Welcome to Seize the Stamp and thanks for stopping by! I’m Rachel – and this is the story of my crafting journey.

Originally from Canton, Ohio, I moved to London in 2005 for a Masters in Fine & Decorative Art. I met my husband in London (who is from Malmo, Sweden) and we enjoyed London life for many years. Our son was born there in 2012. We moved to Zurich, Switzerland just after his birth and have been enjoying Swiss life (which involves a lot of hiking & skiing) ever since. Our second son was born here in 2015, followed by our most recent addition, a rowdy Goldendoodle, joining our ranks in 2020.

I began scrapbooking at a young age – I have always adored anything to do with paper, inks & stamps. My mother was an avid quilter and created a business with that passion. I learned at a young age that a creative outlet was an essential part of everyday happiness. I began card-making and sharing creations on my blog in 2010. When my 2nd son was born, I took a break from creating & blogging. After a house-building project and subsequent move, I am finally back in my craft room & rediscovering my passion for card-making & scrapbooking.

I have had the honor of being on several design teams, including Elle’s Studio, Neat & Tangled, Pretty Pink Posh 10-minute Craft Dash, Paper Smooches Spark Challenge and more. This industry is full of amazing, generous and talented artists & I am so grateful to be returning to this inspired community.

Design Publications

Cards Magazine

November 2011 (1 card)
April 2012 (5 cards)

Paper Crafts Magazine

Card Creations, vol. 10 (3 cards)
Stamp It, vol. 9 (2 cards)
March/April 2013 (2 cards)
Card Creations, vol. 11 (4 cards)
Stamp It – Card Challenges (2 cards)
Card Creations for Him (1 card)
Practical Solutions for Paper Crafts, vol. 2  (1 card)
Card Creations vol. 12 – (2 cards)
August 2014 (1 card)
 Cool Tools, vol. 2 (1 card)