Tuesday, July 28, 2020

August – December Mini Catalog Paper Share

It’s time for another Paper Share!  This year’s paper shares have been a little different; because we were told before the launch of the Annual Catalog that some of the Designer Series Papers may be on backorder before hand or soon as the catalog launched due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  That even with SU! Putting in additional orders way in advance some of the paper would not make it in time for the catalog.  But we have not had any issues with the upcoming Mini Catalog and the DSP in the Annual catalog that was on backorder is back in stock.  So, I felt confident enough to go ahead and offer a Paper Share for the upcoming mini.  So, I announced my Paper Share yesterday to my Newsletter Subscribers and I am here today to announce it on my blog and social media. 

So, here are the details:

This year’s paper share I made a few changes then past years.  You will still get the same amount of paper as in the past, but I decided to cut it just a little differently so that you can get the most out of your paper share.  Instead of people getting 6 x 6 shares of the 12 x 12 papers I am cutting them at 6 x 12 instead. 


August-December Mini Catalog Paper Shares:

In the Mini Catalog paper share you will get 42 pieces of the different Designer Series Papers in the Mini Catalog that are cut at 6” x 12” and 24 sheets of Designer Series Papers that are 6” x 6”.  So, in total you will be getting 86 pieces of Designer Series Papers in this year’s Mini Catalog Paper Share for a fraction of the cost if you purchased all the packs. 

Included in The Mini Catalog Paper Shares are the following papers:

Designer Series Paper Name

Cut Size

Number of Sheets from Pack

Heart Warming Hugs Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

 

Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 Sheets

Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper

6” x 6”

12 sheets

‘Tis The Season Designer Series Paper

6” x 6”

12 sheets

Wonderful The Season Specialty Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

 

Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper

6” x 12”

6 sheets

 

Total of 9 packs of NEW Designer Series Paper

 

84 sheets of fun to play with

 


Cost of this year’s Mini Catalog Paper Share as listed above is only $48.55 per person which includes the shipping cost to you. 

I have two add on options if you want even more designer series papers.  Since I didn’t get to do a Paper Share for the Annual Catalog, I have that as a Add on option as well as some returning favorites that came back this year from last year’s Holiday Catalog.  The Add on options are an additional cost to the Mini Catalog Shares and are not offered separately.  So, here’s those details. 


·         Add on Option 1:  The Returning Favorites - $18.61 plus the Mini Catalog Paper Share Cost for a total of $67.16 with no additional shipping costs to you. 

o   Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper - 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

o   Toile Tiding Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

o   Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper – 12 sheets measuring 6” x 6”

For an additional 24 sheets of holiday splendor. 


·         Add on Option 2:  Annual Catalog Paper Share - $46.36 plus the Mini Catalog Paper Share Cost for a total of $94.91

o   This Add on Option includes the following paper plus the Mini Catalog Paper share

§  Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  Peony Garden Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  Playful Pets Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – 12 Sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper – 6 sheets cut at 6” x 12”

§  Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper – 12 sheets at 6” x 6”

§  Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper – 12 sheets at 6” x 6”

§  Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper – 12 sheets at 6” x 6”

o   For a total of 84 additional sheets of paper that can be used all year long. 

Or if you are like most and want it all you can do that as well for only $113.52 and get a sample of everything listed above.  Deadline to register and pay for this year’s paper share is August 2nd.  I will order all the paper on August 4th and have it all sent to me where I will cut pack and get everything out to you no later than August 24th as long as there are no back order issues. 

To register for this year’s paper share, click here and email me for the link to pay.  Please make sure you let me know in the email which option you would like. 


All Things Fabulous Floral Card for The Spot Challenge #121

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's creative challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have a fun and different Sketch challenge for you to play along with.  I picked the new layering bundle All Things Fabulous to create my card with today.  Here's a look at my card.  



Here's a look at the challenge image that inspired my layout today.  You can click on the image below to see what the other design team members created for this challenge to help inspire you and to play along.  

Tips & Tricks: 

In all honesty this isn't a hard layout to do but it was a little time consuming with the stamping of all the layering flowers from the All Things Fabulous Stamp Set. I knew that I wanted to use this bundle for my card today, that was super easy to figure out.  I love florals and I love layering sets  So, when I saw this set in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog  (on page 121) it was a must have.  I started by stamping all of my base layers first in the lightest colors I planned to use.  


The Stamparatus came in super hand for this card.  I would place a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White on the inside stamp the base layer of each flower.  Then I would rotate the cardstock around and stamp a second flower.  So I got two large flowers on one sheet.  Then I would move on to the next color flower stamp all the base layers and so on and so forth  After I had all the base layers completed I came back with the second layering image and stampd it in a slightly darker shade.  For the purple flowers I actually had to stamp the base layer off first to create a lighter shade and then stamp Highland Heather again as the second layer so that it had some contrast.  I did change up the layering process for some of the flowers some have two layers of the same color to make it appear darker.  


Once I had all my stamping complete I had to go back and die cut all the flowers with the matching Fabulous Floral Dies.  I then used the Many Medallions Dies to cut my background piece from a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White Cardstock which I layered onto a piece of Whisper White that was cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  This was then layered onto a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Just Jade Cardstock before adding it to my Thick Whisper White card base.  I then arranged all the flowers and started attaching them.  Some of them were glued down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and some are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.   At this point I thought it needed a little more Just Jade so I cut a few of the fern images from the Forever Flourishing Dies and snipped them apart and tucked them under the flowers as well as a couple of the foliage dies from the Fabulous Floral Die Set.   


To complete my card I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Just Jade Cardstock in Just Jade Classic Ink and popped it up on the left-hand side of the card.  I thought this was the perfect place for a sentiment.  

Project Recipe Card: 

I have created a project recipe card for you to be able to save to your Pinterest board so that you would be able to look at a glance and remember what was used on this card.  You can check out all of my Project Recipe Cards on my Pinterest board by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today!  You can pick them up in my online Store by clicking on the item in the Shopping List below.  I hope that you will take time and play along with us this week.  This weeks sketch challenge runs until Sunday at noon so you have plenty of time to create a project and share.  


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 June 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 July, you will receive the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  


If you enjoy card making and love to play games I have a fun event for you coming up in August.  I always loved playing Bingo as a kid, and even as an adult.  This is a card class but we will be playing a few games of Bingo for fun as well.  You can find out all about my Online Stampin' Bingo and Card Class along with Register by July 31, 2020 by clicking here.  

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Stampers Showcase July Blog Hop - Whale of A Time Gift Box



Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute little treat box similar to one that I made this past weeked during my Online Stampin' Retreat.  So it was perfect for this month's Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.  I used the Whale Done Bundle as the main focus on my little scalloped top box.  Here's a look at my box.  

Tips & Tricks: 

This little box is not really hard to do; it's really just a simple box construction and decorated up nice and pretty like.  The base of the box starts out as any box would.  It's just a piece of cardstock cut to 8 1/2 x 6 1/4".  Then it's scored to make the sides and top of the box.  It's scored on the 8 1/2" side at 1", 3 1/2", 4 3/4", & 7 1/4".  On the short side it's scored at 1 1/4" and 5.  


The scalloped top and bottom are two of the largest Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies cut from Calypso Coral Cardstock.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach both.  I found it was easier to use the Liquid Glue to attach them than the Seal+.  The Liquid Glue allows you to move the top and bottom around for a little while so that you can get the placement just right.  


After attaching the scalloped rectangles it was time to decorate the box.  So for this version of the box I used Whisper White Cardstock to Mat the Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper.  I then attached the matted layer to the top of the box with a little liquid glue.  I then stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White and punched it out with my 2" Circle Punch.  Next I punched out a 2 1/4" circle with my 2 1/4" Circle Punch and attached them together.  I popped the circles up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped the whale from the Whale Done Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink and punched him out using the matching Whale Builder Punch.  I then attached him to the circle with a few more Stampin' Dimensionals to finish off the box.  

Project Recipe Card: 

I have created a recipe card for my project today.  It contains the main elements needed to create this project.  You can see all my recipe cards on my Pinterest board and you are more than welcome to pin this image to remember what was used to make it.  To see all my project recipes click here.  

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may not be able to view the video tutorial.  If so click here to watch the tutorial.  Not all mail servers will show the embedded videos.  


For the next blog on the blog hop you can click on the next button or click here and you will be taken to right there.  Easy peasy!  Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that you like my little Scalloped Top Treat box featuring the Whale Done Stamp Set and matching Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items 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 June 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 July, you will receive the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  


If you enjoy card making and love to play games I have a fun event for you coming up in August.  I always loved playing Bingo as a kid, and even as an adult.  This is a card class but we will be playing a few games of Bingo for fun as well.  You can find out all about my Online Stampin' Bingo and Card Class along with Register by July 31, 2020 by clicking here.  


Stampin' Up! Shopping List: