Forever Greenery “Sneak Peek”

My product preorder recently arrived and I’m loving the new products.  So I thought I would give you a sneak peak at one of my favorites, the Forever Greenery Suite.  Today’s card uses several products from the Forever Greenery Suite – the Forever Fern Bundle and the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  The catalog photos of the designer series paper are nice but just wait until you actually see the paper.  The colors are deep and vibrant so you’ll be able to create a variety of beautiful “wow” projects.  The card below is a simple card that highlights a couple prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  

Forever Greenery

Card Details:
  • For base: use a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, then score at 5-1/2″ and fold to create the base.
  • Select coordinating prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Cut the first layer of DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and attach to the card base front.  Cut the second layer of DSP to 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.  Adhere to the first layer of DSP on the card front.
  • Using the Forever Fern Stamp Set, stamp the berry stem onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Pretty Peacock Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the two sets of medium leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the shapes using the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies. 
  • On a 2″ square of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment using the Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  With the Stitched Shapes Dies, cut the stitched circle so that the sentiment is toward the right side of the circle (refer to card photo).
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment circle using mini glue dots.  Then attach the berries by offsetting by the sentiment.  
  • Complete the card by adding the sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Per Stampin’ Up! regulations, demonstrators are not able to post photos from the upcoming Annual Catalog until June 3.  But once the catalog is released, I’ll be able to share videos with you that showcase the various bundles and other products.  You’ll find the list of products for this project under the Project Materials section below.  NOTE: the Forever Greenery products are not available for purchase until June 3, 2020.  Just be sure to add the Forever Greenery Suite to your wish list! 

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!

 

Bonanza Buddies Bundle

Do you need to make a birthday card for a youngster?  If so, the Bonanza Buddies Bundle is perfect for creating a fun, cheerful card.  In addition to the bundle’s stamp set and coordinating dies, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper features party animals and prints for celebrating.   Even better, some of the images can be cut out using the Bonanza Dies.  Note: the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products is retiring and only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  I’ll be keeping this fun bundle and have ordered extra designer series paper to use on cards for youngsters in age and youngsters at heart!

Bonanza Buddies Birthday

And carry the fun to the card interior…

Card Materials:
  • Card Base Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
    • Layer 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for tag: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
    • Coordinating pattern for pennant: 1-1/2″ x 4″ 
    • Scrap for hat
    • Strip for interior: 3/4″ x 4″
    • Select an animal image from the Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for interior
    • 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ for sentiment
  • Bonanza Dies
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon: 4″
  • Assorted Pompoms
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Layer 1 Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Daffodil Delight card base.
  2. Using the tag die from the Bonanza Dies cut a tag from the coordinating pattern DSP.  Also, use the pennant die and the party hat die to cut the shapes from the DSP.
  3. Cut the animal selected from the DSP with the coordinating die from the Bonanza Dies.
  4. Stamp sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock and cut with the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Die.
  5. Assemble tag:
    • Thread the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon through the tag top.  TIP: add a mini glue dot to the back of the ribbon to hold it in place
    • Add sentiment to the tag (refer to photo for placement)
    • Attach party hat to top of animal.  Use a mini glue dot to add a pompom to the top of the hat.
    • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the animal to the tag.
  6. Add the completed tag to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. For the card interior, add the pennant across the top and the DSP strip on bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.  
  8. If desired, stamp “Happy Birthday” on the interior panel. Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.

Don’t you just love it when dies and designer series paper images coordinate?  It makes card creating so easy!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order the Bonanza Buddies Bundle and coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper before the products retire.  Even better, order the entire Birthday Bonanza Suit Bundle and you’ll receive additional products that coordinate.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!

Retiring Bird Ballad

It’s that time in the Stampin’ Up! year when efforts to use retiring papers occurs.  The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release in on June 3 so it’s time to make room for new products. Today’s card features the retiring Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  Sorry to see this paper go as it’s been one of my favorites. This card was one of the May class “to go” cards and highlights the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  For details on creating this simple card but cheerful card, continue reading.Bird Ballad Card Materials:

  • Base: Petal Pink 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold
  • “retiring” Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP)
    • Layer 1: Floral Design – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Layer 2: Polka Dot Design – 3: x 4-1/4″
    • Fussy cut a bird for the card from the DSP
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for the label and 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the interior
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set & Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments:
    • Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
    • Frosted Flower Embellishments
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Attach the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Layers 1 & 2, to the Petal Pink card base.
  2. Stamp the “Thank You” sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set onto the 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  3. Add sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add the bird to the right side of the label. NOTE: You may need to add a Stampin’ Dimensional to the side of the bird that overhangs the label.
  4. With the Old Olive Baker’s Twine, tie a double string bow.  Attach to the sentiment label using a mini glue dot.
  5. Add a frosted flower as a final embellishment.

