Stamping At Your Convenience!

Are there times when you can't make it to class but want to stamp...well here's Stamping At Your Convenience!

It's called Sandi's Simply Stamping -- because you only stamp (and maybe color depending on the card design) All the other work will be prepared for you. (You'll only need stamps/inks, adhesive, wet embossing supplies/coloring supplies depending on the card design)

Here's how it works:

*I post the cards (2 designs) and the stamp set to be used with that set. Your order must be placed no later than Jan 20th.

*When you place your order I'll email you the complete list of supplies in case you need/want to purchase any.**

*By Feb 20th your packets will be ready for pick up (no shipping charge) or will be mailed to you (flat rate small box fee).

What's nice about this? can take this on vacation or do it at home, add to your card stash, stamp in the middle of the night if you want to--any time anywhere!

Second--all the Big Shot work and punching will be done for you--all the dry embossing (folders) and die cuts will be in your supply packet.

Third--you can use what you have on hand or you can use the stamp sets I use. All the embellishments used will be included in your packet--for example, this month the candle embellishments on the cupcake card will be included--we'll be able to use some really great embellishments!

Fourth--you'll also receive paper envelopes, all the embellishments, and will be emailed the complete directions for making the card with photos of the cards.

Attached is a complete brochure that lets you know what stamp sets will be used for the next 3 SSS. Download Brochure - sandi's simply stamping

Here are January cards using the Birthday Cheer stamp set.--you'll  receive  supplies  for  five  of  each design!Jan-Feb Birthday Cheer 1 Jan-Feb Birthday Cheer

Place your order now--call 410 836 8016 or email's as easy as that!

**If you place an order for supplies that you need online and use this month's Host code (UDWJNNDR) you'll also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

**Remember Sale-a-bration is ongoing through end of March so for each $50 in product that you purchase you'll select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog--stamp sets, dies, designer paper, foil paper, ribbon!

Free Stampin'Up! Butterfly Elements

Today we're creating a super fast note card with the Free Stampin'Up! Butterfly Elements. These little cuties make great fast focal points or use them as additional access points along with other stamping. Butterfly elements
Here's today's card: Butterfly elements notecard

That was the uncolored version and here's what a bit of color added does to the card: Butterfly elements notecard - with color

I also used some of the Botanical Butterfly Sale-a-bration Designer Paper (also FREE) in the background as one of the layers.

These two Sale-a-bration Freebies are not for sale--you get each of them FREE when you purchase $50 in Stampin'Up! fact there are lots of other FREEBIES you can select from also---just click on the Catalogs button and open the Sale-a-bration mini catalog to see all the selections

Using the pre-made Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes means no prep work for the card base---these come in packs of 20 and are ready for stamping plus the paper envelopes are in the package!

I'll give you the quick directions followed by the Supply list-- hit the Shop Now button at the side or click on one of the product images and you'll be in my store.

If you use this month's Host code (UDWJNNDR) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you purchase!

Notecard directions:

1. Cut 3 X 4 1/2 Basic Black cardstock and adhere with liquid glue (#110755) to the notecard base (Whisper White Notecards with Envelopes).

2. Cut 2 7/8 X 4 3/8 designer paper (I used the Botanical Butterfly DSP) and adhere to the black layer. Stamp Just a Note (Butterfly Gala stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink in the lower right corner.

3. If you want to color the woodend butterflies, I used the Dark Poppy Parade Blend marker (small buttterfly) and the Dark Calypso Coral Blend marker (large butterfly). There are alcohol markers and the ink dries instantly.

4. Adhere the butterflies to the card front with glue dots.

Your notecard is ready for sending!


Extra Stampin'Up! Freebies


It's a new year and a new mini which means opportunities for Extra Stampin'Up! Freebies.

First: January - March is Sale-a-bration
*For each $50 in product that you purchase, you select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog (click on Catalog butt to see the free stuff--or check out the images below)---stamps, designer paper, foil paper, embellishments, and framelits!

*PLUS if you purchase through me or my online store--for each 4 Freebies you earn from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a lovely hand-stamped box of great chocolates AND an extra $5 coupon for Stampin'Up! products!!! There's no limit to the number of $5 coupons you can earn.

Second: Extra Hostess Rewards

If you are hostessing a class in my studio during Sale-a-bration (Jan - March) and your class orders total $250, you will receive an additional $25 Host Rewards from Stampin'Up!

I have one hostess opportunity during Sale-a-brations that is still available--March 1st-- call now 410 836 8016 or email me at to reserve this date for your own class. 

Don't live near me (Forest Hill, MD)? No a virtual class. We'll get a host code for you....ask your fellow stampers/family/friends for orders (we have the new mini with tons of new stuff in there) .  They place orders online using your host code and you earn regular Host Rewards PLUS Sale-a-bration Host Rewards!! Contact me today (410 836 8016) and we'll set this up for you! (Note: when your friends place an online order the order is shipped directly to them)

Third: If you place an online order through my store and use this month's Host code (UDWJNNDR), you will receive $5 in Stampin'UP! products from me for each $50 in product that you purchase!!

