The World’s Greatest

I think we can all agree, 2020 has been challenging!  And if you’re like me, you have a list of heroes that deserve recognition for their dedication.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is all about expressing gratitude to the everyday champions in your life. The World’s Greatest provides the supplies for you to create cards to show your appreciation. From teachers to doctors, hairdressers to delivery workers, and everyone in between—use the August kit to let them know you appreciate the amazing and much-needed work they do! 

Paper Pumpkin August 2020

ABOUT THE AUGUST KIT – World’s Greatest

Details:

  • The kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards with coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” 
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps
Other features of the World’s Greatest Kit are:
  • Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.  Perfect for all levels of  beginning stampers!
  • The kit has a masculine feel.  While the cards are perfect for anyone, the masculine card designs are perfect for the men in your life.

 

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 July to 10 August by clicking here.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

The August Paper Pumpkin kit is designed to celebrate and appreciate life’s champions and everyday heroes.  So, be sure to subscribe before on or before August 10th.  Especially during this time, sending a card of appreciation is something you can do to make a difference.

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.  NOTE: purchase a 3 month or more Paper Pumpkin subscription and you’ll receive Bonus Days coupon codes!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy crafting…

 

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!

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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!

Best Catch

Before I share my project using the Best Catch Stamp Set, I want to first check in to see how you’re doing?  Have you remained healthy? Are you adjusting to the guidelines for dealing with the pandemic? I hope the answers are positive.  For me it’s certainly been an adjustment.  My grandson, Alex,has online school and since both parents are still working, I have been helping out as teacher’s aide and staying in Atlanta.  Since we’re practicing limited contact, Alex stays with me during the week before going home for the weekend.  Then, I head out of Atlanta to our home from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  Then back to Atlanta for another week of school. It’s been great bonding time but I do miss be able to go into my craft cave.  Plus I miss the monthly card classes and spending time sharing my passion for paper crafting with others.  This weekend, I am burying myself in my craft cave and hope to complete additional projects to share with you.

Today’s card a great masculine card featuring the Best Catch Stamp Set and coordinating Catch of the Day Dies. Since my youngest son enjoys fishing, I knew the set would be perfect to create a card for his recent birthday.  The High Tide Stamp Set offers the perfect stamp for creating the water and shoreline.

Masculine card

Card Details:
  • Card base: Old Olive cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ and fold.
  • Second Layer: Crumb Cake cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Texture emboss using the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base.
  • Card front layer: Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″.  With the shoreline stamp from the High Tide Stamp Set, stamp along the lower edge of the card using Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad.  
  • Next, create the “water” with the High Tide Stamp Set using Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Stamp approximately half way up the card piece.  Create the sky by using a sponge dauber to lightly add the Seaside Spray ink to the remainder of the card.  Attach to the embossed Crumb Cake layer using a strong adhesive.
  • Using the cattails die from Catch of the Day Dies and from Friendly Silhouettes Dies, to cut Whisper White cardstock.  (Note: you can cut multiples of cattails from the Catch of the Day if you do not have the Friendly Silhouettes dies).   Color the cattails using the light and dark Mossy Meadow blends, the Color Lifter and the Soft Suede Dark Blends.  Add to card using mini glue dots.
For the Fish:

On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the fish using Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Color the fish using the following Stampin’ Blends: Mossy Meadow Light, Soft Sea Foam Light, Old Olive Light, Calypso Coral Light.  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten areas.  Lightly wash over the fish with Clear Wink of Stella.  Cut the fish using the coordinating Catch of the Day die. Next, add the fish to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • Stamp sentiment using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the 1-1/2″ circle punch.  TIP: look at photo for placement of the sentiment – punch so sentiment is on lower right part of the circle so you have room to add the fishing hat.  Add to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Use Soft Suede to stamp the hat outline and color with the Soft Suede Light Blends.  After coloring, cut using the coordinating die from Catch of the Day Dies and attach to the sentiment using Mini Glue Dots.

Lastly, don’t forget the envelope! Stamp the fishing basket onto the front with Soft Suede and color using the Soft Suede Light Stampin’ Blends.  TIP: to prevent the ink from bleeding through the envelope, insert a piece of scrap paper or post-it note before stamping and coloring.

It was lots of fun creating this card and I have plans to use the Best Catch set again for another male relative. 

Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you’re coping to the social distancing guidelines.  What projects are you working on?

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

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The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 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!

Alex’s Birthday Card

As we adjust to social distancing and a change in our routines, my focus has been on family so my posts have been few.  It’s not that I’ve not had intentions to share projects with you but my mind has been elsewhere.  I’m sure many of you can relate.  Even though my posting has not been timely, I have found refuge in my craft space.  For me, it’s relaxing and a great respite from the virus news each day.  I hope you’re able to set aside time from your day to enjoy your crafting endeavors.  Be sure to share how you’re coping in the comment section at the end of the blog.

