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 😉

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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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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Simple Happy Birthday card, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! We all need a quick card in our arsenal, and this is a great one to keep on hand. You can switch the designer series paper (DSP) out for most any occasion, and also quickly swap out sentiments as well!

I have been trying a combo of stamping with old (Stampin’ Up! annual catalog) and new( 2017 Occasions catalog) these past few weeks. It seems that we sometimes can forget the tried and true stamps, papers and embellishments when a new catalog comes out. But , some of these are true gems and are certainly underused if only by me 🙂

So on to the card, it is super easy, and as I said you can change it to your liking in so many ways.

Base Layer: 4 1/4″ by 11″ , score at 5 1/2″

DSP Layer: 4 1/4″ by. 3 1/2″

Whisper White Layer: 4″ by 3 1/4″

Use a coordinating ink color to match the card stock you chose, then stamp a leaf, bubble or other nondescript image on to the card stock. More on the sides since the DSP will block most of the card.

Stamp your sentiment in the lower left of the Whisper White panel, then add some leaves and flowers to the top right to balance it out.

Line up your DSP layer, and Whisper White layer so you know where to stamp the additional sentiment. You can also leave it off if you do not want it 🙂

Add snail to the DSP and Whisper White layers, and adhere them to the card base.

As always you can add some Stella;) Wink of Stella that is……she always makes everything sparkle in my opinion.

And, there you have it, quick, fun, totally interchangeable to suit your needs.

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

Supplies

143265 Window Shopping stamp set

141710 Banners for You stamp set

138337 Mint Macaron card stock

142788 Falling in Love DSP

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

141398 Peekaboo Peach ink pad

138326 Mint Macaron ink pad

141396 Emerald Envy ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

140931 Archival black ink pad

103579 Paper Snips

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

107301 Whisper White Medium  Envelopes

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Shaker cards, June Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up

Hi stampers! If you haven’t already, drop by my  You Tube channel….Rachthestamper, and enter the 500th subscriber contest 🙂 You need to subscribe to my channel, leave a comment on any video, and when I get to 510 subscribers or by Friday, whichever comes first, I will draw a winner….YAY!!!

This is a really cute alternative card I made with the June Paper Pumpkin. I will tell you, you need to watch the video on this one to see how to make it. It was super fun, and I just love the glitter that has come in this kit…..plus the Washi tape is so sweet.

There are three different cards below, and I hope you’ll give this great card a try.

Drop me a line, or better yet, send me a picture of your card!

Until next time…. Stay Crafty!!

 

 

Shaker card #1
#1 inside
Shaker card#2
#2 inside
Banner Punch Shaker card

 

 

 

Supplies:

June Paper Pumpkin-> link to sign up    https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en-us/signup/

# 131198 Blushing Bride card stock

# 138337 Mint Macaron card stock

# 138336 Tip Top Taupe card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 126974 Early Espresso ink pad

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 138292 Triple Banner Punch

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 103683 Mini Glue  Dots

# 129851 Clear Block Starter Bundle

# 107031 Whisper White Envelopes

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Fly away Dragonfly card, Awesomely Artistic Stampin’ Up

I am still really quite confused as to why it took me so long to think of this idea for a card! I mean, this little dragonfly has just been sitting there waiting to fly off the page!!

Well, as they say, better late than never. This is also a cool technique, which I think is like a collage style card. I know I say this all the time, but another color scheme would be stunning for this as well. But fear not, in tomorrow’s post, you will see another version:)

And, hang in there my stampin’ friends, the new catalog is coming soon, so we will have FRESH, NEW ideas…..but, you’d better get to my online store pronto to get that must have before the retiring items are       G    O    N   E     !  😦

 

Watermelon Wonder

 

Awesomely Artistic clear mount stamp set

 

Card measurements

Base layer: Watermelon Wonder 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″

Layer: Tip Top Taupe 3 3/4″ by 3 1/2″

Layer: Whisper White 3 1/2″ by 3 1/4″

Fussy cut the Dragonfly from White Vellum card stock

An extra piece of Whisper White for the greeting, flagged end with scissors.

I’m ready for my close up 😉

Supplies:

# 139950 Awesomely Artistic clear mount stamp set

# 138358  2015-2017 In Color ink & card stock collection

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 101856 White Vellum Card stock

# 101406 Jet Black StazOn ink pad

# 117273 Antique Brads

# 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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Lots of Layers, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampers! Hope you are going to have a beautiful stampin’ day:)

This is a VERY easy card to do, just pick two(or three) card stock colors, add White or Vanilla and BOOM!

D O N E!!

Night of Navy/Lost Lagoon

You could even add in some dimensionals on the layers inbetween to give some extra interest to your card. This is a nice card to switch out either  the greetings and/or the images to give it a completely different feel.

 

Watermelon Wonder/Tip Top Taupe

Measurements are as follows

Base:4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″

Layers of: 4″ by 5 1/4″, 3 3/4″ by 5″, 3 1/2″ by 4 3/4″, 3″ by 4 1/2″

Whisper White or Very Vanilla : 2 3/4″ by 4 1/4″

You could also layer by 1/8″ measurements  if you choose.

I’d love to hear what sentiment or stamp image you used in the comments below!

Till next time, Stay Crafty 🙂

 

 

Supplies:

# 130956 Six Sided Sampler clear mount stamp set

# 138339 2015-2017 In Color card stock collection

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

 # 138325 Tip Top Taupe ink pad

 # 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 104199 Linen Thread

 # 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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