Detailed Dogwood Vintage Card

Although the Sale-a-bration promotion ended in February and we’re closing out the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, I’m still showing “some love” to Sale-a-bration products! This vintage style card features the beautiful Detailed Dogwood Stamp Set which was one of the free Sale-a-bration products. This card is one of four cards from the April card class. There just weren’t enough months to use the products and hey, we’ve earned them so we must use them. Right?! Hopefully, you were able to earn this stamp set and will find inspiration with this card design.

If you want to recreate this card, you’ll find the material measurements and an assembly video below.

Cut Dimensions:
  • Pebbled Path Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (score/fold at 4-1/4″ for card base)
  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: cut 2 at 4″ x 5-1/4″; scrap for stamping desired sentiment
  • Basic White Cardstock: cut 2 at 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4″ for stamping dogwood (or use regular Basic White)
  • Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 4″
ASSEMBLY VIDEO for the Detailed Dogwood Vintage Card

If you weren’t able to earn the stamp set, don’t fret – there are great floral options to use in place of the dogwood. Two great Online Exclusive options are the Simply Zinnia or Magnolia Mood Stamp Sets. So head off to your craft room and start creating! (LOL)

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

PRODUCT MATERIALS (Minus Retired products)

Coming Soon! Hearts & Hugs Bundle

The new 2024-2025 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is coming soon! On May 1, you’ll be able to purchase products such as this new Hearts & Hugs bundle. As a demonstrator, we’re offered the opportunity to purchase select products a month prior to their release. One such product is the adorable Hearts & Hugs Bundle. (Remember a bundle includes the stamp set and the coordinating dies – by purchasing as a bundle, you save 10%.) The different characters are cute but I especially like the sentiments in the stamp set. We all need a hug once in awhile and the bundle is a great way to send a hug via a greeting card.

For today’s card, I opted to use the pair of walruses from the Hearts & Hugs Bundle. Just look at the faces of the walruses! Doesn’t it make you feel warm & fuzzy?

featuring the pair of walruses from the Hearts & Hugs Bundle

Notice the pink? It’s one of the new 2024-2026 In-Colors, called Pretty In Pink and is also “coming soon.” The pink is a “true pink” and pairs with a wide variety of the Stampin’ Up! colors. Today, I’ve paired it with Pecan Pie.

Cut Dimensions
  • Pretty In Pink Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (score/fold at 4 1/4″ for card base)
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (layering panel)
  • Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3 3/4″ (top layering panel)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4″ x 2 1/4″; 3″ x 3/4″
How-To Video

Be sure to add the Hearts & Hugs Bundle to your wish list! May 1st is approaching soon and you’ll want to create “paper hugs” to send to your friends. If you would like a copy of the 2024-2025 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog and currently do not have a demonstrator, just email me your request.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials – Coming May 1, 2024
  • Hearts & Hugs Bundle (163667)
  • Pretty In Pink Cardstock (163793)
  • Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper (163372)
  • Pretty In Pink 3/8″ Bordered Ribbon (163784)
  • 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems (163781)
Project Materials currently available

You’re Simply Marvelous Perennial Lavender Card

It’s time to share another card from the February Perennial Lavender card class. Unlike the previously shared fun fold cards from the class, the “You’re Simply Marvelous Perennial Lavender Card” is a standard size (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″). A variety of products are being used from the Perennial Lavender Suite Collection and the large Paper Butterfly Embellishment highlights the sentiment panel.

Cut Dimensions:
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (score/fold at 4-1/4″ for card base); 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (2 pcs) 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ (layering panels – front & interior)
  • Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper 4″ x 5-1/2″; 4″ x 1″
  • Basic White Cardstock 2-1/4″ x 3″; 4″ x 5-1/4″ (interior)
Assembly Video for the “You’re Simply Marvelous Perennial Lavender Card

The Perennial Lavender Product Suite contains a multitude of products to use for being creative. Of course, you don’t have to purchase the entire product suite but pick and choose your favorites. But whatever you decide, add the gorgeous Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper to your Stampin’ Up! order.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials

Perennial Lavender Z-Fold Card

In today’s post I’m sharing another of the cards from the February card class featuring products from the Perennial Lavender Product Suite. Building on the last post featuring a fun fold, this design is a double Z-fold card. The Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful backdrop for the die cut leaves and the Paper Butterfly Embellishment. The card also uses the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder to cut and emboss the sentiment.

Cut Dimensions for the Perennial Lavender Z-Fold Card:
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ and 1-1/4″ x 11″, score both at 2-3/4″ & 5-1/2″
  • Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper: (2 pcs) 2-1/2″ x 4″; 5-1/4″ x 4″‘; 1″ x 5-1/4″; (2 pcs) 1″ x 2-1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″; 5-1/4″ x 4″
Assembly Video

Note: If you want to see how to use the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder, it is demonstrated in the Perennial Lavender book fold card video. You can find the video on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/@CreativeStampingwithMargaret.

New Online Exclusives Released!

Check out the new Online Exclusives here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials

Bee Mine Valentine Card

Isn’t the bumblebee the cutest?! Today’s card features the Bee My Valentine Bundle and the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Apr 2024 Mini Catalog. I’m using it as a Valentine’s card but the sentiment works for other occasions too. Perhaps as a fun anniversary card or just a way to express love. The cheerful Bee Mine Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background for the card. You’ll notice that the sentiment is cut with the Heart Punch…unfortunately after using, I realized the punch is retired. However if you don’t have a heart punch or a heart die, a circle punch or other shape to cut around the sentiment will work great.

Do you want to recreate the card? The cut dimensions for the cardstock and Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, as well as, an assembly video are below to make it convenient for you!

Cut Dimensions for the Bee Mine Valentine Card:
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score/fold at 5-1/2″ (card base)
  • 3″ x 4″ Bee Mine Designer Series Paper: (3) 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″; coordinating panel: 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; 4″ x 5-1/4″ (interior)
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for bee
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap for wings
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

As you notice, this cheerful card is simple to assemble! And the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper is the perfect backdrop. The card is a project from the January 2024 Monthly Card Class. You can find information on classes and Class Kits To Go at this link.

And take note – the Stampin’ Up! yearly Sale-a-Bration promotion is ongoing through February 29. If you order, the Bee My Valentine Bundle and the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper for the project (or any product over $50) you qualify to select FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration offerings (Level 1). Spend $100 or more and you can select from Level 2 offerings. You can view all the Sale-a-Bration products here.

Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you join Stampin’ Up! not only do you get $125 in product for $99 in your Starter Kit, you can select the Glass Mat Studio (a $60 value) for FREE. Or in lieu of the Glass Mat Studio, you can order an additional $30 in product ($155 product) for your Starter Kit. When you join, you’ll also become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and enjoy the camaraderie of individuals like yourself, that enjoy paper crafting.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials

HOSTESS CODE:   48561251   

Please use the hostess code if your order is less than $150.  If your order is over $150, you will receive the  hostess rewards.

Sending Cheer Christmas Gift Tags

It’s two weeks until Christmas…are your gifts wrapped yet? I still have gifts to wrap but am ready with gift tags for the presents. In last month’s card class, we made Christmas gift tags using the Sending Cheer Bundle from the Sept-Dec. Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Combining the Sending Cheer Christmas gift tags with the Tailor Made Tags Dies makes creating quick and easy. Need multiples?…It’s a breeze to do! To add “a little extra” use the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder but you can substitute with any embossing folder.

If you haven’t purchased the Sending Cheer Bundle – act fast! It’s on the Last Chance retiring list. It may not arrive in time to use for this Christmas but you’ll have it for next year. Plus there are elements appropriate for year round use. In addition, the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder is also retiring and is currently discounted too.

Three Christmas gift tags using the Sending Cheer Bundle and the Tailor Made Tag Dies from Stampin' Up!
Cut Dimensions:
  •  Basic White Cardstock: (3) 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ for tag die cuts; 2″ x 4″ (3) for stamping
  • Real Red Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x4-1/4″ (tag die cut), scrap for sentiment layering
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (tag die cut)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (tag die cut)
  • Red & White Glitter Paper (retired): 2-1/2″ x 2″ for die cut on presents (or use cardstock and add shimmer with Wink of Stella)
How to make the Sending Cheer Christmas Gift Tags
January Card Class: Kit To-Go

We’re kicking off the first class in 2024 featuring the Bee My Valentine Bundle from the new January-April Mini Catalog.  In addition, we’ll be using the Fluffiest Friends (an Online Exclusive Bundle).  Class details and registration is here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials