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Stampin’ Blends review, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

I created this fun card yesterday while explaining some things I discovered about the all new Stampin’ Blends, which will be available for purchase in my online store starting November 1, 2017. Click the link to SHOP NOW.

I tried the new blends out on Whisper White card stock, Vellum paper and Window Sheets. I used Memento ink for all of them and then I colored them in a few differnet ways to see which worked and how to make some work.

See the video below for all of the info.

The card I made was a Joy Fold card, and is very simple to create and also super easy to make into most any theme, style or color scheme:)

Measurements:

You can use a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ and make two card bases and then add in the other part, or make one from a full sheet.

Base 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″ 2 3/4″

Inside Base 3 3/4″ by 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″

Layers for the main base
1 piece 4″ by 5 1/4″, I used DSP

2 pieces 4″ by 2 1/2″, again I used DSP

Layers for Inside Base
2 pieces 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″, I used Whisper White to be able to stamp my images and sentiments.

In this version, I fussy cut an ornament from the Season of Whimsy to hold the card closed, pretty fun idea!

 

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, Birthday cards, DSP Designer Series Paper, Framelits, Soft Subtles, Stained Glass technique, Stampin' Up

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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Halloween Mini Milk cartons, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers,

I want to send out my thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by Harvey, Irma, and the wildfires. I am thinking of and praying for you all. I cannot imagine what some people have seen and gone through in these past few weeks and I am very blessed to be safe with my family and friends.

My heart also goes out to the September 11th victims and families. It is a day I will NEVER FORGET. I pray you find peace in the memories of your loved ones. They will not be forgotten by me, and I thank them all for sacrificing what they had no choice in giving.

I have a project today that will hopefully bring a smile or smirk to your face, as we can all use a little uplifting on a day such as this.

I made these cute little mini milk cartons after watching a Facebook live that Angie Juda did this past Friday. She made an adorable triangle treat box, and I thought wouldn’t that be cool as a larger lidded project. I know I am not the first to think of this, but the way ideas come to me is usually through someones project that becomes something else in my mind.

That and for some reason as I fall asleep at night, I think about card or box ideas……probably why I am always so tired, seems my mind will not shut off.

Ok to on to the directions.

I made this box using a 6″ by 8 1/2″ piece of card stock. You could use DSP, but it may be slightly less sturdy.

Score on the 8 1/2″ long side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″

Score on the 6″ side at 1 /2″, then move to the other unscored side and score at 2″, move this new 2″ score line to 2″ and score again. This will make your box much easier to close since all the squares are not exactly equal. You will have a 2″, 2″ and about 1 1/2″ box.

Once you trim up the pieces that need trimming and need to be removed, you will again put your card stock in on the 8 1/2″ side, lining up the 1st and 3rd boxes in between the 1″ marks on the Stampin’ Trimmer. Then make a small tic mark with the score blade, your stylus or bone folder.

After doing both, you will take a ruler and score from the inside corner to the tick mark on both sides, on both boxes. ( This will all make immensely more sense if you watch the video as you go along.)

You will want to be sure to burnish all of your score lines with the bone folder, and be sure to use a really good adhesive, like Fast Fuse or Tear n Tape.

It’s all fully explained in the video in case this seems confusing.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XOXO Rach

 

Supplies

144780 Creep It Real clear mount stamp  set

144749 Spooky Cat photopolymer stamp set

144610 Spooky Night DSP

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

122922 Wisteria Wonder card stock

105126 Elegant Eggplant card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

144624 7/8″ Striped Ribbon

141682 Basic Black Baker’s Twine

144230 Silver Mini Sequin Trim

144611 Vintage Crochet Trim

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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Peek Through Halloween card,Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers! Thought I would share this fun and easy to create card with you today. It was an older idea of mine that I revamped for a Halloween card, but you could easily swap out the theme as well

Hope you give it a try and I would love to see your results!

To make the card, take a standard card base of 4 1/4″ by 11″, score on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″, then on one of the 5 1/2″ sides, trim 1 1/2″ from the bottom, then trim 2″ from the bottom, this will make your bottom and cross piece layer to hold the card together.

You will then need a sheet of 4″ by 5 1/2″ of Whisper White to make layers to add on. You will cut it at 1 3/8″ and 1 7/8″ two times to make layers for your card base.

It’s all fully explained in the video in case this seems confusing.

 

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XOXO Rach

 

Supplies

144780 Creep It Real clear mount stamp  set

144749 Spooky Cat photopolymer stamp set

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

109131 Silver Embossing powder

140931 Archival Black ink pad

Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers

102283 Versamark 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

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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Delightful Daisy DSP, Stampin’ Up!


Hi stampers!

Here are a few variations of the Double Gate Fold Peekaboo card we made at our workshop on Friday evening.

I made a video and prior blog post with full instructions if you need to know how to make it!

We also used the Eastern Beauty stamp set and as you can see, this is a totally different look then you’ve probabaly seen in samples of Eastern Palace!

 

Hope you enjoyed this share,

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

XO Rach
Supplies:

144137 Delightful Daisy DSP

143675 Eastern Beauty photopolymer stamp set

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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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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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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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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 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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Gift card holders from Paper & Glassine bags, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi stampers! I know I am a tad bit behind on my blogs, so as a promise to myself and you all, I got caught all up right before my little vacation so you would have some fun things to create and be inspired by while I was away!

These two were super fun to create, and I think they make a fun way to give your gift, and an even better way to receive one.

You can change the DSP used, change the sentiment , change everything or you can make it just as it is.

What will you create? Send me a picture on Facebook and let me see too!!

Instructions:

You will want to score your bag (either one) at 3″, (on both sides) to get a better crease.

Cut a piece of DSP to measure 3 1/4″ by 12″. Then you will lay the DSP down( with the side dow you want to facing out) and fold to meet the sides. Then overlap the back, and add Snail to close the ends together.

If you want to add the Whisper White insert it will measure 4 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.

You can do a little background stamping for interest, and this will be the perfect spot to add your greeting. Also, make sure you tell them to enjoy the gift card, so they know to look for it inside!

You can stamp any sentiment you would like, and punch it out with the 2″ circle punch, add a second 2″ circle punch in Silver foil to add some zip. (How often do you hear that not related to Miracle Whip;))

You could stamp any sentiment, and punch it out with the Sweetheart punch, and then layer onto a 2″ circle punch with Dazzling Diamonds or the Blushing Bride glimmer paper too!

Wrap a little ribbon around it for added flair, or leave it more plain if you want to, it’s all up to you.

Hope you like this cute little treat holder as much as I do 🙂

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

138315 Kraft Tag A Bags

141700 Glassine Gift bags

142971 Suite Sentiments clear mount stamp set

140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set

135315 Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

138437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

132178 Silver Foil sheets

131171 Bermuda Bay ink pad

131172 Blushing Bride ink pad

100082 Black Stampin’ Write markers

142794 Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon

143601 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo pack FREE W $50 SAB purchase

133786 Sweetheart Punch

133782 2″ Circle Punch

104199 Linen Thread

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

141337 Stampin’ Sponges

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

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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Mini cards with Carried Away DSP, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hi Stampers! These cards are so very fun to make! It’s like getting a two for one deal, because you can create so many, so quickly!

I hope you will forgive the shortness of this post….we are headed off on a little break, and I wanted to get one more post done for you, but I didn’t have a whole lot of time 🙂

You can make two tall, or two short cards, or four of both! They are super easy, and I can see a whole lot of these in my future. I also would love to see what you create. Will you send me some photos?

This is my one year anniversary as a blogger by the way! SO…….

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US 😉

’cause I wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for you all! So thanks for sticking by me, and I promise to make this a fun, and crafty journey .

Ok, the cards  will vary depending on your choice of style. I will outline both, and you choose your fav.

Tall Card:

4 1/4″ by 11″ base of Thick Whisper White, score at 5 1/2″, then cut in half at 2 1/8″.

DSP layer measures 2″ by 5 2/8″, just add with some snail, and add the balloons with a dimensional, add clouds if you wish. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy, flag the end and add with snail or mini glue dots.

Wide Card:

5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, then cut in half at 2 6/8″.

DSP layer measures 2 1/2″ by 4″, again add with snail, and add a few dimensionals to the Night of Navy balloon, and attach. Add clouds if desired. Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy ink and add with mini glue dots.

BOOM! Easy! Done, and this is such a fun, and simple card to make your own.

You can use a regular envelope to mail this since the clouds hang off, but the envelope is large enough to hold them in place.

Make sure to check out the video for a few extra tips and ideas!

Until next time…….

Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

141951 Wherever You Go clear mount stamp set

141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

100867 Night of Navy card stock

143608 Carried Away DSP FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale A Bration

126970 Night of Navy ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

101731 Craft White ink pad

102283 Versamark ink pad

103083 Embossing Buddy

129053 Heat Tool

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

141337 Stampin’ Sponges

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

107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes

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