Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Press On Coffee & Courage Card - The Spot Challenge #122


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at the Spot Challenge Blog.  This week we have a themed challenge for you and it's one of my favorites.  It is Coffee, Cocktails, and Chocolate.  You can create a project with all of these or just one.  I picked the Press On Stamp Set to create my card for you today.  It's new in the August-December Mini Catalog that just went live today.  Here's a look at my card.  

Tips & Tricks:

To start my card I cut a piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and layered it onto a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock.  I then layered that onto my Early Espresso card base that was cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".  Next I stamped the coffee cup from the Press On Stamp Set (which by the way is the featured stamp set in my Monthly Online Card Club this month) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  


Once I had the coffee cup stamped out I colored it with Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends.  I then die cut it with the second largest Circle from the Layering Circle Dies.  I attached it to a scalloped circle from the same die set.  I tied some Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon around my card base and layered my circle on top with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped Press On in Early Espresso Ink onto a piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock and added it to the front of my card.  


To add a little bling to my card I added a few of the sequins from the Sequins for Everything Mix.  I added each one with my Take Your Pick Tool and a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  My color combination for this week's card was Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla.  


To finish off my card I added a piece of Thick Very Vanilla to the inside of the card and stamped my inside sentiment in Early Espresso Ink.  I also added a small strip of the same piece of Gilded Autumn Spec. Designer Series Paper.  I also added this to the outside of the envelope flap as well to tie everything in.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a little graphic for you to save to your Pinterest Board with the main items used on my card today to make it easy for you to remember just what you need to recreate it.  You can check out all my Project Recipes on my Recipe board by clicking here.  



Thanks for dropping by today I if you need any of the items you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by August 14th  and receive  my August Monthly Card Class Kit & Invitation to my Zoom Live Class featuring the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set as a Thank You.  ($25 value)  In the Kit you will receive the supplies to make four different card designs.   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.  Monthly Card Class Kits will be mailed to you by August 22nd.  



If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August 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 Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


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Monday, August 3, 2020

Make Today Ridiculously Awesome

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a little fun inspiring card that could be made for anyone, using the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set which was inspired by Million Dollar Achiever Ronda Wade and designed by Shawn Douglas (husband of CEO Sara Douglas).  This stamp set has been one of the most popular sets since the new Annual Catalog went live in June.  It has sold out I know three times already.  This is also the stamp set that I am featuring in this month's online monthly card class in my Crafty Corner Classroom.  Here's a look at my card.  


Tips & Tricks: 

There's really not a lot of tricks to this card.  It's pretty straight forward.  I used Magenta Madness Cardstock to make my 4 1/4 x 11 card base.  I started off my card by picking a piece of Designer Series Paper that wouldn't distract from my sentiment but yet would be a bold enough to stand up with it.  I ended up going with a Coastal Cabana Watercolor Wash piece from the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper.  I stamped a few of the hearts from the stamp set around the DSP in Coastal Cabana Ink to add a little more interest.  To which I added the So Saffron Layer.  


Next I took some of the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding and my So Saffron Stampin' Blends and colored the ribbon.  I let the ribbon dry while I stamped my big bold sentiment designed by Shawn.  Just a little note Shawn actually hand drew all the sentiments and then Stampin' Up! turned them into the Red Rubber Stamps.  Pretty cool right.  My sentiment was stamped in Magenta Madness Ink and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I then Tied the ribbon around the So Saffron and DSP layer and tied it into a bow.  I left the long streamers to add a little more interest to the card.  


I then added the stitched scalloped rectangle with my sentiment on it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  And that finished my card.  I did add another set of the hearts on the sentiment that I colored in with my So Saffron Blends.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a project recipe card for you to pin to your Pinterest board to remind you what the main items I used on this card was.  You can click here to check out all my Project Recipes on my Recipe Board.  

Thanks for dropping by today.  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 shopping list below.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by August 14th  and receive  my August Monthly Card Class Kit & Invitation to my Zoom Live Class featuring the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set as a Thank You.  ($25 value)  In the Kit you will receive the supplies to make four different card designs.   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.  Monthly Card Class Kits will be mailed to you by August 22nd.  



If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August 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 Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  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.  


Stampin' Up! Shopping List: 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Seaside Notions Thinking of You Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute little card for you using the Seaside Notions Stamp Set which is perfect for a fun little beachy card.  I created a thinking of you card today because I was running low on them and wanted to build up my stash of cards.  This card was featured in my July Monthly Card Class.  Each month I offer a online card class featuring a new stamp set or bundle.  You can pay to come or you can earn your spot for free with a $35 purchase using my monthly host code before the cut off date.  Here's a look at my card.  


Tips & Tricks: 

This is a easy card actually to create once you get all the pieces lined up correctly.  That was the longest part about creating this card.  Each section has less than an 1/8" between them and it looks funny if they are off even the slightest little bit.  So, take your time here to get them in the right position.  I took three pieces of different color cardstock and cut them all to size.  And embossed them all at the same time using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder.  I then placed them onto a piece of Seaside Spray Cardstock which was then added to the Thick Whisper White Card front.  

I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch for my sentiment.  I stamped the shell image from the Seaside Notions Stamp Set in Seaside Spray Ink and then Stamped my Sentiment in Basic Gray(I think is the ink on the sentiment).  I then punched it out with my new favorite punch and added it to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

You can see above all the dimension that the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder left.  Again I found it easier to run all the pieces at the same time all lined up for a seamless transition from panel to panel.  

Project Recipe: 

Here's a little image I've created for you to be able to pin it to your Pinterest boards to remember the main items used in today's card.  You can check out all my Project Recipes on my Project Recipe Board by clicking here.  


Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and remember if you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store 24/7 by clicking on the item in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  If you would like the tutorial for this project along with the three other cards I designed using the Seaside Notions Stamp Set I just updated all the items in my Tutorial Store you will find it among other tutorials there as a instant download once purchased.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



Use the Host Code on any order of $35 (before taxes & shipping) or more by August 14th  and receive  my August Monthly Card Class Kit & Invitation to my Zoom Live Class featuring the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set as a Thank You.  ($25 value)  In the Kit you will receive the supplies to make four different card designs.   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.  Monthly Card Class Kits will be mailed to you by August 22nd.  



If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August 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 Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  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.  


I just announced my August-December Mini Catalog Paper Share yesterday!  So if you would like to get a sample of all the designer series papers in the new Holiday Mini Catalog you can click here to register and see what's included!  I also have two add on options for you as well on for some Returning Favorites and the Annual Catalog Paper Shares As well.  Click here to register for your share and learn more.  


Stampin' Up! Shopping List: