2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Product Share Sign Up NOW!

Hey Stampers and Crafters I am excited to announce that I am doing a Product Share for the new Upcoming holiday catalog!!!   And I am even more excited to be able to offer them to you my friends.   Pictured below are examples of cards made with some of the new products.


So – what’s a catalog share?

Well – it’s a chance to get your feet wet in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. If you were to buy one of each new paper set, one of each new ribbon and embellishment and trim…you’d spend over $140!!

But – with catalog shares – you can get a taste of every new paper. Ever new ribbon and trim. Every new embellishment! For a fraction of the cost.


I am doing this with a set number of eight people per group. After the group is I will close that  group.   So get in while you can!   Deadline to join in September 3rd.  

At this time I will place the orders and once I get everything to me(which is usually a week after I place an order).   I will cut ad prepare the packages to ship them back to you.  I will ship Priority Mail only!  I will only be excepting PayPal payments for this.  So make sure you put your email address in the form.  After you order your share I will send you a PayPal Invoice you will have 48 hours to send your money or I will have to cancel your share.   Sorry been burned in the past and this is how it will be handled.

Product Share #1  

2016 HOLIDAY Designer & Specialty Paper Share: $14.50  (Plus $6.95 shipping)

This share includes 44 sheets of Holiday Designer Series & Specialty Paper (all sized at 6″x 6″)

  • 6 each of Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty
  • 6 of Paisleys & Posies Specialty, Halloween Night Specialty (note: for both of these collections, you’ll receive 5 of each of the double-sided patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are single-sided)
  • 12 of Warmth & Cheer Stack
  • 1 each of Copper Foil Sheets, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper

Product Share #2

Holiday Ribbon Share: ($15.00 Plus 6.95 shipping) 12 yards total

  • Real Red ¾” Stitched Edge Ribbon (2 yards)
  • Kraft Rope Trim (3 yards)
  • 3/8” Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack (1 yard of each color)
  • 3/8” Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack (1 Yard of each)
  • 3/8” Ribbon Trio Pack (1 yard each)

 Product Share # 3

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share:  $29 (Plus $6.95 shipping)

Receive a sampling of all of the Holiday ribbons, twine,  etc. If you bought all of them, you would spend $136.00.  

You will receive:

  • Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – approximately 5 yards of each
  • Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon – approximately 2 yards
  • Kraft Rope Trim – approximately 3 yards
  • Baker’s Twine Trio Pack – approximately 5 yards of each
  • 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack – approximately 1 yard of each
  • Mini Pinecones – 4
  • Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – 6 (2 of each design)
  • Mini Jingle Bells – 12 (6 of each color)
  • 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack – approximately 1 yard of each
  • 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack – approximately 1 yard of each
  • Halloween Night Enamel Dots – 12 (two of each color and size)
  • Halloween Night Baker’s Twine – approximately 5 yards of each
  • Mini Tassels – 4 (2 of each color)

With a Ribbon & Embellishment Share you’ll receive approximately 47 yards of new ribbon and twine and 38 new embellishments!

Product Share # 4  I Want It All!   $32 Plus 6.95 shipping 

And, you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

2016 HOLIDAY DSP Swatchbooks: $10.75 Plus 3.75 shipping

This share includes (6) DSP Swatchbooks (all sized at 3″x 6″)

  • (3) = Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty (6 sheets each)
  • (2) = Paisleys & Posies Specialty, Halloween Night Specialty (note: for both of these collections you’ll receive 5 of each of the double-sided patterns and randomly one of the two patterns that are single-sided)
  • (1) = Warmth & Cheer Stack (12 sheets)

Each swatchbook is covered with a coordinating cardstock cover and label with color coordination and ordering information. (does not include hole punching)

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, fill out the form above or drop me an email at rick@rckinsmonstudio.net if you have any questions.

So get in while you can!   Deadline to join in September 3rd.


Merry Christmouse Card (2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek) & Video Tutorial

Hey Stampers and Crafters thanks for dropping by today.  I am glad that you have joined me for another Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek.   Today’s card is probably one of my favorites.   Because, I love this stamp set.  It is so cute and adorable, it just makes me happy.  So if you missed it in the featured images here is my card today.

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So what do you need to make this card come September first!  Well the stamp set is a must.   Along with some ink and blender pens.   Here’s the list along with sizes, I have listed below.

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock
    • Thick Whisper White  (cardbase) 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
    • Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
    • Whisper White cut at 3 1/2 x 2 7/8
    • Cherry Cobbler cut at 4 x 3
    • scrap of Basic Black cardstock
  • Ink
    • Delightful Dijon
    • Old Olive
    • Basic Black Archival
    • Dapper Denim
    • Emerald Envy
    • Cherry Cobbler
    • Crumb Cake
    • Blushing Bride
    • Versamark
  • Tools
    • Blender Pens
    • Heat Tool
    • White Stampin’ Emboss powder.

Watch the Video Tutorial:

Close up Look!:

The mouse is really easy to color with the blender pen the trick is to not go to heavy to start and not to go back over the same area until it is dried.   I made this mistake over and over until I got the hang of it.   I know shocking right!   LOL

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Now see who could not just love getting this card in the mail at Christmas.  He has such a happy expression.   You can not help but smile, when you see it.   Well that’s it for me today.  I hope that you put this card on your wish list come September 1st.   I know that it will make you happy.  Remember if you are not working with a demonstrator currently I would be very happy to help you, as well if you need a catalog. Please contact me at rick@rckinsmonstudio.net

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Also I am hosting a Holiday Catalog Product share if you are interested you can find out about it and sign up Here!

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You Are Blessed So Much Card for PCC208 

Today’s card is part of the Paper Craft Crews weekly sketch challenge.   Here’s the sketch for this weeks challenge.

And here’s my card.  I went with a simple one layer card, well pretty much one layer.

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This is another sneak peek at some of the new products available on September 1st in the new Holiday catalog.   I’m telling you that you will love this catalog.   There are so many great things in it.  It’s amazing.

Color Inspiration:

I found my inspiration for the color combination came about because I started thinking about how fall feels to me and how much I love the colors of the leaves changing colors.  You can find color inspiration all around if you just stop and really look around.   Here are the colors I picked for this card.

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I added to my color combination in the embellishment I picked.  I went with the smallest leaf from the vintage leaves stamp set(which I borrowed from a friend  just to get this element.)

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This was the finishing touch for me.   The gold baker’s twine paired with the leaf just took it over the top.  I finished off the card before this with some gorgeous  grunge stamping.  I ended the card with my sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp set.   It just finished the card off perfectly.  I am so excited that you joined me today for today’s card challenge, I hope that you will play along with us in this weeks challenge.   Make sure you head over to the Paper Craft Crews website and play along.

Thanks for dropping bye for today’s sneak peek.

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Spooky Night Sky Halloween Card (2016 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek)

Hello stampers and crafters today I am sharing with you a little sneak peak at the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.   Today’s card and video tutorial features the new Spooky Fun stamp set (which I just adore!)  It reminds me of bulletin boards my elementary school teacher had.  The images are so classic and retro they will just bring back so many memories for you.   Again the new catalog isn’t live yet, It will not be available to order from until September 1st so keep that in mind while you are ohhing and ahhing over the new stuff.   So here’s my card for today.

Spooky Night Sky Card

As I mentioned on my how to video you can always find the sizes and dimensions for my cards here.

I just love this set I have played with it so much the last few weeks getting ready for my catalog launch on September 3rd.   If you are in the Huntsville, Alabama area and would like to come and see all my samples and see me face to face email me at rick@rckinsmonstudio.net I would love to send you an invite and see and talk to you that day.    I will also be doing a door prize drawing so you can get in on that as well.

Supplies & Sizes:


  • Basic Black Cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11 scored at 5 1/2″
  • Old Olive Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Perfect Plum Cardstock 4 x 5 1/4
  • Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5


  • Delightful Dijon
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Basic Black Archival
  • Craft White

Other Supplies Needed:

  • Stamping Sponges
  • Aqua Painter
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Post it notes for masking
  • Halloween Night Enamel Dots

Video Tutorial:


Thanks for dropping by today and checking out my sneak peak for the upcoming holiday catalog.   If you don’t have a demonstrator that you work with I would love to help you.   If you would like to learn more about how you can get a discount on your Stampin’ Up! purchase contact me.   If you need a free catalog please fill out the form below.



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Basket of Wishes (2016 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek) PCC#207

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crews weekly challenge.  Each week each member of the design team comes up with a wonderful card to go along with that weeks sketch challenge.  Here’s the sketch for this week and my card follows.

I used one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Holiday catalog that will be available to customers September 1st.  As a demonstrator we get to order a month before everyone else so that we can come up with new designs and cards to create classes and share with everyone.  If you would like to join my team and have the ability to order before everyone else being s demo is the way to do it.   Contact me for more details.   I would love to have you on my team.

The stamp set I picked is called Basket of Wishes and is a wonderful set for any occasion during the fall.  It can be used for birthdays get wells warm wishes as well as showing thanks.  It is a must have set and I m so glad I ordered it.

Here’s  a close up of the details in my card.   That way you can see the wonderful stamped image in the set.

img_0602I used Dapper denim early espresso copper and very vanilla as my color pallet.   I picked most of them from the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that I used.   Which was the Moroccan  DSP.   I wanted to pair things from the annual catalog with new items.

I stamped my image in versamark and put copper embossing powder on it.  At that point it was time to bring out the heat gun and emboss it.   The basket and the pumpkins are both separate stamps so that they can be interchangeable with the other baskets or items in the stamp set which adds to the versatility of the set.  I painted one of our white buttons with a little copper paint to tie everything in.   The washi tape is also part of the Moroccan suite from the annual catalog.   Along with the Moroccan Designer Series washi, the copper foiled dotted washi is from the Affectionately Yours Designer Series washi; I needed just a little bit more copper to balance everything out.

Make sure to pop over to the Paper Craft Crews website and join this weeks challenge I know that you will have a blast.  The design team always does, we would love to have you join us in a challenge.   Thanks for dropping bye.  See you again soon.

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Dogs day of Summer Blog Hop 

Hey everyone thanks for joining me today on my blog.  Today I am a guest hopper on the OSAT Blog Hoppers blog hop themed  Dogs Day of Summer.  I am super excited to be joining this talented group of hoppers today.   So do you want to see my card today, well actually I have a card and a box for you.

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Isn’t it just the cutest thing.  I adore dogs, well any animal, if we are going to be honest with each other.   Okay let’s talk a little about my card today.  To create this card I used bits and pieces of different stamp sets, punches and framelits.  The stamp sets I used were; the Weather Together, Project Life Date It, and Brushwork Alphabets.  Okay so lets really talk about what I know you all have on your minds.  How did you make those cute little dogs.  Well I actually used the new fox builder punch and the owl builder punch.   I punched all the pieces a few times and kind of moved them around.  The dog on the card reminded me of my sweet Seymour that passed a month or so back.   I miss my basset so very much he was the sweetest dog ever, but I digress.   I used two different color tails to create his ears and the sag of his cheeks were created with the fox face cut out just turned upside down.

I wanted him to be covered from the sun (which is one of the smallest scalloped circles in the layering circle framelits), it just made such a nice sun.   So I stamped and cut out the umbrella using the weather together bundle.  I wanted to contrast the Marina Mist cardstock with something that would show up nicely but not over power.  So I went with Tangerine Tango.  All the paper I used for the items on the card came out of my scrap bins, which was really nice to try and use some of them up.

The Box:

The box was created with an 8 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch piece of marina mist card stock.  This is a real easy box to make.   It’s so easy its scary.   All you have to do is score it on the longest side at 2, 4, 6, & 8 then flip it and score it at 2″ on each side.   The finale box measures         4 1/2″ x 2″x 2″.  Which is a descent size box you can fill with a lot of goodies.  To decoarte the box I started with some torn and sponged crumb cake cardstock to form the sand dunes, next I created the dogs the same way I did on my card just using punched pieces from the bird and fox builder punches.

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I hope that you enjoyed my projects today and that you will follow along the hop and check out what everyone else has created for you today.  To hop along with us all you have to do is click on the next name on the list after mine and go down the list or start at the top and hop all the way through.   Have a wonderful day happy hopping.


  1. Tracy Elsom
  2. Jeanna Bohanon
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne
  4. Lori Mueller
  5. Tina Riddle
  6. Sara Levin
  7. Melissa Davies
  8. Renee Ondrajka
  9. Wynne Grob
  10. Marisa Gunn
  11. Martie Hillyer
  12. Justin Krieger
  13. Dena Rekow
  14. Andrea Tracy Tucker
  15. Alisa Tilsner
  16. Kim Smith
  17. Pam Staples
  18. Rick Adkins You Are Here!
  19. Kelly Acheson

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Happy Birthday Maze Card for PCCC206

Hello everyone thanks for joining us today for another Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge.   Today’s challenge is all about Designer Series Paper (DSP).   You can use DSP in so many different ways, it’s amazing.   Here’s my card that I designed for today’s challenge.

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My card today is called a Maze card, because it’s exactly that you have to unfold the card until you get to the message.   The DSP guides you on your way to the message.   Here’s a look at the theme for this weeks challenge.



I came up with this technique a few weeks back, basically to use up some 12×12 DSP that I had.  You will need a sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock and you are going to score it every 4 each so on the simply score you will score it at 4, & 8 and then turn it and do it again on the other side, giving you 12 squares.   Next you are going to cut up one side and when you get two blocks turn and cut turn and cut in the pattern you want it to open.  once everything is cut you will fold it and bone fold everything so that it’s nice and flat.   At this point you add your dsp cut at your desired size.  Create your maze anyway you would like.  I like to stamp some images in between the dsp layers for added interest.  Here is another example of a maze card.

I hope that we have inspired you to break out that dsp and start using it.   Thanks for dropping by today and don’t forget to join in on the fun over at the Paper Craft Crew’s website.   We would love to have you join in on the card challenges.

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