Friday, May 31, 2019

May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Hugs from Shelli

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the projects from the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit and give you a little sneak peek of the June 2019 Kit.  The May create was inspired and co designed by Stampin' Up!'s Co-Founder Shelli Gardner.  Shelli has a very classic style to her projects and she loves heat embossing so I was surprised that this kit didn't have a little embossing with it.  But everything else was so Shelli.  This was a super fun kit and was the first kit to be offered in the international market.  Which was very special for everyone.  I shared a few alternative projects for this kit yesterday for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  I will link that post here.  The blog hop yesterday was so fun and all the projects were wonderful you will differently want to check them out.  Here's a look at the cards from this month's kit as intended.

The May Kit focused on four note cards each with a different design.  You made three of each design.  I used some of mine to create my alternative cards in yesterday's post.  The May kit also came in a special box, which is so pretty.  I can also tell you that the kit coordinates with the Bird Ballard Suite in the upcoming Catalog.  Paper Pumpkin is such a great deal, you get everything in the box that you need for each project.  All the instructions on printed in the flyer on the inside.  You also get a exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and all the components for the cards.  Here's a look at what came in this month's kit.
That's a lot of product for such a small price point.  Starting in June the Price for a monthly kit will be $22.00 per kit with the monthly subscription.  You can also purchase Paper Pumpkin as a gift for someone with one of the Prepaid Subscriptions.  The Prepaid Subscriptions are as followed; 1 month $21.00, 3 months $63.00, 6 months $114.00 (you save $1 per kit), and 12 months $220 (you buy 11 and get the 12th month free with this option) you do have to pay the shipping costs & taxes with the Prepaid Subscriptions up front , where with the monthly subscription you are only paying taxes. 

June Kit Sneak Peek: 

The June kit makes it easy for you to scatter sunshine this summer—whenever, with whomever.  Not only do you get 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes, but you also are provided with an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go.  And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and ink spot that completes every Paper Pumpkin kit!
If the video above isn't showing up if you are viewing this post in your email click here to see the sneak peek.  
If you would like to get the June Kit you have to sign up by June 10th.  And you will be all set to get this fun box of creativity in your mailbox each month.  Click here to sign up and join the fun.  
I hope that you have enjoyed this little look at the May kit, make sure you check out yesterday's post with the alternative projects.  If you want to join the fun once again make sure you sign up for the June Kit by June 10th, after the 10th you are signing up for the July Kit.  Thanks for dropping by today.   
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Discounts for the Last Chance List

I just wanted to let you know that the last chance list will be discounted.  The discount pricing will go into effect at 12:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, May 30.  We’re approaching the end of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and that means the Last-Chance Products list as well.  With the final days, coming closer Stampin' Up! has  identified some items that they will now discount up to 30%.
This is an opportunity for you to get some last-minute items you have been looking at but wanted but haven't ordered yet, so l am letting you  know so that you can get these discounted products while they last!
Click here  to see the list of discounted last-chance products for the Occasions Catalog. Click here to see the list of discounted last-chance products for the 2018 Annual Catalog.  The selected product offering and discounts will vary.

Again these items are all while supplies last so don't delay and get them now. 

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Thanks for dropping bye today.
Happy Shopping 
Rick Adkins 

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Hugs From Shelli Kit

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a few alternative projects using the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit Hugs from Shelli.  I am super excited to play with this kit which was designed with Shelli Gardner Stampin' Up!'s Co-Fonder.  This was a super fun kit to play with and I may have been a little over zealous with my alternatives this month.  So let's jump into them right now.
 So for my projects this month I created not one card but five different designs and did two of each design plus created a large gift box that would hold all ten card, envelopes and with a little room for more.  This was super fun today. I kept my cards on the simple side.  I used five pieces of cardstock to create each card plus the note cards that came in this month's kit.  I did throw in a couple scraps of whisper white cardstock to finish off my sentiments.  Here's a look at my cards.

,For two of the card designs I had to cut the note cards in half to have enough to make all 10 cards.  So once I had these all made I needed someplace to put them so I created a large gift box that will hold all 10 cards plus envelopes for each.  This makes for a super quick and easy gift.  Here's my gift box.
I used a couple pieces of cardstock to make the box and a little designer series paper.  The designer Series paper you see comes from the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper Stack (new in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog).  From this month's kit I used some of the die cut elements and the Pretty Peacock Velvet ribbon.  This box is super easy to make as you will see in my video tutorial.
If you are viewing this post via email you will need to click the image below to see the video.
Thanks for dropping bye today; I hope that you have enjoyed my alternative projects this month and that you will take the time to hop all the way along the blog hop. We have some special guests with us this month so I know you will want to check them out.  If you are viewing this post on my wordpress site you will need to click here to view the blog roll.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Rick's 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalog NEW Ribbon Share

I have decided to do a ribbon share again this year, and today I am announcing it. Below you will find the details! 

Shares are a great way to get a lot of new products to try in smaller proportions and at a smaller cost.  This is why I do ribbon and paper shares for you.  I like to be able to save you guys as much as possible.  I am not going to lie these are a lot of work, and I usually have to hire a friend or family to help me get them all together with all the cutting and packaging it takes a few days and lots of hours to pull these off for you.  But, its totally worth it to me to help you save a little money on these items. 

