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Hi Stampers!

I created this fun little card with one of my favorite stamp sets in the holiday Catalog if not of all time. Season of Whimsy is  a fun, nostalgic set and that is why it really is one of a kind to me:) It reminds me of my grandparents house at Christmas time many years ago. I will always keep and use this beautiful set.

It is a hostess set in the Holiday catalog, so if you want to get it, you will need to place a qualifying order before the Holiday Catalog comes to an end January 2nd 2018.

You also have a chance to win this awesome set just by leaving a comment today on our Stamp It Group Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your name, a comment and #stampitcontest to be entered. All comments need to be left on a blog post to be entered.

There are several other blog hoppers, so follow all the way through for more chances to enter!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

Card measurements:

Soft Sky Base 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Basic Black layer 4″ by 5 1/4″

DSP layer 3 3/4″ by 5″

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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

Last Hop’s Winner




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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Stampin’ Up! 2017 Retirement List, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!!

I am freshly back from the Stampin’ Up! convention in Richmond VA. I had a blast along with my fellow Team Stamp It demos. I got to meet a bunch of them for the very first time! We were even able to do a little Facebook LIVE on Sunday to showcase some cards and I got to stamp with the One and Only TAMI WHITE!!!!

How lucky was I?!?!? Very very lucky, that is how I feel anyway. Her cousin Kim invited us back to do a little crafting on our way back up 95 N to go home. It was a super fun pit stop, and I look forward to doing it again 🙂

If you have been living under a rock, then you may not have heard that the New 2017-18 Annual catalog will be released soon, and along with that comes the news of the 2016-17 Annual catalog Retirement list:  insert sad wah wah noise here ( I know you just did it in your head ).

I will again give out my best advice as I did with Sale A Bration ( hopefully you’ll listen this time) GET IT NOW……eBay is such a bitter pill to swallow. There are things that WILL sell out on the list. They will SELL OUT TODAY. I really just want my point across and I don’t mean to shout. I just would hate to see you waste your money, when you can save it for new stuff in the new catalog when you get it!

See, I love you and only want to help your wallet/crafting addiction. Trust me I have a problem too, but I love my problem too much to give it up 😉

Here is a link to the 2016-17 Annual Catalog Retirement List.


One piece of advice, I am sure everyone is trying to get on line at the same time , so please be patient, and I am saying a little prayer it will load for you 🙂

Stay tuned for lots of Goodbye to certain stamp set posts in the next few weeks!

I am well aware I will be bidding a sad, sad farewell to a few of my very favorites.

Stay tuned to Facebook and YouTube LIVE as I will do my best to post a few more in the next weeks, to give you up to date info as I get it.


As always, thank you for reading, following, liking and encouraging me along this Stampin’ journey…….I mean this with all my heart, I would NOT do this , if it weren’t for all of Y O U!!


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Happy Stampin’ Up! New Year & World Card Making Day!

Happy new year stampers!! Well Stampin’ Up! new year anyway🤗🎉🎈

Here are a few cute little treats I wanted to share with you for World Card Making day on October 1st 2016.

I did a little treat holder, a card, and gave a few ideas for the really cool take out boxes which are on the CLEARANCE RACK!!!!! They are so cheap you just need to get some, also they can hold a TON of goodies! Great if you need a quick simple treat box. 

The little treat holder measures 3″ by 31/2″ and is about 1 1/4″ deep.

To make it you will need a piece of DSP measuring 4 1/2″ by 9 1/2″.

On the long side you will score it at 3″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 9″ and 9 1/2″. the turn and score at 3 1/2″. I showed in the video what to trim and you simply fold on the score lines, add some adhesive to the 1 /2″ strip and adhesive to the bottom and seal it up 🙂

Easy peasy…..

Until next time….Stay Crafty!!


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A Boo-tiful Halloween Mix, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers, crafters and creative friends! I thought I would share a few of the Halloweem card ideas I have come up with lately. A lot of these items contain really cool things from the clearance rack. They just added in a TON of new items, and they are while supplies last. But I also have a mix of things from the 2016 Holiday catalog, and the annual catalog.

I hope you find a little inspiration, and if you have any questions, or want any tips or advice, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me. You can leave me a comment here on my blog, or send me an email.

I am also on most other social media platforms, and would be glad to see and hear from you on any of those as well!


Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!


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