Thursday, December 28, 2017

Occasions catalog paper share for only one week!

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Join me for my 1st occasions catalog paper share!

RESERVE now through January 2 ONLY

There are 7 new styles of Designer Series Paper in the 2018 occasions catalog. Reserve your spot today to receive a total of 84 6" x 6" sheets so you can have a sampler of all of them!

Our papers are designed to beautifully coordinate with our exclusive card stock and ink colors.

You will receive twelve 6" x 6" sheets of each of the following:
  • Page 5 - Picture Perfect Party 
  • Page 13 - Sweet Soiree Specialty
  • Page 19 -  Painted with Love Specialty
  • Page 23 - Petal Passion
  • Page 29 - Tutti-frutti
  • Page 37 - Myths & Magic Specialty
  • Page 45 - True Gentleman
Each sampler share is $24 plus $6.50 for Flat Rate Priority shipping = $30.50

How do you reserve your sampler?
  1. Simply send me an email at margiecrafts@gmail.com no later than 12 PM EST on January 2 and I will send you a Pay Pal invoice due January 3.
  2. I will order the Designer Series Paper on January 4.
  3. When it arrives, I will cut it and quickly pack it and ship to you via Priority Mail no later than January 15.
Please help me make this FIRST occasions paper share a huge success! I did this with our holiday catalog; it was a blast and well received. Tell a friend - thanks!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blending with Three Stampin' Blends Colors


I can’t stop creating projects ever since the new Stampin' Blends came out!
Today I‘m going to give you step-by-step instructions for blending using three colors. Of course, everybody has different techniques for using the markers, but I find this technique to be the easiest—although it does take a bit of practice.
I decided to use the Balloon Bouquet Punch (item 140609) and the Stampin' Blends Markers in Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry to illustrate.
Instructions

  1. Color one half of the balloon in Dark Pink Pirouette (item 144592).
  2. Color in a fine line in the right corner with Light Rich Razzleberry (item 144584).
  3. Blend with Dark Pink Pirouette. Keep blending Pink Pirouette with Rich Razzleberry several times. (Please note that you will only see the actual blending effect once the cardstock has completely dried.)
  4. Color the rest of the balloon using Light Pink Pirouette (item 144593).
  5. Add a bit of Dark Pink Pirouette.
  6. Blend the transition from Dark Pink Pirouette to Light Pink Pirouette and the balloon is done!

Additional Color Combinations



Pool Party: Light Pool Party (item 144595); Dark Pool Party (item 144594); Dark Bermuda Bay (item 144579)
Daffodil Delight: Light Daffodil Delight (item 144586); Dark Daffodil Delight (item 144585); Dark Pumpkin Pie (item 144577)

Birthday Card Project


I added these balloons to a birthday card created with the Celebration Time Bundle (item 145369).
I stamped the cake on my card using Memento Ink (item 132708) on Pink Pirouette Cardstock (item 111351) and cut out the image and additional pieces with the matching Framelits. The party hat is made of Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item 131197); I used Rich Razzleberry (item 115316) and Daffodil Delight (item 119683) Cardstock to make the candles on the cake. I stamped the banner with Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730) and cut it out with Paper Snips (item 103579).
I then arranged all of my images and pieces and glued them on a circle made using the Stitched Shapes Framelit (item 145372).

For the background I stamped a sentiment from the Celebration Time Stamp Set (item 143790) in Daffodil Delight (item 126944), Rich Razzleberry (item 126950), and Bermuda Bay (item 131171) ink.
To decorate my card, I used the Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon (item 144198), the Silver Mini Sequin Trim (item 144230), and Glitter Enamel Dots (item 144200).

I hope you like my project and I wish you lots of fun with the Stampin' Blends!
Jessica Winter 2017 Artisan Design Team


Friday, November 17, 2017

Large Letters Eclipse card created with Stampin' Up! products




All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 


These eclipse cards are quite the rage right now. This card does not use any stamp sets or ink.  Super easy holiday card for you to make and send out to your friends and loved ones!

Supplies:

  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272)
  • Miscellaneous  – Red Glimmer Paper (121790); Silver Glimmer Paper (135314); Large Letters Framelits (141712); Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies (144678); Winter Wonder Embossing Folder (144686); 1/8” Handheld Punch (134365); Foam Adhesive Strips (141825); Mini Glue Dots (103683); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
        
Measurements:  
  • Thick Whisper White:        5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")   4” x 5 1/4"         
  • Red Glimmer:                   1/4" x 4” (x2)           2 1/2" x 4”     scrap (for snowflake)
  • Silver Glimmer:                 scraps (for snowflakes)
        
Instructions:
  1. Run Thick Whisper White cardstock layer through the Big Shot using the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.
  2. Cut out “JOY” using the Large Letters Framelits on the Thick Whisper White cardstock. Save letters.
  3. Cut out 2 snowflakes using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies on the Silver Glimmer Paper. Using the 1/8” Handheld Punch, punch out a little circle for the middle of the snowflake using Red Glimmer paper.
  4. Assemble. Fold card base in half on the score line. Layer Red Glimmer paper behind Thick Whisper White layer. Adhere with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere Thick Whisper White layer to card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  5. Adhere Red Glimmer strips on each end of card using Mini Glue Dots.
  6. Adhere “JOY” letters using Foam Adhesive Strips on top of where it was previously cut out.
  7. Add snowflakes using Mini Glue Dots.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.
Large Letters Framelits Dies
Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Quilt card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products


I don't know about you but I LOVE handmade quilts!  I have one that my great grandmother made years ago and even though it has some stitches that are falling apart, I still love laying under it on a cold morning.  This card below is a way to make your very own quilt but on a smaller scale and with paper :)

I LOVE  the holiday DSP that Stampin' Up! has in their holiday catalog this year.  There are so many different color combinations and the patterns are just gorgeous!




Supplies:


  • Stamp Set: Christmas Quilt (144793) found on page 5 of the holiday catalog
  • Card stock & paper: Garden Green (102584), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Quilted Christmas 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (144617)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Real Red (126949), Garden Green (126973)
  • Miscellaneous: Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (144673), 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), and Paper Snips (103579)


Measurements:

  • Real Red: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2 then folded to create card base
  • Whisper White: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, 2-3/4” x 1-3/4”
  • Garden Green: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Any scrap about 3” x 3” preferably Garden Green, Whisper White or Real Red
  • Burlap: one piece about 5-1/4”, 4 pieces each about 1-1/2” long


Instructions:

  1. Find the piece of paper in the Quilted Christmas grouping that has four large green quilt shapes that looks like the shape beneath the sentiment on the card shown. With Paper Snips, cut one of the green shapes leaving some space around it for die-cutting. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (broad tip) , adhere the paper to a scrap of card stock to make it firm for die-cutting
  2. Using the corresponding shaped die from the Quilt Builder Framelits, die cut the green star shape out and set aside.
  3. Using the 1-3/16” square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut 12 squares out of your favorite designs in the Quilted Christmas paper taking note to choose a variety of designs and colors to create your quilt.
  4. Arrange 12 pieces on your work table until you get the arrangement you like best. You will need 3 rows of 4 squares to create your quilt.
  5. Using the broad tip of your Multipurpose Liquid Glue, brush glue on back of one square and line up on the 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” Whisper White piece, in one corner, so you are leaving a white border only about 1/16” on the top and left. Move quickly as you have a little time to reposition if it’s not squared. It sticks fast. Adhere piece #2 so it’s only 1/16” away from the border and/or the first square. Repeat with all 12 squares to create your quilt.
  6. Using SNAIL, adhere your quilt piece to Garden Green card stock.
  7. Stamp “peace” and the lined/stitch image onto the small Whisper White scrap using Real Red and Garden Green ink. Die cut using the 2-1/4” oval Stitched Shapes Framelit. Using 2 Dimensionals aligned vertically in the center of the sentiment, attach to the green star shape from #2.
  8. Using Glue Dots (about 9) adhere long piece of Burlap Ribbon across lower portion of quilt piece and secure on back sides.
  9. Fold each 1-1/2” piece in half and adhere to itself. Stagger one of these short folded pieces onto another and adhere to it with 2 Glue Dots. You will have two sections of ribbon now. Using 2 Glue Dots for each side, adhere the burlap pieces under the left and right sides of the green star focal point.
  10. Use 4 Dimensionals and lay them down onto the front of the quilt card so that the Dimensional is abutting the burlap ribbon. Put 2 above the ribbon and 2 below. You want them each about ½” apart on the top and ½” apart on the bottom.
  11. Peel the 4 Dimensionals then gently press the green star focal point onto them so it’s straddling the horizontal burlap ribbon so the flat burlap aligns with the pieces attached to the focal point.
  12. Using 5 Dimensionals, adhere the quilt piece to the Real Red card base.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Lovely Friends card created with Stampin' Up! products




All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 


Set found on page 173 of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog

Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets – Lovely Friends (143763-Photopolymer), Diagonal Strip (141917-C or 141914-w)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Bermuda Bay (131197)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Bermuda Bay (131171), Pool Party (126982)
  • Misc. –   Banner Triple Punch (138292), Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)

Measurements:       
  • Basic Black 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, 3-1/8 x 4 & 1-1/2 x 2
  • Whisper White 2 @ 4 x 5-1/4 & 3 x 4
  • Bermuda Bay 1 x 1-1/2
       
Instructions:

  1. Stamp Diagonal Stripe background stamp on one Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 layer with Bermuda Bay ink.
  2. Adhere to Basic Black card base.
  3. Stamp greeting in Tuxedo Black ink on 3 x 4 Whisper White layer.
  4. Add Pool Party flowers (solid image) and Bermuda Bay flowers over the top of Pool Party flowers.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Merry Patterns birthday card created with LIMITED RELEASE* Stampin' Up! product




All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 
 

*Available only through October 31.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Merry Patterns (144973 - exclusive host only set September & October 2017), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662)
  • Card Stock: Thick Very Vanilla (144237), Dapper Denim (141414), Shimmery White (101910), Eastern Palace Specialty Paper (144147)
  • Ink: Basic Black (140931), Dapper Denim (141394), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), So Saffron (126957)
  • Other: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon (144234), Stitched Shape Framelits (145372), Layering Square Framelits (141708), Clear Wink of Stella (141897), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
        
Measurements
  • Thick Very Vanilla: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Dapper Denim: 4” x 5 1/4”, 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”          
  • Shimmery White: 2 3/4” x 2 3/4”
  • Designer Paper: 3 3/4” x 5”, 3 3/4” x 1 1/2”

Instructions:
  1. Attach the Dapper Denim layer and designer paper layers to the Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Using the Big Shot, cut the scalloped square framelit from the square of Dapper Denim cardstock.
  3. Stamp the candles with Basic Black ink onto the square of Shimmery White cardstock and then add the greeting below that image.
  4. Using Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim inks, stamp the candle images as shown.
  5. Add the color to the flame of the candles using So Saffron ink.
  6. Using the Big Shot, cut the stitched square from the Shimmery White square.
  7. Attach this layer to the Dapper Denim scalloped square and then to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and attach it to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Go over the flames with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a glittery finish.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.
Merry Patterns set is not found in any catalog. See below for full set. When your order reached $300, you add this FREE stamp set in the rewards section of your order. Offer ends October 31.

It was released as a holiday set but it sure makes a darling birthday card!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Pick a Pumpkin Thanksgiving card created with NEW holiday catalog Stampin' Up! products





All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Stamp set found on page 51 of the new 2017 Stampin' Up! holiday catalog


A Thanksgiving card?? Yup, giving you oodles of time to make the stack of them you may need. :-)


Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets - Pick A Pumpkin Bundle (wood 146024, clear 146025); Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood 128748. clear 127802)
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Crumb Cake (126975), VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263), Copper Foil Sheets (142020); Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape (144644), Embossing Buddy (103083); Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636); Heat Tool (129053); 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Mini Dimensionals (144108)
        
Measurements:  
  • Whisper White (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White (banner): 1 3/8” x 2 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake (strip): 1” x 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake: 4” x 5”
  • Copper Foil: 3” x 3”
  • Burlap Ribbon: 16”

Instructions:
  1. Layer three different sizes and patterns of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape approximately 2” from the bottom of the card as shown.
  2. Stamp the fern image using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake cardstock strip, lining up one image above the next as shown. Adhere the cardstock to the far right side of the Whisper White cardstock base.
  3. Pat the Embossing Buddy on the Whisper White banner cardstock.  Stamp “Happy Thanksgiving” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set using Versamark ink. Sprinkle the greeting with the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using the Heat Tool.  Cut a banner tip on the left side of the cardstock.  Adhere below the last layer of Washi Tape as shown.
  4. Die cut the filigree pumpkin from the Copper Foil using the Thinlits that are part of this bundle. 
  5. Stamp various ferns and springs using Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake 4” x 5” piece of cardstock. Die cut the images using the coordinating Thinlits.
  6. Adhere the ferns and springs in an overlapping cluster to the right edge of the Washi Tape using a combination of Glue Dots and Mini Dimensionals.
  7. Intertwine the copper pumpkin between some of the ferns and springs.  Tuck a few Glue Dots in areas behind the pumpkin that will not be visible from the front to secure it in place.  You only need a few. 
  8. Pull out three strands from the Burlap Ribbon.  Holding two strands together, wrap them around three fingers.  Gently slide them off, pinching in the center.  Wrap the third strand around the center of the loops several times then tie in a knot to secure.  Adhere to the base of the pumpkin using a Glue Dot.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
ONLINE STORE.