Showing posts with label encouragement Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label encouragement Card. Show all posts

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Counting Sheep - Simple Sunday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is Sunday so that means it's time for a Simple Sunday project.  This week I am sharing a card that I made using the New Sale-A-Bration set Counting Sheep!.  You can earn this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase in my online store until September 30th.  Plus, it's a darn cute little stamp set.  Here's a look at my Simple Sunday project.  

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

I will also share some simple coloring tips with you today as well...

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Just a Reminder You Are Loved Card - Pride 2021

 Hello and welcome to my blog.  Since it is PRIDE month I wanted to see what I could create using products that I had on hand to share some love to the LGBTQ+ community.  So, I sat down and came up with what I think is a super cute card.  I will be sharing a few more cards for PRIDE month all month long so be on the watch for those as well.  Here's a look at my card today.  

I shared a card to those in the LGTBQ+ community that you are loved!  Card.  Click here to read about the card and my story being gay in the South

Monday, February 24, 2020

Wishing You Much Happiness today and Always - So Sentimental - Bird Ballad Notecard

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute and easy notecard using products from the January-June Mini and the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog  For my project today I created a note card to share with someone that maybe getting married, or maybe they are going through something, or maybe they just need a little encouragement.  These little notecards are perfect for all those occasions you may run into.  I picked one of my favorite Sentiment sets and one of my favorite Designer series papers for this project.  Here's a look at the notecard.

I used the Bird Ballad designer series paper and the So Sentimental Bundle for my project today.  I love the fun spring feel of the designer series paper.  I am really feeling the spring-fever right now, as you may have noticed from my projects as of late.  And, the Bird Ballad Designer series paper helps kind of curves the I am Ready for Spring feeling I've got going on.  I wanted to showcase the big sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set so I keep the card really simple in design.  Just a little designer series paper and a few colored rhinestones.  Which by the way I colored with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend.

My note card was cut from a piece of thick whisper white cardstock which measures 4" x 10 1/2" and I scored it at 5 1/4" to make the top folding note card.  I actually did this by accident I thought was cutting down two pieces of whisper white for another project but learned after I had it cut that it was a Thick Whisper White Card base; I think it all worked out because I adore the card that it made.  The Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper was cut to fit the entire front of the card.  I used another piece that I had cut down for the center of the card to add a little color interest plus to help ground the sentiment.  I also added a little strip to the inside of the card to make everything tie in.
After all the designer series paper was attached I stamped my sentiment onto a scrap of the thick whisper white cardstock in Daffodil Delight ink and used the matching dies from the bundle to cut it out.  The So Sentimental Bundle includes the So Sentimental Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.


Create tags, labels, and more with the phrases in the So Sentimental Stamp Set. These greetings are suitable for so many occasions—celebrating birthdays, welcoming new babies, saying “thank you.”
* 11 cling stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d


Create frames and tags of various shapes and sizes using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Pair the dies with the coordinating So Sentimental Stamp Set to quickly cut out sentiments for your handmade cards, tags, and more. You’ll love the versatility of these dies and the all-occasion sentiments from the stamp set.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that I have inspired you to power thorough your mess ups and try to create something beautiful with them.  Sometimes it's just a matter at looking at things just a little differently to get over that hurdle.  If you need any of the supplies that I used today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Power of Hope Lily Impressions Encouragement Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card made with two Saleabration Items from the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure.  Saleabration is the best time of the year at Stampin' Up!, It's the time of year that you are rewarded for every $50 increment that you purchase before shipping and taxes.  I used the Power of Hope stamp set that's part of the Power of Hope Bundle, and the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper on my card today.  In my opinion these are the perfect pair to create with.  Here's a look at my card.

The Power of Hope Bundle includes the Power of Hope Cling Stamp Set and Stone 3D Embossing Folder. Pair the stamp set and embossing folder for artistic coordination, or use them separately for even more options. Earn this craft bundle FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!  Impressionistic images in rich colors make the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper an excellent choice for elegant backgrounds and accents on handmade cards and scrapbook pages. Earn this beautiful paper FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion!
I picked the colors of my cards from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper.  There are a ton of wonderful colors in this pack of paper.  One of the great things about Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper is that you can then use the colors in it to add the coordinating cardstock, ink and embellishments to your projects without fear that they may not match as with some other companies products.  Stampin' Up! is known for their color coordination so you can play with everything that's offered in our catalogs and know without a doubt that they will match.  This was a big reason that I decided to join as a demonstrator almost five years ago.
After cutting my designer series paper down to 5 1/4 x 4 I needed to put a layering piece behind it.  For my layers on my original card I picked Coastal Cabana.  I cut one layer at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, and cut my scalloped square from a scrap piece using the Layering Square Dies.  I also cut a stitched square from Whisper White Cardstock to stamp on.
I repeated these same process for the card that I made in the video but changed up the color and the pattern of the Designer Series Paper.  For the second card I used Grapefruit Grove.  The stamping was all done the same.  I added the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding to the card front to add a little more texture.
On the inside of each card I stamped the geisha from the Power of Hope stamp set in the inside as soon as you open the side folding card.  I stamped her in Grapefruit Grove on both cards.  You can see a little peak of her on the inside with this photo.

Video Tutorial: 

If you are viewing this post by email you may not be able to see the embedded video.  If so you will need to click here or on the image below to view the video.  

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Coastal Cabana or Grapefruit Grove Cardstock - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, 3 x 3 (for scalloped squares)
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3 x 3 
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you been inspired by my card today.  If you order everything that I used to make today's card it will cost you around $131.00 so you could get the Power of Hope bundle as your free Sale-a-bration item.  If you add in $19.00 more dollars you will be able to pick the Power of Hope Bundle and the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper as your Free Saleabration items.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Join my team during Saleabration and you will get the super cute Mini Cutter and the DSP Sampler Pack free in your Starter Kit along with a Free Paper Pumpkin, Business Pack, a FREE Stamp Set of your Choice in addition to the $125 of product of your choice for $99.00 with Free Shipping.  That's $277.75 of products and supplies for only $99.00 (Price includes the Well Said Stamp Set (most expensive in catalog) plus 9% sales tax) 

Receive the January Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle with any size order!

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Rick's Weekly Recap: Featuring the Daisy Lane Stamp Set & Bundle

Hello and welcome to my blog; I am starting a new series on my blog today.  I will be doing a weekly recap of all the projects that I did this week.  This week I featured the new stamp set & bundle Daisy Lane.  This is a wonderful fun set that features some wonderful images of both large and medium daisies and a few other images.  It also has some wonderful sentiments.  I also used some of the new 2019-2021 In Colors this week on a few of my cards.

So this is how this new post will work.  You will see each project and the image will be linked to the coordinating blog post.  So you can click on the image and read more about that card or project.  I will also share the video for that project if there is one.  At the end of the post you will find all the supplies used for all the cards.  If you are viewing this post via email you will not be able to see the video you will need to visit my blog to view them or my YouTube Channel.  Some email servers will not show the embedded videos.  There's always a video on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.







Thanks for dropping by for the first Weekly Recap.  I hope that you have enjoyed this little walk through of all the projects I have created using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set & Bundle this week.  Next week I will be featuring the Free As a Bird Stamp Set.  If you would like any of the products I've used this week you can click on the item in the shopping list and it will take you to my Online Store.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 

June Host Code:  C7W2JPBM
1.       Spend any amount up to $50 (before taxes & shipping) and get the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free
2.      Spend $50.00 (before taxes & shipping) in my Online Store using the current host code during June and get a card kit to make the all the projects for my June Monthly Card Class.  (kits will not ship out until the 20th of the month all qualifying orders past that will be put down for the July Monthly Card kit)
3.       Spend $150 or more (before taxes and shipping) and get both my June Monthly Card Class kit, and the June Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle FREE as my gift to you. 

Product List
Daisy Punch
Sprig Punch
Leaf Punch
Heat Tool
Glue Dots

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