Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Creative Stampers October Blog Hop - Coming Home

 Hello and welcome to this months Creative Stampers Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring the Trimming the Town Suite in from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.  This is a cute little suite and when you  purchase of the Coming Home Stamp Set or the Coming Home Bundle Stampin' Up! is donating a portion of the sales to charity.  Here's a look at my alternative card for my October 2020 Creative Stampers Tutorial Project.  

Creative Stampers October 2020 Blog Hop - Coming Home - Rick Adkins

I created a card today using the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (which by the way is currently part of the October Designer Series Paper Sale going on now!  Click here for details.) I wanted to showcase just how easy this designer series paper is to create cards with.  So, my card has no stamping whatsoever.  I know right! Everything that you see on my card today came from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper except I did use a few of the Trimming the Town embellishments.  

Creative Stampers October 2020 Blog Hop - Coming Home - Rick Adkins

I started out by cutting my card base (Thick Whisper White) to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2".  I folded it in half and then cut two mats from Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  One 4" x 5 1/4" and one that was 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".  I cut the designer series paper to 3 3/4" x 5" and 3" x 4".  My little sentiment strips come from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper also I just found the sentiment strips that I wanted from one of the sheets and cut them out and attached them to the card front.  

Creative Stampers October 2020 Blog Hop - Coming Home - Rick Adkins

I can see how some people may be intimidated by this pack of DSP and may not think to use it.  But it actually is quite versatile.  You have a couple sheets that you can create scene cards with, and some that are just patterns.  I used both on my card today.  When I started cutting my paper this image with the church just spoke to me.  So, I wanted to showcase it on my card today.  Each month the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Group creates a set of tutorials around a suite of products, stamp set, Bundle or theme that we give away to our customers that make any size purchase each month.  We also sale the tutorial bundle for $22.00 US to anyone that would like to purchase it.  

Creative Stampers October 2020 Blog Hop - Coming Home - Rick Adkins

Thanks for dropping by today and hopping along with us for this month's blog hop.  Below you will find the blog roll with all the hoppers.  You will also find the Stampin' Up! Shopping list below that if you need any of the products you have seen today.  I highly suggest you grab a pack or two of this designer series paper while it's on sale and other products from the Trimming the Town Suite.   The Trimming the Town Suite captures the feel of a Hometown Christmas with it's whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings. Customize a scene; it's easy to make each one unique. Here's a sneak peek of my project in this month's tutorial bundle, I can not show you the actual project but I can give you a little peek at what I created.  

Creative Stampers October 2020 Blog Hop - Coming Home - Rick Adkins

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Out with the Old and In with the New!

New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  

If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  

The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  

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  1. Rick, That is Brilliant making it into a church. Love it!

  2. Lovely card Rick, creative use of the DSP and the sentiment strips! LOVE!


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