Stamp It Group Father’s Day blog hop, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! What do you think of this new stamp set? Isn’t is so darn cute? I thought it would make a fun alternative to standard  Father’s Day cards! This is a new host stamp set that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. You can get this or any of the hostess sets by having a party, or placing a qualifying order in my online store. I can provide more details if you would like, just send me a note at Rachthestamper@gmail.com .

I used several different ink colors and a blender pen to color in the birds. I gave one a much more “DAD” colored feel, and the other I made a daughter 🙂 You can change out any of the colors, you could also use the watercolor pencils instead and go over with the blender pens to smooth out the color. You could also use Stampin’ Write markers to fill it in too!

I added a “nest” I made from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. I snipped out the threads that connect them, loosened them up and the adhered them with TomBow liquid glue so I was able to place it just where I wanted it. I then added some of the Kraft Rope Trim to give it a bottom. The rope trim is in the Clearance Rack by the way and it is REALLY on sale! So…..ya might wanna hurry 😀

I filled in the leaves on the branches with two different colors of marker: I used Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky, and I think they turned out so pretty!

I will try to get a little mini video done for how I made the NEST and masked the birds to add the branches behind them very soon!

Hope you enjoyed this out of the box style card, please let me know what you think!

If this is your first time to a blog hop, WELCOME! To participate, you will need to leave a comment, along with your full name and #StampItContest to be entered. This months prize is a card kit which is fun because it has everything you need all in one box. Just get your paper snips and you’ll be set!

Congrats to last months blog hop winner, Stacy Cecil!

It is totally FREE to enter, and you can enter one time per blog, and there are ten in this hop, so TEN chances for you to W I N :)!!

As always thanks for stopping by the hop.

Until next time,

Stay Crafty!

XO  Rach

Last Hop’s Winner

 

Giveaway

Supplies

Feathery Friends  144037 (c) 144032 (w)

100730 Whisper White card stock

121045 Basic Black card stock

144246 Tranquil Tide card stock

140931 Archival Black ink pad

144083  Berry Burst ink pad

144085 Tranquil Tide ink pad

144084 Powder Pink ink pad

144086 Lemon Lime Twist ink pad

141398 Peekaboo Peach ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum

131181 Soft Sky ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

141897 Clear Wink of Stella

141487 5/8′ Burlap Ribbon

141996 Kraft Rope Trim  **CLEARANCE RACK**

102845 Blender Pen

103954 Aqua Painter

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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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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Bye Bye Birthday Fiesta, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! Another of my favorite sets will be retiring very soon, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet, time is tick, tick , ticking away!

This card I wanted to show you an out of the box color combo that maybe you hadn’t thought  of using. It is certainly more girly, but goes to show you can change almost any stamp set around to fit your needs!

I made this card as a gate fold, which means I took a 4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of card stock, and scored it at 2 3/4″ on end of the 11″ side. Doing it this way will ensure a better and more even gate fold. Side note, you might need to trim just a hare from each it to make sure it doesn’t overlap, but that is personal preference.

I then stamped all the images onto two 2 5/8″ by 4″ pieces of Whisper White to layer onto the front of the card. I added a sentiment to the inside and layered onto a piece of Perfect Plum. And finally stamped and cut out a cactus and the sentiment, layered them onto a piece of Perfect Plum, and trimmed to fit .

Until next time……Stay Crafty!!

XO Rach

Supplies:

14268 Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer bundle

100730 Whisper White card stock

131198 Blushing Bride card stock

101889 Perfect Plum card stock

141397 Flirty Flamingo ink pad

141395 Sweet Sugarplum ink pad

126963 Perfect Plum ink pad

138323 Watermelon Wonder ink pad

131172 BlushingBride ink pad

143263 Big Shot Die Cutting machine

130658 Magnetic Platform

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

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Mother’s Day Blog hop, Stampin’ Up! April









Hi stampers! Welcome to our Stamp It demonstrators group Mother’s Day blog hop!

I would love to say I was prepared, but this is another project, strike that TWO projects I created for this blog hop…….AT THE LAST MINUTE. Insert sad face here 😦 it seems I cannot get my behind in gear these last few weeks, however this is a testament that you can create absolutely anything , and a quite beautiful anything with minimal effort. That is what is so wonderful about all of the Stampin’ Up! products: they coordinate and compliment effortlessly, blend with each other beautifully, and keep your stress levels to a minimum :-D.

I did find the gift bag idea in the 2016-17 Annual catalog and  came up with the card inspiration from Pinterest. BUT the color combo was all on my own. It is such a pretty combo and even though we have the retirement list that came out, and the 2015-17 In Colors that are retiring, at least we still have POOL PARTY right!?!?!? If we could bring back Coastal Cabana, I may never leave my stamp room.

I did videos below for both projects, but I will still give out a quick instruction for each, and as always the measurements for the card!

Just a few notes, the 2016-17 Annual catalog retirement list is going and fast….so make sure you get what you want before the price goes up……..on eBay that is:/

The NEW 2017-18 Annual catalog will be coming to a mailbox near you very soon, and if you don’t have a demonstrator, feel free to drop me an email with your full name, and mailing address and I will send you one free of charge.

The Occasions catalog will be coming to a close as well on May 31, 2017, OR while supplies last. Please get what you have been waiting for now, once it is gone, all I can do is cry with you and pat your back 🙂

 

As always be sure to follow all the way through the hop and see all the beautiful cards, these ladies have created, and while you’re there, leave a comment, along with your name and #stampitcontest to bantered to win the super pretty Watercolor Wishes Kit!

 

Until next time…..Stay Crafty!!

Rach

 

Card Base: 4 1/4″ by 12″ card stock base ( I used Kraft card stock)

Layers: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

On the 12″ side, score at 2, 4 ,8 & 10″, then turn and line up the 4 1/4″ side edge  at the 1″ mark, and score from 2″ to 10″ ( in-between the score lines), flip and repeat on the other side.

You will then do a mountain/valley fold  for an”M” shape to the card when it stands up.

You will need five pieces to layer and I did them in  Whisper White

Two measuring  7/8″ by 3 7/8″

One measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 7/8″

Two measuring 1 7/8″ by 3 3/4″

 

Gift Bag: Glassine gift bag

Layer: Whisper White

Butterfly: Pool Party

And the winner is……..Congrats to Pauline Vaughn, she won last months blog hop prize!

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Next month maybe it will be Y O U !

Leave your first and last name, a comment of course and #stampitcontest to be entered to win! One entry per person  on each blog hop page.

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138816 Butterfly Basics stamp set

143080 Everyday Hero

137360 Butterfly Thinlits

141700 Glassine bags

138315 Kraft Tag A Bag

135826 PetiteCafe Gift bags

133694 Kraft card stock

122924 Pool Party card stock

100730 Whisper White card stock

126982 Pool Party ink pad

126975 Crumb Cake ink pad

131180 Pear Pizzazz ink pad

120907 Decorative Label Punch

126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

143263 Big Shot

139684 Precision Base Plate

140603 Die Brush

113475 Cutting pads

104332 Snail Adhesive

104430 Dimensionals

118491 Clear block bundle

126200 Stampin’ Scrub

102394 Stampin’ Mist

126189 Paper Piercing Tool

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Stampin’ Up! 2017 Retirement List, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!!

I am freshly back from the Stampin’ Up! convention in Richmond VA. I had a blast along with my fellow Team Stamp It demos. I got to meet a bunch of them for the very first time! We were even able to do a little Facebook LIVE on Sunday to showcase some cards and I got to stamp with the One and Only TAMI WHITE!!!!

How lucky was I?!?!? Very very lucky, that is how I feel anyway. Her cousin Kim invited us back to do a little crafting on our way back up 95 N to go home. It was a super fun pit stop, and I look forward to doing it again 🙂

If you have been living under a rock, then you may not have heard that the New 2017-18 Annual catalog will be released soon, and along with that comes the news of the 2016-17 Annual catalog Retirement list:  insert sad wah wah noise here ( I know you just did it in your head ).

I will again give out my best advice as I did with Sale A Bration ( hopefully you’ll listen this time) GET IT NOW……eBay is such a bitter pill to swallow. There are things that WILL sell out on the list. They will SELL OUT TODAY. I really just want my point across and I don’t mean to shout. I just would hate to see you waste your money, when you can save it for new stuff in the new catalog when you get it!

See, I love you and only want to help your wallet/crafting addiction. Trust me I have a problem too, but I love my problem too much to give it up 😉

Here is a link to the 2016-17 Annual Catalog Retirement List.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2017_NA_RetiredList/Retiring_List_US.pdf

One piece of advice, I am sure everyone is trying to get on line at the same time , so please be patient, and I am saying a little prayer it will load for you 🙂

Stay tuned for lots of Goodbye to certain stamp set posts in the next few weeks!

I am well aware I will be bidding a sad, sad farewell to a few of my very favorites.

Stay tuned to Facebook and YouTube LIVE as I will do my best to post a few more in the next weeks, to give you up to date info as I get it.

 

As always, thank you for reading, following, liking and encouraging me along this Stampin’ journey…….I mean this with all my heart, I would NOT do this , if it weren’t for all of Y O U!!

 

Love to you all

XO
Rach

 

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