Friday, July 29, 2011

Free "Sneak Peek" sampler pack for new rental members

Sign up for a Raisin Boat rental membership (any level) between today, July 29 and Sunday, August 7, 2011 and get a “Sneak Peek” sampler pack for free! We’re releasing over 80 new products next week and as an added bonus for signing up to be a rental member, we will send you a sampler pack of some of our new line of papers, rhinestones, twine and more! You’ll have enough product that when combined with your rental sets, you will be able to make four cards right away.

We'll share all the details -- plus fun card ideas to get you started -- on Monday in our e-newsletter. To learn more, sign up for our newsletter this weekend by going to, clicking on “Sign up for e-newsletter” in the upper right corner, and entering your email address.

Don't miss this deal! Go to to sign up today.

If you 've already signed up between July 22 aand July 29, we will automatically send you the "Sneak Peek" sampler pack for free. You do not need to do anything further, but wait for it to arrive in the next two weeks!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Born to Ride - A coordinated look!

My son was invited to a birthday party this weekend and when I wrapped his gift, I realized that I had the perfect Raisin Boat set to make a coordinated card. I purchased the wrap from my kids' school fund-raiser last fall and it features Harley Davidson motorcycles on it. What better set to use, but our Raisin Boat exclusive set, "Born to Ride"!

With just a black Memento ink pad and a light teal-colored Copic pen, I created this card in less than 5 minutes. The inside reads,

"Let's "fill-up" with lots of laughs and
take this special day from 0 to 60 mph on the "fun"speedometer!

Hope your day is great -
Happy Birthday! 

Now I admit that my card verse could use a little work, but the boys are nine so they will like it. They are getting to that age where they are done with robots and monkeys and want at little older look. I think our cycle is the perfect answer...especially when paired with this perfect gift wrap!

The card's edge design is from the Raisin Boat "Splash" stamp set. This is one of my favorite "designy" sets"!  - Smiles, Bobbi

Here's another cad using the same sets, but with different colors. I made this one for my brother's birthday.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CHA Supershow 2011, Chicago, IL

Whew...what a weekend! Raisin Boat was at the CHA Supershow in Chicago, IL this past weekend. We met so many wonderful people and even got to meet, in person. a number of our renters. We loved it! Thanks to all of you who came to see us and are now home with many wonderful Raisin Boat products! You rock CHA attendees! - Smiles, Bobi and Kim
Our booth before we opened for the day.

Our booth after we opened for the day!

Our make-n-take table was always busy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cool ways to say "Happy Birthday"

Here's two cool ways to say "Happy Birthday" - Use Raisin Boat stamp sets, "Guilty Pleasures" and "Cool Treats" to create some delicious ice cream treats on your next birthday cards. Sets available at "" - available for purchase or rental. You decide! - Smiles, Bobbi

Make this card lickity split using the Raisin Boat sets, "Wish Big" and "Cool Treats." "Cool Treats" has lots of yummy cold delights and "Wish Big" has fun ways to add birthday messages. They work great together.

Top off the banana split with Liquid Applique whip cream. (Available We offer liquid applique in three colors for more versatility, too. Designed by Donna

Use "Guilty Pleasures" and "You Said It" to create this birthday card. It's got all the makings for a delicious birthday treat! Guilty Pleasures includes lots of yummy adult treats to like a cup of coffee, martini and more! Designed by Donna

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 Here's a real "hands-on" project to try!

My daughter went off to camp last week and in the "Camp Survival Kit" that I made for her (filled with magazines, lip balm, flip flops, colorful headbands, s'more-shaped earrings and more), I added a card in the box that said "A hug from home....just in case you need it." The message is only revealed when the arms are open, waiting to hug her.

She loved it! She thought is was pretty cool and I think she liked the hug, too :) I used Raisin Boat set, "Live, Love, Laugh" to decorate the background and hands. I love this set for young girls. It has a very hand-drawn feel to its whimsical designs.

A great way to say "Thanks a Bunch!"

I decided to "try my hand" at making another card using the template. I used the hands to hold a bouquet of flowers. How cute to send the wishes "Thanks a bunch" or send a "get well" wish for someone in the hospital that may not be able to have real flowers in the hospital room.

I used our Raisin Boat set, "Urban Botanicals" for the floral bouquet and "No Loss for Words" for the phrases. I colored in the flowers using Copic Markers, added a fresh bow and some jewels (a girl's best friend) to add to the feminine theme of this card. Here's a the inside and a close-up view:

Try your own hand at a card using our Hands Template

You want to try your hand at a card? You can download the Raisin Boat Hands Template to make your own "hands-on" project. Scroll down to the "Techniques and Templates to Try" section and click on the link.

Let us know what you created with your hands! Smiles, Bobbi

Friday, July 1, 2011

Damask Elegance for beautiful wedding invitations

Our latest set, Damask Elegance is a wonderful set for making wedding invitations. The set includes different size and design elements allowing you a number of different layout options for your invitations. Here's four ideas that offer a level of sophistication and beauty for that special day.