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list and grab your favorites.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  Take note: the Bird Ballad DSP, Magnolia Ribbon Combo and Frosted Flower Embellishments are discounted!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!

 

Diamond Easel Card for Mother’s Day

Check out this beautiful Diamond Easel Card!  Before being required to shelter-in-place, our community craft club held its monthly meeting.  At the meeting a member of the Playtime with Paper team, Beneta, led the class in making the card design.  I choose a Mother’s Day sentiment and will be sending the card to my mother.  For our cards, the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and coordinating Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper combine to create this beautiful fancy fun fold card. 

Diamond Easel Card

For full details on creating a Diamond Easel Card be sure to check out Susan Levasseur’s post at this link: www.wownolacreations.com. In addition to  products and sizes required for the card, Susan has a step-by-step video you can follow.  Note: Stampin’ Blends can be used in place of the watercolor pencils and Stampin’ Write Markers. 

Making the Diamond Easel Card was a huge success at the craft club meeting.  A big “Thank You” to Beneta for leading the club in creating the card!

I can’t wait to try making the card again using another of the Stampin’ Up! bundles and coordinating papers.  Be sure to notice that the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is discounted on the Last-Chance Product List.  It is available while supplies last or thru June 2.  Grab it before it’s gone!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!

A Cheerful Hello

Today’s card design, a Cheerful Hello, utilizes the sketch from the Playtime with Paper weekly challenge.  One of my favorite papers is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, thus I thought it perfect for a cheerful card.  Notice the background layer?  The Whisper White cardstock has been texture embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Recall, this is an early release product from the upcoming catalog.  Continue reading for more card details.

Bird Ballad Hello

Card Details:
  • Cut Pool Party cardstock 5-1/2″ x 11″ and score at 4-1/4″. Fold along score line to create the card base.
  • Texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Do not add to card base yet.
  • Select two coordinating pieces of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and cut each 4-1/4″ x 3″.
  • Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White embossed layer using an offset angle for the top layer (refer to photo).
  • Cut a 24″ piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and color with Daffodil Delight.  Methods for coloring includes using the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends marker or using drops of Daffodil Delight Ink Refill and a plastic bag to die the ribbon.  If you add ink refill drops to a small plastic bag with the ribbon, massage so that ink transfers to ribbon.  Remove from the bag  and it’s important to let ribbon before using or else the color will transfer to your card.  When coloring with the Stampin’ Blends, the color will dries immediately.
  • Wrap ribbon around the Whisper White layer and across the Designer Series Paper panels.  Tie into a small bow.
  • With a strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach to the Pool Party card base.
  • Using the Hello sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the sentiment using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Embellish using the coordinating Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Before I forget, here’s the Design Sketch selected for the Playtime with Paper Weekly Challenge:

Take note, the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper and the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins are on the Last-Chance Product List.  Therefore, these products will only available through June 2 or while supplies last.  Be sure to place your order soon if you want this beautiful paper and easy to use embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!

May 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the May 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the May 3D Tutorial Bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop.  We’re each sharing a project created to coordinate with our tutorial project.  This month’s tutorial bundle feature a variety of creative projects.

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, both Imperial and Metric measurements are included for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the May 3D projects…

The card below coordinates with my 3D project and is great to use when you need a card with a masculine theme.  Be sure to “hop along” following the links at the bottom of this page to check out the other projects from the 3D Tutorial Bundle Design Team.  Sailing Home

Card Details:
  • Card Base: Balmy Blue (5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold to create card)
  • Add 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of the striped Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to the card base using adhesive. 
  • Cut the compass design of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″) and attach to the striped layer on the card.
  • On a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the small sailboat from the Sailing Home Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Color the boat using Balmy Blue Light Stampin’ Blends Marker and Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Cut using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.
  • Stamp the “You Are My True North” sentiment using Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Whisper White cardstock. 
  • Wrap the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine around the card twice and tie creating a small bow.  To hold in place, add a Mini Glue Dot beneath the knot of the bow.
  • Add the sentiment and the sailboat to the lower front area of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  • Finish by adding a Sail Away Trinket onto the card with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • If desired, embellish the envelope by stamping the compass with Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad on a lower corner.   

The Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine and the Sail Away Trinkets are retiring and offered on the Last-Chance List so grab them before they are gone!  

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 May 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 May 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!