Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Triple Accordion Card - Beauty of Friendship and Bird and Branches Stamp Sets

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun little card using some new and returning products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  And it's also a fun fold card.  So, you know it has to be pretty easy if I did it.  Here's a look at my project.  

Check out my Triple Accordion Fun Fold Card using the Birds & Branches & Beauty of Friendship Stamp Sets Click here to learn more.

For my project today I paired the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with the Birds & Branches Stamp Set.  

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Enjoy the Season - Stampin' Up! Birds of A Feather Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute Holiday card using one of my favorite stamp sets, and the cutest chubby little bird you will ever see.  If you follow me at all you know that I am in love with the Birds of a Feather Stamp Set and it's one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog so I couldn't help but use it on my card today.  Here's a look at my card.

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I started my card by using a half sheet of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  I stamped the stars from the set in matching Cherry Cobbler ink in a diagonal pattern on the card base.  Once I had the background stamped I moved onto the focal image.  To start I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the little cute chubby bird in the Santa hat in tuxedo black ink in the middle.  
I then stamped the stars across the top of the Whisper White cardstock also in tuxedo black ink.  I then colored the stars and my little bird in the following colors; Cherry Cobbler (Santa Hat), Pool Party light & dark (bird), and Daffodil Delight light & dark (for the stars and beak).  I then stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink.  
I added my colored image to a piece of Pool Party Cardstock and then to a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock.  I then attached some of the Cherry Cobbler diagonal striped ribbon and added a knot.  I popped up this piece on to the card base to finish off the card.  
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you like my little card and you will give it a try for a quick little Christmas Card.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Monday, June 10, 2019

My Free As A Bird In Color Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made to send out in my Catalog packages, for all my customers that shopped with me in the last six months.  I wanted to use the new In Colors and wanted to use a fresh summery stamp set.  Free as A Bird fit the bill as a fun summery new stamp set that would be fun to use.  Here's a look at my card.

Each card that I sent out was slightly different.  I cut strips of all the new 2019-2021 In Colors cardstock in various width strips.  The 2" strip I had actually cut earlier for my book makes that I made to send with them as well, but I had a lot of left overs.  So they were perfect to use for these cards.  I was drawn to these colors when I saw them in the catalog because they were so different then anything we have had.  I still wasn't actually sure if I would get them until I actually saw them in person.  My personal favorite is Terracotta Tile, it is very close to the Pantone Color of the year this year Lovely Coral.    
Each strip was adhered down with multipurpose liquid glue.  This gave me a little time to move things in line.  I used the lines on my grid paper to help line everything up.  Once I had all the strips down I used a guillotine cutter and trimmed off the overhang.  I wanted them to see the new in colors, because I knew they would have the same reaction as I did when I first saw them in the catalog; and knew this was the best way for them to do so.  It didn't take to long to put together and I think it came out with a really nice look.  This was my sample card that I made to figure things out.  Here's a look at one of the other cards I made with a different color arrangement.  

Out of all the catalogs I sent out this time I had one returned, because the post office when I mailed it and they printed the label forgot to put the apartment number on the label.  So I will have to pop her card and bookmark in the mail to here.  I already sent her a new catalog, but wasn't thinking about anything else and forgot to send her one.  I was more concerned about the catalog and why it was coming back because I knew the address label I printed was correct.  But, its okay I will just pop her little goodies in the mail and get them to her.  That was a little side tangent let's get back to the card shall we.
Free As A Bird and the products in the Bird Ballad Suite are my featured products this week and you will be seeing a lot of different projects with them this week.  I have tried to showcase all the products for you to see just how wonderful they are.  I know it's hard to see that in the catalog sometimes but Stampin' Up! has done a great job this year with the new catalog layout and how things are arranged and shown.  If you are interested in the new In Colors and want to have them all but can not get them all at one time, why not join my In Color Club, where you can collect them all over the next five months.  You can read more about that here.

The Free As a Bird Stamp Set has some super fun images that can be used not just the summer months, they actually can be used all year long.  I love the mixed fonts that Stampin' Up! used in the stamp set for the sentiments.  Some of the sentiment is a little more bold than the other part of it which makes for a nice little change in appearance on your projects.  The line art images are perfect for your favorite coloring media.  I chose to just stamp this bird image on all my cards and not color them.  But I did color them on other projects that I have done with this set.  For this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundles the design team decided to focus on this suite of projects.  And let me just say that there are some very cute and fun projects in this month's bundle.  I am so impressed each month with the creativity they come up with.  You can get the tutorial bundle two different ways.  You can either earn it free with a purchase (using the monthly host code) or you can purchase the tutorial bundle for $20 USD from me.

Here's a last look at my card for today.  I will be back later today with another post for Kylie's Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bird Ballad Suite 2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek Day 3

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you one of the Make & Takes we made at OnStage Local in Charlotte over the past weekend.  If you don't know what OnStage is well it's a Stampin' Up! Event for demonstrators where we get to see new products from the new catalog plus learn a few new things along the way.  These are great events and so much fun!  One because you get to see the new things but two because you get to see friends you've made along the way and meet new ones as well.
Today, I am going to share the card we made featuring the Bird Ballad Suite in the new catalog.  The new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog will not be live until June, but as a demonstrator you can order a full month before that, unless you attended OnStage event either Live or Local then you get to order two months before.  Which is a big perk to be able to get things and play with them before hand.  Here's a look at the card we made using products from this new suite.

The Bird Ballad Suite of products features a beautiful Free As A Bird Stamp Set, gorgeous designer series paper, and much much more.   On the make & take we used the new Stamp Set, Designer Series paper and the new Lace Ribbon.  I loved how easily the lace tied and made wonderful bows, I can see these products used for a wide range of cards from Weddings, to birthdays and so much more.  Here's a look at the stamp set.
The Free As a Bird stamp set is a cling mount set which features our classic red rubber, and have wonderful spring time images that are great for your favorite coloring media.  The line art is perfect and just begging to be colored.  The Bird Ballad designer Series paper in this suite was created by one of the artist at Stampin' Up!.  Who hand colored each image with our Stampin' Blends and then photographed each image.  Then the graphic Department designer used Photoshop and made into the fabulous designer series paper you see here.  This is a cool process and they have shared with us in the past a video how the designer series papers have been made.
The Bird Ballad Suite also features embellishments, a wonderful card tin with laser cut note cards, and the new stitched label dies.  I will share more on each product as the release of the new catalog gets closer.  If you are loving what you are seeing in this suite and can not wait to get it before June, you can join my Stampin' Family and add these products in your preorder in May as a new demonstrator and Kinsmon Crafter family member.
As you can tell this is a bright fun suite that will make your heart sing with excitement.  I can not wait to share more with you about this suite in the near future.  Again you will not be able to get these products until June unless you sign up and join my team of crafters.  You can see all the benefits of joining my team here
If you already know you have to have it all and your wish list is growing every day I encourage you to sign up and join just for the discount.  You don't have to blog, run a business, or even host events its all up to you.  All you have to do is join and enjoy the 20% discount on new and returning products.  Becoming a demonstrator was the best move I have ever made.  I have so many new crafty friends and never feel alone.  Not to mention I get to share what I love and Love what I do as I help others enjoy worthwhile accomplishments.  For this has truly made a difference in my life as well as others. 
In closing I hope that you have enjoyed this little walk through of the Bird Ballad Suite of products and that you will take the time and consider joining my little crafty family.  Think of joining Stampin' Up! as a Costco or Sam's Club membership except you don't get the god awful picture id card but a discount on the wonderful products you must likely already love and use. 
Happy Stamping 
Rick Adkins 

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