Love Banner

I love making banners and I love that I finally have a stairwell railing to hang them on.  This wasn’t a quick project but it was definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I love looking at it (pun intended) and enjoy having it as part of my Valentine’s Day decorations.

Love Banner

I first used the sponge daubers to put the ink on the banner for the dots and lines.  Once that dried, I went back and added the l, o, v and e.  In between the two times of putting the ink on the banner, I worked on making the lollies and flags for the two end pieces of the banner.  Once everything was put together and dry, I added the finishing touches; hearts and ribbon!

Love Banner 1   Love Banner_L   Love Banner_O   Love Banner_V   Love Banner_E   Love Banner 1

To make this project you will need: build a banner simply created kit (item 133507), sponge daubers (item 133773), real red stampin’ pad (item 126949), calypso coral stampin’ pad (item 126983), crisp cantaloupe stampin’ pad (item 131176), 1/4″ real red cotton ribbon (item 134563), calypso coral ribbon (from the best year ever accessory pack, item 138634, free sale-a-bration item when you spend $50), 5/8″ organza ribbon (item 114319), stacked with love designer series paper stack (item 137779), crisp cantaloupe card stock (item 131176), calypso coral card stock (item 126983), happy heart embossing folder, (item 137364), big shot (item 113439 or texture boutique machine, item 132657), and vintage faceted designer buttons (item 127555).

oxox Rachel


Valentine’s Candle

I love decorating and I love having candles so I combined them for this project.  After taking down my Christmas decorations I was excited to decorate for Valentine’s Day.  It turns out that I didn’t have much from past years so I decided to use some of my Stampin’ Up things and a candle to make something fun for the living room.  I love candles that have something on them so I used some paper and ribbon to make this candle festive.  First I took Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and using the Happy Heart embossing folder (item 137364) put it through the big shot and then wrap it around the candle.  Then I choose some paper from the Stacked with Love designer series paper stack (item 137779) and wrapped it around the candle on top of the piece of Crisp Cantaloupe.  I adhered both pieces of paper using glue dots.  Lastly, I used some 1/4″ Real Red Cotton Ribbon (item 134563) to wrap around the candle and tie a bow.  I really like how it came out and have enjoyed having it in my living room.

Valentines Candle

oxox Rachel

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!!!

Sale-A-Bration 2015

It’s that time again, time for Sale-A-Bration!  It is probably my favorite time of year because it means lots of FREE products!!!  For every $50 you spend you can choose one free sale-a-bration item.  There are so many great items this year to choose.  Some of my favorites are: Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633) and Accessory Pack (item 138634), Big Day Stamp Set (item 139112 clear or 139109 wood) and Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (item 139128 clear or 139125 wood).  I can’t wait to make some projects with my free products.  Come back later to see what I’ve designed!

oxox Rachel

December Paper Pumpkin… A little hello, thank you and happy birthday

December’s paper pumpkin kit, All Shook Up, was lots of fun because they were shaker cards!  I love the confetti that is inside the photo frame shaker.  The kit came with 9 cards to make; 3 hello, 3 thank you and 3 happy birthday.  The Happy Birthday ones are probably my favorite because the letters are in Strawberry Slush and I love all shades of pink!

Dec 2014 PP_all 3 cards        Dec 2014 PP_Happy Birthday           Dec 2014 PP_Thank you           Dec 2014 PP_Hello

oxox Rachel

A Merry Little Wish…

It is always fun for me to make and send Christmas cards but this year’s card I had a particularly great time making it.  I love the Get Your Santa On stamp set and I love photo frames so it was great to put the two together.  This year I even had my husband, Kacy, helping out.  He was my paper cutter and did a fantastic job!  My favorite part of this project was coloring Santa.  First, I used my Jet Black StazOn to stamp the image onto Whisper White card stock.  After letting the ink dry I went back to color Santa’s suit red with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  I love the way he came out!

santa card

Things I used for this project: Nordic Noel designer series paper (item 135822), Nordic Designer Buttons (item 135836), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (item 124262), Real Red card stock (item 102482), Garden Green card stock (item 102584), Whisper White card stock (item 100730), Get Your Santa On stamp set (item 135761), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (item 100052) and StazOn Jet Black Ink (item 101406).

oxox Rachel

Gift Bag and Matching Tag

Since December is the time of year for lots of gift giving, I had to make my own gift bag and matching tags!  I love to make them to match my holiday cards!  This year’s bags and tags uses the Get Your Santa On stamp set, which I love!  This stamp set is so cute and when you use it with your StazOn ink you can color Santa and his suit. (Make sure that you let the StazOn ink dry before you start to use your Stampin’ Write Markers to color.)  It makes for a very fun and memorable tag.  I use a plain white gift bag as my base for the gift bag which you can get at your local store that sells gift bags and crafts.

gift bag and matching tag

Things I used for this project: Nordic Noel designer series paper (item 135822), Real Red card stock (item 102482), Garden Green card stock (item 102584), Whisper White card stock (item 100730), Get Your Santa On stamp set (item 135761), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (item 100052), Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (item 100079), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker (item 119677), Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (item 119680), 1/8″ silver ribbon (item 132137), StazOn Jet Black Ink (item 101406), Deco Label Collection framelits (item 130102) and of course my favorite, the big shot!


Here’s a bonus, another gift bag tag that I made:

bag tag_santa suit1   bag tag_santa suit2

oxox Rachel

Season Greetings and Endless Wishes!

Let’s get the holiday season started with this Season Greetings card.  This card features the Endless Wishes stamp set.  I really like this stamp set because I love the snowflakes and the endless amount of sayings you can say with it.  I had a lot of fun adding the snowflakes to the whisper white card stock because I wasn’t trying to stamp the snowflakes perfectly or in the same spot.  I just had fun with it.  They were all generally in the same area but I put them where I felt like and some of them overlapped or where off the edge of the paper.  On top of some of the snowflakes I added my favorite embellishment, rhinestones!  I thought it brought that something extra special to them.

seasons greeting card

Things I used for this project: Endless Wishes stamp set (item 136829), All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 135823), All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape (item 135844), Smokey Slate card stock (item 131202), Whisper White card stock (item 100730), Soft Sky card stock (item 131203), Smokey Slate Stampin’ Pad (item 131179), Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Pad (item 133644), Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Pad (item 131180), Decorative Label Punch (item 120907), and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 119246).

oxox Rachel