Enjoy The Moment

Have you ever purchased a stamp set and then wondered what type card design you were going to make once you received it?  Well, that is the case with today’s stamp set, Enjoy The Moment.  So what did I do? I selected a couple of the stamps and decided to play.  No plan in mind but just to stamp.  Several colors were selected and then I just started stamping on various papers.  Guess what happened? A few ideas came to mind. So I’m sharing two simple cards using the Enjoy The Moment stamp set. 

Enjoy The Moment

Details:
  • For the “a little note” card on the left, a card base is created using Early Espresso cardstock.  Follow with a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.  To the Crumb Cake layer, add a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  Stamp the image onto a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock (1-3/4″ x 5″) using Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the sentiment below the image.  To add a touch of sparkle, color the pods using clear Wink of Stella (unfortunately, it doesn’t show in photo) Attach the strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete the card by adding a double Linen Thread bow.
  • Now, for a super simple card!  Create a card base using Soft Suede cardstock.  Create background by randomly stamping the dual seed pods onto the cardstock using Soft Suede Classic Ink.  Next, use the “seed” stamp to add seeds on the card base.  Stamp the sentiment and the dual seed pods onto a 3″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the 2nd largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Tie a piece of the Vanilla Open-Weave Ribbon (from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack) around the card front and tie into a bow.  Add the sentiment label next to the bow using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Both of these cards are simple to make which are perfect for highlighting the Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set.  Other ideas came to mind when making these cards so look for more projects soon highlighting this stamp set. 

Reminders:

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Happy crafting!  

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Dandy Garden

Today’s project is one that has been on my craft desk since mid-November and I finally completed it!  It features products from the Dandy Garden Suite. Specifically, the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the beautiful Dandy Garden 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.  During the Onstage at Home meeting hosted by Stampin’ Up! in November, attendees received a list project materials to prepare for stamping along with presenters.  This project is one that was from the Dandy Garden presentation. Using the same card base and layering cardstock colors, attendees were to select three different patterns from the designer series paper.  The beauty of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is the coordinating patterns and colors.  Therefore, there are multiple options for creating a variety of cards that have the same card base and layout but differ due to the patterns from the designer series paper.  

Dandy Garden

The Dandy Garden Suite of products is in the recently released Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and now available for purchase.  Do you notice the small dragonflies?  The Dragonflies punch allows you to punch small dragonflies in addition to a larger dragonfly shape!  I love the ability to punch small images to add to cards.  

I will be using this layout on future cards adding variations so be sure to follow me here each week. Plus, on my business Facebook page, on Instagram and on my You Tube channel.  Just click on each of the links and be sure to follow me on all the sources to receive project ideas!  

Reminders:

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. 

Happy crafting!  

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The current host code is: Z7RKF3MX.  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 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

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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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…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  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.

Beary Comforting

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits help you explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting. Or purchase a subscription to give as a gift this holiday season. 

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

Paper Pumpkin

To see more of what’s in store with the Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit, keep reading. 

About the December Kit: 
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cute and cuddly bear-themed cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • The stamp set’s sweet and simple sentiments can be used for a variety of occasions. 
  • 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: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 November and 10 December at paperpumpkin.com! (or check out the subscriptions available under Project Materials below)

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Best of all, the December Paper Pumpkin is your One-Stop Box™ for letting your loved ones know just how much you care!   So you’ll want to place your order for it soon! Plus – a Paper Pumpkin crafting kit makes a great holiday gift!

Reminders:

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

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…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  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.

 

Color Challenge Project

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day-long FB event hosted by another demonstrator.  It’s always fun to attend events to learn new techniques and gather ideas for paper crafting. And though it was a virtual event, we were still able to share and create with one another. During the event, the host posted a variety of challenges to engage attendees.  One was a color challenge project – we were to select 3 or 4 colors from the colors provided to create our project.  The list of colors were Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana.  Since it was a challenge, rules included no CASE-ing of a project – only use for inspiration. Plus, it had to be a new project and not one previously shared.  We had 30 minutes to work on our color challenge project before the next presentation so I had to work quickly!

So what colors did I select for my project? I chose a color combination of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Since Christmas projects are on my agenda for the next several weeks, I wanted to create a card in non-traditional holiday colors. The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and the Pine Woods Dies work together perfectly for a quick card design. 

Non-traditional Holiday Card  

Card Details:
  1. Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  Note: card is a side opening card.
  2. Layer one: Basic Black cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  3. Layer two: Coastal Cabana cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then using a sponge dauber, dab the raised evergreen trees with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Allow to dry for a few minutes before attaching to the Basic Black cardstock layer.  
  4. Select pine tree die and use to cut the design from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using the portion with the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green colors. With paper snips, cut and remove the tree trunk to create an evergreen tree. 
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2-3-4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Stamp the sentiment using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad onto the Whisper White label.  TIP:  position the sentiment so that there is area to overlap the tree onto the label. Happy Holidays is from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Layer the two labels. 
  6. Position the tree overlapping the label and attach with adhesive.  Next, add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the label and to the tree branches, cutting as needed, then attach to the  card front.
  7. Complete by embellishing the sentiment with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

It was lots of fun to participate in the color challenge!  Which color combination would you select?  Comment and let me know!

Reminders:

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter. Today’s the last day to enter!  You can read give-away details here

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

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…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  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.