Saturday, August 31, 2019

Rick's Saturday Simple Stamping Episode 30: A Simple Fall Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the next Episode of Rick's Saturday Simple Stamping.  In this Episode I am going to share with you how to create a Fall themed Birthday card using products from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I created this card using the Here's A Card Stamp Set (from the Annual Catalog) and Gather Together Stamp Set (from the 2019 Holiday Catalog).  I have given you both the A2 size measurements for the US and Canada and the A4 measurements for everywhere else in the blog post.  Here's a look at my card for today.  

Gather Together Stamp Set, Here's a Card Stamp Set, Fall Birthday Card, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!
I started off today's card by cutting a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock (146979) in half to make a portrait style card (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 the finished size is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 or 14.9 cm x 21 cm) so cut your cardstock according to your top folding card measurements.  I then stamped the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set (150589) in Merry Merlot Classic ink (147112) around the card.  Once this was complete, I stamped the pumpkins from the same set on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (100730) that measured 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 (11.8 cm x 6.3 cm) using Smoky Slate Classic Ink (147113).  I then stamped Happy Birthday from the Here's a Card Cling Stamp Set (149438) in the same Smoky Slate ink close to the bottom.  I added a little of the 1/4" Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon (149480) to this layer at the top and added a knot.  I then adhered this to a Night of Navy Cardstock (100867) mat cut at 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 (12 cm x 6.5 cm).  The Whisper White layer was added to the Night of Navy mat with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  Once I had everything mounted I added it to the card base on Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).
Gather Together Stamp Set, Here's A Card Stamp Set, Rick Adkins, Fall Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!
To finish off the card I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the inside of the card cut at 4 x 5 1/4 (14.4 cm x 10 cm).  I stamped the large leaf in the bottom corner of the Whisper White layer in Merry Merlot ink and adhered it to the card base.  I then decorated the Whisper White Medium Envelope (107301) flap with the same images on the card with the same two colors.   This allowed everything to tie in.  On front of the envelope I just stamped the pumpkins in the bottom left hand corner with Smoky Slate ink.  That way I have the perfect coordination all the way around the card to give me a perfect presentation when sent to the recipient.
Gather Together Stamp Set, Here's a Card stamp Set, #simplestamping, Fall birthday Card, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Bird Ballad RAK Card Received from Victoria Hevener

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Random Act of Kindness card I received back in June from Victoria Hevener.  Victoria created this really fabulous card and and sent out.  I was super happy to open this little gift in the mail.  Here's a look at her card. 

I am not quite sure how she created this lovely card but I have my thoughts on how I would create it.  To recreate her card I would first stamp all the images on a piece of whisper white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black around the card.  Next I would add a piece of post it tape to the section I wanted the first line.  I would then use my Stampin' Blends to color up to that line and around all the images.  I think the top color is the light Night of Navy blend, and the other two colors was Seaside Spray light and dark.  Going down to the next section the above steps was repeated and then again.  in the lightest color. 
To finish off the card the card front was added to a basic black card base.  The sentiment was stamped on whisper white and then cut out using the stitched label dies.  She cut one of the flowers out either from the designer series paper or after coloring it.  She added a vellum strip made into fish tail banners. 
Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you have enjoyed Victoria's card as much as I did. 
Happy Stampin' 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Gift of Fall

Hello and welcome to my blog for my second blog post for today.  This month's kit was a super cute kit that featured Fall themed gift bags and tags.  We also had the option of purchasing a matching add on kit also.  This months Paper Pumpkin Kit was titled Gift of Fall.  I shared earlier this kit and the projects from that kit earlier today you can click here to see that post.  For my alternative projects this month I came up with three super cute projects.  Here's a look at my projects.
I came up with three cards and a super cute little box using additional products along with products from this month's kit.  The first card I came up with was the Pretty Peacock card here.
I started out with a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I stamped the leaf image from this month's stamp set all around the card base in Pretty Peacock ink.

Next I added one of the white tags in the center of the card.  I then added the crushed curry circle from this month's kit to the center of the banner with a few stampin' dimensionals.  I then added two of the vellum leaves one of the pretty peacock striped leaf and one of the craft leaf.  I added all the leaves with mini glue dots tucked under the crushed curry circle with the multicolored branches on it.

I then stamped my sentiment on one of the banners in Merry Merlot and added that to the center of the circle using stampin' dimensionals.  I then added a few of the gold self adhesive sequins to the card front.  I added some of the crushed curry seam binding ribbon that I made into a bow and attached with a mini glue dot.

To finish off my card I added a piece of whisper white cardstock that I stamped the branch on the left hand side in pretty peacock ink.  This finished off my first card.
Next I created the little box using some Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the Perfect Parcel dies.  It took one piece of cardstock to create this box.  Once I had everything cut out I used the Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamped the branch around the side of the box.

Once I had the pieces cut out stamped and the ink dried I added some tear and tape and put the box together.  Once it was together I created my tag for the box.  I used one of the crushed curry circles for the main part of the tag along with one of the labels.  I stamped my sentiment on the tag and added it to the circle using stampin' dimensionals.  I then added some of the Crushed Curry Seam binding to around the box and tied it in a pretty bow.  I added the tag to the top of the box with dimensionals attached to the ribbon that way I could slide the tag and ribbon off without having to untie it.

I finished this project off by adding a few of the gold self adhesive sequins to the tag and around the circle.

For the third project today I created another card that matched my little box.  I used a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4).
I stamped the branch in the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink going up the left hand side of the card base and then I added the multicolored banner to the card base one of the Merry Merlot circles and a little of the twine.  Next I stamped the sentiment in the same Delicata ink on one of the die cuts and added this to the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then added one of the vellum leafs.  These leafs are so pretty they have a watercolor look to them but I didn't have to do any of the work to create them.  I then added some of the Blackberry bliss leaves and the crumb cake leaves.  
I finished off the card by adding a piece of whisper white to the inside and a few of the sequins to the card front.  
I hope that you have enjoyed my little projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  If you are viewing this post on my Wordpress site you will need to click here to view the Blog Roll.  Thanks for dropping by.  
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August 2019 Paper Pumpkin The Gift of Fall

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the projects from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit The Gift of Fall.  This was a super fun kit that made gift bags and tags for the Fall season.  There was an additional add-on kit offered for those that wanted to make cards but I kept forgetting to order the add-on kit.  Yes, that's the story of my life, I would mean to everytime I placed an order and then I would get side tracked by all the other pretty things and forget to do so.  I think if you are still a subscriber there are some left, I am okay with not ordering it because I created my own alternative projects that you will see in another post later today. This post is all about the kit itself and the projects that it made.  Here's a look at the projects from the August Kit.
I actually enjoyed making the tags and the gift bags from this month's kit way more than I thought I would.  I am not big on making projects like this and would prefer to make cards instead, but again I had a fun time crafting away the other night and made all the bags and tags from the this month's kit.  I used the tissue paper that comes in the box each month for the bags.  I have them all folded up ready to use when I need a little gift bag this Fall.

Bag & Tag #1: 

This was the first bag and tag set that I made using the kit.  I tired very hard to follow the instructions as written, but I am pretty sure I ended up skipping the directions and just following the picture on the front of the instructions instead.

I laid out everything and got it ready in two different stacks for each set of projects.  I find this to be the most useful tip when I do any of the Stampin' Up! kits.  If I leave everything in the box and try to do one project at a time I get overwhelmed.  It's much more comforting to me to just go ahead and lay everything out into groups before I get started.  But, you have to find the system that works for you.

This little bag and tag used the multicolored tag, the Merry Merlot stitched circle (yes, its' stitched) I never would have noticed that unless I had seen it in real life.  You can't really tell in any of the photos I've seen.   The Blackberry Bliss leaves, the crumb cake leaf, some of the twine and the ribbon plus my punched sentiment piece once i had all that laid out I was ready to go.  I stamped the sentiment part of the tag first and then started layering everything else up together.  These went really quick which are what must Paper Pumpkin projects are designed to do; to give you about a thirty minute crafting break each month.  Plus, they are great for people that don't have or want a lot of supplies.

