Arrange A Wreath Easter Card

Early last Fall,  I had the opportunity to present projects featuring the Arrange A Wreath bundle to the Luv 2 Stamp Group.  Today, I am sharing the Arrange A Wreath Easter card from the event.  In addition, full instructions for recreating the card just in time for use this upcoming Easter.  The Arrange A Wreath bundle is very versatile and great for different occasions.  Following information on today’s card, you’ll find links to the past posts featuring the bundle.  

Arrange A Wreath

Card Instructions:

Materials:

  • Arrange A Wreath Bundle

Cardstock (CS):

  • Bermuda Bay: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ – for card base
  • Granny Apple Green: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (layer 1); scrap for leaves
  • Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 5″ for emboss layer; 1″ x 2″ for sentiment; scrap for flower centersVellum Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for 2 flowers
  • Rainbow Glimmer Cardstock: scrap for 3 eggs

Ink Pads:

  • Versamark, Bermuda Bay Classic Stamp Pad, Granny Apple Green Classic Stamp Pad

Other Materials:

  • White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker (opt)
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponge Dauber or Blending Brush
  • Adhesives
Details:
  1. Add the Granny Apple Green CS layer to the Bermuda Bay card base. Stamp the wreath onto the Basic White CS with Versamark. (TIP: use the Stamparatus and if needed, stamp twice to
    ensure all of wreath is stamped). Heat emboss the wreath with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Allow to cool. After cooling, sponge the Basic White paper with Bermuda Bay ink, layering the ink around the wreath. Add to the card.
  2. Stamp three sets of leaves (Granny Apple Green on Granny Apple Green CS) and a set of eggs (Bermuda Bay onto Basic White cardstock). Cut with the coordinating Dies.
  3. Cut an additional three eggs from the Rainbow Glimmer CS.
  4. With the medium size flower die, cut two of flowers from Daffodil Delight CS and cut two of the small flowers from Basic White CS. Layer the white flower onto the yellow flower. Add a small rhinestone jewel to the center of the flowers. (opt -color the rhinestones with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker before adding to the flowers).
  5. Cut the Vellum CS using the “twig” wreath die.
  6. Add eggs along the bottom of the wreath with glue dots. Layer leaves and flowers around the eggs. Cut “twig” strips from the vellum wreath and tuck around the flowers and eggs.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto Basic White CS and cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.
  8. Cut a scalloped oval from the Bermuda Bay CS and add the sentiment layer. Attach to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Complete the card by adding a double loop bow to the top of the wreath.

You can easily substitute the sentiment and use this springtime card for any occasion.

Here are links to additional posts using the Arrange A Bundle: Home Decor Project, Merry Christmas, and Mini Card Pack.  As you’ll be able to see, there are many options for using this bundle.  Take note – this bundle is on the Last-Chance Products Sale list released yesterday (see Reminder section below).  Thus, it will be retiring with this catalog so order it soon to ensure you have this versatile set for your crafting.

JUST A REMINDER…

The current catalog will be retiring on May 3, 2021 so it’s the time to take advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items.  Plus, you’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available.  Note, some items are discounted up to 75% and available only while supplies last.  Check out the Last-Chance Products Sale items here.  Several bundles are retiring but will be available individually without the additional bundle savings in the catalog. To view a PDF list of the Last-Chance Product Sale items, you can download it here: Last-Chance Products 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So grab your highlighter marker, highlight items wanted and place your order soon!  

Here are a few of my favorites retiring: Stitched Shape Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Circle Punches (all sizes!) and the Silver Foil Paper.  I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Stitched Shape Dies!!!

 

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus 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: XKHBAKBQ.  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.

 

Mystery Stamping Project

This past Monday, a virtual event for the Playtime with Paper team took place.  The event focus was a mystery stamping project.  Prior to the event, a posting provided a list of materials including the dimensions for creating a card.  Participants then select the colors, designer series paper, stamp set and so forth they wish to use.  No one knows what the final card layout will be so that’s the “mystery” and it’s fun to see the various card creations afterwards.  

For my mystery stamping presentation, I choose to use different elements from the Dandy Garden Suite.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate a couple of bumblebees on the card.  Since the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper includes a bumblebee print, it became the inspiration for the main color scheme of Misty Moonlight.  Even better is the Dandy Wishes Dies bumblebee die coordinates with the bumblebee printed designer series paper.  The card turned out even better than I envisioned!

Dandy Garden Bumblebee Card

Additional Card Details:

First, select two coordinating pieces of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. The stripe and the dandelion print coordinate perfectly. For the card base and the texture embossed layer,  use Misty Moonlight cardstock.  The Dandelions 3-D Embossing Folder ties in perfectly with the dandelion print.  Don’t you agree?  To complete the card, add the sentiment label, the bumblebees, and rhinestone jewels.  The sentiment comes from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set.  Finish by wrapping the card front and tying a bow using the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Under Project Materials, the specific materials for the project are listed.  Also added is the link for ordering the entire Dandy Garden Suite – then you’ll have lots of creative options!

It was fun hosting the mystery stamping for the Playtime with Paper team.  Afterwards, participants posted their cards to the team’s Facebook page.  Everyone’s cards were beautiful and I don’t think anyone selected the same Designer Series Paper or same stamp set.  And importantly, a huge thank you to Ange McKay for sharing the dimensions for the mystery stamping.   

Here are a few additional samples using the same layout…

This card features products from the Whale Of A Time Suite.

Whale of A Time

Another card featuring products from the Dandy Garden Suite.

Dragonfly Garden

JUST A REMINDER…

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus 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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.

 

 

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Since March is full of birthdays for many family members, it has kept me busy creating birthday cards.  One of my sister’s is the lucky recipient of the Fine Art Floral birthday card. If you’ve not seen the products in the Fine Arts Floral Collection, you must check it out.  The Fine Arts Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!  There are a variety of patterns to select from but I especially was drawn to the pattern on the card below.  It’s beautiful on it’s own but I knew on a Navy cardstock base highlighted with the Gilded Leafing, it would be even more gorgeous.  This was my first use of the Gilded Leafing and I love how it creates an elegant card, especially when combined with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card:
  • Card base: Night of Navy cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″. 
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ plus a scrap piece for the sentiment pieces.
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: 3 strips at 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Assembly Details:
  • For the first step, apply Gilded Leafing along the edge of the Very Vanilla (5-1/4″ x 4″).  To ensure there is enough gilding, make sure it creates at least a 1/4″ border around all side edges of the card. TIP: Use Tear & Tape since it’s the width needed.
  • After gilding along the outer edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper panels spacing evenly.  
  • Next, add the Gilded Leafing to cover the Very Vanilla cardstock between the panels. Again, use Tear & Tape and then apply the gilded leafing.  To attach layer to the Night of Navy card base, use Stampin’ Seal+.
  • For the sentiment, stamp using Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Use Layering Circles Die to cut circle to fit within the Gold Hoop Embellishment.  Attach to the gold hoop and add to the card front using Stampin’ Seal+. Embellish around the sentiment with Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • For the flower embellishment, use the small flower stamps from the Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Stamp the flower body using Petal Pink and the inner petals with Merry Merlot. Cut using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.  Stamp the leaves using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Trim as needed to fit behind flower when attaching to the sentiment piece.  Attach flower and leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • With Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color a piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Then, tie into a bow (if desired, add strips of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and Petal Pink Ribbon when forming tail of bow).  Add the bow to the base of the flower on the card using glue dots.

Be sure to check out the products in the Fine Art Floral Suite Collection and order your favorite items.  But definitely, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Gilded Leafing to a “must have” order list. 

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN

Details
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe here to receive the March kit.  Remember, the last day to order is March 10 so don’t delay, supplies may be limited near the end of the promotion.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus 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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.

 

Field Journal Blueberries!

In an earlier post, I noted I am the guest stamper this February for the Luv 2 Stampin GA group.  Each week, I share a project featuring the Field Journal Stamp Set.  This week’s project highlights the Field Journal Blueberries.  And yes, I did fussy cut but not a difficult image to use with this technique.  To accompany this week’s card, a Love You Always treat box has been gussied up!  

Field Journal

Field Journal Blueberries Card & Treat Box Details:
  • Card base is Seaside Spray cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).  
  • Prepare the second layer of Night of Navy cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) by topping it with a piece of Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″).  NOTE:  if you select the pattern on this card sample, pay close attention to the direction of the pattern when cutting.  (Guess why I added the note!!!)  Do not add to card base at this time.
  • Using the blueberries stamp from the Field Journal Stamp Set, stamp three (3) images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock.  If you wish to embellish envelope, stamp it also.  Use the following Stampin’ Blends to color: berries – Dark Seaside Spray & Light Night of Navy, leaves – Light & Dark Granny Apple Green.   Fussy cut the blueberries using paper snips. 
  • Select the sentiment from the Field Journal Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad.  Cut using the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies.
  • Wrap Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon around the Night of Navy/Designer Series Paper layer and tie into a bow.  Optional: add a sprig of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to the metallic ribbon before tying the bow. 
  • Position sentiment and two of the blueberry images onto the card front overlapping the ribbon. 
Treat Box:
  • Cut the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper to cover the box top and sides. Attach with Stampin’ Seal+ or multipurpose liquid adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Parcels & Petals Stamp Set using Night of Navy Classic Stamp Pad onto Basic White cardstock.  Cut using the Ornate Layers Die.  Also, use dies to cut a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock to layer the sentiment. 
  • Add the sentiment to box top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete by adding the last blueberry image and a small Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon bow. 
  • Lastly – FILL the box with treats.  Mine holds chocolate covered blueberries to give to a special someone!!! 

Don’t overlook ordering the Field Journal Stamp Set!  It’s versatility makes it a great addition to any stamp collection.

Reminders:

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday so you’ll want to take advantage of the FREE products available.  Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Don’t delay if you wish to take advantage of FREE products!

MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN

Details
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe here to receive the March kit.  The last day to order is March 10 but don’t delay, supplies may be limited near the end of the promotion.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And 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 host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

Modified Birthday Shaker Card

Today, I am sharing a modified birthday shaker card featuring the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  Really, it’s a “faux” shaker card but best of all, it’s easier and quicker to make than a traditional shaker card.  Tips for creating it are below. Since my grandson has an upcoming birthday and loves ice cream, I knew the Ice Cream Corner Suite would be perfect to use for creating his birthday card.  And for additional fun, a shaker card is always a perfect go-to design.

Tips for a Modified Birthday Shaker Card:
  • To create the shaker portion, cut designer series paper to desired layer size.  For the feature card, the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper is cut 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Insert the designer series paper into a clear medium envelope.  Add your shaker elements such as the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  Seal the envelope flap, then fold the excess envelope sides to the back and tape down to hold in place.  Use Tear & Tape to attach to your base.

  • For an extra touch, the Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped first with Cinnamon Cider then stamped again with Versamark.  Top with clear emboss powder and heat set.  NOTE: Stamparatus is used to ensure stamping accuracy.  Use paper snips to trim around the lettering. 
  • A full list of the products for this card are listed below under Project Materials.

Hopefully, you won’t be bored with the slew of birthday cards that I will be sharing for the next month.  In our family, there are lots of March birthdays so it’s the current design focus.

The modified birthday card was lots of fun to make.  Add a comment if you have questions on recreating the card or would like me to make a demonstration video!

Reminders:

Sale-A-Bration ends in 10 days so you’ll want to take advantage of the FREE products available.  Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And 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 host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

Fun with Field Journal

This month, I am the guest stamper for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team.  So, I’ve been having fun with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  As a guest stamper, we select a stamp set and present a project each week to showcase ideas for using the set.  This is a great way to expand creativity.  I had so much fun using the duck stamp from Field Journal, that I created not one, but two different cards! 

Fun with Field Journal

Card Tips:
  • For the card on the left, stamp the duck onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink.  Color using watercolor pencils. Note, the watercolor pencils are used dry with no water. After stamping and coloring the image, cut using the large circle Stitched Shapes Dies.  The card base uses Early Espresso. A Crumb Cake cardstock layer is topped with a layer of Garden Green Designer Series Paper from the 6″x6″ Regals Designer Series Paper Assortment. Before attaching the layers to the card base, wrap a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim around the card and tie into a knot.  Then, add to the card base using Stampin’ Seal+.  Adhere the stamped duck to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped using Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut with paper snips.  
  • The card on the right is a fun fold card featuring the Corner Fold.  I followed directions and dimensions from a post by Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It.  For the card base, use Pretty Peacock cardstock and layer with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  In addition, use a coordinating square of the paper below the duck layer.  For the duck on this card, stamp the image onto Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.  

If you’re needing a card with a masculine feel, either of these would be perfect to create.  The fun continues with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  So, be on the lookout for more samples using this set!

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing through February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And 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 host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.