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Get the Stampin'Up! New Big Catalog FREE!

Do you want to Get the Stampin'Up! New Big Catalog FREE ?5-17-17 catalog coverThere are gorgeous and funny new stamp sets (Wait till you see "You've Got Style"--reminds me of Maxine). Super coordinating accessories and have you seen the new embossing paste? We're going to have a class where we learn the ins and outs of using that. OK, I can go on and on want to get your copy, right?  Here's how...

You can get your FREE copy by 

  1. Stopping by 313 Esther Drive, Forest Hill, Md 21050 (let me know you are coming first, 410 836 8016)
  2. Call 410 836 8016 and I'll mail a free catalog to you (you only pay $5 shipping but you receive a $5 coupon to use on your first order placed by June 30, 2017)
  3. Email: and I'll mail a free catalog to you (you only pay $5 shipping but you receive a $5 coupon to use on your first order placed by June 30, 2017)

You can have your own copy in a couple of days (or sooner if you stop by)! You can order from the new one June 1st!

P.S. There are still some great deals in the retiring products that you can order right now before the are gone's the list in pdf format  Download Retiring_List_US or Excel format  Download Retiring_List_US.  Use the Shop Now button to shop in my store and get those great retiring stamp sets and accessories before they are gone forever!

P.S. You'll want to stop by my blog next week and see some of the clubs available to you --you can get some of these great new products quickly and maybe get some freebies besides!

Fancier but Still Simple

We are playing some more with the new Eastern Palace Suites and a new card Fancy but Still Simple!

If you missed the debut of the new Eastern Palace Suites that are now available check out the post on Monday

The brochure describing all the products in both suites is here  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

Today I played with the thinlits---the layering & the options are almost endless...I used a set of 3 concentric thinlets that do not cut the outer edge but just the inner pieces...check out the card

Eastern Palace Card - Fresh FigThis one uses the new Fresh Fig cardstock---this is going to be a huge hit! Now notice the awesome (and I mean AWESOME) medallion in the center---is that not to die for....get it "die" for...ok, let's move on. As I mentioned, this was a result of layering 3 dies....but as you may recall, sometimes things jump around on the Big Shot platform so I wanted to make sure that they would stay in place (and that if I wanted to play more, that I wouldn't have to position the dies each time). 

Tape thinlits together

Here's the secret...lay the dies cutting side down and use scotch tape across the back...I used about 3 strips. after the dies go through, use your piercing tool to poke through the tape--the tape actually stays in place for many runs through and I didn't have any trouble getting the cardstock out of the die with the tape on there.

So after I created this one I decided to use the same design and go for super elegant and this is the result

Vanilla card with medallion thinlitI'll give you the directions (same for both cards) and following that are the Supplies needed. Use the Shop Now button to purchase what you need through my store...use this month's Hostess code (7MQNATZF) and get your name in the drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! product!

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

2. Cut Fresh Fig cardstock 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; dry emboss with the Sparkle embossing folder; adhere to the card base front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut gold glimmer paper 3 1/2 X 3 1/2; cut Very Vanilla cardstock 3 3/8 X 3/3/8--adhere to gold glimmer with glue dots.

4. Cut Fresh Fig 3 1/4 X 3/1 4, use Medallion set (see above picture) to cut the medallion in the center. (sandwich: Precision base place, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad.)   Adhere to the vanilla layer with liquid glue. Adhere a gold Metallic Enamel dot to center of medallion. Adhere unit to card front using liquid glue.

5. Stamp Happy Anniversary (Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Fresh Fig ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Punch out with Classic Label punch; adhere under medallion with dimensionals.

Your card is completed.

Here is the Supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies through my store.

Fast and Fancy


We've got new toys to play with so I made something Fast and Fancy for you!  The new toys are called Eastern Palace Suite and they are available by Bundle only (there are 2 bundles--one for the beginning crafter and one for the avid crafter). 

They include an awesome stamp set, 3 new In Colors (Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide) Ink Pads, Designer Series Paper, Gold Vinyl stickers, and FREE Very Vanilla Note cards & Envelopes. For the Avid Crafter the bundle includes these extras: cardstock pack (has Tranquil Tide, Dapper Denim and Fresh Fig), Mini Tassels,  and Eastern Medallion Thinlets, plus Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (FREE).  

Eastern Palace Designer Paper

The full description is in the brochure atttached here  Download Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

These bundles are available from May 1st - 31st--after that, the items are available in the new catalog but not at bundle price!

And obviously....the Free Notecards & Envelopes nor the Thick Very Vanilla cardstock will not be FREE!

Here's a Fast and Fancy card I created to get us started (tune back Friday for something fancier)!

Eastern Palace Card with tassels
I'll give you the directions for this cute card which goes together very quickly--but isn't it pretty? I just love tassels. Then I'll give you the Supply List. Use the Shop Now button to order the bundles (remember bundle prices are only valid until 5/31)

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

2. Cut Eastern Palace Designer Paper 4 1/4 X 3 and adhere to card base with multipurpose liquid glue. 

3. Cut Tranquil Tide cardstock 1/2 X 4 1/4 and adhere with liquid glue above the designer paper.

4. Cut 16" Natural Trim Gold, tie around the card front in a knot. Cut about 8" white twine and loop the Tranquil Tide and metallic gold tassels on, then tie around the knot.

5. Stamp "to think of you is to smile" in Tranquil Tide ink. Adhere 3 gold Metallic Enamel shapes in a triangle.

Your card is complete---imagine what you can do with the other designer series paper designs!

Here are the supplies, use the Shop Now button to order your supplies (use this month's Hostess code 7MQNATZF be entered in the $50 Stampin'Up product drawing).

Is it a balloon bouquet or a bouquet of balloons?

I was playing with the Balloon Bouquet punch & created this card--Is it a balloon bouquet or a bouquet of balloons? Check it out: Balloon bouquet

I love to find ways to use our stamps & punches to create unexpected images...this one happens to be a great card for just about any occasion...birthday, thinking of you, thank you, get well, anniversary...just change the color scheme to fit your mood!

And none of the supplies are retiring...this means that you can still get them! 

Speaking of retiring, get a copy of the retiring product list click here for Exel file  Download Retiring_List_US or here for pdf version  Download Retiring_List_US.  Please don't wait to order items...some of them are already out of stock.

I recommend ordering right away online. Use the Shop Now button and shop from my store...use this month's Hostess Code Z9DFV4T and be entered in the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate at the end of the month. 

Her are the directions to make the card:

1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2" (card base) & adhere to the card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Stamp 5  large balloon dots (Balloon Celebration set) in Crushed Curry on Daffodil Delight cardstock & punch out with Balloon Bouquet punch (large balloon). Sponge edges balloon with Crushed Curry ink. Punch a Daffodil circle with the 3/4" circle punch;  adhere the balloons in a circle using the center of the 3/4" circle as the focal point.

3. Punch a 3/4" circle from Basic Black cardstock & adhere to the flower center.

4. Draw a "flower stem" using the Basic Black Stampin'Write marker in the lower center of the cardbase.  Add the flower with dimensionals to the top of the stem.

5l Stamp the small balloon dots two times in Always Artichoke on Garden Green cardstock & punch out with the small balloon on the Balloon Bouquet punch.

6. Adhere these on opposite sides of the stem with liquid glue.

7. Rub the embossing buddy over a piece of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock (Item #101650). Stamp {friend to friend} (from Teeny Tiny Wishes)  in Versamark ink, sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder,  heat with Heat tool until bright shiny gold. Punch out with Classic Label punch & adhere to the cardfront using dimensionals. Add metallic shapes.

Your card is complete! You create one--send me a pic--I want to see your color combo!

Here are the supplies for this card:

Stampin'Up! Catalog Retiring List!

It is now time to say goodby to some of our friends in the Stampin'Up! Catalog Retiring List!

The list is downloadable here (pdf)  Download Retiring_List_US or xl  Download Retiring_List_US

You'll want to check out those "must have" items and get those ordered before the supplies run out.

You'll see some discounts and some not discounted....some items will run out quickly.

I recommend that you order early so that you are not disappointed later.

Remember, if you place your order online and use the Hostess Code Z9DFJV4T, your name will be entered in the monthly drawing for $50 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 you purchase in products online.

Use the Shop Now button to place your order now!

I will be happy to place your order, however, if it is less that $70, you will be charged the minimum shipping fee of $6.95 or your order can be delayed until other orders totally $70 are received.

Winner of the March $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate

We have a Winner of the March $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate!  Winner

Each month we have a Hostess code and when you place an online order your name is entered into a drawing for each $50 in product that you order...the winner of this certificate for March is....drum roll Valerie Lacoste! Congratulations Valerie!

The code for April is Z9DFJV4T-- just use this code when you check out and I'll get a notification that you placed an order and will automatically enter your name in the drawing--its so easy and Val's going to have a fun shopping spree!

 More news: Keep watch on April 10th, Stampin'Up! is issuing the RETIRING product list--you'll want to snag that and look it over carefully. These will be the products that will no longer be available after May 31st (unless supplies run out before then).  As soon as the list is available, I will be emailing those on my email newsletter list....if you have not signed the button above and sign up now so you won't miss getting this list first!

Warning: We know for sure that the 2015-2017 In Colors (and most of the products that contain them) will be retiring....we are advising stampers to stock up early. We have see in the past that these do run out quickly and once they are gone....they don't return. One of the refills is currently on backorder. So cardstock, inks, refills, designer paper, doilies, markers, and ribbon in these colors will be retiring. Below they are shown--you can click on the ones you need!

Use the Shop Now button and the new Hostess Code Z9DFJV4T and order your supplies right now:


Snappy Stampin'Up! St. Patrick's Day Hat

Do you want to spread some cheer with a Snappy Stampin'Up! St. Patrick's Day Hat? Here's a little cutie that is quick, simple and, is stuffed with chocolate--what else, right? I did say  "spread some cheer."

Shamrock hat
Shamrock hat

Notice the little shamrock is made of Mint Macaron glimmer paper (#143831)-- one of the three new Sale-a-bration Freebies! Just place a order for $50 and you can select it as your freebie through the end of March (or as long as supplies last)!  (The other 2 colors in the pack are Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay---they are totally totally awesome!)

I used 2 of the layering sets of framelits (circles & squares) for this hat. These layering sets are wonderful tools to have in you hip pocket when you need to have just the right size of shape to create your crafty item.  Stampin'Up! also has the ovals and hearts (called Sweet and Sassy).  If you don't have these yet, they are really terrific to have ready for your next projects.

I'm going to give you the step by step directions for this cutie and then the supply list. Don't forget to use this month's online Hostess code (AWSR23GU) when you place your order--for each $50 you purchase in product your name will be entered in a drawing at the end of the month (March 30th) for a $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate.

Here are the directions:

 1. Cut Garden Green cardstock 6 1/2 X 2 5/8; score long side at 2 1/4, cut V wedges from the scored area to help curl it into the hat body. Using your bone folder, curl the piece into a circle by "scraping" it  gently lengthwise. Using multipurpose liquid glue along one short side, curl the cardstock to approximately 1 1/2"diameter---hold while glue sets. Template

2. Bend the body at the score mark with the V's to the inside of the circle.

3. Use the 2 7/8" Layering Circles framelit, cut a circle from Garden Green cardstock. Add liquid glue to underside of the V's in the body and adhere to the center of this circle.

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 1 X 6 1/2"; curl with bone folder in a circle. Glue around body base with the liquid glue.

5. Using the Layering Squares with inner diameter of 3/4" and 1 1/4'' ---cut a buckle from the gold foil paper & glue dot to hat band base.

6. Punch a 1/2" circle from black  cardstock with 1/2" circle punch. Using small heart in the Baker's Box thinlets to cut 3 hearts from Gold Glimmer paper (use Mint Macaron glimmer paper if you have it). Using glue dots, adhere the hearts to the black circle to  represent the shamrock. Cut out the black circle still showing with your paper snips. Buckle and shamrock

7. Hand cut a stem from the  glimmer paper and glue dot this to the back of the shamrock. Slip behind buckle and glue dot in place.

Here's the supply list, use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:

Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Set called Make a Medallion

Wow--one more Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Set called Make a Medallion!  This new set has some interchangeable stamps so you can get really creative! It's a 2-step stamp set which means you can stamp one part and then stamp another stamp over/in that stamp to finish your creation.

Here's the card I created for this set:

Make a Medallion
Make a Medallion stamp set

Again, very simple design but by adding in the Designer Foil Acetate strip--really ratchets the design value up a notch!  I'm always amazed at what a simple addition can do to the overall awesomeness scale (You're aware of the "awesomeness scale" ---that's a Sandyism for "Quick & Simple without much effort" scale! LOL)

If you haven't seen all 3 of the new Sale-a-bration Freebies, you can download them here  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

Get this new stamp free! Use the Shop-Now button, place your order for $50 & select  Glimmer Paper Assortment as your Free item!

Don't forget to use this month's Hostess code (763F3N3M) & be in the drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate!

Also, did I mention that for each 4 SAB freebies you get from Stampin'Up!, you will receive a Sandi's SAB reward (Window Box filled with Ghirardelli chocolate + a $5 Stampin'Up! gift certificate)! Does it get any better?

Here are the directions for this card:

1. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase). Dry emboss the card base front using the Delicate Lace embossing folder.

2. Cut a piece of Foil Designer Acetate 2 1/2 X 5 1/5; adhere to center of card front using a glue dot in each corder.

3. Cut a piece of Gold Glimmer paper using the Layering Circles (scallop circle approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

4. Stamp the medallion in Versamark on Very Vanilla cardstock, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder, heat with Heat Tool until bright shiny gold.

5. Stamp "thanks" in the center using the same ink and embossing powder. Use the next smaller plain circle framelit (Layering Circles) to cut out the stamped image. Adhere this to the gold glimmer circle with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the card front using dimensionals.

Your card is complete!

Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Set called Reverse Words

Now that I've used up my Free Glimmer Paper (not to worry, I've more ordered), I want to show you one of Stampin'Up! New Freebie Stamp Sets called Reverse Words.  It's a 2 stamp set but really pretty cool when you start playing around with it!

Reverse Words stamp set
Reverse Word Stamp Set

Here's the card--speaking of quick and easy--well, maybe I didn't say that but you know I do love to do stuff that is quick and easy, right?

Reverse Words
Reverse Words Stamp Set

See how that "hooray" just fits in the sea scene from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack?  That stamp was just meant to be used there.  Then with the seagulls added at the top--you are pretty much done! And what a fantastic card--this is great for everyone--kids, guys, teens, gals,  co-w0rkers--you name it--it will work!

If you haven't seen all 3 of the new SAB Freebies, download the brochure here  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

To get this very useful new stamp set (Reverse Words), you simply use the Shop Now button at the top of the page (this puts you in my store), place your order (for every $50 in Stampin'Up! product you can select a Sale-a-bration free item).

Don't forget, Sale--a-bration ends March 31st--but all Freebies may not be available that long! Only while supplies last!

AND don't forget to use this month's Host Code (763F3N3M) to be entered in the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up Gift Certificate!

Here are the directions for creating this simple card and the supply list follows:

1. Cut Crumb Cake cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase).

2. Cut Island Indigo cardstock 4 X 5 1/2; adhere to cardbase with multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut the seascape design (Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack) at 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to card front with  liquid glue.

4. Stamp Hooray in Early Espresso Classic Ink at the bottom of the DSP; stamp the seagulls (High Tide stamp set Item#143006) in Archival black ink.

5. Wrap a 24"piece of linen thread twice around the card front and tie in a bow.

Your card is complete! Check out the other scenes in the DSP stack--they are awesome!

Here's the supply list for the card--use the Shop Now button to place your order in my store and you can select the Reverse Words as your Free item when you place a $50 (or more ) order.

Stampin'Up!'s Mint Macaron & Bermuda Bay Glimmer Papers

It's Freakin' Fabulous Friday with samples of Stampin'Up!'s Mint Macaron & Bermuda Bay Glimmer Papers! Oh my goodness, this stuff is flying off the shelves! Remember Sale-a-bration Freebie items are only available while supplies last. Sale-a-bration ends March 31st-- products are not assured to be available that long.

I promised you two more cards using these new colors, here they are:


Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper
Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper
Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper
Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper

Get these new Glimmer Papers free! Use the Shop-Now button, place your order for $50 & select  Glimmer Paper Assortment as your Free item!

Don't forget to use this month's Hostess code (763F3N3M) & be in the drawing for $50 Stampin'Up! gift certificate!

Here are the directions for both cards--use the Shop Now button to get free Glimmer Paper Assortment:

Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper card:

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

2. Cut Bermuda Bay glimmer paper 3 3/4 X 5- using the large dragonfly thinlet, cut dragonfly from center of this piece. (sandwich: Big Shot, Magnetic platform, Precision Base plate, glimmer paper, thinlet, standard cutting pad) Keep the leftover as the next layer of the card (note: trim out larger leftover areas.) Adhere the glimmer rim to the card front using glue dots.

3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; sponge outer edges with Pool Party classic ink. Adhere to the top of  Glimmer Paper using glue dots. Adhere the dragonfly to this layer with dimensional.

4. Stamp "Celebrate" (Beautiful You stamp set) in Archival Black ink. Adhere 3 rhinestones around the dragonfly

Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper Card

1. Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (cardbase)

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to cardbase using multipurpose liquid glue.

3. Cut Succulent Designer Series Paper 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; adhere to the card front using liquid glue.

4. Cut Mint Macaron Glimmer paper 3 1/2 X 2 1/2; using the large Butterflies thinlet, cut out butterfly (sandwich: same as above), Adhere butterfly to the card front using glue dots.

5. Stamp "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock; punch with Classic Label punch--adhere this to a 1/2 X 1 3/4" Mint Macaron Glimmer paper with glue dots; adhere sentiment to bottom of the cardfront with glue dots.

6. Adhere 3 Rhinestones around the butterfly.

Now here's your supply list: