Thursday, October 27, 2011

Celebrate the young cowgirl!

Our latest stamp set celebrates the young, urban country girl. "Urban Cowgirl" offers artistic words and fun accessories for use not only on cards, but also scrapbook pages, too. Here's a page we made using our new set.

Make this page in any colors to match your photos. All it takes is different
cardstock! The stamping can remain the same.

Our scrapbook page features all Raisin Boat BoatHouse Collection (TM) cardstock in Bear Cub, Urban Blues, Ivory Coast and Coffee Bean.

If you like "Urban Cowgirl", you'll also like Raisin Boat stamp set, "Giddy Up", too.

The great advantage of stamping on your pages is that you can make this page in any colors to fit your photos. And if you rent your stamp sets from Raisin Boat, you don't even need to invest in the stamp set either. Now that's cost effective crafting.:) I love that!

Smiles, Bobbi

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

These boots were made for designing!

Who said boots were only made for walking? These boots are just as much about looks as function! I couldn't help but make a few boots with our latest, "Urban Cowgirl" stamp set. The cool stitching lines are so fun to design with.  I made one boot to try it out and just couldn't stop at one. I hope you get a "kick" out of them!

Our boot cards would make great embellishments for a scrapbook page, a party invitation for a little buckaroo's birthday event, a day out at the ranch, or to send a little "kick" to someone. They're as much fun to receive as they are to make! Try one today!

Try this:
  • Add our colorful rhinestones to add sparkle.
  • Stamp white on dark colors. Use our white gel pens to add opaque stitching to even black boots!
  • Use our background stamps to add texture and interesting depth/dimension to your leather.
  • Stamp the stitching vertically and horizontally for different looks.
  • Try bright colors...What girl doesn't want a pair of red leather boots!
  • Add buckles, button, flowers and whatever else you have in your scrapbook room to add your own design style!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Just released - "Urban Cowgirl"

We just released Raisin Boat stamp set, "Urban Cowgirl" - a set made for you modern country girls! The set includes a fabulous stitching design often found on cowboy boots, creatively styled words, and accents including a lasso to add words to the inside. Pair this set with last week's release, "Giddy Up" for more creative possibilities! Here's some fun designs to make with this set.

This week only, save 20% on this set. Rental members pay $9.59 and members pay $11.99.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

We have a blog winner – actually, lots of winners!

We really appreciate everyone who took part in our blog giveaway. So, we got thinking… why not give all of you who participated a free “Central Park” set?! If you posted a comment about your favorite Raisin Boat set on our blog between October 5 and October 15, let us know your mailing address at, and we’ll send out your new “Central Park” to enjoy!

Just released - "Giddy Up!" for you horse fans!

There’s a new cowboy in town at Raisin Boat… our “Giddy Up!” set

If you’re a horse lover, your creativity will come galloping in for cards and scrapbook pages alike with our new “Giddy Up!” set! The set includes a horse head that makes a great focal point on your projects, a cowboy hat, and distressed, artistic words and accents. “Giddy Up!” has a masculine, rugged feel for cowboys, but works just as well for those cowgirls in your life.

Try this!
  • Create a suede feel for your hat or background with brown liquid appliqué – our video tutorial on this technique is coming to our blog soon!
  • Use the large, artistic words to make custom patterned paper in the exact color you need.
  • Don’t want to color? This horse looks great stamped in brown, black or grey and left as is – one and done!
  • Add our twine for a rope feel.
  • Dress up the hat for cowgirls with a fun color, or even a small paper flower accent!
If you like this set, you definitely won’t want to miss next week’s coordinating release! (You’re getting a sneak peek at some of the elements in the samples here.)

Don’t say “neigh” to a 20% discount on “Giddy Up!”

This fun new set is 20% off for a limited time – so giddy up and order before Sunday, October 23 at 10 PM CST!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Every year, my twins and I try to come up with fun ways to share a Halloween treat with the classroom and neighborhood friends. Because we have many to make, the project has to be easy enough for all of us to get involved and share the work. Here's a few ideas that we've come up with.

Stamp and punch out one of our "Halloween All Around" designs and attach to a candy bar using Baker's Twine. This is a super inexpensive, fun treat to share! My nine year-old daughter made 2 dozen of these last night.

You can use the same design to the center of the "o" in the "DOTS" candy box, too! We made several of these for our neighborhood friends and "BOO" containers. 

Kelly made this super cute spell book treat. Underneath the spell book are two min candy bars! Yum :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kelly Pitzlin has concocted some really interesting creations in today's ideas. Using bottles, test tubes and handmade envelopes along with our latest Halloween sets, "Halloween Potions" and "Scary Voices", Kelly has made gifts that would certainly be a treat to receive!

Add a label using our "Haunting Potions" stamp set and attach to a plastic bottle.
This idea makes a great give-away or prize for a pumpkin carving contest!
Kelly played off of the "Haunting Potions" theme and filled three test tubes with candies. The tubes fit inside her box that has three punched out holes at the top to hold them in place. She finished it off with a label that she colored to match. How clever is that?!

Fill test tubes with candy and add to a box
stamped with "Haunting Potions" for a real treat!

Here's a really cute and inexpensive treat for the classroom. Kelly used our "Scary Voices" stamp set to decorate the outside of the treats envelopes. she added 3 Pixy Stix to the inside and finished off with a bow.

 To make this envelope, go to our Website at and click on the "Tips" tab and scroll down to the bottom for the template. You can make 4 out of one sheet of cardstock. 

Try this! - Add colorful pencils for classmates, artist brushes for the artist in the family or office supplies for the co-worker. They are so simple and easy to make! - Smiles, Bobbi

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A giveaway to celebrate our new blog!

Central Park is nice this time of year, and so is our “Central Park” set! The whimsical trees in this set are so fun to use with bright fall colors. And it could be yours for free by going to our new blog!

To qualify for our “Central Park” giveaway, become a follower of our blog before October 15, 2011 and tell us which Raisin Boat stamp set is your all-time favorite and why. We’ll then randomly select a winner from the responses using a random number generator. Just comment on this post for a chance to win!

If you like samples, you’ll love our blog. Not only do we post inspiring projects, but we also share detailed information, ideas, and templates that we wouldn’t necessarily have room to feature on our Facebook page. Come check us out, and tell a friend!

Football in Motion - It's a Guy Thing!

Raisin Boat customer, Lisa Z. stopped by our Saint Paul booth to share a few of her creations. Here's a card she made using "It's a Guy Thing" stamp set. I love how Lisa made the football look like it is in motion on the big screen by stamping it several times. Great idea Lisa! - Smiles, Bobbi

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Treat Boxes

I'm excited to show you these fun treat boxes and card made by Raisin Boat customer, Nicole S. Nicole created rosettes out of pattern paper and added a circular image from the stamp set, "Halloween All Around" to the centers to create medallions. She finished them off with a button and some of our fun Baker's Twine. These would make great treat boxes or Halloween party invites! I love them :) Way to go Nicole! - Smiles, Bobbi

Using an SVG cutting file, Nicole created these fun coffin boxes. "Halloween All Around"
stamp set is used for the center of the medallions.

Nicole used "Halloween All Around" and "Haunting Potions" stamp sets to create
this card. The spider web and spider on the right balance the 3-D medallion on the left.

"Halloween All Around" image says "Keep out - Danger."
This is a perfect message for these cute coffin boxes.

Raisin Boat's Baker's Twine completes the medallion.
Baker's Twine is thin enough that it works with buttons!

Saturday, October 1, 2011