A Tricky Sticky Tip

Today I'm going to show you A Tricky Sticky Tip that was shared with us by one of my stampers, Barbara Howe. Barb, thanks very much for sharing this great tip!

Our tip is used when we create a card by stamping on separate pieces that make a whole picture and then separating them like this...

Card

Here's the neat trick---the 4 pices of cardstock

Cut into 4

...are turned to the back side and a couple of pieces of washi tape are used to form one piece (note we don't have  washi tape in the catalog--dig out your old supplies--if you really don't have any then use removeable scotch tape)

Washi
...turn back to front side and stamp image--press firmly

Colored

...then gently pull off the washi tape and adhere to the next layer of cardstock

Pulled apartIt's a good tricky sticky technique that let's you get a perfectly stamped image with little effort.

I'll give you the full directions for creating this card followed by the Supply List...remember if you place an online order using this month's host code N2K4FHDC you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products selected by me for each $50 of product that you purchases.

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 Whisper White cardstock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8, put through Old World Paper folder, adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 3/4 X 2 3/8; cut Seaside Spray 2 1/4 X 4 5/8; adhere together with liquid glue.

4. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 x 2;

   *Cut into four 1" pieces
    *Adhere 2 strips of washi tape to the backside
    *Stamp birds in Memento ink; color with Light/Dark Seaside Spray, Light Shaded Spruce, Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Soft Suede, and Light Daffodil Blends. 
    *Adhere to Seaside Spray with liquid glue.
    *Adhere one of each of the three sizes of rhinestone in an approximate triangle
    *Adhere this layer to the black layer with liquid glue

5. Cut approximtely 15" Misty Moonlight twine, wrap around the multilayer and tie in a bow on the front; secure bow with a glue dot.

6. Adhere this unit to card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending!

SupplyListClick on any product image below and you'll be in my store...order what you need to create this card...2 of these products are available June 3rd (from the new big catalog)--the Old World Paper 3d folder and the twine from Flowers For Every Season ribbon combo:


Rooted in Nature Card Tutorials

Rooted in Nature - Card Tutorials

- 3 Step by Step Tutorials with pictures

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
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Here's one of the cards we'll be creating
 
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Say Au revoir to the French Countryside

Today we're going to Say Au revoir to the French Countryside. This is the last day we are guaranteed to be able to order the French Countryside stamp set---after today--it' only while supplies last because this lovely set is retiring...

4-18-20 French Countryside

At first when I saw this set I was intimidated with all the "coloring" that appeared to be needed and then I thought--actually that lovely home would be a great background...and so, it is. There is only just a bit of coloring for the birdhouse--but I think you could even skip that if you didn't want to color at all. And....for those of you who don't like embossing...just stamp the greeting in black or maybe a bright color.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the Supply list so you can purchase what you need to create this pretty card.

Remember, if you place an online order and use this month's host code (N2K4FHDC) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product that I select for you for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Early Espresso 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, sco1. re long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/8 X 5 1/2; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Crumb Cake 3 X 5 1/2; stamp the house in black in (e.g.Memento); adhere this unit to the card front centered over the black piece with liquid glue.

4. Die cut Very Vanilla with the So Sweetly Stitched Die (2 1/2 X 3 5/8)

    *Stamp birdhouse in Memento ink; color with Light Poppy Parade, Light/Dark Crumb Cake, and Light Old Olive Blends

    *Stamp Happy Birthday (Peaceful Moments stamps) in Versamark, sprinkle liberally with gold embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

    *Adhere 3 Basic adhesive-backed sequins in an approximate triangle)

    *Adhere this picece to left card front with dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending--brighten someone's day with the lovely card.

Supply List:

 

Solution to the Stampin'Up! die case problem!

Today we have a Solution to the Stampin'Up! die case problem!

Last week I was vacuuming (I do this on occasion if it doesn't interfere too much with my stamping) and just before it got sucked up in the vacuum I saw a small die on the floor. Now I'm pretty careful about getting them back in the plastic case after using them but I have found that with handling them some of those small dies do slip out the slit in the case no matter how careful I am--that slit is where the lid tab should be inserted. 

SlitSometimes I even have a tough time getting the tab inserted because the dies are attached to the cardboard insert & the tab gets hung up on the dies. You can see the slit and the dies that are adhered to the cardboard insert & just where the tab tries to insert.

Thumbnail_IMG_1793Soooo, I've discovered this awesome trick that works like a charm-
    *It prevents those dies from coming out of the tab slit
    *It prevents the case tab from getting hung up on the dies inside

 

First....let's  start  from scratch---here's a new set of dies--I just pulled it out the the plastic case & you can see the dies stuck on the cardboard by strips of tape--see it going through the center of the circle dies there:

Dies

Pull off all the dies from the cardboard...now you are left with just that sticky tape --this stuff always sticks to the plastic case when the dies are removed--can be quite annoying when you are trying to get the cardboard back in the case, right? Here's what's left..I know the tape is hard to see ---there are 2 lines of it approximatetly 1 1/2 from the top and bottom of the board here

TapeThen, take a clear envelope (item #102619, 50 envelopes $6.00)*--leave the covering on the flap--you don't need to remove that....

Clear envelopeand lay it on top of the cardboard with the flap laying flat on the cardboard & the opening of the envelope facing you...

Stick on boarsNow, all the sticky tape is covered...it will not stick to the case ---it's completely covered by the clear envelope...you don't need to add any adhesive--that tape that's already there works just fine.

Then, slip all those dies in to the envelope -remember the opening is facing you...

Slip in diesAnd slip the whole thing back in the plastic case...

Slide in caseNow you can tuck in the case flap - it doesn't get caught on the dies sticking up there or on the tape that was previously exposed. Note that the envelope opening is above the slit--so  the dies will not inadvertently slip out of the slit.

On other side of the case you can see the labeling sheet with the name of the dies and other info...

Label on outsideIt's a wonderfully quick & easy fix...all you need are the clear envelopes..that's it! I've been using this system for the past 2 weeks with the new dies from the new catalog & so far I've not had any problems...try it out--let me know what you think!

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Positive Thoughts - Not Your Average Motivational Class!

Positive Thoughts

Not Your Average Motivational Class
(but try it out--I think your motivation will increase dramatically
but if not, you'll still have 3 great card designs!!)

- 3 Tutorials

These cards are lovely---you won't want to miss them!

They can easily be used for any occasion!
 
 
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    *Tutorials
Step by Step directions, photos, supply list
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 You can make the cards now
or
Download the tutorials (with pictures) and make them whenever!
PLUS
If you have any questions you can alway phone (410 836 8016) or email (sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com) for clarification!
 
This stamp set is carrying over from the Jan-Jun mini to the
Big Annual New Catalog coming in June
Dies were also avaliable during Sale-a-bration but will be available again in the big catalog in June
 
3 Tutorials with pictures & Supply List $15
Order Tutorials Now!
 
Call now: 410 836 8016
or
Email; sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com