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Add Color...but still no coloring!

Last Tuesday we used a wonderful background stamp Hello Color with no coloring and today we're going to Add Color...but still no coloring! If you missed Tuesday's post check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/hello-color-without-any-color.html

Here's today's version with "color added" and yet, still we are not having to break out our markers or Watercolor pencils! We have tons of bright cheery Daffodil Delight! What do you think? Daffodil

This is one of those great cards to keep in your stash because it's ready to go for any occasion--birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, get well...any occasion! You just pick your favorite color and create this card with exactly the same supplies--just change your cardstock color.

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I'm going to give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button then you are in my store!

Remember, until 7/31/17 you have 2 ways to earn bonuses!

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

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online through my store and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product.

 Here' we go:

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

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card base using multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut two 2 1/5 X 3 7/8 from Daffodil Delight; stamp background (Hello Color) in Archival Basic Black ink; adhere to card front with liquid glue--see picture.

 4. Using Big Shot with the precision base plate--cut out two big  butterflies & one small one from Basic Black cardstock (sandwich = Magnetic platform, precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting plate)

5. Adhere big butterflies over image using mini dimensionals; adhere a gold metallic enamal shape to the butterflies.  Adhere small butterfly to the card front with glue dots as shown in the picture.

6. Stamp Happy Birthday (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch and adhere to card front with minidimensionals.

Your card is completed!  Send it to someone who needs a lift to their day !

Here's the supply list..use the Shop Now button to shop for your supplies in my store & get your coupons & free product


Hello Color, without any color!

We've  been having some "no color" fun recently and today we're continuing with Hello Color, Without Any Color!

Remember this new stamp  set  --it's called Hello Color and is an awesome project if you love coloring and have some spare time. However, it is also an awesome design if you don't have a lot of time and if you are not fond of coloring.... CaptureToday's project shows you how to use the large beautiful design in your card to add some really lovely interest and keep your stamping and card prep time to a minimum...check this out.

Black & whitnKeeping the color (or non-color) scheme to black and white you get this really great contrast and some really intricate design with no coloring. Now if you are just itching to color, then you grab your watercolor pencils, markers, blender pens, and acqua painters and go nuts!

I've fallen in love with our new butterfly thinlets...they are in the Move Me set and are really easy to use. The paper bits nearly fall out when the cutting is completed!

I'm going to give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button and you are in my store!

Remember, until 7/31/17 you have 2 ways to earn bonuses!

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

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online through my store and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product.

 OK, let's go! Here are the directions:

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

2. 3. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 2 5/8; cut Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 7/8.

3. Stamp the background (Hello Color stampe set) in Archival Basic Black in on the small white piece; adhere this piece fo the black piece using multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the top of the card base with liquid glue.

4. Stamp Happy Birthday (Stylized Birthday stamp) in Archival Basic Black in below the unit.

5. Using the Big Shot with the precision base plate--cut out the big  butterfly and 2 small ones from Basic Black cardstock (sandwich = Magnetic platform, precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting plate)

6. Adhere the big butterfly over the center of the background image using the mini dimensionals; adhere a silver metallic enamal shape to the butterfly.  Adhere the two small butterflies to the card front with glue dots as shown in the picture.

Your card is completed! Now send it to someone to help them celebrate their birthday!

Here's the supply list, use the  Shop Now button to shop in my store and get your coupon and free product!


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:


Quick Awesome Butterfly

Want to see how to create a Quick Awesome Butterfly? Check out this little cutie... 1 cardfront

Know how to create that layered design effect...yep, it's the Basic Pack 2 Washi Tape...so easy to use--you  don't need to scissors-- just tear it off & it looks great. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has 4 great new Washi Tape collections---each one has an array of colors that coordinate with our most popular color schemes...select any of the combos to match your project.

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 Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Garden Trellis embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of washi tape cover the front of this piece....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere washi tape within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the white)

3. Cut Daffodil Delight 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 Daffodil cardstock to the white cardstock using dimensionals; tie an 18" piece of 1/8" sheer Old Olive ribbon around the middle of this unit. Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Tranquil Tide 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 Daffodil butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 1 inner butterfly

1 inside
Your card is complete.

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


Earn As Many $5 Coupons As You Want!

 

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Want some extra spending money..Earn As Many $5 Coupons As You Want!

Starting today (July 1st) for each $50 in Stampin'Up! product that you order, Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5--as many coupons as you want!  You may spend these coupons in August! What fun!

Place your orders today

    *Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog

    *Call 410 836 8016

    *Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Watch your email and collect those coupons to spend in August.

Note: Be sure your correct email is contained in your account with Stampin'Up! because that is where the coupons will appear.

Print them out, file the email in a secure folder...don't lose them...Stampin'Up! cannot reissue these coupons!

Remember...when you place a online order, you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me for each $50 in Stampin'Up! product you order...when you check out just use the current Host code July's code is XSAN44DC 

So collect those coupons and receive those free SU products!

Place your orders today

    *Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog

    *Call 410 836 8016

    *Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com