Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Monday, March 8, 2021

How to Create A Stampin Bends Color Chart - And Why You Want To!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to create a color swatch chart for your Stampin' Blends and why you will want to!  There are many reasons why artists create color swatch charts for their supplies; so, I am going to share with you some of those today.  

Learn why you want to create a Stampin' Blends Color Swatch Chart plus get my free color chart PDF to make your own.  Click here to learn more

Color swatching is basically the process of laying out your coloring media in a grid so you can see it.  This also allows you to actually see the true color of the media.  Because we all know that the caps or tip on the media my not look the same as the ink, paint, or marker.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Just Because - Brushed Blooms Bundle Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; I am back from my little staycation celebrating my birthday last week.  And, I have a super cute card to share with you today using the Brushed Blooms Bundle from the January-June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at my card.  

Just Because Card using the Brushed Blooms Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog.  Click here to learn more and download the free tutorial

I think the Brushed Blooms Bundles is probably one of my all time favorite bundles from Stampin' Up! in the last couple years!  Mainly because of the wonderful Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies.  Which creates these beautiful layered die cut roses.  

Saturday, February 20, 2021

You're a Good Egg - Hey Chick YouTube Live Replay

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card for you that I made during my YouTube Live yesterday!  I used scraps of designer series paper to create this simple but stunning background and the Hey Chick Stamp Set for my card.  Here's a look at my project. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet and Many Messages Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card using the upcoming early released Butterfly Bouquet Bundle and coordinating products.  I am also using the Many Messages Bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at the card.  

Fun card using the Many Messages Bundle and the upcoming early release Butterfly Bouquet Bundle.  Click here to learn more

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Snailed It Sour Patch Kids Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 6

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day sixth of Treat Week 2021, and I have a super cute project for you today.  Today's project features products from the Snail Mail Suite in the Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog.  

Day 6 of Treat Week 2021 - Snailed It Sour Patch Kids Treat Box Click here to learn more!

This cute little treat holder features one of my favorite suites in the January-June Mini Catalog.  

Friday, February 12, 2021

Hey Birthday Chick M&M Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 5

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today's Treat Week 2021 project features the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and matching Birthday Chick Dies.  I created this project to hold a regular size pack of M&M candies.  Here's a look at the project:

Treat Week Day 5 project features the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle.  Click here to learn more

Thursday, February 11, 2021

You Are Amazing Paper Blooms Candle Gift Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 4

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day four of Treat Week 2021.  And, I have a super cute little project for you featuring the You Are Amazing Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  The Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper is a free Sale-A-Bration Item currently, and the You Are Amazing Stamp Set coordinates with the You Are Amazing Project Kit.  So, for today's project I created a gift box that will hold one of the jar Candles from Target's Dollar Spot.  Here's a look at my project. 

Treat Week 2021 Day 4 - You Are Amazing Paper Blooms Candle Gift Box Click to learn more!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Shark Frenzy Godiva Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 3

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day three of Threat Week 2021.  If you are unfamiliar with Treat Week.  Each day this week I will be bringing you a new treat project using new products from the January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Today's project features the Shark Frenzy Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog; which can be found on page 46.  Here's a look at today's project.  

Jump in the big crafting waters with this month's online Crafty Corner Bundle class featuring the Shark Frenzy Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Click here

Friday, May 29, 2020

Tasteful Touches Just Saying Hello Card Video Tutorial & Tasteful Touches Kit Class Announcement

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have another card for you and a little process video for you.  And I am also announcing my new Tasteful Touches Kit Class.  I designed this card to go along with my June Kit Class so that you would have another idea to create with the supplies in the class.  I am loving this new bundle from Stampin' Up! and the Designer Series Paper is to die for.  I Cased one of the cards from the new catalog to share with you today.  I selectively edited the card to create this design.  



The Tasteful Touches Stamp Set will allow you to create projects with the versatile textures and all-season sentiments.  I love the large script font on the sentiment I used today.  And It just makes me happy and I am sure that it will make you happy as well.  You will love the juxtaposition of the texture in the embossing folder and matching designer series paper with the wonderfully beautiful fonts and images in this stamp set.  They play so very nicely with each other and creates the perfect card.  

 
With the Tasteful Label dies you can create the perfect little accent pieces for you card or project as well as the perfect sentiment label.  I used the banner die to cut out all the different pieces of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Sentiment Die.  I used the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to create the background layer that I added the designer series paper banners to.  


The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is a larger pack.  It features 12 double sided designs all with wonderful textured backgrounds, and there are a lot to pick from.  You have been seeing some of them the last few weeks but didn't know it.  I picked one of each of the designs to feature as backgrounds for my photos for my projects since it came in.  I am so in need of another pack I have almost used it all that's how much I love it.  And, I am sure you are going to love all the wood grains, tile, and other patterns in it just as much as I do.    

Video Tutorial: 



Tasteful Touches Kit Class Details: 

Date: June 16, 2020
Time:  Your Convenience 
Location:   Comfort of Your Home 
RSVP & Payment Due:  June 2, 2020
Cost:  Based on Budget Option Picked 


Details: 

Join me in my Touches of Texture Kit Class on June 16, 2020, as we combine beautiful layers and rich texture to make the perfect creations and the best part you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own crafty space.  Everything for this class is shipped right to your door.  

In this class you will make eight cards (2 each of 4 designs) using new products from the In Good Taste Suite from the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  

This month’s kit class features the Tasteful Touches Bundle.  Which you will need both the bundle and the embossing folder for this class.  Along with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  You can add both items onto your kit class and save 19% with the add on options.  Or you can use something you may already own.  

The Tasteful Touches Kit Class includes the following: (*based on availability)
  • All the cardstock cut ready for you to make the projects (does not include die cut pieces, stamped images, or any of the embossing done for you)  You will be doing that yourself during the class.   
  • PDF printable instructions with links to videos to make each project
  • 1 bolt of the 3/8” Denim Ribbon 
  • 1 pack of the In Good Taste Elements *
  • ¼ pack of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (cut at 6” x 12”) * 
You will need your basic tool kit (bone folder, snips, adhesive, etc.) Die cutting and embossing machine, and a Gray Granite Classic Ink Pad.

Cost of this class is $28.00 plus $7.75 Priority Shipping.  You may add on the Tasteful Touches Bundle and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder with the following add on options.  
  • Add on Option 1:  Tasteful Touches Bundle with the Touches of Texture Class – $48.50 for a total of $76.50 plus $7.75 Priority Shipping 
  • Add on Option 2:  Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder with the Touches of Texture Class - $9.00 for a total of $37.00 plus $7.75 Priority Shipping 
  • Add on Option 3:  Tasteful Touches Bundle & the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder with the Touches of Texture Class – for a total of $85.50 plus $7.75 Priority Shipping 
Deadline to sign up and pay for the class is June 2nd.  

To sign up for this class by June 2nd you will need to email me for the link before the deadline.  I will place the order for all the supplies on June 3rd and have it sent to me cut everything resort it and get it out to you in the mail by June 12th.  So as you can see there's going to be a very quick turnaround on this class so don't delay in ordering your kit.  



Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tips & Tricks of Refilling Your Ink Pads

Classic Stampin' Ink, Ink Refill, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a quick little tip video for you on refilling your ink pads.  This is something that we all must do to keep our ink pads working properly.  Or, you can just toss it and buy a new one, believe me I feel you, but refilling is so much cheaper.  And not as hard as you may think.  

Classic Stampin' Ink, Ink Refill, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

What do I have to Have:  

All you really need is your ink pad, an ink refill, and a plastic spoon.  Once you have these basic items on hand you can quickly and easily refill your ink pads without too much of a mess; unless you are like me and get ink everywhere.  If you are, bless you I feel your pain.  But in all honesty, it is not that hard.  

Tips & Tricks: 

Now, as I mentioned above, I do not use any fancy tools to do this I just bought a box of plastic spoons from the store and I use the back of it.  And I clean it off when I am done with a baby wipe so one spoon will last you for a while.  I simply take a few drops of my chosen ink refill and put on my ink pad and move the ink around with the spoon and press it into the pad a little.  It does not take a lot of pressure you really want gravity to do the work for you.  The ink will soak into the pad.  

Classic Stampin' Ink, Ink Refill, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

You can also look at the side of the pad to see if color of the foam is getting darker.  As the ink soaks into the pad you will see it soaking into the pad.  But the spoon allows you to spread the ink around the pad so that you have good coverage.  Now another little tip is you can use this same technique to move ink out of your way if you are using a distinktive stamp.  These types of stamps work better with an ink pad that is not as juicy.  In this situation to much ink is not your friend.  

Classic Stampin' Ink, Ink Refill, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Now, one thing that I like to do after refilling my ink pad is:  I like to let it sit for a little while before I use it.  A freshly inked pad can still be to inky, so you do have to watch the amount of ink refill you put on.  To me it is best to do a little let it sit and come back and add more if need be.  Ink pads can be a finicky little so and so, but if you know how to take care of them when they are low on ink it will make your life so much easier.  

Classic Stampin' Ink, Ink Refill, Stampin' Up!, Rick Adkins

Another piece of advice I have for new stampers and well any stamper is to make sure when you order your ink pad go ahead and get the ink refill as well.  That way you will have one on hand and want have to wait for one to arrive when you pad is running low on ink.  

Video Tutorial: 



I hope that you enjoy this bonus video tip this week and it helps you out.  I know there’s a lot of new stampers and crafters out there that may not know how to refill their ink pad and may just toss it and buy new or get frustrated and stop stamping because they are not getting the results they want.  Remember to get your ink refills at the same time you purchase your ink pads it saves time, money, and heartache.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
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