June 29th, 2016

39cmx49cm Design B4

I’m looking for another AMAZING designer (in house) to join my Journey Crew here in our Phoenix office. This designer must be local. You will create and assist our current full time, talented, in house designers. You should love to be around a positive Journey Crew, who love what they do and have a strong, working relationship.

Job Summary:

Stamp and assemble samples to market company product lines. Work with product designers to develop innovative new product lines and product line extensions.

Essential Job Functions

  • Create art samples for the various Richard Garay lines that showcase creative ways to use our product.
  • Discover new and useful ways to use stamps from RG/Fun Stampers Journey lines to offer customers a variety of stamping techniques.
  • Create samples for RG/ Fun Stampers Journey events that assist education training in teaching various techniques.
  • Participate in preparing displays for conventions and other exhibits.
  • Create samples with subject matter only, relying on design skills to select and use stamp sets, colors, layouts, and accessories.
  • Participate in committees that help facilitate various creative and business directions of RG and Fun Stampers Journey.
  • Participate in public relations placements and pitches to various outside publications.


  • Minimum of two years experience using rubber stamps and dies.
  • Thorough knowledge of stamping techniques and company products.
  • Demonstrate artistic ability and creative thinking to develop and discover new ways to use stamps and accessories.
  • Thorough knowledge of the paper crafting industry’s needs, directions, and opportunities.
  • Ability to recognize trends and think one-step ahead of the trends in design, color, and product development.
  • Understanding of color (ability to distinguish color through sight).
  • Excellent design skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and handle stress under deadline.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work full time.
  • In house position.

*Please include with resume: three hand-made cards, two scrapbook pages, and one 3D item.

*This is a full time position with salary and benefits.

*Please email your resume and questions to

I look forward to meeting you!

Have an amazing day!


June 28th, 2016

When the kids are growing up it seems that time flies by and it is hard to try to do other things besides dedicating your time to them. I have a bunch of favorite pictures of my sons waiting to be on a scrapbook page. I know that it will be very difficult to make pages for all those pictures but at least I can make the ones that remind us of celebrations or meaningful moments. Now that my sons are older, I think that this is the right time to scrapbook as many of those special photos as I can.

Today I am sharing a 12×12 scrapbook page that I created using some of the products from the Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay.

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The design of the page is quite simple. I adhered four 6”x 6” Noteworthy prints on a sheet of 12”x 12” white cardstock. I then cut out ¼” strips from Totally Tangerine cardstock (Celebra’tions Collection) and I adhered those strips over the middle vertical and horizontal joints. I added stitches over the strips.

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Next, I created a rectangle (8.5” x 9”) from Black Licorice cardstock. I used the pierced star dies (Celebra’tions Collection) to create a pattern of perforated stars on the right side of the cardstock. After that, I adhered the black panel over a Whip Cream panel of the same size. The white panel underneath makes the perforations stand out revealing the star shapes. I adhered this block over the 12”x12” page.

The picture that I used is 5” x 7” and I adhered it over a Golden Glow rectangle (Celebra’tions Collection) that measures 5.5”x 8.5” leaving enough space on the lower part for the title. I adhered this panel over the left side of the black panel. For the title, I used individual letter stickers that you can buy at any craft store.

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I stamped two different sentiments over Oatmeal Cookie cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I stamped the outline of the text bubble with Orange Creamsicle ink. Afterwards, I die cut them into a text bubble with its matching die. I then adhered the text bubble with foam squares onto the page.

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Next, I proceeded to die cut some stars in different sizes from Golden Glow, Totally Tangerine, River Stone, and Whip Cream cardstocks. I adhered the shapes with foam squares as well. To finish off my page I added some Bro Rivets and Rhinestones.

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Every time I finish a page, I think to myself that I really like adding scrapbook pages to my albums and of course, I always want to continue making more soon! Thanks for joining me!


Noteworthy Phone Notes Stamp/Die Set

Noteworthy Prints

Bro Rivets

12” x12” Totally Tangerine Cardstock

12”x12” Golden Glow Cardstock

Pierced Stars Die Templates

FSJ Black Licorice Ink Pad

FSJ Oatmeal Cookie card stock

FSJ Whip Cream card stock

FSJ River Stone card stock

FSJ Orange Creamsicle Ink Pad

FSJ Cut Rhinestones

FSJ Foam Squares

FSJ Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Are you a fan of scrapbooking or are you more of a card maker? So many of us dabble in both and I must say, it’s fun to create and use a variety of techniques on different projects! Please share on social media if you create with RG products and tag @teamrichardgaray

Have an amazing day!


June 27th, 2016

Hi! It’s Alice here. I am sharing a card using a fabulous stamp and die from the RG retail Celebra’tions Collection!

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I had such fun creating this background! =)

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I used the Confetti Plate die to create a stencil and used watercolors to create the bubble background. To complete the fun and festive look of my card, I added sequins! I hope you enjoyed my quick how-to!

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Below are the supplies I had used to create this card:

Cardstock: watercolor paper

Celebra’tions: Balloon Fun Stamps / Die Set

Celebra’tions: Confetti Plate Die

Fun Stampers Journey: River Stone ink

Other: watercolors and sequins

Super cute and super fun! I think this card would be perfect for both a young or a more mature friend, don’t you think?! Love Alice’s idea for using the die as her template for the background as well. I hope her technique inspires you to get crafty with your backgrounds and dies! If you should create your very own, please share and tag @teamrichardgaray.

Have an amazing day!


June 24th, 2016

Hello RG fans! Patricia with you today to share a thank you card using the Lumberjack Days collection. This collection is full of rich colors and patterns perfect for any occasion!


The patterned papers in this collection have a beautiful soft cream background to them. Instead of coordinating with the soft cream, I decided to go with a white card base to create more contrast for a bolder design to my card.


  1. I knew I wanted some kind of wreath design using the flower and leaf dies from the collection. I chose to use the two smaller flowers to cut from pattern papers with bold designs.
  2. For the wreath, I went with an oval. I first cut out my oval, but you will see in the finished card, that I changed this to a pierced oval. I originally was not going to use that cut oval, but as I started placing my flowers, I loved them tucked under the oval die cut.
  3. For the sentiment, I cut apart the “I would log to say thanks” stamp to just have ‘thanks.’   I can easily use this stamp as intended by stamping them together again. By cutting them apart, it helps me get a nice clean image of the ‘thanks.’ I plan on adding some of the jean cord from the collection, so I embossed the sentiment in a similar color to that cord.
  4. Before I start placing the flowers around the oval, I stamped a single log in light brown ink. This will be a nice break in the floral design of my oval. Now I start placing the flowers. I use some of the backside of the pattern paper showing the flower pattern and the beards. But in order to give this card a nice bold contrast, I make sure to layer the bolder colors around those patterns to help the overall design.

I cut two branches in a neutral pattern paper using the smallest branch die to create more contrast as well as texture coming from the top and bottom of the oval. Once I have everything where I want it, I adhere it all in place.


Using Richard’s three-bow technique, I made a small bow with the jean cord to glue on top of the oval. To add a little more texture, I also added one rivet under the oval near the log stamp.


Richard makes some amazing collections with so many possibilities, and Lumberjack Days is one of them!


Lumberjack Days Collection:

Bro Rivets

Timber Stamp/Die Set

Branch Out Die Set

Lumberjack Blooms Die Set

Jean Card


Pierced Ovals

Patricia’s card is simply stunning! I love the tiny elements she added to create her focal point too. You can create a simple but classy look with just a few dies. Are you a fan of a CAS card or do you keep adding more yumminess onto your creation? Share below in comments! It’s fun to see everyone’s thought process when creating an A2 size piece of art.

Have an amazing day!


June 23rd, 2016

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha again. Today, I have a fun card using the pretty patterned papers from the Make Amazing Happen collection by Richard Garay. I love the patterned papers as they have the watercolor look with pretty colors on one side and lovely black and white patterns on the back side to perfectly compliment the front.

I decided to use the Stripe Pattern die to cut out the patterned papers and then used it as a template to adhere the stripes onto the card base.

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  1. Create card base using Black Licorice cardstock.
  2. Diecut 3 patterns using the Stripe Pattern die. I then diecut one extra using white cardstock (This is only to be used as a template.)
  3. Adhere the white diecut onto the card base using a temporary adhesive. Adhere the patterned stripes through the template to the card base. Once all the stripes are in place, remove the white template.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment. Diecut sentiment.
  5. Use some Jean Cord behind the sentiment to create a focal image and adhere the sentiment using 3D foam.
  6. To finish your card off, adhere some Journey Sequins.


Amazing You Stamp / Die set

Make Amazing Printed Paper

Stripe Pattern Die

Jean Cord

Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Cardstock 

Fun Stampers Journey 3D Foam Squares Medium

Fun Stampers Journey Sequins: Pink World

Fun Stampers Journey Craft Glue

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Hello amazing! Love Isha’s technique for her background! What a fun idea! Please share in the comments below an element that you find is a must have on almost every card you create and share!

Have an amazing day!


June 22nd, 2016


Hi everyone, it’s Beck BT here and I’m here to share with you a fun and sparkly birthday card. I had so much fun creating this card! I was inspired because the fun and colourful washi tape in the Celebra’tions line. I also loved creating layers for some pops of fun colours. Here is a video tutorial of how I created the card.

The glitter adds the perfect finish to this fun birthday card!


Here are some of the fun products I used on my card.


Product List:

Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles die set

Celebra’tions Confetti Plate die

Celebra’tions Washi Tape

Celebra’tions Whirl White Cardstock

Fun Stampers Journey Candy Apple cardstock

Fun Stampers Journey Licorice cardstock

Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Dust

Fun Stampers Journey Gel Medium

Love how Beck added sparkle and the washi as the background peeking through the die cut! Instant patterned paper! Do you have any fun techniques that you find yourself using time and time again? If so, please share below in comments!

Have an amazing day!


June 21st, 2016

Hello everyone! I hope by now you’re back to your normal routines having fun with all your new convention giveaways and super fun bundles! It seems as though it was just yesterday we said goodbye! I loved seeing everyone again and meeting all the new faces! Celebrate You was AH-MAZING! I know many of you have been sharing photos, but I want to share a few here, as well as a link to a gallery for Day 1.

Day One began with our Journey Coaches taking a tour of the Journey Station! I heard your tour guide did a fabulous job too!

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The tour was followed by a super fun lawn party at the hotel. Our Journey Coaches played games, danced, took photos and tried to dunk our CEO Greg Tipsord, Joe Garay and Dustin in the dunk tank!

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Everyone had tons of fun meeting new friends throughout the party! This guy was my stand in for the evening! There are so many photos just on Day One! Click HERE to view the album and save for yourself!

Have an amazing day!


June 17th, 2016

Hi everyone! I remember calling my friends using rotary phones back in the day. It was fun to dial the numbers one by one, and then hoping that it was your friend that was picking up the phone on other end. I could spend hours talking with them about anything, it was the way to chat back then.

Today I am sharing a cute card that I made using a stamp set from the Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay.

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This set is called Phone Notes, and it includes a couple of matching die cuts. By far the phone image is one of my favorites from this collection because it makes me remember and smile.

To create my card, I began by stamping the phone images over Butter Cream card stock with Candy Apple and Black Licorice inks. I then die cut them with their matching die.

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I also stamped a sentiment and a heart images over Butter Cream cardstock with black Licorice ink and Candy Apple. The little heart image belongs to another Noteworthy set called: Let’s Meet. I die cut the stamped images into a bubble text. I have to point out that the bubble text that I used is from as set called: Tag That die set that belongs to the RG Celebra’tions Collection.

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Next, I created a rectangular panel from Butter Cream card stock, and I put a Washi Tape sticker on the lower side. Additionally, I adhered a piece of Noteworthy patterned paper. After that, I adhered the panel over the card base.

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I then adhered the little phone shapes and text bubble over the card front with foam squares. To give some personality to the phones I adhered wiggle eyes with glue dots. At the end, I put Journey Glaze over the heart along with sparkle cuts and I let it dry.

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I have to say that making this card was a lot of fun. I hope you feel inspired today to create something that makes others smile. Thanks for joining me!


Noteworthy Phone Notes Stamp/Die Set

Noteworthy Let’s Meet Stamp/Die Set

Noteworthy Prints

Note This Washi Tape Stickers

FSJ Black Licorice Ink Pad

FSJ Candy Apple Ink Pad

FSJ Candy Apple Card stock

FSJ Sparkle Cuts

FSJ Journey Glaze 2oz

FSJ Foam Squares

FSJ Glue Dots

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Super cute card by Mariana! This card would definitely make someone smile! Are you a fan of snail mail? I love creating handmade cards and projects to share with others. If you create and share with others, please share HERE for my Make, Live, Share movement!

Have an amazing day!