Each month, the two Playtime with Paper team members with top sales receive a special thank you gift from me. Most recently, the top two team members received team gifts of 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots and a yard of each of the 1/2′ Scalloped Linen Ribbons in the five new In Colors. Instead of a card, a tag was created to add to the cellophane bag holding the goodies. So, I decided to use the Wiggle Worm stamp set and coordinating Wiggly Worm dies for the tag. Did you know, you can save 10% when purchasing the Wiggle Worm Bundle? Just look, how stinkin’ cute are those bugs?! In addition to the cute bugs, the sayings in the stamp set are appropriate for lots of occasions.
Use the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut a piece of watercolor paper. Using an aqua painter and Balmy Blue ink, color a sky background onto the watercolor paper. Let dry.
Select desired bug stamps and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends markers. Use the coordinating color of Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp the bug lines. In my samples, Mango Melody Light and Dark Blends color the beetle. To stamp the lines on the beetle’s body, use the Mango Melody Classic Ink Pad. For the dragonfly, Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blend colors the body with the wing decor stamped with the Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad.
After coloring, use the coordinating bug dies to cut each bug.
Stamp the grass onto the watercolor paper label using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad and the sentiment using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
To attach both the watercolor label and the bugs, use Stampin’ Dimensionals .
For an extra touch, cut 2 sets of leaves using the Leaf Punch. Select color that coordinates with the Designer Series Paper. For a crumpled appearance, lightly spray water onto the leaves using a Stampin’ Spritzer. While cardstock is damp, pinch leaves between fingers. Allow to dry and then attach to tag under the label as shown in photos of gifts. For a bit of bling, add 3 rhinestones clustered together to form a flower on the base of the top leaves. Use the 3/16″ Linen Braided to tie the tag to the cellophane bag.
The bugs were loads of fun to make! Thus, I stamped and cut more bugs to have ready for other projects. Just stamp, color and cut to have extras available to use.
Would you like to be a member of my Playtime with Paper team?
Even better, would you like to save on your paper craft supplies? Do you like to receive team gifts? Beginning July 1 and thru August 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering new demonstrators a “little extra” with their starter kit. Plus, you’ll receive a special welcome gift from me for joining the Playtime with Paper team. Contact me via email at: creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com for details.
Creating projects that have a special place in your heart is always fun. I love the Tea Together stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Framelits with it. Tea time with family and friends is always a special time. Why not put those memories into your cards. It’s even better when you can earn the Framelits from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The stamp set is available in the Occasions Catalog. I love that there are coordinating products you can earn for free. You can see Chad below show you the Tea Time Framelits Dies and a few samples made with them.
The Tea Time Framelits Dies includes the nine framelits shown below.
In an earlier post this week, the Needlepoint Nook bundle was introduced to you. Today, I am featuring the Needlepoint Nook bundle in three different cards. The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper is especially highlighted. The detail of the designer series paper is amazing! You are able to see the individual embroidery strands of the stitches. With such detail, it makes creating cards simple since the paper can be the feature element.
As you look at the samples, notice the first two from the left are very simple cards. The pink card really features the paper with just a ribbon tie and a stamped sentiment added. This card is perfect for the beginning stamper or anyone needing a quick to make card. To create the sentiment, first use the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Die to emboss embroidery stitching on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Next you will stamp the sentiment into the center of the embossed piece. Lastly, cut the shape using the coordinating Pretty Label Punch.
The blue butterfly card includes a “tuxedo” fold to add interest to the card front. The double-sided designer series paper is great since the reverse design coordinates perfectly. To create the “tuxedo” look, mark the midpoint of the designer series paper. For the sample above, the designer series paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ so the midpoint is 2″ from right edge and 2-9/16″ from top (the Stampin’ Trimmer is the perfect tool to use!). After marking the midpoint, cut from the midpoint to the right edge. Fold back the flaps to create the “tuxedo” collar. After folding, attach the designer series paper to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of whisper white cardstock.
The far right sample is good transition card for a beginning stamper to build upon their skills. The layered embellishment and sentiment are stamped using colors that coordinate with the paper. With the Needlepoint Elements Dies it is easy to cut the shapes. To add more visual interest, snip between each strand of the Flax Ribbon and separate the strands.
Remember for a 10% savings, order the Needle & Thread Bundle. The bundle includes the Needle & Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Elements Dies.
Today I would like to bring your attention to our Needlepoint Nook Suite available in the Occasions Catalog. Stampin’ Up! always puts together some wonderful suites and this one is no different. You can create some lovely needlepoint projects using this suite. Also, our suites always coordinate to help you create a perfect project. If you can dream it, you can make it with all the products working together. Therefore, take a look at these products in action in the video below. George also shares how the design artists created the suite.
With Sale-a-Bration still going on (through the end of March), you can get these products and take advantage of the sale so it’s a winning combination. All the products are available through my online store.
Be sure to check back on Wednesday. I will be sharing a project using the Needle & Thread Bundle.
With Sale-a-Bration in full swing, you can really take advantage of some of the wonderful free products in the catalog this year. Take a look below to see how some of the Sale-a-Bration products tie into to the Occasions catalog. The coordination is wonderful when you are creating projects. It’s even better with butterflies all around the Occasions Catalog. One particular area is the Gingham Gala Suite that consists of the Butterfly Gala bundle. Let’s take a look at these products and see how they all coordinate.
Butterflies are so beautiful so I am very excited about all these products that coordinate together. Sale-a-Bration is all about earning those free products and expanding your craft supplies. Butterflies are all around this year in the form of the Butterfly Gala bundle. Enjoy all it has to offer and earn some of it for free.
Another of the cards in the monthly class uses the Beauty Abounds bundle to create a beautiful butterfly card. The Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies are full of versatility. It can be used to showcase all the butterflies cut as in the card below or you can use your paper snips to cut various sections. Along with the smaller butterfly dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds stamp set, there are endless options for creating gorgeous cards featuring butterflies.
To create the card base for the Beauty Abounds card:
Score Lovely Lipstick (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card.
The steps for coloring and assembling the butterfly:
On a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock, use Brilliant Red and Gamboge Brusho to create a multi-color background. To use brusho, sprinkle onto paper and spritz with water to obtain the look you would like. Set aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock and use the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die with the majority of the wings to cut the butterfly.
Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Flirty Flamingo. Next, use the top layer of the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Die to cut the body and wing edge piece. Working on a each butterfly section one at a time, remove the backing of the adhesive sheet and overlay it to the section the wing piece. Continue removing the backing from the adhesive sheet and attaching the Flirty Flamingo cardstock butterfly piece to the wing piece.
Determine placement of the butterflies on card front. Once determined, remove the multipurpose adhesive sheet backing and adhere to the card. To ensure it adheres, press down firmly on each of the butterfly wing sections.
Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink. Punch using the 1-1/4″ circle punch.
Using a scrap of the Flirty Flamingo with the adhesive sheet attached, use the thinlits to cut three small butterflies. Attach to the sentiment piece.
Cut approximately 8″ of Lovely Lipstick 1/2″ ribbon (from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack) and create a zigzag fold. Use adhesive to attach to front of the card.
With dimensionals attach sentiment atop the ribbon to complete the card front.
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