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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


You can still get free samples of the new products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!

Did you miss the opportunity to come to the Holiday Mini Debuts this weekend...well You Can Still Get Free Samples of the New Products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!

By the way, if you missed the special new product club sampler offers last Tuesday check them out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/new-stampinup-holiday-mini-catalog-and-want-to-get-it-all-y.html. This is an awesome opportunity to get samples of all the new designer series papers and the new embellishments.

Here's one of the samples I'll be showing at the debut events this weekend...it's the cutest little gift card holder or ornament that you can create with the new Trim Your Stocking Thinlet Dies. It's almost self-explanatory but I'll give you some helpful hints below. 8-31-17 stocking

You can purchase the supplies through my store (hit the Shop Now button at the left of this blog and you'll be in my store). IF you use this month's HOST code (4QHU9AGE) you will receive $5 in free new SU products for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).  If you purchase $100 in product--you'll receive $10 in new product from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!  (If you purchase $150 in product do NOT use the host code--you will be hosting your own workshop and will get 10% of the total product you order in free products from Stampin'Up!)

Here are the simple directions for the cute stocking gift card holder/ornament:

  1. Using the stocking and pillow thinlets cut one of each from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (since these have score lines--don't use the Prescision Base plate). Fold on the score lines and adhere together with Tear & Tape.
  2. Cut the cuff, toe and heel from contrasting Christmas Quilt designer Series papers and adhere to stocking with multipurpose liquid glue. 
  3. Cut the pompom trim from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper--adhere to bottom of cuff using a narrow band of liquid glue or use glue dots under the pompoms.
  4. Stamp To/From in Garden Green classic ink on Whisper White paper; cut with label die, adhere to top of cuff with dimensionals; adhere silver star (Metallic Enamel shapes) to top right. Tie bow in 1/8" Real Red ribbon and adhere to top of label with glue dot.

Now you are finished--isn't that cute--just add a lovely gift card and send directly to me! (If you need my address, just let me know)....OK, I'm just kidding....well, sort of! LOL  Enjoy--get started right now so the holidays won't creep up on you.

Here's the supply list...use it to purchase your supplies from my store using the Shop Now button at the right side of this page and earn FREE new product from the Holiday mini catalog!


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


Add Color...but still no coloring!

Last Tuesday we used a wonderful background stamp Hello Color with no coloring and today we're going to Add Color...but still no coloring! If you missed Tuesday's post check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/07/hello-color-without-any-color.html

Here's today's version with "color added" and yet, still we are not having to break out our markers or Watercolor pencils! We have tons of bright cheery Daffodil Delight! What do you think? Daffodil

This is one of those great cards to keep in your stash because it's ready to go for any occasion--birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, get well...any occasion! You just pick your favorite color and create this card with exactly the same supplies--just change your cardstock color.

You don't want to miss any of the posts because we always have some good ideas and helpful hints...if you are not receiving my blog news posts, sign up today and get reminders when new ideas are posted! Here's the link--just sign up now and never miss an new one http://forms.aweber.com/form/49/2046706249.htm

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I'm going to give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button then you are in my store!

Remember, until 7/31/17 you have 2 ways to earn bonuses!

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

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online through my store and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product.

 Here' we go:

1. Cut Daffodil Delight 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 card base using multipurpose liquid glue

3. Cut two 2 1/5 X 3 7/8 from Daffodil Delight; stamp background (Hello Color) in Archival Basic Black ink; adhere to card front with liquid glue--see picture.

 4. Using Big Shot with the precision base plate--cut out two big  butterflies & one small one from Basic Black cardstock (sandwich = Magnetic platform, precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting plate)

5. Adhere big butterflies over image using mini dimensionals; adhere a gold metallic enamal shape to the butterflies.  Adhere small butterfly to the card front with glue dots as shown in the picture.

6. Stamp Happy Birthday (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch and adhere to card front with minidimensionals.

Your card is completed!  Send it to someone who needs a lift to their day !

Here's the supply list..use the Shop Now button to shop for your supplies in my store & get your coupons & free product


Hello Color, without any color!

We've  been having some "no color" fun recently and today we're continuing with Hello Color, Without Any Color!

Remember this new stamp  set  --it's called Hello Color and is an awesome project if you love coloring and have some spare time. However, it is also an awesome design if you don't have a lot of time and if you are not fond of coloring.... CaptureToday's project shows you how to use the large beautiful design in your card to add some really lovely interest and keep your stamping and card prep time to a minimum...check this out.

Black & whitnKeeping the color (or non-color) scheme to black and white you get this really great contrast and some really intricate design with no coloring. Now if you are just itching to color, then you grab your watercolor pencils, markers, blender pens, and acqua painters and go nuts!

I've fallen in love with our new butterfly thinlets...they are in the Move Me set and are really easy to use. The paper bits nearly fall out when the cutting is completed!

I'm going to give you the directions to create this card and then the supply list so you can order your supplies through my store by hitting the Shop Now button and you are in my store!

Remember, until 7/31/17 you have 2 ways to earn bonuses!

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

Second, for each $50 in product that you purchase online through my store and use this month's Hostess code (XSAN44DC) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product.

 OK, let's go! 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. 3. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 2 5/8; cut Whisper White cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 7/8.

3. Stamp the background (Hello Color stampe set) in Archival Basic Black in on the small white piece; adhere this piece fo the black piece using multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the top of the card base with liquid glue.

4. Stamp Happy Birthday (Stylized Birthday stamp) in Archival Basic Black in below the unit.

5. Using the Big Shot with the precision base plate--cut out the big  butterfly and 2 small ones from Basic Black cardstock (sandwich = Magnetic platform, precision base plate, cardstock, thinlet, standard cutting plate)

6. Adhere the big butterfly over the center of the background image using the mini dimensionals; adhere a silver metallic enamal shape to the butterfly.  Adhere the two small butterflies to the card front with glue dots as shown in the picture.

Your card is completed! Now send it to someone to help them celebrate their birthday!

Here's the supply list, use the  Shop Now button to shop in my store and get your coupon and free 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.


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:


Earn As Many $5 Coupons As You Want!

 

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Want some extra spending money..Earn As Many $5 Coupons As You Want!

Starting today (July 1st) for each $50 in Stampin'Up! product that you order, Stampin'Up! will email you a coupon for $5--as many coupons as you want!  You may spend these coupons in August! What fun!

Place your orders today

    *Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog

    *Call 410 836 8016

    *Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

Watch your email and collect those coupons to spend in August.

Note: Be sure your correct email is contained in your account with Stampin'Up! because that is where the coupons will appear.

Print them out, file the email in a secure folder...don't lose them...Stampin'Up! cannot reissue these coupons!

Remember...when you place a online order, you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me for each $50 in Stampin'Up! product you order...when you check out just use the current Host code July's code is XSAN44DC 

So collect those coupons and receive those free SU products!

Place your orders today

    *Use the Shop Now button at the side of this blog

    *Call 410 836 8016

    *Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com


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!