Monday, July 15, 2019

In Color Club Cards: July

If you're a part of my Facebook group, you saw a sneak peek of these cards on Saturday night. Today, I am sharing all of them! Members of my In Color Club receive one of these in their color of the month. Aren't they cute?


I just love these little dinosaurs, and I think they look great in the In Colors! Since Purple Posy ink is still out of stock, I have been substituting Highland Heather, and I think it complements the Purple Posy paper perfectly. Now here's the hard part - which color do you like the dinosaur in best? I don't know if I can pick!
Rococo Rose


 Pretty Peacock

 Terracotta Tile

 Seaside Spray

Purple Posy

Stamps: Dino Days
Ink: Highland Heather, Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, 2019-2021 In Color DSP
Embellishments: 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon - Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Dino Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool
Adhesives: SNAIL, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, July 8, 2019

You're Rawrsome!

Today's card features products from the Dinoroar Suite. This is my favorite suite of products in the new catalog! I suppose part of that is that I have young children, and quite a few nieces and nephews, but even if I didn't, I think I would still like it. The dinosaurs are so cute, and who can resist the cute sayings like "You're Rawrsome!"


This card was created as part of a challenge in my business training group, and I won! I was really excited, because this card was really fun to make, and I love how it turned out. I have many more ideas for these products, so you'll be seeing these little dinosaurs again. Here's a close up of all those details - of course I had to use the Woven Threads Sequins again!


Stamps: Dino Days
Ink: Seaside Spray, Calypso Coral
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, 2019-2021 In Color 6 x 6" DSP
Embellishments: Woven Threads Sequins
Tools: Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies, Dino Dies, Die Cutting Machine, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, June 28, 2019

Looking Up Card Kit Alternative

Earlier this week, my husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. I did not think to make a card ahead of time (oops!), so I got out the Looking Up Card Kit to see what I could come up with. Luckily, there was a sentiment that worked, and the palm trees that reminded me of our honeymoon to Hawaii.


The background paper comes from the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. This paper did not appeal to me at first, but it is quickly becoming a favorite! If you miss the Wood Textures paper that retired, this paper is for you! There is a wood pattern, plus this burlap one - both perfect neutrals for your cards, and both wonderful for masculine cards! And then of course you've got some beautiful floral patterns too.


If you are looking for a quick and easy card, our kits are a great place to start! This one is all-inclusive, meaning you don't need any other supplies, unless you want to make alternatives like this one. The extras I used are listed below.


Stamps: Looking Up
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Pressed Petals DSP, Whisper White
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Looking Up Card Kit

This week I have been featuring the Looking Up Card Kit on my Facebook page. These cards are SUPER easy to put together! I thought I would give you a closer look at them today.






Here are a few tips for putting them together:


Stamp all of your sentiments first. (I made mostly thank yous and happy birthdays, because those are the types of cards I need most.)




Attach the copper stickers, and add the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals. That's it! You can also add the extra punch out pieces for more dimension, but I'm saving mine for extra cards. (Stay tuned for one of those on Friday!)


And how cute are the matching envelopes?! This kit is so much fun to put together, and where else can you get 15 cards for $27? Add one to your order today!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hi, Friend!

On Saturday, I'll be holding my new catalog kick off party as well as a big BOGO sale with my retired products. If you're coming, you may want to skip this post for now. The card I'm sharing today is the one we'll be making Saturday!


I recently participated in a card swap, and I CASEd this card from one I received back with the swaps. The swap card was designed by Kristina Rees. Here's the one she sent - I love it!




I don't have Free as a Bird yet, so I decided to substitute what I do have - Above the Clouds.




I watercolored with Seaside Spray on Shimmery White Cardstock, and of course I had to use the Woven Threads Sequins and White Baker's Twine again. (You'll be seeing them in my next post too...) I'm starting to think I can't create a card without those sequins anymore. They're just that good!




Stamps: Above the Clouds
Ink: Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White, 2019-2021 In Color DSP Stack
Embellishments: Woven Threads Sequins, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Aquapainter, Hot Air Balloon Punch, Stitched Shapes Dies
Adhesives: SNAIL, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, June 17, 2019

Modern Heart Color Challenge

If you follow me on Facebook, you saw a post last week about a color challenge my upline issued. I don't always have time to participate in her challenges, but she gives away a prize to a random person who participates, and this time the prize was a pack of Magnolia Lane Memories & More cards. Free stuff motivates me, especially pretty things like these cards, which happen to be on backorder right now. So... I had to participate! This was the color challenge:




And here is the card I created:



The Modern Heart stamp set is one of my favorites from the new catalog. And I have been using the Woven Thread Sequins and White Baker's Twine on ALL my projects recently! I love how this card turned out, and I hope you do, too!




Stamps: Modern Heart
Ink: Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose
Paper: Rococo Rose, Whisper White, Soft Suede, 2019-2021 6 x 6" DSP,
Embellishments: Woven Threads Sequins, White Baker's Twine, Rococo Rose 1/2" Gathered Ribbon
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots


Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Father's Day Card with A Good Man

When I first looked through the new catalog, one of the stamp sets that caught my eye right away was A Good Man. The sentiments and images were just so fitting for some of the men in my life! So of course I had to put it on my first order, and use it right away!


I'm showing you two versions of this card today. The first is one I did for a card swap. I had to make 21 of this card, so I decided to skip coloring the image. Instead, I stamped it in Night of Navy, and I think it still looks great!


For the second card, I stamped the image in Memento Black and colored with Stampin' Blends. I colored it to resemble my husband and oldest daughter. This is the one I will give to my husband for Father's Day.


Colored or not, the images and sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for all of your masculine cards. Add this stamp set to your next order - it will be a good one to have in your collection!


Stamps: A Good Man
Ink: Night of Navy, Memento Black, Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Night of Navy, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Soft Suede, Ivory
Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP
Embellishments: Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Big Shot
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel