From All of Us

One of my regular card class attendees recently had a fall and was injured.  Since she had to miss the last class, I made a note card for the class group to sign so it could be sent to cheer her up.  The Gang’s All Meer stamp set with the “from all of us” greeting along with the gang of meerkats made the perfect note card.  Aren’t the meerkats and their expressions cute?  They certainly guarantee smiles!  The Gang’s All Meer is in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and is available for FREE with a $50 purchase (before tax & shipping) until March 31, 2020.   From All of Us

Details on making the card:

The base is a Whisper White note card from a package of the Note Cards & Envelopes in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Stamp the “gang” and the “from all of us greeting” onto a 4-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Use the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends  to color the meerkats.  With the Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend color the ground.  Cut a 15″ piece of Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Color the ribbon with the Dark Pool Party Blends.  Allow ribbon to dry for a few minutes, then tie the around the card front.  Attach the card front to a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock.  To complete the card, attach the Pool Party layer to the note card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

The good news is Deborah has recuperated and will be stamping with the group at our upcoming class.  We’re excited for her return!

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 have sold out.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.  

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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!  

Forever Blossoms Note Card

In this month’s card class, the focus was on All About Flowers.  A must was using the Forever Blossoms Bundle and the Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  The cherry blossoms evokes thoughts of Spring  and the cherry blossom stamp with it’s coordinating die are perfect for creating cards and projects.  With the multitude of rainy days we’ve had in Georgia, hopefully the cherry blossoms will give us a showy Spring!  As you’ve likely noticed, I enjoy using note cards and the Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes coordinates perfectly with the designer series paper.  The idea for coloring the cherry blossoms using Sponge Daubers comes from Patty Bennett.   Just click on the link to Patty’s page for details. Sponging makes it a quick project.

If you want to make the Forever Blossoms Note Card, use a light pink Scalloped Note Card.  Attach a layer of 5″ x 2-3/4″  Parisian Blossoms Designer Series Paper to the front of the card and a 1/2″ x 5″ strip to the inside right card edge.  You want the strip to “peek” behind the scalloped card edge.

Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad, stamp the cherry blossoms onto a 5″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Also on the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Hello sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia using Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo to the cherry blossoms with sponge daubers.   To color the stems, use Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  Cut the cherry blossom stem with the coordinating Cherry Blossoms Die.  To cut the sentiment, use the Stitched Labels Dies. 

Assemble by adding the cherry blossom to the front of the note card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, attach the sentiment label.  Complete by tying a small knot bow using the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon and adhere using a mini glue dot.  

TIP: Stamp multiple cherry blossoms onto Whisper White cardstock and have a color fest selecting a variety of colors for the blossoms.  Cut each with the coordinating die and you’ll be set to create a variety of cards to have on hand.

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) has 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.

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!  

It’s a Tropical Theme

Today, it’s a Tropical Theme!  In an earlier post,  you saw a birthday card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite.  I’m loving the suite!  The vibrancy and retro look of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper definitely adds island cheer to projects.  The pineapple from In The Tropic Dies is perfect for adding to treat packaging, as well as, cards.  The two projects below were sent to Playtime with Paper team members in recognition of outstanding performance.  The Pineapple Box is a CASE from Cindee Wilkinson with dimension changes to fit the gift item.  To color the pineapple, I opted to sponge on color versus using the pigment sprinkles.   The congratulatory note card features the Timeless Tropical Bundle and the coordinating Designer Series Paper.

Team Gifts

For creating the note cards: 

Use a Whisper White note card from the Note Card and Envelopes available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Select the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) you wish to use, cut and attach to front of the note card.  Notice how I covered the entire front of the card.  The floral DSP is cut at 1-1/2: x 5″ and the green DSP is 2″ x 5″.  To cover the paper seam, use a strip of the 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim.   For the sentiment (from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set), a sticker from the Tropcial Oasis Memories and More Card Pack is the perfect size to use.  Use the Timeless Tropical Bundle to stamp the flower and cut with the coordinating dies.  The flower to coordinate with the Designer Series Paper is stamped with Real Red ink and colored using the Daffodil Delights Stampin’ Blends.  With the leaf die, cut two leaves from Old Olive cardstock.  Layer onto card by sentiment and add a Champagne Rhinestone as final embellishment.  

Yes, it’s winter but doesn’t this bundle make you think of warmth and tropical paradise?!  If you’d like to create with a tropical flair, you can order products needed below.  

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.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again soon for another project idea.

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!  

NEW 3D Tutorial Bundle and Blog Hop

Welcome to 2020! It’s January, a New Year, and to celebrate we have a fantastic New offer for you!  It’s the launch of our 3D Tutorial Bundle!  Today, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!  In addition to the 3D Tutorial Bundle, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same stamp set or bundle that has been used in our Tutorial Bundle Project.  The theme for this month is Valentine’s Day.

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, you’ll receive both Imperial and Metric project measurements.

By the way, have you checked out the amazing line up of designers for this round?  Yes, they are pretty amazing and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!

 

Time for a Sneak Peek of the projects created for the month of January:

If you want to see the full projects and receive the tutorials for each, you will need to get the 3D Tutorial Bundle.

It was so much fun creating with the Honey Bee Bundle that I decided to create a quick and easy note card to use for Valentine’s Day.  I am in love with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It is a Sale-a-bration FREE item so you can get it with an order of $50 or more (before taxes & shipping).  Check out the card photo below. How cute is the Designer Series Paper?!  

Cover the front of a note card with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then stamp sentiment using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  A piece of Gold Foil Sheet is also cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Attach the Gold Foil stitched rectangle to the card front and layer the sentiment atop the gold foil using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from the Meant to Be Stamp Set to the card interior with the Real Red ink.   

To complete the card, add Real Red Basic Rhinestones to each side of the sentiment.  With the honey bee from the Honey Bee Stamp set, stamp two bees onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black ink.   Cut the honey bees using the coordinating Honey Bee Dies. Attach one of the honey bees to the card front (refer to photo for placement) and one to the card interior.  Tie a knotted bow using a piece of the 3/8″ Real Red Ribbon and attach to sentiment layer using mini glue dots.  Also, don’t forget the envelope! 

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 January 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 January’s  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 and upon receipt of payment, will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  (Plus during Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!)  

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!  For the next several weeks, I will be traveling with my husband on a “bucket list” trip.  Therefore, I appreciate your patience awaiting my response due to limited internet that we may experience. Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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! 

 

Udderly Fantastic

Each month the top sales performers in the Playtime with Paper group receive a small gift for their accomplishment.  Naturally, the gift must include a card or tag.  Using the Over the Moon Cling Stamp Set from the Annual Catalog, I was able to make an “Udderly Fantastic” note card .  As you can tell from the “udderly fantastic”, there must be a cow somewhere on the card!  If you noticed from my past posts, I enjoy using the note cards.  The note cards are perfect to have on hand when you want to prepare a quick card.  Best of all, twenty note cards come in a set, are reasonably priced and envelopes are included. 

Over the Moon Stamp Set

Here are the steps for creating the card:

  • The stamp for creating the cow spots background comes from the Love What You Do Stamp Set.  Randomly stamp spots onto the Whisper White Note Card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  • Stamp the sentiment and the cow onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the large circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  
  • Color the cow using the following Stampin’ Blends: Light Black for the spots, hoof, and tail; Light Smoky Slate for the tail, hair tuft and shading shadows; Light Petal Pink for the face, udder and inside ears and Light Mossy Meadow for the grass.  
  • Use the large scallop from the Layering Circles die to cut a layering piece from Basic Black cardstock.  Attach the cow piece to the scallop using adhesive.
  • Tie a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the card. 
  • Complete the card by adding the cow tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Order the Over the Moon Stamp Set along with some note cards and have an udderly fun time creating a variety of cards!

Reminder:

When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials. During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.  Note: If you place your order as a guest and indicate “no contact”, I am unable to send your gift as I will not receive your name and address information.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for October is 2RS937Q3:.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

Hoot Hoot Hooray

Have you seen the Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set that is available in the Experience Creativity Brochure from Stampin’ Up!?  It’s so cute and the Hoot Hoot Hooray cards that are shown in the brochure are adorable.  The brochure contains just a few basics – kits, stamps, ink, paper and a few additional items to help you start stamping.  As a brochure, there are a less items than featured in the Annual Catalog.  Thus, it’s not as overwhelming for a someone new to stamping.  However, the stamps are great for all levels of stampers.  Check out the video below to see how easy it is to replicate the cards in the brochure using the Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set.

See how easy it is to make the adorable cards?!  I recently ordered the Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set and look forward to making a set of these note cards.  If you’d like all the supplies to make these note cards, you can order the Hoot Hoot Hooray Cards Bundle which has everything you need to get started.

You can check out the items available in the Experience Creativity Brochure by clicking here. 

WANT MORE SAVINGS ON YOUR ORDERS?  WOULD YOU LIKE EARLY ACCESS TO THE HOLIDAY CATALOG?  BETTER HURRY, THIS PROMO ENDS SOON!

Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

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