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October 2019

Christmas Time is Here Suite

Today we'll be using Stampin'Up!'s new Christmas Time is Here Suite! 10.01.19_SHAREABLE_Q4_OOP_NA




 This is a gorgeous coordinating group of products that can be used during the holidays and during ...new year. The suite includes 2 stamp sets --one outlines the magnificent roses and greenery (Cling stamp) and the other (photopolymer) can be used to "color" the lined image using the various colors you choose--the flower is separate from the leaves, greenery, pine cones, and berries which means you can color the image in 'no time.'

The winter roses are beautiful for holiday cards as well as just about any other sentiment you need---birthday, sympathy, get well, thinking of you--the list goes on! Below is my first card using this set...it's a very simple card using the single rose stamp and the "Merry Christmas" greeting...see that lovely lattice in the background--it's one of the dies included in this suite. The gold glimmery ribbon coordinates with the Gold Glitter Enamel dots---just a symphony of color, elegance and beauty.10-28-19 Christmas Time

I"ll give you the simple directions for the card below..followed by the supply list....this Christmastime is Here Suite is available November 1st for one month only! You can download the brochure here Download 10.01.19_FLYER_Q4_OOP_US

You can order two ways

*Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com before November 1st to place your Pre-order.

or

*On November 1st you can place your order online and if you use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Stamp rose spray on Shimmery white cardstock in Stazon ink (#101406). Using the coordinating photopolymer stamps, color the image with Real Red ink (#147084) for roses, Old Olive Ink (#147090) for the leaves/pine at the top and Mossy Meadow (#147111) for the leaves/pine at the bottom. The berries with no matching stamp are colored with Real Red Stampin'Write marker (#147155)&  pine cones are colored with Soft Suede marker (#147158). Add a bit of Wink of Stella (#141897) to the roses and berries.

2. Cut out the image with the coordinating die.

3. Cut the lattice from gold glimmer cardstock

4. On Shimmery White cardstock stamp Merry Christmas in Versamark & sprinkle with Gold embossing powder; heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Die cut with fancy label die.  Add 3 Gold Glitter Enamel dots.

5. Tie a bow in 8" Gold Shimmer ribbon and attach to top of label with a glue dot.

6. Cut 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 Mossy Meadow cardstock--using Tufted embossing folder--dry emboss this piece. Cut 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Mossy Meadow and score the long side at 4 1/4. Adhere dry embossed piece to the card front using liquid glue.

7. Adhere the lattice with a light coat of liquid glue; add the rose piece also using liquid glue. Top off with the verse using dimensionals.

Your card is ready for sending.

Supply List: Below are the supplies used for this card that are not included in the Suite--these can be purchased now. The suite can be pre-ordered by calling 410 836 8016 or emailing sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com.


Hey Turkey, Check This Out!

Hey Turkey Check This Out! Turkey front view

Wouldn't this look adorable on your holiday table--a take-home treat & add the guest's name with a tag to the bow-- a gift + place holder.

This cutie is quite easy to assemble--the base is the Tiny Treat boxes requiring no adhesive--simply fold together. We added designer paper to the 'body' & used our new leaf dies for the tail feathers... presto--the cutest turkey ever!

I know it's early to talk about Thanksgiving...but I wanted to give you enough time to order your supplies & create these favors before the holiday gets too near. 

Not hosting the holiday at your home?  Make enough for the guests who will be attending the party at someone else's home & take these as a gift/treat for the hostess---she will swoon at your thoughtfulness & receiving a "gift" that is wonderfully ready for 're-gifting.'

These are also great for your co-workers, teachers, small groups, coaches--who wouldn't enjoy receiving one of these cuties filled with their favorite chocolate!

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply list. Order your supplies today so you can get your turkeys completed before the holiday approaches. Remember, if you place your order online and use this month's host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Before folding the box together, cut four pieces of designer series paper (Gather Together) 1 7/8 X 1 7/8 : adhere to the sides (only) of box with a glue dots. Adhering dsp to box

2. Fill box with autumn colored-shred and chocolate. Cut a 20" piece of gold-edged vanilla ribbon and tie around the box in a bow on box top. Turkey side view

3. Cut two turkey heads from Terra Cotta Tile cardstock .Glue the head/neck together with liquid glue; leave the two bottom tabs unglued and open; draw eyes on both sides of the head with a black marker--adhere these tabs to the box front with glue dots. Head Head assembly

4. Punch a heart (Every Season Punch Pack) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (#119685); fold in half and adhere under turkey chin with glue dots.

5. Stamp large maple leaf (Gather Together stamps) in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock; cut out with leaf framelit (Gathered Leaves dies). Sponge Champagne Mist paint over front of leaf and let dry.

6. Cut two small maple leaves from Crushed Curry and from Cajun Craze cardstock; adhere these to the back of the large maple leaf with liquid glue. Adhere 2 strips of Tear & Tape to the lower front of the large maple leaf; remove backing and adhere to back of the box forming the turkey tail. Tail

Your turkey is ready for giving! Enjoy

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


59 Stampin'Up! Stamp Sets on 24 hour sale on 23rd ONLY!

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Check out the savings of 15% on specific Stampin'Up! stamp sets during the 59 Stampin'Up! Stamp Sets on 24 Hour Sale on October 23rd ONLY! Stampin'Up! just made this annouoncement...so take a look at the sets below

59 Stamp sets are 15% off for one day only on Wednesday, October 23rd...orders must be placed before midnight to get sale price on Wednesday 10/23. 

Images of the sets that are on sale are shown below for ease of review...they are also listed on the brochure you can download here Download 10.14.19_FLYER_24HRSTAMPSALE_US

It's time to fill in those sets on your Wish List and time to purchase Christmas gifts while saving 15% on these wonderful sets...you can order 3 ways

1. Email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com from now until  7PM on Wednesday 10/23

2. Call 410 836 8016 from now until 7PM on Wednesday 10/23

3. Place your order online (on Wed 10/23) by clicking on one of the images below--(you'll be in my store) before 11:30PM Wed 10/23...remember for each $50 in product that you purchase online and use this month's Host Code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me.  ((Remember if your order is $150 or more---do not use my Host Code but cash in your own Host Rewards for what you want.)) 

By placing your order online--your order comes directly to your home!

Stamp Sets on Sale:

(prices shown are NOT the sale price)

 

 


Another Mini Christmas Lantern

Today we're creating Another Mini Christmas Lantern using the Mini Curvy Keepsake die. There are so many treat and gift ideas using this die and today we're creating another decorating idea with it. Stars - closed

We are using the star design from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, cutting stars in each side and covering the cutout with vellum...this provides a lovely soft light from within. Layering a copper foil star over the opening and crowning that with a copper star element...makes this beauty hard to resist.

I'll give you the directions to create this lantern followed by the Supply list so you can order your supplies to create your own.  Remember if you place an online order (hit the Shop Now button) and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer paper 5.5 X 5.5. Cut the mini curvy keepsake box with your die cutting machine. Fold on all the score lines using a bone folder (#102300) to help make the firm creases. Cut a 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square from Night of Navy cardstock, adhere to inside box bottom with glue dots.

2. Using the small star die (So Many Stars dies) cut a star opening in each "side" of the box. Cut a small piece of vellum and position over each star cutout on the inside of the box (use glue dots on the vellum).

3. Insert a battery-operated tea light inside and fold together the handles of the box. Stars - open

4. Cut a medium star from copper foil and adhere over the star in the front panel; adhere a copper star element in the center.

5. Tie a bow in a 9" piece of copper trim--attach to the box handle with a glue dot.

Your box is ready to go!

Supply List: Click on one of the images and you'll be in my store, order your supplies to create these cuties right now.

 


An easy Christmas lantern

Today we're creating An Easy Christmas Lantern. It's created with the new Mini Curvy Keepsake die..its super easy...since the box is created with a single die..it just folds together--with no glue. Acetate further away

Using the new Mercury Acetate sheets--there are natural "window' openings in the mercury to let the battery-operated tea lights to shine through the clear spaces.  Just adding a lovely curly red ribbon and a bit of holly---your lantern is ready for giving. Acetate further away

Wouldn't this be a lovely place card at your holiday gathering? Just add a tag with the seating name and your guests can take it home and add it to their Christmas tree as a wonderful keepsake from your event.

Create several of these lanterns and place them all over your tree as an sweet way to light up your tree.

Or simply add this little keepsake to your hand-delivered card or gift.. it would be a super addition to a gift card. I always like to give a small gift along with the gift card.

I'll give you the directions to create this lantern followed by the Supply list so you can order your supplies to create your own.  Remember if you place an online order (hit the Shop Now button) and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of Mercury Acetate 5.5 X 5.5. Cut the mini curvy keepsake box with your die cutting machine. Fold on all the score lines using a bone folder (#102300) to help make the firm creases.

2. Insert a battery-operated tea light inside and fold together the handles of the box. Acetate - open

3. Tie a bow in a 9" piece of curly read ribbon--attach to the box handle with a glue dot.

4. Stamp holly (Free Skate stamp set) in Memento ink  on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock; color with Dark Call Me Clover Blend and Dark Real Red Blend. Cut out with matching die with die cut machine. Adhere to box handle with glue dot.

Your box is ready to go!

Supply List: Click on one of the images and you'll be in my store, order your supplies to create these cuties right now.


A Stepped Up DIY Frosty Gift Card Holder with Secret Sparkly Snow

Today we are going to create another gift card holder but this one is A Stepped Up DIY Frosty Gift Card Holder with Secret Sparkly Snow. We're still using the simple Pillow Box as the base..this time we are adding some snow-covered "sparkly" greenery-- I'll let you know what the secret is shortly.  First, here's the finished product--see the white frosty pine peeping through the frosted greenery. Pilloe boc GCH 2

Now here's a close up of the sparkly frosty snow covered greenery.... Pillow box GCH - close up

How do you get that sparkle....first spread the Snowfall Puff Paint over the pine boughs...then before heating....sprinkle the paint with Ice Glitter. Then use the heat tool to puff up the paint and you'll have that sparkly frosty snow! Isn't that an awesome effect?

I"ll give you the step by step directions below followed by the supply list. If you place an order online and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Rub the embossing buddy across the entire front of a pillow box, stamp the three branch pine with Whisper White Craft ink--stamp once going up and another time with the branch going down. Then sprinkle liberally with Shimmery White embossing powder, heat with the heat tool until shiny white.

2. Cut two triple pine branches from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Spread Snowfall Puff paint over the greenery, sprinkle with Ice Glitter and then heat with heat tool until the snow is puffy. Adhere these  with liquid glue over the stamped images so the white branches underneath peek through the greenery.

3. Cut approximately 16" of Real Red Ruched ribbon, wrap around the middle of the box and tie in a knot.

Your box is now ready for the gift card and giving!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and order your supplies now:


DIY Frosty Gift Card Holder

Today we'll create a quick & easy DIY Frosty Gift Card Holder. Gift cards are great gifts, however, they are even more special if they are "wrapped" in a delightful way. Today's "wrap" is based on the Pillow Boxes...they come in packs of ten--so you can really make a great supply to have on hand at a moment's notice. Here's today's "wrap." Pillow box GCH - 2

To form the pillow box, simply squeeze the sides until the box pops open and then fold on the score lines to form the flaps that close both ends.

The white sparkly pine is created with the Peaceful Bough stamp set and embossed with the new Shimmery White embossing powder...the sparkle is quite enchanting. Top it off with a sparkly pine cone, tie a delightful cherry striped ribbon around the box and you are ready for giving! Here's a close up of the pine and pine cone. Pillow box gch 1 - close up

I"ll give you the step by step directions below followed by the supply list. If you place an order online and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Rub the embossing buddy across the entire front of a pillow box, stamp the three branch pine with Whisper White Craft ink, sprinkle liberally with Shimmery White embossing powder, heat with the heat tool until shiny white.

2. Cut a solid small pine cone (Beautiful Boughs Dies) from Early Expresso cardstock; cut the small pine cone overlay from Silver Glimmer paper. Adhere these to each other with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the top of the pine branches with a dimensional

3. Cut approximately 16" of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped ribbon, wrap around the top of the box and tie in a bow above the pine cone.

Your box is now ready for the gift card and giving!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and der your supplies now:


Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Treat Bag

Today's creation is another Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Treat Bag!  We're using that beautiful antique Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper--reminiscent of days gone by...after all, don't we always think of the "old" days around the holidays (even though we are in the midst of creating more "old" days! Christmas

This little cutie can be used for snacks, small gifts and goodies..again, the base is the 3 X 6 gusseted cello bags that are food safe. The ruched red ribbon just adds that beautiful elegance that is required by this gorgeous designer paper.

Now take a closer look at the sparkle and shine on the evergreen--that is created with the new shimmery crystal effects (used as a glue here) and the Ice Glitter that are new in the Holiday mini. These are truly spectacular additions that set this design apart from the everyday.

I'll give you the directions for this holder-- then order your supplies today and start creating! If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1.Cut Toile Christmas Designer Series Paper 10 1/2 X 3, score long side at 4, 6, 10. Fold on all the score lines.

2. Cut 2 X 3 Read Red cardstock and adhere to the middle 2 X 3 area of the designer paper with glue dots--this is the area the bag will rest on.

3. Add treats or gift to the gusseted cello bag, fold top (just for placement purposes)

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5. Complete wrapping the designer paper around the bag with the 1 1/2 X 3 section folding over the top.

6. Cut approximately 16" Red Ruched ribbon, tie around top of bag holding the flap down (tie in large knot)

7. Die cut the greenery from Garden Green cardstock. Spread the Shimmery Crystal Effects over the greenery and sprinkle liberally with the Ice Glitter. Set aside to dry. 

8. Die cut the small outline pine cone from Early Espresso cardstock. Cut the small detailed overlay from Gold Glimmer paper. Adhere these together with glue dots.

9. Adhere the greenery under the knot with glue dots; adhere the pinecone at the top near the knot with glue dots.

Your treat is ready for giving!

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


Quick & Easy DIY Treat Bag

Today we'll create a Quick & Easy DIY Treat Bag. The neat thing about this is that you can use any designer paper (so check back in on Friday to see another version) for the holiday or occasion you need.  This design is super quick and can be used for candy treats or small gifts for any occasion! Halloween

The base treat holder is the 3 X 6 gusseted cello bag--these come in a handy pack of 25 bags and are food safe--great for home baked cookies or brownies!

The wrap is a piece of designer paper and tied with a bow and tag...all can be modified for your own occasion!

I'll give you the directions for this holder-- then order your supplies today and start creating! If you place an online order and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1.Cut Monster Bash Designer Series Paper 10 1/2 X 3, score long side at 4, 6, 10. Fold on all the score lines.

2. Cut 2 X 3 Pumpkin Pie cardstock and adhere to the middle 2 X 3 area of the designer paper with glue dots--this is the area the bag will rest on.

3. Add treats or gift to the gusseted cello bag, fold top over and staple shut.

4. Set bag on cardstock insert--see picture below Wrapping around

5. Complete wrapping the designer paper around the bag with the 1 1/2 X 3 section folding over the top.

6. Cut approximately 16" Black scalloped edge ribbon, tie around top of bag holding the flap down (tie in bow)

7. Stamp "Eat, Drink, & be Scary" in Stazon Black (#101406) on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Cut out with die (Ornate Frames dies).

8. Cut 1 1/2 X 1 5/8 Gold Glimmer, round all corners with the Detailed Trio punch. Adhere stamped die cut to top with glue dots.

9. Using Take Your Pick tool, punch hole in top. Thread 12" Whisper White twine through hole and tie around black ribbon. 

Your treat is ready for giving!

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