Easy Cute Easter Basket

Easter is a bit late this year so we have some extra time to create an Easy Cute Easter Basket that we can fill with chocolate (really, did I have to tell you this) or other small treats (like money---you can always fill mine with money....just sayin').

Look at this sweetie: Basket

The fun part is that you can create it in a multitude of Subtle colors and it's so easy you can whip one up in a matter of minutes!

Sale-a-bration is ending Friday (3/31/17)--so you can still order supplies and earn your Freebie but you need to order quickly.

Remember to use the current month hostess code that will be good until 3/29/17 AWSR23GU when your order reached $50--then your name will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate.

Here are the directions with plenty of pics to help you with the steps and after that is the Supply list so you can order what you need to create these cuties!

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 6 X 6 1/4; score the 6" side t 2 & 4" using the Simply  Scored Scoring Tool & stylus; score the 6 1/4" side every 1 1/4" (1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, 5). The photo shows black lines where the scoring occurs. Scoring pattern

2. With your Paper Snips, cut the score lines on the 6 1/4"side up to the horizontal score line; repeat this on the opposite side: Cutting pattern

3. Holding the middle flap upright, fold the flap to the left over the center flap about halfway

Fold 1

4. Next fold the flap on the right of the middle flap over those 2 flaps.

Fold 2

5. Take the last right flap and fold it so that it is straight horizontal forming the basket rim; then take the last left flap and fold it so that is is straight horizontal forming the rest of the basket rim. Staple through all layers.

Fold 3

Fold 4

6. Cut a Lace Doily in half and glue to the center of the basket base with multipurpose liquid glue on both sides of the basket.

7. Punch a small flower from Flirty Flamingo (Petite Flower Punch).  Lay the flower on your Piercing mat and use the stylus from your Scoring Tool to press gently down in the center of the flower to "dent" it--this gives you a cute 3D effect. Add a large rhinestone to the center. Adhere this to the top middle of the doily with a Glue Dot (Item #103683).

8. Repeat this on the opposite side. Your basket base is now complete.

9. cut a Flirty Flamingo cardstock 7 X 1"; stamp the small flower from Window Shopping stamp set in Flirty Flamingo  classic ink. Using your bone folder gently curl this piece to form the basket handle.

10. Staple this handle in place inside the basket base and you are finished!

Fill basket with shred and goodies!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button and the Host Code (until 3/29):

 


Teeny Tiny Butterflies...a second look!

Tuesday we created that beautiful little butterfly tag and as usual, we can't just stop there--so we're taking that tag of Teeny Tiny Butterflies...a second look!  When we create something that's really awesome, we want to maximize it's usefulness...so we're going to take that same tag and create a card with it. If you are giving a gift--you can create the 2 tags--use one for the gift bag and use the second one for the card--and you have a matched set. Won't that look professional and awesome!

Here's the card...what do you think?

Butterflies card
Teeny Tiny Butterflies card


Look how well the Blushing Bride tag complements the Flirty Flamingo card base--that's just a yummy combination!

If you missed the tag post on Tuesday 3/21, you can check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/03/teeny-tiny-butterflies.html

I'll give you the step by step directions and then the supply list.

Remember:

Sale-a-bration (purchase $50 and select a freebie from one of these minis  Download SAB_2017_US  ooor  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US) ends March 31st! Card tin and Glimmer paper are out of stock. All other items are only available as long as supplies last.''

Also, when you place your online order use the current month Hostess Code (AWSR23GU) and your name will be entered for each $50 in product that you purchase. The prize is a $50 certificate for Stampin'Up! product.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 8 1/2 X 11, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; use the Confetti embossing folder--run through the Big Shot (sandwich: Big Shot standard platform, standard cutting pad, cardstock in folder--[hinged edge through BS first] standard cutting pad)

3. Adhere the embossed cardstock to the card base front using mutipurpose liquid glue.

4. Take the tag we created Tuesday and adhere in the center of the oval created by the folder using dimensionals.

5. Cut a 9" piece of Blushing Bride satin ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to the tag top with a glue dot.

Your card is completed.

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

 


Teeny Tiny Butterflies

Spring is here---they tell me--and with it will come butterflies, so today I created a really beautiful tag with Teeny Tiny Butterflies!  Do you recognize the butterflies die?

Butterflies tag
Butterflies tag

If you tuned in last week you may remember the Timeless Tags thinlits dies--well, look at this set again and you'll see the border thinlet of teeny tiny butterflies.  It's great for today's tag but as I was working with it I'm thinking--wouldn't these little butterflies look great in a shaker card? Can't you just see them fluttering around in one of those?

Ok, back to the thinlets--I think between last week and this week's samples, you can already see the great versatility and usefulness of this set of dies.

I'll give you the step by step directions following by the supply list. Remember

*Sale-a-bration (free item from one of these minis  Download SAB_2017_US or  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US) for each $50 in product that you purchase. This super bennie ends March 31st! (note: Card tin and Glimmer paper are no longer available--the remainder of the items area only available as long as supplies last)

*When you place an online order, be sure to use the current month Hostess Code (this month until 3/29 the code is AWSR23GU) and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 in Stampin'Up! product. 

Here are the directions for the tag:

1. From a piece of Basic Black cardstock use the plain oval die and the Precision Base plate to cut the base tag with the Big Shot. (sandwich = Magnetic Platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad)

2. Repeat step #1 and substitute Blushing Bride cardstock.

3. Use the butterfly border thinlet and cut the butterfly arch from the righthand side of the blush tag.

4. Adhere the blush tag to the black base tag using multipurpose liquid glue (note: be sure to avoid applying glue too close to the butterflies--so it does not ooze though.

5. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the tag front. Stamp "thinking of you"(That's the Tag stamp set) in Versamark, sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and heat with heat tool until bright and shiny.

6. Using the butterfly arch die, cut butterflies from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. Adhere butterflies individually to the tag front with glue dots. (Adhere them when they fit well on your tag.

7. Cut an 18" piece of 1/8" silver ribbon and loop through the tag hole.

Your tag is completed!

Here's the supply list, use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:


Easy Stained Glass...a second look!

Tuesday we did a really beautiful tag  and today we're going to look at another creation with the Easy Stained Glass...a second look!  If you missed the first project check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/03/easy-stained-glass-look.html

Today we're going to take that same tag and create a beautiful full card with it. One of the terrific features of Stampin'Up! products is that they can serve multiple purposes--our imaginations are our only limiting factors--and with my blog and Pinterest---that's never a drawback, right? LOL

Here's the full  card created with the same tag we made Tuesday...isn't it lovely? (The greeting looks crooked in the picture--but I have it here in front of me and it is not crooked--must be my photography, right?)

Stained Glass Timeless Tag card
Stained Glass Timeless Tag Card


And just by changing the greeting--this card can be used for many events--check out all the greetings in the Teeny Tiny Wishes---there are 24 in that set and they all fit the Classic Label punch. Now that's a winner!

The directions for creating the card are below and are followed by the Supply List.

Remember, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st...so don't delay--for each $50 in product that you purchase, you can select a free product from the SAB mini  Download SAB_2017_US or from the other three products during the last half of SAB  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US. (Note: the card tin is no longer available). All SAB Freebies are only available as long as supplies last.

Also, if you purchase online and use this month's hostess code (AWSR23GU), your name will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! Product Gift Certificate for each $50 you purchase in product.

Here are the simple directions for the card:

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

2. Cut another piece of So Saffron 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and dry emboss with the Festive embossing folder. Adhere this to the front of the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.  

3. Take the tag that you created Tuesday and adhere to the card front with dimensionals. Add a rhinestone over the tag hole...you know I couldn't do this card without sparkle, right?

4. Stamp "happy birthday" in archival black ink on a piece of So Saffron cardstock. Punch out with the Classic label punch and adhere this below the tag on the card front using dimensionals.

Your card is completed! Isn't is awesome!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button and place your order today:

 


Easy Stained Glass Look

I love the stained glass look...and today I'm going to show you a way to get that Easy Stained Glass Look!  Stampin'Up! has a new stamp and framelit bundle called That's the Tag Bundle. It's designed for great looking tags in just minutes. That's what I used for this tag:

Stained glass timeless tag
Stained Glass Timeless Tag

It's really easy with the 2 layers of tag framelits and adding a dash of Clear Wink of Stella (which is hard to see in the picture---check this close up and you can sort of see the shimmer! Stained glass timeless tag - close up
And, of course, you can change the colors to fit whatever scheme you need just by changing the marker colors of the flower and leaves....the combinations are endless.

And...tune back in Friday, I want to show something else with the bundle that is terrific!

Directions and supply list are below. Remember, Sale-a-bration is only with us for 15 more days! Purchase $50 in product and select a freebie from the SAB mini Download SAB_2017_US or the additional three new items Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US. Note: the Card tin is no longer available. All items are only as long as supplies last--so hurry and place that order to get the one you really want!

Also, if you order online and use this month's hostess code (AWSR23GU) your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate!

Here we go:

1. Use the plain oval die (Timeless Tags Thinlets) and cut the base oval from Whisper White cardstock.

2. Use the flower die and cut the oval from Basic Black cardstock; adhere this to the white cardstock using the Finetip Glue Pen.

3. Using Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Wild Wasabi Stampin'Write markers, color the areas between the black outlines on the White cardstock. (it looks awesome, doesn't it?)

4. Using the Clear Wink of Stella, add some shimmer to the flower and flower center.

5. Cut an 18" piece of 1/8"gold ribbon and loop it through the tag hole formed by the die.

Your tag is completed...how easy was that!

Here's the supply list, use the Shop Now button, place your order and get one of those Sale-a-bration Freedies!