Focus on Sweet Sorbet In Color

This month, the Simple Suite Stampers Creative Team is focusing on the new 2022-2024 In Colors and the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper. These products are in the Stampin’ Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog which launched in May. The creative team consists of twelve Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from across the United States and I am honored to be a member of the group. Each month, we create a project focusing on a particular suite of products. We strive to keep the projects simple so you can complete beautiful projects in a short time frame. 

For my June project,  I chose to focus on the Sweet Sorbet In Color.  The floral background panel and the small floral panel are from the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper.  Don’t you love that Stampin’ Up! coordinates the inks, cardstocks & designer series papers? I do! It makes designing projects so much easier!!!

To make it easy for you, a tutorial consisting of the twelve projects has been created.  

Would you like the Simple Suite Stampers February Tutorial with all twelve projects?  Below are the different options on how you can get the tutorial:
  • Place an order via my online store and you’ll receive the tutorial for FREE. 
  • Or if you have considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and join with me, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team.  As a member of my team, you’ll receive each month’s tutorial for FREE.  
  • Lastly, you can purchase the tutorial for $10 (US).  Email me and I’ll send you information for submitting payment. Please put Simple Suite Stampers in the email subject line.

REMINDERS

In less than two weeks, the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.  You can shop here for Last Chance products.

Another great promotion you do not want to miss…

This is a great time to select and purchase your favorite kits.  All kits in the Kits Collection from Stampin’ Up! are included in the promotion (based upon availability).  One exception is the Flourish & Nourish Kit – it is not included in the promotion. So don’t wait, order your kits before the promotion ends on June 30.  And it’s not too early to start thinking of holiday gifts – the kits are all inclusive so make great gifts!  Make your selections and order here. NOTE: You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

 

 

Hey Sports Fan Tag

To celebrate the official start of baseball season, I created a bag of treats for my son.  He’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan so what better than Cracker Jacks, peanuts and Baby Ruth candy bars to enjoy while watching the ballgames.  And of course, the treat needed a baseball themed tag!  By using the Your Biggest Fan bundle and the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper, the Hey Sports Fan tag comes together quickly.  Do you see the baseball on the tag?  Be sure to watch the assembly video below for tips on making a baseball.  I also used the Hat Builder Dies to add a small baseball cap to the tag.  (NOTE: The Hat Builder Dies are retiring so if you don’t have the dies, you may want to consider adding them to your die collection.)    While adding the hat is optional, it definitely adds a finishing touch!

Gift Tag

Here’s the Hey Sports Fan tag on the treat bag of goodies…

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, wouldn’t you like to receive these goodies?

Project Materials: (Product links for ordering are at the end of this post)
  • Your Biggest Fan Bundle
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Hat Builder Dies (optional)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ to cut base
  • Scraps of Evening Evergreen Cardstock (for ticket strip) and Night of Navy Cardstock (for baseball cap)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 
  • Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Real Red Stampin’ Marker or Red Pen/Sharpie Marker
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 2022).  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.

Honeybee Home Gift Tag

Earlier this week, the Playtime with Paper team met for our quarterly meeting.  Part of the meeting focused on practicing different coloring techniques.  One technique was to use Blender Pens with ink pads for coloring and shading.  The Honeybee Home gift tag was the end product.   When learning to color with Blender Pens, I recommend selecting a simple design and limiting the number of ink colors.  This helps prevent becoming overwhelmed! By using the elements from the Honeybee Home Stamp Set, it was easy to practice coloring and shading.  And since I am a fan of making gift tags, using the Tailor Made Tags to cut a base for the images made it a quick project to complete.  Below is the list of materials and a video with coloring tips plus tag assembly. 

Honeybee Home

Honeybee Home Gift Tag project materials:
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Here’s another option for the gift tag…add it to the front of a note card.

Honeybee Home Note Card

REMINDERS

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 5, 2022).  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.

 

 

Windmill Side Panel Step Card

This week, I am sharing another card from the recent All About Tulips Class.  It’s a Windmill Side Panel Step card.  This is a fun card to make and though it looks complicated, it’s not.  The only stamping is the sentiment.  The remainder of design elements include the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper and die cuts!  You’ll find all the components for the windmill in the Windmill Fields Dies. After prepping the materials, the assembly only takes a few minutes so it’s one of those projects where you can plan to make card multiples.  Just cut the extra pieces and have everything ready to assemble at once.  You’ll find the assembly video for the Windmill Side Panel Step Card and the project material dimensions below.  

Side Panel Step Card

Project Materials & Dimensions:
  • Windmill Fields Dies (#157683)
  • Tulips Dies – optional (#157677)
  • Evening Evergreen (#155574) 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3″, 6″ & 7-1/4″ for card base; for the cross panel: 3″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″
  • Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (#157670): 5″ x 2-3/4″, 1″ x 5-1/4″, coordinating piece 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock (#159276) 5-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and a scrap piece for cutting sentiment circle
  • Mango Melody Cardstock – optional (#146989) 6″ x 1-1/4″ (cut 2)
  • Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686): 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318): 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953): 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad (#155576)
  • Biggest Wish Stamp Set (#155052)
  • Round & Square Brads (#155570)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine (#149653) or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Machine (#150673 – a 20% savings during March, 2022)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
  • Bone Folder (#102300)
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

I hope you have fun creating this windmill and tulip inspired card.  The Simple Suite Stampers are featuring Heart & Home Product Suite this month so in my next post, I’ll be sharing a project using the suite.  Plus, I’ll have details on how you can get this month’s tutorials.  Be sure to subscribe to receive my posts so you won’t miss out on the latest project ideas!

REMINDERS

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 5, 2022).  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.

 

Simple Suite Stampers

Recently I was invited to join the Simple Suite Stampers. You may ask who are the Simple Suite Stampers and what’s it about? The Simple Suite Stampers is a design team of twelve Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that create monthly tutorials. Each month a suite of products is chosen and each designer creates a simple project featuring items from the suite.  For this month, the Sweet Talk Bundle is the feature.  Even though Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, the tutorials feature inspiration for using the Sweet Talk Product Suite for different occasions.  It’s easy to change sentiments to highlight the occasion you’re celebrating.  

For my project, I opted to create an engagement card.  The Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper is perfect for creating a wide variety of love themed projects.  

Materials: (for full list of items used, scroll to Project Materials)
  • Pool Party Cardstock: 5-1/2 x 11 score and fold at 4-1/4″ for card base, 4-1/4″ x 3″ (layering piece), scraps for die cutting small flowers
  • Real Red Cardstock: 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3″ x 3/4″
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: Scrap for die cutting leaves
  • Designer Series Paper – Sweet Talk: 5-1/4″ x 4″; Stripe 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
Instructions:
  1. Create card base by layering as follows: large heart designer series paper, smaller rectangle of Pool Party Cardstock and on top, the striped Designer Series Paper panel.
  2. Using the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder and heart die, cut and emboss the piece of Real Red Cardstock.
  3. Die cut 3 small flowers from a scrap of Pool Party Cardstock and 2 leaves from Granny Apple Green Cardstock.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Love & Happiness Stamp Set onto the strip of Basic White Cardstock using black ink pad and use die to cut shape.
  5. Center heart onto top panel of card. Using Dimensionals add the sentiment across the heart. Layer the flowers and leaves on the left side of the sentiment.
  6. Embellish center of flowers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
  7. Complete by adding a small bow tied with the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
Would you like the Simple Suite Stampers February Tutorial with all twelve projects?  Below are the different options on how you can get the tutorial:
  • Place an order via my online store and you’ll receive the tutorial for FREE. 
  • Or if you have considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and join with me, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team.  As a member of my team, you’ll receive each month’s tutorial for FREE.  
  • Lastly, you can purchase the tutorial for $10 (US).  Email me and I’ll send you information for submitting payment. Please put Simple Suite Stampers in the email subject line.

REMINDERS

Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2022.  Don’t miss out on earning FREE exclusive products when you place your qualifying order of $50 or more.  Other perks happening during Sale-A-Bration includes earning more FREE product when you host a party or place an order in excess of $300.  The FREE product is in addition to the rewards you normally earn.  And if you decide to join and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration, you will receive two FREE stamp sets in addition to the products you select for your Starter Kit.  

Contact me for details!

FEBRUARY KIT TO-GO

“All About Tulips”

Fee: $20 (includes shipping)
last day to order the kit is Friday, February 18, 2022
 
  • Remember kits do not include the stamp set or stamped images.
  • You can purchase the Flowering Tulips Bundle ($52 + tax/shipping) and receive the class for FREE plus you’ll earn a Sale-A-Bration offering.  Place your order here and please use the following HOST CODE at checkout AXEDRJUG: Flowering Tulips Bundle.
  • To-Go Kits will mail on February 28, 2022.
  • Assembly video link will be provided on March 1, 2022
  • Email me at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com to register and receive info on submitting payment.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: AXEDRJUG (good until March 5, 2022).  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.

 

Fun with Decorative Masks

Let’s have some fun with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks.  You’ll find the decorative masks on page 65 in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! It’s easy to overlook them but don’t!  There’s lots you can do with the masks to create a variety of card fronts.  I have created samples using two different Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative masks. Plus, you’ll see two different options for using the masks.  One option uses a large floral mask to create a focal point for a card front and the other option uses the repeating small flower design to create a background.  A list of materials for creating the cards is below, as well as, an assembly video.  You’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful cards with the decorative masks. 

Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

Happy Birthday Card Materials & Supplies:
  • Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
  • Basic White Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ to cut using the large Scalloped Contours Dies)
  • Basic Black Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Highland Heather and/or Polished Pink 
  • Highland Heather and/or Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set (for Happy Birthday sentiment)
  • In Symmetry Stamp Set (for leaves)
  • Embossing Paste – matte finish
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies 
  • Palette Knives
  • Blending Brushes
  • Optional: Glitter (non-Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
  • Foam Adhesive Sheet
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
Thank You Card Materials:
  • Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
  • Amazing Thanks Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ – note you will trim this to 5″ x 3-3/4″ after adding colors)
  • Basic Black Cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″ for card layer & scrap pieces to cut background for die cut words)
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock and/or Daffodil Delight Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/2″ and fold to create card base & scrap cardstock pieces to die cut words)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Thank you card: Bermuda Bay, Pale Papaya & Melon Mambo
    • Thanks card: Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather & Balmy Blue
  • 2021-2023 In-Color Jewels
  • Blender Brushes
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

REMINDERS

Three reasons to Sale-a-Brate!!! Contact me for details!

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: 7AKTABVS (good until February 1, 2022).  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.