Thursday, February 13, 2020

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin: I'll Bee Yours Alternative

I am definitely a last minute crafter most days. How about you? Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I spent the afternoon working on some of mine. January's Paper Pumpkin kit, I'll Bee Yours, was the perfect starting point!



This is the intended use for the kit - and I didn't even put them all together! I added some Ghiradelli chocolate hearts for the teachers at my kids' school. Yum!




Then I moved on to the kids' treats. We found inexpensive heart lollipops, and I used the stamps in the kit, along with a bee cut from the Golden Honey Specialty paper, the Heart Punch Pack, and the Gingham Gala Sequins. 


I did four different color designs, and I love how they turned out! I don't think the kids in Kindergarten and 2nd grade are going to appreciate them as much as I do. Ha! But I enjoyed making them, and that's what counts, right?



Here's a full supply list:
Stamps: I'll Bee Yours
Ink: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gingham Gala Sequins
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Detailed Bee Dies
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thinking of You with All My Heart

Today's card uses the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper. This patterned paper coordinates with FOUR punches - the Tulip Builder Punch, the Umbrella Builder Punch, the Heart Punch Pack, and the Small Bloom Punch! I used the heart pattern for my card.


If you'd like to see me make this card, check out the video:




Stamps: Peaceful Moments
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pleased as Punch DSP
Embellishments: Iridescent Sequins, Linen Thread
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Pinewood Planks EF
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Painted Poppies Tiny Treat Bag

Today's project is cute and fun! I was looking for projects using 6 x 6" paper to showcase the paper sampler that you can get for free in a starter kit during Sale-a-bration, and I found this cute treat bag from Pootles' Papercraft. You can follow the link to see the measurements and instructions, but it's really easy to put together!


These bags are small - perfect for a few Hershey's kisses or Dove chocolates (think Valentine's Day!). They are also a great size for party or wedding favors. 


I used a regular hole punch to punch one hole through the paper at the top, and then put my ribbon through and tied a bow. You could also use a binder clip.


If you'd like to see how I put this project together, you can check out the video here.

Stamps: Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Poppy Parade, Memento Black
Paper: Peaceful Poppies DSP, Whisper White
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Sequins, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: Pretty Label Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer, Hole Punch
Adhesives: Tear and Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Painted Poppies Thank You Card

I have another Painted Poppies card to share with you today. Once you start using this stamp set, it's hard to stop - it's so pretty!



For the poppies on this card, I stamped the outline in Memento Black. Then I used the solid background stamp to "color" it, and the larger splatter stamp to add some texture. The poppies really stand out against the black and white, don't you think?



Stamps: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Ink: Memento Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Embellishments: Peaceful Poppies Sequins, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Nested Dies
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

#tgifc248: Painted Poppies Card

The challenge at TGIF Challenges this week is an inspiration challenge, and the inspiration is the cover of the catalog! I love the Peaceful Poppies suite, which takes front and center on the Spring Mini Catalog, so this challenge was an easy one for me.



I used quite a few elements from the Peaceful Poppies suite on this card. If you'd like to see how I made it, check out my Facebook Live


Here's a close up of the details:


And here's a full list of the supplies I used:
Stamps: Painted Poppies, Little Ladybug
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Memento Black, Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Peaceful Poppies DSP
Embellishments: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools: Painted Labels Dies, Poppy Moments Dies
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Love You Lots

I have heard several people say that one of their New Year's goals is to send more cards this year. Now maybe that is because a lot of people I know are into making cards, but that's besides the point. If this is one of your goals, I have the perfect stamp set for you - Heartfelt! It is a Valentine's Day stamp set at first glance, but several sentiments are appropriate for anytime. So for today's card, I made a non-Valentine's card using this set.
 

What do you think of the color combo? I used Black, White, Gold, Pool Party, and Highland Heather. The Highland Heather is stamped off once, which I feel is a pretty close match to Purple Posy. 


Are you wondering where that Pool Party ribbon came from? I colored the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with my Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker! Fun, right? And that gorgeous striped paper is from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP that you can get for free during Sale-a-bration. I love me some black and white stripes!


What is your favorite part of this card? Comment and let me know! If you'd like to watch me put it together, check out my Facebook Live.

Stamps: Heartfelt
Ink: Memento Black, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Stampin' Blends: Dark Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
Embellishments: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Painted Poppies Sequins
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

#tgifc246: Roses are Red...

The sketch at TGIF Challenges this week lends itself perfectly to using some of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. Take a look:

I have been busy creating with the From My Heart suite, and so it seemed only fitting to use that pretty paper on my card.



I couldn't leave the card empty on the inside, and the Heartfelt stamp set has the perfect sentiment!


If you want to see how I put this card together, check out my Facebook Live. As I mention in the video, the strips of DSP measure 1 x 3 3/4".


Stamps: Heartfelt
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, From My Heart Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Heart Doilies, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools: Heart Punch Pack
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue


Happy Stamping!
Rachel