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

If you need a NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog, send me your full name and full mailing address to Rachthestamper@gmail.com and I will get on out to you ASAP!

 

 

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

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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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

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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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

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

141337 Stampin Sponges

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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 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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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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A Cupcakes & Carousels birthday! , Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! are you loving the new 2017 Occasions catalog? I am! When I first opened it, this theme caught my eye immediately. It Brough me right back to feeling like a little girl at a birthday party, it is so fun and carefree! So I jumped at the chance to make a project to share with my other  demonstrators, and this was what I came up with……What do you think?

I love the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack! There are a ton of really cool patterns, and color combos. The Carousel Birthday stamp sets is fun, and whimsical. It is like the beach and a birthday party rolled all in to one for me! There are also a ton of little embellishments that go along with this theme. Tassels, ribbon, sequins, and all the colors in this suite make me happy, like a sunny day.

Alright ,enough with the syrupy sweet sap I have become…..on to the CARD!

Base layer is 4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of Peekaboo Peach, scored at 5 1/2″. I then stamped the Ferris wheel in Peekaboo Peach on the card as a background filler.

Sidenote: Peekaboo Peach is not a favorite of mine: but after this set, I really, really like it.

Next you have the hard part….choosing which pattern paper you want from the DSP stack, really that was the hard part for me. I did pick one that had Peekaboo Peach in it, but if you pick a different base color, you can certainly switch it up.

Layer of DSP : 2 1/2″ by 3 3/4″ mine was the harlequin pattern.

Stamp the circus tent in Dapper Denim onto Whisper White scrap, trim out, and add some Cajun Craze for an old tent look  if you’d like.

Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White in Dapper Denim ink. Pennant the end with paper sips or the Banner Triple Punch. Mine measures 1 1/4″ by 3 1/2″, you can always make it shorter if you like. I also added a Rhinestone 😉

Stamp the Ferris wheel in Early Espresso, fussy cut, then go over with a little Soft Suede on a sponge for the aged look. Rhinestone in the center of the wheel.

Optional:  I added some Peekaboo Peach ink to an aqua painter  and painted it onto Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. You will need to add in some drying time, you can heat dry it a little with the Heat Tool, but it will smoke when it gets too hot ( TRUST ME ON THAT ONE) and it still doesn’t completely dry. Patience is best.

Then I ran it through the big shot, with the small icing part, and small cupcake base part that are in the Up & Away Thinlits dies set, which coordinate with this stamp set. HOW CUTE!!!!!

Attach these with mini glue dots to get a good adhesion.

So, to wrap up :

~adhere your DSP to the Peekaboo Peach base with snail

~adhere the Ferris wheel with dimensionals near the top right

~ adhere the Happy Birthday banner with Fast Fuse to the bottom left

~ adhere the tent just at the bottom edge of the DSP

~ add inside sentiment or your greeting!

I hope you enjoy this card 🙂

If you haven’t gotten your new catalog, drop me a line and I will get you one

Remember Sale A Bration is in full swing. You get one free item with each $50 purchase.

If you have been on the fence, right now is a super time to join as a new demonstrator , you get $125 worth of stamps for $99, and two bonus free stamp sets of your choice. A future discount on all of your purchases, and no need to sell a thing… I PROMISE!

I would love to have you on my team, even if just to support your own stamping habit, like me 😀

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

Rach

Supplies

Cool Treats stamp set ( sentiment)

Carousel Birthday stamp set

Peekaboo Peach card stock, ink pad

Early Espresso ink pad

Soft Suede ink pad

Dapper Denim ink pad

Cajun Craze marker or ink pad

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack

Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Up & Away Thinlits

Paper Snips

Stampin Trimmer

Big shot

Dimensionals

Mini glue dots

Fast Fuse

Snail adhesive

Rhinestone embellishments

Clear block starter set

Whisper White envelopes

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