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.

 

 

Butterfly Bijou Covered Notepad

The project for today is perfect when you want to give someone “just a little something”. To make the project, just cover a small notepad with cardstock and the beautiful Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper then add a few embellishments.  Use it to give as a thank you, a thinking of you or a just because small gift.  While preparing the materials for the small notepad, cut cardstock and designer series paper to make an accompanying 3″x3″ card.  Not only does the notepad make a great gift but it’s also perfect for craft fair projects.  

Butterfly Bijou

There are a variety of small notepads of various sizes available that you can cover.  The package for my project contains 3 composition book style notepads (size: 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) and were found at my local dollar store.  Three notepads for $1 is a great deal!  

Tips for covering a notepad:

Measure to confirm the length, width and depth for front, back and side of the notepad.  Cut cardstock to the size needed and add score lines for wrapping around the notepad. (for the 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ notepad, I cut the cardstock 4-5/8″ x 7″, score at 3-3/8″, rotate and score again at 3-3/8″). Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round corners of the cardstock.  Do this before attaching the cardstock to the notepad.  Attach the cardstock to the notepad using a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Next, cut the Butterfly Bijou paper and round the corners before adding to the cardstock cover.  Embellish with desired sentiment, ribbon and coordinating butterfly.  The sentiment on the sample above is from the Simply Citrus Card Kit.  The butterfly is stamped using Misty Moonlight, die cut using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and color added using Just Jade and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.  Be creative and embellish your covered notepad with using an assortment of butterflies!

The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper is available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion which ends May 3, 2021. With the limited time offer for the designer series paper, it is while supply last.  The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection that includes not just the designer series paper but the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Natural Touch Specialty Paper.  Both the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are early released products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  Be sure to order the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper before the promotion ends or it sells out.

JUST A REMINDER…

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.