Candy Cane Holiday Card

Before I get into a brief description of today’s card, do you notice anything different on my blog?  I have a new header!  After 5+ years with my previous blog header, I decided it was time for an update.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new look.

Now on to today’s project…the Candy Cane holiday card is one of the feature projects from this month’s class.  It is also a card featured in the monthly kit to-go.  The Candy Cane Dies and the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper combine to create a beautiful card.  Best of all, the dies coordinate to cut the candy canes from the designer series paper.  Notice in the card photo below, the candy canes face opposite directions…yes, there are two candy cane dies to match! Plus if you purchase the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle which includes the stamp set and dies, there are candy canes stamps facing in opposite directions too. This offers great design flexibility.  I have prepared a video with assembly directions and a tip on adding shine to the candy canes.

Project Materials:
  • Sweet Candy Canes Lane Bundle
  • Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Christmas Banners Dies
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Garden Green Cardstock
  • Real Red Cardstock
  • White Glimmer Paper
  • Red Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Brightest Glow Stamp Set
  • Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins
  • Flat Jingle Bell Trinkets 
Assembly Video

I hope you have fun recreating this holiday card.  For the next several weeks, additional holiday projects will be share so be sure to subscribe to my posts.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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“Raccoon” Note Card

The Wild & Sweet Stamp Set in the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog features three animal designs that are perfect for creating note cards (as well as, standard cards).  Due to the detail of the animal images, coloring isn’t required. Today’s feature, the raccoon note card, is perfect for sending that simple greeting. And, isn’t this just the sweetest raccoon you’ve ever seen?  

How to make this card..

Stamp the raccoon onto a piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock (4-5/8″ x 3-1/8″) using Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad.  Using Balmy Blue Ink and a Water Painter, carefully apply a light wash around the image of the raccoon. Color the grass using the Garden Green Watercolor Pencil (use it dry to avoid smearing the gray ink).  Stamp the “hey there” sentiment from the Charming Sentiments Stamp Set using the Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad. Next, add the stamped layer onto a piece of 4-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ Basic Gray cardstock. Finish by adding the layered panel to the front of a Note Card. For an extra touch, partially stamp the raccoon on the front edge of the note card envelope. 

Often a simple note card is all you need when letting someone know you’re thinking of them. With the Wild & Sweet Stamp Set, you can quickly create a batch of simple note cards to have available when needed.

REMINDERS

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

ABOUT THE KIT “From the North Pole”

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

Item Number: 162416        Item Price: $4.00 USD 

Add-on details:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag size: 4″ x 6″ 

Time is running out ..subscribe no later than November 10, 2022 to receive the Paper Pumpkin “From the North Pole” tag kit.  Click here to register.  

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

SHOP ONLINE: Click on any of the product photos below to shop online with me (Margaret Knight).  Thank you!

 

Storybook Gnomes Tutorial Bundle

This month the Simple Suite Stampers are featuring the Storybook Gnomes Product Suite from the Stampin’ Up! July – December 2022 Mini Catalog.  The Storybook Gnomes are so stinkin’ cute and the Storybook Gnomes Tutorial Bundle is full of cuteness! There are a variety of sentiments in the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set that can be used for different occasions or mix/match with other stamp set sentiments. The Simple Suite Stampers creative team consists of twelve Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from across the United States.  Each month, we create a project focusing on a particular suite of products. The projects are kept simple so you can complete beautiful projects in a short time frame. 

My project features the gnome peeking from under his hat.  I thought his image was perfect for the selected sentiment!

To make it easy for you, a tutorial consisting of the twelve projects has been created.  

Would you like the Simple Suite Stampers Storybook Gnome Tutorial with all twelve projects?  Below are the different options on how you can get the tutorial:
  • Place an order via my online store and you’ll receive the tutorial for FREE. 
  • Or if you have considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and join with me, you’ll become a member of my Playtime with Paper team.  As a member of my team, you’ll receive each month’s tutorial for FREE.  Best of all, as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you receive a discount on your orders!  Who doesn’t like saving money?  Plus through October 31, 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Starter Kit promotion allowing you to receive FREE extra product when you purchase your starter kit. 
  • Lastly, you can purchase the tutorial for $10 (US).  Email me and I’ll send you information for submitting payment. Please put Simple Suite Stampers in the email subject line.

REMINDERS

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

ABOUT THE KIT – “From the North Pole”

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

Item Number: 162416        Item Price: $4.00 USD 

Add-on details:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag size: 4″ x 6″ 

Be sure to register no later than November 10, 2022 to receive the Paper Pumpkin “From the North Pole” tag kit.  Click here to register. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

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)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

SHOP ONLINE: Click on any of the product photos below to shop online with me (Margaret Knight).  Thank you!

Wildlife Wonder Note Cards

Hi everyone! This week I am excited to share with you some wildlife themed cards. In a recent card class, participants prepared a collection of note cards featuring several of the wildlife stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  So of course, Wildlife Wonder was one of the stamp sets to use.  The animals and the sentiments in the set are perfect for masculine themed cards too. Each of the animals from the stamp set became the focal point on the clean and simple cards.  These animal inspired note cards are perfect all-occasion cards.  And don’t skip the information on the October Kit To Go.  It’s in the reminders section.

Wildlife Wonder Note Cards

Below is a closer look at each Wildlife Wonder Note Card with the materials used for each card ( note: all cards use the Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set and the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes)

Wildlife Wonder Note Card

Wolf Note Card:
  • Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Basic Gray Cardstock: 3″ x 3″
  • Basic White Card Stock: 3″ x 3″
  • Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad 
  • Optional: Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends (to color stone below wolf)
  • Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon
  • Charming Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Layering Circles Die
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

 

Wildlife Wonder Note Card

Owl Note Card:
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (layering piece); 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (for owl)
  • Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper: 4-1/2″ x 3″
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for sentiment
  • Charming Sentiment Bundle
  • Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad
  • Stylish Shapes Dies

Wildlife Wonder Note Card

Bear Note Card:
  • Ring of Love Designer Series Paper:  5″ x 3-1/2″ (NOTE: Sale-a-Bration Ring of Love Designer Series Paper (no longer available, substitute with Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (for stamping bear image – fussy cut after stamping)
  • Layering Circles Dies (cut circle in Designer Series Paper for sentiment)
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads:
    • Night of Navy (sentiment)
    • Soft Suede (bear)
  • Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

I hope these card have inspired you!  Order a pack of the Note Cards & Envelopes along with the Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set and create multiple sets.  A set of note cards is a great gift!

REMINDERS

Every week in the month of September, Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.  Click here to view this week’s deals.

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.   See all the Perfect Partners Sets here.

MONTHLY CARD KIT TO-GO

This month’s card kit features the  Hello Harvest Bundle.   

The kit includes the materials to make 4 cards: precut cardstock and Designer Series Paper, texture embossed elements, embellishments and ribbon (stamp set bundle is not included – you can substitute or add on the stamp set if desired).  You will receive PDF instructions for assembling each card and a video link.

Kit fee (includes shipping) $20.  Register here – Events.

Optional add-on: Hello Harvest Bundle (Hello Harvest Stamp Set & coordinating Rustic Pumpkin Dies) place your order here. 

Please note: the last day to order the Hello Harvest Kit To-Go is Friday, September 23, 2022. Kits will be mailed and tutorials emailed no later than October 8, 2022.

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 Apple Harvest Stamp Set

Hi everyone! I’m back after taking off the month of August.  It was a busy month with other obligations plus some travel so posting to my blog was pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.  I bet you all can relate to having lots to do with not enough time (LOL)! The good news is I have lots of projects completed and will be sharing a new project each week (maybe even two!).  So be sure to subscribe to receive notifications of my postings. Now on to our project featuring the Apple Harvest Stamp Set.

Today’s project focuses on the branch of apples stamp from the Apple Harvest Stamp Set.  This card is one that I made for a swap at the recent Stampin’ Up! Backstage business development event for demonstrators.   It was lots of fun coloring the image using Stampin’ Blends and below is a video showing how to color the apples.  And great news – for the month of September, the Perfect Partners Promotion includes the Apple Harvest Bundle with the coordinating Apple Blossoms Dies.  Or you can purchase the dies separately if you already own the stamp set.  Important to note, the Apple Blossom Dies are only available during the month of September or while supplies last so place your order today. You’ll find additional information in the Reminders section below. 

Apple Harvest Stamp Set

Card Materials:
  • Apple Harvest Bundle
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score/fold at 5-1/2″ for card base)
  • Real Red  Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (layering panel)
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″ (top layering panel)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4″ for stamping branch of apples
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 1/2″ for sentiment
  • Stampin’ Blends:
    • Sweet Sorbet
    • Fresh Freesia (dark) or other purple blends color
    • Old Olive
    • Crumb Cake (dark)
    • Color Lifter (for “erasing”)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Clear Block E
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
Coloring Apple Harvest using Stampin’ Blends

REMINDERS

Every week in the month of September, Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.  The promotion started yesterday, September 1. New deals will be offered each week on September 8, September 15 and on September 21 with the deals ending on September 28.  Click here to view this week’s deals.

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price.   See all the Perfect Partners Sets here.

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: