Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cardmaking. Show all posts

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.  

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Spring Time Joy Easter Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I colored using my Prismacolor Pencils, a little Baby Oil, Q-Tip, and the Spring filled Spring Time Joy Cling Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  Here's a look at my card! 

I have a super cute Easter Card for you today using the Spring Time Joy Cling Stamp Set and Prismacolor Pencils Click here to learn more

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Warm Wishes - Poinsettia Petals The Spot Challenge #134

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week's challenge is a very fun card sketch.  I picked the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set from the August - December Mini Catalog along with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create my card with today.  

I wanted to do something fun and festive with the sketch for this week's challenge, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to use until I sat down and actually was reorganizing my designer series paper and putting the scraps into sleeves.  I as was doing this I was actually on this pack of designer series paper and it hit me that the scraps on my table was perfect.  Isn't it funny how things just fall into place sometimes.   Here's a look at the card that I created for this week's challenge.  

Easy Layered Card using Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Press On Coffee & Courage Card - The Spot Challenge #122


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at the Spot Challenge Blog.  This week we have a themed challenge for you and it's one of my favorites.  It is Coffee, Cocktails, and Chocolate.  You can create a project with all of these or just one.  I picked the Press On Stamp Set to create my card for you today.  It's new in the August-December Mini Catalog that just went live today.  Here's a look at my card.  

Tips & Tricks:

To start my card I cut a piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and layered it onto a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock.  I then layered that onto my Early Espresso card base that was cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".  Next I stamped the coffee cup from the Press On Stamp Set (which by the way is the featured stamp set in my Monthly Online Card Club this month) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  


Once I had the coffee cup stamped out I colored it with Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut it with the second largest Circle from the Layering Circle Dies.  I attached it to a scalloped circle from the same die set.  I tied some Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around my card base and layered my circle on top with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped Press On in Early Espresso Ink onto a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock and added it to the front of my card.  


To add a little bling to my card I added a few of the sequins from the Sequins for Everything Mix.  I added each one with my Take Your Pick Tool and a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  My color combination for this week's card was Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla.  


To finish off my card I added a piece of Thick Very Vanilla to the inside of the card and stamped my inside sentiment in Early Espresso Ink.  I also added a small strip of the same piece of Gilded Autumn Spec. Designer Series Paper.  I also added this to the outside of the envelope flap as well to tie everything in.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you to save to your Pinterest Board with the main items used on my card today to make it easy for you to remember just what you need to recreate it.  You can check out all my Project Recipes on my Recipe board by clicking here.  



Thanks for dropping by today I if you need any of the items you have seen today you can pick them 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 $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by August 14th  and receive  my August Monthly Card Class Kit & Invitation to my Zoom Live Class featuring the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set as a Thank You.  ($25 value)  In the Kit you will receive the supplies to make four different card designs.   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.  Monthly Card Class Kits will be mailed to you by August 22nd.  



If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August 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 Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


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Monday, July 20, 2020

Stampin’ Bingo Card Class Registration is now Open


Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm CST

Location: Zoom Classroom

RSVP & Payment Due By: Friday, July 31, 2020

Cost: $40.00 per person

 

Details:

New Catalog Online Bingo plus Card Class with Rick Adkins.  Limited Spots open!

Bingo will be Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1 pm cst!  Space is Limited!

Open to ANYONE in the United States!  Everyone loves to play Bingo!  I know I do! So why not combine a few fun games of Bingo with a little card class as well.  I’ve held these in the past when I had classes in my studio and they were a big hit so I thought why not do them still since I have gone all online and share the fun with my customers and friends online as well.  So, I am bringing both my love of games and card making to you online.  This is a great way to have a little fun while still social distancing.  I am featuring some NEW catalog products with prizes all coming from the new catalog! 

Join me for an awesome card class…plus we will play 6 games of different types of Bingo as well!  Quick bingo, 5 number bingo and coverall!

You can bet on some awesome prizes from the new catalog!  Everyone who joins in will receive a SWAG BAG of supplies before Bingo (with shipping cooperating), with 2 lucky bingo cards, plus supplies to make the cards that night.  You must join us LIVE on Zoom on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1 pm central standard time.  We will play BINGO, and then create your four cards.   

Space is limited! (Every time I have done this live it sold out way before the event deadline….so do not delay!)    

If you can not join us live then you will get to enjoy the cards, but we will play Bingo together live on Zoom. 


The make and takes will feature the stamp set/bundle Fancy Phrases on page 126 in the new Annual Catalog.  You can use any set you have or add this on to your kit to be included. 


Everyone who registers will receive a swag bag of supplies and products that you will use on the make & takes and then have lots left over.  Plus 2 bingo cards and more to play bingo with us LIVE on a Zoom video call. 

Everyone with internet access can download Zoom.  I will open the room about 15 to 30 minutes early so everyone can join, and I can try to help everyone.  Zoom is easy to join so I know you can do it. 

Cost is $40.00 (includes supplies to be shipped to you early so you can create your projects along with us.  Plus, a swag bag of supplies and the chance to play bingo and win door prizes!)  Shipping is getter better, but I cannot guarantee anything.  Kits will ship by August 7th. 

Add on extra bingo cards (2 extra bingo cards for $10)  and the featured stamp set ($22) or the bundle ($40.50) that we will be using that day! 

Remember that space is limited!  I will be doing all the cutting and prep work and I want to keep our Zoom limited, so space will be open only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Deadline to register is July 31, 2020…I will send out the Zoom link a few days a head of time. 

This is a card class with Bingo for fun, and I will be doing a couple different kinds of bingo for some added fun!  I will generate the freebies with host rewards, and I will give that back to all of you in a fun way!  I hope you can join in! 

 To Register click here and I will send you the link to pay.  


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Under My Umbrella - The Spot Color Challenge #112

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a colorful card for you to go with this week's color challenge over at The Spot.  The Spot is a weekly papercrafting and card making challenge blog.  Each week there's a different theme, sketch, color, or inspirational challenge to play along with.  I picked the Under My Umbrella stamp set and matching punch to create my card with today. As a kid I remember some people had these really cool colorful umbrellas that had multiple colors.  I wanted one so bad, but heck we didn't even have an umbrella growing up.  So I created my own today.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's a look at this week's challenge image that inspired my color selection. With this week's challenge you have to use at least three of the five colors but you can use all five like I did if you want.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by stamping the umbrellas from the stamp set I actually went ahead and stamped both because I wasn't sure if I would use them both or just the open one.  I stamped them all on Whisper White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink.  I then stamped them again in each of the five colors.  I punched out all ten of them both the whisper white ones and the colored ones.  Once I had them all punched I started cutting the colored ones apart and paper piecing them into the whisper white ones.  


With each color grouping I switched the colors on the umbrella up.  One my have pumpkin pie, granny apple green, coastal cabana, and the others my have a different color combo.  Once I had all the paper piecing done I added a different color handle to each one.  I then took a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock and stamped the raindrops in Coastal Cabana ink all over this piece to create a background.  


I then added each of the umbrellas to the background with liquid glue.  I then cut off any part that was hanging over the edge.  I then matted my card front onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black and cut it out with one of the stitched oval dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I added a scalloped oval in Basic Black Cardstock behind it to make it pop a little more.  I then added it to a Thick Whisper White card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11.  


Now I have a super cute card that I can send to someone letting them know they are on my mind.  Its bright colorful and cheery which is always great for cards like this and card challenges can provide that inspiration for you as well.  There are a lot of great ones out there and I personal think that The Spot Creative Challenge is one of the bests!  Okay I may be a little bias.  

Thanks for dropping by today, if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store in the list below.  If you have been on the fence about the Under My Umbrella stamp set I suggest you get it now you only have another week to get the stamp set and punch as a cost saving bundle.  So differently take advantage of that additional 10% savings.  

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 May 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  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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