Easiest Quickest DIY Easter Treat Bag Ever!

I'm going to show you the Easiest Quickest DIY Easter Treat bag Ever! OK, let's face it--if your Easter treats are not ready to go by now you are looking for a super easy quick way to make them look awesome with minimal time & effort-- right?

So, here you go... Bag
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Cute, right? No bows to tie--this will really appeal to some of you. Best part is that the designer series paper I'm  using is  free (Sale-a-bration freebie) & you can get 2 treat bags from a single sheet. This works great with any designer paper for any occasion--so download this info & you can use it over & over again.

I'll give you the simple directions & then the supply list for re-creating this cutie. Remember...

*Sale-a-bration ends this Saturday night at midnight--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the SAB brochures (download them here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US & here  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US)

*For every 4 SAB freebies you earn you'll receive a reward box of chocolates & a $5 gift card from me! (P.S. You can earn as many as you want!)

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (ZA6YXWHN) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

 Directions:

1. Cut Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper ( Lemon Lime Twist bubble pattern) 6 X 12"

2. On the short side score at 2 inches; on the long side score at 3 1/2, 5 3/4, 9 1/4, 11 1/2. Use bone folder to form nice creases on the score lines.

3. Use Tear & Tape on the end (good side) with the 1/2" flap end, remove covering & adhere tab to the (wrong side) of the  opposite end (forming a square tube).

4. On the bottom where the 2" score line intersects the vertical score lines, cut up the 4 score lines to the 2" score mark; fold in 2 smaller sides.

5. Place Tear & Tape on wrong side of 2 larger flaps, remove covering from tape & fold over 2 small flaps & then last large flap. This forms the bag bottom.

6. Pinch front & back of bag together on both sides by pinching the sides between your fingers and pushing in on the side. Fold doily over top of  bag & hold in place with gold clip.

7. Stamp bunny in Archival black ink on Whisper White cardstock, color image with Wink of Stella. Use Pink Powder marker on the ears, nose & bow. Punch out with 1 1/8" scalloped circle punch. Punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle from  Lemon Lime Twist glimmer paper...adhere both circles together with glue dots. Adhere 2 small rhinestones to tag & slip tag under gold clip.

Your bag is ready for treats!

Here are the supplies you'll need to purchase by clicking on the images below and go right into my store


DIY - Simple Gift Box

Tuesday we created a beautiful simple Easter basket. As I was preparing to wrap a gift I thought this basket would be just the perfect size to hold the little candle I was giving as a gift. What do you think? Presentation is everything! A small simple gift can look like a million bucks with a simple little box you can create in no time! Gift box

If you missed the Tuesday post, check it out here for directions to create this box base http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/03/simplest-easter-basket-ever.html

We have one more week of Sale-a-bration--last day to earn freebies is 3/31/18--when you purchase $50 in product you can select a free item from the SAB brochures--y0u can download them here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US and  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US.

 If you earn 4 Freebies from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate from me SAB Bonus

 You can enter my store to order the supplies you need (see supply list below). And if you place an online order through my store and use this month's Host code when you check out ZA6YXWHN you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase! If you purchase $100 you'll received $10 in product. However, if you place an order for $150--don't use this host code--use the Stampin'Rewards as you are your own hostess!

Here's the supply list, click on any of the product images to go to my store:


Simplest Easter Basket Ever!

Today I'm going to show you the Simplest Easter Basket Ever!  Here it is! Top1

(Stop the heavy breathing over those Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs--I knew that would get your attention!)

Here's a slightly different view...the trick to the "easy" is using the Lots to Love box die....you cut four--adhere them, add a handle and...you have a lovely Easter basket--the size of this one allows you to add tons of treats!

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I'll give you the simple directsions to cut and assemble with a couple of tricks to help out. Following the steps is the supply list--you can click on any of the images and be in my store where you can purchase what you need!

Remember Sale-a-bration only lasts until 3/31---which is right around the corner. For each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the SAB brochures--click on these links to download  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US and  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US

If you earn 4 SAB freebies from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 coupon from me!

AND, if you use this month's host code (ZA6YXWHN) when you place your order online, you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me!

Here we go:

1. Cut 4 "box" pieces using the box die (Lots to Love dies) from Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper (note: use the Magnetic Platform but do NOT use the Precision Base plate. Any time you have score lines in a framelit dies, do not use the Precision plate--it will cause the score lines to be cut, not scored)

2. Cut off from each piece--
*one side flap (be sure to cut the same side from each piece)--see small black arrow at the bottom
*the small flap near the box top on the side that you did not cut off the side flap--see small black arrow at the top

Parts3. Score across each piece at 1 3/4 from the bottom (where the 2 black arrows are pointing). Fold on the score line and on 3 of the flaps, place Tear & Tape near the bottom edge (not near the fold line) on the "wrong" side.

