Fastest Valentine in Cupid's Sack!

Let me show you the Fastest Valentine in Cupid's Sack...and the best part is that it's great for guys, gals kids, co-workers---you name it!

What do you think? 2-6-18 Valentine

It's so simple and there's a neat trick too...see that red heart----it's just the red showing through from the second layer...that's right..I used the heart framelet to cut out the heart from the top layer and gives you that great red to over lay the verse....this is really quick! Cutting heart

Layers

I"ll give you the directions and supply list to order what you need. Remember, Sale-a-bration is ongoing until March 31st...for each $50 in product that you order you'll be able to select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog. AND, for every 4 Freebies you earn from Stampin'Up! you'll get a Reward from me (box of chocolates + $5 coupon)--there's no limit to the number you can earn!

Also, if you place your order online through my store and use this month's Host code ( PUKPWHXA), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. What a deal....you don't want to miss out on these EXTRA'S!

Here are the simple directions:

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

2. Cut Real Red cardstock 5 1/4 X 4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 (see card for the one I used). Using the heart die (Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies), cut the heart from the center of the designer paper (you can use this for decorating the inside of your card). Adhere the designer paper to card front over the red layer with liquid glue.

4. Rub your embossing buddy over Whisper White cardstock. Stamp "Sure Do Love You" in Versamark ink on the cardstock, sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder, heat with Heat Tool until shiny  bright.; cut out this banner using the matching framelit in the Lots to Love framelit set; adhere over heart with Stampin' Dimensionals.

You are done! Ready to send to your favorite Sweetheart!

Here's the Supply list--click on one of the images and you'll be shopping in my store:


Fast and Beautiful!

Let me show you a card that is Fast and Beautiful! 2-2-18 Petal Passion card - brayer

The only stamping is the verse! Yes, we are using another design from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper...no paper snipping & no traditional "coloring"....just a bit of brayering!  I pulled out the sponge brayer & my Calypso Coral + Daffodill Delight stamp pads & presto--gorgeous color with minimal work! Look at all the other wonderful designs in this pack of designer paper...the options are endless...even if brayering is too much coloring for you--just go with these beautiful black/white images & have fantastic cards.

If you missed Tuesday's cards--you'll definitely want to check those out too  http://www.sandilovesstampingyou'.com/2018/01/whether-you-like-to-or-not-this-is-awesome.html

And...one of my stampers, Nancy Neal, emailed a picture of her project that was just right on for that post on Tuesday...I want to share it with you...isn't it awesome! Great job,  Nancy and thanks so much for sharing with us.Nancy Neal's card

I'll give you the directions below for toady's project & you can hit the Shop Now button -- get your supplies from my store & remember

Sale-a-bration is on --for each $50 in product that you purchase you'll select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog, & when you earn 4 of those you'll receive a bonus from me (Beautiful box of chocolates with a $5 gift certificate)

If you shop online & use this month's Host code (PUKPWHXA) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

These are the card directions:

1. Cut Calypso Coral cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base). Dry emboss card front with Garden Trellis embossing folder.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/8  X 4 1/8; adhere to center of card front using  glue.

3. Cut Petal Passion designer series paper (see card for design I used) 3 X 4...note, by cutting this size you get 12 card fronts from a single sheet of designer paper. Lay this on scrap paper & ink up one Sponge Brayer with Calypso Coral ink. Inking brayer
Roller randomly leaving some white space. Brayering dsp
4. Ink up the other Sponge brayer (2 per pack) with Daffodil Delight ink & brayer the remaining white space.  Add 3 rhinestones to the 3 most central flower centers

5. On scrap So Saffron cardstock stamp With Sympathy (Teeny Tiny Wishes--includes 24 verses that fit this space) in Archival Basic Black ink. Cut out with the Classic Label punch. Cut another label with the Classic Label punch from Gold Glimmer paper.  Cut this label in half lengthwise...separating the 2 halves, glue dot them to the back of the So Saffron label. Using mini dimensionals adhere this unit to the lower left of the cardfront. Petal passion brayer - side

Your card is ready for sending!

Here are the supplies--click on one of the images to get into my store for shopping your needed supplies:


Whether You Like to or Not, this is AWESOME!

 

Whether you like to or not, this is AWESOME! If you like to color, great--you'll love this. If you don't like to color, great--you'll love this...check it out

Without Coloring... 1-30-18 petal pallette b-w card

Check out the close-up... Petal plallette b-w side

With Coloring... 1-30-18 Petal Pallette color crad

And here's the color close-up...cna you see the Wink of Stella (tough to capture!) Color closeup

No, it's not a new stamp set, although I'd buy it if it were available...this gorgeous flower is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper...here's the sheet from that set that I used: Petal passion dsp

All you need to do is attach it to your cardstock and you have a quite memorable card--colored or in black and white! I simply used my handy dandy paper snips to trim out this flower and for the colored version I used the new Stampin'Blends.  I do love to color so this was a trip to paradise for me--a huge area to just go wild and color to my hearts content!

I'll give you the dimensions & instructions below...use the Shop now button (or click on a product image below) and order your supplies today. Remember...
Sale-a-bration is on...so for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog (and for each 4 you receive from Stampin'Up! you'll get a bonus from me!

And, if you use this month's Host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 you purchase in product!

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; Stamp "Just a Note"  (Flourishing Phrases stamp set) in Archival Black in in lower right corner).

4. Dry emboss this piece with the Quilt  Top embossing folder and adhere to black cardstock with liquid glue.

5. Cut out the flower image from the designer paper with Paper Snips...if you are NOT coloring, adhere this to the card front with liquid glue and add a large rhinestone to the flower center. If you are coloring, place the flower on a scrap paper and color with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin'Blends; adhere to card front with liquid glue.  Color the red flower with Wink of Stella.

Your card is completed!

Here are the supplies you'll need...just click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store!

 

 


Cards Created with Cards

Today we're going to look at Cards Created with Cards...sound interesting...it's fun and quick and easy!

Here's the card for today.... 1-26-18 cards created with cards

The glimmer paper under the card can more easily be seen here:  1-26-18 cards created with carrds- corner

Can you believe I only used one stamp on this card---it's 'celelbrate' from Thoughtful Banners. So you say, but there's a beautiful flower as our focal point. Yes, there is and it comes pre-printed on the Petal Passion Memories and More Cards. This set of preprinted cards can be used for your memory keeping albums...but the cards can also be used to create some beautiful cards with little effort and very few supplies (look at the supply list below)!  

I'll give you the directions for creating this card--keep the dimensions because they will work with all the small cards in that set--just switch out the colored cardstock and you'l be able to create a multitude of awesome cards quickly, easily and inexpensively!

Order the supplies you need by hitting the Shop Now button or click on one of the product icons below and you'll be in my store. Remember

1. Sale-a-bration is in effect unti 3/31/18--so for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog

and

2. If you purchase your products in my store and use this month's Host Code AP6EUNFH at check out you'll also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. Also, if you earn 4 Freebies from SU, I'll give you a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 coupon. Does it get any better?

Here are the directions for creating this lovely card:

1. Cut Melan Mambo cardstock 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 with liquid glue to center of card base.

3. Cut Silver Glimmer Paper 3 X 4 and adhere to the back of the Petal Passion Memories & More card with glue dots; adhere this unit to the center of the black cardstock on the card base.

4. Stamp "celebrate" (Thoughtful Banners stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on the white card (lower right corner).

Your card is ready for sending!

Here is your supply list--click on one of the images to go into my store to purchase your supplies:


How to Simply Add Tons of Shine!

Today I'm going to show you How to Simply Add Tons of Shine! It's so simple you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.

Check this out: 1-22-18 Gold Glitter Flakes

And here it is up close: 1-22-18 Gold Glitter Flakes up close

 See all those beautiful shiny Gold Glitter Flakes? Those are a new item in the Occasions Mini catalog---it is so easy to apply them to a project---I used the  Tear and Tape adhesive. There's no messy glue or waiting for the adhesive to dry...it's quick and simple. I actually used 2 rows of tape to make it double wide...it's easy to use when you want a diagonal line of shine too. The options are endless.

The directions for this simply shiny card are provided below along with the supply list. Order what you need now from my store (hit the Shop Now button) and remembe
1. Sale-a-bration is ongoing through 3/31/18--for each $50 you purchase you select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini
and
2. If you purchase online and use this month's Host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. AND, when you earn 4 Stampin'Up! freebies between now and 3/31/18--you'll receive a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 coupon (if you missed that announcement--check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/01/sale-a-bration-freebies-plus-a-bonus.html )

Let's make the card

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

2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock; adhere to front of the card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 Pool Party cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Stylized Birthday stamp) in Archival Basic Black ink at the top (see card sample)

4. Cut 3 7/8 X 2 Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper (I used the confetti design) and adhere at the bottom of the Pool Party cardstock layer with liquid glue.

5. Attach 2 pieces of Tear & Tape on the Pool Party layer right above the designer paper. Rub a dryer sheet over the card layer (can help reduce static cling) and then remove the tape paper topping. Sprinkle the Gold Glitter Flakes over the tape pressing down with your fingers to assure they adhere well. Dump  off the excess and place back in the bottle. Note: I use a catch card under the cardstock when sprinkling glitter to catch the excess and easily dump back in the original container.

6. Attach 3 adhesive-backed sequins to accent the Happy Birthday.

7. Adhere the Pool Party layer to the card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here is the supply list--just click on one of the images and you'll be in my store ready to purchase your supplies for this card:


Sale-a-bration FREEBIES PLUS a BONUS!

Sale-a-bration is awseoms but you can earn Sale-a-bration FREEBIES PLUS a BONUS! Be sure to read all the way to the end...there's a surpise you haven't heard before...it's new! SAB Bonus

First, when you purchase $50 Stampin'Up! products you will earn a FREEBIE from the Sale-a-bration mini catalo0t--absolutely free--stamp sets, Designer Series paper, framelits, precuts cards with envelopes, ribon...they are fantastic products.  If you want to see them, stop by and you can see some samples and the products. Often it's tough to get a good feel for the quality and the products from the pictures.  Some of the freebies are a bit hard to see and you  pass right over them.

So after you select four of the FREEBIES from Stampin'Up! you will receive this little beauty filled with yummy chocolate and the gorgeous tag--is a $5 coupon for you!

You can earn as many of these little beauties as you want...for each 4 SAB Freebies that you earn you'll receive a Bonus box from me!

Your Bonus boxes will be ready by 4/1/18. If you need them earlier to use a Easter gifts (yes, re-gifting is a wonderful thing!) let me know and we can arrange that for you.

Now here's a huge BONUS you have not heard before----if you earn 10 of Sandi's Bonus Boxes, you'll get to go on a $100 shopping spree and you'll have your $50 in coupons! yah! Go Sale-a-bration!

You can earn Sale-a-bration FREEBIE by:

Place an online order (use the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below to get into my store)
1. Remember to use the current month Host code AP6EUNFH and you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me
2. Call and place an order directly with me (410 836 8016) 
3. Place an order during a class/workshop

I've been keeping track of your Sale-a-bration freebies since 1/3/18...so no worries...I'm already tracking them for you!

 Now if you want to re-create this gorgeous box and that lovely intricate tag....you can begin earning your Sala-a-bration Freebie right now with the following supplies:

 
 

More Cute & Quick FREE cards

Today we're going to look at 2 More Cute & Quick FREE cards...we're using the same FREE items we used last Friday.

If you missed last Friday's post you can check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/01/how-to-make-16-free-quick-easy-cards.html. Today  we're using the Daffodil Delight and the Calypso Coral card bases from the Tutti Fruitti cards & Envelopes...check them out:

1-12-18 tutti fruitti card daffodil

 
1-12-18 tutti fruitti card pool party

Now, you've probably noticed that I have not yet used the Pool Party cardbase--I want to see what YOU will do with it--when you get your card created---email a picture of it to me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com!

The Tutti Fruitti Cards and Envelopes, The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and the Shimmer Pack of Ribbon are all FREE--they are Sale-a-bration Freebies. And you know that Sale-a-bration is celebrated by you receiving a FREE item from  the Sale-a-bration mini catalog for each $50 in product that you purchase! (If you need a paper copy of the Sale-a-bration mini--just let me know (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.c0m))

 Also, if you place an online order, you'll also receive $5 in FREE product from me for each $50 that you purchase --just use the current host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out! Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my Store!

PLUS, for each 4 Sale-a-bration freebies you earn from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a cute box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate from me! Wow! Does it get any better! Rewards, Rewards, Rewards! (If you want to see what that adorable box of chocolates looks like, tune back in on Friday)

Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the products below and you'll be in my store where you can purchase what you need and earn those FREEBIES!

 


How to Make 16 Free Quick & Easy Cards!

Today I'm going to show you How to Make 16 Free Quick & Easy Cards! Take a look at this terrific birthday card: 1-12-18 tutti fruitti card pool party

How cute is this--great for kids, guys, teens, gals, office workers, teacher---soooo,  who wouldn't enjoy this card?

Now you say, so how do I make these for FREE? The answer is simple--the Tutti Fruitti Cards and Envelopes, The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and the Shimmer Pack of Ribbon are all FREE--they are Sale-a-bration Freebies. And you know that Sale-a-bration is celebrated by you receiving a FREE item from  the Sale-a-bration mini catalog for each $50 in product that you purchase! (If you need a paper copy of the Sale-a-bration mini--just let me know (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.c0m))

Also, if you place an online order, you'll also receive $5 in FREE product from me for each $50 that you purchase --just use the current host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out! Just hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my Store!

