Neutrals Collection, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Soft Subtles, Stampin' Up, Watercoloring

Country Livin’ , Stampin’ Up!

Hey there stampers…..sorry I have been away so long. I took my son the the beach for a few days on a whim, and my dad recently had an emergency surgery done, so the stamping had to take a back seat. That is really how I came up with this card, I nice relaxing view from the passenger seat or bed of this very cool old truck. I think the cards turned out so much better than I could’ve imagined since I stepped out of the color box for this one. I have seen so many GREAT cards with this set, but mostly in darker ink shades. So I thought I would go out on a limb and see what came of it.

Outside WW version
Inside


Hey recently I have also added a Rachthestamper Facebook page. I would love if you would stop by and give me a like and a comment. Also I am nearing 1000 subscribers on my You Tube channel Rachthestamper, so I will be getting ready for a new giveaway too. There are so many fun things coming in the next weeks. There is a great new bundle coming out : Thoughtful Branches is the stamp set, and Beautiful Branches is a coordinating framelit set. They will be orderable on August 2nd, but only for a limited time. There are so many different cards you could create with these, and the words and font in the stamp sets are incredible and versatile.

Outside AA version
Inside

Thanks for sticking with me through all of my rough spots, and I  hope to bring you a lot of fun holiday stuff really soon!!!

 

Till next time, Stay Crafty!

Card measurements:

Base Layer 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″

Layer 4″ by 5 1/4″

Layer 3 3/4″ by 5″

Supplies:

141925 Country Livin stamp set

141710 Banners for You stamp set

105119 Always Artichoke card stock

122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

120953 Crumb Cake card stock

140272 Thick White card stock

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

126985 Wisteria Wonder ink pad

131203 Soft Sky ink pad

121043 Sahara Sand ink pad

126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

101406 Staz-On ink pad

141491 Classic Label punch

103954 Aqua painters

141487 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

104199 Linen Thread

129053 Heat Tool

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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Heat Embossing, Neutrals Collection, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Steaming Along: Traveler, Stampin Up!

Hi stampers! Welcome back to the golden age of steam travel! My son adores trains, so I knew I had to get this set, and he would just love to get a card . I went with a very basic “create your own DSP” and a tone on tone style for this card. You could also do it with brown inks as well for a vintage sepia style card. Also, I used the other images in the set to create the background. However, you could also feature one of those if trains are not your thing…..though I cannot imagine that 😉

I also made two different styles, on with an extra base layer in Smoky Slate and one without. And I sponged the edges which gives it a much more layered look with either card. Also if you have it handy you could use Black Embossing Powder and skip a step of using black ink.

Card measurements:

Base of Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Layer: Smoky Slate 4″ by 5 1/4″

Layer: Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ by 5″

I would love to hear your thoughts on this card. Don’t forget to check out the Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up! for a chance to win a really cool kit!!

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!

train
inside

 

 

With the Black Metallic Thread

 

Inside

Supplies:

134513 Traveler clear mount stamp set

141614 Thoughtful Banners photopolymer stamp set

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

109130 Clear Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141695 Black Metallic Thread

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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WINNER of the June Stamp It Group blog hop!! Stampin Up!

Congrats Diane!!


If you haven’t be sure to stop by our current Christmas in July blog hop, for another chance to win a super cool stamp kit. 

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Blog Hop, Christmas, Framelits, Heat Embossing, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Spinner cards, Stampin' Up

Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I know, I know…..a Christmas card already?!?! Well, in Maryland today, the heat index will be 109′, so quite honestly, a little HO HO HO might cool me down. Even if only in my mind. 😉 Be sure to follow all the way through the blog hop and you will get some really great Christmas card inspiration……even if you don’t use it for a bit. But, I’ll bet you feel cooler, and even a little merrier at the end of our hop.  Also I have a video below as well that fully explains the details of making a spinner card. They really give such a fun WOW factor, especially for the little ones. They are really quite simple to make, even more so after you do your first one and see what works for you. The even better thing about the Spinning Star Framelits set, is that there are so many more fun cards you are going to want to create, it’s a lil’ addictive….. ENJOY THE HOP!!

Card measurements:

Base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″

Inside layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″, with DSP measuring 1/2″ by 4″, and 2 3/4″ by 4″

Andddd I know you are now secretly humming Christmas tunes….Don’t worry, I won’t tell 😉

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Spinner card Outside
Spinner card Inside
Spinner card Alt version Outside
Spinner card alt version view 2

 

 

Inside version 2

 

Giveaway:

To be entered to win, you need to leave a comment on each blog hoppers page, with #stampitcontest after your comment.It’s that easy, and it is absolutely FREE to enter. Also the prize is one of my very favorite kits 🙂

Very Cool (get it ) prize!

Blog Hoppers:

1. Tami White
2. Linda Cullen
3. Pam Nichols
4. Rachael Rife
5. Liz Miller
6. Oksana Semenska
7. Lori Mueller
8. Charlene Luks
9. Bobbie Crouch

 

Supplies:
140386 Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set

141628 This Christmas Specialty DSP

141820 Sliding Star Framelits

119685 Cherry Cobbler card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

126966 Cherry Cobbler ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141636 Copper Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

134583 1/8″ Gold Ribbon

141696 Copper Metallic Thread

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

141825 Foam Adhesive Strips

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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

Birthday Fiesta/April Paper Pumpkin leftovers, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!! This was a SUPER FUN card to create!!! I have seen a few ideas of cactus made from the leftover grass/leaf pieces from the April Paper Pumpkin scraps. But it seems there were a large amount of people( myself included) that never even made the wreath, so I though this would be a great card to make you use or use up your leftover pieces. It’s a very fun card, and even if you don’t have the April Paper Pumpkin, or leftovers to use,a really fun card on it’s own! I hope if you do not already have this super fun Fiesta Birthday bundle, it will quickly make your MUST HAVE list!! It is my real favorite, even more than Seaside Shore( and you know how I love that set!). Plus if you get the stamps and the framelits as a bundle, you’ll save 10%.  A N D, right now if you spend $50 USD, you will get a $5 coupon code to use in August towards a super cute new bundle. It will only be available for a limited time.

So until next time…..Stay Crafty!

Card measurements are:

Base 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″, then a DSP layer of 4″ by 5 1/4″. I also used a Whisper White panel inside at 4″ by 5 1/4″, with two thins strips of DSP to add a punch to the inside.

Outside #1
Inside #1
Outside #2
Inside #2

 

 

Supplies:

Scraps of leaves from the April Paper Pumpkin

# 142268 Birthday Fiesta bundle stamps and die cuts ( SAVE 10%)

# 141630 Festive Birthday DSP

# 138292 Triple Banner Punch

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 102482 Real Red card stock

# 111349 Tangerine Tango card stock

# 126951 Pacific Point ink pad

# 126949 Real Red ink pad

# 131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

# 126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

# 126948 Melon Mambo ink pad

# 140931 Archival Black ink pad

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

# 126976 Sahara Sand ink pad

# 103954 Aqua Painters

# 143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

# 103683 Mini Glue Dots

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 129026 Fast Fuse

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

#103579 Paper Snips

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Brayering, Embossing Folders, Neutrals Collection, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

I’m So Sorry/Thinking of You, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi stampers! I created this very simple, but meaningful card from the very versitile Woodlands TEIF. It is such a nice embossing folder, and has so many variations that you can do with it. I have seen people brayer the inside, and even stamp images to transfer to the card stock. It’s pretty cool since it gives a hiding behind the trees effect. I would love to do that type of card, if you all would like to see one done. Please leave me a comment here and I will be sure to do a new video for it. These cards are very simple to make and you could make a bunch in different colors , with varied sentiments and give as a really sweet,little pick me up gift. Just add some Whisper White envelopes 😌

They’re standard card size 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, with a 5 1/4″ by 4″ embossed layer.
Until next time…Stay Crafty!

 

Early Espresso version

 

Smoky Slate version

 

Supplies:

# 140706 Greatest Greetings stamp set

# 142330 Thoughtful Banners stamp set & Duet Banner Punch ( SAVE 10%)!

# 101650 Very Vanilla card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131202 Smoky Slate card stock

# 119686 Early Espresso card stock

# 126978 Soft Suede ink pad

# 131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 139673 Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

# 141491 Classic Label Punch

# 143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

# 141714 Sponge Brayers

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Framelits, Neutrals Collection, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

A simple Anniversary card, Stampin’ up!

Hi stampers! Here is a quickie for you today. This a great card to make to have on hand for those card emergencies that pop up. Like, oh boy!, so and so’s anniversary/birthday party is tomorrow, and I forgot to make a card. It’s also very easy to change the feel of the card by switching the DSP that you use, and/or the color combination. It is quick and easy, and with the new Banners for You stamps and framelits, it really gives you a TON of options for the sentiment and banner. The card size is standard 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″, and the DSP measures 5 1/4″ by 4″. This tone on tone style version is easy, but you could make it fun by adding a lot of bright colors too.

Hope you like this quick and easy style…..

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

 

 

Supplies:

# 142335 Banners for You stamp set and Bunch of Banners Fremelits Bundle

Designer Series Paper of your choice

#120953 Crumb Cake card stock

# 133674 Kraft card stock (it’s 12 x 12)

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, Fun Fold cards, Heat Embossing, Nautical, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Z fold card, featuring Seaside Shore, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hey there stamping and crafting friends! Hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful summer:)

This is such a fun card to create, and also leaves lots of room for changes to different DSP, card stock and ink colors, and most importantly stamp sets. You could make this into so many different variations, for so many occasions.You will just need to have a full sheet of card stock to start, and it’s a cinch from there. The video as always has some tips , and funnies, so be sure to watch it as well

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

 

Card measurements:

Base: you’ll need a full sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″, you will want to cut it down the long side at 4 1/4″, but keep it 11″ long, you will want to score it a 5 1/2″, and 2 3/4″. Then from the remaining card stock base color cut either a 1″or 1 1/4″ piece, still 11″ long. Again you will score it at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. You will need Whisper White to stamp your images on to, and the measurements are kind of up to you. You can either trim them down by a quarter inch, or an eight which gives a tighter border.

Quarter inch measurements:  2 pieces at  4″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 4″ by 5 1/4″, 2 pieces ( also depending on the side of your trim piece) 1″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 1″ by 5 1/4″.

 

Pacific Point

 

 

Tempting Turquoise

 


Supplies:

# 141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

# 141625 Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

# 111350 Pacific Point card stock

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126952 Tempting Turquoise ink pad

# 131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

# 141818 2016-18 In Color ink pads

# 142234 2015-17 In Color ink pads

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 141636 Copper Embossing Powder

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 103083 Embossing Buddy

# 141897 Wink of Stella clear

# 141337 Stamping Sponges

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Stampin' Up

Cutaway card, Stampin Up!

Hi stamping friends! Soo sorry this post is a little behind the video….as I am sure some of you know, life sometimes gets in the way!

This is a super simple and cute card to make, and you can switch out the sentiment to fit your card needs 🙂
You will take a  4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of card stock, score it at 5 1/2″, then move the score mark to 2″ and cut, then you will cut that piece at 2″ as well, and that is it. The middle piece you cut out, will be the part that holds the space together, so the very bottom piece it going to measure about  1 1/2″. It is easiest if you lay the main card down, and then attach the SNAIL adhesive to the top and bottom pieces, and lay the middle piece on, and press to adhere. You can also easily switch out the sentiment for you own card needs, and it is super easy to change the feel of the card by switching out card stock colors, or trying out a new DSP.

Hope you like this simple card as much as I do, and as always, give the video a look for a better visual instructional, as well as a few other tips!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

Supplies:

# 141781 Artistically Asian clear mount stamp set

# 142164 Here For You clear mount stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 138437 Subtles DSP stack

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

# 140931 Black Archival ink pad

# 103954 Aqua Painter

# 141897 Wink of Stella clear

# 141688 Thick White Baker’s Twine

# 141696 Copper Metallic Thread

Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral & So Saffron Stampin’ Write markers

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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2016-2018 In Colors, Framelits, Fun Fold cards, NEW 2016-17 Stampin' Up Catalog, Stampin' Up

Live Periscope replay card, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! So as promised , here are the measurements and score directions for this super fun, and really quite easy card!

As you can see, I changed it around a little once I finished the Periscope. I wasn’t entirely happy with the rose on the side, but I didn’t want you all to have to suffer watching me get out the cutter and die cuts. So I hope you like what I did to switch it up. I simply restamped the greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White, trimmed it to size, and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends, then popped it up on dimensionals. I cut a few flowers and leaves out using the Botanical Builder framelits, then added them with either Mini Glue Dots, or Dimensionals. I also took the white stamped layer from the front and moved it to the inside. I really loved the stamped leaves on the Pool Party piece, and it just covered it up too much. I added in a few flowers and a leaf on the little side piece as well, and you could also add an additional Whisper White piece inside, if you want more room to hand write a note.

All together, I must say I REALLY LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO! Honestly, sometimes choosing your colors as you go really does the trick! They all go so well together, and it feels like a super summery card!!

So ,you will need 12 x 12 card stock to make the base, but otherwise, this card can be all your own. With switching out the DSP or using sold card stock, even adding in more layers of sold and pattern for extra dimension and fun 🙂

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

 

front
inside
fully open

 

 

Card base of Calypso Coral DSP Stack at 4 1/4″ by 12″.

You can either score all along , or score then turn and repeat.

Score at 1 5/8″, 3 1/4″, 8 3/4″, 10 3/8″.

OR

Score at 3 1/4″ on each side, then at 1 5/8″ on each side.

The inside Whisper White piece is 4″ by 5 1/4″

Front Pool Party piece is 4″ by 5 1/4″

Side pieces are in Calypso Coral at 1 1/2″ by 4″, and then a Whisper White layer of 1 2/8″ by 3 7/8″

 

Supplies:

# 140625 Botanical Builder framelits

# 140757 Botanical Blooms stamp set

# 141736 Better Together  stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

# 141897 Wink of Stella

# 138437 Subtles DSP Stack

# 122334 Simply Scored

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Archival Black ink pad

Pool Party card stock and ink

Calypso Coral card stock and ink

Cucumber Crush card stock and ink

Always Artichoke ink pad

Flirty Flamingo ink pad

Watermelon Wonder ink pad

Lost Lagoon ink pad

# 103954 Aqua Painter

# 141897 Wink of Stella clear

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 103683 Mini Glue Dots

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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