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)  

Summer Nights

The Paper Pumpkin kits continue to get better and better! In the July kit, you can celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it!  The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

ABOUT THE JULY KIT: 

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

ABOUT THE ADD-ON:

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

ADD-ON ORDERING INFORMATION

Purchase the Summer Nights Add-On through my online store starting 1 July, while supplies last!  Here is the item number: 154973 | $10.00.

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July or while supplies last.

Register for the July Paper Pumpkin here.  Be sure to do so before July 10!

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!   

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!  

 

Peony Garden Suite

The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is now “live” and available for product ordering. There are many beautiful new stamp sets, stamp bundles, embellishments and tools available.  Plus, the five new In Colors! It’s difficult to decide which items to focus on first.  In a couple of my recent posts, I have been able to share a few of the products from my preorder.  Today, I am sharing a Stampin’ Up! video that showcases the new Peony Garden Suite. This suite was the first to catch my eye when I was able to preview the catalog.  It was not available for preorder so it was placed at the top of my wish list.  Once catalog ordering became available on Wednesday, I placed my order with the Peony Garden Suite the first item entered.  Like a kid at the holidays, I’m anxiously awaiting delivery! 

Check out this beautiful suite of products below…

Isn’t this a beautiful product suite?  I can’t decide which is my favorite – the Prized Peony Bundle, the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper or the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder!  Under Project Materials is the link for the full suite and links for each individual product in the suite.  

Fingers Crossed: My order is due for delivery on Monday, so stay tuned.  Later next week, I will be featuring products from the Peony Garden Suite.

Check back on Monday as I’ll be sharing a project featuring other new products.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

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!

 

Box of Sunshine

This June’s Paper Pumpkin is a Box of Sunshine!

Box of Sunshine

The exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.  It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to  decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!  Watch the short video below as Sara shares the Box of Sunshine and creative ideas for the box.

 

To recap, here are the details on the June Paper Pumpkin:

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold

Additionally: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Subscribe now for this one-of-a-kind kit.  Remember the subscription period for this box is from May 11 – June 10 or while supplies last.  NOTE: the Paper Pumpkin kit for May sold out early!  You don’t want to miss out on this special kit so order soon.

You can subscribe here: June Paper Pumpkin 

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting and hoping you stay healthy!

Diamond Easel Card for Mother’s Day

Check out this beautiful Diamond Easel Card!  Before being required to shelter-in-place, our community craft club held its monthly meeting.  At the meeting a member of the Playtime with Paper team, Beneta, led the class in making the card design.  I choose a Mother’s Day sentiment and will be sending the card to my mother.  For our cards, the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and coordinating Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper combine to create this beautiful fancy fun fold card. 

Diamond Easel Card

For full details on creating a Diamond Easel Card be sure to check out Susan Levasseur’s post at this link: www.wownolacreations.com. In addition to  products and sizes required for the card, Susan has a step-by-step video you can follow.  Note: Stampin’ Blends can be used in place of the watercolor pencils and Stampin’ Write Markers. 

Making the Diamond Easel Card was a huge success at the craft club meeting.  A big “Thank You” to Beneta for leading the club in creating the card!

I can’t wait to try making the card again using another of the Stampin’ Up! bundles and coordinating papers.  Be sure to notice that the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper is discounted on the Last-Chance Product List.  It is available while supplies last or thru June 2.  Grab it before it’s gone!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV 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!

Celebrate In Color

Woohoo! The Paper Pumpkin team is now sharing the colors in the May kit.  The Celebrate In Color kit will enable you to be one of the first to get your hands on some of the new 2020-2022 In Color products.  The new In Colors will be released in the upcoming Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! on June 3rd. In addition to the new In Colors, Purple Posy, a 2019-2021 In Color is in the kit. While we’re sad to say goodbye to the 2018-2020 In Colors, I think you’ll have fun creating projects with the new colors.  The photo below allows a peek at the Celebrate In Color kit colors.  

May Paper Pumpkin Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ 

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

Remember: you’ll be the one of the first customers to get to “play” with the In Colors! 

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting!