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

Monday, May 18, 2020

Rick's Online BOGO Sale Coming Soon!



BOGO Sale
Friday, June 5, 2020 till Thursday, June 11, 2020

I am getting ready to kick off my Online BOGO Sale!  I am making plans now and have pulled all the retiring products I have for this sale.  And believe me there's a lot of dies, punches, stamps, and more that will be sold during this sale.  I will be holding the sale in a private Facebook Group that you will need to ask to join

The sale will kick off on Friday, June, 2020 at 1 PM CST with a live shopping event where I will walk you through all the items that are for sale.  The sale will go on both during and after the live event.  This year's BOGO sale will go from Friday, June 5, 2020 till Thursday, June 11, 2020.  So if you can't make the live you will still have plenty of time to shop and earn FREE items.  
I have also included a free gift with each qualifying purchase (while supplies last).

Requests to join the group will start being approved on June 1st.  

Guidelines on how it will work can be downloaded here!  I have tried to make this super easy for both you and I.  All the guidelines will be followed to the letter.  

Thursday, May 14, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop - Manly May



Hello and welcome to my blog and the One Stamp At A Time May Blog Hop!  This month our theme was Manly May so we all created projects with the guys in mind.  I decided to do a little sneak peek at some of the new products coming out soon in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I picked the World of Good Suite to feature in my little sneak peek today, and it was perfect for some manly projects.  Here's a look at my projects for this month.  

Adventure Awaits:  


Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

More my card this month I featured the Beautiful World Bundle along with a few other products that will be coming soon.  Currently the only way to get these products is being a demonstrator.  You can add them to items that we got to preorder in your starter kit.  I started out my card by picking which designer series paper from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper I wanted to use.  I went with one of the ones with the brass foil accents and Cinnamon Cider backgrounds.  I mean really I could have picked any of them and I would have been happy.  I've never seen a pack a of paper that is so wonderful. 

Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Once the designer series paper was selected it was very easy to move forward.  I took a piece of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock and used the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder to create a fun texture to it.  I loved that I didn't have to take my cardstock and crumple it up throw it on the floor and stomp on it a couple times to get this texture.  You all know what I am talking about; we've all done it!  Once I embossed the cardstock I took my Versamark and Early Espresso Ink Pads and ran very lightly over the surface.  I wanted the raised edges to pick up the different colors.  Since we could not preorder the New In Color Ink Pads I had to figure out how to get the look of the Cinnamon Cider with out having it.  So the versamark on the colored cardstock was my best option.  Now you may be wondering how I got a close color on the world with out having the ink pad.  Well, I sat down with a few ink refills and started mixing them in different ratios and watering them down to get the color I wanted.  It's not an exact match but it's close.  

Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

My sentiment was added with the new Lovely Labels Pick A Punch which is going to go on back order quick because it's going to be so popular.  You can create six different punched labels with just this one punch.  LOVE IT!!!   I used a 1" strip of Early Espresso Cardstock for the back piece and a 3/4" strip of Cinnamon Cider Cardstock for the label I stamped the sentiment on.  

Life's a Beautiful Journey Box: 


So for my 3D project this month I kept with the same suite of products and same color scheme and came up with a super cute box, that I just love.  I don't always love my 3D projects each month but this one is hands down my favorite.  Here's a look at the box. 

Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I repeated the same embossing as the card but instead of adding both the Versamark and the Early Espresso Ink, I just did the Versamark.  I personally like the this better than the two colors, but you can let me know which you prefer.   The final measurement of the box is 4 1/2" x 2" x 3".  So, you can see it's a nice size little gift box.  After embossing everything I added the embossed pieces to a Whisper White mat that's 1/8" different all the way around the embossed layers.  I then added it to the box which I made from a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock.  

Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Once I everything put together I stamped one of the worlds from the Beautiful World Stamp Set and used the matching dies to cut it and stand out.  I stamped the world on Cinnamon Cider Cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The stand was stamped on Whisper White Cardstock as well as the sentiment.  I then tied some of the Early Espresso 1/4" Faux Suede Trim around the box and tied it in a bow.  Which by the way actually ties very easily.  Next I added the world and stand to the top of the box with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  I punched out the sentiment using the Story Label Punch:  Which I attached with a little liquid glue.  

Beautiful World Bundle, World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Manly Project, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!
 
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed this little sneak peak and I hope you have fun hopping along with us this month.  

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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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Monday, May 11, 2020

You're My Person - Modern Heart Kylie's Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to my blog for the second post today.  I am back again for this month's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop.  This month I am going to share a card with you that I made using the retiring Modern Heart Stamp Set.  This is another one of those sets that I waited to order because well you know all the reasons why:  I am sure you have said them yourself.  I actually got this stamp set in my shipment the day that the Last Chance List came out.  So you can imagine that I was a little upset when I saw it and three others I just ordered on the list.  So I decided to make lemonade and use them anyway.  I was actually really surprised it was on the list, since it only came out last year in the Annual Catalog, and everyone I knew had it.  Any way Here's a look at my card.  

Modern Heart Stamp Set, Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I started my card today by figuring out what I wanted to use and the color scheme for my project; this seems to be my go to for starting a card.  I like to figure out what colors I am using; then work from there.  I usually will pull the colors from my designer series paper.  With this card I used the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  I pulled the colors from the coordinating colors on the back of the paper pack and added in Basic Gray, because we all know it goes with everything.  

Modern Heart Stamp Set, Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then picked out the designer series paper that I wanted cut it down to size and added it to a Whisper White mat.  Then I added that to a Blackberry Bliss mat before adding this to the Thick Whisper White Card base.  I then stamped the heart from the Modern Heart Stamp Set and used the watercolor wash image from the set to fill it in with Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink.   But, before stamping the watercolor wash image down I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper to have just a little lighter color.  I then added the stamped image to a Blackberry Bliss mat and added it to my card front. 

Modern Heart Stamp Set, Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I next stamped my sentiment in Old Olive Classic Ink and punched it out using a 1 1/2" Circle Punch.  I added the whisper white circle to a blackberry bliss circle which by the way was punched out with a 2" Circle Punch.  I popped the Whisper White circle up on Stampin' Dimensionals and then popped the sentiment up again once layered with dimensionals on the card front.  To finish off my card I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels sprinkled around the card to add a little sparkle.  
Modern Heart Stamp Set, Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I also added just a little something to the inside of the card with a strip of matching designer series paper.  Thanks for joining me for my second post today.  Make sure that you hop along with the others in the blog hop I know you will find a lot to be inspired by today.  You can also shop all the supplies I used today in my online store by clicking on the item in the Shopping List below the blog roll. 

Blog Roll: 




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.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 


Product List