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Fortunate to Know You, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers,

If you missed my surprise Facebook Pop up on Friday, here are the video and details for you!

I made this card as soon as I got this set the other night. The Fortunate to Know You stamp set was on my list as soon as I saw it! I know this would make an excellent card for Chinese New Year which is coming February 16th and is the Year of the Dog! This set would also make a really fun Valentine’s Day card. You can even mask out the heart on the take out container if you wanted to add a custom message!

Hope you’ll give this sweet set a second glance, it’s well worth it’s weight in gold!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Stampin’ Blends explained & A Marbled Background card, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

I hope this will help to answer some of your questions and give you some tips for how to use the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and the Watercolor Pencils some of us may have forgotten we bought.

I did a few examples of how to create with them using them together, but I would recommend using Thick Whisper White paper instead of the regular which I used.

Also, I really did like the rainbow cards we made and have been busy working on another background and I will let you know how it turns out and what I ended up doing differently.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Multi-Layered, Double Powder Heat Embossing w Sale A Bration Thinlits, Stampin ‘ Up!

Hi Stampers!

Well, this Facebook LIVE kinda got off to a rough start, but I impressed even myself with the end result! This is  such a totally cool idea, to use two different embossing powders, and just using one powder but embossing it more than once gives an amazing result!

I hope you’ll watch this video and try it for yourself 🙂

All supplies used are listed below and some of these products will be available for purchase on January 3rd since they are in the new 2018 Occasions Catalog, so don’t fret if you cant locate certain things!

If you still need a copy of the catalog, send me your mailing address and I will send you one, Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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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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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,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

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Christmas Boxes, Mini treat box, Stampin’ Up!





For the CHRISTMAS BOX you will need one piece of card stock and a Designer Series Paper piece

LID Cardstock to measure 7 1/4″ by 8 1/4″

on the 8 1/4 side, score at 1 /2″, 2 6/8″, 5 12/”, 7 6/8″

on the 7 1/4″ side, score at 2 1/4″, 5″, 7 2/8″

BOTTOM Cardstock to measure 8 1/8″ by 6 7/8″

on the 8 1/8″ side, score at 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 5 3/8″, 7 5/8″

on the 6 7/8″ side, score at 2 1/8″, 4 6/8″

Someone also suggested to punch out with a 1/2″ Circle Punch on the lid to make it easier to lift the lid from the bottom of the box, that is a great idea, as suction will hold it closed a bit. Just be sure you punch on the side that DOES NOT have the flaps holding the box together.

I will do this and add a pic as well.


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For the SMALLER LID FLIP BOX, you will need a piece of card stock or DSP

There are two versions, one is slightly smaller but otherwise they are identical

Card stock measures8′ by 4″

8″ side score at 1″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 7″

4″ side score at 1″, 3″

Trim to score lines and add Tear and Tape

OR

Card stock measures 7″ by 4″

7″ side, score at 1″, 3″, 4″, 6″

4″ side score at 1″, 3″

Trim to score lines and add Tear and Tape to seal closed.

 

See the full video for a live demo of the above boxes and be sure to Follow me on Facebook and TURN ON notifications to be alerted when I go LIVE!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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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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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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Halloween blog hop, Stampin’ Up! September

Hi stampers! Hope everyone is off to a great weekend full of Fall fun and adventures….now if only Mother Nature would chill out and cooperate, we could all relax a bit more 😉

Thanks for taking time to stop by and check out my entry in the Stamp It demo group blog hop! If this is where you started, thanks for coming by. If this is a stop on your hop, thanks for dropping in, and either way be sure to go the through the rest of the hop so you can see all the super fun, spooky and cute ideas!!

This was really fun to create and it just jumps out at you….literally 🙂

Measurements:

Pumpkin Pie base: 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Whisper White panel: 4″ by 5 1/4″

Painted Autumn DSP: scraps for pumpkins

Silver Foil: scrap for gate

Whisper White : scrap for brick column

I put the brick column up on dimensional and added the gate to the backside of it for depth and the open look. I also popped the pumpkins up on dimensionals as well for a more fun card.

I would love to know how you feel about my card! Drop me a line at Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Be sure to follow all the way through the hop, so you’ll have 10 chances to enter to win a fantastic prize. You need to leave your FIRST & LAST name, a comment & #STAMPITCONTEST to be entered to win!

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That’s it….. no purchase necessary to enter 🙂

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Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO Rach

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9. Liz Holloway
10. Bobbie Crouch
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144823 Ready for Christmas stamp set (stairs)

144749 Spooky Cat stamp set

144765 Graveyard Gate stamp set

144613 Painted Autumn DSP for cut out pumpkins

105117 Pumpkin Pie card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126973 Garden Green ink pad

131173 Crushed Curry ink pad *for the light glow

131179 Smoky Slate ink pad * to fill in the steps for depth

126945 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

100730 Archival Black ink pad

132178 Silver Foil paper

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

144262 Big Shot Die Brush and Pad

102845 Blender Pens

103579 Paper Snips

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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Bendi card with Magical Mermaid & Father Christmas, Stampin’ Up!

I added stoppers to keep it bent, this one is the holly sprig on the left
I added a Holly sprig on the inside as well to hlep keep the bend with a stopper
Close up of the stopper
My 1st Bendi card ever

 

A beautiful greeting thanks to the Ready for Christmas stamp set
stands up all on its own!
No stoppers on this version, I will update on how it holds up being mailed

Hi Stampers!

As a follow up to the Facebook LIVE I did earlier today, I added a few “stoppers” to hold the bend parts in place. I stamped a Holly Spring in Always Artichoke and colored it in with Garden Green and Old Olive, did the berries in Real Red, sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and fussy cut it out. I added two dimesionals to the back and attached one to the front panel and one to the inside card to hold the second panel. This was after a questions from a live viewer who asked if the ned would hold up after mailing. I mailed one of the cards out today, and I will let you know how it holds up without these added “stoppers”.

I also forgot to mention and I don’t know how I forgot, because I add Wink of Stella to EVERYTHING, that I added Wink to Santa, the tree and his bag. It makes it so much more magical of a card.

Again, you can add a regular A4 card panel and attach the car to that, but this card stands perfectly well without it, and that way you can make more cards with less sheets of card stock…..WIN WIN!!!!

Cherry Cobbler version is smaller the the original version I made the first time, I cut it down a bit to show more of Santa when it is open

Cherry Cobbler panel : 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″, score at 1/2″ on 5 1/2″ side

Very Vanilla layers: 4″ by 5 1/4″, you will need two

Cherry Cobbler panels: 5 1/4″ by 2 1/4″ and 5 1/4″ by 1 1/2″, score at 1/2″ on 5 1/2″ side

Very Vanilla layers: 4 5/8″ by 2 1/8″ and 4 5/8″ by  1 3/8″

Scraps of Very Vanilla if you want to add Holly Sprig “stoppers”

If you have a question, or need a catalog, shoot me an email at Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!!

XOXO Rach

 

Supplies

144017 Magical Mermaid stamp set

142125 Father Christmas stamp set

144823 Ready for Christmas, sentiment

126966 Cherry Cobbler ink pad

126973 Garden Green ink pad

126953 Old Olive ink pad

126972 Always Artichoke ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad for sponging

140931 Archival Black ink pad

119685 Cherry Cobbler card stock

101650 Very Vanilla card stock

141337 Stampin Sponges

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

129026 Fast Fuse

104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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