Showing posts with label #simplestamping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #simplestamping. Show all posts

Monday, January 18, 2021

Prized Peony & Heal Your Heart Simple Gift Set - Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a great idea for a quick simple gift set of handmade cards that you can make with very few supplies and make up a few and have on hand when you need a quick little gift for someone.  Here's a look at my card and the gift set I whipped up. 

A Quick and simple gift idea using the Prized Peony and Heal your Heart Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Simple Birthday Card - Hooray to You Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a sweet little card for you that's not only sweet but it's a simple stamping card perfect for a new crafter.  This card only uses stamps ink and paper which makes it perfect for someone that's just starting out.  I used the Hooray to You Stamp Set which is in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the 2020-2021 Beginners Brochure too.  I showcased the 2020-2022 In Colors as well.  Here's a look at my simple stamping card today. 

Today I have a Simple Birthday Card for you using the Hooray to You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Step It Up! Warm & Toasty Watercolor Cards - Facebook Live Replay

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my Warm & Toasty Watercolor cards that I made last night during my weekly Facebook Live.  If you have never joined me for a Facebook Live I go live on Wednesday normally around 3 pm CST on my Facebook Business Page.  

Watercolor pencil tips and tricks using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set click to learn more

This week I shared how to make a Christmas card using the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set from the August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  I also share with you three different versions of the same card one for Beginner crafters, one for a Casual Crafter, and one for the Avid Crafter.  

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Little Lace SIP Card - Stamps Ink & Paper

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made to send out to three of my Kinsmon Crafters Team members that just had their Anniversary being a Demonstrator.  So, I wanted to make them a little card to celebrate the occasion.  It took me a little while to figure out what set to use but I ended up using the A Little Lace Stamp Set.  I love this stamp set but haven't used it a lot so I thought it would be perfect for these Stampin' Anniversary Cards.  Here's a look at the card.  

I created this card so just using Stamps, Ink, and Paper.  This would be a great beginner crafter card and one that is easily mass produced because it is just stamps ink and paper.  I started out by cutting all the paper for the three cards.  My card base is Cinnamon Cider Cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".  I then took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was cut at 3 3/4" x 5" and stamped the lace image onto it using the hinge technique and my Stamparatus using Cinnamon Cider Ink.  

I then attached it to my card base with Stampin' Seal Adhesive.  Next I stamped the floral image from the A Little Lace Stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock cut at 3" x 4".  I used my Wink of Stella to color the large flower.  This gave a little bit of a color wash to the flower and made it stand out just a little bit more.  I love the slight watercolor effect that this gives to the cards, and it adds a little more interest.  I attached this panel to a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock and popped the panel up on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

You can see in the above picture how it adds dimension to the card.  To finish all the cards off I will add a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White Cardstock to the inside so I can write my personal message to each of my team members that just celebrated their anniversary with the team and Stampin' Up!.  Let me go ahead and mention that if you spend anywhere close to $100 on your Stampin' Up! orders then you should join my team and start getting a discount on your orders as well as all the other benefits to being part of the Kinsmon Crafters and Stampin' Up! family.  You can read all about the benefits here.  You get $125 in products with your choice with free shipping on your starter kit for only $99.00.  It's the Ultimate Deal all the time!  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you to save to your Pinterest Boards in case you want to recreate this card with all the key elements listed to make it easy for you to remember what was used.  If you want to check out all my Project Recipes you can do so by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day and remember that if you need any of the supplies that you have seen you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item or items in the shopping list below  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 




Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by September 11th  and get invited to my September Monthly Card Class as a Thank You.  ($25 value)     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 August, you will receive the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


I am very close to earning the 2021 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui and your orders can help me get there.  I am running a few special promotions until the end of September to not only help me earn this trip but to help you save a little cash as well.   

Join me for an exclusive Online Stamp a Stack for World Card Making Day!  This is an exclusive event for my customers.  We will make 10 different cards during the event you can use whatever stamp sets you would like.  To join me it’s super simple place a $100 order before shipping and taxes in my online store using the provided host code attached to this link.  I will send you an invitation to this exclusive event.  You will not find these projects posted anywhere online.  And, at the end you will have a stack of cards to send out for World Card Making Day this year and all year long.  




I will have a new smaller promotion each week that runs from Tuesday of one week till Monday of the following week.  You will find the smaller promotions posted on my Facebook Business page each week.  So be watching for those as well.  Some promotions will only last a couple days.  Shop Now for this offer! 


With each $1000 I earn I will be cutting off a chain from my Maui or Bust Countdown Chain. 


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

My Meadow Happy Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing with you a card I made this week using the My Meadow Stamp Set.  I can not believe that I've not played with this stamp set since I got it back in November at Centerstage.  I think I was a little intimidated by it.  I thought it would be a little harder to create with than it really was.  But it was quite easy.  Here's a look at today's card.  



All I used for this card was the stamp set, a little ink, and a little cardstock.  I know right!  Can you believe that this was created with just stamps ink and paper.  I started out by stamping the gazebo in Soft Suede Classic Ink where I wanted it to be.  Then I added the ground in Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink.  I stamped it a couple times and decided where it overlapped looked likes little hills.  


Next I stamped the set of tree trunks in the background first.  Then I stamped the larger tree trunk in the stamp set in the foreground.  All the tree trucks were all stamped in Soft Suede Classic Ink.  I then added the leaves with a combination of first and second generation stamping in Garden Green Classic Ink on to of the trunks.  I then stamped the water with Coastal Cabana Classic Ink in the foreground.  I justed used one stamp to create the water.  I just flipped it around to fit into the each area.  


To finish off the card I added the stamped background to a Pear Pizzazz mat and stamped the sentiment onto a Pear Pizzazz piece and made a fishtail banner.  I popped the sentiment up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the completed matted card front to a Garden Green card base.  And that finished the card.  Thanks for dropping by today if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.

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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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers Note Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you little sneak peek of some upcoming products with a note card that I Made using the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Here is a look at my project for today.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Whisper White note cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set: 

The Celebrate Sunflower (New in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog: will allow you to honor and celebrate friendships with heartfelt sentiments and a stunning set of sunflower images.  The stamp set features wonderful line art sunflowers and leaves that are perfect to color with your favorite coloring media.   The large sunflower image is great for a card front as well as elements on your cards.  I featured it today on my note card.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Whisper White note cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

This is a cling mount stamp set so it will stay in place on your block no matter what you are using it for.  There are eight stamps in the set four of which are line art images.  You have the large sunflower, which is one of my favorites, a smaller sunflower image with leaves attached, and two sets of different size leaves.  Along with some great mixed font sentiments.  The deeply etched images will give you excellent detail as you can see with my little note card today.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Whisper White note cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Note Cards Perfect for Any Reason: 

I used the large sunflower to stamp all over my note card in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink.  I stamped it in a triangular pattern to add visual interest to the note card.  I then added the large leaf image stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink to fill in some of the white space on the note card.  This is a perfect example of some simple stamping.  Anyone could create this not card, from beginning crafters to someone that has been doing it for years that just needs to make a bunch of cards quick.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Whisper White note cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I love to make note cards for some occasions because they are the perfect size to be tucked into someone’s lunch, bag, or anywhere.  Plus, they come in a pack of 20 with envelopes so you have plenty to work with.  Another great thing about them is they are ready for you to make and send, no cutting needed if you do not want to add any additional layers.  I only added one additional layer to my note card today.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock after stamping the sunflower image on it.  First, I stamped the sunflower off before stamping on the 1 1/16th x 2 ¾” piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive Classic Ink and cut a fishtail banner on one end.  I added it to the note card with a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Whisper White note cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

To finish off my note card I did stamp the large sunflower on the front of the envelope to have a matching presentation to the recipient.  I also stamped it on one corner of the flap.  

Get Your Hands On New Products Before June 3rd: 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my little simple stamping note card, and that you have been inspired to give it a try.  Remember that the products in the new catalog can not be purchased until June 3, 2020.  If you would like to get your hands on them early you can add them to your starter kit when you join my team this month.  The starter kit is always the best deal in the catalog; for only $99 you get to pick out $125 worth of products with Free Shipping.  Plus, you get at least a 20% discount on all orders while you are a demonstrator.  Think of it like buying a membership to Costco.  But, instead of just a membership card you get a discount on all your orders, plus you get to shop a full month early from any of the new catalogs.  

Three main reasons to Join!  

  1.        You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
  2.   2.  You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
  3. .      Access to directions to all my online classes 

I All Ready Know I Want to Join!  Sign Me UP!

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 May 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini 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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