No Stamping Card!

Yes, you read the title correctly! Today’s card is a “no stamping card.” When creating for the June “to go” class, I opted to make one card that would require no stamping.  The Sunflower Dies and the Flowers for Every Season provide the perfect combination to create a simple, lovely card without the use of stamps.  Of course, if you want to add a stamped sentiment, it’s easy to do.  I find it handy to have cards on hand without a sentiment and when a specific occasion arises, it’s easy to add the needed sentiment.  However, this card works great without a sentiment too!  

Sunflower Card
Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Misty Moonlight cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” and fold.
  • Layer 1: Whisper White cardstock – 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Layer 2: Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 4” x 3”
  • Bumblebee cardstock: cut 2 @ 3-3/8” x 3-3/8”
  • Cinnamon Cider cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1-1/4”
  • Just Jade cardstock: 1-1/2” x 8”
  • Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon
  • Sunflower Dies
  • Adhesive Sheets: 1 cut to 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” and 1
  • Stampin’ Seal 
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Card Directions:
  1. Attach the 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” Adhesive Sheet to one of the Bumblebee cardstock squares and add the other adhesive sheet to the Just Jade cardstock.
  2. Using Stampin’ Seal, attach the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the Whisper White cardstock. Add the piece 5” piece of the Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon around the card (refer to photo for placement location).  Next, attach the Whisper White/DSP layer to the Misty Moonlight card base.
  3. Select the two large sunflower dies from the Sunflower Dies. Use the Sunflower Base Die to cut the sunflower shape from the 3-3/8” x 3-3/8” Bumblebee cardstock that does not have the adhesive sheet attached
  4. Next, cut the Bumblebee cardstock with the adhesive on the back with the petals Sunflower Die. Align the petals with the sunflower base, then remove the adhesive sheet backing and attach petals to create the sunflower.
  5. Using the sunflower center die, cut one from the Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Add to the center of the sunflower using a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  6. Select the large solid leaf die and the coordinating open leaf die from the Sunflower Dies. Cut 3 solid leaves from the 1-1/2” x 3” strip of Just Jade cardstock.  Cut 3 of the open leaves from the Just Jade cardstock with the adhesive sheet.  Layer the open leaves (veins) to the solid leaves – attach by removing the backing on the adhesive sheet.
  7. Referring to photo for placement, attach the leaves to the back of the sunflower using mini glue dots. Then, attach the sunflower to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Finally, complete the front of the card by adding a small bow tied from the Misty Moonlight ¼” In Color Ribbon.
See how simple it is to create a beautiful card?!

Additional Tips: A must have for the sunflower dies are the Adhesive Sheets.  The adhesive sheets make it easy to attach the intricate cut pieces to their coordinating bases. 

For an extra touch, use coordinating ink and a sponge dauber to add depth to the sunflower and the leaves.  

Be sure to register under “Get My Posts” so that you’ll receive my blog updates.  I’ll be featuring a “stepped up” version of this card in the near future.  And yes, stamping will be involved! (lol)

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 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!  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!

 

Forever Greenery “Sneak Peek”

My product preorder recently arrived and I’m loving the new products.  So I thought I would give you a sneak peak at one of my favorites, the Forever Greenery Suite.  Today’s card uses several products from the Forever Greenery Suite – the Forever Fern Bundle and the gorgeous Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  The catalog photos of the designer series paper are nice but just wait until you actually see the paper.  The colors are deep and vibrant so you’ll be able to create a variety of beautiful “wow” projects.  The card below is a simple card that highlights a couple prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  

Forever Greenery

Card Details:
  • For base: use a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, then score at 5-1/2″ and fold to create the base.
  • Select coordinating prints from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Cut the first layer of DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and attach to the card base front.  Cut the second layer of DSP to 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″.  Adhere to the first layer of DSP on the card front.
  • Using the Forever Fern Stamp Set, stamp the berry stem onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Pretty Peacock Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the two sets of medium leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad onto Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the shapes using the coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies. 
  • On a 2″ square of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment using the Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad.  With the Stitched Shapes Dies, cut the stitched circle so that the sentiment is toward the right side of the circle (refer to card photo).
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment circle using mini glue dots.  Then attach the berries by offsetting by the sentiment.  
  • Complete the card by adding the sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Per Stampin’ Up! regulations, demonstrators are not able to post photos from the upcoming Annual Catalog until June 3.  But once the catalog is released, I’ll be able to share videos with you that showcase the various bundles and other products.  You’ll find the list of products for this project under the Project Materials section below.  NOTE: the Forever Greenery products are not available for purchase until June 3, 2020.  Just be sure to add the Forever Greenery Suite to your wish list! 

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and 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!

 

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.  

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

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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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)

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Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas

Have you noticed that I am now in full on Christmas mode?!  The past couple of weeks, I have been enjoying creating a variety of Christmas themed cards and projects.  Don’t worry though, I still have some Fall theme projects to share with you before the full force of Christmas arrives after Thanksgiving.  Today’s post, Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas, is another make ‘n take card from Stamping Bingo.  The card elements include the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Christmas Gleaming Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog.  The elements from the Brightly Gleaming Suite are elegant and gorgeous.  It is easy to create simple but beautiful projects with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and accompanying embellishments.  That’s the case with the Brightly Gleaming Merry Christmas Card.  

Brightly Gleaming Product SuiteSuite

Card Details:
  • For the card base, cut Pretty Peacock cardstock at 4-1-4″ x 11″,  score at 5-1/2″ and fold on score line.  
  • The second layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut 4″ x 5-1/4″.  To add texture, emboss with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base with adhesive.
  • Cut a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of the stripe design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Using a strong adhesive, attach to the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock layer.
  • Then use the ornament punch to cut an ornament shape from a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to a stitched oval cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Layer onto a Pretty Peacock cardstock scallop oval cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.   Center onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the sentiment, stamp the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using paper snips, cut the around the perimeter of the sentiment.  Refer to card photo for placement onto the card.  
  • To finish the card, embellish with the sprigs from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements.  For the final embellishment, add a bow using the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon. 

Also, don’t forget to embellish the card interior…

Hope you enjoyed this project.  Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more inspiration.  Happy crafting…

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