Whale Done Bundle

Have you seen the Whale of a Time Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog yet?  If not, you need to check it out.  The Whale Done Bundle and the coordinating Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper are part of the suite and make creating cards easy.  The designer series paper with it’s vibrant colors provides a beautiful background to complement stamped images.  But wait, you can also use the coordinating punch to cut a whale from the designer series paper.  If you look closely at my card below, you’ll see the whale is not a stamped image.  Whale Done Bundle

Whale Done Bundle Card Details:
  • Cut a card base 5-1/2″ x 11″ from Balmy Blue cardstock.  Score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • For the first layer, use Shaded Spruce cardstock cut 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and attach to the front of the card base.
  • From the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, select desired background design and cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to the shaded spruce layer on the card.
  • Using the whale pattern of the designer series paper, cut a large whale with the coordinating Whale Builder Punch. 
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. 
  • Then, stamp the sentiment from the Whale Done Stamp Set onto the Whisper White label using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  TIP: position ithe sentiment on the left side of the label so whale can overhang label.
  • Attach label to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, add the whale using a Mini Glue Dot on the head area and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the tail section. 
  • To complete the card front, embellish by adding Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins. 

Isn’t this a fun card?!  Grab this bundle and start creating, then share your design with me in the comments section.

The full list of materials is located under the Project Materials section at the bottom of the post. 

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 June 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!   

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting…

Project Materials:

 

July 3D Tutorial Bundle & Bonus Days!

 

WOW! Can you believe it’s already July? There is lots happening this month.  To start the month, we have the July 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  (links at bottom of blog post)  Even better, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  This month, the team is featuring products from the Playful Pets Suite.  This product suite will have you and pet lover friends howling or purring with delight!  

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, both Imperial and Metric measurements are included for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the July 3D projects…

You’ll love the cute 3D project designs!

For my coordinating project, I have a cute gift card holder design for you.  

Playful Pets Gift Card

And here’s the card interior:

Playful Pets Gift Card Interior

Gift Card Details:
  • Refer to the photo below for cutting and scoring to create the gift card holder.  Real Red cardstock is used for the base.

Cutting & Scoring for the Playful Pets Gift Card Holder

 

  • In addition, cut the following: 
    • Real Red cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (calling it horizontal panel)
    • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 coordinating pieces each 2-1/2″ x 4″; strip for interior 3/4″ x 4″; select the 2 dogs from the DSP and fussy cut
    • Whisper White cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Referring to the photos, cut, score and fold the gift card base.  Add a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape along the sides of the panel with 1/2 circle.  To create the gift card pocket, fold the panel along the score line toward the 5-1/2″ score line.  
  • Next, attach the coordinating Playful Pets Designer Series Paper pieces to the front of the card, to the 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ horizontal Real Red cardstock panel and to the interior pocket of the card.  The Stampin’ Seal adhesive is great for this!
For the gift card interior:
  • On the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the dog bowl on the lower right corner of the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color the bowl with the Real Red Dark Stampin’ Blends.  Then, add the fussy cut dog to the left corner of the Whisper White cardstock and use the Stampin’ Seal to add the Whisper White panel to the gift card interior. I love the expression on the dog’s face!
For the card front:
  • Cut a 16″ piece of the black & white baker’s twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack.  Wrap the twine around the card so it can be used to tie the card closed on the right side.  Now, position the horizontal Real Red cardstock panel so that it is centered and aligns evenly with the right side of the gift card base.  Carefully attach to the card ensuring you adhere the baker’s twine and that the adhesive is only on the front portion.  If it extends past the folded gift card portion, it will become attached to the card interior. Optional: add a small amount of liquid glue to the baker’s twine and attach to the back of the horizontal Real Red panel – keep open until it dries.
  • Select the sentiment from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set.  Stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Next, cut the shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies.
  • Finish the front of the horizontal Real Red panel by adding the sentiment label using Stampin’ Seal.  Then, add the fussy cut dog using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the final touch, add a Playful Pets Trinket to the dog’s paw. Tie the twine into a bow to close the gift card.
  • Optional: Add a piece of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper to the flap on the envelope.

Have fun creating with the Playful Pets Suite Collection!  The variety of dogs and cats offer multiple creative options for pet lovers.

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 June 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).

Speaking of ordering – the Bonus Days promotion begins today!

What is Bonus Days?  For every $50 you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes that you can collect so start shopping!  You’ll be able to use the Bonus Days coupon codes for your August-December Mini Catalog orders.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Now to go Blog Hopping!

Gloria Plunkett at Designz by GloriaKurstan Del Rosario at Stamp with KurstanCindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It
Laurie Bradshaw at Craft Coach LaurieMargaret Knight at Creative Stamping with Margaret (you are here)Melanie Hockin at Mels Inky Fingers

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

Celebrate with Sunflowers

While waiting for delivery of my new product order, I continue to create cards using the items from my preorder.  One of the suites demonstrators could order early is the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  The suite is full of products that coordinate.  For today’s Celebrate with Sunflowers card, the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful floral base for the sentiment.  With the colorful designs in the paper, it makes it easy to create beautiful cards. The designer series paper design incorporates the new 2020-2022 In Colors, so I used the coordinating cardstock for the card.    The sentiment and leaf embellishments are in the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which is also part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  

Celebrate with Sunflowers

Card Details:
  • Card base: Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • First Layer: Bumblebee cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base.
  • Cut the sunflower print from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series paper to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Adhere to the Bumblebee cardstock layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on the center of a 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Using the Sunflowers Dies, cut 2 of the large leaves and the coordinating leaf veins from Just Jade cardstock.  Assemble the leaves by adding the veins to the coordinating leaf.  TIP: Use the Adhesive Sheets for the leaf veins.  This makes it easy to attach to the coordinating leaf base.
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment label with adhesive and then attach the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow using the Bumblebee In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and add to the side of the sentiment label.
  • Embellish the label using the Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots from the  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots collection.

Under the Project Materials section, you’ll find links to the products used for this card.  You can purchase the entire Flowers for Every Season Suite or just  the individual components that you prefer.  

Reminder:

The June Tutorial Bundle is available for purchase.

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

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and June 30, 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 June 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).

According to the latest tracking, the Big Brown Truck is nearby!  So my order of new products will be arriving soon.  Guess what I’ll be doing the remainder of the day?!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

The Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS. Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150. If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code. Thank you!

 

Peony Garden Suite

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is now “live” and available for product ordering. There are many beautiful new stamp sets, stamp bundles, embellishments and tools available.  Plus, the five new In Colors! It’s difficult to decide which items to focus on first.  In a couple of my recent posts, I have been able to share a few of the products from my preorder.  Today, I am sharing a Stampin’ Up! video that showcases the new Peony Garden Suite. This suite was the first to catch my eye when I was able to preview the catalog.  It was not available for preorder so it was placed at the top of my wish list.  Once catalog ordering became available on Wednesday, I placed my order with the Peony Garden Suite the first item entered.  Like a kid at the holidays, I’m anxiously awaiting delivery! 

Check out this beautiful suite of products below…

Isn’t this a beautiful product suite?  I can’t decide which is my favorite – the Prized Peony Bundle, the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper or the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder!  Under Project Materials is the link for the full suite and links for each individual product in the suite.  

Fingers Crossed: My order is due for delivery on Monday, so stay tuned.  Later next week, I will be featuring products from the Peony Garden Suite.

Check back on Monday as I’ll be sharing a project featuring other new products.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

The Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS. Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150. If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code. Thank you!

 

June 3D Tutorial Bundle

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the June 3D Tutorial Bundle!   We have the fabulous Tammy Civello joining us as a guest designer for this month’s 3D tutorial.  In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  Even better, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  This month, the team is featuring products from the Flowers for Every Season Suite for our projects.  This suite of products is in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and will be available for purchase on June 3.  

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, both Imperial and Metric measurements are included for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the June 3D projects…

Here’s my bonus project to coordinate with my June 3D tutorial.  It features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which is included in the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  Also, check out the new In-Color, Misty Moonlight.

Celebrate Sunflowers

Card Details:
  • Using a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock, score at 5-1/2″ and fold to create the card base.
  • A layer of 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of the Misty Moonlight In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series.
  • With the large sunflower stamp from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, stamp the image onto a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Color the sunflower image using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Light Soft Suede (flower center), Light So Saffron, Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Daffodil Delight (flower petals).  Cut using the coordinating die from the Sunflowers Dies.
  • On a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment on the lower right side of the cardstock using the Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad (Item #153118)Lucky for me, an ink spot of this color is in the May Paper Pumpkin kit! 
  • Stamp three (3) of the large leaves from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set onto the Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: for determining placement of the leaves, lay the die cut sunflower onto the cardstock to give you an idea where to stamp the leaves.  Remove the sunflower and then stamp the leaves. Color the leaves using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Next adhere to the card offset by aligning the Whisper White edge with the right edge of the Designer Series Paper layer.  
  • Attach the die cut sunflower to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish by adding the Misty Moonlight Enamel Dots (from the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots package).
One more thing – embellish the card interior and the envelope!

For easy ordering, check out all the products in the Flowers for Every Season Suite (Item #154132).  The suite offers lots of products for creating a variety of floral themed cards and projects. Remember, the new in color and suite items can be ordered beginning on June 3, 2020.

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 June 30, 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 June 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).

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Now to hop along: 

  1. Gloria Plunkett at Designz By Gloria
  2. Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It
  3. Kurstan Del Rosario at Stamp with Kurstan
  4. Margaret Knight at Creative Stamping with Margaret – you are here
  5. Laurie Bradshaw at Craft Coach Laurie
  6. Tammy Civello at Cards by TLC

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

The Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS. Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150. If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code. Thank you!

Blossoms In Bloom

At the recent Luv 2 Stampin GA group meeting, we held a card swap to share card ideas with one another.  For my creation, the goal became combining new product with retiring products. For the new product, I choose the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. The Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies offer versatility for creating beautiful floral themed cards.  Mark your calendar, you can order this set on June 3, 2020.  For the card below, I stamped the blossoms stamp and die cut an overlay from the retiring Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  I love the look the designer series paper gives to the flowers.  Details for you to recreate the card are below.

Blossoms In Bloom Card Details:
  • Create card base by cutting a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • With the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, cut the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″ piece) to create overlay. Check out the discounted price under Project Materials below!
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock layer – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the cut blossoms layer as your guide to determine where to stamp the flower centers.  
  • Using the large blossoms stamp from the Blossoms In Bloom Set, stamp onto the Whisper White cardstock with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Attach to the Rococo Rose card base using adhesive.
  • Add the blossoms overlay to the stamped blooms using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White (approximately 1/2″ x 2-1/2″), stamp the sentiment using Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad.  This sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  After stamping, cut a “v shape” to create a pennant end.  Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finish the card by tying a knotted bow using the Rococo Rose Scalloped Ribbon and attach beside the sentiment with glue dots.

The Blossoms In Bloom Bundle will offer you lots of creative options.  Be sure to order it on June 3 and have fun using Designer Series Papers to create different layering pieces.  

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and the Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!