Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Friends - All About LOVE! - January 2019 Blog Hop

It's a All about LOVE Hop - and I hope you like all the projects you see.  Be sure to go to the bottom and hop on through the other links after you've checked out my post.  It really is all about love - not sure much else matters.  I have been so blessed with an amazing family and wonderful friends - sometimes I feel like my heart might BURST with all the LOVE!  
My projects today come from the Meant to Be Bundle on page 6 of the SU Occasions catalog.  This suite it lovely, and has so many stamp and framelit options - you're just going to love it!
For my treat holder I started with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of the All My Love designer series paper.  The colors of the DSP are Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam with some Crumb Cake thrown in - and these colors are amazing together.  I put a strip of Tear Tape along the top back edge of the DSP - you can see a tab hanging over on the right.  Then rolled the DSP into a tube securing with the tear tape.  (sorry for the blur - but I wanted you to see what I mean)
Next I squished the tube down a bit and punched with my envelope punch board at the 1" mark on each side and each end of the tube.  Then tied with the Lovely Lipstick ribbon from the All My Love ribbon combo, inserted a yummy Hershey bar and tied the other end.
Next I stamped a heart and sentiment and layered it on this beautiful die cut heart .
And added it to the top of my treat using dimensionals-
For my card I used many of the same products creating a lovely Valentine. In this picture you can see the base of Lovely Lipstick and the Soft Sea Foam layers look wonderful together.  The inter-twined hearts are cut out when I cut out the "You make me Happy" heart above - it frames it during the cutting giving you both pieces to work with; and has beautiful scallops and stitching.  The top rectangle layers are popped up over the ribbon using more dimensionals.
Can't wait to give these to someone I love this Valentine's Day! 
I hope you liked my projects and got some inspiration.  I would love it if you left me a comment below.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more wonderful LOVE Posts.  See you soon! ~Maureen 

Check out all these other Awesome Bloggers -
1. Katja Ettig  
2. Rachael Rife  
3. Jo Blackman  
4. Anastasia Radloff  
5. Sue Vine  
6. Kim Lamos  
7. Maureen Rauchfuss  
8. Steph Jandrow  
9. Melissa Thomas  
10. Cheryl Taylor (UK)  
11. Barbara Welch  
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Friday, January 11, 2019

January Customer/Team Birthday Cards

Yay!  The new Occasions catalog is active as well as Sale-a-bration is on - this is a really exciting time of year for Paper Crafters!   If you don't have these two catalogs and would like them - be sure to let me know and I'll get them out to you!
Today I wanted to Highlight one of the new sets from page 18 of the Occasions catalog.  It's called Piece of Cake and is so cute - plus it has a matching Cake Builder Punch that goes with it.  And if you order the bundle from this catalog you will get both with a 10% savings. 
Each month I send a ton of birthday cards - so I like to come up with a great (but simple) card for the month, and this one fit the bill perfectly.  I made 20 of these, but guess what - it's the 11th and I've used them all, so I'll need to make another cute card with this set lol.  I used Lovely Lipstick and Mango Melody as my colors.  I really love the look of the offset layers. 
The card was simply stamped in Black Memento ink and then colored with matching markers.  I used the punch to punch out the cake and stand and pop up on dimensionals.  Quick, Easy and Adorable - #simplestamping  You need to get your hands on this set to make some of these cards of your own.  
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Friday, December 28, 2018

And the winners are ......

I am so sorry - two days late - I do not know how all the time got away with me.  Thank you all for your entries and patience.  We did dinners for 17, plus lunch and breakfast, played games, went to movies, did family pictures and more in the last 48 hours.  So I guess that was it.  Better late than never - so here are the winners!  If you are my local customers - I would love to be able to arrange delivery to you within the next couple weeks.  If you are not - please email me your full name and mailing address to and I will get it shipped to you - here you go - 
Winner of Day 1 Gold Metallic Thread - Lori W.
Winner of Day 2 Great Joy Set - Karen B.
 Winner of Day 3 Merry Merlot Ribbon - Shari R.
Winner of Day 4 Notecards and Envelopes - Karen B.
Winner of Day 5 Dimensionals - Paula B.
Winner of Day 6 Timeless Tidings card kit - Audrey Mc.
Winner of Day 7 Wink of Stella - Kathy Ca.
Winner of Day 8 Snail - Candy S.
Winner of Day 9 Pillow Boxes - Arlene S.
Winner of Day 10 DSP Sampler - Tina Ax.
Winner of Day 11 Tulle Ribbon - Lori W.
Winner of Day 12 DSP Sampler - Donna D.
 Congratulations to all my winners - looking forward to getting your prizes to you!  Enjoy!! ~Maureen

Monday, December 24, 2018

12th Day of Christmas!

TODAY is the final day of my 12 days of Christmas creative ideas and giveaways.  You have until midnight Christmas day to enter following the instructions below.   I will be drawing for the prizes on 12/26 - so check back to see if you are a winner!  Thanks for joining me! 
That's right - 12 days of creative posts and several giveaways -This is it the final day!!  I hope you have enjoyed these ideas and prizes.  You have through midnight on 12/25/18 to enter as indicated below.  Also, check out any previous posts you make have missed by scrolling down the page and comment on those for an additional entry.  Make sure you subscribe to my blog, comment and share my posts on Facebook (be sure to tag me at @Maureen Rauchfuss), for chances to win some fun products!  ~Maureen
  Prize #12 - Another 6x6" Sampler package of Dashing Along DSP - Lmtd. Edition. Used in today's project -
I really love this DSP and I used it last month for my technique clubs as we learned to make a Never-Ending Card!   This card was a request from a club member, and a bit of a challenge - but once I figured it out - so much fun!  It opens in four steps - these split horizontally for step 1 -
Step 2 splits vertically -
Step 3 splits horizontally -
And finally Step 4 opens vertically - to bring you back to step 1 - how cool is that.  I figured it out by following a bunch of YouTube videos - just search never-ending cards.
Then to finish it off since it ended up being a 6"x6" card we made coordinating envelopes using the Stampin' Up! envelope punch board - here is the outside - which will need labels for addresses.
And here is the other side where you insert the card - it was so easy to make!  Remember that square cards always take extra postage.
Here is a simple diagram of how the cards open.  Hope you can find instructions that will help you create one - as they are really a fun card to make and to give.
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