Showing posts with label 2019 Annual Catalog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2019 Annual Catalog. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Autism Awareness Love You to Pieces Card - Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first day of April and it's also Autism Awareness Month and tomorrow is Autism Awareness Day.  So I wanted to share a card with you that shows support that you may recreate to support someone you may know with Autism.  I used some cardstock scraps, a few dies and the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set to Create my card.  Speaking of which here's a look at my card.  

Autism Awareness, Love You To Pieces, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by taking scraps of the following cardstock; Poppy Parade, Pineapple Punch, Balmy Blue, and Pacific Point and cutting all of them with the Puzzle Pieces Dies.  I then took a piece of Grid Paper and cut it down to just a little larger than 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and covered it in Snail Adhesive.  You could also use a piece of the Small Grid Paper that's for the Stamparatus.  I then began putting the cardstock puzzle pieces together alternating the colors.  Just a little note that all the pieces didn't fit exactly so I made them all work for where I wanted them to go.  You do want to use something like the Grid Paper or a piece of copy paper to attach all the pieces to because for the next step it will make the second die cutting process a lot easier.  Once that was done I could move to the next step.  

Autism Awareness, Love You To Pieces, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

After I got everything done I took the ribbon die from the Support Ribbon Dies and cut out the ribbon from the puzzle piece paper.  Now I have a Autism Awareness Ribbon with just a little work and patience.  Next I took a piece of Basic Gray Cardstock and run it through my die cutting and embossing machine with the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder.  I then attached this piece to my Thick Whisper White Card base.  I then die cut a scalloped oval from Basic Black Cardstock and a basic oval in Whisper White using the Layering Oval Dies.  I attached each oval to each other with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached the ovals to the card front.  I took the ribbon and placed on the oval with a couple stampin' dimensionals.  
Autism Awareness, Love You To Pieces Stamp Set, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then stamped the two sentiment puzzle pieces from the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set.  One was stamped with Poppy Parade Ink and the other was done in Pineapple Punch Ink.  I then used the matching dies and cut them both out.  I popped each piece with dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in the Pineapple Punch color to embellish the card, and add just a little bit more color.  

Video Tutorial: 

If you don't see the video here you can click here or the image below to watch the video. 

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you give this card a try.  You can find a full list of the supplies I used below in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rick's July Thank You Cards Featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my July Thank You Cards.  For this month's cards I picked the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set which is also the stamp set I picked for this years Summer Retreat to go.  You can read more about that here.  I thought this was the perfect Summer Stamp Set with all the lovely flowers just begging to be stamped.  Here's a look at my cards.

The Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set is a DistINKtive Stamp Set that was laser etched to create different tones and values on your projects without having to use multiple stamps or ink colors.  This set was designed to give the look of watercolor without paint brush or water.  Super cool right.  Here's a look at the stamp set and you can see why I feel in love with it when I saw it in the catalog.
You may want to have a Piercing Mat just in case.  When I first used this set I needed one but once I got my stamps seasoned I didn't have to use it as you will see in the video.  Just a little tip for you if you are in a pinch you can use a full sheet of dimensionals as that little extra cushion.  I did it a couple weeks ago while working on a presentation I did for Stampin' Up! at a Mini Demonstrator Retreat.  

I switched up the color combinations for all my cards this month, but basically kept the design the same.  There maybe a few variations but it's hand made not hallmark after all.   For this card and the one I shared in the video I used Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, and Call Me Clover.   You can see in the image above all the different tones and values created from this type of stamp.  And the best part is it was only one stamp and I didn't have to layer multiple stamps to get that look.  Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Video Tutorial: 

If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click on the image below to view the video.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have enjoyed the little look at my July Thank you cards.  Each time you order with me you will get one of the color combinations sent to you in the mail.  If you need any of the supplies you can pick them up in my online store I look forward to being your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 
Happy Stampin'

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Host Code and Free Gift:

July Host Code:  J2YFZZ34
This host code and offer only good from June 30, 2019 till July 17, 2019
  1. Spend any amount (using this month’s host code) and get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle FREE (This month we are featuring products from the Follow Your Art Suite in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog)
  2. Spend $25 (before taxes and shipping) or more using this month’s host code and get the my July Monthly Card Class Make & Takes Mailed to you FREE as a Thank you.
  3. Spend $75(before shipping and taxes) or more and get the July Monthly Make & Take Class and a bolt of the Tricolor Ribbon for FREE as a Thank You gift when you use this month’s host code.
  4. Spend $150 or more and get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle, July Monthly Card Class Make & Takes, & a Bolt of the Tricolor Ribbon for FREE as my thank you.  If your order is over $150 please don’t use the host code.  You will give up your Stampin’ Rewards if you do. 

Please remember that if you use the host code you can not use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here

You have to ways to get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  1.) Earn it FREE with a qualifying order (see above host code information).  2.) You can purchase it from my Tutorial Store for $20 US by clicking here as a Instant Download.  This month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 8 projects using products from the Follow Your Art Suite.  

Now's the perfect time to join the Stampin' Up! family with the Extra Extra Promotion.  You get $30 extra dollars in your $99 Starter Kit.  So you get to pick $155 of products.  You will also get a $10 coupon code to use in August if you sign up this month or if you sign up in August you will get the coupon code to use in September.  

Don't forget about my Slizzin Summer Promotion!  Shop now and with qualifying orders get your name in the hat for a prize draw in September.  

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