Showcasing Fine Art Floral

Where did the time go?  Wednesday sped by and I’m late on my weekly Wednesday post!  Hey, better late than never.  No worries though, today I am sharing not one but three cards showcasing Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  So, it’s worth the wait (LOL).

The paper is gorgeous and provides a beautiful background for cards.  With it’s beauty, you can make gorgeous cards easily.  Since I am in need of Thank You cards, I am using the same sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set on all three of the cards. For all the cards, the same basic cardstock colors are used.  But on two of the cards, I have “stepped up” the designs using the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate on one and Gilded Leafing Embellishment on another.  

Fine Art Floral

Details: 
  • The sentiment for all 3 of the cards is stamped onto Basic White cardstock and cut using a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.  Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots are added for extra embellishment.
  • The base for card one is So Saffron cardstock with a layer of Terracotta Tile cardstock.  For cards two and three, Terracotta Tile cardstock creates the base and a second layer of So Saffron cardstock is added.  
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) creates the top layer on each card.
  • For card one, the designer series paper is adhered to the Terracotta Tile cardstock layer before the cardstock layer is added to the card base.  Wrap a piece of Terracotta Tile Ribbon (from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) around the layer then adhere to the card base.
  • On card two, the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate is layered atop the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  Since the specialty acetate matches the designer series paper, it adds beautiful gold outlining to the print.
  • And lastly, to step up card three,  the coordinating Art Gallery Stamp Set is used to stamp 3 small flowers and Gilded Leaf Embellishment highlights the center of each. Two of the flowers are stamped using Terracotta Tile (stamp off onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto Basic White piece) and one flower stamped using So Saffron.  After stamping the main piece with the inks, the inner piece is stamped with Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder is applied then activated with the Heat Tool.  Once activated, the Gilded Leaf Embellishment is added and rubbed on each flower.  Easy-peasy! 

If you’re looking for lots of fun – definitely try the Gilded Leaf Embellishment! 

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.

As an added 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.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing until 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. 

Happy crafting!  

Project Materials:

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.

No Stamping Card!

Yes, you read the title correctly! Today’s card is a “no stamping card.” When creating for the June “to go” class, I opted to make one card that would require no stamping.  The Sunflower Dies and the Flowers for Every Season provide the perfect combination to create a simple, lovely card without the use of stamps.  Of course, if you want to add a stamped sentiment, it’s easy to do.  I find it handy to have cards on hand without a sentiment and when a specific occasion arises, it’s easy to add the needed sentiment.  However, this card works great without a sentiment too!  

Sunflower Card
Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Misty Moonlight cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold.
  • Layer 1: Whisper White cardstock – 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Layer 2: Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 4” x 3”
  • Bumblebee cardstock: cut 2 @ 3-3/8” x 3-3/8”
  • Cinnamon Cider cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1-1/4”
  • Just Jade cardstock: 1-1/2” x 8”
  • Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Adhesive Sheets: 1 cut to 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” and 1
  • Stampin’ Seal 
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions:
  1. Attach the 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” Adhesive Sheet to one of the Bumblebee cardstock squares and add the other adhesive sheet to the Just Jade cardstock.
  2. Using Stampin’ Seal, attach the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the Whisper White cardstock. Add the piece 5” piece of the Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon around the card (refer to photo for placement location).  Next, attach the Whisper White/DSP layer to the Misty Moonlight card base.
  3. Select the two large sunflower dies from the Sunflower Dies. Use the Sunflower Base Die to cut the sunflower shape from the 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” Bumblebee cardstock that does not have the adhesive sheet attached
  4. Next, cut the Bumblebee cardstock with the adhesive on the back with the petals Sunflower Die. Align the petals with the sunflower base, then remove the adhesive sheet backing and attach petals to create the sunflower.
  5. Using the sunflower center die, cut one from the Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Add to the center of the sunflower using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  6. Select the large solid leaf die and the coordinating open leaf die from the Sunflower Dies. Cut 3 solid leaves from the 1-1/2” x 3” strip of Just Jade cardstock.  Cut 3 of the open leaves from the Just Jade cardstock with the adhesive sheet.  Layer the open leaves (veins) to the solid leaves – attach by removing the backing on the adhesive sheet.
  7. Referring to photo for placement, attach the leaves to the back of the sunflower using mini glue dots. Then, attach the sunflower to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Finally, complete the front of the card by adding a small bow tied from the Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon.
See how simple it is to create a beautiful card?!

Additional Tips: A must have for the sunflower dies are the Adhesive Sheets.  The adhesive sheets make it easy to attach the intricate cut pieces to their coordinating bases. 

For an extra touch, use coordinating ink and a sponge dauber to add depth to the sunflower and the leaves.  

Be sure to register under “Get My Posts” so that you’ll receive my blog updates.  I’ll be featuring a “stepped up” version of this card in the near future.  And yes, stamping will be involved! (lol)

Reminder:

There is still time to purchase the June 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 June 30, 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 June 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!  From now through June 30th, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Pick A Free Bundle Promotion. When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp and tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. So it’s a great time to join!  Click here to join.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!  

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

The Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS. Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150. If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code. Thank you!

 

Celebrate with Sunflowers

While waiting for delivery of my new product order, I continue to create cards using the items from my preorder.  One of the suites demonstrators could order early is the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  The suite is full of products that coordinate.  For today’s Celebrate with Sunflowers card, the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful floral base for the sentiment.  With the colorful designs in the paper, it makes it easy to create beautiful cards. The designer series paper design incorporates the new 2020-2022 In Colors, so I used the coordinating cardstock for the card.    The sentiment and leaf embellishments are in the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which is also part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  

Celebrate with Sunflowers

Card Details:
  • Card base: Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • First Layer: Bumblebee cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base.
  • Cut the sunflower print from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series paper to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Adhere to the Bumblebee cardstock layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on the center of a 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Using the Sunflowers Dies, cut 2 of the large leaves and the coordinating leaf veins from Just Jade cardstock.  Assemble the leaves by adding the veins to the coordinating leaf.  TIP: Use the Adhesive Sheets for the leaf veins.  This makes it easy to attach to the coordinating leaf base.
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment label with adhesive and then attach the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow using the Bumblebee In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and add to the side of the sentiment label.
  • Embellish the label using the Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots from the  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots collection.

Under the Project Materials section, you’ll find links to the products used for this card.  You can purchase the entire Flowers for Every Season Suite or just  the individual components that you prefer.  

Reminder:

The June Tutorial Bundle is available for purchase.

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and June 30, 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 June 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

According to the latest tracking, the Big Brown Truck is nearby!  So my order of new products will be arriving soon.  Guess what I’ll be doing the remainder of the day?!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

The Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS. Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150. If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code. Thank you!

 

Ornate Style Floral

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing an Ornate Style floral bouquet featuring the large floral spray from the Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set.  This stamp set is one of the products in the Ornate Garden Suite Early Release.  The floral image begs to be colored with markers or using watercolor techniques.  For today’s card, Stampin’ Blends Markers are used.

Ornate Style Floral

Card Details:
  • Create card base using Rococo Rose (5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).
  • For second layer, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) and texture emboss using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach to card base with strong adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment, Thinking of You, in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  Next, layer the sentiment piece onto a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of Rococo Rose cardstock.  Set aside to add to card after adding the floral piece.
  • Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the large floral onto a 4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  
  • With paper snips, fussy cut the floral spray leaving a small border (approximately 1/8″).  Color around the border and outline of flowers using the Smoky Slate Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  

Ornate Style Bouquet

  • Color the flowers and leaves using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Rococo Rose Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Light, Balmy Blue Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark
  • Attach the floral to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the sentiment piece using a strong adhesive.  
  • Using the Smoky Slate Light Stampin’ Marker to color a piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Tie into a small bow and add to sentiment using a Mini Glue Dot.
  • To complete the card front, embellish the small flower centers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
And, don’t forget to embellish the card interior!

Coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers takes me back to being a child and coloring with crayons.  There’s something therapeutic about coloring! 