Here's what's included in this years ribbon share.

Ribbon Share:
Cost:   $29.00 plus $8.00 shipping
  • Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack 
    • 1 yard Mossy Meadow Linen Thread 
    • 1  yard Linen Ribbon
  • Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon (2 Yards) 
  • Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim (2 Yards) 
  • Petal Pink 5/8" Organdy Stripped Ribbon (2 Yards) 
  • Sahara Sand 5/8" Woven Thread Trim (1 Yard) 
  • Rococo Rose 1/2" Gathered Ribbon (2 yards) 
  • Old Olive/Petal Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon (2 Yards)
  • Purple Posy  Scalloped Linen Ribbon (2 Yards) 
  • Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon (2 Yards)
  • Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon (2 Yards) 
  • Denim Ribbon 3/8" (2 yards)
  • Crinkled Seam Binding 3/8" (2 yards) 
  • 3/8" Tricolor Ribbon (2 Yards) 
That's 29 yards of Brand NEW different ribbon to try for only $29.00.  Which is about a fourth of what it would cost to order all the these ribbons at one time. I break my ribbon shares into groups of fives so the first five people that sign up are group one, then the next five will be group two so on and so fourth.  Just to know that I will not order group 1 shares until it is completely full same thing with each group.  Each group has to be full before I will order everything.
Due to Stampin' Up! policy I can not have all the supplies on hand and have to order them once everyone has signed up and paid.  So it usually takes about a week after I order for me to get everything back to me then cut it and repackage it to get it ready to send out to you, sometimes this may take a little longer or less all depending.

  Depending on if there are back orders (hopefully not but you never know with how popular our new products have been)
  • May 28 - June 3 Sign Up
  • June 3 - All invoices must be paid
  • June 4- Rick will order all the ribbons for the shares that are full
    • if your share isn't full I will email you with a update
  • June 14 - I should receive the order 
  • June 15 - 18 I will cut and repackage 
  • June 20 - 22 I will start mailing out the ribbon shares

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Graduation Hat Easel and Gift/Money Holder Card Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog & YouTube channel; today I am going to share with you another Graduation Gift Card/Money Holder option.  If you are like us you are differently going to be needing these right now.  We have gotten a few Graduation invitations from both friends and family.  So that means we will be sending out either gift cards or a little cash; I mean what graduate wouldn't like cash or a gift card right now.   I shared a very super quick and easy card with you yesterday that was a gift card/money holder featuring the Beautiful Promenade Stamp set and matching designer series paper.  I will link to that here so you can check that out.  My card today is actually very easy but looks more complicated.  it can also be customized to match any schools colors.  Here's a look at today's card.

Tips & Tricks: 

Like I said this is a super easy card but looks way more complicated than it really is.  It's just a couple score lines, a little stamping, and a little die cutting.  To start off you will need a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock in what ever color you need for the school of the graduate.  I did a couple different colors because we have to send them to people in different schools.  So the one in the video tutorial that you will find below in just the Merry Merlot version.  I found it super easy to find matching Stampin' Up! cardstock to each schools colors.  I did two of these types cards and the one I shared yesterday, plus one more that I will share later this week.  
I designed the card so that it could be folded up like a normal card and be placed in one of our medium envelopes, so there's no extra postage.  I also designed it so that when it opens up you can not only have a place to put a gift card or a little cash but it would act like a easel card as well.  
The Celebrate die cuts act as the stopper for the easel but it also helps as my inside sentiment.  Plus I made a place to write a message on the inside as well.  So I think I have all the bases covered so to speak.  Here's a little look at the inside.  
The basic black version is done the exact same way except I changed up a couple of the elements and the dies.  Instead of the basic black mat I used pumpkin pie, and instead of the Celebrate You Dies (Which are retiring, sadly.  So if you want them you need to get them now) I used the Well Written Dies from the Occasions Catalog as well as the Well Said Stamp Set.  On the Merry Merlot version I used Ittly Bitty Greetings.  If you are looking for a stamp set that has almost everything you will need you can find them with both these sets.  

Video Tutorial: 

If you are viewing this post via email you may have to click here to see the video.  For some reason some mail servers will not show the embedded video. 

Sizes & Dimensions: 


  • Merry Merlot Cardstock  - 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2
  • Merry Merlot Cardstock - 3 x 3 square, sliver of cardstock, 3/4" x 1" & scrap for die cutting words
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 you will need two of these
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4 x 2 1/2 you need three of these 
I gave you the cardstock that I used in the video but like I said before you can change the color as you need.   All the sizes are the same for each version.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and that you have enjoyed this video and look at my Graduation Cap Easel Card Gift Card/Money holder.  If you need any of the supplies you can pick them up in my online store 24/7.  If you want the Beautiful Promenade Stamp and Die bundle I would suggest getting them now before they are no longer at the bundle price.  Save that extra 10% on the bundle, it will no longer be a bundle after June 3, 2019.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins

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