Flowering Tulips Birthday Card

It was time for me to use the Flowering Tulips Bundle so for the recent card class, the theme was All About Tulips.  What a fun bundle! And the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful backdrop for a variety of card designs.  The designer series paper is almost too pretty to cover! For this birthday card, the Flowering Tulips Bundle along with the designer paper creates a beautiful, cheerful card.  The Tulips Dies create flowers with dimension for a perfect focal point.  You can find the list of materials and an assembly video below on how to create the card, as well as, assemble the tulips. 

Flowering Tulips

Project Materials & Dimensions:
  • Flowering Tulips Bundle (#157678)
  • Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (#157684): 5-1/4″ x 4″ for layer and 2″ x 3-1/2″ for cutting tulips using Tulip Dies
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock (#119793): 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Pool Party Cardstock (#122924): layering piece 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: (#159276) 3″ x 4-1/4″ for die cut layer, 4″ x 5-1/4″ for card interior
  • Pear Pizzazz: (# 131201) 3″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut 2 small and l large leave plus 2 thin stems)
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Poppy Parade (#147050) & Pear Pizzazz (#147104)
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon (#152462)
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine (#149653) or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Machine (#150673 – a 20% savings during March, 2022)
  • Bone Folder (#102300)
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Be sure to register to receive my posts…I have more cards from the All About Tulips class to share!

REMINDERS

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: 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 today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 5, 2022).  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.

Masculine Birthday Card

One of the hardest cards for me to create is a masculine birthday card.  And of course, I have lots of males in my family!  Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! is adding more and more stamp sets appropriate for creating male themed cards.  One such is the Hats Off Bundle.

Last month, we celebrated my husband’s birthday and I knew the hat stamp with the coordinating die would be perfect to use.  Though I could have gone in many directions with the hat, I settled upon creating a hat honoring his alma mater – LSU.  The gold and purple colors were easy as the Gorgeous Grape and Bumblebee cardstocks combine perfectly to match LSU’s colors.  For the emblem, I surfed the internet and scaled down the logo.  The card was a success and my husband was surprised that I could create a hat honoring his favorite university.  As for the birthday sentiment, the Biggest Wishes stamp set is one of my favorite “go to” stamps.

Hats Off Bundle

Project Materials:
  • Hats Off Bundle
  • Biggest Wish Stamp Set
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Card Base: Bumblebee Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″; score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  • Layer One: Gorgeous Grape Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 4″).  Comes from the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Package.
  • Basic White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″ 
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Gorgeous Grape & Bumblebee
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 4″ x 3″ to cut hat
  • Bumblebee Cardstock: 4″ x 3″ and scrap for hat medallion
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tips:
  • Watch the video below on tips for stamping with the hat photopolymer stamp to achieve a perfectly cut hat. (note, the video is not for constructing the hat, just a tip for using the hat stamp & coordinating die)
  • Stamp the hat on the Gorgeous Grape & the Bumblebee cardstocks using the same color as the cardstock.  Then cut each with the hat die.  Cut the “bill” from the Bumblebee hat and attach to the Gorgeous Grape hat.  
  • Stamp sentiments before texture embossing the Basic White layer.
  • Use sponge daubers to sponge around stitching and brim of hat with the coordinating colors.

Hope the stamping & die cutting tip useful for you!  And, be sure to have fun creating hats for the favorite people in your life (male or female!)  

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″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • 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.

 

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Since March is full of birthdays for many family members, it has kept me busy creating birthday cards.  One of my sister’s is the lucky recipient of the Fine Art Floral birthday card. If you’ve not seen the products in the Fine Arts Floral Collection, you must check it out.  The Fine Arts Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!  There are a variety of patterns to select from but I especially was drawn to the pattern on the card below.  It’s beautiful on it’s own but I knew on a Navy cardstock base highlighted with the Gilded Leafing, it would be even more gorgeous.  This was my first use of the Gilded Leafing and I love how it creates an elegant card, especially when combined with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card:
  • Card base: Night of Navy cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″. 
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ plus a scrap piece for the sentiment pieces.
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: 3 strips at 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Assembly Details:
  • For the first step, apply Gilded Leafing along the edge of the Very Vanilla (5-1/4″ x 4″).  To ensure there is enough gilding, make sure it creates at least a 1/4″ border around all side edges of the card. TIP: Use Tear & Tape since it’s the width needed.
  • After gilding along the outer edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper panels spacing evenly.  
  • Next, add the Gilded Leafing to cover the Very Vanilla cardstock between the panels. Again, use Tear & Tape and then apply the gilded leafing.  To attach layer to the Night of Navy card base, use Stampin’ Seal+.
  • For the sentiment, stamp using Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Use Layering Circles Die to cut circle to fit within the Gold Hoop Embellishment.  Attach to the gold hoop and add to the card front using Stampin’ Seal+. Embellish around the sentiment with Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • For the flower embellishment, use the small flower stamps from the Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Stamp the flower body using Petal Pink and the inner petals with Merry Merlot. Cut using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.  Stamp the leaves using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Trim as needed to fit behind flower when attaching to the sentiment piece.  Attach flower and leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • With Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color a piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Then, tie into a bow (if desired, add strips of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and Petal Pink Ribbon when forming tail of bow).  Add the bow to the base of the flower on the card using glue dots.

Be sure to check out the products in the Fine Art Floral Suite Collection and order your favorite items.  But definitely, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Gilded Leafing to a “must have” order list. 

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

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.  Remember, the last day to order is March 10 so 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.  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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.

 

Bonanza Buddies Bundle

Do you need to make a birthday card for a youngster?  If so, the Bonanza Buddies Bundle is perfect for creating a fun, cheerful card.  In addition to the bundle’s stamp set and coordinating dies, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper features party animals and prints for celebrating.   Even better, some of the images can be cut out using the Bonanza Dies.  Note: the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products is retiring and only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  I’ll be keeping this fun bundle and have ordered extra designer series paper to use on cards for youngsters in age and youngsters at heart!

Bonanza Buddies Birthday

And carry the fun to the card interior…

Card Materials:
  • Card Base Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
    • Layer 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for tag: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for pennant: 1-1/2″ x 4″ 
    • Scrap for hat
    • Strip for interior: 3/4″ x 4″
    • Select an animal image from the Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior
    • 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ for sentiment
  • Bonanza Dies
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon: 4″
  • Assorted Pompoms
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Layer 1 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  2. Using the tag die from the Bonanza Dies cut a tag from the coordinating pattern DSP.  Also, use the pennant die and the party hat die to cut the shapes from the DSP.
  3. Cut the animal selected from the DSP with the coordinating die from the Bonanza Dies.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock and cut with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  5. Assemble tag:
    • Thread the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon through the tag top.  TIP: add a mini glue dot to the back of the ribbon to hold it in place
    • Add sentiment to the tag (refer to photo for placement)
    • Attach party hat to top of animal.  Use a mini glue dot to add a pompom to the top of the hat.
    • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the animal to the tag.
  6. Add the completed tag to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the pennant across the top and the DSP strip on bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  
  8. If desired, stamp “Happy Birthday” on the interior panel. Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

Don’t you just love it when dies and designer series paper images coordinate?  It makes card creating so easy!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order the Bonanza Buddies Bundle and coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper before the products retire.  Even better, order the entire Birthday Bonanza Suit Bundle and you’ll receive additional products that coordinate.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Brooklynn’s Birthday Card

This weekend we’re celebrating our granddaughter Brooklynn’s 3rd birthday.  Of course, Brooklynn’s birthday card must be in her favorite color – purple.  Therefore, I used several shades of purple on the card.  The New Wonders Stamp Set is perfect creating a card for a 3 year old girl.  She’s a fan of Frozen and though the girl in the stamp set isn’t Elsa or Anna, I don’t think Brooklynn will care.  But, I know she will like the card!

Birthday card

Card Directions:
  1. Create a card base using a 4-1/4″ x 11-1/2″ piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  Score at 5-1/2″ and fold to use as a side opening card.
  2. Add a layer of 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Highland Heather plaid designer series paper from the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper package.
  3. Refer to card photo for placement of stamping images and sentiment.  Stamp the image from the New Wonders stamp set onto a 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  
  4. Use Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp the sentiment on the card.  The words Happy Birthday are from the Well Said Stamp Set and “3 rd” stamps are from the Make A Difference Stamp Set.  
  5. Use Stampin’ Blends in the following colors for the girl image: Ivory (face, hands and feet); Daffodil Delight Combo and Light Soft Suede (hair), Purple Posy Combo (for top) and Highland Heather Combo (for skirt), Light Seaside Spray (wings) and Smoky Slate Combo for the ink pen. When coloring, use the Color Lifter to help with shading.  Light Real Red Stampin’ Blend colors the hearts.  Add Clear Wink of Stella to the skirt for a touch of shimmer.
  6. Cut the Whisper White with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Attach to the center of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  7. Complete by tying a knotted bow using the Purple Tricolor Ribbon and adding to card front with a mini glue dot. 

Oh, don’t forget to stamp the interior too…

I can’t wait to see Brooklynn’s face when she opens the card along with her gift.  Purple is definitely the theme!

The New Wonders stamp set is available for order is you are host.  Contact me for more details.

Just a reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.  

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again for another project idea.

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the space for the Host Code.  Thank you!