New Stampin' Up! Product

Silhouettes Require No Coloring!

You know you can have color without coloring...Silhouettes Require No Coloring but can be used with a beautifully colorful background! Take a look at this little beauty... Flirty flowers

Look at this delicately colorful background with a sharply contrasted silhouette stamped in stark black! So you have color again without coloring (if you missed Tuesday's Colorful without Coloring...check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/simply-colorful-without-coloring.html

Again, with this card I used a piece from the Petal Gardens Designer Series Papers...there are several papers in this stack that lend themselves well to silhouette stamping...I usually look for a pattern that is relatively subtle but still has a spark of interest.

I'll give you the brief directions for this card and you can order your supplies from my store by hitting the Shop Now button at the side of this blog. Remember you can cash in this month on freebies...

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August.

Second, for each $5 in product that you purchase and use this month's Hostess Code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the simple directions;

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

2.Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Bermuda Bay cardstock; adhere to front of cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 from the Pool Party with leaves sheet from the Petal Gardens DSP pack. Stamp the Flirty Flower silhouette in Archival Basic Black ink in the left side of the card front; stamp the verse (same stamp set) in black. Tie a 15" piece of Bermuda Bay satin ribbon around this layer; adhere this layer to the cardfront using liquid glue.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to place your order through my store and collect your freebies!


Simply Colorful without Coloring

Love color but not coloring....then you'll love this card with Simply Colorful without Coloring! It's this a beauty? Check out the layers of color and that awesome background..... Roses

OK, now I have to admit...this may be the simplest card I've shown you in a long time! Do you recognize this beautiful paper from Petal Gardens Designer Series Paper? Yep, that's right...it's designer paper and the only stamping I did was "It's a Good  Day" from Best Birds stamp set.

Well, of course, I did add a bit of sparkle with the Wink of Stella--any stamper worth her weight in ink will have a Wink of Stella in her hip pocket at all times, right. Here's a close up of the Wink--you can see a bit better than the bigger picture of the whole card. Wink of stella

I will give you the brief instructions for creating this card followed by the list of supplies. You can order your supplies by using the Shop Now button at the side of this page. Remember there are 2 ways to earn freebies in July

First, for each $50 in product (excludes shipping/tax) you purchase, Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can use in August.

Second, for each $50 in product that you order online and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut Powder Pink 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to front of cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut the rose patter sheet (Petal Garden DSP) at 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 (note: you will want to cut a bit from the top and bottom to center your flower in this layers.) Adhere this to the Powder Pink layer with liquid glue.

4. Stamp "It's a Good Day" (Best Birds stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink.

5. Now add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella on the Fresh Fig portion of the rose.

You card is complete! Now mail it to someone who can use an uplift to their day.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.


Washi Tape Take II

Today we're going to expand using a fun product...Washi Tape Take II. Last week we used Washi Tape in a really fun card--if  you missed it..check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html  .

Today we're creating a fast cute card just by crisscrossing the Washi Tape and adding a flower! Pick a Pattern card

Now, isn't that cute and really quick using the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape...this Washi Tape is so easy to use, you can tear it off (or if you're really a neat nick you can cut it with scissors) and it sticks without any extra adhesive! Now that is FAST and not messy--not to mention it only takes a minute to do!

I'm going to give you the directions and then the supply list--you can purchase your supplies in my store using the Shop Now button at the side of the page.  Remember, this month there are 2 ways to earn extra bonuses:

First, for each $50 in product that you purchase through my store (just hit the Shop Now button and you are there), Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (be sure Stampin'Up! has your current email address)

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online using this month's Host code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 Stampin' Up! product from me!

 Here are the card directions:

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

2, Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4, adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue; cut Whisper White cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to black layer using liquid glue.

3. Working with the widest Washi Tape, tear off and layer a strip on the long side of the top layer; then working with the next widest, layer a strip on the short side (crossing the layers at the bottom left of the cardbase.

4. Repeat #3 using the next 2 Washi Tape designs; end with the narrowest on the short side (check out the picture for help in layering.)

5. Punch 2 daisies using the Daisy punch from Melan Mambo cardstock. Layer these using dimensionals and attach to card front where the tape crosses (lower left corner) with another dimensional. Punch a 1/2" circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and attach to daisy center with liquid glue.

6.  Stamp Happy Birthday (Special Celebrations stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink; attach 3 metallic enamel dots.

Your card is ready for giving...don't forget to do this--that is the last step in card-making--actually  sending the card to someone! (Note: if you are not part of Sandi's Birthday Club, email me to join (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com). I received over 50 birthday cards last month! It's truly an experience you don't want to miss!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button at the side of this page to order your supplies.


Hey, That's Not Washi Tape!

Here's another great butterfly but, Hey That's Not Washi Tape!  2 ribbon card frontYou're right, it's not! It's ribbon. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has an array of beautiful new ribbon...I used 3 of these for this card.

(If you missed the Washi Tape butterfly on Tuesday check it out  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/quick-awesome-butterfly.html )

I'll give you the step by step to create this card & then the supply list so you can use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.

Remember, there are two ways to earn freebies in July:
First, when you place an order (online or with me directly) you will receive an email from Stampin'Up! with a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (make sure SU has your current email address---they cannot re-issue these coupons)
Second, when you place an online order through my store --use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog) I will give you $5 worth of Stampin'Up! product for every $50 you purchase in product (excludes shipping/tax IF YOU USE THE CURRENT month HOST CODE XSAN44DC .  Note: if you purchase $150 or more, don't use this host code---you will receive the SU Host Rewards instead.

Directions:

 1. Cut Daffodill Delight cardsdtock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Layered Leaves embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of ribbon* cover the front of this piece. Attach the ribbon using Snail adhesive....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere ribbon within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the black) *I used Double stitched Daffodil, Mini chevron Curry, and Stitched Satin Curry.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut butterfly outline (Move Me thinlets) from center of this piece (sandwich: Magnetic base, Precision base, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); then run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Note: keep the butterfly for later.

4. Adhere the white cardstock to the black cardstock using dimensionals.  Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Archival Basic Black classic ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to cardfront using mini-dimensionals.

6. Cut inner butterfly thinlets from White butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 2 inner butterfly Daffodil inside card

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


Quick Awesome Butterfly

Want to see how to create a Quick Awesome Butterfly? Check out this little cutie... 1 cardfront

Know how to create that layered design effect...yep, it's the Basic Pack 2 Washi Tape...so easy to use--you  don't need to scissors-- just tear it off & it looks great. The new Stampin'Up! annual catalog has 4 great new Washi Tape collections---each one has an array of colors that coordinate with our most popular color schemes...select any of the combos to match your project.

I'll give you the step by step to create this card & then the supply list so you can use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog to order your supplies.

Remember, there are two ways to earn freebies in July:
First, when you place an order (online or with me directly) you will receive an email from Stampin'Up! with a $5 coupon that you can spend in August (make sure SU has your current email address---they cannot re-issue these coupons)
Second, when you place an online order through my store --use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog) I will give you $5 worth of Stampin'Up! product for every $50 you purchase in product (excludes shipping/tax IF YOU USE THE CURRENT month HOST CODE XSAN44DC .  Note: if you purchase $150 or more, don't use this host code---you will receive the SU Host Rewards instead.

Directions:

 1. Cut Lemon Lime Twist 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (cardbase); use Garden Trellis embossing folder on the front of cardbase.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; using strips of washi tape cover the front of this piece....layer the colors and designs in any way that is pleasing to you.(Note: do not adhere washi tape within 1/2" of the edge--we don't want the tape to show on the outer edge of the white)

3. Cut Daffodil Delight cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; cut butterfly outline (Move Me thinlets) from center of this piece (sandwich: Magnetic base, Precision base, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); then run through the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Note: keep the butterfly for later.

4. Adhere the Daffodil cardstock to the white cardstock using dimensionals; tie an 18" piece of 1/8" sheer Old Olive ribbon around the middle of this unit. Adhere unit to the cardfront using multipurpose liquid glue (item: #110755)

5. Stamp "thinking of you"  in Tranquil Tide classic ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch. Adhere to cardfront using mini-dimensionals.

