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.  

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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:

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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!

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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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