Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Best wishes being sent for a wonderful holiday. Whether with family, friends or in solitude, I hope that this day is special for you. As we remember the true meaning of Christmas, may you experience peace and joy.  

I am taking time to relax and recharge.  New blog posts will resume the first week of January.  

Warm regards,

 

 

Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card

Looking for a quick but elegant holiday card? This warm Christmas wishes holiday card is the one to make.  Using the Encircled in Beauty die to cut a frame for the embossed sentiment turns a simple card into an elegant card.  Note the background designer series paper – it’s not from a holiday theme package but from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. It provides the perfect background for the Cherry Cobbler die cut frame.  TIP: To ensure the sentiment stands out on the card, first stamp in desired ink color. Then, stamp over the image with Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder. Using the Stamparatus ensures perfect stamping! 

Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
Warm Christmas Wishes Holiday Card Materials:
  • Encircled In Warmth Stamp Set
  • Encircled In Beauty Dies
  • Basic Gray Cardstock for base (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and fold at 4-1/4”)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (4-1/4” x 4-1/4” for die cut; layering piece: 4” x 5-1/4”)
  • Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper (3-3/4” x 5” for layering)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 3” for stamping sentiment; 4” x 5-1/4” for interior
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Versamark Stamp Pad
  • Clear Emboss Powder (from Basics Embossing Powder Collection)
  • Cherry Cobbler/Gold Metallic Ribbon
  • Adhesives of your choice (recommend Adhesive Sheet for detailed Encircled in Beauty Die)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Doesn’t the Encircled in Beauty die cut provide a gorgeous background for the sentiment?  And be sure to look at your stash of designer series papers for different backgrounds to use on your holiday cards. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

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Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas

This fun Whimsy & Wonder Merry Christmas card  features the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Even the packages used for embellishing the front are cut from the gorgeous designer series paper.  The non-traditional colors in the paper helps to create a fun, cheerful holiday card.  Of course, ask my granddaughter and she’ll tell you that yes, pink is a Christmas color.  She actually has a pink Christmas tree for her bedroom!  So naturally, it is a must that I use the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Below are photos of the card one with a Polished Pink border and one with a white border.  You’ll have to watch the assembly video to learn the details:)

Card Details:
  • Basic White Thick cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″ for form card base.  Scrap piece to stamp and fussy cut the Merry Christmas sentiment.
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper: Snowflake Design layer 5-1/2″ x 4″; fussy cut 4 presents from the designer paper to use on the card front.
  • 1-1/2″ x 4″ strip of Polished Pink In-Color Shimmer Vellum – Cut the strip using the long, narrow die from the Seasonal Labels Dies.  Attach to the front of the Snowflake Designer Series Paper and snip the overhanging edge before attaching to the card base (I forgot to do this in the assembly video!)
  • Add a Wonderful Snowflake Embellishment over the shimmer vellum, then layer the presents, adding the top present with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas using Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad and fussy cut around the greeting.  Note: select your favorite Merry Christmas font (I used the Christmas to Remember & the Holly Jolly Wishes Stamp Sets) Attach the greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don’t forget to embellish the envelope flap with the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper.  It adds the finishing touch! Be sure to register to follow my posts, I’ll be sharing a Whimsy & Wonder gift tag soon.

Assembly Video:

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. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting,

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Merriest Moments Holiday Card

For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting holiday card ideas.  This first card features the Merriest Moments Bundle. In addition to the the stamp set and coordinating dies, the bundle includes the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.  With the hybrid embossing folder, the die fits into the embossing folder.  This creates beautifully textured die-cut images.  For the feature card below, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper is die cut and texture embossed.  Notice the texture on the Basic White cardstock? The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder is used for it too!  For my card, I am using a sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in lieu of one from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set.  A list of materials is below along with an assembly video to assist you reproduce the card. 

Merriest Moments

Card Materials:
  • Merriest Moments Bundle
  • Card base: Evening Evergreen cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ (for texture embossed layer); 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ for sentiment (cut using Merriest Frames Dies)
  • Real Red cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Red Velvet Paper Pack: scrap pieces for cutting mini poinsettias using dies in the Merriest Frames
  • Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tidings & Trimming Stamp Set (or use desired sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim 
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Assembly Video:

With the Merriest Moments Bundle featuring the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create many different card designs so be sure to add it on your “wish list.”

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back next week for another holiday card idea.

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. 

Have a great week!

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Christmas in July 2021-Poinsettia Gift Tags

It’s the second week of Christmas in July 2021 and today features Poinsettia Gift Tags.   Last holiday season, I saw Poinsettia Gift tags created by other demonstrators and made a mental note to use the set for gift tags in the future. So this year, I am making Poinsettia gift tags for some of my holiday packages.  The Poinsettia Dies are perfect for creating the poinsettia embellishment for the tags.  The first tag is a poinsettia gift tag design using non-traditional Christmas colors.  The 2021-2023 In Colors are some of my favorite colors and so I selected Polished Pink for the poinsettia.  It will be perfect to for use this Christmas on one of my granddaughter’s gifts.  In addition, I’m sharing another poinsettia gift tag using stamped poinsettia layers which are cut with the coordinating dies.  The color scheme is more subtle (crumb cake on very vanilla cardstock). 

Project Materials:

Poinsettia Gift Tag 

  • Polished Pink Poinsettia Gift Tag:

    • Poinsettia Dies
    • 100 Fluid Watercolor Paper
    • Cardstock:
      • Polished Pink Cardstock (2-3/4″ x 4″)
      • Soft Succulent Cardstock (scraps for leaves)
      • Basic White (1/2″ x 4″ – trim to approximately 3-1/2″ after stamping)
    • Polished Pink Classic Ink Pad
    • (Optional) Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends 
    • Sponge Daubers
    • Spritzer with water
    • Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad
    • 2021-2023 In-Color Shimmer Vellum
    • Scalloped Contours Dies
    • Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set #156314 (for sentiment) in the July-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog  – available for ordering August 3
    • Optional – Artificially Inked Stamp Set (for background dots)
    • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
    • 1-1/2″ Metallic Mesh Ribbon
    • Hole Punch
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Glue Dots

Poinsettia Gift Tag

  • Stamped Poinsettia Gift Tag:

    • Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set
    • Poinsettia Dies
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Crumb Cake Cardstock (2-1/4″ x 4″)
    • Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
    • Tailor Made Tags Dies
    • Banner Year Stamp Set (for to/from)
    • Gold Foil Sheets
    • Gold Fine Art Ribbon
    • Simply Elegant Trim (gold)
    • Metallic Pearls (gold)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Glue Dots
Assembly video tutorial…

 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

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Check back this Friday for another Christmas in July 2021 project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST.  

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

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Another Peach Themed Card

Yes, it’s another peach themed card!  I warned you in an earlier post that I was having fun creating projects using the Sweet As A Peach bundle and the coordinating You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  The designer series paper makes it easy to create a variety of cards differing in color and design yet keeping with the peach theme.  The vibrant colors and peach images on today’s card are perfect for birthday wishes.  Participants in last month’s class, received the materials for creating this card in their kits. Keep reading for additional card details below the card photos.

You're A Peach Designer Series Paper

Card Details:
  • For the card base, use the largest card size in the Assorted Memories & More Card Pack.
  • Cut 3 panels of Pear Pizzazz cardstock 3-7/8″ x 1-7/8″. 
  • Next, cut the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper creating 3 panels 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Attach the designer series paper panels to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock panels with adhesive.
  • To add the panels, space evenly on the card base front and adhere using a strong adhesive such as Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet As A Peach Stamp Set onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock using Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut the label shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  Add to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Embellish with a Bumblebee Embellishment and a small bow tied using the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.  Attach the embellishments using glue dots.

And don’t forget the card interior…

For the greeting, stamp using Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad (or use Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad). For the peach, ink the stamp with Pale Papaya Classic Ink and then lightly sponge Calypso Coral ink along one side to create color variation before stamping onto the card.  Finish by stamping the stem/leaves using the Pear Pizzazz ink.

There are still peach theme cards for me to share but I’ll take a break and share other creations with you in my next post!  But, I hope you’re inspired to add the Sweet As A Peach Bundle and the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper to your wish list.

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

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Time is running out on the Connect, Craft & Collect Promotion.  For orders of $250 or more, you’ll receive an additional $25 in rewards.  But hurry, the promotion ends on June 14, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Thank you for placing your order with me.  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. I sincerely appreciate your orders. 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BRA2WKZ2.  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.