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)  

Matchbook Style Treat Holder

Today’s project is a quick and easy Matchbook Style Treat Holder.  The treat holders were “a little something” in the June To-Go Class packages.  The new 2020-2022 In Color cardstock provides the coordinating base for the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.  I just love that the Flowers with Every Season Designer Series Paper coordinates with all of the new In Colors! The small packages of m&m candies fit perfectly inside the Matchbook Style Treat Holder but it’s easy to place other treats inside of a small cellophane bag to insert into the treat holder.  

Matchbook Style Treat Holders

Side view of the Matchbook Style Treat Holder (with the package of m&m candies)

Side View of Matchbook Style Treat Holder

How To Create the Matchbook Style Treat Holder:

For the matchbook body: Cut a piece of cardstock 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 3-1/2″, 4″ and 7-3/4″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder.  Then, fold along the 7-3/4″ score line and staple to create a tab to hold the top closed. (remember, we’re making a matchbook)  

Next, cut the following:

  • coordinating cardstock – one piece at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and another piece at 2-1/2″ x 5/8″
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: one piece 2-1/2″ x 3″ & one piece 2-1/4″ x 1/2″ 

After cutting, add the designer series paper to the cardstock pieces using Stampin’ Seal.  Attach the layered panels to the front of the matchbook.

Stamp the “A Little Something” from the Parcels and Petal Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, use the 1-1/2″ circle punch to cut (position so that the sentiment is toward the bottom of the circle leaving room for the ribbon). 

Finish by tying a small bow using the 2020-2022 In Colors 1/4″ ribbon.  Add to the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

Don’t you love how simple it is to make these treat holders? One piece of 8-1/2 x 11″ cardstock will make four treat holders so you can create lots of treat holders quickly! 

Personal note: I did a video showing how to make these treat holders and was all set to add it but alas, it’s sideways!  After several hours of trying to edit and correct, I gave up – the technology gremlins won!!! 

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 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!  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!  

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

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!

 

Forever Greenery Leaves

In this month’s ZOOM card class, one of the cards for participants features the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  Specifically, the Forever Greenery Leaves page.  So, aptly the card is named to reflect the paper used! (LOL )In addition, the Forever Fern Bundle and the Gold Hoops Embellishments combine to embellish the card front.  The card itself is a simple stamping card so appropriate for any level of card maker.  

Materials for the Forever Greenery Leaves card:
  • Base: Just Jade cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold; 1” x 3” scrap
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 5-1/2” x 3-1/8”; 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5-1/2” x 3”
  • 2” Circle Punch
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Forever Fern Stamp Set
  • Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Gold Hoops Embellishments
  • Gold Metallic Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Stampin’ Seal 
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots

Card Directions:

  1. First, add the Forever Greenery DSP to the Very Vanilla cardstock. Then add the layered Very Vanilla cardstock to the Just Jade card base.
  2. Stamp sentiment onto the small square of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut using the 2” Circle Punch.
  3. With the leaf die, cut the shape from a scrap of Just Jade cardstock.
  4. Add the sentiment label to the front of the card.
  5. Put adhesive onto the Gold Hoop and layer over the sentiment label. NOTE: there will be a very small space between the gold hoop and the label so try to add the gold hoop so the label is in the center.
  6. Attach the Just Jade leaves to the gold hoop using mini glue dots.
  7. Tie a small bow with the Gold Metallic Trim & add to the leaves with a mini glue dot.
Reminder:

The June Tutorial Bundle is available for purchase.

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!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!  

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

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!

 

Vacation’s Over!

If you’ve been following my blog you know that for the past three weeks, my husband and I were traveling.  Well, vacation’s over and I’m trying to get back into the groove.  Guess you would say that I’m suffering vacation withdrawal!  Have you ever experienced it?  In addition to visiting places on our bucket list, we celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.  (yes, I was just a babe when we got married! LOL)  Before leaving on the cruise, I made an anniversary card for my husband.  It was definitely a surprise to him.  He wondered when I had time to make the card between Christmas, packing for our trip, removing Christmas decorations on December 26 and watching the two grandchildren on New Year’s Eve.  Fortunately, I was able to sneak in a few minutes from the busy schedule to make a simple stamping anniversary card.    The Heartfelt Bundle and Country Club Designer Series Paper from the Mini Catalog were perfect to use for creating a quick card.  

How to create the card:

Use Thick Whisper White cardstock for the card base.  Next, add a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Garden Green cardstock.  The top layer is a piece of the plaid Country Club Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″).  Punch a Garden Green heart using the Heart Punch Pack from the Heartfelt Bundle.  Stamp the dotted heart onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Stampin’ Pad.   Use heart punch to cut the shape.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Add he green heart  to the card using snail adhesive and layer the sentiment heart atop the green heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel adds a touch of sparkle to the sentiment heart.  Finish the card by wrapping the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the card and tying into a flat knot.

Hopefully, you were able to view my Facebook posts featuring photos of some of the spots visited.  As we were cruising, internet was not reliable thus I did not post as many photos as planned.  Our trip was outstanding and we were able to cross a few places off of our bucket list.  Below are a couple of highlights from our excursion to Machu Picchu.  Definitely, add this wonder to your trip bucket list.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend and check back next week for more project ideas!

Remember: 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.  

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! 

 

 

Last Minute Gift Tags

Are you looking for some quick to make gift tags?  I have you covered with these last minute gift tags.  I don’t know about you but it seems that at Christmas, I am rushing to finish wrapping presents.  Since a gift needs a tag, it needs to be quick to make.  The three gift tags that I’m sharing today are quick and easy making them perfect to create last minute.  For the three tags, I decided to use different themes for each – a snowman, a pine tree and a penguin.  

  • Penguin Gift Tag: 
    • Create a tag base by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2″ x 4-1/2″ and punch one end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  If desired, round the corners on the opposite end of the tag using the Detailed Trio Punch.  Stamp the penguin from the Playful Penguin stamp set onto the tag using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the scarf using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Fussy cut the scarf and add to the stamped penguin using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, stamp Merriest Wishes on the front and To/From on the back of the tag using the Real Red ink.   If desired, complete by adding a ribbon or twine to the tag.
  • Pine Tree Gift Tag: 
    • Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut a tree from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  With the 2″ circle punch, cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (one for the front of the tag and one for the back).  Use a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  Add the Whisper White circles to scalloped circle using Snail Adhesive.   One one side, attach the Pine Tree to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals and on the reverse stamp To/From.    Stamp the “No Peeking Til Christmas” from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, fussy cut around the sentiment and attach to the Pine Tree.  Tie a small ribbon to add to the top of the tree.  With a handheld punch, punch a small hole into the top of the tag.  Thread a thin ribbon or Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie.  NOTE:  the gold twine on my sample is a discontinued product but you can color Whisper White Baker’s Twine with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend to use in place of the gold twine.

  • Snowman Gift Tag: 
    • Create the tag base by using the Delightful Tag Topper on one end of a 2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut a 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ background piece from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to the Whisper White tag base.  Using the Layering Ovals Dies, cut a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to the background layer using Snail adhesive.  Stamp sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch.  NOTE: the sentiment is from the Most Wonderful Product Medley.  Or, select your favorite holiday sentiment to use.   

Though I have chosen to use three different designs, you may decide to create one style to use on your gift packages.  Whichever you prefer, the gift tags will be quick and easy to create last minute!

Time is running out for Holiday shipping so place your orders soon.  Note – many of the products used will not be available after January 2, 2020.  Therefore, be sure to order your favorites so you’ll have them for future use.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

Embellished Copper Tea Tin

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already.  Since Thanksgiving was later this year, it seems Christmas will be here in a flash.  I spent the weekend putting up a few holiday decorations and decided that this year, I would scale back in comparison to past years.  What’s great is the decorating is complete.  I can now relax and enjoy the holiday touches. 

That brings me to today’s project, an embellished Copper Tea Tin.  Have you seen the Copper Tea Tins in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  You can find them on page 173.  Four tins come in the package.  The tins are perfect for embellishing and for creating a quick gift.  I plan to fill the tea tins with small cookies and candies for holiday gifting.   A huge thank you to Patty Bennett for the inspiration!  For this tin, the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper creates the backdrop for the embellishing.  However, this particular Designer Series Paper is no longer available.  If you do not have this particular paper, no worries as next week I’ll provide alternatives for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin.

Details for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin:
  • Wrap a piece of 3″ x 12″ of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper around the Copper Tea Tin, secure with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Cut a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 12″ and wrap it around the first layer of Designer Series Paper.
  • Color the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon using the Dark Pretty Peacock Blends.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes while working on other project elements.
  • Using the Stitched Stars Dies, cut a star from Very Vanilla cardstock.  Layer a large star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on top.  TIP: use a glue dot in the center of the star to attach it to the Very Vanilla.  
  • On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the holly from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped image and color the holly leaves.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • For the berries, use Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad to stamp another holly.  Again, use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped lines to color the berries.  Fussy cut the berries and add to the holly leaves with Mini Glue Dots.  
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  Cut with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.
  • Assemble layers:  first wrap the Classic Weave ribbon around the tin and tie on side in a knot.  Add the star using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Next add the sentiment tag and the Holly onto the star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete by embellishing with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The tin is now ready to be filled with goodies!

Reminder: 

Refer to my previous post if you’re interested in the PDFs for the eight Make ‘n Take projects from the Pack & Play Craft Escape. Here’s the link: https://creativestampingwithmargaret.com/2019/11/pack-play-craft-escape.html

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back often as I have more holiday projects to share.

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!