Hand Stamped Cards

Simple Simple Simple #2 Blended Seasons Card

Using Tuesday's base design today we're creating a Simple Simple Simple #2 Blended Seasons Card. 8-10-18 flower

Today we're using the same design template as Tuesday but using the flower from the Blended Seasons stamp set--I used the paper snips to trim this out. I use the separate leaf stamp for the stamping around the focal point and colored all with the new Assortment 2 Watercolor Pencils blended with the Blender Pens...quick, fun, & easy coloring! Note: Here's Tuesday's link if you missed it http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/08/simple-simple-simple-2-blended-seasons-card.html).

Things to remember:
*The Blended Seasons stamps, framelits, & bundles are ONLY AVAILABLE in AUGUST! This limited edition stamp set/framelits will not be available after August--you'll want to grab it now while supplies last. The water color pencils are NOT part of the bundle (Stampin'Up! states these may be offered at some future time.)
*We are having a class in my studio August 26th, 1PM to create 3 more card designs (3 of each) using the awesome bundle, so sign up for that now - only 10 spaces open. Note--if you can't come to class you can just order the card packets--you will have the stamps and framelits if you order the bundle. (Reservations required: Fee $25). Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com.
*August is Bonus Days---for each $50 in product (excludes Shipping/Tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon to spend in September (be sure Stampin'Up! has your correct email address because they will send it to the one they have on file)

 Note: the new Holiday Mini Catalog is on it's way to our stampers---if you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like to get a copy of this new mini---contact me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com or 410 836 8016 and I'd love to get a copy in your hands.

Card Directions:

1. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4. (cardbase) Stamp the flower image (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Lovely Lipstick ink randomly over the card front.

2. Stamp the flower image in Stazon black ink on scrap Simmery White cardstock. Color  center flower/leaves with Cherry Cobbler & Granny Apple Green watercolor pencils; blend color with Blender pens. Cut out colored image with paper snips. 

3. Cut 2 X 5 1/2 Shimmery White cardstock. Stamp verse (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Stazon Black ink. Attach above flower to the left with dimensionals.

4. Stamp leaf image in Stazon black in around the verse and attached flower; color with Granny Apple Green watercolor pencils; blend with Blender pens. Adhere 3 small rhinestones.

5. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2 X 2 1/8; adhere stamped cardstock to this with liquid glue; attach this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the supply list--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and order your supplies from my store:


Simple Simple Simple Blended Seasons Card

Today we'll create a Simple Simple Simple Blended Seasons card! It's that totally awesome new stamp set that Stampin'Up! available only during August. There's a fantastic coordinating set of framelits (get both - bundle saves 10%).  They are only available in August AND as long as supplies last. I'm assuming Stampin'Up! planned well, but we have seen supplies do not always meet the super demand of some of these terrifically popular products. So my tip to you is order soon!

Here's today's card---this card (and the bundle) are designed to span the seasons meaning there is something in there for any season and any occasion--those bundles are wonderful to have on hand when you need something quick and easy. 8-7-18 Blended Seaesons leaves

We've used only one stamp from the set as the background & as the focal point in the middle band. You can substitute any of your favorite colors! The directions are below followed by the Supply List. Use the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images & order your supplies from by store now while we have sufficient supplies.

Things to remember:
*We are having a class in my studio August 26th, 1PM to create 3 more card designs (3 of each) using the awesome bundle, so sign up for that now - only 10 spaces open. Note--if you can't come to class you can just order the card packets--you will have the stamps and framelits if you order the bundle. (Reservations required: Fee $25). Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com
*August is Bonus Days---for each $50 in product (excludes Shipping/Tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon to spend in September (be sure Stampin'Up! has your correct email address because they will send it to the one they have on file)

Card Directions:
1. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base); stamp leave images randomly on card front with Lemon Lime Twist Ink. (note: clean the stamp to use with another ink)

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 2 X 5 1/2. Stamp "Wishing you all the best" (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink on the right side.  Stamp the leaf images around the verse in black ink. Color these images with Watercolor pencils (Granny Apple Green and Garden Green). I blended both of these on the darker leaves to give the Garden a bit more yellow. Blend the color with Blender pens. Apply Wink of Stella on the lighter green leaves.

3. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 1/2 X 2 1/4. Adhere to the back of the Shimmery strip with liquid glue; adhere this unit to the center of the cardbase with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending---it was simple, right?

Here is the supply list...use the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now while supplies last.

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Another Tropic"ally" Chic card

Today we're creating Another Tropic"ally" Chic card that is very lovely but quite simple using our pack of Tropcial Escape Designer Series Paper. Tropical chic 2

This pack of DSP has some really eye-catching designs...so save the directions for this card and substitute some of the other designs to vary the "look." Change the greeting and you can have birthday, thinking of you, or get well!

Best of all the Designer Series Paper Sale (Buy 3 Get 1 Free) is on until 7/31...so get yours order while there is still time!

From July 16 - July 31 you can select between 2 special offers:

*Place your online purchase using Host Code 4VRD2FBM and you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you order.
or
*Place your online purchase using Host Code 4XBU4TDD and you'll receive a Thank You + a $5  off coupon for your next class at my studio.

You Choose!

Following the card directions is the supply list for today's card--Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below to place your order:

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

2. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 3/4 X 4 1/4, adhere to middle of card front with liquid glue; cut DSP (I used the floral pattern in Tropical Escape set) 3 1/2 X 4 1/4; Adhere to middle of Shaded Spruce.

3. Wrap 16" ruffled Powder Pink ribbon around card (see picture for placement) and tie in a bow. You may want to secure to card front with a glue dot.

4. Stamp "Thank You" (Tropical Chic stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink below the designer paper toward the right side.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List - Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be shopping in my store:


Stampin'Up!'s Tropic"ally" Chic Suite.

We're creating a quick & easy card with Stampin'U bp!'s Tropic"ally" Chic Suite. We're still celebrating the Designer Series Paper sale (Buy 3 Get 1 FREE)  using one of the sale papers today. Tropical chic 1

I'm focusing on quick & easy...everyone wants to be having summer fun but still be creative. We're using the Tropical Escape Designer Series Papers---a group of terrific summery designs---tons of selections to choose from.

The card directions are below followed by the Supply List. The DSP sale ends July 31st...so you want to order now to get your free designer paper. Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below --you'll be in my store.  Between 7/16 & 7/31 you have 2 Specials to choose from:

*Submit your online order using Host code 4VRD2FBM  and for each $50 in product that you order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'UP! product from me (my choice)
or
*Submit your online order using Host code 4XBU4TDD and for each $50 in product that you order you'll receive a Thank you + $5 off Coupon for your next class at my studio.

YOU CHOOSE

Directions: 

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base); Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 X 3 3/4, adhere to card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut designer paper (I used the pictured pattern from Tropcial Escape pack) 3 5/8 X 4 7/8. Adhere 5" piece of Granny Apple textured ribbon around middle using glue dots--tuck ends around back. Adhere DSP to card front with liquid glue.

3. Stamp "You are the greatest" (Tropical Chic stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black in on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, punch out with Tailored Tag punch. Using the small background stamp in black ink....stamp randomly around the verse.

4. Punch gold glimmer paper with the same punch, cut down the middle horizontally & attach to back of above tag with glue dots. spreading apart slightly so it forms a border around the verse punch.

5. Adhere Tropical element flower above the verse with a glue dot. Using 2 strands of linen thread tie a blow & adhere to flower front with a glue dot. Attach whole unit over ribbon with dimensionals.

Ready for sending!

Below are the Supplies--use Shop now button or click on one of the images below --go shopping in my store!


Using Stampin'Up! Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper

Today we're using another Designer Series Paper that is on Sale--Using Stampin'Up! Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. If I had to select just one of the Designer papers--I think it would be this one--I just love the roses and the blending of colors. This paper uses the new DistInktive process that Stampin'Up! is patenting...they photograph objects (in this case roses) and do some magic and ---here you are with a glorious array of the most beautiful rose designer paper. So, here's today's card: 7-10-18 Petal Promenade

Since we are using narrow strips of designer paper, we can get tons of strips from one sheet. This means you can make multiple cards with just one sheet. You'll also see the new Rose Glimmer paper--this is just stunning--used with the Thank You Thinlets which creates this beautiful effect with very little effort! Aren't we always looking for awesome with little effort?

Following the directions to create this card there is a supply list--you can click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to get into my store. Remember there are ten designer papers that are on sale during July--they are included below so you can see all of them including Petal Promenade. If you purchase 3 of these designer papers the 4th one is FREE.

And, if you use this month's Host code when you check out (if you are shopping online) 4VRD2FBM--you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I select them) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

1. Cut Blackberry Bliss cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base; cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/2 X 5 1/4, adhere to card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut Designer Series Paper (I used the blackberry/pink paper from Petal Promenade) 1 X 4 3/4; adhere to white cardstock with liquid glue (see picture for placement)

3. Cut scalloped oval with Layering Oval dies (#141706) from Vellum cardstock (sandwich: magnetic platform, Precision base place, vellum, die, standard cutting pad).

4. Cut Thank You (Thank you Thinlets) from Rose Glimmer paper; adhere to vellum with glue dots; adhere the Oval to the card front by placing glue dots under the letters of Thank You so they will not show.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here are the supplies--click on one of the images below or on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

 


Using New Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper

We are now nearing the end of Week 1 of Using New Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper AND "Buying 3 + Get 1 FREE! Earlier this week we used Designer paper as a "cutout" to give our cards some pizzazz. (If you missed it click here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/07/free-stampinup-designer-series-paper-1.html). Today we're going to do the reverse...we're "cutting out" some of the Designer paper to add really pretty interest to our card...here it is:  Eclectic

We used the Eclectic Layers thinlet and cut out some of the designer paper so we see the layer of cardstock underneath...what a difference that small action makes in the professional look of the card. You can use any of the new Stampin'Up! Designer Series Papers to use this fun technique.

Remember, the Designer Series Paper Sale lasts all month...however I advise getting yours now. This sale is bound to attach the inventory and low supplies might mean a wait--so order now while supplies are good! Buy 3 packs of DSP (the ones listed in the attached brochure  Download 07.01.18_FLYER_DSP_SALE_US) AND Get 1 FREE. If you place your order online and use the current Host code 4VRD2FBM you will receive $5 in Stampi'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Following the directions for making this card are the Designer Papers that are on sale and the product used for today's card- -click on any of the images to get into my store to place your order.

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut  Tea Room Designer Series Paper (Coastal Cabana design) 4 X 5 1/4; using the background thinlets (Eclectic Layers thinlets) cut the design in the upper part of the paper (magnetic platform, Precision base plate, paper, die, standard cutting pad).  With a sponge (141337) and Coastal Cabana ink (147097) sponge the outer edge to give it the "look' of another layer. Adhere this to the card base using liquid glue. 

3. Cut the solid flower (Eclectic Layers thinlets) from Mango Melody cardstock; cut the flower outline from Calypso Coral cardstock (122925). Glue these together with liquid glue and adhere to card front with a dimensional. Electic flower dies

4. Cut leaf stem from Bermuda Bay cardstock (131197), slip under flower and glue with liquid glue.

5. Stamp with your favorite greeting in Stazon Jet Black ink. Your card is ready for sending!

Here are the supplies and the Designer Papers that are on sale--click on any of the images and you'll be in my store--order yours now!


Free Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper

Did you see the new special for Free Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper? During the entire month of July, if you purchase 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you get one pack free! This is definitely the time to stock up! Below are the selections you can choose from. 

Here's a quick and easy card that uses the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (it's one of the sale DSP). See how it uses the DSP instead of plain cardstock for the framelit cutout--that really makes the card much more interesting and adds a bit more pizzazz. Garden impressions card
Here's a close up so you can see the added interest using the floral DSP gives the card front. Garden impressions - close up

I'll give you the directions following by the supply list below---the first products are the Designer paper on sale...the second list is for the product used for the card...go shopping and have fun!

Remember if you place your order online and use the current host code (4VRD2FBM) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in  Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase...free product and Free designer series paper....have fun shopping right now!

Card directions:

1. Cut Mango Melody cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

2. Cut floral corner* (Springtime Impressions framelits) from Garden Impressions DSP, adhere to card front with liquid glue
(*sandwich: magnetic base+precision base plate, DSP, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush to remove the cut out pieces.

3. Use the embossing buddy on the upper right corner, stamp verse (Abstract Impressions stamp set) in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Grapefruit Grove embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny.

4. Add 3 clear rhinestones..your card is completed!

 Just click on an image and you'll be in my store to place your order:

Here's the supply list for the card:


Another Awesome Introduction!

Today I want to make you Another Awesome Introduction of Tea Room Designer Series Paper meeting Bee Thankful stamp set. Remember on Tuesday Tranquil Textures met Rooted in Nature (it's here if you missed it http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/06/rooted-in-nature-meets-tranquil-textures.html), well there's another meeting you need to see! 6-29-19 Bee Thankful

I used a subtle So Saffron design (Tea Room DSP) and I stamped Thanks (Bee Thankful) and used my markers to color it in...what a FAST and delightful "Thank you" card that took less that 5 minutes (it only took that long because I had to hunt for my Coastal Cabana marker)!

When you need a quick but amazing card--check out your Stampin'Up! Designer Series Papers---pick a pattern that is fairly subtle and find a bold and/or solid image and stamp with a slightly darker ink...the results are fantastic and with minimal effort.

I'm going to give you the specific directions followed by the Supply List. Order what you need by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the product images below. And if you use this month's Host code (BBBRN4DK) when you check out, I'll give you $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Note: if you miss the box for the Host Code, hit your Shopping Cart (top right), then scroll down to the left bottom and the box is there)

Directions:

1. Cut So Saffron cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); cut Coastal Cabana cardstock 5 1/4 X 4, adhere to cardbase with liquid glue.

2. Cut So Saffron with crossed teaspoons 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 (from Tea Room Designer Series Paper), stamp 'thanks' (Bee Thankful stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink. Using Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Granny Apple Green Stampin'Write markers, color in the image. Adhere to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending! While you are creating, make several to keep on hand--they will be quick an easy to assemble when you need them.

Here is the supply list--hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below to start shopping now!

 
 
 

Rooted in Nature Meets Tranquil Textures

Need a fast terrific guy card...Rooted in Nature Meets Tranquil Textures does the trick! One of the best things about Designer Series Paper is that it does most of the hard work for you! Your card turns out great with little effort and you get lots of raves for your art!

Here's today's terrific guy card...check out the top layer--see that beautiful texture image--well it doesn't come with the leaves on it--these were stamped on very quickly and the greeting added---looks like a million bucks! 6-26-18 rooted in nature

It looks great after I placed the greeting on the card front but I love to capture the little bit of extra pizzazz--so I added the tie of copper trim and that classy copper leaf trio (Leaf Elements)...that was just the coordinating touch that sent this card from wonderful to superb in a heartbeat. 6-26-18 close up

I'll give you the simple directions and then the supply list. You can hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store...you can enter this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) and you'll receive from me $5 in product (I select) for each $50 in product that you purchase. If you don't see the space to enter the host code--click on your Shopping Cart at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom left--the box is right there.

Directions:

1. Cut Shaded Spruce 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base); cut Soft Sea Foam 4 x 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

2. Cut the soft green texture piece of Tranquil Textures designer series paper 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; stamp leaves  (Rooted in Nature) in Shaded Spruce classic ink diagonally; adhere to Soft Seafoam layer with liquid glue.

3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock  1 1/4 X 3 1/2, stamp verse (Rooted in Nature) in Stazon Jet Black ink (leave a bit of room on the left side). Cut Copper Foil  1 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of Shimmery White with glue dots. Cut Shaded Spruce 3 5/8 X 1 1/2 and adhere to back of Shimmery White with liquid glue. 

4. Tie a 10" piece of Copper Trim around the unstamped end  (anchor with a glue dot); tuck in a copper leaf trio element and attach with a glue dot under the knot. Attach unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

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


Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 Tuesday I showed you the Fastest Birthday Card Ever, but this is Friday and we have been really busy and we are getting tired but we still have one more birthday card to whip out before the weekend fun begins....so today I"m going to show you the Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 If you missed Tuesday's post you can see it here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/06/fastest-birthday-card-ever.html

 Today we're still using the same Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and the Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (small size today). 148040G
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Here's the card I selected because I didn't need to get out any stamps--the greeting is included: Small celebrate today cardAnd, here's the Faster than Fastest Birtthday Card Ever: Small celebrate today decorated

I cut a 3 1/8 X 4 1 /8 Calypso Coral cardstock layer---glued it to the back of the card with liquid glue.; adhere this unit to the small Whisper White Memories & More Card. Added 3 Glitter Enamel dots and--called it Done! (Don't forget the envelopes are included)

It really does carry lots of pizzazz and it did only take me less that 2 minutes from beginning to the end! There are tons of cards to select from--some will need some stamping--others not...just grab this pack of M&M cards and start creating your own Faster than Fastest Birthday Card ever!

Here's the supply list...click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and if you use the current month Host Code (BBBRN4DK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase: