Sunday, November 3, 2019

Wrapped in Plaid Color Inspiration

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this weeks color inspiration.  Every other week I have been sharing color inspiration with you, and where to find your color inspiration.  This week I pulled color inspiration from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  Looking at the colors in any pack of designer series paper makes finding colors that work together super easy.  Here's a look at my card for today.

I started designing my card by pulling out the colors I wanted to use.  I went with Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold, all of which came from the designer series paper.  Once I picked the pattern I wanted to use I cut my cardstock.  For my cardbase I picked a piece of  Cherry Cobbler cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  I added my designer series paper to the front of the card.  I then stamped three of the pine trees and used the matching punch to punch them out.
I added some of the Shaded Spruce/gold stripped ribbon to the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiment to a piece of whisper white and cut it out using the stitched rectangle dies.  To finish off the card I added a bow made out of the same ribbon.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you are finding this bi-weekly series helpful.  If you need any of the supplies I used to create my card today you can picked them up in the online store.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Saturday Simple Stamping #38: Tiny Keepsake Clean & Simple Christmas Card

Hello and welcome to my blog and Day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas (Holiday Card Series for 2019).  I am going to share with you another card an video for this years Holiday Card Series and today's card is also a Simple Stamping Card as well.  With the 25 Days of Christmas Series I have new Christmas/Holiday projects coming out every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday until December 21, 2019.  For today's card I used the stamp set Tiny Keepsake and created a Clean and Simple Christmas Card for you today.  Here's a look at my card.

As I mentioned above this card was also designed for the beginner in mind.  It only uses stamps, ink , paper, and a embellishment.  Today I chose to use the Red Rhinestones from the Annual Catalog as the embellishment on my card.  I thought that the simplicity of the card didn't need a lot of extra stuff.  I wanted to use the Tiny Keepsake stamp set from the Holiday Catalog but in a different way than what it was designed for.  This stamp set was designed to decorate the Tiny Curvy Keepsake box.  But, I used one of the design images as the focal image of my card today.  I just adore the simple striped image; it reminds me of candy canes and I thought it was perfect for a clean and simple one layer card.
I stamped the stripped image in the center of my thick Whisper White Card base in Real Red ink.  I thought that this was a perfect attention grabber for a clean and simple card design.  It still reads Christmas without being overpowering.  This design is perfect for mass production and a new stamper at the same time.  Because you can set it up in the Stamparatus and stamp all the card bases at one time or use a clear block and do the same.
Once I had the center stamped I stamped one of the greetings from the stamp set on the outside in Old Olive ink.   I did add a inside sentiment with the Host Set Greatest Part of Christmas (which is one of my favorite Christmas sentiments sets ever).  I love the mix of inside and outside sentiments in this set and it has all kids of different fonts that I am sure you will find something to work on your cards.
As I mentioned before once I had the outside and inside finished I just added a few of the red rhinestones to embellish the card.  If you have missed any of the projects in my 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Card Series you can click here to view them all or just do a simple search on my blog and find them.

Video Tutorial: 

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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have enjoyed this little look at my clean and simple Christmas card today.

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.  


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Friday, November 1, 2019

Blogging Friends November Blog Hop: Celebrate with Some Christmas Cheer

Hello and welcome to my blog today, and the November Blogging Friends Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Celebrate with Some Christmas Cheer.  When I came up with this month's theme I had something different in mind than what I came up with for this month's project.  I didn't know at the time I came up with the theme that Stampin' Up! would be releasing a limited time suite that was just perfect for this theme.  But, they says things happen for a reason and this was so true with this theme and the limited time Christmastime is Here Suite of products that went live in my online store today.  Here's a look at my projects.

Yes, I did say projects; I really love this suite of products and created an entire gift set with the products from this suite.  I started out by creating a card using the Christmas Rose Stamp Sets, matching dies, Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper and other products in this suite.
  The Christmas Rose Stamp set is a dual configuration set; meaning one stamp set is clear mount red rubber and the other is Photopolymer.  The Red rubber cling stamp is the outline of the rose bouquet.  The photopolymer set is the layering set to fill in your outlined images.  This set works best with the stamparatus, so that you can get perfect placement with your stamped layers.  I used a piece of the designer series paper in the background of my card.
Next for the gift set I made a bow using the designer series paper.  I used the bow to decorate my little gift bag.  I also created a matching tag to go along with the bow and gift bag.  I love the look of brown paper mixed with pretty paper at Christmas Time.  I did a video on how to create paper bows a few weeks ago I will share that with you as well so that you can make your own.

Paper Bow Video: 

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To me there's not a better way to celebrate Christmas Cheer than with a gift set.  Because after all isn't this truly a time to share the joy of giving during the holiday season, so why not have a few gift sets made and ready to go.  Plus with the limited time Christmastime is Here Suite (available while supplies last) you will be totally ready to go during the holiday season.  Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have a wonderful day. 
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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.
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