Stamp It Group:Easter Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers ūüôā

How are you all on this beautiful Blog Hop Saturday?

I am so happy I finally came up with a fun Easter blog hop idea. Well, ok: full disclosure, my stampin’ buddy Ronda did. She helped me a L O T, she is really good at helping me when my creative process is all buggered up! Also telling me when I have good ( and bad) ideas. She is able to think on the fly, and brainstorm in a fun and different way. That is why¬†I would not trade her for a whole vat of Reese’s peanut butter cups…… and she knows just how much I¬†love them too!

Now,  on to what you hopped here for,  the cards! I did these in two slightly different styles. One with the largest Oval from the layering Oval framelits, and another with the largest Scalloped Oval from the same set.

I used a quarter sheet of card stock for each card, which makes it super simple to create a ton of them, and you can swap out colors to make it more fun too!

Start with ¬†a 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ piece of card stock, and on the 5 1/2″ side, score at 2 3/4″. Then with the oval or scalloped framelit you picked, lay it down onto the BigShot platform, and put one of the long oval edges¬†just off the card side ( at the fold) so you will not cut it into two ovals, but instead create an oval card base.

Repeat for as many as you want to make.

I then stamped two different sentiments with some flowers and background images, and cut them both out with the 2nd largest Oval from the layering oval framelits.

The sentiments are from the Suite Sentiments & Suite Sayings stamp sets. And, if i haven’t told you , the “Suite” series ( there have been a few) are MY FAVORITES!!!!

I just adore how there are coordinating fonts, and styles, and the words are all so beautiful and really versatile. I do not know who came up with them, but when¬†I find out, they’re getting a card pronto!

Ok Rach, reign it back in ūüôā ¬†I also decorated them both a tiny bit differently. I added the Pearl Basic Jewels to one, along with a faux bow made with the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon. Then the Sprinkles Embellishments ( the matching colors to what I stamped) for the other.

I trimmed off a tiny bit of the bottom on the upright oval card to get it to stand, but I don’t think you notice it a bit.

For the Mini Egg Cartons, I kinda went a little nuts! I filled the stampin’ spritzer mostly with 70% alcohol, and dropped in about five drops of Bermuda Bay reinker. Close it with the lid, and give it a shake, then spritz away. I also sponged a bit of Cucumber Crush, and went around the edges with a bit of Sweet Sugarplum. I then cut some strips of Perfect Plum, and squished them up a bit between my fingers to make it look Easter-grass-ish ūüôā and finally added in my treats.

Hope you will give these sweet “egg” cards a try. I would love to see some of your own versions!

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

P.S. I will get a video done to demonstrate how to cut the card bases later today if possible.

¬†Congrats to Diana! She’s last months winnerImage may contain: text

To be entered for this months drawing, you will need to leave a comment along with your first and last names and #Stampitcontest. You can enter once per blog, so be sure to follow all the way through the hop!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

 

Blog Hoppers

1. Tami White
2. Rachael Rife
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Rachel Nichols
6. Julie DeGuia
7. Oksana Semenska
8. Sheri Meyer
9. Linda Cullen
10. Kathi Desmarais
11. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 

Supplies:

141706 Layering Oval framelits

100730 Whisper White card stock

101889 Perfect Plum card stock

126963 Perfect Plum ink pad

131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

1141395 Sweet Sugarplum ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

131156 Bermuda Bay reinker

126185 Stampin’ Spritzer

70% Alcohol to dilute reinker

119247 Pearl Basic Jewels

142741 Sprinkles Embellishments

114319 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

141337 Stamping Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Brayer card & NEW Craft Room Tour, Stampin’ Up!

Well hello stampers! How do you like my updated craft room? It was certainly fun to get everyone out and all FINALLY organized! I have a place for everything now……WAIT, well that is until something new and fun comes out anyway ūüėČ

Have you tried to create this beautiful card yet? It was so fun, and the funny thing about watercoloring or brayering, is it changes. It changes as you color, it changes as you add, and it completely changes once it is fully dry. I you haven’t tried it you should, I can almost guarantee that any card will turn out wonderfully. Especially if you give it time to dry. So if you do give this a go, and you don’t like, come back and peek at it the next morning, and I promise it will be a one of a kind beauty, just like you!