6. Cut inner butterfly thinlets from Daffodil butterfly (from above); adhere inside card with liquid glue. 1 inner butterfly

1 inside
Your card is complete.

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


Super Easy Gift Bag

I had a gift card for a friend but wanted a Super Easy Gift Bag to really make a spectacular presentation. I also know this friend loves a bit of chocolate---so I needed something a bit larger than a gift card holder. Then I though about the new Stampin'Up! Striped Treat bags and wow--what a great fit! Here's the gift bag  144255_striped_treat_bag

Now I thought, it would be lots of fun to spiff up this cute little bag and make it spectacular (instead of just gorgeous). S0, here's what happened...

  1. I stamped "Enjoy your special day!" (from Dragonfly Dreams #142924) in Archival Basic Black ink in the white spaces of the bag. Wow, what a difference that made!
  2. I  punched out 2 Daisies with the Stampin' Up! new Daisy punch (back in stock) from gold foil paper, I adhered one daisy to a 1 1/4" white cardstock circle; layered on the 2nd daisy with a dimensional. Punched out a 1/2" circle from gold glimmer paper and used a glue dot to place it in the daisy center.
  3. Clipped it onto the bag top with a gold Library Clip.

Now here's what that looks like! Spectacular, right? Striped treat bag
See what you can do with these cuties and send me  a picture I can share with our other stampers!

Here's the supply list--remember use the Shop now button to place your order and use  this month's Host code (VAWE76SW) when you check out and for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax) you will receive $5 Stampin'Up! product from me as a thank you!

 


Another 5 Minute Card

I had so much fun creating the Fastest Card on Tuesday (see here if you missed it http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/06/fastest-card-youve-ever-created.html ) that I created Another 5 Minute Card using the Memories and More cards:  Butterfly

They are so easy to use and you can substitute the greetings and the thinlets that I used to create your own version. Almost all the cards can be used for creating a greeting card. There are even some overlays in the pack that will make a stunning addition to a stamped image.

We are all short on time it seems so I'm always looking for ways to make a quick card. I haven't purchased a card for 15 years and I'm not about to do it now with all the quick fixes I have at my fingertips!

I'm going to give you the directions and following that I'll give you the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to make your purchases. When you place an online order ($50 in product or greater--exclude shipping and tax) you will receive $5 in StampinUp! products from me when you use the current month Host code (VAWE76SW)

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Crushed Curry cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4"(cardbase).

2. Cut 4 X 3  from Basic Black cardstock; adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue; adhere Memories card using liquid glue.

3. Stamp "thinking of you" in Archival Basic Black ink in the lower right corner of the Memories card.

4. Cut butterfly (Butterflies framelit) from Basic Black cardstock, adhere to card with mini Stampin' dimensionals. (sandwich: Magnetic plate, Precision base plate, cardstock, thinket, standard cutting pad). Adhere 3 Metallic enamel dots as shown on card.

Your card is completed! Wasn't that easy?

 

Here is the supply list--use the Shop Now button to order yours:

 


Fastest Card You've Ever Created

I needed a cute card but am really busy preparing for my annual sale, so I made the Fastest Card You've Ever Created! What do you think?  Bee

I used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack to create this little cutie in just a few minutes.  The cards in the Memories & More packs are versatile because they can be used for your Memory keeping or in creating really fun and cute cards like this one in just minutes.

I also use the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals under the bee to pop him/her up! These dimensionals are the same wonderful "stickiness" as the regular dimensionals, but are much smaller (1/4" diameter)...so no more cutting those regular sized dimensionals in half so they won't show underneath a small piece of cardstock.

I'll give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order what you need.  Remember, when you place an online order this month, use the current Host code (VAWE76SW) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me when your product total reached $50 (excludes shipping/tax)! (hint: this month you will receive a sample of one of the products we're using today!)

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut Basic Black Cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut the Memories & More card to 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black cardstock using liquid glue.

4. Using the bee thinlet (Detailed Dragonflies thinlets) & the Precision base plate on the Big Shot (sandwich: Magnetic Platform Precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting pad); adhere bee to the card front with mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Stamp "Enjoy the Little Things" in Archival Basic Black ink on the card front. Now if you enjoy a deeper shiny black, quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat with a Heat Tool until shiny.

Your card is finished! You can substitute any verse or small image and have a card to meet any occasion!

 

Here are the supplies. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies right now:

 

Father's Day Card

It's this weekend...you'll most likely need a Father's Day Card. I wanted to make one that was not specifically for "my" father. Many of us like to commemorate the day for someone that is not our father. For instance, I like to give my son a Father's Day card--he has 4 daughters--if anyone needs to have a honoring day it's a man who lives in a house filled with females (even the dog is female; not sure about the fish). 

With that in mind I created this card which is great for Father's Day but isn't specifically for "my" dad. I used the new Coffee Cafe Bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.

  6-16-17 Father's Day card - Coffee Cafe

Inside I'm going to write a message, but again, it's not to my Father. However, if you need one for your own father, then you can use an appropriate verse inside!

Now if you don't need a Father's Day card at all---this is still a great birthday card that can be used for guys or ladies!

I'll give you the directions followed by the supply list. You can use the Shop Now button and order through my store to get your supplies. If you place an online order in June and use the current Host code (VAWE76SW) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).

Here's how to make the card:

 1. Cut Pear Pizzazz cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score the long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase). Cut the polkadot design DSP 4 X 5 1/4; adhere the DSP to the front of the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Using Layering oval framelits, 3 5/8 plain oval from Garden Green cardstock; cut the 3 1/4 scalloped oval from Pool Party cardstock; cut 1 3/4 plain oval from Soft Sky cardstock.

3. Adhere Pool Party oval to Garden Green oval with liquid glue; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Stamp tall coffee cup (Coffee Cafe stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock; cut out with corresponding framelit.

5. Stamp cup lid in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock; cut out with corresponding framelit.

6. Cut out cup holder from Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to cup with liquid glue.

7. Adhere cup and lid to cardfront using dimensionals.

8. Stamp "Let's Celebrate your day" in Archival Basic Black ink on the small Soft Sky oval and adhere to cup holder with dimensionals. Add a silver heart (Metallic Enamel Shapes).

Your card is completed!

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


New Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper Club

By now you must be drooling over all 11 new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP)...so join the club...the New Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Club. That's right, there is a droolers' club...and the best part is that you can HAVE all that DSP--you can touch it, linger over it, and own it!

For example, look at one of the Daisy Delight papers....hard to see all that beauty in the snipet of a picture in the catalog, right? One sheet

Now this club is a bit different that some DSP clubs...in this club we focus on getting you 12 X 12 sheets (except for some of the specialty designs--then it's 6 X 12 sheets) because we want you to have the full effect and be able to use it for all your creative ventures without being limited to a 6 X 6 sample.

Below you will be able to see the samples of all 11 new DSP's---I have to tell you that these pictures do not do justice to these gorgeous designs...you really need to see it "live"  to appreciate in full the wonderful designs and colors of these beautiful papers.

The club will provide you with a half pack of the DSP--this means you'll be able to own all the papers without having to purchase a full pack of each paper (this would be about $150 including shipping and tax).  Now as fun as that would be, if you are like me, you have other new products that you also want to try. So by joining the club you can sample all the papers and see which ones you'll want to order full packs of and still be able to order some of the other new items (e.g. stamps, framelits, punches).

You can download the brochure for the Club---you'll see which packs you'll get 12 X 12 and which  papers will be provided as a 6 X 12 sheet--but you'll always have 1/2 the complete pack. Download the info here  Download 12 X 12 2017 DSP Share

For a grand total of $75.21 (plus shipping to you if you are not local) you can get 12 X 12 samples (in most cases) of all these gorgeous papers.

Join the Club, call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com right away and be the first in your neighborhood to have it all!

Now take a look at the papers below...you'll want to touch and play with every one of them!