Arrange A Wreath Easter Card

Early last Fall,  I had the opportunity to present projects featuring the Arrange A Wreath bundle to the Luv 2 Stamp Group.  Today, I am sharing the Arrange A Wreath Easter card from the event.  In addition, full instructions for recreating the card just in time for use this upcoming Easter.  The Arrange A Wreath bundle is very versatile and great for different occasions.  Following information on today’s card, you’ll find links to the past posts featuring the bundle.  

Arrange A Wreath

Card Instructions:

Materials:

  • Arrange A Wreath Bundle

Cardstock (CS):

  • Bermuda Bay: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ – for card base
  • Granny Apple Green: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (layer 1); scrap for leaves
  • Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 5″ for emboss layer; 1″ x 2″ for sentiment; scrap for flower centersVellum Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for 2 flowers
  • Rainbow Glimmer Cardstock: scrap for 3 eggs

Ink Pads:

  • Versamark, Bermuda Bay Classic Stamp Pad, Granny Apple Green Classic Stamp Pad

Other Materials:

  • White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker (opt)
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponge Dauber or Blending Brush
  • Adhesives
Details:
  1. Add the Granny Apple Green CS layer to the Bermuda Bay card base. Stamp the wreath onto the Basic White CS with Versamark. (TIP: use the Stamparatus and if needed, stamp twice to
    ensure all of wreath is stamped). Heat emboss the wreath with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Allow to cool. After cooling, sponge the Basic White paper with Bermuda Bay ink, layering the ink around the wreath. Add to the card.
  2. Stamp three sets of leaves (Granny Apple Green on Granny Apple Green CS) and a set of eggs (Bermuda Bay onto Basic White cardstock). Cut with the coordinating Dies.
  3. Cut an additional three eggs from the Rainbow Glimmer CS.
  4. With the medium size flower die, cut two of flowers from Daffodil Delight CS and cut two of the small flowers from Basic White CS. Layer the white flower onto the yellow flower. Add a small rhinestone jewel to the center of the flowers. (opt -color the rhinestones with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker before adding to the flowers).
  5. Cut the Vellum CS using the “twig” wreath die.
  6. Add eggs along the bottom of the wreath with glue dots. Layer leaves and flowers around the eggs. Cut “twig” strips from the vellum wreath and tuck around the flowers and eggs.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto Basic White CS and cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.
  8. Cut a scalloped oval from the Bermuda Bay CS and add the sentiment layer. Attach to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Complete the card by adding a double loop bow to the top of the wreath.

You can easily substitute the sentiment and use this springtime card for any occasion.

Here are links to additional posts using the Arrange A Bundle: Home Decor Project, Merry Christmas, and Mini Card Pack.  As you’ll be able to see, there are many options for using this bundle.  Take note – this bundle is on the Last-Chance Products Sale list released yesterday (see Reminder section below).  Thus, it will be retiring with this catalog so order it soon to ensure you have this versatile set for your crafting.

JUST A REMINDER…

The current catalog will be retiring on May 3, 2021 so it’s the time to take advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items.  Plus, you’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available.  Note, some items are discounted up to 75% and available only while supplies last.  Check out the Last-Chance Products Sale items here.  Several bundles are retiring but will be available individually without the additional bundle savings in the catalog. To view a PDF list of the Last-Chance Product Sale items, you can download it here: Last-Chance Products 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So grab your highlighter marker, highlight items wanted and place your order soon!  

Here are a few of my favorites retiring: Stitched Shape Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Circle Punches (all sizes!) and the Silver Foil Paper.  I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Stitched Shape Dies!!!

 

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: XKHBAKBQ.  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.

 

Field Journal Blueberries!

In an earlier post, I noted I am the guest stamper this February for the Luv 2 Stampin GA group.  Each week, I share a project featuring the Field Journal Stamp Set.  This week’s project highlights the Field Journal Blueberries.  And yes, I did fussy cut but not a difficult image to use with this technique.  To accompany this week’s card, a Love You Always treat box has been gussied up!  

Field Journal

Field Journal Blueberries Card & Treat Box Details:
  • Card base is Seaside Spray cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).  
  • Prepare the second layer of Night of Navy cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) by topping it with a piece of Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″).  NOTE:  if you select the pattern on this card sample, pay close attention to the direction of the pattern when cutting.  (Guess why I added the note!!!)  Do not add to card base at this time.
  • Using the blueberries stamp from the Field Journal Stamp Set, stamp three (3) images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock.  If you wish to embellish envelope, stamp it also.  Use the following Stampin’ Blends to color: berries – Dark Seaside Spray & Light Night of Navy, leaves – Light & Dark Granny Apple Green.   Fussy cut the blueberries using paper snips. 
  • Select the sentiment from the Field Journal Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad.  Cut using the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies.
  • Wrap Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon around the Night of Navy/Designer Series Paper layer and tie into a bow.  Optional: add a sprig of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the metallic ribbon before tying the bow. 
  • Position sentiment and two of the blueberry images onto the card front overlapping the ribbon. 
Treat Box:
  • Cut the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper to cover the box top and sides. Attach with Stampin’ Seal+ or multipurpose liquid adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Parcels & Petals Stamp Set using Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad onto Basic White cardstock.  Cut using the Ornate Layers Die.  Also, use dies to cut a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock to layer the sentiment. 
  • Add the sentiment to box top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete by adding the last blueberry image and a small Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon bow. 
  • Lastly – FILL the box with treats.  Mine holds chocolate covered blueberries to give to a special someone!!! 

Don’t overlook ordering the Field Journal Stamp Set!  It’s versatility makes it a great addition to any stamp collection.

Reminders:

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday so you’ll want to take advantage of the FREE products available.  Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Don’t delay if you wish to take advantage of FREE products!

MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN

Details
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe here to receive the March kit.  The last day to order is March 10 but don’t delay, supplies may be limited near the end of the promotion.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  

Project Materials:

The host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

Fun with Field Journal

This month, I am the guest stamper for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team.  So, I’ve been having fun with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  As a guest stamper, we select a stamp set and present a project each week to showcase ideas for using the set.  This is a great way to expand creativity.  I had so much fun using the duck stamp from Field Journal, that I created not one, but two different cards! 

Fun with Field Journal

Card Tips:
  • For the card on the left, stamp the duck onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink.  Color using watercolor pencils. Note, the watercolor pencils are used dry with no water. After stamping and coloring the image, cut using the large circle Stitched Shapes Dies.  The card base uses Early Espresso. A Crumb Cake cardstock layer is topped with a layer of Garden Green Designer Series Paper from the 6″x6″ Regals Designer Series Paper Assortment. Before attaching the layers to the card base, wrap a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim around the card and tie into a knot.  Then, add to the card base using Stampin’ Seal+.  Adhere the stamped duck to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped using Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut with paper snips.  
  • The card on the right is a fun fold card featuring the Corner Fold.  I followed directions and dimensions from a post by Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It.  For the card base, use Pretty Peacock cardstock and layer with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  In addition, use a coordinating square of the paper below the duck layer.  For the duck on this card, stamp the image onto Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.  

If you’re needing a card with a masculine feel, either of these would be perfect to create.  The fun continues with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  So, be on the lookout for more samples using this set!

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing through February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  

Project Materials:

The host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

 

 

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.