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Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Love & Big Hugs

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun and colorful card using the Sending Smiles Bundle from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

handmade card using the Sending Smiles Bundle by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To create the card I used a piece of Basic White Cardstock and ink blended Calypso Coral Ink, Fresh Freesia Ink, and Coastal Cabana Ink with my Blending Brushes on to it. I then cut another piece of Basic White Cardstock the same size and used the Framed Florets Dies to die cut the heart oval and the inside oval to create a window. Once the ink blending was dried I added the oval layer with strong adhesive. Next I attached the colorful window layer to a Basic Black Cardstock mat layer, before adding it to the card base made from Fresh Freesia Cardstock.

handmade card using the Sending Smiles Bundle by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

After assembling the base of the card it was time to work on the focal image. I stamped one of the stems and four of the floral images on Vellum Cardstock and the large Sending onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock all in Versamark Ink before covering them with White Embossing Powder from the Basics Embossing Powders. I heat set all the images and used the matching dies from the Sending Dies to cut all the images out. I attached them to the card front with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

handmade card using the Sending Smiles Bundle by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I finished off the card by adding a sub-sentiment strip stamped in Fresh Freesia Ink onto a strip of Basic White Cardstock. I attached this sentiment strip to the card front with a little piece of Foam Adhesive Strips. I then added a bow made from some of the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon attached to the stem of one of the flowers with a Mini Glue Dot. To add that last touch to the card I added a few of the Pastel Pearls sprinkled around the card.

handmade card using the Sending Smiles Bundle by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

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


Stampin' Up! Shopping List:


Rick’s Shopping Rewards & Host Code – Click Here

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Have a big WISH LIST? Shop at a discount! – Click Here

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Weekly Card Inspiration via Email – Click Here


Upcoming Classes:

Weekly Online Card Class To Go:

Come and stamp with me for this week’s Live Stream Sending Smiles Class To Go on (Thursday, December 15th, 2022), at 3 pm CST (4 pm EST, 2 pm Mt, 1 pm PST) on both my Facebook Business Page & my YouTube Channel as we create three quick & easy all occasion cards.

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Make & Takes:

If you place an order ($35 minimum before tax and shipping) by the end of the day on Sunday, December 11th, I will send you the Make and Takes for FREE! If you’d like the Make and Takes for this week’s class, make sure to use host code AP6BTCFG. Orders over $50 will also get a pack of Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels for FREE!

Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club:

Join me for my Monthly Online Card Club! November I am featuring the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set! Click here for more details!

Wildlife Wonder PAWS Class:

Join me as we use our creative gifts to create some cute and simple projects to protect animals with stamping! I have a wonderful stamp set picked out this month that features some beautiful creatures and wonderful all occasion sentiments. Find out how to register and more details about the class by clicking here!














Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins