Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Paper Pumpkin March kit

I was playing around with my March Paper Pumpkin ....and here's a few cards I created.  The kit comes with all the items needed to make lots of note cards.  The envelopes that come with this card are absolutely gorgeous!

Isn't the envelope gorgeous?
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges.  For the triangular shape, I stamped the flowers from a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous onto tissue paper.  After stamping, I crumbled up the tissue paper and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I think I smoothed out the tissue paper too much and lost some of the texture ☹.
 I stamped some more flowers onto the inside of the card and on the envelope as well.  The flowers are a 2-step stamping and being photo polymer makes them very easy to line up.  The stamp also has a little triangular shape on each stamp to make it even easier to line up.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps-Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock - Whisper White, Tutti Fruitti Cards & Envelopes from Sale-A-Bration
Ink- Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happiest of Days

I love the daintiness of this stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Happiest of Days.  I stamped the sentiment onto an oval die cut from Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I traced around the sentiment with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker and sponged a bit of Tangerine Tango ink around the edges as well.
 The inside sentiment and the cake comes in the set as well.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Happiest of Days
Cardstock - Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-a-bration)
Dies - Stitched Shapes


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Perfect Blend

It's Crazy 4 Challenges Perfect Blend challenge.  Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colors, stamps or dies.  I thought I would use different shades of brown to make this masculine card.
I used the Tailored Tag to punch various piece of patterned paper to piece together on a Very Vanilla mat.  I distressed the edges just a little bit, stamped the sentiment from Vertical Greetings, add a bow tie using the Bow Builder punch and it's done!

I followed the punched pattern for the inside of the card and just a sentiment finishes off my masculine card.  


Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Vertical Greetings, inside sentiment from my stash
Cardstock - Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Punch- Tailored Tag, Bow Builder

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Karen Burniston's Paper Pros - Spring Flowers

It's time for the Paper Pros Spring Flowers Challenge.  I used Katherine Label to stamp my sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I added a strip of grass using Karen's Nature Edges die set.
And now it's Spring!  I used the Tree Pop Up along with Nature Edges and Katherine Label for the inside scene.  The die cut flowers were from a scrap piece of cardstock that I was practicing Brusho techniques.  I stamped a few flowers and a sentiment onto a Katherine Label.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps-Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock - Whisper White, Early Espresso, retired DSP
Ink- Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Old Olive
Other- Brusho

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Stencil and Dies

The Crazy 4 Challenges team are using dies to create a stencil to use on our cards this week.  I used Karen Burniston's Nature Edges to die cut a piece of scrap paper.  I used that wavy piece to sponge different colors all over the Whisper White panel.  I used punched a Starburst and put the raccoon in the opening.
For the inside, I used the Spinner Square Pop Up to animate another animal from the We Must Celebrate stamp set.  I used the punch from the front to adhere the little bear to it.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- We Must Celebrate
Cardstock - Whisper White
Ink- Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugar Plum
Punch- Starburst

Nature Edges
Spinner Square Pop Up






Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Stamp Camp

I will be teaching how to make these cards at my Pompano Beach stamp camp on Saturday April 21st at 10am.  Please email me for more information on attending.
This is a technique class using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.


Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Thank You

It's a "Thank you for your help" theme with Crazy 4 Challenges today.  It's National Dr.'s Day and we all have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Dr.'s and Nurses.  So we are making cards to show our appreciation.

I fussy cut out a flower from Springtime Foils DSP and colored it in with Stampin' Write Markers.  The paper is a little glossy and thicker than regular cardstock so it's so easy to move the color around to get shading.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock - Peekaboo Peach, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Cool Cucumber, Springtime Foils (Sale-a-bration)
Dies - Stitched Shapes
Other- Brusho


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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Cutie Patootie

Here's a cutie patootie challenge for you today!  The Crazy 4 Challenges Design Team are making cards or scrapbook pages with a child theme.  Blocks, playground - even a little red wagon if we so desire.
I couldn't help but use this cute Sale-a-bration set called Party Pandas.  I created masks for all 3 pandas, then stamped & masked away.  Aren't they cutie patootie?
For the inside I used Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop Up to add a peekaboo panda.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Party Pandas (Sale-a-bration), Sprinkles of Life


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lovely Friends

I was playing around with the new Lovely Friends Photopolymer Bundle today and made this card.  I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White and traced around the letters with a Pool Party Stampin' Writer Marker.  I also stamped a flower and some dots - included in the set.  The flower is easy to get the shading as it's a 2-step stamp.
What's that popping out?  The Lovely Laurel Thinlits are basically a 3-D floral piece with a banner.  I adhered the striped panels prior to adhering the wreath and banner.
I had a Brusho piece that I used to die cut the wreath portion.  I added a white square for a signature area.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Lovely Friends Bundle
Cardstock - Gumball Green (retired)
Dies - Lovely Laurel Thinlits, Stitched Shapes
Ink- Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaroon
Other- Brusho, Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges.  I followed the sketch to make this beautiful card using Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up!.  The flowers were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White that I had sprinkled with Brusho previously.  The "Celebrate" die cut is a Sale-a-bration item called Celebrate You Thinlits.
 For the inside, I used Karen Burniston's new Spinner Square Pop Up.  Here's a view as the card is opening. 
 I used the coordinating square dies for stamping a sentiment.  I adhered another Brusho flower to the spinner.  I added all those little dots to the centers of all the circles.  The little dots were from the Outline Stickers.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Birthday Blossoms
Cardstock - Tutti Fruitti Cards & Envelopes from Sale-a-bration, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Dies - Celebrate You Thinlits from Sale-a-bration
Other- Brusho

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Spinner Square Pop Up

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Karen Burniston's Paper Pros Challenge - Green

Since Saint Patrick's Day is this week, I thought it suiting to make Karen Burniston's Paper Pros challenge - GREEN.  The team takes turns choosing the theme and I chose make a green card.  Not a very hard theme to follow just use the color green.
I started out with using Brusho on Glossy cardstock by sprinkling the Brusho onto a clear block, spritz with water and laid the Glossy on top of the block.  Once that was dry, I used Birthday Blossoms and StazOn to stamp some flowers.  I used an edge die included in  Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop Up to get those wavy edges.
I also used that same die for the inside of my card.  I just love how this card flips and expands upon opening.  I only used one die set to create this card!

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Birthday Blossoms
Cardstock - Glossy
Other- Brusho


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Twist Panel Pop Up

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - National Poultry Day

Did you know that it's National Poultry Day?  The Crazy 4 Challenges Design Team were challenged to make a chicken card.  If we didn't have a chicken using any type of fowl - cardinal, robin, flamingo - something with feathers will do.
I knew I had this cute chicken stamp and wanted to play with Karen Burniston's new die called Spinner Square Pop Up.
I die cut a square opening in the front of the card so the chicken will show whilst the card is open or shut - ok I admit I didn't want to have to color this cute chicken twice.  I only used two die sets to make this card and the other set is called Nature Edges (the blue piece)
I love that the square dies in the set have stitch marks - such a great detail.  When you open the card, the sentiment comes down to be revealed.  To give a little bit of color to the bottom of my card, I used the left over piece from the front to adhere to the bottom of the card.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Spinner Square Pop Up
Nature Edges


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Stamp Camp

I will be teaching how to make these cards at my Pompano Beach Stamp Camp on Saturday March 17th at 10am.  Please email me for more information on attending.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Rose Wonder, We Must Celebrate, Five for All

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Banana Cream Pie Day

Today is Banana Cream Pie Day!  Today is a very sweet day!  The Crazy 4 Challenges Design Team are creating dessert cards today.  Desserts such as pie, of course, or ice cream, or cookies - anything I consider to be a sweet dessert.  I think cupcakes qualify LOL.
I used a peel-off sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs for my main image.  I used Watercolor Pencils to color the cupcake.  I die cut the word "Celebrate" out of blue glitter paper using Stampin' Up!'s Celebrate You Thinlits.
I stamped a sentiment from Party with Cake on the top left.  I used a Transfer Sheet to pick up the negative image of the cupcake to transfer it to the inside of my card.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Party with Cake
Dies- Celebrate you Thinlits
Cardstock - from my stash
Other- Watercolor Pencils


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Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies- Dotted Scallop Rectangles, Stitched Rectangles, Fitted Frame 5 - Lace Circles
Other - Outline Stickers ECD0379, Transfer Sheet

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spinner Square Pop Up

I made this card for my cat-loving coworker.  I used an Action Wobler underneath Whiskers the Cat.  I used the Speech Bubble Edgy Options to stamp the sentiment.
Oh what fun awaits inside!  I am using Karen Burniston's new Spinner Square Pop Up for the inside of my card.  You can see Whiskers peeking out from behind the square.
With the card opened fully, Whiskers sits behind the greeting.  This is a very fun interactive die set.  I adhered the spinner portion of the die in the middle of the card.  But, I adhered the square towards the bottom of the card so my other coworkers will have more room to sign their names.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Spinner Square Pop Up
Word Set 2 - Birthday
Speech Bubble Edgy Options
Speech Bubble Edgy Options

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


Happy birthday to us! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and we are kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Crazy 4 Challenges - Cake

It's going to get sweet up in here!  The Crazy 4 Challenges team are adding cake, cupcakes or yummy treats to our cards this week.  I decided to use Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop Up for my card today.  I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Wishes for You onto Pistachio Pudding and then used Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker to color it in.  I am using Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  The envelopes have a coordinating pattern on both sides of the flaps - fun!
 Sweetness overload!  I sponged Calypso Coral onto the frosting and Chocolate Chip onto the bottom of the cupcakes.  I added a banner sentiment using Party with Cake stamp set.  I love the washi tape all around the edges of the card.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Stamps- Birthday Wishes for You, Party with Cake (retired)
Cardstock- Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-a-bration)
Ink- Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Stampin' Write Markers- Calypso Coral & Wild Wasabi
Other- Brights Sequin Assortment





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Cupcake Pop Up