Saturday, December 28, 2019

Two Cards One Layout - Timeless Tropical

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to make two different cards using the same layout, but with different looks.  This is a fun technique which will allow you to be very creative without a lot of work and you can use with just a few supplies to make quick easy cards that are sure to impress.  For my cards today I used products from the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 January - June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! which goes live on January 3, 2020 along with a Sale-a-bration item (that you can earn for free).  Here's a look at my projects!

Product Details: 

Add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colors to make a statement on your projects. It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline.  The Timeless Tropical Bundle includes the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies.  

The Timeless Tropical Stamp Set:  Create memorable projects with the retro tropical imagery in the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. Combine the tropical images with the striking sayings to make greeting cards to brighten someone’s day.  
The In the Tropics Dies:   Create fun tropical die cuts for cards and projects using the In the Tropics Dies. The dies include die-cut palm trees, hibiscus flowers, a pineapple, and more. Pair with the coordinating Timeless Tropical Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Make thank you cards, birthday cards, and more.
The Metallic Baker's Twine and Sequin Combo Pack:  Metallic twine and patterned sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack add the perfect finish to handmade cards and other paper projects. The twine has metallic thread woven through for delicate glimmer. Earn this embellishment combo pack FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion! 

Tips & Tricks: 

As I mentioned above I created all my cards with the same layout but changed up the sentiment and what the sentiment was put on.  I also moved the cut designer series paper around to create different looks with the same layout.  I love cards that you can get a different look from just by moving things around a little.  For these cards you are going to need two pieces of Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I then put them together and cut off a 1" strip from the bottom.  Next I turned them completely around to the long side and cut off another 1" strip.  From the last 1" strip (1" x 5 1/4") I then cut off a 1" square.  
Once I had the two pieces of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper Cut as instructed above.  I cut a mat of Coastal Cabana to layer everything onto my Thick Whisper White card base.  I always start with the largest piece of the designer series paper and place it in which ever corner I choice.  Next I started with the smaller strips.  For some I use the reverse side of the paper and others the front side.  One of the other great things about this technique is that it allows you to use and see both sides of your designer series paper so no more worrying about which side to use.  
In between each layer I left a very small border around each side.  Like 1/16" small.  Once that was done It was time to add the card front to card base.  I did this with a little liquid glue.  For my first card I stamped the Birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tropics Stamp Set using Early Espresso Ink.  I then stamped the leaf from the stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Next I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch it out.  I added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I finished off the card by stamping the same leaves on the inside of the card with Pear Pizzazz.  I then used the So Saffron Metallic Baker's Twine from the Metallic Baker's Twine and Sequins Combo Pack.  I tied the baker's twine into a double bow and added it with a mini glue dot.  

For the second lay out I used the pineapple die cut from the In the Tropics Dies along with the Aloha die.  I cut the top of the pineapple out with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and the bottom from Early Espresso Cardstock.  I placed the pineapple onto a large stitched oval in So Saffron Cardstock.  The Aloha was die cut from whisper white cardstock and attached with a little liquid glue.  I popped the oval up with Dimensionals.  Since the pineapple top goes over the oval I added one dimensional behind so everything was balanced.  I finished off the card by adding some of the pretty stripped sequins from the Twine sequin combo pack.  

Video Tutorial: 

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Sizes and Dimensions: 

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  4 1/4 x 11 (scored at 5 1/2) 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock:  5 3/8 x 4 1/8 
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  Scarp for Aloha and Everyday Label 
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock:  Scrap for Top of Pineapple 
  • Early Espresso Cardstock:  Scarp for Bottom of Pineapple
  • So Saffron Cardstock:  Scrap for large Stitched Oval 
 Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you give this a try with some of your designer series paper.  The supplies that I used today will be available starting January 3, 2020.  And at the time you will also be able to start every Free Saleabration items with each qualifying amount.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Clubhouse Easy Fun Fold Card

Hello and welcome to my blog: today I am going to share with you a card I designed for a Make & Take at a Local Demonstrator meeting a few weeks ago.  Each quarter the Demonstrators in North Alabama have a quarterly get together and talk about different topics, we also do a couple Make & Takes and I volunteered to provide one of them this quarter.  I decided to design my project around the Country Club Suite in the new 2020 Mini Catalog.  I designed a very easy fun fold card using this suite of products.  And It's also a great masculine Birthday Card for any guy in your life that loves to golf.  Here's a look at my project.

The Clubhouse Bundle includes the Clubhouse Stamp Set and the Golf Club Dies.  Celebrate all things masculine and sporty with the detailed golfing, line-art images in the Clubhouse Stamp Set. Create a golf-themed greeting card for the men in your life.  GOLF CLUB DIES allows you to 
create fun cards and projects for the golf lovers in your life. The dies include a die-cut golf ball, golf clubs, golfer, and more.  Pair with the coordinating Clubhouse Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Make Father’s Day cards, birthday cards, and more! Great for masculine projects.  When you pair the stamp set and dies with the matching Country Club Designer Series Paper you will hit a hole in one with clubhouse-themed paper. This high-quality printed paper is excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. Pack includes various golf-themed images, prints, and patterns. It’s a great choice for masculine cards and projects

Tips & Tricks; 

The first thing that I did for my card was to cut the card base to size and did my score lines.  This card has two score lines one at 4 1/4" and the other at 1".  On the smaller score line that's to be folded back I stamped the golf ball up and down that side in Garden Green ink.  Which by the way was the only ink pad I used for this card.   I then added a small strip of Whisper White behind the stamped piece and added some of the Country Club Twine Combo Pack to that side wrapping it around and then tied it into a bow.  The Twine Combo pack comes with four spools of twine one each in the following colors.  Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Night of Navy, and Garden Green.  The Country Club Twine Combo Pack is perfect for cards, tags, treat packaging and so much more.  

I then took a strip of the Country Club Designer Series paper and cut it into two pieces.  One that measured 1" x 5 1/2 and the other was 1 1/8" x 5 1/2".  The larger of the two was attached to the outside of the card and the 1" strip was placed on the inside of the card.  I then stamped the golf ball and tee from the stamp set and cut it out with the matching die.  I added a whisper white strip of cardstock with the outside sentiment to fold on the front using dimensionals only on the fold.  I popped the golf ball up also with a dimensional.  You don't want to place the dimensionals on the opening passed the fold because you will glue your card close.  
For the inside of the card I stamped the golfer and the Happy Birthday Sentiment on a piece of whisper white cardstock and attached it to the inside allowing a mat around this piece.  So when you open the card you have this fun inside sentiment and place to write your message.  

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Garden Green Cardstock:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 & 1" 
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  1/2" x 5 1/2", 3" x 5 1/4", 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", scrap for Golf Ball and tee,
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper:  2 1/8" x 5 1/2" cut to 1" x 5 1/2" 
  • 20 - 24" of Country Club Twine
Thanks for dropping by today for this quick little card.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and I will see you again soon.  Remember that these products go live on January 3rd, 2020 or you can add them to your starter kit when you join my team now.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Painted Poppies & Peaceful Moments Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made last night during my weekly Facebook Live.  Each week I do a Facebook Live featuring a fun project or projects to you right in your home at 8 pm CST.  This week I played with products from the new Mini Catalog.  I used products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  Here's a look at the project.

Tips & Tricks: 

For my card today I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set along with the Peaceful Moments Bundle to create the beautiful floral card.  I love the Painted Poppies Stamp set and the Peaceful Moments stamp set they are both in my top 10 for the Spring.  The Painted Poppies Stamp Set is inspired by a field of poppies and features beautiful line-art images you can fill in with your choice of coloring techniques.  The Peaceful Moments Stamp set features greetings, greetings, and more greetings. Whatever the situation, the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set has the words you need to express your thoughts.  Here's a look at the entire suite of products.  
Being a watercolor person I love the designer series paper because I can create a card without having to drag out any paints.  It's all done for me without any mess.  Which was why I pulled it into my card today.  
But the main star of this card is the Poppy Moments Dies.  With these dies you can create fancy, layered die-cut poppies, leaves, and more to add beauty and depth to your handmade cards, scrapbooks, journals, and other paper crafts using the Poppy Moments Dies. Pair the dies with the coordinating Peaceful Moments Stamp Set to add heartfelt sentiments to your projects for birthdays, congratulations, sympathy, thank you, and more.  These dies are so easy and fun to play with.  

·      Poppy Parade:   4 ¼” x 11” (scored at 5 1/2”)  3” x 3” (for flower)
·      Pool Party:                3 ¼” x 4” 
·      Old Olive:                 3” x 4”
·      Whisper White:        4” x 5 ¼” (inside).     ½” x 2 ¼”
·      Mossy Meadow:      Scrap leaf base
·      Basic Black:            Scrap for flower center 
·      Flirty Flamingo:       2 ¼” x 5 ½”                3” x 3” (for flower)
·      DSP:                          2” x 5 ½”                    


Video Tutorial: 

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Thanks for dropping by I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a Happy Rest of the Holiday Season.  See you soon. 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Product List:

Painted Poppies Cling Stamp Set
Peaceful Moments Bundle (English)
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue