Monday, May 11, 2020

Timeless Tropical - Stampin' Up! - Retirement Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I shared during my Facebook Live on Wednesday night.  I used the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set to create a easy layered card for someone that is retiring.  I personally think the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set is perfect for any occasion but that's just me.  Here's a look at the card that I did.  

I love that you can do this card with all the layering and it just looks fabulous but is so super easy.  I love cards like this when they look complicated but are easy as pie.  Another thing that I love is that you can do the same design but by changing up the colors and images you get a completely different look to the card.  Someone suggested during my Facebook live that pink would be pretty.  And, it so would.  


When I first designed this card I created the one you see above using the large floral image from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I paired the large flower with Early Espresso a color that is used in a lot of masculine themed cards.  I personally think it's a wonderful color for anytime.  I love it's rich bold tone and earthy rawness.   Which is why I also think it plays nicely with the large hibiscus.  So for the card that I did during the live I wanted to change things up just a little so I decided to change up the stamped image and the color. 

So I decided to use pool Party and the large leaf image from the stamp set to change things up a little and to share how versatile the stamp set really is.  I can not decided which card I like the best; which is your favorite?  I really love the mix fonts in this stamp set.  If you want me to by a stamp set have flowers and mix fonts in it and it's as good as sold.  


I was not worried about the images not lining up all the way.  I wasn't actually going for that but some of them did and that's okay too.  But, I didn't do the style stamping where I wanted the stamped images on each layer to look as if they were all lined up perfectly.  I was fine with them being off just a tad.  Most probably didn't even notice that until I pointed it out.  


Video Tutorial: 


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Remember that the Timeless Tropical bundle is on the retiring list even through the stamp set and the dies are carrying over the bundle price will not be available.   So, if you would like to save that additional 10% off the bundle I would go ahead and get it.  I have created a PDF Tutorial for you to download with all the supplies, instructions, and measurements for you for this card.  And I even did the measurements for my A4 metric friends as well.  You can download the Free PDF by Clicking here.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoyed this little tropical card and if you need any of the supplies that you have seen used today you can order them in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the item in the shopping list below.  

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.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

2020 - 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Pre-order


Hello crafty friends I just shared my 2020 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Pre-Order Unboxing video on my YouTube Channel.  You will want to check out all the great stuff I got to order on Tuesday.  Yes, I did have it over night so don't judge me!  I had to share it with all my crafty friends.  Here's a look at the things that cam in my preorder.  


This is one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  We get to order products a full month before it goes live to everyone else and we get to be a happy shopper with a discount.  If you would like to get these products at a discount now is the perfect time to do so.  You can select some of these items in your starter kit.  You can click the join tab above and join my team of Kinsmon Crafters.  
As you can see above I had a nice full box.  Some of the items I ordered where for a class so not everything I got that day was part of the Pre-order.  Let's look at the new 2020-2022 In Colors for a minute.  I am liking them so far.  You have (from left to right) Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, and Just Jade.  These are going to be so much fun to play with.  


Here's a look at three of the stamp sets that I got.  I picked out a couple of my favorites.  Now, I said favorites I didn't take a picture of my all time favorite set just yet anyway. 


Here's a look at the designer series paper I ordered.  So far I am loving them more than I did on the flyer.  The picture doesn't do them justice.  


This is the face I made once I opened my box and had a look at all the fun goodness.  
You can make this face too!  

Happy stampin I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.  See you tomorrow for another post.  Stay safe!  

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Timeless Tropical Kraft Pillow Box

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a quick little idea on how to make a super quick tropical gift for someone.  Well, at least the packaging any way. The Timeless Oasis Suite of products can make for a fun package when paired with the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  I am going to share with you how to decorate the pillow box and how to make a tag for it as well.  Here's a look at my quick and simple little project.  


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Tips & Tricks:

The kraft pillow boxes are a great tool to have in your stash for quick gift giving ideas that you can decorate.  I am sad that they are leaving but I know we are getting something just a great for gift packaging.  As of this posting of the project they are still available in the last chance list on my website.  I started out my project by stamping the large flower in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and used the matching die to cut it out.  I also stamped three of the large flowers in Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and cut them out also.  All the stamping was done on a half sheet of Whisper White cardstock but you could use scraps that matches the sizes you need.  

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Next I wrapped a 2" x 7" piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper around the pillow box and secured it with a little Tear & Tape.  So you could make a lot of these with a little designer series paper.   Once I had everything wrapped I took about 30" or so of the Braided Burlap Ribbon and pulled three of four strands from it.  I wanted a very textural bow that was easy to tie and this was a great solution.  I love the look of the texture from the pieces of the ribbon against the clean lines of the pillow box.  

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I then started by adding my stamped images to the front of the pillow boxes with Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots.  I then stamped my sentiment and used the Label Me Lovely Punch and punched it out.  But, if you notice the sentiment punch out doesn't look anything like that punch.  Well I used it again and relined up my sentiment piece and punched it out smaller to create a new shape.  I popped this up on Stampin' Dimensionals as well to finish off the pillow box.  

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Again I am in love with these pillow boxes and very sad that they are on the last chance list.  I think they make perfect gift packaging for last minute gifts or even to pop in a gift card.  If you want to grab some please do so soon before they are gone.  All I can tell you is that they are still listed on the website, but I have no idea how many are available so there's a chance they could sale out any day.  Everything on the last chance list is while supplies last; the stamps are guaranteed to be in stock until May 22, 2020 and they after that they are also while supplies last.   

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Thanks for dropping by today.  I do want to let you know that I did share the how to video on Sunday night on my Instagram IGTV channel so if you want to check out the step by step instructions on how I created this project you can click here to watch the video on Instagram.  Each Sunday I will be sharing one of the next weeks projects in a IGTV video how to on my channel.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can order them in my online store.  Don't forget that I am holding a private live Timeless Tropical Online Class on the 29th of this month.  You still have time to make a qualifying order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) using this month's host code to get to attend the class and get the make & take packets for free from me.  Also today is my ordering day if you need help ordering please contact me I would be happy to help you.  You will find a full list of the supplies that I used today in the Stampin' Up! Shopping list below.  


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.


Stampin' Up! Shopping List