Saturday, June 29, 2019

Rick's Saturday Simple Stamping Episode 24: Celebrate with Cake Note Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another Simple Stamping project.  This week we are going to focus on the Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set that can be found in the Beginners Brochure.  You can download this brochure from my website in the catalog section on the right hand side.  This brochure was designed with new crafters in mind; with stamp sets and projects designed just for people just starting out with card making and paper crafting.  Much like this series of projects.  Here's a look at my projects for today.

I CASEd these projects straight from the beginners brochure.  Case means to copy and share everything  or copy and selectively edit depending on who you talk with.  But Casing is a great way for new stampers to learn.  I hope that you will take time and CASE these projects as a new stamper visiting my blog.  We all have to learn to create cards and other projects so I hope that these posts help you find value in creating and the courage to share your creations with the world.

Saturday Simple Stamping Episode 24: 

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Closer Look: 

Here's a closer look at each of the note cards that I created for this week's Saturday Simple Stamping Post.  We are going to start off with the first one in the video so if you haven't watched it yet you will want to do so.  

I started this card by stamping the cake image in Flirty Flamingo ink in the center of the note card.  When I stamped the next two cakes I tried to line them up perfectly with the one in the center.  If that doesn't happen that's okay.  But, you want to start in the center so that you can have equal space on the note card for the other two cakes.  I then stamped the candles in Granny Apple Green ink and then added the sentiment.  I also stamped the same images on the front of the envelope.  This allows for coordination and dresses up our little envelope as well.  

For the next note card I stamped it in the portrait position (meaning just up and down with the flap opening from the right).  I stamped the same images in the same ink colors and then stamped the banner that reads Celebrate with Cake! in Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped the banner on the flap of the envelope to finish it off.  
In the Beginning Brochure there's one item number that you can use to get all the supplies you need to make this set of note cards and envelopes.   You can make twenty birthday themed note cards with the supplies in this bundle plus have the block, ink, and stamp set to make more projects in the future.  Not bad for such a small investment up front right!
Thanks for dropping by today for Episode 24 of Saturday Simple Stamping I hope that you are finding this series helpful.  Remember you can order all the supplies need by clicking on the image below.  I did list the bundle above this section also just so you could see all the wonderful products that come inside.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 


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Friday, June 28, 2019

My Memorable Mosaic Hummingbird Swap Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made for a card swap back in May.  I picked products from the Mosaic Mood Suite to create my swap card with.  For those that don't know what a swap card is I will briefly explain it for you.  This is the general jest of it; you make so many cards that are all the same and then you go to a event and you exchange one of your cards for one from someone else.  So you are really making a even exchange of ideas.  The swap that I took part in was a mail swap.  We all signed up and then mailed the correct numbers of swaps to the host and they switched them all out with other peoples swap cards.  Okay so enough of the details let's look at the card shall we.

As I said I picked products from the Mosaic Mood Suite in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  If you have your catalog these products are on pages 119-120.  This suite of products was designed with mosaic tiles in mind.  The designer series paper is not just a run of the mill designer series paper. It has a raised embossed like feel to different elements of this fun nature filled pack.  The raised images have a clear transparent coating on top that gives the look of a freshly waxed tile floor.
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To create my swap card I took some of this lovely designer series paper and I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4.  I then created a mat using Mint Macaron Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  I layered both of those together and then placed that on my Terracotta Tile Card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).
I used some of the Mint Macaron 1/4" textile ribbon as a accent on the front of the card.  I didn't want anything super over powering.  I wanted to really showcase this designer series paper.  Pictures do not do it justice on how pretty it is in real life.  When I was at OnStage in Charlotte back in April I wasn't impressed with it just from the pictures I saw.  But once I saw it in person I was like omg that is amazingly pretty.  So I knew with wanting to really show off it's beauty I would have to keep everything else super simple.
For the greeting I used one from the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set.  But again I couldn't pick something that was going to out do the paper so I picked the stamp that had a simple greeting but wasn't to busy but would draw a little attention.  I stamped the Sending all Happy wishes stamp in Terracotta Tile Ink and then punched it out using the Timeless Label Punch.  Which by the way you can get both the Memorable Mosaic Stamp Set and the Timeless Label Punch together in a cost saving bundle.  I just wanted you to be aware of that.  Also you can order products from the entire suite with one item number; which is something new with this catalog.
Thanks for dropping by today; I hope that you found a little inspiration from my little card.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 




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Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: A Little Smile

Hello and welcome to my blog; today you may have noticed that we are a little later than normal.  That's because I am taking part in this month's A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  The blog hop goes live a little later than my normal post.  This month we are showcasing alternative projects for the A Little Smile June 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  This kit was designed to give you small little cards to be used for Random Acts of Kindness (RAK cards).  Here's a look at my alternative projects.
I created a larger card from the smaller cards in the set and a desk organizer/card box to put those cards in along with some stamps and other post it notes.  That way you have everything right at hand to send out your cards.

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Here's a little closer look at both of my projects.  
For my card I used one of the little rak cards to create the focal image for my larger card.  I used a piece of coastal cabana cardstock and created a top folding A2 size card.  I stamped the background using three of the images from this month's stamp set.  I then added accents from this month's kit.  Here's a closer look at this month's stamp set and the supplies that came in the kit.  
For my dimensional project I created a little desk/card organizer for A2 size cards.  The desk organizer will hold about five or six cards, as well as some post it notes and stamps, plus you can place your business cards in the front little bin.  I created this from just one sheet of crumb cake cardstock; not bad if you ask me.  
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