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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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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A gift for you, Merry Christmas EARLY, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I have a great gift for you, and its absolutely free!! All you need to do is send me an email with your name, address, email address of choice and I will send you a link to get a free PDF so you can create these fantastic Christmas projects, 13 in total!

There are cards, little gifts, treat or gift holders…..so many really pretty ideas.

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You can get a head start on your Christmas gift list:), plus craft as you do it…..What could be better !

I hope you will take advantage of these great projects .

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

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Stamp It Group, Halloween blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! You are going to love this Spooky, Funny, Cute and Scary Blog Hop Tour! I really love Halloween, and I hope you enjoy my Creepy Graveyard card as much as I enjoyed creating it! There are so many fun cards on this hop, I hope you will follow all of the way through and get some fun inspiration for your Halloween cards! Also, as always there is a really cool prize you can enter to win absolutely FREE! All you need to do is leave a comment, and #Stampitcontest to be entered to win. (One entry per person please) You will find a great video tutorial below,and  the card uses a standard base of 4 1/4 by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″. Hope you have fun making your own version of this super fun card. I would love to hear how you made it your own!

 

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Inside version 2

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

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Inside version 1

 

Giveaway

Supplies

141842 Spooky Scenes Edgelits dies

142255 Cookie Cutter Halloween (Raven)

142249 Halloween Treat

142027 Halloween Night Baker’s Twine

121045 Basic Black card stock

121044 Dark Gray card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

140931 Archival black ink pad

126957 So Saffron ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126949 Real Red ink  pad

100082 Black Stampin Write marker

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

133773 Daubers

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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Stamp It Group Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! Are you getting excited? Only a FEW short days until the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog goes live for customers….September 1st to be exact 🙂 You are just not gonna believe all of the cute stamp sets, accessories, ribbon……my oh my, I could go on and on! I chose this fun set to create a Thanksgiving or Autumn themed card  to show just how versatile a lot of the different stamp sets are. I have many more great ideas for things you might not have thought of when you first saw the catalog. There will be ways to use stamp sets for completely different holidays than they were designed for too. So many ways to get a set, and stretch it to a whole new level….and Holiday 😉


This was a very simple card to make, I simply used the Sponge Brayer to create the sunset background for the card, and added layers from there. I sponged, or used the sponge daubers to give each layer another level of depth and feeling. One thing to keep in mind for the Halloween Scenes Edgelits is that you can use them as another whole layer to the card, or you can place them lower on the card stock you are cutting them from so you can layer them as I did below. You could also cut the tree out in Very Vanilla, and use sponges to add in some fall color, and almost make the bottom look like fallen leaves piled up. Another way to use the fence would be to layer it back a layer on top of one of the farther hills, add the tree in, and then add an additional fence in front. Just a few thoughts on how to change it up, of course you will love this as a Spooky Halloween tree as well 🙂


See the video below for the full how to, and you can always follow me on You Tube as Rachthestamper!

Make sure you follow this Blog Hop all the way through, leave a comment along with #Stampitcontest, and you will be entered to win the prize below. Remember you can enter one time on each persons blog, and there are links below that will take you to each one.

Thanks for stopping by for some fun F A L L inspiration……

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies:

142206 Suite Seasons stamp set

141842 Halloween Scenes Edgelits

141706 Layering Oval framelits

100730 Whisper White card stock

119684 Cajun Craze card stock

102128 Chocolate Chip card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

126965 Cajun Craze ink pad

1119683 Daffodil Delight ink pad

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

Cajun Craze&  Crushed Curry markers

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

141337 Stampin Sponges

141714 Sponge Brayer

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

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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A spooky fun Halloween treat box, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! It’s getting closer to that fun time of year, when all the little ghoulies  & goblins come out looking for treats! I really LOVE Halloween, even more so now that I have a little to enjoy it with me 🙂 This box was an idea that I came up with , after thinking back on my grade school years in Catholic school. We had these boxes called Christmas Kits, maybe some of you had them too, with some really crazy and goofy stuff in them. The idea was you lugged this kit around, were able to show people samples of what was inside and then they placed and order, that you then had to deliver back to them. Honestly, it was a zany thing to do, since these things were H U G E, and being that we had more than one kid in school at a time, kind of unfair, since I am most sure we had to bring home two. I can imagine now as a parent how much of a thrill ( insert sarcasm here) it was to pull up to get your kid(s) and see these giant boxes of nonsense sitting on the curb with them. I am sure my mom was thrilled, but she never let on how much of a P I A they were 😉

So if you want to create this simple box, it’s best followed in the video below, but I will list the measurements as promised.

You’ll need a piece of 12 x 12 card stock, color of your choice.

I used Elegant Eggplant.


Trim the card stock down to about 6 1/2″.

Score along the landscape side at 1 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 7 1/4″ & 11 1/2″, turn to the portrait position, and score at 1 1/2″ & 5″. I ended up not liking the last score, so I cut it off, also you may notice I changed the last landscape score, since it was slightly off, and made my box a little off as will. I went back and fixed it. ALSO, I liked it so much, I made a Tangerine Tango version too. Pics are all below. It was really super fun to make and even more fun to decorate! You could also make this into ANY HOLIDAY you would like as well. I am definitely going to do a Christmas and maybe even Thanksgiving version.

Thanks for coming with me on this stroll down memory lane;)

Until next time…… Stay Crafty!!


 

 

 

Supplies:

122334 Simply Scored

131188 Regals 12×12 card stock assortment (I used Elegant Eggplant)

**Coming Soon** Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies, Spooky Fun stamp set, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine!!

100730 Whisper White card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

121045  Basic Black card stock

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad

141487 Burlap Ribbon

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138292 Banner Triple Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

103954 Aqua Painters

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

110755 Tombow Liquid Glue

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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