Going Fishin’!

Our grandson, Alex, will be staying with us next week before he starts summer camp and he’s made it clear that we’re going fishing!  During a recent weekend visit, he wanted to fish so we made our way to the nearby lake.  I have to let you know, we aren’t fishermen and it’s been many years since I’ve fished!  It required we purchase a rod & reel so he could “show us” how to fish.  When we started to explain how to cast, he informed us he knew how as he learned it from watching television and YouTube videos…a 7 year old that thinks he’s 17!  Fortunately, with assistance from a neighbor,  Alex caught his first fish!   
In preparing for his upcoming visit, I decided a card made in a recent class would be perfect to go along with some surprises we have for his fishing adventures.  The Bear Hugs stamp set and matching framelits dies was used to make the card.  To create the lake and the grass area on the card, a post-it note was torn and used to for a mask, as well as, a guide for sponging.  The lake was sponged using Pool Party Classic ink, then it was covered with the portion of the post-it note that matched it’s torn edge.  This allowed for sponging the grass area.  The trees from the In the Meadow stamp set were stamped with Early Espresso ink.  The bear was stamped with Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake card stock, cut with the matching die and attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The fish were stamped and then colored using Old Olive and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers. 

 Fishing Sentiment using Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Stamp set & Bear Hugs Framelits Dies

Just a reminder, I am offering the following Endless Birthday Wishes kits for purchase. (Photos of the cards are in the Endless Birthday Wishes blog post.)

Option 1:
includes PDF instructions, Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, all paper
necessary for the four cards (cut and scored), envelopes,
embellishments, sequins, rhinestones, silver metallic thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Cost: $25 plus $7 priority shipping & handling
Option 2:  (if you own the stamp set) includes
PDF instructions, all paper
necessary for the four cards (cut and scored), envelopes,
embellishments, sequins, rhinestones, Stampin’ dimensionals.  Cost: $12
plus $7 priority shipping & handling

Option 3: Add-on Gift Tags:  materials for 4 coordinating shaker gift tags.  Kit will include precut papers and window sheet, a container of sequins & foam adhesive strips.  Cost: $10 (if ordered without the card options, add $7 for priority shipping & handling.)

What will you need to complete the cards – Basic Black Archival Stampin Pad; Classic Stampin Pads: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Fast Fuse, Mini-Glue Dots, Clean-Mount Blocks.

 You can email me with the option(s) you wish to order.  Payment is accepted via PayPal.

 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.   

Endless Birthday Wishes

Hope that you’re visiting my blog after joining in for the launch of Monday Night Mania via Facebook Live.  The plans are to schedule a monthly Monday live event.  If you missed out on the live event, it is available to watch on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).  There were a couple of technical glitches and I lost my connection so there are two videos posted…hope you’ll check them out!   
The event focused on a card class titled “Endless Birthday Wishes” and though I demonstrated only one card for the event, four different card styles are included in the directions. It’s a great class and utilizes the Brights color collection from Stampin’ Up!  The stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes, has a variety of combination birthday greetings, as well as, a few general greetings.  
Stampin’ Up! Endless Birthday Wishes Card Class
To coordinate with the card demonstrated, I designed a Shaker Gift Tag using the same stamp set and used the Banner Framelits for the shape. This is similar to a design displayed at the Onstage Live Event hosted by Stampin’ Up! in April.  I loved the look of using a banner for a shaker card and knew that it would be perfect for this card set.  
Stampin’ Up! Endless Birthday Wishes Shaker Gift Tag
As mentioned in the event, I am offering several class kits.  
Option 1: includes PDF instructions, Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, all paper necessary for the four cards (cut and scored), envelopes, embellishments, sequins, rhinestones, silver metallic thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Cost: $25 plus $7 priority shipping & handling
Option 2:  (if you own the stamp set) includes
PDF instructions, all paper
necessary for the four cards (cut and scored), envelopes,
embellishments, sequins, rhinestones, Stampin’ dimensionals.  Cost: $12
plus $7 priority shipping & handling
Option 3: Add-on Gift Tags:  materials for 4 coordinating shaker gift tags.  Kit will include precut papers and window sheet, a container of sequins & foam adhesive strips.  Cost: $10 (if ordered without the card options, add $7 for priority shipping & handling.)

What will you need to complete the cards – Basic Black Archival Stampin Pad; Classic Stampin Pads: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Fast Fuse, Mini-Glue Dots, Clean-Mount Blocks.

 You can email me with the option(s) you wish to order.  Payment is accepted via PayPal.

 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.    
Your comments are appreciated!
 

  The Hostess Code for May is VE2K2TG4.
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.

 

In the Meadow for Father’s Day

In the recent Guy Greetings class, one of the cards made used the “In the Meadow” stamp  set from Stampin’ Up!  When I first saw this stamp set, I knew it was a “must purchase” so I could make a card for my deer hunting dad!  The masking technique was used so that the deer appear in front of the trees.  After stamping the design with Stazon Jet Black ink onto  Shimmery White paper, aqua painters were used to color the image. A circle framelit die was used to cut the image before attaching it to the designer series paper (DSP) layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The DSP is from the English Garden collection.  The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings stamp set.  
Father’s Day Card using Stampin’ Up! In the Meadow stamp set

The masking technique is simple!  Use masking when you want to create a background behind an image.  The mask will cover the image you wish to have in the forefront of the card.  To create a mask, stamp the image onto a post-it note but be sure to stamp part of the image so that it’s over the portion that has adhesive on the back…it will hold your mask in place.  After you stamp the image on the post-it note, use paper snips to trim the image.  Use it to cover the image on your card stock.  You have now “masked” the image and can stamp over the post-it note image so that a background can be created.  In the card above, the trees were stamped over the deer.  When the mask is removed, the deer are in the forefront.   Hope you’ll give this technique a try! 

  JOIN ME – Monday, May 23, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST
I will be hosting a “Facebook live” Monday Night Mania Class.
Details:  There will be a card demonstration & gift tag demonstration, 
games & prizes.  
The event will be on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).  Just go to my Facebook page at 8:00 p.m. EST to join the class. 
 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.    
Your comments are appreciated!


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Hats Off to You!

The theme in one of this month’s card classes was Guy Greetings.  We focused on creating cards that were “manly”.  The one being shared today was one of our quick and easy cards. The Guy Greetings stamp set if full of wonderful stamps for creating masculine cards and  the “hats off to you” sentiment seemed to be perfect for creating a congratulatory card.  The color combination was pulled from the English Garden Designer Series Paper.  Yes, isn’t it great that Stampin’ Up! designs the two-sided paper with prints that are so versatile?  For the card, Soft Suede, Mint Macaroon and Mossy Meadow was used. 
 

Stampin’ Up! Guy Greetings Stamp Set with colors of Soft Suede, Mint Macaroon and Mossy Meadow

As the excitement builds with the new catalog, I’m trying to use up my hoard of supplies (who can relate?)!  However, there are favorites from the past that will be missed so I’m stocking up before the items are gone (such as Lost Lagoon!)  Be sure to check out the retiring list. 

DID YOU KNOW?  An Embossing Buddy is a small bag filled with a light powder. It’s the first step when heat embossing…rub it across your paper prior to stamping & adding embossing powder or glitter to your project.  It helps eliminate “strays” by reducing static. 

  The Hostess Code for May is VE2K2TG4.
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.

SAVE THE DATE – Monday, May 23, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST
I will be hosting a “Facebook live” Monday Night Mania Class.
Details:  There will be a card demonstration & gift tag demonstration, games & prizes.  
The event will be on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).  Just go to my Facebook page at 8:00 p.m. EST to join the class. 
 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.    
Your comments are appreciated!

Project Materials:

Tea Cup Easel Card

Hi all!  Hope your week is off to a good start.  It’s a rainy day in Georgia so a good day for me to work on projects but before heading to my crafting space, I wanted to share a card that was made in the Cups & Kettles class last month.  It is an easel card and like a previously shared card, a tea cup was filled with flowers. The Cups & Kettles framelit dies have sold out but “A Nice Cuppa” stamp set is still available.  Don’t fret though…it’s easy to cut the tea cup with scissors! 
Easel Card using Stampin’ Up! A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set, Cups & Kettles Framelits, Petite Petals Stamp Set, Petite Petals Punch, Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper
This was a fun card to create and it’s nice way to display a card.  The easel card is a standard card size (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″) and folds flat for mailing. 
The countdown has started to the launch of the new catalog and Stampin’ Up! has announced Extra Stampin’ Rewards in the month of June for orders over $350!  You can earn an extra $35.  Start filling out your shopping list or plan to host a party.  Contact me for more details.
The Hostess Code for May is VE2K2TG4.
Use this code if your order is less than $150.
If your order exceeds $150, you will receive Hostess Rewards. 
Visit the Shop Now tab at the top of my blog post to place your order.

SAVE THE DATE – Monday, May 23, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST
I will be hosting a “Facebook live” Monday Night Mania Class.
Details:  There will be a card demonstration & gift tag demonstration, games & prizes.  
The event will be on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).  Just go to my Facebook page at 8:00 p.m. EST to join the class.
 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.    
Your comments are appreciated!

 Project Materials: