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Valentine’s Little Box , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! I am happy to share the little box instructions with you! I really thought I already made this blog post and video, and I did, but it was on a Facebook Live, and I am not able to copy it to here. So, since so many asked, and I TRULY LOVE your feedback, I decided to get to it and fast. You are the reason I do this after all 🙂

Ok first of all, this doesn’t need to be a “little” box, you can make it whatever size you may want or need. As long as your paper is square, you are good to go. Mind you I think most paper stops at a 12×12 size, but let your heart run wild!

You will need a square piece of DSP or cardstock, Tombow Liquid glue, and your bone folder.

Another note, the Specialty DSP, is a little thinner, and will tend to rip a bit more, so if you choose to use it, be gentle with your folding , and maybe hold out on using your bone folder unless necessary.

Also, using card stock as your box, is much thicker, and can be done, but you will definitely need your bone folder.

So to sum it up, the regular DSP ( of any kind, In Color, patterned, solid color) will work the best, but the other will be fine as well, as long as you are patient.

Make sure your DSP is square, 6×6, 8×8, 5×5, 12×12, you get the idea, then follow the folds below.

So, forgive me, I reused the instruction photos from the Christmas Version ( it has been overcast and rainy, and I didn’t want to post dim photos)

 

 

 

 

 

I reloaded the Valentine’s version onto this , so you could follow along with both if you liked!

 

 


12″ by 12″ piece of DSP

Trimmed to 8″ by8″

Keep a 3″ by 3″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla

Score the Very Vanilla piece at 3/4″ on each side, fold, snip at corners add glue dots and form inside of lid.

Add snail to DSP piece add sentiment piece cut from 2″ circle punch , layered onto a 2 1/2″ circle layer of Cherry Cobbler


Fold 8″ by 8″ piece in half, fold in half again in the other direction.


Fold corner to corner and brandish folds with bone folder. You will also want to fold corner to  corner  the opposite way to get an easier fold.

(Ps the DSP side you want to show should be facing up or out so you can see it)


Fold the corners in to form a square then turn so the opening faces you


Fold edge in and back to form a crease line to follow then fold the bottom of the left and right in to meet the crease

Fill over and repeat. When you’re done it should be the shape of a kite( see below)

Put your finger in the newly created fold and press open like a “squash fold”

You want the center of the squash fold to line up with the side of the kite( in a line)


Repeat on all four sides as above


You will then fold the edge of the flaps back in the other direction

Remember it will always match on all sides, that is how Origami folds work

On all four sides so they again match….


And once more it looks like a kite


The fold all four flaps up and brandish with bone folder

All four folder up (see below)


Put your fingers into the box and gently press open

And Voila!

You can gently curl the edges of the flaps with your bone folder to encourage them to go with the curve of the box and add adhesive to all four flap undersides if your going to attach them down



Supplies:

142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack

100730 Whisper White card stock

140272 Thick Whisper White card stock

102482 Real Red card stock

131198 Blushing Bride ink pad

126959 Real Red ink pad

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

102300 Bone Folder

Fast Fuse

118491 Clear Block Bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner

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Holiday Catalog ends today!! January, 3rd 2016

So be sure to get in those last minute purchases, they may not go into the clearance rack.

Better safe than overpaying on eBay I always say.

Stay tuned for more great posts to come, and again Happy New Year!

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

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New Years Eve Blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

 

Hey Stampers! It’s hard to believe it is time to get started on New Years Eve planning. This card was so fun to make, and I think it will be SO well received ! It is so fun, and makes you want to POP some bubbly…..even if it’s sparkling cider 😉

This was so fun in fact, that I made three alternate versions! I also thought of this card as soon as the holiday catalog dropped into my hands. My first version was with the Fancy Frost sequins, but I was a little worried, they may sell out before this blog went live, so I thought of two other versions you could create instead. Or really in addition to, since some people don’t like making the same card over and over.

Also, as you all know , I send cards to all of my little friends for EVERY HOLIDAY, and I thought this would be a fun card to send to the parents instead. Especially since you will be getting a lot of holiday bills…..:-p and no one likes that. So more fun snail mail it is!!

The video below will much better explain how I got the partial cut on the champagne glass, plus give you the skinny on the three versions, so you can choose which to make!

I know it looks fancy, but I promise you it was quite simple and you will be so happy you tried it!

 

Until next time……Stay Crafty!

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Supplies

142880 It’s a Celebration clear mount stamp set

141706 Ovals Layering Framelits dies

131203 Soft Sky card stock

121044 Basic Gray card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

142020 Copper Foil paper

135315 Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

140932 Basic Gray ink pad

1410931 Archival Black ink pad

142314 Window Sheets

119246 Basic Rhinestones

142519 Fancy Frost Sequins

141998 Mica Flake Trio

141825 Foam Adhesive Strips

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138309 Fine Tip Glue Pen

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

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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Little Boxes Step by Step, Stampin’ Up!

 

 

I reloaded the Valentine’s version onto this , so you could follow along with both if you liked!

Step by Step Instructions below!


12″ by 12″ piece of DSP

Trimmed to 8″ by8″

Keep a 3″ by 3″ piece of the DSP and cut a 2 3/4″ by 2 3/4″ square of Very Vanilla

Score the Very Vanilla piece at 3/4″ on each side, fold, snip at corners add glue dots and form inside of lid.

Add snail to DSP piece add sentiment piece cut from 2″ circle punch , layered onto a 2 1/2″ circle layer of Cherry Cobbler


Fold 8″ by 8″ piece in half, fold in half again in the other direction.


Fold corner to corner and brandish folds with bone folder. You will also want to fold corner to  corner  the opposite way to get an easier fold.

(Ps the DSP side you want to show should be facing up or out so you can see it)


Fold the corners in to form a square then turn so the opening faces you


Fold edge in and back to form a crease line to follow then fold the bottom of the left and right in to meet the crease

Fill over and repeat. When you’re done it should be the shape of a kite( see below)

Put your finger in the newly created fold and press open like a “squash fold”

You want the center of the squash fold to line up with the side of the kite( in a line)


Repeat on all four sides as above


You will then fold the edge of the flaps back in the other direction

Remember it will always match on all sides, that is how Origami folds work

On all four sides so they again match….


And once more it looks like a kite


The fold all four flaps up and brandish with bone folder

All four folder up (see below)


Put your fingers into the box and gently press open

And Voila!

You can gently curl the edges of the flaps with your bone folder to encourage them to go with the curve of the box and add adhesive to all four flap undersides if your going to attach them down




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Mountain Adventure, Stampin’ Up!



Hi stampers!

Hope you are having a wonderful beginning of December. We are prepping all of our Christmas funzies over here.  Lots of card prep, gift buying and wrapping, and of course cookie and cake eating :-D. I wanted to share this increadibly beautiful card with you today. This is a set that I really don’t think caught a lot of peoples eyes in the Holiday catalog, but its really one of my very favorites. Since it isn’t necessarily a Christmas card, I think it may slip past you. But it can be used for all of those WONDERFUL JANUARY BIRTHDAY people……you know, such as MYSELF 😉 We love to get wintery cards, and this is the perfect example. It is one I think you will love as well, because the watercolor aspect of the card, makes each one unique.
There are also lots of changes you can make with all of the stamps to make them unique to your recipient.

I hope you will give this set a second glance, also since it is on the retirement list and will be gone before you know it.

 

 

It’s not too late to sign up for my Holiday Helper email list, you will get 13 project ideas for all of your Christmas gift giving needs. Just shoot me an email at Rachthestamper@gmail.com, and I will get it right out to you.

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

142194 Mountain Adventure stamp set

140931  Archival black ink pad

131203 Soft Sky card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

Various Stampin’ Write markers

141897 Wink of Stella Clear

103954 Aquapainters

102845 Blender Pens

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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Classic Label Punch Wreath card, Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I wanted to share a quick card you could create for many people really easily for Christmas this year. You could really use any type of punch, and the bird builder punch is super fun if you still own it! Otherwise I thought the Classic Label punch was a great substitution. It gave the wreath a completely different feel, more like a country Christmas card! It is also a great use for all the little scrap pieces you may have lying around. Plus, it give you a way to show off BOTH sides of our DSP, or DSP stacks……what is better than that?

 

I also used the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder to lay the wreath onto, and I think it makes the card so much softer. It will feel like a warm hug to anyone who is blessed enough to be on your Christmas card list.

 

Don’t forget, Stampin’ Up! has some great specials going on right now for the end of the year. The accessories will go quickly, so get them before they are gone.

It’s not too late to sign up for my Holiday Helper email list, you will get 13 project ideas for all of your Christmas gift giving needs. Just shoot me an email at Rachthestamper@gmail.com, and I will get it right out to you.

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

 

Supplies

141991 Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack

142209 Suite Seasons clear mount stamp set (sentiment)

126949 Real Red ink pad

105119 Always Artichoke card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

141491 Classic Label punch

141999 Baker’s Twine Trio pack (gold thread bow)

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

143537 Cable Knit Embossing Folder

126185 Stampin’ Spritzer

103683 Mini Glue Dots

104430 Dimensionals

103579 Paper Snips

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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Christmas blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers! I am sending you all, love and cheery thoughts on this fun BLOG HOP DAY! If you haven’t had the chance to make a shaker card yet…….WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?!?!?! This has to be one of the most FUN cards I have created. It was a HUGE hit at my first Stampin’ Up! card party last week! Everyone really loved it, and lucky for them I had two versions they could make.  I had a few ladies who switched out to the Christmas Train from the Christmas Magic stamp set, and it turned out so beautifully. I will attach a picture at the bottom of this post. Also I started out with making this in more of a Winter color scheme, for two reasons, some people don’t do Christmas, and some people, like my friend Ronda always send their cards out late, so  you could transform this into a Happy Winter card instead , if you so choose:)

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Well, as always, this is explained much better visually , so check out the video below, or on my You Tube page: Rachthestamper.


To start, what you’ll want to do is choose your color scheme. I have Soft Sky backed onto Basic Gray card stock, with the images stamped in Black Staz-On onto Whisper White card stock. Or you can choose scheme two, which is Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke, same with the Staz-On, and Whisper White card stock. You could also switch out to Thick Whisper White card stock if you think you want to use the Aqua painter and make it more water-color like.

So after stamping your images onto a 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock, you’ll want to color them in, and add in your snowflakes, blurred background, etc.


Then, on your window piece of card stock ( Soft Sky or Cherry Cobbler) place the largest scalloped square and run it through the big shot. If for any reason your images don’t show through the way you want them, you can trim up your Whisper White piece and realign them up.

Next, add some really good adhesive to the backside of the window, I suggest Fast Fuse for this, but Tear and Tape will work as well, and SNAIL as your last resort. You just don’t want the snow to escape. After adding the adhesive, trim out a piece of Window Sheet that will cover your entire hole, and press firmly to seal closed.

Add the Adhesive Strips to the inside edge of the Window Sheet. Make sure you add it to the low edge so it will not be seen. It will not matter how low, since your card still will shake the snow, so I added it near to, but not on the edge of the Window Sheet.

IMPORTANT!!! 🙂 Take the paper off of the adhesive strip, and then add the “snow” aka White Mica Flake ( you don’t need a lot) and then place your backing card stock onto the window part. I say important because one of my stamper friends FORGOT to add it, and then had to deconstruct, and reattach her card base ( Kind of a mess), and also if you flip your card, chances are all the snow will fall out and make a GIANT MESS!!

This is really a super wow card for all of the people who will be lucky enough to get one 🙂

Also below you’ll see the great Blog Hop prize we have up for grabs this time, just leave a comment, and #StampIt contest to be entered. One entry per person per blog.

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

 

 

Supplies:

141708 Layering Squares framelits

100730 Whisper White card stock

131203 Soft Sky card stock

121044 Basic Gray card stock

119685 Cherry Cobbler card stock

105119 Always Artichoke card stock

142314 Window Sheets

101406 Staz-On ink pad

141998 Mica Flake trio

114319 5/8″ Whisper White Ribbon

Various Stampin’ write markers (depending on your coloring scheme)

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

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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It’s Online Extravaganza TIME!!!, Stampin’ Up!

STAMPERS!!!!!!!! Have you heard, the Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza sale is back!!! It starts Monday November 21st through Monday the 28th. They are having a few one day only specials, and some things are while supplies last, so get over to my online store NOW! It doesn’t matter that it’s 2am and your hair is messy…..my online store is ALWAYS OPEN, and shopping in your jammies, with mussed hair is MOST definitely NOT frowned upon 🙂 That is how I am typing this blog post BTW 😉

This is a great way to get little treats for the stampers on your Christmas list, even if that stamper is you!

Hurry on over, because some supplies are limited 😦

Also just as a reminder, you must use the bundle code they have provided on the promotion sheet, otherwise you may not get that same deal. So look it up online or in your Catalog to mark your favorites, but use the order numbers on the sheet listed below!

Also, if you want a chance to get your hands on the NEW 2017 Occasions catalog, and products EARLY, sign up today as a demonstrator. There are so many great perks, like discounts, early previews and purchasing , and best of all STAMPS!!!

Contact me today to find out how at Rachthestamper@gmail.com

Until next time, Stay Crafty!

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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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LIVE Periscope replay Presents & Pinecones , Stampin’ Up!

Hey stampers! I am sharing a sneak peek of a card I am creating for my VERY FIRST party this Friday! I got this idea from the Holiday catalog. I have always loved the Kraft card stock, and I think this card is such a beautiful way to show it off!!

One note, make sure you let the Craft White ink dry very well, because it WILL smudge if you do not wait long enough. So you could stamp the pine branches and set it aside to dry, or hit it with the Heat Tool for a minute too.

This is a great card if you want to make a lot of them for your annual Christmas cards!

 

Until next time, Stay Crafty!!

 

 

 

 

Supplies

133674 Kraft card stock

138337 Mint Macaron card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

101731 White craft ink pad

126949 Real Red ink pad

138392 Silver doilies

143496 Christmas Pines Bundle

132137 1/8″ Silver ribbon

126199 Silicon Mat

141897 Wink of Stella

143263 Big Shot die cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

138309 Fine Tip Glue Pen

103683 Mini Glue Dots

103579 Paper Snips

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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