiring Products 2016, Stampin' Up

Father’s Day, Hexagon Punch: Stampin’ Up

Hi stampers!! It’s beautiful and sunny this morning, the birds are singing and the skys are blue. So I am going to leave you with this great card for dear ole dad and get out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! There’s also a great, short video instruction below as well. 

If you haven’t yet, sign up to follow me on YouTube at Rachthestamper, I would really appreciate the follow!!:-)

Until next time…. Stay Crafty;) xo

Happy Father’s Day

Original design

 Measurements: 

Base: 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ in Mossy Meadow

Layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″ in Whisper White

Whisper White: scrap for the sentiment

DSP: for the hexagon punches

 

Supplies:

# 134273 And Many More Wood mount stamp set

# 130919 Hexagon Punch

# 132174 Stylish Stripes Textured Embossing Folder

 # 133676 Mossy Meadow card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

 # 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

#113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine

 # 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Stampin' Up

Happy Father’s Day, Guy Greetings Stampin’ Up

Hello stampin’ friends! We had ONE partial day of sunshine yesterday, so it inspired me to make a pretty, happy card! Or a MANLY, COOL card…..your choice 😉 This is a very simple card to make, and again very easy to switch sentiment, style or greeting. It could be transformed into a Graduation card as well as a VERY nice birthday card. This stamp set, Guy Greetings, is one that will be transferring into the new catalog too!! I really love all of the old fashioned stamps in it, and it has a TON of versatile greeting possibilities. It should most definitely make your MOST WANTED list……

The video really explains how to put the card together with the placement of the different parts so they don’t get all gummed up, so check it out. However, this is still a standard card size, so it will still mail easily, no extra postage needed. It will certainly WOW anyone you send it to. I will try to get a gift card video done in the next week or so for those of you who will be sending Graduation, Father’s Day or Summer birthday gift cards out 🙂

Until next time…..Stay Crafty:)

Fully closed front
Standing front

Measurements:

Card base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ & 3 3/4″ by 7 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″. These will be the same color…..Pacific Point on this card

DSP: Two pieces 2 1/2″ by 4″, and One 5 1/4″ by 4″. Brights DSP on this card

Whisper White: Two pieces 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″.

Scraps:  base color for 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, and a Scrap of White for 2″ Circle Punch.

 

all the way inside
partial closed inside
View from the top

Supplies:

# 138828  Guy Greetings clear mount stamp set

# 118874   2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch

# 133782   2″ Circle punch

# 140931  Archival Black ink pad

# 126951 Pacific Point ink pad

# 111350 Pacific Point card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper stack

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 122334 Simply Scored

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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Framelits, Regals Collection, Stampin' Up

Thank an officer, Thank a Veteran, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampin’ Friends, here are two very simple cards I made for some very special people, our veterans and our police officers. With Memorial Day approaching, and this being National Police Week I thought they were both very timely and thoughtful cards.

I used the Stars Textured Impressions Embossing folder to get started on the American Flag card. I will say it took me a few tries to get the flow of the flag correct so it looked deservingly beautiful( one hint, it helps to look at a picture of our flag , as you cut your card). I used the Sponge Daubers to add the Real Red and Night of Navy colors and put it  onto a piece of Black card stock onto dimensionals the give it more depth. The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set, and the stars are from the Star framelit set.

This would also be a great card to share with a Military family member or friend, who may be overseas.

In Tribute to all those who have served
The Thin Blue Line card is another very thoughtful card, especially if you have any loved ones in Law Enforcement. I used Basic Black and Pacific Point card stock along with a star from the framelit set, done with the Silver Glimmer paper. The sentiment was also stamped in Pacific Point with a new stamp set that will be available June 1st.😁

Both cards have a piece of Whisper White inside to write on as well. These are both standard card sizes 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″.

In Honor of National Police Week
Supplies:

# 139420 One Big Meaning  clear mount stamp set (sentiment)

# 126951 Pacific Point ink pad

# 126970 Night of Navy ink pad

# 126949 Real Red ink pad

# 111350 Pacific Point card stock

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

 

 

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 135314 Silver Glimmer paper

#133273 Stars Framelits

# 138292 Triple Banner Punch

# 113439 Big Shot

 

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 133773 Sponge Daubers

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

 

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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2014-2016 In Colors, Retiring Products 2016, Stampin' Up

Thank my Lucky Stars, Stampin’ Up

This is one of my favorite new stamp sets from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, that I was really surprised will be retiring at the end of this month. It is so cool, with the constellation, and really unique sentiments. I thought I would give you a quick card idea, that could be easily switched for many different occasions. A masculine style card, with which lots of people have trouble coming up with new ideas. It would make a really nice Father’s Day or Graduation card. It’s also tone on tone ,which makes it so very appealing!

I basically went through the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and chose a few patterns, then picked my ink and card stock color from there. I cut different sizes of both the Banner and Star Framelits and placed them all around the card, layering some, doing some overlapped, then when I liked the way it looked, I added adhesive. I also popped the largest star up on dimensionals, and the star with the sentiment up on two levels of dimensionals to give added emphasis. I sponged the edges of most everything with Lost Lagoon ink to give a flow of color, and bring it all together. I hope you like it and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

Going Global

 

Thankful for You

 

 

Supplies:

# 140748 Going Global clear mount stamp set

# 132173 Banners Framelits

# 133723 Stars Framelits

# 133644 Lost Lagoon ink pad

# 133679 Lost Lagoon card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 113439 Big Shot

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 101610 Stampin’ Sponges

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104430 Dimensionals

# 103579 Paper snips

# 102300 Bone folder

# 126200 Stampin’ scrub

# 102394 Stampin’ mist

# 129851 Clear block starter set

# 131527 Whisper White Envelopes

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