Christmas Banner Holiday Card

Today’s project features a Christmas Banner holiday card that is easy for mass production.  There’s little stamping and the use of designer series paper layered onto cardstock completes the look.  While I am using non-traditional colors, it’s easy to swap out the colors and use a designer series paper with a traditional holiday color scheme.  Watch the video below to see how simple it is to make the Christmas Banner card.  NOTE: The Christmas Banner Bundle is retiring soon!  Order it soon – then you will have it available to use on next year’s holiday cards!  

ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Christmas Banner Holiday Card Project Materials/Dimensions:

January Class Kit To-Go: Country Floral Lane

We’ll be using the new product suite, Country Floral Lane, from the Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog to create 4 beautiful cards.

Kits include precut/scored cardstocks, designer series paper, embellishments, ribbons, die/punch cuts and any embossed pieces needed for projects. There are no stamped images or sentiments provided.

Video links will be emailed for instructions on completing the projects.

Option 1: Kit materials plus the Country Bouquet Bundle $50 + $7 shipping (or shipping waived if porch pickup)

Option 2: Kit materials only – $25 includes the shipping 

Registration Deadline for Kit To-Go: January 9, 2023

Kits will ship on January 18, 2023.

Register Here

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

“Raccoon” Note Card

The Wild & Sweet Stamp Set in the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog features three animal designs that are perfect for creating note cards (as well as, standard cards).  Due to the detail of the animal images, coloring isn’t required. Today’s feature, the raccoon note card, is perfect for sending that simple greeting. And, isn’t this just the sweetest raccoon you’ve ever seen?  

How to make this card..

Stamp the raccoon onto a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock (4-5/8″ x 3-1/8″) using Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad.  Using Balmy Blue Ink and a Water Painter, carefully apply a light wash around the image of the raccoon. Color the grass using the Garden Green Watercolor Pencil (use it dry to avoid smearing the gray ink).  Stamp the “hey there” sentiment from the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set using the Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad. Next, add the stamped layer onto a piece of 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ Basic Gray cardstock. Finish by adding the layered panel to the front of a Note Card. For an extra touch, partially stamp the raccoon on the front edge of the note card envelope. 

Often a simple note card is all you need when letting someone know you’re thinking of them. With the Wild & Sweet Stamp Set, you can quickly create a batch of simple note cards to have available when needed.

REMINDERS

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

ABOUT THE KIT “From the North Pole”

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

Item Number: 162416        Item Price: $4.00 USD 

Add-on details:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag size: 4″ x 6″ 

Time is running out ..subscribe no later than November 10, 2022 to receive the Paper Pumpkin “From the North Pole” tag kit.  Click here to register.  

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

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Leaves of Holly Holiday Card

Recently, I participated in a card swap with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators using products from the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. My swap card uses the Leaves of Holly Bundle and coordinating Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper to create a holiday card.  The Leaves of Holly bundle consists of the Leaves of Holly Stamp Set and the Holly Berry Dies. The beautiful designer series paper provides the perfect background for the sentiment.  If you send lots of holiday cards and are looking for a design easy to replicate, look no further!  

Swap cards are in the mail and I will be receiving cards from the other participants soon.  I look forward to seeing the creations and will be sharing them with you in the near future.  

Project Materials:
  • Leaves of Holly Bundle
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 11″ (score and fold at 4-1/4″); 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ for die cut sentiment panel
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper: pattern one base layer 1: 5-1/4″ x 4″; pattern two layer: 3-3/4″ x 3″ 
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 3-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
Assembly:
  1. Add the Boughs of Holly (pattern one) to the Basic White Thick Cardstock base.
  2. Layer the Mossy Meadow and the Real Red cardstocks.  Add to center of card.
  3. Next, add the Boughs of Holly (pattern two) to the Real Red cardstock layer.
  4. Die cut the label using the Holly Berry Dies.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the die cut label using the Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad. Add to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Complete by embellishing with the Red Rhinestone Jewels.

REMINDERS

The July – December 2022 Mini Catalog is now “live” and available for product ordering.  In addition, one of the biggest promotions of the summer, Sale-a-bration has launched. Be sure to check out the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  During Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 and $100 you spend, you’ll earn FREE exclusive products from the brochure.  Depending upon the amount you spend, you can mix and match products from the brochure.  Best of all, several of the products coordinates with products from the July-December 2022 catalog.  The Sale-a-bration promotion will end on August 31.  Be sure to check out the FREE Sale-A-Bration Host set you will receive with a $300 order.  

And if that’s not enough…If you’re considering joining the Stampin’ Up! team as an independent demonstrator, now’s the time to do it! Sign up during our Sale-A-Bration event and the Making Plans Collection will be automatically added to your Starter Kit for FREE. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy all the perks of being a demonstrator—early access to our products, the opportunity to earn a modest supplemental income doing something you love, and so much more!  And personally, I think one of the best perks is meeting other people that enjoy being creative! Click here to learn more about joining the fun. Plus, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and receive the rewards that I offer to members.  

It’s important to remember, it’s up to you if you wish to make it a business or if you just want to enjoy the discount on products and early access to products.  Many enjoy the perks being “hobbyist”. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program  

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

PROJECT MATERIALS:

Fun with Decorative Masks

Let’s have some fun with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks.  You’ll find the decorative masks on page 65 in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! It’s easy to overlook them but don’t!  There’s lots you can do with the masks to create a variety of card fronts.  I have created samples using two different Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative masks. Plus, you’ll see two different options for using the masks.  One option uses a large floral mask to create a focal point for a card front and the other option uses the repeating small flower design to create a background.  A list of materials for creating the cards is below, as well as, an assembly video.  You’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful cards with the decorative masks. 

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

Happy Birthday Card Materials & Supplies:
  • Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
  • Basic White Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ to cut using the large Scalloped Contours Dies)
  • Basic Black Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Highland Heather and/or Polished Pink 
  • Highland Heather and/or Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set (for Happy Birthday sentiment)
  • In Symmetry Stamp Set (for leaves)
  • Embossing Paste – matte finish
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies 
  • Palette Knives
  • Blending Brushes
  • Optional: Glitter (non-Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
  • Foam Adhesive Sheet
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
Thank You Card Materials:
  • Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
  • Amazing Thanks Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ – note you will trim this to 5″ x 3-3/4″ after adding colors)
  • Basic Black Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ for card layer & scrap pieces to cut background for die cut words)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock and/or Daffodil Delight Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/2″ and fold to create card base & scrap cardstock pieces to die cut words)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Thank you card: Bermuda Bay, Pale Papaya & Melon Mambo
    • Thanks card: Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather & Balmy Blue
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Jewels
  • Blender Brushes
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

REMINDERS

Three reasons to Sale-a-Brate!!! Contact me for details!

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: 7AKTABVS (good until February 1, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Bouquet of Love Card

Today’s card is a Bouquet of Love card that’s perfect to present to the one you love for a special occasion such as  Valentine’s Day or an anniversary.  Plus by changing the sentiment you can use it for another occasion. To create the card, the Love and Happiness Bundle is used.  The bundle includes the Love & Happiness Stamp Set along with the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. The stamp set contains wonderful sentiments to use for a variety of occasions. Remember hybrid embossing folders include dies so you can cut and emboss your project at the same time.  The embossing folder and coordinating dies combine to create a simple but elegant card.  

Bouquet of Love

Card Materials:
  • Love & Happiness Bundle (#157642)
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953) card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score & fold at 4-1/4″; 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ panel for embossing
  • Real Red Cardstock (#102482): 3-1/4″ x 3 – 1/4″ for large heart; scraps for die cutting small flowers
  • Basic White Cardstock (#159276): 1″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment; 5-1/4″ x 4″ for card interior
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock (#146990) scrap to die cut leaves
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (#132708)
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
  • Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
Assembly Directions:
  1. With die cutting machine, use the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder and the large heart die to emboss and cut the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ panel of Crumb Cake cardstock. Add the panel to the Crumb Cake Card Base using dimensionals.
  2. To cut and emboss the large heart, place the Real Red cardstock over the center heart in the embossing folder with the large heart die. Use adhesive to attach to the card base inserting into the heart opening of the embossed layer.
  3. Stamp sentiment onto Basic White cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.  Attach to the card overlapping the heart.
  4. Die cut three flowers/leave sets and attach to card highlighting the sentiment.
  5.  Complete card front by embellishing the center of each flower with a small rhinestones. 

REMINDERS

Three reasons to Sale-a-Brate!!! Contact me for details!

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: 7AKTABVS (good until February 1, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Delicate Baubles Gift Tags

This week I am sharing a variety of Delicate Baubles gift tags.  Last week you were shown a clever creation using the Delicate Baubles Die.  The Delicate Baubles Dies are used again for these tags. By using a variety of cardstocks and designer papers, it quick and easy to make the gift tags. Create a variety of gift tags for your packages by selecting cardstock or designer papers to coordinate with wrapping papers.  If you don’t already own the Delicate Baubles Dies, be sure to order them soon.  The dies are on the Last Chance List!  It’s definitely a die set you’ll be able to use each holiday.   Check out the video below for tips on creating the Delicate Baubles gift tags. 

Delicate Baubles

Here’s the list of papers that were used for the gift tags:
  • Merry & Bright: Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper & Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Snowflake: Silver Foil, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Joy: Silver Foil, Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper & Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Christmas Tree: Evening Evergreen Cardstock, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper & Vellum
Assembly Video:

See how easy it is to create elegant gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies! Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order while the dies are still available.  Just click on the link under Project Materials for ease in ordering the dies.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 5, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.