Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer


Hello and welcome back to my blog today; Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal.  Well, do I have the tool for you!  Get your hands on the new Paper Trimmer.  I wanted to take a little time and talk to you about the new Stampin' Up! Trimmer that will be available starting November 1, 2019.  Yes, it will be available in time to wrap and put under the Christmas Tree.  I have been playing with this new trimmer all month long (one of the perks of being a demonstrator); and I am loving it.  I have used the blade that came with it all month long and haven't had to change it one time.  And, believe me I cut a lot of cardstock, glimmer paper, and window sheets with it over the last month.  I've tried my best to give it a good work out before I would even share any real information with you.  I know if you have followed me you have seen it used in my Facebook Lives, and other videos.  But, like I said I haven't really talked about it because I wanted to give it a good once over before I did.  Here's a look at the trimmer a little closer up.
image by Stampin' Up! 

Product Details: 

Our new Paper Trimmer is lightweight, portable, and perfect for making stable and straight cuts!  

Paper Trimmer
Item: 152392 | $25.00 usd

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
image by Stampin' Up! 

 Click here to see the cute promotional video.  It's quite entertaining. 
image by Stampin' Up! 
I hope that you have found my little post about the New Stampin' Up! Trimmer helpful.  I have been extremely pleased with it since I've gotten mine.  And even more pleased that I have not had to change the blade once this entire month and it's still cutting just as it did on day one.  If you have a one of the old trimmers and some blades use those up until you need a new trimmer and I am happy to help you get one of the new ones at that time.  But If you are in the market for a new trimmer or want to have one under the Christmas tree let me know and I am happy to help you get one on November 1st.  The trimmer will be available November 1st, but Stampin' Up! is holding off on releasing the blade replacements until later on.  No there's not anything wrong with them, they just sold better than they expected during the demonstrator preorder.  So, Stampin' Up! wants to hold off until they have a large enough supply built up to accommodate the orders that may come in later on.  But as I mentioned above I've been on the same blade all month and it's still going strong.

Thanks for dropping by I will see you again in the morning for a fun Halloween post.

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!  

November HOST CODE:  QU2TJBJN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in December.
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 

Fall Leaves and Plaid- Gather Together Stampin 'Up! #PCC357

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This week the Paper Craft Crew's weekly challenge is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  From the challenge image I had to go with sponging and fall as two of the main elements for my card today.   I have a love of all the colors in Fall and actually my inspiration for my projects came from my very own front door.  I pulled inspiration from the Fall wreath that we have hanging.  Here's a look at my card.


Here's the inspiration image for this weeks challenge.  You can play along just like the game of tic tac toe we played as kids.  I went with the bottom row straight across.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started off my card with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock cut at (You guessed it 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I used post it tape and my grid paper to mask off lines in different colors in one direction so that I could use my sponge daubers and create the ink blended plaid background.  Once I had all the lines in different sizes going in one direction I came back and did it again going to opposite way to create the plaid.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry Inks for this.  
I then stamped three leaves from Gather Together Stamp set and colored them with my colored pencils.  I used a little oil painting solvent to blend the color pencils you can also use baby oil.  I then let that dry and cut them out using the matching die.  While I was die cutting I used the Hand letter Prose dies and cut out the word Fall from some so saffron cardstock.   So while I still had my die cutting machine out I cut out the largest stitched nested label die from a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged around the edge with some Crumb Cake ink.  
Once everything was cut out I popped up the large stitched nested label on my card and cut off a little that was hanging off the side of the card front.  I then added one of the leaves popped up on Stampin' dimensionals and the letters that spelled out Fall.  I then tucked the other two leaves under this.  To finish off the card I added a double bow made with the Cajun Craze Linen thread from the holiday catalog Come Gather Ribbon Combo Pack and added a few rhinestones I colored using my dark Cajun Craze stampin' blend.  
Thanks for dropping by I hope that you like my card today, and that you will give making your own plaid background a try.  If you don't you can get the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper for your Holiday crafting in my online store.  
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!  

November HOST CODE:  QU2TJBJN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in December.
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 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Christmas Greetings - Christmas Rose Stampin’ Up! by Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going  to share with you day 2 of my 25 days of Christmas; where I share Holiday Themed projects every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until December 21.  I enjoy making holiday cards each year and I enjoy even more sharing them with you.  I kicked off this years holiday series last Saturday with a Holiday Simple Stamping Card.  Here's a look at the second card in this series.

I created this easy elegant card with the Christmas Rose Stamp Set which will be released on November 1, 2019 as part of the limited time Christmastime Is Here Suite.  This is a super lovely Christmas stamp set that features a large rose, pine boughs, and Holly berries in a nice beautiful bouquet.   The Christmas Rose Stamp set is a duo configuration stamp set.  This means that you are getting two stamp sets for one price.  You are getting the outline image (which is what I used today) in cling mount, and a photopolymer stamp set which can be used to lay your color down in the outline image.
The large greeting came from the host set Greatest Part of Christmas.  Which by the way in my opinion one of the best Christmas greetings sets we have this year.   The greatest part of Christmas is spreading cheer to everyone! No matter what sentiment you want to express for the season, you'll find it with the Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set. Pair with any image set for unlimited possibilities.

Video Tutorial: 

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Over all I love the look of this simple elegant card that only takes minutes to recreate.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have enjoyed the second post for my 25 Days of Christmas Series.  I you missed the first card you can find it on my YouTube Channel as well as here.  
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!  

November HOST CODE:  QU2TJBJN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in December.
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 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: