New Stampin' Up! Product

Antiquing Tin Tile with a Twist

Today we're exploring Antiquing Tin Tile with a Twist.  The tin tile embossing folder is one of the favorites this fall in the Stampin'Up! Holiday mini catalog...here's what it looks like with no embellishment (I used the new Galvanized Metallic paper) 10-8-18 Pre

Now it's very easy to "antique" this image by simply sponging with Stazon Jet Black ink....notice I sponged the right side and left the left side un-sponged so you can tell the difference. 10-8-18 Sponged

I used the antiqued image to create this really cute Christmas card (I'll give you the directions below)... 10-8-18 Deer card

But....if you know me at all you know that I love things that sparkle and shine....(you're thinking, did she really have to say that--the world knows!). You will notice that when you sponged with the ink it looks really cool and "old," however, that did tone down the slight shine on the galvanized paper.  So I thought....let's shine it back up a bit. I painted the tin tile image with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint...and behold a lovely sparkly shine added a bit of zip to the card again... 10-8-18 card with shimmer paint

Here's a close up of the painted area. 10-8-18 Close up of shimmer paint

I'll give you the supply list below--you can hit the Shop Now button or one of the product images and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now and if you use the Host Code for this month (CAT2BCAH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 X 4, rub embossing buddy over cardstock, stamp deer (Dashing Deer stamp set) in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder, heat with heat tool until shiny white.

3. Stamp JOY (Festher & Frost stamp set) in Real Red ink; adhere 3 red rhinestones. Adhere this unit to top of card base.

4. Run 1 1/4 X 4 Galvanized metallic paper through Big Shot in Tin Tile embossing folder; sponge with Stazon Jet Black ink; dry slightly with heat tool and rub off excess ink with tissue. Apply Champagne Mist Shimmer paint with brush and dry. Adhere this unit to bottom of card base.

5. Cut 14" red Satin ribbon, tie around card front at junction of the two top pieces.

Your card is ready for sending!

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Stampin'Up! Buffalo Check Final Results

Today we're going to use some of those fun experiments from Tuesday in Stampin'Up Buffalo Check Final Results.

If you missed the Tuesday experiments, check them out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/09/buffalo-check-becomes-buffalo-plaid.html.

Today we're going to use a couple of those experiments using the same simple card design but altering the background and base card colors...you'll see what a difference some of the "mixes" will make to the overall card look.

For example, this card uses the Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock. I mounted this on a layer of Espresso and used a card base of Crushed Curry. Very pretty, right?

Curry card

Now here I used the Crushed Curry in on Whisper White cardstock. I mounted this on a layer of Crushed Curry cardstock and use a card base of Whisper White. I used the same So Saffron cardstock for the daisies and the same verse so you can just focus on the difference the background can make to the card.

White card

I'll give you the simple directions for the card so you can reproduce it. Below the directions is a list of supplies.

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

2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 cardstock for the middle layer--adhere to base with liquid glue

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 cardstock for the top layer (to be stamped on); stamp your Buffalo Plaid on this layer. Adhere this to the middle layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut 2 1/2 X 1 for the verse layer; Cut 2 X 1 1/8 gold glimmer for the under layer of the verse (use glue dots for this)--adhere this to the card front with dimensionals.

5. Stamp 2 daisies (Daisy Delight) in Stazon Jet Black ink on cardstock; punch out with Daisy punch. Layer one on the other with a dimensional and adhere to card front with another dimensional. Adhere gold Faceted Gem to the flower center.

This is a list of the supplies you'll need. Remember to use those Bonus Days coupons you earned in August (they expire after September. And, if you use this month's Host code (4UGP9PMX) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (the $5 coupons are deducted from the product total--so keep that in mind).


Buffalo Check Becomes Buffalo Plaid

TToday we're going to have some fun with the new Buffalo Check stamp and show you how Buffalo Check Be,comes Buffalo Plaid. The Buffalo Check stamp was easy to miss in the new Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog--it's on page 38 right under tha cute little Spirited Snowmen stamp set...so it's easy to check out that set and completely miss this awesome Buffalo Check!

This is the stamp itself--it's the large size that fits the entire card front147794GI find that laying the rubber stamp on the table  (stamp side up), inking it, laying on the cardstock and the applying Block F to the top of that stack works great. Sometimes the large block with the mounted stamps can be a bit cumbersome for some hands to handle. This method works great for any hands and lets you place the paper very precisely where you want it:

Stamping sandwich

 This little cutie may look simple (and it is simple) but the options for creativity are almost endless...depending on what color ink you choose and the cardstock color--you can create endless numbers of "designer paper" for your paper-crafting needs. We're going to explore one set of options today....

This is using Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock: Curry

Here we are using the Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock:

White

And lastly, this is Crushed Curry ink on Very Vanilla cardstock:

Vanilla

Now Stampin'Up! has 52 colors (I'm leaving out Basic Black for obvious reasons) and the same number of ink colors (plus Stazon Jet Black ink)...so imagine mixing and matching inks and papers...if you multiply 52 X 52---that's a lot of combinations, right. (This may not be the right formula but I'm an artist--not a mathematician so just go with me here! LOL)

Now one more thing--I told you I'd show you a plaid--ok, here goes:

Buffalo plaid

So I stamped first with Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla, washed the stamp, and inked up with Mossy Meadow...I positioned the stamp so that the solid square of the Mossy ink would hit the blank square of the Curry stamped image...and here's what this looks like:

Now you see that there is an "aged" look to some of the solid squares--this is the way the stamp is dessgned...depending on the amount of ink on your ink pad, you will see more or less of this feature.

And, speaking of more or less ink on your ink pad--you will get lighter and darker images of the "check"  so this is another variation that you can play with in your experiments.

Check back on Friday and you'll see some final results of our experiments today!

If you try out some of these variations...send me a picture so we can share our fun with each other. Send the email to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Supplies I used today:


Light Up Some Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Today let's Light Up Some Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  A couple of weeks ago we created some lovely cards using the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum...but today we're going to create a very pretty 3D card using that same vellum.... General card with outside light

Pretty but wait, let there be light, and there was light, and it was GOOD! Here's what it looks like with the lights turned out and a tea light burning inside. General with inside light

Here's a side view. Side view of general

Isn't this awesome--what a delight this pack of designer vellum can be--we're finding all sorts of great uses. I'll give you the steps to create this little beauty and then I'll give you the supply list below. 

Remember:

*Use the August Bonus Coupons during September so the do not expire.
*If you purchase on line and use this month's Host code (4UGP9PMX) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

1. Cut 4 X 12 from Early Espresso 12 X 12 cardstock; score at 4" from each end. Use the Layering Square Framelit that is just smaller than 3" and cut out a square in one of the end panels.

2. Cut 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 Gold Glimmer paper; using the same framelit used in Step 1, cut out a centered square from this. Adhere Tear & Tape to the underside.

3. Cut a 3 X  3 from the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum (see pic for design); color top side with the following Stampin'Blends: Poppy Parage, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Bronze, Old Olive.

4. Remove the backing from the Tear & Tape and center over the Vellum square (recommend laying the vellum on a plastic surface to prevent the Tear & Tape from sticking to an unwanted surface).

5. There will be "unstuck" tape which we will use to stick this square unit over the square hole cut in the 12 X 12 base piece. (Again, lay on nonsticking surface) Fold the 12 X 12 piece into a triangle with the vellum on the outside.

6. Using the lattice from the Petals & More thinlets, cut lattice from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere to the inner base with liquid glue--see pic for placement. With your finger lift the inner edge of the lattice piece to act as a stop for the triangle front.

7. Cut a 3 3/4 X 3 3/4 square from gold foil--adhere to inner middle square of the triangle with glue dots; Cut 3 3/4 X 3 gold foil and adhere to inside bottom of the triagle (these will help reflect the tea light.)

Insert the lighted tea light inside the triangle.

Your lighted card is ready to enjoy!

Here is the supply list...click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you will be in my store!


New Storage for Stampin'Up! Stampin'Write Markers

Today I'll share with you a New Storage for Stampin'Up! Stampin' Write Markers.  If you are like me you have the big Stampin'Write Marker Case and you have filled it up--because who wants to toss the old markers that have retired but are still filled with ink! Right?

But we also want to have all those great new colors too, Right?

Well, so far we're on the same page...so here's a great new solution to your dilemma....use Stampin'Up!'s Standard Stamp Cases--they are perfect for storing 10 markers--when you open the case the markers are laying flat and you can easily see the color you need for your project. Standard case for marker storage

These standard cases come 4 in a pack ($6), so they are a great simple, easy and inexpensive storage solution for those markers who don't have a home yet. 119105G

Remember that you want to leave your markers laying flat and not on their ends so that the ink will flow to both ends.  This means the Standard Cases are perfect because you can label the spine with the family of markers contained....

