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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Facebook Live: Hello Cupcake Card

Today I am sharing the card I created for this week's Facebook Live. It came together pretty quickly, because I used a sample from the demonstrator magazine as my inspiration. (Getting this magazine quarterly is just one of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! Click here to learn more.)



This cute little cupcake makes the best birthday cards, don't you think? The Hello Cupcake stamp set is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. Shop and get yours today!



Stamps: Hello Cupcake (SAB)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories & Tools: Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Glitter Enamel Dots, Linen Thread


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, January 4, 2019

Flowering Desert Desk Calendar

Flowering Desert is my favorite stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog! I am using it to slowly make desk calendars for my customers. I followed the template Erica Cerwin uses - a piece of 4 1/4 x 11" cardstock, folded in half. Then add a piece of 4 x 4" cardstock scored at 1/2", 2", and 3 1/2". That piece just adds stability and helps the calendar stand up better. On this calendar, I used our Thick Whisper White cardstock, which I think works really well! The calendar is from Taylored Expressions.




You might also notice the shiny paper I used on the scalloped oval. That is the Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper, one of the Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices. It is seriously shiny! I also used the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins. Although these are both Grapefruit Grove, I thought the shine gave them more of a pinkish hue, so I went with Flirty Flamingo for the ribbon and the sentiment. I love how Stampin' Up! stuff always matches!


Stamps: Flowering Desert
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Paper: Thick & Regular Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove Foil (SAB), Brights 6 x 6" DSP
Accessories & Tools: Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Spirited Snowman Thank You

I don't like snow, but I do like snowmen, and the Spirited Snowmen stamp set was a must have for me! If it's on your wish list, you only have a few hours left to get it!




Sorry for the poor quality of this picture. It's been chilly and cloudy this week, and I've been sick with a cold, so I didn't venture outside like I usually do to take my photos. I couldn't let the last day of the Holiday Catalog go by without sharing this cutie, though!


Stamps: Spirited Snowman, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Toil and Trouble DSP
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Stapler, Stampin' Blends: Light Basic Black, Light Granny Apple Green, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Light Soft Suede, Dark Poppy Parade


Happy Stamping!
Rachel