Autumn Theme Bag Topper

Since transitioning to virtual card classes due to the pandemic, registrants receive a “little something” extra with the kits.  This month, an autumn theme bag topper added to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag was perfect for the special treat.  Even better, the bag topper is quick to make using the Celebration Labels Dies.  The dies and Celebration Tidings Stamp Set are available together in the Celebration Tidings Bundle. For an autumn theme, the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper is ideal.

Treat Bag with Topper

Bag Topper Tips:

For creating a bag topper, the Celebration Labels Dies offer a range of sizes so you can create toppers for a variety of bag sizes. Just lay a die across the top of the bag to determine the size needed.  After die cutting your designer series paper or cardstock, place the label on your scoring board aligning the notches on the label and score to create the fold line. To seal bag top, use Stampin’ Seal+ on the label and fold across the bag opening. As noted, I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper for my project bag toppers.  The designer series paper is perfect for an autumn theme bag topper.

For the autumn theme treat bag, a coordinating gift tag is added to the bag topper.  Cut one end of a 3-1/4″x 3/4″  piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Then, stamp the “just for you” from the Celebration Tidings Stamp Set onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using the Autumn Punch Pack, cut leaves and acorns from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Add the leaves to the tag with glue dots and use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the acorn.  Next, add a small bow to the gift tag.   To finish, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the gift tag.  

Creating bag toppers using the Celebration Labels Dies is quick and easy!  Adding this special touch to a cellophane bag elevates the simplest treat.  With upcoming holidays, consider ordering the Celebration Tidings Bundles so you can quickly turn a “little something” into “something special”!

Reminders:

The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for September is: 2EAKUGQC.  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.

 

Little Treat Box

School’s back in session for my grandson, Alex.  Well, sort of back in session! Currently, all classes are virtual so he’s spending lots of time online.  There’s disappointment that in-person class and meeting new classmates isn’t occurring.  As I did in the Spring, I’m assisting Alex with the new online learning platform while both parents are working.  So, my blog posting schedule is off sync a bit.  Hoping to be back on schedule next week.  To keep Alex’s spirits uplifted, I made a little treat box to give him after one of his online sessions this week.  Using the Little Treats Bundle, the treat box was quick and easy to make.  And it’s the perfect size for a couple of small treats!

treat holder

Additional details:

The Plaid Tidings 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper is cut using the Little Treat Box Dies from the Little Treats Bundle.  After cutting the treat box, fold along the score lines and tuck the tabs into the slits to form the box.  The front and back flaps can be closed by a ribbon tie or if desired, add a small amount of adhesive along the side to adhere to the box.  To embellish the box, cut two leaves using the Stitched Leaves Dies.  For the leaves to coordinate with the plaid designer series paper, Cajun Craze and a Brushed Metallic cardstock were selected.  Next, stamp the sentiment from the Little Treats Stamp Set using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The stitched, scalloped circle in the Little Treats Box Dies is the perfect size for the sentiment.  

Making the little treat boxes couldn’t be simpler!  Even better is how quickly the treat boxes are to make.  You’ll want to order the Little Treats Bundle so you’re prepared to make “a little something” treats for all occasions!

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  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.

Triple Panel Floral Card

The project today is a triple panel floral card.  When I need to make multiple cards of one design, I like to use panels of repeat designs.  The repeat designs can either be stamped images or designer series paper images.  So for this card, the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper provides the repeat floral design.  Notice the texture?  Each of the panels is texture embossed using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
Triple Panel Floral Card

Recreating the card:
  • Create a card base using Poppy Parade cardstock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut 3 strips of Just Jade cardstock: 4″ x 1-11/16″. 
  • Cut 3 strips of the Flowers for Everything Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8″ x 1-9/16″.
  • Attach the designer series paper to the Just Jade cardstock strips.  Then, texture embellish using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Evenly space the layered strips onto the card base front and attach using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Meant to Be Stamp Set onto a 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies (2nd smallest oval).
  • Using the 2nd largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies, cut a 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Just Jade cardstock.  Next, add the sentiment label using Stampin’ Seal.  
  • Add the layered sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish with the Crushed Curry resin dots from the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.  Then add a Just Jade Ribbon bow.

You can use the triple panel card design for portrait or landscape cards.  Plus, adjusting your sentiment label and adding a few more embellishments enables you many design possibilities.

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  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.

Simple Plaid Card

Today, I’m sharing a simple plaid card that requires very little time to create.  Additionally, the color scheme of red, black, white and crumb cake is great  for a masculine theme card.  One thing that makes this card simple is the use of the Adhesive Sheets on the cardstock layers prior to cutting with the Builder Plaid Dies.  Just add an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock prior to being cut with the dies.  After cutting, you just peel the backing, place the plaid layer atop the other layer and press to attach.  Couldn’t be any easier!  Congrats Plaid Card

This simple plaid card features the black cardstock cut with the open plaid die and the crumb cake cut with the small square plaid die.  The sentiment is from the Many Mates Stamp Set.  Be sure to check out the stamp set, it has some wonderful sentiments and uses a variety of fonts.  Card materials and tips for assembly are below:

Materials:
  • Card Base: Real Red cardstock
  • Layer 1: Basic Black
  • Plaid Layers: Whisper White cardstock – for plaid base, Basic Black cardstock & Crumb Cake cardstock
  • Adhesive Backed Sheets
  • Dies: Best Plaid Builder Dies; Stitched So Sweetly Dies (for sentiment)
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (to create a black rhinestone, color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends)
  • Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer (or other paper cutter)
  • Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tips:
  • Cut the layers for the plaid the size of the card front (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  
  • Layer the black open plaid design onto the Whisper White cardstock layer, press firmly.  Follow with adding the Crumb Cake cardstock layer. Then after adding each of the the plaid layers, use the Paper Trimmer to cut along each side to obtain a 3-3/4″ x 5″ plaid layer.  
  • Add the cut plaid layer to the Basic Black Layer using a strong adhesive.  

In an earlier post, I shared a stepped up version of this card featuring an additional plaid layer.  You can find the details here.  Of course, it’s time for me to come up with another color scheme to use for a plaid design!  

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 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 July 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 today.  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

another Peony Gift Box

Included in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! are 3-1/8″ square Acetate Card Boxes.  While perfect for holding 3″ x 3″ cards, the boxes are also perfect for using as a small gift box.  So for today’s project, I have another Peony Gift Box for you.  Yes, I’m loving the Peony Dies and the peony is the perfect size for the acetate box.  

Peony Gift Box

Materials for the Peony Gift Box:

  • 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” Acetate Card Box
  • Square Vellum Doily
  • Dies: Peony Dies and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Cardstocks: Calypso Coral, Basic Black Cardstock (scrap), Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stamp Set: Many Mates
  • Tool: Sponge Dauber
  • Embellishments: Elegant Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
TIPS:
  1. When adding the Square Vellum Doily, place the glue dots in an area that will be covered by the sentiment label and the peony.
  2. Sponge each of the peony layers prior to assembling the peony.
  3. Slide each layer of the Peony Petals into one another to assemble the peony ensuring that the bottom edges align.
  4. For added dimension to the peony, add a Stampin’ Dimensional between the layers. 

Inside of the Peony Gift Box, I am placing small candies that are going to a friend.  Here’s another idea…By changing the sentiment to “Just a Note” and adding 3″ x 3″ cards, another perfect gift is created.  What do you plan on adding to your gift box?  Let me know in the comments section. 

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 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 July 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 today.  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

 

Red, White & Blue

Later this week, we celebrate the July 4th holiday in the U.S.  So, the design challenge for the Playtime with Paper team celebrates the holiday. Team members are to create a patriotic project using the Red, White & Blue color scheme.  Each week, it’s fun to see the cards and projects that team members create.  It’s always inspiring to see the different interpretations of the challenges. For my project, I chose to create a card that I’ll be mailing to friends. Since we’ll not be together this year, it’s a reminder to still celebrate!

Red, White & Blue

Here’s how to create the Red, White & Blue card: 

For the card base, cut Night of Navy cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then score at 4-1/4″ & fold. On the top portion of the card, the Playing with Patterns Designer Series (4″ x 2-3/4″) provides perfect faux fireworks.  On the bottom portion, add the red and white stripe from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (4″ x 2-1/2″).  To cover the seam of the designer series papers, use a 1″ x 4″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  With the Stitched Stars Dies, cut the chain of stars from a 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Real Red cardstock and add to the card using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Additionally, the five red stars from the center of the star chain can be attached using Mini Glue Dots.  For the sentiment, use a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  You’ll find the sentiment in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch and add to card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the final touch, embellish with Red Rhinestone Jewels.  If desired, add additional stars to the card interior.

Reminders:

The Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration ends on June 30. Place a qualifying order of $250 and you’ll receive $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards.  What are Stampin’ Rewards?  It’s free product that you earn based on the amount you spend on a single order.  It’s the way that Stampin’ Up! likes to say thank you!  So, place your online order by 11:50 p.m. MT.

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.

There’s 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 allowing 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!  

Better hurry though, as these offers end tomorrow (June 30th).

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on link to order)