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January 2020

"Simply" Sandi Stamping #3

Today we're ratcheting up the design we did last Friday to "Simply" Sandi Stamping #3. Here are our last 2 products--you can see how we took our simple notecard and created a full sized greeting card

Butterfly notecard Butterfly card

Today we're taking this card design and using our new framelits (Nature's Thoughts) that are ready for Sale Feb - March (and latest word .from Stampin'Up!--these will be in the new annual catalog in June)..See how adding the die cut and one additional small butterfly really takes your card-making to the next level...

Butterfly 3dWe're going to do some more experimentation with this process in the upcoming blog posts--if you are not signed up to receive reminder emails when a new post is ready--click on the Blog News Sign up button -- you'll receive an email when there's a new post. Also, if you'd like to hear about other product news, sales, classses, special, etc--click on the Subscribe to my newsletter too--keep in the know with all the stamping news.

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list.

Stampin'Up is offering 6 new Coordination products because all 6 coordinate with products in the Mini or the Sale-a-bration mini...to see both of these just click on the Catalogs button. These products will be available Feb - March for a limited time and as long as supplies last. (note: Stampin'Up! indicated the Nature's Thoughts dies & the Special Day dies will appear in the new annual catalog.)

The brochures describing the Coordination products can be downloaded here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and here Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.

Remember when you are ordering

*This is Sale-a-bration--during Jan-March for each $50 in product you purchase you can select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini. There are some Free items that require a $100 purchase---they are so marked.

and

*If you place an online order and us this month's Host Code (PD4T2Y4X) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock; score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); cut 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 Whisper White cardstock---run through the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder and adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; adhere in the upper center of card with liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 X 3 Whisper White cardstock; using Jet Black Stazon ink stamp "hugs, prayers, love" in black in the upper left

4. Use the swatch stamp (Dressed to Impress) with Daffodill Delight ink...stamp 2 horizontally near the bottom over the lower part of verse. Stamp once more above these 2 centered between the bottom stamps. This forms a rough triangle.

5. Stamp the large butterfly in Stazon ink on scrap Daffodil Delight cardstock; apply Wink of Stella; die cut (Nature's Thoughts). Die cut the small butterfly from a scrap of black cardstock. Attach both with glue dots (see pic for placement). Add 3 gold rhinestones in an rough triangle.

5. Adhere this stamped piece to the black square with dimensionals

Supply List: Order your supplies now.


"Simply" Sandi Stamping #2

Tuesday we created a 3 X 3 Notecard and today we're upgrading this design in "Simply" Sandi Stamping #2.

The 3 X 3 notecard looked like this Butterfly notecardToday in #2 project we are turning this design into a full sized greeting card.... Butterfly card

We are using the same stamps and adding a background stamp that re-creates the Daffodil swatch in the background. That swatch stamp is actually from the Dressed to Impress stamp set...I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply list so you can order what you need to create this lovely greeting card. Remember you can change the greeting to anything you currently need.

Soon we will have framelits to coordinate with this stamp set--Stampin'Up is offering 6 new Coordination products because all 6 coordinate with products in the Mini or the Sale-a-bration mini...to see both of these just click on the Catalogs button. These products will be available Feb - March for a limited time and as long as supplies last.

The brochures describing the Coordination products can be downloaded here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and here Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.

Remember when you are ordering

*This is Sale-a-bration--during Jan-March for each $50 in product you purchase you can select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini. There are some Free items that require a $100 purchase---they are so marked.

and

*If you place an online order and us this month's Host Code (PD4T2Y4X) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock; score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); cut 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 Whisper White cardstock---run through the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder and adhere to card base front with liquid glue.

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 1/8 X 3 1/8; adhere in the upper center of card with liquid glue.

3. Cut 3 X 3 Whisper White cardstock; using Jet Black Stazon ink stamp the butterfly on the lower right side; stamps "hugs, prayers, love" in black in the upper left

4. Use the swatch stamp (Dressed to Impress) with Daffodill Delight ink...stamp 2 horizontally near the bottom and over the butterfly and lower part of verse. Stamp once more above these 2 centered between the bottom stamps. This forms a rough triangle.

5. Adhere this stamped piece to the black square with dimensionals.

Your card is completed.

Stop back by on Tuesday to see how we upgrade this full greeting card to add more dimension.  But right now..check out the supply list below.

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


"Simply" Sandi Stamping

Today we're starting a series of projects called "Simply" Sandi Stamping---these project are based on a simple design that we can ratchet up if we want to with some very simple steps (This is not the same as Sandi's Simply Stamping which are card kits for you to make at your leisure.)

Today's project begins with the 3 X 3 Best Dressed Note Cards in the new Stamin'Up! Jan-Jun Mini catalog (after this we'll just call it the "mini".) These cuties have a very basic pre-printed design and are coordinated with lovely scalloped flap envelopes..they look like this right out of the package.  151322G

By the way, these little note cards fit right inside those little purses that are created with the Dressed to Impress framelits (#1516650--check out these bags on page 54 in the mini--a great gift idea when you pack it with these cute notecards).


I'm stamping with the new stamp set Positive Thoughts which is actually a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog. The reason I chose this set is because in February/March a new set of framelits will be available that coordinate with this stamp set (more about this later).

Today we are "Simply" adding black ink and Holiday Rhinestones (yes, these carried over....wahoooooo!). Here's the notecard with its matching envelope: Butterfly notecard

Simple, right, but totally awesome and striking with the black on Daffodil Delight! I'll give you the 'simple' directions below followed by the Supply List. Use this list to purchase the supplies you'll need.

Now remember I mentioned framelits to coordinate with this stamp set--Stampin'Up! is releasing 6 new products only in Feb and March--while supplies last and for this limited time. These are called Coordination products because all 6 coordinate with products in the Mini or the Sale-a-bration mini...to see both of these just click on the Catalogs button.

The brochures describing the Coordination products can be downloaded here Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA and here Download 12.01.19_CUSTOMER_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.

Remember when you are ordering

*This is Sale-a-bration--during Jan-March for each $50 in product you purchase you can select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration mini. There are some Free items that require a $100 purchase---they are so marked.

and

*If you place an online order and us this month's Host Code (PD4T2Y4X) you'll receie $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!

Directions:

1. Mount the "hugs, prayers, love" stamp and the butterfly stamp on a clear block--this way you don't have to position the stamps each time...here's how to do that...lay your uninked stamps in the position you want them right on top of the notecard. Press the clear block firmly on top of the stamps--they will adhere to the block..ready for stamping

Stamps on block

2. Using Jet Black Stazon ink stamp the image on the 3 X 3 Best Dressed Daffodil Delight notecard.

3. Adhere 3 gold rhinestones (from Holiday Rhinestones) in an off center triangle.

Your notecard is completed.

You'll want to stop back by on Friday to see how we upgrade this to a full greeting card.  But right now..check out the supply list below.

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


Get It All!

Today I'm going to tell you how to Get It All! I'm sure you have now seen all the goodies in the Jan-Jun Stampin'Up! Mini catalog...there are 7 new Designer Series Papers, 7 New Ribbons, and 12 New Embellishments...that's a lot of new stuff. 

If you are like me you do want all of it but sometimes the budget says we can't just get all of it---at least all at one time. But you can and still stay in  your budget! 

We have 2 clubs---a Designer Series Paper Club and an Ribbon and Embellishment Club.  And....drum roll please....if you join both clubs you get 10% off both clubs...that's totally awesome and you get all that new good stuff!

The Designer Series Paper Club provides you will one full sheet of each design in the 7 new Designer Series Papers...that means if it is a 12 X 12 pack--you get one full 12 X 12 sheet of each design. If it is a 6 X 6 set of papers, you will get a 6 X 6 sheet of each design! Awesome!

The Ribbon & Embellishment Club provides you a full yard of each ribbon/twine/trim and a portion of each of the Embellishments. 

Attached is the full description that you can download and check out Download DSP full sheet club

Yes, the file says DSP but both clubs are listed on there and at the bottom of the sheet you'll see the 10% discount when you purchase both clubs.

After you play with all those goodies (imagine this--it's like Christmas to open this up and pull all those new items out of the box) you can decide if you want to purchase full packs of each item. In the meantime you have enough to get you started creating with the new supplies.

If you want to join either or both of the clubs  call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com and we'll get your clubs to you as soon as possible.

Note: Clubs and Discount are only available through January 31st. Order now while the discount is in effect.

If you want to see the products that are included in the clubs you can check them out below:


Sandi's Simply Stamping Kit

Today I'll show you Sandi's Simply Stamping Kit cards that will be ready for you Feb 20th.  

What is Sandi's Simply Stamping? Sandi cuts all the cardstock/layers, she does all the die-cutting, she does all the punching, and she uses all the embossing folders for you. 

So what do you do? You will do all the stamping, coloring, and assembling the cards!  Essentially--Sandi does all the work and you have all the fun!! Sounds like a good plan to me!

There will be supplies, embellishments, and envelopes for 5 of each of the 2 designs (total of 10 cards). You can either pick the kit up on/after February 20th or the kit will be mailed to you ($7.90 for flat rate package).

How do you know what you'll need to finish the cards? Just check out the below Supply list for what YOU will need.

On Feb 20th (when the kits are available) you will be emailed photos of the cards, complete written directions (in case you want to re-create the cards from scratch), and the complete supply list--what I used for my part and what you will need--the entire list.

So, here are the two cards included in this kit--these were created with Grace's Garden

Arch

Fence

How do you get these kits? Call 410 836 8016 or email: sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com today and we'll get you registered!

Below is the supply list for what YOU will need for these kits...remember

*It's Sale-a-bration--this means that for every $50 in product that you purchase you can select something FREE from the Sale-a-bration Mini catalog (there are also some freebies that require $100 purchase). This excludes shipping and tax.

and

*If you place an online order and use this month's host code (PD4T2Y4X), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).  Note: if your order reaches $150 don't use my host code--be your own hostess and select the Host Rewards that you want.

Supply List:


From My Heart...a gift!

Today we are tackling the Valentine's gifts...From My Heart ....a gift! We conquered the Valentine on Tuesday (if you missed it..check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/01/from-my-heart.html. Now I'm ready to prep for the small gifts...candy, bracelit, or a little tchotchke just to let someone know that I'm thinking of them. Again, I want it to be packaged to look really cute but not take me a long time to create. Remember, this year I'm really trying to stay ahead of the curve for cards and gifts....so here's today's gift box.... Box

Yes, it's the mini Pizza Box---and, we're using the same products we used for the card last Tuesday--this makes it very quick and inexpensive because we already have most of the supplies for creating the gift box.

This pizza boxes come in packs of 8 for only $6---really economical too! And they are food safe--so you can pack with candy or cookies!

I'll give you the quick step by step directions below followed by the Supply List. Order your supplies now so you can get started and have your boxes ready for filling.

Remember

*If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (PD4T2Y4X), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

AND

*Drum rolllllll please...you'll also be able to select a free stamp set (or other free items) from the Sale-a-bration mini for each $50 you purchase (excludes shipping/tax). Note: there are some free items that require a $100 purchase--they are noted in the mini catalog

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like copies of the Jan-Jun Mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini, contact me and we'll get a copy in your hands.

Directions:

1. Fold together the mini pizza box (no glue required)

2. Cut 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 Basic Black cardstock; adhere to box top with glue dots. (Use glue dots because the surface of the box is slick and shiny--the glue dot will work like a charm.)

3. Cut Designer paper 3 X 3 and center on the black cardstock with liquid glue.

4. Adhere a red Heart Doily to the box top with liquid glue.

5. Punch a Flamingo heart from the designer paper with the scalloped heart punch; stamp From My Heart in Stazon Jet Black ink.  Adhere heart to red doily with liquid glue.

6. Add 2 From My Heart Faceted Gems with glue dots.

Your box is ready for filling and giving!

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


From My Heart...

Today we are playing with more new products from the From My Heart Suite. This year one of my ten minute resolutions was to keep ahead of the curve with my card-making.

Why the "ten minute resolution" you ask...it's because that's about I'm  long it will take me to break that resolution! Just kidding...I'm really going to give it my best shot! So this means that I'm going to have my Valentine's ready before the end of January--which means that I need to get the stuff I need ordered now so I can work on them pretty soon.

Here's my first project....the Valentine's card...since I'm really going to try to keep on target I wanted to make it relatively simple while still having that Wow factor! So here it is... Card

You may wonder how I got that pink heart to shine like that...the secret is that it is punched from the new From My Heart Specialty Designer Paper--that's right...use that new Heart punch with the scalloped edge and just punch it out of the designer paper. 

Now the frilly red heart behind it is simply one of the new Heart Doilies that come in a pack of 40 (20 of red and 20 of Flirty Flamingo).

I'm going to give you the directions for this cute card below followed by the Supply List. Click on the Shop Now button or on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember

*If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (PD4T2Y4X), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

AND

*Drum rolllllll please...you'll also be able to select a free stamp set (or other free items) from the Sale-a-bration mini for each $50 you purchase (excludes shipping/tax). Note: there are some free items that require a $100 purchase--they are noted in the mini catalog

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like copies of the Jan-Jun Mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini, contact me and we'll get a copy in your hands.

Directions:

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

2. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card base front with liquid glue

3. 4. Cut Designer Paper 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to red layer with liquid glue; add red heart doily with glue.

4. Punch Flamingo heart from Designer paper with the scalloped heart punch; adhere to red doily with liquid glue

5. Stamp Love You Lots with Stazon Jet Black in in the white heart; add 2 From My Heart Faceted Gems with glue dots.

Your Valentine is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store; order your supplies today.


A little Sneak Peek!

Today I'm going to show you  a little sneak peak of one of the products you can earn for FREE from the Sale-a-bration free products this year. It's a really cute little flower punch that will be one of those "must have" tools. And, good news...it may show up in another catalog later in the year. Yayyyyyy!!! The punch is called Small Bloom Punch (#152316) and you can get this punch Free when spending $100.  You can get this punch TODAY--that's when Sale-a-bration begins...and ends March 31st.

If you do not have a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and want the new Jan-June Mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini catalogs, contact me and we'll get them to you.

Now, let's make another quick thank you note for those holiday gifts and thoughtful gestures that we received... Calypso coral

Again, we are using the Scalloped Note cards as the base which means that all we do is decorate and stamp! That's the fun part. The good news with this note card is that it's a great card for all year long--not only as a thank you but also for other occasions when you need to write a quick note---just use the same design but use the appropriate verse instead.

Since the note cards come in 4 colors---you can use whatever color coordinates with your occasion and the verse that you need.

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the Supply List.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (PD4T2Y4X) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Stamp the Crackled Paint in Calypso Coral on the front of a Calypso Coral Scalloped Note Card. (If you want to stamp the front and not also stamp the white inside that shows through the scalloped edge--put a piece of scrap copy paper inside the note card before stamping.)

2. Stamp "Thank You" from Painted Glass stamp set (148220) in Stazon Jet Black ink in the lower right corner of the note card front.

3. Punch 3 blooms from Shimmery White cardstock (#101910), add a small rhinestone in the center of each bloom. Adhere to note card front in a triangle using glue dots.

Your note card is ready for sending.

Supply List: