A Monochromatic Blueberry Bushel Card

Since the announcement of retiring products by Stampin’ Up!, I am using my retiring products to make room for new items. Who else is a paper hoarder?!  My paper tray has been holding a package of the In Color 2018-2020 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper waiting for use. Instead of recreating the wheel, I chose to recreate a monochromatic Blueberry Bushel card sent to last year’s In Color Club members.  Because instructions were included with the card, it was easy for me to quickly make a series of cards.  By varying the sentiments, I have cards ready for a variety of occasions.  

Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper Monochromatic Card

To showcase the Blueberry Bushel designer series paper, strips are cut from the different designs.  Because the card is monochromatic, the designs coordinate and create visual interest.  You can locate the instructions for this card under the Tutorial tab.

Reminder:  The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available for order starting today.  This medley is only available during May and while supplies last.  Don’t forget that if you place your order with me, you’ll receive the blank note cards and envelopes set as a Thank You gift.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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Grab Your Favorites

It’s that time of year, so grab your favorites before they retire. The 2017-2019 In Colors will be retiring with the end of this year’s annual catalog.   It’s always sad to say goodbye to some of the colors we have been using for the last two years.  However, it also makes room for the new colors being released with the new 2019-2020 annual catalog. 

There are a lot of products to consider.  The retirement list comes out on April 15th.  All of the retiring In-Colors are going to go fast.  Especially the ink refills, markers and card stock.  You can click on any of the pictures above to go to my online store here.  Remember to think about the accessories and embellishments that have the In-Colors in them.   

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Waterfront Birthday Card

The Waterfront birthday card in today’s post is a great card when you need a generic themed card.  It features the Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Well Written Framelits Dies. Notice the card size.  It uses the 4″ x 6″ Night of Navy Card Base from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.  The Memories & More cards & envelopes simplify card making and offers two sizes of cards with matching envelopes.  

Waterfront Stamp Set Masculine Birthday Card

Since the card base is larger, a couple of cardstock layers fill the blank space.  Tan and navy are a wonderful color combination. Therefore, Crumb Cake cardstock is sandwiched between the Night of Navy layers.  Stamp the images from the Waterfront Stamp Set onto the Whisper White cardstock using a variety of classic stampin’ pad colors. Use a blender pen to soften any overlapping lines.  The color selection for the card above includes Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Crushed Curry.  When stamping the center mountain with the Crumb Cake ink, stamp off the image onto a scrap paper once before stamping onto the card. Stamp the mountains on the left and right without stamping off.    

After stamping the images onto the card, use the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture. Unfortunately the texture is not evident in the photo but it has the appearance of a linen paper. 

Birthday Wishes is cut from Night of Navy cardstock using Well Written Framelits Dies.  TIP: attach a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the Night of Navy prior to cutting with the framelits. This makes it easy to add the sentiment to the card front. 

The Waterfront Stamp Set is perfect for creating generic birthday cards and is my go to set for masculine themed cards.  Order your supplies below under Project Materials.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Friday with a new project idea.

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Another Celebrating Birthdays!

The card today is another Celebrating Birthdays sample from the monthly class.  It is a quick and simple card.  Yet the use of the Country Floral Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) creates a look of elegance.  The Petal Pink and Whisper White color scheme provides a soft look.  Another reminder, the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF is currently available for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  (psst – here’s a secret: the embossing folder is carrying over in the new catalog out on June 3rd but why wait and pay for it when you can get it free with a $50 order through March 31)

Below are the materials and directions for recreating the card:

Materials:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for circle)
  • Whisper White Cardstock: cut two: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for card front, one for interior); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for sentiment)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2″ x 3″
  • Special Celebrations Stamp Set
  • Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Leaf Punch
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini-Glue Dots
  • Big Shot
  • Clear Block Size D

Directions:

  1. Use the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss one 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.  Attach to front of Petal Pink card base with adhesive.
  2. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set on the small Whisper White cardstock square.  Cut circle using a Layering Circles Framelits Die.
  3. Cut the Petal Pink cardstock square using the next size of Layering Circles Framelits.  
  4. Punch 2 sets of leaves from the Vellum cardstock using the Leaf Punch.  Sandwich the leaves between the sentiment layer and the Petal Pink cardstock circle layer.  Attach to the center of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish by adding Petal Pink adhesive-backed sequins and a Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon bow to complete the card front.

Sharing Cards:

Recently I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday.  Below I am sharing the beautiful cards that were received by friends and fellow Stampin’ Up! creators.  Thank you to Gloria, Maxine, Tyler, Beneta, Shelby, Jamie and Linda!!!   I love all of the designs and the creativity of all.  Don’t you agree that they are beautiful?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

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More Celebrating Birthdays

We are still celebrating birthdays and I am sharing another card from the class themed Celebrating Birthdays.  The card is a triple layer card featuring the Painted Seasons stamp set.  The stamp set is in a bundle with the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and is a Sale-a-bration selection.  Remember, it is available for FREE with a qualifying order of $100 until March 31 (or while supplies last).  In addition, the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits eliminate the fussy cutting for the added floral embellishment.  For triple layer stamping, I like to use a monochromatic color scheme and chose Highland Heather to provide a Springtime look.  This stamping method also looks great with a combination of colors so just select your favorite colors.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. 

A tutorial is available for this card.  Here is the link for the Triple Layer Card featuring Painted Seasons Stamp Set

To go with the theme, Celebrating Birthdays, a class participant surprised the group with treat of cupcakes and not just plain cupcakes!  Joni made delicious lemon strawberry cupcakes and cake.  Just look at her creations!

She cut silver cardstock with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and cut individual butterflies to use on picks for the cupcakes.   Joni used a blend of inks and glitter glue on the wings and bodies of  to add pizzazz to the butterflies.  Green moss on the picks add a touch of realism.  The cupcakes and cake were almost too beautiful to eat! 

As you can tell, the card classes are lots of fun!

Be sure to download the tutorial and share your cards on my Facebook page: Creative Stamping & Crafts with Margaret

Happy stamping!

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Celebrating Birthdays

Today the monthly card class was held with the theme, “Celebrating Birthdays”.  As you can guess from the title, the projects were birthday cards.  In addition, several of the cards involved the use of different folds.  The feature card today is a crisscross fold pocket card and is the perfect card to use when you want to attach a gift card.  I originally saw this card design several years ago on Linda Heller’s Stamping School.  Though I had made the card design before it was not made in any of my previous classes.  It is a fun card design to use and can be tailored for any occasion. The card uses one 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper so you can make two with one sheet of paper quickly.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up extra Designer Series Paper that you’ve been hoarding!  

For the crisscross birthday card the Sale-a-Bration paper, Botanical Butterfly, was used.  This is definitely one of my all time favorite papers.  Remember, this designer series paper can be selected FREE with a $50 order until March 31 (or while supplies last).   The Amazing Life and Birthday Banners Photopolymer stamp sets combine perfectly for the card sentiments.

 

Materials:
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:  6″ x 12″, 3/4″ x 9-1/2″ coordinating strip for belly band
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/4″ for cake oval; 1-1/2″ x 3″ for banner; 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior piece
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/2″ for oval; 1″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Stamp Sets: Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set and Birthday Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon: approximately 3″
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • 1/8″ Handheld Punch (optional)
Cutting Directions:

I am providing written instructions but if you prefer a visual, check out Cindy Brumbaugh’s video.   Don’t let my written directions scare you – once you make one crisscross pocket card, you’ll see how easy it is!

  1. Along the 6″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 1/2″ the entire length of the paper.  NOTE: if the paper has a direction, be sure to score on the side that will be the bottom of the card so that the design direction is correct on the finished card.
  2. On the 12″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 4″ and 8″.
  3. TIP: Fold along score lines for ease in trimming.  To create a center tab that becomes the card pocket, use paper snips to cut on the 4″ and 8″ score line just up to the 1/2″ score line.  You will now have three 1/2″ x 4″ sections.  Remove the two outer sections by cutting along the 1/2″ score line up to where you snipped earlier.   You should have one 1/2″ x 4″ tab located in the center of the designer series paper. 
  4. Next cut the side angles by placing the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Line up on a diagonal from the 4″ score line to the bottom edge (refer to photos below).  Repeat on other side.  

Folding Directions: 
  1. Proceed with finishing the pocket by folding the bottom flap up.  Apply snail adhesive to the flap back of the flap and fold one of the diagonal sides over the flap pressing to adhere to the adhesive.
  2. Fold remaining diagonal over creating the “crisscross” and use snail adhesive to adhere to other flap.
  3. Create the oval sentiment by stamping the cake onto the  whisper white cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink pad.  Color as desired with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Layer onto an oval of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock cut using the Layering Ovals Framelit.
  4. Stamp the sentiment for the banner and cut using the coordinating banner from the Bunches of Banners Framelits.  
  5. Wrap the 1″ x 9-1/2″ strip of Grapefruit Grove around the card so that it meets in the front.  Layer and attach the coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper to the belly band.  
  6. Attach the oval to the belly band and finish by placing the banner across the cake as shown in the card photo.  
Inside Panel: 
  1. Stamp sentiment on card with the Stazon Jet Black ink.
  2. Round corners of the card using the Detailed Trio Punch.  
  3. Use the 1/8″ handheld punch to create a hole in the top center (or use the oblong circle on the Detailed Trio Punch).  
  4. Add ribbon to create the pull tab.  

Have fun creating your own crisscross designs! 

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I’ll be sharing more cards from the Celebrating Birthdays class, as well as, showing you what other fun we enjoyed!

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