Stamp It Group Father’s Day blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! What do you think of this new stamp set? Isn’t is so darn cute? I thought it would make a fun alternative to standard  Father’s Day cards! This is a new host stamp set that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. You can get this or any of the hostess sets by having a party, or placing a qualifying order in my online store. I can provide more details if you would like, just send me a note at Rachthestamper@gmail.com .

I used several different ink colors and a blender pen to color in the birds. I gave one a much more “DAD” colored feel, and the other I made a daughter 🙂 You can change out any of the colors, you could also use the watercolor pencils instead and go over with the blender pens to smooth out the color. You could also use Stampin’ Write markers to fill it in too!

I added a “nest” I made from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. I snipped out the threads that connect them, loosened them up and the adhered them with TomBow liquid glue so I was able to place it just where I wanted it. I then added some of the Kraft Rope Trim to give it a bottom. The rope trim is in the Clearance Rack by the way and it is REALLY on sale! So…..ya might wanna hurry 😀

I filled in the leaves on the branches with two different colors of marker: I used Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky, and I think they turned out so pretty!

I will try to get a little mini video done for how I made the NEST and masked the birds to add the branches behind them very soon!

Hope you enjoyed this out of the box style card, please let me know what you think!

If this is your first time to a blog hop, WELCOME! To participate, you will need to leave a comment, along with your full name and #StampItContest to be entered. This months prize is a card kit which is fun because it has everything you need all in one box. Just get your paper snips and you’ll be set!

Congrats to last months blog hop winner, Stacy Cecil!

It is totally FREE to enter, and you can enter one time per blog, and there are ten in this hop, so TEN chances for you to W I N :)!!

As always thanks for stopping by the hop.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO  Rach

Last Hop’s Winner

 

Giveaway

Supplies

Feathery Friends  144037 (c) 144032 (w)

100730 Whisper White card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

144246 Tranquil Tide card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

144083  Berry Burst ink pad

144085 Tranquil Tide ink pad

144084 Powder Pink ink pad

144086 Lemon Lime Twist ink pad

141398 Peekaboo Peach ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

141487 5/8′ Burlap Ribbon

141996 Kraft Rope Trim  **CLEARANCE RACK**

102845 Blender Pen

103954 Aqua Painter

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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

Hi stampers 🙂

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 🙂  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 🙂 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 😉

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 🙂

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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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 🙂

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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Mini cards with Carried Away DSP, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi Stampers! These cards are so very fun to make! It’s like getting a two for one deal, because you can create so many, so quickly!

I hope you will forgive the shortness of this post….we are headed off on a little break, and I wanted to get one more post done for you, but I didn’t have a whole lot of time 🙂

You can make two tall, or two short cards, or four of both! They are super easy, and I can see a whole lot of these in my future. I also would love to see what you create. Will you send me some photos?

This is my one year anniversary as a blogger by the way! SO…….

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US 😉

’cause I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for you all! So thanks for sticking by me, and I promise to make this a fun, and crafty journey .

Ok, the cards  will vary depending on your choice of style. I will outline both, and you choose your fav.

Tall Card:

4 1/4″ by 11″ base of Thick Whisper White, score at 5 1/2″, then cut in half at 2 1/8″.

DSP layer measures 2″ by 5 2/8″, just add with some snail, and add the balloons with a dimensional, add clouds if you wish. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy, flag the end and add with snail or mini glue dots.

Wide Card:

5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, then cut in half at 2 6/8″.

DSP layer measures 2 1/2″ by 4″, again add with snail, and add a few dimensionals to the Night of Navy balloon, and attach. Add clouds if desired. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink and add with mini glue dots.

BOOM! Easy! Done, and this is such a fun, and simple card to make your own.

You can use a regular envelope to mail this since the clouds hang off, but the envelope is large enough to hold them in place.

Make sure to check out the video for a few extra tips and ideas!

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

141951 Wherever You Go clear mount stamp set

141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

100867 Night of Navy card stock

143608 Carried Away DSP FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale A Bration

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

101731 Craft White ink pad

102283 Versamark ink pad

103083 Embossing Buddy

129053 Heat Tool

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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Valentine’s blog hop, Stampin’ Up!




Hi stampers! Ok confession time…..I love chocolate, I love hearts, I LOVE love, but every year I struggle with making Valentine’s cards. I don’t exactly know why, I love giving cards, but these are the hardest for me to  create. I had a completely different card for this hop, one that  I was not exactly thrilled with, and I thought I cannot just give a ho hum card. So back to the room I went, and viola, I came up with two different cards, and a little treat box.

I hope you like them! The treat box instructions are from a prior blog post, so you can find the instructions there. The cards were both beautiful and quite easy, so I hope you’ll not be like Rach in this instance and give them a try, and maybe make your version even more beautiful.

So, I thought a framed look would work really well with the tree card, pretty enough to leave up for some time. I started with a Basic Black card stock base, then added layers of Real Red, and finally Whisper White.

I stamped the tree in Early Espresso, and did a few ink variations for the “leaves”, and added a Smoky Slate “grass” for the feeling that love makes everything better.

I used the four linked hearts from the Love Notes Framelits to add the sentiment.

Then, I really fell in love with the new Love Notes Framelits dies, so I really wanted to use them again. For that card, I went with a Thick Whisper White base, and thin strip of the Sending Love DSP stack, and the line of hearts cut from Whisper White.

I used a full 6×6 piece of DSP from the Sending Love DSP stack for the treat box, and adhered the flaps with Tombow liquid glue. It takes a bit to dry, but is well worth it on the adhesion.

Tree card:

Basic Black card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Real Red layer 4″ by 5 1/4″

Whisper White later 3 3/4″ by 5″

Love card:

Thick Whisper White card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Whisper White layer 4″ by 5 1/4″, with hearts line on far right to the edge

Sending Love DSP stack layer 5 1/4″ by 3/4″layered under the hearts

 

Well, tell me your thoughts….Do you love Valentine’s Day? Is it your favorite, and if so why? I’ll tell you I love writing this blog, and it is better when I hear from you!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

GIVEAWAY

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Hoppers:

Supplies:

137163 Sheltering Tree stamp set

142815 Sealed with Love stamp set

142752 Love Notes Framelits dies

142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

102482 Real Red card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

131198 Blushing Bride ink pad

126959 Real Red ink pad

126976 Early Espresso ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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