Friends Are Like Seashells with Video Tutorial

The card today features the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle.  I originally made this card for a Shoebox Swap and decided to make a video for you demonstrating how easy it is to recreate.  The bundle is in the Stampin’ Up!  Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog. Along with the coordinating Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, you’ll be able to create gorgeous cards.  

Friends Are Like Seashells

Card Materials: 
  • Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle
  • Seashells 3D Embossing Folder
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock: card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″ score at 5-1/2″ for side fold card; 5-1/4″ x 4″ for embossing (NOTE: this color cardstock and Classic Stamp Pad have sold out and no longer available so select another color for the base)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
  • Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4″ x 3″
  • Pearlescent Specialty Paper: 5-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ 
  • Stampin’ Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
  • Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive
  • Opal Rounds
  • Stamparatus (optional)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesives

Here’s a video for creating & assembling the card: 

You can purchase the bundle for creating a Friends Are Like Seashells card under the Project Materials link at the bottom of this post.  


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!  

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!

Paper Pumpkin April 2021

  • 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.

Poppy Moments Wedding Card

Due to the current health situation, many weddings have to be postponed.  When the event is rescheduled, be prepared with a beautiful card.  I’m calling today’s card the Poppy Moments Wedding Card, since it features poppies cut with the Poppies Moments Dies. The sentiment and label are from the So Sentimental Bundle.  Due to social distancing, the May card class was held via Zoom and participants had fun creating this card together virtually.  

And hip, hip, hooray!  I have a You Tube video tutorial for you.  It’s the first, but I promise you not the last that I’ll create.  Yes, it took me awhile but I think I have the filming and editing somewhat figured out.  Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! LOL  If you scroll past the video, you’ll find the list of materials needed to create the card and assembly details.  

Card Materials:
  • Card Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold)
  • Layer 1: Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″)
  • Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • So Sentimental Bundle (So Sentimental Stamp Set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • Petal Pink cardstock (3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ for label; 2″ x 4″ for poppies)
  • Vellum cardstock (2″ x 4″ for poppies)
  • Soft Seafoam Green cardstock – scraps for leaves
  • Old Olive cardstock (scraps for leaves
  • Basic Black cardstock (scrap piece for flower stamens)
  • Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon (on the Last-Chance Products list)
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins (on the Last-Chance Products list)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card Directions & Assembly:
  1. Using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, texture emboss the 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock.  After embossing, adhere to the Whisper White Thick cardstock base.
  2. Cut the following using the Poppy Moments Dies:
    • Petal Pink poppy flower outlines – 2
    • Vellum Cardstock poppy flower bodies – 2
    • Soft Seafoam Cardstock small leaves – 2
    • Old Olive cardstock small leaves overlays – 2
    • Soft Seafoam cardstock slender leaves – 3
    • Old Olive cardstock slend leaves overlays – 3
    • Basic Black small flower stamens – 2
  3. Attach the overlays to the leaves using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  4. Next, add the Poppy overlays to the Vellum Poppy bodies by using a Mini Glue Dot in the center of the overlay.  NOTE:  The overlay is not attached completely to the vellum, just attached at the center.  
  5. With mini glue dots, add the Basic Black stamen to the center of the Poppy overlay.
  6. Stamp the sentiment onto the Petal Pink and cut label shape.
  7. Add the leaves and flowers to the back of the label.
  8. Attach the label piece to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Embellish the center of the stamen with Pearls Basic Jewels.
  10. Tie a small knot bow with the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon.  Add to the card with a mini glue dot and embellish the card with the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

All the materials for recreating this card will be available in the upcoming new Annual Catalog except for the ribbon and the sequins.  If you want the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon or the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins, be sure to order quickly!

Just a reminder:

Be sure to check the Last-Chance Products list to order some of your favorite products from the current catalog before they are no longer available.  The final day to order the last-chance products is June 2 or while supplies last.  

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for May is R929JEAV and the Host Code for June is K3A9P6XS Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

From My Heart Suite Bundle

Today, the From My Heart Suite Bundle in the Mini Catalog is the feature product. It is perfect for creating Valentine’s Day cards, packaging treat bags and more.  The suite bundle includes the Heartfelt Bundle and From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  In addition, Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon, From My Heart Faceted Gems, Heart Doilies and Heart Foil Tins.  With the purchase of the From My Heart Suite Bundle, you’ll receive all of these products.  Then, you can have fun creating a variety of treats and cards to present for Valentine’s Day.  From My Heart

In the two videos below, the From My Heart Suite and the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper are highlighted:

What’s your favorite product from the suite?  I know I’m going to love using the Heart Foil Tins.  It’s wonderful that you can bake directly in the tins.  Perfect for brownies, small cakes or large heart shaped cookies.  Or if you don’t have time to bake, the Heart Foil Tins can be filled with other goodies!


Sale-a-Bration is ongoing until March 31, 2020. For every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax & shipping), you are able to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  There’s no limit!  There are Sale-A-Bration reward offerings for $50 and $100 spending purchases so be sure to check out the Sale-a-bration online brochure.  

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

You can place your order by clicking the following link: Margaret’s Online Store

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Here’s another project kit for you!  The Joy of Giving Tag Kit from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog includes all the materials you need to make gift tags.  You will be able to take your gifts from basic to brilliant with handmade tags that you create.  Plus, it’s that little extra touch that lets the recipient know they’re extra special since you’ve taken the time to make a special gift tag.  

What a wonderful all-inclusive kit!  It includes everything you need to make the 30 tags – 10 each of 3 designs.  You will receive a 17-piece photopolymer Joy of Giving Stamp Set and a Poppy Parade Ink Spot for stamping.  A clear block is also included for your use. 

Joy of Giving Tag Kit

To see how simple it is create tags using the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, check out the short video below:

When ready, you can place your order, just click on the link under Project Materials below.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later this week for another project idea!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Christmas Countdown Project Kit

Do you love project kits?  If so, you’re going to love the Christmas Countdown Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!   This Christmas craft kit let’s you create your own hand-crafted advent décor.  You can fill the boxes with small gifts, and let the countdown begin!  The kit includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes and has a sturdy outer box to hold them all.  The Christmas Countdown Stamp Set is used to complete the holiday themed  project and is sold separately.   The project colors includes Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White with Gold Foil to add some shine! Be sure to watch the short video below as Natalie showcases the project kit.

But wait!  Though the project kit is called Christmas Countdown, it’s not just for Christmas. Christmas Countdown Project Kit Variation

Isn’t it a great idea for storing embellishments?  In my craft room, numerous methods have been tried for embellishment storage.  Yet, the system currently in use still does not allow me to see purchased embellishments. You know the saying – out of sight, out of mind!   Which means embellishments are forgotten and thus not used enough.  Therefore, I my recent order includes an extra Christmas Countdown Project Kit to use for embellishment storage.  I look forward to it arriving and will share the finished project in a future blog.

Other uses include decorating the reverse side of the boxes for other holiday themes such as Easter is Coming.   Or perhaps, use as a Birthday Countdown.  What other uses can you think of?    

Be sure to place your order for the Christmas Countdown Project Kit before it becomes Sold Out!  You can order below in the Project Materials section.

REMINDER: In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday for more project ideas.  Happy Crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Beautiful May Flowers

Beautiful May flowers are coming your way in next month’s Paper Pumpkin.  The Shelli Kit, featuring Hugs from Shelli, is a very special kit.  Stampin’ Up! cofounder  and board chair, Shelli Gardner has teamed with the Paper Pumpkin team to design this one-of-a-kind kit herself.  It contains beautiful soft colors (including one of the new In-Colors).   Additionally, the kit includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards.  Stampin’ Up! has put together this video below to give you a special sneak peek. 

Did you enjoy the sneak peek and the special look at one of the cards you can make with the kit?  As always, the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit has the inspiration you need to create beautifully crafted projects.  And the box?  Isn’t it beautiful.  How could you not want to receive the kit!  It doesn’t look like we will be disappointed with the May kit.  

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by May 10th and let your beautiful May flowers be delivered right to your door.  

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