Tuesday, September 11, 2018

En Route card and annual bike trek


Howdy!  For those that don't know, I absolutely love riding my bike.  I love being outdoors and just riding thru beautiful scenery so that it doesn't really feel like I'm "working out".  I will never be a gym rat or someone who just loves to exercise. 😊 This past weekend was the annual bike trek to support Breathe California.  We bike miles for pledges and spend a long weekend with family & friends who also attend the event every year.  Our team the "Mad Cyclists" is looking for new members to attend with us next year.  Check out www.sacbreathe.org!



On Friday night, one of the sponsors, Western Health Advantage, handed out S'mores in a Jar so that all of us riders could easily make smores at the big fire that was made after dinner.  Isn't this super cute?  Do you see the HUGE marshmallows in the back? I've never seen them that big!


Ok enough of my rambling....let's get to some stamping goodies! This card that was made by my upline, Stella MacKay, and I just love because it has cute bicycles on it!


All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!® 


Tip: Change the sentiment to "happy birthday" for a masculine birthday card.

Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: En Route (146591 – wood; 146594 – clear block)
  • Cardstock and Paper: Best Route Cardstock Pack (146898), Whisper White (100730), Best Route Memories & More Card Pack (147036)
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel (147138), Gray Granite (147118)
  • Miscellaneous: Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (146822), Best Route Enamel Shapes (146900), Best Route Washi Tape (146901), 2” Circle Punch (133782), 1-3/4” Circle Punch (119850), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Paper Snips (103579)
 
Measurements:
  • Mango Melody card base: 11” x 4-1/4”, scored at 5-1/2” the folded in half plus pieces that are 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” and 4-1/2” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” plus scrap about 1” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel washi tape: about 3”
 
Instructions:
  1. Run Mango Melody card base through Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using Big Shot. Set aside.
  2. Trim three smaller cards out of the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack so two pieces are ½” wide on the long (4”) edge of the card and so one other pattern is ¾” wide. Using SNAIL adhere those on the Mango Melody scrap that is about 4-1/2” x 4” laying them down at an angle and making sure to leave a small gap between strips. Trim at an angle on one edge. Hold that piece down onto the larger Whisper White piece and mark it so you know how to trim the other end. Trim it.
  3. Holding that piece back down on the Whisper White align where you want the sentiment to go, ink with Blueberry Bushel and stamp. If you don’t adhere it first, you can always redo if your stamping goes awry. Once it looks right, adhere strip piece to Whisper White with SNAIL.
  4. Using Gray Granite stamp road map image onto Gray Granite cardstock and punch out with 1-3/4” Circle Punch. Using 2” Circle, punch Mango Melody. Using 2-3/8” circle die, cut out a circle from the Blueberry Bushel Memories & More card (it is the one with a white circle in the center). Adhere Gray Granite to Mango Melody with SNAIL. Adhere a strip of Blueberry Bushel Washi Tape across top of Gray Granite making sure to wrap it around back. Using SNAIL adhere that piece to the larger Blueberry Bushel circle.
  5. Stamp bicycles in Blueberry Bushel along bottom of the 4” Whisper White scrap. Trim so that it’s about ½” wide. Using Paper Snips trim to create an arrow. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to top of circle piece.
  6. Adhere Whisper White larger piece to Blueberry Bushel base with SNAIL.
  7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere circle to front of card so it is over the three diagonal strips. Also with Dimensionals, add Blueberry Bushel to card base.
  8. Apply Best Route Enamel Shapes to left of sentiment.
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, September 4, 2018

Peaceful Noel card using Stampin' Up! products






All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!® 


Nothing says end of Summer like a Christmas card! ;-) This card was created using TWO new holiday catalog stamp sets available Wednesday, September 5.

Supplies:

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Noel (147694), Country Home (147678), Love What You Do (148042)
Inks:  Versamark (102283), Memento Black (132708), Soft Suede (147115), Old Olive  (147090), Mossy Meadow (147111), Pear Pizzazz (147104)
Paper:  Vellum Cardstock (101856), Crumb Cake (147116), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730)
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Blends Combo Pack (144598), Crumb Cake Blends Combo Pack (144601), Soft Suede Blends Combo Pack (147233), Real Red Blends Combo Pack (147935), Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (146921),  Clear Rhinestones Basic Jewels (144220), Copper Metallic Thread (141696), Heat Tool (12053), Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder (141636), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897), Snail (104332), Dimensionals (104430)
 
Measurements:
  • Old Olive:  11 x 4 ¼”; scored at   5 ½”
  • DSP: 4 x 3”
  • Crumb Cake:  4 ¾” x 3”
  • Whisper White:  4 ½”  x 2 ¾”
  • Vellum: 3 ½” x 1 1/8”
  • Thread:  40”
 
Instructions:
  1. Fold the card base.
  2. Attach the plaid DSP to the card front.
  3. Color 7-9 small rhinestone with the Real Red Dark Blends marker and set aside to dry.
  4. Stamp the jug with Memento ink on the white cardstock.
  5. Color the jug with the Blends markers.
  6. Stamp the greenery from the “Peaceful Noel” stamp set into the jug.  Use the 3 green colors to create the various shades of green. Stamp the branch image with Soft Suede ink.  You can easily line this up with the photopolymer stamps, but you could also create a small mask for the lip of the jar. 
  7. Stamp the Berry Branch from the “Love What you Do Stamp set” with Mossy Meadow ink.  Color in some of the Berries with the Cherry Dark Blends marker.
  8. Attach the stamped image to the Crumb Cake mat.
  9. Stamp the saying with Versamark ink on the Vellum cardstock.
  10. Wrap the edges of the vellum cardstock around the Crumb Cake cardstock.  Secure it at the back with Snail adhesive.
  11. Add the colored rhinestones to some of the berries.  Use Wink of Stella on the other berries.
  12. Make a puddle of copper thread on the card.
  13. Attach the image/saying with dimensionals to the front of the card.
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.


The holiday catalog begins this Wednesday, September 5!

I mailed catalogs to all current customers who have ordered in the past year. If you have not received it by now, please reply to THIS email ASAP.

With a NEW catalog, comes a great opportunity to save $. If you have a wish list that has at least $125 in product on it, I highly recommend buying it via a Starter Kit which ships FREE and only costs $99 instead of $125.

It's really very straightforward. Choose $125 (not a penny more) of anything you want in either the holiday or the main annual catalog or both. Pay $99 + tax. Ships free. That means you get $26 in products FREE plus you save the value of shipping on a $125 order which would be $12.50. That totals $38.50 in free product or savings!


Select your holiday catalog favorites NOW because our Starter Kit building area is already loaded with all of them! No need to wait till Wednesday. See image below. You can link to all the holiday products in my Join Now area or type in the item numbers from your catalog. You do NOT have to choose holiday catalog items; I''m just saying that they are all there now if you want them as all or part of your kit.

What risk and what strings are there? NONE.

How many parties do you have to have? ZERO.

What does my Starter Kit have in it? Whatever YOU want it to have!

The moment you sign up and get your Demonstrator ID number, you then get to order whatever else you want at a discount of 20%! Yes, your orders trigger the same Stampin' Rewards you earn as a customer. NO difference but you just PAY LESS.

If you sign up in September, you have the rest of September and all of October, November, December, and January to try it out! That's a long time with no risk and no strings. Just shop at a discount!

Sign up in minutes by linking HERE or via the button below.



MY HOLIDAY CATALOG PAPER SHARE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW: This video shows all the new holiday Designer Series Paper I am offering in my paper share. Get a sample of every new paper: 84 6" x 6" pieces for $25 + $6.95 shipping.

As a bonus, I am adding some glimmer paper! Read all the details in a prior post HERE and sign up today!

Deadline = September 4


Friday, August 31, 2018

Under the Mistletoe by Stampin' Up!




The excitement of the holiday catalog is building, but before it’s all anyone can think about, I wanted to highlight this fantastic set titled Under The Mistletoe from the annual catalog. With coordinating rhinestones and ribbon, you can use it for card projects or even gift packaging!  I love how you can even use the products to make gift packaging such as the cute gift box on the left.  Just think how excited your loved ones will be that you put their gift in something like this?!

Do you not have the Holiday Stampin' Up! catalog yet? Just comment here or email me at margiecrafts@gmail.com and I will get one out to you at no extra charge.  Enjoy your weekend and Happy Stamping!


Monday, August 27, 2018

Tropical Chic card using Stampin' Up! products


Supplies
:
  • Stamp Sets – Tropical Chic bundle (148399); Beautiful Day (145915)
  • Cardstock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Shaded Spruce (146081); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Granny Apple Green (147095); Blushing Bride (147100)
  • Miscellaneous – Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper or "DSP" (146916), Stamparatus (146276), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), SNAIL Adhesive (104332)      
Measurements:  
  • Thick Whisper White:        4¼” x 11”               
  • Whisper White:                  3 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Shaded Spruce:                 1/8” x 5 ½”                       
  • Tropical Escape DSP:        1” x 5 ½”      
Instructions:
  1. Adhere the DSP to the left side of the card
  2. Hinge stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment on the 3 ½” x 5 ½” panel placing your cardstock in the right corner of the Stamparatus and laying your stamp where needed. Ink first With Granny Apple Green, move the plate down to the next hinge and stamp in Blushing Bride and then Granny Apple and so forth. Or you can do hinge 1-3-5 in Granny Apple, clean and do hinge 2 & 4 in Blushing Bride. Attach to card overlapping the DSP using SNAIL Adhesive.
  3. Add strip of Shaded Spruce using Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  4. Stamp the leaves in Granny Apple Green and cut out using Framelit. Stamp flower in Blushing Bride and cut out using the Framelit.
  5. Cut Shaded Spruce ferns (2) and add to card.
  6. Ferns and leaf on the left are adhered using adhesive. Bigger leaf  and flower are popped up with Dimensionals.
  7. Add rhinestone to the center of the flower.
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.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Stampin' Up! 2018 holiday catalog product sampler share!

Join me for my 2018 holiday catalog product sampler share!

RESERVE now through September 4 ONLY

One FREE gift with each spot reserved!

Twas 136 days before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except Margie at her house;
The pool towels were hung by the chimney with care,
as Margie prepared for her holiday catalog product share.

There are 7 new styles of Designer Series Paper in the 2018 holiday 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 (breaking it up like this is 1/4 the cost of buying all the full packs)! The holiday themes include fall/autumn, Halloween, winter, and Christmas.

I use Stampin' Up! paper on the vast majority of my cards and papercrafting projects. It just adds the perfect pop of pattern and color! Plus, our papers are designed to beautifully coordinate with our exclusive card stock and ink colors. Our holiday catalog lists all the colors used so there is no guesswork.
Cost: $25 per paper share + $6.95 Priority Mail Shipping
84 6" x 6" sheets include (snips of the papers shown below):
  • All is Bright = 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse = 12 sheets
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Country Lane = 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble = 12 sheets
FREE GIFT: Each spot reserved will include a 3-piece sampler of the new Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (1 sheet of each: Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide {page 29})!

How do you reserve your sampler?
  1. Simply comment on this post OR email me at margiecrafts@gmail.com
  2. I will send a Pay Pal invoice starting August 29.
  3. Deadline to reserve AND pay in full is September 4.
  4. I will order the Designer Series Paper (and your free gift) on September 5.
  5. When it arrives, I will cut it, pack it, add your gift, and ship to you via Priority Mail around September 15 (unless there is something on backorder.)
Tell a friend - thanks!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Stampin' Up! holiday product sampler share! RESERVE NOW!


Join me for my 2018 holiday catalog product sampler share!

RESERVE now through September 4 ONLY

One FREE gift with each spot reserved!

Twas 136 days before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except Margie at her house;
The pool towels were hung by the chimney with care,
as Margie prepared for her holiday catalog product share.

There are 7 new styles of Designer Series Paper in the 2018 holiday 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 (breaking it up like this is 1/4 the cost of buying all the full packs)! The holiday themes include fall/autumn, Halloween, winter, and Christmas.

I use Stampin' Up! paper on the vast majority of my cards and papercrafting projects. It just adds the perfect pop of pattern and color! Plus, our papers are designed to beautifully coordinate with our exclusive card stock and ink colors. Our holiday catalog lists all the colors used so there is no guesswork.
Cost: $25 per paper share + $6.95 Priority Mail Shipping
84 6" x 6" sheets include (snips of the papers shown below):
  • All is Bright = 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse = 12 sheets
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty = 12 sheets
  • Country Lane = 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble = 12 sheets
FREE GIFT: Each spot reserved will include a 3-piece sampler of the new Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper (1 sheet of each: Copper, Merry Merlot, and Tranquil Tide {page 29})!

How do you reserve your sampler?
  1. Simply "Reply" to THIS email with your full name, mailing address, and the email address connected to your Pay Pal account.
  2. I will send a Pay Pal invoice starting August 29.
  3. Deadline to reserve AND pay in full is September 4.
  4. I will order the Designer Series Paper (and your free gift) on September 5.
  5. When it arrives, I will cut it, pack it, add your gift, and ship to you via Priority Mail around September 15 (unless there is something on backorder.)
Tell a friend - thanks!
 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Serene Garden card using Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!® 

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets – Serene Garden Bundle (148395); Love What You Do (148042)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
  • Miscellaneous – Calypso Coral Blends Light (144042); Calypso Coral Blends Dark (144044); Old Olive Blends Light (144574); Old Olive Blend Dark (144573); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430 $4.00); Basic Rhinestones (144220)
      
Measurements:  

  • Basic Black: 8 ½ ” x 5 ½ ”          
  • Whisper White : 3 ¼ ” x 4 ½ ”
  • Whisper White: 2” x 2”   scrap for Butterfly   
      
Instructions:

  1. Stamp the image onto the large white mat making sure to leave a border on the bottom and side.
  2. Color image with Old Olive Blends (Light and Dark), and Calypso Coral (Light and Dark)
  3. Stamp butterfly onto scrap of white and color using the same colors. Cut out on Big Shot using the die for the butterfly and attach with a Dimensional and decorate with a single rhinestone
  4. Stamp the greeting in Black Memento in the top right corner.
  5. Attach stamped mat to the card base using Dimensionals.
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.