Falling Leaves & Acorns

Yesterday, the monthly card class met via ZOOM.  Even though it’s virtual, it is fun to be able to continue creating together with others.  One of the cards from the class features products from the Gilded Autumn Suite Collection.  I’ve titled the card “Falling Leaves & Acorns” since the title describes the design of the page of paper for the background layer.  Perfect for creating fall themed cards is the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It’s a beautiful paper collection.  The Beautiful Autumn Bundle from the suite includes the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and the coordinating Autumn Punch Pack.  Woohoo –  the punch pack coordinates with the leaves and acorns in the specialty designer series paper.  Y’all know I love it when a punch or die coordinates with the designer series paper!

Gilded Autumn Suite

Card Materials and Details:

• Cajun Craze cardstock: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and folded at 4-1/4″ to create the card base.
• Mint Macaron cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” for Layer 1; strip for embossing 3-3/4” x 1-1/4”
• Layer 2: Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and pieces for punching leaves & acorn
• Very Vanilla cardstock: 1” x 3 1/4” for label; 5” x 4-1/4” for interior
• Punches: Autumn Punch Pack & Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

For the sentiment use the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad. Use the Greenery Embossing Folder to texture emboss the 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ Mint Macaron strip.   Cut 3 equal pieces of Linen Thread and tie into a small bow to embellish the sentiment label.

NOTE: The next ZOOM card class is September 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST.  Drop me an email if you’d like to attend and I’ll send you the details.  

A list of the Project Materials is at the bottom of this post.  You can place your order by clicking on the products you wish to purchase.  If desired, you may order the entire Gilded Autumn Suite Collection or the separate components used for the Falling Leaves & Acorns card. Thank you for selecting to order from my store.  I appreciate your support.

Reminders:

Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!  Redeem them on or before August 31, 2020.  Be sure to check out the Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   

Still available is the August 3D Tutorial Bundle!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.  You’ll want to get it before September 1st. 

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  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.

Gilded Autumn Suite

In my last post, photos of the Gilded Autumn Suite from the August – December Mini Catalog were shared.  So for today’s post, I am sharing one of the cards I have made using products from the suite.  There’s much to like in this suite but the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous!  The elegant designs in earthy colors and papers with copper and gold foil make it difficult to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  Even better, is that some of the images can be cut using the Autumn Punch Pack.  Combine the designer series paper with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle, add the Acorn Trinkets and the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack and you’ve got lots to use for designing Fall card and projects.

For my project, I am using three designs from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Notice how well the different patterns blend together? The Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso combine to provide a beautiful color scheme.

Gilded Autumn

Recreating the card:
  • Card base is Cajun Craze cut 5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.
  • The Gilded Autumn Designer Series layers are: 5-1/4″ x 4″, 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ and 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Add the layers to the card base using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set onto a 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut decorate ends on the sentiment label using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp two oak leaves using Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad and one maple leaf using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: when stamping the interior of each leaf, stamp off one time onto a scrap of paper before stamping inside the outline image.
  • After stamping the leaves, use the coordinating punches from the Autumn Punch Pack to cut.
  • Add the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Complete by embellishing with the cut leaves and adding a small bow tied using the Copper Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.
  • Of course, don’t forget to embellish the envelope and the card interior!

For the next step, add the beautiful Gilded Autumn Suite of products to your “must have” order list for creating Fall projects.  You can select the entire product suite or individual products under the Project Materials section below.  

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

Many Layered Blossoms

Last week, one of my posts highlighted the Blossoms in Bloom bundle.  Today’s card features the Many Layered Blossoms Dies which are part of the bundle.  With just the dies, you are able to create various floral combinations.  It makes card creating very simple.  Combining the die cut overlay with the die cut of designer series paper and you quickly have the makings of a card!

Many Layered Blossoms

Materials for the Many Layered Blossoms card:
  • Card base: Bumblebee cardstock.
  • Whisper White cardstock: for layer onto card base; for floral overlay die cut and for the sentiment
  •  Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper: for the floral die cut
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates for sentiment
  • Layering Ovals Dies – for sentiment label
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Bumblebee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon
  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals & Stampin’ Seal
Tips:
  • Use a sponge to add the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to the back of the floral overlay and then attach to the Artistry Blooms die cut floral layer. OR: attach an Adhesive Sheet to the Whisper White cardstock prior to die cutting.
  • Attach the completed floral piece to the Whisper White layer and wrap ribbon around card before attaching to the card base.
  • Add the stamped sentiment to the card across the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you enjoy creating floral theme cards, you’ll want to add the Many Layered Blossoms Dies (or the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle) to your crafting supplies!  

Reminders:

The July 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

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

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 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 July 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!   

Also, Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting…

Lovely Labels Pick A Punch

One of the new tools in the Annual Catalog is the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  The design provides six options allowing you to create a variety of labels.  Last week, I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch for the first time and it will definitely become one of my “go to” tools.  The video below highlights the features of the punch.  You can see the card using the punch below the video.

Here’s the card I created that uses the Lovely Label Pick A Punch:

The card base uses the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and Envelopes.  Three strips of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper are cut to fit inside the dotted line rectangular box on the card. Stamp the sentiment onto a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut the ends using the Lovely Label Pick a Punch.  Create a layering label piece by cutting a 3/4″ piece of cardstock that coordinates with the card base.  Texture emboss the label using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Add the sentiment label to the texture embossed label. Finish card by embellishing the label with leaf pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Then, attach the label to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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!

 

Retiring Bird Ballad

It’s that time in the Stampin’ Up! year when efforts to use retiring papers occurs.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release in on June 3 so it’s time to make room for new products. Today’s card features the retiring Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Sorry to see this paper go as it’s been one of my favorites. This card was one of the May class “to go” cards and highlights the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  For details on creating this simple card but cheerful card, continue reading.Bird Ballad Card Materials:

  • Base: Petal Pink 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold
  • “retiring” Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Layer 1: Floral Design – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Layer 2: Polka Dot Design – 3: x 4-1/4″
    • Fussy cut a bird for the card from the DSP
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for the label and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the interior
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set & Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments:
    • Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
    • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Layers 1 & 2, to the Petal Pink card base.
  2. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto the 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  3. Add sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the bird to the right side of the label. NOTE: You may need to add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the side of the bird that overhangs the label.
  4. With the Old Olive Baker’s Twine, tie a double string bow.  Attach to the sentiment label using a mini glue dot.
  5. Add a frosted flower as a final embellishment.

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list and grab your favorites.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  Take note: the Bird Ballad DSP, Magnolia Ribbon Combo and Frosted Flower Embellishments are discounted!!! 

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!

 

Beautiful Botanical Prints

Have you checked out the beautiful Botanical Prints Project Medley on page 61 in the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog?  The product medley is a wonderful kit.  In addition to gorgeous Designer Series Paper, included is a 6-piece cling stamp set, coordinating dies, and accents for creating beautiful projects. The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper features 8 each of 6 double-sided designs for a total of 48 sheets.  In addition, the product medley contains 4 sheets of die-cut accents, 2 each of 2 designs; 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays, 2 each of 4 designs; Old Olive Twill Ribbon and 12 metal bee embellishments. 

This past weekend I was able to spend some time crafting and created the following card.  It highlights a sheet of the Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  The card design is the Playtime with Paper Team’s weekly challenge and comes from Sunday Stamps design SSC202. The challenges are a fun way for team members to engage with one another and share their interpretation of the design sketch.  Botanical Prints

Card Details:
  • Create card base: Basic Black cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″).
  • Cut three strips of Whisper White cardstock: 1-11/16″ x 4″.
  • Select desired Designer Series Paper and cut 3-7/8″ x 9/16″.
  • Attach the Designer Series Paper strips to the Whisper White strips with Snail Adhesive.  Position the strips evenly onto the card base and adhere.
  • Using the triple leaves dies from the Nature’s Root Dies, emboss and cut two sets of leaves from scraps of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad onto a 3″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the shape. 
  • Referring to the card photo, attach the leaves to the top and bottom of the sentiment layer.
  • Add sentiment layer to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Finish by embellishing sentiment with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I will be using more elements from the Botanical Prints Product Medley to create additional cards and other projects so be sure to subscribe to “Get My Posts” to receive notifications of new posts.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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 labeled Host Code.  Thank you!