Coordinating Tea

Creating projects that have a special place in your heart is always fun.  I love the Tea Together stamp set and coordinating Tea Time Framelits with it.  Tea time with family and friends is always a special time.  Why not put those memories into your cards.  It’s even better when you can earn the Framelits from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The stamp set is available in the Occasions Catalog.  I love that there are coordinating products you can earn for free.  You can see Chad below show you the Tea Time Framelits Dies and a few samples made with them.

The Tea Time Framelits Dies includes the nine framelits shown below.


You can visit my online store here and pick up the framelits with a qualifying order through March 31st.  

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Another Celebrating Birthdays!

The card today is another Celebrating Birthdays sample from the monthly class.  It is a quick and simple card.  Yet the use of the Country Floral Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) creates a look of elegance.  The Petal Pink and Whisper White color scheme provides a soft look.  Another reminder, the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF is currently available for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  (psst – here’s a secret: the embossing folder is carrying over in the new catalog out on June 3rd but why wait and pay for it when you can get it free with a $50 order through March 31)

Below are the materials and directions for recreating the card:

Materials:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for circle)
  • Whisper White Cardstock: cut two: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (one for card front, one for interior); 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square (for sentiment)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2″ x 3″
  • Special Celebrations Stamp Set
  • Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF)
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Leaf Punch
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini-Glue Dots
  • Big Shot
  • Clear Block Size D

Directions:

  1. Use the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss one 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.  Attach to front of Petal Pink card base with adhesive.
  2. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set on the small Whisper White cardstock square.  Cut circle using a Layering Circles Framelits Die.
  3. Cut the Petal Pink cardstock square using the next size of Layering Circles Framelits.  
  4. Punch 2 sets of leaves from the Vellum cardstock using the Leaf Punch.  Sandwich the leaves between the sentiment layer and the Petal Pink cardstock circle layer.  Attach to the center of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Embellish by adding Petal Pink adhesive-backed sequins and a Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon bow to complete the card front.

Sharing Cards:

Recently I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday.  Below I am sharing the beautiful cards that were received by friends and fellow Stampin’ Up! creators.  Thank you to Gloria, Maxine, Tyler, Beneta, Shelby, Jamie and Linda!!!   I love all of the designs and the creativity of all.  Don’t you agree that they are beautiful?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

You may purchase products needed to recreate the card featured using the links below.  I appreciate your business!

Happy stamping!

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More Celebrating Birthdays

We are still celebrating birthdays and I am sharing another card from the class themed Celebrating Birthdays.  The card is a triple layer card featuring the Painted Seasons stamp set.  The stamp set is in a bundle with the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and is a Sale-a-bration selection.  Remember, it is available for FREE with a qualifying order of $100 until March 31 (or while supplies last).  In addition, the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits eliminate the fussy cutting for the added floral embellishment.  For triple layer stamping, I like to use a monochromatic color scheme and chose Highland Heather to provide a Springtime look.  This stamping method also looks great with a combination of colors so just select your favorite colors.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. 

A tutorial is available for this card.  Here is the link for the Triple Layer Card featuring Painted Seasons Stamp Set

To go with the theme, Celebrating Birthdays, a class participant surprised the group with treat of cupcakes and not just plain cupcakes!  Joni made delicious lemon strawberry cupcakes and cake.  Just look at her creations!

She cut silver cardstock with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and cut individual butterflies to use on picks for the cupcakes.   Joni used a blend of inks and glitter glue on the wings and bodies of  to add pizzazz to the butterflies.  Green moss on the picks add a touch of realism.  The cupcakes and cake were almost too beautiful to eat! 

As you can tell, the card classes are lots of fun!

Be sure to download the tutorial and share your cards on my Facebook page: Creative Stamping & Crafts with Margaret

Happy stamping!

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Celebrating Birthdays

Today the monthly card class was held with the theme, “Celebrating Birthdays”.  As you can guess from the title, the projects were birthday cards.  In addition, several of the cards involved the use of different folds.  The feature card today is a crisscross fold pocket card and is the perfect card to use when you want to attach a gift card.  I originally saw this card design several years ago on Linda Heller’s Stamping School.  Though I had made the card design before it was not made in any of my previous classes.  It is a fun card design to use and can be tailored for any occasion. The card uses one 6″ x 12″ piece of Designer Series Paper so you can make two with one sheet of paper quickly.  Plus, it’s a great way to use up extra Designer Series Paper that you’ve been hoarding!  

For the crisscross birthday card the Sale-a-Bration paper, Botanical Butterfly, was used.  This is definitely one of my all time favorite papers.  Remember, this designer series paper can be selected FREE with a $50 order until March 31 (or while supplies last).   The Amazing Life and Birthday Banners Photopolymer stamp sets combine perfectly for the card sentiments.

 

Materials:
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper:  6″ x 12″, 3/4″ x 9-1/2″ coordinating strip for belly band
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/4″ for cake oval; 1-1/2″ x 3″ for banner; 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior piece
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock: 3″ x 2-1/2″ for oval; 1″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Stamp Sets: Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set and Birthday Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove
  • Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Grapefruit Grove 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon: approximately 3″
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Trimmer
  • 1/8″ Handheld Punch (optional)
Cutting Directions:

I am providing written instructions but if you prefer a visual, check out Cindy Brumbaugh’s video.   Don’t let my written directions scare you – once you make one crisscross pocket card, you’ll see how easy it is!

  1. Along the 6″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 1/2″ the entire length of the paper.  NOTE: if the paper has a direction, be sure to score on the side that will be the bottom of the card so that the design direction is correct on the finished card.
  2. On the 12″ side of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, score at 4″ and 8″.
  3. TIP: Fold along score lines for ease in trimming.  To create a center tab that becomes the card pocket, use paper snips to cut on the 4″ and 8″ score line just up to the 1/2″ score line.  You will now have three 1/2″ x 4″ sections.  Remove the two outer sections by cutting along the 1/2″ score line up to where you snipped earlier.   You should have one 1/2″ x 4″ tab located in the center of the designer series paper. 
  4. Next cut the side angles by placing the Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Trimmer.  Line up on a diagonal from the 4″ score line to the bottom edge (refer to photos below).  Repeat on other side.  

Folding Directions: 
  1. Proceed with finishing the pocket by folding the bottom flap up.  Apply snail adhesive to the flap back of the flap and fold one of the diagonal sides over the flap pressing to adhere to the adhesive.
  2. Fold remaining diagonal over creating the “crisscross” and use snail adhesive to adhere to other flap.
  3. Create the oval sentiment by stamping the cake onto the  whisper white cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink pad.  Color as desired with Stampin’ Write Markers.  Cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Layer onto an oval of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock cut using the Layering Ovals Framelit.
  4. Stamp the sentiment for the banner and cut using the coordinating banner from the Bunches of Banners Framelits.  
  5. Wrap the 1″ x 9-1/2″ strip of Grapefruit Grove around the card so that it meets in the front.  Layer and attach the coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper to the belly band.  
  6. Attach the oval to the belly band and finish by placing the banner across the cake as shown in the card photo.  
Inside Panel: 
  1. Stamp sentiment on card with the Stazon Jet Black ink.
  2. Round corners of the card using the Detailed Trio Punch.  
  3. Use the 1/8″ handheld punch to create a hole in the top center (or use the oblong circle on the Detailed Trio Punch).  
  4. Add ribbon to create the pull tab.  

Have fun creating your own crisscross designs! 

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I’ll be sharing more cards from the Celebrating Birthdays class, as well as, showing you what other fun we enjoyed!

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Lovely Needlepoint

Today I would like to bring your attention to our Needlepoint Nook Suite available in the Occasions Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! always puts together some wonderful suites and this one is no different.  You can create some lovely needlepoint projects using this suite.  Also, our suites always coordinate to help you create a perfect project.  If you can dream it, you can make it with all the products working together.  Therefore, take a look at these products in action in the video below.  George also shares how the design artists created the suite. 

The Needle & Thread bundle makes up the base of the suite, visit my online store here to see all the products include in the Needlepoint Nook suite.  

With Sale-a-Bration still going on (through the end of March), you can get these products and take advantage of the sale so it’s a winning combination.  All the products are available through my online store.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I will be sharing a project using the Needle & Thread Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Wednesday.

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Special Birthday

March is a special birthday month for Paper Pumpkin.  It’s our sixth birthday and that means it’s time for a celebration.  It’s also a big deal to be celebrating six years of creativity.  Every month you get a new project delivered right to your door.  In celebration of the sixth birthday, Stampin’ Up! wants to say thank you with a free stamp set.  That’s right, you will find two stamp sets in your March kit.  If you are already a subscriber, no need to do anything, you will receive the stamp set automatically.  If you are not a subscriber, this is definitely the month to sign up.  Click any link below and you can be sure to receive your free set in March.

The March kit will feature eight cards with Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade as the coordinating colors.  There is also a special element in the kit.  Another great benefit is the FREE stamp set will be even bigger and better than the typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  You can use it for a variety of occasions. 

In addition, when you sign up with a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription during Sale-a-Bration you can enjoy your FREE SAB product AND redeem your prepaid code to get the March kit…which has the free stamp set.  So if you want to get started on Paper Pumpkin and get a free stamp set in your March kit, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin here today.  Do not delay as March 10th is the deadline for registering.   

Thank you for stopping by…keep crafting and look for a new project post on Friday!

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