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A Festive Phrases Valentine , Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

I made these fun Valentine’s Day cards with the Festive Phrases stamp set, that will soon be disappearing from the 2017 Holiday Catalog! Stampin’ Up! created several sets this year that included a Valentine or Love image with the other holiday images. I think it was a super idea, since it gives more value to your stamp sets and makes them useable for longer as well.

I dreamed up this card idea, because I love doing a chalkboard style card, and this certainly turned out so so cute!

If this isn’t in your stash, you only have a bit of time left to get your hands on it 🙂

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Mini DSP Christmas Trees, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

Yet another quick and fun way to use up scraps! I trimmed out some triangle trees in varied sizes to make this fun design. I just used any old DSP that was in pieces on my craft table:)

I backed it with a thin strip of DSP and added a Whisper White panel to give a focal point.

Until next time,

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Marker to Stamp Technique with Embossing Paste , Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

This card, either version will be simple to create in a hurry if you’re running short on Christmas cards!

I added Embossing Paste to the Pine Tree and dried it with a heat tool to make it a bit puffy.

I tinted the Embossing Paste with Powder Pink refill ink ( just a drop!!) to create some Bermuda Sand for the Beachy Tree!

Also I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the tree with the snow to give a shimmer effect 🙂

I really cannot believe we have less than a week to go!

Stay tuned for more ideas through to Christmas Eve and be sure to tune in tomorrow to Facebook to see what we make live!

I’ll see you at 930am EST on the Rachthestamper Facebook page!

Until next time,

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XO Rach

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A Fast and Fun Christmas Gift , Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

Guess what……I just finished my blog post for today! I promised to have a new one every day through Christmas Eve and I forgot. So I thought, it is close to Christmas, people may be in crunch time mode…..make a quick and easy one!

So this is what I came up with and you may have many of the easy things needed to make these, and guess what else? If you don’t ,swap it our for a stamp set you have, or you could even go the route of giving thank you cards! People NEED those too!

If you have the Pizza Boxes to add the cards below to, you could add some DSP and a simple stamped image, tie some ribbon as well if you’d like.

If you don’t , just tie it up with a pretty , festive ribbon, or layer two together as I did with these!

You could copy any of the cards shown and make the same stamp only ones, or DSP and a stamp, whatever works for your needs!

So without further delay…..

The note cards are 3″ by 6″, score at 3″, you can use Whisper White or Very Vanilla to make it easy. You can use colored card stock but you may need to add a white insert so keep it simple.

Then Stamp, use ink that is not a traditional Christmas color, know why? It is your card! And besides Christmas lights on a string are all different colors right?

I went with similar color schemes, for example:

Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum

Dapper Denim and Marina Mist

I think they are fun and take the stress out.

Another way is the Stampin’ Blends if you WANT to color…..if you don’t just Stamp It! 🙂

One more way is a bold sentiment with a 2 3/4″ square piece of DSP behind it! Ya know you have tons of cool DSP leftover 😉

So easy and fun and really with endless possibilities too

Hope you have fun creating your version!

Stay tuned for a new idea each day up through Christmas Eve:)…..Even if I “Last Minute Lucy” it 😀

Until next time,

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XO Rach
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A Lemon Lime Twist on a Lovely Tree, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

Ever notice how I get on a roll with something ? It is funny, I can not use s stamp set forever, then I will also never put it away.

This is another reboot from some time ago, the prior card I did White Craft ink onto Early Espresso card stock.

I must say I am a HUGE fan of Navy and Lime, they go together so well and really compliment each other. You will need to make sure to add drying time in for the craft ink so you do not smudge it 🙂

I added a line of the Silver Mini Sequins as a touch of bling, but you could totally do without.

 

What will you create? Be sure to share some images onto the Rachthestamper page, I love to see your versions!

 

Until next time,

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Merriest Christmas Wishes , Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

This card is made oh so simple by adding some of your favorite Designer Series Paper to a card base, then making it shine with Silver Emboss powder.

I added some Real Red sponged on the edges to bring it together with the Real Red card base. The Old Olive 1/8″ Ribbon added a touch of Christmas Green and finally a pop of sparkle with the Clear Faceted Gems.

I finished the inside with a beautiful sentiment and added the Tree by coloring each part with the Stampin’ Write markers to make it look like a mini ornament.

Hope you have fun creating your version!

Stay tuned for a new idea each day up through Christmas Eve:)

Until next time,

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A Season of Scraps with Watercolor Christmas, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

This is a fun, quick and easy card, and also a GREAT way to use up scraps!

The main layer of the card is 3 3/4″ so all the strips are about a 1/2″ by 3 3/4″. I just used whichever pieces I have laying around and I added in the Champagne Foil I had leftover trimmed up from the Wise Men card I made several days ago! I Also popped it up on dimensionals to give it some extra pop!

 

So easy and fun and really with endless possibilities too!

Quick tip, I used a Swiffer cloth to wipe off the excess Embossing Buddy powder after the White Embossing Powder dried.

 

Hope you have fun creating your version!

Stay tuned for a new idea each day up through Christmas Eve:)

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Wise Men From Afar: Tone on Tone, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers!

I hope you’ve added this to your must have stamp sets list. It’s a beautiful card even with tone on tone as with this version!

Get it before it’s gone forever in my online store at rachthestamper.

All supplies are listed below:)

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Wise Men From Afar, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

This set is one I wanted from first sight of the Holiday Catalog, but I held off. I will admit, I have made a ton of cards with it since receiving it Wednesday!

I have another version I’ll share tomorrow, but this one was done as a mixed metals look with Silver, Copper and Gold embossing powder and then I added some Champagne Foil to round it out!

What do you think? Are you inspired?!?

Let me know what you’ll create and I’ll share my tone on tone version tomorrow:)

Until next time,

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Two Step Stamping without Two Step stamps with Christmas Pines, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi Stampers! This will be a whole new way to stretch your stamps for a completely different use. Two step stamping without suing the second ( or third) step of stamps. It will be super simple to do this with your new Stamparatus, which is currently available for pre order in my online store at http://www.rachthestamper.stampinup.net. You do need to create an account with me in order to do your preorder but it is quick and easy, and I am always here to help 🙂

 

I love this stamp set as it is so versatile.

 

I will have another amazing card to share with you tomorrow with the Wise Men From Afar stamp set, so stay tuned!!

 

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