Poinsettia Crisscross Pocket Card

In a previous post, I shared my card design for a recent Shoebox Swap that I attended.  Today, one of the cards from another card maker is being highlighted.  It is a poinsettia crisscross pocket card and absolutely gorgeous!  Linda Edwards, at Crafty Heron Designs, prepared the materials so each attendee could create the card.  Not only did Linda present this card design but she also hosted the event.  It was a delightful day and all in attendance had a wonderful time.Crisscross card

Isn’t the card beautiful? 

It was simple to cut the poinsettia flower from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Poinsettia Dies.  I just love it when images from designer series papers have dies that coordinate!  To showcase the poinsettia, the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper provides the perfect base.  The crisscross card is cut 1/4″ smaller and mounted onto a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  The combination of Whisper White and Very Vanilla makes an elegant card.  Notice how one side of the crisscross is topped with the designer series paper and the other is texture embossed.  This adds an extra WOW element.  For the sentiment card, stamp with Versamark  and heat emboss using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then, layer atop a piece of gold foil paper.  To create a pull for the card interior, punch a slit using the Label Me Fancy Punch and thread ribbon though slit. 

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A Snowy Gnome

Well, I finally ordered the Gnome for the Holidays Stamp Set!  It’s such a cute set and I’m glad I have added it to my collection.  It arrived with the Snowflake Splendor Suite and the idea for today’s project was born…a Snowy Gnome!  Using the gnome with the snowflakes on his hat in combination with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, a snow themed card came together.  Notice the background of the gnome…it’s created by masking the gnome and sponging inks to create a background that coordinates with the snowy designer series paper.  

Gnome

In the video below, I demonstrate how to color the gnome panel and assemble the card:

Materials:
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ for base; 4-1/4″ x 3″ for oval base
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ for first layer; 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for gnome; 3-1/4″ x 3/4″ for sentiment
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Inks:
    • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
    • Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad
    • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
    • Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers:
    • Ivory
    • Misty Moonlight (light & dark)
    • Highland Heather (light)
    • Gray Granite (light)
    • Smoky Slate (light)
    • Mango Melody (light)
    • Color Lifter
  • Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Dies
    • Layering Ovals
    • Stitched Shapes
  • Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes

Here’s the card from the video with a sentiment from the Snowman Season Stamp Set.  After stamping the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White, I used paper snips to trim around the shape.  

Stay tuned for more gnome cards! I have more ideas and will be sharing them soon.  I would love to hear your comments!

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It 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.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just 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.

 

 

Halloween Treat Gifts

Since we no longer have trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, I am making Halloween treat gifts for family and friends.  Stampin’ Up! has a variety of packaging options making treat giving simple.  I am using the 6″ x 8″ cellophane bags for the majority of the Halloween treat gifts and making bag toppers with the Celebration Labels Dies.  There is one Halloween treat that uses a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box (for a special recipient!) 

Halloween Treat Bags

Tips for bag toppers:

To create the bag toppers, use the largest die from the Celebration Labels Dies to cut desired pattern from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (on Sale until through October 31!) After cutting, score the center of the label. Attach to the bag using Stampin’ Seal+ and fold over the  6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag (don’t forget to fill the bag with your treats first!).  Embellish the bag topper using the Banner Year Stamp Set and the Little Treats Bundle products. This is a project to use cardstock from your scrap bin!  Use Layering Circles dies to cut tags to add to the bag topper. Additional embellishments are: bats cut from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Halloween Magic Dies, Wink of Stella (on spiders), Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, Metallic Mesh Ribbon and Glittered Organdy Ribbon. 

Halloween Treat Bos

Tip for coloring the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box: 

Use the Mango Melody, Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pads to swipe ink across the box exterior.  I found it best to swipe in one direction with a color and then swipe in opposite direction for coverage.  After adding the final color layer, spritz water to create the spotted appearance.  Decorate as desired!  

