Silhouettes Require No Coloring!

You know you can have color without coloring...Silhouettes Require No Coloring but can be used with a beautifully colorful background! Take a look at this little beauty... Flirty flowers

Look at this delicately colorful background with a sharply contrasted silhouette stamped in stark black! So you have color again without coloring (if you missed Tuesday's Colorful without Coloring...check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/simply-colorful-without-coloring.html

Again, with this card I used a piece from the Petal Gardens Designer Series Papers...there are several papers in this stack that lend themselves well to silhouette stamping...I usually look for a pattern that is relatively subtle but still has a spark of interest.

I'll give you the brief directions for this card and you can order your supplies from my store by hitting the Shop Now button at the side of this blog. Remember you can cash in this month on freebies...

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August.

Second, for each $5 in product that you purchase and use this month's Hostess Code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the simple directions;

1. Cut 4 1/4 X 11 Pool Party cardstock, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2.Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Bermuda Bay cardstock; adhere to front of cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 from the Pool Party with leaves sheet from the Petal Gardens DSP pack. Stamp the Flirty Flower silhouette in Archival Basic Black ink in the left side of the card front; stamp the verse (same stamp set) in black. Tie a 15" piece of Bermuda Bay satin ribbon around this layer; adhere this layer to the cardfront using liquid glue.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to place your order through my store and collect your freebies!


Simply Colorful without Coloring

Love color but not coloring....then you'll love this card with Simply Colorful without Coloring! It's this a beauty? Check out the layers of color and that awesome background..... Roses

OK, now I have to admit...this may be the simplest card I've shown you in a long time! Do you recognize this beautiful paper from Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper? Yep, that's right...it's designer paper and the only stamping I did was "It's a Good  Day" from Best Birds stamp set.

Well, of course, I did add a bit of sparkle with the Wink of Stella--any stamper worth her weight in ink will have a Wink of Stella in her hip pocket at all times, right. Here's a close up of the Wink--you can see a bit better than the bigger picture of the whole card. Wink of stella

I will give you the brief instructions for creating this card followed by the list of supplies. You can order your supplies by using the Shop Now button at the side of this page. Remember there are 2 ways to earn freebies in July

First, for each $50 in product (excludes shipping/tax) you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can use in August.

Second, for each $50 in product that you order online and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Fresh Fig cardstock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Powder Pink 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to front of cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut the rose patter sheet (Petal Garden DSP) at 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (note: you will want to cut a bit from the top and bottom to center your flower in this layers.) Adhere this to the Powder Pink layer with liquid glue.

4. Stamp "It's a Good Day" (Best Birds stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink.

5. Now add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella on the Fresh Fig portion of the rose.

You card is complete! Now mail it to someone who can use an uplift to their day.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.


New Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper!

Do you recognize this New Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper? It's very pretty, right? Which pack did this one come from? Stamped dsp
I'll bet you didn't find it, did you? That's because I created it....sort of!  Take a look at the Soft Sky sheet from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper....now do you recognize it? Take a close look at the background of the above sample and you'll see the design from below.

Plain dsp

How did she do that? Well, very easily...I stamped over the designer paper with a stamp from Lots of Love in Tranquil Tide ink.  With this simple technique, I can create a coordinating designer paper to match the motif of my card!

Card

I'll give you the directions below and you can purchase your supplies from my online store to create your own! Remember the bonuses available this month

For each $50 you purchase in products from my store, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August.

For each $50 you purchase in product from my online store using this month's Host code (XSAN44DC), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

This is a win/win month!

Here are the directions for creating this card:

1.  cut 4 1/4 X 11 Soft Sky cardstock, score the long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase)

2.  Cut 5 X 3 3/4 Tranquil Tide cardstock.

3. Cut 4 7/8 X 3 5/8 piece of the Soft Sky sheet of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper; using the spray of leaves from Lots of Love stamp set, stamp randomly over the dsp using Tranquil Tide classic ink; adhere to Tranquil Tide cardstock with liquid glue.

4. Tie a 15" piece of Tranquil Tide ribbon around the above unit. 
Adhere this cardstock to the card front using liquid glue.

 5.  Stamp "Thinking of You"  in Tranquil Tide ink on Soft Sky cardstock; punch out with 1 3/4 circle punch. Punch 2" circle from Shimmery White cardstock; adhere to back of stamped image with liquid glue. From Silver Glimmer paper punch a circle with the Starburst punch--adhere to above unit with Mini glue dots. Adhere to left of ribbon knot on card front with dimensionals. Adhere 2 heart silver Metallic Enamel Shapes above and below the stamped verse.

Your card is completed...now send it to someone who's in your thoughts today!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this page to order your supplies.


Washi Tape Take II

Today we're going to expand using a fun product...Washi Tape Take II. Last week we used Washi Tape in a really fun card--if  you missed it..check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html  .

Today we're creating a fast cute card just by crisscrossing the Washi Tape and adding a flower! Pick a Pattern card

Now, isn't that cute and really quick using the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape...this Washi Tape is so easy to use, you can tear it off (or if you're really a neat nick you can cut it with scissors) and it sticks without any extra adhesive! Now that is FAST and not messy--not to mention it only takes a minute to do!

I'm going to give you the directions and then the supply list--you can purchase your supplies in my store using the Shop Now button at the side of the page.  Remember, this month there are 2 ways to earn extra bonuses:

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase through my store (just hit the Shop Now button and you are there), Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (be sure Stampin'Up! has your current email address)

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online using this month's Host code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 Stampin' Up! product from me!

 Here are the card directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase)

2, Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue; cut Whisper White cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to black layer using liquid glue.

3. Working with the widest Washi Tape, tear off and layer a strip on the long side of the top layer; then working with the next widest, layer a strip on the short side (crossing the layers at the bottom left of the cardbase.

4. Repeat #3 using the next 2 Washi Tape designs; end with the narrowest on the short side (check out the picture for help in layering.)

5. Punch 2 daisies using the Daisy punch from Melan Mambo cardstock. Layer these using dimensionals and attach to card front where the tape crosses (lower left corner) with another dimensional. Punch a 1/2" circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and attach to daisy center with liquid glue.

6.  Stamp Happy Birthday (Special Celebrations stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; attach 3 metallic enamel dots.

Your card is ready for giving...don't forget to do this--that is the last step in card-making--actually  sending the card to someone! (Note: if you are not part of Sandi's Birthday Club, email me to join (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com). I received over 50 birthday cards last month! It's truly an experience you don't want to miss!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this page to order your supplies.


Hey, That's Not Washi Tape!

Here's another great butterfly but, Hey That's Not Washi Tape!  2 ribbon card frontYou're right, it's not! It's ribbon. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has an array of beautiful new ribbon...I used 3 of these for this card.

(If you missed the Washi Tape butterfly on Tuesday check it out  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html )

I'll give you the step by step to create this card & then the supply list so you can use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.

Remember, there are two ways to earn freebies in July:
First, when you place an order (online or with me directly) you will receive an email from Stampin'Up! with a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (make sure SU has your current email address---they cannot re-issue these coupons)
Second, when you place an online order through my store --use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog) I will give you $5 worth of Stampin'Up! product for every $50 you purchase in product (excludes shipping/tax IF YOU USE THE CURRENT month HOST CODE XSAN44DC .  Note: if you purchase $150 or more, don't use this host code---you will receive the SU Host Rewards instead.

Directions:

 1. Cut Daffodill Delight cardsdtock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Layered Leaves embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of ribbon* cover the front of this piece. Attach the ribbon using Snail adhesive....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere ribbon within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the black) *I used Double stitched Daffodil, Mini chevron Curry, and Stitched Satin Curry.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut butterfly outline (Move Me thinlets) from center of this piece (sandwich: Magnetic base, Precision base, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); then run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Note: keep the butterfly for later.

4. Adhere the white cardstock to the black cardstock using dimensionals.  Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Archival Basic Black classic ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to cardfront using mini-dimensionals.

6. Cut inner butterfly thinlets from White butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 2 inner butterfly Daffodil inside card

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies: