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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:


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:


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:


Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper

 Ooooh, my goodness, the new Sale-a-bration Free items inclue Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper!  It is very difficult for me to photograph the foil embedded in the paper...but you'll  see the outlines the flowers/leaves are all copper foil. Close up

...here's a great card that features this beautiful paper: Springtime foil specialty dsp

There are 4 fantastic designs (3 of each) in the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper---the floral (in the card), scattered dots, leafy branches, stripes....what a great new Free Sale-a-bration selection (purchase $50 in product and select your FREEBIE).

It's so wonderful all by itself I had a hard time doing anything but adhering it to the card front....then I thought about the new Stampin' Blends...the new alcohol markers and what a great surface this designer paper would be for coloring...check out this card: Colored

I'll give you the simple directions for this card below followed by the supply list.  You can get to my store by hitting the Sh0p Now button or clicking on one of the images below. If you use this month's Host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out, I'll send you $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions:

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

2. Cut 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 Copper Foil

3. Cut 4 3/8 X 3 1/8 Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper; adhere to Copper Foil with glue dots.

4. Cut 18" Copper Trim around this unit; adhere this unit to card front using glue dots

5. Stamp "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Versamrak on Whisper White cardstock, sprinkle with Copper Embossing powder; heat with Heat Tool until shiny bright.  Punch out with Classic Label Punch. Adhere over copper trim with dimensionals (#104430)

 Here's the supply list:


Valentines Gift Card Holder--DIY Quick & Easy

 Let me show you how to create a beautiful Valentine's Gift Card Holder --- DIY Quick  Easy! Bag

The bag measures 4 3/4 X 7 which means those gift card backings will fit right in there. Now I bet you haven't seen that gorgeous embossing on the gold foil striped treat bags...am I right? Quilt top close up
Well, you can do that design (Quilt Top) or any other design you like just by slipping that bag inside one of the Big Shot dry embossing folders sand running it through the Big Shot. Bag in folder
What a gorgeous imprint on that white and gold foil.

Then add a white doily, punch out (Starburst punch) a starburst in Gold Foil, add a Sweet & Sassy heart in Red Glimmer....it's done!

It doesn't get any faster and it doesn't get any prettier! You can even slip in your Valentine with the gift card or candy and you are ready to wow your sweetheart!

Below is the supply list...order what you need in my store by hitting the Shop now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember Sale-a-bration is still going on--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini.

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

(Note: for each 4 SAB Freebies that you earn from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a reward from me --a box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate)

Here's the supply list:


Super Quick Valentine's Gift Box

I just finished a Super Quick Valentine's Gift Box that coordinates really well with that Valentine we created on Tuesday (scroll down to see it). Look at this! Box Box side

I used the Mini Pizza Boxes (yes, they are still available on the Carry Over list from the Holiday mini). I used the same Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for the box that I used for the Valentine card. There are so many great designs in that pack and they all blend and coordinate with each other. I actually used the "back" side on one of the designs for this box...this is the side without the gold foil embedded.

I'll give you the directions below--keep these because the dimensions can be used with any Designer Series Papers for any occasion.

Following the directions is the supply list--click on any of the item pictures or the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store.  Remember to use this month's Host (PUKPWHXA) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase. You'll also be able to select a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog for each $50 in product that you purchase. (Remember too that for each 4 Freebies you earn from SU--you'll receive a bonus reward from me--a box of chocolates and a $5 coupon)

Here are the directions:

1. Fold the mini Pizza Box together--it doesn't require any adhesive.

2. Cut your favorite Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; adhere to top of pizza box with liquid glue (#110755).

3. Cut 4 pieces of matching designer paper 7/8 x 3 1/4; adhere these to the sides of the box with liquid glue.

4. Cut a heart from a coordinating paper with the large heart in the Sure Do Love You thinlets; cut a small heart from gold glimmer paper with one of the small heart dies in the set.  Layer these to the top center of the box with liquid glue. (Note: now is the time to fill your box with chocolates, jewelry, or other treats)

5. Cut 22" pink tinsel trim and tie around box with the bow centering the hearts.

Your box is ready for giving!

Here's the supply list:


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!