Showing posts with label 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Forever Fern - Split Stamping Note Cards

Hello and welcome back to my blog; I have a project for you this time instead of a tip.  If you missed my post of refilling your ink pads you can click here to view it.  A week or so ago I saw Jennifer McGuire share a technique video on her channel and I just had to try it.  Her technique just spoke to me and it made perfect sense.  I had an Ah Ha moment, so my cards today are using her technique well kind of anyway.  She and stamped and die cut the images and did it but I just stamped my images.  I will share the ink to her blog so you can watch the video here.  Which will all make scene a little later if you do not know what I am talking about.  Anyway here is a look at the note cards I made.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set that is in the New 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that is going live next week on June 3.  I like this set because it is not flowers, but it is still foliage.  And can be used for anyone male female it does not matter.  The Forever Fern Stamp Set allows you to create cards and accents with the detailed leaves of different foliage imagery.  It has versatile sentiments perfect on any project which is also a plus.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Tips & Tricks: 

Before I started stamping, I took a piece of 5” x 7” piece of Whisper White Cardstock, a pencil, and a T-ruler and marked the center, which was at 3 ½” on my cardstock size.  Next, I stamped the images from the stamp set in Soft Seafoam, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock Classic Inks onto my Whisper White Cardstock right down the center line that I created.  I let some of the images overlap just a little in each of the colors.  I could not let them overlap to much because this is a distinktive stamp and it loses its details if the images overlap too much.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

After that I took my whisper white piece to the Paper Trimmer and lined it up at the middle point and cut it in half.  I then cut it down to the size I needed for my note cards.  But I decided I wanted to tie in the Just Jade color (by the way if you are wondering where I picked all these colors they are in the new Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper) so I cut them down just a little bit more to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

I layered up my stamped cardstock onto a piece of Just Jade cardstock that I cut at 3 3/8” x 4 7/8”.  And then layered that onto my Whisper White Note Cards.  I then stamped my sentiment onto another piece of Just Jade Cardstock that I cut at 7/8” x 3 3/8”.  I stamped the Hello sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink in the center of this piece.  I attached it to the note card with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Just Jade Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

That finished off two note cards with just one piece of cardstock.  Again, I said it was an Ah Ha moment.  I am sure you are slapping your head the way I did when I first saw this done.   This technique is a great way to make a lot of cards in a smaller amount of time.  Thanks for dropping back by today, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday.  Remember to think about those that have passed that have served the tomorrow and say a little prayer in their honor. 

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If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can order them in my online store, and the new products will be available June 3.  Now if you can not wait until the catalog goes live next week you can still add the new items to the Ultimate Bundle and join my team.  You can get $125 in products for only $99 with free shipping.  It is always the best deal in any catalog!  Plus, you get all the perks of being on my team of Kinsmon Crafters along with your 20% discount and the ability to order from new catalogs before everyone else and actually get your catalog early as well.  

Three main reasons to Join!  

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

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.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

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.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 


Friday, May 15, 2020

Forever Greenery Box Tutorial How To - Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Ca...

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the project I made Wednesday, during my Weekly Facebook Live.  This week I changed gears a little bit from what I had originally planned and created a box using products from the upcoming New 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I had originally planned to share this same box with products from the All Dressed Up Suite from the January-June Mini Catalog.  But, I decided to feature the new 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade, and some of the products from the Forever Greenery Suite instead.  Here's a look at my project.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Sneak Peek, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks: 

This is actually a super easy project to put together, it must be I did it three times.  This is the same box that I shared yesterday for the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop, but using products from the World of Good Suite, if you missed that post you can click here to see it.  I also created it before my Facebook Live in the All Dressed Up Products I will share that with you in the coming days so you will be able to see just how changing the up a few items can completely change the looks of your a projects.  I started my Forever Greenery Box with a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut at 8 1/2 x 10 1/2.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Sneak Peek, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I scored the Thick Whisper White cardstock with my Simply Score Scoring Tool on the 10 1/2" side at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 1/2", & 8 1/2".  Next I turned it around to the 8 1/2" side and scored at 2" & 6 1/2".  After that it was just a matter of cutting the score lines, and putting it together.  The Video Tutorial will walk you step by step on how to cut your cardstock.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Sneak Peek, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Next it was time to adhere the Designer Series Paper to my Just Jade Mats to create the layers for the top, and all four sides of the box.  I cut the Just Jade cardstock; one at 2 3/4" x 4 1/4", two pieces at 1 3/4" x 4 1/4", and two pieces for the sides at 1 3/4" x 2 3/4".  The Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper was cut 1/4" smaller for all the pieces on the top and bottom.  The top DSP piece was cut at 2 1/2 x 4", and the front and back pieces measure 1 1/2" x 4".  And, the two side pieces measure 1 1/2 x 2 1/2".  I adhered them with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue after glueing the box base together.  

Forever Fern Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Sneak Peek, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

To finish off the box I added one of the elements from the Forever Gold Speciality Designer Series Paper to the top of the box with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" and stamped my sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Garden Green Classic Ink.  And, then added it to the center of the Gold Laser Die cut with a few more Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Video Tutorial: 


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If you would like to get you hot little hands on these products they will be out on June 3, 2020 or you can join my team and add them to your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalog you get $125 in products for only $99 with free shipping.  Plus you get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demonstrator.  If you have questions about joining please feel free to message me.  

Three main reasons to Join!  

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

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed this little sneak peek of some of the new products coming from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, be on the look out for a few more in the coming weeks.  I am working hard on my Online BOGO Sale and will be announcing that date very soon, you will not want to miss it.  

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.

Product List: