Hand Stamped Cards

Remarkable You is Retiring!

One of our favs Remarkable You is Retiring! I thought it would be fun to focus on some retiring creations in the next few days so we can maximize our use of these products.

Recently Sandi's Stampers held a card SWAP and several swappers used retiring sets (unbeknownst at the time)---so I picked a few that we can use as samples for our review of retiring stamp sets (and other products).

Today's sample was created by Wanda Onafuwa--using the "Remarkable You" stamp set--love her use of the Washi Tape--I never think to grab that when I'm creating... Remarkable you - wanda  onafuwa

Looking a bit closer you can also see how she used the Layering Leaves embossing folder to add some interest and dimension to the card. Remarkable you - corner

I'll give you the directions below followed by the list of supplies.

Remember

*Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until 5/27--all other retiring products are here only while supplies last!
*Place your order as soon as possible to have the best chance of having the products available--once they are gone--they won't be back
*If you place your order online (through my store) and you enter this month's Hostess Code (QK6UFZNJ) I will send you $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Melan Mambo cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 5 1/2; cut 2 X 5 3/8 Melan, run through Layering Leaves embossing folder & adhere to right side of card front with liquid glue.

2. Lay a strip of Pick a Pattern Washi tape along the right side of the card front.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 7/8 X 2 1/2, stamp flower (Remarkable You) in Archival Black ink, color with Melan Mambo marker and highlight with Wink of Stella

4. Cut Silver foil paper 8 X 2 5/8, adhere the above stamped image to this with glue dots; adhere to card front with liquid glue

5. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 5/8 X 1, stamp "You are remarkable" in Archival black ink; cut Melan Mambo cardstock 2 3/4 X 1 1/8; adhere the stamped image to this with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is complete and ready to mail!

Here's the supply list--shop through my store now to get your supplies:

 

 

 

The Secret to Gluing Without Glue for an Easter Card

Today I'll share The Secret to Gluing Without Glue for an Easter Card! During classes I often hear some whining about glue on your fingers....really, it's just glue & it comes off, but today I'm going to share the secret to keep  the glue off your fingers!

First, look at this awesome Easter card using that absolutely gorgeous (FREE) Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper as the background. 3-13-18 Eastesr card

Here's a close up of the foil paper to see foil inlays and the silver glimmer paper. 3-13-18 Easter card - close up

I'm using the silver foil leaf with small accents of gold foil. Now look at the spectacular cross created in silver glimmer paper....very simple,  very elegant and very quick.....AND, there was NO GLUE used on this card....so you say, I'm sure Sandi used glue dots for the background layering--the foils are slick and that's typical to use glue dots. But if she used glue dots on the intricate cut-outs on the cross the glue dots will show through & be sticky.

Here's the secret---I used adhesive sheets when I cut out the cross (I'll give you the directions to re-create this card below)--this makes the entire back of the cross sticky & I just adhered it to the plain white cross (cut out with a die)---the entire cross remains "stuck" to the background cross with no buckling. 

Following the card directions I'll give you the supply list to purchase the supplies you need through my store by clicking on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below. Remember

*Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/18--so you need to place your orders (for each $50 you purchase you select a free SAB item from the SAB mini which you can download here  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US and Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US .

*For every 4 SAB freebies you earn from SU--you'll receive a reward from me (box of chocolates + $5 gift certificate)---there's no limit for the number you can earn.

*If you use this months Host code when you shop online (ZA6YXWHN) you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

 Card directions:

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

2. Cut Silver Foil 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with glue dots.

3. Cut Springtime Foil DSP (silver leaf pattern) 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to silver foil layer with glue dots

4. Cut solid cross (Corsses of Hope thinlets) from Shimmery White cardstock

5. Cut Adhesive Sheet the size of the intricate cross die; remove topping (has printed writing) & adhere to back of silver glimmer paper. Using intricate die (& Precision Base plate - item #139684) cut out cross overlay--run die back & forth 3-4 times to assure good cut. (Using the Big Shot Die Brush (#144262) helps remove cut out bits.) Remove remainder of backing from adhesive sheet & adhere to solid cross pressing firmly to attach.

6. Attach cross to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Your card is ready to send!

Here's your supply list--order your suppies now:

 


Simply Simple and Free - Part 2

 Today we are creating another card that is Simply Simple and FREE - Part 2! Here it is! 3-9-18 Happy Wishes

I promised last Tuesday to give you a card without any coloring...isn't this gorgeous in gold embossing along with some gold glimmer and foil! And, again the stamp set is Happy Wishes which is one of the free Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you make a $100 purchase.  This is a double stamp set with multiple variations for Happy and Best.

If you missed the first card we created last Tuesday, check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/03/simply-simple-and-free.html.

Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/18--so you want to be sure to get your orders place well before that in case some of the popular items run out of stock! For each $50 or $100 you purchase you can select a free item--download the brochure here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

For each 4 SAB freebies you earn you'll also receive a reward bonus from me filled with chocolates and $5 gift certificate  SAB Bonus

PLUS if you order online and use this month's Host code (ZA6YXWHN) when  you check out--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 you purchase.

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut designer paper (Bundle of Love) 1 1/2 X 5 1/2; adhere to bottom front of card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut 1/4 X 5 1/2 Gold Glimmer paper; adhere above designer paper with glue dots (#103683).

4. Rub embossing buddy over top of card front, stamp Happy in Versamark ink,  sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Stamp birthday in Archival Basic Black ink under happy. Adhere 3 gold metallic enamel dots around happy.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list, click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to go into my store:


Another new Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using another piece from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set to create Another New Stampin'Up! Designer Paper. Check out this birthday card using the Eclectic  Expressions stamp set. 3-2-18 Eclectic Expressions Birthday

If you missed the first new designer paper on Tuesday click here to check it out http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/02/gorgeous-stampinup-designer-paper.html

By using the circle stamp and creating a triangle of solid circles in 3 colors--we've created a really bubbly celebration of colors--a terrific birthday card for anyone--kids, teens, guys, gals...office mates...everyone will enjoy this lively card.  It's so easy and you can use your own trio of favorite colors to create the background.

The really fun part is that this stamp set is free--it's one of the Sale-a-bration freebies you can select for a purchase of $50 dollars. Plus if you earn 4 freebies from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a fun reward from me (as many as you want). The reward is a box of really nice chocolate plus a $5 gift certificate.

And if you place your order online in my store and use this month's Host code (ZA6YXWHN), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions for creating this card:

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

2. Cut 4 7/8 X3 5/8 Shimmery White cardstock. Using the circle shape (Eclectic Expressions stamp set), stamp random circles in Calypso Coral ink--leave ample space between these circles. Then stamp overlapping circles in Lemon Lime Twist ink, followed by circles in Bermuda Bay--these 3 colors should form a triangle of circles.

3.Cut 5 X 3 3/4 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Adhere under Shimmery stamped piece with liquid glue.

 4. Cut 16" piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8" ribbon (Shimmery Ribbon Combo - another Sale-a-bration freebie), tie around the above unit in a knot. Adhere  this unit to the card base with liquid glue.

5. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 7/8 X 3; stamp "Happy Birthday" (Eclectic Expressions stamp set) in Basic Black Archival ink; adhere 2 adhesive backed sequins.

6. Cut Gold Glimmer paper 1 X 2 3/4; adhere under above piece with glue dots. Adhere this to the right of the ribbon knot with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the below images:


Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using a Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper---well, what we're really going to do is "Design" some Designer Paper with Stampin'Up! products---check out this awesome Thank You card: 2-27-18 Eclectic Expressions - thank you

Look at that background paper---we are creating that with a FREE stamp set called Eclectic Expressions. Now I have to admit--when I first saw this stamp set it did not overwhelm me at first glance....then I started playing with it and find it creeping up on my fav list!  I really do like what I can do with it--and there are several pieces that really provide limitless possibilities with alternating images and inks....tune in on Friday and see what else I did with this set. Plus it has 2 universal verses which make it a must have set!

You can get this FREE stamp set during Sale-a-bration (ends March 31st) with a $50 purchase. Of course, there are tons of other FREE items you can get....click here if you need the brochure Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-USe.

Also, if you earn 4 Sale-a-bration freebies from Stampin'Up! you will receive a reward from me (as many as you want)! The reward is a lovely box of chocolates plus a $5 gift certificate.

And...if that's not enough, when you place an online order for $50 in my store and you use the Host Code for the current month (PUKPWHXA)--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from  me also! Have fun earning your freebies.

Order your supplies in my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the images below.

Here' how to create this card:

1.  Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; using the largest image (Eclectic Expressions) stamp randomly over this piece with Bermuda Bay ink. Then fill in with the same image using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

3. Stamp "Thank You' (Eclectic Expressions) down the front of this piece in Basic Black Archival ink (see sample).

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5. Adhere under the Shimmery White piece with liquid glue.

5. Cut 16" piece of 1/8" Bermuda ribbon (Simmery Ribbon Pack - another Sale-a-bration freebie); tie around the above unit in a bow.

6. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue. Adhere 3 rhinestones in a rough triangle.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order what you need through my store--Shop Now button or click on one of the images  below:


Quick & Classy Guy Card

Today we're going to create a Quick & Classy Guy cardIt's so easy and quick to create you'll want to keep several on hand for those "guy" occasions that can be so hard to design. And...what guy doesn't want to be called Classy? 2-23-18 Classy

The "quick" part is using the new Tailored Tag punch to create that cool background from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper...imagine the variety of backgrounds you can create with 12 sheets of designer paper.

The stamp comes from the Truly Tailored stamp set that also contains "Lookin' SHARP" and "You're a Fox"...this is a real find for guy cards!

I'll explain how to create this card and the supplies are listed below the instructitons...you can hit the Shop Now button or click on any one of the images and be in my store. Remember

*For each $50 in product that you purhcase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini (or a Level 2 item for $100 purchase). (If you need to download the Sale-a-bration mini just click here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

*When you earn four $50 equivalent SAB's from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a reward from me (box of Chocolates +  $5 gift certificate)

*If you use this month's host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the simple directions:

1. Cut Night of Navy cardstock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 (card base)

2. Punch 3 shapes from your favorite True Gentleman DSP with the Tailored Tag punch---adhere these in a row through the center of the card front with liquid glue

3. Punch 2 shapes from each of 2 more designs of the DSP; adhere one of each above and below the first line of punches on the card front (see picture)

4. Stamp "To a Classy Kind of Guy" on Very Vanilla cardstock (rub with Embossing Buddy)  in Versamark ink; sprinkle with copper embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool until shiny and bright. Using your Paper Snips (103579) cut on the solid outline of the stamped image. Adhere to center shape with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending...but while you are punching....punch enough shapes for a few more cards to add to your stash.

Here's the supply list:


Stampin'Up!'s Newest FREE Bundle

 If you were in my studio this weekend you saw Stampin'Up!'s Newest FREE Bundle. It's called Blossoming Basket Bundle...the stamp set features a beautiuf basket filled with roses (ok, I'm not a gardener but I think these are roses)! And the embossing folder is this awesome basket weave...take a look at the card I created with this bundle... 2-20-18 blossoming basket

The great part of this new bundle is that it is FREE! You heard right! You can earn this free bundle with a purchase of $100 in product--it's part of the new Sale-a-bration Free items. (There's also the Eclectic Expressions stamp set and the most awesome Designer Series Paper--Springtime Foil). If you missed Friday's post check out the card and the paper here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/02/stampinups-most-gorgeous-new-designer-series-paper.html

If you need a copy of the brochure that has all the freebies listed for Sale-a-bration you can either click here and download it  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US or contact me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I'll get one to you!

I'll give you the directions to create this card below and following that is the supply list--you can order your supplies by hitting the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Remember

-You can earn the Sale-a-bration free items with a purchase of $50 (level 1 free item) or $100 (Level 2 free item)

-When you earn 4 ($50 equivalent SAB free items from SU) you'll get a reward from me--a box of chocolate + $5 gift certificate --you can earn as many as you want!

-When you use this month's Host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out on your ONLINE order, you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me! 

Here are the directions:

1. Cut this Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base); using the new Basket Weave folder, dry emboss the front of the card base. (this is really an awesome design).

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; stamp the basket of flower (Blossoming Basket stamp set) in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink(#132708); Color images with Stampin' Blends (alchohol markers) using Calypso, Olive and Crumb Cake.

3. Stamp the "heart tag" on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, color hearts with Calypso Blend, hand cut tag and adhere to basket handle with a mini dimensional (#144108); adhere 3 rhinestones around the basket handle. 

4. Cut Pool Party cardstock 3 5/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to back of above stamped image with liquid glue; adhere this unit to upper card front. with dimensionals

5. Cut Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 X 3/4; stamp "Here for you" in Versamark ink  (#102283), sprinkle with Gold embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until bright shiny gold.

6. Cut Gold Glimmer paper 2 1/4 X 7/8; adhere to back of greeting with glue dots; adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals

 Your beautiful card is ready for sending!

 

Here is the supply list:


Whether You Like to or Not, this is AWESOME!

 

Whether you like to or not, this is AWESOME! If you like to color, great--you'll love this. If you don't like to color, great--you'll love this...check it out

Without Coloring... 1-30-18 petal pallette b-w card

Check out the close-up... Petal plallette b-w side

With Coloring... 1-30-18 Petal Pallette color crad

And here's the color close-up...cna you see the Wink of Stella (tough to capture!) Color closeup

No, it's not a new stamp set, although I'd buy it if it were available...this gorgeous flower is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper...here's the sheet from that set that I used: Petal passion dsp

All you need to do is attach it to your cardstock and you have a quite memorable card--colored or in black and white! I simply used my handy dandy paper snips to trim out this flower and for the colored version I used the new Stampin'Blends.  I do love to color so this was a trip to paradise for me--a huge area to just go wild and color to my hearts content!

I'll give you the dimensions & instructions below...use the Shop now button (or click on a product image below) and order your supplies today. Remember...
Sale-a-bration is on...so for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog (and for each 4 you receive from Stampin'Up! you'll get a bonus from me!

And, if you use this month's Host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 you purchase in product!

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. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; Stamp "Just a Note"  (Flourishing Phrases stamp set) in Archival Black in in lower right corner).

4. Dry emboss this piece with the Quilt  Top embossing folder and adhere to black cardstock with liquid glue.

5. Cut out the flower image from the designer paper with Paper Snips...if you are NOT coloring, adhere this to the card front with liquid glue and add a large rhinestone to the flower center. If you are coloring, place the flower on a scrap paper and color with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin'Blends; adhere to card front with liquid glue.  Color the red flower with Wink of Stella.

Your card is completed!

Here are the supplies you'll need...just click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store!

 

 


How to Simply Add Tons of Shine!

Today I'm going to show you How to Simply Add Tons of Shine! It's so simple you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.

Check this out: 1-22-18 Gold Glitter Flakes

And here it is up close: 1-22-18 Gold Glitter Flakes up close

 See all those beautiful shiny Gold Glitter Flakes? Those are a new item in the Occasions Mini catalog---it is so easy to apply them to a project---I used the  Tear and Tape adhesive. There's no messy glue or waiting for the adhesive to dry...it's quick and simple. I actually used 2 rows of tape to make it double wide...it's easy to use when you want a diagonal line of shine too. The options are endless.

The directions for this simply shiny card are provided below along with the supply list. Order what you need now from my store (hit the Shop Now button) and remembe
1. Sale-a-bration is ongoing through 3/31/18--for each $50 you purchase you select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini
and
2. If you purchase online and use this month's Host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. AND, when you earn 4 Stampin'Up! freebies between now and 3/31/18--you'll receive a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 coupon (if you missed that announcement--check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/01/sale-a-bration-freebies-plus-a-bonus.html )

Let's make the card

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

2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock; adhere to front of the card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 Pool Party cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Stylized Birthday stamp) in Archival Basic Black ink at the top (see card sample)

4. Cut 3 7/8 X 2 Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper (I used the confetti design) and adhere at the bottom of the Pool Party cardstock layer with liquid glue.

5. Attach 2 pieces of Tear & Tape on the Pool Party layer right above the designer paper. Rub a dryer sheet over the card layer (can help reduce static cling) and then remove the tape paper topping. Sprinkle the Gold Glitter Flakes over the tape pressing down with your fingers to assure they adhere well. Dump  off the excess and place back in the bottle. Note: I use a catch card under the cardstock when sprinkling glitter to catch the excess and easily dump back in the original container.

6. Attach 3 adhesive-backed sequins to accent the Happy Birthday.

7. Adhere the Pool Party layer to the card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here is the supply list--just click on one of the images and you'll be in my store ready to purchase your supplies for this card:


More Cute & Quick FREE cards

Today we're going to look at 2 More Cute & Quick FREE cards...we're using the same FREE items we used last Friday.

If you missed last Friday's post you can check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/01/how-to-make-16-free-quick-easy-cards.html. Today  we're using the Daffodil Delight and the Calypso Coral card bases from the Tutti Fruitti cards & Envelopes...check them out:

1-12-18 tutti fruitti card daffodil

 
1-12-18 tutti fruitti card pool party

Now, you've probably noticed that I have not yet used the Pool Party cardbase--I want to see what YOU will do with it--when you get your card created---email a picture of it to me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com!

The Tutti Fruitti Cards and Envelopes, The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and the Shimmer Pack of Ribbon are all FREE--they are Sale-a-bration Freebies. And you know that Sale-a-bration is celebrated by you receiving a FREE item from  the Sale-a-bration mini catalog for each $50 in product that you purchase! (If you need a paper copy of the Sale-a-bration mini--just let me know (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.c0m))

 Also, if you place an online order, you'll also receive $5 in FREE product from me for each $50 that you purchase --just use the current host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out! Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my Store!

PLUS, for each 4 Sale-a-bration freebies you earn from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a cute box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate from me! Wow! Does it get any better! Rewards, Rewards, Rewards! (If you want to see what that adorable box of chocolates looks like, tune back in on Friday)

Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the products below and you'll be in my store where you can purchase what you need and earn those FREEBIES!