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How to Create a Square Wreath

Today I'm going to show you How to Create a Square Wreath. Square wreath

See how perfectly aligned those flowers are stamped...we're using the Layering Square Framelits as our template. If you remember Tuesday we used the circle framelits--today we're using the square one to keep our square stamping perfectly square. I'll give you the directions to create this card below following by the Supply List. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below to order your supplies now.

Remember:

*The current catalog retires 6/3...many of our favorites are retiring--gone forever. Here's the list from the big catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and from the Occasions mini Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US. Place your order now before your favorites are no longer available.

*If you place an online order and 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.

Card Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11 (score long side at 5 1/2) (card base); Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and dry emboss with the Tufted folder. Adhere this layer to the card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 3/8. Using the square thinlet (1 7/8 outer diameter) placed in the center of this square, draw a light square with a pencil.

3. Stamp the small flower (Abstract Impressions) in Highland Heather on the square. Tip/secret: stamp each flower with the pencil line through the center of the flower---this way each time the flower will be equally above and below the template line. Turn the cardstock to help align the flower on the template--remember to  keep the pencil line coming through the center of the flower. Also, I stamped the corner flowers first and then filled in 2 flowers on each side.

Here are the stamps used from this set: Stamps

4. Stamp the small accent flower in Gorgeous Grape over the top of each above flower. Add Wink of Stella to sparkle it up!

5. Using the small leaf pair stamp randomly in Shaded Spruce.

6. Stamp "many thanks" (Itty Bitty Greetings) in Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406) in the center of the wreath.

7. Tie 9" of Silver edged ribbon in a bow and add to wreath bottom with a glue dot.

8. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of stamped square with liquid glue. Add this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list---click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Let Me Show You How to Do That!

See that perfect circle of flowers---Let Me Show You How to Do That!

Circle Wreath

It's very simple to get those individual stamped flowers in a perfect circle...we're using the Layering Circle Dies (Item #141705) as a template to stamp on. I'll give you the step by step directions below--you'll be amazed how simple and quick this is.

Remember:

*The current catalog retires 6/3...many of our favorites are retiring--gone forever. Here's the list from the big catalog Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and from the Occasions mini Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US. Place your order now before your favorites are no longer available.

*If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

1. Cut Thick Whisper White cardstock 4 1/4 X 11 (score long side at 5 1/2) (card base); Cut Whisper White cardstock 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and dry emboss with the Layered Leaves folder. Adhere this layer to the card base with liquid glue.

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 1/4 X 3 1/4. Using the circle thinlet (2 1/8 inner diameter) placed in the center of this square, draw a light circle with a pencil. Circle pattern

3. Stamp the small flower (Abstract Impressions) in Lovely Lipstick on the circle. Tip/secret: stamp each flower with the pencil line through the center of the flower---this way each time the flower will be equally above and below the circle. Turn the cardstock to help align the flower on the circle--remember to  keep the pencil line coming through the center of the flower.

Here are the stamps used from this set: Stamps

4. Stamp the small accent flower in Real Red over the top of each above flower. Add Wink of Stella to sparkle it up!

5. Using the small leaf pair stamp randomly in Color Me Clover.

6. Stamp "Best Wishes" (Botanical Bliss) in Stazon Jet Black Ink (#101406) in the center of the wreath.

7. Tie 9" of Silver edged ribbon in a bow and add to wreath bottom with a glue dot.

8. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of stamped square with liquid glue. Add this unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list---click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Stampin'Up! Leaf Trim Turns Gold- the Midas Touch Trick!

Stampin'Up! Trim Turns Gold - the Midas Touch Trick! It's a fun and easy trick that will turn that really cute Leaf Trim into a shiny gold amazing trim...here's a close up of what it can look like after you perform the Midas Touch Trick! Gold leaf trim

Fun, right? Below is a card that I trimmed with the golden Leaf Trim...it's really cute in just green but adding that Midas Touch just takes the card to the next level of awesome, right? Gold leaf trim card

It's really easy with the silicone craft pad, Versamark ink, a sponge Dauber, Gold embossing powder and your Heat tool. I"ll give you the step by step directions for the Midas Touch Trick. Following that will be the list of supplies for the the trick and for creating the card too. I'll also provide the measurements for creating the card.

Order your supplies today and remember to use this month's Host code (6AXPWQXE) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Now for the Midas Touch Trick:

1. Place a strip of Leaf Trim on your silicone craft mat (I used glue dots to hold it down -- you can just roll off the glue dots when you are finished).

2. With a sponge dauber dab Versamark ink on the leaves and stem---you don't need to cover the entire leaf---leaving some green showing really sets off the gold. Sprinkle liberally with Gold embossing powder. Remove strip from mat and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold.

The trim is now ready to apply to your project! Isn't it quick and easy! Doesn't that just set off those leaves?

Here are the measurements for the card:

5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)
3 1/2 X 5 1/2 Share What You Love Designer Paper (leaf design)
3 1/8 X 3 1/8 Mint Macaron cardstock
2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Whisper White cardstock
Coloring; Aqua painter with Crumb Cake reinker, Crushed Curry reinker, Old Olive reinker
Stamp set: Animal Outing (this set is retiring from the big catalog June 3)

Here's the supply list for the leaf work and for the card.  Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your suppliesnow.


Here's a great glue trick!

I love intricate die cut designs -- so Here's a great glue trick! for working with them.

One of my favorite die cut designs is from the Flourishing Thinlet set: Die cut

Gorgeous, right? But gluing them onto your project can be messy and a bit tricky sometimes. Of course, the adhesive sheets are a great solution, but I'm going to show you a quick and easy trick if you don't have those on hand (they are retiring from the big catalog). 

You need a silicone craft pad, a dauber, and the multipurpose liquid glue...that's all.

The silicone craft pads are great to working with any glue....snail, glue dots, dimensionals, glue guns, and liquid glue. Just use the pad under any of your projects that use an adhesive...when finished, just roll any residual glue off the pad with your fingers or with a paper towel...it just rolls off.

I'm going to give you the step by step process that I use below and after that is the list of supply items that you'll need.

Remember when you place your online order to use this month's Host code (6AXPWQXE) and you'll recieve $5 in Stampin'Upp! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's the quick and easy glue trick:

1. Cut out your die cut with the die cut machine--I recommend the Precision Base plate (Item #139684) and removing the small bits with the Die Brush (item #144262).

2. Lay the die cut face down (lay it upside down) on the silicone craft mat Silicone craft pad

3. Squirt a puddle of multipurpose liquid glue on the corner of the mat and get a clean dauber Glue + Dauber

4. Dip the dauber sponge gently into the glue (keep the glue amount small) and then dab it gently on the back of the die cut.  Note: do not drag the glue across the die cut--this will deposit small globs of glue in the corners where it will seep to the front of the die cut.  Just dab it on the back. You do NOT need to cover the entire back of the die cut--go for the outer edges and some spots in the center.

5. Let this dry for a couple of minutes (the less glue you apply the shorter the time to dry). When you can touch the back of the die and it just feels sticky but  no glue comes off on your finger...it is ready. Now apply the die cut to your project....and, if it doesn't get placed precisely where you want it, lift it off carefully and re-apply it to your project.  When  this  glue  dries, it  is  clear  but  remains  tacky....thus the  object  is  removable.Press onto project

Isn't that quick and easy? I recommend washing the dauber immediately under tap water so you an use it again. Just  roll off any remaining glue on your mat with your fingers or a paper towell.

Here's the Supply List: Order what you need right now:


Sandi's Simply Stamping Kit #3

Enjoy stamping but don't want to be bothered with designing and doing the prep work? Well, Sandi's Simply Stamping Kit #3 is a great answer to this problem.

You can use the kits anytime anywhere. Have a rainy afternoon, on vacation with no particular plans for the evening, want a break from housework, playing hooky from your job---pull out the Sandi's Simply Stamping Kit and you are ready for some fun without the hassle.

Don't like stamping alone---great, have your stamping buddies order a kit too and you can have your own stamping event right where you are!

I do all the design work, all the cutting, die cutting, punching and you stamp, glue and do the wet embossing (if you like that--otherwise just stamp it). 

This kit is based on Beach Happy--this fun little stamp set is in the Occasions mini and it is retiring. You can still order the stamp set and it is guaranteed to be available until May 24th (and after that while supplies last).

You need to place your order  for the kit with me (not online) before May 20th. When you place your kit order I"ll email you a list of supplies that I am using (in case you want to duplicate this card in the future) and a list of supplies you'll need. You can then order any supplies that you need and be ready when your kit is available on or before June 20th. (Don't live near me...that's ok, I can mail your kit to you via flat rate small box. 

Attached is the flyer for this kit--remember, you must have your order placed by May 20th (no exceptions) Download Beach happy brochure

Here are the cards we'll be making in this kit (yes, both cards are created with the same stamp set--yes, really)

5-20-19 SSS May-June Beach Happy - Chair

5-20-19 SSS May-June Beach Happy - FLower Pot

 

Remember

*Order Sandi's Simply Stampin Kit before 5/20/19 (call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com)

*Click on Shop Now button or on one of the product images below to order your supplies now. 

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you  purchase.

*The retiring list is in effect....remember stamps are guaranteed until May 24th--all other products on the retiring list are only available while supplies last....some products are already out of stock. If you have questions about what is out of stock phone me at 410 836 8016 or email: sandilovesstamping.com, The retiring lists are available for download here Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and here Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US

*Everything is Rosey product medley is available until 5/31 or until supplies run out..the brochure is available here Download 04.01.19_FLYER_Q2_OOP_US

Supplies:

 


Easy Trick Picking Up Stampin'Up Mini Dimensionals

Today I'm going to show you and Easy Trick Picking Up Stampin'Up! Mini Dimensionals! I don't know about you but sometimes those little mini dimensionals are a bit tricky to grab especially if your hands are large like mine. Those little minis are just perfect for some spots and I love using them but sometimes they are somewhat of a challenge to grab, place, and remove the topping!

I was watching some of my stampers hard at work when I saw one of them grab the Take a Pick tool with the piercing tool attachment and attack a mini dimensional. (Thanks to Mary Volpe for this awesome tip!) She was so quick that I almost missed it...so I watched again and, sure enough, in no time she picked it up, placed it, removed the topping and disposed of it. Wow--that was awesome!.

I'm going to describe exactly what she did and show you pictures so you can use this wonderful trick next time you are working with those mini dimensionals.   Below that is the short list of supplies you'll need...

Remember
*Click on Shop Now button or on one of the product images below to order your supplies now. 

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (6AXPWQXE) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you  purchase.

*The retiring list is in effect....remember stamps are guaranteed until May 24th--all other products on the retiring list are only available while supplies last....some products are already out of stock. If you have questions about what is out of stock phone me at 410 836 8016 or email: sandilovesstamping.com, The retiring lists are available for download here Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US and here Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US

*Everything is Rosey product medley is available until 5/31 or until supplies run out..the brochure is available here Download 04.01.19_FLYER_Q2_OOP_US

Mini Dimensional Trick

*Grab your Take a Pick tool and attach the piercing tool Piercing tool accessory

Here's a pad of mini-dimensionals Mini dimensionals

Take your piercing tool and spear through one mini-dimensionals--go for it--give it a good jab Pierce the mini dimensional

Then with a sideways move, remove the mini from the pad (by pulling sideways you'll remove the mini from the remaining dimensionals quickly Pull dimensional off pad

Adhere the dimensional to your project, then with the tip of the piercing tool lift up the edge of the topper (paper topping)Lift off topping

Pierce the topping and dispose in the trash...
Pierce topping and disposeThis whole process takes only a few seconds! Try it out!

Here are the supplies you'll need: Order yours now by clicking on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.


Clever Handy Storage Solution for Die Cuts

Today I'm going to show you a Clever Handy Storage Solution for Die Cuts! But first I want to give credit where it is due--one of my stampers, Jackie Silvestri, has passed this wonderful tip to me and suggested I might like to share it with all of you...so thanks very much to Jackie for her cleverness and her willingness to share with us.

Do you ever prepare some dies cuts and then find you don't need them...they are the wrong size or the wrong color?  But, hey, those are great cuts that you can use later....do you do what I've been doing---just toss them in a box to sort through later? And, if you are like me....I forget what's in the box or am too lazy to sort through a couple of hundred cuts to see if there's one in there I want to use. 

Here's a great way to store them and keep them organized---they'll be just where you need them when you want them....Jackie uses the Clear translucent envelopes in the Stampin'Up! catalog (item #102619)...I'm going to walk you through this clever solution so you can put it into use today! (One of the best parts is there's no labeling involved--I hate labeling stuff!)

Here are some extra die cuts I had left over from a project (note I'm using a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of red cardstock so that you can better see the die cuts---this isn't necessary if you are doing this yourself)

Extra die cuts

They coordinate with this stamp set (Meant to Be in the Occasions 2019 mini catalog) Coordinating stamp set

I slip these die cuts into a clear translucent envelope Slip into envelope

Peel off the seal covering Remove seal cover

Adhere the seal to the inside cover of the coordinating stamp case (note: I put the envelope opening to the back side so the die cuts won't spill out if I drop the case or something) Adhere to case

Then when I need to access the die cuts I just flip the envelope up reach in and pull out what I need and flip the envelope down again--the opening remains to the back to protect against pieces (especially small ones) from falling out. Flip up

Isn't this a clever easy quick solution...no more searching through the scrap box, no more wondering if you had any leftovers, the are right there in the coordinating stamp set box ready for use!

If this was a helpful hint for you, leave me a message below. If you have a helpful hint email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and I may share it with our other stampers---share the wealth!

Remember that the Retiring Lists are published and stamp sets are guaranteed until 5/24, but all other items are only available as long as supplies last...order now before it's too late! Below are the current lists for you to download

Download AC 18-19 Retiring List_US

Download OCC 19 Retiring List_US

When you place an online order and use this month's Host code 6ZXPWQWE you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.  Order those retiring products now before the supply ends...once they are discontinued...they are gone forever!

Supplies: