Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wicked Halloween Crafting Fun

Hi all... sorry it's been a few days since I posted, very busy getting ready for the Big Event Sept 21st Demonstrator Connections!


Last night we had our first Adult Ed this school year and we created several Halloween items. The first is a card, it's on the left and it's both a card and a bit of decor.  I'll post a tutorial with close up photos tomorrow.



We decorated the lanterns, with the cat punch and the bat punch (from Every Season) with a little glimmer paper as well.

You add a tea light and it's a fun decoration for your desk. 


These lanterns can be found at PaperLantern.com, search for 4.75" lantern. They were $2 several years ago and I had some left over from a long ago project (does that happen to you?!) now they are $3.16 each which is still a good deal.

We made some treat packaging and created these coffins. The coffins are pre-cut, prescored and you just glue them together and fill with treats.  Everyone did something a little different including some fun shimmer paint options with the shimmer paint and spritzer.

Tomorrow I'll post the pop up card that everyone said looked hard and was super easy!

Happy crafting, MaryKate

PS if you want the fun paper Monster Bash used in these projects, card stock, the WICKED dies, or the coffins, they are all in my online store, just click the shopping cart.  Add the host code and you get a free item in October. The September free item was Holiday Rhinestones! Happy shopping!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cup of Cheer Happy Birthday card

I'm making fall birthday and thank you cards.




I create a background of leaves using the Every Season stamp set on whisper white cut 4 x 5 1/4.




I stamped the mugs - the stamp is reversible!  Cut them out with the matching dies.  Then layered them on a stitched rectangle 4 3/8 x 3.  The Melon Mambo layer is just 1/8 larger so 4 1/2 x 3 1/8.  Just a peek of the pink to match the thin lines of the stamp.  



The mugs are on dimensions to make them pop.  The happy birthday is from the very popular and versatile Cake Builder set.

This would be a great thank you.. and we will make this at class tomorrow Sept 8, and I think I'll make it a thank you and have a gift card insert. I'll take a picture and post it here!  

Stamp sets used include the Cup of Christmas (yes I made it fall.. stay tuned it will be Christmassy later!) and the Every Season for the leaves.  You can buy these in my online Stampin Up store, just click the shopping cart. Don't forget the host code so you can be part of the free product share!




Don't forget classes at Warsaw in Pittsfield start Sept 16 - we have 4 adult ed classes - Sept 16 23 30 and Oct 21, 3 quick and easy projects, $5. Lots of fun, RSVP to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com essential as we only have 12 places and right now classes are about 2/3 full!!



I'm hosting a Stampin Up Bingo event Oct 5 Freeport ME (so you could do a little outlet shopping, then craft and play with us!)  $35 is for 4 bingo games with great prizes (the last one is a black out and you win the bundle of your choice - any bundle!  The $35 also includes the great stamp set Perfectly Plaid and if you wish to buy the matching punch, we'll pay shipping so it's only $20 extra.  RSVP essential. We have only 11 places left!!  

Happy stamping, MaryKate

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Merry Moose Class Sept 23 Warsaw

So happy our classes at Adult Ed at Warsaw are back!

Sept 16 is our first class - Halloween themed - and Sept 23 is the Moose!! I love this Moose!! 

At the Moose class we will make a card, a tag, do some stenciling and make a bag of Moose candy. It could be Moose Munch or Moose Poop (both options available).

Monday evening classes are 5-630 and include 3 projects,  a little simpler projects, perfect to come and try out stamping and it's just $5.  Come and hang out with a great group of fun crafters.  

This card is so great, I love the sprinkle of snow on the card (can you see it over the trees?)

And the moose's scarf... he looks ready for Christmas. You will love all the options for the plaid paper (with the little gold stripe) that matches the gold foil background.

RSVP is essential... you must email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com to secure your space and ensure I have all supplies cut and ready for you.

Yes this class includes the Moose candy that you put in the bag! 

Classes are Sept 16 23 and 30 and Oct 21.  See you at class!

Happy learning, MaryKate

Monday, September 2, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop Thankful for you To Every Season

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for September. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is giving thanks with at least 1 card and 1 3D item from each of us.

I'm excited for this blog hop, I've seen the projects and they are amazing!  Enjoy over 25 projects in the full color tutorial.



My projects use the new set To Every Season and the Come to Gather Designer Paper. My colors are Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze – inspired by the designer paper.  This box is so pretty, love the little details of rounded corners, it's holds an EOS lotion. 



I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 50 pages of detailed full color instructions. 

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com Free to customers who purchase $35, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Laura in the UK the next talented IDEAS demonstrator!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Coffin treat boxes for Halloween

These coffin boxes are in the new Holiday Catalog. 


So cute and fun to put together.  They hold 2 mini candy bars or many other treat sizes.



There are so many ways to decorate these boxes.  I used designer paper (it's called Monster Bash) and traced the lid and cut it out and added a few bats.

This one uses the amazing Wicked die with glimmer paper and the fun spiders.  

We will make these treat boxes Sept 8 at class.  

If you are local email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com to secure a place for class Sept 8 130-330pm in Hartland ME at my lake house.

And if you are not local, and place an order (any size) in my online store, I'll send you a free coffin box! Don't forget the host code :) You can find it top right of this screen with the shopping cart. 

Didn't get a holiday catalog with the Wicked and the Coffin treat boxes?? just email me and I'll get one in the mail to you.

Happy Halloween crafting, MaryKate

Friday, August 30, 2019

Halloween Tombstone card with Monster Bash

When I send Halloween cards, I like them to be decor (like the Slime card)!


This one looks like a tombstone and features the new Monster Bash paper. It folds flat to mail and needs only a regular stamp.  There's a place on the back to write a note. 

Can you see the embossing of the spiders?  and the Have a Happy Halloween in silver?

We'll make this fun fold at class on Sun Sept 8 130-330 at my lake house.  I have a few spots left, and if you want one, please RSVP MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

I'm making an instruction sheet for this fun fold card, and as soon as I do, I'll post it here (likely in the next few days).


Happy crafting MaryKate

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wicked Slime Card

After the Moose Stamp and Punch set - of course Wicked die and stamp was on my list! Click here to see a few projects with the Moose Click here for Moose Projects


I'm seeing Wicked cards, Wicked Halloween, Wicked Birthday... it has soooo many possibilities here in Maine!

Sun Sept 8th we are making a slime card.  It's so fun.  It's surprisingly easy as well.  I can't stop poking the slime!

Here's a close up of the Slime Card. 


If you are local email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com to secure a place for class Sept 8 130-330pm

And if you are not local, and place an order (any size) in my online store, I'll send you instructions on how to make the slime card and key supplies that you need :) it really is fun. Don't forget the host code :)

Didn't get a holiday catalog with the Wicked and Moose?? just email me and I'll get one in the mail to you.

Happy slime crafting, MaryKate

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sailing Home Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are some of the most important cards we send.


I try and match the person who passed with a card that reflects their life and interests.

Sadly this older gentleman who loved the sea, passed away.  I hope this card was well received.  

I love this sailing set, I find it versatile with the included sentiments and also matched with other sets for a graduation, birthday, hello, or for my husband, I used the sentiment "you are my true north".  If you search "sail" in the search bar, you'll find lots of idea.

Wishing you peace, MaryKate

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Colorful Seasons Thank you

I needed to create several customer thank you notes. And I decided I had to use the Adirondack chair in the die set belonging to Colorful Seasons.

It's a simple card but the masking (you die cut a hole in a card and then use a brayer to get the pink oval), then stamp. The branch and flowers use a 2-step approach.  So it's 2 stamps so you get 2 colors but they line up just perfectly and easily.

I love this wood paper and it was perfect for the chair.

Happy crafting, enjoy these last summer days! MaryKate 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Moose Anniversary

My anniversary is next month... and I usually make a few anniversary cards (after all I'm a card maker!)

What do you think?  

I removed the BullMoose antlers to make her into a CowMoose!!

I added hearts from the Every Season set also available in the new catalog. 

I think he'll love it!

Happy stamping, MaryKate

Friday, August 23, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Moose Season

I was in my craft creating cards for our August 25 class ... and then ... the Moose popped out of the cupboard!  



Can you see the sentiment... it says... It's beginning to look a lot like...

and inside... Moose Season



(I did this by masking various sentiments, very easy to do).

You can't be surprised, I live on Great Moose Lake in Maine.

And here's a pretty one to celebrate fall.

I'm working on an anniversary card (with the moose) stay tuned!


The moose is part of a stamp and punch set and  is available Sept 4, 2019, if you don't have a holiday catalog that goes live this Sept, let me know and I'll get one in the mail to you!

Happy stamping, MaryKate

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Crafting Class with Aug 2019 Paper Pumpkin

Hi Crafters

Our next class is August 25 and we are creating fall cards, bags and tags.


You'll make the tag (for the ready made bag) and you'll make at least 2 more cards.  I hope you are inspired to make 4 more cards!


Here are 2 of my cards -inspired by the Stampin Up paper pumpkin ideas set. And some close ups of the tags, ribbon and colors.


I'll have more for you to choose from as well.



I'll likely create a few more between now and Sunday.  

Love this color combination: Pretty Peacock, Merry Merlot, Mango Melody and Crumb Cake.

Just 2 spots left, email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com for you spot.

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Monday, August 12, 2019

Congratulations Laurie on your Stampin Up Promotion

It's always fun to celebrate a team mate's promotion.  The first promotion you get at Stampin Up is to Bronze Elite and its comes with a 25% discount for all products. 


To celebrate Laurie's achievement I created a copper bag of copper goodies. We don't have "bronze" anything so I thought copper would be fine!

The bag included copper ribbon, copper embossing, a 12x12 pack of copper foil and these fun copper bags!


I made a fun card with the pigment sprinkles.  I first embossed the Seaside Notions in copper, using watercolor paper.  Then I mixed up the Granny Apple Green, the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil delight sprinkles and "washed" them on.  

Can you see the spots? I created these by tapping a few (just a few) of the sprinkles right on the paper.  



I could have used copper foil for the background (cut at 2" the card is at 1 7/8") but decided to make it look a little "sandy" by first scraping the edge of the card on the Versa mark (sticky ink that holds the embossing powder) then I put the copper embossing powder on and heat set it (with a heat tool - hotter than a hair dryer).  

Then I created the greeting and layered the card with a little copper thread.  

It's a great time to join Stampin Up as you get extra free product this month only. It's $99 for the kit, and you choose $155 of anything including anything from the holiday catalog.  It ships free.  There are no further obligations and if you don't order anything in the next 6 months, your account drops. That's it.  So you make it what you want it to be!  email me if you have questions MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com 

Happy crafting and congratulations Laurie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More Bird Ballard!!

Another #simplestamping card for you.

I used a regular sized card 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half.  The designer paper covers the card (cut it 4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  Wrap the lace around the paper, tie in a bow.  

Take a piece of whisper white 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 and stamp the birds and greeting. Color in the birds with blends.  


Use the light Pool Party blend and shade in the background behind the birds.  Attach to the front of the card with dimensions.

Stamp inside, decorate your envelope and put it in the mail to make someone's day.

I hope this inspires you to stamp!  Happy stamping, MaryKate




Monday, August 5, 2019

IDEAS Aug Blog Hop with Bird Ballard

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for August. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is seasons, so you'll see some of us picked a season and some did 4 seasons.  




I created a card and a wooden key chain or ornament using the lovely Bird Ballard Bundle.

In the tutorial I share all the tips on stamping on wood and how to ensure the stamping stays on! I show you some Christmas ornament ideas, a Halloween decoration and tips on creating "business cards" with these wooden slices including where to buy the items. 


I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 50 pages of detailed full color instructions. 

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com Free to customers who purchase $35, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Pia in Germany the next talented IDEAS demonstrator!





Saturday, August 3, 2019

Scallop cards for #simplestamping

If you follow my blog you know I love simple and easy - and all the pre-cut pre-scored card options we have!



This year Stampin Up released these great new cards - 20 scallop cards with envelopes for $8.  



This one I made using the Bird Ballard suite.  So pretty and so easy. The designer paper is 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and with a little lace and the trinket it's a great card.  



I received several of these scallop cards from others.



This one was a thank you note for a graduation gift.  One stamp, embossed in copper.  It's really wow.



This one from Cathy Jones a team mate, I love that she used tone on tone stamping and can you see the little strip of paper that she put on the inside of the card that shows on the outside under the scallops.   Love it!



Don't forget - use the host code when you shop in my online store (see it top right?) and this month you will get a packet of glitter dots from me! 

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Upgrade Option

If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber - August will be a treat for you!

Your kit will include an Autumn theme of 6 bags and 12 tags.  You can upgrade your kit with a card making kit.  The card making kit is $10 and can be ordered August 1 until supplies run out.


Here's a short 2min video so you can see the tag/bag kit and the card kit option.  

If you're not a subscriber ($23 a month) you can click here to subscribe - and you can choose 1 month, 3 or 6 .. if you're curious, just do 1 month.

Click here to subscribe 

And if you have any questions, email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com 

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pigment sprinkles - a fun watercolor technique

Stampin Up just released pigment sprinkles.  6 jars of colored sprinkles. You can add the sprinkles directly to a card (use watercolor paper, wet the paper first) then drop sprinkles on the paper. 


Or you can create a watercolor look.  Put about 2oz of water in a small cup or glass, add sprinkles. More sprinkles darker color -- if too dark add more water and it's lighter. Brush on with a paintbrush or an aquapainter - anything works.



I wet my shimmer paper first then I painted on colors of the sunset.  Tip - make sure you don't mix yellow and purple as it will go brown.  

Let it dry - or dry with a heat tool.  The blowing hot air from your heat tool will make the color run in pretty ways. See above with the "clouds" look - this effect came from the heat tool blowing the colored water.

Once the water color is dry trim to 5 x 3 3/4 and attach to the silver edged cards. 

Now you can create a silhouette look. You could emboss an image on top of your watercolor paper.

A lot of different dies would work well.  If you are using an intricate die an easy way to attach it to your card front is to first put the large stickers on the cardstock.  


Now die cut your silhouette.  If it's a word be sure to have your sticker DOWN so your words won't be backwards.  Above is the back of the paper with the sticker with some of the dragonflies cut out. 


Now peel the back off the die cut sticker and you can easily stick the image on the card front. Perfect for small images or detailed images.  

Sometimes you might want you image to have a 3D look - so in this case - no need for the sticker - just glue the edge of the image to the card front. Can you see below how I only glued the bottom of the die cut?



I think these are super pretty. I put my greetings inside.  No need to decorate the envelope as it matches so nicely!

I hope you try it, happy crafting MaryKate

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bonus Days... just a few days left


Don't forget our promotion with Bonus Days ends July 31 2019.  For every $50 you spend, you get a $5 coupon to spend in August!

My online store is always open. (Just click on the shopping cart)

And if you use the host code you will get a gift of rhinestones for free from me!  Any size order is fine.  

Happy shopping! MaryKate