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5th anniversary card - Stampin Up - Number of Years

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Today i spent a lovely afternoon with friends celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. The sun shone brightly on their wedding day and it didn't let us down today either. We enjoyed a delicious lunch then sat outside having a drink and chatting. 
I wanted to make them a special card and even though the 'Number of Years' stamp set is now retired it was the perfect choice especially when combined with the matching 'large number framelits'.
The soft pastels of 'Wisteria Wonder' and 'Blushing Bride' inks with a little 'Old Olive' help create a really pretty card.

The paper with it's flecks of 'Wisteria Wonder' came from the 'Have a cuppa' dsp set. I knew there was a reason i'm such a hoarder and don't throw things away...there is always a sheet of Stampin Up paper that will fit an idea i have. 
I hope my friends have many more happy years of marriage. 
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Fab offer if you join my team!

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Have you thought about becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator? You don't have to run classes, make Youtube videos etc but you can earn yourself fabulous discounts and other perks.  Now is a great time to join because for just £99 you get £130 worth of products, you pick items (anything you want) for you 'starter kit' but then you also get to choose a FREE set of ink pads!!
What an amazing way to kick off your new journey with Stampin Up!.
If you'd like more information please email me rachhome@msn.com

offer end 31st July so don't miss out
Rachael x


Slide Back Saturday 'Honeycomb Happiness' - Stampin Up

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Honeycomb Happiness was a cute stamp set from sale-a-bration a while ago.  We have had lots of sunshine and warm weather here in the UK recently so the ice-cream stamp from it seemed a perfect choice.
I randomly stamped over some 'Whisper White' cardstock then once more onto a piece of scrap which i then cut out using the 'stitched shaped' framelits.
'Pool Party' and 'Blushing Bride' are the colours used for the ink and cardstock.  I used and aqua painter to colour in the main ice-cream top.  A twist of silver fine thread is placed between the two oval framelit dies to add a little more interest.

Super simple and quick to make, they might be cool for party invitations.
If you would like to order any Stampin Up products please visit my online shop HERE
Rachael x

Father's Day is nearly here - Stampin Up

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Father's Day is very near in the UK so today i'm showing you another of my cards using the 'Wood Textures' and 'True Gentleman' DSP
Simply layering papers onto cardstock 'Night of Navy' in this case and adding a sentiment from the 'Truly Tailored' stamp set i've been able to create a stylish look.  The 'Tailored Tag' punch fits around the sentiment perfectly and i punched another out in 'Night of Navy' cardstock to give a slight border so it lifts away from the background dsp.
Lastly a scattering of 'True Gentleman' buttons give texture without taking away from the masculine feel of the card. 

If you would like to order any Stampin Up products you can do so HERE
Fancy becoming a demonstrator? Enjoy the perks of discounts without the pressure to sell, blog etc. Drop me an email to rachhome@msn.com for more information.
Rachael x


Sheltering Tree with Stampin Up

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I was really pleased to see the stamp set 'Sheltering Tree' had been carried over into the new annual catalogue.
It's such a lovely set and easy to get great looking cards with not a lot of effort or experience in cardmaking needed.

Taking a piece of 'Whisper White' cardstock i stamped the tree in 'Early Espresso' and the blossom in 'Powder Pink' to match the dsp i had chosen. A little tuft of grass is stamped in 'Old Olive' around the trunk of the tree.  The sentiment from the same stamp set is simply stamped along the top of the card.
Layering this onto some 'Powder Pink' cardstock to give a slight border at either side i adhered this onto my card base covered in the dsp leaving a slightly wider edge to let the pattern of the paper show.
I think this card would make a nice get well or sympathy card but you could change the sentiment and it would be suitable for a birthday card etc too. 
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Slide Back Saturday - 'Lots of Love' with Stampin Up

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When you have pretty papers such as the ones from the now retired 'Whole Lot Of Lovely' you really don't need much else to make a card.
I've taken a piece of dsp to cover my card base then wrapped a length of silver ribbon around the centre.
Taking the stamp set 'Lots of Love' i stamped the sentiment onto some 'Whisper White' then cut it out using the 'Stitched Shapes Framelits' and again in a larger size from 'Pool Party' cardstock to layer behind. 
Mounted on dimensionals to add depth and slightly to the left to let the gorgeous ribbon and paper be shown. 

Really easy to copy this design with papers and stamp sets you already have. 
If you would like to order any Stampin Up products please pop over to my online shop HERE
Rachael x

BRAND NEW catalogue available NOW - Stampin Up

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Finally the waiting is over and you can see and purchase all the fabulous new products Stampin Up has to offer in the NEW catalogue.

I am super excited to share this with you and already have a very long list of items on my wish list. 
Use the tabs along the top of my home page to view the catalogue or simply click HERE to be taken to my online shop which has all the new products for you to see.
I honestly think you are going to LOVE it!
Rachael x