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DIY 5 Minute Card with No Coloring Inside the Lines!

Here's a great DIY 5 Minute Card with No Coloring Inside the Lines!  Confused?

The Inside the Lines is a wonderful Designer Series Paper that is absolutely FREE when you purchase $50 in product from Stampin'Up! (this is Sale-a-bration and is on until 3/31/17).  FREE is only one part of what is so wonderful about this paper.

The other wonderful thing is that if you LIKE to color---it's all about coloring. BUT, if you don't like to color, this designer paper is also wonderful...look at this card:

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DIY 5 minute card with no coloring Inside the Lines

In this card I used the very center of one of the pages, but if you don't want to go to the trouble of cutting out the center---just start at any corner and cut out a random piece of the designer paper...here's what you get when you do that:

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DIY 5 minute card with no coloring Inside the Lines

How can you get the Inside the Lines paper free? If you purchase the products used to create these cards--you earn the FREEBIE from the SAB mini catalog.

Here are 3 ways:

Bundle 1: Thick White Cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper, Petal Burst embossing folder, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, glue Dots, multipurpose glue, Metallic Enamel shapes ($65.75)

Bundle 2: Bundle 1 above + Special Reason Clear Mount stamp Set ($85.75)

Bundle 3: Bundle 1 above + Special Reason Clear Mount BUNDLE ($111.50--this bundle earns 2 FREE items.

All of these products are shown below in the Supply list--use the Shop Now button at the top of the page and order your "bundle" today!

Here are the directions to create these cards--in less than 5 minutes:

1. Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11 inches; score the long side at 5 1/2" (card base)

2. Dry emboss the card base front with the Petals Burst embossing folder

3. Cut a piece of the designer paper 3 X 3. Note: to cut the exact center flower: cut at 4 1/2" from one outer edge. Then cut at 4 1/2 from the opposite outer edge-->yields a 3" strip--cut at 4 1/2" from each end.

4. Adhere this to a 3 1/4" square of Basic Black cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.

5. Adhere this unit to a 3 3/8" square of Silver Glimmer paper using glue dots. Adhere this unit to the upper part of the card base using dimensionals. Adhere a silver Metallic Enamel Shape to the center of the center flower, or multiple flowers if you used a random square of the DSP.

6. Stamp "wishing you a beautiful day" (Special Reason stamp set) in Archival Black ink  on a piece of white cardstock; punch out with the Classic Label punch. Using dimensionals adhere this to the lower front of the card base under the DSP square (see picture).

Your DIY 5 minute card is complete!

Here's the supply list---use the Shop Now button at the top of  the page to  order your supplies:

 


Another Fun Paper Piecing Project for Color without "coloring!"

 Tuesday we learned a great technique for color--here's another fun Paper Piecing Project for Color without "Coloring!"

This time it's a beautiful tag:

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Paper piecing aka color without "coloring"

When we are in a hurry we can often get by using a Bag Tag instead of a full blown card, right? This tag is really awesome --you can easily convert it to a full card if you want to.

For the tag we are using the new Stampin'Up! Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack...the really great feature of this stack is that it is all in red and white..each page is double sided---one side is Valentine's theme and the other side is NOT! So this stack can be used all year long....even for Christmas since red, white and green are traditional Christmas colors... versatility at its best!

Great News! In this tag we're using the Stampin'Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (!45372)--they are back in stock--you can order them now!

I'll give you the step by step directions and the supply list to order your supplies to create this project. Use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order now.

Remember, if you place an online order and use this month's hostess code (ATDBYAPN), your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! Gift Certificate for each $50 you purchase in product.

AND, Sale-a-bration is in effect, so for each $50 you purchase in product, you may select a FREE item from the Stampin'Up Sale-a-bration mini catalog!

Here are the directions:

1. Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 3/8; cut a piece of Basic black cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8.

2. Punch a 1/8 " hole in the top of the 3 1/2 square using the handheld punch (Item #134365). Loop a 12" piece of Cherry Cobbler twine through this hole.

3. Now layer all 3 squares cut in step 1 above using multipurpose liquid glue.

4. Stamp the flower (Remarkable You stamp set) in Archival Black in on Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out this image using the largest circle framelit in the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Adhere this to the center of the tag using liquid glue.

5. Stamp the same flower in Archival Black on the red polkadot paper (Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack) and cut out just the flower using your Paper  Snips. Adhere this over the flower stamped on the tag with liquid glue.

6. Stamp For You ( Gift of Love host stamp set)* in Archival Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Punch out using the Duet Banner punch. Adhere to the bottom of the tag using dimensionals.

Your tag is completed! Isn't it "Remarkable?"

Use this supply list and the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order your supplies today:

Coloring without "coloring" (aka paper piecing)

 Do you like color but don't like actually "coloring" your images....then Coloring without "coloring" (aka paper piecing) might be your answer! I have a friend who does not want to make a card with any type of coloring--so I think this might help her get color without actually 'coloring.'

Here's a card using paper piecing:

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Paper Piecing or coloring without coloring

The dress has a pattern (Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper) which you normally don't get with routine coloring techniques. The hat is a solid just using cardstock.

The new Stampin'Up! Beautiful You stamp set is a perfect outline type stamp to use for paper piecing... a nice outline with white space that can be colored or paper-pieced. 

I'm going to give you the step by step directions for this card and then the supply list so you can order what you need for this project.

Remember, if you place an online order, for each $50 in product that you purchase, your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate if you use the hostess code for this month (ATDBYAPN)

AND, for each $50 you purchase in product you may select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog

Here are the directions:

1. Cut a piece of Melan Mambo cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base). Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4--adhere this to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8. Cut a piece of Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (black background with pink and white hearts) 3 7/8 X 5 1/8--adhere this to the bottom of the white cardstock with liquid glue.

3. Stamp the lady with the hat (Beautiful You stamp set) in Archival Black ink (see card for placement). Stamp this same figure in Archival Black ink on the Melan mambo with white dots Designer Series Paper. Using your Paper Snips, cut out only the dress. Adhere this with liquid glue over the figure stamped on the card front.  

4. Stamp the head on a piece of Melan Mambo cardstock and cut out only the hat. Adhere this with liquid glue to the hat stamped on the card front.

5. Using the swish stamp (Beautiful You stamp set) and Melan Mambo classic ink, stamp under the hand of the figure on the card front as if she were leaning on the swish. Stamp "Happy birthday gorgeous" (Beautiful You stamp set) in Archival Black ink (see picture for placement.) Adhere 3 small rhinestones above and below the verse.

6. Cut a 16" piece of thick Melan Mambo twine-wrap around the white cardstock at the seam of the designer paper--tie in a bow. Adhere the white piece to the cardbase with liquid adhesive.

Your card is completed--isn't it awesome!

Here's the supply list---use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order your supplies today:


Another DIY 10 minute card

Yes, this DIY will probably take you 5 minutes longer than Tuesdays--that's why I called it Another DIY 10 minute card!

This is another quick card created with the Project Life by Stampin'up! cards. These are those cards we use to create quick photo memory albums by slipping the cards and pictures into the pocketed pages. The nice thing about these cards is that you can select the card that matches the person or event that you are creating the card for.

Here's today's card. 

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DIY Project Life DIY 10 minute card

All of you who hate making bows (like the card on Tuesday) will love this one because there are no knots, no bows....just some of the cute pompom trim and all you do is glue it on--it just screams festive!

Also, today, we're using the Duo Celebration folder which DEBOSSES--this means the imprint goes into the paper instead of on top of the paper. And we use a stamp in the new Happy Celebrations stamp set to highlight the debossed image of "celebrate." See the white celebrate and over it is stamped the Flirty Flamingo background stamp--the debossed image stays white and it is highlighted in wonderful color!

The fun part of using the Project Life cards and being able to use select colors--this card can be great for guys or gals, righe? Just selcet the Garden Green ink and--pow! A great guy card!

I'm going to give you step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order what you need by hitting the Shop Now button at the top of this page.

Don't forget
1. Use the host code ATDBYAPN for your online order this month and for each purchase of $50 (product) your name will be entered in a drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate.
2. Sale-a-bration is on! For each $50 in product that you purchase...you select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini  catalog--stamps, designer paper, card tin, card kit and more!

Here's how to create this cute card:

1. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 on the long side (this is your cardbase)

2. Cut one of the Project Life cards at 3" on the 6" side which gives you a 3 X 4 card. Adhere this to the card front using multipurpose liquid glue leaving 1/8" border on both sides and the bottom.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2 1/4 X 4; using the Celebrate folder (Duo Celebration set of folders) deboss the white cardstock by running through the Big Shot...be sure you can read the word when you place the cardstock in the folder--then you are sure it will read correctly after you deboss it with the Big Shot. (the sandwich is: Big Shot platform, cutting pad, folder with cardstock enclosed, 2nd cutting pad on top)

4. Using the background stamp (Happy Celebrations stamp set), stamp gently but firmly with Flirty Flamingo ink over the debossed word. Adhere this to the top of the card front with liquid glue leaving 1/8" border on both sides and the top.

5. Adhere 3 gold star Metallic enamel dots around the Celebrate

6. Cut a 4" piece of white pompom trim and adhere this with liquid glue where the card and the White cardstock meet.

Your card is completed! Let me see your creations with these Project Life cards.

Here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order your supplies now


DIY 5 minute card

I'm always in a hurry so the DIY 5 Minute Card can be a lifesaver for me! Check it out!

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5 minute Project Life by Stampin'Up! birthday card

Now you may ask, where did you get that awesome designer series paper...and I'd say...it's NOT designer series paper and, before you ask, it is also not a stamp!

It IS a Project Life by  Stampin'Up! card....those are the great card set that you can use to create some really pretty photo memory pages that are completed in no time by slipping these cards in those pocketed photo pages.  

The size of the cards are 4 x 6", 4 X 4", and 3 x 4." One of the best features of the Project Life by Stampin'Up!  card set is that you get 2 of each card--since I'm using half of a 4 X 6 card--I have enough of this one design to do 4 cards! You get 100 cards in the set--depending on your design you could get over 200 cards form a single set of cards.

I'll give you the directions followed by the supply list to order what you need to create this card.

And, don't forget, if you use this month's Host code ATDBYAPN when you place an online $50 (product, excluding shipping & tax) your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! Gift Certificate. (Your name will be entered for each $50 in product that you purchase.)

PLUS, Sale-a-bration is in effect, for  each $50 in product that you purchase, you also select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog--no shipping, no tax---completely free. 

Here are the directions:

1. Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 4 1/4 X 11 and score the long side at 5 1/2 (this is your card base)

2. Cut the Project Life by Stampin'Up! card at 3" on the 6"side--this results in a 4 X 3 card. Adhere this with multipurpose liquid glue to the bottom of the card base front leaving 1/8" border on both sides and bottom.

3. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock 2 1/4 X 4; stamp Happy Birthday (Birthday Blast stamp set) in Archival Black ink (Item # 140931) in the middle of this piece. Using liquid glue adhere this above the PL card--leave 1/8" on both sides and the top of the cardbase. Add a small gold Metallic enamel dot over the dot above the 'i' in birthday.

4. Using an 18" piece of Mint Macaroon 3/8" ribbon around the card front where the Daffodil cardstock and the PL card meet---tie a bow.

Your card is completed? Isn't that an awesome card--and there were only 4 step with minimal supplies! With one set of Project Life by Stampin'Up! cards--you can create many cards in 5 minutes. Use this same design and just substitute your favorite card!

Here's the list of supplies--use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to place your order through my store:


Want to receive $5 Stampin'Up! coupons?

Want to receive $5 Stampin'Up coupons? What a silly question,, right? Of course, you want some extra bucks to purchase those awesome items in the new Stampin'Up! Occasions mini catalog.

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Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini & Sale-a-bration Mini

Let me tell you how to get these $5 coupons...it all starts with Sale-a-bration!

Between January 4th and March 31st every time you purchase $50 in product (excludes shipping & tax) you can select a free item from the Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration mini catalog--there are great stamps, designer series paper, a card tin and a great card kit! (Excudes shipping & tax--it is completely FREE)

So if that's not super enough, then Sandi (that's me) is going to reward you even more....here's how that works! For each 4 SAB freebies you earn from Stampin'UP! Sandi will give you a gorgeous Window Box (see picture) filled with Ghiarardelli chocolates and....see that little tag---the other side is a $5 Stampin'Up! Coupon! You can earn as many of these are you want! Awesome, right?  

 

SAB Bonus Window Box
Sandi's SAB Reward


These Window boxes (made with the new Window Box Thinlets--see below) will be ready by the firrst week in April...so if you want to use them for Easter gifts, you'll have them in plenty of time (Easter is April 16th this year).

Some of Sandi's Stampers have already begun earning their Sandi's SAB Rewards....in fact, a couple have already earned their first rewards!

Get started earning your Sandi's SAB Reward right now! Use the Shop Now button at the top of the page....that puts you in Sandi's store and begin shopping!

Here's the Window Shopping bundle that contains the Window Box framelit that I'll be using to make your rewards!


DIY Beautiful You Stampin'Up! Quick and Easy Card

Need a fast card while you're recovering from the holidays...then this DIY Beautiful You Stampin'Up! Quick and Easy Card will fit the bill! 

I don't know about you but I've had a whirlwind couple of months and all of a sudden I have birthdays popping up and zowie--no great cards. I have to tell you that the Stampin'Up! Beautiful You stamp set is one of my favorites in the new Occasions Mini catalog. Not only does it have 3 awesome figures in it but it also contains 8 greetings which makes it a great all in one set.

It's a fun set to use if you like to color and it's a great set to use if you don't like to color--noooo, that's not a contradiction and yes, I did mean that. Notice that there are 2 brushstroke images that you can use to color the images--that makes it fast and quick--just pull out an ink pad and 2 seconds later--you have color!

Now you would have giggled if you had seen me the first time I used one of the brushstroke stamps-I just couldn't get a uniform image when I stamped it--I stamped it several times, I reinked it until it was sopping wet, I cleaned it and re-inked it and still...it wasn't a uniform image. Then, miracle of miracles I happened to look at the picture on the image in the stamp set itself and, yes, you guessed it, it is NOT supposed to be a uniform layer of ink--it is a varied image---duh. Well, I never claimed to be bright and we just confirmed that. 

OK, now the card...here it is....

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Beautiful You

This can truly be accomplished in 10 minutes or less depending on how quickly you can locate your ink pads. I'm going to give you the step by step directions and then the supply list so you can order what you need to re-create this lovely card,

Don't forget, there are two ways to earn extra rewards...first, Sale-a-bration is going on...so when you purchase $50 in product you can select something from the Stampin'Up! Sale-a-bration mini catalog (no shipping, no tax, completely free).

Second, if you place an order for $50 or more in my online store (hit the Shop Now button at the top of this page) and use this months'Hostess code (ATDBYAPN) your name will be entered into a drawing for each $50 you purchase. At the end of the month--someone will win a $50 Stampin'Up Gift certificate.

So here we go:

 1. Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (this is your cardbase)

2. Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and using the new Hexagon dynamic embossing folder--emboss this piece. Now let me remind you of a couple of things--this is the thicker folder--so only use one cutting pad (on top). Be sure to put the fold end through first.

Also, this is one of those designs that is pretty on either side--so you select the one you like a adhere this to the front of the base using the multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut a piece of Pool Party 4 1/8 X 2 7/8; adhere this to the center of the card front.

4. Cut a piece of Shimmery white cardstock 4 X 2 3/4. Stamp the "dancing"  image (Beautiful You stamp set)  on this piece in Archival Basic Black.

5. Select the brushstroke image and stamp over the dress in Cucumber crush.

6. Stamp Celebrate (Beautiful You stamp set) in Bermuda Bay classic ink. 

7. Adhere 3 silver stars (Metallic enamel dots) as shown in the picture. Adhere this to the Pool Party layer with multipurpose liquid glue.

Your quick and easy card is completed! Now all you need to do is create a bunch of these for your special birthdays--try using some different colors to change the look--email be a picture so I can see what you've done!

Here is your supply list--use the Shop Now button at the top of the page to order your supplies:


Stampin'Up! New Occasions Mini catalog + Sale-a-bration!!

It's today...the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini catalog + Sale-a-bration are here!!! We can now order all those great new stamp sets, punches, framelits, bundles....and more!!!

1-2-17 Occ & SAB catalogsThis is what the catalogs look like....so if you don't have them, contact me (410 836 8016) or email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) and we'll get those to  you right away.

I'm busy this week getting ready for the Occasions Mini catalog debut events--Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we'll be getting together to check out the new products, play with the new product and win some of the new products!  I just doesn't get any better than that.

In case you aren't familiar with Sale-a-bration, let me explain. Every time you purchase $50 in product (using any catalog or online from the Clearance Rack) you earn a free product from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog.

In this catalog are free stamp sets, designer series paper, a card tin, a card kit, and more...you earn these completely free--no shipping and no tax!

And, the best part is that there is no limit to the number of freebies you can earn! You can have them all!!

If you haven't received your copies of the Occasions mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini, let me know and we'll get those in  your hands right away!

You can also see these online (in case you don't have your hard copy) by clicking above on the Catalogs button...that takes you right to the catalogs and you can view them online....so  while you are waiting...check them out.

After viewing the new products...just click the Shop Now button which takes you to my store and begin ordering your favorites!  And, don't forget....when you place an online order through my store and use the current month Hostess code (current Hostess code is ATDBYAPN) your name will be entered to win a $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate from me! And...there's no limit to the number of entries you can earn--for every $50 in product...your name goes in again!

 


Want to win a $50 Gift Certificate?

Would you like to win a $50 Stampin'Up! Gift Certificate? I have great news for you then!

When you place Online orders

You can be entered into a drawing

to win a $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate! Giftcert

Here's how it works!

*Each Month I will post a Hostess code on my blog http://www.sandilovesstamping.com (this is where you are right now!)

*For each $50 in product (excludes shipping & taxes) you order online, your name will be entered into the drawing

IF YOU USE THE POSTED HOSTESS CODE

How easy is that!

  1. Go to http://www.sandilovesstamping.com, get the HOSTESS code for the month
  2. Place your online order through my store (Use the Shop Now button at the top of the blog page)

AND

enter the Hostess code when you check out.

The Hostess Code for January is ATDBYAPN

(your name will be entered for each $50 (excludes shipping & tax) you purchase...so if you purchase $100 in product....your name will be entered twice)

At the end of each month...I will put all the names into the hat and one person will win a $50Stampin'Up!  gift certificate.

Important Notes:

*  If you place an online order for $150 or over, DO NOT use the monthly hostess code because you will earn Host Rewards through Stampin'Up!)

*This does not apply to orders placed for a hostessed event..your order must use the hostess code for that event

New Occasions mini catalog + Sale-a-bration Mini

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The new Occasions mini catalog has some really awesome new products...if you have not received your Occasions mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini catalog, let me know (email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com or call 410 836 8016) and I'll get them in the mail to you right away! Catalogs are FREE!!

 Don't know what Sale-a-bration is? For each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax) you can select a FREE item from the SAB mini--there are stamp sets, designer paper, ribbon, card tin and a card kit!  You can choose the ones you want--pay no shipping or tax---it's completely free! So combine this freebie with your chance to win a $50 gift certificate...Wow! What's not to love.

'The Occasions mini goes into effect January 4th...that's the first day you can order from it and earn your Sale-a-bration Freebie!  So check it out and get your order ready!