Harvest Meadow Suite

It’s here – the launch of the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog!  The new Mini Catalog is full of fun stamp sets, stamp bundles, and gorgeous Designer Series Paper so today I’m featuring the Harvest Meadow Suite. It includes six coordinating products offering endless creative possibilities.  The Nature’s Harvest Bundle with the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set and Harvest Dies are perfect to use year round.  Just look at the different creations from the Stampin’ Up! concept artists…

Harvest Meadow

And check out this video highlighting the Harvest Meadow Suite…

My order is on its way to me so look for my sharing of projects using the Harvest Meadow Suite of products soon!  

Not only has the Mini Catalog launched but one of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

 

 What are some of your favorites in the Mini Catalog?  Be sure to comment and let me know.  

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.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Art in Bloom Holiday Card

For the final Christmas in July project, I have chosen to create an Art in Bloom holiday card.  The Art in Bloom Bundle is in the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Art in Bloom Bundle includes the Art in Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Be sure to watch the assembly video below to see how to use Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. While the bundle isn’t a holiday design, by using traditional holiday colors of red & green the Art in Bloom Bundle easily transitions to a holiday card.  Additionally, using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (a returning favorite in the Mini Catalog!)  and adding a holiday sentiment completes the card’s theme.  

Art in Bloom

Project Materials:
  • Art in Bloom Bundle
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock:
    • 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
    • 4″ x 3″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ – cut 2 (one for embossed layer and one for card interior)
    • 4″ x 4″ (for stamping and die cutting)
    • scrap (for sentiment)
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (#153492, available for ordering starting on August 3): 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ 
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock – scrap for leaves
  • Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Real Red Classic Ink Pad
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad
  • Double Oval Punch
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Wink of Stella
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Assembly Video: 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale! Don’t delay, the sale ends on August 2. 

And, get your order ready…The July-December Mini Catalog launches on Tuesday, August 3! 

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.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

It’s been fun creating projects for Christmas in July.  While this special month of holiday themed projects is ending, be sure to check back next Wednesday to a new project.  

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  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.

 

 

  

Snowflake Ribbon Tag

July is almost over and Christmas in July will come to an end.  But there are still a few projects to showcase! For this next to the last Christmas in July project, I am featuring a Snowflake Ribbon Tag.  Ribbon tags are easy to assemble and make your package beautiful.  For this ribbon tag, the So Many Snowflakes Dies are being used to create the focal point for the ribbon tag.  Five different ribbons in assorted widths and styles are used to create interest.  A list of the materials used and a video tutorial for assembly are located below.   And last but not least, the dimensions for the gift box and a link to a gift box making video are included at the end of the ribbon tag information.

Snowflake Ribbon Tag

Snowflake Ribbon Tag Project Materials:
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set
  • Christmas to Remember Stamp Set (#156300, available for order on August 3, 2021)
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends (dark)
  • Ribbons – cut 2 of each size noted:
    • *Metallic Mesh Ribbon (cut 6″ length)
    • Cherry Cobbler & Gold Ribbon (cut 5″ length) [#156312, available for order on August 3, 2021]
    • Fine Art Gold (cut 5″ length)
    • Flowers for Every Season – white ribbon (cut 5″ length)
    • Black & White Gingham Ribbon (cut 4 length) [#156485, available for order on August 3, 2021]
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper [#156844, available for order on August 3, 2021]
  • *Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper [#156629,  FREE Sale-A-Bration option available on August 3, 2021]
  • Basic White (scrap for snowflake)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (scrap for snowflake and piece for circle base on back)
  • Shimmery White: 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (for sentiment tag)
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Wonderful Gems (#153536, returning favorite available for order on August 3, 2021)
  • Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread (to tie ribbons together)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals/Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals/Glue Dots
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive

*When cutting these papers and depending upon your die cutting machine, you may need to use a shim to ensure the product is cut properly.

Assembly Video:

You can use many different die cut shapes to use as your focal point.  So, look through your dies and be creative!

Gift Box Information:
  • Final Box Dimensions are: 5-1/2″ x 4″ x 1/2″
  • Box Lid – Peaceful Prints:  cut 6-1/4″ x 5″ and score on all sides 1/2″ (#156628, FREE Sale-A-Braton product available on August 3, 2021)
  • Box Bottom – Basic Black Cardstock: cut 6-1/4″ x 5″ and then trim a smidge (1/16″) from 2 adjoining sides (Details on box creation can be found here: How To Make Your Own Custom Box.

 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale! Don’t delay, the sale ends on August 2. 

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.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back later this week for the final Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post around noon EST.  

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  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.

Sneak Peek: Christmas to Remember

Today’s Christmas in July project offers a sneak peek of the Christmas to Remember Bundle from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.  You’ll be able to order products from the Mini Catalog starting August 3, 2021. (Yes, catalog date is July but due to product and global shipping delays, launch had to be delayed.) The Christmas to Remember bundle is just one of the offerings in the Painted Christmas Suite. This was one of the first bundles on my preorder list. With the array of holiday greetings in the stamp set, I have plenty of greetings for holiday cards.  When combined with the coordinating Christmas Pinecone Dies as a background, beautiful holiday cards are easy to create. For my project, the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper creates the background for layering the die cuts. 

Christmas to Remember

Do you want to recreate this beautiful card? If so, you’ll find the list of materials and a video tutorial for assembly below. 

Project Materials: (product numbers added for items in the Mini Catalog, all other products are in Annual Catalog)
  • Christmas to Remember Bundle (#156806 available on August 3)
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (#156292 available for order on August 3)
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock for base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″; 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ (for sentiment label)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Evergreen Classic Ink Pad
  • Gold Fine Art Ribbon
  • Simply Elegant Trim
  • Wonderful Gems (#156289, available for order on August 3) 
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine

Be sure to mark the date of August 3 on your calendar!  Ordering from the Mini Catalog begins. 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  

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.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back on Friday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST. 

Oh, don’t forget to leave your comments! 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

 

Pansy Patch Fun Fold & Video Tutorial

Today’s card features the Patch Patch Bundle and uses a fun fold. It was one of the four cards from last month’s kit-to-go class.  In each of the kit-to-go classes, registrants receive the pre-cut materials to make the cards plus a video tutorial.  So for June, the Pansy Patch bundle was used.  Great news! I am sharing the video tutorial for the Pansy Patch Fancy Fold in this post.  The fold for the card is a favorite of mine and you’ll be seeing it used on additional card designs.  In addition to the Pansy Patch bundle, the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper is highlighted.

Also,  be sure to check out the “what’s coming” announcement at the end of this post!

Pansy Patch Bundle

Pansy Patch Fun Fold Material Dimensions:
  • Card Base: Soft Succulent 7-1/2” x 5-1/2”, score & fold @ 4-1/4”; sentiment strip: 3/4”x 4”
  • Bumblebee Cardstock (CS): 3”x 5-1/4”; 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pansy Petals DSP: 2-7/8” x5-1/8”; 1-1/8” x 5-1/8”; cut small pansy and leaves using coordinating Pansy Dies,
  • Basic White: 2-5/8” x 5-1/8”; 1/2”x 4”

 

Hope you enjoy using this fun fold card design!  

What’s coming?

Woohoo!  Starting next week on July 7th, I will be posting the first of my Christmas in July projects.  In addition to the blog post, each will include a video tutorial to guide you through the steps for each of the projects.   As you now, we are now halfway through the year so it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming holidays (LOL)!   Be sure to mark the date on your calendar!

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and yes, it includes the Pansy Petals from this project)

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  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.

 

 

 

Beauty Of The Earth Suite

Happy Friday! For this week’s post, I am featuring the Beauty of the Earth Suite. The Beauty of the Earth Suite includes the Beauty of Friendship Bundle, the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  Today’s cards are two of the designs from Playtime with Paper team member and Peach State Stamper, Linda Edwards.  Each card showcases the aptly named Beauty of the Earth Suite.  I’m calling the first card a “panel card” and the second card a “thinking of you card”.   Below each card, I’ll share a few details for creating each.

Beauty of the Earth Panel Card

Tips for creating the Beauty of the Earth “Panel” Card:
  • Select the desired Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper that you wish to use as the long panel and cut a panel 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Using the designer series paper as your guide, select a coordinating color for your card base and the layer for adhering the panels.  For this sample, Misty Moonlight cardstock has been selected. Cut card base (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″) and panel layer 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  • Using Basic White Cardstock (CS), cut the following pieces: 5-1/4″ x 4″; 3″ x 2-1/8″; 1-1/2″ x 2-1/8″. 
  • To add texture to the large piece of Basic White cardstock, texture emboss using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  Next, attach to the card base using a strong adhesive.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment and the tree onto the remaining Basic White CS panels.  
  • Attach the Beauty of the Earth DSP panel and the stamped panels to the base color cardstock layer. 
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the DSP panel three (3) times and attach to the back of the cardstock.  Tie a small bow with the Linen Thread & attach to the wrapped threads using a glue dot.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add layer to the card base atop the bark embossed layer.
  • Complete the card front by die cutting a bird using the Beautiful Trees Dies.  Add to the card front using a glue dot.  
Now for the Beauty of Earth “Thinking of You” card: 
Beauty of the Earth Thinking of You Card
Tips for creating:
  • Create the card base using Thick Basic White cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″).
  • Cut Bumblebee cardstock(CS) panel 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Using the splotch stamp from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Bumblebee Ink Pad, stamp on the upper right & lower left corners.  Attach to the card base. 
  • A panel of Early Espresso is cut 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and texture embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (or use the Bark 3D Embossing Folder)
  • The background panel (4″ x 3″)  for the tree is cut from the Beauty of the Earth DSP.  For the grass, use a Blender Brush to apply Old Olive ink to the lower portion of the panel.  Stamp the ground area using Early Espresso.  Layer the panels onto the card – refer to the card photo to note how to place the panels.
  • Using the Beautiful Tree Dies, cut the tree base & leaves from the Beauty of the Early DSP.  With adhesive, add the tree base to the background DSP layer.  Next, add the leaves panel to the tree base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Embellish the card by die cutting two birds from a scrap of Bumblebee cardstock and attach to the tree with glue dots.  
  • Finish by stamping the Thinking of You sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Basic White CS and cut with the coordinating die.  Place it atop a strip of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and attach to the card front.  

After seeing these two cards, don’t you want to add the Beauty of the Earth Suite to your “must have” list?  I know I did!!!  Thank you Linda for these gorgeous card designs featuring the Beauty of the Earth Suite.  You can see more of Linda’s creativity at Crafty Heron Designs

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Hurry only 5 days remain! The Last Chance Product Sale ends on June 30.  Click here to check out the Last Chance Products.

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BRA2WKZ2.  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.