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A Beautiful Peacock quick and easy, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit slow posting, you are correct. I am really in a creative funk after Christmas, I am not sure why. I blogged a TON of Christmas ideas, and I felt like it went fairly slowly. I miss Christmas! So, I am trying to get a reboot which I began late last night using this super Fun and FREE to earn Sale A Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I made a few different versions of this card but kid of stayed with the same colors. This set is super fun to use, and will be a breeze to do multi step stamping with once my Stamparatus arrives!

Also, something new I learned the other day! Did you know , if you want to embossing something in a specific ink color, you can?

It is even easier than the first way I suggested, which is really inking up your ink pad color of choice , stamping the image and then adding Clear Embossing Powder, Heat and Set.

What you do, is get out your Versamark and the ink pad you want. You will want to have run your embossing buddy on your paper (especially with this dry Winter weather) , then stamp your image in Versamark, then directly into the ink pad color you want, stamp add Clear Embossing Powder and Heat set.

That is how I did the inside of the second card with the “Beautiful Friend” sentiment! It was a quick and easy way, plus you dont need to worry as much about your ink drying before you can heat set it. You may have known this already, but I didn’t , so I had to share 🙂

Don’t forget I will be LIVE again tomorrow at 930am EST on the Facebook page with a card you are not going to want to miss! We will be using old photographs, I know you still have a box of them somewhere, and even better if they’re Black & White!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Multi-Layered, Double Powder Heat Embossing w Sale A Bration Thinlits, Stampin ‘ Up!

Hi Stampers!

Well, this Facebook LIVE kinda got off to a rough start, but I impressed even myself with the end result! This is  such a totally cool idea, to use two different embossing powders, and just using one powder but embossing it more than once gives an amazing result!

I hope you’ll watch this video and try it for yourself 🙂

All supplies used are listed below and some of these products will be available for purchase on January 3rd since they are in the new 2018 Occasions Catalog, so don’t fret if you cant locate certain things!

If you still need a copy of the catalog, send me your mailing address and I will send you one, Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Until next time,

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XO Rach

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Northern Lights Lovely as a Tree, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

Don’t you just love this beauty? It was so super fun to create and I guarantee it will be a one of a kind masterpiece your friends will be so happy to receive!

This technique and color scheme was given to me by a Facebook Live viewer Breina, so we have her to thank for this  bit of awesomeness.

There are only three colors, four if you count black, but the colors Blends to make so many others it looks like a lot of white to but is really quite simple.

You’ll want to heat emboss the Trees from Lovely as a Tree in White Emboss powder onto a 4″ by 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White. Then starting lightest to darkest you’ll add in colors with your sponge daubers.

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Berry Burst and then added in Archival Black ink.

You can create a mask with paper or post it notes if you want more defined edges and you can also add Black inbetween colors if you have any to keep them more concentrated in hue.

I love the way the card turned out even though I have seen a ton of these in example and I really was a bit leery when I was making it.

When you take a step back and let it dry and attach it to a base, I think you will swoon too!!

 

 

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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No bones About it, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

I created this awesomely fierce birthday card, for my incredible nephew Emmett!

This was so fun to make and it’s super easy to change to any color or theme that you want since it’s a photopolymer set! You can line the bones right up, or stamp the bones first and then the bodies, OR just bones or just bodies!

Also the added footprints, foliage and rocks will make this card a hit for any of your little buddies!

The sentiments are really unique and well themed!

I’ve made this card many times before and did a really fun girly version and another using just the outlines and then I added fussy cut party hats to finish it off.




This time I embossing the greeting using Memento Black ink and Clear Embossing powder.

Another fun idea would be to make it in various shades of browns and use it like an old map, or a dirt covered relic! I’ll

Have to give those to ideas a try as well.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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DSP Stained Glass Technique , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

This is another quick and easy Way to create a stained glass technique card. For this version I use designer series paper to create the Stainglass portion and used the detailed dragonflies then let’s to cut out a dragonfly from thick whisper white card stock and then overlaid it on to the base of thick whipser white card stock.

