Hand Stamped Cards

12 New Colors of Stampin'Up! Basic Rhinestones

This is fantastic...do you want to own 12 New Colors of Stampin'Up! Basic Rhinestones? Me too!

Check this out....isn't that an awesome addition to your creation? Colored rhinestones


Here's a close up view: Colored rhinestones close up

Want the info to get these in 12 new colors* (we currently have the clear Rhinestones in the catalog #144220)? I'll tell you how!

I used the new Stampin'Up! Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers)...just color the rhinestone (while it's on the backing), let it dry a few seconds and add to your project! It's so simple--buy one sheet of rhinestones and color in the color you need for your project...no need to have 12 sheets of rhinestones!

*Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler (I used this on the sample), Crumb Cake, Daffodill Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Smoky Slate.Download StampinBlends_2017_US

PLUS you can join the Stampin' Blend Club--get all the Blend combos and the 2 skin tones + lifter AND get the Memento ink pad FREE from me for joining.  We're also including a class on 2/4 to learn our techniques, get some great tips, and practice on 2 card designs (3 of each). Here's the entire brochure for your review  Download Stampin' Blend Club.

Spread out the cash outlay over 4 months---then own them all plus attend the optional class (class fee includes 2 skin tones, color lifter AND FREE from me--the Memento ink pad. Note: if you already have the pad I'll give you the Refill for free---you'll be needing it when you start using these markers because you just won't want to stop stamping and coloring!

The entire story is here for the Club--you need to sign up now (410 836 8016) or (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com)  Download Stampin' Blend Club

Own the Blends---learn how to use them effectively, learn some new tips, practice and then create with these beauties to your hearts content--your imagination (or Pinterest) is the limit to what you can do with these Blends.

 

Here's the list of Blends and supplies in case you need them NOW!


Last Day to receive $16 Free Stampin'Up! Products

Today is the Last Day to  receive $16 Free Stampin'Up! Products by placing your PREORDER for the

*Stampin'Blends Collection (12 Combos --light + dark shades) + Bronze & Ivory skin tones + Color Lifter ($121.50)
*Stampin'Blend Color Me Happy Project Kit (creates 20 cards) ($25)
*Color Me Happy stamp set ($19)
(shipping 16.65, tax 10.92) Grand total $192.97

Place your PREORDER with me before midnight 10/31/17 and you can select $16 in FREE Stampin'UP! products.

Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstampig.com to place your order. I'll be placing the orders first thing on 11/1 and you'll be among the first to start creating with the new Stampin' Blends.

Today I colored another card from the Color Me Happy Project Kit--this one is a Thank you card... Thank you
it was really easy and i was able to quickly get to the fun part--coloring, because all the cutting and measuring is already completed for you. Everything you need is in the kit except the stamp set, adhesive, Memento ink and markers!

Place your PREORDER with me before midnight 10/31/17 and you can select $16 in FREE Stampin'UP! products.

Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstampig.com to place your order. I'll be placing the orders first thing on 11/1 and you'll be among the first to start creating with the new Stampin' Blends.


You Can Get $16 in Stampin'Up! Free Product

I'm going to tell you how You Can Get $16 in Stampin'Up! Free Product.

First let me tell you about Stampin' Blend Color Me Happy Project Kit. These Stampin' Blend alcohol markers have really been addicting! The great thing about the "kit" is that you don't have to create a card, cut the cardstock, etc.  You can just focus on coloring with the Blends...this means more coloring and less busy work, right?

Here's the card that I worked on today... Bird

Currently the Stampin'Blends come in 12 colors (1 light + 1 dark = combo) plus a bronze and ivory for skin tones. Additionally we have a color lifter that is used to push color back inside the image line or to highlight by pulling up some color already laid down.

The 12 combos, skin tones, and lifter are going to be sold as a Collection ($121.60). The Collectio and the  card kit ($25) and stamp set ($19) (Color Me Happy Project Kit & stamp set) = $165.50 (+$16.55 shipping, 10.92 tax). If you place a PREORDER for these products, I will give you $16 in free Stampin'Up! product. You can use this to purchase other coordinating products or anything you want!

You will need to place this order directly with me before midnight 10/31/17. (Call 410 836 8016 or email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com.  So don't delay, make sure to get these awesome new products first so you can begin learning to use them to increase your stamping fun!

As a gift for Christmas or birthdays---these would  make a wonderful surprise plus you can get $16 in additional FREE Stampin'Up! product.

The entire brochure can be downloaded here--you can see all the colors, the card kit and the stamp set as well as other samples.  Download StampinBlends_2017_US (1) 11-1-17. Place your PREORDER now and get $16 in FREE Stampin'Up! product. Call 410 836 8016 or email sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com right now!

 


More with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

Had so much fun Tuesday playing that I wanted to do More with Stampin'Blends Alochol Markers! If you missed my first try on Tuesday check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/10/stampinup-stampin-blends-alcohol-markers.html.  

Here's today's creation: 10-23-17 Flower

I picked a design that allowed lots of coloring and I'm finding these markers are easy and quick to use--they blend really well.

We have 12 colors (light & dark shades)--you can purchase the combo or you can purchase them individually--this means if you need to replace only of of the combo--you don't have to purchase the whole set! You can purchase all 12 combos, the bronze and ivory skin tones and the color lifter as a collection. 

We now have a new stamp set plus a project kit that are ideal for using with these alchohol markers...the entire brochure is here  Download StampinBlends_2017_US (1) 11-1-17

If you place your PREORDER with me before 11/1/17, you will be able  to select $16 in FREE Stampin'Up! product when ou purchase the Collection + the  Project Kit + the stamp set (Collection = $121.50, Project kit $25, stamp set $19, 16.55 shipping, 10.92 tax = $192.97) Note: you cannot order the Stampin'Blend products until 11/1/17.

The card directions are below followed by the supply list. You can order these supplies through my store (Shop Now button) or by clicking on one of the images below. Remember to use this month' Hostess code (CRD7YQPG) and receive $5 in product from the Holiday Mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the card directions:

1. Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score on the long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase)

2. Cut Pink Pirouette cardstock 3 1/2 x 4 3/4; adhere to card base with multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut Shimmering White cardstock 3 1/4 X 4 1/2; lay this on scrap paper to prevent color leaking through onto good cardstock.

4. Stamp the flower (Remarkable You stamp set) in Memento ink (this ink only). Color stem with Old Olive Stampin'Blend and the flower with Cherry Cobbler Stampin'Blend. Remember if you want to highlight a petal--use your color lifter (it's also good for pushing color back in the line if you go out a bit during the coloring process.

5. Stamp For You (Birthday Bloom stamp set) in Memento ink next to the flower. Tie a small bow in Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon and adhere to stem with a glue dot. Adhere small rhinestones to the flower center. Adhere this layer to the cardfront using liquid glue.

All done! Quick and Easy--order your supplies now and contact me to place your preorder for the Stampin'Blends!

Supply list:


Stampin'Up! Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

I'm so excited about the new Stampin'Up! Stampin' Blends  Alcohol Markers! They are totally fun and super easy. We have 2 shades of each of the 12 color sets! This makes blending so easy...my only caution is to go easy on the dark shade to give yourself plenty of room to blend. And, more good news---you can purchase them as a pair or singly! That means if you use up one of the shades--you don't have to purchase the whole set--just replace the one you need!

Here's my first creation: 10-20-17 Acorms

That was very easy & I could just color with them all day. I use the darker shade first--then blend with the lighter shade. You can do the reverse---whichever feels more comfortable to you is fine! There are no hard fast rules.  If you want to place a highlight (like light shining on an image) just pull off some color with the color lifter --this can also be used if you go outside the lines in coloring--I did go out a bit on the green leaves but was able to "push the color back into the leaf" with the lifter.

You'll be able to order these November 1st--I'm taking orders now & will be placing the first order 11/1...just email me (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) or call 410 836 8016. I'll order yours! Here's the entire list of products  Download StampinBlends_2017_US (1) 11-1-17

These will make terrific Christmas or birthday gifts for your crafting family and friends! Order early to avoid any supply delays--these are going to be a great hit!

The rest of the supplies for creating this card are below...you can click on Shop Now button or on one of the images below and go directly into my store to place your order.  Remember to use the Host code for October (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in product from the Holiday Mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 Directions:

1. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score on the long side at 5 1/2. (cardbase)

2. Cut acorn print (Painted Autumn) Designer Series Paper 2 X 4 1/4; adhere to card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Using Decorative Ribbon punch, punch a 4 1/4"  ribbon border from Early Espresso cardstock; adhere at top of the DSP with liquid glue

4. Punch Stitched Circle (Stitched Shapes framelits) from Thick Vanilla cardstock; stamp acorn image (Count My Blessings stamp set) in Memento ink (this is important!). Note: lay the cardstock on an absorbent material (e.g. paper towel) so it doesn't bleed through on good cardstock.

5. Color image with Crumb Cake & the Old Olive Stampin'Blends.  Adhere circle to top card front using dimesionals.

6. Tie bow in an 8" piece of Copper Trim & adhere to circle top with a glue dot!

Don't you just want to sit & blend more images? Met too! Place your order today & get the Stampin'Blends!

Supply list.


Easy DIY Masks (Background designs)

Do you know how to create Easy Do It Yourself Masks (Background Designs)?

 Stampin'Up! offers one set of Masks (Pattern Party Decorative Masks), but those didn't quite fit my design for a Christmas card I had in mind. So I began thinking what I could use and Eclectic Layers thinlets came to mind....I didn't want to cut out the layer...just color it...sooooo, I used the framelit to cut out the design on a window sheet and then brayered the color on for a beautiful background with very little trouble! What do you think? Card

But don't just stop with this design...check out your other framelits and thinlets --see what wonderful background designs you can create with what you have in  your stash!

I'm going to explain each step and give you the supply list (below). Use the Shop Now button at the right side to enter my store. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (CRD7YQPG) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in product.

Remember too that the Designer Series Paper sale is going on until 10/31/17...get all the details here  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US.

 Here are the steps:

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

2. Cut Garden Green cardstock 4 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere to cardbase front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Window Sheet 2 1/2 X 4 1/2; lay the Electic thinlet over the window sheet and run through Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, thinlet, cutting pad). Window sheet

4. Cut Shimmery white cardstock 4 1/2 X 3 1/4; lay the cut window sheet over the cardstock and brayer with Real Red ink. Adhere this layer to the Garden Green layer with liquid glue. Brayering
Inked

5. Using the same Big Shot sandwich as above, cut the double tree image (Cardfront builders thinlets) from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere the trees to the card front with dimensionals.

How simple was that and isn't it gorgeous? That background really adds that elegant touch.

Stamp "Merry & Bright" (Season to Sparkle stamp set) in Garden Green ink (Item #126973).

Here's the supply list--click on one of the images to enter my store:


Faux Stained Glass Look

Today we're going to do a Faux Stained Glass Look in our card. We're actually building off Tuesday's project and if you missed that post you can  click here and check it out http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/10/how-to-add-light-to-your-card.html.

Today's card has that fun stained glass look... 10-13-17 stained glass

And here's the light behind the "glass." 10-13-17 side

 We'll be using the Quilt Builder dies and vellum to create this fabulous look! This die set coordinates with the other Christmas Quilt suite product in the Holiday mini.

After I give you the directions I'll provide the supply list. You can either click the Shop Now button (right side) or click on one of the item images in the supply list and it will zoom you into my store. Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YPG) when you check out to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut 4 1/2 X 12 Whisper White cardstock, score on the long side at 4 and 8". Fold into a triangle..the side piece will be the card front, the bottom piece will be the floor of the card.

2. Cut Red Glimmer 4 X 3 3/4. Now using Paper Snips (item #103579) cut out an inner square leaving about a 1/2" border of glimmer paper (you can use this for another project).

Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 3 1/2; adhere this over the top of the Red glimmer with glue dots. 

10-13-17 cutting out

3.Using the quilt piece die, lay over the white cardstod/red glimmer paper (white cardstock face up) and cut out quilt pattern.

10-13-17 die cutting

4. Cut Vellum cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 3/4, lay under the quilt window. Using a pencil trace the quilt pieces on the vellum. Using Real Red, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist markers, color the quilt pieces on the vellum. When dry, go over the colored pieces with Wink of Stella. Adhere the vellum under the red glimmer/white cardstock piece with glue dots. 10-13-17 drawing

5. Using the square outline die cut a square in the center of the card front. Adhere the above layered pieces over this cut out with glue dots. Adhere a large clear faceted gem to the center of the quilt piece.

10-13-17 cut window in base

6. Cut 4 x 1 1/4" red glimmer paper; cut 1 x 3 3/4 whisper white cardstock. Stamp "Peace, Love, Joy" (Musical Season stamp set) in Garden Green Classic Ink on the white cardstock. Adhere this to the red glimmer with glue dots. Adhere this appproximately 1/4" from the front edge of the card bottom with dimensionals.  The card front will rest behind this piece on the card bottom. Add 2 silver metallic enamel dots over the swirls on each side of the verse.

10-13-17 side

Here's the supply list:


How to Add Light to Your Card

Today I'm going to show you How to Add Light to your Card10-10-17 Maple Leaf Lighted

Carol Streets (one of Standi's Stampers) shared a card she created using a template from YouTube. I was so fascinated with the card I wanted to share it with you! So a Big Thanks to Carol for being willing to let me CASE it!

Here's the secret behind the scene for adding the "light"--yes, it truly is a light back there! 10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

I'll give you directions & the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the right or simply click on one of the items in the supply list & you'll land in my store (thank you for ordering through my store). Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in products.

Directions:

Cut 4 1/2 X 12  Very Vanilla cardstock (you'll need 12 X 12 for this--Stampin'Up! now offers Very Vanilla 12 X 12); score on the long side at 4 and 8." (card base) Fold into a triangle. Front side is the card front. Inside bottom of the triangle is where we place the birthday greeting piece later.

Cut 4 X 3 3/4 Gold Foil and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock.  Center & adhere together with glue dots.

Using the big maple leaf (Leaflets framelits) center & cut out the maple leaf (keep for another card) (Big Shot sandwich: magnetic base, clear cutting pad, cardstock, die, clear cutting pad). Center unit over the card base front - pencil lightly the leaf. Place the leaf framelet over the penciled image & cut out leaf from card front.  DO NOT ADHERE THE Vanilla/Gold Foil unit yet!

Cut Vellum cardstock 3 3/5 X 3 1/2 & place under the Vanilla/gold unit--trace the cut out leaf onto the Vellum; stamp maple leaf (Vintage Leaves stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink in the penciled image. (If you want to erase the pencil marks use high quality eraser to avoid black smears)

Color the image with Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write markers. Overlap the colors so they begin to blend. Use Wink of Stella to blend the colors.  Adhere the stamped/colored Vellum to the back side of the Vanilla/gold foil unit with glue dots.

NOW adhere this unit to the front of the card base with glue dots--centering the leaf over the leaf cutout on the card base. Tie ribbon in bow, cut 2" sequin trim, fold in half adhere to leaf stem with glue dot and add bow with glue dot.

Cut 4 x 1 1/4 gold foil; cut 1 X 3 3/4 Very Vanilla cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink. Adhere the stamped piece to the Gold Foil with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the inside bottom of the card base with dimensionals--this forms the 'stop' against which the front will rest forming the triangle -see in the picture I've  pulled back the front edge a bit so you can see how the front will butt up against the happy birthday unit.  10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

Your card is complete! Enjoy.

Here's your supply list:


Desiger Series Paper - Get One FREE

We are still celebrating October's Stampin'Up! special deal - Designer Series Paper - Get One FREE!

Select 4 Designer Series Papers (click here for the list  Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US ---you purchase 3 and get the 4th one FREE---YOU select the one to get free and it can be the most expensive one!

Use the Shop Now button at the right--it lands you directly in my store and use the current Host Code (CRD7QPG) when you check out! You'll receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday Mini!

I'm in love with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP)--and one of the papers features beautiful sunflowers--so I decided since this paper is on sale and I love sunflowers, I'd create a lovely simple card. 10-5-17 sunflower

Do you love it? This design is so simple that you can use your favorite DSP to create your own card. I'm going to give you the directions and you can create yours!

Remember that we are still celebrating World Card-Making Day (it ends October 10th)--the Fast Fuse is no longer on the list (supplies ran out--bu later SU will bring back that offer for a few days). Here's the brochure for 15% off items Download Wcmd brochure---click on any of the supply items below or hit the Shop Now button and go shopping!

Here's how to create this lovely card:

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

2. Cut Designer Series Paper (Painted Autumn - sunflower) 2 1/4 X 5 1/2; adhere to bottom of card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 14" Soft Sky Classic Weave ribbon, wrap around card front at the top of the DSP, tie in a knot--use a glue dot to secure the knot to the card front.

4. Stamp 'thinking of you' (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink above the DSP on the right side.

5. Cut a sunflower from the same DSP using your paper snips and adhere to the left top of the card front with dimensionals (item#104430),

Your card is complete--now think of someone who needs a sunflower in their day and mail it out to them!

Here are the supplies--go shopping in my store to get what you need:


Simply Beautiful Cards using Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!

Today I'll show you "Simply Beautiful Cards using Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper Sale!"  The cards are wonderfully easy & simple because the designer paper does all the work for you--it's a fabulous background.

Here's the first card today which showcases the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper---it's my favorite: 10-3-17 Whole Lot of Lovely

Now this card uses our lovely Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper---wow!

10-3-17 Delightful Daisy

And last but not least....this one highlights one of the designs in Be Merry: 10-3-17 Be Merry

All these DSP's are on SALE! Buy 3 and get one for FREE! until 10/31/17!  Select the paper the 1 to get free (even if it is more expensive! (Here's the entire list on sale Download B3G1DSP_Flyer_US )

I've designed these cards so you can get 6 cards from a single sheet of DSP--that means with 12 sheets of DSP in a pack you can actually create 72 cards from a pack of DSP...so now's the time to order your favorites!

Remember to use this month's Hostess Code (CRD7YQPG) --you'll receive $5 in new Stampin'Up! product from the Holiday mini catalog! So hit the Shop Now button at the right side and go shopping in my store--or simply click on one of the items in the supply list and it will zoom you right into my store!

Here are the directions for the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP (just subsitute your favorite designer paper and coordinating cardstock for the other two cards):

1. Cut Pool Party cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2" on the long side.(card base)

2. Cut 5 X 3 3/4 Basic Black cardstock and adhere to front of card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8 and adhere to black layer with liquid glue

4. Stamp label frame and verse (Label Me Pretty stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; punch with Pretty Label punch and adhere to center of card with dimensionals.

Your card is completed -- don't keep it in your drawer...think of someone who needs a lift today & mail it out... a card in the drawer just collects dust. A card in the hands of your friend brings a lot of joy & strengthens your friendship. AND, email me a picture of your card--I'd like to post it here and share it with our other stampers!

 Here's the supply list--click on one of the items below and shop in my store---when you check out use this month's Hostess code (CRD7YQPG) and receive $5 in new product from the Holiday mini catalog: