Just Add Text Rubberstamps-Saturday Sample

Just Add Text rubberstamps is one of the fabulous new greetings stamp sets in the 2017/2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and I'm featuring it for today's Saturday Sample.  I'm also featuring one of the new In Colors--Tranquil Tide--in a bright, cheery, summery color scheme. 

 This is a quick and easy card: easy on your time, your supplies, and your wallet!  But it still has that lovely, unique hand-stamped look as well as a very trendy paint splotch main image.  I like this stamp a lot, but I didn't want to fussy cut it!  So I just cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped in the center.  It's my lazy approach:)

There is just a tiny bit of Big Shot work on my handmade card--I ran the Calypso Coral card stock through with the Seaside Embossing Folder.  That adds some great touchable texture along with my doily and mini chevron ribbon.  My handmade card still mails for a single stamp and is a great, meaningful way to say thanks.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can purchase all the products to make this fabulous project here by clicking on any of the pics below.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any of my posts!  Just enter your email in the right sidebar where it says "subscribe".  

Crafting Forever Rubberstamp Set

As promised before, here is another example of my work with Crafting Forever rubberstamps, an absolute must-have rubberstamp set for any crafter.  I love every single image and phrase in this set.  Check out a previous card I featured with Crafting Forever rubberstamps here.  As before, I turned to the new 2017-2019 In Colors for my handmade card.  And I used the In Color Combinations Chart by Stampin' Up! for my creative inspiration.  I love these color combos as a guide to my creativity!  Click here to download your own copy of the In Color Combinations Chart.


The whole theory of using In Colors is that they keep our creativity fresh and on trend.  You know how you can look at something and automatically know it's from the 70's?  How do you know that?  Well, if you see Harvest Gold and Avocado Green, that is a sure bet--LOL!  Whole eras are often reflected in popular color schemes.  Stampin' Up! is brilliant in bringing us In Colors--just 5 colors we get each year--each set having a "shelf life" of 2 years.  

My favorite In Color this year is Lemon Lime Twist.  If you want to dip your toe into the In Colors and save money, there are 2 ways to do that:

  1. (144033) 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers, at just $15 for all 5 markers, this is the most affordable way to get all the ink colors.
  2.  (144081) 2017-2019 In Color stamp pads, at just $27.50 for all 5 pads, you save $5 for the set vs. purchasing the pads individually.

That's it for today.  I hope you are falling in love with both the new 2017-2019 In Colors and the Crafting Forever rubberstamp set.  Come back for more inspiration with both of these favorite new catalog products!  As always, each product used in my project is linked and listed below for your convenience.

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop-June with In Color Combinations Tool

Thailand Blog Hop
Welcome to the June installment of the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop where demonstrators from all over the world are showcasing NEW products from the newly released 2017/2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog.  You are at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com, and I'm delighted you stopped by!  There is a complete list of all the participating blogs at the bottom of this post, so simply scroll down to see them all.  You want to visit each blog to be fully inspired by top Stampin' Up! demonstrators as we showcase new catalog products!

Today's card is fresh and bright, featuring my favorite 2017-2019 In Color Lemon Lime Twist.  I love the way it makes everything else pop on my handmade card.  This is actually a very fun card to make because it employs lots of stamping!  

I created my own "designer paper" background with the 2 step stamps from Daisy Delight stamp set.  It's a photopolymer set, so that makes perfect placement very easy.  The small flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  For the "fill-in" stamp, I stamped off first using the same Melon Mambo ink. This handmade card is perfect for summer birthdays.  

IMelon Mambo  Lemon Lime CloseI derived my color scheme from the FABULOUS In Color Chart provided by Stamping' Up!.  Simply click here to download your own copy.  It is an awesome tool for getting the most out of your 2017-2019 In Colors.  You will see my color scheme under the Lemon Lime Twist heading.

That's it for today.  As always, products used for my project are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Now you will be leaving me and heading to the next blog for more new catalog inspiration from top Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  You are now at Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com.  See the full blog hop list below if you get lost at any point.  

Remarkably Creative Blog Tour-New Catalog Focus!

remarkablycreativeblogtourcandyrattrayWelcome to the June installment of the RemARKably Creative Blog Tour where demonstrators from all over the world (that train with Janet Wakeland) are joining together to inspire you with projects featuring new catalog products.  You are specialcelebrationsrubberstampsstampinupcandyrattrayat Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com, and the full list of blog tour stops is at the bottom of this post.  So if you get lost at any point, just check the bottom of this post (all of us on the blog tour have the same format:  list of all blog stops at the bottom of our posts).

My share today features 2 new In Colors, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide as well as the new greetings/words stamp set Special Celebrations.  I love this set (2 whole boxes of stamps!) as it has pairs of greetings intended for both the inside and outside of a card:)


Inside of card


This card has very little stamping on it, and is actually a great example of what you can do with just a greeting stamp set and some other elements.  This style card is particularly good for memory keepers aka scrapbookers who may not have a lot of image stamps.  

Almost every singl specialcelebrationsubberstampsstampinupcandyrattraye thing on this card is from the new catalog!  

  1. Special Celebrations rubberstamps
  2. Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
  3. Ruffled Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder
  4. Black Mini Sequin Trim
  5. Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon

I've listed and linked all items below, both new catalog and pre-existing.  (Sounds like a medical condition! LOL!).  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

You are now leaving Candy Rattray, sweetstamper.com.  Hop on over to the next blog on the tour for more new catalog inspiration!  Be sure to visit each one as there are fabulous ideas showcased here!






Crafting Forever Rubberstamp Set-Stampin' Up!

Crafting Forevcraftingforeverrubberstampsetstampinupcandyrattrayer rubberstamp set in the new Stampin' Up! catalog is a runaway hit, and I totally understand why!  Every single image and set of words/greetings in this set are just perfect.  I created this soft, feminine card using the new Powder Pink 2017-2019 In Color.  It's a true pink, in between Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.  Black and pink are a classic feminine color scheme, and the Basic Gray helps this card have a soft look vs one with really sharp contrast.

This is a quick and easy card that is also very easy on supplies.  It consists of the absolute basics of our card-making:  stamps, ink, and paper.  A little Blender Pen helps bring color to my images, and Basic Black Twine is my single embellishment.  In addition, I layered the new Pretty Label Punch with some circle punches to highlight my greeting.  That's it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Crafting Forever rubberstamp set is a must-have for crafters, so head to my online store today to get yours.  It's a classic that you will use for years and years!

Crafting Forever rubberstamp set, clear mount

Crafting Forever rubberstamp set, wood mount

 I'll be sharing more projects with Crafting Forever rubberstamp set, so come back tomorrow for more ideas!  I promise I will actually share tomorrow--no more week long hiatuses!  LOL!