4. Place Tear and Tape on the side flaps (see where the big black arrow is pointing. Remove the topping and adhere to the side of the next piece (where you already cut off the side flap). After you connect all 4--your box will be assembled except for the bottom.

5. Cut up on each box corner from the bottom to the cross score mark (1 3/4" score line)..this will be the bottom flap. Fold in the bottom flap that does NOT have Tear and Tape on it. The remove the tape topping from the opposite bottom flap and adhere to the first folded flap. Remove the tape topping from another flap and fold onto the folded flaps; repeat with the 4th flap. Your box bottom is completed. Bottom

6. Cut a 1 X 12" piece of designer paper, using liquid glue on the "good" side about 1 1/2" from each end---adhere this handle to the inside of the box---leaving the handle as long as you want. Fold down the curved flaps and,  if desired secure to basket side with dimensionals (Item # 140430).

Stuff with goodies and you are ready for Easter gift-giving!

Here are the supplies--click on an image to go to my store and order your supplies:


Another Gorgeous Simple Easter Card

Today we're going to explore Another Gorgeous Simple Easter Card3-16-18 Easter card
We are using many of the same products we used for the "glueless" card on Tuesday---if you missed it check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/03/the-secret-to-gluing-without-glue-for-an-easter-card.html

This card was created with Elegant Eggplant (cardstock & ink) which does not show up well in the photo--you can use any color you like for that layer and the ink.  We are still going glueless on the cross assembly by using the adhesive sheets. We  are using liquid glue between the card layers today (no foil and no glimmer there so liquid glue works fine...unless you are a whiner about sticky fingers--you can still use glue dots if you want!)

Following the card directions I'll give you the supply list to purchase the supplies you need through my store by clicking on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below. Remember

*Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/18--so you need to place your orders (for each $50 you purchase you select a free SAB item from the SAB mini which you can download here (3rd release)  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US
and this was the second release  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

*For every 4 SAB freebies you earn from SU--you'll receive a reward from me (box of chocolates + $5 gift certificate)---there's no limit for the number you can earn.

*If you use this months Host code when you shop online (ZA6YXWHN) you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

 Card directions:

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

2. Cut Elegant Eggplant cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to eggplant layer with glue  stamp background (Graceful Garden) in Elegant Eggplant ink. Stamp Happy Easter (You're Inspiring) in Elegant Eggplant ink at the bottom center.

4. Cut solid cross (Crosses of Hope thinlets) from Shimmery White cardstock

5. Cut Adhesive Sheet the size of the intricate cross die; remove topping (has printed writing) & adhere to back of silver glimmer paper. Using intricate die (& Precision Base plate) cut out cross overlay--run die back & forth 3-4 times to assure good cut. (Using the Big Shot Die Brush) helps remove cut out bits. Remove remainder of backing from adhesive sheet & adhere to solid cross pressing firmly to attach.

6. Attach cross to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Your card is ready to send!

 Here is the supply list--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to be in my store:


The Secret to Gluing Without Glue for an Easter Card

Today I'll share The Secret to Gluing Without Glue for an Easter Card! During classes I often hear some whining about glue on your fingers....really, it's just glue & it comes off, but today I'm going to share the secret to keep  the glue off your fingers!

First, look at this awesome Easter card using that absolutely gorgeous (FREE) Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper as the background. 3-13-18 Eastesr card

Here's a close up of the foil paper to see foil inlays and the silver glimmer paper. 3-13-18 Easter card - close up

I'm using the silver foil leaf with small accents of gold foil. Now look at the spectacular cross created in silver glimmer paper....very simple,  very elegant and very quick.....AND, there was NO GLUE used on this card....so you say, I'm sure Sandi used glue dots for the background layering--the foils are slick and that's typical to use glue dots. But if she used glue dots on the intricate cut-outs on the cross the glue dots will show through & be sticky.

Here's the secret---I used adhesive sheets when I cut out the cross (I'll give you the directions to re-create this card below)--this makes the entire back of the cross sticky & I just adhered it to the plain white cross (cut out with a die)---the entire cross remains "stuck" to the background cross with no buckling. 

Following the card directions I'll give you the supply list to purchase the supplies you need through my store by clicking on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below. Remember

*Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/18--so you need to place your orders (for each $50 you purchase you select a free SAB item from the SAB mini which you can download here  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US and Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US .

*For every 4 SAB freebies you earn from SU--you'll receive a reward from me (box of chocolates + $5 gift certificate)---there's no limit for the number you can earn.

*If you use this months Host code when you shop online (ZA6YXWHN) you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

 Card directions:

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

2. Cut Silver Foil 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with glue dots.

3. Cut Springtime Foil DSP (silver leaf pattern) 4 7/8 X 3 5/8; adhere to silver foil layer with glue dots

4. Cut solid cross (Corsses of Hope thinlets) from Shimmery White cardstock

5. Cut Adhesive Sheet the size of the intricate cross die; remove topping (has printed writing) & adhere to back of silver glimmer paper. Using intricate die (& Precision Base plate - item #139684) cut out cross overlay--run die back & forth 3-4 times to assure good cut. (Using the Big Shot Die Brush (#144262) helps remove cut out bits.) Remove remainder of backing from adhesive sheet & adhere to solid cross pressing firmly to attach.

6. Attach cross to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Your card is ready to send!

Here's your supply list--order your suppies now:

 


Simply Simple and Free - Part 2

 Today we are creating another card that is Simply Simple and FREE - Part 2! Here it is! 3-9-18 Happy Wishes

I promised last Tuesday to give you a card without any coloring...isn't this gorgeous in gold embossing along with some gold glimmer and foil! And, again the stamp set is Happy Wishes which is one of the free Sale-a-bration items you can choose when you make a $100 purchase.  This is a double stamp set with multiple variations for Happy and Best.

If you missed the first card we created last Tuesday, check it out here  http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/03/simply-simple-and-free.html.

Sale-a-bration ends 3/31/18--so you want to be sure to get your orders place well before that in case some of the popular items run out of stock! For each $50 or $100 you purchase you can select a free item--download the brochure here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

For each 4 SAB freebies you earn you'll also receive a reward bonus from me filled with chocolates and $5 gift certificate  SAB Bonus

PLUS if you order online and use this month's Host code (ZA6YXWHN) when  you check out--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 you purchase.

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut designer paper (Bundle of Love) 1 1/2 X 5 1/2; adhere to bottom front of card base with liquid glue.

3. Cut 1/4 X 5 1/2 Gold Glimmer paper; adhere above designer paper with glue dots (#103683).

4. Rub embossing buddy over top of card front, stamp Happy in Versamark ink,  sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Stamp birthday in Archival Basic Black ink under happy. Adhere 3 gold metallic enamel dots around happy.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list, click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to go into my store:


Simply Simple and FREE

 Today we're going to create a card Simply Simple and FREE -- well, the stamp set it free! Here's the card

3-6-18 Happy Wishes

With only a few supplies and a few simple steps...you can create this really memorable card. The best part is the FREE stamp set called Happy Wishes --it's one of the free sets you can earn during Sale-a-bration---it's a wonderful double set of stamps--one set is based on the word Happy and the other is based on the word Best...there are unlimited ways to combine these verses to make whatever verse you need.  Another "best" thing is that you really don't need to do a lot except stamp--this is such a lovely set that it really doesn't need much embellishment.

And, for my stamping buddies who don't like to do even this much coloring, pop back in Friday for a coloring-free card also  made with this set...just saying!

Sale-a-bration ends at the end of this month (3-31-18). You don't want to miss getting all the freebies you want before that happens.

Remember:

You receive a free Sale-a-bration item for each $50 you can select from several stamp sets, designer paper, etc, or for each $100 you can receive this Happy Wishes double stamp set or 3 other $100 level items. Download the SAB brochure here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

For each four $50 SAB equivalent you purchase you will receive a bonus from me filled with yummy chocolates and a $5 gift certificate.SAB Bonus

AND...it gets better---if you place your order online and use this month's Host code (ZA6YXWHN) when you check out, you'll also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 you spend in product.

Here are the simple directions:

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

2. Cut designer paper (black/white stripe - Petal Palette designer series paper) 1 1/2 X 5 1/2; adhere to bottom card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut 1/4 X 5 1/2 Red Glimmer paper, adhere above designer paper with glue dots

4. Stamp Happy and anniversary in Archival Basic Black ink above the designer paper. Using Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend, color the 3 large roses. Using the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin'Blend color 3 hearts (metallic enamel shapes) and adhere to the right & left of  "happy."

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--use the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below to get into my store:

 


Another new Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using another piece from the Eclectic Expressions stamp set to create Another New Stampin'Up! Designer Paper. Check out this birthday card using the Eclectic  Expressions stamp set. 3-2-18 Eclectic Expressions Birthday

If you missed the first new designer paper on Tuesday click here to check it out http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2018/02/gorgeous-stampinup-designer-paper.html

By using the circle stamp and creating a triangle of solid circles in 3 colors--we've created a really bubbly celebration of colors--a terrific birthday card for anyone--kids, teens, guys, gals...office mates...everyone will enjoy this lively card.  It's so easy and you can use your own trio of favorite colors to create the background.

The really fun part is that this stamp set is free--it's one of the Sale-a-bration freebies you can select for a purchase of $50 dollars. Plus if you earn 4 freebies from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a fun reward from me (as many as you want). The reward is a box of really nice chocolate plus a $5 gift certificate.

And if you place your order online in my store and use this month's Host code (ZA6YXWHN), you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions for creating this card:

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

2. Cut 4 7/8 X3 5/8 Shimmery White cardstock. Using the circle shape (Eclectic Expressions stamp set), stamp random circles in Calypso Coral ink--leave ample space between these circles. Then stamp overlapping circles in Lemon Lime Twist ink, followed by circles in Bermuda Bay--these 3 colors should form a triangle of circles.

3.Cut 5 X 3 3/4 Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Adhere under Shimmery stamped piece with liquid glue.

 4. Cut 16" piece of Bermuda Bay 1/8" ribbon (Shimmery Ribbon Combo - another Sale-a-bration freebie), tie around the above unit in a knot. Adhere  this unit to the card base with liquid glue.

5. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 7/8 X 3; stamp "Happy Birthday" (Eclectic Expressions stamp set) in Basic Black Archival ink; adhere 2 adhesive backed sequins.

6. Cut Gold Glimmer paper 1 X 2 3/4; adhere under above piece with glue dots. Adhere this to the right of the ribbon knot with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the below images:


Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using a Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper---well, what we're really going to do is "Design" some Designer Paper with Stampin'Up! products---check out this awesome Thank You card: 2-27-18 Eclectic Expressions - thank you

Look at that background paper---we are creating that with a FREE stamp set called Eclectic Expressions. Now I have to admit--when I first saw this stamp set it did not overwhelm me at first glance....then I started playing with it and find it creeping up on my fav list!  I really do like what I can do with it--and there are several pieces that really provide limitless possibilities with alternating images and inks....tune in on Friday and see what else I did with this set. Plus it has 2 universal verses which make it a must have set!

You can get this FREE stamp set during Sale-a-bration (ends March 31st) with a $50 purchase. Of course, there are tons of other FREE items you can get....click here if you need the brochure Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-USe.

Also, if you earn 4 Sale-a-bration freebies from Stampin'Up! you will receive a reward from me (as many as you want)! The reward is a lovely box of chocolates plus a $5 gift certificate.

And...if that's not enough, when you place an online order for $50 in my store and you use the Host Code for the current month (PUKPWHXA)--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from  me also! Have fun earning your freebies.

Order your supplies in my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the images below.

Here' how to create this card:

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

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; using the largest image (Eclectic Expressions) stamp randomly over this piece with Bermuda Bay ink. Then fill in with the same image using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

3. Stamp "Thank You' (Eclectic Expressions) down the front of this piece in Basic Black Archival ink (see sample).

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5. Adhere under the Shimmery White piece with liquid glue.

5. Cut 16" piece of 1/8" Bermuda ribbon (Simmery Ribbon Pack - another Sale-a-bration freebie); tie around the above unit in a bow.

6. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue. Adhere 3 rhinestones in a rough triangle.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order what you need through my store--Shop Now button or click on one of the images  below:


Quick & Classy Guy Card

Today we're going to create a Quick & Classy Guy cardIt's so easy and quick to create you'll want to keep several on hand for those "guy" occasions that can be so hard to design. And...what guy doesn't want to be called Classy? 2-23-18 Classy

The "quick" part is using the new Tailored Tag punch to create that cool background from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper...imagine the variety of backgrounds you can create with 12 sheets of designer paper.

The stamp comes from the Truly Tailored stamp set that also contains "Lookin' SHARP" and "You're a Fox"...this is a real find for guy cards!

I'll explain how to create this card and the supplies are listed below the instructitons...you can hit the Shop Now button or click on any one of the images and be in my store. Remember

*For each $50 in product that you purhcase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini (or a Level 2 item for $100 purchase). (If you need to download the Sale-a-bration mini just click here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US

*When you earn four $50 equivalent SAB's from Stampin'Up!, you'll receive a reward from me (box of Chocolates +  $5 gift certificate)

*If you use this month's host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Here are the simple directions:

1. Cut Night of Navy cardstock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 (card base)

2. Punch 3 shapes from your favorite True Gentleman DSP with the Tailored Tag punch---adhere these in a row through the center of the card front with liquid glue

3. Punch 2 shapes from each of 2 more designs of the DSP; adhere one of each above and below the first line of punches on the card front (see picture)

4. Stamp "To a Classy Kind of Guy" on Very Vanilla cardstock (rub with Embossing Buddy)  in Versamark ink; sprinkle with copper embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool until shiny and bright. Using your Paper Snips (103579) cut on the solid outline of the stamped image. Adhere to center shape with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending...but while you are punching....punch enough shapes for a few more cards to add to your stash.

Here's the supply list: