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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,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach
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Watercolor Emboss Resist with Lovely as a Tree, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

In case you missed it, today December 11th 2018 is FREE SHIPPING all day! From midnight to 11:59pm MT everything ships free! You can get everything to create this beautiful card and it can ship for free:)

I created this card with Watercolor Paper, which I embossed the line of trees from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I used Clear embossing powder but I think White embossing powder would make it all pop so much more!

I used reinkers in this order

Soft Sky

Island Indigo

Perfect Plum

Night of Navy

You apply a drop or two of reinker to a window sheet, it doesn’t have to be very large, and add a few drops of water to spread the color around a bit then you’ll flip the window sheet down and smoosh it onto the trees, repeat with all the colors until it looks like you want it to. If you want a softer look, wet the Watercolor paper down with some water before the above steps.

Also a tip, you may not like your product, it is a bit intense until it dries some, but let it dry or hot it with your heat till to dry it out and I know you’ll love it too!

I finished by Heat embossing the sentiment with Silver Emboss powder onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White card stock and popped it up on a dimensional.

I added the trees to another 4″ by 5 1/4″ Whisper White panel with Always Artichoke ink and then added the sentiment with Perfect Plum ink. I also filled in some shading under the trees with Night of Navy ink and added some depth to the trees by adding Pear Pizzazz ink to the center of the trees and finished with a few touches of White Gel Pen.

Hope you’ll give this card a try! Stay tuned for a new card every day until Christmas Eve!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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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:)

Until next time,

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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:)

Until next time,

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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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Christmas blog hop, Stampin’ Up! November









Hi Stampers!

Welcome to our Stamp It Group CHRISTMAS Blog Hop!!

I hope you will come away with so much inspiration and so many ideas, you forget to do your chores today 🙂

The project I designed today is actually one I just recently pulled out and decided I would redo it again, but until late yesterday , I had no idea I would use it for this blog hop.

It is so simple, fun and easy to create I figured it would be a huge hit to make for so many people in out lives. Especially at this giving time of year, when little things mean so much more than we know.

These would be super gift to give to your kids teachers, your daycare people, mom friends at school…..the list could go on and on. Lots of people might really want to give a little thank you note but not have the time or energy to get or make one, so you could save the day by gifting them this little box of goodies.

Its a simple design, you need a fun 8 1/2″ by 11″ piece of card stock. I would suggest using Thick Whisper White or Thick Very Vanilla as they are quite sturdy and will score and hold shape so well.

Then you can decorate with your choice of Designer Series Paper, or even some thinlits or edgelits as I have shown in the many examples.

You can also make the cards as simple or intricate as you’d like. You can decorate the fronts with 2 3/4″ square pieces of DSP, strips of Washi Tape, a Sentiment punched out and layered on another larger Punch, and so many more.

I hope you’ll give them a try and don’t be like me, give them out and share with someone you love and appreciate this holiday season!

Make sure to leave a comment along with #stampitcontest to be entered to win!

 

Measurements:

On the 8 1/2″ side, score at 1″ on each end

On the 11″ side, score at 1″ and 4″ on each side, you will end up with a 1″ score in the center if you do it correctly.

DSP Layers:

For the top of the box, you will need a piece of DSP measuring 3 7/8″ by 6 3/8″, two of each measuring 3/8″ by 6 3/8″ and 3/8″ by 3 7/8″ for the long front layers and two side layers.

The rest is up to you.

You could stamp a sentiment on Whisper White and punch it out with the 2″ Circle Punch, then punch a Starburst circle with Copper, Silver or Gold Foil paper. Make sure you give it some flair by tying a length of ribbon to hold it closed and add a small bow. Make it just loose enough that they can slide it off and back on and add some sparkle with the Silver Sequin trim.

Make it more rustic by adding Burlap Ribbon, a bow made of Copper Trim and then finish it by wrapping a Boxwood Wreath around the bows.

They may not even want to open it……but they will 🙂

 

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

 

 


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Spotlight Stamping Technique with a Partial Die Cut for Christmas, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers! This is a new to me technique, and I am calling git Spotlight Stamping with or without Partial Diecutting, which means you cut about half of the image and leave the rest connected. It will give you a whole new way to use your thinlits, framelits and even edgelits!

I saw this technique on a video by a woman I truly admire for her extremely creative abilities, her name is Jennifer McGuire. She does absolutely incredible creations.

The idea with this technique, is that you can achieve it with just stamps or add dies to cut out part of your image and then it will give your card a fun feel because  of the unique angles your card stock is cut to, PLUS you can virtually guarantee each card will be unique depending on where you cut .

I hope you’ll give this a try and let me know what creations you come up with as well!

 

I used the Night in Bethlehem bundle and the Eastern Palace bundle for these two beauties, what will you create today?

 

Until next time,

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Steaming Along: Traveler, Stampin Up!

Hi stampers! Welcome back to the golden age of steam travel! My son adores trains, so I knew I had to get this set, and he would just love to get a card . I went with a very basic “create your own DSP” and a tone on tone style for this card. You could also do it with brown inks as well for a vintage sepia style card. Also, I used the other images in the set to create the background. However, you could also feature one of those if trains are not your thing…..though I cannot imagine that 😉

I also made two different styles, on with an extra base layer in Smoky Slate and one without. And I sponged the edges which gives it a much more layered look with either card. Also if you have it handy you could use Black Embossing Powder and skip a step of using black ink.

Card measurements:

Base of Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″

Layer: Smoky Slate 4″ by 5 1/4″

Layer: Very Vanilla 3 3/4″ by 5″

I would love to hear your thoughts on this card. Don’t forget to check out the Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up! for a chance to win a really cool kit!!

Until next time….. Stay Crafty!

train
inside

 

 

With the Black Metallic Thread

 

Inside

Supplies:

134513 Traveler clear mount stamp set

141614 Thoughtful Banners photopolymer stamp set

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

131202 Smoky Slate card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

109130 Clear Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141695 Black Metallic Thread

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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Stamp It Group:Christmas in July blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I know, I know…..a Christmas card already?!?! Well, in Maryland today, the heat index will be 109′, so quite honestly, a little HO HO HO might cool me down. Even if only in my mind. 😉 Be sure to follow all the way through the blog hop and you will get some really great Christmas card inspiration……even if you don’t use it for a bit. But, I’ll bet you feel cooler, and even a little merrier at the end of our hop.  Also I have a video below as well that fully explains the details of making a spinner card. They really give such a fun WOW factor, especially for the little ones. They are really quite simple to make, even more so after you do your first one and see what works for you. The even better thing about the Spinning Star Framelits set, is that there are so many more fun cards you are going to want to create, it’s a lil’ addictive….. ENJOY THE HOP!!

Card measurements:

Base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″

Inside layer: 4″ by 5 1/4″, with DSP measuring 1/2″ by 4″, and 2 3/4″ by 4″

Andddd I know you are now secretly humming Christmas tunes….Don’t worry, I won’t tell 😉

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Spinner card Outside
Spinner card Inside
Spinner card Alt version Outside
Spinner card alt version view 2

 

 

Inside version 2

 

Giveaway:

To be entered to win, you need to leave a comment on each blog hoppers page, with #stampitcontest after your comment.It’s that easy, and it is absolutely FREE to enter. Also the prize is one of my very favorite kits 🙂

Very Cool (get it ) prize!

Blog Hoppers:

1. Tami White
2. Linda Cullen
3. Pam Nichols
4. Rachael Rife
5. Liz Miller
6. Oksana Semenska
7. Lori Mueller
8. Charlene Luks
9. Bobbie Crouch

 

Supplies:
140386 Oh, What Fun photopolymer stamp set

141628 This Christmas Specialty DSP

141820 Sliding Star Framelits

119685 Cherry Cobbler card stock

102584 Garden Green card stock

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

126966 Cherry Cobbler ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

129053 Heat Tool

103083 Embossing Buddy

141636 Copper Embossing Powder

102283 Versamark ink pad

134583 1/8″ Gold Ribbon

141696 Copper Metallic Thread

102300 Bone Folder

104332 SNAIL Adhesive

141825 Foam Adhesive Strips

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

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Z fold card, featuring Seaside Shore, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hey there stamping and crafting friends! Hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful summer:)

This is such a fun card to create, and also leaves lots of room for changes to different DSP, card stock and ink colors, and most importantly stamp sets. You could make this into so many different variations, for so many occasions.You will just need to have a full sheet of card stock to start, and it’s a cinch from there. The video as always has some tips , and funnies, so be sure to watch it as well

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

 

Card measurements:

Base: you’ll need a full sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″, you will want to cut it down the long side at 4 1/4″, but keep it 11″ long, you will want to score it a 5 1/2″, and 2 3/4″. Then from the remaining card stock base color cut either a 1″or 1 1/4″ piece, still 11″ long. Again you will score it at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. You will need Whisper White to stamp your images on to, and the measurements are kind of up to you. You can either trim them down by a quarter inch, or an eight which gives a tighter border.

Quarter inch measurements:  2 pieces at  4″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 4″ by 5 1/4″, 2 pieces ( also depending on the side of your trim piece) 1″ by 2 1/2″, 1 piece 1″ by 5 1/4″.

 

Pacific Point

 

 

Tempting Turquoise

 


Supplies:

# 141522 Thankful Thoughts clear mount stamp set

# 141625 Seaside Shore clear mount stamp set

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131197 Bermuda Bay card stock

# 111350 Pacific Point card stock

# 126973 Garden Green ink pad

# 126952 Tempting Turquoise ink pad

# 131179 Smoky Slate ink pad

# 141818 2016-18 In Color ink pads

# 142234 2015-17 In Color ink pads

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 141636 Copper Embossing Powder

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 103083 Embossing Buddy

# 141897 Wink of Stella clear

# 141337 Stamping Sponges

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 118491 Clear Block Bundle

# 102394 Stampin’ Mist

# 126200 Stampin’ Scrub

# 126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat

# 104332 SNAIL Adhesive

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 107301 Whisper White Envelopes

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