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

Monday, December 31, 2018

Baker's Box Treat

I have a few last Holiday Catalog projects to share with you. This one is from a few months ago - oops!




I colored the Baker's Box with Coastal Cabana ink. I first tried to spritz it, but I wasn't getting very good coverage. I ended up using a sponge dauber to finish adding and evening out the color. I think a sponge brayer would probably be the most efficient way to add color to the box. I've since added some to my craft room!


These boxes are food safe, and I added a large slice of cheesecake to mine. This was a birthday treat for Jenna's teacher. The Glittered Organdy Ribbon finished it off with a little sparkle. I love this ribbon!


Stamps: Stitched All Around
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Baker's Boxes, Sponge Daubers, 5/8" Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestones


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Facebook Live: So Santa Card

Today on Facebook Live, I made a quick card using the So Santa stamp set. This set is so fun, and perfect for those of us who live in warm weather this time of year! Here is my card:





That sentiment is my favorite! My thoughts exactly on snow, haha! The card base is 4 1/4" x 11". The Whisper White piece is 5" x 3 3/4", and the Bermuda Bay mat is 1/8" larger at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8". All the supplies are listed below.


Stamps: So Santa
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Dark Real Red, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light & Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Soft Suede, Ivory, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, All is Bright Paper Clips


Happy Stamping!
Rachel