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Get the Stampin'Up! New Big Catalog FREE!

Do you want to Get the Stampin'Up! New Big Catalog FREE ?5-17-17 catalog coverThere are gorgeous and funny new stamp sets (Wait till you see "You've Got Style"--reminds me of Maxine). Super coordinating accessories and have you seen the new embossing paste? We're going to have a class where we learn the ins and outs of using that. OK, I can go on and on want to get your copy, right?  Here's how...

You can get your FREE copy by 

  1. Stopping by 313 Esther Drive, Forest Hill, Md 21050 (let me know you are coming first, 410 836 8016)
  2. Call 410 836 8016 and I'll mail a free catalog to you (you only pay $5 shipping but you receive a $5 coupon to use on your first order placed by June 30, 2017)
  3. Email: and I'll mail a free catalog to you (you only pay $5 shipping but you receive a $5 coupon to use on your first order placed by June 30, 2017)

You can have your own copy in a couple of days (or sooner if you stop by)! You can order from the new one June 1st!

P.S. There are still some great deals in the retiring products that you can order right now before the are gone's the list in pdf format  Download Retiring_List_US or Excel format  Download Retiring_List_US.  Use the Shop Now button to shop in my store and get those great retiring stamp sets and accessories before they are gone forever!

P.S. You'll want to stop by my blog next week and see some of the clubs available to you --you can get some of these great new products quickly and maybe get some freebies besides!

Fancier but Still Simple

We are playing some more with the new Eastern Palace Suites and a new card Fancy but Still Simple!

If you missed the debut of the new Eastern Palace Suites that are now available check out the post on Monday

The brochure describing all the products in both suites is here  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

Today I played with the thinlits---the layering & the options are almost endless...I used a set of 3 concentric thinlets that do not cut the outer edge but just the inner pieces...check out the card

Eastern Palace Card - Fresh FigThis one uses the new Fresh Fig cardstock---this is going to be a huge hit! Now notice the awesome (and I mean AWESOME) medallion in the center---is that not to die for....get it "die" for...ok, let's move on. As I mentioned, this was a result of layering 3 dies....but as you may recall, sometimes things jump around on the Big Shot platform so I wanted to make sure that they would stay in place (and that if I wanted to play more, that I wouldn't have to position the dies each time). 

Tape thinlits together

Here's the secret...lay the dies cutting side down and use scotch tape across the back...I used about 3 strips. after the dies go through, use your piercing tool to poke through the tape--the tape actually stays in place for many runs through and I didn't have any trouble getting the cardstock out of the die with the tape on there.

So after I created this one I decided to use the same design and go for super elegant and this is the result

Vanilla card with medallion thinlitI'll give you the directions (same for both cards) and following that are the Supplies needed. Use the Shop Now button to purchase what you need through my store...use this month's Hostess code (7MQNATZF) and get your name in the drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! product!

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

2. Cut Fresh Fig cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; dry emboss with the Sparkle embossing folder; adhere to the card base front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut gold glimmer paper 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/8 X 3/3/8--adhere to gold glimmer with glue dots.

4. Cut Fresh Fig 3 1/4 X 3/1 4, use Medallion set (see above picture) to cut the medallion in the center. (sandwich: Precision base place, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad.)   Adhere to the vanilla layer with liquid glue. Adhere a gold Metallic Enamel dot to center of medallion. Adhere unit to card front using liquid glue.

5. Stamp Happy Anniversary (Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Fresh Fig ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Punch out with Classic Label punch; adhere under medallion with dimensionals.

Your card is completed.

Here is the Supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies through my store.

Fast and Fancy


We've got new toys to play with so I made something Fast and Fancy for you!  The new toys are called Eastern Palace Suite and they are available by Bundle only (there are 2 bundles--one for the beginning crafter and one for the avid crafter). 

They include an awesome stamp set, 3 new In Colors (Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide) Ink Pads, Designer Series Paper, Gold Vinyl stickers, and FREE Very Vanilla Note cards & Envelopes. For the Avid Crafter the bundle includes these extras: cardstock pack (has Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Fresh Fig), Mini Tassels,  and Eastern Medallion Thinlets, plus Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (FREE).  

