Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card

Looking for a quick but elegant holiday card? This warm Christmas wishes holiday card is the one to make.  Using the Encircled in Beauty die to cut a frame for the embossed sentiment turns a simple card into an elegant card.  Note the background designer series paper – it’s not from a holiday theme package but from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. It provides the perfect background for the Cherry Cobbler die cut frame.  TIP: To ensure the sentiment stands out on the card, first stamp in desired ink color. Then, stamp over the image with Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Using the Stamparatus ensures perfect stamping! 

Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card Materials:
  • Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
  • Encircled In Beauty Dies
  • Basic Gray Cardstock for base (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and fold at 4-1/4”)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (4-1/4” x 4-1/4” for die cut; layering piece: 4” x 5-1/4”)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper (3-3/4” x 5” for layering)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 3” for stamping sentiment; 4” x 5-1/4” for interior
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Clear Emboss Powder (from Basics Embossing Powder Collection)
  • Cherry Cobbler/Gold Metallic Ribbon
  • Adhesives of your choice (recommend Adhesive Sheet for detailed Encircled in Beauty Die)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Doesn’t the Encircled in Beauty die cut provide a gorgeous background for the sentiment?  And be sure to look at your stash of designer series papers for different backgrounds to use on your holiday cards. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

Merriest Moments Holiday Card

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting holiday card ideas.  This first card features the Merriest Moments Bundle. In addition to the the stamp set and coordinating dies, the bundle includes the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  With the hybrid embossing folder, the die fits into the embossing folder.  This creates beautifully textured die-cut images.  For the feature card below, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is die cut and texture embossed.  Notice the texture on the Basic White cardstock? The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder is used for it too!  For my card, I am using a sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in lieu of one from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  A list of materials is below along with an assembly video to assist you reproduce the card. 

Merriest Moments

Card Materials:
  • Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Card base: Evening Evergreen cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (for texture embossed layer); 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment (cut using Merriest Frames Dies)
  • Real Red cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack: scrap pieces for cutting mini poinsettias using dies in the Merriest Frames
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tidings & Trimming Stamp Set (or use desired sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim 
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Assembly Video:

With the Merriest Moments Bundle featuring the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create many different card designs so be sure to add it on your “wish list.”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back next week for another holiday card idea.

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Have a great week!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

 

 

 

Expressions In Ink Fun Fold

Today’s card is another from the recent class featuring fun fold cards.  It’s a design that I saw some time ago and then again recently.  So, I decided to use the fun fold to showcase the beautiful Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  In addition, the coordinating Artistically Inked Bundle from the Expressions In Ink Suite adds the perfect embellishment.  This fun fold design is a great for showcasing designer series papers and helps to “clear your stash”!  Though I am calling it a “fun fold”, don’t you think it’s really a “fancy fold”? 

Fun Fold Card Design
Materials for the Expressions In Ink Fun Fold Card: 
  • Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper (select 2 coordinating design patterns)
    • from one pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
    • from second pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Coordinating Cardstock for Base
    • 5-1/2″ x 11″ – score at 1-1/4″, 5-1/2″ & 9-1/4″ 
    • 1-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4″ (for interior), 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (for sentiment label) and scrap for stamping flower & leaves
  • Artistically Inked Bundle
  • Inks:
    • Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad
    • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad (or other green to coordinate with paper selected)
    • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (for sentiment label)
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
  • Bone Folder
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

Card open view:

Note: For the interior card sentiment, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set was used.

REMINDERS

New KIT COLLECTION available! The Love, Santa Kit (Item #158375, $19)

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (6.4 x 12.1 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

The video below showcases the Love, Santa Kit

AND ADD SOME BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

 

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS (Item #158381)

$7.00 

12 treat bags, 3 each of 4 designs, 4″ x 9-1/2″ and Food safe

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order from now until October 10

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The current host code is: UQS9H2DZ.  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.

Nature’s Harvest Thank You

Yes, it’s another of the cards from last month’s card class featuring the Nature’s Harvest Bundle.  Today details for the Nature’s Harvest Thank You card is the focus.  Just as with the earlier posts featuring projects from the card class, the Nature’s Harvest Bundle and the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper combine to create a beautiful card.  So you can recreate the card, project materials and an assembly video is below.

Nature's Harvest

Card Materials:
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle
  • Bumblebee Cardstock:  4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ to create card base
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 pieces of 5-1/4″ x 4″ (layer for base, card interior); scrap for sentiment
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper: 5″x 3-3/4″; bumblebee print piece (2″ x 4″ approx for die cutting)
  • Soft Succulent cardstock: piece for die cutting 2 “sheaf” pieces (approx 2″ x 4-1/4″ each)
  • Ink: Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad
  • Linen Thread
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Assembly video:

Are you interested in the card classes? Card classes are offered via a To-Go Kit.  The kit includes precut materials and embellishments for creating the projects.  Assembly instructions are provided via video.  There is also the option for purchasing the featured stamp set or bundle.  You’ll need to supply adhesive(s) and inks.  All other materials are included in the kits. 

The next To-Go kit features holiday cards, email me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com) and put October Card Kit in the subject line for details on the class.  Also if you’d like to be added to the mailing list for card classes, let me know via email. 

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  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.

 

 

Cute Halloween Meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies

It’s September first and time to start thinking of the arrival of Fall later this month.  And what celebration comes in Fall?  Halloween, of course!  In this post, Cute Halloween meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies.  Quick, easy treat holders are made using the Pretty Pillow Box Dies and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  The holders are perfect for adding several pieces of small individually wrapped candies.  To embellish the treat boxes, the Cutest Halloween Bundle continues the theme and adds the finishing touch to each treat holder. 

Cute Halloween Pillow Box Treats 

Details and tips for assembling:
  • Cut a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece of the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper using the Pretty Pillow Box Die.  
  • Fold and burnish the score lines on the box.  
  • If desired, cut notches with either the edge of a circle punch (I used a retired 1/2″ punch and inserted it along edge of back flaps – see photo) or use a small circle punch to cut notch – just place the die on 1/2 of the paper. 

  • Next, fold the box flat and seal the scallop flap to the front.

  • Next open the pillow box, fill with treats and close the side flaps.
To embellish the treat boxes:
  • Use the Halloween Punch from the Cutest Halloween Bundle to cut images from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  TIP: cut around one of the images from the patterned  paper, then use a post-it note strip to hold onto the paper while putting into punch to cut the shape. Great way to eliminate wasting paper!

  • Next, stamp the sentiment onto a strip of 1/2″ Basic White cardstock & cut flag end using the Banners Pick A Punch.   Then, layer the stamped sentiment onto a banner cut from a 3/4″ strip of Highland Heather cardstock.  Attach to the top of the pillow box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Complete by adding the image punched from the designer series paper.

These cute Halloween meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies treat boxes are easy to make!  These treat holders are perfect for making your Halloween treats special.

You’ll find all the materials listed under Project Materials below.  (And if you purchase the Cutest Halloween Bundle, the Pretty Pillow Box Dies & the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, you’ll get to select a FREE Sale-a-Bration product through September 30)

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  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.

 

 

Nature’s Harvest Good Luck

For the August card class, the Nature’s Harvest bundle is the feature.  For each class, four projects are made and the Nature’s Harvest Good Luck card is one of the cards.  This is a simple stamping card and proves simple can also be elegant.  The Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful background for the flowers die cut from the Cork Specialty Paper.  And of course, the Misty Moonlight color scheme is always a winner (in my opinion – LOL). 

Nature's Harvest

Nature’s Harvest Good Luck Card materials:
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (score & fold at 4-1/4″ for base)
  • Basic White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″ (front layer), scrap for sentiment
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Cork Specialty Paper 2-1/2″ x 4″ (approximate size for die cutting trio of flowers)
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies
  • White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon or Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends (to color ribbon & rhinestones)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Are you interested in the To-Go classes? Card classes are offered via a To-Go Kit.  The kit includes precut materials and embellishments for creating the projects.  There is also the option for purchasing the featured stamp set or bundle.  The next To-Go kit features holiday cards, email me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com) and put October Card Kit in the subject line if you’d like details. 

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The August host code is: 79GAWNYJ.  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.