Showing posts with label stamps ink & paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stamps ink & paper. Show all posts

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Awesome Otters SIP Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a Simple Sunday project for you.  This is a project created using mostly Stamps, Ink, & Paper.  Today's SIP (Stamps Ink & Paper) Card features the Awesome Otters Stamp Set.  Here's a look at my Simple Sunday project.  

For this weeks Simple Sunday SIP Card I picked to feature the Awesome Otters Stamp Set.  It's amazing what you do do with just a few simple supplies.

Simple Sunday is my series that I share each week for beginner crafters.  I also share some basic supplies that all beginner crafters should purchase to get started along with a few tips and tricks to make paper crafting easier and recreateable for the new crafter.  

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Stampin’ Up! Beautifully Braided Saturday Simple Stamping Card - Episode 46

Hello and welcome to my blog and the next Episode of my Saturday Simple Stamping Card Series.  Today's project marks forty-six project tutorials that I have shared with beginning stampers and crafters.  This is a series that goes back to the basics and uses just stamps, ink, and paper (SIP Cards).  You can see all the SIP cards by either doing a search in the search bar or click here and see the playlist.  For my card today you I used the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set from the January-June Mini Catalog.  Create elegant borders with flowers, scallops, and braided patterns in the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set. With the included phrases, you can make greeting cards for your friends.  With the large images it makes for a perfect set to use on SIP Cards.  Here's a look at my project for today.

Simple Stamping Tips & Tricks: 

For my card today I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images; I did this because it was a little easier to stamp the large floral image onto my Whisper White Cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) perfectly.  If I didn't get a good impression the first time I could stamp it again just making sure the cardstock was in the positioner in the same place.  Do you have to use the Stamparatus or other Stamp Positioner?  No, you could use the large Clear Block F (which I have listed below in the shopping list) and just place the block on your table with the stamp facing up.  And, ink it up and place your paper on top of it making sure to give good even pressure on your cardstock by walking your fingers across every inch of the image.   I stamped the image in Highland Heather Classic Ink, and then used my watercolor pencils to color in the open line areas of the stems and berries.  I used the other stamp in the set to fill in the floral image by stamping off onto scratch paper to create a lighter ink color.  

I then stamped my sentiment on the right-hand side of the card in the Highland Heather ink.  I picked the sentiment because I thought it could be used for any occasion to send to a friend.  Once my stamping was done I used Snail Adhesive and attached it to my Purple Posy (5 3/8 x 4 1/8) mat.  I then added the card front to the Highland Heather card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) using Snail Adhesive.  I think that beginners do better with a dry adhesive when they first start out over the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I remember when I started how frustrated I got using the liquid glue.  It was either to much or not enough, until I got used to squeezing the bottle correctly.  So I try to teach you from my mistakes or set backs from when I started out stamping.  To finish my card I added another piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the inside cut to the same measurement as the front layer.  

Simple Stampin' Video Tutorial:

 If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here or on the image below to see the video.  Some mail servers do not like to show the embedded video.

Steppin It Up to Causal & Avid Cards: 

The Beautifully Braided stamp set can be purchased as part of a Cost Saving Bundle along with the Braided Bolder Punch.  When you purchase the bundle you save 10% off the cost of both items.  Here's a look at the cards I designed using the Bundle for the Casual and Avid Crafters.
 For my Causal Crafters I used the Beautifully Braided Bundle along with some additional cardstock and a couple more punches to create the Causal style card that can be seen here on the left. 
I punched out a 2" Circle Punch from the center of my Purple Posy cardstock.  I punched out from the center of the mat layer because no one will ever see it and know if you don't tell them.   This is a great trick to save on cardstock and get the most use from your investment.
I then stamped my sentiment on the front panel and used a 1 3/4" Circle Punch from that.  I then stamped the same image that we filled in the floral with the same way over the sentiment to create a little interest.  I then layered this onto our Purple Posy Circle with a little liquid glue.
I used the Braided Bolder Punch and some scraps of Highland Heather Cardstock and punched out the border braid.  I then attached it over the bottom third of the whisper white card front using liquid glue before matting it.
I then popped up the circle sentiment embellishment over the opening where I did the punch out to hide the hole in the card front.  I popped this up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  And that finishes how I made the Casual Crafter version of this card.

For my Avid Crafter card I repeated the same steps as for the Casual Crafter with a few alterations and additions to the card.

Once I had the braid punched out I decided to braid in some additional texture to the embellishment.  I picked the 1/8" Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon and weaved it in and out of the openings on the braided cardstock until I got to one side.  Then I cut it off and repeated it in the other openings creating a double braid.  Once I was to the other side I tied the two loose ends of the ribbon into a bow.  It took about 28 to 30" of ribbon to do this.  I attached the double braided embellishment to my card front with liquid glue that I put behind it making sure to not only add the liquid glue behind the cardstock but the ribbon as well.

I then took some Basic Rhinestones Jewels and colored them with my dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blends.  This is a great way to get a custom embellishment to match your projects without a lot  of work.  You do have to color them and then let them dry a little while.  But, the look is stunning.  To do this you are going to color them while they are still on the backing from the packaging and just use the darkest blend that matches your project and color them.   Easy peasy!  Once the newly colored rhinestones where dry I just popped them on my card.  I added a couple on the sentiment piece, and then placed the others over the berries for a little extra bling.

All the items listed before the bundle on the shopping list is what I used for the SIP version of my card.  Everything after that are for the two stepped up versions.

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 

***Remember, if you put in an order ($40 minimum before taxes and shipping) by 
Monday, February 17th, 2020 at midnight, 
I'll send you all three make and takes for free! 
But, your order MUST be in by Tuesday at midnight!! 
You must use Host/Hostess Code AGA9YBUB.

Join my NEW Online Technique & Fancy Fold Club!  You can find out all the details by clicking here!

Last day to sign up for my Monthly Card Club by February 20, 2020!  Sign up and learn more about Card club by clicking here!  February's featured stamp set is the Morning Star Stamp Set.  Stamps sets are not included in the club but may be purchased using the host code as an add on.  Or you may use something you already own.  

Receive the January Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle with any size order!  Features 17 projects designed by Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  This month we all featured a item in the Sale-a-bration Brochure.  

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Toile Christmas Simple Saturday Stamping Card

Hello and welcome to my blog and this week's episode of Saturday Simple Stamping.  This week we are making a Thank you card using the Toile Christmas Stamp Set.  Even with the holidays approaching we still need things like Birthday, Thinking of you, and Thank you Cards.  So this is not the time of the year to stop making those types of cards, why not when you're using those Christmas and Holiday Stamps not make a few cards for these occasions as well.  That's just what I did with today's Simple Stamping Card.  Here's a look at today's project.

Tips & Tricks: 

Most of you know that Simple Stamping was started last November by Stampin' Up! as a way to help crafters that are just getting started or have never stamped before to learn.  It's back to the basics with just stamps, ink, and paper, and maybe sometimes a punch or something else thrown in for fun.  I try to keep my versions of #simplestamping just at the basics.  I like to share cards that can be easily recreated by someone just starting out.  
For this weeks card I started out with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock cut in half at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  I stamped the cardinal from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set in Real Red ink on the front of the card.  And then added a scrap of the matching Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper I had left over from my Facebook Live project from Wednesday night.  I just attached that with a little snail adhesive and trimmed it to size afterwards.  
For the sentiment I used a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock also left over from Wednesday nights Facebook Live, and stamped the thanks from one of my favorite sentiment sets Here's a Card in Garden Green ink.  I then used the Timeless Label Punch and punched it out.  At this point it was looking a little plain so I added some of the small scrolls from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set to dress the punch out up just a little bit.  I added the label to my card with a couple stampin' dimensionals to finish it off.  
To finish the presentation of my cards I always like to dress up the envelopes.  And with my simple stamping cards it's no different.  For this weeks envelope I just stamped the top half of the cardinal on the flap of the envelope in Real Red Ink.  

Video Tutorial:

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  


  1. Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring Fall & Halloween Projects.  Plus get a gift from me in November. 

Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here.  

Three main reasons to Join!  

1.     You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
2.     You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
3.     Access to directions to all my online classes 

I All Ready Know I Want to Join!  Sign Me UP!

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

Template Designed by creativeworkerbee