Triple Panel Floral Card

The project today is a triple panel floral card.  When I need to make multiple cards of one design, I like to use panels of repeat designs.  The repeat designs can either be stamped images or designer series paper images.  So for this card, the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper provides the repeat floral design.  Notice the texture?  Each of the panels is texture embossed using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
Triple Panel Floral Card

Recreating the card:
  • Create a card base using Poppy Parade cardstock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut 3 strips of Just Jade cardstock: 4″ x 1-11/16″. 
  • Cut 3 strips of the Flowers for Everything Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8″ x 1-9/16″.
  • Attach the designer series paper to the Just Jade cardstock strips.  Then, texture embellish using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Evenly space the layered strips onto the card base front and attach using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Meant to Be Stamp Set onto a 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies (2nd smallest oval).
  • Using the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies, cut a 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Just Jade cardstock.  Next, add the sentiment label using Stampin’ Seal.  
  • Add the layered sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish with the Crushed Curry resin dots from the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.  Then add a Just Jade Ribbon bow.

You can use the triple panel card design for portrait or landscape cards.  Plus, adjusting your sentiment label and adding a few more embellishments enables you many design possibilities.

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

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The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Gilded Autumn Suite

In my last post, photos of the Gilded Autumn Suite from the August – December Mini Catalog were shared.  So for today’s post, I am sharing one of the cards I have made using products from the suite.  There’s much to like in this suite but the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous!  The elegant designs in earthy colors and papers with copper and gold foil make it difficult to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  Even better, is that some of the images can be cut using the Autumn Punch Pack.  Combine the designer series paper with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle, add the Acorn Trinkets and the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack and you’ve got lots to use for designing Fall card and projects.

For my project, I am using three designs from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Notice how well the different patterns blend together? The Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso combine to provide a beautiful color scheme.

Gilded Autumn

Recreating the card:
  • Card base is Cajun Craze cut 5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.
  • The Gilded Autumn Designer Series layers are: 5-1/4″ x 4″, 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ and 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Add the layers to the card base using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set onto a 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut decorate ends on the sentiment label using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp two oak leaves using Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad and one maple leaf using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: when stamping the interior of each leaf, stamp off one time onto a scrap of paper before stamping inside the outline image.
  • After stamping the leaves, use the coordinating punches from the Autumn Punch Pack to cut.
  • Add the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Complete by embellishing with the cut leaves and adding a small bow tied using the Copper Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.
  • Of course, don’t forget to embellish the envelope and the card interior!

For the next step, add the beautiful Gilded Autumn Suite of products to your “must have” order list for creating Fall projects.  You can select the entire product suite or individual products under the Project Materials section below.  

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

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August 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the August 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  We’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  You’ll find the blog hop links at the bottom of this post. This month, the team is featuring products from the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle.   

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, we’re including both Imperial and Metric measurements for each project.

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

For me, my coordinating project is the perfect card!  I’ve been known to partake in the guilty pleasures all in the same day, especially the past few months! Can you relate?

Nothing's Better Than

Card Details:
  • The card base uses the Misty Moonlight cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, scored & folded at 5-1/2″).
  • Next, add Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 4″) to the card base.
  • With a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the words: Coffee, Cookies, Chocolate and Cocktails using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: use the Stamparatus to align and space the words.  Be sure to leave enough space for the images beside the word. Add to the Artistry Blooms layer using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Using scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the coffee cup, the cookie, the chocolate and the cocktail. 
    • For the coffee cup, stamp the cup outline using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. For the cup interior, use the Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad but stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping the cup interior.
    • Stamp the cookie and the chocolate outline using Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad and again, stamp off with the ink for the solid interior stamps. 
    • For the cocktail glass outline, use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  And for the beverage in the glass, use Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad and stamp off twice before stamping in the cocktail glass outline.  Use Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends Marker to color the umbrella and Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends Marker to color the lemon slice.
  • With the coordinating Love You More Than dies, cut the stamped coffee cup, cookie, chocolate and cocktail.  Add to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the sentiment phrases, cut strips of Granny Apple Green cardstock (5/8″ x 1-5/8″  and 5/8″ x 1-7/8″).  Stamp the phrases onto the strips using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad and to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • To complete the interior, use a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamp the phrase using the Tuxedo Black and repeat the process from above for the cocktail glass.
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 from August 1 –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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!   

The Nothing’s Better Than Bundle is the perfect stamp to create projects for lovers of coffee, cookies, chocolate and cocktails.  Of course, I’m sure you likely know someone like me that enjoys them all! 

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project.  To order the supplies, you can download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here.  Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Now it’s time to hop along and visit the projects from the other designers. 

Happy crafting…

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The World’s Greatest

I think we can all agree, 2020 has been challenging!  And if you’re like me, you have a list of heroes that deserve recognition for their dedication.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is all about expressing gratitude to the everyday champions in your life. The World’s Greatest provides the supplies for you to create cards to show your appreciation. From teachers to doctors, hairdressers to delivery workers, and everyone in between—use the August kit to let them know you appreciate the amazing and much-needed work they do! 

Paper Pumpkin August 2020

ABOUT THE AUGUST KIT – World’s Greatest

Details:

  • The kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards with coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” 
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps
Other features of the World’s Greatest Kit are:
  • Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.  Perfect for all levels of  beginning stampers!
  • The kit has a masculine feel.  While the cards are perfect for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life.

 

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 July to 10 August by clicking here.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

The August Paper Pumpkin kit is designed to celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.  So, be sure to subscribe before on or before August 10th.  Especially during this time, sending a card of appreciation is something you can do to make a difference.

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.  NOTE: purchase a 3 month or more Paper Pumpkin subscription and you’ll receive Bonus Days coupon codes!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy crafting…

 

Coloring Designer Series Paper

In today’s post, I am featuring cards highlighting two methods for coloring Designer Series Paper.  For one of the cards in the July “to go” card class, participants were able to color the background of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper provides perfect designs to color.  For coloring the designer series paper, Stampin’ Blends Markers and Watercolor Pencils can be used.  To ensure a fair comparison of the two methods, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green have been chosen.  On both cards, the peony flowers become the feature on the designer series paper by coloring the background and the leaves.

The first card features the Calypso Coral Light and Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends Markers.  The Stampin’ Blends Markers provide a bright background for the peony flowers on the Designer Series Paper. 

Peony Garden Designer Series Paper

The card below uses the Calypso Coral and the Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils for shading the background and the leaves.  Since the designer series paper is not designed to watercolor, no water is used.  Instead the watercolor pencils are being used like a coloring pencil.  Peony Garden Designer Series paper

Notice the background using the Watercolor Pencils provides a more subtle color and areas have shading.  This is due to variation in the amount of pressure when coloring with the watercolor pencils.  Note: Due to lighting with my photo, the shading is more pronounced than when actually viewing the card.  

TIPS:
  • Color the leaves first.  Once the leaves have color added, it becomes easier to separate the background from the flowers.
  • When coloring with the watercolor pencils, use a small circular coloring motion vs straight line coloring.  This method provides a smoother appearance.
  • Option: Use an eraser and gently erase areas of the watercolor pencil are heaviest.  (Personally, I think the variation in shading looks good.)

Hopefully, I have inspired you to try coloring designer series paper.  Have fun experimenting with different papers and coloring tools!   In addition to coloring the background, you may want to just color specific images.  The possibilities are almost endless!

Reminders:

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

To take advantage of Bonus Days, be sure to place your order on or before, August 3, 2020.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still 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 July 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 today.  Happy crafting…

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Simple Plaid Card

Today, I’m sharing a simple plaid card that requires very little time to create.  Additionally, the color scheme of red, black, white and crumb cake is great  for a masculine theme card.  One thing that makes this card simple is the use of the Adhesive Sheets on the cardstock layers prior to cutting with the Builder Plaid Dies.  Just add an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock prior to being cut with the dies.  After cutting, you just peel the backing, place the plaid layer atop the other layer and press to attach.  Couldn’t be any easier!  Congrats Plaid Card

This simple plaid card features the black cardstock cut with the open plaid die and the crumb cake cut with the small square plaid die.  The sentiment is from the Many Mates Stamp Set.  Be sure to check out the stamp set, it has some wonderful sentiments and uses a variety of fonts.  Card materials and tips for assembly are below:

Materials:
  • Card Base: Real Red cardstock
  • Layer 1: Basic Black
  • Plaid Layers: Whisper White cardstock – for plaid base, Basic Black cardstock & Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Adhesive Backed Sheets
  • Dies: Best Plaid Builder Dies; Stitched So Sweetly Dies (for sentiment)
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (to create a black rhinestone, color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends)
  • Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer (or other paper cutter)
  • Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tips:
  • Cut the layers for the plaid the size of the card front (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  
  • Layer the black open plaid design onto the Whisper White cardstock layer, press firmly.  Follow with adding the Crumb Cake cardstock layer. Then after adding each of the the plaid layers, use the Paper Trimmer to cut along each side to obtain a 3-3/4″ x 5″ plaid layer.  
  • Add the cut plaid layer to the Basic Black Layer using a strong adhesive.  

In an earlier post, I shared a stepped up version of this card featuring an additional plaid layer.  You can find the details here.  Of course, it’s time for me to come up with another color scheme to use for a plaid design!  

Reminders:

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

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still 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 July 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 today.  Happy crafting…

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