PLUS, for each 4 Sale-a-bration freebies you earn from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a cute box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate from me! Wow! Does it get any better! Rewards, Rewards, Rewards!

Here's how to create that cute card with all those FREE supplies:

1. Cut the Designer Series Paper (I used the Bermuda stripe) 3 1/4 X 4 1/2; cut a coordinating designer paper (I used the Lemon Lime Twist bubbles) 4 1/4 X 1 1/8; cut Whisper White cardstock 2 X 4 1/4.

2. Stamp "Happy Birthday to You" (Super Duper stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on the Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to the Bermuda striped DSP with liquid glue; adhere the Lemon Lime DSP under the white cardstock.

3. Cut a 16" piece of the Bermuda shimmer ribbon and tie around this piece; adhere this to the Lemon Lime card base (Tutti Fruitti cards and envelopes). Your matching envelope is already coordinated for you!

Now your card can be done....but if you enjoy a bit more embellishment...

4. Adhere 3 of the Adhesive-backed Tutti Fruitte sequins (I used Pool Party) near the greeting; adhere small rhinestones to the centers.

Your card is complete!

Here's the Supply list--just click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store where you can order what you need!

 


Cute Birthday Card all Tied Up with a Bow

Now we're really getting into the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini  with this Cute Birthday Card All Tied Up with a bow..and, you say, how does she get it into the envelope?  Well, that's easy--it's a very flat bow that is cut from that terrific new Designer Series  Paper called  Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper....it's a 6 X 6 pack and many of the sheets have photographed images that can simply be snipped out with your trusty Paper Snips and you are set to go with a great embellishment! Birthday Wishes for You

You'll also want to check out the rest of the designer paper for party hats, donuts, noise makers, and on and on!  You'll be able to get very creative with just a bit of snipping.

I'm going to give you the simple directions for creating my card followed by the supply list. You can order what you need using the Shop Now button on this page which puts you right into my store. Remember to use this month's Host code (AP6EUNFH) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase. 

AND, this is  Sale-a-bration...which means for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a FREE product from the Stampin'Up! (Click the Catalog Button at the tops of the page to view online) Sale-a-bration catalog! Doesn't get any better than that!

Click on the Catalog button at the top of the page to view the catalogs online. If you need an Occasions catalog or a Sale-a-bration catalog--I'll be happy to mail one to you--just contact me (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) today!

Here we go:

1. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/5 Berry Burst cardstock; score the long side at 4/1 4 (card base)

2. Cut 4 X 5 1/4 Whisper White cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Birthday Wishes for You stamp set) in Archival Black ink in the lower part; stamp "with many wishes just for you" in Berry Burst ink below that. If you enjoy coloring you can use the Berry Burst Stampin'Write marker to color in the birthday.  Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere this to the card base.

3. Cut 1 1/2 X 5 1/4 Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (I used the confetti design); adhere with liquid glue over the upper White cardstock.

4. Cut 3/8 X 5 1/4 Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhere over the bottom of the designer paper with liquid glue.

5. Snip out the Bermuda Bay bow from the designer paper with your paper snips; adhere with liquid glue to the card front. Dsp

Here are the supplies--use the Shop Now button to get what you need:

 


One More Quick One Before the Occasions Mini

I'm so excited but I want to give you One More Quick One before the New Occasions Mini! 

1-8-18 Whole Lot of Lovely

We talked last time about the importance of letting people know that we are grateful--so this one is fast and easy... and you can apply the measurements to any of your Designer Series Papers...so keep these measurements--they are very fast and easy.

Following the directions is the Supply List--all these supplies are in the Annual Catalog since the Holiday mini is gone today at midnight! Order what you need from my Store (Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below--you'll be in my store. Remember to use the January Host Code (AP6EUNFH) to receive a $5 gift from me for each &50 in product that you purchase.

Here we go:

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

2. Cut Tranquil Tide 4 1/2 X 3 1/4; adhere to card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 1/8 X 4 3/8; adhere to Tranquil Tide with liquid glue

4. Cut Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (I used floral pattern) 3 X 4 1/4--adhere to Whisper White layer with glue.

5. Adhere 2 small Faceted Gold Gems to 2 of the flower centers.

6. Stamp "A Little Thanks" on Crushed Curry cardstock with Archival Basic Black ink; punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Adhere to card front with mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

You are finished--I told you it was quick and easy.

Here are the supplies--order what you need from my store using the Shop Now button or click on one of the below images.