Vacation’s Over!

If you’ve been following my blog you know that for the past three weeks, my husband and I were traveling.  Well, vacation’s over and I’m trying to get back into the groove.  Guess you would say that I’m suffering vacation withdrawal!  Have you ever experienced it?  In addition to visiting places on our bucket list, we celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.  (yes, I was just a babe when we got married! LOL)  Before leaving on the cruise, I made an anniversary card for my husband.  It was definitely a surprise to him.  He wondered when I had time to make the card between Christmas, packing for our trip, removing Christmas decorations on December 26 and watching the two grandchildren on New Year’s Eve.  Fortunately, I was able to sneak in a few minutes from the busy schedule to make a simple stamping anniversary card.    The Heartfelt Bundle and Country Club Designer Series Paper from the Mini Catalog were perfect to use for creating a quick card.  

How to create the card:

Use Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base.  Next, add a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green cardstock.  The top layer is a piece of the plaid Country Club Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″).  Punch a Garden Green heart using the Heart Punch Pack from the Heartfelt Bundle.  Stamp the dotted heart onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad.   Use heart punch to cut the shape.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Add he green heart  to the card using snail adhesive and layer the sentiment heart atop the green heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel adds a touch of sparkle to the sentiment heart.  Finish the card by wrapping the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card and tying into a flat knot.

Hopefully, you were able to view my Facebook posts featuring photos of some of the spots visited.  As we were cruising, internet was not reliable thus I did not post as many photos as planned.  Our trip was outstanding and we were able to cross a few places off of our bucket list.  Below are a couple of highlights from our excursion to Machu Picchu.  Definitely, add this wonder to your trip bucket list.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend and check back next week for more project ideas!

Remember: 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.  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

By The Dock

One of the exciting things about the 2020 Mini Catalog is the inclusion of stamps perfect for creating masculine cards.  A perfect example is the By The Dock Bundle.  The bundle includes the By The Dock Stamp Set and coordinating Dockside Dies.  Since we live in a lake community, I look forward to using this bundle often.  Especially the dock stamp and coordinating die…it’s just what I can use to create cards for my lake loving neighbors.  You can find this set on page 49 in the Mini Catalog.

In the short video below, Brian provides additional information regarding the bundle:

The By The Dock Bundle offers lots of versatility. Many of the elements will coordinate with products from the Annual Catalog, allowing you to expand your creativity.  The best part about purchasing a bundle – you save $10%.  

Reminder:

Sale-a-Bration is ongoing until March 31, 2020. For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax & shipping), you are able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  There’s no limit!  There are Sale-A-Bration reward offerings for $50 and $100 spending purchases so be sure to check out the Sale-a-bration online brochure.  

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

You can place your order by clicking on products under Project Materials of via the following link: Margaret’s Online Store

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle

The Tropical Oasis Suite is going to have you dreaming of a vacation to tropical paradise!  The retro tropical images and bright colors will definitely make a statement on your projects.  The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle is the perfect way to order the coordinating products.  In the Suite Bundle, you’ll receive the Timeless Tropical Bundle, the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.  In addition, Saddle Brown Stazon Ink, Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack and 5/16th Braided Burlap Trim are in the Suite Bundle.   You’ll have lots of product to use for creating tropical inspired projects.

Tropical Oasis

Just check out the video below that showcases each of the papers in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper package.  

I love the retro look of the paper and fun colors.  It’s perfect for adding a touch of paradise to your cards and other projects.

Now if that isn’t enough to make you dream of a tropical escape, watch the video below as Tanner showcases the suite bundle.

Don’t you just love Tanner’s tropical shirts?!  He definitely is in “island vacation” mode.  And, what about that pineapple die!  There are so many options for it’s use.  I immediately thought of hospitality cards when I first saw it.  So, nab this set to get in the island mood.

Reminder:

Sale-a-Bration is ongoing until March 31, 2020. For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax & shipping), you are able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  There’s no limit!  There are Sale-A-Bration reward offerings for $50 and $100 spending purchases so be sure to check out the Sale-a-bration online brochure.  

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

You can place your order by clicking on products under Project Materials of via the following link: Margaret’s Online Store

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Peaceful Poppies Suite

Peaceful Poppies Suite

Since my husband and I are are traveling, I am sharing the product video from Stampin’ Up! on the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle.  It is available in the recently released January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The suite bundle includes two bundles – Painted Poppies bundle and Peaceful Moments bundle.  With the two bundles, you have endless creative possibilities.  I love the vibrant colors of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.  The hand painted blooms and watercolor washes make beautiful backgrounds or focal points.   

Here’s a short video showcasing the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper…

Aren’t the vibrant colors beautiful? In the video below, Holly shares the products available in the suite.

Isn’t Holly’s explanation of the Suite Bundle wonderful?  By ordering the full Suite Bundle, you’ll have all the materials for endless projects.  Remember with the Suite Bundle, you get not one stamp and die bundle but two – both the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments.

Plus, 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 (Shop Now).

As we are traveling and may have intermittent internet service, there may be delay in my answering emails or comments.  I appreciate your patience. 

Remember, you can place your product orders directly via my online store.  (just click and follow the link)

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

More Dino Days!

Yes, it’s more Dino Days and today I’m featuring a card from this month’s class.  The card features the Dino Days Bundle which includes the Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies. In addition, the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background.  The Pteradyctal, with it’s wingspread, goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I have had great fun creating projects with this bundle and can assure you, I will be posting more Dino projects in the future!

Dino Days Pterodactyl Card

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Pretty Peacock cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″).  Card is an oblong, right side opening card.
  2. Layer a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Dinoroar Designer Series Paper onto the card base.
  3. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  4. Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut Whisper White cardstock (select rectangle die to cut Whisper White so that piece will fit inside of the Lovely Lipstick layer).
  5. Stamp the tree trunk with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add the palm fronds, stamping with Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: Stamp once, then stamp again before re-inking the stamp.
  6. Stamp background circles onto the Whisper White using Pineapple Punch. 
  7. With Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the lower portion of the Whisper White cardstock piece.  Add to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer using snail adhesive.
  8. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Pterodactyl using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad – first, stamp off onto another piece of paper, then stamp again.  Stamp the wing design using the Mango Melody ink without stamping off.  Cut using the coordinating Dino Die.  Add to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Cut a 3′ piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon.  Fold in half and attach to the lower left side of the Lovely Lipstick layer using adhesive.
  10. Add completed sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope I have convinced you to use the Dino Days Bundle to create some fun cards for your dinosaur lover!  

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?  BETTER HURRY, THIS PROMO ENDS SOON!

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until Saturday, August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Dino Days Treat Holder

Do you have a youngster (or oldster!) who likes dinosaurs?  If so, this Dino Days Treat Holder is perfect for when you want to give them a “little something”.  The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect for tiny treats and fun to decorate.  It’s been great fun creating different projects using the Dinoroar Suite Bundle and this Dino Days Treat Holder is no exception.  

Dino Days Clear Mini Treat Box

Here’s a side view:

Project Details:
  1.  Stamp dinosaur body from the Dino Days Stamp Set using Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Also, stamp the spikes using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the pieces using the coordinating Dino Dies.  Attach the spikes to the dinosaur body using mini glue dots.
  2.  Using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  TIP:  Position the die so that the sentiment will be closer to the right edge of the cut shape.  This will leave room to add the dinosaur.  Add the Dinosaur to the left side of the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. With Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the fern fronds onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Stamp 3 times.  Cut using the coordinating die from the Dino Dies.
  4. Cut along the edging on an approximately a 2″ piece of 3/8″ Denim Ribbon.  Then fray the ribbon into threads.  Use Snail Adhesive to attach the frays to the sentiment piece (refer to project photo).  With mini glue dots, layer the 3 ferns and add to the top right edge of the sentiment label behind the frayed ribbon.  Embellish with a Dinoroar Enamel Shape.
Assemble the Box:
  1. Put the Clear Tiny Treat Box together.  TIP:  Don’t forget to remove the plastic film that protects the box.
  2. To create a liner for the box, cut a 6″ x 2″ piece of Mango Melody cardstock.  Score at 2″ and 4″ and insert into treat box.  For the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, cut two pieces:  2″ x 4″ (score at 2″) and 2″ x 2″ piece (two pieces are cut so that the print goes in the same direction when inserted into the treat box).   Use a mini glue dot at the top of the designer series paper to hold it in place.
  3. To complete the treat box, attach the sentiment label to the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals and add your treat!  TIP:  For ease in opening the box, put the label on the box back so that the box lid opens from the back. This also keeps the sentiment label in place.
WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Reminder: You may purchase supplies for this card by clicking the links under the Project Materials or visiting my online store.  I appreciate your business!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!