Bag & Tag #2: 

The second design was just as much fun as the first.  This tag used the white banner, the Crushed Curry Circle with the gorgeous wreath pattern on it, the Pretty Peacock leaf the vellum pieces, and some of the twine and ribbon.  I was suppose to use a few of the crumb cake leaves but I ended up forgetting to use them so it was totally okay.  Remember I wasn't reading the instructions and didn't pay close enough attention to the picture.  But, it worked out fine and it's just as cute as the intended tag.  So no harm no foul right.  

I love the vellum pieces on this tag, they are so pretty, and they make such an impact on your project.  I also like instead of a bow on this bag it was designed with just a nice little knot tied to the bag handle with long ribbon streamers.  I love this look and would not have thought of it without the picture from the August Kit I wouldn't have do it.  It's just such a super simple technique and adds such an interesting look;  I think it's so simple that you just wouldn't think about doing the ribbon that way.  Mind Blown!  

So What Came In This Month's Kit: 

So what all came in this month's kit you may be asking, well I am going to share all that with you also.  Here's a look at all the supplies that came in this month's $22 monthly subscription kit.  
The kit came with all the little gift bags and the tag bases, the die cut pieces needed to make the tags, the beautiful Fall themed printed vellum die cuts, all the labels, die cut circles, the leaf punch outs two packs of different sized adhesive backed gold sequins, adhesive, a Merry Merlot Stampin' Spot, and the exclusive Photopolymer stamp set that you can continue to use.  Yes all that came in this super inexpensive kit.  I know right what a great deal.  
Here's a little look at the stamp set from this month's kit.  You can see you have a great selection of sentiments for the Fall gift giving season as well as that cute little leaf/berry stamp.  I had so much fun playing with this sent on my alternative projects for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop that goes live at 8 am today, so you're going to want to check back and see all the great alternative projects that have been created.

So What's Coming Next Month: 

Well, all we know is that the September Kit is a Halloween themed kit and will make 20 frightfully festive food safe treat boxes.  As far as what they look like or what the kit it self looks like we don't have a clue.  We also know that it's in a super fun designed Halloween themed box.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and you have kids or grand kids in school and you want to make treats for their Halloween party at school I would totally suggest signing up.  If you need 32 treats you may want to sign up for two.  After you get this kit and make the projects there's no commitment to keep your subscription.  But, why not get everything you need for those frightful treats for one low cost.  
In the same respect I would suggest that if you don't like making treat boxes and you're a subscriber you may want to skip the September kit, so far there has been mention of another add-on kit to change the projects to cards as we had with this month's kit.  Remember you control your subscription, you can cancel and skip any month you choice.  

If you do want to subscribe and get the September kit you will want to do so by September 10th.  You can click here and go to the subscription page.  Each kit costs $22 plus tax and comes straight to your mail box with all the crafty fun ready to go.  If you're a new subscriber you will get a clear block in your first kit to get you started stamping.  You really can not beat the price, for super fun projects ready to assemble right in your mail box. You do have to live in the United States to subscribe so there is that.  

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Happy Stampin' 

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Butterfly Wishes for PCC#349

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Themed Challenge.  This week we have a very summery theme for you to play along.  I will share the inspiration photo shortly.  I picked the  Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set to create my card for today.  This Cling stamp set features photorealistic Butterflies that could take flight any moment.
Here's a look at my card.

Here's a look at the inspiration photo that inspired my card today.  You can click on the image below and be flutter away to the Paper Craft Crew site and see what the other design team members have created.

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Since the inspiration image featured butterflies and blooms it was pretty easy to figure what stamp set to use.  I picked the Butterfly Wishes stamp set which features deep etched images so you can get superior stamped images each time.  Once the stamp set was picked it was just a matter of figuring out the colors.  I picked Soft Sea Foam for my main color.  And, then Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, and Granny Apple Green for supporting colors.  I also threw in a little delicata copper ink to the card front and to the sentiment.  
Once I stamped the sentiment on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock I added copper embossing powder and heat seat it.  I used my Rectangle  Stitched Dies to cut out some of the cardstock.  Once I put everything together with just a little adhesive.  

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you will take time and play along, with us this week.  
Happy Stampin' 

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