Happy Easter Gift Tags

Today’s product features Happy Easter Gift Tags that came about by sorting through products on the shelves in my stamp room.  Have you ever wanted to make a project only to realize you did not have a stamp set with the sentiment or images for the theme? That’s exactly what happened to me when deciding to create an Easter project – no bunnies, no chicks, no Happy Easter sentiment stamps.   So, it was time to get inventive and creative with products that I had available!  After some searching, I was able to create a sentiment using word dies and found stamp sets that could fit the theme.  Plus, scraps of cardstock were used for most of the project which is always a win-win. What do you think of the “outside the box” ideas for Easter themed gift tags?

Happy Easter Gift Tags

Happy Easter Gift Tags Project Materials:
  • Word Wishes Dies (149629)
  • Hey Birthday Chick Cling Stamp Set (154464)
  • Birthday Chick Dies (158200)
  • Birds & Branches Stamp Set (158281)
  • Birds & Mores Dies (152721)
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies (155563)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (141416): 1-1/2” x 4” (for a single tag)
  • Basic White Cardstock (159276): 2-1/4” x 4” for each tag base plus scrap pieces for stamping hens, chick, eggs
  • Scrap pieces of following: Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Crumb Cake Cardstock (120593) & Granny Apple Green Cardstock (146990)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight (154883); Pumpkin Pie (154897); Poppy Parade (154958); Bermuda Bay (154878)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
  • Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (147095)
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (147117)
  • Sponge Dauber (133773)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Mini Glue Dots (103683)
  • Stampin’ Seal (152813)
  • Optional Materials:
    • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (147097)
    • Blending Brushes (153611)
    • Adhesive Sheets (152334)
Directions:
  1. Using the largest of the Tailor Made Tags Dies, cut the tag base from Basic White Cardstock.
  2. Die cut the words, Happy & Easter (using the Word Wishes Dies), from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Optional: prior to cutting the cardstock, add a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the cardstock.  This makes it easy to attach to the tag. 
  3. Next, stamp one hen and two chick images onto scraps of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.
    • Color the hen using the following Stampin’ Blends: body – Daffodil Delight Light & Dark, beak – Pumpkin Pie Dark, Comb & Wattle – Poppy Parade Light.
    • Color the chick using the following Stampin’ Blends: Body – Daffodil Delight Light, beak & legs/feet – Pumpkin Pie Light, hat – Bermuda Bay Light
  4. Using the nest stamp from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, stamp the nest onto a scrap of Granny Apple Green cardstock using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad – stamp off once before stamping onto the cardstock. 
  5. Use coordinating dies from the Birthday Chick Dies to die cut the stamped hen/chick images and the fence from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  6. With the Birds & More Dies, cut the stamped birds nest and and 3 eggs from a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  7. Use a sponge dauber to lightly apply Sahara Sand to the edges of each of the die cut eggs.
  8. OPTIONAL: using Blending Brushes, color a sky using Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad and color grass using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad.
Assembly of tags:
    • For the Hen/Chick tag: Add the Happy Easter to the top section of the tag leaving room for the hen. Next, attach the fence to the lower portion of the tag.  Finish by adding the Hen and Chick with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • For the Chick/eggs in nest tag: Add the Happy Easter to the top section of the tag. Adhere the nest to the bottom of the tag leaving a gap at the top to insert the eggs.  Then, trim the overhanging section of the nest so that sides and bottom are even with the tag.  Insert the eggs into the next using Mini Glue Dots to hold in place.  Complete by adding the chick with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Note: many of the products for these tags are on the recently released Last Chance Products list (i.e. retiring products).  Be sure to check out the list and order the items while they’re still available.  Plus, many of the dies are on SALE!!!  Products are only available while quantities last or until May 2, 2022. 

And if an item is no longer available – get creative and see what you can use as a substitute!

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

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. 

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 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.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Windmill Side Panel Step Card

This week, I am sharing another card from the recent All About Tulips Class.  It’s a Windmill Side Panel Step card.  This is a fun card to make and though it looks complicated, it’s not.  The only stamping is the sentiment.  The remainder of design elements include the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper and die cuts!  You’ll find all the components for the windmill in the Windmill Fields Dies. After prepping the materials, the assembly only takes a few minutes so it’s one of those projects where you can plan to make card multiples.  Just cut the extra pieces and have everything ready to assemble at once.  You’ll find the assembly video for the Windmill Side Panel Step Card and the project material dimensions below.  

Side Panel Step Card

Project Materials & Dimensions:
  • Windmill Fields Dies (#157683)
  • Tulips Dies – optional (#157677)
  • Evening Evergreen (#155574) 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″ & 7-1/4″ for card base; for the cross panel: 3″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″
  • Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (#157670): 5″ x 2-3/4″, 1″ x 5-1/4″, coordinating piece 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock (#159276) 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and a scrap piece for cutting sentiment circle
  • Mango Melody Cardstock – optional (#146989) 6″ x 1-1/4″ (cut 2)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686): 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318): 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953): 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad (#155576)
  • Biggest Wish Stamp Set (#155052)
  • Round & Square Brads (#155570)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine (#149653) or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Machine (#150673 – a 20% savings during March, 2022)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Bone Folder (#102300)
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

I hope you have fun creating this windmill and tulip inspired card.  The Simple Suite Stampers are featuring Heart & Home Product Suite this month so in my next post, I’ll be sharing a project using the suite.  Plus, I’ll have details on how you can get this month’s tutorials.  Be sure to subscribe to receive my posts so you won’t miss out on the latest project ideas!

REMINDERS

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

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: YGBNKCVM (good until April 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.

 

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.

Nature’s Harvest Thank You

Yes, it’s another of the cards from last month’s card class featuring the Nature’s Harvest Bundle.  Today details for the Nature’s Harvest Thank You card is the focus.  Just as with the earlier posts featuring projects from the card class, the Nature’s Harvest Bundle and the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper combine to create a beautiful card.  So you can recreate the card, project materials and an assembly video is below.

Nature's Harvest

Card Materials:
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle
  • Bumblebee Cardstock:  4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ to create card base
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 pieces of 5-1/4″ x 4″ (layer for base, card interior); scrap for sentiment
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper: 5″x 3-3/4″; bumblebee print piece (2″ x 4″ approx for die cutting)
  • Soft Succulent cardstock: piece for die cutting 2 “sheaf” pieces (approx 2″ x 4-1/4″ each)
  • Ink: Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad
  • Linen Thread
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Assembly video:

Are you interested in the card classes? Card classes are offered via a To-Go Kit.  The kit includes precut materials and embellishments for creating the projects.  Assembly instructions are provided via video.  There is also the option for purchasing the featured stamp set or bundle.  You’ll need to supply adhesive(s) and inks.  All other materials are included in the kits. 

The next To-Go kit features holiday cards, email me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com) and put October Card Kit in the subject line for details on the class.  Also if you’d like to be added to the mailing list for card classes, let me know via email. 

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

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. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  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.

 

 

Cute Halloween Meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies

It’s September first and time to start thinking of the arrival of Fall later this month.  And what celebration comes in Fall?  Halloween, of course!  In this post, Cute Halloween meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies.  Quick, easy treat holders are made using the Pretty Pillow Box Dies and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  The holders are perfect for adding several pieces of small individually wrapped candies.  To embellish the treat boxes, the Cutest Halloween Bundle continues the theme and adds the finishing touch to each treat holder. 

Cute Halloween Pillow Box Treats 

Details and tips for assembling:
  • Cut a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece of the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper using the Pretty Pillow Box Die.  
  • Fold and burnish the score lines on the box.  
  • If desired, cut notches with either the edge of a circle punch (I used a retired 1/2″ punch and inserted it along edge of back flaps – see photo) or use a small circle punch to cut notch – just place the die on 1/2 of the paper. 

  • Next, fold the box flat and seal the scallop flap to the front.

  • Next open the pillow box, fill with treats and close the side flaps.
To embellish the treat boxes:
  • Use the Halloween Punch from the Cutest Halloween Bundle to cut images from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  TIP: cut around one of the images from the patterned  paper, then use a post-it note strip to hold onto the paper while putting into punch to cut the shape. Great way to eliminate wasting paper!

  • Next, stamp the sentiment onto a strip of 1/2″ Basic White cardstock & cut flag end using the Banners Pick A Punch.   Then, layer the stamped sentiment onto a banner cut from a 3/4″ strip of Highland Heather cardstock.  Attach to the top of the pillow box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Complete by adding the image punched from the designer series paper.

These cute Halloween meets Pretty Pillow Box Dies treat boxes are easy to make!  These treat holders are perfect for making your Halloween treats special.

You’ll find all the materials listed under Project Materials below.  (And if you purchase the Cutest Halloween Bundle, the Pretty Pillow Box Dies & the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, you’ll get to select a FREE Sale-a-Bration product through September 30)

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

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. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The September host code is: WK99NESD.  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.

 

 

Nature’s Harvest “Never Forget” Card

Today I’m back with another of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle August Class cards.  I’m calling this the “never forget” card since the wording is from the sentiment. Just like the “good luck” card, this card is simple but beautiful.  You’ll notice the die cut stalk (sheath of wheat or grass?) cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty  Paper.  This paper is one of the FREE items available in the current Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It’s a gorgeous paper and adds elegance to the card front.  Plus, it coordinates beautifully with the Crumb Cake/White color scheme.  

Nature's Harvest

Nature’s Harvest “Never Forget” Card Materials:
  • Harvest Nature’s Bundle
  • Basic White Thick cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”; score at 4-1/4” for base) and scrap piece for sentiment
  • Crumb Cake cardstock layer 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper 5” x 3-3/4”
  • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper 2-1/2” x 5” (FREE Sale-a-Bration product)
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
  • Ornate Frames Dies
  • Adhesives
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Are you interested in the card classes? Card classes are offered via a To-Go Kit.  The kit includes precut materials and embellishments for creating the projects.  Assembly instructions are provided via video.  There is also the option for purchasing the featured stamp set or bundle.  You’ll need to supply yourself with adhesive(s) and the inks.  All other materials are included in the kits. 

The next To-Go kit features holiday cards, email me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com) and put October Card Kit in the subject line for details on the class.  Also if you’d like to be added to the mailing list for card classes, let me know via email. 

REMINDERS

One of the biggest promotions of the year, Sale-a-Bration, has begun.  This promotion will run through September 30.  Sale-a-bration enables you to earn FREE product for each $50 product purchase.  There are some great products available so check out the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

SEPTEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – HAUNTS & HARVEST 

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Additional Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

You can order this month’s Paper Pumpkin by clicking this link.

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. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The August host code is: 79GAWNYJ.  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.