Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Let it Snow Scandinavian Star Ornament Home Decor Piece Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute home decor piece that's super easy to make and actually quick.  One other thing that is great about this project is you can use up some of that Designer Series Paper you may have on hand or in your stash.  I saw this on a video and in industry magazine recently and just had to try it.  I have been making the smaller version of the Scandinavian Star Ornaments for one of our Christmas Trees.  We have a few different trees that we put up every year, you can see past Christmas Open House photos by doing a search in the search bar.  If not I will try to come back and try to link it from a couple years ago.  We decided this year to create a tree with handmade ornaments, so I am super excited to see it completed.  Anyway here's a look at my home decor piece.

Tips & Tricks: 

This project only takes 12 1" x 12" strips to make.  So you can make a lot of them with one pack of DSP.  Once you have your Designer Series Paper cut into the strips you are going to take six of them and weave together.  You start with three stripes and weave the other three together.  Once all together you are going to turn it into an x and then glue the two closes strips together as shown on the video.  You are going to repeat this all the way around and repeat with the other six stripes.  
Once both stars are constructed you are going to put both together.  To secure both stars together you are going to weave the leftover strips into the curls and secure with glue.  To finish it off you are going stamp and color one of the snow men from the stamp set or whatever you decided to put on the inside.  Color it with coordinating colors and layer together with dimensionals.  Attach to the center of the put together stars with a little liquid glue.  Create a hole at the top and add your ribbon.  Make a loop for the top and a bow to add a little pretty.  At this point you are ready to hang. 

Video Tutorial: 

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I hope that you have enjoyed this project and that I have inspired you a little to try this at home.  This would make a great decoration for any season by changing up the paper.  Thanks for dropping by I will see you again very soon.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tis the Season

Hello and welcome to my blog; I hope that you are having a wonderful day!  I am going to share with you the card that I did last night during my Facebook Live.  I have a weekly Facebook Live mini Class every Wednesday night at 8 pm CST.  I also share that project and and tutorial the next day here and on my YouTube Channel.  Last night I used products from the Night Before Christmas Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  Here's a look at my card.


Tips & Tricks: 

I created this card with some scraps from my stash.  Well the designer series paper and the stamped and die cut images are from scraps any way.  I used my layering circle dies and my 2 1/4" punch to cut out punch the circles.  You can pick any of the designer series paper from the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper 6 x 6 paper to create this card.  Any of the designs in this pack of DSP will work for this card.  The background piece of cardstock in Old Olive and I embossed it with the Winter Knit 3d embossing folder, before attaching it to the Very Vanilla Card base.  
Once I had the embossed background and the circles attached to the card base; I then stamped the little poinsettia image from Cup of Christmas and colored it with my Real Red light and dark stampin blends and the Flirty Flamingo Dark blend dark mango melody stampin' blend.  I ran it through my die cutting machine with the matching embossing folder and attached it with a Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Cup of Christmas set isn't part of this suite of products but I am featuring both of these sets in two of my online Classes this month.  If you are interested in either of these classes you can email me and I will send you the registration link.  If you want to take both of these classes at the same time please mention that in the email because you will save on shipping costs.  
Once the poinsettia was colored and cut out and attached to the card front.  I worked on the sentiment for my card; I took a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and colored it with the Flirty Flamingo dark, Real Red light and dark blends and blended the colors together to make an ombre' look and then used the Tis the Season die and cut it out on my die cutting machine.  After all that I attached it to the card front with a little liquid glue.  To finish off the card I added  a few Red Rhinestones to the front of the card.  

Video Tutorial: 


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Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial on how I made my Tis the Season Card.  I will see you again tomorrow with a new project.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer


Hello and welcome back to my blog today; Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal.  Well, do I have the tool for you!  Get your hands on the new Paper Trimmer.  I wanted to take a little time and talk to you about the new Stampin' Up! Trimmer that will be available starting November 1, 2019.  Yes, it will be available in time to wrap and put under the Christmas Tree.  I have been playing with this new trimmer all month long (one of the perks of being a demonstrator); and I am loving it.  I have used the blade that came with it all month long and haven't had to change it one time.  And, believe me I cut a lot of cardstock, glimmer paper, and window sheets with it over the last month.  I've tried my best to give it a good work out before I would even share any real information with you.  I know if you have followed me you have seen it used in my Facebook Lives, and other videos.  But, like I said I haven't really talked about it because I wanted to give it a good once over before I did.  Here's a look at the trimmer a little closer up.
image by Stampin' Up! 

Product Details: 

Our new Paper Trimmer is lightweight, portable, and perfect for making stable and straight cuts!  

Paper Trimmer
Item: 152392 | $25.00 usd

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
image by Stampin' Up! 

 Click here to see the cute promotional video.  It's quite entertaining. 
image by Stampin' Up! 
I hope that you have found my little post about the New Stampin' Up! Trimmer helpful.  I have been extremely pleased with it since I've gotten mine.  And even more pleased that I have not had to change the blade once this entire month and it's still cutting just as it did on day one.  If you have a one of the old trimmers and some blades use those up until you need a new trimmer and I am happy to help you get one of the new ones at that time.  But If you are in the market for a new trimmer or want to have one under the Christmas tree let me know and I am happy to help you get one on November 1st.  The trimmer will be available November 1st, but Stampin' Up! is holding off on releasing the blade replacements until later on.  No there's not anything wrong with them, they just sold better than they expected during the demonstrator preorder.  So, Stampin' Up! wants to hold off until they have a large enough supply built up to accommodate the orders that may come in later on.  But as I mentioned above I've been on the same blade all month and it's still going strong.

Thanks for dropping by I will see you again in the morning for a fun Halloween post.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  

November HOST CODE:  QU2TJBJN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in December.
Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot 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.  


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