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.

 

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.

Blessings of Home in Soft Pastels

The holidays are over and I’m back ready to share lots of project ideas with you!  Today, I’m am sharing the Blessings of Home Bundle from the new Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog.  Additionally, I am using a technique for coloring with the Soft Pastels.  It’s a technique that I saw when the pastels were released and I finally gave it a try.  The stamp with the large floral spray from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set is perfect for the technique.  Below is the card photo is the list of materials and an assembly video.  Also, be sure to check out my To-Go Kit offerings!

Blessings of Home

Card Materials:
  • Blessings of Home Bundle
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set for the sentiment (a FREE Sale-a-Bration offering!) 
  • Card Base: Mossy Meadow cardstock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score and fold at 4-1/4″)
  • So Saffron Layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Heart & Home Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Pastels Coloring Chalks
  • Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad (or any light ink color)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • Wink of Stella (opt)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tools: Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers, Blender Pen, Blending Brush, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick

ASSEMBLY VIDEO:

TO-GO KITS

I am pleased to offer the following:

January Card Class “To-Go”

Kit includes pre-cut and scored cardstock, pre-cut Designer Series Paper, embellishments, ribbon with envelopes plus video instruction for stamping & assembly.
  • Options: 
    • 1: Purchase the Artfully Layered Bundle ($53 + tax/shipping) and receive the class kit for FREE plus you’ll earn a Sale-A-Bration offering.
    • 2: The stamp set, Artfully Layered,  purchased separately for $24 +tax/shipping + $20 for kit (includes shipping)
    • 3: Just the Kit materials and assembly video – $20.  Remember, kits do not include the stamp set but you can substitute with sentiment stamps you may already own.
  • To-Go Kits will mail on January 31.
  • Assembly video link will be provided on February 1, 2022
Registration deadline and fee deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022
To register – email me with the option you select: creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com

Payment can be submitted via Venmo, Zelle, PayPal (note for PayPal account is margkni@gmail.com)

The To-Go Kit includes the materials to make 8 Valentine treat holders (2 each of 4 designs).  Additionally, all die cuts are in the kit. Due to Stampin’ Up! regulations, stamped images cannot be provided.  For assembly, you will receive a video link.
 
The Sweet Conversations Bundle (stamp set & dies) are used for the sentiments. Below are pricing options:
 
  • Option 1: The To-Go Kit materials including the Sweet Conversations Bundle $60 plus shipping (Priority $8 mail)
  • Option 2: To-Go Kit materials and no bundle add-on – $20 plus $8 Priority Mail 
Registration deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022.
Packages will ship NLT Jan 31, 2022 and the video link will be sent starting on Monday, January 24 so you can preview prior to receiving materials.
 
To place your order, email me with your Option selection and indicate method of payment. Payments can be submitted via Venmo, Zelle, PayPal (note for PayPal account is margkni@gmail.com).

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.

Delicate Baubles Gift Tags

This week I am sharing a variety of Delicate Baubles gift tags.  Last week you were shown a clever creation using the Delicate Baubles Die.  The Delicate Baubles Dies are used again for these tags. By using a variety of cardstocks and designer papers, it quick and easy to make the gift tags. Create a variety of gift tags for your packages by selecting cardstock or designer papers to coordinate with wrapping papers.  If you don’t already own the Delicate Baubles Dies, be sure to order them soon.  The dies are on the Last Chance List!  It’s definitely a die set you’ll be able to use each holiday.   Check out the video below for tips on creating the Delicate Baubles gift tags. 

Delicate Baubles

Here’s the list of papers that were used for the gift tags:
  • Merry & Bright: Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper & Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Snowflake: Silver Foil, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Joy: Silver Foil, Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper & Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Christmas Tree: Evening Evergreen Cardstock, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper & Vellum
Assembly Video:

See how easy it is to create elegant gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies! Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order while the dies are still available.  Just click on the link under Project Materials for ease in ordering the dies.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember 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. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 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.