Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Rachel Tessman

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Rachel Tessman. Rachel lives in Minnesota in the United States and has been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 17 years! In that time she has earned multiple awards and accolades and last year ranked in the top 100 globally for sales, recruiting and leadership. Rachel not only designs cards and 3D but has a passion for scrapbooking too. We are excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out all the gorgeous inspiration on Rachel’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Rachel’s designs today. The card I chose to CASE (shown below) is simple but striking, and features the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. I chose this one because I love the layout and I also kept the doily accent.


Here’s my take on it:


I went for a bumble bee, some watercolouring with pencils and a lace border. I’ve used the spotlight technique, just colouring a small part of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (which you can earn for free until 31 March). And the idea for that magnifying glass was inspired by my friend and fellow Crazy Crafter Kim Oliver. You can see Kim’s beautiful card here. The sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and the magnifying glass is made from a piece of window sheet and two pieces of Silver Foil cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and the Build It Framelits.

Here’s a better view of the focal image:


I loved making this card. I hope you like it too. To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Rachel and the other Crazy Crafters.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day.

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



The Occasions Catalogue is full of exciting new stamp sets and card making supplies, and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure has a gorgeous selection of rewards you can claim for free! For each $90 spent between 4th January – 31st March 2017 you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure! You can view them online in PDF format here: Occasions Catalogue Sale-a-Bration Brochure or if you’d like your very own paper copies you can request yours here for free! There’s lots of ways to earn free products during Sale-A-Bration, and here’s how: You can join my team all year round by purchasing a Starter Kit. You choose $235 of ANY product from the current catalogues and for that you pay just $169! During Sale-A-Bration it’s even better! Not only can you get the great $169 deal, but you can also choose any two extra stamp sets up to $179 value to be included in your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit. That means your delivery will have anything up to $414 of product for $169! How good is that?! You’ll be a Demonstrator until at least the end of June 2017 with no minimum requirements, and you’ll be entitled to 20% off (excluding GST) on all your orders. I will look after you and help you with anything Stampin’ Up! that you need. If you love Stampin’ Up! products (and who doesn’t?!), joining is certainly the best deal any time of the year, but it’s a FANTASTIC deal during Sale-a-Bration.  If you will be ordering more over the Sale-a-Bration period, joining now will save you lots of money on all your crafting supplies. If this deal sounds sweet to you, you can order your Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit straight away online and have it delivered to you for free! Click here to order your AMAZING Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit Deal

  
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During Sale-A-Bration, you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling). There will also be another set of limited-time items coming on 21 February so watch out for those! If you’re just looking to get one or two of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for free and do not want to join for discounts, then you’ll want to visit my online shop to purchaseShopping Online with me – If you’re spending under $250 you’ll want to use the Host Code. You’ll receive an extra gift after the end of the month. The Host Code Club gifts are completely FREE and an added bonus for choosing me as your Demonstrator and shopping with me. The code you need to enter online when you order changes each month, so be sure to use the current one. See the box below for where to find it and the link to take you there. Here’s March’s code:

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26 Comments:

  1. ummmm… speechless! Amazing card Gail

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the magnifying glass and the colour pop through it. Such a clever idea. I might have to CASE this one lol

  3. Wow Gail, such an amazing card. Love everything about it. Might have to CASE you!

  4. amazing Gail! I love your take on this! your use of the spotlight technique is amazing

  5. Great card Gail 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x

  6. Gail I love the way you have emphasised the images under the magnifying glass with colour – great design and the little bee is so cute – great case xx

  7. Gail — That is such a creative & eye catching card! Thanks for the inspiration !

  8. Not much to say really…..Just that I LOVE IT!!!!! great idea Gail

  9. Oh my goodness! How clever!! I love your card Gail. I need to CASE this idea now. 😉
    You are incredibly talented! Thanks for taking part in this blog hope. I had so much fun!!

    • Thanks you Rachel – for the lovely comment and for hopping with us. It was terrific fun and I hope we can do it again soon. I’ll keep my eye out for your CASE of my CASE of your card! xo

  10. Awesome job – sort of a double case! Great use of the spotlight technique!

  11. Gail I love your card and how the colour isd just under the magnifying glass only…This just glorious…I am in awe of how you have used the doily as the lace edge.. What a wonderful way to use them! I enjoy seeing things used in different ways x
    I always check out the pictures then read the written posts and have just been blown away. Thank you for the shout out xox

  12. Fabulous CASE Gail! I love love love it.

  13. I love this, it looks great.
    What do they cool it? The spotlight technique or something?
    It looks fabulous. Great job Gail!

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