Blessings of Home in Soft Pastels

The holidays are over and I’m back ready to share lots of project ideas with you!  Today, I’m am sharing the Blessings of Home Bundle from the new Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog.  Additionally, I am using a technique for coloring with the Soft Pastels.  It’s a technique that I saw when the pastels were released and I finally gave it a try.  The stamp with the large floral spray from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set is perfect for the technique.  Below is the card photo is the list of materials and an assembly video.  Also, be sure to check out my To-Go Kit offerings!

Blessings of Home

Card Materials:
  • Blessings of Home Bundle
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set for the sentiment (a FREE Sale-a-Bration offering!) 
  • Card Base: Mossy Meadow cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  • So Saffron Layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Heart & Home Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Pastels Coloring Chalks
  • Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad (or any light ink color)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • Wink of Stella (opt)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tools: Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers, Blender Pen, Blending Brush, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick

ASSEMBLY VIDEO:

TO-GO KITS

I am pleased to offer the following:

January Card Class “To-Go”

Kit includes pre-cut and scored cardstock, pre-cut Designer Series Paper, embellishments, ribbon with envelopes plus video instruction for stamping & assembly.
  • Options: 
    • 1: Purchase the Artfully Layered Bundle ($53 + tax/shipping) and receive the class kit for FREE plus you’ll earn a Sale-A-Bration offering.
    • 2: The stamp set, Artfully Layered,  purchased separately for $24 +tax/shipping + $20 for kit (includes shipping)
    • 3: Just the Kit materials and assembly video – $20.  Remember, kits do not include the stamp set but you can substitute with sentiment stamps you may already own.
  • To-Go Kits will mail on January 31.
  • Assembly video link will be provided on February 1, 2022
Registration deadline and fee deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022
To register – email me with the option you select: creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com

Payment can be submitted via Venmo, Zelle, PayPal (note for PayPal account is margkni@gmail.com)

The To-Go Kit includes the materials to make 8 Valentine treat holders (2 each of 4 designs).  Additionally, all die cuts are in the kit. Due to Stampin’ Up! regulations, stamped images cannot be provided.  For assembly, you will receive a video link.
 
The Sweet Conversations Bundle (stamp set & dies) are used for the sentiments. Below are pricing options:
 
  • Option 1: The To-Go Kit materials including the Sweet Conversations Bundle $60 plus shipping (Priority $8 mail)
  • Option 2: To-Go Kit materials and no bundle add-on – $20 plus $8 Priority Mail 
Registration deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022.
Packages will ship NLT Jan 31, 2022 and the video link will be sent starting on Monday, January 24 so you can preview prior to receiving materials.
 
To place your order, email me with your Option selection and indicate method of payment. Payments can be submitted via Venmo, Zelle, PayPal (note for PayPal account is margkni@gmail.com).

REMINDERS

Three reasons to Sale-a-Brate!!! Contact me for details!

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: 7AKTABVS (good until February 1, 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.

Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas

This fun Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas card  features the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Even the packages used for embellishing the front are cut from the gorgeous designer series paper.  The non-traditional colors in the paper helps to create a fun, cheerful holiday card.  Of course, ask my granddaughter and she’ll tell you that yes, pink is a Christmas color.  She actually has a pink Christmas tree for her bedroom!  So naturally, it is a must that I use the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Below are photos of the card one with a Polished Pink border and one with a white border.  You’ll have to watch the assembly video to learn the details:)

Card Details:
  • Basic White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ for form card base.  Scrap piece to stamp and fussy cut the Merry Christmas sentiment.
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper: Snowflake Design layer 5-1/2″ x 4″; fussy cut 4 presents from the designer paper to use on the card front.
  • 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Polished Pink In-Color Shimmer Vellum – Cut the strip using the long, narrow die from the Seasonal Labels Dies.  Attach to the front of the Snowflake Designer Series Paper and snip the overhanging edge before attaching to the card base (I forgot to do this in the assembly video!)
  • Add a Wonderful Snowflake Embellishment over the shimmer vellum, then layer the presents, adding the top present with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas using Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad and fussy cut around the greeting.  Note: select your favorite Merry Christmas font (I used the Christmas to Remember & the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Sets) Attach the greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to embellish the envelope flap with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper.  It adds the finishing touch! Be sure to register to follow my posts, I’ll be sharing a Whimsy & Wonder gift tag soon.

Assembly Video:

REMINDERS

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: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

 

 

Merriest Moments Holiday Card

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting holiday card ideas.  This first card features the Merriest Moments Bundle. In addition to the the stamp set and coordinating dies, the bundle includes the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  With the hybrid embossing folder, the die fits into the embossing folder.  This creates beautifully textured die-cut images.  For the feature card below, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is die cut and texture embossed.  Notice the texture on the Basic White cardstock? The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder is used for it too!  For my card, I am using a sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in lieu of one from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  A list of materials is below along with an assembly video to assist you reproduce the card. 

Merriest Moments

Card Materials:
  • Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Card base: Evening Evergreen cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (for texture embossed layer); 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment (cut using Merriest Frames Dies)
  • Real Red cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack: scrap pieces for cutting mini poinsettias using dies in the Merriest Frames
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tidings & Trimming Stamp Set (or use desired sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim 
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Assembly Video:

With the Merriest Moments Bundle featuring the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create many different card designs so be sure to add it on your “wish list.”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back next week for another holiday card idea.

REMINDERS

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. 

Have a great week!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

 

 

 

Eden’s Garden Collection

Check out the beauty of Eden’s Garden.  The Eden’s Garden collection includes early-release products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog and it is now available for you to order.  The Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and Eden Dies are available as a bundle or if desired, purchased individually.  In addition, the collection includes  exclusive products.  The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper includes a pack of paper patterned with green and gold. Another exclusive product is the Ever Eden Cotton Paper.  These specialty sheets are perfect for gift-giving and adding textured touches.  And for embellishment, the beautiful Garden Gems is another exclusive product. But note, these exclusive products are only available while supplies last.  

The perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the ability to preorder products. So naturally, I “had to” order the Eden’s Garden Collection! And I must say “wow” – the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!  So for the project today, I’m sharing a card highlighting several of the paper’s designs.  In addition, the Eden Dies create a frame for the sentiment from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set. 

Eden's Garden Bundle

Card Materials:
  • Eden’s Garden Bundle 
  • Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (select 3 coordinating prints, cut following: base layer 4″ x 5-1/4″, two remaining prints: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″)
  • Basic White Cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ for layering, 2″ x 4-1/4″ for label)
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold to form card base; scrap piece to cut frame with Eden Dies)
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon
  • Simply Elegant Trim
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Add the Basic White layer to the Evening Evergreen cardstock base using adhesive.  Next, adhere the base layer of the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper to the Basic White cardstock layer.  Then, angle the two remaining pieces of the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper to the card (refer to card photo above).  Stamp sentiment using Evening Evergreen ink onto the Basic White and die cut tag using the Tailor Made Tags Die.  Cut the frame from a scrap of Evening Evergreen cardstock using the Eden Dies and apply to the tag encircling the sentiment.  Add ribbons to the tag and attach to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Check out the entire Eden’s Garden Bundle here.

REMINDERS

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: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

“Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package

Halloween will be here in a few days so I’m sharing a quick gift idea – a “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package.  It uses the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! July-Dec Mini Catalog.  This is one of my favorite “go-to” packages for small hand lotions (approx. 1 ounce size).  The packages are very easy and quick to assemble using designer series paper.   Carrying through with the Halloween theme, I’m using the coordinating Cutest Halloween Bundle and the Tailored Tags Dies to create simple tags.  Friends and family members will enjoy these “non-caloric” Halloween treats!!!  

Hand Lotion Package

Below is the project information for the “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package and a video on how to score, cut and assemble the hand lotion package.

Cute Halloween Hand Lotion Package Cutting, Scoring & Assembling:
  • Cute Halloween 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper: cut 4-1/2″ x 6″ 
    • on the 4-1/2″ side, score at 2″ and 4″
    • rotate 90 and score on one 6″ side at 1″ (NOTE: if paper has a vertical design, be sure to score so that pattern will be running vertical and score line is at bottom of the paper.)
    • turn paper again and with the horizontal 1″ score line at the top of the score board and the 1/2″ vertical score line to the right – score at 1″ and 3″ just up to the 1″ horizontal score line (this is demonstrated in the video below)  Alternate Size:  if your hand lotion tube is slightly longer, instead of scoring horizontally at 1″, score at 3/4″ – all other measurements remain the same.
    • Fold & burnish on all score lines.
    • With paper snips, cut along all of the vertical score lines up to the 1″ horizontal score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ panel piece below the 1″ horizontal score line. (This will form the bottom of the package.)
    • Fold along the long vertical score lines and insert the top into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and punch to create top of the box.
    • With a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape, Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, create a “tube” by sealing the side of the package. Place the adhesive on the 1/2″ side flap and fold other side to meet – press firmly to seal.
    • Next, form bottom by folding the flaps and sealing with strong adhesive. 
Tags for Hand Lotion Package:
  • Tailored Tags Dies
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Basic Black Cardstock (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Highland Heather (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Ribbons to coordinate 
Assembly Video

Here’s alternate idea…

REMINDERS

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 (good until November 2, 2021).  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.

 

 

Diaper Fold Halloween Treat Holder

Whenever I need a quick and easy treat holder, I like to create a diaper fold treat holder.  It’s the perfect size for holding a small treat.  Best of all, multiples can be created quickly.  Even though we no longer have visits from treat or treaters, I like to give small treats to family and friends.  So, I am am making some diaper fold Halloween Treat Holders using the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and the Cutest Halloween Bundle.  Since the designer series paper pack is 6″ x 6″, there is no cutting necessary making the project even easier!  Add a Halloween sentiment, some embellishment, then fill with a treat and it’s done: easy-peasy!  I demonstrate how to make the diaper fold Halloween Treat Holder in the assembly video below.

Diaper Fold Halloween Treat

Materials for the Diaper Fold Halloween Treat Holders: 
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Basic White Cardstock (good time to use your scraps!)
  • Basic Black cardstock or other color cardstock to coordinate
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (or other coordinating ink color)
  • Bone Folder
  • Coordinating ribbon, as desired
  • Holiday Rhinestone Jewels
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue)
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

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

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

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.