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Celebrate Sunflowers - Let's Celebrate You Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a couple cards that I made a few weeks ago using the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and matching dies.  I also shared on the video tutorial a few more tips on using your Stampin' Blends to their fullest.  Here is a look at both cards that I made using this bundle.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks:  

The Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle includes the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and the Sunflowers Dies.  Create realistic sunflower images you stamp with the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, then cut them out using the Sunflowers Dies.  The Celebrate Sunflower stamp set features the wonderful script font and the great line art images of the sunflowers and leaves that allow you to use your favorite coloring media.  Did you know that you could get this bundle FREE until June 30, 2020 when you joined my team?  Yes, you can add the Celebrate Sunflower Bundle to your starter kit this month for FREE.  I will tell you more on that a little later in this post.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I stamped my sunflowers with Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock and then colored them using my Stampin' Blends.  When I use my Stampin' Blends I usually always stamp my images on the Thick Whisper White Cardstock because the thicker paper allows for more ink to be applied to the paper which allows more pigment to be put down.  This in turns allows for a much brighter result with the coloring. 

 Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

The first card I made using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle; I used a Cinnamon Cider card base.  And added the Sunflower pattern paper from the Forevery Season Designer Series Paper Pack.  I used the reverse side of the same piece of paper for the Misty Moonlight polka-dot pattern.  This pack of designer series paper not only has flowers for every season in the designs but it also features the new 2020-2022 Stampin' Up! In Colors (Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight) and has a little Whisper White and Poppy Parade in it as well.  I used the Sunflower dies to cut out each sunflower before adding them to my card.  I also cut out the sentiment using the Tasteful Label Dies.  I added a little of the Just Jade Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack on the front to add a little country feel.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I recreated the card for my video tutorial but decided to change up the color scheme and use only one sunflower.  I wanted to see just how much doing a few little changes would or would not change the feeling of the card.  So I used Magenta Madness as my card base along with a little So Saffron Cardstock.  I colored the sunflower this time using just So Saffron Stampin' Blends and colored the center in Soft Suede.  I didn't do as much layering of the color this time.  And this was the result.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I also picked a different pattern from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper Pack and added the layers onto So Saffron Cardstock mats.  I stamped the sunflower with tuxedo black ink still so that I could color it with my Stampin' blends.  I added the label and die cut sunflower the same way with a few Stampin' Dimensionals to give both a little lift.  Instead of the Gingham ribbon this time I added a little Magenta Madness Ribbon instead.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock Assortment, For Every Season Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Video Tutorial: 


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I mentioned above that you could add the Celebrate Sunflower Bundle to your Starter Kit for FREE this month when you join my team.  Well I am going to tell you just how you can do that.  Stampin' Up! decided to do a great starter kit promotion this month.  They are allowing you to pick in bundle in the new catalog for free in addition to the $125 you can already pick in your starter kit for only $99.  So depending on the bundle that you picked that can increase the value of your starter kit by fifty something dollars.  If you added the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle as your free bundle of choice that would bring the already great value of your starter kit to $176.25 and that's not even counting the free Paper Pumpkin kit, catalogs, and business tools that will come inside your kit.  Making the value of your kit around $264.25 for only $99.  If that's not a great deal to join for you when you become part of my Kinsmon Crafters you will have access to training, monthly team Zoom meetings, my Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle for free, and access to all my class tutorials as well each month, you become part of a wonderful stamping family, and community of like minded crafters.  

With this great joining special you can pick any bundle as I mentioned above in case you are not a sunflower person.  You get to pick any stamp and tool bundle you would like to add.  Plus you pick out the contents of your starter kit!  So, you get the $125 worth of wonderful new products in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that you have already picked out on your shopping list for the $99 price.  Then you get to shop with at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demonstrator.  How even better is that.  

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day.  The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog went live on June 3, and all the products I used on my cards can now be ordered.  You will find all the items that I used today listed in the Shopping list below.  


If you would like to earn those items on your Shopping list for free this week shop my BOGO Sale and shop from my exclusive retiring products and earn your new products for FREE.  The BOGO sale ends on Thursday so there's still time to shop.  Click here to join the private Facebook group.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Use the Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in June as a Thank You. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code.  You will forfeit your Stampin' Rewards if you do; and I want you to get those rewards.


If you place any size order with me during the month of June, you will receive the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features twelve Masculine themed projects.  All the products used can be found in the new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

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Much Love,
Rick