Celebrate with Sunflowers

While waiting for delivery of my new product order, I continue to create cards using the items from my preorder.  One of the suites demonstrators could order early is the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  The suite is full of products that coordinate.  For today’s Celebrate with Sunflowers card, the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper provides a beautiful floral base for the sentiment.  With the colorful designs in the paper, it makes it easy to create beautiful cards. The designer series paper design incorporates the new 2020-2022 In Colors, so I used the coordinating cardstock for the card.    The sentiment and leaf embellishments are in the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which is also part of the Flowers for Every Season Suite.  

Celebrate with Sunflowers

Card Details:
  • Card base: Cut Cinnamon Cider cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold.
  • First Layer: Bumblebee cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to the Cinnamon Cider cardstock card base.
  • Cut the sunflower print from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series paper to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Adhere to the Bumblebee cardstock layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on the center of a 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  Cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Using the Sunflowers Dies, cut 2 of the large leaves and the coordinating leaf veins from Just Jade cardstock.  Assemble the leaves by adding the veins to the coordinating leaf.  TIP: Use the Adhesive Sheets for the leaf veins.  This makes it easy to attach to the coordinating leaf base.
  • Add the leaves to the back of the sentiment label with adhesive and then attach the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a small bow using the Bumblebee In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and add to the side of the sentiment label.
  • Embellish the label using the Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots from the  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots collection.

Under the Project Materials section, you’ll find links to the products used for this card.  You can purchase the entire Flowers for Every Season Suite or just  the individual components that you prefer.  


The June Tutorial Bundle is available for purchase.

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

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and June 30, 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 June 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!   

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

According to the latest tracking, the Big Brown Truck is nearby!  So my order of new products will be arriving soon.  Guess what I’ll be doing the remainder of the day?!

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

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Celebrate In Color

Woohoo! The Paper Pumpkin team is now sharing the colors in the May kit.  The Celebrate In Color kit will enable you to be one of the first to get your hands on some of the new 2020-2022 In Color products.  The new In Colors will be released in the upcoming Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! on June 3rd. In addition to the new In Colors, Purple Posy, a 2019-2021 In Color is in the kit. While we’re sad to say goodbye to the 2018-2020 In Colors, I think you’ll have fun creating projects with the new colors.  The photo below allows a peek at the Celebrate In Color kit colors.  

May Paper Pumpkin Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ 

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

Remember: you’ll be the one of the first customers to get to “play” with the In Colors! 

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting!

May 2020 Paper Pumpkin

The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so they’ve been VERY excited to let you know what they have in store for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin: a fabulous kit featuring 2020–2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy, an In Color from the 2019–2021 collection. This means that as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will be first to get new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!  Since Stampin’ Up! will reveal the new In Colors to demonstrators later in April, Paper Pumpkin does not want to preempt the reveal.  Therefore, Paper Pumpkin will reveal the colors for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin on April 24th.

In the interim, what new colors do you think will be added? 

Paper Pumpkin

Below are details that are known about the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ 

Coordinating Colors: Four NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.)

Remember: you’ll be the one of the first customers to get to “play” with the In Colors! 

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
  • The In Color reveal happens April 24, so stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting and hoping you stay healthy!

More Dino Days!

Yes, it’s more Dino Days and today I’m featuring a card from this month’s class.  The card features the Dino Days Bundle which includes the Dino Days stamp set and coordinating Dino Dies. In addition, the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper provides the perfect background.  The Pteradyctal, with it’s wingspread, goes perfectly with the sentiment.  I have had great fun creating projects with this bundle and can assure you, I will be posting more Dino projects in the future!

Dino Days Pterodactyl Card

Card Details:
  1. Create card base using Pretty Peacock cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″).  Card is an oblong, right side opening card.
  2. Layer a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Dinoroar Designer Series Paper onto the card base.
  3. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer: 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  4. Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut Whisper White cardstock (select rectangle die to cut Whisper White so that piece will fit inside of the Lovely Lipstick layer).
  5. Stamp the tree trunk with Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Add the palm fronds, stamping with Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad.  TIP: Stamp once, then stamp again before re-inking the stamp.
  6. Stamp background circles onto the Whisper White using Pineapple Punch. 
  7. With Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamp the sentiment onto the lower portion of the Whisper White cardstock piece.  Add to the Lovely Lipstick cardstock layer using snail adhesive.
  8. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Pterodactyl using Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad – first, stamp off onto another piece of paper, then stamp again.  Stamp the wing design using the Mango Melody ink without stamping off.  Cut using the coordinating Dino Die.  Add to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Cut a 3′ piece of the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon.  Fold in half and attach to the lower left side of the Lovely Lipstick layer using adhesive.
  10. Add completed sentiment layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hope I have convinced you to use the Dino Days Bundle to create some fun cards for your dinosaur lover!  


Now is a good time to join Stampin’ Up!  with the EXTRA! EXTRA! promotion. From now until Saturday, August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional dollars to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. The bonus at initial sign up allows you to select $30 more than usual. You will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155  worth of Stampin’ Up! products in your Starter Kit.  Plus, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you will have online access to the Holiday Catalog and can even select items for your Starter Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The coupon code you receive is valid until October 31, 2019 so you can use it when ordering products from the Annual or the Holiday Catalog.  Click here to read more details and join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for August is: CZ9HMVB2.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Maximizing Your Designer Series Paper

Earlier this week on a Facebook Live, I highlighted maximizing your Designer Series Paper.  Twelve cards can be made from one 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The only scrap for the trash left after making the cuts is a 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ inch piece.  The Designer Series Paper in the sample cards is Painted Seasons.  This Designer Series Paper is a FREE Sale-a-Bration selection and is only available until March 31 (just a few more days!).  The twelve cards and cutting guide are shown below.   

Cutting Guide:

Tips for cutting:

  1. Use the photo as your guide and cut the vertical lines first. In the photo, the pink arrows designate the vertical cut lines. 
  2. Cut the first vertical line at a width of 4″.
  3. The next vertical cut is 3″ in width.
  4. The final vertical cut is 3-1/2″ in width. 
  5. After completing these cuts, you will have a 4″ x 12″ strip, a 3″ x 12″ strip, a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip and a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip.
  6. Refer to the photo and cut the strips to the appropriate sizes for the cards.

Click on this link: How to Maximize your Designer Series Paper to watch cutting of the 12″ x 12″ designer series paper.

It’s time to stop hoarding your Designer Series Paper so start cutting and maximizing your Designer Series Paper!

A tutorial for each of the cards is under the Tutorial tab at the top of the blog.  


Sale-A-Bration ends on Sunday, March 31.  There are some great product selections including the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.  To view the available selections, click here.  You can follow this link to Shop Now.

If you would like to receive ongoing savings on your purchases, join my Playtime with Paper team.  During Sale-a-bration, you can select $175 of product for only $99.  Or if you would like the Craft & Carry Tote, the registration free is $129 and you still select $175 worth of product.  This is an additional $50 of product! Best of all, you receive free shipping on your registration order.  To register and start saving on your future purchase, click here and select which option you prefer. Contact me with your questions.  Don’t forget this offer ends on March 31 so act now!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!