Sunday, February 28, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop March 1st 2pm EST Travel and Adventure

 Join me tomorrow for a fun 12 person blog hop featuring projects about Travel and Adventure!

You'll see cards, albums, scrapbook pages, treat holders, and gift card holders -- lots of different patterned papers and stamp sets!

Join us right here 2pm March 1st

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Square Triple Fold Card with In Bloom Paper or Field and Flowers

Square Triple Fold card

I'll be on my Facebook page Feb 24 6pm Eastern and will post a link to the video after I complete it. Here are the dimensions for you. Click here to see the video

Here's what I made on the video

By the way I goofed on the video with the glue!! Oh my!! If you want an embossing buddy just email me

DSP 4 x 12 scored at 4 and 8 on the long side

Trim off a triangle at the bottom of the DSP

Seaside Blue cardstock 4 ¼ x 4 ¼

White (inside piece) 3 ½ x 3 ½

Front d├ęcor is 2 ovals (I used the oval punch) and some leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies

Happy crafting MaryKate

PS If you love the Field and Flowers or the In Bloom paper - they are both free until Sunday Feb 28 with a $50 purchase, don't miss out!  Contact me with questions or click the link to my online store top right of the blog (shopping cart!)



Mystery stamping with Dragonfly Stamp Set

Last night we had a mystery-stamping party and made 4 projects. So fun. Planned last minute, sent out instructions for cutting white card stock and to bring 3 sheets of 6x6 patterned paper.  Here's what we made. 

Would you like the 3 pager tutorial with dimensions and tips? If so I'm sharing this for free, just email me at

And a few close up photos.

Lots of paper left over to decorate our envelopes

Happy stamping - MaryKate

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Mystery Stamping - Join me Feb 23 on Zoom or Facebook to create together

Hello Lovely crafters,

Lori Stevens had a brilliant idea - mystery stamping!
I've created 4 projects and you can create alongside me Tues Feb 23 6-730pm on Zoom or
You bring your own supplies - 4 sheets of matching 6 x 6 patterned paper and some matching cardstock, matching ink and ribbon.

You will need to bring a stamp set and punch such as the butterfly gala stamp set and punch, or dragonfly, or the new strawberry, really ANY stamp set and punch

Trimmer and adhesive essential.

You may want to cut your white pieces ahead of time.

I have a 2 pager with dimensions for 4 projects.  We will be going a little more slowly than a regular class as you will be cutting paper etc. Email me to get this free 2 pager and stamp along with us!

Join by Zoom (details below), or by - this is my "public facing FB" page.

If there are many people on Zoom, I may mute you but you can always take yourself off mute and ask a question.

There is no cost, you are bringing all your supplies :)
Invite a friend if you wish.  The more the merrier! 

I think this will be lots of fun!! Feel free to email me or call me 207 431 0317 or text me with questions.

I'll post the projects on Wed Feb 24 right here!

Happy crafting!

MaryKate Scott is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Mystery Stamping
Time: Feb 23, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 972 0659 3179
Passcode: 945764

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Team Challenge Prizes

This is a fun idea to wrap a little gift.  A cello bag with a pretty paper topper.  These are prizes for team members who won challenges.

I topped the bag with paper cut the width of the item x 3" and folded it in half so 1 1/2" of paper shows.

The flowers are made differently.  The light pink flower uses our Vase punch for petals and the other darker pink is 2 "lovely label" shapes scrunched up and connected with a brad. Easy! 

The little messages are made with the mini messages stamp and die. It makes 19 messages with 1 stamp and 1 die, wow!!

We had a layout challenge - so I showed them a layout and they created all kinds of different looks!

Click here to see the original challenge

I made the snail card and others are some entries... the winner is by random drawing of all entries 

Below from Nancy Blake

This one and the next from Terry Dell Amico!

Lots of fun to interpret a layout. So fun!  

Happy Crafting, MaryKate

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Cover a jar with pretty paper instead of fabric! with Strawberry Paper

 A fun way to decorate a jar (of jam, a candle etc)

Take a 6 x 6 piece of paper and if you wish, round the corners (trace the edge of a salad plate) or leave as is. The photo above has the paper rounded, the video shows without the rounding!

You'll see both version in this video (it's at the end of the video).  Click here for the video

Spritz on rubbing alcohol (about 10 sprays, 5 sprays on either side), take this damp piece of paper and press it on top of the jar, hold it for about 60 seconds and as it dries, the paper will take the shape of the jar.

When the paper is dry it will hold the jar shape.  

Wrap about 36" of twine and add a greeting.

In 2min you have a cute jar topper!!

I hope you try it, let me know if you have questions

Happy crafting, MaryKate


Strawberry Love you Lots Box

A fun quick box with some Strawberry Paper and Punched Strawberries

Not sure you need a video on how to put this together... but here is one with 3 different packaging ideas!

Click here for the video


Poppy Parade 1 3/8 x 4 (cut 2)

Poppy Parade 2 ½ x 3 3/4

Granny Green for leaves and hats

Whisper White for the strawberries


Love You Box (not exactly cardstock but a pre-cut box)


Granny Apple Green

Poppy Parade


Green Gingham 2 pieces 1 1/8 x 3 5/8

Green Gingham 1 piece 2 ¼ x 3 ½

Strawberry DSP enough for 6 strawberries



Strawberry punch


Anything you have

Happy Crafting, MaryKate

Self Closing Faceted Box in Berry Paper with a how-to video


Self Closing Faceted Box

 I'm creating a video on My Facebook page and will post here Feb 17 by 630 (I'm live Wednesday at 6pm)

Click here to see the video for this faceted box and 2 other packaging treats!

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 7 ½ x 6

Score 1” from the top and 1 ¾ from the bottom on the 6” side

Score at 3 ½ and 7 on the long side

Score the Vee with the point to the bottom!!

Basic White ¾ x 3 for the greeting

Designer Paper is 3 x 6 and you cut it to 3 x 3 and cut it into 3 triangles.

Quick easy and so fun! questions? please reach out

Happy Crafting, MaryKate

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Pretty Perennials... such happy cards in happy colors!

True confession.. I bought the stamp set for the word "happy" I just love this big stamp and the fun font!

Here are cards with this fun, playful set.  I'll be using this a lot, so stay tuned.  

Here are a few close up shots. 

The cards above were designed by my talented team mate Susan Morrison at

This card was designed by Dena Rekow - it's her million dollar set (she got to co-design it!)

So fun... so many colors and patterns work. Let me know if you would like directions or dimensions!

Happy crafting, MaryKate

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A "flap fold" card with In Bloom with a quick video

Hi all ...  I created a quick video last night click here to see it to make this card.  Dimensions of the patterned paper: 5 1/2 x 12, score on the long side at 4 and 8.

The left photo is closed, middle is open.

Tip: cut the corners off the long pattern paper. Use your trimmer to place the edge of your paper on the edge of your trimmer and then the fold in the gutter. It's easy and the video shows you how. You can measure 1 3/4 from each side and cut to the fold but the trimmer makes it easy :)

The right photo:  You'll see I cut the slit at the front 1" from the fold (bottom of the front of the card) and it's 3" long. I use a post it to make the measurement easy.  

My inside is 4 x 5 1/4 and it looks pretty stamped or left white.  I used Thick Basic White to give the card a bit of "heft".

This can be a fun card or an invitation or a gift card holder

I used the free In Bloom paper (free with a $50 order) and my ink is Rococo Rose.  The matching dies are super pretty with a pierced detail to them.

Stamps, dies and paper is all in my online store...but check your stash, this card layout works with just about any floral set (I know you have one!) and any pretty patterned paper.  

Let me know if you have any questions! 

happy crafting MaryKate

Friday, February 5, 2021

The Chicks are Back!!

 Woohoo ... the Chicks are back! I'll be playing with these new sets and dies -- and the returning "Hey Chick" this weekend and creating new projects.

Here are projects created by Stampin Up (above)

This is the returning set (and now returning with dies) above

And this is the new Hey Birthday and now with dies!

Can't wait to create - stay tuned!

Happy creating MaryKate

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Snailed It Valentines a 6x6 one sheet wonder

The Snailed It set is fun whimsical and great for many occasions - Valentine's, birthdays, just a hello card!

This series of 5 cards is made with 1/4 of the 12x12 designer paper (so it's a 6 x 6 one sheet wonder). The template below will help you make 5 cards and have some left over envelope decor.  

Tip: make sure your paper in the direction of North to South... so the hearts run across the page. Start with the 3 vertical cuts on the right hand side, then cut the 4 1/4 piece into 4 sections.

I'd love to have you at my Snailed It Class March 21st 1-430 online. We will make 8 projects (6 cards and 2 treat packaging projects).  It's $50 for the project kit and stamp set, with shipping included.  Add $20 for the matching punch! RSVP by emailing me at

I'll post a few other snail projects over the next few weeks with more ideas for this super fun set!!

Don't forget we have just 1 month left in Sale-A-Bration (spend $50 and get your pick of a free item) it ends early this year on February 28. 

As part of Sale-a-Bration there’s a super join-offer of an extra 200 sheets of designer paper, so total cost is $99, you pick $125 of anything you like, free shipping (plus the free 200 sheets of paper), and there’s no further obligation.  We have lots of fun team perks including a free online class In Bloom March 2, 9 6-730pm, (team members get a free project kit and stamp set see page 45), IDEAS tutorials and more. (fyi, if you joined before, you are allowed to re-join!) Please reach out if you have questions! Sale-A-Bration ends Feb 28.

 Happy stamping, MaryKate

Monday, February 1, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop Fun Fold Cards an IceCream Double Zee



Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for February 2021. We are 12 international Demonstrators with a 55 page full color tutorial bundle for you.  This month the theme is Fun Fold cards.  You will get 12 detailed tutorials all with fun folds. The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.  

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

I used the Ice Cream Corner Suite and here is a peek of my Double Zee card.

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 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 Rayner the next talented IDEAS demonstrator! 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate

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