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!

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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!

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Joy Of Noel Holiday Card

It’s time to prepare holiday cards and today’s project features the Joy of Noel Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Sep-Dec 2023 Mini Catalog.  The Joy Of Noel Holiday card is a simple, beautiful card. Even better, the design uses the “one sheet wonder” technique!  You stamp on a full sheet of cardstock and then cut to create four panels for cards.  This enables you to create four cards in one quick swoop!  If you’re not familiar with this stamping technique, it’s demonstrated in the assembly video below.

One quick note…If you don’t currently own this stamp set (or the Joy of Noel Bundle with the coordinating dies), order soon! The set is being retired!

Joy of Noel Holiday Card Cut Dimensions:
  • First cut of stamped/colored Thick Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Second cut: 5-1/4″ x 4″ Card Bases: (4) 5-1/2″ x 11″; score/fold at 4-1/4″
  • Shaded Spruce and Real Red layering panels: 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior
Assembly Video

Have fun with creating your holiday cards using the Joy of Noel Stamp Set and the One Sheet Wonder stamping technique!  

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!

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Abundant Beauty Sunflowers Cards

Have you tried the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks yet? In this month’s All About Autumn card class, the decorative masks were used to create beautiful Abundant Beauty Sunflowers cards. There are four different masks for creating the sunflower. What’s great is that each mask is numbered so you use each in order to layer the ink colors. In addition to the numbers, there is a notch in each of the masks. This makes it easy to ensure proper alignment. In the assembly video, you’ll see how easy it is to use the masks. When designing the card, I couldn’t stop at just one! So two sunflower card samples were created using the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks. Splotches have been stamped onto the card on the left using a stamp from the Color and Contour Stamp Set. Which do you prefer?

Abundant Beauty Sunflowers Cards Cut Dimensions:
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ (score/fold at 5-1/2″); scrap piece for punched sentiment layer
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 2 pieces 4″ x 5-1/4″; scrap for punched sentiment layer

Assembly Video for the Abundant Beauty Sunflowers Cards

The Abundant Beauty Masks includes three additional decorative masks.  This offers more creative options to make gorgeous card background panels. 

HAPPENING THIS MONTH:

JUST A REMINDER: Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, and  the best way to do that is with a special Starter Kit offer! From 3–31 October, new demonstrators will be able to choose either 35% OFF the cost of their Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit!  

When you decide to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can select from one of two options:

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only $64.35.

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99!

And when you join during this special Starter Kit promotion, you’ll receive FREE registration for the virtual OnStage event happening on November 11. This is an exclusive event for Stampin’ Up! demonstators.

No matter which option new demonstrators choose for their Starter Kit, both provide them with free business supplies and free shipping on their Starter Kit—not to mention all the fun that comes with being part of Stampin’ Up! Contact me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com)  for additional details about this fantastic offer or join here.

When you join and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you’ll receive a minimum of 20% discount on your Stampin’ Up! purchases. Enjoy additional perks of being a demonstrator such as early access to products, demonstrator-only events, connection with stamping friends around the globe, and if you decide to pursue it as a business, the opportunity to earn a modest supplemental income based on sales. PLUS- you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and enjoy the comradery of a wonderful group!

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!

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Trucking Along – Tree Farm Holiday Card

The Tree Farm holiday card features the Trucking Along Bundle and the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper.  It is a card design that was inspired by the beautiful designer series paper.  The illusion of a hill is perfect for a couple of tree farm trucks.  And the trucks bringing Christmas trees down the hill in the winter forest is perfect for a fun holiday card.  I’ve included the cut dimensions and an assembly video below so you can recreate the card. You will find both the Trucking Along Bundle and the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper in the Online Exclusives section of my Stampin’ Up! store.  

Cut Dimensions for the Trucking Along – Tree Farm Holiday Card:
  • Card Base: use the large Memories & More Card Base & Envelope
  • Real Red Cardstock layer: 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″; scrap for sentiment punch
  • One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper: 6″ x 4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5″ x 2″ (to stamp trucks); scraps for trees & sentiment oval
Assembly Video for the Trucking Along – Tree Farm Holiday Card

You can order the supplies needed to create this card in the Project Materials section at the bottom of this post.

Did you know that I offer each month’s card class via a Kit To-Go?  Information is in the Classes To-Go tab.

HAPPENING THIS MONTH:

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, and  the best way to do that is with a special Starter Kit offer! From 3–31 October, new demonstrators will be able to choose either 35% OFF the cost of their Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit!  

 

When you decide to join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can select from one of two options:

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only $64.35.

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99!

And when you join during this special Starter Kit promotion, you’ll receive FREE registration for the virtual OnStage event happening on November 11. This is an exclusive event for Stampin’ Up! demonstators.

No matter which option new demonstrators choose for their Starter Kit, both provide them with free business supplies and free shipping on their Starter Kit—not to mention all the fun that comes with being part of Stampin’ Up! Contact me (creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com)  for additional details about this fantastic offer or join here.

When you join and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you’ll receive a minimum of 20% discount on your Stampin’ Up! purchases. Enjoy additional perks of being a demonstrator such as early access to products, demonstrator-only events, connection with stamping friends around the globe, and if you decide to pursue it as a business, the opportunity to earn a modest supplemental income based on sales. PLUS- you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team and enjoy the comradery of a wonderful group!

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!

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Horse & Sleigh Fun Fold Card

Are you ready for another holiday card? This fun fold design features the Horse & Sleigh Bundle and the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper to create a beauty card. The fun fold is what I call an accordion step card. Can you think of a better name?

When I first saw the Horse & Sleigh Bundle, I knew that I “had to have” it! The products are not found in the catalogs but are Online Exclusive Products.  When visiting my online store, check out the Online Exclusive tab.  With the designs in the One Horse Open Sleigh paper, there are numerous backgrounds that can be created. This is one of the cards from the September card class. If you’d like to order my future class kits, just send me an email and I’ll send you information on my upcoming classes.

 

Horse & Sleigh Bundle used to create a fun fold holiday card.
Cut & Score:
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock 5-1/2″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″, 8-1/2″ and 9-3/4″ for card base
  • One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ for base panel and 5-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ for front fold panel
  • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ to stamp horse & carriage
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4″ x4″ for interior; scrap for sentiment

 

Assembly Video for the Horse & Sleigh Fun Fold Card

There will be some lucky recipients on my Christmas card list this year!

You can order the supplies needed to create this card in the Project Materials section at the bottom of this post.

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!

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