Bee Mine Valentine Card

Isn’t the bumblebee the cutest?! Today’s card features the Bee My Valentine Bundle and the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Apr 2024 Mini Catalog. I’m using it as a Valentine’s card but the sentiment works for other occasions too. Perhaps as a fun anniversary card or just a way to express love. The cheerful Bee Mine Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background for the card. You’ll notice that the sentiment is cut with the Heart Punch…unfortunately after using, I realized the punch is retired. However if you don’t have a heart punch or a heart die, a circle punch or other shape to cut around the sentiment will work great.

Do you want to recreate the card? The cut dimensions for the cardstock and Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, as well as, an assembly video are below to make it convenient for you!

Cut Dimensions for the Bee Mine Valentine Card:
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score/fold at 5-1/2″ (card base)
  • 3″ x 4″ Bee Mine Designer Series Paper: (3) 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″; coordinating panel: 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; 4″ x 5-1/4″ (interior)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for bee
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap for wings
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

As you notice, this cheerful card is simple to assemble! And the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper is the perfect backdrop. The card is a project from the January 2024 Monthly Card Class. You can find information on classes and Class Kits To Go at this link.

And take note – the Stampin’ Up! yearly Sale-a-Bration promotion is ongoing through February 29. If you order, the Bee My Valentine Bundle and the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper for the project (or any product over $50) you qualify to select FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration offerings (Level 1). Spend $100 or more and you can select from Level 2 offerings. You can view all the Sale-a-Bration products here.

Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you join Stampin’ Up! not only do you get $125 in product for $99 in your Starter Kit, you can select the Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) for FREE. Or in lieu of the Glass Mat Studio, you can order an additional $30 in product ($155 product) for your Starter Kit. When you join, you’ll also become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and enjoy the camaraderie of individuals like yourself, that enjoy paper crafting.

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Joy of Noel Holiday Card

This month the theme for card classes is Thinking of Christmas. Four cards featuring holiday theme were created using a different bundle. The Joy of Noel is one of the featured bundles. With the bundle and the Joyful Specialty Designer Series Paper, creating an elegant card is easy! The dies do the majority of the work and the designer series paper provides a gorgeous background. For the Joy of Noel Holiday card, stamping is minimal. Just stamp the word, Noel, and die cut with the coordinating dies to create the card front focal point. If you wanted, the letters could be die cut from another designer paper or cardstock making it even simpler.

Joy Of Noel Card

If you’d like to recreate this card, the video below will guide you through the steps of creating the elegant card.

Assembly Video for the Joy of Noel Holiday Card
Cut/score dimensions:
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ for card base; 4″ x 4-1/4″ for die cut
  • Joyful Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (layering panel); gold piece 2-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ for envelope flap (optional)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 2-3/4″ for stamping & die cutting; 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior
  • Gold Foil Sheets: scraps for die cut

You can order the supplies needed to create this card in the Project Materials section at the bottom of this post.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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It’s a Zany Zoo Birthday

Can you believe it’s August! I know time seems to be flying by. Even though it’s August, I’m still sharing cards from the July card class featuring the Zany Zoo Bundle. This week’s card is a Zany Zoo Birthday Card. The whimsical card is appropriate for all ages but would be especially good for those hard to create preteen/teen cards. At least, for me those are the ages that challenge me when cardmaking. As in my last post featuring the Zany Zoo Bundle, the coordinating Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper is used for the characters. And since the turtle has the microphone (singing Happy Birthday), the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder creates a perfect base for the singer and his dancers. Below you’ll find cut dimensions and a video to help you recreate this fun card.

It’s A Zany Zoo Birthday Card Cut Dimensions:
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (score/fold at 4-1/4″ for card base)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ (layering panel); scrap (die cut)
  • Basic White Cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″ (embossing & card interior); scrap (sentiment)
  • Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper: fussy cutting & die cutting
Assembly Video

The fun characters on this card make me smile!

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August Card Class: Kit To-Go Option Available

The August class is featuring Fun Folds and will use the following stamp bundles:

  • Little Monkey
  • Seaside Bay
  • Trucking Along
  • Inked & Tiled

In addition to being offered in person, a “to-go” kit is available to craft at home.  Details & registration can be found here. Register soon – deadline is August 7!

Speaking of kits – during the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is offering all kits in the Kits Collection (does not include Paper Pumpkin) at a discount of up to 30%. 

This is a great time to order kits for yourself or to give as gifts. Everything needed to create the kit is included in the box. You can see all the kits in the Kits Collection by following this link.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting and enjoy the weekend!

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Zany Zoo – Forest Friends Hello

If you’re looking for a fun stamp set, look no further!  The Zany Zoo Bundle from Stampin’ Up! is it.  And to make the fun even better, add the coordinating Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper and you have a multitude of project possibilities.  For today’s project, the card is titled “forest friends” for the skunk and bird image.  This image has a stamp but for the card the coordinating die and designer series paper image were used.  You’ll find the sentiment in the Artistically Inked Stamp Set or select your favorite sentiment. To embellish the envelope, the image is stamped and colored using Stampin’ Blends. 

Assembly Video:

 

This card is one of four cards from the July 2023 monthly card class featuring the Zany Zoo Bundle.  Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the remaining cards using the bundle and designer series paper.  

If you’d like to know when you projects are posted,  be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out.  In addition, register for my newsletter – each month a FREE project tutorial is available for you to download.

August Card Class

The August class is featuring Fun Folds and will use the following stamp bundles:

  • Little Monkey
  • Seaside Bay
  • Trucking Along
  • Inked & Tiled

In addition to being offered in person, a “to-go” kit is available to craft at home.  Details & registration can be found here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting and have a great week!

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Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper

The Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper is a beautiful collection of papers that will brighten your projects. Like many Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers, the double sided designs enable you to coordinate and create cards quickly. The 12″ x 12″ sheets are ideal for creating stunning backgrounds. The two card examples below use the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper as the backdrop for no-stamping cards. By selecting phrases from the Wanted To Say Dies and die cutting cardstock to coordinate with the designer series paper, the cards are completed in just a manner of minutes. And best of all, the Fresh As A Daisy is also in this month’s Designer Series Paper Sale!

Be sure to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale during the month of June! It’s a fantastic way to stock up on your favorite designer series papers and expand your creative possibilities without breaking the bank. You can order the Fresh As A Daisy and the other designer series paper available for 15% off by clicking on the sale banner below.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

Fresh As A Daisy with In Colors

Have you checked out the Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper in the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog yet?  If not, it’s definitely a paper you’ll want to put on your wish list!  Not only are the designs beautiful but the paper includes all of the new 2023-2025 In Colors (plus a returning favorite, Pretty Peacock).  Today’s birthday card features one of the paper’s designs and the Cheerful Daisies Bundle.  The Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and coordinating dies offer several daisy designs. Plus the dies can be used alone to create gorgeous layered daisies.  It’s a bundle that will get lots of use in my craft room!  

The card below highlights two of the new In Colors, Wild Wheat and Moody Mauve.  Like all of the new In Colors, these blend together beautifully. 

Fresh As A Daisy with In Colors Cut Dimensions:
  • Wild Wheat Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (score/fold at 4-1/4″ for card base) and scrap (for die cutting fronds)
  • Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Moody Mauve Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (die cut)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (interior) and scrap for sentiment
Assembly Video

You can view all the project materials for this card in the Project Materials section at the bottom of this post.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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