Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fun class - The Snowman Season

So much fun! We made these projects last night at class!

I'm so grateful to my VERY talented team mates who designed these projects.  Cathy Stephenson in ID created the stepper card (her's was with the Perfectly Plaid set and I re-designed for the snowman!)

Susan Duvall-Serota of CA made the cute pizza box (I added a snowman 3 x 3 card inside).

Carla Black of WA created the cute Let it Snow card!  (easy for her to say.. I'm in Maine and she's in WA!)

We had a "punch swap" and I received these great ideas from team mates.  

We truly have an amazing team of caring people who share ideas, talents, inspiration and fun!  Join us... you'll find nice people stamp and that we are a crazy fun bunch of crafters who hang out online from coast to coast!  

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Do you need instructions for the stepper card with the snowman? If so email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com - free for any of my subscribers!  

happy crafting MaryKate

Monday, October 21, 2019

Stamp Sale 24 hours only Oct 23 2019

A quick post... check out the stamp sale Oct 23 2019 - just 24 hours to save 15% of many many stamp sets!

Click here to see the full list of stamps on sale!

happy shopping - MaryKate

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mini Keepsake Boxes

These mini keepsake boxes are o cute... just the right size treat box for many things. 

I put the Lindt chocolate next to it so you can see size.

And quick and simple to make.  

These boxes take just 1 piece 6 x 6 to run through the Big Shot.  And the die set comes with cut tags to add to the little boxes. The die cuts and scores. My tip:  use a bone folder to curly the 4 sections of the box and the box "pops" out better!

I only bought the dies (I have a great stamp set that creates the Buffalo Check background).  If you don't and want the stamps, they come in a bundle at 10% off - check this out in my online store. 

In my post here, click to see I talk about the Advent Box "Countdown to Christmas" and I've filled my Advent box with one of the keepsake boxes in every little cube box. 

At class Oct 21 each person will pull out a box, get to keep the mini keepsake box and the free gift that's included.  It's our "party" to end Adult Ed for the Fall season. Just 1 place left if you'd like it 5-630pm with Snowman Season projects. Email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Happy crafting, MaryKate

PS are you a demonstrator going to OnStage? I'm hosting a crafting afternoon in Hartford Nov 15 130-430 with 10 projects and you get either a stamp set or blends or a punch (~$18 of product) and all supplies.  email me to register, for questions etc!  

Monday, October 14, 2019

3x3 Perfectly Plaid gift card enclosures in a Gold Pizza Box

This a fun gift box to make.  You can include some 3 x 3 notes and it's a nice gift, you can add in a cookie or a treat or even a gift card.

The Gold Pizza Box finishes at 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 so it's a nice size.  

I've made some gift card enclosures with the Plaid paper.  You can cut the designer paper 3 x 3 as I did and then there is no "layer" showing the white card - or you could cut this 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and then you have a peek of white.

I punched out a tree to go on top.  I wanted my 2 1/4" circle to cover to "hole" left by the tree punch so I need to be careful where I cut my tree.  So I punched a tree from a post it note making sure the punched tree has some of the sticky end of the post it note. Now I put that post it note tree on the paper (see it on the red plaid above?) and it's my guide on where to punch the tree.

Then I layer the card.  First I put a little gold thread about 18" on the back securing the thread with dimensions, the put the circle on the plaid.  And then my tree.  And a ho ho ho greeting on a 1/2 strip of whisper white.

The greeting can go horizontal or on an angle.  

I made another "card topper" for the top of the box.  

Don't forget to decorate your envelopes... it's about 3 x 2" of scrap plaid paper, adhere it to the back and trim.

What do you think?  A cute thank you gift I hope!

If you need the plaid paper or the thick whisper white for the notecards - or the punch, gold ink etc... it's all in my online store.  happy shopping! MaryKate

Friday, October 11, 2019

Christmas Countdown Project Kit - Fun Advent Calendar

So I overlooked this in the Holiday catalog! It's on page 38 and once I saw it in person, I loved it and of course ordered it.

I hope this post answers all of your questions about this kit. You get the boxes made up, stickers, a guide (which I didn't use!)

This is what it makes.  Each box is 2 x 2 x 2 and very sturdy. It ends up 11 x 11 and sits up well.  

Here's what you get... all the boxes are ready made.  You get lots of stickers, I used them a lot and still have plenty of left overs.

You get all the numbers and I liked attaching them in a non-linear way - but appreciate some of you might prefer them to be all lined up!

First I laid out all the paper pieces on the box to be sure I didn't clump together any of the colors (which are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow).  

Then I just had fun choosing stickers to decorate the boxes.

You don't need to stamp - and don't need the matching stamp set (in my opinion). But you can stamp on these papers before you add stickers or numbers.  A set that would also work is the Foliage Frost - or really any set with leaves, pinecones, snowflakes etc... I'm sure you have something in your stash!

After the stickers, I added the numbers with dimensions.  

Really that's it. I'm going to fill it with treats for my class Oct 21 (that is our last Adult Ed class this fall at Warsaw and then we shift to classes to go!)

Anyway at class everyone will choose a treat box and they might get embellishments, a Lindt chocolate balls, ribbons, dimensions... it will be a great way to finish our in-person Adult Ed.

Truly I was impressed with this kit, it's really pretty, fun and easy to put together and a nice quality, sturdy product.

I'm already thinking of turning the boxes backward and decorating the other side for Halloween - stay tuned!! 

If you want to join us Oct 21 for class I have 2 places left (as I write this post) so email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com for a place or if you have questions on this project kit - or anything!

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Sign Up is today 10th of the month!

Just a quick reminder.. if you want the November Paper Pumpkin that is mailed out Oct 11th, you need to sign up today!

10th of the month is always the last day for sign ups.

This one will be lovely.. here's what we know:

October Kit
Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit
Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

You buy 1 month, 3, 6, what ever you like - you can choose a one-time purchase or a subscription and if it's a subscription you can "pause" anytime.  Easy

Here's link to get your Paper Pumpkin - happy crafting MaryKate

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Silver Elite Leadership Event in New Orleans

Stampin Up has a leadership event coming up in August 2020 in New Orleans.  To attend you need to be a leader, that is at the Silver Elite level.

I have several team members who are oh-so-close- and really want to make it.

I thought I'd create a little motivation with a card they can keep in their craft rooms and a little present to inspire them to get to New Orleans - a pocket travel guide to the city. I know they will get there and so they'll need this guide.

I made a Tiffany Like custom box.  I measured my card and my book and decided the box needed to be 

6 1/4" x 4 3/4" and the base needed to be 1 1/8" deep and the lid only 3/4" deep (I like the base and lid to contrast)

So for the base it's 
1 1/8 deep plus 6 1/4 plus 1 1/8 = 8 1/2
1 1/8 deep plus 4 3/4 plus 1 1/8 = 7
So cut the paper 8 1/2 x 7
take a smidge that is 1/16" of 2 connecting sides to make the box a bit smaller
and then score at 1 1/8

For the lid 
3/4 deep plus 6 1/4 plus 3/4 = 7 3/4
3/4 deep plus 4 3/4 plus 3/4 = 6 1/4
score at 3/4

Cut the tabs, glue together and then decorate the box with the silver edged ribbon and our stunning Frost silver paper.

I hope they like it and it's an inspiration... I know I'd have 10 times the fun with my team mates with me in New Orleans!!

Happy crafting MaryKate

Monday, October 7, 2019

IDEAS October Blog Hop with Snowman Season

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for October. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is "our favorite bundle from the Holiday Catalog, so you'll see a great variety of Holiday projects.

I created a "stepper" card and a mug using the Let It Snow Bundle

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 60 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 Odette in Australia the next talented IDEAS demonstrator!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Perfectly Plaid Subtle Christmas Tree Card

We are creating this card at our Shop-Create-Play event Sat Oct 5 in Freeport ME (home of LL Bean!)

This is a full size card, Real Red is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded. Let's start from the most "outward" piece. The Whisper White is cut from the Stitched Rectangles and this one is 2 5/8 x 3 7/8. Stamped with 2 trees and a greeting in new Delicata Gold ink.  

Add a Shaded Spruce tree in plaid - you need a scrap of Spruce about 2 x 2 1/2.  I used Spruce ink and love the tone on tone look.  Add that tree with dimensions.

The plaid layer is 3 x 4 1/4 (you could punch a few trees out of this as it's a hidden piece!!)

The next layer is Real Red 5 1/4 x 4 - I've run this layer through the big shot with the Subtle embossing folder for texture.  More later on this folder.

Now attach about 6" of the Spruce/Gold ribbon folded and tied with about 12" of white twine.  to easily thread the bell on, use a flosser (so really it's a giant plastic needle!!  Now attach the decorated ribbon with a glue dot. You can mail this - even with the bell- just add a "hand sort" to the front of the envelope and use the 70c stamp. 

Stamp inside in the gold ink.  Stamp your envelope with a gold tree to match!

More on the Subtle folder. I like the texture it gives the paper, it almost looks like fabric.  I took a piece of real red and the plaid paper and ran half through the folder.

Can you see it up close?  I love this extra detail.  The top has the extra detail.

Another tip... if you spritz your paper with rubbing alcohol (water also works, rubbing alcohol dries faster), run it through the big shot and then press it to a jar of homemade goodies, then tie with twine and it looks like fabric!!

If you need any of the supplies, they are always in my online store, just click on the cart, and add the host code and at the end of the month, free crafty goodness will come to your mailbox! I love to share our host rewards. 

happy crafting, MaryKate

Friday, October 4, 2019

Getting Ready for our Crafting Bingo event - treats for attendees

We are gathering in Freeport Maine for our Craft and Bingo event.  There is premium outlet shopping, an arts festival and our event - all on Saturday Oct 5.  Shop, Eat, Craft, Win... what could be better?

I'm making some treats for the bags and for the table.

It could be a tiring and busy day -- so chocolate is in order :)

These matchbook treats are super fast and easy.  I'm making a lot so I took a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock, trimmed it to 8 1/4. Then scored the whole sheet (with the 8 1/4 on top) at 3 1/4, 3 1/2, 7 1/4.

Then cut it into 4 equal pieces at 2 3/4 each

Staple in the M&M fun size - see the rough side of the staple is on front?  This is covered by the designer paper and the smooth side is exposed on the back.

Add some designer paper.  Saturday the attendees can add a Ho Ho Ho stamp in the Delicata Gold ink for some decoration.

The candy bags are our 3 x 6 cellos, with a piece at the bottom to make the bag stand up (3 x 2 1/2) fill with candy and staple on a piece of designer paper cut 3 x 4, folded in half.  Add a punched tree.  On Saturday we will add a bit more decoration!

Stay tuned for our next event, this one is sold out! 

Happy shopping, happy crafting! MaryKate

A really quick post on Snow Globe cards with Still Scenes

We had a belly hurting class last night, we laughed so hard.  More on that later.

Here are Julie's cards.  Stunning.  I'll post detailed photos with how-to-use the globes soon (busy morning) but wanted to share her creations.  The paper behind the trees is "Foliage Frost" with the edges of the trees with a little glue and some ice glitter.  Behind the bears (right) is simple navy.  The bears are in Silver Foil. The bases are Grey Granite with Navy Ink. The greeting from Still Scenes is in Granite.

The other card uses Seaside Spray for the card layer base, and is picked up with the glimmer/glitter.

This one above is from the very talented Laurie Wilber.  The paper is the Frost, the deer in silver (from the dies that go with the globe die set) love the silver filigree base (thank you Cathy Jones for the word!). Love this card.

Quick tips:

The globe is the standout feature and why these cards work is that they use only a few colors and mainly neutrals.  So it's all about the globe. I loved the use of Navy (a neutral color) that was used in the base of the globe, the greeting and then the card layer base.  

Here's mine - this one we all did to learn how to use the globes.  Super easy.  Stamp greeting first, figure out where the base of the globe goes.  Die cut the globe-hole.  Remove only the top layer of the globe adhesive.  Now place your paper (with the hole) right on top of the globe (curvy side to the front). Press your paper down on top of the globe. It sticks and fits perfectly.  Add a base to the front.  Now make what you wish to put in side the globe! Add snow. Stick down the globe. 

There are several things you can use for the snow.  Most of us liked the combination of ice glitter, dazzling diamonds and some snowflake sequins.  The dazzle "coats" the inside of the globe and makes it look like a blizzard.

It makes me want to make one and put on the front "Snow Day!"

happy crafting, MaryKate

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Fun Halloween Treat - Holiday Cards are coming

I made up the Halloween Treats from the Paper Pumpkin (ok so it arrived 2 weeks ago, I'm a bit behind!)

So fun!  I love these little boxes.  I love the hands that are holding the box shut with the small clothes pins.

I filled mine with chocolate and caramel treats.

I love the stamp set with the dancing skeletons, now I'm sad I didn't open it sooner! I'm going to make a few quick cards with this great stamp set.

Each kit comes with all the supplies to make all projects, an ink and a stamp set.  I have a great collection of Paper Pumpkin stamps and I love that they are often seasonal.  

Most of the time the kit is cards (my favorite) and you get a "sneak peek" so you have an idea of what is coming.  The great thing is you can buy just 1 month, or subscribe and if you subscribe you can hit "pause" for a month. I also like that you can buy a refill.

I bought a refill for this one as I'm going to give them out to friends and co-workers around town and also to my class attendees.  The refill is $10 - still available in my online store - until supplies run out.  The product # is 152818 -- and amazingly the full kit with stamp set and ink is also available for $19, so contact me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com if you want one :)

Coming in October is a box of holiday cards and by the look of the box cover they will use my favorite birch trees!!  Can't wait.  If you'd like one of these holiday card boxes, you need to subscribe by the 10th of the month. Again, you can get 1 month, or 3 or 6 or subscribe, super flexible!  The November kit is tags and matches the October kit.  Questions? just reach out MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

happy crafting, MaryKate