Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza

Set your alarm to rise & shine early tomorrow morning!  The Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza begins!!!  Tomorrow, November 24, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 10% discount on select items in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  It’s important to note that this sale is for one day only – tomorrow!  

Most of the items in the catalog are available but there are a few exceptions.  Click here 24 hr Sale Exclusions_List_US for the list of exceptions.

This is a great time to stock on essentials – ink & paper. Plus, embellishments and ribbon! It’s also a great time to also check your gift-giving list: kits make great gifts! (the Gorgeous Posies Card Kit is my favorite)
 
 Bundles are also included – so an added discount on bundles!
 
Or – give yourself a gift!
 
Purchase the Starter Kit during the sale and you’ll get the 10% off in addition to your 20% Demonstrator Discount that day – for a total discount of 30% on products selected!!!
 
To make the sale even better, I am offering the following:
 
Spend $50: receive Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Spend $75: also receive Pearl Basic Jewels
Spend $100: also receive Stampin’ Dimensionals
Spend $125: also receive Stampin’ Seal
 
When you spend $150 – you’ll receive Host Rewards from Stampin’ Up!
 
Note: to receive the my special offering, when placing your order online through my store, you must use the hostess code CJSBNX7Z . (no exceptions)

How to order:

 
use hostess code:  CJSBNX7Z.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).
Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.
Shop & place your order early in the day!
 
or:
if you email me to place your order, please do so before 8:00 p.m. EST – the earlier you order, the better!
 
Check out just a few of the items on my list: 

It’s a great time to refresh my Stampin’ Blends that have had lots of use for holiday projects! 
 
Be sure to not miss out on this special – it ends at 11:50 P.M. (MST) on November 24th!
 
Happy shopping and of course, happy crafting!
 

 

November 3-D Blog Hop

It’s time for the November 3-D  Blog Hop! We were formerly the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop but decided to make the transition to a 3-D Blog Hop.  This enables us to offer you 3-D project and instructions directly on our blogs each month.  This month we are featuring 3-D Christmas projects for you. So be sure to “hop along” to see the creative projects designed for you to use this holiday season!  

One of my favorite small gifts each season are the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers.  Of course, this year the hand sanitizers are a necessity!  I enjoy creating unique packaging for the hand sanitizers when presenting to friends and family.  A small inexpensive gift becomes special when specially wrapped.  Today’s packaging features the Snowflake Flake Wishes bundle.  

Hand Sanitiz

Project Materials:
  • Balmy Blue cardstock:
    • Base: 1-3/4″ x 10″ score at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
    • Band: 1″ x 6″ score at 1/2″, 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ and 5″
  • Silver Foil: 2 pcs – 2″ x 2″ for snowflakes
  • Balmy Blue Gimmer Paper: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2″ x 2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes; 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon: 6″
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
To create holder base:
  1. First, punch the top and bottom of the 10″ strip of the Balmy Blue with the Scalloped Tag Topper.
  2. Then, texture emboss using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  Note: slide each side of the holder strip into the embossing folder up to the score line on each side.  To seal the top, match the scalloped edges and close with glue dots.
  3. Now, wrap the band around the holder and seal the overlapping piece with a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive or Stampin’ Seal+).  TIP: do not attach the band to the holder base but use it to slide up/down to insert or remove the hand sanitizer.
Embellishing Hand Sanitizer Holder
  1. Cut the snowflakes using the mid-sized and smallest snowflake dies.  For my snowflakes, I cut the following: two Silver Foil using the same medium sized snowflake die; Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: one using the 2nd largest snowflake die & one using the smallest snowflake die and from Whisper White cardstock: one small snowflake and one medium snowflake.  Create the snowflakes by layering the pieces and attaching each with glue dots.  To complete each snowflake, add a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem to the center. Notice, you will have one snowflake that is slightly larger than the other. Below is a photo of the dies used:
  2. Using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White strip.  Then, create the banner end using the Banners Pick A Punch.
  3. Wrap the Silver Metallic ribbon around the holder band and adhere.  TIP: place the seam on the front of the band so you can cover it with a snowflake.
  4. Add the largest snowflake with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional placing it over the seam where the ribbon overlaps.
  5. With glue dots, add the sentiment banner to the top of the holder.
  6. Finish by adding the remaining snowflake to the top of the holder beside the sentiment using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Insert the sanitizer into the holder. 
See how easy it is to make the hand sanitizer holders?

 Remember, you can create a holders for a variety of occasions just by using different embossing folders and dies.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Now to start “blog hopping” to see other fun holiday themed 3D projects:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Color Challenge Project

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day-long FB event hosted by another demonstrator.  It’s always fun to attend events to learn new techniques and gather ideas for paper crafting. And though it was a virtual event, we were still able to share and create with one another. During the event, the host posted a variety of challenges to engage attendees.  One was a color challenge project – we were to select 3 or 4 colors from the colors provided to create our project.  The list of colors were Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana.  Since it was a challenge, rules included no CASE-ing of a project – only use for inspiration. Plus, it had to be a new project and not one previously shared.  We had 30 minutes to work on our color challenge project before the next presentation so I had to work quickly!

So what colors did I select for my project? I chose a color combination of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Since Christmas projects are on my agenda for the next several weeks, I wanted to create a card in non-traditional holiday colors. The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and the Pine Woods Dies work together perfectly for a quick card design. 

Non-traditional Holiday Card  

Card Details:
  1. Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  Note: card is a side opening card.
  2. Layer one: Basic Black cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  3. Layer two: Coastal Cabana cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then using a sponge dauber, dab the raised evergreen trees with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Allow to dry for a few minutes before attaching to the Basic Black cardstock layer.  
  4. Select pine tree die and use to cut the design from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using the portion with the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green colors. With paper snips, cut and remove the tree trunk to create an evergreen tree. 
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2-3-4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Stamp the sentiment using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad onto the Whisper White label.  TIP:  position the sentiment so that there is area to overlap the tree onto the label. Happy Holidays is from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Layer the two labels. 
  6. Position the tree overlapping the label and attach with adhesive.  Next, add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the label and to the tree branches, cutting as needed, then attach to the  card front.
  7. Complete by embellishing the sentiment with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

It was lots of fun to participate in the color challenge!  Which color combination would you select?  Comment and let me know!

Reminders:

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter. Today’s the last day to enter!  You can read give-away details here

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Poinsettia Crisscross Pocket Card

In a previous post, I shared my card design for a recent Shoebox Swap that I attended.  Today, one of the cards from another card maker is being highlighted.  It is a poinsettia crisscross pocket card and absolutely gorgeous!  Linda Edwards, at Crafty Heron Designs, prepared the materials so each attendee could create the card.  Not only did Linda present this card design but she also hosted the event.  It was a delightful day and all in attendance had a wonderful time.Crisscross card

Isn’t the card beautiful? 

It was simple to cut the poinsettia flower from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I just love it when images from designer series papers have dies that coordinate!  To showcase the poinsettia, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper provides the perfect base.  The crisscross card is cut 1/4″ smaller and mounted onto a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  The combination of Whisper White and Very Vanilla makes an elegant card.  Notice how one side of the crisscross is topped with the designer series paper and the other is texture embossed.  This adds an extra WOW element.  For the sentiment card, stamp with Versamark  and heat emboss using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then, layer atop a piece of gold foil paper.  To create a pull for the card interior, punch a slit using the Label Me Fancy Punch and thread ribbon though slit. 

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

 

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter.  You can read give-away details here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

 

Happy Fall Y’All!

For today’s post, I’m sharing the Happy Fall Y’all! card made in the October card class. The card is a project from a recent online workshop that I attended.   I did make a few alterations – changing the  sentiment and layer measurements but the card design is by Melanie Hockin.  The multiple layers and the wreath shape creates lots of visual interest. Isn’t the card beautiful?  Thank you Mel for a gorgeous card design!

Happy Fall Y'all Wreath Card

Project Materials for Happy Fall Y’all Wreath Card:
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score and fold at 4-1/4” for card base)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock (3” x 3”)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (3-1/4” x 4-1/2”, 3” x 3”)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock (3-1/2” x 4-3/4”)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze background: 3-3/4” x 5”; Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze scraps to punch leaves)
  • Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Gold Hoop Embellishments
  • Autumn Punch Pack
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • In Good Taste Elements
  • Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave/Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Directions:
  1. Layer the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Mint Macaron cardstock onto the Thick Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Texture emboss the 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Very Vanilla cardstock with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Adhere to the Mint Macaron layer on the card base.
  3. Die cut a layering scalloped circle from Cajun Craze cardstock and a layering circle from Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere together and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a gold hoop to the center of the Very Vanilla circle.
  5. Arrange veneer elements around the hoop and circle. TIP: gently snap off a short stem from a veneer element and add it inside the hoop. Attach the elements with mini glue dots.
  6. Layer and attach leaves onto the left side of the gold hoop.
  7. Embellish with a small ribbon bow.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper contains beautiful prints making it easy to select a color palette for card fall themed designs.  Adding multiple layers along with texture embossing also elevates a card and is a great way to “take it up a notch.”  Good tips to remember when you want to make an extra special card!

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Have you started making your holiday cards? If not, you’ll want to consider the Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card I’m sharing. It’s one of the holiday card designs that I’ll be using as Christmas approaches.  The design is an Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card and is from my Guest Stamper presentation for the Luv 2 Stamp team.  In previous posts, I provided you with other ideas for using this versatile stamp set and die bundle.  The Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card is one of my favorite projects using the bundle. The Merry Merlot and Brushed Metallic cardstocks along with the Gold Cards & Envelopes create an elegant card.  

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Card Details:
  • With Arrange A Wreath dies, cut 2 leaf dies from the gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and one twig die from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Using the largest flower die (6 petal flower); cut 6 flowers from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Spritz the Merry Merlot flowers and twig wreath with the Champagne Mist.  (Does not show in photo but the spritzing adds a special glimmer touch!) After drying, layer two of the flowers together using a glue dot to hold the layers (creating 3 poinsettia flowers).
  • Next, stamp 5 leaves using Old Olive Classic Ink Pad onto Old Olive cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.
  • Create a 3 layer wreath:
    • Attach the Merry Merlot twig wreath atop one of the gold leaf wreaths taking note to offset the twigs with the leaves. TIP: use small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the circle line of the wreath to adhere the wreath.
    • Next, add the adhesive to the back of the remaining gold leaf wreath and layer it atop the Merry Merlot wreath.  AGAIN – offset the placement so the leaves aren’t lined up with one another.
    • Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensions to the back of the wreath and add to the top portion of the card base.
  • Attach leaves to the poinsettia flowers using glue dots. Arrange flowers and add to the wreath with glue dots.
  • Finish the flowers by adding Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
  • Use the Detailed Trio Punch to punch the design on each end of the Merry Merlot cardstock for the sentiment label.
  • Next, stamp “Merry Christmas” using Merry Merlot onto a strip of Very Vanilla. Then, attach to the Merry Merlot strip and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you want to create a special card, look at the Arrange A Wreath bundle for lots of possibilities.  I’ve been cutting additional wreaths to use for creating more Merry Christmas cards.  So when the time arrives to start mailing my holiday cards, I can quickly assemble.  And best of all, using the beautiful Gold Cards and Envelopes saves lots of time!

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

 Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.