Mystery Stamping Project

This past Monday, a virtual event for the Playtime with Paper team took place.  The event focus was a mystery stamping project.  Prior to the event, a posting provided a list of materials including the dimensions for creating a card.  Participants then select the colors, designer series paper, stamp set and so forth they wish to use.  No one knows what the final card layout will be so that’s the “mystery” and it’s fun to see the various card creations afterwards.  

For my mystery stamping presentation, I choose to use different elements from the Dandy Garden Suite.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate a couple of bumblebees on the card.  Since the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper includes a bumblebee print, it became the inspiration for the main color scheme of Misty Moonlight.  Even better is the Dandy Wishes Dies bumblebee die coordinates with the bumblebee printed designer series paper.  The card turned out even better than I envisioned!

Dandy Garden Bumblebee Card

Additional Card Details:

First, select two coordinating pieces of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. The stripe and the dandelion print coordinate perfectly. For the card base and the texture embossed layer,  use Misty Moonlight cardstock.  The Dandelions 3-D Embossing Folder ties in perfectly with the dandelion print.  Don’t you agree?  To complete the card, add the sentiment label, the bumblebees, and rhinestone jewels.  The sentiment comes from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set.  Finish by wrapping the card front and tying a bow using the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Under Project Materials, the specific materials for the project are listed.  Also added is the link for ordering the entire Dandy Garden Suite – then you’ll have lots of creative options!

It was fun hosting the mystery stamping for the Playtime with Paper team.  Afterwards, participants posted their cards to the team’s Facebook page.  Everyone’s cards were beautiful and I don’t think anyone selected the same Designer Series Paper or same stamp set.  And importantly, a huge thank you to Ange McKay for sharing the dimensions for the mystery stamping.   

Here are a few additional samples using the same layout…

This card features products from the Whale Of A Time Suite.

Whale of A Time

Another card featuring products from the Dandy Garden Suite.

Dragonfly Garden

JUST A REMINDER…

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  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!

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.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.

 

 

Modified Birthday Shaker Card

Today, I am sharing a modified birthday shaker card featuring the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.  Really, it’s a “faux” shaker card but best of all, it’s easier and quicker to make than a traditional shaker card.  Tips for creating it are below. Since my grandson has an upcoming birthday and loves ice cream, I knew the Ice Cream Corner Suite would be perfect to use for creating his birthday card.  And for additional fun, a shaker card is always a perfect go-to design.

Tips for a Modified Birthday Shaker Card:
  • To create the shaker portion, cut designer series paper to desired layer size.  For the feature card, the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper is cut 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Insert the designer series paper into a clear medium envelope.  Add your shaker elements such as the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles.  Seal the envelope flap, then fold the excess envelope sides to the back and tape down to hold in place.  Use Tear & Tape to attach to your base.

  • For an extra touch, the Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped first with Cinnamon Cider then stamped again with Versamark.  Top with clear emboss powder and heat set.  NOTE: Stamparatus is used to ensure stamping accuracy.  Use paper snips to trim around the lettering. 
  • A full list of the products for this card are listed below under Project Materials.

Hopefully, you won’t be bored with the slew of birthday cards that I will be sharing for the next month.  In our family, there are lots of March birthdays so it’s the current design focus.

The modified birthday card was lots of fun to make.  Add a comment if you have questions on recreating the card or would like me to make a demonstration video!

Reminders:

Sale-A-Bration ends in 10 days so you’ll want to take advantage of the FREE products available.  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.

An additional 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 ends on 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.

Dandy Garden

Today’s project is one that has been on my craft desk since mid-November and I finally completed it!  It features products from the Dandy Garden Suite. Specifically, the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the beautiful Dandy Garden 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.  During the Onstage at Home meeting hosted by Stampin’ Up! in November, attendees received a list project materials to prepare for stamping along with presenters.  This project is one that was from the Dandy Garden presentation. Using the same card base and layering cardstock colors, attendees were to select three different patterns from the designer series paper.  The beauty of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper is the coordinating patterns and colors.  Therefore, there are multiple options for creating a variety of cards that have the same card base and layout but differ due to the patterns from the designer series paper.  

Dandy Garden

The Dandy Garden Suite of products is in the recently released Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and now available for purchase.  Do you notice the small dragonflies?  The Dragonflies punch allows you to punch small dragonflies in addition to a larger dragonfly shape!  I love the ability to punch small images to add to cards.  

I will be using this layout on future cards adding variations so be sure to follow me here each week. Plus, on my business Facebook page, on Instagram and on my You Tube channel.  Just click on each of the links and be sure to follow me on all the sources to receive project ideas!  

Reminders:

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.

 

September 3D Tutorial Bundle & Blog Hop

It’s a new month and to kick it off, we have the September 3D Tutorial Bundle!  We have the talented Patti Dolan joining us as a guest designer for this month’s tutorial bundle. In addition to the tutorial bundle, the team is featuring a blog hop!  We’re each sharing a second project created using the same products to coordinate with our tutorial project.  You’ll find the blog hop links at the bottom of this post. This month, the team is highlighting projects for Halloween.   

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, we’re including both Imperial and Metric measurements for each project.

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

Sneak Peek

Here’s my bonus project to coordinate with my September 3D tutorial project.  It’s a “spidery” Halloween card featuring the Magic in this Night Suite. 

Halloween Card

Card Details:
  • Create a card base using Blackberry Bliss cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″).
  • Next, cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Texture emboss using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.  After embossing, use a light touch to apply Clear Wink of Stella across the web.
  • Cut two pieces of the 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon approximately 6-1/2″.  Pull and stretch the ribbon to slightly widen.  Then, wrap one of the pieces across the center of the Basic Black layer and adhere.  With the other piece of ribbon, tie around the ribbon attached and wrap to the back of the card.  Use Stampin’ Seal to adhere.  See photo below –
  • Add the “web” layer to the card base using Stampin’ Seal adhesive. 
  • Using the labels dies in the Halloween Magic Dies, cut a piece of the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (4-1/2″ x 3″).  NOTE: Place the smaller die inside of the larger die to cut a frame to use on the card interior. 
  • Stamp Happy Halloween from the Hallows Magic Night Stamp Set onto a 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add to the center of the small label using Stampin’ Seal and attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   
  • On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp one large spider and two small spiders from the Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Cut the large spider with the coordinating die from the Halloween Magic Dies and fussy cut the two small spiders.  Add Iridescent Pearls to each of the spider bodies.  
  • To complete the card, add the spiders to the card front.  Note: use Glue Dots for the 2 small spiders and a Stampin’ Dimensional for the large spider.
  • Card Interior:

The Magic In This Night Suite offers lots of creative options for Halloween projects.  If you’re a fan of Halloween, you’ll want to add the suite to your craft supplies.  

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project.  You can order the entire product suite or  individual components from the suite. To order the supplies, you can download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here.  Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Now it’s time to hop along and visit the projects from the other designers. 



Happy Crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for September is :2EAKUGQC.  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.

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Falling Leaves & Acorns

Yesterday, the monthly card class met via ZOOM.  Even though it’s virtual, it is fun to be able to continue creating together with others.  One of the cards from the class features products from the Gilded Autumn Suite Collection.  I’ve titled the card “Falling Leaves & Acorns” since the title describes the design of the page of paper for the background layer.  Perfect for creating fall themed cards is the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It’s a beautiful paper collection.  The Beautiful Autumn Bundle from the suite includes the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and the coordinating Autumn Punch Pack.  Woohoo –  the punch pack coordinates with the leaves and acorns in the specialty designer series paper.  Y’all know I love it when a punch or die coordinates with the designer series paper!

Gilded Autumn Suite

Card Materials and Details:

• Cajun Craze cardstock: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and folded at 4-1/4″ to create the card base.
• Mint Macaron cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” for Layer 1; strip for embossing 3-3/4” x 1-1/4”
• Layer 2: Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper and pieces for punching leaves & acorn
• Very Vanilla cardstock: 1” x 3 1/4” for label; 5” x 4-1/4” for interior
• Punches: Autumn Punch Pack & Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

For the sentiment use the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad. Use the Greenery Embossing Folder to texture emboss the 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ Mint Macaron strip.   Cut 3 equal pieces of Linen Thread and tie into a small bow to embellish the sentiment label.

NOTE: The next ZOOM card class is September 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST.  Drop me an email if you’d like to attend and I’ll send you the details.  

A list of the Project Materials is at the bottom of this post.  You can place your order by clicking on the products you wish to purchase.  If desired, you may order the entire Gilded Autumn Suite Collection or the separate components used for the Falling Leaves & Acorns card. Thank you for selecting to order from my store.  I appreciate your support.

Reminders:

Don’t forget if you earned $5 Bonus Days coupon codes last month, August is the month to use them!  Redeem them on or before August 31, 2020.  Be sure to check out the Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   

Still available is the August 3D Tutorial Bundle!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.  You’ll want to get it before September 1st. 

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for August is: JUU2YA39.  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.

Gilded Autumn Suite

In my last post, photos of the Gilded Autumn Suite from the August – December Mini Catalog were shared.  So for today’s post, I am sharing one of the cards I have made using products from the suite.  There’s much to like in this suite but the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous!  The elegant designs in earthy colors and papers with copper and gold foil make it difficult to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  Even better, is that some of the images can be cut using the Autumn Punch Pack.  Combine the designer series paper with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle, add the Acorn Trinkets and the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack and you’ve got lots to use for designing Fall card and projects.

For my project, I am using three designs from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Notice how well the different patterns blend together? The Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso combine to provide a beautiful color scheme.

Gilded Autumn

Recreating the card:
  • Card base is Cajun Craze cut 5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.
  • The Gilded Autumn Designer Series layers are: 5-1/4″ x 4″, 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ and 2″ x 3-1/2″.  Add the layers to the card base using Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set onto a 3/4″ x 3″ strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut decorate ends on the sentiment label using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.
  • On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp two oak leaves using Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad and one maple leaf using Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: when stamping the interior of each leaf, stamp off one time onto a scrap of paper before stamping inside the outline image.
  • After stamping the leaves, use the coordinating punches from the Autumn Punch Pack to cut.
  • Add the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals (refer to photo for placement).  
  • Complete by embellishing with the cut leaves and adding a small bow tied using the Copper Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.
  • Of course, don’t forget to embellish the envelope and the card interior!

For the next step, add the beautiful Gilded Autumn Suite of products to your “must have” order list for creating Fall projects.  You can select the entire product suite or individual products under the Project Materials section below.  

Reminders:

Be sure to check out the new Online Store by clicking here.  When viewing the new Online Store, be sure to check in the upper left hand corner for the Shopping With notice.  You should see my name listed.   

The August 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month it features the Nothing’s Better Than product bundle.

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 from now  –  August 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the August 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 so I can 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 today!  Happy crafting…

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