Today I am using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils for coloring the gorgeous large camellia in the Calming Camellia Stamp Set. With this exclusive stamp set, you can use just one ink color and create a simple but beautiful card. However, it’s easy to add multiple colors using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. Even though I am using the watercolor pencils, no water is necessary. Be sure to watch to the video below showing how simple and quick it is to color the stamped image. Warning though – once you start coloring, you’ll not want to stop!
Do you have the gorgeous Calming Camellia Stamp Set? If not, hurry as it’s only available during Sale-A-Bration. Place a personal or a party order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia Stamp Set for FREE! Check under PROJECT MATERIALS at the bottom of this post for links to materials used.
Materials & Dimensions:
Calming Camellia Stamp Set
Basic White Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″) scrap of Basic White (thick or regular for sentiment tag)
Polished Pink Cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″ texture emboss using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
Watercolor Pencils Assortment and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2: colors used were White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Garden Green
Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad (to stamp sentiment)
Best Year Stamp Set (for sentiment or select your desired sentiment stamp)
Ornate Frames Dies (for sentiment tag)
Linen Thread Stamparatus (optional but recommended)
Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2022. Don’t miss out on earning FREE exclusive products when you place your qualifying order of $50 or more. Other perks happening during Sale-A-Bration includes earning more FREE product when you host a party or place an order in excess of $300. The FREE product is in addition to the rewards you normally earn. And if you decide to join and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration, you will receive two FREE stamp sets in addition to the products you select for your Starter Kit.
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!
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In my last post, I shared with you “the must have stamp bundle”. As promised, in this post, I am sharing four cards using the Many Messages bundle. You’ll notice from the cards that one uses designer series paper that is no longer available. How many times have you started a card design only to set it aside to complete later? That’s the case with the card with the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper. But that’s what’s wonderful about the Many Messages bundle! You can design card fronts, set them aside and then add a sentiment from Many Messages at a later time. Actually, all of the cards that I’m sharing are designs that were prepared without a specific sentiment planned. I assembled the fronts, set aside the embellishment pieces and later completed the cards by selecting precut Many Messages sentiments. Remember, there are 17 different sentiments that you can use…I’m only showing four!
Great news! The Many Messages bundle is in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog so it’ll be around for awhile. Even better, there’s another stamp of sentiments that coordinates with the same die in the new catalog. Mark your calendar, ordering from the new catalog begins on May 4, 2021!
JUST A REMINDER…
The current catalog is retiring on May 3, 2021 (next week!) so that means the final days of the Last-Chance Products Sale is winding down. You’ll want to nab items that will retire before they are no longer available. 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!
May Paper Pumpkin Kit
Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!
A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
Coordinating colors: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
The May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit subscription period ends on May 10. So, be sure to subscribe soon – quantities may become limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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!
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Looking for a fun project? These cork Snowman Drink Coasters feature the Spirited Snowmen and are fun to make. Plus if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift you can make a set and package them in less than 30 minutes! You can find the cork coasters in craft stores or online. I was able to purchase them from Widget.com last year and it is great that a variety of thicknesses are available for purchase. Since the coasters have been on the shelf in my craft room, it was time to use them for a project. (How many times have you purchased supplies for a project only to let the items sit idle?!) I knew the Spirited Snowman stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog would be the perfect stamp set to use on the coasters.
The snowmen are appropriate to use not just for Christmas but for the entire winter season. I have made several sets and the cork coasters work great to protect my wood furniture from hot and cold beverages.
To ensure a good stamped impression, I suggest using the Stamparatus. It also allows you to stamp two images at the same time. I did not use the magnets to hold the drink coasters in place and was careful to not move the drink coasters until after stamping using Stazon Jet Black ink. To receive a clear impression, I found it necessary to ink and stamp the image twice.
Select a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color desired areas of the snowmen. To avoid smearing of the Stazon Jet Black ink, color just up to the edge and avoid coloring over the black ink. Allow the inks to dry for 5-10 minutes, otherwise they can smear. After drying, the ink is permanent. In the small detail areas, it is best to stipple with the point end of the Stampin’ Blend versus coloring with a back and forth motion. Note – when stamping, it is not recommended to use Stazon with Stampin’ Blends but for this project waterproof ink is needed so practice careful coloring techniques.
Have fun creating your own Spirited Snowmen drink coasters!
Exciting Stamparatus News of the day is that Stampin’ Up! has released some great accessories to help enhance your Stamparatus experience. There is now Grid Paper that fits perfectly in the Stamparatus. They also have the Foam Mat and Plates sold separately now. Each of these accessories come in very handy when you need them. Take a look at everything that is now available for you to enjoy and have even more fun with.
I personally love my Stamparatus because it helps keep everything aligned on my card. Another great feature is that is allows for adding a little more creativity with images and spacing. Therefore, you can create layers of images and an array of colors. It’s so much fun and would probably keep me in my stamp room for hours if I let it. If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you can pick one up in my online store here. If you have a Stamparatus, visit my store here for these new accessories. Let me know if you have any questions about this tool, or the accessories. I’m happy to help.
I told you I had exciting Stamparatus news for you. It’s always great to get new accessories for our tools and these add another reason to get your Stamparatus out and start stamping.
Remember, my 12 Weeks of Christmas started last week and if you want to get in on the weeks of holiday creativity, all you have to do is sign up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas weekly newsletter. The first one went out last week and I am having a wonderful time creating these special projects for my newsletter subscribers. There is still time to enjoy all the inspiration.
It’s that time of year again, the New Catalog is here!
The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog will be live today at 12noon MT, which means at 2:00pm here on the east coast you can start placing your orders. I know you cannot wait to see everything the new catalog has in store. It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary and it shows in all the beautiful new products. One of the most anticipated products is the Stamparatus. If you were not able to get it during the pre-order a few months ago, you can order it now. Here is a brief video from Stampin’ Up! with more information about the Stamparatus:
You Can Now Get the Stamparatus
In addition, I want to share with you a sample card below that was created using the Stamparatus. This great tool is a much needed addition to my craft room, and I’m sure you will think so too. What a pleasant experience to stamp with such precision. As a result, you will be able to take you stamping to the next level. Since you control where you place the stamps, you can also control the pressure used to stamp the image. There is a rubber mat to use with Photopolymer stamps as well.
Notice the greeting in the bottom corner stamped on each side. What I like most of all is the ability to line up all my stamps on the cardstock. Whether it’s inside the card or outside the card, having everything line up gives the card a crisp look. The design of the Stamparatus allows you to use any size cardstock. This makes it possible to use it with scrapbooking as well as card making.
Grab your favorite coffee or tea and sink into your favorite chair while you explore all the wonderful new products. Let me know if I can be of any assistance as you create that wish list.
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