Standard case - label

And lay them on top of each other in a stack---you can easily see the label, the markers are horizontal, and the case is easily retrievable and easily put back in storage when your project is completed.

One correction to the price listed in the catalog as $7 --should really read $6---so these are always on sale!!!

Remember those $5 coupons you earned in August from Stampin'Up!....you need to spend those coupons in September...be sure to spend them so they do not expire.  After September they will not be usable and Stampin'Up! cannot honor them.

Below are the supply codes for cases and markers for your convenience. You can click on the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Purchase your supplies today and use those $5 coupons you earned from Stampin'Up! in August


Another No Cut Beautiful Card

 Tuesday we created a No Cut card and today we're going to create Another No Cut Beautiful Card. 8-24-18 leaves

(If you missed Tuesdays card check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/08/stunning-no-cut-cards.html)

This one doesn't have any coloring (good for my friend who does not enjoy coloring--although I saw you purchased the Watercolor pencils! LOL) except for the Wink of Stella on the leaves and that's not really coloring, right? Sparkle is always GOOD! Can you see the sparkle  8-24-18 leaves close up

Again we are using the Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes as our base--this means that beautiful watercolor background is already done---everytime it turns out beautiful because it's printed on the notecard for you. So the hard part is completed and all you have to do is stamp.

We're continuing to use the Blended Colors stamp set that is part of the exclusive limited edition bundle that is only availabel in August--or as long as supplies last---and since we are approaching the end of the month--my recommendation is to NOT wait....order now!

In addition to the bundle Stampin'Up! is offering a second set of Water color pencils...these may be available in the future but we are not sure at this point.

I"ll give you the directions for creating this stunning card followed by the brief list of Supplies. 

Remember
*August is Bonus Days...for every order you place for $50 (excludes shipping & tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5 that you can spend in September
*Blended Seasons stamps and thinlets are ONLY available in August--after August you will not be able to purchase them--in fact they are only available while supplies last.
*Holiday Mini Catalogs are in the mailboxes...if you don't have a demonstrator and would like one, please contact me--410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I'd love to get one in your hands.

*Please sign up for my Email List and you'll be kept up to date on new products, sales, new catalogs, scheduled, and more---just click on the Sign up button and you'll be all set.

Card Instructions:

1. Stamp the leaf design (Blended Seasons stamp set) in the left side of the Blackberry Bliss colored notecard; color the leaves with Wink of  Stella.

2. Stamp Thank you in Stazon Jet Black (Blended Seasons stamp set) on the right side.

3. Tie a 10" piece of white/silver twine around the card front in a bow.

Here is the supply list--click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store--place your order now!


Stunning No Cut Cards

 We all love beautiful with minimal work so today we're creating Stunning No Cut Cards! Yes, you heard me correctly....we won't be doing any cutting of cardstock today because we're using the Delightfully Detailed Notecards and Envelopes. So all the cutting is completed for us AND, wait for it.....the background detailing is also completed! It just doesn't get any better than that---so what's left to do?  The best part of card-making--the stamping!!! Here you go.... 8-24-18 flowers

Can you see the Wink of Stella on the petals: 8-21-18 flowers close up

See the fading Pool Party coloring in the background--that's already on the notecard...you're ready to stamp! We're using the flowers and verse from Stampin'Up!'s Blended Seasons stamp set...this gorgeous set is only available to purchase in August...after August you won't be able to purchase it.

I"ll give you the directions for creating this stunning card followed by the brief list of Supplies. 


Remember
*August is Bonus Days...for every order you place for $50 (excludes shipping & tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5 that you can spend in September
*Blended Seasons stamps and thinlets are ONLY available in August--after August you will not be able to purchase them--in fact they are only available while supplies last.
*Holiday Mini Catalogs
are in the mailboxes...if you don't have a demonstrator and would like one, please contact me--410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I'd love to get one in your hands.

*Please sign up for my Email list and you'll be kept up to day on sales, new products, new catalogs, class schedules and tons more--just click on the button and fill in the info--you're all set!

Card Instructions:

1.Stamp the flower image (Blended Seasons) in Stazon Jet Black ink in the lower corner of the notecard with the fading Pool Part coloring (Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes)

2. Color the flowers, leaves, and flower centers with Stampin'Write markers: Pool Party, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron, respectively. Color flowers with Wink of Stella

3. Stamp "Wishing You all the best" in Stazon Jet Black ink.

Your card is ready for sending....it just doesn't get easier or more fun that that!

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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.

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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!

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