Friday, September 17, 2021

Flowers of Friendship pretty thank you card with matching punch



Sometimes I get so caught up with the Holiday seasons (Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas) I miss the fun simple sets like the Flowers of Friendship in the annual catalog.


Here's a cute card, from my friend Ginny Ek using this great stamp/punch set.  The designer paper is "hand-penned" and the flowers are colored with the fabulous Blends (alcohol markers).  Gems are part of our new in-color collection.


Enjoy!


Happy crafting MaryKate

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Penguin Place Fun-Fold Card and Gift Card Holder

 Hi crafters



I created a quick video for you to show you how to make this fun fold card and gift card holder. I love that both of these are interactive. The gift card pops open and the fun fold flips open.


click here for the short video




Click here for the short video


Fun Fold card dimensions

Base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Designer Paper 12 x 5 1/4 score at 1 3/4, 4 3/4, 7 3/4

White inside piece is 5 x 2 3/4

The ribbon is the organza

The punch is called Lovely punch


Gift card holder dimensions

Base 4 1/4 x 10 3/4 score at 3 1/4, 8 1/2

Designer paper (front) 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 and the layer is  3 x 4

The "tree" designer paper is 4 x 2 

The penguin is hand cut from the paper


I love this free paper - it's part of the SAB offer (spend $50 and choose an item - including this paper)


Happy crafting! MaryKate




Cutest Halloween Stand Up Card with a video + Bonus Silly Project

 Hi all


I did a video on how to



create this fun fold card. It's super easy with just 1-2 tricks (construct your card flat as you add each layer!)

Click here for the short video

And yes it fits into an envelope!

Add a cute punch (the punch, punches the ghost, cat and pumpkin!)


Dimensions:

Base 4 1/4 x 11 score at 5 1/2, 7, 9, 10 1/2

The Pumpkin Pie piece is 5 1/2 x 3 scored at 3 1/2 and 5

The front designer paper is 2 1/2 x 3

The black layer is 2 3/4 x 3 1/4

The back designer paper (houses) is 4 wide x 3 1/4


I love this simple Halloween card... cut the free paper (from the Peaceful Print Christmas Paper - yes free as part of Sale-A-Bration - 4 x 5 1/4 and add a back layer 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 on to a base 4 1/4 x 11.



Stamp bats, or spiders or witches or whatever Halloween stamp you have and add some googly eyes that poke out from behind the trees!


Easy to make multiples. Do you have a favorite color? I love all these Halloween colors, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather.


Happy Halloween - Happy Crafting!

MaryKate

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Christmas Kits are here!

 Finally the Christmas Kits are available, starting Sept 8, in my online store.


Here are the details of this first kit.  8 fun whimsical cards with a stamp set, ink, die cuts, everything you need is included, so it's a great gift, it's fun to craft with friends or family!



Here's what is included... all the die cuts, stamp set, envelope, adhesives -- it's all here!


And I thought you might like to see the stamps. I love the greetings, font and the stars!



Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede. 
If you'd like one, they are available Sept 8 until supplies last.  You click on the cart (top right hand part of the page) or email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott and add to my order (for some shipping savings!)

Don't forget it's Sale-A-Bration so for each $50 you spend you choose a free item (stamp sets, designer paper, dazzle paper, lots of fun, free choices).

Happy crafting, MaryKate

For those of you who love a video, here's a 5 min video so you can see the kit close up!  Click here to see the short video

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sept 2021 IDEAS Blog Hop with Masculine cards and 3D items

 Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for September 2021 - featuring projects for our men!

 

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for September 2021. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a 50+ page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is everything Masculine.  You'll want to make them all.  You will get 12 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.








Here is our sneak peek collage for the August IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.





My husband Charlie chose the paper and the Deer and requested a card and a gift card holder.   All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos to make it easy to follow along.  

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 55 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

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 Simone in Australia the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Penguin Scenery Card with a Video Tutorial

 A fun fold - a scenery card! I created a birthday greeting but this is great for "season's greetings", Hello, etc!




Click here for a short how-to video

I used the cute Penguin paper (free with a $50 order!) until Sept 30.  


Tips -- I used the Wintery folder for embossing and the Organza ribbon (which you could color!). 


Dimensions

Base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 1 1/4, 4 1/4

Designer paper is 5 1/4 tall cut into 3 pieces:  2 1/4, 1 1/2 and 2


I hope you make one. This was for a swap using Sale-A-Bration items and I'll post swaps that I receive in a few days!


My online store is always open, and it's a great time to shop with each $50 you spend you choose a Sale-A-Bration item.  


Email me with questions, MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Happy stamping, MaryKate



Monday, August 23, 2021

A Cute Halloween Tower Card

I'll be on FB Live very soon with a how-to video of this fun card that turns out is very easy!

Here's a link to a quick video with a few how-to's

 


 

Tower card - that fits into a regular envelope.

Card base black 5½ x 4-7/8 score at ½, 1¼, 2, 2¾,

3 black pieces 5½ x 2-1/8 (no scoring) 


Designer paper 

4 pieces 5 3/8 x 2 

3 pieces 5 3/8 x 1 1/8 or 2 designer paper pieces and 2 white pieces

1 white 5 3/8 x 1 1/8 for the greeting

 

Make the first tower section, then add each extra black piece, folding flat each time.

Stamp your greeting

Add the designer paper and white greeting piece

Tip: bone folder essential!!

Inspiration from Frenchie Stamps - thank you!

Happy Halloween.. if you need any supplies my online store is always open!

Questions, don't hesitate to reach out to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Clever Cats meets Cutest Halloween Aug 15 2-4pm Class

I have a fun Halloween class coming up at home in Hartland ME Aug 15 2-4pm using Clever Cats and Cutest Halloween

Let me know if you are a yes (and if you are far away, let me know if you want a virtual class with a tutorial)




You know you want to make the tower card on the left :)

I love Halloween cards that are decor (vs a usual greeting card) and it's perfect excuse for treat packaging.


RSVP to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com, of course chocolate is included

Let me be the first to wish you Happy Halloween!

Today is the 10th - last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin's Hope Box for August

 


Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. 


This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box, designed to be a keepsake box.


You can sign up for 1 month of Paper Pumpkin, several months, you can start a subscription and pause anytime, it's super flexible.


Here's a link if you'd like to try it this month

click on this link to subscribe to just 1 month!


Details

  • Kit contains supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes and comes in a special box!
  • The box is specially designed to turn into a Hope Box—a keepsake box full of cherished items to add hope to your life or in the lives of others.
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 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: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Let me know if you have questions, MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Monday, August 9, 2021

Color and Contour in bright fun colors

 Our talented teammate Brenda Mann created this fun bright card with the Colors and Contours set



I wanted to show you an "up close" look... she attached the designer paper to the left, then die cut the main piece using the largest contour die.  
Can you see the white embossing for the flowers? And then I think she used Blends to make the flowers.
What's super pretty is that all the colors match, so while there are many colors, it is so pretty as it coordinates so well.  


Are you looking for more ideas using this set? I have a tutorial bundle using this set with 8 projects, free to team mates or customers (no minimum purchase!)

What a lovely thank you card,

I hope this inspires you to make a card -- and importantly put it in an envelope and send it out!

Happy crafting MaryKate

PS enjoy this 2nd Sale-A-Bration where you spend $50 and get a free item, so many lovely things to choose from, paper, stamps, dies and more!  



Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Make your own DSP with a video tutorial

 Hi all - I love making my own patterned paper.  Today I'm showing you my paper using the Tidings and Trimmings set.

Here's a short video with tips on making your own paper

Once you have your paper created, you can make a bag and 2 cards, or 4 cards, or bag, card and 2 tags - lots of options, I'll post templates below this post.

Tidings and Trimming

On the left is my stamped paper, in the middle I've cut it to make 1 bag, 1 card and 2 tags (I show only 1 tag)


Tips on making your own paper

1. Start with coordinating colors and not too many.  In the video I show you 2 papers one with Christmas colors with the Tidings set and the other with What's Cookin' set.  The Cookin' paper has 5 colors but they all from the same family of "soft subtle" colors.  The video shows you these projects.


2. As you make your paper, start with the largest image, then 2nd largest etc... finishing with the tiniest stamp.  You'll see that I started with Cherry Cobbler, then went to the softer green Soft Succulent, then added in the darker Evergreen, and back to Succulent and then Cobbler.


3. As you stamp, turn your stamps to make a random pattern.


4. After you cut, if you see white space, you can fill that in easily with more stamping now the paper is cut.


5.  Match your colors to your ribbon. I used the matching Evergreen for the bag, and the matching Papaya for the What's Cookin projects.


Here are the templates - there are so many ways to use your own paper.  The piece on the lower far right is 1" wide and is waste (or a small tag???)




I hope you try this, it is very easy relaxing stamping and by simply matching colors, you'll get a professional looking piece of paper.  


Other info: I used the Be Dazzle paper behind the greeting in the card which is free with a $50 order - yay Sale-A-Bration is back where you get a free item for each $50 you spend!  Click on the shopping card to see all the great free items!!


Have questions? reach out to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com


Happy stamping, MaryKate


#What's Cookin #Tidings #DSP #StampinUp

Monday, August 2, 2021

Aug 2021 IDEAS Blog Hop with Sale-A-Bration products

Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for August 2021 - featuring projects with our Favo(u)rite Sale-A-Bration items


 

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for August 2021. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a 50+ page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is our favorite Sale-A-Bration items (or favourite for our Canadian, Australian and UK demos!) with projects featuring many different stamps, dies and paper.  You'll want to make them all.  You will get 12 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.






Here is our sneak peek collage for the August IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.







I reworked an "oldie but goodie" notecard holder to become a gift card/treat holder with the Dashing Deer.   All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos to make it easy to follow along.  I've included the original notecard holder and several notecards featuring the deer and the Be Dazzled paper.

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 55 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

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 Jacqui in the UK the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Artistic Expressions

This is the final post (at least for a few weeks) using this fabulous set. The paper is stunning, and the stamp/die bundle is versatile and beautiful!


Card top left uses a die from from the Contours set for hello, but otherwise it's all from Artistic Expressions.  The card top middle shows you a sneak peek of the big leafy die.  The card to the right has lovely gold accents with the foil and the ribbon.  Love all these bright colors!

If you need tips, dimensions of the cards or layers, just reach out to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

I'll let you know when the paper comes back in stock!

Happy crafting MaryKate


Friday, July 16, 2021

More (peachy) Expressions in Ink

 Following on from yesterday's post, 2 more "Expressions in Ink" cards, these using the Papaya focused paper. 



They both feature the paper with the peachy look - the color is Pale Papaya - can you see the gold in the paper? I love the Pear Pizzazz coordination.  

Card on the left uses shapes from the Epherma pack, along with Gold Shimmer ribbon. The greeting on the left is from the set Biggest Wish.  There are 1/16" strips of gold foil, to create a focus for the paper. 

Card on the right has the matching Pale Papaya ribbon with the greeting from the Artistic Expressions set die cut with the Contour dies.  Simple cards but I love this look. 


I'll be putting on another class soon using this fun set and great paper, email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com with questions on tips, dimensions etc!


happy stamping MaryKate

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Expressions in Ink with Gold Accents

 Finally this gorgeous paper is back in stock, it's the Expressions in Ink! Click on the shopping cart if you are interested... rumor has it, it will sell quickly!

Lots of different ways to add gold accents.


Above I layered gold foil below the paper, used gold embossing for the hello greeting and added 5 gold shimmer dots.  The envelope uses the big stamp with the "swirling" image.


This card uses gold leafing.  Gold leafing can be applied with Heat and Stick powder or other adhesives. I used liquid Tombow glue with a toothpick, drawing fine lines of glue on the image (created with the big "swirling" stamp.  Let the glue dry about 5-10 min so there is no white glue showing (it will still be sticky).  Then press on gold leafing and remove excess leafing with a dry sponge.


This card uses the gold leaves from the Ephemera pack and the gold 6 sided figure. I also used gold shimmer ribbon on the card.  The back of the pink paper is the fun gold-striped paper.  The pink flowers are make with Shimmer vellum with a gold dot in the center. 


I added gold with this card using the large die from this Artistic Expression bundle - the dies are super. This big flower image and a big leaf are some of the fun elements.  You'll see vellum underneath the gold.

Of course all the cards used the paper with the gold element "shot through" the pattern. I hope you can see this through the vellum.

An amazing stamp and die set, I highly recommend this and the paper.  Click on the shopping cart and search for "expressions" to see it all.

Happy crafting MaryKate

PS. Christmas in July is July 25, 30 and 31 lots of options for capacity, email me MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com for details of this fun, big event with 10+ projects, prizes, stamp sets, dies and so many giveaways!!

Or email me if you have questions, need dimensions of the paper for any of the cards -- or hey -- just to chat!!

Monday, July 5, 2021

July 2021 IDEAS Blog Hop

 Welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for July 2021 - our Favo(u)rite Suites


 

Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for July 2021. We are 10 international Demonstrators with a 50 page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is our favorite suites (or favourite for our Canadian, Australian and UK demos!) with projects featuring many suites.  You'll want to make them all.  You will get 10 detailed tutorials with a range of projects.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.






Here is our sneak peek collage for the July IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.






I made "a Peachy Day" card with matching box.   All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos to make it easy to follow along.

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 55 pages of detailed full color instructions with 15+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

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 Sara in the UK the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate



#Peach #StampinUp 






Thursday, July 1, 2021

Designer Series Paper sale starts today!

The Designer Series Paper Sale Is Here!


It’s the middle of the year and are you itching to revamp your paper collection without breaking the bank? Fortunately, the Designer Series Paper Sale this July will help you (and me!) do just that.

During this promotion (1 July–2 August), you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. Let me know if you’d like take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale. I’d be happy to place an order for you and if you wish combine with mine to save on shipping!


Or feel free to click on the shopping cart (to the right) and browse the online store.  Don't forget the host code to get a gift from me in the mail!

Let me know if you need anything MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Happy shopping, MaryKate


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Make a card and matching envelope with patterned paper

Here's a fun easy project.  I love the use of the designer paper for the card and envelope. Email me if you want the project sheet to MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Here's a video making the card and envelope 

And at the end of the video I show you a suite of cards from Artistically Inked - it's a wow set!  


Supplies

12 x 12 sheet of designer paper

Shapes (dies, punched shapes etc) in Basic white and matching cardstock

5 ½ x 4 ¼ cardstock to match the paper

3 ¾ x 5 Basic white

1 x 4” of foil

~12-16” of matching ribbon

Optional: twine and brads to close the envelope.

Optional: Trio punch to round the corners

 

Card.

 

1.    Cut the paper 4 x 12 for the card – thinking about the direction of the paper. My card is horizontal so, the paper is too.

2.    Trim the paper to 4 x 10 ½ and fold in half.

3.    Attach to the 5 ½ x 4 ¼ piece of cardstock.

4.    Attach the foil to the front edge of the card

5.    Stamp your greeting and attach to the matching colored shape

6.    Attach to the front of the card, add ribbon in a bow or a zee

7.    Attach a 3 ¾ x 5 white piece inside the card



Envelope - see the diagram above for cutting and scoring.  The red is cut out, the dashed lines are scores.

1.    Cut the paper 6 x 12

2.    Score on the short side at ¾ from either side (so ¾ and 5 ¼)

3.    Score on the long side at 2 and 7 ¾

4.    Burnish the folds

5.    Trim using the diagram.

6.    Round the corners if you wish

7.    Fold up the envelope and secure the sides


Enjoy the Designer Series Paper Sale in July 2021. Here is a card with a matching envelope. Happy Crafting, Happy 4th to you all!

MaryKate

#BiggestWish #HostPaper #StampinUp

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Color and Contour Freesia Spine card

 It's a spine card!


Base 4 ¼ x 11, score at 4 ¼, 5 ½, 6 ¾

Freesia layers:  4 x 4 and 4 x 1

White is 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 and 3 7/8 x 7/8

Tips:

Adhere the spine part of the card with glue inside so it only opens at the scoring.  Cut a vee or use a small e.g., 1/2" circle punch to make the notches on the spine. 

Once your stamping is done, layer this up and add to the card.

Now tie your ribbon around the spine, add in an extra piece of lace or tulle ribbon!

Super easy but a pretty effect.


Let me know if you have questions, MaryKate@MaryKateScott.com

Happy stamping, MaryKate