Snowflake Side Fold Card

It’s always fun to find alternate folds to use for card designs.  Today’s design is a side fold shared by Patty Bennett during a team stamping event.  So, I added the fold to my “must create” fun fold list.  Using the So Many Snowflake Dies, multiple snowflakes are cut and layered to embellish the Snowflake Side Fold Card.  The Winter Snow Embossing Folder creates the perfect background for the layered snowflakes.

Side Fold Card

Materials:
  • Snowflake Wishes Bundle
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” & 6-3/4”; scraps for cutting snowflakes
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper: 1” x 4”
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4” x 4” (2 pieces – for front & interior)’ 1” x 3-1/2” for sentiment
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – for large, medium & small snowflake
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Snowflake Splendor ¼” ribbon
  • Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Optional: Tag Punch to cut notch for ribbon
Directions for Assembly:
  1. Fold Balmy Blue card base along fold lines. Use adhesive to seal the card front to the card back in the area between the score lines (5-1/2” to 6-3/4”).
  2. Add the strip of designer series paper to the card front (sealed section).
  3. Texture emboss one of the 4” x 4” Whisper White cardstock pieces. Attach to the card front.
  4. Snowflakes: use the snowflake dies to cut a large, medium and small snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and the Balmy Blue cardstock. After die cutting snowflakes, layer the cardstock pieces atop the glimmer paper pieces attaching with glue dots.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using the Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Position snowflakes to the card front and attach using glue dots.
  7. Add sentiment strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish the center of each snowflake with a Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem.
  9. Finish the card by wrapping a ribbon around the left side of card, overlapping ends on front of the card. Tie a small bow using the ribbon and attaching where the ribbon overlaps on the card front.  TIP: to hold ribbon in place, use tag punch (or another punch) to cut a small notch wide enough to create a track for the ribbon

Be sure to give the side fold card design a try!  And add the Snowflake Wishes Bundle to your order, it’s a great set for winter themed cards.

Reminders:

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit – Available for ordering through December 10.  Kit details and ordering – click here.

Paper Pumpkin

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Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card

For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing a variety of Christmas card designs.  This Poinsettia Petals Christmas card is one of my favorite designs.  To cut the flowers petals, the Poinsettia Dies cut the Red Velvet Paper Pack creating a gorgeous poinsettia flower.  For an elegant card base, the Wonder of the Season Memories & More cards with matching envelopes work perfectly. For added elegance, the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and the Beaded Pearls embellishment are used.  And for extra glam, the sentiment is heat embossed using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Below the photo, you’ll find tips for creating the card along with a list of project materials.

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Materials:
  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle
  • Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards with Envelopes
  • Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper (3” x 4”)
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack
  • Garden Green Cardstock & Garden Green Classic Ink Pad
  • Silver Foil Sheet
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Versamark Pad
  • Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Beaded Pearls
  • 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Adhesive Sheets (3” x 4”)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Paper Snips
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Heat Tool
Directions:
  1. Using the Poinsettia Dies, cut the following:
    • from the Red Velvet Paper Pack
      • one large poinsettia layer 
      • one medium poinsettia layer
      • one small poinsettia layer
    • from Garden Green cardstock
      • cut 3 leaves
    • from Silver Foil Sheet
      • cut 3 berry fronds
  2. Attach the 3″ x 4″ adhesive sheet to the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. Then, attach to the card base front being sure to center inside the red frame on the card. (TIP: use adhesive sheets with vellum style paper to attach without the adhesive showing)
  3. Assemble and layer the poinsettia (large, medium, small flower) using glue dots and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layers. TIP: place the mini dimensionals under the layers of poinsettia petals for added dimension to the flower.
  4. Use the Garden Green Classic Ink Pad to sponge edges of leaves..
  5. Attach leaves and silver fronds behind the poinsettia using glue dots.
  6. Tuck strips of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon behind the leaves & fronds with glue dots.
  7. Use mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the flower to the left side of card front atop the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.
  8. Stamp sentiment using Versamark onto Whisper White cardstock, top with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set. Let cool slightly, then trim the paper around the sentiment using paper snips.  Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You’ll definitely see more creations from me using the Red Velvet Paper Pack!  Cutting the velvet paper with embossing style dies creates added dimension.  I hope you’ll give it a try.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit – Available for ordering through December 10.  Detail and ordering – click here.

Paper Pumpkin

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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In The Pines Season’s Greetings

Today’s card, In the Pines Season’s Greetings, is a simple stamping card that can be assembled quickly.  The In The Pines Bundle contains the In the Pines Stamp Set and the Pine Woods Dies providing a variety of products for your creations.  Not only is the bundle appropriate for holiday cards, it is great to use for nature inspired card themes. 

In the Pines

Materials:
  • In the Pines Bundle
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11” – score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base; 4” x 5-1/4” (layer 1)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8” x 3-1/8” (layer 2); 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” for tree oval; ½” x 3” for sentiment banner
  • Classic Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper: Shaded Spruce design 4-1/4” x 3”
  • Oval Layering Dies (2nd largest)
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Banner Pick A Punch
  • Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad
  • Gold Twine (from Wonder of the Season Ribbon Pack) – 8”
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
Directions for the In The Pines Season’s Greetings card:
  1. Texture emboss the 5-1/4” x 4” Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Subtle 3D texture embossing folder. Attach to the card base front using strong adhesive.
  2. Layer the designer series paper atop the Whisper White cardstock. Attach to the texture embossed layer near the top of the embossed piece – leave room to add the sentiment banner.
  3. Select pine tree die from the Pine Woods Dies and cut pine from Whisper White cardstock. Die cut tree in the center of the oval. Attach to designer series paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad. Punch ends to create banner.  Attach to card using dimensionals.
  5. Embellish tree trunk at base with a gold twine bow (attach with glue dot).

Using this basic design, you can change the colors,  switch the pattern of designer series paper to create an entirely different look.  I’ll be sharing more cards using the In The Pines Bundle so be sure to follow my blog.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit – Available for ordering through December 10.  Detail and ordering – click here.

Paper Pumpkin

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Poinsettia Crisscross Pocket Card

In a previous post, I shared my card design for a recent Shoebox Swap that I attended.  Today, one of the cards from another card maker is being highlighted.  It is a poinsettia crisscross pocket card and absolutely gorgeous!  Linda Edwards, at Crafty Heron Designs, prepared the materials so each attendee could create the card.  Not only did Linda present this card design but she also hosted the event.  It was a delightful day and all in attendance had a wonderful time.Crisscross card

Isn’t the card beautiful? 

It was simple to cut the poinsettia flower from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I just love it when images from designer series papers have dies that coordinate!  To showcase the poinsettia, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper provides the perfect base.  The crisscross card is cut 1/4″ smaller and mounted onto a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  The combination of Whisper White and Very Vanilla makes an elegant card.  Notice how one side of the crisscross is topped with the designer series paper and the other is texture embossed.  This adds an extra WOW element.  For the sentiment card, stamp with Versamark  and heat emboss using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then, layer atop a piece of gold foil paper.  To create a pull for the card interior, punch a slit using the Label Me Fancy Punch and thread ribbon though slit. 

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

 

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter.  You can read give-away details here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

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Freezin’ Fun Friends

Earlier this week, I hosted a Facebook Live demonstration for the Playtime with Paper team.  During the live presentation, the Freezin’ Fun Bundle was used to make two cards.  One of the cards from the presentation is the Freezin’ Fun Friends.  So, I’m sharing the card and some of the details with you.  The sentiments in the Freezin’ Fun Cling Stamp Set are great to use on projects throughout winter.  Plus with the coordinating Freezin’ Friends Dies, it’s easy to stamp and cut many of the images in the stamp set.  And if you like coloring – you’ll have lots of fun coloring the images!

Freezin' Fun

Card Details:

Create a card base using Whisper White Thick cardstock cut at 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″ and fold for a top fold card.  For the background layer, use  the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper.  Select the page design with the snowy mountain background at the top and cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  NOTE: Be sure to cut the 4″ width first. You’ll want the mountains to be near the top fold of the card.  With Stampin’ Seal, attach to the card base.

To create the ski hills for the friends, use two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 3″ & 4″ x 2-1/2″) and cut with the sloping stitched die from the Freezin’ Friends dies.  TIP: Slant the die across the cardstock at different angles and then die cut to achieve the desired look.  After die-cutting the ski hills,  attach to the mountain layer placing the larger ski hill onto the layer first.  Then, attach the second ski hill layer. To add shimmer and sheen, use Clear Wink of Stella and swipe it across the Whisper White ski hills. 

For the Images: 

Stamp the skiing bunny, the penguin and the snowboard onto Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Color using the following Stampin’ Blends: 

  • Skiing Bunny: skis – Dark Smoky Slate; outline bunny with Light Gray Granite, center of ears & nose: Dark Petal Pink; scarf – Light Pool Party, ski pole tip – Light Daffodil Delight; ski pole – Light Smoky Slate
  • Penguin: Light & Dark Smoky Slate for body, Beak & Feet – Light Pumpkin Pie; scarf & hat – Light & Dark Real Red – use color lifter to create highlights
  • Snowboard: Bronze 

After coloring each of the images, use the coordinating dies to cut the shapes.  Add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut ends using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Layer onto a 1″ x 3-1/2″ strip of Misty Moonlight cardstock with the ends cut with the punch. Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finish card by embellishing with the Adhesive Backed Snowflakes.

It was fun creating this Freezin’ Fun Friends card and coloring the fun images!  Be sure to nab this bundle and add it to your collection so you can create fun, winter theme cards. 

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

To celebrate the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I have launched a Customer Loyalty Program.  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Gift Wrapped Christmas Card

Today’s card, a gift wrapped Christmas card, is the card design I chose for a recent Shoebox Swap cardmaking event.  With a Shoebox Swap, the goal is to make kits for each participant for reproducing the card design.  Place the cardmaking materials in a shoebox and participants recreate the project from each shoebox.  It’s lots of fun and a great way to make a variety of cards.   The Gift Wrapped Bundle along with the Beautiful Boughs Dies creates an easy to replicate card.

Gift Wrapped

Card Materials:
  • Card base: Real Red cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ for side fold card
  • Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ for texture embossed layer; 3/4″ x 3″ for sentiment and 3″ x 3″ for bow
  • Tis The Season Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″; 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock: 3″ x 5″ (die cut 2 of the medium boughs from the Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gold Foil Paper: 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut 2 pinecones using small pinecone die from Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gift Wrapped Bundle
  • Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (or other embossing folder of you choice)
  • Beautiful Boughs Dies
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, & Color Lifter
Details:

With the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, texture emboss the Whisper White layer.   Attach the embossed layer to the Real Red card base using a strong adhesive.  Next, add the strips of Tis the Season Designer Series Paper with the vertical strip approximately 1″ in from the left side on the Whisper White layer and the horizontal strip approximately 1-1/4″ from the top of the layer.  Then, select the bow stamp from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set and stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  Color using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light & Dark Real Red.  Tip: use the Color Lifter and Dark Flirty Flamingo to create highlights on the bow.  After coloring, use the Gift Bow Builder Punch to cut the bow shape. 

Assembly:

Next, start assembly by positioning the pine boughs to the card where the two pieces of designer series paper intersect (use the bow to help determine placement.)  Once the position is determined, attach the boughs with glue dots.  Next, add the two gold pinecones.   Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the bow. Use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White and with paper snips cut a “v” shape tail on the end by the sentiment.  To finish the card, adhere the tag using glue dots and tucking under the boughs. 

For me, it’s time to start focusing on Christmas. It seems after Halloween passes, time speeds up and bam! Christmas is here.  So, this year my goal is to mail holiday cards earlier to friends and family.  Be sure to stay tuned!  I have lots of holiday cards that I’ll be posting.

Reminders:

To celebrate the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  Tomorrow, October 31st is the last day to take advantage of the sale.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

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 November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 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!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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