Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Stitched Leaves Plaid Card

Wow, it's been a month since I last shared a card with you! Let me explain... as you might have gathered from my blog name, I do a lot of my stamping while my kids are napping/having quiet time. My 2-year-old decided a few weeks ago that she was done with naps, but she definitely doesn't have the attention span to sit and watch a movie like her older siblings. So... I am figuring out how to still get my work done and not neglect my mom duties. It's a work in progress.

The card I have to share with you today is one that I started working on a few weeks ago. See the correlation? Haha! I used the Plaid Tidings paper as my starting point, and drew my color combination from there. Take a look:
 
 
Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, and Seaside Spray are not colors I would have put together on my own, but this pattern was one of my favorites in this paper stack, and I ended up loving this combination!
 

The Seaside Spray ribbon threads are from the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon. All I did was pull the threads out of the ribbon for a more delicate look.
 

Here is a full list of supplies I used on this card:
Stamps: Love of Leaves
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Seaside Spray, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper
Embellishments: Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, Woven Threads Sequins
Tools: Stitched Leaves Dies, Meadow Moments Embossing Folders, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, November 9, 2020

November Christmas Card Club: Sneak Peek

Today I have a sneak peek of this month's Christmas Card Club for you! This month, I used the Poinsettia Petals Bundle.I love poinsettias, don't you?

Every month, you will get the supplies to make 8 cards - 2 each of 4 designs - plus products that you'll use on your cards and the cardstock cut and ready to assemble. You can join or cancel your subscription to this club at anytime - there is no 6 or 12-month commitment, BUT for every 6 consecutive months that you subscribe, you'll earn a $25 product credit. 
 

The club kits do not include stamps, ink, or adhesives. As a perk of belonging to the club, I will offer you the option to add on the stamps and ink that I used that month at catalog cost (I cover the tax and shipping). You are always welcome to use stamps and ink that you already own.
 
If you'd like to subscribe, the deadline to get the kit with the cards pictured above is November15. If you subscribe after that, you'll receive the next month's kit. You can register here. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers Class

I have a new class to share with you today! When you purchase this class, you'll get supplies to make 6 cards - 2 each of 3 designs, plus one gift box. Sunflowers might make you think of summer, but I think these projects have a fall vibe. 
 

There are options for every price range. 
Option #1 ($88): This option includes the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, a 1/4 package of Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gilded Gems, Braided Linen Trim, a Sponge Dauber, cardstock, envelopes, and step by step instructions for creating the projects.
Option #2 ($56): This option includes the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, but NO dies, and everything else listed above.
Option #3 ($27): This option does not include stamps or dies, but does include everything else listed above.
Option #4 ($15): This option includes the tutorial only.
 
If you'd like to purchase this class, you can sign up here.
 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

October Monthly Card Club: Sneak Peek

This month's card club cards have got to be some of my favorite ones yet! They feature the Press On stamp set and elements from the Snowflake Splendor suite of products. 
 

Here are the details of the club:
 

You can join or cancel anytime - get just one month if you'd like - BUT for every consecutive 6 months you belong, you'll earn a $25 product credit from me!

Sign up here if you are interested, and I will send you a link to subscribe. The deadline for this month's kit is October 20.

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Cup of Thanks

Today's card features the Press On stamp set. I am not a coffee drinker, but this set was so cute I just had to have it! I was inspired by the Starbucks red holiday cups. What do you think?
 

To get the red cup look, you'll have to do a little bit of paper piecing. Stamp the cup image once on Real Red cardstock, and once on Whisper White cardstock. Fussy cut the sections that are white and glue them onto the red cup. You'll want to make sure you're cutting on the black lines with all of your fussy cutting. Our Paper Snips work great for this! If you haven't tried them, I highly recommend them. I won't use regular scissors for cutting out small images anymore - these just work so much better!
 

That pop of Coastal Cabana creates a fun color combination. We had a Designer Series Paper a few years back with these colors, and I just loved it! 
 

Here is a full list of supplies:
Stamps: Press On
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Real Red
Embellishments: Real Red Braided Linen Trim
Tools: Tasteful Labels Dies, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

If you'd like to purchase the supplies to make this card, you can do so in my online store. Click here for a 1-click ordering option that will bring up the entire list of supplies for you!

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, October 9, 2020

October Christmas Card Club: Sneak Peek

Today I have a sneak peek of this month's Christmas Card Club for you! This month, I used the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set. It has so many great sentiments that you can use on your Christmas cards!
 

Every month, you will get the supplies to make 8 cards - 2 each of 4 designs - plus products that you'll use on your cards and the cardstock cut and ready to assemble. For example, this month I am planning on including a 1/2 package of the Heartwarming Hugs paper, a roll of Real Red Sheer Ribbon, and a package of Wonderful Gems. You'll use these items on your cards, plus have some leftover to use on other projects! You can join or cancel your subscription to this club at anytime - there is no 6 or 12-month commitment, BUT for every 6 consecutive months that you subscribe, you'll earn a $25 product credit. 

The club kits do not include stamps, ink, or adhesives. As a perk of belonging to the club, I will offer you the option to add on the stamps and ink that I used that month at catalog cost (I cover the tax and shipping). You are always welcome to use stamps and ink that you already own.
 

If you'd like to subscribe, the deadline to get the kit with the cards pictured above is October 15. If you subscribe after that, you'll receive the next month's kit. You can register here. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, October 8, 2020

#GDP261: Fall Friendship Card

Today's card was inspired by the color challenge at Global Design Project this week.


I used the Love of Leaves Bundle and a few supporting products to create my card. This bundle caught my eye right away because of the stitching. Stitched dies are my favorite!
 

All of the details on this card really make it special:
  • A watercolor wash in Mint Macaron ink, with a few speckles of Cajun Craze
  • A sprinkling of the Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • A leaf from the In Good Taste Elements
  • A piece of Embroidered Ribbon
I just love how all of Stampin' Up!'s products coordinate so well together!
 

Here is a full list of supplies:
Stamps: Love of Leaves
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron
Paper: Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Embellishments: Artistry Blooms Sequins, In Good Taste Elements, 3/8" Embroidered Ribbon
Tools: Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Water Painters
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
 
Happy Stamping!
Rachel