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Fast & Easy Treat #4

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #4! Now this little treat holder has CUTE written all over it. Those Christmas penguins have an awesome little cousin now. What a fun treat for your teachers and buddies..you'll get so many oooh and aahhhs! Penguin

This one too uses the Mini Curvy Keepsake die for the base (there's theme here, right). Another example that will make purchasing this die a real bargain! Penguin angle

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. From a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of Basic Black cardstock cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Using the small oval (Stiched Shapes dies) cut an oval from Whisper White cardstock. Adhere to front flap of box with about 1/3 extending off the box bottom--cut off that extension with paper snips. Cut a small triangle from Melody Mango cardstock and adhere at top of oval with a glue dot. Adhere 2 large Googly eyes with glue dots

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Holly Jolly" in Shaded Spruce ink on  Whisper White  cardstock. Cut out with the tear drop die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Red Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot. Add a green rhinestone (Holiday Rhinestones). Penguin tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Whisper White twine,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 2 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

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


Fast & Easy Treat #3

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #3! This little cutie will be a hit with your co-workers, teaches and kids...the little Elfie is quite simple and requires little more than the addition of the tag. Elf angle

We're still using the Mini Curvy Keepsake die for the base (there's theme here, right). This is a wonderful example of multiple uses of a single die. Many times I hear--I love it but I'm not sure I'd use it more than once. Well, when we finish the 6th post of how to use this cutie, you'll definitely want to add it to your stash. Elf

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you
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Sandi's Super Santa Sale has one more day....I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now 

Directions:

1. From a piece of designer paper (Perfectly Plaid Designer series paper) cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Cut a 1/4 X approximately 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock; cut a small square of Gold Glimmer paper and adhere to middle of the black band.  Cut a 1/4 X 1/4" piece of black cardstock and adhere to the center of the Gold Glimmer with a glue dot. Adhere the black band to the middle of one non-handle side of the box with glue dots. Using paper snips trim band to the front flap.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Holly Jolly" in Stazon Jet Black ink on  Daffodil Delight cardstock. Cut out with the star die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Gold Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot. Elf tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Lovely  Lipstick  ribbon,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 3 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

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


Fast & Easy Treat #2

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #2 for your Thanksgiving guests, co-workers, friends, & teachers.  It can also be used as a place card holder on your Thanksgiving table--not hostessing at your house--take them as a hostess gift to your host for dinner! Turkey

We continue to use the curvy keepsake box as the holder..this is really easy since it is a one piece die and no glue or adhesive is required....just cut out and embellish. Today we're using the leaf dies from the Gather Together Bundle to form the turkey tail..Fast & Easy, right? You'll be the hit of the Thanksgiving party.

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you
.

Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Plus, Stampin'Up! Extravaganza sale  ends today, November 22.  The brochure for this sale can be downloaded here Download Extravaganza.  

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of designer paper (Come to Gather Designer Series Paper); cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Punch 1 1/8" circle from same designer paper; hand cut small triangle from Crushed Curry cardstock - adhere "beak" to circle with glue dot. Punch heart (Every Season Punch pack) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut in half - glue dot one piece under the beak. Add 2 large Googly eyes with glue dots. Adhere this unit to one side (with handle) using dimensionals.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "for you" in Stazon Jet Black ink on Crushed Curry cardstock. Cut out with the oval die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Turkey tag

5. Stamp large maple leaf in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry cardstock, cut out with die (Come to Gather bundle). If you like sparkle use a sponge with a bit of Champagne Mist paint over the surface (#147044). Cut 2 small maple leaves from Pumpkin Pie cardstock & one from Gold Glimmer paper. Adhere  3 small leaves to the front of the large leaf with glue dots. Adhere this unit to back of box with glue dots. Turkey tail

6. Cut two 12"pieces of linen thread, fold in half and loop through the handle, tie in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 4 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

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


Fast & Easy Treat #1

Today we'll create a Fast & Easy Treat #1...there will be 6 in total--you won't want to miss any of them. They are cute as a button....here's #1 Window angle

We are creating with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die...it's a single piece die that simply folds together--no gluing...just folding. This little cutie has a window so you can see you'll be receiving (in mine) a lovely piece of chocolate! The best part is that once you remove the chocolate for yourself...you can re-gift the holder with a treat from you and the gift keeps giving! Doesn't get any better, right? Window

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Plus, Stampin'Up! is having their Extravaganza sale November 20, 21, 22.  The brochure for this sale can be downloaded here Download Extravaganza.  And, for you savvy shoppers....if you are signed up for my newsletter you'll see that you can double dip on the savings on those 3 days with Sandi's Super Santa Sale...but you have to be signed up for my newsletter to get those savings!

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of designer paper (Come to Gather Designer Series Paper); cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Using the 1 1/8 scalloped circle punch punch out a circle on one of the sides with the handle. From a Window Sheet punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle with that punch. Adhere the window circle to the inside of the box covering the 1 1/8" circle opening with glue dots--be careful not to let the glue dots show through the window sheet opening.

3. Add your treat and close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "for you" in Pretty Peacock ink (#150083) on Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the tear drop die (Minicurvykeepsake dies); cut out the sprig (Minicurvy keepsake dies) from a scrap of Gold Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with glue dot. Adhere 3 Peacock Rhinestones (you choose the colors you like). Window tag

5. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and loop through the handle, tie in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 5 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

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


Another Take on the...Fast Cute Useful Gift

Another Take on the...Fast Cute Useful Gift we created on Tuesday...here's another cute and quick tag you can use in the tiny treat box: Holly tag

Here's the box loaded with chocolate and the new tag design...what a great gift to give someone who has everything...they can pass along your creativity to others in celebration of the holiday. It's also a lovely addition if you are giving a gift card..it's always fun to have something fun to open along with a gift card...this would be wonderfully simple but a super treat to receive. Holly box

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Directions:

1. Cut six pieces of Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 1 7/8, score the long side at 1 7/8 (base).

2. Using the Take Your Pick tool, punch a hole in the upper left corner of the right side of the base. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and loop through hole. The hole will be just to the right of the score line inside the tag.

3. Cut 1 5/8 X 1 5/8 Real Red cardstock; adhere to base with liquid glue. Cut 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 from Designer Paper (Wrapped in Plaid); adhere to red layer with liquid glue (#110755)

4. Stamp holly (Free Skate stamp set) in Memento ink; color with Dark Real Red and Dark Color Me Clover Blends. Cut out with die (Detailed Skate dies). Add three red rhinestones on top of the berries. Adhere to tag front with dimensionals.

Your tags are now ready--add some red shred and chocolate to the bottom of the tiny treat box. Layer the 6 tags on top and close the lid

Your gift is ready for giving.

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


A Fast Cute Useful Gift

Today we'll create A Fast Cute Useful Gift! At this time of year everyone can use gift tags, right? So if we combine some quick and easy gift tags with a bit of chocolate in a tiny treat box--we have the perfect gift! Check it out Top Side

These tags take only a couple of minutes but are really cute (so if someone tosses the tag, we won't panic)! Tag

We added a lovely piece of Ferrero chocolate to the bottom of our tiny treat acetate box and the 6 tags on top. You can always add a bow but I think it's ready for giving just like that!

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Directions:

1. Cut six pieces of Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 1 7/8, score the long side at 1 7/8 (base).

2. Using the Take Your Pick tool, punch a hole in the upper left corner of the right side of the base. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and loop through hole. The hole will be just to the right of the score line inside the tag.

3. Cut 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 from designer paper (Let It Snow); adhere to front of base with liquid glue (#110755)

4. Punch a small ornament with the smallest punch in the Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack from Red Glimmer paper. Adhere to front of tag with dimensionals.

5. Tie a piece of Whisper White twine in a tiny bow an adhere to top of ornament.

Your tags are now ready--add some red shred and chocolate to the bottom of the tiny treat box. Layer the 6 tags on top and close the lid

Your gift is ready for giving.

Here's the Supply List. Click on one of the item images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now:


Another Fast Wrap!

Today I'll show you Another Fast Wrap! Tuesday we talked about a super gift for the holidays--a box of your own hand made cards....and we looked at a really quick way that is pretty and quick to wrap them! Today we're going to do another super quick wrap of your hand made cards...this one is a bit fancier... Christmas gleaming

Again, we're using the acetate card box for the 'box' and we're using the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper for the 'wrap' inside the acetate card box.  All very quick and easy.

Here's a close up of the tags. Gleaming tags

Even though it's fancier than the snowmen...it's still very quick and easy...you could make it even faster by using the ornament punch with another piece of the designer paper instead of embossing the ornament image. I love embossing but if you do not...then just use the ornament punch with a contrasting piece of the Brightly Gleaming designer paper instead.

I'll give you the steps and measurements below and following that I'll provide you with the supply list. Remember that if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (KZ4ZW9AH), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, do you remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer series paper (Brightly Gleaming) 10 3/4 X 5 3/4, score on the long side at 4 3/8, 4 7/8, 9 1/4, and 9 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and insert this like a tube inside the acetate box.

2. Add your cards and envelopes to the box--the number it will hold depends on the number of card layers that each card contains.

3. Cut a 28" piece of Classic Weave Vanilla Ribbon - says Merry Christmas. Tie around box in a big pretty bow.

4. Use the embossing buddy on a piece of copper foil and Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp the ornament images (Christmas Gleaming stamp set) in Versamark on each of these papers. Sprinkle the copper foil with copper embossing powder and the Very Vanilla with gold embossing powder. Heat with Heat Tool until shiny and raised.

5. Punch out both with the Gleaming Ornament punch and adhere under the bow with glue dots.

Your gift is ready for giving!

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


The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever!

Today I'll tell you about The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! What would any thoughtful person want that is totally unique and awesome to receive?

A box of handmade cards from YOU!

And what would you enjoy more than giving them that gift but NOT spending a lot of time or money on the wrapping?

Answer: Put those handmade cards in the Acetate Card Box...but wait....let's do a bit of pizzazz...line the inside with some Designer Series Paper---check this out: Acetate card box front Acetate card box side

Then add a big red bow and a handmade tag...and you have the Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! Tag

You just can't beat giving or receiving handmade cards...the thought and care that goes into them and the receiver will be totally wowed by your thoughtfulness.

I'll give you the steps and measurements below and following that I'll provide you with the supply list. Remember that if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (KZ4ZW9AH), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, do you remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer series paper (Let It Snow) 10 3/4 X 5 3/4, score on the long side at 4 3/8, 4 7/8, 9 1/4, and 9 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and insert this like a tube inside the acetate box.

2. Add your cards and envelopes to the box--the number it will hold depends on the number of card layers that each card contains.

3. Cut a 28" piece of red ruched ribbon. Tie around box in a big pretty bow.

4. From the leftover piece of designer paper punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle; stamp Just For You in Stazon Jet black ink. Punch a 1 1/2" plain circle from Red Glimmer paper (#150427). Adhere the two circles with glue dots. Add 3 red rhinestones.

5. Use your Take a Pick tool and punch a hole in the top. Cut 12" Whisper White Twine and loop through the hole. Tie around the bow.

Your gift is ready for giving!

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


Christmas Time Suite Card with Coloring in "No Time"

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Today we're creating another Christmas Time Suite Card with Coloring in 'No Time.' 11-1-19 christmas time

This beauty is amazing since we are not doing ANY coloring--but look at the dazzling colors! The secret is that we are using the framelit to cut out the image from the Designer Series Paper...yes, that beauty you see as the centerpiece of the card is simply cut (not by hand but with the framelit) and adhered to the card front--it just doesn't get better than that. Check out the close up of the coloring with the embedded gold foil! 11-1-19 close up

Then by adding a glimmering ribbon, three gold glitter enamel dots and the two small lattices--we have a magnificent card with very little effort.

This card can be Christmas, Thank you, Thinking of You, Get Well, Anniversary, or Sympathy--whatever you need --it fits. Prepare a few of these to have on hand and use them for any occasion.

Wouldn't this Suite make a wonderful Christmas gift or a birthday gift for one of your stamping buddies? Such a quick shop and you are ready for gift-giving!

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_USYou can order two ways

*Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com. 

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*Place your order online  (Click on the Shop Now button) and use this month's host code (KZ4ZW9AH) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Card Directions:

1. Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut Mossy Meadow cardstock  4 1/4 X 4 1/4; cut two 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 gold foil strips. Adhere these to two opposite sides of the mossy cardstock with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut two single lattice strips with the dies and gold glimmer paper; adhere these to the sides of the card front with thin layer of liquid glue.

4. Using the rose framelit cut a rose with greenery image from the Designer Series Paper; adhere to mossy layer with dimensionals. Add touches of Wink of Stella to the berries.

5. Tie a bow with 8" of Gold Shimmer ribbon; adhere to bottom of rose image with a glue dot. Add 2 Glimmer dots (see picture for placement)

Your card is ready for giving!

Supplies: Click on one of the images below and you will be in my store---order your supplies right now--this suite of products is only available in November!