Tri-Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper

Today we'll be creating with Tri-Colored Stampin'Up! Glimmer Paper! Did you know Glimmer paper came in triple-colors?  Well, it doesn't, but we can create that ourselves---and the best part is that we can create it in whatever colors match our project! It doesn't get any better than that.

Now take a look a this tree silhouette... Tree silhoutte card

Isn't that amazing?  The Granny Apple Green merges into Pumpkin pie which merges into Crushed Curry...what an array of colors and what a spectacular focal point for the card. With that image you really don't need much else except a greeting which is exactly what I did.

The coloring is performed with the Stampin'Up! Classic ink pads and the sponge daubers. Because of the rough surface of the Sparkle glimmer paper the best technique is to bounce (or pounce) the color on instead of rubbing the dauber on the paper.  I find that if I hold the dauber on the ink pad for a count of 5--that's enough time for ink to absorb onto the sponge. Then I deposit the ink in a straight down motion (not rubbing). I keep up this process until I have the depth of color I want. Remember that when the ink dries on the paper it lightens a little bit--so go for darker and as it dries it becomes a bit lighter.

I'll give you the complete directions below followed by a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember to use this month's host code (9EAGCTMM) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 X 3 3/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 7/8 x 3 5/8; stamp Happy Birthday (Beautiful Day stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink (see pic for placement).

4. Cut a 4 X 5 Sparkle Glimmer paper; with daubers (use separate one for each color) apply Granny Apply Green ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, and Crushed Curry ink working from left to right lengthwise. Daubering
When depth of color is what you like, cut the tree silhouette (Sweet Silhouettes) using a die cut machine. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue.

5. Adhere 3 green rhinestones (Noble Peacock rhinestones).

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - Take 2

Today we'll be using the  Perennial Essence DEsigner Sreies Paper  to create an amazing Gift Card. Ever  get caught with a really perfect gift, stuff it in a gift bag, and oops! forgot to get a Gift Card (and we definitely want the recipient to know that awesome gift is from me!). Never fear...that Perennial Essence Paper comes to the rescue...this paper has 6 fabulous designs and you can cut just about anywhere on any of them and have a perfect Gift Card design. Here's the one I created: 6-21-19 Blog Perennial Essesnce DSP Gift Card

Remember Tuesday I mentioned how hard it was to make that first cut--well today was not nearly so traumatic...once I had that first cut out of the way I'm ready to cut into every piece. So today I'm using one of the other designs for the Gift Card. One really great supplementary product is the 3 X 3 envelopes available in the catalog...so I don't even have to make my own!

I will give you the step by step  directions for creating this lovely simple card and they I'll provide the supply list. 

Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now and you can create this  card yourself.

Remember, when you place an online order if you use this month's Host Code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, remember if you want to join the new In Color club you must do that before 6/30/19...check out the details here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/06/get-the-new-stampinup-in-colors-on-a-budget.html

Directions for card:

1. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 X 6, score the long side at 3 (card base)

2. Cut Silver Glimmer cardstock 2 3/4 X 2 3/4, adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Perennial Essence designer paper (pick your favorite pattern) 2 5/8 X 2 5/8; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Using Wink of Stella, highlight the brushstrokes on a few of the flowers (you can't see this in the picture)---this will bring those flowers to life.

5. Cut 'Love' from Sparkle Glimmer paper (die from Well Written die set); adhere to card front with liquid glue. 

Your card is complete and ready for attaching to your gift bag--you'll definitely get raves about this one.

Supplies: Click on one of the product images below and order your supplies now to create this beauty:


Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Today we'll create a card using Perennial Esssence Designer Series Paper that looks like a million dollar card! 6-18-19 Blog Perennial Essence DSP card

Isn't that gorgeous...and it only takes a couple of minutes to create this beauty because the designer paper does all that hard work for us. This paper is designed from a painting that has been transformed into this gloriously rich set of papers...each of the six designs is a stand-alone piece. In class this past weekend the ladies thought it was reminiscent of Monet's work.

I have to say that it was very difficult for me to make that first cut--once I accomplished the first cut and saw how awesome it looked on the actual card I was ok with the cutting. So I completely understand the angst of that first cut! (My recommendation is to purchase 2 packs---one to "keep" so I'll always have it and the other one to actually use.) Some day I might be able to cut into that first pack but today I just need to know I own it. (If you are not a conn0isseur of Designer Paper you will most likely not understand how I feel about "ownership"--LOL)

I will give you the step by step  directions for creating this lovely simple card and they I'll provide the supply list.  Hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now and you can create this  card yourself.

Remember, when you place an online order if you use this month's Host Code (9EAGCTMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, remember if you want to join the new In Color club you must do that before 6/30/19...check out the details here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2019/06/get-the-new-stampinup-in-colors-on-a-budget.html

Directions for card:

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

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 5 1/8 X 3 7/8, adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Perennial Essence designer paper (pick your favorite pattern) 3 3/4 X 5; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

4. Using Wink of Stella, highlight the brushstrokes on a few of the flowers (you can't see this in the picture)---this will bring those flowers to life.

5. Cut 'Happy' from Sparkle Glimmer paper (die from Word Wishes die set); adhere to card front with liquid glue. Add 3 pink rhinestones (Noble Peacock rhinestones) around Happy.

Your card is complete and ready for sending--you'll definitely get raves about this one.

Supplies: Click on one of the product images below and order your supplies now to create this beauty:


A Great Storage Solution for Stampin'Up! Ink Refills

Today we're going to look at A Great Storage Solution for Stampin'Up! Ink Refills! Last week we discussed some great solutions for embellishment storage which prompted one of Sandi's stampers to share with us how she stores her Stampin'Up! Classic Ink Refill bottles.. Angie Gittles is the author of this solution...here's a picture of how she does it.... Half case for ink refills blog

As you can see she's using the Half Wide Stampin'Up! stamp cases...five refill bottles will fit in one case...good news is that these half-wide stamp cases will fit wonderfully in the new Stampin'Up! storage open cubes. Storage cases
(The unfortunate news is that the cubes are currently not orderable until we get a new supply--they are super popular). But never fear...you can order the half-wide cases now, get them ready to go and enjoy the organization of your refill bottles right now.

Angie, has done a wonderful job in preparing printed labels for her cases...I would probably be in too much of a hurry to do that neat job so I'd just have to settle for hand written labels..I really wish I had that much patience....maybe one day when I get organized! LOL Thanks very much to Angie for sharing her awesome solution with us today!

If you have a storage solution that you'd like to share--please email a picture of it, explain any pros and cons of using it and we'll share it with our fellow stamps--one day all of our stamp areas will be completely organized!!!

Below is the product code for the supply items...note--if you want to keep an entire family of refills in one case you will need to order the Full Wide stamp cases--you can place ten refill bottles in one Full wide case. These will not fit in the storage open cubes but they do stack very nicely along side storage units and are quite handy to grab sitting next to your work area.

Order your supplies today...click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store or click on one of the product images below and order yours now.

Remember, if you place an online order using this month's host code (9EAGCYMM) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Order your supplies now:


Get the New Stampin'Up! In Colors on a Budget!

Did you know you can Get the New Stampin'Up! In Colors on a Budget!

In Colors 2019-2020

Here are those lovely five new colors that we have to play with this year

If you are like most of us, we want them all and we want them soon! You can join the In Color Club and each month you'll receive one color of the following products:

*Cardstock
*Classic Ink Pad
*Classic Ink Refill
*Stampin'Write marker
*Ribbon

Plus:

*In month #2 pack of the Faceted Dots
*In month #5 pack of the In Color Designer Series Paper
Plus:
*In month 5 a FREE pack of multi-colored cardstock
(which gives you an equivalent of 5% discount on all the above)

See below pictures of all these products

Great news: you can select the order in which you receive the colors!! That's fun
(Note: Purple Posy Ink is currently under review for quality issues--
so don't select that in #1 or #2 just to make sure
you receive all the products in those months)

How do you join the club?

(Monthly Fee for 5 months: $40.58 includes shipping/tax on products you pick up at my studio)

*Download the brochure, complete and return to me Download In Color Club
(mail to Sandi Hartka@313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050 OR
scan and email to sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com_

or

*Just Call 410 836 8016

or

*Just Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

But wait--how long is the offer available? 

Last chance to order on a budget is June 30th--Do it now!!!

Product in the In Colors on a Budget Club: