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August 2015

Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!

The Stampin'Up! Holiday mini catalog is here!  Here's what the cover looks like!


If you don't have one in your hands--get in touch with me and I'll get one to you.
I'm having 2 Holiday mini debuts--we are going to roll out the new products with tons of fun, samples, door prizes, give-aways, and prizes!!

Beginning next week, you'll want to stop by my blog on Tuesdays and Fridays to check out some of the great samples of cards, tags, and giftable items.

As part of the debut fun, I have prepared snack packs for each guest---here's a hint--the base is the baker's box----next Friday stop by  my blog and see how I decorated the Baker's box to fit the celebration theme..I'll show you a picture and give you directions so  you can reproduce it.

Next Tuesay, I'll show you one of the samples--something you can also re-create--so you won't want to miss Tuesdays and Fridays on my blog for the next few weeks....there will be new products, new samples and lots of directions that will be easy to follow.

I like to get my holiday gifts, cards and tags completed before the holiday crunch begins...that way I have a chance to enjoy all the stop by and I'll help you get started so you too will be able to enjoy the holidays without the last minute crunches!  See you next Tuesday with a new sample.

Don't forget, if you have not yet received your Holiday mini, contact me and I will get one to you ASAP---it is truly the most awesome mini Stampin'Up! has had for several years!

Circle of Spring on a Pool Party Fence!

I just love the Pool Party color of the fence with those little touches of Eggplant in the perky little wreath from the Stampin'Up! Circle of Spring set! Want to learn how to create this little beauty? The directions are below and the supply list is at the bottom

8-25-15 Pool Fence Circle of  Spring

1. Cut Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and score the long side at 4 1/4 (this is the card base).

2. Cut four pieces of Pool Party Cardstock at 1 X 5 1/4 and snip one end of each to look like a picket; cut two pieces of Pool Party at 3/4 X 4 1/8 (these are the horizontal cross pieces of the fence). Stamp all six pieces withe Pool Party using the Hardwood stamp. Now adhere the fence pieces to the card front using multipurpose liquid glue for the vertical pieces and dimensionals for the horizontal pieces.

3. On a 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece of white cardstock stamp the wreath (Circle of Spring stamp set) in Wild Wasabi Classic ink and immediately sprinkle with clear embossing powder; heat with heat tool until shiny.

4.On a 2 X 2 piece of white cardstock, stamp the bow in Versamark, sprinkle with Clear embossing powder and heat with heat tool until shiny.

5. Using the Wonderful Wreath framelits, cut out the bow and the wreath.

6. Using the Aqua Painters, color the wreath and bow using Pool party, Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay Classic inks.

7. Adhere the wreath to the fen with a dimensional and adhere the bow to the top of the wreath with multipurpose glue. Adhere tiny pearls to the flower centers.

You are finished! Enjoy

Now here's the supply list---order your supplies to create this card by using the Shop Now button!


Memory Keeping at its best!

I know you have pictures that are tucked away gathering dust and not being enjoyed--we all do--join the club. Speaking of clubs, we have a group of ladies you gather every 3rd Friday of the month to create a 12 X 12 two-page spread. At the end of the year, they have a full album of gorgeous pages that can be placed in an album and given as a truly awesome gift to someone dear.  When they leave the class, they have completed the 2 pages and are ready to insert are the pages for this month:

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Now you can join this "club" at any time and you too can create these beautiful pages. It's pretty easy, I do the design work, I cut the cardstock and give you all the supplies you need. You come enjoy the relationships you will build with the other Memorykeepers while you put together these pages. We do it step by step and you can enjoy the process as well as the finished project.

You do need reservations...the next class is this evening at 7PM. Can't make this one? The next class is (always the 3rd Friday of the month) September 18th. Put it on your calendar now to reserve the date and contact me at 410 0836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping to reserve a space.

See you soon!

Picture Perfect

You have the perfect pictures and I have the perfect solution for keeping them in a beautiful presentation mode so you can enjoy them and share them with your family and friends. We use Stampin'Up! stamps, inks, cardstock and more to create these awesome memory keeping pages...

Check out these pages!

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Every month on the 3rd Friday, we create a 12 X 12 two-page spread. If you come every month, at the end of the year you have a beautiful set of pages that can be a completed photo memory-keeping album which you can keep for your own, or you can give as a very special gift to someone special!

Some of the ladies use the 12 X 12 frames or the 12 X 12 hanging stands--each month they display another set of pages with new  pictures. They keep the memories fresh and enjoy looking back on past creations.

These are the pages we will be creating this Friday evening (August 21st, 7-9:30PM). If you'd like to join us, you must have a reservation! Call now 410 836 8016 and reserve a space, join the fun and create a special gift.

Watercolor Wash Stampin'Up! Stamp

Take a good look at the background on this card---see the 2 inks and the "wash" effect that makes it look like the fish is swimming through the water?  This is done with this awesome new stamp called Watercolor Wash---it's super's how!

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1. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Island Indigo cardstock, score at 4 1/4 on long side (card  base. Cut 5 1/4 X 4 Basic Black cardstock and adhere to card front with multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 white cardstock--we're going to stamp on this.

3. Ink up a brayer (#102395) with Pool Party ink and brayer over the Watercolor Wash stamp--stamp on white cardstock. Clean the stamp and the brayer--ink up again with Pear Pizazz ink and stamp over the Pool party--offset the image just a bit....background is completed--see how quick that was?

4. Stamp the seaweed (By the Tide stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black in both lower corners.

5. Stamp the fish (By the Tide stamp set) in Island Indigo right above the seaweed. Adhere a couple of rhinestones as if they are bubbles leaving the fish mouth.

6. Stamp Happy Birthday (Sassy Salutations) in Versamark ink (#102283) in the upper part of the white cardstock; sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Adhere the stamped cardstock to the cardfront.

Done! Enjoy

Here's your shopping list to order now using the Shop Now button!



Brushstroke Background Stamp

Check out this that striped background? It's really easy with the new Brushstroke background stamp....

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Here's how to create this card and the supply list is below--you can purchase your supplies through the Shop Now button

1. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Tip Tip Taupe cardstock and score at 4 1/4 on the long side (cardbase)

2. Cut 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 Blushing Bride cardstock; adhere to cardbase front with multipurpose liquid glue.

3.Cut 5 1/4 X 4 Shimmery White cardstock. 

4. With Daubers, ink up with Tip Top Taupe and dauber ink on every 3rd stripe of the stamp; using Blushing Bride ink (and a new dauber) ink up each strip next to the Taupe inked stripe; using Watermelon Wonder ink (and a new dauber) ink up each strip left uninked. (You may want to huff your breath over the stamp to re-wet--I have never found this necessary but if you find when you stamp that your ink is not laying down well--this is a good remedy). Now stamp the Shimmery white cardstock.

5. Adhere this piece to the card front.

6. Using a scrap piece of black cardstock, cut out hello with the Greetings thinlets and adhere to the bottom of the card front with liquid glue.

7.Punch 2 Bitty Butterflies from scrap Watermelon cardstock and adhere to the left of the card front with glue dots. If you like bling--add a couple of rhinestones.

8. Using Dazzling Diamonds glimmer  paper, cut a big butterfly using the Butterflies Framelits and add a large Rhinestone (see picture)

9. Now for some real fun: Taking your 3 large butterflies stamps (Watercolor Wings) stamp on shimmery white card stock in 3 layers as follows:
    A. solid image in Blushing Bride ink
    B. wing outline in Watermelon Wonder ink
    C middle layer in Tip Tip Taupe ink
Now cut this out with the Bold Butterflies framelits; adhere to right cardfront and layer Dazzling Diamond buttterfly over it--using glue dots!

Done! Enjoy

Here's your shopping list--order your supplies now using the Shop Now button:

Happy Notes!!

 Need a clean, simple, happy card? Try this just brings a light-hearted smile to your face just looking at it--whoever receives this card will enjoy it's simple warmth.

Happy Notes

Want to make it?

1. Cut Marina Mist cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 (score long side at 4 1/4)--this is the card base.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; stamp the Happy Notes stamp in Marina Mist Classic Ink (note: the stamp will go off the cardstock so position it so that the image appears as you want it to look on the cardstock).

3. Stamp Happy Birthday (Watercolor Words) in Lost Lagoon classic ink in about the middle of the Happy Notes image.

4. On scrap Whisper White cardstock stamp the flower image (from Watercolor Words stamp set) 3 times, stamp the leaf image in Wild Wasabi Classic in two times. Hand cut these with the paper snips (#103579--these are the best buy of the century--you need these for hand cutting made easy!)

5. Adhere these in a bunch under the greeting with dimensionals. Tie a bow from approximately 6 inches of Smoky Slate thick twine and adhere to the base of the flower 'bunch' with a glue dot.

6. Punch 2 butterflies from scarp So Saffron cardstock, pull wings together and grab a glue dot on the tummy--adhere above the greeting. Adhere a small Rhinestone to the top center of the butterflies! 

7. Adhere this Whisper White layer to the Marina Mist card base with your favorite adhesive.

 And you are done! Now mail this little beauty to someone whose day will be brightened immeasurably because YOU were thinking of them! (and you made this lovely card for them too!)


Cottage Greeting Cards - Let's Make Them!

Need to have a stash of gorgeous cards that are so quick to make that you can complete a single card in less that 10 minutes--5 minutes is probably closer to reality--but let's just say you take 5 minutes to decide which of the 3 designs to actually make and send!

Here's what they look like up close...


Everything that you need is included in the kit except a greeting stamp set, ink (to stamp the greeting) and adhesive (dimensionals are included in the kit). The kit even contains the Stampin'Up! quality envelopes with the silver foil liners--the look is super classy.

The cardstock is embossed with silver foil and is the heavy weight cardstock--like the new Heavy Whisper White cardstock in the new catalog.

Did I mention that there are pictorial directions in the kit--but you can just look at the pictures on the front of the kit or in the catalog and see how easily they are assembled.(Note: the fancy designs that you see are all complete for you ready to push out of the sheet of die cut designs--just adhere to the card)

The wood grain is actually thin sheets of wood that really make these cards stand out as special.

I've listed the 3 types of adhesive for ease of selection. I recommend the glue dots for the sequins--but tiny dots of liquid glue will also do the job--just let them dry well.  Fast Fuse will adhere wood panels as will the liquid pick the one(s) you enjoy working with.

The "Price is Right"--$16 for 15 just can't beat that price!

So, we have Quick, Easy, Affordable, and all inclusive (except for greetings, inks and adhesive of choice)---sounds like a dream come true...and here's a video to help you with assembly!

Cottage Greetings Card Kit

Here's what you order right now through the Shop Now button: