Razzle Dazzle Mojo

Have you ever seen such gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Let me introduce you to Razzleberry Lemonade! What you are actually viewing are the flip sides of the same piece of paper. This card also features a sneak peek at the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set and incorporates two of the new In-ColorsCrushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry. The unique layout is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO 91). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Razzleberry Lemonade!
  • Prepare a 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″ card base from Whisper White.
  • Layer with a selection from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. I placed the lighter “Herringbone” on top and the darker “Figural Stripe” on the bottom. (Tip: Placing the darker selection on the bottom grounds the card.)
  • At the interface of the two pattern papers I adhered Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • The floral image from the Razzle Dazzle stamp set was inked using the new In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers. An Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker was used for the leaves. I used the “huffing” method to moisten the ink before stamping the image onto Whisper White. I then matted the image with Crushed Curry followed by Rich Razzleberry. (Tip: A large Circle Fire Brad in Pumpkin was added for just a touch of “bling” and to draw the eye to the image.)
  • For the vertical block, I ran a piece of Crushed Curry through the Big Shot along with the Damask Texturz Plate from the Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I collection. I used the Corner Rounder on opposite corners, and matted onto Rich Razzleberry. Once again I used the corner rounder on the same opposite corners.
  • The vertical block was positioned and adhered to the card base. This was followed by the image block.
  • The “For You” sentiment from the Great Friend stamp set was inked with Rich Razzleberry, stamped onto Whisper White and punched out using the Large Oval Punch. Two scalloped ovals, one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Crushed Curry were punched using the Scallop Oval Punch. All three ovals were layered and popped onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small snippet of Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon was positioned onto the card base prior to the adhering of the scalloped ovals.

I hope that you enjoyed your taste of Razzleberry Lemonade! Remember that the new2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog will be released on July 1st. In the meantime, I will continue to provide you with sneak peeks of In-Colors, Designer Series Papers, and fantastic new stamp sets.

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Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle (116714—Available July 1st), Great Friend (113792)
Inks and Markers: Rich Razzleberry (115658—Available July 1st), In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (116329—Available July 1st), Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker (105113)
Designer Series Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115675—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry (115319—Available July 1st), Rich Razzleberry (115316—Available July 1st)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Texturz Plates Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I (114512), Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pad (114614), Large Oval Punch (107305), Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115614—Available July 1st), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115613—Available July 1st), Circle Fire Brads (109110)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…

Autumn Days

With summer just beginning, it may be difficult to focus our attention on autumn. However, I was so excited with the Autumn Days stamp set and the Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons that I just had to share them with you. I was especially impressed with how the new In-Colors, especially Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede coordinate as a fall color palette! The inspiration for the layout was this week’s Stamp Something Challenge, which allowed me to focus attention on this glorious pheasant!
  • Prepare a 5-1/2″ by 4″ card base.
  • Ink the “Pheasant” stamp from Autumn Days with Soft Suede and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat onto Crushed Curry.
  • Layer the following card stock strips onto the card base as illustrated in the photograph: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry. Notice that I used the Scallop Border Punch on the Crushed Curry.
  • Position and adhere the Pheasant block.
  • Add a snippet of Dusty Durango 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • Select the saying “A Note of Thanks” from the Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons, and using the stick provided, transfer it to Very Vanilla card stock. Use the Spiral Punch at the top, and the Corner Rounder Punch on the bottom corners. Mat onto Soft Suede. For extra interest, I added a Mini Library Clip to the upper left hand corner before popping it onto the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
Being an Iowa gal, I could not pass by a stamp that featured a pheasant. In my part of the state, they are a common site along the country roadsides. This set, as well as the rub-ons, remind me of harvest time, crisp fall days, and Thanksgiving. Combined with the right paper, it is a set that can definitely be used to make masculine cards. I know with two men in my family, I will reach for it often!
The Stampin’ Schach Tip of the Day: White space is an excellent way to emphasize a stamped image. Notice how the pheasant stands out? Try this when you want the stamped image to be the focal point. If you are not pleased with the results, you can always trim it down!

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Stamp Set: Autumn Days (115452—available July 1st)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657—available July 1st)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318—available July 1st), Crushed Curry (115319—available July 1st), Dusty Durango (115321—available July 1st)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Corner Rounder (109047), Spiral Punch (108341)
Embellishments: Dusty Durango ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115609—available July 1st), Mini Library Clip (109857), Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons (115731—available July 1st)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…

Lots of Bots

Today’s sneak peek features the Lots of Bots stamp set and the luscious new In-Color “Melon Mambo”. Do you remember a few posts ago when I was crying over the loss of Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze? Well, I have a secret to tell you…I absolutely LOVE these new In-Colors! Melon Mambo, as it name suggests, is a wonderful “watermelon-y” pink which pairs perfectly with Basic Black and Gray. Yummy!

  • Prepare a standard card base from Whisper White. I layered this with a selection from Pattern Pack Designer Series Paper II, a Level I Hostess Gift.
  • Ink the “Birthday Bot” from Lots of Bots with Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White. Mat onto Basic Black and then Melon Mambo. (Tip: Use the Stamp-a-ma-jg for perfect placement. Since I see “crooked”, my Stamp-a-ma-jig is a lifesaver!)
  • Using the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, color in selected parts of the “Bot”. Adhere to the card base. This is the first year that Stampin’ Up! has offered Stampin’ Write Markers in the In-Colors. How perfect is this?
  • Layer Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon over a strip of Melon Mambo card stock and adhere to the card base.
  • Ink the “Binary Code” stamp from Lots of Bots with Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White. Mat onto Basic Black. Position and adhere onto the Melon Mambo strip as illustrated in the photograph.
  • And just that quickly, your card is done!

I added a cute little brad that I had left over from a scrapbook layout. I felt that it added just the right touch and gave dimension to the card. Stampin‘ Up! does include a “Bolts and Screw” stamp with this set, for a touch of whimsy.

The StampinSchach Tip of the Day: When designing a layout, I always take into consideration the personality of the stamp set. Lots of Bots is perfect for clean and simple layouts, and therefore would be the perfect choice in a card emergency. Kids and adults alike will appreciate its humor.

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Stamp Set: Lots of Bots (115293—Available July 1st)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (116329—Available July 1st)
Designer Series Paper: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (Hostess Level I Gift 114325—Available through June 30th)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Melon Mambo (115320—Available July 1st)
Embellishments: Melon Mambo ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115611—Available July 1st)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…