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.

 

 

“Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package

Halloween will be here in a few days so I’m sharing a quick gift idea – a “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package.  It uses the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! July-Dec Mini Catalog.  This is one of my favorite “go-to” packages for small hand lotions (approx. 1 ounce size).  The packages are very easy and quick to assemble using designer series paper.   Carrying through with the Halloween theme, I’m using the coordinating Cutest Halloween Bundle and the Tailored Tags Dies to create simple tags.  Friends and family members will enjoy these “non-caloric” Halloween treats!!!  

Hand Lotion Package

Below is the project information for the “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package and a video on how to score, cut and assemble the hand lotion package.

Cute Halloween Hand Lotion Package Cutting, Scoring & Assembling:
  • Cute Halloween 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper: cut 4-1/2″ x 6″ 
    • on the 4-1/2″ side, score at 2″ and 4″
    • rotate 90 and score on one 6″ side at 1″ (NOTE: if paper has a vertical design, be sure to score so that pattern will be running vertical and score line is at bottom of the paper.)
    • turn paper again and with the horizontal 1″ score line at the top of the score board and the 1/2″ vertical score line to the right – score at 1″ and 3″ just up to the 1″ horizontal score line (this is demonstrated in the video below)  Alternate Size:  if your hand lotion tube is slightly longer, instead of scoring horizontally at 1″, score at 3/4″ – all other measurements remain the same.
    • Fold & burnish on all score lines.
    • With paper snips, cut along all of the vertical score lines up to the 1″ horizontal score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ panel piece below the 1″ horizontal score line. (This will form the bottom of the package.)
    • Fold along the long vertical score lines and insert the top into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and punch to create top of the box.
    • With a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape, Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, create a “tube” by sealing the side of the package. Place the adhesive on the 1/2″ side flap and fold other side to meet – press firmly to seal.
    • Next, form bottom by folding the flaps and sealing with strong adhesive. 
Tags for Hand Lotion Package:
  • Tailored Tags Dies
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Basic Black Cardstock (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Highland Heather (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Ribbons to coordinate 
Assembly Video

Here’s alternate 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. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The current host code is: UQS9H2DZ (good until November 2, 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.

 

 

Diaper Fold Halloween Treat Holder

Whenever I need a quick and easy treat holder, I like to create a diaper fold treat holder.  It’s the perfect size for holding a small treat.  Best of all, multiples can be created quickly.  Even though we no longer have visits from treat or treaters, I like to give small treats to family and friends.  So, I am am making some diaper fold Halloween Treat Holders using the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and the Cutest Halloween Bundle.  Since the designer series paper pack is 6″ x 6″, there is no cutting necessary making the project even easier!  Add a Halloween sentiment, some embellishment, then fill with a treat and it’s done: easy-peasy!  I demonstrate how to make the diaper fold Halloween Treat Holder in the assembly video below.

Diaper Fold Halloween Treat

Materials for the Diaper Fold Halloween Treat Holders: 
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Basic White Cardstock (good time to use your scraps!)
  • Basic Black cardstock or other color cardstock to coordinate
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (or other coordinating ink color)
  • Bone Folder
  • Coordinating ribbon, as desired
  • Holiday Rhinestone Jewels
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive (Stampin’ Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue)
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

REMINDERS

New KIT COLLECTION available! The Love, Santa Kit (Item #158375, $19)

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (6.4 x 12.1 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

AND ADD SOME BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS (Item #158381, $7.00)

12 treat bags, 3 each of 4 designs, 4″ x 9-1/2″ and Food safe

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: UQS9H2DZ.  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.

Expressions In Ink Fun Fold

Today’s card is another from the recent class featuring fun fold cards.  It’s a design that I saw some time ago and then again recently.  So, I decided to use the fun fold to showcase the beautiful Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  In addition, the coordinating Artistically Inked Bundle from the Expressions In Ink Suite adds the perfect embellishment.  This fun fold design is a great for showcasing designer series papers and helps to “clear your stash”!  Though I am calling it a “fun fold”, don’t you think it’s really a “fancy fold”? 

Fun Fold Card Design
Materials for the Expressions In Ink Fun Fold Card: 
  • Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper (select 2 coordinating design patterns)
    • from one pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
    • from second pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Coordinating Cardstock for Base
    • 5-1/2″ x 11″ – score at 1-1/4″, 5-1/2″ & 9-1/4″ 
    • 1-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4″ (for interior), 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (for sentiment label) and scrap for stamping flower & leaves
  • Artistically Inked Bundle
  • Inks:
    • Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad
    • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad (or other green to coordinate with paper selected)
    • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (for sentiment label)
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
  • Bone Folder
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

Card open view:

Note: For the interior card sentiment, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set was used.

