Fun with Field Journal

This month, I am the guest stamper for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team.  So, I’ve been having fun with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  As a guest stamper, we select a stamp set and present a project each week to showcase ideas for using the set.  This is a great way to expand creativity.  I had so much fun using the duck stamp from Field Journal, that I created not one, but two different cards! 

Fun with Field Journal

Card Tips:
  • For the card on the left, stamp the duck onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using Stazon Jet Black ink.  Color using watercolor pencils. Note, the watercolor pencils are used dry with no water. After stamping and coloring the image, cut using the large circle Stitched Shapes Dies.  The card base uses Early Espresso. A Crumb Cake cardstock layer is topped with a layer of Garden Green Designer Series Paper from the 6″x6″ Regals Designer Series Paper Assortment. Before attaching the layers to the card base, wrap a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim around the card and tie into a knot.  Then, add to the card base using Stampin’ Seal+.  Adhere the stamped duck to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped using Early Espresso Classic Ink and cut with paper snips.  
  • The card on the right is a fun fold card featuring the Corner Fold.  I followed directions and dimensions from a post by Cindee Wilkinson at Just Sponge It.  For the card base, use Pretty Peacock cardstock and layer with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  In addition, use a coordinating square of the paper below the duck layer.  For the duck on this card, stamp the image onto Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set.  

If you’re needing a card with a masculine feel, either of these would be perfect to create.  The fun continues with the Field Journal Stamp Set.  So, be on the lookout for more samples using this set!

Reminders:

It’s time to Sale-A-Brate!!! What is that you ask? Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products with qualifying purchases. The FREE products are in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.   Click here to Shop With Me and view the online Sale-A-Bration brochure under the Sales and Specials tab.

An additional bonus – if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you will receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit! There couldn’t be a better time to join the Stampin’ Up! family and becoming a member of my Playtime with Paper group.  

Sale-A-Bration is ongoing through February 28, 2021.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program:  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  And 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!  

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The host code for February is: WJG4ZYAK.  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.

 

 

Coloring Designer Series Paper

In today’s post, I am featuring cards highlighting two methods for coloring Designer Series Paper.  For one of the cards in the July “to go” card class, participants were able to color the background of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper provides perfect designs to color.  For coloring the designer series paper, Stampin’ Blends Markers and Watercolor Pencils can be used.  To ensure a fair comparison of the two methods, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green have been chosen.  On both cards, the peony flowers become the feature on the designer series paper by coloring the background and the leaves.

The first card features the Calypso Coral Light and Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends Markers.  The Stampin’ Blends Markers provide a bright background for the peony flowers on the Designer Series Paper. 

Peony Garden Designer Series Paper

The card below uses the Calypso Coral and the Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils for shading the background and the leaves.  Since the designer series paper is not designed to watercolor, no water is used.  Instead the watercolor pencils are being used like a coloring pencil.  Peony Garden Designer Series paper

Notice the background using the Watercolor Pencils provides a more subtle color and areas have shading.  This is due to variation in the amount of pressure when coloring with the watercolor pencils.  Note: Due to lighting with my photo, the shading is more pronounced than when actually viewing the card.  

TIPS:
  • Color the leaves first.  Once the leaves have color added, it becomes easier to separate the background from the flowers.
  • When coloring with the watercolor pencils, use a small circular coloring motion vs straight line coloring.  This method provides a smoother appearance.
  • Option: Use an eraser and gently erase areas of the watercolor pencil are heaviest.  (Personally, I think the variation in shading looks good.)

Hopefully, I have inspired you to try coloring designer series paper.  Have fun experimenting with different papers and coloring tools!   In addition to coloring the background, you may want to just color specific images.  The possibilities are almost endless!

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.  

To take advantage of Bonus Days, be sure to place your order on or before, August 3, 2020.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting…

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Creating with #Elfie

Woohoo!  On Wednesday, September 4th, you can order from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!  So, today I’m sharing a card made with products from my demonstrator preorder.  I had lots of fun creating with #Eflie (item #150509).  Last weekend, I participated in a Holiday Shoe Box Swap and selected #Elfie to use for my swap. The elves in the set are full of whimsy.  If you like to color, you’ll enjoy using your favorite coloring method for the images.  Believe me when I say, you’ll have fun creating with #Elfie!  For my swap, watercolor pencils and a blender pen were the coloring tools.  The images coordinate perfectly with other new products in the Holiday Catalog.  Additional products include the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, the Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  Plus, see the presents around the frame?  They can be found in the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (this is a fantastic product offering!).  

#Elfie

Card details:
  • Create a card base using an 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock. Score and fold at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.  Next, cut a piece of the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to cover the card front (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  TIP:  if the DSP you select has a directional pattern, double check it’s position before cutting.  Attach the DSP to the card front. 
  • Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a Pool Party cardstock frame.  
  • Stamp the elf using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the following watercolor pencils: Garden Green , Cherry Cobbler Red, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso (hair) and Flirty Flamingo (for the face).  Use the blender pens to smooth the watercolor pencil colors.  TIP:  For the face, I touched the end of the blender pen to the Flirty Flamingo to pick up a small amount of color instead of  directly coloring the face with the watercolor pencil.  This ensured that just a small amount of color was added.  
  • With the tip of a blender pen, pick up Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink to color the ball on the striped pole and the bell on the elf hat.    
  • To create a “fur look” on the brim of the elf hat, add a small amount of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and watch it “puff” when drying with the heat tool.
  • Lightly sponge Pool Party Ink around the elf and to stamp the snowflakes from the #Elfie stamp set.  
  • Add a snowy glimmer to the sign by adding Shimmery Crystal Effects and sprinkling with a small amount of Ice Stampin’ Glitter.
  • Attach the frame to the elf panel using Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then, attach to the card front using adhesive.
Final Touches:
  • Stamp two sets of the presents from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley using Real Red and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating dies. 
  • The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut using the Classic Label Punch.  
  • Arrange the presents and sentiment around the frame attaching with mini glue dots and mini stampin’ dimensionals.

The Holiday Shoe Box Swap was a fun event! It allowed demonstrators to share project ideas using products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  So, I’ll be sharing the projects with you soon.  

Be sure to complete your shopping list from the Holiday Catalog and include the products shown in today’s post.  When ready, you can place your order here starting on September 4th.  I appreciate your support and for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me . 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Labor Day! 

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! 

 

 

 

 

Lunch Bag Note Cards

Today’s project, Lunch Bag Note Cards, is a quick and easy project.  Perfect if you are new to paper stamping or are in the need for a speedy project.  Plus, the note cards are stinkin’ cute!  The note cards are the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes so a perfect size to add to a lunch or book bag.  On different occasions, I plan to add a note to my husband’s golf bag along with his lunch.  Maybe it will improve his golf game for the day!  I am also gifting some of the cards for use in my grandson’s school bag.  

Hey Love Narrow Note Cards

With Jet Black Stazon Ink and the Hey Love Cling Stamp Set stamp the images on the narrow note cards.  Use the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen to color each image.  Super easy!  The Narrow Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes come in a set of 20 so you can make multiple sets.

The narrow note cards are perfect to use for thinking of you sentiments or offering words of encouragement.  It will make the day for the recipient!

You can purchase the products featured by using the links in Project Materials listed below.  I appreciate your business!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend and be sure to do something creatively. 

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Coloring Lovely Lattice

The past few weeks, I have been promoting that during Sale-a-Bration you have the opportunity to earn free product.  One of the many products you can earn is the Lovely Lattice stamp set.   This is a beautiful stamp set that you will have fun coloring.  There are so many techniques you can choose from when you put the images to the paper.  My personal favorite would be to color with the Stampin’ Blends or the Aqua Painter.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and earn this set for free with a $50 purchase from my online store.   

There are so many other products in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can choose from or earn in addition to this stamp set. If you don’t have a Sale-a-Bration catalog, download it here and take a look at all the choices.  You can also download the Occasions catalog here.  Shop all products in my online store here.  Enjoy! 

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
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Quick & Easy Using So Hoppy Together

Today’s card is quick and easy using the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Our grandson, Alex, recently earned honors at school so we are giving him a small gift as a reward for his hard work.  Naturally, the gift needs a card!  Often I like to use the Whisper White Narrow Note Cards with coordinating envelopes to accompany gifts.  The narrow cards are the perfect size for simple stamping and come in a package of 20 cards with matching envelopes.  Plus, there is enough room inside the card for writing a short note.  The So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp is very cute and the frog on the unicycle is perfect for the narrow card.  The “You Can Do Anything” sentiment in the stamp set is perfect for the congratulatory card for Alex’s achievements.

So Hoppy Together Narrow Note Card

Card Directions:

  1. Stamp the image from So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp set onto Whisper White Narrow Note Card using Stazon Jet Black Ink.  
  2. Randomly stamp the sentiment around the card using the Stazon Jet Black ink.
  3. Color the stamped image using Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.  Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the blender pen to lighten areas on the frog.  Color unicycle using the Black and Grey watercolor pencil.  Real Red and Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil colors complete the unicycle. 

As said, this is definitely quick and easy!  By placing a $50 order, you can receive the So Hoppy Together Cling Stamp Set for FREE.  The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post.  By ordering all of the items, you can select the So Hoppy stamp set as your Sale-a-bration item. 

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Project Materials (click on item to order)