Full instructions are in the video , so be sure to give it a look, and you will also find some tips on how to smooth out your image if you are not happy with it.

Base card: Night of Navy 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Layer: Delightful Dijon 4″by 5 1/4″

Layer: ¬†Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ by 5″

Thanks for stopping by,

Until next time……

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies:

141951 Wherever You Go clear mount stamp set

142971 Suite Sentiments clear mount stamp set

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

141714 Sponge Brayer

138338 Delightful Dijon card stock

100867 night of Navy card stock

138327 Delightful Dijon ink pad

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

103579 Paper Snips

126889 Stampin Trimmer

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

103683 Mini glue dots

129026 Fast Fuse

104332 Snail adhesive

118491 Clear block starter set

107301 Whisper White envelopes

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¬†A Softer Balloon Adventure , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampin’ friends! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Have you created anything today? Well, if the answer is no, then this is your next project! This is a tried and true “Z” fold style card, and it has a second layer to add some additional visual interest ūüôā

This card is bright and full of fun in the 2017 Occasions catalog, and sometimes that can make it hard for people who may not bright and loud to see how they could use it. So ,I made this a very soft and feminine card, to give you a different perspective, and help you see some other options. But you can easily switch it out to your taste, and make it a bright card too!

Card base: Tip Tip Taupe¬†measuring 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 2 3/4″and 5 1/2″.

DSP¬†layers for the base measure 4″ by 5 1/4″, and two 2 1/2″ by 4″pieces. Then two Whisper White pieces at 21/4″ by 3 3/4″. I stamped the balloons in Tip Top Taupe, doing one in a lighter shade by stamping off first. I stamped the confetti in Blushing Bride ink, and the sentiment as well.I added a few Pearl embellishments to the front too.

Inside base measures¬†¬†3″ by 8″, score at 4″. Two Whisper White pieces at 3 3/4″ by 2 3/4″, and a DSP layer at 3 1/2″ by 2 1/2″.

You could add a little extra pizzazz to the front inside layer by punching a few balloons form the Balloon Builder punch in Tip Top Taupe and¬†Blushing Bride, and pop them up on dimensional. I do think it’s a perfectly beautiful card, just as it is, do you?

Thanks for stopping in.

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!!!!

 

Supplies:

142823 Balloon Adventures photopolymer stamp set

142788 Falling in Love DSP

100730 Whisper White card stock

138336 Tip Top Taupe  card stock

138325 Tip Top Taupe ink pad

131172 Blushing Bride ink pad

119247 Pearl Embellishments

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

129026 Fast Fuse

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107297 Crumb Cake envelopes

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Build a Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

Hey there stampers! I am going down memory lane and perusing the 2016-17 annual catalog for little gems that I have sadly forgotten! These sets sometimes get missed when the Occasions catty drops. I will go back lots of times and think I can’t believe I haven’t used that set in so long, and I will pull it out and use the heck out of it!

I sometimes think of my stamp sets in the Toy Story fashion, as if they are just siting there saying ” Why isn’t Rach using us?” I know, I am a tad corny, but I am what I am !

Anyway, this quick and easy birthday card should be on your “must create in case of emergency birthday ” list! I know I sometimes go through that stack of cards quicker than I like to admit, and this card is a great way to add back to your stack pretty quickly.

Plus, you could change the colors around, and make it a great 50 ( or 60 or 70) and Fabulous card, by using Smoky Slate, and Archival black for that Black Tie look. Add a little glimmer paper, and you will WOW them.

See, I just gave myself a new idea as I was typing, so off to the craft room to recreate!

OK onto the directions!

Card Base: Watermelon Wonder 5 1/2″ by 81/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Stamp the flags from the Build a Birthday set onto the base in Watermelon Wonder ink in a random pattern.

Stamp the layers of the cake, and trim just to size using the paper snips.

My colors were from bottom to top:

Cake Plate: Dapper Denim, I used a blender Pen to add some White craft ink to the edge and to add details.

Cake : Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush

I stamped the sentiment and the top flags in Watermelon Wonder. I hand trimmed the sentiment, and I stamped the flags directly onto the base layer of card stock that I layered the “cake” onto.

The Whisper White layer measures 2 3/4″ by 4 3/4″, I also added some Silver metallic thread under the white layer for some added pop. I went over the flags and the cake plate with Wink of Stella for a little sparkle!

Until next time……

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

138646 Build a Birthday photopolymer stamp set

138334 Watermelon Wonder card stock

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

141394 Dapper Denim ink pad

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

138324 Cucumber Crush ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum ink pad

101731 White Craft ink pad

138402 Silver Metallic Thread

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

126889 Stampin Trimmer

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

103683 Mini glue dots

129026 Fast Fuse

104332 Snail adhesive

118491 Clear block starter set

107301 Whisper White envelopes

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Bookcase Builder, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! Here are two quick and fun cards you can create and make exactly your way with the Bookcase Builder photopolymer stamp set.

Truly the hardest part is choosing which accessories you are going to use. I did one with a Bermuda Bay card base, and the other with Wisteria Wonder. I thought they were really easy to make for any type of Baby Shower card, Announcement card, or Welcome Baby gift card!

I thought another cute way to make this card, would be to stamp all your objects in Smokey Slate, and then the one baby item in Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron or Wild Wasabi to show how much light, life and love a baby brings to a sometimes dull world.

I hope you like these two sweet cards and you will give them a try as well!

 

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

Rach

 

Supplies:

142906 Bookcase Builder Photopolymer stamp set

100730 Whisper White card stock

131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock

135346 Project Life Corner Punch

104430 Dimensionals

104332 Snail Adhesive

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107297 Crumb Cake Envelopes

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Gift card holders from Paper & Glassine bags, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi stampers! I know I am a tad bit behind on my blogs, so as a promise to myself and you all, I got caught all up right before my little vacation so you would have some fun things to create and be inspired by while I was away!

These two were super fun to create, and I think they make a fun way to give your gift, and an even better way to receive one.

You can change the DSP used, change the sentiment , change everything or you can make it just as it is.

What will you create? Send me a picture on Facebook and let me see too!!

Instructions:

You will want to score your bag (either one) at 3″, (on both sides) to get a better crease.

Cut a piece of DSP to measure 3 1/4″ by 12″. Then you will lay the DSP down( with the side dow you want to facing out) and fold to meet the sides. Then overlap the back, and add Snail to close the ends together.

If you want to add the Whisper White insert it will measure 4 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.

You can do a little background stamping for interest, and this will be the perfect spot to add your greeting. Also, make sure you tell them to enjoy the gift card, so they know to look for it inside!

You can stamp any sentiment you would like, and punch it out with the 2″ circle punch, add a second 2″ circle punch in Silver foil to add some zip. (How often do you hear that not related to Miracle Whip;))

You could stamp any sentiment, and punch it out with the Sweetheart punch, and then layer onto a 2″ circle punch with Dazzling Diamonds or the Blushing Bride glimmer paper too!

Wrap a little ribbon around it for added flair, or leave it more plain if you want to, it’s all up to you.

Hope you like this cute little treat holder as much as I do ūüôā

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

138315 Kraft Tag A Bags

141700 Glassine Gift bags

142971 Suite Sentiments clear mount stamp set

140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set

135315 Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

138437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

132178 Silver Foil sheets

131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

131172 Blushing Bride ink pad

100082 Black Stampin’ Write markers

142794 Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon

143601 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo pack FREE W $50 SAB purchase

133786 Sweetheart Punch

133782 2″ Circle Punch

104199 Linen Thread

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

141337 Stampin’ Sponges

129026 Fast Fuse

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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