Halloween Treats

As you see in the photo above, I have made a number of Halloween treat gifts.  Using different Halloween greetings and embellishments, each is slightly different.   The Banner Year and Little Treats Stamp Sets have perfect sentiments to make small tags for different occasions.  I still have a few treats remaining so will be finishing more bag toppers this weekend so they’ll be ready for gifting next week!  

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It 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.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just 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.

Happy Fall Y’All!

For today’s post, I’m sharing the Happy Fall Y’all! card made in the October card class. The card is a project from a recent online workshop that I attended.   I did make a few alterations – changing the  sentiment and layer measurements but the card design is by Melanie Hockin.  The multiple layers and the wreath shape creates lots of visual interest. Isn’t the card beautiful?  Thank you Mel for a gorgeous card design!

Happy Fall Y'all Wreath Card

Project Materials for Happy Fall Y’all Wreath Card:
  • Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score and fold at 4-1/4” for card base)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock (3” x 3”)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (3-1/4” x 4-1/2”, 3” x 3”)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock (3-1/2” x 4-3/4”)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze background: 3-3/4” x 5”; Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze scraps to punch leaves)
  • Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Gold Hoop Embellishments
  • Autumn Punch Pack
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • In Good Taste Elements
  • Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave/Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Directions:
  1. Layer the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Mint Macaron cardstock onto the Thick Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Texture emboss the 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” Very Vanilla cardstock with the Greenery Embossing Folder. Adhere to the Mint Macaron layer on the card base.
  3. Die cut a layering scalloped circle from Cajun Craze cardstock and a layering circle from Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere together and add to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a gold hoop to the center of the Very Vanilla circle.
  5. Arrange veneer elements around the hoop and circle. TIP: gently snap off a short stem from a veneer element and add it inside the hoop. Attach the elements with mini glue dots.
  6. Layer and attach leaves onto the left side of the gold hoop.
  7. Embellish with a small ribbon bow.
  8. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad. Attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper contains beautiful prints making it easy to select a color palette for card fall themed designs.  Adding multiple layers along with texture embossing also elevates a card and is a great way to “take it up a notch.”  Good tips to remember when you want to make an extra special card!

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It 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.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just 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.

 

Plaid Stitched Leaf

One of the card’s in today’s to-go card class features a Plaid Stitched Leaf.  I’m loving the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  Though the name implies Christmas, the wide array of colors makes it perfect for a variety of occasions.  The colors selected from the plaid design for the class card features Cinnamon Cider and Mango Melody.  The plaid stitched leaf pulls the design together.  With the many plaid designs, you have a range of color selections to use.

Plaid Tidings Leaf

Project Materials:
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (2 pcs: 4” x 5-1/4”; ½” x 3” for banner label)
  • Mango Melody Cardstock (5” x 3-3/4”)
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (3” x 3”)
  • Banner Year Stamp Set
  • Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad
  • Pick A Banner Punch
  • Cinnamon Cider ¼” In Color Ribbon (3-1/4”)
  • Stitched Leaves Dies
Directions:
  1. Adhere a piece of the 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White cardstock to the Cinnamon Cider card base.
  2. Using the large stitched leaf die (and the center of the leaf); cut a stitched leaf on the upper portion of the Mango Melody cardstock.
  3. Add the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper piece to the back of the Mango Melody so that it’s framed by the leaf cutout. Adhere to the Whisper White layer on the card base.
  4. Using the banner punch, create a banner label using the strip of Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp the “with a grateful heart” sentiment from the Banner Year Stamp Set onto the banner label using the Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Add the Cinnamon Cider ribbon to the card front centered in the area below the leaf cutout. Attach the sentiment banner atop the ribbon using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the stitched leaf to the Whisper White cardstock.

Change the plaid pattern, the base colors and the leaf die used and you’ll have a variety of cards!  It’s easy to quickly create a card set for gifting (or keeping for yourself to use).  

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!  Thank you for placing your order with me.

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It 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.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just 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.

 

 

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.