Friday, November 5, 2021

#GDP316: CASEing with Eden's Garden

Hello! I found some time to play along with the Global Design Project challenge this week. The challenge was to CASE a card by Stesha Bloodhart, which was really fun for me because I always love her cards! Here is the inspiration card:
 

And here is what I made:
 

I used the Eden's Garden Bundle, along with the Garden Gems (only available while supplies last!). I decided to go away from the color scheme in the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper, which has lots of greens and gold, and came up with my own color combination - Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Sahara Sand, and Soft Suede. The Bark Embossing Folder adds some texture in the background. And don't you think those gems take on some Pool Party tones?
 

You might not recognize the gems in the center of the flower. I had some left over from one of our kits - the Notes of Cheer Card Kit - and I thought they fit perfectly with the Fresh Freesia flower. You could also use the In Color Jewels.
 

Here is a full list of supplies used on this card:
Stamps: Eden's Garden
Ink: Fresh Freesia
Paper: Pool Party, Basic White, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Garden Gems, Notes of Cheer Card Kit (purplish gems)
Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Eden Dies, Layering Circle Dies, Bark Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, November 4, 2021

November Christmas Card Club Sneak Peek

If you have some furry friends in your life, you're going to love this month's Christmas Card Club kit! Sign up for this club, and you'll get the supplies to make 8 Christmas cards every month - 2 each of 4 designs. 
 
 
What happens when you make 8 Christmas cards every month? By this time of year, you have enough made and ready to send so there will be no scrambling to find or make cards when December arrives. Awesome, right?!
 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel  

Friday, October 22, 2021

Christmas Stamp a Stack Series - November: Christmas to Remember

 
 
It's time for the second class in my Christmas Stamp a Stack Series! This month's class features the Christmas to Remember stamp set and some brand new paper and embellishments!
 

This card class will include supplies to make 12 cards using the Christmas to Remember stamp set - 3 each of 4 designs. You will receive two rolls of ribbon and one embellishment, a half package of the Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the cardstock and paper pieces you'll need to assemble your cards, plus envelopes and a tutorial with instructions.
You will need the Christmas to Remember stamp set to complete your cards, as well as the following inks: Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Recommended adhesives are Stampin' Seal+, Mini Glue Dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here are the class options:
Option #1 ($68): This option includes the Christmas to Remember stamp set, two rolls of ribbon, one embellishment, a half package of Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper, and all of the cardstock and paper pieces to create your 12 cards, plus envelopes and a PDF tutorial.
Option #2 ($42): This option includes everything listed above in Option #1, EXCEPT for the Christmas to Remember stamp set.
Option #3 ($15): This option includes the tutorial only.
The deadline to register for this month's cards is November 1. Card kits will be mailed to you by November 15. If you purchase the tutorial only, it will be emailed to you when the kits ship. 
 
If you are interested in signing up for this class, you can sign up here.
 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Frightfully Cute Halloween Class

In this class through the mail, you'll make 3 treat packages and 2 fun fold cards - one is a gift card holder! Treats are not included. 

Here are the options for purchasing this class:
Option #1: ($87) This option includes the Frightfully Cute Bundle (stamps & dies), a full package of the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, a full roll of ribbon, and a full package of Cute Stars Sequins, plus the supplies cut and ready to make all of your projects and a PDF tutorial with instructions.
Option #2: ($39) This option includes everything listed above, except for the Frightfully Cute Bundle.
Option #3: ($15) This option includes the tutorial only.
You will need the Frightfully Cute Bundle to complete your projects, or you can substitute a Halloween set that you already own. You will also need the following inks: Pumpkin Pie, Highland Heather, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, and Mango Melody. I recommend these adhesives: Stampin' Seal+, Stampin' Dimensionals, and Mini Glue Dots. You are welcome to add these items on to your kit.
Shipping for this class is $9, or you can pick it up if you are local to Gilbert, AZ.
The deadline to sign up for this class is Monday, October 11. Kits will ship by October 18 so that you should receive them in time to put your projects together before Halloween. The dies are currently on backorder until October 18, so if you choose to include the bundle in your class, your class will ship a few days later. 

 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Announcing a Christmas Stamp a Stack Series!

Today I am announcing a class series I'll be running in October, November, and December. This series of classes will be online/through the mail, so anyone can join in! Each month, the class will include supplies to make 12 cards. In October and November, the cards will be Christmas cards, and December's class will be Christmas-themed thank you cards. If you participate all three months, you'll get a special gift from me in December!
 

Would you like to see a peek at October's cards? Of course you would!
 

This kit will be a special one - you'll get a half package of the Sale-a-bration paper, Peaceful Prints, as well as a sampling of the Be Dazzling Paper that has already sold out. Here are the details:
This card class will include supplies to make 12 cards using the Peaceful Deer Bundle - 2 each of 6 designs. You will receive two rolls of ribbon and two full embellishments, a half package of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (from Sale-a-bration), a sampling of the Be Dazzling Paper (also from Sale-a-bration), and the cardstock and paper pieces you'll need to assemble your cards, plus envelopes and a tutorial with instructions.
You will need the Peaceful Deer Bundle to complete your cards, as well as the following inks: Soft Suede, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Memento Black, and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers. Recommended adhesives are Stampin' Seal+, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here are the class options:
Option #1 ($85): This option includes the Peaceful Deer Bundle (stamp set & punch), plus two rolls of ribbon, two full embellishments, a half package of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, and all of the cardstock and paper pieces to create your 12 cards, plus envelopes and a PDF tutorial.
Option #2 ($42): This option includes everything listed in Option #1 EXCEPT for the Peaceful Deer Bundle.
Option #3 ($15): This option includes the tutorial only.
The deadline to register for this month's cards is October 1. Card kits will be mailed to you by October 15.
If you'd like to purchase this class, please fill out the sign up form here.
 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel  

Thursday, September 16, 2021

#GDP309: A Black & White Christmas

This week's color challenge at Global Design Project is right up my ally - black and white with a pop of color! 
 

My first thought was to add a little bit of pink - I love that color combination! But laying in bed the other night, the idea for this card came to me, and I switched gears. When does your inspiration happen? I often think of my best ideas while laying in bed at night before I go to sleep. (Or, let's be honest, when I'm laying awake in the middle of the night, trying to distract myself from worrying about something.) Anyways... here is my card:
 

This card turned out exactly how I wanted it to! That Real Red Ruffled Ribbon is SO pretty - in fact, after I used it, several of my kids asked for a piece! 
 


Here is a full list of the products I used:
Stamps: Evergreen Elegance
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Pattern Party Host DSP
Embellishments: Real Red Ruffled Ribbon, Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
Tools: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+, Stampin' Dimensionals
 
 
Want a free tutorial for this card? I send a free card tutorial to my email subscribers every Monday, and this one is coming up next week! Join my email list here.

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, August 23, 2021

Delicate Dahlias: Simple Stamping

Welcome back! Today I have a set of cards to share with you using the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. This is a stamp set that you can earn for free with a $100 order during Sale-a-bration. It's a really pretty set, with several "distinktive" stamps, a variety of sentiments, and beautiful floral images! 
 

These cards came about because of a challenge my team leader was running. For this particular challenge we had to use certain colors - Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Flirty Flamingo. I did not have a lot of time to participate when she offered this challenge, but I am a little bit (sometimes a lot) competitive. It just so happened that the same week, in our weekly email from Stampin' Up!, the project they shared with us had very similar colors.
 

I decided to CASE the cards in the email and use the challenge colors, and it worked out perfectly! All three of these cards are pretty simple stamping, but they pack a punch with the beautiful images in this stamp set. Here's a look at each one individually.
 



Don't forget - this stamp set is free with a $100 purchase. You can shop here.
And here is a full list of supplies I used - but of course you can CASE these cards with any color combination you'd like!
 
Stamps: Delicate Dahlias
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Daffodil Delight
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+, Stampin' Dimensionals
 

Happy Stamping!
Rachel