Showing posts with label CASE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CASE. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Enjoy the Moment - A Little Note

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card I made for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot.  This week's challenge is a CASE the Designer challenge. We are casing the talented Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts.  Here's a look at my version of one of his cards.   

Today's A Little Note card using the Enjoy the Moments Stamp Set is for this Week's creative challenge at the Spot.  Click to learn more!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

CASE the Catalog - Parisian Beauty

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another CASE the Catalog Card.  This week I am going to share with you a card that was made with products form the Parisian Blossoms Suite from the January-June Mini Catalog.  I received this card as part of a CASE the catalog swap that I took part in with some friends from Arkansas.  I am not sure which one made this card because there was no name on the back of the card.  Whomever made it did a fabulous job CASEing the catalog.  If you are not sure what I am talking about when I say CASEing it means to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit depending on who you are speaking.  But, no matter what CASEing is a great way to learn new skills and techniques.  Which is what I hope this series every Sunday has been helping you accomplish.  You can find ideas to CASE everywhere:  Right here on my blog, from the Stampin' Catalogs (which is a great source) and Pinterest.  Here's a look at today's card.

 Tips & Tricks: 

  • This card was CASEd from a card that was designed by one of the Designers at Stampin' Up! and can be found on page 17 of the January-June Mini Catalog.  The elegant motifs in the Parisian Beauty Stamp Set evoke images of Paris in the spring. You can use these stamps for travel projects, collages, greeting cards, and more.  The Parisian Beauty Stamp Set features ten Cling stamps that will give you the the perfect impression.  Today's card started out with a Petal Pink Card base cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  
  • And, then you will take and cut another piece of Petal Pink Cardstock and cut it down to 3 3/4 x 5 and use the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to dry emboss this piece of cardstock.  The Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder allows you to create projects with a fun and elegant flourish pattern. Use it to add a little texture to your projects. It’s great for card backgrounds and other elements for paper projects.  This piece was then attached to the card base with a strong adhesive.  I would suggest using Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this; since once dry it provides the strong bond your embossed images will need and it will go into all the debossed areas as well as the embossed ones to provide a more complete coverage.  

  • Next you are going to add three strips of the Parisian Blossoms Speciality Designer Series Paper to the card front using liquid glue.  You are going to slightly turn these pieces a little to make them not straight on the card.   
  • Stamp the eiffel tower image onto a piece of whisper white cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut it out using the matching die from the Parisian Label Dies.  Imagine you’re in Paris as you create your own die-cut Eiffel Tower and the words “Merci” and “Amour” for handmade cards, scrapbooks, and other fun paper crafts using the Parisian Dies. Pair the dies with the coordinating Parisian Beauty Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set.  The Parisian Label Dies features six dies some matches the outline of the images and others are there to help you build your perfect Parisian Card.  
  • Pop the tower up on your card front using both regular Stampin' Dimensionals and the Mini Dimensionals.  



  • Now for the finishing touches!  You will need a scrap of Early Espresso Cardstock.  And you are going to stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink and cover that with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Heat Set it until it's smooth and melted.  Make sure to treat the cardstock first with your Embossing Buddy to prevent any unnecessary embossing powder sticking to places you don't want it.  
  • Once set you are going to attach it the tower with dimensionals.  
  • Tie a little bow with the Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon and attach under the sentiment and next to the tower with a Mini Glue Dot.  


Just a reminder that there is only 3 days left of Sale-a-bration!  Have you gotten all the free items you wanted from this years selection? 


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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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Forever Blossoms CASE the Catalog

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another CASE the Catalog Card.  Today we are going to use the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and do a little watercoloring.  The greetings in the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set are designed for weddings, anniversaries, friendships, and more. Its detailed floral images can be used to make greeting cards for any occasion. This stamp set is also available in French. This is a Distinktive** stamp set; it has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images. **Patent pending

Here's a look at today's card.  

Tips & Tricks: 

Casing means to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit.  Casing is a great way to learn something new or something you want to try, and the Stampin' Up! catalogs are not only a shopping list but a inspirational idea book; where you can find new techniques and card ideas to try.  I received today's card as part of a CASE the Catalog Swap I took part in.  So let's get into the card shall we.  The floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set was stamped in Stazon Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.  This is a perfect base because you can do a little watercoloring on.  The Shimmery White Cardstock is smooth enough that you can get a very nice stamped impression but also strong enough to let you add a lot of water when watercoloring.  Which actually was not the case with this card, the amount of water I mean.  


The stamped images were then watercolored with a little ink.  I usually use a few drops of a ink refill to watercolor with in a little white watercolor tray; which can be picked up at any box store in the craft section.  The Aqua painter is a perfect choice for adding the color.  Remember the more water you add the lighter the color.  It's better when watercoloring to add multiple lighter layers and build up the colors after each layer dry.  The colors used were Petal Pink and Old Olive.  Once dry this layer was added to a Pool Party Card Base cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4).  The sentiment was then stamped on Whisper White Cardstock and then cut out using the Stitched Nested Label Dies.  There was also a couple of the stitched labels in the next size down from the Parisian Blossoms Speciality Designer Series Paper.  


The stitched labels where then attached together.  You can take the one DSP label and cut in half to place behind the sentiment.  Then you can add some of the Poppy Parade Twine from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack in a couple loops and then the sentiment put on top with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  That finishes the card.  I hope that you will give watercoloring with ink refills a try if you haven't before.  Thank you for dropping by today.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen used today you can pick them up in my online store.  
Rick Adkins


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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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Lovely Lily Pad Catalog Card CASED

Hello and welcome to my blog; today we are going to be CASEing the 2020 Saleabration Brochure.  We are using one of the Lovely Lily Pad Cards as our inspiration today and we are going to change it up a little using the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and the 2018-2020 In Colors from the Annual Catalog.  These are the In Colors that will be leaving us soon, and I can say I will be very sad to see them go.  If you have any of the in colors currently now's the time to stock up on your favorite cardstock ink refills etc.  If you don't have them you need to get them, because once they are on the retiring list they will more than likely sale out quickly they usually do.   Enough of the jibber jabber here's a look at the card and the inspiration card.


I received the Lovely Lily Pad card from my friend Kay Cogbill when I took part in her team's CASE the Catalog Swap.  You have seen many of those cards shared here for my Case the Catalog Series each Sunday.  So I thought since Sale-A-Bration will be ending soon it would be a good thing to share taking inspiration from the catalog and Kay's card and doing a little Copy And Selectively Editing.  So I used her card from the Catalog Swap as my jumping off point.


So for my version of Kay's card I used the Tropical Chic stamp set and matching Tropical Dies to stamp and cut out the palm leaves and tropical leaves from that set.  I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp all three on to whisper white cardstock.  I stamped each leaves in either 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation stamping to create the three different ink shades you see here.  On the card that Kay made you can see the ombre look in the cardstock that was used; I picked the generational stamping as my ombre element.  I did keep the vellum circle behind the elements but I went a little larger then the inspiration piece.


I then used the Lily Pad Dies and cut out my elements using scraps of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  I cut each of the same die in Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel.  Each of these were glued to my card front in the same way as the inspiration card.  Slightly off setting them to one side each time, and alternating how they went with the point up or down.  I then added the sentiment.  I picked the Congratulations from Lily Pad Lake and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.  I added this to the leaves with dimensionals and then added a bow from the Lovely Lipstick ribbon with a mini glue dot.  My entire card front was then added to a side folding thick whisper white card base.

Video Tutorial: 


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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have enjoyed my take on the Lovely Lily Card and that you are inspired to do a little more CASEing.  Caseing is a great way to learn new techniques improve your skills and have a jumping off point for your creations.  Just make sure you give credit where credit is due.  If you need any of the supplies I have used today you can order them in the shopping list below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a free 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.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: