Nature’s Harvest: Sending Healing Thoughts

Wow, it’s Wednesday, the day is coming to an end and I’m just now working on the post for today!  The Labor Day weekend has thrown me off schedule (LOL).  Today, I’m sharing the last of the August card class Nature’s Harvest cards.  This card is sending healing thoughts.  Notice the textured background?  It’s created using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and included in the Harvest Meadow Suite.  You’ll want to add this embossing folder to your “must have” list as it creates a beautiful textured backdrop. Below you’ll find the list of materials for recreating the Sending Healing Thoughts card and a video to assist with assembly.  

Nature's Harvest Bundle

Card Materials:
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle 
  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (score & fold at 4-1/4″ for card base); 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (for texture embossing), scrap strip for sentiment; piece to die cut branch 
  • Nature’s Meadow Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/2″ (panel strip)
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: piece to die cut one coneflower (2″ x 4″ approx)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: piece to die cut one coneflower (2″ x 4″ approx); 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior 
  • Inks: Bumblebee, either of the following: Early Espresso, Soft Suede or Crumb Cake
  • Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Metallic Pearls: gold
  • Adhesive -Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or other Die Cutting Machine
  • Optional: Wink of Stella, Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends; Stampin’ Write Marker or Soft Succulent Ink for splattering
Assembly Video

This completes the cards from the August Nature’s Harvest monthly class.  But stay tuned as I’ll be using this bundle and other elements from the Harvest Meadow Suite for other creations!  

REMINDERS and the New Christmas Whimsy Kit!

Time is running out to take advantage of one of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration.  This promotion ends on September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST (Last day to order this fun kit is September 10)

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

New and now available – Christmas Whimsy Kit

Christmas Whimsy Kit

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!  Click here to order your Christmas Whimsy kit.

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. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  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.

 

Nature’s Harvest “Never Forget” Card

Today I’m back with another of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle August Class cards.  I’m calling this the “never forget” card since the wording is from the sentiment. Just like the “good luck” card, this card is simple but beautiful.  You’ll notice the die cut stalk (sheath of wheat or grass?) cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty  Paper.  This paper is one of the FREE items available in the current Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It’s a gorgeous paper and adds elegance to the card front.  Plus, it coordinates beautifully with the Crumb Cake/White color scheme.  

Nature's Harvest

Nature’s Harvest “Never Forget” Card Materials:
  • Harvest Nature’s Bundle
  • Basic White Thick cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”; score at 4-1/4” for base) and scrap piece for sentiment
  • Crumb Cake cardstock layer 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 5” x 3-3/4”
  • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper 2-1/2” x 5” (FREE Sale-a-Bration product)
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
  • Ornate Frames Dies
  • Adhesives
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Are you interested in the card classes? Card classes are offered via a To-Go Kit.  The kit includes precut materials and embellishments for creating the projects.  Assembly instructions are provided via video.  There is also the option for purchasing the featured stamp set or bundle.  You’ll need to supply yourself with adhesive(s) and the inks.  All other materials are included in the kits. 

The next To-Go kit features holiday cards, email me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com) and put October Card Kit in the subject line for details on the class.  Also if you’d like to be added to the mailing list for card classes, let me know via email. 

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

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. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The August host code is: 79GAWNYJ.  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.

Beauty Of The Earth Suite

Happy Friday! For this week’s post, I am featuring the Beauty of the Earth Suite. The Beauty of the Earth Suite includes the Beauty of Friendship Bundle, the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  Today’s cards are two of the designs from Playtime with Paper team member and Peach State Stamper, Linda Edwards.  Each card showcases the aptly named Beauty of the Earth Suite.  I’m calling the first card a “panel card” and the second card a “thinking of you card”.   Below each card, I’ll share a few details for creating each.

Beauty of the Earth Panel Card

Tips for creating the Beauty of the Earth “Panel” Card:
  • Select the desired Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper that you wish to use as the long panel and cut a panel 1″ x 4-1/4″.  Using the designer series paper as your guide, select a coordinating color for your card base and the layer for adhering the panels.  For this sample, Misty Moonlight cardstock has been selected. Cut card base (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″) and panel layer 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.
  • Using Basic White Cardstock (CS), cut the following pieces: 5-1/4″ x 4″; 3″ x 2-1/8″; 1-1/2″ x 2-1/8″. 
  • To add texture to the large piece of Basic White cardstock, texture emboss using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.  Next, attach to the card base using a strong adhesive.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment and the tree onto the remaining Basic White CS panels.  
  • Attach the Beauty of the Earth DSP panel and the stamped panels to the base color cardstock layer. 
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the DSP panel three (3) times and attach to the back of the cardstock.  Tie a small bow with the Linen Thread & attach to the wrapped threads using a glue dot.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add layer to the card base atop the bark embossed layer.
  • Complete the card front by die cutting a bird using the Beautiful Trees Dies.  Add to the card front using a glue dot.  
Now for the Beauty of Earth “Thinking of You” card: 
Beauty of the Earth Thinking of You Card
Tips for creating:
  • Create the card base using Thick Basic White cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″).
  • Cut Bumblebee cardstock(CS) panel 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Using the splotch stamp from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set & Bumblebee Ink Pad, stamp on the upper right & lower left corners.  Attach to the card base. 
  • A panel of Early Espresso is cut 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and texture embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (or use the Bark 3D Embossing Folder)
  • The background panel (4″ x 3″)  for the tree is cut from the Beauty of the Earth DSP.  For the grass, use a Blender Brush to apply Old Olive ink to the lower portion of the panel.  Stamp the ground area using Early Espresso.  Layer the panels onto the card – refer to the card photo to note how to place the panels.
  • Using the Beautiful Tree Dies, cut the tree base & leaves from the Beauty of the Early DSP.  With adhesive, add the tree base to the background DSP layer.  Next, add the leaves panel to the tree base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Embellish the card by die cutting two birds from a scrap of Bumblebee cardstock and attach to the tree with glue dots.  
  • Finish by stamping the Thinking of You sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Basic White CS and cut with the coordinating die.  Place it atop a strip of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and attach to the card front.  

After seeing these two cards, don’t you want to add the Beauty of the Earth Suite to your “must have” list?  I know I did!!!  Thank you Linda for these gorgeous card designs featuring the Beauty of the Earth Suite.  You can see more of Linda’s creativity at Crafty Heron Designs

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Hurry only 5 days remain! The Last Chance Product Sale ends on June 30.  Click here to check out the Last Chance Products.

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!  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! 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BRA2WKZ2.  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.

 

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.

 

Creating Design Interest

Do you find yourself challenged creating design interest on cards? Today’s card may just help.  Using a variety of techniques, design interest is being created on the card.  First, notice the Daffodil Delight card base.  By stamping color on color, it creates design interest.  Then, the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer is askew on the card base.  In addition, the Misty Moonlight cardstock is texture embossed.  Next, a piece of designer series paper is cut into a circle and topped with a sentiment banner piece.  That’s a total of five shapes and techniques for creating design interest.  While it took me some time to adapt to adding cardstock askew on card fronts, I must admit it does add visual interest and is a nice change from typical card layering techniques.  Visual Interest

Card Details:
  • Create the card base using a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Score at 5-1/2″ and fold.  
  • Using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the small flowers on the card base front.  The flowers are from the Field of Flowers Stamp Set.
  • Next, cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Texture emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (this is becoming a favorite of mine!). 
  • Then, add the Misty Moonlight embossed layer to the card front placing it askew.  After adhering, trim the overhanging cardstock edges.
  • With the Layering Circles Dies, cut a coordinating floral print from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  Add to the Misty Moonlight cardstock layer.  TIP: if you own the retired 2-1/2″ circle punch, use it in lieu of the 2-1/2″ layering circles die especially if you’re short on time! 
  • On a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock, use the Banner Punch to create a banner tail on the right side of the strip. Next, stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Pad.  The sentiment is found in the Lovely You stamp set.  With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the banner strip to the card front and across the designer series paper circle.  If cardstock overhangs on the left side, trim the cardstock so that it’s even with the side of the card.  
  • To finish the card, add a knotted bow to the side of the sentiment.  The knotted bow uses the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon.

Now, it’s your turn to start creating visual interest!  Share in the comments section other ideas.

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!  Happy crafting…

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Blossoms In Bloom

At the recent Luv 2 Stampin GA group meeting, we held a card swap to share card ideas with one another.  For my creation, the goal became combining new product with retiring products. For the new product, I choose the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle. The Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies offer versatility for creating beautiful floral themed cards.  Mark your calendar, you can order this set on June 3, 2020.  For the card below, I stamped the blossoms stamp and die cut an overlay from the retiring Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.  I love the look the designer series paper gives to the flowers.  Details for you to recreate the card are below.

Blossoms In Bloom Card Details:
  • Create card base by cutting a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • With the Many Layered Blossoms Dies, cut the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper (6″ x 6″ piece) to create overlay. Check out the discounted price under Project Materials below!
  • Cut Whisper White cardstock layer – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use the cut blossoms layer as your guide to determine where to stamp the flower centers.  
  • Using the large blossoms stamp from the Blossoms In Bloom Set, stamp onto the Whisper White cardstock with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Attach to the Rococo Rose card base using adhesive.
  • Add the blossoms overlay to the stamped blooms using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White (approximately 1/2″ x 2-1/2″), stamp the sentiment using Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad.  This sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  After stamping, cut a “v shape” to create a pennant end.  Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Finish the card by tying a knotted bow using the Rococo Rose Scalloped Ribbon and attach beside the sentiment with glue dots.

The Blossoms In Bloom Bundle will offer you lots of creative options.  Be sure to order it on June 3 and have fun using Designer Series Papers to create different layering pieces.  

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and 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!