Showing posts with label Bird Ballad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bird Ballad. Show all posts

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thanks for Being You - Free As A Bird - Stampin' Up! Simple Stamping Saturday

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have another Simple Stamping Card for you.  Today's card is a simple one layer card.  I used the Free As A Bird Stamp Set from the 2019 Annual Catalog, along with some a little simple coloring.  Simple stamping is all about going back to the basics for people that may not have a lot of experience stamping or that are just learning.  Here's a look at today's Simple Stamping Card.

I started out by taking a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Thick Whisper White Cardstock and stamping the image of the very cute little birds on the branch in Soft Suede Ink and colored them very loosely with a few stampin' blends.  I used the following colors (all the dark blends) no blending for some very simple coloring; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Petal Pink.  I colored in the branch with the Soft Suede Dark Blend, and the leaves with Mossy Meadow.  The flowers were done with Calypso Coral. 

I then stamped the smaller branch from the set with Mossy Meadow Ink at the top along with the small bloom.  I added a few of the small flower image from the stamp set to fill in some areas and add a little extra color to the card with Calypso Coral Classic Ink.  I then added just a little more color to the leaves at the top with my Mossy Meadow blends.  Just roughly coloring them in and not adding a ton of color to not over saturate the cardstock.

To finish off my simple card I added the sentiment in Mossy Meadow above the branch with the birds perched on it on the left-hand side.  Simple stamping cards would be great to create a bunch right now during the Covid-19 pandemic to give to people that are out working.  They would be great to send to send to first responders, your mail person, people working at the grocery store or someone you may encounter or know that may need a little pick me up.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't 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 March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  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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Friday, August 30, 2019

Bird Ballad RAK Card Received from Victoria Hevener

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Random Act of Kindness card I received back in June from Victoria Hevener.  Victoria created this really fabulous card and and sent out.  I was super happy to open this little gift in the mail.  Here's a look at her card. 

I am not quite sure how she created this lovely card but I have my thoughts on how I would create it.  To recreate her card I would first stamp all the images on a piece of whisper white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black around the card.  Next I would add a piece of post it tape to the section I wanted the first line.  I would then use my Stampin' Blends to color up to that line and around all the images.  I think the top color is the light Night of Navy blend, and the other two colors was Seaside Spray light and dark.  Going down to the next section the above steps was repeated and then again.  in the lightest color. 
To finish off the card the card front was added to a basic black card base.  The sentiment was stamped on whisper white and then cut out using the stitched label dies.  She cut one of the flowers out either from the designer series paper or after coloring it.  She added a vellum strip made into fish tail banners. 
Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you have enjoyed Victoria's card as much as I did. 
Happy Stampin' 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Rick’s June 2019 Monthly Card Kit Make & Takes Featuring Free As a Bird Stamp Set

My June 2019 Monthly Card Make & Take Kit Features the Free As A Bird Stamp Set from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   You can earn this kit for free with a qualifying order with my monthly Host Code.  The June Kit will be available until the 20th of June.  All qualifying orders after the 20th using the host code will be put on the list to receive my July 2019 Monthly Make and Take Kit.

This month's Make & Take to go kit features the Free As A Bird stamp set and products from the Bird Ballad Suite on pages 90 - 92 of the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  You will need to provide your own Stamp set, adhesive and ink.  I will send you the kit which contains all the consumables cut and ready to go.

Again, all qualifying orders in my online Store will receive the June Monthly Make & Take Kits.  So read the details carefully.  Kits will be available until June 20, 2019 after that I will put you down for the July Kit and will start shipping out on June 21-22.  Shop online 24/7 with me at

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1.       Spend any amount in my online store using this month’s host code and get the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free.   Orders over $50 (before shipping and taxes) qualify for my Monthly Make & Take Kits.
2.      Spend $75.00 (before taxes & shipping) in my Online Store using the current host code and get a Combo Pack of Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Markers Free (Sent to you in July once I close out the host code) & the June Creative Stampers Tutorial bundle
3.       Spend $150 or more (before taxes and shipping) and get all three; my June Monthly Card Class Make & Take  kit (until the 20th, after that I will put you on the list for the July Monthly Card Kit), the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (sent in to you in July) and the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle FREE as my gifts to you.
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