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Old Photo Slider card: B & W reigns supreme! , Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

These were such  fun cards to make, and you can make it your own, make someone smile and recycle/ clean out your stash while you’re at it!

I added a window slider portion if you think the recipient may want to keep the photo outside the card.

You will start with a base of 4 1/4″ by 11″, you will need another 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece to layer your photo onto. Also a 5″ by 5 1/4″ piece of coordinating card stock that you will score at a 1/2″ on each side on the 5 1/4″ side. It is easy to see how to assemble in in the second video, and you will attach your photo to the extra panel and slide it right up and into your card base!

Make sure you use your Embossing Buddy, my last card I skipped and static won ;(

I would love to see what cards you’ve created with old photos as well!

Until next time,

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XO Rach

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A Beautiful Peacock quick and easy, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a bit slow posting, you are correct. I am really in a creative funk after Christmas, I am not sure why. I blogged a TON of Christmas ideas, and I felt like it went fairly slowly. I miss Christmas! So, I am trying to get a reboot which I began late last night using this super Fun and FREE to earn Sale A Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set. I made a few different versions of this card but kid of stayed with the same colors. This set is super fun to use, and will be a breeze to do multi step stamping with once my Stamparatus arrives!

Also, something new I learned the other day! Did you know , if you want to embossing something in a specific ink color, you can?

It is even easier than the first way I suggested, which is really inking up your ink pad color of choice , stamping the image and then adding Clear Embossing Powder, Heat and Set.

What you do, is get out your Versamark and the ink pad you want. You will want to have run your embossing buddy on your paper (especially with this dry Winter weather) , then stamp your image in Versamark, then directly into the ink pad color you want, stamp add Clear Embossing Powder and Heat set.

That is how I did the inside of the second card with the “Beautiful Friend” sentiment! It was a quick and easy way, plus you dont need to worry as much about your ink drying before you can heat set it. You may have known this already, but I didn’t , so I had to share 🙂

Don’t forget I will be LIVE again tomorrow at 930am EST on the Facebook page with a card you are not going to want to miss! We will be using old photographs, I know you still have a box of them somewhere, and even better if they’re Black & White!

Until next time,

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XO Rach

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Brusho Basics, 2018 Occasions and Sale A Bration catalog Go Live, Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to 2018! I hope you had an amazing Christmas and New Years Holiday with family and friends.

We begin today with a bit of a preview into the long awaited 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2018 Sale A Bration catalog!

I was finally able to show the insides of each and had a few examples of things I have created and ideas as well. I did a little watercoloring with the all new BRUSHO Crystal Colors. They are powder watercolor paints that activate with water or alcohol. I used the Waterfront stamp set which is brand new and SO SO beautiful to show you how easy it is to use.

Using the Aquapainters with the Brusho is an effortless way to create a gorgeous scene. I even had a viewer suggest a volcano card with this set, which I am MOST CERTAINLY going to try to create. You can use the Brusho in so many ways, and I illustrated a few on the video.

I am still learning how to use them and playing with new techniques, so I am open to suggestions if you have any!

Until next time,

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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,

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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,

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Mini DSP Christmas Trees, Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

Yet another quick and fun way to use up scraps! I trimmed out some triangle trees in varied sizes to make this fun design. I just used any old DSP that was in pieces on my craft table:)

I backed it with a thin strip of DSP and added a Whisper White panel to give a focal point.

Until next time,

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A Quick Christmas card bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers!

Hope you’ll find this quick group of cards helpful for all your last minute gifting needs!

Add them along with some envelopes into a clear acrylic box and wrap it all with some ribbon or a bit of extra DSP and Instant Gift!

 

I will add the video, supply list & measurements here later along with a picture of my finished acrylic holder:)

Merry Christmas to you all and thanks so much for all of your kindness and support!

Until next time,

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Marker to Stamp Technique with Embossing Paste , Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

This card, either version will be simple to create in a hurry if you’re running short on Christmas cards!

I added Embossing Paste to the Pine Tree and dried it with a heat tool to make it a bit puffy.

I tinted the Embossing Paste with Powder Pink refill ink ( just a drop!!) to create some Bermuda Sand for the Beachy Tree!

Also I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the tree with the snow to give a shimmer effect 🙂

I really cannot believe we have less than a week to go!

Stay tuned for more ideas through to Christmas Eve and be sure to tune in tomorrow to Facebook to see what we make live!

I’ll see you at 930am EST on the Rachthestamper Facebook page!

Until next time,

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A Fast and Fun Christmas Gift , Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampers!

Guess what……I just finished my blog post for today! I promised to have a new one every day through Christmas Eve and I forgot. So I thought, it is close to Christmas, people may be in crunch time mode…..make a quick and easy one!

So this is what I came up with and you may have many of the easy things needed to make these, and guess what else? If you don’t ,swap it our for a stamp set you have, or you could even go the route of giving thank you cards! People NEED those too!

If you have the Pizza Boxes to add the cards below to, you could add some DSP and a simple stamped image, tie some ribbon as well if you’d like.

If you don’t , just tie it up with a pretty , festive ribbon, or layer two together as I did with these!

You could copy any of the cards shown and make the same stamp only ones, or DSP and a stamp, whatever works for your needs!

So without further delay…..

The note cards are 3″ by 6″, score at 3″, you can use Whisper White or Very Vanilla to make it easy. You can use colored card stock but you may need to add a white insert so keep it simple.

Then Stamp, use ink that is not a traditional Christmas color, know why? It is your card! And besides Christmas lights on a string are all different colors right?

I went with similar color schemes, for example:

Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum

Dapper Denim and Marina Mist

I think they are fun and take the stress out.

Another way is the Stampin’ Blends if you WANT to color…..if you don’t just Stamp It! 🙂

One more way is a bold sentiment with a 2 3/4″ square piece of DSP behind it! Ya know you have tons of cool DSP leftover 😉

So easy and fun and really with endless possibilities too

Hope you have fun creating your version!

Stay tuned for a new idea each day up through Christmas Eve:)…..Even if I “Last Minute Lucy” it 😀

Until next time,

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New Year’s blog hop ,Stampin’ Up!

Hi Stampers!

I created this fun little card with one of my favorite stamp sets in the holiday Catalog if not of all time. Season of Whimsy is  a fun, nostalgic set and that is why it really is one of a kind to me:) It reminds me of my grandparents house at Christmas time many years ago. I will always keep and use this beautiful set.

It is a hostess set in the Holiday catalog, so if you want to get it, you will need to place a qualifying order before the Holiday Catalog comes to an end January 2nd 2018.

You also have a chance to win this awesome set just by leaving a comment today on our Stamp It Group Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your name, a comment and #stampitcontest to be entered. All comments need to be left on a blog post to be entered.

There are several other blog hoppers, so follow all the way through for more chances to enter!

Until next time,

Stay Crafty

XO Rach

Card measurements:

Soft Sky Base 4 1/4″ by 11″, score at 5 1/2″

Basic Black layer 4″ by 5 1/4″

DSP layer 3 3/4″ by 5″

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