Tidings & Trimmings Gift Tag

It’s another Christmas in July project! Today’s project features a gift tag using the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle in the Annual Catalog.  You’ll notice it’s a large gift tag.  This allows you to use the tag on a variety of packages from a small package such as the Ombre Bags to much larger packages.  For the tag base, use the Scalloped Contours Dies.  This is another of those quick projects.  If you’re like me, there’s always some last minute packaging needing tags.  So let’s get prepared and make some of these tags to have handy when the need arises. As with my other Christmas in July projects, the materials and assembly video are located below. 

Tidings & Trimmings

Tidings & Trimmings Gift Tag Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (use the three largest sizes)
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP):3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″  note: on sale through August 2!
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock (or select desired color to coordinate with the DSP print selected): 5-1/2″ x 4″, plus scrap for holly leaves
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, scrap for sentiment
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Ink Pad & Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends (light)
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
Assembly Video Tutorial…

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and best of all, the Tidings of Christmas DSP from this project is on sale!)

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.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back next Wednesday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post around noon EST.  

Enjoy your weekend!

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  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.

The “Must Have” Stamp Bundle

While there are lots of beautiful stamp bundles in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs, there is one “must have” stamp bundle.  You may wonder why I say it’s a “must have”. The reason – it’s all sentiments!  I can’t count the number of times that I have created a card to spend what seems like hours searching for a sentiment.  With the Many Messages bundle there are 19 (yes, 19!) sentiments for different occasions.  Even better, the sentiments are one large cling stamp so you can stamp all the sentiments at once.  The coordinating die makes it even simpler. There are a variety of shapes that line up to perfectly cut the sentiments.   So, you’re able to stamp all the phrases at once, then cut them out with the coordinating die.  Can’t get much easier than that! Below are a few tips for using the bundle.

Tips for using the Many Messages stamp and the coordinating die:

  • Use a Stamparatus for ease in re-inking and re-stamping the large stamp.  This way you ensure re-stamping in the same location. 
  • Notice, the small stars and heart on the die and the stamp set.  These are the registration marks for using to ensure the die lines properly.  Align the die with the registration marks and you get perfectly cut sentiments each time.  
  • Use removable tape to hold the die in place before running through your die cutting machine.
  • Stamp using a variety of your favorite ink colors to have sentiments handy when you need to make a card quickly. (FYI…I store the cut sentiments in the clear envelope bags.)

In the photo below, Stampin’ Up! showcases several ways to use the sentiments.  Stamp a background using the same ink color as cardstock, then add a few extra details and select the desired sentiment from the group to add to the card front.  Or, group several sentiments to create a sentiment phrase.  Lastly, use a single sentiment to complete your card.  

Many Messages Samples

In my next post, I’ll be sharing more cards using the “must have” stamp bundle!  Be sure to register to receive new posts each week.

JUST A REMINDER…

The current catalog will be retiring on May 3, 2021 so it’s the time to take advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items.  Plus, you’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available.  Note, some items are discounted up to 75% and available only while supplies last.  Check out the Last-Chance Products Sale items here.  Several bundles are retiring but will be available individually without the additional bundle savings in the catalog. To view a PDF list of the Last-Chance Product Sale items, you can download it here: Last-Chance Products 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So grab your highlighter marker, highlight items wanted and place your order soon!  

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period ends on April 10.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Order soon! The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available only for 3 more days!

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: XKHBAKBQ.  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.

Happy Mail with Snailed It

Looking for a fun, whimsical bundle?!  Look no more – the Snailed It Suite provides lots of playful, whimsical fun.  Today’s Happy Mail card uses the Snailed It Bundle. The bundle includes the Snailed It Stamp Set and coordinating Snail Dies.  And using with the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper makes it easy to create a bright, cheerful card.  Best of all, the Snail Dies coordinate with some of the images in the designer series paper. See the snail on the Happy Mail card?  It’s cut from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper with a coordinating die.  Easy -peasy!  Stamp the envelope with Happy Mail enclosed and the card is set to mail. This card definitely is #simple stamping! 

Happy Mail using the Snailed It Bundle

Details:

Create the card base using Daffodil Delight cardstock (8-1/2″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/4″).  Attach a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of the Bermuda Bay designer series paper from the Snail Mail DSP pack onto the card base.  Cut a 1″ x 4″ strip of the mini hearts designer series paper and attach to the card – referring to photo for placement. Using the Snail Dies, cut the following:  a large snail from the designer series paper; one large and two small mushrooms from a scrap of Real Red cardstock, the inside note from a scrap of Basic White cardstock and the envelope from a 3″ x 3″ square of Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Stamp “hello” onto the Basic White note using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad and embellish with the Resin Hearts. Fold the envelope flaps leaving the top flap open.  Glue Dots hold the flaps closed. Slide the note into the envelope, attach with glue dots to secure and use Stampin’ Seal+ to add to the card front.  Finish the card by adding mushrooms to the card front and layering the large snail using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And don’t forget –  stamp Happy Mail enclosed onto the envelope using Real Red Classic Ink Pad.  

Youngsters and young at heart will enjoy receiving Happy Mail!

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

As an added bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing until February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  

Project Materials:

The host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

 

 

Enjoy The Moment

Have you ever purchased a stamp set and then wondered what type card design you were going to make once you received it?  Well, that is the case with today’s stamp set, Enjoy The Moment.  So what did I do? I selected a couple of the stamps and decided to play.  No plan in mind but just to stamp.  Several colors were selected and then I just started stamping on various papers.  Guess what happened? A few ideas came to mind. So I’m sharing two simple cards using the Enjoy The Moment stamp set. 

Enjoy The Moment

Details:
  • For the “a little note” card on the left, a card base is created using Early Espresso cardstock.  Follow with a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock.  To the Crumb Cake layer, add a piece of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  Stamp the image onto a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock (1-3/4″ x 5″) using Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad.  Stamp the sentiment below the image.  To add a touch of sparkle, color the pods using clear Wink of Stella (unfortunately, it doesn’t show in photo) Attach the strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete the card by adding a double Linen Thread bow.
  • Now, for a super simple card!  Create a card base using Soft Suede cardstock.  Create background by randomly stamping the dual seed pods onto the cardstock using Soft Suede Classic Ink.  Next, use the “seed” stamp to add seeds on the card base.  Stamp the sentiment and the dual seed pods onto a 3″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut using the 2nd largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Dies. Tie a piece of the Vanilla Open-Weave Ribbon (from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack) around the card front and tie into a bow.  Add the sentiment label next to the bow using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Both of these cards are simple to make which are perfect for highlighting the Enjoy The Moment Stamp Set.  Other ideas came to mind when making these cards so look for more projects soon highlighting this stamp set. 

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

As an added bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing until February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Happy crafting!  

Project Materials:

The current host code is: Z7RKF3MX.  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.

In The Pines Season’s Greetings

Today’s card, In the Pines Season’s Greetings, is a simple stamping card that can be assembled quickly.  The In The Pines Bundle contains the In the Pines Stamp Set and the Pine Woods Dies providing a variety of products for your creations.  Not only is the bundle appropriate for holiday cards, it is great to use for nature inspired card themes. 

In the Pines

Materials:
  • In the Pines Bundle
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11” – score at 5-1/2” and fold for card base; 4” x 5-1/4” (layer 1)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8” x 3-1/8” (layer 2); 3-1/2” x 2-3/4” for tree oval; ½” x 3” for sentiment banner
  • Classic Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper: Shaded Spruce design 4-1/4” x 3”
  • Oval Layering Dies (2nd largest)
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Banner Pick A Punch
  • Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad
  • Gold Twine (from Wonder of the Season Ribbon Pack) – 8”
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
Directions for the In The Pines Season’s Greetings card:
  1. Texture emboss the 5-1/4” x 4” Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Subtle 3D texture embossing folder. Attach to the card base front using strong adhesive.
  2. Layer the designer series paper atop the Whisper White cardstock. Attach to the texture embossed layer near the top of the embossed piece – leave room to add the sentiment banner.
  3. Select pine tree die from the Pine Woods Dies and cut pine from Whisper White cardstock. Die cut tree in the center of the oval. Attach to designer series paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp sentiment onto strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad. Punch ends to create banner.  Attach to card using dimensionals.
  5. Embellish tree trunk at base with a gold twine bow (attach with glue dot).

Using this basic design, you can change the colors,  switch the pattern of designer series paper to create an entirely different look.  I’ll be sharing more cards using the In The Pines Bundle so be sure to follow my blog.

Reminders:

Curvy Celebrations is underway!  The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is now available for you to order.  Click here to view the products available.

Beary Comforting Paper Pumpkin Kit – Available for ordering through December 10.  Detail and ordering – click here.

Paper Pumpkin

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order Project Materials at the bottom of the post or click here to visit my Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: CJSBNX7Z.  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.

Last Minute Halloween Treat

The countdown is on to Halloween! Do you need a quick and easy treat idea?  I’ve got it for you! It’s been a busy week with events so I decided to make a last minute Halloween treat for friends.   A favorite treat in our household is Harvest Mix which is a combination of Chex, bugles, pretzels enrobed in a sauce with candies added.  Click here for the Harvest Snack Mix Recipe.

Of course, the snack mix needs packaging.  The Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags are the perfect for holding one heaping cup of the mix.  After adding the mix, fold over approximately one inch of the top edge. Use a hole punch to punch two holes and run ribbon through to tie the bags closed.   For an added touch, tags are created using the Banner Year Stamp Set and the Little Treats Bundle.  Super simple!

Halloween Treats

You still have a couple of days until Halloween so there’s time to prepare the Harvest Snack Mix.  It makes lots so you’ll have plenty for gifting and for enjoying yourself!  Drop me a comment and let me know if you try the recipe.

Reminders:

To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program. Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  I sincerely appreciate your orders.  

Oh, don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale.  It is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial 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 November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 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!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  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.