Stampers, it just doesn't get any better than that! You can experience tons of EXTRA FREEBIES during Sale-a-bration---order now--click that Shop Now Button and get to shopping!

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Here are the SAB freebies you can earn!

Stampin'Up! Big Shot Die Image Organization

Today I'll show you how I manage my Stampin'Up! Big Shot Die Image Organization!

With the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini catalog products I've collected tons of new thinlets and framelits. I often can't remember which leaf die is in which set framelits. So I've developed a system that will help me quickly identify what images are in which set of framelits! Here's a close up of one set of dies... Single

I took the die set (Catch of the Day) and if there was a coordinating stamp (Best Catch) I stamped the image on cardstock and then die cut it. This way I'll know what stamps have a coordinating die. If there is no coordinating stamp I simply cut the image with the die.

I cut a contrasting piece of cardstock 6 X 5 1/2 (this way you get 2 pieces from a single sheet of cardstock) --this size will fit in one of the Stampin'Up! 6 X 8 cello bags (Item #102210, 50 bags in a pack). I adhere the cutouts on this cardstock and slip it in the cello bag. 

I cut another piece of cardstock (I used white) 3 X 6 1/4, scoring the long side at 1 1/2 inches.  On one side of this "header" I write the name of Suite/Dies/Stamps, the page number in the catalog...and now that I'm thinking about it---I would also include the name of the catalog.

Fold this piece on the score line and staple it to the top of the cello you have all the images and the relevant info about this set of dies. 

I'm storing mine in a plastic shoebox but one of my stampers thought it would be great to file it in a 6 X 8 album (#144764, p. 195 in the Annual catalog) which is an awesome suggestion!

Here are several of the ones that I have completed. Multiple

Now when I need a leaf die, I can quickly thumb through the cello bags and find just the right die in seconds rather than trying to see what they look like and what size they are in the catalog or opening up the die envelope and rustling through the dies...that just takes too much time for me. I need something quick and far, I've loved the efficiency of this!

Speaking of the new Occasions mini catalog...there are tons of great new products...if you don't have your own copy and would like me (just hit the button) and we'll get one to you. (In the meantime click on the Catalogs button and see them online)

Also, did you know that Jan - March is Sale-a-bration? For each $50 in product that you spend you can select something free from the SAB mini brochure---stamps, framelits, wooden elements, designer paper, foil!

Plus if you shop with me,  for every 4 SAB rewards you earn from Stampin'Up!, you will receive  a hand-decorated box of chocolates and a $5 coupon for Stampin'Up! products.

And, if you order online and use the current host code (UDWJNNDR) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me!

So, let's get started earning those Sale-a-bration rewards and the $5 Stampin'UP! products....go hit that Shop Now button and order you favorites from the new Occasions mini and the Annual Stampin'Up! catalog! Happy shopping!!

Stampin'Up!'s "Well-Said" and "Well-Written"

Today we're looking at Stampin'Up!'s "Well-Said" and "Well Written"--two new products from the Occasions mini catalog--along with another new set--"To Have and to Hold."  We're actually going to use a secondary image from this last set to highlight what we want to "say well." which is "Thank You."

Last week we did a very quick and easy Thank You card --this week we're diving into the new stuff because the Occasions mini catalog is LIVE today! That's right, we can order to our hearts content starting right now!

If you have not received your Occasions mini or your Sale-a-bration mini, contact me for your FREE copies.If you want to see them right now--click on the Catalogs button at the side of this post.

I'm sure you received some acts of kindness over the holidays and it's a really nice idea to tell those givers how much you appreciate their here's today's Thank you card: Blog 1-4-19

I'm going to give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply List. Just click on Shop Now or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order what you want.

*We are in Sale-a-bration--for each $50 product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog (note: there are some freebies that require a $100 purchase...they are near the back of the SAB mini)
*Plus if you use this month's Host Code (UDWJNNDR) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

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

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 C 5; cut Powder Pink cardstock 2 1/4 X 2 3/4; lay this piece in the center of the white cardstock and stamp the flower arch (To Have and to Hold) in Memento ink over the top and bottom of the pink piece.  Use the Blends (Light & Dark Poppy Parade, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green and Dark Daffodil Delight) to color the images.

3. With approximately 14" of Grapefruit Grove Ribbon (free Sale-a-bration ribbon #149623) and tie around the white cardstock. Attach this piece to the card base with dimensionals (#104430).

4. Cut "thanks" and "you" from Gold Glimmer cardstock with the Well Written dies...attach to Pink cardstock with liquid glue (#110755). Stamp "sending" and "to" in Memento ink ---see card picture for placement. Attach this piece with dimensionals to the center of the card base.

You are ready to send your 'thanks.'