Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Christmastime is Here!

Today's card uses just about everything from the limited time Christmastime is Here suite of products. This stamp set is really unique - the large rose image is a cling stamp, and all of the other stamps are photopolymer. You have lots of options for coloring that large image - Stampin' Blends, watercolor, or what I chose to do for this card - use the "fill in" stamps. It's easy to be an artist just with your stamping!



I also used the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper, the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, and the Roses Dies. These products are so pretty, it's not hard to make a beautiful card! If you like them, make sure to add them to your collection soon - all of these products are available only while supplies last.



Stamps: Christmas Rose
Ink: Memento Black, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Poppy Parade
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Roses Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Friday, November 1, 2019

#GDP213: Happy Christmas

Hello, and thanks for stopping by today! Can you believe it's November? I can't! Christmas is right around the corner, and the colors at Global Design Project this week were the perfect inspiration for a Christmas card.

I paired these colors with the Stitched Stars Dies and the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (a host set).


The Noble Peacock Foil adds just the right amount of shine! I hope you enjoyed my card today. This post needs to be quick, because nap time is already over, and it will soon be time for school pick up. It feels like the craziness of the holiday season is already starting - anyone else? 



Stamps: Greatest Part of Christmas
Ink: Lovely Lipstick
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Noble Peacock Foil
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pinewood Planks EF, Die Cutting Machine 
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#tgifc233: Feels Like Frost

Today I am sharing a card inspired by this week's TGIF Challenges sketch challenge.


The stripes in the sketch immediately made me think of the striped silver foil pattern in the Feels Like Frost DSP pack. So I started there, and here's what I came up with:


I really like the color combination of Purple Posy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Silver, don't you? To create that look with the Silver Thread, wrap the thread around four fingers a number of times. Pinch in the middle to create a bow of sorts, then attach with a glue dot.


I also did a second card with different patterns in the package. This one is just a little simpler because I left off the thread and twine.


Which version do you like better? Both cards are pretty simple, but that paper makes them special. Add it to your next order so that you can make easy and beautiful Christmas cards too!


Stamps: So Many Stars
Ink: Purple Posy
Paper: Purple Posy, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP
Embellishments: 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

#GDP210: First Peek at Christmastime is Here!

Today I have a bit of an unlikely pairing for you - the Monster Bash DSP and the brand new Christmastime is Here suite! This card all started with the sketch challenge at Global Design Project this week:


I knew I wanted to use one of the patterns in the Monster Bash pack for a Christmas card, and originally I planned to use the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. However, on the day I was designing the card, the order with my Christmastime is Here products arrived, and I decided to use them instead!




This suite of products is only available to demonstrators right now. It will be available to customers in November. If you just can't wait, you can also add it to a starter kit this month! Now let's take a closer look at the card - I fussy cut the roses from the Christmastime is Here Specialty paper. Notice the gold foil - so pretty! There is just a peek of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a sprinkling of Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Rose stamp set, and it is cut out with the Roses Dies.




This suite of products is so pretty, I know you will want to have it in your collection! Mark your calendar for November 1, or purchase it now as part of your starter kit. Thanks for stopping by today!




Stamps: Christmas Rose
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Monster Bash DSP, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools: Roses Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Birds of a Feather: Sending Love

I have a fun card to share with you today! This was one of the swap cards I made for a Holiday Catalog swap I was a part of. 





That chicken will probably make its way onto a few more cards before the season is done! This time I used it with a Valentine's theme, as it is intended. The Be Mine Stitched Dies paired perfectly, and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder added a nice background piece.



I used my Stampin' Blends to color the chicken. So many ways to go, but I chose Cajun Craze this time. Here's a close up of the coloring:



Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this card. This stamp set is so much fun to color!

Stamps: Birds of a Feather
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Stampin' Blends: Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Real Red, Ivory
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Mango Melody
Embellishments: White Baker's Twine
Tools: Pinewood Planks EF, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gather Together Pocket Card

I have been wanting to try a pocket card for a long time, so I challenged my team to make one. Of course I had to make one too!





Pocket cards are kind of fun, and not that hard to put together. I watched this video from Wendy Cranford to get some measurements and instructions. And the color combination came from a challenge in my business training group. (Talk about killing a lot of birds with one stone!)





More pocket cards are in my future - stay tuned!


Stamps: Gather Together
Ink: Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP
Embellishments: Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon
Tools: Gathered Leaves Dies, Die Cutting Machine, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Tab Punch
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, September 30, 2019

#GDP209: A Sweet Wish for Christmas

Hello! I am so excited to share this card with you today! Earlier this month, I was chosen as a challenge winner at the Global Design Project. Because I won, I get to be a guest designer for their color challenge this week. 





I don't know why, but the first thing I thought of when I pictured these colors together was a Christmas card using the Cup of Christmas Bundle. So that's what I did, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!



This stamp set is really fun - it has a few REVERSIBLE stamps in it! I didn't use them on this card, but isn't that genius? The coordinating dies are great too - I love the candy canes that I've used on this card. 



There are lots of little details on this card - the watercolor wash on Shimmery White Cardstock adds just a little sparkle, the candy canes are arranged to form a heart, and the rhinestones are colored with the Dark Call Me Clover Stampin' Blends Marker to match. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today, especially if this is your first time visiting my blog. If you like what you see, I invite you to join me on Facebook for more stamping fun!

Stamps: Cup of Christmas
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Stampin' Blends: Dark Call Me Clover
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools: Aquapainter, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Cup of Cheer Dies, Die Cutting Machine
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel