Saturday, August 12, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Monochromatic

It's a monochromatic theme with Crazy 4 Challenges today.  Make a card that has different shades of one color - you may use white or black as an accent.
I love how this card came out.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for the monochromatic challenge. Since purple is my favorite color that's what I chose to go with.  And not only that, I was gifted some of this beautiful purple cardstock from one of my customers (thank you very much Pattie).
I stamped the flower from Helping Me Grow onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder.  I stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms onto a scrap piece of the purple and fussy cut it out.  This is a very simple card to make but it's just SO pretty!  Or am I just biased because purple is my favorite color?

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Supplies
Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Birthday Blooms and Helping me Grow

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies - Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stamp Camp

I will be teaching how to make these cards at my Pompano Beach stamp Camp Saturday August 19th.  Please email me for more information on attending.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Karen Burniston's Paper Pros challenge - Monochromatic

I set the theme for this months' Paper Pros challenge - Monochromatic.  It's easy enough to pick a color and use many shades of that color.  The idea for this card came from taking my son to see the new Emoji movie.  We were talking about the commercial we saw about the poo saying we're #2.  We missed our nephew's birthday and he wants to see the movie too.....ok see where I'm going here?


 I used the frosting die from Cupcake Pop Up to make the poo.  I thought the sentiment was very fitting to my belated situation LOL.  I used several labels from Katherine Label to adhere my punny sentiment to.

For the inside, I made a family of poo wishing my nephew a happy birthday.  I think he'll get a kick out of this card or at least I hope so because I couldn't stop laughing as I was making it.


Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Karen Burniston Supplies-
Dies - Cupcake Pop Up, Katherine Label, Word Set 2 

Elizabeth Craft Designs-

Baker the Beaver and Whiskers the Cat (for the eyes), Alphabet 1, Alphabet 2, Numbers & More

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Summer Fun

Let's have some Summer Fun with Crazy 4 Challenges!  I am hosting the challenges for the month of August.  Our guest designer is Fran Sabad.
Who doesn't like to take it easy and relax in the summer?  That was my thinking for our challenge this month.  The team was told to make a bright and cheerful card - easy right?
I used Karen Burniston's new Flower Pot Pop Up and Twist Panel Pop Up to create this beauty.  I stamped the sentiment from Five for All onto a die cut.  The front is a simple lead in for the bouquet inside!
WOW!  When you open the card, the flower pot opens up to reveal all those pretty flowers.  I love it, and I mean who wouldn't love to receive this card?
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Stampin' Up! 
Stamp - Five for All

Karen Burniston
Flower Pot Pop Up and Twist Panel Pop Up

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Five for All

I saw a similar card to this one on Pinterest and I knew I had to make one.
 I used one of my new favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up! called Five for All for the perfect sentiment for a kid.  I die cut some fun foam to make the shaker ring.  I had these fun candles from Elizabeth Craft Designs already die cut and ready to go.  I had some blue acetate in my stash - I thought the color added a bit more fun to the card.
And a simple sentiment on the inside completes this card.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used

Stampin' Up!-
Stamps - Five for All

Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Dies - 732 Candles

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - International Tiger Day

It's time for the Crazy 4 Challenges International Tiger Day challenge.  The team members are to create a card using orange, black and white in honor of International Tiger Day.
I found this pattern paper in my stash and it had just the right colors.  I am loving my new stamp set called Five for All from Stampin' Up!  I stamped the image on a Katherine Label die cut from Karen Burniston.
 For the inside, I used the Katherine Label Pop Up and die cut (2) arms to make a double pop up!  One has the sentiment and the other has several balloons that I punched out using Balloon Bouquet punch from Stampin' Up!
 Here's a view from the side so you can see how both of the arms open.  One thing to keep in mind if you're going to use (2) arms is put them far enough apart so they don't get caught up on each other when opening the card.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Stampin' Up! 
Stamps - Five for All
Punch - Balloon Bouquet

Karen Burniston
Dies - Katherine Label Pop Up

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Hammock Day

The Crazy 4 Challenges team members are creating cards with the theme of relaxation.  So I ask you, who wouldn't be smiling at this sweet little piggy image?  He's relaxing walking through the grass holding a flower.
I stamped the pig from Stampin' Up!'s stamp set called This Little Piggy onto Blushing Bride card stock and fussy cut him out.  I did add a little bit of Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker to the ears and snout.  I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop Up die set to die cut the sentiment.
Look at how much fun This Little Piggy is having!  The Katherine Label lifts up to reveal the balloons.  I used Nature Edges for the grass and edges.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Stampin' Up! - This Little Piggy stamp set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Blushing Bride cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers.

Karen Burniston - 1011 Katherine Label Pop Up, 1006 Nature Edges

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means it's sketch time with Crazy 4 Challenges.
When I first saw this new stamp set from Stampin' Up!, I knew I had to have it.  The images and sentiments in this set are very humorous.  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and used an aquapainter to move the ink around just a bit.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Karen Burniston's Paper Pals Challenge - Summer Road Trip

It's time for a summer road trip to sunny Florida!  I know it's not a long drive for me LOL.  I used some bright and cheerful pattern paper and added "Hello" die cut from glitter paper.
 I used Snowman Twist Circle for my card base and added a taco truck.....because you get hungry when you travel LOL.
 Here's a look at the card as it's opening.  The circle folds flat for mailing and flips up when you open the card - so much fun!
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Karen Burniston - 1002 Word Set 1 Greetings, 1012 Snowman Twist Circle

Stampin' Up!- Tasty Trucks (retired)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Travel Destination

The Crazy 4 Challenges design team is traveling this summer - with our cards that is.  The team was challenged with the theme of travel.  I just got this new stamp set from Stampin' Up! and it makes me think of the British TV show called Ab Fab.  So yes, I'm off to cheery ole England.
 I used some Union Jack washi tape from my stash to decorate the front.  I colored my fab lady using colored pencils.  I stamped the sentiment onto a Stitched Fishtail Banner.
The inside is simple with Stitched and Dotted Scallop Rectangles.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Stampin' Up! - You've Got Style stamp set

Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1329 Stitched Fishtail Banners, 1174 Dotted Scallop Rectangles, 1120 Stitched Rectangles

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stamp Camp

I will be teaching how to make these cards at my Pompano Beach Stamp Camp on Saturday July 15th.  Please email me for more information on attending.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bonus Days Stampin' Up!

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  Click here and enter Raquel Mason as your demonstrator.

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hop a Park Day

The Crazy 4 Challenges group is park hopping today!  The team is to create a card with something you'd see in a park.  Of course Karen Burniston's new Woodland Animals and Tree Pop Up dies are perfect for this challenge.
 I used Nature Edges to die cut the clouds in different pattern paper and the grass and hill too.  Isn't the little squirrel cute?
For the inside, I used Tree Pop up and added a tire swing (included in the die set).  I also added a Katherine Label so I can sign the card.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Products used:
Karen Burniston-1002 Word Set 1 Greetings, 1005 Tree Pop Up, 1006 Nature Edges, 1001 Woodland Animals, 1011 Katherine Label Pop Up

Elizabeth Craft Designs- Moda Scrap Rio De Janeiro pattern paper

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pop It Ups Wednesday With - Disappearing Katie Label Pivot Card

I am blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog today with a full tutorial on this card.  What's really amazing is that I've only used one die set to create this card.  Notice on the front of the card you see "It's somebunny's birthday" but you don't see it anymore when you open the card!  Ohhhh magic!
I also have another sample of this style card here.

Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Swim a lap

The Crazy 4 Challenges team is swimming laps today - yes, it's Swim a Lap day (who knew?).  The team is to add some form of water on our cards and it's up to us what form the water takes.  I am really stretching it on this one.  I added flowers to my card as it's a given that flowers need water.  Cheating you say?  OK, yes I admit it.  In my defense, I wanted to try out more of Karen Burniston's new dies and use this paper I found in my stash.
I used Snowman Twist Circle to make this Spring floral card for a friend.  I also used Word Set 1 - Greetings and Flower Pot Pop Up.
 I left the inside with lots of room to write a note.  The card does fold flat so you can write anywhere around the circle.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cupcake Pop Up

Oh how sweet this new Cupcake Pop Up die is!  I had the cupcake ribbon in my stash and the perfect stamp to match - yay.  The stamp is from Riley and Company.  Add a few sprinkles to the cupcake and viola the front is complete.
 Now here's the big cupcake - so fun!  The Cupcake Pop Up die set comes with all the coordinating dies to decorate the cupcake.  I also used another die set called Nature Edges.  What's great about Nature Edges you ask?  Well, you can get both pieces for the top and bottom of your card with one cut!  The stitching is on both sides of the die so you can use both pieces for a positive/negative look.  The "Celebrate" fits perfectly in the bump.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's time for a sketch challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Everyday Hero sunburst looking stamp to create a background using some of the new In Color colors - Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Powder Pink.  I stamped the little flower from Birthday Blooms with Berry Burst.  I stamped the sentiment onto a Banner Framelit - to make the black layer smaller, I simply hand trimmed it.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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