REMINDERS

New KIT COLLECTION available! The Love, Santa Kit (Item #158375, $19)

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (6.4 x 12.1 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

The video below showcases the Love, Santa Kit

AND ADD SOME BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

 

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS (Item #158381)

$7.00 

12 treat bags, 3 each of 4 designs, 4″ x 9-1/2″ and Food safe

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order from now until October 10

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

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: UQS9H2DZ.  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.

Plentiful Plants Fun Fold Card

Are you a plant lover?  I am but unfortunately I do not have a “green thumb”.  Thankful my husband keeps our houseplants alive!  But Stampin’ Up! offers me the chance to create plants that don’t need watering or the right amount of light to survive (LOL).  This week, I have a fun fold card featuring the Plentiful Plants Bundle.  It also features the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper which coordinates with the stamp bundle. What’s great is the Perfect Plants Dies from the bundle will cut some of the images found in the designer series paper.  This is especially helpful when you need to create a card quickly.  As you’ll notice on the stamped envelope below, the plant and pot have shading.  Thanks to the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set containing Distinktive stamps which create beautiful shaded images.

The materials, measurements and assembly details are located below the card photo.

Materials for the Plentiful Plants Fun Fold Card:
  • Plentiful Plants Bundle (#155688)
  • Card base: Gray Granite Cardstock – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″ & 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper (2 coordinating pieces) – 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ & 4″ x 2-1/2″; cut 3 plants and 3 pots from a sheet of the designer series paper using the coordinating dies (alternately, stamp and die cut desired plants/pots)
  • Basic White Cardstock for interior: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic White Envelope
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine 
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

And a huge Thank You to fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Sharon Armstrong, for sharing the dimensions for this style of fun fold card.  

REMINDERS

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order.

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the  Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver now, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparking winter scene.  Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

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: 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.

Halloween Themed Fingernail File Holders

Recently while shopping at T.J. Maxx, I found Halloween themed fingernail files and wouldn’t you know, the nail files coordinate with several Stampin’ Up! products.  So of course, I “had” to purchase them!  And naturally added to my project agenda was creating Halloween themed fingernail file holders for gifting to friends.  I settled upon one of my favorite wraps to use for holding the fingernail files – an origami wrap.  Often this design is maybe called chopstick wrap or pencil holder wrap so it’s quite versatile.  As you’ll see in my video below, the Halloween themed fingernail file holders are easy to make and come together quickly.

Fingernail File Holders

Project Materials & Details: 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (refer to Assembly Video) 
    • Score one 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper at 1-1/2″, 3″ and 4-1/2″. Burnish score lines with bone folder.
    • On the upper right corner, fold the corner in so that it meets the score 4-1/2″ line and use bone folder to crease.  
    • Then on the upper left corner, fold this corner to the middle 3″ score line and crease the fold with the bone folder.
    • On the left lower corner, fold in to the 1-1/2″ score line and crease with bone folder.
    • Next, fold the right side in to the middle and wrap the left side around and attach at the back with strong adhesive. 
  • Layering Circles Dies (used the 2-1/4″ scalloped die & the 1-7/8 circle die)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Basic White and Highland Heather cardstocks (scrap pieces)
  • Paper Snips (use for fussy cutting images from designer series paper)
  • Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins
  • Tailormade Tag Dies (optional – used for tag on the Bat fingernail file holder)
  • Seal+ Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Bone folder

Decorate as desired using images from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and stamp sentiments from the coordinating Cutest Halloween Stamp Set.  If you prefer, you can also stamp images using the Cutest Halloween Stamp Set.  But as you can see in the video, using the images from the designer series paper makes the project even quicker!

ASSEMBLY VIDEO

In addition to the Halloween themed fingernail files, I also purchased fall themed fingernail files.  Wouldn’t you know, that Stampin’ Up! also has stamps and paper to coordinate with them!!!  For the fall theme, the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set provided a perfect finishing touch to the fingernail file holders. 

Nuts About Squirrels Fingernail File Holders

The themed fingernail files and the coordinating holders make perfect “little something” gifts!  I hope you have fun creating them for your friends and family!

REMINDERS

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.

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Picture a peaceful Christmas with the  Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! With shimmering silver now, heartwarming holiday wishes, and seasonal shades of ravishing red and gorgeous green, you’ll be supplied with what you need to whip up a sparking winter scene.  Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

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.