Friday, April 19, 2019

Happiness Blooms Cards

Today's cards are so quick and easy - there's no stamping required! I made them using the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack, and just a few other supplies.





These are just four of the twenty cards you'll get to make in my Happiness Blooms class to go. Today is the last day to register, so don't miss out! This class is a great value at only $35 - you get four full-size products and the instructions to make 20 cards! Register here, and your class kit will ship by the end of next week.


Happy stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

My Top 10 Retiring Products

The time has come to say goodbye to some of our favorite products. It can be hard to see those things you really like on the retiring list, but the longer I've been a demonstrator, the less I've cared about what's going. Give me all the new stuff! That said, I thought I would share my top 10 with you. Make sure you grab these things before they're gone! Stamp sets are guaranteed through May 24. Everything else is while supplies last.


#1: Thoughtful Banners stamp set


#2: Large Letters Framelits


#3: Up & Away Thinlits


#4: Big Shot


#5: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set


#6: Wood Textures DSP


#7: Soft Sayings Card Kit


#8: Garden Impressions DSP


#9: Share What You Love Specialty DSP


#10: Flowering Desert stamp set
Watch for some highlights of these products in the next few weeks! Which retiring products will you miss the most? Leave me a comment and let me know!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Happiness Blooms Class to Go

Oh, I guess I have to apologize for my lack of blogging recently. Did you know life with four kids gets busy sometimes? Haha! We also had company most of March, and it is taking me awhile to get back into the routine. But - today I have a treat for you! This class to go is quick and easy, and you get 20 cards out of it! Plus - no stamping required! This is the kind of class that is perfect for busy people, which is all of us, am I right?




For $35, you will receive the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack, the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, and Corrugated Elements.


I will also send you a PDF tutorial with the instructions to make 20 cards, and then you'll even have some extra supplies left over for your own projects and designs. 20 cards for $35? No way can you buy cards like this for that price at the store!


If you are interested in this class, you can fill out this Google form and let me know. There is also a tutorial only option available for $10. The deadline to register is April 19, and kits will ship no later than April 26. If you have any questions, please let me know.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Quick & Easy Flowering Desert Card

Have you seen cards posted with the hashtag #simplestamping? Stampin' Up! has been challenging demonstrators to share cards that don't have much more than stamps, ink, and paper, and minimal layers. I have a hard time not using the Big Shot, but besides that little stitched heart, this card is pretty simple.




This stamp set is my favorite! I sure hope it sticks around!


Stamps: Flowering Desert
Ink: Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick
Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Linen Thread, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Incredible Like You Stamp a Stack to Go

I have a fun new class to share with you today! This one has 4 options for you to choose from, which are listed below. You can see the cards up close and listen to more details in this video.






Here are the options for ordering. Per Stampin' Up! policy, please email me for a link to purchase.
Option #1 - $33
This option includes the following:
*Night of Navy baker’s twine
*A package of Rhinestones
*A 6 x 6” stack of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper
*The other cardstock and supplies to make 10 cards, including envelopes
*A PDF tutorial with instructions for making your cards

Option #2 - $53
This option includes everything in option #1, plus the Incredible Like You stamp set

Option #3 - $62
This option includes everything in option #1 and #2, plus:
*A classic ink pad of your choice (I used Night of Navy and Melon Mambo on these cards.)
*A free Level 1 Sale-a-bration item (must fit in a padded mailer, unless you are picking up)

Option #4 - $10
This option is for the PDF tutorial only.

The cost for shipping your class kit to you is $8. If you are local to me, you can pick up for free!
If you are a part of my team, I'll be giving you the tutorial for free! It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! right now, so if you'd like this perk - and $76 of free product - you can purchase a starter kit here.


Deadline to order: March 23
Expected Ship Date: March 29

If you have any questions, please ask.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, March 4, 2019

Botanical Butterfly & Incredible Like You

Today's card has a lot of my favorites - my favorite color (purple), black and white, and polka dots! We made this card at one of my recent card classes. It's pretty simple, but the Botanical Butterfly paper makes it really beautiful!


Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather are the perfect purple combo, and of course I had to add a few rhinestones to finish off the card!


Stamps: Incredible Like You
Ink: Highland Heather
Paper: Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB), Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories & Tools: Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, March 1, 2019

Facebook Live: Painted Seasons

I am catching up on blogging today. This is how life in my house has been going recently, and it is hard to keep up some days!




But, I absolutely love how this card turned out! It's not hard to make beautiful cards when you have the gorgeous Painted Seasons stamp set and paper to use. What do you think?




I made this card on my Facebook Live last week, if you'd like to see how it goes together. If you'd like to make this card, the supplies are listed below. The DSP is cut 4 1/2 x 3 1/4", and the Bermuda Bay mat is 4 5/8 x 3 3/8". I love the detail in these stamps!




Stamps: Painted Seasons (SAB), Part of My Story (SAB)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Wood Textures DSP Stack, Painted Seasons DSP (SAB)
Accessories & Tools: 2" Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestones


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, February 14, 2019

January 2019 Paper Pumpkin: Bookmark Alternative Project

It's no secret that I love Paper Pumpkin, but it has been a long time since I've shared a Paper Pumpkin project here. I have loved all of the kits recently, but haven't had a lot of time to put them together. That changed this month because I knew this kit was perfect for making valentines with my daughter for her class! Her teacher asked that we limit treats since they would be having plenty of sweets at their class party, so we came up with bookmarks instead.



We added a few colors of cardstock (Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Melon Mambo), the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder, and Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon to the supplies in the kit. I hope her classmates loved them!



Don't miss out on March's Paper Pumpkin kit! It is birthday-themed, and there will be a bonus free stamp set to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 6th birthday. Subscribe here or purchase a prepaid subscription.



Happy stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Facebook Live: Lovely Lattice Card

Today's card is a little piece of spring. In my part of the country, our peach and apple trees are starting to leaf out and blossom, and I have some flowers waiting to be planted. Spring is definitely in the air! I know that's not the case for some of you, so I hope this card reminds you that spring is coming! Eventually.


I used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the flowers. I stamped a second time, fussy cut a few of the flowers, and added them with Stampin' Dimensionals. The picture gives you an idea, but in real life it adds so much to the card!


If you'd like to see how I put this card together, you can check out today's Facebook Live.


Stamps: Lovely Lattice, Butterfly Gala
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Watercolor Pencils - Calypso Coral and Old Olive, Blender Pens, Night of Navy Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, February 11, 2019

#tgifc198: Sprinkled With Love Valentine's Day Card

The Hello Cupcake stamp set has seen a lot of ink in my craft room, but I think today's card is my favorite creation yet! I followed the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges.





The highlights on this card are the white embossing on white cardstock for the frosting, the teeny tiny hearts cut from the Call Me Cupcake Thinlits, and the Lovely Lipstick Foil accents. If you have the Hello Cupcake stamp set, you'll definitely want to invest in the Call Me Cupcake Thinlits, available to customers beginning March 1, or now as part of your starter kit!


Stamps: Hello Cupcake (SAB)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lipstick (SAB)
Accessories & Tools: Call Me Cupcake Thinlits (available March 1), Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Polka Dot Basics EF, Big Shot, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

#tgifc197 Sweet Wishes Card

During today's Facebook Live, I talked a lot about the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, but I also made a cute card using the Hello Cupcake stamp set. The inspiration for this card came from this week's color challenge over at TGIF Challenges.




And guess what? I just bought the brand new Call Me Cupcake Thinlits, and they make that cut out frosting look so sharp! No more trying to fussy cut that swirl at the top. And the fun little star pick is also from the die set. I already loved this set, but now I think I love it even more! Customers will be able to purchase the dies in March, or you can add them to a starter kit right now!




Stamps: Hello Cupcake
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Berry Burst
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Berry Burst, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Call Me Cupcake Thinlits, Big Shot, Gingham Gala Sequins, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, February 4, 2019

Flowering Desert Birthday Card

The card I have to share today uses the beautiful Flowering Desert stamp set. This Arizona girl loves the cacti stamps!




The sentiment comes from my standby birthday set, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!




Stamps: Flowering Desert, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Ink: Berry Burst, Call Me Clover
Paper: Gray Granite, Berry Burst
Accessories & Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Berry Burst 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Classic Label Punch


Happy stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Facebook Live: So Hoppy Together Valentine's Day Card

This week's Facebook Live featured the So Hoppy Together stamp set and an adorable card inspired by Erica Cerwin.



 

The inside sentiments came from January's Paper Pumpkin kit.


Stamps: So Hoppy Together, Be Mine, Valentine
Ink: Memento Black, Lovely Lipstick, plus Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends
Paper: Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil (SAB), Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB)
Accessories & Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Starburst Punch, 2" Circle Punch, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Rhinestones


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Facebook Live: Hey Love Treat

For this week's Facebook Live, I thought I would point out a feature of the online store you might not have noticed. It is the section called Project Ideas. Here, you can see a variety of sample projects, and each one has all of the products you need to make that project. You can even purchase all of them together under one ordering code!




So the project I put together uses the Hey Love stamp set, and isn't it cute?




I think this is the perfect treat packaging for anyone you want to give a sweet treat to on Valentine's Day. If you want to make this project too, you can order everything you need here.


Then I decided to add in a few additional colors and use more of the cute animals in the stamp set.





Which one is your favorite?

Stamps: Hey Love
Ink: Memento Black, plus Light Flirty Flamingo, Dark and Light Smoky Slate, and Dark and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends
Paper: Whisper White Thick
Accessories & Tools: 2 x 8" Cello Bags, Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Facebook Live: Meant to Be Non-Valentine's Card

For yesterday's Facebook Live, I thought I would use the Meant to Be Bundle for a non-Valentine's Day card. The beautiful Botanical Butterfly paper made it easy!




This bundle is the perfect purchase during Sale-A-Bration. It is priced at $53.00, which means when you purchase it, you get to choose a free gift! Add in the Whisper White cardstock, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, some Gold Foil, and Gingham Gala Sequins, and you'll have spent enough for two rewards. If you choose the Botanical Butterfly DSP and the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, you'll have everything you need to recreate this card!




Stamps: Meant to Be
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB), Gold Foil
Accessories & Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (SAB), Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins


Happy Stamping!
Rachel


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#TGIFC194: Happy Valentine's Day!

I feel like I am still stuck on Christmas, but here we are less than a month away from Valentine's Day. I decided to get a start on my Valentine's cards by using the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges this week.

Both Valentine bundles this year are gorgeous, but the Be Mine Stitched Framelits called to me (just like anything stitched does!). I used the coordinating Meant to Be stamp set, All My Love DSP, and that beautiful Lovely Lipstick Foil from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. 

There are lots of little details on this card - I tried to use as many pieces of the Meant to Be Bundle as I could! Comment and let me know which detail you like the most.

Stamps: Meant to Be
Ink: Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil (SAB), All My Love DSP
Accessories & Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Pearls, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel