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.

“Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package

Halloween will be here in a few days so I’m sharing a quick gift idea – a “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package.  It uses the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! July-Dec Mini Catalog.  This is one of my favorite “go-to” packages for small hand lotions (approx. 1 ounce size).  The packages are very easy and quick to assemble using designer series paper.   Carrying through with the Halloween theme, I’m using the coordinating Cutest Halloween Bundle and the Tailored Tags Dies to create simple tags.  Friends and family members will enjoy these “non-caloric” Halloween treats!!!  

Hand Lotion Package

Below is the project information for the “Cute Halloween” Hand Lotion Package and a video on how to score, cut and assemble the hand lotion package.

Cute Halloween Hand Lotion Package Cutting, Scoring & Assembling:
  • Cute Halloween 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper: cut 4-1/2″ x 6″ 
    • on the 4-1/2″ side, score at 2″ and 4″
    • rotate 90 and score on one 6″ side at 1″ (NOTE: if paper has a vertical design, be sure to score so that pattern will be running vertical and score line is at bottom of the paper.)
    • turn paper again and with the horizontal 1″ score line at the top of the score board and the 1/2″ vertical score line to the right – score at 1″ and 3″ just up to the 1″ horizontal score line (this is demonstrated in the video below)  Alternate Size:  if your hand lotion tube is slightly longer, instead of scoring horizontally at 1″, score at 3/4″ – all other measurements remain the same.
    • Fold & burnish on all score lines.
    • With paper snips, cut along all of the vertical score lines up to the 1″ horizontal score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ panel piece below the 1″ horizontal score line. (This will form the bottom of the package.)
    • Fold along the long vertical score lines and insert the top into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch and punch to create top of the box.
    • With a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape, Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, create a “tube” by sealing the side of the package. Place the adhesive on the 1/2″ side flap and fold other side to meet – press firmly to seal.
    • Next, form bottom by folding the flaps and sealing with strong adhesive. 
Tags for Hand Lotion Package:
  • Tailored Tags Dies
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock 
  • Cutest Halloween Bundle
  • Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink
  • Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Basic Black Cardstock (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Highland Heather (scrap for cutting circle)
  • Ribbons to coordinate 
Assembly Video

Here’s alternate 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. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting,

Project Materials:

The current host code is: UQS9H2DZ (good until November 2, 2021).  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.

 

 

Expressions In Ink Fun Fold

Today’s card is another from the recent class featuring fun fold cards.  It’s a design that I saw some time ago and then again recently.  So, I decided to use the fun fold to showcase the beautiful Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  In addition, the coordinating Artistically Inked Bundle from the Expressions In Ink Suite adds the perfect embellishment.  This fun fold design is a great for showcasing designer series papers and helps to “clear your stash”!  Though I am calling it a “fun fold”, don’t you think it’s really a “fancy fold”? 

Fun Fold Card Design
Materials for the Expressions In Ink Fun Fold Card: 
  • Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper (select 2 coordinating design patterns)
    • from one pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1″ x 5-1/2″
    • from second pattern, cut the following:
      • 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
      • 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Coordinating Cardstock for Base
    • 5-1/2″ x 11″ – score at 1-1/4″, 5-1/2″ & 9-1/4″ 
    • 1-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ for belly band
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4″ (for interior), 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (for sentiment label) and scrap for stamping flower & leaves
  • Artistically Inked Bundle
  • Inks:
    • Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad
    • Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink Pad (or other green to coordinate with paper selected)
    • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (for sentiment label)
  • Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Die Cutting Machine
  • Bone Folder
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

 

Card open view:

Note: For the interior card sentiment, Peaceful Moments Stamp Set was used.

REMINDERS

New KIT COLLECTION available! The Love, Santa Kit (Item #158375, $19)

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (6.4 x 12.1 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

The video below showcases the Love, Santa Kit

AND ADD SOME BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

 

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS (Item #158381)

$7.00 

12 treat bags, 3 each of 4 designs, 4″ x 9-1/2″ and Food safe

Paper Pumpkin – Peaceful Christmas is now available for order from now until October 10

Details:

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!

Order your Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit here

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,

Project Materials:

The current host code is: UQS9H2DZ.  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.

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.  

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!  

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

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.

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!