Maximizing Your Designer Series Paper

Earlier this week on a Facebook Live, I highlighted maximizing your Designer Series Paper.  Twelve cards can be made from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The only scrap for the trash left after making the cuts is a 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ inch piece.  The Designer Series Paper in the sample cards is Painted Seasons.  This Designer Series Paper is a FREE Sale-a-Bration selection and is only available until March 31 (just a few more days!).  The twelve cards and cutting guide are shown below.   

Cutting Guide:

Tips for cutting:

  1. Use the photo as your guide and cut the vertical lines first. In the photo, the pink arrows designate the vertical cut lines. 
  2. Cut the first vertical line at a width of 4″.
  3. The next vertical cut is 3″ in width.
  4. The final vertical cut is 3-1/2″ in width. 
  5. After completing these cuts, you will have a 4″ x 12″ strip, a 3″ x 12″ strip, a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip and a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip.
  6. Refer to the photo and cut the strips to the appropriate sizes for the cards.

Click on this link: How to Maximize your Designer Series Paper to watch cutting of the 12″ x 12″ designer series paper.

It’s time to stop hoarding your Designer Series Paper so start cutting and maximizing your Designer Series Paper!

A tutorial for each of the cards is under the Tutorial tab at the top of the blog.  

REMINDER:

Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday, March 31.  There are some great product selections including the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.  To view the available selections, click here.  You can follow this link to Shop Now.

If you would like to receive ongoing savings on your purchases, join my Playtime with Paper team.  During Sale-a-bration, you can select $175 of product for only $99.  Or if you would like the Craft & Carry Tote, the registration free is $129 and you still select $175 worth of product.  This is an additional $50 of product! Best of all, you receive free shipping on your registration order.  To register and start saving on your future purchase, click here and select which option you prefer. Contact me with your questions.  Don’t forget this offer ends on March 31 so act now!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

More Celebrating Birthdays

We are still celebrating birthdays and I am sharing another card from the class themed Celebrating Birthdays.  The card is a triple layer card featuring the Painted Seasons stamp set.  The stamp set is in a bundle with the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and is a Sale-a-bration selection.  Remember, it is available for FREE with a qualifying order of $100 until March 31 (or while supplies last).  In addition, the coordinating Four Seasons Framelits eliminate the fussy cutting for the added floral embellishment.  For triple layer stamping, I like to use a monochromatic color scheme and chose Highland Heather to provide a Springtime look.  This stamping method also looks great with a combination of colors so just select your favorite colors.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. 

A tutorial is available for this card.  Here is the link for the Triple Layer Card featuring Painted Seasons Stamp Set

To go with the theme, Celebrating Birthdays, a class participant surprised the group with treat of cupcakes and not just plain cupcakes!  Joni made delicious lemon strawberry cupcakes and cake.  Just look at her creations!

She cut silver cardstock with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies and cut individual butterflies to use on picks for the cupcakes.   Joni used a blend of inks and glitter glue on the wings and bodies of  to add pizzazz to the butterflies.  Green moss on the picks add a touch of realism.  The cupcakes and cake were almost too beautiful to eat! 

As you can tell, the card classes are lots of fun!

Be sure to download the tutorial and share your cards on my Facebook page: Creative Stamping & Crafts with Margaret

Happy stamping!

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Wonderful Techniques with Florentine Filigree

There are many wonderful techniques you can use with the Florentine Filigree stamp set.  It’s almost like creating magic before your eyes.  Bryan from Stampin’ Up! has some wonderful projects to show you exactly how you can use this stamp set.  There are some wonderful sentiments to use for a variety of occasions.  

Don’t you just love how it all comes together?  You can check out the Florentine Filigree stamp set from the Occasions Catalog in my online store here.  Remember, for every $50 in products you purchase through March 31st, you can earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.  It’s a great time to stock up while you purchase.  

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Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

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Shimmery Foil Sheets

Another great product in the Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets.  They are shimmery foil sheets that look amazing under light.  Use them beneath your sentiment, as a background or just as a small accent.  No matter how you use them, you won’t be disappointed.  When you get your hands on them you will agree that they are amazing.  These sheets are available for free in the Sale-a-Bration catalog with a $50 purchase.  

The sheets can be used as accents on cards and boxes.  A good example is the Pillow Boxes in the video.  

Place your a minimum order of $50 through my online store and select the Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets from Sale-a-Bration.   Use them to take your creations up a notch!

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How to Make a Note Card Box

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook live demo featuring the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards, a coordinating box for the note cards was shown.  In this post, I am showing you how to make a note card box for your note cards.  The box comfortably holds four note cards and envelopes.  Depending upon the note card embellishments, you can add up to six note cards.  My box coordinates with the butterfly cards but you can use the box instructions and embellish it to coordinate with your note card designs. 

Note Card Box

Steps for making the box:

  1. Cut card stock 8″ x 10″.  The sample above uses Thick Whisper White card stock.
  2. Use the Simply Scored to score on the 10″ side at 1″, 4-3/4″, 5-3/4″ and 9-1/2″.
  3. Rotate paper and score the 8″ side at 1″, 6-3/8″ and 7-3/8″.Score lines for note card box.
  4. Refer to the directions in the photo below for cutting instructions.Note Box cut lines
  5. After cutting box shape should be as shown below.  Follow steps to trim flaps which helps create a neater fold.Next step for note box
  6. Turn box over so that right side is facing up.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape along the 1/2″ edge.  Close the box so that the side edges align.Final steps to complete Note Card Box
  7.  Fold bottom and side tab flaps.  Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the final flap to close the bottom of the box.  To make it easier to open and close the box,  create a notch in the center of the back of the box.
  8. Embellish box as desired.

Box Embellishment to coordinate with the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards:Butterfly Note Card Box

 

  1. Cut Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 pieces at 3-1/2″ x 2″ and 2 pieces at 3/4″ x 2″.  Attach the DSP to the lower portion of the box front, back and sides. 
  2. Create a belly band with 1-1/2″ x 11″ Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Tip: Wrap the cardstock so that it closes in the front so you can cover the “seam” with the sentiment piece.  Slide the belly band so that it is just above the Gingham Gala DSP.
  3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Use the coordinating wing stamps to stamp the wings using Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink Pad – stamp off onto a scrap paper for a lighter shade.  Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to cut the butterflies.  Save 10% by purchasing it as a bundle.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Punch with the 2″ circle punch.  Use the 2-1/4″ circle punch to cut the Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala DSP.  Attach the sentiment to the DSP layer using Snail Adhesive.  
  5. Wrap a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon around the box and tie in a knot.  Attach the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  6. Finish embellishing the box by adding the Butterflies and Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

If you have questions or need clarification on specific sets, just send a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

Remember: You can order the supplies online to make this card by clicking on the items at the end of this post or on links in the post. 

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