Remember a few weeks ago, I said “March Madness” was coming?  Well, we’re in the midst of a slew of March birthdays.  The most recent to celebrate is my grandson, Alex, who turned 11.  So, today I’m sharing Alex’s birthday card.  He’s a budding musician and eclectic music lover. When I saw the Music From The Heart Stamp Set in the Mini Catalog, I knew it would be perfect to use when making cards for Alex.  One of the instruments that Alex plays is the guitar so I used a couple of the stamps from the set to create a guitar for his card.  A Night of Navy color scheme was chosen so it would have a masculine feel.  

Music Birthday Card

Alex’s Birthday Card Details:
  • Starting with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock, score at 5-1/2″ and fold to create the card base. 
  • Cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Night of Navy striped paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  Attach to the Night of Navy card base.
  • Create layers three (3) and four (4) by use the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 
  • Create a guitar by stamping with the Music From the Heart stamp set and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Stamp the “you rock” onto the card referring to photo for approximate placement. 
  • The word “grandson” is stamped using the Make a Difference Stamp Set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut around the word and attach to top card layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  • With the music note stamps, ink the stamps and stamp off twice before randomly stamping music notes onto the card front layer around the guitar.  By stamping off, the guitar stands out more.  Also use the music notes to stamp the envelope – no need to stamp off for the envelope.
  • Attach the top layer to the Navy Stitched Rectangle using adhesive.  Add to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the interior, Happy Birthday and a musical note scale is stamped to complete the card theme.

Interior of Music card

According to Alex, “the card was cool”. Which is his way of saying he liked the card!  

Reminder only one week remains…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hoping you stay healthy! 

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The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 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 space for the Host Code.  Thank you!

Nature’s Beauty Birthday Card

March Madness is coming!  My March Madness isn’t the NCAA Basketball tourney but it’s a slew of birthday celebrations in March.  My dad’s birthday kicks off the madness on March 1 so I created a birthday card featuring Nature’s Beauty.  The stamp set is perfect for creating masculine cards.  For the card design, I CASED a card on page 48 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog changing up the stamp set.  I love the design on this card and plan to use it again, mixing up stamp sets to fit the theme. The annual catalog is a great place to find designs when your creative juices aren’t working in full force!  In addition to using the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set, several other stamp sets help supply additional elements.  For additional details, scroll down past the card photo.

Masculine Birthday

Card details:
  • Card base is Night of Navy Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold).
  • Use the Woodland Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Attach to the card base with adhesive.
  • Cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.   On one of the short edges, spritz light with water, tear and fray.  Stamp the fern image (Painted Harvest Stamp Set) using the Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad onto the panel.  Refer to photo above for approximate placement.  Attach the panel to the Whisper White layer using a strong adhesive.
  • Select the wood grain and the woven papers from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Cut a woven print strip to 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Add to the strip to the card, slightly off center. 
  • Cut the wood grain print 2-1/2″ x 4″ and on one end using paper snips, cut to create a banner.  Add to the card.
  • Stamp the deer image from Nature’s Beauty Stamp set using Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a 2-1/4″ x 4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut top and bottom edges to create a banner.  After cutting, stamp ferns using the Balmy Blue and lightly sponge around deer.  Stamp grass using Old Olive and sponge around deer’s hooves.  Use a small hole punch in center of banner.  Thread and loop a piece of Braided Linen Trim through the punched hole.
  • With the Leaf Punch, cut two sets of leaves from Crumb Cake cardstock.  Attach to the back of the deer banner.  Next, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the deer banner to the wood grain banner on the card.
  • To finish the card, stamp Happy Birthday from Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White.  Then, cut to separate the two words.  Add to the card using dimensionals.

My dad is a deer hunter so the card is perfect for him.

Remember, use the Stampin’ Up! catalogs for card design inspiration.    

Just a reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314)  and the Kerchief Card Kit are sold out.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again soon for another project idea.  With my March Madness, there’ll be more birthday cards!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for February is ATS2GYY2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  

 

By The Dock

One of the exciting things about the 2020 Mini Catalog is the inclusion of stamps perfect for creating masculine cards.  A perfect example is the By The Dock Bundle.  The bundle includes the By The Dock Stamp Set and coordinating Dockside Dies.  Since we live in a lake community, I look forward to using this bundle often.  Especially the dock stamp and coordinating die…it’s just what I can use to create cards for my lake loving neighbors.  You can find this set on page 49 in the Mini Catalog.

In the short video below, Brian provides additional information regarding the bundle:

The By The Dock Bundle offers lots of versatility. Many of the elements will coordinate with products from the Annual Catalog, allowing you to expand your creativity.  The best part about purchasing a bundle – you save $10%.  

Reminder:

Sale-a-Bration is ongoing until March 31, 2020. For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax & shipping), you are able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  There’s no limit!  There are Sale-A-Bration reward offerings for $50 and $100 spending purchases so be sure to check out the Sale-a-bration online brochure.  

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

You can place your order by clicking on products under Project Materials of via the following link: Margaret’s Online Store

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!  Happy crafting…

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The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!