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Halloween blog hop, Stampin’ Up! September

Hi stampers! Hope everyone is off to a great weekend full of Fall fun and adventures….now if only Mother Nature would chill out and cooperate, we could all relax a bit more 😉

Thanks for taking time to stop by and check out my entry in the Stamp It demo group blog hop! If this is where you started, thanks for coming by. If this is a stop on your hop, thanks for dropping in, and either way be sure to go the through the rest of the hop so you can see all the super fun, spooky and cute ideas!!

This was really fun to create and it just jumps out at you….literally 🙂

Measurements:

Pumpkin Pie base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Whisper White panel: 4″ by 5 1/4″

Painted Autumn DSP: scraps for pumpkins

Silver Foil: scrap for gate

Whisper White : scrap for brick column

I put the brick column up on dimensional and added the gate to the backside of it for depth and the open look. I also popped the pumpkins up on dimensionals as well for a more fun card.

I would love to know how you feel about my card! Drop me a line at Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Be sure to follow all the way through the hop, so you’ll have 10 chances to enter to win a fantastic prize. You need to leave your FIRST & LAST name, a comment & #STAMPITCONTEST to be entered to win!

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That’s it….. no purchase necessary to enter 🙂

Last Month’s Winner


Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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2. Gianna Melone-Sardella
3. Julie DeGuia
4. Rachael Rife
5. Pam Nichols
6. Brenda Diaz
7. Lori Mueller
8. Linda Cullen
9. Liz Holloway
10. Bobbie Crouch
11. Teresa Howe

Supplies

144823 Ready for Christmas stamp set (stairs)

144749 Spooky Cat stamp set

144765 Graveyard Gate stamp set

144613 Painted Autumn DSP for cut out pumpkins

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad *for the light glow

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad * to fill in the steps for depth

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

132178 Silver Foil paper

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

144262 Big Shot Die Brush and Pad

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

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

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Anything But the Holidays, Stampin’ Up!

 WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME CARD




Hello stampers! This is a super fun style hop today, and this is my first “Outside the group” hop that I have ever done. I hope you like my design, it was fun to create. I always seem to look at the catalog in a different perspective, because I like my customers, downline and fellow stampers to get the most for their money with as many varied ideas as possible for a stamp set. I know a lot of people who simply do not purchase certain types of stamp sets, like Halloween or even Valentine’s Day for example because they feel they will never use them again. So I am happy to share this cute “Welcome to your new home ” card.

I tried to set the “New Home” apart by lighting up the windows and shining a light on it! I also thought adding in Garden Green trees would give lots of depth and filing to this actually quite simple card.

I cut several types of the houses, church and so on, and then layered them some flat, and some with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give much more of a “town on a hill” feeling.

Of course no card is complete, in my opinion anyway, without some Wink of Stella 😉

I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts on this cool card!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

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1. Janet Wakeland
2. Annette Sullivan
3. Melody Tess Rollins
4. Tamra Davis – USA
5. Pip Todman (UK)
6. Jan Musselman
7. Lea Denton – UK
8. Debbie Dutchess
9. Joanne Cantrell – USA
10. Bev Gerard
11. Georgia Gaydos
12. Carly Middleton
13. Betty Bickford
14. Liz Holloway (CANADA)
15. Susan Timchack aka Stampin Sue Creates
16. Rachael Rife Rachthestamper
17. Cindy Fodor
18. Debbie Henderson
19. Sandra Collett
20. Angélique Nederpel/Stempelkeuken – Netherlands
21. Dawn Thomas (USA)
22. Hannah McCurley – UK
23. Rick Adkins
24. Arden Dougan
25. Tamra Davis – USA
26. Stamp-Patty’s – Patty Chenail – USA
27. Ginger Rabesa – Stamping the Cape
28. Tricia Butts – Tricia’s Stamping Creations U.S.A.
29. Chris Slogar (USA)
30. Susan Murphy – Susan’s Craft Room
31. Fiona Stanton
32. Maria Pane (USA)
33. Claudine Delaunay (Canada)
34. Jackie Noble – CreativeJax (New Zealand)
35. Nature Gibner
36. Sara Levin
37. Karie Beglau
38. Sarah Cade
39. Claudia Perry
40. Katherine Cartwright
41. Sue Craig
42. Beth McCullough
43. Lisa Pretto
44. Stesha Bloodhart
45. Amanda Dickson
46. Nichole Loe
47. Sherry Roth – Canada
48. Sharon Jacobs
49. Frances Wagner
50. Candice Fields
51. Jen Tribue – Stamptastical.com
52. Teri Wells
53. Michele Reynolds
54. Christina Walker USA
55. Candy Ford
56. Diana Eichfeld
57. Geschtempelt – Gesche Preißler
58. Sue Patrsyk – InkandSparkleStamping.com

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143928 Wood Words clear mount stamp set (Sentiment)

100867 Night of Navy card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

101650 So Saffron card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

109131 Silver Embossing powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

103083 Embossing Buddy

129053 Heat Tool

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

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Fall Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers! Are you getting ready for back to school? Have your kids already gone back? Well then this hop is going to be right up your alley! Autumn and Fall are the theme to this months hop. If you come along you can almost smell the crisp air, feel the slight chill and maybe grab your favorite sweater and beverage of choice. Hey we can dream right!?!? It’ll be here before long 🍁🍂☕️

Measurements:

Card base: Thick Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Very Vanilla Scraps: used to stamp flowers, lights, pumpkins, sign, welcome mat

I cut the door portion from the Thick Very Vanilla panel and set the door aside. I then ran the top half with the missing door through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder.

I added Cajun Craze ink to the bricks with a Stampin’ Sponge, I then went over it again with the Smoky Slate ink and a Stampin’ Sponge. I really love how it turned out. What about you? What would you change when you make it yours?

I decided to keep the garland even though they’re holly berries because when I colored them in they look very fall-esque.  Of course the sunflowers and pumpkins fit perfectly!

I think  dimensionals give so much life to a card, so I kinda went crazy with them here.

I added all the ink into the flowers etc. using the Blender Pens because they give much better control and hues on smaller pieces in my opinion.

I used Pumpkin Pie & Tangerine Tango inks for the pumpkins, Garden Green for the stems and flowerstems.

I used Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Real Red & Smoky Slate inks for the flowers.

I used Smoky Slate and a touch of Dapper Denim for the door, and Crushed Curry for the handle.

I used Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Garden Green, So Saffron & Cajun Crake inks for the garland.

I used Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Real Red, Soft Sky & Smoky Slate inks for the lights.

The mat is stamped in Archival Black ink onto Crumb Cake card stock.

I hope you have enjoyed this creation as much as I loved creating it!

I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your versions too:)

Be sure to follow all the way through the hop, so you have 11 chances to enter to win a super prize. You need to leave your FIRST and LAST name, a comment & #STAMPITCONTEST to be entered to win!

That’s it….. no purchase necessary to enter 🙂

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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Blog Hoppers:

 

Supplies

143681 At Home With You photopolymer  stamp set

143727 At Home Framelits

138288 Brick Wall Embossing Folder

144237 Thick Very Vanilla  card stock

120953 Crumb Cake card stock

141394 Dapper Denim ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

126865 Cajun Craze ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126946 Tangerine Tango ink pad

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

104199 Linen Thread

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

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

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Christmas in July Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers!

This beautiful antique style Christmas card, was incredibly easy to create, and it can also be quickly transformed to be a winter card. It could even be a sympathy or thinking of you card ,with the change of a sentiment!

It was a card idea I had in my head, and then when I started stamping it, I didn’t love it. Then I had the thought to change it to an older, vintage postcard style of card, and the magic began.

I stamped the pine trees first in the background,onto a Very Vanilla panel by inking the stamp in Pear Pizzazz, stamping off once first, then stamped the image. I stamped the smaller reindeer in Crumb Cake, and finally the larger centerpiece Reindeer in Early Espresso. I filled in the bigger deer with a blender pen and the Early Espresso ink pad, and also used those tools to add shadowing to the deer for depth of field. I sponged the edges with Early Espresso as well, but I still was not completely satisfied with the look. So I ran a small clear block along the edge of the card stock to rough it up a bit and give an aged curl.  I then used the flat side of the sponge dabbed lightly all over the front in Crumb Cake to finish the aged patina.

I am so thrilled with how this turned out, but it needed a touch of a red color to slightly brighten it, but not a bright red, so I turned to the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon to add a slight color pop. I added the ribbon to a piece of Be Merry DSP with bit of Snail Adhesive. I mounted the front panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some height and visual interest. Then adhered them to a Garden Green card stock base.

I didn’t stop there, for the inside I added the Pine Boughs in Garden Green ink by stamping them first full ink, then again without reinking to fill in the negative space. I sponged the edges as well in Early Espresso, and added the sentiment in that same ink as well.

I finished the front of the card, with some tiny touches of Clear Wink of Stella. I thought it added a bit of wintery Christmas magic.

Measurements

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

DSP layer: 4″ by 5 /14″

Very Vanilla front: 3 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Inside Very Vanilla panel: 4″ by 5 1/4″

So, what do you think? I am really pleased and think I may actually use this design as my family Christmas card…….well, until I get ahold of the 2017 Holiday Catalog I suppose 😉

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

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Giveaway

Follow along on our Blog Hop for a chance to win the A Little Wild stamp set, leave your first and last name, and #stampitcontest to be entered!

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Supplies

144406 Nature Sings clear mount stamp set

144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper

101650 Very Vanilla  card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

126974 Early Espresso ink pad

144117 Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Stitched Ribbon

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

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Summer Fun/Patriotic Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!


Hi Stampers! Thanks so much for following along on this Summer Fun/ Patriotic blog hop. If you started here, thanks so much for coming by, remember to finish all the way through to have more chances to win and if this stop was on your way through, thanks for visiting 🙂

The Mermaid Stamp set is one that stole my heart, like immediately! I fell so hard in love with this one!  I mean who hasn’t dreamt of being a mermaid ever since seeing Tom Hanks go all in after Darryl Hannah in SPLASH! Seeing them frolic in the mermaid lagoon in Peter Pan, or maybe for some of you young-ins ;-), Ariel in The Little Mermaid. They are so beautiful and graceful, plus who wouldn’t want to live near the beach, right?

I know my nieces will squeal with delight when they get this in a slightly different version for their birthday cards……Best Aunt Ever right here !!

 

Onto this pretty, but pretty simple card!

I created the base of the card using the “seafloor” in the Mermaid set, I stamped it diagonally for a different take on the stamp in Crumb Cake, and colored a few of the crabs, shells and starfish in with various Stampin’ Write markers. I then went back and stamped the “seaweed trails” in Garden Green, stamping off once before each movement to give an underwater feel. You could also accomplish this by using two different inks, such as Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. I also stamped all the way around the card, rotating as I went along, so it appears as if you are looking down in to the sea from above. I added the ” bubbles” in with Marina Mist ink, some full ink and some stamped twice without reinking.

I added some depth by gently “read lightly-ish” sponging So Saffron, and the super lightly Marina Mist, to give a sand and depth of water feel. I also added in some Wink of Stella for that sea sparkle! You could also go over this with Versamark ink, Heat & Stick Powder and finally some Dazzling Diamonds if you want some extra bling.

The Mermaid, I knew I wanted free- floating, so I stamped her onto a piece of Very Vanilla again using Crumb Cake ink for a slight “tan” outline, that would be fairly easy to adapt her skin color to any tone. I used a few different Stampin’ Write markers to get her hair a sandy blonde color, and I used a mix of Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Craft White ink to even out her skin tone. I hand trimmed her as close as I wanted to get a flowy feel, especially to her hair. I had stamped her tail in Archival Black ink onto Glossy paper and colored it in with reinkers and alcohol in a previous video you can see here.

I added the Mermaid with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then to finish the inside, I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim, and again added some”bubbles” in Marina Mist.

I hope you like this cute first card I created with the Magical Mermaid stamp set. I know there will be lots of new versions to come!

And now onto the good stuff!

Last Month’s Hop Winner: Cheri Furr!!

A big Congrats Cheri 🙂

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Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

144017 Magical Mermaid clear mount stamp set

101910 Shimmer White card stock

144240 Glossy White card stock

70% Isopropyl Alcohol

126957 So Saffron ink pad

126962 Marina Mist ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

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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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

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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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Mother’s Day Blog hop, Stampin’ Up! April









Hi stampers! Welcome to our Stamp It demonstrators group Mother’s Day blog hop!

I would love to say I was prepared, but this is another project, strike that TWO projects I created for this blog hop…….AT THE LAST MINUTE. Insert sad face here 😦 it seems I cannot get my behind in gear these last few weeks, however this is a testament that you can create absolutely anything , and a quite beautiful anything with minimal effort. That is what is so wonderful about all of the Stampin’ Up! products: they coordinate and compliment effortlessly, blend with each other beautifully, and keep your stress levels to a minimum :-D.

I did find the gift bag idea in the 2016-17 Annual catalog and  came up with the card inspiration from Pinterest. BUT the color combo was all on my own. It is such a pretty combo and even though we have the retirement list that came out, and the 2015-17 In Colors that are retiring, at least we still have POOL PARTY right!?!?!? If we could bring back Coastal Cabana, I may never leave my stamp room.

I did videos below for both projects, but I will still give out a quick instruction for each, and as always the measurements for the card!

Just a few notes, the 2016-17 Annual catalog retirement list is going and fast….so make sure you get what you want before the price goes up……..on eBay that is:/

The NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog will be coming to a mailbox near you very soon, and if you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to drop me an email with your full name, and mailing address and I will send you one free of charge.

The Occasions catalog will be coming to a close as well on May 31, 2017, OR while supplies last. Please get what you have been waiting for now, once it is gone, all I can do is cry with you and pat your back 🙂

 

As always be sure to follow all the way through the hop and see all the beautiful cards, these ladies have created, and while you’re there, leave a comment, along with your name and #stampitcontest to bantered to win the super pretty Watercolor Wishes Kit!

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

Rach

 

Card Base: 4 1/4″ by 12″ card stock base ( I used Kraft card stock)

Layers: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

On the 12″ side, score at 2, 4 ,8 & 10″, then turn and line up the 4 1/4″ side edge  at the 1″ mark, and score from 2″ to 10″ ( in-between the score lines), flip and repeat on the other side.

You will then do a mountain/valley fold  for an”M” shape to the card when it stands up.

You will need five pieces to layer and I did them in  Whisper White

Two measuring  7/8″ by 3 7/8″

One measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 7/8″

Two measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 3/4″

 

Gift Bag: Glassine gift bag

Layer: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

And the winner is……..Congrats to Pauline Vaughn, she won last months blog hop prize!

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Next month maybe it will be Y O U !

Leave your first and last name, a comment of course and #stampitcontest to be entered to win! One entry per person  on each blog hop page.

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137360 Butterfly Thinlits

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138315 Kraft Tag A Bag

135826 PetiteCafe Gift bags

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122924 Pool Party card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126982 Pool Party ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

120907 Decorative Label Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

143263 Big Shot

139684 Precision Base Plate

140603 Die Brush

113475 Cutting pads

104332 Snail Adhesive

104430 Dimensionals

118491 Clear block bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist

126189 Paper Piercing Tool

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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.

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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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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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