Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color

Today I’m featuring the Starry Sky 2022-2024 In Color.  This is another of the card samples from the May Monthly Card Class. In addition to highlighting the Starry Sky In Color, the card features elements from the Sun Prints Suite Collection.  The Sun Prints Designer Series Paper contains prints using the Starry Sky In Color so all the elements coordinate.  I love that Stampin’ Up! designs coordinating products  – it make designing projects so much simpler!  

Starry Sky

Materials:

  • Nature’s Prints Bundle
  • Starry Sky Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score & fold at 4-1/4″ for card base; 4″ x 4″ die cut using floral circle die from Nature’s Prints Dies
  • Fern 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic White cardstock: 3″ x 4-1/4″ for layering; 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2 for sentiment – die cut with Layering Circles Dies
  • Sun Prints Designer Series Paper 2-3/4″ x 4″
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Package (Starry Sky)

Assembly Video: 

NOTE: fast forward to 6-7 minutes for start of assembly

Hope you enjoy creating this card.  Have fun using the same design with more of the new 2022-2024 In Colors and other coordinating designer series papers!

REMINDERS

Click here for Last Chance Products available.  

Buy one kit and get the second kit 50% off—this is the perfect time to have buy kits for their friends and family! Kits are all-inclusive projects and make great creative gifts.  You can order from the Kits Collection here.

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:

No Line Watercolor Technique

At the last quarterly Playtime with Paper meeting, team members were able to practice the no line watercolor technique.  It’s a fun technique and during the meeting, I shared helpful tips to remember when using the technique and am sharing them below. For the meeting project, the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set was used. It has the perfect image to use with this technique.  After coloring, the coordinating Harvest Dies are used to die cut the image.  Additional die cuts provide layers to showcase the colored image.   Hope you’ll give this fun technique a try!

Nature's Harvest: No Line Watercolor Technique

Tips for the no line watercolor technique:
  • Select an image with clean, defined lines (especially when beginning to do this technique). 
  • Use a light color for stamping the image – such as Sahara Sand or Crumb Cake (for the project above, Sahara Sand was used)
  • Be sure to stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto the paper for watercoloring. 
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock should be used.
  • The Stamparatus is extremely helpful for stamping the image especially onto watercolor paper.  
  • Before adding ink color to section, first dampen the area with your watercolor brush. BE CAREFUL – do not saturate the paper, just dampen it.
  • Work small sections at a time and when moving to a new section, leave an unfinished area between the sections. EX: for this project,  2-3 side by side petals were watercolored, then the adjoining 2-3 petals were skipped. The next section was then colored.  As the areas with the watercolor added started to dry, the skip areas were then colored.  By doing this, the area doesn’t become over saturated which can cause the ink to bleed.  
  • Remember – less is more! Start with a small amount of watered down ink and as the image dries, you can add more ink.  

Most important tip:  Allow the watercolor image to dry before passing judgement on it.  As the image dries, you’ll be able to view your success!!!

REMINDERS

Time is running out and many favorites have sold out. You can view the remaining retiring products here

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: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 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.

 

Hey Sports Fan Tag

To celebrate the official start of baseball season, I created a bag of treats for my son.  He’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan so what better than Cracker Jacks, peanuts and Baby Ruth candy bars to enjoy while watching the ballgames.  And of course, the treat needed a baseball themed tag!  By using the Your Biggest Fan bundle and the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper, the Hey Sports Fan tag comes together quickly.  Do you see the baseball on the tag?  Be sure to watch the assembly video below for tips on making a baseball.  I also used the Hat Builder Dies to add a small baseball cap to the tag.  (NOTE: The Hat Builder Dies are retiring so if you don’t have the dies, you may want to consider adding them to your die collection.)    While adding the hat is optional, it definitely adds a finishing touch!

Gift Tag

Here’s the Hey Sports Fan tag on the treat bag of goodies…

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, wouldn’t you like to receive these goodies?

Project Materials: (Product links for ordering are at the end of this post)
  • Your Biggest Fan Bundle
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Hat Builder Dies (optional)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ to cut base
  • Scraps of Evening Evergreen Cardstock (for ticket strip) and Night of Navy Cardstock (for baseball cap)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 
  • Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Real Red Stampin’ Marker or Red Pen/Sharpie Marker
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

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: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 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.

Your Biggest Fan Father’s Day Card

In the March card class, the focus was using the Hey Sports Fan Product Suite. Included in the project suite is the Your Biggest Fan Bundle.  The bundle includes the Your Biggest Fan Stamp Set and coordinating Sports Event Dies.  Even better, the Hat Builder Dies complement the Hey Sports Fan products and add a perfect touch to today’s project. The Father’s Day sentiment can easily be change to fit another occasion. What’s great about this card is that many of the layered elements are die cuts from the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper.  Since the card front features many elements, the card base is the 4″ x 6″ size from the Memories & Mores Cards & Envelopes pack.  You’ll find a list of project materials and an assembly video below. 

Take note – the Hat Builder Dies are on the retiring list so you may want to consider adding these versatile dies to your “must have” list.  But don’t delay, the coordinating stamp set has already sold out.  

Hey Sports Fan

Hey Sports Fan Father’s Day Card Project Materials:
  • Your Biggest Fan Bundle 
  • Hat Builder Dies
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper – background layer: 4″ x 6″, select other elements & use coordinating Sports Events Dies to cut shapes
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for hat
  • Night of Navy Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ for brim of hat
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – scrap to cut ticket for sentiment
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 3/4″ x 4″ to die cut small strip of tickets
  • Bumblebee Cardstock – scrap piece to die cut star from Hat Builders Dies
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Resin Stars
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

The Hey Sports Fan Suite of products are great to use when creating projects for your baseball sports fans.  And the Sports Event Dies coordinating with the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper makes it even easier!

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

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: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 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.

 

 

Honeybee Home Gift Tag

Earlier this week, the Playtime with Paper team met for our quarterly meeting.  Part of the meeting focused on practicing different coloring techniques.  One technique was to use Blender Pens with ink pads for coloring and shading.  The Honeybee Home gift tag was the end product.   When learning to color with Blender Pens, I recommend selecting a simple design and limiting the number of ink colors.  This helps prevent becoming overwhelmed! By using the elements from the Honeybee Home Stamp Set, it was easy to practice coloring and shading.  And since I am a fan of making gift tags, using the Tailor Made Tags to cut a base for the images made it a quick project to complete.  Below is the list of materials and a video with coloring tips plus tag assembly. 

Honeybee Home

Honeybee Home Gift Tag project materials:
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Here’s another option for the gift tag…add it to the front of a note card.

Honeybee Home Note Card

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.

 

 

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.