New Stampin' Up! Product

Easy Peasy Pizza Winter Surprise Gift Box

Today we're going to use this same boxes as Tuesday but today we're creating an Easy Peasy Pizza Winter Surprise Gift Box....and here it is... Top

and here's the surprise! Surprise

If you missed last Tuesday Pizza Surprise Box check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/quick-easy-halloween-surprise-pizza-box.html

 Today's box is great for small gifts, chocolates, set of note cards....it's a wonderful way to package an already wonderful gift. The best part is how easy and quick it is to make this package---who have a ton of time to make great packaging, right?

You can use the Shop Now button at the right side to enter my store and purchase your supplies. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (4QHU9AGE) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the new Holiday mini catalog from me for each $50 you purchase in product!

OK, here we go

1. Cut off 1/4" from the box flap. Fold on all the score lines and fold box together.

2. Cut a 1 X 2" piece of Window Sheet (Item # 142314) and glue dot one 1" end to the Inside bottom of the box front.

3. Use the embossing buddy on a 1/2 X 2 3/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Stamp "HoHoHo" (Oh What Fun stamp set) in Versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold. Adhere to top 1" of the window sheet with glue dots.

4. Fill box with shred and gift. Hold verse on window sheet back inside box and close the box. Closing

5. Cut a 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 piece of gold/white plaid Year to Cheer designer paper; cut a 3 3/8 X 3 3/8 piece of gold foil cardstock. Adhere these together with glue dots (Item #103683); adhere this  unit to box top with glue dots.

6. Adhere a small gold foil doily to center of box top with glue dots.

7. Use embossing buddy on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, stamp small snowflake in Versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with Heat tool until shiny gold. Punch out with 1" circle punch; adhere to center  of doily with glue dot. Adhere star to middle of snowflake (Metallic Enamel shape Item #141678). Medallion

Your gift is ready for giving!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies today using the Shop Now button at the right side.


Quick & Easy Halloween Surprise Pizza Box

Here's a really cutie...a Quick & Easy Halloween Surprise Pizza Box! Comoplete

Isn't this super? And, it's super EASY because we're using Designer Series Paper instead of stamping for this great box top! The Spooky Night has tons of great designs and we're using two of these in this treat box. 

Now for the surprise... Open

So fun when the box is opened, the cute tag flips up for an added "treat."

And, the box itself (Mini Pizza Box) comes in white--so we can quickly make it any color we want by using our sponges and ink (or we could spritz it with the spritzer and alcohol + reinker of choice). That makes these cute boxes a wonderful staple to have on hand--we can easily decorate them for any occasion.

I'm going to give you the step by step to create this one. You can order your supplies by clicking on Shop Now at the right of this page and you'll be in my store. Use this month's Host code (4QHU9AGE) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 you purchase in SU product. (Hint: this month the free product will be from the Holiday mini catalog).

Here are the directions.

1. Leave the mini Pizza Box flat and sponge with Pumpkin Pie classic ink  (Item #26945).  Trim off 1/4 from the box flap. Fold the box together on the score lines--no adhesive is required. Dsp hat

2. Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2 X 1"; using glue dots, adhere 1" side to the inside very bottom of box front center. Stamp Happy Halloween (Spooky Cat stamp set) in Archival Black ink on a 1/2 X 2 3/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Adhere the tag to the top front of the window sheet with glue dots. (fill box with shred and candy treats).

3. Cut one of the tags from the tag sheet of the Spooky Night DSP--this sheet has been designed to cut exactly 12 tags by cutting at the 3" mark in both directions. Adhere one tag to a 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 piece of Basic Black cardstock. Adhere this unit to a piece of 3 3/8 X 3 3/8 Crushed Curry cardstock. Glue this unit to the pizza box top with multipurpose liquid glue. Tag sheet

4. Cut one of the witch's hats with your paper snips from the designer paper and liquid glue to the tree branch. Adhere a couple of stars (metallic enamel shapes) to the sky and one small round shape to the hat band.

Hat

5. Now, holding the tag back inside the box, close the lid!

Closing

The surprise is now loaded and ready for giving!

 

Here's the supply list. Remember to hit the Shop Now button and order your supplies today!


Altered Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper - Take Two

Today we're going to do another project with Altered Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper --Take Two. If you missed the first Altered DSP project you can check it out here.. http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/altering-designer-series-paper.html

Here's today's project: Mini treat bag

Check out the red striped paper from Be Merry pack...notice the white stripes have been altered by stamping A Christmas Wish for You (Best Gifts stamp set) in Garden Green Classic ink which coordinates really well with the Cherry Cobbler stripe in the paper.

It was a cute little bag but when we add the stamping it really takes the packaging up another notch to awesome!

I use some of the new tinsel trim and mini ornaments--that adds 2 wow factors. Then I added that cute tag using the new stamp set (Merry Little Labels) and the matching punch (Everyday Label punch). Note: these two items are a bundle so you can get 10% off by ordering the bundle!

Now I know some of you are thinking...."it's too early to think about Christmas packaging"....ok, for you---just jot a note somewhere and you can come back to this blog post when you are ready. For the rest of you...let's get going so we can enjoy the holidays instead of trying to get it all done at the last minute!

You can place your order for the supplies by hitting the Shop Now button a the right side of the page and you'll be in my store. Be sure to add this month's Hostess code (4QHU9AGE) and for each $50 in product that you purchase I'll give you $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the new Holiday Mini catalog.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut the 2 Mini Treat Bag pieces using the Mini Treat Bag thinlet (Big Shot sandwich: Magnetic platform, standard cutting pad, designer series paper, bag die, standard cutting pad). 

2. Lay pieces flat and stamp "A Christmas Wish for You" in Garden Green on the white stripes.

3. Adhere the sides and bottom of bag with Tear and Tape

4. Tie a bow in approximately 9" red tinsel trim; tie a mini ornament around the bow with white baker's twine.

5. Stamp "Just For You" in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch out with Everyday Label punch. Punch a 1/8" hole in top of tag (Item #134365) and tie to bow with white baker's twine.

6. Adhere the bow to the top of the bag with glue dots; secure the tag to the bag using dimensionals. Adhere a silver metallic enamel dot to the bottom of the tag.

Your packaging is ready for adding the treat! While you have all your supplies out--why not make 4 of them and your  stash will be ready when the treats are purchased.

Here's the supply list--remember to use the Hostess code to receive your free Stampin'UP! product from the Holiday Mini Catalog.


Altering Designer Series Paper

Today I'm going to show you how to coordinate your card design by Altering Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper. Do you ever get stuck on a card design and want to really jazz up the background without over powering the focal point---only to find you don't have anything that really goes with your design---either the color is off or the design doesn't blend well?

Here's a great tool to keep in your design belt! I wanted to use this super new stamp that has a matching punch as my focal point...it's a relative small design so I wanted my background to really add some pizzazz but also to coordinate with the stamp design...so here's the card... 9-12-17 Altered DSP

Do you see what I did with the Designer Series Paper? Yep,  used the sponge brayer and the ink matching the cardstock card base. The nice thing with the sponge brayer is that you can lighten or darken the background to your taste. In this case I use Marina Mist as the card base and then colored the Designer Paper withe the Marina Mist ink--it looks fantastic--plus with the sponge brayer your background can exhibit lighter and darker areas that really make it awesome!

I'm going to give you the directions and then the supply list. You can shop in my store (Shop Now button at the right) and if you use the current month Hostess code (4QU9AGE) you can earn $5 of Stampin'Up! product for each $50 you purchase in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut 3 3/4 X 5" Night of Navy cardstock.

3. Cut 3 5/8 X 4 7/8 snowflake designer paper (Merry Little Christmas DSP); sponge brayer lightly with Marina Mist Classic ink. Note: you will get lighter and darker areas depending on the amount of ink you absorb onto the sponge. Adhere to the Navy cardstock with multipurpose liquid glue.

4. Cut 5" piece of Navy gingham ribbon, adhere both ends to the back of the navy/designer paper unit using liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Stamp tree/deer image (Merry Little Labels stamp set) in Night of Navy Classic Ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch out with Everyday Label punch. Adhere over center of ribbon using dimensionals.

6. Adhere one rhinestone to one large stare in the stamped image and 3 more in snowflake centers on the designer paper.

Your card is completed! Now you have one Christmas card ready for sending...keep up the good work!

Here's the supply list


New Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog and You CAN Get it ALL!!!

 I'm sure you've seen the New Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog and You CAN Get it ALL!

I'm offering you the opportunity to get samples of ALL the Designer Series Papers and ALL of the Embellishments! This way you can see them, try them out, play with them, design with them and then you can get the ones that you will be using during the upcoming season!

I fell in love with many of them--if you are coming the the Holiday Mini Catalog debut this coming weekend---you will see over 50 designs with these new products.  

I've included pictures below of all the products that will be included in the Product Clubs so you can see which products are included in the Clubs (there are 2 clubs or you can get both at a 5% discount)!

First, the Designer Series Paper Club Sampler includes sheets from each of the 8 new papers in the Holiday mini (club price includes SU shipping/handling $39.45).

Second, the Holiday Mini Embellishment Club Sampler includes samples form all 14 new embellishment in the mini (club price includes SU shipping/handling $21.06).

Now to get it ALL with a 5% discount---both clubs price $57.48 (this is a 5% discount!) 

Note: Shipping to you will add an extra $6.95.

Attached is the Club sheet that lists each item, the number of items, the individual prices of these items and the total club price...check it out here  Download Dsp & Embellishment Shares 

My recommendation is to get it now while supplies are still available...very popular items may go out of stock at any time and that would mean a delay in getting your club products!

Here's how to get these club produccts--Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com (Note: you cannot get these clubs online--you can only get them by calling or emailing me directly) Don't delay--order them right now!

 

Here are the product included in the Product Clubs


Another Great New Use of Stampin'Up! Circle Tab Punch

As you may recall Tuesday we looked at using the new Stampin'Up! Circle Tab Punch--today we're going to look at Another Great New Use of Stampin'Up! Circle Tab Punch.

If you missed the first great new use of the Circle Tab Punch on Tuesday check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/08/new-use-for-stampinup-circle-tab-punch.html

If you're like me, you use your catalog a lot and are always looking to see if you have a punch or what colors are offered in a specialty paper....and I had put in some Post-It note tabs to help me get there fast--they look like this

Messy tabsCan't really read them well and wow--what a mess they look...so I whipped out my trusty Circle Tab Punch and inserted some Daffodil Delight cardstock in the front 

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and punched several tabs

Punched tabs

I used a pen to write on the sections of the Stampin'Up! catalog that I use quite a bit, color families, DSP, specialty paper, embellishments, ribbon, adhesive, punches, Big Shot, etc.

Write on sections

Then I used Scotch Tape on the front and back of the tab base to hold it at the top of each page--this helps give some stability to the catalog page and keeps the bottom well attached to the page

Tape on

Now look at this--all tabbed, easy to read and wow does it look much nicer!

Pretty tabbed sectionsTry it out on your catalog.. the ordering information for the Circle Tab punch is provided below...you can use the Shop Now button at the right of the page to order through my store.

Remember to use your Stampin'Up! $5 coupon before August 31st. And if you use this month's Host Code (2SEBQ4GB) when you check out, you will receive $5 Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax)

Ordering information:


New Use for Stampin'Up! Circle Tab Punch

This weekend I found a great New Use for the Stampin'Up! Circle Tab Punch. When it was introduced in the new annual catalog I thought it was a great little punch that we could use to add some pizzazz to our cards and projects....which we can. But this weekend I held a card buffet and pack all the tools in a case for each card design. Use of sponges comes in handy but I can't always be right there to make sure the correct sponge is on the correct ink pad. So I decided I needed a way to label them. In the past I've tried permanent marker--which is great, except after I wash it--I may want to use it for another color.

That's where the Circle Tab Punch comes in....first, I usually cut my sponges in quarters

SpongeTake a piece of cardstock, slip it in the front opening of the circle tab punch and punch

Circle tab punching

 Now, using a pen, write on the name of the color that you want to sponge

Write on the color

Fold the tab along the top fold mark

Fold in halfSlip the folded tab over the wedge edge of the sponge quarter

Fold over wedge

Slip the stapler over the tab down to the tab base and staple

Staple

Now it's ready for sponging Real Red ink on your project!

Done

If you are using multiple sponging colors this will keep those sponges readily identifiable for each color. There's nothing more upsetting than to contaminate your Daffodil Delight ink pad with Real Red ink!  Been there, Done that--no fun!

Below are the supplies we used for this great new use of the Circle Tab punch.  You can place your order in my store using the Shop Now button at the right side of the page.

Remember, you need to use those  Stampin'Up! $5 coupons you earned last month before August 31st. AND, remember to use this month's HOST code when you check out (2SEBQ4GB). You will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in Stampin'Up! product that you purchase (excludes shipping & tax)

Here are the supplies:


Another Do-It-Yourself Designer Paper

Today I'm going to show you another Do-It-Yourself Designer PaperI  that you can do in 10 seconds. If you missed the post on Tuesday where we did the first one, you can check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/08/create-your-own-designer-paper-in-10-seconds.html.

I needed a quick birthday card for a guy and wanted to use that fun technique with the masks we did on Tuesday--I grabbed the cloud mask and here's the result: Sky masks

One of the fun characteristics of using masks is that I don't have to worry about spacing--that's all built into the mask. Those clouds are evenly spaced just right without me having to worry about it. I used Whisper White craft ink with White Embossing Powder to whiten up the clouds--and really set off that background onto which I  adhere those cool balloons! This card would be great for anyone--guys, kids, teens, office workers. 

I'll give you directions to create the card followed by the supply list. You can order your supplies through my store (use the Shop Now button at the right side of this blog) and remember to use those Stampin'Up! $5 coupons you earned last month and if you also use this month's Host Code (2SEBQ4GB) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase (that's a 10% savings, right!)

Here we go:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/4 X 4 1/2; adhere to card base front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 1/8 X 4 3/8 Soft Sky cardstock; adhere 2 corners of this to scrap paper with removable tape.

4. Stamp Happy Birthday (Balloon Celebration stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink (see card sample)

5. Overlay the cardstock with the cloud mask and hold tightly; brayer over mask  with Whisper White craft ink; gently lift up the mask. Note: avoid brayering over the greeting.

6. Sprinkle the stamped images with White Embossing Powder; heat with heat tool until shiny white. Adhere this to white layer on card front with liquid glue.

7. Punch a large balloon (Balloon Bouquet punch) from Bermuda Bay cardstock and a small balloon from Silver Glimmer paper. Cut two 6" pieces of Pool Party twine and tie a knot near the end. Adhere the unknotted ends to the back of each balloon with a glue dot.  Adhere the balloons to the card front with dimensionals and glue dot the knot to the card front.

Your card is completed--grab an envelope and mail this to someone who's having a birthday!

Here's the suppy list, use the Shop Now button at the left side and order your supplies now:


Create Your Own Designer Paper in 10 Seconds

Ever need a Designer Paper for a project and don't have exactly what you need...today I'm going to show you how to Create Your Own Designer Paper in 10 Seconds.

Today I wanted to re-create a card we made at Sandi's Creative Escape a couple of weeks ago but discovered I didn't have the designer paper I wanted in Berry Burst. So I was thinking about what I could substitute and get the same effect...then I remembered the masks we used at the Embossing Paste class...what do you think? Lattice mask

Do you recognize the lattice design that we "pasted" in class--well I didn't have time to break out the embossing paste today so I used the trusty little sponge brayer instead--remember this useful little tool? Sponge brayer

I'm going to give you the quick steps to create this card and then I'll provide the supply list you can use to purchase your products through my store using the Shop Now button at the side of this blog.

Remember to use those Stampin'Up! $5 coupons you earned last month and use the Hostess Code for August (2SEBQ4GB). For each $50 you purchase in product you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me! 

Instructions:

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

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/2 X 4 1/2; adhere to card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Berry Burst cardstock 4 3/8 X 3 3/8 (don't glue down yet)

4. Cut 3 1/4 X 2 3/4 Whisper White cardstock...using removable tape adhere two tips of the cardstock to scrap paper. Lay the lattice design mask over the cardstock and hold firmly. Roll the sponge brayer over the Berry  Burst ink pad---lifting the roller after each pass over the pad to assure the entire roller is inked. Then brayer the cardstock with the mask in place. Brayering lightly will give you a light image and using more ink (multiple passes) will deepen the color).

5. Cut Whisper White cardstoxk 3 1/4 X 1 1/2; adhere to bottom of Berry Burst layer at the bottom leaving 1/16" border; adhere the brayered piece above this using liquid glue.

6. Tie 14" piece of Berry Burst Finely woven ribbon around the above unit at the junction of the 2 white pieces.

7. Adhere this to the black cardstock with liquid glue

8. Stamp "thinking of you" (Feathers Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on the white piece.

Your card is completed with your own designer paper----you can use any of the masks with any color ink and have a designer paper to match your project. Now send this card to someone and brighten their day! You don't need a reason to send a "thinking of you" card.

 

Here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the side of the base to get into my store where you can purchase your supplies.

 


Just Add Color...Without Any Color

Last Tuesday we used Just Add Color with a brayer...today we're using Just Add Color...Without Any Color!  If you missed Tuesday's post check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/08/fastest-coloring-in-the-west.html .

I know someone who is purchasing a new home and when I was looking through the Just Add Color Designer Series Specialty Paper I saw that sheet with the lovely detailed houses and thought this would make a great card for them...but I don't have any time this week for coloring--even the fastest in the west (or east)...so here's the design using that great paper with no coloring at all.. New home

Isn't that a terrific card and speedy too! It would make a great addition to a photo album if they are tracking progress with the building of the home! Since there's minimal color, it will fit into any color scheme.

I'm going to give you directions for creating this card and then I'll give you the supply list.  Use the Shop Now button at the side of the page to order what you need from my store.

Remember to use the current month Hostess Code (2SEBQ4GB) and you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase. And remember to use those $5 coupons you received last month from Stampin'Up!

Here's the directions:

1.Cut Berry Burst 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 card front with multipurpose liquid glue

3.Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8

4.Cut row of houses from DSP 3 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to bottom of white layer with liquid glue. Cut a 15" piece of black twine, wrap around this layer and tie in a  bow. (Hint: place a glue dot where the first knot will be and that will hold the twine while you finish tying the bow.)  Adhere this unit to the black layer with liquid glue.

5.Stamp "Congratulations" "on your new home"  (Home Life Stamp set) in  Berry Burst Classic ink about the bow. Stamp 3 small bursts in Berry Burst ink about the greeting. Adhere a silver Metallic Enamel Dot in the center of each burst.

Your card is completed! Now send it to someone you know who has just moved into a new home!

Here's the Supply List..use the Shop Now button at the right to order your supplies from my store