Linda’s Card Class Projects

Today I am sharing two cards from Linda’s card class projects.  Linda is a member of my Playtime with Paper team.  In addition to being on my team, Linda leads her team, the Crafty Herons.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are temporarily offering online card classes vs the in person classes.  Participants in the classes purchase the project kits and join in via Zoom for the scheduled class.  So, last week Linda led a group of craft friends through construction of four projects.  Since I could not attend the class, Linda provided project photos.  And, I’m sharing two of the projects with you.  You’ll find the descriptions below each photo.

Ornate Garden CongratulationsCongratulations card

For the project above, the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful background.  Using the Ornate Border Dies, the designer series paper is cut before adding it to the Thick Whisper White cardstock base.  Next, cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock using the dies.  It overlays the designer series paper’s cut edge. Use the three flower dies in the set to also cut the flowers from Rococo Rose cardstock.  Then, add some shimmer to the flowers with the Clear Wink of Stella.  When dry, use Mini Glue Dots to add the flowers along the border.  The  sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  Stamp “Congratulations” onto the lower portion of the card using Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Gilded Gems embellish the centers of each flower.  For that little extra touch, emboss the envelope flap using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

Forever Fern Happy Birthday
Forever Fern Birthday Card

To the Thick Whisper White cardstock base, add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock.  Next, add one of the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper rectangles to the Pretty Peacock layer.  Add a 1-1/4″ x 4″ strip of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper to the card front (referring to photo for approximate placement).  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set using Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut the circle using either a 2″ Circle Punch or one of the Layering Circle Dies (keep the sentiment toward the top of the circle).  Select a variety of leaf dies from the Forever Flourishing dies and cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock, Old Olive cardstock and Soft Seafoam cardstock.  Layer the leaves and attach to one another using Mini Glue Dots.  Next, add a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card and add the sentiment label in the center of the hoop using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, attach the layer of leaves to the lower portion of the sentiment label with adhesive.  Embellish the stem on the leaves with the gold metallic trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.  

Thank you to Linda for the photos!  I am having fun completing her four class projects.

Reminders:

The July 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

 

 

July 3D Tutorial Bundle & Bonus Days!

 

WOW! Can you believe it’s already July? There is lots happening this month.  To start the month, we have the July 3D Tutorial Bundle!  In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  (links at bottom of blog post)  Even better, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  This month, the team is featuring products from the Playful Pets Suite.  This product suite will have you and pet lover friends howling or purring with delight!  

Remember, the projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, both Imperial and Metric measurements are included for each project.

Now for a Sneak Peek of the July 3D projects…

You’ll love the cute 3D project designs!

For my coordinating project, I have a cute gift card holder design for you.  

Playful Pets Gift Card

And here’s the card interior:

Playful Pets Gift Card Interior

Gift Card Details:
  • Refer to the photo below for cutting and scoring to create the gift card holder.  Real Red cardstock is used for the base.

Cutting & Scoring for the Playful Pets Gift Card Holder

 

  • In addition, cut the following: 
    • Real Red cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ (calling it horizontal panel)
    • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 coordinating pieces each 2-1/2″ x 4″; strip for interior 3/4″ x 4″; select the 2 dogs from the DSP and fussy cut
    • Whisper White cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Referring to the photos, cut, score and fold the gift card base.  Add a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape along the sides of the panel with 1/2 circle.  To create the gift card pocket, fold the panel along the score line toward the 5-1/2″ score line.  
  • Next, attach the coordinating Playful Pets Designer Series Paper pieces to the front of the card, to the 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ horizontal Real Red cardstock panel and to the interior pocket of the card.  The Stampin’ Seal adhesive is great for this!
For the gift card interior:
  • On the Whisper White cardstock, stamp the dog bowl on the lower right corner of the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color the bowl with the Real Red Dark Stampin’ Blends.  Then, add the fussy cut dog to the left corner of the Whisper White cardstock and use the Stampin’ Seal to add the Whisper White panel to the gift card interior. I love the expression on the dog’s face!
For the card front:
  • Cut a 16″ piece of the black & white baker’s twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack.  Wrap the twine around the card so it can be used to tie the card closed on the right side.  Now, position the horizontal Real Red cardstock panel so that it is centered and aligns evenly with the right side of the gift card base.  Carefully attach to the card ensuring you adhere the baker’s twine and that the adhesive is only on the front portion.  If it extends past the folded gift card portion, it will become attached to the card interior. Optional: add a small amount of liquid glue to the baker’s twine and attach to the back of the horizontal Real Red panel – keep open until it dries.
  • Select the sentiment from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set.  Stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Next, cut the shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies.
  • Finish the front of the horizontal Real Red panel by adding the sentiment label using Stampin’ Seal.  Then, add the fussy cut dog using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the final touch, add a Playful Pets Trinket to the dog’s paw. Tie the twine into a bow to close the gift card.
  • Optional: Add a piece of the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper to the flap on the envelope.

Have fun creating with the Playful Pets Suite Collection!  The variety of dogs and cats offer multiple creative options for pet lovers.

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Speaking of ordering – the Bonus Days promotion begins today!

What is Bonus Days?  For every $50 you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed 4–31 August 2020.  There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupon codes that you can collect so start shopping!  You’ll be able to use the Bonus Days coupon codes for your August-December Mini Catalog orders.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Now to go Blog Hopping!

Gloria Plunkett at Designz by GloriaKurstan Del Rosario at Stamp with KurstanCindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It
Laurie Bradshaw at Craft Coach LaurieMargaret Knight at Creative Stamping with Margaret (you are here)Melanie Hockin at Mels Inky Fingers

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

Flowers for Every Season

Have you taken note that I enjoy using the various products in the Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection?  I just realized that my past few posts have incorporated items from the suite. So of course, today’s post is no different!  I’m loving the versatility of the product suite. It provides the ability to combine the different elements to create a variety of cards.  Today’s card uses the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack, as well as, a piece of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. 

Here are some of the card details:
  • The front of the card base is texture embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  The floral print layer is from the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack.  The 1-1/4″ strip is a piece of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.  After stamping and cutting the sentiment layer, add a few sprigs of leaves from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper to the label.  Finally, complete by embellishing with a small bow.

The design is the from the weekly design challenge for the Playtime with Paper team.  Each week, I select a design or color challenge for the team to use.  Below is this week’s challenge from the Sunday Stamps Blog.   

In addition to my take on the design, I am including a card created by Playtime with Paper team member, Linda Edwards of Crafty Heron Designs.  Linda’s card features the Forever Greenery Suite Collection.  Isn’t her card stunning?  

Speaking of the Playtime with Paper team, this month is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and becoming a member of my team.  From now until June 30, not only will you your Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. There could not be a better time to join the Playtime with Paper team.  Just click here to join now and take advantage of this special joining offer.  Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have about joining. I’d love to have you on the Playtime with Paper team! 

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!

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!

 

Celebrate with Sunflowers

While waiting for delivery of my new product order, I continue to create cards using the items from my preorder.  One of the suites demonstrators could order early is the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  The suite is full of products that coordinate.  For today’s Celebrate with Sunflowers card, the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful floral base for the sentiment.  With the colorful designs in the paper, it makes it easy to create beautiful cards. The designer series paper design incorporates the new 2020-2022 In Colors, so I used the coordinating cardstock for the card.    The sentiment and leaf embellishments are in the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which is also part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  

Celebrate with Sunflowers

Card Details:
  • Card base: Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • First Layer: Bumblebee cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base.
  • Cut the sunflower print from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series paper to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Adhere to the Bumblebee cardstock layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on the center of a 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Using the Sunflowers Dies, cut 2 of the large leaves and the coordinating leaf veins from Just Jade cardstock.  Assemble the leaves by adding the veins to the coordinating leaf.  TIP: Use the Adhesive Sheets for the leaf veins.  This makes it easy to attach to the coordinating leaf base.
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment label with adhesive and then attach the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow using the Bumblebee In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and add to the side of the sentiment label.
  • Embellish the label using the Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots from the  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots collection.

Under the Project Materials section, you’ll find links to the products used for this card.  You can purchase the entire Flowers for Every Season Suite or just  the individual components that you prefer.  

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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

According to the latest tracking, the Big Brown Truck is nearby!  So my order of new products will be arriving soon.  Guess what I’ll be doing the remainder of the day?!

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!

 

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!

 

Tasteful Touches

Each week the Playtime with Paper team holds a design challenge.  For this past week, a Color Challenge using Flirty Flamingo, Shaded Spruce and Coastal Cabana was selected.  I chose the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  This is a new stamp set available for purchase starting today. (WOOHOO!) The stamp set is part of the In Good Taste Suite that includes other coordinating products. Notice the touches of gold foil leaves? They are another new product so read card details to learn where you can find them.

Tasteful Touches

Card Details:
  • Create a card base using Coastal Cabana cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score in center at 4-1/4″ and fold).
  • On a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Next using the leaves stamp and Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the leaves .  NOTE: ink stamp once and stamp 3 times before inking stamp again.  Attach to the card base.
  • Cut a 4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock and texture emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Add to lower front of the card.
  • Stamp the flower onto a 3″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Fussy cut with paper snips.  Color the flower with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend Marker. 
  • Attach gold leaves from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to the back of the flower.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the flower to the card front overlapping the Shaded Spruce layer.
  • Complete by embellishing with the gold Metallic Pearls.

The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available for you to order from.  The catalog is online via the Catalog tab or email me if you would like a print copy.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Look for more posts featuring new products!

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!