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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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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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Katherine Label Pop Up

Here's another of Karen Burniston's new dies called Katherine Label Pop Up.  I followed the same design as shown on the packaging.  It's simple to follow and has such a fun element of surprise when you open the card.
 When you open the card, the "Thanks" pops up and hovers on the right side of the card.  The Katherine Label Die would be great to use just for the decorative labels on flat cards.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Karen Burniston's Paper Pros Challenge - Masculine Birthday

It's time for Karen Burniston's Paper Pros Challenge with a theme of masculine cards for the team.  I found this stamp set in my stash that has "Hey dude" and that's where my card started.  I knew I wanted cake on the card so out came Props 8.  Next, add some pattern paper and the front is done!  I used a black gel pen to color in the "Hey" and outline "Dude".
I used Lucy Label for the pop up and used a Fancy Label to stamp the sentiment.  I was pleased to find out that the Fancy Label fits the shape of the Lucy Label base pretty well.  Since I used a taller label, I adhered the cake to the tallest point of the little bump.  I colored in the sentiment using an Aquapainter and Dapper Denim and Cajun Craze Classic Ink.
Happy Stampin', 
Raquel


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