Showing posts with label word wishes dies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label word wishes dies. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Luck of the Irish - A Wish for Everything The Spot Challenge #102 Good Luck

Well today is St. Patrick's Day and we thought it would be fun to share cards and projects that featured a Good Luck theme for this week's themed challenge over at The Spot.  So I went a little traditional with my card for today.  I kept with the Good Luck Theme but went very St. Patty's Day with it.  I used some scraps of green cardstock, the Wish for Everything Bundle, and a little heat embossing for my card today.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's a look at this weeks Challenge card that inspired my project.  Remember that you can click on the image below to play along with us this week and to check out all the great designs that the Design Team cam up with.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out by cutting different shades of green cardstock all on a slight angle for my project.  I used Old Olive, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover Cardstocks for my project, and just a touch of Basic Black to make all the greens pop.  I started out with my card base which was cut from a piece of Garden Green Cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) to make a top folding card.  Then I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to mat all my little angle pieces of cardstock on to.  I glued each piece of cardstock with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue alternating each one by color.  I found the liquid glue to be the best option for this because it allowed me to move any piece just a little closer together but still leave a little of the black showing between as needed.  

After I had all the green in place I cut off the excess cardstock hanging over the edge and then added it to a mat made slightly larger from some Basic Black Cardstock. I then attached this to my card base.  At this point I used the Word Wishes Dies and cut out Happy St. Patricks Day from some Basic Black Cardstock and attached it to the focal image of the card.  I then used some of the Old Olive Foil from the Nobel Peacock Foil Sheets and the smallest stitched heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and cut out four stitched hearts to make the four leaf clover.  I added it with a mix of liquid glue and dimensionals.  I added a call me clover enamel dot from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots to the center and around the card for a little more color and interest.  


I added a sub sentiment from the same stamp set that I heat embossed in gold on a strip of black cardstock that reads "May the luck of the Irish go double for you"  I thought that just added a perfect extra little touch for my card today.  And maybe it would bring whomever gets it a little more luck in their lives right now.  I hope that you are inspired to give this a try and that you will take a little time this week and play along with us over at The Spot your place for creativity.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the image or image in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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If you place any size order with me during the month of March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  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, March 16, 2020

Happy Easter - Full of Happiness Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a cute little Easter card featuring the Full of Happiness Stamp Set.  Which by the way is my featured item this week and you will see a couple more projects featuring this stamp set later in the week.  The Full of Happiness Stamp Set is a super cute layering stamp set where you build a fun little Easter Chick.   And, it coordinates with the Dino Dies in the Annual Catalog.  Here's a look at today's card.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started off my card by die cutting the words Happy and Easter three times from scrap cardstock using the Word Wishes Dies and then once from So Saffron.  Once I had all the words cut out I glued them together with liquid glue and set them aside to dry completely.  Next I cut all my cardstock and designer series paper to size, for the card base I used a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (Metric would cut at 10.5 cm x 29.7cm).  Then I cut my Purple Posy Cardstock to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (Metric cut at 14.2 cm x 9.8 cm).  My Designer series paper which comes from the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack was cut at 3 3/4 x 5 (Metric 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm).  


I used a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock to stamp the chick from the Full of Happiness Stamp Set on.  I stamped my little cutie using So Saffron, Early Espresso, and Mango Melody Classic Inks.  Once it was all stamped out I used my Paper Snips to cut it out.  I then stamped the outline of the end in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap of the Best Dressed DSP and cut it out using the matching die from the Dino Dies.  


I then added the secondary sentiment to a very small scrap of Purple Posy Cardstock and stamped it in Highland Heather Classic Ink.  This was trimmed down to a small banner so that I could add it to the card below the Happy Easter Sentiment that I added to the card front with liquid glue.  I then added the egg with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then chick with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  To finish off the card I added a few of the sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment to add a little bling and spring feel to the card.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have been inspired to give this card a try and that you are getting ready for Easter.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can order them in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the March Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in April as a Thank You.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't 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 March, you will receive the March Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features fourteen floral themed tutorials.  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: