Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical - Quick Easy Card Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a quick & easy card using the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  This card was actually CASED from the January-June Mini Catalog.  If you are not sure what I mean by CASE it means to copy and share everything or to copy and selectively edit.  Its a great way to learn new techniques or to produce a project in a pinch.  But, mainly I use it to learn.  Here's a look at today's card.


timeless tropical stamp set, label me lovely punch, in the tropics dies, CASE, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Like I said above this is really a quick and easy card to do.  It's perfect to create if you have a birthday coming up for a man, or someone that's in a tropical setting, or even someone you want to make smile.  The fun mix of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper with the Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Palm Trees. The texture added by the Braided Burlap Trim and the Linen Thread just makes me happy.  

timeless tropical stamp set, label me lovely punch, in the tropics dies, CASE, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4) for the card base, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 (for palm trees) 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (for label), 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) 
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock - scrap for strip
timeless tropical stamp set, label me lovely punch, in the tropics dies, CASE, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I stamped my palm trees onto the 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock in Soft Suede Classic Ink and used the matching die from the In The Tropics Dies to cut them out.  I then added the 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to the top part of the Crumb Cake card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Next I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink onto the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with the Label Me Lovely Punch, making sure to line the sentiment up toward the top of the punch.  

timeless tropical stamp set, label me lovely punch, in the tropics dies, CASE, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then added the small strip of Terracotta Tile Cardstock to the label using a little liquid glue. Next I added a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the seam of the card base and the designer series paper making sure to overlap the DSP just a little.  Then I added some of the Braided Burlap Trim to the front and a wrapped some Linen Thread around the card base and tied it in a bow.  I then popped the sentiment up with Stampin' Dimensionals as well as the palm trees.  For the palm trees I used both regular and mini size dimensionals.  

Video Tutorial: 


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timeless tropical stamp set, label me lovely punch, in the tropics dies, CASE, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by today for my quick and easy Timeless Tropical Card Tutorial.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen used today you can order them in my online store by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  I truly appreciate your support and business.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the 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 do not 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  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:  RZRUGD7Y and I will send you’re the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle for FREE as a thank you gift.  That is 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. 

Do not 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 anywhere in the world in my online store by clicking here


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

My May Online Classes


Wow May is in full swing and times are so different with everything going on, but that's not stopping me from sharing wonderful classes and events with you this month. I sent out a email over the weekend with the full list of online classes and their dates.  I also have everything posted on my schedule on my Stampin' Up! website with all the details.  I am going to share some of the details with you here in this post as well and I will have more detail posts about each class coming soon.  I hope that you will join me in my Virtual Classroom for one or more of my classes this month.   Please pay attention to the class deadlines some are coming up quickly.  

May Class List: 

Facebook Live Mini Class:  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8 pm CST - This is my weekly Facebook Live and you are welcome to join me on my business page for this Free online class.  I will make between one and three projects each class.  I also will share the measurements with you after the live has ended.  Can't make it live no problem the replay is always on my business page.  


Rick's Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club:  May 15, 2020 

  • Deadline to join this month:  May 1, 2020
  • Details
    • This is my monthly online card club.  Each month I pick a featured stamp set or bundle and create four projects around that set.  You don't have to own that stamp set or bundle but you may add it on to your order if you would like.  This is a subscription based program, and you are sent a goody bag valued at least $20 of Stampin' Up! Products each month to use on your projects.  You make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs) and I send you all the precut pieces to make the projects each month.  You can find out all the details and sign up here.  

Facebook Live Mini Class:  Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (3 pm CST) - Please not the time change  for this weeks Facebook Live This is my weekly Facebook Live and you are welcome to join me on my business page for this Free online class.  I will make between one and three projects each class.  I also will share the measurements with you after the live has ended.  Can't make it live no problem the replay is always on my business page.  


Facebook Live Mini Class:  Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8 pm CST - This is my weekly Facebook Live and you are welcome to join me on my business page for this Free online class.  I will make between one and three projects each class.  I also will share the measurements with you after the live has ended.  Can't make it live no problem the replay is always on my business page.  


Punch Art Class:  Friday, May 22, 2020 1 pm CST


  • Deadline to RSVP and Purchase:  Friday, May 8th 2020
  • Details:  
Everyone loves punch art!  There is something fun about piecing together various shapes of paper and creating something new from the pieces.  This month I decided to add a punch art class to my class schedule, and I know you are going to have a blast creating these fun card designs that I came up with.  The class will be held in a private Facebook Group.  The only way to be invited to the group is by signing up for the class.  I have three different options for you to take the class.  
      • Option 1:  Place a minimum of a $50.00 order (before shipping and taxes) by May 12th using the host code RZRUGD7Y in my online store.  I will mail you the make & take packet for the class.  
      • Option 2:  You can attend the class by paying $25.00 and I will send you the make & take packet. 
      • Option 3:  You do not want to attend that day or me to send you anything but want to make the projects.  You can purchase the Punch Art PDF tutorial in my online store.  (this option does not have access to the private Facebook group) 
I am featuring the Itty-Bitty Birthday Stamp Set in this class.  If you don’t have it, you can add it to your order or use something that you may already own.  
        Email Me once you have placed your qualifying order to let me know your order is for this class or to Pay for this class.  If you are paying for this class,  you will receive an link to pay for this class.  Please put the Name of the Class in the subject line of your email

    Facebook Live Mini Class:  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8 pm CST - This is my weekly Facebook Live and you are welcome to join me on my business page for this Free online class.  I will make between one and three projects each class.  I also will share the measurements with you after the live has ended.  Can't make it live no problem the replay is always on my business page.  


    Timeless Tropical Online Monthly Card Class: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1 pm CST 


    Deadline to RSVP and Prepay:  Friday, May 15, 2020 
    (or while supplies last)
    Details: 

    Join me for my monthly card class online.  This month I am featuring the Timeless Tropical stamp set, and other products in the Tropical Oasis Suite, from the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog.  You can earn you spot in this class and attend the live card class via my Facebook classroom.  

     How can I attend:  
    That’s simple place a minimum of a $50.00 order (before shipping and taxes) in my online store using the host code provided.  Your order must be in by May 15, 2020 to qualify for this class or while my kits last.   I have a limited number of kits available so order early and secure your spot.  

    Once you order using my host code, I will send you a kit in the mail with the make and take supplies for the class.  All make and take packets will be mailed out no later than May 19, 2020.  

    If you want to make the cards exactly the way that I am you will need the following supplies:  
    Timeless Tropical Stamp Set 
    Old Olive Classic Ink Pad
    Mango Melody Classic Ink Pad
    Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
    Adhesive:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or your favorite), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

      Email Me once you have placed your qualifying order to let me know your order is for this class or to Pay for this class.

      Rick's Technique & Fancy Fold Club:  Sunday, May 31, 2020 at your convenience 



      Deadline to RSVP and Prepay:  Sunday, May 17, 2020 
      Details: 
      Time:  Your Convenience 
      Location: Comfort of your own home 
      Cost: $38.00 (including priority shipping) 

      Description: 

      Techniques and Fancy Folds are one of the hardest things that you may come across in your cardmaking!  In my monthly Technique & Fancy Fold Club I will break down either a technique or a fancy folds each month in ways that makes it easy for you to build your creative repertoire.  We only focus on one technique or fancy fold each month to make it easier on you to learn that technique or fold.  You will also get to build your Stampin’ Up! Stash a little at a time.  Each month I feature a new stamp set or bundle that you can add on to your club order.  

      Club Details: 
      Each month you are sent a select grouping of products valued at least $20.00 
      You will receive a PDF printable tutorial with full color photos with step by step instructions (FREE as my gift to you) 
      You will receive a link to the monthly Step by Step Video tutorial; so that you may follow along with me as I create each project.  
      You get a card kit with all the precut supplies ready to go.  All you need to do is add your own stamped images, adhesive, and ink.  
      You have the option each month to add on the featured stamp set or bundle at a 19% discount.  Or you can use whatever stamp set you may already own.  
      After six consecutive months enrolled in my Technique & Fancy Fold Club you will get a $25 product credit.  
      Stop and start when ever you want.  There is no commitment, you are in control of your subscription.  This is a subscription-based club and you will be charged monthly unless you stop your subscription.  

      May Technique Club features the Woven Heirlooms Stamp Set, along with tips and tricks on using embossing paste.  I will share with you four different ways to use embossing paste in your card making this month.  

      Timeless Tropical Tab Flip Card for The Spot Challenge #109

      Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this weeks challenge over at The Spot.  This weeks challenge is a little different than most.  We came up with a challenge that isn't your typical card.  You want to create something for this challenge that isn't your normal card.  I decided to do another fun fold / interactive card, and you all know that I don't do a lot of them.  And It has a lot of layers.  I used products from the Tropical Oasis Suite in the January - June Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at my card.  


      Tips & Tricks: 

      This interactive card isn't really as hard as it may appear.  It's got a few more steps than I like but not to bad that I wouldn't complete it.  It really didn't take much time to complete and those are the types of fancy fold/interactive cards that I like.  You will need a standard card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 I used Early Espresso for mine.  You also need a matching piece of cardstock for the flip out and scraps for the layers.  the flip out is 2 x 6 scored at 2 & 2 1/2. 


      Most of it is hidden behind the designer series paper which is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.  I popped it up on dimensionals to make the channel.  I used the classic label punch on the Tropical Oasis Designer Series paper to make the channel.  I then took the 2 x 6 piece and added tear & tape to the fold and added the stitched squares.  You need one large stitched square, two of the next size (one of those is whisper white and the other is early espresso), and one of the third size.  



      I stamped and colored the flowers and leaves with my Stampin' Blends.  I then added some of the die cuts from the bundle onto the front of the card as well as adding some of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.  I added a pull tab with the 5/16" Braided Burlap Trim and pull another section of it apart to make a very textural bow.  I tried a staple at first and hated how it looked.  


      For the inside of my card i added another sentiment and stamped the palm trees onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock before adding it to the card.  Here's the challenge image that inspired my card today and the link to play along.  


      Thanks for dropping by today I hope you have a wonderful day and that you will take a little time this week and create a card and play along.  You don't have to have a blog to play along.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can order them in my online store by clicking on the items below.  I am featuring the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set in my next online class I will have more details on that later today.  


      Happy Stampin' 
      Rick Adkins 



      Use the 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 do not 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 May, you will receive the May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle features Birthday Bonanza Suite of Products from the January-June Mini Catalog.  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:  RZRUGD7Y and I will send you’re the Ornate Garden Mega Tutorial Bundle for FREE as a thank you gift.  That is 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. 

      Do not 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 anywhere in the world in my online store by clicking here

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