The Ornate Style Stamp Set and the entire Ornate Garden Suite is full of wonderful crafting products.  Take advantage of the Early Release and have fun coloring and creating beautiful projects.  Links for the Ornate Style stamp set, the bundle and the Ornate Garden Suite are under the Project Materials section.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

For The Love of Felt

While practicing social distancing guidelines, I am taking the opportunity to use some of the kits from Stampin’ Up!  Currently, I am using the For The Love of Felt Project Kit and the coordinating Stamp Set.  Thus, I can continue to set aside snippets of time crafting while still acting as “teacher’s aide” for my grandson. Best of all, with the kit directions it’s doesn’t require that I spend valuable time coming up with card designs.  And the Love of Felt Project Kit is beautiful!  Here’s one of the completed cards:

Components separated and ready to make another of the cards!  Best of all, a beautiful storage box is included for the finished cards. 
Love of Felt card

The kit contains fun felt flowers with layers to add texture and dimension to the handmade cards.  The kit includes materials to make 12 full sized cards.  There are 4 cards each of 3 different designs.  In addition to the project kit and coordinating stamp set, the following items are recommended: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pads; Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive and Paper Snips. 

In the video below, Stampin’ Up! provides a short overview of the For the Love of Felt Project Kit and assembly:

If you’re looking for a fun project kit, be sure to check out the For the Love of Felt kit and coordinating stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting and hoping you stay healthy!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labelled Host Code.  Thank you!

Sending Flowers

Have you seen the Coordination Product Release from Stampin’ Up?  Today, I am sending flowers featuring the Sending Flowers Dies from the Coordination Product Release.  In addition, you’ll also see use of the Special Day Dies from the product release.  The Coordination Product Release features items which coordinate with products from Sale-A-Bration as well as the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  I’ll add the link below so you can check out the products available but first onto the card. 

The beauty of the Sending Flowers Dies is the main die featuring a field of flowers which creates the focal point for a card.  You can cut your cardstock, add color on the flowers, attach to a card base, add a sentiment banner and you’re done!  And if you want, add an extra touch or two.  Look closely at the card below.  Notice the mouse in the field of flowers.  I couldn’t resist placing the mouse in the flowers…it’s so darn cute!  The Special Days Dies coordinate with the Special Someone Stamp Set making it easy to stamp and cut the mouse.  Just a note, the Coordination Product Release ends on March 31, 2020, so you’ll want to place your order soon!

Coordination Product Release

 

Card Details:
  1. Create a card base using Coastal Cabana cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).  
  2. Next, add a layer of the gingham check (4″ x 5-1/2″) from the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper. (this is another Coordination Product Release!)
  3. Use the large circle flowers die in the Sending Flowers Dies to cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color the stems of the flowers using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. TIP:  Color up into the flower petal to ensure that each stem is completely colored when you add the flowers. Cut a variety of flowers from cardstock using the flower dies in the set.  The cardstock colors on the card above are: Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral.  Another tip: this is a great way to use your scraps of cardstock!  After cutting the flowers, attach to the flowers on the stems using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  
  4. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of the coastal cabana designer series paper from the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Attach to the back of the flower square using adhesive.
  5. Add the field of flowers to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals leaving room for the sentiment banner at the bottom of the card.  
  6. Stamp the sentiment, “glad we’re friends” from the Fable Friends Stamp Set, using Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the banner shape using the die from the Sending Flowers Dies.  Wrap linen thread around the side of the banner three times and tie into a small bow.  Attach to the card using Dimensionals.
  7. For the mouse, stamp using the Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut with the coordinating die from the Special Days Die set.  Add a mini glue dot to the back of the mouse and tuck into the field of flowers.  
  8. To complete the card front, add small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centers of the flowers. 
Of course, you can’t forget the inside of the card or the envelope!

In addition to using cardstock on the flowers, you can color them using your Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Markers or sponge daubers with ink.  It’ll be fun using different coloring methods.  

Follow this link:  Coordination Product Release to see the products available.  Again, remember the products are only available through the end of this month.

Another reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment below. Visit again soon, I’ll be sharing a 3-D project on Friday. Happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the space for the Host Code.  Thank you for your order.