Snowflake Side Fold Card

It’s always fun to find alternate folds to use for card designs.  Today’s design is a side fold shared by Patty Bennett during a team stamping event.  So, I added the fold to my “must create” fun fold list.  Using the So Many Snowflake Dies, multiple snowflakes are cut and layered to embellish the Snowflake Side Fold Card.  The Winter Snow Embossing Folder creates the perfect background for the layered snowflakes.

Side Fold Card

Materials:
  • Snowflake Wishes Bundle
  • Balmy Blue cardstock: card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” & 6-3/4”; scraps for cutting snowflakes
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper: 1” x 4”
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4” x 4” (2 pieces – for front & interior)’ 1” x 3-1/2” for sentiment
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper – for large, medium & small snowflake
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
  • Snowflake Splendor ¼” ribbon
  • Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Optional: Tag Punch to cut notch for ribbon
Directions for Assembly:
  1. Fold Balmy Blue card base along fold lines. Use adhesive to seal the card front to the card back in the area between the score lines (5-1/2” to 6-3/4”).
  2. Add the strip of designer series paper to the card front (sealed section).
  3. Texture emboss one of the 4” x 4” Whisper White cardstock pieces. Attach to the card front.
  4. Snowflakes: use the snowflake dies to cut a large, medium and small snowflake from the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and the Balmy Blue cardstock. After die cutting snowflakes, layer the cardstock pieces atop the glimmer paper pieces attaching with glue dots.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using the Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad.
  6. Position snowflakes to the card front and attach using glue dots.
  7. Add sentiment strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Embellish the center of each snowflake with a Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem.
  9. Finish the card by wrapping a ribbon around the left side of card, overlapping ends on front of the card. Tie a small bow using the ribbon and attaching where the ribbon overlaps on the card front.  TIP: to hold ribbon in place, use tag punch (or another punch) to cut a small notch wide enough to create a track for the ribbon

Be sure to give the side fold card design a try!  And add the Snowflake Wishes Bundle to your order, it’s a great set for winter themed cards.

Reminders:

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Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

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Paper Pumpkin

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November 3-D Blog Hop

It’s time for the November 3-D  Blog Hop! We were formerly the 3-D Tutorial Blog Hop but decided to make the transition to a 3-D Blog Hop.  This enables us to offer you 3-D project and instructions directly on our blogs each month.  This month we are featuring 3-D Christmas projects for you. So be sure to “hop along” to see the creative projects designed for you to use this holiday season!  

One of my favorite small gifts each season are the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers.  Of course, this year the hand sanitizers are a necessity!  I enjoy creating unique packaging for the hand sanitizers when presenting to friends and family.  A small inexpensive gift becomes special when specially wrapped.  Today’s packaging features the Snowflake Flake Wishes bundle.  

Hand Sanitiz

Project Materials:
  • Balmy Blue cardstock:
    • Base: 1-3/4″ x 10″ score at 4-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
    • Band: 1″ x 6″ score at 1/2″, 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ and 5″
  • Silver Foil: 2 pcs – 2″ x 2″ for snowflakes
  • Balmy Blue Gimmer Paper: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes
  • Whisper White cardstock: 2″ x 2″ & 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ for snowflakes; 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  • So Many Snowflakes Dies
  • Winter Snow Embossing Folder
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Banners Pick A Punch
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon: 6″
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
To create holder base:
  1. First, punch the top and bottom of the 10″ strip of the Balmy Blue with the Scalloped Tag Topper.
  2. Then, texture emboss using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  Note: slide each side of the holder strip into the embossing folder up to the score line on each side.  To seal the top, match the scalloped edges and close with glue dots.
  3. Now, wrap the band around the holder and seal the overlapping piece with a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive or Stampin’ Seal+).  TIP: do not attach the band to the holder base but use it to slide up/down to insert or remove the hand sanitizer.
Embellishing Hand Sanitizer Holder
  1. Cut the snowflakes using the mid-sized and smallest snowflake dies.  For my snowflakes, I cut the following: two Silver Foil using the same medium sized snowflake die; Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper: one using the 2nd largest snowflake die & one using the smallest snowflake die and from Whisper White cardstock: one small snowflake and one medium snowflake.  Create the snowflakes by layering the pieces and attaching each with glue dots.  To complete each snowflake, add a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem to the center. Notice, you will have one snowflake that is slightly larger than the other. Below is a photo of the dies used:
  2. Using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White strip.  Then, create the banner end using the Banners Pick A Punch.
  3. Wrap the Silver Metallic ribbon around the holder band and adhere.  TIP: place the seam on the front of the band so you can cover it with a snowflake.
  4. Add the largest snowflake with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional placing it over the seam where the ribbon overlaps.
  5. With glue dots, add the sentiment banner to the top of the holder.
  6. Finish by adding the remaining snowflake to the top of the holder beside the sentiment using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Insert the sanitizer into the holder. 
See how easy it is to make the hand sanitizer holders?

 Remember, you can create a holders for a variety of occasions just by using different embossing folders and dies.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s 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.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Now to start “blog hopping” to see other fun holiday themed 3D projects:

 

 

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Color Challenge Project

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day-long FB event hosted by another demonstrator.  It’s always fun to attend events to learn new techniques and gather ideas for paper crafting. And though it was a virtual event, we were still able to share and create with one another. During the event, the host posted a variety of challenges to engage attendees.  One was a color challenge project – we were to select 3 or 4 colors from the colors provided to create our project.  The list of colors were Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana.  Since it was a challenge, rules included no CASE-ing of a project – only use for inspiration. Plus, it had to be a new project and not one previously shared.  We had 30 minutes to work on our color challenge project before the next presentation so I had to work quickly!

So what colors did I select for my project? I chose a color combination of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Since Christmas projects are on my agenda for the next several weeks, I wanted to create a card in non-traditional holiday colors. The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and the Pine Woods Dies work together perfectly for a quick card design. 

Non-traditional Holiday Card  

Card Details:
  1. Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  Note: card is a side opening card.
  2. Layer one: Basic Black cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  3. Layer two: Coastal Cabana cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then using a sponge dauber, dab the raised evergreen trees with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Allow to dry for a few minutes before attaching to the Basic Black cardstock layer.  
  4. Select pine tree die and use to cut the design from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using the portion with the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green colors. With paper snips, cut and remove the tree trunk to create an evergreen tree. 
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2-3-4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Stamp the sentiment using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad onto the Whisper White label.  TIP:  position the sentiment so that there is area to overlap the tree onto the label. Happy Holidays is from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Layer the two labels. 
  6. Position the tree overlapping the label and attach with adhesive.  Next, add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the label and to the tree branches, cutting as needed, then attach to the  card front.
  7. Complete by embellishing the sentiment with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

It was lots of fun to participate in the color challenge!  Which color combination would you select?  Comment and let me know!

Reminders:

Peace & Joy Bundle Give-Away: Be sure to comment to enter. Today’s the last day to enter!  You can read give-away details here

Curvy Celebrations has started!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Margaret’s 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.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Gift Wrapped Christmas Card

Today’s card, a gift wrapped Christmas card, is the card design I chose for a recent Shoebox Swap cardmaking event.  With a Shoebox Swap, the goal is to make kits for each participant for reproducing the card design.  Place the cardmaking materials in a shoebox and participants recreate the project from each shoebox.  It’s lots of fun and a great way to make a variety of cards.   The Gift Wrapped Bundle along with the Beautiful Boughs Dies creates an easy to replicate card.

Gift Wrapped

Card Materials:
  • Card base: Real Red cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ for side fold card
  • Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ for texture embossed layer; 3/4″ x 3″ for sentiment and 3″ x 3″ for bow
  • Tis The Season Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″; 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock: 3″ x 5″ (die cut 2 of the medium boughs from the Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gold Foil Paper: 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut 2 pinecones using small pinecone die from Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gift Wrapped Bundle
  • Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (or other embossing folder of you choice)
  • Beautiful Boughs Dies
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, & Color Lifter
Details:

With the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, texture emboss the Whisper White layer.   Attach the embossed layer to the Real Red card base using a strong adhesive.  Next, add the strips of Tis the Season Designer Series Paper with the vertical strip approximately 1″ in from the left side on the Whisper White layer and the horizontal strip approximately 1-1/4″ from the top of the layer.  Then, select the bow stamp from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set and stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  Color using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light & Dark Real Red.  Tip: use the Color Lifter and Dark Flirty Flamingo to create highlights on the bow.  After coloring, use the Gift Bow Builder Punch to cut the bow shape. 

Assembly:

Next, start assembly by positioning the pine boughs to the card where the two pieces of designer series paper intersect (use the bow to help determine placement.)  Once the position is determined, attach the boughs with glue dots.  Next, add the two gold pinecones.   Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the bow. Use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White and with paper snips cut a “v” shape tail on the end by the sentiment.  To finish the card, adhere the tag using glue dots and tucking under the boughs. 

For me, it’s time to start focusing on Christmas. It seems after Halloween passes, time speeds up and bam! Christmas is here.  So, this year my goal is to mail holiday cards earlier to friends and family.  Be sure to stay tuned!  I have lots of holiday cards that I’ll be posting.

Reminders:

To celebrate 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.  Tomorrow, October 31st is the last day to take advantage of the sale.  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!  

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Lovely Labels Pick A Punch

One of the new tools in the Annual Catalog is the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  The design provides six options allowing you to create a variety of labels.  Last week, I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch for the first time and it will definitely become one of my “go to” tools.  The video below highlights the features of the punch.  You can see the card using the punch below the video.

Here’s the card I created that uses the Lovely Label Pick A Punch:

The card base uses the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards and Envelopes.  Three strips of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper are cut to fit inside the dotted line rectangular box on the card. Stamp the sentiment onto a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and cut the ends using the Lovely Label Pick a Punch.  Create a layering label piece by cutting a 3/4″ piece of cardstock that coordinates with the card base.  Texture emboss the label using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Add the sentiment label to the texture embossed label. Finish card by embellishing the label with leaf pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. Then, attach the label to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Reminder:

There is still time to purchase the June 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 June 30, 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 June 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!  From now through June 30th, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Pick A Free Bundle Promotion. When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp and tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. So it’s a great time to join!  Click here to join.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!  

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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!

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