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…

Project Materials:

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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…

Click here to check out the Last Chance Products.

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.

Sweet As A Peach Gift Tag

As mentioned in my last post, I am enjoying using the Sweet As A Peach bundle.  In addition to last week’s card and others to share, I have a quick and easy gift tag featuring the Sweet As A Peach Bundle.  Not only does it feature the stamp set, it also highlights the beautiful You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper and the Tailor Made Tags Dies.  Trust me, you’re going to want to add the tags dies to your “must have” list!  The dies include two tag shapes in three sizes so you’ll have the ability to make tags for a variety of package sizes.  

Gift Tag

Creating the Sweet As A Peach Gift Tag:
  • Using one of the largest tag dies from the Tailor Made Tags Dies, cut one tag from Pale Papaya cardstock.  Cut another tag from the You’re A Peach Designer Series Paper.  Align the tag tops and overlap the designer series paper tag. Adhere the tags together using a glue dot to hold the designer series paper in place.
  • On a scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set using Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad.  After stamping, cut shape using the Tasteful Labels Dies (or a die shape of your choice).  
  • Embellish the sentiment by stamping the small leaves (from the Sweet As A Peach Stamp Set) using Pear Pizzazz.  Color Basic Rhinestone Jewels with Dark Calypso Coral Blends and add to the leaves.  
  • Add the sentiment to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can use the gift tag on a variety of packages.  As you see in the photo, a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ acetate card box is filled with treats.  Pale Papaya & White Ribbon is wrapped around the box and before tying the bow, a strip of Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and a strip of White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon are added.  The Sweet As A Peach gift tag is inserted under the bow and attached to the box with glue dots.  

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing more “peach themed” projects.

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

Click here to check out the Last Chance Products.

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.

The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! has arrived!  In these kits all the design and preparation are done for you.  The kits are ready to assemble with precut pieces and easy to follow instructions.  You can view the Kits Collection here.

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.

Arrange A Wreath Easter Card

Early last Fall,  I had the opportunity to present projects featuring the Arrange A Wreath bundle to the Luv 2 Stamp Group.  Today, I am sharing the Arrange A Wreath Easter card from the event.  In addition, full instructions for recreating the card just in time for use this upcoming Easter.  The Arrange A Wreath bundle is very versatile and great for different occasions.  Following information on today’s card, you’ll find links to the past posts featuring the bundle.  

Arrange A Wreath

Card Instructions:

Materials:

  • Arrange A Wreath Bundle

Cardstock (CS):

  • Bermuda Bay: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ – for card base
  • Granny Apple Green: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (layer 1); scrap for leaves
  • Basic White: 3-3/4″ x 5″ for emboss layer; 1″ x 2″ for sentiment; scrap for flower centersVellum Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: scrap for 2 flowers
  • Rainbow Glimmer Cardstock: scrap for 3 eggs

Ink Pads:

  • Versamark, Bermuda Bay Classic Stamp Pad, Granny Apple Green Classic Stamp Pad

Other Materials:

  • White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Layering Ovals Dies
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker (opt)
  • Heat Tool
  • Sponge Dauber or Blending Brush
  • Adhesives
Details:
  1. Add the Granny Apple Green CS layer to the Bermuda Bay card base. Stamp the wreath onto the Basic White CS with Versamark. (TIP: use the Stamparatus and if needed, stamp twice to
    ensure all of wreath is stamped). Heat emboss the wreath with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Allow to cool. After cooling, sponge the Basic White paper with Bermuda Bay ink, layering the ink around the wreath. Add to the card.
  2. Stamp three sets of leaves (Granny Apple Green on Granny Apple Green CS) and a set of eggs (Bermuda Bay onto Basic White cardstock). Cut with the coordinating Dies.
  3. Cut an additional three eggs from the Rainbow Glimmer CS.
  4. With the medium size flower die, cut two of flowers from Daffodil Delight CS and cut two of the small flowers from Basic White CS. Layer the white flower onto the yellow flower. Add a small rhinestone jewel to the center of the flowers. (opt -color the rhinestones with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker before adding to the flowers).
  5. Cut the Vellum CS using the “twig” wreath die.
  6. Add eggs along the bottom of the wreath with glue dots. Layer leaves and flowers around the eggs. Cut “twig” strips from the vellum wreath and tuck around the flowers and eggs.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto Basic White CS and cut using the Layering Ovals Dies.
  8. Cut a scalloped oval from the Bermuda Bay CS and add the sentiment layer. Attach to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Complete the card by adding a double loop bow to the top of the wreath.

You can easily substitute the sentiment and use this springtime card for any occasion.

Here are links to additional posts using the Arrange A Bundle: Home Decor Project, Merry Christmas, and Mini Card Pack.  As you’ll be able to see, there are many options for using this bundle.  Take note – this bundle is on the Last-Chance Products Sale list released yesterday (see Reminder section below).  Thus, it will be retiring with this catalog so order it soon to ensure you have this versatile set for your crafting.

JUST A REMINDER…

The current catalog will be retiring on May 3, 2021 so it’s the time to take advantage of discounts on some of your favorite items.  Plus, you’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available.  Note, some items are discounted up to 75% and available only while supplies last.  Check out the Last-Chance Products Sale items here.  Several bundles are retiring but will be available individually without the additional bundle savings in the catalog. To view a PDF list of the Last-Chance Product Sale items, you can download it here: Last-Chance Products 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. So grab your highlighter marker, highlight items wanted and place your order soon!  

Here are a few of my favorites retiring: Stitched Shape Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Circle Punches (all sizes!) and the Silver Foil Paper.  I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Stitched Shape Dies!!!

 

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 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: XKHBAKBQ.  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.

 

Mystery Stamping Project

This past Monday, a virtual event for the Playtime with Paper team took place.  The event focus was a mystery stamping project.  Prior to the event, a posting provided a list of materials including the dimensions for creating a card.  Participants then select the colors, designer series paper, stamp set and so forth they wish to use.  No one knows what the final card layout will be so that’s the “mystery” and it’s fun to see the various card creations afterwards.  

For my mystery stamping presentation, I choose to use different elements from the Dandy Garden Suite.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate a couple of bumblebees on the card.  Since the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper includes a bumblebee print, it became the inspiration for the main color scheme of Misty Moonlight.  Even better is the Dandy Wishes Dies bumblebee die coordinates with the bumblebee printed designer series paper.  The card turned out even better than I envisioned!

Dandy Garden Bumblebee Card

Additional Card Details:

First, select two coordinating pieces of the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. The stripe and the dandelion print coordinate perfectly. For the card base and the texture embossed layer,  use Misty Moonlight cardstock.  The Dandelions 3-D Embossing Folder ties in perfectly with the dandelion print.  Don’t you agree?  To complete the card, add the sentiment label, the bumblebees, and rhinestone jewels.  The sentiment comes from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set.  Finish by wrapping the card front and tying a bow using the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Under Project Materials, the specific materials for the project are listed.  Also added is the link for ordering the entire Dandy Garden Suite – then you’ll have lots of creative options!

It was fun hosting the mystery stamping for the Playtime with Paper team.  Afterwards, participants posted their cards to the team’s Facebook page.  Everyone’s cards were beautiful and I don’t think anyone selected the same Designer Series Paper or same stamp set.  And importantly, a huge thank you to Ange McKay for sharing the dimensions for the mystery stamping.   

Here are a few additional samples using the same layout…

This card features products from the Whale Of A Time Suite.

Whale of A Time

Another card featuring products from the Dandy Garden Suite.

Dragonfly Garden

JUST A REMINDER…

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

The April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period is now available.  This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

Details
  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile
  • Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit is available through April 10, 2021 but note supplies may become limited near the end of the subscription period. 

To subscribe, click here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.

 

 

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Since March is full of birthdays for many family members, it has kept me busy creating birthday cards.  One of my sister’s is the lucky recipient of the Fine Art Floral birthday card. If you’ve not seen the products in the Fine Arts Floral Collection, you must check it out.  The Fine Arts Floral Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!  There are a variety of patterns to select from but I especially was drawn to the pattern on the card below.  It’s beautiful on it’s own but I knew on a Navy cardstock base highlighted with the Gilded Leafing, it would be even more gorgeous.  This was my first use of the Gilded Leafing and I love how it creates an elegant card, especially when combined with the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card

Fine Art Floral Birthday Card:
  • Card base: Night of Navy cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″. 
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ plus a scrap piece for the sentiment pieces.
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: 3 strips at 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Assembly Details:
  • For the first step, apply Gilded Leafing along the edge of the Very Vanilla (5-1/4″ x 4″).  To ensure there is enough gilding, make sure it creates at least a 1/4″ border around all side edges of the card. TIP: Use Tear & Tape since it’s the width needed.
  • After gilding along the outer edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper panels spacing evenly.  
  • Next, add the Gilded Leafing to cover the Very Vanilla cardstock between the panels. Again, use Tear & Tape and then apply the gilded leafing.  To attach layer to the Night of Navy card base, use Stampin’ Seal+.
  • For the sentiment, stamp using Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Use Layering Circles Die to cut circle to fit within the Gold Hoop Embellishment.  Attach to the gold hoop and add to the card front using Stampin’ Seal+. Embellish around the sentiment with Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • For the flower embellishment, use the small flower stamps from the Art Gallery Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Stamp the flower body using Petal Pink and the inner petals with Merry Merlot. Cut using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies.  Stamp the leaves using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Trim as needed to fit behind flower when attaching to the sentiment piece.  Attach flower and leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • With Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends, color a piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon.  Then, tie into a bow (if desired, add strips of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and Petal Pink Ribbon when forming tail of bow).  Add the bow to the base of the flower on the card using glue dots.

Be sure to check out the products in the Fine Art Floral Suite Collection and order your favorite items.  But definitely, add the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Gilded Leafing to a “must have” order list. 

JUST A FEW REMINDERS…

MARCH PAPER PUMPKIN

Details
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Includes four free stencils and a stamping sponge!
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box.

Subscribe here to receive the March kit.  Remember, the last day to order is March 10 so don’t delay, supplies may be limited near the end of the promotion.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 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 host code for March is: AS74UVX2.  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.