Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sprinkled With Love: Paper Pumpkin May 2017



Today's post is all about Paper Pumpkin! Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin? It's one of my favorite products that Stampin' Up! offers! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit, and every month you get all of the supplies to make a set of cards or a project, all wrapped up in one little box. Here are a few pictures of past kits to give you an idea.






This month's kit was donut-themed, and there were supplies to make 9 round cards, plus lots of extras!




I also made an additional card to give you an idea of what you can do with your leftovers and a few extra supplies.




To get the words to line up correctly in the circle, I did cut my stamps apart. You can do this to gain a little more versatility with your stamps, and they line back up perfectly like a puzzle so that you can use them as intended too. The extra supplies I used on this card were Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Frozen Treats Framelits, and the Big Shot.


Each Paper Pumpkin kit comes with at least one ink spot and an exclusive stamp set. Those are yours to keep and use over and over again, so it's a good way to build up your ink collection! If you're not satisfied with a kit you receive, just contact Stampin' Up! and they will make it right. However, there are SO many alternative ideas every month on Pinterest and in the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club group on Facebook that I've never had a problem finding something fun to do with my kit. I really enjoy getting some fun mail every month, and having an easy and cute project to put together (that someone else thought up and designed for me)!


If you are interested in trying Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time! From now until June 10, new subscribers will get 25% off of their first three kits (June, July, and August). Click here to subscribe, and enter the promo code STARTHERE to get the discount. The regular price is $19.95 per month, and it is a great value when you look at how much product you get in each kit!


Want to see a little bit more of this month's kit? I did a video on Facebook, and I've uploaded it to YouTube for you. Enjoy!



Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last Call for Cool Treats Classes to Go

Today is the LAST day to purchase this month's Cool Treats to Go Classes. Here is a reminder of what you'll receive:

The card class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, White Baker's Twine, and the supplies and instructions to make the four cards pictured below. The scrapbook class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, Sprinkles Embellishments, Fine Tip Glue, and the supplies and instructions to make the three 12" x 12" scrapbook pages pictured below.






There is also a tutorial only option, which will include detailed PDF instructions and supply lists for both the cards and the scrapbook pages. And don't forget - if you make an additional purchase of at least $25 today using hostess code 6DGWA3ZA, I will send an extra set of cards with your class! (If you would just like a set of the cards without purchasing either of the classes, use this hostess code today and I'll send you finished cards anyways!) Please email me to purchase any of these options:
*Card Class - $43 local pick-up or $50 shipped
*Scrapbook Class - $56 local pick-up or $70 shipped
*Both Classes - $65 local pick-up or $80 shipped
*Tutorial Only - $20


Happy Stamping!
Rachel











Thursday, May 18, 2017

#TGIFC107 Hugs for a Great Friend

This week, I am participating in the TGIF Challenges theme challenge, a sympathy or get well card.




I love all of my retiring products, but those new ones are just so fun to play with! I had to pull out the Lovely Words Thinlits and the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set for this challenge because I thought they fit the theme perfectly. I didn't think I needed this bundle from the new catalog, but then Stampin' Up! shared a video with demonstrators that showed samples using these products, and I couldn't resist any longer!


 

Today's card is actually a fancy fold card. Check it out!





To recreate it, cut an 8" x 8" square of cardstock. Then score at 4" on both sides, and cut out one of the squares. Easy peasy, and so fun!


It's hard to tell, but I wanted to add a little bit of extra sparkle to match the Glitter Enamel dots, so I got out my Wink of Stella and painted over the "hugs" cut-out. I also used Wink of Stella on my White Baker's Twine. It's very subtle, but adds just a little bit of sparkle, and who doesn't love that?!




The final thing I love about this card? The color combination! Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst, and Powder Pink. You'll be seeing more of those colors around here because it's my new favorite!


I hope you enjoyed today's card, and the sneak peek of all of these fun new products!


Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Ink: Powder Pink (stamped off once), Berry Burst
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Pick a Pattern DSP
Accessories & Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits, Big Shot, Glitter Enamel Dots, White Baker's Twine, Wink of Stella


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Birthday Memories Twisted Pop-Up Card

I have a really cool card to share with you today! Well, I think it's really cool. My kids were not impressed when I showed it to them. It's called a Twisted Pop-Up card, and I've seen this fancy fold all over the place recently. I watched this video by The Pampered Stamper to learn how to do it, and had success on my first try!


The front of the card looks like a regular card...



...but then you open it up and get a surprise!




I thought the greetings and characters from the new Birthday Memories Suite were just perfect for this style of card. What do you think?


Stamps: Birthday Delivery (available June 1)
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Memories DSP (available June 1)
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch (available June 1), White Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cool Treats Classes to Go

I am excited to offer you two new Classes to Go this month! It has been awhile since I've been able to offer a class to go, but I hope to make this a monthly occurrence again. Each month, I plan to offer two options - a card-making option and a scrapbooking option. Both will use the same stamp set, so you can get both options and pay only a little bit more for the second class. If you choose the scrapbooking option, please know that shipping will be a bit higher since the 12" x 12" pages will need to be shipped in a Medium Flat Rate Box.


Are you ready to see this month's choices? Here they are!


The card class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, White Baker's Twine, and the supplies and instructions to make the 4 cards pictured.
The scrapbooking class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, Sprinkles Embellishments, Fine Tip Glue, and the supplies and instructions to make the three 12" x 12" scrapbook pages pictured. You supply your own inks and adhesive.


The cost for the card class is $43 for local pick-up or $50 shipped.
The cost for the scrapbooking class is $56 for local pick-up or $70 shipped.
If you would like both classes, the cost is $65 for local pick-up or $80 shipped.
You can also purchase the tutorial only for $20.
The deadline to register for these classes is May 23. Your class kits will ship by May 31.
Please email me to purchase any of the options listed above.


Bonus: If you place an additional order of at least $25 now through May 23 using hostess code 6DGWA3ZA, I will send an extra set of cards with your kit! This is a great way to purchase any coordinating inks or adhesives you need to complete your projects. Coordinating colors this month are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White Craft ink.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dad! #TGIFC105

I have followed the TGIF Challenges blog since its beginning, but I've never participated in any of the challenges. Until now, that is! It's a birthday/party theme this week for their second birthday, and it also happens to be my dad's birthday today, so the timing was perfect!


http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/




This was one of those cards that took me an entire afternoon to create. I know you are wondering how this simple card could take so long. Well, my dad likes those pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and I really wanted to incorporate flamingos into my card. I just couldn't make it work on the front, but inside there's a little surprise!




I used a few new products on my card today - I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!


Stamps: Pop of Paradise, Birthday Delivery (brand new!)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (brand new!), Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Large Polka Dot EF (no longer available), Layering Circles Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits (brand new!), Big Shot, Brights Sequin Assortment (retiring - on sale now!)


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lift Me Up Swap Card

As most of you know, I got to attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in San Diego a few weeks ago. I thought I would share the card I brought to swap with you today.


I participated in an organized swap, which means I met with a group of demonstrators at a specific time and we all traded cards. I also brought some extra for general swaps - trading with anyone else who asked me. I got a good variety of cards in return for mine, and it's always fun to see other's ideas!


I decided to use the Lift Me Up bundle for my cards. I was hoping it would carry over to the next catalog - and it is!


https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144712&dbwsdemoid=2113176


Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim
Paper: Kraft, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Triple Banner Punch, Silver Sequin Trim


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Welcome to the World!

I don't know about you, but I am in the stage of life where people I know are having babies. Two baby boys were born in our circle of family and friends in the last week and a half, and I thought it was the perfect excuse to use the Little Cuties stamp set!




I used a mix of new and old products on this card - from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to the Happy Happenings stamp set to the brand new Copper Trim, they are all must haves! Speaking of that Copper Trim, here's a close up:




You'll be able to get your hands on that June 1, but both stamp sets I used on this card are retiring, so make sure you order those soon! If you'd like to see what else is coming in June, please take my short survey and request a catalog. I will be sending them out in the middle of May, and I would be happy to send you one too! (Plus, anyone who takes the survey will be entered to win an ink pad of your choice!)


What else have I been up to lately? I'm glad you asked! I am continuing to organize my new crafting space, and I was able to purchase my very first Stamp 'n' Storage organizers. I am in LOVE with them, and can't wait to order more!




If you are in the market for some craft organization, you can use my referral link and get a 10% discount on your first purchase. I highly recommend this company, and the organizers fit perfectly in my IKEA Kallax shelf!


Here is a complete list of supplies used on today's card:
Stamps: Little Cuties, Happy Happenings
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor Paper
Accessories & Tools: Brights Enamel Dots, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Copper Trim, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eastern Palace Hello

Wow, another month has gone by without a blog post. Time flies! Luckily for you, I have a few cards to share; now I just need to get the blog posts written.


Have you seen the new Eastern Palace Suite? I still have a lot of projects to do with the retiring products, but boy is it fun to use the new stuff right away! The Eastern Palace Suite is a new set of products that will be available in the new Annual Catalog, but Stampin' Up! has released them early. Demonstrators can purchase them this month, and customers will be able to purchase them in May. Exciting, right?!


I LOVE the font of the greetings, and there are so many design options with these stamps. Then you add in the coordinating dies, and it gets even better! I had to try everything out as soon as my box arrived, and I decided to make a card to welcome a new member to my team. She joined during Sale-a-bration, and I wanted to send her a fun card with her little welcome gift.




Did I mention the DSP and the little tassels?! All of the products in this suite really coordinate perfectly, and I can't wait to play with them more!


Stamps: Eastern Beauty (NEW!)
Ink: Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Paper: Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (NEW!), Gold Foil, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools: Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (NEW!), Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies (NEW!), Big Shot, Mini Tassels Assortment (NEW!), Gold Baker's Twine (retired)


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, March 11, 2017

FMS278: Party Animal Pop-Up Card

It's birthday season in our family, and one of my nephews turns 5 next week. When I saw the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week, it gave me the inspiration I needed to create my nephew's card. Here is the sketch:
And here is the card I made:




It's a pop-up card inside, and I have a horrible time trying to get a good picture of the inside of cards, but I figured I would show you anyways just so that you can see the possibilities with this suite of products.




A light box and background is at the top of my list to improve my pictures. The natural light in this new house is terrible! Well, at least for taking pictures. Blocking the Arizona sun in the summertime I suppose is worth more than a few good pictures, haha!


Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Party Animal DSP
Accessories & Tools: Large Numbers Framelits, Stars Framelits, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Big Shot, Gold Metallic Thread


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Facebook Friday: Sale-a-bration Edition!

You're invited to join me tomorrow at 1PM (MST) in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook group for a live demonstration of three Sale-a-bration projects. You can see a sneak peek below!




Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Noah's Ark Baby Card

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a baby shower for my husband's cousin and his wife. They live in Minnesota, so I couldn't go to the shower, but I wanted to send them a little gift and card anyways. When I saw the shower invitations, I immediately knew which stamp I wanted to use. Unfortunately, it is retired, but I included lots of current product. You could easily substitute your favorite baby stamp and leave the layout the same.






I used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the image, and it was so much fun! Coloring takes me back to my childhood. Maybe that's why it has become such a craze lately. The Watercolor Pencils have been a hot item so far, but they are currently available, so snatch them up! I'm hoping for an even larger selection in the new Annual Catalog because they are such great coloring tools!


I'll be going live on Facebook this Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM (MST) to share a few projects using Sale-a-bration items. Make sure to stop by my Naptime is Stamptime group and check it out!


Stamps: Two by Two (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Shimmery White
Accessories & Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Brights Enamel Dots, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (silver), Sparkle EF, Lots of Labels, Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sending Smiles Sunset Card

Yesterday I shared a sneak peek of today's card. I went live to do a card demonstration in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook group on Friday afternoon, and I will definitely be doing it again! I thought I would share the full card with you today, but you'll have to join my Facebook group to see any future projects from my live videos there. :)






What do you think? I absolutely love the Lift Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog! This is one set I will keep long after it retires.


Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Framelits, Big Shot, Wink of Stella, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Brights Enamel Dots, Silver Metallic Thread, Triple Banner Punch


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, February 24, 2017

Facebook Friday: Lift Me Up

One of my favorite stampin' bloggers, Erica Cerwin, has been doing Facebook Live videos on Friday afternoons, and it has inspired me to start doing something similar. I will be trying it out for the first time this afternoon in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook Group, at 1 PM (MST), and I would love for you to join me! Below is a sneak peek of the card I will be making.




I'll be back to share the whole card with you next week, but I hope you'll join me this afternoon and see it then!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Personal Update & February's Paper Pumpkin Kit

Happy 2017! I know, we are already way into February, but I feel like my new year is just starting. I spent November and December getting ready for a move, and in January I moved with my family to Gilbert, Arizona.






Moving to Arizona was not something we had planned on doing at this point in time, but God had other plans. For me, it was almost heart-breaking to leave our home in Colorado. So many memories there, and I've cried lots of tears over it. I can't complain, though. God has blessed us more than we deserve with a good job for my husband here, and a beautiful house to live in. Now I just have to get used to all the change. Easier said than done.


I also had to pack up all of my crafting and stamping supplies, and I haven't been able to unpack too many of them yet. I did make sure to pack most of it and label it myself, so at least I can dig things out when I need them!


I have a quick project to share with you today. This is a card made with February's Paper Pumpkin. Even though most of my crafting supplies are still packed up, Paper Pumpkin is allowing me to keep creating!






I love the cards this month! They are so fun, and I know my nieces and nephews are going to love receiving these in the mail for their birthdays this year. If you want to try Paper Pumpkin, make sure to subscribe by the 10th of the month. You can purchase a prepaid subscription and earn Sale-a-bration benefits here or sign up for a month-to-month subscription here.


We went to IKEA over the weekend and picked up a Kallax shelf for my stamping stuff, so I plan to spend time unpacking it all this week. Finally! (After I get the shelf put together that is...)


Thanks for bearing with me through my roller-coaster life. I, for one, hope things settle down for awhile now.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, January 6, 2017

Display Stamper Application: April

It's that time again! Stampin' Up!'s next OnStage event is coming up in April, and I am applying to be a display stamper again. I had so much fun with it last time, and I would love to do it again!


Enjoy these samples, and leave a comment to let me know what you think!




















Happy Stamping!
Rachel