Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack

Happy Monday and I hope your week is off to a good beginning. Today’s post features an Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack. Last week, I was honored to be a guest presenter for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator group.  Guest presenters share project ideas that can be used for classes or stamping events. As a guest presenter, one’s task is to create a minimum of four projects using a specific stamp set or bundle. Three projects should fall into the card category and the other can be either a 3D or home decor project.  All of my projects featured the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. 

For me, I set a personal challenge.  The challenge of using only the stamps in the stamp set!  When designing projects, I usually pull from several stamp sets.  (my husband calls it “my squirrel mode”! LOL) Fortunately, the wide variety of stamps and dies in the Arrange A Wreath bundle made it easy to adhere to my challenge. The bundle consists of the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set and the Wreath Builder Dies.  For two of the sentiments, I did use the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Dies. So today, I’m sharing one of the featured projects – the Arrange A Wreath Mini Card Pack.  The mini card pack consists of four 3″ x 3″ cards for various occasions.

Arrange A Wreath

Tips for creating the mini card pack:
  • All the card bases are Whisper White cardstock, cut 3″ x 6″.  Then, score at 3″ and fold for a size of 3″ x 3″.
  • Select the colors you wish to use on your cards for the various occasions and use coordinating designer series paper to layer on the base.  On the card samples,  the 6″ x 6″ Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack provides the background layer.  Cut the layer to 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.
  • Stamp your designs onto 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock to attach to the designer series paper layer.
  • If desired, use the stamps and coordinating dies to add additional elements to your mini cards.  
Bonus Project

Since the mini card pack would make an excellent gift, I decided to add a bonus project – an embellished 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ Acetate Card Box.  The greenery for the top of the box uses the “twig” wreath die from the Wreath Builder Dies.  After cutting the wreath shape, use paper snips to cut the wreath in half and layer the two halves.  For extra dimension, sponge ink onto the wreath before cutting.  For the sample below, Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink is sponged onto the Pear Pizzazz cardstock wreath.  Select the sentiment you desire and add it to a banner created with the Banner Pick A Punch.

Mini Card Box

If you want a stamp set and coordinating dies that offer you lots of options, be sure to add the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to your must-have list!  You’ll be glad you have the set.  Stay tuned – I’ll be sharing more projects from the presentation soon.  

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available for a few more days!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  But hurry, the last day to receive this promotion is September 30, 2020. In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy Crafting!

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Little Treats Meets Banner Year

Happy Friday!  As promised, today I’m sharing the project details from Wednesday evening’s Facebook Live.  The bundles, Little Treats meets Banner Year, combine to create adorable treat holders.  First, thank you to those that watched the presentation!  Despite a few technical glitches, I felt it important to continue and demonstrated the treat boxes below.  Second and good news, I learned how to correct the glitch.  As a result, going forward, my Facebook Lives should be in landscape position.  It’s a learning process and important to not give up but keep trying.  Right?!

Now, on to the projects.  As mentioned in the demonstration, I love making treat holders and the Little Treats Bundle is great for doing so.  The Little Treat Box Dies from the bundle creates an ideal sized treat box when you want to give “a little something”.  Even better, use the Banner Year Bundle and the creative possibilities grow exponentially.  So, what will fit in the treat boxes? In addition to small candies or packages of small cookies, the Bath & Body Works small hand sanitizers fit perfectly.  In this post, I’m sharing 6 different designs combining the two bundles but have other ideas that I’ll share later.  For the projects, the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper provides a wide variety of plaid color combinations making it a perfect selection for making the treat boxes.

Treat Holder

Assembly & Tips:
  • This is a great project for using your scrap cardstock!  Though I’m providing dimensions, in most cases, just grab small pieces from your scrap pile. 
  • Treat boxes can be left open or select coordinating ribbons to tie closed.

For the first step, use the Little Treat Box Die to cut the 6″ x 6″ Plaid Designer Series. Then, assemble the treat boxes.  If desired, add adhesive to the front and back panels to hold the panels fixed against the inside box. 

  • Spider Halloween Tag

From a 1″ x 1″ scrap of Basic Black cardstock, use the spider die from the Little Treat Box Dies to cut a spider.  After cutting the spider, use Clear Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the spider body and add two small Basic Rhinestone Jewels for the eyes.  On a 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Happy, Happy Halloween sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Then, stamp the web from the Banner Year Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad on the upper corner.  Use the 1-1/2″ circle punch to cut.  Use the stitched and scalloped circle die from the Little Treat Box Dies to cut from a 2″ x 2″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Adhere the stamped sentiment circle to the Daffodil Delight scalloped circle and add the spider using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Add to the front of the treat box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • Bat Boo Halloween Tag

Stamp BOO!  (from the Banner Year Stamp Set) using Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.  Above the word BOO, stamp the Bat (Banner Year Stamp Set) using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Stamp another bat onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut.  Layer atop the stamped bat on the Whisper White using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to a Scalloped Circle (Little Treat Box Dies) cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

  • Happy Fall Y’all Tag

Cut each end of a 1″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  After punching the ends, stamp multiple leaves on the right side using Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad – TIP: after inking stamp – “stamp off” onto a scrap piece of paper 2 times before stamping onto the tag.  NOTE:  All stamps for are from the Banner Year Stamp Set.  Stamp the pumpkin using the Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad onto the left side of the tag and also onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the pumpkin stem and the Happy Fall Y’all using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Fussy cut the extra pumpkin and add atop the pumpkin on the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

  • Happy Thanksgiving Tag

Create the banner tag by cutting a one end of a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Using the Happy Thanksgiving stamp from the Banner Year Stamp Set, stamp the sentiment using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad close to the banner end.   Ink the acorn stamp using Cinnamon Cider. Then, stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping beside the sentiment.  Cut a 6″ piece of In-Color Bumblebee Ribbon and form a loop.  Attach the ribbon loop to the treat box and add the banner tag using dimensionals.

  • Be Merry Tag

Create banners: Real Red cardstock (3″ x 1″) and Whisper White cardstock (2-3/4″ x 3/4″).  Stamp “be merry” onto the Whisper White tag using Real Red Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the Holly using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad.  For the holly berries, stamp using Real Red and then add Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels atop the stamped berries.  Layer the stamped tag onto the Real Red cardstock tag and attach to treat box using dimensionals.

  • HO HO HO Tag

From the Little Treats Stamp Set, stamp HO HO HO Merry Christmas using Real Red Classic Ink Pad onto a 1″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next, cut into the tag shape using the die from the Little Treat Box Dies.  Now stamp the Santa Hat, also from the LIttle Treats Stamp Set, using Real Red onto a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating die. Add Clear Wink of Stella to the “fur” rim and “pompom” of the hat.  Attach hat to the corner of the sentiment tag using a Glue Dot.  To highlight the tag, create a belly band by wrapping a 1-1/4″ x 6″ piece of Basic Black cardstock around the assembled treat box.  Run a bone folder along each corner to help crease and form the band.  To seal the belly band,  use a strong adhesive such Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear & Tape.   Add the sentiment tag to the belly band using dimensionals.

I had lots of fun creating the Little Treat Boxes and even more fun, creating a variety of tags for each.  As noted earlier, there are possibilities galore when combining the Little Treats and the Banner Year Bundles.  So, don’t delay and order these bundles so you can start creating fun treat boxes to have for the upcoming seasonal events.  And one last thing, if you want to watch the video click here (remember, it was a learning process! forward thru the first two minutes where I’m attempting to adjust the view.  And no, I won’t be offended if you laugh!)

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here.  Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

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The host code for September is: 2EAKUGQC.  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.

 

Little Treat Box

School’s back in session for my grandson, Alex.  Well, sort of back in session! Currently, all classes are virtual so he’s spending lots of time online.  There’s disappointment that in-person class and meeting new classmates isn’t occurring.  As I did in the Spring, I’m assisting Alex with the new online learning platform while both parents are working.  So, my blog posting schedule is off sync a bit.  Hoping to be back on schedule next week.  To keep Alex’s spirits uplifted, I made a little treat box to give him after one of his online sessions this week.  Using the Little Treats Bundle, the treat box was quick and easy to make.  And it’s the perfect size for a couple of small treats!

treat holder

Additional details:

The Plaid Tidings 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper is cut using the Little Treat Box Dies from the Little Treats Bundle.  After cutting the treat box, fold along the score lines and tuck the tabs into the slits to form the box.  The front and back flaps can be closed by a ribbon tie or if desired, add a small amount of adhesive along the side to adhere to the box.  To embellish the box, cut two leaves using the Stitched Leaves Dies.  For the leaves to coordinate with the plaid designer series paper, Cajun Craze and a Brushed Metallic cardstock were selected.  Next, stamp the sentiment from the Little Treats Stamp Set using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The stitched, scalloped circle in the Little Treats Box Dies is the perfect size for the sentiment.  

Making the little treat boxes couldn’t be simpler!  Even better is how quickly the treat boxes are to make.  You’ll want to order the Little Treats Bundle so you’re prepared to make “a little something” treats for all occasions!

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

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The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  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.

another Peony Gift Box

Included in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are 3-1/8″ square Acetate Card Boxes.  While perfect for holding 3″ x 3″ cards, the boxes are also perfect for using as a small gift box.  So for today’s project, I have another Peony Gift Box for you.  Yes, I’m loving the Peony Dies and the peony is the perfect size for the acetate box.  

Peony Gift Box

Materials for the Peony Gift Box:

  • 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” Acetate Card Box
  • Square Vellum Doily
  • Dies: Peony Dies and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Cardstocks: Calypso Coral, Basic Black Cardstock (scrap), Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Tool: Sponge Dauber
  • Embellishments: Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
TIPS:
  1. When adding the Square Vellum Doily, place the glue dots in an area that will be covered by the sentiment label and the peony.
  2. Sponge each of the peony layers prior to assembling the peony.
  3. Slide each layer of the Peony Petals into one another to assemble the peony ensuring that the bottom edges align.
  4. For added dimension to the peony, add a Stampin’ Dimensional between the layers. 

Inside of the Peony Gift Box, I am placing small candies that are going to a friend.  Here’s another idea…By changing the sentiment to “Just a Note” and adding 3″ x 3″ cards, another perfect gift is created.  What do you plan on adding to your gift box?  Let me know in the comments section. 

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

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

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 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 today.  Happy crafting…

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Peony Gift Box

A friend recently had a birthday and to celebrate, I sent her a small gift. If you receive my newsletter, you’ll recall the peony birthday card along with instructions for creating the card.  As promised, I am sharing the coordinating Peony Gift Box that includes the inspiration for both the box and the birthday card.  One of my go-to places for small personal gifts is Bath & Body Works.  So after receiving an email showcasing a selection of peony bath gel and lotions, an order was quickly placed.  The items coordinate perfectly with products from the Peony Garden Suite Collection.

Peony Garden Gift Box

Project Details:

As you see in the photo, I crafted a box from a 12″ x 12″ Night of Navy cardstock (from the Neutrals 12″ x 12″ cardstock pack) cut to size for the box bottom plus it’s matches the blue on the Bath & Body Works products.  For the box top, a piece of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper is cut to fit the box bottom.  For creating boxes, I use the instructions provided by Donna Griffith in her You Tube video, How to Make Your Own Box.  Her detailed instructions make it easy to create boxes sized specifically for a project.

After creating the box, use the Peony Dies to cut Blushing Bride cardstock for the flower.  Next, sponge each of the pieces for the flower using Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad before assembling.  Tip: When sponging, use a swiping motion with the sponge to drag the ink across the layer.  Now, assemble the peony.  And to create dimension between the peony layers, tuck Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals between the cardstock layers.  Finish the flower by adding the stamen using a mini glue dot.  The stamen is die cut from a scrap of Bumblebee cardstock.  Notice how the Stampin’ Up! colors match the peony colors on the lotion and gel containers perfectly?  For the leaves, cut 3 sets using the Peony Dies.  Garden Green cardstock forms the main leaf body and contrasting leaf edges use Old Olive cardstock.

Finishing the Peony Gift Box top:

Next, create a base for the peony label by cutting a piece of Night of Navy cardstock using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  Attach a Gold Foil circle cut with the 2-1/4″ circle punch to the Night of Navy label.  Finish by arranging the leaves and adding the peony to the label using Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Ribbon is wrapped around the center of the box lid and glued inside the flaps.  The Night of Navy ribbon on the project is retired and no longer available but you can substitute a Whisper White Ribbon or color a ribbon with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.  Add the Peony Label to the box using a strong adhesive such as Stampin’ Seal+.  Complete by adding a bow just below the peony on the label.  Add to the Night of Navy box bottom and your gift box is complete!

Here are additional views of the box:Peony Gift Box

Peony Gift Box

It’s so much fun when you find products that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! stamps and papers!  Creative ideas abound!

Of course, the box coordinates also with the card…

Peony Garden Birthday Card 

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Reminders:

The July 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

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

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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“Tis the Season To Be Hopping”

Welcome to the”Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop.  You are in for a super fun treat with all the ladies who have joined us for this hop.  Be sure and follow the hop all the way to the end, you don’t want to miss any of it!  Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.

The project that I am featuring for the “Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop is a decorated Mini Pizza Box.   Have you noticed that I love to use the mini pizza boxes to create small gift packaging?  For this post, the mini pizza box features a Shaker Dome on the box top.  What’s great is the Snow Globe Scenes Dies cut the mini pizza box with ease!  Since I am creating hot chocolate and s’mores kits, the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) fits the theme perfectly.  

Snowman Snow Globe Mini Pizza Box

How to create a shaker dome on a mini pizza box:
  1. Use the Snow Globe Scenes Die to cut the shape from the top of the Mini Pizza Box.  Add a Snow Globe Shaker Dome to the mini pizza box – remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the top edge of the shaker dome.  Insert the dome through the cutout on the top.  Press firmly to adhere.  
  2. Next, cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square of Let It Snow Specialty DSP for the top.  Then, use the Snow Globe die to cut the shape from the DSP (this will slide over the dome on the top).  Cut four pieces 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ to add to each side of the box.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, attach the designer series paper to the outside of the mini pizza box .
  3. For the shaker dome, select a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to use in the dome.  TIP: use another dome to lightly trace around the snowman and cut around the traced area by at least an inch on all sides.  This will ensure you cover the entire dome.  
  4. To the dome, add a small amount (a pinch will do) of Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  If you have the Let It Snow Embellishment kit, add a few of the snowballs.  
  5. Now, remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the shaker dome.  Add the snowman cut from the Let It Snow DSP and press firmly to seal the shaker dome.  
  6. To finish the inside of the lid, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and add to cover the back of the shaker dome.  If desired, add a stamped sentiment to fit your theme.  
  7. Lastly, finish the mini pizza box by adding a bow using the 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Adhere to the bottom of the shaker dome using mini glue dots.

 Now you have a fun Shaker Dome mini pizza box to use.  Even more, it’s a fun gift box!  Be sure to comment below and let me know what you’re adding to your shaker dome mini pizza box !

Reminder:  Time is running out for Holiday shipping so place your orders soon.  

Thanks for stopping by!   

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The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!