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.

 

 

  

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…

 

Christmas in July – Fun Fold Card

Time for another Christmas in July project.  This Christmas in July project features a fun fold card.  Like the first project, the card uses the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  These products are located in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   The bundle offers lots of versatility and for today’s fun fold card, I am highlighting the star elements from the bundle.  I am not sure if this card fold has a specific name but regardless, it’s a great change-up from a traditional card fold.  Card details and the video tutorial for assembly are below the card’s photo.

Christmas in July-Fun Fold Card

Card Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock:
    • Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″ & 5-1/2″ 
    • 3″ x 3″ (for large star) 
    • 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ for design on white star (optional: add Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock BEFORE cutting the shape with the die)
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 4″ (cut 2 – one for card front & one for card interior)
    • 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (for sentiment – cut with Hippo & Friends die)
  • Gold Foil:
    • 3″ x 3″ (for ease in layering onto large red star, use Adhesive Sheet)
    • scraps to cut 2 of the small stars using the Christmas Trimmings Dies
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 
    • Strip for folded left side panel: 1″ x4″
    • Coordinating piece:  3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ 
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Simply Elegant Trim (Gold)
  • Versamark Ink Pad 
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic White Envelope

Assembly video tutorial…

 

This is a fun fold to use for a variety of card themes so be sure to add it to your list of card designs.

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and yes, it includes the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper 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!  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 next Wednesday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST.  

Enjoy your weekend, relax and maybe watch a Hallmark Christmas in July movie! 

 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.

Christmas in July -Tidings of Christmas

Today, I am excited to kick-off my Christmas in July event by highlighting elements from the Tidings of Christmas product suite.  Though we are still in the heat of summer, it’s not to early to start thinking about Christmas.  I will be posting holiday themed projects each Wednesday and Friday in July.  And if you enjoy Hallmark Channel holiday movies, the channel starts their Christmas in July movies this upcoming weekend.  I can’t wait!!! Yes, the movies are predictable but fun to watch.  What better way to spend a hot, muggy day than to stay indoors, get cozy and watch Christmas-winter themed movies?!  Now to stop digressing and get back to the card featured today. (LOL)

For this first Christmas in July project, the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper blend to create a traditional Christmas card.  For the card layout, I opted to use one of my favorite layouts with angled layers of designer series paper. The Tidings of Christmas product suite is from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog (pages 88-89).   You’ll find a list of card materials and the video directions below.  

Christmas in July

Card Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock:
    • Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ 
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (optional: texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder)
    • scraps for die cutting holly leaves
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/2″ (cut 2 – one for card front & one for card interior)
    • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (for sentiment – cut with circle die)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 3″ x 3″ (cut with scalloped circle die)
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 
    • Red Stripe: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (for card front)
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-3/8″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)
  • Layering Circle Dies – use the 2-3/4″ scallop circle die & the 2-5/8″ circle die
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic White Envelope

Here’s the video tutorial for assembly…(btw, the tutorial starts at the beginning of assembly but YouTube has selected this as the portion to show as a photo)

Reminders & Other Announcements

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and yes, it includes the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper 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!  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. 

Be sure to check back on Friday…

I’m posting another Christmas in July project.

 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.

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.