Eastern Palace Designer Paper

The full description is in the brochure atttached here  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

These bundles are available from May 1st - 31st--after that, the items are available in the new catalog but not at bundle price!

And obviously....the Free Notecards & Envelopes nor the Thick Very Vanilla cardstock will not be FREE!

Here's a Fast and Fancy card I created to get us started (tune back Friday for something fancier)!

Eastern Palace Card with tassels
I'll give you the directions for this cute card which goes together very quickly--but isn't it pretty? I just love tassels. Then I'll give you the Supply List. Use the Shop Now button to order the bundles (remember bundle prices are only valid until 5/31)

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

2. Cut Eastern Palace Designer Paper 4 1/4 X 3 and adhere to card base with multipurpose liquid glue. 

3. Cut Tranquil Tide cardstock 1/2 X 4 1/4 and adhere with liquid glue above the designer paper.

4. Cut 16" Natural Trim Gold, tie around the card front in a knot. Cut about 8" white twine and loop the Tranquil Tide and metallic gold tassels on, then tie around the knot.

5. Stamp "to think of you is to smile" in Tranquil Tide ink. Adhere 3 gold Metallic Enamel shapes in a triangle.

Your card is complete---imagine what you can do with the other designer series paper designs!

Here are the supplies, use the Shop Now button to order your supplies (use this month's Hostess code 7MQNATZF be entered in the $50 Stampin'Up product drawing).

I'll Share a Secret...Wink, Wink!

I've had several stampers ask me a question this past week, so  I'll Share a Secret...Wink, Wink!

The question I've been ask is "how do I get my Wink of Stella to work? I've squeezed and squeezed and I can't get the sparkle to come out."

Well, I can help you with that!  Follow these steps and I bet you won't have any trouble:

  1. Unscrew the top & bottom of the white case.
  2. Remove & throw away the black ring between the top & bottom.
  3. Screw the top & bottom back together; gently squeeze the 2 pressure points on the side of the barrel until you see the sparkle coming into the brush.
    Note: To store,  stand it upright so you can read either Clear or Gold on the end.

But, that's not the secret I want to share with you! Did you know you can have Wink of Stella in all the Stampin'Up! colors? Yep, I just created this cute tag and all the flowers and leaves are "WINKING" in the Stampin'Up! colors... FullSizeRender
now I admit it is difficult to see in my photo because I cannot seem to capture the sparkle....but trust me it is really very lovely when the whole bouquet sparkles like crazy and I can get lighter and darker shade without losing sparkle.

Here's how to get the Winked colors:

  1. Stamp the image that you want to use in Archival Black ink. Let it dry completely.
  2. Squeeze the top & bottom of the Stampin'Up! Classic stamp pad together (while it is closed) so that ink is deposited on the lid of the  container.
  3. Take your Clear Wink brush & touch the ink in the lid and begin brushing your image. Inking Painting
  4. Continue dipping the Wink brush in the color until you complete your image...note, you can lighten & darken the color without affecting the shimmer because each time you dip into the color more Wink flows out as you paint.  
  5. If you want a lighter shade, pull the ink out in to a small stream from the main puddle in the lid. If you want a darker shade, work  with the undiluted ink in the lid or do more layers--remember it will not lessen the shimmer because the Wink is renewed as you paint.    
    To clean between colors, just brush on a scrap of paper until it is clear Wink.

Note: for the tag the wheel barrow image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Archival Black ink (You're Sublime stamp set). Cut this with Stitched Shape framlits and the layers with Layering Circle framelits.  Thread 1/8 Silver ribbon through the hole punched with 1/8" circle punch.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:

Easy Cute Easter Basket

Easter is a bit late this year so we have some extra time to create an Easy Cute Easter Basket that we can fill with chocolate (really, did I have to tell you this) or other small treats (like money---you can always fill mine with money....just sayin').

Look at this sweetie: Basket

The fun part is that you can create it in a multitude of Subtle colors and it's so easy you can whip one up in a matter of minutes!

Sale-a-bration is ending Friday (3/31/17)--so you can still order supplies and earn your Freebie but you need to order quickly.

Remember to use the current month hostess code that will be good until 3/29/17 AWSR23GU when your order reached $50--then your name will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate.

Here are the directions with plenty of pics to help you with the steps and after that is the Supply list so you can order what you need to create these cuties!

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 6 X 6 1/4; score the 6" side t 2 & 4" using the Simply  Scored Scoring Tool & stylus; score the 6 1/4" side every 1 1/4" (1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, 5). The photo shows black lines where the scoring occurs. Scoring pattern

2. With your Paper Snips, cut the score lines on the 6 1/4"side up to the horizontal score line; repeat this on the opposite side: Cutting pattern

3. Holding the middle flap upright, fold the flap to the left over the center flap about halfway

Fold 1

4. Next fold the flap on the right of the middle flap over those 2 flaps.

Fold 2

5. Take the last right flap and fold it so that it is straight horizontal forming the basket rim; then take the last left flap and fold it so that is is straight horizontal forming the rest of the basket rim. Staple through all layers.

Fold 3

Fold 4

6. Cut a Lace Doily in half and glue to the center of the basket base with multipurpose liquid glue on both sides of the basket.

7. Punch a small flower from Flirty Flamingo (Petite Flower Punch).  Lay the flower on your Piercing mat and use the stylus from your Scoring Tool to press gently down in the center of the flower to "dent" it--this gives you a cute 3D effect. Add a large rhinestone to the center. Adhere this to the top middle of the doily with a Glue Dot (Item #103683).

8. Repeat this on the opposite side. Your basket base is now complete.

9. cut a Flirty Flamingo cardstock 7 X 1"; stamp the small flower from Window Shopping stamp set in Flirty Flamingo  classic ink. Using your bone folder gently curl this piece to form the basket handle.

10. Staple this handle in place inside the basket base and you are finished!

Fill basket with shred and goodies!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button and the Host Code (until 3/29):


Teeny Tiny Butterflies...a second look!

Tuesday we created that beautiful little butterfly tag and as usual, we can't just stop there--so we're taking that tag of Teeny Tiny Butterflies...a second look!  When we create something that's really awesome, we want to maximize it's we're going to take that same tag and create a card with it. If you are giving a gift--you can create the 2 tags--use one for the gift bag and use the second one for the card--and you have a matched set. Won't that look professional and awesome!

Here's the card...what do you think?

Butterflies card
Teeny Tiny Butterflies card

Look how well the Blushing Bride tag complements the Flirty Flamingo card base--that's just a yummy combination!

If you missed the tag post on Tuesday 3/21, you can check it out here

I'll give you the step by step directions and then the supply list.


Sale-a-bration (purchase $50 and select a freebie from one of these minis  Download SAB_2017_US  ooor  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US) ends March 31st! Card tin and Glimmer paper are out of stock. All other items are only available as long as supplies last.''

Also, when you place your online order use the current month Hostess Code (AWSR23GU) and your name will be entered for each $50 in product that you purchase. The prize is a $50 certificate for Stampin'Up! product.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 8 1/2 X 11, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; use the Confetti embossing folder--run through the Big Shot (sandwich: Big Shot standard platform, standard cutting pad, cardstock in folder--[hinged edge through BS first] standard cutting pad)

3. Adhere the embossed cardstock to the card base front using mutipurpose liquid glue.

4. Take the tag we created Tuesday and adhere in the center of the oval created by the folder using dimensionals.

5. Cut a 9" piece of Blushing Bride satin ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to the tag top with a glue dot.

Your card is completed.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies.


Teeny Tiny Butterflies

Spring is here---they tell me--and with it will come butterflies, so today I created a really beautiful tag with Teeny Tiny Butterflies!  Do you recognize the butterflies die?

Butterflies tag
Butterflies tag

If you tuned in last week you may remember the Timeless Tags thinlits dies--well, look at this set again and you'll see the border thinlet of teeny tiny butterflies.  It's great for today's tag but as I was working with it I'm thinking--wouldn't these little butterflies look great in a shaker card? Can't you just see them fluttering around in one of those?

Ok, back to the thinlets--I think between last week and this week's samples, you can already see the great versatility and usefulness of this set of dies.

I'll give you the step by step directions following by the supply list. Remember

*Sale-a-bration (free item from one of these minis  Download SAB_2017_US or  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US) for each $50 in product that you purchase. This super bennie ends March 31st! (note: Card tin and Glimmer paper are no longer available--the remainder of the items area only available as long as supplies last)

*When you place an online order, be sure to use the current month Hostess Code (this month until 3/29 the code is AWSR23GU) and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 in Stampin'Up! product. 

Here are the directions for the tag:

1. From a piece of Basic Black cardstock use the plain oval die and the Precision Base plate to cut the base tag with the Big Shot. (sandwich = Magnetic Platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad)

2. Repeat step #1 and substitute Blushing Bride cardstock.

3. Use the butterfly border thinlet and cut the butterfly arch from the righthand side of the blush tag.

4. Adhere the blush tag to the black base tag using multipurpose liquid glue (note: be sure to avoid applying glue too close to the butterflies--so it does not ooze though.

5. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the tag front. Stamp "thinking of you"(That's the Tag stamp set) in Versamark, sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and heat with heat tool until bright and shiny.

6. Using the butterfly arch die, cut butterflies from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. Adhere butterflies individually to the tag front with glue dots. (Adhere them when they fit well on your tag.

7. Cut an 18" piece of 1/8" silver ribbon and loop through the tag hole.

Your tag is completed!

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

Easy Stained Glass Look

I love the stained glass look...and today I'm going to show you a way to get that Easy Stained Glass Look!  Stampin'Up! has a new stamp and framelit bundle called That's the Tag Bundle. It's designed for great looking tags in just minutes. That's what I used for this tag:

Stained glass timeless tag
Stained Glass Timeless Tag

It's really easy with the 2 layers of tag framelits and adding a dash of Clear Wink of Stella (which is hard to see in the picture---check this close up and you can sort of see the shimmer! Stained glass timeless tag - close up
And, of course, you can change the colors to fit whatever scheme you need just by changing the marker colors of the flower and leaves....the combinations are endless.

And...tune back in Friday, I want to show something else with the bundle that is terrific!

Directions and supply list are below. Remember, Sale-a-bration is only with us for 15 more days! Purchase $50 in product and select a freebie from the SAB mini Download SAB_2017_US or the additional three new items Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US. Note: the Card tin is no longer available. All items are only as long as supplies last--so hurry and place that order to get the one you really want!

Also, if you order online and use this month's hostess code (AWSR23GU) your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate!

Here we go:

1. Use the plain oval die (Timeless Tags Thinlets) and cut the base oval from Whisper White cardstock.

2. Use the flower die and cut the oval from Basic Black cardstock; adhere this to the white cardstock using the Finetip Glue Pen.

3. Using Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Wild Wasabi Stampin'Write markers, color the areas between the black outlines on the White cardstock. (it looks awesome, doesn't it?)

4. Using the Clear Wink of Stella, add some shimmer to the flower and flower center.

5. Cut an 18" piece of 1/8"gold ribbon and loop it through the tag hole formed by the die.

Your tag is easy was that!

Here's the supply list, use the Shop Now button, place your order and get one of those Sale-a-bration Freedies!



Snappy Stampin'Up! St. Patrick's Day Hat

Do you want to spread some cheer with a Snappy Stampin'Up! St. Patrick's Day Hat? Here's a little cutie that is quick, simple and, is stuffed with chocolate--what else, right? I did say  "spread some cheer."

Shamrock hat
Shamrock hat

Notice the little shamrock is made of Mint Macaron glimmer paper (#143831)-- one of the three new Sale-a-bration Freebies! Just place a order for $50 and you can select it as your freebie through the end of March (or as long as supplies last)!  (The other 2 colors in the pack are Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay---they are totally totally awesome!)

I used 2 of the layering sets of framelits (circles & squares) for this hat. These layering sets are wonderful tools to have in you hip pocket when you need to have just the right size of shape to create your crafty item.  Stampin'Up! also has the ovals and hearts (called Sweet and Sassy).  If you don't have these yet, they are really terrific to have ready for your next projects.

I'm going to give you the step by step directions for this cutie and then the supply list. Don't forget to use this month's online Hostess code (AWSR23GU) when you place your order--for each $50 you purchase in product your name will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month (March 30th) for a $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate.

Here are the directions:

 1. Cut Garden Green cardstock 6 1/2 X 2 5/8; score long side at 2 1/4, cut V wedges from the scored area to help curl it into the hat body. Using your bone folder, curl the piece into a circle by "scraping" it  gently lengthwise. Using multipurpose liquid glue along one short side, curl the cardstock to approximately 1 1/2"diameter---hold while glue sets. Template

2. Bend the body at the score mark with the V's to the inside of the circle.

3. Use the 2 7/8" Layering Circles framelit, cut a circle from Garden Green cardstock. Add liquid glue to underside of the V's in the body and adhere to the center of this circle.

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1 X 6 1/2"; curl with bone folder in a circle. Glue around body base with the liquid glue.

5. Using the Layering Squares with inner diameter of 3/4" and 1 1/4'' ---cut a buckle from the gold foil paper & glue dot to hat band base.

6. Punch a 1/2" circle from black  cardstock with 1/2" circle punch. Using small heart in the Baker's Box thinlets to cut 3 hearts from Gold Glimmer paper (use Mint Macaron glimmer paper if you have it). Using glue dots, adhere the hearts to the black circle to  represent the shamrock. Cut out the black circle still showing with your paper snips. Buckle and shamrock

7. Hand cut a stem from the  glimmer paper and glue dot this to the back of the shamrock. Slip behind buckle and glue dot in place.

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

Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Set called Make a Medallion

Wow--one more Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Set called Make a Medallion!  This new set has some interchangeable stamps so you can get really creative! It's a 2-step stamp set which means you can stamp one part and then stamp another stamp over/in that stamp to finish your creation.

Here's the card I created for this set:

Make a Medallion
Make a Medallion stamp set

Again, very simple design but by adding in the Designer Foil Acetate strip--really ratchets the design value up a notch!  I'm always amazed at what a simple addition can do to the overall awesomeness scale (You're aware of the "awesomeness scale" ---that's a Sandyism for "Quick & Simple without much effort" scale! LOL)

If you haven't seen all 3 of the new Sale-a-bration Freebies, you can download them here  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

Get this new stamp free! Use the Shop-Now button, place your order for $50 & select  Glimmer Paper Assortment as your Free item!

Don't forget to use this month's Hostess code (763F3N3M) & be in the drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate!

Also, did I mention that for each 4 SAB freebies you get from Stampin'Up!, you will receive a Sandi's SAB reward (Window Box filled with Ghirardelli chocolate + a $5 Stampin'Up! gift certificate)! Does it get any better?

Here are the directions for this card:

1. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase). Dry emboss the card base front using the Delicate Lace embossing folder.

2. Cut a piece of Foil Designer Acetate 2 1/2 X 5 1/5; adhere to center of card front using a glue dot in each corder.

3. Cut a piece of Gold Glimmer paper using the Layering Circles (scallop circle approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

4. Stamp the medallion in Versamark on Very Vanilla cardstock, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder, heat with Heat Tool until bright shiny gold.

5. Stamp "thanks" in the center using the same ink and embossing powder. Use the next smaller plain circle framelit (Layering Circles) to cut out the stamped image. Adhere this to the gold glimmer circle with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the card front using dimensionals.

Your card is complete!