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Showing posts with label Christmas Card. Show all posts

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Explosion Gatefold Card - Wishes & Wonder Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card I made yesterday during my Facebook Live.  If you have never joined me before I go live every Wednesday at 3 pm CST on my Facebook Business page to share a new card design with you.  This week I shared how to make an explosion gatefold card using the Wishes & Wonder Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  

When you look at the explosion gatefold card you may think that it's super complicated, and I can totally see why you would think that.  But, I am going to teach you how in my Video tutorial and this blog post today on how to make an explosion gatefold card.  If you follow me or have ever seen one of my videos you know that if I can do it then so can you.  Here's a look at the card that I made.  

Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Merry Moose Stampin' Up! - Merry Christmoose Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made during my Facebook Live last night.  My card features the Merry Moose Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  This was one of the hardest to get bundes last year during the Holiday Season. The Moose Punch Sold out so fast and kept selling out that it could not be keep in stock.  And looking at my card you can see why.  

This stamp Set and punch bundle is just so stinking cute!  I loved this set so much and didn't get a chance last year to showcase it because it kept selling out.  I am so excited that Stampin' Up! brought it back this year as a Returning Favorite in the August - December Mini Catalog.  I am also featuring this set in my Online monthly card club for October.  I will link to my club page here so you can find out all the details and to sign up.  Here's a look at the card I made last night during my Weekly Facebook Live.  

Rick Adkins, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Christmoose Card Featuring the Merry Moose Bundle Click to learn more

I started out my card by cutting some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock down to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4" to make my card base.  Most card bases are always a half a sheet of cardstock just cut in half either on the long side or the shorter side.  Next I added a piece of Real Red Cardstock cut at 3 3/4" x 5".  

Rick Adkins, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Christmoose Card Featuring the Merry Moose Bundle Click to learn more

To my Real Red mat layer I added a piece of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (which by the way is on sale during the month of October as part of the Designer Series Paper Sale.)  The Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper was cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".  You can click here to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale.  

Rick Adkins, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Christmoose Card Featuring the Merry Moose Bundle Click to learn more

Next I took some scraps of Whisper White and Mossy Meadow Cardstocks to do the rest of the card.  I stamped the moose outline in Soft Suede Ink and then stamped the fill image off once and added it to the outline.  Then I used the matching Moose Punch to punch out my Moose.  I used another Scrap of Whisper White and my Mossy Meadow Scrap to create the labels.  The labels came from the Halloween Magic Dies, so you can totally use them for other projects other than Halloween; don't get caught up on the title and think you only have to use them for Halloween, they are perfect on other projects as well.  I ran the small and large label dies through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  I then stamped the large Pine Tree in Pear Pizzazz Ink onto the Whisper White Label.  I stamped it once full strength and then two more times reinking it and stamping off on my scratch paper to create a lighter shade and to make them look as if they are further away.  

Rick Adkins, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Merry Christmoose Card Featuring the Merry Moose Bundle Click to learn more

Next I added the Mossy Meadow label die cut to the front of my card with Stampin' Seal.  Before adding the Whisper White label I stamped my sentiment at the bottom in Real Red Ink and added a couple Red Basic Rhinestones.  I popped the label up onto the Mossy Meadow one with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a Stampin' Dimensional behind the moose's butt and add some Stampin' Seal to his head.  I placed him on the card front where his cute little butt was on the card base and the head was on the Whisper White label.  This adds even dimension to the card front.  

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here to see the video.  Not all mail servers will show the embedded Video.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoy this cute little card.  If you want to join my Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club you still have time to join this month.  You can do so by clicking here.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in the shopping list below. 

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  




The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  


Ordering Special: 


I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Peaceful Boughs for The Spot Challenge #120

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's Creative Challenge over at The Spot!  This week we have a fun festive challenge for you.  This week's challenge is a Christmas in July Challenge.  Share your Christmas themed projects with us this week.  I used the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog along with the matching Beautiful Boughs Dies.  Here's a look at my card.  


Tips & Tricks: 

My card is a relatively easy one to make I know your all shocked.  I started off my picking the stamp set that I wanted to use.  I could have shared one of the new sets coming out in the August-December Mini Catalog but I felt with so many wonderful Christmas sets in the Annual Catalog that they needed a little love too.  Plus I never got a chance to use this set last year and I wanted to give it a go and see what it could do.  So, once the stamp set was picked I knew I would probably be using the matching dies as well.  And, of course I did and they actually played a big part in my card design.  


After picking the stamp set and dies it was a matter of picking the colors to use.  So I went with Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and Whisper White for the colors of my card.  These colors together have a wonderful festive feel to them.  So I thought they would be perfect for my card.  


Once the colors were picked I started to work.  I used the Woodland Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) and placed it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).  I then cut a piece of the Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Collection to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" and placed it onto a Pear Pizzazz mat that was cut at 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.  All of which got attached to my Pear Pizzazz card base (4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2").  


Once I had all my base pieces in place it was time to work on the sentiment and focal images.  I choose to feature the pine bough and pine cones as the main focal image of my card but I didn't want them to be in just one color.  Since the die only cuts out one large piece I cut it out twice.  I cut it once from a scrap of Soft Suede Cardstock and once from some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and performed a little surgery.  I cut off all the pine needles from the Pear Pizzazz die cut and glued them to the Soft Suede piece.  This did take a little bit of time since some of the needles are individual or very small piece.  But, I think it worked out great in the end.  Once I had them all attached I added this to my card front with a little liquid glue.  I place a clear block on it to hold it in place and add a little weight while I did my stamping.  

 
I stamped the two different pine cones from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto some Whisper White Cardstock and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I placed each one onto the branch with a Stampin' Dimensional behind so that I had a little more dimension.  I then started working on my greeting.  I decided that I needed to add a little more Real Red to my card so I stamped the greeting in Real Red Classic Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with one of the beautiful dies from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  I added the sentiment to the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  

This Week's Inspiration: 


You can see the inspiration image for this weeks challenge above.  I have also linked the image to this weeks challenge post.  You can also play along or check out what projects the design team members designed for this week's challenge by clicking here.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created the graphic below that showcases all the key items that I used to create today's card.  You can find all my project recipes that have been pinned to my Recipe Board by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and that you will take a little time and play along with us this week.  If you need any of the supplies that I have shared today you can pick them all 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 July, you will receive the July 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 products from the 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 $22 from me.


Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  

Join me on Tuesday July 21th for a fun crafting night together.  Bring a Stampin' Up! Kit and let's beat the summer heat with a little indoor crafting in my Zoom Craftroom.  

If you enjoy card making and love to play games I have a fun event for you coming up in August.  I always loved playing Bingo as a kid, and even as an adult.  This is a card class but we will be playing a few games of Bingo for fun as well.  You can find out all about my Online Stampin' Bingo and Card Class along with Register by July 31, 2020 by clicking here.  

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