Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sail Away Bundle Class Announcement


Sail Away Bundle Class

Class Date: When ever you choose 
Class Time: When it’s best for you
RSVP & Payment Due: April 16, 2020
Location: Comfort of your own home
Cost: Based on Budget Friendly Option You Pick

Details: 

Join me for this month’s bundle class!  This month we are feeling the cool breeze of the ocean on our skin and the smell of salt water in air with this month’s bundle class.  For April’s bundle class I am featuring the Sail Away Bundle from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You will make five different projects in this month’s class.  We are making four cards (one is a wow card) and a 3d project using products from the Come Sail Away Suite.  


This month’s featured bundle is the Sail Away Bundle and you can purchase it as an add on to your class.  Or you can use something else that’s similar that you may already own.  If you want to make the cards exactly the way that I did you will need the bundle.  You will also need your basic tool kit with your favorite adhesives; snail, multipurpose liquid glue, stampin dimensionals (both sizes), mini glue dots, and tear & tape along with your bone folder, paper snips.  You will also need a Paper Trimmer and Simply Scored scoring tool (or similar) this month.  The only additional supplies besides what’s listed you will need a Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pads or similar colors to complete the projects.  

Option 1:  Basic Sail Away Bundle Class $35.00 
  • (No Stamp set or bundle included) 
  • ½ pack of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 
  • 1 bolt of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine
  • 1 pack of Sail Away Trinkets
  • Card Kit (with all the precut die cut supplies ready for you to assemble)
  • PDF Printable Tutorial 
  • Instructional Video Tutorial (that will walk you through each project)

Option 2:  Sail Away Bundle Class with Add on Sail Away Bundle $85.25
  • Includes the Sail Away Bundle (priced with no additional taxes or shipping a 19% discount) 
  • ½ pack of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper 
  • 1 bolt of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine
  • 1 pack of Sail Away Trinkets
  • Card Kit (with all the precut die cut supplies ready for you to assemble)
  • PDF Printable Tutorial 
  • Instructional Video Tutorial (that will walk you through each project)

  • Available in my Online Tutorial Store as an Instant Download 

Register Here: 


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Schedule:  

Class sign up closes on April 16, 2020.  Once I have received all the signups for this class, I will order all the products for the class and have them sent to me.  All class supplies will be ordered on April 17, 2020.  Which usually takes about five days.  Once received I will cut, prep, and repackage all the supplies and get them ready to be sent out to in by USPS Priority mail in a padded USPS Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope.  The class will start shipping on or before April 27, 2020.  On date I will start email out the tutorials, and video links.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Sailing Home - The Spot Sketch Challenge #105

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card that I made for this week's sketch challenge over at The Spot.  For my card I decided to go with products from the Come Sail Away Suite from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I actually picked this suite because of the sentiment that I used on my card.  I thought it was just a very uplifting and encouraging message.  And I know that a lot of people need to here that today.  Here's a look at my card.  


Sailing Home Stamp Set, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, The Spot Sketch Challenge 105, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Here's a look at the challenge that inspired my card.  You can click on the image below to visit us at The Spot to see what the other design team members came up with using this week's sketch.  

Tips & Tricks: 

I started out my card design by attaching a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper after attaching it to a mat made from a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock.  I then attached it to my Soft Suede card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2).  Once I had the basics part of the card created I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut out three medium Soft Suede squares and three smaller squares from the designer series paper.  I keep with patterns in the blues from the designer series paper pack.  One reason for this choice was because blues and brown pair really nicely together.  Brown is considered a Earth Red or Earth Orange in the art world, and blue is the complementary color of orange.  So where I am going, yes, I am sneaking in a little color theory to my project.  

Sailing Home Stamp Set, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, The Spot Sketch Challenge #105, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

After cutting out the squares I attached them to each other with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I then attached a skinny strip of DSP to a skinny Soft Suede Strip and added it to the card front.  I then arranged the squares as you see above and as in the sketch.  I then stamped the lighthouse from the stamp set in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Night of Navy Classic Inks and used the matching dies from the Smooth Sailing Dies and attached them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Sailing Home Stamp Set, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, The Spot Sketch Challenge #105, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

To finish off my card I added one of the anchors from the Sail Away Trinkets using a mini glue dot and added a small bow made from the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine.  I hope that you like my card and that it gave you a little sense of hope in this trying time.  I also hope that you will take a little time a play along with us over at The Spot this week.  This is a really fun creative challenge and will make you think outside the box and explore your creativity.  Thanks for dropping by.  

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!  

 


Use the April Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in May 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 April, you will receive the April Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features eleven tutorials that use the outgoing 2018-2020 In Colors.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.


Order $50 (before shipping and taxes) of products from the Ornate Garden Suite of Products in my Online Store in April using the Host Code:  ZPBUDHR7 and I will send you’re the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle for FREE as a thank you gift.  That’s 90 tutorials featuring products from the Ornate Garden Suite (a $21 value) free for purchasing products from the Ornate Garden Suite from me this month free. 

 

Don’t want to order but still would like to get the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring 90 projects with both metric and Imperial measurements for each project!  You can purchase it from me for $21.00 US in my tutorial Store.  

In this class you will create lovely and delicate projects using the Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set.  During the class you will make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs).  The Fanciful Fragrance Stamp set features nine images and sentiments that will surely let someone know you care.  As always you may add on the stamp set if you like to make the cards exactly as I do, or you may use something you may already own that’s similar.  Click here to learn more and to register.  

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Fanciful Fragrance Online Card Class Announcement


Monthly Online Card Class:  Fanciful Fragrance 
Class Date:  April 30, 2020
Deadline:  Deadline to Order is April 16, 2020 
Location:   Comfort of your Home 
Cost: Based on the Budget Friendly Option You Choose 
Details: 
In this class you will create lovely and delicate projects using the Fanciful Fragrance Stamp Set.  During the class you will make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs).  The Fanciful Fragrance Stamp set features nine images and sentiments that will surely let someone know you care.  As always you may add on the stamp set if you like to make the cards exactly as I do, or you may use something you may already own that’s similar. 

The cards made in this class are perfect for Mother’s Day or to just send out to a friend during this time of need.  

Additional Supplies you will need:  Petal Pink Classic Ink Pad, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad, Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blend, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive/Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Sponge or Sponge Dauber, and a Trimmer.  

Includes Based on Option Picked:  


Option 1:  Fanciful Fragrance Basic Class:  $38.00 

½ Pack of Designer Series Paper *
1 bolt of Ribbon *
1 package of Rhinestones *
Card kit with precut supplies to make all the projects 
PDF Printable Tutorial and Video Tutorial 

Option 2:  Fanciful Fragrance Class with Add on Stamp Set:  $60.00 

With Add on Fanciful Fragrance Cling Stamp Set (at a 19% discount) 
½ Pack of Designer Series Paper *
1 bolt of Ribbon *
1 package of Rhinestones *
Card kit with precut supplies to make all the projects 
PDF Printable Tutorial and Video Tutorial 

Option 3:  Tutorial Only Option:  $15.00 

PDF Printable Tutorial Available as an Instant Download from my Tutorial Store 


When to expect everything:  
Registration closes on April 16, 2020.  I will order all the supplies needed for the Class on April 17, 2020.  
Once I receive everything I will cut and repackage all the supplies and start shipping out on or before April 27, 2020.  

* - Product Subject to Availability due to any backorder situation and may be changed to something else if backorders happen.  

To Register Online: 

To register online for this class you will fill out the registration form (completely) below.  Once you have filled out the form I will email you a invoice to pay for your class.  If you want Option 3 all you need to do is click the link above under option 3 and you will be taken to my Tutorial Store select the tutorial you want and check out.  It's available as a instant download there.  


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Ornate Garden Springtime Sampler Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the 12 x 12 Sampler that I made the other day using the designer series paper from the NEW Ornate Garden Suite.  The Ornate Suite of products will be in the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalog.  The lovely flowers in the Ornate Garden Suite Collection are a modern take on classic Victorian florals. The gold foil accented paper, gems, and shimmery ribbon will add sparkle and elegance to your projects. You’ll love what you can do with this versatile collection. Share your gratitude with the included sentiments or pair with any sentiments for all-occasion projects.  Here's a look at the sampler. 


Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper, Springtime Sampler, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks: 

Samplers are a great thing to make for every occasion or holiday because they are great home decor pieces that are inexpensive and easily to make.  Another great thing about samplers are that you can create them any way you want; there's no right or wrong way to make one.  You can create a simple one the I did today.  All I did was figure out how big I wanted my sampler to be.  Typically most are 12" x 12" since that's a full sheet of scrapbook cardstock.  But, I have made them as small as 6" x 6".  Yes, there is a little math involved but, you can make that as simple or as hard as you want it to be.  I decided simple was best.  So I did simple math not this common core crap they are teaching kids nowadays.  You know the math that your kids or grandkids bring home and it takes twenty steps to get to a two step answer.  I did good old common basic math.  I decided that I could get nine 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" squares on my 12" x 12" cardstock and it look visually appealing.  

ornate garden specialty designer series paper, rick adkins, stampin up, sampler

So with the first part decided I then knew that I would need nine 3" x 3" squares.  So I cut pieces of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it down to 3" strips and then came back and cut that again at 3" the other way to get my squares.  I then picked my coordinating colors So I went with colors in the paper (which is always a great way to pick your coordinating colors because Stampin' Up! did the work for us this makes it easy to pull colors you know will work together).  I picked Old Olive and Terracotta Tile as my mat layers.  So I cut five Old Olive squares at 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 (which only took 1 sheet of cardstock) and four in Terracotta Tile.  Next I arranged the DSP onto each mat layer deciding what looked best which what color.  Now mind you have not glued one thing down.  So once I had the placement figured out I then arranged the matted layers onto my sampler base.  Once I was happy with that is when I started glueing my designer series paper squares to my cardstock squares.  At this point I went ahead and attached everything to my base.  I always make sure to have the same margins on all four sides and I use a straight edge to line everything up.  I look at this as building a house and I start at the bottom and add the first row, then the next lined up with the same boarder and then the top row.   So think foundation, walls, then roof.  After getting the house assembled I can start with the really fun stuff and stamp and embellish the sampler.  

ornate garden specialty designer series paper, daisy lane bundle, rick adkins, stampin up

I started out then by stamping the two daisies from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Early Espresso Classic Ink.  My ink pad was very juicy so I went with second generation stamping so it wasn't quite as dark.  I stamped two of each daisy image from the stamp set twice.  When punched out you need two of each to make a full daisy.  So I added the small daisy which I stamped punched out with the small daisy punch and adhered together with a mini glue dot to the bottom left-hand side square up at the top.  I am thinking I am going to go back and add one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centers to the center of the small daisy for a added extra color to this one and tie in the the yellows of the paper.   
 
ornate garden specialty designer series paper, daisy lane bundle, rick adkins, stampin' up

For my top right-hand square I added the large daisy made and stamped the same way as the little one.  I added some of the old olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack behind.  The Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack gives you double the creative options with two spools of silky, shimmery ribbon. Use it on cards, tags, treat packages, and more.  You get 2 spools: 1 each of 2 colors (Old Olive and Terracotta Tile).  Each spool is 5 yards per spool so that's 10 yards total.   And the ribbon is a great size at 1/4" wide; which makes it great for every project.  To attach the ribbon all I did was add a little Tear & Tape Adhesive behind where I wanted my daisy to go, and made a z pattern with the ribbon securing it into the Tear & Tape.  Then I popped the daisy on top.  

ornate garden specialty designer series paper, hand-lettered prose dies, rick adkins, stampin up

Next I used some scraps of Old Olive Cardstock and Terracotta Tile Cardstock to cut out the words Spring and time using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.  I arranged the letters to go across to panels for my sentiment panels.  I had Spring at the top and then off set the time in the center of the two.  I then stamped "it's your time to shine" from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set onto a scrap of Terracotta Tile cardstock in Early Espresso.  I made this into a little fishtail banner that I placed centered from the edge between the two die cut words.  To finish off the sampler I added a few of the new Gilded Gems sprinkled around the sampler.  

Video Tutorial: 


If you do not see the video above you may have to click here to view the video.  Some emails will not show the embedded video.   Thanks for popping by today I hope you have a wonderful day.  

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!  


Use the April Host Code on any order of $50 (before taxes & shipping) or more during the month and receive a gift from me in May 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 April, you will receive the April Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features eleven tutorials that use the outgoing 2018-2020 In Colors.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $20 from me.

Order $50 (before shipping and taxes) of products from the Ornate Garden Suite of Products in my Online Store in April using the Host Code:  ZPBUDHR7 and I will send you’re the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle for FREE as a thank you gift.  That’s 90 tutorials featuring products from the Ornate Garden Suite (a $21 value) free for purchasing products from the Ornate Garden Suite from me this month free.  

Don’t want to order but still would like to get the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring 90 projects with both metric and Imperial measurements for each project!  You can purchase it from me for $21.00 US as a instant download from my Tutorial Store.  

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 


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