Leaves of Holly Holiday Card

Recently, I participated in a card swap with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators using products from the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. My swap card uses the Leaves of Holly Bundle and coordinating Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper to create a holiday card.  The Leaves of Holly bundle consists of the Leaves of Holly Stamp Set and the Holly Berry Dies. The beautiful designer series paper provides the perfect background for the sentiment.  If you send lots of holiday cards and are looking for a design easy to replicate, look no further!  

Swap cards are in the mail and I will be receiving cards from the other participants soon.  I look forward to seeing the creations and will be sharing them with you in the near future.  

Project Materials:
  • Leaves of Holly Bundle
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 11″ (score and fold at 4-1/4″); 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ for die cut sentiment panel
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper: pattern one base layer 1: 5-1/4″ x 4″; pattern two layer: 3-3/4″ x 3″ 
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
Assembly:
  1. Add the Boughs of Holly (pattern one) to the Basic White Thick Cardstock base.
  2. Layer the Mossy Meadow and the Real Red cardstocks.  Add to center of card.
  3. Next, add the Boughs of Holly (pattern two) to the Real Red cardstock layer.
  4. Die cut the label using the Holly Berry Dies.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the die cut label using the Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad. Add to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Complete by embellishing with the Red Rhinestone Jewels.

REMINDERS

The July – December 2022 Mini Catalog is now “live” and available for product ordering.  In addition, one of the biggest promotions of the summer, Sale-a-bration has launched. Be sure to check out the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 and $100 you spend, you’ll earn FREE exclusive products from the brochure.  Depending upon the amount you spend, you can mix and match products from the brochure.  Best of all, several of the products coordinates with products from the July-December 2022 catalog.  The Sale-a-bration promotion will end on August 31.  Be sure to check out the FREE Sale-A-Bration Host set you will receive with a $300 order.  

And if that’s not enough…If you’re considering joining the Stampin’ Up! team as an independent demonstrator, now’s the time to do it! Sign up during our Sale-A-Bration event and the Making Plans Collection will be automatically added to your Starter Kit for FREE. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy all the perks of being a demonstrator—early access to our products, the opportunity to earn a modest supplemental income doing something you love, and so much more!  And personally, I think one of the best perks is meeting other people that enjoy being creative! Click here to learn more about joining the fun. Plus, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and receive the rewards that I offer to members.  

It’s important to remember, it’s up to you if you wish to make it a business or if you just want to enjoy the discount on products and early access to products.  Many enjoy the perks being “hobbyist”. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program  

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: 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 today.  Happy crafting!

PROJECT MATERIALS:

Delicate Baubles Gift Tags

This week I am sharing a variety of Delicate Baubles gift tags.  Last week you were shown a clever creation using the Delicate Baubles Die.  The Delicate Baubles Dies are used again for these tags. By using a variety of cardstocks and designer papers, it quick and easy to make the gift tags. Create a variety of gift tags for your packages by selecting cardstock or designer papers to coordinate with wrapping papers.  If you don’t already own the Delicate Baubles Dies, be sure to order them soon.  The dies are on the Last Chance List!  It’s definitely a die set you’ll be able to use each holiday.   Check out the video below for tips on creating the Delicate Baubles gift tags. 

Delicate Baubles

Here’s the list of papers that were used for the gift tags:
  • Merry & Bright: Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper & Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Snowflake: Silver Foil, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Joy: Silver Foil, Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper & Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Christmas Tree: Evening Evergreen Cardstock, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper & Vellum
Assembly Video:

See how easy it is to create elegant gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies! Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order while the dies are still available.  Just click on the link under Project Materials for ease in ordering the dies.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

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. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 5, 2022).  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.

 

 

Elf Christmas Gift Tag

This cute Elf Christmas Gift Tag uses the Delicate Baubles Dies.  The idea for creating an elf using the dies is from Connie Babbert at www.inkspiredtreasures.com. She has an array of cards using the dies for holiday characters.  When I saw the elf on the card she created, I knew it would make a cute gift tag. Just so you know – the Delicate Baubles Dies are on the Last Chance List and will be retiring soon so don’t hesitate, place your order ASAP.  In the video below I show you how easy and fun it is to create a gift tag using the dies. 

Elf Gift Tag

Materials for the Elf Gift Tag:
  • Delicate Baubles Dies (use arabesque shape)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 3” x 8-1/2”, score & fold at 4-1/4”
  • 3 stripes of 1/8”Real Red cardstock, scrap of Real Red cardstock for collar
  • Gold Foil (scrap)
  • Ornate Frames Dies
  • Basic Black 1/2” x 3-1/4” & 1/2” x 3/4”
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Hole Punch
Video Tutorial

Now, you know how easy it is to recreate the Elf Christmas gift tag.  I made several elf tags to embellish gifts under this year’s Christmas tree.  

My next post will also feature more gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies.  Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order for the dies while the dies are still available.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

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. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 5, 2022).  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.

 

 

Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card

Looking for a quick but elegant holiday card? This warm Christmas wishes holiday card is the one to make.  Using the Encircled in Beauty die to cut a frame for the embossed sentiment turns a simple card into an elegant card.  Note the background designer series paper – it’s not from a holiday theme package but from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. It provides the perfect background for the Cherry Cobbler die cut frame.  TIP: To ensure the sentiment stands out on the card, first stamp in desired ink color. Then, stamp over the image with Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Using the Stamparatus ensures perfect stamping! 

Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card Materials:
  • Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
  • Encircled In Beauty Dies
  • Basic Gray Cardstock for base (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and fold at 4-1/4”)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (4-1/4” x 4-1/4” for die cut; layering piece: 4” x 5-1/4”)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper (3-3/4” x 5” for layering)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 3” for stamping sentiment; 4” x 5-1/4” for interior
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Clear Emboss Powder (from Basics Embossing Powder Collection)
  • Cherry Cobbler/Gold Metallic Ribbon
  • Adhesives of your choice (recommend Adhesive Sheet for detailed Encircled in Beauty Die)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Doesn’t the Encircled in Beauty die cut provide a gorgeous background for the sentiment?  And be sure to look at your stash of designer series papers for different backgrounds to use on your holiday cards. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

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. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas

This fun Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas card  features the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Even the packages used for embellishing the front are cut from the gorgeous designer series paper.  The non-traditional colors in the paper helps to create a fun, cheerful holiday card.  Of course, ask my granddaughter and she’ll tell you that yes, pink is a Christmas color.  She actually has a pink Christmas tree for her bedroom!  So naturally, it is a must that I use the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Below are photos of the card one with a Polished Pink border and one with a white border.  You’ll have to watch the assembly video to learn the details:)

Card Details:
  • Basic White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ for form card base.  Scrap piece to stamp and fussy cut the Merry Christmas sentiment.
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper: Snowflake Design layer 5-1/2″ x 4″; fussy cut 4 presents from the designer paper to use on the card front.
  • 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Polished Pink In-Color Shimmer Vellum – Cut the strip using the long, narrow die from the Seasonal Labels Dies.  Attach to the front of the Snowflake Designer Series Paper and snip the overhanging edge before attaching to the card base (I forgot to do this in the assembly video!)
  • Add a Wonderful Snowflake Embellishment over the shimmer vellum, then layer the presents, adding the top present with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas using Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad and fussy cut around the greeting.  Note: select your favorite Merry Christmas font (I used the Christmas to Remember & the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Sets) Attach the greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to embellish the envelope flap with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper.  It adds the finishing touch! Be sure to register to follow my posts, I’ll be sharing a Whimsy & Wonder gift tag soon.

Assembly Video:

REMINDERS

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 current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.

 

 

Merriest Moments Holiday Card

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting holiday card ideas.  This first card features the Merriest Moments Bundle. In addition to the the stamp set and coordinating dies, the bundle includes the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  With the hybrid embossing folder, the die fits into the embossing folder.  This creates beautifully textured die-cut images.  For the feature card below, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is die cut and texture embossed.  Notice the texture on the Basic White cardstock? The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder is used for it too!  For my card, I am using a sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in lieu of one from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  A list of materials is below along with an assembly video to assist you reproduce the card. 

Merriest Moments

Card Materials:
  • Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Card base: Evening Evergreen cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (for texture embossed layer); 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment (cut using Merriest Frames Dies)
  • Real Red cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack: scrap pieces for cutting mini poinsettias using dies in the Merriest Frames
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tidings & Trimming Stamp Set (or use desired sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim 
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Assembly Video:

With the Merriest Moments Bundle featuring the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create many different card designs so be sure to add it on your “wish list.”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back next week for another holiday card idea.

REMINDERS

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. 

Have a great week!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: ZWWEXW79 (good until December 3, 2021).  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.