Friday, September 24, 2021

Beauty of the Earth Fall Card with paper suede ribbon

I love these fall colors.

This is a simple card but I think could be a hello, maybe a sympathy card, a thinking of you.  What I like a lot is the "paper ribbon" under the greeting.  Tips below on this "ribbon"!


Base 8 ½ x 5 ½ Early Espresso

Wood layer 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

Merlot 5 x 3 ¾

Designer paper 4 7/8 x 3 7/8


Layer the card front. Put these layers on the base with dimensionals

Stamp the greeting and die cut with a label (e.g., tasteful labels, Christmas season labels) or trim with scissors


To make the “suede” ribbon, work ¼ strips of merlot with a bone folder (as if you were making curled ribbon), keep working it back and forth. After 2-3 min you’ll be able to separate the paper into 2 thin layers.  Use these paper ribbons below your greeting.


Add gems – I used the gold shimmer dots.


Add a white card inside 4 x 5 ¼ and add a ½” strip of the designer paper. 


The designer paper will easily make 6 of these cards from 1 sheet – stunning – and quick and easy!


Thanks to Brian King for this layout with the borders.

Happy Stamping all ... and if you need any supplies, first check your stash (I know you have stuff!) and then order just what you need, by clicking on the shopping cart (top right). Adding the host code will get you a nice gift in the mail from me!

thank you - MaryKate



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Welcoming Woods - Fall card with a panel layout

I love this cute, peaceful set in the Mini Catalog. 

Hello Friend Fall card dimensions

Base card 8 ½ x 5 ½

Back layer: White 5 ¼ x 4 – stamp the greeting then emboss with the timber folder

Front layer will end up 2 ¾ x 4 (you can start larger, blend then cut if you wish)


Put on a post-it note on the bottom and then work a few colors to create the sunset look with Crushed Curry, Cajan, Navy (lighter), Navy (darker)

Remove the post it note and blend Soft Suede (lighter brown)

Now stamp the trees.

Stamp the bottom edge (between the trees), tip:  the stamp has the curved side to the bottom like a smile!  Thank you Angel for this great tip :)


Now create the panels. 

Cut off 1” from the right side

Cut off 1 ¼ from the top (left) and the bottom (right)

Add to the white embossed card.

Add an embellishment.

Stamp inside

Decorate your envelope by embossing the flap of the envelope.

This card was inspired by Amy Koenders who makes gorgeous projects!

Happy Fall Y'all!  MaryKate

PS .. just a few days left for Sale-A-Bration (spend $50 in my online store and choose a free item!) and Just a few days left to join my team with the offer of a FREE stamp/die bundle or stamp/punch bundle!! email me with questions -

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.


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!)


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!


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!


  • 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 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!). 


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,

Happy stamping, MaryKate