Plaid Stitched Leaf

One of the card’s in today’s to-go card class features a Plaid Stitched Leaf.  I’m loving the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  Though the name implies Christmas, the wide array of colors makes it perfect for a variety of occasions.  The colors selected from the plaid design for the class card features Cinnamon Cider and Mango Melody.  The plaid stitched leaf pulls the design together.  With the many plaid designs, you have a range of color selections to use.

Plaid Tidings Leaf

Project Materials:
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (2 pcs: 4” x 5-1/4”; ½” x 3” for banner label)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock (5” x 3-3/4”)
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (3” x 3”)
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad
  • Pick A Banner Punch
  • Cinnamon Cider ¼” In Color Ribbon (3-1/4”)
  • Stitched Leaves Dies
Directions:
  1. Adhere a piece of the 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White cardstock to the Cinnamon Cider card base.
  2. Using the large stitched leaf die (and the center of the leaf); cut a stitched leaf on the upper portion of the Mango Melody cardstock.
  3. Add the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper piece to the back of the Mango Melody so that it’s framed by the leaf cutout. Adhere to the Whisper White layer on the card base.
  4. Using the banner punch, create a banner label using the strip of Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp the “with a grateful heart” sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set onto the banner label using the Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Add the Cinnamon Cider ribbon to the card front centered in the area below the leaf cutout. Attach the sentiment banner atop the ribbon using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the stitched leaf to the Whisper White cardstock.

Change the plaid pattern, the base colors and the leaf die used and you’ll have a variety of cards!  It’s easy to quickly create a card set for gifting (or keeping for yourself to use).  

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of 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.

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  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…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  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.

 

 

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Have you started making your holiday cards? If not, you’ll want to consider the Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card I’m sharing. It’s one of the holiday card designs that I’ll be using as Christmas approaches.  The design is an Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card and is from my Guest Stamper presentation for the Luv 2 Stamp team.  In previous posts, I provided you with other ideas for using this versatile stamp set and die bundle.  The Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas card is one of my favorite projects using the bundle. The Merry Merlot and Brushed Metallic cardstocks along with the Gold Cards & Envelopes create an elegant card.  

Arrange A Wreath Merry Christmas

Card Details:
  • With Arrange A Wreath dies, cut 2 leaf dies from the gold Brushed Metallic cardstock and one twig die from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Using the largest flower die (6 petal flower); cut 6 flowers from the Merry Merlot cardstock.
  • Spritz the Merry Merlot flowers and twig wreath with the Champagne Mist.  (Does not show in photo but the spritzing adds a special glimmer touch!) After drying, layer two of the flowers together using a glue dot to hold the layers (creating 3 poinsettia flowers).
  • Next, stamp 5 leaves using Old Olive Classic Ink Pad onto Old Olive cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.
  • Create a 3 layer wreath:
    • Attach the Merry Merlot twig wreath atop one of the gold leaf wreaths taking note to offset the twigs with the leaves. TIP: use small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the circle line of the wreath to adhere the wreath.
    • Next, add the adhesive to the back of the remaining gold leaf wreath and layer it atop the Merry Merlot wreath.  AGAIN – offset the placement so the leaves aren’t lined up with one another.
    • Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensions to the back of the wreath and add to the top portion of the card base.
  • Attach leaves to the poinsettia flowers using glue dots. Arrange flowers and add to the wreath with glue dots.
  • Finish the flowers by adding Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots to the center of each flower.
  • Use the Detailed Trio Punch to punch the design on each end of the Merry Merlot cardstock for the sentiment label.
  • Next, stamp “Merry Christmas” using Merry Merlot onto a strip of Very Vanilla. Then, attach to the Merry Merlot strip and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you want to create a special card, look at the Arrange A Wreath bundle for lots of possibilities.  I’ve been cutting additional wreaths to use for creating more Merry Christmas cards.  So when the time arrives to start mailing my holiday cards, I can quickly assemble.  And best of all, using the beautiful Gold Cards and Envelopes saves lots of time!

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of 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.

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  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…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  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.

Fun Quadrangle Card

Today I am sharing a fun quadrangle card.  In last month’s card class, participants were able to assemble this fun style of card.  Okay, I know the question – what is a quadrangle? A quadrangle is simply a shape with four angles. Using a quadrangle on a card front adds interest and a different style of focal point. It’s not a difficult technique and your geometry teacher will be proud of you (LOL).  Best of all, when creating a quadrangle from your cardstock or designer series paper you will have four equal pieces cut for cardmaking.  So, it’s great when you want to make multiple cards of the same design.

quadrangle greeting card

To create a quadrangle: start with a square piece of cardstock or designer series paper.  Mark the same distance on all four sides of the square.  Then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on the other side of the paper.  After cutting, you will have four quadrangles the same size.  

For this card: a 6″ x 6″ square of Bumblebee cardstock at 1-1/2″ on all four sides. It is then cut from one mark to the opposite mark on all sides.  For the smaller designer series paper quadrangle, a 5-1/4″ piece of designer series paper is being used and marked at 1-1/4″ on the four sides.  

After cutting, you will have four equal pieces:

Materials & Assembly Directions:
  1. Create a card base using Early Espresso Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”.)
  2. Texture emboss the Mint Macaron cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. Attach to the Early Espresso card base.
  3. Layer the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper to the Bumblebee cardstock angle and adhere to the Mint Macaron layer.
  4. Select the sentiment from the A Wish for Everything Stamp Set. Then, stamp the sentiment onto a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Early Espresso and Bumblebee Classic Ink Pads. Use the 2″ circle punch to cut and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add to the card front.
  5. Embellish with a bow using the 3/8” Embroidered Ribbon.
Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of 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! 

Place your order here.

The Designer Series Paper Sale is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  You’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  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…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  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.

 

October 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the October 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop!  We have the talented Patti Dolan joining us again as a guest designer. In addition to the tutorial bundle, the design 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 highlighting autumn.

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D bundle tutorials 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.  

Starting next month, the 3D Bundle Tutorial Design Team is moving the date for our post to the 10th of each month.  So mark your calendar!  With the change, this month’s tutorial is available for purchase until November 10, 2020. 

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

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

You’re going to love these autumn themed projects in the October 3D Tutorial Bundle.

Here’s my bonus project to coordinate with my October 3D tutorial project and features the Love of Leaves Bundle.Autumn Card

Card Details:
  • Create a card base with Early Espresso cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score & fold at 4-1/4″).
  • Next, add a Very Vanilla cardstock layer (5-1/8″ x 4″).  
  • Cut two strips of Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (1= 3/8″ x 5-1/4″ and 1=3/8″ x 4″).  Attach the two strips to the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with each approximately 1″ from the side and bottom of the cardstock.  The strips will intersect.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set using Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad onto a 2″ square of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using a stitched circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Sponge along the edge of the circle with Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad.
  • To stamp the leaves: first ink the leaf stamps from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set with Old Olive Classic Ink Pad.  Then using a sponge dauber, dab Terracotta Tile Classic Ink along tips and partially along the sides of leaves.  With another sponge dauber, dab Bumblebee Classic Ink in the center and along part of the leaf edges below the Terracotta Tile.  (Note: it is difficult to see where you’ve dabbed the ink on the stamp but there’s “no wrong” way.  Think of how leaves look when changing colors – no two are alike. ) After daubing the inks, stamp leaves onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies.
  • Using the second largest leaf die from the Stitched Leaves Dies, cut a piece of the Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
  • For the next step, layer the leaves onto the card front and overlapping the intersection of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper strips. 
  • To complete the card front, attach the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And of course, don’t forget to embellish the envelope.

When wanting to create autumn leaves, layering ink using sponge daubers onto your stamps is a fun technique.  But remember, just dab the ink onto your base color of ink. 

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!  

Designer Series Paper Sale:

Starting today select Designer Series Paper are on sale for 15% off.  The sales ends on October 31, 2020.  Check back tomorrow for the full list of Designer Series Papers being discounted!  Or if you’re eager to shop the sale, go to my store!

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.  You can order the entire product suite or individual components. 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 and check back again tomorrow.Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  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.

 

Halloween Z-Fold Cards

In my last post, the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper was being highlighted on a non-Halloween card.  Today, it is front and center again on two Halloween Z-fold cards.  One of the cards features spiders and the other features bats. Even with creepy crawlies and things that fly in the night, the cards aren’t too spooky!  Since the cards are part of the September To-Go Kit featuring the stamp set, A Wish For Everything, the front sentiment and inside greeting fit perfectly on the Z-Fold cards.

Halloween Z-Fold Card

Notice the little spiders? They are cut using the Little Treat Box dies.  The spiders are the perfect size for this project. 

Halloween Z-Fold Card

What fun with the bats!  The bats are cut from a piece of the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  The Halloween Magic Dies coordinate with designer series paper to cut the bats.  Plus there’s a die with the three small flying bats that add the perfect touch to the back panel.

Materials:
  • Card base: Cajun Craze or Black Berry Bliss cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, score on 11” side at 2-3/4” & 5-1/2”
  • Z-Fold layer – Basic Black Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 9-3/4”, score at 2-3/4” & 5-1/2”
  • Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper
    • Panels for card base: 4” x 5-1/4”; 2 pcs – 4” x 2-1/2”
    • Panels for inside z-fold: 4” x 3”, 2-1/2” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock panel: 2-1/2” x 3” and 2-1/4” square scrap piece for sentiment
  • Stamp Set: A Wish For Everything
  • Ink: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad 
  • Dies: Halloween Magic, Little Treat Box and Stitched Shapes
  • Embellishments: bats cut from the Designer Series Paper & the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins or the spiders (die cut using the Little Treat Box dies), Basic Rhinestone Jewels & 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Assembly Directions:
  1. First, fold and burnish the score lines on both cards.  For the base panel, the small fold is the card front.  The card folds into a “z”.
  2. Add the Magic In This Night designer series paper panels to the card base and to the Basic Black cardstock z-fold layer.
  3. Using a strong adhesive,  attach the z-fold layer to the card base. Note: the large side panel of the z-fold layer is added to the 2-3/4” front panel of the base.
  4. Next, stamp the inside sentiment with Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the Whisper White panel.  Then, attach to the last panel of the z-fold.
  5. For the front sentiment, stamp Happy Halloween onto a 2-1/2” square of Whisper White cardstock. For the circle shape, use the Stitched Shapes Die. If adding sentiment to the spider card, add the metallic mesh ribbon beneath the sentiment.  (As an added touch on the spider sentiment, stamp the webs from the Banner Year Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink)
  6. Refer to photos for each card for placement of spiders and bats.  Embellish with adhesive-backed sequins on the bat card and rhinestones on the spider card.

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

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 click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

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Not Just for Halloween

When designing cards for the recent To-Go class, the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper was front and center on two card designs.  It is not just for Halloween but can be used for various occasions.  For the card in class, it is featured on a Thanksgiving Wishes card. While several of the designs in the designer series paper are Halloween themed, most are generic designs.  On today’s card, the Pretty Peacock design offers a beautiful background.  It coordinates wonderfully with silver foil texture embossed elements.  

Thanksgiving Wishes

Materials:
  • Cardstocks:
    • Pretty Peacock card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4”; 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” for leaf
    • Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4” (for Layer 1); 1-1/4” x 2-1/4” (for sentiment) 
  • Layer 2:
    • Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper: 5” x 3-3/4”
  • Silver Foil Sheets: 3-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • Stamp Set
    • A Wish for Everything Stamp Set
  • Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Dies:
    • Gathered Leaves
    • Stitched Shapes

• Embellishment: 1-1/2” Metallic Mesh Ribbon (approx. 8”)
• Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Glue Dots

To assemble the card, attach the Whisper White cardstock and the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper to the card base using Stampin’ Seal. With the small, veined leaves dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies, cut two leaves from the Silver Foil Sheet and one leaf from the Pretty Peacock scrap. Next, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad and add to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then, add the cut embossed leaves to the label and card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and glue dots to adhere. Complete the card by adding a Metallic Mesh Ribbon bow to card.

Be sure to look at both sides of your Designer Series Papers when designing cards.  Often, themed papers offer prints that are appropriate to use for other occasions.  Remember, Magic in This Night is not just for Halloween!

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

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 click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

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