I did a full video on YouTube to be sure to check it out for other details

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

Supplies

Thick Whisper White card stock

Delightful Daisy DSP

Detailed Dragonfly thinlits

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set

 

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

144262 Big Shot Die Brush and Pad

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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High Tide 2.0, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers!

What a totally cool card this turned out to be. I made this at the end of last weeks stamp party that my good friend Ronda hosted. It was a smaller than normal party but it lead to some last minute creativity. A new stamper that joined us (my new-ish neighbor from Kentucky via Florida) was invited to join us for a peek at how to make cards. She did so, incredibly well  and caught on super fast. She is a “sometimes” scrapbooker so she had the general idea anyway. I brought a “Bridge Fold” card with me that I created with the brand new  set called Pieces & Patterns. It’s available June 1st, 2017 in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog.  It was available for pre-order for demos and I got it right away. It has many unique background stamps, some iconic images and beautiful fonts.

Well, if you’ve been on my site at all, you know I ADORE the Beach and I thought the lighthouse from High Tide would make a great Bridge Fold card and away I went:).

I did this one a tad bit different from last weeks card as I put the “bridge” part (which holds the two ends together) under the outside flaps but still over the background portion. So it ended up looking like an amazing diorama-style card! This card will fit in a standard A4 envelope in case you were worried, AND as soon as I’m back from vacation, I will make a full video for it. Maybe even a Fcaebook or YouTube LIVE!

Let’s just say I see lots more of these in my future!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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Supplies

High Tide 143006 Photopolymer

100730 Whisper White card stock

144246 Tranquil Tide card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

126953 Old Olive ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126957 So Saffron ink pad

126951 Pacific Point ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

144085 Tranquil Tide ink pad

 131181 Soft Sky ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

 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

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Always an Adventure, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! I will sure miss this fun set, it has so many elements, and I made an amazing nighttime version when it first came out:( I am so glad I got it as a bundle though, so I will always have and be able to use it….it is still available, so you better get to my online store pronto!

I did this as a faux split/layer card which made it extra fun for me! This is also another one of my “Make your own DSP” cards. They are the BEST in my opinion, since they are easy to create just what Y O U want!!

Hope you will give a look at this set before it is long gone!

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

Supplies:

142726 Always an Adventure clear mount bundle

142971 Suite Sentiments ( Greeting)

100730 Whisper White card stock

105119 Always Artichoke card stock

115318 Soft Suede card stock

131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126978 Soft Suede ink pad

140931 Archival Black ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126962 Marina Mist ink pad

126944 Daffodil Delight ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

141337 Stampin Sponges

133773 Sponge Daubers

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

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Bye Bye Birthday Fiesta, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! Another of my favorite sets will be retiring very soon, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, time is tick, tick , ticking away!

This card I wanted to show you an out of the box color combo that maybe you hadn’t thought  of using. It is certainly more girly, but goes to show you can change almost any stamp set around to fit your needs!

I made this card as a gate fold, which means I took a 4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of card stock, and scored it at 2 3/4″ on end of the 11″ side. Doing it this way will ensure a better and more even gate fold. Side note, you might need to trim just a hare from each it to make sure it doesn’t overlap, but that is personal preference.

I then stamped all the images onto two 2 5/8″ by 4″ pieces of Whisper White to layer onto the front of the card. I added a sentiment to the inside and layered onto a piece of Perfect Plum. And finally stamped and cut out a cactus and the sentiment, layered them onto a piece of Perfect Plum, and trimmed to fit .

Until next time……Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

Supplies:

14268 Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer bundle

100730 Whisper White card stock

131198 Blushing Bride card stock

101889 Perfect Plum card stock

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum ink pad

126963 Perfect Plum ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

131172 BlushingBride ink pad

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130658 Magnetic Platform

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

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104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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126200 Stampin’ Scrub

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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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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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